Red Bull #InspiredbyIllume Photography Contest official rules.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ENTRANTS MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AND THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR JURISDICTION OF RESIDENCE. MUST HAVE A PUBLIC INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT AND A TWITTER ACCOUNT TO PARTICIPATE. VOID IN QUEBEC, CANADA AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
USE CAUTION AND COMMON SENSE WHEN PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST. RESPECT AND ENSURE THE SAFETY OF YOURSELF AND OTHERS. EXCEPT FOR THE MARKS OF THE SPONSOR (ADDRESSED BELOW), ENTRY MUST NOT CONTAIN ANY THIRD-PARTY TRADEMARKS, LOGOS, TRADE DRESS OR PROMOTION OF ANY BRAND, PRODUCT, OR SERVICE.
The Red Bull #InspiredByIllume Photography Contest (“Contest”) call for entry period begins on October 18, 2013 at 12:00:01 p.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on October 25, 2013 at 11:59:59 a.m. PT (“Promotion Period”). The time will be determined by Sponsor’s timekeeping systems, and Sponsor may also rely on the time processing functions of Instagram and/or Twitter, as relevant. Sponsor has the sole discretion in determining the timeliness of any action or inaction related to this Contest. All times mentioned in these Official Rules are Pacific Time unless expressly noted otherwise.
The Contest is open to individuals who are at least 18 years old and the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence. Void in Quebec, Canada and where prohibited. Employees of Red Bull North America, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, public relations agencies, prize suppliers, including any vendors providing services in connection with this Contest (collectively, the “Sponsor Affiliates”), and employees, agents, directors, officers (including members of their immediate family – i.e., spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren – or those living in the same household) of Sponsor or any Sponsor Affiliates are not eligible to participate. Individuals who had a photo selected for the top 50 in the Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2013 contest are not eligible to participate. Contest is subject to all applicable country/federal, state, provincial, and local laws. To participate, entrants must have a Twitter® account and an Instagram® account that is open to the public (an account where anyone can subscribe to follow your photos). You are not eligible to participate if your Instagram account is set to the special private option (where a user must approve all follow requests).
If you are not a registered user of Twitter or Instagram, you can go to www.twitter.com to sign up for Twitter, and you can download one of Instagram’s iOS or Android apps to sign up for Instagram. There is no fee or charge to become a registered user of either of these services.
During the Promotion Period, (i) follow @RedBull on Instagram and on Twitter, (ii) take a picture of “action and adventure sports” (the “Theme”), and (iii) upload the image to Instagram and include at least “@RedBull” and the hashtag “#InspiredByIllume” in the caption for the uploaded image. Sponsor is not collecting any information that would qualify as personal data during the entry process.
Each submitted entry must meet all of the Required Representations and Warranties set forth below. Failure to complete any step outlined in, or to follow any of, the Official Rules will result in disqualification of the attempted entry. Limit one (1) entry per person and per Instagram account. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected entries or entries not received regardless of cause. In the event of a dispute over who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed to have been directly submitted by the authorized account holder of the primary e-mail address associated with the Instagram account used to submit the disputed entry. The authorized account holder is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address associated with the Instagram account by the relevant entity responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the relevant domain.
In the planning, creation, and distribution of your entry (including, without limitation, the submitted image), you warrant and represent that you will abide by all laws, regulations, and ordinances and that you will not harm, attempt to harm, or threaten to harm any person (including yourself) or property. You further warrant and represent that you will take the highest level of care in planning, creating, and distributing your entry (including, without limitation, the submitted image).
REQUIRED REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES:
To be eligible, all entries (including, without limitation, the submitted image and its caption) must comply with the following criteria (collectively, the “Required Representations and Warranties”):
(i) Your entry and image must be your own original work, created and shot by and/or featuring you; must not have been previously published, released or distributed in any form; must not have been entered into any other drawing or competition nor won any award. Modification of an existing image does not count as original for purposes of this Contest. The entry and image must not contain any material that would violate or infringe upon the rights of any person or entity, including without limitation copyrights, trademarks or rights of privacy or publicity, or that is defamatory, threatening, indecent, obscene or offensive, or that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to any applicable laws or regulations, or which requires a license from any third party.
(ii) You represent that you have the express consent of any identifiable persons appearing in the entry or image to their likeness being used in the ways set out in these Official Rules, including Sponsor’s right to use the entry and image for any future commercial purpose without restrictions. Upon request, you will obtain written consent of any such persons for Sponsor. If any person appearing in the entry or image is under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, the written consent and signature of a parent or legal guardian is required. The entry and image must not contain any personally identifiable information of any person.
