Do you enjoy making cool photos? Is this your hobby? Do you want to be rewarded for a photo you have taken? If yes, please, help us to make Voubs a better place and you can win a prize. We are looking for the most suitable images for our general categories. The current contest is especially for the ANIMALS category, which is very important to us. In the future you will be able to participate in video, photo or text contests related to animals here. You can connect, interact and vote for people who work with animals, love animals or share most of their life with animals. Please, upload your best shot for the best cover image of the Animals category. Only high quality images will be accepted. The winner will be paid 200 euro for the photography and his work will be used as a cover photo for the Voubs animals category section. Enjoy and good luck to all of you!
Award: the contest winner will be awarded 200 Euro The participant who has the highest number of points as a sum from the First and Second rounds will get the award. The winner will be announced on 10.03.2015 Photo requirements: Dimensions minimum 370 x 210 pixels and not bigger than 5 MB. Voting rules: First round: In the First round the users of VOUBS will vote. Each participant scores a total result, which is a sum of: a) 1 “share” and/or 1 “like” in Facebook = 1 point; b) 1 “tweet” in Twitter = 1 point; c) 1 “share” in Google+ = 1 point; d) 1 vote by rating from 1 to 10, respectively: score 1=0.1 point; score 10 = 1 point; e) 100 views = 1 point. Second round: For the Second round the first 7 candidates with the highest number of points will qualify. The evaluation in the Second round is made by a jury with members: 1. Desislava Mihailova, 2. Petya Popova, 3. Vasko Vasilev, 4. Stiliyan Penev, 5. Hristo Radichev, 6. Valentina Mincheva. Each member of the jury is entitled to a total of 3 votes with additional points, respectively: 100 points, 50 points and 30 points for his/her favorites. Duration: The timeframe for this contest is from 00:00 h on 16.02.2015 to 23:59 on 09.03.2015.
GENERAL TERMS FOR PARTICIPATION IN CONTEST "BEST PHOTO FOR CATEGORY ANIMALS IN VOUBS" 1. Subject 1.1. These General Terms (hereinafter referred to as the GENERAL TERMS) for participation in the contest "Best photo for category ANIMALS in VOUBS (hereinafter referred to as the Contest) settle the terms and conditions for participation in and conducting a Contest for best photo for category ANIMALS in VOUBS. 1.2. The Contest is conducted in order to create, on request from the Organizer, best photo for category ANIMALS in VOUBS 1.3. The GENERAL TERMS constitute a contract between the Organizer and each Participant who has submitted an application for participation in the Contest in the manner described in below. For the avoidance of any doubt, these GENERAL TERMS are binding for each Participant from the time of the application and entry in the Contest 2. Organizer of the Contest (ORGANIZER) ORGANIZER of the CONTEST is Famozzo Group LLC 3. Period for conducting the Contest (“Contest Period”) The PERIOD for conducting the CONTEST is from 00:00 h on 16.02.2015 to 23:59 on 09.03.2015 4. Participants 4.1. Participants in the Contest may be: All individuals at the age of at least 14 years, who have registration in VOUBS and do not breach any of the conditions indicated in the Declaration of rights and responsibilities of VOUBS. 4.2. Participant in the Contest (“Participant”) is anyone who is eligible under item. 4.1. and has submitted an application for participation in the Contest within the specified in these GENERAL TERMS period. 5. Conducting the Contest The Contest is conducted in two rounds: - First round: In the First round the users of VOUBS vote. Each participant scores a total result, which is a sum of: a) 1 “share” and/or 1 “like” in Facebook = 1 point; b) 1 “tweet” in Twitter = 1 point; c) 1 “share” in Google = 1 point; d) 1 vote by rating from 1 to 10, respectively: score 1=0.1 point; score 10 = 1 point; e) 100 views = 1 point; - Second round: For the Second round qualify the first 7 candidates, who has scored the greatest number of points. The evaluation in the Second round is made by a jury with members: 1. Desislava Mihailova, 2. Petya Popova, 3. Vasko Vasilev, 4. Stiliyan Penev, 5. Hristo Radichev, 6. Valentina Mincheva. Each member of the jury is entitled to a total of 3 votes with additional points, respectively: 100 points, 50 points and 30 points for his/her favorites. Winner will be the candidate-participant who has scored the greatest number of points as a sum from the First and Second rounds. The photo submitted by the winner of the CONTEST will be used as the main photo in category ANIMALS in the site at www.voubs.com All participants in the Contest, who do not win awards, shall preserve the copy rights on their photos. VOUBS shall not resell or cede their copyrights to third parties. 5.1. First round: 5.1.1. The First round of the Contest shall be conducted in the period from 00:00 h on 16.02.2015 to 23:59 on 08.03.2015 5.1.2. Within the First round all Participants shall sent an appropriate for the category ANIMALS photo with dimensions minimum 370 x 210 pixels and not bigger than 5MB; 5.1.3. The participants shall register in the page of the Contest at http://www.voubs.com/contests/show?contest=82 5.1.4. The participants are required to submit their real names and telephone numbers for contact in their VOUBS profile. If a participant has not submitted or refuses to submit his/her name and telephone number for contact, he/she may be disqualified. 5.1.5. With uploading the photos the participants shall submit a header and brief description and add tags. 5.1.6. The results will be visible through the whole period of conducting the Contest in the internet page at http://www.voubs.com/contests/show?contest=82, and the winners will be notified at the e-mail or telephone number they have submitted. 5.2. Second round: „The jury votes” 5.2.1. The Second round of the Contest shall be conducted on 09.03.2015. 5.2.2. Within the Second round a jury of 6 members votes for the first 7 participants, adding to their score respectively 100 points, 50 points and 30 points for the three favorites. 5.3. The winner of the Contest shall be announced on 10.03.2015. 6. Awards 6.1. The Organizer grants: one award of 200 EURO (or its equivalent in the local currency of the participant). 6.2. The awards are non-transferable to third parties. 6.3. The Organizer is not allowed to change the nature and amount of the awards without notifying the Participants. 6.4. The manner of receiving the awards under p. 6.1. will be further agreed between the Organizer and the Participants having won the Contest. 7. Rights and obligations of the Organizer and Participants 7.1. For the purpose of participating in the Contest the Participants shall submit a completely new material – photos, created specifically for the Contest. 7.2. By entering the Contest, the Participants understand and agree that upon receipt of an award their names and photo/s could be used in audio, print and video materials by the Organizer, for which the Organizer does not owe any payment. 7.3. The Participants agree the Organizer or authorized by him persons to communicate with them through phone calls, e-mail and SMS messages during the Contest and for a period of three months thereafter. The access to personal data of the Participants serves to establish contact therewith. 7.4. The Participant is personally liable for the correctness of the data submitted during the Contest. The provided information will be used for the purposes of the Contest and may be disclosed to third parties. 7.5. The Organizer is not liable for PHOTOS which have been lost. 7.6. The Organizer is obliged to inform the three participants who pass into the Second round, by e-mail or through phone call to a telephone number provided by them with sending the PHOTOS regarding their qualification for the Second round. 7.6.1. In case that the Organizer is not able to contact one of the successful Participants from the First round, after not less than three phone calls in three consecutive working days and/or 2 e-mail messages, sent in two consecutive working days, the Organizer is entitled to invite to participate in the Second round the Participant with the next highest score, formed according to item 5.1. of the GENERAL TERMS. 7.7. The Organizer reserves the right to suspend or terminate the Contest or to amend the GENERAL TERMS at any time, for any valid technical or commercial reason. 7.8. The Organizer has the right to disqualify any applicant who does not meet the requirements to the Participants and their PHOTOS and Projects, indicated in these GENERAL TERMS, even in case the application of the Participant has been presented on the VOUBS Contest page. 8. Intellectual Property Rights 8.1. The Participants undertake until the determination of the winner of the Contest not to transfer and make available to third parties copyrights over the PHOTOS, arising under the Law on Copyright and Related Rights. 8.2. By accepting these GENERAL TERMS, each Participant agrees that with him being determined as the winner of the Contest, all copyrights over the PHOTOS, arising under the Law on Copyright and Related Rights, remain a property of the Organizer, 8.3. The Participant reserves the right to change and alter the provided PHOTOS. 8.4. With presenting the PHOTOS , the Participant declares that he is the sole author of the latter and that the PHOTOS his original work. The Participant declares that he is the sole holder of the copyright and that the latter does not include trademarks or other intellectual property rights of a third individual or corporation. 8.5. By applying to participate in the Contest the Participants declare that they have accepted these GENERAL TERMS. 8.6. The participant shall indemnify the Organizer: 8.6.1. At any claims by third parties relating to the rights and use the PHOTOS, provided to the Organizer, under these GENERAL TERMS as well as in case of damages incurred to the Organizer as a result of the acquisition and use of the PHOTOS. 8.6.2. The Participant shall indemnify the Organizer and all third parties for all damages and lost benefits, including paid fines, for all costs and paid legal fees, that have occurred as a result of claims by and/or compensations paid to third parties in connection with his participation in the Contest in violation of the applicable law and these GENERAL TERMS. 9. Limitation of Liability 9.1. By accepting these GENERAL TERMS the Participant declares that his participation in the Contest is entirely at his own risk and responsibility. The Organizer shall not be liable for any damage caused to the Participant in participation in the Contest, unless they are caused intentionally. The Organizer shall not be liable for the type, nature and content of the sent by the Participants in the Contest PHOTOS, information and materials. The Organizer is entitled to remove from participation PHOTOS of a Participant the content of which contradicts a legal act, the morality and/or decency. 9.2. The Organizer shall not be liable for failure to provide participation in the Contest under circumstances beyond his control - cases of force majeure, fortuitous events, problems in the global Internet network and other unforeseeable circumstances beyond the control of the Organizer. 10. Limitations 10.1. The Organizer has the right to immediately and without notice suspend, or limit the participation of a Participant and remove from participation a Participant when the latter acts contrary to law, these GENERAL TERMS, morality and decency. 10.2. In the above cases the Organizer shall not be liable for any damages and lost profits of the Participant or third parties that have occurred as a result from limiting the participation of a Participant in the Contest. 10.3. Where there is enough reason to assume that the act of the Participant could constitute a criminal offense, the Organizer shall refer the matter to the competent state authorities, providing all necessary information and materials that would help identifying the perpetrator and prove the committed crime. 10.4. In the circumstances under the previous article, in case to a Participant a limitation has been imposed – suspension, limitation of the participation or removal of the published PHOTOS, the restriction shall continue to be in effect until clarifying the facts of the case. 11. Supplementary provisions 11.1. Questions regarding the Contest can be addressed to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org 11.2 These GENERAL TERMS are available on the Internet at: http://www.voubs.com/contests/show?contest=82 for the duration of the Contest. 11.3. By participating in this Contest, the Participants are bound by these GENERAL TERMS and undertake to comply with them. 11.4. By participating in the Contest, all Participants agree that the Organizer is entitled to use their materials for his own advertising purposes. Any materials involved in competitions can not be deleted unless the Organizer decides to do so, or unless they are subject to copyright of a third party. 11.5. In order to receive his/her award, the Winner must be verified. This is done by receiving an SMS-CODE and/or by sending a personal identification document. Award can be sent only to the person who is a winner in the Contest. If the person of age is under 18 years, he/she is required to present a parent/guardian to receive the amount of the award. The Winner must indicate a bank account or PayPal account to which the amount of the award to be paid. The amount of the award shall be paid within 14 working days after VOUBS obtains the necessary information about the user. All fees, deductions and taxes that may result from the transfer of the amount shall be borne by the user. - Winners are the only ones entitled to sell the copyrights over their photos and the latter become the property of VOUBS, automatically after the payment of the award amount. By participating in the contest the user guarantees that he/she is aware of the terms and conditions and is not entitled to refuse the award after signing up for the Contest. - Photos which do not fit the theme of the Contest will not be allowed to it. - Photos being disputed over copyright may be disqualified. - Users who rely on fraudulent votes will be disqualified. Fraudulent votes means an organized group of unreal (unverified) users. In case VOUBS suspects fraud participating users may be blocked forever. These GENERAL TERMS shall enter into force on 16.02.2015.