BTO Sports is proud to announce the “Best Amateur Motocross Photo of 2013” contest, where one winner will win an expense paid trip to the Monster Cup in Las Vegas, NV on October 19th, 2013.
To enter, applicants must visit: www.facebook.com/btosports and submit their best photo.
Voting will be allowed until September 20th, when we will be left with the top 5 photos. At that point, the BTO Sports staff will pick their favorite of the top 5 photos and a winner will be crowned.
Please be sure to read the official rules below.
BTO SPORTS AMATEUR Photo Contest Rules
BTOSPORTS.COM 77 Duesenberg Dr., Thousand Oaks, California 91362
The BTO Sports Amateur Photo Contest (the “Contest”) begins August 27, 2013 at 8:01am PST and ends September 20, 2013, 5:00 PST. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY September 20, 2013, 5:00 PST. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these official rules (“Official Rules”). By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules. This is a skill-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of winners.
WHO MAY ENTER
Contest is open only to individuals who are 18 or older and reside in the USA or Canada. Employees of BTO Sports, and its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such employees, whether or not related are not eligible.
This photo contest is for amateur photographers, meaning individuals who are not compensated for their motocross photos.
HOW TO ENTER
Each entry consists of an entry form and a single image. To enter, visit https://www.facebook.com/btosports. Users must have a Facebook profile to enter as the contest will take place on Facebook.com. The contest can be found on BTO Sport’s Facebook page, which can be found in the tab under the cover photo. To submit, complete an entry form with the required information, including your name, e-mail address, and photo caption. Participants can submit a maximum of one new photo per day.
Photographs must be motocross related. It does not have to be an impossible trick photo. Do not attempt any stunts outside of your abilities for this contest. BTO assumes no responsibilities for injuries.
• Photographs must be in digital format. Only online entries will be eligible. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this Contest. The photograph need not be taken with a digital camera; scans of negatives, transparencies, cell phone images or photographic prints are acceptable. All digital files must be 5 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG or .jpg format.
• Only minor burning, dodging and/or color correction is acceptable, as is cropping. High dynamic range images (HDR) and stitched panoramas are NOT acceptable. Any changes to the original Photograph not itemized here are unacceptable and will render the Photograph ineligible for a prize.
• The photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contest entrant. By entering the Contest, entrant represents, acknowledges and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph.
• The photograph must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, contain defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.
The entries will be judged in accordance with the Judging Criteria, as defined below. All entries must be submitted and received by September 20, 2013, 5:00 PST. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt. Entries must be made by the authorized account holder of the Facebook page submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, Internet domain owner, or other person or organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Sponsor reserves the right to examine the original photograph/source material in order to confirm compliance with these rules.
Participants can vote for their favorite photo. Individuals are required to have a Facebook profile in order to vote. The winner will be selected by BTO Sports from the pool of top 5 photos.
If the photograph contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the photograph, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph in the manner set forth in these Official Rules without additional compensation. If any person appearing in any photograph is under the age of majority in their state/province/territory of residence the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release.
For the purposes of these Official Rules, the entrant will be deemed to be in receipt of Sponsor’s request or notification, (a) in the event that Sponsor sends the request by postal mail, five business days after the request was sent by Sponsor, or (b) in the event that Sponsor sends the request by e-mail, on the day that the e-mail was sent by Sponsor.
Grand Prize: One Grand Prize will be awarded. The Grand Prize consists of:
(2) Tickets to the Monster Energy Cup 2013 on October 19th in Las Vegas for the winner and one (1) guest. BTO Sports will provide you and your guest airfare from place of origin to Las Vegas, 2 night stay at the Hard Rock Hotel of Las Vegas (Friday and Saturday night), and $500 in cash spending money.
NONCOMPLIANCE OR RETURN OF PRIZE NOTIFICATION AS UNDELIVERABLE, WHETHER BY REGULAR MAIL OR BY E-MAIL, MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION AND SELECTION OF AN ALTERNATIVE POTENTIAL WINNER.
By entering the Contest, all entrants grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to Authorized Parties, to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit) in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known, including, but not limited to: Display at a potential exhibition of winners; publication of a book featuring select entries in the Contest; publication in BTOSports.com or online highlighting entries or winners of the Contest. Entrants consent to the Sponsor doing or omitting to do any act that would otherwise infringe the entrant’s “moral rights” in their entries. Display or publication of any entry on an Authorized Party’s website does not indicate the entrant will be selected as a winner. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use. Additionally, by entering, each entrant grants to Authorized Parties the unrestricted right to use all statements made in connection with the Contest, and pictures or likenesses of Contest entrants, or choose not to do so, at their sole discretion.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
By entering this Contest, all entrants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless BTO Sport and its partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this Contest or any Contest-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder.
BTO Sports assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Contest entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. BTO Sports is not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrants’ or any other persons’ computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading or downloading of any materials related to in this Contest.
THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Entrants agree that this Contest shall be subject to and governed by the laws of the United States of America and Canada. To the extent permitted by law, the right to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this Contest are hereby excluded and any entrant expressly waives any and all such rights. Certain restrictions may apply. Entries void if the Sponsor determines the photograph to not be an original, or if the entries are illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft.
By entering, entrants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) that the decisions of the Judges are final and binding with respect to all matters relating to the Contest; and (c) if the entrant wins, that Sponsor may use the winning photographs and each winner’s name, photograph, likeness, and/or voice in any publicity or advertising relating to the Contest or future promotions without compensation or approval (except where prohibited by law). All federal, state/provincial/territorial and local taxes, fees and surcharges and taxes (whether foreign or domestic, and including income, sales, and import taxes) on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. In the event that the selected winner(s) of any prize is/are ineligible, cannot be traced or do not respond within 10 days to a winner notification as required by the “Contest Prizes” Rules above, or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant.
The Sponsor reserves the right to verify the validity and originality of any entry and/or entrant (including an entrant’s identity and address) and to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Official Rules or who tampers with the entry process. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
RIGHT TO CANCEL OR SUSPEND CONTEST
If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of BTO Sports that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, BTO Sports reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest. If Sponsor elects to cancel or terminate the Contest, Sponsor will not retain any rights in the submitted photographs.
Entrants are responsible for complying with these Official Rules.
Entrants agree that personal data, especially name and email, may be processed, shared and otherwise used for the purposes and within the context of the Contest and any other purposes outlined in these Official Rules.