Eugene’s Extraordinary Grandparent(s) Essay Contest
The Eugene’s Extraordinary Grandparent(s) Essay Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Dandelions Flowers & Gifts, LLC, and “Organizer”). No purchase is necessary to win. The Contest is governed solely by these Official Rules and is void where prohibited by law. Organizer reserves the right to modify scheduling of the contest without prior notice, or to terminate or suspend the contest without notice, at any time and for any reason.
ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: One (1) floral arrangement and balloons provided by Dandelions Flowers & Gifts, LLC (value $115) and one (1) $50 gift certificate to Dandelions Flowers & Gifts, LLC with an engraved plaque.
No prize substitutions are allowed, and prizes may not be redeemed for cash. For questions not answered by these Official Rules, please email email@example.com No telephone calls, please.
ELIGIBILITY The Contest is open only to individuals, 18 years of age or older at the time of entry, who are legal residents of the United States and who are not employed as professional writers (i.e., earn no more than ten percent of their annual income from writing). Employees, officers and directors of the Organizer and the Organizer’s Affiliates (and their immediate families—children, spouse, parents, siblings—and those living in their same households whether or not related) are not eligible; “Organizer’s Affiliates” includes all entities associated with Organizer for purposes of this Contest, such as subsidiaries, affiliated companies, advertising agencies, promotional agencies, and judges, as well as the officers, directors, employees, representatives, contractors, and agents of Sponsor and such entities. By participating in the Contest, participants warrant that they meet the Contest’s eligibility criteria and are eligible to participate under the applicable law governing procurement of prizes and awards. Participants may be required to submit proof of eligibility. Organizer reserves the right to disqualify any participant if Organizer determines that the participant did not follow these Official Rules, or if participant’s entry in the Contest or receipt of prize would violate applicable law. Organizer reserves the right to disqualify any individual that, in Organizer’s sole discretion, has attempted to tamper with or exploit the operation of the Contest, or acted in violation of these Official Rules or applicable law.
IMPORTANT CONTEST DATES Submissions to the Contest must be received by Wednesday, September 4, 2013 in order to be eligible; any entry received after Wednesday, September 4, 2013 will be deemed ineligible. Organizer is not responsible for late, incomplete, invalid, mutilated, illegible, or misdirected entries.
WINNER: Winner will be selected on or about 09/4/13. Sponsors will reasonably attempt to notify winners by email, phone, or mail within thirty (30) days of selection. Winners may not substitute, assign, or transfer a prize or redeem a prize for cash. To accept a prize, an Entrant must complete, sign, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility (“Affidavit”) and, where lawful, Liability/Publicity Release (“Release”) (collectively, “Affidavit and Release”) within seven (7) days of receipt. If these forms are received by the time indicated on the documents, or if an Entrant does not meet the eligibility requirements set out in Section 2 above, or is otherwise unwilling or unable to comply with these Official Rules, or cannot be contacted by September 6, 2013, an alternate Winner may be selected at and in a manner determined by the Sponsors’ sole discretion. To request a list of winners or to receive a copy of these Rules, any person may write his or her name and complete address on a 3”x5” card and mail in a first class stamped envelope to: Eugene’s Extraordinary Grandparent Contest c/o Dandelions Flowers & Gifts, LLC 1710 Chambers St. Eugene, OR 97402
ENTRY: To enter the Contest, participants must submit an original, unpublished short essay no longer than 250 words describing a grandparent the Entrant knows and why the Entrant believes they are an extraordinary grandparent or grandparents. Entrants must register and submit entries via (a) submitting the entry, in person, to the Organizer: Dandelions Flowers & Gifts, LLC 1710 Chambers St., Eugene, OR 97402 (b) emailing completed entry to firstname.lastname@example.org, or faxing completed entry to (541)484-9303. Incomplete entries or entries with inadequate registration information will be automatically disqualified.
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 Organizer to be inappropriate will be disqualified.
