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February 28, 2017

“Turn the Tide, Respect the Reef”… and Win a GoPro!


Belize’s Reef Week 2017 is almost here, which means Oceana’s Instagram Competition is back! Show us how you are living out this year’s theme: “Turn the tide, Respect the Reef”.


Reef Week Instagram Photography Contest: Official Rules



No purchase necessary to participate or win. This Contest will be hosted solely on the Oceana in Belize (“Host”) Instagram page and advertised on the Host’s Instagram and Facebook pages. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.

To submit your entry for the Reef Week Photography Contest, you must:

tag the Host’s Instagram page (@oceana_bze) to original photos and videos that showcase the theme of Reef Week Belize 2017: “Turn the Tide, Respect the Reef”
include the hashtags #beliefinthereef #reefweek2017
follow the Host’s Instagram page (@oceana_bze)

Send the original jpeg photo or video to reefweekbelize@gmail.com with a brief description of the photo or video. All photos or videos must be original material and must be free of any watermarks.


Entrants must be legal residents of Belize. The photo or video found by Host’s selection committee to be the most creative, likable, and novel in showcasing the theme will be declared the winner. By submitting photo(s) or video(s), entrant affirmatively indicates acknowledgment and acceptance of these Official Rules and all other terms and conditions governing the Contest. Host will begin accepting submissions on February 1, 2017, and the eligibility period will end at noon on March 10, 2017.


PURCHASE, PAYMENT OR FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION WILL NOT INCREASE ODDS OF WINNING. PROMOTION VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. PROMOTION OPEN ONLY TO INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF BELIZE. IF YOU DO NOT MEET ANY OF THESE REQUIREMENTS, OR ANY OTHER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN A PRIZE, AND HOST RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO AWARD PRIZES TO YOU. To be eligible to win the prize, entries must be completed and received by Host in the format designated above. Directors, officers and employees of Host and any of their respective affiliated committees, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, consultants, advertising and promotional agencies, and immediate families of each are not eligible to win any prizes. All applicable Belizean laws and regulations apply.


Host will establish a selection committee, composed of staff from Oceana in Belize and the Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage, who will review all eligible submissions and select the Winner. Winner will be determined based on the subjective opinion of selection committee about the creativity, likeability, and novelty of the photo. There will be one Winner selected and one prize granted. The Winner will be notified via Instagram through a private direct message from the Host’s Instagram account and by email from the belize@oceana.org email account. All decisions by Host in relation to the Contest are final and binding.



Contest Winner will receive a GoPro Hero 5 Black camera, Lexar 32 GB storage card; GoPole Bobber, LowePro carry case and GoPro Dual Battery Charger and Battery. Oceana in Belize reserves the right to change the photo prize and may include additional prizes for Winner if they become available.

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By entering, entrants acknowledge and warrant that the entry photo or video is their original work and that no third party has any right or claim to the entry. If the photo or video contains any material or elements that are subject to the rights of third parties, the entrant is responsible for obtaining any and all releases necessary to permit the use of the photo or video by Host for any purpose, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the world wide web, at any time or times. By entering, entrant assigns to Host all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in the entry.



Where permitted by law, entrants grant Host (which grant will be confirmed in writing on request), its subsidiaries, affiliates and those acting pursuant to their authority, the right to print, publish, broadcast and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the world wide web, at any time or times, winners’ names, pictures, voices, likenesses, city and state of residence for advertising and promotional purposes without additional consideration. Except where prohibited by law, winners will be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release or forfeit the prize. Failure to comply, or return any required releases and related documentation, may result in forfeiture of the prize.


All applicable taxes, if any, will be paid by the Winner. These may include income and/or sales taxes based on the retail value of the prizes. Any and all expenses not specifically listed as covered in these Official Rules are the sole responsibility of and will be paid by the Winner.


The Winner’s name and Official Rules shall be posted on the Host’s Instagram and Facebook pages. The Official Rules may also be acquired by sending a request to Oceana in Belize at:  Oceana in Belize, Reef Week Instagram Photography Contest, 2358 Hibiscus Street, City of Belmopan, Belize.


By participating in this Contest, entrants agree that Host and its affiliates, subsidiaries and agents, and its employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents, advertising or promotion agencies, and legal counsel, as well as Instagram, (the “Releasees”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability for any injuries, losses or damages, claims and actions of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the prizes, entry or participation in this Contest or in any Contest related activity, or any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy or merchandise delivery. Releasees are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (1) lost or late, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, unintelligible, entries; (2) problems caused by telephonic, electronic, hardware, software programs, networks, the internet, viruses, works, Trojan horses or computer malfunctions (failures, errors or difficulties of any manner); (3) failed, incomplete or delayed computer transmission; and/or (4) any condition caused by events beyond control of Releasees that may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted. Releasees are not responsible if any prize cannot be awarded due to acts of god, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or terrorism. Except where legally prohibited, by acceptance of prize, winners grant (and agree to confirm that grant in writing) permission for Releasees to use their respective names, pictures, voices and likenesses, for advertising or publicity without additional compensation. The Contest is governed by the laws of Belize. All local laws and regulations apply. This Contest is void where prohibited by law.

HOSTED BY:  Oceana in Belize, 2358 Hibiscus Street, City of Belmopan, Belize. Tel.:501-822-2792, www.belize.oceana.org