Contest Rules

Occasionally, PictureMethods runs contests or giveaways. If you want to participate in such contests, your participation is considered your agreement to be bound by the following rules…

Unless otherwise noted, you must be at least 18 years of age to enter.

No purchase is ever required to enter any PictureMethods giveaway or contest.

Our sponsors are clearly listed on PictureMethods.com. The sponsors’ respective mailing addresses are available on their respective websites.

The entry procedures for each contest are announced individually on PictureMethods.com and/or on Twitter.com.

PictureMethods will not verify receipt of entries. Incomplete entries are void. PictureMethods is not responsible for entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, incomprehensible, illegible, damaged, undeliverable or delayed. Twitter entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the Twitter address at the time of the entry.

Our contests are generally open to anyone who is at least 18 years of age and who does not reside in an area where such contests are void by law. In cases where the contest or giveaway is promoted on Twitter, you need a free Twitter account to be eligible (http://www.twitter.com). There are no exceptions. Depending on the contest, you may need to be following certain persons or companies on Twitter to be eligible to win and your tweets cannot be protected. Details on who to follow are listed in each contest post. Persons who have had their Twitter account blocked by Scott Bourne are not eligible to participate or win.

Employees (or their immediate families) of PictureMethods.com, New Media Methods, LLC, or any subsidiary are not eligible to win our contests or giveaways. However, since we have a large social and business network of friends, followers and associates, it is always possible that the winner may be someone personally known to us. But it will never be one of our employees or family members.

Unless otherwise noted, the termination date for eligibility is the final day of each giveaway at Noon PST.

All prize information including approximate prize value is listed with each contest announcement. In each contest or giveaway, we reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event that the original promised prize becomes unavailable. Some prizes may be awarded via gift certificate.

PictureMethods.com is not responsible for: (1) typographical errors in any materials relating to the Contest; (2) lost, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, or delayed entries; (3) cancellations, postponements, or delays; (4) Acts of God, war, terrorism, government regulation, disaster, fire, strikes, civil disorder, or other similar causes beyond the control of PictureMethods.com, their affiliated, parent, and subsidiary companies, advertising and promotional agencies and their immediate assigns, making it inadvisable, illegal, impossible, or impractical to continue the Contest or to perform under these Rules. PictureMethods.com makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation of any kind concerning any prize, and PictureMethods.com specifically DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, WARRANTY OF FITNESS, AND ANY OTHER IMPLIED WARRANTY.

The odds of winning will depend on the number of entries. Unless otherwise noted, all contests and giveaway prizes are awarded via random drawing.

The winner does not have to be present for the drawing unless otherwise noted.

Winners automatically grant the use of their name and likeness in the promotion of this and other PictureMethods.com contests.

For a list of winners for each contest, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) within 30 days of the contest end to:

New Media Methods, LLC
Attention Scott Bourne
4810 Pt. Fosdick Dr. NW, #193
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Winners are responsible for applicable state or federal taxes (if any – winner must pay any taxes due directly to a government entity).

Any prize not claimed within 90 days of the announced winner shall be forfeit. No exceptions.

Contest open worldwide except where prohibited by law. See the US Treasury website (linked below) for a list of excluded locales and note that these exclusions are mandated by government regulations – not our own personal preferences.

PROHIBITED countries can be found at the US Treasury Web Site.

Also – due to local laws, residents of the Province of Quebec Canada are not eligible to participate.

In the event that the winner is located outside the USA, said winner will be responsible for all Customs duty – if any.

All PictureMethods.com contests and giveaways are subject to all federal, state, provincial, and local laws and void where prohibited. It is your responsibility to refrain from entry if our contests or giveaways are illegal in your jurisdiction. If you are declared a winner but contests and giveaways like these are illegal in your jurisdiction, your prize will be forfeited and given to a runner-up or rolled into a future contest.

PictureMethods.com is not responsible for issues regarding Internet access, Twitter downtime, bounced email or any other technical malfunction beyond its immediate control.

There may be only one prizewinner per household every 120 days.

NOTE: Rules are subject to change without notice. Please visit this page regularly for updates. If you don’t enjoy contests or giveaways, or feel that the Internet is not an appropriate place for such events, please do not participate.