(iii) Except for the marks of the Sponsor (addressed below), the entry and image must not contain or reference any names, products or services of any company or entity or any third party trademarks, logos, trade dress or promotion of any brand, product, or service. Sponsor grants you the limited permission to display its marks and products in your entry and image solely for purposes of entering this Contest and subject to these Official Rules.
(iv) The entry and image must be appropriate for public viewing. Without limiting the foregoing, the entry and image must not be lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, violate any laws or otherwise contain content which Sponsor in its sole discretion decides is inappropriate or objectionable. Your entry must also not disparage or cast a negative light on any person, entity, or brand, product, or service.
(v) The entry and image must comply with all of Instagram’s requirements and terms (http://instagram.com/legal/terms/) regarding the use of their services.
Entries (including, without limitation, the submitted images and their captions) that do not comply with the above requirements may not be eligible and, if submitted, may be removed at any time in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry that it believes violates or potentially violates any of the foregoing requirements or otherwise fails to comply with any provision of these Official Rules. Entrants agree to reimburse Sponsor and Sponsor Affiliates in full in respect of any losses, damages, and expenses, including reasonable attorney fees that they may sustain from the breach of a representation or warranty made by the entrant or the use of any rights granted by the entrant to Sponsor hereunder. By entering, entrant warrants that the submitted entry and image comply with the entry requirements set out above including those at (i)-(v) above. By entering, entrant grants to Sponsor a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sub-licensable, freely assignable license to reproduce that entry and image and to otherwise use, exploit, copy, modify, adapt, edit, publish and display the entry and/or image in any form, manner, venue, media or technology now known or later developed for any and all purposes, including, without limitation, for purposes of trade, advertising, and promotion as Sponsor and its licensees or assignees determine, without further compensation, notification, or permission. Further, by entering, the entrant hereby waives any moral rights the entrant may have in the entry and/or image in favor of the Sponsor.
By submitting an entry and/or image also grants to Sponsor the worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully sub-licensable, and freely transferable right, but not the obligation, to use any and all names, identities, titles, likenesses, distinctive appearances, physical likenesses, images, portraits, pictures, photographs (whether still or moving), screen personas, voices, vocal styles, statements, gestures, mannerisms, personalities, performance characteristics, biographical data, signatures, and any other indicia or imitations of identity or likeness listed, provided, referenced, or otherwise contained in the entry and/or image (all attributes, collectively, per person, a “Persona”) for purposes of advertising and trade, in any format, medium, or technology now known or later developed without further notice, approval, or compensation, unless prohibited by law.
The sole consideration for this comprehensive assignment and grant of rights shall be to get the chance to win a prize in the Contest.
Sponsor is further irrevocably entitled to assign the rights entirely or in part to any third parties and to grant any sublicenses respectively rights of exploitation and/or exploitation permissions or to exercise the rights in its own name or through third parties.
Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant in its sole discretion. If any process fails to operate properly or appears to be tampered with or tainted with errors, fraud or unfair practices, Sponsor reserves the right to use another means to determine the winner(s), i.e. ask the Finalist Judge to determine qualifying entries. All entries are subject to verification.
After the Promotion Period, a qualified representative selected by Sponsor (the “Finalist Judge”) will review the eligible entries. The Finalist Judge will judge each eligible entry based on the following criteria: (a) creativity/originality; (b) visual impact/”wow factor”; (c) energy, and (d) appropriateness for the Theme (the “Criteria”). The Finalist Judge will determine fifty (50) finalists (the “Finalists”). The odds of being selected as a Finalist will depend on the number of eligible entries received and the calibre of eligible entries received based on the Criteria.
After the Finalists have been chosen, Lorenz Holder, the winner of Red Bull’s Illume Image Quest 2013 Contest, will review the Finalists. Lorenz Holder will judge each Finalist based on the Criteria. Lorenz Holder will determine one (1) Grand Prize Winner and five (5) Finalist Prize Winners. The odds of being selected as the Grand Prize Winner from among the Finalists will depend on the calibre of the Finalists’ entries based on the Criteria, but are approximately 1 in 50. The odds of being selected as a Finalist Prize Winner from among the Finalists will depend on the calibre of the Finalists’ entries based on the Criteria, but are approximately are 1 in 10.
To be clear, the Finalist Judge and Lorenz Holder may judge multiple entries that submit similar images; in such cases, the Finalist Judge and/or Lorenz Holder may consider the timing of such entries in making their decisions but will not be bound to designate as a potential winner or finalist the first submission of such similar photos.
The selected winners are subject to verification of eligibility.
PRIZES: The following prizes will be awarded as indicated below:
Grand Prize Winner: The one (1) potential Grand Prize Winner will, upon verification, receive:
His or her winning image will be featured as @RedBull’s 1000th Instagram post and he or she will receive credit as the photographer. Sponsor will not be liable for any failure to post the Grand Prize Winner’s image as the 1000th Instagram post on @RedBull.
