#GoggleSelfie Photo Contest Official Rules

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ELIGIBILITY: The “Ski.com #GoggleSelfie Photo Contest,” (the “Contest”), is open only to legal residents of the fifty United States (including D.C.) who are at least 18 years of age at time of entry. Employees, officers and directors of Ski.com (the “Sponsor”), Facebook, Inc., Wildfire, all advertising and promotional agencies and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, sales representatives, distributors, manufacturers, licensees or agents, and their immediate family members and those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to participate in this Contest. Subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial, and local laws and regulations.

HOW TO ENTER: Contestants may post photos on Twitter or Instagram and tag them #GoggleSelfie. Or they can upload a photo on Facebook by visiting http://facebook.com/skivacations and navigating to the “Photo Contest” tab. Alternatively, contestants may visit the Ski.com Blog (http://www.ski.com/blog) and navigate to the Featured Giveaway page where they can upload a photo. All contestants must supply the required contact information as well as one photo for the contest, either via the Facebook application, the Ski.com Blog entry form or via their Instagram or Twitter account.

CONTEST PERIOD: The Contest runs between 12:01 a.m. Mountain Time (“MDT”) on May 19, 2014 and 11:59 PM MDT on June 30, 2014. Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Contest.

NOTE: Entrants’ photographs and description will be posted online into a “Gallery” and viewed by other people during this time period.

PHOTO GUIDELINES: If submitting via the Facebook app and not Instagram, the following formats are supported: .jpg, .gif, and .png. Please do not exceed a 15 MB photo file size.

For all Entries: Entries must not be inappropriate, indecent or obscene, as determined by Sponsor in their sole discretion. Proof of submission or sending is not proof of receipt by Sponsor. Sponsor shall have the right to reject any photo submitted if it does not comply with the published guidelines. Sponsor may use any Photo in any media in association with the Contest without attribution or compensation to the Contestant, his or her successors or assigns, or any other entity. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, illegible, or misdirected requests, which are void.

Limit: Each Contestant may enter multiple times during the Upload Phase of the Contest Period. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address.

Photographer/Copyright: Entries must be submitted by the original photographer. Do not submit a photo taken by someone other than you. You must be the sole owner of the copyright of any image submitted. Your submission of the photo is your guarantee that you are the author and copyright holder of the photo. In addition, by entering, Contestants represent and warrant that the entries that they submit (i) do not infringe any other person’s or entity’s rights; and (ii) have not been submitted previously in a Contest of any kind.

Ownership/Use Rights: Contestants retain the copyright to their photographs, and all rights thereto, except as follows. By entering the Contest, Contestants agree to have their submitted photograph displayed on the Sponsor’s Contest Website without any fee or other form of compensation, and agree that Sponsor may display winning photos in a photo gallery on their website, in their newsletter, blogs, press releases, and other communication channels at their discretion, and may make and retain copies of the photograph for archival purposes. Photos will be credited to the Contestant named in the entry form. In the event that ownership of any photograph submitted is contested in any manner, Sponsors may disqualify that photograph and discontinue use of the photograph.

SUBMISSION/PUBLIC VIEWING: The Upload Phase, both via the Facebook app and via Instagram, of the Contest runs from 5/19/14 to 6/16/14. Subject to these Official Rules, Entries via Instagram and Twitter will be posted for public viewing on the “#GoggleSelfies” tab of Ski.com’s Facebook Page.

JUDGING: From among all submitted entries, twenty one (21) Finalists will be selected by a committee of judges from Ski.com and Valle Nevado on 6/16/14 based on the photos submitted during the Upload Phase.

VOTING: Voters may choose to vote for any of the twenty one (21) finalists. Voting will take place between 6/16/14 and 6/30/14. Facebook users will go to http://facebook.com/skivacations and go to the “Photo Contest” tab to vote. People can vote for one submission per day via the Vote Now button.

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: Grand Prize Winner is determined by the finalist with the most votes. The Grand Prize Winner and runners-up will be determined on 7/1/14 and will be announced on 7/1/14 via email to all entrants and in the 7/8/14 Ski.com Inside Track eNewsletter.

