Green Heart Schools Future BNE Challenge World Science Festival 2019 prize terms and conditions

Read the Green Heart Schools Future BNE Challenge World Science Festival 2019  prize terms and conditions.

1. Information on how to enter the competition forms part of the competition conditions.

2. Competition entry is deemed acceptance of these competition conditions.

There are six prizes for this competition, awarded across the following six categories.

Category 1: Innovation

Category 2: Commitment

Category 3: Environmental Awareness

Category 4: Creativity

Category 5: Practicality and social awareness

Category 6: Communication

Prize details:

Winning schools can select one prize voucher to the value of $500 from the lists below.


  • Australian Geographic: specialising in providing exciting and educational products for schools, with flexible options to work within budgets. Including an extensive range that caters to students from kindergarten through to tertiary studies.
  • Edsco: Providing quality products at reasonable prices, delivered on time with no fuss including resources from pre-school to university level.
  • Modern Teaching Aids: Providing a range of teaching resources and education supplies including includes robotics, digital technologies, art and craft, mathematics, literacy resources, developmental products, school consumables, STEAM, classroom stationery, science equipment, STEM, sporting gear, school furniture, books, play and educational toys.
  • Bunnings Warehouse: offering a range of products that can help a school on its sustainability journey, including composting bins, worm farms, energy efficient lights, solar options, plants and building materials.
  • Aspley Nursery: native plants for school grounds.

Excursions and incursions from Council.
There is only one voucher available for each of the following, distributed to the school who requests first.

  • Council’s Environment Centres’ School Learning Program: Offering both excursions and incursions. Select from Year 7 appropriate sessions including Creek Discovery or Tidal survival full or half day lessons
  • Council’s Waste Education lessons: Offering both excursions and incursions. Organic recycling workshop or presentation. The school will also receive one compost bin OR worm farm
  • Council’s Lessons in the Gardens: Offering excursions at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. Select from Year 7 appropriate sessions including Aboriginal use of rainforest plants, Classifying plants and animals or Japanese Garden lessons
  • Council’s Planetarium: Offering excursions at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium located at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. See a Cosmic Skydome show and astronomy and space exploration displays; subject to availability of a suitable session.

Excursions and incursions from other suppliers.

  • Reverse Garbage: Offering both incursions and excursions workshop experiences that will increase students' knowledge of sustainable design by exploring waste minimisation and the manipulation of discarded materials to create art and useful objects.
  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary: Offering excursions to the centre. Each session includes a 45-minute Discovery Session linked to the National Curriculum presented by a Lone Pine education officer.
  • Street Science: Offering incursion shows or workshops. (n.b. Bookings for the month of August 2019 are not available.

Excursions and incursions must be booked by the winning school. Once a voucher has been awarded to a school, It is recommended that the school make a booking as soon as possible by contacting the prize provider. All Council delivered incursions are only available to schools within the Brisbane City Council area. All vouchers must be booked and utilized by 31 December 2019 unless otherwise austhorised by the prize provider.

Prize exclusions: prizes do not include any transportation costs.

3. Prizes are subject to the specific terms and conditions of the provider. Refer to clause 9.

4. Prizes will be awarded to the schools of the winning student team, not to individual students or teachers.

5. The competition period: The competition opens at 8.30am on Friday 20 March 2019 and closes at 2.30pm on Friday 20 March 2019 at City Hall, Brisbane.

6. How to enter: All schools who meet the below criteria will automatically be entered into this competition:

Schools entering the competition must:
i. register their participation in the Green Heart Schools Future BNE Challenge on Eventbrite via the Green Heart Schools webpage from 1 October 2018;
ii. attend and participate at the Future BNE Challenge on Friday 20 March 2018 at City Hall, Brisbane;
iii. complete all Future BNE Challenge activities including recording and saving of a short video;
iv. successfully provide the video file to the Green Heart Schools team by 5pm Friday 22 March 2019;
v. ensure that all team members who participate are in Year 7;
vi. ensure that each student team is accompanied at all times during the Future BNE event by a minimum of one registered teacher or staff member from the school.

7. Eligibility: To be eligible to enter this competition, a school must:

i. fully and legibly complete all the details on the Future BNE Eventbrite online registration form;
ii. arrive and register their school’s attendance on Wednesday 20 March 2019 between 8.30am-9.15am at the registration stations available at City Hall, Brisbane;
iii. attend and participate in the Future BNE Challenge program on Wednesday 20 March 2019 from 9.15am-2.30pm;
iv. successfully provide the video file to the Green Heart Schools team by 5pm Friday 22 March 2019;
v. to their best ability provide at least one team of 10 students to participate in the challenge;
vi. participate in the Future BNE Challenge in an appropriate manner;
vii. ensure their students are accompanied at all times by a minimum of one registered teacher or staff member per team from the school during the Future BNE Challenge

7.1 Schools that register for the Future BNE Challenge and do not participate on the day are ineligible to win a prize.

8. Competition Judging: Each school’s team’s challenge solutions will be merit based, judged by Council officers in April 2019. Shortlisted videos will be judged against six categories. Videos must be produced at the time of the Challenge (only) and uploaded either on the event day or prior to 5pm Friday 22 March 2019.

Winners of each category will be the team who provides the most outstanding solution/s to the Future BNE Challenge according to the following criteria:

Category 1: Innovation – the solution is highly innovative, ingenious and future focused, providing a new product or idea using original and creative thinking.

Category 2: Commitment – awarded to the school whose team demonstrated the most enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to the development of their solution and involvement in activities during the Future BNE Challenge.

Category 3: Environmental Awareness – the solution is highly considerate of environmental and sustainable issues and will provide a major positive outcome for the natural environment.

