You may notice something a little unusual the next time you board TRAX. “Sam”, our UTA Safety Martian, will be riding the Red, Blue and Green lines throughout the rest of the month. He’s been placed on our rail system as a reminder help keep UTA safe by notifying Transit PD anytime you see something out of the ordinary or potentially dangerous. If you spot something that just doesn’t look right, report it to Transit PD at 801-287-EYES or text CRIMES (274637) and start the text with “UTA Tip” and a description of the incident.

Take a Selfie with Sam

Spot Sam on a train? Take a selfie with him, tag us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram at @RideUTA and use the hashtag #OutOfTheOrdinary. We’ll pick our favorite three entries next Thursday, Aug. 31 and give winners the choice of a UTA 30-day pass or a UTA messenger bag.  See below for official entry rules and details. 







Agreement to Rules: By submitting an entry or otherwise participating in the Contest, you acknowledge and agree to these Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Contest. Collecting a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements described in the Rules.  By uploading your photo, you agree that your submission conforms to the Rules of the Contest as defined below and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may remove your photo and disqualify you from the Contest if Sponsor believes that your submission fails in any way to conform to the Rules.

Eligibility: The Selfie Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the State of Utah who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Utah Transit Authority (“Sponsor” or “UTA”) is the Sponsor of this Contest.  Employees of UTA and the dependents of UTA employees are not eligible to participate in the Contest or win any prize. 

Contest Dates: The Contest begins on August 24, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. and ends on August 31, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (the “Contest Period”).

How to Enter: To enter, post a photo to your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter account (“Social Media”) showing yourself with a Martian sculpture on a TRAX car. The photo can only include individuals eighteen years or older. All Social Media terms apply. In order for your entry to be valid, your Social Media account must be public and thus viewable by the Sponsor and its agents. Message and data rates may apply, and are your responsibility. 


You must have permission from all individuals who appear in the photo to use their name and likeness in the photo and to grant the rights described in these rules.  If requested, you must be able to provide evidence of permission of any/all individuals included in your photo in a form acceptable to Sponsor.

Your photo must not contain material that violates or infringes on another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement.

Your photo must not disparage Sponsor, other companies and their products, or any other person or entity.

Your photo must not show brand names or trademarks other than those owned by the Sponsor, and must not promote a commercial use or business purpose, include a solicitation for donations, promote any candidacy for public office or the goals of a political party, or promote a religious or social awareness message.

Your photo must not contain images or artwork not created by you.

Your photo must not contain material that is inappropriate, profane, pornographic, indecent, sexually explicit, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, or libelous.

Your photo must not contain material that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred, or harm against any group or individual, or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, profession, disability, sexual orientation, age, or otherwise.

Your photo must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to, applicable laws, rules or regulations, or depict illegal activity, or promote or depict alcohol, drug or tobacco use.

Selection/Judging/Notification:  All valid entries will be judged by a judge appointed by the Sponsor, who shall use the criteria set forth below to determine contest winners.  The entries will be graded based on the following pre-determined set of criteria:  creativity and appeal of photo.

Potential winners will be notified through their Social Media account via a comment from the Sponsor’s Social Media account. A potential winner will be required to provide a mailing address for prize fulfillment purposes. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or fails to provide any other requested information, or does not comply with these Rules, potential winner forfeits the prize. If a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the prize will be awarded to a runner-up, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Acceptance of any prize constitutes and signifies each winner’s agreement and consent that Sponsor and its designees may use the winner’s name, likeness, photo, and/or prize information in connection with the Contest for promotional, advertising, or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission, or other consideration, unless prohibited by law.

Use of Photo.  By submitting a photo, you are agreeing to UTA’s use of the photograph submitted (“Photo”) in UTA’s promotional information and on its website, social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter), newspaper articles, and other forms of print and electronic publication and social media. You agree that use of the Photo shall be unrestricted as to location, quantity, and frequency, and may be used for any purpose and in any medium whatsoever, whether foreseen or unforeseen at this time. You specifically grant permission to UTA, in its sole discretion, to edit, alter, and/or distort the Photo, and to use the Photo in whole or in part, in conjunction with other images, graphics, text, and sound in any way whatsoever and without restrictions to the fullest extent allowed by law. The permission herein granted is absolute and final and shall not be subject to my further inspection or approval at any stage.


By submitting a Photo, you represent and warrant that you are the sole and exclusive rights holder of the Photo and that you have the right to submit the Photo and grant the permissions provided hereunder. You expressly waive and agree not to assert any intellectual property rights that you have or may have to the Photo and understand that you will not be compensated for use of the Photo for any reason whatsoever. You represent and warrant that the Photo does not infringe upon any intellectual property, proprietary, personal, privacy, or any other right of a third party.

Prizes to be Awarded:  30-day UTA Pass or UTA messenger bag.  Alternate prize of equal value may be awarded, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Sponsor will select and award three prizes.  Payment of all federal, state and local taxes are the responsibility of winners.  Winners may be required to provide tax information or complete tax forms.  UTA reserves the right to withhold prizes if requested tax information or tax forms are not provided by winner.

Release:  By submitting a Photo and/or accepting a prize, you do hereby release, indemnify, and hold harmless UTA and its trustees, officers, employees, and agents from and against any and all liabilities, damages, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Photo. You agree that all the provisions hereunder shall be binding upon you as well as your collective heirs, legal representatives, and assigns. You agree that this release is to be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Utah and that any dispute in connection with the Photo or arising hereunder will be brought in the state or federal courts of Utah. You agree that in the event that any clause or provision of this release shall be held to be invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such clause or provision shall not otherwise affect the remaining provisions and shall continue to be enforceable.  You agree to indemnify Sponsor for any claims arising out of your violation of these Rules.

General Conditions:  Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest.  Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies, including attorney fees, from any person as a result of any attempt by a person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest.

 Limitation of Liability:  Released Parties are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information associated with or utilized in the Contest, technical failures of any kind, unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Contest, printing, typographical, technical, computer, network, or human error which may occur in administering the contest.  Released Parties are not responsible for any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from your participation in the Contest or taking or submitting of any photo, or receipt or use or misuse of any prize, and you do hereby release and agree to indemnify Released Parties from any claim of such injury or damage.  Released Parties are not responsible for any third party use of any submission.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.  In the event of a dispute as to any Submission, the authorized account holder of the Social Media account used to register will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules.  You agree to comply with any or all Terms of Use and Community Standards, as applicable, of the Social Media account. The authorized account holder is the natural person assigned to the Social Media account.  You may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.


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