Books in Parks: Official Rules

This contest is being sponsored by and administered by Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz CA 95060. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Bookshop Santa Cruz, which shall be final, binding and conclusive on all matters.

Contest begins July 10th, 2016 and ends August 29th, 2016. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these official rules ("Official Rules"). By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules. This is a skill-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of winners.

There is no purchase necessary to enter this Contest. Contest is open and offered only to legal U.S. residents 18 years of age or older (excluding Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and other U.S. Territories and where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law). Void where prohibited.

*Please note* To submit an entry through our website you need to log in to with an existing account or create a free account to submit your photo. You can also submit a photo by posting it to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook using #booksinparks and tagging/mentioning Bookshop Santa Cruz. (Make sure your settings are such that we can see your photos!) You may enter the contest multiple times, but you are limited to 5 submisisons per day through our website. 

[PRIZES SECTION] The Prize will be awarded to three entrants, as determined by the Judges in their sole discretion. The determination of the Judges is final. No prize transfer, assignment, or substitution by winners permitted.

All photographs submitted must be original in that they are created by you and are not a copy of another entry or any other protected work.

All photographs must be posted on social media or submitted through the website as jpg, gif, or png files. Entries submitted through the website cannot be more that 8MB. Entries cannot be submitted in the store or by mail. All entries must be submitted in digital form. 

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 in the manner set forth in these Official Rules without additional compensation. If any person appearing in any photograph is under the age of majority in their state/province/territory of residence the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release.

Winners will be announced on August 29th, 2016.

Winners hereby grant Bookshop Santa Cruz permission to use, distribute, and reproduce the photo. Bookshop Santa Cruz reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, alter, modify or edit the entries for any purpose, including but not limited to, for any advertising, trade or promotional purposes.

THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. By entering, entrants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) that the decisions of the Judges are final and binding with respect to all matters relating to the Contest; and (c) if the entrant wins that Bookshop Santa Cruz may use the winning photographs and each winner's name, photograph, likeness, and/or voice in any publicity or advertising relating to the Contest or future promotions without compensation or approval (except where prohibited by law). 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 as required by the "Contest Prizes" Rules above, or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and Bookshop Santa Cruz, in its sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant. Bookshop Santa Cruz 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 the Bookshop Santa Cruz to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.


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