Dear Overseas Indian,
The Election Commission of India (ECI) in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) brings forth a unique competition based upon the theme of “Every Indian Vote Counts”, to crowdsource creative ideas from overseas Indians holding Indian passports.
Participate and present your thoughts in the most innovative way and get a chance to win exciting prizes!
Excite, captivate and mesmerize us with your original creation in any of the following categories:
Your active participation might just win you a round trip to India. Get a once in a lifetime chance to be honoured by the Election Commission of India on National Voters' Day, 25th January 2017 in New Delhi
1 Round trip to India on National Voters' Day and be honored by the Election Commission of India
All potential winners must provide personal details such as passport number, photocopy of passport etc., along with a duly signed affidavit (as mentioned earlier) within 7 days of notification.
Terms and Conditions of the Competition
Except where prohibited, a potential winner will be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility, including proof of age, and liability/publicity release within 7 days. If a potential winner is a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian will be required to sign the documents on his/her behalf. If a potential winner fails to return these documents on time, an alternate potential winner may be selected in his/her place.
By entering, you agree to release and hold harmless ECI, TISS, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the contest; (b) technical errors; (c) printing errors; (d) late or undelivered mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Contest; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property. You waive the right to claim any attorney’s fees and any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
You agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in New Delhi. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of TISS and ECI in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of India, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether in India or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than India.
The decision of the jury will be final and no correspondence or discussion will be entertained on the subject
In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way, ECI may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Photo Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Photo Contest; or (b) award the prize(s) from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. ECI reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and seek damages from any individual who tampers with the operation of the Photo Contest, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. ECI failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be the owner. The Photo Contest is subject to national, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.
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 ECI that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, ECI 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 photographs, and will return the fees submitted with each entry.
Entrants are responsible for complying with these Official Rules. Winners' names will be available online and available upon request from ECI.
All Entries of once submitted will become the property of Election Commission of India. Thus, Election Commission can:
Where possible, the author of the content would be duly acknowledged.
Air India will offer two tickets in Economy class to the winner of the competition for travel from a foreign country to India and back. Basic Fare and Fuel Charge will be absorbed by Air India on the Award tickets, Any other airport and Govt. taxes etc. will however be borne by the winner.
As the online competition is opened for the NRIs in many countries, it is likely that Air India may not have operation in the country of the winner. Or, it is also possible that Air India may be flying to more than one station in a country (e.g. UK, USA) from where an NRI may win the contest.
In case the winner is from a city where Air India does not operate to, the winner will be allowed to travel from the nearest airport in the same or another country, as the case may be.