Rules 2022 (ARCHIVED)



Updated 10 December 2022:
Maximum photos per month: 15. (before was 25)
Maximum photos per round: 15. (before was 25)

RULES 2022

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OFFICIAL RULES Luca Memorial Photo Contest 2022 Worldwide edition

Last updated: 15 Feb 2022 Rev. 0.0.1.a

The Contest hosted by Luca Memorial (the “Host”) is
in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook,
Instagram, Twitter, Google, Linkedin or Pinterest. NO PURCHASE OF LUCA MEMORIAL


1. Validity of these

2. Eligibility

3. Agreement to Rules

4. Contest Duration
and Rounds

5. Categories and
Category Requirements

6. How to participate

7. Jury and Judging

8. Winner Selection
and Notification

8.a. Standard Round

8.b. Yearly Final
Round (FINALE)

9. Prizes

9.a. Standard Rounds

9.b. Yearly Final
Round (FINALE)

10. Odds

11. Rights Granted by

12. Further Privacy
and Copyright

13. Terms &

14. Limitation of

15. Sales

16. Disputes

17. Privacy Policy

18. Winners List

19. Host contact info




1. Validity
of these rules:

rules are applicable to the Luca Memorial Photo Contest 2022 Worldwide edition
(the “Contest”): standard rounds every 4 months and yearly final round
2022. Rules can be reviewed and changed without limitations before any round
start as well as before the final round start.

below rules prevail above any discrepancy with any other guideline or
explanation reported elsewhere in,
, Facebook/Instagram
post and ads, or any other web or social network managed by Host. Any
other source of information not directly managed by Host, including Facebook
shares, must be considered null by all participants.

possible discrepancy, ambiguity or misunderstanding in these rules can only be
resolved by the Host, who will update these rules accordingly to correct
and extend them accordingly to the needs to avoid such issues in future.


2. Eligibility:

The Luca Memorial Photo Contest Worldwide edition (the “Contest”)
is open only to those who sign up at and who are 21
years of age or older as of the date of entry. Where minimum legal age is
higher, participant must comply with local laws minimum age requirements. The Contest
is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Host, its affiliates,
subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively
the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same
household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Contest.
The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws
and regulations. Void where prohibited.

The Contest categories explicitly include and accept:

1.       CANYONS: Icy, wet and
dry canyons.

2.       CAVES: Rock,
ice/glacier, and underwater natural/coral caves or man-made abandoned
underground structures
and mines, as well as urban caving.



during the year
(standard) of a cash prize/award  is ineligible
to win again a round during the same year. HOWEVER:

· he/she can still present entries
during the year and opt to access the FINAL ROUND, if his entries classify as

The WINNER of a
previous FINAL ROUND
(#1 PHOTO, #1 AMATEUR PHOTO) is ineligible to win
again another final round in the following TWO years. HOWEVER, he
can still present entries during the year and opt to win any STANDARD ROUND.

must go to a participant that has not had any win yet during the last TWO
. Therefore, are ineligible to win previous cash/product winners:
any ROUND winners and any previous RANDOM/RAFFLE winners. Are excluded from
this rule product winners of products whose retail price is less than 75$.


3. Agreement
to Rules:

participating, the Participant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally
bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the
eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions
of Host as final and binding as it relates to the content of
this Contest.

4. Contest
Duration and Rounds:

contest has an annual duration, all indicated times are Central European Time


January – April 2022:

  Starts at 00:00
st January 2022.

  End at 23:59 30
April 2022.

May – August 2022:

  Starts at 00:00
st May 2022.

  End at 23:59 31
August 2022.

September – December 2022:

  Starts at 00:00
st September 2022.

  End at 23:59 31
December 2022.



details and Announcement date to be announced before 15
st January 2023 by Luca Memorial
web, newsletter and Facebook/Instagram post (@lucamemorial.contest).

time is CET Central European Time, unless stated otherwise.



Host might at its sole
discretion award Photos of other contests organized or not by Host a
“GOLDEN PASS” that would benefit the photo to directly participate in the
annual FINAL ROUND of the Contest, if host considers it justified to do

Host might concede GOLDEN
PASS as well as to photos that did not qualified as finalists, to replace
disqualified photos or for any other justified reason.

