St. Louis Call Newspapers

Contest Rules

See link to submit photo(s) below.

1. No purchase necessary to participate. Making a purchase does not increase chances of winning.

2. Participation is limited to legal U.S. residents who reside within Call Newspapers area. Persons of any age are welcome to participate.

3. Eligible participants, acting as nominators, will submit a photo of an animal, owned by the participant or by a relative or friend of the participant who has given consent for the use of the photo by the participant. Photo submissions must comply with the Photo Restrictions detailed below

4. Participant acknowledges and agrees that all photo submissions become the property of Call Newspapers and will not be returned or acknowledged.

5. If the photo submitted contains the image of a minor or minors under the age of 18 years old at the time of submission, the submission must be undertaken by that minor’s parent or legal guardian.

6. Photo submissions, after a vetting process by Call Newspapers will be available for public view on the newspaper’s website.

7. Call Newspapers, at its sole discretion, may print the photo submission in the newspaper at any point after submission and verification.

8. Contest judging will be conducted by Call Newspapers staff. Staff members will vote on photos from each category: best stay at home pet, cutest pet, funniest pet and best pet and parent portrait. The photos with the most votes in each category will be named the winners. The photos with the next most votes, behind the winners in each category, will be declared the runners-up.

9. Winners from each category will win a $50 gift cards to Pet Supplies Plus with no expiration date. Runners-up from each category will win a $25 gift certificate to Pet Supplies Plus with no expiration date. Gift cards can be used at any Pet Supplies Plus location. Gift cards cannot be traded for cash or be used to purchase other gift cards. Other restrictions may apply.

10. In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problems, or in the event the contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Call Newspapers in its sole discretion, Call Newspapers may, in its sole discretion, either (a)suspend the contest to address the impairment and them resume the contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the contest and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random to the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. Call Newspapers reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Call Newspapers reserves the right to seek damages (including attorney’s fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by the law.

11. Call Newspapers current staff members and their relatives within three degrees are prohibited from participating in the contest.

12. Contest is void where prohibited.

13. Information collected from entrants is subject to Call Newspaper’s privacy policy.

14. Participation in the contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of Call Newspapers, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.

 

Photo Restrictions:

Photos submitted by the participants may not contain any content that:

a. is obscene, offensive, sexually explicit or suggestive; violent; derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; endorses any form of hate or hate group; profane or pornographic; contains nudity;

b. 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;

c. contains products or trademarks of any Sponsor competitor;

d. defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about any person or company;

e. contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others, without permission, to the extent permission is necessary; contains any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses;

f. contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including, without limitation, photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media), without permission, to the extent permission is necessary

g. contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead, without permission, to the extent permission is necessary;

h. contains look-alikes of celebrities or other public or private figures, living or dead;

i. communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which Call Newspapers wishes to associate; and/or

j. violates any law or regulation.

 

In connection with a participant’s submission, the participant affirms, represents, and/or warrants that: 
(i) you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents and permissions to use and authorize the Sponsors to use all copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights in and to such submission to enable inclusion and use of the submission in the manner contemplated by these Terms and Conditions; and
 (ii) if applicable, participant has the written consent, release and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in the submission to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of the submission in the matter contemplated by these Terms and Conditions.
 Call Newspapers reserves the right to reject and disqualify any submissions that do not comply with these Terms and Conditions.
Call Newspapers reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to the newspaper from any participant at any time. Failure to provide such proof will disqualify the photo submission.

INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS CALL NEWSPAPERS AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, THE FACEBOOK PLATFORM, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. CALL NEWSPAPERS AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. CALL NEWSPAPERS AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE CONTEST.

Submit photos with your name, phone number, address and categories for submission to: photos@callnewspapers.com

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