World’s Coolest Winter – Season 2

Introduction

World’s Coolest Winter – Season 2

With everything it has achieved over the past 51 years, the UAE has become a destination for those who seek exceptional experiences in various fields, and so is its winter, which offers unique and amazing options.

This competition uses the light to reflect the most beautiful natural, cultural and recreational landmarks of the UAE, highlight its diverse tourism activities and encourage the public and photographers to share their experiences in a winter that is full of activities and events, and to take the most wonderful pictures that reflect the uniqueness and beauty of nature, and the UAE’s fertile environmental diversity that enriches experiences. It allows them to enjoy its warm winter, in deserts, plains, valleys and mountains, uniqueness of its sea view, diversity of its wildlife, and celebrate the faces, streets and society of the UAE with the creativity of their lenses.


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Winter in the UAE:

The United Arab Emirates have exceeded tremendously in enhancing the living standards of their people and residents due to its improving infrastructure and dynamic recreational and entertainment facilities.

We invite you to interpret this through your photographs; and creatively portraying the UAE’s values for tolerance, coexistence, togetherness and humanity.

Prizes

* All prizes will be delivered to the winners at HIPA office exclusively within a month of announcing the results ONLY.


World’s Coolest Winter – Supported by Canon

Position Prizes
Grand Winner Canon EOS R with RF24-105mm F4-7.1 is STM Lens Kit, Black
1st Canon Eos RP With Rf24-105mm F4-7.1 Is STM Lens Kit
2nd Canon EOS R10 Mirrorless Camera + RF-S 18-150mm
3rd Canon EOS M50 Mark II Mirrorless Camera, Black + EF-M 15-45mm

World’s Coolest Winter – Supported by Nikon

Position Prizes
1st AED 3000 - Nikon Store Voucher
2nd AED 2000 – Nikon Store Voucher
3rd AED 1000 – Nikon Store Voucher

World’s Coolest Winter – Supported by Grand Stores

Position Prizes
1st AED 3000 – Grand Stores Voucher
2nd AED 2000 – Grand Stores Voucher
3rd AED 1000 – Grand Stores Voucher

World’s Coolest Winter – Supported by Huawei

Position Prizes
1st Huawei Mate 50 Pro
2nd Huawei Mate 50 Pro
3rd Huawei Mate 50 Pro
 

Rules & Regulations

By participating, you understand, acknowledge and fully, irrevocably and unconditionally agree to abide and be bound by the following rules:

