2017 T+L PHOTO CONTEST Official Rules

2017 TRAVEL+LEISURE PHOTO CONTEST

OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY

HOW TO ENTER:  

The contest consists of two (2) rounds.  Round One begins 12:01 P.M. EDT on October 2, 2017 and ends 11:59 A.M. EDT on October 30, 2017.  Round Two begins 12:01 P.M. EDT on November 13, 2017 and ends 11:59 A.M. EDT on December 7, 2017.  To enter Round One, go to http://www.travelandleisure.com/photos and follow instructions to submit your original photographs.  Photographs must be in digital format. Only online entries will be eligible. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this Contest.  All digital files must be 10 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG, .jpg or .png format.  The ten (10) finalists selected in Round One will proceed to Round Two.

To enter Round Two, finalists will follow instructions provided in the email sent by Travel + Leisure notifying them that they have been selected. Each finalist will submit a portfolio of photos as their entry for Round Two.

Public voting begins 12:01 P.M. EDT on November 22, 2017 and ends 11:59 A.M. EDT on December 7, 2017.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any votes for any reason, including but not limited to fraud.

Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, or incomplete entries not received for any reason.  Entries become sole property of Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned.  By entering, Entrant warrants that his or her entry (1) is original and does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party, (2) has not been published in any medium or (3) has not won an award.

JUDGING:

Judging consists of two (2) rounds of evaluation.  In Round One, a panel of Travel + Leisure editors selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion ("Judges") will select ten (10) finalists from among all eligible submission based on the following criteria: Composition of photo (25%); Originality (25%); Overall Charm and Appeal of Photo (25%) and Appropriateness to Contest Theme (25%).  The finalists selected in Round One will proceed to Round Two. In the event of a tie, the person among the tied entries with the highest score in Originality is the Winner.  Incomplete and/or inaccurate entries and entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification.  Decisions of judges are final and binding.  Round One finalists will be notified by email starting on November 6, 2017, and will have 3 business days to respond and agree to participate in Round Two.  Any finalist who does not respond within 3 business days of our first contact will risk forfeiting the prize and an alternate finalist may be selected.

In Round Two, "Judges" will select one (1) Grand Prize Winner from among the finalists based on the following criteria: Composition of the photo (20%); Originality of the photo (20%); Overall Charm and Appeal of Photo (20%), Quality of Portfolio (20%), and User Voting (20%).  In the event of a tie, the person among the tied entries with the highest score in Originality is the Winner.  Incomplete and/or inaccurate entries and entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification.  Decisions of judges are final and binding.  The Grand Prize Winner will be notified by email starting on December 8, 2017, and will have 3 business days to respond.  If the winner does not respond within 3 business days of our first contact will risk forfeiting the prize and an alternate winner may be selected.

ELIGIBILITY: 

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 19 years or older at time of entry ("Entrant(s)").  Void where prohibited by law.  Employees of Sponsor and its promotional partners and their respective parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies (and members of their immediate family and/or those living in the same of household of each such employee) are not eligible. 

PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE:

One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a 7-night trip for two to Chiang Mai, Thailand.  Approximate Retail Value: $6,453.  Prize includes $2,000 check for airfare, and a voucher for a 7-night stay at the 137 Pillars House hotel, which includes breakfast, roundtrip airport transfer, set dinner and spa treatment for two persons.  Hotel voucher is valid from January 5, 2018 to December 20, 2019. The grand prize trip must be taken by or before December 20, 2019. Blackout periods include long weekends, public holidays and festivals. Winner is responsible for all taxes and all other expenses not included in the prize package, including, without limitation, ground travel, parking, meals, room service, souvenirs, phone calls, incidentals, tips, and other personal expenses. The prize is non-refundable, non-transferable, has no cash alternative and has no cancelation value once booked.  Note that travel to foreign countries cannot be guaranteed and Sponsor cannot be held responsible if the trip is delayed or cancelled to due circumstances beyond its control.  Other restrictions may apply.  Prize winners are responsible for acquiring any necessary visas and ensuring they have a valid passport for the period of travel.

