Photo and Video Contest Rules

Terms and Conditions

The official rules of PetPremium’s New Photo Sweepstakes.No purchase necessary.

ELIGIBILITY

PetPremium’s Photo Sweepstakes (“Photo Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the United States who are at least eighteen (18) years old. Employees of

PetPremium Inc., referred to herein as PetPremium, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of those employees, are not eligible to enter.

SPONSOR

The Photo Sweepstakes is sponsored by PetPremium Pet Insurance, 44 Wall St, Suite 505, New York, NY, 10005, USA (“Sponsor”). This Photo Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored by, endorsed by, administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

ENTRY PERIOD

Our Annual Photo Sweepstakes begins at 12:00am EST on January 1st, 2017 and ends at 12:00am EST on December 31st, 2017 (the “Entry Period”). Any entry during this period is entered for the annual Sweepstakes. Once a picture or video has won a annual Sweepstakes it will no longer be eligible to win any more Sweepstakes in the following years. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Photo Sweepstakes.

WHAT TO ENTER

For our 2016 Photo Sweepstakes, we’d like to see the funniest, cutest, and most memorable moments of your dog and/or cat. Capture those memorable moments and upload your pictures on our Sweepstakes page.

To ensure eligibility for the Sweepstakes all entries photos must be preferable horizontal orientation or square sized. Please only submit web resolution files at the time of entry.

Entries may originate in any format so long as they are submitted electronically in a .png, .jpg or .gif format. Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single “High Dynamic Range” image are acceptable.

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 PetPremium, Inc. upon request.

If you choose to include people in your submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide copies of those releases to PetPremium, Inc. upon request.

Please do not include the following:

  • Other photographed animals besides dogs and cats.
  • Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright.
  • Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content
  • Images that involve the willful harassment of domestic animals, or damage to the environment by the photographer
  • Images that involve putting any individual or animal in danger.

PetPremium shall determine entry eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion.

HOW TO ENTER

All images must be submitted though our photo submission website, including all required fields, including your pet’s name, and other information about your photo submission, such as your dog or cat´s breed, and a description of the photo.

You can select an image directly from your computer desktop for consideration in the Sweepstakes. Digital images that are sent via mail or email will not be accepted. You can login with your Facebook account or create a pet parent ID to submit your photo.

You may enter an unlimited number of times, but you may not use an agency or automated system to enter. 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.

JUDGING

Photos will be judged on the amount of Facebook Likes and Shares received either during the entry period. The photo with the highest amount of shares will be our winner.
The winner will be notified of their status within 10 days after the annual Sweepstakes entry period and will appear on petpremium.com.
All judging decisions are final. Please do not contact us about the status of entries or judging.
PetPremium 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 is a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian will be required to sign the documents on his/her behalf. If a potential winner fails to return these documents on time, an alternate potential winner may be selected in his/her place in a random drawing of all remaining entries received. Only one (1) winner will be contacted per year.

PRIZES

The Conservancy will award the following prizes.

One (1) Overall grand prize winner will receive: $100 gift check for pet food or pet supplies. Prizes will only be shipped to an address in the United States.

All winners are responsible for paying any income taxes, shipment and any and all other costs and expenses not listed above. 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, PetPremium 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.

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 Sweepstakes, you grant PetPremium a royalty-free, non-exclusive right during the Photo Sweepstakes to:

  • Display the photograph on the Photo Sweepstakes submission website (https://www.petpremium.com/blog/)
  • Display the photograph on PetPremium’s social media channels.
  • Allow third-parties to share the photograph on the following social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google+.

If your photograph is formally honored by the competition as a winner or an honorable mention, you grant PetPremium a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:

  • Use the photograph on the Internet and in Social Media in support of our mission.
  • Use the photograph in PetPremium´s internal and external communications materials including but not limited to web sites and web publications, fact sheets, fund raising publications, advertising, multimedia, presentation and membership services, and annual report.
  • Provide your photograph to other individuals and organizations for Pet Insurance-related use in news stories, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, web pages, videos, membership premiums, and the like.
  • Use, in connection with the Photo Sweepstakes, your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications.

PetPremium will endeavor to credit all photographs with the caption “Person’s Name” and “Pet’s name” when the name is available.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Photo Sweepstakes is impaired in any way, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Photo Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Photo Sweepstakes; 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 Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Photo Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors; (c) printing errors; (d) late or undelivered mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Photo Sweepstakes; 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.

NEWSLETTER/MAILING

When you enter, you will automatically be subscribed to our mailing list. This includes special event invitations, digital messages and monthly e-newsletters. You may cancel and unsubscribe at any time.

PRIVACY AND PUBLICITY

Any information you submit as part of the Photo Sweepstakes will be used in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. The information you provide when you enter is provided to Sponsor, not to Facebook. Except where prohibited, you consent to Sponsor’s use of your name in any list of winners (if applicable) and for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.

DISPUTES

You agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Photo Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes rules can be emailed, reach us here!