Terms of participation


1.1 The following conditions of participation apply to participation in the selection process for the PHOTOPIA Hamburg Casting Contest 2022 via online application via Instagram, which is carried out by Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH, Messeplatz 1, 20357 Hamburg (hereinafter referred to as "HMC"). By providing the photos/videos via Instagram, the participant agrees to the validity of these conditions of participation and the data protection notices.

1.2 For technical, legal, unforeseeable or pandemic reasons, the Casting Contest may be changed or terminated prematurely.


2.1 The prerequisite for participation in the selection process is a minimum age of 18 years and residence in Germany.

2.2 Within the scope of the online application, the participant has the opportunity to take part in the selection procedure for the PHOTOPIA Casting Contest by submitting personal data and at least one photo or video.

2.3 By participating, however, the participant does not acquire any claim to publication of the content submitted by the participant.

2.4 The photo and video material submitted by the participants for the purpose of the application will be submitted to a jury for the selection of the winners and will be used exclusively for this selection procedure. Publication of this submitted photo and video material by HMC or its partners is not intended.

2.5 Participation in the online application is free of charge.


3.1 The participant warrants to HMC that he/she owns all necessary rights with regard to the submitted contents, that the aforementioned rights have not already been granted to third parties, that the photographs do not infringe any rights of third parties (in particular copyrights, ancillary copyrights or personal rights) and that the participation does not otherwise infringe any statutory provisions or the provisions of these Terms and Conditions of Participation. Insofar as the participant is not himself/herself the owner of the rights to the posted content, he/she guarantees that all necessary rights, licenses, permissions, consents and the like have been effectively obtained.

3.2 In the event of a breach of these warranties or these Terms and Conditions, the Participant shall indemnify and hold HCM harmless to the fullest extent of any liability to third parties.


To participate, the Contestant must agree to the Privacy Policy. By participating in the Contest (providing the photos/videos via Instagram and corresponding links), the applicant automatically agrees to the privacy notices. The privacy notice can be read here: www.hamburg-messe.de/datenschutz


5.1 The participant agrees that image, sound and video material will be produced during the PHOTOPIA Casting Contest 2022.

5.2 In addition, the participant agrees to the publication on the website www.photopia-hamburg.com, on the Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook channel of PHOTOPIA Hamburg, as well as on other print media and promotional materials.

5.3 A photo shoot will take place with the winners on the CONTAINER Stage of PHOTOPIA Hamburg (public). The produced material will be published for the website www.photopia-hamburg.com, on the Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook channel of PHOTOPIA Hamburg, as well as on other print media and promotional materials. The winner hereby agrees to his/her participation in the casting.

5.4 The photo shoot will be carried out by photographers commissioned by PHOTOPIA Hamburg.

5.5 The rights of use for the photo shooting are fully granted by the winner to HMC.

in full for HMC.


6.1 The winner will receive a sedcard photo shooting at PHOTOPIA Hamburg as well as two entrance tickets to the event. The photos can be used by the winner. In case of publication, the copyright applies (source of image must be named).

6.2 The prize cannot be paid out.

6.3 In the event of winning, the participant will be notified via direct message on Instagram.


7.1 HMC will not reimburse any travel, accommodation or other costs for Casting and Shooting (not even in case of cancellation). Participation and travel are at your own risk.

7.2 The legal process is excluded. German law shall apply.