Digital Photo Contest Rules

The official rules of Forever Passion's Digital Photo Contest.

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED 

ELIGIBILITY

The Digital Photo Contest (“Photo Contest”) is open to all Forever Passion customers who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry. Trustees, Board Members, Employees, or partners of Forever Passion, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of employees, are not eligible to enter.

By submitting an entry to the Photo Contest, entrants certify that their participation in this Photo Contest is not illegal or in violation of any law, regulation, treaty or administrative act, and that the laws of their governing jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry do not prohibit or restrict the receipt of any Prize under this Photo Contest.

Forever Passion reserves the right to reject any entry if, in Forever Passion’s sole discretion, the laws of an applicable jurisdiction, including but not limited to the entrant’s jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry, would prohibit or limit Forever Passion from proceeding with the Contest as intended or the consideration or awarding of any Prize would impose additional administrative, tax, operational, or legal burdens on Forever Passion.

Furthermore, individuals residing in any “Excluded Jurisdiction” are ineligible to enter the Photo Contest. Excluded Jurisdiction means any country listed on the US Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Active Sanctions Programs list available at https://sanctionssearch.ofac.treas.gov/

SPONSOR

Forever Passion, 30-59 38th St, Suite Astoria, NY 11103 (“Sponsor”) sponsors The Photo Contest. This Photo Contest is in no way sponsored by, endorsed by, administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

ENTRY PERIOD

The Photo Contest begins at 12:00 am on October 23, 2017, and ends at 11:59 pm on November 5, 2017 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Photo Contest.

PRESELECTION PERIOD

A panel of judges (the “Panel”) selected by Forever Passion will go through all entries submitted during the Entry Period. The Panel will preselect entries from November 6, 2017, to November 12, 2017 (the “Preselection Period”) that will be posted on Forever Passion’s Facebook fan page.

 

VOTING PERIOD

The Public vote for People's Choice begins at 12:00 am on November 20, 2017, and ends at 11:59 pm on December 3, 2017 (the “Voting Period”). Votes submitted before or after the Voting Period will not be eligible. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Photo Contest.

WHAT TO ENTER 

All entries should clearly showcase the original, unaltered photo of the purchased Forever Passion product being worn by a real person.

To ensure eligibility for the contest, please submit files no larger than 20MB at the time of entry. Selected photos will be posted on Facebook for the People’s Choice Award. Forever Passion can elect to post the selected photos or ask the participants to do so after notifying them and giving them instructions. 

Entries may originate in any format — including, but not limited to digital files, digital prints, color transparencies, color prints, or black and white prints — so long as they are submitted electronically in a .JPEG .jpg, or.png form. Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single "High Dynamic Range" image are acceptable.

Entries should include metadata if at all possible. Caption information should include:

  • Location
  • City
  • State/Province
  • Country
  • Product/s in the photograph
  • Relationship (daughter, niece, granddaughter, etc.) to the person/s appearing in the photograph

Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you still maintain the right to grant us a license (see "Your Rights" below). You must be able to disclose when and where the photo appeared previously to Forever Passion upon request.

You are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted and must be able to provide copies of those releases to Forever Passion upon request.

The following submissions are ineligible:

  • Photos that violate or infringe upon another person's rights, including but not limited to copyright and photographs of persons without the necessary consent required by law in your jurisdiction. Forever Passion reserves the right to require entrants to submit evidence of the subject’s legal consent to be photographed for the submitted photograph, which may include a signed waiver from the subject. NOTE: Waiver requirements vary by jurisdiction, and the entrant is responsible for obtaining a legally enforceable waiver from any photographed subject.
  • Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content.
  • Images that involve the willful harassment of wildlife, or damage to the environment by the photographer.
  • Images that involve putting any individual or animal in danger.
  • Forever Passion shall determine entry eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion. 

Submissions may be watermarked if desired, but the watermark should be inconspicuous enough to not interfere with the judging of the photo. A watermarked photo might not be honored by the competition (at the judges’ sole discretion) if the photographer is unable or unavailable to provide a pristine, watermark-free version of the image when asked.

