Here are the conditions of entry which apply to Lonely Planet #LPPhotoChallenge Instagram Competition. Please read them carefully, as they contain important stuff you should know.
Who’s running the show?
Lonely Planet Global Ltd. of Digital Depot, The Digital Hub, Off Thomas Street, Roe Lane, Dublin DO8 TCV4, Republic of Ireland AND Lonely Planet Global Inc. of 230 Franklin Rd, Building 2B, Franklin, Tennessee 37064, USA, publishers of the Lonely Planet UK and US magazines, are the joint promoters (together the “Lonely Planet Magazine”).
Information about the prize and how to enter are part of the terms and conditions for entry. Participation in this promotion constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions. Lonely Planet Magazine reserves the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time without notice.
This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. You understand that you are providing your information to Lonely Planet Magazine and not to Instagram, and you completely release Instagram from any claims in relation to this competition.
The promotional period begins at 10.00am GMT/BST on the 10th day of each month and ends at 11.59pm GMT/BST on the last day of each month (“Promotion Period”). These terms and conditions of entry are governed by the laws of England.
Can I play?
This competition is open to entrants globally, aged 16 years or above. The laws in some places don’t allow Lonely Planet Magazine to run this promotion, in which case the promotion and these conditions of entry are void in those places. You won’t be eligible to win this promotion if you (or your immediate family including parents, children, siblings, partner and grandparents, or housemates) are directors, management, employees, officers or contractors of Lonely Planet Magazine, or their subsidiaries or parent or affiliated companies.
How do I play?
You don’t have to buy anything to enter or win, but during the Promotion Period you will need to:
1) Have a valid, registered Instagram account; and
2) Tag a picture you’ve taken on your travels by posting it on Instagram, and adding the hashtag #LPPhotoChallenge. If you would like to enter using an existing Instagram photo, include the hashtag and description as a comment on the original post.
You can enter as many times as you like. Your entry is received at the time Lonely Planet Magazine sees your post. Incomplete, invalid or delayed entries will not be accepted. If your entry gets lost in cyberspace or doesn’t arrive for any other reason, that’s not Lonely Planet Magazine’s fault.
Lonely Planet Magazine might have to extend the Promotion Period but only if it’s totally unavoidable (for example, if Instagram is unavailable for 24 hours or more) and we’ll let you know if we do.
How do we pick the winner(s)?
The winner will be selected by Lonely Planet Magazine staff who will review all eligible entries and, from a shortlist of ten (10) entries, will decide the best overall winner.
This promotion is based on skill and there is no element of chance. Judging will take place at 240 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NW, United Kingdom (or at an undisclosed location otherwise determined as required by Lonely Planet Magazine). The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into, even if you think that sucks. Lady luck has nothing to do with this competition.
Lonely Planet Magazine reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who has engaged in unlawful or improper conduct that is designed to jeopardise the fair conduct of the competition or is generally damaging to the reputation of Lonely Planet Magazine, or has otherwise breached these conditions of entry (as determined in Lonely Planet Magazine’s sole discretion). Lonely Planet Magazine may determine, in its sole discretion, if an entry is suitable and may disqualify any entrant who submits content it deems to be objectionable or offensive (even though such content might not be offensive to everyone).
Lonely Planet Magazine can cancel or modify the competition if there are compelling technical or administrative reasons which we cannot control. If that happens, Lonely Planet Magazine will select the winners from all eligible entries received at that time.
What can I win?
The ten (10) best and most inspiring entries, as determined by the judges, will see their picture printed in the ‘Photo Challenge’ section of the next issue of the Lonely Planet Magazine.
How do I find out if I won?
We’ll give notice to the winners on the first Thursday of each month in the month following the Promotional Period by directly messaging the winners’ Instagram accounts from the @lonelyplanetmags account. The winners must respond within 72 hours of our comment, or we will pick another winner. We’ll then sort out any details required for the prize with the winner by email.
Lonely Planet Magazine will do its best to find the winners. But if we can’t, or if a winner hasn’t contacted us within 72 hours of us commenting, the next best entry may be declared the winner.
Finding out about the winners
If you’re riddled with curiosity, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (including the name of the promotion) within 3 months of the closing date of the promotion, and we’ll respond and tell you who won.
If you do win…
We may choose to feature your entry (including your photo and caption or part of) on our Instagram and/or in the Lonely Planet Magazine, and its international editions.
We may ask you to provide proof of identity, residency and age. If you can’t provide, or refuse to provide, suitable proof, then you may be disqualified, and we may choose another winner.
What happens to my entry?
You agree that all of your entry is your own work and that you own any images you submit.
Unless you opt-out of this licence by emailing us at email@example.com in return for entering the promotion, the selected winners grant Lonely Planet Magazine a worldwide, royalty free, non-exclusive, revocable licence in perpetuity to reproduce, publish, adapt, communicate and broadcast all or part of your entry in any media, including the ability to sublicense these rights to publish international editions of the Lonely Planet Magazine. Generally, we will attribute you as the author where possible, but in some circumstances, we may decide not to.