Contest Timeline

Submit your entry
Each month from July
through to September:

Judging periods
Monthly within 10days of the end of the month
Final judging in October with results in November 2013

Monthly Public Voting
On a monthly basis from the 1st of each month

Winners announced:
November 2013

Competition Terms & Conditions

NOTE: Only one photo can be submitted at a time. Each entry must include full details including Photo Title

IMAGE SIZES: All images should be in JPG format with dimensions no larger than 2400x2400 pixels or 5 Mb in file size.

All images must be the property and copyright of the person submitting the photo.

By submitting a photograph you are agreeing to the use of that particular photograph on our web site www.luxuryscotland.co.uk and in digital or printed form as part of marketing promotions by Luxury Scotland or Connoisseurs Scotland.

We will not use photographs for any other commercial uses without the permission of the owner.

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Competition Rules

1. Age Limits

1.1. The competition is open to people who are 16 years of age and older.

2. Prizes

2.1 The monthly prizes will be short breaks at Connoisseurs Scotland member hotels, as chosen by Connoisseurs Scotland.  The overall winner of the competition, as chosen by a panel of judges (the “Grand Prize Winner”) will receive ten nights of luxury accommodation at selected Connoisseurs Scotland member hotels.  The hotels will be selected by Connoisseurs Scotland.

2.2 The prizes cannot be exchanged or used at any other hotel, either within or outwith the Connoisseurs Scotland group.  Prizes may not be exchanged for cash and have no monetary value.

2.3 The prizes may not be transferred to any other person.

3. Restrictions

3.1. No employees of Connoisseurs Scotland or the member hotels of Connoisseurs Scotland or any person connected with any such employees (including for the avoidance of doubt, family members) may enter this competition.

4. Prizes

4.1. The Grand Prize Winner will be decided by a panel of judges whose decision is final and no correspondence or discussions will be entered into.

4.2. This Competition is open between July 2013 and October 2013 (inclusive) and in each month there will be two winners of monthly prizes. One such winner will be decided by a panel of judges whose decision is final and no correspondence or discussions will be entered into. The other such monthly winner shall be the photograph which receives the most public votes during the relevant calendar month.

4.3. The two winners from each month plus five runners up (which will also be decided by a panel of judges) will be entered into the Grand Final.

4.4 Prize winners will be notified within 30 days of the relevant closing date or judging decision, as appropriate.

4.5. Please make sure that the contact details that you provide with your submission are correct. No responsibility will be accepted in the event that a prize winner cannot be contacted.

5. Submissions

5.1. All images should be in jpg format with dimensions no larger than 2400x2400 pixels or 5mb in file size. Any photographs in excess of these dimensions will not be accepted.

5.2. Only one photograph can be submitted at a time, although there is no limit to the number of photographs that can be submitted.

5.3. Each entry must include full details including photograph title.

5.4. We welcome iPhone, Android and regular digital camera images.

5.5. The digital photographs will not be returned.

5.6. The relevant closing date for submissions is stated within the Competition details.

5.7. Prior to the relevant closing date, contestants have the right to remove any photographs from the Competition by written request made to:
Connoisseurs Scotland, 10A Ridgeway, Suite 3, Hillend, Fife, KY11 9JN.

6. Intellectual Property / Data Protection

6.1. All images must be the property of the person submitting the photograph and must not infringe the laws of Scotland in any way or the laws of any other country to whose jurisdiction you may be subject.

6.2. If your photograph is of a person or people you must have their permission to submit it to us (or the permission of a parent or guardian, if the person is under the age of 16).

6.3. By submitting a photograph you grant to us, for 5 years from the date on which photograph is submitted to us, an irrevocable, royalty free licence to use the submitted photograph and all intellectual property rights in it on our website www.luxuryscotlandcompetition.com and www.luxuryscotland.co.uk and in digital or printed form as part of marketing promotions and brochures by Connoisseurs Scotland (including adapting, or modifying, it for operational or editorial reasons).

6.4. Subject to the preceding paragraph, copyright in your submissions will remain with you and the permission detailed above is not exclusive. You can continue to use the submission and allow others to do so. Connoisseurs Scotland will ensure that you are credited as the owner of the copyright in the photograph if it is selected for publication.

6.5. Publication of an entry does not mean that it has been selected for a prize.

6.6. Connoisseurs Scotland will not use the photographs for any other commercial uses without your permission.

6.7. Connoisseurs Scotland will keep your personal details for a reasonable time so that we can send any prize to you, ensure compliance with these rules and for accounting purposes.

7. Limitation of Liability

7.1. No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are lost, delayed or damaged.

7.2. Connoisseurs Scotland will not be liable for any damage, loss or disappointment suffered by any person taking part or not being able to take part in this Competition.

8. Rules / Acceptance

8.1. We reserve the right to amend these rules at any time.

8.2. By submitting your photograph, you are agreeing to these rules.

8.3. These rules are governed by the laws of Scotland.

8.4. Prizes are valid for breaks in Connoisseurs Scotland hotels booked and taken by December 2013.  Any prizes not used by that time will expire automatically.