Aquis City Pix Competition

Aquis Exchange PLC and City AM are running a photography competition between April and July 2022 to find an image which most vividly captures 'The City'. There are some great prizes for the lucky winners!

The theme of the photo may be interpreted literally or metaphorically. The photo can be of the Square Mile (but not necessarily), its population (human or otherwise), its culture and its vibe. Originality, incongruity and humour will be rewarded. Captions to accompany photos are welcome but may not be used alongside winning entries.

Have fun with this!

 

 

Competition Terms and Conditions

The competition is being run by Aquis Exchange PLC (Aquis) and City AM.

By entering the Aquis Exchange/City AM photography competition you are agreeing to these photography competition terms and conditions:

 

Entry Criteria

The competition is open to entrants 18 years of age or older. Aquis or City AM staff members are excluded.

In entering the competition, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim any prize you may win. A maximum of three entries per individual are permitted. The competition is free to enter.

 

How to enter

The photography competition will run from 28th April 2022 to 15th July 2022 23:59 GMT. Entries after this date will not be included.

To enter the competition, simply email your photo (along with a caption if desired) to citypix@aquis.eu.

There will be a winner announced for each month of May and June, while the overall winner will be announced in July. The winners of the May and June prizes will be eligible for the overall prize to be announced in July.

Entrants must be the sole takers of any photographs submitted to the competition. Entrants retain full copyright of their photographs.

Winning entries published on Aquis & City AM’s social media and print platforms will be fully credited using the details provided by the entrant.

Entries must not:

  • unlawfully infringe the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties, including, but not limited to, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, patents, publicity rights or privacy rights
  • include sexually explicit images 
  • any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, or hateful material.
  • make use of a false name or identity or a name or identity that you are not entitled or authorised to use
  • contain any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or other forms of solicitation
  • be subject to heavy digital manipulation such as the addition of illustration and graphic design elements

 

The prize

There will be a luxury prize for each of the two ‘monthly’ winners, while the overall winner will be treated to a dinner for two at the perennially favourite restaurant Boisdale (location to be confirmed).

Aquis’ use of particular brands as prizes does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement of such brands.

The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternatives will be offered.

We reserve the right to substitute prizes with another prize of equal or higher value if circumstances beyond our control make it necessary to do so.

 

Picking and contacting the winner

The winner will be decided by an internal Aquis/City AM panel, which includes professional photographers.

The decision of the panel regarding any aspect of the photography competition is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into about it. The winner will be notified after 15th July 2022 via email provided during entry. Aquis will attempt to contact the winner by email up to two times.

If the winner does not respond to the emails notifying them of their win within 14 days of the second email, they will lose their right to the prize, and we reserve the right to choose and notify a new winner.

The winner will need to provide a valid address and contact information for the delivery of the prize.

Please allow 14 days for delivery of the prize or alternative collection, after the winner is notified. Other delivery arrangements may be made through mutual agreement.

 

Data protection and publicity

By entering the competition, you consent to any personal information you provide in entering the photography competition being processed by us, only for the purposes of administering the photography competition. Any data collected for the purposes of this competition, will be deleted in a period of 1 month upon notification of the winners, excluding data retained under legal obligations of Aquis and City AM,

The winner agrees to the release of their first name, surname, place of work, as well as the image itself for press and social media purposes. The winner consents to their social media handles being tagged in relevant posts on Aquis and City AM’s accounts.

At any time, you may withdraw your consent to your data being processed, however this may eliminate your entry in the competition. In addition, you may exercise your right to access, erasure, or restriction of processing, or submit a complaint with the ICO. For further information concerning your privacy or exercising any of the above rights, you can contact aquiscitypix@aquis.eu.

 

Limitation of liability

We do not accept any liability for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrants as a result of either participating in the photography competition or being selected for a prize, as well as damage of the prize, upon shipping.

In addition, we cannot guarantee or be held liable, in case of refusal/failure of third parties to perform their contractual obligations.

 

Other terms

We do not provide any form of practical or IT support for this prize.

We reserve the right to cancel the photography competition or amend these terms and conditions at any time, without prior notice.

The photography competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.