KMSPKS Vesak Day Photography Competition 2023
Terms and Conditions 参赛条款与条件
KMSPKS Vesak Day Photography Competition 2023 (“Contest”)
Terms and Conditions
1. PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST
1.1. The Contest is open to all individuals (individually, a “Participant” and, collectively, the “Participants”), except for:
1.1.1. employees of Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery (“KMSPKS” or the “Organiser”) and any other persons involved in organising, promoting and/or conducting the Contest.
1.1.2. Immediate family members (spouses, children, parents, parents-in-law and siblings) of employees of KMSPKS
1.1.3. any other person whose participation in and/or association with the Contest is, for any reason, prohibited by KMSPKS
1.2. The Organiser reserves the right in its sole discretion and without having to provide a reason, to disallow or disqualify any participant from participating in the Contest.
1.3. The contest is open for submission of entries from 0001 hours on May 19, 2023 to 2359 hours on June 15, 2023 (all timings in Singapore Time) (“Submission Period”).
1.4. Entries that are submitted outside of the Submission Period will not be accepted.
1.5. A valid entry for the contest must fulfil the following conditions:
1.5.1. The photographs submitted must be based on an original photograph and the Participant shall be deemed the sole and exclusive owner of such entry.
1.5.2. All information to be provided by the Participant in accordance with the Terms and Conditions hereunder must be true, complete and accurate.
1.5.3. The use of a photo from other sources/people is not allowed and will lead to disqualification from the Contest.
1.5.4. The Participant must submit their Photographs via kmspks.org within the Submission Period, together with the information below:
188.8.131.52. Full Name (as per NRIC)
184.108.40.206. Contact details (email and mobile number)
220.127.116.11. Entry photographs must be in JPG format with a minimum resolution of 300dpi and size 2480px X 3508px (the standard colour spare for the judging process is sRGB).
18.104.22.168. Each photograph should be clearly labelled with last name, and first name. The file name should include an “_” between each of the items: lastname_firstname.jpg.
1.6. Each Participant shall only be allowed to win one (1) prize. There is no limit to the number of photo submissions a Participant may submit; however, only one prize will be awarded. The more photos you submit, the more chances you have.
1.7. Minor edits of the photographs are allowed, e.g. for brightness and contrast. Participants warrant that the enhancements are made via the use of legally acquired software.
1.8. Photographs shall be in colour or monotone and shall not include watermarks, borders and/or signatures.
1.9. Drawings and/or graphic illustrations and/or additions to the photographs shall not be accepted as valid entries.
1.10. Blurry photos, low-quality images, or photos that are deemed obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, do not positively reflect Buddhism or the monastery, will or otherwise violate any laws are strictly prohibited and shall be immediately disqualified.
1.11. By submitting a photograph entry, the Participant agrees to and/or makes the following representations and/or warranties to the Organiser:
1.11.1. The entry is original, and they are the sole owner of the copyright and all other intellectual property rights in the entry;
1.11.2. The entry has not been used for commercial purposes, published previously or submitted for other contests, locally or abroad;
1.11.3. Any Participant may be credited by the Organiser in any use of such Participant’s entry, and may disclose the Participant’s name for publicity purposes;
1.11.4. If the entry is selected as a winning entry, the Participant agrees to cooperate and participate in publicity activities (including photographs, videos or interviews) if required by the Organiser; and
1.11.5. The Participant confirms that they are not in violation of any law or regulations by entering the Contest.
1.12. An entry that does not follow the rules will automatically be disqualified.
1.13. The result of the contest will be concluded after a judging process by a panel of judges appointed by KMSPKS.
1.14. The Organiser’ decision on all matters pertaining to the Contest (including the selection of winners) is final, conclusive and binding on all participants. No appeal relating to the Contest will be entertained.
1.15. Winners will be notified by email only. If the Organiser is unable to contact the participants or the participants do not respond within one week, the Organiser reserves the right to offer the place to another Participant.
1.16. The Organiser assumes no liability or responsibility whatsoever in respect of any defect, deficiency or variation of the prize or any part thereof. If an advertised prize is not available, the Organiser reserves the right to offer an alternative prize without giving notice.
1.17. The closing date is as specified, and the Organiser reserves the right to amend the closing date at any time.
1.18. The Organiser shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions.
1.19. The Organiser reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel the Contest if circumstances arise beyond its control.
2. USAGE OF THE WINNERS’ ENTRIES
2.1. The Organiser reserves the right to request that the winners submit their original high-resolution photos via email for publicity purposes.
2.2. Pending the submissions of the high-resolution photos, the Organiser shall be entitled to delay or withhold the prizes from the winners. The Organiser further reserves the right to offer the prize to another Participant if the photos are not submitted within a reasonable time upon request.
2.3. By submitting an entry to the contest, the participant grants permission to KMSPKS to have royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, publish, and display the submissions in whole or in part and to incorporate it into other works any KMSPKS anthologies, promotional materials, marketing uses, collateral, newsletters, or electronic formats (online, apps, etc) and on other media and technology now known or later developed without any payment or permission.
2.4. Participants further consent to the collection, use and processing of their personal data (such as their names and their social media profile handles) for administering the Contest and for promotional, marketing and publicity purposes relating to the Contest.
