Sing Sing East Competition 2019

Terms & Conditions

Before you enter the Sing Sing East Competition, read over the Terms & Conditions.

Competition Rules

  1. The Box Hill Institute YouTube competition to win recording studio time with a sound engineer at the Sing Sing East studio located at Box Hill Institute’s Creative Arts building, Melbourne, Australia (the "Competition"). 
  2. The Competition will be conducted and prizes awarded in accordance with these Competition Rules.
  3. The Competition is open to those aged over eighteen years old and from any band or solo artist ("You").
  4. Employees of Box Hill Institute ("BHI", "We"), or their family members, or anyone else connected with the Competition may not enter the Competition.
  5. To enter the Competition, You should upload video of your original song to YouTube with the tag line ‘This is my entry to win at #singsingeastboxhill”. 
  6. By entering the Competition, you are accepting these Competition Rules and also YouTube's terms of use and YouTube's Community Guidelines.
  7. If You have any questions on how to enter, please e-mail us at with "Box Hill Competition" in the subject line.
  8. When sending in your Competition entry, You must provide your name, age, your band or solo artist name, name of your entry song, telephone number, e-mail address, YouTube link to entry song, Facebook page, Instagram page, YouTube page (if you have one) and student number if a current or former Box Hill Institute student. We will only use this information in relation to the Competition (including checking your eligibility to enter it and announcing the winners) and will not use it for any other purposes whatsoever. We will not keep this information for longer than is necessary for the operation of the Competition.
  9. No restrictions on the amount of entries to the Competition.
  10. Your video must be your own work, must not be copied, must not contain any third party materials and/or content that You do not have permission to use and must not otherwise be obscene, defamatory or in breach of any applicable legislation or regulations. If We have reason to believe your video is not your own work or otherwise breaches this provision, then We reserve the right to not display or to cease to display your entry.
  11. The Competition will commence on Monday, 19 August 2019.
  12. We must receive your entry to the Competition by 11:59 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on Thursday, 19 September 2019. Entries received after this closing date will not be considered.

The Prizes

  1. You will compete for the following prizes:
    a.  Two (2) winners will each receive sixteen (16) hours studio time with an engineer worth approximately AU$2,400 each together (the "Studio Prize") 
  2. Entries by current BHI students and alumni will also be eligible to compete for the "The Judge’s Award". 
  3. Except as otherwise set these Competition Rules, You must pay all costs associated with your Competition entry and claiming the Studio Prize, including but not limited to airfares, hotel, per diem costs and transportation, travel and medical insurance.  
  4. The winner and runners up will be notified either by email or telephone on or shortly after Monday, 21 October 2019. At the time of notification, the winner will be given details of how to arrange the studio time part of the prize.
  5. The prizes cannot be exchanged or transferred by You and cannot be redeemed by You for cash or any other prizes. 
  6. We will substitute the prizes with other prizes of similar value in the event that the original prizes offered are not available. 

Picking the Winner and Runner Up

  1. The winning entry for the ‘People’s Vote’ will be picked on the basis of highest total number of views received during the period from 9:00am AEST on 20 September 2019 to 11:59pm AEST 14 October 2019. Views on entries received before 9:00am AEST on 20 September 2019 will not be considered.   
  2. The winning entry for ‘The Judge’s Award’ will be judged by a panel comprising of Sarah Guppy, Joel Ma and Ben Godding who will be looking for originality, innovation and creativity as well as basic music ability.
  3. All winning entries will be announced on BHI Music Facebook page on Monday, 21 October 2019 or (if BHI needs to delay this publication for any reason) at a later date.
  4. The decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Publishing the Winning Entry

  1. The winning entry will be shown on BHI Music Facebook page from Monday, 21 October 2019.  
  2. You own the copyright to your Competition entry as its author. You represent and warrant that you are 18 years of age or older and have (and will continue to have during the duration of the Competition) all necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions which are required to enable BHI and YouTube to use your Competition entry and that the entry is your own original work, that it is not defamatory, obscene and that it shall not infringe any third party rights including, without limitation, privacy. You will provide evidence of such on our reasonable request. We reserve the right not to display or to cease to display your Competition entry for any or no reason including, without limitation, if we deem that your entry is in breach of this paragraph 24 or is in breach of any applicable law or regulation or otherwise may create a liability for BHI.
  3. By submitting an entry to the Competition, You give BHI:
    a. permission for your entry to be broadcast on the BHI website, the YouTube website and grant BHI royalty-free, worldwide licence to publish, copy, reproduce, adapt, modify and distribute your Competition entry in electronic format for any purpose; and
    b. the right to use your name, age and town or city of residence for the sole purpose of identifying You as the author of your entry.

Other Rules

  1. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted.
  2. We take no responsibility for entries that are lost, delayed, misdirected or incomplete or cannot be delivered or entered for any technical or other reason. Proof of delivery of the entry is not proof of receipt.
  3. No purchase is necessary.
  4. To be eligible to enter You must like and follow BHI Music Facebook page and BHI Music Instagram page @boxhillmusic. 
  5. You must use hashtag #singsingeastboxhill when sharing your Competition entry on social media.
  6. The winner and runners up may be required for promotional activity.
  7. Nothing in these Competition Rules shall exclude the liability of BHI for death, personal injury, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation as a result of its negligence.
  8. BHI accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by You as a result of entering the Competition or accepting the prize. BHI further disclaims liability for any injury or damage to You or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials in connection with the Competition.
  9. BHI reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this Competition with or without prior notice due to reasons outside its control (including, without limitation, in the case of anticipated, suspected or actual fraud). The decision of BHI in all matters under its control is final and binding.
  10. BHI shall not be liable for any failure to comply with its obligations where the failure is caused by something outside its reasonable control. Such circumstances shall include, but not be limited to, weather conditions, fire, flood, hurricane, strike, industrial dispute, war, hostilities, political unrest, riots, civil commotion, inevitable accidents, supervening legislation or any other circumstances amounting to force majeure.
  11. The Competition will be governed by the laws of the State of Victoria.