AACD Smile Portrait Competition Terms & Conditions

1.  AACD Smile Portrait Competition (“the Competition”) is open to all AACD member dentists, member technicians, and member students/residents  (“the Contestants”). 

2. Competition will be run by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) = we or our throughout T&C's.

3. By entering the Competition the Contestants accept these Terms and Conditions together with any specific instructions and terms for the Competition which may be mentioned in any electronic messages, or on the website, or communicated to Contestants in any other way (“Contest Information”). Such Competition Information shall prevail in the event of there being any inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and any Competition Information.

4. We may cancel or amend the Competition, Competition Information, or these Terms and Conditions without prior notice. Any changes will be posted either within the Contest Information or these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions were last updated 2/16/2021. 

5. Our decision in all matters to do with the Competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

6.  By Submitting your entry you certify that For each photo submitted:  (a) You have submitted a true and complete copy of the photo release signed by the patient that is the subject of the photo, and (b) the photo is an original work of yours.

7.  You must attach this disclaimer whenever you associate the AACD Smile Portrait Competition in your marketing materials:  These photo entries have been submitted independent of AACD’s credentialing process and, in this format, have not been graded or examined for credentialing purposes. In addition, they do not necessarily represent cases that have passed AACD Accreditation standards. The AACD always recommends thorough consultations to understand all options available before choosing to engage in cosmetic alterations of natural teeth.

8.  Failure to disclose the above disclaimer will immediately disqualify a member from the current competition as well as participation in future competitions.  We reserve the right to revoke any granted prize due to violation of the Terms and Conditions.

9.  We reserve the right to delete and disqualify entries with inappropriate photos uploaded and/or with substandard care or with digital image alteration of the clinical aspect of the dental work done.  Sexual and violence provoked images beyond the professional scope of dentistry will not be accepted.
We understand that art is subjective, but because the AACD represents the Give Back a Smile program and raises awareness about domestic and sexual violence, it is at the discretion of the approval committee to decline photos that may trigger traumatic responses among domestic abuse survivors. Please present your art in good taste and do not submit anything that could be considered overly sexualized or violent.

10.  Your card will not be charged until we approve your entry and release the entry onto the portal for voting.  If your entry does not qualify for the competition you will not be charged the entry fee, and will be notified via email.

11.  By submitting your entry you certify that you fully understood all information provided on the FAQ page and have fully complied with the Competition Terms and Conditions.

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