Indigenous Governance Awards terms and conditions

The Indigenous Governance Awards (the Awards) are conducted by Reconciliation Australia ABN 76 092 919 769 Old Parliament House, King George Terrace, Parkes ACT

Entry

By submitting an entry:

  • you warrant that you are entering the Awards as a representative of the organisation, project or initiative, and
  • you agree to these terms and conditions.

Instructions on the process to enter the Awards are outlined at www.reconciliation.org.au/iga and form part of these terms and conditions.

Eligibility and judging

To be eligible for an award, the organisation, project or initiative must:

  • have submitted a complete entry form via the Awards website between 15 January 2016 and 20 May 2016
  • be either:

o   an Indigenous organisation (incorporated under legislation) operating at a community, regional or national level that is Indigenous controlled and that has been in existence since at least January 2013 (three years) to enter in Category A of the Awards, or

o   an Indigenous project or initiative operating at a community, regional or national level that is Indigenous-led and not directly incorporated under legislation to enter in Category B of the Awards.

  • be governed by a body made up of at least 51 per cent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Reconciliation Australia reserves the right to declare any entry ineligible and any award invalid if the organisation, project or initiative:

  • is considered to be unable to present or promote the Awards in a satisfactory manner
  • is involved in any conduct or activity that is illegal, fraudulent, or may damage the reputation of the Awards
  • does not use prizes received for the betterment of the organisation and for business related purposes
  • does not comply with or meet these terms and conditions or the eligibility criteria
  • submits an entry form that is incomplete, or
  • provides information that is false or misleading.

The Judging Panel’s decision with respect to the award winners will be made by its own sole and complete discretion.

The Judging Panel will not enter into correspondence regarding the winning entry. Once the award has been accepted by the winner, the award is final (subject to all Terms and Conditions).

Prizes

Up to eight finalists will be invited to attend the Indigenous Governance Awards dinner in 2016 (location, date and time TBC), where the winner will be announced.

The winner in each of Category A and Category B will receive $20,000 (ex. GST) in prize money to be used towards the betterment of the organisation and for business related purposes.

The highly commended organisation in each of Category A and Category B will receive $10,000 (ex. GST) in prize money to be used towards the betterment of the organisation and for business related purposes. The payment of cash prizes will be made within two (2) weeks of the awards announcement and upon Reconciliation Australia receiving a tax invoice from the winning organisations.

The total prize pack for each of the eight finalists (excluding the prizes for the winners of Category A and B) includes:

  • 2 x economy class airfare to the Awards dinner from the finalist’s nearest capital city, including transfers to and from airports.
  • 2 x tickets to attend the Indigenous Governance Awards dinner, to be held in November 2016.
  • Hotel accommodation for two nights over the duration of the Awards dinner.
  • An award in recognition of their achievement.

The prizes are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash.

The finalists will be notified by phone and in writing in October 2016 by a representative of Reconciliation Australia.

Privacy

Reconciliation Australia collects personal information and other information relating to entrants’ operations in order to administer the Awards, judge entries and present prizes. Information is collected in various ways, including through the Awards entry form, at site visits, and in interactions with entrants.

Reconciliation Australia may disclose information collected to the judges of the Awards, as well as third party service providers contracted to assist to administer the Awards. Third parties will be permitted to obtain only the information they need to deliver the service.

Marketing and promotion

Reconciliation Australia reserves the right to use any entries, photographs, media, logos and/or articles of the finalists and winners of the Awards for promotional purposes.

Reconciliation Australia will contact the finalists/winners to obtain their approval to use any entries, photographs, media, logos and /or articles for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in any media with or without any further reference, payment or other compensation to the finalists/winners.