KPHO & KTVK OFFICIAL RULES - Monsoon Photo Contest Presented by Flood Control District of Maricopa County

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. 

The Monsoon Photo Contest presented by Flood Control District of Maricopa County entry period begins Monday, June 19, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) and ends Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. MST.  Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. MST on August 20, 2017, to be eligible. Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.  Station’s clock will be the official clock for the sweepstakes.

SPONSORS:  KPHO-TV/KPHO Broadcasting Corporation, 5555 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013, KTVK-TV/KPHO Broadcasting Corporation, 5555 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013, and Flood Control District of Maricopa County, 2801 West Durango Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009.

ENTRY:   Go to www.azfamily.com/photo, complete the online entry form and upload up to ten (10) original monsoon weather-related photos. Appropriate subjects include dust storms, rain, flooding, lightning, storm clouds, etc. Give a brief description of each photo in the space provided. Submit your completed entry form and uploaded photos to register and receive one (1) entry per photo. If uploading multiple photos, each photo must be unique in order to constitute a separate entry. Photos may be in black and white or color.

Photo Requirements:

  • must be .jpeg image formats and cannot exceed 3MB.
  • must be taken by you or at your direction (non-professional), unpublished and may not have won any prize or award.
  • must not contain material that violates or infringes the rights of another, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement.
  • must not contain brand names or trademarks.
  • must be taken in Arizona during current monsoon season (June 19 – August 20, 2017). 

Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to reject, disqualify, modify, edit, and revise any photos that Sponsors deem obscene, defamatory, profane, offensive, lewd, pornographic, false, misleading, deceptive, or otherwise inconsistent with their editorial standards, audience expectations, or reputational interests or that Sponsors believe may violate any applicable law or regulation or the rights of any third party.  Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to verify any element of any entry or related materials, request additional information and to disqualify any entrant whose participation may subject the Contest, Sponsors, or Sponsors' advertisers, clients, or customers to controversy, negative publicity, scorn, or ridicule.

LIMIT:  Multiple entries from one (1) email address/person will be accepted but each entry must be separate and unique. Up to ten (10) monsoon photos per email address/person are permitted.  No group entries. 

ELIGIBILITY:  Legal residents of Arizona in the KPHO-TV and KTVK-TV viewing area in Apache, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Kingman, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pinal and Yavapai counties who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry are eligible to enter, except employees of Sponsors, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the contest and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries and members of their immediate families or household members. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses.  “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.  Winners of a prize from KPHO within the past thirty (30) days from the beginning date of this contest are not eligible.

WINNER SELECTION:

There will be two (2) rounds:

Round 1:  The online voting begins on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 12:01 p.m. MST and ends on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. MST. Go to www.azfamily.com/photo and vote for up to three (3) photos per person (with a valid email address) per day.  The ten (10) entries receiving the highest total number of online votes will move on to Round 2. In the event of a tie among entries receiving the highest total number of votes, all tied entries will move on to Round 2. Voting results are unofficial until verified by Sponsors. Decision of Sponsors are final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than ten (10) finalists, if in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries. Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this promotion if not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, force majeure or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsors or Aptivada, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or integrity of the contest.

Round 2:  On or about Sunday, September 3, 2017, at approximately 1:00 p.m., MST, a panel of three (3) judges from KTVK/KPHO will judge the top ten (10) entries of Round 1 based on the following criteria:

  • monsoon relevance of photo; 45 possible points
  • quality of photo; 35 possible points
  • description of photo; 20 possible points

Total possible points: 100

Following Round 2 judging, one (1) winner will be determined. In the event of a tie, the winning entry will be the entry with the highest score in the monsoon relevance criterion.

  • One (1) grand prize winner will receive a $500.00 Visa gift card, valid anywhere Visa is accepted. Approximate Retail Value: $500.00. Gift card is subject to issuer terms and conditions.  One (1) prize per household.   

Potential winner will be notified by phone and/or email on or about Friday, September 8, 2017 at approximately 11:00 a.m. MST, and winner will be responsible for picking up the prize at KPHO-TV/ KTVK-TV’s address (5555 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013) within five (5) business days of notification. Decision of Sponsors are final and binding in all respects.

Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize (or portions thereof) of equal or greater value if prize (or portions thereof) cannot be awarded as described. Sponsors will determine all elements of prizing in their sole discretion. Prize may not be assigned, transferred, changed or redeemed for cash, except at the sole discretion of Sponsors.Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee express or implied by Sponsors. Sponsors disclaim all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any third-party product or service accepted by the winner. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules.Entrants agree to be bound by Official Rules and agree that if any winner fails to provide proof of identity, refuses to provide required documentation, is found to have violated the Official Rules or otherwise does not meet eligibility criteria, prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner with the next highest score. Entrants understand that Sponsors are not liable for injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in this promotion and acceptance, possession and use of prize. Sponsors are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prize. Decision of Sponsors are final and binding in all respects.

PRIVACY:  By entering this sweepstakes, you are opting-in to receive promotional materials from KPHO-TV, KTVK-TV and/or our affiliates, advertisers, or other business partners. If you "opt in" to receiving such promotional materials, KPHO-TV and KTVK-TV reserves the right to release any personally identifiable registration information regarding you to third parties who provide goods or services that KPHO-TV or KTVK-TV believes may be of interest to you. If you decide that you would like to discontinue receiving promotional information from such third parties, please contact those third parties directly.  For more information about how KPHO-TV/KTVK-TV uses the information you provide, see their privacy policy at http://www.azfamily.com/story/18990/this-web-sites-privacy-policy?autostart=true?autostart=true. For more information about how Flood Control District of Maricopa County uses the information you provide, see the privacy policy at https://fcd.maricopa.gov/124/Site-Terms-Privacy-Policy. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO SHARE YOUR INFORMATION, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES.

OTHER:  Sponsors and Aptivada assume no responsibility for entries or votes they are unable to process due to network, hardware or other technical failures; or any other reason, or incomplete, damaged, misdirected, or lost entries or votes. Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the voting process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsors further reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this promotion if not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, force majeure or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsors or Aptivada, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or integrity of the contest. In the event of cancellation, Sponsors reserve the right to award the prize(s) to an eligible, non-suspect, entry received prior to date of cancellation.  The use of automated entry systems or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the contest is prohibited.  In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the holder of an established email account associated with the entry.  The contest and all of the related pages, contents and code are the copyright of Aptivada, and/or Sponsors. Copying or unauthorized use of any copyrighted materials, trademarks or any other intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.

RELEASES:  Entrants authorize the Sponsors to use their name, photo submission(s), voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials in promotional material and for advertising, public relations and editorial purposes worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner’s list, if applicable, without further compensation unless prohibited by law.  Sponsors are not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsors’ sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation.  Except where prohibited by law:  (i) entry constitutes permission for Sponsors to use winner’s entry, photo submission(s), name, hometown, likeness, photograph, voice and statements regarding this contest in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the contest, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner’s list, if applicable; (ii) potential winner will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Ownership/Liability Release, License of Pre-Existing Work and  Publicity Release within five (5) business days of notification.  If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to claim prize, or fails to respond to the winner notification, the potential winner is disqualified and the prize is forfeited.  If forfeited, the finalist receiving the second-highest score will be named the winner and notified.  By participating and winning a prize, winner releases Sponsors, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and agents, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from any and all liability with respect to the prize won and participation in the contest. Subject to all U.S. federal, Arizona state and local laws and regulations.  Void where prohibited.  Applicable taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. For the winner’s list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope after Saturday, September 30, 2017, to Winner’s List, 2017 Monsoon Photo Contest at the KPHO-TV/ KTVK-TV address above.

KPHO and KTVK’S website Terms of Service applies to all entries:

You may submit any text, images, data, or other materials (“Content”) to the Web site. In so doing, you acknowledge and agree that you grant to KPHO and KTVK a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide right and license to:

Link to, use, reproduce, transmit, modify, adapt, publish, display, perform, distribute, and translate such Content without notice, attribution or payment to you. Sublicense such Content (in whole or in part) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such material without notice, attribution or payment to you. Further, by submitting Content to the Web site, you acknowledge that you have the authority to grant such rights to Sponsor and use of the Content by KPHO and KTVK will not violate the rights of any third-party. You further acknowledge that the burden of determining whether any Content posted or transmitted to the Web site by you is protected by copyright or will otherwise violate the rights of any third-party rests solely with you. KPHO, KTVK and its subsidiaries, licensees and third-party content providers and licensors have the right to assert and enforce these provisions relating to the submission of Content directly or on its own behalf.

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