Official Rules for the Service Year Photo Contest

Official Rules for the Service Year UGC Photo Contest

No Purchase Necessary. A Purchase Will Not Increase Your Chances Of Winning.

  1. Eligibility:  The Contest is open only to legal residents of the United States who (a) are at least eighteen (18) years old, (b) live within the United States and (c) have not won a sweepstakes or contest conducted by Service Year (“Sponsor”) in the previous ninety (90) days. Employees of Sponsor, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of those employees, are not eligible to enter.

  2. Agreement to Official Rules:  By entering the Contest, you indicate your full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

  3. Entry Period:  The Contest begins at 12:00 PM ET on April 26, 2017 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on May 3, 2017 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest.

  4. How to Enter: Visit Sponsor’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Service Year, and follow the directions to respond in a comment to Sponsor’s post on Facebook. There is a limit of one (1) prize per household and you may not use multiple Facebook accounts to enter. The use of an agency or any automated system to enter is strictly prohibited, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries received through such methods, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to remove a comment and void that entry for any reason, in its sole discretion.

  5. Photo Entry Requirements: Photo entries that fail to comply with the following requirements (the “Requirements”) may not be considered and may disqualify the entrant. Any photo that is not of satisfactory quality (e.g. brightness, focus, etc.) may be rejected, at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor has the sole discretion to determine whether an entry qualifies for the Contest.  

    1. Entries must be the original work of the entrant.

    2. Entries must not contain any material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, profane, or defamatory and must not contain nudity, sexual content, hateful content of any kind, content that promotes violence or harm to another living creature, or any other offense content (as determine by the Sponsor in its sole discretion).

    3. Entries must not contain material that promotes alcohol, drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing) or promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous.

    4. Entries must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.

    5. Entries must not contain advertisements, personal solicitations or commercial solicitations; or promote any political agenda or party.

    6. Entries must not contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other identifying elements of any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead, without express written permission from the person or persons (or their estate) depicted in the entry.

    7. Entries must be in keeping with Sponsor's image and not contain any material that could reflect negatively on the name, reputation, or goodwill of Sponsor, its parent companies, subsidiaries or affiliates.

    8. Entries must not violate or encourage the violation of any law, rule or regulation.

  6. Drawing:  On or about May 4, 2017, Sponsor will select three (3) potential winners based on their compliance with the Requirements and criteria listed below:

    1. Originality of photo

    2. Adherence to the theme of the contest

    3. Photo clarity and composition, including lighting and resolution

  7. Notification and Requirements of Potential Winners:  Sponsor will attempt to notify potential winners within two (2) business days of the drawing by replying directly to the comment the potential winners used to enter. If a potential winner does not respond within two (2) business days after Sponsor replies, or as directed by Sponsor, an alternate potential winner may be selected in his/her place in a random drawing of all remaining entries received. Only three (3) alternate potential winners may be contacted. Except where prohibited, a potential winner may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release. If a potential winner is a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian will be required to sign the documents on his/her behalf. If a potential winner fails to sign and return these documents within the required time period, an alternate potential winner may be selected in his/her place in a random drawing of all remaining entries received.

  8. Prizes:  Three (3) winners will each receive one (1) Amazon Gift Card. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each prize is $25.00. A winner is responsible for paying any applicable income taxes and any and all other costs and expenses not listed above. Any prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. A prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded. A winner may not request cash or a substitute prize; however, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Winner should allow up to eight (8) weeks to receive prize from Sponsor.  

  9. General Conditions:  In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest; or (b) award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and seek damages from any individual who tampers with the operation of the Contest, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, the authorized account holder of the Facebook account used to enter will be deemed to be the owner. The Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

  10. Release and Limitations of Liability:  By participating in the Contest, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Facebook, their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (b) technical errors; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property. You further agree that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. You waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

  11. Privacy and Publicity:  Any information you provide when you enter the Contest will be used in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes your consent to Sponsor’s use of your name, likeness, voice, opinions, biographical information, and state of residence for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.

  12. Disputes:  You agree that 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. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the District of Columbia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the District of Columbia or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the District of Columbia.

  13. Sponsor:  The Contest is sponsored by Service Year, 1400 Eye St. NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

  14. Results:  For the names of the winners of any prize over $25, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Service Year, 1400 Eye St. NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005. Requests must be received within four (4) weeks of the end of the Entry Period.
Official Rules for the Service Year Photo Contest
Official Rules for the Service Year Photo Contest
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