DuPont Custom Finishes Calendar 2012 Photo Competition Official Competition Rules

  1. No Entry Fee Required to Participate.
  2. Overview.This is a photo submission skill Competition. It is sponsored by E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Performance Coatings Division (the "Sponsor" or "DuPont"). Interested parties (the "Entrant" or "Submitter") may provide a photo of a motorized passenger vehicle, including automobiles (imports or domestic), motorcycles, aircraft, or watercraft, provided they are finished with DuPont Custom Finishes or DuPont Refinish Products. Entrants must own or have finished the vehicle entered into the competition.
  3. Timing. The DuPont Custom Finishes 2012 Photo Competition (the "Competition" or the "Promotion") begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Monday, April 30, 2012 (the "Promotion Period").
  4. To Enter. This is an Online-only Promotion. Submitters may enter online by visiting, and completing the Competition registration form, in entirety. You must upload two (2) photos of the vehicle.

    The Sponsor shall not be responsible for entries not received by the end date of the Competition for any reason, including due to performance or nonperformance by third party telecommunication providers.

    Submitters may enter more than one vehicle, but must enter each as a separate Competition entry. Entries submitted in violation of the Official Competition Rules will not be considered, including inappropriate or offensive entries, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.
  5. Photograph Requirements: Digital Photographs submitted must not exceed 1.5 MB in size, and should be submitted in jpeg (jpg), tif, or png format.
  6. Eligibility. Submitter must be at least 18 years of age at time of entry and a legal resident of the US or Canada (except Quebec, where it is void). The following are not eligible to participate: a) officers, directors, and employees of Sponsor, its affiliates, jobbers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies, and any other party that is directly involved with the development or implementation of this Promotion; and b) the immediate family members (spouse, parents, children, siblings, and their respective spouses) of employees and household members with whom they may reside (whether related or not). Any winner who is a minor in his/her state of residence may be required to provide parental permission in order to receive a prize. This Promotion is void outside of the aforementioned geographic areas, and wherever else prohibited and/or restricted by law, and is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial, and local laws.
  7. Judging Criteria. Properly submitted entries meeting all eligibility requirements will be judged by Sponsor or its independent agent, whose decisions are final. Judging will be based on "best use of color", in the judge’s opinion, including finish quality, technical difficulty, design originality, and artistic merit.
  8. Prize Awarding. Winners will be determined by and announced on or about Friday, August 3, 2012, from among all eligible entries received. The winners will be notified by email within 7 days of the winner selection. As part of the prize claim process, each winner must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Waiver, and where allowable, a Publicity Release, within 7 days of notification. Grand Prize Winner agrees that it will be a condition of winning to supply his/her Social Security Number or EIN for purposes of issuing an IRS Misc. Income 1099 Form, and that failure to provide the requested information will disqualify Entrant from all aspects of the contest, including collecting any of the stated prizes or participating in any photo sessions. If a winner does not comply, or if winner notification is returned as undeliverable, the prize will be forfeited and offered to the Entrant who received the next highest score, based on the judging criteria. This process will be repeated until all winners have been confirmed.
  9. Prizes/Odds. There will be twelve (12) prizes awarded. There is one (1) Grand Prize of $2,500 cash, a complimentary professional onsite photo shoot of the winning vehicle submitted, cover position on the 2013 "DuPont Custom Finishes" Calendar, one (1) calendar page highlight, and 35 copies of the 2013 calendar. There are eleven (11) First Prizes of $500 cash, a complimentary professional onsite photo shoot of the winning vehicle submitted, one (1) in-calendar page position, and 35 copies of the 2013 "DuPont Custom Finishes" Calendar.

