CAMERA HOUSE & SONY
WILD FILM GRANT

Win $6000 in cash and gear

ADVENTURE. CONSERVATION. WILDERNESS. That’s our tagline here at Wild. And to help you create a film that communicates that ethos, we’ve partnered with Camera House and Sony to create the Camera House and Sony Wild Film Grant. The grant will award $6,000 in cash and camera gear, and will let us support a passionate filmmaker who’s striving to create a beautiful and inspirational film.

This film must be made in Australia. At Wild, we celebrate our country’s natural treasures, and we’d like your film to reflect this. We have an amazing environment—stunning beaches, vast open spaces, lush rainforest, and beautiful mountains—along with precious forests and remarkable wildlife. There are so many stories to tell here; let’s celebrate the beauty, and the wildness, that Australia has to offer.

So begin thinking about how to turn your creative concept into reality. Your film could focus on any one aspect of adventure, conservation, or wilderness, or it could combine all three. Whether it be a film about a ground-breaking expedition, about helping our environment, about overcoming challenges, or about the outdoors community, pitch us your idea. Tell us your story. Inspire us.

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CONDENSED TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By submitting an entry into this competition entrants consent to receive promotional and other marketing messages from the Promoter (including messages sent electronically for an unlimited period of time). Entrants will be able to opt-out at any time by following the instructions included in each message sent by the Promoter. Open to Australian residents over the age of 18. All entrants may enter as many times as they like provided that each entry is unique. Competition opens 15/05/21 at 12:01 AM and closes 15/09/21 at 11:59 PM. Winner judged on 15/10/21 at 11:00 AM. The total prize pool valued at up to $6000 (incl. GST). The Promoter is Camera House (ABN 28 809 964 905) of 120 Old Pittwater Rd, Brookvale, NSW 2100.

Submissions should be emailed to toby@adventureentertainment.com

Camera House and Sony

Wild Film Grant

FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(SKILL-BASED COMPETITION)

General

1. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of the Terms and Conditions. Entry into this competition deems acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

2. To the extent of any inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and any other reference to this competition, these Terms and Conditions prevail.

WHO CAN ENTER

3. Subject to clause 4, entry is open to all residents of Australia over the age of 18, as of the date of entry, who have fulfilled the requirements set out below (‘Eligible Entrants’).

4. Employees, and their immediate families, of the Promoter, associated agencies and companies, contractors or individuals are not eligible to enter this competition. Immediate family means any of the following: spouse, ex-spouse, defacto spouse, child or step child (whether natural or by adoption), parent, step parent, grandparent, step grandparent, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, brother, sister, step brother, step sister or first cousin.

The Promoter is Camera House (ABN 28 809 964 905) of 120 Old Pittwater Rd, Brookvale, NSW 2100 (‘Promoter’).

HOW TO ENTER

6. Eligible Entrants may enter this competition during the Promotional Period (defined below) by submitting film ideas on their application to get the Camera House and Sony Wild Film Grant. Submissions should be sent via email to toby@adventureentertainment.com

7. Entries must include all requested contact details and must follow all of the other directions provided by the Promoter on the entry website. Each entry must be unique and received by the Promoter prior to the competition close date and time.

8. By submitting an entry into this competition entrants consent to receive promotional and other marketing messages from the Promoter (including messages sent electronically for an unlimited period of time). Entrants will be able to opt-out at any time by following the instructions included in each message sent by the Promoter.

WHEN TO ENTER

9. The competition commences on 15/05/21 at 12:01 AM and closes 15/09/21 at 11:59 PM. Winner judged on 15/10/21 at 11:00 AM. (‘Promotional Period’). All times noted in these Terms and Conditions are local times, based on the location of the Promoter. Entries must be received by the Promoter prior to the competition close date and time.

10. The winner will be the best valid entry as judged by the judging panel, having regard to skill, creativity, and originality, at the Promoter’s Premises on 11:00 AM. The Promoter may select additional entries to be used as replacements in the event that the first entrant chosen as a winner cannot satisfy these Terms and Conditions or take a prize.

11. The total number of competition winners in this competition is one. The winner will be notified by email and their names will be published online on 15th October 2021.

12. Prizes will be sent within 8 weeks of the judging date.

NUMBER OF ENTRIES PERMITTED

All entrants may enter as many times as they like provided that each entry is unique and submitted in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.

PRIZE ON OFFER

14. Total prize value is up to $6,000 (incl. GST), as at 5/05/21. The winning grant will receive the following:

• $2000 grant to produce a film

• Camera House and Sony gear to the value of $4,000

Note: The film must then be submitted by 30 April 2022.

15.  If the Promoter is unable to contact the winner to claim fulfillment of the promotional prize or if the winner is unable to attend any element of the prize, that winner will forfeit the prize in its entirety and it shall be awarded to the next runner up in the promotion. The Promoter will not be liable for a winner who cannot be contacted and therefore forfeits their prize and no correspondence will be entered into.

FURTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS

16. The Promoter reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions if this competition cannot be run as originally planned. The Promoter may also cancel or suspend this competition if an event beyond the control of the Promoter corrupts or affect the administration security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this competition. The Promoter will disqualify any individual who has tampered with the entry process or any other aspect of this competition.

17. The Promoter and their associated agencies and companies will not be liable or responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, technical problems of the phone or of any phone network, or any misadventure, accident, injury, loss (including but not limited to consequential loss) or claim that may occur; whilst undertaking any travel won on or connected with their entry; in the participation in any prize; as a consequence of late, lost or misdirected mail, email SMS or phone call; due to the broadcast of any program relating to the competition or the publication of any material, including any statements made by any compere, staff member, journalist, other entrants or any other person; any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer software or phone; or any combination thereof, related to or resulting from participation or sending or receiving of any communication or of any materials in this competition.

18. All entrants must submit ONLY their own original works. Any such answers works cannot be previously published in any forum worldwide. Entries that are found to have been derived from the designs of a third party will be considered invalid and, if awarded a prize, that prize must be returned to the Promoter. The winner may be required to sign a statutory declaration regarding the originality of the entry. Without limiting the generality, the Promoter reserves the right to take legal action against anyone found to have breached this term. The Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who the Promoter has reason to believe has breached any of these conditions or engaged in any unlawful or other improper misconduct calculated to jeopardise the fair and proper conduct of the promotion. The Promoter’s legal rights to recover damages or other compensation are reserved.

19. If the prize is unavailable, for whatever reason, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize for a prize of equal or greater value, subject to State Regulation. It is a condition of accepting the prize that the winner must comply with all the conditions of use of the prize and prize supplier’s requirements. Each prize must be taken as stated and no compensation will be payable if a winner is unable to use the prize as stated.

20. The Promoter highly recommends a current residential street address be provided when requested for ease of correspondence and potential prize delivery. The Promoter makes all reasonable efforts to deliver prizes to the addresses provided by competition entrants. The Promoter cannot guarantee that any prizes returned to the Promoter due to non-delivery at the provided address will be re-sent to the prize winner. 

21. The Promoter reserves the right to request winners to sign a winner’s deed of release or any other relevant forms or agreements that the Promoter deems necessary, to provide proof of identity, proof of age, proof of residency at the nominated prize delivery address and/or proof of entry validity (including phone bill) in order to claim a prize. Proof of identification, residency, age and entry considered suitable for verification is at the discretion of the Promoter. In the event that a winner cannot provide suitable proof, the winner will forfeit the prize in whole and no substitute will be offered.

22. The Promoter reserves the right to rejudge in the event of an entrant, claiming to be a winner, being unable to satisfy these Terms and Conditions.

23. The judges’ decision in relation to any aspect of the competition is final and binding on each person who enters. Chance plays no part in determining any winner. No correspondence will be entered into. No responsibility is accepted for late, lost or misdirected entries. Prizes are subject to availability, not transferable or exchangeable and, with the exception of cash prizes, cannot be taken as cash. Prizes will be sent to the winner’s nominated address as stated in their original entry. The Promoter and their associated agencies, and companies associated with this promotion will take no responsibility for prizes damaged or lost in transit.

PRIVACY COLLECTION STATEMENT

24. By submitting an entry into this competition entrants consent to receive promotional and other marketing messages from the Promoter (including messages sent electronically for an unlimited period of time). Entrants will be able to opt-out at any time by following the instructions included in each message sent by the Promoter.

25. The Promoter and its related entities collect entrants’ personal information for the purpose of conducting and promoting this competition (including but not limited to determining and notifying winners). The Promoter may disclose personal information collected to an agent who is engaged for prize fulfilment. The Promoter may also disclose personal information collected to Australian regulatory authorities, such as the regulators of trade promotions. The Promoter will otherwise handle your personal information in accordance with its Privacy Policy available at https://wild.com.au/camerahousesonyfilmgrant. You may request access or to update your personal information or lodge a complaint by writing to The Privacy Officer, Camera House, 120 Old Pittwater Rd, Brookvale, NSW 2100.

COPYRIGHT, STATUTORY GUARANTEES, WAIVER AND LIABILITY

26. You retain copyright and all other rights in material you submit. The Promoter may publish or cause to be published any of the entries received. In participating in the prizes, the winners agree to participate and co-operate as required in all editorial activities relating to the Competition, including but not limited to being interviewed and photographed. The winners (and their companions) agree to granting the Promoter a perpetual and non-exclusive licence to use such footage and photographs in all media worldwide, including online social networking sites, and the winners (and their companions) will not be entitled to any fee for such use.

27. Prize winners are advised that tax implications may arise from their prize winnings and they should seek independent financial advice prior to acceptance of that prize.

28. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions limit, exclude or modify or purports to limit, exclude or modify the statutory consumer guarantees as provided under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), as well as any other implied warranties under the ASIC Act or similar consumer protection laws in the State and Territories of Australia (‘Non-Excludable Guarantees’).