HOW TO ENTER

All images must be submitted through email at contest@foreverpassion.us, including all required fields, including name, email/s used to purchase from Forever Passion (https://www.foreverpassion.us) and other information about your photo submission.

Digital images that are sent via other means will not be accepted.

You may only enter one photo for every Forever Passion product purchased. If you purchased multiple products, you can either submit one photo showcasing all the products or one photo per product. Sponsor reserves the right to reject any additional entries or entries that do not comply with these Official Rules. By entering, you indicate your unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding. You cannot win a prize unless you comply with all requirements in these Official Rules.

Entrants may be asked to supplement their submission (such as with a paragraph about their photo or the highest resolution version of their photo) anytime on or after November 5, 2017. 

PRESELECTION CRITERIA AND VOTING

Only a selected few (final number to be determined by the Panel) will be posted on Forever Passion’s Facebook fan page. The Panel will make the preselection based on originality, overall impact, and artistic merit. All decisions are final. Please do not contact us about the status of entries or the preselection process.

The winning entries will be determined based on the most number of Facebook likes during the Voting Period.

There will be 3 winners (1 first prize, 1 runner-up, 1 second runner-up)

Forever Passion will notify the winner via the contact information provided at the time of entry. 

POTENTIAL WINNER REQUIREMENTS

Except where prohibited, a potential winner may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility, including proof of age, and liability/publicity release within 14 days. If a potential winner fails to return these documents on time, an alternate potential winner may be selected in his/her place.

PRIZES

Forever Passion will award the following prizes.

One (1) First prize winner will receive:

  • One (1) product from Forever Passion’s Baby Headbands collection.
  • One (1) product from Forever Passion’s Baby Hats collection.
  • One (1) product from Forever Passion’s Baby Clothes collection.
  • One (1) product from Forever Passion’s Baby Shoes collection.
  • $500 Forever Passion gift card

 

One (1) runner-up winner will receive: 

  • A $350 Forever Passion gift card

 

One (1) second runner-up winner will receive: 

  • A $250 Forever Passion gift card


To the maximum extent permissible by law, All winners are responsible for paying any taxes and any and all other costs and expenses not listed above, including but not limited to customs fees if applicable. Any prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. A prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded. A winner may not request cash or a substitute prize; however, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.

TIME ZONE

All dates and time mentioned in this document are Eastern Time (USA & Canada). 

QUESTIONS

Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to contest@foreverpassion.us

YOUR RIGHTS

You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit -- including ownership if applicable.

If you submit a photograph to enter the Photo Contest, you grant Forever Passion a royalty-free, non-exclusive right to:

  • Allow third-parties to share the photograph on social media.
  • Use the photograph on the Internet and in Social Media in support of Forever Passion’s business.
  • Use the photograph in Forever Passion’s internal and external communications materials including but not limited to websites and web publications, fact sheets, fundraising publications, advertising, multimedia, presentation and membership services.
  • Provide your photograph to other individuals and organizations for Forever Passion-related use in news stories, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, web pages, videos, membership premiums, and the like
  • Use, in connection with the Photo Contest, your name, city, state, and country of residence in promotions and other publications
  • Retain a digital copy of your photograph that will be archived in the Forever Passion photo library and accessible to Forever Passion staff via its internal online photo archive 

Forever Passion will endeavor to credit all photographs with the caption "Person's Name" when the full name is available.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Photo Contest is impaired in any way, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Photo Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Photo Contest; or (b) award the prize(s) from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and seek damages from any individual who tampers with the operation of the Photo Contest, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be the owner. The Photo Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

By entering, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Facebook, their respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Photo Contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Photo Contest; (b) technical errors; (c) printing errors; (d) late or undelivered mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Photo Contest; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property. You waive the right to claim any attorneys’ fees and any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

E-SUPPORTER

When you enter, you will automatically become an e-supporter of Forever Passion. This includes special event invitations, digital messages, text and a monthly e-newsletter. You may cancel and unsubscribe at any time.

DISPUTES

You agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Photo Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in New York. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Photo Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than New York.

QUESTIONS

Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to contest@foreverpassion.us