$1,000 PROM LOOK PHOTO CONTEST

 

OFFICIAL RULES

 

Void outside the 50 United States and where prohibited. Do not proceed to enter this contest if you are not at least 21 years of age (and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States (excluding Puerto Rico) at the time of entry, with Internet access prior to March 12, 2010.

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. 

 

The $1,000 Prom Look Photo Contest entry period begins March 12, 2010, and ends May 24, 2010 (“Entry Period”).  Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m., E.T., on May 24, 2010 to be eligible to win.  Contest ends June 30, 2010.  Entries will not be acknowledged or returned.  Sponsor: Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa.

 

ENTRY: To enter, go to www.familycircle.com/photos and complete the registration form, then follow the instructions to upload up to six (6) prom photos (one (1) album) of your teen.  Photos must be .jpeg or .bmp image formats and cannot exceed 3 MB. Photos must be taken by entrant, non-professional, unpublished and may not have won any prize or award. 

 

LIMIT:  One entry per household, per eligible person.  For entries of more than one teen, you must complete the entry process separately for each teen. No group entries.  

 

 
ELIGIBILITY: Legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, 21 years of age or older and the parent or legal guardian of the teen age thirteen (13) - nineteen (19) depicted in the entry photo(s) are eligible to enter, except employees of Sponsor and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion and their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and members of their immediate families or persons residing at the same address.

 

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject and/or disqualify any entries, subjects, photos, or related materials that Sponsor deems to be nude, obscene, defamatory, profane, offensive, lewd, pornographic, false, misleading, deceptive, or otherwise inconsistent with its editorial standards, audience expectations, or reputational interests or that Sponsor believes may violate any applicable law or regulation or the rights of any third party.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to verify any element of any entry or related materials and to disqualify any entrant whose participation may subject the contest, Sponsor, or Sponsor's advertisers, clients, or customers to controversy, negative publicity, scorn, or ridicule.  

 

 

WINNER SELECTION:  There will be two (2) rounds of judging:
First Round:   On or about June 1, 2010, ten (10) Finalist entries will be selected from among all eligible entries by qualified judges appointed by Sponsor based on overall prom look of the person as shown in the photo (34%), photo composition (33%) and quality of photo (33%).  In the event of a tie among entries, the Finalist will be the entry among the tied entries with the highest score in the overall prom look criterion.  Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than ten (10) Finalists if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries. Decisions of judges are final and binding.


Second Round:  From the ten (10) Finalists selected, the public will be invited to vote for their favorite finalist photo on www.familycircle.com between June 14, 2010, and June 30, 2010. Votes must be received by 11:59 p.m., C.T, on June 30, 2010.  One vote per person (with a valid e-mail address) per day.   The Finalist receiving the highest number of votes will be the winner.  In the event of a tie, a qualified panel of judges will determine the winner based on overall prom look.  Results are unofficial until verified by Sponsor.  Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects. 


PRIZING:  One (1) winner will receive a check for $1,000.00. Potential winner will be notified by phone, mail and/or email and the prize delivered approximately thirty (30) days from date of winner verification.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if prize cannot be awarded as described. Sponsor will determine all elements of prize in its sole discretion. Prize may not be assigned, transferred, changed or redeemed for cash, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor.  Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee express or implied. Sponsor disclaims all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any third party product or service accepted by the winner. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules.  VOTE COUNTS DISPLAYED ONLINE MAY NOT BE ACCURATE. RESULTS ARE UNOFFICIAL UNTIL ALL ONLINE VOTES HAVE BEEN COUNTED AND VERIFIED.


CONDITIONS/WARRANTIES:  Entrants agree to be bound by Official Rules and agree that if any winner fails to provide proof of identity, refuses to provide required affidavit, is found to have violated the Official Rules or otherwise does not meet eligibility criteria, prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Entrants understand that Sponsor is not liable for injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in this promotion and acceptance, possession and use of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prize. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects. 


By entering this contest, you represent, warrant, and agree that your Entry Materials do not infringe upon or misappropriate any statutory or common law copyrights, trademarks, or other proprietary rights, are not libelous or defamatory, and do not violate any other third party rights, including rights of privacy and publicity.  You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sponsor, its officers, agents, contractors, and employees, from and against any and all third party actions, suits, proceedings, claims, demands, losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including legal costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees) they may incur or be liable for based upon or arising out of the foregoing representations and warranties. 

 

PRIVACY:  Registration for Sponsor’s Familycircle.com website is required to enter the Contest.  When you register, we collect personally identifying information about you, including your name, mailing address, and email address.  The information that you provide will be added to a centralized Sponsor database so that you will simultaneously be registered for certain of Sponsor’s other websites as well.  By entering and providing the required registration information, you acknowledge that Sponsor may send you information, samples, or special offers it believes may be of interest to you about its publications or other complementary goods or offers from Sponsor.  Sponsor may also include your name and postal address in postal address lists that it may sell or rent to third parties for marketing purposes.  For more information about how Sponsor uses the information you provide, see its privacy policy at www.familycircle.com/privacy.  IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO SHARE YOUR INFORMATION, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS PROMOTION.

 

 

DISPUTE RESOLUTION:  Except where prohibited, by participating Contest entrants agree that:  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant(s) and Sponsor and their agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction. Entrant agrees that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Contest, or awarding of the prizes, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of New York and entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. Except where prohibited, by participating in this Contest, entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or awarding of the prizes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Contest but in no event attorneys' fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any participant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.

 

OTHER:  Sponsor assumes no responsibility for entries or votes it is unable to process due to network, hardware or other technical failures; or any other reason.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry or voting process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this promotion if not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, force majeure or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or integrity of the contest.  In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select winner from among all eligible entries or votes received prior to date of cancellation.  The use of automated entry systems or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the contest is prohibited.  In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the holder of an established e-mail account associated with the entry.


 
LICENSE AND RELEASE:   By entering the contest, you grant Sponsor the right to use, re-use, reproduce, distribute, re-distribute, display, exhibit, transmit, print, publish, broadcast, host, store, cache, download, stream, or comment on your Entry Materials throughout the universe, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise the contest, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to you or any person or entity. You also agree to execute any and all documents required to affect the grant of such rights to Sponsor.  You further hereby agree that you will not seek (1) to challenge, through the courts, administrative governmental bodies, private organizations, or in any other manner the rights of Sponsor to exploit the Entry Materials by any means whatsoever or (2) to thwart, hinder or subvert the intent of the grants to Sponsor herein and/or the collection by Sponsor of any proceeds relating to the rights conveyed hereunder.

 

Except where prohibited by law: (i) entry constitutes permission to use winner's entry, name, hometown, voice, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this contest for editorial, public relations, promotional and advertising purposes on behalf of Sponsor without compensation; (ii) potential winner will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Ownership/Liability Release, Publicity Release, and License of Pre-Existing Work within ten (10) days of notification or the entry with the next highest score may become an alternate winner. If winner notification is returned as undeliverable, the entry with the next highest score may become an alternate winner.  By participating and winning a prize, winner releases Sponsor, and its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and agencies and its respective directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability with respect to the prize won and participation in the contest.  Subject to all U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations.  Void where prohibited.  Taxes on prize are sole responsibility of the winner. Winner will receive an IRS Form 1099 for the actual retail value of the prize. For winner’s name, available after July 30, 2010, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Winner’s List/$1,000 Prom Look 375 Lexington Ave., 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017.