Terms and Conditions

  1. The competition video submissions (entries) are accepted from 1 July – 5 August 2013. Only videos submitted in this period will be eligible to go into the top 20 and then the final 4. If a video is submitted on or after 1 July 2013 and has already accumulated views before, this will be taken into consideration. All videos must be preferably 30 seconds long, but will be considered too if longer than the preferred time, but shorter than 2 minutes. The higher the number of views, the better the better the chances of being selected as the viewers’ favourite, but this is not the only contributing factor to being the “viewers’ choice” as social media statistics are also taken into consideration. Entrants must be over 18 years of age.
  2. The top 20 finalists will be announced on 6 August. These top 20 finalists will be required to enter another link which will be sent to them to prepare and has to be submitted by 9 August 2013.
  3. The top 4 finalists will be announced on 19 August 2013 and we will then take the top 4 finalists to Reunion Island where they will shoot their own travel inserts on Samsung devices as well as be part of a series of webisodes by Jo-Ann Strauss Productions (Pty) Ltd.
  4. All finalists will need to have valid passports. South African passport holders do not require visas to enter Reunion, but finalists with other passports will need to make sure that they have the valid visas and other documentation to enter Reunion. This is the responsibility of the finalist. You can enter if you don’t have a passport, but need to ensure that you have the necessary travel documents when  we travel. If not, we reserve the right to choose another finalist in your place.
  5. Each finalist is responsible for making the appropriate arrangements with their employees, educational institution, etc. to be able to be available to travel to Reunion from 5-8 September 2013. 5 and 6 September are weekdays.
  6. The winner of the competition wins an online presenting opportunity as one of his/her prizes which does not require him/ her to resign from their current employment or to stop school. It is an unpaid opportunity and thus Jo-Ann Strauss Productions (Pty) Ltd or its partners are not “employing” the winner or offering paid employment.
  7. The top 4 finalists will be required to submit photographs and videos daily from Reunion Island and will be given clear instructions on the content requirements. An IT expert will be available to help finalists on the island to upload the content, but finalists are responsible for creating the content. Finalists are required to use social media on the island to share their experiences.
  8. We reserve the right to change the intended competition dates and travel dates if the need arises.
  9. We retain ownership of the travel inserts filmed as well as all content submitted by the finalists in the competition period on the island and have the right to edit it and use it on our website (or our partners’ websites).
  10. By entering your YouTube video, you grant that we may use your video on our site/s and that of our partners and that we have the exclusive right to publish, share, reproduce, distribute or incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed, without any compensation, restrictions of use, acknowledgement of source, accountability or liability.
  11. We do not have any obligation to review or upload any content you submit. We are also not in any manner responsible for any such content that you submit and any submissions where are racist, offensive, defamatory or illegal will be reported to the relevant authorities.
  12. The competition is open to South Africans and African entries. All finalists will be flown from Johannesburg to Reunion on the 5th of September and land back in JHB on the 8th of September 2013. If any finalist misses his or her flight, they are responsible for the costs of changing their flights or the costs of making alternative travel arrangements.
  13. Jo-Ann Strauss, taking into consideration the number of views and various other factors, will choose the winner. Jo-Ann’s decision is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
  14. Jo-Ann Strauss Productions (Pty) Ltd shall have the right to terminate the competition without notice of such termination. In such an event, all participants hereby waive any rights that they may have against the competition and it’s organizers and hereby acknowledge that they will have no recourse of claim of any nature whatsoever against the organizers, associated parties and its sponsors.
  15. Website image used throughout is courtesy of photographer Stephane Fournet and was provided by Reunion Tourism Board.
Prizes
  1. All finalists will receive Samsung devices on the island, which they must use to record their experiences and share on social media platforms. Samsung will provide some devices which finalists are able to keep. Details of devices will be shared in September 2013.
  2. Finalists also receive other smaller prizes, which will only be announced on the island.
  3. The winner of the online presenter search wins a Samsung Galaxy S4 Smartphone.
  4. The winner also wins an online presenting opportunity with e.tv, which will not be a paid engagement and the winner is not required to give up any employment/ educational pursuits to use the opportunity.
  5. All finalists will be flown to Reunion with Air Austral and will be accommodated in a LUX* resort for 3 nights. All meals and selected beverages will be provided. Any extras are for each finalist’s own account and no mini-bar/ telephone costs, etc. will be paid for by Jo-Ann Strauss Productions (Pty) Ltd.