Bow Wow Film Festival Photo Contest

Introducing the Bow Wow Film Festival Pet Photo Contest! 

The Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter and the Palm Springs Cultural Center are teaming up to host Palm Springs’ first Bow Wow Film Festival at the Palm Springs Cultural Center on Friday, November 15th. We’re also inviting all Coachella Valley pet owners to enter the Bow Wow Film Festival Pet Photo Contest!

Entering is easy!

Live in the Coachella Valley? Have a pet? If the answer to both those questions is yes, you can enter the Bow Wow Film Festival Pet Photo Contest. All you have to do is take a photo (one photo per person) of your pet (no professionals, please – this is for us amateurs) and email it to us, along with a little bit of information about you and your pet (see below). That’s it!

The Way it Works!

 Our hot shot team of judges will review all entries, share them on social media, and pick twenty of them as finalists. Those twenty will be made into large posters that will become part of a gallery exhibition that will be displayed upstairs at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, starting the night of the Bow Wow Film Festival (11/15/2019) and remain there through the end of November. After that, the collection will move to the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, where they will be displayed through December 20, before being gifted to the finalists who took the photos. 

And That’s Only The Beginning!

The night of the Bow Wow Film Festival, festival attendees will be given a ballot when they arrive with all twenty finalists on it. They will be invited to vote for their favorite photo. At intermission, everyone will be invited to turn in their ballots, and once again, our hot shot team of judges will go to work, counting the ballots. At the end of the second series of screenings, the top three vote getters will be invited to the stage where they will receive some fabulous prizes as well as lots of applause and adulation from our audience!

That’s it! Well, that and entering the contest. Let’s get started!

To enter, copy and paste the form below into an email, then add your answers in the spaces provided. Send the email to: contest@psculturalcenter.org

And don’t forget to also attach your photo entry to your email!

Tell Us About Your Photo (100 words max):


Tell us your pet’s name(s) is (are):

Tell Us About Yourself:

First Name:

Last Name:

Street Address:

City:                                                                                 State:                              Zip Code:

Email:

_____ (Please initial) I give the Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter the right to use my pet's photo in print or online as described in the Release and License section of the Contest Rules below.

Don’t forget: Attach your pet's Photo to the email before you hit send! Your photo must be 300dpi, and in one of the following formats: jpeg, pdf or tiff

