For this year’s BC Blossom Photo Watch, we’re changing things up slightly. Instead of going out to get photos, we’re asking you to bring the blossoms to us…from your phone! We all have those cherry blossom photos that were just too good to share. Since we’re all in this (and staying in) together, please share them with us! Alternatively, we’re also trying something new: picnic adventures at home! Get creative and show us how you picnic in your family or the picnic staples of your culture. Dress up to make it fun and make it festive with themed food. Check out The Big Picnic page for more ideas, and don’t forget to share the photos on social media with #VCBFxBCBW20 #TheBigPicnic #TD

Submit your photos here:

https://bit.ly/yesvcbf

Note: There is no contest this year, but we encourage you to tag us on our social media platforms so we can share your photos! 

Congratulations to last year’s winner, Andy Sum, and runner-up, Daniel Li! 

Photo Credit: Andy Sum

Official Rules Below:

  1. ELIGIBILITY AND PARTICIPATION.

This program is part of a campaign by the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF).

This program is open to anyone currently residing in the province of British Columbia, Canada, except members, employees and directors of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Society.

By entering this contest, entrants automatically agree to be bound by the terms of this contest as listed in this Contest Terms and Conditions.

Failure to adhere to the terms and conditions listed in this Contest Terms and Conditions will result in disqualification of any submitted entries, and the nullification of contestant privileges to further participate in the contest.

2. SUBMISSIONS OF ENTRIES AND DEADLINES.

The Contest will be opened for entry submissions starting April 2, 2020. All entries must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM PST, April 26, 2020. Late entries will be rejected.

To be eligible to participate, entrants must submit their own photo of cherry blossoms on Instagram and following contest rules[i]. “All posts must be posted publicly in order to be entered into the competition”.

VCBF and our presenting program sponsor are not responsible for any lost, misdirected or delayed entries. There is also no responsibility or liability for any potential entrant’s inability to access the submission process for contest entry.

Entries received by telephone, fax, courier, or personal delivery or any other method will not be accepted. Each submission must be the property of the entrant, or the entrant must have proof of permission from the owner/author of the property to distribute the content.

Contestants may submit unlimited entries during the contest period. Only one grand prize will be awarded.

By submitting any entry, entrants agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in this document without limitation.

Entries must not include content that are unlawful, harmful, vulgar, obscene, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, the determination of which is up to the sole discretion of VCBF. Selected contest entries will be displayed on our website throughout the course of the contest.

3. PRIZES – NO PRIZE FOR 2020 YEAR

Grand prize:  More details to come.

Notification of Winners. Winners of prizes shall be notified via the method they used to submit their photo. In any event that the prize cannot be awarded, VCBF may withdraw the winner’s title, and all unclaimed prize(s) will be forfeited and VCBF may select an alternate winner.

In accepting the prizes, the contest winners acknowledge that VCBF may not be held liable for any loss, damages or injury associated with accepting or using the prize(s).

4. WINNER SELECTION

On or about May 30th, 2020 a judging panel will review all eligible entries submitted. This judging panel will pick the top 10 entries to be passed on to the final judging panel on May 31st. The entry that receives the highest overall score will be selected as the winner. Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

1)      Photo Content (50%): What is the photo of? Where was the photo taken? Is it unique? Did the customer put effort into the production of the photo?

2)      Engagement (25%): What sort of engagement does the community have with the photo (Bravos, comments)? and;

3)      Caption/Tagline Creativity (25%): Did the contestant put thought into the caption? Does it support the photo’s content?

In the event of a tie, a random draw will be conducted between the tied entrants.

If the prize winner is under the age of majority, their parent or legal guardian will be required to accept the prize on their behalf.”

5. CONTEST SUBMISSION AGREEMENT.

Original Works. All entries must be the original creations of the entrants unless written authorization from the intellectual property owner is provided at the time of entry submission. Contestants agree to indemnify and hold harmless VCBF and its contest sponsors from any copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property infringement claim or liability with regard to their submissions.

Submitted Entries. By submitting any design entry for the Contest, the entrant grants VCBF a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free right in perpetuity to use and reproduce the photograph in any manner that it. By submitting an entry, the entrant understands the photograph will be featured in future advertising for the VCBF and its various events and contests. Entrants will receive no compensation from such use of the photograph or any other use of the photograph.

Submitted Content. Contestants may NOT submit offensive, pornographic, obscene, criminal or adult themes, links or images.  VCBF reserve the right to decide what constitutes deletion, suspension, or banning within the contest.

[i] Contest Rules:

  1. Follow @vancherryblossomfest
  2. Post your blossom photo and tag us @vancherryblossomfest
  3. DM us your post so we know you’ve done it!

Submit as many entries as you wish but if you don’t follow the 3 rules, it won’t count!

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