Rules and other contest terms:
No purchase necessary to register. One valid account per registration per IP address is allowed. Link to submit photos.
One child per photo unless children are identical twins.
Whereas you may cast a vote using the in-paper ballot in the New Jersey Herald June 16, 2013 and July 7, 2013 at no cost, you may not vote online at no charge, although you are welcome to view the entries. You can also add votes at 25¢ each to the in-paper ballot.
Minimum purchase online voting is for 20 votes at a cost of $5. Original In-paper ballots will be accepted via USPS mail or dropped off at the New Jersey Herald's office: PO Box 10 / 2 Spring Street, Newton, NJ 07860. Photocopies are not accepted and will not be counted. Donations toward NIE are appreciated with in-paper ballots.
If you are not able to, or do not have access to the online entry, you may send Initial entries with a photograph to the New Jersey Herald at address above, along with your $10 entry fee and a representative of the newspaper will be happy to scan and upload your information for you. Please send to New Jersey Herald/Baby Photo Contest, PO Box 10, Newton, NJ 07860. Please be sure to include a phone number to call.
You must be 13 years of age or older at time of registration to be eligible for this contest. This contest is void where prohibited by law.
Winners will be notified by email. If a winner is unreachable after seven (7) days, or if that winner is unavailable for prize fulfillment, an alternate winner will be selected. If The New Jersey Herald cannot find an eligible winner for the prize, that prize will not be awarded.
Children entered must be under 4 years old at time of photo and have consent of parent or guardian to enter child in contest. Children may not be older than 6 now. Winners and 11 runners up will be professionally photographed for the 2014 calendar by a New Jersey Herald Photographer.
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
Automated voting of any kind is not allowed. Detection of said automated voting will lead to votes being voided.
Voting for round 1 will run from June 16 to July 5; Voting for round 2 will run from July 7 to July 19.
The New Jersey Herald reserves the right to substitute any prize with another prize of equal or greater value.
The New Jersey Herald reserves the right to restrict the local winners to only persons whose primary residence is within a 60 mile radius of the affiliate's' office.
Employees of The New Jersey Herald, its respective parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising sponsors and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of each are not eligible.
This, and other contests offered, play a large part in the Newspapers in Education program in Sussex County. Part of the proceeds go to supporting this program.
Contest entrants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of the contest commissioners, which are final on all matters pertaining to the contest.
Entrants further grant to The New Jersey Herald the right to use and publish their proper name and state online and in print, or any other media, in connection with the Contest.
The New Jersey Herald reserves the right to use any and all information related to the Contest, including information on contestants obtained through the contest, for marketing purposes or any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.
The Contest and all of the related pages, contents and code are copyright, UPICKEM, Inc., and/or The New Jersey Herald. Copying or unauthorized use of any copyrighted materials, trademarks or any other intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.
Each winner, by acceptance of the prize, agrees to release all Sponsors, and their parent and subsidiary companies, their officers, directors, employees, agents, shareholders, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, and advertising agencies from all liability, claims, or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, or use of the prize.
UPICKEM and The New Jersey Herald are not responsible for Internet crashes or slowdowns caused by network congestion, viruses, sabotage, satellite failures, phone line failures, electrical outages, natural disasters or acts of man or God.
All results posted are unofficial until winners respond to e-mail notification.
Each winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes and will be required to complete an IRS form W-9. Sponsor reserves the right to withhold prizes until completed form W-9 is received.
This contest is not intended for gambling. If it is determined that a contestant is using the contest for gambling purposes they will be disqualified and reported to authorities.
The New Jersey Herald reserves the right to change the rules at any time.
This contest is officially sponsored by The New Jersey Herald.
The winner of the contest will receive $1000 savings bond, a feature in the New Jersey Herald and will be featured on the cover and inside (month of choice) the 2014 Sussex County's Cutest Baby Calendar and receive a complimentary calendar.
Places 2 & 3 will be placed on the back page of the calendar and featured as main photo inside (month of choice after first place choice, and in order of highest votes). They will also receive a complimentary calendar.
Runners Up Places 4 - 12 will be featured as the main photo on the remaining 9 months and receive a complimentary calendar.
Runners Up Places 13 - 23 will have their photos placed in secondary position of 11 calendar months and receive a complimentary calendar.
All entries will receive Honorable Mentions and will be included in the calendar in thumbnail views inside front and back covers and along base of months according to final calendar design and number of entries and according to number of votes.
Calendars (and additional calendars) will be available November 1, 2013, but must be ordered no later than October 11, 2013. Calendars are $12.95 each, plus 7%tax. Order forms will be sent to all entries and be posted in the New Jersey Herald. Calendars may also be order by calling the New Jersey Herald Promotions Manager at 973-383-1293.