Pro Football Hall of Fame/Canon Amateur Photo Challenge
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Pro Football Hall of Fame/Canon Amatuer Photo Challenge (the “Contest”) is co-sponsored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame (“Hall of Fame”) and Canon U.S.A., Inc. (“Canon USA”) (collectively, the “Sponsors”). The Contest is open to any U.S. resident over 21 years of age who is not a “professional photographer,” that is, one who has not earned 51% or more of his or her annual income by taking, selling or marketing photographs, whether as an employee or a freelance photographer, during the last three (3) years (the “Contestant”). Employees and relatives of the Sponsors, their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotion agencies and professional photographers are not eligible. Void where prohibited. No purchase or entry fees required. Subject to all federal, state and local laws.
The Contest will commence on September 1, 2005 at 12:00pm Eastern Time (ET) and end on December 9, 2005 12pm ET (the “Contest Period.”) Each contestant may submit no more than ten images captured during the 2005 football season of activities surrounding youth football to www.usa.canon.com/nfl.
All entries must be submitted separately.
Winners will be contacted following the judging, which will take place on or about December 15, 2005. Winners will be listed on Canon USA’s website as well as the Hall of Fame’s website.
Photos that have been previously published or won a prize in any other contest are ineligible. Photos cannot include representations of any person unless he or she has executed a release acceptable to the Sponsors. Any photo with names, logos or other indicia that may be owned or controlled by a third party is ineligible (such third party indicia must be removed prior to submission). In addition, montages and composite images are ineligible. The photo must be from a single capture. If cruel or unethical practices are suspected, the photo will be disqualified.
Photos must have been taken with either a digital camera or scanned from a film slide, negative or print. Only digital submissions are allowed; do not submit actual prints or slides. File sizes must be at least 8” x 10”, 300dpi and saved to 1-5 MB. All files should be named in the following format and must not include spaces or unusual characters, such as apostrophes, quotes, etc.: filename.jpg. An example of an eligible filename is <rainbow01.jpg>. An example of an ineligible filename is <rainbow 01.jpg>. Image files that do not meet the requirements image dimensions or file naming will not be accepted. Entries sent via regular mail must follow the same criteria set forth in this section as for entries submitted via the Internet. Files sent via regular mail must be submitted on CD-ROM only – no compact flash cards, floppy discs, Zip discs or any other media will be accepted. All entries sent via regular mail should be packaged properly to avoid damage. A For mail submissions, the CD must be accompanied by a 3x5 card with the following information: name, address, daytime phone number, valid email address (if applicable), camera information, and image information (photo title, location photo was taken, photo caption and camera used). Contestants entering through the link at www.usa.canon.com/nfl must fill out the accompanying form completing all required fields.Incomplete, illegible or mutilated entries shall be disqualified.
No photos will be returned, and they may be destroyed at the Sponsors’ option.
The Sponsors are not responsible for any incorrect entry information, technical malfunctions, failures, omission, interruption, deletion or defect of any telephone network, computer online systems, computer equipment, server providers or software including any injury or damage to Contestant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from access to or alteration of entries, entries that are processed late or incorrectly or are incomplete due to computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, printing or human or other errors and any entries which are lost, late, incomplete, stolen, misplaced, misdirected, mutilated, illegible or postage due or any combination thereof. Proof of mailing, in person submission, or online submission is not considered proof of delivery or receipt.
A panel of independent, professional photographers shall judge eligible entries in two categories – action (Any image that capture football action during a play) and feature (Any imagery not including game action on the field. This includes images of the sidelines, fans and on the field image taken before or after a play). Images will be judged by the subject, composition, image quality in the opinion of the judges.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each of the two categories will be selected from among all eligible Entries. Of the two First Place winners, a Grand Prize winner will be selected.
Judging will take place on or about December 15, 2005. Winners will be contacted either in person or by overnight courier or phone within approximately seven (7) days from selection. Judges’ decisions on all matters relating to the Contest are final.
