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1st Place $500      2nd Place $300      3rd Place $200

Open to All PetGroomer.com Visitors Meeting Eligibility Requirements

Enter Contest Between June 9, 2011 to August 9, 2011 - Read Rules Below!!
 

 

Winner of My Pet's Face 2010 Contest
Luna by Bernie Rogers

Welcome to the 2nd Annual My Pet's Face Contest sponsored by Groomers Choice Pet Products. Anyone may enter, yes even our career seekers considering a grooming career.

What are we looking for? Well, look at Luna's picture on the left. What a beauty and the picture is all about HER FACE. So we are talking CLOSE-UP photography! Think portrait! We are not judging your grooming skills BUT your pet dog or cat should look clean and picture perfect for their portrait. Be sure to read the ENTIRE Official Rules below, at the bottom of this page. Don't get disqualified, please take a few moments to read the Official Rules.

1st Place $500 Groomers Choice Gift Certificate

2nd Place $300 Groomers Choice Gift Certificate

3rd Place Groomers Choice $200 Gift Certificate

   
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How to Enter and Official Rules - 2nd Annual My Pet's Face Contest

Important Photo Guidelines
  • We're looking for that wonderful expression of character unique to your pet's face in a great CLOSE-UP, portrait style photo. Show us your pet's best face expression by entering the 2nd Annual My Pet's Face Contest at PetGroomer.com.

  • You may enter dogs or cats.

  • Refer to Luna by Bernie Rogers, the winning photo for the 1st Annual contest. Notice the pet's face takes up around 50% of the photo space. That should be your minimum, we are looking for pet face close-ups.

  • Your pet must be a dog or cat and you must be the owner of the pet(s).

  • You can enter a total of 4 photos, but each photo must be of a DIFFERENT PET you own. Therefore, one photo per pet.

  • There should only be ONE PET in any photo you enter. Please, no pets in the background, and no people, not even you, the pet owner. Again, see the winning photo from last year above, Luna. In fact, a simple background best shows off your pets.

  • Once again, you must be the owner of pet(s) you enter.

  • "Photoshop" or picture enhancement with photo software is acceptable on a strictly limited basis. You may use photo software to sharpen, remove red eye spots, and to balance colors to natural colors distorted by flash and other lighting. Please do not send photos with "effects" such as adding stars and sparkles, reflections, halos, blurred or softened edges, cropped shaping and similar effects. If this were a photography contest these enhancements would matter, but we are looking for clear pictures of your pet's expression communicated well in very lightly retouched photos as mentioned previously.

  • You must be 18 years of age at the time you enter the contest. Void where prohibited.

How to Submit Your Photo Entry(s)

  • Important. Send only 1 pet per entry. You must send a separate email with photo per entry. If you enter 4 different pets, you should send 4 emails, 1 per pet entry. We are not accepting entries by postal mail, only email.

  • Important. Each email entry should include your legal name, postal mail address, telephone. Please ATTACH your photos in JPG format to the email, please do not EMBED the photo in the body of your email whenever possible. Embedding a photo inside the body of an email means we have to "remove" and that process can affect photo quality before we are done. So, use the ATTACH FILE function in email programs, and make sure your photos are in JPG format for best quality.

  • Important. Photos must in JPG (best) or GIF (not best for photos) formats only please. Your photo will be resized by our office as need to approximately the size of the cat photo above, about 300 to 400 pixels wide. Again, that's why a close-up shot is important.

  • We strongly encourage you to pay attention to the quality of your photo(s). Red eye spots and other glares in your pet eyes will lower the quality of your entries and chances of winning. Avoid blurry or grainy photos please. See additional details below about judging.

  • Send your entries by email to: petsworth@earthlink.net

  • Please allow several days for your photo(s) to be posted. It takes time to size and mount them on web pages. We will try to send a confirmation back when your email is received and we start working on it.

  • We are not responsible for emails that do not reach us. All entries will be posted on this web page.

  • You must send your entry(s) by 11:59 pm August 9, 2011.

  • The winners will be announced approximately Sunday, August 21, 2011 on this web page and at the GroomerTALK Community Forum.

  • Please do NOT discuss your entry(s) on GroomerTALK Forum until after the winners are announced.

Judging

We will invite a representative of Groomer's Choice Pet Products to join PetGroomer.com management in judging photos.

Eligible entries will be judged as follows:

  • Pet's facial expression 70%

  • Photo composition and quality 20%

  • Grooming 10% (This is not a grooming contest. We do expect, regardless of breed or mixed breed, clean attractive pets. Creative grooming is allowed (ensure it is legal in your area), but we will not be judging the quality of your creative efforts. We expect your basic grooming to ENHANCE the EXPRESSION and attractiveness of the pet shown.)

