Transitions Must See Moments Photo Contest: 2015 Official Rules

OFFICIAL RULES

“The Transitions: Must See Moments Photo Contest 2015 ”

The Transitions: Must See Moments Photo Contest 2015 contest (“Contest”) is sponsored by Popular Science Magazine, a publication of Bonnier Corporation (“Sponsor”).

ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: *Popular Science magazine will fly the Grand Prize winner and one guest to attend a Domestic Mentor Series Trek taking place between September 2015 and February 2016. Approx Value $4,500

  • Popular Science will make hotel and flight arrangements for winner and a guest.

All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply; void where prohibited. PRIZES MAY BE SUBJECT TO TAX; ALL APPLICABLE TAXES ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.

ELIGIBILITY: No fee required to enter. The Contest is open only to individuals, eighteen (18) years or older at time of entry, who are legal residents of the United States, excluding residents of the states of Arizona, New Jersey and Vermont. Employees of Bonnier Corporation and its parent companies, subsidiaries or agents, their immediate families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse and grandparents) and those domiciled with any of the foregoing are not eligible.

ENTRY: This contest will be open from April 15, 2015 to September 15, 2015. To enter electronically, visit our website at http://www.popsci.com/transitionscontest2015. All information provided by entrant must be complete, true and correct. Submissions to the Contest must be received by midnight est. on August 14, 2015 in order to be eligible; entries received after that date will be deemed ineligible to win. All submitted entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned; Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, inaccurate, incomplete, damaged, illegible, or misdirected entries. Each entry must be submitted on an individual basis (i.e., no team, joint, or corporate entries) and all components of the entry must be the original creation of the submitting participant. Only non-commercial work may be submitted. Entries may not contain profanity, nudity, pornographic images, violent images, anti-competition messages, illegal material, or material that violates the rights of third parties. Entries may not include confidential information, trade secrets, trademarks or copyrighted material belonging to any person or entity other than the participant absent a suitable license or permission agreement (proof of which is required). Entries containing any forbidden matter or material otherwise deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Online entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry.

File Specifications: submissions should be in JPEG format. Your JPEG compression must be set to maximum image quality. In Photoshop, save your file via Save As, select JPEG for your image type and put the quality slider all the way to the right to 12.

JUDGING:

The judging will be done in two stages. The Popular Science staff will do the initial stage and the second stage will be done by Transitions Optical. Entries will be judged equally on creativity, technical expertise and aesthetic value. The decisions of the judges are final and binding in all respects. Judging will be completed by August 21, 2015 and potential winners will be notified by phone or email on or before August 28, 2014. Potential winners will be required to sign and return a sworn Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release. If required documentation is not returned within seven (7) business days of notification, or if notification is returned as undeliverable, any prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected.

PRIZE AWARDS: There will be one - (1) Grand Prize Winner for the overall contest. The Grand Prize winners' photo will appear in the November 2015 issue of Popular Science magazine. Prizes will be awarded within sixty-days (60) after winner verification. No prize substitution or transfer is permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any reason. Sponsor is required by law to report prize values to taxing authorities; all taxes and any other incidental expenses on Prizes are the sole responsibility of each winner.

GENERAL RULES & LIMITATIONS: By entering, you represent that: (i) your entry is your own original work; and (ii) you own or have the rights to convey any and all right and title in any material submitted as part of your entry into the Contest. By entering, you grant to Sponsor a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to edit, publish, promote, republish at any time in the future and otherwise use your submission, along with your name and likeness, in any and all media for any purpose, without further permission, notice or compensation (except where prohibited by law). By participating in the Contest, you agree to release Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, directors, officers, and agents from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, possession, use, or misuse of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures, or other errors or problems which may occur in connection with the Contest, whether computer, network, technical, mechanical, typographical, printing, human or otherwise, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of entries, the announcement of the prizes, in any Contest-related materials, or that may limit prize fulfillment or a participant's ability to enter the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to amend these official rules and to permanently disqualify from the Contest any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules. By entering, participants agree that 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, will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of [JURISDICTION], without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. Participants agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Contest, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal and/or state courts in [JURISDICTION]; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) under no circumstances will participants be permitted to obtain awards for, and participants hereby waive all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, and consequential damage, and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased

PRIVACY: By entering, you agree that the information you provide may be sent to promotional partners of the Sponsor. You may be contacted by the Sponsor and/or promotional partners with future promotional offers. Information provided by you to participate in this Contest is subject to the privacy policies of the Sponsor.

ADVERTISEMENT