Head Shot Photo Contest 

Send Headwall your best outdoor photos and become eligible
to win a Vortex Razor HD spotting scope.

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  • Take a great picture in the Montana outdoors.
  • Make a compressed JPEG file of the image.
  • Send it to photo@mtheadwall.com.
  • Be sure to identify the location and the subjects, and also describe any action taking place.
  • Wait to hear from us. Finalists will be selected for publication in Head Shots in print and online.
  • We'll pick the best photo in March of 2014 and notify the winner.



1.1 By entering the 'Montana Headwall 2013 Head Shot Contest', you ('the Contestant') AGREE to be bound by these Official Rules and Regulations of the Contest and by all decisions of Montana Headwall. You may enter the Contest by going to the Contest Web page and then following the instructions listed. The entry must comply with all instructions of the Contest and all of the Rules in order to be eligible. Upon completion, each entry will be deemed an eligible entry upon being received and approved by Montana Headwall and will be entered into the Contest for one chance to win a prize.

1.2 Eligibility:
The Contest is open to residents of the United States who, at the time of entry, are eighteen (18) years or older, except employees and contractors of Independent Publishing, Inc., its affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, and the immediate families (spouse, parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in the same household of each such employees or contractors, whether or not related. Void where prohibited.

1.25 Upon entering the contest:
All Contestants agree to (i) comply with all Contest rules; (ii) accept of the prize on the terms and conditions as offered if judged a winner; (iii) acknowledge the non-responsibility of Montana Headwall and its respective agents in respect to any injuries, loss, or misfortune related to the Contest or the prize; and (iv) acknowledge that Montana Headwall and its agents have an unrestricted right to publish, in its discretion, such winner’s name, photograph, portrait, likeness, voice and any film rendering or tape recording of such winner for advertising and promotional purposes in connection with the Contest in any form of publication or display including, without limitation, newspapers and other print publications, radio and television broadcasts, film releases and interactive media worldwide without compensation other than the prize offered.

1.3 Contest Period:
Montana Headwall will begin accepting entries for the Contest on April 1, 2013. Entries must be received by Montana Headwall no later than 11:00 PM Mountain Standard Time on the last day of the Contest, Jan. 31, 2014, to be eligible for the Contest. There is only one Contest round, spanning 10 months. Montana Headwall is not responsible for any late, lost, stolen, damaged, delayed, incomplete, ineligible or misdirected entries.


2.1 Three prizes will be awarded at the end of the Contest:
The prizes have no cash value and are non-transferrable. Prize delivery could take six or more weeks from the date of winner selection. The prize winners will be announced on or about 30 days after the overall Contest ends Jan. 31, 2014. The prize winners will be selected solely by the Montana Headwall. The Contest judges will select the winning photograph based on originality, image quality, the action shown, and overall excellence. The Grand Prize winner will receive a Vortex Razor HD 20-60X spotting scope, one Montana Headwall T-shirt and one Montana Headwall bandanna. The Second Prize winner will receive one Montana Headwall T-shirt and one Montana Headwall bandanna. And the Third Prize winner will receive one Montana Headwall bandana.

2.2 Prize Odds:
The odds of winning the Contest are dependent upon the number of entries received by Montana Headwall for the Contest. Montana Headwall reserves the sole right to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest at any time without any liability to any Contestant.

2.3 Prize Selection:
A panel of judges appointed by Montana Headwall will evaluate all eligible entries and will select the the winners. Selection of the winners is solely the discretion of the judging panel. All decisions made by Montana Headwall with respect to all aspects of the Contest are final and binding on all Contestants.

2.4 Notification of Selection:
Montana Headwall will attempt to contact the winners based on the information supplied with the entry. If a winner cannot be reached within seven business days of the judging date, then the winner will no longer be eligible to win the Contest. An alternative winner will be selected from the remaining eligible entries received. Prior to receiving a prize, each winner is required to sign a release form agreeing to all contest rules and giving all rights to the work to Montana Headwall in exchange for accepting the award. If a winner is unwilling or unable to comply with the Official Contest Rules and Regulations, such winner will be disqualified and another entry will be selected from the remaining eligible entries received.

