WWDA LEAD Art Prize Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

1. This Art Prize is promoted and managed by Women With Disabilities Australia

ABN: 23 627 650 121

Address: PO Box 407, Lenah Valley, Tasmania 7008, Australia

Phone: 0448 417 875

Email: project@wwda.org.au

Contact: Vanamali Hermans – Project Officer

2. This competition is an activity of WWDA’s new project WWDA LEAD – Lead, Engage, Activate, Drive. WWDA strongly encourages entries based on the theme of ‘We can all be leaders.’ Entries that do not follow this theme will still be considered for prizes.

3. The competition opens at 09:00am AEST on Monday, 08 March 2021. The competition closes at 11:59pm AEST on Friday, 23 July 2021. Entries received after the closing date will not be accepted.

4. Entry is open to all women, girls, feminine identifying and non-binary people with disabilities living in Australia. You do not need to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident to enter. You must be 15 years or older. Entrants aged between 15 and 17 years must seek parental/carer permission before submitting their entry.

5. WWDA will accept entries from individual artists or from groups of artists, but each artist/group of artists may only submit one artwork to the competition. Artists will be appropriately credited. There is no entry fee to submit to the prize.

6. WWDA will accept all visual artistic mediums, including paintings, drawings, collages, craft, sculptures, multimedia, digital art, photograph, and videos. All submissions must be accompanied by an image description.

7. To submit your entry to the Art Prize, WWDA requests that photographs, digital scans or other digital representations of artworks, alongside a signed submission form, be emailed to:


Please include ‘Art Contest’ in the subject line.

Alternatively, you can submit via our online form.

If you need support to submit or have questions, you can contact Mali through many different ways, including phone call, text message, the National Relay Service and written post using the details listed in section 1.

8. Entrants must agree with the Terms and Conditions of the competition at the time of entry and return a signed submission form alongside their entry. WWDA can support you in returning a submission form – please refer to details in section 7.

9. To comply with COVID-19 safety precautions, all entries shall be virtually exhibited on WWDA’s Our Site and the WWDA Website after the closing date of the competition. Entries may also be shared across WWDA’s social media platforms. The entrant grants WWDA a non-exclusive copyright licence to display their artwork as part of the virtual exhibition for an ongoing period of time. If after a period of 12 months entrants wish for their artwork to be removed, they can contact WWDA at project@wwda.org.au.

10. Whilst a condition of entry is consenting to the original artworks being shared across WWDA’s social media platforms and websites, artists shall retain the original copyright of all entries submitted. The artist owns copyright in the work and gives WWDA the licence set out in Clause 9 to reproduce the artwork. Any entry entered to the Prize must be the artist/s original artwork and must not have breached existing copyright rules (e.g., you cannot use or copy other people’s artwork).

11. Prizes will be awarded in three different divisions: Under 18’s, Over 18’s and People’s Choice Awards. A winner and runner-up shall be chosen for each category. Highly commended entrants across all divisions will also be awarded.

12. Prizes will be given in the form of gift vouchers and art supplies and be to the value of $500 for the winner of each division, $200 for the runner up of each division, and $50 for highly commended entries.

13. WWDA will elect a panel of external judges with disabilities who will determine the winners of each division, with the exception of the People’s Choice Awards. The decisions of the judges are final.

14. You and WWDA agree to comply with any Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property Laws (ICIP) applicable to the subject matter of the entry.  You agree that you have:

a.     Obtained all relevant consents and/or permissions;

b.     Complied and will continue to comply with the applicable protocols and codes of practice relating to the subject matter of this entry;

c.     Observed and will continue to observe the relevant customary laws and traditions;

In respect of matters relating to the use of the ICIP that is the subject of this agreement.

15. WWDA will not display or use any artwork in a context that might be considered by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community to be inappropriate, derogatory, degrading, or offensive. WWDA will remove any artwork which it is informed is inappropriate, derogatory, degrading, or offensive to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community. When displaying or reproducing an artwork, WWDA will make an attribution in respect of Indigenous Cultural or Intellectual Property in artworks in accordance with the attribution notice made by an entrant in the entry form.

16. WWDA acknowledges that in the event of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artist’s death, the subsequent display of their likeness may be culturally inappropriate and that, upon notification of the artist’s death and receipt of a request to do so from a member of the artist’s family or representative, agrees to remove any likeness or images of the deceased artist from any promotional material or publication under WWDA’s control, to the extent that is reasonably practical.

17. WWDA reserves the right to deny any entry that does not comply with the Terms and Conditions of the competition, or any entry that is deemed offensive or inappropriate.

Privacy and Promotion

18. WWDA will collect, manage, use, and disclose any personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). You can view WWDA’s Privacy Policy, including an Easy Read version, here.

19. WWDA will not sell any information collected as part of the competition.

20. Entrants grant WWDA a non-exclusive copyright licence to use entries for the non-commercial purposes of publicity and promotion of WWDA, the Art Prize or the artwork for a period of 2 years. This shall include publicity and promotion via WWDA’s websites and social media platforms, including WWDA’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.

21. Subject to Clause 22, entries will only be used to promote the competition, they will not be reproduced for commercial purposes.

22. If WWDA does want to use an entry for commercial purposes, WWDA will contact the entrant directly seeking their consent and will pay a reasonable licence fee for reproduction of the entry.

23. WWDA will contact you seeking your consent before providing any of your contact details to any third party such as but not limited to media outlets and journalists.

24. This competition is in no way associated with, sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Facebook, Instagram, or any other social media platform where promotional material may be shared.