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Best of NJ Photo Submission Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT IMPACT AN ENTRANT’S OPPORTUNITY TO WIN.
1. CONTEST PERIOD AND BRIEF OVERVIEW: The Contest begins on August 25, 2016, at 12:00:00 A.M. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on September 6, 2016, at 11:59:59 P.M. ET (“Contest Period”). During the Contest Period, an eligible entrant can enter the Contest by following the instructions set forth in Section 3 of these Official Rules. After the Contest Period, there will be a judging period (“Judging Period”). The Judging Period will start on or about September 7, 2016, and will end on or about September 9, 2016. The potential Winner will be announced on or about September 10, 2016. Administrator’s computer is the official Contest time-keeping device.
2. ELIGIBILITY: This Contest is open only to legal residents of one of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia), and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are at least eighteen (18) years old or age of majority in the jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry (“Entrant” or “Contestant”).
3. HOW TO ENTER: During the Contest Period, an eligible Contestant may create and submit a photograph of their summer in New Jersey (“Submission”). Each Submission must include the hashtag #BONJsummer and comply with the guidelines and restrictions as set forth in Section 4 below. By entering the Contest and using the hashtag listed above, Entrant hereby agrees to the terms and conditions of these Official Terms. The entry method for each social media website is set forth below. Contestants may select any of the methods available to enter his/her Submission into the Contest.
i. Twitter: During the Contest Period, an eligible Contestant may visit http://twitter.com, log on to his or her Twitter account (or create one if he or she does not already have an account), and follow the @BestofNJ Twitter account on Twitter.
Note: A Contestant is not required to have wireless plan to receive an entry into the Contest. A Contestant must have a non-private Twitter account.If a Contestant does not have a non-private Twitter account, he or she can create one at no cost at www.twitter.com. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. Use of Twitter will be subject to that service provider’s privacy policy and terms of use. The Twitter privacy policy is available at: www.twitter.com/privacy. Due to the way Twitter operates its service, entries from Twitter users with “protected” updates (i.e., Contestant has set his or her account so that only people the Contestant has approved can view his or her updates) may not be received. If a Contestant tweets via SMS from his or her wireless phone, the Contestant’s wireless service provider may charge the Contestant for each text message sent and received. Contestants should consult their wireless service provider regarding its pricing plans. Message and data rates may apply.
ii. Instagram: To enter the Contest using Instagram, the Contestant must have an account on Instagram. To receive one (1) entry into the Contest, the Contestant must log on to his or her Instagram account and post the Submission.
Note: A Contestant is not required to have wireless plan to receive an entry into the Contest. To participate using Instagram, a Contestant must download the Instagram Application onto a mobile device capable of taking a video and accessing the Instagram services. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. Use of Instagram will be subject to that service provider’s privacy policy and terms of use. The Instagram privacy policy is available at: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy. Due to the way Instagram operate its services, entries from Instagram users with “protected” updates (i.e., contestant has set his or her account so that only people the Contestant has approved can view his or her updates) may not be received.
iii. Facebook: To enter the Contest using Facebook, the Contestant must have an account on Facebook. To receive one (1) entry into the Contest, the Contestant must log on to his or her Facebook account and post the Submission.
Note: A Contestant is not required to have wireless plan to receive an entry into the Contest. To participate using Facebook, a Contestant must download the Facebook Application onto a mobile device capable of taking a photo and accessing the Facebook services. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Use of Facebook will be subject to that service provider’s privacy policy and terms of use. The Instagram privacy policy is available at: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. Due to the way Facebook operates its services, entries from Facebook users with “protected” updates (i.e., contestant has set his or her account so that only people the Contestant has approved can view his or her updates) may not be received.
4. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND RESTRICTIONS: Each Submission:
• Must contain the designated hashtag (#BONJsummer);
• Must follow the instructions and comply with these Official Rules;
• Photographs must be in one of the following file formats: .JPG, .JPEG, or .GIF; and must not exceed 3MB in size;
• Must comply with the respective service provider’s Terms of Service;
• Must not have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind;
• Must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including, but not limited to, privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, including copyright infringement (including, but not limited to logos (manufacturer or carrier), trade names, or patented features);
• Must not disparage Sponsor, Administrator, or any other person or party affiliated with the promotion and administration of this Contest;
• Must not in any way mention, refer or otherwise allude to the name, logo or trademark of any entity, individual, product or brand other than those of Sponsor and its brands;
• Must not contain an image or artwork that is not the original work of the contestant;
• Must not promote any cause other than the Contest theme;
• Must not include personally identifiable information, including but not limited to phone numbers;
• Must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, lewd, pornographic, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous (as determined by Sponsor at Sponsor’s sole discretion);
• Must not contain, facilitate, reference, or use material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, political orientation, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, or age (as determined by Sponsor at Sponsor’s sole discretion);
• Must not contain any viruses, spyware, malware, or other malicious components that are designed to harm the functionality of a computer in any way; and
• Must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where entry is created.
NOTE: By submitting a Submission, each Contestant agrees that his or her Submission conforms to the Submission Guidelines and Restrictions set forth above and that Sponsor or Administrator may, at its sole and absolute discretion, disqualify him or her from the Contest if Sponsor decides that his or her entry fails to conform to the such requirements or any other provision of these Official Rules.
Each Contestant further agrees to release and hold harmless Contest Entities from any and all claims that any advertising subsequently produced, presented, and/or prepared by or on behalf of Sponsor infringes contestant’s rights with regard to any Submission. Although each Submission will be reviewed by the Sponsor before being judged, posted or published, the posting or publication of a Submission does not mean the Submission has been deemed to be in compliance with these Official Rules. Any Submission that does not comply with these Official Rules or that otherwise contains prohibited or inappropriate content as determined by Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, will be disqualified, and if posted on the Website or any websites related to this Contest, removed there from.
5. NO OBLIGATION TO USE: Sponsor shall have no obligation (express or implied) to use any Submission, or to otherwise exploit any Submission or, if commenced, to continue the distribution or exploitation thereof, and Sponsor may at any time abandon the use of any Submission for any reason, with or without legal justification or excuse, and participants shall not be entitled to any damages or other relief by reason thereof.