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Terms and conditions

General

  1. Information on how to participate in the History Makers school video challenge (challenge) forms part of these terms and conditions. Submission of an entry to the challenge is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions and any entry not complying with these requirements is invalid.
  2. The ‘hosts’ are the National Museum of Australia, ABN 70 592 297 967, Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, Canberra ACT 2601, Phone: 1800 026 132, Email: [email protected].
  3. If this challenge is interfered with in any way or is not capable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated due to any reason beyond the control of the hosts, including but not limited to technical and supplier difficulties, unauthorised intervention or fraud, COVID-19 or other pandemic events, the hosts reserve the right, to the extent permitted by law, to modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the challenge.

Who can enter

  1. The challenge is open to an Australian school that delivers education (including schools of distance education and where students are registered for home education) provided that participating students are in any of years K to 12 (inclusive)(hereinafter referred to as school/s). All schools who submit entries to the challenge will be deemed to be an eligible school for the purposes of these terms and conditions.
  2. School students may enter the challenge as part of a school group (either as a whole school, class, or a mixed student group (whether from within the same year level or across year levels)). While students may enter individually, entries from larger groups (including an entire class, or year-level) are to be encouraged. 
  3. All entries must be submitted by a student’s school or student group’s school. The school will be deemed to be the ‘entrant’ under these terms and conditions. 
  4. Where students are undertaking distance education or home education, they may enter the challenge as an individual or as part of a small group of students undertaking the same form of educational delivery. Where entries are submitted from these students, whether as individuals or as part of small groups, the student/s’ home school will be deemed the ‘entrant’ under these terms and conditions. 

When to enter

  1. The challenge commences on 29 June 2022 at 09:00 (AEST) and concludes on 4 November 2022 at 23:59 (AEDT) (challenge period). Entries must be received by the hosts in accordance with these terms and conditions prior to the conclusion of the challenge period. Entries received late, or that do not otherwise meet these terms and conditions, will not be accepted unless the hosts determine that exceptional circumstances exist.
  2. The hosts accept no responsibility for any late, lost or misdirected entries, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, theft or destruction, or unauthorised access to or alterations of entries. 

How to enter

  1. Entries are to be submitted online via digital-classroom.nma.gov.au/history-makers
  2. Entries are to be submitted by a teacher or school representative over the age of 18 on behalf of a school (or parent/guardian in the case of students undertaking distance or home education). Schools may submit more than one entry, so as long as sufficient information is provided to differentiate each entry (for example, the name of the year level, particular class or name of the group (such as an extra-curricular group associated with a school)).
  3. Distance or home education students may submit entries individually or as part of a small group of students undertaking the same method of education delivery.
  4. Should a school’s contact details change during the challenge period, it is their responsibility to notify the hosts. A request to access or modify any information provided in an entry should be directed to the hosts.

Entry criteria

  1. After the challenge period ends, entries will initially be screened for eligibility for inclusion on the Australia’s Defining Moments Digital Classroom website at https://digital-classroom.nma.gov.au/ (Digital Classroom), and assessed against the following entry criteria for the potential receipt of one of the available awards outlined in paragraph 18:
    1. an original video of at least 30 second and no longer than 4 minutes. The video may include a recording of a song, dance, play, story, or include artworks, photographs or be in documentary, animation or other format.
    2. submitted in one of the following file types: mp4, mov, m4v
    3. created for the purpose of the challenge during the challenge period
    4. about a defining moment and demonstrates a clear understanding of what constitutes a defining moment in history
    5. complies with all relevant laws, including in respect of copyright, privacy, anti-discrimination, or criminal matters
    6. sufficient consent is provided to enter the work in accordance with the requirements of this agreement.

    Those entries that meet the entry criteria will hereinafter be referred to eligible entries.

  1. Teachers or other third parties associated with a school (including parents, guardians or tutors of distance or home education students) may provide reasonable assistance to students in the development of their entries, including to:
    1. assist students in meeting the entry criteria specified in paragraph 14
    2. provide technical support to assist students to produce an entry in the required format; and
    3. to provide assistance to one or more participating students due to a disability.

    In all other circumstances, teachers or other third parties may not create an entry on behalf of students. Any such entries submitted in these circumstances will be invalid.

