Who Is Eligible? The London International Creative Competition, hereafter referred to as LICC, is open to anyone 21 years of age or older, from any country.
If not entering online, then every contestant must fill out one Payment Summary Form per person. No entry will be processed unless the entry fee is attached or has been pre-paid. Work submitted without the proper forms and payment will be disqualified. Work must be postmarked by the deadline posted online. LICC retains the right to disqualify any entry that does not meet our basic requirements.
All entries must include the appropriate entry fee payable to the London International Creative Competition (LICC) in U.K. currency. Identifying Marks and Signatures
No title, caption, signature, stamp and any other identifying marks is allowed anywhere on the print, slide/transparency or digital image.
Packing Your Entries For Submission Please package your work carefully to prevent any damage during shipping.
You may enter your work in as many of the categories offered by LICC as you deem appropriate. LICC judges will not switch your entry into a different category for you.
Return of Entries Do not submit original slides or negatives. Return of entries is strongly discouraged, however, if they must be returned, make sure to include an aptly sized self-addressed, stamped mailer and appropriate shipping fees with your submission. A £10 handling fee must also be included. Every effort within reason will be made to return entries. Entries received without a return mailer plus adequate postage and handling fees will not be returned. LICC will not be responsible for any damaged or lost submissions.
Use of Images Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist. Any image used by LICC shall carry the artist's credit line. Use may include publication in any LICC media sponsor publication. All entrants understand that any image submitted to the competition may be used by LICC for marketing and promotional purposes directly related to the LICC competition. Request to use an image will be sent out prior to each use for the artist's approval. The artist has the right to refuse any use of her/his image, outside of the LICC website and the LICC Annual Book.
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Why we collect personal information
Why do we collect personal information? Because it helps us deliver a superior level of customer service by keeping you posted on the latest announcements, updates, special offers and events that you might like to hear about. It also allows us to contact you should you place in the competition or should a sponsor express interest in one of your images. If you do not want LICC to keep you up to date with LICC news, updates and latest information and services, then please let a member of staff know.
What information we collect
There are a number of situations in which your personal information may help us give you better service. For example, we may ask for your personal information when you’re discussing a service issue on the phone with an associate, entering the competition, participating in an online survey, registering, purchasing tickets. At such times, we may collect personal information relevant to the situation, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and contact preferences; your credit card information and information about LICC services you signed up for. We collect information for marketing research purposes – such as where you live – to gain a better understanding of our customer and thus provide more valuable service. We also collect information regarding customer activities on our website and on related websites. This helps us to determine how best to provide useful information to customers and to understand which parts of our website and Internet services are most of interest to them.
When we disclose your information
At times we may be required by law or litigation to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary.
How We Protect Your Personal Information
LICC takes precautions – including administrative, technical, and physical measures – to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and misuse as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
Integrity Of Your Personal Information
LICC has safeguards in place to keep your personal information accurate, complete, and up to date for the purposes for which it is used. Naturally, you always have the right to access and correct the personal information you have provided. You can help us ensure that your contact information and preferences are accurate and complete, and up to date. And you can request a copy of your personal information, your registration history and your interactions with our sales and support agents by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LONDON INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE COMPETITION AGREEMENT AND ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
This agreement and acceptable use policy (the “Agreement” of the “AUP”) provides important information about your participation with LICC, so you should take the time to read and understand it. You may review, save or print any part of this Agreement. We encourage you to print out a copy of this entire document and refer to it as you participate in LICC. As used herein, LICC “means and refers to London International Creative Competition.”
IMPORTANT: IF YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT, YOU MUST DO SO AS IT IS PRESENTED TO YOU – NO CHANGES (ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS) WILL BE ACCEPTED BY LICC.
LICC may change, add or remove any part of this Agreement, or any part of LICC services and features, including price and deadlines, at any time. If it does so, LICC will post such changes on the LICC site.
IF ANY FUTURE CHANGES ARE UNACCEPTABLE TO YOU, YOU SHOULD NOT SIGN UP FOR LICC. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF LICC.US AND THE PARTICIPATION IN LICC NOW, OR FOLLOWING THE POSTING OF NOTICE OF ANY SUCH CHANGES, WILL INDICATE YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT, AND OF ANY SUCH CHANGES.
PARTICIPATING IN LICC
To participate in LICC you must be at least 21 years old.
If you elect to participate in LICC, you agree to pay all charges for LICC at the prices set forth on the LICC site and upon the terms set forth on that site and in this Agreement. All charges are excusive of any value added tax (“VAT”), sales tax or other taxes, except required by applicable law. LICC reserves the right to change prices or to institute new charges for LICC or any portion of LICC at any time, upon prior notice. Price changes and institution of new charges implemented during the time that you registered and before the actual event period will apply to subsequent new registrations after the effective date of the change. All pricing changes will be posted on LICC site, and such posting shall be considered sufficient notice to you of such changes. You are responsible for regularly reviewing pricing information as posted so that you have notice of such changes. Your continued participation in LICC or your failure to cancel your registration after any such changes are posted (or effective) will constitute your acceptance of the prices for subsequent membership periods.
Consult LICC web page for details on billing currency for services purchased on-line. If payment is not received by LICC from your credit card issuer or its agents, you agree to pay all amounts due upon demand by LICC.
LICC will accept cancellations of your registration (and any “add-on” service) five (5) business days prior to the final competition deadline and you will receive a full refund.
AVAILABILITY OF SERVICE
While LICC makes reasonable efforts to ensure that the events listed are available, however LICC does not guarantee, represent or warrant that LICC will be uninterrupted or error-free, and LICC does not guarantee that participants will be able to participate in all competitions and exhibitions offered.