OFFICIAL RULES: Bow Wow Film Festival Pet Photo Contest

Release and License

1. The contest begins at 12:00:01 a.m. PET on September 23, 2019 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT on October 28, 2019. To enter, complete the form above, copy it into an email, attach a digital photo of your pet and send the email to: contest@psculturalcenter.org.  
2. Eligibility:
a. Open and offered only to legal residents of the Coachella Valley a who have reached the age of majority in California as of start date of the contest. Entrant must have the legal right and ability to give broad permission to the Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter to use the photo of their pet and/or must have secured, prior to entry, the written permission of any person and/or pet owner other than the entrant.
b. In addition, the winners selected by the judges will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and to sign and return, within 14 days of notification, a Liability Release and Publicity Release. Winners will also agree not to use the winning photo for any other promotion or commercial purpose for one year.
c. Employees and directors of the Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter and its subsidiaries and affiliated businesses, advertising, promotion or production agencies, and immediate family members or individuals residing in the same household, are not eligible to win the contest.
3. Winner Selection and Criteria: At least twenty winning photographs will be selected from among all eligible entries by a panel of judges based on the criteria below. The decisions of the judges are final and binding in all matters relating to judging this Promotion. Winning depends on meeting the following criteria:
a. Photo must be original, unpublished, and not copyrighted.
b. Photo must show at least one pet.
4. The Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter and its agencies are not responsible for lost, late, damaged, delayed, incomplete, corrupted or misdirected entries, whether caused by electronic, network, software or computer failures and malfunctions of any kind or by human error. Contest sponsor assumes no responsibility for undeliverable e-mails resulting from any form of active or passive e-mail filtering by a user's Internet service provider and/or e-mail client, insufficient space in user's e-mail account to receive e-mail, or for any other technical reason.
5. The Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter reserve the right in their sole discretion to cancel or terminate the Promotion (or any portion thereof) if fraud, misconduct or technical failures, including computer virus, bug, or other technical problems, destroy or threaten to destroy the integrity of the Promotion. The Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter may elect, if feasible and in their sole discretion, to choose winners from among all eligible entries received prior to the time of such a forced termination.
6. In the event a dispute arises regarding specific winner entitled to receive prize, entry will be deemed made by the “authorized e-mail account holder,” which shall mean the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
7. By participating in this contest, entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the judges, which are final. Entrants must “accept” the terms of use listed at the point of entry, which will include very broad permission for the Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter and its agents to post any entered photo on websites and to use it anywhere in any context, including advertising, without additional compensation. The terms of use are incorporated by reference and made part of these rules.
8 Upon a finding on non-compliance with these Official Rules and requirements, or if prize/prize notification is returned as non-deliverable, or if a winner is found to be ineligible, such prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner selected by the Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter’s judges.
9. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. It is void where prohibited by law.
10. Entrants who participate in this Promotion hereby waive and release, and agree to hold harmless the Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, licensors, advertising and promotion agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, employees and representatives and agents, from and against, any and all rights, claims and causes of action of any kind whatsoever that may arise from their participation in this promotion.
RELEASE AND LICENSE
In consideration of entering my photo in the Bow Wow Film Festival Pet Photo Contest, I hereby grant to the Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, their employees, agents, licensees and personnel who are acting on their behalf, the absolute and irrevocable right and permission throughout the world and in perpetuity, with respect to the attached digital photograph of pet, me and/or others (if applicable), as well as my image, likeness, name, testimonials, statements, if any, or other related items (the “Authorized Material”):
a. To use, re-use, publish, re-publish, post on a website, transmit, modify and edit the Authorized Material, in whole or in part, severally or in conjunction with other materials, in any medium now or hereafter known, for commercial, promotional and educational purposes and for any other purpose whatsoever, including without limitation, publicity, marketing, advertising, fundraising and/or trade, and
b. To claim and register copyrights in any materials created by the Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter based on, derived from or incorporating all or part of any of the Authorized Material in their own name or any other name that they may choose.
For all but the winning photos, I may use my entered photo for personal use, but I will not use it for commercial purposes and will not enter it in any other contest until the contest results are announced. If my photo is chosen as a winning photo, and in consideration of the prize, I will use that photo for personal use only and will provide written releases that cover all persons and animals in the photo.
As a condition for entering my picture in the contest, I certify that I have the written consent of all other identifiable persons, children and animals in the photo (other than myself or my own children and animals) to be bound by the terms of this Release and License. I understand that the Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter will rely on this certification in posting or otherwise using entries prior to selecting a winner and may require me to produce the written releases as a condition of publishing the winning picture for other purposes.
I hereby release and discharge the Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter from any and all claims and demands whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use of the Authorized Material or any reproduction thereof and waive any further claim for compensation in connection with the use of the Authorized Material. I acknowledge that the Authorized Material may be altered or modified and waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product.
