ENTRANTS MUST BE AT LEAST EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OLD TO ENTER
The Weekly Worldwide Contest (“Contest”) is a weekly recurring contest run by Trazzler, PO Box 132, CORTE MADERA, CA 94976 (collectively referred to herein as “Sponsor”).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To be eligible to enter the Contest, the Entrant (alternately, “You”, “Your”, or “Yourself”) must meet the eligibility requirements described herein and have read and agreed to these Official Rules. The Contest is open to anyone eighteen (18) years of age as of February 22, 2012. Each entrant shall indemnify, defend, and hold Sponsor and its partners harmless from any third party claims arising from or related to that entrant's participation in the Contest. In no event shall Sponsor be liable to an entrant for acts or omissions arising out of or related to the Contest or that entrant's participation in the Contest.
Employees of Trazzler and their affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the “Contest Entities”), and anyone involved in the development or execution of this promotion, and the immediate families (parents, spouses, siblings, and children and their spouses) and members of the households of such employees are ineligible.
There is no limit to the number of entries submitted by a single person. All entries must be received by 11:59 am (EST) on February 29, 2012. Entries are void if they are in whole or part illegible, incomplete, damaged, altered, counterfeit, obtained through fraud, or late. In the event of any dispute regarding the identity of a person submitting an on-line entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized e-mail account holder, which is defined for purposes of these Official Rules as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. A selected winner may be requested to provide the Sponsor with proof that the selected winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry. If a dispute cannot be resolved, the entry will be deemed ineligible. All other past Trazzler contest entrants, freelancers and other winners are eligible to enter. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.
3. HOW TO ENTER
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. To enter the Contest, visit the Contest website located at www.trazzler.com/contests (“Contest Index”) during the period beginning on 12:00 pm (EST) on February 22, 2012 to 11:59 am (EST) on February 29, 2012 (the “Entry Period”) and follow the instructions. Participation in the Contest requires submitting writing, photography, or both. As further described below, by entering You understand the provisions associated with the Contest should you be selected as a Winner and accept the prize as a Winner. Each Winner (see below) must sign and return to Sponsor an affidavit of eligibility/publicity/liability release and confidentiality agreement within five (5) days after issuance of the Winner notification. Each potential Finalist or Winner must grant permission to Sponsor and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising/promotional agencies to use his/her name and submission, for administration of the next phases of this Contest and for promotional and publicity purposes in any and all media, including without limitation, television, radio, print, and the Internet, in perpetuity without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. In addition, each potential Finalist or Winner must provide proof of residency as part of the submission of a signed affidavit provided by the Sponsor. If a potential Finalist or Winner fails to execute and return required releases, proof of residency or other requirements stated herein to Sponsor within the allotted time period, that Entrant may be disqualified, in which case Sponsor will select as a replacement Finalist or Winner, the next-highest ranked eligible Entrant who complies with all Contest rules and requirements, as determined by the contest judges as detailed below.
4. SELECTION OF WINNERS
The Winners will be selected by the Trazzler Editors. The editors will select the Winners based solely on the creative merit of their submissions. Winners will be selected within seven days of February 29, 2012. Winners will receive an email, in addition to other forms of electronic communication, and must respond within 48 hours. Winners who do not respond within 48 hours will be disqualified.
5. NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS
If a potential winner does not respond to the notification attempt within 48 hours from the first notification attempt, then such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received based on the judging criteria described herein. Except where prohibited by law, each potential winner may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release and provide any additional information that may be required by Sponsor. If required, potential winners must return all such required documents within 10 days following attempted notification or such potential winner will be deemed to have forfeited the prize and another potential winner will be selected based on the judging criteria described herein. All notification requirements, as well as other requirements within these Official Rules, will be strictly enforced.
· Writing Grand Prize: $50 contract to write about three (3) places selected by the writer in collaboration with the Trazzler Editors
· Photography Grand Prize: $50 contract to photography about three (3) places selected by the writer in collaboration with the Trazzler Editors
7. PRIZE DETAILS AND CONDITIONS
· Prize redemption information and/or contracts will be assigned within (14) days of notification.
· Prize may not be valid where restricted by law.
· Writing and photography assignments must be completed within two months of the Contest End Date.
· Non-cash awards are not redeemable for cash and are void if sold for cash or other consideration.
