Alpha Awards 2019

  1. Instructions on how to enter and the prizes form part of these Terms and Conditions. Participation in this promotion is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
  2. Entries are open to individuals who are Australian and New Zealand residents, and:
    1. entrants under 18 years old must have parental/guardian approval to enter and further, the parent/guardian of the entrant must read and consent to these Terms and Conditions. Parents/guardians may be required by the Promoter to enter into a further agreement as evidence of consent to the minor submitting an entry to this competition.
    2. employees of the Promoter and their immediate families are ineligible to enter.
    3. contractors of the Promoter in connection to digital imaging are ineligible to enter.
    4. a maximum of five entries per person will be accepted.
  3. Promotion commences at 12:01AM AEST on Thursday, 27th June, 2019 and closes for submissions at 11:59PM AEST on Saturday, 31st August, 2019. Judging will commence on Monday, 2nd September, 2019 with all finalists notified from Monday, 16th September, 2019. If finalists cannot be contacted by Friday, 20th September, 2019 their entry will be deemed invalid and another finalist will be selected in their place.
  4. All dollar values in these Terms and Conditions refer to Australian dollars.
  5. Prizes include:
    1. Overall Winner - First Prize (Valued at $10,000)
      • Sony digital imaging product/s to the value of SRP $10,000
    2. 8 x Category Prize Winners (Astrophotography, City/Street, Landscape, Nature, Portrait, Seascape, Sports & Wedding.)
      • Sony digital imaging product/s to the value of SRP $2,000
    All winners will have a maximum period of 6 months to select their Sony product/s to the corresponding retail value offered for their prize.
  6. To enter, individuals must:
    1. Read, understand, and complete the online entry form located at www.sony.com.au/alphaawards
    2. Upload a photo taken on a Sony ALPHA camera and lens (Maximum 5 submissions per person, files must be in JPEG format and under 5MB in size).
    3. Own the rights to any images they submit, and have obtained all model releases for identifiable persons featured in any images. If it is found that the entrant has submitted any image they do not own the rights to, their entry will be deemed invalid. Sony will not be liable for any legal action taken against such entrants by the rightful owner of the image.
    4. By entering this promotion you give Sony permission to use the submitted images for the purposes of promoting Alpha Awards for a period of up to 18 months. Usage of finalists’ and winners’ images may be used for (but not limited to) online, promotional materials, in-store point of sale materials, news media and social media.
  7. Individuals whose submissions reach the final round of judging will be asked to provide a High Resolution file of their entry. Images under 12 megapixels, or less than 4000px on longest side, may not be accepted as high resolution. If the individual is unable to provide a High Resolution photo, their entry will be deemed invalid.
  8. By entering the competition and accepting the terms and conditions, individuals are declaring that the photos submitted by them have been taken by that individual and all rights relating to those photo assets belong to them alone.
    1. At the time the Online Entry Form is submitted, individuals will receive an email from the Promoter (to the email address used for Sony Scene account creation), to confirm that their submission has been successful.
    2. Any entrants that are unable to complete the entry process online can contact the Promoter by sending an email to digitalimaging.SANZ@sony.com to arrange an alternative method of entry submission.
  9. The Promoter reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries and individuals (including an entrant’s identity, age and place of residence) and reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who the Promoter has reason to believe has breached any of these Terms and Conditions, tampered with the entry process or engaged in any unlawful or other improper misconduct calculated to jeopardise fair and proper conduct of the Promotion.
  10. The Promoter’s decisions in relation to the Promotion (including but not limited to selection of finalists and prize winners) are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  11. Errors and omissions may be accepted at the Promoter's discretion. Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights. The Promoter reserves its legal rights to recover damages or other compensation from such an offender.
  12. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, the Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine the identity of the entrant.
  13. If this Promotion is interfered with in any way or is not capable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter, including but not limited to technical difficulties, unauthorised intervention or fraud, the Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to the fullest extent permitted by law to disqualify any entrant, modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the Promotion, as appropriate.
  14. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions limits, excludes or modifies or purports to limit, exclude or modify the statutory consumer guarantees set out in the Australian Consumer Law of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), as well as any other implied warranties under the ASIC Act or similar consumer protection laws in the State and Territories of Australia or, where relevant, the statutory consumer guarantees set out in the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 and the Fair Trading Act 1986 in New Zealand (“Non-Excludable Guarantees”). Except for any liability that cannot by law be excluded, including the Non-Excludable Guarantees, the Promoter (including its respective officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of the promotion.
  15. Except for any liability that cannot by law be excluded, including the Non-Excludable Guarantees, the Promoter (including its respective officers, employees and agents) is not responsible for and excludes all liability (including negligence) including, but not limited to, in relation to any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of: (a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under the Promoter’s control); (b) any theft, unauthorised access or third party interference; (c) any entry that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by the Promoter) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter; (d) any tax liability incurred by a entrant; or (e) taking/use of a prize.
  16. The Promoter collects personal information ("PI") in order to conduct the promotion and may, for this purpose, disclose such PI to third parties, including but not limited to agents, contractors, service providers and prize suppliers. Entry is conditional on providing this PI. The Promoter will also use and handle PI as set out in its Privacy Policy, which can be viewed at https://www.sony.com.au/section/contactusprivacypolicy. In addition to any use that may be outlined in the Promoter’s Privacy Policy, the Promoter may, for an indefinite period, unless otherwise advised, use the PI for promotional, marketing, publicity, research and profiling purposes, including sending electronic messages or telephoning the entrant. The Privacy Policy also contains information about how entrants may opt out, access, update or correct their PI, how entrants may complain about a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles, the New Zealand Information Privacy Principles, or any other applicable law and how those complaints will be dealt with. All entries become the property of the Promoter.
  17. The Promoter is Sony Australia Limited (ABN 59 001 215 354) of Level 3, 165 Walker Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060.