PHOTO CONTEST: DEEPAWALI SPECIAL
“Encounter the festival OF DEEPAWALI with the teer of photography”
Imagination, creativity, calculation and luck makes you a veteran at the game of teer and photography is
another such skill that requires all these qualities. So we at teercounter.com have organized a Deepawali
special photo contest for you.
The Festival (Deepawali) Special Digital Photo Contest is open to ALL photographers/veterans at least
18 years of age, except employees of teercounter.com and the immediate families of such employees.
In case of minor participants (age less than 18 years as on 16-October-2014) a consent from either
parent or legal guardian(as applicable)shall be required.Teercounter.com may request the original of
the consent form before announcing the final results and disbursing the rewards. The contest is open
to all participants regardless of residence or citizenship, so long as the laws of their jurisdiction allow
participation. You must read the following rules, terms and legal conditions before submitting any
photos! Click here to read the legal conditions.
WHAT TO ENTER
We are looking for striking digital images to capture the celebration (including preparation of
celebration) of Deepawali and the significance of festivals in bonding people.
HOW TO ENTER
Please submit photographs and requested information on-line through the “Win Prizes” tab on
www.teercounter.com. We do not accept photographs submitted through the mail. Submit no more
than one (1) photograph per Facebook ID. In case you submit more than one photograph using the same
Facebook ID then only the latest image will be considered.
Digital photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible. Use the on-line entry form on
our website. Complete a separate form for each photo submitted. Photographs must be in a .jpeg, .jpg
or .gif format. Files submitted may not be larger than 300KB. The 20 finalists will be asked to submit a
The teercounter.com reserves the right to disqualify incomplete entries.
Entrant guarantees all submissions are: 1) the Entrant’s original work; 2) that the photograph does not
infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property
rights of any person or entity; and 3) that the photograph is free from any claims, including any claims
concerning the intellectual property rights of other parties.
The judging panel will select approximately 20 photos to be the contest’s Finalists and Honorable
Mentions. The teercounter.com veterans (you) will select the Grand Prize Winner by popular vote from
a pool of Finalists determined by the judging panel.
Submissions can be submitted starting 08:00 PM on 17-October-2014
Submissions will be accepted till 11:59 PM on 30-October- 2014.
20 finalist (selected by panel of Judges) will be announced on teercounter.com on 02-November-2014.
Veteran voting will begin 03-November-2014 at 00:01 AM and will end 14-November-2014 at 11:59 PM.
Winners will be announced on or before 16-November-2014.
PHOTOGRAPHER’S RIGHTS & COPYRIGHT
The Organizer respects all artists’ rights to protect their intellectual property and to defend their
creations from unauthorized or unlawful use. All Entrants retain full ownership and copyright of each
submission. In addition, each Entrant’s moral rights are respected, but this does not restrict the right of
the Organizer to resize or slightly crop a submission to fit promotional materials.
USE OF IMAGES & LIMITED LICENSE
You retain your rights to your photograph; however, by entering the contest, you grant the
teercounter.com (and those authorized by the teercounter.com) a royalty-free, world-wide,
perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce, and create derivative
works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for
any purpose. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. The
teercounter.com will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional
approval in connection with such uses.
Entrant grants Organizer a limited, non-exclusive license to use winning photographs, including finalists,
semi-finalists, and honorable mentions, for up to sixty (60) months to maintain a Winner’s Archive for
the purpose of promoting the photographers and the competition. The Winner’s Archive may include an
annual compilation of top submissions in digital and in print. Organizer will not sell the Winner’s Archive,
nor will Entrants be entitled to any payment for use of the photographs in the Winner’s Archive.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Entrant grants the Organizer the right to use the Entrants provided contact information for the purpose
of administering the Contest, including but not limited to contacting and announcing the winner.
Entrant grants the Organizer the right to use submitted biographical profiles and statements made in
connection with the Contest.
Photo Contest: Legal Conditions
By entering this contest, you agree to certain all of the terms and conditions relating to this contest and
you are responsible for understanding your rights.
By entering, participants agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless teercounter.com, its respective
subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents and representatives, from any
and all third party liability for any injuries, loss, claim, action, demand or damage of any kind arising
from or in connection with the competition (collectively, "Losses"), including without limitation any third
party claim for copyright infringement or a violation of an individual’s right to privacy and/or publicity
right. The Contest is void where prohibited by law.
Each entrant in the Contest is responsible for ensuring that he or she has the right to submit the photos
that he or she submits to the Contest per these rules.
You agree that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved with the teercounter.com and causes
of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort
to any form of class action, before a court of competent jurisdiction located in Pune, Maharashtra,
India without regard for rules of conflicts of law. IN ANY SUCH DISPUTE, PARTICIPANT SHALL NOT
BE ENTITLED TO ANY PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES,
INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS' FEES, OR ANY DAMAGES OTHER THAN PARTICIPANT'S
ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES (IF ANY) ASSOCIATED WITH PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST.
YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR INCREASED. The Contest and
teercounter.com website are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied.
The teercounter.com is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused
by website users or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the photo
competition, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions
to the photo competition, including but not limited to any misprints or typographical errors. The
teercounter.com assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect,
delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized
access to, or alteration of, entries. The teercounter.com is not responsible for any problems or technical
malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer equipment, servers, providers, computer on-
line systems, software, or failure of email on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the
Internet or at any website, including injury or damage to participant's or to any other person's computer
related to or resulting from participating or uploading images or information in the photo contest.
If, for any reason, the photo competition is not capable of completion as planned, including but not
limited to, any reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention,
fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of teercounter.com that corrupt or
affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the photo competition,
teercounter.com reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the