|WHAT IT IS||
Dev, recognized for her melodious vocals and most commonly associated with The Cataracs, is branching out to release her highly-anticipated debut album ‘The Night The Sun Came Up’. Famed for her contribution to the hit track ‘Like a G-6’ and her electro-pop rhythm, Dev is inviting photographers to submit their vision of ‘The Night The Sun Came Up’ for the chance to be flown to an exclusive event to photograph her.
One winner will also have their work reviewed by Dev’s album cover photographer GL Wood, also credited for Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday’ cover and will receive $1,000 American Express gift card.
|WHO IT’S FOR||Photographers|
|WHO IT’S FROM|
|HOW THE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN||
Dev will choose the winner from all qualified submissions* with special consideration for the top voted entries.
|WHAT THE WINNER WILL GET||
One winner will be selected to meet and photograph Dev at one of her upcoming performances, will receive $1,000 American Express gift card and will have their submission featured on Dev's social media channels. The winner will also have their work reviewed by Dev’s album cover photographer GL Wood famed for his cover of Nicki Minaj’s album cover ‘Pink Friday’. Travel and two nights’ accommodation to the city of the performance will be provided.
|WHAT TO DO NEXT||
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|DATES TO REMEMBER||
Submission Deadline: November 14, 2011
Voting Starts: November 15, 2011
Voting Ends: November 29, 2011
Winner Announcement: December 12, 2011
• Participants must submit one photograph in JPEG or PNG, Max Size 5MB
• Photography submitted must be original but can be pre-existing or created especially for this opportunity
• Photography submitted must reflect participant’s vision of ‘The Night The Sun Came Up’
Participants must be a resident of the 50 states of the United States of America or the District of Columbia except as where void as prohibited.
The winner will be invited to attend an event to photograph Dev at a time and place as determined by Dev.
Except as specifically provided herein, by entering the Creative Invite, you agree (i) that if (a) you are selected as the winner or one of the top five (5) runners-up and/or highest-voted entrants, or (b) your Submission is one of ten (10) Submissions selected by Universal Republic Group within sixty (60) days following the Entry Period, Universal Republic Group is the sole, exclusive, and perpetual owner of the Submission, which ownership entitles Universal Republic Group, among other things to all right, title and interest in the copyright in and to the Submission
The winner hereby agrees to, and understands, that no compensation (other than travel and accommodation to the event and $1,000 American Express gift card) will be granted as consideration for the photographs;
The runner up and highest voted hereby agrees to, and understands, that no compensation (other than travel and accommodation to the event and $250.00 American Express gift card)
The winner will be allowed to use the photographs taken at the event for portfolio purposes.
This is a Creative Invite to be entered during the period commencing at August 30, 2011, and ending at October 18, (and may be subject to change) (“Entry Period”) to promote the forthcoming album entitled “The Night The Sun Came Up” (the “Album”) by Dev (“Artist”). It is a contest for you to compete for one Grand Prize by submitting one photograph in JPEG or PNG, (the “Submission”), which reflects your vision of the Album.
These Official Rules are in addition to the Terms and Conditions, and these Official Rules shall apply and supersede the Terms and Conditions in cases of any conflicting provisions.
To be eligible for this creative invite, at the time of entering, you must be (1) a natural person legally residing in, and physically located within, the 50 states of the United States of America or the District of Columbia (collectively, "Territory") except as where void as prohibited; (2) not be an employee or resident of Universal Republic Group, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc. (“Universal”), its parent, subsidiary, affiliated or successor companies; its franchisees, licensees or advertising, promotional or fulfillment agencies, any companies performing work for Universal or its parent company or Universal’s web masters or web suppliers, nor a member of the household or immediate family of any of the foregoing entities; and (3) willing to have your submission featured, published and distributed as Universal shall determine. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months per year. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses.
