Terms & Conditions


Contestants must comply with the competition rules, regulations, and any decision made by the Organizers once he/she agrees to join this Contest:

  1. This contest is for anyone who loves or has interest in photography from all nationalities with legal residential permission in Vietnam. Three assignments will be announced one by one during the contest.

  2. The eligible age for contestants as set out by the Organizers shall be 06 (six) years old (YOB: 2012 or sooner). Contestants under six years old shall not be allowed to the contest.

  3. Contestants who is under 16 (YOB: 2003-2012) must obtain their parents/guardiants’ approval. All contestants shall need to print the Relevant Indemnity Form, sign it and return it to the Organizers before registration.

  4. Contestants shall complete a payment of VND 50,000 before the days of the contest at each contest venue. This fee shall be VND 100,000 if payment is made on the days of the contest.

  5. Contestants can make multiple registrations at different contest venues. In this case, contestants need to inform the Organizer about the registrations for adjusting contestant’s index number.

  6. Contestants shall rely on their own means of transportation on the event-day.

  7. Contestants must wear the Canon PhotoMarathon uniform and name tag provided.

  8. Contestants can use any digital camera for their photo-shooting and photo submission in the contest, including action cameras and drones. Photos taken with mobile phones/tablets/film-based cameras/instant cameras are not accepted.

  9. The Organizers shall not be responsible for providing photographic equipment including camera, lens, spare batteries, chargers, additional memory cards or accessories. All contestants are expected to come to the contest with their own photographic equipment.

  10. Contestants mush present themselves at the venue from 06:30 ~ 8:00AM to activate their participant. Any late show-up will be refused by Organizers.

  11. Contestants must present themselves at the stage area to listen to the general information of the contest at 07:30.

  12. Contestants shall be present at the venue to get to know the contest assignments at the following points of time:

    - First assignment: 08:00 – 8:30.

    - Second assignment: 11:00 – 11:30.

    - Third assignment: 14:00 – 14:30.

  13. Contestants must submit photos in person and receive next assignment at venue. No proxy submission is allowed on the Event-day.

  14. Contestants can submit their photos for 01 (one), and or 02 (two), and or 03 (three) contest topics. The photos must be shot and submitted within the stipulated timeframe at each contest venue. The Organizer will reject any late submission.

  15. Acceptable memory cards include: CF/SD/MMC/XD/MS. Contestants who use memory cards of other storage formats have to provide the relevant adaptors/drivers for use with PC running Windows 7 operating system. The Organizers shall not be responsible for any problem relating to reading/downloading/uploading photos stored in cards/card readers used by contestants.

  16. Contestants acknowledge, represent and warrant that the photos submitted by you pursuant to the Contest is the original work created solely by you, that you are the owner of all intellectual property rights in the submission and all photos and information (“Materials”) submitted are true and accurate and do not infringe any copyright, trademark, intellectual property rights, moral rights, rights of privacy or publicity of third party and you have the full and unrestricted right to provide the Materials to us for its collection, use and disclosure in accordance with these terms and conditions and you have obtained the consent of third parties where required.

  17. Submitted photos must be available in the highest resolution.The format of photos must be JPEG only. RAW files shall not be accepted. Photos must not be retouched by any editing software, except for the trim/crop/filter functions available on the camera.

  18. All photos shall be judged basing on the following criteria:

    • Topic relevance & creativity interpretation

    • Good expression of composition, colors and lighting

    • Must be taken within assigned timing of each topic.

  19. Official winners of the Contest will be fairly judged by Competition Jury, except “People’s Choice Photo Award” will be voted by public via announced methods by the Organizers on the contest date of each contest venue accordingly.

  20. Contestants consent to the use and disclosure of any Materials and your name, personal data, likeness, photographs, videos ( including but not limited to any photographs or videos taken of you by us relating to or in connection with the Asia Championship) and other information relating to you for any purposes relating to or in connection with the current, any future Canon Photo Marathon and any of our advertising, promotional and publicity activities (“Purposes”) in any manner we deem fit and waive all claims for compensation or further approval in this respect. Such disclosure may be to any party involved in the Purposes including our agencies, affiliated companies, authorised partners and sub-contractors or any other third parties.

  21. Contestants grant an unrestricted, royalty free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sub-licensable license to copy, reproduce, use, display, modify, transmit, distribute and create derivative works of the Materials (along with a name credit) relating to or in connection with the Purposes, in any media now or hereafter known including but not limited to magazines, websites, social media, at our sole and absolute discretion and waive all claims for compensation or further approval in this respect.

  22. The Organizers reserve the right to reject any photo relating to sensitive issues such as politics, religious, racial discrimination, pornography, or negative viewpoints as determined by the Organizers.

  23. The Organizers can decline or refuse to give access to the contest to any contestant who violates the rules and regulations without prior notice.

  24. The Organizers reserve the right to make any changes to the venue and date or postpone or cancel the Contest and will notify you of any such changes.

  25. Contestants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold us harmless and our agencies, affiliated companies, authorised partners, sub-contractors and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents from and against any claims, losses, liabilities, expenses, costs and damages arising from and in connection with your participation in this Contest.

  26. The winning contestants must provide their valid personal information and complete their personal income tax duties in accordance with Vietnam laws.

  27. The Organizers reserve the right to amend these Terms and Conditions and any other matters relating to the Contest without prior notice.

  28. Decision made by the Organizers and the Competition Jury shall be deemed as final. Any claims made later on shall not be entertained.

  29. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by Vietnam laws and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of Vietnam courts.