Void outside the 50 United States, District of Columbia and where prohibited. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least 21 years of age and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States, or the District of Columbia, at the time of entry. By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this contest.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
CONTEST PERIOD: The Garden Photo Contest entry period begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“E.T.”) on April 9, 2012 and ends at 11:59 p.m., E.T. on June 15, 2012 (“Contest Period”).
SPONSOR: Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa (“Sponsor”).
HOW TO ENTER: During the Contest Period, email one (1) photo of how you creatively grow food in your backyard or terrace and a description and short write-up about the garden to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• must be .jpeg or .bmp image formats and cannot exceed 3 MB.
• must be taken by entrant, non-professional, unpublished and may not have won any prize or award.
• must not contain material that violates or infringes the rights of another, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement.
• must not contain brand names or trademarks.
Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, disqualify, modify, edit, and revise any entries, photos, or related materials that are obscene, defamatory, profane, offensive, lewd, pornographic, false, misleading, deceptive, or otherwise inconsistent with its editorial standards, audience expectations, or reputational interests or that Sponsor believes may violate any applicable law or regulation or the rights of any third party. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to verify any element of any entry or related materials and to disqualify any entrant whose participation may subject the challenge, Sponsor, or Sponsor's advertisers, clients, or customers to controversy, negative publicity, scorn, or ridicule.
All entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. E.T. on June 15, 2012 to be eligible. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.
LIMIT: One (1) entry per person and per email address. Entries received from any person or email address in excess of the stated limitation will be void. You may only use one email address to enter this Contest.
ELIGIBILITY: This Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, 21 years of age or older. Employees of Sponsor, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Contest and/or their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members or household members. “Immediate family members” shall mean spouses, parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, and their respective spouses. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.
On or about June 22, 2012, a qualified panel of judges will judge the eligible entries received based on: image quality (30%), creativity of garden solution (50%), description and short write-up (20%). The one (1) entry receiving the highest score will be deemed grand prize winner and four (4) entries receiving the next highest scores will be deemed first prize winners. In the event of a tie, the entry among the tied entries having the highest score in the criterion of creativity of garden solution will move on to the Finalist round. Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than four (4) first prize winners if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries. Decisions of judges are final and binding in all respects.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be notified via email, phone and/or mail and may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Ownership, IRS W9 form, License of Pre-Existing Work and Release of Liability/Publicity within ten (10) days of date of notification or an alternate winner may be selected. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact any potential winner or any potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner selected.
GRAND PRIZE (1): A $500 gift certificate to Gardener’s Supply Company (gardeners.com); a Garden Minder app from Gardener’s Supply, approximate retail value (“ARV”) $9.99; a copy of EatingWell in Season: The Farmers’ Market Cookbook, ARV $24.95; a copy of The Essential Urban Farmer, ARV $25; total ARV of Grand Prize Package: $559.94. Gift certificate is subject to certain terms and conditions specified by issuer.
FIRST PRIZES (4): A Garden Minder app from Gardener’s Supply, RV $9.99; one (1) copy of EatingWell in Season: The Farmers’ Market Cookbook, RV $24.95; a copy of The Essential Urban Farmer, RV $25; total ARV $59.94.
Total ARV of all prizes awarded: $799.70
Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee express or implied by Sponsor.
Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prizes (or portions thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Winners are responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Released Parties (as defined below) disclaim all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any third-party product or service accepted by the winners. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules
ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Contest, participant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at a AAA regional office in New York, NY; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages including attorney’s fees or any other damages, other than for participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Contest), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
RELEASES: By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to release Sponsor, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Contest and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Contest and/or acceptance or use of any prize.
By submitting entry materials, entrants certify that such materials are original and created by entrant, that entrants have the necessary rights, permission and authority to submit such materials, and, if applicable, that entrants maintain a valid copyright in the materials.
By submitting entry materials, entrants acknowledge that they understand and agree that the Released Parties’ use of material containing features and elements similar to or identical with those contained in entrants’ entry materials does not entitle entrants to any compensation. By entering, entrants waive any right of action against the Released Parties in connection with the Released Parties’ use of any material (or any part thereof), whether or not the material contains features or elements similar or identical to those contained in entrants’ entry materials.
MISCELLANEOUS: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, undelivered, garbled or misdirected entries or registrations; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes, or in any Contest-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the website. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this Contest if the Contest is compromised by virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, or any other causes which, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, proper play or integrity of the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it believes has tampered with the entry process. In the event of cancellation or termination, Sponsor reserves the right to select the winners using the judging and voting processes from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to date of cancellation or termination. In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account associated with the entry and he/she must comply with these Official Rules. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES (AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission to use each entrant's name, hometown (city and state), voice, biographical information, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this Contest in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the Contest, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner’s list, if applicable. Contest is subject to all applicable U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations.
WINNERS’ NAMES: For winners’ names, available after June 30, 2012, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Winners’ List/EatingWell Garden Photo Contest;1716 Locust St. LN-102, Des Moines, IA 50309.