1. Promotion Concept. Recognizing families in the Triangle area who have overcome extenuating circumstances and want to commemorate that experience with a holiday family portrait.
2. Promotion Period. The Promotion shall begin Monday, November 30, 2015 at 8am (EST) and end Friday, January 20, 2015 at 5pm (EST) (“Promotion Period”) unless otherwise extended or terminated by Administrator.
HOW to ENTER PROMOTION. During Promotion period, Participants enter the Promotion by submitting an essay (the “Entry”) stating why the family in your essay should win the holiday portrait contest. The essay should describe the circumstance(s) the family has overcome as well as detail how the portrait contest will be beneficial to the family. Entry should include your name, daytime phone number, email, and name of the person(s) you are nominating for Carolina Fashion Group’s Holiday Portrait Contest. Essay entries will be accepted via email:
1) info@CarolinaFashionGroup.com, Attn: Holiday Portrait Contest Entry. Participants are prohibited from nominating themselves.
SELECTION OF GRAND PRIZE WINNER(S).
Ten (10) Grand Prize Winners will be selected by CFG administrators from the pool of all eligible entries received during the November 30 toJanuary 20, 2015 timeframe. Entries will be selected based on content of their letter, originality and need, vetting through a phone interview, and suitability and appropriateness to the CFG purpose, based on the opinion of the CFG administrators, which is final.
Grand Prize(s). One family each will be awarded a 30-minute holiday portrait session valued at $250 with Cammel’s Photography (http://cammelsphotography.wix.com/cammelsphotography). We will have a make up artist, barber and hair stylist on site to do “minimal” touch ups to prepare your family for the session. You should come to the session dressed in the outfit you want to be photographed in. You should come to the session with hair and make up done as much as possible as time will be limited. You will choose 5 photos from the session to receive digitally. No printed photos will be provided. Winners are responsible for getting photos developed. CFG is not liable or responsible for developing photos. No individual portraits will be taken; only group photos will be taken. The date of the photo shoot is Sunday, January 30, 2015 from 2-5pm. NO EXCEPTIONS or alternate dates will be provided.
GENERAL PROMOTION RULES
PROMOTION CHANGES. CFG administrators reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the Promotion at its sole discretion at any time without notice.
ENTRY SUBMISSIONS. Once submitted, an entry cannot be deleted, canceled, or modified. Entries that are incomplete or illegible are void and will not be accepted for entry. All entries become the property of CFG administrators and will not be acknowledged or returned. Entrants attempting to use automated entry mechanisms or artifices will have their entries voided and may be disqualified from all promotions operated by Promotional Entities. Should there be any proprietary rights (e.g., copyrights, patents, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, etc.) in the information or content of the entry, Entrant represents that they either own the rights or have obtained the rights and are freely granting the Promotional Entities such rights in accordance with the “Use of Name and Likeness” paragraph.
REPRESENTATIONS and WARRANTIES. Each Participant represents and warrants as follows: (i) the Entry is the Participant’s own original, previously unpublished, and previously unproduced work; (ii) the Entry does not contain any computer virus (as applicable), is otherwise uncorrupted, is wholly original with Participant, and as of the date of entry, is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim; (iii) the Entry does not and will not violate or infringe upon the intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party; and (iv) the Entry does not and will not violate any applicable laws, and is not and will not be defamatory or libelous. Participant hereby agrees to indemnify and hold the Promotional Entities harmless from and against any and all third party claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses relating to or arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties, representations or agreements of entrant hereunder.
GENERAL ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS. This Promotion is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Unless otherwise defined in the Detailed Rules, this Promotion is offered and open only to legal U.S. residents of the Triangle NC area (Durham, Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill and Raleigh), eighteen (18) years of age or older. Promotion is void outside of the Triangle area and where prohibited by law. Only one (1) prize per household is allowed. Any prize won by the same individual, or by different individuals in the same household, beyond the first will be forfeited. “Household” shall include: (i) persons living at the same street address, either full or part time, whether or not such individuals are legally related and (ii) persons living at different street addresses that are related by birth or marriage. Employees, officers, directors and agents of the Promotional Entities; their immediate family members (spouse, domestic partner, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses), regardless of where they reside; and those living in their same households (whether or not related) are not eligible to enter.
