You agree that all of the following terms and conditions will apply to your participation in all photography and other types of contests on the beautifulphotoawards Website:
A. beautifulphotoawards Contests Will Comply With California Law
All beautifulphotoawards Contests on the beautifulphotoawards Website will be conducted in accordance with the laws of the State of California (Calif. Bus. & Prof. Code sections 17539-17529.3, 17359.35). This means that all beautifulphotoawards Contests are real contests in which at least a majority of the participants will have failed to win, and all beautifulphotoawards Contests will comply with the following requirements:
- The nature of the beautifulphotoawards Contest and number of contestants will be disclosed.
- The exact nature and approximate value of prizes or items of value won by participants in each beautifulphotoawards Contest will be disclosed.
- The deadline for submissions to each specific beautifulphotoawards Contest will be disclosed.
- The opportunity to win a prize will not be conditioned on a minimum number of entries or contest participants.
- beautifulphotoawards will keep detailed records of each beautifulphotoawards Contest for at least two years after all the prizes are awarded.
- In addition, all beautifulphotoawards Contests will clearly and conspicuously disclose each of the following:
- The maximum amount of money, including postage and handling fees, which a participant may be asked to pay to win each of the prizes offered.
- The date(s) upon which the contest will terminate, and upon which all prizes will be awarded.
- Whether future contests or tie-breakers, if any, will be significantly more difficult than the initial contest, and the method of determining prize winners if a tie remains after completion of the last tie breaker.
B. Verification Of Winners And Delivery Of Prizes
The method of selection, as well as the selection, of contest winners shall be determined by beautifulphotoawards in its sole discretion. The beautifulphotoawards team, deemed as resident judges/curators or any other assigned beautifulphotoawards team member, can (i) select the winners of any contest, or (ii) provide a preliminary list of finalists to any guest or exterior judge/curator, or beautifulphotoawards Partner to select the winners, including the grand winner and runners up, of a specific contest, (iii) solicit votes from Users of the beautifulphotoawards Website and/or any members of the public and declare winners based upon the number of votes obtained, and/or (iv) determine contest winners in any manner not prohibited by the laws of the State of California. After judging, voting and/or any other method to select winners has finished, the potential winners will be notified in accordance with the contact information provided in their respective User Submissions by mail, courier, email or other method chosen by beautifulphotoawards, beautifulphotoawards’s Partners and/or the beautifulphotoawards’s Sponsors in its their discretion. beautifulphotoawards, any beautifulphotoawards Partner, or any beautifulphotoawards Sponsor reserves the right to verify winners collectively or one or more at a time, as it deems appropriate and expedient in its their discretion, and in whatever order it they chooses. To be confirmed as a winner and to be awarded the prize, the winning User will be required to confirm its ownership of the copyright and any other applicable intellectual property and/or other rights to the User Submission (“Required Confirmation”). Should a prize notification or prize addressed to a particular winning User be returned as undeliverable, beautifulphotoawards, beautifulphotoawards’s Partner and/or beautifulphotoawards’s Sponsor will not resend the notice (whether by the same or another method), research the winning User's address nor make any further attempts at delivery. That User will be deemed to have withdrawn from the beautifulphotoawards Contest and given up the User’s right to receive the prize notification or the prize. In the case that winner's User’s shipping address is located in a Country or area designated by beautifulphotoawards, beautifulphotoawards’s Sponsors and/or beautifulphotoawards’s Partners as undeliverable, they reserve their rights to provide a cash payment sent via Paypal of equal value of to the announced prize instead of the specific announced prize.
Winners will be announced after the Required Confirmation is received and the respective winners are confirmed. beautifulphotoawards, beautifulphotoawards’s Sponsors and/or beautifulphotoawards’s Partners reserves the right to announce prize winners collectively, one at a time, or in any order or clusters as it deems appropriate in their discretion, except that the winner of the Judged or Most Votes Prize will be announced within thirty (30) days of the date on which the Required Confirmation are received from such winner. Winners will receive their prizes within thirty (30) days of beautifulphotoawards, beautifulphotoawards’s Partner and/or beautifulphotoawards’s Sponsor announcement of the winners. The reward and prizes and/or any other rewards are subject to change at any time without notice in the sole discretion of beautifulphotoawards, beautifulphotoawards’s Partners and/or beautifulphotoawards’s Sponsors, to the extent and under the circumstances permitted by California law.
C. Contest Entrant’s Release:
By entering the Contest, each User releases and holds harmless beautifulphotoawards, beautifulphotoawards’s Partners and/or beautifulphotoawards’s Sponsors and any participating prize providers, as well as any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agencies (collectively, the "Promotion Entities"), against any and all claims, demands and liabilities arising out of or relating to the Contest, User's (and each individual member of User's) participation in the Contest and/or any Contest-related activity, including, without limitation, from winner's use or misuse of a prize or any portion thereof. Prize winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Contest and/or use/redemption of any prize.
D. Payments from beautifulphotoawards to User
Payments from beautifulphotoawards to User will be implemented as a PayPal transfer. User must own a legitimate PayPal account in order to receive payment.