PART A – Competition Details

Competition Details






Australian Catholic University Limited ABN 15 050 192 660 (ACU) of 8 Napier Street, North Sydney NSW 2060



Disability Incubator Awards 2022


Competition Period (times in AEDT)

Competition Commencement Date

9am AEDT on Thursday 20 October 2022

Competition End Date

11:59pm AEDT on Sunday 27 November 2022


Eligible Entrants

This Competition is only open to any person who, during the Competition Period:

  • is over 18 years of age; and
  • resides in Australia; and
  • has attended at least 3 of the Disability Incubator Series workshops via zoom, as a participant; and
  • submits an Eligible Entry.

Only for the third prize, in addition to the above criteria, the entrant at the time of submission must be a current student of ACU.

The following persons are ineligible to enter the Competition:

  • anyone that resides outside Australia during the Competition Period for a period of more than 7 days.


Eligible Entry

To enter the Competition, Eligible Entrants must during the Competition Period:

1. submit an entry via the online application form; and

2. submit a video pitch at the same time as lodging an entry, where the video length must be no more than 3 minutes.


Maximum Eligible Entries

Not applicable. Eligible Entrants may submit as many unique Eligible Entries as they like.



The Prize is ‘Disability Incubator Awards 2022’.

First prize will be a $10,000 cash prize, available to the winning Eligible Entrant.

Second prize will be $5,000 cash prize, available to the winning Eligible Entrant.

A third prize will be a $1,000 cash price, available only to the winning ACU student who is an Eligible Entrant and not awarded the First Prize or Second Prize.

The Prize will be paid via direct bank deposit.


Total Prize Pool




The Eligible Entry will be judged by a panel of judges appointed at the sole discretion of ACU and the selection of the winning Eligble Entries will be the scoring achieved based on the following judging criteria, as determined by the judges:

- First prize: highest scoring Eligible Entry;

- Second prize: second highest scoring Eligible Entry;

- Third Prize: highest scoring Eligible Entry submitted by a student enrolled at ACU at the time of submission who was not awarded the First Prize or Second Prize.

Presentation skills – 30 points

Storytelling and passion of delivery

Professional manner

Pitch content – 60 points

Clarity by which you have outlined the problem, your solution, and the addressable disability sector market size.

The innovative nature of your solution.

Identify who else in the market is offering a similar service, and outline how your idea is different.

Demonstrable skills required to build and execute a solution, and noticeable

passion for delivering the outcome.

Audio/video quality – 10 points

Quality of the audio and video presentation

In the event that meeting the above criteria presents a challenge to any entrant, innovation and creativity will be strongly welcomed.


Judging Date

The winner will be selected by 5pm AEDT on Friday 9 December 2022.


Winner Notification

The winner will be notified by email within 3 business days after the Judging Date, using the contact details provided in his or her Eligible Entry.


Claim Period

To claim the Prize, the winner must provide the following details in writing by 5pm AEDT on Friday 30 December 2022:

  • if an ACU Student, their Student number; and
  • Bank details including payee name, BSB, and account number.


Special Conditions

Entries can be lodged by individuals or groups. Group applications need to be lodged by the team lead on behalf of the group (rather than multiple entries of the same pitch). If an entry is by a group, each of the members of that group must satisfy the criteria for Eligible Entrants. In the event a group entry wins, the Prize shall be provided to the nominated team lead.

Entries that have previously been funded through the Pitch Plus Awards Competition or Social Enterprise Award will be considered ineligible and disqualified from the Competition.

Multiple but different entries by an individual or group are permitted.

Should an entrant’s contact details change, it is the Eligible Entrant’s responsibility to notify ACU immediately.

The judges reserve the right at their discretion not to award a Prize.


Competition Contact Details

Mr Anthony Bayss

(02) 9701 4756

Part B – Terms and Conditions 

1. Terms

1.1 The terms that apply for the Competition consist of, in order of priority to the extent there is any inconsistency or conflict:

1.1.1 the information, instructions and details contained in Part A – Competition Details (Part A);

1.1.2 the terms set out in Part B – Terms and Conditions (Part B); and

1.1.3 any other information set out in promotional advertisements (if any) for the Competition,

which together are the Terms.

