Tamron Cutest Kid Ever Contest
Void outside the 50 United States, District of Columbia and where prohibited. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least 21 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 and a parent/legal guardian of the child 17 years of age or younger depicted in the entry photo(s). By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this contest.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
CONTEST PERIOD: The Tamron Cutest Kid Ever Contest entry period begins at 10:00 a.m. Central Time ("C.T.") on April 2, 2012 and ends at 11:59 p.m., C.T. on June 8, 2012 ("Contest Period").
SPONSOR: Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa ("Sponsor").
HOW TO ENTER: During the Contest Period, visit www.scrapbooksetc.com/tamron and click "upload photos". Complete the registration form and follow the instructions to upload one (1) album (up to six (6) photos) of your cute child up to 17 years of age to receive one (1) entry. One album is one entry. All entries are final upon submission.
- must be .jpeg or .bmp image formats and cannot exceed 3 MB.
- must be taken by entrant, non-professional, unpublished and may not have won any prize or award.
- must not contain material that violates or infringes the rights of another, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement.
- must not contain brand names or trademarks.
Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, disqualify, modify, edit, and revise any entries, photos, or related materials that are 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. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to verify any element of any entry or related materials and to disqualify any entrant whose participation may subject the challenge, Sponsor, or Sponsor's advertisers, clients, or customers to controversy, negative publicity, scorn, or ridicule.
Entering the Contest will automatically register entrant at scrapbooksetc.com if entrant has not already registered. 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 must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. C.T. on June 8, 2012 to be eligible. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.
LIMIT: One (1) entry per person and per email address, per eligible child. Entries received from any person or email address in excess of the stated limitation will be void. You may only use one email address to enter this Contest.
ELIGIBILITY: This Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, 21 years of age or older, who are the parent/legal guardian of the child 17 years of age or younger depicted in the entry photo. 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 parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members or household members. "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 a year.
First Round: On or about June 11, 2012, a qualified panel of judges will judge the eligible entries received based on: Originality and natural appearance of photos with minimal photo editing adjustments of color balance, contrast and sharpening (25%), ability of photos to display a composed, properly exposed, and in-focus appearance in effort to provide an appealing and strong impact for the viewer (25%), and ability of child to display a cute personality in the photos (50%). The ten (10) entries receiving the highest scores will be deemed semi-finalists and move on to the Second Round. In the event of a tie, the entry among the tied entries having the highest score in the criterion of ability of photos to display a composed, properly exposed and in-focus appearance in effort and to provide an appealing and strong impact for the viewer will move on to the Second Round. Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than ten (10) semi-finalists if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries. Decisions of judges are final and binding in all respects.
Second Round: On or about June 18, 2012, the ten (10) semi-finalist photos will be posted on scrapbooksetc.com for public voting. Voting ends June 30, 2012, at 11:59 p.m., C.T. There will be a limit of one (1) vote per person (with a valid e-mail address) per day. Votes received in excess of the above-stated limitation will be void. Semi-finalists are prohibited from obtaining votes by any fraudulent or inappropriate means, including, without limitation, offering prizes or other inducements to members of the public, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The semi-finalist receiving the highest number of votes will be the potential grand prize winner. The semi-finalist receiving the second highest number of votes will be the potential first prize winner. The semi-finalist received the third highest number of votes will be the potential second prize winner. In the event of a tie in the Second Round, a qualified panel of judges will determine the winner in question from among the tied entries based on the criterion of ability of photos to display a composed, properly exposed and in-focus appearance in effort and to provide an appealing and strong impact for the viewer. Decisions of judges are final and binding in all respects. All results are unofficial until verified by Sponsor.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be notified via email, phone and/or mail and may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Ownership, IRS W9 form, License of Work and Release of Liability/Publicity within ten (10) days of date of notification or an alternate winner may be selected. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact any potential winner or any potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor's discretion, an alternate winner selected.
PRIZES (3): One (1) grand prize winner will receive a Tamron 18-270mm lens, approximate retail value ("ARV") $649, one (1) first prize winner will receive a Tamron 70-300mm lens, ARV $499 and one (1) second prize winner will receive a Tamron 18-200mm lens, ARV $299.
Prizes are awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee express or implied by Sponsor. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prizes (or portions thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Winners are responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All prize details are at Sponsor's sole discretion. Released Parties (as defined below) disclaim 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
ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Contest, participant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes 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 participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages including attorney's fees or any other damages, other than for participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Contest), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
RELEASES: By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to release Sponsor, 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, loss or damage arising in any manner, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Contest and/or acceptance or use of any prize.
MISCELLANEOUS: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, undelivered, garbled or misdirected entries 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, 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 participants' 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. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it believes has tampered with the entry process. In the event of cancellation or termination, Sponsor reserves the right to select the winners using the judging and voting processes from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to date of cancellation or termination. 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 he/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 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 entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner's list, if applicable. Contest is subject to all applicable U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. Grand prize winner will be issued an IRS 1099-MISC tax form in the amount of the prize retail value as stated herein.
WINNERS' NAMES: For winners' names, available after August 31, 2012, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Winners' List/Tamron Cutest Kid Ever Contest; 1716 Locust St., LN-200, Des Moines IA 50309-3023.