Terms and Conditions

MY RØDE REEL 2018

“Terms and conditions updated 24 July 2018”

  1. Instructions on how to enter the My RØDE Reel 2018 competition (“the Competition”) and details regarding the Competition contained herein form part of these Terms and Conditions. Entry into and participation in this Competition is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. This Competition is not valid in conjunction with any other offer, competition or promotion by RØDE.
  2. The Competition is free to enter and open to any person, subject to paragraph 3 below, except employees of RØDE and residents of North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. The Competition will be void in any other jurisdiction where it is prohibited.
  3. Minors are entitled to enter the Competition, provided they have the consent of a parent or guardian to enter and participate in the Competition, and provide that parent or guardian’s details upon entry to the Competition for verification by RØDE. Entrants shall be considered as Minors for the purpose of the Competition if they are over the age of 13 years old and under the age of 20 years old if they are from Japan, Taiwan, Thailand or South Korea, and otherwise over the age of 13 years old and under the age of 18 years old.
  4. The Competition commences at 10.00 midday AEST on 1 April 2018 (“the Commencement Date”) and closes at 12.00 midday AEST on 31 July 2018 (the “Closing Date”) for all categories except The Pitch (Master Your Craft) category. Entries for The Pitch (Master Your Craft) category will be accepted through to 12.00 midday AEST on 15 September 2018 (which is the “Closing Date” for the The Pitch (Master Your Craft) category only). The period between the Commencement Date and the Closing Date shall be the Competition entry period (the “Competition Entry Period”).
  5. To participate in the Competition, Entrants must write, create, record and edit in a digital video format the following original films:
    1. A Short Film, of either:
      1. a minimum of 15 seconds and a maximum of 30 seconds in the TVC category; or
      2. a minimum of 60 seconds and a maximum of 3 minutes in duration in all other categories; of content of the Entrant’s choosing (the “Short Film”); and
    2. A video, of a minimum of 60 seconds and a maximum of 3 minutes in duration, of the “Behind The Scenes” making of the Short Film that must show a RØDE product being used in the production of the Short Film (the “BTS Film”). The BTS Film must feature original footage of an actual (not photo or image) RØDE product and its use in the production of the Short Film. RØDE in its sole discretion shall decide on what constitutes a “Behind The Scenes” film of the making of the Short Film, and any such decision of RØDE shall be final.
  6. The Short Film and the BTS Film must not have been entered previously in past “My RØDE Reel” competitions, and the Entrant must own the whole of the copyright in the Short Film and the BTS Film. In circumstances where the Short Film and BTS Film or parts thereof are derived from or contain images, sounds or material from an existing work, the Entrants must have obtained written copyright clearance from the owner of that existing work for the use of that existing work which must be produced to RØDE on demand. In circumstances where the Short Film and BTS Film or parts thereof contain images of persons, locations, marks, trademarks and any other images which would require permission for their use, the Entrants must have received appropriate written releases for their use which must be produced to RØDE on demand. The Entrant shall indemnify RØDE is respect of any and all liability arising from any infringement of any rights whatsoever that may arise in respect of the Short Film and/or the BTS Film, and RØDE reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant who does not comply with the conditions set out in this clause.
  7. The Short Film and BTS Film must not defame any person or entity, or be disparaging to any religion, race, or nation, or contain language that is lewd, obscene or inappropriate, or use any copyrights, images, marks, trademarks or logos for which the Entrant has not obtained permission for their use. RØDE reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant who does not comply with the conditions set out in this clause.
  8. The Short Film and the BTS Film must use the “My RØDE Reel” title card, which will be provided by RØDE as a download from the My RØDE Reel website, as the first shot, for a minimum of three (3) seconds.
  9. The Entrant shall be the one individual person most responsible for the creation, filming, producing and editing of the Short Film and the BTS Film.
  10. To enter the Competition, after the Commencement Date and prior to the Closing Date, the Entrant must first register their interest in the Competition by accessing the website www.myrodereel.com and entering their email address. RØDE shall then forward to the Entrant the Competition Entry Pack within one day of receipt of their entry, which will contain entry instructions and the title card.
