The “We Need Your Stars” Digital Photo Contest is open only to legal residents of
Illinois. Employees and interns of VISIT SI and its sponsor, RIVER RADIO, as well
as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household
members of those employees, are not eligible to enter.
The Photo Contest is presented by VISIT SI and is sponsored by RIVER RADIO. This
Photo Contest is in no way sponsored by, endorsed by, administered by, or
associated with, Facebook.
The Photo Contest begins at 12:00am EST on July 11, 2016 and ends at 11:59pm
EST on August 12, 2016 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the
Entry Period will not be eligible. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping
device for the Photo Contest.
WHAT TO ENTER
VISIT SI is committed to promoting memorable travel experiences throughout
communities in Williamson County. VISIT SI is currently preparing to host
thousands of visitors in August of 2017 for the total solar eclipse. For our 2016
“We Need Your Stars” Photo Contest, we’d like to see children ages 6-9* who live
and play in Southern Illinois enjoying their favorite Williamson County landmarks
wearing sunglasses to promote the viewing of the total solar eclipse.
To ensure eligibility for the contest, please submit files no larger than 20MB at the
time of entry. All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the
scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard
optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color
and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified.
Entries may originate in any format — including, but not limited to digital files,
digital prints, color transparencies, color prints, or black and white prints — so long
as they are submitted electronically in a .JPEG .jpg, or.png form. Multiple exposures
that have been combined to produce a single "High Dynamic Range" image are
Entries should include metadata if at all possible. Caption information should
First name of child appearing in photo
Name of location (ex: Glacier, National Park)
*Entrants must be between the ages of 6 and 9 years as of October 1,
The following submissions are ineligible:
Photographs of pets or domestic animals.
Images of captive animals photographed in zoos and commercial game farms.
Photos that violate or infringe upon another person's rights, including but not
limited to copyright.
Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable
or inappropriate content.
Images that involve the willful harassment of wildlife, or damage to the
environment by the photographer.
Images that involve putting any individual or animal in danger.
Images taken more than two years prior to the beginning date of the Contest
VISIT SI and RIVER RADIO shall determine entry eligibility in its sole and absolute
HOW TO ENTER
All images must be submitted though our photo submission website including
all required fields, including name, email and other information about your photo
You can select an image directly from your computer desktop, or submit images
from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for consideration in the contest. Digital
images that are sent via mail or email will not be accepted.
One entry per person. You may not use an agency or automated system to enter.
Sponsor reserves the right to reject any additional entries or entries that do not
comply with these Official Rules. By entering, you indicate your unconditional
agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions,
which are final and binding. You cannot win a prize unless you comply with all
requirements in these Official Rules.
Entrants may be asked to supplement their submission (such as with a paragraph
about their photo or the highest resolution version of their photo) anytime on or
after August 12, 2016.
Finalists will be determined by public vote, which will begin at 12:00 AM CST on
August 17, 2016 and end at 11:59 PM CST on August 24, 2016. All valid entries will
be posted in online gallery on all River Radio websites for online public vote.
Number of finalists will be determined by VISIT SI and its sponsor, River Radio.
Final judging will be conducted by a panel of guest judges to be determined by
VISIT SI and its sponsor, River Radio. The Panel will evaluate all valid entries and
pick two (2) winners.
Finalists will be notified of their status within 5 days of August 21, 2016 and will
appear on VISITSI.COM and all RIVER RADIO websites. All judging decisions are
final. Please do not contact us about the status of entries or judging.
VISIT SI will notify winners via the contact information provided at the time of
entry no later than August 26, 2016.
POTENTIAL WINNER REQUIREMENTS
Except where prohibited, a potential winner will be required to complete and return
an affidavit of eligibility, including proof of age, and liability/publicity release within
7 days. Parent or legal guardian will be required to sign the documents on his/her
behalf. If a potential winner fails to return these documents on time, an alternate
potential winner may be selected in his/her place.
Parent(s) or legal guardian of winning entrant should be prepared to spend a
minimum of a half day with child on location during photo shoot. Winner must
provide several changes of clothing for photo shoot.
VISIT SI will award the following prizes.
Two (2) Overall grand prize winners will receive:
Featured in special edition Southern Illinois visitors’ guide for 2017 to be
distributed by VISIT SI.
Kids Prize Pack including $100 worth of gift cards and goodie bag filled with
items from local sponsors.
Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit — including
ownership if applicable.
If you submit a photograph to enter the Photo Contest, you grant VISIT SI and its
sponsor, RIVER RADIO a royalty-free, nonexclusive right during the Photo Contest
Display the photograph on the Photo Contest submission websites.
Allow third-parties to share the photograph on the following social media platforms:
Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
If your photograph is formally honored by the competition as a winner or an
honorable mention, you grant VISIT SI and its sponsor, RIVER RADIO a royalty-
free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:
Use the photograph on the Internet and in Social Media in support of our mission.
Use the photograph in VISIT SI and RIVER RADIO’s internal and external
communications materials including but not limited to web sites and web
publications, fact sheets, fund raising publications, advertising, multimedia,
presentation and membership services, annual report and magazine.
Use, in connection with the Photo Contest, your name, city, state and country of
residence in promotions and other publications.
In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Photo Contest is
impaired in any way, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the
Photo Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Photo Contest; or
(b) award the prize(s) from among the eligible entries received up to the time of
the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and
seek damages from any individual who tampers with the operation of the Photo
Contest, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike
manner. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not
constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to
Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by
Sponsor. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, the
authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be
the owner. The Photo Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and
regulations and is void where prohibited.
RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
By entering, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Facebook, their
respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers,
directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any
claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Photo Contest or receipt
or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human
intervention in the Photo Contest; (b) technical errors; (c) printing errors; (d) late
or undelivered mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Photo Contest; or (f)
injury or damage to persons or property. You waive the right to claim any attorneys
fees and any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive,
consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
PRIVACY AND PUBLICITY
Any information you submit as part of the Photo Contest will be used in accordance
provided to Sponsor. Except where prohibited, you consent to Sponsor’s use of your
name in any list of winners (if applicable) and for promotional purposes in any
media without further payment or consideration.
You agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or
connected with, the Photo Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved
individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the
appropriate court located in Illinois. All issues and questions concerning the
construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your
rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with
the Photo Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the
laws of Illinois, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules
(whether of Illinois or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of
the laws of any jurisdiction other than Illinois.
To request a winners list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your
request to We Need Your Stars Contest, c/o River Radio, 1431 Country Aire Drive,
Carterville, IL 62918 Requests must be received by October 1, 2016.
Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to email@example.com.