Any photo that appears to be causing distress, discomfort, discredit or danger to a pet may be disqualified at the discretion of Find A Groomer Inc.

Additional Official Rules

Contest Period

Entries accepted June 9, 2011 to 11:59 pm August 9, 2011. Winners will be announced online approximately August 21, 2011.

Acceptance of Terms

The My Pet's Face Contest is solely part of PetGroomer.com owned, operated and provided by Find A Groomer, Inc. to you free of charge, "as is," and subject to all applicable laws and regulations and the following Official Rules, which may be updated by Find A Groomer, Inc. from time to time without notice to you. You can review the most current version of the Official Rules at any time by coming to this web page. By accessing PetGroomer.com and participating in its games and promotions, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these Official Rules. In addition, when accessing this contest page, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services which may be posted from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into these Official Rules.

Automatic Disqualification Warning Notice for Entries

Find A Groomer, Inc. will comprise the entirety of Contests judges, and may invite a guest judge to participate which will be announced before judging begins.

Winners will be announced on this Contest page and the GroomerTALK Community forum at PetGroomer.com.

Contests are provided "as is" without express or implied warranties of any kind, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. While the Contests use its best efforts to include accurate and up to date information Find A Groomer, Inc. makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy. Find A Groomer, Inc. assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Contests. Find A Groomer, Inc. assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, misdelivery or failure to store any user communication or personalization settings.

The Contests are subject to all applicable laws in any state or other jurisdiction. Participation in the games and promotions is void in every jurisdiction in which participation is prohibited by any law, statute, regulation or other appropriate authority. Find A Groomer, Inc. does not warrant that participation in the games and promotions at the Contests is permitted in any jurisdiction.

Find A Groomer, Inc. may, in its sole discretion and at any time, modify or discontinue the Contests; limit, terminate or suspend your use of or access to the Contests; and/or make changes to these Official Rules or the game specific official rules.

Participation

By participating in the Contests, you accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules, the decision of the game judges which shall be final and binding in all respects, and by individual games and promotion official rules and regulations. Further, by participating in the Contest you agree to be bound by the PetGroomer.com Mission Statement, Disclaimer Notice and Privacy published at www.petgroomer.com/mission.htm.

Eligibility

Contests may be played by U.S. Citizens and residents of Canada except Quebec. Limit one prize per entrant. You may only enter Division 1 or Division 2 of the contest, not both.

No purchase or fee is required to play or win the Contests. Contests are open to persons eighteen (18) years of age or older unless noted otherwise at the time they enter the contest.

The eligibility to receive prizes after winning any prize in the Contests are subject to all of the provisions contained in these Official Rules, without limitation. Should Find A Groomer, Inc. determine, in its sole discretion, that any PetGroomer.com visitor or entrant has violated any of the prohibitions contained in the Official Rules, Find A Groomer, Inc. shall have no obligation to award any prizes won by violators.

Find A Groomer, Inc. assumes no responsibility for lost, late or misdirected mail, email or electronic communication. Incomplete, illegible, or mutilated communications, will be disqualified.

Registration and Privacy Issues

All official entries to win prizes become the exclusive property of Find A Groomer, Inc., owner/operator/provider of PetGroomer.com. Find A Groomer, Inc., may at its discretion continue to publish all entries without limitation. No limit to the duration of the display of entries shall be affected upon Find A Groomer, Inc.

By entering the Contest(s), you agree and accept that Find A Groomer, Inc. may be required to file certain information with various governmental agencies with respect to prizes exceeding certain amounts, and, in such event, an entrant that wins any such prize must complete any written materials that may be required by any such governmental agencies and will be requested to do so by Find A Groomer, Inc. Failure of an entrant to comply with Find A Groomer, Inc.'s request will result in the winners forfeiture of such prize. Winners are solely responsible for all Federal, state, local or other applicable taxes with respect to the prizes awarded by the Contest.

To read the complete Find A Groomer's Privacy Policy, see www.petgroomer.com/mission.htm.

