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The Parents Cover Photo Contest and $10,000 Grand Prize Sweepstakes
Void outside the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and where prohibited. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia at the time of entry. By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the sponsor, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this promotion. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. By entering, you understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Facebook.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A CONTEST ENTRY/PHOTO UPLOAD IS NOT REQUIRED TO ENTER SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING THE CONTEST OR SWEEPSTAKES. A CONTEST ENTRY/PHOTO UPLOAD WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING THE SWEEPSTAKES.

Sponsor: Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa (“Sponsor”).

Promotion Period: The 2014 Parents Cover Photo Contest (the “Photo Contest”) and $10,000 Grand Prize Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes,” and collectively with the Photo Contest, the “Promotion”) commence at 10:00:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on March 31, 2014 and end at 8:59 PM ET on June 21, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”).

THE PHOTO CONTEST: During the Promotion Period, there are two (2) ways to enter the Photo Contest and to receive one (1) contest entry (“Contest Entry”).

Facebook Entry: Visit the Parents Magazine Facebook page at facebook.com/parentsmagazine or visit parents.com/jcp (and follow the links to Facebook) and click the 2014 Cover Contest tab. Then, follow the directions provided to complete the entry form and upload one (1) recent photo of your child between the age six (6) years and younger as of the date of entry. You must be a parent or legal guardian of the child depicted in the photo. Photo must be recent (taken within three months of date of entry), unpublished and may not have won any previous prize or award. Photo must be taken by entrant or JCP Portraits photo studio. Photo must be in either .jpeg or .bmp image format and cannot exceed 3 MB in size. A Facebook account is required to enter the Photo Contest via Facebook and is available for free at http://facebook.com; OR
Mobile Entry: Using a web-enabled mobile device, visit Parents.com/cover2014 and follow the links and directions provided to download and install the free Parents Magazine application. After you have downloaded and complete the software installation of the Parents Magazine application, launch the application and follow the direction provided to complete the entry form and upload one (1) recent photo of your child age six (6) years and younger as of the date of entry.. You must be a parent or legal guardian of the child depicted in the photo. Photo must be recent (taken within three months of entry), unpublished and may not have won any previous prize or award. Photo must be taken by entrant or JCP Portraits photo studio. Photo must be in either .jpeg or .bmp image format and cannot exceed 3 MB in size. Note: You must have a data service plan for your wireless device with your wireless service provider and a device that supports the Parents Magazine application to link to the promotional website and mobile entry page. Data rates may apply. See your wireless service provider for pricing plan details and capabilities. If you do not wish to download the Parents Magazine application for your wireless device or do not have a device that supports the Parents Magazine Application and a data service plan from your wireless service provider, you may enter via the Facebook method of entry (see paragraph (1), above).

There is no cost to register or enter. Entering the Photo Contest will automatically register entrant at www.parents.com if entrant has not already registered. See Privacy paragraph below for details on registration. Contest Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or practices, or by any means which subvert the entry process will be void. All Contest Entries must be submitted by 8:59 p.m. ET on June 21, 2014 to be eligible. All Contest Entries are final upon submission and become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

Contest Entry may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:

is sexually explicit or suggestive; unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; contains nudity;
promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message;
is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group; appears to duplicate any other submitted Entries;
defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies;
contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others, without permission; contains any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses;
contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media), without permission;
contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead, without permission;
contains look-alikes of celebrities or other public or private figures, living or dead;
communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which Sponsor wishes to associate; and/or
violates any law.
Contest Entry must be the original, unprofessional work of the entrant and/or a professional photo from the JCP Portraits photo studio, may not have been previously published, may not have won previous awards, and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. If the Contest Entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant, and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the Contest Entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Contest Entry by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, name and likeness permissions from any person (other than your child) who appears in or is identifiable in the Contest Entry. Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor from any entrant at any time. Failure to provide such proof may, if requested, render Contest Entry null and void. By submitting a Contest Entry, entrant warrants and represents that he/she and any persons appearing or who are identifiable in the Contest Entry consent to the submission and use of the Contest Entry in the Photo Contest and to its use as otherwise set forth herein. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to verify any element of any Contest Entry or related materials, request additional information and to disqualify any entrant whose participation may subject the Photo Contest or Promotion, Sponsor, or Sponsor's advertisers, clients, or customers to controversy, negative publicity, scorn, or ridicule.

