2014 More Beauty Search OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
Void outside the 50 United States, in Connecticut, Colorado, Maryland, North Dakota and where prohibited. Do not proceed in this site if you are not at least 18 years of age as of the date of entry, and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (excluding residents of CT, CO, MD, and ND) at the time of entry. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”). By entering this Contest, you understand that you are providing your information to sponsor and not Facebook.
ENTRY PERIOD: 2014 More Than Just A Beauty Search Contest (“Contest”) begins at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“E.T.”) on February 14, 2014 and ends at 11:59 p.m. E.T. on April 17, 2014 (“Entry Period”). This Contest will be divided into four (4) categories (each, a “Category”) based on the age of the entrant (as defined below) as detailed below:
Category 1 – Entrants age 30 to 39 as of September 23, 2014
Category 2 – Entrants age 40 to 49 as of September 23, 2014
Category 3 – Entrants age 50 to 59 as of September 23, 2014
Category 4 – Entrants age 60 and older as of September 23, 2014
SPONSOR: Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa.
Individuals submitting an entry (“Nominator”) are permitted to enter for themselves or enter on behalf of an individual that he/she knows, in accordance with these Official Rules (each, an “Entrant”). If nominating someone other than oneself, Nominator must obtain permission from such Entrant prior to submitting the Entry. To enter, go to www.more.com/beautysearch
and follow the directions and links provided to log in to your Facebook account, if you are not logged in already. You will then be prompted to “like” the More Magazine Facebook page (www.facebook.com/moremag
) and follow the links to complete and submit the following (collectively, “Entry”): 1) the online Contest Entry Form, including Entrant/Nominator personal information; 2) one (1) current photo of the Entrant (taken within three  months of date of entry); 3) your story about “what makes you (or the woman you are nominating) a woman of beauty, style and substance?” in 10 to 350 words; and 4) your payment information for the $25 non-refundable processing fee via PayPal including the transaction ID code provided in your payment confirmation (note: you will be prompted to log-in to your PayPal account to submit this payment). Photo may be color or black and white. Photo must: (i) be .jpg, .gif or .png image format; (ii) be taken at Entrant’s direction and with Entrant’s permission; and (iii) not have previously won any prize or award. Nominators submitting professional photographs must have a written release from photographer. Story must be Nominator’s original work (written by Nominator in English), non-professional, unpublished, and must not have won any prize or award. There are NO height or size restrictions. Contest Prizes will be awarded to Entrants and not to Nominators, unless the Nominator is also the Entrant. A Facebook account and a PayPal account are both required to enter this Contest and are available for free at www.facebook.com
, respectively. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or practices, or by any means which subvert the entry process will be void. All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. All Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. E.T. on April 17, 2014 to be eligible.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Entries may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:
• is sexually explicit or suggestive; unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; contains nudity;
• promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous;
• promotes any particular political agenda or message;
• is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group;
• defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies;
• contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others;
• contains any personal identification, such as personal names or e-mail addresses;
• contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media) without permission;
• contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead;
• contains any individual other than the Entrant;
• communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which Sponsor wishes to associate; and/or
• violates any law.
By participating in this Contest, each Entrant agrees that, if selected as a Finalist or winner, such Entrant will be required to execute specific consent to a background check. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to: (i) verify any element of any Entry, related materials or Entrant’s or Nominator’s eligibility, (ii) request additional information and (iii) to disqualify any Nominator or Entrant whose participation may subject the Contest, Sponsor, or Sponsor's advertisers, clients, or customers to controversy, negative publicity, scorn, or ridicule. By participating in this Contest, you agree to provide any documentation or information deemed necessary by, and in a form acceptable to, Sponsor to satisfy the above requirement if asked by Sponsor to do so.
Entrant’s information may be used to administer this Contest and to contact Entrants for other promotional offers from MORE. Entrants will become part of the MORE “real women” model talent pool and may be contacted to participate in future editorial features.
By submitting an Entry or participating in this Contest, you agree that your Entry and participation conforms to these Official Rules and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify your Entry for any reason, including if it determines, in its sole discretion, that your Entry fails to conform to these Official Rules in any way or otherwise contains unacceptable content as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.
