High-speed photo competition Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions ("Terms") apply to the High-speed competition 2015 (“Competition”) as described below.

These Terms shall apply between Canon Europa N.V. (registered in Amsterdam under registration number 33166721 having a place of business at Bovenkerkerweg 59, 1185 XB Amstelveen, The Netherlands, and other Canon group companies “Canon”) and You, the entrant of the Competition (“You”).

By submitting Your image(s) to participate in this Competition, You agree that You have read, understood and accepted these Terms.


1.1 This Competition is open to all residents of United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, The Netherlands (“Territories”) aged 18 years or over (or with the permission of an adult to enter). Employees of Canon and their immediate families, the agencies or anyone professionally connected with this Competition, as well as Canon Masters, Canon Ambassadors and Canon Explorers are not eligible to participate.

1.2 The Competition theme is High-Speed image (the “Theme”) and the “Uploading Period” is Opening Date 09:00 (CEST) on 1 December 2015 to Closing Date Noon (CEST) on 31 December 2015.

1.3 To enter the Competition you must upload one (1) image relating to the Theme (High-speed Images) to the Canon Gallery and provide a short description of your entry including the story behind it. All entries must be uploaded within the Uploading Period; uploads outside of the Upload Period will not be accepted for entry to the Competition but may still be displayed on the Canon Gallery, Canon Showcase and on Canon’s Social Media platforms.

1.4 All images uploaded in connection with this Competition will be accessible for other entrants to view and all valid entries will be displayed on the Canon Gallery. By uploading Your image and entering the Competition, You explicitly agree to such use.

1.5 Canon cannot be held responsible for any entries not received due to technical problems.

1.6 Canon reserves the right to disqualify any individual which, at its sole discretion, it believes has tampered with the entry process or who has breached any terms of this Competition.


2.1 Twenty (20) images will be shortlisted (“Shortlist Winners”) from all European entries. From the Shortlist Winners, one (1) image will be selected as the overall Grand Prize Winner. Judging will be based on technique, creativity and original and interesting interpretation of the Theme “High-speed” at the absolute discretion of the judges (Canon professionals). Representatives of Canon will Shortlist Winners. Grand-Prize winning entry will be decided by a Canon Ambassador Richard Walch. All decisions about winning entries is final and no discussion will be entered into by the Canon Ambassador or Canon.

2.2 Shortlist-Winners of the December’s competition will be chosen between the Closing Date and 1700 CET on 14 January 2016 and Grand Prize Winner will be chosen by 2359 CET on 21 January 2016.

2.3 Canon will contact the Grand Prize Winner within 48 hours of the close of judging. Only those entrants that can verify their entries comply with these Terms will be able to win any prize.

2.4 Winners will be notified via email. Winners have fourteen (14) days within which to respond to notification of winning in order to verify their entry and confirm acceptance of the prize offered. If no response is received in this time, Canon may withdraw the offer and reallocate the prize in its sole discretion.

2.5 Grand-Prize Winner competition will be announced on 9 February 2016 on the Canon Gallery and via Canon’s Social Media platforms in all Territories during the month of February.


3.1 The Grand-Prize Winner will be entitled to receive the following Canon products and following prizes from G Adventures and Sofar Sounds.


3.2.1. Winner is entitled to two places on guaranteed departures on a G Adventures YOLO trip booked and departing before 31 July 2016 AT 00:00 EST, provided that a minimum of four paying passengers are confirmed on such departure.


3.2.3. Winner must be 18 years of age or older in order to claim the prize. In the event of a winner being outside the age bracket of 18-39 years old, an alternative prize holiday to a similar value will be offered of G Adventures choice.

3.2.4. All guests travelling on this prize tour must travel on the same departure.

3.2.5. Prize applies to the listed itinerary only and excludes optional or additional services such as any airfare not expressly included in the itinerary, transfers, pre- or post-tour accommodation, “My Own Room” or “My Own Tent,” insurance, amendments, and all incidentals, meals, gratuities, taxes, fees, levies, and transportation not expressly included in the itinerary. The prize does not include domestic or international airfare nor any associated fees or levies.

3.2.6. This prize includes international flights up to the value of £300 pp including all taxes and fees levied by the airline on the ticket on the route and carrier selected by G Adventures.

3.2.7. Prize: is subject to availability, is valid on new bookings only, may not be combined with any other offer or discount, has no cash value, is not transferrable, is not eligible for “Lifetime Deposit” nor “Guaranteed Departure,” cannot be exchanged by the Winner.

3.2.8. Canon will provide G Adventures with the details of the winner. The prize winner will be contacted by a member of the G Adventures team who will book the passengers on to an available departure on the tour of their choice within the prize terms, before end July 2016. G Adventures must agree to the chosen departure dates and G Adventures may substitute the prize for a prize of comparable value in its sole discretion.

3.2.9. Passport, visa, and vaccination procurement and costs are the sole responsibility of the winner and his/her guests. Prize is subject to the Winner agreeing to G Adventures booking terms and conditions, found here: gadventures.com/terms-conditions/. Please note that mandatory medical insurance, at the cost of the Winner, is required for participation.


3.3.1. Tickets must be redeemed within 6 months of competition close date.

3.3.2. Tickets cannot be split and must be collectively redeemed all against once single event.

3.3.3. Tickets can be redeemed for events in the UK, France, Germany, Spain and The Netherlands. For a full list of cities in the countries, please visit: sofarsounds.com/cities .


The winner of the competition will be entitled to receive the following Canon products:

  • Digital camera Canon EOS 750D (W) with the lens kit (18-55 S)
  • Connect Station CS100
  • Printer PIXMA MG3650

3.5 Canon will endeavour to deliver applicable prizes to verified winner within 30 days of their acceptance of the prize. Any prize not accepted, returned to sender or undeliverable due to inaccurate details, will be deemed unwanted and the prize will be revoked.

3.6 All Winners must confirm acceptance of their prize within 14 days of notification. Prizes not accepted within 14 days of notification will revert to Canon and may be relocated to another entrant at the absolute discretion of Canon

3.7 Absolutely no cash or other prize alternatives are available in whole or in part save that in the event that the specified Prize is not available for any reason, Canon has the right to provide an equivalent prize of equal or higher specification and/or value.

3.8 Prize winners are responsible for any obligations related to their winning of any Prize as may be applicable.


4.1 Entrants must own or control all of the rights to any image uploaded for this Competition and You must have the absolute right to enter the image into this Competition having obtained the permission of any other person who may have any right or interests in the image uploaded.

4.2 All images must be provided in their original files if requested by Canon.

4.3 Images will be deemed invalid (and will not be able to win any prize) if they do not comply with the following requirements. You must not upload images that contain:

4.3.1 Recognisable persons, unless You can demonstrate that such persons have granted all the necessary permissions for his/her image to be used and published by Canon under these Terms; or

4.3.2 Works of art, unless You can demonstrate that You have been granted a licence to have such works of art used and published by Canon under these Terms;

4.3.3 Logos and brand names, unless You can demonstrate that You have been granted a licence to have such logo or brand names used and published by Canon under these Terms;

4.4.4 Anything illegal or anything that may infringe rights of Canon or any third party;

4.4.5 Anything that discredits or denigrates anyone’s image, personal reputation or commercial reputation.

4.4.6 Anything which may be considered obscene, immoral or in any way inappropriate or unpleasant including nudity and violence etc.

4.5 You may undertake digital manipulation in order to optimise an image, but adding or removing key elements is not allowed. Composite or collage images, from more than one image, are not eligible for entry into the Competition.

4.6 You must pay for all royalties, fees and any other monies that are owed to any person by reason of any image uploaded by You in connection with the Competition.

License - By uploading your image to the Canon Gallery and entering into this Competition, you hereby grant to Canon (including all Canon group companies, affiliates, their sub-licensees and authorised agents), a Europe, Russia, Central Asia and Middle East & Africa (“EMEA”) wide royalty-free assignable non-exclusive licence (“Licence”) to use, reproduce, publish and republish (whether in its entirety or in a cropped or edited format) Your uploaded image(s) for the purpose of operating and promoting this Competition whether on the internet (including without limitation on any Canon Facebook Pages or Twitter Pages), on any Canon website or any authorised third party website or by means of any social media without limit in time. Winning images may also be used on third party media sites, within EMEA without limit in time. You hereby warrant that You have all necessary rights and authority to enter into this agreement and grant such licence to Canon, its affiliates, sub-licensees and agents. You hereby expressly waive any moral rights You and/or any other person may have in the image You submit.

4.7 You also agree to be contacted by Canon for the purposes of administrating the Competition or in the event that Canon wishes to discuss any other use of the image submitted to the Competition.

4.8 Canon reserves the right to disqualify incomplete, illegible entries or any entry which otherwise does not meet the above requirements.

4.9 You must comply with applicable terms and conditions and/or policies of Canon and the Canon Gallery.


5.1 Canon will only use Your image in accordance with the licence described above and will only use any personal information supplied with Your image for the purposes of administering the Competition including, but not limited to, contacting You and announcing the Winners and identifying you as owner of the Image.

5.2 You allow Canon to feature your image in the Gallery, Content Library and on Canon’s Social Media platforms within EMEA, along with your credit, at no charge.

5.3 You own the image and you are happy to be acknowledge as its owner and author.

5.4 You have permission from anyone shown in the image and any other rights holders who are associated with this image, to submit this image.

5.5 You acknowledge Canon moderates all images before display within the Gallery, Content Library and on Canon’s Social Media platforms.

5.6 Canon may contact you to request further information regarding your image.

5.7 You hereby explicitly consent to Your personal information being transferred and processed within European Union by Canon (including any Canon group company or agent authorised by Canon acting on its behalf) in association with this Competition and use of the Images as described herein.

5.8 For the purpose of this Competition, the data controllers of Your personal information are Canon Europa N.V. registered in Amsterdam under registration number 33166721 having a place of business at Bovenkerkerweg 59, 1185 XB Amstelveen, The Netherlands; and Canon Europe Limited registered in United Kingdom under a registration number 4093977 having a place of business at 3 The Square, Stockley Park, Uxbridge UB11 1ET, United Kingdom.


6.1 Canon shall not be liable for any failure to meet these Terms of Competition where such failure is caused by any supervening circumstances amounting to force majeure. Such circumstances shall include, but shall not be limited, to severe weather conditions, fire, flood, war, earthquake, riots, industrial dispute, terrorism, acts of god, or such events that impact supply of any product to be awarded as a Prize or, events that, without fault of either party, render performance impossible or incapable of satisfactory execution.

6.2 By entering into the Competition, You agree to release and hold Canon harmless from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Competition or receipt or use of any Prize.


7.1 Owing to exceptional circumstances outside its reasonable control and only where circumstances make this unavoidable, Canon reserves the right to cancel or amend the Competition or these Terms at any stage but will always endeavour to minimise the effect to You in order to avoid undue disappointment.

7.2 As a consumer, the Laws of your country of residence will apply to this Competition, and you may be entitled to bring court proceedings in your own language and in your local courts. A local consumer advice organization will be able to advise you of your rights. These Terms and Conditions do not restrict any statutory rights that may be applicable. If you are not a consumer according to your local Laws, the Laws of England and Wales will apply to this Competition and the parties agree to exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

10% off G Adventures tour Terms and Conditions

1. Eligible passengers shall receive 10% off per person on guaranteed departures of select small group tours as follows:

1.1. Tour must be booked between 01 December 2015 and 8 January 2016 at 00:00EST for the G Adventures tour portion of the following trip codes departing before 30 June 2016

1.2. Offer is valid on all YOLO tours in North, South and Central America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Oceania with the following exclusions, ONNZ (New Zealand), OAAE (Australia) and JCS (Central America)

2.Valid for new bookings only and must quote the required promo code at time of booking. Bookings must be made by calling G Adventures, visiting gadventures.com, or by contacting your local travel agent.

3. This promotion is only open to residents of United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, France and the Netherlands.

4. Cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions or discounts and is subject to availability.

5. Does not apply to FIT,Independent trips, pre- or post-tour accommodation, insurance, airfare not included in the itinerary, upgrades, add-ons, “My Own Room” or “My Own Tent,” transfers, theme packs, or other in-country or on-board services.

6. G Adventures reserves the right to withdraw this offer from sale at any time without prior notice.

7. Any refunds made with respect to products booked under this promotion shall be issued at the discounted rate.

8. G Adventures reserves the right to cancel any booking due to unauthorized, altered, ineligible, or fraudulent use of discount. Including but not limited to those passengers using the discount who have not opted in to the competition.

9. G Adventures is not responsible for technical or system errors that may interfere with or otherwise prohibit the use of the promotion.

10. All G Adventures’ tours are subject to G Adventures' full booking conditions, found here: gadventures.com/terms-conditions-policies/