Project Modern: Challenge 1 – Official Rules

The Modern Quilt Guild
Project Modern Contest:  Challenge 1
Official Rules

No purchase necessary to enter or win.  A purchase will not improve your chances of winning.

1.  ELIGIBILITY:

The Contest is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are age 18 and older. Employees, officers, and directors of MQG  (the planning committee only), and/or their respective affiliates (“MQG Personnel”), and those individuals who are immediate family members of MQG Personnel, or persons living in the same household as MQG Personnel, are not eligible to participate in the Contest. Officers of individual guilds are eligible. Void where prohibited by law.  All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.  Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. The Contest is sponsored by The Modern Quilt Guild, 1171 S. Robertson Blvd. #170, Los Angeles, CA 90035 (www.themodernquiltguild.com) (“MQG”).

2.  PROMOTIONAL PERIOD:

The Modern Quilt Guild Project Modern Contest: Challenge 1 (“Contest”) begins on September 1, 2010 and ends at 12:00 a.m. PST on November 30, 2010 (“Contest Period”).

3.  CONTEST DESCRIPTION:

No purchase necessary to enter or win.  A purchase will not improve your chances of winning.

Entrants are judged on an original quilt and on photographs of this original quilt. Each entry must meet the following criteria: (i) the entire quilt must be designed, assembled, and quilted by the entrant (ii) the entries must be sewn quilts no smaller than 45” x 45”, and (iii) the entries should contain no copyrighted images, logos or designs of any nature whatsoever.    

To enter the Contest, send an email with your name, email address, a photograph of your quilt entry, a photograph of your inspiration, and a description of your entry in 100 words or less to projectmoderncontest@gmail.com. The photographs can be submitted as a .jpg or .bmp file.

Entries must be submitted no later than 12:00 a.m. PST, November 30, 2010.  Limit one entry per person.  All entries to each challenge will be posted in a public Flickr group once the entry period for each challenge has closed.

The design must follow the individual challenge instructions that will be posted on the MQG website

4.  WINNER SELECTION

One prize package will be awarded to the three winning entrants.  Entries will be judged by a single judge, who will be a notable and accomplished quilter selected by the MQG Planning Committee (the “Judge”).

The identity of each entrant will remain anonymous until the challenge has been judged.

To determine the winners the judge will award a score from 0 (poor) to 100 (perfect) for each entry and award scores for each of the following criteria:

  • 35% Originality (How creative and unique is the quilt?)
  • 35% Challenge: Inspiration (How well the inspiration is portrayed in the quilt?)
  • 30% Modern (How fresh and contemporary is the quilt?)

In the event of a tie in the total scores the entry with the higher score for Originality will be declared the winner.

At the Judge’s discretion, entries will be narrowed down to 25 by a judging panel made up of three Modern Quilt Guild planning committee members (“Judging Panel”).  This Judging Panel will use the same criteria specified above.  If a Judging Panel is utilized, the top 25 entries, as scored by the Judging Panel will be sent to the Judge for the determination of the winner.  The Judge will not be provided with the Judging Panel’s scores prior to making his/her decision as to the winner.

All decisions by the Judge and the Judging Panel will be final and binding.  Judging will be conducted between November 30, 2010 and December 15, 2010.  The winner will be notified by e-mail within seven days following the close of judging and will be required to respond within five days and provide the publicity release described in Section 6 below in order to claim the prize. Prizes not claimed within five days will be awarded to the entry with the next highest score.

5.  PRIZE

The winner will receive the following: a quilting-related Prize Pack with an approximate retail value of $250.00. As this is a contest of skill, your chance of winning is dependent on the quality of entries received.

All prizes will be awarded. No substitution or transfer of any prize or election of cash in lieu of any prize by winner will be permitted. MQG reserves the right to substitute any prize of equal or greater value. Prizes are nontransferable.  All federal, state, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner.

6.  GENERAL CONDITIONS

The Contest is governed by, and these rules will be construed and interpreted pursuant to, the laws of the United States.  Where lawful, the winner must return and execute a publicity release, within seven days following attempted notification of the winner.  The selected winner may be disqualified, and, in such case, an alternate winner will be selected from among the remaining eligible entries, if the winner (i) cannot be reached because the prize notification or prize is returned as non-deliverable or (ii) fails to return documents timely.

By accepting the prize, the winner agrees, and by entering this Contest, each entrant agrees and acknowledges that MQG shall be the sole owner of any and all rights in and to the images included with the entry, including any and all rights with respect to the copyright of such image and any derivative use thereof, and assigns the MQG, the right to print, publish, broadcast, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the World Wide Web, at any time or times, the images included with an entry and for advertising and promotional purposes without additional consideration.  Entrants expressly acknowledge and agree that all copyrights or other rights connected with the images shall be the sole and exclusive property of The Modern Quilt Guild, and entrants agree that they will not use such images without the express written permission of MQG. MQG shall have all rights to copy, edit, crop, publish and use, any entry image without further compensation (except where prohibited by law). By submitting an entry, entrants covenant not to sue MQG for the use of any idea presented and specifically commit to hold MQG harmless from any claim of copyright or trademark infringement.  Further, by accepting the prize, the winner agrees, and by entering this Contest, each entrant agrees, to release and hold harmless Sponsors, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, and agents, and prize sponsors from any and all liability for any injuries, loss, or damage of any kind to person, including death, and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of a prize, participation in any Contest-related activity, or participation in this Contest.

Where permitted by law, by accepting the prize, the winner agrees to grant to the MQG, and its licensees, affiliates, and assigns, the right to print, publish, broadcast, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the World Wide Web, at any time or times, the winner’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, and biographical information as news or information and for advertising and promotional purposes without additional consideration.

The MQG reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual they find, in their sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules; or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person.  Any use of robotic, automatic, programmed, or like entry methods will void all such entries by such methods. Void where prohibited.

7.  LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

MQG is not responsible for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete entry of information by participants; lost entries or transmissions, interrupted or unavailable network, server, or other connections; scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, or electronic, technical malfunctions or the computer hardware, software, or any combination thereof; or problems associated with any virus or any other damage caused to systems.   MQG reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel the Contest at any time if a computer virus, bug, tampering, unauthorized intervention, or other technical problem of any sort corrupts the administration, security, or proper play of the Contest. MQG reserves the right to cancel the Contest or change any element thereof, with or without notice, at any time, due to printing errors, web site errors, transmission errors or other mistakes in the production of the Contest. MQG also reserves the right to disqualify, in its sole discretion, any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the Website, or who is otherwise in violation of the rules. By participating, entrants agree that all disputes will be resolved in the appropriate courts in the state of California, exclusively, and subject to the laws of the state of California.

By participating in the Contest, each participant agrees to release and hold MQG and its respective employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives, companies, affiliates and subsidiaries, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the Contest or resulting from participation, acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy, copyright, trademark or intellectual property infringement.

8.  GENERAL INFORMATION:

The Modern Quilt Guild Project Modern Contest: Challenge 1 was created to offer its users an interactive and educational experience with an opportunity to win prizes. MQG will not maintain an archive of information obtained in this contest, and does not use such information in ways other than to facilitate the operation of this contest. Identifiable information obtained through contest entries is limited only to that which is necessary for validating contest eligibility, contacting Winners, and to facilitate the delivery of prizes. Information obtained through contests will not be used by MQG for any other purpose, nor will such information be transferred to any other organization or individual for any purpose.

9.  WINNERS’ NAMES:

The list of winners will be posted on The Modern Quilt Guild website until at least December 31, 2011.

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