BFTB Big Break Terms and Conditions


How do I know if I am eligible to enter?
All entrants will need to fulfil all the following criteria:

  • Entrants submitting an entry must be authorised to enter into the Awards on behalf of the business they represent
  • You must be 18 years or older at the time of entry
  • You/your Business must be based in a rural or regional Australia location*
  • You/your Business must have a registered ABN
  • You/your business must have an Australian bank account
  • You/your business must have a user account (free) with Buy From The Bush (see Competition FAQs for how to get one of these)
  • You must be submitting a business idea regarding a product or service that is suitable for sale on the BFTB Marketplace

*When we say rural or regional Australian location we mean - Entrants must be located (that is, have their principal place of business) in rural or regional Australia. Rural or regional Australia is considered a location, area, or non-capital regional city where that location’s key industry is primary production or mining, or an arid or desert location. Entrants located in state or territory capital cities and their surrounding metropolitan areas; or located in coastal locations where the key industry is tourism rather than primary production, are not eligible to participate. Entrants agree that the Promoter may determine what constitutes “rural or regional Australia” at the Promoter’s discretion. For further clarification, or to ask if your location is a rural or regional Australia location, please contact us.

The following are not eligible:

  • Anyone connected in a professional capacity with the Competition and that person’s immediate family members
  • Employees and contractors of the Promoter, PayPal Australia and Edelman Australia or their affiliates (affiliates excludes businesses selling on the Buy From The Bush Marketplace).

Here are the Terms and Conditions of entry for the BFTB Big Break competition.

Terms and Conditions Buy From The Bush Big Break Competition

These terms and conditions (Terms and Conditions) constitute your agreement with Widgeree Operating Trust trading as Buy From The Bush ABN 61685677546 (Promoter) in relation to the Buy From The Bush Big Break competition (Competition). The Competition is administered in conjunction with Edelman Australia and PayPal Australia. This Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. You understand that you are providing your information to the Promoter and not to Instagram. Buy from the Bush Big Break Competition is based on the skill level of each entrant and as such not required to carry a permit in any state of Australia.

1. COMPETITION PERIOD

The Competition will commence on 28 September and will conclude on 28 October 2021 (“Competition Period”)

  • The window for entry into the Competition commences at 09:00 AM AEST on Tuesday 28th September and will close on Monday 11th October 2021 at 12:00pm AEST

  • On 15th October 2021, a shortlist (the Peoples’ Choice shortlist) of approximately fifteen (15) Entrants, chosen by the Promoter Judging Panel, will be announced and public voting to determine the People’s Choice Award will open (refer “People’s Choice Award”) on that date via the Buy From The Bush (BFTB) Competition landing page. Public voting opens once the People’s Choice shortlist is announced on 15 October 2021 and closes on Sunday 24th October 2021 at 11:59pm AEST.

  • On Thursday 21st October 2021, the top five (5) Entrants selected from the Peoples’ Choice shortlist, as evaluated and decided by the Judging Panel (refer to Judging Panel section below), will be notified privately via email that they have been selected for the Top 5 finalist’s shortlist and will be invited to present to the Judging Panel via a Virtual Pitch to be held on Monday 25th October 2021.

  • Two winners will be selected by the Judging Panel from the Top 5 finalist’s shortlist – the First Prize winner and Second Prize (Highly Commended) winner. One additional winner will be selected by public voting from the People’s Choice shortlist of approximately 15 entries, as the People’s Choice Award winner.

  • All three winners (First Prize, Second Prize and the People’s Choice Award) will be notified privately on Tuesday 26th October 2021 by email. On Thursday 28th October 2021, upon acceptance by reply email, the winners will be announced publicly. Each winning entry is entitled to one prize only (see Prize details below).

2. ELIGIBILITY

a. Rural or regional Australian location: Entrants must be located (that is, have their principal place of business) in rural or regional Australia. Rural or regional Australia is considered a location, area, or non-capital regional city where that location’s key industry is primary production or mining, or an arid or desert location. Entrants located in state or territory capital cities and their surrounding metropolitan areas; or located in coastal locations where the key industry is tourism rather than primary production, are not eligible to participate. Entrants agree that the Promoter may determine what constitutes “rural or regional Australia” at the Promoter’s discretion. For further clarification, or to ask if your location is a rural or regional Australia location, please contact help@buyfromthebush.com.au.

b. Entrants: Individuals submitting an entry must be 18 years or older at the time of entry and if submitting for a business, they must be authorised to enter the Competition on behalf of the business they represent.

c. Individuals who are not eligible include:

  • anyone connected in a professional capacity with the Competition and that person’s immediate family members
  • employees and contractors of the Promoter, PayPal Australia and Edelman Australia or their affiliates (affiliates excludes businesses selling on the Buy From The Bush Marketplace).

d. The Individual or Business entrant must additionally:

  • have a registered ABN
  • have an Australian bank account and have a user account (free) with Buy From The Bush
  • be submitting a business idea regarding a product or service that is suitable for sale on the Buy From The Bush marketplace.

