Terms and conditions Picture of the month contest

1. Subject-matter

These Terms and Conditions of Participation are applicable for all participants of the OLYMPUS Picture of the Month Photo Competition (hereinafter: “COMPETITION”).

The COMPETITIONS are held online through the MyOLYMPUS website and services.

As a general rule COMPETITIONS are scheduled to take place monthly and constitute an additional service in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the MyOLYMPUS website and services.

The COMPETITIONS are organised by OLYMPUS Europa SE & Co. KG (hereinafter: “OLYMPUS”), Amsinckstrasse 63, 20097 Hamburg, Germany, registration office Hamburg: HRA 116518. 

2. Participation

Participation in the COMPETITIONS is open only to legal residents living within the business area of OLYMPUS Europa SE & Co. KG as stipulated on the website www.olympus-europa.com.

All participants must be at least 18 years old.

In order to enter MyOLYMPUS COMPETITIONS, participants must upload their photos to the MyOLYMPUS website gallery and comply with the Terms and Conditions of MyOLYMPUS.

The email address submitted with the registration will be used by OLYMPUS for all communication in connection with this COMPETITION.

For information about Data Privacy and Protection, see clause 7.

Photos can only be taken with Olympus cameras.

In order to verify that requirement, the full exif data has to be available to OLYMPUS.

Photos that are taken with cameras other than OLYMPUS cameras can be deleted by OLYMPUS without prior notice to the uploader.

Each participant can enter no more than one photo in the COMPETITION.

It must be taken by the participant and comply with the respective theme of the monthly COMPETITION.

The photo must be submitted in digital jpeg and cannot exceed 5 MB.

A photo can be used for a single COMPETITION only.

In case of any doubt that the photo was taken by the participant, OLYMPUS is entitled to delete the photo and disqualify the uploader from the relevant COMPETITION.

Photos can be digitally retouched if the essence of the image is not altered by the process.

OLYMPUS reserves the final decision as to whether or not the essence of the image was altered.

Photos with watermarks or other impress content (date, time, etc.) will not be considered for the COMPETITION.

Photos that infringe the Terms and Conditions of the MyOLYMPUS website and services can be deleted by OLYMPUS without further notice.

OLYMPUS reserves the right to exclude uploaders/users at its sole discretion should they act contrary to the Conditions of Participation or the legitimate interests of OLYMPUS.

The COMPETITION is open neither to legal representatives and employees of OLYMPUS nor to any person involved in the development or implementation of the COMPETITION or their relatives.

3. Voting

All MyOLYMPUS users can vote on the submitted photos.

From the photos with the most votes a jury will pick the winning photo based primarily on criteria including the technique of the shot, creativity, degree of performance in regard to the monthly theme, etc.

The jury is selected by OLYMPUS.

4. Announcement of the winners

The winners and their winning images will be announced on the MyOLYMPUS website and can be mentioned in newsletters sent to community members on a regular basis as well as OLYMPUS’ Social Media channels at any time. For more information see our Terms of Use

5. Participation process & prizes

The COMPETITION starts on the first day of the month at 0.00 a.m. CET and finishes on the last day of that month at 11:59 p.m. CET.

All duly submitted photos will participate in the COMPETITION with the chance to win a EUR 500 voucher (valid for 12 months) for cameras, accessories and lenses in the OLYMPUS web shop (the “PRIZE”). The voucher is not redeemable for cash.

The winners will be chosen after the closing date and notified via email.

The PRIZE, in the form of a voucher code, will be sent to that same email address.

The winners explicitly consent to our establishing contact with them via email for the purpose of the COMPETITION.

The entitlement to the PRIZE cannot be assigned to others.

OLYMPUS in its sole discretion reserves the right to abandon or terminate the COMPETITION at any time without prior notice and without stating reasons, especially in the event that the orderly execution of the COMPETITION can no longer be guaranteed due to technical reasons (e.g. viruses, manipulation, software defects and/or hardware defects) or due to legal reasons.

6. Indemnity

The participant hereby exempts OLYMPUS from all claims made by third parties resulting from the violation of their rights caused by the submission of the photos by the participant.

7. Data privacy

For the collection, use and processing of participants' personal data, OLYMPUS shall comply with the applicable laws on data privacy protection and the OLYMPUS Privacy Notice which is available on https://www.olympus.co.uk/privacy Participants are entitled to revoke their consent to data storage and use at any time and thereby withdraw from the COMPETITION.

8. Miscellaneous

Recourse to the courts is not permitted.

The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply.

UN international trade law shall not apply. 

If individual provisions of these Terms and Conditions of Participation are or become invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the remaining provisions.

These Terms and Conditions of Participation can be altered by OLYMPUS at any time and without further notification.