Facts about MS

On average, 16 people are diagnosed with MS every month in Western Australia.

Terms and Conditions

Below are the Terms and Conditions for the Premier’s Summer Reading Challenge 2013-14.

  1. By entering the Challenge, entrants’ parents/caregivers agree to abide by these terms and conditions.
  2. The Challenge is open to children from birth to Year 10 (2013 school year) in Western Australia and to students who receive home schooling.
  3. As part of the Challenge children are encouraged to read for 15 hours or more during the Challenge promotion period which commences on 2 December 2013 and ends at 5.00pm WST on 31 January 2014 (“Promotional Period”).
  4. A total of one (1) draw will be conducted for the entries received during the Promotional Period (as outlined below).
  5. The competition is limited to one (1) entry per child.
  6. The Department of Education and Qatar Airways reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of all entries and entrants (including entrant’s identity, age and place of residence).
  7. Entries are to be submitted via post to Premier’s Summer Reading Challenge, Department of Education, 151 Royal Street, East Perth WA 6004.
  8. Incomplete or indecipherable entries will be deemed invalid.
  9. A total of one hundred and thirty one (131) random draws for the following prizes (Prizes) will take place as follows:
    1. One (1) random draw will take place on 14 February 2014 to select the winner of the following prize (Travel Prize):
      1. A prize of four (4) economy class tickets (Two (2) Adult (aged 21 and over) tickets and two (2) child tickets) will be issued to one (1) winner from Perth to a Qatar Airways destination in Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East and Africa. The winner of the Travel Prize will be contacted by telephone on 14 February 2014.
    2. One hundred and thirty (130) random prize draws will take place on 14 February 2014 to select the winners of the following prizes:
      1. Individual books by Western Australian authors from Fremantle Press
      2. A total of ten (10) match tickets to a Fremantle Dockers club-selected home game in 2014. Tickets will be distributed in March.
  10. Prizes cannot be redeemed, re-rerouted or exchanged for cash. All decisions connected with the random draws and the Prizes are final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the selection process.
  11. Conditions for the Travel Prize are:
    1. Winner must confirm acceptance of prize in writing by 21 February 2014. Travel Prize will be forfeited if not accepted within the stipulated time.
    2. Tickets must be issued by 7 March 2014.
    3. Travel must be completed before 31 March 2015.
    4. Winner to advise three choices of travel dates when requesting to book with Qatar Airways office. Restricted seats available during peak seasons.
    5. Winner can choose to travel to any location in Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East and Africa.
    6. All passengers should travel on the same departure and return date.
    7. Both parents /caregivers of the winner should send in writing the nominated companion names and with proof of identity and indicate the relationship to the child (ie mother, father, legal guardian).
    8. The four (4) return economy class tickets issued are valid on the services of Qatar Airways only from Perth and on a point to point basis.
    9. Embargo restrictions will apply to the Travel Prize ticket and will be subject to seat availability.
    10. No frequent flyer point miles will be awarded for these tickets.
    11. It is the responsibility of the parent/caregiver to ensure all passengers have a valid passport and visa.
    12. All applicable taxes and fuel surcharges will be covered by Qatar Airways.
    13. All duties, excess baggage or fees imposed or levied by any government or other taxing authority resulting through the use of the four return economy class tickets will be covered by the passengers.


Below are the Terms and Conditions for the Design a Bookmark Competition 2013-14

  1. By entering the Challenge, entrants’ parents/caregivers agree to abide by these terms and conditions.
  2. The Challenge is open to children from Kindergarten to Year 10 (2013 school year) in Western Australia and to students who receive home schooling in Western Australia.
  3. The promotion commences on 29 July 2013 and ends at 17.00pm WST on 27 September 2013 (“Promotional Period”).
  4. To enter the competition, students design a bookmark based on the theme “Reading takes you places”. Entries must be submitted on the official bookmark competition entry form.
  5. A total of one (1) draw will be conducted for the entries received during the Promotional Period (as outlined below).
  6. Competition is limited to one (1) entry per student.
  7. All entries must be student’s own and original work, The Department of Education and Qatar Airways reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of all entries and entrants (including entrant’s identity, age and place of residence).
  8. Entries are to be submitted via post to Premier’s Summer Reading Challenge Bookmark Competition, Department of Education, 151 Royal Street, East Perth WA 6004.
  9. Incomplete or indecipherable entries will be deemed invalid.
  10. Shortlisting of entries will be undertaken by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of WA with the top 50 entries selected from each of the three year groups (Kindergarten to Year 3; Year 4 to Year 7; and Year 8 to Year 10). A panel of judges comprising representatives from Qatar Airways, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Western Australia, the Department of Education and an illustrator/designer will then judge the entries to select one winning entry at the Department of Education in East Perth on 11 October 2013. The winner will be selected based on originality and creativity of entry design. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the selection process.
  11. A total of one (1) first prize winner will be selected.
  12. A prize of four (4) economy class tickets (two (2) adult (aged 21 and over) tickets and two (2) child tickets) will be issued to one (1) winner from Perth to a Qatar Airways destination in Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East and Africa.
    1. Prizes cannot be redeemed, re-rerouted or exchanged for cash.
    2. The winner will be contacted by telephone on 11 October 2013.
    3. Conditions for the First Prize Winner are:
      1. Winners must confirm acceptance of prize in writing by 18 October 2013. Prize will be forfeited if not accepted within the stipulated time.
      2. Tickets must be issued by 1 November 2013.
      3. Travel must be completed before 31 May 2014.
      4. Winner to advise three choices of travel dates when requesting to book with Qatar Airways. Restricted seats available during peak seasons.
      5. Winner can choose to travel to any location in Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East and Africa.
      6. All passengers should travel on the same departure and return date.
      7. Both parents /caregivers of the winner should send in writing the nominated companion names and with proof of identity and child relationship.
      8. The four (4) return economy class tickets issued are valid on the services of Qatar Airways only from Perth and on a point to point basis.
      9. Embargo restrictions will apply to the prize ticket and will be subject to seat availability.
      10. No frequent flyer point miles will be awarded for these tickets.
      11. It is the responsibility of the parent/caregiver to ensure all passengers have a valid passport and visa.
      12. All applicable taxes and fuel surcharges will be covered by Qatar Airways.
      13. All duties, excess baggage or fees imposed or levied by any government or other taxing authority resulting through the use of the four return economy class tickets will be covered by the passengers.