#ScotParl20 – Then and Now: Conditions of Entry

By submitting an entry to the #ScotParl20 Then and Now 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 #ScotParl20 Then and Now and is being run by the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (“SPCB”).  Entrants are invited to share images on Instagram in response to the question “How have things changed in the last 20 years?” Entries with party-political content or which promotes their own or third-party goods or services will not be accepted. The competition is open to anyone aged 13 or above who lives in Scotland and is not an employee or close family member of an employee of the SPCB.

2. Entries must be submitted via Instagram by using the hashtag #ScotParl20 in their image caption, following the Scottish Parliament account @scotparl and tagging @scotparl in their entry. Hard copy printed images or digital images on any other social media platform will not be accepted.    

3. Entries should be made up of two images and be submitted as a “carousel” post on Instagram (a function that features one “face” image on the post and then further images that can be accessed on the same post using a swipe function).

4. The winner of the competition will receive one Cobalt Blue Instax Mini 9 camera with 30 rounds of polaroid film plus 10 further rounds of black and white polaroid film as well as a #ScotParl20 goodie bag and a World Press Photo yearbook.
The second and third place runners up entrants will receive a #ScotParl20 goodie bag and World Press Photo yearbook.  Fourth and fifth place runners up will receive a goodie bag each.

These prizes will be presented during the Scottish Parliament’s annual Christmas Carol Concert which takes place at the Scottish Parliament on the 18th December. Accordingly, the winner and runners up will be invited to attend this event to collect their prizes and participate in publicity for the competition. Any winner or runner up who cannot attend the Christmas Carol Concert to collect their prize will have their prize posted to them within 5 working days of this event provided they have supplied address details to allow us to send it to them. Address information will only be used for the purpose of sending the prizes and will be deleted within 5 working days of delivery.

5. The competition closes at 17:00 on 2nd December 2019 and entries received after this time will not be considered.  Winners and runners up will be contacted and notified by direct message on Instagram by the @scotparl account. Entrants who fail to respond within 5 days of being notified of this will be disqualified and the SPCB reserves the right to select another entrant as winner/runner up.  The decision of the SPCB in respect of the competition is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

6. The SPCB 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.

7. 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.

Data Protection
8. If you are happy to provide us with your first name and your age when submitting your entry then please do so, however, this is not essential for participation.  The SPCB will use this information (if provided) and your Instagram username for the purposes of attribution of the entry to the entrant when publishing or otherwise using the entry in accordance with these conditions. We will also contact winners and runners up using their Instagram username to notify them that they have been successful, to arrange post-competition publicity with the winner in accordance with clause 11 and to distribute prizes. The winner and runners up details will then be kept on file by the SPCB for the purposes of attribution of the entries whenever these are used and for no other purpose.  Contact information for unsuccessful entries will be deleted from the SPCB’s system within 6 working days of announcement of the winners/runners up.  The SPCB will not be responsible for any information that you have published online and do not remove from the Instagram platform following the competition deadline.

9. Entrants must have obtained permission of any people featured in the entries (or their parents/guardians if children under 13 are featured) for their likeness to be used in their competition entry.  The entrant warrants to the SPCB that all necessary consents and permissions have been obtained from individuals features in their entry and that their entry does not breach any third-party intellectual property right and will indemnify the SPCB in respect of any third-party claims arising as a result of the SPCB’s use of the entry. The SPCB may require proof of such permission if your entry is selected as a winner or runner up.  

Intellectual property 
10. All entries must be original, new pieces of 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 or have obtained demonstrable consent from any third-party copyright owner to enter their work in the competition as part of the entrant’s entry. The SPCB will require evidence of such consent to use third party copyright from the winner and runners up before prizes are awarded.

11. By entering this competition, entrants who either win or place as runners up grant to the SPCB a non-exclusive, royalty free, perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable licence to use, publish, amend, reformat, reproduce and distribute their entry for the purposes of marketing, advertising and promoting the SPCB and the Scottish Parliament including on the Scottish Parliament website, within future SPCB publications and Scottish Parliament social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  

12. 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.

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

14. Entries will not rejected or disqualified in the following circumstances:-

  • 14.1. where the entrant is unable to demonstrate to the SPCB’s satisfaction that they have obtained all necessary permissions, consents and licenses necessary for the production of their entry (including in relation to individuals featured in their entry and third party copyright owners of photographs featured in the entry); 
  • 14.2. the SPCB has reason to believe the entry is not your own work;
  • 14.3. If they fail to respond within 5 days of being informed that they have been successful as set out in Clause 5; 
  • 14.4. they do not meet the eligibility criteria set out in Clause 1 above;
  • 14.5. their submission is defamatory, distasteful, offensive or shows dangerous or inappropriate behaviour; or
  • 14.6. the entrant has otherwise breached the terms of the Competition.

15. The SPCB reserves the right to cancel, extend, terminate or temporarily suspend the competition at any time without prior notice without liability to any entrants or third parties. 

16. The competition and these conditions are governed by Scots Law and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts.

17. The SPCB accepts no responsibility to entrants for any damage, loss, liabilities or disappointment caused as a result of engaging in the competition, however, the SPCB does not exclude or limit its liability for deal or personal injury caused by its negligence or misrepresentation.