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VMCChineseParts.com Photo Contest Official Contest Rules
The VMCChineseParts.com Photo Contest is open only to legal residents of the United States and Canada who are at least eighteen (18) years old.
Entries must be submitted by the original photographer. Do not submit a photo taken by someone other than you. You must be the sole owner of the copyright of any image submitted. Your submission of the photo and entry form is your guarantee that you are the author and copyright holder of the photo.
Number of Entries
There is no restriction to the amount of photos an individual may submit, however, in the event of more than 3 entries, VMC can select the 3 that they best feel embody the spirit of the competition and all others may be excluded from the voting process. The rights to the excluded photos will be transferred in the same manner as the photos included in the contest.
The Photo Contest entry period begins at 12:00 pm CST on July 26th, 2019 and ends at 11:59 pm CST on August 9th. Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Photo Contest. On the 12th of August, all entries will be posted on our Facebook site (https://www.facebook.com/vmcchineseparts/) by VMC staff. It is at this time that voting by ‘liking’ each photo within VMC’s original post will begin. 3 winners will be chosen from the top five photos receiving the most “likes” by 11:59pm on August 23rd. On August 23rd, the voting period will be completed. No likes/votes cast after this deadline will count towards the total votes tallied on each photo. Only one photo per individual will be considered when determining the top five liked photos that determine the pool of entries from which VMC staff selects the top three winners. Winners will be PUBLICLY announced on our Facebook page and on our website on August 28th.
Photo Subject Restrictions
Photos must be appropriate for posting on a public website. Obscene, provocative or otherwise questionable content will not be considered. VmcChineseParts.com retains sole discretion as to what constitutes inappropriate content. We will not accept or publish photos in which the subject appears to be put directly in harms way or that marginalize any minority group.
Comments or posts deemed to be unsportsmanlike in conduct are grounds for immediate disqualification from the contest. Harassment, excessive pandering, complaints toward others getting likes, or one’s own lack of likes will not be tolerated as this is not acceptable conduct. Likewise, comments including language that VMC staff views as explicit or offensive will also be deleted, and the offending participant disqualified.
VMC has the right to use/modify any of the photos submitted for future promotional material or content for their advertising/branding purposes. By entering the contest, photographers agree to have their submitted photographs displayed on the VmcChineseParts.com website, facebook and instagram without any fee or other form of compensation, and VmcChineseParts.com may retain copies of the photograph for archival purposes. Photos may be credited to the photographer named in the entry form. Entries (including non-winning entries) may be selected for display or use on VmcChineseParts.com web pages including facebook, instagram and promotional materials. Entries will never be sold or offered for sale by VmcChineseParts.com. In the event that ownership of any photograph submitted to VmcChineseParts.com is contested in any manner, VmcChineseParts.com retains the discretion to disqualify that photograph and discontinue use of the photograph.
How to Enter
Digital photos can be attached to an email and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org The email must contain your first and last name, address, phone number and email address.
The top entries will be determined by the tallying of likes on the original post on the VMC Chinese Parts facebook page. Shared posts that receive additional likes on individual participant’s pages will not count towards the total of likes on each entry.
Once the top 5 qualifying voted images are determined by VMC staff they will be judged by VMC staff on the basis of creativity, photographic quality, and effectiveness in conveying the fun of owning and riding atv’s, utv’s, go karts, scooters and motorcycles. A VmcChineseParts.com panel will judge the entries and all contest decisions are final. Entries that fail to comply with the Official Contest Rules will be disqualified.
Judges will select three winners. Winners will be notified by email using the information on the entry form on the same day that they are announced on facebook and on the VMCchineseparts.com website. Either of these public announcements may occur before or after the individual emails are sent to contest winners. Winning photographs, along with the photographer's name and will be displayed on the VmcChineseParts.com website. VMC Chinese Parts reserves the right to publicly share information about the photo that is provided to them by the party submitting the photo.
Submitting Digital Images
Images must be submitted in a JPG high quality format. Images submitted that are smaller than 600 by 400 pixels may be rejected. Please contact us if you have questions about image type, size or quality.
Minor digital enhancement is permitted, but images that have been significantly modified or appear unnatural will be disqualified.
No borders or frames may be added to images.
No watermarks, signatures, or copyright notices may be added to images. All winning images will be displayed with the photographer's name.
Adding or replacing elements in an image is not permitted.
Artistic filters are not permitted.
Images may be cropped and rotated as necessary as long as the rectangular format is maintained and the size is within the specifications above.
Images may be resized as long as the aspect ratio is maintained
Red-eye removal and spot editing
One-step enhancement (such as "AutoFix", "QuickFix", "Auto Levels", etc.)
Use of filters to sharpen, soften, blur, despeckle, or remove noise.
Use of corrective functions to improve the natural appearance of the image, such as levels, contrast, brightness, curves, intensity, tone, hue, saturation, lightness, value, color value or tint.
POTENTIAL WINNER REQUIREMENTS
Except where prohibited, a potential winner may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility, including proof of age, and liability/publicity release within 14 days. If a potential winner fails to return these documents on time, an alternate potential winner may be selected in his/her place in a random drawing of all remaining entries received. Only three (3) alternate potential winners may be contacted per category.
VmcChineseParts.com will award the following prizes.
The winner will receive a $500 VMC Gift Card.
Second place winner will receive a $100 gift card
A Third place winner will receive a $50 gift card.
Honorable Mentions will be awarded VMC merchandise valued at $20 or less, determined by VMC staff at the time the winners are announced.
All winners are responsible for paying any income taxes and any and all other costs and expenses not listed above. Any prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. A prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded. A winner may not request cash or a substitute prize; however, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.
Other Legal Terms & Conditions
VmcChineseParts.com is not responsible for computer system, hardware, software, or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, or delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Furthermore, VmcChineseParts.com is not responsible for: (i) lost, misdirected, misplaced, illegible, unintelligible, incomplete, or late entries or (ii) any act, failure to act, or delay regarding the transmitting or processing of entries. VmcChineseParts.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend all or any portion of this contest without notice if factors beyond VmcChineseParts.com control, including technical difficulties, disrupt or corrupt the fair or secure administration or operation of the contest. Void where prohibited. VmcChineseParts.com is entitled to interpret these rules as needed and its decisions are final. VmcChineseParts.com reserves the right to disqualify any entrant that VmcChineseParts.com has reason to believe is not the original work of entrant, or does not otherwise meet the contest rules. If a winner is disqualified or determined to be ineligible, an alternate winner will be selected using the same judging process/criteria described above. Alternate winners are subject to all requirements set forth in these Official Rules.
By participating in the contest, you agree to release and hold VMC Chinese Parts LLC, its employees, officers, affiliates, agents, contest sponsors and advertising and promotional agencies from any and all damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind resulting from your participation in this contest, including infringement of intellectual property rights and injuries resulting from use of contest prizes. VmcChineseParts.com and its employees, officers, affiliates, agents, contest sponsors and advertising and promotional agencies assume no responsibility or liability for any damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind arising in whole or in part from this contest.