OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS, US MILITARY INSTALLATIONS IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES, ALL OTHER US TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS, OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES, AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

1.SPONSOR:  Photobucket Corporation, with offices located at 2399 Blake Street, Denver CO 80205. (“Sponsor”).  

2.ELIGIBILITY:  The Giver Selfies Contest (“Contest”) is offered only to legal United States residents in the United States who are at least 18 years of age or the age of majority in their state at the time of entry with Internet access and an account with a social media service as defined below (each an “Eligible Entrant” or “you”).  Any individual (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors and interns) who has, within the past six (6) months, held employment with or performed services for Sponsor or The Weinstein Company or any organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Contest are not eligible to enter or win  (collectively “Released Parties”) and their family members and persons living in the same households of such individuals are not eligible to participate in any Contest. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.  

3.CONTEST PERIOD:  The Contest shall start at 12:00 AM (all times Mountain Time) on July 4, 2014 and ends at 11:59pm on August 1, 2014 (the “Contest Period”).  All entries must be received during the Contest Period to be eligible to win a prize.

4.HOW TO ENTER CONTEST: The Contest is offered on the official Photobucket Blog www.blog.photobucket.com/giver-contest (the “Site”).  You can enter the Contest offered at the Site by going to the Site and following the instructions that appear on the official entry form for uploading an original photo of yourself reading the book “The Giver” and completing all requested information (an “Entry”) and then posting such Entry on social media (Facebook, Photobucket, Instagram, or Twitter) using the hashtag #TheGiver, at which point you will become an “Entrant” in that particular Contest.  No limit on number of Entries per person.  The photo must meet the following requirements: an original photo taken by you and owned by you of yourself holding the book “The Giver”. By submitting the Entry, Entrant represents and warrants that all individuals depicted in the photo have agreed that Entrant may submit such photo, and Sponsor may request same in writing at any time.

5.SUBMITTED MATERIALS:  All photographs, writings, statements, information or other materials submitted by you pursuant to this Contest are subject to the terms of service, privacy policy and other membership rules and policies set forth on Sponsor’s website at www.photobucket.com/terms, which all are hereby incorporated into these Official Rules by reference.  You acknowledge and agree that you have read and understand these terms and policies. Submissions must meet the following criteria: (a) They must not be derogatory, offensive, threatening, defamatory, disparaging, libelous or contain any content that is inappropriate, indecent, sexual, profane, tortuous, slanderous, discriminatory in any way, or that promotes hatred or harm against any group or person, or otherwise does not comply with the theme and spirit of the Contest; (b) They must not contain content, material or any element that is unlawful, or otherwise in violation of or contrary to all applicable federal, state, or local laws; (c) They must not contain any content, material or element that displays any third party advertising, slogan, logo, trademark or otherwise indicates a sponsorship or endorsement by a third party, commercial entity or that is not within the spirit of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion; (d) They must be original, unpublished works; (e) They cannot contain any content, element, or material that violates a third party’s publicity, privacy or intellectual property rights; (f) The Entrant does not include any disparaging remarks relating to the Sponsor or a third party; or (g) any materials that violate the terms and conditions of Sponsor’s site, [Twitter.com, Facebook.com, Photobucket.com, or Instagram.com].

6.WINNER SELECTION:Following the end of the Contest Period, an impartial panel of judges to be selected by Sponsor (the “Judging Panel”) will select the Prize winners based on the following criteria which shall be  given equal weight:  (i) artistic merit; (ii) representation/essence of the Contest theme “The Giver Color Splash” as well as the unique and novel approach to the Contest; and (iii) adherence to the these rules (the “Criteria”).  All decisions of the Judging Panel are final on all aspects of the Contest.  If your Entry is chosen, you will be deemed the potential “Grand Prize” winner, pending confirmation and/or verification of your eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. Entries generated by script, macro, bot, commercial contest subscription, vote-swapping sites, voting software, entering service sites or any other automated means and Entries that subvert the Contest process or do not conform to the spirit of these Official Rules are void.  Anyone found to be creating multiple accounts to enter the Contest will be ineligible.

