Sigma Corporation: Fashion Shoot Photo Contest, Sharing The Love Contest and Caption Contest OFFICIAL RULES

Sigma Corporation of America

2013 Wedding & Portrait Photography International Expo

Fashion Shoot Photo Contest, Sharing the Sigma Love Contest and Caption Contest OFFICIAL RULES

No Purchase Necessary
A Purchase Will Not Increase Your Odds of Winning

Sigma Corporation of America (“Sigma”) is pleased to offer the 2013 Sigma WPPI Fashion Shoot Photo Contest, Sharing the Sigma Love Contest and Caption Contest (together the “Contest”). The Contest has three parts – a photo shoot, a WPPI Sigma Booth photo submission contest and a photo caption submission contest. The Contest is intended to drive Sigma user engagement and excitement during the  2013 Wedding & Portrait Photographers International Expo (the “Expo”).

The Contest is for participants in the United States only and shall be construed and evaluated according to the laws of the United States. Do not proceed in this Contest if you are not a legal resident of the United States. Further eligibility restrictions are contained in the official rules below.

1. ELIGIBILITY
The Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are18 years of age or older. The photo shoot and Sharing the Sigma Love Contest are people who are attending the 2013 Wedding & Portrait Photography Expo trade show, whereas the Caption Contest is open to both show attendees and at-home contestants. Employees of Sigma, its parents, affiliates, dealers or subsidiaries and members of the immediate family and household of each are not eligible. Immediate family members include parents, siblings or any person residing in the same household as employee. Void where prohibited by law. This Contest is governed by U.S. law and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

2. ENTRY PROCEDURES
Photo Shoot: Visit the Sigma Fashion Shoot Studio at the Sigma booth, #521 at the 2013 Wedding & Portrait Photography Expo at the MGM Grand Las Vegas. You will have the opportunity to “test drive” the SD1 by taking photos of a Sigma fashion model (your “Entry”). You will receive a T-shirt and a flash drive containing your photos taken during the photo shoot / entry process. One winner will be selected based on a random selection each day. Winners will be chosen by Sigma representatives. The three winners will receive the prizes described below. No financial obligation or purchase of Sigma products is required to enter. Entries by mail, phone, or by electronic communications will not be accepted.

Caption Contest: You must follow Sigma Corporation of America (@Sigma_Photo) on Twitter to be eligible (www.twitter.com/sigma_photo). Sigma will post a photograph and a form through which you can submit a proposed caption. You may enter only one caption; all additional captions will be discarded. Contestant must submit caption using both the #WPPI 2013 and #SigmaCaption hashtags to enter the Contest You may not edit or delete your caption after submission. Captions must be in the English language.

Sharing the Sigma Love Contest: Follow Sigma Corporation of America (@Sigma_Photo) on Twitter (www.twitter.com/sigma_photo) or Instagram (www.instagram.com/sigmaphoto) to participate. Post up to three photographs of or about Sigma’s WPPI booth (#521) activities, products, or Contest using both the #WPPI 2013 and #SigmaLove hashtags to enter the Contest. Contestants cannot submit more than three photographs; additional photographs will be disregarded. Winners will be selected randomly.

3. CONTEST PERIOD

The Photo Shoot Studio will open for Photo Shoot Contest entries at the following times:

  • March 11, 2013 from 10 am to 4 pm PT
  • March 12, 2013 from 10 am to 4pm PT
  • March 13, 2013 from 10 am to 3 pm PT  

Caption Contest entry begins March 11, 2013 at 10am PT and ends March 13, 2013 at 3:00 pm PT.

Sharing the Sigma Love Contest entry begins March 11, 2013 at 10am PT and ends March 13, 2013 at 3pm PT. Contestants must pick up their prizes in person at the Sigma booth at the Expo by visiting Sigma Corporation of America at booth #521 by March 13, 2013, at 3pm PT.

Photo Shoot Contest winners must claim their prizes in person at the Sigma booth at the Expo by visiting Sigma Corporation of America at booth #521, by March 13, 2013, at 3pm PT.

4. WINNER SELECTION
Photo Shoot Contest winners: One (1) winner will be chosen each day (three winners total) at random by Sigma executives on each Expo show day at the Sigma Corporation of America booth #521. Should there be any attempt to manipulate the Contest winner selection process; Sigma reserves the right to disqualify any entrant.

Caption Contest winners: One (1) winner will be chosen at the end of the Expo (one winner total) by Sigma executives. Winners will be selected based on originality and creativity. Should there be any attempt to manipulate the Contest winner selection process; Sigma reserves the right to disqualify any entrant.

Sharing the Sigma Love winners: One (1) winner will be chosen each day (three winners total) by Sigma executives each Expo show day. Should there be any attempt to manipulate the Contest winner selection process, Sigma reserves the right to disqualify any entrant. Winners will be chosen randomly.

