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IdeaScale Competition Terms and Conditions

The Government 2.0 Taskforce blog’s moderation policy also applies to the Taskforce IdeaScale page.

To enter the competition or vote on ideas through the Taskforce IdeaScale page you will need to provide a valid email address by creating an IdeaScale account.

To create an IdeaScale account, click on the “New Idea” button on the IdeaScale page, then enter your preferred email address and choose the “No, I am a new user” option. You will then be prompted to enter a password of your choice. After doing so and clicking on “Sign Up”, your account will be created. 

Your username will be publicly displayed on IdeaScale as the first part of the email address used to create the account (everything before the “@” symbol). The second part of your email address (everything after the “@” symbol) will not be publicly visible, and we will not share it with anyone. Using a pseudonymous email account will not affect the judging of your entry to the competition.

Entries for the Brainstorming, Gov 2.0 Innovators and Datasets categories of the competition will close at 5PM on September 20 2009. Entries for the Web 2.0 Accessibility Makeover and the Not for Profit PSI category will cost at 5PM on November 6 2009. The Taskforce will decide winners and no correspondence on these decisions will be entered into.

Whether or not you win a prize, we will take any submission of an idea or comment as consent to have the idea you submit licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Use license Australian variant 2.5. This entails an implied assertion by you that the idea or comment is yours and/or that you have been granted permission to use and license it under this license. You further license us to use the material in the event of us wishing to display or otherwise use the idea or comment you submit.

The prizes will be sourced from the project fund.

Your votes will be influential, but the Taskforce will make the final decision on any prizes largely because it is too difficult for us to be confident that the result of a popular poll represents the views of a representative sample of participants on our blog and the ease with which such competitions can be influenced by campaigning and multiple voting. But rest assured, we will be interested in and influenced by your votes.

Public sector agencies and agency teams can enter the Brainstorming competition.  If a public sector agency or team wins a prize in the brainstorming competition a donation will be made to a charity of that team’s choice.

4 Responses
  1. 2009 October 26

    I am President and Founder of DONNA FISHER SILENT FIELDS Inc. a non-profit organisation which is working towards implementation Australia-wide for workplace legislation for all workers to be protected from ‘dirty electricity’. This most serious public health issue of our times now has more recognition with Dr Samuel Milham MPH, Washington State Department of Health, USA reporting in October 2009 that “…the 20th century epidemic of the so called diseases of civilization including cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes and suicide was caused by electrification not by lifestyle. A large proportion of these diseases may therefore be preventable”. It is essential that our incorporation uses government information so we can also assist the government in successfully educating the public on what ‘dirty electricity’ is as the prevention of cancer and illnesses is of paramount importance.

  2. 2009 October 27

    Please note that this page has been updated to say that you need to create an account on the IdeaScale page in order to vote on ideas. This is a recent change to IdeaScale that we cannot control.

  3. 2009 November 7
    Andrew Clark permalink


    I was wondering when the Not for Profit PSI winners will be announced as I cant seem to find this information on the site.



    • 2009 November 10

      Hi Andrew,

      Thanks for the question. Now that the contest is closed, judging is underway and the plan is for winners to be announced on the blog in late November.

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