Direct Colors Summer Photo Contest

Submit entries to: [email protected]

Contest Minimum Requirements

  1. Minimum six images of 940px by 788px (height x width) of various stages of the project (photos must be free of any digital watermark or branding)
  2. Size of your project. (Ex: 1200 sq. ft):
  3. List of Direct Colors products used:
  4. Other products used:
  5. Total time to complete the project:
  6. Extra credit points for sharing personal Tips on the project:


ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must live within the contiguous United States at the time of entry.

OVERVIEW: Eligible individuals may enter the Contest by submitting a photo of their Direct Colors decorative concrete project. One winner will be chosen from eligible and approved entries.

See WINNER SELECTION below for details regarding winner selection. The entry that receives the most overall votes will be the winner.


1.Complete the online Entry Form

2. Share your image on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #DCSummerColors in your caption or post

All photos must adhere to the Entry Requirements and Entry Restrictions specified below. You may submit more than one image per Entry. No correspondence about Entries will be entered into, nor will photos be acknowledged or returned. If the required information is not included, Entry will be disqualified.

If you think that any Entry infringes your intellectual property rights, click here if you wish to report


1. A completed online entry form including your name, phone number, email address and the name of each Direct Colors product featured in the photo of your concrete project.

2. A title and description for your Entry. Limit of 250 Characters.

3. At least one original photo of a project you created featuring Direct Colors products. Any entry that infringes upon copyrighted work or has not used Direct Colors products will be disqualified. See “Entry Restrictions” for photo details.

Entries must be received by midnight CST  on September 08, 2020. Submission of an Entry is also subject to the Direct Colors. Terms and Conditions for User-Generated Content

Terms and Conditions for User-Generated Content, and the requirements of the social media platform via which a photo is submitted or posted (if applicable), as determined by Sponsor and/or Promotion Fulfillment Center (the “Contest Administrator”), in their sole discretion, may be disqualified or edited by Sponsor only as specifically provided herein (by blurring incidental third party trademarks or logos).


Clear Image Resolution. Photos must be clear and free of blurriness or pixelation. Consider framing the photo to enhance detail or include multiple photos from varying depths and angles. Ensure background and foreground is clear of debris or any unsightly materials. See Example Images Below:

Brand Image. The sponsor maintains a wholesome, family-oriented image for its brand. Entries must properly reflect this brand image. The sponsor’s determination on brand image shall be final.

No third party trademarks/logos/intellectual property. Be careful that your photo and/or caption doesn’t inadvertently contain another company’s trademark, logo or intellectual property because that may cause your photo to be disqualified. Examples to watch for: a trademark/logo on a baseball cap, sneakers or t-shirt, etc. The ONLY permitted trademarks or logos are the Direct Colors trademark or logo, which is not required to be in your photo, and will not influence the judging, or other Direct Colors brand logos. The sponsor may elect to blur incidental third party trademarks or logos in photos at its sole discretion.

Sponsor is not responsible for late or incomplete Entries. If a problem occurs in the online submission process or in uploading a photo, Entrant should receive an “Error” message. However, the responsibility to electronically complete the Entry process and upload a photo is the Entrant’s and neither Sponsor nor the Contest Administrator shall be responsible for any photo not received due to incomplete or improper transmission. Similarly, neither the Sponsor nor Contest Administrator has any obligation to advise the Entrant of an incomplete Entry or photo submission.


Entrant warrants and represents that the photo:

1. is original (photo may be captured by someone other than the Entrant if the Entrant obtained written permission to submit the photo, as set forth below);

2. does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy, publicity rights, ownership or any other legal or moral rights of any third party;

3. has not been entered in contests sponsored by anyone other than Direct Colors or won previous awards in a Direct Colors contest or any other contest;

4. is suitable for public viewing.

Each Entrant irrevocably grants Sponsor and its affiliates, legal representatives, assigns, agents and licensees, the unconditional and perpetual right and permission to reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, exhibit and/or otherwise use or reuse (without limitation as to when or to the number of times used), on an exclusive basis within the decorative concrete category, each element of the Entrant’s Entry, and use of the Entrant’s name, likeness, photograph (collectively, “Likeness”), and/or statements regarding his/her participation in this Contest (with or without using the Entrant’s name) in any and all media without limitation as to time or territory, and without additional compensation or approval from the Entrant or any other party.

Entrant waives intellectual property rights, privacy/publicity rights or other legal or moral rights that might preclude the Sponsor’s use of any element of the Entry, and agrees not to sue or assert any claim against the Sponsor for the use of any element of the Entry or Entrant’s Likeness or statements.

Entrant further grants all end users of Sponsor’s Web Site (a) the ability to rate, vote, review, comment on and tag the Entry; (b) the ability to send and distribute the Entry via e-mail, instant messenger, and via social media or other electronic means.

Entrant agrees to indemnify and hold Sponsor, its agencies and Contest Parties and their respective affiliates, officers, directors, agents, co-branders or other partners, and any of their employees (collectively, the “Indemnitees”), harmless from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) and liabilities (including settlements), brought or asserted by any third party against any of the Indemnitees due to or arising out of the use of any element of Entrant’s Entry, or the Entrant’s conduct in submitting an Entry or creating a photo or otherwise in connection with this Contest, including but not limited to claims for trademark infringement, copyright infringement, violation of an individual’s right of publicity or right of privacy, or defamation. Entrant further agrees to release Sponsor from any claims that any advertising subsequently produced, presented, and/or prepared by or on behalf of Sponsor infringes Entrant’s rights concerning any elements or ideas contained in any element of the Entry.

WINNER SELECTION: One GRAND PRIZE winner will be selected based on total accumulated votes during the voting period. It is up to Entrants to encourage friends, family, and other social media users to vote for their project. Direct Colors will not put any single Entry before another. GRAND PRIZE winner will be contacted via email and phone no more than one week after voting has ended.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Potential Winners are subject to verification, including without limitation, verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. All winners are solely responsible for any taxes on their respective individual prizes. No substitution of prize will be offered, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Prizes are non-transferable. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion to cancel, modify or terminate the Contest. Further, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual deemed to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; (b) violating the Official Rules; or (c) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor reserves the right to require winners to submit to a confidential background check to confirm eligibility as a condition of awarding any prize to help ensure that the use of any such person in advertising or publicity for the Contest will not bring Contest Parties into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorably on the Contest as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entrants agree that the Sponsor has the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from this Contest and that all decisions of Sponsor are final and binding. This Contest is governed by the laws of the state of Oklahoma, and by entering; Entrants agree that all claims or disputes must be resolved exclusively in the federal or state courts in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE: No liability or responsibility is assumed by Sponsor or Contest Parties resulting from any user’s participation in or attempt to participate in the Contest or ability or inability to upload or download any information in connection with participating in the Contest. No responsibility or liability is assumed by the Sponsor or Contest Parties for technical problems or technical malfunction arising in connection with any of the following occurrences which may affect the operation of the Contest: hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless or Internet connectivity or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts or providers; garbled, jumbled or faulty data transmissions; failure of any email transmissions to be sent or received; lost, late, delayed or intercepted email transmissions; inaccessibility of the Web Site, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion on the Internet or the Web Site; unauthorized human or non-human intervention in the operation of the Contest, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bugs, worms; or destruction of any aspect of the Contest, or loss, miscount, misdirection, inaccessibility or unavailability of an email account used in connection with the Contest. Sponsor and Contest Parties are not responsible for any typographical errors in the announcement of prizes or these Official Rules, or any inaccurate or incorrect data contained on the Web Site. Use of the Web Site, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram is at the user’s own risk. Sponsor, the Contest Parties, Facebook, Inc., Twitter, Inc. and Instagram, Inc. (“Released Parties”) are not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or losses of any kind which may be sustained by user’s or any other person’s computer equipment resulting from participation in the Contest, use of the Web Site or the download of any information from the Web Site. By participating in the Contest, the Entrant releases the Released Parties from all claims, damages or liabilities arising from or relating to such Entrant’s participation in the Contest. By accepting a prize, winners agree that the Released Parties shall not be liable for any loss or injury resulting from participation in the Contest, or the acceptance or use of any prize. The Released Parties are not liable if any portion of the Contest or scheduled Events are canceled due to weather, fire, strike, acts of war or terrorism, or any other condition beyond their control.

PRIVACY: By submitting an Entry in this Contest, each Entrant agrees to Sponsor’s use of participant’s personal information as described in the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

SPONSOR/CONTEST ADMINISTRATOR: Direct Colors, 430 East 10th Street, Shawnee, OK 74801.

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

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