Photo Contest



You could win a Soergel’s gift certificate!


Photo Contest Rules

Soergel’s Smartphone 2015 Twitter Photo Contest begins May 1, 2015 and ends May 31, 2015, at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that they are 18 years old or older.

Who may enter:
Customers who are 18 years old or older-except for individuals affiliated with the Soergel Orchards, including employees and their immediate families (children, siblings and spouses) and others living in their households-are eligible. Soergel’s will determine winners’ eligibility in its sole discretion.

What to enter:
All pictures must have been taken in one of the stores, in the immediate space around the stores, inside McIntosh Hall, or in tiny town at Soergel Orchards in Wexford, PA and may include:

Animals, plants, landscapes, and geological features of Soergel Orchards. Locales, peoples or activities at Soergel’s. Individuals from all walks of life. Photographs that tell us what it means to be a Soergel’s customer and provide a sense of what it is like to visit our stores.

Contests are not permitted in any work area of Soergels, in the orchards, or inside any other space not open and available to customers. Any person found in any of these areas will be immediately disqualified.

Photographs must have been shot by the entrant since January 1, 2015.

All photographs must have been captured with the standard camera on a smart-phone.

Cropped photos are eligible in all categories. We do not accept digitally or otherwise enhanced or altered photos. If the judges determine that a photographer has altered his or her photo, they reserve the right to disqualify it.

For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must secure expressed permission the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian.

Photographs that have won any other contests are not eligible. We define winning as having won a grand prize or 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place overall. Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright, are not eligible.

How to enter:

Please submit photographs on our Twitter page by including #soergelsphotocontest in the post containing the photo being submitted.

You retain your rights to your photograph; however, by entering the contest, you grant the Soergel Orchards (and those authorized by Soergels) a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce, and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any Soergel Orchards purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion of the market and its website, exhibition, and commercial products, including but not limited to Soergel Orchards publications. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. Soergel Orchards will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.

The winner of the Soergel’s Smartphone 2015 Twitter Photo Contest will be determined by the number of times the post containing the original photo shared with #soergelsphotocontest is retweeted by May 31st 11:59pm.  Winning photographs will be announced on the official Soergel Orchard Twitter account in June 2015. Photos posted multiple times will count as multiple entries. Soergels will not count all the retweets of multiple posts of the same picture.

Soergel Orchards will notify the winner via the Twitter account that originally posted the picture; the Soergels may disqualify anyone who fails to respond to the notification within five business days.

Soergel Orchards reserves the right to cancel the contest or modify these rules at its discretion. In the event of a dispute regarding the winners, Soergels reserves the right to award or not award the prizes in its sole discretion. Soergels reserves the right to disqualify any entrant whose entry or conduct appears in any way to: inhibit the enjoyment of others; tamper with the competition; violate these rules; infringe on the rights of third parties; or act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Decisions of Soergel Orchards are final.

Please do not contact us about the status of entries or judging.

Prizes: Soergel Orchards will award one prize of a twenty dollar gift certificate to Soergel Orchards.