Conditions of Entry and Eligibility

Parties: 

1.    Geckos Adventures of Level 4, 380 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000 (Promoter) 

2.    Any willing and eligible participant in the competition

 1. Theme and Conditions of Entry
Participation in Geckos Adventures Photography competition is deemed acceptance of these Conditions of Entry.

Competition will run from 15th August 2016-26th September 2016.

2. Eligibility

The Competition is open to all photographers aged 18 and over, except employees of the Geckos Adventures (or related bodies corporate), and members of their immediate families and agencies associated with this Competition. 

3. Dates of Competition

Competition will run from 15th August 2016-26th September 2016.

 (a)    Entries may not be acknowledged or returned. Participants have the obligation to ensure entries are received on time. Geckos Adventures can choose to keep or remove images from the Gallery on completion of the competition should they wish to do so. Entrants can request removal of their images via the promoter. 

4. Judgement

The Competition will be judged by a panel of judges from Geckos Adventures and other appropriate representatives of the sponsors. This competition is one of skill; chance plays no part in determining the winner. Each entry will be individually judged based on originality and creative merit. The judges’ decision in relation to all aspects of this Competition is final and binding on all who enter and no correspondence will be entered into.

 5. Number of Entries & Type of File

Participants may enter as many times as they please.  Images minimum file size requirement applies of 1024 x 768 Hi Res JPEG files.  All files must be submitted with your name, contact details and the location each image was taken in.  If used in our brochure, social media or email, the image will be credited to you.   Pictures that appear on the Geckos website may not be credited.  Please note that while we endeavour to publish as many photo competition entries as possible in our brochures, we cannot guarantee that all will make the pages.

Please send the highest resolution version of your image as possible. 

6. Incomplete, Illegible or Incomprehensible Entries

Any entries, which at the sole discretion of the Promoter are deemed incomplete, illegible or incomprehensible will be invalid and will not be included in the judging. Participants will be advised when their images are accepted or rejected from the event via email. 

7. Verification and Disqualification

The Promoter reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries and participants (including a participant’s identity, age and place of residence) and to disqualify any participant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Conditions of Entry or who tampers with the entry process. Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights. 

8. Entry Method

Can be done via Facebook form or through the Geckos Adventures website.

To enter, participants must:

  • Upload image
  • Enter a caption for submission
  • Provide email address

9. Prizing

 -Weekly Prize

Sticky9 will offer two sets of Classic Medium Magnets to the weekly winner during the duration of the competition.

To redeem the free products, exclusive codes will be provided to each winner. Each code is valid for one use only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. The codes are only valid on the Sticky9 website and will expire on December 1st.
 

 -Major Prize:

10. Contacting Winners

(a)    The winner will be contacted by email, using the contact details provided in their entry profile. Details of winner(s) may also be published openly through the Promoter’s email, newsletter and the website

(b)    Winners will not unreasonably decline the opportunity for additional publicity or promotion of their work as the winning entries

11. Warranty

By entering the Competition, each participant warrants to the Promoter that the entry (including but not limited to the photograph provided) and any other work subsequently submitted is an original artistic work of the participant, has not been wholly or partially copied from any other design or artistic work, and does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party. The participant agrees to indemnify the Promoter against all claims and costs by third parties arising from a breach of the warranty set out in this condition. Talent release forms must be available on request for any photos containing persons.

12. Ownership of Entries

By submitting the photographs (i) you are agreeing to grant Geckos Adventures a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide licence without charge to use, reproduce, publish and display any or all of their entry or entries for use in marketing materials pertaining to the promotion it's product, services or other promotions.

13. Personal Information

The collection, use and disclosure of personal information provided in connection with this competition is governed by the Privacy Laws of New South Wales and Australia. Your personal information shall not be provided to any third parties without your prior consent but you do authorise the Promoter to be able to contact you with information pertaining to the competition or related promotions.