Terms & Conditions

Please read these terms and conditions carefully. By submitting an entry into the Garuda Indonesia World Photo Contest 2014 ("Contest"), you indicate your acceptance of these Terms, the Privacy Policy, the Code of Conduct and any other notices, guidelines and rules (collectively, the "Terms") published by us .

PT. Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. and PT. Ayofoto Media International (collectively, the "Sponsor"), reserve the right, in its discretion, to alter, modify or update all or any part of the Terms at any time, effective immediately upon notice published on the official Garuda Indonesia World Photo Contest website: http://gawpc.garuda-indonesia.com. Please regularly check the Terms link to ensure you are aware of any changes. Your continued access to and/or use of the Site after changes have been made to the Terms indicates your agreement to be legally bound by the updated and/or amended Terms.



The Garuda Indonesia World Photo Contest starts March 12, 2014 at 12:00:00 (GM+7) and ends May 12, 2014, 11:59:00 (GM+7).


  1. The contest is open to all, professional and amateur, who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry, regardless of sex or nationality.
  2. The contestant own a passport, not under any illegal status and able to travel to Indonesia.



You agree that you will not use Garuda Indonesia World Photo Contest 2014 website for any purpose that is unlawful or not permitted by this Terms. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that you shall do of the following:

Use appropriate and constructive language when communicating to others. Please avoid personal attacks, disruptive, offensive or abusive behavior, slurs, harass, threaten and profanity in your interactions.

May not use the website to publish, post, distribute, or disseminate defamatory, infringing, obscene, other unlawful material or discussion. This includes, but is not limited to, pornography, offensive, abusive, hateful, inflammatory, profane, bestiality, racially, sexually or religiously offensive or otherwise objectionable and unlawful material or information.

Fully responsible and liable for all your activities. You are responsible for anything you submit, say and for adhering to all local and national laws that pertain to your location.

The photo, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by you. By entering the Contest, you represents, acknowledges, and warrants that the submitted photo is an original work created solely by you, that the photo does not violate, plagiarize or infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, database, 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 photo.

Only submit or promote any materials that does not contain viruses, corrupted files or any other similar software or programs that could harm or disrupt another user's computer or would allow others to inappropriately access software or web sites.

Acknowledge that, all of your activities in the website are public and not a private communications.



To enter the contest, visit Garuda Indonesia World Photo Contest website: http://gawpc.garuda-indonesia.com; do online registration and fills out the required information with valid data and submit along your photo in accordance with the instructions that follow. 

Entrants automatically registered as member in Sponsor websites: http://gawpc.garuda-indonesia.com and http://www.ayofoto.com.

Entrants are responsible for all entry related costs including internet transmission fee, etc. The competition is subject to the laws of Indonesia.

The Categories are: (1) Nature, (2) Culture, and (3) People (the "Categories"). Maximum 15 photos per entrant. Each entrant are allowed to submit in more than one (1) category. But one (1) entrant can only be a Finalist in one (1) category only.

All photos will be archived in Sponsor Pages: http://gawpc.garuda-indonesia.com/gallery and http://www.ayofoto.com/page/gawpc/gallery.

Each entry must comply with the following requirements (the "Photo Requirements"):

Photos must be in digital format. Only online entries will be eligible. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this Contest. The photo need to be taken with a digital camera (d-slr, pocket, mirrorless). Photo taken from wireless devices (cellphone, tablet, smartphone), scans of negatives, transparencies, or photographic prints are not acceptable.

Each digital file (photo) must be:

Suggested Photo specifications are:

Photos must not previously have won an award in any Photography Contest.

Photos are taken within three years (from Jan 1, 2011 00:00 GMT+7 onwards) mark with EXIF metadata.

Only minor burning, dodging and/or color correction is acceptable, as is cropping. Watermarks and adding creative element in any form (such as frame, montage, stamp, partially POI desaturation/cut-out etc) are NOT acceptable. Any changes to the original Photo not itemized here and causing damage metadata (EXIF) are unacceptable and will render the Photo ineligible for a prize.

