Promoting our workshops

The Australian Development Agency for Statistics and Information Systems regularly presents a number of workshops in statistics, survey design and the design of clinical trials. As part of our marketing campaign we regularly run contests in order to raise awareness about our workshops.

 The Prize – a free registration to a two-day workshop

The winner of each contest will be able to attend one of the workshops that we will present over the next year completely free of registration charge. The winner will be able to choose the workshop that best suits their interests. At present we teach workshops entitled Introduction to Statistics, Introduction to Linear and Logistic Regression, Introduction to Longitudinal Data Analysis, Introduction to Survey Design, and Introduction to Clinical Trials. We present these workshops in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. The prize does not include any travel costs or other expenses involved in the attendance of the workshop. Please note that if you have already registered and paid for an upcoming workshop then your registration money will be reimbursed. For more information about our upcoming workshops please visit

Some contests will be restricted in terms of the choice of our workshops or who can enter the contest, others will be open to any workshop over the coming year and open to anyone to enter. To understand the details for any specific contest please see the table below.


How to enter and win a contest

To enter a contest please follow the link to the contest from the table below. You will be asked to enter your name and email address (these will be used solely for the purposes of running the contest, and will not be used for any other purpose). You will also be asked to provide a one-sentence answer to the question for that contest (eg. what is your favourite statistical software program and why?). Once you have entered your entry will be verified to ensure inoffensive language and content. Following verification you will receive an email to acknowledge that your entry has been entered into the contest, and will now appear on the page of submitted entries. At that point you are then encouraged to ask all of your friends and colleagues to vote for your entry as the most popular entry in the contest (you might send them an email with a link to the contest page and some details on how to search for your entry on that page). Please note that the entries on the page will be listed in terms of how many votes they have received. When the contests concludes (see the dates for each contest in the table below) the entry with the most votes will win that contest. The winner will then be contact directly by the contest organisers.

Please note that if you win the contest and you have already registered and paid for a workshop that will be held during the time period listed in the contest prize then you will be able to claim a reimbursement for that workshop as your prize. 


Our current contests

Link to the Contest Last date for voting If I win, what is the time period in which I can attend the workshop? In which cities will I be able to attend the workshop? Any restrictions on who can enter?
Contest #1 Friday 7 June 2013 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 All Cities Anyone
Contest #2 Friday 7 June 2013 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 Canberra Anyone



Find out about future contests

To keep up to date when future contests are announced please join our email list and our LinkedIn discussion groups. Details about these groups can be found at


Terms and conditions

1. The names of all prize winners be notified by email.

2. Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any variation in prize value following the commencement date of the competition.

3. The Promoter and its associated agencies and companies will not be liable for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or loss of profits), expense, damage, personal injury or death which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person’s negligence) in connection with this competition or accepting or using any prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law).

4. Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to take any action that may be available and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process including if an automated entry or voting mechanism is used.

5. Promoter reserves the right to contact entrants via email about the promotion and a future promotion

6. Each winner is responsible for any tax implication arising from winning a prize.

7. In the event of any prize not being accepted or claimed within 3 weeks of the winner’s name being posted on the website, the relevant winner’s entry will be deemed invalid and the Promoter reserves the right to award the unclaimed prize to the next best Eligible Entrant determined by the Promoter in its sole discretion.

8. Except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law, the Promoter, their related entities and their officers, employees and agents, exclude all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of the Promotion, including, but not limited to, where arising out of the following: (a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under the Promoter’s control); (b) any theft, unauthorized access or third party interference; (c) any entry or prize claim that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by the Promoters) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoters; (d) any variation in prize value to that stated in these Terms and Conditions; (e) any tax liability incurred by a winner or entrant; (f) redemption of the prizes; and/or (g) participation in the Promotion.

9. If the Promoter, in its absolute discretion, considers an entry is in violation of any laws, the Promoter may report the entrant to the appropriate law enforcement authority and the entrant will have no claim against the Promoter, including for any loss or damage it may suffer as a result.

10. All entries will be the property of the Promoter and may be used by the Promoter in advertising the Promoter’s products and services. All Eligible Entrants assign all copyright in their entries to the Promoter and expressly waive all of their moral rights under the Copyright Act 1968 (C'th) in favour of the Promoter and all Eligible Entrants agree to do all things reasonably necessary to give effect to this term. The personal information entrants provide will be used by the Promoter for the purpose of conducting this competition. The Promoter may disclose entrant’s personal information to its contractors and agents to assist in conducting this competition or communicating with entrants.

11. Where the prize is awarded in the form of a gift card, voucher or letter ("Voucher"), the Promoter will not be liable for any Voucher that has been lost, stolen, forged, damaged or tampered with in any way. Redemption of the Voucher is subject to the terms and conditions specified on the Voucher.

12. Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any time does not constitute a waiver of those rights.