BRIEF OVERVIEW OF CONTEST: This is a Contest
to be conducted during the period commencing at 12:01 A.M, March 17, and ending at 11:59:59 P.M., April 30, 2009
("Entry Period") as a competition to select 3 winning entries from among those Contestants submitting entries.
Your Contest submissions should consist of the following elements:
 one (1) photo of yourself or a family member, yourself or a member of your family doing a green activity, or your actual green idea;
 title for the entry and
 the story that goes along with the photo, not to exceed three thousand  characters (collectively, "Submission").
Three winners will be selected by applying the following judging criteria: 60 % for creativity and originality and 40% for ease of duplication. For purposes of these Official Rules ("Rules"), "Day" shall mean each calendar day during the Entry Period and all times and Days are Pacific Daylight Time. The awarding of the prize is subject to the eligibility and forfeiture provisions set forth below.
ENTRY: During the Entry Period, you may enter the Contest by registering as a guest of the Website, clicking the link to this Contest, agreeing to the TOU, following the entry instructions to submit your Submission and clicking on the "submit" button ("Entry"). Only valid email addresses (individually, "Address") will be accepted for registration, as determined solely by the Sponsor. At Sponsor's sole discretion, you will be disqualified if you create invalid Addresses with intent to affect the integrity of the voting process.
CONTEST MATERIALS ("Materials"): include:  all information and material submitted by you in connection with the Contest, including the Submission and all other forms, contracts or releases required to be submitted by you as a Contestant, whether required by Sponsor prior to or after Entry;  your name, likeness, image and biographical data as contained in or reflected by the Submission and  all photographs, artwork, writings, statements, dramatic materials, ideas, quotations and any other intellectual properties created by you in connection with the Contest, whether submitted to the Sponsor or not, including the Submission. All material owned by the Sponsor or the Sponsor's affiliated companies, including but not limited to any picture, logo, title art, etc., shall remain their property and you shall acquire no rights therein by virtue of the Contest.
LIMITATIONS: By submitting the Materials in the Contest, you represent and warrant to Sponsor that the Materials and everything depicted therein:  do not originate from a magazine, newspaper or other commercial or proprietary source;  do not infringe upon or otherwise violate any right of any person, firm or entity;  comply with the TOU and the Rules;  do not contain any trademarks, logos, insignia, location signage, photographs, artwork or sculptures or other material (e.g., on props, costumes, background) that would infringe any third party's copyrights or trademarks;  have not previously been submitted in a contest of any kind or exhibited or displayed publicly through any means and  do not contain material which is (or promotes activities which are) sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, violent (e.g., relating to murder, the sales of weapons, cruelty, abuse, etc.), discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or age), illegal (e.g. underage drinking, substance abuse, computer hacking, etc.), offensive, threatening, profane, harassing, defamatory, libelous, infringing or otherwise objectionable or unlawful as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. You further represent and warrant to Sponsor that:  you have all rights, licenses, permissions and consents necessary to submit the Materials in the Contest in accordance with the Rules;  no person other than you, nor any entity, has any right, title or interest in and to any part of the Materials and  you are not subject to any agreement or arrangement that would interfere with your entering this Contest and granting all the rights granted hereunder or that would conflict with any other documentation required hereunder. All Entries must be received during the Entry Period. You may submit other Entries provided that each Entry embodies a different Submission.
PRIZES: One (1) EDITOR'S CHOICE GRAND PRIZE: an eight (8) day/ seven (7) night trip for winner and three (3) guests ("Group") to Costa Rica via REI Adventures ("Trip"), consisting of the following elements for the Group:  accommodations for seven (7) nights;  seven (7) breakfasts, four (4) lunches and four (4) dinners;  round-trip coach air transportation on a Sponsor-selected carrier between a Sponsor-selected major metropolitan airport near winner's residence ("airport of origin") and Juan Santamaria International Airport, San Jose, Costa Rica;  guided canopy and canyoning tour;  entrance into national parks and reserves;  outrigger canoe excursion;  local English-speaking guides and  free use of all gear needed to participate in the various activities. Travel and lodging are subject to availability, certain restrictions, blackout dates and Sponsor's approval and Trip must be completed by December 31, 2010.
Two (2) VOTER'S CHOICE FIRST PRIZES: one (1) REI gift certificate in the amount of $500. (ARV: $500). Total ARV of all prizes: $13,596.
Limit one prize per person/Address.
PROCEDURES: During the Entry Period, the Website's registered visitors will be invited to vote on all eligible Entries received by applying the Criteria to determine the Voter's Choices for the potential First Prize winners. Entries will not be eligible for voting until the photo is pre-moderated and posted; therefore, there may be a slight lag time between when the photo is uploaded and when it is posted and eligible for voting. Limit one vote per valid Address per Day for each Entry. The two Entries accumulating the most valid votes during the Entry Period, as determined solely by the Sponsor, will be the Voter's Choices for the two potential First Prize winners. On or about May 11, 2009, all eligible Entries received will be judged by the Sponsor, who will select one (1) Editor's Choice for the potential Grand Prize winner on the basis of the Criteria.
WINNERS: The potential winners will be notified by email on or about May 11, 2009 and will be posted on the Website on or about May 25, 2009.