Emerging Talent Awards 2014
1.1. To qualify to enter the competition, you must be over 18 years of age.
1.2. By entering the Competition you hereby accept these competition rules.
1.3. Entries must be submitted no later than the deadline of June 25, 2014.
1.4. The competition is open to EVERYONE, 18 years and older, professional and amateur photographers alike.
1.5. By entering the Competition, you agree and acknowledge that LensCulture is permitted to receive and review your registration data. Participants agree that personal data including, but not limited to, name, mailing address, phone number, and email address may be collected, processed, stored and otherwise used for the purposes of conducting and administering this photo competition. At any time, participants have the right to access, review, rectify or cancel any personal data held by LensCulture by sending an email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
2.1. To enter the competition, you must submit your entries to the Competition URL, https://www.lensculture.com/awards. Participants must also pay the entry fee(s) and complete the submission form in order to be considered for the competition.
2.2. If you have recently begun seeking global recognition — regardless of age — then we consider you an Emerging Photographer.
2.3. To qualify for the student discount, you must be currently enrolled as a student or have graduated in 2014. If your work is selected as a Top 50 submission, we will ask for proof of your status as a student. Your entry will be disqualified if you do not meet the requirements.
3.1. All entries will be reviewed and pre-screened by LensCulture editors. Screened entries will then be reviewed by the international jury of experts, and the international jury will choose the 50 Emerging Talents for 2014. The jurors will also select five photographers from the top 50 to be awarded grants of $2,000 each. The decisions of the jury are final.
3.2. Winning photographs may be included in the future in traveling group gallery exhibitions and/or screenings and projections at arts institutions and festivals worldwide. LensCulture will always notify the owner of the photograph before such an inclusion is made. Each photographer retains copyright of his or her images, and proper credit lines will be attributed to each photographer when exhibited or screened anywhere by LensCulture.
3.3. All entrants must be able to supply high resolution, digital images suitable for printing in media, and for public exhibition.
3.4. The full name of each entrant whose work is selected as a winner or finalist will be published online.
3.5. Cash prizes will be paid by wire transfer or other electronic methods. Any fees incurred for foreign currency transfers will be deducted from the winning amount.
3.6. No cash alternatives will be offered for any prizes.
4.1. LensCulture reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and remove any photograph that does not comply with the following requirements, even after the photograph appears on the website. You warrant, in respect of the photographs submitted by you, as follows:
4.1.1. You are the sole copyright owner and creator of the photographs.
4.1.2. You have the right to enter your photographs in this competition.
4.1.3. To the best of your knowledge, the photographs do not contain any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libelous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane content.
4.1.4. To the best of your knowledge, the photographs do not contain any material that could constitute or encourage conduct which would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.
4.1.5. The photograph does 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, and your photograph does not include:
18.104.22.168. trademarks owned by third parties.
22.214.171.124. copyrighted materials owned by third parties.
126.96.36.199. names, likenesses or other characteristics identifying celebrities or other public figures, living or dead.
188.8.131.52. entries in which you have purchased or secured the rights to use stock images.
4.2. You agree to fully indemnify LensCulture in respect of all royalties, fees and any other monies owing to any person by reason of your breaching any of the foregoing.
4.3. You confirm that each person depicted in the photograph has granted permission to be portrayed as shown. 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.
5.1. LensCulture recognizes you retain full ownership of the copyright in each photograph that you have submitted.
6.1. All entrants agree that all photograph(s) submitted to the competition may be reproduced (with photographer copyright credit) and used to conduct and promote LensCulture competitions. You hereby grant LensCulture with a right to use submitted photographs in the framework of such promotional activities.
7.1. Any photograph used by LensCulture shall carry a credit line. Any failure to provide such credit line shall not be deemed to be a breach, as long as LensCulture uses its reasonable endeavors to rectify such failure within a reasonable period from the date of notice of such failure.
7.2. You acknowledge that LensCulture and its event partners assume no responsibility and are not liable for any image misuse.
8.1. LensCulture 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 utilized in the Competition, and LensCulture 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. LensCulture 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. LensCulture 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 LensCulture 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 photograph cannot be viewed or is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failures, LensCulture assumes no responsibility.
9.1. In no event will LensCulture, its members, event partners or its officers, directors, employees, 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 and participation in the competition. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, everything on the Website 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.
10.1. You agree to participate in related publicity and to the use of your name and winning images for the purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity for LensCulture and the Emerging Talent Awards 2014 without additional compensation. Such requests will not be unreasonably withheld.