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McMurray Hatchery 2019 Photo Contest Rules


McMurray Hatchery 2019 Fall Photo Contest
McMurray Hatchery 2019 Summer Photo Contest
McMurray Hatchery 2019 Spring is in the Air Photo Contest
McMurray Hatchery Mystery Chick Photo Contest


  1. Before you can enter the contest, you will need to login, or register for an account, on the Murray McMurray Hatchery website. No billing information or purchase is necessary to create an account and enter this photo contest.
  2. If you already have an account, click here to log in.
  3. If you do not have an account, click here to create a free account on our website.
  4. To create your free account, complete form and click the “Create Account” button. Within a few minutes, you should receive an email message confirming your account request. Click the link that is in that email message to verify your account and confirm that your email address is correct. You will need to enter your password again in order to log in.
  5. Please take a moment to read all the rules and requirements for entering our contests.


  1. Before you can enter the contest, you must register and/or login — see above for instructions.
  2. To upload a photo and enter a contest, click “Upload a Photo” button on the appropriate contest page. Rules for each contest are listed above.
  3. Click “Choose File,” then select a photo file from your computer or mobile device to upload.
  4. Check the “I accept the rules stated above.” box.
  5. Enter a description of your photo, according to the contest rules.
  6. Click “Upload Photo” button.
  7. Please note, all photos are reviewed by our marketing staff before they appear in the photo contest gallery, so your photo will not appear immediately.
  8. You may upload as many photos as you would like to the contest.
  9. PLEASE NOTE: If you have trouble entering the contest, contact our marketing department at for assistance.


Murray McMurray Hatchery reserves the right to choose which (if any) photographs to publish in our catalog, website, blog, or other online or offline media. All photographs submitted to the contest become the property of Murray McMurray Hatchery, Inc.

By submitting your name and photograph, you agree to these terms. By submitting your photo, you agree that you are qualified to enter our Photo Contests, and you agree to abide by the contest rules presented here.



Contests are open to residents of the fifty United States, the District of Columbia, and Canadian residents ages 18 and older. We will have several contests this year. The rules for the contests are described below:


  1. Murray McMurray Hatchery (“Sponsor”) is the Sponsor of this contest.
  2. In these contest rules, “bird” refers to any chicken, duck, goose, turkey, peafowl, guinea, pheasant, or other type of poultry shown in the photography entry, including but not limited to breeds listed for sale on the Sponsor’s website ( or the Sponsor’s annual catalog.
  3. See above for instructions on how to log in and enter your photos.
  4. Photos must be in gif, jpg, or png format.
  5. Photos will not be returned. By entering the Contest, contestants agree to abide by these rules, and represent and warrant that the entries are their own and original photographs and that the entries do not violate or infringe the rights, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademark rights or rights of privacy, of any third party.
  6. Entries are void if they are in whole or in part illegible or incomplete. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for late, lost, incomplete, illegible, or misdirected entries.
  7. Uploading a photo to the Sponsor’s website constitutes participation in the Contest and grants the Sponsor all rights to edit, publish, copy, display, and/or use the photo for any promotional purpose. While attempts will be made to give photo credit if it is used, such photo credit is not guaranteed.
  8. Sponsor and its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates or other parties and its affiliated companies are not responsible for technical, hardware, or software malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, or delayed electronic communications caused by the sender, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest which may limit the ability to participate, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of being conducted as described in these rules, Sponsor shall have the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized holder of the email account whose address was specified on the photo upload form.
  9. This contest has a photo upload start date and end date. All entries to the contest must be uploaded on or between those dates.
  10. Each contestant may upload one or more photos.


  1. To ensure that the contest entries stay within the topic areas and to ensure that they are of acceptable quality and appropriate for display, a representative of the Sponsor will moderate the contest, reviewing each photo to determine whether to accept the photo in the contest for which it is entered.
  2. Photos that are accepted by the moderator will be appear in the contest gallery. If a photo is rejected by the moderator, it will not be shown in the contest gallery and will not be eligible for the contest.
  3. The Sponsor may reject any photos which do not meet the contest requirements or for any other reason deemed valid to the Sponsor. The Sponsor may accept to the contest any photo that the Sponsor deems acceptable. The Sponsor may reject a photo that was previously accepted. The Sponsor’s decision to accept or reject a photo will be final.


  1. Selection of finalists and/or winners will be done solely at the discretion of the Murray McMurray Hatchery staff.
  2. Entrants whose photos are selected for catalog use will be notified by e-mail and/or by telephone, using the contact information provided on the entry form.
  3. Any entrants that are unable to be contacted within what the Sponsor deems to be a reasonable amount of time will forfeit their prize.


  1. For each contest, if an entrant’s photo(s) is selected, the entrant will receive the prize indicated in the details above for the appropriate contest.
  2. In the event that there is an insufficient number of qualified entries, or if the Sponsor determines in its absolute discretion that none or too few entries meet the quality standards established to award the prizes, the Sponsor reserves the right not to award the prizes.


  1. The contest is open to residents of the fifty United States the District of Columbia, and Canadian residents ages 18 and older. Void where prohibited by law. All state and local restrictions apply.
  2. Employees of the Sponsor and its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates or other parties in any way involved in the development, production or distribution of this Sweepstakes, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, children) and household members of employees are not eligible to participate in the Contests.


  1. No cash substitution, transfer or assignment of prizes is allowed. In the event of the unavailability of a prize or prizes, Sponsor may substitute a prize or prizes of equal or greater value.
  2. All expenses, including taxes (if any), related to receipt and use of prizes are the sole responsibility of the winner.
  3. Winners may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release. The affidavit must be returned within fourteen (14) days of notification or winner will forfeit their prize and another winner will be selected. Should the ARV (approximate retail value) equal or exceed $600.00, winners shall be required to provide a Social Security Number or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number to Sponsor for issuance of a 1099 Form.
  4. By accepting a prize, winner(s) grant the Sponsor the right to edit, publish, copy, display and otherwise use their entries in connection with this Contest, and to further use their names, likenesses, and biographical information in advertising and promotional materials, without further compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law.
  5. By participating in the Contest and/or accepting the prize, contestants release Sponsor, its parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies or the agencies of any of them from any liability, injury, damages, cost or expense, including reasonable attorney’s fees, arising out of or connected to participation in this contest or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prizes.
  6. Any dispute arising from any Contest will be determined according to the laws of the State of Iowa, without reference to its conflict of law principles, and the entrants consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Hamilton County, Iowa and agree that such courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes.
  7. No ill-tempered, ill-willed or otherwise grumpy people allowed. If this contest upsets you, then you are disqualified from entering the contest or viewing the photos. The contest is for the FUN of the participants.


For a copy of the list of selected entrants in a specific Murray McMurray Hatchery photo contest, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by December 31, 2019 to P.O. Box 458, 191 Closz Drive, Webster City, Iowa 50595. Attention: 2019 Photo Contest. (Please indicate the name of the contest you are requesting the winning list from.)


Murray McMurray Hatchery
191 Closz Drive
Webster City, Iowa 50595

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