G Adventures – Spring Brand Campaign – Win a grand prize for 2 on any G Adventures tour valued up to $20,000 CAD
Spring Brand Campaign Photo Contest: Rules & Regulations
CONTEST PERIOD: G Adventures Inc.s (“G Adventures”) “How Far Will You Go?” brand campaign contest (the “Contest”) begins on May 22, 2018 at 12:00AM EST and closes on June 29, 2018 at 11:59PM EST (the “Contest Period”). By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to these rules of the Contest (the “Contest Rules”) and states that he or she is 18 years or older.
WHO MAY ENTER: The Contest is open to members of the public who are 18 years or older and are residents in one of the following regions: United States, Canada (all provinces except Quebec), UK, Ireland, South Africa, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Individuals affiliated with G Adventures & Planeterra Foundation, including employees, immediate family members, interns, volunteers, and others living within the same household are not eligible for any prize. G Adventures will determine winners’ eligibility in its sole discretion.
WHAT TO ENTER: The following eleven contest criteria must be met in order to be eligible for entry:
The entry must consist of a photograph or video, a caption answering the question “How Far Will You Go to Win the Ultimate Adventure?”, location of entry, full name and email of entrant (collectively, an “Entry”)
The Entry must be the property of the contest entrant
Any individuals featured in the entry must have given consent for the photograph or video to be entered in this Contest
The Entry cannot contain any nudity or violence, as determined by G Adventures in its sole discretion
The Entry must comply with our child welfare, animal welfare, and indigenouswelfare guidelines. Please refer to https://www.gadventures.com/about-us/responsible-travel/for more information
Photographs must not be altered or digitally enhanced in any way
Entries cannot be stock photography or videography of any kind
Entry captions and videos must be submitted in English or German.
The Entry cannot have been entered in other competitions or previously used for commercial purposes
Entries that infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright, are not eligible
The Entry must be submitted during the Contest Period
HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Contest, entrants must visit the G Adventures designated Contest page (https://www.gadventures.com/how-far-will-you-go/ ) and submit the following:
(a) contest photograph or video submission;
(b) caption of no longer than 250 words explaining the submission and answering the question “How Far Will You Go to Win the Ultimate
(c) location of the Entry;
(d) contact info (first name, last name, email address); and
(e) agreement to the Contest Rules.
General: You may submit no more than 1 (one) entry in the Contest. In order to be displayed in our online gallery, Photographs must be uploaded in .jpeg or .jpg format and comply with the gallery specifications at the entry form. Videos must be minimum of 2 seconds and a maximum of 30 seconds in length, submitted in MP4 format, not exceed 60mb, and comply with the gallery specifications at the entry form. Upon submission, videos and photographs will be cropped to a centre square.
Entrants retain all rights to Entries submitted to the Contest; however, by entering the Contest, entrants grant G Adventures (and those authorized by G Adventures) a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of your Entry, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any G Adventures purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion of G Adventures and its website, and commercial products, including but not limited to G Adventures publications. Any Entry reproduced will include a photographer or videographer credit as feasible. G Adventures will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses. G Adventures may select Entries for highlight on its website or display in a publicly accessible Contest archive; such selections will be made in G Adventures sole discretion.
JUDGING: Entries will be judged based on creativity, quality, originality, responsiveness to the prompt and overall impact. The judging panel will exist of 10 pre-selected G Adventures employees from Canada, The United States, The United Kingdom, Australia and Europe.
NOTIFICATION : G Adventures will contact the grand prize winner (the “Winner”) via the contact information provided at the time of entry by no later than July 13th, 2018. Grand Prize Winner will be confirmed via email, and both the Grand Prize Winner and guest must sign and return, within seven (7) days of notification, an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Release and Declaration, a Publicity Release (collectively, “the Releases”). Winner’s travel companion (the “Guest”) must be at least 18 years of age. Noncompliance may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected.
Winner and Guest must sign and return to G Adventures a release and declaration, an affidavit declaration of eligibility, a publicity release (collectively, the “Releases”). G Adventures may disqualify anyone who fails to respond to the notification or return the signed Releases within five business days. Winner and Guest will be responsible for paying any notary public fees or taxes they may owe on a prize
Please do not contact G Adventures about the status of entries or judging.
