The My Bahamas Passion Instagram Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by [Islands] magazine, [Scuba Diving] magazine and [Sport Fishing] magazine, publications of Bonnier Corporation (“Sponsor”).
ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: Four (4) day/three (3) night See & Sun Package for two at Stella Maris Resort Club & Marina on Long Island, Bahamas. It includes accommodations in an Ocean View King Room, one (1) bottle champagne and fruit platter upon arrival, plus a flower bouquet; all taxes and service charges; three (3) meals per person/per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner); three (3) drinks per person/per day – any type, excluding bottle wine; one (1) glass of house wine with dinner each night; one (1) bonefishing trip with Docky Smith (Bonafide Bonefishing); and 2-persons transfers to and from the dock on the day of bonefishing. Snorkel equipment not included. Black Out dates: December 27-January 10, 2017. Guests must stay simultaneously. Trip must be concluded by July 31, 2017. Prize value: $2,000.
All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply; void where prohibited. PRIZES MAY BE SUBJECT TO TAX; ALL APPLICABLE TAXES ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to individuals, twenty-one (21) years or older at time of entry, who are legal residents of the United States, excluding residents of the states of California, Kentucky and Utah, and the Territory of Puerto Rico. Employees of Bonnier Corporation and its parent companies, subsidiaries or agents, their immediate families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse and grandparents), and those domiciled with any of the foregoing are not eligible.
ENTRY: All entrants must post a photo of what they love about the Bahamas – i.e. the fishing, the diving, the boating, the beaches, the conch fritters, etc. on Instagram and hashtag #MyBahamasPassion. Photos must be taken by the entrant. All information provided by entrant must be complete, true and correct. Submissions to the Contest must be received by September 7, 2016 at 11:59 am Eastern Time (“ET”) in order to be eligible; entries received after that date will be deemed ineligible to win. All submitted entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned; Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, inaccurate, incomplete, damaged, illegible, or misdirected entries. Each entry must be submitted on an individual basis (i.e., no team, joint, or corporate entries) and all components of the entry must be the original creation of the submitting participant. Only non-commercial work may be submitted. Entries may not contain profanity, nudity, pornographic images, violent images, anti-competition messages, illegal material, or material that violates the rights of third parties. Entries may not include confidential information, trade secrets, trademarks or copyrighted material belonging to any person or entity other than the entrant absent a suitable license or permission agreement, proof of which is required. Entries containing any forbidden matter or material otherwise deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Online entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. One entry per person; multiple entries will be disqualified.
Online[MS3] entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. By entering, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules.
JUDGING: A panel of judges consisting of Islands, Scuba Diving and Sport Fishing editors will select the winning entry based equally upon the criteria of originality, quality and relevance. By entering, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and that the decisions of the judges are final and binding in all respects. Judging will be completed by September 23 and potential winners will be notified by @reply on or before September 30. Sponsor reserves the right not to select any winning submissions based upon the quantity or content of submissions.
PRIZE AWARDS: Potential winners may be required to sign and return a sworn Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release. If required documentation is not returned within seven (7) business days of notification, or if notification is returned as undeliverable, any prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected. Prizes will be awarded within sixty (60) days after winner verification. No prize substitution or transfer is permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value, including cash, for any reason. Sponsor is required by law to report prize values to taxing authorities; all taxes and any other incidental expenses on prizes are the sole responsibility of each winner.
GENERAL RULES & LIMITATIONS: By entering, you represent that: (i) your entry is your own original work; (ii) you own or have the rights to convey any and all right and title in any material submitted as part of your entry into the Contest; (iii) the entry has not been published or submitted to any other competition; and (iv) your entry does not infringe upon any third party’s rights, including but not limited to, copyright, patent or trademarks/trade names/logos, or rights of privacy or publicity. Photos must not include any identifiable persons without their permission. By entering, you grant to Sponsor and its licensees a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to edit, publish, promote, edit, alter, and republish at any time in the future and otherwise use your submission, along with your name and likeness, in any and all media for any purpose, without further permission, notice or compensation (except where prohibited by law). By participating in the Contest, you agree to release Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, directors, officers, and agents from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, possession, use, or misuse of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures, or other errors or problems which may occur in connection with the Contest, whether computer, network, technical, mechanical, typographical, printing, human or otherwise, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of entries, the announcement of the prizes, in any Contest-related materials, or that may limit prize fulfillment or a participant’s ability to enter the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to amend these official rules and to disqualify permanently from the Contest any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules. By entering, participants agree that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Florida without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. Participants agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Contest, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal and/or state courts in Florida (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will participants be permitted to obtain awards for, and participants hereby waive all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, and consequential damage, and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased
PRIVACY: By entering, you agree that the information you provide may be sent to promotional partners of the Sponsor. You may be contacted by the Sponsor and/or promotional partners with future promotional offers. Information provided by you to participate in this Contest is subject to the privacy policies of the Sponsor.