IEEE members do a lot of interesting things on the job — and off. Submit a story and photo you think best represents your experiences as an IEEE member. Each month we will be awarding a US$50 Amazon gift card to the photo that gets the most votes, plus the chance to see your photos in future IEEE communications!
Submit a high-quality photograph depicting some aspect of your life as an IEEE Member (cell phone photos must be the largest image size to submit). Subject matter can include you at work, mentoring, volunteering, or attending professional seminars or events (do not submit images with other logos, stock photography, documents or abstract images). You can submit as many photos as you want. All submissions must be received by midnight EDT on the last day of each month. Contest is open to IEEE members only. Ineligible submissions will be excluded.
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TERMS & CONDITIONS
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Contest is IEEE, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854-4141 USA (“Sponsor”).
Eligibility: Contest is open to active IEEE Members (“Entrants”) residing in the United States of America and other countries, where permitted by local law, who are the age of eighteen (18) and older. Employees of Sponsor, its agents, affiliates and their immediate families are not eligible to enter Contest. The Contest is subject to all applicable state, local, federal and national laws and regulations. Void in locations and countries where prohibited by law.
In the event Sponsor concludes that a potential winner is or should be ineligible, the potential winner will be disqualified, not receive a prize and an alternate winner will be selected, using the methods described in these Official Rules.
By participating in this Contest, Participants agree to abide by these Official Rules as established by Sponsor and/or as may be amended or changed by Sponsor subsequent to the commencement of the Contest, in Sponsor’s sole discretion and without notice. Sponsor reserves the right to review and qualify all Submissions and to reject any Submissions that do not meet the requirements for participation as established by Sponsor or to cancel the Contest in its entirety at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects.
How to Enter: Contest submission opens on 1 May 2020 and closes on 31 December 2020 12:00 AM EST. (“Promotional Period”). Entrants can participate by submitting photos on the IEEE-Into-Focus microsite. [http://ieee-into-focus.org/] In order to be counted as a valid entry, an entrant must provide their name, contact information, member number, along with agreeing to these Terms & Conditions.
Entries should relate to the theme “Put the World Of IEEE Into Focus” in one of the following categories:
Working – Capture a moment of you on the job
Learning – Snap a photo of your latest learning opportunity (in the classroom or out in the field)
Networking – Take a group photo at a conference, local meeting or event
Creating – Show us your latest technology experiments and projects
You can submit as many photos as you want each month. Original photographs only (no edits, no photo shopped entries, no logo added, etc.). Ensure that your submissions are in compliance with all the legal and copyright requirements, including permission of those in the photograph. No images with non-IEEE logos, incorrect use of the IEEE brand, stock photography, documents or abstract images will be approved. Files should not exceed the max file size 10MB and be submitted in .gif, .jpg, or .jpeg format. Files should be submitted using a supported browser (Firefox: FF 24 and above, Internet Explorer: IE 10 and above, Chrome: C 31 and above, or Safari: S 6 and above) or operating system (Windows: Win7, Win8, Win, MAC: OS, Mobile: IOS 6 and above, Android 2.3.3 and above)
Entrant’s Warranty and Authorization to Sponsor: Entrant represents and warrants that they have obtained all necessary rights and permissions from all individuals appearing in any photograph they submit to the Contest. For the avoidance of doubt, this includes parent or guardian approval if the photograph includes a minor. Entrant shall be solely responsible for all claims related to the rights of privacy and publicity from anyone included in their Contest entry.
Number of Prizes Available, Prizes, Approximate Retail Value and Odds of winning Prizes: The Entrant who submitted the photo shall be considered the Prize Winner. One (1) Prize Winner each month will receive a US$50 Amazon gift card. On or about the 4th day of each month, one prize winner will be determined based on the highest number of votes.
Prizes will be distributed to the winners after the selection of the prize winners. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries and votes received each month for the monthly prizes. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a different Prize of approximately equivalent value in its sole discretion. All prize amounts are in US dollars.
