Metro Photo Challenge
Since 2004 Metro Photo Challenge connects people all over the world through the universal language of photography. This year’s edition will run from September 20th till November 25th. Each country will have a local vote that will define 6 local finalists, of which 3 will be chosen by local juries and 3 by public vote, which will be announced on December 7th, and then compete in the Global Grand Final of Metro Photo Challenge. Global winners will be announced on 15th December.
2016 Metro Photo Challenge Global Themes are:
- Travel of My Dreams
- Home Traveling
For each theme there will be a Grand Winner with a Grand Prize to EASTER ISLAND!
To participate just follow these steps:
- Register or link your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account
- Once registered and logged in just upload as many photos as you want
- Share in social media to collect votes!
The Grand Prize
Discover Easter Island!
Win a unique trip to one of the most enigmatic and beautiful destinations in the world: EASTER ISLAND! A place full of secrets, beautiful landscapes and the iconics Moais that will that will certainly give you the opportunity to live a unique experience. The travel includes round-trip flights, local transportation, accommodation and activities.
Terms and conditions
The Metro Photo Challenge 2016 is arranged by Metro International S.A. together with local Metro subsidiaries around the globe. To be a part of Metro Photo Challenge 2016, and to have the chance of being a local finalist or public vote finalist, and to qualify as a global grand prize winner, you need to upload at least one photo that meets the Approved Photo Requirements (as defined below) in any of the three global categories – “Travel of My Dreams”, “Home Traveling”, and “Traveleres” – before 25th of November 2016.
1.1 The Metro Photo Challenge was introduced twelve years ago in Sweden and ran globally for the first time in 2007.
2.1 The Metro Photo Challenge 2016 (also referred to below as the “Challenge”) is arranged by Metro International S.A. together with local Metro subsidiaries and Local Metro franchisee around the globe (jointly referred to as ”Metro” below). To be a part of Metro Photo Challenge 2016, and to have the chance of being a local finalist or a global grand prize winner, you need to upload at least one photo that meets the Approved Photo Requirements (as defined below) in any of the three global categories – 1. “Travel of my Dreams”. 2. “Travelers” 3. “Home Traveling” – before November 25th, 2016.
2.2 The Metro Photo Challenge 2016 will run between September 20th and December 15th 2016, when global winners will be announced. You may only compete in one country. The participating countries are Finland, Netherlands, Italy, Russia, Belgium, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Dominican Republic and Peru.
2.3 Please visit the websites of the respective countries to register and to accept the local terms and conditions for the Challenge in that country. The local terms and conditions will apply in addition to these terms and conditions. In cases of discrepancies, the local terms and conditions shall apply.
2.4 If you are not a resident of any of the Metro countries, you may still take part in the Challenge via the “International Section”.
2.5 The Metro Photo Challenge 2016 is free of charge and open to anyone, other than employees, agents, contractors and consultants (or their families) of Metro and its affiliates. If you are under the age of 18, you must provide Metro with your parent’s or legal guardian’s approval to take part in the Challenge, however to be awarded with the global grand prize you must be at least 18 years old.
2.7 Metro has the right to publish your name, surname, age and city of residence next to the photos that you submit for marketing and editorial promotional activity such as television, internet, radio, printed media and social networks, among other in relation to the Metro Photo Challenge 2016.
2.8 To upload an image you must register in the Metro Photo Challenge 2016 through the website www.metrophotochallenge.com with your email address or by linking your account to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google. Pictures may be only uploaded through the upload link.
2.9 Daily, while the contest is up and running, the most voted photo of the day before will be published on the webiste on the section “the most voted photo of the day”. The pictures published in this section will not receive any prize or be considered more likely to be local finalist or grand global winner.
3. Selection of the local finalists and global grand prize winners
3.1 The Challenge consists of two evaluation rounds (“Round One” and “Round Two”).
3.2 Round One runs from November 28th- December 2nd, 2016. In Round One, each local jury will select three photos, one in each category, based on the Judging Criteria (as set out below). In addition to these three local finalists’ photos, there will be a public vote, through which the local public will select three photos, one in each category, by using the vote button function as described below (section 6). The six photos from each country and the International Section will then be sent to the global final competition in Round Two. Local finalists selected by the local juries and the public vote will be announced on December 7th, 2016.
3.3 Round Two runs from December 5th - December 9th, 2016. In Round Two, a global jury will, in its sole discretion, select one grand winner in each of the three categories based on the Judging Criteria. The three winners (the “Global Grand Winners”) will be announced on December 15th, 2016.
3.4 You may submit one or more photos in all categories, but only one of your photos may be selected as a finalist photo. If more than one of your photos are top ranked, the local and global juries will, in their sole discretion, select one of your photos that will compete in the local and global finals.
3.5 By participating in the Metro Photo Challenge 2016 you accept that the decisions taken by the local juries and global jury are final and binding and cannot be appealed.
4. Winners & prizes
4.1 The three Global Grand Winners will each receive a global grand prize described below (the “Global Grand Prize”).
4.2 The three (3) Global Grand winners, selected by the Global jury will each receive the Grand Prize which is a 5 days Photo Expedition to Easter Island (Chile), in the first or second semester of 2017. The Global Grand winners will be announced December 15th, 2016, and the exact dates when the Photo Expedition will take place will be communicated oppotunely thereafter. The Global Grand Prize includes: Return trip flight from home country of the winners to Easter Island; accommodation for the full stay (4 nights); and activities, transportation and guiding throughout the stay. The Grand Prize is supplied by Metro International. The winner will be eligible to have his or her photos from the expedition used by our global editorial team, Metro World News, for possible publishing within our participating countries during 2017 without remuneration or compensation. However, Metro World News is not obliged to publish such photos. The Grand Prize has a total value of around 4000 EUR per person. The winner will be responsible for ensuring that he or she meets the requirements for obtaining visa for Chile if needed. The winner will also be responsible for ensuring that he or she has adequate insurances, permits, vaccines or other medical indications if applicable.
4.3 However in any case Metro and/or their partners may not be held responsible for any matter occurring to or caused by the winners in connection with this Contest or during the travel and/or stay in the final destination where the prize will take place and/or in connection thereto. The limitation of liability for Metro and their partners includes, but is not limited to: i) any possible injuries, health problems, provided healthcare or hospital stays, and, even death; ii) any facts considered force majeure or act of God; iii) damages caused by or to the winner in relation to any property belonging to the winner or third party; iv) matters with authorities or other entities; v) and / or any similar occurrences in relation to the prize and/or Contest.
4.4 For security reasons, you must be at least 18 years old to claim the Global Grand Prize. If you are under the age of 18, you cannot claim the Global Grand Prize. Instead, the Global Jury will select in their sole discretion a new winner between the rest of the finalist participants, who will receive the Global Grand Prize.
4.5 Prizes are non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Metro has the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to substitute a prize for another prize of equal or greater value. All prizes are awarded as is, and no warranties or guarantees beyond the standard manufacturer’s warranty are implied or expressed.
4.6 If you are selected as a winner, Metro will notify you to a valid e-mail which you provided. You accept your prize by replying to the notification e-mail. In the event of non-acceptance of a prize within five (5) days of receipt of the notification e-mail, Metro reserves the right to reallocate the prize to another participant, in Metro’s sole discretion. If you are selected as a winner, you must pay any potential profit tax in relation to the prize.
5.1 The three global categories for the Metro Photo Challenge 2016 are:
1. “Travel of My Dreams”
3. “Home Traveling”
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