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CEO for a Day Competition 2015

 Conditions of entry



The Minderoo Foundation as trustee for The Australian Children's Trust for Benevolent Purposes (ABN 75 101 543 608).  

Entry Restrictions

Open only to Indigenous Australian residents aged 14 or over who are able to take the prize on a date to be determined by the Promoter according to the prize experience nominated in the entrant’s entry.  Not open to directors, officers, management and employees (and the immediate families of directors, officers, management and employees) of the Promoter, or of the agencies or companies associated with this competition (including the companies providing the prize experiences).

Entrants under 18 must obtain permission from their parent/guardian before entering.

Competition Period

6am (AEDT) on 01/12/14 to 5pm (AEDT) on 15/02/15.


Entry Method

During the Competition Period, entrants must:

(a)                visit (Website) and follow the links to the competition page; and

(b)                fully complete and submit the online entry form, including by:

(i)                 providing their full name, address, email address, telephone number and any other details requested by the Promoter;
(ii)               nominating three ‘CEO for a day’ experiences that they would like to be shortlisted for from the list of experiences available (as set out in the Prize Details), in order of preference;
(iii)              telling the Promoter in 200 words or less: ‘how could being a “CEO for a day” help further your career journey?’ including by providing details of your current occupation and the steps you’ve already taken to achieve your career dream’; and
(iv)              provide a supporting statement in 500 words or less telling the Promoter about yourself, your family and your local community.
(an Entry)

Prize Details

There are up to 15 prizes to be won. 

Each prize is a ‘CEO for a day’ experience where the winner will get to participate in shadowing the duties of a CEO for one day. 

As part of their Entry, entrants must nominate their three preferred ‘CEO for a day’ experiences in order of preference from the following:



Clinton Wolf


Gail Kelly


Phil Chronican


Fiona Berkin

Morris Corporation

Tracy Adams


Nev Power


Chris Sutherland


Gillon McLachlan


Jennifer Westacott


David Thodey


Ian Narev


Cate Sydes

Marist Youth Care

Barry Felstead

Crown, Australian Resorts

Annette Carey


The date will be finalised by the Promoter with the relevant CEO and if an entrant is not available on that date, the entrant will not be eligible for that ‘CEO for a day’ experience.  Prize dates are to be advised by the Promoter and some prize dates may occur before the end of the Competition Period.

Each prize includes travel (including economy flights where applicable) and accommodation (as determined by the Promoter) valued up to $2,000 (inc GST) depending on the winner’s point of departure/place of residence.  If a winner resides in the same region as the relevant prize location (as determined by the Promoter in its discretion), flights will not be included. If a winner resides in the same region as the relevant prize location (as determined by the Promoter in its discretion), reasonable travel costs will be met up to the value of $300 (inc GST). 

If a winner is aged under 18 at the time of taking a prize, he/she must be accompanied on the trip (from the same point of departure) by a parent or guardian.  The Promoter will provide travel (including economy flights where applicable) and accommodation (as determined by the Promoter) for the parent/guardian valued up to $2,000 (inc GST) depending on the winner’s point of departure/place of residence.  If a winner resides in the same region as the relevant prize location (as determined by the Promoter in its discretion), flights for the parent/guardian will not be included.  

 See paragraph 9 for full prize details and conditions.

Entry Limits

Entrants are limited to one Entry per person. 

Winner Notification

The winners will be notified by phone and in writing (by email).

Prize Claim Date and Time

Prizes must be claimed by the date advised by the Promoter in their correspondence with the winner to coincide with the relevant prize date.


1                   Information regarding prizes and how to enter forms part of these conditions.  By entering, entrants accept these conditions.

2                   The competition will be conducted during the Competition Period.

3                   Each entrant will receive a return online notification confirming their entry into the competition.  By entering this competition, entrants consent to receiving this electronic message.

4                   Entries must be received during the Competition Period.  Entries are deemed to be received at the time they are received by the Promoter’s database and not at the time of submission by the entrant.  The Promoter is not liable for late, lost, incomplete, incorrectly submitted, delayed, illegible, corrupted or misdirected entries, claims or correspondence due to error, omission, tampering, deletion, theft, communications failure or otherwise.  The Promoter has no control over communications networks and is not liable for any problems associated with them due to traffic congestion, technical malfunction or otherwise.  The Promoter is not liable for any consequences of user error including (without limitation) costs incurred.  Entrants who enter using multiple email addresses, or aliases may be disqualified. 

5                   This is a game of skill; chance plays no part in determining the winners.  Each valid Entry will be individually judged (by representatives of the Promoter) based on, among other things, literary and creative merit. 

