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FUJIFILM 2022 / 2023 “CREATE WITH ME” SERIES OF IMAGE AND VIDEO CONTESTS

OFFICIAL RULES APPLICABLE TO EACH MONTHLY CONTEST WITHIN THE SERIES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING ANY CONTEST WITHIN THE SERIES. CONTESTS ARE VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

      1. Description.  The FUJIFILM 2022/2023 “CREATE WITH ME” Series of Image and Video Contests (each individually, a “Contest” and collectively, the “Contests”) is sponsored by FUJIFILM North America Corporation, 200 Summit Lake Drive, Valhalla, NY 10595, with the assistance of its advertising and promotional agencies (collectively, “Sponsor”).  The Series consists of a MONTHLY Contest open to current U.S. residents age 18 or above and consists of submission of an entry form and a specific, themed photographic image or video submission (as applicable to the specific Contest running that month) that will be judged against all other submissions received the same month in connection with that same Contest, using the judging criteria set forth below.  Each Monthly Contest winner in the Series of Contests will receive a prize package consisting of a single, Sponsor selected FUJIFILM X Series digital camera or an X Series digital camera with XF lens, with an approximate retail value between $1,399.95 and $2499.90, as further described below.  Contest winners will be required to sign a license and consent agreement with Sponsor relating to Sponsor’s use of the submitted images or videos, and to put Sponsor’s provided third party model and property release forms in place with any individuals or third party owned property reflected in the submitted images or videos.  Sponsor will link to each Contest winner’s Instagram profile and personal website (if applicable) in various marketing materials and otherwise promote the Contest winner’s photography and artistic activities.
      2. Eligibility: Each Monthly Contest is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of Contest entry. Limit one (1) entry per person and per email address in each Monthly Contest within the Series as further referenced below.  Employees of Sponsors, its promotional agencies and their parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible to enter or to win. The Monthly Contests in this Series are subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. All issues or questions arising relating to any Contest within this Series will be subject to the final determination of the Sponsor, whose determinations shall be final in all respects.
      3. Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in a Monthly Contest within this Contest Series constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to any Contest in the Series. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
      4. Timing: The Series of Contests begins April 1, 2022 and ends March 31, 2023 (the “Series End Date”). Each monthly Contest within the Series runs from 12:00 a.m. ET on the first day of each month and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on the last day of that month, as further outlined below.  Each monthly Contest consists of the various phases as set forth in the chart below.
        Phase Applicable to Each Month Start Date End Date
        Submission Phase 12:00 a.m. ET on 1st day of each Month 11:59 p.m. ET on last day of each Month
        Judging Phase and Winner Selection Generally, within the first 3 business days after the Monthly Contest End Date 7 business days later (Judging completed by the 10th business day of the following Month)
        Award Phase next ten (10) business days after Monthly Contest winner selection

        Each monthly Contest within the Series is subject to an applicable image or video style and theme which applies to the nature of submission and which is applicable to all entries/submissions of that particular Monthly Contest.  The image/video styles and  themes applicable to each, respective Monthly Contest are as follows:

        Applicable Contest Month Monthly Submission Requirement (Image or Video) Applicable Monthly Photographic Image/VideoTheme Applicable Photographer whose Style should be Reflected
        April 2022 2 Images, 1 of each Photographer Style Landscape Bryan Minear, Karen Hutton
        May 2022 2 Images, 1 of each Photographer Style Weddings Petronella Lugemwa, John Branch IV
        June 2022 2 Images, 1 of each Photographer Style Travel Rebecca Gaal, Justin Black
        July 2022 2 Images, 1 of each Photographer Style Nature Mio Monasch, Seth K. Hughes
        August 2022 2 Images, 1 of each Photographer Style Self portraits Chinelle Rojas, Caroline Tran
        September 2022 2 Images, 1 of each Photographer Style Editorial Claire Rosen, Alison Conklin
        October 2022 2 Images, 1 of each Photographer Style Fashion Kara Mercer, Aaron Anderson
        November 2022 2 Images, 1 of each Photographer Style Commercial Paul von Rieter, Brandon Ruffin
        December 2022 2 Images, 1 of each Photographer Style Portraits Miles Witt Boyer, THEGINGERB3ARDMEN
        January 2023 2 Videos, 1 of each Videographer Style Filmmaking Giulio Meliani, Ryan & Heidi
        February 2023 2 Images, 1 of each Photographer Style Documentary Bess Adler, Michael McCoy
        March 2023 2 Images, 1 of each Photographer Style Street Rinzi Ruiz, Derek Fahsbender

        Sponsor’s computer system is the official time-keeping and submission device for the Contest.

