Concrete in Life: T&Cs


TERMS AND CONDITIONS (“OFFICIAL RULES”)

For the GCCA #ConcreteinLife Photography Competition (“Competition”)

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  THIS COMPETITION WILL BE GOVERNED BY ENGLISH LAW.  DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE. BY SUBMITTING YOU ARE AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND CONFIRMING THAT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO ENTER. 

1.  ELIGIBILITY:

Open only to individuals 18 years of age or older as of date of registration. Employees, officers and directors of GCCA Inc. (“Sponsor”) and its advertising, promotion or production agencies, Web masters/suppliers (and their immediate family members [spouse, parents, children, siblings etc.] and individuals residing in the same household, whether or not related) are not eligible to enter.  By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules and decisions of the Sponsor and/or its independent judges are final and binding in all respects.  Void where prohibited, or restricted by law. Subject to all applicable laws and regulations.

2.  COMPETITION TIMING:

The Competition begins and therefore the period for submission of entries into the Competition begins on 24 July 2019 at 9:00:00 am Greenwich Mean Time (“GMT”) plus 1 hour (i.e. British Summer Time)”) and ends on 11 September 2019 at 11:59:59 pm “British Summer Time”  (the “Competition Period”). The Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for the Competition. All entries must be received by the Sponsor no later than the end of the Competition Period.  Any entries received after the Competition Period ends will be automatically disqualified.

3.  COMPETITION ASSIGNMENT:

The Competition invites the entrant to submit original photos capturing what the entrant considers to be the essence of “concrete in life” at any time of day, be it poignant, inspiring, quirky or amusing (the “Photo” or “Photos”).

4.  COPYRIGHT:

Copyright in all images submitted for this Competition remains with the respective entrants. Entrants must warrant that the photograph they are submitting is their own work and that they own the copyright for it. All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that any images they submit which include an identifiable person or persons have been taken with the permission of the person or persons pictured and do not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws.

5.  TO ENTER:

To enter the Competition, entrants should post their entry photograph on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #concreteinlife to submit to the Competition and one of three category hashtags #urbanconcrete, #practicalconcrete and #smallscaleconcrete to submit the photo to one of the three Competition categories (see  “5. COMPETITION CATEGORIES”). 

The Photo must comply with content restrictions and the following Official Rules;

  • In its sole and absolute discretion, Sponsor may reject any Photo that i) includes material or subject matter that is inappropriate, obscene, sexually explicit, defamatory, disparaging, unlawful, offensive, false or misleading, ii) depicts or promotes the consumption of alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, or the use of firearms or weapons, or iii) includes personally identifying information or similarly defined personal information in  applicable privacy legislation (“PII”) of any kind (this includes an image of an identifiable person), other than in circumstances where the entrant has obtained explicit consent from the individual to whom the PII relates. If the entrant cannot provide evidence that the individual has given such consent, the entry / Photo may be discounted; 
  • The Photo must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, trademark rights, image rights or that constitutes copyright infringement OR which otherwise is in violation of any applicable law which the Entrant is subject to in his/her jurisdiction;  
  • Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify you from the Competition if it believes that the Entry fails to conform to the above Content Restrictions or any restrictions set forth in the Official Rules or if you provide false information in entering the Competition, or if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the Competition.
  • The views, information, or opinions expressed in competition entries are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of the GCCA, its partners and affiliates or its/their employees.
  • Receipt of Entry will not be acknowledged or returned. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.  Sponsor does not accept responsibility for any entries including for equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind. 
  • BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, ENTRANT ACKNOWLEDGES (WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO THE LICENCE SET OUT BELOW) THAT HIS/HER PHOTO MAY BE POSTED (IN THE SPONSOR’S SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION) ON THE COMPETITION OR SPONSOR’S WEBSITE, SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS AND USED IN OTHER COLLATERAL.
  • By entering, each entrant warrants and represents the following with respect to their Photos: (a) entrant is the sole and exclusive owner of the Photo; (b) the Photo is entrant’s own creation and is 100% original; (c) publication of the Photo will not breach any rights of any third parties; and (d) Photos are in accordance with these Official Rules.  Any such entrant will indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and Releases (as defined in Section 7 below) from any claims to the contrary.
  • By entering, you acknowledge that Sponsor has no obligation to use or post any Photo you submit.
  • Entrant agrees that all applicable taxes, fees and other levies on any prize are solely the winner’s responsibility.