    Total ARV of all prizes being awarded: $8,000.
  10. General Terms & Conditions. a) By submitting an entry, Entrant warrants and represents that: (i) he/she is the sole and exclusive owner of the vehicle of the Photo being submitted, or who has or can provide the written permission and release for the use of the Photo; and (ii) the Photo has not been entered into any previous photo Competitions, offered by a direct competitor of the Sponsor, and (iii) Submitter has the full and exclusive right, power and authority to submit the Photo entry, and to grant Sponsor the rights to the submission, without compensation; and (iv) no rights in the submission have been previously granted to any other person, firm, corporation, or entity.

    b) Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any submission at any time in the event Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that the submission is offensive, inappropriate, not in keeping with Sponsor’s image, or that an Entrant has not otherwise complied with these Official Competition Rules, Terms & Conditions.

    c) If the submission contains any material or elements that are not owned by the Submitter and/or that are subject to the rights of third parties, the Entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photo, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the submission by Sponsor. This includes, but is not limited to, images protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, etc.

    d) By submitting an entry and in consideration of the opportunity to win one of the prizes described herein which Submitter acknowledges is good and valuable consideration, Submitter agrees to assign and hereby does assign to Sponsor all rights, title, and interest in the Photo and the copyrights in the submitted work of authorship, which include the right to make copies of the work of authorship, the right to make derivative works based on the work of authorship by editing, adapting or altering in any way the original submission, the right to distribute and sell copies of the work of authorship or any derivative thereof, and the right to publicly perform and publicly display the work of authorship or any derivative thereof in the United States and throughout the world including use on the Internet or in any other manner of Sponsor’s choice without attribution or further compensation. Use of a submission by Sponsor does not suggest in any way that the Submitter is a winner. By submitting an entry, Entrant also releases and discharges Sponsor from any liability by virtue of any alteration that may occur in the use and/or editing of Photo.

    e) In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting a photo entry, the submission will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the email account is registered.

    f) By claiming a prize, Submitter agrees that Sponsor and its officers, employees, shareholders, affiliates, agents, and advertising and promotional agencies have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind related to participation in this Promotion, or from acceptance or use/misuse of any prize offered.

    g) Acceptance of a prize shall constitute Submitter's agreement that Sponsor or its agent(s) may use and/or display the winner's name, address (city, state only), likeness, biographical information, photo entry (and content) and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes, without further consideration, except where prohibited by law.

    h) All taxes on prizes (if applicable) are the sole responsibility of the Submitter.

    i) Prizes are not transferable or assignable, except to a surviving spouse, or at the sole discretion of Sponsor.

    j) Winners must agree to have available, or transport their vehicle, to an agreed-upon location in the winner’s hometown, in order to have it professionally photographed as part of the prize package being offered. Any winner that cannot meet this obligation will forfeit their prize, in entirety, and an alternate will be selected.

    k) Disputes: Except where prohibited by law, all disputes concerning this promotion will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations of the state of New York without regard to its choice of laws or conflict of laws provisions.

  11. Privacy Policy. By entering and providing the required entry information, Entrants acknowledge that the Sponsor may also send information, samples or special offers it believes may be of interest to Entrant, or other information or goods offered by its marketing partners. Names/email information collected in conjunction with this Contest will only be used for direct marketing by DuPont (no third parties). Any recipient of such communications will be able to opt out at any time. Personal information collected from online entrants is subject to the Privacy Policy, which can be found at
  12. Winner's List. Winners will be announced on the Sponsor’s website. For a hard copy of the official Winner's List, send a self-addressed, business-size, stamped envelope (after August 3, 2012, but no later than August 31, 2012) to: DuPont Custom Finishes Photo Competition, Winner Confirmation Request, P.O. Box 25497, Rochester, NY 14625.
  13. Independent Administrator: This promotion is being administered by The US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company ("USSC"), 625 Panorama Trail (Bldg. #2, Suite 100), Rochester, NY 14625, an independent agent of the Sponsor, who is responsible for overseeing the fairness of the Competition, and the awarding of the prizes offered. The decisions of USSC will be final regarding the conduct of this promotion.
  14. Sponsor: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Wilmington, DE.
  • This promotion is void in Quebec, Puerto Rico, and if and where determined to be prohibited or restricted by law.

  • DuPont is trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.