Win Prizes with LitterBlitz 2022

 

LitterBlitz Competition

Do good AND win prizes this May – June with our LitterBlitz Competition

 

Are you a pro-nature go-getter?

You’ll know, then, how good it feels when you add something good to the world through your actions. But what’s better than the feeling of contributing positively to our world? Adding value while winning prizes.

This May and June, we’re inviting you to help test run the Litter Stopper App and see how much rubbish you can save from your streets and local natural areas (anywhere, in fact).

 

How to enter

🗑 Fill out the competition entry form: https://bit.ly/CVALitterBlitz

🧴 Download the Litter Stopper App

🧋 Head outside

🍬 Start making a difference, piece by piece

🚬 Submit your results via the app

🪥 Take a snap of your litter haul and tag it on your socials #LitterBlitz2022

 

Spend 5 minutes or 5 hours ⎻ it’s totally up to you.

Get started by filling out the comp entry form for your chance to win.

 

Wait, what exactly is a LitterBlitz anyway?

You may have already heard of a BioBlitz (identifying as many species as possible in an area within a specified time), but how about a LitterBlitz?

Well, we’re calling on you to step outside between April 23rd and June 30th to blitz your local area for litter. LitterBlitzing your local patch can be as simple as going for a walk around your neighbourhood, and picking up and identifying a few pieces of litter.

 

But why record and analyse our litter?

We know that ocean litter is one of the biggest threats to marine life, but we also know that cleanups alone won’t solve the problem. To tackle ocean litter in the most effective way, we need to get a better understanding of the litter in our local areas – where its located, how much is out there, and what kinds of litter are most common.

To help us achieve this, we’ve partnered with Beach Patrol, makers of the mobile app Litter Stopper, to help you record valuable information as part of your LitterBlitz sessions.

You can choose to blitz your local streets, parks, rivers or beaches – anywhere that matters to you. By telling us about the litter you’ve collected, you’re helping us to map ocean litter within our catchments and you’re directly contributing to our broader #SeaToSource project.

 

Show me the prizes

In addition to enjoying cleaner waterways and the satisfaction that comes from reducing threats to our incredible marine life, we’ve got some great prizes on offer.

Between April 23rd and June 30th, if you submit a Litter Stopper entry and follow the steps below, you’ll go into the draw to win 1 of 5 $100 Red Balloon e-gift vouchers.

Up to fifty lucky entrants will also receive a 6-month (3 issue) subscription to Australian Geographic magazine, courtesy of our partners at Australian Geographic.

 

How do I win prizes?

You can take part in LitterBlitz in 4 easy steps:

  1. Install Litter Stopper onto your mobile device.
  2. Complete a cleanup. It can be a 5-minute blitz of your local neighbourhood or even a 2 hour cleanup of a bushland area. It’s completely up to you.
  3. Using the Litter Stopper app, record data about your LitterBlitz.
  4. Submit an entry on the Litter Stopper app (don’t forget to take a photo of your litter haul).

Important: In order for us to access your litter data, you need to select “Conservation Volunteers Australia” as the registered organisation when using the Litter Stopper app.

  1. Head to our LitterBlitz competition page and fill out an entry form for each Litter Stopper entry you complete.

You can enter as many times as you like by following steps 2-4 above. The more times you enter, the more chances you’ll have to win! At the end of the competition period, our lucky winners will be selected at random and contacted via email by July 15th.

 

For extra info, here’s our handy guide on how to use Litter Stopper.

 

LitterBlitz Competition

And if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

PS Always LitterBlitz Safely

There are a few things to keep in mind when LitterBlitzing, to make sure that you and your fellow Blitzers stay safe.

  • Safety first. Always wear a pair of gloves when picking up litter and don’t forget to stay sun safe.
  • LitterBlitzing is always more fun with a friend. We encourage you to head out in a pair or small group of people when cleaning up. If you feel unsafe at any point, head back to safety.
  • Conduct your cleanups on public property or gain permission from the landholder if entering onto private property.
  • If you come across hazardous items (i.e. syringes), get in touch with the relevant Council for safe disposal.

 

Terms and Conditions:

  1. The competition period runs from 12:01 am April 23rd 2022 until 11:59 pm June 30th. Both Litter Stopper and LitterBlitz submissions must be uploaded during the competition period to be valid.
  2. 55 individuals will be selected as winners at random from all entries submitted during the competition period.
  3. If randomly selected as a winner, CVA staff will verify that a valid Litter Stopper entry has also been submitted and that a photo of the cleanup has also been uploaded.
  4. Each winner will receive 1 x $100 Red Balloon e-gift voucher or 1 x coupon code for a 6-month (3 issue) subscription to Australian Geographic and be notified by CVA staff via email by July 15th.
  5. The competition is open to individuals of all ages. Children younger than 13 years old must ask a parent or guardian to submit an entry on their behalf.
  6. Winners’ names and states will be published across Conservation Volunteers Australia’s social media pages, (i.e. John S., QLD).
  7. By entering the competition, the entrant provides Conservation Volunteers Australia with permission to use any photos submitted via the Litter Stopper app or LitterBlitz form for promotional purposes.
  8. CVA staff are unable to take part in this competition.

 

Litter Blitz

Join in with fellow LitterBlitzers around the country by tagging your pics on social media with #LitterBlitz2022, and let us know when you do by mentioning @conservationvolunteers (Instagram) and @Conservation Volunteers Australia (Facebook). If you’re feeling extra-hashtaggy, you can add the #CleanUpChallenge and #SeaToSource too. 🙂

 

 

#SeaToSource is a project supported by the Australian Government under the Environment Restoration Fund program.

 

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