CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES

VOTER SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES
 

2012 More Beauty Search CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES

 

Void outside the 50 United States, in CT, CO, VT, MD, and ND and where prohibited. Do not proceed in this site if you are not at least 30 years of age as of April 17, 2012, and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (except residents of CT, CO, VT, MD, and ND) at the time of entry, with Internet access and photo uploading capabilityprior to February 14, 2012.

 

2012 More Beauty Search Contest entry period begins at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“E.T.”) on February 14, 2012 and ends at 5:00 p.m. E.T. on April 17, 2012 (“Entry Period”).  Sponsor: Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa.

 

ENTRY: To enter, go to www.more.com/beautysearch, register to become a member of more.com, complete the online Contest Entry Form, and submit along with your story (1,500 characters or less including spaces) about “what makes you beautiful inside and out”, one (1) current photo of yourself, and your payment information for a $25 non-refundable processing fee (“Entry Materials”). Photo can be color or black and white, must be .jpg or .bmp image format and cannot exceed 2 MB,taken at entrant’s direction and with entrant’s permission and must not have won any prize or award. Entrants submitting professional photographs must have a written release from photographer. Story must be written by entrant, non-professional, unpublished, and must not have won any prize or award.

 

Entry materials may not contain brand names or trademarks.  All entries are final upon submission.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject and/or disqualify any entries, subjects, or related materials that Sponsor deems to be nude, obscene, defamatory, profane, offensive, lewd, pornographic, false, misleading, deceptive, or otherwise inconsistent with its editorial standards, audience expectations, or reputational interests or that Sponsor believes may violate any applicable law or regulation or the rights of any third party.  By entering this contest, entrants consent to a background check (if selected as a Finalist) and Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to verify any element of any entry or related materials, request additional information and to disqualify any entrant whose participation may subject the contest, Sponsor, or Sponsor's advertisers, clients, or customers to controversy, negative publicity, scorn, or ridicule.

 

LIMIT: One entry per person with a valid email address.  No group entries.  Any attempt by an entrant, or any other person, to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins, or any other methods may result in disqualification by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. 

 

ELIGIBILITY: Women who are legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia (except residents of CT, CO, VT, MD, and ND), 30 years of age or older as of April 17, 2012 are eligible to enter, except employees of Sponsor and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the contest and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and members of their immediate families or household members.  “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses.  “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.  You are not eligible to enter or win if you won any prize in the 2010 or 2011 More Beauty Search contest.

 

There are NO height or size restrictions. Winners must agree to appear in the editorial pages of More magazine and may be featured in an upcoming 2012 issue or other promotional materials of Sponsor, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.

 

WINNER SELECTION:  There will be two (2) rounds of judging:

 

First Round – On or about May 3, 2012, fifteen (15) Finalists will be selected from among all the entries by qualified judges, appointed by Sponsor, based on inspirational quality of story (50%) and appearance, photogenic quality and vitality depicted by the contest entry photo (50%).  On or about May 7, 2012, the Finalists will be contacted by More representatives and will be requested to submit additional photographs, information and a background check authorization form.  Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than fifteen (15) Finalists if, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, Sponsor determines that an insufficient number of eligible and qualified entries 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 31, 2012, one (1) Grand Prize winner and two (2) First-Place Prize winners will be selected from among the First Round Finalist entries by qualified judges, appointed by Sponsor, based on 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 winner will be the entrant among the tied entries with the higher score in the category of inspirational quality of story.  Potential winners will be notified by phone and/or email on or about June 4, 2012.  Decisions of judges are final and binding in all respects.

 

READERS’ CHOICE PRIZE WINNER SELECTION: From 11:00 a.m. E.T. April 19, 2012 to 5:00 p.m. E.T. on May 9, 2012, More.com members will be invited to vote for their favorite beauty search entries each day (members may vote for as many entries as they wish, but may only vote for each entry once per day). The one entrant with the most votes will be named “Readers’ Choice Prize” winner. In the event of a tie in the Readers’ Choice winner selection, a qualified panel of judges appointed by Sponsor will select the Readers’ Choice winner from among the tied entries based oninspirational quality of story (50%) and appearance, photogenic quality and vitality depicted by the contest entry photo (50%).

 

PRIZING: One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a prize package including a check for $10,000.00 and a four (4) day, three (3) night trip for two (2) to New York City for winner to participate in a hair and beauty session and photo shoot, which includes round trip coach-class air transportation from a major U.S. airport near winner’s home (airport and airline selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion) for winner and guest, approximate retail value (“ARV”) $1,500.00, standard one (1) room double occupancy hotel accommodations ARV $1,000.00 and ground transportation to and from the hotel and photo shoot ARV $350.00. The Grand Prize winner will also receive a shopping spree from Lord & Taylor, awarded as a gift card, ARV $500.  Total ARV of prize package is $13,350. 

