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Pet Photo Contest Rules

No purchase necessary. One valid entry per contestant.

Must be 21 years of age or older to enter. To enter, a contestant must complete all information required in the online entry form. Please visit http://contests.5280.com/pet-photo-contest and fill out the following information: First Name, Last Name, Pet's Name, Mobile Phone Number, Email, Date of Birth, City, Zip Code, Gender, and upload an image file of your pet. Alternately, mail-in entries are acceptable, please include all of the information above and include a hard copy picture of your pet to 5280 Pet Photo Contest, 1515 Wazee Street, Suite 400, Denver, CO 80202.

All entries must be received between April 3-16, 2017. The entry period ends at 5:00 pm US Mountain time on April 16, 2017. Voting for Pet Photo Contest photos on http://contests.5280.com/pet-photo-contest begins on April 17, 2017 at 8:00 am US Mountain time and ends at 5:00 pm US Mountain time on April 23. Each entrant along with the general public can vote one (1) time per day from April 17-23, 2017. Voting will be a factor in the final selection, but will not determine the final grand prize winner. All entries are subject to verification and validation by 5280 Publishing or its affiliates.

No mechanically reproduced, incomplete, forged, software-generated or automated multiple entries will be accepted.

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

5280 Publishing and its affiliates reserve the right to substitute any prize with another prize of equal or greater value.

Employees of 5280 Publishing and its affiliates, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising sponsors and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of each are not eligible.

Contest entrants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of 5280 Publishing, which are final on all matters pertaining to the contest.

Entrants further grant to 5280 Publishing and its affiliates the right to use and publish their name, likeness and image online and in print, or any other media, in connection with the Contest.

It is the contestant's responsibility to understand they are signing over the rights to their submitted, whether it was taken by the contest his/herself of by a 3rd party. 5280 Publishing and its affiliates reserve the right to use any and all information related to the Contest, including information on contestants obtained through the contest, for marketing purposes or any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.

The Contest and all of the related pages, contents and code are copyrighted by 5280 Publishing and/or its affiliates. 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.

Each winner, by acceptance of the prize, agrees to release 5280 Publishing, its affiliates, and all prize sponsors, and their parent and subsidiary companies, their officers, directors, employees, agents, shareholders, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, and advertising agencies from all liability, claims, or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, or use of the prize.

5280 Publishing and its affiliates are not responsible for Internet crashes or slowdowns caused by network congestion, viruses, sabotage, satellite failures, phone line failures, electrical outages, natural disasters or acts of man or God.

There will be three (3) winners in this contest.

The grand prize ($4,980 total value) package includes:
- A 1/2 page ad in the June 2017 issue of 5280 magazine, $4,830 value.
- Five (5) days of daycare at U Lucky Dog, $150 value. 

The 2nd place ($295 total value) package includes:
- Five (5) days of daycare at U Lucky Dog, $150 value.
- Training package from Denver Paw School. Includes a half hour evaluation plus 4 group training classes. Good for puppy classes, obedience, agility and tricks training. $145 value. 

The 3rd place package includes:
- Five (5) days of daycare at U Lucky Dog ($150 value)

Prizes cannot be substituted or redeemed for cash. The winning photo will be featured in a half page ad in 5280 magazine's June 2017 issue. The prizes from U Lucky Dog do not have an expiration date. The prize from Denver Paw School expires October 31, 2017. Restrictions for the Denver Paw School prize include: Dogs must be ok around other dogs. Reactive dogs may transfer value toward private training services.

The ten (10) photos with the most votes during the voting period will be finalists for the Pet Photo Contest. The judging process to determine the prize winners will be conducted by members of the 5280 Publishing staff. 5280 staff members will be polled to determine the Grand Prize Winner, First Runner Up, and Second Runner Up between April 24-28, 2017. The staff will judge and score the entries in accordance with the following judging criteria: communication of contest theme (50%), originality and creativity (25%), and overall appeal (25%).

The winners will be announced via the 5280 Magazine Facebook Page the week of May 1st. The prize selection will not be official or final until the winners respond to email notifications.

The three (3) winners will be notified via email. If a winner does not respond to a notification email after five (5) days, or if that winner is unavailable for prize fulfillment, an alternate winner will be selected. If 5280 Publishing or its affiliates cannot find an eligible winner for the prize, that prize will not be awarded.

A contestant is not a winner, and shall not be entitled to the prize, unless and until that contestant’s eligibility has been verified.  

Each winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes and will be required to complete an IRS form W-9 and affidavit. Sponsor reserves the right to withhold prizes until completed form W-9 is received.

Acceptance of the Prizes constitutes the prize winners' permission for 5280 Publishing to use the winners' names for advertising and/or promotional purposes worldwide and in all forms of media in perpetuity without further compensation or authorization. Entrants agree that 5280 Publishing and its affiliates, and their officers, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Sponsoring Entities”), shall not be responsible for any losses, damages or injuries of any kind resulting from participation in the contest or from entrants’ acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize. Entrants also agree that 5280 Publishing and/or its affiliates entities have not made and shall not in any manner be liable for any warranty, guarantee, or representation, whether express or implied, with respect to any prize, including without limitation, the prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. 5280 Publishing reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or who otherwise takes actions that do or are intended to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the contest. 5280 Publishing also reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry containing any obscene, offensive or otherwise inappropriate comments or other matter.

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Colorado without regard to the choice of law provisions thereof.

For the name of winners, send a self addressed, stamped envelope to: 5280 Publishing, Inc. 1515 Wazee St., Ste. 400, Denver, CO 80202. Washington and Vermont residents may omit return postage.

This Contest is sponsored by 5280 Publishing, Inc., with offices at 1515 Wazee St., Ste. 400, Denver, CO 80202.