29. Except for any liability that cannot by law be excluded, including the Non-Excludable Guarantees, the Promoter (including its respective officers, employees and agents) is not responsible for and excludes all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of: (a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under the Promoter’s control); (b) any theft, unauthorised access or third party interference; (c) any entry or prize claim that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by the Promoter) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter; (d) any variation in prize value to that stated in these Terms and Conditions; (e) any tax liability incurred by a winner or Entrant; or (f) use of a prize.

BRAND HERITAGE: HILLEBERG

Self-sufficiency informed Bo Hilleberg’s philosophy from the outset.

Words: James McCormack

(This story originally featured in Wild #172)

It was the early 1970s, and Bo Hilleberg—a Swedish forester who’d just established a company to sell forestry equipment—was facing what was, in his words, “a huge flop”: his first tent. Hilleberg had been in the forestry game for some years now, but soon after starting his company he realised he wanted to turn to what he knew and loved—the outdoor life. And that meant camping.

He’d grown up in Sweden with a forest out his back door. He spent as much time in it as possible, fascinated by the seasons, listening to the wind and howling foxes. And he read stories of adventurers and explorers; it seemed natural to him to become a forester. But military service was compulsory in Sweden at the time, and so Hilleberg was sent to train with the mountain hunters in Kiruna, far above the Arctic Circle. Self-sufficiency in the mountains there was paramount. No matter what the weather, each man had to carry his equipment, look after himself, cook and survive. It was training that would influence Hilleberg’s future approach to gear.

Hilleberg in his days as a forester

Out of the military and after some years in forestry, Hilleberg established his eponymously-named forestry supplies company. But—in part because of his outdoorsy background, in part because of his 1972 marriage to Renate Neuner (who unlike Hilleberg had sewing skills)—the company turned quickly to tent-making.

It was a revolutionary advance. OutsideOnline named this 1975 version of the Hilleberg Keb tent in its list of ‘The Most Influential Gear of All Time’, a compilation of the 100 most important outdoor inventions ever.”

And it was here the husband and wife team were encountering failure. Hilleberg had been frustrated with tents that had inners and outers requiring separate pitching. In the Swedish mountains, blustery conditions and rain are unfortunately common. A tent’s inner would frequently get wet before the outer was pitched; the outer meanwhile would act like a sail in the wind. It inspired them to try something different: A foam-backed waterproof fabric. The idea was that the foam would reduce condensation buildup. And it worked…for a few days, after which everything got wet, and the foam layer peeled off.

The failure inspired them to try something different, and simpler: Sewing the inner and outer together. The Keb, as this new design was called, was the first commercial tent to offer simultaneous inner and outer pitching. It was an immediate success. Hilleberg originally envisioned tents as a sideline for his business; flourishing sales meant it quickly became the mainstay.Further innovations soon followed. At the time, polyurethane-coated polyester was the standard material used in tent production. But in 1975, Bo Hilleberg received a fabric sample from a Belgian textile supplier. It was lighter and more waterproof, and when Hilleberg cut the sample and tried to tear it, he found he couldn’t. It was silicone-coated, and because of the manner in which the silicone wraps around—and bonds so strongly to—the polyester, the material’s tear strength is greatly increased. Even today, PU-coated polyesters commonly used in tent production have a tear strength of 2-3kg. This new material, which became known as Kerlon 1500, had six to seven times that: 15kg. Hilleberg immediately saw the potential, and incorporated it into his tents. It was a revolutionary advance. OutsideOnline named this 1975 version of the Hilleberg Keb tent in its list of ‘The Most Influential Gear of All Time’, a compilation of the 100 most important outdoor inventions ever.

 

Hilleberg's flagship Keron tent was introduced in 1981

In the years since, Hilleberg as a company has remained utterly focussed on tents, never branching out into a wider product range. (It’s also remained a family company.) Designs have, of course, changed. The Keb is no longer offered; instead a tunnel tent, the Keron, released in 1981, is now the company’s signature offering. And it introduced a free-standing dome tent range in 1990. But what seems to have remained consistent through the years are the lessons learnt in Bo Hilleberg’s early outdoor days concerning self-reliance in harsh conditions in the Swedish mountains. And that means strength. The company puts it simply: “Greater strength equals greater safety.”

Invariably, this adds a few extra grams. Eschewing the common contemporary trend of saving weight but sacrificing strength, Hilleberg state they don’t wish to make the lightest weight tents. That’s not to say their tents are anachronistically heavy; they offer several 2-person 1.7kg options, suitable for less inclement conditions. But it’s not hard to see that Hilleberg’s tent offerings—especially those of the four-season flavour, which the company admits are not featherweight—are influenced by their founder’s early experiences. The strongest tents at the lowest weight for their usage, states Hilleberg. When conditions turn foul, it’s nice to know.

 

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