#LUMIXLounge Photo Challenge Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. Eligibility
#LUMIXLounge Photo Challenge (the “Challenge”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (and the District of Columbia) who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Void where prohibited. Proof of residency and age may be required. Employees and directors of Panasonic Corporation of North America, Sync Marketing LLC, AGAIN Interactive and their subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, and advertising or promotional agencies or individuals involved with the design, production, execution or distribution of the Challenge and the immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or win. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, stepparents, children, stepchildren, siblings, stepsiblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year, whether related or not. In order to enter the Challenge or receive the prize, you must fully comply with the Official Rules and, by entering, you represent and warrant that you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, whose decisions shall be binding and final in all respects relating to this Challenge.

2. Sponsor and Administrator
Sponsor: Panasonic Corporation of North America, Two Riverfront Plaza, Newark, NJ 07102-5490.
Administrator: Sync Marketing LLC, 10960 Wellworth Avenue, Unit 301, Los Angeles, CA 90024.

3. Timing
Challenge begins January 10, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time and ends February 7, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (“Challenge Entry Period”). Sponsor is the official time keeper for this Challenge. The Challenge is governed by these Official Rules and is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws.

4. How to Enter
During the Challenge Entry Period, take a fun winter-themed photo (the “Photo”) and upload the Photo at www.lumixlounge.com/contest along with the title of the Photo, a description of the Photo (up to 235 characters), where you heard about the Challenge, the photographers/entrant’s name, and email address. Entrants may only use one email address to enter. You are not permitted to share the same email address with another entrant. Limit of one entry per person and per email account during the Challenge Entry Period. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses will be void and your entries and you will be disqualified. Use of any automated system to enter is prohibited and will result in disqualification.

During the Challenge Entry Period, Photos will be posted at www.lumixlounge.com/contest. Members of the public will be able to vote for the First Place Popular Vote Prize Winner. The public voting will take place during the Challenge Entry Period. Public voting will determine the winner of the First Place Popular Vote Prize. Each visitor is able to vote for their favorite Photo once per day. Use of an automated process or similar device to submit an electronic vote is strictly prohibited. Any attempt to circumvent the one vote limit per day or to use automated vote process will subject all votes from the person to disqualification. If an entrant receives multiple and/or irregular votes, including but not limited to, votes generated by a robotic, programmed, script, macro, other automated means or other source, the Sponsor and/or Administrator reserves the right to disqualify entrant in their sole discretion. If the voting process fails to operate properly or appears to be tampered with or tainted with errors, fraud or unfair practices, the Sponsor and/or Administrator in their sole discretion reserves the right to use another means to determine the winner of the First Place Popular Vote Prize Winner, i.e. random selection or appointing a panel of judges. Entrants may not pay people or provide any other type of consideration in exchange for votes. Any entrant who violates the ban on paying or providing consideration in exchange for votes will be disqualified. Public votes may be displayed on the website, on a real-time basis, before being verified for integrity. These unverified votes do not necessarily reflect accurately the winner of the First Place Popular Vote Prize. The winner of the First Place Popular Vote Prize will be the entrant who is contacted directly by the Administrator or Sponsor after votes have been verified.

5. Photo Requirements
The Photo must comply with the following requirements: (i) the Photo may not feature any person other than entrant unless entrant has obtained all necessary written permissions and releases from such persons prior to submission; (ii) other than the Sponsor, its products, brands and/or logos, the Photo may not show, contain, mention, depict, refer or otherwise allude to the name, logo or product of any other retailer, manufacturer, brand, product, store, place of business, person, company or character in such a way or manner as to imply an affiliation with, or endorsement of, the Sponsor, its products, brands and/or this Challenge; (iii) the Photo must be entrant’s own original work (or the entrant must have the rights from the photographer to make the submission), created solely by entrant and not created professionally; must not have been previously published, released or distributed in any form; must not have won any award; and must not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights of any person or entity; (iv) the Photo may not contain, mention, refer or otherwise allude to any material that is violent, lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, racially or morally offensive or otherwise contain inappropriate content or objectionable material; (v) the Photo cannot promote alcohol, illegal drugs or tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing), any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any political agenda or message; (vi) the Photo cannot in any manner defame, misrepresent, contain disparaging remarks or reflect negatively about Sponsor, its products, or other people, products or companies or their products, or in any way reflect negatively upon such parties or explicitly or implicitly communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill with which Sponsor wishes to be associated, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion; (vii) the Photo cannot contain any personal identification, such as personal names, email addresses or street addresses, without express permission; (viii) the Photo cannot itself be in violation of any law; and (ix) the Photo must otherwise be in compliance with these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Photo that Sponsor believes, in its sole discretion, does not comply with or is in violation of these Official Rules or that otherwise contains prohibited or inappropriate content.

