2019 “Views of our Watershed” Photo Contest Rules & Regulations BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, ENTRANTS AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS AND THE DECISIONS OF CANANDAIGUA LAKE WATERSHED ASSOCIATION ("CLWA”) AND WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO CLAIM AMBIGUITY IN THIS CONTEST OR THESE CONTEST RULES. Qualified Entries “Views of our Watershed” welcomes entries of photography in the Canandaigua Lake Watershed.
Category Awards & Prizes 3 awards per category will be distributed:
• First Place; Second Place; Third Place Awarding of the prizes will be subject to prevention or delay for any cause or event beyond CLWA’s reasonable control, including without limitation, war, civil disturbance, terrorist acts, acts of the public enemy, embargo, failure of subcontractors/vendors to perform, lockout, strike, other labor action, or acts of God. Winners may be required to verify ownership of their submission. There are no substitutions with respect to the Awards given, except as determined by CLWA at its complete discretion. Entry Submission Entrants may participate in this contest by registering online at on our Facebook page or emailing your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries submitted by any other means, will not be eligible. Entries will be accepted for the Canandaigua Lake Watershed only. Any proprietary information, such as but not limited to, any trademarks, copyrights, trade names or other private information submitted or contained in a submission (or on the media containing a submission) must be populated with fictional information. Incomplete submissions will not be considered for awards. Entry Dates Completed entries must be received by CLWA by midnight July 31, 2019 to be accepted. Late submissions are not eligible. Multiple Entries An entrant may submit THREE entries. Fees and Costs NO FEE, PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN “Views of our Watershed”. A DONATION DOES NOT IMPROVE AN ENTRANT’S CHANCE OF WINNING. The entrant assumes all costs associated with preparation and submission of entry materials. Judging: Winners will be selected by a team of distinguished professional photographers and friends of CLWA. No telephone calls or correspondence will be accepted from contestants inquiring on winners or judges’ selections.
The judges will assess entries using the following criteria:
Any entrant who fails to comply with all of these Rules and Regulations will be disqualified. Disqualification An entrant’s submission(s) will be disqualified, at the sole discretion of CLWA, if entrant attempts (a) to enter the contest through any means other than as described in these Rules and Regulations, or (b) to disrupt the contest, circumvent the terms and conditions of these Rules and Regulations, or in any way tamper with the contest, or (c) enters any photographic content that is deemed as unacceptable in nature, which will be at the discretion of CLWA. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, CLWA reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Copyright and Re-use Authorizations: Entrants, upon submission of entry(s), will have secured and certified all necessary rights and licenses from all constituents and third parties including, but not limited to photographers, illustrators, models, trademark holders, etc. Submission of photos into the contest constitutes permission for CLWA and its designees to use the winner's name, likeness and submitted images, without additional compensation unless otherwise prohibited by law. Award Winner Announcement: Information about the winning entries will be shared with the public via a CLWA press release and posting to the CLWA Facebook page and website (www.canandaigualakeassoc.org) in August 2019. Additionally, each winner will be personally contacted either by telephone or email using the contact information provided by the entrant in their entry form. Eligibility Participants must reside in and are physically located in the 50 United States and The District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico and all other territories). Members of the CLWA Board are not eligible to enter. General Conditions: This contest is VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW and invalid in any State that requires the registration or licensing of such matters, unless CLWA has registered the contest in such State. This contest and these Rules and Regulations shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of laws principles. Each participant: (a) agrees that any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Contest shall be instituted exclusively in New York; (b) waives any objection to the venue of any such suit, action or proceeding and the right to assert that such forum is not a convenient forum; and (c) irrevocably consents to the jurisdiction of the courts of New York in any such suit, action or proceeding. CLWA is not responsible for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects in part or whole, delays in operations or transmission, theft or destruction of unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for any technical or non-technical network, telephonic, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate or partial transmission of or failure to receive entry information on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any website or any combination thereof. CLWA is not responsible for any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any materials in the contest. These rules may be changed or modified without notice.