  11. The Entrant shall then proceed to create the Short Film and BTS Film. Once the Short Film and the BTS Film have been completed and prior to the Closing Date, the Entrant shall:
    1. For all entrants other than entrants who reside in China, visit the YouTube website, upload the Short Film and the BTS Film to YouTube adding ‘My RØDE Reel’ to the Short Film name and the BTS Film name, and follow YouTube’s required steps to submit the Short Film and the BTS Film. Entrants must comply with any applicable rules of YouTube for this purpose;
    2. For all entrants who reside in China, visit the YouKu website, upload the Short Film and the BTS Film to YouKu adding ‘My RØDE Reel’ to the Short Film name and the BTS Film name, and follow YouKu’s required steps to submit the Short Film and the BTS Film. Entrants must comply with any applicable rules of YouKu for this purpose;
    3. Thereafter and prior to the Closing Date, the Entrant must access the Competition Entry Page at the website www.myrodereel.com, and complete the Competition Entry Form by entering the details required therein in full, including but not limited to the full name of the Entrant, the gender of the Entrant, the address of the Entrant and other contact details required, the YouTube or YouKu links to the Short Film and the BTS Film, the genre of the Short Film and any other information requested therein;
    4. The Entrant shall then receive an email confirming receipt of their entry by RØDE, and stating that the acceptance of their entry by RØDE is subject to moderation of their entry by RØDE in its sole discretion;
    5. RØDE shall aim to moderate each entry within forty-eight (48) hours of receipt, but moderation may take longer due to the volume of entries from time to time;
    6. If the entry is accepted by RØDE following moderation, the Entrant shall receive a confirmation email of the acceptance of their entry, and RØDE shall provide the Entrant with a link to share their entry on the www.myrodereel.com website for voting purposes; and
    7. If the entry is not accepted by RØDE following moderation, the Entrant shall receive an email from RØDE to the effect that it has not been accepted, the reasons for this, and details for the re-submission of their entry once any defects in their entry have been rectified to the satisfaction of RØDE.
  12. Entrants must complete all of the steps itemized in paragraphs 10 and 11, to the satisfaction of RØDE in its sole discretion, within the Competition Entry Period. RØDE will only accept entries made outside the Entry Period at its discretion.
  13. By entering the Competition, Entrants acknowledge, agree and declare that they are aware that their participation is entirely at their own risk and that they hereby waive, surrender and relinquish in favour of RØDE all claims of any nature and howsoever arising (including as a result of negligence) which but for this waiver, surrender and relinquishment they may or otherwise have against RØDE either directly or indirectly arising out of their participation in the Competition.
  14. By entering the Competition, Entrants hereby warrant that all information submitted is true, current and complete. Any Entrants who have supplied incomplete, inaccurate or fraudulent information may be automatically disqualified. RØDE reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant if RØDE has reasonable grounds to believe that an Entrant has breached any of these terms and conditions or has tampered with the Competition process. Failure by RØDE to enforce any of its rights at any stage of the Competition does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
  15. Incomplete, indecipherable or illegible entries will be deemed invalid. Entrants bear all responsibility to ensure that their entry is complete and legible, and that their Short Film and BTS Film is submitted in the correct format and clearly visible and audible.
  16. Entrants are entitled to submit an unlimited number or entries, provided that each entry must comply with the entry provisions set out in paragraphs 10 to 15 inclusive.
  17. The costs of entering the Competition shall be borne solely by the Entrant.
  18. The Entrant grants to RØDE a nonexclusive, irrevocable license to RØDE to publish their Short Film and BTS Film in full on the RØDE website and communicate their Short Film and BTS Film to the public in the territory of the world, and in full or in part in any other promotional material of RØDE, for the purposes of the Competition.
  19. Following the Closing Date, the entries to the Competition shall be judged in the following distinct categories:
    1. The Judges’ Film Category;
    2. The Peoples’ Choice Category;
    3. The BTS – Entertainment Category;
    4. The BTS – Educational Category;
    5. The Young Filmmaker Category;
    6. The Female Filmmaker Category;
    7. The Pitch (Master Your Craft) Category;
    8. The Best Sound Design Category;
    9. The Best Soundtrack Category;
    10. The Best Cinematography Category;
    11. The Best Art Direction Category;
    12. The Best Location Category;
    13. The Best Acting Category;
    14. The Best Visual Effects Category;
    15. The Best Cameraphone Category;
    16. The Best Vlog Category;
    17. The Best TVC Category;
    18. The Best Virtual Reality Category;
    19. The Best Documentary Category;
    20. The Best Non-English Film Category;
    21. The Best Comedy Category;
    22. The Best Action Category;
    23. The Best Sci-Fi Category;
    24. The Best Drama Category;
    25. The Best Music Video Category;
    26. The Best Horror Category;
    27. The Best Regional Category – Japan;
    28. The Best Regional Category – China;
    29. The Best Regional Category – South Korea; and
    30. The Best Regional Category – India
  20. One Entrant will be chosen as the winner for each category itemized in paragraph 19 above. The same Entrant may be chosen as winner of two or more of the categories itemized in paragraph 19 above.
