Costco International Photo Contest 2009
Contest starts July 1, 2009
Time moves forward. You can’t stop it, but you
can capture it. Take a picture that depicts a
precious moment and you could be a Costco
International Photo Contest winner. You don’t
have to be a professional photographer, just
someone with a good eye and a camera. Submitting your entry is easy, and the rewards
are enticing. So start shooting right now!
International Grand Prize
$1,500 Costco Cash card (or equivalent)
First Prize: $1,000 Costco Cash card
Second Prize: $500 Costco Cash card
Third Prize: $250 Costco Cash card
All winners will also receive:
A leather photo album two-pack. Value
of prize is $20. (Honorable mentions to
be awarded at judges’ discretion.)
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND
IS NECESSARY TO ENTER
OR WIN THIS CONTES T.
Costco Photo Contest 2009 Official Rules
1. To enter by mail, submit an unframed, unmounted black-and-white or color picture ( 4" x 6" or 5" x 7") with
the entry form securely affixed to the back. Online entries should be in JPEG format. Save a high-quality print
(which will be required) in the event you are a winner. 2. The theme of the contest is “Give Us Your Best Shot.”
Winning entries will be those that best reflect the theme. Decisions of the judges are final. 3. Photos will not
be judged unless the entrant’s name, address, membership number and telephone number have been written
legibly on the entry form and attached to the back of the photo. 4. Must be 18 years or older to enter. 5. Entrant
must be a current membership cardholder of Costco. No prizes will be awarded until entrant’s membership
City State Zip Code
status has been verified as current by Costco. 6. One entry per membership cardholder; additional entries will
be disqualified. Except for those photos that have previously won this photo contest, previously published
photographs are acceptable. 7. Photos must be suitable for family viewing. 8. Contestants must know the
names and addresses of all identifiable people in their photographs. Entrant will be responsible for obtaining all
consents necessary of any persons featured in any photograph for Costco to use the photograph for any pur-
pose contemplated by these rules. Failure to obtain consent will result in forfeiture of the prize. 9. All entries
become the property of Costco. Receipt of entries will not be acknowledged and entries will not be returned.
Costco assumes no responsibility for submitted photographs. 10. Entrant confirms and promises that entry is
original and does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party. By participating, entrant agrees
that ownership of the entry and all intellectual property rights in the entry is assigned to Costco, and will do all
things necessary to give effect to that assignment. Entrant agrees to sign any further documentation required
by Costco to give effect to this clause. 11. Employees of Costco Wholesale Corporation and members of their
immediate families (spouse/domestic partner and any children age 18 years or older living with the employee and having a valid Costco card) are not eligible to enter. Employees of sponsoring companies or members of their immediate families are
not eligible to enter. A separate contest will be held for Costco employees and their immediate families. 12. Entries must be postmarked by September 30, 2009. Award winners will be notified by December 2009. Winners will be notified by mail.
13. Mail entries to: Costco Members Photo Contest, P.O. Box 34088, Seattle, WA 98124-1088. 14. Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law, where a license is required or where subject to tax (other than tax on prizes awarded). All
federal, provincial, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners. 15. All fees and personal expenses incidental to redemption of prizes (as deemed necessary) will be the sole responsibility of the winners. 16. Prizes must be claimed
within 30 days of notification. If not claimed by this date, the prizes will be forfeited. All claims thereto following this date will be null and void. 17. No substitution or transfer of prizes except at the sole discretion of the sponsor. All restrictions apply.
18. Each winner must agree in writing that his or her name, likeness, city, winning photo and negative may be used by Costco for promotional and publication purposes without additional compensation. Prior to receiving prizes, each winner will be
required to sign a release provided by Costco to this effect and obtain a release or permission from anyone with proprietary rights in the winning photograph (such as artwork, trademarks or a person’s likeness). Refusal or inability to provide such
releases or permissions will result in entrant’s disqualification in this photo contest, and any prizes will be forfeited. 19. Costco reserves the right to cancel or suspend the contest should any cause beyond the control of Costco affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the contest, or for any other reason it deems appropriate, at its sole and absolute discretion.
For online entries and additional information go to
Submit online at
www.costcophotocontest.com Member Name
or cut out and tape this entry
form to the back of a 4"x 6"
or 5"x 7" photo and mail to:
P.O. Box 34088
Location of Photo
All entries must be postmarked
by September 30, 2009. Please sign that you have read and understand the contest rules.