So Australian competition – Ardent&Pears Competition Terms & Conditions

1. The organiser of this competition is Ardent&Pears, (Promoter). You are disclosing your information to the Promoter.
2. The promotion commences Monday 11 February , 2013 and closes on 11:59pm AEST Sunday 31 March, 2013.
3. To be eligible to enter this competition, each entrant must enter all mandatory fields and answer the following: Have you had a ‘uniquely Australian’ experience or encounter? Tell us about it and you could win 1 of 3 FREE paperback copies of Becoming more Australian!
5. The competition closes on 11:59pm AEST Sunday 31 March, 2013. The Promoter accepts no liability for any late or delayed entries howsoever caused, not received by the closing date. Without limitation, this includes any late, damaged or non-delivery of entries caused by malfunctioning or failure of any computer or telecommunications networks, equipment, servers, connections or lines; or by any software defects, bugs or physical or online traffic congestion; or through any human errors and any other acts or omissions whether or not negligent or intentional.
6. Competition judging will commence on Monday 1 April, 2013.
7. The winner will be notified by email. Prizes must be claimed within 5 working days of the date of the written notification.
8. Any prize that is unclaimed after 5 working days will automatically lapse and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to the entrant whose entry was judged to be the second best.
9. Chance plays no part in determining the winner. Entries will be judged in regard to written skill and novelty of reply.
10. By entering this competition each entrant confirms that his/her entry is their wholly-owned creation. Any entry that makes use of any third party materials must be fully cleared prior to entry unless they are no longer protected by copyright or other intellectual property rights. Each entrant agrees to indemnify and keep the Promoter harmless from any claims arising in connection with his/ her entry, including without limitation any claim of infringement of any personal or proprietary right of any person.
11. The submission of an entry automatically constitutes and is deemed a grant by the entrant to the Promoter of a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to edit, publish, translate, modify, adapt, make available, communicate to the public and distribute the entry (or any part thereof) for any purpose throughout the world in any media now known or hereafter invented. Each entrant hereby unconditionally and irrevocably consents to any of the foregoing acts being done with respect to his/ her entry without attribution of authorship. Each entrant undertakes to complete any necessary documentation to formalise the licence. Please do not submit materials to us if you do not want to grant such rights to the Promoter.
12. All entries become the property of Ardent&Pears.
13. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
14. The prize is a copy of Becoming more Australian by Sandra Peter. The RRP is $24.95 each. There are a total of three (3) copies to be won.
15. Prizes are not transferable and not redeemable for cash or any other goods or services. If for any reason the promotion is not capable of running as planned, the Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion (subject always to any direction given by a relevant authority) to cancel, terminate, extend, modify or suspend the competition or the prize at any time. The Promoter may at its sole discretion disqualify any entry where the entry or its submission does not comply with any of these Competition Terms and Conditions, or any individual who tampers or interferes with the participation process.
16. Each entrant consents to the collection and use of his/ her personal information by the Promoter for purposes related to the Promotion (including without limitation notifying and publicly announcing the entrant determined to be the winner) or for direct marketing by the Promoter, in accordance with applicable laws including the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). The Promoter’s Privacy policy is available for viewing or printing at  Each entrant may access his/ her personal information by contacting the Promoter’s Privacy Officer.
17. Each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions. Each entrant indemnifies the Promoter against, and to the fullest extent permitted by law releases the Promoter from, any claim, liability, loss, cost, damage or expense howsoever arising out of, or in connection with, the prize or use thereof, the entrant’s entry, or this competition including (but not limited to) personal injury and damage to property and whether direct, indirect, special, consequential or foreseeable, and whether due to some negligent act or omission or otherwise.
18. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of the State of New South Wales, Australia.