6. Grant of Rights
By submitting a Photo, the entrant represents and warrants that he/she has all right, title and interest necessary to grant the Sponsor the worldwide, irrevocable and unrestricted right and license to adapt, publish, use, edit, and/or modify such Photo in any way and post the Photo on the internet or use the Photo in any other way and agrees to indemnify and hold Sponsor harmless from any claims to the contrary.

7. Representations and Warranties/Indemnification
Each person who enters this Challenge represents and warrants as follows: (i) entrant has obtained any and all necessary permissions required to submit the Photo and for Sponsor’s right to use the Photo for any purpose, including the consent of any identifiable third person(s) appearing in the Photo, and entrant can and will make written copies of such permissions available to Sponsor upon request; (ii) the Photo is owned by entrant and has not been previously published, distributed or otherwise exploited; (iii) the Photo is wholly original with entrant and, as of the date of submission, the Photo is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim; (iv) the Photo does not and will not violate or infringe upon the intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or entity, including, but not limited to, rights of privacy and publicity; and (v) the Photo does not and will not violate any applicable laws, and is not and will not be considered defamatory or libelous. Each entrant hereby agrees to indemnify and hold the Sponsor, Administrator and their subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors harmless from and against any and all third party claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses relating to or arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties, representations or agreements of entrant hereunder.

8. Winner Determination

Luminary Prize Winner
After the end of the Challenge Entry Period, a panel of qualified judges determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion will select the three (3) best Photos from among all eligible Photos that were submitted, based on an application of the following criteria:

  • Creativity (50%);
  • Challenge Theme (25%); and
  • Photo Quality (25%).

The entrant whose Photo received the highest score will be the Luminary First Place Prize Winner. The entrant whose Photo received the second highest score will be the Luminary Second Place Prize Winner. The entrant whose Photo received the third highest score will be the Luminary Third Place Prize Winner. In the event of any tie, the entrant whose Photo received the higher score in the Creativity category, as determined by the qualified judges in their sole discretion, will be selected from among the tied entrants as a potential prize winner. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Challenge Entry Period and the quality of the Photos.

First Place Popular Vote Prize Winner
After the end of the Challenge Entry Period, the Sponsor will determine which Photo had the most votes. The entrant whose Photo had the most votes will be the First Place Popular Vote Prize Winner. In the event of any tie, the entrant whose Photo was submitted first, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, will be selected from among the tied entrants as the potential prize winner. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Challenge Entry Period and the number of votes.

On or about February 16, 2016, Administrator will contact potential winners. POTENTIAL WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL AND WILL BE REQUIRED TO RESPOND WITHIN FIVE (5) DAYS OF NOTIFICATION. Potential winners must follow the initial prize claim instructions and any subsequent claim instructions, or the prize will be forfeited in its entirety. Sponsor’s decisions as to the administration and operation of the Challenge and the selection of the potential winner is final and binding in all matters related to the Challenge.

9. POTENTIAL CHALLENGE WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR AND/OR ADMINISTRATOR. SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR’S DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE ADMINISTRATION, OPERATION, SELECTION OF THE WINNER AND OTHER MATTERS RELATED TO THE CHALLENGE.

10. Verification of Potential Winners
Potential winners may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability and Publicity Release (where permitted by law) (collectively, the “Affidavit”) by the date specified by Sponsor, or an alternate potential winner may be selected. In the event: (a) potential winner cannot be reached for whatever reason after a reasonable effort has been exerted or the potential winner notification or Affidavit is returned as undeliverable; (b) potential winner declines or cannot accept, receive or use the prize for any reason; (c) of noncompliance with the above or within any of the aforesaid time periods, (d) potential winner is found to be ineligible to enter the Challenge or receive the prize, (e) potential winner cannot or does not comply with the Official Rules, or (f) potential winner fails to fulfill the Affidavit-related obligations, the potential winner shall be disqualified from the Challenge and an alternate potential winner may be selected, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, from among the other eligible entries received. Sponsor reserves the right to modify the notification and Affidavit procedures in connection with the selection of alternate potential winner, if any.

