THERE IS NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER.
The B&H Wilderness Photo Competition (the "Contest") is void where prohibited by law and is sponsored by B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001, and Wilderness Safaris Wildlife Trust, 373 Rivonia Boulevard, Rivonia, South Africa (collectively, "Sponsors").
Method of Entry/ Entry Period Limits.
Enter the Contest by uploading a photograph of a wilderness scene for one or more of the following categories: (a) Land Mammals, (b) Aquatic (marine and freshwater), (c) Culture/Wilderness People, (d) Landscape/Scenery, (e) Conservation/Man and Environment, (f) Birds, (g) Amphibians/Reptiles, (h) Macro: Flora/Insects or (i) Animals in Zoos and Captivity (each, a "Category") in accordance with the instructions posted at www.wildernessphotocompetition.com
. Photographs must be received between October 14, 2013 and February 28, 2014 to be entered into the Contest (the "Entry Period"). Unless otherwise decided by Sponsors, submissions received outside the Entry Period are void.
Submission Requirements and Limitations.
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 maximum number of allowable submissions is one photograph per category. The photograph must not, in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsors, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Photographs deemed by Sponsors to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Photographs owned by a third party, or the use of any trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, or products owned by a third-party are not acceptable for entry into the Contest. If a submitted photograph includes other people, entrant must be prepared to provide a signed written personal release from all persons who appear in the photograph authorizing use of the photograph. Entrants do not need to send release(s) with submissions but will be contacted if personal releases are needed. Failure to provide the required releases will result in disqualification of the entry.
Entry Ownership/Entrant Agreements.
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. Entrants retain full ownership and copyrights to their submission(s). However, by entering the Contest, entrants who are determined to be winners in accordance with 'Winner Selection' Section of these Official B&H Wilderness Photo Competition Rules (the "Rules") grant Sponsors a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, worldwide, limited license to use, modify, delete from, add to, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce and translate such submission, in any media formats through any media channels. Entrants (and entrant's parent/legal guardian if entrant is a minor) also agree: (a) to be bound by these Rules; (b) that any claims related to this Contest shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and that awards, shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Contest, and shall not include incidental or consequential damages or attorneys fees; and (c) that any actual or perceived ambiguities in these Rules shall be interpreted by Sponsors in their sole discretion.
Eligible Participants. This Contest is open to individuals who are at least thirteen (13) years of age on their entry date unless it is prohibited by local law, statute, ordinance, or otherwise. The Contest is not open to employees of Sponsors, their immediate family, or any person domiciled with such employees and is not open to affiliates or subsidiaries of Sponsors, or advertising/promotional agencies engaged by Sponsors. Sponsors may, in their sole discretion, request an affidavit from winners, to confirm that they meet all eligibility criteria.
Identity of Entrants.
In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant, entries will have been deemed to have been submitted by the e-mail account holder of the entrant. For these purposes, an e-mail account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such e-mail account by the internet access or online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with such e-mail account. Any issues regarding the identity of the holder of an e-mail account shall be resolved by Sponsors in their sole discretion.
Winner Selection, Voting and Judging.
Throughout the Entry Period any person may vote for the photograph they like the most (the "Popular Vote"). The photograph with the most votes will win its designated prize described in the following paragraph. Additionally, following the Entry Period, the panel of Judges listed on the Home Page for this Contest (the "Judging Panel") will judge all submitted photographs for the best overall picture submission, and also the best submission from each Category. Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, photographic quality and effectiveness in expressing the category theme. The photograph found by the judges to be best overall, will receive the designated prize described in the following paragraph. Photograph submissions judged to be the best in each category will receive the designated prize described in the following paragraph. All winner selections are final and are not subject to appeal or review.
Prizes and Odds:
The following prizes will be awarded based the selection criteria described in these Rules:
- Popular Vote Winner: The entrant submitting the photograph which receives the most votes for will receive six (6) night's accommodations for two (2) in Namibia at a Classic Camp Range. The prize includes round trip airfare on South African Airways from New York to Windhoek (via Johannesburg), inter-camp light aircraft transfers, all meals, park fees, scheduled daily camp activities and drinks (excluding premium brand imports) for two people on a sharing basis. Terms and Conditions apply. Winner is responsible for all air fare-related taxes and surcharges. Travel insurance and items of a personal nature are excluded. See prize listing on Contest Home Page for further details.
- Judging Panel Best Photo Winner: The entrant submitting the photograph found by the Judging Panel to be the best overall photo will receive a total of six (6) night's accommodations in Botswana at a Classic Camp Range. The prize includes round trip airfare on South African Airways from New York to Johannesburg, and round-trip airfare from Johannesburg to Muan on - SA Airlink, inter-camp light aircraft transfers, all meals, park fees, scheduled daily camp activities and drinks (excluding premium brand imports) for two people on a sharing basis. Winner is responsible for all air fare-related taxes and surcharges. Travel insurance and items of a personal nature are excluded. Terms and Conditions apply. See prize listing on Contest Home Page for further details.
- Judging Panel Category Winners (runner ups): Entrants submitting the photographs found by the Judging Panel to be the best in each Category will receive a B&H Gift-Card pre-valued in the amount of five-hundred dollars ($500.00).
No cash or other substitutions will be offered. Prizes are not transferable. If, for any reason, a winner cannot be contacted within one (1) week of selection after reasonable attempts by Sponsors, an alternate winner will be selected from the remaining eligible entries. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
Limitation of Liability
Sponsor Modification/Cancellation Rights
Sponsors may cancel, suspend, modify, discontinue, or terminate the Contest at any time without notice in the event they determine, in their sole discretion, that such action is necessary. In their sole discretion, Sponsors may disqualify from the Contest any person they determine, in their sole discretion, to have attempted to or actually tampered or otherwise abused any aspect of the Contest. Sponsors will periodically audit submissions to ensure compliance with these Rules.
Choice of Law/Venue
Winner agrees that any disputes that arise in connection with this Contest will be governed by the laws of the State of New York and heard exclusively in a court of applicable jurisdiction in the County and State of New York irrespective of any choice of law provisions to the contrary.
To receive names of the winners by U.S. mail, please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., Attn: B&H Wilderness Photo Competition, 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Any Winners List request must be received by B&H within one (1) year of the date the Contest is conducted.