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					Rules & Regulations

Term:	
  


The	
  South	
  Padre	
  Island	
  CVB	
  “Be	
  Yourself”	
  Photo/Video	
  Contest	
  begins	
  June	
  15th,	
  and	
  is	
  subject	
  to	
  
discontinuation	
  by	
  promoter	
  at	
  any	
  time	
  without	
  prior	
  notice.	
  	
  By	
  submitting	
  an	
  entry,	
  each	
  contestant	
  agrees	
  to	
  
the	
  rules	
  of	
  the	
  contest	
  and	
  states	
  that	
  they	
  are	
  18	
  years	
  old	
  and	
  older.	
  


Who	
  may	
  enter:	
  


South	
  Padre	
  Island	
  visitors	
  ages	
  18	
  and	
  over—except	
  for	
  individuals	
  affiliated	
  with	
  the	
  South	
  Padre	
  Island,	
  
including	
  employees,	
  regents,	
  trustees,	
  interns,	
  volunteers,	
  fellows,	
  research	
  associates	
  and	
  their	
  immediate	
  
families	
  (children,	
  siblings	
  and	
  spouses)	
  and	
  others	
  living	
  in	
  their	
  households—are	
  eligible.	
  	
  South	
  Padre	
  Island	
  
CVB	
  will	
  determine	
  winners'	
  eligibility.	
  


What	
  to	
  enter:	
  


Videos	
  and	
  photographs	
  must	
  have	
  been	
  shot	
  by	
  the	
  entrant.	
  	
  


For	
  a	
  video	
  or	
  photo	
  in	
  which	
  a	
  person	
  (other	
  than	
  yourself)	
  is	
  recognizable,	
  you	
  must	
  secure	
  a	
  model	
  release	
  
from	
  the	
  subject	
  or,	
  in	
  the	
  case	
  of	
  a	
  minor,	
  the	
  subject's	
  parent	
  or	
  guardian	
  and	
  provide	
  it	
  to	
  South	
  Padre	
  Island	
  
upon	
  request.	
  Please	
  download	
  the	
  release	
  form	
  here.	
  	
  


Videos	
  or	
  photographs	
  that	
  have	
  won	
  any	
  other	
  contests	
  or	
  have	
  been	
  published	
  in	
  magazines	
  and	
  newspapers	
  
(except	
  online)	
  are	
  not	
  eligible.	
  Videos	
  or	
  photos	
  that	
  violate	
  or	
  infringe	
  upon	
  another	
  person's	
  copyright	
  are	
  not	
  
eligible.	
  


How	
  to	
  enter:	
  


Please	
  submit	
  videos	
  and/or	
  photographs	
  on-­‐line	
  through	
  our	
  Web	
  site	
  at	
  sopadre.com.	
  We	
  do	
  not	
  accept	
  
submissions	
  through	
  the	
  mail.	
  Submit	
  no	
  more	
  than	
  one	
  (1)	
  photograph	
  or	
  one	
  (1)	
  video	
  per	
  entry,	
  and	
  will	
  be	
  
allowed	
  to	
  enter	
  no	
  more	
  than	
  five	
  (5)	
  photographs	
  and	
  five	
  (5)	
  videos	
  total.	
  
High-­‐quality	
  scans	
  of	
  non-­‐digital	
  photographs	
  are	
  acceptable.	
  Digital	
  photographs	
  should	
  be	
  taken	
  at	
  the	
  highest	
  
resolution	
  possible.	
  Use	
  the	
  on-­‐line	
  entry	
  form	
  on	
  our	
  Web	
  site.	
  Complete	
  a	
  separate	
  form	
  for	
  each	
  photo	
  
submitted.	
  Photographs	
  must	
  be	
  in	
  a	
  .jpeg,	
  .jpg	
  or	
  .gif	
  format.	
  Files	
  submitted	
  may	
  not	
  be	
  larger	
  than	
  1,024k	
  
(2Mb).	
  South	
  Padre	
  Island	
  judges	
  reserve	
  the	
  right	
  to	
  disqualify	
  contestants	
  who	
  are	
  unable	
  to	
  submit,	
  upon	
  
request,	
  a	
  high-­‐resolution	
  photograph	
  of	
  at	
  least	
  300	
  dpi	
  at	
  5	
  x	
  7	
  inches	
  or	
  an	
  original	
  photo	
  negative,	
  print	
  or	
  
slide.	
  


Video	
  must	
  be	
  in	
  one	
  of	
  the	
  following	
  formats:	
  .MPG, 3GPP, MOV, AVI, .WMV & FLV	
  and	
  must	
  not	
  exceed	
  a	
  file	
  
size	
  larger	
  than	
  25MB	
  or	
  90	
  seconds	
  in	
  length.	
  Entry	
  must	
  not	
  infringe	
  on	
  the	
  rights,	
  including,	
  but	
  not	
  limited	
  to,	
  
copyrights	
  (including	
  music	
  copyright),	
  trademarks,	
  right	
  of	
  publicity,	
  right	
  of	
  privacy	
  or	
  other	
  intellectual	
  
property	
  and	
  proprietary	
  rights	
  in	
  the	
  Entry.	
  	
