The Centenary of Canberra are stepping up their game with what is obviously some sort of trap designed to lure interesting ex-Canberrans back into the fold.
Have your friends and family moved interstate? Invite them to share their Canberra story and they will go in the draw to win a luxury Centenary of Canberra weekend for two, valued at $3,500.
The lucky winners might even shout you to dinner and a show when they are in town. The first prize includes Canberra Theatre tickets and lunch and dinner vouchers to some of Canberra’s best restaurants, for four people.
The competition is part of the Canberra Diaspora online project, which is gathering short videos from people who have spent time in Canberra but are now dispersed around the region, country or the world.
While more than 370,000 people currently live in the ACT, many hundreds of thousands more have a Canberra connection.
By “Canberra Theatre tickets” I assume they actually mean “a large net and broken knees”.
Competition entry is easy and is open to anyone who previously lived in or has visited Canberra.
Entrants can simply record a couple of stories or anecdotes about Canberra, and upload the video at www.canberradiaspora.com.au before 10 September 2013.
Three prizes are up for grabs and include:
First prize, valued at $3,500
— return flights to Canberra for two people from any capital city in Australia
— 5 star accommodation package for two people, for two nights
— Canberra Theatre show tickets for four people
— two breakfast for two, two lunches for four and one dinner for four people
— car rental for two days
— a Legacy of Good Design prize pack
— a specially designed itinerary of Canberra attractions.
Second prize, valued at $600:
— a Canberra Glassworks voucher.
Third prize, valued at $400:
— a Craft ACT Shop voucher.
For the less technically minded, the Centenary of Canberra will also host two filming days at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September from 10am to 4pm. A professional camera crew will be onsite to film interstate visitors for the Diaspora project. The first fifteen people to film their stories each day will receive a National Museum of Australia prize pack, including a bottle of Centenary wine.
To enter the Canberra Diaspora competition, or for more information, visit: www.canberradiaspora.com.au.