By participating in the 2022 E Source Utility Ad Awards Contest (as defined below) or otherwise submitting any print advertisements, ad copy, photographs, artwork, videos, commercials, or other materials (“Content”) through its contest Website located at (the “Site”), you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement as follows. To participate, you must be a representative of an electric or gas utility located in the United States (the “United States” or “U.S.”), the District of Columbia, or Canada. Advertising agencies or related organizations may submit on behalf of a client utility.

  1. License. You grant to E Source nonexclusive license (“License”) to reproduce, display, and distribute the Content, accompanied by a credit line naming your company, for research, reference, and ranking purposes in any manner, form, media, or technology now known or later developed. You further grant E Source the right to use information about your company that was provided on your entry form in connection with the Content. Such use will include, without limitation, use in the exhibition, display, or promotion of the Content and the Site. E Source will have no obligation to publish, use, or retain any Content you submit or to return any such Content to you, and E Source may remove any Content from the Site at any time under its sole discretion for any reason.
  3. Eligibility. This competition is open to any utility located in the United States (the “United States” or “U.S.”), the District of Columbia, or Canada. Advertising agencies or related organizations may submit on behalf of a client utility operating in the stipulated areas. Ads that were created, produced, and published anytime from June 1, 2021, through June 1, 2022, are eligible for consideration.
  4. Judging. A team of independent judges selected by E Source will select the ad finalists based on ad effectiveness, ad objectives, message, visual design, and innovation. The winners will be posted on the E Source website. The decision of the judges is final.
  5. Contest deadlines. The ad contest begins on April 11, 2022, and ends at midnight on May 20, 2022. No late entries will be accepted.
  6. Consumer discloser: NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. The Content created by the finalists will be posted on the E Source website. A list of winners can be obtained by contacting E Source after September 16, 2022. To enter the E Source Utility Ad Awards Contest, go to the E Source website at, create an account and submit your files through entry form by visiting Utility Ad Awards Contest. Contact us if you have questions about the contest or if you encounter any problems submitting your ad.
  7. Obscene, pornographic, violent, libelous, disparaging, or otherwise offensive material will be disqualified. The enforcement and interpretation of this rule will be at the discretion of the judges.
  8. There is no limit to the number of entries one company may submit, but each entry must have a separate entry form.
  9. Awards. Winners will be notified by phone and/or email. All awards will be issued in the name of the utility.
  10. E Source reserves the right to alter the contest at any time. E Source reserves the right to not complete the contest if the number of entrants is too small or if the quality of ad entries is inadequate.
  11. You hold E Source harmless from any claims of any nature arising in connection with your entry. E Source is not responsible for lost, late, or unintelligible entries; lost connections; miscommunications; failed transmissions; or other technical difficulties or failures. By submitting the Content, you hereby release E Source from any liability whatsoever, and waive the right to make any claims against E Source arising out of or relating to the Content, including, but not limited to, claims of infringement, unfair competition, breach of implied contract, breach of confidentiality, and violation of the right of privacy or rights of publicity.
  12. A copy of the rules and the application form can be obtained by writing E Source at 2022 E Source Utility Ad Awards Contest, E Source, 1745 38th Street, Boulder, CO 80301.
  13. Representations and warranties. You represent and warrant that (a) you are eligible to enter the Contest on behalf of your company; (b) the Content is original to you and that you are the owner of all rights, title, and interest in and to the Content and have the right to grant the rights stipulated herein or, alternatively, you have obtained all necessary rights and permissions to use and submit the Content in connection with the Contest and to provide all the rights specified in this Agreement; (c) the Content and the use thereof as contemplated herein does not and will not violate or infringe upon any law or regulation or the rights of any third party, including, without limitation, any intellectual property rights, rights of privacy, and rights of publicity; (d) all statements that you assert as fact are true and accurate; and (e) all Content shall fully comply with these Submission Terms. You acknowledge that it is your sole responsibility to obtain all permissions and releases necessary for the grant of the license contained in this Agreement.