3rd Annual The Great Outdoors Contest Official Rules
THE OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHER 3RD ANNUAL GREAT OUTDOORS PHOTO CONTEST
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE OR WIN
ELIGIBILITY: The Outdoor Photographer 3rd Annual Great Outdoors Photo Contest ("Contest") is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Employees of Werner Publishing Corporation ("Sponsor"), and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child and sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and/or those living in same household of each, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate or win. Void where prohibited by law. Sponsor reserves the right to verify all eligibility requirements. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
HOW TO ENTER:
Limit: Five (5) entries per person. Each entry submitted by any person must be substantially different from any other entry submitted by that person, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Additionally, each entry may not have won previous awards and may not have been previously published as part of a previous photo contest sponsored by Outdoor Photographer, Digital Photo or Digital Photo Pro magazines. Entries that are found to have won previous awards or to have been published as part of a previous photo contest will be disqualified.
Submission Subjects: Photographs should be in keeping with the general theme of the 3rd Annual Great Outdoors Photo Contest, including, but not limited to photos of historical locations, landscape and travel.
How to Submit Entry: Visit http://www.outdoorphotographer.com/photo-contests/3rd-annual-the-great-outdoors.html and complete and submit the online entry form and follow the directions provided to upload your photograph. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time ("PT") on April 10, 2012. Online Entry Submission Format: Photos must be submitted in .JPG or .GIF format and cannot exceed 4mb in size.
Please note: Entries submitted online will be eligible for (i) the Grand Prize (as described below), (ii) First Place Prize (as described below), (iii) People's Choice Prize (as described below), and (iv) for posting in the Online Gallery.
Entry must be the original work of the entrant and entrant must be the sole owner of the copyright of such entry. Entry must be in keeping with the Sponsor's image and may not be inappropriate or offensive, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, nor can it defame or invade publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person's personal or property rights or any other third-party rights. Sponsor reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entry it deems to be offensive, inappropriate, that is not in keeping with Sponsor's image or that is otherwise not in compliance with the terms of these Official Rules. Entrant must have obtained express written consent to submit any entry that contains persons other than entrant or third-party elements not owned by entrant and, if requested to do so, produce such written consent from appropriate parties in a form and manner acceptable to Sponsor.
GRAND PRIZE JUDGING: One (1) potential Grand Prize winner will be determined from among all eligible entries received by a panel of qualified judges, based equally on the following criteria: Adherence to Theme, Composition and Creativity/Originality ("Judging Criteria"). The entrant who submitted the entry receiving the highest score, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, will be the potential Grand Prize winner.
PEOPLE'S CHOICE PRIZE JUDGING: All eligible entries received will be pre-screened by the Sponsor and, at the Sponsor's discretion, posted in the Online Gallery at http://www.outdoorphotographer.com/photo-contests/3rd-annual-the-great-outdoors/gallery.html between 12:01 a.m. PT on April 17, 2012 and 11:59 p.m. PT on May 29, 2012 ("Online Voting Period"), eligible visitors to the site will have a chance to vote for their favorite entry. Limit one (1) vote per person. Votes generated by script, macro or other automated means or with the intent to impair the integrity of the voting process will be void. The entrant with the entry receiving the highest number of votes, as determined by the Sponsor, will be the potential People's Choice Prize winner.
In the event of a tie for any prize, an additional "tie-breaking" judge will determine the applicable winner from among those tied using the Criteria. Sponsor reserves the right to not award any prize if, in its sole discretion, an insufficient number of eligible and qualified entries are received. Decisions of Sponsors and judges are final and binding.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be notified by telephone, mail and/or e-mail on or about May 25, 2012 and will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and, unless prohibited, a Publicity Release, a W-9 Form and any additional documents that may be required by prize provider within fourteen (14) days of date of issuance. If any potential winner is an eligible minor in his or her jurisdiction of residence, prize may, at Sponsor's discretion, be awarded in the name of the parent or legal guardian, and such parent or legal guardian will be required to fulfill all requirements imposed on winners set forth herein. Noncompliance with this time period or with these Official Rules, or the return of any prize notification as undeliverable, may result in disqualification and, at the Sponsor's discretion, the prize will be awarded to an applicable runner-up.
