Porcupine Mountains Convention & Visitors BureauFeel the Rush Photo ContestOfficial Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older as of date of entry. Void wherever prohibited by law. Employees of the Porcupine Mountains Convention & Visitors Bureau, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and sweepstakes agencies, and the immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the Porcupine Mountains Convention & Visitors Bureau.
This sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information solely to the Porcupine Mountains Convention & Visitors Bureau and its destination partners and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to select winners for this sweepstakes and in the delivery of future promotional communications from the Porcupine Mountains Convention & Visitors Bureau. You may opt out of this communication at any time.
CONTEST PERIOD: The Contest begins on April 3, 2017, @ 12:00 PM (CT) and ends on July 31, 2017, @ 12:00PM (CT).
HOW TO ENTER: HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Contest, complete an online entry form. “Liking” Porcupine Mountains, MI on Facebook (Step 1) is NOT an official contest requirement. If you do not have a Facebook account, enter the Contest by proceeding and completing Step 2 on the form.
You may enter the contest as many times as you want. No mechanically reproduced entries of any kind permitted. Incomplete entries are void. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected entries or entries not received. In the event of a dispute over who submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account identified on the online entry form, or by the authorized account holder of the Facebook account.
JUDGING PANEL: Five finalists will be selected by a panel of judges from among all eligible entries received. Sponsor's decisions are final on all matters. Images will be judged on the following criteria:
- 50% - Creativity
- 50% - Image quality
PRIZES AND JUDGING SCHEDULE: Finalists will be announced on or before July 10, 2017. The grand-prize winner will be announced on or before August 15, 2017. Winners will be notified by e-mail only and have five business days to respond. If there is no response, an alternate potential prize winner will be selected and notified.
One finalist (the entry with the most fan votes) will be chosen as the grand prize winner. The grand prize winner will receive:
- $200 toward a 2-night or longer stay at the Porcupine Mountains lodging property of your choice (Approximate Retail Value (ARV): $200)
- A Michigan DNR recreation passport (ARV: $31)
- A copy of Waterfalls of Michigan (ARV: $25)
- A $100 prepaid credit card (ARV: $100)
Approximate retail value of all prizes: $356
No prize transfer, assignment, or substitution by winners is permitted. If a prize is unavailable, the sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to substitute the original prize (or that part of the prize) with an alternative prize to the equal monetary value and or/specification, unless to do so would be prohibited by law.
IMAGE ELIGIBILITY: Image files must be submitted in digital format. Only online entries submitted through the website will be eligible. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this contest. Scanned image files are acceptable.
Photographs must display an image taken in Ontonagon County or the surrounding area. Photographs are eligible regardless of when they were taken (a photograph taken in 2008 is eligible to win, for instance). All submissions, including editing, must be a single work of original material created by the contestant. By entering the Contest, the contestant acknowledges that the submitted content is an original work created solely by the contestant, 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 contain, as determined solely by the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.
JUDGING CRITERIA: All accepted photographs will be evaluated by a panel of judges designated by Sponsor based on the judging criteria below. In the event of a tie, the tied entries will be re-submitted to the judges for a re-judging between the tied entries alone. In the event that a tie remains after re-judging, the entry with the highest score in the creativity criteria will be declared the winner. Finalists and winners will be notified by e-mail by the dates described above. Decisions of the judges are final and binding. Judging criteria:
- Creativity (50%)
- Photographic quality (50%)
The grand-prize winner will be determined by the finalist that receives the most fan votes.
VOTING PERIOD: Voting will be conducted online, through the Facebook application and the Contest website. The Voting Period starts on July 10, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. CT and ends on July 31, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. CT. Any attempt to vote more than the number of times authorized, using multiple names or e-mail addresses and/or any other fraudulent mechanism(s) including robotic, automatic, programmed or similar methods will give the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, the right to disqualify the Entrant's Submission.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older as of date of entry. Void wherever prohibited by law. Employees of the Porcupine Mountains Convention & Visitors Bureau, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and Contest agencies, and the immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor.
This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information solely to Sponsor and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to select winners for this Contest and in the delivery of future promotional and travel-related communications from Sponsor or its partners. You may opt out of that communication at any time.
Sponsor, its employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and Contest agencies are not liable for any losses, injuries, or damages of any kind resulting from acceptance of and/or participation in Contest. Acceptance of any prize constitutes permission for Sponsor to use winner's name, voice, statements, image and likeness for purposes of advertising and trade, in any medium, without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offering or the announcement of any prize or in the administration of the Contest, whether caused by computer, technical, or human error. Winner assumes all liability and agrees to release and hold Sponsor harmless for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Contest or use or redemption of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, incomplete, illegible, faulty, or incorrect transmissions, incorrect announcements of any kind, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, any damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the online portion of the Contest, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission that may limit a user's ability to participate in the Contest whether caused by computer, technical or human error. All terms of Contest shall be construed according to, and any disputes shall be subject to, the laws of the State of Michigan. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest for any reason, including but not limited to, if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Contest; or if a computer virus, bug, wireless failure, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the Contest as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify, freeze or prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation or with any provision in these Official Rules.
OFFICIAL RULES OR WINNERS LIST ACCESS: For your own copy of the Official Rules or the Winners List, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Porcupine Mountains CVB Feel the Rush Photo Contest, P.O. Box 1, Ontonagon, MI 49953, by July 31, 2017.
© Porcupine Mountains Ontonagon Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. All Rights Reserved.