It’s time for our holiday photo contest for all of you real estate pros – and this time a $350 Apple gift card is up for grabs! Simply upload a picture of your most festive holiday scene and add your best marketing line just as you would for one of your property listings! Whether it’s a room decorated with holiday colors, a doorway with a unique wreath, lights streaming across the rooftops, or your favorite table setting we want to see what festive means to you AND how you would market it! Even if it isn’t your listing, perhaps your own home or a friend’s – just send in a photo with your best marketing line and you could win a $350 Apple gift card!
HOW IT WORKS:
• Enter the photo contest here before December 31, 2012 (11:59pm EST). No commercial photography please! • Add a descriptive marketing line just as you would when marketing one of your property listings. • The winner will be announced on or before January 8, 2013 on our Facebook page.
But wait – there’s more! Enter for a chance to win a $100 VISA Gift Card by uploading a holiday photo on Instagram! Visit the Market that Holiday Home Instagram photo contest page for more details and follow @HomesPro on Instagram.
Please see below for the complete contest rules.
OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE ODDS OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. CONTEST DATES. Homes.com’s Market this Holiday Home Photo Contest [insert wildfire link] (the “Promotion”) begins at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (”EDT”) on December 13, 2012 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (”EDT”) on December 31, 2012 (the “Promotion Period). The Promotion Period consists of two phases as set forth below: Phase One – Photo Submission Phase, starts at 9:30 a.m. EST on December 13, 2012 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on December 31, 2012. Phase Two –One (1) Grand prize winner and One (1) runner up will be selected from by Sponsor’s internal judging panel. The winners will be announced on or around January 8, 2013.
PROMOTION ELIGIBILITY. Homes.com’s Photo Contest (the “Promotion”) is open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are age eighteen (18) or older (or the age of majority in their state or residence) as of December 13, 2012. Residents of the state of Rhode Island are not eligible to win. A person who complies with all the eligibility rules shall be referred to as “Entrant.” Employees and their immediate family (parent, child, sibling or spouse of each) and individuals residing in the same household (whether or not related) of Homes.com, Inc. (“Sponsor”), Homes Media Solutions TM, United Advertising Publications, Inc., or Dominion Enterprises, and any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and all other entities or individuals associated with the development, administration, or fulfillment of the Promotion (collectively, the “Entities”) are not eligible to participate in this Promotion. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. This Promotion consists of a contest of skill (the “Contest”).
AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES. By participating in the Promotion, Entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsors and/or Administrator and/or Judges, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. The award of a prize is contingent upon Entrant complying with all conditions and fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
HOW TO ENTER: THE CONTEST OF SKILL. Your most festive photo scene must relate to the November/December holiday season. Whether its a one room decorated with holiday colors perfectly, a doorway with a unique wreath, lights streaming across the rooftops, or your favorite table setting we want to see what festive means to you. With all the staging real estate professionals must do, we want to see how you either stage or recommend to show properties during the holiday season. Even if it isn’t your listing, perhaps your own home or a friends. Also, provide your best marketing line as if you were marketing this to a future homeowner or client. This must comply with the following requirements to be eligible: 1) Submit your photo(s) by uploading them to HomesPro Photo Contest through Wildfire using this link [insert wildfire link] by December 31, 2012. 2) In accordance with the website’s supported images, the photo must be submitted as an attachment in one of the following formats: JPEGs (JPG), Non-Animated GIFs or PNGs. 3) The file size must be no larger than 10MB (Ten Megabytes) in size. 4) The Each Entrant is limited to submitting one (1) photo for the Homes.com Market this Holiday Home Photo Contest. 5) The Entrant may submit photo(s) that include more than one space. 6) The photo must be the original work of the Entrant. 7) The photo may not have won previous awards in any other contest whatsoever at any time. 8 ) The photo must not infringe upon the rights of any third-party, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, and rights of publicity and/or privacy. 9) The photo must be suitable for publication and may not be violent, immoral, offensive, illegal, pornographic, obscene, indecent or similarly inappropriate as deemed solely by Sponsors. 10) The photo may not contain any content that is or may be perceived to be defamatory or that represents the Entities in a negative way or in any manner not consistent with Entities’ brand and/or reputation as deemed solely by Sponsors. 