My Snapshot competition: Terms & Conditions

By submitting a photo to My Snapshot you agree to the following terms of use. Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these rules. The Indianapolis Museum of Art (the “IMA”) reserves the right to amend the Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice. All changes will be posted on the IMA’s website at www.imamuseum.org/mysnapshot. The Contest commences at 10 a.m. Eastern Time on June 8, 2012, and ends at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time on September 3, 2012 (the "Promotion Period"). The Contest is sponsored by and prizes provided by Roberts Cameras, 255 South Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46225.

(1) Eligibility: The Contest is offered and open only to natural persons, age 18 and older as of the date of entry, who are legal residents of the United States of America for the duration of the Contest. Employees, independent contractors, officers, and directors, vendors and legal advisors of the IMA, and the immediate family members and persons living in the same household of such persons, are not eligible to participate in the Contest although they may upload photographs to the Contest website. Void where prohibited by law. Offer not valid in Arizona, Florida, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. At the IMA’s discretion, it may ask for proof that award of any prize is permissible in the apparent winner's jurisdiction and if the IMA, in its sole discretion, believes that a prize may not be permissible, it may make the award to an alternate entrant chosen in the same manner who appears to be eligible. Note that anyone who submits a photograph to the Contest via email but does not enter all relevant details including, but not limited to, a username, tags, title of the photograph, and an actual image will not be eligible for the Contest and the image will not be uploaded on the Contest website.

(2) Rules of Submission: An eligible participant may either submit his or her image via email or by online form. There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted by one individual entrant. Any person that submits an image to the Contest via email must also paste the following text verbatim into the body of the email: “I agree with the Terms and Conditions of this competition.” Entries must not contain any photographs that are obscene, vulgar, pornographic, hateful, threatening, racist, sexist, discriminatory or which otherwise violate any local or federal laws. The IMA reserves the right to remove any such photograph from the Contest at its sole discretion. All photographs submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that any photographs he or she submits has been taken with the permission of the subject and do not infringe on the copyright of any third party or any laws. Entrants must warrant that the photographs they are submitting are their own work and that they own the copyright for it. Copyright in all photographs submitted for this Contest remain with the respective entrants. However, each entrant agrees to grant to the IMA a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual license to feature any or all of the submitted photographs in any of its publications, its websites, and/or in any promotional or exhibition material connected to this Contest or other future uses as the IMA determines. Each entrant will also permit the IMA to use his or her name in connection with his or her photograph.

(3) Winners: A jury chosen by the IMA will select three (3) winners each month at the beginning of July, August, and September 2012. Prizes will also be awarded to the (3) photographers whose photos at the end of the end of the Promotion Period have the highest number of popular votes. Winners will be notified by e-mail. All decisions by the IMA in regard to this Contest are final and binding in all respects. In order to claim a prize, a winner may be required to complete an affidavit or declaration of eligibility and/or liability and publicity release which must be signed and returned so that it is received within seven (7) days of date printed on notification or an alternate winner will be selected by the jury. If a selected winner is ineligible in any way, the entry will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected. If a selected winner is not of the age of majority in that winner's state of residence, the prize may be awarded to the winner's parent or legal guardian. The IMA will not be responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected or unsuccessful efforts to notify winners. Accepting a prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use the winner's name, voice, hometown and/or likeness for promotional purposes without further compensation. The IMA will not replace a lost or stolen prize.

(4) Prizes: The prizes for (3) monthly winners selected by the Jury will consist of:

ONE (1) FIRST PRIZE: one (1) Nikon Coolpix S4000 digital camera. The camera will be awarded to the Entrant whose Entry, after eliminating any disqualified Entries or Entrants, received the highest score from the Judges.

ONE (1) SECOND PRIZE: one (1) $25 (twenty-five dollars) Roberts Cameras gift card. The card will be awarded to the Entrant whose Entry, after eliminating any disqualified Entries or Entrants, received the second highest score from the Judges.

ONE (1) THIRD PRIZE: four (4) temporary exhibition tickets to be valid for any paid temporary exhibitions at the IMA within a year from issuing. The tickets will be awarded to the Entrant whose Entry, after eliminating any disqualified Entries or Entrants, received the third highest score from the Judges.

The prizes for (3) popular winners selected at the end of the Promotion Period will consist of:

ONE (1) FIRST PRIZE: one (1) Nikon Coolpix S4000 digital camera, one (1) $25 (twenty-five dollars) Roberts Cameras gift card and four (4) temporary exhibition tickets to be valid for any paid temporary exhibitions at the IMA within a year from issuing. These prizes will be awarded to the Entrant whose Entry, after eliminating any disqualified Entries or Entrants, received the highest score from the competition’s website visitors.

ONE (1) SECOND PRIZE: one (1) Nikon Coolpix S4000 digital camera, one (1) $25 (twenty-five dollars) Roberts Cameras gift card. These prizes will be awarded to the Entrant whose Entry, after eliminating any disqualified Entries or Entrants, received the second highest score from the competition’s website visitors.

ONE (1) THIRD PRIZE: one (1) $25 (twenty-five dollars) Roberts Cameras gift card and four (4) temporary exhibition tickets to be valid for any paid temporary exhibitions at the IMA within a year from issuing. These prizes will be awarded to the Entrant whose Entry, after eliminating any disqualified Entries or Entrants, received the third highest score from the competition’s website visitors.

(5) Conduct: By entering this Contest, you agree to be bound by these rules. Decisions of the judges are final and binding in all respects. The IMA reserves the right at its discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process, either in person or by mail; to be acting in violation of the Terms or Conditions; or to be acting in a disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

(6) Applicable Laws: These Terms and Conditions and the rights and obligations of both entrants and the IMA created hereunder are to be interpreted according to the laws of the state of Indiana.