The City of Unley will hold its popular street party, the Unley Gourmet Gala, on Monday 16 January 2017.
The Gala celebrates the Hostworks Stage 1 Start of the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under, which will head off from Unley the next day, 11am Tuesday 17 January.
Celebrating its seventeenth year in 2017, the Unley Gourmet Gala is the longest running event held in conjunction with the Santos Tour Down Under, where retailers and restaurants showcase their finest gourmet produce, wine and fashion in a lively street party.
Setting the tone for an exhilarating week of competition between the world’s most elite cyclists, event goers can expect their favourite event attractions along with some new and exciting twists.
Please like the Unley Gourmet Gala Facebook Page to keep up-to-date with the latest Gala news!
Our photo gallery below features highlights from the 2016 Unley Gourmet Gala.
Cosi and Crew
Street Food Traders
The City of Unley is delighted to be hosting the Hostworks Stage 1 Start of the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under (TDU).
The start will be held on Adelaide’s premier retail strip, King William Road at the Opey Avenue intersection, travelling in the opposite direction to previous years. Riders will head north into the heart of the city, finishing in Lyndoch in the Barossa Valley.
One of Adelaide’s most prestigious annual events, the Unley Gourmet Gala will be held on the eve of the Stage Start.
For more details on the TDU visit the Santos Tour Down Under Official Website and like the Santos Tour Down Under Facebook Page.
We are calling all budding entrepreneurs (aka business people) aged 12-25 who live, work, study or play in the City of Unley to grab their thinking caps, hold on tight, and dive into the Fish Tank!
Fish Tank is a competition where wannabe entrepreneurs make business presentations to a panel of judges. Being tech-savvy Generation Xers, we’re asking you to make a short, 2 minute video ‘pitching’ your business idea or product.
Your idea can be whatever you like… it can be as simple as a cupcake company or as complicated as a new iPhone game that will rival Pokémon Go! No idea is too boring, too crazy or too weird.
Your pitch will be reviewed by a group of judges who will consider the impact it will have, its innovation, creativity, practicality and the costs involved in bringing it to life. Some criteria won’t apply to your business idea or product so don’t stress if you don’t meet all of these measures.
The top 10 pitches will make it through to the LIVE Fish Tank where you will pitch your business product or idea to a panel of judges. The winning pitch will receive $2,000 plus the chance to have a mentor help you get your idea off the ground.
To enter you must also complete an entry form. If you’re under 18, make sure you get permission from a parent or guardian to let you share your genius idea.
A Fish Tank information night will be held at the Unley Library on Thursday 25 August. Drop in any time between 4pm and 6pm when all your questions will be answered!
So what are you waiting for? Pitch your idea, dive into the FISH TANK and make a SPLASH!
Entries close 5pm, Monday 5 September.
Make sure you have read the Guidelines and Terms and Conditions for this competition, and then submit your entry online:
All entrants under the age of 18 must email an Image Release Form to firstname.lastname@example.org with a parent or guardian giving permission for the release of the applicant’s video.
Alternatively, post your Image Release Form to Attn: Maddy Proud, ‘Fish Tank Talent Release Form’, City of Unley, PO Box 1, Unley SA 5061.
Submit your video by:
If you do not want your video public, and you are uploading to YouTube, you can change your privacy settings to ‘unlisted’.
If you are using Vimeo and you would like your video to be private, you can protect it with a password. Please ensure you provide this password on your entry form.
Submissions close 5pm, Monday 5 September.
Once the competition closes, a Judging Panel will choose the best ten pitches to enter the Live Fish Tank.
The top ten will be notified by phone call and a public announcement posted on the City of Unley website and Facebook Page.
The Live Fish Tank will be held from 4-6pm on Monday 19 September at the Unley Town Hall.
Finalists will be asked to pitch their business idea or product to a Judging Panel who will then ask questions.
Please read our Terms and Conditions for further details on the pitching and judging process.
Our Fish Tank Judging Panel is:
Our Fish Tank Facilitator is Maddy Proud, Youth Development Officer City of Unley.
The winner of the Live Fish Tank will be notified after the event, by phone call and public announcement on the City of Unley website and Facebook page.
The winner will receive $2,000 to put towards their business idea or product plus a mentorship or short course (value up to $1,000) relevant to this business idea or product.
The mentoring opportunity (or short course) will be decided upon by the winner and the City of Unley.
I don’t live in the City of Unley, can I still apply?
You must live, work, study or play in the City of Unley to apply for Fish Tank. This means your school, place of study, sporting club, recreational club, workplace or home could be located in the City of Unley. If you are unsure if you meet these requirements, please contact Maddy on email@example.com
If I am entering as part of a group, do all group members have to live, work, study or play in the City of Unley?
Yes, all members of your group must either live, work, study or play in the City of Unley.
How do I submit my pitch (video)?
You can upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo with the link attached to your entry form. Make sure you apply privacy settings to your video should you want to keep your idea a secret from the rest of the world! Alternatively, you can put your video on a USB and:
How strict are the age requirements?
If you are under the age of 12 and think you have a great idea that you are dying to share with the world, you may submit your pitch. However, please understand that you will be competing against up to 25 year olds. There are no exceptions for applicants over the age of 25.
I don’t know how to make a video, what should I do?
If you have an iPhone, iPad, iMac or MacBook, you can use iMovie. If you’re using iMovie on your Mac, visit Apple Help for detailed instruction on how to create a movie. If you’re using iMovie on your iPhone or iPad, visit Apple iMovie.
If you aren’t using iMovie, there are many other ways you can create your video. Simply search ‘Movie Editing Software’ for details on how to put your video together.
If you’re still having trouble, come to the Fish Tank information session in the Unley Library on Thursday 25 August between 4pm and 6pm and our friendly staff will help you make your video.
I didn’t win the $2000 prize but still want help to get my idea off the ground, what can I do?
If you are a City of Unley resident and meet the criteria, you can apply for a Youth Sponsorship. View the Youth Sponsorship Program page for more details.
The City of Unley runs six ‘Unley Business Breakfasts’ each year. These Breakfasts feature presentations from some of the leading businessmen and women in the country so it is a great opportunity to learn from the best. It is also a chance for you to meet other likeminded businesspeople and do some networking! Head to our Information for Business page to see when the next one is, but hurry, tickets sell out fast!
Many schools and universities offer courses in entrepreneurialism so make sure you ask your teacher how they can help you out, or for the older ones, search some relevant courses and degrees that are on offer around the state.
Finally, a lot can be learnt from the internet! Simply search ‘how to get my business idea or product off the ground’ and you will find plenty of websites offering handy tips to get you started!
I get really bad stage fright, what if I make it to the Live Fish Tank but don’t want to talk in front of the panel?
Unfortunately, if you are not willing to present your pitch to the judges at the Live Fish Tank (and you make it to the top 10), you will not be in consideration for winning the competition. Don’t be nervous, the judges are all nice people and will help you through your pitch. Make sure you practice your pitch at home before the live Fish Tank and bring someone along on the day that can help you out.
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