When the sun’s out and the temperature is warmer, there’s nothing better than gathering with friends, family, or colleagues for a picnic.
As we enter spring and soon summer the enjoyment of having picnics and barbecues will soon be with us, so why not add a game of bocce?
Now is the time to plan for those Christmas functions, so add some fun by bringing a set or two of bocce to play and enjoy, along with those picnic hampers or even a visit to a winery. What better way to enjoy a glass of wine while having a fun game of bocce with friends on the lawns overlooking the vines.
Bocce Australia is giving you the chance to win a set of 8 bocce balls for the best photo of you and your friends playing a game of bocce. The photo must be taken outside in a backyard, at a winery, or on the beach (as examples) with at least a group of people playing bocce.
The winner will receive a bocce set similar to those pictured above.
Use your imagination and have fun taking the photo. The winner will be announced in the December newsletter.
Send your photo no later than 6pm on Friday, December 9 to [email protected]
Terms and conditions
The Official Rules of The Bocce Australia Celebrating Bocce Photo Contest (the “Contest Rules”)—Australia
Questions and inquiries about Contest Rules can be emailed to [email protected]
The Promoter: Bocce Australia and Managed with ABN 44 485 572 299, PO Box 937, South Melbourne VIC 3205. (‘Promoter’).
VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
The Bocce Australia Celebrating Bocce (“Photo Contest”) is open to all professional and amateur photographers. Trustees, Board Members, Employees, interns, or partners of The Promoter, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of those employees, are not eligible to enter.
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.
These terms and conditions, together with the Entry Form, govern the Photo Contest and are intended to be a legally binding agreement. Entry into this Photo Contest is deemed acceptance of these conditions of entry. For the purposes of Australian law, this Photo Contest is a ‘game of skill’ and chance plays no part in determining the finalists or winners.
RESERVATION OF RIGHTS
Bocce Australia ( “Promoter ”) reserves the right to reject any entry if, Bocce Australia’s sole discretion, the laws of an applicable jurisdiction, including but not limited to the entrant’s jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry, would prohibit or limit Bocce Australia from proceeding with the Contest as intended or the consideration or awarding of any Prize would impose additional administrative, tax, operational, or legal burdens on Bocce Australia .
The Bocce Australia Celebrating Bocce is Promoted by Bocce Australia and Managed with ABN 44 485 572 299, PO Box 937, South Melbourne VIC 3205. (‘Promoter’). (“Promoter”, also referred to herein as “Bocce Australia ”).
The Photo Contest begins at 9am on Tuesday, October 1st, 2022 AEDT and ends at 11:59 pm AEDT on 10th December, 2022 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible. Promoter ’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Photo Contest.
WHAT TO ENTER
Images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit.
To ensure functionality on our submission platform, please submit files no larger than 3032 x 3032 pixels and no more than 25 MB at the time of entry. High resolution-original files may be requested should an entry make it into the final round of editing to be considered for an award or prize of merit.
All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (cropping, spotting for dust, reasonable adjustments to exposure, colour and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified.
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 a .JPEG .jpg, or.png format.
Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you 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 Bocce Australia 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 Bocce Australia upon request.
Bocce Australia will not accept watermarked submissions.
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. Bocce Australia reserves 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 or the subject’s legal guardian or representative. 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.
- Images that involve the willful harassment of wildlife.
- Images taken that cause or caused damage to the environment by the photographer; this includes taking photos from areas where human presence is restricted by authorities or relevant property managers.
- Images that involve putting any individual or animal in danger.
Bocce Australia shall determine entry eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion.
HOW TO ENTER
All images must be submitted to our email. If possible, please provide the photographer’s name and caption information in the email.
The entry details to be included in the email must contain required fields for information about the photo, and contact information for the entrant, including an email address.
Entrants will be asked to provide the following information in the contest entry process:
- Title of the photo
- Caption: Describe the story behind the photograph in 250 words or less
- Location of photo
- Social media handles
- Name and age of photographer
You may enter up to ten photos, but you may not use an agency or automated system to enter.
