HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION 2017 ("Competition")
The promoters are: Historvius Limited of 1 Theobald Court, Theobald Street, Elstree, Hertfordshire, WD6 4RN, UK and Ballista Media Ltd t/a historyhit.com of 9 Wimpole Street, London W1G 9SR, UK (the “Promoters”)
HOW TO ENTER
The Competition will run from 00:00 GMT on 4th July 2017 to 23:59 GMT on Tuesday September 26th 2017 (the “Closing Date”) inclusive.
To enter the Competition entrants must register and upload their photographic image(s) online, together with a short commentary, complying with the ‘how to enter’ information, online via the Competition website at photographer.triphistoric.com (the “Website”). Any Competition entries received after the Closing Date will be automatically disqualified.
By submitting a Competition entry, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions, which for the avoidance of doubt include all ‘how to enter’ information.
The Promoters will not accept: (a) responsibility for Competition entries that are incomplete, lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed, regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of any equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind; or (b) proof of transmission as proof of receipt of entry to the Competition.
The Competition entries will be judged by a panel of four judges who will select one (1) winning entry based upon uniqueness, technical skill, artistic merit, quality and overall appeal. The decision of the panel of judges (acting reasonably) will be final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.
A list of names of the judges can be viewed on the Website from the Closing Date for a period of one (1) month
Both domestic and international entries to the Competition will be accepted. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over and must not be employees of the Promoters, their families or anyone associated with the Competition.
All photographs must be submitted in high resolution JPEGs, with a minimum of 300 dpi resolution and 1200 pixels by 1200 pixels. No photograph uploaded may be larger than 15 MB. Winning and selected entrants may be required to provide the original RAW file (or JPEG as shot) at the Promoters’ discretion.
Limited digital enhancements to the images are permitted, but these are restricted to cropping, sharpening, optimising, adjusting contrast and colour balance, HDR and minor retouching. Entrants are not permitted to manipulate the image in a way which would be likely to mislead or which would alter the nature of the image or subject. The Promoters reserve the right to reject anything they reasonably feel has been overly-manipulated or which distorts the integrity of the subject.
Entries may be made using a camera, smartphone or tablet, digitally or using film. In all cases, files (or scans in the case of images on film) must be uploaded onto the Website. No print submissions will be accepted.
There is a limit of ten (10) entries per person. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed.
There are two (2) prizes: one (1) prize of £2,500 cash, which will be awarded to the winning entry chosen by the judges and one (1) prize of £250 for the ‘people’s choice’ winner, being the entry which obtains the most votes from all eligible entries. The prizes are not negotiable or transferable.
The winner of the Competition’s name and county/country of residence will be announced on the Website on Thursday 9th November 2017 (the “Announcement Date”) for a period of one (1) month.
The Promoters will make all reasonable efforts to contact the winner as soon as practicable after the Announcement Date, using the telephone number and/or email address provided with the Competition entry. If the winner cannot be contacted or is not available, or has not claimed their prize within one (1) month of the Announcement Date, the Promoters reserve the right to select a replacement winner from the entries received by the Closing Date.
OWNERSHIP OF COMPETITION ENTRIES AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
All images submitted must be the sole work of the individual submitting them and must not have been copied, must not contain any third party materials and/or content the entrant does not have permission to use, must not have been published elsewhere or have won a prize in any other photographic competition and must not otherwise be obscene, defamatory or in breach of any applicable legislation or regulations. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that any images they submit have been taken with the permission of the subject (if relevant) and do not infringe the copyright or other intellectual property right of any third party. By entering the Competition entrants warrant that the image they are submitting is their own work and they own the copyright in it. If the copyright or other intellectual property right of any third party has been infringed, the relevant entrant will indemnify the Promoters in respect of any third party claims.
Copyright and moral rights in all images submitted for this Competition remain with the entrants. Notwithstanding this, in consideration of entering the Competition, each entrant agrees to grant the Promoters a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, licence of intellectual property rights in the Competition entry and any accompanying materials (and otherwise arising in connection with the entry to which the entrant may now or at any time in the future be entitled under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 as amended from time to time and under all similar legislation from time to time in force anywhere in the world), to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, re-format and sub-license the Competition entry and any accompanying materials for a period of three (3) years from the Closing Date, for the purposes of
(a) publicising and promoting the Competition; and/or
(b) the Promoters’ activities, including within their publications, on their websites and social media channels.
Any additional commercial use will be negotiated directly with the entrant. The Promoters will endeavour always to credit each photograph used with the corresponding entrant’s name and a © notice. Although they will supply the correct copyright information to third parties, they cannot accept responsibility for any crediting errors or omissions of such parties.
DATA PROTECTION AND PUBLICITY
If you are the winner of the Competition, you agree that the Promoters may use your name, image and town or county of residence to announce the winner of this Competition and for any other reasonable and related promotional purposes.
You further agree to participate in any reasonable publicity required by the Promoters, which may include without limitation your name and/or likeness.
By entering the Competition, you agree that any personal information provided by you with the Competition entry may be held and used only by the Promoters or its agents and suppliers to administer the Competition and for the purposes set out in these terms and conditions.
No purchase necessary.
If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions, the Promoters may, at their sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude you from participating in the Competition.
The Promoters reserve the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the Competition should it become necessary to do so.
These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law, and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.