Selection of Winners: Of those submissions that meet the above criteria, the Prize Winners will be selected based on the number of votes received. Individuals can vote for only one photo each month. The odds of winning depend on the number of entries and votes received. If excessive or fraudulent voting activity is observed, that photo will be disqualified. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING. All potential winners will be notified via the contact information provided from the sponsor. Potential winners will have five (5) business days to respond after receiving initial prize notification or the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Potential winners may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility (which affirms that they have complied with these rules) as well as a liability release, and a publicity release (where permitted by law), which if issued, must be completed, signed and returned within ten (10) business days from the date of issuance or the prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner. If prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable or in the event of noncompliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner.
Release, Publicity, and Privacy: By receipt of the Prize and/or, if requested, by signing an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release, the Prize Winner consents to the use of his or her name, likeness, business name and address by Sponsor for advertising and promotional purposes, including but not limited to on Sponsor’s social media pages, without any additional compensation, except where prohibited. No entries will be returned. All entries become the property of Sponsor. The Prize Winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor and its officers, directors, employees, affiliated companies, agents, successors and assigns from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the contest.
Right to Use Entries: By entering the Contest, entrants grant Sponsor a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide right and license to reproduce, publish, display, edit and otherwise use the submitted Entries, and entrant’s full name and city and state/province/country of residence, photograph, likeness, voice and institutional affiliation, in print or any offline or online and other media for purposes of editorials, exhibition, advertising, publicity and promotion without additional compensation or permission, unless prohibited by law.
General Prize Restrictions: No prize substitutions or transfer of prize permitted, except by the Sponsor due to prize unavailability. Import/Export taxes, VAT and country taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of winners. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to use winner’s name and likeness for advertising, promotional and other purposes in any and all media now and hereafter known without additional compensation unless prohibited by law. Winner acknowledges that neither Sponsor, Contest Entities nor their directors, employees, or agents, have made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose. Any and all warranties and/or guarantees on a prize (if any) are subject to the respective manufacturers’ terms therefore, and winners agree to look solely to such manufacturers for any such warranty and/or guarantee.
Limitation of Liability: The Sponsor, Contest Entities and their respective parents, affiliates, divisions, licensees, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and each of the foregoing entities’ respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders and agents (the “Released Parties”) are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transfer of entry information, human error, technical malfunction, lost/delayed data transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof, inability to access web sites, damage to a user’s computer system (hardware and/or software) due to participation in this contest or any other problem or error that may occur. By entering, participants agree to release and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all claims, actions and/or liability for injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with participation in and/or liability for injuries, loss or damage of any kind, to person or property, arising from or in connection with participation in and/or entry into this contest, participation is any contest-related activity or use of any prize won. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If for any reason this contest is not capable of running as planned, or if this contest or any website associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper playing of this contest and processing of entries per these rules, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this contest or any portion thereof, or to amend these rules without notice. In the event of a dispute as to who submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder the email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the person assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the email address in question. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. This contest is governed by the laws of the State of New Jersey and all entrants hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of federal or state courts located in the State of New Jersey for the resolution of all claims and disputes. Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter are not sponsors nor affiliated with this contest.
Disputes: EACH ENTRANT AGREES THAT: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS CONTEST, OR ANY PRIZES AWARDED, SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORTING TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION, PURSUANT TO ARBITRATION CONDUCTED UNDER THE COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION RULES OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION THEN IN EFFECT, (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED, INCLUDING COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS CONTEST, BUT IN NO EVENT ATTORNEYS’ FEES; AND (3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, AND ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN FOR ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES, AND ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED. ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES, OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANT AND SPONSOR IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST, SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OR CONFLICT OF LAW, RULES OR PROVISIONS (WHETHER OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION) THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF THE LAWS OF ANY JURISDICTION OTHER THAN THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY. SPONSOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY TYPOGRAPHICAL OR OTHER ERROR IN THE PRINTING OF THE OFFER OR ADMINISTRATION OF THE CONTEST OR IN THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE PRIZES.
Contest Results and Official Rules: To obtain the identity of the prize winner and/or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to IEEE Membership Development, IEEE, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854-4141 USA.
Contest Results: Winning photos will be posted online at: ieee-into-focus.org. In addition, all Entrants will receive notification of the full list of Prize Winners.