SHOW US YOUR HOLIDAY COOKIES PHOTO CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO ENTER
1. How to Enter:
Beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on Monday, November 25, 2012 until 5:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 20, 2012 (the "Promotion Period"), you may enter the "Show Us Your Holiday Cookies Photo Contest" (the "Promotion") by visiting the Food.com website (http://share.food.com/show-us-your-holiday-cookies-photo-contest-2012) (the "Website") and completing the online entry form and submitting a Submission (as defined below). All entries must be received by 4:59:59 p.m. ET on December 20, 2012 to be eligible. Each entry must also include entrant's ("Entrant") full name, e-mail address, title of photo and description of photo. Scripps Networks, LLC dba Food.com ("Sponsor") will not verify receipt of entries.
2. Submission Requirements:
Submissions for the Contest must consist of (a) one (1) or more digital photo(s) illustrating a holiday cookie, and (b) a brief description in 250 characters or less describing the food depicted (collectively, the "Submissions" and each, a "Submission"). The photo portion of each Submission should be in .jpg, .gif or .png format, and the total upload should not be larger than one (1) megabyte. All Submissions become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. If Entrant is selected as a prospective First Place Winner, Second Place Winner or Third Place Winner, Entrant will be required to execute and return releases and additional documentation supplied by Sponsor in accordance with Sponsor's instructions or such prospective finalist will be disqualified. Incomplete and/or late Submissions will also be disqualified.
Completed Submissions that are created and received within the above-mentioned guidelines shall collectively be referred to herein as the "Eligible Entries". Submissions that are not original work of the Entrant and/or illegible or incomplete application forms will not be accepted. Sponsor reserves the right to reject any Submissions that it deems, in its sole discretion, to violate any of the policies of the Sponsor's customary standards and practices.
The Submission must not include: (a) content that violates any third party rights, including, but not limited to, copyrights or trademark rights; (b) defamatory language; (c) threatening language; (d) language that is sexually explicit, obscene, or indecent; (e) language that promotes alcohol, tobacco, or drug use; or (f) any other language or imagery that Sponsor determines is not reasonably related to the Promotion.
3. Representations and Warranties:
By submitting an Submission, and Entrant represents and warrants that: (a) the Submission is an original work created solely by Entrant; (b) Entrant owns all rights to the Submission; (c) the Submission complies with all requirements of these Official Rules; and (d) Entrant understand that other entrants may submit Submissions that are identical to yours and that you shall not have any claim against any other Entrant or Sponsor arising out any such similarity or be entitled to any compensation because of any such similarity.
This Promotion is open only to persons who are 18 years of age or older, except employees and members of their households and immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings, children and each of their respective spouses) of the Promotion Entities (as defined below) and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their advertising and promotion agencies and all local sponsors.
6. Limitations of Liability:
Sponsor and any other participating sponsors (collectively with Sponsor, the "Promotion Entities"), their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent, advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents, and any and all Internet servers and access provider(s) are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human error; technical malfunctions; failures, omission, interruption, deletion, or defect of any telephone network, computer online systems, computer equipment, server providers, or software, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Promotion; inability to access the Website; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; transactions that are processed late or incorrectly or are incomplete or lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site; printing or human or other errors; and any entries which are late, lost, incomplete, misdirected, stolen, mutilated, illegible or postage due, or any combination thereof. Proof of mailing, in person submission, or online submission is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. By entering, all participants and/or entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Promotion Entities and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, their respective representatives and agents, advertising and promotion agencies, sweepstakes partners and prize suppliers, and all of their respective affiliated companies, employees, officers, directors and shareholders, from and against all claims and damages or liability arising in connection with each entrant's participation and/or entry in the Promotion and/or their receipt or use of any prize awarded in this Promotion or due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any sweepstakes-related activity or participation in this Promotion. Any and all warranties and guarantees are subject to the respective manufacturer's terms. Winner must sign a Liability and Publicity Release. All documents must be returned by the date and/or time indicated within such documents. If potential winner fails to return such documents within that time, or if an entrant is found to be ineligible, or if he/she does not comply with the Official Rules, then the potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected. Except where prohibited by law, the winner's entry and acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for the Promotion Entities to use said winner's names, photographs, likenesses, statements, biographical information, voices, and city and state addresses on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without further compensation. If by reason of a printing or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number set forth in these rules, all persons making purportedly valid claims will be included in a random drawing to award the advertised number of prizes available in the prize category in question. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded. Entrants acknowledge that Section 1542 provides that: "A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH, IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR." The releases hereunder are intended to apply to all claims not known or suspected to exist with the intent of waiving the effect of laws requiring the intent to release future unknown claims. Except where prohibited by law, the winner's entry and acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for the Promotion Entities to use said winner's travel companion's names, photographs, likenesses, statement, biographical information, voices, and city and state addresses on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without further compensation.
