RAYA PHOTO CONTEST 2019

Date Published: 5/17/2019
Category: Nikon Photo Contest

RAYA PHOTO CONTEST 2019

RULES & REGULATIONS: 

1. ELIGIBILITY 

1.1 This contest is open to all Nikon users (Malaysia citizens), aged 18 years old and above as of 1st January 2019.

2. CONTEST PERIOD  

2.1 This Contest shall be held (1 calendar month) from 12:01am on Saturday 1st June 2019 to 11:59pm on Sunday 30th June 2019 or such other time that the Organiser shall decide from time to time.

3. THEME/SUBJECT

3.1 The theme ' CELEBRATION ' for the 'RAYA'  occasion ; be it Street/City/Town, People, Moment, ' Black & White', will be the subject and can be submitted as entries. 

4. SUBMISSION FORMAT OF IMAGES  

4.1 Images captured by cameras can be of any format, using film or digital, in colour or monochrome (black and white) excluding images captured with mobile phone, tablet and/or Personal Digital Assistant. Images must not be submitted before in any contest or event and have won any prizes was given thereto. Image/entry posted has to be in the form of a single image. NO WATER MARK or any form of photographer's identification or copyright mark on the image is advised. Any WATER MARK image/entry will be automatically disqualified. 

4.2 Any form of digital imaging (including sepia, monochrome) or image manipulations (including HDR and IR) is allowed. All shortlisted images/entries are required to submit to the Organisers upon notice thereto, the digital file of high res images that was posted, in the ORIGINAL FULL RESOLUTION with full EXIF data in a CD or through email for verification purposes, failing which the entry will be automatically disqualified from final judging. The Organizers may also at its discretion, request submission of a RAW file image.

4.3 All entries/ images must be the original creation of the participant/photographer and own the copyright of the image(s), unless written authorization from the creator and/or proprietary owner is provided at the time of verification to avoid a disqualification. Copy right of the image(s) posted remains with the photographer. Where applicable, participant/photographer must hold a model release for model(s) included in the image(s). Should the participant/photographer fail to fulfil this clause, shall indemnify the Organizers for all damages incurred, if any.

4.4 Participant /Photographer shall not submit any pornographic, obscene, political, criminal or adult themes, links, cultural or race discrimination or image(s) that in the Organiser’s sole opinion is/are offensive. 


5. ENTRY PROCEDURE   

5.1 No limitation of images (entries) for nikon user for the period of the posting.     .

5.2  A participant/photographer is required to post on their social media (Facebook or Instagram) and set the post to public with the hashtag #nikonmalaysia #nikonrayaphotocontest and strongly advised to add in camera model example : #Z6, #Z7 #D850 etc. Repeated posting of a same image/entry or cross posting on non-related theme/subject(s) is strongly not advised. Failure to adhere to this rule will automatically disqualify a photographer/entry from the final round judging if you are a shortlisted photographer.

6. JUDGING & RESULTS:      

6.1 A panel of invited judges together will make their picks to shortlist the images and to judge and award points to each shortlisted image/entry (photographer). The final results for the winning participants/photographers shall be based on their total overall awarded contest points accumulated for the images posted and shortlisted after the closing date 30th June 2019. Announcement of the results shall be within 2 calendar months (end August 2019) after the final judging. 

6.2 Winners are to be rewarded as follows:

(a) 1st Prize Winner: Nikon COOLPIX B600 worth RM1598. 

(b) Consolations: 2nd to 4th placing: Nikon COOLPIX W100 worth RM558. 

7. A participant/winner can only win one (1) prize. The Organizers - comprising collectively Nikon Experience Hub Kuala Lumpur, Nikon Club Malaysia ,Nikon (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and the management committee of this contest  reserves the right to substitute the prizes (with items of equivalent value) in the event of unavailability of stock.

7.1 The organizers also reserved the right to not award any prizes for any of the category of winners, if the entries are below the judges and the organizers' expectations. 

8. Staff of Nikon Experience Hub Kuala Lumpur, Nikon (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, the management committee of Nikon Club Malaysia and the Main Organizing Committee of this contest are not allowed to participate.

9. All shortlisted winners are also required to submit his/her Full Name (as in new I/C or Passport), new I/C/Passport No, postal address, email and telephone/mobile  number  within the stipulated date stated in the Organiser’s email, notifying the said participant being shortlisted.

10. The results of the contest will be decided by a panel of judges, appointed by the Organizers after the closing date 30th June 2019. The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entertained.   

11. COPYRIGHT & REPRODUCTION: 

11.1 The Organizers reserve the absolute rights to exhibit or reproduce any acceptable images (entries) in whatever way deemed fit for exhibitions and for any print based publicity and promotional purposes without prior notice, consent or payment of fee whatsoever to the contestants.

11.2 By participating in this contest, contestants agree to be bound by these rules and regulations as well as the decisions made by the Organizers and the panel of judges. In addition, he/she have read and understood the rules and regulations stated above and will adhere to these rules and regulations. She/he hereby declares that is the original photographer and that these images do not infringe upon any third party rights. All enquires can be forward to nikoncentre_kl@nikon-asia.com 

12. DISCLAIMER:

By signing/participating in this event, you agree that Nikon Club Malaysia, Nikon (Malaysia)  and agents/organisers of this event shall not be held responsible or liable for any loss or damage to property, accident, injury or death, whether direct or indirectly, caused by attending this event. And you shall abide to the rules, terms and conditions of this event as posted.