Treasure Hunt


CQ News – Treasure Hunt Competition


  1. The Promoter is Central Queensland News Publishing Company Pty Ltd. 5/104 Egerton Street, Emerald, Queensland 4720. ABN 69 009 657 327; Telephone: 07 4980 0820.
  2. By entering this competition, Contestants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
  3. Contestants must be permanent residents of Queensland who reside within the CQ News newspaper distribution area to be eligible to enter.
  4. Contestants must be 18 years of age and over to be eligible to enter.  
  5. If there is any inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and anything else that refers to this competition, then these Terms and Conditions will prevail. 


  1. To enter, Contestants must collect an original entry form, match the clue to the corresponding box number from the logos at the bottom of the page and correctly answer the clues to all three (3) questions to complete the entry form.
  2. Entry forms must be original newsprint.
  3. Photocopies, scanned images, web/digital prints, reproductions or other falsified artwork will not be accepted. 
  4. The contestant must place their fully completed entry form into an envelope marked CQ News – Treasure Hunt; then
  • Deliver to CQ News, Shop 5/ 104 Egerton Street, Emerald Qld 4720; or
  • Send to: CQ News, PO Box 259, Emerald Qld 4720.  
  1. Entries must be received within the Promotion Period (refer Clause 13).
  2. Contestants may submit more than one entry, but can win only one (1) prize throughout the promotion.  
  3. Entrants are responsible for any cost associated with delivery o0r postage of entries.  


  1. The competition commences on Friday February 10, 2017 and closes at 5:00pm AEST Wednesday March 15, 2017 (“Promotion Period”). Entries received outside the Promotion Period will be deemed invalid.                                                 


  1. Winners will be selected via random draw and will receive one of the following prizes:
  2. 1 of 15 $30.00 vouchers to a participating store in Emerald:
    1. Brumby’s Bakery
    2. Central Highlands Pool and Spa
    3. CQ Saddlery
    4. Central Western Communications
    5. Eagleshams Menswear
    6. Ethereal Flowers and Gifts
    7. House of Magnolias
    8. Imps Hair Designs
    9. Jeffco Holdings
    10. Emerald Office Supplies
    11. Pat’s Gems
    12. Peter Taylors Sewing Centre
    13. Plaza Sports
    14. Spoilt
    15. Emerald 4x4.
  • Winners must collect their prize from the CQ News in person by 5:00pm AEST May 17, 2017.
  • Prizes that remain uncollected after this date will be entered into an uncollected prize redraw (refer Clause 29 and 30).
  • Please refer to the Shopping Voucher for expiry date of the voucher.    
  • The total maximum retail value of the prize pool is $450.00 (inclusive of GST).
  1. All prizes are valued inclusive of GST and the Promoter takes no responsibility for any variations in item values. 
  2. Any taxes which may be payable as a consequence of a contestant winning a prize, are the sole responsibility of that winner. 
  3. Prizes are non-transferable and can’t be redeemed for cash. 
  4. If the specified prize becomes unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter may substitute a prize of similar nature and/or like or greater value.


  1. The following persons are ineligible to enter. Contestants must be 18 years of age and above.
  • Employees of, or contractors to, the Promoter as far as they are directly associated with this competition;
  • The spouse, de facto spouse, parent, natural or adopted child, and sibling (whether natural or adopted by a parent), of such employees and contractors (whether or not they live in the same household);
  • Contestants who have used or attempted to use any more than one name in order to qualify to win any contest run by the Promoter except in the case of a legal change of name.
  1. All Contestants acknowledge that even if the Promoter only learns of a person’s ineligibility after the Promoter has appeared to award the prize to the ineligible person, it may require the return of the prize or payment of its value to the Promoter to be dealt with as an unclaimed prize.


  1. The prize winners will be selected via a random draw at the CQ News office, Shop 5/104 Egerton Street, Emerald Qld from 5:00pm AEST Wednesday March 15, 2017.
  2. The prize will be awarded following winner validation and verification. 
  3. The winners will be contacted by telephone.
  4. Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 
  5. The winner’s details will be published in the CQ News Friday March 17, 2017.      
  6. All Contestants acknowledge that the Promoter has the right to publicise and publish his/her name, character and likeness. 
  7. All contest winners must avail themselves for a photo if required by the Promoter and acknowledge that the Promoter has the right to utilise publicity photos in any reasonable manner it sees fit without compensation to the Contestant.


  1. Winners must collect their prize no later than 12:00pm AEST Wednesday May 17, 2017.
  2. Prizes that remain uncollected will be entered back into an uncollected prize redraw at 3:00pm AEST Wednesday May 17, 2017, as per these terms and conditions. Redraw winner will be selected by random draw and notified by telephone.


  1. Prizes must be claimed in person from the CQ News office, Emerald and Government issued Photo ID is required to confirm identity and residential address.  
  2. Any winner must complete a Competition Release Form to confirm collection of their prize.
  3. It is the sole responsibility of the winner to collect their prize.


34. The Promoter is not responsible for the loss of prizes due to incorrect or imprecise delivery details provided by a winner.  The Promoter also takes no responsibility for prizes lost or stolen after they have been released for delivery via postage or courier. 

35. The Promoter makes no representations or warranties as to the quality, suitability or merchantability of any of the goods/services offered as prizes. 

36. To the extent permitted by law, the Promoter is not liable for any loss suffered or sustained by any person and including, but not limited to consequential (including economic) loss by reason of any act or omission, deliberate or negligent, by the Promoter, or its servants or agents, in connection with the arrangement for supply, or the supply, of any goods or services by any person to the prize winner(s) and, where applicable, to any persons accompanying the winners.

37. Subject to complying with all relevant state and Territory legislation, the Promoter reserves the right to amend, cancel or suspend this competition if an event beyond the control of the Promoter corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the competition.

38. If for any reason this competition is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any causes beyond the control of the Promoter, which corrupt or infect the administration, security fairness or integrity or proper conduct of this promotion, the Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, take any action that may be available, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition, subject to any direction given by State Regulation.


39. All entries become and remain the property of the Promoter and its related parties, subject to the limits contained in the Privacy Statement and as set out in these terms and conditions.

40. The Promoter and its related parties, also collect personal information in order to conduct the Promotion and may use and disclose such information in accordance with its privacy policy, including to sending ongoing information and promotional material about opportunities, services and products (relating to our business or a third party).

41. To facilitate your participation, the Promoter may disclose your personal information to other companies associated with this promotion.