The Brand without a bottle 2019

Terms and conditions

1. Introduction

The promotor is Sydney Water Corporation (ABN 49 776 225 038) of 1 Smith Street Parramatta NSW 2150 (Sydney Water).

This document tells you how you can be an entrant (Entrant) and submit a short film (Entry) in the Sydney Water “Brand without a Bottlecompetition for 2019 (Competition). It sets out the terms for submitting your short film, provides details of the prizes and establishes the procedures that will be applied to determine and announce the winner. Information and instructions on how to enter the Competition form part of the terms.

These terms form a binding contract between you and Sydney Water. If you enter into the Competition, you are deemed to have agreed with these terms. If you do not agree with these terms, you should not enter into the Competition.

2. Who can enter?

You are eligible to be an Entrant in this Competition if you are a teacher employed with a high school located within Sydney Water’s areas of operation (Sydney, the Blue Mountains region and Illawarra) and have received the “Brand without a Bottle” pack from Sydney Water, featuring information about registration for the Competition.

3. Who cannot enter?

You cannot enter this Competition if:

(a) you do not qualify as an Entrant (see above); or

(b) you are an employee or immediate family member of an employee of Sydney Water. For the avoidance of doubt, an immediate family member is a daughter, son, father, mother, brother, sister or spouse (including defacto spouse) or step relation of a Sydney Water employee; or

(c) you are an employee or immediate family member of an employee (as defined in (b) above) of an agency associated with the Competition.

Sydney Water reserves the right at any time to verify the eligibility of an Entrant, including, but not limited to requiring photographic proof of identity or other identifying documentation required to establish the Entrant’s identity, age, address and eligibility to enter the Competition and claim a prize.

4. How to enter

To enter the Competition, Entrants must:

  • (a) Register their high school for the Competition at Sydney Water’s promotional website and agree to these Competition Terms and Conditions. Upon successful registration, the high school will receive a confirmation email and an information pack. Entrants may only register their high school for the Competition once. Entrants must not use multiple accounts to enter the Competition. Entrants found to be doing so will be disqualified.
  • (b) Create a short 60 second film created by their student(s). The short film must illustrate how students could persuade their peers to choose drinking tap water over bottled water. The short film must be a maximum of 60 seconds in MP4 or MOV format.
  • (c) Submit their Entry by uploading the film to and labelling it with the school name, teacher name and class group. The Entrant must email the Sydney Water Model release forms referred to in clause 8(a) to: It is the responsibility of the Entrant to ensure these releases forms are correctly filled out and that the relevant high school is identified.

Up to 5 short films may be submitted per registered high school.

Entry into the Competition is free; however Entrants are responsible for any and all expenses incurred in entering the Competition and will not be reimbursed regardless of whether their Entry is listed as a Finalist or a winner of any Prize.

All short films entered must have been made specifically for the 2019 Competition.

5. When to enter

The Competition opens for registration by the Entrants at 4pm on 11 February 2019 (AEST) and registration closes at 6pm on 17 May 2019 (AEST).

All short films must be uploaded to: by 5pm 4 July 2019 to participate.

Sydney Water may, in its absolute discretion, extend these time periods.

Sydney Water is not responsible for any Entry that is uploaded to the Website late or is not received whatever the cause, including technical or other failure of the Website and services. Any cost associated with accessing the Website is the Entrant’s responsibility.

6. Content of the short film

The short film Entry must be an original artistic and/or literary work of the Entrant and their students, and must not:

(a) in its content or by being submitted as an Entry, infringe the copyright or other intellectual property rights of any third party. If an Entrant has doubts about whether they may infringe a third party’s intellectual property rights they must not include the material;

(b) include any image or voice of another person without that person’s express consent. Entrant’s warrant that if any such content is included, they have obtained the express consent of the relevant person. Students must have parental/guardian signed consent to be filmed;

(c) contain any material that is defamatory of any person, obscene, offensive or inappropriate (which includes, without limitation, any content involving nudity, malice, excessive violence or swearing) in the opinion of Sydney Water; or

(d) in its content or by being submitted as an Entry, breach any law or breach any legal obligation or duty to any person.

7. Disqualification

Sydney Water may, in its absolute discretion, reject any Entry submitted into the Competition.

Sydney Water may, in its absolute discretion, disqualify an Entrant who:

  • (a) does not comply with these terms or the terms and conditions of using Sydney Water’s website including the Website or services; or
  • (b) tampers with the Entry process.

Errors and omissions may be accepted at Sydney Water’s discretion. An incomplete or indecipherable Entry will be deemed invalid. An Entry made by a third party on behalf on an Entrant is invalid unless otherwise agreed with Sydney Water.

Sydney Water may, in its sole discretion, disqualify any school where Sydney Water has reason to believe that a teacher/staff member or student of such school has breached these Competition Terms and Conditions, tampered with the entry process or engaged in misconduct to jeopardise the fair and proper conduct of the Competition.

Sydney Water reserves the right to verify the validity of any Entry and its participants (including a school’s name/address and an authorised representative of a school). Failure by Sydney Water to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

  1. 8. Selecting the finalists and voting
  2. (a) Finalists - Sydney Water will judge each Entry based on originality, creativity and on adherence to these Competition Terms and Conditions and will, at its discretion, select what they deem to be six (6) of the best Entries to be the finalists of the Competition (Finalists). This selection process will take place the week of 15 July 2019 at Sydney Water, level 14, 1 Smith Street, Parramatta NSW 2150. Finalists will be notified by email. Each of the six (6) Finalists will have their short film launched online for voting as outlined in clause 8(b). All filmed students must be between 12 and 15 years of age and must be attendants of the registered high school. Each school can only have one short film listed as a finalist in the Competition.

If selected as a Finalist, participating students must have parental/guardian signed consent which will be provided by Sydney Water. This consent must be provided to Sydney Water at the time of submission.

  • (b) Voting - All Finalists’ short films will be uploaded onto the Website for voting by the public. To vote, individuals must click the relevant “vote” button next to the short film they would like to vote for. Voting will open at 9am AEST on 26 July 2019 and close at 6pm AEST on 12 August 2019.

Multiple votes are permitted.

  • (c) Judging - Sydney Water will judge each of the six (6) short films and will, at its discretion, select the best short film based on originality, creativity, adherence to these Competition Terms and Conditions, the presentation made to persuade peers to choose the drinking of tap water over bottled water; and the number of votes received (Criteria).
  • (d) Selecting the Winners -The best short film will take first place, with two (2) of the other short films selected for second and third place respectively. There will also be three (3) runners up (Winners).

Short films with a greater number of votes will be considered more favourably by the judges but will not be the sole determinant for selecting Winners.

9. Announcing winners

The Winners will be announced online at 5pm AEST on 13 August 2019.

This is a competition of skill, and chance plays no part in determining the winners. Sydney Water’s decision is final and binding on all Entrants. Sydney Water will not enter into any correspondence and is not obliged to give reasons for any decisions made by it in respect of the Competition. Entrants who are not winners will not receive any notification.