Complete Photo Contest Rules

1. Eligibility


The American Tin Ceiling Company, "Show us Your Best #Tinstallation" ("Contest") is open to residents of the continental U.S. (not including Alaska and Hawaii), 18 years of age or older, except employees of Net Direct Merchants And subsidiaries (or add all of these parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, shareholders, directors, agents and representatives) and any of our vendors, as well as any members of their immediate families.

2. Entry

To enter: submit your best high quality, professional level photograph. Minimum requirements are a width of at least 500 pixels with camera settings on high. Preference will be given to DLSR and professional quality photographs. You must include a brief description of what/where the installation is (residential or commercial). You may submit as many photos as you like, and each will count as a separate entry. One winner will be chosen per quarter (ending March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31) based on photographic quality (lighting, angle, color, installation type, etc.) by a panel of interior designers. Photos will be judged on the following criteria: 33% composition, 33% photographic quality and 33% Facebook Votes.

PHOTO USE: By posting a photo you are agreeing that you have the right and permission necessary to post the photo and are giving The American Tin Ceiling Company permission to publish it. All photos become property of The American Tin Ceiling Company upon uploading to Facebook. Uploading your photo to Facebook designates your entry into the contest. Entering photos in the contest waives your right to the photo and any future inspection and/or approval of future use by The American Tin Ceilings Company. Photos entered could subsequently be used in other means of communications (including but not limited to marketing efforts and advertising via web, print, video, audio or television. Uploading your photo into the American Tin Ceilings Company contest indicates that you have read and understood the above rules and are knowingly and voluntarily participating in the American Tin Ceilings photo contest.

Additionally, photographers must have sufficient permission of any recognizable models or other persons appearing in the photograph to be able to grant to The American Tin Ceiling Co. the right to display their photographic submission online. The American Tin Ceiling Co. will not be liable for any legal disputes concerning photograph permissions. Any contest submissions that receive legal challenges from either copyright infringement or insufficient permissions will be removed from the contest. Photographs that include sculptures, statues, paintings, and other works of art will be accepted as long as they do not constitute copyright infringement or fraud.

The American Tin Ceiling Company is not responsible for technical or computer failures, errors or data loss of any kind, lost or unavailable Internet or SMS connections, failed, incomplete, garbled or deleted computer or network transmissions, inability to access any web site, cellular or on-line service, any other error or malfunction, late, lost, illegible or misdirected entries, or for printing errors in any advertisement, entry form or the rules. If the Contest cannot be conducted as planned for any reason, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of The American Tin Ceilings Company which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper administration of the Contest, The American Tin Ceilings Company reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. The American Tin Ceilings Company reserves the right to disqualify any entrant that tampers with the operation of the Contest or website or violates the Official Rules of the Contest.

By purchasing from our website and by entering the Contest, you agree to the use of your personal information as described in the Privacy Policy. Each entry will be deemed made by the holder of the e-mail account used to purchase the qualifying product.

3. Prizes

Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. One grand prize winner for the best photo (as chosen by our panel of interior design experts) will receive an Apple iPad Mini (or gift card for equivalent amount for $299). In the event that the aforementioned prizes are not available, The American Tin Ceilings Company has the right to award a prize of similar value.

Prize is not transferrable, and may not be substituted or redeemed for cash. Offer subject to federal, state and local regulations and laws and is void where taxed, restricted or prohibited.

A winner will be chosen within 20 days of each new quarter (January 20, April 20, July 20, October 20). The winner will be contacted via email and/or phone by an authorized representative of the American Tin Ceilings Company and informed how to claim their prize. In the event the original winner does not claim the prize within two weeks of the announcement date, the American Tin Ceilings Company may elect to award the prize to an alternative winner as chosen by the experts.

4. General

Payment of all federal, state and local taxes is the sole responsibility of the winner, and the winner may receive an IRS Form 1099 or equivalent from the American Tin Ceilings Company.

By participating in the Contest, the winner agrees to have their name or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this Contest. By accepting the prize, the winner grants the American Tin Ceilings Company the right to use the winner's name, voice, picture and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and publicity in any and all media now known or hereafter invented, without further permission or additional compensation (except where prohibited by law). All expenses on receipt and use of prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to release the American Tin Ceilings Company and its respective parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in directly or indirectly in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of the prize or while preparing for, participating in, and/or traveling to any Contest or prize-related activity.

By entering the contest, each participant agrees to the rules presented in this document. The American Tin Ceilings Company and Net Direct Merchants reserve the right to make changes in the rules of the Contest, which will become effective upon announcement. The American Tin Ceilings Company is not responsible for errors in the rules, their announcements, or the administration of the Contest.