Avant and Interplast Student Placement Program 2017 Terms and Conditions

    1. Information on how to enter and the prize form part of these terms and conditions. By entering, participants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

    Who can enter

    1. To enter, you must:
      • be over 18 years of age;
      • be a current member of Avant and have a current Avant Student Indemnity Insurance policy at the time of the prize draw.
      • be a current Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia based in Australia.
    2. Directors, management and employees of Avant and its associated entities, and immediate family members of each of these persons are ineligible to enter.

    Competition Dates

    1. The competition will commence at 9.00am EDST on 24/08/2017 and close at 5.00pm EDST on 20/10/2017 (the Competition Period).

    How to enter

    1. The competition is free to enter.
    2. To enter you must, during the competition period, complete and submit the 2017 competition entry form available online at avant.org.au/interplast. Entrants must include first name, surname, contact number, email address, university, year of study, Avant member number, and date of birth.
    3. Each entrant will have their name entered into the draw. Entries received outside the competition period will not be considered.
    4. Only one entry is permitted per Avant member.
    5. Incomplete or illegible entries will be deemed invalid.


    1. There is one prize to be awarded, consisting of one return flight for a student to participate as an observer of the Interplast team, in an Interplast field trip to such Asia Pacific destination as confirmed by Interplast to be held in 2018.
    2. The prize to be awarded, organised by Interplast, will consist of one trip for one adult valued up to a maximum of AU$10,000 depending on the date and point of departure. Includes a return economy class airfare from the successful participant’s nearest capital city in Australia, up to four (4) nights' accommodation (depending on duration of medical program), all meals during the medical program, ground transfers, travel insurance and any other essential requirements required by Interplast during the program.
    3. Personal items, spending money, Australian transfers, and any items not provided to you as part of the prize are excluded.
    4. The winner may be required to undertake general non-medical activities under the direction and supervision of the Interplast team.
    5. The Interplast field trip will be on dates to be determined, and for a period of 3-4 days or as confirmed by Interplast. The date(s) and location of the field trip are subject to change.
    6. The winner will be kept up to date with any changes made.
    7. If for any reason any prize (or part of any prize) is not available it will be substituted with a prize of equal or greater value.

    Selection of Winner

    1. Prize draws will take place at 3pm EDST on Friday, 17 November 2017 at the Sydney office of Avant, at Level 6, Darling Park Tower 3, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000.
    2. This is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winners. All entries will be judged on the basis of the following criteria:
      - originality
      - creativity
      - willingness and interest in participating
      - suitability
      - opportunity to learn from the experience.
    3. The single best entry as judged against the criteria will be awarded the prize. Avant and Interplast’s decision is final and binding, and no correspondence will be entered into.

    Notification of Winner

    1. The winner will be notified by telephone and mail within five (5) days of the draw and will be published on the Avant website at avant.org.au by Friday, 24th November 2017.
    2. Avant reserves the right to request verification of identity, residential address of winners and any other information relevant to the entry. Any requirements regarding verification will be at Avant’s discretion.

    Unclaimed prize

    1. If the winner is unable to confirm their participation or attendance on the field trip, Avant may award that prize to a non-winning entry judged the next best entry, or withdraw the unclaimed prize.
    2. The prize must be taken as stated and is not variable or transferable. The prize is not redeemable for cash. Avant’s decisions will be final and binding - no correspondence will be entered into. Avant accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected entries or other communications.


    1. Reporting requirements and intellectual property 
      1. By participating in this competition entrants: 
      - confirm that their entry does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party; 
      - agree to provide a post trip communication piece, and partake in video, photographs and/or presentations to Avant and Interplast for use in marketing material upon return from the trip; and
      - assign any intellectual property rights in their entry and any material produced in relation to the trip (including post trip communication pieces and presentations) to Avant. 
      2. All entries and any material produced in relation to the trip (including post trip communication pieces and presentations) remain the property of Avant and may be used by Avant in promotional and educational material. Avant may publish the entries and any material produced in relation to the trip (including post trip communication pieces and presentations) on the Avant website and in other media.

    Other important matters

    1. 1.Spending money, additional taxes, insurance, passports, visas and vaccinations, transport to and from departure / return point, additional meals, additional transfers, beverages, items of a personal nature, in-room charges and all other ancillary costs (unless specified) are the responsibility of the successful participant.
      2. The prize is subject to availability at all times and may be dependent on select seat class with airlines or specific room category availability for accommodation. Itinerary to be determined by Avant and Interplast at their absolute discretion. The prize is subject to flight availability, season and travel dates. Prices reflect current rates. No responsibility is accepted for any variation in the value of the prize. Hotels may change dependent on availability at time of travel. The successful participant must depart from and return to the same departure point. The successful participant is responsible for any amendment fees issued by airlines or suppliers once the booking is confirmed and ticketed. The successful participant must be in possession of a valid passport with a minimum of six months validity on it prior to departure. The prize is subject to the standard terms and conditions of individual prize and service providers. The successful participant may be required to present credit card at time of accommodation check in.
      3. Before the prize is awarded, the successful participant may be required to sign an agreement to release and indemnify Avant, its related bodies corporate and/or Interplast from any liability arising from the use or participation in the prize.
      4. The successful participant will be required to provide information and consents requested by Avant, its related bodies corporate and / or Interplast upon request prior to the trip.
      5. Neither Avant, its related bodies corporate nor Interplast shall be liable for any loss, damage or injury suffered (even if caused by negligence) as a result of accepting and / or using the prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.
      6. Details from entries and any material produced in relation to the medical program (including post trip communication pieces and presentations) may be collected and used for the purposes of conducting the competition and for the purposes of promotion of Avant, its related bodies corporate and Interplast in marketing and educational material. Avant may publish the entries and any material produced in relation to the medical program on the Avant website and in other media. By participating in the competition, entrants consent to the use of their information as described. Entrants may access, change, and / or update their personal information by contacting Avant on 1800 128 268. Entrants may obtain a copy of Avant’s privacy policy from Avant at www.avant.org.au. Apart from the successful participant’s entry, any entries published by Avant may be de-identified at the entrant’s request.


    1. The promoter of the competition is Avant Mutual Group Limited (Avant) (ABN 58 123 154 898) of Level 6, Darling Park Tower 3, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000. Interplast is Interplast Australia and New Zealand (ACN 006 155 193).