Host will use this right
with parsimony and attempting to minimize it to only if strictly necessary and
never exceeding 15 GOLDEN PASSES/year (except when substituting disqualified
finalist photos that might have generated an imbalance or vacancy).


Categories and Category requirements:

will be accepted in TWO categories:

1.Caving (Photos)

2. Canyoning (Photos)


Photos submitted (the
) in the categories must have been taken while the below sports are
being practiced, in any circumstance or situation, but not necessarily by the

· Caving: Rock, ice/glacier, and
underwater natural/coral caves or man-made abandoned underground structures and
mines, as well as urban caving.

· Canyoning: Icy, wet and dry


Entries must have been taken
during the current year (2022). NOTE: Photos taken after 25th December 12:00am CET of previous year, are considered
valid when submitted in the following year contest

·     MAXIMUM PER MONTH: 15 photos
can be submitted maximum per month, If more are submitted, Host can
at its sole discretion criteria, accept all of them, make a selection, or fully
disqualify the contestant.

·     MAXIMUM PER ROUND: 15 photos  per
participant can be submitted to the contest during a round. If more are submitted,
Host can at its sole discretion criteria, accept all of them, make a selection,
or fully disqualify the contestant.


Host reserves the
right to reject any submitted Entries that might not suit these
subjective considerations, at the sole discretion of Host.

Rejection of specific Entries
that Host considers to not fulfil the criteria for admission can take place at
any time, even after initial acceptation and publication in the Gallery, up to
24h before the round established closure deadline.

The Entries
will enter the contest at the date of submission, unless explicitly indicated
by Host:

For example:

  a photo is
taken during an outing in January 2022

  that photo is
submitted to the Contest in July 2022

  THEN the photo
will compete in the May-August round of the Contest


§ QUORUM requirements:

During any ROUND, a
category will be declared void if the minimum quorum is note reached.

  · Caving (Photos): MINIMUM 120
, MINIMUM 30 participants

  · Canyoning (Photos): MINIMUM
120 photos, MINIMUM 30 participants


If minimum quorum is
not reached in a given category, Host can at its sole discretion
criteria REVOKE the contest in that category OR EXTEND the contest in that
category till next round deadline, OR MAINTEIN the contest in that category.
When a minimum quorum is REVOKED or EXTENDED, neither PHOTO nor PHOTOGRAPHER
winner will be chosen or awarded in that category during the current round.

§ QUALITY requirements:

During any ROUND, a
category can be declared void and the contest in that category will be revoked
due to lack of quality WHEN no valid Entries complying with the category
requirements have been selected as possible winner by more than 1/3 of the Jury
members. In this case Host might, at its sole discretion, decide whether to
declare the category deserted or not.

Host might also, at
its sole discretion, declare a category deserted due to insufficient quality of
submitted Entries, if Host finds justified reasons for it, and more that
50% of the Jury members approves the decision.

In the case a category
is declared DESERTED, neither PHOTO nor PHOTOGRAPHER will be chosen or awarded
in that category. Host will erase all submitted entries and stop using any
submitted content in future.



Host might, at its sole
discretion add or change categories, add or change the accepted sports in a
category, or accept as exception the participation of submitted Entries
that do not strictly comply with the category requirements, if Host believes
that doing this is justified for whatever reason by the circumstances.

Host will limit as
much as possible the changes and additions during a standard round when already
started, but Host has complete freedom to introduce changes in the rules at any

Host can at its sole
discretion provide “GOLDEN PASSES” to any photo never submitted before to
participate in the final round, for whatever reason, up to 24h before the
starting date of the final round.

Host can at its sole
discretion dismiss and invalidate any photo accepted to participate in a
standard or final round, if Host believes that doing this is justified at its
sole discretion (cheating, false or misleading information, rules objection,
complaints, not worthiness, mistakes, etc.), up to 24h before the round
established closure deadline.

Invalidated photos
will be deleted from gallery and archive whenever possible, but they will not
be erased from already published Instagram posts when doing so would require
the deletion of the full post, or when the entry is embedded in an Instagram or
Facebook post that would also require its full deletion.


