By submitting an entry, you agree to the Official Rules​ and warrant that your entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules. By entering, you also agree (a) that the decisions of the panel of judges from the CEPF Secretariat are final and binding with respect to all matters relating to the Contest; and (b) if your entry wins, CI may use the winning photographs and each winner’s name, photograph and likeness in any publicity relating to the Contest, CEPF or future promotions without compensation or approval (except where prohibited by law).

You are responsible for understanding Your Rights. 

This is a skill-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of winners. THE CONTEST IS VOID IN CUBA, IRAN, SYRIA AND WHERE PROHIBITED.

The entered photograph(s), in its/their entirety, must be a work of original material taken by the Contest entrant. By entering the Contest, you represent, acknowledge and warrant that the submitted photograph(s) are an original work created solely by the you, if the copyright to the entered photograph(s) is held by your employer that you have been authorized to enter the photograph(s) into the Contest on behalf of your employer,  that the photograph(s) do(es) not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph(s).

By entering photographs into the Contest, you grant CI a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive license, including all rights to sub-license, to exercise all rights of whatever kind or nature now and hereafter protected by the Copyright Laws of the United States of America and all foreign countries in and to the Photographs and any accompanying descriptions. 

Upon CI’s request, you must be prepared to provide a signed release from all persons who appear in the photograph(s) entered, and/or from the owner of any material that appears in the photograph entry, authorizing CI and its sub-licensees (“Authorized Parties”) to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entry in connection with CI’s charitable mission, in any media now or hereafter known. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.

By entering, you agree to release, discharge, indemnify, defend and hold harmless CI, CEPF donors, their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents and representatives, from any and all third party liability for any injuries, loss, claim, action, demand or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with your participation in the Contest , including without limitation any third party claim for copyright infringement or a violation of an individual’s right to privacy and/or publicity right. 

You agree that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved with CI, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, before a court of competent jurisdiction located in Washington, D.C., which court shall apply the laws of the District of Columbia without regard for rules of conflicts of law. IN ANY SUCH DISPUTE, PARTICIPANT SHALL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS' FEES, OR ANY DAMAGES OTHER THAN PARTICIPANT'S ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES (IF ANY) ASSOCIATED WITH PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR INCREASED. The Contest is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied.

CI is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions to the Contest, including but not limited to any misprints or typographical errors. CI assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. 

CI reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.

Entrants agree that personal data, especially name and address, may be processed, shared and otherwise used for the purposes and within the context of the Contest and any other purposes outlined in these Official Rules. The data may also be used by CI in order to verify the participant’s identity, postal address and telephone number or to otherwise verify the participant’s eligibility to participate in the Contest. Participants have the right to access, review, rectify or cancel any personal data held by CI by emailing​. Personal data will be used by CI exclusively for the purposes stated herein.