NEW for 2019!
ANNOUNCING the Oh SNAP! Photo Contest for the Star-Spangled Salute. Win one of FIVE $50 gift certificate prizes! Get your cameras (and phones) ready to take some winning shots at this year's Fourth of July celebration.
-- CATEGORIES: There are no photo categories. Shots are simply required to be of the 2019 Star-Spangled Salute! Photos can be taken from anywhere in Midland as long as they capture an element of the Salute.
-- 5 STEPS to ENTER:
- Upload your photo to Instagram or Facebook
- Use the hashtag #MidlandSalute2019
- Tag the Chamber (@midlandtxchamber)
- Set your picture (or profile) privacy to public
- Upload once the Salute starts at 9:00 AM CST on Thursday, 7/4/19 until Friday, 7/5/19, at 11:59 PM CST
-- PRIZES: Five (5) winners will receive a $50 gift certificate to any Midland Chamber Business Member of YOUR CHOICE. We have over 1100 members - from local restaurants and shopping to housing and personal services (and MANY more). Head over to our Business Directory to see the full list - and pick out the business for your prize if your photo wins.
-- **READ detailed Entry Guidelines and Official Rules & Regulations below.**
Support Midland businesses, celebrate America, and showcase your photography skills in this first-ever contest. We can't wait to see your shots!
1. All photos must be uploaded to Instagram or Facebook. Entries via other channels will not be entered.
2. Photos must be taken of this year's Star-Spangled Salute held at Hogan Park (Midland, TX). Photos viewing the Salute from other locations in Midland WILL be considered; however, photos of EVENTS OTHER THAN the Star-Spangled Salute will not be eligible for entry.
3. Entries MUST contain the hashtag #MidlandSalute2019 and tag the Midland Chamber's Instagram account (@MidlandTXChamber) or Facebook page (@MidlandTXChamber). Privacy settings on photos (or user profiles, if uploaded to Instagram) MUST be set to PUBLIC.
4. The contest will run from Thursday, July 4, 2019, at 9:00 AM CST until Friday, July 5, 2019, at 11:59 PM CST. Uploads BEFORE or AFTER this time frame will not be considered.
5. Per Instagram's and Facebook's guidelines, contestants must be at least 13 years of age.
6. Winning submissions will be selected by the Midland Chamber of Commerce.
7. Winning photos will be announced no later than Thursday, July 11, 2019 via the Midland Chamber's Facebook and Instagram channels.
8. Winners will be tagged in the official social media announcement, as well as contacted via direct message on the channel which their photo was uploaded. Winners will have five (5) days to respond before an alternate winner is chosen. Responding winners have will have thirty (30) days to claim their prize.
9. Five (5) gift certificates of $50 will be awarded. Winners can choose their gift certificate to be awarded to ANY Midland Chamber Member Business. Visit the Chamber's Member Business Directory to view members.
10. Prize certificates can be picked up at the Midland Chamber of Commerce (303 West Wall Street, Suite 200, Midland, TX 79701) during normal business hours.
11. This contest is sponsored by the Midland Chamber of Commerce. This contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram, Facebook, any other social media channel, or business.
12. The Midland Chamber reserves the right to cancel this contest at any time.
Have questions? Contact the Chamber.
OFFICIAL RULES & REGULATIONS
The Midland Chamber of Commerce is the sole organizer and sponsor of the 2019 Oh SNAP! Photo Contest for the 2019 Star-Spangled Salute.
This contest is regulated by Contest Rules (hereinafter “Rules”). Participation in any of this contest constitutes the Participant’s agreement and acceptance of these Rules. All federal, state, local, municipal laws and regulations apply.
No Purchase Necessary
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR CONTRIBUTION TO THE MIDLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
This Contest is open to those who are 13 years old and older as of the date of entry. The Contest is only open to legal residents of the United States of America and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of the Midland Chamber of Commerce, immediate family members (spouse, parents, siblings, and children), and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Contest. The Contest is subject to all federal, state, local, municipal laws and regulations.
Contest Period: July 4 – July 5, 2019
Entries will be accepted online starting on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at 9:00 AM CST and ending at Friday, July 5, 2019, at 11:59 PM CST. Entries that are submitted before or after the Contest Period will not be considered.
The Contest must be entered by uploading a photo on Facebook or Instagram. Photo privacy settings must be set to PUBLIC. The photo must meet all Contest requirements to be eligible to win a prize. The post must include the hashtag #MidlandSalute2019 and must tag the Midland Chamber’s Facebook or Instagram accounts (Instagram: @midlandtxchamber or Facebook: @midlandtxchamber). Incomplete entries or the ones which are not in alignment with the rules, requirements, and specifications will be disqualified by the Midland Chamber of Commerce. Only one entry per person. Multiple entries are not permitted. Winners will be required to provide qualifying information before receipt of prize. Any attempt of circumvention of the rules will result in immediate disqualification from the Contest.