By submitting a Contest Entry, entrant hereby grants permission for the Contest Entry to be posted at http://parents.com/photo or other websites. Entrant agrees that Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for any unauthorized use of Contest Entries by third parties. Released Parties do not guarantee the posting of any Contest Entry and reserve the right to remove any posted Contest Entry at any time whatsoever and/or for any reason.

LICENSE FOR USE OF ENTRIES: By submitting a Contest Entry, each entrant grants, and represents and warrants that the entrant has the rights and authority necessary to grant, Sponsor an irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully sublicensable license and right to exploit, edit, modify, and distribute the Contest Entry and all elements of such Contest Entry, including, without limitation, the photo and the likenesses of any locations and/or persons embodied therein, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity without compensation, permission or notification to entrant or any third party. You further represent and warrant that you did not work with parties in conjunction with your Contest Entry who are: (i) represented under contract (e.g., by a talent agency or manager) that would limit or impair Sponsor’s ability to display your Contest Entry in any media form; (ii) subject to an acting or modeling contract that would make your/their appearance in the Contest Entry a violation of any third-party rights; or (iii) under any other contractual relationship, including but not limited to guild and/or union memberships, that may prevent Sponsor from being able to use the Contest Entry worldwide in all media in perpetuity on a royalty-free basis, without any payment or fee obligations.

CONTEST ENTRY LIMIT: One (1) Contest Entry per eligible child per household throughout the Promotion Period, regardless of the parent/legal guardian submitting Contest Entry. For entrants who are the parent or legal guardian of more than one (1) eligible child, the entry process must be completed separately for each eligible child. Contest Entries received from any person, email address and/or Facebook account in excess of the above stated limitation will be void. You may only use (1) email address and one (1) Facebook account to enter this Photo Contest.

ELIGIBILITY: Photo Contest is open to each legal resident of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older, who is the parent or legal guardian of a child age six (6) years and younger at the time of entry and who is depicted in the Contest Entry photo submitted. Employees of Sponsor, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., Lifetouch Portrait Studios Inc. and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Photo Contest and/or their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members (regardless of where they reside) or household members, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. “Immediate family members” shall mean spouses, parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, and their respective spouses. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.

PHOTO CONTEST JUDGING AND WINNER SELECTION

Contest Entries will be divided into two (2) categories (each, a “Category”) based on the gender of your child, as indicated on the entry form. There will be three (3) rounds of judging to determine the Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner, as detailed below:

First Round: On or about July 7, 2014, a panel of qualified judges selected by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will judge all eligible Contest Entries received for each Category based on the following criteria: overall appearance of the child as shown in the photo (34%), personality of child as expressed through the photo (33%) and photos representation of the Parents brand aesthetic [please confirm] (33%). The ten (10) Contest Entries for each Category receiving the highest total scores will be deemed potential Semi-finalists for that Category and will advance to the Second Round. Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than ten (10) Semi-finalists per Category if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Contest Entries for such Category. On or about July 8, 2014, potential Semi-finalists will be notified by email and/or telephone to confirm compliance with the eligibility requirements stated herein and will be required to submit via email five (5) additional non-professional photos of the child depicted in the Semi-finalist Entry, taken between July 8, 2014, and July 11, 2014. Photos must be received by Sponsor via email no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on July 11, 2014. If such photos are not submitted within the specified time period, Semi-finalist notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact a Semi-finalist or a Semi-finalist is not in compliance with these Official Rules, an alternate Semi-finalist for the applicable Category may be notified, at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

Second Round: On or about July 15, 2014, a qualified panel of judges selected by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will judge the five (5) additional photos submitted by the ten (10) Semi-finalists for each Category based on the judging criteria detailed above. The judges will determine nine (9) total potential Photo Contest Finalists, who will advance to the Third Round. The four (4) or five (5) Semi-Finalist from each Category receiving the highest total scores for that Category will be deemed the potential Photo Contest Finalists. The exact number (4 or 5) of Semi-Finalists from each Category that will be deemed potential Photo Contest Finalists will depend on the gender of the potential Photo Contest Finalist determined by public voting during the Finalist Voting Period, as detailed below. For example, in the event that the potential Photo Contest Finalist determined through public voting is a boy, then the judges will select four (4) potential Photo Contest Finalists from the Boy Category and five (5) from the Girl Category. Sponsor reserves the right to advance fewer than nine (9) Photo Contest Finalists if fewer than twenty (20) Semi-finalists are selected in the First Round of judging.

