About

The 1st FotoQuest brought to you by brunei.events is a unique first of its kind of photography contest in Brunei Darussalam where participants are required to first answer a specific set of questions related to the four districts of our country and then to capture the images of their answers as part of their contest submission.

The registration closes on the 31st December 2020.

The contest will run from 4th December in conjunction with the Brunei December Festival and will go on for two months until 22 January 2021.

There are two categories for participants to join –

  • Category 1: DSLR/Mirrorless
  • Category 2: Smartphone

Don’t miss the chance to explore the country’s gems and your chance to win attractive prizes!

 

 

How to Participate

To participate in the 1st FotoQuest brought to you by brunei.events, you will need to

  • Head to the 'About’ page and click on the ‘Register’ button.
  • Once on the eForm, fill in the necessary details. Duly note that all fields are mandatory.
  • Choose a category.
  • Upon successful registration, you will receive an e-mail containing your participation kit.
  • If you want to participate in both categories, you will have to register one more time as it will give you a unique ID.

How to Submit your entries

Use MintyDrop

To submit your photos, you will need to use www.mintydrop.com – a Brunei based file transfer platform that provides secure and easy-to-use file sharing for you and your business.

  • Once you’ve collected your answers and named them according to the Submission format, you may upload the files into www.mintydrop.com
  • Make sure that your Upload Settings is set to “Link”
  • Once MintyDrop finishes uploading your files, a link will be generated for you. (eg. https://mintydrop.com/FotoQu35t). Keep a record of this link.

Submission Form

Once you have your MintyDrop link, you may then proceed to the Submission eForm. In that eForm, you are responsible for providing a valid link pertaining to your entry answers. The organiser shall not be responsible for any inadmissible links that are not raised to our attention within the Submission Period.

If by any chance, you did not receive your participation kit upon successful registration within 24-hours or you may have mistakenly provided a broken link in your Submission eForm, please e-mail us at hello@brunei.events, or contact us at 8983827 immediately with your Issue together with your Registration ID.

You may then proceed to make another Submission through your eForm with your unique Registration ID.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the last day to register?

The last day to register is 22 December 2020 at 11:59pm.

Do I need to print out the photos?

No. All photos are to be submitted online via a file-sharing platform.

What size and formats do the final photos need to be in?

4mb to 6mb in digital JPEG format for final submission.

How do I submit the photographs?

Registered participants will need to upload their photographs on www.mintydrop.com and the link provided by MintyDrop needs to be included in the submission form on brunei.events.

Who can join the contest?

All citizens and residents of Brunei Darussalam over 18 years of age with a valid IC can join the contest (Yellow, Red/Purple and Green).

How much is the registration fee?

For Category 1: DSLR/Mirrorless, it is B$50 (Brunei Dollars Fifty)

For Category 2: Smartphone, it is B$20 (Brunei Dollars Twenty)

Do I need to pay the registration fee online?

Yes. Registrations and payment can be made both online and offline. You may register and make the payment offline at our office. Here are the details for offline payment:

Address:
Level 3, Knowledge Hub, Anggerek Desa Technology Park
Simpang 32-37, Berakas, Bandar Seri Begawan BB3713
Brunei Darussalam T +673 223 8380
Opening Hours:
8.00am - 12.00pm and 2.00pm - 5.00pm

How many questions are there per category?

There are 20 questions that will bring photographers around Brunei in search of the answers.

Are there any specific manners in which the subjects need to be taken?

No. Once the participant has the right answer for the question, it is up to their creativity to find the best representation the essence of the answer, so long as the photo depicts any part of, or makes the riddle answers identifiable.

Can I watermark my photos?

No. All entry photos submitted for the contest must not carry any Watermarks. More details can be found on the event Terms and Conditions.

When will winners be announced?

Winners will be announced within 2 weeks after the contest finishes by 4 February 2021.

Terms & Conditions

GENERAL TERMS

  1. The 1st FotoQuest, brought to you by brunei.events (“contest”) is a photography contest that requires participants to answer a set of contest questions correctly as the answers determine the photographs (i.e. answers) they submit for this contest.
  2. By registering for the contest, participants signify their agreement and acceptance of the Terms and Conditions (T&Cs) stated herein and shall exempt the Organiser from any claims against any accidents or injuries they sustain during the contest period.
  3. The Organiser reserves the right to disqualify any participant who has breached the T&Cs of the contest.

 

ELIGIBILITY

  1. All residents of Brunei Darussalam are eligible to participate in the contest, provided that they have a valid IC (yellow, red/purple, green) and are 18 years old and above.
  2. Employees of the organiser, its affiliates and/or related companies, management and stakeholders are not eligible to participate in the contest.

 

REGISTRATION

  1. Registration opens on 4th December 2020 and closes on 22 December 2020.
  2. Contest starts on 22 December 2020 and ends on 22 January 2021 (“contest period”).
  3. The contest offers two categories:
    • Category 1: DSLR/Mirrorless users
    • Category 2: Smartphone users
  1. The registration fee are as follows:
    • Category 1: B$50.00 (Brunei Dollars Fifty) per participant
    • Category 2: B$20.00 (Brunei Dollars Twenty) per participant
  1. Participants can register for either or both categories separately as each category registration will provide participant with a unique Reference ID for the contest.
  2. Registration is available online at brunei.events
  3. Payment made is non-refundable.
  4. Online registration will be deactivated on 22 December 2020.

 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Participants can submit their photographs anytime during the contest period.
  2. Submissions received after the contest period i.e. after 22 January 2021 will be automatically disqualified.
  3. Submission must be done online at brunei.events
  4. Participants are free to use their own perspectives and creativity to capture any kind of essence of the intended subjects, as long as the photographs of the intended subjects can be easily identified as the answers to the contest questions.
  5. Participants may submit one photograph per contest question. Participants therefore should choose the best photograph as the answer to the contest question.
  6. Participants who submit more than one photographs to a contest question shall have the first photograph defaulted as the submitted answer and the remaining photographs will be disqualified.
  7. Each photograph may be in the size range of 4MB to 6MB.
  8. Due to the large size of the photographs, all participants must use the link obtained from MintyDrop.com, a Brunei-based file transfer platform that provides a secure and easy-to-use file sharing to submit online.
  9. All photographs must be submitted in JPEG format and in full colour.
  10. All photographs must not have watermarks.
  11. All photographs must be taken during the contest period. Photos taken outside of the contest period will be automatically disqualified.
  12. Photograph file names must be submitted base on this format .jpg (Example: Q1KubahMakamDiraja.jpg)

 

JUDGING CRITERIA

  1. Judging of the submissions shall take place within the two (02) weeks after contest period has ended.
  2. Submissions shall be judged for Top 10 ranking and Most Beautiful Photograph.
  3. For Top 10 ranking, submissions shall be judged in the order of the criteria process below:

A. The highest total number of correct answers

Participants will be shortlisted according to the number of questions they have correctly answered.

B. The creativity and composition of the photographs

Shortlisted participants will have their correct answers i.e. photographs judged based on their overall creativity and composition. Photographs that do not meet the judges’ expectations shall be dismissed from the number of correct answers submitted.

C. Top 10 ranking

Shortlisted participants shall be ranked from the most to least number of answers remaining after judging criteria processes A and B are completed.

Shortlisted participants shall be ranked from the most to least number of answers remaining after judging criteria processes A and B are completed.  

  1. For Most Beautiful Photograph, submissions shall be judged based on the creativity, composition and overall quality of the photograph. The photograph will not be judged for its correct answer.
  2. Decisions by the Organiser and contest judges are final and no queries will be entertained

 

PRIZES

  1. The contest offers the following prizes to the top two highest ranked participants of each category:

Category 1:

DSLR/Mirrorless Users

1st Place

Prize worth B$800.00

2nd Place

Prize worth B$400.00

 

Category 2:

Smartphone Users

1st Place

Prize worth B$500.00

2nd Place

Prize worth B$200.00

  1. The top 10 ranked participants of each category shall be given a Certificate of Participation and a FotoQuest goodie bag.
  2. The Most Beautiful Photograph winner shall be given FotoQuest Most Beautiful Photograph trophy, a Certificate of Participation and a FotoQuest goodie bag.
  3. All winners will be notified via telephone and email to attend the Prize Giving Ceremony. Further details shall be disclosed in the telephone call and email.
  4. Participants who do not respond to the winners’ notification or cannot attend the Prize Giving Ceremony shall forfeit their prizes and ranking.

 

RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. All participants shall comply with all the rules and regulations of the contest.
  2. All participants shall be legally liable for copyright related issues of their own photos.
  3. In the event that winning participant’s photograph is found to breach any copyrights, the ranking and prize awarded to that participant shall be forfeited.
  4. brunei.events, Mix Mediaworx Sdn Bhd and Brunei Tourism will retain the rights to use any photographs submitted to the contest without consent and compensation to the participants.

Terms & Conditions

The following are the official Terms and Conditions of brunei.events and (Title Sponsor) presents The Ultimate Chicken Dinner (An Online PUBG Tournament 2021) which apply to any teams who have registered. Please be advised that the following rules and regulations do not limit the level of competition and gameplay.

