FAQs


Entry


Does the child I enter have to be enrolled in a dance school? 

No, entries are open to all Queensland children between the ages of 5 and 13 and they do not need to be enrolled in a dance school. However, a passion for dance is a must!

Do I have to live in Queensland to enter the competition? 

Yes, only Queensland residents over the age of 18 are eligible to enter their child in the competition. The child you are entering also needs to be a Queensland resident to be eligible for entry.

How old does the child I enter have to be?

The child you enter in the competition must be between the ages of 5 and 13, inclusive.

How many children can I enter in the competition?

You can enter as many children as you like, however each child can only be entered once.

When are competition entries open?

Entries open at 9.00 am AEST on Monday 10 September 2018 and close at 5.00 pm AEST on Friday 2 November 2018.

How do I submit a photo to the competition? 

Visit the Suncorp Wish Upon a Ballet Star website at: www.suncorpballetstar.com.au and follow the prompts to upload a creative photo of your child with a statement of up to 100 words from your child, describing a dance moment that left a lasting memory.

Does it cost anything to enter?

Competition entry is free of charge, but internet connection and usage rates may apply.

Can I enter a child in the competition if I am not their parent or guardian? 

You must be the child’s parent or legal guardian or a relative (over the age of 18) of the child and have their parent or legal guardian’s permission in order to enter the child into the competition.

Can I submit an old photo or word statement, or re-enter my submission from last year’s Wish Upon a Ballet Star competition? 

No, you must submit a new photograph and statement specifically created for this year’s competition.

If my child wins the Major Prize, does he or she need to be available to attend The Nutcracker rehearsal? 

Yes, you must confirm you and your child’s availability to attend a rehearsal on Friday 14 December 2018 from 1pm - 3.30pm. They must also be available to attend the matinee performance of The Nutcracker on Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 1.30pm to perform their role as part of the Major Prize.

Will my child be used in media opportunities as a competition finalist or winner? 

By entering your child into the competition, you agree that they and their image may be used for media opportunities which may or may not be published and otherwise publicly broadcast.

If I’m a Suncorp customer, can I participate? 

Suncorp customers are strongly encouraged to enter. By identifying yourself as a Suncorp customer during the entry process (by checking the box when prompted), your child will automatically go into the draw to win an additional prize to say thank you to you for being a customer.

How long will it take for my child's entry to appear on the Suncorp Wish Upon a Ballet Star website?

Submissions will be reviewed within two business days. If approved, entries will be promptly uploaded onto the Suncorp Wish Upon a Ballet Star website www.suncorpballetstar.com.au.

Who can I contact if I have any questions or concerns? 

If you need to get in touch, please email us at wish@queenslandballet.com.au. We will make every effort to respond to your enquiry within two business days.


Prizes


What prizes are on offer?

Finalist Prize: 

The ten finalists will each receive an opportunity to participate in a money-can't-buy experience to visit the home of Queensland Ballet on Thursday 29 November 2018 and experience a day in the life of a Queensland Ballet dancer (including flights to and from Brisbane and one night’s accommodation in Brisbane for finalists located more than 300km from Brisbane for the finalist and one parent or guardian). This prize is not transferable and therefore, should the finalists be unable to participate in the experience on this date, the prize will be forfeited. The ten finalists will also receive a ‘Nutcracker Prize Pack’ consisting of promotional products from Suncorp.

People’s Choice Prize: 

In addition to the Finalist Prize (outlined above), the People’s Choice Winner will receive flights and accommodation (for winners located more than 300km from Brisbane) and four (4) tickets to the 1.30pm performance on Saturday 15 December 2018.

Suncorp Customer Prize: 

The Suncorp Customer Winner will receive four (4) tickets to the 1.30pm performance on Saturday 15 December 2018 along with flights and accommodation (for winners located more than 300km from Brisbane). This prize is only open to those Entrants who stated they were a Suncorp Customer as part of their initial entry.

Major Prize: 

The Major Prize winner will receive a Finalist Prize (outlined above), along with travel and accommodation for the winner and two (2) people (for winners located more than 300km from Brisbane) to perform a walk-on role in The Nutcracker performance on Saturday 15 December 2018. In addition, they will receive four (4) tickets to The Nutcracker on Saturday 15 December 2018, a 1.5m portable Ballet Barre thanks to A La Barre so that they can continue to practice and follow their dreams.


Selection


How will the ten finalists be chosen? 

The ten finalists will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of representatives from Queensland Ballet and Suncorp. Finalists will be selected based on their photo submission and 100-word entry.

When will the finalists be chosen? 

The finalists will be chosen between Monday 5 November and Friday 10 November and notified via email and phone.

When will the ten finalists be announced? 

Monday 12 November 2018 the ten finalists will be announced on the Suncorp Wish Upon a Ballet Star website www.suncorpballetstar.com.au and contacted individually by Queensland Ballet.

When can we vote for the People’s Choice Winner? 

The people’s choice voting will commence on Monday 12 November 2018. You will need to have a valid Facebook account to vote.

How do we vote for the People’s Choice Winner?

When voting opens, you will be able to register to vote via www.suncorpballetstar.com.au by following the prompts. You will be required to log in to www.suncorpballetstar.com.au using a valid Facebook account. Once your account has been verified, you will be able to vote for your favourite finalist or finalists. You will be able to vote for more than one child to win the People’s Choice award, but only one vote per finalist will be accepted.

Will the finalists be profiled in news media? 

The ten finalists may be profiled in metropolitan and regional media, depending on media interest.

When can I claim my prizes? 

Finalists and winners must confirm acceptance of the prize within three business days. Suncorp will work with the finalists and winners to finalise the details of their prize collection or delivery.

What if I don’t claim my prize within three business days? 

Any prizes not redeemed within the time stipulated will be forfeited, and no substitute or compensation will be provided.

When will the People’s Choice Winner be announced? 

The People’s Choice Winner will be announced on the Wish Upon a Ballet Star website on Tuesday 4 December 2018 and will be contacted by phone and email.

When will the Major Prize Winner be announced? 

The Major Prize Winner will be announced on the Wish Upon a Ballet Star website on Tuesday 4 December 2018 and will be contacted by phone and email.

When will the Suncorp Prize Winner be announced?

The Suncorp Prize Winner will be announced on the Wish Upon a Ballet Star website on Tuesday 4 December 2018 and contacted by phone and email.

Who can I contact if I have an enquiry about this competition or my entry?

If you need to get in touch, please email us at wish@queenslandballet.com.au. We will make every effort to respond to your enquiry within two business days.

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