If a tie occurs in the First Round or Second Round, the Contest Entry from among the tied Contest Entries having the highest score in the criterion of overall appearance of child as shown in the applicable photo(s) will be deemed the Semi-finalist or Finalist. Decisions of judges are final and binding in all respects.

READER’S CHOICE PHOTO CONTEST WEEKLY WINNER AND FINALIST SELECTION: The Promotion Period is divided into twelve (12) Readers’ Choice weekly entry periods (each, a “Weekly Entry Period”) and twelve (12) Readers’ Choice weekly voting periods (each, a “Voting Period”) for the Reader’s Choice portion of the Photo Contest as detailed below.

Readers’ Choice Photo Faves Weekly Entry Periods and Voting Periods:
Weekly Entry Period 1: For Contest Entries submitted between 10:00 a.m. ET 3/31/2014 and 11:59 p.m. ET on 4/5/2014, the Photo Faves Voting Period begins 7:00 a.m. ET on 4/7/2014 at and ends 11:59 p.m. ET at 4/13/2014

Weekly Entry Period 2: For Contest Entries submitted between 12:00:00 a.m. ET on 4/6/2014 and 11:59 p.m. ET on 4/12/2014 at, the Photo Faves Voting Period begins 7:00 a.m. ET on 4/14/2014 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on 4/20/2014.

Weekly Entry Period 3: For Contest Entries submitted between 12:00:00 a.m. ET 4/13/2014 and 11:59 p.m. ET on 4/19/2014, the Photo Faves Voting Period begins 7:00 a.m. ET on 4/21/2014 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on 4/27/2014

Weekly Entry Period 4: For Contest Entries submitted between 12:00:00 a.m. ET on 4/20/2014 and 11:59 p.m. ET on 4/26/2014, the Photo Faves Voting Period begins 7:00 a.m. ET 4/28/2014 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on 5/4/2014

Weekly Entry Period 5: For Contest Entries submitted between 12:00:00 a.m. ET on 4/27/2014 and 11:59 p.m. ET on 5/3/2014, the Photo Faves Voting Period begins 7:00 a.m. ET on 5/5/2014 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on 5/11/2014

Weekly Entry Period 6: For Contest Entries submitted between 12:00:00 a.m. ET on 5/4/2014 and 11:59 p.m. ET on 5/10/2014, the Photo Faves Voting Period begins 7:00 a.m. ET on 5/12/2014 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on 5/18/2014

Weekly Entry Period 7: For Contest Entries submitted between 12:00:00 a.m. ET on 5/11/2014 and 11:59 p.m. ET on 5/17/2014, the Photo Faves Voting Period begins 7:00 a.m. ET on 5/19/2014 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on 5/25/2014

Weekly Entry Period 8: For Contest Entries submitted between 12:00:00 a.m. ET 5/18/2014 and 11:59 p.m. ET on 5/24/2014, the Photo Faves Voting Period begins 7:00 a.m. ET on 5/26/2014 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on 6/1/2014

Weekly Entry Period 9: For Contest Entries submitted between 12:00:00 a.m. ET on 5/25/2014 and 11:59 p.m. ET on 5/31/2014, the Photo Faves Voting Period begins 7:00 a.m. ET on 6/2/2014 and 11:59 p.m. ET on ends 6/8/2014

Weekly Entry Period 10: For Contest Entries submitted between 12:00:00 a.m. ET on 6/1/2014 and 11:59 p.m. ET on 6/7/2014, the Photo Faves Voting Period begins 7:00 a.m. ET on 6/9/2014 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on 6/15/2014