OFFICIAL WINNER VALIDATION. In order for a potential winner to become an official winner, the CFG administrators must verify: (i) the entrant was eligible to enter, (ii) the potential winner was eligible to win the Promotion, and (iii) the potential winner completed and returned any required documentation (as specified under “General Requirements to be Official Winner”). Unless otherwise specified in the Promotion or the documentation package sent to the potential winner, documentation must be returned within 24 hours of receipt; otherwise, the potential winner is disqualified. Prize(s) will be awarded to potential winners only after validation, which shall be determined by CFG administrators, in its sole discretion and which shall be deemed final. A potential winner may decline a prize by notifying CFG administrators or by not returning the required documentation in the specified time. In the event any winner is found to be in violation of these Official Rules, they will be required to forfeit prize or to reimburse the Prize Provider for the stated value of a prize if such violation is found after the prize has been used by winner. Unless otherwise specified in the Promotion, should a potential winner not be validated, an alternate winner will not be selected.
MINORS. Should a minor be selected as a potential winner, the minor’s custodial parent shall instead be considered the potential winner and meet all the requirements to become an official winner.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS to be OFFICIAL WINNER. Potential winners may be required to complete, execute, and return a documentation package within 24 hours (or such period as specified in the Detailed Promotional Rules) sent to potential winners prior to the acceptance of the prize. Such documentation package may include an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release, a publicity release, an IRS Form W‑9, a non‑disclosure agreement, and such other documents as necessary. Some documents may require that the potential winner’s signature be notarized. Appropriate identification (including proof of U.S. residency) is required for all prizes. Failure to return complete and accurate documents in a timely manner, noncompliance with these Official Rules or return of a prize notification as non-deliverable, will result in forfeiture of the applicable prize.
No Warranties on Prizes: The Promotion Entities make no warranties, and hereby disclaim any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning any prize furnished in connection with the Promotion.WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, SUCH PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND THE PROMOTION ENTITIES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. RELEASES. All participants (entrants and winners), by participating in the Promotion, agree that Promotional Entities and the Intermediaries and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, independent contractors, salespeople, representatives and agents (collectively, the “Releasees”) are released from all liability whatsoever, and will be held harmless by participant, from and against and all claims, actions and/or liability for injuries, losses or damages of any kind to person, including without limitation, death and property, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize, participation in a Promotion-related activity, or participation in this Promotion. Participants acknowledge that Promotional Entities, nor Intermediaries, have neither made, nor are in any manner responsible for, any warranty, representation (including but not limited to, the correctness or accuracy of information posted on BlackAmericaWeb.com) or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Promotion.
USE OF NAME AND LIKENESS. By participating in this Promotion, participants (entrants and winners) consent to the Promotion Entities’ use of their name, portrait, picture or other likenesses, hometown, state of origin, information from their entry, and voice in any and all media now or hereafter known (including on CFG website and partners working on the Holiday Portrait Contest social media) for publicity, advertising and promotional purposes worldwide in perpetuity without additional compensation, notification or permission and without the right of review. Further, participants agree that Promotional Entities may contact entrants, winners, and their associates and disclose personal information obtained from them in this Promotion to affiliated entities and use this information for marketing and other purposes.
GRANT of RIGHTS. For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and legal sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, Participant hereby irrevocably grants the Promotional Entities, their successors and assigns, a non-exclusive license (but not the obligation) to reproduce, publicly perform, stream, exploit and otherwise use the Entry throughout the universe, in perpetuity, by means of any and all media and devices whether now known or hereafter devised. The Promotional Entities shall have the right, in their sole discretion, to edit, composite, morph, scan, duplicate, or alter the Entry for any purpose which the Promotional Entities deem necessary or desirable, and Participant irrevocably waives any and all so-called moral rights they may have therein. The Promotional Entities shall have the right to freely assign its rights hereunder, in whole or in part, to any person or entity. Promotional Entities shall retain the rights granted in the Entry even if the Entry is disqualified. If Promotional Entities shall desire to secure additional assignments, certificates of engagement for the Entry or other documents as Promotional Entties may reasonably require in order to effectuate the purposes and intents of these Official Rules, then Participant agrees to sign the same upon Promotional Entities’ request therefor.
