Adorable Kid Photo Contest

 

Official Rules

 

Void outside the 50 United States, 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 contest. Internet access and photo uploading capability required to enter.

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

CONTEST PERIOD: The Adorable Kid Photo Contest ("Contest") begins at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("E.T.") on 8/05/12 and ends at 11:59 p.m. E.T. on 1/19/13 ("Contest Period"). The Contest Period is divided into twenty-four (24) weekly entry periods (each, a “Weekly Entry Period) and twenty-four (24) weekly voting periods (each, a “Weekly Entry Period”) as detailed below:

 

-Weekly Entry Period 1: For Contest Entries submitted between 8/05/2012 at 11:00 a.m. E.T. and 8/11/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T., the Photo Faves Weekly Voting Period 2 begins 8/13/2012 at 7:00 a.m. E.T. and ends 8/19/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T.


-Weekly Entry Period 2: For Contest Entries submitted between 8/12/2012 at 12:00 a.m. E.T. and 8/18/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T., the Photo Faves Weekly Voting Period 3 begins 8/20/2012 at 7:00 a.m. E.T. and ends 8/26/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T.


-Weekly Entry Period 3: For Contest Entries submitted between 8/19/2012 at 12:00 a.m. E.T. and 8/25/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T., the Photo Faves Weekly Voting Period 4 begins 8/27/2012 at 7:00 a.m. E.T. and ends 9/02/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T.


-Weekly Entry Period 4: For Contest Entries submitted between 8/26/2012 at 12:00 a.m. E.T. and 9/01/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T., the Photo Faves Weekly Voting Period 5 begins 9/03/2012 at 7:00 a.m. E.T. and ends 9/09/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T.


-Weekly Entry Period 5: For Contest Entries submitted between 9/02/2012 at 12:00 a.m. E.T. and 9/08/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T., the Photo Faves Weekly Voting Period 6 begins 9/10/2012 at 7:00 a.m. E.T. and ends 9/16/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T.


-Weekly Entry Period 6: For Contest Entries submitted between 9/09/2012 at 12:00 a.m. E.T. and 9/15/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T., the Photo Faves Weekly Voting Period 7 begins 9/17/2012 at 7:00 a.m. E.T. and ends 9/23/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T.


-Weekly Entry Period 7: For Contest Entries submitted between 9/16/2012 at 12:00 a.m. E.T. and 9/22/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T., the Photo Faves Weekly Voting Period 8 begins 9/24/2012 at 7:00 a.m. E.T. and ends 9/30/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T.


-Weekly Entry Period 8: For Contest Entries submitted between 9/23/2012 at 12:00 a.m. E.T. and 9/29/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T., the Photo Faves Weekly Voting Period 9 begins 10/01/2012 at 7:00 a.m. E.T. and ends 10/07/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T.


-Weekly Entry Period 9: For Contest Entries submitted between 9/30/2012 at 12:00 a.m. E.T. and 10/06/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T., the Photo Faves Weekly Voting Period 10 begins 10/08/2012 at 7:00 a.m. E.T. and ends 10/14/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T.


-Weekly Entry Period 10: For Contest Entries submitted between 10/07/2012 at 12:00 a.m. E.T. and 10/13/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T., the Photo Faves Weekly Voting Period 11 begins 10/15/2012 at 7:00 a.m. E.T. and ends 10/21/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T.


-Weekly Entry Period 11: For Contest Entries submitted between 10/14/2012 at 12:00 a.m. E.T. and 10/20/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T., the Photo Faves Weekly Voting Period 12 begins 10/22/2012 at 7:00 a.m. E.T. and ends 10/28/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T.


-Weekly Entry Period 12: For Contest Entries submitted between 10/21/2012 at 12:00 a.m. E.T. and 10/27/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T., the Photo Faves Weekly Voting Period 13 begins 10/29/2012 at 7:00 a.m. E.T. and ends 11/04/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T.


-Weekly Entry Period 13: For Contest Entries submitted between 10/28/2012 at 12:00 a.m. E.T. and 11/03/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T., the Photo Faves Weekly Voting Period 14 begins 11/05/2012 at 7:00 a.m. E.T. and ends 11/11/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T.


-Weekly Entry Period 14: For Contest Entries submitted between 11/04/2012 at 12:00 a.m. E.T. and 11/10/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T., the Photo Faves Weekly Voting Period 15 begins 11/12/2012 at 7:00 a.m. E.T. and ends 11/18/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T.


-Weekly Entry Period 15: For Contest Entries submitted between 11/11/2012 at 12:00 a.m. E.T. and 11/17/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T., the Photo Faves Weekly Voting Period 16 begins 11/19/2012 at 7:00 a.m. E.T. and ends 11/25/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T.


-Weekly Entry Period 16: For Contest Entries submitted between 11/18/2012 at 12:00 a.m. E.T. and 11/24/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T., the Photo Faves Weekly Voting Period 17 begins 11/26/2012 at 7:00 a.m. E.T. and ends 12/02/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T.


-Weekly Entry Period 17: For Contest Entries submitted between 11/25/2012 at 12:00 a.m. E.T. and 12/01/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T., the Photo Faves Weekly Voting Period 18 begins 12/03/2012 at 7:00 a.m. E.T. and ends 12/09/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T.


-Weekly Entry Period 18: For Contest Entries submitted between 12/02/2012 at 12:00 a.m. E.T. and 12/08/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T., the Photo Faves Weekly Voting Period 19 begins 12/10/2012 at 7:00 a.m. E.T. and ends 12/16/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T.


-Weekly Entry Period 19: For Contest Entries submitted between 12/09/2012 at 12:00 a.m. E.T. and 12/15/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T., the Photo Faves Weekly Voting Period 20 begins 12/17/2012 at 7:00 a.m. E.T. and ends 12/23/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T.


-Weekly Entry Period 20: For Contest Entries submitted between 12/16/2012 at 12:00 a.m. E.T. and 12/22/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T., the Photo Faves Weekly Voting Period 21 begins 12/24/2012 at 7:00 a.m. E.T. and ends 12/30/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T.


-Weekly Entry Period 21: For Contest Entries submitted between 12/23/2012 at 12:00 a.m. E.T. and 12/29/2012 at 11:59 p.m. E.T., the Photo Faves Weekly Voting Period 22 begins 12/31/2012 at 7:00 a.m. E.T. and ends 1/06/2013 at 11:59 p.m. E.T.


-Weekly Entry Period 22: For Contest Entries submitted between 12/30/2012 at 12:00 a.m. E.T. and 1/05/2013 at 11:59 p.m. E.T., the Photo Faves Weekly Voting Period 23 begins 1/07/2013 at 7:00 a.m. E.T. and ends 1/13/2013 at 11:59 p.m. E.T.


-Weekly Entry Period 23: For Contest Entries submitted between 1/06/2013 at 12:00 a.m. E.T. and 1/12/2013 at 11:59 p.m. E.T., the Photo Faves Weekly Voting Period 24 begins 1/14/2013 at 7:00 a.m. E.T. and ends 1/20/2013 at 11:59 p.m. E.T.


-Weekly Entry Period 24: For Contest Entries submitted between 1/13/2013 at 12:00 a.m. E.T. and 1/19/2013 at 11:59 p.m. E.T., the Photo Faves Weekly Voting Period 24 begins 1/21/2013 at 7:00 a.m. E.T. and ends 1/27/2013 at 11:59 p.m. E.T.

 

SPONSOR: Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa (“Sponsor”).
HOW TO ENTER: During the Contest Period, there are two (2) ways to enter:

 

  1. Facebook Entry: Visit www.facebook.com/parentsmagazine and click the Most Adorable Kid Contest tab. Then, follow the directions provided to complete the registration form and upload one (1) current photo of your child between the ages of one (1) month and eight (8) years as of the date of entry. You must be a parent or legal guardian of the child depicted in the photo. Photos must be taken by entrant, non-professional, previously unpublished and may not have won any prize or award. Photos must be .jpeg or .gif image formats and cannot exceed 5 MB.
  2. Mobile Entry: Using a web-enabled mobile phone, visit www.parents.com/adorablekid and follow the directions to complete the registration form and upload one (1) current photo of your child between the ages of one (1) month and eight (8) years as of the date of entry. You must be a parent or legal guardian of the child depicted in the photo. Photos must be taken by entrant, non-professional, previously unpublished and may not have won any prize or award. Photos must be .jpeg or .gif image formats and cannot exceed 5 MB.

 

Photo and registration form shall collectively be referred to as an "Entry". All Entries are final upon submission. Entering the Contest will automatically register entrant at www.parents.com if entrant has not already registered. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or practices, or by any means which subvert the entry process will be void. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. E.T. on the dates specified above to be eligible for the applicable Weekly Entry Period. All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.
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.

 

Entry must be the original, unprofessional work of the entrant, 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 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 Entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Entry by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these official rules, including, without limitation, name and likeness permissions from any person who appears in or is identifiable in the 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 Entry null and void. By submitting an Entry, entrant warrants and represents that he/she and any persons appearing or who are identifiable in the Entry consent to the submission and use of the Entry in the Contest and to its use as otherwise set forth herein. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to verify any element of any Entry or related materials and to disqualify any entrant whose participation may subject the challenge, Sponsor, or Sponsor's advertisers, clients, or customers to controversy, negative publicity, scorn, or ridicule.

