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The Rules

2015 Western New York Pet Calendar Contest



2. Eligibility. Subject to the additional restrictions below, the 2015 Western New York Pet Calendar Contest (the "Contest") is open to legal U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older as of September 14, 2014, and who are legal residents of the following counties in New York State: Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Orleans, Genesee, Livingston, Wyoming and Allegany. Employees and contractors of WGRZ-TV ("Sponsor"), Gannett Co., Inc., and their promotional partners, and each of their respective affiliated companies, and advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees or contractors, are not eligible to enter or to win.

3. How To Enter. The Contest will begin at 9:00 a.m. (E.T.) on Monday, August 4, 2014 and ends at 5:00 p.m. (E.T.) on Sunday, September 14, 2014 (the "Contest Period").

Internet Entry. Enter between 9:00 a.m. (E.T.) Monday August 4, 2014 and 5:00 p.m. Sunday, September 14, 2014 (the "Entry Period") by visiting Sponsor's website at, click on the Features tab, then the Contests and Coupons page, and then the WNY Pet Calendar Contest link, submitting one (1) photograph that captures a picture of your pet. Complete all required information and follow all posted instructions. Each photo submission must be an authentic, original photograph, taken by the contestant identified on the entry, and the contestant must own the copyright in the photograph submitted. All digital entries should be at the highest resolution possible. Sponsor will accept the jpeg format, no larger than 1megabyte in size. Images must not have been digitally altered in any way other than necessary cropping. Photograph must have been taken no earlier than November 1, 2011. Sponsor reserves the rights to disqualify any entry that is alleged to infringe on any third-party's intellectual property rights, refuse any photograph it determines to be unacceptable or inappropriate. Pictures must be of the pet only. Pictures that contain owners or other individuals in the photo will not be eligible.

Maximum one (1) entry per household. Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. (E.T.) on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete e-mail transmissions. Contestants acknowledge and agree that Sponsor shall have the right to edit, adapt, modify, reproduce, publish, promote, broadcast, or otherwise display or use entries in any way it sees fit without limitation or compensation to entrants, including publication in the 2015 WNY calendar described below. By entering you agree to the terms of these Official Rules and to receive e-mails from Sponsor or those directed by Sponsor. You can opt-out of the receipt of such e-mails by following the directions on the Contest website or in any email received from Sponsor.

4. Winner Selection. Beginning Monday September 15, 2014 at or about 9:00 a.m. (E.T.) and ending Friday, September 19, 2014 at or about 5:00 p.m. (E.T.), a panel of qualified judges selected by Sponsor will judge all eligible entries received as of 5:00 p.m. (E.T.) on Sunday, September 14, 2014 according to the following criteria: (1) clarity of photo, (2) composition of photo, (3) unique portrayal of the theme, and (4) emotional impact of the image. Equal weight will be given to each criterion. In the event of a tie, tied entries will be re-judged on the same criteria listed above. Decisions of judges and Sponsor shall be final and binding in all respects. There will be a total of twelve (12) winners. One (1) Grand Prize Winner will then be selected from all entries, including the 12 winners previously selected, on the same criteria used to judge the twelve winners.

5. Prizes and Odds. Twelve (12) winners will each receive one (1) $50 gift card from Dash's Supermarkets (ARV: $50.00) one (1) $50 gift certificate from Country Comfort Inn, located at 1128 Jamison Rd., Elma, NY 14059 (ARV: $50.00); and one (1) 2015 WNY Pet Calendar (ARV: $10). (Total ARV per prize: $110) Each gift card is valid through December 31, 2015. Each winner's winning photographs will be published as one month's photograph in the 2015 WNY Pet Calendar.

Grand Prize. One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive one (1) $50 gift card from Dash's Supermarket (ARV: $50.00), one (1) $50 gift certificate from Country Comfort Inn, located at 1128 Jamison Rd., Elma, NY, 14059(ARV: $50) and one (1) 2015 WNY Pet Calendar. (ARV: $10). (Total ARV per prize: $110) Each gift card is valid through December 31, 2015. The Grand Prize winner's winning photograph will be placed on the cover of the 2015 WNY Pet Calendar.

6. Winner Notification and Acceptance. Winners will be notified via the email address provided on winner's entry form within four (4) days of their selection. Winners must respond to Sponsor's email notification within 48 hours. Failure to respond within such time period or return of email prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. To claim prizes, each Winner must personally pick up the prize within three business days of notification at Sponsor's business office located at 259 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. (E.T.) and 5:00 p.m. (E.T.). A valid photo identification may be required. Winners may waive their right to receive prizes. Prizes are non-assignable, nontransferable and not redeemable for cash. No substitutions allowed by winner. Prizes and individual components of prize packages are subject to availability and Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. Winners are solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on prizes. Winners will be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility/liability and publicity release which must be returned as instructed by Sponsor. Failure to sign and return the affidavit or release, or to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules, may result in a winner's disqualification, the forfeiture of his or her interest in the prize, and the award of the prize to a substitute winner. Except where prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes winner's consent to the publication of his or her name, biographical information and likeness in any media for any commercial or promotional purpose, without limitation the Internet, or further compensation. Prizes not won and claimed by eligible winners in accordance with these Official Rules will not be awarded and will remain the property of Sponsor.

7. Participation. By participating, contestants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Contest as solely determined by Sponsor. In the event the Contest is compromised by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest. Should the Contest be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date. Sponsors will not be responsible for lost, late, or misdirected entries (either photos or ballots), poor quality photos, or for failure to receive entries or votes or other electronic communications due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or Sponsor. In the event of a dispute, all online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the ISP account from which they were sent. For these purposes, an ISP account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such ISP account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning ISP addresses for the domain associated with such ISP account. Any questions regarding the number of entries, or votes submitted or the owner of an ISP account shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries or votes by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Contest. Sponsor is not responsible for the operation of Southwest Airlines or its designated hotel, including changes in schedules.

8. Copyright. By entering the Contest, each contestant grants to Sponsor an exclusive, royalty-free and irrevocable right and license to publish, print, edit or otherwise use the contestant's submitted entry, in whole or in part, for any purpose and in any manner or media, including on or in the 2015 WNY pet calendar (including, without limitation, the Internet) throughout the world in perpetuity, and to license others to do so, all without limitation or further compensation. Each contestant further agrees that if his/her entry is selected by Sponsor as the winning entry, he/she will sign any additional license or release that Sponsors may require, and will not publicly perform or display his or her submission without the express permission of Sponsors.

9. Construction. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.

10. Sponsor. The 2015 WNY Pet Calendar Contest is sponsored by WGRZ-TV. The decisions of Sponsor and the Contest judges regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Contest shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Contest. For a list of winners (available after October 1, 2014), or a copy of these Official Rules, visit or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to "Winners List/Official Rules" (as applicable), 2015 WNY Pet Calendar Contest, WGRZ-TV, 259 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202. If you have any questions regarding this Contest, please contact Dan Meyers at (716) 849-2284 or