Photo Contest Rules

Photo Contest Rules

The official rules of The Keefer Law Firm Photo Contest.



The Keefer Law Firm Photo Contest (“Photo Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the United States who are at least eighteen (18) years old. Employees, interns, or members of Keefer Law Firm, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of those employees, are not eligible to enter.


The Photo Contest is sponsored by Keefer Law Firm, 52 East Market Street, Harrisonburg, VA  22801 (“Sponsor”). This Photo Contest is in no way sponsored by, endorsed by, administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter.

Entry Period

The Photo Contest begins at 12:00am EST on February 1, 2017 and ends at 11:59pm EST on May 1, 2017 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Photo Contest.

What to Enter 

Keefer Law Firm is committed to sharing information about the Constitutional protections we have.  For that reason we developed the free app available on Apple and Android phones at For our 2017 Photo Contest, we want to want to see photographs including people and our plastic cups, our app open on a phone, our shirts or our business cards containing the app address or our office sign at 52 East Market Street, Harrisonburg, VA  22801.

Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) are acceptable.

Entries are limited to digital files submitted electronically to Facebook and Twitter with #KLFPhoto2017.
Entries should include metadata if at all possible. Caption information should include:

  • Name of person submitting
  • Location
  • Caption of subject matter
  • Contest hashtag: #KLFPhoto2017

Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you still maintain the right to grant us a license (see “Your Rights” below). You must be able to disclose when and where the photo appeared previously to Keefer Law Firm upon request.

If you choose to include people in your submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide copies of those releases to Keefer Law Firm upon request.

The following submissions are ineligible:

  • Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright.
  • Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content.
  • Images that involve the willful harassment of wildlife, or damage to the environment by the photographer.
  • Images that involve putting any individual or animal in danger.

Keefer Law Firm shall determine entry eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion.

How to Enter

All images must be submitted through Twitter or Facebook photo submission application, including all required fields, including name, email and other information about your photo submission.

You can select an image directly from your computer desktop, or submit images from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for consideration in the contest. Digital images that are sent via mail or email may not be accepted.

You may enter an unlimited number of times, but you may not use an agency or automated system to enter. Sponsor reserves the right to reject any additional entries or entries that do not comply with these Official Rules. By entering, you indicate your unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding. You cannot win a prize unless you comply with all requirements in these Official Rules.

Entrants may be asked to supplement their submission (such as with a paragraph about their photo or the highest resolution version of their photo) anytime on or after the beginning of the contest.


Photos will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, artistic merit and subject matter relevance. Judging will be conducted by a group of judges to be selected by Keefer Law Firm at its sole discretion (the “Panel”). The Panel will evaluate all valid entries and pick the following winners:

  1. First Place: Prize $300.00
  2. Second Place: Prize $200.00
  3. Third Place: Prize $100.00

All potential winners will be revealed online within 10 days of May 1, 2017.

All judging decisions are final. Please do not contact us about the status of entries or judging.

Keefer Law Firm will notify the winners via the contact information provided at the time of entry.

All winners are responsible for paying any income taxes and any and all other costs and expenses not listed above. Any prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. A prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded. The prize amounts will be paid by Keefer Law Firm check. A winner may not request cash or a substitute prize.


Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to

Your Rights

Your photographs help Keefer Law Firm protect the Constitutional Rights of people in the United States. Thank you for helping to further our mission through your photography.

If you submit a photo, you grant Keefer Law Firm a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:

  •  Use the photograph on the Internet and in Social Media.
  •  Use the photograph in Keefer Law Firm’s internal and external communications materials including but not limited to web sites and web publications, advertising, and multimedia.
  •  Use, in connection with the Photo Contest, your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications.
  •  Retain a digital copy of your photograph that will be archived.

Keefer Law Firm will endeavor to credit all photographs with the caption “Person’s Name” when the full name is available.

General Conditions

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Photo Contest is impaired in any way, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Photo Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Photo Contest; or (b) award the prize(s) from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and seek damages from any individual who tampers with the operation of the Photo Contest, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be the owner. The Photo Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

Release and Limitations of Liability

By entering, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Facebook, Twitter, their respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Photo Contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Photo Contest; (b) technical errors; (c) printing errors; (d) late or undelivered mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Photo Contest; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property. You waive the right to claim any attorney’s fees and any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

Privacy and Publicity

You consent to Sponsor’s use of your name in any list of winners (if applicable) and for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.


You agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Photo Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Virginia. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Photo Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Virginia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Virginia or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Virginia.


To request a winners list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your request to Keefer Law Firm, 52 East Market Street, Harrisonburg, VA  22801.  Such requests must be received prior to May 20, 2017.


Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to