The Sheep and Wool Challenge is on, so it’s time to get your creative juices flowing!
We want you to create a short, entertaining video showing a solution to a Queensland sheep and wool industry issue.
What is it?
The Sheep and Wool Challenge was designed to showcase innovative solutions to industry issues while promoting the Queensland sheep and wool industry and Leading Sheep. Leading Sheep is a proactive network of Queensland sheep and wool businesses; at the forefront of practical and relevant information and technology to equip progressive and thriving producers for the future. It is an important partnership between Australian Wool Innovation and Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland and supported by AgForce
Secondary School Category (under 18 years of age):
1st prize – $1,000 ($500 for the school and $500 for the entrant)
2nd prize – $500 ($250 for the school and $250 for the entrant)
Open Category (over 18 years of age):
1st prize = $5000
2nd prize = $3000
People’s Choice award = $500
Entrants are asked to create a short entertaining video documenting their solution to an industry issue. The issue can be big or small but must be applicable to the whole industry not just a particular breed or region.
It could be that you have come up with an idea to make drenching a whole lot easier or something as simple as a feeder using materials anyone has on their property.
As long as it is rated G, is under 2 minutes, is a positive piece featuring sheep and wool industry relevant content, your video can take any style you like – it could be a music video, a comedy skit, a cartoon, a documentary…
Your entry will be judged on:
- If it is in accordance with the Terms and Conditions and less than 2 minutes long
- If it contains positive messages about the sheep and wool industry
- How innovative your solution is to the issue
- If the solution is relevant to the whole sheep and wool industry not just a particular breed or region
- How creative your submission is
Submit your entry:
Dropbox: Upload your video to Dropbox, then share the link with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
DVD/USB: Save your video onto a DVD or USB drive and post it to us at: Sheep Challenge, C/- Nicole Sallur, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, PO Box 282, Charleville Q 4470
More info: For further information, please email us at email@example.com or call (07) 4654 4200
Entries close 31 July 2017
You can use our website to learn about the sheep and wool industry www.leadingsheep.com.au or one of our partners:
- Australian Wool Innovation wool.com.au
- Department of Agriculture and Fisheries daf.qld.gov.au
- AgForce agforceqld.org.au/
For inspiration check out the following videos:
Winning submissions to the 2012 Fibre of our Nation competition depicting stories about wool:
The 2012 winners of the Canetube competition which was designed to promote sugarcane, the sugarcane industry and projects that improve the quality of the water flowing into the Great Barrier Reef:
Get in touch
To get in touch with us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to clearly identify what your question is, if you are an entrant, who you are representing etc.
You can also find us on social media! www.facebook.com.au/leadingsheep
Terms and Conditions – Sheep and Wool Challenge 2017
- Submission of an entry is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions by the entrant.
- Video entries must be no longer than 2 minutes and MUST feature visual and informative content relevant to the Queensland sheep and wool industry.
- Entries MUST be ‘G-rated’. Videos must not contain hate speech, profanity, obscenity or vulgarity, comments that could be considered prejudicial, racist or inflammatory, nudity or offensive imagery, defamation to a person or people, personal attacks, material which has a main purpose of sale of a particular product, or false representations of any person, business or organization.
- Any submission that Leading Sheep decides, in its sole discretion, contains inappropriate material will be removed from the competition immediately.
- The messaging in the material must be appropriate and in-line with the position held by Leading Sheep, Australian Wool Innovation and Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland.
- Entries MUST feature content documenting a solution to a Queensland sheep and wool industry issue. The issue can be big or small but must be applicable to the whole industry, not just a particular breed or region. Partner websites provide information and fact sheets and will become available for entrants to access on this website to assist with the content of entries.
- If the entry features non-wool bearing sheep, Leading Sheep reserves the right to re-shoot the entry in consultation with the entrant.
- Any entrants under the age of 18 must supply signed approval from either their parent or guardian, and any institution entries must include the names of the institution and an authorised nominee. Joint entries are allowed.
- Entrants under the age of 18 must enter the Secondary School Category, but do not have to enter as part of a school. If entrants under the age of 18 are entering on their own then the full amount of the prize money will be awarded to the individual – $1,000 for first place and $500 for second place.
- Entrants may use any footage found on the Leading Sheep website or the Leading Sheep YouTube channel.
- A condition of submitting an entry is that entrants must acknowledge any intellectual property rights of any third party materials used in the entry. Intellectual Property in the videos will remain with the entrants, but by submitting an entry video, entrants each grant the State of Queensland acting through the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (the Department) a free, worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual license to use and exploit all intellectual property in such videos, whether commercially or otherwise, for any purpose.
- All entries must be original and shall not infringe on any intellectual property rights of any third parties. Leading Sheep reserves, in its sole discretion, the right to post or not to post any entry on its website or YouTube page.
- Leading Sheep reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, at any time during the competition, to vary, withdraw, postpone or cancel the competition or prize for any reason.
- Prize breakdown
- Secondary School Category (under 18 years of age):
- 1st prize – $1,000 ($500 for the school and $500 for the entrant)
- 2nd prize – $500 ($250 for the school and $250 for the entrant)
- Open Category (over 18 years of age):
- 1st prize = $5000
- 2nd prize = $3000
- People’s Choice award = $500
- Secondary School Category (under 18 years of age):
- Each entrant agrees to indemnify the Department for any loss (including reasonable legal costs and expenses), damage, claims, liabilities, costs and proceedings that the Department may incur or suffer as a result of any breach of intellectual property rights of any third party by such entrant.
- The entrant releases and indemnifies to the full extent permitted by law, the Department and its representatives from all actions, claims, proceedings or demands and in respect of any loss, death, injury, illness or damage (whether personal or property, and whether special, direct, indirect or consequential, including consequential financial loss) arising from or in connection with the Sheep and Wool Challenge 2017.
- These terms are governed by the law of Queensland and Entrants agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that State. Winning entrants will be notified on 15 September 2017 and a media release will also be made on that date. The decision of the judges will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.