Weekly Entry Period 11: For Contest Entries submitted between 12:00:00 a.m. ET on 6/8/2014 and 11:59 p.m. ET on 6/14/2014 at, the Photo Faves Voting Period begins 7:00 a.m. ET on 6/16/2014 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on 6/22/2014

Weekly Entry Period 12: For Contest Entries submitted between 12:00:00 a.m. ET on 6/15/2014 and 8:59 p.m. ET on 6/21/2014 at, the Photo Faves Voting Period begins 7:00 a.m. ET on 6/23/2014 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on 6/29/2014

One (1) Photo Contest Finalist will be determined by public voting. During each Voting Period, all eligible Contest Entries received throughout the applicable, corresponding Weekly Entry Period will be posted for voting at www.parents.com/photo. The general public will be invited to register at www.parents.com and vote for their favorite Contest Entry. Limit one (1) vote per person and per email address per day throughout each Voting Period. The one (1) Contest Entry with the highest total number of valid votes during a Voting Period will be deemed the potential Readers’ Choice Weekly Winner for the applicable Weekly Entry Period. In the event of a tie, a qualified panel of judges will determine the Weekly Readers’ Choice Winner for the applicable Weekly Entry Period from among the tied Contest Entries based on photogenic appeal of the child. Each entrant will receive an email notification at the start of the applicable Voting Period in which his/her Contest Entry will be posted in the Photo Faves gallery and provided a specified URL link to the voting page of his/her Contest Entry. There will be twelve (12) total Weekly Readers’ Choice Winners.

On or about July 7, 2014, the twelve (12) weekly Readers’ Choice Winners’ Contest Entries will be posted for voting on the Parents Voting Application at www.facebook.com/parentsmagazine. Individuals with a Facebook account will be invited to vote for their favorite Weekly Readers’ Choice Winner’s Contest Entry from July 7, 2014 at 12:01 p.m. ET to July 13, 2014 at 11:59 a.m. ET (“Finalist Voting Period”). Limit one (1) vote per person and per email account and per Facebook account per day throughout the Finalist Voting Period. The Weekly Readers’ Choice Winner with the highest total number of votes will be deemed a potential Photo Contest Finalist, subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, and will travel to New York on the dates indicated with the nine (9) other Finalists selected in the Second Round of judging. In the event of a tie in votes among Readers’ Choice Weekly Winners Contest Entries, a qualified panel of judges selected by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will determine the Photo Contest Finalist from among the tied Readers’ Choice Weekly Winner Contest Entries based on photogenic appeal of the child. VOTE COUNTS DISPLAYED ONLINE MAY NOT BE ACCURATE. RESULTS ARE UNOFFICIAL UNTIL ALL ONLINE VOTES HAVE BEEN COUNTED AND VERIFIED BY SPONSOR. Votes received from any person or Facebook account in excess of the stated limitation will be void. Entrants are prohibited from obtaining votes by any fraudulent or inappropriate means, including, without limitation, offering prizes or other inducements to members of the public, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

The ten (10) potential Photo Contest Finalists will be notified by email, mail and/or telephone on or about July 18, 2014. Potential Photo Contest Finalists will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Ownership, IRS W9 form, License of Work and Release of Liability/Publicity within ten (10) days of date of notification or an alternate potential Photo Contest Finalist may be selected. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact a potential Photo Contest Finalist or a potential Photo Contest Finalist is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate Photo Contest Finalist may be selected. To be eligible as a Photo Contest Finalist, each Photo Contest Finalist and his/her child depicted in the photos will be required to travel to New York for a Parents magazine photo shoot (travel provided by Sponsor as part of Contest prize - see Photo Contest Finalist Prize section below for details), departing on or about August 5, 2014 and returning on or about August 7, 2014. Failure to attend the photo shoot and/or travel on specified dates for any reason will result in disqualification. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify a Finalist for any reason, including without limitation, behavior of Finalist or Finalist's child at the photo shoot.

Third Round: On or about September 1, 2014, a panel of qualified judges selected by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will judge the ten (10) Photo Contest Finalists’ photo shoot photos based on the following criteria: appearance of child as shown in the photos from the photo shoot (50%) and personality of child as expressed through the photos from the photo shoot (50%). The one (1) Photo Contest Finalist with the highest total score will be deemed the potential Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner. In event of a tie, an additional tie-breaking judge will judge the photo shoot photos of the tied Photo Contests Finalists based on the Third Round judging criteria to determine the Grand Prize Winner.

