This website is provided to assist competition organisers
to adopt professional and fair competition terms. In consultation with associations around the world,
a working party has established competition and sponsorship guidelines appropriate for use
in New Zealand.
Adherence to these guidelines by both entrants and organisers will help
ensure that our obligations under New Zealand laws, including the Copyright Act 1994 the Fair Trading
Act 1986 and the Privacy Act 1993 are met.
The guidelines will also ensure adherence to the Berne Convention for
the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, of which New Zealand is a signatory.
The intention of the Terms and Conditions Guidelines
is to respect and fairly protect creative and intellectual property rights for all, without inhibiting the potential
effectiveness of competitive events as a promotional vehicle for the organisers and sponsors.
The heart of this project has been to devise industry
standard Terms and Conditions
for use in competitions in New Zealand. The background to this project is presented
in About Us. Some general advice to Competition
Organisers and Competition
Entrants is then followed by Guidelines for writing an
Entry forms and the Terms and Conditions of entry constitute an exchange
of information between entrants and organisers. This becomes a formal agreement of expectations
between the two parties. The downloads
section offers the sample Terms and Conditions in a Pdf and Word format, and links to Model and Property release forms.
Documents on this site prepared
with assistance from: