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Official Rules (“Official Rules”)

THE GIRLS WILL BE 2017 GIRLS IN ACTION PHOTO CONTEST (the “Contest”)

By submitting an entry, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules. 

SPONSOR
Sponsor is Lashdida Inc (DBA Girls Will Be), 3112 Windsor Road, #A-213, Austin, TX 78703 ("Sponsor").

TERM
The Contest begins July 28, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. US Central Daylight Time (“CDT”) and ends August 8, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.

WHO MAY ENTER
Contest is open only to individuals who have reached age 18 by the date the Contest begins and who reside in United States. Officers, directors and employees of the Sponsor, and their respective immediate family members, are not eligible to enter the Contest or win a prize. CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.  

HOW TO ENTER
Each entry consists of a single photograph and the entrant’s name (the “Submission”) submitted to Sponsor via any one of the three methods list below. The entrant who submits the winning Submission will be notified via the same method they used to submit the photograph.

Limit one (1) entry per person. No purchase necessary. Each Submission must comply with the following requirements (the “Submission Requirements”):

  • Entrant must be the parent or legal guardian of any persons appearing in the Submission’s photograph.

  • Each Submission must be the submitting entrant’s own, produced work and may not feature any material owned or controlled by third parties (unless the entrant can provide written documentation of permission to use any materials owned by a third party).

  • Each Submission must not violate or infringe on the intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party.

  • Submissions must be in digital format. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this Contest. All digital files must be less than 10 megabytes, and must be in JPEG/.jpg, or PNG/.png format.

  • The Submission must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.

IMPORTANT NOTE
By entering, entrants agree that this Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook and Instagram; acknowledge a complete release of Facebook and Instagram; and agree to Facebook’s and Instagram's terms of use.

JUDGING
The Contest judges will be the founders of the Sponsor company. The judges will collectively select the winning entry from among all eligible Submissions, based on the following criteria: (1) how well the photograph captures the power and strength of girls in action, and (2) the photograph’s suitability for being turned into a silhouette. Decisions of the judges are final and binding and not subject to appeal.

Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by the potential winner for any reason. If, despite reasonable efforts, a potential prize winner does not respond within seven (7) days of the first notification attempt, such potential prize winner may forfeit the applicable prize and an alternate prize winner may be selected. If any potential prize winner has not complied with these Official Rules or declines the applicable prize for any reason prior to award, such potential prize winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.

CONTEST PRIZES
One Grand Prize will be awarded. Grand Prize must be accepted as awarded, is non-transferable and no substitutions are permitted. The Grand Prize consists of:

(1) Three (3) Girls Will Be t-shirts with a new design that incorporates the silhouette of the girl pictured in the winning Submission, in sizes selected by the winner. Total Retail Value is US $72.

RELEASES
Potential winners shall be required to sign and return within seven (7) days following an attempted notification, all required affidavits, permissions and releases (including but not limited to releases from all persons appearing in the Submission, location releases, and publicity releases), and licenses (granting the Sponsor the right to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the Submission) for the Submission in a form and substance determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Failure to execute and deliver any required documents to Sponsor by the specified deadline may result in disqualification from the Contest, and selection of an alternate potential winner. Each prize winner shall be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes.  

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES/INDEMNIFICATION
Each entrant hereby agrees to indemnify and hold the Sponsor harmless from and against any and all third party claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses relating to or arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties, representations or agreements of entrant hereunder.

PUBLICITY RELEASE
By participating in the Contest, each entrant irrevocably and unconditionally grants the Sponsor and their respective successors, assigns and licensees, the right to use such entrant’s name, photograph, statements, and any other personal characteristics they provide, in any and all media for marketing, promotional, and publicity purposes, without further compensation, and each entrant and/or prize winner hereby release the Sponsor from any liability with respect thereto.   

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Entrants agree that the Sponsor shall not be responsible or liable for, and is hereby released from, any and all costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including, without limitation, death and bodily injury, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the Contest or any Contest-related activity, or from entrants’ acceptance and/or use of any prize.

NATURE OF RELATIONSHIP/WAIVER OF EQUITABLE RELIEF
Each entrant hereby acknowledges and agrees that the relationship between the entrant and the Sponsor is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship, and that the entrant’s decision to provide the entrant’s Submission to Sponsor for purposes of the Contest does not place the Sponsor in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements of the entrant’s Submission.  Each entrant understands and acknowledges that the Sponsor has wide access to ideas, stories, designs, and other literary materials, and that new ideas are constantly being submitted to it or being developed by their own employees.  Each entrant also acknowledges that many ideas or stories may be competitive with, similar or identical to the Submission and/or each other in theme, idea, plot, format or other respects.  Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that such entrant will not be entitled to any compensation as a result of Sponsor’s use of any such similar or identical material.  Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that the Sponsor does not now and shall not have in the future any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of the copyright in and to the Submission.  Finally, each entrant acknowledges that, with respect to any claim by entrant relating to or arising out of the Sponsor’s actual or alleged exploitation or use of any Submission or other material submitted in connection with the Contest, the damage, if any, thereby caused to the applicable entrant will not be irreparable or otherwise sufficient to entitle such entrant to seek injunctive or other equitable relief, and entrant’s rights and remedies in any such event shall be strictly limited to the right to recover damages, if any, in an action at law.

GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION
ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS OR SPONSOR IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OF CONFLICT OF LAW RULES OR PROVISIONS THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF ANY OTHER STATE’S LAWS.

WINNERS LIST
Winner’s name will be available online at http://girlswillbehq.com/photo-contest/ on or about August 10, 2017.



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