Official Rules for Famous Soo Locks Boat Tours Facebook Photo Contest 

Eligibility: The Famous Soo Locks Boat Tours Photo Contest (“Contest”) is open only to individuals who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and are legal residents of the United States and Canada. Employees of the Famous Soo Locks Boat Tours (“Sponsor”) or other companies associated with the Contest (including any advertising and promotion agencies), and their respective parent companies, affiliates, and subsidiaries as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of employees, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate. 

Sponsor: Famous Soo Locks Boat Tours, 515 E. Portage Ave, Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783

Agreement to Official Rules: By submitting an entry in the Contest, Entrant agrees to his/her full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, (a) these Official Rules and (b) the Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth in these Official Rules.

Entry Period: The Contest will begin at 12:01 AM Eastern Time (“EST”) on June 1, 2021 and end at 11:59 PM ET on October 31, 2021, created for each month during this time span: June, July, August, September, October (“Contest Period”). All entries must be received by the end of each respective month’s schedule (see Winner Selection).

How to Enter: During the Contest Period, entrants must submit their photographs online via the Facebook Photo Contest album that will be created for each respective month of the contest period: June, July, August, September, October (“Contest Period”). Limit one entry per person, per month. Any act to subvert the entry process in the Contest is prohibited and may result in disqualification.

Photographs must be a single work of original material taken by the Entrant, with the subject matter including at least one of the following highlights: Famous Soo Locks Boat Tours; the Soo Locks; St. Marys River; Freighters; Lighthouses.

The photo must be in its original state and cannot be altered in any way, including but not limited to removing, adding, reversing, or distorting subjects within the frame.

Violators will be removed from the contest, stripped of any prize(s), and banned from entering future contests.

Entries will not be accepted unless submitted via the official contest channel. Entries not submitted through the proper channel will be deleted.

By entering the Contest, the Entrant represents, acknowledges and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the Entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph.

The photograph must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.

All submissions to the Contest remain the property of the Entrant; however, as a condition of entering the contest the Entrant grants to the Famous Soo Locks Boat Tours, royalty-free, fully transferable, unconditional, non-exclusive, worldwide right to reproduce any submission an unlimited number of times in any and all media for any editorial, commercial, promotional, or trade purposes. Additional terms and conditions for submissions will be included in the submission process.

Winner Selection: The winners will be determined by encouraging users to ‘like’ or ‘love’ photos and share with friends. Voting will be open to the public during the entire month the contest is active. Winners will be announced on the 1st of the next subsequent month. The entries receiving the three highest vote counts will be awarded prizes. In the event that there is a tie, prizes will be awarded to both Entrants.

Notification and Requirements of Contest Winners: An individual is not deemed a winner unless and until he/she has complied with these Official Rules. Potential winners will be notified through Facebook messenger. If a potential winner does not respond and comply with the instructions in the notification within five (5) days after Sponsor sent the notification or is not in compliance with these Official Rules, he/she will forfeit the prize and Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place from the results of the judging. 

Except where prohibited, a potential winner will be required to complete and return an affidavit and liability/publicity release (“Affidavit/Release”). If the potential winner fails to sign and return the Affidavit/Release within the required time period, an alternate Entrant will be selected in his/her place from the results of the voting. By participating, each winner, except where legally prohibited, grants permission for Sponsor and its designees to announce his/her name on the Sponsor’s Website as a winner and to use his/her name, address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, trade, and promotional purposes without further compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide in perpetuity, without notice or review or approval.

Prizes and Approximate Retail Values (“ARVs”): Three (3) winners will be awarded per month at the conclusion of the online voting, and will receive the following: A gift basket with two (2) Famous Soo Locks Boat Tour mugs, seed packets saying “thank you for helping to grow our business” and a ½ pound box of fudge. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. Prizes are not transferable and must be accepted as awarded. Winners may not request cash or other substitutions; however, the Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of comparable or greater value, in its sole discretion. All prize details will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Limit one (1) prize per person for the entire Contest.

General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest (or any portion thereof) in the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way. 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 and void all associated entries. 

Release and Limitations of Liability: By participating in the Contest, entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor and its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, and advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors/trustees, employees, and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled entries, registration, votes or messages; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of entries, or registrations, the announcement of the prizes, or in any Contest-related materials. 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. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the website. Entrant agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost, if any, of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees or other legal costs. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

Disputes: This Contest shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of Michigan without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions.