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The 2016 Photo Contest deadline has passed

Thank you to all of our participants, we look forward to seeing you again next year! Please visit the photo page to see the winners!
Officials of the Tour of Somerville are pleased to announce the first official amateur photo competition to be held during the Memorial Day events on Monday, May 30th. Come to Downtown Somerville with your cameras, phones, or tablets and enjoy the day’s activities

CASH PRIZES of $50 will be awarded to the winners of each category. The top ten photos in each category that capture the spirit of the day will be featured on the Tour of Somerville website. Photos must be submitted by Wednesday, June 8th for consideration. Winners will be announced on Friday, June 10th.

The competition will be sponsored by Unity Cinemas, a Somerville video production company.

The purpose of this competition is to capture the spirit of the day from a spectator's perspective. With this in mind, we are only accepting non-professional/amateur entries. By submitting your photo(s), you: 1) confirm that you are not a professional photographer, 2) are not participating in a photography outing under the supervision of a professional instructor, and 3) agree to the terms and conditions as listed below.
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Terms & Conditions

ENTRANT LICENSES/RELEASES

If the photograph contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the photograph, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph in the manner set forth in these Official Rules without additional compensation. If any person appearing in any photograph is under the age of majority in their state/province/territory of residence the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release. 

By participating, ALL ENTRANTS grant the Sponsors and their designees, licensees or affiliates (the "Authorized Parties") a non-exclusive, worldwide license, through February 2020, to reproduce, distribute, display and post the entries online so that viewers may view all competing entries. In addition, each WINNER grants to the Authorized Parties a license for use of his/her winning entry in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known, including but not limited to, print or digital publication showcasing the winners; and promotions related to the contest. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use. 

THIRD PARTY RELEASES/LICENSES

Winners authorize LaMountain Marketing Communications LLC to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the photograph entry in connection with 2016 Tour of Somerville showcasing the winners; The Tour of Somerville Amateur Photography Contest 2016 live gallery; the The Tour of Somerville Web site and on LaMountain Marketing Communications LLC web sites; and in exhibits and promotions related to the 2016 Tour of Somerville. Winners authorize LaMountain Marketing Communications LLC to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the photograph entry in connection with the promotion of the 2016 Tour of Somerville Photography Contest for up to two (4) years.​ 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless LaMountain Marketing Communications LLC., and each of their respective partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this Contest or any Contest-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder. 

Sponsors assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Contest entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. Sponsors are not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other persons' computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading or downloading of any materials related to this Contest. 

CONDITIONS

This Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Certain restrictions may apply. Entries void if the Sponsor determines the entry to not be an original, or if the entries are illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft.

Participants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) that the decisions of the Judges are final on all matters relating to the Contest; and (c) if he/she wins that Sponsor may use each winner's name, photograph, likeness, and/or voice in any publicity or advertising relating to the Contest or future promotions without compensation or approval (except in Tennessee and where prohibited by law). All federal, state and local taxes, fees and surcharges on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. In the event that the selected winner(s) of any prize are/is ineligible or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and Sponsors, in their sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant.

 

RIGHT TO CANCEL OR SUSPEND CONTEST

If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsors that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsors reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest. If Sponsors elect to cancel or terminate the Contest, Sponsors will not retain any rights in the submitted photographs and will return the entry fees.

ELIGIBILITY

This Promotion is only open to legal residents of The United States of America, who are at least 18 years old as of the date of entry and who are non-professional photographers who have not earned money from their photography in the last two years, except officers, directors, members, and employees of the Sponsor, Administrator, or any other party associated with the development or administration of this Promotion, and the immediate family (i.e., parents, children, siblings, spouse), and persons residing in the same household, as such individuals. This Promotion is void outside the state of  the United States of America, and where prohibited by law.