Terms and conditions | Community Digital Champions

Nominators and participants involved in the Community Digital Champions program are bound by the following rules, and consent to the use of their image or likeness and their submission information, to further promote the program.

Eligibility and selection

  1. The program is open to individuals (not organisations) based in Queensland.
  2. There are no age restrictions, however people under the age of 18 must provide parent or guardian consent on the nomination form.
  3. The program is not open to consultants or individuals perceived to be focused on the benefit and promotion of their business, organisation or personal pursuits over the broader community contribution made to Queensland.
  4. Nominees (potential Champions) must be able to demonstrate the social or community benefit of their activities.
  5. Nominees must be currently conducting voluntary activities – or will do so if selected as a Champion – that significantly contribute to raising digital awareness and confidence, encouraging online participation and uptake of digital technologies and solutions.
  6. Activities undertaken as part of paid employment are not considered to be Champion-based voluntary activities.

Nominations

  1. Nominators are responsible for completing Parts A and C of the online form. They act as a referee for the nominee and confirm the nominee meets the eligibility and selection requirements.
  2. Nominees are responsible for completing Part B of the online form and must be supported by an eligible nominating organisation.
  3. Submissions received after the closing date will be held for consideration in subsequent rounds.
  4. As part of the submission process nominees will be required to:
    1. indicate the type and frequency of voluntary digital activities they will undertake throughout their year of tenure
    2. provide a brief biography
    3. provide social media address details (if available)
    4. attach a self-image (head and shoulder)
    5. provide parent or guardian consent if under the age of 18.

Agreement

  1. Champions agree to:
    1. abide by the terms and conditions as part of the nomination process
    2. maintain communication with the Queensland Government via the program management team, and provide information about their voluntary activities and feedback on the program by responding to surveys when requested.

Expectation and behaviour

  1. The department may suspend or revoke a Champion's position, if they:
    1. provide false or misleading information in their application
    2. post inappropriate content
    3. behave inappropriately in their capacity as a Champion or in any manner which brings the Queensland Government into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or damages the Queensland Government's reputation
    4. are charged with, or convicted of, a criminal offence
    5. fail to perform their obligations as a Champion, including:
      • conducting voluntary activities
      • responding to requests for information about activities.

Due diligence

  1. Shortlisted nominees will be required to sign a due diligence form, permitting the Queensland Government to authenticate all information or documentation provided throughout the submission process.

Selection

  1. Selection of Champions is undertaken by the Community Digital Champions Selection Committee, which consists of broad representation from industry, community and government.

Tenure

  1. Community Digital Champions will hold their position for a period of 12-months.
  2. Champions unable to complete their 12-month commitment must provide written notification to digitalchampions@hpw.qld.gov.au
  3. At the completion of the 12-month tenure, departing Champions will be invited to join the Champions Alumni.

Promoting Champions’ digital stories

  1. It is expected that Champions will freely share their ‘digital journeys’ with Queenslanders, through voluntary digital activities, participation in relevant Queensland Government, industry or community-led activities, and/or activities coordinated by their nominating organisation, etc.
  2. The program’s management team will work with Champions to promote their activities, the program, and the benefits of digital engagement.
  3. Champions may be involved in:
    • helping to develop written case studies that showcase their activities
    • participating in media opportunities
    • contributing to online public engagement via social media, blogs, guest forums and the community interactive hub
    • speaking opportunities
    • facilitating workshops
    • participating in exhibitions and displays
    • attending events (note: Champions under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian).

Remuneration and expenses

  1. Community Digital Champions are not remunerated, and are generally responsible for their own out-of-pocket expenses.

Disclaimer

The public views expressed by Community Digital Champions are not necessarily the views of the department or the Queensland Government.

Content or images deemed to be offensive, abusive or inappropriate by the Queensland Government will be removed.

The Community Digital Champions program/Queensland Government recognises specific digital activities being undertaken by individuals based in Queensland.

The program does not endorse any business or organisation that a Champion may be associated with and does not endorse broader activities undertaken by individual Champions, beyond the parameters of this program.

Champions must not assert any association between the Community Digital Champions Program/Queensland Government and the Champion’s business, or the Champion’s activities beyond the parameters of the program.

The Queensland Government reserves the right to change the champ rules at any time.

The Queensland Government reserves the right to dismiss a Community Digital Champion at its sole and absolute discretion at any time and for any reason. The Queensland Government, in exercising its right to dismiss a Champion, need not give reasons for doing so.

