ABESR Photo Contest: Rules, Terms and Conditions

First some Plain English:

ABESR invites supporters to vote for their favorite photo in its 2019 Calendar Photography Competition. You must read the following rules, terms and conditions before submitting any photos! 
The ABESR Photography Competition (the "Contest") is open to ALL who are at least 18 years of age, or under 18 with the consent of their parent/guardian, except direct employees of ABESR.  The Contest is open to all participants regardless of residence or citizenship, so long as the laws of their jurisdiction allow participation.

What to Enter
In this contest, the "entries" have been pre-populated by ABESR.
This means that participants will not be entering their own photos, instead they will be voting for their favorite photo(s).

How to Vote

You may view all photos and find your favorites as follows:

1) Simply page through the various photos, hover your mouse over a photo of interest - it gets bigger! - then click any photo to vote for it!

2) Once you click on a photo, you'll be asked for payment by credit card in a secured payment screen
        (our contest provider,
“MulaBula, LLC” will appear on your credit card bill!)

3) That's it. A confirmation will be sent to your email address that will contain a link to the photo you voted for so you can forward to family and friends - or post to social media like facebook.

4) Email your family and friends to vote for your favorite photo and increase your chances of winning!

Eligibility and Judging
Every photo in the contest will be voted on by the general public.  While it is difficult to predict the exact criteria used by the public to vote for a photo, it is common for the public to use the following criteria which will also be used by ABESR in the event of any photos receiving the same number of votes.
Images will be judged on originality, the emotional character (how loving, happy, kind, funny, interesting) of the photo, overall impact and artistic merit. Voting requires a $5 per vote payment and a minimum of 1 vote.  At the end of the contest, the most popular photograph as determined by total votes will be awarded as contest winner. Contestants can solicit votes for each image submitted to increase their chances of a photo winning.  

In the event of a tie where more than one photo receives the same number of votes, final judging (tie-breaking) will be performed by ABESR.  
ABESR shall determine winner eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion. All decisions made by the judge(s) are final. 

The contest begins on August 17th, 2018 and ends on September 30th, 2018 at midnight local NYC time
ABESR reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes either within or beyond its immediate control.

Winning Photos
The winning photo will be used as the Cover photo in the 2019 Calendar.      
Your votes help ABESR in its mission. Thank you for helping.  To learn more, please visit 
http://www.abetteresetter.org/ . Thank you for helping to further our mission through your participation.

Legal Conditions
By participating in this contest, you agree to certain legal conditions stated in this document.

Questions and inquiries about contest rules and legal conditions can be emailed to ABESR@mulabula.com 

Photo Contest: Legal Conditions
The ABESR photo contest is operated and hosted by MulaBula, LLC (“Contest Provider”). MulaBula does not solicit on behalf of any client or contest, it only provides the hosted application, contest site and payment processing engine.

By entering a photo and / or voting, participants agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless ABESR , its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents and representatives including the contest website provider (MulaBula) from any and all third party liability for any injuries, loss, claim, action, demand or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the competition (collectively, "Losses"), including without limitation any third party claim for copyright infringement or a violation of an individual’s right to privacy and/or publicity right. The Contest is void where prohibited by law.
Each entrant in the Contest (“Entrant") is responsible for ensuring that he or she has the right to submit the photos that he or she submits to the Contest per these rules.  Each person who votes (“Voter”) in the contest represents that they are legally able to vote and provide payment for their vote of their designated photo(s).
You as entrant or site user/visitor, agree that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved with ABESR and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, before a court of competent jurisdiction located in Tampa, Florida, which court shall apply the laws of the State of Florida without regard for rules of conflicts of law. IN ANY SUCH DISPUTE, PARTICIPANT SHALL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS' FEES, OR ANY DAMAGES OTHER THAN PARTICIPANT'S ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES (IF ANY) ASSOCIATED WITH PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST. YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE THAT THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF ANY MONIES AWARDED TO YOU CAN NOT EXCEED THE ENTRY FEE PAID.  YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR INCREASED. The Contest and ABESR’s web site are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied.
ABESR and the Contest Provider are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by web site users or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the photo competition, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions to the photo competition, including but not limited to any misprints or typographical errors. ABESR and Contest Provider assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. ABESR and Contest Provider are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer equipment, servers, providers, computer on-line systems, software, or failure of email on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, including injury or damage to participant's or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or uploading images or information in the photo contest.
If, for any reason, the photo competition is not capable of completion as planned, including but not limited to, any reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of ABESR and or Contest Provider that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the photo competition, ABESR and Contest Provider reserve the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, extend, modify or suspend the photo competition. The terms “contest provider”, "contest site", “web provider”, “web hosting provider”, “site provider” and “MulaBula, LLC” are used interchangeably in this document.