Backcountry Purist

Conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS—BLBCA Backcountry Purist Contest

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS

1. HOW TO PARTICIPATE

1.1 How to enter: By entering the BLBCA Backcountry Purist Contest, you (‘the Contestant’) AGREE to be bound by these Official Rules and Regulations of the Contest and by all decisions of Backcountry Lodges of BC Association (BLBCA). You may enter the Contest by going to www.backcountrypurist.com and then following the instructions listed. Your completed Entry needs to be submitted to BLBCA as required by the instructions provided. The Entry must comply with all instructions of the Contest and all of the Rules in order to be eligible. Entries must be submitted to the Contest via the official website only. Upon completion, each Entry will be deemed an eligible Entry upon being received and approved by BLBCA and will be entered into the Contest for one (1) chance to win the Prize.

BLBCA will not acknowledge receipt of Entries.  Entries will not be returned to Contestants. Entries submitted to the Contest will become the property of BLBCA.

1.2 Eligibility: The Contest is open to all who, at the time of entry, are eighteen (18) years of age or older.

1.25 All Contestants agree that by submitting an Entry, this confirms (i) compliance with all Contest Rules; (ii) acceptance of the Prize on the terms and conditions as offered if judged a Winner; (iii)  acknowledgment of the non- responsibility of BLBCA, its members and their respective agents in respect to any injuries, loss, or misfortune related to the Contest or the Prize; and (iv) acknowledgment that BLBCA and its members have an unrestricted right to publish, in its discretion, such Winner’s name, photograph, portrait, likeness, voice and any film rendering or tape recording of such Winner for advertising and promotional purposes in connection with the Contest in any form of publication or display including, without limitation, newspapers and other print publications, radio and television broadcasts, film releases and interactive media worldwide without compensation other than the Prize offered.

1.3 Contest period: the BLBCA Backcountry Purist Contest will open on the first day of each month’s contest. Entries must be received by BLBCA no later than Five (5) PM Pacific Standard Time, on the closing day of each contest which will be the last day of each month. BLBCA is not responsible for any late, lost, stolen, damaged, delayed, incomplete, ineligible or misdirected Entries.

2. PRIZES

2.1 Prizes: The Winner will receive the offer to accept one (1) lodge stay from participating members of the BLBCA for one (1) week of backcountry skiing/snowboarding during the Winter of 2013 or 2014. The Winner will be presented with fixed dates for his/her lodge experience and will be required to commit to attending the lodge stay in order to accept the prize. The Winner is responsible for all costs outside of the lodge stay itself, for example, but not limited to, transportation, food, lodging and travel. The Prize has no cash value and is non-transferrable.

The Winner will be announced on or about seven (7) days after each month’s contest has closed. In addition to the materials required for the Contest Entry, the Winner agrees to deliver via email for blogging purposes, at least one (1) video with a minimum length of one (1) minute {and maximum length of two (2) minutes and thirty (30) seconds}, and five (5) images with corresponding text, to the BLBCA from their lodge experience. This creative material shall be delivered to the BLBCA no later than two (2) weeks after the winner’s lodge experience has been completed. These videos and images are meant to tell a story to the public about each lodge stay. The Winner acknowledges that the BLBCA and its members have an unrestricted right to publish, in its discretion, such Winner’s name, photograph, portrait, likeness, voice and any film rendering or tape recording of such Winner for advertising and promotional purposes in connection with the BLBCA lodge experience in any form of publication or display including, without limitation, newspapers and other print publications, radio and television broadcasts, film releases and interactive media worldwide without compensation other than the Prize offered.

2.2 Prize Odds: The odds of winning the Contest are dependent upon the number of Entries received by the BLBCA for the Contest. The BLBCA reserves the sole right to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest at any time without any liability to any Contestant.

2.3 Prize selection: A panel of three (3) Judges appointed by the BLBCA will evaluate all eligible Entries and will select the Winner. Judging will be influenced by comments posted as shown on the Contest website and its social media channels, however the BLBCA reserves the right to choose the Winner based on its sole discretion. All decisions made by the BLBCA with respect to all aspects of the Contest are final and binding on all Contestants.

2.4 Notification of selection: The BLBCA will attempt to contact the Winner based on the information supplied with the Entry. If a Winner cannot be reached within four (4) business days of the Judging Date, then the Winner will no longer be eligible to win the Contest. An alternative Winner will be selected from the remaining eligible Entries received. Prior to receiving a Prize, the Winner is required to sign a release form agreeing to all Contest Rules and giving all rights to the work to the BLBCA and its members in exchange for accepting the Prize. If a Winner is unwilling or unable to comply with the Official Contest Rules and Regulations, such Winner will be disqualified and another Entry will be selected from the remaining eligible Entries.

3. COPYRIGHT

3.1 Intellectual property rights: The Contestant warrants that he/she is the owner of all copyright and other intellectual property rights in and to all videos, photography and copy; that he/she is the sole creator of the videos, photography and copy; that the videos, photography and text is original; that the videos, photography and text is not defamatory and does not contain any obscene or blasphemous material; that he/she has all necessary contents and permissions in writing and signed from any and all individuals, locations, venues and other third parties portrayed or otherwise featured in videos, photography and text; that use of the Entry by the BLBCA will not infringe the worldwide copyright or other worldwide intellectual property rights of any third party or create any other liability for the BLBCA and will not in any way be unlawful; that he/she will not be in breach of any contractual or other pre-existing obligation that is binding upon them.

3.2 Design rights: By participating in this Contest, the Contestant ACKNOWLEDGES,TRANSFERS and RELEASES to BLBCA all legal rights that the Contestant has to submitted creative material including video, imagery and text. All creative material becomes property of BLBCA upon submission of the Entry. BLBCA has the authority and legal right to use all creative material including video, imagery and text in any way that BLBCA deems appropriate, including but not limited to: any form of publication or display including, without limitation, newspapers and other print publications, radio and television broadcasts, film releases and interactive media worldwide. BLBCA has the right to amend, change, revise, alter or incorporate all or part the creative, in whole or in part any way that BLBCA may so desire.

3.3 Governing law and jurisdiction: This Contest and the application or interpretation of the Official Contest Rules and Regulations shall be governed by the applicable laws of Canada and of the Province of British Columbia and each Contestant irrevocably agrees attorns to the jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of British Columbia.

3.4 Privacy/use of personal information: By participating in the Contest, the Contestant: (a) grants to the BLBCA the right to use his/her name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address for the purpose of administering the Contest, including but not limited to contacting and announcing the Winner; (b) grants to the Sponsors the right to use his/her Personal Information for publicity and promotional purposes relating to the Contest, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, without further compensation unless prohibited by law; and; (c) acknowledges that the BLBCA may disclose his/her Personal Information to third-party agents and service providers in connection with any of the activities listed in (a) and (b) above.

3.5 Interpretation: In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Official Contest Rules and Regulations and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, including but not limited to the Contest Entry Form, or point of sale, television, print or online advertising, the terms and conditions of these Official Contest Rules and Regulations shall prevail, govern and control.

3.6 All decisions made by the BLBCA are final. The Prize is not redeemable in cash and must be accepted as awarded. Approximate value of Prize varies. This Contest is subject to all federal, provincial and local laws. The Winner is responsible for all local, provincial and federal taxes on the Prizes, in addition to any travel expenses, as well as necessary personal insurance and rescue insurance.