Original Content: Ownership
By participating in the Contest, each Participant guarantees that they are the exclusive owner of the copyright and all other proprietary rights in any and all materials and content submitted by the Participant to enter the Contest. Any unauthorized samples or performances of another artist’s material could be subject to fines, royalty fees, and/or legal action for which the Participant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold the Midland Chamber of Commerce harmless. The Midland Chamber of Commerce may use any photo on-demand on the Midland Chamber’s or its affiliates’ websites, social media, and/or any other brand materials.
Rights Granted by Contest Participants
By entering this Contest and submitting your photo, the Participant understands and agrees that the Midland Chamber of Commerce and/or anyone acting on behalf of the Midland Chamber has the right, where permitted by law, to use the content and personal information for any promotional purposes without limitation and without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent.
Disclaimer of Responsibility
The Midland Chamber of Commerce is not responsible for problems with Contest entries, including but not limited to, entries which are lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible, or cannot be completed due to electronic or technical difficulties, even if the problem is the result of the sole or partial negligence of the Midland Chamber of Commerce.
Winners of the Contest (hereinafter “Winner” or “Winners”) will receive a gift certificate of $50/each. Winners can choose their gift certificate to be awarded to ANY Midland Chamber Member Business. Visit the Chamber's Member Business Directory to view members. The prize cannot be redeemed for cash or substituted for another prize. Prize-related expenses including all federal, state, and local taxes represent the sole financial responsibility of the Winner. The prize is given with no written, express, or implied warranty. Any prize not claimed within thirty (30) days will be forfeited by the winner and remain the property of the Midland Chamber of Commerce. Acceptance of the prize gives the Midland Chamber of Commerce permission to use the Winner’s personal details and photo for advertising purposes without further compensation, unless it is prohibited by law.
Winner Selection and Notification
Winners will be selected by the Midland Chamber of Commerce. Winner will be informed about the prize by a direct message on the social channel of their uploaded photo within 7 days following the contest close date. The Midland Chamber of Commerce is not responsible if the Winner fails to receive the notice about the prize due to any security settings or provision of incorrect contact information. If the Winner fails to respond within the required time period, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner may be selected by the Midland Chamber. If the Winner is considered a minor in their place of residence, the Midland Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to place the prize in the name of the Winner’s parent or legal guardian who will be requested to sign the Declaration of Claim on the Winner’s behalf. Acceptance of the prize given in this Contest is in accordance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. If the Winner is disqualified for any reason, the Midland Chamber of Commerce is not obliged to provide an alternate prize or extend the Contest Period in any way, and all privileges as Winner will be terminated immediately. Participants who provide false, fraudulent or deceptive entries or who engage in false, fraudulent or deceptive acts in connection with the Contest will be disqualified and subject to criminal prosecution.
How to Claim a Prize
The Winner can choose to have their prize mailed, or to pick up their prize at the Midland Chamber of Commerce’s office located at 303 West Wall Street, Suite 200, Midland, TX 79701. The prize may be picked up any time between the hours of 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM [CST] Monday-Thursday or 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM [CST] on Friday, excluding holidays. If the prize is mailed to the Winner, they assume the risk of the prize’s safe arrival. Winners are required to provide (1) a valid government-issued photo identification depicting the proof of age and (2) a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number. The social security number will be used for tax-reporting purposes. the Midland Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to deny awarding the prize if the winner fails to provide a satisfactory identification.
Terms & General Conditions
The Midland Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or any other cause affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Contest. If such case occurs, the Midland Chamber of Commerce may select the Winner from all eligible entries. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage the Winner selection process and the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws.
Limitation of Liability
By entering the Contest, You agree to release and hold harmless the Midland Chamber of Commerce and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries.
Disputes and Arbitration
THIS CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE STATE OF TEXAS, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Contest, the participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Texas having jurisdiction.
Odds of Winning
The odds of winning the Contest and associated prizes will depend upon the number of Contest Participants.
The Sponsor of the Contest is the Midland Chamber of Commerce (303 West Wall Street, Suite 200, Midland, TX 79701, USA).
Facebook & Instagram
The Midland Chamber of Commerce may utilize Facebook and Instagram to promote sweepstakes or giveaways. The Participant understands and agrees that any such promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram.
Notice of Photography, Video, Audio:
When you enter the Star-Spangled Salute event, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by the Midland Chamber of Commerce (including its affiliates and representatives), The City of Midland, Midland County and VisitMidland (herein after referred to collectively as Event Producers). Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote similar events in the future and highlight the event. You release Event Producers, their officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings. By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, web casting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, web casting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by Event Producers or the person or entity designated to do so by Event Producers. You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.