Gotham Awards Contest - Official Rules

Gotham Awards Contest - Official Rules


Salon Staff
August 23, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)

"IFP Gotham Awards Trip" -- Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL UNITED STATES RESIDENTS.

The Contest is brought to you by Salon Internet Inc. ("Salon.com").

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Eligibility:

Contest is offered only within the 50 United States. Contest is open to all persons who are legal residents of the United States and are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsors, their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, their immediate family members and persons living in their same household are not eligible to participate in the Contest. Void where prohibited. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. No purchase necessary to enter.

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How to Enter:

Entries ("pitches") must be seven sentences or fewer. All entries, whether postal or electronic, must be received by 11:59 p.m. PDT on Friday, September 10,1999. E-mail all submissions to gothamawards@salon.com, making sure to put "GothamAwards" in the subject header. Essays MUST BE included in the body of the e-mail, along with the author's name, mailing address, phone, and e-mail address. No attachments will be accepted.
Though e-mail entries are preferred, submissions may also be mailed to "IFP Gotham Awards Contest," 706 Mission Street, 2nd floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. Submissions by mail must be typed, double-spaced and on white paper, with the author's name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address (if available).

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Prize Details:

The Grand Prize winner will receive trip for two to New York, New York including round-trip Economy Class air transportation, and two (2) nights' standard, double occupancy hotel accommodations. The trip for two is specifically to attend the IFP Gotham Awards in New York, New York from September 21 through September 23, 1999. Extensions will not be granted. Travelers are responsible for all ground transportation, passport/visa requirements and airport taxes and fees, and all meals and entertainment. Reservations must be made through Active Travel Services, 1 Blue Hill Plaza, Pearl River, NY 10965. Travelers must book air travel at least 7 days before they plan to travel. Air tickets are subject to availability and other travel restrictions. Blackout dates apply. No stopovers are allowed. Accommodations are for two (2) nights. Grand Prize winner's name and entry (seven-sentence or less "pitch") will be posted on Salon.com, after the winner has signed an affidavit of eligibility for the prize. The total value of the Grand Prize depends on the prize winner's location but will be approximately $1,000 for the airfare, plus approximately $595.00 for two (2) nights' hotel accommodations, for a total value of approximately $1,595.00. ALL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OF ANY PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.All prizes will be awarded. All prizes are non-transferable, non-replaceable and cannot be redeemed for cash, bartered or sold. Winners will be required to sign and return a release of liability, affidavit of eligibility and, where lawful, a publicity consent agreement, all within 14 days of notification. Travel partner (of Grand Prize winner) will be required to sign an affidavit as well.

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By accepting and/or using the prize(s), winners agree(s) to the use of their names, voices and/or likenesses for the purpose of advertising, trade or promotion without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize(s) or fails to timely return the complete and executed affidavit and releases as required, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected.

As a condition of receiving the prize(s), the winner(s), within seven days of notification, will be required to sign an agreement granting to Salon.com all publication rights to the submitted work( s), together with all ancillary and subsidiary rights, throughout the world and in any and all formats and media and including the right to grant sublicensees and to use the author's name in connection with the business of Salon.com, and acknowledging that the prize(s) shall be the author's sole compensation for such rights. The agreement will also contain the author's representation that the work submitted is original to the author and does not infringe on the rights of any third party.

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Selection of Winner:

Winners will be selected from all eligible entries by Friday, Sept. 10, 1999. The winners will be notified by phone, e-mail or mail. Essays will be judged on the basis of creativity, technical skill and distinct voice. The winners will have 7 days from notification to accept their prizes. Sponsors are not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected or unsuccessful efforts to notify winner. By entering, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which shall be final. Sponsors, agents and representatives of Sponsors, their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, are not responsible for and shall not be liable for:
(i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible or postage-due entries;
(ii) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsors that may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted;
(iii) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind a rising in connection with or as a result of the prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the prize, or from participation in the Contest; or
(iv) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest. Salon.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel this Contest at any time. By participating in the Contest, participants agree to release and hold Sponsors and the employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives of Sponsors, their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the Contest or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage, and claims based on content of the story, including but not limited to publicity rights, copyright infringement, defamation or invasion of privacy. Winners will be selected by Friday, Sept.10, 1999, and announced once all affidavits of eligibility have been satisfactorily completed and returned.

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Winners' List:

For a complete list of winners, please send a note to "IFP Gotham Awards Winners' List "and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to "IFP Gotham Awards" Winner's List, Salon.com, 706 Mission St., second floor, San Francisco, CA 94103.

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