Celebrate RMIT Alumni Singapore (RMITAS) started out from humble beginnings. In 2000, a group of RMIT alumniwere galvanized to register the Alumni Association (that was already operating in Singapore for nearly 10 years) to give legitimacy to the growing RMIT alumni community creativity! — the graduates from RMIT Melbourne as well as from SIM-RMIT in Singapore were increasing at a rate of 3000 per year! As such, RMITAS was officially registered with the Registry ofSocieties in January 2001 and held its inaugural Annual General Meeting in Dec 2001. Competition opens 1 August, 12am SGT To commemorate RMITAS’s 20th Anniversary milestone, we are organising a Photography Competition and call on Total prize pool value: existing students and alumni to participate!* SG $1,200! *Please refer to the Terms & Conditions set out below. Details of the Competition 1) Event RMITAS Photography Competition Theme 1 “Diversity & Inclusion” To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of RMITAS, we would like to incorporate one of the 6 core values of RMIT University with our competition to pay homage to our heritage. 2) Themes Theme 2 “Singapore Rediscovered” Help fellow RMIT Alumni and Students virtually explore Singapore and show a side of the country we’ve never seen. Go outside, explore, capture and rediscover the beauty of Singapore! Theme “Diversity & Inclusion” “Singapore Rediscovered” 1st August 2021 1st October 2021 Submission Opens: 00:00hrs 00:00hrs 3) Important Dates 29th August 2021 29th October 2021 Submission Closes: 23:59hrs 23:59hrs Dates and time stated are in GMT +8:00, SGT time zone and 31st October 2021 may be subject to changes at Voting Opens: 31st August 2021 00:00hrs 00:00hrs RMITAS’ discretion 10th September 2021 10th November 2021 Voting Closes: 23:59hrs 23:59hrs Announcement 11th September 2021 11th November 2021 of Results: This Competition is only open to students and alumni of RMIT University (including RMIT Partner universities such as SIM or Kaplan) who are currently residing within Singapore, and must have a Singapore mailing address to be eligible to win the prize. 4) Eligibility Criteria Staff of RMIT, RMITAS committee members & their immediate family may not enter the Competition, however where an entrant is also a student (e.g. a researcher or PhD student), they may enter the Competition. “Immediate family” means mum, dad, brother, sister, step-parent, or step-sibling. Details of the Competition There is no fee required to enter the contest and no restrictions on the equipment you choose to use. However, please note that all submissions need to be in JPEG or PNG format and between the size of 1mb to 4mb. Each participant may choose to participate in either, or both, of the themes but will only be allowed to submit a maximum of 3 photographs per theme. No 5) Submission Criteria plagiarism is strictly allowed. All submissions are to be made at the following link https://forms.gle/wwjQTGCPahHkzvon9, adhering to the submission timelines above in point (3). Please populate the Google form for every submission that you make. Winning Entry: S$300* First Runner-up: S$200* Second Runner-up: S$100* 6) Prizes Prize Pool Per Theme: S$600* Total Prize Pool: S$1,200* *Prizes will be given out in the form of Capitamall Vouchers. Participants are only allowed to submit their entries between the submission opening and closing date/time for the respective theme of interest – refer to point (3) above. Voting will commence 2 days after the respective closing dates, and all short- 7) Competition Mechanism listed entries will be posted on RMITAS’ Facebook by the judging panel. Voting will cease 10 days thereafter. The top 3 short-listed entries for each theme that have garnered the most likes on Facebook during the voting period will win. Information contained above is not exhaustive. Entry into this Competition deems your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions, including the information contained within the FAQ. All participants are required to read both the Terms and Conditions and FAQ in full. Terms and Conditions 1 This Competition is organised and conducted by RMIT Alumni 15 Entry into this competition does not confer the right for the Singapore (“RMITAS”) (UEN: T01SS0026K). entrant to utilise RMITAS, RMIT University or its affiliates’ name and branding for the sole purpose of marketing, co-marketing, 2 Executive Committee members of RMITAS, including staff and advertising or promotional means. freelance contributors, are not permitted to enter or make submissions to the RMITAS Photography Competition 16 By entering the photograph into this Competition, the entrant (“Competition”). guarantees to RMITAS that the above entry requirements have been met. 3 This Competition is only open to students and alumni of RMIT University who are residing within Singapore, and must have a 17 RMITAS reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who has Singapore mailing address to be eligible to win the prize. tampered with the entry process or any other aspect of this Competition. RMITAS further reserves the right in its sole 4 By submitting an entry into this Competition or voting, entrants discretion to disqualify an entrant or invalidate any submission and voters consent to receive promotional and other marketing where there is reason to believe a breach on the Terms and messages from RMITAS, RMIT University and its related Conditions have occurred, or the entrant engaged in any entities. unlawful or other improper misconduct to jeopardise the fair and 5 Information on how to enter and on prizes form part of the proper conduct of the Competition. Terms and Conditions. Entry into this Competition deems your 18 Submission entries that are found to be in breach of these acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Terms and Conditions will be considered invalid and, if awarded 6 All instructions relating to the Competition on RMITAS’ a prize, that prize must be returned to RMITAS. Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/RMITAS/), any 19 The initial review of submissions will be completed by a panel electronic direct mail (EDM) or communique from either from RMITAS for each theme. These short-listed submissions RMITAS or RMIT University also form part of the Terms and (“Qualified entries”) will not win a prize as a result of being Conditions. determined shortlisted. The second round of the judging 7 RMITAS reserves the right to amend these Terms and process will be determined by the public through a public voting Conditions. RMITAS may also cancel or suspend this system (i.e., via the number of likes garnered on the image on Competition if an event beyond the control of RMITAS corrupts Facebook). or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or 20 Qualified entries will be posted on RMITAS Facebook for the proper conduct of this Competition. public to vote by way of utilising the Facebook “Like” feature on 8 Each entrant retains copyright of his or her image(s). The each image. Qualified entries with the most Likes gathered will entrant grants RMITAS, RMIT University, and its affiliates an win. RMITAS has the sole discretion to overrule the votes irrevocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to display, gathered. print, and distribute in any manner any photographs entered in 21 Each theme will have three winners, totalling six winners. this Competition. Proper credit lines will be attributed to each entrant when used. 22 RMITAS will not be responsible for any costs associated with winning or delivery of the prizes unless specifically stated in 9 The entrant must be the copyright owner of any images he/she these Terms and Conditions. The prizes are not transferable, enters into the Competition. All images and submissions must not exchangeable, and cannot be bartered or redeemed for not contain or violate any trademarks or copyright material cash. RMITAS reserves the right to make changes to the prizes owned by any third party and must not plagiarise the work of at any point in time. any other person, whether in whole or in part. The entrant further undertakes to ensure that all submissions will not violate any persons’ rights of privacy in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 ("PDPA"). 10 All details provided by the entrant must be true and accurate. 11 Any post-production and editing must be the work of the entrant, and any submissions with watermarks or branding on them will be invalid and disqualified. 12 The entrant is responsible for obtaining all relevant model and/or property releases and/or permissions where required. 13 The entrant indemnifies RMIT Alumni Singapore, RMIT University and its affiliates against any claim, legal or otherwise, that may arise out of publication of the image. 14 It is the entrant’s responsibility to protect their work from infringement by third parties by entering, at a minimum, metadata into the image. RMITAS will not be liable for any third-party misuse of images Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Q. Please tell me the size and format. Q. Are there any qualifications required to enter the contest? A. Submissions need to be in JPEG or PNG format. JPEG A. You can enter the contest regardless of nationality, age, images use the *.jpg or *.jpeg extension. PNG files use the gender, or professional/amateur status. However you must be *.png extension. Images submitted in other formats (eg. PSD, a student or alumni of RMIT University residing in Singapore TIF, DNG) will be rejected. Images should be sized between with a local mailing address, and must provide all required 1mb and 4mb information for your submission to be deemed valid. Q. Are there any restrictions to the submissions I should be Q. Is there any fee to enter the contest? aware of? A. There