The Philmac Project is our way of giving something back to the regional Australians who support us. This exciting funding initiative offers $25,000* in cash grants per year to help community groups – such as schools, sports clubs, environmental groups and show societies – roll out water-related community projects.
So if you have a great idea, like a new bore, a rehabilitation site or a better use for rainwater, we’d love to know. It’s easy to enter. Just fill in the brief form online, and then rally your local community to drum up votes.
To enter The Philmac Project initiative simply head to the dedicated website at www.philmacproject.com.au register using either your Facebook details or using an email and complete the online registration form.
Once completed, you will receive a confirmation email if your entry has been received by Philmac. If you don’t receive an email please resubmit your application.
Your submission will then be checked to ensure it meets the terms and conditions and, if approved, you will receive a confirmation email and your entry will "go live".
If approved, you then need to get your local community, family and friends to vote for your entry to ensure you get in the top 5 applications for your region.
These top entries then go through to the judging panel.
Go to philmacproject.com.au. Create a profile – you can login using your existing Facebook profile. If you do not have a Facebook profile you can create an account on this page, using your email address.
Welcome to the Philmac Project! You can now submit a project, vote on projects (limited to one vote per project), share projects you like, see the official rules (including terms and conditions and Philmac Facebook guidelines), share the initiative with those you think are interested (via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Email) and also see the timeline for the initiative.
To enter a submission click on the large ‘Enter Now’ button from June 29th to go to the online submission form.
Complete the online submission form by supplying the following details:
1. Upload a photo
Select an image to upload that best showcases your project to encourage your community to vote for it.
2. Describe your entry
Entry Title: how you want your project to be known to other people.
Description: this is a short description of what your project involves, why it is a good project for the community and why you would like to get it completed.
3. Your details
4. Project details
5. How did you hear about the project – this helps understand how we can educate more people about the project.
6. Select if you wish to receive future email from Philmac about projects, new products or industry stories. This is in addition to receiving communications regarding your entry.
7. Select that you agree to the Philmac Project official rules.
8. Click on ‘Submit Entry’. You will then get a notification if you have not completed any of the above fields. Complete these and click on ‘Submit Entry’.
This will then be sent to the site administrator to check if the submission meets the project criteria.
If your project is successful you will receive an email to notify that your project is live and allows you to encourage your friends/family/community to start voting.
If your project is unsuccessful you will receive an email to notify you, which means that your project does not meet the terms and conditions (for example the project may not be in rural Australia or the project may not be water related).
Once your project has been approved and made live you can then see the project by clicking on the ‘Entries’ button on the front page. Once you are looking at your project you can also vote by clicking on the ‘Vote’ button or share your project with your friends/family/community using the ‘Share’ button. This is to help you get more people to vote for your project.
Now that your project has been approved you need to try and get as many people to vote for your project as possible by sharing with your contacts and posting status updates to encourage your friends to vote. It’s as easy as that.
Voting closes Friday October 16th 2015.
Then once you have as many votes as possible you hope that you can make the short listed projects from each region (SA, WA, QLD & NT, NSW, VIC & TAS) to be eligible for judging. The judging panel will then allocate up to $5000 per project per region and $1000RRP in Philmac product. The winners will be announced in the week following October 26th 2015.
|Round name||Starts on||Ends on|
|Submission round||June 29, 2015 @ 4:00 PM (CST)||October 2, 2015 @ 5:00 PM (CST)|
|Voting round||June 29, 2015 @ 4:00 PM (CST)||October 16, 2015 @ 5:00 PM (CST)|
|Judging round||September 21, 2015 @ 9:00 AM (CST)||October 26, 2015 @ 11:00 AM (CST)|