Rules & Regulations



COTTAGE LIFE 2017 PHOTO CONTEST (THE“CONTEST”)
Official Rules and Regulations


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. ENTRY IN THIS CONTEST CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE CONTEST RULES.

Sponsor: Cottage Life Media, a division of Blue Ant Media Solutions Inc.

HOW TO ENTER:
No purchase necessary. The Contest begins on May 18, 2017 and ends on September 11, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. (Toronto time) (the “Submission Deadline”). To enter, visit cottagelifephotocontest.com to complete the entry form and upload your digital file. Digital entries only will be accepted. Print entries will not be accepted. Each entry (each, a “ Photo”) can be entered in one category only. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated maximum number of entries by using multiple/different names, email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that person’s entries and eligibility to win the prize and that participant will be disqualified from the Contest and, at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, any of the Sponsor’s other promotions.

CATEGORIES:
Each Photo must be submitted under one of five categories:

(1) Life at the Cottage—Where friends, family, pets, and the cottage itself are the stars of the Photo.

(2) Landscapes—Any shots in which the land, water, or sky features prominently.

(3) Wildlife—Photos showcasing cottage-country critters in their natural environments.

(4) Flashback Snaps—vintage photos that show the very best of cottage days gone by.

(5) Best of the West—Your very best shots of Western Canada.

Entries will be rejected if the entry form is not fully completed and the entry is not received by the Submission Deadline.

Entries can be uploaded electronically as jpeg files at cottagelifephotocontest.com. Digital files should be at least 5 megapixels, or 2560 x 1950 pixels; image quality setting: high. Colour correction and tonal cast changes are acceptable; compositional changes, as well as added watermarks or signatures, will result in automatic disqualification. Entries that do not meet technical requirements will be automatically rejected. If a Photo is chosen as a winner, all original material, including digital capture files, must be made available to Sponsor as a condition of receiving a prize.

ELIGIBILITY:
Contest is open to legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec), except employees (and those with whom such employees are domiciled) or agents of the Sponsor, its affiliates and their respective advertising and promotion agencies, and the contest judges. Entrants 13 years of age or younger must have consent from their parent or legal guardian to enter this Contest. In the event it is discovered that you entered without consent from your parent or legal guardian, all entries will be void.

Entries are limited to individuals only; commercial enterprises and business entities are not eligible to enter the Contest.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
You must have taken the Photo that you submit for the contest. You will require the consent of all individuals who are included in the Photo and consent from the individuals who own the personal property (i.e. the cottage) featured in the Photo. The submitted Photo must never have been previously published, exhibited publicly, or selected as a winner in any other contest and only amateur photographers are eligible (defined as a person who has never earned more than $1,000 in any year for photography). By entering the Contest, you represent and warrant to Sponsor that the Photo will not violate the rights of any third parties or any applicable laws. All Photos submitted become the property of the Sponsor and/or its affiliates and by entering this Contest, entrant hereby assigns all right, title and interest, including, without limitation, copyright in the Photo and its underlying elements to Sponsor. Entries not complying with these contest rules will be disqualified.

THE PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES:
There is one Grand Prize available to be won, consisting of: “Coast to Coast” Limited Edition Pulse SUP package from Diversco (includes 11’4” Tradition Epoxy Pulse SUP with real bamboo inlay, adjustable carbon fiber paddle, board bag, and leash).

(approx. retail value of Grand Prize CAD $1500).

There are three (3) First Prizes available to be won, one (1) in each of the Life at the Cottage, Landscapes, and Wildlife categories. Each First Prize consists of a $500 Lee Valley gift card.

(approx. retail value of CAD $500 each).

There are three (3) Second Prizes available to be won, one (1) in each of the Life at the Cottage, Landscapes, and Wildlife categories. Each Second Prize consists of a $350 Best Buy gift card.

(approx. retail value of CAD $350 each).

There is one (1) Flashback Snaps Prize available to be won, consisting of a Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8" 16GB Android 5.0 Lollipop Tablet with a (1) one year subscription to the Love Nature streaming video app.

(approx. retail value of $275).

There is one (1) Best of the West Prize available to be won, consisting of a Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8" 16GB Android 5.0 Lollipop Tablet with a (1) one year subscription to the Love Nature streaming video app.

(approx. retail value of $275).

Colour, size and model of each element of each prize awarded in the Contest to be determined by Sponsor in its discretion. Love Nature subscriptions must be activated by November 9, 2017 or will be forfeited by the winner. Love Nature subscription service available only within Canada. Winner responsible for all broadband and wireless data costs and charges for streaming content. Winner must accept the standard terms and conditions of the Love Nature streaming service. Standard gift card terms and conditions set by the applicable merchant shall be applicable to gift card prizes.

