Terms and Conditions

General Terms and Conditions

 

The Judges
The independent judging panel consists of Carol Enquist, National Geographic’s photo editor and Steve Davey, professional photographer, writer and tutor. National Geographic Traveller’s art editor Chris Hudson will devise the shortlist and will have the final decision.

 

The Judging Criteria and Timetable
Closing date is the 13 December 2015 at 23:59 GMT.

The National Geographic Traveller (UK) team will send a shortlist of entries to each independent judge on or around 18 December 2015. The independent judges will in turn select their three top entries for each of the six categories on or around 12 January 2016. The judges’ shortlist will be announced on 15 January 2016, and shortlisted entrants will be notified. National Geographic Traveller’s art editor Chris Hudson will then select the winner and six runners-up from entries selected by the independent judges. Winners will be chosen on or around 18 January 2016 and will be notified by e-mail within 3 weeks. Decisions of the judges are final and binding.

 

The Categories
Apply in one of these categories:

Photography
Upload a single shot in one of four different themes: Action, Nature, People, Urban.

Video
Submit a YouTube/Vimeo link to a 60-second edited video clip.

Portfolio
Entrants need to upload four travel-themed shots based on the same subject.

Mobile
Upload a single travel-themed shot taken on your smartphone or tablet.

 

Entry Criteria

The entry instructions form part of the rules. By entering, you agree to accept and be bound by the rules.

Only online entries will be accepted. A maximum of one entry per person will be permitted.

Photographic entries must be under 1MB and .jpg format. Video entries should be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo All submissions must be the entrant’s own work, and they must own the copyright to any photographs entered.

Photographs must have been taken within two years before the date of entry and may not previously have won an award in any National Geographic photography contest in the last three years. Only minor burning, dodging and/or colour correction is acceptable, as is cropping.

 

Who is the competition open to?
The competition is open to residents of the UK and Ireland only. Entrants must be aged 18 or over at the time of entry. Employees and agents of APL Media Limited, Carrier, Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tatra Photography, Inghams Italy, Experience Travel Group, Vietnam Airlines, Visit Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways, Anantara Hotels Resorts & Spas, The Print Space or any company connected with the production or distribution of the promotion, or any of their associated companies are not eligible to take part in the competition, nor are their relatives or members of their families or households.

 

Copyright and Publicity
Publicity may be given to the winners, winners names and photographs. By entering you agree to allow National Geographic Traveller (UK) to publish your photos in the magazine, on the National Geographic Traveller (UK) website and on the National Geographic Traveller (UK) social media channels. The winning entries may also be used by National Geographic Traveller (UK) and the competition sponsors in marketing material relating to the competition. Winners must co-operate fully for publicity purposes if so required. Entrants must own the copyright to any photographs entered. Entrants will retain copyright to the photographs.

 

The Prizes

 

Grand prize winner: Tanzania

There is one overall prize consisting of a five-night trip to the Four Seasons Serengeti. The winner may be chosen from any of the competition categories.

 

The prize includes return economy flights from London to Seronera Airstrip, Tanzania for 2 adults; return road transfers; five nights’ full-board accommodation; two half-day game drives; one wildlife photography lesson with Paul Joynson-Hicks.

 

The prize does not include travel arrangements between the prize winner’s house and departure airport; the cost of any passports or travel documentation required for the prize winner or prize winner’s guest to travel to Tanzania; vaccinations; travel insurance; personal spending money; any additional extras outside those specified in the prize description. Any additional costs and expenses incurred during the trip will be the responsibility of the prizewinner.

 

Prize is subject to availability at the time of booking. Prize must be taken within 1 year of the competition end date. The following exclusion dates apply: 01 January 2016 – 08 January 2016; 13 February 2016 – 28 February 2016; 18 March 2016 – 10 April 2016; 21 May 2016 – 05 June 2016; 11 July 2016 – 04 September 2016; 10 October 2016 – 30 October 2016; 11 December 2016 – 06 January 2017. Airline to be confirmed at time of booking, subject to availability.

 

The prize is non-negotiable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash or substituted for other benefits. The prize is subject to Carrier’s usual booking conditions, which may be read at http://www.carrier.co.uk/booking-conditions

 

Photography winner: Iceland

One winner will be chosen from the four photography themes: Action, Nature, People, Urban. The photography winner will win a seven-day photography tour of Iceland.

 

The holiday prize consists of one place on Tatra Photography’s Northern Lights Special Iceland Package during 2016/2017. The prize includes: Return flights from London Luton – Reykjavik; Return airport transfers; Six nights full board accommodation; Seven days photography course; All transport to photography locations.

 

The prize does not include: travel arrangements between the prize winner’s house and departure airport; the cost of any passports or travel documentation required for the prize winner or prize winner’s guest to travel to Iceland; vaccinations; travel insurance; personal spending money; any additional extras outside those specified in the prize description. Any additional costs and expenses incurred during the trip will be the responsibility of the prizewinner.

