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Halloween Costume Contest 2012

Halloween Costume Contest 2012 – Official Rules

Oct 16, 2012
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Enter your handmade Halloween costumes now.

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 (the “Website”) between 12:01 am ET on October 16, 2012 and 11:59 p.m. ET on November 09, 2012 (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The Submission must be the submitting entrant’s original unmodified, previously unpublished work; 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this Contest, each entrant represents and warrants that (i) his or her Submission is entrant’s own original, previously unpublished work; (ii) that entrant owns the copyright in and to the Submission; (iii) that such Submission does not violate the rights of any third party or infringe or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 Threads’ sole discretion, all Submissions that meet the Submission Requirements above, may be posted by Threads 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 Threads 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 Threads, and each entrant hereby releases Threads magazine 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 (5) finalists. The finalists will be selected from all eligible Submissions and will be judged on creativity and level of construction. A winner will be chosen in a vote by the members. 

The winner will be announced on or about November 15th, 2012 by Threads, whose decisions will be final and binding in all matters related to this Contest.

Prize and Approximate Retail Value(ARV): ($1,320.00) – Juki MO-654DE Serger ($1,320.00)

Claiming Prize: Winners will be notified by email then by mail within 10 days of the selection. Winners must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release 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.) All prizes will be awarded. One prize per person, household, or family.

Winners’ List: Send self-addressed, stamped envelope by January 1, 2013 to: Taunton Press “Threads Halloween Costume Contest” Winners List Request, PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT 06470.

Terms & Conditions: No transfer or substitution of prizes. 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.

SPONSOR: Juki America Inc., 8500 NW 17th Street, Suite 100, Miami, FL 33126.

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  1. User avater fiona9 October 16th

    does it have to be something made THIS year or can it be a past costume? thanks

  2. User avater AnnSewItGoes October 16th

    I want to enter the Halloween Costume Contest, but when I hit enter it tells me the page can not be found. How do I get the "Entry"?

  3. HeavenlyPrincess October 16th

    I'm not sure whether Iwill enter or not, but Iwas wondering:

    What is the definition of "previously unpublished work"? If I have posted on my blog about the costume, does that mean I can't enter it? What if I write a completely new description? Can I reuse pictures that have been blogged? Can I take new pictures, and enter that?


  4. Jillsews October 16th

    At least I'm not the only one having trouble. I've tried every link on the pages to no avail!

  5. User avater carynification October 16th

    And what does infringing on the rights of a third party mean? Though I am not doing that this year, one year I dressed up as Xena, would that be infringing on the rights of the writers of the TV show? I guess, I am asking if one makes a costume such as something one would see at Dragon-Con or the like which is inspired by a character in a film or show, would that be disqualified?

  6. User avater tinalachance October 17th

    I just spoke with website coordinator, and she is fixing the problem with the link! wahoo! costume contest!

  7. Evamarie October 17th

    The problem has been fixed! You can now post your projects in our Halloween Costume Gallery. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and can't wait to see your costumes!

    P.S. It was nice to chat with you Tinalachance!

  8. Soosewiets October 19th

    Why is never possible to enter contests, where you're a oversees subscriber of Threads magazine?

  9. User avater tinalachance October 21st

    trying to post my costumes up tonight, and it won't let me! Evamarie help (again)!

  10. Evamarie October 22nd

    Tinalachance, when you click on the "enter your project" button what screen do you see? I've tried several times and it is working on my end. You may want to clear out your temorary files and see if that works. Keep us posted!

  11. sewingheaven888 October 22nd

    Does that mean that U.K members cannot enter the comp:(

  12. sewingheaven888 October 22nd

    I wish someone could sort out my posting...its driving me craaaazy...four posts each time aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. BTStars November 2nd

    If you have already posted the costume on your blog, does that count as "previously published"?

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