Win $100 to B&H! Enter Promote® Control HDR Focus Stacking Contest 2014

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Promote® Control users! Submit your HDR Focus Stacked images taken with the Promote® Control and get a chance to win a $100 B&H gift card!

Update: we have extended the deadline and will be taking submissions until November 30th, 2014. Plus, anyone over 18 years of age now can enter!


How to enter. Send 1 to 5 HDR Focus Stacked images taken with the Promote® Control (.jpg file no larger than 10 MB, email each image separately) to contest@promotesystems.com. Include:

  • A description of the Promote® Control and camera settings used to create the image(s) (Step size, Number of images per bracket, Date, Location, Exposure etc.)
  • Your full name/credit line
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • And a statement saying “I have read and accept the contest rules”*

Prize. There will be one over-all winner who will receive a $100 gift card to B&H Photo-Video.

Entry dates. September 23rd – October 23rd. Update: we will be taking submissions until November 30th, 2014.

Winner announcement. Winner will be announced the week of November 3rd. Update: winner will be announced the week of December 3rd, 2014.

Who can enter? Anyone over 18 years of age.*

*All entrants MUST read and accept the complete contest rules below.

 


 

PROMOTE® CONTROL HDR FOCUS STACKING CONTEST 2014 – COMPLETE RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Purchase does not increase chance of winning.

Terms and Conditions

1. By submitting an entry, you fully and unconditionally agree to and accept these Official Rules.

2. Nature of Contest. This is a contest of skill to identify the best submitted HDR Focus Stacked image produced using Promote Systems’ Promote® Control remote control for DSLRs.

3. Sponsor.

Promote Systems, LLC
4151 Southwest Freeway
Suite 460
Houston, TX 77027
USA

4. Eligibility. Entrants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older;
  • Legal resident of the U.S. or Canada; Update: anyone can enter
  • Have a shipping/receiving address in the U.S. or Canada; Update: anyone can enter
  • Not a resident of any country, state or territory in which this type of contest is prohibited by law;
  • Employees, officers, or directors of Sponsor, its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, contest judges, and their children, parents, spouse, and members of their household are ineligible to participate.

5. How to enter. Send 1 to 5 HDR Focus Stacked images taken with the Promote® Control (.jpg file no larger than 10 MB, email each image separately) to contest@promotesystems.com. Include:

  • A description of the Promote® Control and camera settings used to create the image(s) (Step size, Number of images per bracket, Date, Location, Exposure etc.)
  • Your full name/credit line
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • And a statement saying “I have read and accept the contest rules”

The information submitted by the Entrant will be used only to notify the winner, is considered confidential and will not be shared with any outside agency. The Entrant is deemed to be the holder of the established e-mail account associated with the entry.

6. Requirements for Entries. By submitting an entry in this contest, each Entrant represents and warrants:

The image is original, and the contest participant owns the copyright or any other associated intellectual-property rights in the image.
• The image does not infringe the copyright, rights of publicity or privacy, or any other intellectual-property or proprietary rights of any other person or entity.
• Any persons depicted in the image who are recognizable or identifiable from their image are 18 years of age or over and have given their signed, written consent to have their image used in this contest (and released any rights of publicity or privacy).
• If the entry features architecture, the building or architecture depicted in the image is located in or ordinarily visible from a public place, or, for any such building or architecture that is not located in or ordinarily visible from a public place, if the building or architecture is protected by copyright, Entrant must have the appropriate rights to submit the image and grant the rights provided in these contest rules and terms and conditions; and Entrants must be prepared to provide a signed release from the person or entity owning the copyright.
• For any sculptures, statues, paintings, or other works of art that are depicted in the image, Entrant must have the appropriate rights to submit the image and grant the rights provided in these contest rules and terms and conditions; and Entrants must be prepared to provide a signed release from the person or entity owning the copyright in any such sculptures, statues, paintings, or other works of art.
• The image does not contain obscene, profane, offensive, lewd, pornographic, or otherwise inappropriate content.

7. No Fees or Purchase Required. There is no fee and no purchase necessary to enter or win the contest. The contest does require the use of Promote® Control by Promote Systems.

8. Effective date of entries. Submissions must be made between Tuesday, September 23rd – October 23rd. Update: we will be taking submissions until November 30th, 2014.

9. Prize. One gift card to B&H Photo, Video, Pro Audio http://www.bhphotovideo.com in the amount of $100 (U.S. dollars).

10. Selection of winner. Winner will be determined by three representatives of Promote Systems. Judges will review and compare the entries and assign each entry a rating from 1-5 on each of the following criteria: 1) creativity and 2) composition and 3) use of HDR techniques. The winning image will be the entry with the highest score.