6                   All entries become the property of the Promoter and will not be returned to the entrant.  Each Entry must be the entrant’s original work.  By entering this competition entrants:

(a)        consent to the Promoter making copies of or publishing the whole or any part of their Entry  and otherwise exploiting the Entry and any rights in relation to the Entry, to publicise this competition, to provide entries to the CEOs or their staff, or for any other purposes;

(b)        undertake to the Promoter that their Entry is not, and its use by the Promoter will not be, in breach of any third party intellectual property rights;

(c)        permit the Promoter to edit, adapt and alter their Entry for inclusion on the Website and any other media networks;

(d)        acknowledge that their Entry and their name may be made publicly available by the Promoter (in its absolute discretion) and may be accessible to the general public to view;

(e)        warrant that they own or have the right to license the copyright  in the Entry submitted into this competition, for the purposes of this competition, that no rights have been granted to any third party in respect of the Entry which would prevent the Entry being used as contemplated by this competition, and that the use by the Promoter of the Entry will not breach any laws or infringe the rights of any person (including without limitation with respect to privacy, intellectual property and defamation); and

(f)          warrant that their Entry does not include any literary, dramatic or artistic work, or any other item in which copyright subsists, unless the entrant is entitled to do so.

7                   The Promoter may (but is not obliged to) determine at any time, in its absolute discretion, whether or not to publish any entries on the Website and any other media networks, remove any Entries once published or amend, edit or modify any Entries (or any part thereof), or disqualify or invalidate any Entry including (without limitation) if the Promoter is of the view that:

(a)        the Entry does not comply with paragraph 6; or

(b)        the Entry otherwise breaches these conditions of entry.

The Promoter will have no liability to entrants if it exercises this right.

8                   The best valid Entry from all valid entries received in respect of each prize, as determined by the judges, will each win their nominated prize.  The judging panel may include the Promoter and/or the relevant CEOs and/or their staff.  While the Promoter will take into account each winner’s three shortlisted “CEO for a day” experiences, the Promoter will, in its discretion, determine which prize is awarded to each winner.

9                   The prizes are as stated in the Prize Details.  Each prize will consist of return economy airfares (including airfare taxes), where applicable for the winner and their parent/guardian, (if applicable) from the winner’s nearest Australian capital city to the capital city closest to the relevant CEO’s business location (flights will not be included if the winner resides in the same region as the relevant prize location, as determined by the Promoter in its discretion), maximum 2 nights accommodation in a minimum three star hotel for the winner (and their parent/guardian, if applicable) and a meal and travel allowance of up to $300.  Flights and accommodation are subject to booking and availability.  All other costs associated with the prize, including but not limited to any additional transfer costs, meals, additional taxes, insurance and other ancillary costs are the responsibility of the winner (and their parent/guardian, if applicable).  The winner (and the parent/guardian, if applicable) must depart and return at the same time.  The prize is subject to any additional terms and conditions specified by the prize suppliers.  Winners must comply with all workplace rules and requirements governing safety and behaviour at a host company and may be required to sign a confidentiality undertaking as a condition of taking a prize.

10                As a condition of participating in the prize (if applicable), each winner’s parent or guardian accepts these conditions. 

11                If a winner is unable to attend a relevant ‘CEO for a day’ experience on the date and time to be determined by the Promoter, the winner forfeits the prize.  The Promoter may then award that prize to another entrant, in accordance with these terms and conditions.

12                The winners will be notified in accordance with the Winner Notification section of these conditions. 

13                Winners must fully comply with the Promoter’s instructions and the instructions of the relevant prize supplier at all times.  The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any winner who fails to comply with the Promoter’s and/or prize supplier’s instructions and these conditions of entry.

14                The winners must, at the Promoter’s request, participate in all promotional activity (such as publicity and photography, including publicity via social media and other print publicity) surrounding the winning of any prize, free of charge, and they consent to the Promoter using their name and image in promotional material.

15                In order to participate in the activities awarded as part of the prize, the winner must comply with applicable height, weight, health, fitness and any other requirements.  It is the winner’s responsibility to ensure that they are sufficiently healthy and fit so as to safely take the trip and undertake any activities awarded as part of the prize.  The Promoter reserves the right to deem that the winner is not sufficiently healthy or fit.  The winner must comply with all requirements and directions of the people responsible for the conduct of the relevant activities involved in taking the prize. The winner may be required to sign an indemnity and exclusion of liability form (provided by the Promoter) in favour of all parties involved in this competition and/or providing the prize prior to undertaking the activities involved in the prize.  If a winner or their parent/guardian does not sign the form provided by the Promoter within the time requested by the Promoter, the winner’s Entry or claim will be deemed invalid.