Preliminary

  • “Tournament” or “Competition” shall hereinafter refer to The Ultimate Chicken Dinner
  • “Organiser” shall hereinafter refer to brunei.events
  • “Tournament Official” shall hereinafter refer to individuals authorised to operate under the Organisers behalf
  • “Team” shall hereinafter refer to a participating team
  • “Player(s)” shall hereinafter refer to players of a participating team
  • “Terms” and/or “Conditions” shall hereinafter refer to this Terms and Conditions
  • “Starter” shall hereinafter refer to players who intend to compete within the upcoming Competition fixture
  • “Substitute” shall hereinafter refer to a player of a team who will not be competing within the upcoming Competition fixture

General Rules and Regulation

  • 1.1. The brunei.events and (Title Sponsor) presents The Ultimate Chicken Dinner (An Online PUBG Tournament 2021) is open for Brunei and Permanent Residents residing within Brunei Darussalam only.
  • 1.2. The brunei.events and (Title Sponsor) presents The Ultimate Chicken Dinner (An Online PUBG Tournament 2021) is open for Brunei and Permanent Residents residing within Brunei Darussalam only. .
  • 1.3. Participation fee for the Tournament is set at BND40.00 per team.
  • 1.4. Participating team can consist of 04 players (compulsory) and 01 substitute player (optional) only.
  • 1.5. Participating teams must commit to the time that has been set beforehand by the Organiser.
  • 1.6. Players’ names that are found to be offensive or vulgar will not be tolerated by the Organiser and the Organiser reserves the right to request for an immediate name change during and prior to the Tournament.
  • 1.7. Fees shall not be refunded to any teams who have been disqualified and/or have pulled out during or prior to the Competition.
  • 1.8. Each team must maintain, at all times during any Tournament fixture, four players in the team’s starting lineup constituting a complete roster. Failure to provide a complete roster will be a transgression of these Terms and subject to the discretion of the Organiser. Teams reserve the right of adding one (1) additional player to act as a substitute prior to the initiation of the Competition period. Teams are strongly encouraged to register five (5) players, which is the maximum number of players allowed.
  • 1.9. Tournament conducts
    • Please come prepared on the time mentioned by the Organiser.
    • Teams must follow any instructions from the Organiser.
    • Players are to conduct themselves appropriately during the tournament time frame when interacting with the Organiser or other players.
    • For any accusations/report, proofs must be submitted (e.g. an opponent team forfeiting their match: A screenshot of the conversation must be attached for the Organiser to determine the legibility of it.).
    • Team captains shall be responsible for the teams’ attendance and with liaising with the Organiser throughout and before the tournament period.
    • Team captains must ensure their availability at all times during the tournament period.
  • 1.10. No. of Team Registrations
    This event will allow a minimum of 32 Teams to participate in this tournament. However, should there be additional registrations past the 32 Team minimum pool, registered teams will be placed on a waiting list until a 64 Team pool is achieved, of which shall be the maximum allowed Team pool for the tournament. In effect, the tournament shall only proceed with either a 32 or 64 Team pool.
  • 1.11. Disclaimer
    • Participation is at your own risk.
    • Participants must follow the rules, use caution, and take care of their own health.
    • The Organiser is not liable for any losses in relation to the event, directly or indirectly, for example in the case of a cancelled event, electrical failure or similar. No person or persons shall hold the Organiser liable.
    • Each participation is a binding contract and the Organiser reserves the right to ban any participants.
    • The Organiser reserves the rights to change the rules without further notice.
  • 1.12. Tournament Flow

    Pre-match preparation

      • Schedule changes
        • The Organiser reserves the right to reschedule, make changes to the dates of the tournament or alter the schedule in any other way or form. All teams will be informed of any changes made by the Organiser at once.

      • Early Check In
        • Participating teams must check-in at the Discord the time set by the Organiser before for preparation for every round/day they participate in the tournament.

      • Game Version
        • The game version used will be decided by Organiser, use of newly released heroes, heroes with recent balance updates and those with known bugs may be temporarily banned. The duration of the ban will be determined by Organiser.

      • Preparation Time
        • Players are free to prepare after their check in. However, the players must enter the lobby at the agreed match time schedule.

      • Match starting time
        • In the most optimal situation, any problems faced by the players should be solved during the set preparation time. The match should start at the scheduled time. Match may be delayed if the Organiser deems it to be necessary. If the reason for the delay is due to player fault, the Organiser reserves the right to penalise the player or team accordingly.

    • In-game Lobby
      • The Organiser shall create the in-game lobby for matches that are to be live-streamed. The players should follow the instructions from the Organiser on how to enter the in-game lobby.

    • 1.13. Marketing Rights
        • Teams who have successfully registered MUST agree to have their Team photo taken by the Organisers at the location of the Organisers choosing (Please see address stated below).
        • Teams must come within the time period set by Organisers (Please see dates stated below). The successful registrants MUST then set a date and time with the Organisers upon successful registration to confirm timing of photoshoot. (Please see dates stated below)

      MixMedia
      Level 3, Knowledge Hub, Anggerek Desa Technology Park
      Simpang 32-37, Berakas, Bandar Seri Begawan BB3713
      Brunei Darussalam

      Office Opening Hours
      Monday to Thursday 8.15 am – 12.00 pm
      Friday 8.15 am – 11.00 am and 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

    • Dates:
      • Teams who have successfully registered for the event will hereby agree to allow the Organiser to use their photo for marketing purposes across their various platforms for the purpose of marketing this event.

*Please DOWNLOAD and READ THROUGH the Terms and Conditions of the tournament set by E-Sports Brunei.