Adventure Pets
Photo Contest

Rules

2020 DB Adventure Pet Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY TO ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THE CONTEST IS INTENDED FOR VIEWING IN DC, DE, GA, IN, KY, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA AND WV ONLY AND WILL BE GOVERNED BY UNITED STATES LAW. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

  1. ELIGIBILITY:

The “2020 DB Adventure Pet” (“Contest”) is open to legal residents of DC, DE, GA, IN, KY, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA and WV who are twenty-one (21) years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees, contractors, directors, officers and agents of Anheuser-Busch, LLC, Devils Backbone Brewing Co., its affiliates and subsidiaries; advertising and Contest agencies, wholesale distributors, retail licensees, and all other service agencies involved with the Contest, and members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, child and sibling), are not eligible to enter or win. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions which are final and binding in all matters related to this Contest. Winning the prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements as set forth herein.

  1. CONTEST PERIOD:

Contest begins at 12:00:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”) on April 11, 2020 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on July 31, 2020 (“Contest Period”). The Contest Period is divided into three (3) phases as defined below. Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Contest.

  1. PHASE ONE: CONTEST SUBMISSION PERIOD

The Contest Submission Period begins at 12:00:00 a.m. EDT on April 11, 2020 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on June 30, 2020 (“Contest Submission Period”). During the Contest Submission Period, visit https://dbbrewingcompany.com/adventure-dogs/ (“Website”) and follow the online instructions to complete and submit an online entry that includes a photo of one (1) pet (“Entry”).

Automated entries are prohibited and any use of automated devices will cause disqualification. Entrants may not enter with multiple email addresses, nor use any other device or artifice, to enter multiple times or as multiple entrants. Any entrant who attempts to enter with multiple email addresses under multiple identities, or uses any device or artifice to register multiple times, will be disqualified and forfeits all prizes won, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Should multiple users of the same email account enter the Contest and a dispute thereafter arise regarding the identity of the entrant, the authorized account holder of said email account at the time of entry will be considered an entrant, and must comply with these Official Rules. The authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the email address by the ISP or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. Potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account subscriber.

If entering with a mobile phone or other web-enabled device and using your wireless carrier’s network, standard data charges from your wireless carrier may apply. Check with your wireless service provider for details on these and any other applicable charges. Entrants are solely responsible for any such wireless charges.

Your setting must be set to “unprotected” and/or “public” in order for your posts to be viewable by Sponsor and its agents. Only posts that are viewable by Sponsor and its agents will be considered an Entry.

All eligible Entries will be judged. See Appendix A for Judging Criteria. All Entries must be received and recorded during the Contest Period. No other forms of Entry are valid. See Appendix A for additional Entry Guidelines. Entry must comply with these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right, but not the obligation, to review any Entry for violation of these Official Rules and may, at its sole discretion, reject, delete, or otherwise exclude an Entry for any reason, including without limitation, if the Entry contains any Prohibited Content (as defined in Rule #4) or any other commentary or material which Sponsor, in its sole discretion deems inappropriate.

  1. PHASE 2: CONTEST JUDGING TO DETERMINE THE FINALISTS:

Beginning on July 1, 2020 and ending on July 10, 2020, all eligible Entries will be judged based on the following judging criteria (“Judging Criteria”) by a panel of judges (“Judges”) selected by Sponsor. The Judging Criteria includes: (1) Originality; and, (2) Photo depicts the pet in a manner consistent with the Devils Backbone brand and lifestyle. The one-hundred (100) eligible Entries receiving the highest cumulative scores awarded by the Judges will be deemed a finalist (each a “Finalist”) and advance to Phase Three: Public Voting to Determine the Five Grand Prize Winner. See Rule #5 for Phase Three: Public Voting to Determine the Five Grand Prize Winner details. In the event that there are fewer than one-hundred (100) eligible Entries, Sponsor reserves the right to proceed with the Contest with less than one-hundred (100) eligible Entries, and the Entries receiving the highest cumulative scores awarded by the Judges will be deemed the Finalists and advance to Phase Three: Public Voting to Determine the Five Grand Prize Winner. In the event of a tie, tied Entries will be re-judged by a new panel of Judges based on the Judging Criteria stated above until the tie is broken. The decisions of the Judges are final in all aspects of the Contest.

  1. PHASE THREE: PUBLIC VOTING TO DETERMINE THE FIVE GRAND PRIZE WINNER::

Beginning at 12:00:00 a.m. EDT on July 13, 2020 and ending at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on July 31, 2020, the Finalists will be posted in an online gallery for public voting at https://dbbrewingcompany.com/adventure-dogs/ (“Public Voting Phase”). During the Public Voting Phase, visitors to the website who are residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia who are twenty-one (21) years of age or older will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Finalist.

