#MyBrawScotland Conditions of Entry

By submitting an entry to the #MyBrawScotland competition, entrants are deemed to have read, understood and accepted the following conditions of entry:

1. The title of the Scottish Parliament Instagram competition is #MyBrawScotland. Entrants are asked to share images on Instagram in response to the question “What makes your Scotland #braw?”. No political campaign or party political logos should be included in the submitted images. The competition is open to anyone, regardless of whether or not they live in Scotland, but the photos should be taken / have been taken in Scotland.

2. Entrants can submit photos via Instagram by using the hashtag #MyBrawScotland in their image caption, following the Scottish Parliament account @scotparl and tagging @scotparl in their photos. Hard copy printed images or digital images on any other social media platform will not be accepted.

3. The competition closes at midnight on Friday 20th July, and entries received after this time will not be considered.

4. The Scottish Parliament is aware that digital photography and the Instagram platform allows for some image enhancement. You can enter images that have had spots, scratches or other blemishes removed. You can have worked on the colour and tone or enhanced the image with filters for the sake of the composition. You can also crop the image to improve composition.

5. We will not accept composite or collage images – entries that stitch two or more separate photographs together to make one image, or entries that superimpose elements photographed separately onto an image. 

6. Entrants under the age of 16 years need to have parent or guardian consent to enter, and must be at least 11 years old. Entrants under the age of 13 must submit via the Instagram account of a person older than 13 and who explicitly gives them consent to enter via their account.

7. When submitting images entrants will be required to provide a caption for each image, along with their first name/age if possible. These details will only be used to attribute a credit to the photographer alongside their Instagram account name when images are published and to contact the winners for the purpose of distributing prizes and to arrange for post- competition publicity in accordance with clause 10. They will be held for no longer than is necessary for those purposes and will not be used for any other purpose.  

8.  Winners and those on the shortlist will be contacted and notified by direct message on Instagram by the @scotparl account. If the SPCB is unable to  contact the winner after reasonable attempts have been made, the SPCB reserves the right to offer the prize to a runner-up.

9. All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The entrants must be the sole owner of copyright in all photographs entered and must have obtained permission of any people featured in the entries or their parents/guardians if children under 16 are featured. Entrants must not have breached any laws when taking their photographs.

10. Entrants will retain their copyright in the photographs that they submit to the SPCB. By entering the competition all entrants grant to the SPCB a licence to publish and exhibit their photographs on the Scottish Parliament website, within future SPCB publications and merchandise and associated Scottish Parliament social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  No fees will be payable for any of the above uses. Entrants whose photograph is chosen as one of the winners also agree to take part in post-competition publicity. While we make every effort to credit photographers, including in printed reproductions of their work, we cannot guarantee that every use of the photographs will include the photographers’ names.

11. Entrants should be aware photos posted to the Scottish Parliament official social media accounts could remain online indefinitely.

12. The decision of the judges in the competition is final and no correspondence will be entered into.