“Alicia Keys Girl on Fire” Contest
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Only legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia (excluding its territories and possessions) who are at least eighteen (18) years of age and who are physically located in the U.S. (excluding its territories and possessions) are eligible to enter the “Alicia Keys Girl on Fire” Contest (the “Contest”). Void in Alaska and Hawaii. Employees, agents or officers of Sony Music Entertainment (“Sponsor”) or of any entity involved in the development, production, implementation and distribution of the Contest, including any advertising or promotion agency, supplier of prizes for the Contest, parent company, service provider, subsidiary or affiliate of any such entity or any other entity directly associated with the Contest or any member of the immediate family of and/or person living in the same household as such persons, are ineligible to enter the Contest.
(a) To enter the Contest, submit a photo or video sixty (60) seconds or less in length inspired by the theme “Girl on Fire”, using Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Vimeo or Twitter and tag it with the hashtag #AKGirlOnFire (“Entry”), between 12:00 p.m. ET on October 17, 2012 and 11:59:59 p.m. ET on November 12, 2012 (“Entry Period”) All individuals appearing in Entry must be at least eighteen (18) years of age as of the date of entry. By submitting Entry, entrant affirms that he or she has the express permission of each individual identifiable in the Entry.
(b) For purposes of these Official Rules, any Alicia Keys song, or any artwork associated with any Alicia Keys album or song, or portion thereof, shall be defined as “Sponsor Content” and the entrant’s original elements collectively shall be referred to herein as the “Submission Materials”.
(c) Enter as often as you like. Submit as many unique Entries as you wish. By entering, entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges, and these Official Rules and to comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Sponsor and those working for Sponsor or on behalf of Sponsor, will not be responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, or postage due mail or e-mail, or for Internet, computer hardware and software, phone, and/or any other technical errors, malfunctions, and delays. Entries which are mutilated, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, forged, irregular in any way, or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules are also void. In the event of a dispute concerning who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized holder of the e-mail information provided on the entry form. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person to whom an email address is assigned by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
(d) In addition, the Submission Materials may not contain references which are obscene, crude or vulgar, gang identification, references to commercial products, license plate numbers, phone numbers, personal addresses (physical or email), Web site URLs, derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, sexual or religious groups, references to illegal or inappropriate activity, behavior or conduct, or any other references that could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.
3. Our Right to Use Your Work and Information about You.
(a) Submission Materials become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
(b) Regarding the Submission Materials, (i) you represent and warrant that: (A) all contents of Submission Materials are wholly original, have been created entirely by entrant, have not been taken in whole or in part from any source other than entrant and do not incorporate or include anything that is owned by any third party or would require the consent of any third party; (B) you own and/or control 100% of all right, title and interest in and to the Submission Materials, as well as all elements contained therein; (C) the Submission Materials do not and shall not violate any law or the copyright, trademark, publicity right, privacy right, or any other right of any third party; (D) the Submission Materials, or any part thereof, have not been commercially released; and (E) you have the written consent, release and/or permission of each and every participant in the Submission Material to participate in the Submission Materials as contemplated by these Official Rules; and
(ii) you agree that the Submission Materials shall be a “work made for hire,” with all rights therein, including, without limitation, the exclusive copyright, being the property of Sponsor. In the event the Submission Materials are considered not to be a “work made for hire,” you irrevocably assign to Sponsor all right, title, and interest in your entry (including, without limitation, the copyright) in any and all media whether now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, anywhere in the world, with the right to make any and all uses thereof, including, without limitation, for purposes of advertising or trade.
(c) You hereby hold Sponsor harmless from and against any third party claim arising from use of the Submission Materials. You waive any right to privacy. You waive any right to inspect or approve uses of the Submission Materials or to be compensated for any such uses.
(d) By providing Submission Materials in connection with this Contest, you grant to Sponsor and its affiliated companies, and the right, except where prohibited by law, to use your name, likeness, picture, address (city and state), e-mail address, voice, biographical information, Submission Materials, entry form information and written and oral statements, for advertising and promotional purposes in promoting or publicizing the Submission Materials, Sponsor and its products and services, without compensation unless required by law. You shall have no right of approval, no claim to compensation, and no claim (including, without limitation, claims based on invasion of privacy, defamation, or right of publicity) arising out of any use, blurring, alteration, or use in composite form of your name, picture, likeness, address (city and state), e-mail address, biographical information, or entry. The rights granted under this paragraph shall extend to Sponsor and its affiliated companies with respect to all entrants in the Contest, including the entrant who is selected as the Winner and those entrants who are not selected as the Winner. Sponsor is under no obligation to use the Submission Materials for any purpose.
4. Selection of Winner / Prizes.
(a) On or about November 16, 2012, a panel of judges, including Alicia Keys (or her representatives) will judge all eligible entries on the basis of the following criteria: creativity (40%), adherence to the theme of “Girl on Fire” (30%) and originality (30%) (collectively, the “Criteria”) and select One (1) Grand Prize Winner and ten (10) Runner-Up Winners, based on the eleven (11) highest overall scores. In the event of a tie between or among entries, an additional judge will re-evaluate the tied entries on the Criteria to determine a winner. Sponsor reserves the right to modify the Submission Period and total number of Winners in the event that an insufficient number of eligible entries which meet the judging criteria are received during the Contest Period.
One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive:
The opportunity for Winner and a Grand Prize Winner’s guest to attend an Alicia Keys concert some time in Winter 2012-13 in the continental United States (“Concert”) exact location and timing of Concert to be determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor;
Two (2) round trip airline tickets (economy coach class) from the major airport nearest Winner’s hometown to a Concert-area airport (as determined by Sponsor). If the winner lives within One Hundred (100) miles of Concert location, as determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, Sponsor may substitute ground transportation in lieu of air transportation;
Two (2) nights’ hotel accommodation (standard, one room, double occupancy).
Ten (10) Runner-Up Winners will each receive an autographed copy of Alicia Keys’ album, Girl on Fire.
(b) Winners and Grand Prize Winner’s Grand Prize Winner’s guest must be at least eighteen (18) years old as of October 17, 2012. If Winner or his or her Grand Prize Winner’s guest is under the age of majority in the state in which he or she resides, then such individual must obtain written permission from his or her parent or legal guardian before accepting or participating in the prize event. Winner will be notified by telephone or email, and Winner and Grand Prize Winner’s guest will be required to sign, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity/Liability Release (and any other documents required by Sponsor), within four (4) calendar days of notification. Winner may also be required to send a copy of his/her passport, driver’s license or birth certificate as proof of age and residency. If a Winner cannot be contacted within two (2) calendar days of first notification attempt, if the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, if a Winner rejects the prize, in the event of noncompliance with these Rules, or if the Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity/Liability Release is not executed by all members of the performing group, the prize will be forfeited and an alternative winner may be selected from all remaining eligible entries. Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given. The Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity/Liability Release must be complete and must include the Winner’s social security or resident alien identification number. The information in Winner’s Affidavit of Eligibility must be correct and must be identical to the information provided in Winner’s entry or the Winner will be disqualified.
Prizes are non-transferable. No substitutions or cash redemptions. Prizes may not be sold, bartered or transferred. Prizes do not include any additional expenses, including, but not limited to transportation, meals, souvenirs, additional expenses associated with the prize event, and federal, state and local sales or other taxes and surcharges which are the responsibility of winner.
The approximate retail value of all of the prizes is Two Thousand One Hundred Dollars ($2,100.00). The approximate retail value of the prize represents Sponsor’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prizes turns out to be less than the stated approximate retail value, the difference will not be awarded in cash.
(c) By accepting the prize, Winner releases and discharges Sponsor, its affiliated companies and the respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies of each, and all their respective employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents from any liability or damage due in whole or in part to the award, acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize or from participation in this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a comparable prize of like or greater value for any prize, or to pay Winner a cash equivalent (the value of which shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), for any reason.
(d) If, for reasons beyond the control of Sponsor (including, but not limited to, tampering or computer virus infection), the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, Sponsor, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest, without liability. If a sufficient number of eligible entries (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) are not received by the end of the Entry Period, Sponsor reserves the right not to award any or all prizes. All taxes (including, but not limited to, income taxes) are the sole responsibility of Winner. All entrants agree to comply fully with each provision in these Official Rules. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest and any person who does not comply with these Official Rules, will be ineligible for any prize and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
6. Issues of Law.
All federal, state and local laws and regulations are applicable. THE NEW YORK COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE CONTEST AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK SHALL EXCLUSIVELY GOVERN THE CONTEST. EACH ENTRANT WAIVES ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THOSE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMIT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS. The Contest is void where restricted or prohibited by law.
7. Your Release of Sponsor from Any and All Liability.
Entrants agree that Sponsor and its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, and subsidiaries shall not be liable for losses or injuries of any kind resulting from: (i) acceptance/possession and/or use/misuse of prize(s), (ii) participation in the Contest, (iii) individual, joint or collective technical malfunctions of the telephone network and/or transmission line, computer on-line system, computer dating mechanism, computer equipment, hardware and/or software, or (iv) any delay or distortion of an entry resulting from data transmissions that are garbled, incomplete, misdirected, lost, mutilated, delayed, corrupted, mechanically duplicated, illegible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. Entrants also agree that Sponsor is not responsible or liable for any injury or damage to an entrant’s or third person’s computer related to or resulting from the Contest and/or its prizes. Sponsor is not liable for damage to a user’s computer system (including, without limitation, any server failure or lost, delayed or corrupted data or other malfunction) due, either directly or indirectly, to an entrant’s participation in the Contest or downloading of information in connection with the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to modify or cancel the Contest in the event that any portion of any website used to administer any aspect of the Contest becomes technically corrupted.
8. How to Get More Information
(a) To obtain a list of Winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “Alicia Keys Girl on Fire” Contest, RCA Contests, Rm. 1408, 550 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022 by January 13, 2013 (VT residents may omit postage).
(b) Sponsor of this Contest is Sony Music Entertainment, 550 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022. Questions regarding the Contest can be directed by mail to: “Alicia Keys Girl on Fire” Contest, RCA Contests, Rm. 1408, 550 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022.
(c) Copies of these Official Rules may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “Alicia Keys Girl on Fire” Contest, RCA Contests, Rm. 1408, 550 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022 by November 30, 2012. (VT residents may omit return postage).