  21. The winner of the Judges’ Film Category shall be determined as follows:
    1. A judging panel of industry experts shall be appointed by RØDE in its sole discretion;
    2. After the Closing Date, RØDE shall determine a shortlist of the best Short Films;
    3. The judging panel shall view the Short Films on the shortlist determined by RØDE;
    4. By midday AEST on 7 September 2018, the judging panel shall determine the winner of this category in the judging panel’s sole discretion;
    5. The judging shall be based only on the subjective personal opinions of the judging panel and shall be final;
    6. RØDE accepts no liability for the decisions made by the judging panel, and no correspondence will be entered into in this regard;
    7. RØDE shall announce the winner of this category within twenty-four (24) hours of the determination of the winner on the www.myrodereel.com website, RØDE’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and by email to the winner; and
    8. The winner shall be entitled to receive the Judges’ Film Category Prize Pack.
  22. The winner of the People’s Choice Category shall be determined as follows:
    1. Any time after the Commencement Date and until 12.00 midday AEST on 5 September 2018 (the “Voting End Time”), any person may vote for their favourite Short Film that has been entered into the Competition by accessing the internet and logging their vote at www.myrodereel.com via their Facebook, Google or Weibo account, or their email address. Each person may only vote for one Short Film entry. Only one vote per entry, per IP address will be accepted by RØDE, and RØDE reserves the right to cancel any vote in circumstances where there is in RØDE’s opinion any irregularity in the voting process;
    2. The ongoing votes registered for each entry shall not be made available by RØDE, but the ongoing cumulative ranking of each entry shall be displayed on the website www.myrodereel.com;
    3. All voting will be completed by the end of the Voting End Time, and no votes submitted after the Voting End Time will be accepted by RØDE;
    4. The winner of this category shall be the entry with the most votes as at Voting End Time;
    5. In circumstances where there are two or more entries that have tied as the most votes at the Voting End Time, RØDE shall announce and extend the votes for 24 hours until 12.00 midday AEST on 6 September 2018 (the “Extended Voting End Time”) for the tied entries only, and the winner shall be the entry with the most number of votes at the Extended Voting End Time;
    6. In circumstances where there are two or more entries that have tied as the most votes at the Extended Voting End Time, RØDE shall announce and extend the votes for successive 24 hour periods thereafter for the tied entries until the winner with the most number of individual votes can be determined (the “Further Extended Voting End Time”);
    7. No correspondence will be entered into regarding the Voting Process;
    8. RØDE shall announce the winner of this category within 24 hours of the Voting End Time, the Extended Voting End Time, or the Further Extended Voting End Time, as the case may be, on the www.myrodereel.com website, RØDE’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and by email to the winner; and
    9. The winner shall be entitled to receive the People’s Choice Category Prize Pack.
  23. The winner of the BTS – Entertainment Category shall be determined as follows:
    1. After the Closing Date, representatives appointed by RØDE with appropriate qualifications shall view all of the BTS – Entertainment films as entered by the Entrants;
    2. By midday AEST on 3 September 2018, the appointed representatives of RØDE shall determine the winner of this category in their sole discretion, and inform RØDE of their decision;
    3. The judging shall be based only on the subjective personal opinions of the RØDE representatives and shall be final;
    4. RØDE will not enter into any correspondence in regards to the judging process;
    5. RØDE shall announce the winner of this category within twenty-four (24) hours of the determination of the winner on the www.myrodereel.com website, RØDE’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and by email to the winner; and
    6. The winner shall be entitled to receive the BTS – Entertainment Category Prize Pack.
  24. The winner of the BTS – Educational Category shall be determined as follows:
    1. After the Closing Date, representatives appointed by RØDE with appropriate qualifications shall view all of the BTS – Educational films as entered by the Entrants;
    2. By midday AEST on 3 September 2018, the appointed representatives shall determine the winner of this category in their sole discretion, and inform RØDE of their decision;
    3. The judging shall be based only on the subjective personal opinions of the RØDE representatives and shall be final;
    4. RØDE will not enter into any correspondence in regards to the judging process;
    5. RØDE shall announce the winner of this category within twenty-four (24) hours of the determination of the winner on the www.myrodereel.com website, RØDE’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and by email to the winner; and
    6. The winner shall be entitled to receive the BTS – Educational Category Prize Pack.
  25. The winner of the Young Filmmaker Category shall be determined as follows:
    1. After the Closing Date, representatives appointed by RØDE with appropriate qualifications shall view all of the Short Films submitted by entrants under 18 years of age at the time of submitting the entry;
    2. By midday AEST on 3 September 2018, the appointed representatives shall determine the winner of this category in their sole discretion, and inform RØDE of their decision;
    3. The judging shall be based only on the subjective personal opinion of RØDE appointed representatives and shall be final;
    4. RØDE will not enter into any correspondence in regards to the judging process;
    5. RØDE shall announce the winner of this category within twenty-four (24) hours of the determination of the winner on the www.myrodereel.com website, RØDE’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and by email to the winner; and
    6. The winner shall be entitled to receive the Young Filmmaker Category Prize Pack.
  26. The winner of the Female Filmmaker Category shall be determined as follows:
    1. After the Closing Date, representatives appointed by RØDE with appropriate qualifications shall view all of the Short Films submitted by entrants who are female;
    2. By midday AEST on 3 September 2018, the appointed representatives shall determine the winner of this category in their sole discretion, and inform RØDE of their decision;
    3. The judging shall be based only on the subjective personal opinion of RØDE appointed representatives and shall be final;
    4. RØDE will not enter into any correspondence in regards to the judging process;
    5. RØDE shall announce the winner of this category within twenty-four (24) hours of the determination of the winner on the www.myrodereel.com website, RØDE’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and by email to the winner; and
