Garden Weasel Photo Contest

Celebrate National Photography Day with us!

For two weeks, surrounding National Photography Day on August 18th, we’ll be celebrating all that we find beautiful about our lawns, landscaping, gardens, produce, flower beds, and anything else you can conjure up related to those things – through your eyes and your lens!

Contest begins Friday, August 15, 3pm CDT, and runs through September 5, 3pm CDT

One entry per person – All photos need to be your own original photos, and cannot have been previously exhibited or displayed.

All submissions must adhere to the lawn, garden, landscape, flower beds, backyard landscaping, etc. theme!

Please review the Contest Rules – Submitting your entry constitutes acceptance of the Contest Rules



Important: Please read these rules before entering this contest (the “Contest”).

By participating in this Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.

PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE ODDS OF WINNING. THIS TOOL PACKAGE PHOTO CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO ARE AT LEAST AGE 18 (OR THE AGE OF MAJORITY UNDER APPLICABLE LAW). IF YOU DO NOT MEET ANY OF THESE REQUIREMENTS, OR ANY OTHER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN A PRIZE AND GARDEN WEASEL (“Garden Weasel”) RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO AWARD PRIZES TO YOU. If you have an APO or FPO mailing address, you must identify your state of permanent residence. To be eligible to win a prize, entries must be completed and received by Garden Weasel in the manner and format designated below. Directors, officers and employees of Garden Weasel and any of their respective affiliate companies, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, advertising and promotional agencies, and immediate families of each are not eligible to win any prizes. All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Offer void where prohibited by law.

Garden Weasel, Facebook, Inc., any participating sponsors, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees and agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”) will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled or distorted or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer- or communications-related malfunctions or failures; (c) any Contest disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Garden Weasel or by non-authorized human intervention; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest.

Contest Period:
The Contest starts on August 15, 2014 at 3:00 PM Central Time (“CDT”) and ends on September 5, 2014 at 3:00 PM CDT (the “Contest Period”). All entries must be received during the Contest Period to be eligible to win a prize. Garden Weasel’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest.

How to Enter:
During the Contest Period (1) visit the Garden Weasel Facebook page at; and (2) follow the instructions on how to submit your entry (the “Submission”). Garden Weasel may display all Submissions on the Garden Weasel Facebook page. By uploading your Submission, you agree that your Submission conforms to the Submission Guidelines and Content Restrictions listed below (collectively, the “Guidelines and Restrictions”) and that Garden Weasel, in its sole discretion, may remove your Submission and disqualify you from the Contest if it believes, in its sole discretion, that your Submission fails to conform to the Guidelines and Restrictions. By uploading your Submission, in addition to rights granted below, you: (a) grant to Garden Weasel all rights necessary to display your Submission on Garden Weasel’s Web site and Garden Weasel’s Facebook page; (b) hereby waive any so-called moral (e.g., creative rights) in your Submission; (c) represent and warrant that you have the right to grant the rights granted in these Official Rules; and (d) represent and warrant that your Submission and its use as contemplated in these Official Rules does not and will not violate, misappropriate, or infringe upon any law or regulation or the rights of any third party, including any copyright, trademark, or any rights of publicity or privacy, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.

Submission Guidelines:
The Submission must be a digital photo;
The Submission must be entrant’s original creation and owned one hundred percent (100%) by the entrant;
The Submission cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind or exhibited or displayed publicly through any means; and
The Submission must demonstrate one of the following contest themes (“Contest Themes”):
1) An image of or from your/a lawn, landscaping, garden, flower bed, fruit trees, etc., and/or
2) Can include people, can be food/produce prepared from gardens, flowers picked from beds, etc. as long as some relevance can be made to the above 1).

Content Restrictions:
The Submission must not contain material that violates, misappropriates, or infringes upon any law or regulation or the rights of any third party, including any copyright, trademark, or any rights of publicity or privacy, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights;
The Submission must not disparage any person or entity;
The Submission must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene hateful, tortious, and/or defamatory;
The Submission must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and
The Submission must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where Submission is created.

For All Submissions:
You may submit no more than a total of one Submission during the Contest Period. Submissions received from any person or email address in excess of the stated limit, whether through multiple or different Facebook accounts or other applicable accounts or means, will be void. Entrant must have signed permission from all individuals (parents/legal guardian of children, if featured and if not your own) that appear in the Submission to use their name and image in the Submission and to grant the rights set forth herein. If requested by Garden Weasel, entrant must be able to provide such permissions in a form acceptable to Garden Weasel. By uploading a Submission, entrant grants to Garden Weasel (and Garden Weasel’s licensees and assigns) a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such Submissions in whole or in part, and otherwise exploit the Submission in all media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the universe, in any way Garden Weasel sees fit including, but not limited to, entertainment, instruction/education, promotional, advertising and/or marketing purposes. In connection with all rights granted herein, Garden Weasel (and Garden Weasel’s licensees and assigns) shall also have the irrevocable right to incorporate Submissions, in whole or in part, into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed. If necessary, entrant will sign any necessary documentation that may be required for Garden Weasel or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights entrant is granting to use the Submission. Proof of submission will not be deemed proof of receipt by Garden Weasel.

