FSTOPPERS 2011 BTS CONTEST: OFFICIAL RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS


HOW TO ENTER:
- To enter the PARTICIPANT must upload a video SUBMISSION (produced and owned by the PARTICIPANT) to PARTICIPANT's own Youtube or Vimeo channel.
- The PARTICIPANT must then embed the SUBMISSION in a link on the FSTOPPERS FORUM under the forum heading "FSTOPPERS CONTESTS" in the sub-forum heading "FSTOPPERS 2011 BTS CONTEST".
Note: Each SUBMISSION must have it's own unique thread in the sub-forum "FSTOPPERS 2011 BTS CONTEST" and not be a "reply" to someone else's SUBMISSION thread.
- Each SUBMISSION must remain public and shared throughout the contest and be available for viewing on the front of FSTOPPERS.COM and any of FSTOPPERS' SPONSORS and/or AFFILIATES' websites for the duration of the contest.
- PARTICIPANTs may make more than one SUBMISSION provided that all SUBMISSIONs are posted in separate threads.
- All SUBMISSIONs must begin with the "FSTOPPERS 2011 BTS CONTEST INTRO VIDEO" clip to be eligible. PARTICIPANTs can download the "FSTOPPERS 2011 BTS CONTEST INTRO VIDEO" at: www.fstoppers.com/2011contestintro
- The CONTEST entry period commences on August 1, 2011 (12:00:00 AM ET) and continues through and including December 31, 2011 (11:59:59 PM ET). All SUBMISSIONs must be posted within this time frame or they will not be considered for the CONTEST.

ELIGIBILITY:
- PARTICIPANTs must be eighteen (18) years of age or older, or have the expressed consent of their parent or legal guardian.
- SUBMISSIONs that are incomplete, illegible, fraudulent, corrupted and don't adhere to the OFFICIAL RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS will be void and will not be eligible for PRIZE consideration.

WINNER:
- The SUBMISSIONs will be narrowed down to "THE TOP 20" by the FSTOPPERS' staff.
- "THE TOP 20" will be narrowed down to the "1st PLACE", "2nd PLACE" and "3rd PLACE" WINNERs by a panel of "celebrity photographer" JUDGES. (JUDGES to be announced at a later date.)
- WINNERs will be notified via the e-mail address submitted at time of entry.
- Upon accepting PRIZES the WINNERs are stating that they have obtain the rights of all participants within the SUBMISSION to use their names, voices, pictures, likeness and biographical data and/or any other information contained in the SUBMISSION.
- WINNERs consents to the use of their SUBMISSION, his/her name, voice, picture, likeness and biographical data and/or any other information contained in his/her SUBMISSON in advertising, promotional and marketing materials by FSTOPPERS, SPONSORS and AFFILIATES in all media now known or hereafter discovered, in perpetuity without additional compensation, notice, review or approval .
- All expenses not specified herein, including, without limitation, all federal, state and local taxes, are each WINNER's sole responsibility.
- WINNERs outside the United States and/or Canada assume responsibility for all shipping costs involved in receiving PRIZES.
- WINNERs must claim PRIZES no later than 30 days from the time of the CONTEST results, to be posted on FSTOPPERS.COM. Failure to claim PRIZES within 30 days of the posted results will result in a forfeit of the WINNER's claim to PRIZES and no additional or substitute PRIZES or compensation will be provided.
- If a WINNER is not able to claim their PRIZE for any reason, is unable to pay shipping costs associated with shipping outside the United States and/or Canada, or unable to pay any expenses associated with receiving PRIZES, the WINNER shall forfeit the WINNER's claim to PRIZES and no additional or substitute PRIZES or compensation will be provided.
- PRIZES are non-transferable and/or exchangable.

PRIZE DISTRIBUTION:
1st PLACE:
Either a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV or Nikon D3s
Either a Canon Speedlite 580EX II or Nikon SB-900 AF Speedlight
A LowePro Roller x300 Case
A LowePro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack
A LowePro Roller Attaché X50 Case
A Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens (WINNER's choice between Canon or Nikon version)
A Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens (WINNER's choice between Canon or Nikon version)
A Profoto D1 Air 500 Watt/Seconds x 2 Monolight Studio Kit
A Pocket Wizard 1 MiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmitter (WINNER's choice between Canon or Nikon version)
A Pocket Wizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave (WINNER's choice between Canon or Nikon version)
A Pocket Wizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave (WINNER's choice between Canon or Nikon version)
A Pocket Wizard AC3 Zone Controller (WINNER's choice between Canon or Nikon version)
A Induro Carbon 8X CT313 Carbon Tripod
A Induro PHQ3 PHQ Series 5-Way Panhead
A Creative Light 1x4' Recessed Front Soft Box
A Creative Light 1x4' Recessed Front Soft Box
A Creative Light 1x4' Softgrid
A Creative Light 1x4' Softgrid
A Creative Light 2x3' Recessed Front Softbox
A Creative Light 2x3' Softgrid
A Creative Light 5' RF Octa Softbox
A Creative Light 1.3x1.3' Flat Front Softbox
A Creative Light Softbox Speedring for Portable Speedlights
A Creative Light 41" Umbrella Softbox
A Creative Light Speed Ring for Profoto
A Creative Light Speed Ring for Profoto
A 1 Year Animoto Pro Membership
*Please Note: Substitution of prizes can be made at the discretion of Fstoppers without notice or considerations.

2nd PLACE
Either a Canon EOS 60D or Nikon D7000
Either a Canon 430 EX II Speedlite or Nikon SB-700 AF Speedlight
A LowePro Roller x300 Case
A LowePro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack
A LowePro Roller Attaché X50 Case
A Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens (WINNER's choice between Canon or Nikon version)
A Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Lens (WINNER's choice between Canon or Nikon version)
A Pocket Wizard 1 MiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmitter (WINNER's choice between Canon or Nikon version)
A Pocket Wizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave WINNER's choice between Canon or Nikon version)
A Pocket Wizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave (WINNER's choice between Canon or Nikon version)
A Pocket Wizard AC3 Zone Controller (WINNER's choice between Canon or Nikon version)
A Creative Light 1.3x1.3' Flat Front Softbox
A Creative Light Softbox Speedring for Portable Speedlights
A 1 Year Animoto Pro Membership
*Please Note: Substitution of prizes can be made at the discretion of Fstoppers without notice or considerations.

3rd PLACE
Either a Canon EOS Rebel T2i or Nikon D5100
Either a Canon 430 EX II Speedlite or Nikon SB-700 AF Speedlight
A LowePro Roller x300 Case
A LowePro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack
A LowePro Roller Attaché X50 Case
A Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Lens (WINNER's choice between Canon or Nikon version)
A 1 Year Animoto Pro Membership
*Please Note: Substitution of prizes can be made at the discretion of Fstoppers without notice or considerations.

LIMITATION ON LIABILITY:
- Entry into this CONTEST constitutes the PARTICIPANT''s acceptance of the OFFICIAL RULES as defined in these "OFFICIAL RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS" and all decisions of FSTOPPERS concerning the administration of the CONTEST and the awarding of the PRIZES, which decisions shall be final.
- By acceptance of any PRIZES, the PARTICIPANT agrees to release FSTOPPERS, SPONSORS and AFFILIATES from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of any PRIZES or while traveling to and from a location to obtain or use any PRIZES.
- Neither FSTOPPERS, SPONSORS nor AFFILIATES make any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the use of any PRIZES including, without limitation, quality, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose.
- Neither FSTOPPERS, SPONSORS nor AFFILIATES are responsible for technical, hardware, software, or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by FSTOPPERS, SPONSORS or AFFILIATES, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this CONTEST or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the SUBMISSIONs in this CONTEST and which may limit a PARTICIPANT''s ability to participate in this CONTEST.
- The CONTEST shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of South Carolina, USA.
- Entering a SUBMISSION is acknowledgment of and agreement to be bound by all terms and conditions of these "OFFICIAL RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS".
- In the event of a dispute concerning who entered a SUBMISSION, the SUBMISSION will be declared to have been made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. An authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access 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.
- FSTOPPERS reserves the right to make PRIZE substitutions at it's discretion and without notice.
- This CONTEST is void where prohibited by law or regulation.
- FSTOPPERS reserves the right to require proof of eligibility and to conduct a background check on PARTICIPANTs, if applicable.
- No purchases necessary to enter or win this CONTEST.
- FSTOPPERS can modify these "OFFICIAL RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS" in any way or at any time and without notice.

FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS DOCUMENT:
-"PARTICIPANT" is defined as: anyone eligible under the "OFFICIAL RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS" to enter the "FSTOPPERS 2011 BTS CONTEST".
-"SUBMISSION" is defined as: a video entry into the "FSTOPPERS 2011 BTS CONTEST" where said entry adheres to and meets all the "OFFICIAL RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS".
-"FSTOPPERS" is defined as: the staff of Fstoppers.com including but not limited to, Lee Morris, Patrick Hall, Jerrit Pruyn, Sean Armenta, Kenn Tam, Corey Melton and Reese Moore, were ultimate authority and decisions are made by Lee Morris and Patrick Hall.
-"SPONSORS" is defined as: any person or organization that provided funds and or PRIZES for the "FSTOPPERS 2011 BTS CONTEST" in return for advertising.
-"AFFILIATES" is defined as: any person or organization that is officially attach or connect to FSTOPPERS and/or the"FSTOPPERS 2011 BTS CONTEST".
-"CONTEST" is defined as: the competition referenced as: "FSTOPPERS 2011 BTS CONTEST" being held during the period of August 1, 2011 (12:00:00 AM ET) and continuing through and including December 31, 2011 (11:59:59 PM ET), under the authority of FSTOPPERS
-"WINNER" is defined as: a PARTICIPANT who secures the rights to PRIZES under the conditions established in the "OFFICIAL RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS" of the "FSTOPPERS 2011 BTS CONTEST"
-"PRIZES" is defined as: rewards to the WINNER of the "FSTOPPERS 2011 BTS CONTEST" as established in the "OFFICIAL RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS.