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1. Contest Summary: Peoria County is looking for up to twenty (20) high-quality digital photographs taken by professionals or amateurs that showcase Peoria County. Peoria County intends to use the photographs primarily on its website but reserves the right to use winning entries in other marketing. Entries will be accepted June 1, 2017 through June 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm. Any entries received after this period will not be considered.

Entry consists of contact information and a photograph taken within Peoria County by the entrant. Entrants may also submit photographs they have not have taken but have exclusive rights to. To enter, fill out the form at You will be asked to submit your name, mailing address, valid email address that is your own email address, phone number, photograph, and location where photograph was taken.

Peoria County is looking for rural and urban digital photographs the showcase life if Peoria County. General guidelines Peoria County will use to determine winners:
• Peoria County in all seasons of the year
• Horizontal orientation
• 300 dpi or greater
• Types of photos - large groups of people, landscapes, animals, agriculture, fireworks, cityscapes
• Photographs that will fit with the feel of the website

Peoria County is NOT looking for these types of photographs:
• Photographs of recognizable businesses
• Peoria County Buildings
• Close-ups of people

By entering into this contest, you consent to permitting Peoria County to contact you in the event you win. No purchase necessary and purchase anywhere will not, in any way, increase chances of winning. You may enter more than once to submit multiple photographs. Winning submissions will be chosen by June 30, 2017. Entry in this contest does not constitute entry into any other promotion, contest or sweepstakes. By participating in this contest, each entrant unconditionally agrees to comply with these official rules.

2. Privacy Policy: Peoria County will not to share, sell, loan, or rent entrant’s contact information (name, email address, etc.) to any third party. However, by entering into this contest you consent to allowing Peoria County to: (1) contact you via email and/or phone to alert you if you have won, and (2) post your name and/or business in a list of winning entries on Peoria County's website and/or Facebook page and/or Twitter page.

3. Winning Entries: Entries will be accepted June 1, 2017 through June 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm. Any entries received after this period will not be considered. To enter, a person must fill out the form at Winners will be selected by June 30, 2017. Peoria County will announce the winners on its website and/or Facebook page and/or Twitter page and will contact the winners via email or phone. There may be up to twenty (20) winners.

4. Winning Entries Usage Rights: By submitting a photograph to Peoria County through the form at, the entrant agrees to give and transfer all copyright and all usage rights of the photograph to Peoria County if chosen as a winner. This includes allowing Peoria County to use the photograph as they see fit to promote Peoria County without restriction as to the manner in which the photograph is to be used. Peoria County will give credit on the website to the photographer and may link to the photographer's website if applicable. The photographer may continue to use the photograph for personal portfolio purposes, but the photographer may not sell to or allow use of the photograph by another entity for any purpose either personal or commercial. Photographs that have been submitted but are not chosen as winners will not transfer usage rights to Peoria County and Peoria County shall not use them in any fashion.

5. Prizes: Prizes consist of up to twenty (20) individual $100 cash prizes, payable by check. Valued at $100 per prize. Actual number of prizes depends on number of winners chosen. Peoria County reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Prizes will be mailed to winners using the contact information they submitted.

6. Conditions of Participation: Each prize winner is responsible for any and all federal, state and local taxes, along with any other fees or expenses, associated with any prize he or she wins. Accepting a prize constitutes winner’s consents to the use of their name, city and state for advertising and promotional purposes without compensation or notice, to the extent such use is permitted by law.

7. Eligibility: To be eligible to win, entrant must fill out the form at between June 1, 2017 and June 23, 2017 at 12 pm. An entrant is not eligible to win if he or she is under 18 years of age as of June 1, 2017 or not a legal resident of and currently residing in one of the 50 U.S. states or the District of Columbia. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Peoria County is not responsible for problems encountered with computer systems, equipment, failure of email, or problems with the Internet or entrant’s Internet connection.

Peoria County assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, problems or technical malfunctions of any computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received on account of human error, technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, or tampering with or hacking of website, any combination thereof, or otherwise, including any injury or damage to any entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in this contest.

8. Disputes/Governing Law/Jurisdiction: Any dispute arising out of this contest shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, without reference to its choice of law rules. By participating in this contest, all participants submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Illinois for resolution of any disputes arising hereunder.

9. Winner Information: Winners will be notified by email and/or phone to the email address provided. Names of winners can also be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Peoria County Administration, 324 Main St, Rm 502, Peoria, IL 61602. Any such request must identify the title and date of the contest about which you are inquiring and must be received on or before December 1, 2017.

10. Sponsor: Peoria County is the sole sponsor of the contest.

11. Release: By entering and participating, entrant agrees to hold harmless, defend, and indemnify (i) Peoria County and their respective agencies, departments, employees, elected officials, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers and advertising and promotion agencies of each; and (ii) the County of Peoria as the sponsor identified above from and against any and all claims, demands, liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described), losses, costs or expenses, and attorney’s fees with respect to or arising out of or related to: (i) entrant’s participation in the contest, or (ii) entrant’s participation in any Prize-related activities (including, without limitation, any property loss, damage, personal injury or death caused to any person(s).

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