BEST CATCH PHOTO CONTEST 2018
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

 

THE CONTEST IS FREE AND NO PAYMENT OR PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PAYMENT OR PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

PHOTO CONTEST DESCRIPTION: No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the U.S. who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. The Best Catch Photo Contest (hereon referred to as "contest") entry period begins at midnight (EST) May 1, 2018 and ends at 11:59 p.m. (EST) May 31, 2018.

AGREEMENT TO RULES: By participating, you agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by these rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of Boat Owners Association of The United States ("BoatUS") as final and binding as it relates to the content. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

HOW TO ENTER: Qualified entrants shall submit photos via the contest entry website. All required fields must be filled out in order to be an eligible entrant. You DO NOT have to be a BoatUS Member to participate.

OVERVIEW: Contest begins May 1, 2018, at midnight EST and ends May 31, 2018, 11:59 pm EST. BoatUS staff will choose ONE grand prize winner to be notified via email by June 8, 2018. Prize winner must provide a short trip summary and at least five images to be used for BoatUS marketing purposes within 1 month from returning from the grand prize trip.

PRIZES: One winner will be selected to receive the grand prize. Prizes will be awarded to the angler in the photo, not to the photographer. Prizes will be awarded in the name of the winners' parents or legal guardian if winners are under the age of 18.

ONE lucky participant will be chosen by BoatUS Staff as the grand prize winner of:

1. A fishing trip with Mark Zona, co-host of the Bassmaster Elite Series and host of Zona's Awesome Fishing Show

2. A Premium FishTrack and Buoyweather Memberships, providing global satellite imagery and marine weather

3. A BoatUS Unlimited Towing Membership with Unlimited TRAILER ASSIST®

Contest runs from May 1-31, 2018. Winner will be notified by June 8, 2018.

Prize must be accepted as awarded without substitution. Prize is not transferable, cannot be redeemed for cash and cannot be sold, exchanged or bartered. Request for refund will not be accepted or discussed.

WINNER NOTIFCATION: The grand prize contest winner will be notified via email by June 8, 2018 that their Best Catch photo has won. The winner will have one week (7 days) to accept or decline the grand prize. Winners may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release and, unless prohibited, a Publicity Release within seven (7) days of issuance of notification. Non-compliance within this time period may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Return of any prize notification or prize as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor to use winners' names and likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation unless prohibited by law. By entering, participants release and hold harmless the Sponsor and the Prize Sponsor, their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this photo contest or use of any prize won. Winner is responsible for all taxes; Prize will be awarded to the angler in the photo, not to the photographer. Prize will be awarded in the name of the winners' parents or legal guardian if winner is under the age of 18.

INTERNET: If for any reason this photo contest is not capable of running as planned due to an infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this photo contest, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the photo contest. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by the Sponsor due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Photo contest or downloading any materials in this photo contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PHOTO CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON (S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

ADDITIONAL PHOTO CONTEST RULES:

  •  The entrant certifies that the fish in the submitted photo was caught by legal means and met state minimum requirements if kept.
  •  The entrant is responsible for obtaining model release forms if necessary. By submitting a photo, the entrant assumes all responsibility for securing the necessary permissions.
  •  By entering this contest, you give BoatUS permission to contact you for future marketing purposes.
  •  By submitting a photo, you give BoatUS permission to reprint the image as needed for all legitimate business purposes including advertising and promotional activities without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. Your name may or may not be included when used outside of this contest.
  •  Winning photos, eligible for the contest, have been selected based on the size of the catch as well as quality of the image.
  •  One angler per photo, and one photo submission per person. In the event more than one photo is submitted from the same person, only the first entry received
  •  Photos may only be submitted by the original photographer, and all copyrights must be held by the person submitting the photo. If you submit a photograph, you grant BoatUS and its affiliates a perpetual, royalty-free, nonexclusive right to (1) display the photograph (and descriptive information that was submitted) on current or future photo contest submission web pages, and (2) share the photo and any descriptive information submitted on BoatUS social media platforms (whether or not currently in existence), on the BoatUS website, and in newsletters to BoatUS Members.
  •  BoatUS reserves the right to change the contest rules without prior notification.
  •  The promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Facebook. Facebook is completely released of all liability by each entrant in this promotion.
  •  Sponsor is not responsible for any failure of the Facebook Page during the voting period including any technical malfunction of any computer, on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or review to be received on account of traffic congestion on the internet or on Facebook, or any combination thereof.
  •  Employees of Boat America Corporation and their family members (defined as spouses, siblings, parents or children) are not eligible for prizes.
  •  No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
  •  Photo contest entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these official rules and by the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Photo contest. All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. By entering, you agree that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest shall be resolved exclusively in the appropriate court located in the Eastern District of Virginia and shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, including but not limited those of Virginia, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Virginia.

PRIVACY POLICY: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the BoatUS website.

WINNERS LIST: To obtain a copy of the winner's name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: BoatUS Address: 880 South Pickett Street Alexandria, Virginia 22304. Requests must be received no later than August 1, 2018.

SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this photo contest: BoatUS Address: 880 South Pickett Street Alexandria, Virginia 22304. Phone: 800-395-2628.