1. Organisers and objective
(1) The organisers of the Young Talents Competition 2023 (abbreviated in the following to the “competition”) are the Austrian National Tourist Office, Vordere Zollamtsstraße 13, 1030 Vienna, Tel.: +43 1 588 66-0, Fax: +43 1 588 66-40, www.austriatourism.com and the Österreichische Gesellschaft für Angewandte Forschung in der Tourismus- und Freizeitwirtschaft, Dorotheergasse 7, 1010 Wien, Tel.: +43 1 512 29 18 11 oegaf.org (abbreviated in the following to the “Organisers”).
(2) The Austrian National Tourist Office is responsible for the administration and documentation of the competition. The ÖGAF will be involved in evaluating and assessing the submitted solutions and determining the winners of the competition.
(3) The objective of the competition is the submission of an application containing a solution proposal (e.g. solution outline, concept, evidence of a successfully implemented project) for a problem in the tourism sector specified by the organisers.
Only students and young professionals of full age are eligible to participate, provided they are taking part in a course of training for tourism in Austria and reside in Austria. They may also participate in the competition as a team.
3. Application and participation in the competition
(1) Admission to the competition as a participant requires the timely submission of an application including a proposed solution by online form created by the Austrian National Tourist Office. Applications with incomplete data, or that are subject to conditions or reservations will not be accepted. Applications received late will also not be accepted.
(2) Applications may only be submitted by the persons entitled to participate themselves.
By participating in the competition, the applicants fully acknowledge and accept the present General Conditions of Participation. If a participant submits the application for his/her team, this participant is obliged to ensure that each team member has fully understood and accepted the present General Conditions of Participation.
(3) Each eligible participant may submit only one application. If several applications are submitted for one eligible participant, only the first application will be considered.
(4) The submission of an application does not constitute an entitlement to admission to the competition. The Organisers reserve the right to refuse any application that does not comply with the criteria indicated on the website www.tourismustage.at.
(5) Participation in the competition is free of charge.
4. Procedure of the competition and awarding of the prize
(1) On receipt of the application by the responsible contact person at the Austrian National Tourist Office, the participant will receive an email confirming receipt of the registration.
(2) All applications that meet the criteria will be reviewed by a jury of experts appointed by the Organisers after the application deadline. The jury of experts will select the three most promising solution proposals. The participants who have submitted these proposals will be invited to the Austrian Tourism Day to present their proposed solutions.
(3) After the presentation of the proposed solution, the Organisers and the selected jury will decide on the winner(s) of the competition.
(4) The winner or - in case of a team application - the winners of the competition will receive the prize within one month from the announcement of the winner or winners. By way of clarification, it is pointed out that in the case of application as a team, not each team member will receive a separate prize, instead only one prize will be awarded to the team, unless explicitly stated otherwise.
(5) In the event that a prize in kind is awarded, settlement in cash is excluded. Moreover, the prize cannot be exchanged or transferred.
(6) The prize is always claimed at the risk of the winner.
5. Participation in the ÖTT and/or cancellation or abandonment of the ÖTT
(1) The Austrian Tourism Day (“ÖTT”) will take place on 2nd May 2023 at the ACV. By participating in the competition, all 3 selected participants or teams are automatically admitted to all programme items of the ÖTT (free of charge) and do not have to register separately for these.
(2) The costs incurred by the participants invited to the event for travelling by public transport and reasonable accommodation costs will be borne by the Organisers.
(3) In the course of their participation in the ÖTT, the participants invited undertake to comply with all building, safety and fire protection regulations of the site and to follow any instructions given by staff of the Organisers. Should a participant violate these obligations, he/she will be excluded from the event and must leave the ACV immediately.
(4) If the ÖTT has to be cancelled or abandoned before the presentation, the winner will be determined directly on the basis of the submitted solution proposal.
