1. Sponsors. Our Photo Contest (the "Contest") is operated and managed by Tom's Taz Lures. You may contact us by email at email@example.com.
2. Rules. The Contest is governed by these rules, terms and conditions (the "Official Rules"). Tom's Taz Lures retains sole discretion to determine the eligibility of a participant or entry in accordance with these Official Rules and further retains the right to suspend or terminate the contest at any time and for any reason.
3. Eligibility. To participate in the Contest, you must a.) be a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States, b.) submit your digital image entry to Tom's Taz Lures in accordance with the instructions provided on the official Tom's Taz Lures Contest Entry submission page.
4. Contest Period. The current Tom's Monthly Photo Contest (the "Contest") period begins 12:00 AM EST on the first day of each month and ends at 11:59 PM EST on the last day of each month.
5. Entry Guidelines. Entries are accepted online through our entry form. Entrants are limited to one (1) Contest Entry ("Entry") per day. Tom's Taz Lures reserves the right to disqualify any Entry it deems inappropriate or irrelevant with respect to the Contest Theme. Tom's Taz Lures also reserves the right to disqualify any Entry it deems unlawful, explicit, hateful, defamatory, or otherwise objectionable. All submitted entries will be approved by an agent of Tom's Taz Lures before being published. By entering the Contest, you expressly agree that a.) you are the sole and exclusive owner of your Entry and that it is not the physical or intellectual property of anyone other than the Entrant b.) you have read and agree to the Official Contest Rules, and that c.) you agree to submit to the sole discretion of Tom's Taz Lures to deny acceptance of your entry based on any factor or number of factors determined by Tom's Taz Lures.
By entering the Contest, each Entrant grants permission to Tom's Taz Lures, exercised in their sole discretion, the right to use the winner's first name and Entry (whether altered, changed, modified, edited, used alone, or used with other works) at any time, in any form, in any media including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, without compensation of any kind and without notice, review, or approval.
6. Selection of Winners. Tom owner of Tom's Taz Lures will personally select one winner based on criteria at the end of the contest period. Winners will be notified by the email address on file within 7 days of the conclusion of the contest period. It is the responsibility of the Entrant to provide a valid email address at the time of Entry. One prize per Entrant only.
7. Prizes. One winner of each Contest Period will be awarded One (1) Tom's Taz Lures Tasmanian Devil Lure Multipack with Free Shipping. Approximate retail value $29.00.
ALL ENTRIES FOR THE CURRENT CONTEST PERIOD MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 PM EST ON THE LAST DAY OF THE MONTH. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these official rules ("Official Rules"). By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules. This is a skill-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of winners.
Contest is open only to individuals who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry and who do not reside in Cuba, Iran, New Jersey, North Korea, the Province of Quebec, Sudan, Syria or Vermont. Employees of Tom's Taz Lures, PHOMEO, Dynamic Multimedia, and its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such employees, whether or not related are not eligible. CONTEST IS VOID IN CUBA, IRAN, NEW JERSEY, NORTH KOREA, THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, SUDAN, SYRIA, VERMONT AND WHERE PROHIBITED.
Each Entry consists of an entry form and a single image. To enter, visit http://www.TomsTazLures.com; complete an entry form with the required information, including your , name, email address, comments, and submit along with your photograph.
Photographs must be in digital format. Only online entries will be eligible. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this Contest. The photograph need not be taken with a digital camera; scans of negatives, transparencies or photographic prints are acceptable. All digital files must be 5 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG or .jpg format, and must be smaller than 1,600 pixels by 1,600 pixels.
The photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contest entrant. By entering the Contest, entrant represents, acknowledges and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph.
The photograph and comments must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.
The entries will be judged in accordance with the Judging Criteria, as defined below. All entries must be submitted and received by 11:59 PM EST on March 1, 2014. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt. Entries must be made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, Internet domain owner, or other person or organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Sponsor reserves the right to examine the original photograph/source material in order to confirm compliance with these rules.
If the photograph contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the photograph, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph in the manner set forth in these Official Rules without additional compensation. If any person appearing in any photograph is under the age of majority in their state/province/territory of residence the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release.
Upon Sponsor's request, each entrant must be prepared to provide (within 7 calendar days of receipt of Sponsor's request) a signed release from all persons who appear in the photograph submitted, and/or from the owner of any material that appears in the photograph entry, authorizing Sponsor and its licensees ("Authorized Parties") to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entry in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known. All releases must be in the form provided by Sponsor. Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification at any time during the Contest and selection of an alternate winner.
For the purposes of these Official Rules, the entrant will be deemed to be in receipt of Sponsor's request or notification, (a) in the event that Sponsor sends the request by postal mail, five business days after the request was sent by Sponsor, or (b) in the event that Sponsor sends the request by email, on the day that the email was sent by Sponsor.
