Terms and conditions

Competition Terms and Conditions

Who are we? We are Altro Limited (Company Number 00154159) whose registered office is Works Road, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 1NW (Altro). We are organising The Altro Photo Competition 2018 (the Competition) through our website www.altro.co.uk (the Altro Website), the winner will be sent on an all-expenses-paid trip to Bauhausfest 2018 in Germany. This Competition is brought in association with the sponsorship by Altro Debolon of the Bauhausfest 2018 which is brought to you by the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (the Promoter). The ticket terms and conditions for the Bauhausfest 2018 and as reasonably required by the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation shall also apply to you on your acceptance of these terms. The Promoter’s registered address is: Bauhaus Foundation Dessau, Gropiusallee 38, 06846 Dessau-Roßlau, Germany.

Participation constitutes an entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and to Altro’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Competition. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

The Competition information can be found at www.altro.co.uk/photocompetition2018 along with the visual guidelines and terms and conditions.

2. How to enter the Competition: This Competition is free to enter and no purchase is necessary, however, normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your online service will apply and are your responsibility.

The Competition begins 00:00 GMT 3 April 2018 and finishes 23:59 GMT 24 April 2018 (the Submission Period).

Entrants must submit high-resolution photos to the Altro Website within the Submission Period that visually present Altro products and solutions in a creative and attractive way. All photos MUST be submitted in accordance with the Competition Visual Guidelines which are included at Annex 1 of these Official Rules.

The photos and details submitted will be moderated by Altro to assess eligibility before being posted on the website. Altro reserve the right to reject any photos which in their opinion do not meet the specified criteria and capacity, not all images will be displayed.

3. Restrictions: Entrants can submit up to five photos, but each will count as one single entry but these terms shall apply to all photos submitted. In the event that an entrant submits more than five photos, any submission beyond the initial five will not be assessed unless the entrant withdraws one of its current five submissions first.

Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed.

Any attempt by any entrant to submit more than the permitted amount of photos by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, and logins, or any other methods, will void that entrant’s submissions, and that entrant may be disqualified.

The Competition is open only to residents of the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and/or the Isle of Man who are eighteen or over at the time of entry (Eligible Entrants). Employees and their immediate families (including parents, spouses, children, siblings, and grandparents, and other household members, whether or not related) of Altro, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, advertising or promotional agencies are NOT eligible to participate.

Eligible entrants must have specified or installed (and have permission to take photos of) current Altro, Altro Debolon or Debolon branded products anywhere in the world in the five year period from 23 April 2013 to 24 April 2018.

4. How you win and what happens if you do: valid submissions will be uploaded to the Altro website and the public will vote on which photo is their favourite. Entrants posting photos are not eligible to vote.

The voting period starts 00:00 GMT 26 April 2018 and finishes 23.59 GMT 17 May 2018 (the Voting Period).

The UK-based entrant that submits the photo that receives the most votes will win the Competition.

In the unlikely event of a tie, the top two images will be posted again for a second voting period of one week and voters will be asked to choose between the two. If this results in a further tie Altro will engage an independent judge to choose a winner based on the image style guidelines provided in the Competition Visual Guidelines at Annex 1.

Any potential winner is subject to identity verification before prize is awarded.

The winner will be announced on or around 22 May 2018 from all eligible entries received during the Submission Period. The potential winner will be notified via email and given instructions as to how to redeem his/her prize. If the potential winner does not respond to Altro within seven days of having been notified in accordance with these terms then the prize will be forfeited (the Deadline), and an alternate potential winner may be selected based on the public vote (when the same timeframes shall apply for acceptance).

Altro will send the potential winner an affidavit of eligibility and liability and publicity release (Prize Winner Documents) for signature before a prize is awarded.

If the potential winner fails to return the completed Prize Winner Documents by the Deadline to allow Altro to assign the prize and make necessary arrangements or if the potential winner is ineligible, the prize will be forfeited, and an alternate winner may be selected, at the sole discretion of Altro, from the next most voted entries received.

5. Competition prize: The winner will receive an Altro organised, hosted and expensed trip to Bauhausfest 2018 in Germany (31 August – 2 September 2018) for one person.

We intend the prize to include the following (however it is subject to availability and may be changed, in which case any element will be substituted appropriately in our discretion).

Friday 31 August

  • Taxi transfer from your home to the nearest airport (ARV £150)

  • Flight to Berlin (transfer and flight times to be confirmed by 1 July 2018) (ARV £200)

  • Taxi transfer from Berlin airport to Hotel NH, Dessau, or Radisson Blu Hotel, Dessau, (winner will be notified of the hotel by 1 July 2018) (ARV £150)

  • Two nights in hotel including breakfast (ARV £217)

  • Join Altro group with competition winner from Germany and other guests for the duration of the visit

  • Dinner, and drinks as supplied with dinner, with Altro team and guests (venue to be confirmed by 1 July 2018) to a maximum value of £50 (ARV £50)

  • If needed, return transport to the hotel will be provided (ARV £20)

Saturday 1 September

  • Breakfast at the hotel included as per above

  • Coach transfer to Altro Debolon (ARV £5)

  • Refreshments upon arrival Activity session including presentations by Altro Debolon, a manufacturing plant tour and a session creating designs using Altro Debolon floor products (ARV £10)

  • Coffee break during design session (ARV £10)

  • Coach transfer back to hotel (ARV £5)

