These are the Official Rules for the 2011 “People Powered Movement Photo Contest”
The 2011 “People Powered Movement Photo Contest” (“Contest”) is sponsored by Alliance for Biking & Walking, PO Box 65150, Washington, DC 20035 (the “Sponsor,” “We,” or “Our”). All inquiries should be directed to People Powered Movement Photo Contest, c/o Carolyn Szczepanski, PO Box 65150, Washington, DC 20035
The Contest is open to anyone 18 years of age or older at the time the Contest commences, subject to limitations on prizes for non-US residents. Employees of the Alliance for Biking & Walking, their immediate family members, and sponsors of this contest can participate but are not eligible to receive prizes. The Contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Judges (and their immediate family members and members of the same households, whether related or not) can participate, but are not eligible to receive prizes. Void where prohibited by law.
Participants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsors which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Contest.
Contest Procedure and Rules
The Sponsors have created a user-generated photo contest that will benefit a Biking & Walking Advocacy Photo Library. By submitting a photo to this contest, you are authorizing the Alliance for Biking & Walking to place your photo into this photo library. In addition, you authorize the Alliance and all members organizations of the Alliance to use the photo for charitable purposes related to advocating for biking and walking. In order to be eligible, you must enter each image in one
of the following seven categories. (If your photo fits the description of more than one category, please determine which is the most appropriate
.) The Alliance reserves the right to switch images to other categories and include photo entries only in categories it deems appropriate.
- Biking – People biking or images that are emblematic of cycling
- Walking – People walking or images that are emblematic of walking
- Biking and Walking – Images that include both biking and walking in the same photo
- Advocates in Action – Photos that show biking and/or walking advocates in action. Examples might include a speaker in front of a supportive crowd at City Hall, advocates holding signs supporting or encouraging biking and walking, or other illustrative advocacy actions.
- Open Streets – Pictures of Open Streets events or initiatives, which temporarily close streets to automobiles, allowing residents to walk, bike, skate, dance and utilize the roadways in countless creative and active ways. These events are growing in popularity around the world, providing a key means to promote not just biking and walking, but community development, too.
- Women – Images of women engaged in biking, walking, and bicycle and pedestrian advocacy. Historically, men have participated in active transportation at higher rates than women — but that trend is changing!
- Equity / Building an Inclusive Movement – Photos of the faces and efforts of the incredible diversity of people, from all racial and economic backgrounds, who walk and bike for transportation and recreation in their unique neighborhoods. Examples might include Major Taylor Bicycle Club rides; outreach efforts to non-English-speaking communities; classes and bicycle giveaways at community cycling centers, recycle-a-bicycle programs and more!
How to enter the contest: Beginning at 12:00 p.m. EDT on August 1, 2011 and continuing until 11:00 p.m. EDT on October 31, 2011, you can visit www.peoplepoweredmovement.org/photocontest (“website”) to upload your photo(s). Photo(s) should:
- Be useful to biking and walking advocacy
- Show the people and faces of biking and walking
- Represent the “everyday” cyclist or walker
- Show diversity
- Have aesthetic quality
- Be generic/universal images
- Be from North America
- Be creative!
- Adhere to category guidelines
Each individual is eligible to submit up to 20 photos. Photographs must be in digital format. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this Contest. All digital files must be 5 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG or .jpg format, and must be at least 300 dpi (dots per inch or pixels per inch). All images must be digitally uploaded. Mailed or shipped entries will not be accepted.
Photos may NOT contain:
- 3rd party stock photography or artwork or any copy
- Nudity, lewd or vulgar behavior; offensive gestures
All entries must be appropriate for all audiences. Photos referencing sex, drugs, or violence will not be accepted as entries. Any photo that includes content that is deemed inappropriate, indecent, obscene, as determined by the Sponsors in their sole discretion, will not be eligible.
Entrants represent and warrant that:
- The photos that they submit are their own original creations and do not infringe any other person’s or entity’s rights;
- They have obtained permission, if applicable (photos with identifiable subjects who are minors and photos whose main subject is a person, require releases from these subjects), from the people featured in the photo to enter this Contest; and
- The submission of the photo will not violate any enforceable agreements or understandings submitter has with any third party.