All information provided by entrant must be complete, true and correct. All entries become the property of Organizer. By submitting your entry you grant Organizer a license to use the entry materials in any manner, including, but not limited to, reviewing, using, reproducing, sublicensing, distributing, publicizing, and displaying your entry and the materials and works contained therein. You warrant that you have all requisite right, title, and interest in such entry materials and works to grant the rights provided herein, including the right to submit the entry materials and works to Organizer. Organizer may use the entry materials and works in any manner, including, without limitation, to sell or distribute the entry materials and works without payment of any royalty or fee to any person or entity and without your acknowledgment. You further license Organizer to modify the entry materials and works and create derivative works from the entry materials and works and acknowledge that the opportunity to participate in the Contest constitutes valid and sufficient consideration for such license. By entering, you agree to indemnify and hold Organizer and its respective officers, directors, employees, agents, parents, subsidiaries, successors, and assigns harmless from any liability or damages of any kind, including attorney’s fees and costs, resulting from any defects in your right to license the entry materials, as set out herein, including any claim of infringement or other violation of proprietary right of any person or entity.
JUDGING AND WINNING Organizer will select the winning submission, based equally on the criteria of originality, persuasiveness and relevance. The decision of the Organizer is final and not appealable. Based upon the content of submissions, Organizer reserves the right not to select any winning submissions.
Potential winners may waive their right to receive a prize. Organizer will attempt to notify the potential winner by reasonable means, using the contact information provided. If for any reason the potential winner cannot be reached after reasonable attempt has been made, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. The potential winner will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability, as well as a publicity release, except where prohibited by law, within seven (7) days of receipt of notification as a potential winner. Failure to return a signed affidavit within seven (7) days may result in forfeiture of the prize, except where prohibited by law. Potential winners are responsible for ensuring return of all required materials; proof of sending will not be considered proof of receipt by Organizer. If any potential winner is under the age of majority in any state, all affidavits and waivers must be executed by a parent or legal guardian.
Winners are required by law to pay any applicable local, state and federal taxes, and any other charges including but not limited to duties, customs fees or other fees on prizes. An IRS Form 1099 will be issued to all prize recipients for any prize valued at $600 or more.
CONDITIONS/RELEASE By participating in the Contest, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsors, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest, and (iii) understand and agree that failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Contest and/or the selection of an alternate Winner. You agree to release and forever discharge and hold harmless the Sponsor Entities, from and against any and all liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, liability, actions or damages of any kind with respect to or in any way arising in connection with: (1) the Contest (2) participation in the Contest (3) acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize (4) any liability for economic injury, personal injury, property damage, loss or any other harm (5) anything related to the Contest and the awarding of prizes and (6) any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement or infringement of any third party right. Any claims relating to this Contest shall be governed by Oregon law without regard to its conflict of law rules, and any such claim must be heard in Oregon.
GENERAL If any provision of these Official Rules is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction or appointed arbitrator, such determination shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision herein. LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE ANY WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. By entering this Contest you understand and agree that Sponsor(s) may contact entrants with product offers it believes may be of interest to entrants. The Contest is subject to all local, state, and federal regulations.
The Organizer may use your personal information, provided by you, to notify you about this contest and to contact you to ask questions about your entry. The Organizer and sponsors may also use your personal information to communicate with you about similar contests the Organizer holds in the future and offers it believes may be of interest to entrants. Your personal information may be shared with our employees, independent contractors, agents or other related and unrelated Organizer entities and/or business partners acting on Organizer’s behalf to notify you about this contest or to notify you about future contests and offers. We do not share this information with non-Organizer companies except to the extent necessary to complete the uses described above and, when we do share it, it is subject to their agreement to treat it as confidential business information and with the understanding that it may not be used for any purpose other than to perform their function. Organizer may disclose personal information in response to legal process, for example, in response to an order from court or governmental body.
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of you and Organizer in connection with the Contest shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Oregon, without regard to its rules concerning choice of law or conflict of laws.