The Women Who Inspire You Could Win You a Leica Q2! Enter In!

You can win a Leica Q2! Show us the faces of the women who inspire you in our new Portrait Photography contest!

We’d like you to join Leica and the Phoblographer in celebrating women everywhere. And just by participating, you can score a brand new Leica Q2. How do you enter? Well, take a picture or share an original picture of a woman who inspires you. Then tell us the story of this woman and why you look up to her. All the details are after the jump.

Who: Open to everyone in the world 21+

What: Win a Leica Q2 by entering our special contest with Leica. The submissions will be judged by Editor in Chief Chris Gampat. One person will win the camera, and four runners will win a chance to be interviewed on the site.

When: November 12th, 2020 at 12AM EST to December 14th at 11:59PM EST

Where: Please head over to our special landing page for a chance to enter!

How: Submit one original photo that you’ve shot yourself of a woman who inspires you. Tell us the story of this woman and why she shines so brightly to you.

Official Rules

OFFICIAL RULES OF WOMEN THAT INSPIRE ME PORTRAIT PHOTO CONTEST 1)      Introduction: The Phoblographer LLC and Leica Camera Inc. (“Sponsors”) are conducting a portrait photography contest, titled “Women That Inspire Me” (the “Photo Contest”). NO PURCHASE NECESSARY OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS PHOTO CONTEST. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.2)      Eligibility: Entrant must be 21 years of age or older as of date of entry. Employees of Sponsors, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, and agents and the immediate family (defined as parents, spouse, children, siblings, grandparents) of each such employees, and all those with whom such employees are domiciled, are NOT eligible.3)      Timing: Photo Contest begins at 12:00:01 a.m. E.S.T. November 12, 2020 and ends at 11:59:00 p.m. E.S.T. on December 14, 2020 (“Content Period”). Judging Period will be December 22, 2020 through December 20, 2020 (“Judging Period”). Winner will be announced on December 22, 2020.4)      Submission Requirements & Method of Entry:a)       NO PURCHASE NECESSARY OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS PHOTO CONTEST. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.b)      To enter the contest, entrants much provide their email address and submit one (1) portrait photo of the/a woman that inspires them, and a short (200 words or less) narrative caption of why, via direct upload of an image, Facebook or Instagram via the Gleam platform, at this web address: https://gleam.io/RbMzo/women-who-inspire-me-portrait-contest. Please ensure that your image is publicly visible for ease when judging.c)       Submissions may be captured using ANY camera system.d)      The entry must fulfill all contest requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are not complete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Sponsors.e)      Entrants may only make one (1) Submission. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of the Sponsors.f)        Submissions must not, in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsors, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Submissions deemed by Sponsors to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Submissions owned by a third party, or the use of any trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, or products owned by a third-party are not acceptable for entry into the Photo Contest.g)       Entrant must be prepared to provide a signed written personal release from all person(s) who appear in the Submission authorizing use of their image by Sponsors for specific purposes identified herein. Entrants do not need to send release(s) with Submissions but will be contacted if personal releases are needed. Failure to provide the required releases will result in disqualification of the Submission.5)      Entrant Agreements & Entry Ownership:a)       By entering the Photo Contest, each entrant agrees to provide their email address and receive promotional and educational emails periodically from The Phoblographer LLC and Leica Camera Inc. Entrants can opt-out of receiving these communications at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the promotional and educational emails.b)      Entrants agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and entrants represent and warrant that they meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, entrants agree to accept the decisions of the Sponsors, as final and binding as it relates to the content.c)       Each entrant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that (i) the Submission is an original work by the entrant; (ii) that the entrant owns the copyright to the Submission; (iii) the Submission does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity; and (iv) no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the Submission. Entrants retain full ownership and copyrights to their Submission. Entrants (and entrant’s parent/legal guardian if entrant is a minor) also agree: (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) that any claims related to this Contest shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and that awards, shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Contest, and shall not include incidental or consequential damages or attorneys’ fees; and (c) that any actual or perceived ambiguities in these Official Rules shall be interpreted by Sponsors in its sole discretion.d)      THE PHOBLOGRAPHER LLC AND LEICA CAMERA INC WILL NOT USE SUBMISSIONS FOR ANYTHING EXCEPT PROMOTION OF THE CONTEST, AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNER/RUNNERS UP.6)      Winner Selection & Prizes:a)       One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive the following prize: Leica Q2 compact camera ($4,995.00 retail value), and Four (4) Runner Up winners will receive the following prize: $100 Amazon Gift Card ($100.00 value). Total ARV of all prizes $5,395.00.b)      Winner(s) will be determined from among all eligible entries received by a panel of qualified judges, based equally on the following criteria: Adherence to Theme, Composition, Creativity/Originality, and clarity of Narrative Caption (“Judging Criteria”).c)       In the event of a tie for any prize, an additional “tie-breaking” judge will determine the applicable winner or finalists from among those tied using the criteria. The sponsors reserve the right to not award any prize if, in their sole discretion, an insufficient number of eligible and qualified entries are received. Decisions of the sponsors and judges are final and binding.d)      Sponsors are not responsible for lost or mutilated prizes and none will be replaced. Prizes are nontransferable and must be accepted as awarded. No cash or other substitution may be made, except by Sponsors in the event that the prize cannot be awarded for any reason, in which case, Sponsors will provide a prize of equal or greater value. All taxes, fees and surcharges on prizes are the sole responsibility of winners.e)      Winners will be notified via e-mail to the e-mail address they entered the Contest with within five (5) days following the winner selection. The Phoblographer LLC shall have no liability for a winner’s failure to receive notices due to winners’ spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for winners’ provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 15 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and releases as required, prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. The receipt by winner of the prize offered in this Contest is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations. To receive the name of the Winners by U.S. mail, please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: The Phoblographer LLC, Attn: Leica’s Women That Inspire Me Portrait Photo Contest, 171 Meserole St #9, Brooklyn, NY 1120.7)      Terms & Conditions: a)       The Sponsors reserve the right, in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest should (in its sole discretion) a virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Contest. In such case, Sponsors may select the recipients from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by the Sponsors. The Sponsors reserve the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or website or violates these Terms & Conditions.b)      The Sponsors have the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Contest, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to; multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Contest rules; or the use of bots, macros or scripts or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsors reserve the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.8)      Limitation of Liability: By entering you agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsors and their subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.9)      Disputes: THIS CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF United States AND New York, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Contest, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in New York having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Contest), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.10)   Miscellaneous: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram. Entrants understand they are providing their information to the Sponsors of this Photo Contest and not to Facebook or Instagram.