#GreaterOutdoors CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES

Please read the Official Rules and Regulations (“Official Rules”) of the #GreaterOutdoors photo content. You must agree to accept and comply with the Official Rules to participate in the Contest. By submitting a photograph to this Contest on the American Rivers Website, you are accepting these Official Rules.

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

CONTEST DESCRIPTION: The Contest begins on June 1, 2019 at 12:00 a.m. EDT and ends on July 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EDT (the “Contest Period”). Every entrant who submits a photograph and description of someone enjoying themselves outside during the Entry Period (see below) shall be entered to have their picture published on American River’s Instagram page and website. Each entrant can only win once during the weekly contest. For purpose of this Contest, each photograph submitted in the Contest will be called an (“Entry”). The weekly winner will get to appear on American River’s Instagram page and website.

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia (“U.S.”) who are at least 18 years of age on the date of the entry submission (“Entrant”). Internet access is required. Employees, directors, and officers and their immediate families (spouses and siblings, parents and children and their spouses) and household members of the Contest Sponsor (as defined below), and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates, distributors, dealerships and companies involved in the implementation and execution of the Contest (collectively the “Contest Entities”) are not eligible.

CONTEST SPONSOR: American Rivers, Inc., (“Sponsor”), 1101 14th Street, NW, Suite 1400, Washington, DC 20005.  

SOCIAL MEDIA RULES: ENTRY INTO THIS CONTEST CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND ALL APPLICABLE RULES OF INSTAGRAM.

INSTAGRAM DOES NOT SPONSOR, PROMOTE, ENDORSE, OR ADMINISTER THIS CONTEST. INFORMATION GIVEN TO PARTICIPATE IS PROVIDED TO THE SPONSOR, NOT TO FACEBOOK, TWITTER, OR INSTAGRAM.

AGREEMENT TO THE OFFICIAL RULES: By participating in the Contest, each Entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Contest, visit the American Rivers web site at https://www.americanrivers.org/greateroutdoors (the “Website”) during the Contest Period, complete the online entry form with the required contact information, and submit the completed Entry as directed.

To be eligible for winning the weekly contest, an entry must meet the following requirements:

  • Image must depict a person outdoors
  • Image must be of non-offensive material
  • All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified. Images that do not meet these requirements may or may not be judged at the judging panel’s sole discretion
  • Photo entries should be in the following file formats: JPEG, PDF, TIFF, or EPS
  • Your entry must be your own original work; your entry cannot have been selected as a winner in any other contest; you must have obtained any and all consents, approvals or licenses required for you to submit your entry, such as model or location releases (such releases must be provided upon request)
  • Your entry must not otherwise violate the rights of any other person or company by using their trademarks, music, logos, names or images without their express written consent.

LIMIT:  Each entrant may submit one unique Entry per Weekly Entry Period. A “week” is defined under the “Weekly Entry Periods” as described in the Entry Period table below. Entries will be determined by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of Entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the email address or Instagram handle by an internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. No mechanical reproductions permitted. The Sponsor is not liable for lost, late, misdirected, or corrupted Entries whether due to a technical error or otherwise. Entries are subject to ownership rights as described in the “Use of Entry” section below and will not be returned.

WINNER SELECTION: One winner will be selected by a panel of judges, conducted on or about the day following the Weekly Entry Period, from among all eligible entries received. Judging will be conducted by Sponsor at the Sponsor’s address. The potential winners will be notified by the Sponsor by email. Non-winning entries received during a Weekly Entry Period will not roll-over into the immediately subsequent Weekly Entry Period.  If selected as the winner, the winner must consent to the following:

  1. Without limiting the foregoing, I represent that I satisfy all eligibility requirements (e.g., as to my age or place of residence) set forth in the official rules, which I acknowledge having read and understood, and any other requirements imposed by law.
  2. I give permission irrevocably and in perpetuity to Sponsor, and its subsidiaries and affiliates to, without additional compensation to me, use, adapt, reproduce, distribute, display and publicly perform my name, visual likeness and biographical data, in whole or in part, worldwide, in connection with the promotional or marketing activities of Sponsor and its subsidiaries or affiliates.

A panel of judges will review all eligible entries received and select winners based upon the following criteria:

  • 35% – Adherence to the Theme
  • 40%- Meets all qualifications
  • 15% Creativity/Originality
  • 10% Composition

If we do not receive a sufficient number of entries fulfilling all elements of the criteria during the contest, we may, at our discretion, choose not to select any finalist. The winner will be selected by American Rivers’ members. In the event of a tie between any eligible entries, the tie will be broken by an additional judge who will judge the tied entries based on the criteria listed above.

