1. Purpose and Design of the Competition:
The Cinnamon Island Weddings Competition (referred to as “Competition”), hosted by Cinnamon Hotel Management Limited, a company incorporated in Sri Lanka (referred to as “Promoter”) is an online campaign centered around a unique challenge designed to promote Sri Lanka as a wedding destination, creating intrigue with the chance at a prize of a dream Sri Lankan wedding.
The Competition is governed by the following Terms and Conditions.
Registering for the Competition does not mean that you will automatically be selected to participate in the Competition. The selection criteria is provided below and shall not be open to challenge.
By partaking in this Competition, you and your partner agree to comply with all applicable laws, and to abide by these terms and any other guidelines or instructions provided to you during the Competition. You also agree that all decisions of the Promoter and the Competition judges are final, binding on you and are not open to appeal.
The Competition is void in any jurisdictions where it is prohibited or restricted by law.
2. Registration Procedure:
a. Access to registration page and entry details for the competition are available on the official website http://www.cinnamonislandweddings.com Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
b. To register to participate in the Competition you will need to submit the following information:
* You and your partner’s name
* Your ages
* Postal address
* Valid email address
Each registration must be accompanied by a creative 1 minute video or photo with written story describing why you should be selected to participate in the Competition to win an amazing destination wedding in Sri Lanka.
Your story can be about how you met each other, how you/they proposed, why you want to get married on a tropical island or anything funny, interesting or romantic about you and your partner – just be as creative as you can
All applications must be in English.
You will be responsible for obtaining consent from:
i) Your partner in providing their personal details
ii) Any individuals appearing in images or footage
c. The most creative entries will be short-listed by a panel of judges. The top 5 candidates will be interviewed via Skype before the winner is selected.
d. By applying, you accept these Terms and Conditions (and the Privacy Statement referenced in Section 10 g. of the Terms and Conditions) as part of the registration process.
e. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, the Promoter will not be responsible for any lost, delayed, misdirected, illegible, incomplete or undeliverable submissions, or any delay or failure to transmit, receive or consider applications.
PARTICIPANTS ARE PROHIBITED FROM PROVIDING INFORMATION ABOUT OR CONCERNING THE COMPETITION VIA PUBLIC STATEMENTS OR PRESS RELEASES WITHOUT THE EXPRESS PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE PROMOTER IN EACH AND ANY INSTANCE. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS REQUIREMENT MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.
The winning candidate will be selected by a panel of judges based on the following criteria:
The Competition prize gives one lucky couple the opportunity to host their wedding in Sri Lanka and invite up to 50 of their friends and family in an all-expense-paid
* wedding package.
* 38 airfares will be subject to payment of applicable statutory taxes.
a. Registration to participate is free and does not require any purchase, payment or fee. However, you are solely responsible for any and all expenses you may choose to incur over the course of your participation in the Competition.
b. The Competition is open to anyone who is:
i) Over the age of 18 years
ii) Has a valid passport
iii) Eligible to travel to Sri Lanka
c. The following persons are not permitted to participate in the Competition:
i) All employees of any/all partners involved in the Competition and/or anyone otherwise connected with the organization or judging of the Competition.
ii) Any/all immediate relatives of these persons.
d. Only a single entry will be accepted per couple. Multiple entries from the same participant / couple will be disqualified.
e. Closing date for all entries will be 20th January 2018. After this date no further entries to the Competition will be permitted.
f. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
g. You as an participant:
i) Agree to be involved in publicity releases related to the Competition and its participants.
ii) Are willing to have your wedding ceremony performed in Sri Lanka as determined by the Promoter and shall agree to use the vendors / third party service providers selected by the Promoter.
iii) Undertake to sign a legal document attesting that all information provided by you through your application form and/or video is truthful and accurate to the best of your knowledge, and that you meet all the eligibility requirements of these terms and conditions.
h. If selected as the winner, you must also be willing to agree to the following:
i) Partake in a telephone interview and/or submit a video in which you and your partner are featured and/or appear in a video produced by the Promoter.