1.2 Capitalised words used in Part B will have the meaning given to it in Part A.

1.3 By participating in the Competition, you do so at your own risk, and you agree to be bound by the Terms. If you do not accept these Terms, you must not participate in the Competition and will not be eligible for any prizes offered in the Competition.

1.4 To the extent that the Competition is conducted on, advertised or promoted on a social media platform owned by a third party (such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), you acknowledge and agree that the Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or promoted by such third party.

2. Who can enter

2.1 You are eligible to enter the Competition if you satisfy the Eligible Entrant criteria.

3. How to enter

3.1 The Competition will run for the Competition Period. If there is no specified time for the Competition Commencement Date and/or Competition End Date, time will be midnight on the stated day.

3.2 To enter the Competition, Eligible Entrants must submit an Eligible Entry, follow any additional instructions specified in Part A, and ACU must receive the Eligible Entry, during the Competition Period.

3.3 Entry in the Competition is free. Eligible Entrants are solely responsible for any costs associated with entering the Competition, including costs associated with accessing the internet.

4. Entries

4.1 You may submit up to the Maximum Eligible Entries. Multiple entries (where permitted) must be submitted separately and each entry by the same Eligible Entrant must be unique and original. If an Eligible Entrant submits more than the Maximum Eligible Entries, only the entry or entries most recently submitted (up to the permitted maximum) will be accepted by ACU.

4.2 All entries are deemed to be received at the time of receipt by ACU, not the time of transmission or submission by you.

4.3 By entering this Competition, you warrant to ACU that:

4.3.1 your entry is your own original work and does not infringe any third-party rights including intellectual property rights; and

4.3.2 you have the express consent of any identifiable person appearing in your entry (if applicable).

4.4 The use of any automated entry software or any other mechanical or electronic means that allows you to automatically enter repeatedly is prohibited and may render all entries submitted by you invalid.

4.5 ACU may disqualify and exclude any Eligible Entrant or any and all entries if ACU considers, in its absolute discretion that:

4.5.1 the Eligible Entrant has breached any part of these Terms, tampered with the entry process or engaged in any improper conduct calculated to jeopardise the fair and proper operation of the Competition; or

4.5.2 any entry is offensive, abusive, defamatory, discriminatory, vulgar, inappropriate, or threatens, intimidates or harasses any person, includes or is suspected of including or breaching any third party rights including intellectual property rights, incites or is capable of encouraging conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, damaging to the goodwill or reputation of ACU, in violation of the terms and conditions of the relevant social media platform used to enter the Competition or which otherwise fails to comply with these Terms.

4.6 Incomplete, illegible or indecipherable entries will not be eligible to win and excluded from the Competition.

4.7 ACU reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and entrants at any time. This includes requiring an entrant to provide ACU with proof of age, identity and/or residency.

4.8 All decisions about the eligibility of entrants and the validity of entries made by ACU will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

5. How to win

5.1 This Competition is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner(s).

5.2 All Eligible Entries will be judged individually on their merits based on the Criteria on or as close as reasonably possible to the Judging Date and the winner(s) (as applicable) will be awarded the Prize(s) (as applicable).

5.3 The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

5.4 Winner(s) will be notified in the manner set out in Winner Notification using all reasonable attempts.

5.5 Each winner’s name and State/Territory of residence will be communicated via email within 5 business days of the Judging Date.

6. Prizes

6.1 The winner(s) will be awarded the Prize(s) and must claim their Prize by the date and in accordance with the instructions set out in Claim Period.

6.2 The value of the Prizes is accurate at the Competition Commencement Date. ACU accepts no responsibility for any variation in the value of the Prizes after this date.

6.3 A maximum of one Prize per Eligible Entrant applies.

6.4 Not used

6.5 Not used

6.6 Not used

6.7 Each winner is responsible for all ancillary costs associated with the Prize, including costs in connection with using the Prize and taxes.

