These are the Official Rules for the Chictopia Influential Blogger of the Year Award Contest (the “Contest”) sponsored by Chictopia (“Sponsor”). By entering the Contest, you agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding. The Contest begins on September 1, 2011 12:00 AM PST and ends on September 30, 2011 11:59 PM PST (“Contest Period”).
Entrants must be 13 years of age or older. If you are under 13 or the age of majority in your state of residence you must obtain consent from your parent/guardian to enter the Contest. By entering into the Contest you confirm that you have this consent.
To vote, you need to log onto www.chictopia.com. If you do not already have a Chictopia.com personal profile (“Profile”), you will need to create one. Once your Profile has been set up, you can vote for a nominee at the Chictopia Influential Blogger of the Year Award contest at www.chictopia.com (“Webpage”).
Votes are limited to one per Profile. In the event of a dispute in connection with the identity of the individual who submitted a Vote, the Vote will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the Profile. The authorized account holder is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned to a Profile by Chictopia.
The winner will be chosen based on who receives the most votes from the Chictopia community. The winners will be notified by Sponsor by phone within two weeks of the closing date. Sponsor’s decision will be final. There will only be 1 winner.
There is 1 prize. 1st prize: An Invite to attend NY fashion week in February 2012 with Chictopia’s editors with up to $500 of travel expenses paid. A $200 outfit from Chictopia and American Apparel every month from Sept. 2011- Sept. 2012, worth a total of $2400. A feature on Chictopia's YouTube channel. Promotion as the winner on Chictopia's Facebook, Twitter, YouTube channel, and EIU blog.
The Prizes are non transferable, non refundable and non negotiable. There is no cash alternative. Income and other taxes, if any, on the value of the Prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any of the prizes stated as needed or is necessary.
Failure of the winner to claim his or her Prize within 72 hours when notified by Chictopia's messaging system that they are the winner or failure to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules, will result in disqualification, the forfeiture of his or her interest in the Prize, and the award of the Prize to a substitute drawing winner to be randomly selected from all remaining eligible entries at the end of the Contest Period. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any Prize with an equivalent one of its choosing which has the same or greater value than the original Prize in the event of circumstances outside of its control.
Prizes will be delivered to winners within two weeks of winners claiming their Prize.
If you are a winner of a Prize:
a) The receipt by you of the Prize is conditional upon you complying with any and all applicable laws, rules and regulations including, without limitation, these Official Rules;
b) You acknowledge and agree that neither Sponsor, nor Chictopia, nor any of their affiliated companies and promotional and advertising agencies, nor any of their respective employees, agents or subcontractors shall have any liability to you whatsoever in connection with your taking or use of the Prize, or involvement in any Prize-related travel or activity (to the fullest extent permitted by law); and
c) You acknowledge and agree that Sponsor makes no warranty, express or implied, regarding the Prize, and that Sponsor expressly disclaims any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
By entering the Contest each winner (except where prohibited by law and where the winner is a resident of the state of Tennessee), grants permission for Sponsor and Chictopia to use their name, address (city and state/province) and/or likeness for trade purposes without further compensation, worldwide and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known and hereafter devised, including without limitation the Internet.
By entering the Contest you agree that the data submitted by you can be used by Sponsor to contact you via email for permission to communicate with you thereafter. We will not share your details with third parties for marketing purposes.
Sponsor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into relating to the result of the Contest. In the event the Contest is terminated prior to the stated end date, Sponsor reserves the right, but has no obligation, to award the Prize in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received as of the date of termination.
These Official Rules are subject to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
You agree to indemnify the Sponsor, Chictopia and its affiliates, employees, agents, representatives and third party service providers, and to defend and hold each of them harmless, from any and all claims and liabilities (including attorneys fees) which may arise from your submissions, from your unauthorized use of material obtained through Chictopia.com, or from your breach of this Agreement, or from any such acts through your use of Chictopia.com.