PMI UK Chapter

Terms and Conditions for VUCA Photo Competition

Terms and Conditions for VUCA Photo Competition




About the Competition


The Synergy 2019 VUCA photo competition is owned and managed by the PMI UK Chapter. The contest was created to inspire VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) awareness and creatively capture VUCA interpreted experiences from the project management community in the lead up to Synergy 2019. The competition will form part of conference marketing strategy and a subsequent call-to-action/desire-trigger to attend this year’s conference.


The competition is open to all PMI UK members and the wider Project Management community in the UK.


Categories and Prizes




1.     Volatility

Conference ticket (London and/or Regions)


2.     Uncertainty

Conference ticket (London and/or Regions)


3.     Complexity

Conference ticket (London and/or Regions)


4.     Ambiguity

Conference ticket (London and/or Regions)


5.     Best overall VUCA photo

Conference ticket +

Hardcopy 6th Edition PMBOK Guide,

Life Shocks and how to love them by Sophie Sabbage (Synergy 2019 speaker).




§  Competition opens on 9th September 2019

§  Winning photographs will be exhibited at conference, PMI UK Synergy website pages and social media platforms; LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter





23:59 4th October 2019

7th October 2019


23:59 11th October 2019

14th October 2019


23:59 18th October 2019

21st October 2019


23:59 25th October 2019

28th October 2019


23:59 1st November 2019

At conference: 7 November 2019


Conditions of Entry


All entries must be submitted via London Synergy website

§  Entries must be submitted digitally

§  Image size must not exceed 5mb

§  Images must not include watermarks, borders or signatures

§  Professional photographs are not permitted to enter the competition

§  Images may be a caricature/cartoon of VUCA project experience

§  Entrants must be the owner of the photo and obtain appropriate consent from project and anyone featured in the photograph.

§  Images may be black and white or colour

§  No single image may be entered into more than one category

§  The competition judges reserve the right to move images to a category they feel better suits the submission.




§  The Synergy 2019 VUCA Photo Competition is open to all PMI UK members and wider project management community in the UK, excluding anyone associated with the running/judging the competition.

§  The entrant must be the original creator and hold the copyright.

§  Images must not be licensed or disposed of any rights that will conflict with the competition.

§  Photos used to enter must not have been submitted to any other photography competition. It must be the entrant’s original work and you must be the sole owner of the copyright. PMI UK Chapter does not accept liability for publication of plagiarised entries.

§  PMI UK Chapter requires that prior permission be sought before submitting photographs that contain people, projects or company logos.

§  It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that all necessary permission is obtained from any person featured in a photograph.




Category Definitions


§  When entering a photo please name the file with the photographer name and date

§  Volatility

§  Uncertainty

§  Complexity

§  Ambiguity

§  Best overall VUCA photo




§  Digital adjustments that maintain the integrity of the image are allowed

§  An image may be rejected if, in the opinion of the judges, it appears that the image compromised any person, company or project or the image has been otherwise taken in an irresponsible manner.




§  The photographs will be judged by a panel comprising of PMI UK Chapter representatives and relevant industry individuals.

§  The competition judges will choose from the selected shortlisted entries, to select the winners of each category.

§  The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

§  Entrants must supply full name, email address and telephone number.

§  Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions.




§  Shortlisted entrants will be contacted via email.




§  The winners of each category will be chosen from the shortlisted entries

§  The winners will be published on PMI UK London Synergy 2019 web pages

§  Winners will be informed via phone or email within one week of the closing date




§  Prizes will be awarded to winners of each category

§  Conference entry prizes must be claimed by 5th November 2019 or prize will be forfeited.

§  Best overall VUCA photo prize winner must be claimed by 30th November 2019 or prize will be forfeited.

§  No cash alternative to the prizes are available


Copyright and Usage


§  Entrants remains the copyright holder to any images submitted by themselves

§  By entering, you grant PMI UK Chapter a perpetual, irrevocable and royalty-free licence to publish your photo in any type of media.

§  The photographer will be credited (e.g. © photographer’s name).   The photographer agrees that PMI UK will not be liable to the photographer in the event of inadvertent omission of the credit.

§  The entrant is responsible for any claim made by a third party against the submission.

§  PMI UK excludes liability to the full extent permitted by law for any loss, damage or injury occurring to the participant arising from his or her entry into the promotion or occurring to the winner(s) arising from his or her acceptance of a prize.

§  The promotion is subject to the laws of the United Kingdom.




§  The information in these Terms and Conditions is correct, but PMI UK reserves the right to change any of it without prior notice.   By entering the competition, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.   Any breach of these Terms by an entrant will void their entry. If a breach has occurred, but is discovered after the award of a prize, then PMI UK reserve may require the return of that prize.


Data protection

§  PMI UK will manage the personal data of entrants in accordance with the principles of the General Data Protection Act 2018.