6. How
to participate

6.a.   In the Luca
Memorial Photo Contest Rounds and FINALE:

Contest is open to receive
photos  (the “Entries”) submitted by photographers according to its

§  Entries must have been made
during an excursion while practicing the sports included in ‘5.
Categories and Category requirements’, by an active participant, a spectator,
or a drone.

§ The Contest must be
entered by submitting an entry using the online form/s provided at and indicated
categories. The Entries must fulfil all Contest requirements, as specified,
to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not
adhere to the rules or specifications may be rejected at the sole discretion
of Host. Entries entered in the wrong category by mistake or
considered to be in the wrong category at Host discretion, might be relocated
by Host.

§  The Entries theme is open.
Any type of photography is permitted: B & W, vertical / horizontal, selfie,
group, technique, landscape, allegorical, etc. Preferably it is invited to
immortalize the natural beauty of the host region, the sports’ adventure,
friendship, and shared joy: all principles and values that defined Luca

§  Entries must NOT have been
digitally or otherwise notably modified to change the original impression. Only
some adjustment in brightness, contrast and colour saturation are allowed. In
dark environments, a postprocessing digital enhancement is allowed to eliminate
noise, dust and other defects, if the overall appearance of the Entries
is maintained.

§  HDR is allowed. Multiple
expositions Entries and panoramic photo with stitching and stacking are
also accepted but only when taken consecutively at the same location.

§  For each entry, You must fill up
and comply with what is being requested in the entry form at

§  You may not enter more times than
indicated by using multiple email addresses, social networks accounts, identities,
or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods
or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, Your whole submissions may be
removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Host as well as
ban the participation of the person suspected of cheating for life, in past and
future contests.

§  Entries must be submitted
according to the deadlines. Host reserves the right to extend these
deadlines at its own criteria.

§  Members of the Jury and
those who actively organize this Contest cannot participate in the Contest
as Photographers in the same round that is being judged. Judges can however participate
as photographers in rounds that will not be judged by them. Photographers that
do not have any of their photos competing in a round, can act as judges of that

§  No responsibility can be accepted
for entries not received for whatever reason.

§  All persons appearing in
photographs must be at least the age of majority as of the date of the
photograph.  If the subject of an image  is a minor (under the age of
18), the creator must possess a written consent from parents or legal guardian
of the minor according to local law.

§  Images that have been previously
published or submitted to other contests, may be submitted to this contest, but
the participant is required to inform Host about it by the contact email
indicated on or

§  Host may disqualify any entry that
contains references which are (or promote activities that are) obscene, crude,
vulgar, or derogatory of any group, or references to illegal or inappropriate
activity, behaviour or conduct, or any other references that could be
considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, as determined by Host,
in its sole discretion.

§  Each participating
Photographer  represents and warrants that: (A) it owns or has the
necessary licenses, rights, consents and permissions: (1) to use all material
and content submitted in its entry (the “Content”), and (2) to grant to Host,
and hereby grants to the Host, the perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive,
royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable right to use, reproduce,
distribute and otherwise display the Content in any format; and (B) to its
knowledge, the participant Photographer declares its Content does not violate
any law or the privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights of any other
person. The above license is irrevocable.

§  Each participating Photographer
represents and warrants that all information contained in its entry form is/are
true and accurate. Each participating Photographer grants Host the right
to use its name and any information in the registration and entry form, in the
Gallery as well as written and oral statements for advertising and marketing
purposes, without compensation, unless otherwise prohibited by law.

§  Participating Photographers agree
to be bound by these Official Rules and all decisions of the Host, whose
decisions will be final and

6.b.   In random draws
and another raffles/contest organized by Luca Memorial, in parallel or as stand-alone:

§  The rules explicitly expressed
for each random draw, raffle or parallel/stand-alone contest will be provided separately
and independently.  


7. Jury
and Judging Process:


A jury
of minimum 3 person will be designated as Jury.

members can be photographers, canyoneers, cavers or nature and photo
enthusiasts, and they will evaluate the submitted photos according to a mix of
their own personal criteria about beauty, technicality, creativity, impact, and

selection of the Jury is made by Host at its sole discretion.

The #1
Entry in each category will be nominated #1 Photo Round Winner of the category.

The #1
Entry made by a NON-professional (AMATEUR) author in each category will be
declared #1 Amateur Photo.

participants are defined accordingly to what is reported at any moment at
Classification is made according to the moment of presenting the picture to the
contest. Unless revoked by Host, the classification is kept till year

reserves the right to reconfirm, check and modify the classification as NON-AMATEUR
at any time, at tits sole discretion. Host will specifically consider NON-AMATEURs

any photographer
found to have publicly offer his photos to be bought in the past, disregarding
if an effective sell was made or not.

photographer that is a photo professional (wedding photographer etc)

photographer selling photo books (main focus on the photos, not in other
contents like location, story…)


Jury will be composed by a minimum of 20% and a maximum of 30% from past
edition winners or past rounds winning photographers not competing in the final
round. The selection of the Jury is made complying the previous rule by Host
at its sole discretion, however a random and rotary turn principle will be
applied whenever possible.

process will be same as in standard rounds. Photos will participate in FINAL
ROUND competing altogether, indistinctly from category.

winner photo will be nominated #1PHOTO OF THE YEAR.


Winner Selection and Notification:

will be announced within maximum 20 days after the end of each deadline.

all winners are confirmed, Host will make the winner announcement on websites,
newsletter and Facebook/Instagram account.


8.a.1. Winning Photographer

Winner will be
selected by Jury selection under the supervision of Host.

Judging process

  · 1 Winning PHOTO per category

  · 1 Winning AMATEUR PHOTO per photo

  · Ranking of Top 15 photos
per category.

Winning Photographer will
be notified within five (5) days following Winner selection.  Host is
entitled to request all necessary information to control authenticity of
participant and the applied bonuses, if any. Host shall have no
liability for Winner’s failure to receive or reply notices, nor to provide the
needed information.

Winning photographer
will be required the Photo in high resolution, Winning PHOTOGRAPHER biography
and winning photo circumstances.

Winners are required
to make a public post about their winning on their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
and other social networks prior to receive any payment. Host will propose image
and text.

Once all verifications
have been completed, Winner is confirmed as valid and Host will send an
award notification per email and wait for instruction of the winner where to
transfer the prize. If in 3 days after any notification was sent, the
Winner fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release
as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected or
declared deserted, at discretion of Host.

Host reserves the
right to change the above-mentioned process, at its sole discretion and for
whatever reason, if Host believes it is  justified to do so.

other parallel contest to the STANDARD ROUNDS (raffles, VOTING contests,
etc)  will be announced and rules set up and published separately.



Top 15
photos in each category of STANDARD ROUNDS will enter the YEARLY FINAL ROUND.
Host can extend or reduce this size at its sole discretion and for whatever
reason, if Host believes it is justified to do so.

can grant “GOLDEN PASSES” to enter directly the final round to any photo not
submitted, or submitted in other contests organized or not by Host during the
current year, if Host believes it is justified to do so for whatever reason.

If any
finalist photo is disqualified or renounces to participate in final round, Host
can grant “GOLDEN PASSES” to enter directly the final round to any photo that
scored #16, #17,… during any Round Judging process to occupy the competing
place. The ranking sequential order will be strictly followed during the

other parallel contest to the FINALE (VOTING contest, BRAND AWRDS,
etc)  will be announced and rules set up and published separately.

#1 Photo of the Year will be selected by Jury selection under the
supervision of Host among all finalists’ photos, without distinction of
category and round.

PHOTO will be nominated #1 PHOTO OF THE YEAR.



by Winners of the prize offered in this Contest is conditioned upon
compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY

Host may require the prize
winner to execute an affidavit of eligibility, publicity release (except where
prohibited), liability waiver and/or IRS Form W-9 (if required by IRS
regulations) prior to the delivery of any prize (collectively, an “Affidavit”).

Host ‘s decision as to
those able to take part and selection of winners is final and

correspondence relating to the Contest will be entered into.




For the Winning #1
PHOTO in each category: 500 USD per photographer. Winners will be required to
make a public post about their winning on their Facebook & Instagram prior
to receive the payment. Host will propose image and text.

For the Winning #1
AMATEUR PHOTO in each category: 300 USD per photographer. THIS PRIZE IS NOT
ACCUMUATIVE: if the #1 PHOTO is made by an AMATEUR, it will be assigned to next
ranked amateur photo as #2  AMATEUR. Winners will be required to make a
public post about their winning on their Facebook & Instagram prior to
receive the payment. Host will propose image and text.



