NFPA “FIREWISE® 2014 CALENDAR PHOTO CONTEST” – OFFICIAL RULES
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COMMON TERMS USED IN THESE RULES
These are the official rules that govern how the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) “2014 Calendar Firewise Day Photo Contest” promotion will operate. This promotion will be simply referred to as the “Contest” throughout the rest of these rules.
In these rules, “we,” “our,” and “us” refer to the National Fire Protection Association, the sponsors of the Contest. “You” refers to an eligible Contest entrant.
DESCRIPTION OF CONTEST
The National Fire Protection Association is asking photo enthusiasts to submit photographs of Firewise Day events from around the country to be used in the 2014 Firewise calendar. Photographs should highlight community members actively participating in the activities. Sample events include a “chipper day”, a state or community fair exhibit, a community clean-up day or door-to-door outreach. Entrants may submit up to ten (10) unique and original photos of Firewise activities.
Photos are to be submitted between July 2, 2012 and November 2, 2012. NFPA will choose 15 winning entries from all of the photos submitted. Contest winners will be announced on February 8, 2013. All submissions will become the property of NFPA.
The winning entrants will have their photographs used in the official 2014 Firewise calendar distributed around the country. Credit will be given to the photographer of each photo. In addition, winning entrants will receive a $25 Amazon gift card.
Contest winners will not receive a cash prize. Contest winners will not be compensated with a salary. He or she will in addition have to accept certain rules and restrictions concerning the use of NFPA logos, messages and images and the rights of the NFPA.
CONTEST START AND END DATES
This Contest starts at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Monday, July 2, 2012, and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, November 2, 2012 (“Entry Period”). Entries must be received within the Entry Period to be eligible.
You are eligible to enter this Contest if you meet the following requirements at time of entry:
- You live in one of the 50 United States; and
- You are 18 years of age or older; and
- You are NOT an employee of NFPA or contracted to perform work for NFPA; and
- You are NOT involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Contest; and
- You are NOT an immediate family (parent, sibling, spouse, child) or household member of an NFPA employee, or a person involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Contest.
HOW TO ENTER
During the Entry Period, you must submit an original photograph of community members actively participating in a Firewise Day event.
Entries will be accepted by uploading a photo in .jpeg, or .tif format. Each photo must be at least 300 dpi and 1 megabyte in size. Entries must be uploaded following these instructions:
- Using your Facebook account, visit the Firewise Communities Program Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/firewise and share your photo directly on the wall.
- If you are not a Facebook user, you can also mail all digital photos on a disc to Cheryl Blake, c/o NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169.
Each submitted photo must be accompanied by the following information;
- First and Last Name
- Name of event or activity
- Geographic location (town, state) of event or activity
- Date of event or activity
- Description of the event or activity
- If submitting via a disc, contact information should also be included
We will accept up to ten (10) entries per eligible person for the duration of the Contest. We are not responsible for entries that we do not receive for any reason, or for entries that we receive but are not decipherable for any reason.
By submitting a photo to the Contest, you agree to all terms and conditions set forth in these Contest rules.
We will automatically disqualify:
- Any incomplete or illegible entry; or
- Any entries that we receive from you that are in excess of the entry limit described above.
WHAT CONSTITUTES AN ELIGIBLE ENTRY?
To be eligible for judging, an entry must meet the following content / technical requirements:
Photo content is subject to restrictions outlined below by NFPA.
- Your entry must be your own original work; and
- You must have obtained any and all consents, approvals or licenses required for you to submit your entry; and
- Your entry must not otherwise violate the rights of any other person or company by using their trademarks, logos, names or images; and,
- Entries may NOT contain, as determined by us, in our sole and absolute discretion, any content that:
- Contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, or other indicia identifying any person, (other than a member of your family or community or eligible organization from which you have received consent) including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead; Is sexually explicit, unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic;
- Promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing) or a particular political agenda;
- Is obscene or offensive;
- Defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies;
- Communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which we wish to associate; depicts unsafe behavior, and/or violates any law;
- Contains any copyrighted materials including photos.
We reserve the right to reject any entry, in our sole and absolute discretion that we determine does not meet the above criteria.
SELECTION OF FINALISTS AND WINNER
A panel of judges within NFPA and the Firewise Communities Program will select 15 winning entries based on the best photographs submitted. We will announce the winners on Friday, February 8, 2013 on www.facebook.com/firewise and on our blog http://nfpa.typepad.com/firewise/.
We will notify the winners by Friday, February 1, 2012.
CONTEST ENTRY AGREEMENT
To abide by these Official Rules; and
To release and hold harmless NFPA and its respective affiliates, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Contest or any prize won; and
The decisions of NFPA will be final and binding on all matters related to this Contest; and
That by entering a submission, NFPA may use your submission in all promotional materials and your proper name, state/province, and country online and in print, or in any other media, without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.
LAWS GOVERNING THE WAY THIS CONTEST IS EXECUTED AND ADMINISTRATED
This Contest will be governed by the laws of the State of Massachusetts, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the State of Massachusetts for any disputes arising out of this Contest.
WHAT IF SOMETHING UNEXPECTED HAPPENS AND THE CONTEST CAN’T RUN AS PLANNED?
If cheating, a virus, bug, catastrophic event, or any unforeseen or unexpected event or cause that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled, (also referred to as force majeure) affects the fairness and / or integrity of this Contest, we reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Contest. This right is reserved whether the event is due to human or technical error. If a solution cannot be found to restore the integrity of the Contest, we reserve the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Contest.
If you attempt to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Contest by hacking or by cheating or committing fraud in ANY way, we may seek damages from you to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, we may ban you from participating in any of our future Contest, so please play fairly.
National Fire Protection Association
1 Batterymarch Park
NFPA has the right to terminate the Contest winners from his or her position as the winner at any time if needed, to establish restrictions on the use on the name or image of NFPA or other property, and to change the terms or conditions of this Contest without notice to any person or party.