RULES AND SWEEPSTAKES FOR LA CORONA DE LA PRINCESA CONTEST
Contest Name: Quinceaneras Magazine ~ “La Corona De La Princesa”
Sponsor (s): Ashdon Inc. & QuinceanerasMagazine.com
Sponsor (s) Address: 11100 West Airport Blvd, Stafford, TX 77477
Ashdon, Inc. its subsidiaries and affiliated companies (together, the
“Company”) and QuinceanerasMagazine.com, will conduct the Contest substantially as described in these rules, and by participating, each participant agrees as follows:
1. Description of Contest/Participation.
A. Dates of Contest: The Contest will begin May 26th 2014. Deadline to enter as a contestant is 12 Noon on June 30, 2014. Winner will be notified July 7, 2014.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE ODDS OF WINNING. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend upon the number of entrants and the number of votes received.
B. How to Enter: Parents or legal guardians of eligible entrants who have not yet had a Quinceañera that are legal residents of the United States or Canada, must complete the following submission steps to be officially entered as a contestant:
Beginning May 26, 2014 at 12:01 AM (ET) through June 30, 2014 at 11:59 PM (ET) go to http://www.quinceanerasmagazine.com and complete and submit the entry form pursuant to the onscreen instructions. Entrant must supply an essay describing why she deserves to be the “LA CORONA DE LA PRINCESA”, no greater than 500 characters. Finalists/Winner Selection: All eligible entries received will be judged by a qualified panel of judges who will select a group of finalists based on the following criteria: most magical story (50%); appearance (50%). In the event of a tie, the person among the tied entrants with the highest score in story will be the winner. Selection of Finalists: On or about July 7, 2014, a judging panel will select between five (5) and ten (10) finalists; Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than ten (10) finalists and/or not award the Grand Prize if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries based on the criteria above. The entries of the selected finalists will be posted on http://www.quinceanerasmagazine.com for national vote. Limit one (1) vote per person/email address per day. Votes received from any person/email address in excess of the stated limitation will be void. Finalists are prohibited from obtaining votes by any fraudulent or inappropriate means, including, without limitation, trading votes, offering prizes or other inducements to members of the public, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Use of script, macro or any automated system to vote or with the intent to impair the integrity of the voting process is prohibited and all such votes will be void. Sponsor reserves the right to conduct interviews of potential finalists and to request additional photographs. Potential finalists who do not respond within three (3) days of Sponsor’s request for an interview or additional photographs will be deemed ineligible. Sponsor also reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential finalists. Entrants must be available to participate in and attend media events and participate in a photo shoot, all to take place in New York City, Los Angeles or other location at Sponsor’s discretion on dates to be scheduled in August 2014, in case they are selected as a finalist. Once chosen, finalists must confirm their willingness to participate in media events and in the photo shoot with details of travel arrangements on or before August 2014, otherwise an alternate finalist will be selected. Selection of Winner: On or about July 14, 2014, judges will then choose one (1) potential Grand Prize winner from the finalists to appear in a national marketing campaign and on the Quinceañeras Magazine website based on the following criteria: photos (10%), most magical story (40%), and number of votes garnered through online voting process (50%). In the event of a tie, photo shoot success will determine the potential Grand Prize winner. By participating in the Promotion (as defined below), entrant (and, if an eligible minor, her parent or legal guardian) certifies that his/her entry is original, has not been previously published or won any award, and does not contain any material that would violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyrights, trademarks or rights or privacy or publicity. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and unfettered discretion to disqualify any entry that it believes contains obscene, offensive or inappropriate content, that does not comply with these official rules or that is not consistent with the spirit or theme of the Promotion. The decisions of the Sponsor and judges are final and binding on all matters relating to the Promotion. If, for whatever reason, Sponsor is unable to have winner appear in the Quinceañeras Magazine advertising campaign, , no compensation or substitution will be provided, however remainder of prize package will be awarded and the Released Parties (as defined below) shall have no further obligation to such winner. Total ARV of All Prizes Available To Be Awarded, based on ten (10) finalists: ($7000). Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded. Sponsor reserves right to change dates. In all cases the finalist will be considered a minor and must travel with a parent or legal guardian as her guest. Finalist and guest must travel together on the same itinerary. In the event that any finalist lives within 200 miles of the selected location for the prize package, then Sponsor reserves the right to arrange for alternate travel instead of air transportation and no compensation or substitution will be provided. Guest must be of legal age of majority in her jurisdiction of residence (and at least 18), and must sign a liability/publicity release prior to issuance of travel documents. Travel must be made through Sponsor’s agent, on a carrier of Sponsor’s choice. All federal, state and local taxes and all other costs associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including souvenirs and gratuities are the sole responsibility of the finalists. Hotel accommodations are subject to availability and provided at Sponsor’s discretion. Blackout dates may apply. All travelers must possess valid travel documents prior to travel. Finalist must travel on dates specified by Sponsor and must confirm her willingness to participate in media events or prize will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation to such finalist. Once scheduled, the itinerary cannot be altered. All details of photo shoots will be determined and arranged by Sponsor, including photographer, location, time and duration. In addition to the photographs taken by the photographer during the photo shoot, the photo shoot itself may be photographed, filmed or otherwise recorded by Sponsor, its partners and their representatives and designees (collectively, “Materials”). The Materials will be owned by Sponsor, its partners and their representatives and designees (as applicable) and they will have the right to post, modify, edit, distribute, create derivatives works of, perform and otherwise use the Materials and all elements embodied therein, including, without limitation, any names and likenesses, in any and all media now or hereafter devised (including, but not limited to, on their respective websites and social media platforms), worldwide in perpetuity, without additional compensation or notification to, or permission from, winner or any third party. Sponsor will determine, in its sole discretion, which photographs will be posted for viewing by the general public for voting. If an eligible minor, his/her parent or legal guardian must be present at all times during the photo shoot. Potential finalists (and, if eligible minors, their parents or legal guardians) will be notified via phone, e-mail or postal mail, at Sponsor’s discretion, on or about July 7, 2014. Potential Grand Prize winner will be notified via phone, e-mail or postal mail, at Sponsor’s discretion, on or about. July 14, 2014.