One Leica D-LUX 6 Digital Camera. Color and
One copy of the Red Bull Illume 2013 Top 50 Finalists paperback book.
The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $833.
Finalist Prize Winner: Each of the five (5) potential Finalist Prize Winners will, upon verification, receive one copy of the Red Bull Illume 2013 Top 50 Finalists paperback book.
The approximate retail value of each Finalist Prize is $34.
The approximate retail value of all prizes to be awarded in this Contest is $1,003.
Any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specifically provided herein are the responsibility of the winning entrant. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply.
Prizes are awarded "AS IS." Neither Sponsor nor Sponsor Affiliates make or offer any warranty or guarantee, either express or implied (including, without limitation, quality, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose) in connection with this Contest or any prize. No issuer of any offered prize is sponsoring the Contest. Prize details and availability are subject to change, in which case a prize of equal value may be substituted at Sponsor's sole discretion. Prizes consist only of the items listed, are non-transferable, with no cash redemption or substitution except at Sponsor's sole discretion. Federal/country, province, state, or local taxes on prizes, if any, and any other costs, fees or expenses not listed above are the sole responsibility of each winner.
On or around the day following the close of the Promotion Period, Sponsor will notify the potential winners. The potential prize winners will be required to provide a Twitter account for communication. If a potential winner does not respond within twenty-four (24) hours after the first attempted contact from Sponsor (whether requesting a Twitter account or any other communication), he or she will be disqualified and the prize awarded to an alternate winner as determined by the Finalist Judge. The potential prize winner(s) may be asked to provide confirmation that he or she is the owner of the relevant Instagram account. Each potential winner may be required, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a scan or photo of legal ID, Release of Liability and/or, if legally permissible, a Publicity Release within twenty-four (24) hours of attempted delivery of same. Potential winners will also be given the opportunity to provide additional information about the photo to be posted on a website operated by Sponsor. If no additional information is provided, then Sponsor will only display the winning image and the winner’s Instagram username. If a potential winner is a Canadian resident, he/she will be required to correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question without mechanical or other aid. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to timely claim the prize, is disqualified, fails to timely execute and return any required forms, or if the prize notification is returned as undeliverable or if a potential winner is a Canadian resident and he/she fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question, an alternate winner will be selected by the Finalist Judge or Lorenz Holder from remaining eligible entries. If by reason of printing or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules, a random drawing will be held to award the advertised number of prizes in the relevant category. Under no circumstances will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded.
By entering and/or participating, entrants agree:
(ii) that the decision of the Sponsor is final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest;
(iii) to be contacted by Sponsor by direct message on Twitter, e-mail, telephone, and/or mail; and
(iv) to release and hold Sponsor and the Released Parties (defined below) from and against any and all liability for injuries and/or damages (including death) sustained in connection with acceptance, possession, use and/or misuse of a prize or related to participation in the Contest and/or the Event.
PUBLICITY & MARKETING:
NO LIABILITY & INDEMNIFICATION:
By entering this Contest, you agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Sponsor Affiliates, Instagram, Inc., Twitter Inc., and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns (the “Released Parties”) from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of, or relating to, your participation in this Contest or any Contest-related activities (including, without limitation, the Event) and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder (including, without limitation, any misrepresentation made by the entrant in connection with the Contest; any non-compliance by the entrant with these Official Rules; claims brought by persons or entities other than the parties to these Official Rules arising from or related to the entrant’s involvement with the Contest; acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Contest-related activity or participation in this Contest; any malfunction, error or other problem arising in connection with the collection, processing, or retention of entry information; or any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize or winner). The foregoing includes, without limitation, any claim for personal injury, property loss or damage, or death arising in any way in connection with the Contest.
Decisions of Sponsor on all matters related to the Contest are final and binding. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest for any reason, including but not limited to, if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Contest, or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the Contest as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify or prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation or with any provision in these Official Rules. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL & CIVIL LAWS. SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND/OR SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY INDIVIDUAL MAKING ANY SUCH ATTEMPTS TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
GOVERNING LAW & MANDATORY ARBITRATION:
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of participants or Sponsor in connection with the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other laws, and all entrants shall be deemed to have agreed to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the California courts. Claims may not be resolved through any form of class action.
If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.
NO AFFILIATION WITH TWITTER OR INSTAGRAM:
This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram, Twitter, or any other named or depicted people or entities other than Sponsor. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest should be directed to Sponsor.
The winners will be announced on www.redbull.com/inspiredbyillume on or about November 1, 2013.
Red Bull North America, Inc., 1740 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.
Status: October 2013