PRINCESS CRUISES® A THOUSAND MEMORIES AT SEA: ROYAL PRINCESS® PHOTO CONTEST
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THE PRINCESS CRUISES® A THOUSAND MEMORIES AT SEA: ROYAL PRINCESS® PHOTO CONTEST ("CONTEST") IS GOVERNED BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS STATED HEREIN.
Eligibility: The Contest is open to all residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada (excluding Quebec), The United Kingdom, Australia who have reached the age of majority in their residential jurisdiction or 21 years of age or older (whichever age is older) as of January 20, 2012. Void in Quebec and where prohibited. All employees of Princess Cruise Lines Ltd ("Sponsor"), its advertising and promotion agencies, Brandmovers, 48 Interactive, Paine PR, Amp, Optimedia, Facebook, and each of their respective parent companies, divisions, affiliates, subsidiaries, or agents (collectively, "Contest Entities") and their immediate families (defined as spouse, child, sibling, parent, or grandparent) or household members are not eligible. Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility qualifications of winner.
Promotional Period: The Contest begins on January 25, 2012 at 5:00:00 pm Pacific Standard Time, United States ("PT") and ends on March 31, 2012 at 11:59:59 pm PT (the "Promotion Period"). All entries must be received by March 31, 2012 at 11:59:59 pm PT.
Winner acknowledges and agrees that submission of a Photo grants Sponsor and its agents a worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license and right to publish, use, edit and adapt the Photo in any way, in any and all media, without consideration to the Entrant, except where prohibited by law. Further, to the extent Entrant may have moral rights in the Submission submitted, he/she hereby waives all such moral rights in favor of Sponsor unless the winner is an Australian resident, in which case the Winner consents to the Sponsor and its agents doing (or omitting to do) any acts in respect of the Submission which may otherwise constitute an infringement of the Winner's moral rights.
By submitting a Photo in the Contest, you hereby warrant and represent that your Submission conforms to the Photo and Submission Requirements set forth herein. All Photos must be in the file formats and cannot exceed the size or resolution specified in the Official Rules. Photos:
• cannot be sexually explicit or suggestive, unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, profane or pornographic, contain nudity or any materially dangerous activity;
• cannot promote alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing), any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any particular political agenda or message;
• cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group;
• cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor or its products, or other people, products or companies;
• other than Sponsor trademark and brand, cannot contain trademarks, logos or trade dress owned by others, or advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind including, but not limited to clothing with visible brand names or logos, without permission, or contain any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses;
• cannot contain copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies, or other media) without permission (if a minor is featured in the Photo, permission must be obtained from the person's parent/legal guardian);
• cannot contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other indicia identifying any person, living or dead, without permission;
• cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate;
• cannot depict, and cannot itself, be in violation of any law; and
• any other content that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable, or offensive, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
Prior to the awarding of any prize, entrant must be able to submit proof any required permissions, including releases from all individuals depicted in any Photo, in a form acceptable to Sponsor. If you think that any Submission infringes your intellectual property rights, click here if you wish to report it SUBMISSIONS POSTED TO THE WEBSITE WERE NOT EDITED BY SPONSOR AND ARE THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF THE INDIVIDUAL POTENTIAL ENTRANT AND DO NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS OF SPONSOR IN ANY MANNER. Any waiver of any obligation hereunder by Sponsor does not constitute a general waiver of any obligation to Entrants. Sponsor reserves the right to waive the Contest submission requirements set forth herein in its reasonable discretion. Sponsor reserves the right, in its reasonable discretion, during or upon completion of the Promotion Period, to request that any Entrant resubmit his or her Submission which fails to comply with the Contest submission requirements prior to any judging period.
By submitting a Photo, you agree that your submission is gratuitous and made without restriction, and will not place Sponsor under any obligation, that Sponsor is free to disclose or otherwise disclose the ideas contained in the Photo on a non-confidential basis to anyone or otherwise use the ideas without any additional compensation to you. You acknowledge that, by acceptance of your Submission, Sponsor does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to Sponsor, or developed by its employees, or obtained from sources other than you. Sponsor reserves the right to, and may or may not, monitor/screen entries prior to posting them to the website. By entering, you acknowledge that Sponsor has no obligation to use or post any Photo you submit. Winner's name and/or Facebook username/account name may be published with the submission.