Nominators and participants involved in the Community Digital Champions program are bound by the following rules, and consent to the use of their image or likeness and their submission information, to further promote the program.

Eligibility and selection

  1. The program is open to individuals (not organisations) based in Queensland.
  2. There are no age restrictions, however people under the age of 18 must provide parent or guardian consent on the nomination form.
  3. The program is not open to consultants or individuals perceived to be focused on the benefit and promotion of their business, organisation or personal pursuits over the broader community contribution made to Queensland.
  4. Nominees (potential Champions) must be able to demonstrate the social or community benefit of their activities.
  5. Nominees must be currently conducting voluntary activities – or will do so if selected as a Champion – that significantly contribute to raising digital awareness and confidence, encouraging online participation and uptake of digital technologies and solutions.
  6. Activities undertaken as part of paid employment are not considered to be Champion-based voluntary activities.

Nominations

  1. Nominators are responsible for completing Parts A and C of the online form. They act as a referee for the nominee and confirm the nominee meets the eligibility and selection requirements.
  2. Nominees are responsible for completing Part B of the online form and must be supported by an eligible nominating organisation.
  3. Submissions received after the closing date will be held for consideration in subsequent rounds.
  4. As part of the submission process nominees will be required to:
    1. indicate the type and frequency of voluntary digital activities they will undertake throughout their year of tenure
    2. provide a brief biography
    3. provide social media address details (if available)
    4. attach a self-image (head and shoulder)
    5. provide parent or guardian consent if under the age of 18.

Agreement

  1. Champions agree to:
    1. abide by the terms and conditions as part of the nomination process
    2. maintain communication with the Queensland Government via the program management team, and provide information about their voluntary activities and feedback on the program by responding to surveys when requested.

Expectation and behaviour

  1. The department may suspend or revoke a Champion's position, if they:
    1. provide false or misleading information in their application
    2. post inappropriate content
    3. behave inappropriately in their capacity as a Champion or in any manner which brings the Queensland Government into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or damages the Queensland Government's reputation
    4. are charged with, or convicted of, a criminal offence
    5. fail to perform their obligations as a Champion, including:
      • conducting voluntary activities
      • responding to requests for information about activities.

Due diligence

  1. Shortlisted nominees will be required to sign a due diligence form, permitting the Queensland Government to authenticate all information or documentation provided throughout the submission process.

Selection

  1. Selection of Champions is undertaken by the Community Digital Champions Selection Committee, which consists of broad representation from industry, community and government.

Tenure

  1. Community Digital Champions will hold their position for a period of 12-months.
  2. Champions unable to complete their 12-month commitment must provide written notification to digitalchampions@hpw.qld.gov.au
  3. At the completion of the 12-month tenure, departing Champions will be invited to join the Champions Alumni.

Promoting Champions’ digital stories

  1. It is expected that Champions will freely share their ‘digital journeys’ with Queenslanders, through voluntary digital activities, participation in relevant Queensland Government, industry or community-led activities, and/or activities coordinated by their nominating organisation, etc.
  2. The program’s management team will work with Champions to promote their activities, the program, and the benefits of digital engagement.
  3. Champions may be involved in:
    • helping to develop written case studies that showcase their activities
    • participating in media opportunities
    • contributing to online public engagement via social media, blogs, guest forums and the community interactive hub
    • speaking opportunities
    • facilitating workshops
    • participating in exhibitions and displays
    • attending events (note: Champions under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian).

Remuneration and expenses

  1. Community Digital Champions are not remunerated, and are generally responsible for their own out-of-pocket expenses.

Disclaimer

The public views expressed by Community Digital Champions are not necessarily the views of the department or the Queensland Government.

Content or images deemed to be offensive, abusive or inappropriate by the Queensland Government will be removed.

The Community Digital Champions program/Queensland Government recognises specific digital activities being undertaken by individuals based in Queensland.

The program does not endorse any business or organisation that a Champion may be associated with and does not endorse broader activities undertaken by individual Champions, beyond the parameters of this program.

Champions must not assert any association between the Community Digital Champions Program/Queensland Government and the Champion’s business, or the Champion’s activities beyond the parameters of the program.

The Queensland Government reserves the right to change the champ rules at any time.

The Queensland Government reserves the right to dismiss a Community Digital Champion at its sole and absolute discretion at any time and for any reason. The Queensland Government, in exercising its right to dismiss a Champion, need not give reasons for doing so.