Nikon’s In Every Frame Rewards Contest - OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
OPEN ONLY TO ELIGIBLE ENTRANTS WHO, AS OF THE TIME OF ENTRY, ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD.
This Contest is sponsored by Nikon Corporation, 60 Anson Road #09-01 Mapletree Anson, Singapore 079914 (“Nikon”).
The Nikon’s In Every Frame Rewards Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to individuals who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. The following individuals are not eligible to enter or win a prize: employees, contractors, directors, and officers of Nikon and its respective affiliates, agents, marketing agencies, and any other parties involved in the administration of the Contest and each of the immediate family members of such excluded individuals (i.e., spouses, parents, children, siblings and the “steps” of each) and all persons living in the same household of each. By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules (“Official Rules”) and by the decisions of Nikon and the judges selected by Nikon in all matters relating to the Contest.
2. Contest Period
Subject to clauses below, the Contest is a series of separate competitions that run monthly beginning at 12:00:00 am ET on 1st of each month and ending at 11:59:59 PM ET on last day of the month, until Nikon discontinues the Contest (“Entry Period”). Each month is a separate Entry Period for a separate competition. Nikon’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Contest. The first Contest begins on November 1st, 2017.
3. How to Enter
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY AND NO ENTRY FEE, PAYMENT OR PROOF OF PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE.
i. Step 1: During the Entry Period, log on to your In Every Frame Rewards account (or create an account at www.InEveryFrame.com if you do not already have one).
ii. Step 2: Complete the entry form located at www.InEveryFrame.com/submission and upload a link to a video you have posted on a third party website showing your best footage filmed, captured, and/or recorded using any Nikon camera or product. No footage can originate from a camera or product other than a Nikon camera or product.
Videos must be at least thirty (30) seconds and in duration. Videos must be the original work of the entrant.
Video submissions must not: contain content that violates or infringes another’s rights, including, but not limited to, privacy, publicity, proprietary and/or intellectual property rights; disparage Nikon or any other person or party affiliated with the promotion and administration of this Contest; contain personal data; contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, lewd, pornographic, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous, all as determined by Nikon in its sole discretion; or contain unlawful material.
Submissions that violate, as determined by Nikon, in its sole discretion, these entry requirements or do not meet the submission deadlines will be disqualified from the Contest.
The entrant must be the rightful owner of the e-mail address registered with the Nikon account used to log in and post the video. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner, Nikon reserves the right to deem the winner to be the natural person in whose name the e-mail account that uploaded the video is registered with Nikon. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the e-mail address is assigned by an Internet service provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. In the event of an alleged discrepancy between the identity of the authorized account holder, the “winner,” and the entrant, Nikon reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine whether the entry is valid or to declare the entry invalid and select an alternate winner.
NOTE: If an entrant participates from his or her wireless phone, the entrant’s wireless service provider may charge the entrant for each text message sent and received. Entrants should consult their wireless service provider regarding its pricing plans. Message and data rates may apply.
4. Winner Selection and Notification
Within one (1) month following the close of each applicable Entry Period, Nikon may choose any number of winners who submitted the best video clip will be selected from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. Judging will be conducted by Nikon representatives, whose decisions shall be final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest.
Nikon reserves the right in any given month to choose no winners and/or to roll over any entries provided in any given Entry Period to the next applicable Entry Period.
Eligible entries will be judged and rated according to the following criteria:
- Originality: 25%
- Story-telling and creativity: 25%
- Cinematography: 25%
- Inspires or motivates viewers: 25%
In the event of a tie, a Nikon representative not previously involved in the judging will judge and rate the tied submissions according to the same criteria as stated above to break the tie. The decisions of Nikon (and any judges appointed by Nikon) are final and binding. Nikon will notify any winner within three weeks after the winner has been selected by message sent to the e-mail address registered to entrant’s Nikon account by which the entrant submitted the video.
5. Prizes and Prize Claim
In any given Entry Period, each and every winner selected by Nikon based on the judging criteria set out above as determined by Nikon shall be awarded USD$2,000.
Winners are subject to verification by Nikon, including verification of age, residency, ownership and authenticity of the footage. The prizes are non-transferable and no prize substitution is permitted, except at the sole discretion of Nikon, in which event it shall be of equal or greater value. The winner is solely responsible for all Government, federal, state, local, or any other applicable taxes associated with the acceptance and use of the prize. All costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specifically provided herein are the responsibility of the winner.
As a condition of receiving a prize, each winner must (i) follow the instructions that will be provided by Nikon to submit the original video directly to Nikon in the format requested by Nikon and (ii) sign and return any documents requested by Nikon, including but not limited to, an affidavit of eligibility and publicity/liability release and a W-9 tax form. Failure to sign and return any requested documents by the specified return date will result in disqualification of the winner and the forfeiture of all interest in the prize. If the winner is a resident of the U.S., the winner will be issued an IRS Form 1099 in the amount of the value of the prize (or retail value, if a prize is substituted) and must provide Nikon with his/her valid Social Security Number or Taxpayer ID for tax reporting purposes.
