Parents Veggie Challenge Photo Sweepstakes Rules

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 21 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 sweepstakes.

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

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Parents Veggie Challenge Photo Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") begins at 10 a.m. Eastern Time ("E.T.") on 05/01/2015 and ends at 12 a.m. E.T. on 08/16/2015 ("Entry Period").

SPONSOR: Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa ("Sponsor").

HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, there are three (3) ways to enter.

    1. Via Instagram: Using a web-enabled mobile device, launch the Instagram application and follow @parentsmagazine on Instagram. You can search "Parents Magazine" in the Instagram application or visit http://instagram.com/parentsmagazine in an internet browser to locate and follow @parentsmagazine. Using your mobile device, capture and upload to Instagram one (1) recent photo of your child eating any type of vegetable with the hashtag #veggiesweeps, you will then receive a direct message from @parentsmagazine with a link to complete an online entry form to receive (1) entry into the Entry Period. You must be a parent or legal guardian of the child depicted in the photo.
    2. Via Twitter: Using a web-enabled mobile device, log-in to your Twitter account, visit http://twitter.com/parentsmagazine, follow @parentsmagazine and Tweet a recent photo of your child eating any type of vegetable with the hashtag #veggiesweeps, you will then receive a direct message from @parentsmagazine with a link to complete an online entry form to receive one (1) entry into the Entry Period. You must be a parent or legal guardian of the child depicted in the photo.
    3. Visit http://parents.com/veggie-challenge-sweepstakes. Follow the instructions provided to complete the entry form and upload one (1) recent photo of your child eating any type of vegetable to receive one (1) entry into the Entry Period. You must be a parent or legal guardian of the child depicted in the photo. Photo must be .gif, .jpg, .png, .bmp, .tif formats and cannot exceed 5MB in size.

      All entries are final upon submission. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or practices, or by any means which subvert the entry process will be void. All entries must be submitted by the dates & times above to be eligible for the Entry Period. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Entries submitted via Instagram, or Twitter are collectively referred to herein as "Entries", individually as an "Entry".

      If you choose to tweet or post to Instagram or Twitter using your mobile device, data rates may apply. See your wireless provider for pricing plan details. Entries that are obscene, crude, offensive or not in keeping with the Sponsor's image, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, will be reported to the applicable platform and all associated Entries will be void.

      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, 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;
        • violates any law; and/or
        • violates any guidelines of Twitter or Instagram.

          Photos must be taken by entrant and must be the original work of the entrant, may not have been previously published, must 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 is the parent or legal guardian of the child depicted in the Entry, 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 Sweepstakes and to its use as otherwise set forth herein. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to (i) verify any element of any Entry, related materials or entrant's eligibility; (ii) to request additional information; and (iii) to disqualify any entrant whose participation may subject the Sweepstakes, Sponsor, or Sponsor's advertisers, clients, or customers to controversy, negative publicity, scorn, or ridicule. By entering this Sweepstakes, you agree to provide any documentation or information deemed necessary by, and in a form acceptable to, Sponsor to satisfy the above requirement if asked by Sponsor to do so.

          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 in perpetuity for the Entry to be posted on the Parents gallery at http://instagram.com/parentsmagazine, http://twitter.com/parentsmagazine, other websites and/or in the Parents magazine (print and digital). 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 other online social networks or websites, without the express consent of Sponsor in each instance, except to their own personal Twitter account and/or Instagram Account.

          THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH INSTAGRAM, OR TWITTER. YOU ARE PROVIDING YOUR INFORMATION TO SPONSOR AND NOT TO INSTAGRAM, OR TWITTER. THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE WILL BE USED TO ADMINISTER THE SWEEPSTAKES.

          LIMIT: One (1) Entry per person, per day, per email address and per Instagram account or Twitter account throughout the Entry Period, regardless of the method used to enter. You may not upload the same photo more than once during the Entry Period. Entries received from any person, on Instagram Twitter username or email address in excess of the stated limitation will be void. You may only use one (1) email address, one (1) Instagram account or one (1) Twitter account to enter this Sweepstakes.

          ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Sponsor, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes 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. "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 SELECTION/DRAWING: On or about August 17, 2015, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received throughout the Entry Period to select one (1) potential winner. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

          WINNER NOTIFICATION: The potential winner will be notified via email, Instagram direct message, or Twitter direct message from @parentsmagazine and will be required to contact the Sponsor at the email address or through a link provided in the notification within two (2) business days. Potential winners may be required to complete and return a License Agreement, IRS W9 form, License of Work and Release of Liability/Publicity within two (2) days of date of notification or a runner-up winner 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 winner may be notified.

          PRIZES (1): $500 check. Total Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of all prizes: $500

          PRIZE CONDITIONS: Prizes are awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee either expressed or implied by the Sponsor. Prize winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem a 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. All applicable federal, state, and local taxes, if any, and all other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein are the sole responsibility of each Prize winner. 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 any Prize Winner. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules.

          PRIVACY: When you participate in the Sweepstakes or are notified as a potential winner, we collect personally identifying information about you, including your name, complete mailing address, and email address and social media user name(s) Your information will not be sold or rented to third parties. You may be given the option to receive commercial e-mails from Sponsor; however, such emails are optional. Eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes is not dependent upon entrant's consent to receive e-mails and such consent will not affect the outcome of this Sweepstakes. 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 SWEEPSTAKES.

          ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

          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 photo submitted, the names and likenesses of any individuals and/or locations 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.

          RELEASES: By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release Sponsor, Instagram, Twitter, Johnsonville 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, 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, death or damage arising in any manner, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Sweepstakes and/or acceptance, use or misuse of any prize (or portion thereof).

          MISCELLANEOUS: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, undelivered, garbled or misdirected Entries, photos, hashtags, and/or emails; 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 Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of Entries, photos, hashtags and/or emails, direct messages, follow requests, the announcement of the prizes, or in any Sweepstakes-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 Sweepstakes. 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 Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes if the Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation or termination, Sponsor reserves the right to determine the potential winner(s) for the applicable Entry Period(s) from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received for the applicable Entry Period prior to date of cancellation or termination, using the judging process detailed herein. In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, Entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the Instagram/Twitter account, as applicable, 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 Instagram/Twitter account by Instagram/Twitter account by Twitter. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES 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, Instagram/Twitter username, hometown (city and state), voice, biographical information, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this Sweepstakes in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the Sweepstakes, 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 winners' list, if applicable. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations.

          WINNERS' NAMES: For winner's name, available after 10/15/15, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Winner's List/Parents Veggie Challenge Photo Sweepstakes, 805 Third Avenue, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10022.

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