PRIZES: Prizes will be awarded, as follows:
PRIZE/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”)/ODDS: one (1) grand prize will be available for Winner and Guest on any G Adventures tour valued up to $7,500CAD per person. Winner and Guest will also be awarded flights valued up to a maximum of $2,500CAD per person, to be booked from the major international airport closest to the Winner’s residence, subject solely to G Adventures’ discretion (the tour and flights, collectively, the “Grand Prize”). Land and airfare must be booked before October 15, 2018, and depart before July 1, 2019. Total Maximum ARV of Grand Prize: $20,000CAD. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Grand Prize Terms: Grand Prize includes the listed itinerary only of the chosen tour and excludes optional or additional services not expressly included in the applicable itinerary or prize, for example transfers, pre/post-tour accommodation, ‘My Own Room’, insurance, amendments, vaccinations, and all incidentals, meals, gratuities, taxes, fees, levies and transportation. All travel related expenses including but not limited to transportation to and from home, airfare costs exceeding the aggregate total specified herein, taxes, gratuities, incidentals, upgrades, insurance, service charges, airport surcharges, departure taxes, hotel, resort or property fees, food & beverage and excursions not specifically included in the applicable trip itinerary and personal expenses including but not limited to telephone/Internet charges and gift shop purchases are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner and Guest. A minimum of 4 paying passengers, not including Grand Prize Winner and Guest, must be booked on the Grand Prize departure. If 4 paying passengers are not booked on the Grand Prize departure, G Adventures may substitute the Grand Prize with an alternative trip, provided that such alternate trip shall have a value no less than the Grand Prize. Grand Prize Winner and Guest must travel on same departure, trip and itinerary. Frequent flyer mileage accumulation, use of e-upgrade certificates, and stopovers are not permitted. If the Winner and Guest choose to book airfare that is not included in the Grand Prize, they will assume sole responsibility, including booking and all associated costs, for the air travel necessary to participate in the Grand Prize, and will forfeit the airfare that is included as part of the Grand Prize. Once the Grand Prize trip has been booked, no substitutions or changes will be permitted to any elements of the Grand Prize, including the identity of the Guest and the origin and destination of the flights.
Redemption of Grand Prize: i) is subject to availability, ii) is valid on new bookings only, iii) may not be combined with any other offer or discount, iv) has no cash value, v) is not transferable or assignable, vi) is not eligible for “Lifetime Deposit” nor “Guaranteed Departure”, vii) cannot be exchanged by the Grand Prize Winner or Guest, and ix) is non-commissionable if booked by or through an agency. Grand Prize Winner must contact G Adventures directly by phone and/or email and quote ‘How Far Will You Go’ at time of booking. Grand Prize Winner and Guest must agree to G Adventures’ booking terms and conditions, found here: gadventures.com/terms-conditions/booking-terms/. Grand Prize Winner and Guest are solely responsible for ensuring they have medical insurance in an amount no less than US $200,000 covering medical, evacuation, and repatriation while travelling which is a mandatory requirement for participation on all G Adventures trips as set out in G Adventures’ booking terms & conditions.
Actual retail value of Grand Prize may vary depending on point of departure, and fare/rate fluctuations; any difference in the value of the Grand Prize as stated herein and value at time of Grand Prize notification or awarding, if any, will not be awarded. All reservations will be made by an agent of G Adventures. Accommodations are subject to availability at time of reservation. Blackout dates, advance booking requirements and travel restrictions may apply. Availability is subject to factors such as weather, seasonality and space availability. Reservations are subject to availability. The Grand Prize is subject to change at G Adventures’ discretion, however such ,alternate trip shall have a value no less than the Grand Prize originally awarded. If weather affects the ability for winner to redeem any portion of the Grand Prize during the scheduled date and time, then G Adventures shall have no further obligation to Winner other than to supply the remaining elements of the Grand Prize package minus the unused portion of Grand Prize. If for any reason whatsoever, Winner is unable to travel after all travel arrangements have been made and paid, G Adventures shall have no further obligation to the winner. If Grand Prize is forfeited prior to G Adventures finalizing and paying for travel, and there is sufficient time to notify an alternate winner, the Grand Prize may be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing from among all non-winning eligible entries. Winner and Guest are responsible for obtaining the proper travel documentation (e.g., valid photo ID, passport and any visas or permits) and vaccinations prior to travel at Winner and Guest’s own expense.
Winner acknowledges and agrees that they are responsible to ensure their eligibility to travel internationally and, if applicable, their proper and lawful eligibility to enter any country or region included in the Grand Prize trip itinerary, and to re-enter their country of residence, and represent and warrant to G Adventures that they possess or are able to procure a valid passport for the duration of the trip, if necessary, according to current international travel law. Passport and visa procurements will be the sole responsibility and for the sole account of the Winner. If Winner is unable to attend their prize trip due to passport, entry or other legal or regulatory restrictions, they shall be deemed to have forfeited the Grand Prize and G Adventures shall not be liable for any damages resulting from such inability to attend.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: All entrants hold G Adventures and its directors, officers, employees, agents (the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from and against all claims of any nature arising in connection with entrant’s participation in the Contest and acceptance or use of a prize.Insofar as is permitted by law, the Indemnified Parties will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the Winner or Guest or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of the Indemnified Parties.
By participating in the Contest, entrants (i) agree to be bound by the Contest Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of G Adventures, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. G Adventures reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Contest it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated the Contest Rules; and (ii) withdraw the online method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Contest), and to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to withdrawal.
Participation in the Contest in no manner constitutes an endorsement or support by G Adventures of any views, aims, products or services. Entrants shall not advertise or otherwise claim to have obtained any such endorsement or support.G Adventures’ name and logo are the property of G Adventures and should not be used in any manner whatsoever without the prior consent of G Adventures. G Adventures must approve in writing any statement, advertisement, press release or similar communication in any media, relating to entrants’ participation in the Contest.
The Contest will be governed by Ontario law and entrants to the Contest submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of Ontario courts.