Terms and Conditions

Quick links to Awards judging criteria:

Key Dates

Entry Period

From 9.00am (AEDT) 7 October 2020 to 11.59pm (AEDT) on 18 November 2020

Finalists announced

22 January 2021

Awards announced

19 February 2021

Awards – eligibility

Below are the eligibility criteria for customer/client awards and individual awards. For customer/client awards, a reference to ‘you’ is a reference to the customer/client’s relevant legal entity (e.g. company, partnership, trustee etc.) that enters into the subscription or advertising agreement – see ‘Who is the entrant?’ below. Both franchisors and franchisees are eligible to enter if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Residential

Customers/clients – All Residential awards

 

(a) You must have owned a valid subscription to www.realestate.com.au at some time between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020;

(b) You must have a valid subscription to www.realestate.com.au on 19 February 2021; and

(c) The activity and/or campaign on which the entry is based must have occurred between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020.

 

Commercial

Customers/clients – All Commercial awards

 

(a) You must have owned a valid subscription to www.realcommercial.com.au at some time between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020;

(b) You must have a valid subscription to www.realcommercial.com.au on 19 February 2021; and

(c) The activity and/or campaign on which the entry is based must have occurred between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020.

 
 

Developers, Home Builders and Project Marketers

Customers/clients – All Developers, Home Builders and Project Marketers awards

You must have run a campaign (or if you are a marketing agency, run a campaign on behalf of a client) on www.realestate.com.auwww.realcommercial.com.au or Property Platform at some time between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020.

Individuals – Marketer of the Year (Developers, Home Builders and Project Marketers)

You must be an individual who is an employee or officer of an organisation that is eligible for a Developers, Home Builders, Land Developers and Project Marketers award.


Media

You must be a client or media agency that purchased an advertising package or product from REA Group between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020 and the marketing activity or campaign needs to have happened in that period (or part of that period).


Community

You must be eligible for any of the awards outside the Contribution to Community category and the activity that forms the basis of your entry must have occurred between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020.


Awards – judging criteria

Refer to Judging Criteria.

General

  • About these Terms

You must comply with these terms and conditions of entry, including all general and specific terms that relate to the entrant or the entry (Terms). By entering, you accept and agree to comply with these Terms. In these Terms, ‘we’ or ‘us’ means realestate.com.au Pty Ltd and ‘you’ means you, the entrant.

  • Entry Period

You must enter during the Entry Period (defined in Key Dates). You will be deemed to have entered at the time we receive your entry. We will confirm that we have received your entry. If you do not receive confirmation within 3 days of submitting the entry, please contact us.

  • Changes

We may vary any of the dates, criteria or terms and conditions for the Awards for any reason by placing a notice of the change on this website. If you have submitted an entry that is affected by any such change we will contact you and provide you with an opportunity to update your entry.

  • Maximum number of entries

We will accept one entry per Award per entrant only. You may enter as many awards as you want. Every entry must be authorised. Take care when hitting ‘submit’ – see ‘First entry counts’ and ‘Entry authorisation’ below.

  • First entry counts

If multiple entries are received from you or on your behalf for an Award, the first entry received by us for that Award will be deemed to be your sole entry. All later entries for the Award will be deemed invalid.

  • Valid subscription

If your REA account (or if you are an individual, the REA account of the customer/client for whom you work) is suspended at any given time, you will be deemed not to have a ‘valid’ subscription as at that time.

  • Eligibility

To be eligible for an Award, you must meet the Eligibility criteria listed for the Award.

  • Who is the entrant?

The entrant will be deemed to be the legal entity that holds an account with us. This may be a company, partnership, individual, association, trust or registered charity. For individual Awards, the entrant will be the individual nominated for the Award in the entry process.

  • Online entries only

Entries will be accepted via the online portal only. We will not accept any objects, books, flyers, installations, models, etc. as part of an entry.

  • Valid entries only

Judges will not judge any invalid entries. Incomplete, inappropriate (to be determined in REA’s sole discretion), corrupted, illegible, unlawful, defamatory, irrelevant, infringing, fraudulent, misleading or unauthorised entries will be deemed invalid.

  • Technical issues

We are not responsible for: (a) any technical malfunction in any communication network or platform; or (b) any entries being lost, received late, rendered illegible or corrupted.

  • Breaching these Terms

If you breach these Terms, we may (in our absolute discretion) invalidate the relevant entry or all of your entries.

  • Substitution of prizes

Where necessary, we reserve the right to substitute an award prize for a prize of similar value. We will notify you if we need to substitute a prize.  All branding is subject to REA approval and prizes must be claimed prior to 30 June 2021.

  • Winners packages – Submission based awards (excluding Contribution to Community)

Winners of submission based awards will receive:

  • Exposure on realestate.com.au / realcommercial.com.au and theareas.com.au,* including:
  • Recognition as an AREA’s winner on Agent or Agency Profile
  • Featured AREAs winner badge branding on Project Profiles for Developers, Home Builders and Project Marketers

(*not relevant for Media customers)

  • Marketing assets to leverage the win across platforms
  • Customised AREA’s winners logo
  • Shareable social display tiles
  • Templated assets including press releases
  • Media coverage and industry acknowledgement as a 2020 AREA’s winner.
  • Winners group profiling in major Newscorp publication
  • Access to coaching and education from Advantage coaches and industry experts.**
  • Winners package – Contribution to Community

The winner of the Contribution to Community award will receive:

  • Exposure on realestate.com.au / realcommercial.com.au and theareas.com.au,* including:
    • Recognition as an AREA’s winner on Agent or Agency Profile
    • Featured AREAs winner badge branding on Project Profiles for Developers, Home Builders and Project Marketers

(*not relevant for Media customers)

  • Marketing assets to leverage the win across platforms
    • Customised AREA’s winners logo
    • Shareable social display tiles
    • Templated assets including press releases
  • Media coverage and industry acknowledgement as a 2020 AREA’s winner.
  • Winners group profiling in major Newscorp publication
  • $10,000 donation to a charity of your choice for the ‘contribution to community’ award winner
  • Winners packages – Data led Awards

The winners of REA’s non submission based awards (led by REA data), will receive:

  • Exposure on realestate.com.au / realcommercial.com.au and theareas.com.au,* including:
    • Recognition as an AREA’s winner on Agent or Agency Profile
    • Featured AREAs winner badge branding on Project Profiles for Developers, Home Builders and Project Marketers

(*not relevant for Media customers)

  • Marketing assets to leverage the win across platforms
    • Customised AREA’s winners logo
    • Shareable social display tiles
    • Templated assets including press releases
  • Recognition on theareas.com.au (finalists and winners)
  • Media coverage and industry acknowledgement as a 2020 finalist/winner.
  • Access to coaching and education from Advantage coaches and industry experts.**

Access to coaching and education from Advantage coaches and industry experts

Access to coaching and education will be via an exclusive invitation to a series of sessions between March – June 2021.  Dates will be subject to speaker availability and sessions will be hosted exclusively for winners of the 2020 Annual REA Excellence Awards.  If you are unable to attend the allocated sessions REA will endeavour to accommodate a more suitable date however reserve the right to withdraw the prize should we be unable to find an alternative date.

Entry authorisation

  • Your representatives

You will be deemed to have authorised the actions of your representatives (including principals, agents, clients, contractors and employees) and approved all entry content that they provide to us. We recommend that you require your representatives to get all entry content approved before it is submitted to us. You must ensure that your representatives do not cause you to breach these Terms.

  • Make sure you are authorised

If you are an individual, subsidiary, agency or franchisee, submitting on behalf of any entity you must obtain all necessary authorisations and consents required from that entity: i.e. your principal, holding company, client or franchisor (as appropriate) to submit your entry. For example, if you are an individual submitting an entry on behalf of your organisation, or an agency submitting on behalf of your client, you must be authorised to do so. We may ask you to provide proof of authorisation or consent. Failure to provide proof to our reasonable satisfaction may mean we deem your entry to be unauthorised.