· Any tax liability, including disclosure, connected with receipt or use of this award is the recipient's responsibility.
· No prize substitution or cash redemption is available, except at Sponsor's sole discretion or as otherwise provided herein.
· All costs related to travel and meals not specifically noted are solely the responsibility of the recipient.
· Odds of winning any prize depends on the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period and the skill of the Entrants.
· Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a prize, in whole or in part, of equal or greater monetary value if a prize cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, as described for any reason.
· Non-cash prize value is subject to market conditions, which can fluctuate and any difference between actual market value and ARV will not be awarded.
· The Prize Winners cannot assign or transfer their prizes to any other person or entity. All federal, state and local income taxes on prize and gratuities are solely the responsibility of the Prize Winners. Payments to potential Prize Winners are subject to the express requirement that they submit to the Sponsor all documentation requested by the Sponsor in compliance with all applicable state, federal and local tax reporting and withholding guidelines. All Prizes will be net of taxes Sponsor is required by law to Withhold. The Prize Winners are responsible for ensuring that (s)he complies with all the applicable tax laws and filing requirements. If a Prize Winner fails to provide such documentation or comply with such laws, the prize may be forfeited and the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, select an alternative potential Prize Winner.
8. LICENSE GRANT
All of the materials and information that You give to Sponsor in connection with this Contest, including but not limited to the content that you submit, are hereinafter referred to collectively as the “Contest Submissions”. By virtue of participating in this Contest, You grant to Trazzler and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, consultants, contractors, advertising, public relations, promotion, fulfillment, and marketing agencies a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use the Contest Submissions for any lawful purpose, including but not limited to using the Contest Submissions in connection with promoting Trazzler.
9. GENERAL CONDITIONS
By participating in the Contest, You agree to be bound by these complete Official Rules and the decisions of the Trazzler Editors, which are final on all matters pertaining to the Contest, and You waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Contest or these Official Rules. Sponsor's determination as to whether Your submission potentially violates the rights of any third party is final and binding. By entering the Contest, You represent and warrant to Sponsor that: (i) You own all right, title and interest in and to the copy or photography you submit; (ii) the copy or photography you submit does not include anything that is in violation of third party rights; and (iii) You have all rights necessary to submit your copy in accordance with these Official Rules Sponsor, their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotions agencies, and each of their respective employees, agents and contractors shall have no liability and shall be held harmless by You for any and all damage, loss, liability or any injuries to person or property, due in whole or part, directly or indirectly, by reason of Your participation in this Contest, or Your acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize(s) awarded hereunder to You. Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually in San Francisco, California, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by arbitration. Any and all claims, judgments and prizes shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorney's fees.
10. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
Contest Entities are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, undeliverable or incomplete online or on-site entries due to system errors or failures or faulty transmissions or other telecommunications malfunctions; and/or online or on-site entries not received resulting from any hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete or garbled computer or telephone transmissions, typographical or system/human errors and failures, or faulty transmissions, or for any problems or technical malfunction(s) of any telephone network or lines, cable connections, or satellite transmissions, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, or entries not received by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or Contest Site, or any combination thereof, including other telecommunication, cable, digital or satellite malfunctions which may limit an entrant’s ability to participate. The Contest Entities are also not responsible for any malfunction of the entire Contest Site or error in the collection, processing or retention of entry information.
11. TERMINATION/SUSPENSION/MODIFICATION OF CONTEST
If for any reason this Contest is not capable of running as planned, including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, fulfillment or proper conduct of the Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Sponsor may also disqualify or prohibit an entrant from participating in the Contest or winning a prize in this or any other promotion conducted by Sponsor if, at its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant has violated the Official Rules or has threatened or is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick-vote programs), or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor representatives. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage the Contest Site or undermine the legitimate operation of the contest may be in violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages (including attorneys’ fees) from any such entrant to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution.
Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court of the state of California; (2) any and all claims, judgments and prizes shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain prizes for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, 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. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.
13. RULES/WINNERS LIST
To receive a list of the Prize Winners or an additional copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by December 31, 2012, to: Trazzler, PO Box 132, CORTE MADERA, CA 94976. Please specify “Rules” or “Winners List.”
Entrants and visitors must also abide by the Trazzler Terms and Conditions.