About the Contest:??When Koala Meets Panda?? 2019 China-Australia Youth Short Video Contest

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The ??When Koala Meets Panda?? 2019 China-Australia Youth Short Video Contest is coming. Initiated by the Consulate General of the PRC in Brisbane and organized by People??s Daily Online Australia, this short video contest aims to enhance the connection between China and Australia, as well as deepen the mutual understanding and establish a cultural bond between young people from these two countries.

This year, Australian youths and Chinese international students are required to create videos with the theme of ??HELLO CHINA?? and ??HELLO AUSTRALIA?? respectively. 2019 is also the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People??s Republic of China, and the participants are encouraged to film the videos which can show the significant development of China in the past years. Entries should be uploaded onto social media and the official website of the contest.

??Koala?? represents Australian youths and Australian society while ??Panda?? symbolises China or any Chinese elements related. ??Meet?? means a personal perspective, through which we encourage participants to tell a story about their own understanding, their own experience or any story they heard about China or Australia.

The contest will be officially launched on August 1, 2019, and participants can start to upload their short videos via social media platforms. Finalists will be selected by People??s Daily Online Australia whilst the 4 individual awards will be selected by professional judges. The 4 individual awards include Best Story Award, Best Moment Award, Best Experience Award and Best Editing Award. According to the calculation of total views on Chinese social media platforms, the final award, ??Most Popular in China?? Award, will be determined and the winner will be invited to China for a one-week cultural exchange trip.

The contest is supported by the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University, Study Queensland, Brisbane City Council, Study Brisbane, China Cultural Centre (Sydney) and China National Tourist Office in Sydney.

Terms and Conditions:

1. Videos must under no circumstances contain any material which could be considered offensive, discriminatory, sexist, racist or affects the reputation of a person or organisation, and/or which alludes to political or religious issues or threatens public safety and orders.

2. The Organiser may reject any videos which contains materials contrary to clause 1 and may disqualify the Participant who submits the video from the completion.

3. The Organiser shall not be held responsible for any aspect of the competition unforeseen in these terms and conditions, or any event or circumstance beyond the Organiser??s control.

4. The Participant acknowledges and agrees that his/her video and associated personal information may be stored by the Organiser on an electronic database and may be used by the Organiser for the purpose of promoting or marketing of the competition without notice and without fees being paid to the Participant. The Organiser warrants that it will not use any personal information for any unlawful or unauthorized purpose or any purpose amounting to a breach of privacy of the Participant unless disclosed in these terms and conditions.

5. Upon participating in the competition, the Participant warrants that he/she:

a)is the copyright owner of the video or has obtained appropriate licence for the use of all copyright works and subject matters comprising the video;

b) guarantees that the video does not infringe on the privacy rights, copyright or any other rights of any person or entity;

c) grants the Organiser an irrevocable, royalty free, non-exclusive licence in perpetuity throughout the world to use, re-use, publish, re-publish the video, in whole or in part, through any medium, at present or in future;

d) has all necessary rights and licences to grant the licence set out in clause 5 (c);

e) will not make a claim against the Organiser in respect any rights or benefit that the Organiser otherwise entitles under the licence in clause 5 (c); and

f) is over 18 years of age and will assume full responsibility for the legal consequence of the video he/she provided.

6. The Participant acknowledges and agrees that the Organiser in conducting the completion will assume no responsibility for any breach by the Participant in respect of:

a) a warranty under clause 5;

b) any third party??s intellectual property or other rights; or

c) any law.

7. The Participant acknowledges and agrees that he/she will indemnity and kept the Organiser indemnified against any loss, damage, costs or expense incurred by the Organiser arising out of or in connection with the Participant??s breach of matters as described in clause 6 (a) ?C (c).

8. The Organiser reserves the right to remove or amend these conditions without prior notice to the Participant and shall under no circumstance be liable for any claims of damages arising from the removal or amendment of conditions under this clause 8.

9. For Participant who has been awarded with the ??Most Popular in China Award??, the ??1-week cultural trip to China?? will be limited to two persons from the winning team. The Participant acknowledges that he/she is aware of and agrees with this condition upon entry of the competition.

10. The Organiser reserves the right of final decision and interpretation should any disputes about the meaning of these terms and conditions arises. 

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