      5. How to Enter:  During the applicable submission phase of each Monthly Contest, entrants should visit www.ExposureCenter.com and follow the links and instructions to upload one (1) file meeting the criteria set forth below and otherwise the Contest Submission requirements applicable to that particular Monthly Contest. Based upon the requirements applicable to any given Monthly Contest, entry submissions must be either a photographic image or a video. Entrants should submit the applicable image or video file (as applicable to that Monthly Contest) along with the fully completed official Contest Entry Form at www.ExposureCenter.com.  Entrants must provide full name, a valid email and resident U.S. street address  (no P.O. Boxes), cell phone number, and confirmation that they meet the age and residence requirements as a condition to entry into each Monthly Contest within this Series.  Professional photographers may enter, but their Submission must not have been previously published or publicly displayed.  Your uploaded file for any given Monthly Contest is hereafter referred to as your submission (“Submission”). By uploading your Submission, you agree that your Submission conforms to the Content guidelines and restrictions listed below (collectively, the “Guidelines and Restrictions”) and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may remove your Submission and disqualify you from the applicable Monthly Contest without notice if it believes that your Submission fails to conform to the Guidelines and Restrictions.  Please note that in no event will your Submission be returned to you.Note that Entry Submissions will not be “rolled over” into the next Monthly Contest for any reason, and a new entry Submission must be made for any Monthly Contest you wish to enter.  You may enter each of the Monthly Contests within this Series, but as noted above, you may submit only one (1) entry Submission for each Monthly Contest.  Unless otherwise specifically agreed with you in writing, your Submission will be used by Sponsors exclusively for purposes of determining the winner of the applicable Monthly Contest as described and also potentially to visually represent the theme of the Monthly Contest in an online gallery at www.exposurecenter.com, as further described below through the Series End Date and for up to six (6) months thereafter. The winning Submissions of each Monthly Contest and any other Sponsor selected “honorable mention” applicable to any given Monthly Contest (selected at Sponsor’s option) may be used / posted / displayed in this manner, as hereafter described.Monthly Contest Entry Submission Guidelines and Restrictions:
        • Based upon each, respective Monthly Contest’s applicable requirements, the entry Submission must be provided in either image or video format.
          • Where required to be provided in image format, the Submission must not exceed two (2) images and each image must emulate one of the two (2)  different featured photographic styles applicable to that Monthly Contest.   For clarity, each Submission must include 1 image reflective of one of the applicable, named photographer’s style, and 1 image reflective of the other named photographer’s style.  Submission of two (2) images that reflect the same photographic style (in Sponsor’s judgment) will be disqualified without notice. All images must be .jpg images, 2500px in the widest dimension.  All EXIF and Metadata must be provided.
          • Where required to be provided in video format, the Submission must not exceed two (2) videos and each video must emulate one of the two (2) different featured video styles applicable to that Monthly Contest. For clarity, each Submission must include 1 video reflective of one of the applicable named videographer’s style, and 1 video reflective of the other named videographer’s style.  Submissions of two (2) videos that reflect the same video style (in Sponsor’s judgment) will be disqualified without notice. All video Submissions must be saved as .mp4, be no larger than 1920 x 1080 and no longer than 5 minutes. H.264 compression is preferred.
        • The Submission must not include or depict material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;
        • The Submission must not include or depict the disparagement of, or be likely to disparage, Sponsor, or any other person or party;
        • The Submission must not include or depict brand names or trademarks other than those owned by Sponsor, which entrant has a limited license to use to incorporate in his/her Submission(s) in this Series of Contests;
        • The Submission must not include or depict images or artwork not created by entrant. This includes, but is not limited to street art, graffiti, brand logos, artwork, sculptures, and visual graphics that are not owned, nor created by the entrant;
        • The Submission must not include or depict material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, inflammatory, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
        • The Submission must not include or depict material that promotes bigotry, racism, sexism, war, separatism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and
        • The Submission must not include or depict any illegal activity or any material that is unlawful, against public policy, political or politically divisive in nature, or in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations within the State of New York, the state of residence of the entrant, or any other state where the Submission is created.

        Entrant must have written permission from all individuals and owners of any third party property that are referenced or depicted in the Submission (if any) to use their name, voice, image, likeness and/or property in the Submission and to grant the rights set forth herein. If requested, entrant will be required to provide such permissions in a form reasonably acceptable to Sponsor. In the event the required permissions are not able to be provided by the entrant when requested by Sponsor, the entrant will be deemed ineligible for the applicable Monthly Contest and the entrant’s applicable Submission will be removed from consideration. The Released Parties (as defined in Section 9, below) are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed or misdirected Submissions, all of which will be void.

        For All Submissions/Entries: Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address per Monthly Contest. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Submissions/entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s Submissions/Entries and that entrant may be disqualified from that Monthly Contest. Use of any automated program to enter will result in disqualification. In addition, the same image or video Submission may not be submitted by any entrant in more than one (1) Monthly Contest Submission. As noted above, entries submitted in one month will not be “rolled over” for consideration the next month during this Contest, and a new entry Submission must be made by the entrant each new month in order for the Submission to be eligible for that Monthly Contest. In the event of a dispute as to any online Submission/Entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address.

        Please note that some entry Submissions may be used/posted/displayed by Sponsor promotionally, to visually represent the theme of the monthly Contest in an online gallery through the Series End Date and thereafter for a period of up to six (6) months. IThe winning images and/or videos from each Monthly Contest, and any additional “honorable mention” images and/or videos (which will be selected at the sole discretion of Sponsor in any given Month, if at all) may be shown in the online gallery at any time during such period. Submission and participation in this Series of Contests constitutes the entrant’s license and permission for this use/posting/display by Sponsor.

      6. Winner Determination: Winners of each Monthly Contest will be determined each month during the Judging Phase, when a panel of not less than three (3) qualified judges determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion will judge the Submissions received for that Monthly Contest, based on the following judging criteria:
        • Overall Representation of the Theme (25%)
        • Emotional Impact, including use of light, subject placement and the like (50%)
        • Suitability of Topic for Capture in Photographs and/or Video (25%)

        A total of two (2) Monthly Contest winners will be selected for each Monthly Contest of the Series.  Winners will be selected pursuant to the schedule outlined in Section 4 of these Official Rules. Each Contest winner in any given month will be the entrants submitting the two (2) highest-scoring Submissions based on the subjective determination of the panel of judges.  The scoring of the panel of judges will be final in all instances respecting each Monthly Contest.  In the event of a tie, the entrant who received the highest “Emotional Impact” score, as determined by the judges in their sole discretion, will be deemed the winner of that applicable Monthly Contest.  The winners will be notified by email to the email address provided with the Submission in accordance with the schedule outlined in Section 4.

