The Alberta SPCA proudly presents the annual Animal Lovers Photo Contest. Imagine seeing your animal photo in the 2013 Alberta SPCA calendar!
Send in your original images of domestic animals for a chance to have your photo published! Live on a farm? In addition to dogs and cats we really want to see lots of pictures of horses, cows, pigs, sheep and every other kind of animal found on a farm.
The Animal Lovers Photo Contest invites all levels of photographers—from amateur to professional—to participate. Contestants will have the chance to see their image(s) published in our next calendar and on our websites.
No photos necessary—you can also win a great prize just for sharing the contest on social media networks!
Whether you submit a photo or join in the voting, your participation in this contest helps the Alberta SPCA raise awareness about animal welfare. Please keep voting, sharing photos, “liking” our Facebook page and telling your friends about the photo contest and the work of the Alberta SPCA. The more people who get involved, the more we can do to improve animal welfare in Alberta.
The best photos will be selected to appear in the 2013 Alberta SPCA calendar. A Panasonic HD waterproof camcorder and a Kindle Touch are also up for grabs for the photo that receives the most votes and for the person who earns the most social points. Even if you don't enter a photo in the contest, you can still be a winner. We will contact the prize winners once the photos have been selected and the voting has been totalled and verified. The list of winners will be posted on the website.
Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Alberta SPCA)
10806 – 124 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
The 2012 Animal Lovers Photo Contest (the “Contest”) begins April 13, 2012, and ends June 25, 2012. Information about prizes and how to enter form part of the rules of the Contest (the “Official Rules”). By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules.
This is a judging-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of winners.
This contest is open to all animal lovers.
The Contest is free to enter. To enter, visit animalcalendar.ca and complete an entry form with the required information, including your name, address, telephone number and email address. You can also choose to submit your photo in accordance with the instructions that follow.
Each photo entry consists of an entry form, a single image and an upload.
There is a limit of three (3) photo entries per person. Each entry must comply with the following requirements (the “Photograph Requirements”):
If the photograph contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the photograph, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph in the manner set forth in these Official Rules without additional compensation. If any person appearing in any photograph is under the age of majority in their state/province/territory of residence, the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release.
Upon the Sponsor's request, each entrant must be prepared to provide, within seven (7) calendar days of receipt of the Sponsor’s request, a signed release from all persons who appear in the photograph submitted, and/or from the owner of any material that appears in the photograph entry, authorizing the Sponsor and its licensees (“Authorized Parties”) to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entry in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known. All releases must be in the form provided by the Sponsor. Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification at any time during the Contest and selection of an alternate winner. For the purposes of these Official Rules, the entrant will be deemed to be in receipt of the Sponsor’s request or notification, (a) in the event that the Sponsor sends the request by postal mail, five business days after the request was sent by Sponsor, or (b) in the event that Sponsor sends the request by email, on the day that the email was sent by the Sponsor.
Potential winners may be required to sign and return within ten (10) days following an attempted notification, an Affidavit, Declaration or Certificate of Eligibility, Liability Release, and, where legally permissible, a Publicity Release and Warranty of Ownership and License in which the entrant warrants that he/she is the owner of the photograph (and all the intellectual property rights in the photograph submitted) and grants to the Sponsor and its licensees the irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entry (along with a name credit) in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest without additional compensation. Failure to execute and deliver any required documents to the Sponsor by the specified deadline may result in disqualification from the Contest and selection of an alternate potential winner.
No prize transfer, assignment, or substitution by winners permitted.
If a prize (or part of a prize) is unavailable, the Sponsor, in its discretion, reserves the right to substitute the original prize (or that part of the prize) with an alternate prize to the equal monetary value and/or specification, unless to do so would be prohibited by law. NONCOMPLIANCE OR RETURN OF PRIZE NOTIFICATION AS UNDELIVERABLE, WHETHER BY REGULAR MAIL OR BY EMAIL, MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION AND SELECTION OF AN ALTERNATE POTENTIAL WINNER.
By entering the Contest, all entrants grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to the Authorized Parties to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit) in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known, including, but not limited to,display at a potential exhibition of winners, publication of a book featuring select entries in the Contest, publication in the 2013Alberta SPCA calendar or online, highlighting entries or winners of the Contest. Entrants consent to the Sponsor doing or omitting to do any act that would otherwise infringe the entrant’s “moral rights” in their entries. Display or publication of any entry on an Authorized Party’s website does not indicate the entrant will be selected as a winner. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use. Additionally, by entering, each entrant grants to the Authorized Parties the unrestricted right to use all statements made in connection with the Contest, and pictures or likenesses of Contest entrants, or choose not to do so, at their sole discretion. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.
By entering the Contest, all entrants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless the Alberta SPCA and its partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this Contest or any Contest-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder.
The Alberta SPCA assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Contest entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. The Alberta SPCA is not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrants' or any other persons' computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading or downloading of any materials related to in this Contest.
By entering, entrants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) that the decisions of the Contest judges are final and binding with respect to all matters relating to the Contest; and (c) if the entrant wins, that the Sponsor may use the winning photographs and each winner's name, photograph, likeness, and/or voice in any publicity or advertising relating to the Contest or future promotions without compensation or approval (except where prohibited by law). All federal, state/provincial/territorial, and local taxes, fees and surcharges and taxes (whether foreign or domestic, and including income, sales, and import taxes) on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. In the event that the selected winner(s) of any prize is/are ineligible, cannot be traced or does/do not respond within ten (10) days to a winner notification, as required by the “Contest Prizes”rules above, or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant.
The Sponsor reserves the right to verify the validity and originality of any entry and/or entrant (including an entrant’s identity and address) and to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Official Rules or who tampers with the entry process. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. If the Sponsor elects to cancel or terminate the Contest, the Sponsor will not retain any rights in the submitted photographs.
Entrants are responsible for complying with the Official Rules.
Winners’ names will be available online at animalcalendar.ca.
DATA PRIVACY Entrants agree that personal data, especially name and address, may be processed, shared and otherwise used for the purposes and within the context of the Contest and any other purposes outlined in these Official Rules. The data may also be used by the Sponsor in order to verify the participant’s identity, postal address, and telephone number or to otherwise verify the participant's eligibility to participate in the Contest.
REMOVAL FROM MAILING LIST: Any individual (or other duly authorized person) may elect to exclude the name and address of that individual from all lists used by the Sponsor to mail any fundraising related materials.
To elect to have an individual’s name excluded from all such lists, submit a removal request in writing to: Alberta SPCA, 10806 – 124 St. NW, Edmonton,AB T5M 0H3. Attn: Donor Relations