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RACQ's 2021 Pet Search

Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s Pet Search competition.

Whether they’re getting up to mischief, being cheeky, or just looking cute, we asked you to show off your furry friend for your chance to win!

After receiving 4,800 entries, we’re excited to share the top 10!

Check out this year’s Pet Search winners

1. Who can enter?
Entry to the 2021 RACQ Pet Search is open to Queensland residents aged 18 and over at the time of the competition entry period.

2. How old can my photo be?
Your entry must not be more than 6 months’ old at the time of entering.

3. Can I enter my two dogs/cats?
Yes, you can enter all your dogs and cats, but each dog or cat must be on a separate entry.

4. Can my pet win more than one prize?
No, only one pet per entrant is eligible to be one of our 10 winners.

5. I'm having trouble entering, what should I do?
Check your internet browser, we recommend using Chrome. If you are still having issues, please contact us at marketing@racq.com.au

6. Did you get my entry – I can’t see it?
Your entry will need to be approved before going live on the website. Please allow up to 24 hours for your pet image to reach the gallery. Please email marketing@racq.com.au if you are unable to see your entry after 24 hours.

7. How do I remove my pet from the competition?
If you want to withdraw your pet’s entry from the competition, please email marketing@racq.com.au with your name and your pet’s name.

8. Can I enter more than once?
Yes, you can enter as many times as you like but your pet can only be selected as a finalist once.

9. How will the winner be selected?
The 10 winners will be chosen by a panel of judges from RACQ.

10. When will the winner be selected?
The top 10 will be chosen during a two week judging period and announced on Wednesday, 14 April 2021.

11. Winners photo shoot – do I have to attend?
The 10 winners must be able to travel to the photoshoot at a Brisbane location should they wish to participate. It is not mandatory that the winner attends if they are unable to make it to the location on the days specified by RACQ Marketing. RACQ will provide a few date options and if a winner is unable to attend, they will forfeit their opportunity to participate in the shoot.

12. Are entrants allowed to promote their entry/participation?
In participating in this competition, the entrants agree that they will not sell or otherwise provide their story, video and/or photographs to any media or other organisation during and after the competition. If it is found any entrants break this clause, it will result in their immediate disqualification from the competition.

RACQ Pet Insurance ‘Pet Search 2021’ Competition

Terms and Conditions

  1. This competition is a promotion run by RACQ Operations Pty Limited ABN 80 009 663 (“Promoter”).
  2. Entries and information on prizes and how to enter form part of these terms and conditions (“Terms”). Entries not completed in accordance with these Terms are ineligible. Participation in this competition constitutes acceptance of these Terms.

Eligible Entrants

  1. The competition is open to residents of Queensland aged 18 years and over at the time the competition is drawn.
  2. Directors, officers, management, employees and other staff (and the immediate families of directors, officers, management, employees and other staff) of the Promoter, related entities and agents of the Promoter are ineligible to enter.
  3. The Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who the Promoter has reason to believe breached any of these conditions, or engaged in any unlawful or otherwise improper misconduct calculated to jeopardise the fair and proper conduct of the competition. The Promoter’s legal rights to recover damages or other compensation from such an offender are reserved.

Competition Details

  1. The competition commences at 9am, Wednesday 3 March 2021 and closes at 5pm, Wednesday 31 March 2021 (Promotion Period).
  2. Eligible entrants may enter this competition by submitting a photo entry of their dog or cat along with their name, email address, phone number, location, pet’s name, pet’s breed and checking a box if they are a current RACQ member in the entry form at racq.com/petsearch during the promotion period. Photos must have been taken by the entrant or a family member and the photo must not be more than 6 months old at the time of entry. The pet must also be alive at time of entry. No responsibility is accepted for late, lost, or misdirected entries.
  3. Only one entry per entrant is permitted and only one prize will be awarded to the winner.
  4. All entries become the property of the Promoter. No responsibility is accepted for late, lost or misdirected entries.

