SECTION 1: ELIGIBILITY
The “Living Forests Photo Contest” (the “Contest”) is open to all legal residents of Canada (excluding residents of Québec) who are age 12 or under at the time of entry into the Contest, provided that consent is obtained from a parent or legal guardian to enter the Contest and to be eligible to win. Further, the parent or legal guardian must agree to be bound by these Rules. If the Sponsor discovers that parental consent was not obtained, the entry will be void. Because entrants are under the age of majority in their province of residence, prizes won by entrants will be awarded to the parent on behalf of the entrant. This Contest is not open to employees, representatives, and agents of the Sponsor, their parent, related and affiliated companies, advertising and promotional agencies and the members of the households of such employees, representatives and agents.
SECTION 2: CONTEST PERIOD:
The Contest starts at 10:00 am ET on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 and closes at 10:00 am ET on Monday, August 20, 2018 (the “Contest Period”). Any entries received after that time will be ineligible. One (1) entry per person in each of the three photo categories (“Best forest wildlife photo”, “Best forest landscape photo”, and “Best tree photo”) during the Contest Period is permitted.
SECTION 3: HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Living Forests Photo Contest Photo Entry
To enter the Contest, visit the Living Forests Photo Contest page at www.earthrangers.com/livingforests and follow the submission instructions.
In order to enter the Contest, the entrant must, with their parent’s or guardian’s knowledge and permission, visit a forest anywhere in Canada and take a picture that fits into one of three categories: forest wildlife, forest landscape, or tree. The picture must be taken without help from a parent, guardian, sibling, relative, or friend
In order to enter the Contest, the entrant will need to fill out the Contest entry form. In the Contest entry form they will need to confirm that they have read and agree with the Official Contest Rules and Regulations (the “Rules”), and confirm that they are age 12 or under. In the Contest entry form, the parent or legal guardian must also give permission for the entrant to enter the contest and agree to the Rules by choosing “Confirmed” in the drop down menu on the Living Forests Photo Contest entry form. After the parent or guardian has confirmed permission, the entrant must submit a photograph that they took themselves of forest wildlife, a forest landscape, or a tree, and indicate which category they are submitting the photo to.
The entrant must also include a brief explanation in 50 characters or more describing where the photo was taken and the subject matter of the photo. The form must be submitted at www.earthrangers.com/livingforests.
After satisfying the above eligibility requirements, the entrant will be entered into the Contest during the Contest Period.
By entering the Contest, entrants’ parents or legal guardian agree to abide by these Rules, which shall be final and binding on all entrants in all matters relating to this Contest.
Sponsor is not responsible for lost, incomplete, or misdirected entries, or entries that are processed late or incorrectly or are lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or other error.
SECTION 4: PRIZE
Prize: There are two (2) Second Prizes (each, a “Second Prize”) and one (1) Grand Prize (the “Grand Prize”) available to be won in each of the three photo categories (the “Prizes”).
Each Second Prize consists of:
- One (1) high quality 24”x18” canvas print of the entrant’s photograph, gallery wrap mounted on a wood frame
Total approximate retail value of each Second Prize is between 15 and 18 dollars CAD ($15.00-$18.00 CAD) (depending on colour saturation and aspect ratio of the submitted image).
Each Grand Prize consists of:
- One (1) Canon EOS Rebel T5 kit, including a camera body, lens (18-55mm), battery, battery charger, and strap
- One (1) high quality 24”x18” canvas print of the entrant’s photograph, gallery wrap mounted on a wood frame
Total approximate retail value of each Grand Prize is between five hundred and ninety-four dollars and ninety-nine cents and five hundred and ninety-seven dollars and ninety-nine cents CAD ($594.99-$597.99 CAD) (depending on colour saturation and aspect ratio of the submitted image).
The chances of winning the Prize depends upon the weighted criteria of the Judging panel and the total number of eligible entries received in the Contest Period.
