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Fancy Fabrics Challenge 2013

2013 Fancy Fabrics Challenge Official Rules

Win the Catona #50 Mini Thread Chest (MSRP: $165 USD) by Madeira. The Catano #50 includes 30 1000yd spools, 15 solid and 15 variegated, in a teak chest with brass handles.

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 https://www.threadsmagazine.com/contest/fancy-fabrics-13  (the “Website”) between 12:01 am ET on December 2, 2013 and 11:59 p.m. ET on January 8th, 2014 (the “Submission Period”), and follow the directions to upload and submit photos of your garment with a description of how you made your garment. Garment must be made with one of the following fancy fabrics: Satin, Lace, Beaded fabrics, Sequined fabrics, Embroidered fabrics, Sparkled fabrics, Metallic fabrics, Brocade, Velvet, Shantung, Organza, Taffeta, Charmeuse and Lamé. Be sure to include details about your garment including what fabric you used and the techniques you used in constructing your garment. There is no limit to the number of garments 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The Submission must be the submitting entrant’s original unmodified, previously unpublished work;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, 200 – 10000 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this Contest, each entrant represents and warrants that (i) his or her Submission is entrant’s own original, previously unpublished work; (ii) that entrant owns the copyright in and to the Submission; (iii) that such Submission does not violate the rights of any third party or infringe or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, the Sponsor will review the Submissions and select five (5) finalists. The finalists will be selected from all eligible Submissions and will be judged on mastery of construction techniques shown and the design that best accentuates the fabric being used. One (1) winner will be chosen from finalists voted on by ThreadsMagazine.com members.

The winner will be announced on or about January 20, 2014 by Sponsor, whose decisions will be final and binding in all matters related to this Contest.

Prize and Approximate Retail Value (ARV): $ 315.00

Catona #50 Mini Thread Chest by Madeira ($165.00)
Britex Fabrics Gift Certificate ($150.00)

Claiming Prize:  Winners will be notified by email 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 March 1st, 2014  to: Taunton Press “Threads Fancy Fabric Challenge” 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: The Taunton Press Inc., 63 South P.O. Box 5506 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470-5506.


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  1. yomamamadeit | | #1

    i noticed that there were entries after the deadline given in the official rules of jan 5th, and then i noticed the deadline has been changed to jan 8th. i had my entries made by the deadline - why was the date changed?

    here's what i read, and it's still there:
    Garments can be newly made, or something you've previously created. There is no limit to the number of garments you may enter. You MUST include a description detailing the fabric(s) and the construction techniques used. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on January 5, 2014.

  2. Evamarie | | #2

    Hello Yomamamadeit,

    Yes, the original date was indeed January 5th. The deadline was extended by a few days to give our readers a little more time enter their garments. We greatly appreciate your participation and thank you for submitting your entry by the original date.

    I'll be sure to update all reference to the contest immediately.

    Thank you for your feedback!
    Evamarie Gomez
    Web Producer

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    arianabauer | | #3

    Have the finalists been chosen yet? I have not seen anywhere to vote?

  4. Evamarie | | #4

    arianabauer, The 5 finalists have been chosen, and the poll is open: http://bit.ly/VOTE-Fancy-Fabrics

    Thanks for your interest!
    Evamarie Gomez
    Web Producer

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