Rules

Contest Rules

Submitting your photo

To enter your pet into the Halifax Humane Society’s online photo contest, you must provide information about your pet, yourself, and upload your photograph. There is a $5 entry fee per picture. If your entry fee is not paid, your photo will not be visible in the contest, nor will it appear in the 2018 calendar.


All photos and votes must be submitted 11:59pm EST on Monday, July 31, 2017.


Eligible Pictures

  1. Photos submitted for the Photo Contest must be uploaded in full color, high quality (300 dpi minimum), or 2400 X 3000 pixels, in JPEG (JPG) format so they will produce high quality 8x10 images for the calendar and in landscape format. Please do not submit photos taken with the camera on your cell phone (the quality is not high enough for the printing process). Halifax Humane Society and 360 Photo reserve the right to edit or crop winning entries to ensure a proper fit for the printed calendar
  2. Photos may not contain people. If a winning photo features a person, the next winning entry will be chosen to replace it in the calendar.
  3. Photos must be taken by pet owners; no stock photography accepted. Professional photography acceptable with proof of digital ownership. By submitting your photo you certify that you own the copyright to the picture and that you agree to grant Halifax Humane Society nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual and irrevocable right and license to copy, reproduce, publish in any media, distribute and display all submitted photos, images, and text. All submitted photos are subject to review by Halifax Humane Society for inappropriate/offensive content. Incomplete and/or inaccurate entries and entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification. These entries will not be permitted and there will be no refunds.
  4. All submitted photos are subject to review by Halifax Humane Society for inappropriate/offensive content. Incomplete and/or inaccurate entries and entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification. These entries will not be permitted and there will be no refunds.
  5. Pictures of horses, turtles, birds and/or other pets are welcome to be submitted into the contest.


Voting

There is a minimum of 5 votes at the time of voting. Pets will receive one vote for every $1 donated.

Donations are tax deductible by law. Please save your credit card receipts for your tax records. Halifax Humane Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (tax ID 59-0530990). Acknowledgments will be sent for donations of $200 or more.

  1. The voting period will end Monday, July 31, 2017 at 11:59pm.
  2. The pictures with the most votes (donations) at the end of the contest period will win!
  3. ALL donations support our community's animals at Halifax Humane Society.


Winning

  • The photo entry receiving the most votes (donations) will be featured on the cover of the 2018 HHS calendar.
  • The next 10 highest voted photos will be pictured as monthly features in the 2018 calendar.
  • 2 additional photos will be crowned as "Judges Choice Winners" to round out the remaining calendar months.
  • All winners will receive a complimentary 2018 HHS Calendar as well as other prizes as noted on the "Prizes" page.

 
Warranties.

When you enter the Contest, you warrant that the photograph is original, that you are the sole owner and copyright holder of that photograph, and that you have not granted exclusive rights of that photograph to any other person or entity. You also warrant that the photograph does not invade the right of privacy of any individual; does not infringe any trademark, trade name, trade secret, intellectual property right, or other common law or statutory right; nor does it contain any material that otherwise violates any criminal prohibition or the personal or proprietary rights of any person or entity.


Grant of Rights in Connection with the Contest.

With regard to any image or content submitted, you agree to grant the Halifax Humane Society, its legal representatives, successors, and assigns, the nonexclusive right and permission to use, modify, adapt, reproduce, publish, and distribute the photograph, or any portion thereof, throughout the world, in any printed form and by any kind of mechanical or electronic or any other method or device of reproduction, publication, and distribution known or later developed, during the full term of the copyright, and without notification or payment, in connection with the Halifax Humane Society Photo Contest. HHS agrees that it will never sell the photograph or rights in the photograph to any individual or entity.


Grant of Rights for Additional Purposes.

By entering the contest, you also agree to grant to HHS, its legal representatives, successors, and assigns, the nonexclusive right and permission to use, modify, adapt, reproduce, publish, and distribute the photograph, or any portion thereof, throughout the world, in any printed form and by any kind of mechanical or electronic or any other method or device of reproduction, publication, and distribution known or later developed, during the full term of the copyright, and without notification or payment. HHS also agrees that it will never sell the photograph or rights in the photograph to any individual or entity.


Liability 

Releases are not responsible for printing, typographical, human or other errors of any kind in any Contest-related materials or for stolen, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, or illegible entries. If, for any reason, the Contests are not capable of running as planned, or infection by computer viruses, bugs, or tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, actions of entrants, technical failures, or any other causes corrupt or infect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contests, HHS reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any entry or entrant and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contests and at its sole discretion award a prize from among all eligible non-suspect entries validly received prior to the action requiring such modification. By entering, all Contestants agree that the Contests are governed by laws of the State of Virginia for the resolution of all claims and disputes (excluding any claims against or disputes involving parties other than HHS relating to any prize awarded in the Contests).


Questions?

If you have any other questions about the Contest, please contact Michelle Hebb at 386-274-4703 x318 or mhebb@halifaxhumanesociety.org. Thank you for participating and supporting our community's animals at Halifax Humane Society.




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