You can submit up to 20 photos. Submissions must be made in English. Each photo must be submitted in the name of one, and only one, entrant. You must also provide a valid e-mail address when you submit an entry. By entering the Contest you grant the Sponsors the right to contact you regarding your entry, publicize your entry, promote your entry for any other purpose related to the Contest and/or broadcast your entry.
The judges for the People Powered Movement Photo Contest include:
Pasqualina Azzarello, Executive Director, Recycle-A-Bicycle
Karen Brooks, Editor, Bicycle Times
Clarence Eckerson Jr., Director of Video Production, StreetFilms
Jay Ferm, Advocacy Director, Planet Bike
Tony Garcia, Principal, Street Plans Collaborative, and Founder, TransitMiami.com
Joan Harrold, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Bikes Belong
Hannah Henry, Photographer / Artist / Web Guru, PUBLIC bikes
David Niddrie, Photo Editor, Momentum magazine
Lisa Quinn, Executive Director, Feet First
Sarai Synder , Founder/Editor/Photographer, Girl Bike Love
Dorothy Wong , Manager, Team SoCalCross
Bruce Woods, President, National Brotherhood of Cyclists
Web viewers will have a chance to vote and choose 5 photos from each of the seven categories from among the eligible entries, which will display on the Contest website. Judges will narrow the photos to the winning entries.
Grant of Rights in Photos Submitted
Entrants retain their ownership and other rights to their photos except that submission of a photo constitutes the irrevocable right to Sponsors of all rights in the photo, all rights to use, copy, sublicense, edit, modify, make derivative works, publish, exploit, transmit, distribute, publicly perform, publish, delete or display the content of and elements embodied in the photo and the photo itself, in whole or in part, in perpetuity in any and all media (whether now existing or hereafter devised) without limitation, and without consideration or acknowledgment to the entrant and the unconditional right to use the idea and statements about the photo for advertising/publicity purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.
There is no cost to participate in the Contest. No purchase is necessary.
Descriptions: The Grand Prize winner will be awarded an all expense paid bike tour of Tuscany or walking tour in Italy (or VBT Bicycling & Walking Vacations tour of equivalent value), air fare (from certain U.S. east coast airports), lodging, and meals with an approximate total retail value (TRV US$) of $4,295. The second place overall winner will receive a brand new V7, C7 comparable 2012 model bicycle from PUBLIC Bikes, a helmet from Bern Unlimited, a Bike Shopper bag from Ortlieb USA and a “Global Cooling Machine” T-shirt from Planet Bike with approximate TRV of $760. The third place overall winner will receive a helmet from Bern, a Sling-It courier shoulder bag from Ortlieb, a set of bamboo bicycle fenders from Planet Bike and a Fyxation prize pack — including Bikes are Better t-shirt and foot retention, a new set of tires and handlebar grips — with an approximate TRV of $485. The first place winners in each category will be awarded Bike Shopper bicycle bag, Sling-It shoulder bag or Velocity Daypack backpack from Ortlieb (dependent on category), a Bikes are Better t-shirt from Fyxation, a Planet Bike Superflash Tail Light and Blaze One Watt Headlight Set, a pair of Bicycle Times socks, and subscription to Momentum Magazine and Bicycle Times with an approximate TRV of $238. Second place winners in each category will be awarded a Blaze two-watt LED headlight from Planet Bike, a copy of the book “Joyride: Pedaling Toward a Healthier Planet” from Mia Birk, a pair of Bicycle Times socks AND subscription to Momentum Magazine and Bicycle Times with an approximate TRV of $113. Third place winners in each category will be awarded a BRT Strap LED Safety Light from Planet Bike, a pair of Bicycle Times socks and subscription to Momentum Magazine and Bicycle Times with an approximate TRV of $53. The approximate aggregate TRV is $8,370.
In addition, the Grand Prize winner, Second Place winner, Third Place winner, and First Place winners in each category will have their winning photos published in the 2012 March/April issue of Momentum Magazine.
The Sponsors reserve the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. Unless where otherwise stated, prizes are non-transferable, assignable or redeemable for cash.