Prizes must be accepted as awarded and are not transferable or convertible to cash. No substitutions except at the Sponsor’s option. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize or a prize component with one of equal or greater quality or value. Taxes on prize may be the sole responsibility of the winners. If the winner is a minor in his/her province, territory of residence, such winner’s parent or legal guardian must accept the prize on his/her behalf.

All incidental costs and expenses not specifically included in the prize descriptions shall be the sole responsibility of the prize winner.

WINNER SELECTION:
A panel of judges appointed by the Sponsor consisting of photo editors and/or professional photographers will judge all Photos submitted on the basis of originality, creativity, technical proficiency, and uniqueness appropriateness, and relevance to the category of submission.

All judging criteria will be weighed equally. In the event of a tie, the Photo with the highest score in creativity will be selected as the winner. In the event of a tie in creativity scores, the winner will be selected by random draw. Photos which are illegal, defamatory, or in any way obscene, all as determined solely by the Sponsor, will be disqualified. Judging will be completed and the winners contacted by October 29, 2017. If you have not been contacted by this date, you may assume that your entry is not a winner.

The Photo with the highest score among all photos in the categories of Life at the Cottage, Landscapes, and Wildlife will be eligible to win the Grand Prize.

Entrants are only eligible to win one (1) prize. The Photo with the highest score in each of the following categories: Life at the Cottage, Landscapes and Wildlife will be eligible to win a First Prize; the Photo with the second-highest score in each of the following categories: Life at the Cottage, Landscapes and Wildlife will be eligible to win a Second Prize; provided that, in the category from which the Grand Prize winner is selected, the Photo with the second- highest score in that category will be eligible to win the First Prize, and the Photo with the third-highest score in that category will be eligible to win the Second Prize.

The Photo with the highest score in the Flashback Snaps category will be eligible to win the Flashback Snaps Prize. The Photo with the highest score in the Best of the West category will be eligible to win the Best of the West Prize.

Odds of a Photo being selected by the contest judges as the winner of the Grand Prize depend on the number and calibre of entries received. Odds of a Photo being selected by the contest judges as the winner of a First, Second, or other Prize depend on the number and calibre of entries received in each category.

By accepting a prize, winner agrees that their Photo becomes the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned and entrant hereby assigns all right, title and interest, including, without limitation, copyright in the Photo and its underlying elements to Sponsor and agrees to execute such further documentation as Sponsor may require to effect such assignment. Winner grants the Sponsor the right in perpetuity to publish and use winner’s Photo, as is or as may be edited in Sponsor’s sole discretion, in any media, worldwide in perpetuity. Selected winners agree to waive all moral rights in and to the Photo in favour of the Sponsor.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:
No correspondence will be entered into except with the selected winners. This contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, and municipal laws. Void where prohibited by law. The decisions of the contest judges with respect to all aspects of this contest are final and binding on all entrants without right of appeal.

Selected winners (or winner’s parent or legal guardian if winner is a minor) will be required to sign and return a standard Declaration, Liability and Publicity Release, releasing the Sponsor, prize suppliers, and their respective advertising and promotional agencies, and the contest judges, from any and all liability arising directly or indirectly from this contest, participation in contest related activities, the awarding of a prize, and the use or misuse of any prize.

By entering the contest, selected winners agree to comply with these official contest rules and agree to the publication, reproduction, and/or other use of his/her name, address, voice, statements about the contest, and/or personal photograph or other likeness without further compensation, in any publicity or advertisement carried out by the Sponsor in any manner whatsoever, including print, broadcast, or digital.

The Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies, and the contest judges are not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, or delayed entries. Without limitation, the Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies, and the contest judges will not be liable for the failure of any entry or Photo to be received.

The Sponsor reserves the right to withdraw or amend this contest in any way, in the event of an error, technical problem, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that interferes with the proper conduct of this contest as contemplated by these Rules. Any attempt to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of this contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend this contest in the event of any accident, printing, administrative, or other error of any kind without prior notice or obligation.

By entering this contest, each entrant expressly consents to the Sponsor, its agents and/or representatives, storing, sharing, and using the personal information submitted with his/her entry only for the purpose of administering the contest and in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy found at www.cottagelife.com, unless the entrant otherwise agrees. For the name of the winners write to Cottage Life magazine, Cottage Life Media, a division of Blue Ant Media Solutions Inc., 130 Merton St., Suite 200, M4S 1A4. Requests must be received by December 1, 2017.