Limit one (1) vote per person per day. Any use of robotic, macro, automatic, programmed or like voting methods will void all such votes. Any attempt by a Finalist or voter to vote more than the number of times authorized herein using multiple names or email addresses and/or any other fraudulent mechanism, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, shall give Sponsor the right to disqualify the Finalist in its reasonable discretion.

Upon conclusion of the Public Voting Period, the five (5) Finalists receiving the most votes will be deemed the Grand Prize winners and receive the Grand Prize (subject to verification). See Rule #7 for prize details. In the event of a tie, Sponsor’s employees will vote for the one (1) Entry that depicts the entrant’s pet in a manner consistent with the Devils Backbone brand and lifestyle. Sponsor’s decisions are final in all aspects of the Contest.

  1. WINNER NOTIFICATION:

All prizes will be awarded. Potential winners will be notified via email or phone and will be required to respond to the notification within forty-eight (48) hours indicating whether he/she can accept the prize. If a potential winner does not respond to the notification within the forty-eight (48) hour time period, prize will be forfeited and an alternate potential winner may be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Any alternate potential winner selected will also be required to respond to the notification within the time frame stated above.

Potential winners may be required to complete, sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability and, unless prohibited by law, publicity release to Sponsor or Sponsor’s representative within forty-eight (48) hours of prize acceptance. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, including verification that the winner is twenty-one (21) years of age or older, the potential winner will be declared an official winner of the Contest. If Sponsor cannot verify that the potential winner is twenty-one (21) years of age or older, then the potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

In the event of noncompliance within any stated time period, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Any alternate winner selected will also be required to adhere to the time periods described herein. Any prize notification or prize returned to the Sponsor or its agencies as undeliverable will result in disqualification and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

Sponsor is not responsible for suspended or discontinued Internet, wireless, or land-line phone service or a change in an entrant’s email, phone number or mailing address which may result in a winner not receiving initial prize notification or his/her prize information.

  1. PRIZE DETAILS:

Grand Prize (5 total): Each winner’s pet will be featured on Devils Backbone Gold Leaf Lager cans. Winner will receive one (1) signed print of the pet illustration that will be featured on the cans. Winner will also receive a “Devils Backbone Adventure Pet Swag Pack” that includes two (2) can coolies, one (1) leash, one (1) collar, one (1) bowl and one (1) gift card for a pet spa day. Terms and conditions received with the gift card apply. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) is $150.00. If winner cannot accept the prize as specified, prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Total ARV of all prizes is $750.00. Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded.

Prizes are non-transferable and no cash equivalent or substitution of prize is offered, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor. If a prize, or any portion thereof, cannot be awarded for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize with another prize of equal or greater value. Prize winner will be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and for any other fees or costs associated with the prizes they receive, regardless of whether it, in whole or in part, is used.

If Sponsor so elects, winner may be required to submit to a confidential background check. Such background check may include (but is not limited to) investigation of criminal, sexual offenses, or other arrest or conviction record, and any other factor deemed relevant by the Sponsor to help ensure that the winner will not bring the Sponsor into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorably on the Sponsor. If requested, winner agrees to sign waiver forms authorizing the release of personal and background information. In the event of noncompliance, to be determined at the sole discretion of Sponsor, prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

  1. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE:

Anheuser-Busch, LLC, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, its affiliates, subsidiaries, and agencies are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, unintelligible, returned or undelivered entries, telephone calls, text messages or email, or for lost, interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Website, or other connections availability, accessibility or traffic congestion, miscommunications, failed computer, network, telephone, satellite or cable hardware or software or lines, or technical failure, or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions, computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network.  Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of this Promotion or Website, or act in violation of the Official Rules, or act in any manner to threaten or abuse or harass any person, or violate Website’s terms of service, as solely determined by the Sponsor, will be disqualified.  Neither Sponsor, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, nor its agencies are responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information whether caused by Website users, tampering, hacking, or by any of the programming or equipment associated with or used in this Promotion, and assumes no responsibility for any errors, omission, deletion, interruption or delay in operation or transmission or communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized website access.  Any use of robotic, macro, automatic, programmed or like entry methods will void all such entries, and may subject that entrant to disqualification.  Neither Sponsor, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, nor its agencies are responsible for injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer or property related to or resulting from participating in this Promotion.  Should any portion of Promotion be, in the Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Promotion, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Promotion, and randomly select the winner from valid entries received prior to action taken, or otherwise as may be deemed fair and equitable by the Sponsor. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an online entrant, the authorized subscriber of the email, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant, and must comply with these rules.  The authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the email, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account by the ISP or other organization responsible for assigning the email, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account.  All materials submitted become the property of Anheuser-Busch, LLC and will not be returned.

