Terms and Conditions

We can’t wait to share your big day, but we do have a few standard guidelines we need all Easy Weddings Wedding of the Year submissions to adhere to.

Real Weddings Promotion Terms

By submitting your wedding photos and story to Easy Weddings’ Real Weddings blog, you agree that:

  • You are the copyright holder or have permission from the rightful copyright holder/s to do so.
  • Easy Weddings may use the images in promoting the Real Weddings section on the Easy Weddings website or any of our affiliated websites, as well as in advertising, be it in print, online or TV.
  • Easy Weddings may use the images to promote your story and/or Real Weddings via our social media accounts which include, but are not limited to: Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.
  • You may be nominated for Easy Weddings’ Wedding of the Year competition, which is governed by these Promotion Terms as well as the Wedding of the Year Terms and Conditions (below).

Wedding of the Year Terms and Conditions 2017

  1. How to enter: Information on how to enter forms part of the terms of entry into the Easy Weddings Wedding of the Year competition. Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and other references to this competition, these Terms and Conditions prevail. This is a game of skill. Chance plays no part in determining the winners in this competition.
  2. Who can enter: Entry is free and open to Australian residents aged 18 and over. Employees and their immediate families of the Promoter, their agencies and companies associated with this competition are not eligible to enter.
  3. Promoter: The Promoter is Easy Weddings Pty Ltd, 18 Miles St, Mulgrave. Victoria, 3170. (ABN: 41 122 297 858)
  4. Promotion period: The promotion period begins at midday EDST on March 06, 2017 and closes at midday EDST on February 14, 2018.
  5. Prize pool: As at March 06, 2017, the total prize pool is valued at $15,550 incl GST.
  6. The Easy Weddings Wedding of the Year competition consists of two parts:
    Part one:

    • Eligible participants are required to submit their wedding story and photos at: http://www.easyweddings.com.au/real-weddings/submit-your-wedding, or by email to rebecca@easyweddings.com.au.
    • Each month, of all the entries judged worthy for publication as an Easy Weddings Real Wedding, 12 will be chosen by the judge/s as nominees for the competition.
    • The nominees will be entered into a monthly vote and the nominee with the highest number of votes at the close of voting (as listed in Table 1 below), will be deemed Wedding of the Month.
    • Voting is open to the public and can be accessed at http://www.easyweddings.com.au/real-weddings/wedding-of-the-year-competition.
    • All winners will be notified via email and announced at http://www.easyweddings.com.au/real-weddings/ and on Easy Weddings’ Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/EasyWeddings).
    • Should two or more monthly nominees receive the same number of votes, the winner will be determined by the judge/s based on the 50-word statement they have submitted asking why they believe their wedding should be chosen as the Easy Weddings Wedding of the Year.
    • In the case of weddings published between January 01, 2017 and February 28, 2017, voting for these monthly winners will occur concurrently as per Table 1.

Part two:

    • The 12 Wedding of the Month winners will automatically be entered into the overall Easy Weddings Wedding of the Year competition and a final round of voting will take place.
    • The nominee with the highest number of votes at the close of voting (as listed in Table 1), will be deemed the Easy Weddings 2017 Wedding of the Year.
    • Voting is open to the public and can be accessed at http://www.easyweddings.com.au/real-weddings/wedding-of-the-year-competition.
    • The winner will be notified via telephone and email and announced at http://www.easyweddings.com.au/real-weddings and on Easy Weddings’ Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/EasyWeddings).
    • Should two or more nominees for the Easy Weddings Wedding of the Year receive the same number of votes, the winner will be determined by the judge/s based on the 50-word statement they have submitted asking why they believe their wedding should be chosen as the Easy Weddings Wedding of the Year.

