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Photo Contest - Great Prizes to Win

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Contest Rules

 

Photo Contest Rules

Overview

Each contestant can only enter 4 Photos (1 in each category). All photos entered must have been taken while exploring India with Easy Tours of India. The photo subject must be relevant to one of the following contest categories:

Images should be formatted to 72 dpi and no smaller than 450 by 338 pixels. Panoramic photos are not eligible. Images should be submitted in JPG (at high quality) format. File sizes must be less than 2MB per image.

Winners will be determined by user voting so encourage your friends to log-on to the E-Village and vote for their favorite photos.

Grand Prize: Indian tribal Dhokra art. Retail Value $2,510
3 Runner Up-Prizes: Hand carved wooden sculpture from India. Retail Value $670

See official rules for full details.
 

Photo Eligibility

To enter a photo, you must be at least 18 years of age and have traveled with Easy Tours of India. Easy Tours of India (and its affiliated organizations) employees and their immediate family members are not eligible. Immediate family includes only spouses, parents and children.

Each contestant can only enter 4 Photos (1 in each category). All photos entered must have been taken while exploring India with Easy Tours of India. The photo subject must be relevant to one of the following contest categories:

Easy Tours of India reserves the right to re-categorize or disqualify any photo that we determine to be posted in the wrong category or otherwise unfit for general viewing.

All photos must be uploaded one (1) month before voting ends. Any photos uploaded within one (1) month of the contest deadline will automatically be considered for the next contest.

 

Voting Eligibility

Voting is open to all E-Village members over 18 years old. Anyone with a valid email address may register an E-Village profile. Only 1 round of voting per eligible member is allowed.
 

Photographer/Copyright

Entries must be submitted by the original photographer. Do not submit a photo taken by someone other than you. You must be the sole owner of the copyright of any image submitted. Your submission of the photo and entry form is your guarantee that you are the author and copyright holder of the photo.
 

Number of Entries

An individual may submit only four (4) photos (1 per category) per contest.
 

Photo Subject Restrictions

Photos must be appropriate for posting on the Easy Tours of India website. Obscene, provocative or otherwise questionable content will not be considered. Easy Tours of India retains sole discretion as to what constitutes inappropriate content.
 

Ownership/Use Rights

Photographers retain the copyright to their photographs. By entering the contest, photographers agree to have their submitted photograph displayed on the Easy Tours of India website without any fee or other form of compensation, and agree that Easy Tours of India may display winning photos in a "past winners" photo gallery and in the Easy Tours of India "e-postcard" service, and may make and retain copies of the photograph for archival purposes. Posted photos will be subject to the Easy Tours of India website photo use policy. Photos will be credited to the photographer named in the entry form. Entries (including non-winning entries) may be selected for display or use in other Easy Tours web pages. Entrants agree that Easy Tours of India may contact them to obtain permission for use of photos in this way. Entries will never be sold by Easy Tours of India in any manner. In the event that ownership of any photograph submitted to Easy Tours of India is contested in any manner, Easy Tours of India retains the discretion to disqualify that photograph and discontinue use of the photograph.
 

How to Enter

Digital photos are the only formats accepted. All Digital photos must be uploaded using the online entry form in Easy Tours E-Village. Each entry must be accompanied by a completed contest entry form. If you are submitting multiple entries, be sure to indicate clearly which form belongs with each photo.
 

Voting

Voting is open to anyone over 18 years old. Voters must create a free E-Village profile and be signed in to vote. The voter to correctly pick the wining photo and the three (3) runner-ups in the correct ranking, will win the ‘pick the winners’ prize.

  • Each user may only vote one time.
  • Voters pick one entry from each category as their favorite Photo.
  • Once a voter has picked their favorite Picture from each category, they must rank them 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place and 4th place for a chance to win the voter contest.

See Pick the Winner official contest rules for details.
 

Winners

Grand Prize Winner: Indian tribal Dhokra art. Retail value $2,510
3 Runner Up Prizes: Hand carved elephant fighting off 3 lions. Retail value $670

Determining Winners of the Best Photo

  • There is one (1) winner from each category. This will be the photo with the most votes in its category. 
  • The grand prize winner will be the Photo with the most votes.
  • The runner ups will be the photos that were best in their respective categories and were not the grand prize winner.
  • Entries that fail to comply with the Official Contest Rules will be disqualified.

If fewer than five (5) eligible photographs are entered in a category, Easy Tours of India may choose to cancel that category. In addition, one or more honorable mention winners may be selected in categories with especially large numbers of entries, at the discretion of Easy Tours of India. Winners will be notified approximately two to three (2-3) weeks after the contest deadline by phone and email using the information on the entry form. Along with a winner notification, winners will be sent an affidavit of eligibility and release. Winner must execute, without making changes, and return this release for receipt by Easy Tours of India within 7 days of the date on the winner notification letter. Failure to execute and return this affidavit within 7 days will result in disqualification. Winning photographs, along with the photographer's name, email address (optional) and information about the photo, will be displayed on the Easy Tours of India website. No financial compensation is provided to winners.
 

Submitting Digital Images

Digital images should be submitted using the online entry form. Images should be formatted to 72 dpi and no smaller than 450 by 338 pixels. Panoramic photos are not eligible. Images should be submitted in JPG (at high quality) format. File sizes must be less than 2MB per image. Images must be in natural color. Black and white, sepia tone, and duotone images are not eligible. Digital images will not be returned.
 

Image Modifications:

Minor digital enhancement is permitted, but images that have been significantly modified or appear unnatural will be disqualified.

Not Permitted:

  • No borders or frames may be added to images.
  • No watermarks, signatures, or copyright notices may be added to images. All winning images will be displayed with the photographer's name.
  • Adding or replacing elements in an image is not permitted.
  • Artistic filters are not permitted.

Permitted Modifications:

  • Images may be cropped and rotated as necessary as long as the rectangular format is maintained and the size is within the specifications above.
  • Images may be resized as long as the aspect ratio is maintained
  • Red-eye removal and spot editing
  • One-step enhancement (such as "AutoFix", "QuickFix", "Auto Levels", etc.)
  • Use of filters to sharpen, soften, blur, despeckle, or remove noise.
  • Use of corrective functions to improve the natural appearance of the image, such as levels, contrast, brightness, curves, intensity, tone, hue, saturation, lightness, value, color balance, and tint.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Easy Tours of India is not responsible for computer system, hardware, software, or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, or delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Furthermore, Easy Tours of India is not responsible for: (i) lost, misdirected, misplaced, illegible, unintelligible, incomplete, or late entries or (ii) any act, failure to act, or delay regarding the transmitting or processing of entries. Easy Tours of India reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend all or any portion of this contest without notice if factors beyond Easy Tours of India's control, including technical difficulties, disrupt or corrupt the fair or secure administration or operation of the contest. Void where prohibited. Easy Tours of India is entitled to interpret these rules as needed and its decisions are final. Easy Tours of India reserves the right to disqualify any entrant that Easy Tours of India has reason to believe is not the original work of entrant, or does not otherwise meet the contest rules. If a winner is disqualified or determined to be ineligible, an alternate winner will be selected using the same judging process/criteria described above. Alternate winners are subject to all requirements set forth in these Official Rules.

By participating in the contest, you agree to release and hold harmless Easy Tours of India and its employees, officers, affiliates, agents, and advertising and promotional agencies from any and all damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind resulting from your participation in this contest, including infringement of intellectual property rights. Easy Tours of India and its employees, officers, affiliates, agents, and advertising and promotional agencies assume no responsibility or liability for any damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind arising in whole or in part from this contest.

Pick the Winner Contest Rules