THU GOLDEN TICKET CONTEST RULES
OFFICIAL RULES OF THE THU GOLDEN TICKET CONTEST
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THE THU GOLDEN TICKET CONTEST (the “Contest”), sponsored by Chaos Software LTD. (the “Sponsor”).
These official rules (“Terms”) are a legal agreement between Chaos Software LTD, Mladost-1A, block 548 entrance B, 2nd floor, Sofia 1729, Bulgaria, (“Chaos”), acting on its own behalf or on behalf of any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, and You. You agree to these Terms on behalf of yourself as an individual (in either case, “You”). You represent and warrant that You have the right, authority and capacity to act on behalf of and bind yourself. If you do not have the right, authority or capacity to legally bind You to these Terms, You do not have the right to participate in the Contest and win the Prize.
Any and all participation in the Contest, as defined hereunder, by You will be governed by these Terms. By accepting these Terms during Your account registration or subscription process, or by using Your existing account after the implementation of the Terms, or by accessing, participating and/or benefitting from the Contest, You confirm Your acceptance of these Terms and Your agreement to be a party to this binding contract. If You do not agree to these Terms, You are not eligible and do not have the right to participate in the Contest. If You do not agree to these Terms, You should not select the “I Agree” or “Submit” button or box (or other mechanism designed to acknowledge agreement) indicating that You have read and agree to these Terms, and You are not eligible and do not have the right to participate in the Contest.
1. SUBMISSION DEADLINES / IMPORTANT DATES
Call for submissions: May 17 - June 14, 2019
Judging round: June 15 - June 30, 2019
Winner announced: By August 1, 2019
2.1. You need to be a registered attendee of Total Chaos 2019 to qualify as an entrant. If you have attended THU before, unfortunately this contest isn’t for you; our goal is to send someone for their first-ever THU experience.
2.2. THU attendees are notoriously highly creative people. For this reason, we’ve intentionally opened this contest up to allow you to enter your most creative submission — whether it’s a written description, a visual image, or a video that explains to the judging panel why you think we should choose you as the Golden Ticket winner. So, tell us your story: Why do you want to attend THU? What makes you special? What would you hope to achieve out of attending THU? What would you hope to bring to the event? It could be that you feel your skills/specialties are under-represented in the creative world. Or perhaps you feel that you can better yourself in a special way by meeting your heroes. Maybe it has even been a lifelong dream to attend THU but you just never had the chance. Tell us about you and reveal your creative side in your submission so that we are convinced that you’ll be the most exciting THU Tribe member to ever visit Malta.
2.3. Eligible for submission to the Contest is artwork (hereinafter also referred to as “Content”). The type of submission you can enter is left open intentionally: It could be an essay, a poem, an image, or even a video. We just ask that you keep your submission in English language, as this is the common language that the judges share and is also the primary language used at THU in Malta. The only limitations are that you keep word-based submissions to 500 words or under. For image-based submissions, these will need to be 10 MB or less. You can also submit a video via a link to an online video or a download link; please just keep your video to 3 minutes or less.
2.4. You may submit no more than one entry at the following address: /thu-golden-ticket.
2.5. Once your entry has been submitted to the Contest, you may not submit it again in case ofsubsequent edition(s).
2.6. You declare, warrant and represent that under the applicable law, your own domestic laws, and under these terms and conditions, you are fully eligible to participate and, potentially, receive the prize.
a) Age of consent (as may be required under the participant’s domestic laws);
b) Valid right to use the eligible products and/or services in accordance with their applicable terms and conditions of use;
c) Permanent residence, or equivalent domicile, in an eligible country as may be listed by Sponsor’s discretion;
d) Full acceptance of the applicable terms and conditions or otherwise policies, which is hereby provided by taking part in the Contest;
e) Meeting any other requirements which may occur to be applicable in regard to the Contest; and
f) Personal participation on behalf only of the individual enrolled as a participant in the Contest, but not on behalf of any third party whatsoever.
