The Jumpstart Contest (the "Contest") is run by PhotoShelter, Inc. ("PhotoShelter). For purposes of the Contest, each qualifying entry that you submit during the Contest will be called a "Contest Entry." MAKING A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Subject to these Contest Terms you must be at least 18 years of age and have a PhotoShelter Basic, Standard or Pro account in good standing at the time of entry into the Contest and at the time winners are chosen, to be eligible for the Contest. PhotoShelter will have the right at its sole discretion to determine whether an entrant is eligible for the Contest. PhotoShelter may disqualify, at its sole discretion, Contest Entries (including, without limitation, content submitted in connection therewith) that (a) are in violation of third party rights or law or regulation, (b) are substantially similar to another Contest Entry already submitted in this Contest, or (c) use inappropriate or explicit language or images, or display content that PhotoShelter otherwise finds objectionable or inconsistent with PhotoShelter's brand image, goodwill, or Terms and Conditions of Use. The Contest will open on January 9, 2013. All entries must be made by 12:01 AM EST on March 1, 2013. One Grand Prize winner, 3 Gold winners and 10 Silver winners will be announced March 15, 2013. Winners will be notified via phone and/or email.
Winners will be selected, in PhotoShelter's sole discretion, based on the entrants' recent efforts to grow their business, their business plans for 2013, and their commitment to the photography community at large.
One eligible Grand Prize winner will be selected by PhotoShelter and will receive the following package of goods and services valued at $15,000: A minimum of one hour of time with each of the Advisory Board members listed on www.photoshelter.com/jumpstart. The time should focus on photography business-related topics, such as your business strategy/challenges or ways to grow your business or improve your photography technique. These consulting sessions may occur over the phone, via Skype or in person, depending on the preference of the Advisory Board member. Timing is subject to the availability of the Advisory Board member, but all sessions must take place by December 31, 2013. A detailed list of the number of hours each Advisory Board member will make available will be provided to the winner upon prize announcement. The Grand Prize winner will also receive a Canon 6D and EF 24-105MM F/4L IS USM lens and a $2,000 credit to Calumet Photographic for the purchase of any Calumet Photographic-branded product(s). This credit must be used by December 31, 2013.
Three eligible Gold Prize winners will be selected by PhotoShelter, and each will receive their choice of a membership to American Photographic Artists (Professional Photographer level), American Society of Media Photographers (Merit Member level), American Society of Picture Professionals (Accredited General level), or the National Press Photographers Association (Professional Membership level). Should a Gold Prize winner already be a member of the association of their choosing, he/she will be provided a credit toward the following year's membership at the level of membership stated above*. The Gold Prize winners will also each receive a complimentary year of a PhotoShelter Pro Account ($49.99/month) and a $150 gift certificate to Calumet Photographic for the purchase of any Calumet Photographic-branded product(s). This credit must be used by December 31, 2013.
Ten eligible Silver Prize winners will be selected by PhotoShelter and will receive a complimentary year of a PhotoShelter Pro account ($49.99/month).
If you accept a prize, you will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to accepting such prize.
By submitting a Contest Entry or accepting any prize, you represent and warrant the following: (a) you will not submit content that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the content and to grant PhotoShelter all of the rights granted herein; (b) you will not publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage PhotoShelter or any third party; (c) you will not submit content that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate or destructive to PhotoShelter's brand image or goodwill; (d) you will not post advertisements or solicitations of business; (e) PhotoShelter will not be obligated to pay any compensation to, or permit any participation by, any third party in connection with the use, reproduction, modification, publication, display or other exploitation of any of the content that you submit; and (f) the content submitted by you does not contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms or other disabling devices or harmful code.
By entering this Contest, you agree to be bound by these Contest Terms. To the maximum extent permitted by law, PhotoShelter reserves the right to change these Contest Terms at any time. You further agree to be bound by the decisions of PhotoShelter and the judges which shall be final and binding in all respects. PhotoShelter reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the Contest Entry process or the operation of the Contest or web site; violates the Contest Terms; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
YOU AGREE THAT PHOTOSHELTER AND EACH OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATED COMPANIES AND ALL THEIR ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER IN CONNECTION WITH THIS CONTEST AND, YOU SHALL HOLD THEM HARMLESS FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND THAT YOU OR OTHERS MAY INCUR AS A CONSEQUENCE OF YOU PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST OR YOUR ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF A PRIZE. BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, YOU EXPLICITLY RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS PHOTOSHELTER AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE SHAREHOLDERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, ONE AND ALL (COLLECTIVELY, "RELEASED PARTIES"), FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, ACTIONS, CAUSES OF ACTION, DAMAGES, ACTUAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL, CLAIMS AND DEMANDS WHATSOEVER IN LAW OR EQUITY, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES AND/OR EXPERTS FEES AND COSTS, WHICH YOU NOW HAVE OR MAY ACQUIRE, BY REASON OF ANY PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, LOSS OR OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, OR ANY REASON, OCCURRING DURING OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST AND THE ACCEPTANCE AND USE OR MISUSE OF A PRIZE. THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY WHICH MAY BE CAUSED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FROM YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST OR RECEIPT OR USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE. YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES HAVE NEITHER MADE NOR ARE IN ANY MANNER RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE (EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR LAW) IN CONNECTIONS WITH ANY PRIZE OR THE USE OR ENJOYMENT OF SUCH PRIZE. ALL PRIZES ARE AWARDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY SORT, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
If any provision of these Contest Terms are held to be illegal or unenforceable, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these terms and conditions shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. PhotoShelter reserves the right, at 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 Contest Terms. The Contest is governed by and shall be construed under the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A., without regard to the conflicts of law provisions therein. All disputes in connection with the subject matter of these Contest Terms will be determined by the state or federal courts located in New York County, New York. These Contest Terms set forth the entire agreement, and supersede any and all prior agreements of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. No change, modification or waiver to these Official Contest Terms will be effective against PhotoShelter unless in writing and signed by PhotoShelter.
*If any winner is a current General Member or Associate Plus member of the American Society of Media Photographers, they may elect to receive a credit towards specialty portfolios in the Findaphotographer searchable database.