Terms and conditions of entry for the New Zealand Biosecurity Awards

By entering the New Zealand Biosecurity Awards 2018 (“the Awards”), you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is the organiser of these awards.

Read all the rules before entering

If you do not comply with these terms and conditions, your entry may be disqualified or your award may be forfeited.

  1. The awards are open to groups, organisations, industry, individuals, whanau, hapu, iwi, government agencies and councils.
  2. Your entry submission must be true and factually correct.  You take full responsibility for the content of your submission or nomination.
  3. To enter the Awards you must complete an online entry registration, selecting the award category you wish to enter.
  4. You may apply to enter more than one category, but you must submit a separate entry registration for each category.
  5. Your entry submission must relate to a programme/project that was started, carried out or completed over the past 18 months (that is, since February 2017).
  6. Entry for the New Zealand Biosecurity Emerging Leaders Award and the Minister's Award is by nomination only.
  7. If you are submitting a nomination for the New Zealand Biosecurity Emerging Leaders Award or the Minister's Award, you must have the prior consent of the nominee.   
  8. If you have entered the New Zealand Biosecurity Awards in previous years, you can enter these Awards. You can resubmit your previous entry providing it complies with these terms and conditions.   
  9. Entry submissions open on Monday 30 July 2018 and close on Friday 31 August 2018 at 5pm (NZST). Finalists will be announced on Thursday 12 October 2018 and the winners announced on Monday 12 November 2018.
  10. There is no cost to submit an entry into the awards. All travel related costs to attend the ceremony to announce the award winners in Auckland will be at the expense of the finalists, with the exception of the finalists in the Community Award category which MPI will cover.    
  11. Where the entry is submitted by a team, the team must identify one person on the entry form as its representative. The representative must have authority to act on behalf of the team and will be contact person for all communication with the MPI. 
  12. You agree to provide imagery to support your entry in the format requested by MPI.
  13. You agree to participate in any media, marketing and promotional activities associated with the Awards and the awards ceremony, including photography and filming of the awards ceremony, and you agree that these may be used by MPI for promotional and media purposes. Any such use will be entirely at the discretion of MPI.
  14. You agree to give MPI one week's notice in writing if you, or a representative from your entry, are unable to attend the awards ceremony.
  15. Awards judges cannot enter or be nominated in any category.
  16. If any awards judge has a conflict of interest regarding any entry, that judge will not judge the category in which that entry is entered and scores for that category will be aggregated. MPI will decide whether there is a conflict of interest, its decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  17. The judges' decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  18. Sponsors are not privy to your entry submissions, judges' decisions or the final results. Therefore, being a sponsor does not, in itself, create a conflict of interest.  
  19. MPI reserves the right to cancel the awards programme or any award category, or to amend these terms and conditions, without prior notice.
  20. You (individual or organisation) must not be under investigation by any New Zealand or international statutory body (for example, Accident Compensation Corporation, New Zealand Police, Health and Disability Commission, Inland Revenue Department, Immigration, WorkSafe NZ or other).
  21. These terms and conditions are governed by and will be interpreted in accordance with the laws of New Zealand and the Courts of New Zealand will have exclusive jurisdiction. 
  22. Privacy – MPI may collect personal information from you (such as your name, home/business address and email) for the purpose of facilitating your participation in the awards, and for event management. It may be provided to other event-related organisations or entities (such as other event participants, event sponsors/partners and event contractors) for the purpose of event management or MPI may use it to contact you in the future for purposes relating to the Awards. If you wish to opt out of your information being shared with event sponsors then you must advise us by email to the address below.

Who to contact

If you have questions about these terms and conditions, email biosecurity.awards@mpi.govt.nz

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