Entrants agree (a) that Sponsor and its parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, and advertising and Contest agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, wholesale distributors, representatives and agents, will have no liability whatsoever for, and are released and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, to persons, including death, or property, or rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, copyright infringement or portrayal in a false light resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the prize or participation in this Contest or in any Contest-related activity, and (b) winner, by acceptance of prize, except where legally prohibited, grants permission for Sponsor (and agrees to confirm such agreement in writing) and those acting pursuant to its authority to use his/her name, submitted biography, voice and/or likeness and prize information, and/or Entry (and assign the Entry, which may be altered, changed, modified, edited, used alone or with other works, as solely determined by Sponsor) for advertising, trade and Contestal purposes without further compensation, at any times or time, in all media now known or hereafter discovered worldwide and on the Internet without notice or review or approval.

  1. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILTY AND RELEASE:

nheuser-Busch, LLC, Devils Backbone Brewing Company and each of their affiliates, subsidiaries, and agencies (collectively the “Released Parties”) are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, unintelligible, returned or undelivered entries, telephone calls, text messages or email, or for lost, interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Website, or other connections availability, accessibility or traffic congestion, miscommunications, failed computer, network, telephone, satellite or cable hardware or software or lines, or technical failure, or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions, computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of this Contest or Website, or act in violation of the Official Rules, or act in any manner to threaten or abuse or harass any person, or violate Website’s terms of service, as solely determined by the Sponsor, will be disqualified. Released Parties are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information whether caused by Website users, tampering, hacking, or by any of the programming or equipment associated with or used in this Contest, and assumes no responsibility for any errors, omission, deletion, interruption or delay in operation or transmission or communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized website access. Any use of robotic, macro, automatic, programmed or like entry methods will void all such entries, and may subject that entrant to disqualification. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer or property related to or resulting from participating in this Contest. Should any portion of Contest be, in the Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Contest, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest, and randomly select the winner from valid entries received prior to action taken, or otherwise as may be deemed fair and equitable by the Sponsor. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an online entrant, the authorized subscriber of the email account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant, and must comply with these rules. The authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the email account by the ISP or other organization responsible for assigning the email account. All materials submitted become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

Entrants agree (a) that Anheuser-Busch, LLC, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, its parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, and advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, wholesale distributors, representatives and agents, will have no liability whatsoever for, and are released and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, to persons, including death, or property, or rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, copyright infringement or portrayal in a false light resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the prize or participation in this Contest or in any Contest-related activity, and (b) winner, by acceptance of prize, except where legally prohibited, grants permission for Sponsor (and agrees to confirm such agreement in writing) and those acting pursuant to its authority to use his/her name, biographical information and/or likeness, Entry (and assign the Entry, which may be altered, changed, modified, edited, used alone or with other works, as solely determined by Sponsor) for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation, at any times or time, in all media now known or hereafter discovered worldwide and on the Internet without notice or review or approval as permitted by law.

  1. PUBLICITY:

You grant to Anheuser-Busch, LLC, and Devils Backbone Brewing Company an exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, unrestricted, royalty-free, sub-licensable right and license to exploit your Entry in any media now or hereafter known, without any payment or other consideration of any kind, or permission or notification, to you or any third party, for any purpose, including, without limitation, your Entry and any person’s property (physical, personal, and indicia) contained therein. The foregoing grant includes, without limitation, the right to reproduce, alter, amend, broadcast, edit, publish, use, merchandise, license, sublicense, and adapt the Entry in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world, for any purpose, whether commercial in nature or otherwise, including in contexts and circumstances that result in your Entry being associated with a particular Sponsor or Sponsors. Accordingly, you hereby waive any objection to, such use, distribution, reproduction or display of your Entry, and any claim for compensation whatsoever in connection therewith. Such waiver shall include any claim for infringement of any so-called “Moral Right,” “Droit Moral” or similar right or interest.

  1. DISPUTE RESOLUTION:

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, or any claim or dispute that has arisen or may arise between you and Sponsor, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Missouri without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. The place of arbitration shall be St. Louis, Missouri.

  1. WINNER’S LIST:

For the name of the winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: 2020 DB Adventure Pet Winner’s List Request, c/o Devils Backbone Brewing Company, 290 Mosbys Run, Roseland VA 22967, for receipt by October 1, 2020.

13. SPONSOR:

Anheuser-Busch, LLC, One Busch Place, St. Louis, MO 63118

Devils Backbone Brewing Company, 50 North Wind Lane, Lexington, VA 24450

© 2020 Anheuser-Busch, Busch® Beer, St. Louis, MO

© 2020 Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Lexington, VA