Photo Contest Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Terms: Van Dyke's Restoration Photo Contest begins 7/20/2013 and ends 8/20/2013, at midnight ET. By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that they are 18 years old or older.
Who may enter: This contest is open to anyone 18 years old or older. Employees and their immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings, children and each of their respective spouses) of Van Dyke's Restorers®, and other participating sponsors and each of their respective parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates dealers, distributors, manufacturers, and each of their advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the "Contest Entities") are not eligible to enter or win. (Each individual may win only one time; submissions from prior winners are ineligible and will be disregarded). This Contest is governed by U.S. law and is subject to all federal, state and local laws. Void where prohibited by law.
What to enter: A photo of any project that includes items purchased from Van Dyke's Restorers®. We do not accept digitally or otherwise enhanced or altered photos. Minor adjustments, including spotting, dodging and burning, sharpening, contrast and slight color adjustment or the digital equivalents, are acceptable. If our judges determine that a photographer has altered his or her photo, they reserve the right to remove the photo and disqualify it. Photo entered must be your own. For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must secure a model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian and provide it to Van Dyke's Restorers® upon request. A sample release is available upon request. Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright, are not eligible.
How to enter: Please submit photographs via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "My Restoration Photo Contest". Contestants should include; first and last name, phone number including area code, and email address. We do not accept photographs submitted through the mail. Contestants may submit as many photographs as they desire. High-quality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable. Digital photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible. Photographs must be in a .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format. Entries will be posted for the public to view on our Restoration Photo Contest page on the Van Dyke's Restorers® website.
Van Dyke's Restorers® reserves the right to disqualify contestants. By entering the contest, entrants grant Van Dyke's Restorers® a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed, for any educational, promotional, publicity, exhibition, archival, scholarly and all other standard Smithsonian purposes. Van Dyke's Restorers® will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.
Entry deadline: Users must submit their photo entries by 8/20/2013 at midnight ET.
Judging: Judging will be conducted by Van Dyke's Restorers®. Many photos will be published to the website for viewing.
Prizes: Three winners will be selected and prizes awarded for Best Before & After, Most Creative Use of Our Products, and Best Overall Restoration. All costs, taxes, fees, and expenses associated with any element of any prize not specifically addressed above are the sole responsibility of the respective winner. All federal, state and local taxes on prizes are the respective winner's responsibility. The specifics of all aforementioned elements of any prizes in the contest shall be solely determined by Van Dyke's Restorers®. Some restrictions may apply. Prizes cannot be transferred, substituted or redeemed for cash except at Van Dyke's Restorers®’ sole discretion. Van Dyke's Restorers® reserves the right to substitute a prize, or portions thereof, with a prize of equal or greater value. All prizes will be awarded.
Release of Liability: Van Dyke's Restorers®, its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporation, Contest Administrator, each of the Contest Entities, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, dealers, distributors, employees and agents of the Contests Entities, are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, human error, technical malfunctions, theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. By entering this Contest(s), all entrants, any winners, and their family members, guests, invitees, agents, and employees release and hold harmless Van Dyke's Restorers®, Contests Administrator and each of the Contests Entities, as well as the respective officers, directors, agents, employees and shareholders of the foregoing entities and all others associated with the development and execution of this Contests from and against any and all actions, claims, and/or liability with respect to or in any way arising from participation in this Contest(s) and/or acceptance or use of the prizes and any related travel and/or activities, including liability for personal injury, death, damages, or loss. Any and all warranties and/or guarantees on a prize (if any) are subject to the service provider's terms therefore, and winners agree to look solely to such service provider for any such warranty and/or guarantee.
Winners' List: After 8/20/2013 you may obtain the names of the prize winners by visiting the Van Dyke's Restorers® website.
Use of Winner’s Name, Likeness, etc. Except where prohibited by law, entry into the Contest constitutes permission to use winner's name, likeness, persona, hometown, and/or Prize information in all media now known or later devised throughout the universe in perpetuity for all purposes Van Dyke's Restorers® deems appropriate - including, without limitation, for promotional and publicity purposes - without further permission or compensation. As a condition of being awarded any Prize, except where prohibited by law, winner may (in Van Dyke's Restorers®' sole discretion) be required to execute a written consent, confirming Van Dyke's Restorers®' right to use such winner’s name, likeness, persona, hometown, and/or Prize information without further permission or compensation.