This is surely the biggest giveaway I’ve had the pleasure of running on bigwords. Thanks to the generous people at the South Australian Tourism Commission – one of my readers will soon be flying, with a guest, to Adelaide to attend the new Word Adelaide festival. ISN’T THAT SUPER RAD?!

The prize includes two flights from any major Australian capital city, two nights accommodation at the stunning Crowne Plaza Adelaide and tickets to two of Word Adelaide’s major events In Their Own Words featuring the comedic genius Matt Lucas and Australian comedian Kitty Flanagan and Words Without Music with Leo Sayer, Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet) Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd, Icehouse) and Taasha Coates from The Audreys.

The festival runs from August 15 – 18 in Adelaide and is essentially celebrating the power of words. Special guest Matt Lucas of Little Britain and Bridesmaids fame will be in town exclusively for the festival. There will be a range of events such as a poetry reading, yarn spinning, local Indigenous storytelling and a freestyle MC competition where the winner will receive more than $12,000 in cash and prizes. And for the word nerds, there’s also a day of  Scrabble at the Governor Hindmarsh Pub. Beer, fire and scrabble = bliss.

Adelaide is a city of festivals – we do them so well. And to have one celebrating words is something which makes me so very happy, particularly one which will feature the words of this man – one of the best in the business – Matt Lucas.


Entrants have to be able to travel between August 17-19, 2013. It’s required they like the Facebook pages of Bianca Wordley’s bigwords and Word Adelaide. If you could also share this competition with your friends through Facebook, Twitter or email that would be fabulous as we want to spread the word about this brilliant new festival.

Not only is RADelaide a pretty city, with amazing food and wine, which in itself is a mighty fine reason to want to win this prize, but you also get to stay at the gorgeous, 4 star hotel – Crowne Plaza Adelaide – located in the heart of the city.


So, in 25 words or less, please tell me why you’d love to come to Adelaide, along with your contact details, and then check back here on Monday 29 July to find out if you have won (I will not be judging the entries so everyone can enter without fear of favouritism).

It’s all about the words and passion people. You have to be in it to win it. And just to make it more fun – every time you share this post you can enter again.

For more information about the Word Adelaide Festival, and to get tickets to the event, go to:

Good luck – and who knows maybe we’ll get to meet for a champers when you’re here.

bigwords x



Thanks for all your entries and for reading bigwords xx 



  1. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these Conditions of Entry. Entry into this promotion is 
deemed acceptance of these Conditions of Entry. Entry is via Internet only.
  2. Any costs associated with accessing the promotional website remain the responsibility of each entrant and are dependent on the Internet service provider used. Any contact details entered incorrectly on the website shall be deemed invalid and will result in an ineligible entry.
  3. Entry is free and open to anyone who lives outside of South Australia. The directors, management and employees (and their immediate families) of the Promoter (South Australian Tourism Commission), its related entities, printers, suppliers, providers and agencies associated with this promotion are ineligible to enter the promotion.
  4. To enter the promotion, eligible entrants must have liked the Word Adelaide Facebook during the promotional period and answered the question beginning  with  “In  25  words  or  less…” In order to fully complete their entry, eligible entrants will be required to provide their first name, last name, country, state, suburb, current and valid email address.
  5. Entrants must be over the age of 18 years old.
  6. Multiple entries are not permitted. Entries received will be considered final by the Promoter. Incomplete, inaccurate, erroneous, ineligible or incomprehensible entries will be deemed invalid. Entries must be received by the Promoter during the promotional period. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected entries.
  7. Promotion commences at 12:01am (AEST) on 19 July 2013 and closes at 11:59pm (AEST) on 26 July 2013. All winners will be notified by telephone or email. SATC will contact the entrant to make travel arrangements.
  8. Winners will be selected in accordance with clause 9 and also comply with clause 21. Prize winners will be notified by email.
  9. Entrants can only enter in their own name. The Promoter reserves the right to request the winners to produce (within the requested time) appropriate photo identification or other documentation (to the Promoter’s   satisfaction,   at   its   sole   discretion)   in   order   to   confirm   the   winners’   identity,   age,   residential   address and email address, eligibility to enter and claim a prize and any information submitted by the winners in entering the promotion, before issuing a prize. If the documentation required by the Promoter is not received by the Promoter (or its nominated agent) or the winning entry has not been verified or validated  to  the  Promoter’s  satisfaction  within  the  time  requested,  that  winner’s  entry  will  become  invalid.  
  10. Prize: The first correctly answered eligible entry randomly drawn from all eligible entries received will win: two return flights with Qantas Airways to Adelaide, two-nights’ accommodation at Crowne Plaza Adelaide and  two  tickets  to  Word  Adelaide  events  “In  Their  Own  Words”  and  “Words  Without   Music”.   Entrants must take up the prize during the specified time 17 – 19 August 2013. 
Winners will be selected if they are an Australian resident.
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