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Terms and conditions for Hyderabad Hopes 2019 – Photography Contest

  • Hyderabad Hopes 2019 – Photography Contest is being conducted by ‘Liberate’– (a micro – service enterprise registered in Hyderabad, Telangana, UAM No. TS02D0033163).

  • Entrants submitting online entries to this Contest will be deemed to have accepted the following terms and conditions.

  • The Contest is open to all kids residing in Hyderabad and who were born between 31st January 2005 and 31st January 2010 . Proof of age, identity and eligibility may be requested.


  • Entrants must have their parent or legal guardian’s permission to enter the Competition. Parents/legal guardian will be contacted through e-mail or phone number as provided in details by the entrant.

  • Entries must be original photograph/s relating to their hopes for Hyderabad.

       For examples check: Photos

  • Photographs may be taken using a Mobile Phone or a camera. A maximum of three photos per entrant is permitted.

  • Top Entries will be chosen by the Juror by the second week of February 2019.

  • The owners of the Top entries photos will be contacted in the second week of February.

  • Photos chosen as Top entries will be put on display as an exhibition at the Phoenix Arena, Hyderabad on 16th February, 2019.

  • Three winners will be awarded (Contest prize) at a function to be held at the Phoenix Arena, Hyderabad on 16h February, 2019.

Online photo submission guidelines:


  • Liberate will not give any child access to the Contest until his/her parent or guardian has approved their entry to the Contest subject to these terms.


  • Entrants are restricted to one online account. Any entrant found to have multiple accounts may be disqualified.


  • All photos entered into the Contest must be a faithful representation of what the photographer saw at the time of taking the photo.


  • Entrants will be disqualified from the Contest if Liberate or the Juror believe that the images have been manipulated or are not the entrant’s original work. You may be asked to provide a RAW file at any time during the contest, always keep the original photo. Images with watermarks, copyright information, frames, selfies, images that cannot anonymously be judged, overused app application, stickers and emojis will be rejected.


  • Photos uploaded should be no larger than 10MB. Make sure that the image you upload is a JPEG and the highest quality image you have, but do keep the RAW file(s) with you. Digital images should have 1000 pixels on the longest side saved in JPEG format at 72 ppi. Each image should be labelled with consecutive numbers followed by your name i.e. 1FirstName_LastName.jpg. Please do not watermark your images


  • The same or similar photos to those entered into the Contest must not have been or must not be entered into any other competition where the announcement of the winners is before 16th February 2019. Any photos entered that have previously won a a photography competition will be rejected.


  • The starting date for entries is 1st January 2019 in Hyderabad and closing date for entries is 31st January 2019 in Hyderabad. Any entries received by Liberate after this time will be rejected from the Contest.

Results & Communication


  • All Top entries in the Contest will be notified by Liberate by email, in the second week of February 2019. The decisions of the judge and 'Liberate' are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

  • Other entrants will not be contacted in respect of their entry. No feedback will be given on any entry.


  • Prizes will be awarded to the winners as decided by the juror. 1st prize of Rs. 5000 worth Amazon gift vouchers, 2nd prize of Rs. 3000 worth Amazon gift vouchers and 3rd prize of Rs. 2000 worth Amazon gift vouchers. Downloadable certificates for all participants. Additional prizes may be awarded to runners-up but this is at the sole discretion of the juror and 'Liberate'.

  • Prizes are non-exchangeable and no cash alternative will be offered. Liberate may substitute a reasonably equivalent prize if any of the above prizes are unavailable for any reason. Prizes will be presented at an awards ceremony to be held at the Phoenix Arena, Hyderabad, on 16th February 2019, where the winners will be announced. Winners will be invited to the awards ceremony, however 'Liberate'  cannot pay for any travel or related expenses.

  • If we do not receive a response after notifying an entrant that they have been selected as a winner, or if any selected winner becomes not contactable at any time up to and including the awards ceremony, the RSPCA and/or the judges may select another winner in their place.

Terms of use

  • All photos submitted must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other person. The parent or guardian of the entrant agrees to indemnify Liberate in respect of any claim from a third party that the entrant’s work infringes the rights of that third party.


  • Entrants retain the copyright in their submitted photos. However, by entering, the entrant gives Liberate a ten year, non-exclusive, worldwide royalty-free license to use, reproduce, exhibit and post the submitted photos in any and all media, including media platforms yet to be envisaged for the purposes of: (a) promoting and publicising this Contest or future Contests by Liberate  (b) display on the Liberate * web page/social media pages. The entrant’s permission will be sought for any further use of the photos, including on licensed products, which will be agreed as the subject of a separate agreement.


  • Liberate cannot be responsible for any entries that are lost, delayed, misdirected, damaged or incomplete or for failure to receive or properly register any entries, for any technical failure or malfunction or other reason. Entries cannot be returned so please retain a copy.


  • Liberate reserves the right to change, cancel or supersede the Contest  or any aspect of it at any time if, in its sole discretion, the Contest is not capable of being conducted as envisaged. In which case a refund of the entry fee will not be made.

Personal information

  • Each entrant's parent or legal guardian agrees that, only for the purposes of promoting the Contest and future Contests held by Liberate , Liberate  may; (a) use and publish the entrant’s first name, surname and age (b) disclose the entrant’s name & age, town or county to third parties. Liberate  shall seek the entrant’s parent or legal guardian’s prior consent before disclosing any further personal data publicly or to third parties.


  • Personal information provided by entrants will be used for the purposes of administering the Contest and their entry (including sharing it with the judge as necessary for this purpose) and contacting the entrant about any future contests conducted by Liberate. Liberate  will use the contact details of the parent or guardian of entrants to seek their consent to the entrant’s participation in the Contest and administer their child’s entry.


  • All entrants have the right to withdraw their entry prior to the closing date of 31st January 2019 by 12am by sending an email request to The entrant’s account will be closed as soon as reasonably possible.

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