 

Two (2) First-Place Prize winners will each receive a prize package including a check for $5,000.00 and a four (4) day, three (3) night trip for two (2) to New York City for First-Place Prize winners to participate in a hair and beauty session and photo shoot, which includes round trip coach-class air transportation from a major U.S. airport near the winner’s home (airport and airline selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion) for winner and guest, approximate retail value (“ARV”) $1,500.00, standard one (1) room double occupancy hotel accommodations ARV $1,000.00 and ground transportation to and from the hotel and photo shoot ARV $350.00.  Each of the two First-Place Prize winners will also receive a shopping spree from Lord & Taylor, awarded as a gift card, ARV $250.  Total ARV of each prize package is $8,100.00. 

 

One (1) Readers’ Choice Prize winner will receive a check for $1,000.00 and will be announced on More.com sometime after May 9, 2012. Total ARV of prize package is $1,000.00.

 

Total ARV of all prizes awarded is $30,550.

 

To be eligible to win, potential Grand Prize and First-Place Prize winners must be available to travel for three (3) nights between June 23 – June 26, 2012 (travel dates determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) and must participate in photo shoot activities in New York City as scheduled by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  If a potential winner is unavailable to travel on the dates scheduled by Sponsor, such potential winner will be disqualified and the prize awarded to an alternate winner.  Final actual value at time of booking and travel may be substantially more or less depending on point of origin and ticket availability.  Some restrictions may apply.  All other expenses including but not limited to all other meals, beverages, gratuities, incidentals, taxes, and ground transportation are the sole responsibility of the winner.

 

Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if prize (or any component thereof) cannot be awarded as described. Sponsor will determine all elements of prize in its sole discretion. Prize may not be assigned, transferred, changed or redeemed for cash, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor.  Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee express or implied. Sponsor disclaims all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any third party product or service accepted by the winner. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules.  

 

CONDITIONS/WARRANTIES:  Entrants agree to be bound by Official Rules and agree that if any winner fails to provide proof of identity, refuses to provide required affidavit, is found to have violated the Official Rules or otherwise does not meet eligibility criteria, prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Entrants understand that Sponsor is not liable for injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in this promotion and acceptance, possession and use of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prize. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects. 

 

Sponsor assumes no responsibility for entries it is unable to process due to network, hardware or other technical failures; or any other reason, or incomplete, damaged, misdirected, or lost onlineentries.  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 promotion if not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or integrity of the contest.  In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to date of cancellation.  The use of automated entry systems or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the contest is prohibited.  In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the holder of an established e-mail account associated with the entry.

 

RELEASES:  By participating in this contest and accepting any prize that they may win, entrants agree to release Sponsor, its parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, 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, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this contest and/or acceptance or use of the prize. 

 

Entrants authorize the Released Parties to use their name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials 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 entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner’s list, if applicable, unless prohibited by law.  Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation.

 

By submitting entry materials, entrants certify that such materials comply with all requirements of these Official Rules, that entrants have the necessary rights, permission and authority to submit such materials, and, if applicable, that entrants maintain a valid copyright in the materials.

 

By submitting entry materials, entrants acknowledge that they understand and agree that the Released Parties’ use of material containing features and elements similar to or identical with those contained in entrants’ entry materials does not entitle entrants to any compensation.  By entering, entrants waive any right of action against the Released Parties in connection with the Released Parties’ use of any material (or any part thereof), whether or not the material contains features or elements similar or identical to those contained in entrants’ entry materials.

 

PRIVACY:  Registration for Sponsor’s more.com website is required to enter the Contest.  When you register, we collect personally identifying information about you, including your name, mailing address, and email address.  The information that you provide will be added to a centralized Sponsor database so that you will simultaneously be registered for Sponsor’s other websites as well.  By entering and providing the required registration information, you acknowledge that Sponsor may send you information, samples, or special offers it believes may be of interest to you about its publications or other complementary goods offered by Sponsor.  Sponsor may also include your name and postal address in postal address lists that Sponsor sells or rents to third parties for marketing purposes.  For more information about how Sponsor uses the information you provide, see Sponsor’s privacy policy at www.more.com.  IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO SHARE YOUR INFORMATION, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS PROMOTION.

 

DISPUTE RESOLUTION:  Except where prohibited, by participating Contest entrants agree that:  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant(s) and Sponsor and its agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction. Entrant agrees that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Contest, or awarding of the prize(s), shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of New York and entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. Except where prohibited, by participating in this Contest, entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or awarding of the prize(s), shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Contest but in no event attorneys' fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any participant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.

