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Furr-ocious Fashion Face Off Official Contest Rules

THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS OFFERED IN THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (“D.C.”). VOID ELSEWHERE AND WHEREVER PROHIBITED. DO NOT ENTER THIS CONTEST IF YOU ARE NOT A LEGAL RESIDENT OF AND CURRENTLY RESIDING IN ONE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR D.C. THIS CONTEST IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, OR TWITTER.

ENTER THE CATCON FURR-OCIOUS FASHION FACE OFF CONTEST FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A $500 GIFT CARD GRAND PRIZE, AND OTHER PRIZES.

Sponsored by CatCon, a division of Ticket Out, Inc. (herein “Sponsor”)

 

HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST:

Entry into the CatCon, Furr-ocious Fashion Face Off Contest (herein the “Contest”) begins at 9:00:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) on August 4, 2018 and ends at approximately 3:00:00 p.m. PT on August 4, 2018 (the “Contest Period”).

  1. Sign up to participate at the Information Desk at the entrance to CatCon Saturday, August 4, 2018 between 9:00:00 a.m. and 12:00:00 p.m. Pacific Time (“PT”). PLEASE NOTE: Participation in this Contest is subject to, and all entrants must comply with, these Official Rules.
  2. Entrants must be dressed and ready to walk in the Fashion Show (no cats or other animals will be permitted as part of your Fashion Show entry; any entrant that brings an animal will be disqualified and asked to leave the premises).
  3. Entrants must be individual entrants – no group entries will be allowed.
  4. Entrants under 18 must be accompanied by adult, and adult must provide permission to participate.
  5. Entrants (or their parent or guardian) will be asked to complete a publicity release prior to participating, as they will be filmed and/or photographed on stage.
  6. Entrant will have three (3) minutes to walk the stage and must answer questions about their outfit posed by the emcee (e.g., What does your cat think about your costume?, What was your inspiration for this costume?).

 

JUDGING: During the Fashion Show eligible entries will be judged the Event judges (“Panel of Judges”) and audience members in attendance at the Fashion Show (the Contest is entirely skill-based and does not contain any element based on chance, the audience participation is for entertainment purposes only). The Judge Panel will judge each Finalist according to the following criteria: 50% for costume creativity, 40% for costume originality, and 10% for best answers to the questions posed during the Fashion Show. One (1) Grand Prize Winner, one (1) First Place Winner, one (1) Second Place Winner and seven (7) Runner Up Winners will be chosen. The decisions of the Judge Panel and the sponsor will be final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest.

 

By entering the Contest, entrants will be automatically opted-in to Sponsor’s email list to receive email announcements and special offers from Sponsor, but will always have the opportunity to opt-out of emails. Except with respect to sponsor trademarks, your entry may not include any intellectual property of third parties, including copyrighted material and third-party trademarks. Entries must be suitable for photographs, video and publication in the opinion of the sponsor. ANY ENTRY CONTAINING COMMERCIAL OR SPONSORED MESSAGING, DANGEROUS, HATEFUL, LIBELOUS, OBSCENE, INDECENT, VIOLENT, SEXUALLY EXPLICIT, DISCRIMINATORY OR OTHER MORALLY OR LEGALLY OBJECTIONABLE DEPICTIONS OR MATERIAL, IN THE OPINION OF THE JUDGE PANEL OR THE SPONSOR, WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION OF THE CORRESPONDING ENTRY AND DISQUALIFICATION OF THE ENTRANT WHO SUBMITTED IT. Entries must be the sole and original creation of the entrants who submit them; may not have won previous contests or awards; and must not infringe upon any other person’s rights. The right to submit or use an entry must not be restricted in any way.

 

Entrant agrees that Sponsor shall not have any liability to entrant for any direct, indirect, contributory, vicarious, secondary or other infringement or protection of any copyright in or to entrant’s costume. Sponsor have the right to photograph and videotape all entrants, and all photos and videos may be posted on Sponsor’s websites and Platforms, including, but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, at Sponsor’s sole discretion. By participating, entrant hereby grants permission for the photo and video to be posted on Sponsor’s Platforms, or other Sponsor websites, or on any other media now or hereafter known and otherwise used by Sponsor in accordance with the grant of rights set forth above. Entrant agrees that Sponsor and Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter are not responsible for any unauthorized use of the photo by third parties. Sponsor do not guarantee the posting of any photo or video and may cease display of any photo or video for any reason at any time.

 

ELIGIBILITY: This Contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia. Entrants must be individual entrants only – no group entries permitted. Entrants must also be able to attend and participate in the Fashion Show at the Event, at the Pasadena Convention Center, on Saturday, August 4, 2018 between the hours of 12:00:00 p.m. PT and approximately 3:00:00 p.m. PT. Employees of Sponsor, their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and all other service agencies involved with the design, execution or fulfillment of this Contest, and members of the immediate families (defined for these purposes as including spouse, parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, and each of their respective spouses) or households (whether related or not) of any of the above are NOT eligible to participate.