Within two (2) weeks of receipt of notification regarding winner selection, each winner must provide requested payment-related information to Nikon in order for Nikon to send the prize to the winner. If a winner (i) is determined to be ineligible, (ii) fails to respond to the initial verification message within one (1) week of notification or after three (3) attempts (whichever occurs first), (iii) fails to provide requested payment information within two (2) weeks of receipt of notification regarding winner selection, or (iv) fails to sign and return all requested documents by the specified return date, the winner forfeits the prize in its entirety and an alternate winner will be announced based upon the eligible entry that received the next highest score from the judges.
Except where prohibited by law, by accepting a prize, each winner hereby grants to Nikon and its affiliates a worldwide, non-exclusive, fully paid, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual license, with the right to sublicense through multiple tiers, to use, distribute, and publicly display the winner’s name, likeness, and country of residence in any way in connection with or related to this Contest and/or the winner’s video(s), at any time, in any and all media, including for use in advertising and marketing without any additional approval or consideration.
7. License to Submission
By submitting an entry, each entrant represents and warrants that (i) he or she is the creator of the submission, (ii) entrant has obtained any and all necessary third-party rights, clearances, authorizations, permissions, and other releases (collectively, “Releases”) necessary or required for the submission to be displayed, performed publicly, or otherwise used by or on behalf of Nikon, including without limitation, the Releases necessary to obtain and use any footage or other work of authorship included within or embodied by any submission (including, without limitation, any synchronization, publishing, public performance or other rights) and to use all creative elements, appearances, and all third-party materials comprising, embodied by, appearing in, or otherwise displayed as part of any submission, including, without limitation, stock footage, artwork, trademarks, service marks, rights of publicity and indicia of identity (including names, statements, voices, and likenesses), literary materials and music, and (iii) the following license to the submission may be granted by entrant to Nikon and its affiliates without obtaining approval or consent from, or paying any consideration to, a third party.
Each entrant hereby grants to Nikon and its affiliates a worldwide, non-exclusive, fully paid, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual license, with the right to sublicense through multiple tiers, to (a) reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, digitally transmit, and otherwise use his or her submission in any medium or format, whether now known or hereafter discovered, (b) use, make, have made, sell, offer to sell, import, and otherwise exploit any product or service based on, embodying, incorporating, or derived from his or her submission, and (c) exercise any and all other present or future rights in his or her submission. Each entrant warrants that the holder of any intellectual property rights, including without limitation, moral rights, in his or her submission, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to entrant the right to grant the license stated above. Each entrant agrees to execute and deliver (or cause his or her representatives to execute and deliver) any additional documents requested by Nikon to perfect, maintain, protect, or enforce Nikon’s and its affiliates’ rights described above.
8. Limitation of Liability
By participating in the Contest or accepting a prize, entrants agree that Nikon, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, partners, licensors, suppliers, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Nikon Parties”) are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, stolen, altered, garbled, incorrect, incomplete or delayed entries, all of which will be void. Nikon Parties are also not responsible for problems related to unauthorized human intervention or for technical malfunctions of electronic equipment, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer hardware or software failures, phone lines, traffic congestion on the internet or any website, or for any other technical problems including telecommunication, miscommunication or failure, and failed, lost, delayed, incomplete, garbled, or misdirected communications, which may prevent the receipt of an entry or otherwise limit an entrant’s ability to participate in this Contest. Nikon Parties are not responsible for any other errors or malfunctions of any kind, whether network, printing, typographical, human or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or malfunctions which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prize or in any Contest-related materials. By entering this Contest, each entrant agrees to and shall forever and irrevocably release, defend, indemnify and hold harmless any and/or all of the Nikon Parties from any and all damages, claims, lawsuits, judgments, causes of action, proceedings, demands, fines, penalties, liability, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable outside attorneys’ fees) that may arise in connection with: (a) the violation of any third-party privacy, personal, publicity, intellectual property and/or and proprietary rights or (b) the entrant’s violation of these Official Rules including but not limited to a breach of any representations, warranties or covenants herein. As a condition of entering, entrants agree (and agree to confirm in writing if requested by Nikon) that to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law: (a) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, indirect, special, exemplary, or consequential damages and (b) that any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and court costs. THE LAWS OF SOME STATES AND COUNTRIES DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU AND YOU MIGHT HAVE OTHER RIGHTS.
9. LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT A PARTICIPANT, TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, NIKON RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
10. Nikon’s Reservation of Rights
If the Contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including without limitation, due to a force majeure event or infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, Nikon reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who is responsible or who tampers with the entry process or otherwise acts in violation of these Official Rules, and/or to cancel, modify, or terminate the Contest. In the event of cancellation, Nikon reserves the right to award the prizes in its discretion based on all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to cancellation. In the event that an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or destroyed, entrant’s sole remedy shall be another entry into the Contest.
11. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
Nikon’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. If any provision of these Official Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck, and the remaining provisions shall be enforced.
13. Winner’s List
For the names of the winners, place a self-addressed, stamped business-sized envelope in an envelope and mail it to: Global Web Team, Nikon Corporation, 60 Anson Road #09-01 Mapletree Anson, Singapore 079914. Requests must be received no later than sixty (60) days after the end of the applicable Entry Period.
End of Terms