Terms and Conditions:
LiteracyPlanet Word Mania 2017
The promoter of the Competition is Intrepica Pty Ltd (ABN 44 128 896 980) of 3/23 Main Street, Varsity Lakes QLD 4227 (“LiteracyPlanet”).
Entry is only open to Australian schools with students in any of Years 1 to 9, as recognised by the legislated Education Act in each Australian state and territory (“Entrant").
Entrant scores can only be made up of scores by students who are Australian residents in Entrant Year Levels 1 to 9 at the time of registration (“Students”).
Employees (and their immediate families) of LiteracyPlanet and agencies associated with this Competition are ineligible to enter. Immediate family means child or step-child (whether natural or by adoption).
The Competition website is open for registration from 12.01am AEST on 6 June 2016 until midnight AEST 31 July 2016 (“Registration Period”). Once registered, Students can access the practice game. Registration Period scores will not be used to contribute to an Entrant’s scores during the Competition. Entrants may register following the conclusion of the Registration Period, until 12 August 2016 (Competition Rounds closing date) and may participate in the Competition from the time of registration onwards. The Competition will be held as follows:
Round 1 will be open to all eligible Entrants from 12.01am AEST 1 August 2016 to 11.59pm AEST 5 August 2016 (“Round 1”).
Round 2 will be open to all eligible Entrants from 12.01am AEST 8 August 2016 to 11.59pm AEST 12 August 2016 (“Round 2”).
The 90 Entrants with the highest Scores - made up of the top 10 Entrants for each year level - at the end of the Rounds will be deemed finalists (“National Finalists”) and will compete in a final round (“Final”).
The Final will be open to eligible Finalists from 8.00am AEST 22 August 2016 to 5.00pm AEST 24 August 2016.
How to Enter the Competition
The Competition is a game of skill. To be eligible to win, an Entrant must
have a minimum of one (1) teacher and five (5) Students from the same year level with LiteracyPlanet accounts during the Competition.
Be in Entrant Year Levels 1 to 9 at the time of the Competition.
Participate by logging on to the Website or through the Word Mania 2016 App and specifying a unique login and password combination, and following the prompts.
Be registered by their correct Year Level.
A Student must not share their account with other students. Only the named Student registered with their correct Year Level is permitted to use their account to participate in the Competition.
Students may access the Website and the Game through any compatible computer or device with an internet connection, at home or at the Entrant’s school. Supported devices are iPhone 4S or above running iOS 7.1 or above; iPad 2 or iPad Mini or above running iOS 7.1 or above; Android 4.3 or above with a 720p screen or higher resolution; Internet Explorer 9, Chrome 42, Safari 7.1, Firefox 38 or above with Flash Player 21 or above.
There is no fee to enter the Competition.
How To Win The Competition
The Competition is an online word building challenge. A software program on the Website generates a random combination of 15 letters in a randomised format, which presents as a word puzzle known as “Word Mania”. Word Mania is owned and operated by LiteracyPlanet. Students are required to create as many words as they can in a three-minute time frame from the letters that are generated (“Game”).
Students will be scored for each valid word created. To ensure fairness score generation is automated. Students score points based on four criteria:
The correct spelling of words;
The length of each word;
The complexity of the word; and
The number of valid words created consecutively within a time period.
When a Student submits a word through Word Mania, the word is referenced against a modified version of the Open Source Australian-English Spelling Dictionary based on MySpell to verify its accuracy. LiteracyPlanet has also generated a list of words that are considered profane/inappropriate. These are excluded from use in the Competition ("Profanity"). Please contact LiteracyPlanet if you wish to view the list of Profanities. If a word is not found in the dictionary, or the word is a Profanity, that word is excluded from the Competition and will not count towards the Entrant’s overall Score ("Excluded Word").
The software program automatically calculates the total points earned by a Student for all valid words at the conclusion of each Game to generate the Student’s score per Game (“Score").
The average number of games completed per Student in each Round (where at least 10 games have been completed) will determine the Entrant’s participation ranking for that year level in that Round (“Round Participation Rank”). The Entrant that scores the highest Round Participation Rank in their region will be that year level’s regional winner for that Round (“Participation Round Winner").
The sum of the highest fifty (50) Scores out of all Games played by Students from one year level for an Entrant during the Competition Rounds will be used to calculate the Entrant's score for that year level (“Score"). No more than 10 scores can come from a single Student. The Entrant with the highest Score in their region will be that year level’s regional winner (“Regional Winner”). In the event of a tie LiteracyPlanet will use the next 50 highest scores to determine places.
The 10 Entrants with the highest Scores for each year level nationally will be Finalists and compete in the Final. In the event of a tie LiteracyPlanet will use the next 50 highest scores to determine places.
The sum of the highest fifty (50) Scores out of all Games played by Students from one year level for an Entrant during the Final will be used to calculate the Entrant's final score for that year level (“Final Score"). No more than 10 final scores can come from a single Student. In the event of a tie LiteracyPlanet will use the next 50 highest scores to determine places.
There are nine (9) Winners for the Competition ("Winners”). The Entrant year levels that generate the highest Final Score (calculated by totalling the highest fifty (50) Scores for that year level generated during the Final where no more than 10 scores come from a single Student) are the Year Level Winners and will be named the "LiteracyPlanet Word Mania 2016 Year X Winner". In the event of a tie LiteracyPlanet will use the next 50 highest scores to determine places
The Entrant year levels that generate the second highest Final Score (calculated by totalling the highest fifty (50) Scores for that year level generated during the Final where no more than 10 scores come from a single Student), are the first runner-up (“First Runner-up”). In the event of a tie LiteracyPlanet will use the next 50 highest scores to determine places.
The Entrant year levels that generate the third highest Final Score (calculated by totalling the highest fifty (50) Scores for that year level generated during the Final where no more than 10 scores come from a single Student), are the second runner-up (“Second Runner-up”). In the event of a tie LiteracyPlanet will use the next 50 highest scores to determine places.
All results are subject to moderation by LiteracyPlanet.
Participation Round Winners will be notified by LiteracyPlanet by email on the first business day following that Round and published on the Website and all affiliate websites.
Finalists will be notified by LiteracyPlanet by email on 17 August 2016 and published on the Website and all affiliate websites.
Presentation of Winner prizes will take place at the Entrants school locations during Terms 3 and 4, 2016.
All other prizes will be delivered via mail.
Entrants can win a variety of prizes.
300 x Participation Round Winners for Years 1 to 6 for Round 1 will receive two (2) full year Teach Starter Ultimate Plan licences, valued at $168.
150 x Participation Round Winners for Years 7 to 9 for Round 1 will receive a literacy board game set of two (2) games including ‘Scattergories’ and ‘Articulate’ valued at $73.94.
300 x Participation Round Winners for Years 1 to 6 for Round 2 will receive two (2) full year Teach Starter Ultimate Plan licences, valued at $168.
150 x Participation Round Winners for Years 7 to 9 for Round 2 will receive a literacy board game set of two (2) games including ‘Articulate’ and ‘Scrabble Upwords’, valued at $66.98.
300 x Regional Winners for Years 1 to 6 will receive two (2) full year Teach Starter Ultimate Plan licences, valued at $168.
150 x Regional Winners for Years 7 to 9 will receive a literacy board game set of two (2) games including ‘Scrabble Classic’ and ‘Articulate’, valued at $86.99
60 x National Finalists for Years 1 to 6 will receive five (5) full year Teach Starter Ultimate Plan licences and a $150 Australian Geographic book pack, at a total estimated value of $390.
30 x National Finalists for Years 7 to 9 will receive a literacy board game pack of five (5) games including ‘Scattergories’, ‘Scrabble Classic’, ‘Articulate’, ‘Boggle’, and ‘Scrabble Upwords', and a $150 Australian Geographic book pack, at a total estimated value of $333.91
Nine (9) Winners will receive a Trophy and $1000 cash, at a total estimated value of $1,050.
Nine (9) First Runners-up will receive a Trophy and $500 cash, at a total estimated value of $550.
Nine (9) Second Runners-up will receive a Trophy and $250 cash, at a total estimated value of $300.
The prize consists of a $300 voucher for Eckerlsey’s Art & Craft online store.
To enter the competition, Entrants or Students must email a scan or image of a coloured-in LiteracyPlanet Word Mania 2016 poster to email@example.com with a Full Name, Year Level and School, during the Competition.
Two (2) posters will be selected each week to showcase on the website.
From the posters selected to showcase, one (1) winner will be chosen at the end of the Competition.
The winner will be notified by email.
The prize consists of a $300 voucher for Eckerlsey’s Art & Craft online store.
To enter the competition, Entrants to Students must email a scan or image of a LiteracyPlanet Word Mania 2016 collage to firstname.lastname@example.org with a Full Name, Year Level and School, during the Competition.
Two (2) collages will be selected each week to showcase on the website.
From the collages selected to showcase, one (1) winner will be chosen at the end of the Competition.
