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Canon Australia – Photo Marathon 2021


1. Information on how to enter and prizes forms part of these Terms and Conditions. Entry into this Competition is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

2. The Promoter is Canon Australia Pty Ltd (ABN 66 005 002 951) of Building A, The Park Estate, 5 Talavera Road, Macquarie Park NSW, 2113, Australia (Phone: 13 23 53) (Canon).

Eligible Participants and Registrations
3. The Competition is only open to individual Australian residents aged 18 and above who are members of the Canon Collective Facebook Group.

How to Enter
4. There will be in total 12 Entry Periods throughout the competition as follows. Each brief is announced on the Canon Collective Facebook Group:

Briefs Entry Period
1. Saturday, 17 April 2021, 9:00am
Closes: 18 April 2021, 12:00pm
2. Saturday, 17 April 2021, 10:00am
Closes: 18 April 2021, 12:00pm
3. Saturday, 17 April 2021, 11:00am
Closes: 18 April 2021, 12:00pm
4. Saturday, 17 April 2021, 12:00pm
Closes: 18 April 2021, 12:00pm
5. Saturday, 17 April 2021, 2:00pm
Closes: 18 April 2021, 12:00pm
6. Saturday, 17 April 2021, 3:00pm
Closes: 18 April 2021, 12:00pm
7. Saturday, 17 April 2021, 4:00pm
Closes: 18 April 2021, 12:00pm
8. Saturday, 17 April 2021 5:00pm
Closes: 18 April 2021, 12:00pm
9. Saturday, 17 April 2021 6:00pm
Closes: 18 April 2021, 12:00pm
10. Saturday, 17 April 2021 7:00pm
Closes: 18 April 2021, 12:00pm
11. Saturday, 17 April 2021 8:00pm
Closes: 18 April 2021, 12:00pm
12. Saturday, 17 April 2021 9:00pm
Closes: 18 April 2021, 12:00pm

Winners and Prizes
5. A winning image from each brief will be announced on the Canon Australia Facebook group on 26/04/21.

6. The winners must then contact Canon Australia via with their Full Name, Phone Number, Address and a High-Resolution copy of their image, which will be printed and sent to the participant.

7. In addition to the above, the judges will also spotlight the best collection of images from one photographer.

There are 12 prizes in total.
8. Prizes, or any unused portion of a prize, are not exchangeable, or transferrable and cannot be taken as cash. 9. It is a condition of taking the prize, that the winner if requested by the Promoter, sign a legal release in a form determined by the Promoter.

Entry Requirements
10. An “Entry” means the set of images are submitted to the Canon Collective Facebook group page during the Entry Period, in accordance with these terms and conditions and the requirements of the relevant Brief specified in clause 4, and any other express instructions communicated by the Promoter.

11. Entries must be:
 a. taken using a digital camera only;
 b. posted on the Canon Collective Facebook Page as a gallery. Not posted individually if submitting more than one image.
 c. Every entry must include details of what camera gear used and shot settings.

12. To submit a valid Entry, Eligible Participants must submit their images on the Canon Collective Facebook Group page. Entries must be submitted between the brief being posted and 12:00pm the next day (18th April).

13. Each Eligible Participant warrants to the Promoter that: (a) each Entry submitted is their original work that does not infringe the rights of any third party, including but not limited to, copyright, trademarks, trade secrets, privacy, publicity, personal, confidentiality or proprietary rights; (b) the Entry has not been submitted for any other competition, promotions or any other commercial use; (c) they will obtain the consent of any recognisable person (or their parent/guardian, where applicable) that is featured in an Entry to submit the Entry and for it to be used in conjunction with these terms and conditions; (d) the Entry will not contain viruses or cause injury or harm to any person or entity; and (e) they will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including without limitation, those governing copyright, content, defamation and privacy.

14. Each Entry will be required to meet the specified criteria of the relevant Brief to constitute a valid Entry. It is the Eligible Participant's responsibility to make sure that they adhere to the directions given.

15. Entries must be a) of an acceptable resolution and picture quality, as determined by the Promoter in its absolute discretion. Eligible Participants are required to retain a copy of any Entries submitted in the highest resolution possible.

16. Each Eligible Participant will be permitted up to five submissions per Brief. Each Eligible Participant may participate in multiple Entry Periods.

