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#SparkFifteen Photo Contest Official Rules

Approximate retail value: $385 - $415

All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply; void where prohibited.  NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY; A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries. All decisions on winning photos are at the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsor, Spark R&D.

ELIGIBILITY: This contest is open to residents worldwide, ages 18 and over. Employees of Spark R&D and their immediate families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse and grandparents), and those domiciled with any of the foregoing are not eligible. Entrants must be the owner of the photograph submitted for consideration. Spark R&D will request free usage rights to the photo if it is selected as one of the winning submissions. Spark R&D bindings (or Burton Hitchhikers or Nitro Verticals)  must be used in the photo for it to be eligible.

TIMING: The Contest entry period begins at 12:01 a.m. Mountain Time (“MDT”) on March 24th, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. MDT  on August 31st, 2021. Sponsor’s computer system is the official timekeeping device for the contest.

TO ENTER: PHOTO CONTEST (Contest) participants will be contacted by Spark R&D if their photo is selected by Spark R&D as one of the winning 15 photos. A link to the official rules will be supplied to photo contest participants. Participants will be asked to share free usage rights to the winning photo with Spark R&D in order to remain eligible. Participants must be using Spark R&D equipment, or confirm to be using if not shown in the photo, to be eligible to win.

WINNER SELECTION:  PHOTO CONTEST. Small prize packages will be awarded to participants beginning in the fall of 2021. Small prize winners are awarded at the sole discretion of the sponsor, Spark R&D. The grand prize winner will be notified via email or social media dm. If the Winner does not respond within 7 days of confirmation email or dm, any prize will be forfeited and the judges' second choice will be named the winner. The Prizes will be awarded within sixty (60) days after winner verification. Spark R&D will pay for the shipping of prizes. The WINNER is responsible for any taxes accrued on their prize. No prize substitution or transfer is permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any reason.  All taxes and any other incidental expenses on prizes are the sole responsibility of each winner.

GENERAL RULES & LIMITATIONS:  By participating in the PHOTO CONTEST, each entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound by and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor (including, without limitation, decisions regarding eligibility of entries, the selection of entrants and the winner, and the awarding of the prize), which are final and binding in all respects. Entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use each winner’s name, photo submitted, prize won, hometown and likeness for online posting, and any other promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. By participating in the contest, you agree to release Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, directors, officers, and agents from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, possession, use, or misuse of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures, or other errors or problems which may occur in connection with the Contest, whether computer, network, technical, mechanical, typographical, printing, human or otherwise, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes, in any Contest-related materials, or that may limit prize fulfillment or a participant’s ability to enter the Contest Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, modify or suspend the Contest if, in Sponsor’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Contest, or if viruses, bugs, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical difficulties or failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right (but does not have the obligation)  in its sole discretion to award prizes at random from among eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of suspected impairment.  Sponsor may permanently disqualify from the Contest any person it believes has tampered with the entry process or intentionally violated these official rules.

PRIVACY: Sponsor collects personal information from entrants if they are selected as one of the final 15 Winners. Information collected by Sponsor online is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, located at https://www.sparkrandd.com/privacy-policy/. In accordance with applicable law and with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, the information you provide may be sent to affiliates and marketing partners of the Sponsor; you may be contacted by the Sponsor and/or promotional partners with future promotional offers. Consenting to receive such emails and information is optional, and is not necessary to enter or win this Contest, nor will it increase or improve your chances of winning.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION:  Except where prohibited by law, by entering you agree that: (i) all issues and questions concerning the interpretation, validity, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participants and Sponsor and its agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of Montana, without regard to its rules on conflicts of law; (ii) any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Contest, or awarding of the prizes, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of Montana, and entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action; (iii) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or awarding of the prizes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (iv) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Contest but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iv) you hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.

WINNER IDENTITY:  The winners of the photo contest will be published on Spark R&D’s social channels and on the contest homepage.

Questions regarding the contest should be submitted to dan@sparkrandd.com

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