The organiser of the WMA Commission is the WYNG Foundation. Employees and trustees of the WYNG Foundation as well as directors and officers of official partners or those professionally directly connected with the promotion of the WMA Commission are not eligible to enter this competition.
Entries are open to both residents of Hong Kong and other countries. The call for submissions is open to all nationalities.
All applicants should go through the online website: commission.wma.hk
Submissions can be made in English or Chinese.
By making a submission, you agree to be bound by the rules set out by the WYNG Foundation. All entrants agree to participate in any publicity in connection with the WMA Commission as required and to the use of your name and likeness for the purpose of promotion and publicity.
There is no entry fee associated with the WMA Commission.
Submissions are accepted from 1 June 2019 to 30 September 2019 (23:59 Hong Kong Time GMT + 8:00)
Overseas participants should ensure that they are able to stay for at least one month in Hong Kong for the project and also set aside time for the public presentation. Details of the project execution would be agreed upon by both the Foundation and the winner.
The decision of the judges in deciding the WMA Commission recipient is final and the WYNG Foundation will not enter into any correspondence regarding the judging or its organization. The WYNG Foundation reserves the right to conduct an initial round of pre-screening. The actual format of the project will be agreed upon between the winner and the Foundation separately.
The entrant must be the author and owner of copyright, intellectual property and all other proprietary rights in all images entered. You will retain copyright and all other rights to any images you submit. If you are selected as a finalist, you will be invited to submit a full proposal, followed by an interview with the judges. The images you submit may be used for the following purposes:
- Inclusion within the WMA Commission website, WMA website, WYNG Foundation website or similar print or digital media published by the WYNG Foundation for the promotion of the WMA Commission
- Inclusion within marketing and promotional materials (including emails, websites and press packs) for any WMA Commission related programmes
- Distribution of the entries to the press for reproduction in connection with the WMA Commission and related programmes
- All entrants must be able to supply high-resolution images suitable for printing in media. All usage will be for non-profit and promotional purposes related to the WMA Commission and related programmes. There will be no monetary compensation for usage.
The WYNG Foundation reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual(s) who finds to be:
- Tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the WMA Commission
- Violating the rules
- Acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person
- Any false or misleading information provided by any entrant
It is the sole and unfettered discretion of the WYNG Foundation to disqualify proposals containing obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.
RIGHT TO CANCEL OR SUSPEND CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
If for any reason the call for proposals is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the WYNG Foundation that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the WMA Commission, The WYNG Foundation reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the WMA Commission.
RELEASE OF INDEMNIFICATION
The WYNG Foundation is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the call for submissions offer, official rules, or administration of the WMA Commission. The WYNG Foundation accepts no responsibility for any entries that are lost, delayed, damaged, stolen, misdirected or mislaid. The WYNG Foundation is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, or delay in operations or transmission, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind.
The WYNG Foundation shall not be liable for losses or injuries of any kind resulting from: acceptance/possession and/or use/misuse of prize(s)/loss or damage to prize(s) during delivery to the winner participation in the submission process individual, joint or collective technical malfunctions of the telephone network and/or transmission line, internet connections, computer equipment, hardware and/or software any delay or distortion of an entry resulting from data transmissions that are garbled, incomplete, misdirected, lost, mutilated, delayed, corrupted, mechanically duplicated, illegible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Submission Rules.
The WYNG Foundation shall not be liable for damage to your computer (including, without limitation, any server failure or lost, delayed or corrupted data or other malfunction) due, either directly or indirectly, to your participation in the call for proposals or downloading of information in connection with it. WYNG Foundation reserves the right to modify or cancel the WMA Commission in the event that any portion of any website used to administer any aspect of the WMA Commission becomes technically corrupted.
By submitting an entry for the WMA Commission, you warrant to the WYNG Foundation that the entry is wholly original to you and not wholly or substantially copied from any other material and that the entry does not defame, cause injury to or invade the privacy of or otherwise infringe or violate any statutory, common law, regulatory or intellectual property rights of any third party. You agree to fully indemnify The WYNG Foundation and any of the official partners of the WYNG Foundation relating to the WMA Commission in respect of all royalties, fees and other monies owing to any person by reason of your breaching this rule.
Applicants have the right to review, rectify, or cancel any personal data held by the WYNG Foundation and any of the official partners, sponsors or associates by writing to the WYNG Foundation.
The WYNG Foundation collects personal and biographical information from applicants submitting their work to our website. The information is used only by WYNG Foundation for the purpose of the selection of the winner and for contacting applicants. The public does not have access to this database. Once an applicant is selected as a winner, professional e-mail and website addresses may be made available to the public with the winner’s approval.
In light of the provisions in the Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) Ordinance 2012 on the use of personal data for direct marketing purposes have come into force since 1 April 2013, the WYNG Foundation would ensure that all those who have signed on are well informed of the WMA Commission’s latest news and/or events and activities, the organiser would continue to use email addresses provided for sending information regarding the WMA Commission’s activities (including contests, seminars, workshops or other events organised or co-organised by the WMA programme), invitations, news and other relevant communications.
Personal data collected will not be transferred, sold, traded or rented in any form or through any means to other parties. Upon request at any time, the WMA Commission would cease to use one’s personal data. Participants may opt-out from receiving the organiser’s communications or request to access and correct personal data at any time with an email to [email protected]
WMA Commission rules are governed by Hong Kong law. Any disputes arising between the WYNG Foundation and any third party in relation to these submission rules shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Hong Kong SAR.
WYNG Foundation acknowledges that the information is correct at the time of publication – the WYNG Foundation reserves the right to amend any of the above without notice. If there are differences between the English and Chinese versions of the Terms and Conditions and other texts on the call for submission website referring to the submission rules and regulations, the English version of the Terms and Conditions shall prevail.