2012 Gallery Idol Contest - Official Rules
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1. The 2012 Gallery
Idol Contest (“Contest”) is open to all participants, including those living in
and outside of the United States and the District of Columbia, including
contributors to Paper Crafts magazine and winners of previous contests sponsored
by Paper Crafts magazine, except the previous grand prize winner of the 2011
Gallery Idol Contest. Notwithstanding the foregoing, legal residents of Puerto
Rico and other U.S. territories, trust territories and possessions are excluded
from participation in the Contest. Entrants under 18 years of age must have a
parent or legal guardian’s permission to enter this Contest.
the Contest, entrants (and if under age 18, their parents/legal guardians) agree
to accept and be bound by all terms of these official rules (“Official Rules”).
This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and
regulations. Void where prohibited. Employees of Paper Crafts magazine
(“Sponsor” or “Paper Crafts”), Creative Crafts Group, their respective parents,
subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies (collectively,
“Creative Crafts Group”), their immediate family members and/or those living in
the same household are not eligible to enter. The Contest begins 5/7/12 and ends
2. Contestants may enter as many cards as they want during the
Open Auditions (encouragement cards) round (May 7 - May 28). For all subsequent
rounds, the chosen contestants will be asked to make one (1) new card for each
round they advance to. The Paper Crafts editorial staff will determine the top
20 encouragement cards in the Open Auditions round, with those winners moving on
to the first round. Online viewers will then pick the winners of the subsequent
rounds. Cards judged by online viewers should be judged on overall appearance,
creativity, execution, and conformity to theme. We will award 20 winners for
Round 1, 15 winners for Round 2, 10 winners for Round 3 and five winners for
3. Once we select the Top 20 finalists and enter round one,
entries cannot currently be or have ever been posted in any online forum,
submitted to Paper Crafts or any other magazine, created for a specific
manufacturer, or entered in any other Contest.
4. The entrant must be
the author of all entries submitted, except as otherwise provided. Entries must
also be original to the author and exclusive of any material created by a third
party or otherwise aided by a third party. However, photographs taken by someone
other than the entrant may be used if clearly marked with the following
statement next to the Entry: “Photo(s) not taken by entrant.” All photo editing
must be work that is original to the entrant.
If the judging results in a
tie, tied entries will be re-assessed on the factors listed above. If the second
assessment still does not break the tie, the tied entries will be treated the
same by Paper Crafts and will either all be Winners or all be rejected. The
Contest will take place under the supervision of Paper Crafts magazine. Winners
will be selected based on the criteria and requirements listed in these rules by
a qualified panel of judges (“Judges”) comprised of individuals with significant
industry experience as determined by Paper Crafts. The Judges’ decisions are
final on all matters relating to this Contest.
Winners will be notified
on our web site (www.papercraftsmag.com) and blog (www.papercraftsconnection.com) on 6/01/12, 6/08/12, 6/15/12,
6/22/12, and 6/29/12. To obtain a list of Winners, send a self-addressed,
stamped envelope after 6/29/12 to Paper Crafts magazine, Gallery Idol 2012
Winners Request, 14850 Pony Express Road, Suite 200, Bluffdale, UT
5. Twenty (20) Winners will be selected based on the criteria
listed above. Each Winner will receive a prize package of paper crafting
Prizes will be announced at the start of each round.
substitution of any Prize will be permitted except by Sponsor, who may
substitute a Prize of equal or greater value if an advertised Prize becomes
unavailable. The Prize is non-transferable, and the prize package may not be
redeemed for cash, unless it is a cash prize. The Winners are solely responsible
for all federal, state and local taxes and fees associated with the receipt of
6. All entries and requests become the exclusive property of
Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned, or any portion thereof. Entry
constitutes permission to use the Winners’ name, picture, likeness, entry, or
any portion thereof, and city and state of residence for purposes of trade,
publicity or promotion for no additional compensation except where prohibited by
Submission of entry constitutes entrant’s consent (or that of their
parent/legal guardian) to irrevocably assign to Sponsor any and all rights to
entry including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights. The entrant
represents and warrants that he/she holds the necessary rights to irrevocably
assign all rights in the entry, including necessary rights related to
copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, music, images or other
proprietary or property right, or any other right of any person or entity and
that the entry does not infringe on any third-party rights. (DO NOT COPY THE
WORKS OF OTHERS OR INCLUDE OTHER PERSONS OR THEIR PROPERTY IN YOUR ENTRY WITHOUT
FIRST OBTAINING THEIR WRITTEN CONSENT.) Submission of any entry grants Sponsor
and its agents the right to publish, produce, use, adapt, edit and/or modify the
entry in any way and in any and all media, without limitation and without
compensation to the entrant.