The photo description must be complete and accurate, sufficient to convey the circumstances in which the photo was taken and the story behind the photo. Disguising or misrepresenting the origin of your content and metadata is cause for disqualification.

The entries in each Category will judged separately, in accordance with the Judging Criteria, as defined below. All entries must be submitted and received by May 12, 2014 at 11:59:00 (GM+7). Proof of submission is not proof of receipt. Sponsor reserves the right to examine the original photo/source material in order to confirm compliance with these rules.



Entrants can win a trip to Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia as one (1) of the five (5) Finalist in each category. Trip includes Garuda Indonesia round-trip coach class ticket between Garuda Indonesia route near winner’s home and Denpasar, Indonesia; Garuda Indonesia round-trip coach class ticket between Denpasar and Labuhan Bajo; up to five to six nights hotel accommodations in Indonesia; a behind-the-scenes tour of Sponsor offices; and an adventure photo trip in Flores, where Finalist’s entry will be projected.

The Finalist will participate in Photo Hunting Trip to create a journey essay that begins the moment entrant received official notification as Finalist from Sponsor. The Prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is available. Finalists will be entirely responsible for any taxes or charges related to the receipt of any prize.

Out of five (5) Finalist from each category, the 2014 GAWPC Honorary Judging Committee will choose a winner.

The winner in each Category will each receive prize equivalent to 20,000,000 IDR, trophy, certificate and his/her winning photo will be published in Garuda Indonesia Inflight magazine. The Prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is available. Winners will be entirely responsible for any taxes or charges related to the receipt of any prize.

All Finalist shall be required to sign and return within five (5) days following an attempted notification, an Affidavit, Declaration or Certificate of Eligibility, Liability Release, and where legally permissible, a Publicity Release and Warranty of Ownership and License in which the entrant warrants that he/she is the owner of the photo (and all the intellectual property rights in the photo submitted) and grants to Sponsor and its licensees the irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entry (along with a name credit) in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest without additional compensation. Failure to execute and deliver any required documents to Sponsor by the specified deadline may result in disqualification from the Contest, and selection of an alternate potential Finalist. NONCOMPLIANCE OR RETURN OF PRIZE NOTIFICATION AS UNDELIVERABLE, WHETHER BY REGULAR MAIL OR BY EMAIL, MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION AND SELECTION OF AN ALTERNATE POTENTIAL WINNER. FINALIST AGREED FOR ANY VIOLATION WILL RESULT A FINANCIAL PENALTY BY PT. GARUDA INDONESIA (PERSERO) TBK. WHICH WILL BE APPLIED TO HIM/HER. No prize transfer, assignment, or substitution by winners permitted. If a prize (or part of a prize) is unavailable, the Sponsor, in its discretion, reserves the right to substitute the original prize (or that part of the prize) with an alternative prize to the equal monetary value and/or specification, unless to do so would be prohibited by law.



Contest consists of four (4) rounds of evaluation to find a winner based on technical aspect, photo quality and abide with GAWPC rules.

In Round One, the photos will be judged in form of online judging. All photos will be displayed Garuda Indonesia World Photo Contest website online photo gallery, open to be judge by a panel of photographic experts (Qualification Round Judges).

An online system will sort out the top one thousand (1000) entries in each Category from among all eligible entries based on Qualification Round Judges Rating (Photographic quality).

In Round Two, panel of Judges will sort out the top two hundred (200) entries in each Category from among all eligible entries based on Qualification Round Judge’s Scoring. The entries selected in Round Two will proceed to Round Three.

In Round Three, each Judge in a panel of honorable photographer ("GAWPC Honorary Judging Committee") will select five (5) Finalist in each Category from among all eligible entries based on the following criteria ("Judging Criteria"): (1) Creativity; (2) Photographic quality; (3) Genuineness/authenticity of the content. The 15 Finalist selected in Round Three will proceed to Final Round.

