Contest Terms and Conditions
- NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SKILL CONTEST (AS TERM IS DEFINED BELOW). THIS SKILL CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW, AND SUBJECT TO ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGLATIONS. THIS SKILL CONTEST IS VALID IN THE 50 STATES OF THE UNITED STATES AND D.C.
- THIS SKILL CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO INDIVIDUALS WHO MEET BOTH REQUIREMENTS BY THE END OF THE ENTRY PERIOD (AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED BELOW). ENTRANTS MUST BE (1) 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND (2) LEGAL RESIDENTS OR CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. PARTICIPANTS MUST ALSO MEET THE OTHER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN SECTION 4.
- BY ENTERING THIS SKILL CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT CERTIFIES THAT HE/SHE MEETS ALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND AGREES TO ACCEPT AND BE BOUND BY ALL TERMS OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES (“OFFICIAL RULES”). IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE OFFICIAL RULES, YOU MAY NOT PARTICIPATE IN THIS SKILL CONTEST AND ANY ENTRIES SUBMITTED TO THIS SKILL CONTEST SHALL BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID.
- PRIOR TO RECEIVING ANY PRIZE OR AWARD WORTH MORE THAN $600, WINNERS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A COMPLETED W9 FORM AND CERTAIN OTHER PAPERWORK DETAILED BELOW.
- THE TOTAL VALUE OF ALL PRIZES TO BE AWARDED IN THIS SKILL CONTEST IS APPROXIMATELY US$1000.
This Skill Contest – Words, Wine and Women T-Shirt Design Contest (the “Skill Contest”) is sponsored by Chasing After You Productions, LLC (the “Sponsor”), P.O. Box 48293, Los Angeles, CA 90048.
- Contest Dates
ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLY FROM 10:00:00AM PST JULY 22ND, 2015 THROUGH 11:59:59PM PST AUGUST 11TH, 2015 (the “Entry Period”). In these Official Rules, all times are Pacific times in the USA. The Prizes listed below will be announced between August 26th, 2015 and August 31st, 2015.
- Description of the Prize
(a) The Sponsor anticipates awarding ten (10) prizes. Subject to these Official Rules, each Grand Prize Winner (one for a male t-shirt and one for a female t-shirt) will receive a $250 cash prize in the form of one or more pre-paid gift cards that will be distributed to such Grand Prize Winners via the United States Postal Service. Each Finalist (together with each Grand Prize winner, collectively, the “Contest Winners”) (four for a male t-shirt and four for a female t-shirt) shall receive a gift bag with an assortment of wine accessories and other sponsored gifts (all prizes shall hereinafter be referred to as the “Prizes”) which shall be distributed to each Finalist via the United States Postal Service. The Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, shall determine the class of mail used to forward the Prizes to each Contest Winner.(b)No other items are included in the Prizes except for those stated herein and Sponsor is not responsible for any additional costs.
(a) Participation in this Skill Contest is open only to individuals who enter in accordance with Section 5 of these Rules. (b) Notwithstanding the foregoing, the following are NOT ELIGIBLE to participate in this Skill Contest: (i) employees, officers, directors and agents of Sponsor, Sponsor’s licensees and their respective Affiliates and agents (collectively, the “Sponsor Parties”); (ii) parents, spouses, children, brothers and sisters of Sponsor Parties; and (iii) individuals living in the same household as Sponsor Parties. Affiliates shall be defined as Jacque Borowski, MaryBeth Gonzales, Tara Johnson, Monique Madrid and Candice Stewart, respectively. (c) To be eligible to receive any of the Prizes, each Contest Winner is responsible for providing accurate information as to his/her name, age, and physical street address, complete a W9 form, if required and execute a release and waiver upon notification of his/her winning or being named a Finalist of the Skill Contest. Individuals that provide information reasonably determined by Sponsor (in its sole discretion) to be incomplete, false or deceptive, will be ineligible to be awarded the respective Prize. You do not need to complete a W9 to participate in this Skill Contest, only to receive a prize with cash value over $600.
- How to Enter
To enter, an eligible individual (an “Entrant”) can submit his/her design via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the mail to Chasing After You Productions, LLC, c/o Words, Wine and Women 2015 T-Shirt Design Contest, P.O. Box 48293, Los Angeles, CA 90048.
Upon submitting a design to the Skill Contest, pursuant to the terms herein, Sponsor is allowed to upload the design to the Words, Wine and Women website, any social media outlet controlled by the Sponsor, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, YouTube and Vimeo. Each design will be uploaded unanimously.