Prizes and Prize Winner

  1. The competition will drawn at 10am, Wednesday 14 April 2021 by members of the RACQ Marketing department.
  2. Times quoted are local times.
  3. There will be ten (10) winners in this competition who will be chosen by a representative of the Promoter from all eligible entries received. The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  4. The winners will each receive a $500 EFTPOS voucher (inclusive of GST). The total prize pool value is $5,000 (inclusive of GST). Prize components, including without limitation model and colour, may alter at the discretion of the Promoter. Any change in the value of the prize between the publishing date and the date that the prize is claimed is not the responsibility of the Promoter.
  5. All 10 winners will also have the opportunity for their pet to participate in a photo shoot, where the images will feature in RACQ Pet Insurance campaign activity. While the photo shoot is not compulsory and rather an opportunity as part of being in the top 10, winner’s do not have to accept this portion of the prize. The photoshoot will take place in Brisbane and winner’s must be willing to travel to this location, otherwise forfeit their place in the photo shoot. The images will be used in, but not limited to, social media activity, owned channel material, The Road Ahead, and website promotions.
  6. The winner will be notified by telephone using the telephone number provided by the winner when they entered the competition. The results will be published on racq.com/petsearch at 10am, Wednesday 14 April 2021. The prize will be posted to the winner to the address provided by the winner when they entered the competition.
  7. If a winner is unable to be contacted within two weeks of the draw, a redraw will occur. In the event that a redraw is required, it will be held at 9am Wednesday, 21 April 2021 by a member of the RACQ Marketing and the redraw winner will be notified by telephone using the telephone number provided by winner when they entered the competition.
  8. The prize is not transferable, exchangeable or redeemable for cash.
  9. The Promoter will use its best endeavours to provide the prize as listed. If the prize (or any element of the prize) is unavailable, the Promoter, in its absolute discretion, reserves the right to substitute the prize (or that part of the prize) with a prize of equivalent value and/or specification, subject to any written directions from a regulatory authority.
  10. If the winner of the prize is under the age of 18 years (where entry by persons under 18 is not permitted), the Promoter may, at its discretion, award the prize to the winner’s parent or guardian.
  11. The prize winner acknowledges that the prize, or any component of the prize, may be subject to the standard terms and conditions of the individual prize supplier(s) and may be subject to additional terms and conditions imposed by third parties. The winner must become acquainted with any such additional terms and conditions prior to accepting the prize. The Promoter does not accept any responsibility and is not liable for any additional conditions imposed on the taking of the prize by third parties, or for the breach of those conditions by any person. The acceptance of the prize creates a relationship between the prize winner and the individual prize supplier(s) and the Promoter is not responsible for, and accepts no liability in relation to, any loss, damage or claim that may be incurred by the prize winner as a result of the prize winner’s decision to accept the prize.

Marketing

  1. The information that entrants provide will be used by the Promoter for the purpose of conducting the competition, and to periodically keep entrants informed about the goods and services provided by the Promoter, related entities and its service providers. By entering this competition entrants consent to the use of their contact details for the purposes described in this clause. The Promoter may use or disclose entrants’ personal information to related entities or other appropriate third parties in accordance with its privacy policy available on its Internet site at racq.com.
  2. In participating in the prize activity, the winner agrees to participate and cooperate as required in all editorial activities relating to this promotion, including but not limited to being interviewed, video-recorded and photographed. The winner agrees to grant the Promoter and its related entities a perpetual, non-exclusive licence to use such audio, footage and/or photographs in all media worldwide and the winner will not be entitled to any fee for such use. The winner agrees that they will not sell or otherwise provide their story, video and/or photographs to any media or other organisation.
  3. Entrants consent to the Promoter and its related entities using their name, likeness, image and/or voice in the event they are a prize winner (including photograph, film and/or recording of the same) in any media for an unlimited period without remuneration for the purpose of promoting the promotion (including any outcome), and promoting products manufactured, distributed and/or supplied by the Promoter or its related entities.

General

  1. All entrants consent to the use of their materials submitted and details by the Promoter. All materials submitted by an entrant (including photographs and videos) become the property of the Promoter. The Promoter may use the materials submitted for any purpose without attribution, and entrants will not be entitled to any fee for such use.
  2. If for any reason this competition is not capable of being conducted by the Promoter as intended, whether because of computer virus, mobile phone failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter which in the Promoter’s opinion affects the administration of the competition, security, fairness or integrity, the Promoter may in its sole discretion, cancel, modify or suspend the competition, subject to the approval of the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation in Queensland as may be required.
  3. Without limiting any other paragraph, the Promoter may at its discretion amend any aspect of this competition or these terms, subject to applicable laws and subject to the approval of the relevant regulatory authorities.
  4. The Promoter, its related entities, and the directors, officers, management, employees and other staff of the Promoter and its related entities (Promoter’s Agents) will not be liable for any loss or damage or for any personal injury sustained as a result of taking the prize(s) or entering into this competition. The Promoter and the Promoter’s Agents make no representations or warranties as to the quality, suitability or merchantability or any goods or services offered as prizes. To the extent permitted by law, the Promoter and the Promoter’s Agents are not liable for any loss suffered to person or property by reason of any act or omission, deliberate or negligent, by the Promoter or the Promoter’s Agents, in connection with the arrangement for the supply, or the supply, of goods and services by any person to the prize winner and, where applicable, to any persons accompanying the prize winners.
  5. If, notwithstanding the above, the Promoter or the Promoter’s Agents are found to be liable to any person in connection with this competition the Promoter’s and the Promoter’s Agents’ maximum aggregate liability is limited to $1.00.
  6. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Promoter and the Promoter’s Agents will not be liable to any person for indirect or consequential loss or damage suffered by any person in connection with the entering the competition, or as a result of taking the prize. This applies to all claims, whether such claims are made in tort (including without limitation negligence), in equity, under statute or any other basis.
  7. The laws of Queensland govern the Promoter’s competitions.

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*Winners must be able to travel to the photoshoot at a Brisbane location to participate. Winners do not have to participate if they choose not to take up the opportunity.

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