The Prizes may not be exchanged for cash, are non-transferable, non-refundable, non-salable, and must be accepted as awarded.
The Sponsor reserves the right to make any changes to the Prizes for any reason and without notice, and any difference between the actual value of the Prizes and the approximate value of the Prizes as stated in these Rules will not be awarded. The winner is solely responsible for all other costs not specifically identified as included in the Prizes.
The Sponsor is not responsible for the forfeiture of a Prize due to changes in mailing addresses, or any other circumstances resulting in an invalid, erroneous or incomplete mailing address or e-mail address.
SECTION 5: SPONSOR JUDGING TO DETERMINE WINNERS
Winners in each category will be determined solely by the decisions of a panel of judges appointed by the Sponsor (the “Judging Panel”) on the basis of the following weighted criteria: (a) compelling representation of the photo category (50%); (b) photographic quality (25%); and (c) creativity of the photograph (25%). Eligible entries will be reviewed by a first Judging Panel, to select fifteen finalists (five in each category). A second Judging Panel, will then rank the finalist photographs based on the same weighted criteria to select the Grand Prize winner, and the two (2) Second Prize winners. If two or more finalist photographs have the same highest ranking score, a random draw will be held between these two or more finalist photographs to select the Grand Prize winner.
SECTION 6: PRIZE CLAIM CONDITIONS
The Sponsor will contact the selected winners within forty-eight (48) hours of the conclusion of the Judging Panel’s final selection by email at the email address provided in the Contest entry form and the selected winner must respond to the notification within three (3) business days of the first attempt by Sponsor. Failure to respond by such time may result in the forfeiture of the Prize in the absolute discretion of the Sponsor.
To be confirmed as the winner of the Contest, the selected winner must be in full compliance with these Rules; and, the selected winner’s parent or legal guardian must sign and return a release of liability and consent to publicity form (the “Release Form”) and any other documentation as may reasonably be required by the Sponsor in their absolute discretion. If two or more finalist photographs receive the same highest ranking score by the second Judging Panel and a random draw is held between these two or more finalist photographs to select the Grand Prize winner, the selected Grand Prize winner must correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time limited, mathematical skill testing question to be confirmed as the Grand Prize winner of the Contest.
Decisions and rulings of the Sponsor are final and binding without appeal in all matters related to this Contest and the awarding of a prize.
A selected winner and their parent and legal guardian may be required to provide proof of identification to the Sponsor when claiming the Prize or otherwise in connection with this Contest to facilitate the Sponsors’ accurate identification of a Contest winner.
If the selected entrant has met the eligibility requirements set out in these Rules, the selected entrant will be confirmed as the Prize winner.
If a selected winner does not fulfill the conditions set out in these Rules, or declines or forfeits the Prize, the Sponsor reserves the right, in their absolute discretion, to cancel the Prize or to select another entrant.
Entrants who have not complied with these Rules will be disqualified.
SECTION 7: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
By submitting your contest entry form and any related material, including your photograph, you waive all moral rights and grant (or warrant that the owner of such materials expressly grants) to the Sponsor, its parent, related and affiliated companies, and subsidiaries, a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, sub-licensable, and non-exclusive license and right to (i) use, copy, adapt, transmit, communication, publicly display, perform, and/or distribute such submitted materials; and (ii) create compilations and/or derivative works from such submitted materials.
SECTION 8: GENERAL CONDITIONS
All Contest entries, including your photograph, will become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
A selected entrant will be disqualified and required to forfeit any claim to a Prize if the terms set forth in these Rules are not adhered to.