 

GENERAL:  Except where prohibited by law: (i) entry constitutes permission to use winner's Entry Materials, name, hometown, voice, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this contest for editorial, public relations, promotional and advertising purposes on behalf of Sponsor without compensation; (ii) potential winners will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Ownership/Liability Release, IRS Form W-9, Publicity Release, and License of Pre-Existing Work and Travel forms for guests within ten (10) days of notification or the entry with the next highest score may become an alternate winner. If winner notification is returned as undeliverable, the entry with the next highest score may become an alternate winner. Subject to all U.S. federal, state and local laws and regulations.  Void where prohibited.  Taxes on prizes are sole responsibility of winner. Winners will receive an IRS Form 1099 in the amount of the value of the prize package.  For winners’ names, available after September 20, 2012 go to www.more.com.

 

2012 More Beauty Search VOTER SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

 

Void outside the 50 United States, District of Columbia and where prohibited. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States, or the District of Columbia, at the time of entry.

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

The 2012 More Beauty Search Voter Sweepstakes begins at 11:00 a.m.Eastern Time (“E.T.”) on 4/19/12 and ends at 5:00 p.m., E.T. on 5/9/11. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor: Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa.

 

ENTRY: Enter at www.more.com/beautysearch by voting for a Beauty Search Contest entrant.  You may vote one (1) time per day, per Beauty Search entry.  You will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes for each valid Beauty Search vote you cast.  There is no cost to register or vote. A valid email address is required to enter.

 

LIMIT: One entry per person with a valid email address per valid online vote cast. No group entries. Any attempt to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple identities, registrations, logins, or any other methods may result in disqualification by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.

 

ELIGIBILITY: Legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter, except employees of Sponsor, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries and members of their immediate families or household members. Immediate family members” shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.

 

WINNER SELECTION AND PRIZING: On or about 5/23/12, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. Ten (10) winners will each receive one (1) $100 gift card. Total retail value of all prizes awarded $1,000.  Gift cards are subject to issuer restrictions.  Potential winners will be notified via email requesting a valid mailing address if Sponsor does not have one on file and prize will be delivered approximately thirty (30) days from date of winner verification. One prize per household. 

 

Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if prize cannot be awarded as described. Sponsor will determine all elements of prizing in its sole discretion. Prize may not be assigned, transferred, changed or redeemed for cash, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee express or implied by Sponsor.  Sponsor disclaims all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any third-party product or service accepted by the winners. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules. Entrants agree to be bound by Official Rules and agree that if winner fails to provide proof of identity, proof of age, refuses to provide required documentation, is found to have violated Official Rules, or otherwise does not meet eligibility criteria, prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner in a random drawing. Entrants understand that Sponsor is not liable for injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising from participation in this promotion and acceptance, possession, and use of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects.

 

ODDS of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

 

PRIVACY:  Registration for Sponsor’s www.more.com website is required to enter the Sweepstakes. When you register, we collect personally identifying information about you, including your name and email address.  The information that you provide will be added to a centralized Sponsor database so that you will simultaneously be registered for Sponsor’s other websites as well.  By entering and providing the required registration information, you acknowledge that Sponsor may send you information, samples, or special offers it believes may be of interest to you about its publications or other complementary goods offered by Sponsor.  Sponsor may also include your name and postal address in postal address lists that Sponsor sells or rents to third parties for marketing purposes.  For more information about how Sponsor uses the information you provide, see Sponsor’s privacy policy at www.more.com.  IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO SHARE YOUR INFORMATION, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS PROMOTION.

 

RELEASES: By participating in this sweepstakes and accepting any prize that they may win, entrants agree to release Sponsor, its parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, 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, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this sweepstakes and/or acceptance or use of the prize.

 

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Except where prohibited, by participating Sweepstakes entrants agree that: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant(s) and Sponsor and its agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction. Entrant agrees that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes, or awarding of the prizes, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of New York and entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. Except where prohibited, by participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or awarding of the prize, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys' fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any participant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.

 

OTHER: Sponsor assumes no responsibility for entries it is unable to process due to network, hardware or other technical failures; or any other reason, or incomplete, damaged, misdirected, or lost entries. 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 promotion if not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or integrity of the sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it believes has tampered with the entry process, and/or cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to date of cancellation.  The use of automated entry systems or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the sweepstakes is prohibited. In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the holder of an established e-mail account associated with the entry.

 

GENERAL: Except where prohibited by law: (i) entry constitutes permission to use entrant's entry, name, hometown, voice, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this sweepstakes in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the sweepstakes, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner’s list, if applicable; (ii) potential winners may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability/Publicity within ten (10) days of notification or an alternate winner may be selected by random drawing.  If winner notification is returned as undeliverable, an alternate winner may be selected by random drawing. Subject to all U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. Taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners. For winners’ list, available after 6/13/12, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Winner’s List, 2012 More Beauty Search Voter Sweepstakes, Marketing/29th Floor, 805 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022.