2014 Holiday Photo Contest!

78144_470492288130_5585582_oIt’s been a very busy year – thank you all so much!! So busy, though, that I haven’t had much time to come up with great contest ideas – so because of that Scott and I have decided to do a big contest!

One of my favorite things is holidays. Holidays, to me, are about getting together with family and taking time to simply enjoy each other. I also adore traditions. Scott and I have started a number of traditions that we continue with in our family, and to me it makes the holidays even more special.

THE CONTEST

HOLIDAY PHOTOS! As I just said, I love the holidays, so I want to see YOUR holiday photos!! Send me your favorite holiday photos! What holiday? Christmas, Easter, Hanukkah, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Valentine’s day – if it’s a known holiday, it counts!! What type of photos am I looking for? I’m looking for photos that show the holiday in the way that you see it. The joy of Christmas, the stuffing meal you get on Thanksgiving, the love on Valentine’s day, all showcased in one photo. I want to see the holiday through your eyes.

THE PRIZE

310558_10150352280373131_52589527_nWhat can you win if your photo wins? Well this time there is going to be TWO winners! It’s been so long since I’ve had a contest that I figured it was only fair to do a huge one, and this is huge! There will be two winners: the people’s choice winner and the grand prize winner! The People’s Choice winner will receive a $45 Gift Certificate to Randi Lee Photography, and the Grand Prize Winner will receive a $75 Gift Certificate to Randi Lee Photography!

THE JUDGING

Because there are two winners we figured that we would have them win two different ways! The People’s Choice winner will, as you’ve probably guessed, be selected by you! All submissions will be put on the Randi Lee Photography Facebook page. All “likes” and “comments” will be counted and the photo with the most combined likes and comments will be the People’s Choice winner!

The Grand Prize winner will be selected by a panel of 5 judges which will include not only myself but a few other Vermont photographers as well! THAT winner will receive the $75 Gift Certificate!

HELPFUL HINTS

10353_10151207114803131_506661264_nIf you want your photo to stand out, make sure that it’s fairly easy to figure out which holiday you are showcasing. This doesn’t mean that the photo has to be completely obvious (you don’t NEED to have a Christmas Tree or a Jack-o-lantern in the picture), but it should be fairly easy for most people to figure out the holiday simply by seeing the photo. Also, make sure that you put a great caption on the photo! A great caption, or a great title, can help to make clear exactly what you’re trying to say with the picture.

THE DETAILS

Since you have two chances to win, you can submit TWO photos! All photos need to be submitted to randileephotography@gmail.com by 8 PM on November 5, 2014. Any photos submitted must be photos that either you have taken or that you have been giving the exclusive rights to use. If they are professionally taken photos, you do need the photographer’s permission to use the photo in the contest. All submissions will be put on the Randi Lee Photography Facebook page by 12 PM on November 6, 2014 which is when voting begins! The photo that has the most combined likes and comments will win, although multiple comments by the same person on a photo will not be counted – only one comment per person per photo will be counted. Voting is open from 12 PM on November 6, 2014 until 8 PM on November 14th, 2014!  The winner of both the popular vote and the panel of judges will be officially announced by 8 PM on November 17, 2014.

If you have any questions about the contest, please feel free to contact me at randileephotography@gmail.com!

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

The “Holiday Photo Contest” is sponsored Randi Lee Photography (“Sponsor”). This contest is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”). By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects. The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion will be directed to Sponsor, not Facebook.

ELIGIBILITY
The Contest is open to legal residents of their respective countries where not prohibited by law, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid e-mail account prior to the beginning of the Contest Period. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant.

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD
The Sweepstakes begins on October 29th, 2014 and ends on November 16th, 2015, 8 PM. (“Sweepstakes Period”). All entries (submissions) must be received on or before the time stated during that submission period. Sponsor reserves the right to extend or shorten the contest at their sole discretion.

HOW TO ENTER
You can enter the Giveaway by submitting photos to randileephotography@gmail.com. Entrants must have legal rights to any photos submitted. Entrants may submit 2 photos for the contest.

WINNER SELECTION
All eligible entries received during the Submission Period will gathered and put on the Randi Lee Photography Facebook Page. Two winners will be chosen, one by popular vote and one by a panel of judges. The winners will be announced on or about November 17, 2011 on or about 8 PM. Announcement and instructions for prize will be sent to the e-mail address supplied by the prize winners.. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her e-mail account for prize notification and receipt or other communications related to this sweepstakes. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached by Administrator (or Sponsor) within fifteen (15) days, using the contact information provided at the time of entry, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize.

PRIZES:

Grand Prize: $75 Gift Certificate to Randi Lee Photography.

People’s Choice Winner: $45 Gift Certificate to Randi Lee Photography.

ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS
No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Sweepstakes, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Sponsor determines that the Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.

INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, THE FACEBOOK PLATFORM, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES.

PUBLICITY
By participating, each entrant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, likeness or comments for publicity purposes without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.
SWEEPSTAKES SPONSORS
This sweepstakes is sponsored by:
Randi Lee Photogaphy

P.O. Box 96

Coventry, VT 05825

802-334-8567

Any questions regarding this Sweepstakes should be directed to Randi Lee Photography at randileephotography@gmail.com

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