Skin It To Win It Contest Official Rules
By entering this Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER THIS CONTEST. THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE RESTRICTED OR PROHIBITED BY LAW. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, (EXCLUDING PUERTO RICO AND ITS OTHER TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS), CANADA (EXCLUDING QUEBEC), THE UNITED KINGDOM, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, GERMANY, FRANCE, THE NETHERLANDS, SWEDEN, NORWAY, FINLAND, DENMARK, RUSSIA, POLAND, CZECH REPUBLIC.
This Contest is sponsored by NVIDIA Corporation, with an address at 2701 San Tomas Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95050, U.S.A. (hereinafter “NVIDIA” or “Sponsor”).
You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to be eligible to participate in this Contest. This Contest is open to individuals only. No team entries and no corporate or institutional entries are permitted in this Contest. Employees of Sponsor, its affiliates, and their respective contractors, service providers and professional advisors connected with this Contest, as well as members of their immediate families and/or households, are NOT eligible to enter.
3. The Challenge
This Contest involves the following challenge: Design a PC Skin showing your love for PC Gaming and passion for GeForce GTX. This should be your own original design and contain the NVIDIA Geared for Gaming stamp in the location indicated in the ‘Guidelines for Submission’. You may additionally use the NVIDIA GeForce claw artwork or a variation of such NVIDIA GeForce claw artwork or NVIDIA product photography. Any use of other NVIDIA badges or logos is not allowed. No other third-party logos are allowed. Please make sure that your entry is your own independent creation and does not contain any third-party works of authorship that have been used or copied without permission of their respective authors.
The top 25 entries will be selected by a panel of judges appointed by NVIDIA (hereinafter collectively the “Judges” and individually “Judge”) from all eligible entries received within the Entry Period. The determination of the top 25 entries will be based on the Judges’ evaluation of the presentation, and the creativity and originality of each entry. These top 25 entries will then be posted on the contest page and the NVIDIA community will be invited to vote on their favorite entries for a period of 7 days. On completion of the community voting, the 5 entries awarded the most votes will be determined the winners. The five winners will then be announced on the Contest page. The five winning entries will be eligible for the prizes described in Section 4 below. NVIDA and the Judges will have the sole authority and discretion to select all the winners, and all decisions of NVIDIA and the Judges will be FINAL. By entering this Contest, you agree to be bound by the decisions the Judges.
4. Prizes; Odds of Winning
The prizes of this Contest are as follows:
- Five (5) winners will receive one (1) GeForce GTX 660 Ti SLI Gaming PC with a total prize ARV of $2,000
Odds of winning will depend on the number of entries received. The prizes are not assignable or transferable. Brand and model of prizes are subject to change by NVIDIA at any time for any reason and substitutions will be of equal or greater value. NVIDIA is not responsible or liable for the distribution of any prizes once they are shipped to the winner. THIS CONTEST HAS NOT PREVIOUSLY BEEN OFFERED.
5. Entry Period
The entry period for this Contest begins at 2pm GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) on Aug 16th, 2012 and ends at 11:59 p.m. GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) on September 6th, 2012 (hereinafter the “Entry Period”). Following the entry period, a panel of NVIDIA judges will select 25 finalists and the NVIDIA community will be invited to vote on their favorite entries for a period of 7 days. The voting period will begin at 9am GMT (Greenwich Mean Time ) on September 10th, 2012 and ends at 11:59 p.m. GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) on September 16h, 2012 (hereinafter the “Voting Period”). Following the voting period, a panel of NVIDIA judges will determine the winners, to be announced September 17th, 2012 at 10am GMT (Greenwich Mean Time )
6. Winner Announcement; Claiming and Awarding of Prize
The winner of this Contest will be announced on the Contest website and on or about September 17th, 2012. Within 7 days following such announcement, the winner will be notified by NVIDIA via email. To claim the prize, the winner must do the following within 30 days from the date of NVIDIA’s notification:
- confirm receipt of the notice by email (which confirmation must be sent from the same email address to which the notice was sent); and
- complete, sign and return a winner release form (as provided by NVIDIA along with its email notice) and such other requisite documentation (if any) listed in NVIDIA’s email notice
Within 21 days following its receipt of the Required Winner Documents from the winner, NVIDIA will ship the prize via FedEx or similar courier service, at NVIDIA’s expense, to the winner’s mailing address specified in his/her winning entry. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if NVIDIA determines that the Required Winner Documents as returned by the winner are incomplete, erroneous, or otherwise not in order, NVIDIA may require the winner to provide complete or replacement documentation prior to shipment of prize.
IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL ENTRANTS : If a winner cannot be contacted or fails to claim the prize or to return the Required Winner Documents within the specified time period, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable, or if a winner fails to comply with any of the provisions of these Official Rules, such winner will be considered to have forfeited the prize. In such case, the prize will be awarded to the individual who submitted the next best entry as previously determined by NVIDIA.
The winner of this Contest is solely responsible for any and all applicable taxes and government charges that result from his/her receipt and/or use of the prize. Sponsor reserves the right to withhold and deduct such taxes and charges from the prize if and to the extent required by law.
8. Representations, Warranties and Indemnity by Entrant
- By entering this Contest, each entrant represents and warrants, with respect to each entry submitted by him/her in this Contest, that: (i) the entry submitted is the result of his/her own independent creation and does not contain any third-party works of authorship that have been used or copied without authorization or permission of their respective authors; (ii) his/her participation in this Contest does not violate any applicable laws or regulations or any rights of third parties.
- By entering this Contest, each entrant agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sponsor, its affiliates, and their respective employees, agents, representatives, contractors, service providers and professional advisors connected with this Contest (hereinafter collectively “Sponsor Related Parties”) from and against any third-party claims arising from or as a result of (i) a breach of any of the foregoing representations and warranties by such entrant, or (ii) a breach or violation of any of the other provisions of these Official Rules by such entrant.
- ANY ENTRY THAT IS IN BREACH OF ANY OF THE FOREGOING REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OR IS OTHERWISE IN VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WILL BE DEEMED VOID AND AUTOMATICALLY BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THIS CONTEST.
9. ADDITIONAL AGREEMENTS by Entrant
- By entering this Contest, each entrant hereby irrevocably and unconditionally grants to Sponsor, on a royalty-free and non-exclusive basis, a perpetual, irrevocable, freely transferable, freely assignable, freely sublicensable, worldwide license to run, use, copy, reproduce, publish, distribute, perform, display, exhibit, demonstrate, edit, modify, adapt, and create derivative works from, each of his/her entries in this Contest, whether for purposes related to this Contest or otherwise, and whether via the Internet, electronic, digital, broadcast, theatrical, print, or any other communications media now known or hereafter developed, and in each case free of any and all restrictions and limitations whatsoever (except as imposed by law).
- By entering this Contest, each entrant agrees and acknowledges that Sponsor and Sponsor Related Parties shall not be responsible or liable for: (i) any late, lost, stolen, forged, mutilated, corrupted, incomplete, illegible or misdirected entries; (ii) any errors, omissions, misinformation, or misidentification in an entry; (iii) any dispute or claim arising from an entrant’s participation in this Contest or his/her entry, or his/her receipt, ownership or use of the prize; (iv) any computer hardware, software, Internet, network, cable, phone, or other communication or technical errors, failures, malfunctions, interruptions, or delays; or (v) any damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer hardware, software or data that results from participation in this Contest or accessing, downloading or using any tools, files, data, software, or other articles or materials in connection with this Contest.
- By entering this Contest, each entrant agrees and consents to Sponsor’s collection, use and retention of his/her personal information for all purposes related to this Contest (including, without limitation, processing and administering entries, sharing an entrant’s personal information with Sponsor Related Parties as necessary to conduct and operate this Contest, communicating with and awarding the prize to the winner, making public announcements about the winner, and advertising, promoting and publicizing this Contest).
10. Reservation of Rights by SPONSOR
Sponsor reserves the right, to the extent permitted by applicable law, to terminate, cancel, modify or suspend this Contest, in whole or in part, if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity of this Contest as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. If this Contest or any web site associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or otherwise does not permit entry, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper operation of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion and to the extent permitted by applicable law, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action, and/or to cancel, terminate, cancel, modify or suspend this Contest, in whole or in part. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any online service or web site or undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and/or other remedies from any such person to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. In addition, Sponsor reserves the right to take down and remove any entry that becomes subject to a third-party claim for copyright infringement or for violation of any other right.
11. Governing Law; Jurisdiction
These Official Rules are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, U.S.A., without giving effect to its conflicts of law rules. Each entrant hereby submits himself or herself to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in Santa Clara, California, U.S.A.
12. Contest Information
You may request a copy of these Official Rules via email to email@example.com. To learn the actual number of entries received and the winners selected in this Contest, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org after September 17th, 2012.