CONTESTANT ELIGIBILITY

The Contest is sponsored by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, Elevation Outdoors Magazine and Blue Mountain Brewery. Employees of these sponsors are not eligible.  No purchase or entry fees required.  Subject to all federal, state and local laws.

Pet photos must be non-commercial, personal photos please. The contest is for entertainment only and not to promote any company or organization. Photos may be removed without warning if they do not meet the standards of the contest.

ENTERING THE CONEST/ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR PHOTOS/WAIVERS AND RELEASES
The contest will commence on August 6, 2018 at 12am (midnight) EST and end on August 31, 2018 at 11:59pm EST. The Contestant may enter one pet photo per pet.  Any additional submissions above one pet photo per pet per contestant will be disqualified. Each qualifying photograph will adhere to the following categories. Photo must be original, unpublished, and not copyrighted. Photo must show at least one pet. Photo should depict the pet(s) in a manner consistent with the Summit Publishing brand and lifestyle. Photo must fit the size criteria listed at the point of entry. The contest must be entered by visiting http://www.adventurecritters.com and by completing the form by providing your name, title, email address, photo title and location. Images must be uploaded in JPG format and be no larger than 2 MB.

Entries must be solely the original work of the entrant. Copyright infringement is grounds for immediate disqualification. If the entry contains any material that the sponsors deem, in their sole discretion, to be morally objectionable, inappropriate or unfit for publication, such entry will be immediately disqualified.

Submission of information effectively grants permission for contestant to be added to the sponsors’ email opt-in contact list, from which any contestant may opt-out at any time. None of the sponsors will share or distribute the information.   By submitting images to the photo contest (prize winning or not) the contest agrees that Summit Publishing has the right to use, re-use, publish, re-publish, post on a website, transmit, modify and edit the Authorized Material, in whole or in part, severally or in conjunction with other materials, in any medium now or hereafter known, for commercial, promotional and educational purposes and for any other purpose whatsoever, including without limitation, publicity, marketing, advertising, fundraising and/or trade. In the event that an image is utilized, the contestant-owner of the image will be notified, and credit will be granted in the piece. In the event that a submitted images features discernible persons, the contestant must receive permission to use that person(s)’ likeness, and understand that the image may be used for advertising or distribution through the sponsors.

IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO GRANT SUMMIT PUBLISHING RIGHTS TO YOUR SUBMITTED IMAGE THEN WE MUST REQUEST YOU NOT ENTER THE CONTEST. SUBMISSIONS THAT DO NOT COMPLY WITH ANY OF THE ABOVE GUIDELINES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

VOTING
Contestants are encouraged to promote voting for your pet through email, blogging, social networking sites, etc. You can vote for each pet once every 24 hours. We encourage showing your support of your favorite pets by voting regularly. Votes made from computers on a shared Internet connection are counted as a single vote within each 24-hour period. (i.e one vote per office per 24 hours, all subsequent votes will not be counted. Fraudulent voting from the same IP address in a 24 hour period will be deleted by Blue Ridge Outdoors). To vote you must visit the pet photo contest web page and click on the heart. All photos entered in the photo contest regardless of number of votes can appear in the magazine, on our website, email newsletter or social media. Winners will be determined by a combination of the number of votes received and editor’s choice. Summit Publishing reserves the right to change these contest rules at any time.