2018 Eco-Stain Contest Terms and Conditions


SPONSOR

Sponsor is SureCrete LLC, 15246 Citrus Country Drive, Dade City, Fl 33525

TERM

The 2018 SureCrete LLC Eco Stain Photo Contest begins August 6, 2018 at 7:00:00 a.m. US Eastern Time and ends September 30, 2018, 11:59:00 p.m. US Eastern Time (“ET”) (the “Contest”). Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these official rules (“Official Rules”). By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules.

WHO MAY ENTER

Contest is open only to individuals who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry and who do NOT reside in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan or Syria.  CONTEST IS VOID IN CUBA, IRAN, NORTH KOREA, SUDAN, SYRIA AND WHERE PROHIBITED.

HOW TO ENTER

Each Entry consists of an entry form per category entered. Complete an entry form with the required information, including personal name, company name, telephone number, email address, category, photo caption, and uploading of photo.

The Categories for Eco Stain entries are: (1) Best Commercial Project {floors, walls, countertops}, (2) Best Retail Project {floors, walls, countertops}, (3) Best High-End Residential Project {floors, walls, countertops. There is no limit on the number of entries per person. However multiple photographs of the same job/project will be counted as one entry in the first category submitted. You can enter in a “single job/project into only one category. Each entry must comply with the following requirements (the “Photograph Requirements”): Each entry must submit the following items: (1) Online Entry Form, (2) Properly Labeled Photos {company name and project name}.

Online submission of photos is required. Please do not send prints.

  1. Use direct link https://www.surecretedesign.com/2018-eco-stain-entry-form/
  1. Photographs must be in digital format. The photograph need not be taken with a digital camera; scans of negatives, transparencies, or photographic prints are acceptable. All digital files must be a minimum resolution of 1024×768 (or higher) pixels. Formats that are accepted are .jpeg, .nef, .cr2. Photographs must be in color and can be either vertical or horizontal. Photographs must have been taken in the past 2 years.
  2. Only minor burning, dodging and/or color correction is acceptable, as is cropping. Contestants are not permitted to place borders, frames or backgrounds around their images or to place watermarks, dates, signatures or copyright images onto photos. Entry materials will not be returned.
  3. The photograph must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.

The entries in each Category will judged separately, in accordance with the Judging Criteria, as defined below. All entries must be submitted and received by September 15, 2018, 11:59:00 p.m. ET. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt. Sponsor reserves the right to examine the original photograph/source material in order to confirm compliance with these rules.

RELEASES

If the photograph contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the photograph, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph in the manner set forth in these Official Rules without additional compensation. If any person appearing in any photograph is under the age of majority in their state/province/territory of residence the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release.

Upon Sponsor’s request, each entrant must be prepared to provide (within seven (7) calendar days of receipt of Sponsor’s request) a signed release from all persons who appear in the photograph submitted, authorizing Sponsor and its licensees (“Authorized Parties”) to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entry in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known. Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification at any time during the Contest and selection of an alternate winner.

Similarly, upon Sponsor’s request, each entrant must be prepared to provide (within seven (7) calendar days of receipt of Sponsor’s request) a signed written license from the copyright owner of any sculpture, artwork, or other copyrighted material that appears in the photograph entry, authorizing any Authorized Party to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entry in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known. Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.

Finally, upon Sponsor’s request, each entrant must be prepared to provide (within seven (7) calendar days of receipt of Sponsor’s request) a signed written license from the owner of any private property included in the photograph entry, authorizing any Authorized Party to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entry in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known. Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.

For the purposes of these Official Rules, the entrant will be deemed to be in receipt of Sponsor’s request or notification, (a) in the event that Sponsor sends the request by postal mail, five business days after the request was sent by Sponsor, or (b) in the event that Sponsor sends the request by email, on the day that the email was sent by Sponsor.

 

 

 

CONTEST PRIZES

The First-Place winner in Category 1 (Best Commercial Project) will receive US$2,000 credit to be used for SureCrete products, at the location were the materials were bought for project photo submission. Prize is awarded to both the contractor and distributor/store of the photo submitted. The First-Place winner in Category 2 (Best Retail Project) will receive US$1,500 credit to be used for SureCrete products, at the location were the materials were bought for project photo submission. Prize is awarded to both the contractor and distributor/store of the photo submitted. The First-Place winner in Category 3 (Best High-End Residential Project) will receive US$1,000 credit to be used for SureCrete products, at the location were the materials were bought for project photo submission. Prize is awarded to contractor who applied the design of Eco-Stain to the floor. The prize is non-transferable and is to be used between the months of October 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. Does note cover shipping or taxes for redeemed items. Prize amount is based on a minimum of 100 entries per category.

JUDGING

SureCrete representatives will narrow the photographs from each category to 10, at which time they will be given to a non SureCrete personnel for consultation. Winners will be chosen on or around October 16, 2018, and notified by email. Decisions of the judges are final and binding.

LICENSE

By entering the Contest, all entrants grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to Authorized Parties, to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit) in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known, including, but not limited to: Display at a potential exhibition of winners; publication of a book featuring select entries in the Contest. Entrants consent to the Sponsor doing or omitting to do any act that would otherwise infringe the entrant’s “moral rights” in their entries. Display or publication of any entry on an Authorized Party’s website does not indicate the entrant will be selected as a winner. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use. Additionally, by entering, each entrant grants to Authorized Parties the unrestricted right to use all statements made in connection with the Contest, and pictures or likenesses of Contest entrants, or choose not to do so, at their sole discretion. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

SureCrete LLC 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. Additionally SureCrete 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 email entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, 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 in this Contest.

CONDITIONS

THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Entrants agree that this Contest shall be subject to and governed by the laws of the District of Columbia and the forum for any dispute shall be in the District of Columbia, United States of America. To the extent permitted by law, the right to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or on connection with this Contest are hereby excluded and any entrant expressly waives any and all such rights. Certain restrictions may apply. Entries void if the Sponsor determines the photograph 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.

By entering, entrants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) that the decisions of the Judges are final and binding with respect to all matters relating to the Contest; and (c) SureCrete Design Products has non-exclusive rights to crop registered photographs for display purposes, if necessary, and for other needs as required or as they see fit without compensation or approval. All federal, state/provincial/territorial, and local taxes, fees and surcharges and taxes (whether foreign or domestic, and including income, sales, and import taxes) on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. In the event that the selected winner(s) of any prize is/are ineligible, cannot be traced or does/do not respond within ten (10) days to a winner notification as required by the “Contest Prizes” Rules above, or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant.

The Sponsor reserves the right to verify the validity and originality of any entry and/or entrant (including an entrant’s identity and address) and to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Official Rules or who tampers with the entry process. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights. Surecrete Design reserves the right to change the Contest Rules as necessary.

WINNERS LIST

Winners’ names will be available online at SureCrete’s Website: www.surecretedesign.com after October 16, 2018.

DATA PRIVACY

Entrants agree that personal data, especially name and address, may be processed, shared, and otherwise used for the purposes and within the context of the Contest and any other purposes outlined in these Official Rules. The data may also be used by the Sponsor in order to verify the participant’s identity, postal address, and telephone number or to otherwise verify the participant’s eligibility to participate in the Contest.

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