Sunnova 2022 Dealer Photo & Video Contest Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

The Sunnova 2022 Dealer Photo & Video Contest (“Contest”) is sponsored by Sunnova Energy Corporation, with address at 20 Greenway Plaza, Suite 540, Houston, TX 77046 (“Sponsor”).  The Contest is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”).  By participating, entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects.  These Official Rules are the complete statement of the terms and conditions of the Contest. Entrants may not rely on any oral representation regarding the Official Rules (including, without limitation, by Sponsor, its agents or representatives), including statements concerning interpretation or enforcement of the Official Rules. Any questions of a potential violation of the Official Rules or dispute concerning their interpretation will be decided by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion.  Contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

ELIGIBILITY. Contest is open only to Sponsor dealers and sub-dealers.  To be eligible, entrant must be a legal resident of one of the 50 United States, District of Columbia, and residents of Puerto Rico or other U.S. Territories, who at the time of entry (1) is eighteen (18) years of age or older, and (2) has Internet access and a valid e-mail account. Sponsor reserves the right to discontinue the Contest if an insufficient number of qualifying eligible entries is received.

Employees, officers directors, and managers, their immediate families members (defined as spouses, siblings, children and parents, regardless of where they live) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of Sponsor or its affiliates, including, without limitation, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, promotion agencies, fulfillment agencies, lead generation agencies, suppliers, distributors, attorneys and agents of Sponsor, contractors acting in an equivalent capacity to employees, shareholders, officers, directors, and the immediate family members of and those living in the same household as such individual are not eligible to enter or win.  Sponsor reserves the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant. 

CONTEST PERIOD.  The Contest begins on August 1, 2022 and ends on August 31, 2022 (“Contest Period”). All entries must be received by 11:59 PM CST on August 31, 2022 to be eligible. Sponsor reserves the right to extend the deadline for entries into the promotion and winner selection date, at the Sponsor’s sole discretion, by providing notice on the Contest Website

HOW TO ENTER.  Access the designated promotion landing page (the “Contest Website”).  To enter the Contest, (1) complete and submit the entry form available on the Contest Website and (2) submit your photographs or video showing a completed installation, installation in progress, customers and/or dealers  (each a “Submission”).

All Submissions must adhere to all requirements set forth in these Official Rules and on the Contest Website for Submissions. Additional requirements are set forth below. Only online entries submitted through the Contest Website in accordance with these Official Rules will be accepted. No faxed, emailed or mailed entries will be accepted.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS CAREFULLY.  SUBMISSIONS WHICH DO NOT COMPLY WITH THESE REQUIREMENTS MAY BE DISQUALIFIED OR NOT FULLY CONSIDERED.

Submission Requirements:

To be eligible:

  • Submission must be unique photo and video footage; no stock photos, stock videos, copyrighted music or images pulled from the internet. 
  • Submission must not contain any text, logos, heavy graphic manipulation, or special effects (for video).
  • Submission should be raw, original assets that can be easily integrated into marketing materials.
  • Submissions featuring people must also include written consent.
  • Submission featuring installation or work in progress must follow OSHA and Sunnova safety guidelines.
  • Submission may be serious or humorous, as long as it adheres to the Contest theme.
  • Submission must be in the format required by the Contest Website.

In addition, Submissions may not contain, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:

  • is sexually explicit or suggestive; violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group or treat any individual, organization or group with disrespect; indecent, profane or pornographic; contains nudity or is otherwise potentially offensive or harmful  to a family audience;
  • promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or depicts the use of any of the foregoing); references politics or takes a political point of view;
  • depicts or describes any act which is dangerous or suggests any person undertake a dangerous activity;
  • defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging or defamatory remarks about other people or companies;
  • contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by third parties;
  • contains any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses, street addresses or telephone numbers;
  • contains copyright-protected materials owned by others (such as photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media);
  • contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying celebrities or other public figures, living or dead, or images of individuals who have not granted permission;
  • communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and good will of the Sponsor or the Contest; or
  • violates any law.

Rights of Privacy and Publicity of Others: By submitting a Submission, you represent and warrant that you have obtained written permission from each person whose name, image, likeness or voice (“Likeness”) is included in the Submission; that such person has granted you all necessary rights to use the person’s Likeness in the Submission and as described in these Official Rules; and that you can and will make written copies of such permissions available to Sponsor upon request. Sponsor provides a publicity waiver form that you can download and use. If the Likeness of a minor is included, such grant of rights must include written permission from the minor’s parent or legal guardian authorizing the use of the minor’s Likeness on behalf of the minor.

Submissions, in whole or in part, become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be returned.  The entrant that submitted the entry unconditionally and irrevocably grants to Sponsor (and those acting pursuant to the direction of Sponsor) a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, fully-transferable license to use, display, reproduce, publish, edit, and sublicense that Submission in any way (without approval of, compensation or acknowledgement to the individual that submits an entry), and to otherwise exploit the Submission for promotional purposes in any media or manner worldwide. Any individual submitting a Submission hereby waives in favor of Sponsor any moral rights, “droit moral,” rights of attribution or similar rights the individual might otherwise have in or to the Submission. Sponsor shall have no obligation to maintain any of the Submissions as confidential. Entrants agree that there is no guarantee that Sponsor will make use of any rights granted to Sponsor in any Submission and any use of a Submission is solely at Sponsor’s discretion. 

