Open to all residents of the United States of America, Canada, Australia, United Kingdon, South Africa, New Zealand, Phiilipines and Singapore. If you reside outside of these countries please contact the contest operator for eligibility to enter. Contestants must be at least 18 years of age.. Internet access and photo uploading capability required to enter.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER AND WIN THE MAJOR PRIZE.
However, to have your gingerbread house featured in Collectively Cake magazine, you must be a current subscriber.
Promotion Period: The Gingerbread House Contest entry period begins at 12:00:01 AM Central Time ("C.T.") on December 1, 2013 and ends at 11:59 PM C.T. on 31 December, 2013 (the "Entry Period").
THE PHOTO CONTEST: There are two (2) ways to enter
1. collectivelycake.com Entry: Visit www. collectivelycake.com/gingerbreadhouse and complete the registration form, then follow the links and instructions. The gingerbread house musy have been made by the entrant, unpublished and may not have won any prize or award. Photos must be .jpeg or .png image formats, be of high quality and cannot exceed 3 MB.
2. Facebook Entry: Visit Facebook.com/collectivelycake and click the Gingerbread House Contest tab. Complete the registration form then follow the links and instructions. The gingerbread house musy have been made by the entrant, unpublished and may not have won any prize or award. Photos must be .jpeg or .png image formats, be of high quality and cannot exceed 3 MB.
PHOTO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: All entries are final upon submission. The entrant agrees by entering the competition they own the copyright to every aspect of the image. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to reject or disqualify entries which they believe are outside of the contest rules.
PHOTO CONTEST JUDGING AND WINNER SELECTION
The Sponsor will review all entries and choose up to five (5) finalists. Finalists will be notified by email. Each Finalist entry will be then be posted on the collectivelycake.com website and facebook page for visitor voting. The entry with the highest number of votes will be deemed the winner. Grand final entrants are permitted to use social media to encourage votes. However, each person is only allowed to vote once.
VOTE COUNTS DISPLAYED ONLINE MAY NOT BE ACCURATE. RESULTS ARE UNOFFICIAL UNTIL ALL ONLINE VOTES HAVE BEEN TALLIED AND VERIFIED BY SPONSOR.
PHOTO CONTEST FINALIST PRIZING:
The winner of the gingerbread House contest will receive $US100, paid via paypal. It is the responsibility of the winner to have a paypal account.
Provided the five (5) Photo Contest Finalists are subscribers to Collectively Cake magazine, they will have their photo and submission featured in the Collectively cake magazine. All finalists will have the opportunity to become subscribers once notified they have been selected as a Finalist.
Entrants agree to be bound by Official Rules and agree that if any winner fails to provide proof of identity, refuses to provide documentation, is found to have violated the Official Rules or otherwise does not meet eligibility criteria, prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Entrants understand that Sponsor is not liable for injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in this promotion and acceptance, possession and use of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of the prizes. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects.
Sponsor assumes no responsibility for entries it is unable to process due to network, hardware or other technical failures; or any other reason, or incomplete, damaged, misdirected or lost online entries. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this promotion if not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or integrity of the Promotion. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to date of cancellation. The use of automated entry systems or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the Promotion is prohibited. In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the holder of an established e-mail account associated with the entry.
RELEASES: By participating in this Promotion and accepting any prize that they may win, entrants agree to release Sponsor, its parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, advertising and promotion agencies and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Promotion and/or acceptance or use of the prize.
Entrants authorize the Released Parties to use their name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise the Promotion, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner's list, if applicable, unless prohibited by law. Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor's sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation.
By submitting entry materials, entrants certify that such materials are original and created by entrant, that entrants have the necessary rights, permission and authority to submit such materials, and, if applicable, that entrants maintain a valid copyright in the materials.
By submitting entry materials, entrants acknowledge that they understand and agree that the Released Parties' use of material containing features and elements similar to or identical with those contained in entrants' entry materials does not entitle entrants to any compensation. By entering, entrants waive any right of action against the Released Parties in connection with the Released Parties' use of any material (or any part thereof), whether or not the material contains features or elements similar or identical to those contained in entrants' entry materials.
PRIVACY: Registration for Sponsor's collectivelycake.com website is required to enter the Photo Contest. When you register, we collect personally identifying information about you, including your name, mailing address, and email address. You authorize the Sponsor to send you information about your entry and any other information you choose to sign up for.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Except where prohibited, by participating, Promotion entrants agree that: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant(s) and Sponsor and its agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of New South Wales, Australia.
GENERAL: Taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of winners. The winner will be published in the January edition of Collectively Cake magazine.