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    Celebrate Earth Day with TVA and join our #TVAnature Photo Contest!

    Saturday, April 22 is Earth Day and we are hosting events around the Tennessee Valley to celebrate! The work we do at TVA to support environmental stewardship is a hallmark of our mission of service. To support this mission, we assist communities, partner organizations, and ovlunteers to protect and enhance public lands and waterways.

     

    Grand Prize

    • The Grand Prize consists of one camping lantern with a solar mobile charger.

    Second Place Prize

    • The Second place prize consists of one solar power bank that is compatible with most smartphones.

    Third Place Prize

    • Third place price consists of one Wise Owl Outfitters double hammock.

    #TVAnature Photo and Video Contest

    (NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO WIN)

    Official Contest Rules

    #TVAnature Photo and Video Contest (the “Contest”)

    1.     Eligibility
    To enter, you must be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident. To be eligible for public prizes, entrant cannot be a Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) employee or an immediate family member. (TVA employees and family members are eligible to enter a separate contest and receive prizes for that contest.) Immediate family includes only spouses, parents and children. Employees of companies with contracts with TVA are also not eligible to enter.

    2.     How to Enter

    Visit https://www.tva.com/About-TVA/Volunteering-at-TVA/Get-Ready-for-TVAs-Earth-Day-Events-and-Photo-Contest-in-April for details on submitting your entry. To enter, you must submit a photo or video on your personal Instagram or Twitter account using the hashtag #TVAnature or upload directly to tvanature.hscampaigns.com. Entries submitted must be based on the following: “Earth Day fun”. See additional criteria below.

    Entries must have been uploaded on or after April 20, 2017 to be eligible.  Entries must be posted between April 20, 2017 and April 25, 2017 at 11:59 pm EDT. Note: Multiple entries are allowed. All eligible entries will be posted for public viewing on tvanature.hscampaigns.com, subject to TVA confirming their eligibility in accordance with these Contest rules.

    3.     Photo/Video Criteria

    Submitted photos and videos must feature one of the 17 Earth Day events that TVA is hosting or co-sponsoring around the Valley or any activities on our public lands and waters such as camping, hiking, biking, etc. Link to list of Earth Day activities: (https://www.tva.com/About-TVA/Volunteering-at-TVA/Get-Ready-for-TVAs-Earth-Day-Events-and-Photo-Contest-in-April). For example, a photo of you volunteering at a lake cleanup, enjoying a walk on a trail or participating in Casting for Kids.

    Submitted photos and videos  not adhering to the theme of “Earth Day fun” or deemed inappropriate or non-compliant with these Contest rules for any reason will not be posted for public viewing and will not be eligible for the Contest. Photographs or videos that have been digitally edited with software, cropped, or enhanced for color may be accepted. Videos submitted must be under five minutes to be eligible. TVA will make the final determination, in its sole and exclusive discretion, as to whether any submitted photo or video is eligible.


    Submitted photos/video must also be original and in good taste, keeping with TVA’s mission of public service, and shall not be offensive, inappropriate or indecent, as determined by TVA in its sole discretion. Entries containing any profanity or lewd references will be disqualified at the sole discretion and judgment of TVA. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, any obscene, offensive, sexual or otherwise inappropriate entry including without limitation those referencing or depicting violence, nudity, intoxication, or sexually explicit activity, or which are not in the spirit of the Contest or do not meet TVA’s standards for any reason, as solely determined by TVA, will be deemed ineligible and entries will be disqualified.  Also grounds for disqualification: entries that include crude, obscene, offensive, vulgar, sexually-inappropriate or offensive language and/or symbols; derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, sexual or religious groups; content that endorses, condones or discusses any illegal, inappropriate, risky or injury-causing activity, behavior or conduct; personal information of individuals, including without limitation, names and addresses (physical or e-mail); conduct or other activities in violation of these Rules; commercial or political messages, comparisons or solicitations for products or services; any identifiable third party products and/or trade-marks; URLs or links to any websites; and any other content that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, all as determined by TVA and/or the Contest judging panel in their sole discretion. Illegal activity will be reported to TVA Police and local law enforcement.

    1. Prizes

             (1) Grand Prize

    • The Grand Prize consists of one camping lantern with a solar mobile charger.

              (1) Second Place Prize

    • The Second place prize consists of one solar power bank that is compatible with most smartphones.

             (1) Third Place Prize

    • Third place price consists of one Wise Owl Outfitters double hammock.

    Prizes are non-transferable, non-exchangeable, non-refundable and not convertible to cash. TVA reserves the right in its discretion to substitute a prize of equivalent retail value if any component of the prize cannot be awarded as described. LIMIT of one (1) prize may be won by any household entered in the Contest.

    1. Prize Winner Selection

    On or around Thursday, April 27 judges appointed by TVA will select, in their sole and absolute discretion, the top entries from all eligible entries based generally on the following criteria: originality, relevance to theme, composition, lighting and technical quality.