BY SUBMITTING A SUBMISSION, POTENTIAL ENTRANT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HIS/HER SUBMISSION MAY BE POSTED ON SPONSOR'S WEBSITE, IN SPONSOR'S DISCRETION. Making a Submission grants Sponsor and its agents an unlimited, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license and right to publish, use, publicly perform the Submission in any way, in any and all media, without limitation, and without consideration to the entrant. By submitting a Submission, the entrant consents to the Sponsor and its agents doing (or omitting to do) any acts which may otherwise constitute an infringement of the entrant's moral rights.
By submitting a Photo you warrant and represent that it: (a) is your original work, (b) has not been previously published, (c) has not won previous awards, (d) does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity, (e) that you have obtained permission from a person who's name or likeness is used in the Submission, (f) and that publication of the Submission via various media including Web posting, will not infringe on the rights of any third party rights. Any such entrant will indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor from any claims to the contrary. Any entrant whose Submission includes likenesses of third parties or contains elements not owned by the entrant (such as, but not limited to, depictions of persons, buildings, trademarks or logos) must be able to provide legal releases for such use including Sponsor's use of such Photo, in a form satisfactory to Sponsor, upon request, prior to award of prize and/or naming of entrant as a potential winner.
By accepting a prize, the Winner agrees that his/her Submission will be deemed a Work Made For Hire under the Copyright laws of the United States, but if it cannot be so deemed, then the winner irrevocably assigns and transfers to Sponsor all of his/her right, title and interest in and to his/her Submission, including all but not limited to all copyright and trademark rights which he or she may have, in the United States and worldwide, therein, for consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged. Winner hereby waives in favor of Sponsor, all rights of "Droit Moral" or "Moral Rights of Authors" or any similar rights or principles of law that winner may now or later have to their Submission. If the winner is an Australian resident, the Winner consents to the Sponsor doing or omitting to do any acts to his/her Submission which may otherwise constitute an infringement of the Winners moral rights. Sponsor reserves the right to alter, change or modify the winning Submission, in its sole discretion. Upon request of Sponsor, winner shall execute and deliver such additional instrument of assignment, as may be solely deemed by Sponsor, reasonably necessary to establish the ownership of record of the right, title and interest in and to the Submission and of the copyrights transferred and "Moral Rights of Authors" waived/consented to under these Official Rules. Should Sponsor fail to request the said assignment as stated, that shall not be deemed a waiver of Sponsor's rights and Sponsor may at a later time request the assignment.
Winner Selection: Select Photos submitted by entrants who appear based on initial review to satisfy the eligibility requirements could be posted to the Website and/or Sponsor's Page during the Promotion Period. All eligible Photos will be judged between April 2 and April 16, 2012 based on the following judging criteria("Judging Criteria") to determine the potential prize winner :
The judging of Entries will be conducted under the supervision of a representative of Sponsor whose decisions are final and binding in all respects relating to the selection of the Prize Winner. In the event of a tie, the tied Entrants will be re-judged by an additional judge from Sponsor who will serve as a tie-breaker using the same criteria as outlined herein. The eligible Submission with the highest total score amongst all judging criteria will be deemed the potential Prize Winner, subject to verification. Potential Prize Winner will be notified by e-mail on or about April 17, 2012. Sponsor is not responsible for any change in an entrant's email address. If potential Prize Winner notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential Prize Winner is ineligible, or potential Prize Winner declines the prize, the prize may be awarded to the next highest scoring Entry, in Sponsor's sole discretion and if time permits. Sponsor's decisions on all matters relating to this Contest are final and binding in all respects pertaining to this Contest. Winner is subject to verification, including verification of age. Winner may also be required to complete, sign and return an Affidavit/Declaration of Eligibility/Liability Release, and, where lawful, a Publicity Release within five (5) days of attempted notification or prize may be forfeited.
