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OFFICIAL RULES
Fish Babe of the Month Contest

 

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The Fish Babe of the Month Contest (the "Contest") is sponsored by Salt Water Sportsman Magazine, a publication of Bonnier Corporation ("Sponsor").   

MONTHLY PRIZE;: ONE (1) Salt Water Sportsman/Columbia Ladies' Fishing Shirt

ONE (1) END-OF-YEAR GRAND PRIZE: Three day, two night vacation for two at Hawk's Cay Island Resort and Marina plus one day of fishing. Airfare, meals, transportation and gratuities not included.

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to individuals, eighteen (18) years or older at time of entry, who are legal residents of the United States.  Employees of Bonnier Corporation and its parent companies, subsidiaries or agents, their immediate families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse and grandparents), and those domiciled with any of the foregoing are not eligible. Previous monthly winners are not eligible to re-enter contest for the same calendar year Grand Prize or monthly First Place Prize.

To enter electronically, email eligible photos to editor@saltwatersportsman.com with the subject line "Fish Babe Contest." Photos must be of yourself or of a friend, and you must have permission from person/s being photographed for photo to be eligible. No copyrighted materials. All information provided by entrant must be complete, true and correct.  Submissions to the Contest must be received by the last day of the submission period order to be eligible for the contest; entries received after that deadline will automatically be entered in the next months' contest.  All submitted entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned; Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, inaccurate, incomplete, damaged, illegible, or misdirected entries.  Each entry must be submitted on an individual basis (i.e., no team, joint, or corporate entries) and all components of the entry must be the original creation of the submitting participant or of a friend. Only non-commercial work may be submitted. Entries may not contain profanity, nudity, pornographic images, violent images, anti-competition messages, illegal material, or material that violates the rights of third parties. Entries may not include confidential information, trade secrets, trademarks or copyrighted material belonging to any person or entity other than the participant absent a suitable license or permission agreement (proof of which is required). Entries containing any forbidden matter or material otherwise deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified.  Online entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry.  One entry per person per month may appear in contest; additional entries will be disqualified. If multiple entries are received, SWS editorial staff will determine which entry appears in contest.

JUDGING:  A panel of judges consisting of Salt Water Sportsman editors will select the winning entry based  upon the criteria of general quality of photo and reader interest. By entering, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and that the decisions of the judges are final and binding in all respects. Contest reader voting will close on the last day of each month. You must be a registered site user to vote. Registration is free. Sponsor reserves the right not to select any winning submissions based upon the quantity or content of submissions.  Potential winners will be required to sign and return a sworn Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release.  If required documentation is not returned within seven (7) business days of notification, or if notification is returned as undeliverable, any prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected. Only the person (subject) in the photo will be awarded a prize. If winner (subject) cannot be verified, an alternate winner may be selected.

Grand Prize Selection:

In February, we will choose a grand prize winner from all of our monthly Fish Babe finalists. Our Fish Babe of the Year winner will enjoy a three day, two night vacation for two at the beautiful Hawk's Cay Island Resort and Marina (www.hawkscay.com) in the fabulous Florida Keys. The prize also includes one full day of fishing either inshore or offshore.

PRIZE AWARDS:  Prizes will be awarded within sixty (60) days after winner verification.  No prize substitution or transfer is permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any reason.  All taxes and any other incidental expenses on Prizes are the sole responsibility of each winner. Grand prize (fishing trip) includes hotel room charges and fishing trip charter fees only. All meals, transportation and gratuities will be the responsibility of the winner.

GENERAL RULES & LIMITATIONS:  By entering, you represent that: (i) your entry is your own original work; and (ii) you own or have the rights to convey any and all right and title in any material submitted as part of your entry into the Contest.  By entering, you grant to Sponsor a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to edit, publish, promote, republish at any time in the future and otherwise use your submission, along with your name and likeness, in any and all media for any purpose, without further permission, notice or compensation (except where prohibited by law). By participating in the Contest, you agree to release Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, directors, officers, and agents 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, possession, use, or misuse of any prize.  Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures, or other errors or problems which may occur in connection with the Contest, whether computer, network, technical, mechanical, typographical, printing, human or otherwise, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of entries, the announcement of the prizes, in any Contest-related materials, or that may limit prize fulfillment or a participant's ability to enter the Contest.  Sponsor reserves the right to amend these official rules and to permanently disqualify from the Contest any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules. 

PRIVACY:  By entering, you agree that the information you provide may be sent to promotional partners of the Sponsor(s).  You may be contacted by the Sponsor(s) and/or promotional partners with future promotional offers.  Information provided by you to participate in this Contest is subject to the privacy policies of the Sponsor(s).