Scenic Caves Nature Adventures is proud to announce its spring photo caption contest.  Set in one of Canada’s sixteen UNESCO biosphere reserve, our magnificent Niagara Escarpment property is home to a variety of wildlife.Owl Photo Caption Contest button

Be creative!  Have a hoot! Submit a caption for the photo. The caption may be up to 50 characters in length (including spaces and punctuation).

The subject of the photo is an owl, joining a treetop canopy walk during an Eco Adventure Tour at Scenic Caves.

All submissions will be entered into a HOOT OF A PHOTO CAPTION CONTEST to win:

Eco Adventure Tour for two:  Guided 3 hour treetop canopy walk, ziplining and all day access to the Park
Age, height and weight restrictions apply.

Enter the contest online until May 1, 2014 via the Scenic Caves Nature Adventures website:  www.sceniccaves.com.  Share this with your friends.

The winner will be drawn on May 4, 2014 in celebration of Bird Day.  Random submissions will be regularly posted on our FB page and Twitter in advance of the contest closing date:  https://www.facebook.com/ScenicCavesNatureAdventures
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Prize is valid until October 31, 2014.

OFFICIAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

Photo captions must not contain obscenity, explicit sexual material, profanity, or calls or incitement to violence. Submissions also must not contain content that could be considered abusive, inflammatory, denigrating, or disrespectful to Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, or to groups, individuals or institutions.

The caption may be up to 50 characters in length (including spaces and punctuation).

TO ENTER: 
Enter online at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures and submit your caption on the contest page.

No purchase is necessary.  A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.

The entry form is only available in English and all entries must be submitted in English.

Upon entering the contest you will be invited to receive e-mail from Scenic Caves Nature Adventures. To opt out, simply click “unsubscribe” upon receipt of your first e-mail.

Once a caption has been accepted for entry into the contest, the contestant’s name may be publically identified at the sole discretion of Scenic Caves Nature Adventures.

By entering, contestants agree to permit their submission to be selected randomly and posted on our website and social media in advance of the contest closing date.  Contestants understand this does not increase their chances of winning.

CONTEST PERIOD: 

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures photo caption contest “Hoot of a Photo Caption Contest” begins on April 7, 2014 at 9am for submitting entries, and ends at 11:59pm on May 1, 2014.  All entries must be received by the closing date/time.

ELIGIBILITY AND RESTRICTIONS: 

Contest is open to any individual over the age of majority (19 years of age or older at the time of entry) and a legal resident of Ontario.  Proof of age and residence may be required. Only one (1) entry per person is permitted.

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures officers, directors, representatives, employees, their affiliates and subsidiaries, and each of their respective advertising, promotion, publicity, production, and judging agencies, respective immediate family members and those with whom they are domiciled, are not eligible to enter the Contest.

By entering, entrants accept and agree to be bound by the decisions of Scenic Caves Nature Adventures and these Official Rules which are final, and to comply with all federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. Terms and conditions may be changed at any time without notice. Changes to the Contest Rules shall be posted only at www.sceniccaves.com.

PRIZES:

All entries received will be entered into the contest to win the following prize:

  •  Eco Adventure Tour for two:  Guided 3 hour treetop canopy walk and ziplining.  It includes:  three hour guided tour featuring a hike to the suspension bridge, Tractor/wagon ride through the forest, treetop forest canopy walk (600 meters across 10” wide airborne walkways strung between a web of platform decks), 300 ft. zipline through forest (45 ft. vertical drop / 14 meters), explore most caves & caverns, 1000 ft. zipline across escarpment (150 ft. vertical drop/ 100 meters).  Plus all day access to Caves & Caverns, Suspension Bridge, Rocky the Train, Children’s Adventure Playground, Trout Pond, Picnic Areas.  *Age, height and weight restrictions apply.

*Height and weight restrictions apply:
Eco Adventure Tour:  Guests must be between 70 lbs. and less than 250 lbs. Guests must be over 4’8″ tall or with someone who can reach 6 foot 2 inches high.

All prizes must be redeemed by October 31, 2014 and are subject to Scenic Caves Nature Adventures hours of operation and weather conditions. The Eco Adventure Tour is subject to availability and reservations are required.

Prize must be accepted as described in these rules and cannot be transferred to another person, substituted for another prize, substituted for cash, or exchanged in whole or in part. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value at Sponsor’s discretion. Any costs or expenses incurred by the winner in claiming or using the entrant’s prize will be the responsibility of the winner.

TAXES:  

If applicable, the Winner is solely responsible for reporting the value of the prize they receive for the purpose of federal or provincial taxes and payment of any federal or provincial taxes, which may be connected with the Prize, and the payment of any income taxes related thereto.

NOTIFICATION AND AWARDING OF PRIZES: 

A random draw for the prize will be awarded at midnight on May 1, 2014.

Winners will be notified by email and within five (5) business days from the date of the prize draw and will be required to sign and return an Statement of Eligibility and Publicity/Liability Release, within fifteen (15) days of notification. Winners will be required to: confirm their compliance with these Contest Rules; confirm their acceptance of the Prize as awarded; and consent to the publication of their name for publicity purposes.

If a potential winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize or fails to sign and return the completed and executed Statement/Publicity Release as required, or if the Prize Notification is returned as undeliverable, prize will be forfeited. If prize is unclaimed, an alternate winner will be selected at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures’ sole discretion.

You are not a winner unless your submission is verified. The information in winner’s Statement of Eligibility must be correct and must mirror the information provided in winner’s entry or winner is disqualified.  Mail completed Statement/Publicity Release to: Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, PO Box 215, Collingwood, ON, L9Y 3Z5.

ODDS OF WINNING:

The odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible contest entries received.

PROMOTIONAL RELEASE: 

Unless otherwise prohibited by law, acceptance of the prize constitutes permission to use winner’s name, picture, likeness, address (city), written and oral statements and biographical information for advertising and publicity purposes for the Sponsor and for this and/or similar promotions, without compensation.

GENERAL CONTEST CONDITIONS:

By entering into the photo caption contest, the contestant grants Scenic Caves Nature Adventures the unrestricted rights to use the photo caption for any purpose. This includes, but is not limited to, publishing the photograph in print or electronic form for promotional purposes without further compensation or crediting.

The Sponsor and those working for the Sponsor or on the behalf of the Sponsor, will not be responsible for lost, late, misdirected, email and for Internet, computer hardware and software, phone, and other technical errors, malfunctions and delays, or any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Contest Administrator that may cause damage to a Contest Entrant’s or any other person’s computer, including downloading any material from the Contest website www.sceniccaves.com.

The Sponsor and its affiliated companies are not responsible for any inaccuracies in information which may be used in the Contest, or for any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of entries, including data entered by contestants.

The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify or cancel all or any portions of the Contest because of technical errors or malfunctions, viruses, hackers, or for other reasons that corrupt the Contest in any manner. The Sponsor also reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entrant who fails to comply with these Official Rules, who attempts to enter the Contest in any manner or through any means other than as described in these Official Rules, or who attempts to disrupt the Contest or to circumvent any of these Official Rules. Any person entering this contest or trying to do so by any means which go against the intention of these Rules and which would be unfair to the other participants will be automatically disqualified and Scenic Caves Nature Adventures reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law – including criminal prosecution.

In the event of a dispute concerning who submitted an email entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized holder of the email account from which the entry is made. The “authorized account holder” is the person to whom an email address is assigned by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

Entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, its affiliates and subsidiaries, and each of its respective directors, officers, employees, agents, successors, and assigns, from any damage, injury, death, loss, or other liability that may arise from entrant’s participation in the Contest or the awarding, acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize. All entrants agree that Canadian law shall apply exclusively to the Contest and that any dispute with respect to the Contest shall be resolved in either the federal or provincial courts located in the Province of Ontario.

Winner’s name and photo caption will be posted on the website www.sceniccaves.com for thirty (30) days.

PRIVACY POLICY:

The information that you provide in connection with the Contest may be used for the Sponsor’s internal purposes and to send you Sponsor’s newsletters and other information about  the Sponsor, but will not be provided to third parties, except as necessary for the administration of the Contest or as required by law or legal process. If you would like your name removed from Sponsor’s mailing list or if you do not wish to receive Sponsor’s newsletter, write to the Sponsor at the address below, or send an email to: info@sceniccaves.com with “Hoot of a Photo Caption Contest” in the subject field.

CONTEST SPONSOR:

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures: PO Box 215, Collingwood, ON, L9Y 3Z5

GOOD LUCK!

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