Official Rules 2019 Worst Road in Maine Contest

 

SPONSOR 

Maine Better Transportation Association, 146 State Street, Augusta, Maine, 04330, USA.


TERM 

The 2019 Worst Road in Maine Contest begins April 1, 2019 at 12:00 a.m. US Eastern Time and ends May 1, 2019 at midnight US EDT.

Information on how to enter and the awarding of prizes  may be found in the 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 

The contest is open only to individuals 18 years or older residing in the state of Maine.  

 

HOW TO ENTER 

Each Entry consists of an entry form and at least  one photographic image. To enter, visit www.FixMaineRoads.org. Complete an entry form with the required information, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, name/number and town/city of the road/highway, and a description of the entrant’s experience on that road. Submit along with your photograph of the road you’ve chosen in accordance with the instructions that follow. Entries also may be submitted via e-mail to FixMaineRoads@mbtaonline.org

Photographs must be in digital format. Only online entries will be eligible. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this Contest. All digital files must be 5 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG or JPG format, and must be at least 1,600 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,600 pixels tall (if a vertical image).  

By entering the Contest, entrant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work that 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 entries in accordance with the Judging Criteria, are defined below. All entries must be submitted and received May 1, 2019 at midnight EDT.  Proof of submission is not proof of receipt. Entries must be made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an internet access provider, online service provider, internet domain owner, or other person or organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Sponsor reserves the right to examine the original photograph/source material in order to confirm compliance with these rules. 

 

RELEASES 

Upon Sponsor's request, each entrant must be prepared to provide (within seven (7) calendar days of receipt of Sponsor's request) a signed release from all persons who appear in the photograph submitted, and/or from the owner of any material that appears in the photograph entry, authorizing Sponsor and its licensees ("Authorized Parties") to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entry in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known. All releases must be in the form provided by Sponsor. Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification at any time during the Contest and selection of an alternate winner.  

For the purposes of these Official Rules, the entrant will be deemed to be in receipt of Sponsor's request or notification, (a) in the event that Sponsor sends the request by postal mail, five business days after the request was sent by Sponsor, or (b) in the event that Sponsor sends the request by e-mail, on the day that the e-mail was sent by Sponsor. 

 

CONTEST PRIZES 

The Grand Prize winner will receive a check valued at $529, and his/her winning photograph(s) will be published in Maine Trails magazine. The Grand Prize is non-transferable.

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.

No prize transfer, assignment, or substitution by winners permitted. If a prize (or part of a prize) is unavailable, the Sponsor, in its discretion, reserves the right to substitute the original prize (or that part of the prize) with an alternative prize to the equal monetary value and/or specification, unless to do so would be prohibited by law. NONCOMPLIANCE OR RETURN OF PRIZE NOTIFICATION AS UNDELIVERABLE, WHETHER BY REGULAR MAIL OR BY E-MAIL, MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION AND SELECTION OF AN ALTERNATE POTENTIAL WINNER. 


These rules apply to the 2019 Worst Road in Maine Contest.


The sponsor of the contest is Maine Better Transportation Association, 146 State Street, Augusta, Maine, 04330, USA.


No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest.


This contest is void where prohibited.

The contest begins April 1, 2019 and ends May 1, 2019 at midnight EDT.

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.

To enter, fill in the entry form on the www.FixMaineRoads.org web site or e-mail your entry form and photo to FixMaineRoads@mbtaonline.org. There is a limit of one entry per person and/or e-mail address. Any legal resident of Maine age eighteen or older can enter, except employees of the Maine Better Transportation Association or any member of their immediate family. Entries that are lost, late, misdirected, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at the web site or elsewhere, will not be eligible. The Maine Better Transportation Association, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site, or otherwise in violation of the rules. It further reserves the right to cancel, terminate, or modify the Worst Road in Maine Contest if it is not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure, or technical failures of any sort.

Entrants represent and warrant that their submission is their original work, it has not been copied from others, and it does not violate the rights of any other person or entry. All entry materials become the property of Maine Better Transportation Association and will not be acknowledged or returned. The copyright in any submission shall remain the property of the entrant, but entry in this contest constitutes entrant's irrevocable, perpetual permission and consent, without further compensation or attribution, to use the submission and the entrant's name and city and state for editorial, advertising, commercial and publicity purposes by the sponsor. Sponsor and/or others authorized by the sponsor shall have the right to edit, adapt, and modify the submission.

Each entrant releases and discharges the sponsor, the judges, any party associated with the development or administration of the contest, their employees, agents or representatives or any of their parents, subsidiaries, sister companies, or affiliates from any and all liability in connection with the contest, including without limitation, legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demand or actions of any kind.

One grand prize winner and finalists will be selected from the entries received. The grand prize winner and finalists’ photos and descriptions will be published in Maine Trails magazine and uses for publicity for the contest and on the MBTAonline.org web sites and MBTA’s Facebook pages (www.facebook.com/FixItNowMaine) and www.facebook.com/MaineBetterTransportation, along with each finalist’s name and city and state.

The grand prize winner of will be the person whose photo and description of a Maine road and/or bridge satisfies all of the rules and is chosen by the judge(s) as the best entry. The judge(s) will announce the winner on www.MBTAonline.org and www.facebook.com/FixItNowMaine. All decisions of the Judge(s) are final and binding.

The qualified grand prize winner of the 2019 Worst Road in Maine Contest will receive a $753 check from the Maine Better Transportation Association. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not respond within three (3) days, an alternate winner may be selected, at the sole discretion of the judge(s). The approximate retail value of the prize is $753. Income and other taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner.

Subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void outside the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and where prohibited.

The prize is not transferable. No substitutions for the prize except by the Maine Better Transportation Association, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be substituted.

All entries become the property of the Maine Better Transportation Association and will not be acknowledged or returned.

Except where prohibited: (i) acceptance of the Prize constitutes consent to use winner’s name, likeness, and winning entry for editorial, advertising, and publicity purposes, without further compensation; (ii) winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and copyright transfer/liability/publicity/permission release. If the winner is deemed to be a minor under the jurisdiction of his/her residence, the parent or legal guardian must execute the necessary affidavit and release. Affidavits and releases must be returned within ten (10) days of attempted notification or an alternate winner may be chosen.