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Official Rules: AARP Family Vacation Photo Contest

AARP Family Vacation Photo Contest

Official Rules


Eligibility: The AARP Family Vacation Photo Memory Contest (the "Contest") is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia) who are 21 years or older at the time of entry and who are registered and participating in the AARP Online Community Forums. Employees of AARP, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees, are not eligible to enter or to win.  The term "immediate family members" includes spouses, parents, siblings, children and grandchildren. In addition, individuals who have won a contest or sweepstakes in the AARP online community within the past calendar year shall not be eligible for a prize.

2. Timing: The Contest begins on April 27, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on May 31, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the "Contest Period").

3. To enter: To enter, you must (a) register online to join the AARP Online Community during the Contest Period and (b) post an entry in the community forums throughout the Contest Period.  Be sure to complete all of the required information and follow instructions for submitting your registration.

Posts may not contain material that is sexually explicit, disparaging, libelous, indecent, obscene or otherwise inappropriate, as determined by Sponsor and Judges in their sole discretion.  The use of automated entries or programs or entries submitted by third parties is prohibited and such entries will be disqualified.  To be eligible for the prize you must post on the community during the contest period. All entries will become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.  Sponsor shall have the right to edit, adapt and publish any or all of the Contest posts and may use them in any media without compensation to the entrant or any other person or entity. Sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible entries or for failure to receive entries due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind.  All entries become property of Sponsor and none will be returned.

4. What Could I Win? One Prize Awarded:  There will be one entry chosen as the winner.  The winner will win a new digital camera.   Please note: To be eligible for a prize you must post on the community during the contest period (April 28, 2015 - May 31, 2015).  In addition, entrants will compete for a chance to be featured on

5. How Will the Winner Be Selected? All posts of eligible entries will be judged by AARP (the "Judge").  Prize: The winner will be selected based on his/her posts in accordance with the following criteria ("Criteria"): (1) Creativity 50% and (2) Photographic quality 50%.

6. When Will the Winner Be Notified? The potential winner will be notified on or about June 29, 2015 after the selection via e-mail and/or AARP online community message center. Sponsor's inability to reach Winner, the return of any prize notification as undeliverable and/or Winner's failure to respond to a prize notification within 48 hours may result in his/her disqualification, the forfeiture of all interest in the prize, and the selection of a substitute winner from among all remaining eligible entries.  

7. What Other Terms Apply? Winner may waive his/her right to receive prize.  With Sponsor's approval the Prize may be assignable.  No substitutions allowed by Winner.  The Prize is subject to availability and Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Except where prohibited, acceptance of a prize constitutes Winner's consent to the Sponsor's publication of his/her name, biographical information and likeness in any media for any commercial or promotional purpose, without limitation or further compensation.  By participating, contestants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and Contest Judge, which shall be final in all respects.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Contest.  In the event the fairness or proper administration of the Contest is compromised by a virus, tampering or other cause beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest.  All users should seek expert financial advice and consult their own tax advisers or financial planners for any specific financial issues.

8. Who Is the Sponsor?  The Contest is sponsored by AARP, 601 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20049.  Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Contest.

9. How Can I Request the Winner's Name?  To find out the winner's name, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: "AARP Family Vacation Photo Contest," Online Community Team, AARP 601 E. Street, Washington, DC, 20049.  Requests must be received by July 15, 201.


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