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ICRAR National Science Week WA Monologue Competition – Terms & Conditions of Entry


1. The promoter of the ICRAR National Science Week WA Monologue Competition (“Competition“) is the University of Western Australia (ABN 37 882 817 280) of 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009 (“UWA“).

2. Details on eligibility, how to enter and the prizes for the Competition are set out in these terms and conditions of entry (“Terms and Conditions“). By entering into this Competition, entrants are deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions.

3. To the extent of any inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and any other reference to this Competition, these Terms and Conditions prevail.

Who can enter

4. Subject to clause 5., any person worldwide of any age, who has fulfilled the requirements set out in these Terms and Conditions is eligible to enter the Competition.

5. Employees of UWA or its associated agencies and companies, and their immediate family members are eligible to enter this Competition.

6. UWA or its contractor or agent may, in their absolute discretion, disqualify an entrant for any reason including breaching these terms and conditions, or acceptable or reasonable standards of safety, conduct and respect.

How to enter

7. Eligible persons may enter the Competition with three actions and the following conditions:


a. Sending an Expression of Interest via the form on the competition webpage to confirm the ICRAR research to be included in the monologue, and the language or style in which the monologue will be submitted. If the entrant has a performance style in mind for their monologue that is not listed in the competition announcement, please contact the Competition Organisers via the form to see if the style can be accommodated by the expertise of the Expert Judging Panel;

b. Let the Competition Organisers know in a timely manner, via the Expression of Interest form on the competition webpage, that the entrant will need further clarification of the research they are including in the monologue. Contact with an ICRAR researcher is available until July 24th, 2020;

c. Submitting a completed monologue for performance of 5 minutes, no more than 7 minutes, or between 600 and 900 words to the Competition Email, provided in answer to the Expression of Interest, by 11:59pm AWST on July 31st, 2020;


a. The entrants’ name, address, age, phone number, and e-mail address should be entered in the cover email, separate from the monologue. Be sure the entrants’ name is not anywhere in the monologue itself (for example, in the header, footer, or the name of the document file);

b. Entrants must be resident in Western Australia as of July 31st 2020;

c. All communications between entrants and the Competition Organisers will be in English, including announcements, EOI, correspondence emails and calls, interviews with ICRAR researchers and script assessments from the Expert Judging Panel;

8. UWA and the Expert Judging Panel have the discretion to deem incomprehensible, illegible, non-compliant and incomplete entries invalid.

Number of entries permitted

9. Entrants may submit two monologues to the competition. Duplicate entries will be counted as one entry.

Prizes on offer

10.   The total value of the prize is $1250AUD;

11.   The prizes are cheques presented on or before August 16th, 2020;

$150 for winner, $50 for runner up for five categories below:

Best monologue based on ICRAR research
Best monologue based on ICRAR researcher
Most innovative monologue format
Best Emerging Writer (under 30 years old at July 31st, 2020)
Most commended by the Judging Panel

$150 for winner, $100 for runner up for one category:

Science topic of the writer’s choice, including COVID-19

12.   The prize is subject to the following rules:

a. the prize-winning entries shall be selected by UWA and the Expert Judging Panel advised by ICRAR researchers, at its absolute discretion (subject to clause 15);

b. Claire Bowen Management can administer further performances and the option of first right of refusal with entrants regarding repeat performances of the winning monologues at subsequent UWA and ICRAR events including, but not limited to, Perth Writers Festival and Astrofest;

c. the prize must be taken as stated at clause 11 and is non-transferable, non-exchangeable and not redeemable for cash;

d. if the specified prize becomes unavailable for any reason, UWA may, but is under no obligation to, substitute a prize of like or equal value;

e. any tax payable as a result of the prize being awarded or received will be the prize winner’s responsibility;

f. UWA takes no responsibility for the loss of the prize or the inability of the prize winner to use the prize due to incorrect or imprecise delivery details provided by the prize winner, or otherwise; and

g. UWA makes no representations or warranties as to the quality, suitability, merchantability of the Prize.

13.   The winner acknowledges and agrees that no other payment, cost, fee or prize is payable to the winner by UWA other than as expressly stated in clauses 11 and 12 above.

Open, close and draw and publish dates

14.   The competition commences on June 26th, 2020 at 12:01am AWST and closes on July 31st, 2020 at 11:59pm AWST (“Promotional Period“). Entries must be received by UWA during the Promotional Period to be valid.  Entries received after this time will not be included in the Competition and UWA accepts no responsibility for late, lost, misdirected, incorrect or invalid entries.

15.   The prize winner will be determined by UWA through a judging process at its absolute discretion. Monologues will be judged for the accuracy of the research included as well as performance potential:

Judging Criteria

a. Each monologue will be fact-checked by an ICRAR researcher for an accurate representation of the chosen ICRAR research. Should small changes need to be made, Competition Organisers will contact the entrant with necessary edits;

b. Each monologue will be assessed by a Script Assessor and actor/director suited to the language and style of the monologue;

c. Languages that can be assessed by the Expert Judging Panel include, but are not restricted to Arabic, English, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, Swedish, Portuguese;

d. Styles of monologues that can be assessed by the Expert Judging Panel include, but are not restricted to Auslan, Music, Puppetry, Poetry and Song;

16.   The prize selection will take place on August 10th at 6pm AWST.

17.   The winners will be notified by phone or email within five business days of the prize selection.

18.   The prize must be claimed by the winner within 30 days of notification of winning. Winners will be required to claim their prize by collecting it from UWA.  Details of where and how to collect the prize will be provided by UWA at the time it notifies the winner.  The prize will not be shipped or otherwise delivered to the winner.

19.   If the prize is not claimed within that 30 day period, UWA may conduct further draws at the same time of day and place as the original draw in order to distribute the unclaimed prize. The winner of any unclaimed prize draw will be notified by phone or email within five business days of the draw and must claim the prize within 30 days of notification of winning in accordance with clause 18.  If not claimed, UWA may conduct further draws following expiry of that 30 day period, in accordance with this clause 19.

Publicity of Competition

20.   It is a condition of entry in the Competition that UWA has the right to publish the name, image, voice, photograph or video of entrants (“Materials“) for any matter incidental to the Competition or the promotion or marketing of UWA.

21.   UWA may use such Materials in any medium including without limiting on its website or other electronic means, in any reasonable manner it sees fit.

Privacy and miscellaneous

22.   UWA will collect, use and manage personal information provided in each entry in accordance with its privacy policy accessible online at: http://www.governance.uwa.edu.au/procedures/policies/policies-and-procedures

23.   All entries remain the property of the entrant at all times.

24.   By submitting an entry, the entrant acknowledges and agrees that it is giving UWA permission to use the materials outlined in clause 20 for marketing, publicity or promotional purposes.

25.   Except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law, UWA (including its officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity) whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of the Competition, including, but not limited to,  liabilities arising from or in connection with:

a. any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under UWA’s control);

b. any theft, unauthorized access or third party interference;

c.  any entry or prize claim that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by UWA) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of UWA;

d. any variation in prize value to that stated in these Terms and Conditions;

e. any tax liability incurred by a winner or entrant;

f.   redemption of the prize; and

g. participation in the Competition


26.   UWA reserves the right to suspend, cancel or otherwise close the competition earlier than is stated in these terms and conditions for safety, security, technical failures, weather conditions or any other causes which affect the proper administration, fairness or security of the Competition.

For more information

27.   For more information please read the competition webpage and contact the Competition Organisers via the Expression of Interest form on the competition webpage

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