LumiQuest: The Perfect Light Photography Contest – Rules & Guidelines

Photo Guidelines

HOW TO ENTER:

No purchase necessary. Photos must have been taken in Canada on or after February 1, 2016.

Limit of Five (5) entries per person. Each entry submitted by any person must be substantially different from any other entry submitted by that person, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Additionally, each entry may not have won previous awards from any flash specific photography contest. Entries that are found to have won previous awards or to have been published as part of a previous photo contest will be disqualified.

Entry must be the original work of the entrant and entrant must be the sole owner of the copyright of such entry. Entry must be in keeping with the Sponsors’ image and may not be inappropriate or offensive, as determined by the Sponsors in their sole discretion, nor can it defame or invade publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or property rights or any other third-party rights. Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any entry it deems to be offensive, inappropriate, that is not in keeping with Sponsors’ image or that is otherwise not in compliance with the terms of these Official Rules.

Contestants must own all rights to the works submitted and are solely responsible for obtaining written consent for the use or appearance of any person, place or third-party element not owned by the entrant, when applicable. As such, Contestants hold the publisher and Contest sponsors harmless from any breech of copyright in Canada, the United States and elsewhere and from consequential litigation. Proof of written consent must be provided in a form and manner acceptable to the contest sponsors.

Entries must include before and after images, showing the effect of the flash. Full EXIF data must be available upon request. To enter, upload your digital file(s) in JPG format only to:

http://www.photonews.ca/challenge/lumiquest/

Please complete the full form information including your name, address, phone number, email address and website address. Entries without a valid phone number will be disqualified. Illegible entries, bulk mailings, reproductions or copyrighted items are ineligible. Photos must be original work.

Contest entries must be a maximum of 3MB and at least 6 megapixels, or 3000 x 2000 pixels; image quality setting: high; JPG format only. Colour correction, photo alterations, such as manipulating the composition, tonal cast changes and digital manipulation are acceptable (remember, this is a photography contest, not an editing contest); added watermarks or signatures will result in automatic disqualification.

Contest entry filenames are required in this format: “FirstName-LastName.jpg”. If you submit more than one photo, please add a sequential number at the end of the file name. i.e, “FirstName-LastName-1.jpg”, “FirstName-LastName-2.jpg”.

Entries that do not meet technical requirements will be automatically rejected.

Contest closes April 30, 2016 at 11:59pm Eastern Time.


PRIZES:

One grand-prize winner will be awarded from all eligible entries. In addition, the top ten images will be awarded as follows.

The grand prize is one (1) Metz 44 AF-2 flash and a LumiQuest Location and Portrait Kit valued at $420.

Second prize is a LumiQuest Location and Portrait Kit valued at $130.

Third prize is a LumiQuest Strobist Kit valued at $100.

Fourth and Fifth prizes are LQ-119S LumiQuest Softbox III with UltraStrap valued at $78.

Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth prizes are LumiQuest LQ-108S Mini Softbox with UltraStrap valued at $52.

In addition, each of the top 10 winners will receive a copy of “Flash … The MOST Available Light”, a $33 value.

Prizes must be accepted as awarded and are not transferable or convertible to cash. Should the winner refuse a prize, Amplis Foto Inc. and LumiQuest (“THE CONTEST SPONSORS”) and their respective advertising and promotional agencies are released from any obligation related to the prize.

Winners will be notified by phone within two weeks of May 1, 2016.

The Contest Sponsors: Amplis Foto Inc. and LumiQuest retain the right in their absolute discretion to make substitutions of equivalent kind or value in the event of the unavailability of any element of the prize for any reason whatsoever. Prizewinners may be required to pick up the prize at a location agreeable to the winner and Contest Sponsor, or cover the cost of shipping the prize to the winner’s location.


JUDGING

A panel of judges will select the winning entries on May 1, 2016, in Ontario, Canada. The judges’ decisions will be final.

JUDGING CRITERIA

Images will be judged according to originality, composition, lighting and technical quality.

