Entrants must not submit images that involve willful harassment of wildlife, damage to the environment by the photographer, put any individual or animal in danger, or infringe on the rights of any other photographer or person.
Entries and the persons depicted therein are restricted to works for which the entrant holds the copyright or for the use of which the entrant has received the prior permission of the rights holder. Entrants are responsible for the resolution of any legal issues arising from their works and agree to pay any costs thereby incurred. The organizer reserves the right to disallow entries that depict brand logos or other intellectual property, whether on signs or posters or in other forms, or that in its judgment are harmful to the public order, violate standards of decency or are contrary to the goals of the contest. Entrants must also hold all applicable rights to the final image, including any retouching or other image processing.
The organizer reserves the right of final judgment concerning items not expressly stated in the contest terms and conditions.
If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, trojans, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes, the organizer reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest.
Winners are responsible for the payment of any taxes or fees levied on the prizes.
Please note that no response shall be given to any inquiries or claims regarding the judges’ decisions.
Although entries are handled with the greatest possible care, the organizer does not accept responsibility for accidents, damage or loss during upload.
The organizer does not accept responsibility for damages arising from or related to circumstances beyond its control, including but not limited to computer viruses or unauthorized access to its servers.
The organizer does not accept liability for damages or other harm suffered by entrants as a result of their participation in the contest.
Entrants are required to obtain the prior permission and consent of the persons who are portrayed in their works or who hold the copyright or other intellectual property rights to the works or the items portrayed therein. Entrants agree to fully indemnify the organizer and accept all responsibility for any third-party complaints or claims concerning copyright or other intellectual property rights infringement or damages arising from the works submitted.
The foregoing limitations also apply to the responsibilities borne by the judges and by third parties participating in the contest in cooperation with the organizer.
Although entrants retain the copyright and other equivalent rights to their entries, the organizer retains the rights listed below under “Organizer’s Rights”.
The organizer reserves the right to publish all entries on its website.
By entering the Contest, all entrants grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to the organizer and its affiliates and subsidiaries, to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries in any media now or hereafter known.
The organizer reserves the right to display the names of the winners and the titles of the winning entries on its websites, exhibitions and in other locations where the works are shown.
Entries that in the judgment of the organizer do not conform to the entry requirements will be disqualified. Entrants will not be notified in this event. In the event that a winner is disqualified after a prize is awarded, the award may be revoked and the entrant requested to return the prize.
The terms and conditions of entry shall be construed in accordance with the laws of France. Any disputes between entrants and the organizer shall be referred to the district court of where the organizer is located.
Entrants agree that personal data may be processed, shared and otherwise used for the purposes and within the context of the Contest.