    The top three entries will be the winner of the Grand Prize, Second and Third place prizes. Prior to being declared a winner, the selected entrant will be required to sign a standard Declaration, Release and Waiver of Liability form, confirming compliance with these Contest rules and acceptance of prize as offered.

    Chances of winning the Grand Prize will depend on the total number and quality of eligible entries received throughout the entire Contest period. No correspondence will be entered into except with the eligible winners, who will be notified requesting the winner to email or phone TVA (at the contact information provided) directly to make arrangements for prize fulfilment by the date specified on the notification. If the winner does not contact TVA after at least three (3) attempts by TVA over three (3) business days will be deemed ineligible and will be disqualified.

    1. Consent

    By entering the Contest, all entrants agree and consent to the use of their names, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram user name, and submitted photograph or video, in any advertising, promotion and marketing by TVA, in any medium or form of distribution (electronic or otherwise), without compensation, for the purpose of the Contest. Entrants further agree that their entry, including their personal information, name and Twitter, Facebook or Instagram user name, photo/video and information in the meta tags of their entry, may be stored and processed on servers per the Terms of Service or Use agreed to when establishing a personal account with Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram.

    1. Warranties

    By entering, you represent, warrant and confirm that:

    1. Your Contest entry is an original work by you;
    2. No other person or entity other than you has any right, title or interest in any part of your entry;
    3. Your entry, the use thereof by TVA, or the exercise by TVA of any of the rights granted by you under these Contest Rules, does not and will not infringe or violate any rights of any third party or entity, including, without limitation patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, defamation, privacy, publicity, false light, misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, confidentiality or any contractual or other rights;
    4. You have all the rights, licenses, permissions and consents necessary to submit your entry and to grant all of the rights and consents that you have granted to TVA hereunder; and you have obtained written permission when photographing or filming any subject matter on private property not owned or controlled by you, where such permission is required.  If any individuals appear in the entry, you are authorized or have otherwise obtained their (or in the case of children, that child’s parent’s or guardian’s) permission to submit the entry.

     

    1. Disqualification

    TVA reserves the immediate right to disqualify any entrant which it deems in its sole discretion: (i) is not in compliance with these Contest Rules; (ii) tampers with the entry process, the Contest or the website; or (iii) is acting in an uncooperative, unsportsmanlike, disruptive, abusive or threatening manner in the sole discretion of TVA.

    1. Decisions Final

    Decisions by TVA and contest judges in respect of all aspects of this Contest, including but not limited to eligibility of entries, are final. In the event of a dispute regarding identity of the entrant of an online entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the holder of the associated Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account. TVA and the panel of judges will be free from any liability occurring as a result of the prize being awarded or the use of the prize.

    1. Limitation of Liability

    By entering this Contest, all entrants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless TVA and its employees, officers, directors or representatives and assigns from any claims, losses and damages arising out of their participation in this Contest and the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the any prize awarded hereunder. TVA and its employees, officers, directors, agents, contractors, representatives, affiliates, subsidiaries, independent judges or advertising/promotion agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”) assume no responsibility whatsoever for delayed, failed, partial or garbled computer or fax transmissions; technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to, lost, interrupted or unavailable network server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, fax or cable transmissions, lines or technical failures or difficulties; the incorrect or inaccurate capture or failure to capture information whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or other information; the failure to capture any such information; errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network or otherwise arising out of or relating to the Contest; theft, loss, destruction or damage to entries, in whole or in part; or other factors beyond their reasonable control. The Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to an entrant’s or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest or downloading materials to or from or use of the web site. 

    1. Right to Modify or Terminate

    TVA reserves the right to withdraw, modify, or terminate any part of this Contest by publishing a notice on www.TVA.com website if for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including technical failure or corruption, computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or any other cause beyond the control of TVA which in the opinion of TVA affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest.

    1. Conditions

    By entering this Contest, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Contest Rules. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

    1. Privacy

    TVA will use the personal information submitted with the Facebook, Twitter or Instagram photo or video entry for the purpose of administering the Contest and for TVA’s marketing and promotional purposes as contemplated by these Contest Rules.

    For the purposes of the above, “personal information” only includes the entrant’s name, location and Facebook, Twitter or Instagram user name, photos/videos, and, where applicable, the image of individual(s) in photo or video format and information in the meta tags of their entry which is collected as per the Terms of Service or Use agreed to when establishing a personal account with Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram.

     

    1. Rights in the Entry

    You retain all ownership rights to the photograph or video, as applicable.  By submitting a photo or video to the Contest, you are granting to TVA a perpetual, world-wide, nonexclusive, royalty-free license to the entry for any purpose TVA deems fit, including but not limited to, display, use in connection to this Contest, marketing, internal and external communications, use on the Internet and social media sites, and news reporting,