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Junior Lord Mayor of Melbourne Competition terms and conditions

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1. The Junior Lord Mayor of Melbourne Competition opens 14 June, 2021, and closes at midnight on 9 August, 2021.

2. To enter you must be a Victorian student in Grade 4, 5 or 6 (or aged 9 to 13). Students who entered in previous years are encouraged to enter again.

3. The promoter is Melbourne Day Committee, c/- Level 5, 114 Collins St, Melbourne. Competition entry is free.

4. Entry is via the online, accessible form at Entries close midnight on 9 August, 2021.

5. No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost or delayed, or which are not received for any reason.

6. Only one entry per person will be considered.

7. Melbourne Day Committee reserves the right to amend the competition end date at any time.

8. Finalists will be notified within days of the closing date. If you do not respond within two working days of being notified, you will forfeit your prize and Melbourne Day Committee reserves the right to choose another finalist. The judges’ decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

9. Finalists' names will be published on the Melbourne Day website from 16 August, 2021.

10. By accepting an invitation to be a finalist, you agree to participate in such promotional activities, printed and digital material as Melbourne Day Committee may require.

11. The winner's name will be published on the Melbourne Day website by 30 August, 2021.

12. Finalists’ parent/guardian must sign a photo release and agreement to participate in Junior Lord Mayor of Melbourne activities.

13. Up to seven finalists can be chosen. Finalists will receive a framed certificate and prize pack.

14. Finalists will be invited to meet the judging panel to answer a selection of questions after which the winner will be decided. Judging will take place on a date yet to be confirmed, either 18 to 20 August or 25 to 27 August 2021, at Melbourne Town Hall at 10am, and finalists must attend to be in the running for the title of Junior Lord Mayor. If State Government coronavirus restrictions are still in force to prevent in-person judging, judging will then be held via video conferencing as best as possible, with arrangements organised with finalists.

15. The 2021 Junior Lord Mayor will be presented with Junior Mayoral robes and chains to be used for functions during the reigning year, a framed certificate and a prize pack, and will be invited to help officiate on Melbourne Day on 30 August 2021, and join the Lord Mayor on mayoral duties and be available to participate in Melbourne Day media, promotional and other cool activities over 2021 and 2022 as agreed.

16. The Junior Lord Mayor will be invited to be the 2021 Melbourne Day Ambassador for 12 months after winning the competition.

17. If an advertised prize is not available, we reserve the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.

18. No part of the prize is exchangeable for cash or any other prize.

19. The prize will not be transferable to another person.

20. Incorrectly completed entries will be disqualified.

21. This competition is run by Melbourne Day Committee Inc.

22. Melbourne Day Committee reserves the right to amend these rules at any time. If this becomes necessary, the amended rules will be published on the relevant competition page of the Melbourne Day website.