ELIGIBILITY: The 2016 FatWallet Black Friday Community T-Shirt Design Contest (“Contest”) is open to individuals who are legal U.S. residents of the United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years old or older (“Contestants”). This Contest is void outside of the United States, in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. Military installations in foreign countries, all other U.S. territories and possessions, and wherever else restricted or prohibited by law. This Contest is sponsored by FatWallet, 160 Spear Street, 19th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105 (“Sponsor”). Employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives of Sponsor, the legal, promotion and advertising agencies of any aforementioned entity, and their immediate family members (defined as spouse, mother, father, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, grandparents and in-laws, regardless of where they live) and those living in their household (whether or not related), and each person or entity connected with the production or administration of the Contest, and each parent company, affiliate, subsidiary, agent and representative of any aforementioned entity are not eligible. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
CONTEST PERIOD: The Contest Submission Period begins on September 30, 2016 at 10:00 AM PDT and ends on October 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM PDT (the “Contest Submission Period”). ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED DURING THE CONTEST SUBMISSION PERIOD. By participating, Contestants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and/or Sponsor, which are binding and final on matters relating to this Contest.
Only three submissions per natural person per email address.
SUBMISSIONS: Submission Requirements: (1) The image of your t-shirt design (“Submission”) must be uploaded via the online method described below; (2) Your Submission must be a JPG, BMP, GIF or PNG file under one MB; (3) Your Submission must be entirely your own work; (4) You cannot take any elements from any other person's creation, work or pieces; and (5) You agree that once you submit your Submission, it becomes the property of Sponsor.
HOW TO ENTER: Online Submissions only. Here’s how to enter: (1) Create your own t-shirt design according to the Submission Guidelines section contained in these rules. Your design can be as fun and creative as you like within the Submission Guidelines. (2) Reply to the 2016 Black Friday T-Shirt Design Contest Thread (3) Leave a comment about your t-shirt design AND attach your t-shirt design image (which must be in one of the acceptable formats set forth above).
Submissions must be received no later than October 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM PDT according to Sponsor’s time. No other methods of delivery will be accepted, including submission by email. All entries received by the end of the Submission Period that are complete and otherwise qualified will be eligible to win (“Qualified Submissions”). Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Contestant it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or violating these Official Rules. All Submissions become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, void, corrupted, garbled, illegible, or unintelligible submissions and those Submissions are void and will not be accepted; nor is Sponsor responsible for any problems, bugs or malfunctions Contestants may encounter when seeking to enter their Submissions.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Your Submission should be creative and original. All designs must be created by the person who submits the entry. Contestants may not copy or otherwise plagiarize the Submission from any source, nor may the design include third-party copyrighted material without the copyright holder’s permission. By entering, you warrant that your design does not infringe any third party’s rights, and that you have obtained all necessary permissions from all relevant third parties to submit the Submission. If, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, your Submission constitutes copyright infringement, the Submission will be disqualified. Contestant must hold all ownership rights to the entire design Submission, except for use of Sponsor’s logo, which may be used by Contestant solely for the purpose of entering this Contest. Contestant agrees to indemnify Sponsor against any and all claims of infringement from any third party for any use by Sponsor of the design Submission. Contestants may not be: 1) represented under contract that would limit or impair Sponsor’s ability to use the design in any media form; 2) are under a merchandising agreement; or 3) are under any other contractual relationship, including but not limited to guild and/or union memberships, that may prohibit them from participating fully in this promotion, or from allowing Sponsor to own the Submission and use it worldwide in all media in perpetuity.
No Submission may depict any offensive or obscene subject matter as determined in our sole discretion. No Submission shall portray Sponsor or any third party in a negative light. We reserve the right to exclude any design that we believe doesn’t meet the above criteria, at our sole discretion.
All entries will be prescreened to ensure the entries have correctly met the Submission Guidelines and meet with Sponsor’s general standards and practices prior to any judging. In the event of a tie, the Creativity category will get double weight.
At any time before, during or after the Contest Period, Sponsor may, in its discretion, chose to post or distribute one (1) or more Submissions online (including on our website, and third-party websites). Posting of this/these Submission(s) will not mean that said Submissions are a Selected Contestant.
PRIZES: All contestants who enter a Qualified Submission will win a t-shirt depicting the winning design. The highest scoring Contestant will win a number of FatWallet schwag, including $500 gift card to a FatWallet store and a dozen of Black Friday T-Shirts to share with family and friends.