Table 1

Month Voting open midday Voting closed midday Winner announced
January 06/03/2017 31/03/2017 31/03/2017
February 06/03/2017 31/03/2017 31/03/2017
March 01/04/2017 28/04/2017 28/04/2017
April 01/05/2017 30/05/2017 30/05/2017
May 01/06/2017 30/06/2017 30/06/2017
June 03/07/2017 31/07/2017 31/07/2017
July 01/08/2017 31/08/2017 31/08/2017
August 01/09/2017 29/09/2017 29/09/2017
September 02/10/2017 30/10/2017 30/10/2017
October 01/11/2017 30/11/2017 30/11/2017
November 01/12/2017 29/12/2017 29/12/2017
December 02/01/2018 29/01/2018 29/01/2018
Wedding of the Year 01/02/2018 14/02/2018 14/02/2018

 

  1. Only one entry per couple may be submitted.
  2. Votes generated using any form of automation or computer programmer will not be accepted. Votes lodged by a third-party under any commercial agreement with nominees, photographers or other wedding suppliers connected with the entry will be deemed invalid.
  3. The Promoter may, at its sole discretion, disqualify any entrant who has breached Clause 8, including both entrants and wedding suppliers who may have used third-parties or automation to secure votes.
  4. The Promoter reserves the right to request a winner’s proof of identity, proof of age and proof of residency at the address provided.
  5. Grand prize: One of the final 12 nominees will be deemed the Easy Weddings 2017 Wedding of the Year winner. They will receive:
    • Two business-class return airfares from Australia to Koh Samui, Thailand, valued at $AU 5,000.
    • Five nights’ accommodation at Melati Beach Resort & Spa in a Pool Villa Suite including transfers and complimentary daily breakfast for two, valued at $AU 5,000.
    • Total grand prize value: $AU 10,000.
  1. Melati Resort booking conditions:
    • A prize certificate from Melati Beach Resort & Spa will be issued to the winner/s.
    • Please present a scanned copy of the prize certificate along with your requested travel dates to the Melati Resort reservations team; email bkkrsvn@melatiresort.com or telephone +66 77 913 400.
    • Bookings must be made at least 30 days prior to date of travel.
    • Travel must be completed by March 31, 2019.
    • Some block-out dates apply: March 25-April 15 2018, July 01-August 31 2018, December 20 2018-January 15 2019, February 01-February 15 2019.
    • If the prize is not booked within the valid period it will be forfeited.
  2. Airfare booking conditions:
    • A prize certificate from Tourism Authority of Thailand (Sydney) will be issued to the winner/s.
    • Please present a scanned copy of the prize certificate along with your passport details and desired travel dates to the Tourism Authority of Thailand Sydney office; email info@thailand.net.au or telephone (02) 9247 7549.
    • Bookings must be made at least 30 days prior to date of travel.
    • Travel must be completed by March 31, 2019.
    • Tourism Authority of Thailand (Sydney) will act as the booking agent and purchase tickets on behalf of the winner/s.
    • The choice of airline is at the discretion of Tourism Authority of  Thailand (Sydney).
    • Travel is from Australian capital cities only. No other domestic Australian flights are included.
    • Only the prize winner/s may redeem the prize certificate. Name changes are not permitted after ticketing. Once ticketed, normal fare rules, appropriate change fees and conditions of carriage apply.
    • Due to high travel season and load factors, some block-out dates may apply.
    • You must be in possession of a passport with at least six months validity at the time of travel.
    • Tourism Authority of Thailand recommends that you hold valid travel insurance.
  3. Other prize conditions: The following are not included as part of the grand prize holiday package: Domestic airfares in Australia or Thailand and all other out-of-pocket expenses including additional meals, beverages, laundry services, spending money, transfers, additional accommodation due to flight schedules, optional excursions, tipping, passports, visas, travel insurance and all other ancillary costs not expressly provided. The costs of obtaining any of these requirements are the responsibility of the prize winner and their travel companion.
  4. Prize winners must take the prizes as described and on the conditions stated in these Terms and Conditions, and prizes cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  5. All prizes are non-transferable, not redeemable for cash and are not exchangeable.
  6. The promoter takes no responsibility for any variations in prize item value.
  7. Any passes, tickets and bonuses issued as part of the prizes are subject to prevailing terms and conditions of use and any tickets or passes are only valid for use within the stated duration on the passes or tickets issued or the duration of the chosen prize, whichever is earlier.