Winners will be notified via e-mail within approximately seven (7) business days after determination that they are eligible to receive a prize (February 2012). They will be asked to confirm their phone number and mailing address. Entrants who do not provide a valid e-mail address with their initial submission will forfeit any prizes. If an entrant cannot be reached by email within ten (10) business days of the first attempt to notify them, the prizes may be forfeited and the next successful entrant will receive said prizes. Due to shipping costs, only entrants residing in the United States and Canada are eligible to receive prizes.
Contest Judges and the web viewers will select the photos that are the most useful to biking and walking advocacy, show the people and faces of biking and walking, represent the “everyday” cyclist or walker, show diversity, have aesthetic quality, are generic/universal images, are creative, and adhere to category guidelines. At the discretion of the Sponsors, such criteria may not be given equal weight.
The Contest will begin on August 1, 2011. Submissions can be entered starting on August 1, 2011 and will be accepted until October 31, 2011. The initial voting period to select the top 10 photos from each category chosen by web viewers will be held from November 1, 2011 to November 30, 2011. Judges’ voting to select winners from the finalist will follow in early December. Announcement of winners will be made in March 2012. All dates are subject to change at the discretion of the Sponsors.
In such case, that dates are changed or extended, notice of such change will be posted on the Contest website.
Delivery of Prizes
Prizes will be sent by mail to the addresses provided; shipping costs are included. The Sponsors shall not be responsible for misdelivery of any documents and/or prizes provided that the Sponsors address the documents and/or prizes to the address provided by the winner. Due to shipping costs, only entrants residing in the United States and Canada are eligible to receive prizes.
Announcement of Winners
The Sponsors will announce the winners and post their full names and city and state of residence on the web site following the completion of the Contest.
Use of Winners’ Names and Likeness
Each winner who accepts any prize will be deemed thereby to have granted to the Sponsors the right, at any time and from time to time, to print, publish, broadcast and use, worldwide and in any media now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to, the Internet and world wide web, the name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and biographical information of each such winner as news or information and for advertising and promotional purposes without additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.
The Sponsors reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any participant that it determines, in its sole discretion, is ineligible to participate in the Contest. Failure to comply with these rules may result in a participant’s disqualification.
Limitation of Liability
If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsors reserve the right at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the Contest, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. The Sponsors assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Sponsors are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail to be received by the Sponsors on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Contest.
Limitation of Remedies
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL THE SPONSORS OR AFFILIATED ENTITIES OR ITS SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF PROFITS OR HARM TO BUSINESS OR REPUTATION, ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST, POSTING ON OR ACCESS AND/OR DOWNLOAD OF ANY MATERIALS OR INFORMATION FROM ANY WEB SITE OWNED, OPERATED OR CONTROLLED BY THE SPONSORS OR AFFILIATED ENTITIES, OR ACCEPTANCE OR USAGE OF A PAYMENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AND, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DAMAGES FOR BODILY OR PERSONAL INJURY, EVEN IF THE SPONSORS OR ANY AFFILIATED ENTITES, THEIR SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSS. THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF SPONSORS ARISING OUT OF ANY KIND OF CLAIM (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) SHALL NOT EXCEED $1.00. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
The Sponsors reserve the right to suspend, cancel, terminate or modify the Contest without advance notice, and thereafter to re-commence such Contest, if at all, only at such time(s) and upon such terms and conditions as we shall deem reasonable under the circumstances.
If any one or more provisions of these Official Rules are held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect the validity, effect or enforcement of any other provision or provisions of these Official Rules.
A list of winners will be posted on the web site at the conclusion of the Contest. For a copy of the winners list, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: People Powered Movement Photo Contest, c/o Carolyn Szczepanski, PO Box 65150, Washington, DC 20035. For a copy of these official rules send a self-addressed stamped envelope to above address marked People Powered Movement Photo Contest, Attn: Rules.
You may submit up to 20 photos. Photos should be in .jpg (JPEG) format, only. The total upload cannot exceed 30 MB.
Each photo may be submitted to ONLY ONE CATEGORY.