{TML} International Photography Competition Terms and Conditions 

1. Eligibility: {TML} International Photography Competition (the competition) is open only to those who sign up at the online entry page and who are at least 18 years of age as of the date of entry. The competition is void where prohibited by law. Collaborators for The Monochromatic Lens, their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the Competition. The Competition is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of The Monochromatic Lens, as final and binding as it relates to the content. The Competition is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

3. Contest Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on August 15th, 2016 and ending October 3rd, 2016. All online entries must be received by October 3rd, 2016 at 11:59PM EST.

4. How to Enter: The Competition must be entered by submitting an entry using the online form provided on this website. The entry must fulfill all requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are not complete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of The Monochromatic Lens. You must be the sole owner of the copyright and creator of all images entered. Each image can only be entered once. Duplicates will be removed.

5. Entry Fee: The entry fee for the competition are as follows, all prices in (USD). 1 image – $15 and 3 images – $25

6. Prizes: Winner will receive cash prize of $250 and a print feature in The Long Way Home Magazine . Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by {TML}. No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at {TML} discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for The Monochromatic Lens to use winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

7. Winner selection and notification: Winners of the Contest will be selected by judging panel under the supervision of the {TML}. Winners will be notified via email to the email address they entered on the entry form with within five (5) days following the winner selection. {TML} shall have no liability for a winner’s failure to receive notices due to winners’ spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for winners’ provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 15 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and releases as required, prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. The receipt by winner of the prize offered in this Competition is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY WINNER (AT SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE COMPETITION AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

8. Rights Granted by you: By entering this content you understand that The Monochromatic Lens, anyone acting on behalf of The Monochromatic Lens or its respective licensees, successors and assigns will have the right, where permitted by law, without any further notice, review or consent to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use, in any media now known or hereafter in perpetuity, your entry, including, without limitation, the entry and winner’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image or statements about the Competition, and biographical information as news, publicity or information and for trade, advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without any further compensation. The winners consent to the use of their image, name and/or photograph in any publicity carried out by The Monochromatic Lens, without further compensation. You will retain all copyright to any media entered.

9. Terms: The Monochromatic Lens reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition should (in its sole discretion) a virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Competition. In such case, The Monochromatic Lens may select the recipients from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by The Monochromatic Lens. The Monochromatic Lens reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Competition or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, The Monochromatic Lens reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. By entering the Competition you agree to receive email newsletters periodically from The Monochromatic Lens. You can opt-out of receiving this communication at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the newsletter.

10. Limitation of Liability: By entering you agree to release and hold harmlessThe Monochromatic Lens and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such entrant’s participation in the sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

11. Disputes: THIS COMPETITION IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Competition, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Competition, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Toledo, Ohio having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

12. Judging: The winning image will be judged by a panel of The Monochromatic Lens collaborators and other affiliates associated with the competition. The Monochromatic Lens judging panel’s decision is final.

13. Winners: Winners will be contacted via email. The Monochromatic Lens reserves the right to withhold prizes if there is no claim by the winner to accept the prizes offered.