PACIFIC WILDLIFE FOUNDATION
2018 BIRD PHOTO CONTEST
OFFICIAL RULES, TERMS, CONDITIONS AND DISCLAIMERS
These are the Official Rules which govern the Contest. By participating or attempting to participate in the Pacific Wildlife Foundation Bird Photo Contest, you will be deemed to have received, read, understood, and agreed to the Official Rules.
WHO IS SPONSORING THE CONTEST?
The Contest is sponsored and administered by the Pacific Wildlife Foundation of Vancouver, Canada. Although the Contest may be communicated, promoted, or administered by means of third party social media or social networking service or site, the Contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, any third party service; any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest should be directed solely to The Pacific Wildlife Foundation.
WHO CAN ENTER THE CONTEST?
The Contest is open to adult entrants who have reached the age of majority in their province, state, or territory of residence in their home country on the date of Contest entry.
The following individuals are not eligible to enter the Contest:
employees, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of: (i) the Sponsors, or any of their respective parents, subsidiaries or affiliates; (ii) any prize suppliers; (iii) any and all other companies associated with the Contest;
a household member of any of the individuals listed in (a), above, whether or not related;
members of the immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling) of the individuals listed in (a), above.
WHEN DOES THE CONTEST START/END?
You may enter the Contest starting at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on Feb 1, 2018. The entry period ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on June 30, 2018.
HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST?
You must pay a $25.00 CDN entry fee for each submitted image via PayPal to the Pacific Wildlife Foundation as outlined by the Contest Website.
HOW MANY TIMES CAN A CONTESTANT ENTER THE CONTEST?
There is a limit of three (3) paid entries per person as specified by the Contest Website.
CAN AN ENTRY BE REFUSED OR REJECTED?
An entry can be refused or rejected if:
you attempt to enter the Contest in a fashion not authorized by these Official Rules;
your entry contains false or misleading information, or is late, falsified, illegible, damaged, incomplete or otherwise irregular;
your entry is submitted using robotic, automated, programmed, or other illicit means; or
your entry is not in compliance with these Official Rules.
The Pacific Wildlife Foundation also reserves the right to refuse any entry for any other reason it may determine.
WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS OF ENTRY?
By entering the Contest:
you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Pacific Wildlife Foundation. These decisions are final, binding and conclusive;
you represent and warrant that (i) your entry (submitted entries), including any material comprising your entry (e.g. name, user name, profile, etc., as applicable) and any material submitted with your entry (e.g. your photograph) is original to you, (ii) you have all necessary rights in and to your submitted entry to enter the Contest, including the consent of any third parties whose personal information is included in your submitted material, and (iii) and it does not contain, depict, include or involve content that is, or could reasonably be considered to be, inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, as determined by the Pacific Wildlife Foundation;
you understand and agree that submitted entries will not be returned to you.
you grant to the Pacific Wildlife Foundation the irrevocable right to use your submitted entries in any media worldwide and for any purpose related to the Contest, including the right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, or create derivative works from, your submitted entries without notification, compensation or additional consideration to you;
you waive all claims of moral rights in any use of your submitted entries by the Pacific Wildlife Foundation pursuant to the rights granted in these Official Rules;
you agree that the Pacific Wildlife Foundation shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity or eligibility to enter the Contest; failure to provide any such proof upon request may result in disqualification;
you release and forever discharge the Pacific Wildlife Foundation, their respective parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries, any other companies associated with the Contest, and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, licensees, successors and assigns, as well as any Third Party Services, and agree to indemnify and hold them harmless, from and against any and all claims, damages or liability, including any costs or losses related to personal injury, death, damage to or loss or destruction of property, arising out of, or in any way related to, (i) your participation in the Contest, (ii) the awarding, receipt, possession, use or misuse of any prize, in whole or in part, or any travel or activity related to any prize, (iii) the use of any submitted entries or use of publicity material (defined below) in accordance with the rights granted in these Official Rules, or (iv) any breach of these Official Rules.
WHAT ARE THE CONTEST PRIZES?
Three (3) prizes will be awarded to winners of First, Second and Third Place in the Contest.
1st Prize : A Nikon DSLR Camera (donated by Nikon) and a sum of $500.00 CDN
2nd Prize : A sum of $500.00 CDN
3rd Prize: A sum of $250.00 CDN
ARE THERE ANY PRIZE CONDITIONS?
Any prize awarded by the Contest is subject to the following conditions:
The prize may be substituted, in whole or in part, with a prize or prize component of equal or greater value if the prize or prize component cannot be awarded for any reason.
The prize must be accepted as awarded and may not be transferred, unless otherwise determined by the Pacific Wildlife Foundation. The prize may not be exactly as advertised. The prize is provided “as is” without representation or warranty of any kind by the Pacific Wildlife Foundation.
Any unused portion of the prize, once awarded, will be deemed forfeited. The prize will not be replaced if lost, destroyed, mutilated or stolen.
HOW WILL THE WINNERS BE DETERMINED?
All eligible entries received during the Entry Period will be judged by a panel of photographic experts selected by the Pacific Wildlife Foundation. Images will be judged based on the criteria of 1) Creativity 2) Originality and 3) Quality of Entry Material .
After the initial review and selection by the judges:
The top ten (10) ranking entries, based on the application of the judging criteria, will be printed in large format for public display at the Vancouver International Bird Festival. The entrant with the photograph that receives the most votes from the public attending the Festival will be declared the winner. Second and Third Prizes will be awarded to entrants with the next two highest vote totals. In the event of a tie for any prize, a representative of the Pacific Wildlife Foundation will conduct a random drawing to determine the final winner. There is a limit of one (1) prize per person.
