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CONTEST RULES

  1. To enter, an entrant must submit an original photograph related in some way to the theme of “nature”, the required fee of Ninety-Nine U.S. Dollars ($99.00), and a fully completed online entry form. Entries that do not include the required fee or all required information will be disqualified.
  2. Entrants must be eighteen years of age or older. The following individuals are not eligible to enter: (a) a judge; (b) any immediate family member of, or person who shares finances with, a judge; (c) any shareholder of Timberstone Adventures, Inc.; (d) any immediate family member of, or person who shares finances with, a shareholder of Timberstone Adventures, Inc.; and (e) any individual with access to entries prior to announcement of a winner. Entries received from any such individual will be disqualified.
  3. Entries must be the original work of the contestant. The photograph must not have won any previous award or contest. Each entry must be a single photograph, and not a composite image.
  4. Entries must be submitted using the online entry form on the contest website by November 1, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
  5. There is no limit on the number of entries any one person may submit, but each will be treated as a separate entry for any and all purposes, including the payment of the entry fee. Once an entry is submitted an entrant is not entitled to withdraw their entry or to receive a refund.
  6. In the event fewer than 9,900 entries are received, Timberstone Adventures, Inc., the current owner of the property and the sponsor of this contest, reserves the right to cancel the contest.
  7. In the event of cancellation of this contest, entry fees will be refunded to the entrants, less a $4.00 fee per entry associated with processing and returning payment to entrants.
  8. Entries will be judged by an independent panel of judges with experience in the field of photography. The judges will consider the subject matter, storytelling, impact, composition and creativity of each entry, but their opinions will be entirely subjective and not subject to dispute. Judges may request the original, raw photographs from any entrant during the judging process. Any entrant who fails to comply with such a request will be disqualified.
  9. The winner will be announced on or before December 1, 2019.
  10. The winner will receive a quitclaim deed to the real estate upon which Timberstone Adventures, Inc., a Maine Treesort, is located in Stoneham, Maine, including any buildings and structures on the premises, free of any liens or mortgages. The deed shall be signed and delivered within sixty (60) days of the announcement of a winner. The winner will also receive Twenty-Five Thousand U.S. Dollars ($25,000.00), paid at the time of the conveyance of real estate. In addition, ten (10) entries will be selected as"runners-up", and each runner-up will receive One Thousand U.S. Dollars ($1,000.00).
  11. Timberstone reserves the right to extend any and all deadlines, in its sole and absolute discretion, by up to ninety (90) days.
  12. By entering an original work, entrants are granting Timberstone the non-exclusive but absolute and irrevocable right and permission to use, re-use, publish, and re-publish the photographs in any manner associated, either directly or indirectly, with this contest. Entrant will retain all ownership rights to their work, however, and shall retain the exclusive right to sell the work.
  13. This contest will comply in any and all manner with state and federal laws and regulations, and the contest rules will be amended as necessary to ensure such compliance. The contest is void where prohibited.
  14. The winner will be responsible for the payment of any and all taxes and fees, including real estate transfer taxes and attorney’s fees, of any kind imposed upon or arising out of winning this contest.