The participant’s identity shall be verified by checking the following data freely provided for the purposes of participation in the Contest as well as any other purpose as may be stated in the data subject’s consent provided elsewhere: name(s), address, email address, IP address, etc. Sponsor is entitled to demand and collect additional data, upon its own discretion, and in case (the free consent for collection and processing) such data is not provided, to disqualify the affected participant(s).
Non-eligible participants: members of the various boards of the Sponsor, managers, directors,
associates, consultants or agents, employees, officers, and their close relatives. Close relatives shall include but are not limited to, spouse, partner, child, sibling, as well as any other individual who lives in the same domestic alliance with any of the above. Non-eligible are any citizens of countries which do not allow and recognize for some reason the Contest. Non-eligible participants will be disqualified. If by way of misrepresentation they have won the Prize, they will be demanded to return it.
3. WINNER SELECTION
3.1. The judging panel comprises of four judges who will each independently go through all the submissions and select their top 3. The judges will be selecting based on the following criteria: creativity, originality, and the story you bring to the table.
3.2. The judges will each present their top 3 choices to the rest of the panel, and from there the
group will decide on the overall winner via a discussion of the before-mentioned criteria and a final vote.
4.1. The prizes awarded to each winner will be as follows:
A full ticket to THU 2019 in Malta this September, return flights to Malta from your home country and a hotel room in Malta for the duration of the event.
4.2. Prizes must be accepted as awarded, are not transferable or exchangeable for cash. The Sponsor reserves the right at any time to substitute a Prize or a component thereof for any reason with a Prize or a prize component of equal or greater value.
4.3. Due to embargoes and import rules, some prizes may not be shipped to the winner’s country of residence. You will be notified if you reside in an embargoed country. In such an event, there will be no prize awarded.
4.4. Some physically shipped prizes may incur taxes or import duties depending upon the winner’s country of residence. The winner is responsible for all such fees and duties. Should the winner elect not to pay those fees, the prize will not be shipped and no prize will be awarded.
5. WINNER NOTIFICATION
5.1. Sponsor will attempt to contact the selected winner, nominee, entrant by email.
5.2. The winner will have one month in which to claim their prize. Failure to respond within this time period will result in forfeiture of the prize, although the Sponsor will make reasonable efforts to contact the winner to ensure this does not happen.
5.3. Any winner found not in compliance with these Terms will be disqualified and will forfeit the
Prize and, at the Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate entrant may be selected until the selected entrant meets all the qualifications outlined in these Terms and can be declared a winner. The Sponsor will not be responsible for failed attempts to contact a selected entrant. 5.4. The eligible winners will have to accept the prize on an AS IS basis and without warranties of any kind whatsoever.
5.5. Prize will not be replaced with monetary substitution by request of the winner. Sponsor may at any time, upon its own discretion, replace the prize with a substitute prize.
5.6. In case the winner does not contact the Sponsor in 30 days after notification and/or announcement, in order to collect the prize, Sponsor may nominate another winner.
5.7. The right to win the prize is personal, and may not be assigned, transferred or otherwise conveyed to any third party whatsoever.
5.8. The winner shall bear alone the responsibility for paying any taxes, fees or otherwise levies anywhere where eligible, related to the Prize or otherwise to the participation in the Contest.
5.9. In case the Prize involves participation in any events, activities, advertisements, or the like, the winner shall bear full responsibility that they will conduct their behavior in accordance with the requirements of any such events, activities, etc., as may be communicated to them at any time by the Sponsor. Winner shall not detriment in any way the good name of the Sponsor. While acting in their capacity of a winner, and the winner provides its consent to the Sponsor to use throughout the world, for an indefinite period, and without compensation of any kind, their name, appearance and image as may be depicted on picture or video, details of the place of residence, and any relevant comments upon the Sponsor’s discretion.
