NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
The Express Yourself Contest consists of a Photo competition (“Contest”) and a Bonus random drawing (“Drawing”).
Eligibility: Open to active, licensed stylists in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia and Canada (void in Quebec) age 18 or older at time of entry (collectively each a “contestant”). Employees of Sexy Hair Concepts LLC (the “Sponsor”), Ventura Associates International LLC (the “Administrator”), and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, affiliates, and other individuals engaged in the development or administration of the Contest (all collectively, “Contest Entities”), and their immediate family members (herein, defined as spouse, parents, siblings, children and grandparents) and those living in the same household of each such Contest Entity are not eligible to enter or win. Professional models/actors are not eligible to enter. Void in the province of Quebec and where prohibited. This Contest is governed by the laws of the United States and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
Entry Period: Entry Period starts at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on February 15, 2017 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on May 15, 2017. The Administrator’s computer system shall be the official timekeeper.
There are two (2) ways to enter.
1. HOW TO ENTER CONTEST:
a. Visit www.Sexyhairexpressyourself.com during the Entry Period and follow onscreen instructions to enter the Contest including submitting photos of your best hairstyles using Sexy Hair products that you created that express yourself or your clients(s) in the following categories: Demure; Let It Roar; and Alter Ego. You must submit one photo of the same client/model for each category; three (3) photos in total (collectively referred to herein as the “Contest Entry”). The client/model must be the same for all three (3) looks. Once you submit your Contest Entry, your submission is considered final and cannot be modified or edited. The file size of each photo must not be larger than 10MB and in .JPG or .JPEG format. Limit one (1) Contest Entry per person during the Entry Period. Multiple Contest Entries from any person using a different identity or through the use of any other robotic device or artifice to enter multiple times for an individual will be deemed invalid.
By submitting an Entry to the Contest, you grant Sponsor and any organizations affiliated with the Contest a non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, and royalty-free license to use, distribute, reproduce, publish, adapt, modify, display, publicly perform, digitize, televise, create derivative works of or from, for any purpose, without any attribution, notification or compensation to you. Contest Entities are not responsible for any unauthorized third party use of any Entry.
b. Contest Entry Guidelines: Entries must comply with the following guidelines to be eligible:
Photos must not contain any personally identifying information, any prominent use of trademarks or logos other than the Sponsor’s logo (example: do not submit a photo with a large logo on your t-shirt).
Photos may contain other parties, however, you cannot submit a photo in which anyone other than yourself and/or the model/client is readily identifiable without first obtaining permission in writing from that person to use and submit the photo as your Entry.
Prior to submission of the photos, you must have the written approval and rights to use any photo that you did not create or copyrighted materials owned by others (example: get approval from the photographer who took the photo you submit as your Entry).
Photos must not infringe any intellectual property rights or any other rights of any third party.
● Photos must not have been previously published, submitted or otherwise used for any commercial purpose.
● Photos must not contain content that is obscene or indecent, sexually explicit or suggestive, or pornographic.
Photos must not defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about any person or company.
Photos must not communicate messages inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate.
Depict or otherwise identify a minor unless a parent or legal guardian is the contestant;
c.You agree that many photos may be competitive with, similar or identical in theme, format and/or other respects to your Entry, and you waive any and all claims you may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future that any Contest Entries accepted, reviewed and/or used by the Contest Entities may be similar to or the same as your Contest Entry.
d.Judging: All eligible Contest Entries will be judged by a panel of judges assembled by the Sponsor, consisting of personnel from the Sponsor, including the Sexy Hair Artistic Director and Education Team, and key editors from trade magazines (collectively the “judging panel”). Decisions of the judging panel are final and binding. Contest Entries will be judged based on the following judging criteria:
(i) Uniqueness of your looks (originality and unique point of view) (50%);
(ii) Creative presentation (25%); and
(iii) Overall impact (25%).
The top scoring ten (10) Entries will be declared the Contest prize winners of a Grand Prize. In the event of a tie, the Contest Entry with the highest score for uniqueness of your looks from among the tied Entries will win. In the event of a further tie, the Contest Entry with the highest score for creative presentation among the tied Entries will win. In the event of a further tie, the judging panel will make the final determination as to which Contest Entry will win.
e.Contest Prizes: Each Contest Grand Prize winner will receive: a 5-day trip for winner and one (1) guest to attend the 35th Alternative Hair Show in London, England, scheduled for October 2017. Prize trip consists of: a) round trip coach air transportation for winner and guest from a major commercial airport with regularly scheduled commercial flights closest to winner’s primary residence to London (b) round trip ground transportation between London airport and hotel; (c) three (3) nights double-occupancy hotel accommodations (room and room tax only) at a hotel selected by the Sponsor; (d) standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), no meals on travel days; and d) admittance to the 35th Alternative Hair Show on October 2017 dates to be determined (“Event”). All expenses not specifically mentioned herein are not included and are solely each winner’s responsibility, including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages, all meals other than that stated herein, gratuities, room service, service charges, souvenirs and telephone calls. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Contest Grand Prize: $4,000.00; depending on a winner’s point of departure and fares at time of booking.
