2022 Washington Post Travel Photo Contest Rules

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The contest is open only to legal residents of the United States, although anyone can submit photos for potential publication by The Washington Post. Entrants must be 18 or older to participate. This contest is sponsored by WP Company LLC d/b/a The Washington Post. Employees, officers, directors and representatives of Sponsor and its affiliates, and those with whom such persons are domiciled, are not eligible. Void outside the United States and where prohibited by law. Contest subject to all federal, state and local laws.

HOW TO ENTER: No purchase necessary. Submit your application to wapo.st/travelcontest22. One photo/entry per person only, and the photo must have been taken between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. If you submit multiple entries, we will only consider the first photo received. You can only submit an image that you have taken yourself and you must have all necessary rights to the photo to submit it here. Include caption information and the date the photo was taken, as well as your name, email address, and phone number. Please do not submit images that have been heavily manipulated. It is acceptable to adjust images to achieve a color balance that reflects the scene as you observed it. Cropping is also acceptable. La Poste has the right to disqualify any image that it believes has been excessively altered.

Only amateur photographers are eligible. Professional photographers (ie, anyone who derives more than 50% of their annual income from photography, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion) are not eligible.

By entering, you grant The Washington Post permission to use your photo in perpetuity in any medium, including to edit, publish, distribute, and republish in any form. Photographers retain copyright to their images. All entries are subject to The Post’s discussion and submission guidelines.

Entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 17, 2022. Late, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, unintelligible or otherwise non-compliant entries with these Official Rules will be disqualified. Sponsors are not responsible for lost, destroyed or misdirected entries.

PRICE: Gift certificates to a photo retailer. Average retail value: first prize, $200; second prize, $100; third prize, $50.

No substitutions, exchanges, refunds or other compensation will be made for any reason, including contest cancellation. Winners are responsible for all taxes associated with claiming these prizes.

SELECTION OF WINNERS: Four winners will be selected based on their originality, creativity and skill by Travel staff and photography professionals. Winners will be notified by The Washington Post on or about August 19. Incomplete entries will not be accepted. The number of eligible entries will determine the odds of winning. Sponsor is not obligated to leave voice mail, answering machine or other messages. At Sponsor’s sole discretion, a selected winner may be required to forfeit a prize and an alternate winner may be selected in accordance with these Official Rules from among the remaining eligible entries for that prize if the selected winner (i) is unreachable, (ii ) refuses or cannot accept, receive or use the Prize for any reason, or (iii) fails to comply with these Official Rules.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND GENERAL CONDITIONS: By entering this contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all respects. By entering, each entrant agrees to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and marketing agencies, and each of their employees, officers , shareholders, directors, representatives and respective agents (collectively, “Releasees”) from and against any claim, damage or liability involving or arising out of (i) late, lost, delayed, misdirected, postage-paid, mutilated, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible; (ii) telephone system, technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, transmission errors or other errors of any kind, whether mechanical, human, electronic or otherwise (iii) corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access or modification of the entry or other elements of data ; (iv) any injury, loss or damage of any kind caused, including death, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by the prize or resulting from the acceptance, possession or use or misuse of any prize or contest entry or contest-related activity; or (v) any printing, distribution, typographical, administrative, human, or technological error involving or relating to the Contest. Sponsor is not responsible for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in, accessing or downloading information in connection with the Contest.

The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend this Contest (or any part of the Contest) if a virus, bug, computer problem or any other cause or problem corrupts or inhibits the administration, security or proper operation of the Contest and, in such event (or in the event of any type of error), to select the winners from eligible entries received prior to action taken or in such manner as deemed fair and appropriated by Sponsor. In no event will Sponsor be liable for more prizes than stated in these Official Rules. Sponsor may prohibit Entrant from participating in the Contest or winning a Prize if, in its sole discretion, Sponsor determines that Entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest through cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair practices. or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor representative. The Releasees have not made and/or are not responsible for any misrepresentation or warranty, express or implied, in fact or in law, relating to the prizes. By accepting a Prize, Winner agrees and acknowledges that Sponsor may use Winner’s name, voice, biographical data, likeness, and city name in any media throughout the universe in perpetuity for any purpose promotions without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.

By entering the Contest, entrants agree that: (1) all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or related to the Contest, or any prize awarded, will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (2) all claims, judgments and awards will be limited to actual disbursements incurred, including costs associated with participating in the Contest, but in no event will attorneys’ fees be awarded or recoverable; and (3) in no event shall any entrant be entitled to obtain any reward for, and entrant hereby knowingly and expressly waives all rights to seek, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and/or any other damages , other than actual damages. out of pocket expenses, and/or any rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.

WINNERS LIST: For the names of the laureates, available after September 6, 2022, or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Travel, 1301 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20071. Please specify “Official Rules” or “Winners List”. Applications must be received by December 31, 2022.

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