6.  COMPETITION CATEGORIES:   

Entrants can enter their photos into one (1) of three (3) categories using the below hashtags on Instagram or Twitter. There will be an “amateur photographer” and “professional photographer” winner in each category, equalling a total of six (6) Finalists. 

CategoryEntry hashtags
Urban city and use#concreteinlife #urbanconcrete
Practical concrete#concreteinlife #practicalconcrete
Small scale applications#concreteinlife #smallscaleconcrete

7.  JUDGING:   

This is a skills-based competition and eligible Photos will be evaluated by the Judges as a panel in accordance with the following skills-based judging criteria which shall be weighted and balanced in the sole and absolute discretion of the Judges (“Judging Criteria”):  

Impact 
Creativity & style 
Composition 
Image or print presentation 
Centre of interest 
Lighting 
Colour balance 
Technical excellence 
Photographic technique 
Story telling & subject matter 

Judging will take place in September 2019 and the Judges’ decision will be final.

For Photos submitted by an entrant that is over 18, the two Photos that receive the highest total scores based on the Judging Criteria for each category will be deemed finalists (each, a “Finalist” and collectively, the “Finalists”). Each category will have one (1) amateur and one (1) professional (distinguished by someone having a full-time job as a photographer) winner. Each Finalist will receive a Prize and will be eligible for consideration as a potential Overall Best ‘Concrete in Life’ Photo of the Year Winner. The Finalist selected for the Overall Best ‘Concrete in Life’ Photo of the Year prize will not receive an additional Prize for the category it entered, although it will retain the title of category finalist.

Entrants under the age of 18 will not be considered for any category or prize.

Each Finalist will only be permitted to retain the highest value prize they are awarded, and will be required to forfeit any other prizes of lesser value that may have been awarded.

As a condition of entering, entrants further agree to these Official Rules and to the judges’ decisions, which are final and binding in all respects.

Photos may be reviewed prior to announcement of the winners to ensure winning photos do not violate third party rights including intellectual property rights or privacy rights in any relevant jurisdiction.  An entrant may not be awarded a prize if it is found in the Sponsor’s reasonable opinion that a photo has breached any such laws or regulations, or otherwise fails to comply with these Official Rules. 

8.  PRIZES: 

A. Prizes

CategoryAge EligiblePrizeValue
Overall Best ‘Concrete in Life’ Photo of the Year WinnerOver 18 at the time of registration$10,000 and flights and accommodation to join Awards Dinner in Singapore1 prize of value up to US $10,000
Professional Category WinnerOver 18 at the time of registration$2,500Up to 3 prizes of value US $2,500
Amateur Category WinnerOver 18 at the time of registration$2,500Up to 3 prizes of value US $2,500

Singapore Awards Dinner

The Overall Best ‘Concrete in Life’ Photo of the Year Winneris invited to an Awards Dinner in Singapore on 10 October 2019. Sponsor will in its sole discretion appoint a travel agent and work with the Overall Winner to confirm and agree the necessary details for the trip. Sponsor will meet the cost of flights, accommodation, taxes and other costs up to the total value of US$10,000, which will be payable to the travel agent and not to the Overall Winner directly. The Overall Winner will meet any additional costs associated with the trip that exceed US$10,000 including without limitation any taxes, incidentals, food, flights or accommodation, insurance, cancellations, costs for changes to bookings, tariffs or other charges.  No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight or lack of availability.

B. Delivery of Prizes

Expenses and Taxes. Winner is solely responsible for all expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the prize description, all out-of-pocket costs, and all applicable taxes. 

Winner Notification.  In September 2019 (or as soon as practicable thereafter), the short-listed winners will be notified via Instagram. The Sponsor will not amend contact information once entries have been submitted.

It is a condition of the Competition that final winners may be required by the Sponsor to complete, sign, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release, evidence of consent to publication of any third party whose PII is included in the entrant’s Photo, and, where lawful, a Publicity Release within seven (7) calendar days of first notification attempt, and before the prize is awarded. No substitution, cash equivalent or transfer of prize by the entrant is permitted, but Sponsor reserves right to substitute prize with prize of equal or greater value if advertised prize is unavailable for any reason.  Limit one Prize per person.

