2017

FAQ

Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers!

 

Who can enter the competition?

The competition is open to children aged 5 to 12 years who create a poster. But here’s a bit more detail:

  • You must be a legal resident of Australia
  • You must obtain a parent or legal guardian’s permission to participate

There’s a lot more detail about your eligibility in the competition rules

 

What can I win?

Three cash prizes to be won as follows:

  • One (1) $3000 prize for the overall winner
  • Two (2) $1500 prizes for runners-up

 

What should my poster be about?

 

“What does the internet mean to you?”

Many of us think about, worry, and praise the way the Internet has impacted the world – for people young and old, for better or worse, now and in the future. But what do you think? What role does the Internet play in your life? What do you do differently because of it? How do you interact with others because of it? Can’t stand it? Can’t live without it? Are you indifferent to it?

Have an answer? Tell us your story! We want to know!

Be funny. Be dramatic. Be creative. Whatever you do, be real.

How to get started

  1. Visit the “What’s Your Story?” site: whatsyourstory.trendmicro.com.au  to learn more about the competition
  2. Read through the competition rules to make sure you’re eligible.
  3. Think about how you can integrate your submission into your existing personal or class work.
  4. Listen to what’s being said in the media, among your friends, and by experts about how people use the Internet. How much of this is the truth?  Are these discussions helping or hurting the cause of making the Internet a great place for everyone?
  5. Talk to your friends about the issues they see in using the Internet, social networks and technology devices.
  6. Plan out the poster and make sure you address this year’s theme. Posters will be judged on creativity, appropriateness and effectiveness.
  7. Decide on your promotion plan. Making your poster is only part of the competition. Getting the word out about it is another. Views and ratings matter in this competition.  It’s not enough to make a great poster.  It’s important to be an advocate for your message too.

 

Your poster entry must be:

You must register and upload your poster to this website in order to compete. Your poster must be:

  • submitted in one of the following formats: .jpeg, .gif or .pdf
  • a maximum of 5 MB in size.

Once you have uploaded your poster, you can also post it to us:

  • It must be A4 sized
  • It must be sent to: The “What´s Your Story?” Poster Competition, Attn: Ashley Millar, Trend Micro Australia Pty Ltd, Level 3, 2-4 Lyon Park Road, North Ryde NSW 2113 Australia

And we can’t stress it enough; please read the official rules for a lot more details. Good luck!

 

I am a teacher, can I upload multiple entries to the site?

Yes, you can upload a maximum of 30 entries per class.

 

I am a parent, can I upload multiple entries to the site?

Yes, you can upload a maximum of 3 entries.

 

What do I do after I upload my poster?

Get the word out to your friends and family! Winning this competition includes getting people to view and rate your poster, as well as the input of the judging panel. So don’t waste time – the sooner the better!

 

How will the posters be judged?

Winning posters will be selected based on a combination of ratings and number of views, as well as scores assigned by an objective, independent panel of judges scoring on:

  • Creativity: style, message delivery, Execution (50%)
  • Appropriateness: on topic (25%)
  • Effectiveness: clarity of message, persuasiveness (25%)

 

When does the competition end?

You must submit your poster by 11:59:59 PM AEST November 9th , 2016.

People can view, comment and rate your video or poster entry until 11:59:59 PM AEST on November 16th, 2016.

 

How will I know if I’m a finalist or if I’ve won anything?

You will be contacted sometime on our around November 28th 2016 if you’re a finalist or winner.

 

Who needs to register on the competition site?

Anyone can view posters during the competition, but if you want to enter the competition, rate or comment on someone else’s poster, you need to register on the site.

 

Who do I contact for help?

Have a question not answered here, or a comment about the website or competition? Contact us.