  8. Neither the Promoter, nor the sponsors are responsible for any acts of God, including adverse weather, conditions or industrial action or civil commotion that may occur while the prize winner is travelling.
  9. Photographer’s prize: The photographer responsible for photographing the Easy Weddings Wedding of the Year will receive their choice of either:
    • A 12-month complimentary Premium directory listing in the Photography category of their nearest capital city, valued at up to $5,550 inc GST; or
    • A new business website, up to 8-pages, valued at $4,350 inc GST.
  10. Photographer’s prize conditions:
    • Directory listing prize: The directory listing prize value is based on Mel/Syd pricing as at March 6, 2017. If the winning photographer is already a client of Easy Weddings, the prize redemption will take effect once the current contracted billing cycle has completed.
    • Website prize: The website prize value is based on pricing as at March 06, 2017. The website must be for their own photography business. Neither prize may be exchanged for cash. All prizes must be redeemed by June 30, 2018.
  11. Marketing and media: All prize winners agree to participate in all reasonable marketing and media editorial requests including, but not limited to, being photographed, interviewed, filmed and/or appearing on social media. Winners also agree to participate in resulting coverage by media outlets including online, newspaper, television and radio.
  12. Copyright: Entrants of the Easy Weddings Wedding of the Year competition acknowledge that they are a copyright holder or have permission to enter from the rightful copyright holder/s.
  13. The winner of the grand prize (and their travelling companion) grants the Promoter and sponsors a perpetual and non-exclusive licence to use such footage and photographs in all media worldwide and the winner (and their travelling companion) will not be entitled to any fee for such use.
  14. In consideration for the Promoter awarding the prize, winners agree to assign to the Promoter all right, title and interest in the copyright in any materials created pursuant to the winner’s participation in any aspect of the prize.
  15. Privacy: All entries will be the property of the Promoter. Any personal information collected may be used by the Promoter, its contractors and agents as well as its sponsors for the purpose of conducting this promotion. Personal information may be disclosed to contractors and agents assisting with this Promotion or to communicate with entrants. Entrants are able to obtain a copy of the Promoter’s privacy policy by contacting the Promoter.
  16. By entering this competition, entrants consent to the storage of their personal information on the databases of the Promoter, its related bodies corporate, and the prize sponsors. The Promoter, its related bodies corporate and the prize sponsors may use this information for future promotional and marketing purposes regarding their products and services including contacting entrants via electronic messaging. The Promoter is bound by the National Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act 1988.
  17. If for any reason this Promotion is not capable of running as planned including tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud or any other causes beyond the control of the Promoter which corrupt or affect the administration security, fairness integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion, the Promoter reserves the right (subject to any written direction given by a relevant Regulatory Authority) to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion.
  18. Tax implications may arise from the prize winnings. Independent advice should be sought.
  19. Liability: Except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law, the Promoter is not responsible for any loss, damage or injury suffered or claimed (including, but not limited to, indirect or consequential loss or damage, personal injury or death, and direct or indirect loss or damage) by an entrant in relation to entering or participating in this Promotion or taking or using the prizes offered except where that loss, damage or injury was caused by breach of these Terms by the Promoter or the wilful or negligent acts or omissions of the Promoter. To avoid any doubt, the Promoter shall not be liable for loss caused by technical and mechanical malfunction which is outside the control of the Promoter.
  20. Judging: The judges’ decision in respect to any aspect of this competition is final and no correspondence shall be entered into. Chance plays no part in determining any winner.
  21. The Promoter reserves the right to re-judge in the event of an entrant being unable to satisfy these competition terms and conditions or forfeiting or not claiming a prize within 10 working days. For any prize that remains unclaimed or forfeited through ineligibility or otherwise the Promoter will award the prize to the entry deemed to be the next best entry.