The Sounds ‘n’ Hounds (“Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the United States who are at least eighteen (18) years old. Trustees, Board Members, Employees, interns, or partners of AudioFetch or Broadcastvision, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of those employees, are not eligible to enter.
The Contest is sponsored by AudioFetch, 619 8th Street, Berthoud Colorado 80513 (“Sponsor”). This Contest is in no way sponsored by, endorsed by, administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram.
The Contest begins at 12:01 am EDT on April 10, 2017 and ends at 11:59pm EDT on May 7, 2017 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest.
What to Enter
The adorable dog with headphones has been AudioFetch’s mascot since its inception, however, our dog has never had a name. It’s high time we give our dog a name, and we need your help! Please submit a name for our dog, along with a photograph of your adorable pup wearing headphones. Because we know our dog isn’t the only one that loves listening to music!
To ensure eligibility for the contest, please submit files no larger than 20MB at the time of entry. Higher resolution files of at least 240 dpi/ppi will be requested should an entry be pre-selected to be awarded a prize or an honorable mention. All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified.
Entries may originate in any format — including, but not limited to digital files, digital prints, color transparencies, color prints, or black and white prints — so long as they are submitted electronically in a .JPEG .jpg, or.png form.
Entries should include metadata if at all possible. Caption information should include:
- Suggested Dog Name
- Your Dog’s Name
- Caption (optional)
Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you still maintain the right to grant us a license (see “Your Rights” below). You must be able to disclose when and where the photo appeared previously to AudioFetch upon request.
If you choose to include people in your submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide copies of those releases to AudioFetch upon request.
The following submissions are ineligible:
- Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright.
- Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content.
- Images that involve putting any individual or animal in danger.
- Images taken more than three years prior to the beginning date of the Contest.
- AudioFetch determines entry eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion.
How to Enter
All names and images must be submitted on Facebook via comments.
You can select an image directly from your computer desktop, or submit images from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for consideration in the contest. Digital images that are sent via mail or email will not be accepted.
You may enter an unlimited number of times, but you may not use an agency or automated system to enter. Sponsor reserves the right to reject any additional entries or entries that do not comply with these Official Rules. By entering, you indicate your unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding. You cannot win a prize unless you comply with all requirements in these Official Rules.
Entrants may be asked to supplement their submission (such as with a paragraph about their photo or the highest resolution version of their photo) anytime on or after July 18, 2016.
Name and photos will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, artistic merit and subject matter relevance to canine topics. Judging will be conducted by a panel of AudioFetch employees and a group of guest judges to be selected by AudioFetch at its sole discretion (the “Panel”). The Panel will evaluate all valid entries and pick a winner.
All judging decisions are final. Please do not contact us about the status of entries or judging.
AudioFetch will notify the winner via the contact information provided at the time of entry.
Potential Winner Requirements
Except where prohibited, a potential winner may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility, including proof of age, and liability/publicity release within 14 days. If a potential winner is a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian will be required to sign the documents on his/her behalf. If a potential winner fails to return these documents on time, an alternate potential winner may be selected in his/her place.
AudioFetch will award the following prize:
- Opportunity to name our dog, $100 Gift Card to PetSmart
All winners are responsible for paying any income taxes and any and all other costs and expenses not listed above. Any prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. A prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded. A winner may not request cash or a substitute prize; however, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.
You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit — including ownership if applicable.
If you submit a photograph to enter the Contest, you grant AudioFetch a royalty-free, nonexclusive right to:
- Use the name and photograph on the Internet and in Social Media in support of our mission.
- Display the name and photograph on the Contest submission Facebook page
- Allow third-parties to share the name and photograph on the following social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.
- Use the name and photograph in AudioFetch’s internal and external communications materials including but not limited to web sites, presentations, partner websites, partner campaigns
- Provide your suggested dog name and photograph to other individuals and organizations for AudioFetch-related use in news stories, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, web pages, videos, membership premiums, and the like.
- Use, in connection with the Contest, your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications.
- Retain a digital copy of your photograph that will be archived in AudioFetch’s photo library and accessible to AudioFetch staff and partners via AudioFetch’s internal online photo archive. AudioFetch will endeavor to credit all photographs with the caption “Person’s Name” when the full name is available.
In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest; or (b) award the prize(s) from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and seek damages from any individual who tampers with the operation of the Contest, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be the owner. The Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.
Release and Limitations of Liability
By entering, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Facebook, their respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (b) technical errors; (c) printing errors; (d) late or undelivered mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Contest; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property. You waive the right to claim any attorneys fees and any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
Privacy and Publicity
You agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Colorado. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Colorado, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Colorado any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Colorado.
To request a winners list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your request to AudioFetch, 619 8th Street, Berthoud Colorado 80513. Requests must be received by June 30, 2017.
Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.