Canon USA – Andrew Marttila How To Take Awesome Photos Of Cats – Win an EOS 90 D EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Kit so they can practice the new techniques they learn with their fresh gear

Andrew Marttila “How To Take Awesome Photos of Cats!” Sweepstakes
Official Rules
1. Eligibility: The Andrew Marttila “How To Take Awesome Photos of Cats!” (“Sweepstakes”) is open
only to legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or
older, physically located and residing within the U.S. at the time of entry. Void elsewhere and where
prohibited by law. Employees, contractors, directors and officers of Canon U.S.A., Inc. (“Sponsor”),
Andrew Marttila, and their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, distributors and
licensees, and the advertising, fulfillment, judging and promotion agencies involved in the
development and administration of the Sweepstakes (collectively, “Promotion Parties”), and their
immediate family members (parent, child, sibling and spouse of each) and those living in the same
households of each (whether related or not) are not eligible to enter or win.
2. Sweepstakes Period: The Sweepstakes shall take place during the Sweepstakes Period. The
Sweepstakes Period starts on June 25, 2020 at 12:00 A.M. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on July 7,
2020 at 11:59 P.M. ET. Entries submitted before or after the Sweepstakes Period will not be eligible
to win a prize. Sponsor’s clock is the official clock for this Sweepstakes.
3. How to Enter the Sweepstakes: Complete the required fields on the entry form and submit the entry
form to receive a “Sweepstakes Entry.”
By submitting a Sweepstakes Entry, you consent to receiving emails from Sponsor and/or its
licensees and assignees relating to the Sweepstakes. Consenting to receive such e-mails is optional
and does not have to be agreed to in order to enter the Sweepstakes and does not improve your
chances of winning. Indicating whether you have pre-ordered Andrew Marttila’s book, “How To Take
Awesome Photos of Cats!” is optional and does not improve your chances of winning. FOR MOBILE
USERS – this sweepstakes may not be supported on all mobile devices. Data rates may apply. You
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Limited to one (1) entry per person during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple entries during the
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Sweepstakes Entries by any method may void all Sweepstakes Entries from that entrant. Anyone
found using multiple mailing addresses to enter the Sweepstakes will be disqualified. Incomplete
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requirements set forth in these Official Rules, will not be eligible. Proof of sending does not constitute
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generated by script, macro or other automated or improper means and Sweepstakes Entries made by
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entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these Official
Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the
4. Random Sweepstakes Drawings: On or about July 14, 2020 following the expiration of the
Sweepstakes Period, Sponsor will randomly select seven (7) potential winners from among all valid
entries received, subject to verification and compliance with these Official Rules. The first name
drawn will be eligible for the Grand Prize, the second name drawn will be eligible for the 2nd
Prize, and the third – seventh names drawn will be eligible for the 3rd
Place Prize.
5. Prizes, ARV, and Odds of Winning:
Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will have Andrew will fly to your town for a
photoshoot of your cat, a photoshoot at the local shelter or rescue of your choice, and an in-
person workshop for the winner and staff. Winner & shelter will each receive an EOS 90 D
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Kit so they can practice the new techniques they learn with
their fresh gear. (Approx. retail value $2,398.00).
2nd Place Prize: One (1) Winner will receive one (1) EOS M6 EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS
STM Lens Kit Silver, as well as a 1-on-1 video call with Andrew so he can teach you the
basics of your brand new camera. (Approx. retail value $1,179.00)
Place Prize: Five (5) Winners will each receive One (1) signed, limited-edition 8×10 image
from the book. (Approx. retail value $10.00 each)
The odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes
Period. Any difference between the stated ARV and actual value will not be awarded.
No substitution, cash redemption or transfer of prizes is permitted except at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
If a prize, or any portion thereof, cannot be awarded for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to
substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All federal, state and local taxes, and all other costs or
expenses associated with acceptance or use of the Prize not specified herein, are the sole
responsibility of each Winner. Arrangements for delivery of prize will be made after winner
verification. The Grand Prize must be redeemed by December 31, 2021.
6. How to Claim Prize: Winner will be notified via email. If a Winner is found to be ineligible or not in
compliance with these Official Rules, declines to accept the Prize or Sponsor is unable to contact the
Winner, the Prize will be forfeited, and in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, the forfeited Prize may be
awarded to an alternate Winner. If the Sponsor wishes to select an alternative Winner, Sponsor will
select this alternative Winner at random from all eligible Entrants.
