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Win an Opening Ceremony experience

08 Jun 05 05:13
Volunteer Update promotionSorry, this competition is now closed.


  • Carolyn Parnis (VIC) is the winner of the Opening Ceremony Experience.
To celebrate the amazing contribution the 15,000 volunteers will make at Games time we gave away an Opening Ceremony experience to remember.

For a chance to win you had to tell us in 100 words or less about the most inspirational volunteering moment you have witnessed or been part of.

The prize consisted of two tickets to the Melbourne 2006 Opening Ceremony (Price Level B) on 15 March 2006, including two nights accommodation at Ibis Hotel with breakfast. A meal to the value of $300 is also included.

Total prize pool is approximately $1600.

Terms and Conditions “Win an Opening Ceremony Experience”

1. Information on how to enter and on prizes form part of these terms and conditions. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

2.Entry is open to residents of Victoria, except the paid employees of Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Corporation (“the Promoter”) and all Commonwealth Games bodies, and the immediate family of those persons are ineligible to enter.

3. To enter the prize draw, you must submit an email to detailing in 100 words or less the most inspirational volunteering moment you have witnessed. These entries will be judged on their originality, merit and illustration of the volunteering spirit.

4. The promotion commences at 9am EST on Saturday 30 April 2005 and closes at midnight on 20 May 2005.

5. There is one prize consisting of two tickets (Price Level B) to the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony at the MCG on 15 March 2006 plus two nights accommodation at an Accor Hotel on 14 and 15 March 2005 for two people sharing one room, including breakfasts and also a meal to the value of $300. The total prize pool is approximately $1600.

6. The winner will be announced on 1 June 2005 and contacted by phone and in writing within one week of this date and their details published on the Melbourne 2006 website on 8 June 2005. The winner may also be approached to fulfil some publicity in relation to their submission.

7. Prizes are not transferable and are not redeemable for cash. The judge’s decision is final and binding - no correspondence will be entered into. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any late, lost or misdirected entries.

8. Use of the tickets in the prize is subject to the terms and conditions applicable to those tickets.

9. In the event that any part of the prize becomes unavailable for reasons beyond the Promoter’s control, the Promoter may substitute a prize which in the Promoter’s sole opinion is of equal or greater value.

10. Subject to any applicable law which cannot be excluded, the Promoter, the State of Victoria and all Commonwealth Games bodies shall not be liable for any loss, damage or injury suffered or sustained (including but not limited to direct or consequential loss or loss arising from negligence) arising directly or indirectly out of or in connection with the promotion or the prize.

11. Details from all entries will be collected and used for the purposes of conducting this promotion (which may include disclosure to third parties for the purpose of processing and conducting the promotion) and for publicity purposes surrounding this promotion. The name and image (but not address) of the winners may be used by the Promoter for publicity purposes. The Promoter’s privacy policy is available by visiting

12. The Promoter is Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Corporation, ABN 22088659705, World Trade Centre, Siddeley Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000.

13. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of Victoria, Australia.
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