Love Melbourne Photography Competition T&C’s

The Official Rules of The Collins234 Celebrating Melbourne Photo Contest (the “Contest Rules”)—Australia

Questions and inquiries about Contest Rules can be emailed to Felicity.McMeekin@au.knightfrank.com
The Promoter: Davinksi Nominees Pty Ltd, trading as Collins234 and Managed with ABN 44 485 572 299 by Knight Frank Pty Ltd, Collins234, 234 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000. (‘Promoter’).
VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

ELIGIBILITY
The Collins234 Celebrating Melbourne  (“Photo Contest”) is open to all professional and amateur photographers. Trustees, Board Members, Employees, interns, or partners of The Promoter, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of those employees, are not eligible to enter.
By submitting an entry to the Photo Contest, entrants certify that their participation in this Photo Contest is not illegal or in violation of any law, regulation, treaty or administrative act, and that the laws of their governing jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry do not prohibit or restrict the receipt of any Prize under this Photo Contest.
These terms and conditions, together with the Entry Form, govern the Photo Contest and are intended to be a legally binding agreement.  Entry into this Photo Contest is deemed acceptance of these conditions of entry.  For the purposes of Australian law, this Photo Contest is a ‘game of skill’ and chance plays no part in determining the finalists or winners.
RESERVATION OF RIGHTS
Davinksi Nominees Pty Ltd, trading as Collins234 (“Collins234” or “Promoter ”) reserves the right to reject any entry if, in Collin234’s sole discretion, the laws of an applicable jurisdiction, including but not limited to the entrant’s jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry, would prohibit or limit Collins234 from proceeding with the Contest as intended or the consideration or awarding of any Prize would impose additional administrative, tax, operational, or legal burdens on Collins234.
PROMOTER
The Collins234 Celebrating Melbourne is Promoted by Davinksi Nominees Pty Ltd, trading as Collins234 and Managed with ABN 44 485 572 299 by Knight Frank Pty Ltd, Collins234, 234 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000. (‘Promoter’). (“Promoter”, also referred to herein as “Collins234”).
ENTRY PERIOD
The Photo Contest begins at  9am on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 AEDT and ends at 11:59 pm AEDT on 14 November, 2021 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible. Promoter ’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Photo Contest.
WHAT TO ENTER
Images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit.
To ensure functionality on our submission platform, please submit files no larger than 3032 x 3032 pixels and no more than 25 MB at the time of entry. High resolution-original files may be requested should an entry make it into the final round of editing to be considered for an award or prize of merit.
All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (cropping, spotting for dust, reasonable adjustments to exposure, colour and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified.
Entries may originate in any format—including but not limited to digital files, digital prints, color transparencies, color prints, or black and white prints—so long as they are submitted electronically in a .JPEG .jpg, or.png format.
Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you maintain the right to grant us a license (see “Your Rights” below). You must be able to disclose when and where the photo appeared previously to Collins234 upon request.
If you choose to include people in your submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide copies of those releases to Collins234 upon request.
Collins234 will not accept watermarked submissions.
The following submissions are ineligible:
  • Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright and photographs of persons without the necessary consent required by law in your jurisdiction. Collins234 reserves the right to require entrants to submit evidence of the subject’s legal consent to be photographed for the submitted photograph, which may include a signed waiver from the subject or the subject’s legal guardian or representative. NOTE: Waiver requirements vary by jurisdiction, and the entrant is responsible for obtaining a legally enforceable waiver from any photographed subject.
  • Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content.
  • Images that involve the willful harassment of wildlife.
  • Images taken that cause or caused damage to the environment by the photographer; this includes taking photos from areas where human presence is restricted by authorities or relevant property managers.
  • Images that involve putting any individual or animal in danger.
Collins234 shall determine entry eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion.
HOW TO ENTER
All images must be submitted though our photo submission website. Digital images that are sent via mail or email will not be accepted. If possible, please embed the photographer’s name and caption information in the photo’s metadata.
The entry forms contain required fields for information about the photo, category to be entered, and contact information for the entrant, including an email address.
Entrants will be asked to provide the following information in the contest entry process:
  • Title of the photo
  • Caption: Describe the story behind the photograph in 250 words or less
  • Location of photo
  • Social media handles
  • Name and age of photographer
You may enter up to ten photos, but you may not use an agency or automated system to enter.
Promoter reserves the right to reject any additional entries or entries that do not comply with these Contest Rules. By entering, you indicate your unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Contest Rules and Promoter ’s decisions, which are final and binding. You cannot win a prize unless you comply with all requirements in these Contest Rules.
Entrants may be asked to supplement their submission with more explanation about the photo or to provide a higher resolution version of the photo anytime during the contest period.
AWARD CATEGORIES
Winning submissions will be selected for the following award categories:
  • Ten (10) and up Finalist entries – Judges Favorites
  • One (1) Judges Choice winner
  • One (1) People’s Choice winner
  • One (1) Social Media winner
JUDGING
Judging for the Award Categories will be conducted by a panel of judges to be selected by the Promoter at its sole discretion (the “Panel”). Photos will be judged by the Panel on originality, composition, overall impact, artistic merit and subject matter relevance to Collins234’s priorities.
The Panel will evaluate all valid entries and make daily selections into a group of Judges’ Favorite images, (“Judges’ Favorites”). All winners, including the People’s Choice winner, will be selected from the Judges Favorites. Judges’ Favorites will be notified and will appear at Collins234 in the interactive display  by 10:00am AEDT 22 November, 2021.
All judging decisions are final. Please do not contact us about the status of entries or judging.
JUDGE’S CHOICE WINNER
One (1) Judge’s Overall Choice winner will be selected by the judges from among the Judges’ Favorites published in the interactive display at Collins234. The winner will be announced on 20 December 2021.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNER
One (1) People’s Choice winner will be selected by the public from among the Judges’ Favorites published in the interactive display at Collins234 and announced on 20 December 2021. Subject to Promoter ’s reservation of rights to reject any entry, the People’s Choice winner will be determined by in centre voting from the Judges’ Favorites selections. Should the People’s Choice Winner be the same as the Judge’s Choice Winner, second place people’s choice winner will be awarded the first prize.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE VOTING PERIOD
Voting for People’s Choice begins on 22 November, and ends on 19 December 2021 (the “Voting Period”). Votes submitted before or after the Voting Period will not be eligible. Promoter ’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Photo Contest. Voting can only be done within the interactive display at Collins234.
SOCIAL MEDIA WINNER
Voting for Social Media winner begins on 22 November, and ends on 10 December, 2021 (the “Voting Period”). Votes submitted before or after the Voting Period will not be eligible. Promoter ’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Photo Contest. Voting can only be done within the interactive display at Collins234.
RESULTS
All winners of Award Categories will be announced on social media and collins234.com.au by 20 December 2021. Collins234 will notify the winners via the contact information provided at the time of entry.
PRIZES
All award winners will receive a mention on Collins 234’s digital presences, as determined by Collins234 in its sole discretion. In addition, Collins234 will award the following prizes:
Judge’s Choice Winner: 
$1,000 Ted’s Camera Voucher
$1,000 Collins234 Voucher
People’s Choice Winner: 
$1,000 Ted’s Camera Voucher
$1,000 Collins234 Voucher
Social Media Winner: 
$500 Collins234 Voucher
If we choose to feature your photo for promotional purposes during the competition period [which does not alter in any way your chances of making the top 10] you will receive a $20 voucher to spend at Collins234.
Any prize details not specified above will be determined by the Promoter, in its sole discretion. A prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded. A winner may not request cash or a substitute prize; however, the Promoter  reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason, as determined by the Promoter , in its sole discretion.
POTENTIAL WINNER REQUIREMENTS
Except where prohibited, a potential winner may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility, including proof of age and liability/publicity release within 5 calendar days. If a potential winner fails to return these documents on time, an alternate potential winner may be selected in his/her place.
YOUR RIGHTS
Your photographs helps Collins234 promote Melbourne and encourage people back into the CBD and supporting businesses. Thank you for helping to further our mission through your photography.
You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit—including ownership if applicable.
If you submit a photograph to the Photo Contest, you grant Collins234  and its related entities such as affiliates and subsidiaries a royalty-free, non-exclusive right in perpetuity to use the photograph submitted for any purpose, including but not limited to:
  • Display of the photograph on the Photo Contest submission websites
  • Allowing third-parties, including but not limited to media partners and individuals, to share the photograph on social media.
  • Use of the photograph on the Internet and in social media in support of our mission.
  • Use of the photograph in Collins 234 ’s and related entities’ internal and external communications materials including but not limited to web sites and web publications, fact sheets, fundraising publications, advertising, signage, multimedia, presentation and membership services, annual report, newsletters, and other materials.
  • Providing your photograph to other individuals and organizations for related use in news stories, social media, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, web pages, videos, membership premiums, and the like.
  • Use of, in connection with the Photo Contest, your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications.
  • Retaining a digital copy of your photograph that will be archived in Collins234 photo library and accessible to the Promoter and related entities’ staff via Collins234’s internal online photo archive.
Collins234 will endeavor to credit all photographs with the credit “Person’s Name” when the full name is available.
PRIVACY
Collins234 respects an individual’s right to privacy and that individual’s right to control how information held on their behalf is used. Personal information collected by Collins234 , from you, will be used to keep you up to date with our work by disseminating information via email, mail, SMS or telephone. This may include newsletters, appeals or other information. Please contact us should you wish to alter or delete any of these methods of contact. Please see our privacy policy on Collins234.com.au or contact our office for full details on how we handle your personal information.
GENERAL CONDITIONS
In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Photo Contest is impaired in any way, Promoter may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Photo Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Photo Contest; or (b) award the prize(s) from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. The promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and seek damages from any individual who tampers with the operation of the Photo Contest, violates these Contest Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Promoter’s failure to enforce any term of these Contest Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Promoter by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Promoter. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be the owner. The Photo Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.
RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
By entering, to the maximum extent permissible by law, you agree to release and hold harmless the Promoter, their respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Photo Contest, use of the photograph or associated data (including personal data), or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Photo Contest; (b) technical errors; (c) printing errors; (d) late or undelivered mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Photo Contest; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property. You waive the right to claim any attorneys’ fees and any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
E-SUPPORTER
When you enter, there will be an opt-in to become an e-supporter of Collins234  . This includes special event invitations, digital messages, text and a monthly e-newsletter. You may cancel and unsubscribe at any time following the unsubscribe instructions provided via those channels.
PRIVACY AND PUBLICITY
Any information you submit as part of the Photo Contest will be used in accordance with Promoter’s Privacy Policy. By submitting such information, you expressly consent to Collins234’s Privacy Policy. The information you provide when you enter is provided to the Promoter . Except where prohibited, you consent to the Promoter’s use of your name in any list of winners (if applicable) and/or for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.
DISPUTES
You agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Photo Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Melbourne. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Contest Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Promoter in connection with the Photo Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Victoria, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Victoria or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Victoria.
QUESTIONS
Questions and inquiries about Contest Rules can be emailed to Felicity.McMeekin@au.knightfrank.com

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