    6. The winner shall be entitled to receive the Female Filmmaker Category Prize Pack.
  27. The winner of the The Pitch (Master Your Craft) Category shall be determined as follows:
    1. After the extended Closing Date of September 15, representatives appointed by RØDE with appropriate qualifications shall view all of the Short Films submitted under The Pitch (Master Your Craft) category, during the online submission process;
    2. The appointed representatives may thereafter take such additional steps and request such additional information from Entrants as they consider reasonable to determine a winner, which may include conducting interviews with shortlisted Entrants;
    3. The appointed representatives shall determine the winner of this category in their sole discretion, and inform RØDE of their decision;
    4. The judging shall be based only on the subjective personal opinion of RØDE’s appointed representatives and shall be final;
    5. RØDE will not enter into any correspondence in regards to the judging process;
    6. RØDE shall announce the winner of this category within twenty-four (24) hours of the determination of the winner on the www.myrodereel.com website, RØDE’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and by email to the winner; and
    7. The winner shall be entitled to receive the Pitch (Master Your Craft) Prize Pack.
    8. Additional terms and conditions apply to the Pitch (Master Your Craft) Category, which supplement these terms and conditions. To view the additional terms and conditions for the Pitch (Master Your Craft) Category, click here
  28. The winners of each of the technical categories listed at paragraph 19(h) to 19(o) (the “Technical Categories”) shall be determined by RØDE as follows:
    1. After the Closing Date, representatives appointed by RØDE with appropriate qualifications shall view all of the Short Films entered by the Entrants;
    2. By midday AEST on 29 August 2018, the appointed representatives shall determine the winners of each of the Technical Categories in their sole discretion, and inform RØDE of their decision;
    3. The judging shall be based only on the subjective personal opinion of RØDE’s appointed representatives and shall be final;
    4. RØDE will not enter into any correspondence in regards to the judging process;
    5. RØDE shall announce the winner of each of the Technical Categories within twenty-four (24) hours of the determination of each winner on the www.myrodereel.com website, RØDE’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and by email to each winner and
    6. The winner of each of the Technical Categories shall be entitled to receive the respective Technical Category Prize Pack.
  29. The winners of each of the genre categories listed at paragraph 19(p) to 19(z) (the “Genre Categories”) shall be determined by RØDE as follows:
    1. After the Closing Date, representatives appointed by RØDE with appropriate qualifications shall view all of the Short Films entered by the Entrants;
    2. By midday AEST on 30 August 2018, the appointed representatives shall determine the winners of each of the Genre Categories in their sole discretion, and inform RØDE of their decision;
    3. The judging shall be based only on the subjective personal opinion of RØDE’s appointed representatives and shall be final;
    4. RØDE will not enter into any correspondence in regards to the judging process;
    5. RØDE shall announce the winner of each of the Genre Categories within twenty-four (24) hours of the determination of each winner on the www.myrodereel.com website, RØDE’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and by email to each winner; and
    6. The winners of each of the Genre Categories shall be entitled to receive the respective Genre Category Prize Pack.
  30. The winners of each of the Regional Categories listed at paragraph 19 (aa) to 19 (dd) (the “Regional Categories”) shall be determined by RØDE as follows:
    1. The Short Film from each regional country will be eligible if the IP address from which the Competition Entry Form is submitted is identified to be from that regional country, the Short Film and BTS Film are filmed in that regional country and that regional country is elected in the Competition Entry Form.
    2. After the Closing Date, representatives appointed by RØDE with appropriate qualifications shall view all of the Short Films entered by the Entrants from each regional country;
    3. By midday AEST on 31 August 2018, the appointed representatives shall determine the winner of each of the Regional Categories in their sole discretion, and inform RØDE of their decision;
    4. The judging shall be based only on the subjective personal opinion of RØDE’s appointed representatives and shall be final;
    5. RØDE will not enter into any correspondence in regards to the judging process;
    6. RØDE shall announce the winner of each of the Regional Categories within twenty-four (24) hours of the determination of each winner on the www.myrodereel.com website, by email to each winner; and
    7. The winners of each of the Regional Categories shall be entitled to receive the respective Regional Category Prize Pack.
  31. The Prizes for each category are listed under the Prizes page on www.myrodereel.com. The total value of the My RØDE Reel 2018 prize pool is approximately $1 million AUD.
  32. RØDE reserves the right to award further Prizes or Prize Packs to winners, or to alter the content of any Prize Pack in whole or in part at any time, whether by adding or removing Prizes. Any changes in the Prizes or the content of the Prize Packs shall be notified by RØDE from time to time as the case may be.
  33. The Prize Packs on offer in the Competition, in full or in part, are non-transferable, non-negotiable, non-refundable, are not redeemable for cash, and are subject to availability.
