1. Target

To celebrate our Moticam's 10th year anniversary we have created this contest whose aim is to promote and encourage photomicrography.

2. Participation

The only way to participate in the contest will be through Motic Europe's website, by following the instructions on Participating is free.

3. Prizes

1st prize: 1 New iPad - 32Gb Wifi+Cellular

2nd prize: 1 New iPad - 16Gb Wifi

3rd prize: 1 iPodTouch - 32Gb

MOTIC reserves the right to substitute one of the prizes with another prize of equal or greater value in the event that the prize is unavailable. The prizes will be sent to the address provided by the winners of the contest without charging any shipping costs. This will be valid in all cases with the exception of shipments outside the EU, in which case the winner will bear the costs of export/import, customs clearance and any extra cost associated to it.

4. Validity of the contest

The participation period will start on the 15th of November 2012 at 9:00h and will finish on the 15th of June 2013 at 23:59h (European Time GMT+1). The decree of the jury will be made public on Motic Europe's website on the 1st of July 2013. Prizes will be awarded throughout the month of July 2013.

5. Conditions

Participants must be of legal age (18 years old) and residing in Europe or Africa exclusively. Motic employees or family members will not be able to participate in this contest. To accept the photographs the following requirements must be met:

a) The photographs can be taken by using any optical microscope or stereomicroscope. It is not necessary to use Motic equipment.

b) The photographs can be in colour or black and white.

c) The format must be exclusively .JPEG, .TIFF or .BMP. The size of the photograph should be between 1MB and 10MB.

d) Each participant can send a total of three pictures, each one sent separately.

e) The photographs need to be sent with the registration form, but it is not necessary to send the form more than once. Make sure all the fields on the form are filled in.

f) The personal data that must be provided by the participant is the one required on the registration form available on the website.

Motic ensures the correct treatment of the data according to Law 15/1999 on Protection of Personal Data (LOPD). If desired, you can exercise your right to consult, rectify or cancel your data by writing to Motic Spain, SLU, Camí del Mig, 112 Polígon Industrial Les Corts, 08349 Cabrera de Mar (Barcelona).

6. Rights

The authors of the photographs assign to Motic the non-exclusive right to use, distribute, reproduce and exhibit all the submitted photographs, whether awarded or not. All submitted photographs can be used by Motic for catalogues, posters, websites and any other commercial and communication purpose that is deemed fit by Motic. The authors of the photographs will not be able to request its withdrawal in the future nor can they claim compensation for its use. Participants agree and are responsible before Motic Spain SLU of complying with the current legislation on intellectual property, industrial patent and image rights on or about the submitted photographs, stating that its use or reproduction – for the concepts mentioned above - do not harm third parties and they are personally responsible for any liability that may arise thereof.

7. Criteria of the Jury

The criteria that will be taken into account are visual impact, content and quality of the photograph. The jury reserves the right to discard the images that do not meet minimum quality requirements. Motic reserves the right to investigate the authenticity of the photographs and discard those that are suspected of having been manipulated.

8. Verdict

The jury will meet during the month of June 2013 and will select the first group of photographs, from which the ten finalists will be the only ones remaining. After a second voting the winners will be chosen from the ten remaining photographs. The verdict will be communicated personally to the winners via e-mail.

9. Acceptance

Participation in the contest implies the full acceptance of the clauses of the contest. The jury's decision is final and inscrutable. 10. Composition of the Jury The jury will consist of professionals in the microscopy sector as well as members of Motic Europe Team.

10. Composition of the Jury

The jury will consist of professionals in the microscopy sector as well as members of Motic Europe Team.


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