AUS+RALLY – The Embassy Original Tote Bag Giveaway

AUS+RALLY – The Embassy Original Tote Bag Giveaway

To celebrate 25 local governments and organisations participating in the Embassy’s “AUS+RALLY” sports diplomacy initiative aimed at strengthening the relationship between Australia and Japan, the Embassy is giving away 25 original tote bags.

To enter this competition, please answer our quiz question by commenting on the Australian Embassy’s official Facebook page post about this campaign at 5pm, 13th Oct 2020 or alternatively post your quiz answer along with the hashtag #AusRally from your Twitter account. Entrants must live in Japan. The competition closes on Sunday 25th October 2020.


在日オーストラリア大使館 Australian Embassy in Japanさんの投稿 2020年10月13日火曜日

What are the participants in AUS+RALLY, the Australian Embassy’s sports diplomacy initiative, called? You can answer either in English or Japanese.
We will be giving away our original tote to 25 winners.
For more information regarding the competition, including the full terms and conditions, please see below.


Terms and Conditions of Entry


Competition name
1. The AUS+RALLY – The Embassy Original Tote Bag Competition (the Competition) is a competition run by the Commonwealth of Australia through the Australian Embassy in Tokyo (the Embassy).


Competition period

2. The Competition will run from 5.00pm Tokyo Time, Tuesday 13 October 2020 to 11:59pm Tokyo Time, Sunday 25 October 2020.


Eligibility to enter
3. Entry into the Competition is free and open to people living in Japan.

4. Employees of the Embassy or its attached agencies, its contractors and/or their immediate family members are ineligible to enter the Competition. Immediate family member means a spouse, de facto partner, child, grandchild, parent, grandparent and/or sibling (and their spouses).

5. The Embassy reserves the right to verify the eligibility of each Entrant and to exclude and/or disqualify any Entrant who does not meet the eligibility requirements. By entering the Competition, the Entrant warrants that he or she meets the eligibility requirements.


Competition Question

6. What are the participants in AUS+RALLY, the Australian Embassy’s sports diplomacy initiative, called?
(Link to the FB post for quiz) (Link to the TW post for quiz)
How to Enter

7. To enter the Competition each Entrant must, during the Competition Period, answer the Competition question in either English or Japanese by commenting on the Australian Embassy Facebook page (post at 5pm, 13th Oct 2020) or tweeting their answer along with the hashtag #AusRally on their Twitter account.

8. Each Entrant is only permitted to submit one answer either via Facebook or Twitter. Entries which are found to involve fraudulent practices, such as false email addresses or fake Facebook or Twitter accounts to allow multiple entries by the same individual, or any other illegitimate behaviour to gain advantage over other entrants, will be disqualified from the Competition.

9. If entering via Twitter, the Entrant’s account must be set the account to ‘Public’. If the answer is private, it cannot be included in the Competition.

10. Answers will be deemed to be accepted once published on the Embassy’s Facebook page or the Entrant’s Twitter account with the hashtag #AusRally. The Embassy will not be responsible for any answer which is lost, late, incomplete or otherwise not received by the Embassy for any reason, including telephone connection failures, internet failures and disruptions, and ISP problems. Any costs associated with entry into the Competition will be borne by the Entrant.



11. 25 pieces of the Embassy original tote bags are available to be won in the Competition.

12. The Prizes are given “as is” without any warranty, and are not transferable or exchangeable for cash. The Embassy reserves the right to substitute the Prizes with other prizes of similar value in the event that the original prizes are not available.

13. Unless otherwise specified in these terms and conditions, the Embassy will not be responsible for any costs associated with the award, acceptance, receipt or use of the Prizes, including the cost of making necessary travel arrangements to redeem the Prizes.


Selection of the winners

14. Only correct answers are eligible for the draw. The winners will be drawn randomly from all correct entries submitted on Facebook and Twitter during the Competition Period. The decision of the Embassy is final.
Announcement of the winners

15. The Embassy will also notify the qualification each winner via direct message within two days of closing the competition. At this time, the Embassy will seek the winners’ details (name and age) (“Personal Details”) and address details (in Japan only), to organise collection of the Prizes. The winners must provide the Personal Details and address details within two days of the request by the Embassy. If a winner will not answer and not provide the address details within two days, the qualification of winner will become invalid. The Embassy will notify another winner the qualification.

