The following information forms part of the terms and conditions of entry to the APRA 2013 Professional Development Awards (Professional Development Awards). By entering the Professional Development Awards, Entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
The organiser of the Professional Development Awards is Australasian Performing Right Association Ltd (ABN 42 000 016 099) of 16 Mountain Street, Ultimo, NSW, 2007, AUSTRALIA (Organiser).
Entries open at 4.00pm Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDST) on Tuesday 13th November 2012 and all entries must be received online no later than 11.59pm AEDST on Friday 11th January 2013 (Awards Period). Late entries will not be accepted.
Entry into the Professional Development Awards is limited to songwriters who:
Employees of the Organiser (and members of their immediate families) are ineligible to enter.
Entries may only be lodged by individual songwriters (co-writers should nominate separately). Entrants must gain consent from any co-writer (and, if the work is the subject of a publishing agreement, the consent of the publisher) prior to entry. Entry is limited to once per APRA member.
Entrants may enter the Professional Development Awards in any one of the following Award Categories:
Eligible Entrants may only enter in respect of one Award Category (except Entrants for the UTAS Stephen Schwartz Songwriting Award who may enter in the UTAS Stephen Schwartz Songwriting Award and one other Award Category, provided separate entries for each category are lodged).
To enter, Eligible Entrants must visit the Professional Development Awards website at www.apra.com.au/onlineapplication/Start.action before the end of the Awards Period and follow the prompts to:
It is the Entrant's responsibility to ensure that the recording submitted in respect of each Submitted Recording is complete and playable. The Organiser is not responsible for incorrect, inaccurate, late, damaged, or misappropriated entries. All Entry Materials submitted will not be returned to Entrants. Copies of Entry Materials may be retained and used by the Organiser strictly for promotional purposes in accordance with these terms and conditions. Any false information provided as part of an Entrant's Entry Materials will result in the automatic disqualification of that Entrant.
All Entrants (or their publisher if applicable) will retain all copyrights and all other rights controlled by them in all songs entered in the Professional Development Awards. For the avoidance of doubt, no copyrights in any song entered will be assigned to the Organiser by virtue of an Entrant entering the Professional Development Awards.
All judges are subject to APRA's Conflict of Interest Policy which can be viewed online here: www.apra-amcos.com.au/about/Judgesconflictofinterestpolicy.aspx
All entries will initially be judged by the Organiser in conjunction with its partner organisations. Entrants will choose a partner organisation at the time of entry. Entrants' nominations of partner organisations may be changed at the Organiser's discretion. At the end of the Awards Period, a short-list of Eligible Entrants will be compiled by the Organiser (Short-listed Entrants). No final decisions as to Short-listed Entrants or Winners will be made by the judges prior to the end of the Awards Period.
Short-listed Entrants for each Award Category will then be referred to separate judging panels for each Award Category, with each judging panel made up of composers, songwriters, publishers, broadcasters, producers and educators. Entries will be judged equally on melody, composition, originality, and lyrics (when applicable) (Judging Criteria).
Production value and quality of performance will not be considered. The judging panels will not be in a position to provide Entrants with feedback or a critique in relation to entered songs. Each judging panel's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
This is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner. All valid entries received during the Awards Period will be judged by the Organiser on their merits in accordance with the Judging Criteria.
The Organiser will notify all Short-listed Entrants by email, post or telephone by 1 April 2013 using the contact details provided on the online Entry Form, that they have been short-listed for an Award. The Winner of each Award Category (including the 3 winners of the Popular Contemporary Award) will be announced at a function in Sydney on 23 April 2013. The Organiser will not be held liable for any unforeseen delays in the judging process.
Each Winner (except for the UTAS Stephen Schwartz Songwriting Award winner) will receive:
Total prize value over $346,000.
Each Winner's entitlement to all prizes described above is subject to the following:
Entrants warrant and represent that:
Entrants agree that, as a condition of their entry for a Professional Development Award, they:
The Organiser will not sell copies of any Submitted Recordings or otherwise distribute copies of Submitted Recordings other than for Organiser's promotional purposes. Entrants acknowledge that they will receive no royalty payments or payments of any kind from the Organiser, including for the performance of their Submitted Recordings in connection with the Professional Development Awards, other than those that they may be eligible to receive through APRA' s usual distribution system.
The Professional Development Awards and these terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New South Wales and all Entrants irrevocably and unconditionally consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of New South Wales.
By entering the 2013 Professional Development Awards you agree to the terms and conditions as listed above.
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