‘Dream it, Plan it, Pitch it’ Competition Terms and Conditions


  1. La Trobe University (ABN 64 804 735 113) (“La Trobe”) is conducting a competition called the “Dream it, Plan it, Pitch it Competition” (“the 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 and conditions may be deemed invalid and ineligible to win a prize.
  3. The Competition is open for entries from 22 July 2019 until 5pm 29 July 2019, and the winners will be selected at regional and Melbourne Showcase(s) to be held in September 2019 (“the 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. La Trobe reserves the right to extend the Competition Period in its sole discretion.
  4. The Competition is open to Year 11 VCE Business Students resident in Victoria or New South Wales.
  5. Entrants must obtain the consent of a parent or guardian to enter.
  6. Entrants must:
    a. Develop a business plan for their business idea (of between 1500 and 2000 words) and submit it for review online; and
    b. Comply with the Competition rules and Competition details set out in Schedule 1 of these terms; and
    c. On the designated ‘pitch day’ which will be communicated to all schools, students/student teams must make their pitches.
  7. Entry into the Competition is free.
  8. Entrants may enter the Competition only once, either as an individual or as part of a team.
  9. Any entries deemed by La Trobe to be inappropriate or offensive will be ineligible to win a prize and excluded from the Competition.
  10. By submitting an entry, each entrant (or each teacher on behalf of her/his school or school team) warrants to La Trobe that:
    (a) The entrant(s) have the permission of their parent or guardian to enter the Competition;
    (b) all details provided with the entrants’ entry are true and accurate;
    (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.
  11. 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 (including posting on La Trobe’s social media accounts, in any format, for the purpose of the Competition) and for La Trobe’s marketing and promotional purposes.
    Judging and Prizes
  12. A panel of judges convened by La Trobe will judge all valid entries received within the Competition Period and select the winners (“Prize Winners”) based on the judging criteria set out in the Competition details. This Competition is not a game of chance and chance plays no part in determining the Prize Winners.
  13. La Trobe will select one winner to win a first prize and one winner to win a second prize. Daily prizes will also be made available during the Competition Period.
  14. The prizes will consist of: Up to $500 for the first prize and up to $200 for the second prize. The prizes cannot be redeemed for cash and La Trobe reserves the right, in its absolute discretion to modify the value of the prizes.
  15. The Prize Winners will be notified within one month after the end of the Competition by post, telephone or email.
  16. 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, cannot accept a prize or is deemed to be ineligible to enter the Competition, La Trobe reserves the right to select a different Prize Winner.
  17. 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.
  18. 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 and conditions. 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
  19. Each entrant consents to La Trobe using any personal information supplied or connected with their entry for the purposes of the Competition.
  20. La Trobe handles personal information in accordance with its Privacy Policy and Procedure which is available at: www.latrobe.edu.au/privacy
    Disclaimer and liability
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.