OFFICIAL RULES: The Black Dog Photo Contest
No Purchase Necessary. Purchase Will Not Improve Chances of Winning
Release and License
1. How to Enter:
The Promotion begins at 12:00:01 a.m. ET on July 31, 2023 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. EST Aug 31, 2023
. (“Promotion Period”). To enter, visit Catalog Contest 2023
(“Website”), go to the Photo Contest entry link, and follow the online instructions to submit a digital photo of your dog and complete the entry process. The Black Dog's (Sponsor's) computer will be the official time clock for the Promotion.
a. Open and offered only to the legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who have reached the age of majority in the state of his/her residence as of start date of Promotion. Entrant must have the legal right and ability to give broad permission for The Black Dog to use the photo of his dog and/or must have secured, prior to entry, the written permission of any person and/or dog owner other than entrant.
b. Winners will agree not to use the winning photo for any other promotion or commercial purpose.
c. Employees and directors of The Black Dog Tavern Company, Inc. (“Sponsor”), and its parent, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising, promotion or production agencies, and their immediate family members or individuals residing in their same household, are not eligible to win the contest.
3. Winner Selection and Criteria: One winning photo will be selected from among all eligible entries by a panel of judges selected by The Black Dog Tavern Company and based on the criteria below. The decisions of the judges are final and binding in all matters relating to judging this Promotion. The Black Dog Tavern Company will notify winners by email approximately 3 days after the end of the promotion period shown in Section 1 above. The chances of winning depend on the number of entries received and on the opinions of the judge’s panel regarding the suitability of photos for The Black Dog social media, website and email and their meeting the following criteria:
a. Photo must be original, unpublished, and not copyrighted.
b. Photo must show at least one dog without any humans in the photo.
c. Photo should depict the dog(s) in a manner consistent with The Black Dog’s “Life off the Leash” brand and lifestyle.
d. Photo must fit the size criteria listed at the point of entry.
e. While it is not a requirement, we would love to see dog(s) photographed in Black Dog product.
f. Due to copyright issues, the photo cannot show another brand that is not The Black Dog.
4. Prizes & Retail Value: Winning Photo(s) may be used in a future Black Dog catalogs, email and social media post as determined by sponsor.
6. Sponsor: The Black Dog Tavern Company, 735 Falmouth Rd., Mashpee, MA 02649
RELEASE AND LICENSE
In consideration of entering my photo in the Black Dog Photo Contest, I hereby grant to The Black Dog, its employees, agents, licensees and personnel who are acting on its behalf (“The Black Dog”), the absolute and irrevocable right and permission throughout the world and in perpetuity, with respect to the attached digital photograph of my dog, or another person’s dog (if applicable and with expressed permission), as well as my image, likeness, name, testimonials, statements, if any, or other related items (the “Authorized Material”): a. To use, re-use, publish, re-publish, post on a website, transmit, modify and edit the Authorized Material, in whole or in part, severally or in conjunction with other materials, in any medium now or hereafter known, for commercial, promotional and educational purposes and for any other purpose whatsoever, including without limitation, publicity, marketing, advertising, fundraising and/or trade, and b. To claim and register copyrights in any materials created by The Black Dog based on, derived from or incorporating all or part of any of the Authorized Material in The Black Dog’s own name or any other name that it may choose.
For all but the winning photos, I may use my entered photo for personal use, but I will not use it for commercial purposes and will not enter it in any other contest until the contest results are announced. If my photo is chosen as a winning photo, and in consideration of the prize, I will use that photo for personal use only and will provide written releases that cover all persons and animals in the photo. As a condition for entering my picture in the promotion, I certify that I have the written consent of all other identifiable animals in the photo (other than my own animals) to be bound by the terms of this Release and License. I understand that The Black Dog will rely on this certification in posting or otherwise using entries prior to selecting a winner and will require me to produce the written releases as a condition of publishing the winning picture on its website, email and social media and presenting the prize. I hereby release and discharge The Black Dog from any and all claims and demands whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use of the Authorized Material or any reproduction thereof and waive any further claim for compensation in connection with the use of the Authorized Material. I acknowledge that the Authorized Material may be altered or modified and waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product.
This Release and License shall inure to the benefit of The Black Dog's successors and assigns and shall be binding upon my heirs, successors, assigns and legal representatives.