Prizes and Prize Winners

Winners of Contests will receive a timely notification congratulating him/her on winning, usually within 30 days of the winners being announced. In most cases, the notification is in the form of an e-mail prompt notifying the entrant of his or her win, and a prize claim form by regular postal mail. Subject to the provisions of this paragraph and where appropriate, winnings are mailed by postal mail or courier WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER CONFIRMATION OF A VALID WIN CLAIM. In order to receive prizes, winning entrants must be eligible as described in these Official Rules. E-MAIL NOTIFICATIONS DO NOT CONSTITUTE A GUARANTEE OF PAYMENT OF ANY KIND. Find A Groomer, Inc. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO VERIFY THE ELIGIBILITY OF ALL WINNERS PRIOR TO MAKING ANY PAYMENT TO THEM OF ANY KIND. Find A Groomer, Inc. ALSO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE PAYMENT TO ANY PERSONS WHO ARE NOT ELIGIBLE AS DESCRIBED IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

For a list of Prize Winners for any of the Contest, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Find A Groomer, Inc.
P.O. Box 2489
Yelm, WA 98597

Residents of WA and VT may omit return postage on self-addressed envelopes. Allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery of any requested winners list.

Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the prize winners.

Winners who provide only a PO Box on their entry or prize claim may be required to provide an alternate address for delivery of prizes.

When applicable, all taxes, meals, entertainment, tips, transportation, and all other items not specified herein or in the game specific official rules are the responsibility of the winner. The prize or prizes cannot be exchanged for cash and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion. All prizes are subject to availability. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted.

Winners will be notified by e-mail and receive a first class postal mail confirmation. All game winners may be required to submit valid identification to Find A Groomer, Inc. and to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity and Liability Release Form within five (5) business days of first notification. Failure to comply within this time period may result in disqualification and awarding of the prize or winnings to another eligible entrants.
Limitations of Liability and Release

All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Find A Groomer, Inc. is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate registrations or games play information or entry of information. Find A Groomer, Inc./PetGroomer.com assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or authorized access to, or alteration of, Find A Groomer, Inc./PetGroomer.com is not responsible for any problems, errors or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line-systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, or software, or any failure of email on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to participants or to any other personís computer related to or resulting from participating at the Contests. If, for any reason, the Contests are not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Find A Groomer, Inc./PetGroomer.com which corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of Find A Groomer, Inc. reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contests. Find A Groomer, Inc./PetGroomer.com is not responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, stolen, misdirected, damaged or postage due communications. ANY ATTEMPT BY A PETGROOMER.COM VISITOR OR ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF the Contest IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, Find A Groomer, Inc./PetGroomer.com RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Any communication that is illegible, incomplete, late will be disqualified. Find A Groomer, Inc. reserves the right to halt the play of a game or games at any time and for any duration of time due to situations beyond its control such as strikes, acts of God, etc. Find A Groomer, Inc. reserves the exclusive right, exercisable in its sole discretion, to (i) add additional games, along with such games' official rules, to the Contest at any time, or (ii) discontinue the Contest game at any time without notice. Find A Groomer, Inc. further reserves the exclusive right, exercisable at any time, without notice, to amend, add to, delete from, alter or otherwise change the Official Rules, or the games specific official rules, in such manner as Find A Groomer, Inc., in its sole discretion, shall determine appropriate for playing the Contests and operating the Contests on the Internet. All decisions made with respect to the Contests, these Official Rules and the games specific official rules are the sole responsibility of Find A Groomer, Inc. The Contests may not be used for any form of gambling. The Contests are void where prohibited by law.

All PetGroomer.com site visitors may participate in the Contest, at any time, but only eligible entrants according to these Official Rules may be awarded prizes resulting from playing the Contests. PetGroomer.com visitors and entrants release Find A Groomer, Inc. its employees, officers, directors, banner advertisers, representatives and agents, and its successors and assigns from all liability from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind including, without limitation, personal injuries, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy, either directly or indirectly related to or arising from the use or misuse of the Contest or from acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of any prize. Each PetGroomer.com visitor and entrant further acknowledges that such parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the games and promotions on the Contest or any prize, including but not limited to its quality or fitness for a particular purpose. They agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the games specific official rules. They consent to the use of their names and likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. Find A Groomer, Inc. and its agents are not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit their ability to participate in the Contests web site activities and games. Find A Groomer, Inc., by law, may be required to withhold certain taxes or other assessments with respect to the prizes awarded on the Contest and reserves the right to withhold any such applicable taxes with respect to such prizes.

Disclaimer Regarding Advertisers, Sponsors and Linked Content

Find A Groomer, Inc. may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other sites or resources located on the World Wide Web. Find A Groomer, Inc. has no control over such sites and resources. You acknowledge and agree that Find A Groomer, Inc. is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Find A Groomer, Inc. shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Contest, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that Find A Groomer, Inc. shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Contests or PetGroomer.com in general.