Selection and Notification of Winner:
A panel of judges, determined by Garden Weasel in its sole discretion, (the “Judging Panel”) will select one (1) Submission as the prize winner. Selection of the winning Submission by Garden Weasel will be based on the following criteria (“Judging Criteria”): (a) how creative it is; (b) the extent to which it is inspirational; (c) how well it fits the Contest Themes; and (d) the quality of the Submission. The winner will be notified on or about September 8, 2014 by email. To claim the prize, the winner(s) should follow the instructions contained in his or her notification.

Identity of Entrant:
If a dispute arises about the identity of the entrant, entries made online will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. An authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. The potential winner may be required to provide Garden Weasel with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning entry.

The prize is a Garden Weasel Tool Package (the “Prize”). One (1) Prize winner will be selected. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. The Prize will be awarded. If the Prize is returned as undeliverable or otherwise not claimed within ten (10) days after delivery of notification, the Prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner selected by the Judging Panel from all of the remaining eligible entries that meet the Judging Criteria. The Prize is not transferable and may not be used with any other promotional discount. No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of the Prize will be permitted, except that Garden Weasel reserves the right to substitute a Prize of comparable or greater value for the Prize. The Prize is awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). The Prize will be fulfilled approximately one (1) to two (2) weeks after notification of the Prize winner.

Selection of Prize:
Actual model, color, accessories, and features of the Prize shall be selected by Garden Weasel, in its sole discretion, and may vary from photos used in print, Garden Weasel in-store advertising, and in electronic and web banner advertising including the Garden Weasel web site.

No Facebook Endorsement:
This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Inc. Any information you provide in connection with the Contest is to Garden Weasel and/or its sponsors/administrators and not to Facebook. You understand that by using and interacting with, you are subject to the terms, conditions, and policies that govern the use of You should therefore review the applicable terms and policies for, including privacy and data gathering practices, before using or interacting with Facebook.

General Release:
By entering the Contest, you release Garden Weasel and all Released Parties from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or delivery, mis-delivery, acceptance, possession, or use of or inability to use any Prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.

Use of Winner’s Name, Likeness, etc.:
Except where prohibited by law, entry into the Contest constitutes permission to use winner’s name, Facebook name, likeness, persona, hometown, and/or Prize information in all media now known or later devised throughout the universe in perpetuity for all purposes Garden Weasel deems appropriate – including, without limitation, for promotional and publicity purposes – without further permission or compensation. As a condition of being awarded any Prize, except where prohibited by law, winner may (in Garden Weasel’s sole discretion) be required to execute a written consent, confirming Garden Weasel’s right to use such winner’s name, Facebook name, likeness, persona, hometown, and/or Prize information without further permission or compensation.

Affidavit and Release:
As a condition of being awarded any Prize, winner may (in Garden Weasel’s sole discretion) be required to execute and deliver to Garden Weasel a signed affidavit of eligibility, acceptance of these Official Rules, release of liability, and any other legal, regulatory, or tax-related documents required by Garden Weasel in its sole discretion.

Entrant’s Personal Information:
Information collected from entrant is subject to Garden Weasel’s Privacy Policy (

The Contest and these Official Rules will be governed, construed, and interpreted under the laws of the state of Missouri, U.S.A. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Garden Weasel, which are final and binding in all respects. Garden Weasel reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, in its sole discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Contest or any entrant’s participation in the Contest should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes beyond Garden Weasel’s control affect the administration, security or proper play of the Contest, or Garden Weasel otherwise becomes (as determined in its sole discretion) incapable of running the Contest as planned, in which event all Prizes will be awarded via the judging process outlined in these Official Rules, from among all eligible entries received prior to cancellation. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Garden Weasel reserves the right to amend, modify, or cancel the Contest at any time without notice. Entrants who violate these Official Rules; violate any law, rule, or regulation in connection with participation in the Contest; tamper with the operation of the Contest or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Garden Weasel, the Contest, or any other entrant (in each case as determined in Garden Weasel’s sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from entry into the Contest. Garden Weasel reserves the right to lock out persons whose eligibility is in question or who have been disqualified or are otherwise ineligible to enter the Contest. Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect. If you have any questions about these Official Rules or the Contest, please email them to

Contest Sponsor:
Garden Weasel, 1025 W. 8th Street, Kansas City, MO 64101.

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