5. PRIZES
Photo Shoot Contest: Three (3) prizes will be awarded, one for each daily winner: one (1) Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM lens, in a mount of the winner’s choosing, one (1) Sigma 85mm 1.4 EX DG HSM lens, in a mount of the winner’s choosing, and one (1) Sigma 35mm 1.4 DG HSM | Art lens, in a mount of the winner’s choosing. The approximate retail value of each prize is $499 for the Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM lens, $969 for the Sigma 85mm 1.4 EX DG HSM lens, and  $899 for the Sigma 35mm 1.4 DG HSM | Art lens.  Winners will be notified by a Sigma representative by phone. In the unlikely case that the mount selection is unavailable at the trade show, the Prize will be delivered by U.S. mail or other shipping service to the shipping address of the Winner. The Winner is subject to eligibility verification and compliance with these Official Rules. The Prize is neither transferable nor redeemable for cash. Sigma reserves the right to award a prize of equal or greater value in the event of unavailability.

Caption Contest: One (1) prize of a Sigma Gift Tote and its contents will be awarded at the end of the Expo. The approximate retail value of each prize is $30. The winner will be notified by a Sigma representative by Twitter personal message. The Winner is subject to eligibility verification and compliance with these Official Rules. The Prize is non-transferable and not redeemable for cash. Sigma reserves the right to award a prize of equal or greater value in the event of unavailability.

Sharing the Sigma Love: Three (3) prizes of Sigma WPPI Gift Totes and their contents will be awarded for each daily winner. The approximate retail value of each prize is $30. The winner will be notified by a Sigma representative by Twitter personal message or Instagram personal message depending on how the contestant has submitted the photograph. The Winner is subject to eligibility verification and compliance with these Official Rules. The Prize is non-transferable and not redeemable for cash. Sigma reserves the right to award a prize of equal or greater value in the event of unavailability.

Sigma reserves the right to disqualify any entry and take any other action it deems appropriate in order to conduct this Contest fairly and equitably. If there is a return of any prize or prize notification is undeliverable, or if Sigma is unable to contact the potential winner after reasonable effort, it will result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate winner. Sigma reserves the right to disqualify any potential winner who fails to comply with these Official Rules and Sigma’s requests, and award the prize to an alternate winner.

6. GENERAL
By entering, entrant, (a) agrees to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sigma (including but not limited to eligibility determinations) which are final and binding in all respects; and (b) agrees to release Sigma and its employees and agents from any and all liability, loss, damage or injury resulting from participation in this Contest  or awarding, receipt, possession use and/or misuse of any prize awarded herein and acknowledge that Sigma and its employees and agents have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize. If by reason of a printing, computer, production or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number set forth in these official rules, all persons making purportedly valid claims will be included in a random drawing to award the advertised number of prizes available in the prize category in question. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded.

7. DISPUTES
This Contest is governed by the laws of the United States and the State of New York without respect to conflict of law doctrines. As a condition of participating in this Contest, participants agree that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Contest , shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in New York having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participants be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (e.g., costs associated with entering), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

8. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Restrictions on use of Photo Shoot Contest photo Entry: Your photo Entry is provided to you FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. You may not use your photo Entry for commercial purposes. Any commercial use of your photo Entry is beyond the scope of any license in and to the Entry, including beyond the scope of use for any image of the model pictured in the Entry.

By submitting an Entry to all of these Contests, you represent and agree that your Entry will not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of any third party. All Entries and all information contained therein, including the copyright and all other intellectual property rights, become the property Sigma and will not be acknowledged or returned. By submitting an Entry, you irrevocably assign to Sigma all right, title, and interest in your Entry in any and all media whether now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, anywhere in the world, with the right to make any and all uses thereof, including, without limitation, for purposes of advertising or trade. The rights granted under this paragraph shall extend to all Entries and all other submitted materials related to the Promotion, including those submitted by non-winners and winners. By submitting an Entry, you grant to Sigma and its affiliated companies, the right, except where prohibited by law, to use your name, likeness, picture, address (city and state), e-mail address, voice, biographical information and written or oral statements, for advertising and promotional purposes in promoting or publicizing Sigma and its products or services, without compensation unless required by law. You shall have no right of approval, no claim to compensation, and no claim (including, without limitation, claims based on invasion of privacy, defamation, or right of publicity) arising out of any use, blurring, alteration, or use in composite form of your name, picture, likeness, address (city and state), email address, biographical information, or entry.  

9. OFFICIAL RULES/WINNER INFORMATION
For a copy of the official rules or the winners’ list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by April 13, 2013, to Sigma 2013 WPPI Fashion Shoot Photo Contest and Caption Contest, Sigma Corporation of America, 15 Fleetwood Court, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779. Please indicate “Rules Request” or “Winners’ List Request.” 

10. SPONSOR
The sponsor of this Contest is Sigma Corporation of America, 15 Fleetwood Court, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779.