2022 Photo Contest Terms & Conditions


Official Terms & Conditions 2022

Participation in the Contest constitutes full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a Prize is contingent on fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. The “Sponsor” of the Contest is TotalPond. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or The Home Depot.

WHO MAY ENTER: You may enter the Contest if (A) you are a legal resident of the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States, and (B) you are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older at time of entry. Void where prohibited, licensed, restricted or taxed. Employees of GeoGlobal Partners or TotalPond, affiliates, franchisees, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies of each, any other individual or company involved in the development or execution of this contest, and the immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of all the above are not eligible. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Entrants who enter via Facebook are providing information to Sponsor and not to Facebook.

ENTRY PERIOD: The Entry Period begins at 12:00 a.m. ET on August 1, 2022 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on August 22, 2022.

VOTING PERIOD: Community voting will begin at 12:00 a.m. ET on August 23, 2022 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on September 6, 2022.

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: The winner will be notified on or before September 7, 2022.

ENTRY PROCESS: All entries must be submitted in digital format. Submittal form: https://woobox.com/pncm6g.

  1. Follow us on Instagram.
  2. Upload your best photo and complete the form. Provide a detailed description of your water feature, its location, and its inhabitants (if applicable).

There is a limit of one (1) Entry you may submit. All Entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and can be shared on social media with credit.

REQUIREMENTS OF ENTRIES: Entry may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:

  1. Is sexually explicit or suggestive; unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; contains nudity
  2. Promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message
  3. Is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group
  4. Appears to duplicate any other submitted Entries
  5. Defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies
  6. Contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as costumes, distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others, without permission; contains any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, email addresses or street addresses
  7. Contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media), without permission
  8. Contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead, without permission
  9. Contains lookalikes of celebrities or other public or private figures, living or dead
  10. Communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which we wish to associate; and/or
  11. Violates any law

Entry must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. If the Entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant, and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the Entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Entry by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, name and likeness permissions from any person who appears in or is identifiable in the Entry. If any minor appearing in the photo is not the child or legal ward of the entrant, entrant is responsible for obtaining written consent from such minor’s parent or legal guardian prior to submitting his/her Entry into this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor from any entrant at any time. Failure to provide such proof may, if requested, render Entry null and void. By submitting an Entry, entrant warrants and represents that he/she and any persons appearing or who are identifiable in the Entry consent to the submission and use of the Entry in the Contest and to its use as otherwise set forth herein. By submitting an Entry, entrant hereby grants permission for the Entry to be posted in the Photo Contest Gallery and/or other websites. Entrant agrees that Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for any unauthorized use of Entries by third parties. Released Parties do not guarantee the posting of any Entry. By submitting an Entry, entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor may obtain other Entries under this Contest or have developed on its own through other third parties ideas and material that may be similar or identical to the Entry submitted by entrant, and entrant waives any and all claims he/she may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future, that any other Entry reviewed and/or used by Sponsor may be similar to his/her Entry. Sponsor or Facebook is not responsible for any failure of the Page during the Entry Period including any technical malfunction of any computer, on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or review to be received on account of traffic congestion on the internet or on Facebook, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from downloading any material related to the contest, all of which may affect a person’s ability to participate in the contest.

ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning are based on the eligible number of entries received during the entry period.

JUDGING CRITERIA: Photo contest winners will be determined from a combination of community voting and a panel of judges consisting of Sponsor representatives. The winners will be selected from the top 5 finalists that receive the most votes during the community-voting phase of the contest. Judges will use the following criteria to select the final winners:

  1. Accordance with the theme: ponds, fountains, water features (40%)
  2. Number of Votes (40%)
  3. Creativity (10%)
  4. Originality (10%)

There will be one (1) grand prize winner. Sponsor reserves the right to change the winner selection method and has the sole right to determine winners. The winner will be notified on August 30, 2021. Decisions of Sponsor are final.

CLAIMING PRIZE: Only properly claimed Prizes will be awarded. If a winner does not respond within five (5) business days after the Sponsor’s first attempt to contact him or her, the corresponding Prize will be forfeited and will be awarded to an alternate winner. Should a winner make any false statement(s) in any document or submission the winner will be required to promptly return to Sponsor his or her Prize. Any unclaimed Prizes will be awarded in a random drawing to be held as necessary.

PRIVACY POLICY: Any personally identifiable information collected during this Contest collected by Sponsor and used by Sponsor, its affiliates, agents and marketers may be used to send you information via email about new promotions, products, and services offered by TotalPond. You may unsubscribe at any time. We do not share your personally identifiable information with 3rd parties.

MISCELLANEOUS CONDITIONS: If the Contest cannot be conducted as planned, for any reason, including, without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the control of Sponsor, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and select winners from among the eligible entries prior to the cancellation. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Contest, or whom Sponsor believes to be causing malfunction, error, disruption or damage will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to correct any typographical, printing, computer programming or operator errors. The Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

DISCLAIMER/OTHER REQUIREMENTS: All entrants, as a condition of entry, agree to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of Sponsor. Except where prohibited by law, by entering a Contest, each entrant consents to the use of his/her name, voice, picture, likeness and biographical data and/or any other information contained in his/her entry in advertising, promotional and marketing materials by Sponsor and the Sponsor Affiliates without additional compensation. In addition, by entering, all entrants, except where prohibited by law, consent to being photographed, filmed, taped and/or interviewed about the Contest. In connection therewith, all entrants grant full permission and consent to Sponsor and the Sponsor Affiliates to utilize any of the results of such photographing, filming, taping and/or interviewing in any and all media now known or hereafter devised and hereby release Sponsor and the Sponsor Affiliates from all liability related thereto. Winners may be required to sign, have notarized and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within five (5) days of receipt of such document(s) or Prize will be forfeited. All Prize claims and winner materials will be verified by Contest judges. If this Contest is not capable of running as planned, including, because of any infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control which corrupts or threatens to corrupt or adversely affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, suspend and/or modify this Contest and Sponsor can perform the random drawing from among all eligible entries received prior to such cancellation, suspension or modification of the Contest.