Designs that are considered offensive or defamatory or in violation of any person’s right to privacy or other personal rights are not welcome. Entries that are incomplete, illegible or corrupted are void and will not be accepted. Entries may not include: (a) profanity, nudity or material deemed inappropriate or offensive to the judges; (b) false or defamatory statements about any person or any third party; (c) third party trademarks which suggest affiliation with any trademark owner without permission of such owner or that dilute the value of any trademark; (d) obscene, indecent, violent, sexually explicit, abusive, discriminatory, racially inflammatory or other morally or legally objectionable depictions of material, in the opinion of the Sponsor. If an entry includes any of the prohibited elements listed above, the entry will be disqualified, along with the Entrant who submitted it. Entry should be appropriate to Sponsor, Words, Wine and Women and/or its titles’ brand image.
Any submissions that do not fulfill the criteria listed above will be automatically rejected. Entries must be emailed or received in the mail by the end of the Entry Period.
- Entrant’s Certification as to His/Her Entry
By entering, each Entrant represents and warrants that his/her entry (and each element thereof): (i) complies with these Official Rules; and (ii) are true, accurate and correct.
- Judging of the Skill Contest
After the Entry Period, the current hosts of Words will judge all entries, Wine and Women (collectively, the “Hosts”) based on the entries’ quality, originality, and brand representation. The Hosts will choose top four (4) male t-shirt designs and top four (4) female t-shirt designs and allow the community to vote on their favorites from Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 until voting closes on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 11:59:59pm PST. The male t-shirt design and the female t-shirt design with the most votes will each be declared the Grand Prize Winners. In the event of a voting tie, voting will be extended until Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 11:59:59pm PST.
- Claiming a Prize
Due to the high number of potential submissions, we will only be contacting the Contest Winners.
The Finalists will be notified through social media, the Words, Wine and Women website (www.wordswinewomen.com) and/or the e-mail address used to send the Skill Contest submission starting on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015.
The Grand Prize Winners will be notified through social media, the Words, Wine and Women website (www.wordswinewomen.com) and/or the e-mail address used to send the Skill Contest submission starting on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015. In the event of a voting tie, the Grand Prize Winners will be notified through the same measures on Thursday, August 27th, 2015.
The Contest Winners will be required to sign the following documents, as applicable (the “Prize Claim Documents”) and return them via mail, facsimile or email (by .pdf file attachment) within five (5) days of attempted notification (and subsequently return the original, unmodified, executed documents by mail to Sponsor’s address set forth above or to the address supplied to the Contest Winners in writing): (i) proof of a valid mailing address, (ii) a W9 tax form, if applicable; (iii) a Waiver and Release of Liability and (iv) reference files (i.e., preliminary drawings, source for idea, fonts) for the design as well as any additional reasonable documents necessary to claim the Prizes as required by law. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize or any part thereof with a prize or element of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. If the Prize Claim Documents sent to the potential Contest Winner by any means are returned as undeliverable, or if the potential Contest Winner fails or refuses to properly sign and return all Prize Claim Documents within the above-stated time period, or if the potential Contest Winner (and/or his/her entry content) is determined by Sponsor (in Sponsor’s sole discretion) to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, the potential Contest Winner will be disqualified and alternative entry will be selected as the potential Contest Winner.
At the end of the Skill Contest, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, all Entry-related materials may remain posted and available for viewing on Sponsor’s website. If required, Entrant hereby grants to Sponsor a perpetual, irrevocable license to use and display the contents of any entry materials for commercial or non-commercial purposes.
By entering this Skill Contest, each Entrant grants to Sponsor and its licensees (if any) the irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, transferable and sublicenseable right and license to use, display, copy, edit, modify, create derivative works of, publish, distribute and otherwise exploit the content of, and elements embodied in, his/her entries in any and all media, including but not limited to digital and electronic media, audio and audiovisual media (whether now existing or hereafter devised), in any language, throughout the world, in any broadcast outlet and in any manner, for trade, advertising, promotional, commercial, or any other purposes without further approval or consideration.
