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.


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


 Location

 First name of child appearing in photo

 Name of location (ex: Glacier, National Park)

 City

*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



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.


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


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.


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.


Any information you submit as part of the Photo Contest will be used in accordance

with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. The information you provide when you enter is

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