“Materials” include: (1) all information and material submitted by you in connection with the Creative Invite, including the Submission and all other forms, contracts or releases required to be submitted by you as a contestant whether required by Universal or Talenthouse prior to or after entry; (2) your name, voice, likeness, image and biographical data as contained in or reflected by the Submission and (3) all photographs, artwork, writings, statements, dramatic materials, ideas, quotations and any other intellectual properties created by you in connection with the contest, whether submitted to Talenthouse and/or Universal or not, including the Submission. All material owned by Universal or Universal’s affiliated companies, including but not limited to any picture, logo, title art, etc., shall remain their property and you shall acquire no rights therein by virtue of the Creative Invite. Except as specifically provided herein, by entering the Creative Invite, you agree (i) that if (a) you are selected as the winner or one of the top five (5) runners-up and/or highest-voted entrants, or (b) your Submission is one of ten (10) Submissions selected by Universal within sixty (60) days following the Entry Period, Universal is the sole, exclusive, and perpetual owner of the Submission, which ownership entitles Universal, among other things to all right, title and interest in the copyright in and to the Submission and that each item and element of the Submission, from the inception of its creation, will be considered a “work made for hire” for Universal; if any such item or element of the Submission is determined not to be such a “work”, it will be deemed transferred to Universal by virtue of the agreement created by your entry to the Creative Invite, together with all rights and title in and to it, and if this clause (i) applies to you, (ii) to grant to Universal (to the extent not already granted by virtue of clause (i) of this sentence above) an exclusive, fully-paid, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable worldwide license to use, re-use, reproduce, transmit, display, distribute, re-distribute, copy, store, modify, adapt, translate, create derivative works based upon and publicly perform the contents of the Materials in whole or in part, in all media, formats and channels now known or hereafter devised, for the duration of the rights in each country, area and space, and throughout the universe, in perpetuity and in all languages, formats and versions. Upon Universal’s request, you agree to assist Universal in obtaining the consent for any other applications.
By submitting the Materials in the Creative Invite, you represent and warrant to Talenthouse and Universal that the Materials and everything depicted therein: (1) are wholly original with you and do not originate from a magazine, newspaper or other commercial or proprietary source; (2) do not infringe upon or otherwise violate any right of any person, firm or entity; (3) do comply with these official rules; (4) do not contain any trademarks, logos, insignia, location signage, photographs, artwork or sculptures or other material (e.g., on props, costumes, background) that would infringe any third party’s copyrights or trademarks; (5) have not previously been submitted in a contest of any kind or exhibited or displayed publicly through any means; (6) do not contain a likeness or photograph of any person other than you, and (7) do not contain material which is (or promotes activities which are) sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, violent (e.g., relating to murder, the sales of weapons, cruelty, abuse, etc.), discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or age), illegal (e.g., underage drinking, substance abuse, computer hacking, etc.), offensive, threatening, profane, harassing, defamatory, libelous, infringing or otherwise objectionable or unlawful as determined by Talenthouse and/or Universal, in their sole discretion. You further represent and warrant to Talenthouse and Universal that: (8) you have all rights, licenses, permissions and consents necessary to submit the Materials in accordance with these rules; (9) no person or entity other than you has any right, title or interest in and to any part of the Materials; and (10) you are not subject to any agreement or arrangement that would interfere with your entering this Creative Invite and granting all the rights granted hereunder or that would conflict with any other documentation required hereunder. Talenthouse may, in its sole discretion, disqualify and remove any entry that Talenthouse deems to be in violation of these limitations at any time. Limit of one (1) entry per person/valid email address/day (regardless of whether one person has more than one valid email address or more than one person use the same valid email address). In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the email address is registered. Entries by any method other than as set forth herein are void. Any use of automated or programmed methods of effecting entry is prohibited. Neither Talenthouse nor Universal nor any of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents or representatives (individually and collectively, “Releases”) are responsible for entries from persons residing, or physically located, outside the Territory; or entries that are altered, delayed, deleted, destroyed, forged, fraudulent, improperly accessed, inaccurate, incomplete, interrupted, irregular in any way, late, lost, misrouted, multiple, non-delivered, stolen, tampered with, unauthorized, unintelligible or otherwise not incompliance with these rules; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections; miscommunications; failed phone, computer hardware or software or telephone transmissions; technical failures; unauthorized human intervention; traffic congestion; garbled or jumbled transmissions; undeliverable emails resulting from any form of active or passive email filtering; insufficient space in your email account to receive email; or other errors of any kind, whether due to electronic, human, mechanical, printing, production or technical errors or other causes; even if caused by the negligence of any of the Releases. Each of such potential entries will be disqualified; and any entrant who attempts to enter with multiple email addresses or under multiple identities will be disqualified. Universal and Talenthouse are not obligated to communicate with any entrant during the duration of the creative invite.
