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AbelCine NAB 2014 Instagram Contest: Official Rules


Participation in the AbelCine NAB 2014 Instagram Contest (CONTEST) is open to legal residents of the United States who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry. Employees, independent contractors, officers, and directors of AbelCine (SPONSOR), their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, vendors, legal advisors, and the immediate family members and persons living in the same household of such persons are not eligible to participate. Former employees who have performed services for SPONSOR in the past six (6) months are not eligible. Submissions may be disqualified at any time for non-compliance with these Rules. SPONSOR makes the final determination as to which submissions are eligible. 

Agreement to Official Rules

Participation in the CONTEST 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 the CONTEST. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.


The CONTEST will run from 9am, Monday April 7 to 3pm, Thursday April 10, 2014 (Las Vegas local time).

How to Enter

During the CONTEST period, entrants must use the Instagram application on their mobile device to post at least one (1) original photo and include the tag #abelNAB in the caption field. Any submission that does not include the #abelNAB tag will not be considered for entry into the CONTEST. (Posting a photo on Instagram requires a mobile device and therefore message and data rates may apply.)

Guidelines and Restrictions

By uploading a submission, entrants agree that it conforms to the Photo Guideline and Limits, as defined below, and that SPONSOR may disqualify any entrant if their submission fails to conform to these guidelines. 

Photo Guidelines:

• Submission must be in a format acceptable for Instagram
• Submission must be uploaded to Instagram with the tag #abelNAB in the caption 
• Submission must have been originally taken at AbelCine’s NAB booth during the CONTEST period
• Submission cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind
• Submission must comply with Instagram’s Terms of Use  


Each entrant may upload up to three (3) submissions per day during the CONTEST period. Submissions received in excess of the stated limit will be void. Submissions generated by script, macro, or other automated means are void. 

Usage Rights

SPONSOR will have the right to copy, distribute, and otherwise utilize all submitted materials and product for marketing use. Proper credit will be given to creators in all copies. By accepting any prizes, winners agree to the use of their name, voice, or likeness for the purpose of trade, advertising, or promotion, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration except where prohibited by law. 

Judging & Prizes 

After the CONTEST’s submission period, a group of judges comprised of AbelCine staff will evaluate the entries and decide on the winners based on the following criteria: 

• Creativity/Originality
• Quality of Submission
• Fit to the theme (AbelCine’s NAB 2014 booth) 

Four winners will receive a prize consisting of a $250 AbelCine Training credit, good towards both in-person and online training classes and workshops; this credit can be applied to multiple classes. It is the winners’ responsibility to contact the Training Department and inform them of their credit when registering for any class. 

One Grand Prize winner will receive the following package:

• A Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera Starter Bundle (retail price price $1,075) 
     – One (1) Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera
     – Two (2) Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera Batteries 
     – One (1) SanDisk 32 GB SDHC Class 10 Memory Card (or equivalent 32 GB SDHC Memory Card)
• One (1) Wooden Camera Pocket Cage (retail price $99)
• One (1) Wooden Camera Pocket 15mm base plate  (retail price $150)
• One (1) Wooden Camera Top Handle (retail price $140)
• One (1) AbelCine Focus Bowtie Chart (retail price $79) 

Winners will be announced within a week of the contest period ending and will be contacted via Instagram and email. 


By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless the SPONSOR, Instagram, LLC, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the CONTEST or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.  

General Terms & Conditions

SPONSOR reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the CONTEST, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the CONTEST. SPONSOR reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the Submission process or the operation of the contest, or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and void all associated submissions. 

SPONSOR is not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, printing, typographical or other errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the CONTEST; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Submission process or the CONTEST; (4) printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the CONTEST, the uploading, the processing or judging of Submissions, the announcement of the prizes or in any CONTEST-related materials; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize (including any travel/activity related thereto). SPONSOR is not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable submissions or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. 

This CONTEST is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. 


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