The 'Build an ETF' competition is put on by Equity Mates Media Pty Ltd subject to the following terms and conditions:

Equity Mates Media Pty Ltd (ABN 11 635 151 110) (“Equity Mates”) are launching an ETF building competition: Equity Mates ETF Competition (“the Competition”). 

1. General

1.1 Participation in the Competition is subject to the following terms and conditions. Any person who completes and submits an online registration form is deemed to accept these terms and conditions and will be bound accordingly. 

1.2 The Competition is a game of skill and winners will be determined in accordance with the criteria set out in these terms and conditions. 

1.3 Equity Mates, as the Competition organiser, has sole responsibility for the interpretation of the rules of the game and no correspondence about the interpretation of these rules will be entered into. 

1.4 Equity Mates reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time without notice.

1.5 If, for any reason, the Competition is not capable of running as planned, Equity Mates reserve the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition.


2. No Reliance

2.1 Participants acknowledge that the Competition is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only, and any information provided in the course of the Competition should not be relied upon for personal investing decisions.

2.2 Any information provided in the course of the Competition is of a general nature and does not take into account individual circumstances. A professional financial advisor should always be consulted before making investing decisions. 

2.3 Equity Mates are not licensed financial advisors and will make no representations as to their ability to provide investment advice. 

2.4 Equity Mates do not give any warranty as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of any information provided in the course of the Competition. Equity Mates are not liable in any way for errors contained in information posted by users, Competition administrators or any other person. 

2.5 To the extent permitted by law, Equity Mates and any related organisation are not liable for any loss or damage arising in any way from, or in connection with, any information provided or omitted or from any person acting or refraining to act in reliance on this information. 


3. Eligibility

3.1 Any person, aged 18 years or older, may participate in the Competition.

3.2 However, to be eligible for the Competition prize, an individual must:

3.2.1 Be 18 years or older

3.2.2 Be an Australian resident for tax purposes

3.2.3 Not be an employee, agent or contractor of Equity Mates or an immediate family member of any such employee, agent or contractor. 

3.3 There is no (0) limit to the amount of entries in the Competition

3.4 Equity Mates may, at their sole discretion, limit the number of entrants to the Competition or deem any person ineligible for the Competition. In this case, Equity Mates will be required to provide appropriate notification to those applicants unable to participate. 


4. Registration

4.1 Registration for the Competition opens 23/09/2020 and closes 07/10/2020 at 8am AEST (“Competition Period”)

4.2 Equity Mates may, at their sole discretion, extend or shorten the Promotional Period.

4.3 Persons wishing to participate in the Competition must complete the submission form at

4.4 The step outlined in Clause 4.3 is the only way of entering the Competition. Equity Mates accept no responsibility for incomplete or ineligible registrations. It is the participants’ responsibility to ensure their application was properly submitted by the end of the Promotional Period.

4.5 Equity Mates may be required to contact participants to verify details included in their application form. 

4.6 Equity Mates reserve the right to suspend prize eligibility for participants that:

4.6.1 Have submitted incorrect or incomplete information

4.6.2 Are unable to be contacted via the details included in their application form

4.6.3 Are unable to prove, to the satisfaction of Equity Mates, that the details included in their application were correct at the time of their application


5. Competition

5.1 The Competition will run for 2 weeks, from 23rd September 2020 to 7th October 2020 (“Competition Period”)

5.2 It is a requirement of the Competition that at least 250 individuals participate. If the 250 participant threshold is not met by the end of the Promotional Period the Competition will continue but no major prize will be awarded. 

5.3 Participants will use Equity Mates website to submit their entries during the Competition Period

5.4 The winner of the competition will be judged based on the best ETF idea, against the following criteria

5.4.1 Creativity

5.4.2 Originality

5.4.3 Appeal to investors

5.4.4 Growth potential

5.5 Equity Mates reserve the right to disqualify any participant during the Competition Period if a participant:

5.5.1 Tampers with the entry process, operation of the Competition or any website associated with the Competition

5.5.2 Engages in conduct contrary to the spirit of the Competition


6. Prizes

6.1 The winner of the Competition will be eligible for a major prize.

6.2 The details of the major prize  are as follows:

6.2.1 $1,000 cash, deposited via EFT

6.3 Equity Mates reserve the right to alter or amend the prize at any time and do not make any guarantee as to the minimum value of the major prize. 

6.4 The prize-winners will be determined in accordance with these terms and conditions. The decisions on prize-winners are final and no correspondence will be entered into. 

6.5 Prize-winners will be contacted by email or telephone within seven (7) days of the Competition ending. Prize-winners must respond within three (3) days of being contacted to confirm acceptance of the prize. 

6.5.1 If a potential prize-winner does not respond within the requisite three (3) days, an alternative winner will be selected using the criteria outlined in clause 5.4

6.6 Prize-winners agree to participate in any publicity Equity Mates request. Refusal to cooperate with publicity requests will deem the winner ineligible for the major prize and it will be presented to an alternative winner.

6.7 By accepting a prize, the prize-winners automatically grant Equity Mates the right to use, or to license the usage of, their proper name, image, rendition and likenesses without further permission or financial compensation to any person, for any promotional purposes unless prohibited by law.


7. Communication

7.1 In the course of the Competition, Equity Mates may communicate with participants through videos, podcasts, email and any other form of communication it deems necessary. 

7.2 Participants consent to receiving this communication from Equity Mates or from any third party on behalf of Equity Mates. Participants acknowledge that this communication may, from time to time, contain information that advertises or promotes, or offers to supply, goods or services of Equity Mates or any third party. Participants may unsubscribe from such communication at any time by utilising the unsubscribe facility provided or by emailing Equity Mates.

7.3 Participants grant Equity Mates and BetaShares a royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide and non-assignable licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt and otherwise all Intellectual Property Rights in any material created during the course of the Competition including, but not limited to, competition entries, competition details such as leaderboards and popular trades, any content created such as blog posts and videos, and the results of any surveys, polls or other data gathered. 

7.4 Equity Mates may contact participants from time-to-time to discuss the Competition or investing more generally. Quotes from these conversations may be used in promotional material, subject to the participant’s approval. 

7.5 Participants will automatically be subscribed to the Equity Mates Thought Starters weekly email. Participants may unsubscribe from such communication at any time by utilising the unsubscribe facility provided or by emailing Equity Mates.