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Photo competition – enter now!

By: CFA Partnerships and Marketing

Category: Events / Fundraising / Offers

  2.18 PM 21 April, 2017


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A picture is worth a thousand words. It’s an expression that goes back to the early 1900s, but is as relevant today as it was then – maybe even more so.

To celebrate National Volunteer Week 2017, we want to honour our volunteers through pictures – or your photos to be precise.

The CFA National Volunteer Week photo competition is open to all CFA volunteers to capture the essence of CFA Values (safety, respect, together, integrity and adaptive) and teamwork that exists throughout brigades around the state.

CFA draws together volunteers from all walks of life. But no matter what we bring as individuals, it's only through cooperation, shared values and teamwork that our brigades can thrive.

This competition sets out to capture this through imagery. So now is the time to get your creative juices flowing. What makes your volunteers so special to you or your community? Be traditional or think outside the square and be artistic. The choice is yours.

The prize winner will receive a $250 Bunnings voucher plus a framed copy of the winning photo. The winning Photo will also be used as the cover photograph on the CFA Facebook page during National Volunteer Week and shared across CFA social media during May 2017.

For the Prize Winner’s brigade, they will receive a framed copy of the Photo and a prize up to the value of $1,000 for the purchase of non-operational equipment  ie branded marquee, BBQ, lawnmower, chairs fridge etc.  CFA will purchase the equipment on the brigade’s behalf, no cash will be given and there will be no reimbursement for equipment or goods already purchased by the brigade.

So start snapping now. The competition opens on Friday 21 April 2017 and closes Wednesday 3 May 2017 at 5pm. Email your entry as a JPEG file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  (Maximum image size 10MB and if entering twice images to be sent separately)

Individuals can submit up to two entries. Entry is open to all CFA volunteers (CFA employees can only enter if they are current CFA brigade volunteers).

Terms and Conditions:
The following terms and conditions apply to each person participating in CFA’s ‘National Volunteer Week photo competition’
The promoter of this Competition is the Country Fire Authority (CFA) (ABN: 39 255 319 010), 8 Lakeside Drive, Burwood East, Victoria, 3151, Australia.
Entry to the Competition is open to all operational and non-operational CFA volunteers.
Entrants under 18 years of age must have the consent of their parent or guardian to enter. CFA employees and their immediate families are ineligible to    enter UNLESS said employees and/or immediate family members are also current CFA brigade volunteers.
Each entry must be entered in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. By entering the Competition, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions,
Entry into the Competition is free. Up to two (2) entries per volunteer can be submitted.
The Competition opens on Friday 21 April 2017 and closes at 5pm on Wednesday 3 May 2017 ("Competition Period"). Any entry received after the expiry of the  Competition Period will be deemed invalid.
To enter the Competition, send an electronic copy of your photograph (in a high resolution jpeg format) featuring volunteers from your brigade in a scene that embodies the spirit of ‘teamwork’ and our CFA Values (Safety, Respect, Together, Integrity, Adaptive) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 (Maximum image size 10MB) and if entering twice images to be sent separate
The entrant whose Photo is judged by CFA’s panel of judges to be the most creative and which best embodies the theme (CFA Values and teamwork) will win the prize ("Prize Winner").
Chance plays no part in determining the prize winners.
The prize consists of a $250 Bunnings voucher plus a framed copy of the Photo. The winning Photo will also be used as the cover photograph on the CFA Facebook page during National Volunteer Week and shared across CFA social media during May 2017.
For the Prize Winner’s brigade, they will receive a framed copy of the Photo and a prize up to the value of $1,000 for the purchase of non-operational equipment  ie branded marquee, BBQ, lawnmower, chairs fridge etc.  CFA will purchase the equipment on the brigade’s behalf, no cash will be given and there will be no reimbursement for equipment or goods already purchased by the brigade.
By entering this competition, you warrant that:
all details provided with your entry are true and accurate;
you have all necessary rights and licenses to grant the rights set out in these Terms and Conditions;
you have the consent of all pictured individuals to submit their image to this Competition;
the Photo is an original work;
you are the copyright owner or authorised licensor of all copyright works and subject matter comprising the Photo;
the exercise of the rights granted to CFA in these Terms and Conditions will not infringe the rights of any third parties; and you will indemnify CFA against any loss or damage resulting from any breach of these warranties.
The Prize Winner grants CFA a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, transferable, fee-free and royalty-free license to use, modify, exploit, reproduce, adapt or commercialise the Photo.
Decisions of CFA and the panel of judges are final and will be binding on each person who enters the Competition and no correspondence will be entered into. The name of the Prize Winner will be announced and posted on CFA’s Facebook page on Monday 8 May 2017. Please allow at least 28 days from the date of notification for the delivery of the Prize.
CFA reserves the right to disqualify any entrant where CFA reasonably suspects unlawful or improper conduct, or a breach of these Terms and Conditions.
CFA accepts no responsibility for any variation in the value of the Prize.
No component of the Prize can be transferred or redeemed for cash. In the event that the Prize becomes unavailable due to circumstances beyond CFA’s control, CFA reserves the right to provide a similar product to the same value as the Prize.
If there is any event that prevents or hinders CFA’s conduct of the Competition or CFA’s ability to deliver the Prize to the Prize Winner, CFA may, in its absolute discretion, cancel the Competition and recommence it at another time under the same conditions or select another winner.
To the full extent permitted by the law, CFA will not be liable for any injury, damages, expenses, or loss whatsoever (whether direct or inconsequential) to persons or property as a result of any person entering into the Competition or accepting or using any prize, including without limitation non-receipt of the Prize or damage to any prize in transit.
The collection, use and disclosure of personal information provided in connection with this Competition is governed by the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) and CFA’s Information Privacy Policy.
Last Updated: 26 April 2017