Terms and Conditions:

The following are the Official Rules and Regulations of Grihalakshmi Mrs. Kerala 2018. (hereinafter referred to as “the Pageant”).

The Pageant is a property of Mathrubhumi Printing and Publishing Co. Ltd (Hereinafter referred to as “the Organizers”.

Applicants must carefully read, fully understand and completely adhere to the following rules and regulations in order to participate in the pageant. These are:

  1. The Contestant must be a female.
  2. The contestant's age must be between the age of 21 to 40 years of age (as on June 30 2018) to participate in the pageant.
  3. Contestant must be Married.
  4. Judicially separated woman or a divorced woman or a widow can also be considered for the contest subject to their proving this status to the organizers.
  5. The Contestant must be an Indian national which status must proven by necessary Identity cards of the government of India. Contestant should be of Kerala origin.
  6. The Contestant must not be an accused in a civil or criminal case or have been convicted of any civil or criminal act.
  7. The Contestant shall fully disclose details of any prior or current criminal cases pending against her at the time of the application.
  8. Suppressing such information would tantamount to disqualification and debarment from the pageant. The decision of the Organizers will be final and binding on the contestant, her family and team members.
  9. All travel expenses of the contestant and her friends/family accompanying her for the audition and grand finale of the pageant will be borne by the contestant.
  10. The Contestant should respect other contestants and abide by the format conceived by the organizers of the pageant.
  11. If the contestant indulges in any type of hate speech, violence, abusive language or any unpleasant behaviour or is acting against the event’s best interests through oral, written or in any other manner or form it will lead to her disqualification and debarment from the pageant. The decision of the organizers in this regard will be final and binding on the contestant.
  12. The contestant shall not encourage in any form, by her appearance or through speech or actions, any anti-social or immoral activities that includes female Infanticide, dowry etc.
  13. The Contestant shall not by speech or conduct incite any communal passion, hatred or take any political stand in the pageant or otherwise say or do anything that might hurt the sentiments of any Religion, Group or Community.
  14. The Contestant should understand that all official Sash, Crowns and Trophies are properties of the organizers of the pageant. The Organisers hold all legal rights to recall at any time, Titles, Sub Titles, Crowns, Sash, Trophies, prior, during or after the pageant if the holder is found to have withheld any required information and violated rules laid by the Organizers of the pageant.
  15. The Contestant agrees that all decisions of the Pageant and Judges are to be honoured and respected and that such decisions are final, binding and irrevocable and not liable to be called into question before any forum or court of law whatsoever.
  16. The Contestant must never have, nor will she during her reign, pose for any photography, video, or film associated with the incitement of prurience, construed as nudity or pornography. The Contestant should not have ever been involved or be presently involved in any form of employment which involves partial or complete nudity. If it is later on found out that the contestant has violated this pre-condition then the Organizers will be entitled to disqualify and debar her from the pageant and also recall her title without any further formality.
  17. The Contestant hereby permits organizers, their nominees, assigns and successors to televise live or use images, film or videotape any portion or all of the competition at any point of time
  18. The Contest acknowledges, unequivocally, that the organizers have a perpetual, royalty-free right to use of photographs/Videos of contestants for publicity purposes in connection with all future pageants and competitions.
  19. The Contestant understands that if selected as the Winner at the Pageant, then for a period of one year thereafter, her professional affairs and engagements, as a winner, will be under the exclusive control and management of the Organizers and that she will not give any written or oral endorsements or sign any commercial contracts with third parties.
  20. The Contestant further acknowledges that all rights for any promotion in whatever form including appearances, endorsements, speaking engagements, acting roles, etc. affiliated with or in furtherance to the pageant shall belong exclusively to the Organizers.
  21. The Contestant hereby unconditionally dedicates all her time and efforts to the pageant and assigns all rights including the right, title and interest in and to any, goodwill, intellectual property or moral rights to the Organizer for its exclusive use.
  22. The Contestant shall inform and take permission from the organizers before any public appearances, endorsements, speaking engagements, acting roles, appearances for Social Causes, and other engagements during the period of the pageant.
  23. The Contestant, unequivocally, acknowledges that the organizers own all intellectual property rights arising out of and in relation to the event. No license or permission of any kind is granted to any third party regarding the same. All rights are exclusively reserved with organizers
  24. The Contestant shall not make use of the title “Grihalakshmi Mrs. Kerala 2018” except as approved in writing in advance by the organizers.
  25. The Contestant accepts that nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as a need or requirement to seek, secure and enforce trademark rights, copyrights and/or similar rights against any third party/s
  26. The Contestant accepts whole heartedly that the schedule of event and selection criteria can change at the discretion of the organizers of the pageant due to any unforeseen reasons.
  27. The Contestant accepts that the organizers are neither responsible nor liable for Non Completion /Non Occurrence of the event.
  28. The Contestant accepts that no warranties or guarantees of any kind as regards the event are made herein in this document.
  29. The Contestant further acknowledges that all rights for any appearances, endorsements, speaking engagements, acting roles, etc. resulting from and in relation to winning or being a contestant in any state, regional, national or international competition affiliated with the Pageant shall belong exclusively to the organizers.
  30. The Contestant understands that the information provided by the contestant to the pageant will be confidential with the organizers who will use the information strictly for the purpose related to the Pageant only.
  31. The Contestant and by extension her family agree that all information, whether in oral, writing or electronic form to which the Contestant becomes privy to as a result of her participation at the pageant is confidential and proprietary to the organizer of the pageant.
  32. The Contestant is bound to disclose, if she is suffering from any pre-existing disease or suffering from any illness or ailment. The Contestant must be prepared to undergo a Medical Test conducted by the Organisers to ascertain whether she is physically fit to go through the process of competing at the pageant.
  33. If a contestant is found not adhering to rules and regulations or if any information given is incorrect, the organizers will recall and terminate the participation of the said Contestant at anytime without any notice and without any liability whatsoever.
  34. The Contestant understands and agrees that the organizers are not responsible for any consequences arising out of wrong information given by the contestant.
  35. The Contestant warrants and represents that all information, content or materials provided by her is true, accurate and genuine and that the organizers are free to act or rely on such information without any fear of violation of any rights of any third parties.
  36. The Contestant understands and accepts that the organizers reserve the right to reject the application of any contestant at any time by not assigning any reasons whatsoever, and without notice and without liability.
  37. The Contestant agrees and accepts that the organizers of the pageant reserve the right to select an alternative winner, in case the Winner is disabled or disqualified in any manner.
  38. The Contestant also acknowledges that these Terms and Conditions are not exhaustive and are only illustrative. The Organisers are therefore entitled to add and/or amend these terms and conditions, at any time, without any notice to the Contestant. Such added and amended terms, if any, will be automatically binding on the Contestant. If any term or condition is found to be illegal, then that will not vitiate the entire document containing the Terms and Conditions.
  39. The Contestant agrees and accepts that in the unlikely event of there still being any dispute or differences arising out of or in relation to the Pageant, the same shall be resolved by the Arbitration held under the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996, at Kozhikode and the Courts in Kozhikode alone will have jurisdiction in the matter. An award passed in arbitration by the Arbitrator will be final and binding on all the parties.
  40. By submitting the application online, the Contestant hereby acknowledges that she has read the terms and conditions fully, she enters the competition of her own free will, and that she will abide by the terms and conditions for participation at all times and that she is eligible to participate in this pageant as per the terms and conditions above.