ii) You and your partner will be available to attend fittings and participate in public appearances and/or photo shoots as requested by the Promoter – reasonable efforts will be made to coordinate any events in a manner that is mutually convenient to you and the Promoter. In the event that you and/or your partner cannot be made available, the Promoter reserves the right to select another participant as winner.
iii) The wedding ceremony will take place at the hotel resort Trinco Blu by Cinnamon. Promoter reserves the right to provide, at its sole discretion, an alternate venue and location within its hotel chain.
i. The Promoter reserves the right to request a valid proof of identity, residency, age and other relevant documentation; failure to provide these may result in disqualification. The Promoter also reserves the right to use its sole discretion in disqualifying any participant if it is determined that provided proof is insufficient, inaccurate or if the participant fails to sign and/or return any declaration, affidavit or release form required by the Promoter.
j. The Promoter may use its sole discretion to disqualify at any time and without notice, any participant who:
i) does not meet the Competition’s eligibility criteria
ii) fails to comply with these terms and conditions
iii) attempts to register or participate in the Competition in an unofficial manner or through any means other than those described in these terms and conditions,
iv) attempts to disrupt or undermine the Competition or attempts to circumvent any of these terms and conditions
v) acts in a manner that would bring disrepute to the Promoter, its affiliates and/or any partner of the Competition.
vi) is found to be of bad faith, have a prior criminal record or involvement in any crime, offense or fraudulent conduct, whether resulting in a conviction or not.
4. Guidelines for participation:
The information and material submitted in connection with the Competition by a registrant, whether text, video, image or any other format, should not:
i). contain any material, information or statements that are fraudulent, forged, a misrepresentation of actual facts or intended to mislead or trick.
ii). contain, depict or refer to any content that would bring disrepute, disparage or place the Competition, the Promoter, its affiliated companies or partners of the Competition in a negative light.
iii). contain, depict, imply or refer (explicitly or implicitly) to any crude, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, violent, disparaging, discriminatory, offensive, illegal or otherwise unsuitable language, activity or other content (as determined by the Promoter in its sole discretion).
iv). contain, depict or refer to any content of, or which without merit, refers to any third party (as determined by the Promoter in its sole discretion);
v). contain any content that violates any law or any third party’s rights (including but not limited to privacy, intellectual property and personality/publicity rights).
vi). contain any content previously used by and/or submitted by any parties for the purpose of this Competition or any other purpose.
vii). contain any material that would trigger a report or royalty obligation to any third party.
viii). contain and/or use the “Cinnamon” or any Promoter or partner trademarks, service marks, slogans, logos or social media content.
5. Representations and Warranties:
a. By registering for this Competition you agree that:
i). you and your partner satisfy all eligibility requirements for participation.
ii). you and/or your partner are the original creator of any and all information, including but not limited to videos, documents and other material submitted or used in this Competition.
iii). you and your partner are and shall, at all times, be in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
iv). the Promoter or any partner of the Competition’s use of your information and material will not infringe or violate any laws, third party intellectual property, privacy or other rights.
The following is an accurate representation of what the prize of the Competition offers:
i). Return airfare to Colombo, Sri Lanka on Business Class for the winning couple, originating from an international airport in the country/area of the participants, selected by the Promoter.
ii). Return airfare on Economy Class for 50 friends and family*, originating from an international airport in the country/area of the winning couple, selected by the Promoter.
iii). Accommodation for 4 nights on full board basis at a 4/5 star hotel in Sri Lanka
iv). Two-way transfers from airport to hotels and back as per an itinerary
v). Wedding reception for the lucky couple covering the following:
vi). A fully planned, coordinated and executed wedding package inclusive of
- Contemporary Sri Lankan bride & groom attire
- A blue sapphire bridal wedding band
- Flowers and décor
- Reception and entertainment
- A DVD compilation of professional video and photography of the winning couple taken from arrival until departure
* Country taxes will be applicable on 38 economy class tickets (approx. GBP 158 per ticket)
Participants agree to bear the cost of any:
i). Visa fees
ii). Travel insurance
iii). Return transport from local residence to international airport for the 50 individuals;
vi). Extras during hotel stay
vii). Spa treatments
viii). Other related or unrelated costs not specified to be borne by the Promoter.
