Terms and Conditions
To be eligible to enter any Country Girl Australia event you must: – Hold a valid passport or be eligible to hold one – Be between the ages of 8 and 35 on the day of the event – Have parent/guardian’s permission to enter if under the age of 18, and must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at the event (EXCEPT FOR NATIONAL FINAL EVENTS). – Be a person of good character who wants to send a positive message to girls across Australia – Either live in or in the surrounding areas of the Country Girl preliminary location. We don’t recommend that you travel too far to reach the event as event times and schedules are subject to change and CGM will not cover any travel expenses – You can already be signed with an agency and enter the competition; however, you must obtain approval from your agency to do so. If you are crowned as our National winner / winners you may be signed to one of the Country Girl agencies.
The following terms have the following meanings: “Country Girl Australia” means Country Girl Australia Pty Ltd trading as Country Girl Australia a community based national search, confidence campaign and mother agency that travels across Australia and New Zealand, it’s officers, agents, staff and assigns. “Qualifying Event” means a search competition made up of heats and a final staged in venues across Australia, designed to identify a winner/winners from each such event, to then become eligible to compete in a national final event of Miss Country Girl Australia. “Contestant Venue” means the venue or venues designated by us for holding of the contest. “Entry Form” means either the online, paper based or social media submission of information provided by a contestant or potential contestant for the purpose of participating in a qualifying event. “Contestant Fee” means the fee payable by each contestant who enters a Qualifying Event for the “Catwalk” class/workshop, being offered by Country Girl Australia.
The following sets out the requirements for each contestant: Qualifying Event The Contestant is initially required to submit an application to be a contestant in a Qualifying Event using the application form available via the website, social media or another form. Acceptance of any application is at the sole discretion of Country Girl Australia and no application will be unreasonably refused. Event Procedures The Contestant agrees to comply with and otherwise follow the rules and procedures notified to her by Country Girl Australia, from time to time, relating to the Qualifying Event and if applicable, subsequent events forming part of Country Girl Australia. The contestant understands that Country Girl Australia does not cover any travel costs or other related costs to the contestant for their travel or preparation for the contest. It is because of this that we recommend that you only compete in a location close to your usual residence. The contestant understands that the preliminary event times/dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances. If there is not a town close to your living location and you would still like to enter you can enter our online competition [Please contact us for further details]. Upon acceptance of an application submitted by a contestant, the contestant acknowledges and agrees that the Contestant Fee will become due and payable prior to the Qualifying Event. The contestant acknowledges and agrees that the Contestant Fee is in relation to the Confidence and Catwalk Class Fee only and that further costs may be associated with any photography, grooming or other services. There will also be guests tickets available for friends and family to watch the preliminary event starting at $20 p/p. The contestant acknowledges and agrees that the contestant fee is non-refundable within 14 prior days of the event. National Final event/s The contestant understands that if she is to be announced as a winner in the Qualifying event she will be invited to attend a National Final Event in the Gold Coast. The contestant understands that CGM does not cover any travel costs or other related costs to the contestant for their travel or preparation for the contest. CGM will, however, book accommodation / organise food and workshops for the 3 day period for the contestant. There is a fee required for this from the contestant. For a cost breakdown of the National Final/s please email email@example.com Participation at a Qualifying Event and/or National Finals Event is subject to the contestants adherence with the Miss Country Girl Australia Code of Conduct, which will be sent out prior to the event.
In consideration of being a Contestant in Miss Country Girl Australia, and thereby being given the opportunity that Country Girl Australia offers: Photographs: The Contestant expressly grants to Country Girl Australia (for payment of no royalties or other consideration to the Contestant), the right to use for promotion of any Qualifying Event and/or any other event forming part of or associated with Country Girl Australia, those photographs, likenesses, videos or pictures of the Contestant (whether in the form of still or motion pictures and whether displayed in print or on the internet or otherwise) taken by or on behalf of Country Girl Australia in connection with the Contestant’s entry into a Qualifying Event and/or any other event forming part of or associated with Country Girl Australia. The Contestant hereby further expressly acknowledges and agrees that Country Girl Australia shall have the right as a result of the Contestant’s entry into Country Girl Australia, to earn revenue from the Contestant’s photographs, image, likeness and/or commentary taken or used in connection with Country Girl Australia. Commentary: The Contestant further expressly grants Country Girl Australia the right to make and/or publish commentary relating to the Contestant’s entry into the Qualifying Event and/or Country Girl Australia generally, provided that all commentary is truthful, relevant, in good taste and is made by way of background information on the Contestant in the context of her becoming a Contestant in Country Girl Australia. Liability Release: Except for any liability that cannot be exclude by law, CGM (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 event, including, but not limited to, where arising out of the following:
- any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under the control of CGM);
- any theft, unauthorised access or third party interference;
- any entry that is late, lost, altered or damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by CGM) due to any reason that is beyond the reasonable control of CGM;
- Any participation in any event or activity whether arranged by CGM or otherwise.
In the case of the intervention of any outside act, agent or event which prevents or significantly hinders the ability of CGM to proceed with the national finals on any dates or in any manner described in these terms and conditions, including but not limited to vandalism, power failures, tempests, natural disasters, acts of God, civil unrest, strike, war, act of terrorism, CGM may in its absolute discretion cancel the event and recommence it from the start or any point that CGM considers reasonable under the same circumstances. Confidentiality: The Contestant shall not directly or indirectly at any time hereafter disclose any confidential information owned by or relating to Country Girl Australia that becomes known to the Contestant by reason of or as a result of her participation in Country Girl Australia. The contestant must also not publish any negative, demeaning or defamatory comments or confidential information by any means including by way of social media.