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Jamaica Inn photo contest rules and regulations

Eligibility

The contest is open to all past guests of Jamaica Inn who have taken any room with a view photos during their stay. Not open to professional photographers. There must be something in the photograph that identifies that it was taken at Jamaica Inn e.g. grounds, building, etc.

Contest Period

Pictures can be submitted between April 15, 2014 and June 15, 2014. The winner will be announced in July 2014. Jamaica Inn reserves the right to change any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control.

Photographs

Photographs should not exceed 1024px width x 1024px height, 72 DPI and no more than 3 MB in size. Finalists will be asked to resubmit their photograph with the highest resolution that they have the picture in.

A maximum of two photographs can be entered per household.

By entering the contest, photographers agree to grant Jamaica Inn the royalty-free and non exclusive right to distribute, publish and use the photograph(s) in publications and on the Internet to promote Jamaica Inn and to use as we see fit.

No watermark, signature or photographer name can be included in the image.

Judging

Photographs will be judged based on the following criteria:

1. Overall appearance and beauty
2. Originality of the photograph.
3. Photographic merits of your image.
4. Popular Vote and Selected Judges

How to Vote

All photo entries will be posted on Facebook and our website. You may vote for your favorite entries by "liking" the photo on Facebook, or emailing photocontest@jamaicainn.com and including the entry number in the email.

Winners

The winner will be announced on Jamaica Inn's Facebook Page and on our website in July 2014. The winner will also be notified via e-mail within 1 week of the selection date.

If a winner cannot be contacted within three weeks or a winner refuses the prize, the prize will be awarded to the next runner up.

All prizes must be accepted as awarded and cannot be exchanged, replaced or transferred.

Entry and/or acceptance of prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use winner's name, city and state for the purpose of announcing the winner, promotion and publicity without additional compensation.

Additional Rules and Regulations

Entrants participating in the Jamaica Inn Contest acknowledge that they have read and understood the rules and regulations. Rules and regulations maybe subject to amendment.

By entering, each entrant warrants and represents in connection with the photograph submitted that: (a) he/she is the owner of the copyright; (b) it is an original; (c) he/she has all necessary rights, including model releases, to enter same in the Contest; (d) it has not been previously published or submitted in any other competitions and/or to any media, including, without limitation, any books, magazines, postcards, or calendars; (e) you are giving Jamaica Inn permission to publish it in any media such as promotional materials, publications, displays, on websites and any way Jamaica Inn sees fit for use without any compensation to the photographer or any individuals or anything in the photograph(s) (f) Jamaica Inn is not responsible for them being reposted to third party websites and social media services, such as Facebook and Twitter (g) it does not defame or otherwise violate the rights of any third party;

Photos containing recognizable people must be accompanied by a signed model release form. A model release form must be signed for each person in the photo and e-mailed (photocontest@jamaiainn.com) or faxed to us (876 974-2449) within 48 hours of submitting your photo entry. The Model Release Form may be downloaded by clicking here: Download Model Release Form

Entrant agrees to hold harmless Jamaica Inn, its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, and advertising and promotional agencies, from any claim by any third party relating to any rights in any photograph submitted. Entries that are incomplete, illegible, or corrupted are void and will not be accepted. Jamaica Inn is not responsible for entries that are misdirected, delayed, lost or late and all such entries are void. Entry materials will not be acknowledged. In the event this Contest is compromised in any way that is beyond the control of Jamaica Inn, Jamaica Inn reserves the right to withdraw the transmission of the Contest and to refuse to publish the winning photographs and/or award the prize after the date of withdrawal.

Photos must not be of an offensive nature, must not contain illegal acts in them, and must be inline with the values of Jamaica Inn.

Entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Jamaica Inn, whose decisions are final. Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification from the Contest. Jamaica Inn reserves the right to permanently disqualify from the Contest any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules.