EXPOSE YOURSELF COMP
We’re baaa-aaack (again). Backcountry Skiing Canada is once again hosting its annual Expose Yourself Photo and Video competition. Starting December 1st submit your backcountry photos and videos, along with a good backcountry story, and enter the comp for gi-normous prizes from the likes of Mt Carlyle Lodge, G3, Alpine Club of Canada and Westcomb.
Five Simple Steps to WIN.
1. Sign up to our forums.
2. Create a post with a photo/video and 100 word (min.) creative description - (Photos: jpeg format, 72 ppi, 1500 pixels max width. Movies: swf flash file, embedded from youtube is acceptable )
3. Name the post: “COMP - name of you post here”
4. Visit often to see what others are posting and check back at the end of the month (December, January and February) to see if you have won.
Repeat steps 2-4 often.
Back, bigger and better, the 3rd Annual Expose Yourself Photo and Video Contest is here again. Enticing people to share their backcountry exploits through the written word, still pics and video. We’ve taken it up a notch with the prizes this year and have literally thousands of dollars worth of goodies to lay-on the lucky winners. Muchos gracias to our partners for providing the prizes. The comp. would be considerably less interesting, or non-existent, without their kind contributions.
To take a look at the winners from last year, stroll on over here. We had a whack of amazing entries and are hoping for even more this year. The idea behind the comp is to get people to share their stories and build up the knowledge base that backcountryskiingcanada.com is becoming. Like last year, we are sweetening the pot a bit by offering up some amazing prizes. The more we know, the more fun we can all have in the backcountry, and the safer we can be while we are at it. You can post potential winning submissions as many times as you want (we encourage it, in fact).
Know that by posting an entry, you agree to the terms of the competition below. The more times you post [AKA enter] the better your chances are of winning. Visit the site often to see what other people are posting, or follow us on facebook and/or twitter.
This year’s comp format is the same as last year. We are having three “heats”-one each for the months of December, January, and February respectively. Each month, we’ll pick six winners who get a small prize and are automatically advanced to the jumbo schwag round at the end of the season. Capiche? In other words, come March 1st when the comp closes, we’ll have 18 entrants from which to choose the four big winners. We want to empty out some of the gear closets here at BSC HQ, and we want to encourage backcountry skiers to submit early (and often).
WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A WINNER.
That headline sounds like a Tony Robins seminar. Sorry. We are looking for good storytellers, photographers and videographers. Last year was a little slanted to stills—this year we may look more for vids or a good yarn. We also want information that will be use by other backcountry skiers who might want to tour the same area you were at. We need to see a minimum of 100 words, with a photo (jpeg 72 ppi, 1500 pixels max width) and or a video [swf flash file or embedded youtube video]. You must title your post: “COMP - name of you post here” in order to be considered and you can post in any of the touring location forums. If you have an epic adventure you want to submit but are having trouble with the instructions on our site, let us know and we’ll help you out as best we can. Or check out our help posts here.
RULES AND REGS.
Follow them and avoid getting dinged!
- Entrants must be 16 or older, and be registered members of the www.backcountryskiingcanada.com forums
- No nudity (sorry, we’re only kidding with the contest name)
- Prizes have no cash value and are not transferrable
- Entries must portray “safe” experiences in the backcountry or slackcountry - sorry no inbounds. We aren’t interested in seeing anybody putting themselves, or others, in harm’s way.
- Submission must be made during the 2012/2013 season—March 1 closing date
- Submitted material must be from this season too—no vintage vids thanks.
- The www.backcountryskiingcanada.com team has the right to publish you name as a winner and use your photos/videos for promotional purposes online and in print
- Entries must not violate any law, regulation, copyright, trademark, privacy and all persons in any photo/video have given their consent to the taker prior to being submitted in the competition.
THE MOUSE PRINT.
By participating in the Contest and/or accepting a prize, a participant/winner agrees to defend, release and hold harmless the Sponsors and their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, and the foregoing companies’ officers, directors, shareholders, employees, representatives, agents and all others associated with the development and execution of the Contest (collectively the "ReleasEes") from and against any actions, claims and/or liability for injury, loss or damage of any kind (including any violation or infringement of any proprietary or personal right of any individual or entity, and any personal injury, death and/or property damage) resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Contest, and/or the use, acceptance or possession of a Contest prize, and/or participation in a Contest prize-related activity. By participating in the Contest and/or accepting a prize, a participant/winner consents to and gives the Sponsors the right in perpetuity to use a participant’s/winner’s name, address and Submitted Entry, to photograph/video a winner and a winner’s property, and in perpetuity to use a winner’s statements, quotes, picture, portrait, likeness, voice, video, biographical information, prize information, and winner-submitted photograph(s)/video/text (in whole or in part, as may be adapted, edited or modified, as solely determined by Sponsors) for advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, including on the World Wide Web, without review, notification or approval, all without limitation or additional consideration, unless prohibited by law. In addition, a Submitted Entry shall be owned by the photographer and remain the property of the photographer, and submission of an entry shall constitute and be deemed to be the participant’s irrevocable consent (on behalf of himself/herself and any photographer who shot any of the photographs submitted in the Contest) to allow the unlimited use of the Submitted Entry by the sponsors for an unlimited period of time without cost, for editorial and marketing purposes by the Sponsors, including but not limited to use in print, promotions and online as stated above.
Conditions: Participants agree that by participating in the Contest they release the Releasees from any liability in connection with: a) entries that are ineligible as a result of being lost, late, illegible, damaged, incomplete, stolen, postage due or misdirected; b) any typographical or other human or technical errors in the offer or administration of the Contest, including but not limited to errors in advertising, these official rules, the selection and announcement of a winner(s), or the distribution/awarding of a prize(s); c) any omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay, misdirection, damage, line failure, injury, technical malfunctions or traffic congestion on the Internet/telephone network, or at any website, or any combination thereof. Sponsors reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest. In the event that the Contest is infected by a computer virus/worm, or is not capable of running or being executed as planned as a result of but not limited to an error, omission, defect, delay, misdirection, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, action of participants or technical failure or any other cause which in the sole opinion of Sponsors corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsors reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any suspect entry or participant and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. In the event of such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension, notice thereof will be posted at the Contest website and winners will be determined solely by Sponsors (based on above judging criteria) from among all eligible non-suspect and/or non-disqualified entries. In such event, Releasees shall have no liability to any participant who is disqualified due to such an action. Failure to enforce any term of these official rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.