The Ultimate Carton: XXXX Island

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  • Wednesday, 05 March 2014 12:34
(8 votes)

Competition now closed.

The phrase “that’s a carton” is comprised of just three little words, yet these words can have a big impact.

“That’s a carton” is a term you will have no doubt heard on site, uttered in reference to an embarrassing blunder or an agreed upon wager.

Uttering these three words commits the “cartonee” (person being fined) and “cartoner” (person issuing the fine) to an ongoing relationship that can only be annulled with the purchasing and provision of a carton.

Minetalk is calling on readers to submit their best “that’s a carton” photo, video or story for the opportunity to score themselves and three mates a prize package worth up to $10,000 RRP (including return domestic flights) to visit the idyllic XXXX Island, located off the central Queensland coast. 

'That’s a carton' submissions may include a short story, an image with accompanying caption, or a short video clip. A word limit of 250 words apply for short story and image captions. A maximum length of 1 minute applies for video entries. One entry per person. Terms & Conditions Apply


Remember we support safe working practices, so we don’t want to see any unsafe or reckless “that’s a carton” submissions. They won’t get you anywhere! Simply tell us your most entertaining story about someone who owes you a carton and how they got it to you, for your opportunity to win.

The ultimate prize-winner, as judged by the Minetalk panel, will spend 3 nights living it up on the island that features such amenities as:

  • Themed cabins
  • Loo With a View
  • The Man Cave
  • Punter’s Pavillion


Whilst on XXXX Island, the lucky punter and their mates can partake in a range of activities, including: kayaking, fishing, snorkelling, beach games (subject to availability). 

You owe it to yourself to enter this awesome competition.

Now it’s time to turn in the evidence to us so that you can be in the running to win the 'ultimate carton.

This competition is open only to Australian residents and the only way onto the island is by winning your ticket there. So it’s time to send us your best “that’s a carton” photo, video or story and start thinking of all the things that you will ask your mates to do for you so that you will take them with you to paradise.

The trip is locked in for the 29th of May, 2014 so get your entries in now!


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