Find A Groomer, Inc./PetGroomer.com encourages you to exercise discretion while using the Contests to browse the Internet. Find A Groomer, Inc./PetGroomer.com may produce or otherwise link you to sites containing information that some people may find inappropriate or offensive. Find A Groomer, Inc. makes no representations concerning any effort to review the content of any of the sites listed in any Find A Groomer, Inc./PetGroomer.com online or print publication. Find A Groomer, Inc. shall not be held responsible for the accuracy, copyright or trademark compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in sites listed in any Find A Groomer, Inc./PetGroomer.com online or print publication.

Copyrights and Trademarks

The documents and information on the Contests are copyrighted materials of their respective owner and/or Find A Groomer, Inc. and its other content providers and partners. Reproduction or storage of materials retrieved from this service is subject to the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, Title 17 U.S.C.

The trademarks and service marks displayed on the Contest, including, but not limited to, the names of all games, contests, photographs, and promotions are registered and unregistered trademarks and service marks of Find A Groomer, Inc., advertising sponsor(s) or photograph owners. Use of any trademark or service mark displayed at the Contest or PetGroomer.com in general without the express written consent of their registered owner of the trademark or service mark is strictly prohibited.

Relationship of Parties

You acknowledge and agree that you and Find A Groomer, Inc. are independent contractors under these Official Rules, and nothing herein shall be construed to create a partnership, joint venture, agency, or employment relationship. Neither party pursuant to these Official Rules has authority to enter into agreements of any kind on behalf of the other and neither party shall be considered the agent of the other.

Merger

These Official Rules constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter contained herein and supersedes any other agreement, proposals and communications, written or oral, between Find A Groomer, Inc. representations and you with respect to the subject matter hereof.

Intellectual Property Infringement Claims

It is the policy of the Find A Groomer, Inc./PetGroomer.com to respond expeditiously to claims of intellectual property infringement. Find A Groomer, Inc. will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") and other applicable intellectual property laws. Upon receipt of notices complying or substantially complying with the DMCA, Find A Groomer, Inc. will act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any material claimed to be infringing or claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and will act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any reference or link to material or activity that is claimed to be infringing. Find A Groomer, Inc. will terminate access for subscribers and account holders who are repeat infringers wherever possible, and advertising at PetGroomer.com where the repeat infringer is a sponsor of PetGroomer.com. Notices of claimed infringement should be directed to: 

Find A Groomer, Inc.
Attn: Webmaster - PetGroomer.com
P.O. Box 2489
Yelm, WA 98597
Telephone: (360) 446-5348
Facsimile: (360) 446-5234
Email Address: findagroomer@earthlink.net

Please put "Notice of Infringement" in the subject line of all such notifications. When Find A Groomer, Inc. removes or disables access to any material claimed to be infringing, Find A Groomer, Inc. may attempt to contact the user who has posted such material in order to give that user an opportunity to respond to the notification, although Find A Groomer, Inc. makes no promise to do so. Any and all counter notifications submitted by the user will be furnished to the complaining party. Find A Groomer, Inc. will give the complaining party an opportunity to seek judicial relief in accordance with the DMCA before Find A Groomer, Inc. replaces or restores access to any material as a result of any counter notification.

Arbitration, Governing Law and Forum for Disputes

Unless expressly stated to the contrary all legal issues arising from or related to the use of the Contests shall be construed in accordance with, and all questions with respect thereto shall be determined by, the laws of the State of Washington applicable to contracts entered into and wholly to be performed within said state. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Official Rules or any user's use of the Contest shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in the State of Washington, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into in any state or federal court in Washington having jurisdiction thereof. Any party seeking temporary or preliminary injunctive relief may do so in any state or federal court in Washington having jurisdiction thereof. Except as set forth above, the state and federal courts of Washington shall be the exclusive forum and venue to resolve disputes arising out of or relating to these Official Rules and person(s) playing the Contest. By using the Products and Services and thereby agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, users consent to personal jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts in Washington with respect to all such disputes.

Violations of Official Rules

Should you violate these Official Rules or any other rights of Find A Groomer, Inc./PetGroomer.com, Find A Groomer, Inc./PetGroomer.com reserves the right to pursue any and all legal and equitable remedies against you.
If you are aware of any violations of these Official Rules, please report them to:
Find A Groomer, Inc.
Attn: Customer Service
P.O. Box 2489
Yelm, WA 98597
Email Address: findagroomer@earthlink.net

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