17. By submitting an Entry, Eligible Participants will retain any copyright they own. The participant grants Canon Australia Pty Ltd a perpetual, irrevocable, non-transferrable, non-exclusive licence to use their submissions for internal use and for promotion via Canon Australia’s social media accounts. If the Promoter wishes to use an Eligible Participant’s Entry, the Promoter agrees to attribute the Participant by Facebook username. Participants agree that this is sufficient attribution.

18. The Eligible Participant agrees to indemnify the Promoter against all costs and claims in connection with a failure to comply with these terms and conditions.

19. Each Eligible Participant agrees that they are fully responsible for their Entry they submit, and are fully responsible for any equipment, materials, licenses or other costs required for or associated with their Entry. The Promoter is not liable in any way for the Entry or any costs borne by the Eligible Participant relating to the Entry, to the full extent permitted by law.

20. Each Entry and image will be subject to the approval of the Promoter. The Promoter may remove any Entry or part of an Entry without notice for any reason whatsoever.

21. Each Entry will be individually judged based on artistic and creative merit, and on the Entry that best fits the Brief, by the administrators of the Canon Collective Facebook Group. The judges’ decision will be made in their absolute discretion, is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The judging process will take place at various intervals during the relevant Entry Period and following the closing time for the submission of each Brief. There will be one winner awarded for each Brief.

22. Late Entries will not be accepted.

Conditions that may invalidate, disqualify, terminate etc, the Entry, Eligible Participants or the Promotion
23. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any Entry where: it reasonably suspects that such materials are prohibited by these Terms and Conditions or any relevant law; it is deemed inappropriate; or is otherwise rejected by the Promoter. This is at the Promoter's absolute discretion and discussions will not be entered into. Images that are considered unlawful or contain objectionable content, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive, contain nudity, are watermarked or otherwise objectionable will not be acceptable and deemed invalid.

24. If this Promotion or a particular entry period is not capable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated by the Promoter, including but not limited to technical difficulties, unauthorised intervention, fraud or bad weather the Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to the fullest extent permitted by law (a) to disqualify any Eligible Participant; or (b) modify, suspend, cancel or an entry period the Promotion, as appropriate.

25. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or to be acting in violation of these Terms and Conditions.

Promoter’s Decision
26. The Promoter’s decision in relation to any aspect of the Promotion is final and binding on each person who is entered and no correspondence will be entered into. No responsibility is accepted for late, lost or misdirected Entries.

27. The Promoter reserves the right, at any time, to: (a) verify the validity of Entries; (b) verify the Eligible Participant’s personal details (including an Eligible Participant’s identity, age and place of residence); and (c) disqualify any Eligible Participant who enters in a way that is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions or who tampers with the Entry.

28. Errors and omissions may be accepted at the Promoter's discretion. Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

29. The Promoter collects personal information in order to conduct the Promotion and may, for this purpose, disclose such information to third parties, including but not limited to agents, contractors, service providers, prize suppliers and, as required, Australian regulatory authorities. Entry is conditional on providing this information. When entering this Promotion, you agree to receive emails about your Entry and your participation in the Promotion, as reasonably determined to be necessary for the operation of this Promotion by the Promoter, in its full discretion.

30. Notwithstanding the above clause 33, the Promoter, its agents or service providers may contact the Eligible Participant in connection to the use of the Entry including any acceptance, rejection or use of the Entry for its purposes.

31. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions limits, excludes or modifies or purports to limit, exclude or modify the statutory consumer guarantees as provided under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), or similar consumer protection laws in the State and Territories of Australia (“Non-Excludable Guarantees”).

32. This promotion is in no way endorsed, sponsored or affiliated with Facebook. Each participant agrees to indemnify Facebook against all costs and claims arising in connection with a failure by him/her to comply with these Terms and Conditions, or otherwise arising in connection with this Promotion.

33. Errors and omissions may be accepted at the Promoter’s discretion. Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

34. Except for any liability that cannot by law be excluded, including the Non-Excludable Guarantees, the Promoter (including its respective officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of the Promotion.

35. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be severed from these Terms and Conditions and the remaining Terms and Conditions will remain in full force and effect.

36. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of New South Wales. The parties submit to the nonexclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales and the Federal Court of Australia.

37. The Promoter is Canon Australia Pty Ltd (ABN 66 005 002 951) of Building A, The Park Estate, 5 Talavera Road, Macquarie Park, NSW 2113 and its subsidiaries. Phone: 13 23 53.