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COMPETITION DESCRIPTION. The IKEA FAMILY Global Soft Toy Drawing Competition (the "Competition") is a drawing submission competition offering eligible entrants with the opportunity to enter their children’s drawing of a soft toy along with a brief description of the soft toy’s attributes (collectively, the “Submission”) into the Competition. Up to three (3) winners per store (forty seven (47) stores - one hundred forty one (141) winners) will be chosen in this Competition to receive a Semi-Finalist prize and twenty (20) Semi-Finalists will be selected to compete as finalists in the “Global Competition” against finalists from around the world to win a “Global Prize”, as described herein. There will be separate rules governing each country specific competition and the Global Competition and there is no guarantee that one of the Finalists selected from this Competition will win a Global Prize.
The Competition will flow as follows:
The Sponsor of this Competition is IKEA North America Services, LLC ("Sponsor"), which has its principal place of business at 420 Alan Wood Road, Conshohocken, PA 19428. By participating in this Competition, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.
ELIGIBILITY: Competition is open only to legal U.S. residents residing in the fifty (50) United States or Washington D.C. who are eighteen (18) years of age or older, and are the parent or legal guardian of a child no older than twelve (12) years of age, and are members of the IKEA FAMILY loyalty program. Employees, officers, directors and agents, of Sponsor and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, agents and advertising agencies (collectively, the "Competition Entities"), and their immediate families (parents, siblings, children and/or spouses), regardless of where they live, or members of the same household (whether related or not), are not eligible to enter or win any prizes. Competition is void where prohibited by law.
HOW TO ENTER: There are three (3) ways to enter the Competition.
Submissions should consist of a drawing of a character of child’s own design, which they would like to see transformed into an IKEA soft toy, along with a brief description of his/her characters’ attributes (e.g. its name, favorite activity, favorite food, etc.). Additionally, each Drawing that is submitted into the Competition must meet the following “Submission Requirements” (any Submission that, in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, violates the following criteria will be disqualified):
No other form of participation is valid. Limit one (1) entry per child of entrant. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than one (1) entry per child of entrant by using multiple/different e-mail addresses, identities or any other methods will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant will be disqualified. The Website’s computer is the official timekeeping device for this Competition. No automated entry devices and/or programs permitted. Entries generated by a script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified. Entrants must provide all information requested to be eligible to win. Incomplete, unreadable, or unintelligible entries will be disqualified. Submissions will become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged by the Sponsor.
SEMI-FINALIST SELECTION: During the Voting Period, all eligible Drawings (in accordance with the Submission Requirements) will be uploaded to an online viewing gallery on the Website. Voting is limited to one (1) vote per email address, per day, per submission. Duplicate daily votes (determined by cookies, IP address and email address) will be excluded from the final vote count. At the close of the Voting Period, the Drawing with the most votes in each age category corresponding to each Store will be a potential Semi-Finalist. For purposes of this Competition, the age categories are: a) 0 – 4; b) 5 – 8; and c) 9 – 12.
The potential Semi-Finalists will be notified by email using contact information provided at the time of entry and must execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, unless prohibited by law, a publicity release and other related documents required by the Competition Entities (the “Prize Claim Documents”), within a reasonable amount of time, as determined by the Competition Entities in their sole discretion. Potential Semi-Finalists will not be eligible to receive a prize until all properly completed Prize Claim Documents are received. Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer Semi-Finalists than are set forth herein in this Competition if there are fewer eligible entries than prizes available or for any other reason in accordance with these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to select Semi-Finalists from non-vote-receiving Submissions if a Store receives no Submissions receiving online votes for any of the age categories.
Sponsor shall have no liability for any Semi-Finalist notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by a potential Semi-Finalist for any reason. If any potential Semi-Finalist does not respond within the time required by Sponsor, or if the Semi-Finalist notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to any potential Semi-Finalist, such potential Semi-Finalist will forfeit his or her prize and an alternate Semi-Finalist may be selected based on the results of the Voting Period. If any potential Semi-Finalist is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines the prize for any reason, such potential Semi-Finalist will be disqualified and the prize may be awarded to the next highest scoring Drawing.
GLOBAL COMPETITION FINALIST SELECTION: The twenty (20) Semi-Finalists receiving the most votes during the Voting Period across all stores and all age categories will be entered into the Global Competition as the Competition Finalists.
IKEA Picks will be chosen by representatives of the Sponsor based on the following equally weighted judging criteria: creativity; originality; and overall design feasibility. Each individual country’s local/store competition will be governed by separate Official Rules or Terms and Conditions and the Global Competition will be subject to separate Official Rules available here. There is no guarantee that a Submission from this Competition will win a Global Competition prize.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES/INDEMNIFICATION: Each person who enters this Competition represents and warrants as follows: (i) the Submission is the entrant’s eligible child’s own original, previously unpublished, and previously unproduced work; (ii) the Submission does not contain any computer virus and is otherwise uncorrupted; (iii) as of the date of entry, the Submission is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim; (iv) the Submission does not and will not violate or infringe upon the intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or entity; and (v) the Submission does not and will not violate any applicable laws, and is not and will not be defamatory or libelous. Each entrant hereby agrees to indemnify and hold the Competition Entities 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.
GRANT OF RIGHTS: Each entrant into the Competition hereby irrevocably grants to Sponsor, its designees, affiliates, successors and assigns, the non-exclusive, irrevocable, fully paid, universal license to use, copy, sublicense, transmit, distribute, publicly perform, publish, delete or display the Submission in any media now known or hereafter devised including, but not limited to all forms of electronic media, print media and all forms of internet and wireless protocol in perpetuity and throughout the universe for advertising, marketing, publicity and promotional purposes in connection with the Competition and other promotions. Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to edit, composite, morph, scan, duplicate, or alter the Submission for any purpose which Sponsor deems necessary or desirable, and each entrant irrevocably waives any and all so-called moral rights they may have therein.
PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES:
One hundred forty one (141) Semi-Finalist prizes are available (one (1) per age category per participating IKEA US Store). Each Semi-Finalist Prize consists of a $25 IKEA Gift Card. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each Semi-Finalist Prize is $25.00.
Five (5) Global Prizes are available. Each Global Prize winner will have his/her winning Submission turned into a limited production run soft toy for sale in IKEA stores globally (there is no guarantee that an entrant in this Competition will win a Global Prize and no guarantee that IKEA US will participate in the sale of the limited edition soft toys). Additionally, each Global Prize winner will receive one (1) of his/her produced soft toy. The ARV of each Global Prize is $7.99.
Gift Cards may be subject to separate terms and conditions imposed by issuer. Except as otherwise noted herein, no cash alternative or prize substitutions will be allowed, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize(s) of comparable value if a prize listed is unavailable for any reason. Prize winners shall be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and the reporting consequences thereof, and for any other fees or costs associated with the applicable prize.
GENERAL: Entrants agree that the Competition Entities (a) shall not be responsible or liable for any losses, damages or injuries of any kind resulting from participation in the Competition or any Competition-related activity, or from entrants’ acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize, and (b) have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to the prize(s), including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any damage to an entrant’s computer system which is occasioned by accessing the Website or participating in the Competition, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Competition Entities are not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged, or stolen entries, or prize notifications; or for lost, interrupted, inaccessible or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet Service Providers, websites, or other connections; or for miscommunications, failed, jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected computer, telephone or cable transmissions; or for any technical malfunctions, failures, difficulties or other errors of any kind or nature; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or the Website, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsman-like or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Competition, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. In the event an insufficient number of eligible entries are received or Sponsor is prevented from awarding prize(s) or continuing with the Competition as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Competition. If the Competition is terminated for any reason before the designated end date, Sponsor will (if possible) select the potential Semi-Finalist/Finalists or winner from all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination. These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in a written document issued in accordance with the law by a duly authorized representative of Sponsor. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
NO OBLIGATION TO USE: Sponsor shall have no obligation (express or implied) to use any Submission, or to otherwise exploit any Submission or, if commenced, to continue the distribution or exploitation thereof, and Sponsor may at any time abandon the use of the any Submission for any reason, with or without legal justification or excuse, and entrants shall not be entitled to any damages or other relief by reason thereof.
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 COMPETITION SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OR CONFLICT OF LAW RULES OR PROVISIONS THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF ANY OTHER STATE’S LAWS.
WINNER’S LIST: For the names of the Semi-Finalists, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Attention: IKEA FAMILY Global Soft Toy Drawing Competition Winners, c/o 89 Degrees, 25 Burlington Mall Road, Suite 610, Burlington, MA 01803. Requests must be received by February 20, 2018.