PRIZES: Second (2nd) through fifth (5th) place photo entries receive one (1) pair of POC Retina Big goggles. The person who submitted the photo with the most votes will be awarded the Grand Prize of seven (7) nights’ lodging two (2) people sharing a double room in the Hotel Puerta del Sol; lift tickets for two (2) people for the length of their stay plus two (2) Interconnect lift tickets to access El Colorado and La Parva; daily breakfast and dinner at the resort for two (2); one (1) pair of POC Retina Big goggles. In addition, the winner will receive 50% off LATAM Airlines Group flights to Santiago, valid from U.S. gateway cities for the lowest available fare at time of booking. This prize package is subject to availability and blackout dates, and it is valid for travel between August 22, 2014 and September 26, 2014.  If winner is unable to travel within the time period required, the prize will be forfeited. All costs, expenses and  incidental travel costs associated with prize acceptance and use not expressly stated herein as being awarded (in the package description above), including but not limited to, telephone calls, Spa treatments and services, purchases made or other expenses or incidentals are the responsibility solely of the Winner. The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize is $4,928. When presented without decimal places, the prize value may be rounded and referred to as $4,900 which in actuality refers to the ARV of $4,928. Actual value may vary based on dates of travel and included components. Any stated difference between the approximate value and actual value of Grand Prize or any substituted prize will not be awarded.

No cash equivalent for the prizes, prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. TOTAL ARV OF ALL GRAND PRIZES: $4,928.

Runners up: The people who submit the photos receiving the second, third, fourth and fifth most votes will each receive a pair of POC Retina Big goggles. Total AVR of each runner-up prize: $140.00.

Any stated difference between the approximate value and actual value of runner-up prizes or any substituted prize will not be awarded. No cash equivalent for the prizes, prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.

VERIFICATION: The Grand Prize Winner will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity/Liability Release within five (5) days from the date of the notification. If the selected Grand Prize Winner does not return such documentation within the required timeframe, then he/she will be awarded a First Prize, and the finalist with the next highest score will be offered the Grand Prize.

PUBLICITY/PROMOTIONAL USE: Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes Entrant’s irrevocable consent and release to Sponsor and their agents to use, record, reproduce, publish, display, perform and translate: the name, likeness, voice, quotations, opinions and biographical information of the Winners, including without limitation any photograph or recording, for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

GENERAL RULES: By entering or participating in the Contest, Contestants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for electronic hardware, programming or software malfunctions, or failures, or line connections, accessibility or availability, or technical failures of any kind, or unauthorized human intervention, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of any entry or other information, or for the failure to capture any such information. Sponsor and Facebook, Inc. are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or 5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Contestant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. Further, if, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned by reason of infection by virus, bugs, worms, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsors reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, and select the winners for the Contest, from the entries received prior to the action taken or in other such manner as deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsors.

By participating, all Contestants hereby waive and release, and agree to hold harmless the Sponsor, Facebook, Inc., Wildfire, and all promotions and advertising agencies, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, advertising and promotions agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, from and against, any and all rights, claims and causes of action whatsoever that they may have, or which may arise, against any of them for any liability for any matter, cause or thing whatsoever, including but not limited to any injury, loss, damage, whether direct, compensatory, incidental or consequential, to person, including death and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from their acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize in the Contest, or their participation in the Contest.

PERSONAL INFORMATION: The personal information collected through the Contest is subject to Sponsors’ privacy statements set forth at http://www.ski.com/about/privacy.aspx. Any personal information handled by an agency or vendor of Sponsors’, will be done solely on their behalf and all such information shall be handled exclusively in conformance with Sponsors’ privacy statements.

CONTEST RULES/WINNER’S LIST: To obtain a copy of the Official Rules of this Contest, or for a listing of the winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Ski.com “#GoggleSelfie Photo Contest,” c/o Ski.com, 210 AABC STE AA, Aspen, CO 81611. Requests for Official Rules and/or Winner’s List must be sent in separate envelopes, postmarked by 7/15/13. Indicate Rules Request or Winner Confirmation on the front of the envelope. SPONSOR: Ski.com, 210 AABC STE AA, Aspen, CO 81611.

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Inc.



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