Thank you for participating in #wavesNwisdom!  We enjoyed this so much we have decided to do it all over again and will be hosting another contest/challenge in the near future.  Stay tuned Surfinis!  

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OFFICIAL RULES OF

SANGA LIVING AND ISURF IYOGA

“WAVES-N-WISDOM” PHOTO CONTEST

SEPTEMBER 24th - October 15th, 2014

The Waves-N-Wisdom contest (the "Contest") is provided by Sanga Living and iSurf iYoga Inc. (the Sponsors).  The Theme Weekly Prize draw prizes are provided by the Sponsorsaffiliates (the Affiliate Sponsors).

ELIGIBILITY:

Entry is open to anyone aged 18 or over, with the exception of our employees (and their families) and those of our affiliates, our representatives and agents, and anyone else involved in the Contest. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER THE CONTEST. The Contest is void where prohibited by law.

ACCEPTANCE OF RULES:

Participation in the Contest constitutes an entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these Official Contest Rules (the "Rules"), as may be amended by the Sponsors at their sole discretion. Winning a Prize (as defined below) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

CONTEST PERIOD:

The Contest commences at 12:00 AM (PST) on September 24, 2014 and, subject to these Rules, concludes at 11:59 PM (PST) on October 15, 2014 (the "Contest Period").

Waves-N-Wisdom Weekly Theme Prizes:

Three or more weekly Theme Prize" winners (those photos capturing imagery related to the theme) will be selected randomly in British Columbia, Canada on the following dates (the Individual prize contest periods):

Sept/Oct 2014

WEEK 1: Winning photo from users' submissions from 12:00 AM PST Sept 24, 2014 until 11:59 PM PST Oct 1st, 2014

WEEK 2: Winning photo from users' submissions from 12:00 AM PST Oct 2nd, 2014 until 11:59 PM PST Oct 8th, 2014

WEEK 3: Winning photo from users' submissions from 12:00 AM PST Oct 9th, 2014 until 11:59 PM PST Oct 15th, 2014

Grand Prize:

October 15 2014

1 winning photo from users' submissions from 12:00 PM (PST) on September 24, 2014 until 11:59 PM (PST) on October 15, 2014, will be selected randomly from all photo submissions received during the contest period, including photos selected for the weekly theme prize.  1 runner-up photo will also be selected for the runner-up prize.

PARTICIPATION - WEEKLY “WAVES-N-WISDOM THEME” WINNERS:

1.              To participate in the Contest, you must have an Instagram account.  At the time of writing, there are no fees associated with the creation of an Instagram account.

2.              Upload a photo to your Instagram account tagged with the hashtag #wavesNwisdom during the Contest Period (each "Photo Submission).  Post photos related to the theme announced at the beginning of each week of the contest period. Themes will be announced the day prior to commencement of each new Theme week:

i)   Week 1: the theme is Waves.’  Post photos related to how you connect with water, through riding waves, such as with surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, boogie boarding, SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboarding), bodysurfing, wake boarding, skim boarding, etc.

ii)  Week 2: the theme is Inspiration.’  Post photos related to what makes your spirit take flight: anything that inspires/motivates/encourages you, such as traveling, stories, writing, art, traveling, poetry, music, nature, challenges, people, other cultures, animals, etc.

iii)  Week 3: the theme is Wisdom.’  Post photos related to your spiritual journey - how do you nurture your body, mind and spirit?  Show us how you seek wisdom, such as practicing yoga, meditation, pranayama; through dancing, physical exercise, ceremonies, eating healthy, etc.

3.              You must follow and tag iSurf iYoga @isurfiyoga and Sanga Retreats @sangaretreats and all of our Affiliate Sponsors: Wanderlust Festivals @wanderlustfest; Manduka Mats @mandukayoga and Kooshoo @feelingkooshoo in order to win a weekly prize.

4.              Photo Submissions must be original work, have not previously won any award, and must not contain any material that would violate or infringe upon the rights of a third party, including copyrights, trademarks, or rights of privacy or publicity. The Sponsors retain the sole discretion to disqualify any entry that they believe contains obscene, insensitive or inappropriate content, and that does not comply with these official Rules or is not consistent with the spirit of the contest.

5.              Incomplete entries or submissions received after the expiry of the applicable Contest Period will be considered null and void and ineligible to win any prize.

6.              There is no limit to the number of Photo Submissions a participant may submit.*  Once an applicant has won a weekly prize, they will no longer be eligible to win another weekly prize during the contest period. Weekly prize winners are still eligible for the Grand Prize.

*ADDITIONAL WAYs TO ENTER: You may repost or ‘regram’ the Contest photo once, as well as tag a friend in the reposted photo to count as additional entries**  You may repost the Contest photo at least once per week but only one repost per week is counted as a submission photo, to help further your chances of winning (if you post more than once, we will only accept the first repost as a submission for that week).

** As provided by the @isurfiyoga and @sangaretreats Instagram accounts.

PARTICIPATION - GRAND PRIZE WINNER:

1.              To participate in the Contest, you must have an Instagram account.  At the time of writing, there are no fees associated with the creation of an Instagram account.

2.              Upload a photo to your Instagram account tagged with the hashtag #wavesNwisdom during the Contest Period (each "Photo Submission).  Post photos related to the theme announced at the beginning of each week of the contest period. Themes will be announced the day prior to commencement of each new Theme week (see PARTICIPATION - WEEKLY WAVES-N-WISDOM THEMEWINNERS, provision #2).

3.              You must follow and tag iSurf iYoga @isurfiyoga, Sanga Retreats @sangaretreats.  

4.              Photo Submissions must be original work, have not previously won any award, and must not contain any material that would violate or infringe upon the rights of a third party, including copyrights, trademarks, or rights of privacy or publicity. The Sponsors retain the sole discretion to disqualify any entry that it believes contains obscene, insensitive or inappropriate content, and that does not comply with these official Rules or is not consistent with the spirit of the contest.

5.              Incomplete entries or submissions received after the expiry of the applicable Contest Period will be considered null and void and ineligible to win any prize.

6.              There is no limit to the number of Photo Submissions a participant may submit.* Weekly prize winners are still eligible for the Grand Prize.

*ADDITIONAL WAYs TO ENTER: You may repost or ‘regram’ the Contest photo once, as well as tag a friend in the reposted photo to count as additional entries**  You may repost the Contest photo at least once per week but only one repost per week is counted as a submission photo, to help further your chances of winning (if you post more than once, we will only accept the first repost as a submission for that week).

** As provided by the @isurfiyoga and @sangaretreats Instagram accounts.

WEEKLY “WAVES-N-WISDOM THEME” PRIZES:

Branded materials from the Affiliate Sponsors to be announced on the first day of the contest period.  The approximate retail value of the Affiliate Sponsor prize packages (in total) is between $200 - 300.

GRAND PRIZES:

The Grand Prize Winner (1 in total)

  1. From Sanga Living - ‘STRESS LESS IN COSTA RICA' Yoga Retreat in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica.  Included in this retreat:

- 5 nights accommodation at Vida Asana Eco Lodge, Playa Hermosa

- 3 delicious meals daily (Fresh, Local, Vegan, Vegetarian & Non Vegetarian menu options) Non-alcoholic drinks (Fresh fruit smoothies & juices)

- 2 yoga classes per day

- 2 Beach Shuttles per day

- On Site Activities: Surf lessons, Massages, Horse Back Riding, Waterfall Hike, Bikes

- Off Site Activities: Zip lining, Manuel Antonio National Park Tour, River Rafting, Butterfly and Serpentarium, Spice Farm Tour, Monkey Tour, Turtle Hatchery, Surf Contests, Souvenir Shopping

b) From iSurf iYoga - flight to San Jose, Costa Rica from the following International Airports:

Canada: YVR, YYC, YYZ, YMQ, YEA; USA: JFK, MIA, DTT, FLL, ATL, MES, DEN, BOS, DFW, SLC, ORD, HOU, AUS, PHX, LAX, SFO, PDX, SEA; Mexico: MEX, GDL, ZIH

d) The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize Package is estimated between $1,500- 2,500 USD.