Prize: One Prize will be awarded. The Prize consists of:
One (1) Tom's Taz Lures Tasmanian Devil Lure Multipack with Free Shipping. Approximate retail value $29.00
Potential winners shall be required to claim their prize within seven (7) days of email notification. Failure to claim prize within seven (7) days of email notification may result in, forfeiture of prize, disqualification from the Contest, and selection of an alternate potential winner. No prize transfer, assignment, or substitution by winners permitted. If a prize (or part of a prize) is unavailable, the Sponsor, in its discretion, reserves the right to substitute the original prize (or that part of the prize) with an alternative prize to the equal monetary value and/or specification, unless to do so would be prohibited by law.
NONCOMPLIANCE OR RETURN OF PRIZE NOTIFICATION AS UNDELIVERABLE, WHETHER BY REGULAR MAIL OR BY EMAIL, MAY RESULT IN FORFEITURE OF PRIZE, DISQUALIFICATION AND SELECTION OF AN ALTERNATIVE POTENTIAL WINNER.
Judging consists of the following evaluation. The judge, owner of Tom's Taz Lures ("Judge") will select one (1) entry from among all eligible entries based on the following criteria ("Judging Criteria"): (1) Originality 25% (2) Photographic quality 25% (3) Creativity 50%. Winners will be chosen within seven (7) days of Contest Period conclusion, and will be notified by email. Decisions of the Judges are final and binding.
By entering the Contest, all entrants grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to Tom's Taz Lures, to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit) in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known, including, but not limited to: Display at a potential exhibition of winners; display on, http://www.TomsTazLures.com, Tom's Taz Lures social media accounts, and other media highlighting entries or winners of the Contest or promotional marketing material. Entrants consent to the Sponsor doing or omitting to do any act that would otherwise infringe the entrant's "moral rights" in their entries. Display or publication of any entry on an Authorized Party's website does not indicate the entrant will be selected as a winner. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use. Additionally, by entering, each entrant grants to Authorized Parties the unrestricted right to use all statements made in connection with the Contest, and pictures or likenesses of Contest entrants, or choose not to do so, at their sole discretion. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.
By entering this Contest, all entrants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless Tom's Taz Lures, Twitter, Facebook, PHOMEO, Dynamic Multimedia, and its partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this Contest or any Contest-related activities, sweepstakes-related activities, promotion activities, advertising activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any service rendered hereunder.
Tom's Taz Lures, assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Contest entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. Tom's Taz Lures is not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrants' or any other persons' computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading or downloading of any materials related to in this Contest.
In the case of entrants who are Australian or UK residents, the preceding two clauses do not operate in respect of any implied condition or warranty the exclusion of which from these Official Rules would contravene any Australian or UK statute or cause any part of these Official Rules to be void.
THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Entrants agree that this Contest shall be subject to and governed by the laws of the State of Connecticut and the forum for any dispute shall be in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States of America. To the extent permitted by law, the right to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this Contest are hereby excluded and any entrant expressly waives any and all such rights. Certain restrictions may apply. Entries void if the Sponsor determines the photograph to not be an original, or if the entries are illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error, explicit, or obtained through fraud or theft.
By entering, entrants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) that the decisions of the Judge(s) are final and binding with respect to all matters relating to the Contest; and (c) if the entrant wins, that Sponsor may use the winning photographs and each winner's first name, photograph, likeness, and comments in any publicity or advertising relating to the Contest or future promotions without compensation or approval (except where prohibited by law). All federal, state/provincial/territorial and local taxes, fees and surcharges and taxes (whether foreign or domestic, and including income, sales, and import taxes) on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. In the event that the selected winner(s) of any prize is/are ineligible, cannot be traced or do not respond within seven (7) days to a winner notification as required by the "Contest Prizes" Rules above, or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant.
The Sponsor reserves the right to verify the validity and originality of any entry and/or entrant (including an entrant's identity and address) and to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Official Rules or who tampers with the entry process. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Tom's Taz Lures that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Tom's Taz Lures reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest. If Sponsor elects to cancel or terminate the Contest, Sponsor will not retain any rights in the submitted photographs, and will return the fees submitted with each Entry.
Entrants are responsible for complying with these Official Rules. The winner's name will be available online at http://www.TomsTazLures.com/ within fourteen days (14) days of Contest Period End Date.
Entrants agree that personal data, especially first name and email address, may be processed, shared and otherwise used for the purposes and within the context of the Contest, used by Sponsor to notify you of news or marketing campaigns, and any other purposes outlined in these Official Rules. The data may also be used by the Sponsor in order to verify the participant's identity or to otherwise verify the participant's eligibility to participate in the Contest. Participants have the right to access, review, rectify or cancel any personal data held by Sponsor by writing to Sponsor at 245 River Road, Willington, CT 06279. Personal data will be used by Sponsor and its affiliates exclusively for the purposes stated herein.
NOTICE TO INDIVIDUALS: REMOVAL FROM MAILING LIST: Any individual (or other duly authorized person) may elect to exclude the name and address of that individual from all lists used by Tom's Taz Lures to mail skill contests or sweepstakes. To elect to have an individual's name excluded from all such lists, submit a removal request in writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org. This notification system may be used to prohibit mailing of all skill contests or sweepstakes by Tom's Taz Lures to such individual.