Hen Photo Contest Official Rules

Hen Photo Contest

SPONSOR

Sponsor is Chicken Waterer.com, LLC, 855 El Camino Real, Suite 13A-160, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2326, USA ("Sponsor" or "CW").

TERM

The 2014 Chicken Waterer Photo Contest begins Saturday March 15, at 9:00 a.m. US Pacific Time and ends March 30, 2014, 11:59 p.m. US Pacific Time ("PT") (the "Contest"). 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.

WHO MAY ENTER

Contest is open only to individuals who are aged 18 or over and live in the United States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico or Canada. Entries from persons outside these geographies are not eligible.

HOW TO ENTER

Each Entry consists of a single image. To enter, send a JPG image by email to Mark@ChickenWaterer.com, along with the following required information, including your name, address, telephone number, email address.

The Chicken Breed Categories for entries are: (1) Iowa Blue hen, (2) Redcap hen, (3) Rhode Island White hen, (4) Star hen, (5) Crevecoeur hen, (6) Cubalaya hen, (7) Dorking hen, (8) Holland hen, (9) Houdan hen, (10) Malay hen, (11) Minorca hen, (12) La Fleche hen (the "Categories"). There is no limit on the number of entries per person. Each entry must comply with the following requirements (the "Photograph Requirements"):

Photographs must be in digital format. The photograph need not be taken with a digital camera; scans of negatives, transparencies, or photographic prints are acceptable. All digital files must be 20 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG or JPG format.

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, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.

The photo must not include images of buildings or artworks that are not owned by the entrant. Nor should the photo contain an image of a person.

Watermarks are not acceptable. If Sponsor does not receive a non-watermarked version of the entry within ten (10) days following its request, the entry will be disqualified.

The entries in each Category will judged separately, in accordance with the Judging Criteria, as defined below. All entries must be submitted and received by March 30, 2014, 11:59 p.m. PT. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt. Sponsor reserves the right to examine the original photograph/source material in order to confirm compliance with these rules.

CONTEST PRIZES

The winner in each Category will each receive a BriteTap® chicken waterer (retail value $29.95), and his/her winning photograph will be on the ChickenWateer.com web site along with a photo credit.

Potential winners shall be required to sign and return within ten (10) days following an attempted notification, an Affidavit, Declaration or Certificate of Eligibility, Liability Release, and where legally permissible, a Publicity Release and Warranty of Ownership and License in which the entrant warrants that he/she is the owner of the photograph (and all the intellectual property rights in the photograph submitted) and grants to Sponsor and its licensees the irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entry (along with a name credit) in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest without additional compensation. Failure to execute and deliver any required documents to Sponsor by the specified deadline may result in disqualification from the Contest, and selection of an alternate potential winner. NONCOMPLIANCE OR RETURN OF PRIZE NOTIFICATION AS UNDELIVERABLE, WHETHER BY REGULAR MAIL OR BY EMAIL, MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION AND SELECTION OF AN ALTERNATE POTENTIAL WINNER.

JUDGING

Photographs will be judged based on their photographic composition, clarity, and completeness in showing the characteristics of each breed of chicken. We reserve the right not to choose a winners in any, or all, of the Categories if none of the entries are judged to be of sufficient quality for publication. Decisions of the judge are final and binding.

LICENSE

By entering the Contest, all entrants grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to Authorized Parties, to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit) in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known, including, but not limited to: Display on the ChickenWaterer.com web site; chicken waterer.com blog; ChickenWaterer.com Breed Photo Gallery and Breed Selector calculators.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

By entering this Contest, all entrants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless National Geographic Society 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.

ChickenWaterer.com 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. CW 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.

CONDITIONS

THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Entrants agree that this Contest shall be subject to and governed by the laws of the Palo Alto, California and the forum for any dispute shall be in the Palo Alto, California, United States of America. To the extent permitted by law, the right to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or on connection with this Contest are hereby excluded and any entrant expressly waives any and all such rights. Certain restrictions may apply. Entries void if the Sponsor 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.

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 Sponsor 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 Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant.

The Sponsor 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