“Selfie” Contest Rules & Regulations

Contest Period

  • The 150 Reasons to Visit the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve monthly Selfie Contests (the “150 Reasons Selfie Contest”) will begin at 12:00 am Central Standard Time (CST) on the first day of each month and will end at 11:59 pm Central Standard Time (CST) on the last day of each month.
    • All entries must be received before the 11:59 pm CST deadline on the last day of each month to be eligible to win.
  • The 150 Reasons to Visit the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve Grand Prize Selfie Contest (the “150 Reasons Selfie Contest”) will begin at 12:00 am Central Standard Time (CST) on January 1st, 2017 and will end at 11:59 pm Central Standard Time (CST) on December 31st, 2017.
    • All entries must be received before 11:59 pm CST on December 31st, 2017 to be eligible to win.

Eligibility

  • “150 Reasons” Selfie Contest is open to everyone, including professional photographers
  • Everyone who enters the “150 Reasons” Selfie Contest must “Like” the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve on Facebook

How to Enter

  • By email: rmbr@mts.net
  • On Facebook (@RMBiosphere) – please include #rmbr150 in your post
  • Contestants may enter only one (1) “Selfie” per festival or event
  • Contestants may enter up to one (1) “Selfie” per month for each year round cultural attraction or geographic feature visited
  • Images may be taken using any electronic device
  • Every photo submitted must be a “true Selfie” and prominently feature the person submitting the photograph
  • In addition to highlighting the person submitting the photo, each submission must also clearly highlight the festival, event, cultural attraction, geographic feature or activity
  • Photos must be taken within the boundaries of the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve
  • Photo files must be a minimum of 300 dpi, or 500 KB
  • With each submission, include: Contestant’s name and identify where the “Selfie” was taken.

Winner Selection & Notification

  • Winners will be announced within 48 hours after the close of each monthly “150 Reasons” Selfie Contest.
  • Winners will be notified by email or Facebook, depending on how the submission was entered, and will be posted on the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve’s website and Facebook page.
  • Winners will be selected from all of the submissions received during the previous month.
  • Each monthly winner will also be eligible to win the year end grand prize, which will be drawn on January 1st, 2018.

Use of Submissions

  • By submitting your photo or image you are authorizing the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve to use your photo in any and all promotional material they see fit.
  • All photos and images submitted become the property of Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve which shall then have the right at any time to publicly display, publish or otherwise use any photo or image. This includes but is not limited to: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and other social media platforms, email marketing, website, print and promotional material and any other marketing material they so choose to showcase and use the winning photos.
  • Persons submitting entries are responsible to ensure the consent of any person shown in the photo or image

Privacy

  • We will use your personal contact information to administer the “150 Reasons” Selfie Contest, including contacting, announcing and promoting prizewinners.
  • The “150 Reasons” Selfie Contest is run in compliance with Canadian Privacy Laws.

Banning

  • The Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve “150 Reasons” Selfie Contest committee, in their sole discretion, may prohibit any person from entering the Contest whom they believe is abusing the rules.
  • Such abuse includes entering false information and submitting more times than is permitted under the “150 Reasons” Selfie Contest rules.
Release, Copyright Assignment and Waiver of Moral Rights:

Each entrant irrevocably assigns and transfers to the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve any and all rights, title, and interest in each photograph submitted including, without limitation, all copyright. The Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve shall have the right in perpetuity to reproduce, copy, display, distribute, edit or modify any entrant’s photo for use in connection with the “150 Reasons” Selfie Contest or other marketing and advertising purposes, and each entrant waives any and all moral rights he/she may have in any photo submitted. Each entrant agrees to complete and sign all documents necessary to confirm the rights granted under these official rules. By entering the “150 Reasons” Selfie Contest, each entrant consents to the posting of his or her entry, including any photo or related caption or comment, and the use of his or her name, likeness, image, photograph, and comments online, in connection with the “150 Reasons” Selfie Contest, without any further notice, review, approval, consent or compensation. In addition, each entrant acknowledges and agrees that posting a photograph online brings that photograph within public view, and that the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve will not be held liable for any copying, reproducing, re-posting, or unlawful use of the posted photograph, or any other injury, damage or loss to entrant or any other person that may result. As a condition of being declared a winner and prior to being awarded the prize, each selected entrant will be required to show valid photo ID and to sign a declaration of eligibility and release form (i) releasing the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserves and its related parties, as well as Facebook Inc., from any and all liability in connection with the “150 Reasons” Selfie Contest and/or the prize; (ii) confirming compliance with these “150 Reasons” Selfie Contest rules; (iii) consenting to the use of his or her name and photograph, in any and all forms of media, without further compensation, in any publicity carried out by the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve and/or its advertising and promotional agencies; and (iv) assigning all intellectual property rights, including copyright, in the photograph to the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve and waiving his/her moral rights in the photograph. If a potential winner is under the age of majority, his/her parent or legal guardian must also sign and return the declaration of eligibility and release form.

Indemnity: By participating in the “150 Reasons” Selfie Contest, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve, “150 Reasons” Selfie Contest partners and sponsors and each of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees, advisors, assignees, agents, licensees, representatives, advertising, media buyers and promotional agencies from any and all damages, injuries, claims, causes of action, or losses of any kind (including but not limited to lawyers’ fees) arising out of or relating to your participation in the “150 Reasons” Selfie Contest; your receipt or use of any prize; your violation of any term of these “150 Reasons” Selfie Contest rules; your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or any claim that your submission caused any type of damage to a third party.