2014 Threads Halloween Costume Contest – Official Rules
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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. This contest is open to legal residents of the United States, who are at least 18 years old, and to legal residents of Canada (except Quebec), who are over the age of majority in their province of residence. Sweepstake void in Quebec, Puerto Rico and anywhere else where prohibited.
HOW TO ENTER: To participate in the Contest, visit http://www.threadsmagazine.com/contest/halloween-contest-14 (the “Website”) between 12:01 a.m. EST on September 30, 2014 and 11:59 p.m. EST on November 5, 2014 (the “Submission Period”), and follow the directions to upload and submit a photo of your costume with a description of how you made your costume and why you should win. There is no limit to the number of costumes you can enter.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Each garment submission that is entered into the Contest must meet ALL of the “Submission Requirements” set forth below (any Submission that, in Sponsor’s good faith judgment, violates the following criteria will be disqualified):
The Submission must be the submitting entrant’s original unmodified, previously unpublished work;
The Submission must not include images or text that is obscene, pornographic, libelous, illegal, discriminative or otherwise objectionable; and
The Submission must not include any corporate logos or any other material that may infringe on any third parties copyrights or trademarks.
The photograph portion of the Submission should be .jpg or .gif, up to 4 mb, 400 – 4,000 pixels. The Photograph portion of the Submission may not be digitally enhanced or altered.
By entering into this Contest, each entrant represents and warrants that (i) his or her Submission is entrant’s own original, previously unpublished work; (ii) that entrant owns the copyright in and to the Submission; (iii) that such Submission does not violate the rights of any third party or infringe or violate any law, and as of the date of the Submission, is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim; and (iv) the Submission does not and will not violate any applicable laws, and is not and will not be defamatory, libelous, pornographic or obscene. Note: Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Submission in the Contest if Sponsor views the Submission as potentially infringing or otherwise a violation or potential violation of a third party’s rights or seek to secure permission for Sponsor’s benefit and allow the applicable Submission to remain in Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Submission in the Contest if it deems the Submission to be lacking in taste, quality, or to be otherwise objectionable.
POSTING OF SUBMISSIONS ONLINE: Subject to Sponsor’s sole discretion, all Submissions that meet the Submission Requirements above, may be posted by Sponsor in a virtual gallery on the Website along with entrant’s name.
Publicity Release/License to Use: By participating in the Contest, unless prohibited by law each entrant irrevocably grants the Sponsor the rights to use such entrant’s name, likeness, biographical information and Submission(s) in any and all media for any purpose, including without limitation advertising and promotional purposes, as well as, the Contest and/or other promotions conducted by the Sponsor, and each entrant hereby releases the Sponsor from any liability with respect thereto.
WINNER SELECTION: At the end of the Submission Period, a panel of Threads editors will review the Submissions and select five semifinalists. The semifinalists will be judged on creativity and level of construction.
One winner will then be chosen in a vote by the ThreadsMagazine.com members.
The winner will be announced on or about November 17, 2014 by Sponsor, whose decisions will be final and binding in all matters related to this Contest.
PRIZE AND APPROXIMATE RETIAL VALUE (ARV): ($322.59)
- McCall’s Patterns – winner will select five (5) patterns from the McCall Pattern Company [about $60 depending on patterns selected]
- Industry Insider Techniques Volumes 1 – 7 [$209.65]
- Threads Sew Smarter, Better & Faster [24.95]
- Threads Sewing Guide [27.99]
CLAIMING PRIZE: Winners must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (or in Canada a Declaration of Compliance) within 10 days of notification, or prize may be forfeited. Winners will also be required to provide proof of age. (Tennessee residents will not be required to sign Publicity Release as a condition of winning a prize.) Residents of Canada, in order to win, must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question administered by mail or e-mail at Sponsor’s sole discretion. All prizes will be awarded.
NO PRIZE TRANSFER OR SUBSTITUTION: No prize or any portion thereof is transferable or redeemable for cash. Any portion of the prize that is not used is forfeited. No substitutions for prize except by Sponsor, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be substituted.
TERMS & CONDITIONS: Employees, officers, and contractors (including immediate family members and members of the same household) of Sponsors, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, dealers, retailers, vendors of Sponsors, and all other entities associated with this promotion, are not eligible. All Federal, State/Provincial and local laws apply. The winners will be responsible for all Federal, State/Provincial, and local taxes
Sponsor not responsible for unavailable network, failed server or other connections, miscommunications, interrupted, misrouted or scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, electronic or otherwise. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the Sweepstake period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received by Sponsor due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, of any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material related to the Sweepstake. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend this Sweepstake should a virus, bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor corrupt the security or proper administration of the Sweepstake. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstake is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. Entrants to abide by the Contest Rules.
Each participant agrees to release and hold the Sponsors, their employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives, and their subsidiaries, parent companies, or other affiliated companies harmless from any and all damages, losses, claims and/or liabilities arising out of his or her participation in the Contest or resulting from accepting or claiming any prize awarded hereunder.
WINNER’S LIST: Send self-addressed, stamped envelope by March 1, 2015 to: Taunton Press “Threads Halloween Costume Contest” Winners List Request, PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT 06470.
SPONSOR: The Taunton Press Inc., 63 South P.O. Box 5506 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470-5506.