 

PRIZES: Sponsor will award the following: (1) one (1) Grand Prize consisting of a $500 gift card; (2) one (1) First Place prize consisting of a  $250 gift card; (3) one (1) Second Place prize consisting of a $100 gift card; and (4) the remaining seven (7) Runner Up winners shall each receive a  $25 gift card. Total ARV of all prizes to be awarded in this Contest is $1,025.00.

Entrants  are solely responsible for any and all costs associated with their attendance at the Event, their participation in the Fashion Show, and those costs not specifically described as part of the prize, including, but not limited to, transportation to and from Los Angeles, CA, meals, lodging, incidentals, transportation in and around Los Angeles, CA, airline or other transportation tickets, airline or other baggage and other fees, surcharges, personal charges at lodging and any other expenses.

The stated ARV of the Prize is based on available information provided to Sponsor. The Prize winners will be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and for any other fees or costs associated with the Prize they receive. Prizes are not transferable. No cash redemptions or other prize substitutions permitted except by Sponsor, who may substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. All prizes will be awarded provided they are properly claimed in accordance with these Official Rules and a sufficient number of eligible entries is received. If, for whatever reason, the Contest, the Event, the Fashion Show or any portion of it is canceled or changed, Sponsor shall be relieved of fulfillment of that component of the prize and no cash will be offered in lieu thereof.

 

GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS: The potential winners may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability release and, except where prohibited, a publicity release, or prize may be forfeited and an alternate potential winner may be selected on the basis of the criteria stated herein. Winners are solely responsible for any local, state, or federal income taxes on prizes. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.  Sponsor anticipates approximately 50 entrants.

If for any reason this Contest is not capable of running as planned by any cause which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Contest and determine winners, based on the criteria stated herein, from eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time such action was taken, or as otherwise deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor.

 

DISPUTES:  By entering, entrants agree that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights, and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with this Contest or the Event, will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. Sponsor reserves the right to take such action as they  deem necessary to enforce these Official Rules and ensure the fair operation of this Contest, including without limitation barring entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules. Any and all claims or disputes related to, in connection with, or arising out of, in any way, whether directly or indirectly, this Contest or the relationship of the parties, will be resolved solely through a confidential, private, and binding arbitration under the rules of the ADR Services, Inc. (“ADR”) in Los Angeles, California.  The parties agree that the inclusion of a person or entity that is not a party hereto, does not in any way fall outside the scope of this arbitration provision and it is the parties intent that all claims and disputes (including those involving non-signatories) be submitted to confidential, private, and binding arbitration before the ADR. The parties waive their rights to a jury trial and to appeal. The arbitrability of this provision shall be solely determined by ADR. In the event that any party seeks relief hereunder in any venue other than through the ADR (including, but not limited to, federal or state court), other than as otherwise expressly set forth herein, then the complaining party shall pay all of the costs, fees (including attorneys’ fees), and expenses of the responding party, including but not limited to any fees related to responding party filing a demand for arbitration in relation to complaining party’s breach.  The parties also agree to look solely to the parties hereto to satisfy any debt or obligation hereunder, and further waive any and all claims each party may have against the other party’s shareholders, officers, directors, members, managers, representatives, employees, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, parent entities, and the family members of any of the above. Except where prohibited, as a condition of participating in this Contest, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, the prize awarded, or the determination of the winner shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will an entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses, and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

 

PUBLICITY: Acceptance of a prize will constitute and signify the Entrants’ and Winner’s agreement and consent to the Sponsor and/or the Sponsor’s assignees’ use of the winner’s Entry, winner’s name, biographical information, photograph, likeness, statements and/or prize information for promotional purposes in commerce and in all media worldwide now known or hereinafter developed without limitation and without notice or further compensation. Entry further constitutes the entrant’s (with his/her her parent’s or guardian’s consent, if applicable) assignment and transfer to the Sponsor of any and all rights, title, and interest in and to the entry, including, without limitation, all intellectual property rights.

 

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY, DISCLAIMER AND RELEASE: By entering this Contest, all entrants agree that: (1) Sponsor, their parent companies, affiliated or subsidiary companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agents; and (2) Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages to persons or property of any kind (including, but not limited to death) caused by or in connection with any prize or resulting from participation in this Contest or from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize or participation in any prize-related activity, use by Sponsor of the entry in any manner, or by entrant’s presence at or participation in CatCon 2018. Sponsor reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds may be tampering with the entry process or operation of this Contest, or may be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to threaten, abuse, or harass any other person. Any attempt to deliberately damage any to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest may be unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsor or their agents.

 

The winners agree to accept the prize “as is”, and entrants hereby acknowledge that Sponsor have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize, including, without limitation, to the prize’s quality, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or express warranties (if any) provided exclusively by a supplier that are sent along with the prize. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes.

WINNER INFORMATION: For the name of the prize winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: CatCon, Furrocious Fashion Face Off Contest, c/o Ticket Out Incorporated, PO BOX 341586, 3751 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90034  Requests must be received by no later than sixty (60) days after the close of the Contest Period. The winner list will be sent after the winners have been verified.

Sponsor: CatCon, a division of Ticket-Out, Inc. PO BOX 341586, 3751 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90034

PRIVACY: Entries are treated pursuant to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. See our Privacy Policy at: http://catconworldwide.com/privacy/.