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  • Information on how to enter and prizes forms part of these Terms and Conditions. Entry into the Australia’s Defining Moments Digital Classroom Competition (‘Competition’) is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions, and any entry not complying with these Terms and Conditions is invalid.
  • The ‘Promoters’ are the National Museum of Australia, ABN 70 592 297 967, Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, Canberra ACT 2601, Phone: 1800 026 132, Email:, and Ryebuck Media Pty Ltd, ABN 99 003 904 372, 31 Station Street, Malvern VIC 3144, Phone: 03 9500 2399, Email:

Who can enter

  • The Competition is open to Australian secondary school students in years 8 to 11 (inclusive). Employees (and their immediate families) of the Promoters and their related agencies and suppliers associated with the Competition are ineligible to enter.
  • Students may enter the competition as individuals or in pairs. If entering as a pair, both students must be from the same state or territory but can be from different schools and different years, so long as both students are in years 8 to 11.
  • Entrants can only enter in their own name(s). Only one (1) entry per individual or pair of students is permitted. If a student submits more than one entry, only the first entry received by the Promoters will be judged; any subsequent entries will be deemed invalid and removed prior to the judging process.

When to enter

  • The Competition commences on 12 March 2020 at 15:00 (AEST) and concludes on 15 October 2020 at 23:59 (AEDT) (‘Competition Period’). Entries must be received by the Promoters in accordance with these Terms and Conditions prior to the conclusion of the Competition Period. Entries received late, or that do not otherwise meet these Terms and Conditions, will not be accepted unless the judges determine that exceptional circumstances exist.
  • The Promoters 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

  • To enter the Competition, eligible participants must, during the Competition Period:
    • research a ‘defining moment’ — an event or a person — that has shaped or changed their local community
    • present their research in a digital format, for example:
      • photo essay or written essay (no more than 2000 words)
      • video (no longer than 7 minutes and submitted as an mp4 file)
      • Instagram story
      • play (script or video performance)
      • game (digital)
      • poster (submitted as a pdf, jpeg or tif)
      • website (no more than 8 pages, with images)
    • complete the Entry Form and submit their entry to or Defining Moments, Ryebuck Media, 31 Station Street, Malvern VIC 3144 before 23:59 (AEDT) on 15 October 2020.
  • Any entry that is made or created on behalf of an entrant by a third party will be invalid unless the entrant requires the assistance of a third party to enter due to a disability. A parent or legal guardian is permitted to supervise or assist their child provided that the entry remains primarily the child’s work.

Selection and notification of winners

  • Entries will need to address the following questions:
    • When did the ‘defining moment’ occur?
    • Where did it occur?
    • Why did it occur?
    • What were the consequences?
    • Why should it be included on the National Museum’s Australia’s Defining Moments Digital Classroom website?
  • Entrants will also need to:
    • demonstrate a clear understanding of what constitutes a ‘defining moment’ in history
    • use a variety of sources of evidence (e.g. documents, memorials, photographs, films and websites)
    • create an original, innovative presentation.
  • After the Competition Period ends, entries will be judged by a panel made up of staff from the National Museum of Australia and professionals in the field of history education. Winners will be selected based on the requirements in clauses 10 and 11.
  • The judges’ decisions are final. Judges will be unable to provide personalised feedback to entrants who are unsuccessful.
  • A winning entry will be selected from each state and territory. If no entries are received from a particular state or territory, no winning entry will be awarded in that state or territory.
  • Judges will select an overall national winning entry from the state and territory winning entries. The overall national winner will be announced at the Australia’s Defining Moments Digital Classroom Competition awards ceremony to be held in Canberra on 4 December 2020.
  • The state and territory winners will be notified by email by 2 November 2020.
  • Should entrants’ contact details change during the Competition Period, it is their responsibility to notify the Promoters. A request to access or modify any information provided in an entry should be directed to the Promoters.
  • In the event that the winner(s) does not claim the prize by 15 November 2020, they will forfeit the prize and the prize may be awarded to a reserve finalist. The reserve finalist will be notified by email and given information on how to claim the prize. If the reserve finalist does not claim the prize by the date specified in the email, they will forfeit the prize. The Promoters may, in their sole discretion, determine whether a prize should be awarded to any other entrants.
  • If this Competition 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 Promoters, including but not limited to technical and supplier difficulties, unauthorised intervention or fraud, the Promoters reserve the right, to the extent permitted by law, to modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the Competition.

