Competition Rules

These are the Competition rules for the No Stranger Here Visual Art Competition.

The No Stranger Here Visual Art Competition ("the Competition") is a skills based competition which acts as a platform for visual artists to express their own visual interpretation of "A Stranger Here" - a track from the "No Stranger Here" album,
through video art, video clips, photographs, or any other visual art formas inspired by the albums music and poetry ("the Visual Content").

The Competition is open to all individuals over the age of 18 (or of majority age if they reside in a jurisdiction with a different age of majority).

An MP3 version of "A Stranger Here" together with track information is available here ("the Download").


EarthSync India Private Limited ("EarthSync") is the owner of all intellectual property and other rights in and to the "No Stranger Here" album and the Downloadincluding written materials, musical compositions, sound recordings, graphics, visuals and trademarks. The Download is licensed to Entrants non-exclusively for their private and personal use only for the purpose of entering the Competition. Any unauthorized use of the Download including copying, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting is strictly prohibited.

Participation in the Competition does not grant Entrants any rights whatsoever in the "No Stranger Here" album and the "A Stranger Here" track including written materials, musical compositions, sound recordings, graphics, visuals and trademarks.

Competition Entry Requirements: To enter the Competition entrants are asked to send a submission e-mail ("the Submission E-mail") with their visual interpretations of the No Stranger Here album
to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. together with their full name, email address and title of their entry.

By submitting the Submission E-mail you hereby agree to the terms of the following Submission Declaration.

The Submission Declaration:

1.
I am an individual over the age of 18.

2. I have read and I fully agree to the No Stranger Here Visual Art Competition rules.

3.
I am about to submit original visual content fully created by me as part of the No Stranger Here Visual Art Competition ("the Visual Content").

4. I have all required rights and permissions in the Visual content.

5. I am solely responsible for the Visual Content submitted by me and for any royalties that may be due to any entity as a result of any uses made in the Visual Content.

6. The Visual Content and any use thereof, does not and will not infringe the rights of any third party and/or any copyrights and/or other intellectual property rights including (but not limited to) any trademark, patent, trade secret, or other privacy rights, rights of publicity, moral rights, performers rights of any entity.

7. All moral rights in the Visual Content (including the right of paternity and integrity) have been waived by those entitled to them. Any credit information must be provided in the Submission E-mail. In this context I understand and agree that there may be instances where credit may not be given.

8. EarthSync may use the names, pictures, biographical material of any persons and/or entities whose performances, images, creations are contained in the Visual Content in any way EarthSync sees fit.

9. I hereby grant EarthSync, a non-exclusive, worldwide, sub licensable, transferable, royalty free, perpetual license to use, copy, display, publically perform, upload, download and play the Visual Content in any way EarthSync sees fit in its absolute discretion including (but not limited to) to change, adapt, copy, broadcast, transfer, transmit, advertise, upload, download, stream, wire, digitize, give, distribute, publish, print, license, perform in public, exhibit to the public, edit and do any other action so desired by EarthSync in the Visual Content in any audio and/or audio visual project and/or product and/or service and/or format whatsoever, including to and/or by any third party, under any trademark, graphics or packaging whatsoever, whether commercial or not, private or public, by any medium, media, format or technology, now known or hereafter known or devised, any number of times, in any number of copies, including (but not limited to) by any means of projection (including Cinema, Transport, Hotel, Army, Airlines etc.), any means of TV transmission (including Terrestrial, Cable, Satellite, PPV, VOD etc.), any means of Internet transmission (including Broadband, Cellular, Streaming, Download etc.), any means of Cellular transmission (including Internet, Streaming, Download etc.), any Format (including DVD, Video, CD, other Digital Formats etc.), any form of Publishing (including Book, Magazine, Stationary etc.), any Product (including Merchandizing etc.), any Service (including Advertising, Promotion etc.), any Compilation etc., and to use my name, approved image, approved likeness, approved details solely in connection with the sale, advertising and packaging of any of the foregoing.

10. Without derogating from the generality of the foregoing and for the avoidance of doubt only, I agree that for the purposes of the exploitation of the Visual Content, the Visual Content is a work specially ordered or commissioned and shall be, for copyright purposes, considered a work made for hire.

11. EarthSync may exercise any of the rights granted to it under this agreement without hindrance and without the need to receive at any time in the future, any permission and/or authorization from me and/or any entity on my behalf.

12. I shall indemnify and keep EarthSync fully indemnified from and against any and all actions, claims, expenses and damages arising solely out of any breach of my consents, undertakings, warranties and other obligations under this declaration.

13. EarthSync shall not be bound by any fixed time period within which to exercise rights granted to it under this declaration.

14. EarthSync shall be free to assign, transfer, sell, license, sub-license or otherwise deal with its obligations and/or rights under this declaration.

15.
I agree that my use of the Visual Content together with "A Stranger Here" is limited to non-exclusive private and personal use only. Any unauthorized use including copying, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting is strictly prohibited. Notwithstanding, I may upload the Visual Content together with "A Stranger Here" onto YouTube and other online galleries in the case of still images. The following credit must be given: A Stranger Here (EarthSync).

16.
I agree that EarthSync may require me to remove from YouTube and other online galleries (and I will do so immediately), any Visual Content which in EarthSync's view (as it shall in its sole discretion decide) is inappropriate

17. I cannot assign or transfer my obligations and/or rights under this declaration.

18. I hereby release EarthSync from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with any use of the Visual Content and/or my participation or non-participation in the Competition.

The Submission Declaration is an integral part of these Competition rules.

Entrants are those individuals who have satisfied the Competition Entry Requirements above ("Entrants"). Notwithstanding, EarthSync may in its sole discretion decide that any Entrant is ineligible to participate. These Competition rules apply whether an Entrant is eligible or not.

The Competition will commence on 12th December 2011 and end on 9th March 2012.

Visual Content submitted to the Competition must be original and must be
non-defamatory, libelous, racially or religiously offensive or contain obscene, pornographic, violent or other harmful material.

Judging of Visual Content of Entrants will be undertaken by EarthSync. EarthSync's decisions need not be reasoned, its decisions will be final and not open for review or appeal.

Competition winners will be notified by e-mail.

1st Prize:
The Visual Content to win the 1st Prize will be featured as video art for the No Stranger Here Album’s live show or in the video of the track "A Stranger Here" and the relevant Entrant will be entitled to a free copy of every album in the EarthSync catalogue.

Other Prizes (5 in number):  Other Prizes Visual Content will be placed on the No Stranger Here website, and each relevant Entrant will receive a free copy of an album from the EarthSync catalogue of music and films (the particular album to be decided by EarthSync).

EarthSync may decide at any time to bring to an early end and/or postpone the Competition. Further, EarthSync may change these Competition rules at any time. Such changes will be posted at www.nostrangerhere.com.

EarthSync may, as it shall in its sole discretion determine, decide to use the Visual Content in various media and platforms. For this purpose, Entrants shall, in the Submission Declaration, grant EarthSync a worldwide license to use the Visual Content in various media and platforms.

EarthSync shall
, as and when feasible, give Entrants credit in respect of uses of the Visual Content.

Entrants may use the Visual Content together with "A Stranger Here" non-exclusively for their private and personal use only. Any unauthorized use of the Download including copying, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting is strictly prohibited. Notwithstanding, Entrants may upload the Visual Content together with "A Stranger Here" onto YouTube and other online galleries in the case of still images. The following credit must be given: A Stranger Here (EarthSync). EarthSync may require an Entrant to remove from YouTube and other online galleries (and Entrant will do so immediately), any Visual Content which in EarthSync's view (as it shall in its sole discretion decide) is inappropriate.

Employees, officers, and directors of EarthSync India Private Limited ("EarthSync") as well as members of their immediate families are not eligible to participate in the Competition.


These Competition rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of India, the courts of which in Chennai shall have sole jurisdiction in any matters thereon.

The No Stranger Here IP Policy which can be found here is hereby incorporated into these Competition rules and forms an integral part thereof.