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OFFICIAL PHOTIGY IMAGE CONTEST RULES

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.

This Contest is open only to those who register and who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. The Contest is open to international submissions, and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Photigy, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Contest. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Photigy as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Contest.

Entries will be accepted online starting at 12:01am PST February 3, 2020 and ending 11:59pm PST February 20, 2019. All online entries must be received by this date.

The Contest must be entered by submitting an entry using the online form provided as part of the contest that includes one themed product photography image that you create. Winning entrants will be required to sign a release and submit both a BTS (Behind-The-Scenes) image showing the lighting setup and a Raw (Before photo) file to claim a prize. The entry must fulfill all Contest requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Photigy. You may enter only once. You must provide the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Photigy.

The Winner(s) of the Contest (the “Winner”) will receive:

FIRST PLACE

IMPACT VENTURE TTL-600 Battery-Powered Monolight (US entry)- Sponsored by B&H

or

PHOTIGY UNLIMITED MEMBERSHIP (International entry)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

PHOTIGY UNLIMITED MEMBERSHIP (all entries)

SECOND PLACE

PHOTIGY PREMIUM COURSE (all entries)

HONORABLE MENTION

PHOTIGY T-SHIRT or COFFEE MUG(all entries)

​​Total prizes awarded valued at more than $1,800. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Photigy. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Photigy to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Winner will be selected by a panel of judges under the supervision of Photigy. Winners will be announced during the live critique and notified by email. Photigy shall have no liability for a Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If a Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within five days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required along with any other items such as BTS or Raw image files to validate his or her entry, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Contest is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY A WINNER (AT PHOTIGY‘S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN THAT WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS A WINNER OF THE CONTEST, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS A WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

By entering your product image and other content such as a BTS, and/or Raw image file (the “Content”), You understand and agree that Photigy, anyone acting on behalf of Photigy, and Photigy’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Contest, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes, without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. By entering this Content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Photigy. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Photigy from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Photigy may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

Photigy reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Photigy’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Contest. In such case, Photigy may select a Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Photigy. Photigy reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Photigy has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Contest, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Contest rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Photigy reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Photigy and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

THIS CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND CALIFORNIA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Contest, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in California having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Contest). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

The Winners’ names will be posted in Photigy’s social media channels and on its website.

The Sponsors of the Contest are:

Photigy
19695 Solana Drive
Saratoga, CA 95070 USA

B&H Photo
420 9th Ave
New York, NY 10001 USA

The Contest hosted by Photigy is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with YouTube, Facebook, Instagram or any other social media platform.

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