terms and conditions

1. How to enter

1.1 To enter the Hunter Young Business Mind Awards all applicants must read and understand the
terms and conditions and complete the on-line entry form for your chosen

1.2 All submissions are to be lodged via email to hybmawards.com.au

1.3 By lodging your submission, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Entry.

1.4 Instructions on how to enter the Awards as set out on the Website (Guidelines)
form part of these Terms.

1.5 Your entry must be submitted by 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time on October 30th, 2023.

1.6 The Hunter Young Business Mind Awards Committee reserves the right to extend or vary the entry
period if required, before or after the award entry period commences.

2. Entry Eligibility

2.1. Entrants into the Hunter Young Business Mind Awards program must meet the Entry Eligibility criteria
as set out on the Website.

3. Entry requirements

3.1 All entries (including both the entry form and video) must be lodged online and include the
required information.

3.2 The Hunter Young Business Mind Awards Committee reserves the right to declare any entry
ineligible or disqualified if (in our opinion):

a)During the award process your entry form or video is incomplete or deficient, provided
unlawfully, false or misleading in any way; or

b) You or your school have not complied with these Terms, the Guidelines or Entry Eligibility

3.3 If you, your school, TAFE/RTO or University are involved in any conduct or activity in any
way that:

a) Is illegal or fraudulent;

b) May harm us, our name or reputation; or

c) Breaches these Terms, we may, at our discretion, withdraw any award and associated prizes that you have
received.  If requested by us, you agree to no longer publicly promote
yourself, your business or school as being associated with the Awards, us or
the sponsors.  This clause survives the expiration of these Terms.

3.4 All Regional Finalists must make arrangements to be available to attend the Regional Final
Gala Event and associated events including judging days (if any), as determined
by us at our sole discretion.

4. Opening Dates

4.1 Refer to the Key Award Dates page on the Website for entry opening dates.

4.2 The Hunter Young Business Mind Awards Committee reserves the right to extend or vary the entry
period if required, before or after the award entry period commences.

5. Closing Dates

5.1 Refer to the Key Award Dates page on the website for entry closing dates.

5.2 Hunter Young Business Mind Awards Committee reserves the right to extend or vary the entry
period if required, before or after the award entry period commences.

6. Confidentiality, Privacy & IP

6.1. Subject to clause 6.2, all information provided in each entry will be used for the purpose of
judging only and will be treated as commercial-in-confidence by the Hunter
Young Business Mind Awards Committee.

6.2. If you are selected as a Regional Finalist, information provided in the entry will be used for the
purpose of promoting the Awards and your entry.

6.3. As part of the awards judging process, we collect personal information (as defined under the
Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)) and other information relating to your entry in various
ways, such as in the Awards entry form, on judging days, in your video, and in
speeches and interactions with the support team and Committee to administer the
awards and, where appropriate, award prizes.  If you do not provide the
personal information requested, you cannot participate in the Awards.

6.4. By participating in the Awards in any way (including by submitting an Awards entry), you accept
the terms of our Privacy Policy and consent for us to use and disclose your personal
information to our related entities, business partners, sponsors and other
third parties engaged to provide services in connection with the Awards in
order to market to you in any way, administer the Awards, and to invite you to
be part of our initiatives and business opportunities in accordance with our Privacy Policy.
You agree that your consent continues until you withdraw it by notifying
us via email at hybmawards@gmail.com

6.5. You agree that we and/or the judges may review publicly available information regarding you
including websites, social media and media activity in assessing and judging
your entry.

6.6. In submitting your entry for consideration for the Awards, we acknowledge and agree that the
entrant will retain all Intellectual Property Rights in connection with the
business idea that is the subject of the entry.  Except as expressly
provided in these Terms and subject to clause 7, nothing set out in these Terms
shall be construed as conferring on us any license or right under any
Intellectual Property Rights in your business idea.

7. Promotion and Sponsorship

7.1 If your entry is selected as a Regional Finalist, you and/or your school, TAFE/RTO or University
representative (as applicable) agrees to attend all Awards presentation events
and other Awards events that we notify you about, and agrees to assist in
publicising the Awards as reasonably required by us.

7.2 You agree that we and our sponsors and business partners may use:

a) Your business logo (if any) and your personal identity for the sole purpose of promoting the
Awards; and

b) Details about you and your idea or business in printed, electronic and online/social media (as we
consider appropriate) in promoting the Awards, without compensation to you.

7.3 You (or your parent/guardian) agree to allow us to contact you to provide comments about the
Awards and to take photos or video footage of you, your business and your
school (as appropriate) for the sole purpose of promoting and administering the

7.4 Subject to these Terms, we may duplicate and utilise your video and entry materials at any time
and by any means for the sole purpose of promoting the Awards and other
reasonable related activities.

8. Judging

8.1 All entries are judged by a panel of subject matter experts, industry or business professionals
selected at the sole discretion of the HYBMA Committee from subject matter
experts or practitioners in the areas of creativity, entrepreneurship or

8.2 Judges are required to sign a confidentiality agreement and disclose any conflict of

8.3 The judges’ decision is final and no further correspondence will be entered into after a
decision is made. We do not provide feedback on entries.

9. Awards Categories

9.1 The Awards comprise the following categories:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation Challenge

9.2 If we (or the sponsor) are unable to provide a winner with a nominated prize, we (or the
sponsor) reserve the right to supply an alternative prize of similar monetary
value. We accept no responsibility for any variation in the retail value of the
prize pool.

 10. Announcing the finalists and winners

10.1 Finalists will be notified by phone and email, and published on the Hunter Young Business Mind
Awards Website.

10.2 Winners will be announced at the HYBMA Regional Finals Gala Event.

11. General

11.1 We accept no responsibility for entries not received by us for any reason.

11.2 In our sole discretion, we have the right to alter or cancel part or all of the Awards at
any time.

11.3 We are not liable for and you indemnify us from and against any liability, loss, injury or damage
which arises directly or indirectly from the Awards including the breach of
these Terms or any third party intellectual property rights.

11.4 You acknowledge and agree that it is your sole responsibility to commercialise your business
idea (should you wish to do so) and we do not warrant, represent or guarantee
any contribution or involvement with your business except for the Awards
process in accordance with these Terms.

11.5 Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash. Terms and
conditions of use apply to the prizes and all prizes must be claimed by March
20, 2023.

12. Definitions

12.1 The Hunter Young Business Mind Awards (HYBMA)
(the “Awards”) are conducted by Young Business Minds Inc of 148 Beaumont St, Hamilton, NSW
2303 (“we”, “us”, “our”).

12.2 In these terms and conditions of entry (Terms),
unless otherwise stated:

A reference to “you” or “your” includes you in your personal capacity and/or as a representative of your school, TAFE/RTO, University or your school itself, as the context requires;

Intellectual Property
 means all present and future intellectual property rights, whether registered or not, including without
limitation, copyright, patents, rights in inventions, know how, trademarks, business names, design rights and rights of a similar nature that exist or that may come to exist, anywhere in the world; 

Website means the Hunter Young Business Mind Awards website at www.ybma.com.au