16. The Embassy will announce the winners of the Competition by tagging them on a post on the Embassy’s Facebook and Twitter pages within one week.

17. Entrants who are Twitter users must follow the Australian Embassy’s official account (@AustraliaInJPN) in order for the Embassy to be able to send them a direct message.


Shipping of Prizes

18. The Prizes will be shipped to each winner using the address details provided by the winner. The Prizes will be shipped on or after Monday 2 November 2020.

19. If a winner fails to provide the Embassy with their Personal Details and address details within the required time frame, or provides incorrect address details, the winner will forfeit the Prize and the Embassy reserves the right to select another winner, in accordance with these terms and conditions.


Intellectual property

20. The Entrant warrants that their entry or any picture posted in connection with the Competition have not been copied, recreated, reproduced or derived from any other work and that they do not infringe on any other legal, intellectual property or privacy rights of any third party. The Entrant indemnifies and holds harmless the Embassy from any and all claims by any third party arising out of the use of the Entrant’s entry or posted picture, including but not limited to claims of infringement or violation of the intellectual property or privacy rights of the third party.

21. The Entrant grants the Commonwealth a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, revocable, non-transferable, perpetual licence to use, modify, copy, delete from, add to, publicly display and/or reproduce, the Entrant’s entry, in whole or in part, in any medium, now or at any time in the future for any related purpose of the Commonwealth.

22. The Entrant grants the Embassy the right to use their Personal details, likeness, comments and/or entry for promotional purposes without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law. This includes but is not limited to announcing the result of the Competition or publishing the name of the Prize winner on the  Embassy’s Facebook and Twitter pages.



23. Personal information associated with the entry and/or winning of the Competition (including, but not limited to, the Entrant’s name and social media alias) will be collected, used and disclosed (including to Facebook and Twitter) by the Embassy for promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in connection with the Competition. This personal information will be stored by the Embassy on a secure electronic database and will be destroyed once it is no longer required for these purposes. If this information is not collected, the Embassy will be unable to enter the Entrant into the Competition. For further information regarding how the Embassy will handle this information, please consult our Privacy Policy at: https://www.dfat.gov.au/about-us/corporate/privacy/Pages/privacy.

24. The Entrant acknowledges that while the Embassy will disclose this information to Facebook and Twitter for promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in connection with the Competition, the Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter.



25. The Entrant agrees to indemnify, release and hold harmless the Embassy, Facebook and Twitter from any liability, damages, losses or injury resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the Entrant’s participation in the Competition and the acceptance, use or misuse of any Prize that may be won.

26. The Embassy is not responsible for content that third parties publish, post, upload, distribute, disseminate or otherwise transmit via social media services. The Embassy accepts no liability whatsoever arising from or connected to the currency, accuracy or completeness of any material posted on social media sites or elsewhere on the internet and disclaims all responsibility for any loss or damage which may arise from the use of information provided via this vehicle.


Amendments and cancellation

27. The Embassy reserves the right to, at its absolute discretion and without prior notice, vary, amend, delete or supplement any of these terms and conditions and the Entrant’s continued participation in the Competition amounts to acceptance of any revised terms and conditions. The Entrant should check the Embassy’s website on a regular basis for any changes to these terms and condition. If an Entrant does not agree to a change, they may withdraw from the Competition by emailing 

28. The Embassy reserves the right to, for any reason and without any obligation to state a particular reason, cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition. In the event of such cancellation, termination or modification, the Embassy may at its absolute discretion elect not to award any Prize in respect of the Competition. The decision of the Embassy to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition will not be subject to any liability nor compensation of any nature.

29. The Embassy’s decision in relation to any aspect of the Competition is final and binding on every Entrant. No correspondence will be entered into.


Governing law

30. The Competition is governed by the laws of Japan.