3. JUDGING CRITERIA

  • There will be three (3) winners awarded the Competition prizes.
  • Two winners, the First Prize and Second Prize (Highly Commended) winners will be selected by the Judging Panel based on the judging criteria for both the video entries and Instagram reels and the judging criteria for the Virtual Pitch.
  • The third winner will be the People’s Choice Award winner. This will be selected via public voting on the Buy From The Bush website. The public will vote on entries included in the People’s Choice shortlist of approximately 15 Entrants. The People’s Choice shortlist will be decided by the Promoter based review of all eligible entries against the Judging criteria for video entries and Instagram reels.
  • Entrants will be assessed on their submission and how well it addresses the judging criteria below.

Judging criteria for 2-3 min video entries and Instagram reels (or 15 second videos on Facebook)

  • How well the 2-3 minute pitch video and 15 second reel or 15 second Facebook video communicates the business idea
  • To what extent the product/service/business/idea is unique and innovative
  • The commercial appeal and market potential of the product/service/business/idea
  • To what extent the business idea will have a positive impact on the local community of the entrant and/or rural Australia more broadly and how clearly this is communicated in the pitch.
  • The extent to which the 2-3 minute pitch video and 15 second Instagram reel or 15 second Facebook video are entertaining and engaging.

Virtual Pitch judging criteria – for notified Top 5 finalist shortlist only

  • Business capabilities of Entrant including skillsets of the entrepreneur (and/or their team)
  • Communication and presentation of the Virtual Pitch.
  • One page business plan (i.e. lean canvas), to be submitted via the BFTB landing page and which will be evaluated on how well-thought out it is.

4. HOW TO ENTER AND JUDGING PROCESS

Step 1 – Entries open on Tuesday 28th September and will close on Monday 11th October 2021 at 12:00pm AEST

  • Entry form and 2-3 minute pitch video. Visit the Competition landing page https://www.buyfromthebush.com.au/promo/bftb-big-break to enter the Buy From the Bush Big Break Competition. Complete the online entry form, upload a high resolution profile image, as well as a pitch video (with a duration of 2-3 minutes) outlining your business idea.

  • 15 second Instagram reel or 15 second Facebook video. Entrants will also need to post a 15 second Instagram Reel promoting their business/product idea in a fun and engaging way across your personal or business Instagram channel. The Instagram Reel must include the following handles and tags in the caption: @buyfromthebush @paypalau #buyfromthebush, #BFTBbigbreak #BFTBxPayPal. A link to the Instagram reel must be included in the entry form on the Competition landing page. If Entrants are posting to their personal Instagram account, the account must be public for the purpose of this Competition.
    If Entrants do not have access to Instagram, a 15 second video posted to Facebook is acceptable. The 15 second video uploaded to Facebook should include the hashtags mentioned above and a link to the Facebook 15 second video must be included in the entry form on the Competition landing page in place of the link to an Instagram reel. If Entrants are posting to their personal Facebook account, the account must be public for the purpose of this Competition.

Step 2 – Peoples’ Choice shortlist and voting

  • Approximately fifteen (15) entrants will be selected for inclusion in the People’s Choice shortlist based on the judging criteria for the 2-3 minute pitch videos and 15 second Instagram reels or 15 second Facebook videos (section 3) and selected entrants will be notified by email on the 15th October 2021.

  • Peoples’ Choice shortlisted entrants will have their 2-3 minute pitch videos made available for public viewing and voting on buyfromthebush.com.au. Public voting will commence on 15th October 2021 via an online form on buyfromthebush.com.au and conclude on 24th October 2021 at 11:59pm AEST. The People’s Choice shortlisted finalist with the most votes on buyfromthebush.com.au, that is neither the winner of the First Prize or Second (Highly Commended) Prize as evaluated by the Judging Panel, will be deemed the “People’s Choice Award Winner”.

  • The People’s Choice Award Winner will be notified on Tuesday 26th October by email and, upon acceptance by reply email within 24 hours, be announced on Thursday 28th October.

Step 3 – Top 5 Finalist Shortlist: Virtual Pitch and One-Page Business Plan.

