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TERMS & CONDITIONS

How to participate

1. You may submit to a maximum of 3 photo entries.

2. Participants are required to complete the full process of competition via online application.

3. Images must meet minimum size criteria in order to be suitable for exhibition, should they win. The

preferred size for submission is 2000x3000 pixels. Ensure your image is JPEG only, and is not bigger than

5MB in size.

4. All cost incurred during this participation shall be borne by participant i.e. cost for processing,

printing, developing, delivery etc.

5. Minor photo touch-up is allowed i.e. adjustment of brightness of colour, softening or sharpening of

the image and cropping. The following technique will not be accepted: digital super imposition, composite photographs, photo montage, trick photographs, digital imaging and image.

6. All submissions must be completed together with an online ‘Photography Release Form’ which

requires a virtual signature confirmation. You may also want to download a Photography Release Form’

to be sent together with your photograph.

7. Winners must agree that their Full Name and/or their photos be published by MREPC in any publicity

materials including in MREPC booklet, MREPC Organiser and MREPC Yearly calendar.

For more details please refer to the Terms & Conditions. Should there be any questions or comments about the MREPC Photography Competition, please contact us at photocontest@mrepc.com

GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. The MREPC Photography Competition (the ‘Competition’) is organised by Malaysian Rubber Export

Promotion Council (the ‘Contest Organiser’).

2. The “Contest” starts on 5 August – 31 October 2013 at 23:59 pm.

3. The “Contest” is open to all Malaysian residents. No age limit.

4. There is no time restriction or requirement on when images must have been captured.

5. The participant ("the Participant") participating in the “Contest” agrees to all terms and conditions

outlined below.

6. Please read these terms and conditions (the “Terms and Conditions) carefully.

By accessing this “Contest,” “Participants” signify their agreement with and understanding of the following Terms and Conditions and the legal information pertaining to both this “Contest” and any material on it. If “Participants” do not agree to these “Terms and Conditions,” please do not participate

in

this “Contest.”

7.

The “Contest Organiser” reserves the right to change these “Terms and Conditions” at any time

without notice to the “Participant.” The “Participant” is therefore responsible for regularly reviewing these “Terms and Conditions.” Continued participation of this “Contest” following any such changes

shall constitute the “Participant’s” acceptance of such changes.

8. Employees or immediate family of Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council or anyone else

connected to the administration and execution of the “Contest” may not take part in this contest.

9. No purchase is necessary.

WINNERS AND JUDGING CRITERIA

1. Entries will be judged by the appointed panel of judges against criteria including but not limited to

aesthetics, technical execution, image quality and appropriateness to and interpretation of the contest theme.

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“Participant’s” image must be the best image as determined by the panel of judges in order to win.

2.

The “Contest Organiser’s” decision is final. No correspondence or any other form of communication

regarding the “Contest” will be entertained.

3. “The Participants” may enter a maximum of 3 unique photos for this competition.

4. The “Participant” is only eligible to win one (1) prize.

5. The prizes are as follows:

Grand Prize 1 st Runner Up 2 nd Runner Up 3 rd Runner Up 4 th Runner Up

= RM10,000 and certificate of participation = RM6,000 and certificate of participation = RM4,000 and certificate of participation = RM2,000 and certificate of participation = RM1,000 and certificate of participation

6. Selection of winners will be at the sole discretion of the “Contest Organiser.”

7. Selected images will be displayed on the “Contest” website. If an image is displayed, it has been

shortlisted by the judging panel and is eligible to win a prize.

8. The “Contest Organizer” reserves the right to shortlist and display images. The shortlisting decision is

final and no correspondence or any other form of communication regarding the decision will be entered into.

9. The “Contest Organizer” aims to deliver prizes at the “Awards Ceremony”. All winners will be notified by email. All details of the prizes and in particular the terms of their attribution and use will be provided by notification to the winners. In the event that the winner does not provide the requested information, a reminder will be sent by email. Should the winner not respond to the reminder email by providing all requested information within twenty-four hours, the prize shall, to the extent permitted by applicable law, be automatically forfeited by this Participant and MREPC reserves its right to grant the prize to another Participant.

10. Personal details will not be shared with any third party and information will not be used for any

other purpose than to contact individuals with matters arising from the contest.

11. In the event a winner fails to respond within 48 hours after notification of winning or is otherwise

disqualified from the contest, that prize will be withdrawn and awarded to the next qualified winner.

12. Winners are required to attend the “Awards Ceremony” to receive their prize. Transportation and

accommodation for any winners residing outside Kuala Lumpur and Selangor are to be borne by winners.

13. No interest will be paid on any prize. Prizes may not be transferred.

14. The “Contest Organiser” reserves its sole right and discretion to (a) award an alternative prize of an

equal or greater value and (b) in exceptional circumstances to vary, amend or withdraw this competition on reasonable notice.

15. The “Contest Organiser” reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual found

tampering with the “Contest” process or the operation of the “Contest”.

16. Winners may be required to take part in post-event publicity, and agrees that their Full Name

and/or their photos be published by MREPC in any publicity materials including in MREPC booklet,

MREPC Organiser and MREPC Yearly calendar, with full credit to the owner of the photographs.

17. Winners are bound by the “Terms and Conditions” that come with the prizes. The acceptance of the

prize indicates the acknowledgment and agreement of such “Terms and Conditions.”

18. To the extent permitted by applicable law, the “Contest Organiser” does not accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any The “Participant” entering the “Contest” or as a result of non-allocation or acceptance of any prize. MREPC is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, telephone lines or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to the “Participant’s” or any other person's computer or mobile telephone related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in relation to the “Contest.”

19. By participating in the “Contest,” you agree that no claim shall be asserted against MREPC or

affiliates or any of their respective directors, officers, employees or agents in respect of any and all losses or injuries (including without limitation special, indirect or consequential losses), damages, rights, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever that result from your participation to the “Contest” and/or non-allocation of any prize and/or your acceptance or use of any prize.

IMAGE OWNERSHIP AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

1. By entering an image, the “Participant” attests that he or she produced the image and is the rightful

owner to the copyright of the image. “Participants” entering images not belonging to them will be

disqualified.

2. By entering an image, the “Participant” agrees to grant MREPC and its partners and affiliates a limited

license for free to use the image in relation to promotion of the “Contest” and any future “Contests”,

including publication online, in print, on television, within Malaysia and internationally and also in MREPC’s printed publications.

3. By entering an image, the “Participant” attests that the image is not subject to any form of existing

exclusive commercial or editorial license.

4. Image rights remain property of the photographer.

FINAL NOTES

1. The “Contest Organiser” reserves its sole right and discretion to delete, remove, ignore or reject photos that are deemed improper or offensive in any manner, or which violate the “Terms and Conditions”.

2. The “Contest Organiser’s” decision is final. No correspondence or any other form of communication regarding the “Contest” will be entertained.