Runner-up Prize Winner (1 in total)

  1. From Wanderlust Festival LLC: 2 Pilgrim (1-day) passes to the 2015 Wanderlust Festival of choice or 2 Day Passes to the 2015 Wanderlust 108 of choice

b)  The approximate retail value of the Runner-up Prize Package is estimated between $250 - 350 USD.

SELECTION OF WINNERS:

Weekly theme prizes will be selected by the Sponsors from the pool of all photos submitted during the week. The grand prize and runner-up prize will be selected by the Sponsors, from the eligible Photo Submissions submitted during the entire contest periods. Winners will be selected randomly through an electronic raffle for all draws.

Two (2) business days following the close date of each individual prize contest periods, the Sponsors will contact the Prize Winners via email to inform a participant that they are a Prize Winner. If after exercising reasonable efforts, the Sponsors cannot reach a participant within two weeks from the first attempt to contact them, the Sponsors will be free of any liability and may forfeit the prize.  If there is a dispute as to the identity of an online participant, the prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the email address submitted when the photo was claimed.

TERMS OF ACCEPTANCE:

All prizes:  winners are responsible for all taxes associated with receipt or use of their Prize.  Odds of winning a Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the applicable Promotion and/or Competition Period.  Prizes cannot be redeemed for its cash equivalent.

Weekly Theme Prize: each prize must be accepted as awarded. No prize substitution, assignment or transfer of prizes is permitted, except: (i) as otherwise explicitly provided herein; or (ii) at the Sponsorsdiscretion. The Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a Weekly Theme Prize with one (1) of comparable value or greater value without liability or consent. All costs and expenses not specifically included above as part of any prize, including, without limitation, insurance, taxes, meals, beverages, gratuities, phone calls, other transportation costs, laundry and mini-bar charges and any other personal and incidental expenses and any taxes thereon, are the sole responsibility of the winner (and his/her Guests, as applicable).

Grand Prize: if the Grand Prize winner has previously purchased a retreat from Sanga Living and wishes to receive their money back, in exchange to attend the offered yoga retreat in the Grand Prize package, they may do so by contacting jamieinvancouver@gmail.com.  They will be fully reimbursed for the retreat no later than 14 days before commencement of the retreat.  In addition, if they cannot attend this retreat, they may opt to attend a similar retreat listed on www.sangaliving.com in the future and for-go the Stress Less Retreat offered in the Grand Prize package.  Alternatively they may gift the retreat to someone that they know.  The prize cannot be used for any promotional purposes and must be used before December 31, 2015.

PRIVACY:

The Sponsors, their authorized agents and/or representatives may collect, use, and disclose the personal information provided by each entrant at the time they enter the Contest for the purposes of administering the Contest and Prize fulfillment. By entering this Contest, each entrant expressly consents to the use of their personal information for such purposes.

By accepting a Prize, a winner hereby consents to the Sponsorsuse of the winner's name, city of residence, picture, biographical information, statements, voice and likeness in any advertising and publicity that the Sponsors may conduct in any media or format, whether now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the Internet, at any time in perpetuity, without further compensation or notice to the winner.

For further information about the Sponsorsprivacy practices, please visit their respective Privacy Policies at:

http://isurfiyoga.com/privacypolicy

http://sangaliving.com/privacy-policy

ADDITIONAL TERMS:

The Sponsors reserve the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any participant from the Contest if they find or reasonably believe such individual to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or where applicable, the Contest Page; and/or to be acting: (i) in violation of these Rules; (ii) in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner; or (iii) with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass the Sponsors, their Affiliate Sponsors, or any of their respective employees, any other participants, or any other person.  Any attempt by a participant or other individual to automate the entry process, or otherwise, undermine the legitimate administration, security or operation of the Contest, is a violation of criminal and civil laws.  The Sponsors reserve the right to seek remedies and damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Participants engaging in any of the foregoing activities may be disqualified and will forfeit any Prizes won.

The decisions of the Sponsors in regards to all matters of the Contest are final and binding upon participants. In the event of any dispute regarding the interpretation of the rules of the Contest or any decision rendered by the Sponsors, the decision or interpretation of the Sponsors shall prevail.

Participants agree that upon submitting a Photo Submission, the Sponsors shall have an unlimited, irrevocable perpetual license to publish, distribute, publicly perform or display, post electronically, create derivative works from, or otherwise reproduce in any manner the participant's Photo Submission in any media whatsoever, including, without limitation, in connection with the the Sponsorssocial media websites, and photo-streams anywhere in the world, without further payment or notice for the purposes of the Sponsorsadvertising, marketing, promotion, and/or journalistic, archival, historical, internal and external recognition activities.  Each participant waives all moral rights in and to the Photo Submissions.

All participants must comply with applicable laws.

Any entry that is illegible, incomplete, altered, or contains false information, is invalid.

Contestants acknowledge that the Sponsors, and all involved advertising and promotional agencies, other suppliers providing Prizes or other materials or services in connection with this Contest, anyone else involved in the development or execution of this Contest, including Instagram, each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliated companies and each of their respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the "Releasees") have not made, - nor are in any manner responsible, 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, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.  Further, no responsibilities are accepted by any of the Releasees for any additional expenses, omissions, delays, re-routing, or acts of any government or authority.

BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, EACH PARTICIPANT HEREBY RELEASES AND HOLDS HARMLESS ALL OF THE RELEASEES FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, INJURIES, LOSS, CLAIMS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH: (I) PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST; AND/OR (II) ACCEPTANCE, USE, MISUSE OR NONUSE OF ANY PRIZE OR PARTS THEREOF, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LIABILITY FOR DEATH, PERSONAL INJURY, DAMAGE OR LOSS OF ANY KIND, LOSS INCURRED DURING TRAVEL TO/FROM, AND/OR ATTENDANCE AT, ANY OF THE EVENTS FORMING PART OF THE PRIZES AND FROM LIABILITY TO ANY OTHER PERSONS RELATING TO OR RESULTING FROM ENTERING THE CONTEST.

Without limiting the foregoing, the Releasees are not responsible for: (i) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by participants, Instagram, or any third parties, or by any of the equipment, hardware, software or programming associated or used with the Contest; (ii) technical errors, defects, delays or failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctions, interruptions or disconnections in communications lines, Internet or website access, hardware or software; (iii) digital or electronic disruptions (e.g. security breaches); (iv) unauthorized human intervention (e.g. hacking); (v) technical or human error which may occur in connection with any aspect of the Contest; (vi) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from a participants or Guest's participation in the Contest, or receipt or use of any Prize; (vii) participantsbreach of Instagram and/s terms of use; and (viii) lost, incomplete, illegible or garbled entries, mail or transmissions, interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, miscommunications, computer viruses, bugs, worms, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, failed computer hardware or software or telephone transmissions, or other errors or problems of any kind whether electronic, mechanical, or human.

Notwithstanding any other provision contained herein, the Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to modify, amend, cancel, suspend, reinstate or close the Contest, at any time in whole or in part without prior notification, and for any reason whatsoever.

The Contest and the Rules shall be governed exclusively by and construed in accordance with the laws in the Province of British Columbia, Canada, without regard to conflicts of laws principles.  Any dispute not otherwise determined in accordance with the rules of the Contest shall be adjudicated in the courts sitting in British Columbia Canada, Canada (or any appeals court therefrom).

The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or otherwise associated with, Instagram. Participants are providing their information to the Sponsors and not to Instagram.


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