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  • The 2018 Photographic Print Contest

    Welcome to the Branford Festival Cover Image Contest!

    Do you have an image that you think truly encompasses Branford or the Branford Festival? If so, you can land the cover of the 2018 Branford Festival Guide, distributed to every home & business in Branford, as well as at the Branford Festival itself! In addition, your photo will be the featured print for the 2018 Festival!

    Enter up to four (4) photos between December 18, 2017 and March 1, 2018. The top images will then be evaluated by the Branford Festival Committee for potential selection for the cover position. Please be sure to submit photos at no less than 600dpi for optimal print quality.

    Please read the Official Rules before entering.

    Good luck!

    Official Rules

    The Branford Festival Cover Contest
    1. Submit your local photo or photograph your local artwork that showcases Branford in its glory and your image could be selected as the cover of our annual Branford Festival Guide for 2018! Open to anyone living or working in Branford. The photo must be taken somewhere in town, and local artwork must represent Branford in some way. No identifiable people should be included in the photo. No business signs or logos should be visible. Entries not chosen for the cover may be used in the interior pages of the section with proper photo credit given at all times.

    2. By entering the contest you signify that you have read and agree to abide by the 2018 Branford Festival Cover Contest rules.

    3. You may submit up to four (4) entries but each photo must be submitted as a new entry.

    4. All entries will be entered into the Branford Festival Committee’s choice for the cover and feature print. Note that prints will be made and available for sale at the Branford Festival with all proceeds going to the Branford Festival.

    5. No purchase necessary.

    6. Submission runs through 11:59pm on 3/1/18.

    7. Open to legal residents of Connecticut who live or work in Branford. Entrants younger than 18 years of age must have parental authorization.

    8. Once the photo is submitted, the entrant is authorizing its possible use as the 2018 Branford Festival Print. Proper photo credit will be given to the entrant/photographer, and the Branford Festival Guide will include a biography of the entrant chosen. Entries not chosen for the cover may be used within the 2018 Branford Festival Guide with proper photo credit given at all times. If a photo is published, the Branford Festival then reserves the right to use those photos in future Branford Festival products giving proper photo credit at all times. There is no prize money associated with this contest.

    Official Rules



    Subject to the additional restrictions below, The Branford Festival Photo Contest (The “Contest”) is open to legal residents of Connecticut who live and/or work in Branford.

    All winners must be at least 18 years or older at the time of entry or have permission from a parent or guardian.

    The Branford Festival Committee nor Shore Publishing will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, misdirected entries or for the failure to receive entries due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or sponsors. In the event of a dispute, all online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the email/ISP account from which they were sent. For these purposes, an ISP account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such ISP account by the Internet access provider online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning ISP addresses for the domain associated with such ISP account. Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted, number of votes submitted or the owner of an email address or ISP account shall be determined by Shore Publishing, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the contest. In the event an ISP address becomes suspect due to excessive accounts (a maximum of 4) and/or votes submission, the ISP address will be deemed fraudulent and the votes and entry submitted from that address will be banned. Entries become property of sponsors and none will be returned.

    By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Branford Festival Committee which shall be final in all respects. Shore Publishing reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this contest. In the event the contest is compromised by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Shore Publishing which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the contest, Shore Publishing reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the contest. Should the contest be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, the Branford Festival Committee reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date.

    Shore Publishing may co-sponsor some contests on our site with other companies. If you enter one of these contests, our co-sponsor may receive the information collected. Likewise, and notwithstanding anything in Shore Publishing’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use Agreement to the contrary, all persons who enter this contest (regardless of whether you are the winning contestant) hereby consent to Shore Publishing providing your emails and/or correspondence collected by the Shore Publishing in connection with your entry into this contest, including without limitation your email address, to any of its co-sponsors for such co-sponsor’s use. If you wish to unsubscribe to the co-sponsor’s email correspondence lists, you agree that you will contact such co-sponsor directly and request to be unsubscribed.


    The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.

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    The Branford Festival Photo Contest is hosted by Shore Publishing. The decisions of the Branford Festival Committee regarding the selection of winners, the interpretation of these Official Rules and all other aspects of the Contest shall be final and binding in all respects. The Branford Festival Committee and Shore Publishing will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the contest. If you have any questions regarding the contest, please contact Robyn Collins-Wolcott.

    Shore Publishing reserves the right to change the rules at any time.

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