Each Contest winner and his/her guest must comply with any security procedures or measures imposed during the trip. Contest Entities are not responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions, or any act or omission whatsoever with respect to the prizing. In the event that the 35th Alternative Hair Show is not available or is canceled or postponed after prize arrangements are made, all remaining portions of the prize will be awarded without the Show portion of the prize and no additional compensation will be provided. Contest winners and their guests must travel on Sponsor-specified dates and itinerary or will forfeit all rights to the prize. Travel and lodging must be made through Sponsor’s agent. Contest winners and guests are responsible for obtaining all proper travel documentation (e.g., valid passport, visa, travel insurance) prior to travel. Sponsor shall in no way be responsible or liable in the event a Contest winner and/or guest fail to utilize the prize due to a lack of the necessary travel documents or requirements. All guests must complete and return a Liability and Publicity Release prior to travel. If a guest is a minor, winner must be the guest’s parent or legal guardian who must execute the required travel documents on behalf of a traveling minor. Upon finalizing all travel arrangements, the Sponsor will be deemed to have awarded the prize and each Contest winner assumes full responsibility for his or her prize. If for any reason whatsoever, a Contest winner is unable to travel after all arrangements have been made and paid, the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to such winner. Blackout dates, advance booking and restrictions may apply. Any portion of the prize not accepted by any Contest winner will be forfeited. The Sponsor reserves the right to not award any or all Contest Prizes in its sole discretion if it does not receive a sufficient number of qualified Contest Entries.
2. HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THE BONUS RANDOM DRAWING: After you submit your Contest Entry, you will be directed to complete a Bonus Random Drawing entry form that asks where you purchase your professional products from a beauty retailer or DCS/SSC. Upon completing and submitting this entry, you will automatically be entered into a random drawing for a chance to win one (1) prize of $1,000.00. The Drawing prize winner will be selected from all eligible Drawing entries received during the Entry Period. Drawing will be held on or about 3:00 pm ET on May 17, 2017 at the offices of the Administrator, whose decisions are final and binding. Prize awarded as a corporate check issued within thirty (30) days of winner verification. Retail value of Bonus Random Drawing Prize: $1,000.00.
THE FOLLOWING APPLIES TO THE CONTEST AND DRAWING:
General: All Entries become the Sponsor’s property and will not be returned or acknowledged. Entries will not be held “in confidence,” and an Entry does not create a confidential relationship or obligation of secrecy between you and Sponsor or any of its affiliates. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry for any reason. Sponsor is under no obligation to disclose why an Entry has been disqualified other than the Entry was ineligible under these Official Rules.
In the event of a dispute over the identity of a contestant or ownership of rights to the Entry, the Sponsor may: i) disqualify the Entry; and/or ii) request proof from the contestant of being the authorized account holder of the contestant’s email address at the time of submission of the Entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) which is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
All winners will be solely responsible for paying all applicable federal, state, provincial or local taxes on prize. A U.S. winner will be required to provide his/her Social Security number to the Sponsor or its agent for IRS tax reporting purposes before corresponding prize is awarded. No prize substitution permitted, however, the Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize or portion of prize with another of comparable value at its sole discretion. Prizes are nontransferable and no cash substitutions by winners are allowed. If the actual value of any prize is less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded. A winner is not a recipient of prize until he/she has been verified by the Administrator. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Prize values stated herein are in U.S. dollars.
Notification of Winners: Winners will be notified by e-mail, overnight carrier, and/or by telephone. In order to receive a prize, each winner will be required to sign and return to Administrator an Affidavit or Declaration of Eligibility/Grant of Rights and Liability/Publicity Release (“Affidavit”) within five (5) days of notification or will be disqualified. . In addition, if the Drawing winner is from Canada, he or she will also be required to correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited mathematical skill testing question administered by telephone at a mutually agreeable time before being awarded prize. If an Affidavit or prize notification is returned as undeliverable or attempts to contact the winner are unsuccessful, or the winner has failed to execute and return any required documents within the specified time period, the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner (with the next highest score if the disqualified winner originated from the Contest or randomly selected if the disqualified winner originated from the Bonus Prize Drawing. In the event it is determined a winner has not complied with these Official Rules, or if a winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, the winner will forfeit his or her rights to the prize and an alternate may be selected. Should a winner make any false statement(s) in any document required by Sponsor, he/she will be disqualified and required to promptly return to Sponsor his/her prize. The Sponsor reserves the right to modify the notification procedures in connection with the selection of an alternate winner, if any, and must show proof of being a licensed stylist with an active license.
Consent and Release: Winning constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) for Sponsor to use each winner’s name, hometown, likeness, prize won, and photograph (all at Sponsor’s discretion) for future advertising and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission. Participating contestants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator, and release the Contest Entities, and their respective parent companies, affiliates and all other businesses involved in this Contest, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from all claims and liability relating to their participation, acceptance and use of any prize won (if contestant is determined a winner). Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Contest or redemption or use/misuse of prize including any travel related activities (if applicable). Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or Drawing or in the announcement of the prizes.
Disclaimers: The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected or damaged Entries; (ii) human error, 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 of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; (iii) any injury or damage to contestant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest, or (iv) the failure of any third party to comply with the instructions and proper administration of this Contest. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification. Sponsor reserves the right to: permanently disqualify any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and terminate the Contest if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Contest), or to determine winners from among all eligible Entries received prior to termination. LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT A CONTESTANT, TO DELIBERATELY INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL & CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Contest as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, or any federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation, or order of any court or other cause not within Sponsor’s control, Sponsor shall, in its sole discretion, suspend, or terminate the Contest.
Winners List: For a list of winners (available after May 31, 2017) send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by June 30, 2017 to: Express Yourself Contest Winners, Ref; KM, Ventura Associates International LLC, 60 E. 42nd Street, Suite 650, New York, NY 10165.
Sponsor: Sexy Hair Concepts, LLC (21551 Prairie St, Chatsworth, CA 91311).
Administrator: Ventura Associates International LLC (60 East 42nd Street, Suite 650, New York, NY 10165).
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