2020 Crystal Coast Photo Contest – Now Closed. Stay Tuned for Updates

Please note: Our 2020 Crystal Coast Photo Contest Is Now Closed. Stay Tuned for Updates Coming This Fall.

By uploading your photos, you grant Bluewater Associates, Bluewater Vacation Rentals permission to use your photo submission(s) for use in any of its marketing, advertising or promotional materials without payment, photo credit or any other consideration.

Please upload your photos in a high-resolution JPG format, minimum 640×480 resolution. Other file formats such as PDF, TIF, BMP, etc. cannot be accepted. Bluewater Vacation Rentals may decide to use your photograph(s) in promotional publications, so please upload the highest resolution of your image as possible. Sorry, not all photos taken from a cell phone or PDA are sufficient photo quality. All entries subject to final review by Bluewater staff before being accepted for contest entry.

Photos including recognizable faces must be of immediate family members. If you have photos you would like to enter in the contest that contain recognizable faces of anyone not in your immediate family, you must provide a signed Model Release Agreement to Bluewater Vacation Rentals.

Recognizable faces in my photo submission are of member(s) of my immediate family. If faces in my photo are not of my immediate family members, I will fax the Model Release Agreement to Bluewater Vacation Rentals at 252-354-2324.

Additional rules:

Photos that won in any previous years will not qualify for 2020 winnings. If you have been a Grand Prize Winner in the last twelve (12) months, you are not eligible to claim the Grand Prize for this year’s contest.

Although you may enter as many photos as you would like, each photo you submit may only be entered into one category. If an individual photo is submitted under multiple categories, the photo will be included under one category chosen by Bluewater. Please choose only one category for each photo.

There will be One (1) Grand Prize Winner and six (6) Category Winners. The Grand Prize Winner will be determined by the highest amount of Votes received at the end of the Voting Period. Category winners will be chosen for each category based on the highest total Votes within that category. Once the Grand Prize Winner is chosen, the 2nd highest Voted photo for that category will determine that category’s winner.

All entries subject to final review by Bluewater staff before being accepted for contest entry. Rules may be changed at any point in time by Bluewater without notice. All  voting participants agree to be bound by the official contest rules. Voting is limited to one vote per Facebook user, per IP address per day. If an entrant receives multiple and/or irregular votes or multiple votes from the same user or users on a single day, including but not limited to, votes generated by a robotic, programmed, script, macro, other automated means or other source, Bluewater reserves the right to disqualify the entrant in its sole discretion.   If the contest includes the use of an internet tool and the internet voting process fails to operate properly or appears to be tampered with or tainted with errors, fraud or unfair practices, Bluewater reserves the right to use another means to determine the winner(s), i.e. random selection or appointing a panel of judges. All decisions of the judges and Bluewater are final. By participating in the Contest, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of Company personnel.  Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the Contest, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited and could result in disqualification. The Company will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the Contest and the Company’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If the conduct or outcome of the Contest is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of the Company, the Company reserves the right to terminate this Contest, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as the Company deems appropriate.  All decisions will be made by the Company and are final. The Company may waive any of these rules in its sole discretion. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately circumvent, disrupt, damage or undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the Company reserves the right to seek civil and/or criminal prosecution and/or damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Prize Rules:

One (1) Grand Prize Winner: a four (4) night stay at a Luxury Vacation Home will be awarded to the Grand Prize winner (highest amount of Votes received at the end of the Voting Period). Grand Prize Winner receives a free four night stay at a  Luxury Vacation Home (Maximum occupancy to be determined) between December 15, 2020 and May 10, 2021 (Excluding Holidays), to be mutually agreed upon by Bluewater Vacation Rentals and Winner. The four (4) night stay will be consecutive and will abide by the properties turn dates checking-in or checking-out. All other expenses including travel, food, pool heat, rental gear etc. are the sole responsibility of the winner. To reserve the prize vacation home, the winner must coordinate with Bluewater Vacation Rentals to confirm the particular nights you will be staying at the prize vacation home and after confirmation, sign and submit a standard Vacation Rental Agreement. Winner must provide a credit card to be kept on file in case of damages or incidentals. Cards will not be charged unless damages are incurred. If the winner wishes to have the pool heated, it can be done at an additional $550 plus tax. Linens are included, not to include beach towels or household paper products. Only the winner may claim a prize vacation home — the award is not transferable. By entering, the participant agrees to abide by these rules. Non-compliance will result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. No substitution, cash redemption or transfer of prize is allowed.

Six (6) Category Winners Prize: six (6) Category winners will receive a credit of $200.00 towards their next 2019 or 2020 vacation. This $200 must be used by the winner or their accompanied party. $200 will be paid toward the reservation by Bluewater Vacation Rentals. This $200 credit can not be used to reimburse the winner for a prior vacation. $200 credit will expire on December 31, 2021.