Expedition Mt. Kinabalu 2019
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How To Participate

How To Participate


TWO lucky winners stand to win an all-expense paid* adventure to climb Southeast-Asia's tallest peak, the mighty Mt. Kinabalu, together with a group of fun-loving, intrepid and slightly kooky adventurers in May 2019.

Participating is easy. Simply follow the instructions below and you could be well on your way to kickstarting your very own Big Blue holiday!

Part #1 - Submit Your Post

  1. Snap a photo OR shoot a 60-second video of yourself (yes, YOU have to be in it) based on the theme of 'The Spirit of Adventure'
  2. Submit your photo or video using our online form, caption your picture and tell us why you should be our next Big Blue Adventurer
  3. You will be notified once your submission has been posted on our official Big Blue Holidays Facebook page and/or Instagram account
  4. You must also FOLLOW our official Facebook page and/or Instagram account
  5. Next share your contest post with your family and friends with the hashtags #BBX (short for Big Blue Expeditions) and #bigblueholidays and get as many people as you can to Like your submission (only Likes on our official Big Blue Holidays Facebook page and Instagram account will be counted for this contest)
  6. You can submit contest entries for BOTH Facebook and Instagram (you must have your own personal Facebook and Instagram accounts). Submissions for Facebook and Instagram can be different to one another (be creative!)
  7. The Top 10 submissions with the most Likes on Facebook and Instagram by 31 January 2019 will move on to Part 2

Part #2 - The Finals

  1. The Top 10 submissions (10 each for Facebook and Instagram) will be reviewed by our panel of judges
  2. Judges will make their decisions based on creativity, originality, production values and how well the submissions portrays the theme 'The Spirit of Adventure'
  3. Judges decisions are final and no correspondence will be entertained in relation to that decision
  4. Winners will be announced on 10 February 2019

