Towel Day 2014 – Bohemia Apartments Photo Contest Rules

By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the Towel Day 2014 – Bohemia Apartments Photo Contest Rules (“Contest Rules”), and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Contest Rules. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein in a timely manner. Please read these Contest Rules carefully before submitting your photograph.

Theme
“Towel Day!” –  We’ve decided to devote the month of May to a towel and hold it as a tribute to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. A towel – the most necessary thing in the world – can get you the first place in our contest. You can make a picture of an event, your family, friends,  activity or simply a moment you find magical and you want to share with us. Make the picture which must contain at least one person with a visible towel and the sign, logo or a theme of Bohemia Apartments anywhere in the picture.

Term
Towel Day 2014 – Bohemia Apartments Photo Contest begins on May 1st, 2014 and ends on May 31, 2014, at 23:59 Prague local time (GMT+1). The Bohemia Apartments company reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control.

Who Can Enter
The Towel Day 2014 – Bohemia Apartments Photo Contest (the “Contest”) is open to ALL photographers at least 18 years of age. The Contest is open to all participants regardless of residence or citizenship, so long as the laws of their jurisdiction allow participation.

What To Enter
Your images may be taken anywhere in the world. The technique of photographing is free. You can use Instagram, phones or your grandma’s old camera.

The photo must contain at least one person with a visible towel and the sign, logo or a theme of Bohemia Apartments anywhere in the picture.

Photo captions must accompany all submissions, and should include the subject of the image, the description of the image, and the name of the photographer.

Cropped photos are eligible, but you may not submit photos that have been digitally or otherwise enhanced or altered. Minor adjustments, including spotting, dodging and burning, contrast and slight color adjustment or the digital equivalents, are acceptable. An entrant must hold, and affirm that entrant holds, all rights to the photograph; those that violate or infringe upon another person’s copyright are not eligible.

Photo Modifications
Cropping of photos is permitted, tonal or colour corrections are acceptable. Minor digital enhancement is permitted and encouraged, but images that have been significantly modified or appear unnatural may be less appealing to the judges. What is permitted:

  • Red-eye removal and spot editing
  • One-step enhancement (such as “AutoFix”, “QuickFix”, “Auto Levels”, etc.)
  • Use of filters to sharpen, soften, blur, despeckle, or remove noise.
  • Use of corrective functions to improve the natural appearance of the image, such as levels, contrast, brightness, curves, intensity, tone, hue, saturation, lightness, value, color balance, and tint.


How To Enter
Digital photos must be submitted using the online entry form. Images should be submitted in JPG, PNG or TIFF format. We do not accept photographs submitted through the e-mail.

Photo captions must accompany all submissions, and should include the subject of the image, the description of the image, and the name of the photographer. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.

Submit one photograph per contest only. Bohemia Apartments will not accept more than one entry contestant per e-mail address. Bohemia Apartments company also reserves the right to disqualify any person that violates the Contest Rules or tampers with or abuses any aspect of this Contest. Incomplete or late entries will be disqualified.

Eligibility
To enter, the photographer must be at least 18 years of age. The Contest is open to all participants regardless of residence or citizenship, so long as the laws of their jurisdiction allow participation.

Submissions may be watermarked if desired, but the watermark should be inconspicuous enough to not interfere with the judging of the photo. A watermarked photo might not be honored by the Contest (at the judges sole discretion) if the photographer is unable or unavailable to provide a pristine, watermark-free version of the image when asked.

For a photo in which a person is recognizable, a model release is required. Model releases are the responsibility of the entrant and must be presented in the event the photo is a winner. Photographs must have been shot within the past two years (since January 1, 2012).

Photographs that have won any other contests or have been published in magazines and newspapers are not eligible. Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright, are not eligible.

Photos must be appropriate for posting on our website. Obscene, provocative or otherwise questionable content will not be considered. Bohemia Apartments company retains sole discretion as to what constitutes inappropriate content. Photos containing recognizable people must must have a signed model release form.