 

Tatra Photography will require a fully completed booking from the prize winner and adhere fully to Tatra Photography & conditions, full terms and conditions can be viewed on their website. www.tatraphotographyworkshop.com.

 

The holiday supplied is restricted to aged 18 years or over. Proof of eligibility must be provided on request.

 

Failure to claim the prize or other promotional item by the time or in the manner specified for the particular promotion will make any claim invalid.

 

The holiday provided is not transferable, may not be re-sold and is subject to availability. No cash alternative will be offered.

 

Portfolio winner: Vietnam

The winner of the Portfolio category will receive a one-week trip to Vietnam.

 

The prize includes: two return Premium Economy flights to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City with Vietnam Airlines departing from Heathrow; five nights’ accommodation at Mia Resort Nha Trang and three nights’ accommodation at the Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi, based on two sharing and including daily breakfast; Experience Travel Group’s signature Hanoi tour including dinner; and airport transfers.

 

The prize does not include travel costs within the UK; travel insurance; visas; vaccinations; meals; ground transportation; or any other costs of a personal nature not stated (including spending money) for the winner and their companion.

 

The prize is valid for travel within the period 4 January 2016 until 11 December 2016, subject to availability and excluding Easter and all public holidays in the UK and Vietnam.

 

Prize flights must be booked at least 30 days prior to departure. Travel cannot be changed once the booking has been made. The return flight must be booked at the time of booking the flight departing the UK. Flights are non transferrable and non refundable.

 

The winner and their guest must be over 18 years of age.

 

The prize must be taken as stated and no compensation will be payable if a winner is unable to use the prize as stated.

 

Winners must ensure that they have valid passports, visas, travel insurance and any relevant vaccinations at the time of travel. No responsibility will be taken if the winners are unable to travel due to insufficient documentation.

 

If any part of the prize is unavailable, for whatever reason, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize for an alternative prize of equal or greater value.

 

Compliance with any health or other government requirements is the responsibility of the winner. It is the responsibility of the winner to enquire about local issues and conditions at destinations before travel.

 

Vietnam Airlines normal conditions of carriage apply. See www.vietnamairlines.com for full details.

 

Mobile winner: Abu Dhabi

The winner of the mobile category will receive a three-night trip to Abu Dhabi.

 

The prize includes: Two (2) economy flights with Etihad Airways direct to Abu Dhabi departing from either London Heathrow, Manchester or Edinburgh; Two (2) economy flights on Rotana Jet from Abu Dhabi International Airport to Sir Bani Yas Island (40 minutes flight time); three (3) nights accommodation in a One Bedroom Villa at the Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort on Sir Bani Yas Island on half board basis (breakfast and dinner inclusive of non-alcoholic beverages); a Nature & Wildlife Safari Drive plus two other activities (one activity per day).

 

The prize does not include travel arrangements between the prize winner’s house and departure airport; the cost of any passports or travel documentation required for the prize winner or prize winner’s guest to travel to Abu Dhabi; any vaccinations required; travel insurance; personal spending money; any soft drinks, mini bar, alcohol or additional extras outside those specified in the prize description. Any additional costs and expenses incurred during the trip will be the responsibility of the prizewinner.

 

The prize is valid until March 2017 (one year after the winner is announced). Blackout dates apply, including public holidays and Eid period (Eid Al Fitr, Eid Al Adha, Martyrs day, UAE National Day). The prize provider reserves the right to reject booking requests during peak days due to exhibition and local events.

 

The prize may be used only once, is non-refundable and cannot be converted to cash. The prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion and is non-transferable. The prize is subject to availability and must be booked in advance. The certificate is strictly for two (02) persons only, additional guests/children will be charged.

 

If any part of the prize is unavailable, for whatever reason, the promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize for an alternative prize of equal or greater value.

 

Compliance with any health or other government requirements is the responsibility of the winner. It is the responsibility of the winner to enquire about local issues and conditions at destinations before travel.

 

Etihad Airways normal conditions of carriage apply. See http://www.etihad.com/en-gb/legal/terms-and-conditions/ for full details.

 

Etihad Airways normal conditions of carriage apply. See http://www.rotanajet.com/terms-and-conditions for full details.

 

Video winner: Italy

The winner of the video category will receive a three-night city break to Ischia, Italy.

 

The prize includes: return flights from London Gatwick to Naples and return transfers for two; three nights accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis in the 5* Hotel Excelsior Terme.

 

The prize does not include travel arrangements between the prize winner’s house and London Gatwick airport; the cost of any passports or travel documentation required for the prize winner or prize winner’s guest to travel to Italy; any vaccinations required; travel insurance; personal spending money; any food, drink or additional extras outside those specified in the prize description. Any additional costs and expenses incurred during the trip will be the responsibility of the prizewinner.

 

The prize is valid for travel in 2016, excluding 7th to 21st August, and is subject to availability. There is no cash alternative, prizes are non-transferable and non-refundable.

 

The prize provider reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this competition should causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the prize draw. If the prize is not claimed within 21 days of the prize winner being notified it will be redrawn and awarded to the new winner.

 

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