Full Sail University: How I Create Contest Official Rules

No purchase necessary to enter or win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning.  Winners will be chosen based on online voting. This is not a game of chance.

ELIGIBILITY: You must be a legal U.S. resident 18 years of age or older physically residing in the 50 United States (includes DC) to enter or win. You must also be a currently enrolled Full Sail University student or graduate to enter or win. Employees of Full Sail University (the “Sponsor”) or its affiliates, sales representatives, agencies, dealers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and promotional and other vendor agencies involved in the promotion, and the immediate family (parent, spouse, sibling, child, grandparent, grandchild) and household members of all such employees, are NOT eligible. Promotion is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

HOW TO ENTER: Complete all of the required fields on the How I Create contest website at fullsailblog.com/howicreate. Entries must be submitted between September 1st, 2015 and October 27th, 2015 to be considered. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, corrupted, or misdirected entries. The information you provide will be used consistent with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

ENTRY CRITERIA. Entry must be entrant’s original creation and may not include copyrighted, trademarked, patented or previously published material. Entry requiring license or usage rights from any third party is not eligible. Entry may not display any trademarked or copyrighted brand names/logos, except those of Sponsor’s brands. Entry may depict entrant only; no other person may be depicted. Entry cannot defame or invade the rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any third party’s personal, proprietary or intellectual rights. Entry cannot contain illegal or unlawful material, and must not promote bigotry, racism, harm or discrimination. Entry must be consistent with Sponsor’s reputation in the marketplace and must be suitable for audiences of all ages. Entries which, in Sponsor’s or judges’ sole discretion, contain any type of vulgarity or objectionable content will be disqualified. Entries that do not meet these stated criteria, or entries that (in Sponsor’s or judges’ sole discretion) may technically meet the stated criteria but do not reflect the intent and the spirit of the contest, are not eligible.

Entry constitutes entrant’s certification that she or he (i) is the owner of the entry, (ii) is able and authorized to submit it, and (iii) has received the consent of anyone pictured.

By submitting entry, entrant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, sales representatives, agencies, retailers, wholesalers, distributors and promotional and other vendor agencies involved in this contest from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorney fees) and liabilities (including settlements), resulting from or relating to entrant’s submission, or any information supplied or represented to Sponsor by entrant.

PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES:

Airfare to New York City

Hotel accommodations for two nights in a hotel of Sponsor’s choice

Meals and transportation while in New York City

2 prizes to be awarded in all, total Approximate Retail Value (ARV): $2500 each

Taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution or cash equivalent is allowed except in Sponsor’s sole discretion. For prizes $600 or more in value, winner’s social security number or taxpayer i.d. will be required in order to issue a Form 1099-MISC showing prize ARV as income to winner. Prize consists only of items specifically listed as part of the prize. All costs and expenses not specified herein, related to any prize, including but not limited to delivery, installation, service activation fees and other expenses incurred by accepting the prize, are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Prizes will be fulfilled four to six weeks after selection of winners.

SELECTION OF THE WINNERS: 10 finalists will be chosen by judges selected by the Sponsor based on overall quality, creativity, and content, from among all eligible entries received. These 10 finalists will then be presented to Sponsor’s community for voting, to take place at fullsailblog.com/howicreate. Voting will open on November 2, 2015. Voting will close at 11:59 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time on November 13, 2015, at which point the highest voted student entry and highest rated graduate entry will be identified as the contest winners, subject to verification and validation. Odds of winning depend on the number and quality of entries received. Winners will be notified by e-mail at the e-mail address provided in the entry form, and will be required to respond within five days, or the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be chosen. Affidavit of eligibility, prize acceptance form, tax information, publicity release, and/or mutually acceptable liability releases may be required and, if so, must be returned within reasonable specified time or prize will be forfeited and alternate winner chosen.

Entrants are encouraged to use social media or comparable means to direct potential voters to the voting website and select their entries. However, in no circumstance may compensation be offered or suggested. By way of example, but without limitation, you may: post announcements and voting links for your entry on a personal or public blog or website or personal media page; send tweets, etc.; but you may not participate in “vote-swaps,” offer cash, run a sweepstakes or contest for voters, pay for votes, or use any similar means. Multiple votes generated from a single or suspect source will be disqualified. In the event of questions about a specific vote-getting method, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant, without notice, who may use a means that Sponsor determines is inconsistent with the tended play of the Contest.

The winners will be disclosed at fullsailblog.com/howicreate.

PUBLICITY RELEASE. Except where prohibited, acceptance of a prize constitutes winners’ consent that his or her name, likeness, voice and/or biographical data may be used for advertising and promotional purposes without limitation and without additional notice, compensation, or consent. Submission of content to be posted online constitutes permission for same.

RELEASE: By entering, entrant agrees to accept and abide by the rules of this contest and agrees that any dispute with regard to the conduct of this contest, rule interpretation or award of prize shall be submitted to Sponsor, whose decision shall be binding and final. By participating, entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Facebook, participating dealers and retailers, affiliates, sales representatives, distributors and promotional and other vendor agencies, their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, service agencies, independent contractors, and the officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives of any of the above organizations from any injury, loss or damage to person, including death, or property due in-whole or in-part, directly or indirectly, to the acceptance or use/misuse of a prize, participation in any contest-related activity, or participation in the contest.

Sponsor has the right but not the obligation to post any submission for worldwide viewing on the internet. Submission cannot defame or invade the rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any third party’s personal, proprietary or intellectual rights. Submission cannot contain illegal or unlawful material, and must not promote bigotry, racism, harm or discrimination. Submission must be consistent with Sponsor’s reputation in the marketplace and must be suitable for audiences of all ages. Submissions which, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, contain any type of vulgarity or objectionable content will not be posted. Submissions that do not meet these stated criteria, or entries that, in Sponsor’s discretion, may technically meet the stated criteria but do not reflect the intent and the spirit of the contest, will not be posted.

 

Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of this offer, administration of the contest or in the announcement of prizes, including erroneous appearance of qualification for a prize, and under no circumstances will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded. If for any reason Sponsor is prevented from continuing with this contest , or the integrity and/or feasibility of the contest is severely undermined by any event including but not limited to fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or activity, or any federal, state or local government law, order or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the contest without further obligation. If Sponsor in its discretion elects to so abbreviate the contest , Sponsor reserves the right, but not the obligation, to award the prize from among all eligible entries received to date. All entries are the property of Sponsor and are not returnable.

This promotion is intended for viewing in the United States only and shall be construed and evaluated only according to United States law. Do not enter this promotion if you are not located in the United States. The use of any automated devices in connection with this promotion is prohibited. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for computer system, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections, whether human, technical or otherwise in nature. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this promotion should virus, bugs or other causes beyond its control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of this promotion. Sponsor is not responsible for any injury or damage to any person’s computer or related equipment resulting from or relating to participation in this promotion or downloading any material related to this promotion. Entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. In the event of a dispute, the potential winner may be required to provide proof that he or she is the authorized holder of the identified e-mail account.

Sponsored by Full Sail University, 3300 University Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792.