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY GUIDELINES
LICC encourages participants in the on-line world to express their views and to benefit from the interactive experience. However, it is important to remember that there are rules and standards that you must abide by when participating in LICC. These rules and standards are described in this Agreement. As a LICC participant, you agree to comply with this Agreement, and you acknowledge that LICC has the right to enforce this Agreement in its sole discretion. This means that you, or anyone participating in LICC violate the terms of this Agreement, LICC may take any and all appropriate actions – this can range from the issuance of a warning about a violation, to the termination of your participant privileges in LICC to legal action – as LICC deems necessary or appropriate. LICC is not required to provide notice prior to terminating your participation in LICC for violating these rules and standards, but it may choose to do so.
You are solely responsible for your conduct while participating in LICC. A participant in LICC should conform to the requirements of the law, respect the rights of others participating in and around LICC and all third parties. By registering for LICC you agree to use appropriate conduct and language when participating – this includes (but is not limited to) following the rules of LICC, and the rules and regulations of any of the participating sponsors.
LICC reserves the right to terminate your participation in LICC at any time, with cause or without cause. Any such termination may, if LICC elects (any subject applicable to law), be without any refund to you of any prepaid fees or amounts.
Inappropriate conduct falls into a number of categories. The more commonly understood categories are discussed below, although this list is not exclusive.
ILLEGAL AND PROHIBITED CONDUCT
The laws and rules that apply to the United Kingdom and the Unites States Government must be obeyed at LICC as well. If LICC elects to terminate your right to participate in LICC as a result of any illegal or prohibited conduct, LICC may elect, in its sole discretion (subject to applicable law), not to refund any prepaid fees or other amounts to you.
Examples of prohibited conduct are:
Planning illegal activity, such as building a bomb or counterfeiting money.
Using, selling or possessing illegal drugs and related paraphernalia.
Acting in an obscene manner.
LICC reserves the right to cooperate with law enforcement authorities, including complying with warrants, court orders and subpoenas. In addition, LICC reserves the right to comply with any civil court orders and/ or subpoenas. If LICC decides to investigate or resolve possible issues involving you or anything to do with LICC, LICC is entitled, except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, to disclose information about you in LICC possession in connection with your participation with LICC and anything to do with LICC to law enforcement or other government officials, as LICC in its sole discretion believes to be necessary or appropriate. By your acceptance of this Agreement and your participation in LICC, you authorize LICC to take any such actions.
LICC reserves the right to terminate, with or without notice. In such case, you will not be entitled to any refund of your registration/submission costs or of any additional fees you may have paid for upgraded services (subject to applicable law).
Examples of objectionable conduct that violate LICC acceptable use policy are:
Harassing, threatening, or embarrassing another participant of LICC
Stalking another LICC participant
Abusing, or threatening another LICC participant mentally or physically
Please remember that these are only guidelines; there are always “gray areas.” Ask yourself if your communication/behavior is something that you would say in a room full of people you never met, or in the workplace. However, LICC reserves the right to make the final determination about whether your behavior is objectionable or not.
If you encounter something you find inappropriate, you may report it by telling one of LICC staff members.
LICC reserves the right (subject to applicable local law), in its sole discretion, to monitor all LICC features and content.
When LICC becomes aware of possible violations, LICC may initiate an investigation, which may include gathering information from any LICC participants involved, any third party and any complaining party.
During the investigation, LICC may suspend or terminate any or all of the participant’s involvement and/or remove the participant from LICC. If LICC believes, in its sole discretion, that a violation of this Agreement has occurred, it may take responsive action, including but not limited to permanent removal of the participants involved.
If, as a result of any such investigation, LICC believes that any criminal activity has occurred, LICC reserves the right to refer the matter to, and to cooperate with, any and all appropriate law enforcement authorities.
By registering for LICC, you agree (to the extent permitted by applicable law) to waive any claims you may have against LICC, and to hold LICC harmless and indemnify LICC with respect to any claims, relating to any action taken by LICC as part of its investigation of a suspected violation of this Agreement or as a result of its finding or decision that a violation of this Agreement has occurred. This means that you cannot sue LICC or recover any damages whatsoever from LICC as a result of its decision to remove you from LICC, to warn you, to suspend you, or to take any other action during the investigation of a suspected violation or as a result of LICC conclusion that a violation of this Agreement has occurred. This waiver and indemnity provision applies to all violations described in or contemplated by this Agreement.
You expressly agree that your participation in LICC is at your sole risk. LICC services, competitions, exhibitions etc are provided “as is” and “as available” for your participation, without warranties of any kind, either express or implied.
In no case shall LICC, its directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents or contractors be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising from your participation in LICC or for any other claim related in any way to your LICC participation because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, LICC liability shall be limited to the extent permitted by law.
LICC does not endorse, warrant or guarantee any third-party product or service offered through LICC and will not be a party to or in any way be responsible for monitoring any transaction between you and any third parties through LICC. You hereby release LICC from any and all obligations, liability and claims in excess of these liability limitations.
This Agreement represents your entire agreement with LICC. You agree that this Agreement is not intended to confer and does not confer any rights or remedies upon any person other than you, as a LICC participant.
If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. Except as required by applicable non-U.S local or national law, the laws of the state of California, United States Of America, excluding its conflicts of law rules, govern this agreement and your participation in LICC. Your conduct and participation in LICC may be subject to other local, state, national (U.S and non U.S), and international laws. You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or dispute with LICC relating in any way to your participation resides in the courts of the State of California. You further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the California courts in connection with any such dispute, including and claim involving LICC or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunications providers and content providers with respect to LICC.
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California LICC participants receive the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1020 N Street, #501, Sacramento, California 95814, or by telephone at 1-916-445-1254. You can also access the California Department of Consumer Affairs through its web site, www.dca.ca.gov.