Release and License
1. The contest begins at 12:00:01 a.m. PET on September 23, 2019 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT on October 28, 2019. To enter, complete the form above, copy it into an email, attach a digital photo of your pet and send the email to: contest@psculturalcenter.org.
2. Eligibility:
a. Open and offered only to legal residents of the Coachella Valley a who have reached the age of majority in California as of start date of the contest. Entrant must have the legal right and ability to give broad permission to the Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter to use the photo of their pet and/or must have secured, prior to entry, the written permission of any person and/or pet owner other than the entrant.
b. In addition, the winners selected by the judges will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and to sign and return, within 14 days of notification, a Liability Release and Publicity Release. Winners will also agree not to use the winning photo for any other promotion or commercial purpose for one year.
c. Employees and directors of the Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter and its subsidiaries and affiliated businesses, advertising, promotion or production agencies, and immediate family members or individuals residing in the same household, are not eligible to win the contest.
3. Winner Selection and Criteria: At least twenty winning photographs will be selected from among all eligible entries by a panel of judges based on the criteria below. The decisions of the judges are final and binding in all matters relating to judging this Promotion. Winning depends on meeting the following criteria:
a. Photo must be original, unpublished, and not copyrighted.
b. Photo must show at least one pet.
4. The Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter and its agencies are not responsible for lost, late, damaged, delayed, incomplete, corrupted or misdirected entries, whether caused by electronic, network, software or computer failures and malfunctions of any kind or by human error. Contest sponsor assumes no responsibility for undeliverable e-mails resulting from any form of active or passive e-mail filtering by a user's Internet service provider and/or e-mail client, insufficient space in user's e-mail account to receive e-mail, or for any other technical reason.
5. The Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter reserve the right in their sole discretion to cancel or terminate the Promotion (or any portion thereof) if fraud, misconduct or technical failures, including computer virus, bug, or other technical problems, destroy or threaten to destroy the integrity of the Promotion. The Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter may elect, if feasible and in their sole discretion, to choose winners from among all eligible entries received prior to the time of such a forced termination.
6. In the event a dispute arises regarding specific winner entitled to receive prize, entry will be deemed made by the “authorized e-mail account holder,” which shall mean the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
7. By participating in this contest, entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the judges, which are final. Entrants must “accept” the terms of use listed at the point of entry, which will include very broad permission for the Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter and its agents to post any entered photo on websites and to use it anywhere in any context, including advertising, without additional compensation. The terms of use are incorporated by reference and made part of these rules.
8 Upon a finding on non-compliance with these Official Rules and requirements, or if prize/prize notification is returned as non-deliverable, or if a winner is found to be ineligible, such prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner selected by the Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter’s judges.
9. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. It is void where prohibited by law.
10. Entrants who participate in this Promotion hereby waive and release, and agree to hold harmless the Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, licensors, advertising and promotion agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, employees and representatives and agents, from and against, any and all rights, claims and causes of action of any kind whatsoever that may arise from their participation in this promotion.
RELEASE AND LICENSE
In consideration of entering my photo in the Bow Wow Film Festival Pet Photo Contest, I hereby grant to the Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, their employees, agents, licensees and personnel who are acting on their behalf, the absolute and irrevocable right and permission throughout the world and in perpetuity, with respect to the attached digital photograph of pet, me and/or others (if applicable), as well as my image, likeness, name, testimonials, statements, if any, or other related items (the “Authorized Material”):
a. To use, re-use, publish, re-publish, post on a website, transmit, modify and edit the Authorized Material, in whole or in part, severally or in conjunction with other materials, in any medium now or hereafter known, for commercial, promotional and educational purposes and for any other purpose whatsoever, including without limitation, publicity, marketing, advertising, fundraising and/or trade, and
b. To claim and register copyrights in any materials created by the Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter based on, derived from or incorporating all or part of any of the Authorized Material in their own name or any other name that they may choose.
For all but the winning photos, I may use my entered photo for personal use, but I will not use it for commercial purposes and will not enter it in any other contest until the contest results are announced. If my photo is chosen as a winning photo, and in consideration of the prize, I will use that photo for personal use only and will provide written releases that cover all persons and animals in the photo.
As a condition for entering my picture in the contest, I certify that I have the written consent of all other identifiable persons, children and animals in the photo (other than myself or my own children and animals) to be bound by the terms of this Release and License. I understand that the Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter will rely on this certification in posting or otherwise using entries prior to selecting a winner and may require me to produce the written releases as a condition of publishing the winning picture for other purposes.
I hereby release and discharge the Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter from any and all claims and demands whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use of the Authorized Material or any reproduction thereof and waive any further claim for compensation in connection with the use of the Authorized Material. I acknowledge that the Authorized Material may be altered or modified and waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product.