2017 Bupa Blog Awards Terms and Conditions

Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these Terms and Conditions. Participation in this promotion is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

Entries

1. Bupa will accept entries from 5pm Monday 19 June 2017 until 5pm Friday 21 July 2017 (“Entry Period”). 
2. Australian residents over the age of 16; who write a blog that reflects a positive health message within the Categories; and who have entered themselves or been entered by another person (an “Entrant”) via the online entry form at theblueroom.bupa.com.au/blogawards (the “Bupa Blog Awards web page”) are eligible to participate in the 2017 Bupa Blog Awards. However:

i. Employees (and their immediate families) of Bupa or any company related to Bupa; and
ii. Finalists and Winners of the Bupa Blog Awards in previous years are not eligible to participate in the 2017 Bupa Blog Awards. 
3. In the event that a person enters another, the person entered (“Entrant”) will be contacted before the end of the Entry Period to confirm their entry in the 2017 Bupa Blog Awards. If Bupa does not receive confirmation before 5pm Friday 21 July 2017, that entry will not be eligible.

Finalists

4. On Monday 18 September 2017, Bupa, in its sole discretion, having regard to the skill of the entrants in each Category, will announce a shortlist of five (5) entrants for each of the six Categories, a total of 30 finalists (“Finalist”) on the Bupa Blog Awards web page and Bupa’s choice of social media channels.
5. By no later than 5pm Monday 18 September 2017, Finalists will be published on the Bupa Blog Awards web page. Bupa will also contact Finalists and provide a Non-Disclosure Agreement by email before 5pm Monday 25 September 2017. The Finalist will need to agree to the Terms and Conditions of the Non-Disclosure Agreement by 5pm Friday 13 October 2017, to continue in the 2017 Bupa Blog Awards. 
6. If the finalist does not agree to the Terms and Conditions of the Non-Disclosure Agreement to Bupa by 5pm Friday 13 October 2017 that Finalist may not (in Bupa’s sole discretion) be eligible to continue in the 2017 Bupa Blog Awards.

Voting for People’s Choice Award 

7. Voting for the People’s Choice Award will commence on the same day as Finalists are announced, from 5pm Friday 18 September 2017 to 5pm Friday 13 October 2017. 
8. Bupa will accept votes from Australian residents over the age of 16 (“Voters”). Voters will be asked to vote for their favourite blog from the Finalists.  
9. The Finalist with the greatest number of votes will win the 2017 Bupa Blog Awards People’s Choice Award (the “People’s Choice Winner”). 
10. The People’s Choice Winner will receive AUD $2,000 (incl GST)

Winners

11. There will be six (6) Category Winners, one (1) People’s Choice Award Winner and one (1) Grand Prize Winner (collectively “Winners”).

Grand Prize Winner

12. On Thursday 2 November 2017, one overall winner (the “Grand Prize Winner”) will be selected as determined by Bupa’s judging panel.
13. The Grand Prize Winner will receive AUD $3,000 (incl GST).

Category Winners

14. During the Promotional Period, Bupa will select one winner (a “Category Winner”) from each of the following six categories set out below (“Categories”): 

Families
Bloggers that provide practical and real information to support parents with kids from conception right up until the teenage years on all aspects of family life.

Wellbeing 
Bloggers that lead a healthy and happy life through balanced every-day fitness, sharing knowledge and tools that motivate readers to have strong minds, bodies and souls.

Pet
Bloggers that provide an insight into our furry or feathered family members. Beloved pets, wildlife and animals. Pet health, animal news, veterinary or animal behaviour fall into this category.

Healthy Eating 
Bloggers that inspire a realistic healthy and balanced approach to eating, through factual nutrition information, practical tips and recipes.

Lifestyle
Bloggers who inspire people to maintain a healthy work/life balance by living life to the fullest at home or abroad. From inspirational travel writing to the restful beauty of staycations and everything in between.

Personal 
Bloggers who share their personal journey overcoming a health challenge that inspires others. This could be in the caring, disability, mental health, aged care, recovery or living with an illness space.

15. Each Category Winner as determined by Bupa’s judging panel will receive AUD $1,000 (incl GST).
16. The total value of the prize pool for all Winners is AUD $11,000 (incl GST). 
17. All Winners will be announced on Thursday 2 November 2017 at a Bupa Blog Award event.  Following prize announcements, all Winners’ names will be published on Bupa’s choice of social media channels. 

Publicity

18. A ‘2017 Bupa Blog Awards’ badge will be provided to all Entrants, Finalists and Winners to use on their blog page. The badge must not appear to be part of any other trade mark; be used in a manner which may cause confusion to the public; be incorporated in the name or product of any other party; be varied, altered, edited or abbreviated; be used in a manner that implies that Bupa is associated with or sponsors or endorses products or services that are not provided by Bupa Australia; be used in a manner that will adversely impact on Bupa’s reputation and goodwill or which is disparaging to Bupa’s products or services; be used in association with illegal activities; be used without final approval of Bupa Australia; be imitated in any way; nor be used as a noun, verb, be hyphenated or pluralised.
19. Bupa may at any time review the usage of the badges by Entrants, Finalists and Winners. Upon request, a party which is using a Bupa Blog Awards badge must remove and/or address any concerns that Bupa may have in relation to the use of the badge.
20. Entrants, Finalists and Winners consent to Bupa using their name, likeness, image and/or voice (including photograph, film and/or recording of the same) in any digital, social or traditional media for an unlimited period without remuneration for the purpose of the 2017 Bupa Blog Awards (including any outcome), and promoting any products manufactured, distributed and/or supplied by Bupa.

