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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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:

  1. 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.

  1. 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:

The Pacific Wildlife Foundation also reserves the right to refuse any entry for any other reason it may determine.

  1. WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS OF ENTRY?

By entering the Contest:

  1. 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

  1. ARE THERE ANY PRIZE CONDITIONS?

Any prize awarded by the Contest is subject to the following conditions:

  1. 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:

 

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?

Winner must:

 

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.

  1. 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.

  1.   WINNER PUBLICITY?

Winners may be asked by the Pacific Wildlife Foundation to appear in publicity related to the Contest.

By accepting a prize:

  1. 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:

  1. WHAT ARE THE LIMITS OF LIABILITY FOR THE PACIFIC WILDLIFE FOUNDATION?

The Pacific Wildlife Foundation assumes no liability for the following:

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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:

  1. 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.

  1. 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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