All entrants must agree to a number of legal conditions when entering the Contest. Entry of Photos into the Contest implies acceptance of Contest rules, regardless of whether Entrants sign a statement confirming acceptance.

  1. By submitting a photograph (the “Photo”) to the 2011 MIF Photo Contest-In Focus: Shifting Gender Perspectives (the “Contest”), the entrant (“Entrant”) warrants that (a) the Photo is original to and was created solely by Entrant and has not been copied, in whole or in part, from a copyrighted or proprietary work belon­ging to someone else, (b) the Photo does not violate any national laws, copyright or other intellectual property laws, and does not plagiarize, libel, defame, disparage, or otherwise infringe on or violate the rights of any third parties, (c) the Entrant has obtained the necessary permissions in writing to use the image of any and all persons depicted in the Photo; (d) Entrant is legally entitled to submit the Photo in the Contest; (e) the distribution, reproduction, display and any other uses of the Photo by the IDB as permitted herein will not infringe any third party rights, including those of any person who is depicted in, or whose property is depicted in, the Photo; (f) the Photo is not obscene, violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; and (g) the Photo complies with each of the provisions of these terms and conditions.

  2. The Entrant represents that he or she is at least 18 years of age, and is not an employee or consultant of the Inter-American Development Bank (the “IDB”) or the Inter-American Investment Corporation, or an immediate family member of such a person.  An immediate family member means spouse, domestic partner, mother, father, brother, sister, and children, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, (son-daughter-brother-sister)-in law, grandparent, great grandparent, great-great grandparent, grandchild, great grandchild, great-great grandchild, first cousin, step-(parent-children-brother-sister), (parent or grandparent)-in law, and spouses of brothers-in-law or sisters-in-law, great (grandchild-uncle-aunt-nephew-niece-grandparent). For the avoidance of doubt, the Contest is open to individuals only.  Corporate or other entities or groups are not eligible to participate. The IDB reserves the right to verify an individual’s eligibility to participate.

  3. The Entrant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the IDB, its Governors, Executive Directors (or any alternate of any Governor or Executive Director), officers and employees of the IDB, from and against any and all claims, demands, damages, costs, liabilities and causes of action of whatsoe­ver nature that are based upon or arise out of any breach by Entrant of these terms and conditions or of the warranties and/or representations made by the Entrant pursuant to these terms and conditions.

  4. The Entrants are entering this Contest at their own risk.  Each Entrant must agree that, regardless of the outcome, he or she will not challenge the results of the Contest or file any claims or suits against the IDB, or the Governors, Executive Directors (or any alternate of any Governor or Executive Director), officers and employees of the IDB arising from the conduct of the Contest.

  5. Winners will be notified by e-mail, according to information provided on the entry form.   If any winner fails to claim his or her prize (via email at within 10 calendar days of being notified, that winner may forfeit his or her prize. The IDB is not responsible for suspended or discontinued online service or any change of email address which may result in a potential winner not receiving initial prize notification.  If attempted notification is returned as undeliverable, if the winner cannot be verified or if the winner rejects or is otherwise unable to accept the prize as stated, or the winner is otherwise disqualified, the Prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner who will be selected from among all remaining eligible Photos according to the procedures outlined in these terms and conditions.

  6. The Entrant agrees that the IDB need not return to the Entrant any Photos he or she submits and that the IDB may, in its sole discretion, terminate this Contest without any liability to the Entrant.  If the IDB terminates the Contest before its completion, the IDB agrees that it will not use the Photos for any purpose.

  7. The Entrant agrees that the IDB is not endorsing any organization depicted in the Photos entered in, or chosen as winners of, the Contest.

  8. Entrants also grant the IDB permission to publish their name and city in print or other media associated with the Contest.

  9. The IDB reserves the right to disqualify Photos based on content and if information is missing.

  10. By entering, Entrants agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the IDB, its Governors, Executive Directors (or any alternate of any Governor or Executive Director), officers and employees, from any and all third party liability for any injuries, loss, claim, action, demand or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the Contest, including without limitation any third party claim for copyright infringement or a violation of an individual’s right to privacy and/or publicity right.

  11. The IDB is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by web site users or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions to the Contest, including but not limited to any misprints or typographical errors.

  12. The IDB assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Photo entries. The IDB is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer equipment, servers, providers, computer on-line systems, software, or failure of email on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, including injury or damage to Entrant’s or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or uploading images or information in the Contest.

  13. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of completion as planned, including but not limited to, any reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the IDB that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, the IDB reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest without any liability to the Entrant.

  14. The Entrant agrees that the IDB does not need to pay the Entrant for the Photo(s), whether the Entrant wins a prize or not.

  15. The Entrant agrees that the IDB is not acting as an agent, publisher, or intermediary for the Photo(s) the Entrant submits. 

  16. By entering the Contest, Entrant acknowledges that any or all of Entrant’s Photos (including non winning Photos) may be posted on the IDB website,after the Contest ends at the IDB’s sole discretion. In addition, Entrant grants the IDB a non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide license to copy, publish, broadcast, display, distribute, use, edit, translate, alter, combine with other material, reuse and adapt any or all portions of the Photos in any way and for any purpose whatsoever, at any time, now or in the future, in any media now known or hereafter devised throughout the world in any manner what­soever and for any purpose provided that the IDB includes the name of the Entrant and the title of the Photo, if any.  Entrant will retain ownership of his/her Photo, unless he/she accepts a prize in accordance with Section 17 of these Terms and Conditions.  For the avoidance of doubt, the IDB will be the sole owner of any and all intellectual property rights, including copyrights, to any publication or any media provided by the IDB using any Photos submitted to the Contest.

  17. By accepting a prize, the winner irrevocably assigns and transfers exclusively to the IDB all of his/her right, title and interest in and to his/her winning Photo, including but not limited to all copyright and trademark rights which he or she may have worldwide therein, for consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged.

  18. Winners are solely responsible for any taxes on the Prize.


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