Sony "Alpha Photo Contest" hereafter called "Contest" will be governed by the following Terms & Conditions:
Participation in the contest is voluntary.
Participants are advised to read the "Terms and Conditions". Participation in the contest shall imply that the participant has duly read and agrees to adhere to and bound by the "Terms and Conditions" stated herein.
The contest will include themes for the whole month. Every month a new theme will be revealed for registered Alpha community members to participate.
"Alpha Photo Contest Photo submission" shall start from 1st of every month and continue till the last day of the same month, starting April 2017.
"Alpha Photo Contest Photo Submission" is open to citizens of India, residing in India only, who own an Alpha or RX series camera and are also registered users on the Alpha Community. Employees of Sony India Pvt. Ltd. ("Sony India"), Sony Entertainment television (SET), Sony Videos (SPE) and its affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives and immediate family members of such Sony group companies employees are not eligible to participate in the contest. Citizens of foreign countries residing in India/ or non-residents Indians are also not eligible to participate in the contest.
Sony India will scrutinize all users for conditions mentioned under the ambit of "REJECTION/DISQUALIFICATION". Any user found flouting the "REJECTION/DISQUALIFICATION" terms will be disqualified immediately without any prior notice to the participant. Sony India cannot be held liable for such action.
Sony India shall not be liable for any damage or loss (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) arising from personal injury or death, or loss of, or damage to property, which might be suffered or sustained in connection with the Contest or the prize, except to the extent to any liability not excluded by law.
Photos submitted to the respective theme will only be eligible for choosing winner of the same theme.
In each theme, 1 winner will be chosen.
Winners will be chosen on Sole Discretion of an Alpha Expert nominated by Sony India.
Participation in this contest and furnishing of the personal details and contact by the organisers or its agent shall be treated as consent to receive communication at the contact no / email.
Sony India reserves the final rights to choose the winners of the contests.
Sony India reserves the right to disqualify and/or ban any user found using manipulative/ unfair means to participate and / or to secure any advantage in the contest.
Sony India reserves the right to disqualify any participant / even winner if it has reasonable reasons to believe that the participant/winner has breached any of the "Terms and Conditions" of the contest.
Sony India will do rigorous background check on the activities related to participation in this contest to ensure that only genuine participants win the contest. Sony India will also send direct messages to any participant to check upon the person's participation at the Contest.
Any participant found to be copying or using any unauthorized or copyrighted video/text shall be immediately banned from the Contest. Sony India shall not be liable for any copyright claims arising so forth and in relation thereto.
Sony India shall not be responsible in any manner to anybody including any of the participants for the misuse of any video/ image/ text in this Contest.
Sony India reserves the right to choose another participant/ winner in the event of disqualification/rejection of any of the participant/ winner.
Sony Alpha experts in their own discretion reserve the sole right to decide on winners of the respective themes. Their decision on the winner is final and binding upon all participants.
Sony India shall do a rigorous check to verify the authenticity of winners. This would include a check on the genuinity of the winners and their adherence to the Terms & Conditions of this Contest. This is just to ensure that spurious user accounts are kept away from the contest.
In each theme, 1 winner of the contest will be chosen, purely on basis of submission of the photo portraying the theme. The participant/ winner will stand a chance to win any digital imaging product valued below MRP Rs 50,000/-. Sony India reserves the right to modify, add or delete the prize, product itself or value thereof anytime during the contest without prior notice.
The winner shall invariably be required to produce valid identity proofs in order to claim the prize. The winner shall be required to provide self-attested proof of identity, proof of residence and all other necessary documents for verification as required by Sony India. In case of validation failure due to any reason afore-cited, the prize shall stand revoked.
Winner must submit all documents for reviews in the manner communicated by Sony India. In case the shortlisted participants fail to contact the specified person on or before the designated date mentioned in the winner confirmation email, the winner shall be deemed to have surrendered the prize.
Sony India may, without advance notice cancel, suspend or postpone or change duration of the contest at any time.
The 'Terms and Conditions' contained herein and as amended/ modified from time to time as mentioned at the Sony α Community website https://alphacommunity.sony.co.in shall apply to this Contest.It is the Users/ Winners/ Participants responsibility to check regularly, in order to ascertain if any changes have been made to these Terms and Conditions.
In case of change in date of event or cancellation thereof for any reason beyond control of Sony India, Sony India shall not be responsible in any manner whatsoever.
Disputes relating to this Contest shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of courts in Delhi only.
Contest is not applicable in the State of Tamil Nadu.
Participants who have not attained the age of majority i.e. 18 shall be required to get a written consent from the parent/ guardian in order to claim prize.
Sony India may use the winner's picture and/ or communication further for marketing communication purpose with due credit to the winner &shall not be treated as Copyrights violation in any manner whatsoever.