Entrant hereby agrees to indemnify Paper
Crafts and Creative Crafts Group (collectively, “PC”) and shall defend PC
against, and hold PC harmless from, all claims, liabilities and obligations
(including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) (“Claims”) brought by a third
party against PC arising out of the infringement or misappropriation of any
copyrights, trade secrets, or trademarks of any third party. PC agrees to
provide entrant with prompt written notice upon becoming aware of any such
claim. Entrant shall undertake and conduct the defense of any such claim and PC
shall reasonably cooperate with entrant in the defense of such claim. Entrant
shall reimburse PC for all reasonable out-of-pocket costs incurred by PC in
connection with such cooperation. PC shall have the right to participate in any
action at its own expense.
7. The Winners (or the parent/guardian if
Winner is a minor) will be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility,
compliance with Contest rules and release of liability. All Winners will also be
asked to sign a confidentiality agreement until their names and entries are
released to the public by Paper Crafts.
8. All entrants release
Sponsors, its affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, directors, officers,
shareholders, representatives, successors, assigns, licensees, employees, and
agents, and all others associated with the development and execution of this
from any and all liability from injury, loss or damage of any kind, including
any personal injury, death, loss or damage of any kind or claims based on
publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy resulting from
participation in this Contest or acceptance or use of the Prize awarded whether
under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other
Use of Sponsor’s web site is at entrant’s own risk. Sponsor is
not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or losses of any kind
which may be sustained to entrant’s or any other person’s computer equipment
resulting from participation in the Contest, use of the Sponsor’s website or the
download of any information from Sponsor’s website.
agrees that all rights under Section 1542 of the California Civil Code, and any
similar law of any state or territory of the United States, are hereby expressly
waived. That section, in pertinent part, provides: “A general release does not
extend to claims which the Creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his
favor at the time of the executing of this release, which if known by him must
materially affect his settlement with the debtor.” Any dispute shall be resolved
individually without resort to any form of class action.
9. Prizes must
be claimed by 9/05/12. Failure to execute and return any requested document
within fourteen (14) days of postmark, or return of notification or Prize as
undeliverable may result in forfeiture of Prize. An alternate potential winner
may be selected at the sole discretion of Sponsor. All reasonable efforts will
be made to contact the Winners.
10. Void where prohibited or restricted
by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
(i) If you are a legal resident in the United States and
are under the applicable age of majority, then your parent or legal guardian
must also print their name and sign the back of each submission below your
signature. They will also be required to provide parental permission and
releases on your behalf. U.S. Winners (or the parent/guardian if a minor) will
be required to execute an affidavit attesting to entry eligibility, compliance
with these Official Rules, and release of liability as may be applicable.
(ii) To remain eligible, each entrant must not disclose their selection
as a Winner until the Sponsor publishes the list of Winners. If Paper Crafts
determines in its sole discretion that the entrant breached this confidentiality
requirement, the entrant becomes subject to disqualification. In addition, the
Winners will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement upon notification as
well, agreeing not to disclose their selection as a Winner until the Sponsor
publishes the list of Winners.
(iii) Failure to execute and return any
requested document within fourteen (14) days of receipt may result in forfeiture
of Prize, in which case an alternate potential winner may be selected at the
sole discretion of Sponsor.
12. Online entries for the Open Auditions
round must be posted in the assigned Paper Crafts gallery by no later than 11:59
p.m. MDT on Monday, 5/28/12. Subsequent rounds’ entries will be due by 9:00 a.m.
MDT on Monday, 6/4/2012, 6/11/2012, 6/18/2012, and 6/25/2012. Any entries not
received as outlined above will not be eligible for the Gallery Idol 2012
Contest (no exceptions). Paper Crafts cannot accept late entries due to
technical errors or power outages.
13. Entries that do not follow the
prescribed entry requirement or that do not follow the Official Rules will
automatically be disqualified from the Gallery Idol 2012 Contest, although the
entries may be eligible for use by Paper Crafts in its publications.
Disqualified entrants will be required to return the Winner’s Prize Package to
Sponsor and give up all rights as a Winner, including the opportunity to be
published in Paper Crafts magazine. In the event that a winning entrant is
disqualified after the announcement of Winners is made, his or her position as a
winner may not be filled, at Paper Crafts’ sole discretion.
Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the state of Utah.