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Valentines Photo Competition Terms & Conditions

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  1. By tagging your social post with #LoveInKingston, entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed these terms and conditions. 
  2. This competition is owned and managed by Kingston First, operating under the brand name In Kingston.
  3. The competition is free to enter and open to all ages. Children under the age of 16 must obtain permission from a parent or guardian.
  4. Closing date for entries will be midnight on Sunday 23 February 2020.
  5. Only photos using the #LoveInKingston hashtag, from public accounts, will be entered. We cannot accept submissions from accounts set to private.
  6. Any photo tagged with #LoveInKingston may be posted on the In Kingston social media accounts for promotional purposes. 
  7. Photographs must be original and taken by you. It is the photographer’s responsibility to obtain any appropriate permissions. Please do not submit portrait photographs of children unless you have expressly gained the permission of their parent or guardian.
  8. Entrants can enter up to three single images. Judging will be based on the single image and not a series of images.
  9. Images must have been taken in 2020 and include the Valentine Bench in Kingston.
  10. The competition will be judged and winner chosen by Kingston First. Kingston First’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  11. Winners will be notified via DM on social media. 
  12. Prize consists of a £75 voucher for Hache Riverside Social in Kingston upon Thames that the winner must collect from the Kingston First offices. Prize is non-negotiable and non-transferable. No cash alternative will be given. 
  13. Winners agree to the use of their name and photograph by Kingston First, and will cooperate with any other reasonable requests by Kingston First relating to any post-winning publicity.
  14. The competition is not open to employees of Kingston First or of any of the organisations providing prizes.
  15. All commercial rights to the images remain with the photographers with the exception that Kingston First, under the brand name of In Kingston, has the right to use entries in any future publicity material (print or electronic) without payment – subject to crediting the original photographer.
  16. Kingston First reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and remove any entry that does not comply with the following requirements, even after the entry is submitted.
    • Each entry does not contain any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libelous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane content
    • Each entry does not contain any material that could constitute or encourage conduct which would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law
    • It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that any images they submit have been taken with the permission of the subject and do not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws.
    • Entrants must warrant that the photograph they are submitting is their own work and that they own the copyright for it.
  17. Kingston First shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage.


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