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CAUGHT IN THE ACT: WHEN GOOD PETS GO BAD PHOTO CONTEST OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win

Photo Eligibility
To enter, you must be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident (green card), and/or current or previous traveling employee. Medical Solutions internal employees and their immediate family members are not eligible. Immediate family includes only spouses, parents and children. All photos must be in color and taken in within the last three years.

Photo Formats
Entries may be color prints or digital images. Please read the specific guidelines for submitting prints and digital images.

Photographer/Copyright
Entries must be submitted by the original photographer. Do not submit a photo taken by someone other than yourself. You must be the sole owner of the pet and copyright of any image submitted. Your submission of the photo and entry form is your guarantee that you are the author and copyright holder of the photo.

Number of Entries
An individual may submit one photo per pet per contest. There is no limit to entries.

Photo Subject Restrictions
Photos must be appropriate for posting on a public website. Obscene, provocative or otherwise questionable content will not be considered. Medical Solutions retains sole discretion as to what constitutes inappropriate content.

Return of Photos
Photos, regardless of the medium, will not be returned. Please do not send your only copy of a photo.

Ownership/Use Rights
Photographers retain the copyright to their photographs. By entering the contest, photographers agree to have their submitted photograph displayed on the MedicalSolutions.com website without any fee or other form of compensation, and agree that Medical Solutions may display winning photos in a "past winners" photo gallery, and may make and retain copies of the photograph for archival purposes. Photos will be credited to the photographer named in the entry form.

Entries (including non-winning entries) may be selected for display or use in other Medical Solutions web pages, with permission from the photographer. Entrants agree that Medical Solutions may contact them to obtain permission for use of photos in this way. Entries will never be used by Medical Solutions in any manner for advertising or sale. In the event that ownership of any photograph submitted to Medical Solutions is contested in any manner, Medical Solutions retains the discretion to disqualify that photograph and discontinue use of the photograph.

How to Enter
Digital photos may be submitted using the online entry form. To enter the Contest, upload a photo at http://www.medicalsolutions.com/caught-in-the-act/, enter your name, email address, pets name, type of pet and tell us about the pet. Approved submissions will be displayed on the contest pages. Users will also receive a confirmation email regarding if their entry is accepted as an entry into the contest.

Prints may be mailed along with completed entry forms to Medical Solutions (see further instructions below). Each entry must be accompanied with name, email address, pets name, type of pet and brief description about the pet. If you are submitting multiple entries, be sure to indicate clearly what information belongs with each photo.

Voting/Judging
Anyone can vote for any number of photos. Medical Solutions monitors new accounts/IP addresses and individuals who are caught creating multiple accounts for voting can result in the disqualification of your design.

Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, level of mischievous, photographic quality, number of votes and average rating. A Medical Solutions panel will judge the entries and all contest decisions are final. Entries that fail to comply with the Official Contest Rules will be disqualified.

Winners
Judges will select a first, second and third place winning photo for the contest. Odds of winning the Contest are dependent on the number of entries received. Winners will be notified approximately 1 week after the contest deadline by phone and email using the information on the entry form. Winning photographs, along with the photographer's name, and information about the photo, will be displayed on the MedicalSolutions.com website during the fall months. No financial compensation is provided to winners other than the prizes listed.

The prizes are as follows:
Grand : $150 Gift Card to ProperPet.com.
Second Prize: $75 Gift Card to ProperPet.com.
Third Prize: $25 Gift Card to ProperPet.com.

Submitting Digital Images
Digital images should be submitted using the online entry form. Images should be formatted to 72 dpi and no smaller than 442px ?? 293px. Panoramic photos are not eligible. Images should be submitted in JPG (at high quality) or TIFF format. File sizes must be less than 500K per image. Images must be in natural color. Black and white, sepia tone, and duotone images are not eligible. Digital images will not be returned.

Image Modifications:
Minor digital enhancement is permitted, but images that have been significantly modified or appear unnatural will be disqualified.
Not Permitted:
• No borders or frames may be added to images.
• No watermarks, signatures, or copyright notices may be added to images. All winning images will be displayed with the
photographer's name.
• Adding or replacing elements in an image is not permitted.
• Artistic filters are not permitted.

Permitted Modifications:
• Images may be cropped and rotated as necessary as long as the rectangular format is maintained and the size is within the
specifications above.
• Images may be resized as long as the aspect ratio is maintained
• Red-eye removal and spot editing
• One-step enhancement (such as "AutoFix", "QuickFix", "Auto Levels", etc.)
• Use of filters to sharpen, soften, blur, despeckle, or remove noise.
• Use of corrective functions to improve the natural appearance of the image, such as levels, contrast, brightness, curves,
intensity, tone, hue, saturation, lightness, value, color balance, and tint.

Submitting Prints
Prints must be 4 x 6 inches or 5 x 7 inches and must be in color. Do not send negatives. Attach a label to the back of each print with your name and address. Do not write on the photo itself. If submitting multiple entries, number each print to match a corresponding entry form. Prints will not be returned.

Mail print along with entry form to:
Medical Solutions Caught in the Act Photo Contest
c/o Patrick J. Fuerstenau
9101 Western Ave., Suite 101
Omaha, Nebraska 68114

Additional Terms and Conditions
Medical Solutions is not responsible for computer system, hardware, software, or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, or delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Furthermore, Medical Solutions is not responsible for: (i) lost, misdirected, misplaced, illegible, unintelligible, incomplete, or late entries or (ii) any act, failure to act, or delay regarding the transmitting or processing of entries. Medical Solutions reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend all or any portion of this contest without notice if factors beyond Medical Solutions control, including technical difficulties, disrupt or corrupt the fair or secure administration or operation of the contest. Void where prohibited. Medical Solutions is entitled to interpret these rules as needed and its decisions are final. Medical Solutions reserves the right to disqualify any entrant that Medical Solutions has reason to believe is not the original work of entrant, or does not otherwise meet the contest rules. If a winner is disqualified or determined to be ineligible, an alternate winner will be selected using the same judging process/criteria described above. Alternate winners are subject to all requirements set forth in these Official Rules.

By participating in the contest, you agree to release and hold harmless Medical Solutions and its employees, officers, affiliates, agents, and advertising and promotional agencies from any and all damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind resulting from your participation in this contest, including infringement of intellectual property rights. Medical Solutions and its employees, officers, affiliates, agents, and advertising and promotional agencies assume no responsibility or liability for any damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind arising in whole or in part from this contest.

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