For the Winning #1
PHOTOGRAPHER of the photo of the year: $3000 USD.
Winners are required to make a
public post about their winning on their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other
social networks prior to receive any payment. Host will propose image and text.


NOTE “Prizes are not accumulative”:
for any winner already receiving for any reason any sponsorship, prize or
compensation during the year by Luca Memorial, the already received
sponsorship, prize, or compensation will be deducted from the new prize, and
only the additional part (if any) will be awarded to the winner. Prizes are not
accumulative, if the same person wins more than one prize, only the maximum
prize will be awarded.


Host is not responsible for
details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this

Host can amend, modify or
cancel any of the above prizes or any of the here described rules at any moment
prior to the starting date of a Standard Round as well as the Final Round, for
whatever reason and at its sole discretion. Once a Round has started the prize
changes will not be effective on the ongoing round but will be effective on all
rounds still pending to start.


Winner(s) of the Contest (the “Winner”) will receive the
above-mentioned prizes. No prize substitution shall be permitted except
at Host discretion. The prize is non-transferable. Any and all
prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal,
state, and/or local taxes (if any), shall be the sole responsibility of Winner.
No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request
for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes
permission for Host to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry
for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless
prohibited by law.


odds of winning as a Photographer depend on the number of eligible entries
received, the quality of the photo, and the discretional taste of the Jury

odds of winning as a Voter/Liker depend on the number of votes casted and the
discretional taste of the voter to pick the photo that will end up being
awarded by the Jury, and the luck of being selected randomly among all other

Rights Granted by You:

NOTE: Our contest is an
International Worldwide Contest, so we need to have our rights protected in
front of a worldwide legal environment.
Any non-professional photographer
will have no issue in the below “rights granted by you”. IF for any
professional compromise you cannot accept the rules below for some of your
photos, contact us at
BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR PHOTOS. We will do our best to consider your special
situation, and if we found it justified, we would eventually execute in your
favour a limited partial release of the rights granted by you. 

Host acknowledges that You
retain full ownership of the copyright in each Entry.
By submitting Content
(e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that Host,
anyone acting on behalf of Host, and Host’s licensees,
successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print,
publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter
developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, Your
entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Contest,
and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade,
advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes, without any further
compensation, notice, review, or
consent. Non-winning entries may be used as above for
a period not to exceed 3 years from the end of the annual Contest.

By entering this
content, You represent and warrant that Your entry is an original work of
authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual
property rights. If Your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right
of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Host. If
the content of Your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any
proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall,
at Your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall
indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Host from and against any suit,
proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense,
which Host may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of
such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

also “chapter 12. Further Privacy and Copyright”)


12. Further Privacy and

Host acknowledges that You
retain full ownership of the copyright in each Entry.
All images submitted
for consideration remain the sole property of the photographer. Entrants retain
copyright over each of their images.

winning images will be transferred free of charge to the Host in high
resolution for use, as detailed below.

images submitted in the Contest can be freely used by the Host
for online or paper publications with a label indicating the author, according
to what stated below. Entrants grant Host and its affiliates,
subsidiaries and partners the sublicensable, non-exclusive, worldwide and
perpetual right to use and exploit the submitted images without compensation in
the context of sales, promotions, marketing, advertising, events and
exhibitions of all kind. This includes the perpetual and worldwide use of the
submitted images in any media, in particular any print-media (e.g. magazines,
newspapers, books) and electronic/digital offline and online media (e.g. Host
or associated websites and its affiliates, or social internet platforms and
third-party networks and websites). Non-winning entries may be used as above
for a period not to exceed 3 years from the end of the annual Contest.
Credits will be given according to the customary practice in the media
business. Whenever credit directly on photo will be aesthetically not viable or
appropriate, credits in accompanying text will be used.

photo is reproduced or used multiple time in the same unity (web site, social
post, magazine, book) Host is explicitly authorized by photographer to credit
only once his copyright. In particular circumstances Host can void totally the
credit of the photo (banners, buttons, thumbnails, …), as long as it is made
visible or available a link to a unity where the photo is duly credited (article,
web site, post, video, …)

Each Participant
is responsible for material submitted by him in the Contest.

organizers of the Contest disclaim any responsibility towards
competitors, third parties and any subject represented in photographs sent to the

competitor must be the sole author of the photographs, and images submitted
must be original owned and not of a third party.

who can demonstrate to have been transferred the rights and benefits of the
photos from the original author (email, call, public post) will be valid. Both
authors will be cited with the photo: active rights holder and original author.


