Dreaming of Winter Contest Official Rules

The SkiEssentials.com Dreaming of Winter contest is a month long photo contest. Participants may enter once per day from 8/22/16 to 9/19/16. The Grand Prize winner will receive a pair of 2017 Nordica Enforcer 93 Skis in their chosen length and a pair of 2017 Nordica Speedmachine Boots in their chosen flex and size. All prizes are subject to availability.

The winners will be chosen by a judging panel made up of the staff of SkiEssentials.com. The judging process will be 100% anonymous to eliminate any biases, etc.


Eligibility Contest is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Participants may enter by one of two social media channels in the following manner:

Tag @SkiEssentials.com and #DreamingOfWinter when posting a photo to the SkiEssentials.com Facebook page to be automatically entered.

Tag @SkiEssentials and #DreamingofWinter when posting a public photo to be automatically entered.

Entry by mail, e-mail, and any means other than the methods specified above is prohibited and will not be considered as an official entry. The contest is not open to: (a) employees of SkiEssentials.com, Pinnacle Ski and Sports or Inner Bootworks (b) the immediate family members or persons residing in the same household as those persons identified in (a) above. Each winner is subject to proof of eligibility. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

Entries are limited to a total of one (1) per photograph. SkiEssentials will reject subsequent entries of a duplicate photo. Participants may enter a maximum of one photo per day. SkiEssentials will reject any entries that have questionable moral connotations, as determined solely by SkiEssentials. All decisions by SkiEssentials to reject or accept entries will be firm and final.

By entering, you represent that: (i) your entry is your own original work; and/or (ii) you own or have the rights to convey any and all right and title in any material submitted as part of your entry into the Contest.

Skiessentials is not responsible for entries that are corrupted or otherwise illegible. Skiessentials is not responsible for lost, late or misdirected entries. No entries will be accepted after 11:59pm (EST) on September 19, 2016. All entries shall become the sole property of SkiEssentials and will not be acknowledged or returned. By entering, participants acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements. Entry into this sweepstakes authorizes SkiEssentials to add participant information into the SKI HAPPY PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST database. SkiEssentials respects your privacy. We will not give or sell your information to others without your permission.

Entry into this contest authorizes SkiEssentials to use all photos submitted, unconditionally, and with all rights, copyrights, titles and interest in the photographs granted to SkiEssentials free from any claims whatsoever by the Photographer. The photos may be combined with other images, text and graphics, and cropped altered or modified by SkiEssentials staff or Assigns. Entry into this contest is acknowledgement that photographer has gained permission to use the likeness of any person depicted in the photograph, and that permission is also granted to SkiEssentials.

Selecting the Winners

The DREAMING OF WINTER Photo Contest will end on 9/19/16 at 11:59 PM EST. The total number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. Judging will be completed within 10 days of the contest end date, the judging process is conducted as follows:

Judges will be made up of staff of SkiEssentials.com. Each judge will rate each photo on a 1-10 scale based on the following criteria:

  1. Creativity (There are so many ways to show you’re dreaming of winter!)
  2. Quality of Aesthetics
  3. Quality of Content/Subject Matter
  4. Overall Excitement or Longingness Towards Winter
  5. Overall Impression

The contest winner will be notified in writing, via email, and/or via social media, in addition to a public announcement on all social media channels on or within 14 days of the contest’s end date. Upon notification, the winner must respond by telephone or email to the Skiessentials contact given in the notification email to confirm identity and eligibility. If there is no response from the potential winner within 14 days of the notification, or the potential winner fails to properly confirm their identity, the next highest scoring photograph will become the winner will be selected at random from the remaining eligible entries.

Additional Terms and Conditions

The contest prize is non-transferable. No cash will be awarded. Skiessentials will make arrangements for the fulfillment of all prizes. Tax and gratuity is not included in the grand prize. The contest winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and release of SkiEssentials and Nordica USA and their respective employees and agents from any and all liability, claims, demands, and causes of action for personal injury and/or damage, theft, or loss suffered in connection with this contest.

The value of the prizes may be taxable as income. Upon receipt of the contest prize, the winner is required to comply with any and all applicable federal, state and local tax laws and pay all such taxes as becomes due with respect to the contest prize. The winner will agree to indemnify and hold harmless SkiEssentials and Nordica USA, their employees and agents from and against any liability for such taxes. Winners agree to adhere to laws of contest as governed by the state of Vermont.

Any violation of these official rules by the winner will result in the winner’s disqualification as winner of the contest and all privileges as winner will be immediately terminated. Skiessentials reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the contest; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules. If for any reason the contest is not capable of running as planned, including the loss of entries by participants, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this contest, or any other causes beyond the control of Skiessentials, Skiessentials reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest.

By participating in the contest, entrants agree to be bound by these rules and by the decisions of Skiessentials, which are final in all matters relating to this sweepstakes.