Terms and Conditions

  1. The promoter is the Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages, based at Charles Darwin University.
  2. Information on how to enter and prizes forms part of the terms of entry. Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions
  3. If there is any inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and anything else that refers to this competition, these Terms and Conditions will prevail.

Who can enter

  1. Entry is open to individuals, schools and organisations from around Australia, except employees and immediate family of the promoter including its partner individuals.
  2. A group or team entry must nominate one person as the contact for the entry
  3. Each individual/group/team may submit as many entries as they like, subject to these terms and conditions (including completion of a separate entry form for each submission)
  4. The competition is open from 12.01am on Monday 11 May, 2015 and closes at 11.59pm ACST on Friday 30 October 13 November 2015. Entries must be received by the promoter prior to the competition close date and time.

How to enter

  1. Entrants may enter the competition by
    • selecting an item from the Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages
    • getting signed permission from the original creator/s (or their representative/s) to create a derivative of this item
    • submitting their enhanced digital version to http://laalanguages.cdu.edu.au/digital-story-competition/ with the completed entry form and signed permission form attached
  2. All materials available on the Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages are available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Australia  This means that while users can copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, they must give appropriate credit to the creators of the material, they may not use the material for commercial purposes, and if they remix, transform or build upon the material they may not distribute the modified material. However, if the creator of the material approves the new material created from their original work, it can be distributed on the Living Archive website.
  3. Books without a signed permission form will not be eligible for prizes.
  4. Submission requires an explanation of why and how the digital story was produced. This is to facilitate others using similar technology to create their own resources, and to ensure the co-operation of the original storytellers or their representatives.
  5. There are no entry fees
  6. Entries which meet the criteria may be uploaded to the Living Archive website
  7. As all the materials in the archive are in Indigenous languages, we prefer digital stories which use these languages. If you cannot find someone to read or tell the story in language, you may use English, provided that the original language text is incorporated, and audio can be added later.
  8. Entries may be in any digital format, however preference is given to digital resources which can be used on a variety of digital devices and platforms, and do not depend on proprietary software to play.

Judging and prizes

  1. All eligible entries will be reviewed after 31 October by a panel of judges consisting of experts in multimedia and Indigenous education.
  2. The judging process will be based on content, originality, and production quality. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  3. First prize is $1000, given as a bank cheque, to the winning individual or team. Second prize is $500. Additional prizes may be awarded subject to the promoter’s wishes. These will be advertised on this site.
  4. Each entrant waives all right, title and interest in and to all copyright and all moral rights in any material created or otherwise submitted in connection with that entrant’s entry or participation in any aspect of the prize. Each entrant agrees that the Living Archive project is free to use their entry (including modifying, adapting or publishing the entry, whether in original or modified form, in whole or in part or not at all) and to exercise its rights in relation thereto and neither the entrant nor any third party will be entitled to any fee for such use.

Notification of winners

  1. The winners will be announced by Friday 27 November and will be contacted via the email address entered on the entry form. Winners will be announced on the Living Archive website.
  2. Winners will be required to have their name, image, voice and digital book and their involvement in the competition used in promotional and marketing activities of the Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages.

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