Rainforest Expeditions Photo Contest
 
Rainforest Expeditions invites anyone passionate about photography to enter the Rainforest Expeditions Photographic Workshops Photography Contest. You must read the following rules, terms, and conditions before submitting any photos!

WHO MAY ENTER

All photographers of any level who are at least 18 years of age as of the date of image submission are eligible.



Individuals affiliated with Rainforest Expeditions, including employees, board members, seasonal staff, and their immediate families (children, siblings and spouses) are not eligible to enter.
THIS CONTEST IS NOT AVAILABLE IN COUNTRIES, STATES, OR PROVINCES WHERE RULES TRANSLATION, REGISTRATION, OR BONDING ARE REQUIRED, AND IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

WHAT TO ENTER

Open to all photographic imagery depicting the subject of "nature," as interpreted by the entrant.  Entries may originate in any format including, but not limited to digital files, digital prints, color transparencies, color prints, or black and white prints -- so long as they are submitted electronically. Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you still maintain the right to grant Rainforest Expeditions a license. For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must secure a model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject's parent or guardian and provide it to Rainforest Expeditions upon request. You do not need to submit it at time of entry. Each submitted photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contest entrant. By entering the Contest, entrant acknowledges that the submitted photograph(s) is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph. Photos that violate or infringe upon another person's copyright are not eligible.

The photographs entered must not, in the sole discretion of Rainforest Expeditions, contain obscene, defamatory, or otherwise objectionable content. Entries deemed inappropriate will be disqualified.

HOW TO ENTER


Each photo must be submitted electronically by sending as an attachment to the following email address:

Daniellek@rainforest.com.pe

In order for your photo to qualify, you must include your

·         First and last name

·         Country of residence

·         Photo title

·         Email address (your email address will only be used for photo contest-related information)

No mail in entries will be accepted

Finalists may be asked to submit a high-resolution file of at least 300dpi at 5x7 inches. Rainforest Expeditions reserves the right to disqualify contestants who are unable to provide a high-resolution file.

Only one (1) submission per entrant.

ENTRY DEADLINES AND FEES

The Contest begins 9:00am Mountain Standard Time (MST) on June15th, 2011 and ends 11:59pm MST on September 15th, 2011. All entries must be received by 11:59pm MST on August 15, 2011 to be eligible. No entry fee is required.

All entries must be received by 11:59pm MST on July 15, 2011 to be eligible.

No entry fee is required.

CONTEST PRIZES

One Grand Prize, one Second Prize, one Third Prize

Grand Prize - $3,111 US Dollars including $1000 US worth of economy class air fare from your city of residence to Puerto Maldonado.

      A trip to Tambopata to participate in Rainforest Expeditions Photography Workshop. 

Second Prize - $1,000 Total

      Rainforest Expeditions $1000 gift certificate to be used towards any Rainforest Expeditions trip.

Third Prize - $500 Total

·         Rainforest Expeditions  $500 gift certificate to be used towards any Rainforest Expeditions trip

JUDGING

All entries to the photo contest will be displayed on the Rainforest Expeditions Facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/#!/Rainforest.Expeditions

Finalists will be determined by Rainforest Expeditions.  Fans of the Facebook page will be asked to judge the photos by clicking “like” next to their favorite.  The winning photo will be the one that receives the most “likes” by August 15h.

All final contest decisions made will be made by Rainforest Expeditions. Rainforest Expeditions shall determine winner eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion.

Winners will be selected on or about August 15th, 2011 and notified by email or regular mail on or about this date.

Winner's List

Winners' names will be available online at www.PeruNature.com after August 15, 2011.

YOUR RIGHTS


You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit, including ownership if applicable. If your image is selected as a winner in the competition, you grant Rainforest Expeditions a nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:

        Use, in connection with the current and any future Photo Contest, your name, city, state and country of residence in Rainforest Expeditions promotions and publications.

        Use, in connection with the current and any future Photo Contest, your image on partner and third party promotions and publications.

        Keep the files provided, and to archive the images in electronic forms, so that your photos can be used in connection with the current and any future Photo Contest.

As conditions of this permission, Rainforest Expeditions shall credit all photographs with the caption "© Person's Name."


YOUR PRIVACY
We respect your privacy. Rainforest Expeditions will not sell, rent or exchange your e-mail address.

LEGAL CONDITIONS
This Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Certain restrictions may apply. Entries void if Rainforest Expeditions determines the entry to not be an original, or if the entries are illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft. 

Participants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) that the decisions of Rainforest Expeditions are final on all matters relating to the Contest; and (c) if he/she wins that Rainforest Expeditions may use each winner's name, city, state, and photograph in any publicity or advertising relating to current or future Contests. All federal, state, and local taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. 

Rainforest Expeditions, in its sole discretion, reserves the right not to award all prizes in the event an insufficient number of eligible entries meeting the minimum judging criteria are received, and in this case will return the entry fees.

In the event that the selected winner(s) of any prize are/is ineligible or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and Rainforest Expeditions, in its sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant.

Rainforest Expeditions reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control.

THIRD PARTY RELEASES/LICENSES
Upon Rainforest Expeditions request, each entrant must be prepared to provide a signed written personal release from all persons who appear in the photograph submitted, authorizing us to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the photograph entry in connection with and promotion of Photo Contest, in any media now or hereafter. 

In addition, upon Rainforest Expeditions  request, each entrant must be prepared to provide a signed written license from the copyright owner of any sculpture, artwork or other copyrighted material that appears in the photograph entry, authorizing us to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the photograph in connection with and promotions of Photo Contest. Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Rainforest Expeditions and each of its partners, affiliates, agents and its employees, 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. 

Rainforest Expeditions 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. Rainforest Expeditions 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 e-mail entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, 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 this Contest.

RIGHT TO CANCEL OR SUSPEND CONTEST
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 Rainforest Expeditions that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Rainforest Expeditions reserve 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 Rainforest Expeditions elects to cancel or terminate the Contest, Rainforest Expeditions will not retain any rights in the submitted photographs and will return the entry fees.

NOTICE TO INDIVIDUALS: REMOVAL FROM MAILING LIST: Any individual may elect to unsubscribe from email lists. To elect to have an individual's name excluded from such communications, select “unsubscribe” from the link in the Rainforest Expeditions email. You may also contact (505) 983-1400 to request removal.

QUESTIONS
Questions and inquiries about Contest rules can be emailed to daniellek@rainforest.com.pe