Ten (10) Finalists will receive one (1) The Carry-On from Away in the color of their choosing.  Approximate Retail Value: $225.00. 

All other expenses not specified herein are the responsibility of the Winner.  ALL TAXES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNERS.  The prize is awarded without warranty, express or implied, of any kind.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION:  

No transfer, assignment, or substitution of a prize permitted, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize (or prize component) for an item of equal or greater value at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Nothing in these official contest rules shall obligate Sponsor to publish or otherwise use any entry submitted in connection with this Contest.  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.  Entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Contest.  By entering, Entrant represents that any photos and other materials submitted as part of Entrant’s Contest entry are original and will not constitute an invasion of privacy or otherwise infringe upon the rights of any third party, and that the Entrant owns or has the rights to convey any and all right and title in such photos and other materials.  In addition, by entering, Entrant grants to Sponsor a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to edit, publish, promote, republish at any time in the future and otherwise use Entrant’s submitted photo, along with Entrant’s name, likeness, biographical information, and any other information provided by Entrant, in any and all media for possible editorial, promotional or advertising purposes, without further permission, notice or compensation (except where prohibited by law).  Potential Winner and his or her guest, as a condition of receiving any prize, also may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and where legally permissible a Publicity Release and confirmation of a license as set forth above within 7 days following the date of first attempted notification, certifying, among other things, the following: (a) entry does not defame or invade the privacy of any party; (b) entry does not infringe upon the rights of any third party; and (c) the photo and other materials submitted are original and have never been published and entry has never won an award.  Failure to comply with this deadline may result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate winner.  Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.  Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its agencies to use Winner’s name and/or likeness, biographical information, photos, and other materials submitted for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.  By entering and/or accepting prize, Entrants and Winners agree to hold Sponsor and its promotional partners, its directors, officers, employees and assigns harmless for liability, damages or claims for injury or loss to any person or property, including death, relating to, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, participation in this Contest, the acceptance and/or subsequent use or misuse, or condition of any of the prizes awarded, or claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion or privacy.  False or deceptive entries or acts will render the Entrant ineligible.  Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the immediate and unrestricted right to disqualify any entrant or prize winner, if either commits or has committed any act, or has been involved or becomes involved in any situation or occurrence which the Sponsor deems likely to subject the Sponsor, entrant or winner to ridicule, scandal or contempt or which reflects unfavorably upon the Sponsor in any way.  If such information is discovered by Sponsor after a winner has received notice of his prize and before the prize is awarded, Sponsor may rescind the prize in its entirety.  If a portion of his/her prize has already been awarded, Sponsor may withdraw the remainder of the prize that has been fulfilled.  Decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all matters related to this paragraph.  Sponsor is 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.

INTERNET: 

Sponsor is not responsible for lost or late entries nor for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor or presenter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or any combination thereof.  If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.  Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received as of the termination date.  CAUTION: Any attempt by a contestant to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the game is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such contestant to the fullest extent of the law.  If there is a dispute as to the identity of the Entrant, the prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the email address.  The "authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person to whom the email address is assigned.

GOVERNING LAW: 

This Contest is governed by the internal laws of the state of New York without regard to principles of conflict of laws.  All cases and claims pertaining to this Contest must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in the City of New York, without recourse to class action suits.

SEVERABILITY: 

If any provision of these Rules is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction or appointed arbitrator, such determination shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision herein.

WINNER'S LIST:

For names of finalists, log onto http://www.travelandleisure.com/2017-photo-contest-finalists after November 6, 2017, available for a period of 30 days.

For name of Grand Prize Winner, log onto http://www.travelandleisure.com/2017-photo-contest-winner after December 8, 2017, available for a period of 30 days.

SPONSOR: 

The Sponsor of this Contest is TI Media Solutions Inc., 225 Liberty St., New York, NY 10281.