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Facebook Photo Contest Rules


1. Eligibility

The Contest is open to anyone at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry who resides in the USA, CANADA, or UK.  Employees of Wildside Nature Tours and other companies associated with the promotion of the Contest, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations. CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

Images MUST show WILD BIRDS (or feathers of wild birds) that are obvious and evident in the image. Images of captive or pet birds will be disqualified. Images not deemed to meet the criteria of the contest will be disqualified.

Previous winners Wildside Nature Tours’ photo contests may not enter or win a prize for at least 12 months from date of prize distribution.

2. Sponsor

The Contest is sponsored by Wildside Nature Tours, located at 241 Emerald Dr, Yardley, Pennsylvania 19067.

3. Agreement to Official Rules

Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrants full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.

4. Contest Period

The Contest begins on October 22, 2014 at approximately 12:00 PM ET (start time will be random) and ends on November 10, 2014 at 11:59 PM ET (end time will be random)(the Contest Period). Entries that are submitted before or after the Contest Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted October 22 – November 4, 2014 and voting will take place November 5 – 10, 2014 using  the following method: Online via Facebook page ONLY.

5. How to Enter

Online ONLY: This method of entry will be available by visiting our Facebook page ( and following the directions provided to fill out the entry information, and submit.

Limit three (3) entries per person, per Facebook Profile ID. Entries received from any person in excess of the stated limitation will be void. The photographer retains all copyrights to the entered images, however, entering the contest gives the Sponsor the rights to display entered images on-line and in print.

6. Winner Selction

On or about November 11, 2014, the Sponsor will announce potential winner(s) from among all eligible entries received and voted upon by the general public and by Wildside leaders, on Facebook. The Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner(s) via telephone or email on or about November 11, 2014. If the potential winner(s) cannot be contacted within five (5) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner(s) in his/her place.

7. Winner Notification

The potential winners will be notified by email, mail or phone. Each potential prize winner will be required to complete, electronically sign and submit a Declaration of Compliance within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or fails to submit the Declaration of Compliance within the required time period (if applicable), or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. If the potential winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, who will be required to sign the Declaration of Compliance on the potential winners behalf and fulfill any other requirements imposed on winner set forth herein. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 3-6 weeks after the conclusion of the Contest.

8. Prizes


GRAND PRIZE (1) – HALF PRICE or 2-for-the-price-of-1 Wildside Photo Adventure to any North America (except Alaska) or Central America location (photo adventures only, birding tours not included). Value up to $3600.


First Prize (1) – $1000 Wildside Travel Certificate (Good toward any Wildside Photo Adventure)

Second Prize (1) – $750 Wildside Travel Certificate (Good toward any Wildside Photo Adventure)

Third Prize (1) – $500 Wildside Travel Certificate (Good toward any Wildside Photo Adventure)

Note: some of our sponsors may donate additional prizes after contest begins.

9. General Conditions

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Sweepstakes and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorneys fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

10. Release and Limitations of Liability

By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Sweepstakes, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Contest, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d)application downloads, (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Contest, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, the incorrect downloading of the application the processing of entries application downloadsor in any Contest-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorneys fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

11. Disputes

Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Pennsylvania. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Pennsylvania, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Pennsylvania.

12. Privacy

Information collected from entrants is subject to sponsors privacy policy.

13. Winner List

To request the names of the winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Wildside Nature Tours, 241 Emerald Drive, Yardley, PA 19067. Winner List requests will only be accepted after the promotion end date (listed above). For the Winner List, you can also send an email.