Any and all disputes will be resolved in the appropriate courts in Czech Republic and subject to the laws of Czech Republic. Should there be a conflict between the laws of Czech Republic and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favour of the laws of Czech Republic.

Judging and Voting
The public can vote on our web site at the time when a photo is published. Each photo can receive only 1 vote per IP address. Any suspicious practices can lead to disqualification of the photo.

Images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit. Please do not contact us about the status of entries.

The Bohemia Apartments Team will judge 3 photos with the most votes received. If there will be a big or a suspicious difference between votes, the judges will add more photos to the selection, according their discretion. All decisions made by the judges are final.


Ownership, Copyright and Use Rights
Entries must be submitted by the original photographer. Do not submit a photo taken by someone other than yourself. You must be the sole owner of the copyright of any image submitted. Your submission of the photo and entry form is your guarantee that you are the author and copyright holder of the photo.

Photographers retain the copyright to their photographs. By uploading or submitting any photograph to this Contest, the entrant grants (or warrant that the owner of such materials expressly grants) Bohemia Apartments a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, reproduce, and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed, for any Bohemia Apartments purpose, including, but not limited to advertising and promotional materials, its website, exhibition, and commercial products, including but not limited to Bohemia Apartments publications. Bohemia Apartments company will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.

By entering the Contest, photographers agree to have their submitted photograph displayed on any Bohemia Apartments Prague’s social media website (i.e. facebook.com/bohemiaapartments, twitter.com/pragueapart, etc..) without any fee or other form of compensation, and agree that Bohemia Apartments company may display submitted photos in a photo gallery in the www.bohemia-apartments.com, and may make and retain copies of the photograph for archival purposes. Entries (including non-winning entries) may be selected for display or use in other www.bohemia-apartments.com pages.

Winning entrants are required to sign a release containing the above conditions.

Limitations of Liability
Bohemia Apartments company is not responsible for computer system, hardware, software, or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, or delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Furthermore, Bohemia Apartments company is not responsible for: (i) lost, misdirected, misplaced, illegible, unintelligible, incomplete, or late entries or (ii) any act, failure to act, or delay regarding the transmitting or processing of entries. Bohemia Apartments company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend all or any portion of this Contest without notice if factors beyond Bohemia Apartments company’s control, including technical difficulties, disrupt or corrupt the fair or secure administration or operation of the Contest. Bohemia Apartments company is entitled to interpret these rules as needed and its decisions are final. Bohemia Apartments company reserves the right to disqualify any entrant that Bohemia Apartments company has reason to believe is not the original work of entrant, or does not otherwise meet the Contest Rules. If a winner is disqualified or determined to be ineligible, an alternate winner will be selected using the same judging process/criteria described above. Alternate winners are subject to all requirements set forth in these Contest Rules.

By participating in the Contest, you agree to release and hold harmless Bohemia Apartments company and its employees, officers, affiliates, agents, and advertising and promotional agencies from any and all damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind resulting from your participation in this Contest, including infringement of intellectual property rights. Bohemia Apartments company and its employees, officers, affiliates, agents, and advertising and promotional agencies assume no responsibility or liability for any damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind arising in whole or in part from this Contest.

Winning Photo
The winner is the one who gets the most votes and will be confirmed by Bohemia Apartments company’s judgement.

Winner’s name and photograph will be published on www.bohemia-apartments.com and other social media sites. Bohemia Apartments company reserves the non-exclusive right to publish any entry and/or use any entry in promotional and advertising materials.

By receipt of a prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless Bohemia Apartments company from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize, whether under a theory of contract, tort or otherwise.

Prize

The winning photographer will get a voucher for free weekend stay (1 to 3 nights)  in one of our Prague apartments. The check-in will be possible from November 1, 2014 untill December 18, 2014, according the current availability. The voucher will be valid for up to for 4 persons.

Questions
If you have any questions about these Contest Rules, please contact Bohemia Apartments Prague at contest@bohemia-apartments.com.

Failure by Bohemia Apartments Prague to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights. Bohemia Apartments company reserves the right to suspend or cancel the Contest or modify these rules at its discretion.

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