SUBMISSIONS
  1. The competition is open for online submissions only through the registration page available on www.hipa.ae.
  2. Submissions will be accepted from 00:01 on 1st January 2023 Until 24:00 on 31st January 2023 UAE standard time (i.e. GMT +4). No submissions will be accepted after that time
  3. Participants must be individuals aged 18 years and over, at the time of their submission
  4. You hereby certify that you are eighteen (18) years old or older at the date of submitting your photo(s) to the competition. You further understand and agree that HIPA reserve the right and will automatically and without further notice discard any photo(s) that are found to be submitted by a participant that is below eighteen (18) years old at the time of the submission.
YOUR Photo (s)
  1. You may submit a maximum of five (5) photos for this competition.
  2. You must provide a title and description for each submitted photo.
  3. The same photo must not be submitted twice.
  4. Submitted photo must have an original file in JPEG format, with high quality and resolution, of a minimum 5 MB in size, the minimum of the longest edge should be no less than 2000 pixel and the quality no less than 300dpi.
  5. Submission(s) from mobile phones and drones are allowed.
  6. You are kindly requested to upload the original photo(s) (RAW) or the photo(s) without any editing on the time of submitting the photo(s) to the competition.
  7. All submitted photo(s) must not contain any tag(s), signature(s), initial(s), frame, border(s), logo(s) or any other references and/or marks added by the participant.
  8. Basic technical editing of the photo(s) is acceptable, provided that any such editing does not affect the authenticity and/or genuineness of the photo(s). Advanced editing used to create illusions, deceptions and/or manipulations; including compositing and creative retouching of the photo(s) is prohibited.
  9. HIPA preserves the right to assess and discard from the competition any submitted photo, contrary to the foregoing.
  10. Photos that portray or otherwise include inappropriate and/or offensive contents, including nudity, violence and/or any other contents deemed to be contrary to the UAE religious, cultural and/or public morals traditions and practices will be disqualified.
THE PRIZES
  1. All prizes will be delivered to the winners at HIPA office exclusively within a month of announcing the results ONLY.
  2. HIPA judging panel has the right, at its absolute discretion, to turn down or reject any photo(s) or submission(s) without having to give any notice or explanation to the relevant participant.
  3. Any federal, state/ provincial/ territorial, and/or local taxes, fees and surcharges and taxes (whether foreign or domestic, and including income tax) on any prize that may be awarded to you under the competition will be solely paid by you.
  4. The decision of HIPA judging panel is final and binding on all participants in respect to all matters relating to the competition.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
  1. Submitted photo(s) must be a single work of original material created and/or taken by you, must not contain any materials owned or controlled by a third party for which you have not obtained a license, permission or approval to use, must not infringe the copyright, trademark, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity.
  2. Upon reaching the final stage of judging, you grant HIPA, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty free, sub-licensable right and license to use, publish, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, create derivative works, distribute, have distributed, print, promote your submitted photo(s), in whole or in part, in any form, in all media forms now or hereafter known, anywhere in the world for any purpose, related to the contest, the publication in and HIPA promotional digital and/or printed materials and formats broadcast such as on magazines, printed leaflet and brochures, website and/or through other public online feeds, promoting subsequent contests and/or the work of and HIPA generally.
  3. You must obtain, solely bear the cost for, and provide HIPA within seven (7) calendar days of any request to do so, with any or all of the following:
    1. a) A signed written consent, release and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person(s) appearing in your submitted photo(s), clearly authorizing you to use their picture or likeness for submitting the photo(s) in the manner contemplated by the competition, and authorizing HIPA to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entry(s) for all purposes, in any media now or hereafter known. Please click here to download the draft of the Model Release Form.
    2. b) A signed written license from the copyright owner of any sculpture, artwork, or other copyrighted material that appears in your submitted photo(s), authorizing HIPA to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the relevant entry(s) for all purposes, in any media now or hereafter known;
    3. c) A signed written license from the owner of any private property included in your submitted Photo(s), authorizing HIPA to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the relevant entry(s) for all purposes, in any media now or hereafter known; and
    4. d) A signed written license or release letter from a person who has the right or is able to assert any right over the photo(s) (e.g. employer, agency, etc.) authorizing HIPA to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the relevant entry(s) for all purposes, in any media now or hereafter known; and Please click here to download the draft of the Release form.
    5. e) e. If you have been announced as a winner of the competition (in any category), you grant to HIPA, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty free, sub-licensable right and license to use, publish, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, create derivative works, distribute, have distributed, promote your winning photo(s), in whole or in part, in any form, in all media forms now or hereafter known, anywhere in the world and for any purpose, including but not limited to: display at a potential exhibition of winners, printing on personalized nol cards and/or online highlighting entries or winners of the competition, and promoting the work of HIPA generally.
LIABILITY
  1. You hereby hold harmless, release, indemnify and discharge HIPA and its partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers and representatives from all liability, claims, judgments, demands, controversies, agreements, damages, actions and causes of action whatsoever, arising out of or related in any way to the photo(s), the competition or the conduct of the competition and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded, whether in law or in equity, no matter what the cause or nature, and you further waive any claims that you may state or assert against HIPA in association with the competition or any of its associated activities, or in any way related to or resulting from the photo(s), competition even if such injury or claims results from or is caused by the negligence or gross negligence HIPA, in whole or in part. You further agree to indemnify and hold harmless HIPA from any claim arising out of your participation in the competition including, without limitation, all claims brought or asserted by any third party as a result of any injury or loss that you or they may sustain in any way associated with your participation in the competition.
  2. If HIPA, at its sole discretion, is of the opinion that you have breached any of the rules, we have the right to disqualify you from the competition, and in such circumstances you must re-pay to HIPA all costs undertaken in relation to your submission(s) and participation in the competition, including but not limited to (if and to the extent applicable) any travel costs incurred, and re-pay the competition prize money and return any trophies or certificates at your own cost.
  3. Under no circumstance will HIPA be liable for any:
    1. lost, late, misdirected, stolen, illegible or incomplete Submissions;
    2. error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, submitted Photo(s)
    3. problems, failures or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software, email, players or browsers, on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any website, or on account of any combination of the foregoing;
    4. incorrect or inaccurate information, caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Competition or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of the Photo(s) and/or the Submissions; and/or
    5. injury or damage to any Participant or to any computer related to, resulting from or in connection with the Competition.
  4. If, for any reason, the competition is not capable of being conducted as anticipated, due to computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of HIPA, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the competition, we reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition as deemed appropriate, disqualify any participant, and/or select winners from all eligible photo(s) submitted prior to the termination, cancellation, modification or suspension. HIPA reserves the right to correct any typo-graphical, printing, computer programming or operating errors at any time.
GOVERNING LAW
  1. The Competition, your Submission(s) and the Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Emirate of Dubai and the applicable federal laws of the United Arab Emirates, and any aspects or disputes arising out of or in connection with the Competition and/or your Submission(s) will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Dubai courts (as established by Law No. (3) of 1992 and Law No. (13) of 2016).