TERMS & CONDITIONS: 21 Years of Giving Back – R2.1 million in Donations Competition

By participating in the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet “21 Years of Giving Back - R2.1 million in Donations Competition”, you agree to accept the following terms and conditions:

  1. The MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet “21 Years of Giving Back Competition Back – A total of R2.1 million in Donations Competition” (called “the Competition”) is operated by Virtual Market Place (Pty) Ltd (Reg No: 1997/016316/07) (“MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet”) of Atlantic House, 16 Corporation Street, Cape Town, 8001.
  2. The Competition is open to all MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet cardholders and Linked Woolworths cardholders who are over the age of 18 years (called the “Supporter”).
  3. MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is giving a total of R2.1 million in cash donations to 21 community organisations/causes (called “Organisations”) that our Supporters have nominated in celebration of our 21st birthday. The 21 most deserving nominated organisations (as chosen by our judges) will each receive a R100 000 cash donation to help them continue and expand on the work they are doing. Plus, the 21 Supporters who wrote and submitted the winning nominations for the final 21 organisations will each receive a R1 000 Woolworths gift card.
  4. The Competition commences on 01 November 2018 and nominations close at Midnight on 28 February 2019.
  5. To qualify to receive the cash donations or prizes, Supporters must complete an online nomination process where they nominate a worthy cause which they believe should receive a R100 000 donation.
  6. The last day for nominations can be submitted online on or before 28 February 2019 here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/21Years
  7. Qualifying Organisations: Only the following organisations will qualify/be considered:
    1. Organisations based in the Republic of South Africa
    2. A previously disadvantage registered School or ECD (registered with the Dept. of Education or Dept. of Social Development) OR
    3. Registered NPO, NPC, NGO and PBO - require copy of certificate as proof.
    4. Organisations that are not MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet beneficiaries will be considered.
    5. The following organisations will not be considered:
    • Personal Trusts and foundations 
    • Political parties
    • Individuals
  8. Multiple entries/nominations are not permitted and the prize is limited to one per Supporter and Organisation.
  9. The winners will be selected by a panel of independent judges. The selection process will be supervised by an external attorney or auditor.
  10. The winning Organisations will be selected in the following manner
    1. First Round of Shortlisting: 50 Organisations will be shortlisted from all the nominations received by 22 March 2019 based on selected criteria including but not limited to alignment with current MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet social investment pillars and focus areas, the quality of the motivation, the impact in the community and the sustainability and impact of the investment.
    2. Vetting of shortlisted organisations: Shortlisted organisations will be required to submit proof and supporting documentation to clarify the nomination including audited financial statements, registration documents and other relevant feedback by 12 April 2018.
    3. Final selection: The final 21 Organisations will be selected by our panel of independent judges based on formal criteria by 6 May 2019. These criteria will include but is not limited to alignment with current MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet social investment pillars and focus areas, the quality of the motivation, organisational leadership, the impact in the community and the sustainability and impact of the investment. The judges will also apply their own judgement and expertise in the final shortlisting.  
  11. The Winning Organisations and Supporters will be announced by 10 May 2019.
  12. The prizes are not transferable, non-refundable, non-exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash.
  13. The prizes will be handed over by end of June 2019 the latest. 
  14. The judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into in this regard.
  15. The winners may be photographed and/ or requested to provide their names for publicity purposes. The winning entries will be announced on www.myschool.co.za Any use of the winner’s names and/or photographs by MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet shall be with the winners’ consent permitting such use.
  16. In the event that any winner cannot be successfully contacted following all reasonable attempts to do so, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet reserves the right to disqualify the winner from the Competition and to nominate another winner in his or her stead.
  17. This Competition is not open to MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet or Woolworths employees and their family members, including the employees and family members of the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet and Woolworths advertising and Competition agencies and distributors. This Competition shall not be open to directors, members, partners, employees, agents or consultants of Virtual Market Place (Pty) Ltd and any of their holding, subsidiary or associated companies, their marketing service providers in respect of this Competition and the family members of such directors, members, partners, employees, agent or consultants.
  18. By participating in this Competition, the winner agrees to indemnify MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet and release and hold MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet and Woolworths harmless against any and all losses, damages, right, claims and actions of any kind in connection with this Competition or resulting from acceptance and participation in the Competition including, without limitation, personal injuries, death and property damage claims based on defamation or invasion of privacy.
  19. MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet collects and uses personal information about entrants to allow them to enter Competitions, comply with audit requirements in terms of the Consumer Protection Act and to determine the winner for the Competitions. MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet may use the winner’s name and/or images in marketing material but winners will always be informed of this beforehand and will be given an opportunity to refuse to permit any use of their names and/or their images. For more information about how we use your personal information please read our privacy notice at www.myschool.co.za/privacynotice.
  20. Any reference to MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet in these terms and conditions shall be deemed to include reference to Woolworths (Pty) Ltd, Woolworths Financial Services (Pty) Ltd, Virtual Market Place (Pty) Ltd and any of their holding, associated, affiliated companies and subsidiaries.
  21. The following terms and conditions apply to the Woolworths gift cards which form part of the prizes, namely:
  1. the gift cards are only exchangeable for merchandise and may not be redeemed for cash;
  2. no cash change will be given when redeeming the gift cards;
  3. gift cards may not be redeemed against purchases made at any Woolworths store outside of the Republic of South Africa or at any Engen Woolworths Food Stops;
  4. gift cards are valid for 36 (thirty-six) months from the date of issue; and
  5. gift cards may not be used to make payments towards any Woolworths card, loan account or utilities account.