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Terms and Conditions

Students
  • Students applying for the competition should 16 years and above as on October 31, 2019
  • Any individual who is currently studying in an education Institute (may or may not be affiliated to any other body/board) can participate in the competition
  • Students from higher secondary onwards up to post-graduation level can apply in this category
  • Working professionals currently pursuing a diploma or part-time course will not be allowed to participate in this category
  • Participant needs to produce a valid identification card provided by the institute, Bonafide letter or Declaration from the Principal/HOD which states that they are currently pursuing a degree from their institute along with the period
  • Individual participants aged below 18 years, need to submit consent letter from their parents before applying for the competition

Terms and Conditions

Definitions

Competition Power of Print 2019
Competition Management This competition is organised by Bennett Coleman Co & Ltd (‘BCCL’ or ‘Management’); organizers are responsible for the overall conduct of the same in Indiark
Microsite www.timespowerofprint.com
Participant Any student or a team of two form the creative / communication agency that participate in the competition by submitting an entry on the microsite
Jury A group of persons appointed by Management to determine the winners
Terms and conditions (T&C) These terms governing the Competition, as may be amended from time to time
  • These Terms, Conditions and Guidelines (these “Terms”) are applicable to and govern the “Power of Print 2019” organized and conducted by Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd in India
  • By participating in the Competition, Participant agrees to abide by and be bound by these Terms
  • These Terms may be modified without any prior notification. Participant is advised to regularly review these Terms. If there is any disagreement with any of the Terms and any amendments thereto, Participant must not participate in the Competition

Objective

To invite creative minds to build an impactful creative Print Ad based on the theme decided for the competition. The competition is open to both students and professionals who fit into the criteria as defined below:


Eligibility Criteria

Students
  • Students applying for the competition should 16 years and above as on October 31, 2019
  • Any individual who is currently studying in an education Institute (may or may not be affiliated to any other body/board) can participate in the competition
  • Students from higher secondary onwards up to post-graduation level can apply in this category
  • Working professionals currently pursuing a diploma or part-time course will not be allowed to participate in this category
  • Participant needs to produce a valid identification card provided by the institute, Bonafide letter or Declaration from the Principal/HOD which states that they are currently pursuing a degree from their institute along with the period
  • Individual participants aged below 18 years, need to submit consent letter from their parents before applying for the competition

Agency
    Team consisting of two participants from an advertising/creative agency can apply for the competition
  • Both the participants must belong to the same organization and should be full time employees as on June 30, 2020. Participant will be asked to submit documents to support this at the time of submitting their entry
  • Any two-people working in a creative / communication full service agency can form a team and take part in the competition
  • Students are not allowed to participate under this category
  • An individual/team can apply multiple times provided the creative with which they are applying is different from the one already applied with. Every creative will be treated as a different entry for the competition
  • Winning teams from the past are not eligible to apply for Power of Print 2019. However, if one person from the winning team forms a new team with a different individual, he /she be eligible to participate as a new team
  • Participant on notice period cannot apply for the competition

General Eligibility Criteria for participation (applicable for all categories)

  • Participant should hold a valid Indian Passport with minimum 6 months of validity as on December 31, 2020
  • In case of absence of the valid Indian Passport, a participant of Indian origin, holding a foreign Passport with minimum 6 months of validity as on December 31, 2020 along with any 1 of the below mentioned documentation proofs can apply for the competition. These documents, issued by competent authorities in India, can be asked from the participant at any given time of the competition for verification purpose
    • Birth Certificate
    • School leaving certificate
    • Aadhar card
    • OIC card (Overseas Citizens of India)
    • Domicile Certificate
    • PIO card (Person of Indian origin)
    • Voting Card
  • A Participant may be disqualified if there is any conflict with any of the stakeholders of the Competition, and this is identified at any point of time during the Competition
  • If the participant is found to have plagiarized or infringed any third party’s copyright in any aspect of his/her entry, the participant will be disqualified
  • BCCL employees, Affiliates, Partners, Contractors, Sponsors, Immediate family members (Parents, Spouse, Children & Grand Children) and Validation agency employees who have been part of the process are refrained from participating in any weekly finale exam or event and shall stand disqualified with immediate effect and shall be liable to return the prize or benefit received and at our sole discretion pay penalty, damages and compensation and indemnify us against any claims, expenses or liability from any person, entity or third party by this act or omission of the employees or relative
  • An organization cannot participate on behalf of its sister units, parent organization or other organizations under the parent organization
  • The final eligibility of the Participant will be subject to the discretion and approval of the management and Jury

Gratification

  • Agency: The National level winning team will be sent to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, 2020 and win a Times Power of Print Trophy. Zonal level winners will be chosen from North, South, East and West and will be awarded special hampers. Winning campaign of agencies will be published in all The Times Group publications, supported by a multi crore budget.
  • Student: National level winning team will win an internship with Croma. Zonal level winners will win Croma vouchers.