Contest Rules & Conditions

Organiser and Eligibility
  1. The Expedition Mt. Kinabalu 2019 [“Contest”] is organised by (Urban Rhythms Tours Adventures & Travel Sdn Bhd) [“the Organiser”] and is open to all participants between the ages of 18 and 50 as of 1st January 2018 subject to the Rules and Regulations herein.
  2. Participants are to ensure that they are medically fit and capable enough to complete the hike up to Mount Kinabalu. The Organiser reserves the right to request for medical examinations and proof of medical fitness at their discretion. All medical fees of such shall be borne by the participant.
  3. The following group of persons shall not be eligible to participate in this Contest:
    1. Employees of the Organiser [including its affiliated and related companies] and their immediate family members [children, parents, brothers and sisters, including spouses]; and/or
    2. Representatives, employees, servants and/or agents of advertising and/or promotion service providers of the Organiser [including its affiliated and related companies], and their immediate family members [children, parents, brothers and sisters, including spouses].
  1. This Contest will run from (1 December 2018) at “12:00:00 AM” to (31 January 2019) at “11:59:59 PM” Malaysian time [“the Contest Period”].
  2. The Organiser reserves the right to amend the Contest Period at any time. All entries received outside the Contest Period will be disqualified.
Submission of Entries and Qualifying Criteria
  1. Entries must be submitted and meet the qualifying criteria as listed in the section How To Participate (found at the top of this web page)
  2. Prizes:
    1. Mount Kinabalu Summit Climb for one [1] from (3-6 May 2019). Inclusive of flights (Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu) and accommodation, ground travel, meals in Kota Kinabalu and other items as per the tour itinerary.
    2. Two [2] winners will be selected by the judges; one [1] from Facebook and one [1] from Instagram.
    3. Any additional/personal cost and items NOT specified in the itinerary will be born by the winners themselves.
    4. All winners are responsible for preparing their own essential travel documents (if applicable).
Redemption of Prizes
  1. The selected winners will be notified via telephone, Facebook Private Message on Big Blue Holidays Facebook Page, Direct Message on Big Blue Holidays Instagram Page, and e-mail by the Organiser to confirm their contact details. Selected winners are to respond to the Organiser within five [5] days from the date of notification if there are any errors in the details provided. The Organiser shall not be held liable in the event the winner(s) cannot be contacted after at least three [3] attempts by the Organiser. The Organiser will not be held responsible should there be any error, delay or defect in notification via telephone, Facebook Private Message, Instagram Direct Message, or email to the participants of the winners.
  2. The Organiser will not be held liable in the event that prize fulfillments are not completed due to incorrect or incomplete contact details provided by the participants.
  3. Each participant may enter this Contest via both channels – Facebook and Instagram, but are only entitled to win one [1] prize.
  4. Prizes are non transferable, non refundable and excludes any additional costs and expense.
  5. The Organiser reserves the right to alter the specifications of the prize should that specified prize be unavailable for reasons beyond the Organisers control. The prizes may change anytime without prior notice. Any alternative prize will be of equal value.
  6. All winners must abide by the terms and conditions of the parties arranging and/or providing for the prizes.
Liability & Responsibility
  1. Winners shall assume full liability and responsibility in case of any liability, mishap, injury, damage, claim or accidents (including death) resulting from their participation in this Contest, redemption and/ or utilisation of the prizes. The Organiser shall not be responsible for any liability, mishap, loss, damage, claim or accident (including death) in any manner whatsoever.
  2. All recording, transportation, accommodation, personal costs and/ or any other costs, fees and/or other expenses that are incurred to participate in this Contest and to redeem the prize is the sole responsibility of the winner.
  3. The Organiser is not responsible for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction, unauthorized access to, or alteration of, user or member communications, or any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of e-mail or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet and/or websites.
  4. Participants also agree that the Organiser is not responsible nor liable for any delay, injury or damage to the participant’s and/or any third party’s computer, computer system or apparatus relating to or resulting from the access to, participation in this Contest, including the playing, downloading of any materials or information from the Contest and in connection with this Contest, submission/uploading for this Contest, including without limitation any server failure, lost, delayed or corrupted data or other malfunction.
Rights of the Organiser
  1. By submitting your entries for this Contest, all participants agree and acknowledge that all intellectual property rights thereto shall belong to the Organiser. The Organiser shall have the exclusive right to use, edit, modify and publish the entry submitted by all the participants, publish the names of the participants, in any way it deems fit for any advertising, trade, promotional purpose and for any other reason whatsoever, without any further notice to the participants and the participants shall not claim ownership or any payment or compensation on the materials. For the avoidance of doubt, the submissions will not be edited for judging purposes. The Organiser will be using participants’ submission photos to be featured in Big Blue Holidays Facebook wall posts and Big Blue Holidays Instagram account.
  2. The Organiser reserves the right to modify, suspend or cancel this Contest in the event that it becomes not capable of running as planned, technically interfered or corrupted, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Organiser, despite the best efforts of the Organiser.
  3. The Organiser reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any participant that is found or suspected of tampering with the Contest submission process, the operation of this Contest. The Organiser reserves the right to remove any submissions of the person who it reasonably suspects has violated or infringed any of these general terms and conditions and the Organiser reserves the right to pursue legal action against any individual it believes has undertaken fraudulent activities or other activities harmful to this online Contest and/or the Contest submission process.
Privacy Notice
  1. By participating in the Contest, the Participants consent for the Organiser and any of its holding, subsidiary or related companies as defined in the Companies Act 1965 and its service providers, agents and contractors who provide administrative and business support to the Organiser and act on the Organiser’s behalf [“Authorised Third Parties”] [Collectively “the Organiser”] to process the Participants’ personal information provided in the entry submission for purposes of the Contest. This includes disclosing the Participants’ name to the general public when the Participants become a winner in the contest by publishing the Participants’ names, photographs and other personal information without compensation for advertising and publicity purposes.
  2. The Organiser may also use the Participants’ personal information for purposes of contacting and sending to the Participants marketing and promotional information or materials about the Organiser’s products, services, any promotions, events or contests organised by the Organiser.
  3. In the event that the Participants agree to share and disclose personal information of a person whom the Participants intend to refer to the Organiser, the Participants acknowledge that the Participants have obtained the consent of that person to share and disclose his/her personal information to the Organiser and to being contacted by the Organiser.
  4. In respect of minors or individuals not legally competent to give consent, the Participants confirm that they have appointed the Participants to act for them and, to consent on their behalf to the processing of their personal information in accordance with this privacy notice.
  5. At times the Organiser may retain Authorised Third Parties to process the Participants’ personal information. All such Authorised Third Parties are contractually bound to take reasonable measures to keep information secure and not to use the Participants’ personal information in any way other than that which is specified here.
  6. To the extent that the applicable law allows, Participants have the right to request for access to, request for a copy of, request to update or correct the Participants’ personal information held by the Organiser. All Participants’ written requests or queries should be addressed to:
    1. Address: Urban Rhythms Tours Adventures & Travel Sdn Bhd, Unit 7A, Jalan H3, Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    2. Email: admin@urban-rhythms.com
  7. Please note the Organiser requires the participants’ personal information in order to process the Participants’ participation in the Contest, without which the Organiser will not be able to process the Participants’ application.
  8. The Organiser reserves the right to update and amend this privacy notice or the Organiser’s privacy policy from time to time.
Other Terms & Conditions
  1. All entries submitted must be original and shall not breach any intellectual property rights belonging to any party. The participants shall not pose, distribute, reproduce or submit in any way whatsoever, any materials containing any other party’s intellectual property rights, including but not limited to copyrights, or other proprietary information owned by another party without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such intellectual property rights or proprietary information. If you believe that your work has been copied and posted in a way that constitutes an intellectual property infringement, please contact the Organiser.
  2. The Organiser, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to modify this Rules & Regulations without any prior notice, if required for the smooth running of the Contest.
  3. This Rules & Regulations are prepared in English only.
  4. The Judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence thereon will be entertained.
  5. By participating in this Contest, participants agree to be bound by this Contest Rules & Regulations, and the decisions of the Organiser.
Technical Requirements

