Rules & RegulationsCOTTAGE LIFE 2023 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 Inc.
HOW TO ENTER:
No purchase necessary. The Contest begins on June 22, 2023, at 12:01 a.m. and ends on September 11, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. (Toronto time) (the “Submission Deadline”). To enter, visit cottagelifephotocontest.com, complete the entry form and upload your photo(s) in one of the categories listed below as a digital file (each submitted photo is a “Photo”). Digital entries only will be accepted. Print entries will not be accepted.
Photos can be uploaded electronically as jpeg files; 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.
Entries will be rejected if the entry form is not fully completed and the entry is not received by the Submission Deadline
Each Photo must be submitted under one or more of the following three (3) categories. The category(ies) for which the photo is being entered must be indicated on the contest entry form. Notwithstanding any entry in multiple categories, each photo is only eligible to win in one (1) category and each entrant is only eligible to win one (1) prize:
(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.
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. For any entrant who has not reached the age of majority, parent or guardian consent is necessary to enter the Contest. In the event it is discovered that you entered without consent from your parent or legal guardian, all entries will be void. For minors entering the Contest, the terms “You,” “entrant,” and “winner” mean parent or guardian of that person.
Entries are limited to individuals only; commercial enterprises and business entities are not eligible to enter the Contest. Submitted Photos must never have been previously published or accepted for publication in any media, exhibited publicly, or selected as a winner in any other contest.
You must have taken the Photo that you submit for the contest. You must have 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. Photo cannot show background artwork or items (including but not limited to clothing, tools, and vehicles) bearing business, designer, or sports logos or designs.
You represent and warrant to Sponsor that any submitted Photo is not defamatory or obscene and does not violate the rights of any third parties or any applicable laws.
Contest Sponsor may disqualify any Photo that it deems, in its sole discretion, not to abide by any of the foregoing eligibility or submission requirements.
By entering the Content and submitting a Photo, you grant (and warrant that any individuals shown in the Photo grant) to Sponsor, its affiliated companies and each of their licensees, successors, and assigns (together, the “Licensees”), an exclusive, perpetual, worldwide and royalty-free licence to edit, publish, use, and exploit the Photo, in whole or in part, in any format and in any media (including without limitation print; websites, social media platforms and other internet or mobile use; television and film; and any advertising or promotional use), for any commercial or non-commercial use, without attribution or compensation to you or any third party, other than the awarding of the prizes under this contest. You acknowledge that Licensees may modify the Photo; you hereby irrevocably waive all moral rights in connection with the Photo.
You warrant that you control all rights in each Photo, and will maintain the ability to grant the foregoing exclusive license to Sponsor, free of any limitations, restrictions or third party obligations. In addition, 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.
You agree that Sponsor and other Licensees shall have the right to determine the extent and manner of use of any submitted Photo in their sole discretion and are not obligated to use any Photo. You agree that Sponsor is not responsible for return or preservation of any Photo.
THE PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES:
There is one Grand Prize available to be won, consisting of: “one (1) The Bluewater Backyard Den 67 from Sawmill Structures. (Approx. retail value of Grand Prize CAD $7,999). Delivery and installation included.
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 one (1) YETI Roadie 48 Wheeled Cooler. (Approx. retail value of CAD $600 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 one (1) 12’ Floater Mat. (Approx. retail value of CAD $525 each).
Colour, size, and model of each element of each prize awarded in the Contest to be determined by Sponsor in its discretion. 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. All incidental costs and expenses not specifically included in the prize descriptions shall be the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Taxes on prize, if applicable, shall 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.
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. Judging will be completed and the winners contacted by November 9, 2023. 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.
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.
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.
Entries not complying with these contest rules will be disqualified.
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.
For the name of the winners write to Cottage Life magazine, Cottage Life Media, a division of Blue Ant Media Solutions Inc., 99 Atlantic Ave, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ont. M6K 3J8. Requests must be received by December 1, 2023.