 

By submitting your Entry, you agree that your Entry conforms to these Official Rules and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify your Entry for any reason, including if it determines, in its sole discretion, that your Entry fails to conform to these Official Rules in any way or otherwise contains unacceptable content as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.

 

By submitting an Entry, entrant hereby grants permission for the Entry to be posted on https://www.facebook.com/parentsmagazine or other websites. Entrant agrees that Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for any unauthorized use of Entries by third parties. Released Parties do not guarantee the posting of any Entry and reserve the right to remove any posted Entry at any time whatsoever and/or for any reason. Entrants agree that they will not use the Entry for any other purpose, including, without limitation, posting the Entry to any online social networks, without the express consent of Sponsor in each instance.

 

THIS CONTEST IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH FACEBOOK, INC. (“FACEBOOK”). YOU ARE PROVIDING YOUR INFORMATION TO SPONSOR AND NOT TO FACEBOOK. THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE WILL BE USED TO ADMINISTER THE CONTEST AND TO REGISTER YOU AS A MEMBER OF THE PARENTS FAMILY OF WEBSITES IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY REGISTERED.

 

LIMIT: One (1) Entry per person and per eligible child, per Weekly Entry Period throughout the Contest Period. For entrants who are the parent or legal guardian of more than one eligible child, the entry process must be completed separately for each eligible child. 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 one (1) email address to enter this Contest.

 

ELIGIBILITY: This Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older who are the parent or legal guardian of the child depicted in the photo submitted. Employees of Sponsor and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Contest 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 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.

WINNER DETERMINATION/ VOTING:
Each entrant will receive an email to notify him/her that his/her Entry has been posted in the Parents' Photo Faves gallery at https://www.facebook.com/parentsmagazine. The email will include a link to vote for the Entry via a specified URL and entrants will be invited to share the voting link with others, so that they may vote for the Entry. The general public and individuals who “Like” the Parents Magazine Facebook page will also be invited to vote.

 

During the Weekly Voting Periods specified above, visitors to www.parents.com will be invited to vote for their favorite Entry based on the following criteria: 1) overall appearance of the child as shown in the photo(s), 2) adherence to theme as expressed through the photo(s), and 3) quality of photo(s). Limit one (1) vote per person (with a valid e-mail address) per day throughout the applicable Weekly Voting Period.

 

The one (1) Entry with the highest total votes throughout the applicable Weekly Voting Period, will be deemed the potential Readers’ Choice Winner for the applicable Weekly Entry Period. In the event of a tie, a qualified panel of judges, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, will determine the potential winner for the applicable Weekly Entry Period from among the tied Entries based on photogenic appeal of the child. Online voting results are unofficial until verified by Sponsor. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects.

 

RANKINGS DISPLAYED ONLINE MAY NOT BE ACCURATE. RESULTS ARE UNOFFICIAL UNTIL ALL ONLINE VOTES HAVE BEEN COUNTED AND VERIFIED BY SPONSOR.

 

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be notified via email, phone and/or mail and may 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 a runner-up for the applicable Weekly Entry Period may be notified. 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 winner or a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, a runner-up for the applicable Weekly Entry Period may be notified.

 

PRIZES (24): A $200 American Express gift card; Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $200. Total ARV of all prizes: $4,800. Gift cards are subject to issuer restrictions. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee express or implied by Sponsor. Winners 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 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. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules.

 

PRIVACY: Registration at www.parents.com is required to enter the Contest. 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.parents.com.  IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO SHARE YOUR INFORMATION, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS CONTEST.

 

ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Contest, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes 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 entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages including attorney’s fees or any other damages, other than for entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Contest), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

 

RELEASES: By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to release Sponsor, Facebook and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Contest 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 or damage arising in any manner, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Contest and/or acceptance, use or misuse of any prize.

 

LICENSE FOR USE OF ENTRIES: By submitting an 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 Entry and all elements of such entry, including, without limitation, 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.

 

MISCELLANEOUS: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, undelivered, garbled or misdirected Entries, uploaded photos 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 Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of Entries or uploaded photos, the announcement of the prizes, the tabulation of votes or in any Contest-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 Contest. 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 Contest 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 Contest if the Contest 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 Contest. In the event of cancellation or termination, Sponsor reserves the right to determine the potential winner(s) for the applicable Weekly Entry Period(s) at issue from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received for the applicable Weekly Entry Period(s) prior to date of cancellation or termination based on the photogenic appeal of the child. 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 CONTEST 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 Contest in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise the Contest, 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. Contest is subject to all applicable U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations.

WINNERS’ NAMES: For winners' names, available after 2/08/13, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Winners’ List, Adorable Kid Photo Contest, 1716 Locust St., LN 102, Des Moines, IA 50309.