  • To determine the Top 5 Finalists, the Judging Panel will review the People’s Choice shortlist of approximately 15 entrants and evaluate based on the judging criteria for pitch videos and 15 second Instagram reels or 15 second Facebook videos (section 3).

  • Entrants selected by the Judging Panel for the Top 5 finalist shortlist will be sent an invitation by email on Thursday 21st October to present their business idea at a live Virtual Pitch which will be conducted via video meeting on Monday 25 October. Notified Top 5 finalists will have 24 hours to confirm their participation in the Virtual Pitch by reply email.

  • The Top 5 shortlisted finalists will also need to submit a one-page Business Plan or ‘lean canvas business plan’ via a simple form on the Competition landing page by Sunday 24th October at 11:59pm AEST

  • Virtual Pitches will take place on Monday 25th October 2021 via live video meeting and will be open only to those entrants that have been chosen and notified as the Top 5 finalist shortlist and have confirmed their participation in the Virtual Pitch and business plan submission.

5. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

Each Entrant represents and warrants that:

a. its products, including branding and packaging, comply with all applicable laws (including all eighteen years and above marking and labelling requirements); and do not contain any sexually explicit, defamatory or obscene materials; and do not violate any third party’s copyright, trademark, design, database or other rights;

b. it will at all times act with due regard to public morals and conventions and must not behave in a manner that offends a substantial portion of the community or reflects unfavourably on the Promoter or its products and services;

c. it has full authority to grant the Promoter the rights referred to in these Terms & Conditions; and

d. it will indemnify the Promoter, Edelman and PayPal Australia against all loss, damage and liabilities arising from a breach of any of the warranties in these Terms & Conditions.

e. each entry is original and authentic in nature, does not infringe on any existing copyright, trademark, third party intellectual property rights, and or other existing branding.

Failure to adhere to the originality clause (e) will result in instant disqualification from Competition.

6. PRIZES.

First Prize Winner, Second Prize ‘Highly Commended’ Winner and People’s Choice Award Winner will be notified 26th October 2021 privately by email and will have 24 hours to accept by reply email. Public announcement will be made 28th October 2021 on Buy From The Bush Competition landing page https://www.buyfromthebush.com.au/promo/bftb-big-break, the BFTB associated Instagram social channel, the PayPal Australia Newsroom.

There are a total of three cash prizes to be awarded as part of the Competition, with the prize pool totalling to $60,000 AUD. This is broken down into the First Prize Winner ($30,000 AUD), Second Prize ‘Highly Commended’ Winner ($15,000 AUD) and People’s Choice Award Winner ($15,000 AUD).

The First Prize and Second Prize Winners will be determined by the Judging Panel and will respectively receive the First and Second Prizes as defined below. Each winning entry is only entitled to one prize.

The winner of either First or Second Prize is not entitled to also receive the prize for “People’s Choice Award”. If the winner of either the Judging Panel-selected First or Second Prize also receives the most public votes in the People’s Choice voting process, the People’s Choice Award will be granted to that entry that has the next highest number of public votes and which is neither the First or Second (Highly Commended) prize winner.

Prizes are defined as:

First Prize

  • $AUD 30,000, transferred via bank transfer; plus
  • Free access to the Buy From The Bush marketplace for 1 Year valid between 1st November 2021 and 1 November 2022 (i.e. the annual subscription fee related to the Buy From The Bush marketplace will not apply to “Winners” – note other fees are payable when selling on the Buy From The Bush marketplace);
  • Membership of the BFTB Bush Business Club on Facebook
  • PR Package from the Regional PR Co
  • Subscription to online course and mentoring – Start Lab (Value $899 + GST) and 6x 1 hour consults ($660 + GST)
  • Social media branding or social media workshop conducted virtually or in-person in Sydney with Edelman.

Second Prize (Highly Commended):

  • $AUD 15,000, transferred via bank transfer; plus
  • Free access to the Buy From The Bush marketplace for 1 Year valid between 1st November 2021 and 1 November 2022 (i.e. the annual subscription fee related to the Buy From The Bush marketplace will not apply to “Winners” – note other fees are payable when selling on the Buy From The Bush marketplace);
  • Membership of the BFTB Bush Business Club on Facebook

People’s Choice Award:

  • $AUD 15,000, transferred via bank transfer; plus
  • Free access to the Buy From The Bush marketplace for 1 Year valid between 1st November 2021 and 1 November 2022 (i.e. the annual subscription fee related to the Buy From The Bush marketplace will not apply to “Winners” – note other fees are payable when selling on the Buy From The Bush marketplace)
  • Membership of the BFTB Bush Business Club on Facebook

Condition on Prize Winnings

All entries, and materials submitted to Buy From The Bush in connection with the Competition (collectively, “Entry Materials”), along with all associated copyright and other proprietary rights, except as reserved by relevant third parties, become the property of Buy From The Bush upon submission, and any Entry Materials will not be returned to any entrant.

