Article 1: Organizer

The organizer is Baobab SAS headquartered at 1 rue de Gramont, 75002 Paris, France.

Article 2: Participation Conditions

This contest is open to individuals above 18 years old living in metropolitan France, Tunisia, Senegal, Madagascar, Mali, Burkina Faso, DRC, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, China, or Ivory Coast. Anyone who collaborated to organize this competition is not eligible to participate.
Minors can participate in the contest but must submit a written authorization from their legal representative and participate under their representative’s responsibility.
Any person not meeting the conditions set out will be eliminated from the contest.
Only one entry per person is allowed.
All participant can submit as many photographs as they want in their entry.

Article 3: Contest Date

Contestants will be able to submit their photograph(s) from Monday 23rd of July 2018 to Monday 27th of August 2018.
After this, the Jury will vote on the best photographs from Monday 27th of August 2018 to Monday 17th of September 2018.

Article 4: Theme

Participants should submit a photograph of one person or multiple people, in portrait or full-length portrait format, with or without decor and with or without accessories. It is up to the contestant to judge the graphic creation he wishes to set up.
To participate in the photo contest “Unleash your potential”, contestants should send their photograph(s) by email to the address [email protected] with the subject, “Photo contest – Unleash your potential” .

Photographs will respect the following features:

  • The quality must be at least 300 dpi
  • JPG Format

Article 5: How to Participate

To be valid, every submission addressed to [email protected] must, under penalty of disqualification, contain the following information:

  • Full name of the candidate
  • Full name(s) of the photographed person(s)
  • Handwritten permission from the photographed person(s) to use their image for dissemination through our communication channels
  • A picture (selfie) presenting the model and the photographer to prove that the two know each other and that the picture has not been stolen or downloaded from an image bank
  • Date and location of the photograph
  • A caption of maximum 2 lines
  • Send your photo book / portfolio if possible

Any incomplete or erroneous identification or participation, voluntarily or not or realized under another form than the expected one, will be considered as void.

Any submissions received after the final contest deadline will not be considered.

Each participant can submit multiple photographs in one entry. It is strictly forbidden to participate with multiple email addresses. Any proven attempt or willingness to cheat, notably through the creation of fake identity or the use of bots could lead to a definitive and formal prohibition from participation in this contest.

Only original photos taken by the contestant will be accepted.

Questions can be sent to [email protected] by indicating the subject: “Unleash your potential photo contest.”

Photographs submitted by constants must respect some common rules:

  • Do not show a negative image of Baobab
  • Respect the image rights of the photographed person(s) and get a handwritten authorisation
  • The contestant must be the owner of the submitted photograph

The submitted photographs must not present any pornographic, misogynist, pedophil, racist, discriminatory, or violent factors insulting the photographed people, unlawful or violating moral standards.

Photographs must not present any distinctive signs which can be interpreted as a sign of recognition notably linked to a political party or a religion.
Baobab SAS maintains the right to refuse photographs which do not respect these rules, particularly photographs of a defamatory, offensive or obscene nature.

Article 6: Jury Composition

First stage of the jury:

The first stage jury consists of Baobab’s Marketing & Communication Department. They will review the submitted photographs to ensure they fulfill the criteria above. The 10 best pictures will be presented and submitted to the final jury.

Final jury:

The final jury is made up of members of Baobab’s Advisory Board. They will select 10 photos from the selection chosen by the first jury. The winning photographs will be announced on Monday 17th of September at 6pm.

Article 7: Selection Criteria

The winners will be selected according to the following criteria:

  • Respecting the theme
  • The quality of the photograph

The final jury’s selection cannot be questioned. The contest results will be indicated on the website www.baobabgroup.com and the facebook page facebook.com/baobabgroup on the 17th of September 2018.

Article 8: Prize

The winner will receive a Baobab+ tablet and a feature in an international magazine under the name of Baobab.

The photograph selected by the jury will appear in Boabab’s photo album and will cover our 2018 annual report.
Baobab SAS may offer the winner a mission to photograph some of our clients, which will include the travel expenses.
Baobab SAS maintains the right to use another photograph from the contest for its next annual reports or press releases/features. The photography mission is not guaranteed, and the jury will decide through an internal vote.

Article 9: Use of Photos

All photographs

Each contestant allows Baobab SAS to replicate, represent, adapt and diffuse every or a part of the submitted photos during the contest duration. This authorization is free and in consequence will not lead to any remuneration. Furthermore, some photos may be saved in the company’s media library and used to illustrate any internal or external communication from Baobab SAS. This usage authorization is valid worldwide because of the global nature of the Internet, for the whole duration of the contest and for every type of electronic material.
Photographs will be published on Baobab group’s Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and on the website www.baobabgroup.com.