  • Coach transfer (ARV £5)  (if staying at Hotel NH. If staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel, the theatre is approximately two minutes’ walk away) to the Anhaltisches Theater Dessau for dinner, and drinks as supplied with dinner (ARV £50)

  • Tickets to theatre show (show to be confirmed by 1 July 2018) (Estimate £30, tbc by event organisers)

  • Festive procession to a hosted party at the Bauhaus (ARV £5). VIP wristband giving access to the party, plus the Altro Debolon-exclusive room where there will be canapés and alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks available to a maximum value of £50 (ARV £50)

  • Coach transfer back to hotel at 1am (ARV £5) (an earlier transfer can be arranged on request)

Sunday 2 September

  • Breakfast at the hotel included as per above

  • Free time to explore local area/Bauhausfest (all entry fees to be covered by competition winner)

  • Taxi transfer to Berlin airport (time to be confirmed, along with flight time by July 1 2018) (ARV £150)

  • Flight back to original airport (ARV £200)

  • Taxi transfer home (ARV £150)

The Maximum value of the prize shall be approximately £1,400.

No cash in lieu of prize will be awarded. No substitute or transfer of the prize will be permitted. All applicable local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Altro are not responsible for any part of the prize being unavailable due to circumstances beyond their control.

The winner will need to ensure they have a valid passport adequate travel insurance in order to receive the prize. If the winner is unable to take advantage of the prize because they are ineligible or unable to travel then another winner will be chosen in the same fashion..

6. General rules:

When submitting a photo for entry, the entrant must be the original photograph creator and solely own the copyright. The entrant must ensure he/she has full permission to submit the photo from all relevant parties and full copyright permission for the photos. It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that all necessary permissions are obtained from any person featured in a photograph.

The entrant agrees that it is wholly liable for its submissions to the Competition and will consequently fully indemnify and hold harmless Altro against any liability it incurs as a result of the entrant’s submission failing to comply with the conditions provided in these Official Rules.

Altro cannot be held responsible for any breach in copyright or permissions disputes.

7. Altro Image Usage:

PLEASE NOTE: Altro wishes to use the images that are entered in its advertising and marketing communications – and online. Any entrant uploading photos to the website in relation to this Competition therefore grant Altro a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty free, worldwide, perpetual licence (with a right to sub-licence) to use, republish, edit and/or modify your photos in any medium, including print and digital. This includes, but is not restricted to, use in exhibitions, in brochures, in press and on Altro websites globally. Altro reserves the right to reproduce all entered photos across all media globally.

The selected entrant must also correctly summit the photo as per the Visual Guidelines within Annex 1 within the time-limited period. The entrant agrees that Altro have full use of the photo, project name, location, product details, entrant name and business name for any and all publicity purposes.

Altro are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled, or delayed electronic communication caused by human error or otherwise which may occur in the processing of entries in this Competition.

Except where prohibited by law, Altro, their affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising/promotion agencies, and all of their respective directors, officers, employees and agents, will have no liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with participation in this Competition or the prize awarded.

Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission to Altro to use the winner’s name and likeness, the photos and all details as submitted for promotional purposes without further compensation except where prohibited by law.

The Approximate Retail Values (ARV) of the prizes above are provided for guidance only and the actual value may change subject to the costs of third party suppliers.

8. Disclaimers: Altro reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Competition; violates the Official Rules; or acts in an un-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. Altro reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Competition if it is not capable of running as planned, including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other problems beyond the control of Altro and award the prize from among all eligible entries received prior to cancellation.

9. Data protection/privacy: Altro will only use the personal information contained in your entry for the purpose of administering the Competition and for promotional purposes and awarding the prizes. Information collected by Altro in connection with the Competition is subject to Altro’s privacy policy located at https://www.altro.co.uk/Privacy-policy and applicable data protection laws. Each entrant agrees to the collection, processing, and storage of entrant’s personal data by Altro for purposes of the Competition.

10. Governing Law and Jurisdiction: This Competition is governed by English law. Its entrants submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Annex 1: Visual Guidelines

To help you understand the type of images we are looking for please follow these guidelines:

Image size

Photographs must be a high quality JPEG, minimum size: 300dpi, 42cm on the longer size or 5079 x 3386 pixel.

Image style

  • Visually present our products and solutions in a creative and aspirational way

  • Can feature unusual and innovative use of materials

  • Architectural vertical lines have to be straight. The image should be taken straight ahead from the point of observer, avoid pointing the camera up or down

  • Convey the entire environment not just our floors or walls. The product needs to complement and enrich the architecture and not be the main focus

  • Any images with people must ensure that the people cannot be identified

  • Adequate lighting must be used at all times. Images should be carefully white balanced to appear as natural as possible

Image style to avoid

  • Blurred images

  • Fish-eye lenses, wide or ‘clever’ angles

  • Close-ups

  • Non-straight vertical lines

  • Strong material reflections

  • Poorly lit

  • Dirty or messy products and/or environments


Cleaning up an image using a photo editing tool is permitted, as long as the Altro / Altro Debolon product featured is representative of the product and isn’t altered in any material way.


Aspirational images could be:

  • A space with interesting architectural elements, unusual shapes and design (eg a glass freestanding staircase)

  • Large atrium-style areas with lots of light and balanced contrast – this usually goes hand-in-hand with the use of glass and indoor plants or other natural elements.