MOP Instagram Contest


FOLLOW YOUR NATURE – These three words precisely embody MARC O’POLO’s philosophy: to remain true to yourself at all times. Now, we are calling on you to share with us your snapshot of a special moment.


Contest starts on Saturday, January 16th, 2016 and ends on Sunday, March 6th, 2016 at 11 pm.

Anyone over the age of 18 years may enter unless explicitly stated otherwise. Only entries from participants residing in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, France, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Belarus, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and China will be given consideration. Successful participation in the contest may only occur if the entrant’s Instagram account is a non-commercial human entity. Contest participation is limited to one entry per person. Employees, affiliates and agents of Marc O’Polo License AG and its subsidiaries as well as any other person connected to this promotion along with their families are excluded from entering the contest. All submissions must be received before the end of the promotional period (see section “promotional period”).

Participants enter the contest by uploading a picture to Instagram of their personal “follow your nature” moment, explaining the story behind the picture and how they followed their nature. Participants then tag the picture with #followyournature on Instagram. All entrants must also follow @marcopolo on Instagram.

The winners of the contest will be selected objectively by Marc O’Polo in accordance with the Terms and Conditions and the following criteria:
- Content: Do the picture and caption exhibit the Follow Your Nature philosophy?
- Creativity and originality: Does the picture feature an artistic eye? Is it visible/credible that the picture was taken by the participant or does the picture feature the participant?
- Quality of photo: Do the picture and caption present its subjects and ideas clearly?

If the participant is not featured in the picture, the participant must be the sole owner of the intellectual property rights of the uploaded and tagged picture. If the participant uploads a picture of themselves taken by a third party, the participant must have permission and usage rights for the picture from the third party. Marc O’Polo is not obligated to check the picture provided by the participant for violation of third party rights. Marc O’Polo is, however, entitled to reject content which appears in the opinion of Marc O’Polo to be unlawful or unethical. The participant frees Marc O’Polo from any intellectual property claims regarding the uploaded and tagged pictures. Marc O’Polo receives a perpetual, exclusive royalty free license for online/digital usage of all submitted pictures.

The main prize contains roundtrip airfare, 3 nights including breakfast at an exclusive hotel in London Shoreditch, a guided one day East End London tour and a host of activities for the winner and one travel companion. The winner will also receive 500 EURO pocket money. The prize must be redeemed within one year, at the latest by March 21st, 2017. Additionally, 10 Marc O’Polo surprise packages will be given away.

The competition is conducted on Instagram. The winners of the above mentioned prizes will be announced Monday, March 21st on Marc O’Polo will contact the winners via Instagram. If Marc O’Polo cannot get in contact with a winner within two weeks after the winners are announced, Marc O’Polo reserves the right to choose another winner.

n the case of winning a travel prize, this will be dealt with exclusively in direct contact between the winner and the relevant prize sponsor or a tour operator instructed by the latter. If the trip does not take place on the date or during the period specified by the prize sponsor or tour operator, there will be no further entitlement to the prize. Rooms can only be booked based on their availability. On confirmation of the journey, the winner shall be subject to the organizer’s travel conditions.
Travel to and from the departure point for the trip (airport, train station, etc.) shall be paid for by the winner. All other costs arising during the trip (mini-bar, telephone, etc.) shall also be borne by the winner.
The value of the trip in the competition brief relates to the most expensive travel period and is therefore subject to seasonal changes and currency fluctuations depending on the time at which the trip is made available and taken. The payment of any difference is excluded.

Marc O'Polo points out that the availability and functioning of the competition cannot be guaranteed. The competition may be ended or removed on account of external circumstances and constraints, without any claims arising vis-à-vis Marc O'Polo in this regard. This can include technical problems, changes in rules or decisions by Instagram/Iconosquare, in the event of the competition being organized in conjunction with them.

The indicated data will only be used for the contest and will be subsequently deleted. No data will be shared with third parties. Any legal recourse is prohibited. Prizes may not be exchanged for cash and cannot be transferred. Successful participation in the contest may only occur if all the entrant’s personal data is fully and truthfully provided. Participation in the competition is independent of the purchase of a good.

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