See what kind and thoughtful people we are, trying to increase the awareness of the vital need to preserve our family histories by printing out digital photos? Real charitable, that's us. Alright, alright, so we have a vested interest in people printing out their photos. But we don't care if they do it online, at the photo store or on their home printer. WE JUST WANT THEM TO PRINT IT BEFORE THEY LOSE IT!
HOW DO I KNOW THIS COMPETITION IS ON THE LEVEL?
It's not. We're from Down under! Very hard to be level when you're upside down in Australia ! But we really are a very august group of people (we're not bad in September and October either).
But we are all honest hard working people that make up the PHOTO IMAGING COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA. And that's FAIR DINKUM!
And besides, we have a proven track record of giving away $50,000. We did it once last year with a top rating TV network and we're doing it again with another promotion in April.
It's quite painless this giving away of $50,000, once you get the hang of it.
Check out our website to see just what respectable folk we really are: www.photoimaging.com.au
WHO WILL JUDGE IT?
If we can find any advertising agents or TV types sober enough, we plan to couple their input with the good citizens of the world who will be invited to vote on our website! Our big worry is what we will do if there is no clear winner?
On reflection, we will ultimately let our website voters decide.
WHO WILL OWN THE COPYRIGHT?
Bit difficult this one, as really this is viral marketing: shame, shame, shame! However, the Photo Imaging Council of Australia will reserve the right to use entries in any way it sees fit. After all, it's our $50,000 at stake here!
But that's the only claim we make and the author can use it in any other way, without restraint, or any other forms of bondage for that matter.
You, in turn, of course, must be presenting us with an original concept that is all your own idea and work and be prepared to swear this on a stack of Bibles no less than six feet high.
HOW DO I ENTER?
Your entry does not need to be of broadcast quality! By the time we've paid you the fifty grand, we're probably not going to have the money to run it on TV anyway!
You can email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can post a duplicate CD, DVD, tape of any size and description to Paul Curtis, Executive Director, Photo Imaging Council of Australia, PO Box 143 , MONA VALE, NSW, 2103, AUSTRALIA .
On no account, don't even begin to think of ringing him up! He is a particularly humorless character who won't take kindly to it. He, and everyone else at the Council, will never wish to discuss with you the relative merits of various entries. So there! And you don't need any more guidelines than we've put here. So just go do your thing!
CAN I HAVE SOME TIPS ON FORMAT?
Okay, if you must get technical: TV format -PAL or NTSC (preferably PAL if this is available to you). If you can do the clever stuff: regional code -ALL REGIONS - Your film can be recorded on to any DVD disc or tape that you like (e.g. DVDR, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW etc). We recommend you test your film on a DVD player before submitting it. That way we might even be able to see it.
WHAT IS THE DEADLINE?
The deadline for entries is 6:00pm Sunday, 14th May, 2006. That's deadline: D.E.A.D.L.I.N.E. Get it?