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not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, stolen, illegible, inaccurate, damaged, incomplete, or
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electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections, or availability or
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unauthorized human intervention, or the incorrect capture of registration information, or the failure to
capture, or loss of, any such information. Promotion Parties are not responsible for any incorrect or
inaccurate information, whether caused by any website users, tampering, hacking, or by any of the
equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes and assume no
responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission,
communications line failure, technical error, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to any
website(s). Promotion Parties are not are not responsible for any problem or technical malfunction of
any telephone network or lines, computer systems, servers or providers, computer equipment or
software on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or combination thereof,
including injury or damage, whether personal or property, to participant’s or to any person’s computer
related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes and/or accepting the Prize. If, for any
reason, an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or otherwise destroyed,
corrupted, or for any other reason not accepted as an entry into the Sweepstakes, the Entrant’s sole
remedy is to submit another entry into the Sweepstakes. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is 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 Sponsor which
corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the
Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or
suspend the Sweepstakes and/or proceed with the Sweepstakes, including the selection of the
Winner(s), in a manner it deems fair and reasonable including the selection of the Winner(s) from
among eligible entries received prior to such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension.
In case of dispute as to the identity of any entrant, entry will be declared made by the authorized
account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized Account Holder” is
defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address 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. Any
potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that such winner is the authorized
account holder of the email address associated with the winning Sweepstakes Entry. If multiple,
similar Sweepstakes Entries are received from any person/e-mail address for the same entrant, only
the first such Sweepstakes Entry received will be eligible for entry. Entrants may not register with
multiple email addresses nor may entrants use any other device or artifice to as multiple registrants.
Any entrant who attempts to enter with multiple email addresses under multiple identities or uses any
device or artifice to enter multiple times will be disqualified and forfeits any and all prizes won, in
Sponsor’s discretion. All Sweepstakes Entries become the physical property of the Sponsor and will
not be returned.
Sweepstakes Entries by automatic, programmed or like methods will be disqualified. Improper,
incomplete, mutilated and illegible entries will be disqualified. This Sweepstakes is subject to all
federal, state and local laws. Sponsor reserve the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with
the entry process or the website, attempts to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes
by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated
quick entry programs), intends to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor or
otherwise acts in a disruptive manner. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO
This Sweepstakes is offered only in the United States and, by entering, entrants agree that all issues
and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official
Rules, participant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection
with the Sweepstakes, are governed by the laws of the state of New York, without giving effect to any
choice of law or conflict of law rules. By entering, entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the
federal, state and local courts for Suffolk County, New York.
As a condition of entering, entrants (or their parent or legal guardian if any entrant is a minor in
his/her jurisdiction of residence) agree (and agree to confirm in writing): (a) to release, indemnify and
hold harmless the Promotion Parties and each of their officers, directors, employees and agents, and,
from any and all liability, loss or damage, including without limitation property damage, personal injury
or death, incurred with respect to the awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of any
prize, including without limitation any claim based on copyright infringement, trademark infringement,
misappropriation, false association, right of publicity, right of privacy, defamation, any other
intellectual property-related cause of action and/or breach of contract; (b) under no circumstances will
entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive,
incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (c) all
causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, shall be
resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (d) any and all claims, judgments,
and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and court
costs. Entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules or attempt to interfere with this
Sweepstakes in any way shall be disqualified. Sponsor is not responsible if Sweepstakes cannot take
place or if any prize cannot be awarded due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or
acts of terrorism.
8. Release / Publicity Rights: By participating in the Sweepstakes and/or accepting the Prize, the
Winner agrees to allow Sponsor and/or Sponsor’s designee the perpetual right to use his/her name,
biographical information, photos, and/or likeness, and statements for promotion, trade, commercial,
advertising and publicity purposes, at any time or times, in all media now known or hereafter
developed, worldwide including, but not limited to, on the World Wide Web and Internet, without
notice, review or approval and without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.
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and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted
Sponsor’s Privacy Statement.
10. Winner List Requests: To receive a copy of the Winner List for this Sweepstakes (available after
July 14, 2020) send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to “Winner List Request, Canon Home
Office Sweepstake Andrew Marttila “How To Take Awesome Photos of Cats!”” c/o Customer
Experience Marketing, One Canon Park, Melville, NY 11747 (no later than October 31, 2020).
11. Sponsor: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Canon U.S.A., Inc., One Canon Park, Melville, NY