Wedding Photography Contest 2010: Free Wedding Photography

Happy New Year – it’s time to launch my second annual wedding photography giveaway!

2009 Free Wedding Photography Winners: Shaquia & Peter

For last year’s contest, I had couples write an essay using the theme ” Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” Read the winning entry here. It was a lot of fun reading everyone’s entry and very rewarding personally, for giving away my photography services.

Feel free to forward this contest info to anyone who you know that may need a wedding photographer within the next calendar year. I’m very excited to see your entry!

Entry Requirements:

For 2010, I want every couple to write an essay or send me a video link, as to why they would like to win the free wedding photography giveaway. Your entry can play off last year’s theme or better yet, come up with your own theme. All entries should be positive, creative and fun!

Prize Details:

One grand prize will be awarded:

• 8 hours of photography by Chris Leary and my second photographer

• Final selections displayed online at – you can keep private or share with family & friends

• One signed 11×14 gallery print of your favorite image

• One copy of all the high resolution digital negatives (image files) on a DVD


Use the online form below. Contest begins on Friday, January 15, 2010 and will end at 11:59 pm on Sunday, February 28th 2010. One winner will be announced on Sunday March 7, 2010.

Questions regarding this contest can be directed to:

**Official Contest Rules ~ Please read before sending your entry**

ENTRIES: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Limit (1) one entry per person and per e-mail address for contest (referred to as the “Promotion”). Entries using macro, robotic, script or other forms of automatic entry will be disqualified. Entries become the property of the Chris Leary and will not be returned. No mechanically reproduced entries permitted. Proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an online entrant, the prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the email address. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the email address is assigned by an internet service provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. Void where prohibited by law.

ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER: This contest will end at 11:59 pm on February 28, 2010 with the awarding of one (1) grand prize on March 7, 2010. Grand prize includes the following: 8 hrs photography by Chris Leary, 8 hrs photography by an additional photographer, all travel expenses within 150 mile radius of zip code 10001, proofs posted online, one (1) 11×14 signed print and one (1) copy of all the final images delivered via disc. Delivery of final disc within four (4) weeks after the winner’s wedding date.

VALID WEDDING DATES: This contest applies towards any valid wedding date starting on March 8, 2010 through March 1, 2011.

SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY: All wedding dates are subject to Chris Leary’s availability. Any entry received for an exact wedding date that Chris Leary is not available, will be voided. All participants agree that Chris Leary’s calendar is constantly changing and winner will be chosen based upon Chris Leary availability for wedding date. A winner can be chosen without a firm or set wedding date, but participant agrees that any of Chris Leary’s previously booked weddings take precedence. Without a firm date, contestants risk the non availability of Chris Leary.

TRANSPORTATION: Transportation cost is included with grand prize but limited to 150 miles radius of New York, NY – use zip code of 10001 as starting point reference. If the official winner is located outside of this 150 mile radius, they must agree that the cost of any necessary transportation for Chris Leary and his second photographer will be an additional expenses to be paid by the winning couple.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: Entrants must have valid e-mail address and it is entrant’s responsibility to update Chris Leary of any change in e-mail address. Expenses not specifically included in prize description and all taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Each prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied outside of manufacturer’s limited warranty. No transfer, assignment or substitution of a prize permitted, except Chris Leary reserves the right to substitute prize for an item of equal or greater value in the event an advertised prize is unavailable. All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. Entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of Chris Leary, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Promotion. Winners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and where legally permissible a Publicity Release within 7 days following the date of first attempted notification. Failure to comply with this deadline may result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate winner. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Winner hereby further agrees that it will sign any documents necessary to transfer copyright of the entry to Chris Leary within 7 days following the date of first attempted notification. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for Chris Leary and his agencies to use winner’s name and/or likeness, biographical material and/or entry (including an altered form of the entry) for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. By accepting prize, winner agrees to hold Chris Leary, its advertising and promotion agencies and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representative agents, successors, assigns, officers, directors, and employees harmless for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Promotion or acceptance or use of the prize. Chris Leary is not responsible for any printing, typographical, mechanical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of the prize.

INTERNET: Chris Leary is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor or presenter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or any combination thereof. If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Promotion, Chris Leary reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion. Chris Leary reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received as of the termination date. Chris Leary further reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process. Chris Leary may prohibit an entrant from participating in a Promotion if it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair playing practices or intending to abuse, threaten or harass other entrants. Caution: Any attempt by a participant to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Chris Leary reserves the right to seek damages from any such participant to the fullest extent of the law.

DISPUTES/CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in New York, New York, (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation lost profits may be awarded (collectively, “Special Damages”), and (4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. New York State law, without reference to New York’s choice of law rules, governs the Promotion and all aspects related thereto.

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