11) The photo may not contain any mention, discussion, logo, trademark, service mark, storefront, trade dress, mascot, photograph, or other image of any business or company, other than Homes.com, unless it is solely the intellectual property of the entrant. 12) The photo may not include the likenesses of any identifiable persons other than the Entrant, unless written permission is obtained by the Entrant. 13) The photo cannot be dangerous or unsafe to make or produce, or include activities that are dangerous, unsafe, or present unreasonable risk of harm to person, animal or property, or suggest or imply to any person to undertake any dangerous, unsafe or unduly risky activity as deemed solely by Sponsors. 14) The photo may not in any other way violate applicable laws and regulations. Any photo in violation of any of the above requirements and restrictions will be deemed void. By submitting a photo in the Contest, each Entrant represents and warrants that these requirements have been met. Failure to satisfy these requirements, as determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, may result in ineligibility with respect to all photos submitted by or on behalf of that Entrant. ENTRANT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING PERMISSION TO USE THE PICTURE, IMAGE, AND/OR LIKENESS OF ANY THIRD PARTIES SHOWN IN THE PHOTO. Sponsors may request that any such third parties sign a waiver and release prior to the posting of the photo on the Website or the granting of any prize. Limit one  Entry per registered user. The use of any device to automate the entry process is absolutely prohibited, and any such Entries shall be void. Submission of more than one  Entry by or on behalf of the same Entrant or use of any device or artifice to circumvent the Official Rules will result in ineligibility with respect to all entries submitted by or on behalf of that Entrant.
USE OF HOMES.COM TRADEMARKS AND SLOGANS. For the sole purpose of participation and entry in this Promotion, Sponsors hereby grant each Entrant a non-exclusive, revocable royalty-free license to use the trademarks and copyrights owned by Sponsors in the creation of the Entrant’s photo, subject to the entry restrictions and guidelines contained in these Official Rules. This license extends only to photos submitted to Sponsor in accordance with these Official Rules. This license does not extend to photos created in connection with the Promotion, but not submitted to Sponsors in accordance with these Official Rules. Use of trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property owned by Sponsors in photos or in any other form or media not submitted to Sponsors in connection with this Promotion and in accordance with these Official Rules constitutes an unauthorized use and infringement of the intellectual property rights of the Sponsors. Sponsors hereby reserve all rights and remedies available to Sponsors at law or in equity to enforce these Official Rules, including, but not limited to, the enforcement of any trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property rights owned by the Sponsors.
SELECTION OF WINNER. At the conclusion of the Promotion Period, Sponsors will post the Grand Prize Winner Winning Photo in compliance with the Official Rules on Facebook on or around January 8,2013. All photos will be reviewed for content before being posted on Homes.com’s Facebook Professional Page https://www.facebook.com/HomesPro . Photos submitted may or may not be removed from the site, in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsors. Sponsors shall have absolutely no obligation to give feedback or reasoning for why any photo is not posted on the site. Sponsors shall have the sole right to reject or remove a photo from the site at any time. On or about January 13, 2013 Sponsor’s internal review panel will announce the winner.
CONTEST: Semifinalists’ photos will be selected according to the following judging criteria: • 20% Overall quality and appearance of photo • 25% Creativity and originality • 25% Relevance to contest theme in regards to photo title and description • 30%Provides marketing description or “line” that is relevant to the photo. Grand Prize winner will be selected from internal judging panel based on judging criteria. In the unlikely event of a tie, the photo with the earliest upload date will be deemed the Grand Prize Winner.
PRIZES. Contest Prizes: ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: One winner will receive a $350 Apple gift card.
ONE (1) Runner Up: One runner up winner will receive a $100.00 VISA gift card.
For All Prizes: All federal and state taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the Winner. The Winner acknowledges that the prize is taxable and agree to provide information for, and verify by signature, the appropriate IRS and other forms as determined by Sponsor. No transfer, assignment, cash redemption, or substitution of a prize is permitted except that Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to substitute a prize (or portion of a prize) with a prize of comparable or greater value or cash value. In the event that a prize cannot be awarded for any reason or the Winner is not capable of redeeming a prize for any reason, Sponsor shall not be obligated to award any prize. If, for any reason, more than the stated number of prizes are available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prizes in such category by random drawing from among eligible prize claimants in such prize category or in a manner to be determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion.