Enter the Holidays With My Pet Photo Contest!

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#HolidaysWithMyPet Photo Contest 2017

Enter the Holidays With My Pet Photo Contest!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! This holiday season, we’ve partnered with Cats of Instagram and the Cute Pet Club in search of the world’s cutest holiday pet photos to raise awareness about the importance of adoption. Millions of animals enter shelters each year, so help us spread the word about how great rescue pets can be!

Every Friday from December 15th to January 5th, we’ll be picking our favorite photo to receive a holiday prize pack, including matching holiday sweaters for you and your pet from Tito's Handmade Vodka! Plus, each winning pet will have their story featured on the ASPCA Instagram account. One Grand Prize Winner will receive an extra special gift and a feature on @Cats_of_Instagram!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! This holiday season, we’ve partnered with Cats of Instagram and the Cute Pet Club in search of the world’s cutest holiday pet photos to raise awareness about the importance of adoption. Millions of animals enter shelters each year, so help us spread the word about how great rescue pets can be!

Every Friday from December 15th to January 5th, we’ll be picking our favorite photo to receive a holiday prize pack, including matching holiday sweaters for you and your pet from Tito's Handmade Vodka! Plus, each winning pet will have their story featured on the ASPCA Instagram account. One Grand Prize Winner will receive an extra special gift and a feature on @Cats_of_Instagram!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! This holiday season, we’ve partnered with Cats of Instagram and the Cute Pet Club in search of the world’s cutest holiday pet photos to raise awareness about the importance of adoption. Millions of animals enter shelters each year, so help us spread the word about how great rescue pets can be!

Every Friday from December 15th to January 5th, we’ll be picking our favorite photo to receive a holiday prize pack, including matching holiday sweaters for you and your pet from Tito's Handmade Vodka! Plus, each winning pet will have their story featured on the ASPCA Instagram account. One Grand Prize Winner will receive an extra special gift and a feature on @Cats_of_Instagram!

Tell us the very best thing about sharing the holidays with your rescued pet! *


ASPCA® Holidays With My Pet Photo Contest
OFFICIAL RULES

The ASPCA invites pet owners to enter its Holidays With My Pet Photo Contest (the “Contest”) for a chance to win one of four (4) prize packs valued at $50, which are more fully described below, and have your submitted story and photo featured on the ASPCA Instagram®. Additionally, a grand prize winner will be selected from all four (4) winning entries and have their photo featured on Cats of Instagram. By submitting an entry, you agree to abide by the following rules, terms and legal conditions (the “Rules”). NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. MUST BE 18 OR OLDER TO ENTER*. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

Term

The Contest submission period shall begin at 5:00 p.m.. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on December 12th, 2017, and end at 11:59 p.m. EST on January 4th, 2017. One (1) winner will be chosen each Friday of the contest period and notified via Instagram. Entries must be submitted by 11:45 p.m. on January 4th, 2017 to be considered. Entries submitted after that time will not be accepted. The fourth winner and grand prize winner will be selected on January 5th, 2017.

Who May Enter

The Contest is limited to legal U. S. residents. Residents of Alabama, Iowa, Montana, New Mexico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Utah are expressly excluded from participating. ASPCA employees and their families are not eligible to enter. However, ASPCA volunteers and those who have adopted an animal from the ASPCA are eligible to enter.

What and How to Enter

Only one (1) entry may be submitted per person (each, a “Contestant”). Contestants must submit one (1) photo on Instagram of their pet as well as a summary, in fifty (50) words or less, on what they find special about having their pet at home for the holidays. The photo must be a digital image that you believe visually communicates the spirit of having a pet at home for the holidays. Both a written summary and photo are required for entry. Incomplete entries will not be considered. Multiple entries are not permitted. Entries become the property of the ASPCA and will not be returned.

The Contest is sponsored by the ASPCA exclusively and is not endorsed, administered by, associated with or sponsored, in whole or in part, by Instagram. By participating in the Contest, you agree to comply with Instagram’s site rules, and you release Instagram from any and all responsibility and/or liability resulting from your participation in the Contest.

Please see https://help.instagram.com/478745558852511?helpref=page_content for additional information.

Contestants must provide their name and email address for purposes of being notified as the winner. Contestants shall have the option to be contacted by the ASPCA in the future for marketing purposes, however, receiving future contact from the ASPCA is not a condition to participation and choosing not to be contacted by the ASPCA in the future will not impact your odds of being selected as the winner of the Contest.

Judging and Prizes

There will be a total of four (4) prizes, each valued at $50 - three (3) runner-up prizes and one (1) grand prize. The four (4) Contestants who submit the most compelling responses and most creative photos that best visually represent the written entry will receive an ASPCA branded item and an item courtesy of Tito’s Handmade Vodka® and will be featured on the ASPCA Instagram. The grand prize winner will also be featured on the Cats of Instagram page.

Four (4) winners will be selected based on the quality of the written response, including without limitation, responses which clearly articulate positive elements of having pets in the home during the holiday season, as well the most creative corresponding photo submission that best visually communicates the same. The grand prize winner will be selected based on submitting the best photo of all four (4) winning entries. Judging of entries will be conducted by a select panel of ASPCA professionals and the winners will be selected in the sole and absolute discretion of the ASPCA. All determinations with respect to winners shall be final. No other prizes will be awarded. All local, state and federal taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners.

Your Rights

Contestants shall retain all rights in the content of their entry submission. However, by submitting your text for this Contest, you grant the ASPCA a world-wide, irrevocable, perpetual, sub-licensable, unrestricted royalty-free right to use your submitted name/text for any purposes to promote the ASPCA’s mission of providing effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.

In addition, if selected as a winner, you agree to grant the ASPCA a world-wide, irrevocable, sub-licensable, perpetual, unrestricted royalty-free right to use the submitted photo(s) on the ASPCA’s website, social media platform(s) and other marketing materials as determined by the ASPCA in its sole and absolute discretion.

Do the Right Thing!

Contestants must, at all times, act in the best interests of the welfare of the animals in their care and with utmost integrity and sportsmanship in participation. Any Contestant deemed by the ASPCA, in its sole and absolute discretion, to be jeopardizing the welfare of animals or otherwise acting in a manner which is not representative of fair and honest participation, will be immediately disqualified from participation in the Contest and will no longer be eligible to receive a Prize. Any decision made by the ASPCA regarding disqualification of a Contestant will be final and binding and will not be subject to appeal or protest. The ASPCA may or may not notify a disqualified Contestant of his/her removal from the Contest, however, failure to so notify shall not create any right of appeal of the ASPCA’s decision for any such disqualified Contestant.

Miscellaneous

By entering the Contest, you are confirming that you are at least 18 years of age and the sole owner of all information submitted to the ASPCA (or you have received permission from the owner to submit on his /her behalf).

By submitting an entry, no expectation is created that you will be awarded a Prize. Prizes will be awarded by the ASPCA in accordance with the Rules set forth herein and applicable state and federal laws.

Entries are subject to the ASPCA’s Privacy Policy located at: https://www.aspca.org/about-us/privacy-policy.

This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Contestants shall have no right of approval, no claim for compensation, and no claim (including without limitation, claims based on invasion of privacy, defamation or right of publicity) arising out of any use by the ASPCA of your name, likeness or materials. Each Contestant releases and holds the ASPCA and its directors, officers, employees, representatives, and/or agents harmless from and against any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest.

The ASPCA is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of data in this Contest or in the running of this Contest.

The ASPCA is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims any liability arising from: (i) the use of information by third parties, or from any error, defect, omission, theft, destruction or alteration of, or unauthorized access to, Contest entries; (ii) any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to the Contest website; (iii) technical, network, electronic, computer, hardware or software failures of any kind; and/or (iv) injury or damage to any Contestant or to any other person, or to any Contestant’s (or other person’s) computer, other equipment, relating to or resulting from participation in the Contest, or from downloading materials or accessing the Contest.

If, for any reason, the ASPCA determines that the Contest is not capable of continuing as planned, ASPCA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.

The construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these rules, and all issues and questions relating thereto, shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to its conflict of law rules. In the event that any provision of these rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, such determination shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision, and these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.

*All state laws must be complied with for purposes of recognizing the age of majority for participation in contests. No one under the age of 18 shall be allowed to enter. Please consult your individual state laws for additional guidance.

 
 
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