Jardin-o-Lantern Photo Contest: Official Rules

Photo/Illustration: Bill Godfrey
Photo/Illustration: Bill Godfrey

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER.  Entries for this “Jardin-o-Lantern Photo Contest” (the “Contest”) will be accepted during the period beginning at 12:01 a.m. ET on October 14, 2010 and ending at 11:59 p.m. ET on November 8, 2010 (the “Contest Entry Period”).  All entries must be received during the Contest Entry Period.  The Contest is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada (except Quebec), who are at least 18 years old. Sweepstakes void in Quebec, Puerto Rico and anywhere else where prohibited.

TO ENTER:  There is one way to enter the contest. Visit  Create an account if you do not already have one by entering your first name, last name, email address, password, security question and screen name.  Once you have created your account you can then upload your photo by entering a title, attaching the photo and adding a brief description of your project.  Submit your completed online entry form. All entries become the property of the Sponsor.  By submitting a photo you grant a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, unrestricted, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to the Sponsor to use, copy, license, distribute, display, reproduce, transmit, modify, edit, and otherwise exploit your entry in all media now known or later developed.

Sponsor not responsible for unavailable network, failed server or other connections, miscommunications, interrupted, misrouted or scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, electronic or otherwise.  The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the contest period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received by Sponsor due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, of any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing  or downloading any material related to the contest.  The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend this contest should a virus, bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor corrupt the security or proper administration of the contest.  Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.  Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way.  Entrants to abide by the Contest Rules and decisions of the judging panel which are final.

PRIZE/VALUE: One prize winner will be chosen. Fine Gardening’s editors will select a winner based on design appeal, creativity, and photo quality.

The prize is a collection of garden idea books published by The Taunton Press.

Approximate Retail Value: $150.00 (US$)
Total value of prize being awarded: The entire prize offering has a total approximate retail value (ARV) of: $150.00 (US$).

No Prize Transfer or Substitution: No prize or any portion thereof is transferable or redeemable for cash. Any portion of the prize that is not used is forfeited. No substitutions for prize except by Sponsor, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be substituted.

TERMS/CONDITIONS:  No transfer or substitution of prizes.  Employees, officers, and contractors (including immediate family members and members of the same household) of  Sponsors, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, dealers, retailers, vendors of Sponsors, and all other entities associated with this promotion, are not eligible.  By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Contest Sponsor(s) and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from and against any claims made by winners, entrants, or any other third parties, related in any way to the operation of this Contest as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Contest-related activity or participation in this Contest.

TAXES:  Except where prohibited, all federal, state, provincial, local or other tax liabilities, including but not limited to luxury, sales, use, income, VAT, GST, and PST tax, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner.  In the event of a Canadian winner, sponsor will deduct any applicable withholding taxes imposed by the U.S. and applicable state governments from value of prize award and the prize award value will be adjusted accordingly.

WINNING:  On or about November 15, 2010, entries will be reviewed and judged by a panel of qualified judges and one winner will be chosen from all entries.  Judges’ decisions are final. We reserve the right to terminate the contest without choosing any winners if we do not receive entries that we determine to be adequate in number or quality. The grand prize winner will be notified by email within 14 days of selection.  Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.

CLAIMING PRIZES:  The winners must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (or in Canada a Declaration of Compliance) within 10 days of notification, or prize may be forfeited. Winners will also be required to provide proof of age. (Tennessee residents will not be required to sign Publicity Release as a condition of winning a prize.) All prizes will be awarded.  Residents of Canada, in order to win, must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question administered by mail or e-mail at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
WINNER’S LIST: Send self-addressed, stamped envelope by November 30, 2010 to:  Fine Gardening “Jardin-o-Lantern” Contest Winners List Request, PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT 06470.

SPONSOR:  The Taunton Press Inc., Fine Gardening Magazine 63 S. Main Street, PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT  06470-5506.

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  1. Ruth 11/09/2010

    Biochar, we had a technical glitch yesterday afternoon that we fixed, and we do have an entry from you.
    If you wanted to enter something else, please email me today at [email protected]. Send me your title, what you want to say, and attach the photo, and I'll see that it's included in the judging.

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