Promoter reserves the right to reject any additional entries or entries that do not comply with these Contest Rules. By entering, you indicate your unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Contest Rules and Promoter ’s decisions, which are final and binding. You cannot win a prize unless you comply with all requirements in these Contest Rules.
Entrants may be asked to supplement their submission with more explanation about the photo or to provide a higher resolution version of the photo anytime during the contest period.
Winning submissions will be selected by the Judges Choice winner
Judging for the Award Categories will be conducted by the Bocce Australia panel of judges to be selected by the Promoter at its sole discretion (the “Panel”). Photos will be judged by the Panel on originality, composition, overall impact, artistic merit and subject matter relevance to Bocce Australia’s priorities.
The Panel will evaluate all valid entries and make daily selections into a group of Judges’ Favorite images, (“Judges’ Favorites”). The winner will be notified and will appear at Bocce Australia’s Facebook page & webpage by 10:00am AEDT 12 December 2022..
All judging decisions are final. Please do not contact us about the status of entries or judging.
RESULTS & WINNER
One (1) Judge’s Overall Choice winner will be selected by the judges from among the Judges’ Favorites published in the Bocce Australia’s Facebook page & webpage. The winner will be announced on 12 December 2022.
The winner will receive a mention on Bocce Australia’s digital presences, as determined by Bocce Australia in its sole discretion. In addition, Bocce Australia will award the following prize:
Judge’s Choice Winner:
$200 Franklin Sports Advanced 100mm Bocce Set
If we choose to feature your photo for promotional purposes during the competition period [which does not alter in any way your chances of making the top 10] you will receive a $20 Bocce Raffle Ticket.
Any prize details not specified above will be determined by the Promoter, 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, the Promoter reserves 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.
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 5 calendar days. If a potential winner fails to return these documents on time, an alternate potential winner may be selected in his/her place.
Your photographs helps Bocce Australia promote Bocce Sport and encourage people back onto playing Bocce and supporting Bocce Australia. Thank you for helping to further our mission through your photography.
You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit—including ownership if applicable.
If you submit a photograph to the Photo Contest, you grant Bocce Australia and its related entities such as affiliates and subsidiaries a royalty-free, non-exclusive right in perpetuity to use the photograph submitted for any purpose, including but not limited to:
- Display of the photograph on the Photo Contest submission websites
- Allowing third-parties, including but not limited to media partners and individuals, to share the photograph on social media.
- Use of the photograph on the Internet and in social media in support of our mission.
- Use of the photograph in Bocce Australia’s and related entities’ internal and external communications materials including but not limited to web sites and web publications, fact sheets, fundraising publications, advertising, signage, multimedia, presentation and membership services, annual report, newsletters, and other materials.
- Providing your photograph to other individuals and organizations for related use in news stories, social media, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, web pages, videos, membership premiums, and the like.
- Use of, in connection with the Photo Contest, your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications.
- Retaining a digital copy of your photograph that will be archived in Bocce Australia’s photo library and accessible to the Promoter and related entities’ staff via Bocce Australia’s internal online photo archive.
Bocce Australia will endeavor to credit all photographs with the credit “Person’s Name” when the full name is available.
In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Photo Contest is impaired in any way, 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. The promoter reserves 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 Contest Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Promoter’s failure to enforce any term of these Contest 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, to the maximum extent permissible by law, you agree to release and hold harmless the Promoter, 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, use of the photograph or associated data (including personal data), 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.
When you enter, there will be an opt-in to become an e-supporter of Bocce Australia . This includes special event invitations, digital messages, text and a monthly e-newsletter. You may cancel and unsubscribe at any time following the unsubscribe instructions provided via those channels.
PRIVACY AND PUBLICITY
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 Melbourne. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Contest Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Promoter in connection with the Photo Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Victoria, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Victoria or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Victoria.
Questions and inquiries about Contest Rules can be emailed to [email protected]