THE OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHER THE AMERICAN LANDSCAPE 2012 ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST
ELIGIBILITY: The Outdoor Photographer The American Landscape 2012 Annual Photo Contest ("Contest") is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia (excluding residents of Colorado, Connecticut, Vermont, and Maryland), who are 18 years of age or older. Employees of Werner Publishing Corporation ("Sponsor"), and their 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 in Colorado, Connecticut, Vermont, Maryland and where prohibited by law. Sponsors reserve the right to verify all eligibility requirements. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
CONTEST PERIOD: The Contest will begin on January 25, 2012 at 12:01 a.m. PT and end on May 23, 2012 at
12:01 a.m. 11:59 p.m. PT (the “Contest Period”). Please Note: A non-refundable one-time entry fee of $20.00 is required to submit an entry in this Contest (“Entry Fee”).
HOW TO ENTER: Visit http://www.outdoorphotographer.com/tal2012 and follow the directions provided to (i) complete site registration (if necessary) or login process, (ii) follow the payment instructions provided to pay the non-refundable Entry Fee of $20.00, (iii) complete and submit the online entry form, and (iv) upload up to four (4) photographs of the American Landscape to submit your entry. All entries must be received by May 23, 2012 at
12:01 a.m. 11:59 p.m. PT to be eligible. Each photograph must be submitted in .JPG or .GIF format and cannot exceed 4 MB in size. The Entry Fee will remain the same regardless of the number of photographs uploaded with your entry (i.e., uploading two (2) photographs or the maximum four (4) photographs will still result in the same $20.00 Entry Fee.).
Please note: Entries submitted online will be eligible for (i) the Grand Prize (as described below), (ii) Second Place Prize (as described below), (iii) Third Place Prize (as described below), and (iv) Finalist Prize (as described below).
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 Sponsors' image and may not be inappropriate or offensive, as determined by the Sponsors in their 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. The Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any entry they deem to be offensive, inappropriate, that is not in keeping with Sponsors' 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 the Sponsors.
By submitting an Entry, entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsors may obtain many Entries in connection with this Contest and/or other contests staged and/or promoted by the Sponsors, and that such Entries may be similar or identical in theme, idea, format or other respects to other Entries submitted in connection with this Contest and/or other contests sponsored by the Sponsors or submitted for other reasons or other materials developed by the Sponsors. Entrant waives any and all claims entrant may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future, that any Entry and/or other works accepted, reviewed and/or used by the entrant may be similar to his/her Entry, or that any compensation is due to entrant in connection with such Entry or other works used by Sponsors.
GRAND PRIZE JUDGING: One (1) potential Grand Prize winner, one (1) potential Second Place winner, one (1) potential Third Place winner, and up to twenty-five (25) potential Finalists 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 entrants who submitted the entry receiving the highest scores, as determined by the Sponsors in their sole discretion, will be the potential winners and finalists respectively.
In the event of a tie for any prize, an additional "tie-breaking" judge will determine the applicable winner or finalists from among those tied using the Criteria. The Sponsors reserve the right to not award any prize if, in their sole discretion, an insufficient number of eligible and qualified entries are received. Decisions of the Sponsors and judges are final and binding.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be notified by telephone, mail and/or e-mail between May 25, 2012 and June 1, 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 the Sponsors' 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 Sponsors' discretion, the prize will be awarded to an applicable runner-up.
Grand Prize, one (1): Publication in a special multi-spread feature in the August 2012 issue of Outdoor Photographer, winner's choice of one (1) DSLR (winner may pick from the Canon EOS 7D, Nikon D7000 or Sony SLT-A77), one (1) 16x20-inch print from Duggal Visual Solutions, one (1) Zinio Subscription to Outdoor Photographer Magazine, and one (1) Hardcover high-quality photo book (Grand Prize Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) $2,154)
Second Place Prize, one (1): Publication in a special multi-spread feature in the August 2012 issue of Outdoor Photographer, one (1) $150 Adorama Gift Card, one (1) Zinio Subscription to Outdoor Photographer Magazine, one (1) Hardcover high-quality photo book (Second Place ARV $304)
Third Place Prize, one (1): Publication in a special multi-spread feature in the August 2012 issue of Outdoor Photographer, one (1) $100 Adorama Gift Card, one (1) Zinio Subscription to Outdoor Photographer Magazine, one (1) Hardcover high-quality photo book (Third Place ARV $254)
Finalists Prize twenty-five (25): Hardcover high-quality photo book (Finalist Prize ARV $45 each)
Total ARV of all prizes: $3,837.
If, for any reason, the Sponsors do not feature any of the winning entries in Outdoor Photographer Magazine in the August 2012 issue, no compensation or substitution will be provided; however, remainder of prize package will be awarded and the Sponsors will have no further obligation to winners. All prize details are at the sole discretion of the Sponsors. No substitution, cash equivalent or transfer of prizes permitted by winners. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value, in their 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 Sponsors. Limit one (1) prize per household.
USE OF ENTRY: By submitting an entry, entrant grants the Sponsors and their designees an irrevocable, royalty-free, nonexclusive, worldwide perpetual license to use the entry and his/her name, city and state of residence for credit purposes in Sponsors' online galleries, without further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. In addition, each winner grants to the Sponsors and their designees an irrevocable, royalty-free, nonexclusive, worldwide perpetual license to use and distribute the entry (as submitted, or as cropped by the Sponsors), 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, Digital Photo and Digital Photo Pro magazines, for purposes of promotion of this Contest 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 that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsors reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and, if terminated, at its 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 the Sponsors and their 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. Sponsors 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 Sponsors' 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, THE SPONSORS RESERVE 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 The American Landscape 2012 Annual Photo Contest Winners' List, Attn: Marketing Department, 12121 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1200, Los Angeles, CA 90025, to be received by July 10, 2012.
Werner Publishing Corporation, 12121 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1200, Los Angeles, CA 90025.