is no fee to participate. However, you are responsible for A. In addition to the specified size and format, all submissions costs associated with the entry such as the internet connection should not contain any watermark or any identifying branding fee. on the images. These will not be considered for judging as these cannot be viewed anonymously. You will also have to adhere to the submission theme. Q. Will submitted works be returned? A. No, submitted works will not be returned. Q. Are there any restrictions on the equipment I can use? A. There are no restrictions on the choice of equipment. Pictures Q. Can edited photos be submitted? To what degree can photos can be taken using a smartphone, mirrorless camera, analog be edited and submitted? camera or even DSLR at your personal discretion. A. You can submit photos processed and edited by camera applications, editing applications, software, etc. You may submit colour or black and white photos. Please note that any Q. Is it possible to submit works that are also submitted to post-production and editing must be the work of the entrant, another contest? and any submissions with watermarks or branding on them will A. No. For the photo Competition, you may not submit works that be invalid and disqualified. have been submitted to other contests (this includes works that are similar to those submitted to other contests). Q. Would it be possible for a group to submit a single work? A. Even works submitted by a group will be entered under the Q. After entering, is it possible to submit my work to another name of one representative. Therefore, should the photo win, contest? the individual representative will receive the award rather than A. No. For the photo Competition, even works that are submitted the entire group. to other contests after they have been submitted to this contest will not be accepted, as they will be considered to be works that have been submitted to other contests. Q. Can a work be submitted regardless of when it was taken? A. Yes, a work taken on any date may be submitted. Q. Only works that have not already been presented and released can be submitted for entry, but what about works that have been published on a website or social sites? Q. The work is watermarked or includes copyright information. Is it possible to submit it? Also, is it recommended to include A. You must submit original photos that are unpresented and copyright information in my work? unreleased in all forms of visual media (including advertisements, stock photos, social sites, etc.) and in which A. Any submissions with watermarks or branding on them will be you own all copyrights. invalid and disqualified. Q. Why can't I enter by submitting a printed photo? Q. Please tell me the entry period. A. In order to judge the numerous works submitted from around A. The entry period differs across themes, you may wish to stay the world under the same conditions as fairly as possible, we informed of this via our Facebook page. do not accept printed photos. Q. Can I enter under a nickname? I do not want my real name to Q. Would it be possible to submit a scan of a photograph taken be made public. with a film camera? A. No, you may not enter under a nickname. Please use your A. Yes, you may submit it. legal name when making a submission. Q. My photo has a date stamp. Can I submit it? Q. Would it be possible to enter multiple times? A. Yes, you may submit photos with or without a date stamp for A. It is possible to enter up to 3 submissions per theme per this contest. Either is fine. entrant. No further entries will be processed if the same person is determined to have submitted multiple times exceeding the number set by the rules. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Q. Would it be possible to submit entries for all of themes? A. Yes, you are not restricted from providing submissions to the different themes. Q. Would it be possible to cancel my entry and resubmit another work after submission? A. No it would not be possible. Any submission is deemed as final. Q. What will happen if I leave part of the entry form blank by mistake? A. The entry form cannot be sent unless all required sections have been completed. Any mandatory sections which have been skipped will be indicated on the screen, so please do not leave any of these sections blank. Q. What will happen if my data is lost or damaged due to an incident during data transmission? A. RMIT Alumni Singapore will not bear any form of responsibility for this. Please ensure to back up and store your data prior to your submissions. Q. Would it be possible to submit works through recording media such as a CD-R? A. No, it would not. Entries are only accepted through the Internet through the Google form. Q. Who do I reach out to, and how, if I have more questions or require support? A. You may wish to drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.