ENTRY PERIOD JUDGINGS:

ENTRY PERIODSTART DATEEND DATEDecision Date
Weekly Entry Period #1June 1, 2019, 12:00 a.m. EDTJune 6, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EDTJune 7, 2019, by 5 p.m. EDT
Weekly Entry Period #2June 7, 2019, 12:00 a.m. EDTJune 13, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EDTJune 14, 2019, by 5 p.m. EDT
Weekly Entry Period #3June 14, 2019, 12:00 a.m. EDTJune 20, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EDTJune 21, 2019, by 5 p.m. EDT
Weekly Entry Period #4June 21, 2019, 12:00 a.m. EDTJune 27, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EDTJune 28, 2019, by 5 p.m. EDT

 

 

ENTRY PERIODSTART DATEEND DATEDecision Date
Weekly Entry Period #5June 28 2019, 12:00 a.m. EDTJuly 4, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EDTJuly 5, 2019, by 5 p.m. EDT
Weekly Entry Period #6July 5, 2019, 12:00 a.m. EDTJuly 12, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EDTJune 13, 2019, by 5 p.m. EDT
Weekly Entry Period #7July 13, 2019, 12:00 a.m. EDTJuly 20, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EDTJune 21, 2019, by 5 p.m. EDT
Weekly Entry Period #8July 21, 2019, 12:00 a.m. EDTJuly 27, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EDTJuly 28, 2019, by 5 p.m. EDT

 

Sponsor reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control.

USE OF ENTRY:  Other than what is set forth below, Sponsor is not claiming any ownership rights to the Entry. Your photograph will be credited with the caption “© Entrant’s Name.” However, by submitting your Entry, you warrant that such Entry shall not infringe on any third parties’ rights, including, but not limited to, copyrights.  Entrant affirms, represents, and/or warrants that it: (i) owns or has the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions necessary for the purposes contemplated by this Agreement; (ii) has the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in the Entry to use that person’s name or likeness in the manner contemplated by this Agreement (Permission to publish images of children must be obtained from a parent or legal guardian.), (iii) contains no matter that is scandalous, obscene or libelous or otherwise contrary to law; and (iv) contains only information and data that is true and accurate to the best of Entrant’s knowledge, belief, and expertise. Additionally, you are granting Sponsor an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide right and license to: (i) use, review, assess, test and otherwise analyze your entry and all its content in connection with this Contest; (ii) publish the entry for Sponsor’s online and printed publications, including on Sponsor’s websites. Publications or presentations can include but are not limited to newsletters, brochures, fundraising appeals, public service announcements, grant proposals, reports, awards, thank-you cards, displays, mailings and invitations, and (iii) feature your entry and all its content in connection with the promotion of this Contest in all media (now known or later developed). You agree to sign any necessary documentation that may be required for us to make use of the rights you granted above; understand and acknowledge that we may have developed or commissioned materials similar to your submission and you waive any claims you may have resulting from any similarities to your entry; understand that we cannot control the incoming information you will disclose to our representatives in the course of entering, or what our representatives will remember about your entry. By entering this Contest, you agree that use of information in our representatives’ unaided memories in the development or deployment of our products or services does not create liability for us under this agreement or copyright or trade secret law; understand that you will not receive any compensation or credit for use of your entry, other than what is described in these Official Rules. Please note that following the end of this Contest your entry may be posted on a website selected by us for viewing by visitors to that website. We are not responsible for any unauthorized use of your entry by visitors to this website. While we reserve these rights, we are not obligated to use your entry for any purpose, even if it has been selected as a winning entry.

If you are unable or do not want to grant us these rights to your photograph entry, please do not enter.

GENERAL CONDITIONS / RELEASE: By participating, Entrant agrees to (a) release Sponsor, its respective directors, officers, agents and employees from any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by (i) Entrant’s participation, and if a winner, acceptance of the prize or prizes, including the unauthorized or illegal access to personally identifiable or sensitive information or the acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of the prize; (ii) any Contest Entities sponsorship or administration of the Contest; and (iii) Entrant’s and/or any third party’s use, sale or disposal of the prize; (b) acknowledge that said parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize (any written warranty by the manufacturer concerning the prize will be provided along with the prize). Neither Contest Entities nor any service providers are responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of Entry information, or for any human or other error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data or voice transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or Website or to complete a telephone call or facsimile transaction, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost or misdirected mail, or any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in this Contest.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE, TAMPER WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS, OR OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO COOPERATE IN THE PROSECUTION OF ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL(S) AND TO PURSUE ALL REMEDIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of being executed as planned, or infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, action of Entrants, technical failures or any other causes which in the opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any suspect Entry or Entrant and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. In the event of any cancellation, termination or suspension, notice thereof will be posted at ­https://www.americanrivers.org/greateroutdoors. If the Sponsor decides to reconvene the Contest after a suspension, the determination of the winner will be made, from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received as of the date of the suspension, as Sponsor determines in its sole discretion. Entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification.

DISPUTES: Entrants agree that (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the District of Columbia (b) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to, claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, Entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the District of Columbia.

ENTRANT’S PERSONAL INFORMATION: Information collected from Entrants is subject to the Privacy Policy which can be found at http://www.americanrivers.org/privacy-policy.

WINNER / RULES: Winners will be notified via email and listed on https://www.americanrivers.org/greateroutdoors/website announced on the dates listed on the table.  For a copy of the Contest winners and/or a copy of these Official Rules, mail a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: #GreaterOutdoors Contest, 1101 14th Street, NW, Suite 1400, Washington, DC 20005.