Terms and conditions

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There are no restrictions on the number of images each photographer may enter, but photographers and images must meet the following terms and conditions:

  • The 2019 Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition is only open to residents of New Zealand.

  • Submitted images should not have been previously published (image sharing websites and personal blogs are alright).

  • Only photographers not earning their primary income from photography will be eligible to submit entries.

  • Previous D-Photo competition entries are not eligible.

  • Each image may be entered into one category only.

  • All images must be submitted without watermarks.

  • To enter you must be the photographer of all submitted content and either the legal copyright holder or have permission from the copyright holder.

  • Images that are more than two years old at competition open (16 March 2019) are not eligible.

  • Only photographs taken with a smartphone camera are eligible to enter the Smartphone category. Proof will need to be provided should an entry be shortlisted.

  • The Student category has two subcategories: High School and Tertiary. Photographers entering the High School subcategory must be under 18, and those entering the Tertiary subcategory must be enrolled in a tertiary institution.

  • You fully indemnify D-Photo and its sponsors against any claims arising from third parties in the event that your submitted image infringes intellectual, property, or model rights if published by D-Photo and its sponsors for promotion or acknowledgment of the competition and/or exhibition.

  • D-Photo has the right to disqualify any images from the competition it does not deem appropriate or otherwise fit the eligibility criteria.

  • Entrants retain copyright to their images and agree that material submitted may be used in whole or in part by D-Photo and its sponsors for promotion or acknowledgement of the competition and/or exhibition. Entrants agree to their images being shared via social media and digital channels from the submissions gallery, by D-Photo, competition sponsors, and gallery viewers.

  • Entrants agree submitted material may be cropped slightly if needed for editorial and layout purposes and that such altered images may be credited to them.

  • Entrants agree to receiving regular D-Photo, and associated publications, correspondence in the form of e-newsletters.

  • Winners will be chosen by a panel of industry experts.

  • Non-compliance with the competition criteria will disqualify entries.

  • Award prizes are not transferable and may not be exchanged for cash. Special conditions may apply to non-cash prizes, e.g. they may be subject to availability.

  • It is the category sponsor’s responsibility to provide the prizes to the winners. Sponsors retain the right to switch prizes for an item or items of similar value.

  • Deadline for entries is 11.59pm, Sunday, 23 June 2019. No entries will be accepted after this date.

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