Contest terms

Contest Terms & Conditions

Photography contest 2024

This free Competition will run from 16 January 2024 until 15 January 2025. All entries must be submitted before 15 January 2025 (CET).

The Competition is open to all participants aged 18 or over. The competition is not open to employees of Oceanwide Expeditions, or anyone connected with the competition, or their families. Multiple entries per named entrant and e-mail address will be accepted. Any and all personal details provided must be true and accurate.

To access the Contest, you must submit at least one (1) entry on by completing the entry form “Share your photo” ( provided and clicking “Submit your photo”.

THREE (3) winners will be chosen. Grand Prize winner will receive a €1000 discount for Oceanwide Expeditions (valid till 31-12-2027), the 2nd prize winner will receive a €500 discount for Oceanwide Expeditions (valid till 31-12-2027), the 3rd prize winner will receive a €250 discount for Oceanwide Expeditions (valid till 31-12-2027).

Prizes are non-exchangeable, non-transferable and have to be used by the registered prize winners. No cash alternative is available and a winner and runner up can only win one (1) prize.

Failure to claim a gift, prize or other promotional item by the time or in the manner specified for the particular promotion will make any claim invalid. No responsibility is accepted for entries damaged, lost or mislaid and proof of posting will not be accepted as proof of delivery. No applications will be accepted by agents, in bulk or from third parties.

All work submitted must be an original work. We will accept photos taken only by you and joint submissions are not allowed. If you submit a photo of you taken by someone else, you must have their consent to use the picture that you submit. As such, you are required to comply with all U.S. and international copyright laws, any and all laws regarding intellectual property and you will indemnify Oceanwide Expeditions and its affiliates for any violations in connection with the footage submitted. Photos that include logos, titles, branding, promotional material, or any other content intended for commercial purposes are not accepted.

By submitting an entry to the Competition, You grant Oceanwide Expeditions:
a. Permission for your entry to be published on Oceanwide Expeditions' website and you grant Oceanwide Expeditions a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual license (with a right to sub-license) to use, republish, edit and/or modify your Competition entry in any/all media (including in electronic format, hard copy and in publications) and
b. The right to use your name and county of residence for the sole purpose of identifying you as the author of your entry and/or as a winner of the Competition.

By entering, entrants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) that the decisions of the Judges are final and binding with respect to all matters relating to the Contest; and (c) if the entrant wins that Authorized Parties may use the winning profiles and each winner's name, photograph, likeness, and/or voice in any publicity or advertising relating to the Contest or future promotions without compensation or approval (except where prohibited by law).

You also hereby waive all your moral rights in your entry. Notwithstanding the afore-going waiver, in order to use entries as intended and advised in these Terms and Conditions, (i) Oceanwide Expeditions may need to modify entries, including but not limited to resizing, cropping or color adjustment as necessary, provided that Oceanwide Expeditions shall endeavor in undertaking such modifications to maintain the integrity of your entry as originally created; and Oceanwide Expeditions shall provide a picture credit for all entries.

We take no responsibility for entries that are lost, delayed, misdirected or incomplete or cannot be delivered or entered for any technical or other reason. Proof of delivery of the entry is not proof of receipt. 

Damaged, defaced, incomplete, corrupted, or defaced entries will be disqualified. Where Contest entry is electronic, each Entry submission must be entered by the individual entrant; automated and/or repetitive electronic submission of entries (including but not limited to Entries made using any script, macro, bot or Contest service) will be disqualified and transmissions from these or related email or IP addresses may be blocked. Fraudulent activities will be monitored and will lead to exclusion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify contestants and is not required to provide any explanation for the exclusion.

Copyrighted, obscene, provocative or otherwise questionable content will not be considered. We reserve the right to reject any photos which we, in our sole and absolute discretion, deem offensive, violative of law or unsuitable in any other manner. Oceanwide Expeditions is not required to provide any explanation for the rejection. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to disqualify any individual: suspected of tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; or acting in any manner deemed by us to be in violation of the Contest Rules and /or unsportsmanlike or disruptive behaviour, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

Oceanwide Expeditions reserves the right to amend or withdraw the Competition in the event of any unforeseen circumstances outside their reasonable control and/or vary competition rules at any time without prior notice. 

Oceanwide Expeditions accepts no responsibility for difficulties experienced in submitting an entry to this Competition.

Oceanwide Expeditions accepts no responsibility for personal injury because of your participation to this competition.

The Winners will be will be notified by e-mail and Facebook.

Oceanwide Expeditions shall not be liable for health risks associated with the participant's participation. Each participant is obliged to judge for him/herself whether or not the state of his/her health is adequate for participation in a cruise to Antarctica or the Arctic, if necessary, after having consulted a medical doctor.

The Judges decision of who the Winner is will be final. If the Overall Winner does not respond to Oceanwide Expeditions within 14 days of being notified by Oceanwide Expeditions of their win, then the Overall Prize will be forfeited and an Oceanwide Expeditions Judge shall be entitled to select another winner.

If a winner rejects the Overall Prize or the entry is invalid or in breach of these terms, then the winner's prize will be forfeited and the Judge shall be entitled to select another winner using the process referred to above.

The competition will be judged by the marketing team of Oceanwide Expeditions. The marketing team’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. In the event of any dispute regarding the rules, conduct or the results of a competition the decision of the Judge will be final too.

The Contest Organizer reserves the right to amend the Terms and Conditions of the Contest at any time without giving any prior notice to any party.

The Promoter of the Competition is Oceanwide Expeditions whose address is Visserijkade 5, 4382 ZA, Vlissingen, The Netherlands. Any complaints regarding the Competition should be sent to this address.

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude the liability of Oceanwide Expeditions for personal injury, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation as a result of its negligence.

Oceanwide Expeditions accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of entering the Competition or accepting any prize. Oceanwide Expeditions further disclaims liability for any injury or damage to you or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials in connection with the Competition. 

Any entrant misusing our website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful, or attacking the our website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack, or attempting to gain unauthorized access to our website, the server on which our website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our website commits a criminal offence. In addition, such an entrant breaches civil law and we reserve the right to seek compensation (including but not limited to, legal fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

In entering the contest you subject yourself to the Legal Terms and Conditions. By submitting an entry to the Contest, you are deemed to have reviewed, read and accepted these Terms and Conditions.

The Competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by the laws of the Netherland and entrants to the Competition submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Dutch courts.