Community Legends Terms and Conditions of Entry

  1. Award details:

Viva Energy Community Legends Awards acknowledges and celebrates community volunteering.

The Community Legends Awards are conducted by Viva Energy Australia Pty Ltd ( “Viva Energy”) ABN 46 004 610 459 of Level 16, 720 Bourke Street, Docklands VIC 3008.

There are four Community Legends Awards categories:

  • Community Legend Finalists – Open to people (excluding Viva Energy employees and contractors) over the age of 16 provided they meet the eligibility requirements. Selected by an independent Panel made up of 75% or more Geelong community leaders and 25% or less Viva Energy employees.
  • Community Legend of the Year: Open to people (excluding Viva Energy employees and contractors) over the age of 16 provided they meet the eligibility requirements. Selected from the list of Finalists by the Panel.
  • Rising Star Award: Open to people (excluding Viva Energy employees and contractors) between the ages of 16 and 26, provided they meet the eligibility requirements. Selected from the list of Finalists by the Panel.
  • People’s Choice Award: Open to people (excluding Viva Energy employees and contractors) over the age of 16 provided they meet the eligibility requirements. Selected by Public vote via the Community Legends Awards website page.


  1. Who can be nominated (eligibility requirements)?
  • Any non-professional, volunteer associated with an incorporated/ structured sports club, community or not-for-profit organisation, or charity (from here on will be known collectively as “Organisations”), in the Greater Geelong region.
  • Greater Geelong region includes the suburbs listed below:
    Anakie, Armstrong Creek, Avalon, Balliang, Barwon Heads, Batesford, Bell Park, Bell Post Hill, Bellarine, Belmont, Breakwater, Breamlea, Ceres, Clifton Springs, Connewarre, Corio, Curlewis, Drumcondra, Drysdale, East Geelong, Fyansford, Geelong, Geelong West, Grovedale, Hamlyn Heights, Herne Hill, Highton, Indented Head, Lara, Leopold, Little River, Lovely Banks, Manifold Heights, Mannerim, Marcus Hill, Marshall, Moolap, Moorabool, Mount Duneed, Newcomb, Newtown, Norlane, North Geelong, North Shore, Ocean Grove, Point Lonsdale, Point Wilson, Portarlington, Rippleside, South Geelong, St Albans Park, St Leonards, Staughton Vale, Swan Bay, Thomson, Wallington, Wandana Heights, Waurn Ponds, Whittington.
  • Nominees must be aged 16 years and over and must have given consent to be nominated.
  • Nominees must be non-professional, non-financial members of an Organisation in the Greater Geelong region. They must be volunteers and can be participants, or administrators.
  • Finalists from the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Club Legends Awards are eligible for nomination again for any of the Community Legends Awards categories in 2022.
  • Viva Energy employees and contractors are not eligible to be nominated.


  1. Who can nominate?
  • Anyone over the age of 16 years old.
  • You can nominate yourself.
  • You can nominate more than one person.
  • Viva Energy employees and contractors are eligible to nominate and vote on the People’s Choice award (see details below).
  • You do not need to live in the greater Geelong region to nominate someone.


  1. How to nominate:
  • Nominations must be made on the official online nomination form at
  • Nominations must include a written statement addressing the criteria in each of the sections of the online nomination form.
  • An image or video must also be supplied.


  1. Program Timeframes:
  • The nomination period commences on Thursday 07 July 2022 at 12:00am AEST and concludes on Sunday 28 Aug 2022 at 11.59pm AEST.
  • Nominations must be received by Viva Energy via the online nomination form prior to the close date and time (editorial coverage of a person is not a substitute for a valid nomination being lodged and editorial coverage of a person does not mean that a valid nomination has been lodged in relation to that person. Similar coverage also does not mean the nomination will be a finalist).
  • The time of entry will in each case be the time the valid nomination form is received by Viva Energy, not at the time of transmission by the nominating person.
  • Viva Energy accepts no responsibility for any late, lost or misdirected nominations including delays in the delivery of the entry due to technical disruptions, network congestion or for any other reason.
  • The voting period for the ‘Community Legends People’s Choice Award’ will be open from 12am, Monday 05 September 2022 until 11.59pm, Sunday 18 September 2022.
  • Winners will be announced on Tuesday 04 October 2022 at the Community Legends Awards Gala dinner


  1. Judging:
  • There will be a panel compiled of judges selected from the Geelong community (aim will be to have six independent judges) and two Viva Energy senior employees who will assess the applications and determine the finalists and overall winners of the Community Legends Awards for all categories except for the People’s Choice award.
  • The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • There will be up to 10 finalists for the Community Legends Awards. The final number will be at the discretion of the judges.
  • The judging panel will award ten finalist Community Legends from which the following awards will be made:
  • One Community Legend of the Year; and
  • One Rising Star Award
  • A Community Legend – People’s Choice winner will be voted by the general public via the Website. If via this process there is a draw, there will be two People’s Choice winners announced.
  • The awards process will be independently audited.
  • The Community Legends Awards winners will be judged on their demonstration of four ‘Community Legend’ criteria:
    • Role at an Organisation and length of service
    • Promotion of inclusiveness of the Organisation
    • Strength as a role model
    • Overall impact on the community


  1. Prizes and Awards:
  • Community Legend of the Year – winner = $5,000 for themselves and $10,000 for their Organisation
  • Rising Star – winner = $3,000 for themselves and $5,000 for their Organisation
  • People’s Choice – winner =  $3,000 for themselves and $5,000 for their Organisation
  • All ten Finalists – winner = $1,500 for themselves and $3,000 for their Organisations.
  • Awards Dinner: All finalists will be invited to a prestigious dinner to recognise winners and the Organisations they support.
  1. General terms
  • All entrants authorise, subject to receipt of prior written notification, Viva Energy to use the information contained in entries, including the photographs provided (other than confidential information) for any purposes it sees fit including, but not necessarily limited to, promotional purposes.
  • Without limiting the generality of clause 8a, and subject to proper acknowledgement being given to the relevant entrant, all entrants authorise Viva Energy to publish details of their entry, including (but not limited to) contact names and photos. Viva Energy will not use the personal information of entrants for any other purpose without prior consent of the entrant, or unless authorised or required to do so by law.
  • Entrants acknowledge that they may be required for presentations and media interviews in respect of their entry and agree to take all reasonable steps to make themselves available for, and actively participate in, such presentations or media interviews.
  • People’s Choice voting: Only one vote is permitted per valid email address.
  • If you are an award finalist, you agree to attend all awards presentation events and other awards events that we notify you about, and agree to assist in publicising the Community Legends Awards as requested by Viva Energy.
  • At any time, Viva Energy reserves the right to disqualify entries in the Community Legends Awards for non-compliance with these Terms.
  • If you, your Organisation or your representatives are involved in any conduct or activity in any way (including of a personal nature) that:
    • is illegal;
    • is fraudulent;
    • may harm Viva Energy Australia’s name or reputation;
    • breaches these Terms,

We may, in our discretion, withdraw any award and associated prizes that you have received. If requested by us, you agree to no longer publically promote yourself or your Organisation as being associated with the Award, or Viva Energy. This clause survives the expiration of these Terms.