AIRBNB UN-CLICHÉ YOUR SUMMER PHOTO CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Sponsor. The Sponsor of the Un-cliché your summer contest is Airbnb, Inc., located at 99 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. The Contest is not affiliated with or sponsored by Instagram.
How to Enter. Participants may enter the Airbnb Un-cliché your summer contest beginning June 19, 2013 at 6:00am PDT until June 21, 2013 at 11:59pm PDT by adding the hashtag “#Airbnbfun” to the Instagram photograph or photographs they wish to enter on the theme of summer vacations. There is no limit to the number of entries participants may submit. In order for Airbnb to view entry photographs and include them in the contest, participants’ Instagram privacy restrictions must be set to permit public viewing during the contest period. Airbnb is not responsible for computer or network problems, problems with Instagram or other submission errors that result in late or inadmissible entries.
Eligibility. To participate or win, participants must be registered users of Instagram, at least 18 years old (or the age of majority in state of residence) and legal residents of the United States. Directors, officers, employees and agents of Airbnb, and the members of their immediate families or households, are not eligible to win.
Winner Selection. One (1) winner will selected be based on three (3) judging criteria applied to the entered photographs at the following weight:
(1) How creative/original is it? (50%)
(2) How much did it make us laugh? (25%)
(3) How excited did it make us for summer vacation? (25%)
Judges’ decisions are final and binding.
Prohibited Content. Photographs must be the original work of the participants and not violate the rights of any other party, including but not limited to intellectual property rights or rights of privacy/publicity. Photographs must NOT contain: (a) advertising or commercial content for any party other than Airbnb; (b) content that endorses/promotes illegal or harmful activity; (c) violent, profane, vulgar, obscene, defamatory or otherwise objectionable material; or (d) adult material. Airbnb reserves the right to disqualify any photograph that violates these prohibitions, or which Airbnb deems inappropriate for any reason, in Airbnb’s sole discretion.
License. By submitting a photograph or photographs, participants grant Airbnb a worldwide royalty-free license to use, reproduce, distribute, transmit, publish or display the photograph or photographs, with or without modifications, in any media for commercial purposes.
Notification/Announcement of Winner. Airbnb will notify the first-place winner through the Instagram messaging feature on or about June 24, 2013. If such winner fails to respond within 24 hours, he or she may be disqualified, and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner. In the event of a dispute about the identity of the winner, Airbnb will award the Prize to the authorized account holder of the Instagram account associated with the winning photograph. Airbnb will publicly announce the winner within 30 days of the close of the contest period, including through social media channels such as Twitter (@Airbnb) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/airbnb).
Prize Conditions. The prize is provided as-is with no warranty or guarantee. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply, including but not limited to tax laws. The winner is responsible for paying any and all taxes due. Airbnb may require the winner to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and a publicity release permitting Airbnb to use the winner’s name, Instagram username, image and winning photograph in promotional materials where permitted by law. Refusal or inability to sign and return such forms within three days of notification may result in disqualification and award of prize to an alternate winner.
General Liability Release. By entering this Contest, participants release Airbnb from any liability whatsoever, on any theory, and waive all claims and causes of action arising from or related to this Contest.
Interpretations and Disputes. Participants agree to be bound by these Rules and all decisions of the judges, which final and binding. Any disputes shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, and shall be resolved in the courts of San Francisco, California.
Miscellaneous. The Contest is void where prohibited. If any terms or provisions of these Rules are held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect. Airbnb may suspend, modify or terminate the Contest if it believes, in its sole discretion, that malfunction, error, disruption or damage is impairing or will impair the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, in which case the prize will be awarded among the eligible entries received that were unaffected by the problem, if possible. Questions or comments may be sent to email@example.com or the mailing address shown in the Section entitled “Sponsor” above, attn Un-cliché your summer contest.