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Smooth Festival of Chocolate Promotion | Terms and Conditions

Posted on : 29 August 2018

WIN tickets to the ultimate family day out at the smooth Festival of Chocolate

Information on how to enter the competition and prize details form part of these Terms and Conditions of entry. This may be amended or varied from time to time by the Promoter. By entering the Prize Draw the Entrant is deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.


  1. 1.         STANDARD TERMS

1.1    Information on how to enter forms part of the terms of entry. Entry into the Promotion is deemed acceptance of the Terms and Conditions.



2.1.    Subject to Clause 2.2 entry is open to any NSW Resident over the age of 18 years. 

2.2.    Entry to the Competition is not open to employees and their families, officials and/or councillors of the RAS, their associated agencies and companies. Immediate family means any of the following: spouse, ex-spouse, de-facto spouse, child or step-child (whether by natural or by adoption), parent, step-parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, brother, sister, step-brother, step-sister or first cousin.



3.1.    The Competition will be run at 1 Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127 from 4pm AEST 24 August 2018 to 11.59PM AEST 30 August 2018 (“competition period”). The Marketing department of the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) retains all responsibility for the creation, run and draw.

3.2.    Entry into the prize draw will be valid when a user comments who they would take to the smooth Festival of Chocolate and tags another Facebook user on the dedicated RAS of NSW social media competition posts.

3.3.    The time of entry will, in each case, be receipted once an official comment is made on the competition post.

3.4.    This competition is a trade promotion. The winner will be selected at random from all valid entries received. The winner is final and no further correspondence will be entered into.

3.5.    The Promoters, their agents, affiliates or representatives will not be liable for any lost, late, incorrect, invalid or misdirected entries.


  1. 4.        HOW TO WIN

4.1.    Each entrant who has entered the Promotion over the Promotion Period and registered all details in accordance with clauses 2 and 3 will be entered into the prize draw. The drawing of the prize will take place at 10am, 31 August 2018 on Level 1, RAS Admin Building. Drawing will be conducted by the RAS Consumer Marketing Manager, N Tubridy and witnessed by the RAS Marketing Executive, C La Manna.

4.2.    There will be a total of five (5) prize winners selected from all valid entries.

4.3.    The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW is not liable for any loss suffered or sustained, to person or property and including, but not limited to, consequential (including economic) loss by reason of any act or omission, deliberate or negligent, in connection with the arrangement for supply of the goods by any person to the prize winner. This clause does not affect, and is not intended to affect, any rights a consumer might have, which are not able to be excluded under applicable Australian consumer protection laws.

4.4.    The Promoters reserve the right to verify the validity of entries and to disqualify any entry which, in the opinion of the Promoters, includes objectionable content, profanity, potentially insulting, inflammatory or defamatory statements, disqualify any entrant who tampers with the entry process, who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions of entry, or who has, in the opinion of the Promoters, engaged in conduct in entering the promotion which is fraudulent, misleading, deceptive or generally damaging to the goodwill or reputation of the promotion and/or Promoters. The Promoters reserve the right to disqualify a winner if the Promoters become aware that the winner and/or the winner’s entry is of a type described in this clause.

4.5.    The Promoters reserve the right to request winners to provide proof of identity or proof of residency at the nominated prize delivery address in order to claim the prize. In the event that a winner cannot provide suitable proof, the prize will be forfeited in whole and no substitute will be offered, subject to approval by the OLGR.

4.6.    The winner will be notified via Facebook Messenger, where they will have to provide their full name, mailing address and contact details.  If there is a dispute as to the identity of the winner, the RAS reserves the right, subject to approval by the OLGR, to determine the identity of the winner.

4.7.    The winning entries are non-transferable or refundable or redeemable for cash and the prize is valid until 2 September 2018.

4.8.    The RAS has the right to terminate the prize draw at any time during the period, subject to approval from ILGR.


  1. 5.       PRIZES

5.1.    A total of five (5) prize packs are available for give away.  Each individual prize pack includes a family pass (GA admission, 1 day only @ $55RRP per family pass) to the smoothFestival of Chocolate as well as a voucher for a box of six (6) chocolate dipped strawberries from Parisi valued at $21.  Each family pass consists of 2 adult GA tickets and 3 child GA tickets (5-17 years).  Each prize pack is valued at $76 (incl. GST). Total value of all prize packs is $380 (incl. GST).

5.2.    Voucher for the box of chocolate dipped strawberries to be redeemed at the Parisi stall at the smooth Festival of Chocolate either 1 September 2018 or 2 September 2018.

5.3.    RAS shall have no liability for any expenses incurred by entrants when redeeming the prizes, including transport or accommodation.

5.4.    In the event that the prize is unavailable, the RAS reserves the right to substitute the item with that of equal value, subject to approval from OLGR

5.5.    Prize winners will receive all event details. The winners will be subject to, and must abide by the terms and conditions of any third parties, including but not limited to the venues the winners will attend. Any breach of such terms and conditions may affect the ability to receive benefits of the prize. In that case, such benefits will be forfeited.

5.6.    In participating in the prizes, the winners agree to participate and co-operate as required in all footage relating to the Promotion, including but not limited to being interviewed and photographed. The winners grant the Promoters a perpetual and non-exclusive licence to use such footage and photographs in all media worldwide and the winner will not be entitled to any compensation whatsoever for such use.


  1. 6.       NO LIABILITY

6.1.    The Promoters shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with any prize/s except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law. Neither are the Promoters responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, either caused by the entrant or for any of the equipment or programming associated with, or utilised in this Promotion, or for any technical error, or any combination thereof that may occur in the course of the administration of this Promotion, including any omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line or telephone, mobile or satellite failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to, or alteration of, entries, and reserves the right to take any action that may be available.

6.2.    If for any reason, this Promotion 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 reasonable control of the Promoters, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this promotion, the Promoters reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, take any action that may be available and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition subject to any written directions given under State Legislation and by the ILGR.

6.3.    The Promoters reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who the Promoters have reason to believe has breached any of these conditions, or engaged in any unlawful or other improper misconduct calculated to jeopardise the fair and proper conduct of the promotion. The Promoters’ legal rights to recover damages or other compensation from such an offender are reserved.

6.4.    This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. It is a condition of entry that each Entrant grants a complete release to Facebook from any claims that they now have or may have in the future which relate to or are incidental to this Competition.

  1. 7.       PRIVACY

7.1.    All entries remain the property of Royal Agricultural Society of NSW. Information obtained via this Competition, including, your name, e-mail, phone number and address may be used for this purpose and any associated activity, such as research for future RAS promotions, any RAS media activities, historical archival and museum purposes without the payment of any further fee or compensation. The Entrants details will be handled in accordance with the RAS Privacy Policy located at


  1. 8.       PROMOTER’S DETAILS

8.1.    The Promoter of this competition is the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW ABN 69 793 644 351.

8.2.    LTPM/18/03509


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