2023 Surf Photo Contest Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. By submitting a photo via direct message or email to firstname.lastname@example.org participants agree to the following Official Rules:
PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: The Crown City Magazine “Surf Photo Contest” begins on or about Friday, May 5, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 10:00 p.m. PT (the “Promotion Period”). The Promotion Period consists of a “Submission Phase” and a “Voting Phase.”
The Promotion Period consists of a Submission Phase that begins on or about on Friday, May 5, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. and ends on Friday, June 2 at 5:00 p.m. PT. During the Submission Phase, entrants will have the opportunity to submit a maximum of 20 photo(s) that they either own or they took to email address email@example.com that relates somehow to surfing in Coronado, and/or the surfing community past or present. Photos taken in the City of Coronado and photos of people and/or animals with some kind of connection to the City of Coronado are encouraged and will be favored in the selection process. However, this year will include a separate category for photos taken outside of Coronado.
* Entrants will be required to enter a maximum of 20 photos in one of 2 main categories, “Professional” or “Amateur” depending on whether the person who took the photo conducts business for revenue as a photographer. Entrants must also indicate where the photo was taken. There is no required fee to participate, however, all entrants will be asked to make a minimum donation of $20 if they are able to.
The Promotion Period consists of a Voting Phase that begins on Friday, June 2 at 5:00 p.m. PT and ends on Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 10:00 p.m. PT. (Note that most judges will be asked to submit their votes by Friday, June 9 at 5:00p.m. PT) During the Voting Phase, winners will be selected from each category, and the winners will be announced to the public in-person at a party and using e-mail, Instagram and Facebook on Sunday, June 11,2023 between 2:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. PT.
ELIGIBILITY: The contest is open to individuals of all ages. Submitting multiple photos is allowed and a maximum of 20 photos is allowed per entrant. By submitting a photo, the participant is declaring that he or she took the photo, and/or owns the rights to the photo. Photos submitted on behalf of other people must have written permission from the owner of the photograph, regardless of the age of the photographer or owner. If the owner or photographer is disabled or deceased, permission must be granted from his or her family member(s) who have legal authority to do so. This Contest is void where prohibited. No businesses or non-profit organizations are permitted to enter the Contest or win a prize.
IMPORTANT NOTES: Any entrant who incorporates any intellectual property or material owned by a third party into his or her Submission does so at his or her own risk. If Sponsor is duly notified that any element of an entrant’s Submission infringes upon the rights of another person and/or receives a legally valid request to remove the affected Submission from the contest because of such infringement, such submission may be disqualified from the Contest, as Sponsor may determine in its sole discretion. Further, no entrant will be eligible to receive a prize unless Sponsor determines, in its sole and absolute discretion that such entrant’s Submission has been or can be sufficiently cleared for legal purposes.
All participants who submit a photo agree to sign a Photograph License Agreement that gives Crown City Publishing LLC permission to publish their photo(s) in Crown City Magazine and post the photo(s) on on-line social media sites such as Instagram and Facebook. Crown City Publishing LLC agrees to give credits to the photographer or owner of the photo each time the photo is published in print or on-line.
DATES & DEADLINES/ANTICIPATED NUMBER OF CONTESTANTS: Because of the unique nature and scope of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, in addition to those other rights reserved herein, to modify any date(s) or deadline(s) set forth in these Official Rules or otherwise governing the Contest. Sponsor cannot accurately predict the number of entrants who will participate in the Contest.
HOW TO ENTER: During the Submission Phase of the Promotion Period, entrants will have the opportunity to submit a photo that they either own or they took, by sending the photo to email address firstname.lastname@example.org. The Submission Phase begins on or about on Friday, May 5, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. PT and ends on Friday, June 2, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. PT.
PRIZES: During the Voting Phase of the Promotion Period, three winners will be selected. Winners will be announced publicly on or about Sunday, June 11 between 2:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. PT. Winners will be announced to the public in-person and using e-mail, Instagram and Facebook. Each winner will be responsible for following instructions to claim their prize(s) and sign a Photograph License Agreement that gives Crown City Publishing LLC permission to publish their photo(s) in Crown City Magazine and post the photo(s) on on-line social media sites like Instagram and Facebook. Crown City Publishing LLC agrees to give credits to the photographer or owner of the photo each time the photo is published in print or on-line. If the winner does not agree to claim their prize and/or sign the Photograph License Agreement, Crown City Publishing LLC may choose to announce another winner.
All entrants will “win” the chance for their photo to be published in Crown City Magazine, and on-line on social media sites like Instagram and Facebook. Prizes may also be awarded. These prizes will be donated to Crown City Magazine LLC by other local businesses. These businesses will be promoted, along with the prizes they donate on social media sites like Instagram and Facebook within and/or throughout the Promotional Period.
LIABILITY RELEASE: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram or Facebook.
Crown City Publishing LLC does not rely on Instagram or Facebook for assistance in the administration of this promotion and understands that Facebook and Instagram cannot give advice on whether consent is required for use of user content or on how to obtain any necessary consent.
Crown City Publishing LLC agrees that by using Instagram and Facebook as services to administer the promotion, that we do so at our own risk.