PRIZES (23): PHOTO CONTEST GRAND PRIZE (1): A $100 American Express gift card; Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $100 and the opportunity to be featured on the cover of a future issue of Parents Magazine. Gift card is subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. The opportunity to appear on the cover of Parent magazine has no retail value, and if this prize component is not available and/or cannot be awarded for any reason, the remaining element of the prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor’s prize obligation to Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded.

READERS' CHOICE WEEKLY WINNER PRIZES (12): A $250 JC Penney gift card; ARV: $250 each. Gift card is subject to JCPenney's standard policies, terms, and provisions regarding the use and redemption of Gift cards, including, without limitation, policies regarding cash refunds for returned merchandise.

PHOTO CONTEST FINALIST PRIZES (10): A Parents magazine photo shoot prize package for Photo Contest Finalist and his/her child depicted in the Contest Entry in August 2014, including i) round-trip coach-class air transportation for Finalist and his/her child from the major U.S. airport nearest Finalist's home (determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) to New York, NY; ii) ground transportation between airport/hotel/photo shoot location; iii) three (3) days and two (2) nights standard hotel accommodations at a hotel of Sponsor's choice (one (1) room, double occupancy); and iv) a stipend of $150.00 (awarded as an American Express gift card) which may be used for food and miscellaneous expenses while in New York City; ARV of Photo Contest Finalist prize package: $3,000.00 each.

PHOTO CONTEST FINALIST PRIZE CONDITIONS: If Photo Contest Finalist resides within a 100-mile radius of New York, NY, ground transportation will be provided in lieu of air transportation and no compensation or substitution will be provided in lieu thereof. Actual value of trip, including without limitation air transportation and hotel accommodations, may vary based on point of departure, dates of travel and rates at time of booking. Any difference between stated ARV and actual value will not be awarded. Trip must be taken on dates specified by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation to such Photo Contest Finalist. Dates are subject to change at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Photo Contest Finalist and his/her child must travel together on the same itinerary and Photo Contest Finalist is responsible for obtaining any necessary documentation for himself/herself and child (i.e., valid photo ID) prior to travel. Photo Contest Finalist must accompany his/her child at all times during trip. In the event that a prize component is not available for any reason, the remaining elements of the prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor’s prize obligation to Photo Contest Finalist and no additional compensation will be awarded. All travel arrangements and reservations must be made through Sponsor’s agent, on a carrier of Sponsor’s choice and on dates selected by Sponsor. Gift card is subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. All applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, and all other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including without limitation additional ground transportation, meals, souvenirs, luggage fees, incidentals, souvenirs and gratuities are the sole responsibility of the Photo Contest Finalist. Released Parties (as defined below) disclaim all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any prize (or portion thereof) accepted by Photo Contest Finalist. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules.

GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS: Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners and/or Photo Contest Finalists may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Winners and/or Photo Contest Finalists are responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Released Parties (as defined below) disclaim all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any prize accepted by the Winners and/or Photo Contest Finalists. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules.

SWEEPSTAKES: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PHOTO CONTEST ENTRY IS NOT REQUIRED TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE OR CONTEST ENTRY WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Promotion Period, there are three (3) ways to enter the Sweepstakes: 1) Via Contest Entry: All entrants who submit an eligible Contest Entry into the Photo Contest will automatically receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry (“Sweepstakes Entry”); OR TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES WITHOUT SUBMITTING A CONTEST ENTRY: 2) Via Facebook: Visit the Parents Magazine Facebook Page at www.Facebook.com/ParentsMagazine or parents.com/jcpportraits (and follow the links to Facebook), click on the Parents Cover Contest tab, follow the links to enter the Sweepstakes without submitting a Contest entry and follow the instructions provided to submit a completed online entry form to receive one (1) Sweepstakes Entry; OR 3) Via Parents.com: Visit Parents.com/cover2014 and follow the instructions provided to submit a completed online entry form to receive one (1) Sweepstakes Entry.