Category 4: Creativity – the solution is highly creative and resourceful, using original thinking and demonstrates a brand new idea or design.

Category 5: Practicality and social awareness – the solution is well considered and provides a practical idea or design that is likely to succeed, be effective and/ or have a positive impact. The solution is socially aware, taking into consideration societal needs, wants, aspirations and concerns.

Category 6: Communication – awarded to the school whose team best communicates their solution within the end of challenge video. The solution is explained clearly, confidently and is presented in a way that will inspire, influence and enthuse others.

The decision of the judges shall be conclusive and no correspondence will be entered into.

9. Prizes:
i. The prize/s are specified in the Prize Details in clause 2.
ii. The prize/s are not transferable, exchangeable or reemable for cash. Refunds will not be made in respect of unused services or prizes. Where a prize or part of a prize is unavailable, the Promoter retains the right to substitute the prize (or part) with a prize (or part) of equal or greater value.
iii. In the event that for any reason whatsoever a winner does not take an element of the prize at the time stipulated by the Promoter, then that element of the prize will be forfeited by the winner and cash will not be awarded in lieu of that element of the prize.
iv.All costs associated with a prize not specifically included in the Prize Details, including, but not limited to, any transport costs, transfer costs, meals, taxes, insurance and other ancillary costs are the responsibility of the winner/s (and their companions if applicable).
v. If the prize includes tickets or registration to an event, the tickets and/or registration are valid for the date or period as indicated on the tickets and/or registration. If any part of the event is abandoned, called off, varied or postponed for any reason, then at the Promoter’s discretion, the relevant winner (and their companion/s if applicable) forfeits all rights to attend the relevant event. The Promoter is neither responsible nor liable for any loss or damage suffered in these circumstances.
vi. Any tickets, passes or vouchers issued as part of the prize are subject to the prevailing terms and conditions of use. They are only valid for use within the stated duration of the tickets, passes or vouchers issued and are not replaceable if lost, stolen or damaged.

10. Winner Notification: The winners will be notified by a Council officer via email or telephone by Thursday 18 April. The winner may be officially published in a newspaper or on Council’s website.

11. Re-Draw: Prizes will not be re-judged. Schools who do not make contact to claim their prize voucher by Friday 31 May 2019 will forfeit the prize.

12. No Liability of Promoter: The Promoter accepts no responsibility whatsoever for late, misplaced, lost or ineligible entries. The Promoter makes no representations or warranties as to the quality, suitability or merchantability of the prizes. To the extent permitted by law, the Promoter is not liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to direct or consequential loss) or for any personal injury sustained in connection with the entry into the competition or acceptance of the prize. This paragraph is not intended to exclude any liability which cannot be excluded under Australian consumer protection laws. Any such liability is limited to the resupply of the prize.

13. Copyright and Privacy Consent:
13.1 By entering into the competition, the entrant school on behalf of its participating students and teachers:
i. grants to the Promoter (and agents or contractors acting on behalf of the Promoter) the non-exclusive irrevocable free-of-charge right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, edit, publish and communicate to the public; and
ii. consents to their school and/or individual student or teacher names (in whole or in part) being acknowledged as the creator of:

the school's participating team's response to the Green Heart Schools Future BNE Challenge in any media and within any material relating to or arising out of the Promoter's Green Heart program or other Council program including for promotional, marketing and publicity purposes relating to the Promoter's Green Heart program or other Council programs, or in association with World Science Festival Brisbane and Queensland Museum. The nominated entrant acknowledges and accepts that the Promoter (and agents and contractors acting on behalf of the Promoter) are not obliged to use the nominated entrant's submission in the Future BNE Challenge competition and/or their name on any such materials or in any media; and

iii. consents to their students/teachers' participation in the Green Heart Schools Future BNE Challenge on the day of the competition being recorded, videod, photographed and live streamed, and such recordings, videos and images being used in any media and within any material arising out of the Promoter's Green Heart Program or other Council Program including for promotional, marketing and publicity purposes; and
iv. consents to the personal information entered on the entry form being collected, stored and used by the Promoter or entities acting on its behalf for the purposes of providing the entrant with a link to an online survey. If the entrant wishes to un-subscribe from the Promoter's database for this purpose, the entrant must contact the Promoter's Customer Contact Centre on (070 3403 8888 or email with the words "UNSUBSCRIBE - Future BNE, World Science Festival".

13.2 If for any reason, Council in its sole discretion decides not to accept an entry submitted as part of this competition, the entry will be excluded and the entrant is not eligible to be awarded a prize. Entries that are considered unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, and obscene or otherwise contain objectionable or inappropriate content will be deemed invalid and will be rejected. Council’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

14. Force Majeure:  If for any reason this competition is not capable of running as planned (including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the Promoter), which corrupts or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this competition, the Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to take any action that may be available, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition. The Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify all entries from any individual who tampers with, or benefits from tampering with, the entry and participation process which as a result corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the competition. 

15. In the case of the intervention of any outside agent or event which naturally changes the result or prevents or hinders its determination, including but not limited to vandalism, power failures, tempests, natural disasters, acts of God, civil unrest, strikes; the Promoter may in its absolute discretion cancel the competition.

16. Council reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions at any time and to cancel or amend the competition at any time without notice or further recourse to the entrants.

17. The Promoter of the competition is Brisbane City Council ABN 72 002 765 795 acting through City Planning and Sustainability Division, Natural Environment, Water and Sustainability Branch, Green Heart Schools program whose principal offices are at Brisbane Square, 266 George Street, Brisbane.

Last updated:8 May 2019