Our Backyard Competition

Share Your Surf Coast Secrets and Win

The Backyard Campaign has featured locals sharing local secrets for the last 6 months, and now it’s your turn.

Simply share your ‘best of’ stories and experiences from our Surf Coast backyard and go in the running for a $500 prize.

  • Step 1- film your story ‘on location’ using your smartphone. Film length – 25 seconds or less
  • Step 2- direct message or upload your film to Surf Coast Times via Facebook, Instagram or TikTok.
  • Step 3- wait to win.. it’s people’s choice- get your mates to vote!

Entries close at 11:59 pm on June 1st, 2022.

For more information check out the Surf Coast Times – Facebook, Instagram and TikTok channels.


Terms & Conditions

Who can enter your contest – Entrants must be over 18 years of age to enter. Entries from minors will be accepted with consent from a legal guardian and this may be displayed by having a parent/ legal guardian appear in the film with the minor.
A description of the giveaway prize – $500 Cash
How the winner is chosen – Four entries will be shortlisted by convenors. The winner will be decided by a public vote via Facebook, Instagram & TikTok. The votes will be calculated by adding up all the votes across the 3 platforms. The 4 finalists will be assigned an emoji for people to select to indicate which video they have voted for. Just a comment- Are we sure entrant will understand this… my initial inclination was just that people would just use a thumbs-up emoji.. wondering if Matt has used this system elsewhere and whether it worked?
Prize Collection – Via Bank Transfer or Cash from Times News Group
When the contest starts and ends – May 5th, 2022 to June 1st 2022. Entries close at 11:59 pm on June 1st, 2022.

This competition is in no way affiliated or endorsed by Instagram and Facebook


Conditions of entry

Times News Group/Explore Surf Coast reserves the right to use an entrant’s video as a promotional tool for the ‘Our Backyard’ competition. This includes reposting an entrant’s video for marketing purposes as well as including an entrant’s video in a final video for Explore Surf Coast. Videos may be altered/edited and may be used in other campaigns. Entrants release all rights and ownership when videos are uploaded to the competition website.

Entrant’s videos are to be up to but no longer than 25 seconds in total.

Staff and family members of Times News Group and Surf Coast Shire Council are not eligible to enter