  


By	
  entering	
  the	
  contest,	
  entrants	
  grant	
  South	
  Padre	
  Island	
  a	
  royalty-­‐free,	
  world-­‐wide,	
  perpetual,	
  non-­‐exclusive	
  
license	
  to	
  display,	
  distribute,	
  reproduce,	
  and	
  create	
  derivative	
  works	
  of	
  the	
  entries,	
  in	
  whole	
  or	
  in	
  part,	
  in	
  any	
  
media	
  now	
  existing	
  or	
  subsequently	
  developed,	
  for	
  any	
  South	
  Padre	
  Island	
  purpose,	
  including,	
  but	
  not	
  limited	
  to	
  
advertising	
  and	
  promotion	
  of	
  the	
  location	
  and	
  its	
  Web	
  site,	
  exhibition,	
  and	
  commercial	
  products,	
  including	
  but	
  
not	
  limited	
  to	
  South	
  Padre	
  Island	
  publications.	
  Videos	
  and	
  photographs	
  may	
  appear	
  on	
  the	
  South	
  Padre	
  Island	
  
Web	
  site	
  as	
  well	
  as	
  in	
  various	
  publications.	
  South	
  Padre	
  Island	
  will	
  not	
  be	
  required	
  to	
  pay	
  any	
  additional	
  
consideration	
  or	
  seek	
  any	
  additional	
  approval	
  in	
  connection	
  with	
  such	
  uses.	
  


Entry	
  deadline:	
  


The	
  South	
  Padre	
  Island	
  Be	
  Yourself	
  Contest	
  is	
  ongoing	
  and	
  digital	
  entries	
  can	
  be	
  received	
  at	
  South	
  Padre	
  Island’s	
  
Web	
  site.	
  


Judging:	
  


Judging	
  will	
  take	
  place	
  by	
  the	
  South	
  Padre	
  island	
  Convention	
  and	
  Visitors	
  Bureau	
  each	
  quarter	
  and	
  on	
  a	
  special	
  
promotion	
  basis.	
  Winning	
  videos	
  and	
  photographs	
  and	
  selected	
  finalists	
  will	
  be	
  published	
  online.	
  Decisions	
  of	
  
the	
  judges	
  will	
  be	
  final	
  and	
  winners	
  will	
  be	
  contacted	
  by	
  the	
  CVB	
  for	
  prize	
  giveaway.	
  After	
  at	
  least	
  four	
  winners	
  
are	
  chosen,	
  a	
  grand	
  prizewinner	
  will	
  be	
  chosen	
  by	
  an	
  online	
  voting	
  system.	
  The	
  quarter	
  or	
  special	
  promotion	
  
prize	
  winners	
  will	
  choose	
  between	
  at	
  least	
  3	
  different	
  prize	
  options	
  to	
  be	
  selected	
  at	
  the	
  entry	
  form	
  stage.	
  The	
  
grand	
  prize	
  will	
  be	
  a	
  5-­‐night	
  stay	
  on	
  South	
  Padre	
  Island,	
  including	
  airfare,	
  car	
  rental,	
  accommodations	
  and	
  dining	
  
and	
  attraction	
  tickets.	
  Winners	
  must	
  sign	
  an	
  affidavit	
  and	
  license	
  and	
  will	
  be	
  responsible	
  for	
  paying	
  any	
  taxes	
  
they	
  may	
  owe	
  on	
  a	
  prize.	
  	
  


Please	
  do	
  not	
  contact	
  us	
  about	
  the	
  status	
  of	
  entries.	
  


The	
  contest	
  is	
  void	
  where	
  prohibited	
  or	
  restricted	
  by	
  law.	
  The	
  South	
  Padre	
  Island	
  CVB	
  reserves	
  the	
  right	
  to	
  
cancel	
  the	
  contest	
  or	
  modify	
  these	
  rules	
  at	
  its	
  discretion.	
  Decisions	
  of	
  the	
  South	
  Padre	
  Island	
  CVB	
  will	
  be	
  final.	
  

	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
               South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
                     Contract Photo/Video Release Form



I hereby give the South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau irrevocable right
to use my picture, photograph, video, or other depiction(s) thereof or likeness in all
forms of media and in all manners, including composite or other representation, for
promotion, advertising, web content, or any other lawful purpose, and I waive the right
to inspect or approve the finished product, including copy that may be created in
connection therewith. I also waive any rights of compensation or ownership thereto.

I assign to the South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau any and all of the
rights of ownership to the photographs/video, the digital files and agree that the South
Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau has full right to copyright, use and
publish the same in print and/or electronically, with full right of lawful disposition in any
manner.

It is understood that my participation in this contest is done of my own free will.

I hereby acknowledge that I am 18 years of age or older and have read and understood
the terms of this release.




                     SOUTH PADRE ISLAND CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU
                         7355 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, Texas 78597
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  

				
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