APG East proudly announces the “Bark Madness” Contest.

Take a photo of your dog and submit it to be part of the Bark Madness contest which will take place in March-April 2020. Photos will appear online and in print. Proceeds from voting will benefit the Newspaper In Education (NIE) program. The top 3 photos will receive prizes.

1. Eligibility:

All photos submitted must be dogs. No other animal photos will be accepted. APG employees are prohibited from entering a photo or voting.

2. Photo Submission Period:

Photos can be submitted through March 9th 2020. All entries must be received by 5pm (ET) March 9th 2020. APG is not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, or illegible entries.

3. Submitting Photos:

By submitting a photo the contest entrant authorizes APG to publish the photo, along with any accompanying information, and hereby agrees to the official rules. Your photo may be published in affiliated publications of APG East. Photos should be at least 200 pixels per inch resolution, be in focus and cropped fairly close on the animal. APG East reserves the right to refuse poor quality images.

4. Photo Content Restrictions:

Photographs must NOT contain any of the following:

  • Nudity, lewd or vulgar behavior.
  • Material that violates or infringes another's rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, including but not limited to copyright infringement.
  • Brand names or trademarks.
  • Photos of artwork without proper license or ownership.
  • Material that is hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous or libelous.
  • Material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • Material that is unlawful, in violation of, or contrary to any applicable laws or regulations.

5. Voting Period:

Voting will begin on March 13th 2020. Each round will last one week. In the event of a tie, voting will be extended by one day. Each vote is 10 cents. A $1 minimum is required online. You may vote as many times and for as many photos as you wish. Proceeds from voting will benefit the Newspaper In Education program.

6. How to Vote:

Online Voting
Votes may be cast by going to www.reflector.com/bark for The Daily Reflector, www.dailyadvance.com/bark for The Daily Advance or www.rockymounttelegram,com/bark for the Rocky Mount Telegram. Online voting is limited to person 18 years of age or older. There is a minimum of $1.00 for each online ballot. Online votes may be submitted using a valid credit card through PayPal.
You do not have to have a PayPal account to use your credit card. All authorized credit card transactions cannot be cancelled and are non-refundable. If your credit card is declined for any reason, no vote will be submitted on your behalf. Your computer must accept cookies, or any successor or similar technology which may be used for the purpose of entry tracking. Ad blocking software on your computer needs to be disabled so it doesn’t interfere with processing your online entry or ballot.

Mail-in and Drop-off Voting
Voting ballots are available at the all three APG East daily newspaper offices from 9:00AM to 4:00PM, Monday through Friday. Ballots can be turned in at these locations or mailed to the following address:

Bark Madness
Attention: Circulation
APG Eastern North Carolina
P.O. Box 1967
Greenville, NC 27835-1967

There is no vote minimum per ballot for mail-in or drop-off ballots.
Readers, friends, and relatives can cast votes for their favorite photo. Votes will be updated manually after 5pm on business days and will not appear immediately when votes are cast. Please allow delivery and processing time.

7. Prizes:

The winning photo, runner-up, and 3rd place will receive prizes. Winners will be announced online and in print.

8. Disclaimer and Indemnification:

By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decision of APG East. APG East reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this contest as solely determined by APG East. The decisions of APG regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the contest shall be final and binding in all aspects.

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