The competition is comprised of twelve monthly contests. The winning entry each month will be entered into a grand finale at the end of August, 2004.
The competition is only open to residents of the UK and Ireland.
Each monthly winner's prize is a voucher worth £500 that can be used in full or part payment of Olympus brand goods at any of the 170 Olympus Digital Experts stores throughout the UK and Ireland. An equivalent voucher to the face value of Euro/€750 will be provided if the winner chooses to use it in Ireland.
The overall winner of winners will be awarded a holiday in Greece, for two people, including, flights, transfers and accommodation, valued at £2,000. No cash alternatives for any prizes offered are permitted. All prizes must be used within one year of issue.
To enter the monthly heats, entrants must submit their entry by midnight, GMT, on the last day of the calendar month in which the heat is being held, unless otherwise stated.
An entry must be a photographic image supplied in digital form. It is a condition that the image entered was taken by and is owned by the entrant. Along with the image entrants must write a brief, one-sentence, description of how the image relates to the theme of the ancient greek god featured in that month. Entrants must also name an Olympus Digital Experts (PIX) dealer (your nearest dealer can be found at www.digital-experts.co.uk).
To enter your image you must use the official email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, attaching your image in JPEG format no larger than 1MB in size. All entries will be automatically acknowledged. If no acknowledgment is received, try again.
Copyright remains with the photographer, but a condition of entry is that permission is granted to Digital Photography Now and Olympus UK for use of the entered image, if required, for promotion of the competition only.
The prize winner or winners for each heat will be informed by email within one week after the closing date. The overall winner will be informed via email before the end of September, 2004.
The winner must acknowledge his or her win within three weeks of being notified via email or the prize may be re-allocated to a runner-up.
The name of the winner may be published on Digital Photography Now after he or she has acknowledged their win.
Only one entry per person, per month is permitted. However, if you have not won a previous month's heat, you can enter again during a subsequent month.
Winning entries will be selected by a panel of judges. The decision of the panel is final and no correspondence regarding the result will be entered into.
Direct and indirect employees, staff and their relatives, of Olympus UK, or the publishers of Digital Photography Now, or advertisers or sponsors of Digital Photography Now, are not eligible for entry into the competition.
We reserve the right to disqualify any entries for any reason.
We reserve the right to modify these rules without notice. (Last modified, 12th November, 2003)