  34. All Prizes in each Prize Pack will be new and in their original packing with their applicable warranty. All electronic prizes will be in Australian specification by default, however RØDE will make reasonable efforts to provide prizes in the specification of the winner’s country.
  35. The first 1500 entrants accepted by RØDE pursuant to paragraph 11 above shall be entitled to receive a free ‘My RØDE Reel’ T-Shirt. RØDE shall not be liable for any delays in delivery of the t-shirts. RØDE shall not be liable for duty and import costs for shipping of the T-Shirts. Any duty of other import costs for the T-Shirts shall be paid by the Entrants.
  36. RØDE shall make reasonable efforts to deliver the Prize Packs to their respective winners at each winner’s address specified in the Competition Entry Form within six (6) weeks of 6 September 2018. RØDE shall not be liable for any delays in delivery of the Prize Packs. All shipping costs for the Prize Packs to the winners’ address shall be paid by RØDE. Any duty of other import costs for the Prize Packs shall be paid by the winners. For the winner of the Young Filmmaker Category, or where the winner in any category is a Minor, the Prize Pack shall be delivered to the parent or guardian nominated by the Entrant.
  37. RØDE shall not be liable for any tax payable on the value of a Prize Pack in a winner’s country, and any tax payable shall be borne by each winner. Where required by law, RØDE shall inform the local taxation authorities of the Prizes received by the winners.
  38. Each winner agrees to participate in reasonable post-competition publicity for RØDE at RØDE’s expense, including but not limited to their attendance for interviews, photographs, videos and any other promotional activity specified by RØDE, and grant a nonexclusive, irrevocable licence to RØDE to use their name, biographical details, photographs, videos, likenesses and any other information regarding the winner deemed appropriate for use by RØDE for any promotional and marketing purposes by RØDE for a period of one (1) year from the Closing Date.
  39. Each Entrant warrants that he or she has no other agreements or arrangements with any third parties relating to the performance, service, image, name or likeness and/or other rights that may interfere with his or her entry into the Competition and the execution of his or her obligations as the winner in this Competition.
  40. The terms and conditions of a related third-party supplier or suppliers of prizes may apply and shall be accepted by the winner or winners.
  41. If this 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 RØDE, RØDE 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.
  42. Any cost associated with accessing the Competition website is the Entrant's responsibility and is dependent on the Internet service provider used. RØDE makes no guarantee of the availability of its web services and will not be held responsible for interruption of service that may interfere with the ability to participate in the Competition.
  43. Except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law, RØDE (including its officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of this Competition, including, but not limited to, where arising out of the following: (a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under RØDE's control); (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 RØDE) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of RØDE; (d) any variation in the type and specifications of the prizes to that stated in these Terms and Conditions; (e) any prize that has not been received by the claimant after dispatch by RØDE; (f) any prize that has been damaged in transit; (g) any tax liability incurred by an Entrant; or (h) use of the prizes.
  44. RØDE collects personal information of the Entrants in order to conduct the Competition and may, for this purpose, disclose such information to third parties, including but not limited to agents, contractors, service providers, prize suppliers and as required by law, to Australian or other regulatory authorities. Entry to the Competition is conditional on providing this personal information, and the Entrant must consent to the use of their personal information for the purposes of the Competition. RØDE may, for an indefinite period, and provided that the Entrant has not withdrawn their consent, use the information for promotional, marketing, publicity, research and/or profiling purposes, including sending electronic messages or telephoning the Entrant. The Entrant may opt out of any promotional, marketing, publicity, research and/or profiling conducted by RØDE using their personal information at any time by giving RØDE notice of their intention to opt out. RØDE shall maintain all personal information in accordance with its Privacy Policy set out at http://www.rode.com/privacypolicy. Entrants should direct any request to access, update or correct information to RØDE.
  45. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New South Wales, Australia. Entrants agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of New South Wales, Australia. RØDE shall comply with any laws applicable in the location where the Competition is held.
  46. RØDE hereby reserves the right to change, suspend or cancel the Competition, or to change these terms and conditions, by notice on the RØDE website. RØDE shall not be required to specify any reasons for the changes and shall not incur any liability as a result.

The Promoter of this Competition is Freedman Electronics Pty Limited (ABN 91 000 576 483) t/as RØDE Microphones of 107 Carnarvon Street, Silverwater NSW 2128 AUSTRALIA

ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE Pitch (Master Your Craft) CATEGORY

These terms and conditions apply in addition to, and are to be read in conjunction with, the My RØDE Reel 2018 Terms and Conditions.

  1. The winner of the Pitch (Master Your Craft) Category, in addition to winning the Pitch (Master Your Craft) Category Prize Pack, will be offered the opportunity to work as a member of the RØDE in-house video production crew for up to 12 months.
