Category Archives: Competitions


Australia Post Survey Winners

100voucherA big congratulations goes to the winners of our recent Australia Post Survey. The survey saw hundreds of students vote and comment on what Australia Post products and services would benefit their lifestyles as well as the Australia Post services on campus.

Taking the saying “penny for your thoughts” to the next level, lucky participants won a $100 Co-op gift voucher! Congratulations to Michael C., Courtney L., Alice B. and Jessica M.



30 Days of WIN with ME Bank

It’s not an April Fool’s joke, we are really giving you the chance to win a $100 gift card every day in April!!!

Earlier this year you would have seen how we partnered up with ME Bank on a really cool deal – your $25 Co-op membership is getting paid back into an EveryDay Transaction Account with ME Bank and a you get cute dual card that has fab perks like Tap & Go, 5% cashback with PayPass and more! On top of all that, this month we’re giving you the chance to win $100 Co-op gift voucher when you complete your Co-op dual card ME Bank application.

So complete your ME Bank application now and WIN!!

Also, If you want to upgrade your standard Co-op Membership to the NEW dual card, email Co-op Support and request an upgrade to get $25 and for your chance to WIN a $100 gift voucher!

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The Microsoft Imagine Cup

This is one for all the computer buffs out there – the Microsoft Imagine Cup!

The world’s leading student technology competition, the Microsoft Imagine Cup prompts students to tap into their imagination and create a technology solution for one of the organisation’s competitions and challenges. It is a chance for students to meet and connect with like-minded creatives from across the globe, while sharing ideas, having fun and being there for the unveiling of a technological milestone. The project can comprise of purely software or a mixture of software and hardware, but it must use either Windows, Windows Phone, or Windows Azure. Participants get involved in the new generation of games and apps, and even have the opportunity to turn their ideas into a business, all the while networking and making new friends from around the world.

So… the part we all really want to get to – what does the winner get? Well, it depends on the contest, but the first place teams in the main categories (Games, Innovation and World Cup) win a sweet $50,000 with all World Finalists scoring a trip to Seattle, USA.

Check out this vid, or hit up the Imagine Cup website for more info on the comp and deets on how to enter. Good luck!



AFFIRM Press and Melbourne Uni Writing Prize

If you’re a budding author with a novel in any genre (except poetry and playwriting), and you’re a recent graduate or postgrad student in Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne, then you can enter a new writing competition to get your unpublished manuscript in front of Affirm Press! The amazing prize includes 20 hours of manuscript development, editorial meetings and 4-6 weeks of desk space in which to work on your novel. The prize aims to help students develop their manuscript to a professional standard and gain some valuable insights into the market.

Affirm Press are a Melbourne based publishing house who have teamed up with the University of Melbourne to design a competition “to encourage students with a focus in creative writing to prepare a manuscript to a professional standard and gives them access to professional development with a publisher/editor and offers the potential for publication.” The competition closes on 31 Mar 2014, so get scribbling!

So if you’re a creative writing postgrad looking to get some invaluable help on your manuscript, check out the competition details and good luck! You can see the application and terms and conditions of the competition here.

Win Mortal Instruments City of Bones

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

The international best-selling series ‘The Mortal Instruments‘ by Cassandra Clare has followed in the steps of that other little bestseller Twilight and has been turned into a film. The first in the series ‘City of Bones‘ is released this week reveals the world of the Shadowhunters, a dedicated team of peeps who protect and attempt to rid the world of demons.

To celebrate the series and the launch of the movie we’ve got a prize pack of books 1-5 – City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, and City of Lost Souls – to give-away


with two runners up receiving the film-tie-in cover edition of City of Bones

To be in the running all you need to do is in 25 words or less tell us the name of a demon and what it’s power is – the most creative answer will win.

To get you in the mood here’s the trailer for City of Bones the movie:

Competition closes 15th September. Only the winner will be contacted.


Win Back the Cost of Your Textbooks: Week 2!

It’s that time again… time to announce the lucky winner of our Win Back the Cost of Your Textbooks competition for week two!

A very big congratulations goes to Alexandra Harris  from  Macquarie University who was presented with a $250 Co-op gift voucher by store manager Megan. Happy spending, Alexandra!

If you want to know a bit more about the competition, check out our week one post here. Otherwise, cut straight to the chase and try your luck by keeping an eye out for our Win Back the Cost of Your Textbooks competition in stores, or simply buy your textbooks now to automatically go into the draw.

Best of luck, and may the odds be ever in your favour (yep, we went all Hunger Games on you. Couldn’t resist.)


Win Back the Cost of Your Textbooks: Week 1!


At the start of every semester we run a fantastic competition – a fierce battle with the chance to win fame, fortune and glory… well, maybe not quite that far, but you do win back the cost of your textbooks and that’s kind of the same thing.

With a draw every week for four weeks, the winner takes home a voucher to the value of the amount they have spent on textbooks (up to $250!), making it just another way we lend a helping financial hand to uni students.

Our first winner was lucky Co-op Member Steven Connell (pictured) from Griffith University who took home a Co-op voucher to the value of $250. Congratulations Steven!!

If you’re keen to try your luck, keep an eye out for our Win Back the Cost of your Textbooks competition in stores or simply buy your textbooks now to automatically go into the draw.



Win It Starts with Passion

It Starts With Passion

Win It Starts with Passion

How to ignite your passion, live with purpose, and succeed in life and business

In this book, Keith Abraham shows you how to ignite the passion in your life, as well as in the lives of your colleagues, employees, and associates. He includes in-depth research, easy-to-understand concepts, inspirational stories, and clear visual models to show you how to find out what’s meaningful to you and pursue it with passion and energy. In the process, Abraham shows you what you can achieve when you align your purpose, passion, and personal goals.

To win a copy of It Starts with Passion by Keith Abraham tell us in 25 words or less why you’d like to win!

Competition Closes 31st August 2013. Only the winner will be contacted.