16                The Promoter may require winners to provide proof of identity (including proof that they are an Indigenous Australian), proof of age and proof of residency.  Identification considered suitable for verification is at the Promoter’s discretion.

17                Entries not fully complying with these conditions of entry may be deemed invalid at the Promoter’s discretion.  If a winning Entry is deemed not to comply with these conditions of entry including if the winner is unable to take the prize on the date specified by the Promoter, the Entry will be discarded.  The Promoter may then award that prize to another entrant, in accordance with these terms and conditions.

18                The Promoter may, in its sole discretion, disqualify all entries from, and prohibit further participation in this competition by, any person who tampers with or benefits from any tampering with the entry process or with the operation of the competition or acts in violation of these conditions, acts in a disruptive manner or acts with the intent or effect of annoying, abusing, threatening or harassing any other person.  The Promoter may in its absolute discretion cancel the prize or otherwise cease to provide any benefit of the prize to a winner if the winner, in the opinion of the Promoter, is under the influence of alcohol or any other drug, behaves aggressively or offensively, or behaves in a manner which may diminish the good name or reputation of the Promoter or any of its related bodies corporate or the agencies or companies associated with this competition, is contrary to law or is otherwise inappropriate.

19                The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

20                The prizes are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash.  If for any reason a winner does not take an element of a prize at the time stipulated by the Promoter then that element of the prize will be forfeited by the winner and cash will not be supplied in lieu of that element of the prize.  The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any variation in prize value.  If a prize or any element of a prize is unavailable for any reason, the Promoter may substitute for that prize or element of that prize another item of equal or higher value as determined by the Promoter.

21                Without limiting paragraph 20, if the relevant ‘CEO for a Day’ prize is abandoned or called off for any reason, the winner forfeits the prize and no cash or alternative prize will be substituted for that prize.  The Promoter will not be liable for the failure of any relevant CEO, Managing Director or Chairman to attend the relevant ‘CEO for a Day’ experience, for whatever reason.

22                If a prize has not been accepted or claimed in accordance with the Prize Claim Date and Time or if, after making all reasonable attempts, the Promoter cannot contact a winner (or a winner does not contact the Promoter) by the Prize Claim Date and Time, the relevant winner’s Entry will be deemed invalid.  The Promoter may then award that prize to another entrant, in accordance with these terms and conditions.

23                The Promoter and its associated agencies and companies will not be liable for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or loss of profits), expense, damage, personal injury or death which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person’s negligence) in connection with this competition or accepting or using any prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law).  Nothing in these conditions restricts, excludes or modifies or purports to restrict, exclude or modify any statutory consumer rights under any applicable law including the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).

24                No winner will become an employee of the Promoter or any participating company associated with the competition.

25                The Promoter may communicate or advertise this competition using Facebook.  However, the competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.  Entrants are providing their information to the Promoter and not to Facebook.  Each entrant completely releases Facebook from any and all liability.

26                If for any reason any aspect of this competition is not capable of running as planned, including by reason of computer virus, communications network failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failure or any cause beyond the control of the Promoter, the Promoter may in its sole discretion cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition, or invalidate any affected entries.

27                The Promoter is not liable for any tax implications arising from prize winnings.  Independent financial advice should be sought.  Where this competition involves, for GST purposes, supplies being made for non-monetary consideration, entrants will follow the Australian Taxation Office’s stated view that where the parties are at arm’s length, goods and services exchanged are of equal GST inclusive market values.

28                All entries will be the property of the Promoter.  The information entrants provide will be used by the Promoter for the purpose of conducting this competition.  The Promoter may disclose entrants’ personal information to its contractors and agents to assist in conducting this competition or communicating with entrants.  The Promoter may also disclose entrants’ personal information to the participating CEOs and their staff, for the purposes of conducting this competition and fulfilling the prizes, or to offer the entrants possible future employment experiences.  By entering this competition, entrants consent to the storage of their personal information on the Promoter’s database and the Promoter may use this information for future competition and marketing purposes regarding its services, including contacting the entrant via electronic messages.  By entering this competition, entrants consent to receiving SMS or email messages from the Promoter that do not contain any functional unsubscribe facility.  The Promoter is bound by the Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). Entrants can request access to the personal information the Promoter holds about them by contacting the Promoter at its address stated in the Promoter section of these conditions.  Entrants can find details of the participating companies’ privacy policies (including details of how to request access to the personal information those companies hold about them) on those companies’ websites. The Promoter’s Privacy Policy, located at, contains information about:

(i)                 how entrants can seek access to the personal information the Promoter holds about them and seek the correction of such information; and

(ii)               how entrants can complain about a privacy breach and how the Promoter will deal with such a complaint.