Prizes (1): GRAND PRIZE. The one (1) verified Grand Prize winner ("Winner") will be eligible to choose one (1) 7- to 12-day cruise on select Royal Princess ships (excluding Royal Princess maiden voyages) ("Cruise"), from a list of available Cruises provided by Sponsor, for Grand Prize winner and one (1) guests, sharing accommodations of one (1) Balcony Stateroom ("Grand Prize") with maximum approximate retail value ("ARV") $8,000 USD / $8,271.49 CAD / 5,116.71 GBP / 8,049.92 AUD / 10,583.40 NZD. Grand prize includes economy airfare from a major commercial airport close to Winner's residence to a major commercial airport close to embarkation port of the selected Cruise and economy airfare from a major commercial airport close to disembarkation port of selected Cruise to a major commercial airport close to Winner's residence. The Sponsor reserves the right to specify alternative airports at its own discretion. Grand Prize Cruise includes a balcony stateroom with double occupancy accommodations for up to two (2) persons, all regular onboard meals and entertainment, applicable government fees and taxes for cruise only (except if the Winner is from the United Kingdom, in which case Sponsor will pay taxes on airfare). Cruise must be completed by March 31, 2014 or prize will be forfeited. Any difference between stated and actual value will not be awarded. All ground transportation, baggage fees, shore excursions fees, discretionary hotel and dining charges, meals in alternate dining venues, alcoholic beverages, boutique purchases, and any other incidental costs or other expenses not specifically set forth herein are the sole responsibility of Winner. If the Winner is a resident of the United Kingdom, transportation between the airport and cruise will be provided by Sponsor. All reservations and cruise arrangements including, without limitation, the dates, times, and airline choice are at the sole discretion of Sponsor. All Cruises must be taken during the time period specified; no alternative cruise dates are available or Grand Prize will be forfeited. All prize details are subject to availability and restrictions such as, blackout dates, including holidays (e.g. Monday, November 20, 2013–Sunday, November 26, 2013; Monday, December 18, 2013–Tuesday, December 31, 2013) may apply. If, in the sole judgment of Sponsor, air travel is not required due to winner's proximity to prize location, ground transportation may be substituted for roundtrip air travel. Travel companion must be 18 years of age or older as of the date of departure unless the companion is the child of winner. Minors must be accompanied at all times during trip (including, but not limited to, in-flight, hotel stay, cruise activities, and all other prize-related events) by minor's parent or legal guardian. Winner and Cruise Guest must cruise on same itinerary. Cruise Guest must (or Cruise Guest's parent or legal guardian if Cruise Guest is an eligible minor in his/her state/province of residence) sign and return a cruise/publicity release before any ticketing of cruise occurs. The Winner and Cruise Guest must have all necessary identification and/or cruise documents (including but not limited to a valid passport, visa (if applicable) and all other necessary travel documents) required for Cruise. Cruise is subject to the terms and conditions of the Princess passage contract. As set forth in more detail in the passage contract, Princess reserves the right to refuse to embark Winner or Cruise Guest, at any time if, in the sole opinion of Princess, Winner or Cruise Guest, or any minor or other person in Winner or Cruise Guest's care during the cruise, are unfit for any reason for the cruise.
TOTAL ARV OF THE GRAND PRIZE: Up to $8,000 USD / $8,271.49 CAD / 5,116.71 GBP / 8,049.92 AUD / 10,583.40 NZD depending on airfare and Cruise selected by Grand Prize Winner. Actual value of trip may vary based on selection of Cruise, point of departure and airfare fluctuations. Any difference between stated approximate retail value and actual value of prize will not be awarded.
