Photo Contest: About and the Official Contest Rules

  • Eligibility

  • The Plan Collection’s Digital Photo Contest (“Photo Contest”) is open to all professional and amateur photographers who are legal residents of the United States or Canada who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry.
    By submitting an entry to the Photo Contest, entrants certify that their participation in this Photo Contest is not illegal or in violation of any law, regulation, treat or administrative act, and that the laws of their governing jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry do not prohibit or restrict the receipt of any Prize under this Photo Contest.

  • Entry Period

  • The Photo Contest begins at the time of launch on The Plan Collection (“TPC” or the “Sponsor”) website and ends once closed on the TPC website (the “Entry Period”). Entries before or after will not be eligible.

  • Voting Period

  • The public vote for the Photo Contest begins at the beginning of the Entry Period and either at the closing of the Entry Period or up to 31 days after the closing of the Entry Period as specified on the TPC website.

  • What to Enter

  • Entries should be digital photographs of a home built from house plans available on the TPC website. Entries should include the following information:
    - Entrant’s Name
    - TPC Plan #
    - City, State/Province, Country
    - Additional description of the subject matter if would be helpful
    Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you still maintain the right to grant us a license (see "Your Rights" below). You must be able to disclose when and where the photo appeared previously to TPC upon request.

  • How to Enter

  • All images must be submitted though TPC’s photo submission websites, including all required fields, including name, email and other information about your photo submission.
    You can select an image directly from your computer desktop, or submit images from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for consideration in the contest. Digital images that are sent via mail or email will not be accepted.
    You may enter an unlimited number of times, but you may not use an agency or automated system to enter. Sponsor reserves the right to reject any additional entries or entries that do not comply with these Official Rules. By entering, you indicate your unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding. You cannot win a prize unless you comply with all requirements in these Official Rules.
    Entrants may be asked to supplement their submission (such as with a paragraph about their photo or the highest resolution version of their photo) anytime during or after the Photo Contest.

  • Judging

  • Overall winner selected based on the highest number of votes received during public voting period.
    All judging decisions are final. Please do not contact us about the status of entries or judging.
    TPC will notify the winner via the contact information provided at the time of entry.

  • Your Rights

  • You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit -- including ownership if applicable.
    If you submit a photograph to enter the Photo Contest, you grant TPC a royalty-free, nonexclusive right to:
    - Display the photograph on and its affiliated websites.
    - Allow third-parties to share the photograph on social media.
    - Use the photograph on the Internet and in social media.
    - Use, in connection with the Photo Contest, your first name, city, state and country of residence.
    - Retain a digital copy of your photograph that will be archived in TPC’s photo library.

  • General Conditions

  • In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Photo Contest is impaired in any way, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Photo Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Photo Contest; or (b) award the prize(s) from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and seek damages from any individual who tampers with the operation of the Photo Contest, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be the owner. The Photo Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

  • Release and Limitations of Liability

  • By entering, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Facebook, their respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Photo Contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Photo Contest; (b) technical errors; (c) printing errors; (d) late or undelivered mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Photo Contest; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property. You waive the right to claim any attorneys’ fees and any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

  • Law and Governing Jurisdiction

  • You agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Photo Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the Southern District of New York. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Photo Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than New York.

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