  2. The position will be paid a salary of at least AUD $40,000 per annum, pro rata for periods of less than 12 months. RØDE will cover return economy class airfares from the airport nearest to the winner’s home to Sydney, Australia. RØDE, at its discretion may provide living expenses, including accommodation, food, local transport to and from work, medical insurance and reasonable spending money. The details of how the reasonable living expenses will be paid, and what will be covered, will be discussed with the winner prior to the winner accepting the prize. The winner will be responsible for all legal and tax liabilities that may arise as a result of them accepting the prize.
  3. The position will be based at RØDE’s Australia HQ, in Silverwater, Sydney. It will be full time, with normal work hours 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. There may be some requirements to work in the evening or at weekends as specific projects demand. The winner will be eligible for up to 20 annual leave days over 12 months, pro rata if the winner is working at RØDE for less than 12 months.
  4. The exact duties and position will depend on the skills and experience of the winner, but could be expected to include video pre-production, assistant camera operator or camera operator, sound recordist, boom operator, editor or editor’s assistant, archiving, file management, set ‘runner’, location scouting, research, artist liaison as well as other tasks directly related to the function of RØDE’s in-house video production team. Structured training opportunities may also be included as part of the prize.
  5. If the winner does not have eligibility to live and work in Australia, RØDE will assist the winner in applying for an appropriate Australian working visa, including any necessary nomination. There are a number of different visa types that may apply, but note that they have different eligibility requirements and maximum stay periods. This means that the actual period the winner is a part of the RØDE team in Australia may be less than 12 months, as determined by the visa type they are eligible for. Note that some of the visa types are dependent on factors such as age, nationality, relevant educational or work experience, English language ability and other such factors.
  6. RØDE will pay for any Australian visa application fees that may apply, but will not be responsible for any local fees that may be payable to obtain documentation needed as part of the visa application process (for example, but not limited to, passport application fees, police checks, character references, medical certificates etc).
  7. If the winner is not currently eligible to work in Australia and does not qualify for any of the Australian visa types that would allow them to work in Australia as part of the RØDE team, then the winner will forfeit that part of the prize. RØDE may, at its discretion, offer this part of the prize to the second placed winner in the Pitch (Master Your Craft) Category, and so on further down the list.
  8. Note that the likely eligibility of entrants for an Australian work visa may be considered as part of the judging criteria for the Pitch (Master Your Craft) Category.
  9. The winner will be required to enter into a maximum term employment contract with Freedman Electronics Pty Limited t/as RØDE Microphones to cover their period working at RØDE, or such other appropriate arrangement depending on the type of engagement permitted by the visa category under which the winner is eligible to work in Australia. The employment contract will cover details such as hours of work and expected conduct. Any breach of the employment contract that may occur whilst the winner is working at RØDE may lead to the employment contract being terminated, as set out in more detail in the employment contract itself. If the the employment contract is terminated early, RØDE shall from that point forward only be responsible to pay for flights to enable the winner to return to the winner’s home airport, and any other expenses that may arise due to such early termination shall be the responsibility of the winner.
  10. Whilst in Australia, the winner must abide by all applicable local laws and regulations, and must ensure that they comply with the terms and requirements of the visa under which they become eligible to work at RØDE. Any fines, legal costs or sanctions that may arise owing to the winner failing to abide by local laws, regulations and the terms of their visa shall be the sole responsibility of the winner.
  11. The winner agrees to take part in publicity and promotion relating to the competition and to the prize as required by RØDE. RØDE will meet any incidental expenses incurred during any such activity.
  12. RØDE reserves the right to not appoint a winner to The Pitch (Master Your Craft) category if, in its sole opinion, no suitable candidates for the prize are available from the pool of entrants for ‘the Pitch’ (Master Your Craft) category.

Offer Terms and Conditions: My RØDE Reel 2018 – VideoMicro April Giveaway

  1. This offer is open to any person who is eligible to enter the My RØDE Reel 2018 Competition in accordance with the My RØDE Reel 2018 Competition Terms and Conditions (“Competition T&Cs”). These terms and conditions supplement the Competition T&Cs, and your participation in this offer is subject to you complying with the Competition T&Cs. Words which are capitalised and not defined in these offer terms have the meaning given to them in the Competition T&Cs.
  2. RØDE will supply one (1) x RØDE VideoMicro (the “Gift”) to each Entrant to the My RØDE Reel 2018 Competition who meets the following criteria (the “Eligibility Criteria”):
    1. The Entrant must submit a valid entry to the My RØDE Reel 2018 Competition (including by uploading a Short Film and the a BTS Film, and completing the online Entry Form, in accordance with the Competition T&Cs) by no later than 11:59pm AEST on 30 April 2018 (“Offer Closing Date”); and
    2. The entry must subsequently be accepted by RØDE following the moderation process describe in the Competition T&Cs (which may take place after the Closing Date). If:
      1. your Short Film and/or BTS Film is initially rejected by RØDE following moderation;
      2. you re-submit the Short Film and/or BTS Film (as applicable) within 48 hours of being notified of the rejection; and
      3. your Short Film and/or BTS Film is subsequently accepted by RØDE following that resubmission,
      then you will have met this criterion in paragraph 2.b; and
    3. the entry must otherwise meet all the eligibility requirements set out in the Competition T&Cs.
  3. Each Entrant may submit as many entries as they like to the My RØDE Reel 2018 competition, however RØDE will only supply one (1) Gift to each Entrant who meets the Eligibility Criteria, regardless of the number of entries that Entrant has submitted before the Offer Closing Date. For example, if an Entrant submits five (5) entries that meet the Eligibility Criteria, RØDE will only supply one (1) Gift to that Entrant.
  4. This offer is limited to the first 150 Entrants who meet the Eligibility Criteria. RØDE will make reasonable efforts to publicise that this offer has closed if RØDE becomes aware that 150 Entrants have met the Eligibility Criteria before the Offer Closing Date.
  5. RØDE will make reasonable efforts to despatch the Gift to each Entrant who has met the Eligibility Criteria to that Entrant’s address specified in the My RØDE Reel 2018 Competition Entry Form within six (6) weeks of the Offer Closing Date. RØDE shall not be liable for any delays in delivery of the Gift.
  6. All shipping costs for the Gift to the Entrant’s address shall be paid by RØDE. However, in some countries, relevant authorities may impose duty or other import fees on the recipient of the Gift. Any such duty of other import fees payable in respect of the Gift shall be the responsibility of the Entrant.
  7. RØDE will not be liable for any tax payable on the value of the Gift in the Entrant’s country, and any tax payable shall be borne by each Entrant who receives a Gift. Where required by law, RØDE shall inform the local taxation authorities of the Gift received by the Entrant.
  8. The Gift is non-transferable, non-negotiable, non-refundable, are not redeemable for cash, and is subject to availability.
  9. RØDE reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time.

Offer Terms and Conditions: My RØDE Reel 2018 – VideoMicro May Giveaway

  1. This offer is open to any person who is eligible to enter the My RØDE Reel 2018 Competition in accordance with the My RØDE Reel 2018 Competition Terms and Conditions (“Competition T&Cs”). These terms and conditions supplement the Competition T&Cs, and your participation in this offer is subject to you complying with the Competition T&Cs. Words which are capitalised and not defined in these offer terms have the meaning given to them in the Competition T&Cs.
  2. RØDE will supply one (1) x RØDE VideoMicro (the “Gift”) to each Entrant to the My RØDE Reel 2018 Competition who meets the following criteria (the “Eligibility Criteria”):
    1. The Entrant must submit a valid entry to the My RØDE Reel 2018 Competition (including by uploading a Short Film and a BTS Film, and completing the online Entry Form, in accordance with the Competition T&Cs) by no later than 11:59pm AEST on 31 May 2018 (“Offer Closing Date”); and
    2. The Short Film must be entered into and meet the criteria for one of the following four categories:
      1. Vlog – first person narrative-vlog-style film;
      2. Virtual Reality – VR film using 360-degree camera;
      3. Cameraphone – film shot completely on a phone’s camera; OR
      4. Pitch (Master Your Craft) – film telling us why you’re a suitable candidate for the RØDE production crew, highlighting your skills, creativity and personality (refer to clause 27 of the My RØDE Reel 2018 terms and conditions)
      and meet the criteria for whichever of these four categories it has been entered in.
    3. The entry must subsequently be accepted by RØDE following the moderation process describe in the Competition T&Cs (which may take place after the Offer Closing Date). If:
      1. your Short Film and/or BTS Film is initially rejected by RØDE following moderation;
      2. you re-submit the Short Film and/or BTS Film (as applicable) within 48 hours of being notified of the rejection; and
      3. your Short Film and/or BTS Film is subsequently accepted by RØDE following that resubmission,
      then you will have met this criterion in paragraph 2.c; and
    4. the entry must otherwise meet all the eligibility requirements set out in the Competition T&Cs.
  3. Each Entrant may submit as many entries as they like to the My RØDE Reel 2018 competition, however RØDE will only supply one (1) Gift to each Entrant who meets the Eligibility Criteria under the VideoMicro May Giveaway, regardless of the number of entries that Entrant has submitted before the Offer Closing Date. For example, if an Entrant submits five (5) entries that meet the Eligibility Criteria, RØDE will only supply one (1) Gift to that Entrant.
  4. This offer is limited to the first 500 Entrants per category (maximum 2,000 Entrants in total) who meet the Eligibility Criteria. RØDE will make reasonable efforts to publicise that this offer has closed for a category if RØDE becomes aware that 500 Entrants have met the Eligibility Criteria for that category before the Offer Closing Date.
  5. Entrants are free to enter the VideoMicro May Giveaway even if they have previously entered and been awarded a Gift under VideoMicro April Giveaway, provided they submit a new Short Film and BTS Film for the VideoMicro May Giveaway and the entry meets the Eligibility Criteria in all other ways.
