FamilyFun Best Family Vacation Photo Contest Rules

Not on Facebook? You can still enter the FamilyFun Best Family Vacation Photo Contest. Here's how...

To enter:

Send an email to contest.familyfun@meredith.com including the following:
1) "Vacation Photo Contest" in the subject line
2) One photo of your family having fun on vacation attached to the email (see photo requirements below)
3) Your full name and telephone number in the body of the email
4) An explanation of the photo (in 250 characters of less) in the body of the email.

For details, please see official contest rules below.

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

Void outside the 50 United States and where prohibited. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least 21 years of age and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia at the time of entry. Internet access and photo uploading capability are required to enter this contest. By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this contest.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

CONTEST PERIOD: The FamilyFun Best Family Vacation Photo Contest ("Contest") begins at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("E.T.") on January 15, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. E.T. on April 15, 2013 ("Contest Period").

Sponsor: Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa. HOW TO ENTER: During the Contest Period, there are two (2) ways to enter: 1) Via Facebook: Visit www.facebook.com/familyfun and "like" the FamilyFun Facebook page, if you have not already done so. Then, click the Best Family Vacation Photo Contest tab, follow the instructions provided to complete the online entry form, upload one (1) photo of your family having fun on vacation and write an explanation of the photo (in 250 characters or less) to receive one (1) entry ("Entry"); OR 2) Via Email: Send an email to contest.familyfun@meredith.com including the following: 1) "Vacation Photo Contest" in the subject line; 2) One (1) photo of your family having fun on vacation attached to the email; 3) Your full name and telephone number in the body of the email; and 4) an explanation of the photo (in 250 characters of less) in the body of the email to receive one (1) Entry. All Entries must be received by April 15, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T. to be eligible. All Entries are final upon submission and will not be acknowledged or returned.
Photos must: (i) be in .jpg, .gif, or .png image formats, (ii) be no larger than 20 MB; (iii) be taken by the entrant, unpublished, (iv) not have won any prize or award; and (v) not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Entries may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:

  • is sexually explicit or suggestive; unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; contains nudity;
  • promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous;
  • promotes any particular political agenda or message;
  • is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group;
  • defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies;
  • contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others;
  • contains any personal identification, such as personal names or e-mail addresses;
  • contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media);
  • contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead;
  • communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which Sponsor wishes to associate; and/or
  • violates any law.

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, disqualify, modify, edit, and revise any Entries, photos or related materials that Sponsor deems to be obscene, defamatory, profane, offensive, lewd, pornographic, false, misleading, deceptive, or otherwise inconsistent with its editorial standards, audience expectations, or reputational interests or that Sponsor believes may violate any applicable law or regulation or the rights of any third party. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to verify any element of any Entry or related materials, request additional information and to disqualify any entrant whose participation may subject the Contest, Sponsor, or Sponsor's advertisers, clients, or customers to controversy, negative publicity, scorn, or ridicule.

By submitting an Entry, entrant hereby grants permission for the Entry to be posted on www.facebook.com/familyfun or other Sponsor websites. Entrant agrees that Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for any unauthorized use of Entries, including without limitation, the photo and/or written description, by third parties. Released Parties do not guarantee the posting of any Entry and reserve the right to remove any posted Entry for any reason and/or at any time whatsoever.

If the photo contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant, and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photo, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the photo by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, name and likeness permissions from any person who appears in or is identifiable in the photo. Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor from any entrant at any time. Failure to provide such proof may, if requested, render Entry null and void. By submitting an Entry, entrant warrants and represents that he/she and any persons appearing or who are identifiable in the photo consent to the submission and use of the photo in the Contest and to its use as otherwise set forth herein.

By submitting an Entry, each entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor may obtain many Entries in connection with this Contest and/or other promotions staged and/or promoted by the Sponsor, and that such Entries may be similar or identical in theme, idea, format or other respects to other Entries made in connection with this Contest and/or other promotions promoted by Sponsor or submitted for other reasons, or to other materials developed by the Sponsor. Each entrant waives any and all claims that any Entry and/or other works accepted, reviewed and/or used may be similar, or that any compensation is due to any entrant in connection with such Entry or other works used by Sponsor.

Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or practices, or by any means that subvert the entry process will be void. All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.
THIS CONTEST IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH FACEBOOK, INC. ("FACEBOOK"). BY ENTERING THIS CONTEST, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE PROVIDING YOUR INFORMATION TO SPONSOR AND NOT TO FACEBOOK. THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE WILL BE USED TO ADMINISTER THE CONTEST.LIMIT: One (1) Entry per person and per email address and per household throughout the Contest Period. Entries received from any person, email address or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void. You may only use one (1) email address to enter this Contest.ELIGIBILITY: This Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, 21 years of age or older, except employees of Sponsor and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Contest and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries and their immediate family members (regardless of where they reside) or household members, whether or not related. "Immediate family members" shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.

WINNER SELECTION: On or about April 30, 2013, a panel of qualified judges will judge all eligible Entries received and combined throughout the Contest Period based on the following criteria: the spirit of fun depicted in the photo (50%), the quality of the written explanation (25%) and the overall aesthetic of the photograph (25%). The one (1) Entry with the highest total score will be deemed the potential Grand Prize winner. The decision of the judges is final and binding in all respects related to this Contest.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: The potential Grand Prize winner will be notified via email and/or phone and will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Ownership, IRS W9 form, License of Work and Release of Liability/Publicity within ten (10) days of date of notification. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact the potential winner or the potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor's discretion, the prize may be awarded to a runner-up winner. Taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of winner. Winner will be issued an IRS 1099 tax form in the amount of the prize retail value as stated herein.