How Bupa will run the 2017 Bupa Blog Awards 

21. This is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining any Entrant, Finalist or Winner. Each Entrants blog will be individually judged based on its creative merit to inspire longer, healthier, happier lives through alignment to the category, passionate and genuine storytelling, utility, visual design, photography and knowledge sharing in the Australian online community. Bupa’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
22. Bupa reserves the right at any time, to verify the validity of Entrants (including identity, age and place of residence) and to disqualify any Entrant who submits a nomination that is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions or who tampers with the entry process. Errors and omissions will be accepted at Bupa’s discretion. Failure by Bupa to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
23. If the 2017 Bupa Blog Awards are interfered with in any way or are not capable of being conducted as anticipated due to any reason beyond the control of Bupa, Bupa reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to the fullest extent permitted by law (a) to disqualify any Entrant or Finalist; or (b) to modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the 2017 Bupa Blog Awards, as appropriate.
24. Except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law, Bupa (including its respective officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of the 2017 Bupa Blog Awards, including, but not limited to: (a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under Bupa’s control); (b) any theft, unauthorised access or third party interference; (c) any entry or prize claim that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by Bupa) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of Bupa; (d) any variation in prize value to that stated in these Terms and Conditions; (e) any tax liability incurred by an Entrant, Finalist or Winner; or (f) use of the prize. It is a condition of accepting any prize, that the Finalists or Winners may be required to sign a legal release in a form determined by Bupa.
25. Bupa collects personal information in order to conduct the promotion and may, for this purpose, disclose such information to third parties, including but not limited to agents, contractors and prize suppliers. Being an Entrant is conditional on providing this information. Bupa may, for an indefinite period, unless otherwise advised, use the information for promotional, marketing, publicity, research and profiling purposes, including sending electronic messages or telephoning the Entrant. Entrants should direct any request to access, update or correct information to Bupa. Bupa will comply with its Information Handling Policy in handling personal information. A copy of this policy is available online at http://www.bupa.com.au/staticfiles/BupaP3/pdfs/BUPA_Info_Handling_Policy.pdf (PDF, 89.7Kb) (PDF 90kB) and can be requested by calling Bupa on 134 135.
26. Bupa is Bupa HI Pty Ltd ABN 81 000 057 59 of 33 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000.

People’s Choice Award Terms and Conditions 


Participation in this promotion is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

1. People’s Choice Award will commence from 5pm Monday 18 September to 5pm Friday 13 October 2017. 
2. Bupa will accept votes from Australian residents over the age of 16 (“Voters”).  Voters will be asked to vote for their favourite blog from Finalists in the Bupa Blog Awards promotion.  
3. The Finalist with the greatest number of votes will win the 2017 Bupa Blog Awards People’s Choice Award (the “People’s Choice Winner”). 
4. The People’s Choice Winner will receive AUD $2,000 (incl GST)
5. The Winners of the People’s Choice Award will be announced on Thursday 2 November 2017 at a Bupa Blog Award event. Following prize announcements, the Winners’ names will be published on Bupa’s choice of social media channels. 
6. Bupa reserves the right at any time, to verify the validity of votes (including identity, age and place of residence) and to discount any vote that is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions or if the voting process is tampered with. Errors and omissions will be accepted at Bupa’s discretion. Failure by Bupa to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
7. If the 2017 Bupa Blog Awards are interfered with in any way or are not capable of being conducted as anticipated due to any reason beyond the control of Bupa, Bupa reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to the fullest extent permitted by law (a) to disqualify any Entrant or Finalist; or (b) to modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the 2017 Bupa Blog Awards, as appropriate.
8. Except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law, Bupa (including its respective officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of the 2017 Bupa Blog Awards, including, but not limited to: (a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under Bupa’s control); (b) any theft, unauthorised access or third party interference; (c) any entry or prize claim that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by Bupa) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of Bupa; (d) any variation in prize value to that stated in these Terms and Conditions; (e) any tax liability incurred by an Entrant, Finalist or Winner; or (f) use of the prize. It is a condition of accepting any prize, that the Finalists or Winners may be required to sign a legal release in a form determined by Bupa.
9. Bupa collects personal information in order to conduct the promotion and may, for this purpose, disclose such information to third parties, including but not limited to agents, contractors and prize suppliers. Being an Entrant is conditional on providing this information. Bupa may, for an indefinite period, unless otherwise advised, use the information for promotional, marketing, publicity, research and profiling purposes, including sending electronic messages or telephoning the Entrant. Entrants should direct any request to access, update or correct information to Bupa. Bupa will comply with its Information Handling Policy in handling personal information. A copy of this policy is available online at http://www.bupa.com.au/staticfiles/BupaP3/pdfs/BUPA_Info_Handling_Policy.pdf (PDF, 89.7Kb) (PDF 90kB) and can be requested by calling Bupa on 134 135. Bupa is Bupa HI Pty Ltd ABN 81 000 057 59 of 33 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000.

 

 

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