DH Picture Puzzle - Terms & Conditions

DH Picture Puzzle - Terms & Conditions

Credit: DH Photo

Here are the terms and conditions governing Deccan Herald / Prajavani – Picture Puzzle, which is organized and managed by The Printers (Mysore) Private Limited (hereinafter referred to as TPML).

Entry to the Contest:

  1. Participants read Deccan Herald/Prajavani daily newspaper and solve the picture puzzle published in the newspapers.

  2. Participants submit the answers via SMS to Deccan Herald and Prajavani.

Duration of the Contest:

  1. The duration of the contest is from March 9th to April 1st 2021.

  2. Three winners will be announced through a text message or email sent to the winners at the end of the contest.


  1. The Competition is open to all readers of Deccan Herald and Prajavani residing in Karnataka aged 18 or over on the Competition start date. Eligibility requirements include a valid residential address, contact number and e-mail id.

  2. Participation in this contest is purely voluntary.

  3. Purchase of the Deccan Herald and Prajavani newspaper is necessary for participating in the Competition as there will be check done during distribution of the prize in terms of photo or monthly subscription bills.

  4. TPML shall not charge any amount for participation in the contest and the sole criteria for participation shall be solving the picture puzzle in the manner stipulated below.

  5. Employees of TPML, their relatives & organizations related to the contest and their families are excluded from entering the Competition.

General Terms and Conditions:

  1. This contest will be governed by these standard terms and conditions. Each participant agrees that he/she has read and understood these terms and by their participation in the contest, each participant agrees to be bound by these terms. Mere participation should not be perceived as any commitment on the part of TPML to select a participant as the winner. Nothing herein amounts to a commitment by TPML to conduct further, similar, or other contests in future.

  2. Incomplete information provided or failure to provide true and accurate information as stated in these terms and conditions, failure to submit proof of identification and/or original confirmation number upon collection of the Prize will automatically disqualify the participant. TPML shall have the absolute and sole discretion to determine whether any participant should be disqualified by reason of failure to abide by these terms and conditions, bad faith, fraud, or any other legitimate reason

  3. Multiple sequence on the same puzzle per person during the Contest Period shall not be entertained.

  4. TPML reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of this contest, including extending, withdrawing, or discontinuing the same without notice, without assigning any reason, at its sole discretion without any liability.

  5. There is no cash alternative to the stated prizes, and the prizes are non-transferable and non-refundable. TPML reserves the right to substitute either any part of Prize or whole Prize for similar prize of equal or greater value.

  6. TPML shall not be liable in any manner whatsoever for any claims, losses, damage, costs or expenses in connection with or arising from this Competition, the redemption of or use of the Prizes.

  7. To the extent only permitted by applicable law, TPML reserves the right to use the winner’s image, photograph, name and likeness in post-promotion publicity material and in advertising, marketing or promotional material in any media by any means for any purpose connected with the products/services of TPML without additional compensation or prior notice to the winner and all participants consent to the same.

  8. In the event of any inconsistency between these terms and conditions and any advertising, promotional, publicity and other materials relating to or in connection with this promotion, these terms and conditions shall prevail.

  9. TPML reserves the right to request proof of a participant's eligibility in the event there is a doubt over his/her eligibility for the promotion.

  10. Subject to applicable laws, TPML shall not be liable for any losses, taxes, liabilities, or inconvenience suffered by any participant as a result of these terms and conditions, entering this Competition or accepting any part of the Prize.

  11. TPML accepts no responsibility for difficulties experienced in submitting an entry to this Contest. TPML does not accept responsibility for (1) lost, late or undelivered entries or (2) any technical or access issue, failure, malfunction or difficulty that might hinder the ability of a participant to enter the Competition or (3) any event which may cause the Competition to be disrupted or corrupted.

  12. In addition to these terms & conditions, other specific terms may be imposed by TPML from time to time to deal with any unforeseen situation. TPML also reserves the absolute right to change the terms and conditions contained herein and, or, any other rules and regulations in respect of the Competition at any time without any notice, without assigning any reason and without any liability whatsoever. Participants are requested to refer to such other terms and conditions, if any, which may be intimated separately as TPML considers fit.  However, no obligation is cast on TPML to separately intimate each individual participant regarding such additional terms and conditions.

  13. TPML may (i) extend (ii) terminate or suspend (iii) reduce the term of the Competition at any time due to circumstances beyond its control (iv) substitute a prize (or any part of a Prize).

  14. Each participant understands that each of the officials of TPML engaged in the organization and management of this Competition including its directors, officers, partners, employees, consultants, and agents are under no obligation to render any advice or service to any participant in respect of this Competition

  15. The participant undertakes to indemnify and keep TPML harmless and indemnified against any loss, damage, claims, costs, and expenses which may be incurred or suffered by TPML due to breach of any of the terms and conditions herein contained.

  16. Any disputes, differences, and/or any other matters in relation to and arising out of this Promotion and / or pertaining to these terms and conditions shall be referred to arbitration under the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996. The venue of arbitration shall be Bengaluru City. The Promotion shall be governed by and construed in accordance with applicable laws in India and will be subject to exclusive jurisdiction of the courts at Bengaluru City alone. The Rules of Indian Council of Arbitration(“Rules”) shall apply to the arbitration proceedings and the arbitration shall be conducted by a sole arbitrator to be appointed as per the Rules.

  17. Each participant must ensure that his or her participation in the promotion is lawful in accordance with the laws of India. Neither TPML nor its representatives or agents shall be taken to make any representations, express or implied, as to the lawfulness of any participant's participation in the Competition

  18. Entrants are deemed to accept these terms and conditions by entering the Contest. 

  19. Winner of the bumper prize will be selected basis the maximum number of correct entries during the contest and through a lucky draw from amongst the participants of the quiz.

  20. Gratifications for the quiz:


Type of Prize

Details for Deccan Herald

Details for Prajavani


Bumper Prize

1 One Plus 7 Pro Phone

1 One Plus 7 Pro Phone


Daily Prize

7 Daily winners win Rs 500 worth Amazon Voucher

14 Daily winners win Rs 500 worth Amazon Voucher


  1. Each participant consents to the use of information supplied by the participant in any media for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes without any further reference or payment or other compensation to the participant, by TPML.

  2. The decision of TPML will be final and binding.

To claim the prize:

  1. The winner needs to submit newspaper cuttings, bills, or upload selfie with the newspaper and other details as per the requirements of TPML and within the stipulated timeframes to claim the prize.

  2. The winner will be notified by text message and email.

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