Picture Perfect

VisitNorfolk Photo Contest
Celebrating National Tourism Month
Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES. Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Contest Rules. All Facebook Photo Contest entries will also be displayed on www.VisitNorfolkToday.com and become the property of Norfolk Convention & Visitors Bureau DBA VisitNorfolk. By uploading your photo in our contest you agree to allow VisitNorfolk to use photos and images in any/all future promotions.

The registration for the 2013 VisitNorfolk Picture Perfect Photo Contest ("Contest") begins on May 1, 2013, and ends on May 31, 2013, at 12:00 pm ("Contest Period"). On or about June 7“, one (10 winner will be selected from online entries received between May 1 and May 31, 2013 for first, second and third place in each of the two categories - People and Places. Contest is hosted by Norfolk Convention & Visitors Bureau DBA VisitNorfolk, 232 East Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510 ("Host").

Eligibility: Contest is open to all natural persons age 18 and older who are legal reside United States for the duration of the Contest. Employees, officers and directors of Host, its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, their immediate family members and persons living in their same household, are not eligible to participate in the Contest. Void where prohibited. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

How to Enter: No purchase necessary. On or about May 1, 2013, the Host will promote the “Picture Perfect Photo Contest“ on social media channels.

Participants will post a photo featuring a location with the City of Norfolk, Virginia to the contest submission page located at www.Facebook.com/VisitNorfolktoday. For each photo submitted, participants must select a category for which the image will be entered. Participant's first and last name, valid email address, zip code and photo description must accompany all entries. Photos will be accepted for the contest if they meet submission criteria.

Accepted photos and descriptions will also be displayed on www.VisitNorfolkToday.com. By completing the forms for the VisitNorfolk Picture Perfect Photo Contest, the Participant agrees to receive promotional information from the Host and its partners. Participants can enter multiple photos per day during the contest. One winner per household. Maximum 10 entries accepted per participant.

Host is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, or non-delivered entries or for any miscommunication or  technical failures as a result of contest participant. Upon receipt, entries become property of the host.

Entrants agree that the Host, it affiliates, directors, officers and agents are not liable for, and will be held harmless against, any and all claims to injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting directly or indirectly from participation in this contest or from acceptance or use of any prize.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW. HOST RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

General Submission Eligibility Guidelines: All images submitted must be original and not be controlled by any copyright restrictions, have been taken within the last two years (on or after January, 20l1), and were taken within the city limits of Norfolk, VA. Host reserves the right to exclude any submissions that do not meet contest requirements.

Participants are required to include a Description of all submissions to include the location and date of the image and any brief explanation of the occasion and/or subjects.

Category Submission Guidelines: Upon submission, participants will select a single contest category for each image.

- People - These are images that focus primarily on individuals, family, friends, or even pets, comprising more than 50% of the image area.
- Places - These are images that focus on the landscape, still life, and or locales within the city with images of people comprising less than 50% of the image and/or are not the  focus of more than 50% of the image.

Prizes: A total of six (6) category winners will be selected upon completion of the submission time comprising first, second and third place for each category. Photo categories are People and Places. First place in each category will receive an Apple iPad® Mini 16GB provided by VisitNorfolk, a $100 gift certificate from MacArthur Mall, and an assortment of passes and gift certificates from local Norfolk Businesses. Second place will receive a $100 gift certificate from MacArthur Mall, and an assortment of passes and gift certificates from local Norfolk Businesses. Third place will receive an assortment of passes and gift certificates from local Norfolk Businesses. NOTE: Apple® and iPad® are registered trademarks of  Apple Inc. Apple Inc. is not a sponsor of nor affiliated with this contest.

Selection of Winners: Winners will be determined by votes of a committee of 3 impartial judges, with the number of votes received from other Facebook site visitors representing 25% of the final judgment. The category winners will be selected by the Host during the week after the contest submission closes, on or about June 7, 2013. The Host reserves the right to remove any inappropriate photos from its Facebook tab and/or disqualify photos from the contest based on their discretion. In the case of a tie, or if zero votes are cast, the Host reserves the right to choose the winners at their discretion. Odds of winning will be determined by the number of participants. Winner will be notified at the time of the selection via email, which will be provided during the submission process. Winner will have seven (7) calendar days from email message to accept the prize. Host is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify winner or for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts of winner to claim prize.

If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, or fails to claim a prize, prize may be forfeited or an alternate winner selected. An unclaimed prize will become the property of the Host.

Winners: The Registration Name of the potential winner(s) of the 2013 VisitNorfolk Picture Perfect Photo Contest may be publicly announced, at the Host‘s sole discretion, in any media for any duration following the contest period, but the Host has no obligation to do so.

Any potential prize winner whose name is announced publicly as the winner of the Contest must show proof of eligibility upon request and qualify for the particular Contest in order to accept the prize. Host is not obligated to select, or publicly announce, any alternative prize winner. By entering the contest, all entrants agree that their registration names may be announced publicly either after or prior to the Host's notification to them that they are a potential prize winner and either after or prior to the Host’s determination of their eligibility or qualification for, or their acceptance of the prize. The Host reserves the right to disqualify any potential winner if such potential winner is determined to have been ineligible or unqualified.

Entrants and winners are solely responsible for their own actions relating to this Contest, and the acceptance and/or use of a prize. By participating in this Contest, and/or by acceptance or use of the prize, all entrants and winners agree to release and hold harmless Host, Sponsors and their parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, retailers, agencies, Contest sponsors and the respective officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any liability arising in connection with the Contest and/or use of the prize.

Winners List and Official Rules: To obtain a copy of the winners list or a copy of these Official Rules, send your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:

VisitNorfolk
Picture Perfect Photo Contest
232 East Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

Requests must be received no later than July 7, 2013.