Terms and Conditions
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The Get Pop Cultured Costume Contest (the "Contest") is sponsored by Barnes & Noble, Inc. ("Sponsor"), 122 Fifth Avenue, 7th floor, New York, NY 10011. Entrants must submit a photo in accordance with these official contest rules ("Official Rules").
ELIGIBILITY: Open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry. Employees of Sponsor, and its and their parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies involved in this Contest, and their immediate family members (parent, child, spouse, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and/or those living in the same household of each, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate in or win the Contest. Void where prohibited by law. All applicable federal, state and local laws apply. START/END DATES: Contest begins at 10:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time ("EDT") on Saturday, July 19, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 19, 2014 (the "Entry Period").
JUDGING CRITERIA: On or before 5:00:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 21, 2014, two judges ("Judges"), will choose one (1) first place winner, one (1) second place winner, and one (1) third place winner from among all eligible Entries received during the entry period, for a total of three (3) contest winners, with the highest scores based on the following equally weighted criteria: (1) quality and creativity of costume, (2) compelling visual appeal, (3) photographic composition and technique. In the event any potential Winner is disqualified for any reason, the entrant with the next highest total score in the pool of entrants who have submitted valid Entries will be chosen as the Winner. In the event that no Entries are received, no prize will be awarded. Sponsor reserves the right to not select a Winner, or to extend the Entry Period if in its sole discretion it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries. The decision of Sponsor in this matter is final and binding.
WINNER NOTIFICATION/ VALIDATION: The potential Winners will be notified by e-mail by July 25, 2014 and each potential Winner may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Publicity form (where legal) within seven (7) days of date of attempted notification. Noncompliance within this time period, or with these Official Rules, or the return of any prize/prize notification may result in disqualification and, at Sponsor's discretion, time period permitted, an alternate potential Winner may be selected. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 2-3 weeks after winner validation. Any Winner later determined to be ineligible may be required to return his/her prize.
PRIZES: One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a $500 Barnes & Noble Gift Card. One (1) second place winner will receive a $250 Barnes & Noble Gift Card, and one (1) third place winner will receive a $100 Barnes & Noble Gift Card. The total approximate retail value of all prizes is $850. No transfer, substitution or cash redemption will be awarded, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion, if any advertised item becomes unavailable. All prize details are at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. If the Winner cannot accept the prize as stated, prize will be forfeited and at Sponsor's discretion, an alternate Winner may be selected. The Winner is solely responsible for any and all federal, state, and local taxes or any other expenses in connection with the acceptance, receipt and/or use of any prize awarded.
GENERAL RULES: Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to use Winner's name, city, state, likeness, voice, biographical information and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity in any and all media, now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity without additional compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. By participating, entrant (i) agrees to release and hold Sponsor, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees and assigns (collectively, the "Released Parties"), harmless against any and all claims and liability arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, out of participation in the Contest or misuse, nonuse or use of any prize; (ii) waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages, attorneys' fees or any damages other than actual out-of-pocket costs incurred to enter; and (iii) agrees to be bound by these Official Rules. Released Parties are not responsible for incomplete, lost, late, damaged, inaccurate, illegible, misdirected, garbled, delayed or undelivered Entries; or for technical hardware or software malfunctions or failures of any kind, lost, unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission, which may limit an individual's ability to participate. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to cancel, suspend or modify the Contest, or to disqualify any implicated entrant(s), (and their Entries) if any fraud, virus, actions by entrants, technical or other error or problem, or any other occurrence corrupts or affects the administration, integrity, security, or proper play of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to award the prize in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received up to the time of the event or action warranting such cancellation. In the event this Contest is cancelled prior to the stated end date, a notice will be posted at www.barnesandnoble.com/bnbooklove. CAUTION: Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such entrant to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Released Parties are not responsible for any technical, mechanical, printing, typographical, human or other error relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in the administration of the Contest, the processing of Entries, the announcement of the prize or in any Contest-related materials; or for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with this Contest.
WINNERS' NAMES: For the names of the Winners, available after July 25, 2014, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Get Pop Cultured Costume Contest, Barnes & Noble, 122 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10011, to be received by January 25, 2015.
NO WARRANTIES: Sponsor makes no warranties regarding any of the prizes furnished as part of this Contest.
GOVERNING LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of any entrant, Sponsor, and/or any of the Released Parties shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York. All actions, proceedings, or litigation relating hereto will be instituted and prosecuted solely within the State of New York, County of New York. The parties consent to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of New York with respect to any action, dispute, or other matter pertaining to or arising out of this Contest.