7. How Winners will be Determined:
Public Voting Winners: During the Promotion Period, Sponsor will post Submissions online on the Website (Submissions will be posted on a rolling basis as Sponsor receives Submissions), and visitors to the Website will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite ("Public Voting"). The public voters should base their votes on personal preference. Public Voting will only be available during the Promotion period ("Voting Period"), and visitors may only vote once (1) per day per Submission during the Voting Period. A "Day" is defined as the 24-hour period beginning at the time the public voter submits his/her vote, and ending 24 hours later. All voters must be at least 18 years of age at the time of casting their vote. At the end of the Voting Period, the three (3) Submissions with the highest number of votes will be the Public Voting Winners. An individual Entrant may enter as many Submissions as they like, but only one Submission per Entrant will be eligible to win any prize. The Public Voting Winners will consist of one (1) First Prize Winner, one (1) Second Prize Winner, and one (1) Third Prize Winner, and will be determined based on how many votes such winner received, compared to the other Public Voting Winners:
Public Voting Winner(s)
Ranking among Public Voting Winners (votes received)
First Prize Winner
Number one (1) vote getter
Second Prize Winner
Number two (2) vote getter
Third Prize Winner
Number three (3) vote getter
The Winners will be determined on or around December 24, 2012.
8. Prize Conditions:
A prospective winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability and publicity (where permitted), and return same, properly executed, within five (5) days of issuance of prize notification. If Sponsor is unable to contact the prospective winner within three (3) days from first notification attempt, if the prospective winner fails to complete and return all requested forms by the specified date, or if the prospective winner fails to comply with any of the requirements, his/her prize will be forfeited and an alternate prospective winner shall be selected by selecting the next-highest scoring Submission. By entering into the Promotion, all entrants consent to the use of their name, photograph, likeness, biography, voice and/or video for advertising and promotional purposes, including online announcements, worldwide and without limitation and without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.
Prior to selection of the winners, Entrants and/or their Submissions may be featured on the Website; however, in no way shall such promotion influence the selection of the winners.
9. Ownership of Submissions:
By submitting a Submission, an Entrant acknowledges and agrees that: (a) the Sponsor will have royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed, for any educational, promotional, publicity, exhibition and all other standard purposes; (b) Sponsor may exploit the Submission (and all rights therein) in any manner throughout the world without restriction of any kind, or payment to, or consent from, anyone; (c) any use or reproduction of the Submission will include a photographer credit as feasible; (d) Sponsor reserves the right to modify or edit the winning Submission for content and will have the right to reproduce, publish, adapt, modify and/or revise the Submission, in its sole discretion, in any manner or form throughout the world, in perpetuity.
10. Conditions of Entry:
This Promotion is governed by U.S. law and is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If, in the Sponsor's opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Promotion, or if computer virus, bugs, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or technical difficulties or failures compromise or corrupt or affect the administration, integrity, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Promotion, the Sponsor reserves the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and void any entries submitted fraudulently, to modify or suspend the Promotion, or to terminate the Promotion and conduct a random drawing to award the prizes using all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the termination date. Should the Promotion be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, notice will be posted on the Website. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry.
First Place Prize: The one (1) First Place Prize Winner will receive one (1) $300 American Express gift card. Total approximate retail value ("ARV") of the First Place Prize: $300.
Second Place Prize: The one (1) Second Place Prize will receive one (1) $200 American Express gift card. Total approximate retail value ("ARV") of the Second Place Prize: $200.
Third Place Prize: The one (1) Second Place Prize will receive one (1) $100 American Express gift card. Total approximate retail value ("ARV") of the Second Place Prize: $100.
Total ARV of all prizes: $600.
The specifics of all aforementioned elements of the prizes in the Promotion shall be solely determined by Sponsor. All costs, taxes, fees, and expenses associated with any element of any prize not specifically addressed above are the sole responsibility of the respective Winner. All federal, state and local taxes on prizes are the prize Winner's responsibility. Winner will be issued a 1099 tax form for the actual value of the respective prize. Prizes cannot be transferred, substituted, or redeemed for cash except at Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize, or portions thereof, with a prize of equal or greater value.
12. Winner's List:
Beginning on or about December 24, 2012 you may obtain the name of the winners by going to the Website.