Entering the Sweepstakes will automatically register entrant at www.parents.com if entrant has not already registered. See Privacy paragraph below for details on registration. There is no cost to enter or register. Sweepstakes Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or practices, or by any means which subvert the entry process will be void. All Sweepstakes Entries must be submitted by 8:59 p.m. ET on June 21, 2014 to be eligible. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

LIMIT: One (1) Sweepstakes Entry per person and per email address throughout the Promotion Period, regardless of method of entry. Sweepstakes Entries received from any person or email address in excess of the stated limitation will be void. You may only use one (1) email address to enter this Sweepstakes.

SWEEPSTAKES ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older. Employees of Sponsor and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members (regardless of where they reside) or household members, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. "Immediate family members" shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.

SWEEPSTAKES RANDOM DRAWING: On or about July 7, 2014, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible Sweepstakes Entries received throughout the Promotion Period to select one (1) potential Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winner. Odds of winning the Sweepstakes depend upon the number of eligible Sweepstakes Entries received and combined throughout the Promotion Period.

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winner will be notified via email and/or mail and will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, IRS W9 form, and Release of Liability/Publicity within ten (10) days of date of notification or an alternate potential Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winner may be selected in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible Sweepstakes Entries. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact potential Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winner or potential Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winner may be selected.

SWEEPSTAKES GRAND PRIZE (1): A $10,000 check; ARV: $10,000. Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer prize, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

PRIVACY: Registration at parents.com is required to enter the Contest and/or Sweepstakes. When you register, we collect personally identifying information about you, including your name, complete mailing address, and email address. The information that you provide will be added to a centralized Sponsor database and you will simultaneously be registered for Sponsor's other websites as well. By entering and providing the required registration information, you acknowledge that Sponsor may send you information, samples, or special offers it believes may be of interest to you about its publications or other complementary goods offered by Sponsor. Sponsor may also include your name and postal address in postal address lists that Sponsor sells or rents to third parties for marketing purposes. Your email address will not be sold or rented to third parties. For more information about how Sponsor uses the information you provide, see Sponsor's privacy policy at www.meredith.com/privacy.html. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO SHARE YOUR INFORMATION, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS PROMOTION.

ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Promotion, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prizes (or portion thereof) awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at a AAA regional office in New York, NY; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, including attorneys’ fees, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Promotion), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

RELEASES: By participating in this Promotion, entrants agree to release Sponsor, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., Lifetouch Portrait Studios Inc., Facebook and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Promotion and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, 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, damage or death arising in any manner, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Promotion and/or acceptance or use of any prize (including any travel/activity related thereto).

OTHER: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, undelivered, garbled or misdirected Contest Entries, Sweepstakes Entries, photos, application downloads or installations, votes, emails or registrations; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Promotion, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing of Contest Entries, Sweepstakes Entries, or emails, application downloads or installations, the tabulation of votes, the announcement of the Finalists, Winners or prizes, or in any Promotion-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Promotion or downloading materials from or use of the website. 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 (or any portion thereof) if the Promotion (or portion thereof) is compromised by virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, or any other causes which, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, proper play or integrity of the Promotion (or portion thereof). In the event of cancellation or termination of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right to determine the potential Contest Finalists and/or Contest Grand Prize Winners from among all eligible, non-suspect Contest Entries received prior to date of cancellation or termination using applicable judging criteria detailed herein. In the event of cancellation or termination of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right to select the potential Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Sweepstakes Entries received prior to date of cancellation or termination. In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, Entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account associated with the Entry and he/she must comply with these Official Rules. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission to use each entrant's name, hometown (city and state), voice, biographical information, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this Promotion 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. Promotion is subject to all applicable U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. Contest Finalists will each be issued an IRS 1099-MISC tax form in the amount of the prize retail value as stated herein.

FINALISTS’/WINNERS’ NAMES: For the names of Photo Contest or Sweepstakes Finalists and/or Winners, visit www.facebook.com/parentsmagazine on or about September 30, 2014 OR send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Winners’ List, Attn: Parents Cover Photo Contest/$10,000 Sweepstakes, 805 Third Ave, New York, NY 10022.