GRAND PRIZE (1): Grand Prize is a six (6) day, seven (7) night Charleston beach vacation for Grand Prize winner and a maximum of four (4) of his/her family members. Trip is awarded through vouchers for each of the following: round-trip, coach class air transportation for five (5) from the major U.S. gateway airport nearest the Grand Prize winner's resident to Charleston, SC (Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $4,000 total); Seven (7) nights' resort accommodations in a 3-bedroom condominium at Wild Dunes Resort (ARV: $3,110); Four (4) dinners at the Sea Island Grill for five (5) people (ARV: $1,100); A southern breakfast for five (5) persons each morning (for six (6) days) at The Sand Bar (ARV: $840); Five (5) bike rentals for three (3) days (ARV: $200); one (1) kayaking adventure for five (5) persons (Morning on the Marsh Paddle) (ARV: $245); 1 round (18 holes) of Family Evening Golf on the Links Course for (five) persons (ARV:$130); five (5) Charleston Heritage Passports, which provide admission to nine historic, architectural and cultural sites (ARV: $330). Total ARV of Grand Prize is: $9,955.

Grand Prize Conditions: If winner resides within a 100-mile radius of Charleston, SC, ground transportation will be provided in lieu of air transportation and no compensation or substitution will be provided in lieu thereof. Actual value of trip, including without limitation air transportation and hotel accommodations, may vary based on point of departure, number of guests, dates of travel and rates at time of booking. Any difference between stated ARV and actual value will not be awarded. Travel must be completed by May 7, 2014 or prize will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation to such winner. Winner and guests must travel together on the same itinerary and are responsible for obtaining any necessary documentation (i.e., valid photo ID) prior to travel. Guests must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (and at least 18), unless the child or legal ward of winner and must sign a liability/publicity release prior to issuance of travel documents. If a guest is child or legal ward of winner, winner must sign and return release on behalf of such child or legal ward. All travel arrangements and reservations must be made on a carrier of Sponsor's choice. Travel is subject to availability. Certain blackout dates and travel restrictions may apply. All applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, and all other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including without limitation ground transportation, additional meals, souvenirs, luggage fees, incidentals, activities and gratuities are the sole responsibility of the winner. Released Parties (as defined below) disclaim all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any prize (or portion thereof) accepted by winner. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules. Prize is awarded "as is" with no guarantee or warranty, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winner may not substitute, assign, transfer or redeem prize (or portion thereof) for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Tickets, passes or admissions are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified thereon. Winner and guests must comply with all venue rules and regulations. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of such portion of prize. In the event Sponsor is unable to provide tickets, passes or admissions, no compensation or substitution will be provided in lieu thereof; however, remainder of prize package will be awarded and Sponsor will have no further obligation to winner.

The Grand Prize winning photo may appear in a future issue of FamilyFun magazine at the discretion of the Sponsor. Depending on the assessment of the judges and the sole discretion of the Sponsor, a number of non-winning Entries may be chosen for publication in a future issue of FamilyFun magazine. In the event of any publication of such non-winning Entries, Sponsor may, but is not required to, notify the entrant of such publication.

LICENSE FOR USE OF ENTRIES: By submitting an Entry, each entrant grants, and represents and warrants that the entrant has the rights and authority necessary to grant, Sponsor an irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully sublicensable license and right to exploit, edit, modify, and distribute the Entry and all elements of such Entry, including, without limitation, the photo and the likenesses of any locations embodied therein, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity without compensation, permission or notification to entrant or any third party. By submitting an Entry, entrant agrees to execute specific consent to the use of such Entry as detailed herein if asked to do so by Sponsor.

PRIVACY: When you enter the Sweepstakes, we collect personally identifying information about you, including your name, telephone number, and email address. Your information will not be sold or rented to third parties. Entrants must fully complete and submit all non-optional data requested on the entry form to be eligible. Incomplete entries are void. Entrants may be given the option to receive commercial e-mails from Sponsor; however, such emails are optional. Eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes is not dependent upon entrant's consent to receive e-mails and such consent will not affect entrant's chances of winning. For more information about how Sponsor uses the information you provide, see Sponsor's privacy policy at http://www.meredith.com/privacy.html. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO SHARE YOUR INFORMATION, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES.

ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Contest, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prize (or portion thereof) awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at a AAA regional office in New York, NY; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages including attorney's fees or any other damages, other than for entrant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Contest), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

RELEASES: By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to release Sponsor and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Contest and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Contest and/or acceptance, use or misuse of the prize (including any travel/activity related thereto).

OTHER: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, undelivered, garbled or misdirected Entries, photos, emails or registrations; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other 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 of Entries or emails, the uploading and/or attachment of photo(s), the announcement of the prize, or in any Contest-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the website. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this Contest if the Contest is compromised by virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, or any other causes which, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, proper play or integrity of the Contest. In the event of cancellation or termination, Sponsor reserves the right to determine the potential winner from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to date of cancellation or termination using the judging criteria detailed herein. In the event of a dispute regarding online Entry, Entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account associated with the Entry and he/she must comply with these Official Rules. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission to use each entrant's name, hometown (city and state), voice, biographical information, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this Contest in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the Contest, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner's list, if applicable. Contest is subject to all applicable U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations.

WINNER'S NAME: For the name of the winner, available after April 30, 2013, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Winners' List, FamilyFun Vacation Photo Contest, 47 Pleasant Street, Northampton, Massachusetts 01060.

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