The judges will select Two (2) First Prize winners (one of which is also the Grand Prize winner), Two (2) Second Prize winners and Two (2) Third Prize winners. (In total, 6 winners and 6 prizes). If a prize is not claimed or a winner is disqualified, an alternate winner will not be selected.
Prizing: Grand Prize (1) includes,(i) a trip for four to the 2006 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Celebration (Saturday, August 5 through Tuesday, August 8, 2006), trip consists of round trip coach air transportation from the major commercial airport nearest winner's residence to Canton, OH, hotel accommodations for four nights, August 5th through August 8th, four tickets to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, four tickets to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Hoover Company Grand Parade, four tickets to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Pre-Enshrinement Brunch (Aug. 6), four tickets to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony (Aug. 7), four tickets to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Pre-Game Tailgate Party (Aug. 8), four tickets to the AFC-NFC Pro Football Hall of Fame Game (Aug. 9) (Hall of Fame dates are subject to change) and (ii) a trip for four (4) to Super Bowl XL on 2/5/06 in Detroit, MI, trip consists of round trip coach air transportation from the major commercial airport nearest winner's residence to Detroit, MI, 4 days/3 nights standard hotel accommodations (two (2) rooms, double occupancy), car rental, four (4) tickets to Super Bowl XL and winner’s photos featured at the NFL Experience (ARV $8,432.00). Winner and guests must travel on same itinerary.
First Prize (2) includes a Digital Rebel XT camera and PIXMA iP6220D Printer (ARV $1,150.00) and a $500 gift certificate to the Hall of Fame Museum Store.
Second Prize (2) includes a PowerShot SD550 camera and Selphy CP710 printer (ARV $650.00) and a $250 gift certificate to the Hall of Fame Museum Store.
Third Prize (2) includes a PowerShot A610 camera and Selphy CP510 printer (ARV $400.00) and a $100 gift certificate to the Hall of Fame Museum Store.
All prize winners and 4 honorable mentions in each of the 2 categories will receive a plaque of recognition from the Hall of Fame.
Winners may not transfer their prizes or request cash or other substitutions. However, the Sponsors may substitute a prize of equal or greater value at their discretion. Taxes, if any, shall be the responsibility of the individual winners.
Neither Sponsor nor any of its agents assumes any responsibility for damages, losses or injury resulting from acceptance or use of any prize.
Within 7 days of notification, each potential winner shall submit a signed affidavit of eligibility, release of liability and prize acceptance (the “Affidavit and Release”), and a release executed by each person who appears in the entry (if any), or be disqualified. In the Affidavit and Release, each winner shall give the Sponsors permission, whether directly or indirectly through third-party licensees, to utilize the entry and make derivative works of the entry, including the right to reproduce the same, in connection with the reproduction, distribution, public display, publication, republication, and modification of the entry, whether in whole or in part (including, without limitation, use in connection with any Sponsor promotional material, such as Sponsors’ web sites in a winners gallery and advertising in connection with future contests), with or without the winner’s name, photo, likeness and biographical information, subject to applicable law, and without the further consent of, or compensation to, the winner and/or any person who appears in the entry. The Affidavit and Release shall also certify the winner’s eligibility and the photo ownership, originality and non-infringement. Subject to the rights granted to Sponsors, each winner retains all copyrights in the photo. If the Sponsors are unable to contact a potential prize winner(s), if the potential winner(s) fail to complete and return all forms by the specified date or if the potential winner(s) fail to comply with any of the requirements, or if any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, an alternate winner(s) will not be selected. All contestants release the Sponsors and their respective agents, advertising and promotion agencies, affiliated companies, Contest partners and prize suppliers, and all of their respective affiliated companies, employees, officers, directors and shareholders, from and against all claims and damages arising in connection with each contestant's participation and/or entry in the Contest and/or their receipt or use of any prize awarded in this Contest. Any and all warranties and guarantees are subject to the respective manufacturer's terms and conditions. This Contest is governed by U.S. law and is subject to all federal, state and local laws. Void where prohibited by law.
Allow six to eight weeks after submitting the Affidavit and Release and other required materials, in compliance with these Rules, for delivery of prizes.
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