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Official Rules

Adoptive Families Halloween Photo Contest

Grand Prize: Digital Camera (approximate value $200)

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Purchasing will not increase your chances of winning.

Contest open to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, D.C., except employees (and their families) of New Hope Media, LLC and its parent, subsidiaries, and affiliate companies or operating divisions. Void where prohibited by law. The contest is subject to all local, state, and federal regulations.

Contest begins 12:00 A.M. on October 15, 2009 and ends on December 15, 2009 at 11:59 P.M. EST. Entries must be received before 11:59 P.M. EST on December 15, 2009.

Upload an original photo (color or black and white) of your child or children dressed for Halloween. Photos may be the product of parents or relatives of the child, or the work of a professional photographer.

Entrant must be the parent or legal guardian of primary child featured in the submitted photo and must be 18 years of age or older. Entrant represents and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original, non-published work that does not infringe any privacy, intellectual property or other rights of any third parties, and that the entrant either owns or has rights to convey any and all right and title in the submitted photo, or, in the case of a professional photographer, will obtain such rights upon request.

All photo contest entrants (including those whose entries are not the winning photograph), by entering the contest, grant New Hope Media LLC, dba Adoptive Families magazine a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free copyright license to publish their submitted photos and to republish them at any time in the future in any and all Adoptive Families-branded media (including but not limited to magazines, books, and web sites).

To enter the contest, visit Upload your photo following the directions on the page. Only photos submitted following the directions and in electronic .jpg format, with images 2.5 MB or smaller, will be considered. Entries must be received before 11:59 EST on December 15, 2009.

All entrants must register a valid email address with before submitting a photograph to this Halloween Photo Contest. Any entrant may enter multiple photographs for photo contest consideration.

Notice to Entrants
In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Sponsors are not responsible for error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsors on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the contest.

By participating in the contest, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the contest. Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the contest. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from the contest any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) withdraw the 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 select winner from among all eligible entries received prior to withdrawal.

Adoptive Families is not responsible for technical failures in entry transmission, or any damage to participants’ computers relating to information about or participation in the promotion. Adoptive Families reserves the right to cancel electronic method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted.


One Grand Prize winner will be chosen by a panel of judges selected at the sole discretion of Adoptive Families magazine. Judges’ decisions are final and may not be appealed. Parents/guardians of the winner will be notified by phone, email or mail by January 15, 2010. These parents/guardians must sign an affidavit of eligibility and a publicity/liability release, in the form requested by the Sponsor, and return them within seven days of notification attempt, or alternates may be selected. If Grand Prize winner is unreachable, or if prize notification is undeliverable, or in the event of non-compliance with any of these requirements, the prize will be deemed forfeited, and an alternate winner selected.

One Grand Prize winner will be awarded a digital camera (approximate retail value $200). The Grand Prize photograph will be displayed on

All taxes are the sole responsibility of winners and finalists or their parents or guardians. Prizes are non-transferable and cannot be substituted, but prizes of equal or greater value may be supplied by Sponsors at Sponsors’ sole discretion. An IRS Form 1099 will be issued to all prize recipients for any prize valued at $600 or more.

All entries become property of New Hope Media LLC and will not be acknowledged or returned. In consideration of judges’ review of entries, parents/guardians who enter the contest grant permission (except where prohibited by law) to New Hope Media LLC to use and license photos/images of the Child in the submitted photo(s) (along with their names) for possible editorial or promotional/advertising uses in any and all media without further compensation.

To find out the Grand Prize winner, available after January 15, 2010, send a stamped self-addressed envelope to Adoptive Families Halloween Photo Contest Winner, 39 West 37th St. 15th floor, New York, NY 10018.

New Hope Media LLC may contact entrants with product offers it believes might be of interest to entrants. The contest is subject to all local, state, and federal regulations.

By entering the contest, entrant holds harmless Adoptive Families and New Hope Media LLC from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, liability, actions or damages of any kind or in connection with: (1) entering contest (2) acceptance of any prize or (3) anything related to the contest and the awarding of prizes. Any claims relating to this contest shall be governed by New York law without regard to its conflict of law rules, and any such claim must be heard in New York.

No telephone calls, please.

Official Contest Sponsor: New Hope Media LLC, dba Adoptive Families magazine 39 West 37th Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10018.


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