Midnight Groove, LLC Male/Female Photo of the Month Contest Rules & Regulations
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The Contest is open to all legal male and female residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are between the ages of 18 and 99. Employees and immediate family members of Midnight Groove, LLC and their affiliates, parents, subsidiaries and agents are not eligible. Models who already have an agency representation cannot participate in the contest, except if this agency is defined as a mother agency. Individuals who have appeared or are scheduled to appear in national television programs, movies or national advertising campaigns, including print advertisements or featured editorial appearances in national magazines, and/or in national television commercials are not eligible. Individuals who have previously won a national magazine or agency modeling contest or are currently finalists in the same are not eligible. Anyone chosen as one of the ten national finalists will agree to withdraw from any other national modeling contests and agree not to enter any other national modeling contest from the time the national finalists are announced until December 31, 2010. The contest is open only to aspiring models that do not have major agency representation. Only one entry per person is authorized, contestants entering more than once for the contest will be automatically disqualified.
2. CONTEST PERIOD
Contest period begins on May 1, 2010 at 12 AM Eastern Time (ET) and ends on May 25th, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. ET Midnight Groove, LLC.com reserves the right to terminate the contest by giving notice deemed appropriate by Midnight Grove, LLC during the first day of any week during the length of the contest, in which case the contest will terminate on the last day of the week during which the termination was announced.
Individuals can only apply online. To enter, become a Midnight Groove, LLC member or fill out the non-members application (only one per person) No group shots will be considered. Please use no or very light Makeup. Entries that are incomplete, illegible or otherwise not in compliance with these official rules will be disqualified. To enter, your computer must accept cookies, or any successor or similar technology (now known or hereafter devised or discovered) which may be used by Midnight Groove, LLC for the purpose of entry tracking. No responsibility is assumed for any computer, telephone, cable, network, satellite, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections, availability or garbled or jumbled transmissions or service provider/Internet/web site/use net accessibility or availability, traffic congestion or unauthorized human intervention. No entry fee is required and no purchase is necessary to enter or win the contest.
4. WINNERS SELECTION
All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Entries will be judged by Midnight Groove, LLC editorial department to determine approximately 400 semifinalists: approximately 200 male and approximately 200 female. The semifinalists' entries will be judged by the contest jury; 10 finalists, five male and five female, including two grand-prize winners will be chosen. All entries will be judged equally on the Contestants will be judged equally on the overall poise, grace, beauty and attractiveness of these photographs. Participants agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges, which are final. The semi finalists and finalists will be announced on Midnight Groove, LLC. Winners will be notified at the email address they indicated when entering the contest.
The two winners, one male and one female will each win a One Hundred Dollar cash prize per contestant and win a gift bag containing gift items from MAC Cosmetics and Kenneth Cole. The approximate retail value of the bag will be around $120. All liability for federal, state, local and other taxes imposed on prizes is the sole responsibility of the winners. Midnight Groove, LLC reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. There will be no substitution of prizes by prizewinners. Prizes may not be redeemed for cash value. Prizes are nontransferable. All prizes will be awarded, provided a sufficient number of qualifying entries are received. No warranties are made with respect to prizes.
6. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY; RIGHTS OF USE; MISCELLANEOUS
All semifinalists and their parents/legal guardians (if finalist is a minor in her state of residence) will be required to sign, notarize and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release within 14 days of notification and prior to awarding the prizes. In the event that a properly completed Affidavit and Release are not returned within 14 days of notification, or notification is returned as undeliverable, semifinalist will be disqualified and an alternate semifinalist will be selected. Trip must be taken on dates specified by Midnight Groove, LLC. In the event that the finalists cannot take the photo shot on dates specified, he or she will be disqualified and an alternate finalist will be selected.
Midnight Groove, LLC and all parties acting in concert with Midnight Groove, LLC have all legal rights in the submitted entry, including but not limited to all trademark, copyright, patent or other intellectual property rights. Submission of an entry expressly gives Midnight Groove, LLC and all parties acting in concert with Midnight Groove, LLC the right to modify, edit, publish or otherwise change or exploit the images contained in the materials in any manner whatsoever. Acceptance of a prize constitutes winners' permission to use their names, cities and states of residences, and likeness', and to be photographed for advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation except where prohibited by law. All entrants release Midnight Groove, LLC and all parties acting in concert with Midnight Groove, LLC and their respective affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees and all other entities associated with the development and execution of this contest from any and all liability from injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from participation in this promotion and/or from acceptance, possession or use of any prize. Contestants, finalists and winner agree to adhere to the rules of this contest Entries and other submitted material become the property of Midnight Groove, LLC and will not be acknowledged or returned. Midnight Groove, LLC and those working for Midnight Groove, LLC or on the behalf of Midnight Groove, LLC, will not be responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, or postage due mail or e-mail and for Internet, computer hardware and software, phone, and other technical errors, malfunctions, and delays. In the event of a dispute concerning who submitted an e-mail entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized holder of the e-mail account from which the entry is made. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person to whom an amyl address is assigned by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) responsible for assigning amyl addresses for the domain associated with the submitted amyl address. Copies of these Official Rules may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Midnight Groove, LLC Male/Female Model of the Month Contest, Attn: Station Manager 6368 Coventry Way Clinton, MD 20735 (WA and VT residents may omit return postage.) Requests for Official Rules must be received by May 30th, 2010. All times and dates in these Official Rules are Eastern Standard Time.
Midnight Groove, LLC reserves its right in its sole discretion to modify or cancel all or any portions of the Contest because of technical errors or malfunctions, viruses, hackers, or for other reasons that corrupt the Contest in any manner. Midnight Groove, LLC also reserve the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entrant who fails to comply with these Official Rules, who attempts to enter the Contest in any manner or through any means other than as described in these Official Rules, or who attempts to disrupt the Contest or to circumvent any of these Official Rules.
By entering, entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges and these Official Rules and to comply with all federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations. All federal, state, provincial and local taxes are each winner's sole responsibility. The prizes will be awarded. No prize substitutions, transfers, or cash alternatives permitted except Midnight Groove, LLC reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value at Midnight Groove, LLC discretion. By entering, each winner accepts all of the conditions, restrictions, requirements, and/or regulations required by Midnight Groove, LLC and also agree to accept delivery of prize. Unless otherwise prohibited by law, acceptance of the prize constitutes permission to use winner's name, picture, likeness, address (city and state), and biographical information for advertising and publicity purposes for Midnight Groove, LLC and for this and/or similar promotions, without compensation. Entrants agree to release and hold harmless Midnight Groove, LLC, their affiliates and subsidiaries, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, successors, and assigns, from any damage, injury, death, loss, or other liability that may arise from entrant's participation in the Contest or the awarding, acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize. All entrants agree that United States law shall apply exclusively to the Contest and that any dispute with respect to the Contest shall be resolved in either the federal or state courts located in the State of Maryland.
To obtain a list of prize winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Midnight Groove, LLC Male/Female Model of the Month Contest, 6368 Coventry Way Clinton, MD 20735. All winners' names will be posted on the http://www.midntgrv.com website for thirty (30) days. This contest is void in Quebec and where prohibited or otherwise restricted.