photo contest rules
AAA Photo Contest 2017
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW OR REGULATIONS.
1.) HOW TO ENTER: To enter the contest, mail your photos to: AAA Photo Contest, One River Place, Wilmington, Delaware 19801. Or, submit your digital photo through the contest link on AAA WORLD’s Facebook page. All entries must be postmarked or posted by October 13, 2017. There is no limit to the number of entries per person, and multiple entries may be sent in one envelope. Photos must fall into one of the following categories: Around the World, Iconic America, Seaside Sights, Sports or Transportation.
2.) ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must be residents of AAA Club Alliance Inc.’s AAA Mid-Atlantic, AAA Allied Group or AAA Oklahoma/South Dakota regions and be 21 years of age or older and a legal resident of the United States. Employees of AAA Club Alliance Inc. and its affiliates and prize providers and members of their immediate families are not eligible to participate in the contest.
3.) SPONSOR: This photo contest is sponsored by AAA Club Alliance Inc. (“ACA”) through its affiliate AAA World Publishing Group, LLC (“AAA WORLD”).
4.) PHOTO REQUIREMENTS:
a. Photos must be at least 4 x 6 inches with photo location, photographer name, address and telephone number written clearly on the back of each photo or included with the digital entry.
b. Photos submitted online must be three megabytes or smaller, must be in .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format, and must be at least 1,500 pixels wide if horizontal or at least 1,500 pixels tall if vertical. High-quality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable.
c. AAA WORLD reserves the right to disqualify entrants who cannot provide upon request a high-resolution file of at least 300 dpi at 4 x 6 inches.
d. Photos must have been taken by and be owned by the entrant. Photos previously published or pending publication are not eligible.
5.) GUIDELINES AND RESTRICTIONS: By uploading or mailing a photo, you agree that your entry conforms to the following guidelines and restrictions (all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion):
b. Photos must be family appropriate for all ages.
c. Photos must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including, but not limited to, privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement or trade-mark infringement.
d. Photos must not disparage AAA or any other person or party.
e. Photos must not contain material that ACA deems be inappropriate, indecent, obscene, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous or libelous, or that depicts any uncontrolled hazard or any unsafe procedure or practice.
f. Photos must not contain brand names or trademarks other than AAA marks, which entrant has a limited license to use for the sole purpose of creating and uploading an entry for this Contest. Photos must not endorse or be perceived to endorse any other commercial product or services (e.g., any clothing worn and/or products appearing in your Photos must not contain any visible logos, trademarks or other third-party materials—note: all identifiable third-party products, trademarks, brands and/or logos must be blurred out so as to be unrecognizable).
g. Photos must not contain material that Sponsor deems to promote bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or to promote discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
h. The entry must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where the entry is created.
i. The entry may not include personal contact information such as but not limited to license number, name, address, phone number, social security number, passport number, driver’s license number, date of birth or any other personal identification except as is specifically requested.
6.) USE OF PHOTOS:
By submitting a photo, each entrant agrees that AAA WORLD shall have the perpetual right to use, display or reproduce the photo in any manner and in any media now existing or subsequently developed without further obligation to or permission by the entrant. Any photo reproduced will include a photographer credit if feasible.
7.) DISCLAIMER: AAA WORLD is not responsible for (a) lost, late, misrouted, damaged or illegible entries, (b) any computer- or communications-related malfunctions or failures or disruptions or losses caused by events beyond the control of AAA WORLD; and AAA WORLD will not return submitted photos.
8.) JUDGING: The top five winners will be selected by AAA WORLD staff members from among the eligible entries based upon composition, originality, artistic merit, adherence to theme, and technical excellence. The selection will be conducted under the supervision of the AAA WORLD, and the decision of the judges will be final in all matters relating to this contest. The judges will select the top five photos in each category (Around the World, Iconic America, Seaside Sights, Sports or Transportation.). All judging decisions are final.
a. These photos will be posted online at AAA.com and on Facebook from November 1, 2017, through November 30, 2017, for voting by ACA members.
b. Finalists must sign ACA’s release form in order to have the image posted online.
c. The general public will be invited to vote for a finalist in each category based on a scoring survey posted on the AAA WORLD Facebook page.
d. The prizewinners will be notified by mail or email. Prizewinners will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release assigning AAA WORLD copyright ownership of the Photo within 14 days of notification. If AAA WORLD does not receive the signed Affidavit within this time period, AAA WORLD reserves the right to award the prize to an alternate winner.
e. Applicable federal, state and local taxes are the responsibility of the winner. ACA may need to collect certain personal information from the winner so that they can provide the appropriate tax documents.
9.) ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
a. The contest is void where restricted or prohibited by law.
b. Odds of winning are dependent upon the number of entries received.
c. By entering the photo contest, all entrants agree to abide by and accept the Official Rules. All entrants and winners agree to allow AAA WORLD and ACA and its affiliates to use their names, location and related personal information and photos for promotional purposes without obtaining further consent or providing compensation.
d. By accepting a prize, the winner agrees that neither ACA, AAA World, nor any of the parent, subsidiary, or affiliate companies and the agents, employees, directors or officers of any of these entities and prize providers, will have any liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind incurred in connection with or resulting from the use or misuse of any prize, or while traveling to, preparing for and/or participating in any prize-related activity.
e. This Photo Contest is governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the State of Delaware, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules.
10.) PRIZES: The prizes for the AAA 2017 Photo Contest are as follows:
Grand Prize: $1,000 AAA Visa gift card.
First through Fourth Runners-up: $100 AAA Visa gift card.
The prizes are not redeemable for cash.
The winning photographs and names of winners will appear in an upcoming issue of AAA WORLD, AAA World’s Facebook page and on AAA.com.
Questions and inquiries about the Contest Rules can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.