#SkiHappy Contest Official Rules


The 5th Annual SkiHappy Photo Contest is split into five different contests, each corresponding with a particular month and a particular sponsor. For December, the sponsor is Blizzard Skis. Participants may enter as many photos as they would like between December 7, 2018 and December 31, 2018. At the end of the month, a judging panel made up of SkiEssentials.com employees will determine the winning photo, which will be announced on January 4th, 2019.

Participants may enter a photo through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or on the contest landing page. To enter through Instagram you must post a photo, tag @SkiEssentials, and use #SkiHappy in your description. To enter through Twitter you must post a photo, tag @SkiEssentials, and use #SkiHappy in your description. To enter through Facebook you must post a photo to the SkiEssentials.com Facebook page and use #SkiHappy in your description. To enter on a contest landing page you must directly upload a photo and use #SkiHappy in your description.

The winning photo for the month of December will receive a pair of Blizzard Rustler 9 or Sheeva 9 skis of the length of their choice. 10 runner-up photos will receive Blizzard apparel or accessories.

All photos will be scored on a 10-point scale. There are 4 criteria upon which the photos are judged. Each photo’s final score will be based only on the average of all judges scores.

The criteria are:

  1. Quality of Aesthetics
  2. Quality of Content/Subject Matter
  3. Overall Happiness Conveyed by the Photo
  4. Overall Impression

The overall winner, as well as the 10 runner-up photos, will be contacted on January 4th, 2019 through their entry method. All winners must respond to SkiEssentials.com within 10 days of initial contact in order to claim their prizes. Unclaimed prizes will be re-distributed per SkiEssentials.com decision.

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 and/or (b) the immediate family members of 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. There are no limits on how many photographs one person may enter into the contest. 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.

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, Blizzard, Nordica, Volkl, Rossignol, Fischer, 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, Blizzard, Nordica, Volkl, Rossignol, Fischer, 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.