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The 2014 EyeEm Awards Competition Rules
The EyeEm Festival & Awards is dedicated to protecting and promoting photographer copyrights. Your images remain yours. Each entrant must be ready to prove that they are the creator of their images, and ensure that submissions do not violate our Terms of Service, or infringe on any other copyrights.
1.1 By entering the Competition You hereby accept these Competition Rules and the Terms and Conditions.
1.2.1 The Competition is free to enter and open to all members of the public over 18 years of age, or 16 years of age with parental or legal guardian consent. If EyeEm does not receive a valid signed parental or legal guardian consent form for any winner under the age of 16 within 7 calendar days of the contestant being declared a winner (excluding the day on which the winner is notified by EyeEm), EyeEm will be entitled to select an alternative winner from the shortlist.
1.2.2 An entrant to the Competition must have an active and registered EyeEm account.
1.3 Entries must be submitted by 11.59:59pm (GMT) on Friday, August 1, 2014.
1.4 By entering the Competition, You agree and acknowledge that EyeEm is permitted to receive Your registration data. All personal information is kept strictly confidential by EyeEm.
2. To enter, You must upload Your image to EyeEm using the mobile application for iPhone or Android, following the on-screen instructions carefully. Use one of the ten (10) officially-designated Category albums to tag Your image for submission. Images withouth the proper album tag cannot be considered.
2.1 Images must be taken between July 2, 2013 and August 1, 2014, and entries should be based on the Categories outlined here.
2.2 Images should be no smaller than one (1) megapixel (MP), or 1000 x 1000 pixels.
2.3 Finalists will be required to submit a high-resolution image suitable for printing for the finalist exhibition on September 12 - 21, 2014.
2.4 You agree that You are the sole owner and copyright holder of submitted images for the Competition.
3.1 Entries will be judged by a select jury between August 4, 2014 and August 18, 2014.
3.2 A shortlist of up to twenty-five (25) photographers from each category will be selected and announced prior to the EyeEm Festival & Awards ceremony on September 13, 2014, and the individual category winners (one winner per category) will be announced during the ceremony.
3.3 The jury will select one (1) Photographer of the Year from the shortlist, who will be notified by email and who will receive economy class return flights to Berlin and hotel accommodation for two consecutive nights on September 12 and 13, 2014.
3.4 The decision of The EyeEm Festival & Awards jury is final and no negotiation will be entered into with respect to any such decision.
4.1 Eyeem Mobile GmbH reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and remove any image that does not comply with the following requirements: an image must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person’s rights of privacy or publicity.
4.1.2 You own each image and have the right to submit your image to the Competition.
4.1.3 Each Entry does not contain personally identifiable information about You or any other person(s) featured in said image.
4.1.4 Each Entry does not contain any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libellous, defamatory, vulgar, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, profane content or content that could otherwise be deemed obscene.
4.1.5 Each Entry does not contain any material that could constitute or encourage conduct which would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law in Germany, the country in which the Entry was originally taken, or the Entrant’s country of residence.
4.1.6 Each entry does not portray or contain names, likenesses, or other characteristics identifying celebrities or other public figures, living or dead.
4.1.7 Each entry must not contain any commercial content that promotes any product or service other than that of EyeEm.
4.1.8 Each entry must not contain watermarks or photography credits.
4.2 You agree to fully indemnify Eyeem Mobile Gmbh in respect of all royalties, fees and any other monies owing to any person by reason of Your breaching any of the above or preceding terms.
4.3 You confirm that each person in clear focus and/or the subject of the Entry has granted permission to be portrayed as shown. This may be waived for public and street scenes depending on the laws of the country in which the photograph was created. Any costumes, props or other materials used must be rented or borrowed with the permission of the owner, and all other relevant permissions must have been obtained.
5 EyeEm may run an online rating and/or voting process to allow EyeEm account users and/or members of the public to vote for a favourite photograph. If there is sufficient evidence (at EyeEm’s sole discretion) to suggest malpractice and manipulation of the rating process, then EyeEm has the right to remove the relevant Entry or Entries and, if necessary, award the prize to a different contestant. EyeEm’s decisions are final.
6 All entrants understand that any image submitted to the competition may be used by EyeEm, and its Event Partners and Sponsors, or Distribution Partners, for marketing and promotional purposes of the 2014 event and any future event, for a maximum of three years after the awards ceremony date until October 1, 2017. By submitting an image, you hereby grant EyeEm a non-exclusive, irrevocable licence in each Entry throughout the world for three years in all media for any use connected to the promotion of the EyeEm Festival & Awards event and/or competition, including, but not limited too:
(a) judging the Competition
(b) displaying the winning entries and runners up at public exhibitions promoting EyeEm and organized by EyeEm
(c) inclusion within the Website, a EyeEm photo book, magazine or similar
(d) inclusion within any materials promoting of the Competition and / or any exhibition organised by EyeEm, in the promotion of the EyeEm
(e) inclusion on Competition- and exhibition-related products to be sold by the EyeEm or any third party following the individual agreement by the author
(f) sub-licencing the Entries to the press for reproduction in connection with the Competition and any exhibition
(g) allowing viewers of the Website to view images on a computer screen, PDA or mobile telephone and store such pages in electronic form on disk or on a PDA or mobile telephone (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network) for their personal, non-commercial use only. Please also refer to clause 9.
8 Any photograph used by EyeEm shall carry a credit line. Any failure to provide such credit line shall not be deemed to be a breach, as long as EyeEm uses its reasonable endeavours to rectify such failure within a reasonable period from the date of notice of such failure.
9 You acknowledge that it is your responsibility for protecting any Entry against image misuse by any third party. EyeEm and its Event Partners assume no responsibility and are not liable for any image misuse.
10 EyeEm assumes no responsibility for any incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilised in the Competition, and EyeEm assumes no responsibility for technical, hardware or software failure of any kind, for lost network connections, garbled computer transmissions, other problems or technical malfunctions with regard to the Competition. EyeEm assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, corruption, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alteration of Entries. EyeEm is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail addressed to EyeEm on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the internet or any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Your or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Competition. If for any reason a contestant’s entry cannot be viewed or is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failures, EyeEm assumes no responsibility.
11 In no event will EyeEm, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and related companies, Event Partners, its advertising or promotion agencies, or its officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives or agents be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or punitive damages arising out of any contestant’s access to and use of the Website, mobile application or entering the competition. Without limiting the generality of what is mentioned above, everything on the Website and mobile application is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose or use or non-infringement.
12 You agree to participate in related publicity and to the use of Your name and likeness for the purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity without additional compensation.
13 There are no cash alternatives available for prize winners.
14 Winners will be notified via email, but agree to keep their winnings confidential until it is announced at the official award ceremony on September 13, 2014, or announced online on EyeEm’s website or mobile application, whichever comes first.
Promoter: Eyeem Mobile GmbH, Kohlfurter Strasse 4I/43 (Aufgang C), 10999 Berlin, Germany
Imprint Eyeem Mobile GmbH, Kohlfurter Strasse 4I/43 (Aufgang C), 10999 Berlin, Germany
Managing Directors: Florian Meissner & Lorenz Aschoff
Commercial Register District Court: AG Charlottenburg