The winner will be notified by email.
Creative Writing Activity
The prize consists of a $300 voucher for Dymocks online store.
To enter the competition, Entrants or Students must email a LiteracyPlanet Word Mania 2016 story to email@example.com with a Full Name, Year Level and School, during the Competition.
Two (2) stories will be selected each week to showcase on the website.
From the stories selected to showcase, one (1) winner will be chosen at the end of the Competition.
The winner will be notified by email.
Script Writing & Video Activity
The prize consists of a GoPro Hero 3, valued at $300.
To enter the competition, Entrants or Students must email a LiteracyPlanet Word Mania 2016 script and video to firstname.lastname@example.org with a Full Name, Year Level and School, during the Competition.
Two (2) videos will be selected each week to showcase on the website.
From the videos selected to showcase, one (1) winner will be chosen at the end of the Competition.
The winner will be notified by email.
All Students who participate in the Competition are eligible to receive Competition merchandise while stocks last.
Prizes are non-transferable and not redeemable for cash.
Advertising and Links to Other Websites
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When Entrants enter the Competition, Entrants agree that they are fully responsible for the content they submit. LiteracyPlanet shall not be liable in any way for such content to the full extent permitted by law. LiteracyPlanet may remove any content without notice for any reason whatsoever. Entrants warrant and agree that:
they will not submit any content that is defamatory, obscene, derogatory, unlawful or fraudulent, or that LiteracyPlanet may deem is in breach of any intellectual property, privacy, publicity or other rights, defamatory, obscene, derogatory, pornographic, sexually inappropriate, violent, abusive, harassing, threatening, objectionable with respect to race, religion, origin or gender, not suitable for children aged under 15, or otherwise unsuitable for publication;
their content shall not contain viruses or cause injury or harm to any person or entity; and
they will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including without limitation, those governing copyright, content, defamation, privacy, publicity and the access or use of others' computer or communication systems. Without limiting any other terms herein, the entrant agrees to indemnify LiteracyPlanet for any breach of the above terms.
This is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winners.
In the event of war, terrorism, state of emergency or disaster, LiteracyPlanet reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition or suspend or modify a prize.
Incomplete entries will be deemed invalid. This includes entries generated under accounts that are not linked to a valid teacher email address.
This Competition is completely unsupervised and relies on Entrants’ honesty in undertaking the Competition, using Students’ own skill and natural ability. LiteracyPlanet has the discretion to disqualify any Entrant that LiteracyPlanet reasonably suspects in its opinion has received assistance from any person to compete in the Competition or complete any Games. LiteracyPlanet reserves the right to require a Student to undertake a series of Games in the presence of a LiteracyPlanet authorised representative to verify that the Entrant has participated in the Competition without assistance from any other person, before that Entrant is awarded a prize in connection with the Competition. If LiteracyPlanet determines that a Student has competed in the Competition with assistance and disqualifies that Student (“Disqualified Student”), any score that that Disqualified Student has generated will be disregarded.
Teachers for each Entrant:
The teacher of each participating Student agrees to indemnify LiteracyPlanet against:
any claims made by the Student against LiteracyPlanet or its affiliates in connection with the Competition or the Student's participation in the Competition; and
If there is a dispute as to the identity of a Student, LiteracyPlanet reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine the identity of the Entrant.
LiteracyPlanet’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
If for any reason a winner does not take a prize (or an element of the prize) by the time stipulated by LiteracyPlanet, then the prize (or that element of the prize) will be forfeited.
If any prize (or part of any prize) is unavailable, LiteracyPlanet, in its discretion, reserves the right to substitute the prize (or that part of the prize) with a prize to the equal value and/or specification.
Total prize pool value is $237,978.
Prizes, or any unused portion of a prize, are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash, unless otherwise specified.
Entrants consent to LiteracyPlanet and its promotional affiliates including related entities, using the Entrant's Game entries, name, likeness, image and/or voice (including photograph, film and/or recording of the same) in any media for an unlimited period without remuneration for the purpose of promoting the Competition (including any outcome), and promoting any products manufactured, distributed and/or supplied by LiteracyPlanet.
If the Competition is interfered with in any way or is not capable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of LiteracyPlanet, including but not limited to technical difficulties, unauthorised intervention or fraud, LiteracyPlanet reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to the fullest extent permitted by law (a) to disqualify any Entrant; or (b) to modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the Competition, as appropriate.
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The laws of Queensland, Australia apply to this Competition to the exclusion of any other law. Entrants submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Queensland, Australia.
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