Prizes and Approximate Retail Values (“$15,000”):
- Finalist Prizes (up to 10): Up to Ten (10) finalists will each receive a Disney’s Royal Ball Gown of their choice (value up to $700) and a subscription to Quinceañeras Magazine
- One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a $1000 cash prize, a crown & scepter, a subscription to Quinceaneras Magazine, a Disney’s Royal Ball Quinceañera gown, and a three day- two night stay, VIP all expenses paid magical weekend to a five-star resort where she will be crowned as this year's “LA CORONA DE LA PRINCESA”
3. Eligibility and Limitations.
Participants and winner(s) must be legal residents of the United States or Canada,
parents or guardians of eligible entrants to be crowned “La Corona De La Princesa” as determined by the Company and reside in the Magazines Total Survey Area (TSA). Entrants must have an active social security number, and be able to present the original social security card to contest officials before the prize will be awarded. Only one (1) entry per person. Only one (1) prize per household from any of the Company’s stations within any thirty (30) day period. Employees of the Company, Ashdon, Inc., the Contest’s participating sponsors and their advertising agencies, and members of the immediate family of any such persons are not eligible to participate and win. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws,” or by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension, and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related.
4. Delivery Disclaimer.
The Company disclaims all liability for any delays, misdelivery, loss, or failure in the delivery of any item sent by mail, courier, express, electronic transmission, or other delivery method. The Company is not responsible for mechanical, technical, electronic, communications, telephone, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions or failures of any kind, including: failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed transmission of online entries, traffic congestion on telephone lines, the Internet or at any website or lost or unavailable network connections which may limit an online entrant's ability to participate in the Contest, and any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in the Contest. Entry forms in a register-to-win contest must be handwritten. No photocopies or mechanical reproductions of entry forms are permitted.
5. Publicity; Use of Personal Information.
By participating, where allowed by law, all participants and winner(s) grant the Company and Quinceanerasmagazine.com exclusive permission to use their names, characters, photographs, voices, video tapes and likenesses in connection with promotion of this and other contests and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use. By participating in the Contest, where allowed by law, participants agree that the Company may disclose personal information obtained from participants in the Contest to third parties and use such information for marketing and other purposes.
By participating in the Contest, each participant and winner waives any and all
claims of liability against the Company, its employees, The Walt Disney Company, Ashdon Brands, Quinceañera Magazine and its parents, affiliates, subsidiary and related companies, the Contest’s sponsors and their respective employees and agents, for any personal injury or loss which may occur from the conduct of, or participation in, the Contest, or from the use of any prize. In order to receive a prize, participants must sign an official waiver form provided by the Company and Quinceanerasmagazine.com.
Any valuation of the prize(s) stated above is based on available information provided to the Company, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prize(s) and paying any expenses associated with any prize which are not specifically provided for in the official rules. Each winner must provide the Company with valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded. Any person winning over $600 in prizes from the Company will receive an IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.
8. Conduct and Decisions.
By participating in the Contest, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of Company personnel. Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the Contest, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited. The Company will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the Contest and the Company’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If the conduct or outcome of the Contest is affected by human error, any mechanical and technical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of the Company, the Company reserves the right to terminate this Contest, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as the Company deems appropriate. All decisions will be made by the Company and are final. The Company may waive any of these rules in its sole discretion. ANY ATTEMPT BY A CONTESTANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY CIRCUMVENT, DISRUPT OR DAMAGE ORDINARY AND NORMAL OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST, TELEPHONE SYSTEMS OR WEBSITES, OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, COMPANY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Each winner must submit proof of eligibility and sign the Company’s release form to claim the prize. The Company may substitute prizes, amend the rules or discontinue the Contest at any time as announced on the Station(s). The Company and QuinceanerasMagazine.com disclaims any responsibility to notify participants of any aspect related to the conduct of the Contest. For a hard copy of the rules, or where required by law, a list of winners, visit the website www.QuinceanerasMagazine.com and print. All entries become the property of the Company and will not be returned.
10. Force Majeure.
The failure of either QuinceanerasMagazine.com or Sponsor to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism,
act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of either
(excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations) or other force majeure
event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.
11. Compliance with Law.
The conduct of the Contest is governed by the applicable laws of the United States of America, which take precedence over any rule to the contrary herein. Magazine shall follow the applicable laws for conducting contests, including notice to the state attorney general or consumer affairs office, posting of a prize bond, furnishing lists of winners, running specific on-air disclaimers, providing specific written information about the Contest, etc. as required by local and state law. I certify that I meet all of the eligibility requirements as stated in the terms of these contest rules and regulations. I certify that my true
name, address, age, social security number and phone numbers are listed below.
12. Promotions are open to US & Canada residents between the ages of 14-15, excluding employees of the Quinceañeras Magazine, Ashdon Brands and, or The Walt Disney Company, their families, agents and anyone involved in the administration of each promotion. The eligibility of any entrant is at the sole discretion of Quinceañeras Magazine. By entering the promotions, entrants hereby warrant that all information submitted by them is true, accurate and complete.