Prizes on offer

  • The prize for each state and territory winner includes:
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Wi-Fi 64GB tablet (RRP A$649)
    • participation in a two-day immersive Canberra experience on 3 and 4 December 2020, including a tour of the National Museum of Australia, activities around Canberra, an invitation to the Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes exhibition launch event and an invitation to the Australia’s Defining Moments Digital Classroom Competition awards ceremony
    • two return economy flights for one child and one adult (winning student and one accompanying parent or guardian) to Canberra for the two-day immersive experience
    • two nights’ accommodation at a hotel in Canberra in one double room (two beds) on 3 and 4 December 2020
    • return airport and Museum transfers for two people in Canberra for the two-day immersive experience
    • meals (two breakfasts, two lunches and a dinner) for two people during their time in Canberra, plus an additional dinner at the Australia’s Defining Moments Digital Classroom Competition awards ceremony.
  • In the event that a winning entry was submitted by a pair of students, both students will be entitled to the prizes (e.g. flights for both students and an accompanying parent or guardian for each student).
  • Australian Capital Territory (ACT) winners are unable to claim flights, accommodation and transfers. Two lunches and the awards dinner will be provided for the ACT winner(s) and their accompanying parent(s) or guardian(s).
  • One entry will be selected as the national winner of the Competition. The overall national winning entrant(s) will each receive an additional prize of a Samsung Galaxy Book S 256GB 13.3 inch display laptop (RRP A$1699) and a Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G Aura Glow 512GB Single Sim phone (RRP A$1999).
  • Unless otherwise expressly stated, prize values are based upon the recommended retail prices at the time of first publication of these Terms and Conditions. The Promoters accept no responsibility for changes in prize value between now and when the prizes are redeemed.
  • Winners (and their parent or legal guardian) are expected to be available to attend the two-day immersive Canberra experience on 3 and 4 December 2020.
  • All winners under the age of 18 attending the two-day immersive Canberra experience must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.
  • The following conditions apply to the prize:
    • By entering the Competition, and by collecting the prize, the winner acknowledges and accepts that travel and any other activities comprising the prize are inherently dangerous and may result in injury, death, incapacity, damage to property or other losses. The Promoters, prize suppliers, and their related bodies corporate, affiliates, officers, agents and employees shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever that is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss or any acts of god, such as adverse weather conditions or industrial action or civil commotion that may take place) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with any prize(s), except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law. The winner must make their own enquiries about local issues and conditions at destinations prior to travel.
    • The winner (and their parent or legal guardian) are responsible for all expenses not specified in these Terms and Conditions, including spending money, drinks, additional transfers, car hire, laundry charges, activities, incidentals, taxes (excluding departure and any other flight-associated taxes included within the prize), extra or additional baggage charges, heavy baggage charges, energy surcharges, gratuities, services charges, travel insurance and all other ancillary costs. Travel insurance is highly recommended to protect against additional costs incurred in the event of unforeseen circumstances. The parents or legal guardians of the winners are responsible for ensuring that they and their child are fit to travel.

    Travel dates

  • Travel to and from Canberra can only be taken in order to attend the two-day immersive experience on 3 and 4 December 2020.


  • Flights shall be on an airline identified by the Promoters. All travel on flights on the chosen airline is subject to General Conditions of Carriage (as amended, supplemented, modified or replaced from time to time).
  • Flights will be booked from the winners’ nearest capital city and based on availability.
  • Tickets are not eligible for frequent flyer points and cannot be upgraded.


  • Accommodation will be booked by the Promoters based on availability.
  • Accommodation supplier(s) will be chosen by the Promoters.
  • Tickets, accommodation, meals and transfers are not transferable and are not exchangeable for cash. The Promoters can substitute any part of the prize at their discretion.
  • If winner(s) are unable to attend the two-day immersive Canberra experience on 3 and 4 December 2020, they will still receive the appropriate Samsung prize(s) but will forfeit the flights, accommodation, transfers and meals component of the prize.

Copyright licence and moral rights

  • Entrants must ensure that the entry is their own original work.
  • If entries include content that may be owned by someone else, entrants must reference the source of that content on the Entry Form.
  • The Promoters acknowledge that the entrant may own intellectual property rights (including copyright) in any material created or otherwise submitted to the Promoters in connection with their entry.
  • The entrant does not assign their intellectual property rights to the Promoters; however, the entrant grants the Promoters a non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide licence (including a right of sub-licence) to use, reproduce, adapt or modify all or part of the entry (with or without attribution) for the following purposes:
  • use on the Australia’s Defining Moments Digital Classroom website and the National Museum’s other online presences, including social media channels
  • public display at the National Museum in Canberra or as part of a travelling exhibition organised by the Museum
  • the Promoters’ publicity and promotional purposes, whether conducted online, or in broadcast, print or public display.
  • The entrant acknowledges and agrees that neither the entrant nor any third party shall be entitled to any fee, royalty or other consideration in respect of the licence in clause 35.

Privacy collection notice

  • The Promoters are collecting personal information to conduct the Competition. Personal information submitted as part of the Entry Form will be used to administer the Competition, including to identify and make contact with entrants about their entry.
  • If an entry is a winning entry, the personal information of the winning entrant(s) and their parent(s) or guardian(s) may be disclosed to third parties, including airlines and accommodation providers, for the purposes of facilitating travel. Personal information relating to the winning entrant(s) (such as first name, age and school) may also be included on the Australia’s Defining Moments Digital Classroom website, on social media channels and in promotional materials, as described in clause 35.
  • If entries include material that could be used to identify the entrant or other people — for example, in the form of video, audio, text or photographs — entrants should make sure they have permission from the person to use that content. Winning entries will be made available to a wide audience online via the Australia’s Defining Moments Digital Classroom website and social media channels.
  • By submitting personal information and entering the Competition, the entrant (via their parent or guardian if the entrant is under 18) consents to the Promoters collecting, using and disclosing such personal information in accordance with these Terms and Conditions and the National Museum’s Privacy policy (available at, and as permitted or required by law.
  • Facebook, YouTube or Instagram may be used to advertise or promote the Competition and the results of the Competition. By entering the Competition, entrants agree that the Competition 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 Competition. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Competition should be directed to the Promoters and not to Facebook, YouTube or Instagram.
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