Submission Format

  • Participants need to make an online submission (Print Ad) on the microsite based on the brief shared
  • Participants should submit their creative entry in a A2 board (420 x 594 mm). Must be mounted on cardboard/sun board and should not be more than 2mm thick along with a JPEG (Applicable only for agency category)
  • The A2 board needs to be couriered to the following address within a week’s time post the online submission being made by the participant
    Shambhavi Mishra
    Times of India, 5 th Floor, Times Tower, SB Marg, Lower Parel W, Mumbai 13

Receipt of entries

  • Call for entry for the Competition will be announced via one or more relevant media platforms - through social media websites, or by direct communication with potential Participants or on the Microsite / website and that shall be construed to be adequate notice for call for entries
  • The Management will provide the competition brief on the Microsite regarding what is expected from the Participant
  • Participant can apply for the competition by submitting the creatives on the microsite
  • All entries must be submitted on the website www.timespowerofprint.com
  • Last date for receiving completed entries is 00:00 06/12/2019
  • Receipt of creatives after last date for receipt may be permitted only at the discretion of the Management
  • Management will not be responsible for registration forms that are damaged / lost due to lack of or lapse in any communication because of internet failure

Completeness of Entries/ Disqualification

  • All mandatory fields of the registration form need to be complete in all respects; else it may be disqualified from participation
  • Entries will be accepted in English language only
  • The work submitted by the Participant must be original in nature and created for this competition only
  • No work which is copied / replicated / influenced / redone by an existing campaign will be permitted to participate
  • All work submitted by the Participants for the Competition, including but not limited to Intellectual Property Rights therein, will be owned by the Management

Timelines

  • Efforts will be made to adhere to the defined timelines. However, the defined timelines are subject to change based on circumstances
  • Management and its sub-contractors shall not be held accountable / liable for any disruptions / stoppages / interruptions or cancellation of the Competition or its ceremony or any part of its processes or public voting because of any factors beyond its control

Additional Information

  • Participants may be contacted for any additional information to verify the information provided. Such information sourced from the participants will become part of the original application.
  • Management has the right to ask for documentary proof of information. If such a request is made and the participant does not comply within 5 working days from the date the request is made, the participant may be disqualified from the competition
  • Information provided by the Participant will be confidential and will be used only for the limited purpose of evaluating the Participant’s entry to this Competition
  • Management or a team appointed by Management will try to contact the Participant on best effort basis by any means deemed appropriate.
  • In the event that it is not possible to contact any Participant to obtain information on them, interview them, etc. such Participant may be disqualified from further participation
  • The participant hereby irrevocably authorizes the Management to use the data gathered during and/or the Competition in respect of the participants. This shall be the property of BCCL and BCCL shall be entitled to use the same for communications including marketing promotions and advertisements along with/without BCCL’s or its sponsor’s brand.
  • Management shall not be liable in any manner for any mishap, accident, injury or damages etc. of whatsoever nature, caused to the participants during the Competition. Further, Management shall not be liable in any manner for any loss, damage, theft, or any other mishap caused during the Competition.

