Earth Day Photo Contest 2018

Official Giveaway Rules: Visit Laguna Beach

1. Dates/Eligibility: $125 Earth Day Photo Contest (the "Giveaway") begins April 9, 2018 and ends April 22, 2018 at 11:59 PST. The Giveaway is only open to legal residents of the United States and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Visit Laguna Beach (the "Sponsors") their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the Giveaway. The Giveaway is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Sponsors may change the dates and/or terms of the Giveaway without prior notice. Any material changes will be posted here.

2. Entry Instructions: Contestants may enter the Giveaway by posting a photo to their Instagram account that follows the following instructions. (1) Post a photo that shows off the natural beauty of Laguna Beach. (2) Tag the @VisitLaguna account in the post. (3) Follow the @VisitLaguna account and use the hashtag #LagunaBeachParadiseOnEarth in the caption of the photo. Entries that are not complete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Sponsors. Contestants are strictly limited to one entry per person no matter the manner of entering the Giveaway. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. By entering the Giveaway, you consent to allow your photo to be used, with photo credit, by Visit Laguna Beach.

3. Prizes: Five photos will be chosen to be submitted for public voting on the @VisitLaguna Instagram page. The photo with the most votes (likes) receives: two whale watching tickets, a $50 gift card to Poler Laguna Beach, $25 gift card to La Sirena Grill, and a banner feature of the winning photo on all of Visit Laguna Beach social accounts. Note: Prizes based on availability. Blackout dates may apply. The prize is not transferable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other prize. All prizes must be accepted as awarded. If selected, Contestant agrees to be solely responsible for any and all taxes as a result of accepting and receiving any prize. The winner will receive and be required to complete an IRS Form W-9 and will receive an IRS Form 1099-Misc. from Sponsors and will be responsible to pay all taxes associated with the winnings. Winner must produce identification satisfactory to the Sponsors prior to being awarded the prize. All travel will only be from the continental United States. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Sponsors and are subject to change. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for the Sponsors to use winner's name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law as set forth in Section 7 herein.

4. Odds : The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

5. Winner selection and notification: Five photos will be selected to compete in the public voting. The photo with the most votes (likes) will be deemed the winner. Voting takes place on Visit Laguna Beach Instagram account from April 18, 2018 to April 21, 2018. Winner will be announced on April 22. Winners will be notified via Instagram Direct Message. The Sponsor shall have no liability for a winner's failure to receive notices due to winners' spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for winners' provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 3 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and releases as required, prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. The receipt by winner of the prize offered in this giveaway is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations. Any violation of these official rules by any winner (at the Sponsor's sole discretion) will result in such winner's disqualification as winner of the giveaway and all privileges as winner will be immediately terminated.

6. Rights Granted by you: By entering this contest you understand that the Sponsors, anyone acting on behalf of the Sponsors or their respective licensees, successors and assigns will have the right, where permitted by law, without any further notice, review or consent to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter in perpetuity and throughout the World, your entry, including, without limitation, the entry and winner's name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image or statements about the giveaway, and biographical information as news, publicity or information and for trade, advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without any further compensation.

7. Terms: The Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the giveaway should (in its sole discretion) a virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the giveaway. In such case, the Sponsor may select the recipients from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by the Sponsor. The Sponsors reserve the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the giveaway or website or violates these Terms & Conditions.The Sponsors have the right, in their sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the giveaway, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to; multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by giveaway rules; or the use of bots, macros or scripts or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the giveaway may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

8. Limitation of Liability: By entering you agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsors and their subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such entrant's participation in the giveaway and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries. As a condition of participating in the Giveaway and accepting the prize, contestant, as well as his/her travel companion, agrees to sign and execute the Release of Liability, Waiver of Legal Rights and Assumption of Risk Agreement.

9. Disputes: This giveaway is governed by laws of The United States of America without respect to conflict of law doctrines. As a condition of participating in this Giveaway, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this giveaway, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in California having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys' fees, other than participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this giveaway), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

10. Winners List
To obtain a copy of the winner's names or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Visit Laguna Beach 361 Forest Ave., #200 Laguna Beach, CA 92651. Requests must be received no later than April 25, 2018.

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