11. Announcement of winner. The winner will be notified by email the week of November 3rd. Update: winner will be announced the week of December 3rd, 2014.

12. Claiming the prize. The winner will have 30 calendar days to claim the prize after email notification of the judges decision.

Applicable taxes are the responsibility of the Entrant, and appropriate tax identification information may be required prior to the awarding of any prize.

Failure to comply with all requirements of the contest rules, terms and conditions shall result in disqualification of a potential winner and selection of an alternate potential winner.

13. Odds of winning. The odds of winning will be determined by the number of eligible entries received.

14. Property Rights, Intellectual Property Rights, and Other Commercial Rights. Entries will not be returned, and the physical copy of the entries becomes the property of Promote Systems.

Entrants retain ownership of all copyrights and other equivalent rights to entries. Entrants grant Promote Systems a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to publish, reproduce, display, distribute, and show on screen or in any media any entry (including without limitation its image and any text, narrative, or other information submitted with the image) (including without limitation on websites, exhibitions, tradeshows or any other media) for the purpose of promoting Promote Systems’ products, the contest, running the contest, and promoting the results of the contest—which license shall include the right to modify or edit such photographs for space limitations or other constraints of media or otherwise in Promote Systems’ discretion. Entrant further agrees that Promote Systems may publish Entrant’s name and home city/state in connection with its publication or other use of any entries—along with any other likeness, voice, or statements from and provided by Entrant. All here-described uses by Promote Systems will be without compensation to Entrants.

A separate agreement will need to be reached should Promote Systems, its subsidiaries or affiliates wish to publish a submitted photograph other than as stated in these contest rules and terms and conditions.

During the course of the contest period entries may be displayed on Promote Systems’ websites http://www.promote-control.com/, http://promotesystems.com/, blog or Facebook page. These entries will be chosen solely at the discretion of Promote Systems and in no way will indicate such entries are preferred to win the contest.

15. Personal Information. The information submitted by the Entrant will be used only to notify the winner, is considered confidential and will not be shared with any outside agency. The Entrant is deemed to be the holder of the established e-mail account associated with the entry.

16. Disclaimers, Releases, and Limitations of Liability. PROMOTE SYSTEMS AND ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARY, OR AFFILIATE COMPANIES, AND ITS AND THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AND AGENTS:

EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT), RELATING TO THIS CONTEST OR ANY PRIZES THAT MAY BE AWARDED; AND
• OFFER NO ASSURANCES THAT THE WEBSITES THROUGH WHICH THE CONTEST PROVIDES INFORMATION OR IS RUN WILL BE AVAILABLE UNINTERRUPTED OR FUNCTION ERROR-FREE.

BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, ENTRANTS RELEASE PROMOTE SYSTEMS AND ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARY, OR AFFILIATE COMPANIES, AND ITS AND THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AND AGENTS FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST OR TO ACCEPTANCE OR USE (OR MISUSE) OF ANY PRIZE OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY PRIZE-RELATED ACTIVITIES OR ANY USE OF ENTRIES BY PROMOTE SYSTEMS. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL PROMOTE SYSTEMS OR ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARY, OR AFFILIATE COMPANIES, OR ITS AND THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AND AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY—AND ENTRANTS WAIVE ANY RIGHTS TO—ANY PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL , OR ANY OTHER TYPES OF DAMAGES OTHER THAN OUT-OF-POCKET DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

17. Defense and Indemnity. ENTRANTS AGREE TO DEFEND AND INDEMNIFY PROMOTE SYSTEMS AND ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARY, OR AFFILIATE COMPANIES, AND ITS AND THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AND AGENTS FROM AND AGAINST ANY THIRD-PARTY CLAIM RELATING IN ANY WAY TO ENTRANT’S ACTIVITIES IN MAKING OR DEVELOPING IMAGES OR OTHERWISE PREPARING OR SUBMITTING ENTRIES INTO THIS CONTEST OR OTHERWISE TO ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST.

18. Other Conditions. THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Entrants agree that this contest shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas (without reference to any choice-of-law principles) and that the forum for any dispute will be the State of Texas.

Promote Systems assumes no responsibility for entries unable to be processed for any technical reason and further reserves the right to cancel the contest if it becomes technically corrupted or because of unauthorized human intervention. Promote Systems reserves the right in the event of such cancellation to award the prize to an eligible, non-suspect entry received prior to cancellation.

Submit your images contest@promotesystems.com!

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