By submitting an Entry, Nominator acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor may obtain many Entries in connection with this Contest and/or other contests staged and/or promoted by the Sponsor, and that such Entries may be similar or identical in theme, idea, format or other respects to other Entries submitted in connection with this Contest and/or other contests sponsored by the Sponsor or submitted for other reasons or other materials developed by the Sponsor. Nominator waives any and all claims Nominator may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future, that any Entry and/or other works accepted, reviewed and/or used by the Nominator may be similar to his/her Entry, or that any compensation is due to Nominator in connection with such Entry or other works used by Sponsor.
By submitting an Entry or participating in this Contest, Nominator and/or Entrant hereby grants permission for the Entry to be posted on the internet at www.more.com/beautysearch
or other Sponsor websites. Nominator agrees that Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for any unauthorized use of Entries by third parties. Released Parties do not guarantee the posting of any Entry and reserve the right to remove any posted Entry at any time or for any reason whatsoever. Nominators and/or Entrants agree that they will not use the Entry for any other purpose, including, without limitation, posting the Entry to any online social networks, without the express consent of Sponsor in each instance.
LIMIT: One (1) Entry per person and per email address throughout the Entry Period to nominate herself. Five (5) Entries per person and per email address throughout the Entry Period to nominate an individual other than himself/herself. Each Entrant may only be entered into the Contest once, regardless of whether she enters herself or is entered by a Nominator. No group Entries permitted. Any attempt by a Nominator, or any other person, to obtain Entries in excess of the stated limitation by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins, or any other methods may result in disqualification by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. You may only use one (1) email address to enter this Contest.
NOMINATOR ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia (except residents of CT, CO, MD, and ND), 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. Employees of Sponsor, Wildfire, a division of Google, Inc., Baume & Mercier, Branch of Richemont International S.A. (“Baume & Mercier”), and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Contest and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members (regardless of where they reside) or household members, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. “Immediate family members” shall mean spouses, parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, and their respective spouses. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months per year.
ENTRANT ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia (except residents of CT, CO, MD, and ND), who are women, 30 years of age or older as of April 17, 2014. Employees of Sponsor, Wildfire, a division of Google, Inc., Baume & Mercier, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Contest and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members (regardless of where they reside) or household members, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. An Entrant is not eligible to enter or win if she has won any prize in the 2010, 2011, 2012 or 2013 More Beauty Search Contest.
WINNER DETERMINATION: There will be two (2) rounds of judging:
First Round – On or about May 1, 2014, a panel of qualified judges selected by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will determine five (5) potential Finalists from each Category (twenty  Finalists total) from among all eligible Entries received for the applicable Category based on the following criteria: inspirational quality of story (50%) and appearance, photogenic quality and vitality depicted by the Contest Entry photo (50%). On or about May 5, 2014, the potential Finalists will be contacted by More representatives and will be required to submit additional photographs and information, an Affidavit of Eligibility and a background check authorization form within seven (7) days of notification. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, a Finalist notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact a potential Finalist or a potential Finalist is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate potential Finalist may be determined for the applicable Category. Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than five (5) potential Finalists for any Category[ies] if, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, Sponsor determines that an insufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries for the applicable Category are received. In the event of a tie in the First Round, all tied Entries will advance to the Second Round.