      7.  Winner Requirements: Except where prohibited, each potential Monthly Contest winner will be required to sign and return a Declaration of Compliance, Liability and Publicity Release, a Photographic Image and/or Video License, and any other forms requested by Sponsor, all of which must be received by Sponsor without modification and in the form provided within five (5) business  days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim the applicable prize.  Information required will include a valid social security number, and all potential monthly winners must provide his/her social security number to Sponsor as a condition to being awarded the prize, so that proper 1099 documents can be issued at the prize value.  If a potential monthly winner cannot be contacted (such as if email bounces back as “undeliverable”), fails to promptly respond to the email notice provided, fails to execute and return the documentation in the form provided, without modification, and as requested by Sponsor, or fails to provide any other requested information within the referenced 5 business day period, or otherwise if any potential monthly prize winner does not comply with these Official Rules, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable, that potential winner forfeits the prize. If a potential Monthly Contest winner is disqualified for any reason, the prize may be awarded to a runner-up determined by the judges, if any, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.Acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify each Monthly Contest winner’s agreement and consent that Sponsor and its designees, including the Released Parties (defined in Section 9, below) may use the winner’s name, city, state, likeness, Submission/Entry and/or prize information for promotional, advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law.
      8. Prizes and Expectation of Prize Use: TWO (2) CONTEST WINNERS WILL BE SELECTED ON A MONTHLY BASIS, FOR EACH MONTHLY CONTEST.  Each of the selected two (2) Monthly Contest winners will receive a prize package selected by Sponsor for that particular month, consisting of a FUJIFILM X Series digital camera or an X Series digital camera with XF lens, with an approximate retail value of between $1,399.95 and $2,499.90 as outlined below.
        Month of Contest Nature of X Series Prize Package Offered for the 2 Contest Winners this Month ARV (in USD) of Each Prize Package Offered, for each of the 2 selected  Monthly Contest Winners Aggregate ARV  (in USD) of All Prize Packages Offered in connection with the Monthly Contest
        April 2022 X-T4 digital camera & XF16-80mm lens $2199.95 $4399.90
        May 2022 X-T4 digital camera & XF16-80mm lens $2199.95 $4399.90
        June 2022 X-E4 digital camera & XF18-55mm lens $1549.90 $3099.80
        July 2022 X-S10 digital camera & XF70-300mm lens $1799.90 $3599.80
        August 2022 X-S10 digital camera & XF16-55mm lens $2199.90 $4399.80
        September 2022 X-T4 digital camera & XF33mm lens $2499.90 $4999.80
        October 2022 X-T4 digital camera & XF16-80mm lens $2199.95 $4399.90
        November 2022 X-S10 digital camera & XF18-55mm lens $1399.95 $2799.90
        December 2022 X-T4 digital camera & XF16-80mm lens $2199.95 $4399.90
        January 2023 X-S10 digital camera & XF18-55mm lens $1399.95 $2799.90
        February 2023 X-T4 digital camera & XF16-80mm lens $2199.95 $4,399.90
        March 2023 X100V digital camera $1399.95 $2799.90

        The  total of all prizes offered in connection with this Series of Contests is  ARV: $46,498.40

        Prizes will be fulfilled promptly after the Monthly Contest winners have been notified and verified, generally within 30 days from the selection and notification of the applicable, two (2) Monthly Contest winners.

        ARV is subject to price fluctuations in the consumer marketplace based on, among other things, any gap in time between the date the ARV is estimated for purposes of these Official Rules and the date the prize is awarded or redeemed.  Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use, and winners acknowledge that a 1099 will be issued by Sponsor for the ARV of the prize.

      9.  Release: By acceptance of any prize, each Monthly Contest winner agrees that he/she will not sell, offer for sale, or transfer to any third party, any elements of the prize package provided for a period of eighteen (18) months from receipt.  By acceptance, each Monthly Contest prize winner agrees that he/she releases and holds harmless the Sponsor, its parent and affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/Contest agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.  The sole remedy available to the Monthly Contest prize winners in this Series in connection with any prize package issues or defects experienced will be as outlined in the applicable limited product warranties.
      10. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify this Series of Contests, or any Monthly Contest hereunder, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of such Series or Monthly Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. If Sponsor terminates the Series or any given Monthly Contest, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, determine the winners from among all non-suspect, eligible Submissions received in connection with the current Monthly Contest up to time of such action using the judging procedure outlined above. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the Submission process or the operation of the Series or any Monthly Contest or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this Series or any Monthly Contest or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and void all associated Submissions/Entries. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Series or any Monthly Contest thereunder may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
      11. Limitations of Liability: Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, printing, typographical or other errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Series or any Monthly Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the submission process or any other portion of the Series or any Monthly Contest; (4) printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the Series or any Monthly Contest, the uploading, the processing or judging of Submissions or votes or the tabulating of votes, the announcement of the prizes or in any Series- or Monthly Contest-related materials; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in any Monthly Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize (including any travel/activity related thereto). Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable Submissions or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Released Parties are not responsible for any unauthorized third party use of any Submission/Entry.
      12.  Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Series or any Monthly Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by a state court located within the state of New York; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering any Monthly Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Series and/or any Monthly Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.
      13. Entrant’s Personal Information: Information collected from entrant in connection with each Monthly Contest is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy located at https://www.fujifilm.com/privacy_policy/, as supplemented by these Official Rules.
      14. Winner List: For the identity of the Monthly Contest winners, visit www.ExposureCenter.com. Each of the Monthly Contest winners will be posted after winner confirmation is complete, and will remain posted in any event until June 30, 2023.

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