2.5 Winner Obligations:
As a part of the contest conditions, the Grand Prize winner agrees to provide minimum one photograph or video showing his/her prize in use, for Montana Headwall’s use.


3.1 Intellectual Property Rights:
The Contestant warrants that he/she is the owner of all copyright and other intellectual property rights in and to the photograph; that he/she is the sole creator of the photograph; that the photograph is original; that the photograph is not defamatory and does not contain any obscene or blasphemous material; that he/she has all necessary contents and permissions in writing and signed from any and all individuals, locations, venues and other third parties portrayed or otherwise featured in the photograph; that use of the entry by Montana Headwall will not infringe the worldwide copyright or other worldwide intellectual property rights of any third party or create any other liability for Montana Headwall and will not in any way be unlawful; that he/she will not be in breach of any contractual or other pre-existing obligation that is binding upon them. The name Montana Headwall and all derivations thereof, and the content of mtheadwall.com, including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features, and the like and all the registered and unregistered trade marks, service marks and logos contained therein, are owned or licensed to Montana Headwall, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights. Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use only and may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners. Montana Headwall reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Website and the content. You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the above-described intellectual property for any commercial purposes.

3.2 Publication Rights:
By participating in this Contest, the Contestant ACKNOWLEDGES AND RELEASES to Montana Headwall all publication and distribution rights that the Contestant has to the photograph. Montana Headwall has the authority and legal right to use the photograph in any way that Montana Headwall deems appropriate, including but not limited to: any form of publication or display including, without limitation, newspapers and other print publications, radio and television broadcasts, and interactive media worldwide. Montana Headwall has the right to amend, change, revise, alter or incorporate all or part the photograph, in whole or in part, any way that Montana Headwall may so desire.

3.3 Governing Law and Jurisdiction:
This Contest and the application or interpretation of the Official Contest Rules and Regulations shall be governed by the applicable laws of the United States of America and of the the state of Montana. All entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the state of Montana.

3.4 Privacy/Use of Personal Information:
By participating in the Contest, the Contestant: (a) grants to Montana Headwall the right to use his/her name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address for the purpose of administering the Contest, including but not limited to contacting and announcing the winners; (b) grants to the Montana Headwall the right to use his/her personal information for publicity and promotional purposes relating to the Contest, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, without further compensation unless prohibited by law; and (c) acknowledges that Montana Headwall may disclose his/her Personal Information to third-party agents and service providers in connection with any of the activities listed in (a) and (b) above.

3.5 Interpretation:
In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Official Contest Rules and Regulations and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, including but not limited to the Contest entry form, or point of sale, television, print or online advertising, the terms and conditions of these Official Contest Rules and Regulations shall prevail, govern and control.

3.6 All decisions made by Montana Headwall are final. The prize is not redeemable in cash and must be accepted as awarded. Approximate value of prizes vary. This contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws. Winners are responsible for all local, state and federal taxes on the prizes.


4.1 Limitations on liability:
As a condition of entering, Contestants (or their parent or legal guardian if an eligible minor) agree (and agree to confirm in writing): (a) to release Montana Headwall and its respective parent and affiliated companies, officers, directors, employees, and agents from any and all liability, loss or damage incurred with respect to awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of any prize; (b) under no circumstance will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Contestant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (c) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (d) any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of- pocket costs incurred, excluding attorney’s fees and court costs. By accepting prize, winner agrees that Montana Headwall its agents will not be held responsible for any system damage, loss of property, accidents, injuries, or death that may occur in the receipt, awarding, use or possession of prize and/or participation in any prize related activity, including any travel related thereto. Winner acknowledges that Montana Headwall has not made nor is in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose. Any and all warranties and/or guarantees on a prize (if any) are subject to the respective manufacturers’ terms therefore, and winner agrees to look solely to such manufacturers for any such warranty and/or guarantee. By participating in this contest, Contestants and winner agree to be bound by these rules, the decisions of Montana Headwall and any applicable federal, state or local laws and regulations.

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