Official Contest Rules | 2018 MotoFoto Contest

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ELIGIBILITY

The 2018 MotoFoto Photo Contest (“Photo Contest”) is open to all professional and amateur photographers worldwide who have reached the age of 18 at the time of entry.

By submitting an entry to the Photo Contest, entrants certify that their participation in this Photo Contest is not illegal or in violation of any law, regulation, treaty or administrative act, and that the laws of their governing jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry do not prohibit or restrict the receipt of any Prize under this Photo Contest.

PROMOTERS

The Photo Contest is promoted by the following (“Promoters”):

Velomacchi, 8316 N Lombard St #428, Portland, OR 97203 USA

REV'IT! Sport U.S.A., 275 Conover Street 5P Brooklyn, NY 11231 USA

ENTRY PERIOD

The Photo Contest begins on November 19, 2018 and ends at 11:59pm PST on November 26, 2018 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible. Velomacchi headquarters computer is the official time-keeping device for the Photo Contest and is located in the Pacific Standard Time Zone.

VOTING PERIOD

The Public vote for the Photo Contest begins on Nov 29, 2018 and ends at 11:59pm PST on December 19, 2018 (the “Voting Period”). Votes submitted before or after the Voting Period will not be eligible. Velomacchi headquarters computer is the official time- keeping device for the Photo Contest and is located in the Pacific Standard Time Zone.

WHAT TO ENTER

All photo submissions must show a motorcycle in the image, whether a portion of or in full.

Production Quality

  • All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. We prefer photos that have not been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable and production quality adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc. are all acceptable). Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single "High Dynamic Range" image are also acceptable.
  • Entries may originate in any format — including, but not limited to digital files, digital prints, color transparencies, color prints, or black and white prints — so long as they are submitted electronically in .jpg.

Naming convention & Sizing

  • Last-name_first-name_photo-name
  • Entries are encouraged to include metadata
  • No watermarks
  • JPG file, no larger than 8 MB
  • Landscape orientation, 2000 px on longest edge @ 72 ppi

Photo Rights

Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you still maintain the right to grant us a license (see "Your Rights" below). You must be able to disclose when and where the photo appeared previously to the Sponsors upon request.

If you choose to include people in your submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide copies of those releases to the Sponsors upon request.

The following submissions are ineligible:

  • Photos that violate or infringe upon another person's rights, including but not limited to copyright and photographs of persons without the necessary consent required by law in your jurisdiction. Promoters reserve the right to require entrants to submit evidence of the subject’s legal consent to be photographed for the submitted photograph, which may include a signed waiver from the subject. NOTE: Waiver requirements vary by jurisdiction, and the entrant is responsible for obtaining a legally enforceable waiver from any photographed subject.
  • Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content.
  • The Promoters shall determine entry eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion.

HOW TO ENTER

All images must be submitted though our photo submission website page, including all required fields, including name, email and other information about your photo submission.

You can select an image directly from your computer desktop, or images from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for consideration in the contest. Digital images that are sent via mail or email will not be accepted.

You may enter up to three (3) images on your submission form. Promoters reserve the right to reject any additional entries or entries that do not comply with these Official Rules. By entering, you indicate your unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these

Official Rules and Promoters’ decisions, which are final and binding. You cannot win a prize unless you comply with all requirements in these Official Rules.

Entrants who make the Top 10 selection may be asked to supplement their submission (such as with a paragraph about their photo or the highest resolution version of their photo) anytime on or after November 27, 2018.

JUDGING TOP 10 PHOTOS

Photos will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, artistic merit and subject matter relevant to motorcycling. Judging will be conducted blind (no names associated with the images) by Lance Koudele (http://lancekoudele.com) and a small group of guest judges to be selected by the Promoters at their sole discretion (the “Panel”). The Panel will evaluate all valid entries and pick the Top 10 selections. Top 10 Photographers will be notified of their status and images will appear on the voting page by November 29, 2018. At that time, the public can vote for each category winner. Ten (10) entries from each category will be showcased for public voting from November 29 through December 19, 2018.

FINAL CONTEST WINNERS

Public voting results will determine one People’s Choice winner in each contest category, Professional and Privateer, and will be determined based on which of the Top 10 photos receives the most votes in each category. A third winner will also be selected for the Judge's Choice Award and will be determined by the Panel from either category pool. Three (3) random email drawings from the pool of all our voters participating in the voting period will automatically be entered for the chance to win three (3) matching award packages.

  • Overall People’s Choice Awards (2 winners - 1 Professional Photographer category, 1 Privateer Photographer category). You’ve nailed it. Your image rose above the rest and encapsulated the sport of motorcycling in a stunning way.
  • Judges Choice Award (1 winner, from either category): An amazing image that showcased and illustrated motorcycling at it’s finest.
  • Voter’s Random Drawing Awards (3 winners, randomly selected from the voter pool) You, lucky ducks, you.

All judging decisions are final. Please do not contact us about the status of entries or judging.

The Panel will notify the winners via the contact information provided at the time of entry. The three (3) final winning photographs will be showcased on Bike EXIF, VELOMACCHI and REV’IT! websites and/or social media accounts on or after December 21, 2018.

POTENTIAL WINNER REQUIREMENTS

Except where prohibited, a potential winner may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility, including proof of age, and liability/publicity release within 14 days. If a potential winner fails to return these documents on time, an alternate potential winner may be selected in his/her place.

PRIZES

The Sponsors will award the following prizes.

Gender specific items and sizing will be available.