The Organiser shall not be held liable or responsible for any delay and/or failure in the receipt of entry due to the inability of the respective Internet Service Provider [ISP] company and/ or telecommunication network to provide timely and/or efficient internet and/or telecommunication services.

Prohibited Content
  1. Below is a partial list of content that is illegal or prohibited to be posted on the Contest. Posting of any of this content by the participant may, in the Organiser’s sole discretion, result in termination of membership in addition to the disqualification of participation. In addition, the Organiser reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action, in its sole discretion, against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication posted on the Big Blue Holiday Facebook/Instagram and reporting such violators to the appropriate legal authorities. Prohibited content includes, but is not limited to, contents which, in the Organiser’s sole judgement:
    1. is offensive to the online community, such as content that promotes racism, politically religious agendas, inflammatory religious content, violence, foul language, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
    2. harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
    3. involves the transmission of “junk mail”, “chain letters,” “spam,” or any other unsolicited mass mailing, e-mailing, or other communication;
    4. includes any information that [1] the participant knows is false or misleading, [2] promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, or [3] is threatening, obscene, defamatory, or libelous;
    5. constitutes or includes any illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted or copyrightable work, including, but not limited to, [1] pirated computer programs or links to them, [2] information which circumvents manufacturer-installed copy-protect devices, [3] pirated music or links to pirated music files;
    6. displays obscene, pornographic or sexually explicit material of any kind;
    7. includes material that exploits people in a sexual or violent manner;
    8. includes material showing or depicting any offensive or violent acts whether involving other person or persons or animal or not;
    9. provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone’s privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses; and
    10. exhibits overtly dangerous or potentially life threatening situations.

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