Change of Preference Selfie Competition 2016

Send us a selfie for the chance to win prizes that will get you ready for week one semester one at La Trobe, including four chances to win your first month of coffee at La Trobe free.

How to enter:

  1. Take a selfie with your business card. You can be as creative as you want.
  2. Follow a participating La Trobe University social media account: Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat (username ‘latrobeuni’), or Twitter
  3. Tag us in the post using @ mentions, by hashtagging #latrobeuni, or sharing your story with us on Snapchat

We will begin to select one winner per channel per day between 12 December 2016 to 16 December 2016 (24 prizes in total)

Entry is free and you can send us multiple entries, as long as you send no more than one original selfie per day per channel. That means you could enter four times a day during the competition period!

We will notify winners by 5pm AEST 20 December via social media channel.

Terms and Conditions


1. La Trobe University (ABN 64  804 735 113) (“La Trobe”) is  conducting a competition titled Change of Preference Selfie Competition(“Competition”).

2. These terms and conditions apply  to the Competition and by submitting your entry you agree to be bound by these  terms and conditions. Any entry that does not comply with these Terms may be  deemed invalid and ineligible to win a prize.

3. The Competition is open from  9.00am (AEDST) Monday 12 December 2016 to 5.00pm (AEDST) Friday 16 December  2016 (“Competition Period”).  Any entry received after the expiry of the  Competition Period will be deemed invalid. No responsibility is accepted for  late, lost, delayed or misdirected entries.


4. The Competition is open to any  person who has received a business card addressed to them from La Trobe on or  after the 5th  of December and who is ordinarily resident in the State of Victoria.

5. Entrants must:

a) follow one or more of the participating La Trobe University social  media accounts: Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or Twitter;
b) post an original photograph of themselves holding  their La Trobe ‘business card’;
c) tag La Trobe University’s social media accounts in the post (using  @ mentions or hashtagging #latrobeuni)

6. Entry into the Competition  is free. Entrants may enter the Competition multiple times but no more than  once per social media platform per day.

7. Entrants less than 18 years  old must obtain the consent of a parent or guardian to enter.

8. Any photos deemed  by La Trobe to be inappropriate or offensive will be ineligible to win a prize  and excluded from the Competition.

9. By submitting an entry, each  entrant warrants to La Trobe that:

a) if below 18 years of  age, they have the permission of their parent or guardian to enter the  Competition;
b) the entrant owns or  has the right to submit their entry for this Competition;
c) the entrant has  obtained consent from any person in their entry to use their image for this Competition;
d) their entry, and La  Trobe’s use of their entry, will not:

- infringe any person’s copyright  or other intellectual property rights;
- infringe any person’s  privacy rights or any applicable privacy laws; or
- breach any other laws.

10. Each entrant grants to La  Trobe a perpetual, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, publish and  communicate their entry, including a right to sublicense it to other parties,  in any format for the purpose of the Competition and for La Trobe’s marketing  and promotional purposes.

Judging and Prizes

11. La Trobe will judge all valid entries received within the  Competition Period and select winners based on the most creative entries (“Prize Winners”). This Competition is  not a game of chance and chance plays no part in determining the Prize Winners.

12. La Trobe will select up to one entry per social media channel per  day during the Competition Period to win a prize. Up to 24 entrants may be  selected as Prize Winners over the course of the Competition Period.

13. The Prizes will consist of minor daily prizes of La Trobe branded merchandise including x4 of one coffee cup and 2 beverage vouchers (valued at $25.35 including postage), as well as 4x grand prizes of one coffee cup and 20 beverage vouchers (valued at between $77.95 and $117.95 including postage). The prizes cannot be redeemed for cash.

14. The Prize  Winners will be notified within 2 business days of the end of the Competition Period  by personal message or equivalent on the social media channel they used to  enter the Competition.

15. The decisions of La Trobe regarding Prize Winners are final and  will be binding on each entrant. No correspondence or communications will be  entered into. If after  reasonable efforts a Prize Winner cannot be contacted or cannot accept a prize,  La Trobe reserves the right to select a different Prize Winner.

16. If  any event prevents or hinders the Competition or La Trobe’s ability to deliver  a prize, La Trobe may in its absolute discretion cancel the Competition, select  another Prize Winner or provide a similar prize of  equivalent value.

17. La  Trobe may refuse to award a prize, or seek its recovery, in the event of the  relevant entrant’s fraud, dishonesty, or non-entitlement under, or breach of,  these Terms. In the event of a dispute concerning the identity of the person  who submits an entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the  owner of the social media account on which the entry is posted.

Personal information

18. Each entrant consent to La Trobe using any personal information  supplied or connected with their entry available on its public website or on other  La Trobe social media sites, or in publications.

19. La  Trobe handles personal information in accordance with its Privacy Policy and  Procedure which is available at:

Disclaimer and liability

20. La Trobe accepts no responsibility for  invalid, misdirected, lost or delayed entries, any incorrect or  inaccurate information, any equipment or technical error, or for any defect in,  theft, destruction, unauthorised access to or alteration of any entry.

21. To  the extent permitted by law, La Trobe will not be liable for any injury,  damages, expenses, or loss whatsoever (whether direct or indirect) to persons  or property as a result of any person entering the Competition or accepting or  using any prize, including without limitation non-receipt of any prize.

22. To  the extent permitted by law, all warranties in respect of the prize, whether  express, implied, statutory or otherwise, are excluded. To the extent such  warranties cannot be excluded by law but liability can lawfully be limited,  liability is limited at La Trobe’s option to replacing  the prize or the cost of replacing the prize or acquiring an equivalent  item.

23. The  Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated  with, La Trobe’s social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat  or Twitter, and any questions, comments or complaints  regarding the Competition should be directed to La Trobe.

24. Each  entrant releases Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter from any and all  liability for any loss, damage or injury arising out of or in relation to the Competition.

25. This competition is conducted under, and  must be construed by, the laws of the state of Victoria and the laws of  Victoria govern the terms and conditions of this Competition.