LIMITS OF LIABILITY. Releasees assume no responsibility and disclaims all liability for any lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, delayed, mis-delivered or undelivered item sent by mail, courier, express, electronic transmission, or other delivery method. Lost prize confirmations will not be resent. The Releasees are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by any of the equipment associated with or utilized in the Promotion, and the Releasees assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, defect, failure, malfunction or delay in operation or transmission or any problems or issues related to the Internet related to the Promotion, or for any damage to participant’s or any third party’s phone lines, telephone systems wireless phone/handset or other device, problem or issues with cellular equipment towers, telephone systems or wireless services, Internet or for theft or destruction, tampering, or unauthorized access to entry information, or for entries, submissions which are late, delayed, misdirected, inaccurate, incomplete or, inaudible, disconnected (or any combination thereof) or in any other media for form, print or otherwise, or for preemption or cancellation of radio program, errors related to technical, network, typographical, Internet nomination, human or other errors or problems relating to or in connection with Promotion, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the acceptance of the nomination forms, the announcement of prizes or in any Promotion‑related materials. If, for any reason, the Promotion is not capable of running as planned by reason of tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Administrator, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion, Administrator reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion (or any portion thereof). Any attempt to defraud Promotional Entities, in any way, will result in disqualification of participant, and such participant will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASEES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION.
NATURE of RELATIONSHIP and WAIVER of INJUNCTIVE RELIEF. Participant hereby acknowledges and agrees that the relationship between the Participant and the Promotional Entities is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship, and that the Participant’s decision to provide the Entry to the Promotional Entities for purposes of the Promotion does not place the Promotional Entities in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements of the Entry. Participant understands and acknowledges that the Promotional Entities have wide access to ideas, stories, designs, and other literary materials, and that new ideas are constantly being submitted to it or being developed by their own employees. Participant also acknowledges that many ideas or stories may be competitive with, similar or identical to the Entry and/or each other in theme, idea, plot, format or other respects. Participant acknowledges and agrees that such Participant will not be entitled to any compensation as a result of any Promotional Entity’s use of any such similar or identical material. Participant acknowledges and agrees that the Promotional Entities do not now and shall not have in the future any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of the copyright in and to the Entry. Finally, Participant acknowledges that, with respect to any claim by Participant relating to or arising out of a Promotional Entity’s actual or alleged exploitation or use of any Entry or other material submitted in connection with the Promotion, the damage, if any, thereby caused to the Participant will not be irreparable or otherwise sufficient to entitle Participant to seek injunctive or other equitable relief or in any way enjoin the production, distribution, exhibition or other exploitation of the Entry or any other production based on or allegedly based on the Entry, and Participant’s rights and remedies in any such event shall be strictly limited to the right to recover damages, if any, in an action at law.
TRADEMARKS AND SERVICE MARKS. Any trademarks used in this Promotion are the property of the respective trademark owners and are used for identification purposes only.
OTHER RULES AND CONDITIONS. Unless otherwise specifically noted, all times in these rules refer to Eastern Standard Time. All headings contained in these Rules are for reference purposes only and shall not be deemed to limit, cover, or in any way affect the scope or meaning of these Official Rules or any part thereof.
GOVERNING LAW AND VENUE. All participants (entrants and winners) agree to: (a) be bound by these Official Rules; (b) acknowledge that they agree that the laws of the State of North Carolina shall govern this Promotion, without respect to the Conflict of Law Doctrines; and (c) submit any disputes or conflicts to the courts of competent jurisdiction in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina.