By submitting your pictures to the You Connect Gallery during the period of 24 December 2012 to 8 January 2013, you will automatically be entered into the "See the light" photo competition. If you do not wish to be entered into the competition for a chance to win one of three Canon products, please do not submit your photos to the Gallery until after the closing date. As a member of You Connect, you are subject to the terms & conditions of You Connect Services and these terms are in addition to and relate only to this competition.
1.1. The promotion is open to all registered members of Canon's You Connect Services including recipients of the December 2012 You Connect Newsletter
1.2. All participants must be aged 18 or over and a registered member of You Connect Services, unless written parental consent is provided upon entry.
1.3. Dealers and other commercial entities are not eligible to participate.
1.4. Persons affiliated with Canon or any Canon affiliate or Canon group company, including but not limited to Canon staff and their family members, are not permitted to enter the Competition.
2. COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS
2.1 No purchase or entry fee is required. There is no fee charged to enter into this Contest other than the cost of you accessing the Internet which you would otherwise have. However, the conditions below must be met in order to participate in the competition.
2.2 All Entries must be received between 24 December 2012 and 11pm (CET) on 8 January 2013 (the "Term").
2.3 Participants uploading their pictures to the You Connect Gallery in the normal manner during the Term of this competition will automatically be entered into this competition
2.4 Photographs must be original, your own work and have not been previously published anywhere.
2.5 By submitting your pictures, you confirm they do not contain:
2.5.1 recognisable persons, unless you can demonstrate that such persons have granted all the necessary permissions for the photographs to be used and published by Canon under the terms and conditions of the "License to use the Photographs" as mentioned below; or
2.5.2 works of art; unless you can demonstrate that you have been granted a license to have such works of art used and published by Canon under the terms and conditions of the License to use the Photographs mentioned below or
2.5.3 Logos or brand names unless you can demonstrate that you have been granted a license to have such logo or brand names used and published by Canon under the terms and conditions of the License to use the Photographs mentioned below; or
2.5.4 Images featuring nudity or anything which may be considered obscene, immoral or in any way inappropriate; or
2.5.5 Any thing that may infringe the rights of any third party;
2.6 By entering pictures to the Gallery you agree that your pictures may be displayed in the You Connect Gallery and used in any You Connect Photography Tutorial and in addition, for the purposes of this competition, you agree that Canon can use any picture submitted during the competition period for the purposes of administering the competition or promoting this competition and any subsequent competition.
2.7 Participants 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 pictures submitted to the Gallery.
2.8 Canon reserves the right to disqualify incomplete or illegible entries or which do otherwise not meet the above requirements.
3. SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF THE WINNERS
3.1 The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges from Canon Europa N.V. (or any affiliated company) and its advertising agency use din the production of You Connect. The judges' decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
3.2 The three best pictures from all valid entries received will be chosen at the judges absolute discretion, with first prize awarded for the best overall picture of EOS 60D and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II and two runners up prizes of EOS M and EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM black or a PowerShot SX500 IS being awarded to the two next best pictures.
3.3 The winners will be contacted by e-mail before the end of January 2013 and will be asked to confirm acceptance of their prize before announcement in the February issue of You Connect newsletter.
3.4 In the event that a chosen winner does not respond within the deadline detailed in the email informing the winner of their prize, Canon reserves the right to revoke the prize and select another winner in its absolute discretion.
3.5 Entrants who do not win will not be contacted.
3.6 In the event the specified prize products are not available for any reason, Canon reserves the right to offer alternative prizes of equivalent or higher value at its absolute discretion and in no event will any cash alternative be offered.
4.2 Canon may use participant's information collected during the competition for marketing or promotional purposes, including using Participant's name and likeness to announce the winners in You Connect as described above
5.1 Canon shall not be liable for any failure to fulfill this offer 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 events that, without the fault of either party, render performance impossible or incapable of satisfactory execution.
5.2 Canon accepts no responsibility for any Entries received after the closing date of 11pm (CET) 8 January 2013 as set out in Clause 3.2.
5.3 The Laws of the Netherlands will apply to this Competition and the parties agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Amsterdam.