Winner’s photograph(s)

The winner expressly authorizes Baobab SAS to replicate, represent, and adapt their photograph(s) on any medium (paper, digital) in the context of internal and/or external communication operations. This authorization is effective worldwide due to the global nature of the Internet, for a 3 year duration from the 17th of September 2018 and free of any remuneration.

Every contestant guarantees that he or she is the copyright owner of the submitted photographs.

This means that the photographer took the photos himself: furthermore, he authorizes the free copy and representation as part of the contest.

Each participant guarantees to Baobab SAS that the photographs submitted do not in any way infringe the rights of third parties (and in particular an intellectual property right or a right to the image of the persons photographed or represented) and that he has obtained from the latter all the necessary authorizations for the usages foreseen by these Rules.
In the event of a dispute by a third party, whatever its nature, only the responsibility of the participants may be sought. This authorization is effective for every support known or unknown from this day, for every medium (press, intranet, etc.) and for a duration of 3 years from the 17th of September 2018 .
At this date of maturity, Baobab SAS will not use the names and photographs submitted by the contestant in new communication medium anymore. Nevertheless, Baobab SAS will be able to maintain the paper publication already existing until stock depletion and will be able to keep online older publications.


Contestants authorize, unless contraindicated, any internal and external promotional usage that Baobab SAS could do from their name, image and photographs they submitted in the context of the contest, whether they won a prize or not, without requiring any other rights or remuneration than the prize they won. The authors of the photographs accept, without any reserve, the modalities according to which their photographs will be diffused.
Baobab SAS engages not to sell or not take advantage of the direct utilisation from the photographs submitted by the contestants.

Article 10: Filling of the Regulation

The full contest rules are available on the website https://baobabgroup.com/announcement/concours-photo-liberez-votre-potentiel/

Article 11: Data Protection

In application of the law “Informatique et Libertés” amended on the 6th of January 1978, it is specified that the personal data collected in the context of this contest are mandatory to validate participation in the contest. As such, they will be the subject of a treatment whose manager will be Baobab SAS.
These data will not be used for prospecting purposes. Contestants benefit from Baobab SAS, the right to obtain their data and to require, if necessary, rectification.

Article 12: Connection and use

Baobab SAS declines any responsibility in case of misuse or incident related to the Internet access, the telephone line of the reception equipment or any other technical connection preventing the smooth running of the contest. Internet participation in the contest implies knowledge and acceptance of the characteristics and limits of the Internet, particularly with regard to technical performance, the response time to consult, query or transfer information. The lack of protection of certain data against possible diversions and the risk of contamination by any viruses circulating on the network is not likely to engage the responsibility of Baobab SAS.

Article 13: Acceptance of the rules

Participation in the contest implies acceptance of these rules, available fromhttps://baobabgroup.com/announcement/concours-photo-liberez-votre-potentiel/
Any defect in information or false declaration of identity or address will automatically result in the elimination of the participant.
Baobab SAS reserves the right to control the accuracy of the information provided by participants.

Article 14: Free participation

The contest being free and without obligation of purchase, the participant will be able on simple written request addressed to Baobab SAS, request the refund by bank transfer (to join imperatively a RIB) of the expenses of participation related to the expenses of connection to Internet necessary for the reading the contest rules and participation in the contest which will be calculated on the basis of 3 minutes. The request must be accompanied by the proof of tariff of the telecom operator or the Internet access provider mentioning the date, time and duration of the connection. It is understood that there will be no refund if the participation is carried out as part of an unlimited package (ADSL, cable, or other …).

In addition, the postage costs of this application are also refundable on the basis of a postage stamp (at the current low rate) on simple written request on free paper sent before October 2, 2018, postmark the following address: Baobab SAS, 1 rue de Gramont, 75002 Paris. The participant must imperatively specify and join on his request for reimbursement his full details (surname, first name, address). Any illegible, incomplete, or delayed request will be considered void.

Article 15: Incidents – Responsibility

Baobab SAS reserves the right to cancel, modify, defer, interopen, abbreviate or extend the contest if circumstances beyond its control compel it. It cannot incur any liability for this fact. These changes may be subject to prior notification by Baobab SAS by any appropriate means.

In any case, the responsibility of Baobab SAS cannot be sought if any material damage and / or bodily harm occurred to a participant or a third party because of his participation in the contest.

Article 16: Regulation litigations

Any claim must be addressed at Baobab SAS, 1 rue de Gramont, 75002 Paris in writing within one month after the announcement of the results.
Otherwise, no claim will be accepted.
In the case of dispute, the parties endeavor to settle their dispute amicably. Otherwise, any dispute or case not provided for in the present by-law will be settled by Baobab SAS whose decisions will be final.

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