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Official Rules: Monsoon Photo Contest



The Monsoon Photo Contest presented by Flood Control District of Maricopa County entry period begins June 16, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) and ends July 28, 2014.  Entries must be received by 9:00 a.m. MST on July 28, 2014 to be eligible to enter or win. Sponsor:  KPHO Broadcasting Corporation, 4016 North Black Canyon Hwy., Phoenix, AZ 85017.     

ENTRY: To enter, visit, go to the weather page, click on the Monsoon Photo Contest button. and upload up to ten (10) monsoon photos-weather related photos…dust storms, rain, flooding, lightning, storm clouds, etc. Also provide a brief description of the photos.  

Photo Requirements:

  • must be .jpeg image formats and cannot exceed 3MB.
  • must be taken by you or at your direction (non-professional), unpublished and may not have won any prize or award.
  • must not contain material that violates or infringes the rights of another, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement.
  • must not contain brand names or trademarks.
  • must be taken in Arizona during current monsoon season (June 15 – July 28, 2014).   

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, disqualify, modify, edit, and revise any photos that Sponsor deems obscene, defamatory, profane, offensive, lewd, pornographic, false, misleading, deceptive, or otherwise inconsistent with its editorial standards, audience expectations, or reputational interests or that Sponsor believes may violate any applicable law or regulation or the rights of any third party.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to verify any element of any entry or related materials, request additional information and to disqualify any entrant whose participation may subject the Contest, Sponsor, or Sponsor's advertisers, clients, or customers to controversy, negative publicity, scorn, or ridicule. 

LIMIT:  Multiple entries, up to ten (10) monsoon photos, per email address are permitted.  No group entries.   

ELIGIBILITY: Legal residents of Arizona in the KPHO-TV viewing area, who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry, are eligible to enter, except employees of Sponsor, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the contest and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries and members of their immediate families or household members. "Immediate family members" shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses.  "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.  Winners of a prize from Sponsor within the past thirty (30) days from the beginning date of this contest are not eligible. 


There will be two (2) rounds of judging:  

Round 1:  The voting begins on July 28, 2014 at 9:01 a.m. MST and ends on August 4, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. MST. Three (3) votes per person (with a valid Facebook account) per day.  The ten (10) entries receiving the highest total number of votes will move on to Round 2. In the event of a tie among entries receiving the highest total number of votes, all tied entries will move on to Round 2. Voting results are unofficial until verified by Sponsor. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects. 

Round 2:  On or about August 4, 2014, a qualified panel of judges will judge the top 10 entries of Round 1 based on the following: monsoon relevance of photo (45%), quality of photo (35%), and description of photo (20%).  One (1) winner will be determined on or about August 11, 2014.  In the event of a tie, the winning entry will be the entry with the highest score in the monsoon relevance criterion. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects. 

PRIZING:  One (1) grand prize winner will receive a Visa gift card, retail value $500. Gift card is subject to issuer terms and conditions. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portions thereof) of equal or greater value if prize (or portions thereof) cannot be awarded as described. Sponsor will determine all elements of prizing in its sole discretion. Prize may not be assigned, transferred, changed or redeemed for cash, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor.   Prize is awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee express or implied by Sponsor. Sponsor disclaims all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any third party product or service accepted by the winner. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules.  Entrants agree to be bound by Official Rules and agree that if any winner fails to provide proof of identity, refuses to provide required documentation, is found to have violated the Official Rules or otherwise does not meet eligibility criteria, prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner with the next highest score. Entrants understand that Sponsor is not liable for injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in this promotion and acceptance, possession and use of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prize. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects.   

PRIVACY:  Information collected from online entrants is subject to Sponsor's online privacy policy at Sponsor's web site listed above. 

OTHER:  Sponsor and Aptivada, assume no responsibility for entries or votes they are unable to process due to network, hardware or other technical failures; or any other reason, or incomplete, damaged, misdirected, or lost entries or votes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the voting process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this promotion if not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, force majeure or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor or Aptivada, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or integrity of the contest. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize(s) to an eligible, non-suspect, entry received prior to date of cancellation.  The use of automated entry systems or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the contest is prohibited.  In the event of a dispute regarding on-line entry, entry will be deemed made by the holder of an established e-mail account associated with the entry.  The contest and all of the related pages, contents and code are the copyright of Aptivada, and/or Sponsor. Copying or unauthorized use of any copyrighted materials, trademarks or any other intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.

RELEASES:  Entrants authorize the Sponsor to use their name, photo submission(s), voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials in promotional material and for advertising, public relations and editorial purposes worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner's list, if applicable, without further compensation unless prohibited by law.  Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor's sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation. 

Except where prohibited by law:  (i) entry constitutes permission for Sponsor to use winner's entry, photo submission(s), name, hometown, likeness, photograph, voice and statements regarding this contest in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the contest, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner's list, if applicable;; (ii) potential winner will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Ownership/Liability Release, License of Pre-Existing Work and  Publicity Release within five (5) days of notification.  If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to claim prize, or fails to respond to the winner notification, the potential winner is disqualified and the prize is forfeited.  If forfeited, an alternate winner may be determined.   By participating and winning a prize, winner releases Sponsor, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and agents, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from any and all liability with respect to the prize won and participation in the contest. Subject to all U.S. federal, Arizona state and local laws and regulations.  Void where prohibited.  Applicable taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. For the winner's list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope after September 30, 2014 to Winner's List, 2014 Monsoon Photo Contest at the Sponsor's address above.

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