PRIZES: Grand Prize Publication in the July 2012 issue Outdoor Photographer (ARV Priceless), winner's choice of (1) Tamron all-in-one zoom lens (winner may pick from the Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD LD Aspherical IF Macro Zoom Lens for Canon, Nikon, Sony APS-C DSLRs [ARV $649], Tamron 18-200mm Di III VC for the Sony Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Series [ARV $739] or Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD VC (Vibration Compensation) Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom Lens for full-frame Canon or Nikon DSLRs [ARV $499], (1) Gitzo Series 2 Systematic tripod with a GH2780QR Center Ball Head (ARV $1178), (1) PNY 32GB Pro-Elite Series SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Flash Memory Card (ARV $45), (1) Tamrac Evolution 9 Photo Backpack (ARV $199.95), (1) Lumiquest Strobist Kit (ARV $77) and (1) Duggal 16x20 print of the winning photo (ARV $94) (Total Package ARV $TBD)
First Place Prize : (1) Manfrotto 190CXPRO4-M0Q4 Carbon Fiber tripod and head kit (ARV $540), (1) PNY 16GB Pro-Elite Series SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Flash Memory Card (ARV $30), (1) Tamrac Velocity 7x Camera Bag (ARV $69.95), (1) Lumiquest Bounce Kit (ARV $52) and (1) Duggal 16x20 print of the winning photo (ARV $94). (ARV $785.95)
People's Choice Prize (1): Online publication of the winning photo in the Winners Gallery. (ARV $Priceless)
Total ARV of all prizes: $TBD
If, for any reason, the Sponsor does not feature any of the winning entries in Outdoor Photographer Magazine in the July 2012 issue, no compensation or substitution will be provided; however, remainder of prize package will be awarded and Sponsor will have no further obligation to Grand Prize winner. All prize details are at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. No substitution, cash equivalent or transfer of prizes permitted by winners. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or The Greater value, in its sole discretion. All federal, state and local taxes as well as any costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being awarded are sole responsibility of each winner. Prizes are awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by the Sponsor. Limit one (1) prize per household.
USE OF ENTRY: By submitting an entry, entrant grants Sponsor and its designees an irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide perpetual license to use the entry and his/her name, city and state of residence for credit purposes in Sponsor's online galleries, without further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. In addition, each winner grants to the Sponsor and its designees an irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide perpetual license to use and distribute the entry [(as submitted, or as cropped by Sponsor)], and his/her name, city and state of residence for credit purposes, in any and all media now or hereafter known, including without limitation in Outdoor Photographer magazine, for purposes of promotion of this Contest and other Sponsor contests and/or for purposes of advertising and promoting Sponsor and, except as otherwise stated herein, without further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.
MISCELLANEOUS: Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for late, lost, garbled, damaged, incomplete, delayed, undelivered, or misdirected entries or photographs or for computer, technical, printing, typographical, human or other errors relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, inability to access any website associated with the Contest, errors which may occur in the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Contest-related materials. If for any reason the Contest (or any portion thereof) is not capable of running as planned, including infection by tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and, if terminated, at their discretion, determine winners from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to time of such action using judging procedure described above. By participating, entrant agrees (i) to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsors and judges, which are final and binding in all respects, and (ii) to hold Sponsor and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, prize suppliers and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective directors, officers, employees and agents of the foregoing (collectively, the "Released Parties"), harmless against any and all claims and liability arising, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, out of or in connection with participation in this Contest, acceptance and use of any prize or Released Parties' use of any of the rights granted herein. Sponsor may disqualify (and void all associated entries) anyone from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that such person is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, deception or other unfair practices, or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor's representatives or who is otherwise not in compliance with the terms of these rules. ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
WINNERS' LIST: For the list of winners (available after June 25, 2012), send a separate, stamped, self-addressed envelope to: OP 3rd Annual Great Outdoors Photo Contest Winners' List, Attn: Marketing Department, 12121 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1200, Los Angeles, CA 90025, to be received by July 10, 2012.
SPONSORS: Werner Publishing Corporation, 12121 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1200, Los Angeles, CA 90025
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