Photo Contest Rules

White Chocolate Hills Resort Photo Contest!

We’re having a photography contest! 

Please Read the Rules Carefully in Order to Win!

Photo Contest Rules
2014 Rules & Regulations

ELIGIBILITY 
All entries must be photographs taken at White Chocolate Hills Resort. The contest is open to all residents of the Philippines, and its visiting tourists. If you are a “minor,” meaning that you are under the age of majority (18) in the Philippines, you will need a Parent or Legal Guardian present to claim a winning prize. The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. White Chocolate Hills Resort reserves the right to cancel the contest or modify these rules at its discretion. Decisions of White Chocolate Hills Resort will be final. No purchase is necessary, but entrance and pool fees to the resort are the responsibility of the visitor.

The Sponsor will use reasonable efforts to contact the Winners by email, but in the event the Sponsor cannot contact Winners within 2 business days from December 5th, 2014, that Participant shall be deemed void.

FORMAT 
Entries are to be digital photographs and submitted electronically. Content alteration of digital files is not acceptable; including combining multiple photos. Cropping of photos is permitted, tonal or colour corrections are acceptable. Borders, frames, text or other graphic treatments are not permitted.

Finalists will be asked to submit a high-resolution file suitable for print reproduction. White Chocolate Hills Resort judges reserve the right to disqualify contestants who are unable to submit, upon request, a high-resolution photograph of at least 300 dpi at 6 x 9 inches.

ENTRY
Entries are to be submitted electronically through any of the following contest entry channels:

  • Entry via Twitter Hash Tag #WCHResort

CATEGORIES

  • Scenics – Beauty shots of the Resort landscape, seascape, plants, birds, etc

  • Shoreline – The beach, underwater life, fishermen, boats, etc

  • Resortness – Conveys a sense of what White Chocolate Hills Resort is all about

  • Humorous – Fun photos that make you smile, or laugh out loud

  • Fan Favourite – Tell us which photo you think should win! Winner will be chosen based on number of votes accumulated over course of contest.

PRIZES

Grand Prize (1):

  • 1 Night Stay in Relax Bungalow, good for two

  • Print of The Winning Photo


    Category Prize (5): First prize awarded in each category

  • Coupon for one day free entrance

  • Coupon for one free desert


    Fan Favourite (1): Awarded to photo that has accumulated the most votes over the course of the contest.

  • Coupon for one day free pool and entrance

  • Coupon for one free desert

ENTRIES AND IDENTIFICATION 
Photographs entered must not have been previously published. Individuals can only win once per category, but may win in multiple categories. Entrants must own all rights to the photographs submitted. As such, entrants hold White Chocolate Hills Resort harmless from any breach of copyright. Photographs that have won any other contests or have been published in a magazine or newspaper (except online) are not eligible. Photographs that violate or infringe upon another person’s copyright are not eligible. Photographs must have been shot within the past three months of the contest closing date.

Entries must be submitted online via contest entry channels as outlined above. Judges reserve the right to place the entry in the appropriate category. White Chocolate Hills Resort holds the right to disqualify entries with inappropriate content.

PUBLICATION 
Winners’ names and photographs will be published on http://www.whitechocolatehillsresort.com, and on the Resort Blog. A selection of winning entries will also be published on the Facebook page. White Chocolate Hills Resort reserves the non-exclusive right to publish any entry and/or use any entry in promotional and advertising materials. Photos published will be credited to the photographer where possible.

DEADLINE 
All entries uploaded through the various contest entry channels outlined above and must be received prior to 4:00 pm December 1st, 2014.

JUDGING 
The winners for the grand prize and category prizes will be selected by a panel of judges. The winner of the Fan Favourite prize will be chosen based on number of votes accumulated over course of contest. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to disqualify or discount any entrant, image or vote connected to votes cast by unfair means. Winners will be notified by email ONLY by 4:00 pm, December 5th 2014. Decision of the judges is final.

RESPONSIBILITY 
White Chocolate Hills Resort cannot be held responsible for entries that are lost, damaged, or delayed during transportation. T White Chocolate Hills Resort is not responsible for any failure of the website during this contest. Nor is it responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software or any email, online or internet entry lost due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website or any combination thereof.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE 
With regard to any photograph submitted to this contest, the entrant, or the owner of copyright in the photograph, retains copyright. By uploading or submitting any photograph to this contest, the entrant grants (or warrant that the owner of such materials expressly grants) White Chocolate Hills Resort a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, reproduce, and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed, for any White Chocolate Hills Resort purpose, including, but not limited to advertising and promotional materials, its website, exhibition, and commercial products, including but not limited to White Chocolate Hills Resort publications. White Chocolate Hills Resort will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses. Winning entrants are required to sign a release containing the above conditions.

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