Hollywood East Connection Costume Contest Official Rules
NO PURCHASE OR SUBSCRIPTION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
ONE (1) PRIZE: An American Express gift card, value $100.00 USD.
ENTRY CONDITIONS: This contest is available only to those persons 18 years or older, who are legal residents of the United States. Internet access and email address required to enter.
ENTRY TIMEFRAME: Contest begins October 3, 2009 12:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time and ends November 2, 2009, 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
HOW TO ENTER: All Entrants must email a photo of themselves wearing a costume depicting a character in a film or television program to [email protected]. All Entries must include one (1) full length photo – no head shots. Entrants must include in the subject of the email the character in which they are dressed, as well as the movie or TV show that the character was portrayed in. Entrants must also include in the body of the email their full name, mailing address, and phone number where Entrant can be reached for prize notification.
Each entry must be submitted on an individual basis (i.e., no team, joint, or corporate entries) and all components of the entry must be the original creation of the submitting participant. Only non-commercial work may be submitted. Entries may not contain profanity, nudity, pornographic images, violent images, anti-competition messages, illegal material, or material that violates the rights of third parties. Entries may not include confidential information, trade secrets, trademarks or copyrighted material belonging to any person or entity other than the participant absent a suitable license or permission agreement (proof of which is required). Entries containing any forbidden matter or material otherwise deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. One entry per person; multiple entries will be disqualified. By entering, you warrant and represent that you are the person in the photograph and that you have obtained all permission necessary for Sponsor to publish or use your photo in any media worldwide, including but not limited to permission from all persons depicted in your photo and from any holder of copyrights, trademarks or other rights in materials or other items depicted in your photo.
Photo can be taken by any type of camera, but must be submitted digitally in JPEG, TIFF, PNG, BMP, GIF or PSD format and photo should be a minimum of 100dpi/20-60kb and a maximum of 4Mb in size. Photo must be submitted and received by November 2, 2009, 12:00 a.m. EDT, when the contest ends. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt. Sponsors’ computer is the official time-keeping device for this promotion. All late, lost, or incomplete entries are not considered valid entries. Any form of entry, other than as specified in these rules (including but not limited to automated, copied, third-party or mechanically reproduced entries) is prohibited and they will disqualified. By participating in the contest, Entrants agree to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of the judges, which will be final and binding in all respects.
The official rules are posted at the Sponsor’s website and can be found by selecting the News Category: Costume Contest on the home page of the Sponsor’s website www.hollywoodeastconnection.com.
PRIVACY: All Entrants’ personal information will not be shared with, rented, or sold to any party other than the Sponsor. You may, however, be contacted by the Sponsor regarding future announcements.
WINNER SELECTION: Winner will be selected using the following criteria: creativity and relevancy to the character in which they depict. Judging will be conducted between 11/2/09 – 11/9/09. There will be one winner only. Sponsor reserves the right not to select any winning submissions based upon the quantity or content of submissions.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Judging will be completed by November 9, 2009 and the winner will be notified by email or phone on or before November 15, 2009. The winner will be contacted through the email or phone number provided by Entrant. If the Entrant does not respond to the Sponsor by December 1, 2009, Entrant forfeits his/her prize.
PRIZE AWARD: Prizes will be awarded within sixty (60) days after winner has replied to the Sponsor’s winner notification. No prize substitution or transfer is permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any reason. All taxes and any other incidental expenses on Prizes are the sole responsibility of the winner.
PRIZE ACCEPTANCE: Acceptance of a prize will constitute permission to use winner’s name, hometown, likeness, photograph, statements or prize information for advertising and publicity purposes worldwide without limitation and without additional compensation, except where prohibited. Prize will be mailed to winner using the US address provided by the winner. Prize will be mailed through the United States Postal Service (USPS) ‘certified mail’ and will require a signature of receipt from an individual at the address provided. Once a signature of receipt has been made through USPS, Sponsor claims no responsibility for any lost, stolen, or damaged prize.
VALIDATIONS: Photo must not contain any material that would infringe upon third party rights if used in advertising. Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify any entries which Sponsors, at their sole discretion, determines to be inconsistent with its standards, reputation or consumer expectations. No responsibility is assumed by Sponsor for lost, late, stolen or misdirected entries or any failure or unavailability of hardware, software, electronic communications or Internet uploading or other connections. If integrity of Contest is compromised in any manner, Sponsor reserve the right to modify Contest and judge entries received that are unaffected by the problem. Sponsor reserve the right to disqualify any person who, attempts to tamper with the Contest, to harass or interfere with any other entrant, or otherwise acts in an inappropriate or unsportsmanlike way, all as determined by Sponsor in their absolute discretion.
Sponsor, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents will not be responsible any and all liability for any injury, loss or damage of any kind to or of any person or property (including death of any person), arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize, participation in any contest related activity, or participation in this contest. This contest is void where prohibited or restricted. All submissions become property of Sponsor and will not be returned. No correspondence about submissions will be answered. By entering, you grant permission to Sponsors the right to publish, use, adapt, edit and/or modify your entry photo in any way, in any and all media worldwide, without limitation, and also constitutes your irrevocable assignment and transfer to Sponsors of all right, title and interest in the entry photo, including without limitation, all copyrights, without further consideration.
SPONSOR/CONTEST ORGANIZER: Hollywood East Connection®, [email protected], 617-477-5900.