Second Round – On or about May 29, 2014, a panel of qualified judges selected by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will determine one (1) potential Grand Prize winner for each Category from among the First Round Finalist Entries and additional materials submitted for the applicable Category based on the following criteria: inspirational quality of story (50%) and appearance, photogenic quality and vitality depicted in all submitted photos (50%). In the event of a tie in the Second Round, the one (1) Entry among the tied Entries with the higher score in the criteria of inspirational quality of story will be deemed the potential Grand Prize winner for the applicable Category. Potential Grand Prize winners will be notified by phone and/or email on or about June 2, 2014. Decisions of judges and Sponsor are final and binding in all respects.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be notified via email and/or phone and will be required to complete and return any additional documentation required by Sponsor, including an IRS W9 form and Release of Liability/Publicity (unless prohibited by law) within ten (10) days of date of notification or a runner-up winner for the applicable Category may be notified. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, a prize or a prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner or a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, a runner-up for the applicable Category may be notified. As a condition of accepting a Grand Prize, each potential Grand Prize winner must agree to and sign a release to participate in an editorial photo shoot for More magazine (“Photo Shoot”) and to be featured in an upcoming 2014 More issue or other promotional materials of Sponsor, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
GRAND PRIZES (4 total, 1 per Category): A Grand Prize package consisting of a check in the amount of $2,500.00, one (1) Baume & Mercier timepiece, one (1) Grand Prize Trip to New York City and one (1) Escape With MORE Trip. The Grand Prize Trip to New York City is a four (4) day, three (3) night trip for Grand Prize winner and one (1) guest to New York City and includes round trip coach-class air transportation for Grand Prize winner and guest from the major U.S. airport nearest Grand Prize winner’s home to New York, NY (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $1,500.00; standard (one  room, double occupancy) hotel accommodations, ARV: $1,500.00; and ground transportation to/from the airport and hotel and the hotel and Photo Shoot, ARV: $350.00. Also included for the Grand Prize winner only is a hair and beauty session, Photo Shoot, an opportunity to be featured in a future issue of More and other bonus prize items that may be determined during or after the Contest Period. The Baume & Mercier timepiece will be a 30mm polished steel ladies watch with mother of pearl dial and diamond bezel, ARV: $3,800. The Escape With MORE trip is a four (4) day, three (3) night trip to The Miraval Resort and Spa in Tucson, AZ for Grand Prize winner only and includes round trip coach-class air transportation from the major U.S. airport nearest Grand Prize winner’s home to Tucson, AZ (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), ARV: $1,000.00; standard (one  room, single occupancy) resort accommodations which includes all meals (3 meals per day plus juice and coffee bar; excludes alcohol and room service), gratuities and ground transportation to and from airport/resort; ARV: $2,300.00; Total ARV of Grand Prize package is $12,950 each.
Total ARV of all prizes awarded is $51,800.
Grand Prize Conditions:
New York City Trip: If a Grand Prize winner resides within a 100-mile radius of New York, NY, ground transportation will be provided in lieu of air transportation and no compensation or substitution will be provided in lieu thereof. Actual value of trip, including without limitation air transportation and hotel accommodations, may vary based on point of departure, dates of travel and rates at time of booking. Any difference between stated ARV and actual value of trip will not be awarded. Each Grand Prize winner and guest must be available to travel on or about June 21 – June 24, 2014 (travel dates subject to change in Sponsor’s sole discretion). Trip must be taken on dates specified by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation to such Grand Prize winner. Grand Prize winners must participate in Photo Shoot in New York City as scheduled by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In the event that a Grand Prize winner fails to participate in the Photo Shoot, the remainder of the prize will be forfeited and Sponsor shall have no further obligation to such Grand Prize winner. In the event that Sponsor is unable to provide any activity portion of the prize for any reason, no compensation or substitution will be provided in lieu thereof; however, the remainder of the prize will be awarded and Sponsor will have no further obligation to such Grand Prize winner. Grand Prize winners will and guests may be photographed, videotaped and otherwise recorded by Sponsor during the Photo Shoot or trip (collectively, "Footage"). Footage will be owned by Sponsor who has the right to use, edit, adapt, post, stream, copy, exploit, license, sell and distribute such Footage and all elements embodied therein, including any names and likenesses embodied therein, on their websites and in any and all media now known or hereafter devised throughout the world, in perpetuity, for advertising, promotional, trade and other purposes with no additional compensation to or permission of such Grand Prize winner, guest or any third party. By accepting a Grand Prize or attending a Grand Prize trip, each Grand Prize winner and her guest agrees that his/her name and likeness may be included in the Footage, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Each Grand Prize winner and her guest agrees to execute Sponsor the required releases to grant the Sponsor the right to use the Footage in the manner detailed herein. Each Grand Prize winner and winner’s respective guest must travel together on the same itinerary and are responsible for obtaining any necessary documentation (i.e., valid photo ID) prior to travel. Each guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (and at least 18), unless the child or legal ward of applicable Grand Prize winner and must sign a liability/publicity release prior to issuance of travel documents. If a guest is a child or legal ward of a Grand Prize winner, such Grand Prize winner must sign and return release on behalf of such child or legal ward. All travel arrangements and reservations must be made through Sponsor’s agent and on a carrier of Sponsor’s choice. Grand Prize winner and guest must comply with all venue rules and regulations. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of such portion and/or remainder of prize. All applicable federal, state and local taxes as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including but not limited to meals, beverages, luggage fees, gratuities, incidentals, and additional ground transportation are the sole responsibility of each Grand Prize winner.
