“Be Scene with Ethical Bean” – Photo Contest

Official Photo Contest Rules and Regulations


To submit a photo for entry, you must be at least 19 years of age or older and a resident of Canada (excluding residents of Quebec). Ethical Bean Coffee employees and their immediate family members are not eligible for the photo contest.

No Purchase Necessary

No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win.


Submit contest photos to contest@ethicalbean.com

Multiple Entries per Person

You may submit up to two photos per person.

Contest Period

The photo contest runs from April 15, 2011 to May 15, 2011.  Entries must be received by the contest closing date of May 15, 2011 at 11:59pm.

The Winners will be announced on May 18, 2011 and will be notified via email or phone.

Online Voting

Each individual IP address can vote one time per day until the end of the contest.


Photographs will be voted for by the public using an online voting method that is tied into the contest webpage. The photo with the most votes wins the iPhone 4 (approximate retail value of $659.00 not including sales tax).  There will only be one winner. Ethical Bean will also award an Honorable Mention at its discretion to the photo that best captures the essence of the company. There will only be one Honourable Mention. This award will consist of a gift pack of coffee (retail value of $45.00). This is based on but not limited to creativity, visual appeal, and effectiveness in conveying the unique character of the Ethical Bean brand. All contest decisions are final.

If there is a tie, Ethical Bean Coffee, in it’s sole discretion will decide upon a Winner.


Winners will be notified by email or phone by May 18, 2011. No financial compensation will be provided to winners.

Inappropriate Content

Obscene, provocative or otherwise inappropriate content will not be considered. Ethical Bean Coffee retains sole discretion as to what constitutes inappropriate content.

Copyright & Publicity Release

By electronically submitting the “Be Scene with Ethical Bean” Photo Contest entry form, the contestant grants Ethical Bean Coffee the unrestricted and exclusive rights to use photograph(s) for any purpose. This includes, but is not limited to, publishing your photograph(s) in print or electronic form for promotional purposes without further compensation, and the right to use at its discretion the photographer’s name as a credit along with the photograph. The photographer must own all rights to any photographs entered in this contest. It is the responsibility of the contestant to ensure that publication of the photographs raises no legal claims. Accordingly, you herby agree to compensate Ethical Bean Coffee fully regarding any claims arising out of the use of your photograph(s).

The photographer expressly waives, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any so-called “moral rights” which may now or may hereafter be recognized by legislative enactment or otherwise at law or in equity with respect to the submission.

Photograph(s) previously published in full or in part in other publications, contests etc. will be disqualified.

Ethical Bean Coffee reserves the right to disqualify and delete any photographs or user profiles, without notice, and for any reason.

Release of Liability

The Winners agree to the following:

that the Winner: (i) releases Ethical Bean Coffee and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, related companies, and its and their respective directors, officers, shareholders, owners, partners, representatives, employees, agents, successors and assigns from any and all liability arising out of or in any way connected to his or her participation in the Contest, participation in any Contest-related activity, and/or the use of personal information described herein, including but not limited to costs, injuries, losses or damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light, or from any and all claims of third parties arising there from; expressly waives, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Use of Personal Information

By participating in the Contest, all entrants consent to the collection, use and disclosure of his/her personal information by Ethical Bean Coffee for the purpose of administering the Contest, awarding the Finalist Prize and Honorable Mention as applicable. By registering into the contest you abide to follow the rules and regulations of the photo contest. You also agree that you will comply with all applicable laws and regulations and will not knowingly use the Contest Website for any improper or unlawful purposes.

By signing the entry form, the photographer consents to entry of his or her submission and agrees to these Official Rules and Regulations that are final and binding in all matters to this consent. Entries that fail to comply with these Official Rules may be disqualified.

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