Tom’s Guide’s Snapshot Showdown Photo Contest Official Rules

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Tom’s Guide’s Snapshot Showdown Photo Contest
Official Rules


Entry into Tom’s Guide’s Snapshot Showdown Photo Contest ("Contest") will take place between 12:01 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on April 17, 2017 and 11:59 p.m. ET on April 23, 2017 (“Submission Period”).

ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open to individuals who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older. Employees of Purch Group, Inc. (“Sponsor”), its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, promotion fulfillment agencies and judging agencies, and their immediate families (spouse and parents, children and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and household members, whether or not related, are not eligible. Void where prohibited by law. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Submission Period, to enter, send your best outdoor photo via Facebook Messenger to Tom’s Guide. Submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET April 23, 2017 to be considered. Limit one (1) Submission per person. Multiple Submissions from any person will be void. All Submissions become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

Submission must (i) be your own original work, (ii) cannot be previously published or submitted in connection with any other contest, (iii) be in keeping with the Sponsor’s image and (iv) not be offensive or inappropriate, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, nor can it defame or invade publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or property rights or any other third party rights. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Submission that it determines, in its sole discretion, is offensive or inappropriate, not in keeping with Sponsor’s image, was not submitted by the entrant or that is otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules.

WINNER DETERMINATION: All eligible Submissions received by Sponsor will be judged by a panel of judges based on the following equally-weighted criteria: originality, creativity and audience appeal. Limit one (1) entry per person during the Submission Period. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Sponsor’s decisions with respect to winner determination are final and binding.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winner will be notified by Facebook Messenger and required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (unless prohibited by law), which must be returned within seven (7) days of date appearing on prize notification. Return of prize or prize notification as undeliverable, failure to sign and return requested documentation within the specified time period, the inability of Sponsor to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period or noncompliance with these Official Rules by the potential winner will result in disqualification and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, the prize may be awarded to a runner-up.
PRIZE: Winner will receive an unlocked LG G6 SMARTPHONE. Approximate retail value: $720. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize with one of comparable or greater value. Winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes as well as any costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
PUBLICITY GRANT: Each entrant agrees to the use by Sponsor and its designees of his/her name, photo (including, without limitation, profile photo), city and state of residence and Submission for advertising, promotional and other purposes, in any manner, in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide in perpetuity, without further compensation or notification to, or permission from, entrant, unless prohibited by law.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating, each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Contest; and (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Facebook, Inc., LG Electronics, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the forgoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or any Contest-related activity or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize.

Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, illegible, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled Designs, votes or mail; or for errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of Designs, the tabulation of votes, the announcement of the prize, or in any Contest-related materials. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Contest, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated Submissions will be void. Should any portion of the Contest be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of Designs, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winner from all eligible, non-suspect Designs received prior to action taken using the winner determination procedure outlined above. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

REQUEST FOR WINNER’S NAME: For the winner’s name (available after April 30, 2017), please send Tom’s Guide a message via Facebook Messenger by no later than May 30, 2017.

Sponsor: Purch Group, Inc., 150 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, New York 10011.

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or LG Electronics.

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