C Series Rugged Photo/Video Contest

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Contest Terms and Conditions

Rugged C Series Photo/Video Contest

OFFICIAL RULES and TERMS and CONDITIONS

SPONSOR: The sponsor of this promotion is National Instruments Corporation, a Delaware corporation (“Sponsor” or “NI”).

HOW TO ENTER:  Submit your photos or videos online at ni.com/cseriescontest, along with a detailed description of same. In order to submit your photos or videos you must be signed into your NI Community profile. As a pre-condition to entering, you must agree to the Terms and Conditions of the contest and electronically sign NI’s Right to Publish form.  Registration materials must be received by NI by midnight (CDT) on July 4, 2013. 

No limit on entries per person for this contest, but an entrant can only win one prize level regardless of number of entries submitted.

ELIGIBILITY:  To be eligible for entry, you must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.  Employees of NI or any of its affiliates, and the relatives and household members of such employees, are not eligible to enter.  This contest is open only to residents of the United States and Canada.

DISCLAIMER:  Entries will not be maintained in confidence.  All entries become the property of NI and will not be returned.  Except where prohibited by applicable law, entrants, by participating in the contest or accepting a prize, consent to the use of their name (including corporation or other company name), pictures, photos, videos, voices, evaluation data, biographical data and /or likenesses in advertising and promotional materials by NI and its promotional partners, without additional compensation. NI is not responsible for late, damaged, incomplete, illegible, lost, delayed or otherwise misdirected or invalid entries.

JUDGING CRITERIA:  An anonymous panel of NI experts will evaluate all valid entries, which will be judged according to the following criteria:

  1. 1. How well does the application demonstrate the ruggedness of the C Series Platform within the meaning of one or more of the prize categories (described below)?
  2. 2. How well do the video, photo and/or description describe the factors that make the application rugged?
  3. 3. How good is the quality of the media utilized, e.g., image resolution, lighting, sound?  How aesthetically pleasing is the overall presentation?

The decisions of the panel are final.

CATEGORIES:

All entries will be considered for every applicable (photo or video) category.  Each category listed below will accept both NI CompactDAQ and NI CompactRIO applications unless otherwise noted.

The available categories are:

  1. 1. Best wiring or installation in a rugged environment (photo or video)
  2. 2. Most rugged or harsh environment (photo or video)
  3. 3. Most remote or uniquely deployed location (photo or video)
  4. 4. Most damage sustained to a still-functioning system (photo or video)
  5. 5. Most “likes” per votes by NI Community users (photos only)
  6. 6. Top Rated (videos only)

In addition to the specific categories listed above, there will be one Grand Prize winner for most rugged or unique application using NI CompactRIO and another Grand Prize winner for most rugged or unique application using NI CompactDAQ.

PRIZE LEVELS: 

  1. 1. One Grand Prize winner for most rugged or unique application using NI CompactRIO;
  2. 2. One Grand Prize winner for most rugged or unique application using NI CompactDAQ;
  3. 3. One winner, one second place winner, and five honorable mentions from each category listed under CATEGORIES 1 through 4, listed above;
  4. 4. One winner, one second place winner, and five honorable mentions to the photo with the most votes (“likes”); and
  5. 5. One winner, one second place winner, and five honorable mentions to the video with the highest rated video.

PRIZES:

  1. Grand Prize winners will be allowed to choose from:

          a. An iPad (3) 16GB A6x Black Wi-Fi;

          b. A Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 16GB Black Wi-Fi; or

          c. New NI hardware to be released at NIWeek autographed by Dr.T.

Grand Prize winners will also get one free NIWeek 2013 conference and expo pass, along with the prizes awarded to second place winners.

   2.    All category winners will be allowed to choose from:

          a. 16GB iPod Nano Black;

          b. New NI hardware to be released at NIWeek;

          c. Lego EV3.

All category winners will also get the prizes awarded to second place winners.

   3.   All second place winners will receive a framed certificate and a tote bag featuring the collected photo graphic referenced above, along with the prizes awarded to honorable mention winners.

   4.    All honorable mention winners will receive an NI t-shirt featuring a graphic using photos collected from the contest entries and an NI-branded screwdriver.


All prizes are provided “AS IS,” with no warranty, express or implied of any kind.  All prizes are non-transferable, and no substitutions or cash redemptions will be made.  Any tax or duty on a given prize is the sole responsibility of the applicable winner.

WINNERS:  All winners will be notified by NI at the email address listed in the winner’s entry. Each winner may be required to sign a declaration of eligibility, a prize claim form, and a release (“Declaration”).  If a Declaration is requested and not received by NI within ten (10) days of NI’s attempted notification to a winner, the applicable prize will be forfeited.

NI’s decisions will be the final interpretation of all contest rules and prize awards. 

GENERAL:

The odds of winning a prize depend on the number and quality of eligible entries received. 

Offer void where prohibited.  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees, represents, and warrants complying with these Terms and Conditions.

By participating in the CONTEST each entrant agrees and acknowledges (a) that NI and its parents, divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising, promotion, and public relations agencies, and the respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, attorneys, and agencies of each (“the Sponsor parties”) shall have no liability whatsoever, for any injuries or damage incurred in whole or in part from such entrant’s participation in this promotion, acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize, or product or service obtained through use of the prize, or any malfunction of any prize awarded or any such product or service, and (b) to release, indemnify and hold harmless the sponsor parties from any and all damages, injuries, death, losses, claims, actions, demands, or liabilities that may arise out of or in connection with such entrant’s participation in this promotion, acceptance and/or use of any prize or product or service obtained through use of the prize, or any misuse or malfunction of any prize awarded or any such product or service, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER CAUSED OR CONTRIBUTED TO BY ANY NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF ANY SPOnSOR PARTY.

NI makes no warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including, but not limited to, its validity, quality, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose.

Any person who supplies false information, obtains entries by fraudulent means, or is otherwise determined to be in violation of these rules in an attempt to obtain any prize may be immediately disqualified from the contest.  The entrant is responsible for all (if any) applicable fees, insurance, federal, state and local taxes, incidentals, and any other unspecified expenses associated with acceptance or use of the prizes.

NI further reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest in the event the contest is not capable of completion as planned or the administration, security, fairness, integrity or intended conduct of the contest is otherwise compromised.  Any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest or the prizes shall be resolved exclusively before the federal or state courts located in Travis County, Texas, to which each entrant consents to personal jurisdiction.  Additional restrictions may apply

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