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2011 Macao Magazine Photo Contest Rules

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Sponsor is the Gabinete de Comunicação Social de Macau (GCS)


The Macao Magazine Photography Contest begins November 1, 2011 and ends April 30, 2012.

Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these official rules.

By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules. This is a skill based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of winners.


Contest is open to all individuals residents or not in Macau.


Photographs must focus the following aspects of Macau: People, Professions, Nature, Culture, Heritage and Daily Life.

There is no limit on the number of entries per person.

Each entry must comply with the following requirements:

Photographs must be in digital format. All digital files must be 5 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG or JPG format, and must be at least 1,600 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,600 pixels tall (if a vertical image).

Photographs must be send to Macao magazine headquarters in a CD with the name, address and contacts of the photographer in English.

Photographs must have been taken within 6 months before the date of entry and may not previously have won any award.

Only minor burning, dodging and/or color correction is acceptable, as is cropping.

The photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contest entrant. By entering the Contest, entrant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the photograph.

The photograph must not contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.

All entries must be submitted and received by February 29, 2012 at 5:00 PM at Macao Magazine – Macaulink, Av. Infante D. Henrique, 43-53A, The Macau Square, 8 Floor-L, Macau Special Administrative Region.  

The entries can be submitted personally or by registered mail.

Results will be announced in the April Macao magazine and its website

Proof of submission is not proof of receipt. Sponsor reserves the right to examine the original photograph/source material in order to confirm compliance with these rules.


The First Place winner will receive US$ 200,00. Second prize will be US$ 150,00 and third prize US$ 100,00 The winning photographs will be published in the April 2012 Macao magazine.


The judge will be composed by 3 professional photographers whose named will be announced in due time.


By entering the Contest, all entrants grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to the Sponsor and Publisher of Macao Magazine, to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit) in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known, including, but not limited to: Display at a potential exhibition of winners; publication of a book featuring select entries in the Contest; publication in magazines or online highlighting entries or winners of the Contest. Entrants consent to the Sponsor doing or omitting to do any act that would otherwise infringe the entrant ‚moral rights. Display or publication of any entry on an Authorized Party‚ or website does not indicate the entrant will be selected as a winner. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use. Additionally, by entering, each entrant grants to Authorized Parties the unrestricted right to use all statements made in connection with the Contest, and pictures or likenesses of Contest entrants, or choose not to do so, at their sole discretion. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.


If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of NGS that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Macao magazine reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest. If Sponsor elects to cancel or terminate the Contest, Sponsor will not retain any rights in the submitted photographs, and will return the fees submitted with each entry.

Entrants are responsible for complying with these Official Rules.


Winners' names will be available online at www.macaomagazine.net after April 30, 2012 and will be published together with the winner photos in the Macao Magazine issue of May 2012.