Meriton Suites ‘Christmas Countdown’ Competition
Terms and conditions
Christmas Countdown is a Facebook and Instagram competition. It is a single on-going competition, that will be split into 24 daily competitions, each having their own prize. The daily competitions will be posted both via Facebook and Instagram, both with the same content and single daily prize. Both response and photo entries on Facebook should be entered by commenting on the relating post. Response entries on Instagram should be entered by commenting on the relating post, and photo entries on Instagram should be entered by uploading the photo with the hashtag: #merixmas17. All information on how to enter this competition forms part of these terms and conditions. Entry into this competition is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.
This competition is run by Meriton Property Services ABN: 69 115 511 281 of 528, trading as Meriton Suites, Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000.
By entering this competition, entrants are agreeing to have their post shared if they win. Photographs may be used in media, promotions and publications. Entries must come via Facebook or Instagram only. Any photos uploaded through Instagram must be with the following hashtag: #merixmas17.
Competition dates: The competition will open at 10am on Friday 1 December 2017 and will close at midnight on Sunday 24 December 2017.
Eligibility: The winner must have permanent resident status in Australia.
Entry via Facebook: Response entries should be entered by commenting on the relating post. Photo entries should also be entered by commenting on the relating post.
Entry via Instagram: Response entries should be entered by commenting your response on the relating Instagram post for that daily competition. Photo entries should be entered by uploading the photo via the entrant’s personal account, and hash tagging #merixmas17.
1. Judging Criteria
1.1 There are 2 main prize categories of this competition:
- Best response
- Best photo
The winning responses will be judged on the following criteria:
- interpretation of the theme
- overall impression
The winning photo of each competition will be judged on the following criteria:
- photographic quality
The finalists are subject to selection by the judging panel. The panel will contain industry experts from the Meriton Suites Head Office. Judging will be based on entries via Facebook and Instagram. The decision of the panel is final and no correspondence will be entered into relation of the panel’s decision.
The winners of the Christmas Countdown competition will be announced the following day after each daily competition via the Meriton Suites Facebook and Instagram pages.
Meriton Suites reserves the right at any time to disqualify any individual who Meriton Suites reasonably believes has breached any of the terms and conditions or engaged in any unlawful or other improper conduct calculated to jeopardise the fair and proper conduct of the competition.
2.1 If the winner does not accept the prize 72 hours after being notified, the prize will be awarded to the 2nd best entrant. There will be 1 winner of each 24 daily competitions.
(a) Meriton Suites Individual pages – This will go live from the 1-17th December 2017. The winner will be awarded with a 1-night stay in a 1 Bedroom Suite at any of our Meriton Suites hotels, with overnight parking for one vehicle. You must treat this as a standard reservation, which is subject to availability. This excludes staying on a Saturday, and other blackout days do apply. This is valid from Friday 5th January until Saturday 31st March 2018.
(b) Meriton Suites Individual Penthouse pages – This will go live from the 18-22nd December 2017. The winner will be awarded with a luxury BVLGARI Eau Parfumee Au The Vert Candle 325g candle, valued over $100.
(c) Meriton Suites Penthouse page – This will go live on the 23th December 2017. The winner will be awarded with a professional ghd V gold max styler hair straightener, valued at $270.
(d) Meriton Suites page – This will go live on the 24th December 2017. The winner will be awarded with 2-night stay in a Three Bedroom Altitude Suite at Meriton Suites Pitt Street, with overnight parking for one vehicle. You must treat this as a standard reservation, which is subject to availability. This excludes staying on a Saturday, and other blackout days do apply. This is valid from Friday 5th January until Saturday 31st March 2018.
3. Conditions of entry via Facebook
3.1 Best response entries must be commented on the relating Facebook post, before midnight of the posting date.
3.2 Best photo entries must be commented on the relating Facebook post, before midnight of the posting date.
3.2 The entries must meet the specifications set out in these terms and conditions.
3.3 The winners will be notified through Facebook or Instagram.
3.4 The winner must have permanent resident status in Australia.
4. Conditions of entry via Instagram
4.1 Best response entries must be commented on the relating Instagram post, before midnight of the posting date.
4.2 Best photo entries must be uploaded via Instagram with the hashtag: #merixmas17, before midnight of the posting date.
4.3 The entries must meet the specifications set out in these terms and conditions.
4.4 The winners will be notified through Facebook or Instagram.
4.5 The winner must have permanent resident status in Australia.
5. Copyright and moral rights
5.1 The entrant must be the owner of all intellectual property rights in the photo or have obtained all necessary approvals to permit the use of the photo in the competition. Photos that infringe intellectual property rights will be immediately removed from the competition.
5.2 Entrants agree to indemnify Meriton Suites against any costs that Meriton Suites may incur as a result of any infringement of intellectual property rights.
5.3 Entrants grant Meriton Suites the right to:
(a) maintain a digital copy of the photo.
(b) reproduce the photo on the Meriton Suites website, and social media channels.
5.4 Meriton Suites and any sponsor or partner of the competition may reproduce the photograph (or any part of it) in any media format, including but not limited to advertisements, postcards, brochures, posters, television/print media, website and annual reports, only for the purposes of:
(a) publicity and promotion of the competition
(b) the catalogue of the event, in current or future years
(c) creating a non-commercial archive of the competition.
6.1 Employees of Meriton Suites and their immediate families are ineligible to enter the competition.
6.2 Meriton Suites may cancel or vary the competition at any time. Meriton Suites will not be responsible for any loss or costs incurred by the entrant in relation to such cancellation or variation.
6.3 By entering this competition, you release Meriton Suites from, and indemnify Meriton Suites against all liability, loss, damage or injury arising from or in connection with this competition or the prize.
6.4 By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to release Meriton Suites, and their agents and affiliates from and against any or all losses, damages, injury, rights, claims, actions and liabilities of any kind in connection with receipt and redemption of the prize.
6.5 The prize is as stated and cannot be substituted for cash or any other products.
6.6 This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered or associated with Facebook or Instagram.
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