Open Day Competition - USP Open Day 2017

Open Day Essay Competition

Terms and Conditions


  1. The essay competition is open to Years 10 and 11 for Category 1 and Years 12 and 13 for category 2 national secondary school students in Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Kiribati, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Marshal Islands, Niue, Tokelau, Nauru, Tuvalu and Cook Islands, who are citizens of these countries
  2. Judging: Essays will be judged according to the following criteria:
    • Adherence/Relevance to Topic and Originality
    • Structure
    • Grammar
    • Clarity
  3. Type the following information on a separate sheet of paper and attach to the Essay:
    • Full Name of School and Student
    • Age and Year level of student
    • Full Name and Address of School
    • Endorsement of Principal in submission 
  4. Closing date for entry will be 11 August 2017. No entries will be considered or received after this date
  5. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  6. The University reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and the terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoterís control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible.
  7. The University is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  8. Winners will be chosen by a special Open Day Committee Panel of Judges guided by a set selection criteria mentioned in above. 
  9. The winner will be notified by email and/or phone call within 7 days of the decision. If the winner cannot be contacted or the prize is not claimed within 24 hours of notification, the prize will be cancelled and a replacement winner will be announced.
  10. The University will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected.
  11. The Universityís decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  12. The secondary school with the winning student will win a prize as well.
  13. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions. 
  14. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current University data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrantís prior consent.
  15. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  16. This promotion is sponsored and administered through social media, print media distributed prior to open day. You are providing your information to USP and not to any other party. The information provided will be used solely on data collection for marketing purposes only.
  17. The University has strict rules against plagiarism. All essays will be screened through the turnitin programme. Any plagiarized material will be disqualified.

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