General Conditions: Prizes are non-transferable and no cash equivalent or substitution of prize is offered, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. If a prize, or any portion thereof, cannot be awarded for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize with another prize of equal or greater value. Prize will be awarded only to an address within the United States, DC, Puerto Rico, Canada (excluding Quebec), the United Kingdom, Australia, or New Zealand. Winner will be solely responsible for all applicable Federal, State, provincial and local taxes connected with receipt of prize, the use and enjoyment of prize, or any other connection with this Contest unless otherwise required by law or unless this requirement is waived by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. If Winner is a U.S. resident, he/she will receive IRS Form 1099 for the ARV of prize. Canadian residents may be subject to withholding taxes and Canadian residents are responsible for the reporting and payment of any income tax. Prize values are based on conversion rates as of December 20, 2011 and may vary. As a condition of accepting the prize, Winner agrees to furnish any requested information needed for tax reporting. By participating in this Contest, Entrants understand and agree (and agree to confirm in writing): (a) to abide to these Official Rules which are final and binding and the decisions of Sponsor with respect to all aspects of the Contest, which are final, (b) to accept the prize as awarded, with substitution, and to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, advertising and promoting agencies, any other party associated with the development or administration of this Contest, Facebook, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, "Releasees") from and against any and all liability whatsoever, including without limitation legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demands or actions of any kind (including without limitation personal injuries, death, damages, loss or destruction of property rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light) in connection with this Contest or with the announcement, acceptance, ownership, or use or misuse of prize (including but not limited to any travel related thereto) and/or use of the Submission, or other errors in these terms and conditions and (c) except where legally prohibited, by accepting the prize, Winner agrees to the use of his/her name, photograph, likeness, voice, image and biographical information and statements for advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes without additional compensation, in perpetuity, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide and on the Internet and World Wide Web, without notice, review or approval by the Sponsor and those acting under Sponsor's authority. Releasees are not responsible for loss, damage, or claims resulting from the Contest. Participants or Winner will be disqualified for any attempt to tamper with any aspect of the Contest, or circumvent these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to remedy any such action, disruption, or circumvention in a manner, determined solely by Sponsor that is fair and equitable to Contest participants. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void, modify, terminate or suspend this Contest (or any portion thereof) should fraud or any unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Contest. BY ACCEPTING PRIZE, WINNER ACCEPTS (AGREES TO CONFIRM IN WRITING) THE INHERENTLY DANGEROUS NATURE AND RISK IN AIR, LAND AND SEA TRAVEL, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR DEATH, ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HIS/HER PARTICIPATION IN THE PRIZE EVENT IS VOLUNTARY, ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THERE ARE NATURAL FACTORS AND OCCURRENCES WHICH MAY IMPACT ON OR AFFECT THE SAFETY OF THE ACTIVITIES HE/SHE IS PARTICIPATING IN AND HE/SHE ASSUMES THE RISK OF SUCH FACTORS AND OCCURRENCES AND AGREES THAT RELEASEES SHALL NOT BE IN ANY WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RESULTING INJURY AND/OR DEATH. Laws in the Entrant's country of residence may give Entrant the right to file claims before the courts of that country and may provide that some laws of that country are also applicable to this Contest. However, if any provision of the Official Rules or the application of any such provision to any person or circumstance shall be declared to be invalid, unenforceable or void, such decision shall not have the effect of invalidating or voiding the remainder of the Official Rules, it being the intent and agreement of the parties that the Official Rules shall be deemed amended by modifying such provision to the extent necessary to render it valid, legal and enforceable while preserving its intent or, if such modification is not possible, by substituting therefore another provision that is valid, legal and enforceable so as to give effect to Sponsor's intent. If and to the extent that English law applies to this Contest, or to any dispute arising in connection with this Contest, nothing in these Official Rules shall in any way limit or exclude liability for or in connection with (a) fraud, or (b) death or personal injury caused by negligence.
Disputes: As a condition of participating, participants agree (and agree to confirm in writing), to the extent permitted by law: (a) to release Releasees from any and all liability, loss or damage incurred with respect to the awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of any prize, (b) that under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (c) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (d) any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys' fees and court. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the participant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California. By entering, participants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in Los Angeles County, California.
Name of Winner. For winner's first name and surname initial, city & state/province/territory, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Princess Cruises® "Royal Princess Photo Contest" Official Winners, 24305 Town Center Drive, Santa Clarita, CA 91355. Requests must be received no later than March 31, 2012. Canadian and UK residents may omit return postage.
Sponsor: Princess Cruises Ltd., 24305 Town Center Drive, Santa Clarita, CA 91355