Winner determination

  • An independent jury appointed by the Management will evaluate the entries and determine the winners for the Competition
  • The winner of agency category will attend the Cannes Festival 2020 to be held in Cannes between June 22-26, 2020 on the jurisdiction of the management
  • The travel from the Winner’s domicile state to France shall be by borne by the BCCL. The Winners shall not be given any option to choose airlines / hotels etc. No request of preferred airlines / hotels / date/s etc. of the Winners shall be entertained by BCCL. The trip to France is not cashable by the winners at any point
  • The visa fees and charges along with Hotel at France will be borne by the Management for the winners. Management will provide certain amount to the team for other related expenses such as point to point local travel such as Residence to Airport, Airport to Hotel, Hotel to stadium & back, meals etc. Any other additional expenses, of whatsoever nature, will not be borne by BCCL and the Winners shall have to bear such additional expenses at their own cost
  • Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd shall not be responsible for any change in the schedule of the travel to the event. In case, the Winners wish to stay or extend stay beyond the stay organized by the Management, the Winners shall bear all expenses / charges including charges towards traveling back to his/her home city, accommodation, food, local travel, insurance etc. during his/her extended stay in France
  • In case of extended stay of the Winners in France, the Winners, specifically releases and discharges BCCL and its management from any and / or all liabilities/ responsibilities whatsoever BCCL may have towards the Winners due to this Competition
  • To comply with all terms and conditions of the air-ticket, airline operator, travel operator, Hotel, destination country etc. will be the responsibility of the Winners. BCCL shall be in no way responsible to the Winners or their legal heirs/successors/representatives for any loss, damage, personal or property because of travel, and arising out of and about the participation in this Competition
  • The Winners shall be responsible for his/her own behavior, misconduct, unlawful acts, actions/inactions etc. during the entire trip including his/her stay in France and the Winners hereby indemnify and shall keep indemnified, BCCL, its subsidiaries, affiliates, associates, directors, employees, agents etc. from any claim, actions, suits, dispute/s, liability etc. arising due to or in connection thereto or out of the aforesaid misbehavior, misconduct, unlawful acts, actions/inactions etc. of the Winners
  • Management will cover the entry fees for the winners to compete at the Cannes Festival 2020
  • The Winners must have a valid Indian passport for a minimum six-month validity as on December 31, 2020. In case the selected Participant does not have a valid passport, it is the discretion of the Management to choose the next Winner
  • The trip shall not be transferable / redeemable against any other service offered by the Management nor for cash. No request shall be entertained by the BCCL in this regard

General

  • Participant agrees that the Participant is legally capable of entering and, if selected, participating in the Competition and agrees to the Terms and that Participant is competent (i.e. Participants are of legal age and mental capacity) and eligible to enter into this legally binding agreement on Participant
  • Participant understands and agrees that merely participating in this Competition does not entitle the Participant to a prize or to any other form of consideration
  • Participant warrants and represents to the Management that all information including any communications, software, photos, text, video, graphics, music, sounds, images and other material submitted or recorded in any manner by the Participant or the partners of Management including the Management for consideration for the Competition are solely owned by the BCCL Management and do not infringe upon any other individual or organizational rights (including, without limitation, intellectual property rights). Participant shall be completely responsible for handling any infringement or alleged infringement and shall indemnify the BCCL entities (in India or abroad), and the Competition Management from any claims, costs or damages from infringement or alleged infringement of the logo or trademark or copyright or any kind of intellectual property right or the defines of a claim or any costs payable thereof
  • Participant must enter the Competition at their own will and the Management is not in any way obligated or liable for any loss or costs that the Participant may suffer or incur and nothing is payable to the Participants for participating in the Competition or any event prior to or following the Competition
  • Participant for the purpose of entering the Competition and by submitting the entry, automatically grants BCCL a royalty-free, irrevocable, worldwide, transferable, exclusive right and license to use and display such entry and or any intellectual property in relation to and arising out of such participation in the Competition and footage thereof, which shall include trade publications, press releases, electronic posting to the Website, the BCCL website in any display format selected by BCCL during the Competition or use by BCCL as it deems fit
  • The Management reserves the right to, at its discretion, withdraw or amend or add to the T&C of the Competition at any time, with prospective or retrospective effect, and does not take responsibility for any loss or damage that any individual or organization may suffer because of participating or attempting to participate in the Competition, the Competition being withdrawn, or its Terms amended
  • Should a Participant wish to withdraw from the Competition, kindly inform management in writing at any time up to two weeks prior to the final ceremony
  • All disputes relating to or arising out of the Competition shall be subject to the laws of India, and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of competent jurisdiction at Mumbai, India
  • The Participants indemnify BCCL, its employees, officers, contractors, partners or other persons used by them in relation to this Competition and hold them harmless against any loss, claim, demands, costs, damages, judgments, expenses or liability (including legal costs) arising out of or in connection with any or all claims, that may be brought against the Management by any third party in connection with the Participants’ participation in or winning the Competition, which is inconsistent with any of the warranties and representations made by the Participants, or due to breach of these Terms and shall pay BCCL for any loss, costs, expense, or damage to which said indemnity applies.
  • Decision of Management on all matters is final and binding on all Participants and no correspondence will be entertained on the same
  • In the event these Terms do not cover any question or complaint in relation to the Competition, the same will be concluded on by the Competition Management (for all other issues) or an independent body or legal team as appointed by the Competition Management and deemed necessary
  • The Participant agrees to give full consent unconditionally for BCCL to share any information provided by the Participant with agencies working with them with regards to the program, its recording and broadcasting and related activities including agencies involved with BCCL
  • The decision of BCCL in relation to the interpretation of any of these Terms shall be final and binding on the participants
  • If Participants are unclear as to the Terms or any element of the Competition or have any queries/concerns pertaining to the Competition, they can write in with their questions, concerns or queries to the following email address: timespowerofprint@timesgroup.com BCCL shall endeavour to the best of its ability to respond thereto.

