Thanks to all those who entered. The winners have been contacted. Feel free to have a look at some of the great entries we received below.
Simply upload your picture to Instagram, tag @LonelyPlanet and use the hashtag #LPWorldEats. Be sure to include the geographic location and a basic description of the meal in your caption.*
Entries close on December 16, 2013.Terms and conditions apply.
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Lonely Planet ‘World Eats’ Instagram Promotion
Here are the terms and conditions which apply to the Lonely Planet ‘World Eats’ Instagram promotion. Please read them carefully, as they contain important stuff you should know.
Who’s running the show?
The promoter is Lonely Planet Publications Pty Limited (ABN 36 005 607 983) of 90 Maribyrnong Street, Footscray, Victoria 3011 Australia. Information about the prizes and how to enter form part of these conditions of entry. By entering the promotion, these conditions of entry apply to your entry. Any changes to these conditions of entry will be subject to regulatory approval published on the page www.lonelyplanet.com/lpworldeats (Microsite) so you should check these conditions of entry regularly.
These conditions of entry are governed by the laws of Australia.
All times and dates in these conditions of entry are Pacific Standard Time.
Can I play?
The laws in some places don’t allow Lonely Planet to run this promotion, in which case the promotion and these conditions of entry are void in those places. Also, you won’t be eligible to win this promotion if you (or your immediate family including parents, children, siblings, partner and grandparents, or housemates) are directors, management, employees, officers or contractors of Lonely Planet, or their subsidiaries or parent or affiliated companies. If you are under 18, you have to get permission from your parents or legal guardian to enter.
How do I play?
You don’t have to buy anything to enter or win.
1. you must have a registered Instagram account. Before entering the promotion, the “Posts Are Private” option in your Instagram account settings must be set to “OFF” (you can check this by going to: Edit Profile > Posts are Private > and make sure it’s not switched on);
2. upload to your Instagram account a photo you have taken of your favourite travel meal; and
3. in 25 words or less, include in the comments section with your image: a. the hashtag #lpworldeats and the handle @lonelyplanet; b. describe succinctly what the meal was and/or what was included with the meal; c. the geographic location of the meal; d. why you loved the meal.For example: “‘Pho bo with beef in #hanoi #vietnam #asia. Just the right amount of chilli, and an icy cold beer to wash it down! #lpworldeats @lonelyplanet”
You can enter between 12:00:00am PST on November 5, 2013 and 11:59:59pm PST on December 16, 2013. You can enter as many times as you like, but each entrant is only eligible to win one weekly prize. Your entry is received at the time Lonely Planet receives it. Incomplete and invalid entries will not be accepted. If your entry gets lost in cyberspace or doesn’t arrive for any other reason, that’s not Lonely Planet’s fault.
Lonely Planet might have to extend the dates of the promotion but only if it’s totally unavoidable (for example, if the competition entry page is unavailable for 24 hours or more) and we’ll let you know if we do.
How do you pick the winner?
All entries will be judged against selection criteria which will include: - creativity in titling and describing the meal; - artistic merit of the photo; and - overall editorial value of the featured food.
Weekly Prize Winners
The Weekly Prize Winners will be selected by at least two judges who will review all eligible entries and select the winner based on the judging criteria specified above.
Judging of the weekly prize winner will take place as follows:
|Entries received during the dates:||Judging date:|
|November 6-11, 2013||November 12, 2013|
|November 12ñ18, 2013||November 19, 2013|
|November 19-25, 2013||November 26, 2013|
|November 26 ñ December 2, 2013||December 3, 2013|
|December 3-9, 2013||December 10, 2013|
|December 10-16, 2013||December 17, 2013|
First prize winner
One First Prize Winner will be selected from the Weekly Prize Winners by at least two judges who will review all eligible entries and select the winner based on the judging criteria specified above.
Judging of the First Prize winner will take place on December 18, 2013.
All judging will happen in a small, dark room at Lonely Planet, 150 Linden St, Oakland, CA 94607 (or at an undisclosed location otherwise determined as required by Lonely Planet). The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into, even if you think that sucks. Lady luck has nothing to do with this promotion.
Lonely Planet reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who has engaged in unlawful or improper conduct that is designed to jeopardise the fair conduct of the promotion or is generally damaging to the reputation of Lonely Planet, or has otherwise breached these conditions of entry (as determined in Lonely Planet’s sole discretion). Lonely Planet may determine, in its sole discretion, if an entry is suitable and may disqualify any entrant who submits content it deems to be objectionable or offensive (even though such content might not be offensive to everyone).
