Monday, March 12 2018 10:01

Chester County in Bloom Photo Contest Rules 2018

Written by County Lines Magazine



The Short Version: Submit your original, unpublished photo between March 12 and April 8, 2018 (by hashtag #chestercountyinbloom or by e-mail to [email protected]) to enter our contest. No prior photo contest winners; no professional photographers; one entry per person, please. We’ll publish a select group in our May issue and post those photos on our Facebook page for popular voting. The top vote-getters will be reviewed by a panel of judges, with the winner getting a prize, a Gardens5 membership (good for 5 people, a $195 value) to Longwood Gardens. Our lawyers made us write the rules below.





CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD: Contest begins at 12:01:00 AM on March 12, 2018 and ends at 11:59:00 PM on April 8, 2018.


ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open to persons residing in the 50 United States or District of Columbia [excluding residents of Rhode Island] who are at least 21 years of age at the time of entry, have an email account, are not a professional photographer, and have not previously won a County Lines photo contest.


PRIZE: The Contest winner will receive a Gardens5 membership (good for 5 people, a $195 value) to Longwood Gardens.


PHOTOS: Each electronic image must be an original piece of work taken by the contestant and shall not have been published elsewhere or won another photo competition. By entering the contest, the entrant warrants that the submitted image is an original work created solely by the entrant; 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 entry.


HOW TO ENTER (Photo + description): During the Entry Period, send your photo (in jpg format) with the name of the image and brief description of when and where it was taken to hashtag #chestercountyinbloom or [email protected]. This can be taken anywhere in Chester County and its surrounding areas, and prior to 2018. All entries must be received during the Entry Period as determined by County Lines Magazine. Limit one entry per person/e-mail address. Multiple entries received from any person or e-mail address after the first will be void.

By entering the Contest, entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules. County Lines Magazine reserves the right to verify eligibility of all entrants. Entries submitted by entrants who do not meet the eligibility requirements are void. County Lines Magazine reserves the right to modify the scheduling of the Contest without prior notification.


SELECTION OF WINNERS: The Contest consists of three (3) rounds of evaluation. 
In Round 1, on or about April 9, 2018, potential photo semifinalists will be selected via an unbiased viewing panel from among all eligible entries received and notified by e-mail. Odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.

During Round 2, finalist photos will be published in the May 2018 issue of County Lines Magazine, and shared via County Lines Magazine’s Facebook page throughout the month of May.

In Round 3, photos with the most ‘likes’ to the original posts by County Lines Magazine will then be evaluated by an unbiased viewing panel. Use of voting exchanges or similar techniques or systems during the Facebook voting period may result in disqualification at County Lines’ sole discretion. The winner will be announced on Facebook.


PUBLICITY: By entering the contest, entrants grant County Lines a non-exclusive license to use their photograph in the magazine, website and social media. Participating in the Contest constitutes winner’s consent to County Lines Magazine use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, opinions, and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, without further payment, consideration, notification or permission, unless otherwise prohibited by law.


LIMITATION OF LIABILITY; DISCLAIMERS/RELEASE: County Lines Magazine reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.

By accepting the prize, winner warrants compliance with all rules of this Contest and agrees to release County Lines Magazine and their affiliates, employers, officers, directors, agents, representatives, (the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability, loss or damage of any kind incurred with respect to participation in the Contest or the awarding, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize, or participation in prize-related activities, and acknowledges that said parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize or portion thereof. No transfer of the prize is permitted.

Each participant agrees to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties from any liability arising from or related to the Contest. Further, participants fully and unconditionally release all claims for consideration, copyright infringement and all other claims of any nature relating to the use of their entry, name or likeness.



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