Terms Of Participation and Data Privacy Note

Participation in the Photo Competition organised by Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH, Messeplatz 1, 20357 Hamburg, Germany and Artivive GmbH (Reindorfgasse 38, Lokal 1, 1150 Vienna) is free and subject exclusively to these Terms of Participation.By submitting a project, the Participant accepts the following Terms of Participation.


  • The submission deadline is 11 June 2023, 11:59 pm.
  • Up to 3 works may be submitted per artist.
  • Projects submitted after the closing date cannot be considered.
  • By taking part in the Competition, the owner of the project agrees to the publication of the photos free of charge for an unlimited period of time on social media channels, newsletters and on the homepage of PHOTOPIA Hamburg and Artivive GmbH for advertising and reporting on PHOTOPIA be distributed in Hamburg. Beyond the foregoing, the photos will not be used for any advertising purposes.
  • The participants assure that he/she can dispose of the aforementioned rights and that the submitted project originates solely from him/her personally, that he/she has all rights to the submitted project, that he/she has the unrestricted exploitation rights to all parts of the project, that the project is free of third party rights and that no personal rights are violated in the depiction of persons. If one or more persons are recognisably depicted in the photo, the participants must have obtained the consent of the persons concerned. Participants shall indemnify Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH and Artivive GmbH against any claims by third parties upon first request.  
  • Any information provided will be used exclusively to determine the winner during this Competition. For further information on privacy protection please go here.
  • The minimum age for participation is 18.
  • Winners will be notified by text message as a minimum.
  • Prizes are non-transferable and may not be exchanged for cash. Prizes may not be exchanged or returned. In the unlikely event that a prize is unavailable, Artivive GmbH and PHOTOPIA Hamburg reserve the right to replace it with another prize of equal value at their reasonably exercised discretion.
  • If a winner fails to make contact within a two-week period following the second notification by the Operator, the prize may be transferred to another participant. In this case, the original Participant shall not be entitled to claim a replacement.
  • Employees of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH and of Artivive GmbH are excluded from participation.
  • The Competition shall be subject exclusively to the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. Any disputes arising hereunder shall be settled before a competent Hamburg court of law. There shall be no right to contest the selection of winners before a court of law.