- Grant of Rights with respect to Entrants
By entering this Skill Contest, each Entrant grants Sponsor and its licensees the right to use the Entrant’s name, image, likeness, voice, photograph, statements and/or Prize information, and/or any portion of any of the foregoing, for promotional, advertising and/or publicity purposes in any media, now or hereafter known, throughout the world and in perpetuity, without compensation or notice to, or with further consent of, the Entrant, to the extent permitted by law. By entering into the Skill Contest, each Entrant hereby consents to any and all uses and displays by Sponsor, together with Sponsor’s Parties and affiliates, of Entrant’s name, voice, likeness, image, appearance, biographical information, and any information offered in response to the Skill Contest or in connection with any printed, electronic or digital materials, including any broadcasts, pictures, audio or video recordings, digital images, websites, television programs, movies, advertising, sales or marketing brochures, printed materials, computer media and any derivative works therefrom, throughout the world and at any time during or after Entrant’s participation in the Skill Contest for all legitimate business purposes of Sponsor. By entering into the Skill Contest, Entrants also agree to forever release, defend, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and its affiliates and agents, from any and all claims, actions, damages, losses, costs, expenses and liability of any kind arising from or relating to Sponsor’s use of Entrant’s name, voice, likeness, image, appearance, biographical information and any other information offered at any time during or after the period of participation in the Skill Contest including but not limited to claims of defamation, invasion of privacy, or rights of publicity or copyright infringement.
- Waivers and Release of Liability by Entrants
(a) By entering this Skill Contest, each Entrant, on behalf of himself/herself and his/her heirs, successors, assigns, agents and representatives, and without further compensation of any kind, waives and releases the Sponsor, Sponsor Parties, and each of their affiliates, successors and assigns, from any and all claims that he/she may now or hereafter have in any jurisdiction based on “moral rights” or unfair competition with respect to Sponsor’s and/or Sponsor’s licensees’ exploitation of Entries or entry materials, and each Entrant agrees not to instigate, support, maintain, or authorize any action, claim, or lawsuit against Sponsor, any Sponsor Party, any of their affiliates, successors, assigns, agents and representatives, or any other person, in connection with this Skill Contest, the award, acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prize and/or on the grounds that any use of any user-generated content, or any derivative works thereof, infringes or violates any rights of Entrant therein.(b) None of the Sponsor or Sponsor Parties shall have any obligation, responsibility, or liability with respect to: (i) notifications, communications, or materials sent from an Entrant to Sponsor or from Sponsor to an Entrant, that are lost, late, misdirected, garbled, inaccurate, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient, in whole or in part, due to computer, post office or technical error of any kind, (ii) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures or difficulties, (iii) power-related or weather-related events of any kind, and/or to any events not under Sponsor’s direct control, (iv) entries or other communications from entrants that contain inaccurate information or do not comply with these Official Rules, (v) errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation or transmissions, theft, destruction, unauthorized access or alterations by Entrant or third parties, and/or (vi) any damage to Entrant’s computer system that occurs in connection with accessing Sponsor’s website and/or submitting any entry materials.(c) BY ENTERING THE SKILL CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT, ON BEHALF OF HIMSELF/HERSELF AND HIS/HER HEIRS, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES, RELEASES SPONSOR, SPONSOR PARTIES AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, FROM AND OF ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THEIR PARTICIPATION AND/OR ENTRY IN THIS SKILL CONTEST AND/OR THE AWARD, ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE AWARDED IN THIS SKILL CONTEST.(d) Waiver of California Civil Code Section 1542. Further, entrants are advised that California Civil Code § 1542 provides that: A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR. By entering this Skill Contest, each Entrant, on behalf of himself/herself and his/her heirs, successors, assigns, agents and representatives, acknowledges that he/she understands the significance and consequences of California Civil Code § 1542 and, to the extent it may be applicable, elects to waive the benefits of its provisions, with the intent that this release and waiver of liability in these Skill Contest Rules shall include claims known or unknown, and unknown and unsuspected.
- Sponsor’s Right to Void Entry Submission and Terminate this Skill Contest
If, in Sponsor’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of fraud, electronic or non-electronic tampering or unauthorized intervention with any portion of this Skill Contest, or if fraud or technical difficulties of any sort (e.g., computer viruses, bugs, server errors) compromise the integrity of the Skill Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect Entry-related submissions and/or evaluations and/or terminate the Skill Contest and award the Prize in its sole discretion. The use of any automated launching or entry software or any other mechanical or electronic means that permits the participant to automatically enter or evaluate repeatedly is prohibited. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an Entrant based on an email address, the entry in question may be disqualified subject to the Sponsor’s discretion.
- Identification of Winners
To the extent permitted or required by law, the Contest Winners list may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope, sixty (60) days after the announcement of the Contest Winner, to: Chasing After You Productions, LLC, P.O. Box 48293, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Please specify “ATTN: WINNER REQUEST: Words, Wine and Women 2015 T-Shirt Design Contest on the envelope. Only one request per envelope. Such information will be available only for one (1) year after the award of the Prizes.
- General Terms