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June 1, 2015

Photo Contest Official Rules


Term:  THE GRANDFATHER CLAUSE Photo Contest begins June 1, 2015 and ends January 1, 2016 at 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that they are 18 years old or older.


Who may enter: This contest is open to anyone 18 years old or older. Employees and their immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings, children and each of their respective spouses) of Philip A. Genovese, Jr. and Smoke&Gunn Publishing LLC, and other participating sponsors and each of their respective parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates dealers, distributors, manufacturers, and each of their advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the "Contest Entities") are not eligible to enter or win. This Contest is governed by U.S. law and is subject to all federal, state and local laws. Void where prohibited by law.


What to enter:  Send a picture of yourself reading THE GRANDFATHER CLAUSE with the cover prominently displayed. If you’re reading an eBook version, the honor system applies. Email your photo to phil@philgenovese.com, with the name of the reader and the location the photo was taken. Feel free to include any comments that might be interesting to viewers. Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright, are not eligible. All photos must be rates “G” for general audience. Do not send anything that would offend a reasonable person or that you wouldn’t want children to see. Inappropriate photos will be disqualified and returned to sender.


How to enter: Email your photo to phil@philgenovese.com, with the name of the reader and the location the photo was taken. Feel free to include any comments that might be interesting to viewers. The entrant must Like THE GRANDFATHER CLAUSE Facebook page. Entries posted on the Facebook Wall will not be accepted. We do not accept photographs submitted through the mail. Submit no more than one (1) photograph. We do not accept more than one contestant per e-mail address. High-quality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable. Digital photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible. Photographs must be in a .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format. All entries will be posted for the public to view on THE GRANDFATHER CLAUSE Facebook page and at www.philgenovese.com.

By submitting your entry, you are thereby agreeing to all The Photo Contest Official Rules, and also granting  Contest Entities the right to display and tag your image on THE GRANDFATHER CLAUSE Facebook page and on www.philgenovese.com and to use your photo to promote this Contest and/or sales of the THE GRANDFATHER CLAUSE, a novel. By entering the contest, entrants grant Contest Entities a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed, for any educational, promotional, publicity, exhibition, archival, scholarly and all other standard promotional purposes. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. Contest Entities will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.


Entry deadline:  Entrants must submit their photos by January 1, 2016 at 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)


Prizes: The winner(s) will be selected based solely on the judge(s) selection. The winners’ sole prize will be the option to have a character in Mr. Genovese’s next book named after them. There is no scheduled publication date of for Mr. Genovese’s next book. The winning photograph(s) will be one based on a combination of photo quality, creativeness, and location - selfies, humorous, sublime, and ridiculous all acceptable. The judges reserve the right to award more than one winner. All costs, taxes, fees, and expenses associated with any element of any prize not specifically addressed above are the sole responsibility of the respective winner. All federal, state and local taxes on prizes are the respective winner's responsibility. The specifics of all aforementioned elements of any prizes in the contest shall be solely determined by the Contest Entities. Some restrictions may apply. Prizes cannot be transferred, substituted or redeemed for cash. The prize(s) will be awarded. Contest winner(s) will be required to execute a liability release for their name to be used as the name of a character in Mr. Genovese’s next book.


Judging: Judging will be conducted by the Contest Entities.


Release of Liability: Philip A. Genovese, Jr. and Smoke&Gunn Publishing LLC, its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporation, Contest Administrator, each of the Contest Entities, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, dealers, distributors, employees and agents of the Contests Entities, are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, human error, technical malfunctions, theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. By entering this Contests, all entrants, any winners, and their family members, guests, invitees, agents, and employees release and hold harmless Main Sponsor, Contests Administrator and each of the Contests Entities, as well as the respective officers, directors, agents, employees and shareholders of the foregoing entities and all others associated with the development and execution of this Contests from and against any and all actions, claims, and/or liability with respect to or in any way arising from participation in this Contests and/or acceptance or use of the prizes and any related travel and/or activities, including liability for personal injury, death, damages, or loss. Any and all warranties and/or guarantees on a prize (if any) are subject to the service provider's terms therefore, and winners agree to look solely to such service provider for any such warranty and/or guarantee. Additionally, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Facebook from and against any claims arising out of or in conjunction with the Contests or receipt or use of any prize. Further, entrants acknowledge that this Contest is in no way sponsored by, endorsed by or administered by or associated with Facebook.

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