THE AMERICAN QUILTER’S SOCIETY COLORING AND DESIGN CONTEST
- HOW TO ENTER: THE AMERICAN QUILTER’S SOCIETY COLORING AND DESIGN CONTEST (the “Contest”): Beginning June 15, 2019, at 12:01 AM (ET) through August 31, 2019, at 11:59 PM (ET) (the “Entry Period”). All entries must include your name, address, telephone number, email address, and your completed colored-in cake that appears in the June/July 2019 issue of American Quilter Magazine. Entries must be mailed to: American Quilter’s Society, Attn: Coloring Contest, PO Box 3290, Paducah, Kentucky 42002. All entries must be received by August 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM (ET).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING
In the event the Sponsor does not receive a sufficient number of eligible entries, the Sponsor has the right to cancel the Contest. By participating in the Contest, entrant 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 contest. The decision of the Sponsor and judges is final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest.
- Prizes & Approximate Retail Value: One (1) Grand Prize Winner and Three (3) Runners Up will be selected on or before September 12, 2019, at 11:59 PM (ET) by Mauro Castano of Carlos Bakery (“Judge”) whose decision is final based on the following criteria: Originality (50%) and Creativity (50%). One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive round trip airfare and one night lodging accommodations for a trip to Carlo’s Bakery for a cake decorating lesson with Mauro Castano, a Vera Bradley Travel Bag, and Siesta Silver Jewelry (total grand prize ARV: $1,800). Three (3) Runners-Up will each receive a $50 gift certificate for ShopAQS.com (ARV: $50; total ARV of runners-up prizes: $150). Total ARV of all prizes awarded: $1,950. Any difference between the stated ARV and the actual value of the prize will not be awarded in any form. Please allow a minimum of thirty (30) days from date of notification for delivery of prizes. Entrants acknowledge that the Winners may be asked to provide a recent photograph of themselves to be featured in an upcoming issue of American Quilter Magazine, on AmericanQuilter.com website, and in email communications.
- WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winners will be notified within three (3) weeks of the last day of the Contest, via e-mail, and/or at Sponsor’s discretion, via phone or postal mail. In the event the Winners do not respond to Sponsor’s notification or does not accept the prize within five (5) business days of notification, the prize will be deemed forfeited and alternate Winners will be selected. In the event that any one or more potential Winners fail to respond as stated above, declines the prize or fails to provide signed affidavits or releases, such Winners will be deemed to forfeit the prize and Sponsor will select alternate Winners from the remaining eligible entrants. If any alternate similarly fails to respond or declines the prize, Sponsor will use a reasonable number of attempts, in its discretion, to award the prizes to another alternate but if it is unable to do so, the prizes will be finally forfeited and Sponsor shall have no further liability in connection with this Contest.
List of Winners: To learn the names of the winners, go to www.AmericanQuilter.com or send a separate self-addressed, stamped envelope to American Quilter’s Society, CAKE COLORING AND DESIGN CONTEST, July/August 2019 Winners’ List, American Quilter’s Society, PO Box 3290, Paducah, KY 42002-3290 within two (2) months from the Winner notification date as specified above. Requests received after November 30, 2019, will not be honored.
- ENTRIES: Limit one (1) entry per person for Contest. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified. Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt. If applicable, lost, late, misdirected, or incomplete or entry forms that have been tampered with will be disqualified.
- ELIGIBILITY: This Contest is open only to legal residents of the contiguous United States and its territories, possessions, and commonwealths (excluding Puerto Rico) who are 18 years of age or older. Void in Puerto Rico and Rhode Island and where prohibited by law. Employees of Sponsor, its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, independent judging organizations, and prize suppliers (and members of their immediate family and/or those living in the same of household of each such employee) are not eligible.
- CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: Expenses not specifically included in prize description and all taxes are the sole responsibility of Winners. Each prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either expressed or implied outside of manufacturer’s limited warranty. No transfer, assignment, or substitution of a prize permitted, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize for an item of equal or greater value in the event an advertised prize is unavailable. Winners are required to comply with any and all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations. All federal, state and local taxes, and any other costs not specifically provided for in these Official Rules are solely the Winners’ responsibility. If the actual retail value of any Winner’s prize is $600 or more, the Winner must complete a W9 form and supply Sponsor with his/her social security number for tax purposes. An IRS Form 1099 will be issued in the name of the Winner for the actual value of the prizes received. Sponsor shall have no responsibility or obligation to the Winners or potential Winners who are unable or unavailable to accept or utilize prizes as described herein. Entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Contest. Winners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and where legally permissible a Publicity Release within seven (7) days following the date of first attempted notification. Failure to comply with this deadline may result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of alternate Winners. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and the selection of alternate Winners. Winners hereby further agree to sign any documents necessary to transfer copyright of the entry to Sponsor within seven (7) days following the date of first attempted notification. By entering, Entrant grants permission for Sponsor, and any of its affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, the independent judging organization and prize suppliers to use the entrant’s submission (including an altered form of the entry) for editorial, advertising, and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. If images are being submitted to Sponsor as a requirement for entry, Entrants agree that they have all rights to use the images submitted and to allow Sponsor, any of its affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, the independent judging organization and prize suppliers to reuse any of the images, without any liability, for editorial, advertising, and promotional purposes. Additionally, acceptance of the prize by Winners constitutes permission for Sponsor and any affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, the independent judging organization and prize suppliers to use Winner’s name and/or likeness and biographical material for editorial, advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. By accepting prize, Winners agree to hold Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representative agents, successors, assigns, officers, directors, and employees harmless for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Contest or acceptance or use of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any printing, typographical, mechanical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the prize.
- INTERNET/ MOBILE: Sponsor is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor or presenter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any Website, or via the mobile phone or any combination thereof. If for any reason the Internet or mobile phone portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received as of the termination date. Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Contest if it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair playing practices or intending to abuse, threaten or harass other entrants. Caution: Any attempt by a participant to deliberately damage any Website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such participant to the fullest extent of the law.
- DISPUTES/CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in Kentucky; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys’ fees; (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation lost profits may be awarded (collectively, “Special Damages”); and (4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. This Contest is governed by Kentucky law. The venue of any legal action or lawsuit relating to this Contest shall be in a court located in McCracken County, Kentucky, or the US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, Paducah division.
- SPONSOR: Schroeder Publishing Company, Inc., d/b/a American Quilter’s Society, PO Box 3290, Paducah, KY 42002-3290.