1. Submit your photo of your pet being prepared for anything that may come it's way and details about what they are doing in the photo.
2. Vote for your favorite entry.
3. Share with friends.
The Prepared Pets Photo Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Unitil Energy Systems, Inc., Northern Utilities, Inc., and Fitchburg Gas and Electric Company (Collectively, “Unitil” or “the Sponsor”).
The Unitil Prepared Pets Photo Contest (the “Contest”) begins June 4, 2019, at 12:00:00 p.m. US Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”) and ends July 4, 2019, 12:00:00 p.m. US Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”) (the “Contest Period”). ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY July 4, 2019, at 12:00:00 P.M. EDT. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these official rules (“Official Rules”). By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules.
The “Prepared Pets” (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of Unitil Energy Systems, Inc., Northern Utilities, Inc., and Fitchburg Gas and Electric Company and any of their parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Unitil’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
HOW TO ENTER
During the Contest Period, (1) click on the URL to ShortStack link [https://1.shortstack.com/fvxWJQ] and (2) follow the directions to upload your photo, and submit any required information to be entered into the contest (the “Submission”). Unitil may display all Submissions on Unitil’s social media accounts. By uploading your Submission, you agree that your Submission conforms to the Submission Guidelines and Content Restrictions listed below (collectively, the “Guidelines and Restrictions”) and that Unitil, in its sole discretion, may remove your Submission and disqualify you from the Contest if it believes, in its sole discretion that your Submission fails to conform to the Guidelines and Restrictions. By uploading your Submission, in addition to rights granted below, you: (a) grant to Unitil all rights necessary to display your Submission on Unitil’s ShortStack account and social media accounts; (b) hereby waive any so-called moral (i.e., creative) rights in your Submission; (c) represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and ability to grant the rights and consents granted by agreement with these Official Rules; and (d) represent and warrant that your Submission and its use as contemplated in these Official Rules does not and will not violate, misappropriate, or infringe upon any law or regulation or the rights of any third party, including, but not limited to, any copyright, trademark, or any rights of publicity or privacy, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights. One entry per person during the contest period.
The Submission must be a digital photo (must be in .jpg, .gif, or png format and a maximum file size of 50MB); Only entries submitted through the Unitil’s ShortStack account will be accepted for entry into this contest.
The Submission must be entrant’s original creation and owned one hundred percent (100%) by the entrant;
The Submission must demonstrate the following contest themes (“Contest Themes”):
One photo showcasing their prepared pet.
The Submission must not contain material that violates, misappropriates, or infringes upon any law or regulation or the rights of any third party, including, but not limited to, any copyright, trademark, or any rights of publicity or privacy, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights;
The Submission must not contain images of any person, trademark, logo, or copyrighted material;
The Submission must not disparage any person, entity, or product;
The Submission must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene hateful, tortious, libelous, slanderous, and/or defamatory;
The Submission must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and
The Submission must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where Submission is created.
The entries will be judged in accordance with the Judging Criteria, as defined below. All entries must be submitted and received by July 4, 2019, at 12:00:00 p.m. EDT. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt. Sponsor reserves the right to examine the original photograph/source material in order to confirm compliance with these Official Rules. Sponsor also reserves the right to remove any Submission for failure to comply with these Official Rules, and further reserves the right to decline to display any Submission on its ShortStack account and social media accounts page for any reason whatsoever.
A panel of judges, comprised of Unitil personnel and determined by Unitil in its sole discretion, (the “Judging Panel”) will select one (1) Submission as the prize winner following an initial public voting round whereby the three (3) photos with the most votes are selected for consideration. Selection of the winning Submission by Unitil will be based on the following criteria (“Judging Criteria”): (a) how well it fits the Contest Themes; (b) the quality of the Submission. The winner will be notified by August 2, 2019, via email.
All Submissions displayed on Unitil’s ShortStack account in connection with the Contest shall be subject to an initial round of voting that shall begin June 17, 2019, at 12:00:00 p.m. and end July 4, 2019, at 12:00:00 p.m. (the “Voting Period”). Voting shall be conducted through Unitil’s ShortStack account. No person may vote more than once during a full 24-hour period. Unitil reserves the right to remove or disregard any vote for any purpose, including failure to comply with these Official Rules. The three (3) Submissions with the most votes will be selected for consideration by the Judging Panel.
The winner will receive a Pet Emergency Kit, valued up to $100 (the “Prize”). If the Prize is returned as undeliverable or otherwise not claimed within (10) days after delivery of notification, the Prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner selected by the Judging Panel from all of the remaining eligible entries that meet the Judging Criteria. 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 a Prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with receipt and/or use of the Prize. Odds of winning a Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period. Limit: One (1) Prize per person.
By entering the Sweepstakes, you release Unitil from any liability whatsoever in connection with the Sweepstakes, and waive any and all causes of action, for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes or delivery, mis-delivery, acceptance, possession, or use of or inability to use any Prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.
USE OF WINNER’S NAME, LIKENESS, ETC.
Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes each winner’s consent to use by Sponsor and / or its agents of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.
AFFIDAVIT AND RELEASE
As a condition of being awarded any Prize, the winner may (in Unitil's sole discretion) be required to execute and deliver to Unitil a signed affidavit of eligibility, acceptance of these Official Rules, release of liability, and any other legal, regulatory, or tax-related documents required by Unitil in its sole discretion.
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