Winners will be notified by the Pacific Wildlife Foundation using their entry information. If a prize winner does not respond within seven (7) business days, declines a prize for any reason, or does not meet requirements of the Official Rules, as determined by the Pacific Wildlife Foundation, the winner will be disqualified. An alternate winner will be named using the next highest-ranking eligible entry, or the prize may be cancelled. The decisions of the judges are final and binding and may not be challenged in any way. The decisions of the Pacific Wildlife Foundation are also final and binding and may not be challenged in any way.
11. ARE THERE OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR PRIZE WINNERS?
comply with the Official Rules;
agree to the release of liability and consent for the Contest.
provide identification to confirm eligibility or claim a prize.
12. WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING A PRIZE?
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period, on the application of judging criteria, and on the number of public votes received by each of the ten finalist’s images chosen by the judges for display.
HOW TO CLAIM A PRIZE?
Prizes will be awarded promptly. Following notification by the Pacific Wildlife Foundation and response from the winner within seven (7) business days, winners will have thirty (30) days to claim the prize or to make arrangements for delivery by the Pacific Wildlife Foundation.
If a winner fails to take delivery of the prize as instructed, the prize will be deemed forfeited.
Winners may be asked by the Pacific Wildlife Foundation to appear in publicity related to the Contest.
By accepting a prize:
you grant to the Pacific Wildlife Foundation the irrevocable right to record, photograph or otherwise capture or document you, your likeness, your voice, or any statements you make regarding the Contest or the prize, by any available means;
you agree that any such captured material, together with your biographical information, such as name or place of residence, or your submitted entry material may be used by the Pacific Wildlife Foundation in any media for promotional purposes related to the Contest or the Pacific Wildlife Foundation. Use of material may include reproduction, modification, adaptation, translation or creation of derivative works from your submitted entry;
you acknowledge that the Pacific Wildlife Foundation shall not be required to compensate you, notify you, or request your permission in connection with their use of your submitted entry, unless prohibited by law; and
you waive any rights that you may have or that may otherwise exist in connection with any use of your submitted entry by the Pacific Wildlife Foundation, including any moral rights.
HOW WILL PERSONAL INFORMATION BE COLLECTED, USED AND DISCLOSED?
By entering the Contest, you consent to Pacific Wildlife Foundation’s collection, use and disclosure of your personal information for purposes of administering the Contest as described in the Official Rules.
Your personal information may be disclosed to a third party in the following circumstances:
in accordance with these Official Rules, or with your consent, or as otherwise permitted or required by law.
WHAT ARE THE LIMITS OF LIABILITY FOR THE PACIFIC WILDLIFE FOUNDATION?
The Pacific Wildlife Foundation assumes no liability for the following:
stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, misdirected, lost, misrouted, scrambled, damaged, delayed, undelivered, mutilated, jumbled, or garbled entries, transmissions, email, mail, or other communications;
any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission, processing, or communication;
failures or malfunctions of, or difficulties with, computer hardware or software, telephones, telephone lines, telephone systems, or network, cable, satellite, server, or website connections;
printing, typographical, or other errors appearing within these Official Rules, in any Contest-related advertisements, or in Contest-related materials;
incorrect or inaccurate information, including where caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated or used in connection with the Contest;
injury or damage to any computer or other device resulting from or otherwise related to participation in the Contest, the use of any website, or the downloading or accessing of any materials;
anyone being incorrectly or mistakenly identified as a winner or potential winner; or
any other errors, problems or difficulties of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic, or otherwise, relating in any way to the Contest, including those errors, problems or difficulties that may relate to the administration of the Contest, the processing of entries, the advertising of the Contest, the announcement of any prize or prize winner, or the cancellation or postponement of any event.
WHAT LAWS APPLY TO THE CONTEST?
The laws of the province of British Columbia, Canada apply to the Contest.
Any attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal or civil laws. Should any such attempt be made, the Pacific Wildlife Foundation reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
CAN THE PACIFIC WILDLIFE FOUNDATION CANCEL OR AMEND THE CONTEST?
The Pacific Wildlife Foundation may cancel, modify, or suspend the Contest or amend the Official Rules for any reason whatsoever, if legally required. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, the Pacific Wildlife Foundation may adjust any of the dates, timeframes or other Contest mechanics, or suspend or cancel the Contest.
You may not amend these Official Rules in any way.
CAN THE PACIFIC WILDLIFE FOUNDATION DISQUALIFY OR BAN A CONTESTANT?
The Pacific Wildlife Foundation may disqualify without notice or ban someone from the Contest or any future contest for any reason, including if that person has:
resold or attempted to resell a prize, in whole or in part;
tampered with or attempted to tamper with, or undermined or attempted to undermine, the legitimate operation of the Contest;
provided false or misleading information;
otherwise violated these Official Rules.
WHAT IF THE OFFICIAL RULES CONTRADICT OTHER CONTEST MATERIALS?
In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between these Official Rules and disclosures or statements made by the Pacific Wildlife Foundation or appearing in other Contest-related materials, these Official Rules shall govern.
WHAT HAPPENS IF PART OF THE OFFICIAL RULES BECOME UNENFORCEABLE OR DO NOT APPLY?
If any part of the Official Rules is legally unenforceable or inapplicable, then that part will be deemed invalid; but, the remainder of the Official Rules will continue to be legally binding.
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