Have you attended an event at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre since it opened in March 2010 and kept your welcome bag as a souvenir? If the answer is yes, you have the chance to join a fun project and win an Apple iPad. Just send us a picture of the EMBL bag in a random location around the world (your hometown, or a holiday resort) to enter the competition.


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Rules of Participation

1. Your Picture

The picture should be in a JPEG or PNG format. It should only be submitted via the address above ("Send Photo" button) by December 1, 2013 and may not be modified by means of any image-editing software. We encourage creativity so all  pictures are very welcome - the funnier, the better. Ideally, it should be possible to recognise the location in which the picture was taken without any captions and the EMBL bag should be clearly visible on the picture and may include one or more of the bag versions below:

EMBLbag_black  EMBLbag_red  EMBLbag_white

EMBLbag_gray  EMBO_bag_blue  EMBO_bag_blue_gray

2. Conditions of Participation

Participants will have attended at least one event at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre where they have obtained the bag. All announcements related to the competition will be communicated via the EMBL Events newsletter. Participants who would like to subscribe, can do so by going to the Newsletter website, after having read and accepted the EMBL Privacy Policy available on that site.

All participants must be at least 18 years old. The competition is not open to any EMBL staff or family members.

3. Copyright and photo publishing

By submitting the picture you agree that EMBL receives the right to use the picture for the purposes of this competition. This includes, but is not limited to, making the picture available electronically on internet sites and adapting it where required for technical reasons.

All pictures will be published on our Facebook webpage at www.facebook.com/EMBLEvents and will be freely accessible to the general public. You agree that we publish your name (but not your e-mail address) alongside your picture.

4. Prize

The prize is an Apple iPad which is kindly provided by Open Biology.


5. Winner Selection

The Course and Conference Office will pre-select 10 pictures and the winner will be selected from these pictures by a voting process on Facebook which will take place between December 1 and December 14, 2013. The winner, who has collected the most "likes" for his/her picture, will be announced on the competition website and on Facebook and Twitter. They will be notified by e-mail shortly after the end of the voting and should receive their prize within two weeks after that.