Microsite

The website is only an informational website (the “Microsite”) for the Competition. BCCL or its subsidiaries or holding entities (“Bennett Group”) are not liable or responsible for any action or decision taken by Participant or anyone acting on Participant’s behalf or under Participant employment or under contract with Participant. BCCL shall not be under any obligation to Participant and Participant shall have no obligation or rights in relation to the Competition and shall have no claims whatsoever against the BCCL relating to the selection process or the running of the Competition

BCCL shall not be responsible for:

  1. Any delivery, failures relating to the registration or uploading videos/presentations
  2. Any SPAM generated messages as result of Participant accessing the Website
  3. Competition Management not receiving or rejecting any data
  4. Any lost, late or misdirected computer transmission or network, electronic failures of any kind or any failure to receive entries owing to transmission failures or due to any technical reasons
  5. Other conditions/situations or failures beyond its control

Disclaimers

Management has no obligation to screen the entry material in advance and is not responsible for monitoring entries for preventing violation of intellectual property ownership rights, or violations of any law, rule or regulation. If the Management is notified of submissions or materials that may not conform to the Terms, it may investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and in its sole discretion whether to eliminate such an entry from consideration. The Management has no liability or responsibility to Participants or other users of the Microsite for performance or non-performance of such activities.

Please attach the relevant documents below


The documents should be in PDF or JPEG format only
The documents should be in PDF or JPEG format only


Instructions for submitting the attachments:

  • Participants need to attach their creative made for the competition
  • The letter from the institute should be printed on their letterhead stating that they are currently studying in the institute
  • Parent consent letter is applicable only if the participant is below 18 years of age
The documents should be in PDF or JPEG format only
(420 x 594 mm) A2


Instructions for submitting the attachments:

  • Participants need to make an online submission along with submitting a physical story board.
  • Participants should submit their creative entry in the (420 x 594 mm) A2 format. The board must be mounted on a cardboard/sun board and should not be more than 2mm thick.
  • Participants need to make an online submission in the JPEG or PDF format, along with submitting a physical story board by post to the address mentioned below:

Address : Shambhavi Mishra, Times of India, 5th Floor, Times Tower, SB Marg, Lower Parel W, Mumbai 13.

To proceed, agree to the conditions listed below


(Front and back side of the passport)
The documents should be in PDF or JPEG format only
(Letter from your organisation stating you are currently working in the organisation)
The documents should be in PDF or JPEG format only


Please tick “ ” the box below confirming your declaration to submit your application for the Awards

Declaration


I/we hereby declare that the details furnished in the application form and supporting documents submitted for Power of Print 2019, are to the best of my knowledge and belief true, correct and complete. In case any of the said information/documents is found to be false or untrue or misleading or misrepresenting, I am/we are aware that I/we will be held liable for it.

I/we authorise Bennett Coleman and Company Limited to use the content submitted as part of my/our nomination, in whole or in part, and use and display such entries, which shall include trade publications, press releases, electronic postings to the competition website, electronic hyperlinks to the website of the Participant, and any display format selected by Bennett Coleman and Company Limited during the Cannes ceremony or Brand Equity bites or at a later point in time, for a period of five years.

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