Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Trust is... Photography Competition

How do you define Trust? Show your meaning of trust through photos by joining this contest - Trust is... Photography Competition from Oakwood Asia Pacific in partnership with Canon. The grand winner will win 2 business class round trip tickets and a Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR! 11 other finalists will win a Canon Powershot A3000IS.

This contest is open to any person who is eighteen (18) years of age or older. Contest is only open to residents in Asia.

Contest mechanics:

Share What “Trust Is…” To You With A Photograph

Oakwood Asia Pacific invites you to share what “Trust Is…” to you in a photo. It can capture anything—from your treasured pets to stunning architecture—and should be based on your interpretation of trust.

On top of the attractive prizes, stand a chance to have your pictures showcased across Asia and produced to share with the world. The winning images will be featured in a travelling photography exhibition displayed in selected Oakwood properties across Asia, and will also be produced as a limited edition postcard series by Oakwood.

A maximum of 2 photographs can be submitted per entrant and entries will be available for public viewing in the online photo gallery. (Photographs submitted must be rightful property of the participant) After the submission period, 50 images will be selected for the public to vote for their favourite image, and eventually shortlist the top 12 winning images. The Grand Prize winning image will be selected by a committee including Mr. Howard Ruby, Founder and Chairman of Oakwood.

Contest terms and conditions (partial)

1. ENTRY: No purchase or reservation necessary. To enter, send in your entries (up to a maximum of 2 entries per email address) and submit your details. Photographs submitted must be rightful property of the participant.

Entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. All entries become the property of Oakwood Asia Pacific Limited.

2. WINNER SELECTION: The entries will be selected and judged based on their relevance to the theme of Trust, creativity and overall technical quality. (a) A panel will select 50 images for public voting. (b) The top 12 images will be selected based on public voting. (c) The Grand Prize winner will be selected by a committee including Mr Howard Ruby, founder of Oakwood. Winners will be notified via e-mail or telephone and will be given 30 days to claim their prize.

3. ELIGIBILITY: Except as otherwise prohibited herein or by applicable law, this contest is open to any person who is eighteen (18) years of age or older. Contest is only open to residents in Asia. Employees of Oakwood Worldwide, Oakwood Asia Pacific Ltd., their respective parents, their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies and the immediate family members of each are not eligible to enter the Contest.

4. GENERAL CONDITIONS: Contest entrants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules, which are final on all matters pertaining to this Contest. The prizewinners will be notified in January 2011. Entrants grant to Oakwood Asia Pacific Ltd. the right to use and publish their images, captions and proper name online, in print or in any other media in connection with the Contest. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Oakwood Asia Pacific Ltd. and its advertising and promotional agencies to use winners' names and likeness' for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation unless prohibited by law. By entering, participants release and hold harmless Oakwood Asia Pacific Ltd., its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the Competition or any prize won. Oakwood Asia Pacific Ltd. will not replace any lost or stolen prize items once in the winner's possession.

Check out the full terms and conditions here...

- You can submit a maximum of only 2 photos. Your photo file should not exceed 5MB each.
- There is no mention of restrictions on photo enhancements/adjustments. If you have the skill to enhance your photo's color, cropping ,etc. , then give it a go. There is also no mention of disallowing submissions using High Dynamic Range (HDR) techniques. Check out these photos to know more about HDR...
- Expect a high level of competition since it's open to residents in the Asia Pacific region.
- after the top 50 photos are selected, if you happen to own one of those 50, campaign for your entry for online voting so that you can make it to the magic 12!

Submission Period : 1st Sep 2010 – 15th Nov 2010
Voting Period for Public : 20th Nov - 31st Dec 2010

For more information and/or photo submissions, visit the Oakwood Pacific Asia competition page.

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