Rules of the contest

Contest Rules

Think Outside the Planter Photo Contest

Urban Gardens’ Think Outside the Planter Box Photo Contest begins March 18, 2011 and ends May 16, 2011, at 2:00 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:
Anyone 18 years old or older—except for individuals affiliated with Urban Gardens and their immediate families (children, siblings and spouses) and others living in their households—are eligible. Urban Gardens will determine winners’ eligibility.

What to enter:
Any photograph you have taken yourself of a planted container or container garden.

Photographs that have won any other contests or have been published in magazines and newspapers (except online) are not eligible. We define winning as having won the grand prize. Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright, are not eligible.

How to enter:
Please submit photographs, including your name, address, a short description, website/blog, and Twitter and/or Facebook by completing the Contest

Entry Form.

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. Files submitted may not be larger than 2,048k (2Mb).

By entering the contest, entrants grant Urban Gardens 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 Urban Gardens purposes. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit and link to his/her website and/or blog. Urban Gardens will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.

Entry deadline:
All entries must be received by Urban Gardens site by 2pm Eastern Time on May 13, 2011.

Judging will be conducted by Urban Gardens. Winning photographs will be published within one month of May 13, 2011. Decisions of the judges will be final.

On a weekly basis, Urban Gardens will post the best of the incoming entries on our web site.

The grand prize winner will be chosen from 20 finalists.

Please do not contact us about the status of entries.

The 20 finalists will be notified of their status on the blog.
The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.
Urban Gardens reserves the right to cancel the contest or modify these rules at its discretion. Decisions of Urban Gardens will be final.

Grand Prize:
A Lechuza Self-Watering Container (approximate value $300).

Winners must sign an affidavit and license and will be responsible for paying any taxes they may owe on a prize.