2.5. Any photograph reproduced may include the photographer credit in a format to be decided by KMSPKS, at its sole discretion.
3. PERSONAL DATA AND PRIVACY
3.2. Participants represent and warrant that their personal data disclosed to the Organiser is true, complete and accurate. Participants agree that the Organiser shall not be held liable and Participants shall fully indemnify the Organiser for any false, incorrect or inaccurate personal data provided.
3.3. Any third parties appearing in the submission have given the Participant appropriate consent to be photographed and used as permitted. Participants submitting any photograph hereby acknowledge that they have the necessary permission or consent of any recognisable locations or people appearing in their photograph(s). Such permission is hereby granted to KMSPKS to publish and use as needed. Participant shall indemnify the Organiser for any losses or damages suffered by the Organiser as a result of any unauthorised disclosure of personal data of any third parties.
3.4. To promote and advertise the Contest, the Organiser reserves the right to engage authorised photographers and videographers to take photographs and/or video recordings. By participating in the Contest, Participants consent to being photographed and recorded by authorised photographers and videographers and consent to the Organiser’s use of such images, films, or recordings for creating marketing and publicity materials for public transmission.
4. LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY
4.1. Each Participant hereby declares that their submission will not in any way infringe any rights (including, without limitation any intellectual property rights) of any and all third parties. KMSPKS and its affiliates cannot and will not accept any legal responsibility or liability for any infringement of any such third-party rights.
4.2. The Organiser makes no representations, warranties, or undertakings whatsoever, whether express or implied, with respect or incidental to the Contest.
4.3. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Organiser shall not be liable to any Participant for any damages, losses, costs or expenses or liabilities suffered or incurred by the Participant arising out of or in connection with his or her participation in the Contest.
4.4. The Participant (including his or her heirs, parents, legal guardians, executors, trustees, assignees and/or administrators) shall defend and hold the Organiser, its officers, employees, vendors and agents harmless from and against all liabilities, damages, losses, costs (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis and/ or reasonable solicitor’s fees) and expenses whatsoever and howsoever arising from any claims, demands, actions, proceedings, recoveries, judgment or execution which the Organiser, its officers, employees, vendors or agents, may suffer or incur by, from or in connection with the Participant’s participation in the Contest.
4.5. The Participant (including his or her heirs, parents, legal guardians, executors, trustees, assignees and/or administrators) further agrees to indemnify the Organiser for any and all damages, losses, costs (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis and/or reasonable solicitor’s fees) and any expenses whatsoever and howsoever arising from the Participant’s breach of any of the representations and/or warranties hereunder, in particular Clause 1.11.
4.6. In the event of any inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions with any other terms and conditions found in any form of publicity collaterals relating to the Contest, these Terms and Conditions shall prevail.
4.7. The Contest and these Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of the Republic of Singapore and all Participants agree to irrevocably submit themselves to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Singapore courts in the determination of any matter or dispute arising in connection therewith.
4.8. These Terms and Conditions are not intended to confer rights to any third party under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act (Cap. 53B) to enforce any provision of these Terms and Conditions, and the operation of the said Act is hereby excluded.
22.214.171.124 参赛作品必须是JPG格式，最小分辨率为300dpi，档案大小2480px X 3508px（评选过程的色彩标准为sRGB）。
4.1. 参赛者在此声明提交的作品不会以任何方式侵犯第三方的权利（不限于任何知识产权）。 主办单位及其附属机构不对第三方的侵权行为承担任何的法律责任。
4.8. 以上条例无意根据合同（第三方权利）法（第 53B 章）授予任何第三方执行任何条例的权利，并且特此排除该法的实施。
Photo Taking Guidelines at KMSPKS 摄影规则
Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery was founded in 1921 and has more than 100 years of history. It is a spiritual sanctuary for Sanghas and devotees and we seek your cooperation to preserve the sanctity and serenity of the place by adopting the following best practices in your photoshoot.
All crew and photographed subjects should dress in clothing that covers your shoulders to your knees, including the back and chest. It is also advisable to avoid see-through material like lace, chiffon or clothes with revealing cuts, slits or openings, or with offensive images or text prints.
• Use of flash photography is prohibited.
• Use a camera or smartphone that is quiet, and non-intrusive. Avoid using large or obtrusive equipment such as tripods or selfie sticks.
• Remove footwear before entering shrine halls and buildings/rooms when stated.
• If you come across Venerables, you can greet them with folded palms and a slight bow.
• Be mindful of your speech and refrain from making too much noise like laughing or talking loudly.
• Be mindful to not damage flora and fauna.
• Photography at the Crematorium and Columbarium is strictly prohibited.
• Do not remove or shift any furniture/items.
• Please ensure equipment are packed neatly and does not clutter or block any walkways.
• Clear all belongings and trash after you are done with your photoshoot.
• Do not interrupt or approach Venerables and devotees who are praying/meditating.
• Treat all Buddha and Bodhisattva statues with the utmost respect. There should be no obscene, mocking or derisive gestures / actions.
• During events, please keep away from setup/teardown works, refrain from entering cordoned-off areas, and interfering with working personnel.
• Do not interrupt ceremonies – do not walk onto or in front of the altar.
• Keep your distance from Venerables.
• Do not disrupting participants.
• At all times, please follow the instructions and directions of any staff member when you are on monastery premises.