Cancer Council Queensland 2022 Oncology Nurse of the Year Awards | Presented by Icon Cancer Centre
Terms and Conditions
1. The promoter of this competition is Cancer Council Queensland, Address: 553 Gregory Terrace, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4004, ABN: 48 321 126 727. Cancer Council Queensland is a registered charity under the Collections Act 1966 (Qld) and with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.
2. To be eligible to enter this competition entrants must meet the following entry criteria:
a. Nominees must be a qualified individual currently employed as a registered nurse in Queensland, with a minimum of five years oncology care experience. They must also be currently working in an oncology related role.
b. Suitable nominees are those that go over and above the everyday demands of the role and exhibit exceptional qualities.
3. Cancer Council Queensland has the right to reject any nomination that does not fulfil the criteria outlined above.
4. Nominees must demonstrate all of the following:
a. The nominee had made an exceptional contribution to improving care and outcomes for patients and/or communities; (through innovative research/improvements in patient centre outcomes)
b. The nominee has significantly contributed to delivering a positive outcome in service provision or patient care
c. The nominee has shown outstanding understanding or advocacy on behalf of patients/clients/residents or the profession.
5. There are three categories:
• Oncology Nurse: Clinical Care
• Oncology Nurse in Research
• Oncology Education and Community
6. Winners of each category go into the overarching Oncology Nurse of the Year category.
7. Judging process
Nominations with applications will be received in 3 categories.
Nominations and applications must meet all entry criteria to qualify to proceed.
Qualifying applications will be assessed based on their 300-word answers to the selection criteria.
The top three applications for each category will proceed to the next round of judging.
Nominees will be asked to prepare a presentation and will be invited to an interview with the judging panel.
The highest-ranking applicant in each category will be awarded the category prize.
The 2022 Oncology Nurse of the Year will be selected from the three category winners.
8. Entering this competition is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
9. Cancer Council Queensland reserves the right to invalidate any entry which it considers to be in breach of these Terms and Conditions.
10. If, for any reason, the competition or the awards ceremony is prevented or hindered from being conducted as planned, including, but not limited to, due to tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or acts of God, Cancer Council Queensland reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, take any action that may be available to it, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition and/or the awards ceremony.
11. Cancer Council Queensland reserves the right to disqualify any entrant at any time in its absolute discretion
12. Cancer Council Queensland employees and directors are ineligible to enter.
13. The start date of the competition is: 12.01am AEST 4 February 2022.
14. Entries close: 11.59pm AEST 11 April 2022.
15. The winners will be announced in June 2022 at the awards ceremony (date TBD) at Victoria Park Function Centre, 309 Herston Road, Herston QLD 4006.
16. The 2022 Oncology Nurse of the Year will be formally recognised at an official awards ceremony and awarded $10,000 to go towards professional development, thanks to the sponsorship of Icon Cancer Centre.
17. The winners of the three award categories - Oncology Nurse: Clinical and Care, Oncology Nurse in Research, and Oncology Education and Community, will receive $1,000 each to go towards professional development.
18. Funding will be provided for courses of each award recipient’s choosing (as approved by Cancer Council Queensland), aimed at increasing skills and knowledge in the area of oncology nursing.
19. Prizes will be awarded to the three category winners, and the overall Oncology Nurse of the Year award winner.
20. The prizes are not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Unless expressly stated, all other expenses and ancillary costs that may be incurred in relation to the prize/s are the responsibility of the winner.
21. Cancer Council Queensland’s decision is final, and it will not enter into correspondence regarding the result.
22. The winners will be notified at the awards ceremony on 23 June, 2022 and formal notification will be provided by email via contact details provided on each winner’s application,  day after the announcement date.
23. Prize winners have until 11.59pm AEST 30 November 2022 to advise CCQ of where they would like to apply their prize money would be applied to for professional development
24. The winners must notify Cancer Council Queensland of their preferred professional development opportunity by no later than 30 November 2022. Cancer Council Queensland will check the training course is suitable for oncology nursing training and development. Once the suitability has been confirmed Cancer Council Queensland will then directly pay for the professional development training within  month of being notified of the selected professional development.
25. The name of the winner/s will be published at https://oncologynurse.cancerqld.org.au/(opens in new tab) and www.cancerqld.org.au(opens in new tab)
26. Cancer Council Queensland and its members accept no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected mail.
27. Should an entrant’s contact details change during the promotional period, it is the entrant’s responsibility to notify Cancer Council Queensland. A request to access or modify any information provided in an entry should be directed to Cancer Council Queensland.
EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION
28. To the fullest extent permitted by law, entrants waive any and all rights that they or any other person claiming through them may have, against Cancer Council Queensland, its directors, employees and agents, and they release Cancer Council Queensland, its directors, employees and agents from any and all claims, actions, proceedings and demands arising in relation to any injury (including death), property damage, consequential loss and any other loss, that is suffered by them or any person claiming through them as a direct or indirect result of their participation in the competition, regardless of whether such loss arises under statute or in tort including the negligence of Cancer Council Queensland or otherwise.
29. To the fullest extent permitted by law, entrants will indemnify and keep indemnified Cancer Council Queensland, its directors, employees and agents against any claim or proceedings that is made, threatened or commenced, including for consequential loss and loss of profits and including legal costs on a full indemnity basis, that Cancer Council Queensland, its employees or agents incur or suffer as a direct or indirect result of the entrant’s participation in the competition.
30. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Cancer Council Queensland excludes all warranties or guarantees regarding the event including any warranty or guarantee that any services will be rendered with due care and skill or that any goods supplied in connection with those services will be reasonably fit for the purpose for which they are supplied. To the extent that liability for any warranty or guarantee cannot by law be excluded, then, to the fullest extent permitted by law, Cancer Council Queensland's liability:
a. for death, physical or mental injury or disease (including any aggravation or acceleration of such injury or disease) is entirely excluded; and
b. otherwise, is limited, at Cancer Council Queensland's option, to supplying the goods or services again or paying the cost of having the goods or services supplied again.
MEDIA CONSENT AND PRIVACY
31. By winning this prize each winner agrees to participate in and co-operate as required with all reasonable Cancer Council Queensland and Icon Cancer Centre media requests relating to the prize, including but not limited to, being interviewed, and photographed and/or filmed. Each winner agrees to Cancer Council Queensland and Icon Cancer Centre from time to time using their name, image and/or performance in this competition for any purpose (including publicity, merchandising, editorial, education and fundraising) in any country and by any form of media without qualification (e.g. newspapers, magazines, other print publications, radio and television broadcasts, websites, podcasts, and vodcasts) in perpetuity.
Collection Statement Oncology Nurse of the Year Nomination 2022