Incentives and awards

  1. All eligible entries will be featured on the Digital Classroom and receive a certificate of participation. It is intended that as many entries as possible be included on the Digital Classroom to provide a broad representation of the diversity of defining moment topics and to share the work of students from the range of schools and year groups participating in the challenge.
  2. After the challenge period ends, eligible entries will be assessed by a panel made up of staff from the National Museum of Australia and professionals in the field of education (the panel) for eligibility for the receipt of awards listed in paragraph 18, below.
  3. Twenty (20) cash prizes (awards) will be awarded in December 2022 across five awards categories (award categories), specified in paragraph 19, below:
    • 10 x $2,000 prizes for winners
    • 10 x $500 prizes for runners-up
  4. The five award categories in which entries will be assessed are:
    • Creativity
    • Clever use of technology
    • Research skills
    • Collaboration
    • Regional stories.
  5. The panel’s decisions on the allocation of awards are final. It is at the panel’s discretion to determine the application of award categories to each submission. The panel will be unable to provide personalised feedback to any entrants, including those not in receipt of an award.
  6. All awards will be provided to eligible school/s.
  7. All award recipients will be notified by email no later than 9 December 2022.

Awards ceremony

  1. A prizegiving event will be held at the Museum in Canberra in December 2022 (awards ceremony). The event will either be livestreamed or held onsite, subject to the Museum’s discretion and further confirmation. If the prizegiving is held onsite, there is the potential for reasonable interstate travel and accommodation costs to be covered for up to two students and two accompanying adults per winning entry. Further details about the awards ceremony will be made available on the Digital Classroom website and via email to all entrants, following the closing date for submissions.
  2. If the awards ceremony is interfered with in any way or is not capable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated due to any reason beyond the control of the hosts, including but not limited to technical and supplier difficulties, COVID-19 or other pandemic events, the hosts reserve the right, to the extent permitted by law, to modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the awards ceremony.

Copyright

  1. Eligible schools must ensure that each entry they submit is the original work of students from within their school (or that of a particular students or group of students in the case of entries from students engaged in distance or home education). Where applicable, students must obtain any copyright permission necessary for the use of third-party content in their entries where the use is not already covered by an existing statutory licence or copyright exception.
  2. By entering the challenge and submitting video and related content in which copyright subsists, the school (or parent/guardian in case of distance and home education) warrants that they will ensure that they obtain consents from, or on behalf of, individual students in relation to the use of their copyright in content which forms part of an entry (whether the content was made by the student or to which they may have contributed with other students).
  3. Subject to paragraph 26 and the requirement to obtain the prior consents of individual students in relation to the use of their copyright in an entry submitted the challenge, the school (including parents/guardians for distance and home education students) grants the hosts a non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide licence to use, reproduce, adapt or modify all or part of the entry (without attribution) for inclusion on the Digital Classroom website (which will be publicly available) and other promotional, publicity, educational and administrative purposes.

Privacy collection notice

  1. The hosts (and third parties directly involved in delivering the challenge) are collecting personal information to conduct the challenge. Personal information submitted as part of the entry form will be used to administer the challenge, including to identify and make contact with eligible school/s about their entry. Further details on the collection and handling of your personal information are outlined in the entry form. 
  2. If an entry is selected for inclusion on the Digital Classroom, the personal information of the participating student/s (such as first name, age and school) may also be included on the Digital Classroom and on social media channels. Entries can be submitted without providing names of students.
  3. If entries include material that could be used to identify the entrant or other people — for example, in the form of video; or in audio, text or photographs included in the video entry — the eligible school (including parents/guardians for distance and home education students) should make sure the student has obtained permission from the person to use that content. The permission sought should extend to making an individual’s personal information available to a wide audience online via the Digital Classroom and social media channels.
  4. By submitting personal information and entering the challenge, the eligible school (including parents/guardians for distance and home education students) warrants that they will ensure that consents have been obtained, where relevant, from parents and guardians of all students participating in the challenge to the hosts collecting, using and disclosing such personal information in accordance with these terms and conditions, the Museum’s privacy policy and as permitted or required by law.
  5. Facebook, YouTube or Instagram may be used to advertise or promote the challenge and the results of the challenge. By entering the challenge, eligible schools agree that the challenge is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, YouTube or Instagram, and agree to release Facebook, YouTube or Instagram from all liability in relation to the challenge. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the challenge should be directed to the hosts and not to Facebook, YouTube or Instagram.