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Bridal Faceoff Contest Rules

Jun 04, 2012 03:00AM ● By Anonymous

Please read complete contest rules before entering.

1.    All entries become property of What’s Up? Publishing, which reserves the right for future editorial usage.
2.    If submitting professional photographs, the bride/groom agrees she/he owns the copyright to the photos or has written permission from the copyright owner.
3.   Employees and family of What’s Up? Media (and TBD) are not eligible to win.
The What’s Up? Weddings Bridal Faceoff entry period commences at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on May 15th, 2012 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on June 22nd, 2012. Faceoff is sponsored by Julie St. Marie Catering and Event Coordination and What’s Up? Media, 929 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.
This Faceoff is open to any legal resident of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, 18 years or older as of date of entry.  Employees of the Sponsor; any promotional companies or advertising agencies participating in the Faceoff and employees of their respective subsidiaries and affiliates; any persons involved in the creation, development, or implementation of this Faceoff; and any other persons or entities directly associated with this Faceoff and any members of their immediate families or households are ineligible to participate. Entries for the Faceoff drawing must be
received prior to the expiration of the Contest Entry Period. This contest is void in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and wherever prohibited or restricted by law, and is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. By submitting an entry, entrants agree to abide by these Official
Rules and all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations that govern sweepstakes.
One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive one (1) Prize valued at TBD selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

The Grand Prize is not transferable or assignable, or redeemable for cash or any other consideration, and no substitutions will be allowed except by Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value or nature if advertised prize is not available. The Grand Prize winner is responsible for compliance with all applicable federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations, including, without limitation, the payment of all applicable taxes. 

JUDGING: All entries submitted will be viewed and monitored each week by What’s Up? staff for appropriate content to qualify for entry into the contest. What’s Up? staff will judge the qualified images based on originality and creativity to grant approval for entry. After approval, the entrant will be notified by email that their entry is approved and the entry will be placed into voting. Entries will be randomly paired against each other in an A vs. B model. Entries are randomly chosen to equally distribute voting across all entries currently in voting. A voter selects their favorite entry by clicking on A or B with their computer mouse and this is considered a vote. The two new entries appear and the voter reselects A or B over. All the votes “for” the entry are recorded. The image with the highest percentage of won battles determines the winner during the stated contest period for awarding the prize. In the event of a tie, an additional “tie breaker” judge will determine the winner using the judging criteria above. What’s Up? reserves the right to select a winner based on judgment of most appropriate image and with the highest win percentage. Incomplete and/or inaccurate entries and entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification. Any use of a “spider,” “robot,” or any computer program imaged to modify voting data will result in the banning of the user and deletion of this data. We reserve the right to remove any user or entry deemed to benefit from non-human voting. Entries that did not win the previous month can resubmit their entries for a chance to win in future contests. All entries may be featured What’s Up? Media magazines, websites, newsletters, promotional ads, etc. By entering, Entrant grants to What’s Up? Media an exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to edit, publish, promote, produce, sell, and republish at any time in the future and otherwise use entrant’s image, along with entrant’s name, likeness, biographical information, and any other information provided by entrant, in any and all media for possible editorial, promotional or advertising purposes, without further permission, notice or compensation (except where prohibited by law).

SEVERABILITY: If any provision of these Rules is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction or appointed arbitrator, such determination shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision herein.