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QS Stars Student Photo Challenge: Terms & Conditions

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Competition dates

The contest begins on 16 February 2016 at 8am GMT and ends on 27 May at 6pm GMT.

Eligibility

The contest is open to any student, enrolled in a full- or part-time course of a higher education institution (business school or university) and to any young graduate who has finalized his/her studies in the last calendar year.

University and/or business school staff, employees and their immediate family members (parents, children, siblings or spouse, regardless of where they live, or persons living in the same household, whether related or not) of QS and its respective parent company, divisions, affiliates, contractors, subsidiaries, distributors, sales representatives, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any others engaged in the development, production, execution or distribution of this contest are not eligible.

How to enter

  1. Follow @TopUnis on Instagram
  2. Upload a photo on Instagram of any objects/places/people (with their strict permission) that depict one or more of the following QS Stars indicators:

- My Campus (classrooms, lecture theaters, sports facilities, cafés, etc.)

- My Studies (teachers, research equipment, study groups, graduation, etc.)

- My Career (internships, career services, part-time jobs, etc.)

Multiple entries are allowed. Prizes will be awarded during the first week of each calendar month. Photos posted after the end of the contest will not be eligible to win the monthly award.

In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the person in whose name the email account is registered. Entries will be deemed made by the authorized holder of the Instagram account that posted the photo.

In the event of a dispute regarding a picture of a person who has not authorized its publication, the entry will not be considered for the contest. Make sure to follow @TopUnis on Instagram so we can send you a direct message if you win.

Selection and notification of winners

Every month, one winner will be selected according to the highest number of likes s/he has received during the month. At the end of the contest, one winner will be selected according to the highest number of likes s/he has received throughout the whole contest period of time. In the event of a tie vote on the last day of the calendar month, two winners will be selected.

By participating in this contest, the account holder certifies that his/her post is original, has not previously won any other promotion, and does not contain any material that would violate or infringe on the rights of any third party, including copyrights, trademarks, or rights or privacy/publicity. QS reserves the right in its sole and unfettered discretion to disqualify any entry that it believes contains obscene, offensive or inappropriate content, that does not comply with these official rules or that is not consistent with the spirit or theme of the contest. The decision of QS is final and binding on all matters related to the contest.

The selected winner has one week to claim their prize. A monthly winner can also be the overall winner. QS will contact winners via Instagram direct message to the Instagram account that uploaded the photo entered in the promotion. In the event that the winner does not claim his or her prize one week after received notification, a new winner will be selected based on the criteria outlined above. In the event of a tie vote on the last day of the competition, the contest will be extended until a contestant reaches a higher number of likes.

Prizes

Four winners will receive an Amazon voucher worth US$30. One overall winner will receive an iPad mini 4 valued at US$400. No prize substitutions except at QS’ sole discretion or as otherwise provided herein. The value of the prize may be taxable as income and winners are solely responsible for any taxes on the prize, including, but not limited to all applicable federal, state and local taxes if applicable. No more than the number of prizes set forth in these terms and conditions will be awarded.

To receive prizes, winners will need to send the original file and a copy of a valid student ID from any higher education institution and an attendance certificate provided by their institution for the current year or the year before for young graduates.

Privacy statement

Entering the contest constitutes permission for QS and its agencies to use participants’ photo, caption, any accompanying material, and username for the purpose of advertising or promotion via consumer newsletter and social media channels (Instagram / Twitter  / Facebook / LinkedIn) without compensation, unless prohibited by law. Should the company choose to use this content for promotional purposes, the entrant is not entitled to compensation or credit.

No liability

By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless QS, Instagram and Promotion Entities and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from and against any claims made by winners, entrants, or any other third parties, related in any way to the operation of this contest as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or loss to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse of use of any prize or participation in any promotion-related activity or participation in this contest.

Further information

For further information about the contest and to receive a list of winners, contact [email protected]. This information shall not be published without the written permission of QS.

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