Selected Contestant will be notified by either email on or about October 25, 2016. Selected Contestant (or contestant’s parent or legal guardian if contestant is a minor) will be required to respond (as directed) to a phone and/or e-mail notification within 48 hours of attempted notification. The failure to respond timely to the notification may result in forfeiture of the prize; and, in such case, Sponsor may choose the next highest scoring Submission from among the remaining eligible submissions. Selected Contestant will be required to sign and return a Declaration of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (“Declaration”) and any other documents Sponsor or Sponsor’s representative may require within 48 hours of receipt of the Declaration. Failure to timely return a signed Declaration or other required documents or the return of any prize notification as undeliverable will result in Prize forfeiture. Federal and state income taxes may apply and are the sole responsibility of the winner. All expenses not specifically stated as being included are excluded, and are the responsibility of the Selected Contestant (or contestant’s parent or legal guardian if contestant is a minor). No assignment, transfer or substitution of Prize is permitted, but Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of comparable or greater value should Prize become impracticable to award or unavailable for any reason.
ASSIGNMENT AND LICENSE: As a condition of receiving any prize, all Contestants hereby assign to Sponsor all rights and title in and to the Submission. Should any Contestant be unwilling or otherwise unable to assign his/her rights, or provide permissions and or releases, or otherwise cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, Contestants with the next highest score will be chosen from the remaining entries until one who is able to meet all requirements can be selected. All potential prize winners must provide Sponsor with all signatures on required paperwork and return all documents in a timely manner as required pursuant to these Official Rules in order to be eligible to receive a prize. Contestants may not resell, assign or transfer any of their rights in their Submissions under these Official Rules.
Sponsor grants to Contestants, for the limited purpose of creating a Submission and entering it into this Contest, a limited, royalty-free license to use Sponsor’s logo in connection with the Contestant’s t-shirt design. For the avoidance of doubt: this limited license is not a license to use Sponsor’s logo at any other time or for any other purpose, but is only granted for the limited purpose of creating a Submission to enter this Contest.
CONTESTANTS WILL NOT BE PAID FOR THEIR SUBMISSIONS or for granting Sponsor any of these rights.
CONDITIONS. Contest is subject to these Official Rules. By participating, Contestants agree: (i) to be bound by these complete Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor which shall be final and binding; and (ii) to waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Contest or these Official Rules, except where prohibited by law. By accepting a prize, Selected Contestant agrees to release Sponsor, including its parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities together with the respective directors, employees, officers, licensees, licensors and agents, and respective advertising and promotion entities and any person or entity associated with the production, judging, or administration of the Contest (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any and all liability, loss or damage arising from or in connection with awarding, receipt and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any prize-related activities. Releases shall not be liable for: (i) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (ii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iii) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of a prize, or from participation in the Contest; or (iv) any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Contest. Sponsor disclaims any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend the Contest, in its sole discretion, should it receive fewer than 15 entries, or receive no entries that have a judged score above 60 points, or due to circumstances beyond its control, including natural disasters. Submissions will not be returned and may be destroyed. The internal laws of the State of California will govern disputes regarding these Official Rules and/or this Contest. All cases and claims pertaining to this Contest must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in the City of San Francisco.
Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control, corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Contest or winning prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines such entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest in any way by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices of intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other players or Sponsor representatives. Use of automated entry devices or programs is prohibited. Any attempts to access the site, enter the Contest or increase votes or views via a bot script, device or brute-force attack will result in disqualification, including that IP address becoming ineligible for the entire Contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
PUBLICITY. Sponsor reserves the right to use the Submissions to the Contest for publicity purposes prior to, during, or after the Contest end date, in any media, and to use the name, likeness, hometown name, of any Contestant, including all or part of their design throughout the world, in perpetuity, without any compensation or prior review unless specifically prohibited by law. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of Selected Contestant, and Contestants may be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the ARV of any awarded prize.
WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. Except as prohibited by applicable law and as a condition of participating in this Contest, each Contestant hereby irrevocably and perpetually waives any right s/he may have to a trial by jury in respect of any litigation directly or indirectly arising out of, under or in connection with this contest, any document or agreement entered into in connection herewith, any prize available in connection herewith, and any of the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby.
PRIVACY. All personal information collected by Sponsor will be used for administration of the Sweepstakes. In addition, entrants shall receive email correspondence from, or on behalf of Sponsor, via electronic communication. This information will not be sold to third party vendors not affiliated with Sponsor. All personal information will be held on servers located in the United States. Sponsor will use reasonable commercial efforts to comply with Federal CAN-SPAM guidelines, and entrants may subsequently opt-out of receiving further emails by following the opt-out instructions contained in any email communications received. Any questions regarding privacy matters should be directed to: https://www.fatwallet.com/privacy/
OFFICIAL RULES and WINNERS LIST. For a copy of these Official Rules or of the winner(s), send your request in a self-addressed, stamped envelope (WA and VT residents need not affix return postage) to: FatWallet, 160 Spear Street, 19th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105. Request must be received by November 15, 2016.
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