Escape With MORE Trip: If a Grand Prize winner resides within a 100-mile radius of Tucson, AZ, ground transportation will be provided in lieu of air transportation and no compensation or substitution will be provided in lieu thereof. Actual value of trip, including without limitation air transportation and hotel accommodations, may vary based on point of departure, dates of travel and rates at time of booking. Any difference between stated ARV and actual value of trip will not be awarded. Each Grand Prize winner must be available to travel on or about November 6 – November 9, 2014 (travel dates subject to change in Sponsor’s sole discretion). Each Grand Prize winner is responsible for obtaining any necessary documentation (i.e., valid photo ID) prior to travel. Trip must be taken on dates specified by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation to such Grand Prize winner. Grand Prize winner must comply with all venue rules and regulations. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of such portion and/or remainder of prize. All travel arrangements and reservations must be made through Sponsor’s agent and on a carrier of Sponsor’s choice. All applicable federal, state and local taxes as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including but not limited to beverages, luggage fees, incidentals, and additional ground transportation are the sole responsibility of each Grand Prize winner.
All Prizes: Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value if a prize (or any component/portion thereof) cannot be awarded as described. Sponsor will determine all elements of a prize in its sole discretion. Prizes may not be assigned, transferred, changed or redeemed for cash (unless awarded as a check), except at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Sponsor disclaims all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any prize (or portion thereof) accepted by a winner. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules. All applicable federal, state and local taxes as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of each winner. The opportunity for a winner to be featured in a future issue of More or on More.com has no retail value, and if this prize component is not available and/or cannot be awarded for any reason, the remaining elements of the prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor’s prize obligation to such winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Bonus prize items are subject to availability and are not guaranteed. In the event that no bonus prize items can be awarded to the winners, no substitution or compensation will be provided in lieu thereof. In the event that bonus prize items become available and are awarded to the winners, the winners will be responsible for any and all applicable federal, state and local taxes and any other expenses associated with bonus prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
RELEASES: By participating in this Contest, Nominators and Entrants agree to release Sponsor, Wildfire, a division of Google, Inc., Facebook, PayPal, Baume & Mercier and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Contest and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all actions, claims, injury, death, loss or damage arising in any manner, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Contest and/or acceptance, use or misuse of any prize (or portion thereof), including any travel/activity related thereto.
LICENSE FOR USE OF ENTRIES: By submitting an Entry and/or participating in this Contest, each Nominator and/or Entrant grants, and represents and warrants that he/she has the rights and authority necessary to grant, Sponsor an irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully sublicensable license and right to exploit, edit, modify, and distribute the Entry and all elements of such Entry, including, without limitation, the story, photos, names and likenesses of any individual or location embodied therein, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity without compensation, permission or notification to Nominator, Entrant or any third party.
. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO SHARE YOUR INFORMATION, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS CONTEST.
ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Contest, each Nominator and Entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes (or portion thereof) awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at a AAA regional office in New York, NY; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will Nominator or Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Nominator and Entrant hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages including attorney’s fees or any other damages, other than for Nominator’s or Entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Contest), and each Nominator and Entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
OTHER: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, undelivered, garbled or misdirected Entries, photos, stories, payments or registrations; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of Entries, photos, stories, payments or registrations, the announcement of the prizes or in any Contest-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to Nominators’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the website. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this Contest if the Contest is compromised by virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, or any other causes which, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, proper play or integrity of the Contest. In the event of cancellation or termination, Sponsor reserves the right to determine the potential winner(s) for the applicable Category(ies) from among all non-suspect, eligible Entries received for the applicable Category prior to the time of such cancellation or termination, using the applicable judging criteria (detailed herein). In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, Entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account associated with the Entry and she must comply with these Official Rules. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Except where prohibited by law, Entry constitutes permission to use each Nominator's and Entrant’s name, hometown (city and state), voice, biographical information, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this Contest in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the Contest, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to Nominator, Entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winners’ list, if applicable. Contest is subject to all applicable U.S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. Winners will be issued an IRS 1099 tax form in the amount of the prize retail value as stated herein.
WINNERS’ NAMES: For the names of the winners, available after September 23, 2014 go to more.com/beautysearch.