Sponsor has no obligation to advise an entrant of an incomplete or otherwise non-compliant Submission. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, invalid, unintelligible, incomplete, garbled, or misdirected Submissions, which will be disqualified.  Receipt of Submissions will not be acknowledged, and proof of submission will not be deemed proof of receipt.  Any automated computer receipt (such as a “thanks for entering” message) does not constitute proof of actual receipt of Submissions by Sponsor.  In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the email account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant.  The “authorized account” holder is the natural person assigned the email account by email. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

All Submissions must be in keeping with Sponsor’s image and may not be offensive, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion. Sponsor reserves the right, but will not be obligated, to review (or have its designee review) Submissions for compliance with these Official Rules.  Sponsor may disqualify any Submission or remove any Submission from the Contest Website for any reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion, exercised at any time.  Any Submission that fails to comply with the requirements set forth in these Official Rules or on the Contest Website, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, may be disqualified. 

CONTEST WINNER SELECTION.  Once the Contest Period ends, a panel of Sponsor judges will select Contest winner based on the following judging criteria:

  • Theme/Concept - 15 points
  • Composition -15 points
  • Originality - 15 points
  • Clarity and Quality - 10 points
  • Technical Merit - 10 points
  • Co-branding – 10 points
  • Overall Wow! Factor - 25 points
Potential Contest winners will be notified by email on or about October 1, 2022.. 

Potential prize winner must comply with these Official Rules in order to be confirmed the winner of a prize.  Potential prize winner must sign and return any required forms, including, without limitation, affidavits of eligibility, prize acceptance and liability and publicity release forms, and IRS-W9 forms, to Sponsor seven (7) days after delivery of the forms.  If a potential prize winner fails to comply with these Official Rules or fails to return all of the required forms within the time specified, that potential prize winner may be disqualified, and an alternative prize winner may be selected by Sponsor from the remaining Submissions as set forth above.  The return of the above-mentioned forms within the allotted time shall be solely the responsibility of the prize winner; Sponsor is not responsible for delays in delivery. 

PRIZES. 

Three prizes will be awarded: 1st place will get a $1,000 Visa® Rewards card; 2nd place will get a $750 Visa® Rewards card; 3rd place will get a $500 Visa® Rewards card. Sponsor makes no warranties, representations or guarantees relative to any prize, and disclaims all liability for the provision, use, quality or nature of any third party product or service provided to the winner.  Prize winners are responsible for all taxes resulting from acceptance and use of the prize, and all costs and expenses not specified as part of the prize.

ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS.  Prizes are non-transferable.  No substitution of prize is permitted; however, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another of equal or greater value.  Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Contest, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting of these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Contest is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Sponsor.

Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Contest, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Sponsor determines that the Contest cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Contest and void suspect entries at issue.  Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.

INDEMNIFICATION/LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

BY ENTERING, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS (“RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES) WHETHER ARISING IN TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), CONTRACT, WARRANTY, STRICT LIABILITY, RELIANCE OR UNDER ANY OTHER THEORY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM ENTRANT'S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON, AND WHETHER OR NOT SPONSOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  THE RELEASED PARTIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE CONTEST WEBSITE AND ALL OTHER ELEMENTS OF THIS CONTEST IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK. THE CONTEST WEBSITE AND ALL OTHER ELEMENTS OF THIS CONTEST ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS-IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, AVAILABILITY AND/OR PERFORMANCE OF ANY ELEMENT OF THIS CONTEST. THE RELEASED PARTIES DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE CONTEST.

PRIVACY.  Personal information collected from entrants on the Contest websites is subject to Sponsor’s privacy statement available at https://www.sunnova.com/legal/privacy-policy. Sponsor may engage certain third party companies to perform services in connection with the administration of this Contest and information provided by entrants may be collected and used by those third parties for purposes of administration of the Contest and the fulfillment and verification of prize awards.

PUBLICITYBy participating, each participant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, likeness, or comments for publicity purposes without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law. 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.  The Official Rules and all related web pages, content and code are the property of Sponsor. Use without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION.  Entrants agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, this Promotion or the acceptance, use or misuse of the prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate Texas state court located in Harris County, Texas; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs, but in no event including attorneys' fees, disbursements or court costs; (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages, and any other damages other than for actual out-of-pocket costs; and (4) any right to a jury trial in any dispute, claim, or cause of action arising out of, or connected with, this Promotion is hereby waived.

COPIES OF THE RULES AND WHO WON.  Requests for list of grand prize winner (after October 1, 2022) and these Official Rules may be requested by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Sunnova Energy Corporation, 20 Greenway Plaza, Suite 540, Houston, TX 77046. All requests must be received by December 1, 2022.