The following (non-exhaustive) list includes some of the types of photos that may be excluded from this promotion:
- images not related to prepared food/ meals;
- images that don’t fit with the spirit of the promotion or the Lonely Planet brand;
- images that include a commercial logo or branding; and
- images that Lonely Planet believes were not taken by you.
Lonely Planet can cancel or modify the promotion if there are compelling technical or administrative reasons which we cannot control. If that happens, Lonely Planet will select the winner(s) from all eligible entries received at that time.
What can I win?
• Weekly Prize Winner – each week (over the course of 6 weeks) 1 winner will be awarded:
o One (1) copy of Lonely Planet The Food Book (mini edition) with approximate retail value of USD $24.99 and their winning entry may be featured at on the Lonely Planet Instagram feed (@lonelyplanet) and highlighted on the Microsite (jn a ‘feature’ area).
• The First Prize Winner will win: Up to USD $250 worth of Lonely Planet books of your choice, provided by Lonely Planet and as available at http://shop.lonelyplanet.com/ - with a retail value of up to USD $250. The prize must be redeemed by the winner within 6 months of being determined and any unused portion of the prize after this time will be forfeited.
Total prize value is approximately USD $400. These prize values are accurate at the start of the promotion.
Weekly prizes will be dispatched within 3 months of the closing date of the promotion.
How do I find out if I won?
Weekly prize winners
We’ll first give notice to the weekly prize winner via the comments feed on their image in Instagram. Weekly prize winners may also have their image posted to the Lonely Planet Instagram feed. Weekly prize winners will have 3 days to respond to Lonely Planet to claim their prize. We’ll then sort out delivery details for the prize with the winner by email.
Lonely Planet will do its best to find the weekly prize winners. But if we can’t, or if a weekly prize winner hasn’t contacted us within 3 days of us posting a comment to their image, the next best entry may be declared a winner.
First prize winner
We’ll make contact via the comments feed on the relevant entry image, in Instagram, to get the first prize winner’s e-mail address if we don’t have it already. We’ll then give the first prize winner the good news by email.
Lonely Planet will do its best to find the first prize winner. But if we can’t, or if the first prize winner hasn’t accepted the prize by 17 January, 2014, the next best entry may be declared the first prize winner.
Finding out about the winners,
If you’re riddled with curiosity, send an email to CS_Comps@lonelyplanet.com.au (including the name of the promotion) within 3 months of the closing date of the promotion, and we’ll respond and tell you who won.
If you do win…
We may ask you to provide proof of identify, residency and age, so that we are sure you are who you say you are, and are eligible to receive the prize. We’ll decide whether the proof you provide is adequate (but generally speaking, a certified copy of your passport or drivers’ licence will be sufficient). If you can’t provide, or refuse to provide, suitable proof, then unfortunately you will be disqualified, and we will choose another winner (subject to the direction of regulatory authorities).
You can’t exchange the prize for cash, or ask us to give it to someone else (not that you’d want to!). We will use reasonable efforts to award the prize as described but if, due to unforeseen circumstances, we are unable to do that, we’ll substitute it either for cash or another prize of comparable value, but we’ll decide which.
Lonely Planet is not responsible for use of the prize which results in:
(a) loss that was not reasonably foreseeable;
(b) loss that was not caused by our breach of this deed or by our negligence;
(c) business losses (such as lost data, lost profits or business interruptions) or loss suffered by non-consumers;
(d) losses caused by factors which could reasonably be considered to be outside our control (such as faults in third party equipment, or delayed or cancelled flights); and
(e) any loss caused, or contributed to, by your breach of conditions of entry or your negligence.
What happens to my entry?
You agree that all of your entry is your own work and that you own any images you submit.
Copyright licence: Unless you opt-out of this licence by emailing us at CS_Comps@lonelyplanet.com.au (instructions below), in return for entering the competition you grant Lonely Planet a worldwide, non-exclusive, revocable licence in perpetuity to reproduce, publish, adapt, communicate and broadcast all or part of your entry in any media for any purpose including for the purposes of this competition and inclusion in Lonely Planet products and marketing materials. This licence includes the right to sublicense your image to third parties. On submission, you also consent to us editing, re-using, storing, reproducing and communicating your entry in any medium. Generally, we will attribute you as the photographer where possible, but in some circumstances, we may decide not to.
Opting Out of the Copyright Licence: If you wish to opt-out of the licence please contact us at CS_Comps@lonelyplanet.com.au prior to 11:59:59pm PST on December 16, 2013 and include in your email a copy of the image and the Instagram name you entered with for our reference. We will then only use your image for purposes in relation to the competition and after the competition we will delete the image from all of our databases.