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  New Mystery 360 Contest Will Test Your Photographic Memory
  Posted: 8/23/2016
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You visit the forest preserves, you enjoy the forest preserves, but how well do you remember your favorite forest preserve locations?

The Forest Preserve District of Will County is about to find out. A new Mystery 360 contest will test your ability to recognize specific locations within the District. Every Wednesday in September at approximately 8:45 p.m., the District will post a 360-degree photo to its Facebook page. Each photo will be accompanied by a question.

Scrutinize the photo, and once you think you know the answer to the question, post your guess in the comment section under the photo. In some cases, you’ll be asked to identify a specific trail or preserve. Other times, the correct answer might be the name of a forest preserve waterway. Mystery 360 responses must clearly answer the question posed.

Be the first to ID the photo correctly to win a prize. Winners will receive their choice of a USB flash drive, a glass photo frame or a power bank for charging mobile devices. Participants must be 18 years old or older. Only one guess per person will be allowed each week.

The full rules:

I. Eligibility
A.) Contestants must be 18 years old or older and U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents (green card).
B.) Forest Preserve District of Will County (FPDWC) employees, volunteers, Board members, and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate in the contest. Immediate family includes only spouses, parents, and children.
C.) The FPDWC reserves the right to verify, in its sole judgment, winner eligibility.
D.) Rules are subject to change without notice but will be posted at ReconnectWithNature.org.

II. Contest Entry
A.) A 360-degree photo will be posted to the District’s Facebook page on Wednesday evening at 8:45 p.m. each week throughout the month of September. Each photo will be accompanied by a question.
B.) Contestants must submit their answer to the question identifying the 360-degree photo by leaving a comment on that particular 360-degree photo post on the Forest Preserve’s Facebook page. Answers provided through other means will not be accepted.
C.) Answers submitted must clearly answer the question posed based on the 360-degree photo. Submissions which are unclear or provide a vague or inadequate response as deemed by Forest Preserve staff will be disqualified.
D.) Each contestant is allowed one guess per week. The first person — based on time stamp — to post a comment on the Forest Preserve’s Facebook page correctly answering the question is the winner for that week and will receive a prize.
E.) Entries that fail to comply with the Contest Rules will be disqualified without notice.
F.) The decisions of Forest Preserve staff are final in administering the contest.

III. Prizes
A.) Winners will receive their choice of a USB flash drive, a glass photo frame or a power bank for charging mobile devices – each branded with the Forest Preserve District’s logo.
B.) In the event of a tie, both contestants will receive one of the prizes listed.
C.) The prizes are nontransferable, and no cash alternative is available.

IV. Legal Conditions
A.) The Forest Preserve District of Will County reserves the right to disqualify any entry if it finds in its sole discretion a failure by the contestant to comply with the Contest Rules. Decisions of the Forest Preserve District shall be final and binding.
B.) By entering, participants release and hold harmless the Forest Preserve District, its affiliated organizations, and each of its directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents, and representatives from any and all liability for any injuries, loss, claim, action, demand, or damage of any kind arising from or related to the Forest Preserve District, any prize won, any use of entry submissions by the District, the warranties participants make, any misuse or malfunction of any prize awarded, participation in any District-related activity, access to and use of the Forest Preserve's website or Facebook page, the downloading or uploading and/or printing of material from said site, or participation in the contest.
C.) Any attempt by an entrant or other individual to deliberately damage any website or social media platform or to undermine the legitimate operation of the Forest Preserve District is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, the Forest Preserve District reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
D.) The Forest Preserve District is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website/social media users or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized by the Forest Preserve, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions to the Forest Preserve District. The District assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, submissions. The Forest Preserve District is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer equipment, servers, providers, computer online systems, software, etc. on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, including injury or damage to participants or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the contest.
E.) All federal, state, and local taxes, fees, and surcharges on prize packages are the sole responsibility of the winners.
F.) If, for any reason, the Forest Preserve District is not capable of completing the contest as planned, including, but not limited to, by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the District that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the contest, the Forest Preserve reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the contest.
G.) The Forest Preserve is not responsible for lost, late or misdirected submissions, or for unauthorized intervention or technical malfunctions.

V. Contact
A.) Questions and inquiries regarding contest rules or technical matters can be emailed to webmaster@fpdwc.org.
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