6. Judging Criteria:
a. Registrations will be selected based on the following criteria and scoring system:
Criteria for Judging Insert specific score
Poor 0 – 3 Average 4 – 7 Good 8 – 11 Great 12 – 15
Clarity of expression
Humour and creativity
b. The ultimate winner will be selected by an independent panel of judges appointed by the Promoter, who will evaluate and score submissions based on the above criteria.
c. All decisions shall be final, binding and not be open to challenge or appeal.
7. Judging Procedure:
a. The timeline for the Competition will be conducted as follows:
i). Closing date for applications – 20th January 2018
ii). 1st round of shortlisting conducted by the Promoter – 20th to 27th January 2018
iii). Top 100 Top 5 entries shortlisted by panel of judges – 28th January to 2nd February 2018
iv). Final winner selection (post Skype interview of Top 5) – 3rd February to 10th February 2018
v). Final winner announcement – 14th February 2018
b. The winner will be notified by Email and/or Direct Message on Twitter/Facebook and/or Post within 45 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted for whatsoever reason or does not claim the prize within 7 days of a notification, the Promoter reserves the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and award the prize to the second placed participant as decided by the Judges.
c. Whilst the Promoter shall use its best endeavours to meet these timelines, the Promoter shall have absolute discretion to change the same as it deems fit and appropriate with or without notice to the participants.
8. Prize Recipients:
a. In order for a participant to be declared a winner, he/she must:
i). be eligible for the prize as the winner of the competition
ii). must have complied with, and remain in compliance with, these Terms and Conditions
iii). must sign and deliver to the Promoter (within 7 days of the Promoter’s request) a standard declaration and release form, which will include:
* a declaration of the participant’s compliance with these terms and conditions
* an acceptance of the award as provided
* a publicity and liability release
* any other documentation that the promoter may in its reasonable discretion require.
b. If selected as the winner you and your partner further undertake to be present at the wedding ceremony based on the itinerary provided by the promoter and to not cancel, postpone or willfully or negligently delay or undermine the wedding ceremony for any reason. Should you fail to abide by this commitment the Promoter shall be entitled to recover from you all costs and damages incurred as a result of your breach of this undertaking.
c. Participants acknowledge and understand that by registering in the competition, their information and material may be used by the promoter and that the participant and his/her family members and friends may be photographed, videotaped and otherwise recorded and agree:
i). to permit the Promoter to be granted a perpetual right to use the same as publicity
ii). to sign an affidavit and to procure a signed affidavit from his/her partner, family members and friends to this extent in the event the Promoter deems it necessary.
iii). that any such material/footage will be the sole property of the Promoter, who has the right to use, edit, adapt, post, stream, copy and exploit such material/footage and all elements embodied therein, including any names and likenesses embodied therein, in whole or in part, in any and all media now known or created in the future, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, for advertising, promotional, trade and other purposes.
d. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current Sri Lanka data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions, without notice and for any reason, whether for reasons within the control of the promoter or beyond its control such as in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants via Email and the competition’s official website : http://www.cinnamonislandweddings.com
10. Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability:
a. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
b. The Promoter shall not under any circumstance be liable to indemnify and/or hold harmless you, your partner or any person claiming under or on behalf of you or your partner in respect of any loss or damage suffered as a result of your applying to participate in the Competition whether direct, indirect, consequential or otherwise.
a. Severability: The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Terms and Conditions shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision was not contained herein.
b. Waiver: By entering the Competition, you waive all rights to seek injunctive or equitable relief, or to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or attorneys’ fees.
c. Law: These terms and the relationship between the participant and the Promoter shall be governed by the laws of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
d. Amendment: these Terms and Conditions may be amended and/or modified by the Promoter at its sole discretion from time to time and the participants agree to update themselves of such amendments and/or modifications if any and to abide by the same.
e. Participants agree to the use of their names and images in any publicity material, as well as their entry. This includes but is not limited to features of the Promoter website, Facebook page, any other publication or broadcast whether in Sri Lanka or in any other country. You are requested to bear in mind that your video may be posted on YouTube or other sites/platforms to provide maximum publicity to the Competition.
f. Entry and participation in the competition will be deemed as your acceptance of these terms and conditions.