  6. RØDE will make reasonable efforts to despatch the Gift to each Entrant who has met the Eligibility Criteria to that Entrant’s address specified in the My RØDE Reel 2018 Competition Entry Form within six (6) weeks of the Offer Closing Date. RØDE shall not be liable for any delays in delivery of the Gift.
  7. All shipping costs for the Gift to the Entrant’s address shall be paid by RØDE. However, in some countries, relevant authorities may impose duty or other import fees on the recipient of the Gift. Any such duty of other import fees payable in respect of the Gift shall be the responsibility of the Entrant.
  8. RØDE will not be liable for any tax payable on the value of the Gift in the Entrant’s country, and any tax payable shall be borne by each Entrant who receives a Gift. Where required by law, RØDE shall inform the local taxation authorities of the Gift received by the Entrant.
  9. The Gift is non-transferable, non-negotiable, non-refundable, are not redeemable for cash, and is subject to availability.
  10. RØDE reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time.

Offer Terms and Conditions: My RØDE Reel 2018 – VideoMic Pro+ July Giveaway

  1. This offer is open to any person who is eligible to enter the My RØDE Reel 2018 Competition in accordance with the My RØDE Reel 2018 Competition Terms and Conditions (“Competition T&Cs”). These terms and conditions supplement the Competition T&Cs, and your participation in this offer is subject to you complying with the Competition T&Cs. Words which are capitalised and not defined in these offer terms have the meaning given to them in the Competition T&Cs.
  2. RØDE will supply one (1) x RØDE VideoMic Pro+ (the “Gift”) to an Entrant to the My RØDE Reel 2018 Competition for each entry submitted by that Entrant that meets the following criteria (the “Eligibility Criteria”):
    1. The Entrant must submit a valid entry to the My RØDE Reel 2018 Competition (including by uploading a Short Film and a BTS Film, and completing the online Entry Form, in accordance with the Competition T&Cs)
    2. The entry must subsequently be accepted by RØDE following the moderation process described in the Competition T&Cs
    3. The Short Film must then have received 100 or more votes through the My RØDE Reel website by July 15 11:59pm AEST ("Offer Closing Date")
    4. the entry must otherwise meet all the eligibility requirements set out in the Competition T&Cs.
  3. RØDE will supply an Entrant with one (1) Gift for each entry that meets the Eligibility Criteria. For example, if an Entrant submits five (5) entries, and all five (5) entries each meet the Eligibility Criteria by each receiving 100 or more votes by the Offer Closing Date, RØDE will supply five (5) Gifts to that Entrant (one (1) Gift per entry that meets the Eligibility Criteria).
  4. A person is only permitted to vote once in the 2018 My Rode Reel Competition, and to cast a vote the person must log into the My RØDE Reel website through a Facebook, Google, Webo or My RØDE Reel account. RØDE reserves the right to exclude any vote (a “Fraudulent Vote”) that RØDE believes, on reasonable grounds:
    1. has been cast by a person who has previously voted in the 2018 My RØDE Reel Competition (for example, because it appears the account used to cast the vote was created by or on behalf of the same person who has already cast a vote using a different account); or
    2. has been cast in a fraudulent manner; or
    3. otherwise breaches the one-vote-per-person requirement.
    RØDE further reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant from this offer if RØDE believes, on reasonable grounds, that the Entrant has been involved in the casting of a Fraudulent Vote.
  5. This offer is limited to the first 250 entries that meet the Eligibility Criteria. RØDE will make reasonable efforts to publicise that this offer has closed if RØDE becomes aware that 250 entries have met the Eligibility Criteria before the Offer Closing Date.
  6. Entrants are eligible to receive a Gift under this VideoMic Pro+ July Giveaway even if they have previously entered and been awarded a gift under VideoMicro April or May Giveaway, provided their Short Film receives 100 votes or more by the Offer Closing Date and the entry meets the Eligibility Criteria in all other ways.
  7. RØDE will make reasonable efforts to despatch the Gift to each Entrant whose entry has met the Eligibility Criteria to that Entrant’s address specified in the My RØDE Reel 2018 Competition Entry Form within six (6) weeks of the Offer Closing Date. RØDE shall not be liable for any delays in delivery of the Gift.
  8. All shipping costs for the Gift to the Entrant’s address shall be paid by RØDE. However, in some countries, relevant authorities may impose duty or other import fees on the recipient of the Gift. Any such duty of other import fees payable in respect of the Gift shall be the responsibility of the Entrant.
  9. RØDE will not be liable for any tax payable on the value of the Gift in the Entrant’s country, and any tax payable shall be borne by each Entrant who receives a Gift. Where required by law, RØDE shall inform the local taxation authorities of the Gift received by the Entrant.
  10. The Gift is non-transferable, non-negotiable, non-refundable, are not redeemable for cash, and is subject to availability.
  11. RØDE reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time.