Terms and Conditions (Rules):

I Love My PADI Pro Recognition

Official Rules

No Purchase is Necessary to Enter or Win

Purpose of the Recognition. I Love My PADI Pro Recognition ("PADI Pro Recognition") aims to highlight PADI Professionals who have made a lasting impact on the lives of their students and are a positive reflection of the PADI brand. PADI invites Entrants to tell us about their PADI Pro in 600 characters or less and their PADI Pro will be entered for a chance to win a PADI x Seiko watch. PADI staff will review the entries and choose 12 as finalists, then post the finalists [on March 9th] for the public to cast their votes for 4 PADI Pros to be recognized by PADI. The Winning Entrants and their nominated PADI Pros will receive prizes as identified in these Official Rules.


PADI Pro Recognition is open to anyone who is 18 years of age or older ("Entrant"). Employees, officers, directors and family members of employees of PADI Worldwide Corp. and all related and affiliated companies (collectively referred to as "PADI"), globally, are not eligible to nominate or win the PADI Pro Recognition. PADI Pro Recognition is void in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) of Australia and anywhere restricted or otherwise prohibited by law.

General Rules and Conditions:

By entering the PADI Pro Recognition, Entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules. Entrants warrant that any text-based submissions Entrant uploads are Entrant's original work and not plagiarized from any other source. Entrant further warrants that any photo(s) and/or video(s) Entrant uploads for the PADI Pro Recognition are photo(s) and/or video(s) taken by Entrant, or that Entrant has the legal right to provide such photo(s) and/or video(s) to PADI, and that PADI or its designee's use of such photo(s) and/or video(s) will not violate any 3rd party rights (including photos of Entrant taken by a 3rd party). All content, including text, photos, video or any other media, uploaded for the PADI Pro Recognition shall collectively be referred to as "PADI Pro Submission". Entrant warrants that all information provided is accurate. Entrant warrants Entrant has releases for use of any photo(s) and/or video(s) of recognizable third parties in the photo(s) and/or video(s) and PADI's use of Entrant's PADI Pro Submission including any text-based submission(s), photo(s) and/or video(s) will not violate any third party rights.

Entrant agrees to release, discharge, and hold harmless PADI and its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of Entrant's participation in the PADI Pro Recognition, any PADI Pro Recognition-related activities, and the acceptance and use, or misuse of any prize awarded hereunder. By entering the PADI Pro Recognition, Entrant hereby grants PADI the non-exclusive royalty-free irrevocable rights, in its sole discretion, to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, sublicense, adapt, modify, create derivative works from and otherwise exploit the PADI Pro Submission (in whole or in part) and to incorporate the PADI Pro Submission in other works, in any and all markets and media, whether now known or hereafter developed, throughout the universe in perpetuity; these rights are granted to PADI whether or not Entrant's submission is a winning submission. Winners (each a "Winner") will be required to sign and complete a Publicity Release & Affidavit of Eligibility and return it to PADI within 5 days of notification, otherwise the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate Entrant.

Winner gives PADI unlimited rights to use Winner's name, picture, PADI Pro Submission and likeness, globally, in advertising and publicity for this PADI Pro Recognition, and for any other PADI use, without further compensation, where permitted by local law. Such use may include but is not limited to PADI YouTube Channel and related scuba YouTube Channels, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, www.padi.com and press releases. No substitution of prize is permitted. PADI's decision and selection of the Winners shall be final.

Entries received for the PADI Pro Recognition that show any touching of marine life, or any unnatural marine life encounter, will not be accepted as valid entries.

How to Enter:

Entrants can enter the PADI Pro Recognition directly at http://padi.co/NBiJYd by nominating a PADI Professional of their choice by completing the entry form by highlighting a PADI Professional who has made a lasting impact on the lives of their students and are a positive reflection of the PADI brand in 600 characters or less). Entrants are encouraged to share a photo or video of their PADI Professional if they have one, however this is not required for entry. Entrants may also enter by using the hashtag #Love4PADIPros on Twitter and Instagram. .

Entry Timings and Criteria

PADI Pro Submissions may be submitted over a total of twenty eight (28) days. The PADI Pro Submission entry period opens 12 February 2018 8:00 (PST) and closes on 5 March 2018 23:59 (PST), and all entries must be received during this time ("Entry Period"). Multiple entries will be accepted per Entrant.

At the conclusion of the Entry Period the judges (PADI staff) will review all eligible entries received and select twelve (12) Finalists based upon quality, inspiration, originality, and creativity. The public will vote on the 12 Finalists to determine four (4) Winning Entries.

The voting period opens on 9 March 2018 8:00 (PST) and closes on 17 March 2018 23:59 (PST). All voting must be concluded during this time ("Voting Period"). Only one vote allowed per person.

Four winners will be chosen based on the most number of votes from the public.

PADI Pro Submissions must be in good taste and shall not contain violence, profanity, unlawful references or other potentially offensive language or visuals. PADI reserves the right not to post any PADI Pro Submissions received, for any reason, and to remove PADI Pro Submissions already posted, and disqualify such PADI Pro Submissions in PADI's sole discretion.

If Entrants choose to submit photos, Entrants must have signed releases from people that are in Entrants' photo(s) allowing Entrants to submit their image for the purpose of this PADI Pro Recognition. Winning Entrants must provide photo release(s) to PADI for any photos submitted by Winning Entrant.

Winner Selection:

Each Winner will be chosen based on the above voting criteria no later than 22 March 2018. Winners will be notified via email within 10 days of selection. Winners have 5 days in which to accept the prize and return the relevant release forms otherwise PADI reserve the right to select an alternative Winner. PADI is not responsible for lost or misdirected mail or email. Winners grant permission to PADI to display Winners' names and/or PADI Pro Submission on the PADI Newsletter, PADI Facebook page, PADI Twitter feed, PADI Instagram page and other social networks as well as the PADI Blog. In cases where personal data may be visible, except for Winner's name and photo, PADI may censor/edit entries to protect the Winner's personal information. PADI's decision and selection of the Winners shall be final.

PADI Pro Recognition Prizes:

Entrants and PADI Pro Nominees may each only win one prize.

There will be four (4) prizes for Entrants and four (4) prizes for their nominated PADI Pros:

Entrant Prize: PADI Swag (value up to $100 USD)

PADI Pro Nominee Prize: PADI x Seiko Watch (value $400 USD)

All federal, state/provincial/territorial, and local taxes, fees and surcharges and taxes (whether foreign or domestic, and including income, sales, and import taxes) on prizes are the sole responsibility of the Winner and the PADI Pro Nominee.

PADI or its affiliates may rescind any promotion found to contain errors, without liability, at PADI's sole discretion.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Entrant understands that Entrant is providing Entrant's information to PADI and not to Facebook, and such information is subject to PADI's Privacy Policy www.padi.com/scuba-diving/about-padi/privacy-policy/

Entrants are also subject to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies of Facebook.

This PADI Pro Recognition shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California exclusive of its choice of laws principles. The California State courts of Orange County or the United States District Court for the Southern District of California shall have exclusive jurisdiction and venue over any dispute arising out of or relating to this PADI Pro Recognition.

Chances of winning are dependent upon the number of entries received, and the opinion of judges regarding the judging criteria as outlined above.