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Write of the Living Dead Photo
The authors of Write of the Living
Dead had so much fun taking photos of themselves holding the book in
strange and unusual places that they just had to share the fun with
you! This photo contest is simple. Just snap a photo of yourself
holding a copy of the book and post it to your personal Facebook
page, blog, Twitter feed, Flickr account, Pinterest, etc. Then, copy
the link to your post and share it on our Write of the Living Dead
Facebook Fan Page. If you post it to more than one site, share more
than one link for more entries! If we receive 100 entries or more by
October 31, 2012, we’ll select winners for the prizes listed below!
How much easier does it get?
Here's our link to the Facebook entry
Write of the Living Dead Photo Contest
Rules and Eligibility Information:
First Place: $200
Second Place: 1 Year Subscription to
Dark Eclipse e-Magazine
And, just to keep it interesting,
People’s Choice Awards:
First Place: $50 (get your friends to
vote for your photo for a chance to win!)
Second Place: $25 gift certificate to
Dark Moon Books online bookstore
No purchase necessary to win. To
enter, you must be at least 18 years old, or have a parent or
guardian enter on your behalf. A physical copy of the book (either
owned or borrowed) must be present in the image to be eligible for
prizes. Winners will be notified by e-mail in accordance with
Facebook regulations—be sure to include a valid email address with
your posting to be notified if you win. Entrants may also email
firstname.lastname@example.org from a valid email address including links to
sites where your photo has been posted. Potential winners will be
screened for eligibility requirements before prizes will be
awarded. If a potential winner is found not to be eligible, prizes
will be redrawn. By entering this contest, you agree to the
Any person depicted in the image
consents to the image being published on your websites, our
websites, and our fan pages, including darkmoonbooks.com and its
You give us unconditional rights
to reproduce any image you enter into the contest for use on our
websites and fan pages, including darkmoonbooks.com and its
subsidiaries. You will receive credit for any images you submit
in a single byline wherever we post the image.
No person or animal, alive or
deceased, was harmed in the creation of this image. Also, no
nudity or vulgar content that would be deemed “adult” in nature
by the authors of this book will be eligible. If it helps, think
of G or PG ratings when submitting to this contest.
By submitting the image to this
contest, you declare that you own copyright to that image (you
will share reproduction rights with us, but you maintain the
copyright and ownership of the image) or that you have entered
it into the public domain.
You have not used any trademarked,
copyrighted, or royalty-based personalities in your images
without receiving prior, written consent from those
personalities. In other words, you have not shopped in any
celebrities or copyrighted images to enhance your photo entry.
You will be asked to provide us with a copy of written consent
if deemed necessary by our staff. See rules for more
You understand that cash prizes
can only be awarded to individuals who are 18 years of age or
older and own a Paypal account to receive the funds. Prizes will
be issued via Paypal.
The deadline for this photo
contest is October 31, 2012. Winners, if applicable, will be
announced by November 30, 2012. Winners will not be selected
unless 100 unique photos are entered into the contest. If 100
unique photos are not entered by the deadline, the contest may
be extended or nullified.
All photos entered must include an
actual copy of the book with the title of the book clearly
visible in the image in order to be eligible. If the book is or
appears to be digitally altered or the title is not visible in
an entry, it will automatically be disqualified.
No persons involved in the
production or creation of Write of the Living Dead may enter nor
be found eligible for prizes.
There are two types of prizes for
this contest: randomized drawings and people’s choice awards.
Entrants may post the same original image to more than one site
outside of our Facebook fan page and submit each unique link for
multiple entries into the random drawing. When posting the same
image listed on multiple websites, entrants are asked to post
only one image to the fan page and use the “comment” field to
post the additional web links. People’s choice awards will be
voted on by commenters on our Facebook fan page.
All images entered into this
contest must be original content, but may include supplemental
images from the public domain for artistic effect. Digitally
altered images are acceptable so long as these conditions are
met: the book in the image may not be digitally altered in any
fashion; it must be a real, physical, or actual copy of the
paperback book; and any materials used to supplement the image
must be original content or in the public domain (so no shopping
in images of author-favorite, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, to make
your photo look cooler—only public domain supplements allowed!).
Entrants interested in posting
videos in lieu of photographic images may share these publically
on sites like Youtube. Each publically shared video post will
receive 3 entries into the random-draw prize categories.
For the people’s choice image
awards, any image which receives “likes” or “comments” from
suspicious Facebook profiles (such as profiles that appear to be
falsified) will be disqualified. On that same token, we
encourage you to ask your friends to fan the page and vote for
your image. The more the merrier.