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Win $20,000 towards the cost of studying at CSU

$20,000 CSU experience

$20,000 CSU experience

+ 2 other prizes

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Voting period

Entries closed 9 December 2012. You can now vote and comment on your favourite entry until midnight 31 December 2012.

Judging process

The 10 entries that receive the most votes during the voting period will become the competition shortlist. The judging panel will select 5 highly commended entries and one major prize winner from this shortlist.

Major prize

The major prize winner, as deemed by the judging panel, will win $20,000 towards making their experience come true and become the CSU Digital Ambassador for 2013.

As CSU Digital Ambassador, you will share your University experiences with the CSU community online by blogging, making videos, tweeting and posting on Facebook.

Minor prizes

iPad prizes will be awarded to 5 highly commended entries.

One iPad prize will also be awarded randomly to a voter at the end of the voting period. (A nice incentive to get your friends and family voting for your entry) *Terms and conditions of the random voter draw.

Everyone who enters the competition will be eligible for a $500 international study voucher redeemable as part of an official CSU Global experience. Conditions apply.

More information

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Contest Requirements

Entering is easy. Simply send us a video of what your ultimate CSU experience would be like, and if your entry is judged to be the best, you will receive $20,000 and take on the role of CSU Digital Ambassador 2013. In your entry, you should answer the question "You + CSU = ?"
What do you want your CSU experience to be?

Entry is open to school leavers and TAFE graduates from 2010, 2011 or 2012 who intend to commence their first university degree full time on campus at Charles Sturt University in 2013.

The 10 entries that receive the most votes during the voting period will become the competition shortlist. A panel of judges appointed by the Promoter will judge each of the 10 shortlisted entries according to the following criteria: (a) suitability of entrant in being a digital ambassador for CSU i.e. appropriate skills, competencies; (b) originality and creative merit of the entry; (c) social media buzz created as demonstrated by votes/comments/views of their entry, visibility of their entry across other online platforms such as blog, twitter, other sites.

The judging panel will select 5 highly commended entries from the shortlist. The panel will also select 1 grand prize winner to become the 2013 CSU Digital Ambassador and receive $20,000 towards the cost of their first year of study at CSU.

The 5 highly commended entries will each receive an Apple iPad 32GB Wi-Fi and be offered a student blogger position in 2013.

Contest Timeline

Round nameStarts onEnds on
Submission roundNovember 5, 2012 @ 12:00 AM (EST)December 9, 2012 @ 11:59 PM (EST)
Voting roundDecember 10, 2012 @ 12:00 AM (EST)December 31, 2012 @ 11:59 PM (EST)
Judging roundJanuary 1, 2013 @ 11:59 PM (EST)January 13, 2013 @ 11:59 PM (EST)

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