"Pork Inspiration Contest"
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ENTRY PERIOD: The Pork Inspiration Contest ("Contest") starts at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time("ET") on March 12, 2012 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on March 26, 2012 (the "Entry Period"). ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open to individuals who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia (excluding residents of Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland and Vermont), 21 years of age or older. Employees of the National Pork Board ("Sponsor"), Weber Shandwick, Cold Brew Labs, Inc. ("Cold Brew Labs") and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, and advertising and promotion agencies, and members of their immediate families (spouse, parents, children, siblings, and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household of each, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. Void in Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland and Vermont and Where prohibited by law. By participating, you agree to these Official Rules and to the decisions of the Sponsor and independent judges, which are final and binding in all respects. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Cold Brew Labs. By participating in this Contest, you understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Cold Brew Labs.
ENTRY: During the Entry Period, you can enter the Contest by following the directions provided below:
Step 1: After you become a Pinterest member, follow the directions provided at pinterest.com to create a Pork Inspiration Board (hereinafter "Board") on Pinterest and categorize the Board as "Food & Drink". Only one (1) Board per person and per email address is permitted. Food & Drink Boards created by any person or email address in excess of the stated limitation will be void and such entrants may be disqualified from this Contest.
Step 2: Pin five (5) inspiring meal ideas showcasing deliciously lean pork tenderloin. Two (2) photos must be from PorkBeInspired.com ("Pork Photos") and three (3) photos must be your original recipe photographs to your Board ("Original Photos").
Step 3: To receive one (1) entry into the Contest: - Leave a link to your Board in the comments section of the Pork Be Inspired "Pork Inspiration" Board with the comment saying "Contest Entry" (collectively, the "Entry").
All photos submitted must comply with the format and file size requirements specified on Pinterest.com. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or practices and Entries generated by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Limit one (1) Entry per person and per email address. Entries received from any person or email address in excess of the limitation will be void.
REQUIREMENTS OF ENTRIES: Entry may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:
- is sexually explicit or suggestive; unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; contains nudity;
- promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message;
- is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group;
- defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies;
- contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others (with the exception of the Pork Photos);
- contains any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses;
- contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media) (with the exception of the Pork Photos);
- contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead;
- contains look-alikes of celebrities or other public or private figures, living or dead;
- communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which Sponsor wishes to associate; and/or
- violates any law.
Entry (excluding the Pork Photos) must be the original work of the entrant, and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. By submitting an Entry, entrant warrants and represents that he/she consents to the submission and use of the Entry in the Contest and to its use as otherwise set forth herein.
Sponsor grants to eligible entrants a limited, revocable, sub-licensable, license to use the Pork Photos provided at PorkBeInspired.com for the sole purpose of creating and submitting an Entry for review and assessment in this Contest and entrants may make no further use whatsoever of the Pork Photos or the Entry for any purpose whatsoever. In addition, entrant recognizes all of the right, title, and interest in the Pork Photos as well as all derivative works created using the Pork Photos (including the Entry) shall vest exclusively to the Sponsor, and entrant must not take and agrees not to take any action that might harm or adversely affect such rights. No right, title, or interest in and to the Pork Photos except for the limited license granted to entrant in these Official Rules is transferred or created.
By submitting an Entry, entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor may obtain many Entries under this Contest and/or other contests staged and/or sponsored by the Sponsor, and that such Entries may be similar or identical in theme, idea, format or other respects to others submitted under this Contest and/or other contests sponsored by the Sponsor or submitted for other reasons, and entrant waives any and all claims entrant may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future, that any Entry and/or other works accepted, reviewed and/or used by the Sponsor may be similar to his/her Entry.
By submitting an Entry, entrant hereby grants permission for the Entry to be posted on Pinterest.com or other Sponsor websites. Entrant agrees that Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for any unauthorized use of Entries by third parties. Released Parties do not guarantee the posting of any Entry.
