Whitehorse City Council

I love trees Instagram competition

To celebrate the trees of Whitehorse and the many benefits trees bring to our community, Whitehorse City Council is hosting an Instagram competition to showcase your favorite trees and the wonderful things they do.


We are looking for images that show why trees are important to you, perhaps for:

•       climbing, swinging or for building tree houses

•       clean air

•       beauty

•       providing food

•       sheltering wildlife

•       cooling or shading…..the list goes on


The best entry will win a $150 gift card, with second

prize receiving a $100 gift card and third prize a $50

gift card.


To Enter

1.         Upload your photo to Instagram

(make sure your setting is public)


2.         Use #ilovetreesinwhitehorse or

·         #lifeisbetterwithtrees,

·         tag wcctrees; and

·         geo-tag City of Whitehorse


3.     All entries must be uploaded by  11 December 2016.

Terms and Conditions 

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  1. Information on how to enter form part of the terms and conditions of entry. Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  2. The promoter is the City of Whitehorse, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading 3131.
  3. The competition commences at 9.00am Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on 12 September 2016 and closes at 11.59pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) on 11 December 2016.
  4. Only those entries that are received in accordance with these Terms and Conditions during the competition period will be eligible for entry.
  5. The time of entry will in each case be the time the online entry is received by the City of Whitehorse database. Late entries will not be considered and the promoter accepts no responsibility for any late, lost or misdirected entries due to technical disruptions, network congestion or for any other reason.



  1. Entry is open to all who live, work, play or study in the City of Whitehorse, please note that the City of Whitehorse will verify this with all the winners.
  2. Entry is open to individuals aged 13 and over.


Competition Entry

  1. Entry to the competition is free.
  2. To enter

1)        Take your photo;

2)        Upload to Instagram (make sure you have the settings 'Public');

3)        Use #IlovetreesinWhitehorse and tag @wcctrees

  1. Only entries submitted via the Instagram application and which is appropriately hashtagged #IlovetreesinWhitehorse and geo tagged City of Whitehorse will be accepted.
  2. There is no limit to the number of entries allowed per entrant. Where multiple entries are submitted, entrants will only be eligible to win one prize in the competition.
  3. The competition is a game of skill, and chance plays no part in the selection of the winner.
  4. Whitehorse City Council may rule ineligible any entrant (without notifying the entrant) deemed not complying with the Terms and Conditions of Entry.
  5. Inappropriate language or tone of entries will deem the entry invalid.
  6. Whitehorse City Council reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and to disqualify any entry which, in the opinion of promoter, includes objectionable content, profanity, potentially insulting, inflammatory or defamatory statements, disqualify any entrant who tampers with the entry process, who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these terms and conditions of entry or who has, in the opinion of Whitehorse City Council, engaged in conduct in entering the competition which is fraudulent, misleading, deceptive or generally damaging to the goodwill or reputation of the promotion and/or Whitehorse City Council.



  1. Photographs must be taken in Whitehorse.
  2. Photographs must have been taken in the last twelve months.
  3. By entering this competition, all entrants grant the Promoter the right to use, edit or modify their photograph(s) in Whitehorse promotional material. The usage of images is royalty free
  4. Each photograph entry must be an original work and must not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third party. Each entrant warrants and undertakes that:

1)    Each photograph is their own original work and is not copied in any manner from any other works and does not infringe any third party intellectual property rights, including trademarks, copyright and moral rights.

2)    He/she owns all rights and interest in the photograph(s) submitted and has obtained all necessary consent to the use of the photograph(s) in conjunction with this promotion from:

                                          i.    any persons appearing in the photograph(s) and where a person appearing in a photo is under the age of 18, consent must be obtained from the minor’s parent or legal guardian; and /or

                                         ii.    the owner of any private property (including any items, objects, or real property) recorded.

3)    Persons who appear in the photo have consented to the use of their image; both in submitting the photo and for all uses specified in these Terms and Conditions.

4)    He/she has the full power and capacity to grant the rights and consents set out in these Terms and Conditions; and

5)    By entering this competition, entrants indemnify the Released Parties against any loss or damage which arises from that entrant’s failure to comply with any term and condition contained herein and from any breach of any warranty contained herein.

  1. A photograph of the winners and/or winning photographs may be published in the form of reposts on the City of Whitehorse Instagram page and may be used for reporting and education purposes.



  1. Entries will be judged on their creativity, accuracy and appeal.
  2. The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  3. All entries must comply with the terms and conditions of Instagram.



  1. Prize winners will be announced on 19 December 2016.
  2. Personal information provided by entrants will be used to notify the winner of the competition.
  3. We have up to $300 worth of prizes to give away:

4)        First prize: $150 gift voucher

5)        Second prize: $100 gift voucher

6)        Third prize: $50 gift voucher

  1. The prizes must be taken as stated and no compensation will be payable if the winners are unable to use the prize as stated.
  2. Prizes cannot be transferred.
  3. Prizes are not exchangeable and non-cash prizes cannot be redeemed for cash.
  4. If any prize (or part of any prize) is unavailable, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize (or that part of the prize) with a prize of equal value.
  5. If the winner is under the age of 18 years, the prize will be awarded to their parent or legal guardian.


Council is fully committed to complying with the provisions of privacy legislation. This means that Council respects the privacy of individuals and complies with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 in the collection, use, storage, management, provision of access and disposal of personal information. The information collected in this competition is for the Whitehorse Tree Education Program. Winning entries will be promoted in Council’s media and may be used for ongoing promotion of the significance of trees in Whitehorse as part of the Whitehorse Tree Education Program.


For more information, please refer to Council’s Privacy Policy at www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Privacy-Statement.html or obtain a copy from any of the Council offices. If you have any questions or change your contact details please contact Millie Wells, Tree Education Officer on 9262 6303 or Vanessa McLean, Strategic Planner on 9262 6180.