Prizes cannot be claimed by a third party on behalf of a winner. GCCA will contact all the winning entries via the Instagram or Twitter account that submitted the entry.  GCCA reserves the right to replace any winner who fails to respond within five working days of first notification of their success. All published authors will receive their prizes once communication is established. The Awards Dinner prize will be arranged with the winner as detailed above. 

9.  HOLD HARMLESS AND RELEASE:   

Hold Harmless.  To the maximum extent permitted by law, entrants and winners agree that Sponsor and its parent, subsidiaries and affiliated companies and advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (individually and collectively “Releasees”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and are released and shall be held harmless by entrants and winners against, any liability, for i) any losses or damage or violation of intellectual property or personal rights (such as but not limited to, copyright, trade name/trademark, and/or rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light) and ii) any losses, damage, or injury arising out of or related to the use of the prize or entry in this Competition.

10. GENERAL/ MISCELLANEOUS

  • ENTRIES POSTED TO THE WEBSITE AND ON SOCIAL MEDIA ARE NOT EDITED BY SPONSOR AND ARE THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF THE INDIVIDUAL ENTRANT AND DO NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS OF SPONSOR IN ANY MANNER.   
  • Any waiver or non-use of any rights here under by Sponsor does not constitute a general waiver of any other Sponsor rights.
  • Releases are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, or non-received Photos or e-mail, for any reason whatsoever. 
  • Any Persons who engage in unlawful activities in connection with the operation of the Competition, as solely determined by the Sponsor, will be disqualified.  
  • Any entrant not complying with the conditions of participation or with the remaining requirements and conditions of the present terms and conditions may be eliminated/disqualified from the competition.
  • Neither Sponsor nor its agencies are responsible for injury or damage to entrant’s or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Competition or downloading materials from or use of the Website.   
  • Neither Sponsor nor its agencies are responsible for injury or damage to entrant’s or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Competition or downloading materials from or use of the Website. 
  • Should any portion of the Competition be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by technical or other failures, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Competition, and select the prize winner from Photos received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor.   
  • In case of dispute, the authorized account subscriber of the Instagram account used to enter the Competition at the actual time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant, and must comply with these Official Rules.  
  • All age restrictions are applied as at the date of an entry being submitted
  • If any provision(s) of these Terms and Conditions (or any part thereof) are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions (or any part thereof) hereof will remain in full force and effect.

11.  CHOICE OF LAW AND JURISDICTION: 

A.  Choice of Law. These Official Rules and the Competition shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, English law. 

B.  Jurisdiction. The courts of England shall have the non-exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute that may arise out of, under, or in connection with the Competition, these Official Rules, or the legal relationship established by them.

12. USE OF DATA:

Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants online for the administration of the Competition, in accordance with its privacy policy.  Please review the Sponsor’s privacy policy at https://gccassociation.org/privacy-policy/.  By participating in the Competition, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s and its group companies collecting and using of their personal information and transferring such information overseas including to the United States of America in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy.  Entrants also agree that if they are selected as a winner, the information they have provided to the Sponsor may also be included in a publicly-available winner’s list.   Sponsor may also use your name, image and town or country of residence as part of the announcement and for any other reasonable promotional purposes.

By entering the Competition you agree that any personal information provided by you with your entry may be held and used by the Sponsor or its agents and suppliers to administer this Competition.

By entering the Competition you also agree that Sponsor may use your personal data to contact you in future if Sponsor or its group companies are running a similar contest.

13. WINNERS LIST:

For a list of the winners, visit the Website and the CGGA’s social channels after October 2019.  The decision will be final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.

14. SPONSOR:

GCCA Inc. Paddington Central, 6th Floor, 2 Kingdom Street, London, W2 6JP, United Kingdom

15. CHANGES TO THE OFFICIAL RULES:

Sponsor reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel or amend the Competition where it becomes necessary to do so.

Sponsor reserves the right, at its discretion, to make changes to any part of these Official Rules. Due to its policy of updating and improving these Official Rules, Sponsor may wish to change these Official Rules. If an entrant uses this Website or chooses to participate in this Competition after Sponsor has published or notified entrant of the changes, entrants are agreeing now to be bound by those changes. If an entrant does not agree to be bound by those changes, an entrant should not use the Website or participate in the Competition