DOG OF THE MONTH
CONTEST RULES

Organizer: TopDogDinners

Terms: Entries must be submitted no later than the 25th of each month. By submitting your entry, you agree to the Official Rules and warrant that your entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules. This is a contest based on looks. Chance plays no part in the determination of winners. There is NO entry fee. You can submit up to 5 photos of different dogs in a calendar year. The contest runs till cancelled by the Organizer.

Who may enter: Contest is open only to dog owners residing in lower 48 US states.

How to enter: Each Entry consists of an entry form, up to 5 images of your dog uploaded online. To enter, visit www.TopDogDinners.com; complete an entry and submit along with your photographs in accordance with the instructions that follow.

-Photographs must be in a digital format. Only online entries will be eligible. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this Contest. All digital files must be 20 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG or .jpg format, and must be at least 1,600 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,600 pixels tall (if a vertical image).

-Photographs must have been taken within one (1) year before the date of entry and may not previously have won an award in TopDogDinners Dog of the Month Contest.

-Photographs that include another person’s image or art will not be accepted.

-The photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contest entrant. By entering the Contest, entrant represents, acknowledges and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph.  Pictures can’t be purchased and entered to the contest.

- The photograph must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.

- Watermarked photos are not acceptable.

The entries will be judged in accordance with the Judging Criteria, as defined below. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt. Entries must be made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, internet domain owner, or other person or organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Organizers reserve the right to examine the original photograph/source material in order to confirm compliance with these rules.

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. Entrants, by submitting the photographs authorizes Organizers without  a signed release and without a fee,  to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entry in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known. Entrants agree not to be individually notified about the results of the Contest.

Prizes: One Grand Prize will be awarded. The Grand Prize consists of a 30 DAY SUPPLY OF FREE, custom designed dog food delivered to the winner. If the winner is not available to accept the prize, then the prize will be forfeited and awarded to the next alternate entrant. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is US $250. Actual value may vary based on dog type and shipping costs. Winner will not receive the difference between actual and approximate retail value, if any. Potential winners shall be required within ten (10) days following an attempted notification, to contact Organizers by email, phone or mail to arrange acceptance of the Grand Prize. No prize transfer, assignment, or substitution by winners permitted. If a prize (or part of a prize) is unavailable, the Sponsor, in its discretion, reserves the right to substitute the original prize (or that part of the prize) with an alternative prize to the equal monetary value and/or specification, unless to do so would be prohibited by law. The winner of the contest will receive the food based on the dogs characteristics in the picture.

Judging:  Decisions of the Judges are final and binding.

Limitation of liability: By entering this Contest, all entrants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless TopDogDinners and its 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. Organizers  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. NGS is 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 website, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrants’ or any other persons’ computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading or downloading of any materials related to in this Contest.

Conditions: THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Entrants agree that this Contest shall be subject to and governed by the laws of the State of New York, and the forum for any dispute shall be in the State of New York, United States of America. To the extent permitted by law, the right to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this Contest are hereby excluded and any entrant expressly waives any and all such rights. Certain restrictions may apply. Entries void if the Organizer determines the photograph 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. By entering, entrants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) that the decisions of the Judges are final and binding with respect to all matters relating to the Contest; and (c) if the entrant wins, that Organizer may use the winning photographs and 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 where prohibited by law). All federal, state/provincial/territorial and local taxes, fees and surcharges and taxes (whether foreign or domestic, and including income, sales, and import taxes) on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prizewinners. In the event that the selected winner(s) of any prize is/are ineligible, cannot be traced or do not respond within 10 days to a winner notification as required by the “Contest Prizes” Rules above, or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant. The Organizer reserves the right to verify the validity and originality of any entry and/or entrant (including an entrant’s identity and address) and to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Official Rules or who tampers with the entry process. Failure by the Organizer to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

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 Organizers that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Organizer reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest.

Winners: Entrants are responsible for complying with these Official Rules. Winners’ names will be available online at www.TopDogDinners.com

Data privacy: Entrants agree that personal data, especially name and address, may be processed, shared, and otherwise used for the purposes and within the context of the Contest and any other purposes outlined in these Official Rules. The Organizer, in order to verify the participant’s identity, postal address, and telephone number or to otherwise verify the participant’s eligibility to participate in the Contest, may also use the data.  Personal data will be used by Organizer and its affiliates exclusively for the purposes stated herein and will not be sold to any third party. Notice to individuals: removal from mailing list: Any individual (or other duly authorized person) may elect to exclude the name and address of that individual from the lists used by TopDogDinners . To elect to have an individual’s name excluded from all such lists, submit a removal request in writing to: TopDogDinners Inc, 585 Medford Ave. Patchogue, NY 11772. TopDogDinners may use this notification system to prohibit mailing of all skill contests or sweepstakes to such individual.

Regards,

“because your human loves you”