Shine A Light Party Pics Competition

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How can you take part in the Shine A Light Party Pics Competition? Find out more here...

Take a photo containing decorations and costumes of your Eurovision Party and submit your photo on Twitter, then tag your Photo with tags @eurovision and #ShineALight within the Submission Period.

The Competition opens on Saturday, 16 May 2020 at 12:00 CEST and closes on Sunday, 17 May 2020 at 12:00 CEST. Only the winners will be notified by end of May 2020 via Twitter direct messaging from @eurovision.

In total, 5 winners will be nominated and each of them will receive a Prize Package consisting of the items listed below:

By entering this Competition, you agree to have read, understood and accepted the Terms and Conditions below.

Terms and Conditions:

The Competition

To mark the broadcast on 16 May 2020 of the television programme “Europe Shine a Light”, the European Broadcasting Union (who we’ll refer to as “EBU”, “us”, “we” and “our” in these terms and conditions) is organizing a competition on Twitter whereby entrants are invited to submit photos containing decorations and costumes consistent with what one would consider a “Eurovision Party” (the Competition).

By entering in the Competition, entrants are deemed to have read, understood and agreed to the Terms and Conditions attached herein prior to entering this Competition.

How to Enter?


Take a photo containing decorations and costumes consistent with what one would consider a "Eurovision Party" (the Photo).


submit your Photo on Twitter -, then tag your Photo with tags @eurovision and #ShineALight within the Submission Period. The @eurovision handle in combination with #ShineALight must be included in the social media post for a successful submission.

Entrants in this Competition must set their personal Twitter account to "Public" to enable us to view Competition submissions.

No purchase is necessary to enter. There shall be one prize per winner and entrants shall not be allowed to enter more than one Photo in the Competition. In case an entrant submits multiple Photos, we reserve the right to either take into consideration the Photo which has been submitted first or to disqualify the Entrant at our sole discretion.

Who can enter?

To be eligible to enter in this Competition, entrants must be aged of at least 18 years as of the date of submission of the Photo and have a twitter account.

Employees of Highlight Event AG, the European Broadcasting Union, Eurovision Services SA and its affiliates or suppliers as well as their immediate family members are ineligible. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, grandparents, parents, siblings, children and grandchildren. We reserve the right to ask for proof of name, age and address of both winners.



Submission Period: Saturday, 16th May 12:00 CEST to Sunday, 17th May 12:00 CEST

Pre-selection and judging process period: 17 May 2020 until 22 May 2020

Winners contacted: End of May 2020

Announcement of the winners: as soon as confirmed

We reserve the right to amend the dates above and these Rules at any time. All Photos received outside the Submission Period will not be entered into the Competition selection.

Photo Criteria


Submission Period:
Only Photos posted with the tags @eurovision and #ShineALight on Twitter during the Submission Period and which remain visible on Twitter on and after 17 May 2020 12:00 CEST will be eligible to enter in the Competition and will be considered in the Selection Process. In case the submission does not include the @eurovision handle in combination with #ShineALight, your photo will not be entered in the Competition.

Photo containing decorations and costumes consistent with what one would consider a “Eurovision Party.


Photos shall not 1) promote illegal behavior; 2) support racial, religious, sexual or other invidious prejudice; 3) advocate sexual or violent exploitation; 4) violate rights established by law or agreement; 5) invade the privacy of any person; or 6) be otherwise inappropriate as determined by us in our sole and conclusive determination.

Selection of the Winners


Timeline: Between 17 May and 22 May 2020

Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. All eligible entries received before the end of the Submission Period will be entered into the Competition and given a fair evaluation for a chance to win.

Pre-selection: The Eurovision team will preselect 100 Photos on the basis of the following criteria:

  • colour,
  • creativity, and
  • craziness

The 100 prevselected Photos will be split at random into five groups.

Selection: The winners will be chosen through a panel of judges connected to the Eurovision Song Contest. The jury panel will be composed of five performers having taken part in the Eurovision Song Contest (the Jurors) and they will select the winning entries out of the Pre-selected Photos. Each Juror will receive one of the five groups of Photos and will select the winner out of the group that has been allocated to him/her. There are no defined outlines of what constitutes a “Eurovision Party” theme and the selection of the winner in each group is left to the appreciation of each Juror.

The jury’s decision is final and no appeal shall be possible. Only the winners shall be contacted and announced publicly.

In total, 5 winners will be nominated and each of them will receive a Prize Package consisting of the items listed below.

The Winners


Timeline: by the end of May 2020

Only the winners will be notified by end of May 2020 via Twitter direct messaging from @eurovision and no other correspondence will be entered into.

Acceptance and Collection of the Prize


Each winner must, within 48 hours of being notified as a winner, confirm to us by a return Twitter message that s/he wishes to accept the prize and accepts the use and possible inclusion of his/her Photo as further described below.

We reserve the right to change the winner(s) of the Competition, If we cannot get hold of (a) winner(s), or if (a) winner(s) do(es) not confirm acceptance of the prize within 48 hours of our twitter message notifying s/he that s/he is a winner, we will give the prize to the next eligible entrant selected at random out of the preselected Photos.

The Prizes


5 Prize Package (one per winner) consisting of:

The prizes will be sent by post by 30 June 2020 at the latest to the Winners who have confirmed that they accept the Prize.

Delivery costs is included in the prize.

The specifics of the Prize are solely determined by us and we reserve the right to substitute the Prize (or parts of it) mentioned above by another one.

The Prize may not be claimed by a third party on the winner's behalf. We do not accept any responsibility if a winner is not able to take up part or all of the Prize.

The prize is non-transferable. The winners shall not be allowed to transfer or sell part of all of the Prize. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winners. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for us to publish the winners names on our social media accounts and on EBU digital outlets, likeness, and the Photo as further detailed below.

Prize winner's announcement


Timeline: By end of May 2020

Once the winner has been confirmed we will issue a public statement on the winners on EBU websites and social media outlets.

