TurksLegal: means the legal practice partnership operating under that registered business name.
Members of WiBF: means a person who is an Australian resident and: i. a financial member of WiBF in their own right; or ii. an employee of a financial Corporate Member of WiBF
WiBF: means Women in Banking and Finance ABN 95 875 679 949 of GPO Box 2318 Sydney NSW 2001.
Prize: means an overseas package estimated at $11,000 (inclusive of GST). It includes: Participation in The Women’s Leadership program in 2019 (date TBC); a one week course run by Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia; return economy airfares for one person to the above location, including connecting flights and transfers; and five nights accommodation for one person to be organised by the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. The package does not include: any insurances, taxes, additional spending money, charges, levies, hotel incidentals, tours and activities or meals not included in conference registration (except where specified). Dollars ($) means Australian dollars.
Term: means the entire period of the Scholarship commencing on Monday 9 July 2018 and concluding on Sunday, 19 August 2018 at 5:00pm.
Judging Panel: means the Judging Panel constituted to judge the 2018 TurksLegal WiBF Scholarship.
Scholarship: means the TurksLegal WiBF Leadership Scholarship.
This Scholarship is open to all Members of WiBF who work in the Banking or Finance industry. The Scholarship particularly invites applicants with mid- level management experience i.e. with approximately 7-10 years’ experience working in a professional capacity in a banking or finance organisation and are keen to take the next step in their banking and financial services career. Entry is not open to partners or staff of TurksLegal or staff or executives of WiBF.
As a condition of entry, an applicant accepts these Terms and Conditions and any rules, policies or procedures that may be adopted by TurksLegal or WiBF from time to time. TurksLegal or WiBF may change, amend or vary these Terms and Conditions and may extend the period of, or cancel, the Scholarship without notice.
Entry forms for the Scholarship can be found on the WiBF website. Applicants must complete the official entry form on the WiBF website and submit it by Sunday, 19 August 2018 at 5:00pm. Only one entry per person will be accepted.
Applicants for the Scholarship must submit their online applications (not exceeding the word count given). The judges may nevertheless, at their absolute discretion, direct that over-length submissions be returned to the applicant prior to judging and subsequently accept those submissions for judging if they are modified to comply with the word limit.
The applicant must certify that they meet the conditions and that their employer has no objection to their submission.
At the conclusion of the application process, all entries will have personal information removed so that applicants’ submissions are considered (as much as it is possible to do so) anonymously by the Judging Panel; the winner will be officially announced at the WiBF Leadership Series Business Lunch in Melbourne to be held on Tuesday, 23 October 2018.
The Judging Panel will determine a number of Scholarship finalists by simple majority. In determining the finalists the Judging Panel will utilise the marking criteria that it has agreed to apply to all entries. The finalists must be available to attend an interview with the Judging Panel at the offices of TurksLegal, Level 44, 2 Park Street, Sydney during the week commencing 24 September 2018.
Following the interviews, the finalist determined by the Judging Panel to have produced best written and personal response (“the Scholarship Winner”) will be awarded the Major Prize.
Notification will be given to the Scholarship Winner as soon as practicable after the conclusion of the judging. Notice may be given by any or all of, telephone contact, ordinary post, electronic mail, courier or personally.
The identity of the Scholarship Winner will be published on the TurksLegal and WiBF websites, in the WiBF e-newsletter, and other social media sources. By submitting their application the applicant accepts these Terms and Conditions and gives permission for publishing of their name and/or photograph. Under the conditions of entry the copyright in all entries will reside with TurksLegal and WiBF.
Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their contact details with TurksLegal and WiBF are up to date.
The Prize is not transferable or exchangeable and it cannot be taken in cash.
If for any reason the Scholarship Winner is unable to utilise the Prize once booked (including flights, accommodation and course attendance) and the date cannot be changed without penalty (of any kind, including financial charges), the Prize is forfeited and the Scholarship Winner will not receive a substitute prize.
TurksLegal and WiBF reserve the right to make whatever enquiries each consider necessary to ensure that each applicant’s entry is accurate in every sense. All claims for the Major Prize are subject to TurksLegal’s and WiBF’s verification procedures as determined by TurksLegal and WiBF in their absolute discretion.
TurksLegal’s and WiBF’s decision in relation to all aspects of the Scholarship, including but not limited to any dispute as to the identity of an entrant, eligibility to participate in the Scholarship and determination of an applicant’s eligibility to receive the Prize, is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into. These Terms and Conditions may be changed, amended or varied at any time by TurksLegal or WiBF in their absolute discretion without notice and without assigning any reason therefore. TurksLegal and WiBF reserve the right to cancel or vary the Scholarship in whole or in part in their absolute discretion at any time without prior notice. Any such cancellation shall not affect any applicant’s entitlement to any prize that has accrued at the time of the cancellation.
In the case of any inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and any promotional material, these Terms and Conditions prevail. TurksLegal and WiBF reserve the right to cancel an applicant’s participation in the Scholarship without assigning any reason therefore where TurksLegal and/or WiBF, in their absolute discretion, consider that the entrant has not acted honestly, fairly, in good faith or in the spirit of the Scholarship.
Liability for any tax on any benefits provided to applicants pursuant to the Scholarship is the sole responsibility of the applicant. It is recommended that applicants contact their own accountant or taxation advisor in this regard.
TurksLegal and WiBF accept no liability for late, lost or misdirected entries.
To the extent permitted by law, TurksLegal and WiBF are not liable for and shall be kept harmless from any loss or damage to property or person including but not limited to direct or consequential loss and including loss from personal injury as a result of any person participating in the Scholarship or making use of the Major Prize.
TurksLegal and WiBF collect applicants’ personal information in order to conduct the Scholarship. If the information requested is not provided, the applicant may not be permitted to participate in the Scholarship. By entering the Scholarship, unless otherwise advised, each applicant agrees that TurksLegal and/or WiBF may use this information in any media for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes without any further reference, payment or other compensation to the applicant, including sending the applicant electronic messages. TurksLegal and WiBF will not share an applicant’s personal information with any other party. A request to access, update or correct any information should be directed to TurksLegal and/or WiBF.