USE OF ENTRIES: All entrants hereby agree that upon submission of their Entry, Sponsor shall have an unlimited, royalty-free, non-exclusive, transferrable, sub-licenseable, irrevocable license to reproduce, edit, copy, adapt, modify, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, transmit, and otherwise exploit the Entry, and that Sponsor shall have the right to publish the Entry in any media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, and use it in perpetuity, for any lawful purpose, including promotional purposes, without further compensation, notification or permission. By entering the Contest, entrant represents that entrant created the Board for his/her Entry into this Contest.
Sponsor may reasonably request. Sponsor reserves the right to request from any entrant additional documentation it reasonably believes is necessary to validate any Entry or award any prize. Each entrant agrees to sign any additional documentation which ?????????????????????????????
In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, the Entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the Entry and he/she must comply with these Official Rules. For the purposes of this Contest, the authorized account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such email account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such email account. Sponsor reserves the right to void any Entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Contest (and to disqualify all associated entrants).
Grand Prize (1): One (1) six-month gym membership (not to exceed $500 total) at a gym selected by winner (Sponsor will arrange membership directly with selected gym and reserves the right to modify the prize if the value exceeds $500), fifty (50) Five US Dollar ($5.00) pork coupons, one (1) water bottle and one (1) instant-read digital thermometer. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") $785.
First Prize (2): Thirty (30) Five US Dollar ($5.00) pork coupons, one (1) water bottle, one (1) pedometer and one (1) instant-read digital thermometer. ARV $200 each.
Coupons are subject to certain terms and conditions specified thereon. Prizes are awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Gym membership is subject to certain terms and conditions specified by gym. Exact gym is subject to Sponsor’s approval. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Winners are responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Round 1: A panel of qualified judges will select ten (10) finalists from among all eligible Entries received based equally on the following judging criteria: creativity, adherence to healthy lifestyle theme, positive representation of the pork brand message, composition and style of Board submitted (collectively, the "Judging Criteria"). The ten (10) Entries with the highest scores will be deemed the finalists, subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. In the event of a tie, a tie-breaking judge will re-judge the tied Entries based on the Judging Criteria to determine the finalist. Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than ten (10) finalists if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries. Eligible finalists will advance to Round 2.
Round 2: A panel of qualified judges will select three (3) potential winners from among all eligible Entries received based equally on the Judging Criteria. The Entry with the highest score will be deemed the Grand Prize winner, subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. The two (2) Entries with the highest scores will be deemed the First Prize winners, subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. In the event of a tie, a tie-breaking judge will re-judge the tied Entries based on the Judging Criteria to determine the winner. Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer three (3) winners if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified finalist Entries. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects. All prize awards are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Judges' and Sponsor's decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest. Potential winners will be notified by telephone, mail and/or email and may be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (unless prohibited by law) and any other documents required by Sponsor and/or prize supplier, which must be returned within thirty days of date appearing on prize notification. Return of prize or prize notification as undeliverable, failure to sign and return requested documentation within the specified time period, the inability of Sponsor to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period or noncompliance with these Official Rules by any potential winner will result in disqualification and, at Sponsor's sole discretion, the prize may be awarded to a runner-up.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating, each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Contest; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Weber Shandwick, Cold Brew Labs, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the foregoing (collectively, "Released Parties") from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or any Contest-related activity or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any awarded prize; and (c) to the use of his/her name, voice, performance, photograph, image, and/or likeness for programming, advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Sponsor and its designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so.
MISCELLANEOUS: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled Entries, photos or Boards; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of Entries, Boards or photos, the incorrect uploading and/or pinning of photos, the announcement of the prizes, or in any Contest-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Contest or website, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated Entries will be void. Should any portion of the Contest be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of Entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest and, if terminated, at its discretion select the potential winners from all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to action taken using the judging procedure outlined above. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
REQUEST FOR WINNERS' LIST: For the names of the winners (available after April 1, 2012) send a self-addressed, stamped, envelope by June 30, 2012 to: Pork Inspiration Contest Winners, National Pork Board, PO Box 9114, Des Moines, Iowa 50306.
SPONSOR: The National Pork Board, PO Box 9114, Des Moines, Iowa 50306.