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Durango Powder Hounds Photo Contest is open to anyone 21-years-old or older who would like to enter their dog or dogs to compete and become Durango's Powder Hound!

Employees of La Plata County Humane Society and Thrift Store, Animal Protection Officers, sponsors and their "immediate family members," are not eligible to participate in this contest. "Immediate family members" include: husband, wife, life partner, boyfriend, girlfriend, parents, children, siblings and any other members of the employee's household.

Submit a photo of your dog or dogs. Photos should be digital, sharp and in focus to look good on the internet. No photos of people, just your dog(s).

There is a $10.00 entry fee to submit your dog, but you automatically receive 10 votes when you enter your dog! If you have multiple dogs, you will need to take separate photos of each and enter them separately. The $10.00 entry fee applies to each dog you enter.

Dog owners are encouraged to have their friends, family, and co-workers go to the contest website and vote for their dog!

Votes cost $1.00 per vote with no maximum on how many votes a person can buy. For example, you can give 50 votes to your favorite dog by donating $50.00 in a single transaction via the website and come back to the site as many times as you want and donate votes as often as you'd like!

100% or the proceeds of the photo contest will benefit the homeless animals in La Plata County Humane Society care.

How to Enter and How to Vote
All entries will be made on-line by visiting the contest website and following the directions for entering dogs in the contest and voting. Contest payments online are through a secure site.

There is a $10.00 entry fee to enter your dog, which automatically gives your dog 10 votes.

Additional votes cost $1.00 per vote and can be made in any number throughout the run of the contest.

We encourage you to share your contest page link with family and friends through email and social media encouraging them to vote for your favorite contestant's photo.

All donations for votes are non-refundable and not tax deductible. Entries must be made via the online contest page.

Donations and photo entries for this online contest that are submitted via other means (US mail, in-person or by other means) will be accepted as donations but not applied toward the contest.

Laws and Limitations of Liability
All federal, state, local, and municipal laws and regulations apply. Participation in the Contest constitutes agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the La Plata County Humane Society, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements of the contest.

In the event that the operation of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, La Plata County Humane Society may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the contest and, in the event of termination, award the prize from among the eligible, legitimate entries received up to the time of the impairment. La Plata County Humane Society reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive or offensive manner.

By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless La Plata County Humane Society, sponsors, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the contest, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the prize(s).

I hereby give LPCHS permission to use the photo I submitted in the Durango Powder Hounds Photo Contest in it's promotional materials and publicity efforts. I understand that the still and motion-picture imagery may be used in publications, print ads, direct mail, electronic media (e.g. website, social media, video, CD) or other forms of promotion. I release LPCHS, their photographer(s), employees, volunteers, agents and designees from liability for any violation of any personal or proprietary right I may have in connection with such use.

Prize Awarding
La Plata County Humane Society will notify the top three vote recipients via telephone or email during the week of March 15th 2021. If the winner cannot be contacted within seven (7) days after the date of the first attempt and after multiple attempts thereafter, La Plata County Humane Society may select an alternate winner from the next highest vote reciever. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules.

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