All Prizes are non-transferable. The decision of the Judging Panel (Section 7) is final and binding. If any Prize or any element of a Prize becomes unavailable or is otherwise unable to be provided, the Promoter may substitute a Prize or element of a Prize of equal or greater value, subject to any written directions from the relevant authorities. Winners will not be entitled to any additional compensation in the event that the Prize or element of a Prize has been substituted at equal or greater value.

Cash Prizes to be distributed within 30 working days after First Prize Winner, Second Prize Winner and People’s Choice Award Winner accept their prize.

First Prize and Second Prize Winners will be notified on or by Tuesday 26th October 2021, via email. Winners must accept the Prize by reply email and acknowledge the prize winning within twenty-four hours as of the time of the email notification (Wednesday 27th October 11:59pm AEST) otherwise the Prize will be considered unclaimed. If the Prize remains unclaimed, despite the Promoter making all reasonable efforts to notify the Winner, the next entry that best meets the judging criteria, as determined by the Judging Panel, will be deemed a replacement Winner and such a replacement Winner must accept the Prize by email within twenty-four hours of the date of the relevant email notification. If a Prize remains unclaimed in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, this replacement procedure will be repeated, and the Prize will be offered to the next entry that best meets the judging criteria as determined under these Terms and Conditions.

By accepting a Prize, Entrants consent to the use of their name, state of residence, likeness or Prize information for promotional and other reasonable purposes without further payment, except where prohibited by law. Winners may be required to participate in Buy From The Bush's reasonable marketing and promotional activities.

This process is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Non winners will not be notified.

If you are a winner and you submit any material, including but not limited to photographs, videos or testimonials, to Buy From The Bush for use or publication in connection with Buy From The Bush’s reasonable marketing and promotional activities, including but not limited to Buy From The Bush’s official social media activities, you waive any right you may have to inspect or approve the activities and you release and discharge Buy From The Bush, Edelman Australia and PayPal Australia from any claims or liability relating to Buy From The Bush’s reasonable use of your material.

Winners are responsible for all taxes, expenses, insurance premiums, and any ancillary cost that may be payable as a consequence of receiving a Prize or an Awarded Product.

7. JUDGING PANEL

The Judging Panel of the Competition is composed of:

  • Grace Brennan, Founder, Buy From The Bush
  • Jane Cay, founder of birdsnest (Australian-made fashion)
  • Liandra Gaykamangu, founder of Liandra Swim (fusing Aboriginal Australian Culture with premium designer swimwear) and
  • Marco Steinhauer, Finance Director at PayPal Australia.

If one of the Judging Panel members is unable to fulfil their role as a judge in the Competition, the Promoter may appoint another judge at the Promoter’s discretion.

8. PROMOTER’S LIABILITY

The Promoter is only liable for damages suffered as a result of wilful misconduct or gross negligence by the Promoter. In case of minor negligence, the Promoter is only liable for

a. injury to life, body, or health; or b. foreseeable typically occurring damages resulting from the breach of a fundamental contractual obligation. The Promoter will not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages.

9. MISCELLANEA

a. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any entrants who provides false information, fails to provide information, conspires with others to gain an unfair advantage or is otherwise involved in any conduct that involves manipulating, interfering or tampering with the Competition or otherwise preventing the conduct of the Competition Throughout as intended by the Promoter.

b. Any personal property rights in entries are owned by the Promoter. Details from entries will be collected and used for the purpose of conducting the Competition (which may include disclosure to third parties, including but not limited to agents, contractors, service providers for the purpose of processing and conducting the Competition) and for promotional purposes surrounding the Competition. By entering the Competition entrants consent to the use of their information by the Promoter for the purpose of processing and conducting the Competition may use this information or disclose it to the Judging Panel for the purposes of identifying the Winners and on Buy From The Bush’s social media channels for promotional, marketing and publicity purposes without any further reference or payment to the entrant. The Promoter will keep this information for a reasonable period of time after the end date of the Competition. If the Promoter does not collect your information, you may not be able to participate in the Competition. This notice should be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy that contains information about how we handle your personal information (including personal information collected via our website) and sets your rights in relation to your personal information (including how to withdraw your consent at any time). You can also contact us by sending an email to help@buyfromthebush.com.au if you have any questions about your personal information.

c. If you have any questions in relation to the Competition, please contact the BFTB Team.
Email address: help@buyfromthebush.com.au


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