SkySafari Venus Transit Challenge

Official Rules, Terms, and Conditions

  1. CONTEST. Use your iOS or Android mobile device to photograph the transit of Venus on June 5th, 2012 (June 6th, 2012 for locations east of Greenwich). Email your image of the transit to before the end of June 7th, 2012 (at 23h 59m 59s UTC). Southern Stars does not require you to use any particular method of photographing the Venus transit, but to qualify, Venus must be visible against the Sun's disk in your image. Only one emailed image per entrant will be accepted. Entrants submitting more than one email will be disqualified.

  2. ELIGIBILITY. Open to anyone worldwide who has purchased a paid copy of SkySafari for iOS or Android (any version) between May 20th and June 6th, 2012; or anyone worldwide who has purchased a free copy of SkySafari for iOS (any version) by requesting a promo code from Southern Stars after midnight (0h UTC) on June 1st, 2012. Free iTunes Store promo codes for SkySafari are limited to the first 100 requesters. Employees and contractors of Southern Stars Group, LLC, their immediate families, and members of their same households (related or not) are not eligible to participate in this Contest. The Contest is void where prohibited, and subject to all federal, state, and local laws.

  3. PRIZES. Three prizes will be awarded on or about June 8th, 2012, from among all eligible entries received by the end of June 7th, 2012 (at 23h 59m 59s UTC). The prizes and their approximate retail values in US dollars are as follows:

    • Third prize: iPod touch, 4th generation, 8GB model, white ($199)
    • Second prize: Samsung Galaxy 2 Tab 7" Android tablet, black ($249)
    • First prize: iPad 3, 16 GB Wi-Fi model, white ($499)

    Winners will be notified by email no later than June 12th, 2012. If any winner does not respond to the notification within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen. Failure to respond within this time frames means that the provisional winner forfeits the prize. Prizes will be shipped at no cost to winners in brand-new condition using a shipping method at Southern Stars' sole discretion. Southern Stars assumes no liability for lost, stolen, damaged, or misdirected prize shipments. Winners may not request substitutions of prize winnings. All winners are solely responsible for any taxes, fees, and any additional costs that may be incurred as a result of prize winnings.

  4. WARRANTY. You represent and warrant that any images you email to are your own original work, and do not infringe any copyright, trademark, or property rights of others. By submitting images to Southern Stars, you agree that Southern Stars may use, reproduce, edit, display, transmit, modify, publish, and otherwise make use of the images you submit, throughout the world and for any purpose, without compensation to you of any kind.

  5. CONDITIONS. By participating in this Contest, you agree to release and hold Southern Stars Group, LLC, its officers, employees, and contractors (collectively, the Released Parties), harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the Contest, or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, including, without limitation, personal injuries, death and property damage of any kind, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy, whether suffered by entrant or a third party. The Released Parties are not responsible for any errors or delays in the transmission of entry materials due to technical malfunctions of any kind, such as network congestion on the Internet. You further agree not to pursue any right, claim or action against the Released Parties in connection with their participation in this Contest. You agree to hold the Released Parties harmless from and against, and hereby waive any right to pursue any claims of any nature arising in connection with Southern Stars Group, LLC's use of the materials you submitted to Southern Stars. This Contest is governed by the laws of the state of California.