The Rules of the Competition


Full Contest rules/terms and conditions are posted on

  1. No purchase is necessary to enter in this Competition and there is no entry fee.
  2. Agreement to Rules: By posting a Photo of your Eurovision Party with the tags @eurovision and #ShineALight, the entrant (“You”) accept that your Photo will be part of the Competition and you irrevocably agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You and Your Photo meet the eligibility requirements and that you shall grant the authorizations and rights detailed hereunder in relation to your Photo.
    In addition, You agree to accept our decisions as final and binding as it relates to this Competition once You have posted a Photo with tags @eurovision and #ShineALight.
    If You do not accept these Rules, then please do not Tag your Photo with tags @eurovision and #ShineALight.
  1. Rights and warranties granted by You: By posting Your Photo with the tags @eurovision and #ShineALight,
    • You understand and agree that we, the EBU anyone acting on behalf of the EBU, and the EBU’s Members, licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right to publish, broadcast, distribute, make available and use in any media (including any social media platform or websites) now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your Photo, name, portrait, picture, likeness, image, content included in the Photo, statements about the Competition, and biographical information without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. For the avoidance of doubt, we and the EBU shall be entitled to use Your Photo in the manner described above as from the moment of its submission as part of the Competition and without limitation in time and shall not prejudge the outcome of the Competition. Any use of the Photo by us, the EBU shall not constitute a commitment that your Photo will be pre-selected or selected for the outcome of the Competition.
    • You further represent and warrant that all elements included in your Photo do not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. No copyrighted materials may be used in the Photo unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material for this Competition. Written permission must be obtained and provided upon request for all copyrighted materials. If your Photo infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at our sole discretion. If the content of your Photo is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless us, the EBU from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which us, the EBU or Members may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.
    • You warrant that Your Photo shall not include harmful, indecent or vulgar content. We reserve the right to report any inappropriate content and we decline all responsibility for any content which might be considered harmful or otherwise.
  1. Personal Data Protection Terms and Conditions
    • This Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. You are providing your information to us and not to Twitter, although Twitter will process your personal data and use your Photo according to its own terms and use and privacy notice.
    • Your personal data including your name. twitter pseudo and contact details (“Personal Data”) which you have provided to us by entering in this Competition will be recorded, stored or otherwise processed by us for purposes relating to the administration and conduct of the Competition (including remit of the Prizes) and for related advertising, publicity, broadcast, use of your Photo as foreseen under these Rules and our other legitimate business purpose (“Purpose”).
    • In accordance with data protection legislation, we collect personal data you have used to enter in the Competition and to contact and notify the winners only. For the winner(s), we will check your identity in order to deliver the Prizes. No data will be passed on or sold to third parties save for enabling us to run the Competition and to remit the Prizes. We will pass on the personal data of the winners to our agent Highlight Event AG (which has been appointed by us to deliver the Prizes).
    • You will only be giving your personal information to us (and, if necessary, to people working on our behalf). Please be informed that your Personal Data may be disclosed to our affiliates, Members, agents service providers and relevant business partners such as public relations agencies and advertising agencies (if any) for the Purpose and as permitted by applicable data privacy laws.
    • We might process your personal information outside of the EU. We will keep your personal data only as necessary for using the Photos you have posted as part of the Competition. We will use and process the personal data of the winners for the purposes of permitting the Winner to benefit from the Prizes.
    • In addition, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will use your personal data in accordance with their own privacy policy when sharing your Photos on their platforms.
    • You may request for access to or correction of the Personal Data or limit the processing of the Personal Data at any time hereafter by submitting such request to us. You may do so by sending a signed request form with a copy of your ID card, passport or other proof of identity to [email protected] or by post to EBU, 17A L’Ancienne-Route, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Geneva, Switzerland.
    • Please note that it will be necessary for you to provide all of the Personal Data, without which we will not be able to process the same for the Purpose and consequently not be able to include your Photo in the Competition and possibly remit the Prizes to the winners.
  1. Terms & Conditions: We reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Competition should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond our control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Competition. In such case, we may select the Winners from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by us.
    We reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify (i) anyone it suspects of any kind of cheating, deception, or fraud, even if they enter via a third party, (ii) any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Competition or (iii) violates these Rules, including any kind of manipulation whatsoever.  Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of the Competition may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, we reserve the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. If we do not enforce this provision, it does not mean we have given up the right to do so. The Competition is subject to all applicable laws and regulations. It shall be deemed void where prohibited.
    Photos which do not comply with the above requirements shall not be entered in the Competition.
  1. Liability: By entering and as a condition for participating You agree to
    • release and hold us harmless, the EBU, our subsidiaries, affiliates, Members, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) your entry in the Competition and/or your acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any Prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
    • assume all risk involved by entering in this Competition. Winners shall assume full liability and responsibility in case of any liability, mishap, injury, damage, claim or accidents (including death) resulting from your participation in this Competition, redemption and/or utilization of the prizes. We shall not be responsible for any liability, mishap, loss, damage, claim or accident (including death) in any manner whatsoever.
    • waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys' fees, and you further waive all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
  1. Modification: We reserve the right to modify these Rules and the Prizes awarded at any time without prior notice.  Our decision is final with respect to any aspect of the Competition, including without limitation, modifications to these Rules, cancellation of the Competition, the method of pre-selection and of selection as well as the determination of the Winner(s).
  1. Disclaimer: Neither we nor any Members of the EBU nor any of our partners or agent commit to any warranties, express or implied, as to the condition, fitness or merchantability of the prizes. We disclaim any liability for damage pursuant to your participation in this Competition.
    You agree to be bound by these Competition Rules and by the decisions of the jury. Winners shall have no recourse against us, the EBU in case this Competition is cancelled. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation.
    All personal costs and/or any other costs, fees and/or other expenses that are incurred to participate in this Competition are the sole responsibility of all entrants.
    Twitter not affiliated with us, the EBU, the Eurovision Song Contest nor this Competition.   This Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any other Social Network.

These Contest Rules are submitted to Swiss law.

This Contest is organised and promoted by:

The European Broadcasting Union
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