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SAA are running a "Paint the Plane" competition, and if they choose your design, it will go onto an SAA A340-600 plane. You will also win a flight to London to see the Olympic Games.

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SAA Paint the Plane competition

Only school kids & students between the ages of 7 and 21 may participate. "Let your support for the SA Olympic and Paralympic teams inspire you".


  1. Download the Airbus A340-600 template, or redraw it.

  2. E-mail your design to painttheplane@callit-it.com or post your entry to: Paint the Plane, Private Bag X33, Bryanston, 2021.

  3. Entries close 4 June 2012.

Terms and conditions

  • The promoter of the competition is South African Airways (Proprietary) Limited Reg. No 1997/022444/07

  • The competition commences will close at midday on 4 June 2012. All entries must be received by the closing time on the closing date.

  • This competition is open only to students and school children between ages of 7 and 21 who are residents in South Africa and who have a valid passport and have submitted the design via one of the listed entry portals (e-mail or postal service) between the dates of 22 April 2012 and 4 June 2012.  

  • An entrant needs to be available for travel 27 July 2012 to attend the Olympic Games, should travel not be possible at this date the ticket to the Olympic game and accommodation will be forfeited

  • The travel ticket will be valid for 12 months.

  • No transfers of tickets are allowed.

  • An entrant needs to have a valid passport.

  • Visa requirements are for the winners own account and SAA will not be liable for the successful entrant’s not meeting the visa requirements for any reason whatsoever.

  • The prize to London is for two (2) people.

  • Prizes are not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.

  • The Winner of the London Olympics 2012 tickets will receive the airline ticket and stand ticket only. Costs for transfers, visa requirements and spending money are for the winners own account.

  • Flight tickets will be valid for 6 months.

  • The Olympic Game ticket is only valid for the date stipulated and will be forfeited if not redeemed.

  • The Olympic Game ticket will be issued for a specific date and no exchanges will be permitted

  • The winner will be contacted by South African Airways via e-mail or phone.

  • The winner will be notified after the draw has taken place.

  • The judge’s decision is final.

  • The winner of the design competition and prize will be announced via e-mail and social media competition.

  • The winner’s name will be made public and the winner will be required to participate in publicity photographs etc on behalf of SAA.

  • Please note that the prizes are not transferable, non-refundable and no exchanges will be considered.

  • Prize excludes spending money and items of a personal nature.

  • Travel to the stadium, parking and all refreshments are for the winners own account.

  • Changes are not permitted once the tickets/prize have been issued

  • Please allow up to 4 weeks to receive your prize due to shipping.

  • The Prize may not be exchanged for cash.

Indemnity and Waiver

By entering, the participant agrees to the following:
South African Airways their directors, affiliates, members, partners, employees, agents, consultants, suppliers, contractors and sponsors assume no liability whatsoever for any direct or indirect loss or damage, howsoever arising from or as a result of a participant's participation in the competition or for any loss or damage, howsoever arising. Prior to awarding the prize, South African Airways may require the winner to sign such an indemnity and waiver of liability. If a winner cannot provide such indemnity, they will forfeit the prize and the prize will once again be distributed by a separate draw. The ineligible winner will have no claim against South African Airways.

South African Airways reserves the right at any time prior to final draw, to vary the nature of the competition or the prize or to vary these terms and conditions or to withdraw the competition. In such event, all participants hereby waive any rights that they may have against South African Airways and hereby acknowledge that they will have no recourse or claim of any nature whatsoever against South African Airways, their directors, affiliates, members, partners, employees, sponsors, agents or consultants.

Any amended terms and conditions published in any media will form part of the terms and conditions of the competition, to which terms entrants agree the competition is subject.

The submission of an entry into this competition will constitute express acceptance of the terms and conditions of this competition.

Employees of SAA and their immediate family members are not eligible for entry into the competition.

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