Terms & Conditions:

Host 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 the link

Host also reserves the right
to cancel the Contest if circumstances arise outside of its control.

Host reserves the right,
in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest
should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause
beyond Host’s control corrupt or affect the administration,
security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Contest. In such
case, Host may select the Winner from all eligible entries
received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by HostHost reserves
the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or
attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest
or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Host has
the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Contest,
to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries
from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same
computer in excess of those allowed by Contest rules; or the use of
bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an
entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate
operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws.
Should such attempt be made, Host reserves the right to seek
damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

The Host
reserve the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend any part or all of
the Contest if the Contest cannot operate as planned due to
causes beyond the control of Host that corrupt or affect the
administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest.

Limitation of Liability:

entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Host and its
subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners,
representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and
directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim,
or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or
not, from: (a) such entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or
his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion
thereof; (b) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the
malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other
mechanical equipment; (c) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any
transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (d) unauthorized human
intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (e) electronic
or human error in the administration of the Contest or the processing of
entries; (f) risky, hazardous or negligent behaviour of anyone taking the photo
or assisting for it.

Host is not responsible
for any printing errors in any materials made available to participants. Host
shall not be responsible for lost, late, misidentified, misdirected or
incomplete entries or telecommunication or computer hardware or software
performance, errors, delays or failures. If, for any reason, the fairness or
integrity of the Contest becomes compromised, or Host’s
administration or fulfilment of the Contest becomes impracticable, Host
reserves the right to terminate or modify the Contest, and to disqualify
any individual who tampers with the administration of the Contest.


In the
event a physical media (e.g. book with semi-finalist images or digital edition
thereof, as well as permanent or itinerant exhibition ) is produced by Host,
all profits generated resulting from the sale of such media  will remain
within Host.

Being Host
a non-profit entity, profits (if any) will be used exclusively for new Contests:
prizes, promotion and advertising.


THIS Contest
participating in this Contest, Participant agrees that any and
all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action
arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved
individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before
the Court in Lugano. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances
shall Participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives
all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including
indirect and attorney’s fees, other than Participant’s actual
out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Contest).
Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied,
increased, punitive, incidental or consequential.

If disputes
shall be finally settled under the Rules of Arbitration of the International
Chamber of Commerce by one arbitrator appointed in accordance with said rules.
The place of the arbitration shall be Geneva, Switzerland.

Privacy Policy:

acknowledges that his/her personal data submitted or entered will be registered
in electronic form by methods of automated data processing by Host to
process the data as described in the privacy policy.

submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Host website.
To read the Privacy Policy:

Winners List:

winners list will be published at and/or
within 20 days after the deadline of the Contest.

To obtain
the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail Your request along
with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Host. Requests must be
received no later than 45 days after the Contest deadline.

Host contact info:

The Host
of the Contest is Associazione Luca Chiarabini Memorial, Via Nassa
15, 6900, Lugano.


If any term or
provision set forth herein is invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any
jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect
any other term or provision set forth herein or invalidate or render
unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction.

By clicking  the
[ENTER], [SUBMIT],[VOTE],[LIKE][CONTINUE] buttons or any similar or equivalent
button, or by entering into the Contest by any other mean, will be
deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions. You, the “Participant
participating in this contest, have affirmatively reviewed, agreed and
accepted, all above Official Rules.

The Host
reserves the right to review and revise these Rules from time to time. You
should therefore from time to time review the current Rules because they are
binding on You. In case You object to the changes we may need to exclude Your
respective submissions and entries from the Contest. Participants in already
started contests might in some occasions be specifically notified of changes by
Host, at Host discretion. You will be deemed to have accepted any such
changes if we do not receive any objection in the two weeks subsequently to
have sent the notification.