Palmy Lunchbox Challenge

Think outside the (lunch)box this July!


  • The competition starts on the 1st July 2020 and ends on the 26th July 2020.
  • The competition is open to residents of the towns in the Manawatū river catchment region aged 18 years and under.
  • Valid entries for the competition must be submitted through the Palmy’s Plastic Pollution Challenge (PPPC) Facebook page, Instagram account, or entries can be emailed to
    • Facebook entries: Post a photo or a short video of your reduced plastic (or plastic free) lunchbox on the wall or competition post on the PPPC Facebook page and include the hashtag #palmylunchboxchallenge and your name and age.
    • Instagram entries: Post a photo or a short video of your reduced plastic (or plastic free) lunchbox on Instagram and tag @palmyplasticchallenge and include the hashtag #palmylunchboxchallenge and your name and age.
    • Email entries: Email a photo or a short video of your reduced plastic (or plastic free) lunchbox to including your name and age in the email.
  • Multiple entries will be accepted.
  • To be eligible to win, entrants must have shared a photograph or short video of their reduced plastic (or plastic free) lunch box to the PPPC Facebook page or on Instagram (including the hashtag #palmylunchboxchallenge and the entrant’s name and age) or to the email address within the specified timeframes.
  • For the avoidance of doubt, “reduced plastic” means that the lunchbox must contain less plastic than you normally use. If your usual lunchbox contains no plastic already, that's awesome, we'd still love to see your plastic free lunchbox too. The lunchbox itself can be made of any material. The lunchbox that you already have is the most sustainable choice!
  • Each photo or short video entered as part of the competition must comply with the following; failure to do so will result in disqualification of the entrant’s entry from consideration for the competition.
    • feature a reduced plastic (or plastic free) lunchbox created by the entrant.
    • be photographed in the Manawatū river catchment region. 
    • be the entrant’s original work and does not infringe any copyright.
    • must not be offensive, illegal, obscene or pornographic.
  • The top three entries will be selected on or around 30th July 2020 at the Environment Network Manawatū (ENM) office. ENM will determine, at its absolute discretion, which entries are the winners. ENM is not required to give any reasons for its decision.
  • The three winners will be announced on the PPPC Facebook and Instagram pages, ENM website, Manawatū River Source to Sea Facebook page, ENM newsletter and in other promotional materials. Winners will be contacted via Facebook, Instagram or email within a week of the decision being made.
  • The prizes will be $70 vouchers for the cinema or a local trampoline park. The winners can pick one of these options.
  • Incomplete and incomprehensible entries are not eligible to win. ENM accepts no responsibility for misdirected, lost or delayed entries and entries not received for any reason during the competition period, or for any technical difficulties with entry.
  • All prizes must be taken as stated. The prizes are not transferable, divisible or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash. ENM reserves the right to supply an alternative prize of similar monetary value.
  • By entering the competition entrants understand and agree that ENM may use and disclose any information provided by them for future promotional, marketing or publicity purposes.
  • ENM will not be held liable for any loss, damage or injury, which results directly or indirectly from the competition.
  • The copyright of all entries, videos, photographs, artwork, belongs exclusively to ENM and reserves the right to edit and republish them in any media.
  • Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.