One (1) Overall People’s Choice for Professional Photographer winner will receive:

  • VELOMACCHI Speedway Backpack 40L & Impact Laptop Sleeve
  • REV’IT! Jacket Trench GTX
  • NEXX X.WED Helmet
  • rizoma Eccentrico Mirrors
  • Total Value: ~$1870

One (1) Overall People’s Choice for Privateer Photographer winner will receive:

  • VELOMACCHI Speedway Backpack 28L & Speedway Impact Storage Case
  • REV'IT! Jacket Halo
  • NEXX XG100R Helmet
  • rizoma Tapered Handlebars
  • Total Value: ~$1160

     

    One (1) Overall Judges Choice Award winner will receive:

    • VELOMACCHI Speedway Travel Duffle Hybrid 50L & Speedway Tool/Med Pouch
    • REV'IT! Jacket Livingstone
    • NEXX XG200 Helmet
    • rizoma Legend Handgrips
    • Total Value: ~$1230

Three (3) Voter’s Random Drawing Awards will receive:

  • Three sets of identical prizes from the Photography awards, detailed above.

To the maximum extent permissible by law, all winners are responsible for paying any taxes and any and all other costs and expenses not listed above, including but not limited to customs fees, if applicable. Any prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. A prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded. A winner may not request cash or a substitute prize; however, Promoters reserve the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason, as determined by the Promoter, in its sole discretion. 

YOUR RIGHTS

You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit -- including ownership if applicable.

If you submit a photograph to enter the Photo Contest, you grant the Promoters a royalty- free, nonexclusive right to:

GENERAL CONDITIONS

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Photo Contest is impaired in any way, a Promoter may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Photo Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Photo Contest; or (b) award the prize(s) from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Promoters reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and seek damages from any individual who tampers with the operation of the Photo Contest, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Promoters failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Promoter by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Promoter. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be the owner. The Photo Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

By entering, you agree to release and hold harmless Promoters, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, their respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Photo Contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Photo Contest; (b) technical errors; (c) printing errors; (d) late or undelivered mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Photo Contest; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property. You waive the right to claim any attorneys’ fees and any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

E-SUPPORTER

When you enter, you will automatically become an e-supporter of Bike EXIF, Velomacchi, Rev’It! Sport, NEXX, and Rizoma. This includes special event invitations, digital messages, text and a monthly e-newsletter. You may cancel and unsubscribe at any time.

PRIVACY AND PUBLICITY

Any information you submit as part of the Photo Contest will be used in accordance with Promoters’ Privacy Statements, found on each of the websites. The information you provide when you enter is provided to the Promoters, not to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Except where prohibited, you consent to Promoters’ use of your name in any list of winners (if applicable) and for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.

RESULTS

The winners will be announced on the Bike EXIF website on or after December 21, 2018 and will be further announced in social media and/or websites from each of our promoters.

QUESTIONS

Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to hello@velomacchi.com.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

DISPUTES

You agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Photo Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Delaware. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Photo Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Delaware, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Delaware or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Delaware.

Velomacchi and its affiliates are not responsible for technical failures in entry transmission, or lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible, or postage-due mail, or any damage to participants’ computers relating to information about or participation in the promotion. Velomacchi reserves the right to cancel electronic method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted. Administrator will contact potential Winner in accordance with the information supplied to Administrator on the Winner’s Entry. Winner may be asked to provide Administrator with valid identification and execute an affidavit of eligibility and, where legal, a publicity release, and return these documents within seven (7) days of notification. Acceptable identification includes a valid driver’s license or other valid picture ID showing name and address. Faxes will not be accepted. The Winner may also be required to sign other legal documents, including tax forms and a release supplied by Administrator which, among other disclaimers, releases the Promotion Sponsors and a range of subsidiaries, directors, agents, agencies, affiliates, franchisees, promoters, officers, directors, employees and related persons from any and all liability related to this Promotion and the receipt and use of the prize. Released parties include Velomacchi its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns.

Upon verification of eligibility, the name of winner may be posted on Velomacchi or Sponsor websites, including but not limited to the following sites: velomacchi.com, go.velomacchi.com, facebook.com/velomacchi, twitter.com/Velomacchi, instagram.com/velomacchi, www.bikeexif.com, www.velomacchi.com, www.revitsport.com, www.nexxnorthamerica.com, rizomanext.com, and lancekoudele.com.

NOTICE TO ONLINE ENTRANTS

In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the email address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generate by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. Sponsors are not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, illegible or postage due mail/entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsors on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Promotion. By participating in the Promotion, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsors, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Promotion. Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from the Promotion any person it believed has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) withdraw the online method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted, (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Promotion), and to select winner from among all eligible entries received prior to withdrawal. LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE Promotion, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Velomacchi may contact entrants with product offers they believe may be of interest to entrants. By entering the Promotion, entrant holds harmless Velomacchi and their parents, subsidiaries, operation divisions, and affiliates from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, liability, actions, or damages of any kind or in connection with: (1) entering Promotion (2) acceptance of any prize or (3) anything related to the Promotion and the awarding of prizes. Any claims relating to this Promotion shall be governed by Oregon state law without regard to its conflict of law, rules, and any such claim must be heard in Oregon. No telephone calls, please. 

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

DATA COLLECTION AND PRIVACY DISCLOSURE

We take privacy and data collection seriously at Velomacchi. Velomacchi collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.
 
Velomacchi may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Velomacchi and its affiliates. Velomacchi may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
 
Velomacchi does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Please read our full privacy policy here for more info.

If you would obtain the personal information Velomacchi has collected OR, if you would like to request that Velomacchi delete your personal information. Please email hello@velomacchi.com.