THE JUDGING:

The decisions of the judging organization are final with respect to all aspects of the contest. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. No correspondence will be entered into except with the selected entrants (or legal guardians if under age of majority) and individuals requesting a copy of contest rules. The odds of an entry being selected depend on the number and quality of eligible entries received by the contest closing date. All entries, including photographs, become the property of Amplis Foto Ltd. and none will be returned. Amplis Foto Inc. and LumiQuest may make the information on these entry forms available for promotional purposes unless entrants request otherwise.


CONDITIONS OF WINNING:

Online entries must be submitted and received by the contest closing date: April 30, 2016.

To be selected as a winner, entrants must comply with the following conditions:

1) have read and complied with the contest rules; and

2) sign a standard declaration and release form confirming compliance with the contest rules, acceptance of their prize as awarded and releasing the Contest Sponsors and their affiliated companies and each of their respective employees, officers, directors and agents and their respective advertising and promotional agencies from any damage or loss that may result from entering this contest or accepting and/or utilizing a prize.

The winner must return the completed form within five business days of receipt. If the completed form is not returned within the deadline, the selected entrant will be disqualified and another entrant will be selected by the judges from all eligible entries.

Entrants of winning photos must consent to the use of their submitted photo entries, photographs, names, places of residence, likeness and voice without compensation, in print, radio, online or televised publicity or promotion relating to the contest.

Contest entrants agree that the Contest Sponsors and their affiliated companies and each of their respective employees, officers, directors and agents, shall in no way be liable for any claims, damages, losses, costs, however arising as a result of entrant’s or winner’s participation in, or the award or use of the Contest Sponsors’ products pursuant to this contest.


ELIGIBILITY:

This contest is open to legal residents of Canada (except Quebec) of any age, except employees of the Contest Sponsors and their affiliates, members of their immediate families and persons with whom these employees are domiciled, their respective advertising and promotional agencies.

If an entrant is a minor,

  1. a parent/legal guardian must consent to the minor’s participation in the Contest;
  2. the prize must be awarded to the parent/legal guardian of the winner (and not to the minor);
  3. the parent/ legal guardian must sign the release form on behalf of the winner.

The Contest Sponsors and their respective affiliates, advertising and promotional agencies accept no responsibility in any case where their inability to satisfy these contest rules arises from any situation which is outside of their control including but not limited to a situation of strike, lock-out or other labour strife in the Sponsors’ workplaces or in the workplaces of any organization or entity whose services are involved in running this contest.


GENERAL CONDITIONS

The Contest Sponsors accept no responsibility for entries lost, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, delayed or destroyed or for the failure or malfunction of any hardware, software or telecommunication component relating to online entries. The Contest Sponsors have the right to terminate or suspend this contest or to modify the contest rules at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

All entries become the property of the Contest Sponsors, who assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the promotional period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Amplis Foto on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way.

By entering the contest, selected winners agree to comply with these official contest rules and agree to the publication, reproduction, and/or other use of his/her name, address, voice, statements about the contest, and/or personal photograph or other likeness without further compensation, in any publicity or advertisement carried out by the Sponsor in any manner whatsoever, including print, broadcast, or digital.


PUBLICATION

Winning images will be featured on the new LumiQuest.ca website. Each photograph will be identified with the name and website provided by the winner. The Winners’ List and images will be presented in the Fall 2016 issue PHOTONews magazine.

Photographers retain copyright on any photo they submit to the Contest. Amplis Foto Inc. reserves non-exclusive publication rights of winning images in its magazines (including covers) and electronic media properties as well as for possible use in future promotional material of the Contest, including other types of publications and advertising material. All photos will be credited to the photographer.

Winners agree that selected winning entries will not be submitted to any similar photography contests for flash or speedlight photography for a period of one year after the completion of this contest on April 30, 2016. Entrants agree to abide by the Contest Rules and the decisions of the independent judging panel, which are final.


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