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Terms and Conditions

Here are the terms and conditions which apply to Lonely Planet’s #TrailsOfNorthernKerala Digital Contest promotion. Please read them carefully, as they contain important information you should know.

Who’s running the show?

The promoter is Lonely Planet India Pvt Ltd (“Lonely Planet”) of 302, DLF City Court, Sikanderpur, Gurgaon – 122004. Information about the prizes and how to enter, are a part of these conditions of entry. By entering the promotion, these conditions of entry apply to your entry. Any changes to these conditions of entry will be subject to regulatory approval published on the competition entry page, so you should check these conditions of entry regularly. These conditions of entry are governed by the laws of India.

Can I play?

This promotion is open only to legal residents of India. The laws in some places don’t allow Lonely Planet to run this promotion, in which case the promotion and these conditions of entry are void in those places. Also, you can’t enter this promotion if you (or your immediate families or housemates) are employed by Lonely Planet, or their subsidiaries and affiliated companies.

How do I play?

To participate you must follow the below mentioned steps:
 Share an image captured by you along the lines of the theme “Monsoon in North Kerala”.
 Tag us in the image using (@lonelyplanetindia).
 Image caption should include the following:
1. Location of the destination captured in the image
2. Describe the image in maximum 150 words
3. Hashtags ‘#TrailsOfNorthernKerala and #LPCoverImage’

Any image/s uploaded must meet the below mentioned specifications:
1. Images must not have been manipulated (apart from cropping and resizing).
2. Images must comply with Lonely Planet India’s Website Terms of Use, which are available at
You don’t have to buy anything to enter. You can enter between 12pm IST on 1 August, 2017 and 11:59pm IST on 7 August, 2017, and your entry must correspond with the correct theme. You can enter as many times as you like (maximum 5 images in a day), but each entry must be unique. Your entry is received at the time Lonely Planet receives it. Incomplete and invalid entries will not be accepted. If your entry gets lost in cyberspace or doesn’t arrive for any other reason, that’s not Lonely Planet’s fault.
Lonely Planet might have to extend the dates of the promotion but only if it’s totally unavoidable (for example, if the competition entry page is unavailable for 24 hours or more) and we’ll let you know if we do.

You warrant that:
1. You are eligible to enter this contest;
2. Your entry is your own work and has not been previously licensed or published;
3. Your entry does not infringe any third-party rights, including copyright or privacy;
4. Your entry does not contain content which is harmful to minors, or is grossly harmful, harassing, blasphemous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, paedophilic, libellous, invasive of another’s privacy, or is racially, ethnically objectionable, disparaging, or encourages money laundering or gambling, or is otherwise unlawful in any manner whatsoever; and
5. Your entry does not contain any virus, bug or technical defect that would corrupt or otherwise affect the security, integrity or operation of the contest entry page or any Lonely Planet websites or databases.
Lonely Planet reserves the right to reject any entry which it deems (in its absolute discretion) contains objectionable or offensive content.
A photo which displays an identified or identifiable person may infringe on that person’s right of privacy or may disclose that person’s personal information. Avoid submitting images which depict people in private or vulnerable situations, however where your image does depict an identifiable person / people, you agree that you have obtained the permission of the person / people featured in your image prior to submitting it.

How do you pick the winner?

Rather than consulting tea leaves, the winner will be selected by a panel of 3 Lonely Planet judges, who will review all the eligible entries and then decide on the best submission based on the quality and aptness of images and the creativity of the description. One winner will be selected from entries received in the promotion.
Judging will take place on 8 and 9 August and the prize winner will be determined on the next business day after the promotion.
This unenviable task will happen in a small, dark room at 302, DLF City Court, Sikanderpur, Gurgaon – 122004 (or at an undisclosed location otherwise determined as required by Lonely Planet). The judges’ decision is final (so there!) and no correspondence will be entered into, even if you think that sucks. Lady luck has nothing to do with this promotion.
Lonely Planet reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who has engaged in unlawful or improper conduct that is designed to jeopardise the fair conduct of the promotion or is generally damaging to the reputation of Lonely Planet, or has otherwise breached these conditions of entry (as determined in Lonely Planet’s sole discretion).
Lonely Planet can cancel or modify the promotion if there are compelling technical or administrative reasons which we cannot control. If that happens, Lonely Planet will select the winner(s) from all eligible entries received at that time.

What can I win?

We will select one winner. The winning entry will be featured as a cover photo on Lonely Planet India’s Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages. These prize values are accurate at the start of the promotion.

How do I find out if I won?

We’ll give the winner the good news by email and their name(s) will be published on Lonely Planet Social media pages within 2 days after selection. If you’re riddled with curiosity, send an email to (including the name of the promotion) within 3 months of the closing date of the promotion, and we’ll respond and tell you who won. Lonely Planet will do its best to find the winner.

If you do win …

We may ask you to provide proof of identify, residency and age, so that we are sure you are who you say you are, and are eligible to receive the prize. We’ll decide whether the proof you provide is adequate (but generally speaking, a certified copy of your passport, PAN card or drivers’ licence will be sufficient). We will send your prize to your designated address. If you can’t provide, or refuse to provide, suitable proof, then unfortunately you will be disqualified, and we will choose another winner (subject to the direction of regulatory authorities).
In order to receive a prize, potential winners agree to submit to the tax documentation if any required by Lonely Planet or otherwise required by applicable law, to Lonely Planet or the relevant tax authority, all as determined by applicable law.
You can’t exchange the prize for cash, or ask us to give it to someone else (not that you’d want to!). We will use reasonable efforts to award the prize as described but if, due to unforeseen circumstances, we are unable to do that, we’ll substitute it either for cash or another prize of comparable value, but we’ll decide which. You’ll be responsible for all taxes, insurance and any other expenses, fees and costs connected with that prize that are not included in the prize description.
You are responsible for your use of the prize, including complying with any applicable terms and conditions of use. Of course, if you win a prize, you’ll be good and comply with all relevant laws, rules and regulations.
Lonely Planet is not responsible for use of the prize which results in:
1. Loss that was not reasonably foreseeable;
2. Loss that was not caused by our breach of this deed or by our negligence;
3. Business losses (such as lost data, lost profits or business interruptions) or loss suffered by non-consumers;
4. losses caused by factors which could reasonably be considered to be outside our control (such as faults in third party equipment, or delayed or cancelled flights); and
5. Any loss caused, or contributed to, by your breach of conditions of entry or your negligence.

What happens to my entry?

You agree that all of your entry is your own work. On submission, your entry becomes the property of Lonely Planet. You give Lonely Planet a worldwide, irrevocable licence to reproduce, publish, adapt, communicate and broadcast all or part of it in any form and media. You also consent to us editing, re-using, storing, reproducing and communicating your entry in any medium. Generally, we will attribute you as the author where possible, but in some circumstances, we may decide not to.
Lonely Planet and its promotional partners will only use the personal information contained in your entry to conduct the promotion and award the prize (but if you’ve told Lonely Planet that you want to receive stuff from us and/or our promotional partners, we’ll use your personal information for that too). If you win a prize, Lonely Planet can use your name and image for future marketing purposes unless you tell us not to. We will keep your personal information in accordance with Lonely Planet’s privacy policy at