Contest Rules
Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau

General CONTEST Rules

General Official Rules

  1. PROMOTION PERIOD:  The Contest begins at 12:20 pm CT on August 9, 2018 and ends at 11:59 am CT on August 13, 2018 (“End Date”).
  2. ELIGIBILITY:  The Contest is open only to residents of the 50 United States of America or the District of Columbia ages 18 and older. Employees of Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau, its prize providers, and each of the foregoing entities’ affiliates, authorized designees and other related entities, and any other individual or entity associated with the development, judging or administration of the Contest (collectively, the “Contest Entities”), as well as members of such employees’ immediate families (spouses, children, siblings, parents), and persons living in the same household as such persons, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate in the Contest.
  3. HOW TO ENTER:  To enter, visit Follow the contest post directions. Submissions must be received by the End Date.  Except as otherwise contemplated in these Official Rules, and to the extent entrants may otherwise elect at the time of entry, personal information collected in connection with the Contest will be used in accordance with the online privacy policy.  Any communication or information transmitted to Sponsor or Facebook by e-mail or otherwise is and will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. Furthermore, Sponsor shall have no liability for any Submission that is lost, intercepted or not received by Sponsor.  Sponsor is the official time keeper for the Contest.  All entry information and materials, including any copy of the Submission submitted to Sponsor, become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.  Limit one (1) entry per person.
  4. CONTENT RESTRICTIONS: Participants must not include any of the following content (the "Content Restrictions") in any Entry: (i) pornography, adult-oriented content or any other sexually-explicit material; (ii) materials relating to (iii) explicit language or content, images of violence, or promotion of illegal activities; (iv) content in violation of intellectual property rights or laws; (v) libelous, defamatory, disparaging, tortuous or slanderous materials; (vi) tobacco or drugs; (vii) dangerous stunts; (ix) real weapons of any kind including, but not limited to, guns, knives or projectiles; (ix) material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, age or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation; (x) individuals under legal age of majority without providing a signed release from parent or legal guardian; and (xi) material that is unlawful, or otherwise in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where the Entry is created. Any Entry that does not comply with the foregoing, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, will be disqualified and eliminated from consideration.
  5. GRANT OF RIGHTS:  By making a Submission in connection with the Contest, each entrant into the Contest hereby (a) irrevocably grants to Sponsor and its affiliates, and their respective successors and assigns, a non-exclusive, transferable, fully-paid, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, license, including the unlimited right to sublicense, to use, copy, edit, modify, alter, transcode, adapt, translate, publicly perform, publicly display, store, reproduce, transmit and distribute the Submission by means of any and all media and devices whether now known or hereafter devised, including, without limitation, on Instagram; and (b) agrees to assign all right, title, and interest in and to their Submission to Sponsor if such Submission is selected as a winning Submission; and (c) agrees to execute all further documents respecting the Submission requested by Sponsor, including any further license or assignment, in order for Sponsor to use the Submission as contemplated by the Contest.  Each entrant irrevocably waives any and all so-called moral rights they may have in the Submission.  For clarity, Sponsor has the right (but not the obligation) to publish any Submission on Instagram or website.
  6. PRIZES:  One (1) Prize is available.  Prize will be emailed to recipient or can be picked up at Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau office located at 701 Superior St, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965.  No cash alternative or substitution of prizes will be allowed, except Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute prizes of comparable value if any prizes are unavailable, in whole or in part, for any reason.  WINNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR REPORTING AND PAYING ANY AND ALL INCOME, SALES OR EXCISE TAXES THAT MAY APPLY TO ACCEPTING PRIZES; SPONSOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR AND WILL NOT PAY ANY SUCH TAXES.
  7. ODDS:  The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.  Sponsor cannot accurately predict the number of entrants who will participate in the Contest.
  8. By entering the Competition, Participants expressly acknowledge that the Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram or any other social networks such as Facebook and Twitter where a selection of photographs may be published; and releases the aforementioned of any and all claims relating to or arising from the Competition.
  9. NOTICE TO WINNER: Winners will be notified through Facebook's comment feature or Instagram comment feature.
  10. Sponsor is not responsible for e-mail, telephone or other communication problems of any kind.  If, despite reasonable efforts, a potential winner does not respond within three (3) days of the first notification attempt (or such shorter time as exigencies may require), or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential winner, such potential winner will forfeit his or her prize and an alternate winner may be selected.
  11. VERIFICATION OF WINNERS:  Potential winners may be required to execute a Submission license or assignment, affidavit of eligibility, liability release, and (where imposing such condition is legal) a publicity release (collectively, “Prize Claim Documents”).  If any potential winner fails or refuses to sign and return all Prize Claim Documents within seven (7) days of prize notification (or such shorter time as exigencies may require), the winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.
  12. Acceptance of a prize constitutes each winner’s permission for Sponsor to use such winner’s name, photograph, likeness, voice, biographical information, statements and address (city and state) for advertising or publicity purposes, worldwide, and in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without further compensation.
  13. Sponsor reserves the right to suspend or cancel the Contest or modify these Official Rules as necessary for any reason or as required by applicable law.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify from the Contest, and ban from any future promotions, any person it believes to have intentionally violated these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or to have tampered with any element of the Contest without notice to the disqualified or banned person.
  14. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of entrants and Sponsor in connection with the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Wisconsin without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of laws rules or provisions. 
  15. To obtain any legally-required winners list (after the conclusion of the Contest) or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed envelope with the proper postage affixed to:  Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau, 701 Superior St, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. Please specify “winners list” or “Official Rules” and the name of the Contest in your request.



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