7.PRIZE: Sponsor shall award one (1) Grand Prize (the “Grand Prize” or “Prize”) to the winner (“Prize Winner”) of the Contest.  The Prize Winner will receive a three (3) day/ two (2) night trip to New York, New York for two (2) people, at an approximate retail value (“ARV”) of Four Thousand Dollars ($4,000.00 USD).  The Prize includes the following: (a) round trip economy class airfare from the major United States airport nearest the Prize Winner’s residence to a New York City area airport for two (2) people; (b) one (1) double occupancy standard hotel room accommodation in New York (chosen by Sponsor) for two (2) nights; (c) two (2) tickets to the New York premiere of the motion picture The Giver at the Ziegfeld Theater on August 11, 2014.

Actual value of Prize may vary based on point of departure and airfare fluctuations.  Gratuity, tours, ground transportation, per diems, excursions, and services not specifically provided for herein are not included.  The Prize Winner is responsible for all costs and expenses not expressly provided for above, including but not limited to ground transportation, excess baggage, room upgrades, mini-bars, drinks, meals, incidentals, tips, telephone calls, souvenirs, other personal expenses and hotel charges incurred during the trip.  All travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor’s agent on a carrier of Sponsor’s choice, the trip must be booked a minimum of seven (7) days in advance, and reservations are subject to availability at the time of reservation.  Prize Winner and guest must depart from the same airport and travel on the same itinerary throughout the trip. Dates are subject to availability and certain black-out dates and other travel restrictions may apply.  Sponsor reserves the right to approve any travel dates and trip must be taken on or about August 10, 2015 or Prize will be forfeited.  It is the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner and guest to ensure that they have valid travel documents (e.g., valid photo ID) prior to travel, any necessary health or other insurance, and that they are fit to fly and have no medical conditions which could adversely affect them at any time during the use and enjoyment of the Prize.  The Prize Winner may be required to present a valid credit card upon check-in at hotels to cover incidentals that are not included in the Prize. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

Neither cash nor credit will be issued for any unused portion of this offer.  Any unused portion of the Prize is forfeited.  No substitution or transfer of the Prize (or portion thereof) or cash redemptions permitted by the Prize Winner.  Prize may not be re-sold.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute for any reason whatsoever a Prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion.  Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either expressed or implied by the Promotional Entities. There can be no changes made to travel arrangements once tickets are issued.   Promotional Entities take no responsibility for any variations in item values.  Promotional Entities will not be responsible for any passenger’s failure to comply with these requirements.  The Prize Winner is responsible for the reporting and payment of all taxes (if any) as well  as any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of prize not specified herein as being awarded.

8.ODDS OF WINNING:  The odds of winning the Contest will depend on the total number of Entries submitted.  Each Entry shall be equally weighted and have the same chance of winning.  Limit one (1) Prize per person, per household.

9.AWARD OF PRIZE: If you are selected as a potential Prize Winner of the Contest you will be notified by telephone, email, or social media. To claim the Prize, you must respond to the notification and provide information as requested by Sponsor.  Before awarding the Prize, Sponsor may require you to furnish proof of identification and other proof of eligibility under these Official Rules. You must execute and return all documents within ten (10) business days from the date it is sent to you or your Prize may (in Sponsor’s sole discretion) be forfeited.  If you are found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, decline to accept the Prize, Sponsor is unable to contact you, or in the event that the Prize or notification thereof is returned undeliverable, you will forfeit the Prize and Sponsor may award the prize to the Entry with the next highest score.  If you do not claim your Prize within twenty four (24) hours, it shall be null and void and have no value.  The right to receive a Prize is non-assignable, non-transferable and no prize substitution, exchange or cash equivalent will be allowed, except by Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value in case of unavailability of prize or force majeure. All prizes will be awarded.  Federal, state and local taxes, if any, are your sole responsibility.  The Prize is awarded AS IS and without any warranties of any kind.

10.LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:  Sponsor and the Released Parties are not responsible for illegible, lost, late, incomplete, misdirected, or undeliverable Entries or Prize notifications; or for any failures, delays, or misdeliveries of the postal system, computer, telephone, satellite, cable, network, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections, or availability, or garbled, corrupt or jumbled transmissions, service provider/Internet/web site/use net accessibility, availability, or traffic congestion, or any technical, typographical, or other error, or unauthorized human intervention, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of registration information, or the failure to capture, or loss of, any such information.  Sponsor and the Released Parties assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, or technical error. If, for any reason, an Entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or otherwise destroyed, corrupted or for any other reason not accepted as an Entry into a particular Contest, your sole remedy is to submit another Entry into the Contest.  If, for technical reasons, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.

