City Surfest Photo Competition 2019

Terms and conditions

  1. By submitting your entry you are agreeing to the terms and conditions outlined in this document.
  2. Photographs submitted for judging must have been taken at Surfest 2019.
  3. Photographs will be judged based on their artistic and aesthetic merits, and the event location.
  4. The winning photograph will win a unique Newcastle surfboard. The two runner-up photographs will win a Surfest T-shirt. The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.      
  5. To enter: Snap a pic at Surfest, Upload it to Facebook or Instagram, Tag
  6.  The competition opens at 8am Monday 11 March 2019 and closes at Midnight on Sunday 17th March 2019. Only entries completed via the official City of Newcastle  Facebook or Instagram account will be accepted
  7. Entrants warrant that photographs submitted by them for judging in the competition have been taken by them and that they hold all and intellectual property in the image. Entrants must only enter in their own name. Non-compliance with the competition terms and conditions may lead to disqualification from the competition. Any entries that contain content that the Council, in its sole discretion, considers to be illegal, contrary to any laws, indecent, obscene, threatening, discriminatory, harassing, in breach of any confidence, defamatory, libellous, offensive or objectionable will not be considered eligible to enter the competition. 
  8. Current employees of City of Newcastle (Council) and their families are not eligible to enter.
  9. The City of Newcastle accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected entries. Incomplete, ineligible or incomprehensible entries will be deemed invalid. All entries must be posted online in the manner required and received by City of Newcastle by 11pm on Sunday 17th March 2019. Internet entries will be deemed to be accepted at the time of successful online posting and not at the time of transmission.
  10. Photographs will be judged and prizes awarded by officers from City of Newcastle’s  Major Events and Corporate Affairs unit. This panel will decide overall annual winner. All judges' decisions are final.
  11. Entrants agree that photographs submitted to the competition become the intellectual property of City of Newcastle and can be reproduced and published in City of Newcastle publications, social media and any other form of internal or external media platform at city of Newcastle’s absolute discretion. This also applies to the illustrations based upon the winning photograph and photographs that are submitted to the competition but that are not chosen as a winning photo.
  12. The City of Newcastle is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone or network or lines, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, technical problems or traffic congestion on a mobile network, or any combination thereof, or any other technical failures including any damage to entrant's or any other person's mobile handset or computer related to, or resulting from, participation in this promotion or the downloading of any materials related to this promotion. 
  13. If for any reason this promotion is not capable of running as planned because of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, technical failures or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of City of Newcastle  which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this competition, City of Newcastle  reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the promotion, subject to any applicable legislation.
  14. Entrants consent to submitted photographs being reproduced and published by City of Newcastle without any credit to the photographer. Entrants consent to City of Newcastle publishing their name and any other information provided as part of their submission on social media and any other form of internal or external media platform at City of Newcastle’s absolute discretion.