Terms and Conditions

  1. By uploading images to the websites: www.pixeoapp.com, www.pixeoapp.com, www.pixeo.ca, or the iOS PIXEO App you consent to the terms and conditions and agree to the use of that imagery as per the below.
  2. Uploaded images must be the entrant’s own work and they must own the copyright on the images. Using another photographer’s image without their consent will result in immediate removal from all PIXEO platforms and cancellation of iOS accounts as necessary.
  3. Image uploaders always retain copyright on all images submitted, however, copyright holders consent to their images being used in PIXEO promotional materials, Social Platforms, PIXEO App and Web services, and PIXEO newsletters.
  4. Where practically possible, PIXEO Inc. agrees it will make every effort to attribute the images to the original uploader as this information is provided by the uploader.
  5. PIXEO Inc. will not resell or market for sale any uploaded image without the express consent of the uploader/copyright holder.
  6. Uploaders must be above the age of 18.
  7. All photo submissions are automatically eligible for entry into the PIXEO Photo Challenge.
  8. Only persons over the age of 18 are eligible for entry to PIXEO Giveaways. You may be asked, at any stage, to provide PIXEO Inc. or a third party with proof of age and /or identity.
  9. The PIXEO Photo Challenge shall take place during the first week of every month commencing February 2019 and will be announced in the PIXEO email newsletter. Monthly entrants are automatically included in an annual prize awarded at year’s end, the deadline for entries is 11:59 EST, 31 Dec of each year to be eligible for the grand prize.
  10. PIXEO Inc. staff will make an initial selection from all submissions and nominate images of their choosing for the PIXEO Photo Challenge Giveaway.
  11. To enter, entrants must submit a photo to the PIXEO app of their own work. Images may be rejected for inclusion in the PIXEO collection for any reason, however, common rejections reasons are outlined below:
    • Nothing that moves – Geotagged pictures of dogs, cats, people or other animals will generally not be accepted.
    • Too tight – Photos shot close up/macro or do not give a view of the surrounding location may not be accepted.
    • Out of focus/Bad Exposure– We’re not super critical of image quality, but the image should at least be in focus and properly exposed.
    • Inappropriate Pictures – PIXEO won’t accept any images that display pornographic, racist, misogynistic, or bigoted content.
    • Bad data – If the geotag info is not within 50 meters of the location or the photographer’s point of perspective, we may not be able to verify the location and may not accept the image.
    • Too Dangerous/Trespassing – We may reject photos that are clearly on private land or may lead a future photographer into dangerous areas.
    • Location already exists – If you are adding a new location that is too close to, or should be part of an existing location, we may reject it to prevent duplication.
  12. The contest will run on PIXEO websites where site visitors can for as many photos as they wish, but limited to only one vote per photo per hour during the applicable contest time frame.
  13. Entrants may be removed mid-contest if it is determined by PIXEO Inc. that any effort to manipulate the vote counts by IP address spoofing, bot farming, macro tools, or other disingenuous efforts intended to sway the results. Participants are encouraged to share and ask others to vote for them, but again with the intent that each person votes of their own accord without the aid of automation.
  14. PIXEO Inc. reserves the right to pick a winner of their choosing regardless of vote tallies at any time. PIXEO Inc. is the final authority with regard to winners of the PIXEO Photo Challenge.
  15.  In the event that PIXEO deems an entrant has acted in bad faith, the entrant shall be excluded from future PIXEO Photo Challenges and consequently ineligible to win future Promotional Prizes, as defined below.
  16. The Promotional Prize for winning the monthly PIXEO Photo Challenge shall be an Amazon gift card valued at $100 USD. The annual prize for winning the PIXEO Photographer of the Year shall be an Amazon gift card with a value to be announced before the contest.
  17. The Promotional Prize will be emailed out to the winner after the winner has provided PIXEO Inc. with a valid email address through the PIXEO App profile page or as part of their web upload form.
  18. PIXEO shall notify the winner of the winning via email within thirty (30) days of the PIXEO Photo Challenge announcement. The winner shall receive the promotional prize within sixty (60) days of PIXEO Inc’s receipt of the details of the winner required in order to affect the transfer of the prize.
  19. Notwithstanding the above, in the event that, for any reason whatsoever, the PIXEO Photo Challenge winner fails to respond, within thirty (30) days, to the E-mail notification of his/her winning, such winning entrant shall be deemed to have forfeited his / her claim to the prize and PIXEO shall not have any obligation whatsoever to compensate the winning entrant in any way.
  20. PIXEO’s decision is final with respect to all matters relating to awarding of promotional prizes and shall not be subject to review or appeal by any entrant or by any third party. Entrants will be selected based on the following criteria:
    • Quality and uniqueness of the location.
    • Quality of photo submitted.
    • Votes cast by website visitors.
    • Social media engagement.
    • As judged by PIXEO staff and any other judges they deem necessary to make the decision, including the web-based voting process where visitors to PIXEO’s website may cast votes for a winner.
  21. There is no limit on how many times an entrant can win.
  22. PIXEO Inc. employees and their immediate family members are ineligible to win the PIXEO Photo Challenge.
  23. Your submission is considered your agreement that PIXEO Inc. may contact you.
  24. The Prize is neither transferrable nor exchangeable and cannot be exchanged for money or money’s worth. However, if recipients wish, a donation can be made in their name to the registered charity of their choice.
  25. By submitting photos each entrant unreservedly agrees to these terms and conditions which govern the PIXEO Photo Challenge and the awarding of the Prize.
  26. By submitting photos to the PIXEO app each entrant agrees to release, discharge and hold harmless PIXEO, its legal representatives, affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from any damages whatsoever suffered or sustained in connection the PIXEO Photo Challenge or the acceptance of the prize.
  27. The winning entrant shall be solely responsible for any taxes levied in relation to the delivery or receipt of the prize.
  28. PIXEO Inc. reserves the right to alter these Terms and Conditions at any time and at its sole discretion.
  29. PIXEO Inc. reserves the right, at any time, to cancel, modify or suspend the PIXEO Photo Challenge if, in its sole judgement, The PIXEO Photo Challenge is not capable of being conducted as specified.
  30. PIXEO Inc. reserves the right to disclose the winner’s name and identity.
Last update 7 Jan 2022