11.BINDING NATURE, WAIVER, INDEMNIFICATION:  By entering the Contest, you agree: (a) to be bound by these Official Rules and by all applicable laws and decisions of Sponsor, which shall be binding and final; (b) to waive any rights to claim ambiguity with respect to these Official Rules; (c) to waive all of your rights to bring any claim, action, or proceeding against any of Sponsor or the Released Parties in connection with the Site or any Contest; and (d) to forever and irrevocably agree to release, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless each of Sponsor and the Released Parties from any and all claims, lawsuits, judgments, causes of action, proceedings, demands, fines, penalties, liability  costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable outside attorneys’ fees) that may arise in connection with: (i) the Site or the Contest, including but not limited to your participation or inability to participate in the Contest, (ii) typographical or printing errors in these Official Rules or any Contest materials, (iii) any change in any Prize (or any components thereof) due to unavailability, or due to reasons beyond Sponsor’s control, (iv) any interruptions in or postponement, cancellation, or modification of the Contest, (v) human error, (vi) incorrect or inaccurate transcription, receipt or transmission of any Entry, (vii) any technical malfunctions or unavailability of the Site or any telephone network, computer system, computer online system, computer timing and/or dating mechanism, computer equipment, software, or Internet service provider, or mail service utilized by Sponsor, any of the Released Parties or by you, (vii) interruption or inability to access the Site or any online service via the Internet due to hardware or software compatibility problems, (ix) any lost/delayed data transmissions, omissions, interruptions, defects, and/or any other errors or malfunctions, (x) any late, lost, stolen, mutilated, misdirected, illegible, delayed, garbled, corrupted, destroyed, incomplete, undeliverable or damaged Entries, (xi) any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of the Released Parties, (xii) lost, late, stolen, misdirected, damaged or destroyed Prizes (or any element thereof), or (xiii) the negligence or willful misconduct by you or your failure to follow the Official Rules.  The Contest and Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the state of Colorado.

12.PRIVACY; PUBLICITY RIGHTS:  By submitting an Entry, you agree to allow Sponsor the perpetual right to use, display and otherwise exploit your name, Entries, photos, text, social media names name, profile picture, location, and any other social media profile information (“Profile Information”) in connection with the Contest. You acknowledge and agree that others will be able to view your Profile Information on the Site.  By accepting a Prize, you agree to allow Sponsor and/or Sponsor’s designee the perpetual right to use your name, Profile Information, biographical information, photos and/or likeness, and statements for promotion, trade, commercial, advertising and publicity purposes, at any time or times, in all media now known or hereafter discovered including live television, worldwide, including but not limited to on the Internet, without notice, review or approval and without additional compensation except where prohibited by law in connection with the promotion, advertisement and publicity of the Contest and the motion picture The Giver. By entering, you may be contacted by Sponsor or with future promotional offers.  Information provided by you to participate in this Contest is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy at www.photobucket.com/terms.

13.GENERAL:  In the event of any conflict with any details contained in these Official Rules and details contained on the Site, the details set forth in these Official Rules shall prevail.  Sponsor reserves the right, to disqualify any individual found, in its sole opinion, to be tampering with the operation of the Site or any Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules.  CAUTION AND WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF ANY CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

14.WINNER LIST.  For a information on the Grand Prize Winner, write your name and address on a 3″x 5″ card and mail it in an envelope to: Winners List, 2399 Blake Street, Denver CO 80205.  Winner List requests will only be accepted after the Contest end date (listed on the applicable Contest Notification) and requests must be received no later than thirty days after such end date.

15.THIRD PARTIES.  This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.  You hereby release Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram of any liability associated with this Contest.  You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor, and not to Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

4 Comments

  1. Karina
    July 29, 2014

    Hello, I would like to verify what “the Giver Splash Color” theme exactly is, is it all in black in white? Also if more people can be included in the photo.

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  2. Karen Pecota
    July 16, 2014

    Wow! How exciting to enter a contest for a chance to participate in a real live movie premiere celebrating the literary work of Lois Lowry in The Giver–the 1994 Newbery Award winner in children’s literature. Wow!

    Reply

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