The prizes are not redeemable for cash or transferable. No substitutions allowed except, at Universal’s sole discretion, a prize of equal or greater value may be substituted. Prize elements may not be separated. The prizes will be awarded provided they are validly claimed within ninety (90) days of the Winner being chosen, after which no alternate winner will be selected, nor unclaimed prizes awarded. All taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner(s), who will receive an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the value of the prize.
All entries must be received during the Entry Period. The decisions of the judges will be final on all matters relating to the judging and voting.
Potential winners will be notified by email on or about November 14, 2011. At the sole discretion of Universal and/or Talenthouse, disqualification, forfeiture and the selection of an alternate winner may result from any of the following: (1) the potential winner’s failure to respond to notification within fifteen (15) days after its transmission; (2) the return of an email notification as undeliverable after five (5) attempts; (3) the potential winner’s failure to provide Talenthouse with satisfactory proof of age, identity and residency; (4) the potential winner’s failure to sign and return and Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability/Publicity Release within two days after it is emailed or mailed; or (5) any other non-compliance with these rules. In the event of a prize forfeiture, Talenthouse and/or Universal, in their sole discretion(s), may award or not award the forfeited prize to an alternate winner. Any portion of the prize that is not accepted or used by the winner will be forfeited. If selected as a winner, he/she agrees, except where prohibited, to grant (and agrees to confirm that grant in writing) permission for Universal and Talenthouse and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, franchisees, affiliates, licensees, agents and those acting under their authority, to use his/her name, Submission contents, visual and audio likeness, biographical data and statements for any purpose, including, but not limited to, any commercial or publicity purpose, in perpetuity and throughout the universe, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including on the internet, without further notice, review, approval or additional compensation or consideration.
Dev, a singer-songwriter was discovered by The Cataracs when she posted a song onto MySpace. Dev's song "Booty Bounce" was sampled in Far East Movement's hit single "Like a G6" which reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and sold over three million downloads in the country. Dev was signed to Universal Republic in October 2010 and released her first official single, "Bass Down Low" in December. The song debuted at number 94 in the United States and peaked at number 10 in the United Kingdom. Dev's debut album The Night the Sun Came Up is to be released on September 20, 2011.
For more information visit: devishot.com
|About GL Wood|
GL Wood is a world renowned photographer and artist who is credited for Nicki Minaj’s “Pink Friday” album cover.
A message from GL Wood:
"After college I packed up a car and drove out west to Los Angeles to pursue a career in teaching. While living out west the art of photography fell back into my life, very randomly too. As I was looking at schools for MFAs I mistook one school for another school. The school I thought was a fine arts/graphic design school was actually a photography school. This chance of randomness made me want to take a gamble and pursue photography once more instead of teaching. I had found a new passion, and this passion brought me to New York City.
In a modern era where photography is 90% digital and looking towards the future, I was still a huge fan of the past and their creativity without all the help modern photography has today. A lot of people have told me I have a certain style, to me I believe I have no defined style. I love to create stories and images with new and old techniques. I accept the future but can't leave the past behind. Love what you do and stay true to your vision."
For more information visit: gl-wood.com