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*ABC Photo competition - Water in Nature (Photo and WOL)*
WOL, Entry: E, Freq: Unlimited, Prize pool: $200, Ended 23/01

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Nanday - 2-1-2009 @ 12:30 AM

Rules were at:
Results were to be published: 29/01/09

Send us your photos of water in nature this summer and you could win a $100 ABC Shop gift voucher!

Water shapes our world in many ways. It carves our land and sustains most of the Earth's plants and animals.

Summer is a great time to think about how water or lack of it affects our lives.

Send us your pics of water in nature, and tell us how the two are connected in 25 words or less and you could win an ABC gift voucher of up to $100.

Here's what you need to do:

1. Take a photo! Your pic must:

illustrate the theme: water in nature,
Be an original work created by you
Be no larger than 5MB at 72dpi

2. Write a sentence: In 25 words or less explain how your photograph illustrates the competition theme: water in nature

3. Read the terms and conditions (see box below)

4. Email your photograph and your name, address and telephone number and a description of how your photograph illustrates the theme to:

The winner will receive a $100 ABC Shop gift vouchers and two runners-up will each receive $50 gift vouchers. Winning entries will appear in a photogallery on Science Online along with nine other finalists on 29 January, 2009.

Competition opens 9am AEST Friday 19 December and closes 5pm AEST Friday, 23 January, 2009


This document sets out the terms of participation in ABC Science Online's "Summer Science Photos Competition" competition (the "Competition").
The promoter of this Competition is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (the "Promoter") (ABN 524 292 78345), 700 Harris Street, Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia.
Entry to the Competition is open to all Australian residents. An entrant must be an individual and not a company or organisation. Entrants under 18 years of age need to have the consent of their parent or guardian to enter. Employees of the Promoter and any person associated with the Competition, and any organisation or individual associated with the provision of the prize(s), are not eligible to enter.
Each entry must be entered in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. By entering the Competition, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. The Promoter may in its discretion refuse to award any prize to any entrant who fails to comply with these Terms and Conditions. All relevant instructions on the Promoter's website (if any) form part of these Terms and Conditions.
Entry into the Competition is free.
The Competition opens at 9.00 am AEST on Friday 19 December 2008 and closes at 5.00 pm AEST on Friday 23 January 2009 ("Competition Period"). Any entry received after the expiry of the Competition Period will be deemed invalid. No responsibility is accepted for late, lost, delayed or misdirected entries.
To enter the Competition, you must:
produce a photograph with the theme of "Water in nature" in accordance with clause 11 ("Work");
submit your Work accompanied by your name, address and telephone number and a description of how your photograph illustrates the theme by email to
Each entry by email must include your name, address, email and a daytime telephone contact number or it will be deemed invalid.
While you may enter the Competition more than once, you cannot win more than one prize. You must submit a separate email each time you wish to enter the Competition.
All entries become the property of the Promoter and will not be returned to the entrants.
To be eligible for a prize your Work must:
Only include original material created by you, including (where applicable) any words or photographs
By submitting your Work to the Promoter, you grant the Promoter and its licensees and assignees a non-exclusive licence to exercise all rights in perpetuity throughout the world in your Work and all other material provided by you to the Promoter pursuant to this Competition at any time.
Without limiting the rights granted to the Promoter under clause 12, you acknowledge the Promoter may exercise any of the following non-exclusive rights throughout the world:
the right to communicate your Work in whole or in part to the public on any media platform;
Your Work may be edited or adapted at any time by the Promoter in order to:
meet the requirements of broadcasting authorities;
adhere to any requirements of the ABC Editorial Policies (available at;
ensure your Work meets any legal or classification requirements or to avoid any breach of law;
use your Work for promotional purposes; and/or
use your Work on other ABC media platforms.
You acknowledge that the Promoter may allow users to view, reproduce, download and otherwise deal in the copyrights attached to and embodied in your Work. The Promoter aims to ensure that any use of your Work not authorised by the Promoter will not occur, however you acknowledge that the Promoter is not equipped with mechanisms to prevent unauthorised use of your Work, and you accept that, to the extent allowable under the law, the Promoter has no liability to you for how the end user elects to use your Work, and as such it may be permanently stored, reproduced, copied, distributed or the like, without recourse or remedy against the Promoter.
The entrant whose Work is judged by the Promoter's panel of judges to be the best, most original and creative will win the major prize ("Major Prize Winner"). The two entrants whose Works are judged by the Promoter's panel of judges to be the next most original and creative will each win a runner up prize ('Runners Up Winners'). Chance plays no part in determining the prize winners.
The prizes are as follows:
the Major Prize Winner will receive a $100 gift voucher from the ABC Shop
each Runners Up Winner will receive a $50 gift voucher from the ABC Shop
No component of the prize can be transferred or redeemed for cash. In the event that any of the prizes become unavailable, the Promoter reserves the right to provide a similar product to the same or greater value as the original prize, subject to any applicable laws or written directions made under applicable legislation.
You warrant that:
all details provided with your entry are true and accurate;
you have all necessary rights and licences to grant the rights set out in these Terms and Conditions;
your Work is your original work and has not been previously communicated to the public;
your Work does not contain any other commercial or recorded music;
you are the copyright owner or authorised licensor of all copyright works and subject matter comprising your Work other than ABC Supplied Material (including the film, sound recording, musical and literary works);
the exercise of the rights granted to the Promoter in these Terms and Conditions will not infringe the rights of any third parties;
and you will indemnify the Promoter against any loss or damage resulting from any breach of these warranties.
You acknowledge that the Promoter is under no obligation to exercise any of the rights granted to it by these Terms and Conditions, and providing downloads and any communication of your Work to the public by the Promoter is at the complete discretion of the Promoter.
You agree that the Promoter may use your entry and any personal details provided to the Promoter for any promotional, marketing and publicity purposes of the Promoter in any media without notice and without any fee being paid to you.
Decisions of the Promoter and its panel of judges are final and will be binding on each person who enters the Competition and no correspondence will be entered into. The name of each prize winner and the state in which he/she lives will be announced on Science Online on Thursday 29/12/2009 and posted on the Website. Please allow at least 28 days from the date of notification for the delivery of the prize.
If there is any event that prevents or hinders the Promoter's conduct of the Competition or the Promoter's ability to deliver the prize/s to the prize winner/s of the Competition, the Promoter may, in its discretion, cancel the Competition and recommence it at another time under the same conditions or select another winner.
The Promoter is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, or for any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilised in this Competition, or for any technical error that may occur in the course of the administration of this Competition. The Promoter assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to or alteration of entries.
To the full extent permitted by the law, the Promoter will not be liable for any injury, damages, expenses, or loss whatsoever (whether direct or inconsequential) to persons or property as a result of any person entering into the Competition or accepting or using any prize, including without limitation non-receipt of any prize or damage to any prize in transit.

mkelly3238 - 22-1-2009 @ 03:49 AM

thanks, had a great photo of my kids fishing

pinkyeeyore - 22-1-2009 @ 04:03 AM

Thank you we took some great ones when we were away at Christmas.

Sands - 22-1-2009 @ 04:53 AM

Does the photo have to be taken in Australia?

I have some beautiful ones I tookof the waterfall at Karekare and the surf at Piha while In NZ

thanks for the comp too :)

buffy13 - 22-1-2009 @ 02:47 PM

thanks for post