Judging

  • Criteria

Submission based awards

The judges will judge the submission based Awards according to the relevant judging criteria. Each entry will be given a score out of 100 by adding the aggregate sub-scores for each stated criteria.

Data based awards

The  data based awards will be awarded based on a combination of the following datapoints measured over the period 1 January to 31 December 2020.

  • Top Agents – Volume of Sales, Ratings & Reviews and Value of Sales
  • Apartment Campaign of the Year – Leads, Views & Engagement across Project Profiles
  • Builder Campaign of the Year – Leads, Views and Engagement across Builder Select listings
  • House & Land Campaign of the Year – Leads, Views and Engagement across Project Profiles
  • Top Agents – For Sale – Upgraded listings, Leads, Exposure & Engagement
  • Top Agents – For Lease – Upgraded listings, Leads, Exposure & Engagement

The weighting of the above factors is commercially sensitive and will not be disclosed.  REA  reserves the right to disqualify for the data based awards, any entry which is found to have inflated its site activity through activity that is a breach of the realestate.com.au or realcommercial.com.au Terms and Conditions or Acceptable Use Policy.  The decision of judges is final and no correspondence will be entered .

  • Further information

We may ask for additional information for an entry. If you do not provide requested information, it may compromise the judges’ ability to judge the entry.

  • Judges

Judges are required to sign confidentiality agreements, declare conflicts of interest and withdraw themselves from judging any entry that has a potential conflict.

  • Dealings with judges

You must not contact or provide any gift or benefit to any judge in relation to the Awards. If you do so, you must report it to us immediately. If a Judge reports any inappropriate contact by You, Your entries will not be accepted.

  • Insufficient entries

If we do not receive sufficient entries for a particular Award or we do not receive an entry that our judges believe is of an appropriate standard, we will not award a finalist or winner for the relevant Award.

Entry content

  • Rights and responsibilities

You warrant to us that: (a) you have all necessary rights, consents and authorisations to submit each of your entries and all the content in them (including all copy, images, video, and branding); (b) you are the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the entry content, including any copyright or trade mark rights contained in that content; (c) all information that you submit is true, current and complete. If you breach any of these warranties, any affected entry will be deemed invalid.

  • Our rights to use your entry content

By submitting an entry, you grant to us a perpetual, royalty free, world-wide, non-exclusive licence (with a right to sub-license) to use, copy, change, edit, modify, adjust, adapt, exploit, transmit, distribute and publish the entry content in any media for the purpose of promoting the Awards, our goods or services and/or those of any of entity within the REA Group or any of its third party suppliers providing market or promotional services. You warrant that our use of any entry content submitted by you, does not and will not infringe any intellectual property rights of any third party.

  • Authorship

We will if requested by a specific author of any entry content, attribute the relevant content to the author, but otherwise the individual contributors are deemed to waive any moral rights in respect of entry content.

Finalists and Winners

  • Help us help you

If you are announced as a finalist or a winner, we would love to promote your success by highlighting your activities and achievements. We ask that you take advantage of this and participate in all promotional activity (such as publicity, interviews, presentations and photography) surrounding your entry.

  • The art of self-promotion

If you are announced as a finalist or winner, it’s natural that you will want to promote your success. We ask that you discuss with us your plans for promoting your success and get prior approval from us for all marketing and publicity activities that mention our Awards. Please contact theareas@rea-group.com to discuss any plans for promotion.

  • Using the Awards logo

If you want to use the Awards logo, you must obtain our consent prior to any use. Generally, we will allow finalists to use the Awards logo on promotional materials for 12 months from the announcement of finalists, but please contact us at theareas@rea-group.com to see if any restrictions apply

  • Use and disclosure

The information you provide (which may include personal information such as names and images) may be used and/or disclosed to conduct and/or promote the Awards. We may also use or disclose your information for the purposes specified in our Privacy Policy.