I do hereby make the following statements, releases, assignments and assurances to Excellus BlueCross BlueShield:
I certify that I ("Photographer" or "Videographer") am the person who took the photograph(s) or video(s) submitted herewith (collectively, the "photographs" or "videos"), and I have not assigned any of my rights associated with the photographs or videos to any third party and have sole, complete and unrestricted authority to enter into this release and to grant the rights described in this release.
I understand that no royalty, fee or other compensation shall become payable to me by reason of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield's use of the photographs or videos. Further, I release Excellus BlueCross BlueShield from any liability whatsoever that arises from their use of the photographs or videos except for uses that violate the terms and conditions of this release.
I hereby grant Excellus BlueCross BlueShield the royalty-free and nonexclusive right to distribute, publish and use the photographs or videos in future ads, promotions, illustrations, displays, news or general publications, or as they see fit.
I acknowledge that this consent is effective as of the date of execution.
What are the prizes? Winner(s) will be able to choose from one (1) of four (4) healthy prizes: a mountain bike, a kayak, a treadmill or a gift card to a sporting goods store. Information about each prize will be provided to the Winner(s) in order to make their selection.
In addition, all submissions will be eligible to be featured in our upcoming advertising (including television ads, online ads and more). Entrants must certify that they have permission to post the photo or video they are submitting and also provide media consent when submitting.
Who is eligible to enter? This contest is open to both Excellus BCBS members and non-members, age 18 or over, who live in our service area. Excellus BCBS members who live outside of our service area are also eligible to enter.
When does the contest start and end? The contest has been extended through March 31, 2014. The contest extension begins at 12:01 a.m. EST on August 1, 2013, and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on March 31, 2014. There will be eight (8) monthly drawings occurring on the first weekday of each subsequent month: September 2, 2013; October 1, 2013; November 1, 2013; December 2, 2013; January 2, 2014; February 3, 2014; March 3, 2014; and, April 1, 2014.
How will the winner be chosen? The four (4) prize Winner(s) will be selected from all eligible and/or completely-answered entries by random selection. Some photo or video submissions will also be used in future advertising materials, at the discretion of Excellus BCBS.
How can I enter? You can submit your entry at LifeHasAPlan.com. You will need to submit a photo or video that fits into 1 of 4 categories: Play, Commitments, Surprises or Victories. You may also optionally submit a story with your photo. You must obtain permission of any of the individuals in your photo or video before submitting and provide media consent.
All photo and video submissions are subject to review. Any photos or videos that display any of the following will not be accepted and will not be eligible for the contest: nudity; profanity; racism; violence, abuse or guns; alcohol or drug use; or, the name, trademark or logo of another company or business.
How will winners be notified? Winners will be notified via email (as provided by the entrant in his/her submission), confirming their prize and providing details on how to acknowledge and collect the prize. In the event that we cannot for any reason obtain the Winner(s) acknowledgement within forty eight (48) hours of first attempting to do so, we reserve the right to select an alternative Winner(s). Non-winners will not be notified.
What else do I need to know? A full list of terms and conditions are posted on the website.