11. Prizes

  • One (1) Luminary First Place Prize will be awarded. Luminary First Place Prize Winner will receive the following prize package: DMC-GX8KBody ($1,199.99), 12-35mm ($999.99), 42.5mm F/1.7 ($399.99), 32gb U3 Panasonic Card ($49.99), and Honorary Luminary Patch ($5.00). Total approximate retail value of Luminary First Place Prize is $2,654.96.
  • One (1) Luminary Second Place Prize will be awarded. Second Place Prize Winner will receive the following prize package: DMC-G7KK ($799.99), 35-100mm F/4.0-5.6 ($399.99), 32gb U3 Panasonic Card ($49.99), Total approximate retail value of Luminary Second Place Prize is $1,249.97.
  • One (1) Luminary Third Place Prize will be awarded. Third Place Prize Winner will receive the following prize package: HX-A1K ($199.99), 32gb U3 Panasonic Card ($49.99), Total approximate retail value of Luminary Third Place Prize is $1,049.97.
  • One (1) First Place Popular Vote Prize will be awarded. First Place Popular Vote Prize Winner will receive an Honorary Luminary Patch. Total approximate retail value is $5.00.

For all prizes: No cash equivalent for the prize, prize is non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. All federal, state, and local tax liabilities, as well as any other costs and expenses not specified herein as being awarded are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Winner may be required to complete and return an IRS W-9 form (i.e. Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification). Prize will be awarded only if the potential Prize Winner fully complies with these Official Rules. Approximate Retail Value of all prizes $4,959.90.

12. Entry Conditions and Release
Except where prohibited or restricted by law, winner’s acceptance of prize constitutes the winner’s agreement and consent for Sponsor and any of its designees to use and/or publish winner’s full name, city and state of residence, photographs or other likenesses, pictures, portraits, video, voice, testimonials, biographical information (in whole or in part), and/or statements made by winner regarding the Challenge or Sponsor, worldwide and in perpetuity for any and all purposes, including, but not limited to, advertising, trade and/or promotion on behalf of Sponsor, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised, including, but not limited to, print, TV, radio, electronic, cable, or World Wide Web, without further limitation, restriction, compensation, notice, review, or approval.

13. Publicity
Except where prohibited or restricted by law, winner’s acceptance of prize constitutes the winner’s agreement and consent for Sponsor and any of its designees to use and/or publish winner’s full name, city and state of residence, photographs or other likenesses, pictures, portraits, video, voice, testimonials, biographical information (in whole or in part), and/or statements made by winner regarding the Challenge or Sponsor, worldwide and in perpetuity for any and all purposes, including, but not limited to, advertising, trade and/or promotion on behalf of Sponsor, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised, including, but not limited to, print, TV, radio, electronic, cable, or World Wide Web, without further limitation, restriction, compensation, notice, review, or approval.

14. General Conditions
Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors shall not have any obligation or responsibility, including any responsibility to award any prize to entrants, with regard to: (a) entries that contain inaccurate information or do not comply with or violate the Official Rules; (b) entries, prize claims or notifications that are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient, in whole or in part, due to computer, human or technical error of any kind; (c) entrants who have committed fraud or deception in entering or participating in the Challenge or claiming the prize; (d) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (e) any inability of the winner to accept the prize for any reason; (f) if a prize cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions due to Acts of God, natural disasters, terrorism, weather or any other similar event beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control; or (g) any damages, injuries or losses of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from awarding, acceptance, possession, use, misuse, loss or misdirection of any prize or resulting from participating in this Challenge or any promotion or prize related activities. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be (a) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Challenge, or with any Website promoting the Challenge; (b) acting in violation of the Official Rules; or (c) entering or attempting to enter the Challenge multiple times through the use of multiple email addresses or the use of any robotic or automated devices to submit entries. If Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that technical difficulties or unforeseen events compromise the integrity or viability of the Challenge, Sponsor reserves the right to void the entries at issue, and/or terminate the relevant portion of the Challenge, including the entire Challenge, and/or modify the Challenge and/or award the prize from all eligible entries received as of the termination date.

15. Limitations of Liability
The Released Parties are not responsible for: (a) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Challenge; (b) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (c) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Challenge; (d) technical or human error in the administration of the Challenge or the processing of registrations; or (e) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Challenge or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s registration is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Challenge. No more than the stated number of each prize will be awarded.

16. Disputes
Entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Challenge, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (b) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Challenge, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court or the appropriate New Jersey State Court located in Essex County, New Jersey; (c) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Challenge, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (d) under no circumstances will 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. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Challenge, 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 (whether of the State of New Jersey or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New Jersey.

17. Entrant’s Personal Information
Information collected from entrants is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which is available at http://shop.panasonic.com/legal/privacy/club-panasonic.dot.

18. Challenge Results
For Challenge results, send an email with the subject line of “Winners List – #LUMIXLounge Photo Challenge” to info@syncmarketing.net. Requests for the Winner’s List must be received by March 7, 2016.

For questions, send an email to info@syncmarketing.net.

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