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Rules of the contest 'Your Pet in Espresso Tycoon'


‘Your Pet in Espresso Tycoon’  begins January 4th, 2023, and ends January 31st, 2023, at 8:00 PM EST. By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the contest’s rules and states that he or she is 18 years old or older.

Who may enter:

The contest is for users who are 18 years old or older. Individuals affiliated with the DreamWay Games, including employees, emeriti, Regents, trustees, interns, volunteers, fellows, research associates, and their immediate families (children, parents, siblings, and spouses) and others living in their households are not eligible for any prize. DreamWay Games will determine winners’ eligibility at its sole discretion.

What to enter:

To be eligible for any category, a user must send a picture of her/his pet. The contestant certifies that he/she is the sole creator and copyright owner of the submitted photograph.

Cropped photos are eligible. Minor adjustments, including the removal of sensor dust or scratches on scans of negatives, dodging and burning, sharpening, contrast, toning, slight color adjustment, and conversion to grayscale are acceptable.

Photos must be taken in accordance with federal, state, and local laws.

Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to the copyright, are not eligible.

Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent, or other objectionable or inappropriate content, as determined by the DreamWay Games in its sole discretion, are ineligible for this contest.

How to Enter:

Please submit photographs and requested information online through our email address

You may submit up to 5 photographs for a contest. In order to be displayed in our online gallery without being stretched or distorted, photos must be submitted in .jpeg, .jpg or .png format, no larger than 10 MB.

Photos should be taken at the highest resolution possible.

DreamWay Games may collect a photograph’s metadata upon entry.

You retain your rights to your photograph; however, by entering the contest, you grant the DreamWay Games (and those authorized by the DreamWay Games) a royalty-free, worldwide, 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 purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion of the game, and commercial products (this includes any sales of products utilizing the photograph), including but not limited to DreamWay Games publications. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. DreamWay Games will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.

Use of your personal data:

Participation in the contest requires the collection of your name and email address. By entering this contest, you consent to use your name and email address for further communications regarding this contest.


Photo entries will be judged based on creativity, quality, and originality.

DreamWay Games will select 3 finalists. The 3 winning pictures will be added to the game Espresso Tycoon and will be published on the screenshot on the Steam page in the social media accounts. All qualified photos will be posted in the special announcement on the Steam page of Espresso Tycoon.

DreamWay Games will notify winners via the contact information provided at the time of entry; DreamWay Games may disqualify anyone who fails to respond to the notification within five business days.

Conditions of Entry:

All entrants hold the Sponsors and their respective regents, directors, officers, employees, emeriti, fellows, interns, research associates, and volunteers (the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from and against all claims of any nature arising in connection with the entrant’s participation in the contest and acceptance or use of a prize. The Indemnified Parties are not liable for any costs, damages, injuries, or other claims incurred because of the entrants’ participation in the contest or the winner’s acceptance and usage of a prize. The Indemnified Parties are not responsible for incomplete or misdirected entries, technical or network malfunctions or failures, or causes beyond their control. Entrants are solely responsible for their entries. Entrants may not submit materials that introduce any software viruses, worms or other programs designed to damage software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or are off-topic, partisan-political, contain advertising, nudity, personal attacks or expletives, or are otherwise abusive, threatening, unlawful, harassing, discriminatory, libelous, obscene, false, sexually explicit, or that infringes on the rights of any third party.

The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. DreamWay Games reserves the right to cancel the contest or modify these rules at its discretion. In the event of a dispute regarding the winners, DreamWay Games reserves the right to award or not award the prizes at its sole discretion. DreamWay Games 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 or other applicable laws or regulations; infringe on the rights of third parties; or act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Decisions of the DreamWay Games are final and binding.

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