In Final Round, all Finalist will do a Final Round Photo Hunting Trip in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia and make a Photo Essay on different theme under the Finalist category. The Judges will select a winner from each category. Best Nature, Best Culture, Best People, Best Overall and Special Recognition.

In the event of a tie, the tied Finalist will be re-submitted to the 2014 GAWPC Honorary Judging Committee for a re-judging between the tied Finalists alone. In the event that a tie remains after re-judging, the Finalist with the highest score in the creativity criteria will be declared as the winner. Winners will be chosen at the last day of Final Round Photo Hunting Trip. Decisions of the 2014 GAWPC Honorary Judging Committee are final and binding.



By entering the Contest, entrants retain all copyrights and other equivalent rights to entered photos, however all entrants grant Sponsor and its partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents (collectively, the Authorized Parties) the unrestricted right to publish, reproduce, display, distribute and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit) in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known including, but not limited to: photo exhibition; publication of a book featuring selected entries in the Contest; publication in Garuda Indonesia Inflight magazine or online highlighting entries or winners of the Contest. Entrants consent to the Sponsor doing or omitting to do any act that would otherwise infringe the entrant's "moral rights" in their entries. Display or publication of any entry on an Authorized Party's website does not indicate the entrant will be selected as a winner. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.

Once an Entrant chosen as a Finalist, Finalist grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to Authorised Parties, to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries in connection with the Sponsor any purpose and promotion, in any media now or hereafter known, including, but not limited to: photo exhibition; publication of a book; publication in Garuda Indonesia Inflight magazine or online highlighting Finalists or winners of the Contest. Additionally, each Finalist grants to Authorized Parties the unrestricted right to use all statements made in connection with the Contest, and pictures or likenesses of Contest Finalists, or choose not to do so, at their sole discretion. In all cases where such photos are used, Sponsor reserves the right to do so without obtaining the further prior permission of the winner and without offering any further compensation in any form.



By entering this Contest, all entrants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless Sponsor and its partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their respective officers, directors, owners, employees, partners and representatives from and against any and all claims, costs, demands, liability, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this Contest or any Contest-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder.

Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Contest entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrants' or any other persons' computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading or downloading of any materials related to in this Contest.



THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Entrants agree that this Contest shall be subject to and governed by the laws of the Republic of Indonesia. To the extent permitted by law, the right to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or on connection with this Contest are hereby excluded and any entrant expressly waives any and all such rights. Certain restrictions may apply. Entries void if the Sponsor determines the photo to not be an original, or if the entries are illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft.

By entering, entrants also agree (a) to be bound by these Terms; (b) that the decisions of the Judges are final and binding with respect to all matters relating to the Contest; and (c) if the entrant chosen as one of the Finalist that Sponsor may use the Finalist photos and each finalist's name, photo, likeness, and/or voice in any publicity or advertising relating to the Sponsor purpose or future promotions without compensation or approval (except where prohibited by law). All federal, state/provincial/territorial, and local taxes, fees and surcharges and taxes (whether foreign or domestic, and including income, sales, and import taxes) on prizes are the sole responsibility of the Finalist and the prize winners. In the event that the selected Finalist(s) or winner of any prize is/are ineligible, cannot be traced or does/do not respond within ten (10) days to a Finalist notification or winner announcement as required by the "Contest Prizes" Rules above, or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant.

The Sponsor reserves the right to verify the validity and originality of any entry and/or entrant (including an entrant's identity and address) and to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Official Rules or who tampers with the entry process. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.



If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor 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 Contest. If Sponsor elects to cancel or terminate the Contest, Sponsor will not retain any rights in the submitted photos.



Finalist will be notified by email by early May and final Finalist names will be available online at http://gawpc.garuda-indonesia.com after June 9, 2014. The Winner names will be announced for public after June 27, 2014.

Entrants are deemed to have read, understand and agree with all rules and conditions at the time of submitting. Sponsor reserves the right to rule on any issue(s) not covered and in the event that an entrant should disagree with any decision made by Sponsor, that entrant will have the right to withdraw his or her entry/entries.