For online entries and additional information go to www.costcophotocontest.com.
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 af;xed 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 re;ect the theme. Decisions of the judges are ;nal. 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 status has been veri;ed as current by Costco. 6. One entry per membership cardholder; additional entries will be disquali;ed. 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 identi;able people in their photographs. Entrant will be responsible for obtaining all consents neces- sary of any persons featured in any photograph for Costco to use the photograph for any purpose 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 re- turned. Costco assumes no responsibility for submitted photographs. 10. Entrant con;rms and prom- ises 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 eli- gible to enter. Employees of sponsoring companies or members of their immediate families are not eli- gible 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 noti;ed by December 2009. Winners will be noti;ed 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 noti;cation. 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 ex- cept 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 disquali;ca- tion 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 ole and absolute discretion. All entries must be postmarked by September 30, 2009. Submit online at
www.costcophotocontest.com or cut out and tape this entry form to the back of a 4"x 6" or 5"x 7" photo and mail to: Costco Members Photo Contest P.O. Box 34088 Seattle, Washington 98124-1088 Member Name Address City State Zip Code Home Phone Membership No. Location of Photo Please sign that you have read and understand the contest rules. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMEN T OF AN Y KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CON TEST. photo. 4. Must be 18 years or older to enter. 5. Entrant must be a current membership cardholder of all identi;able people in their photographs. Entrant will be responsible for obtaining all consents neces- ises that entry is original and does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party. By any children age 18 years or older living with the employee and having a valid Costco card) are not eli- 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
Costco International Photo Contest 2009
International Grand Prize:
$1,500 Costco Cash card
Give us your
$1,000 Costco Cash card.
$500 Costco Cash card.
$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.)