Terms & Conditions

Please read very carefully these terms and conditions before participating in the Ballista Magazine competitions. Participation in the Ballista Magazine competitions indicates that you accept these terms and conditions. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, please do not participate in the Ballista Magazine competitions.

  1. All competition entries are final; No refunds will be provided under any circumstance.
  2. Entrant guarantees authorship and originality of work and assumes all liability regarding the use of intellectual property.
  3. Prize winnings will be provided within 60 days of the announcement of competition results.
  4. Entry into a Ballista promotion is deemed to be an acceptance of the Terms and Conditions provided.
  5. Ballista Magazine reserves the right to remove any entry from the promotion with adequate reason, including but not limited to ignorance of the submission criteria.
  6. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted and will be discarded without review or refund.
  7. Submissions that do not adhere to the rules outlined in the competition description will be deemed incomplete and by default, discarded without review or refund.
  8. Entrants may submit as many entries per Category so long as they are filed separately with the appropriate submission fee for each entry.
  9. Files that are not named using the nominated naming conventions will not be accepted.
  10. Entrants shall be responsible for all costs related to entering the competition, including but not limited to mail fees, internet connectivity, and design creation, etc. Ballista Magazine will not reimburse any costs whatsoever related to an entrant’s entry into the competition.
  11. Designs submitted by entrants must not feature:
    1. Trademarks, service marks, trade names, brands, or copyrighted material of third parties.
    2. Names or depictions of public figures, public officials, or celebrities.
    3. Personal information, for example, phone numbers, addresses.
    4. Obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, or violent statements or images.
    5. Depictions of alcohol, tobacco, firearms, gambling, drug use, or illegal conduct.
    6. Religious, bigoted, racist, or overtly political statements or images.
  12. Ballista Magazine is not responsible for late, lost, stolen, damaged, garbled, incomplete entries or communication, for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, or delays in operations or transmission of information, in each case whether arising by way of technical or other failures or malfunctions of computer hardware, software, communications devices, or transmission lines or data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alternation of entry materials, loss or otherwise.
  13. Your personal information is safeguarded by privacy laws. Unless notified otherwise, Ballista Magazine reserves the right to publish the names and photographs of the entrants.
  14. Entries will be deemed accepted at the time of receipt by Ballista Magazine and not at the time of submission by the entrant.
  15. All competition entries, including finalists and winning entries, become the property of Ballista Magazine, LLC. No entries will be returned to participants.