2014 Livnot U’Lehibanot Photo Contest Rules


Entry into the 2014 Livnot U’Lehibanot Photo Contest begins Wednesday, August 27 at 8:00 am US Eastern Time (“ET”).  All entries must be submitted and received by October 1, 2014 at 11:59 pm ET.  By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that his/her entry complies with them.

Contest is open to alumni of Livnot’s educational and volunteering programs only. Employees of Livnot U’Lehibanot and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such employees, whether or not related are not eligible. Contest is void where prohibited.

Each entry consists of an entry form and your photo(s).  There is no fee to enter.  To enter, visit www.livnot.org; complete an entry form with the required information, including your name and email address; and submit along with your photograph in accordance with the instructions that follow.  If you require assistance with your entry form, please contact us: nick(at)livnot(dot)org
The categories for entries are: (1) Community, (2) Hiking, and (3) Spirituality. Each person may submit up to five unique photo entries per category. Each entry must comply with the following requirements:
Photographs must be in digital format. Only online entries will be eligible. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this Contest. The photograph need not be taken with a digital camera; scans of negatives, transparencies, or photographic prints are acceptable. All digital files must be 5 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG or JPG format, and must be at least 1,600 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,600 pixels tall (if a vertical image).
Only minor burning, dodging and/or color correction is acceptable, as is cropping. Please do not digitally enhance or alter your photographs (beyond the basics needed to achieve realistic color balance and sharpness).  Black and white images are acceptable.
The photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contest entrant. By entering the Contest, entrant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the photograph.
The photograph must not contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.

The First Place winner in each of the three categories will each receive US$100, and his/her winning photograph will be published on www.livnot.org and featured in the LivNotes newsletter. No prize transfer, assignment, or substitution by winners permitted.

Entries will be uploaded to an album on Livnot’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Livnot), according to category, by October 5, 2014 and remain open for judging until November 16, 2014 at 12:00 pm ET.  The three photos (one from each category) with the most “likes” at the completion of the contest period are the winning photos.  In the event of a tie, the tied entries will be re-submitted in a new album.  Winners will be notified by email no later than November 30, 2014.

By entering this Contest, all entrants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless Livnot U’Lehibanot and its partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this Contest or any Contest-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder.
Livnot U’Lehibanot assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Contest entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. Livnot is not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrants’ or any other persons’ computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading or downloading of any materials related to in this Contest.

Entries void if Livnot determines the photograph to not be an original, or if the entries are illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft.  All federal, state/provincial/territorial, and local taxes, fees and surcharges and taxes (whether foreign or domestic, and including income, sales, and import taxes) on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. In the event that the selected winner(s) of any prize is/are ineligible, cannot be traced or does/do not respond within ten (10) days to a winner notification or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and Livnot, in its sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant.
If the photograph contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the photograph, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph. By entering the photo Contest, each entrant grants Livnot a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable license to copy, distribute, adapt, and display the photo in Livnot marketing materials, including but not limited to publication and distribution of the photo on Livnot’s website, Facebook page and newsletters.
Livnot reserves the right to verify the validity and originality of any entry and/or entrant (including an entrant’s identity and address) and to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Official Rules or who tampers with the entry process. Failure by Livnot to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Livnot that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Livnot reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest.

Entrants are responsible for complying with these Official Rules. Winners’ names will be available online at www.livnot.org after December 1, 2014.