6. Rights to the application and/or the solution proposal contained therein
The Organisers are entitled without temporal and spatial restrictions to use the content of the application in its entirety or in excerpts for marketing measures and reports in connection with the competition online and offline free of charge and to advertise the ideas and solution approaches manifested in the applications in their own name online and offline in the tourism industry free of charge. Insofar as intellectual property rights or industrial property rights of the participants exist in (parts of) the application, the participants hereby grant the Organisers the right to use these free of charge in connection with the aforementioned publications without any temporal or spatial restrictions. The same applies to the worldwide partner offices of the Austrian National Tourist Office; a list of partner offices is available at: [https://www.austriatourism.com/maerkte/]. The Organisers, the partner offices of the Austrian National Tourist Office and the Austrian tourism businesses are not obliged to name the participants.
Should Austrian tourism businesses wish to practically implement the ideas and solution approaches manifested in the applications, they can contact the Austrian National Tourist Office, which will put them in touch with the participants.
7. Processing of participant data, film and photo recordings
The Organisers will take photographs as well as film and video recordings of the competition, the event and the fringe events and use them for the internal documentation of the event.
In addition, it is planned to publish photographs, film and video recordings as well as information on the training of the competition participants invited to the ÖTT for reporting purposes on the websites, social media channels and newsletters of the Austrian National Tourist Office. For this purpose, the consent of the participants invited will be obtained at an appropriate time.
8. Non-compliance with the conditions of participation
In the event of a material breach of these conditions of participation by the participants, the application will be excluded from the competition.
9. Miscellaneous provisions
(1) The Organisers reserve the right to withdraw the competition before the winner is announced.
(2) There shall be no right to legal recourse.
(3) It is agreed that Austrian law shall apply to the exclusion of the agreements of the UN Convention for the International Sale of Goods dated 11th April 1980 and the conflict of laws provisions of the IPRG.
Place of performance is Vienna.
Information pursuant to Art. 13 GDPR
Responsible for the data processing are
- The Austrian National Tourist Office, Vordere Zollamtsstraße 13, 1030 Vienna, T: +43 1 588 66-0, F: +43 1 588 66-40, firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Österreichische Gesellschaft für Angewandte Forschung in der Tourismus- und Freizeitwirtschaft, Dorotheergasse 7, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: +43 1 512 29 18 11 oegaf.org
within the framework of joint responsibility pursuant to Art. 26 of the GDPR.
Purposes and legal bases of the processing, information on storage period
Information provided by participants will be processed for the purpose of executing the event on the legal basis of Art. 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR (contract performance).
The data will be stored for as long as is necessary for the execution of the competition, for the fulfilment of statutory retention obligations or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims by the responsible parties, after which time the data will be deleted.
Photographs, film and video recordings of participants made by the Austrian National Tourist Office are processed for the purpose of internal documentation on the legal basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR (legitimate interests). The legitimate interest pursued is the documentation of our own event activities.
Deletion of this data is not provided for as a matter of principle. However, data subjects have the right to object at any time in accordance with Art. 21 of the GDPR on grounds relating to their particular situation. The Austrian National Tourist Office will examine the objection and, provided it is justified, delete the relevant data.
Recipients, transfer to third countries
The Austrian National Tourist Office and ÖGAF will exchange data with each other to the extent necessary to achieve the purposes stated above. If data processors are used, agreements pursuant to Art. 28 of the GDPR will be concluded with them to ensure that data transmitted to them are processed exclusively on behalf of and in accordance with the instructions of the controllers.
No data is transferred to third countries or international organisations without an adequate level of protection as defined in Art. 45 (1) of the GDPR.with the instructions of the controllers.
No data is transferred to third countries or international organisations without an adequate level of protection as defined in Art. 45 (1) of the GDPR.
Data subject rights, complaints to the supervisory authority
All participants of the event have the right of information, correction, deletion, restriction, data portability and objection laid down in Art. 15-18 or 20-21 of the GDPR. The corresponding requests can be submitted to both data controllers via the contact options listed above.
If participating persons are of the opinion that the processing of their data violates data protection law or infringes their data protection rights, they have the right to lodge a complaint with a competent supervisory authority. In Austria, this is the Data Protection Authority (www.dsb.gv.at), Barichgasse 40-42, 1030 Vienna.