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Please join us for this Photography Contest


Malwarebytes will be giving away a total of 3 Malwarebytes Premium 1 year licenses for consumer home use.
Visitors must sign up on the Malwarebytes Forum and post an image. You may only upload images that you have entirely created or taken on your own. Please tell your friends and family about the contest or post on other forums or social media sites.

The Photography Contest is designed to encourage participation on the Malwarebytes forums. Judges will choose the winning entries, and prizes will be awarded in accordance with these Official Rules.



  1. Promotion Description:  The Malwarebytes 'Photography Contest' ("Contest") The Contest begins on October 28th, 2019 11:30AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) and ends on November 2nd, 2019, 11:59 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) (the "Contest Period"). All dates are subject to change. (the "Contest Period").  By participating in the Contest, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Malwarebytes ("Sponsor"), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the Contest. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Contest.
  2. Eligibility:  Open to forum members of whom are 18 years old or older.  Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Sponsor and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (collectively, the "Promotion Entities"), and members of their immediate families and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, are ineligible to enter the Contest or win a prize.
  3. How To Enter:  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. To enter the Contest, visit the Contest website located at https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/252984-share-your-photographs-2019-contest/ (“Contest Site”) during the Contest Period and follow the instructions that appear on the site which includes signing up for a forum account if you do not already have one.  Posts cannot be edited so please preview your post to ensure accuracy before completing your post.
  4. Submissions must not be derogatory, offensive, threatening, defamatory, disparaging, libelous or contain any content that is inappropriate, indecent, sexual, profane, tortuous, slanderous, discriminatory in any way, or that promotes hatred or harm against any group or person, or otherwise does not comply with the theme and spirit of the Contest.


  1. Images must have at least 3,000 pixels on their longer side. Please do not upscale smaller images as that will cause blurring. Images of lower quality will be removed
  2. Recommended Minimum image size is 3MB - Maximum is 12MB
  3. Images must be uploaded in normal .JPG format
  4. You may only upload images that you have entirely created or taken on your own.
  5. There is a maximum of 3 images that you can upload for consideration
  6. If you believe an entry was copied from the Internet please send a private message to AdvancedSetup with a link to the image in question
  7. You want to upload your best image that you think others will like and impress the judges in order to win so please, no blurry or low quality images
  8. No Hot-linking - images must be uploaded to the Malwarebytes forum. Hyperlinks to remote images will be removed


  1. Winner Selection:

3 winners - all selections are final.

The winners of the Contest will be selected and judged from among all eligible entries received throughout the Contest period. The final judging will be conducted within 48 hours after the Contest Period (barring any unforeseen issues) by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible Entries received. Winners will be notified by email at the email address provided and used to join the Forum.  Potential winners must accept a prize by email as directed by Sponsor within 48 hours of notification. Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverables may result in prize forfeiture. The potential prize winners may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively "the Prize Claim Documents"). No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.

Prizes:   (3) winners will receive [ 1 Malwarebytes Premium 1 year license for use on either Windows, Mac, or Android ] (approximate retail value or "ARV": $39.99 each)

Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the prize represents Sponsor's good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items.  Prize will only be awarded and/or delivered to members with a valid email address.  All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.


  1. Online Entry:  Enter the Contest during the Promotion Period online by signing onto the Forum and posting one of the Contest image requirements. The Contest entry can be found on the following website at https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/252984-share-your-photographs-2019-contest/
  2. Automated or robotic Entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified. Internet entry must be made by the entrant. Any attempt by an entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void that entrant's Entries and that entrant will be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. All Entries must be posted by the end of the Contest Period in order to participate. Sponsor's database clock will be the official time keeper for this Contest.
  3. Privacy:  All entrants acknowledge that if they are chosen as a winner, certain of their personally identifying information may be disclosed to third parties at least as required by law, including, without limitation, on a winner's list. All personal information submitted as part of the Contest may be shared by and between the Promotion Entities, and each of the Promotion Entities will use such information in accordance with their respective independent online privacy policies. The privacy policy of Malwarebytes can be found at www.malwarebytes.org/policy/privacy/
  4. Limitation of Liability: Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Contest.  Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any misdirected or lost email, or any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay of operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating downloading materials in the Contest. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, then Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. In such event, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, perform the random drawing from among all eligible Entries received prior to or after such cancellation, suspension, or modification.
  5. In the event of a dispute concerning who registered online to participate in the Contest, the registration will be declared to have been made by the authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, education institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor's satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible.
  6. Winner's List: To obtain a copy of any legally required winners list or a copy of the Official Rules, send the applicable request and a self-addresses, stamped, #10 envelope to Malwarebytes cc: Malwarebytes Photography Contest at 3979 Freedom Circle, 12th Floor - Santa Clara, CA 95054. Request must be received no later than 48 hours + 6 MONTHS for the name of the winner and, by the end of the Contest, for a copy of the rules.


Sponsor: The Contest is sponsored by Malwarebytes




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