7. Unclaimed Prizes


7.1.1 ACU cannot contact the winner in the manner as set out in Winner Notification;

7.1.2 the winner does not claim the Prize by the date and in accordance with the instructions set out in Claim Period; or

7.1.3 the winner forfeits the Prize,

then in each case, ACU may, at its sole discretion: a) award the Prize to the next best Eligible Entry, and the alternate winner will be notified that they have won a Prize in the same manner as specified in Winner Notification; or b) retain the Prize.

8. Privacy and Publicity

8.1 You acknowledge that ACU may collect, store and use personal information in order to conduct the Competition (including notifying winners) and for related marketing, promotional, publicity and profiling purposes.

8.2 ACU will use and handle your personal information in accordance with its Privacy Policy, available at (as updated from time to time).

8.3 By entering the Competition you acknowledge and agree:

8.3.1 to ACU disclosing your personal information to third parties, including agents, contractors and Australian regulatory authorities (as required); and

8.3.2 in the event the you are a winner:

(a) that ACU may publish or cause to be published your name and locality in any media, as required under the relevant State or Territory laws; and

(b) if requested by ACU, to participate and co-operate in any editorial, promotional and publicity activities relating to the Competition, and consent to ACU using your name and photos in such materials which may be published in hard copy or online.

9. Intellectual Property

9.1 All entries remain the property of each entrant.

9.2 By entering in this Competition, you:

9.2.1 grant to ACU an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide and transferrable licence to use, copy, modify, adapt, make derivative works of and reproduce any content and materials (Materials) provided as part of your entry for promotion, marketing or publicity purposes; and

9.2.2 unconditionally and irrevocably consent to any act or omission that would otherwise infringe any of your moral rights in the Materials and waive all moral rights in the Materials.

10. Liability and Warranty

10.1 If for any reason the Competition (or any aspect of it) is not capable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of ACU, including but not limited to vandalism, power failures, tempests, natural disasters, acts of God, civil unrest, strike, war, act of terrorism, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud or technical failures, ACU reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to:

10.1.1 disqualify any entrant (whether or not an Eligible Entrant); and/or

10.1.2 modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the Competition,

without liability to any person for any costs, loss or damage whatsoever arising out of, or in connection with, such action.

10.2 To the maximum extent permitted by law, ACU takes no responsibility for:

10.2.1 lost, delayed, damaged, undelivered, misdirected or unreceived Prizes; and

10.2.2 late, lost, incorrectly submitted or misdirected, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries,

and reserves the right to take any action that may be available.

10.3 Nothing in these Terms restricts, excludes or modifies (or purports to restrict, exclude or modify) any statutory consumer rights under any applicable law, including the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (Non-Excludable Guarantees).

10.4 Except for any liability that cannot by law be excluded, including the Non-Excludable Guarantees, ACU is not responsible for and exclude all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss, expense or damage (including loss of opportunity), whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising out of or in connection with this Competition or the Prizes, including: a) the entrant’s participation in the Competition, including undertaking any activity in or connected with their entry into the Competition; b) any theft, unauthorised access or third party interference; c) any entry that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by ACU) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of ACU, including failure of an entry to be received by the ACU on account of technical problems or traffic congestion; d) any publication of any material, including any statements made by any staff member, journalist, other entrants or any other person; e) any problem or technical difficulties or malfunction of any computer equipment, software, internet connection (whether or not under ACU’s control), any injury or damage to the entrant's or any other person's computer software related to or resulting from participation in this Competition; f) any variation in Prize value to that stated in these Terms; g) any tax liability incurred by a winner; or h) use of a Prize.

11. General

11.1 ACU may, in its sole discretion and at any time, update, change or modify these Terms. Such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to

11.2 If there is a dispute concerning the conduct of the Competition, the decision of ACU is final and binding on each Eligible Entrant and no correspondence will be entered into.

11.3 Failure by ACU to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

11.4 The Terms are governed by the laws of New South Wales. The parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales.

11.5 Any queries regarding the Competition should be directed to the person listed in Competition Contact Details.

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