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ArtLA Student Artist of the Year 2012 – ends 6/10/12

ArtLA Student Artist of the Year 2012 Contest Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.

1. HOW TO ENTER

a. These rules govern the ArtLA Student Artist of the Year 2012 Rules (the “Contest”) being conducted by ArtLA (the “Site”) beginning on Tuesaday, January 17, 2012 12:00am Pacific Time (“PT”) and ending on, Tuesday, June 10, 2012 12:00am PT.

All entries must be submitted online on ArtLA.com. Participants must register for an account and be signed in to submit an entry. Entries must be submitted using these file types: .JPG, .PNG, or .GIF format. Each contestant can only upload one image for the contest. No multiple entries. Each entry can be submitted to only ONE category. No Copyright infringement. All work must be released for individual usage or purpose usage grants. All entries must contain copyright-free art or art released for entrant’s and public use. No unauthorized use of any copyright images, text or other material will be accepted. Contest begins on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 12:00am Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on Tuesday, June 10, 2012 12:00am PT. In the event, that the selected contest winner is found to be ineligible, the next eligible artist that received the most votes on ArtLA.com will be declared the winner. The Site is not responsible for power outages, delays, equipment malfunctions and any other technological difficulties that may prevent an individual from completing his/her vote.

2. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS

a. The Contest is open to all students who are enrolled in a licensed educational institution at the time of registration. Employees of the Site, its owners, subsidiary and affiliated entities, Site’s advertising and promotional agencies, its participating sponsors, the members of their immediate families (spouse, parent, sibling or child) and those living in the same household of each (whether related or not), are ineligible to enter or win. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

b. The winner must provide valid school-issued photo identification and provide their complete address, email address and phone number to claim a prize.

c. Entrants are required to provide truthful information, and the Site will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent. The Site will disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements.

3. PRIZES

a. One winner will win a $10.000 cash prize, a complimentary Presidential Package on ArtLA.com, an Exhibition at the ArtLA Gallery in Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California, an Apple MacBook Pro, Adobe Creative Suite 5.5, Epson Stylus Photo R2000, and a Blick Gift Certificate worth $500. The remaining four contestants will have the option of participating in a Group Show exhibition at the ArtLA Gallery. The winner of the competition will be solely responsible for all taxes and all other fees and expenses not specified herein associated with the receipt and use of the prize. The Site accepts no responsibility for repairing any real or supposed damage to any Prize.

b. All prizes or prize certificates may be picked up at the office of the Site at the address below. The winners will forfeit any prize or prize certificate not claimed within thirty (30) days of winning. In the event that a prize or prize certificate is mailed to the winner, it will be with the prior written consent of the winner and therefore, winner assumes the risk of its loss. The Site is not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize or prize certificate. The ArtLA Contest does not have control of international mailing systems.

c. There is no substitution, transfer or cash equivalent for prizes. The prizes are expressly limited to the item(s) listed above and unless otherwise expressly specified, do not include taxes, gratuities or any other expenses. Other restrictions may apply.

4. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION

a. Decisions of the Site management with respect to the Contest are final.
b. Five (5) winners with the most votes on June 10, 2012, will proceed to the semi-finals. A panel of judges will then pick the winner, which will be announced on June 17, 2012, between 7:00 am PDT and 8:00 am PDT.
c. Odds of winning a Prize depend upon the number of online votes received.
d. Prize winners AND voters must register on ArtLA.com to participate. Contestants and Voters are allowed one vote per day. The winner does not need to be present to win.
e. The winners must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release within ten (10) days of winning or prize will be forfeited. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release within the required time period, or if a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner forfeits the prize.

5. CONDITIONS 

a. Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner. If the contest winner lives within the United States of America, the winner will be required to complete and submit an IRS Form W-9 with the winner’s full Social Security Number or the equivalent for receipt of any prize valued at $600 or more or for any prizes awarded by the Site in a calendar year with an aggregate value of $600 or more. Failure to submit a complete W-9 or equivalent will result in forfeiture of the prize. Such winnings of $600 or more will be reported to the IRS.

b. By participating in the Contest, the winner agrees to have the winner’s name, voice and likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to the Contest without additional financial or other compensation, and, where legal, to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize.

c. Prior to awarding any prize or prize certificate, the Site, in its sole discretion, may require Contest winner (and any travel companion(s) or guest(s)) to sign a liability release, agreeing to release and hold harmless the Site, its licensee, the licensee’s parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, their respective officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives and all of their successors and assigns from and against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize and participation in the Contest.

d. If for any reason this Contest cannot be executed as planned, including, but not limited to, as a result of infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Site that corrupt or affect the security, administration, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, or if the Contest is compromised or becomes technically corrupted in any way, electronically or otherwise, the Site reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Contest. If the Contest is terminated before the original end date, the Site reserves the right to select the winners by random drawing from among all eligible non-suspect entries received as of the termination time/date or otherwise modify the procedure for selecting winners.

e. The Site, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Site. Failure to comply with the rules of the Contest may result in a contestant’s disqualification and/or forfeiture of any prize or prizes. If the Site makes a good faith determination that an entrant has cheated or committed fraudulent activity in connection with the Contest, the Site reserves the right to disqualify that entrant from entering and/or winning future Contests and to prosecute and seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

f. The Site reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the Contest, including, without limitation, the substitution of a prize of equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcement. If due to circumstances beyond the control of the Site, any competition or prize-related event or travel is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, the Site reserves the right, but not the obligation, to cancel or modify the Contest and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.

g. The Site is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the Contest or in the announcement of a prize.

6. VOTING
a. Only one (1) vote per person per email address in a 24 hour period.
b. The site reserves the right to remove any votes that is deemed fraudulent.



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