By participating in this Contest, entrants’ parents or legal guardians acknowledge compliance with, and agree to be bound by, these Rules, including the eligibility requirements. Further, entrants’ parents or legal guardians release and hold harmless the Sponsor, its parent, related and affiliated companies, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies and each of their respective directors, successors, sponsors, partners, licensees, officers, subsidiaries, agents, employees, advisors, assignees, and all others associated with the development and execution of the Contest (collectively, the “Releasees”), from and against any and all manner of action, causes of action, suits, debts, covenants, contracts, claims and demands, including legal fees and expenses, whatsoever, including but not limited to, claims based on negligence, breach of contract and fundamental breach and liability for physical injury, death, or property damage which the entrant or his/her administrators, heirs, successors or assigns might have or could have, by reason of or arising out of the entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or in connection with the acceptance and/or use by the entrant of the Prize. Without limiting the foregoing, the Releasees shall not be responsible for: (a) any incomplete or inaccurate information; (b) the theft, destruction, loss or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; (c) printing, distribution, programming or production errors, and any other errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic or otherwise; or (d) technical, pictorial, typographical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein or in other materials related to the Contest.
No responsibility will be taken by the Sponsor for the entrant’s inability to connect to the Internet/website during the Contest Period, lost, delayed, mutilated or misdirected entries, computer system failure, failure of the website during the Contest Period or for any problems or technical malfunction of a telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail, on-line, or Internet entry to be received by the Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer or property related to or resulting from participating in, or downloading any material relating to, the Contest.
The Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or modify this Contest, in whole or in part, at any time and without notice or obligation if, in the Sponsor’s sole opinion, any factor interferes with its proper conduct as contemplated by these Rules. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, if the Contest, or any part thereof, is not capable of running as planned for any reason which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsor may terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, or any portion thereof in its sole discretion.
The Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend this Contest without notice should a virus, bug or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor corrupt the security or proper administration of the Contest and to award the Prizes from among all eligible entries received prior to cancellation of the Contest. If, as a result of an error relating to the entry process, judging, drawing or any other aspect of this Contest there are more potential winners of the Prizes than contemplated in these Rules, there will be a random draw among all eligible potential winners at the end of the Contest Period to award the Prizes. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any persons found attempting to deliberately damage any website or undermining the legitimate operation of this Contest and seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification by the Sponsor and will be declared invalid if they are forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend this Contest or to amend these Rules without notice for any reason whatsoever.
SECTION 9: PRIVACY AND PERSONAL INFORMATION
By entering the Contest, each entrant and their parent or legal guardian consents (a) to the collection, use, and disclosure of the entrants’ personal information, including the entrant’s first name, province or territory of residence, image on videotape and/or photograph in any advertising relating to the Contest and/or the Prizes, and in any future publicity in connection with the Contest and the Sponsor’s related fundraising activities, in all media used by the Sponsor, and its advertising and promotional agencies and partners, without compensation or further notice, if that entrant is declared a Prize winner, and (b) to the use of that entrant’s personal information, including first name and address (such as e-mail address) for the purpose of administering the Contest, contacting selected entrants, awarding and delivering the Prizes to the winners and sending information relating to Earth Rangers products, promotions and/or other marketing activities.
The Grand Prize winner’s original photograph, first name and age will be posted by Dec 1, 2018 at: https://www.earthrangers.com/wildwire/living-forests/contest-winners/.
By entering the Contest, each entrant and their parent or legal guardian acknowledges and consents that the entrant’s personal information can be transferred to the Sponsor’s third party service providers for the purpose of administering the contest, and can be stored on servers located outside of Canada, which may be subject to foreign legislation which may differ from the legislation of Canada with respect to disclosure of personal information to government authorities.
SECTION 10: APPLICABLE LAWS
This Contest is subject to the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein. Void where prohibited by law. Any disputes will be adjudicated by the courts sitting in the Province of Ontario. The Rules are available at www.earthrangers.com/wildwire/earth-rangers-living-forest-photo-contest-official-contest-rules-and-regulations-rules/ for the duration of the Contest Period. A complete set of these Rules can be requested by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: “Official Contest Rules and Regulations for Living Forests Photo Contest”, 9520 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, ON L4H 2Z6.