6. INDEMNIFICATION AND WARRANTIES
6.1. You shall, at your sole expense and to the fullest extent permitted by law, indemnify, defend (at Sponsor’s request), and hold harmless the Sponsor, and/or its related third parties, against any and all losses, liabilities, expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) suffered or incurred by either or both of those, by reason of any claim asserted against them. If requested by the Sponsor to defend such a claim, you will not agree to any settlement without the prior written consent of the Sponsor, and the Sponsor shall have the right to participate, at its own expense, in the defense of any such claim with counsel of its own choosing.
6.2. You acknowledge and agree that: (1) You have created, and you have the requisite rights to submit, develop and use your Content/artwork in connection with the Contest;
(2) Your Content/artwork does not infringe or misappropriate any intellectual property or proprietary right of any third party or violate any applicable laws, rules or regulations;
(3) Your Content/artwork is not subject to any restrictions on disclosure, transfer, download, export or re-export under any applicable law, rule or regulation; and
(4) Any information You provide in connection with Your registration for, or participation in, the
Contest is and shall remain true, accurate, and complete, and that You will maintain and update such information regularly. “Claim”; means any claim, suit or proceeding arising out of or in connection with: (1) your Content/artwork or use of your content/artwork, including, without limitation, any assertion that your Content/artwork or the use thereof may infringe any copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property or other rights of any individual or entity, or are a misappropriation of any individual or entity’s trade secret, or contain any libelous, defamatory, disparaging, pornographic, or obscene materials or use thereof caused death or bodily injury or damage to the real or tangible property of any third party; (2) any breach of or failure by You to comply with applicable laws, these Terms or any policies or additional agreements applicable hereto; or (3) Your collection of the Prize (or anyone who receipt the Prize by way of Your authorization).
7. GENERAL RULES
7.1. By submitting you agree that Chaos Software LTD and its affiliates may use your submission(s), fully credited, for promotional purposes on their websites and/or for marketing purposes. You will retain all copyrights to your work.
7.2. As a condition of awarding a Prize, the winner grants to Sponsor the right to use his/her full name (first and last), image and likeness for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes without territorial, time or use limitations, including without limitation online announcements, without additional compensation or notice, unless prohibited by law.
7.3. There are no restrictions on submitting entries that have been submitted to other competitions or previously published in public.
7.4. By submitting to the Contest, you warrant that you have the IP rights or obtained permission to submit the works for public display.
7.5. By entering the Contest, entrants agree to abide by these Terms. The decisions of the Sponsor and its appointed judges with respect to all aspects of the Contest are final and binding.
7.6. By entering the Contest, entrants thereby release the Sponsor, its affiliated companies, their advertising and promotional agencies, and their employees, representatives, agents, partners, shareholders, officers and directors from all liability including responsibility for any loss, damage or injury, caused by participating or their attempt to participate in the Contest or resulting from acceptance of the Prize.
7.7. The Sponsor, its affiliated companies, their advertising and promotional agencies, and their employees, representatives, agents, partners, shareholders, officers and directors assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. They are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any entry to be received by the Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer and other property relating to or resulting from participation in this Contest or from downloading any materials in this Contest.
7.8. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, CHAOS SOFTWARE LTD. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Any attempt to circumvent any of the competition rules or voting systems will result in you being disqualified and permanently banned from all future contests.
7.9. The Sponsor reserves the right at all times at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and these Terms, in whole or in part, in the event of any cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that interferes with the proper conduct of the Contest as contemplated by these Terms, including, without limitation, any error, technical problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, or any other cause.
7.10. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who (1) tampers with, or attempts to tamper with, the entry process; (2) enters the Contest or tries to do so by any means contrary to these Terms or which would be unfair to the other entrants; or (3) violates any of these Terms.
7.12. This Contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and void where prohibited. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Terms or the rights and obligations as between the entrant and the Sponsor in connection with the Contest will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Bulgaria, including procedural provisions, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other jurisdiction’s laws. If a section of these Terms is declared illegal, unenforceable or invalid by a competent court, that section shall be considered invalid, but all unaffected sections will be applied within the limits of the law.