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Kingston’s Most Christmassy home competition

Got a house everyone wants to check out this Christmas? Enter in Kingston’s Most Christmassy Home Competition! The winner will receive $250 cash prize. Our Mayor, Cr Georgina Oxley will pick the winner. We’re looking for Christmas decorated homes that light up the community and bring festive cheer.

To enter, you can either:

  1. Upload a photo of your home to Kingston Council’s Facebook page, include the competition hashtag ‘#KingstonLights’ and direct message us your address for judging, OR
  2. Upload a photo of your home on Instagram, include our handle ‘@kingstoncouncil’ and the competition hashtag ‘#KingstonLights’ in the post, and direct message us your address for judging.

 Entries close 5pm, 21 December 2018. The winner will be announced on our Facebook page on Christmas Eve 24 December. Get decorating!


Competition Terms & Conditions

  1. Participation in this competition is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
  2. Entry is open to residents living in the City of Kingston (“Eligible Entrants”). Entrants under 18 years of age must have parental/guardian approval to enter and further, the parent/guardian of the entrant must read and consent to these Terms and Conditions. Parents/guardians may be required by the Promoter to enter into a further agreement as evidence of consent to the minor entering this competition.
  3. Employees (and their immediate families) of Kingston Council, are ineligible to enter this competition. Immediate family means any of the following: spouse, ex-spouse child or step-child (whether natural or by adoption), parent, step-parent.
  4. Competition commences on 12 December 2018 at 10am AEDT and closes 21 December 2018 at 5pm AEDT (the “Competition Period”).
  5. The competition is free to enter (i.e. no payment is required).
  6. A total of $250 will be given away in this competition on the City of Kingston Facebook page.
  7. To enter this competition, Eligible Entrants must during the Competition Period, decorate their home with Christmas decorations, and:
    1. Upload a photo of your home to Kingston Council’s Facebook page, include the competition hashtag ‘#KingstonLights’ and direct message us your address for judging, OR
    2. Upload a photo of your home on Instagram, include our handle ‘@kingstoncouncil’ and the competition hashtag ‘#KingstonLights’ in the post, and direct message us your address for judging. 
  8. City of Kingston reserves the right, at any time, to invalidate any entries (and entrants who submit or cause those entries to be submitted) which it reasonably suspects have been submitted: (a) using false, incorrect, fraudulent or misleading information, including but not limited to personal details and contact information; (b) through the use of multiple identities, email addresses or accounts; and/or (c) in any way in contravention of these Terms and Conditions.
  9. Incomplete, illegible or incorrect entries, or those which contain offensive or defamatory comments, or which breach any law or infringe any third party rights, including intellectual property rights, will be deemed invalid and may be removed.
  10. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an Eligible Entrant, City of Kingston reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine the identity of the Eligible Entrant.
  11. City of Kingston reserves the right, at any time during, or after the closing date of the competition, to verify the validity of entries and Eligible Entrants (including an Eligible Entrant’s identity and place of residence) and to disqualify any Eligible Entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions or who tampers with the entry process. Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
  12. Entries are deemed to be received at the time of receipt into the City of Kingston’s competition database and NOT at the time of completion by the Eligible Entrant. Any cost associated with entering the competition is the Eligible Entrant’s responsibility.
  13. The judging will take place at City of Kingston, 1230 Nepean Highway Cheltenham, Victoria Australia 3192 on 22 November 2018. The prize winner will be contacted through Facebook direct messaging. The winners names will be announced on Facebook. The Judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  14. This is a contest of skill, judged on criteria set by the City of Kingston. Chance will not play a role in determining the Competition winner.
  15. The winners will receive $250 cash prize.
  16. The total prize pool is valued at $250.
  17. One (1) prize will be awarded in total.
  18. The winner of the prize is subject to the terms and conditions of the prize itself.
  19. If for any reason a winner does not take the prize or any part of the prize at the time stipulated by the City of Kingston, then the prize or that part of the prize cannot be transferred, exchanged.
  20. Prizes, or any unused portion of a prize, are not transferable or exchangeable.
  21. If this promotion is interfered with in any way or is not capable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of City of Kingston. City of Kinston reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to the fullest extent permitted by law: (a) To disqualify any Eligible Entrant; or (b) Subject to any written directions from a regulatory authority, to modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the promotion, as appropriate.
  22. If any prize (or part of any prize) is unavailable, City of Kingston, in its discretion, reserves the right to substitute the prize (or that part of the prize) with a prize to the equal value and/or specification, subject to any written directions from a regulatory authority.
  23. City of Kingston reserves the right to request that the winner provide proof of identity prior to awarding the prize. Identification considered suitable for verification is at the discretion of City of oKingston. Prize winner may be required to sign any form required by the Promoter including without limitation a legal release and indemnity form or a declaration confirming their eligibility to accept the prize.
  24. In the event that a winner is unable to be contacted, and all methods of communication are unsuccessful, or a winner does not respond to the Promoter’s initial communications within one (1) month, a judgement for any unclaimed prizes may take place. The prize remains the property of the City of Kingston until claimed by the prize winner.
  25. Should an Eligible Entrant’s contact details change during the promotional period, it is the entrant’s responsibility to notify City of Kingston. A request to access or modify any information provided in an entry should be directed to City of Kingston.
  26. City of Kingston 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. City of Kingston 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.
  27. In the case of the intervention of any outside act, agent or event which prevents or significantly hinders City of Kingston’s ability to proceed with the competition on the dates and in the manner described in these terms and conditions, including but not limited to vandalism, power failures, tempests, natural disasters, acts of God, civil unrest, strike, war, act of terrorism, the Promoter may in its absolute discretion cancel the competition and recommence it from the start on the same conditions, subject to any written directions given under State Regulation.
  28. If for any reason this competition is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any causes beyond the control of City of Kingston, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or integrity or proper conduct of this promotion, City of Kingston reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, take any action that may be available, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition any changes are subject to State Regulations.
  29. Eligible Entrants consent to the City of Kingston using the Eligible Entrant's name, likeness, image and/or voice (including photograph, film and/or recording of the same) in any media for an unlimited period without remuneration for the purpose of promoting this competition (including any outcome), and promoting any products manufactured, distributed and/or supplied by City of Kingston.
  30. Prizes and participation in the competition are subject to any conditions imposed by the supplier or organiser of the prizes, as applicable.
  31. If due to any reason whatsoever the City of Kingston becomes aware after an Eligible Entrant has won the prize that the Eligible Entrant has not complied with these terms, that Eligible Entrant will have no entitlement to the prize, even if the City of Kingston has announced him/her as the winner and that Eligible Entrant will be required, at the direction of City of Kinston, to return, refund or otherwise make restitution of the prize.
  32. City of Kingston accepts no responsibility for any tax implications that may arise from the prize winnings. Independent financial advice should be sought. Where the operation of this competition results in, for GST purposes, supplies being made for non-monetary consideration, Eligible Entrants agree to 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.
  33. Each Eligible Entrant must ensure that any other person whose details have been provided by the Eligible Entrant to City of Kingston for the purposes of the Eligible Entrant’s participation in this competition has given their implied or express consent for their details to be provided to City of Kingston and any of its related companies and to be contacted by City of Kingston or any of its related organisations in relation to this competition.
  34. Eligible Entrants acknowledge that the promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or any other social media platform whatsoever. Any information provided as part of the competition is provided to City of Kingston and not to the relevant social media platform. Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of the terms and conditions of any relevant social media platform’s terms and conditions including but not limited to Facebook’s terms and conditions of use and related rules on Eligible Entrants completely release any relevant social media platform, including but not limited to Facebook, from any and all liability in connection with this competition.
  35. All entries and materials submitted to t in connection with this competition (in any form including without limitation in hard copy or electronic form) become and remain the property of City of Kingston and each Eligible Entrant warrants it has the right to transfer these things to City of Kingston. City of Kingston may use such entries and materials and any intellectual property rights subsisting in them in any medium and in any manner it sees fit, including without limitation, by reproducing, modifying or adapting such entries and materials. City of Kingston may collect Eligible Entrants’ personal information in order to conduct the promotion. If the information requested is not provided, the Eligible Entrant may not participate in the promotion. By entering the promotion, unless otherwise advised, each Eligible Entrant also agrees that the City of Kingston, may use this information, in any media for future promotional purposes, marketing, publicity, research and profiling purposes without any further reference, payment or other compensation to the Eligible Entrant, including sending the Eligible Entrant electronic messages and telephoning the Eligible Entrant.
  36. All personal information you provide will be used by City of Kingston in accordance with our Privacy Policy.
  37. The competition is governed exclusively by the laws of Australia.
  38. This competition is run by City of Kingston  (ABN 80640377247), 1230 Nepean Highway Cheltenham, Victoria Australia 3192 
  39. By entering into the Competition you indicate you have read and agree to be bound by the City of Kingston Privacy Policy.




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