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2022 BenQ PhotoVue Competition – Cultural Heritage

We’re challenging you to our 2022 PhotoVue competition for a chance to win BenQ SW photography monitors whilst supporting an incredible charity, the World Food Programme!

10-04-2022

 

We want you to celebrate Cultural Heritage in photography, using your skills and creativity to tell a story about traditions, customs, values and expressions of culture and heritage. It can be anything from traditional dress, practices, food, celebrations, and artefacts to buildings, townscapes, and anything else that symbolises Cultural Heritage to you.

 

As a thank you for partaking, we will pledge to donate €5 for every qualifying entry to the World Food Programme, a global charity that aims to make hunger a thing of the past. WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian organisation saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change. To find out more, head to: https://www.wfp.org/

 

 

Prizes:

First place: Two BenQ SW271C monitors and one HB27 Shading Hood Bridge for BenQ PhotoVue 27” Monitors

Second place: Two BenQ SW270C monitors and one HB27 Shading Hood Bridge for BenQ PhotoVue 27” Monitors

Third place: One BenQ SW270C

People’s Winner: One BenQ SW321C

 

 

The rules are as simple as ever:

  • Take a photo that captures Cultural Heritage
  • Download the AQCOLOR frame we created for this competition from HERE
  • Drop your photo into the frame
  • Upload the final image to Instagram, and in the description, add the hashtags #benqculturalheritage, #AQCOLOR and mention @aqcolor_by_benq and make sure to add your country name in the description
  • Follow @aqcolor_by_benq on Instagram
  • Your photo must be 1080 x 1080, 1:1 aspect ratio
  • This competition is open to all European residents
  • For the full competition rules, please check our terms and conditions below

 

A qualifying entry should look like this: 

 

 

The deadline for uploading your entry is the 9th of December 2022, 23:59 BST.

 

 

Selecting a winner

The winners will be chosen by our panel of judges, who are:

  1. Jon Hernandez – BenQ Ambassador, educator and commercial photographer based in Barcelona, with a technical approach to creativity. Jon uses a variety of BenQ monitors for his work.
  2. Joanna Lemanska – aka misscoolpics, professional lifestyle, travel and street photographer based in Paris. Joanna uses the BenQ SW271C for her work.
  3. Laura Oppelt – self-taught photographer based in Germany, specialising in landscape photography. Laura uses the BenQ SW271C for her work.
  4. You! For this competition, we will have one winner selected by you, the public. That means 4 winners in total! We will do a round-up of our favourite entries, and you will have 5 days to cast your vote and decide the “people’s winner”. Keep an eye on this page and our Instagram account for more details.

 


Terms & Conditions

 

  1. This competition is open to people aged 18 and over who upload their original work to “Instagram” and complete the following actions –
    I. Take a photo that captures ‘Cultural Heritage’
    II. Download the frame we created for this competition from our website
    III. Drop their photo into the frame
    IV. Upload the final image onto Instagram and in the description, add the hashtags #benqcolor, #benqculturalheritage, #AQCOLOR, add their country name, and mention @aqcolor_by_benq in the description.
    V. Follow us on Instagram @aqcolor_by_benq
  2. Any entries that are considered dangerous, vulgar, offensive, indecent, illegal, racist, copied, cruel or fraudulent; or infringe on the rights or copyright of others will be immediately disqualified.
  3. The contest is open to European residents only.
  4. Employees or agencies of BenQ or their family members or anyone else connected with the competition judging and winner selection may not enter the competition.
  5. Entrants into the competition shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions.
  6. Only one entry per person. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted, and joint submissions are not allowed.
  7. The closing date of the competition is the 9th of December 2022. Entries uploaded after this time will not be considered.
  8. BenQ Europe B.V. accepts no responsibility for any additional costs associated with the prize and not specifically included in the prize.
  9. The competition will have one first-prize winnerone second-prize winnerone third-prize winner, and one special “people’s winner”. The first-prize winner will receive 2x BenQ SW271C monitor and a Shading Hood Bridge for BenQ PhotoVue 27” Monitors. The prizes include delivery costs. The second-prize winner will receive 2x BenQ SW270C monitor and a Shading Hood Bridge for BenQ PhotoVue 27” Monitors. The prizes include delivery costs. The third-prize winner will receive a BenQ SW270C monitor. The prize includes delivery costs. The ‘people’s winner’ will receive a BenQ SW321C monitor. The prize includes delivery costs. The Organiser reserves the right to grant additional “Special Mention” prizes to any candidate at its sole discretion.
  10. The top three winners will be determined by a team of Judges. When choosing the winners, the Judges will be looking for the most well-composed, artistic, and original image that evokes the best interpretation of the theme “Capturing Cultural Heritage”.
  11. The special “People’s winner” will be decided by a public vote, following the announcement of a shortlist of 20 entries selected by BenQ Europe. The public will have 5 days to vote for their favourite entry. Only one vote per person. Names and email addresses are required to cast a vote. The image with the most votes will win the prize detailed above, paragraph number 9.
  12. Any attempts at defrauding the votes will lead to disqualification from the competition.
  13. The winners will be notified on Instagram via Direct Message on or shortly after the 16th of December 2022 and must respond to BenQ Europe B.V. within 3 days of being notified. Failure to do so will result in the winner’s prize being forfeited and BenQ Europe B.V. shall be entitled to select another winner in accordance with the process described above (and that winner will have to respond to notification of their win within 3 days or else they will also forfeit their prize). If a winner rejects their prize or the entry is invalid or in breach of these Terms and Conditions, the winner’s prize will be forfeited and BenQ Europe B.V. shall be entitled to select another winner.
  14. For the prizes to be validated, all winners will be asked to provide the working file of their competition entry. Failure to provide this will result in the cancellation of the prize and the selection of a new winner.
  15. The image must be 1080 x 1080, 1:1 aspect ratio.
  16. The prizes are non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and not redeemable for cash or other prizes.
  17. BenQ reserves the right, at any point, to cancel the competition. This means no winners will be chosen, and no prizes awarded. If cancellation does occur, competition entrants’ work will remain their own and not be used by BenQ in any circumstances.
  18. If you are one of the winners, BenQ Europe B.V. may request that you participate in publicity or promotion organised by BenQ Europe B.V. including a selection of the winners’ entries, which BenQ Europe B.V. will be granted image rights for publicity purposes.
  19. Copyright is retained by its respective creator; however, no financial compensation will be offered for this.
  20. The Competition will be governed by English law, and entrants to the Competition submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
  21. BenQ Europe B.V. accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury, or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of entering the competition or accepting the prize.
  22. The Promoter is BenQ Europe B.V. , Meerenakkerweg 1-17, 5652 AR, Eindhoven, Netherlands

 

 

 

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