Official Rules for Recipe Contest
The Candy Crateģ Recipes Using Candy ("Contest") begins on November 01, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. noon Eastern Time (ET) and ends on December 31, 2010 at 11:59 a.m. (ET) ("Contest Period").
HOW TO ENTER: Recipes must be submitted online to email@example.com - Visit the Candy Crate website (www.CandyCrate.com) (the "website") during the Contest Period to access the Official Rules and instructions. Include your original recipe (never before published) in one of the following five categories: 1) Appetizers; 2) Breakfast; 3) Dinner; 4) Dessert or 5) Snacks ("Recipe"). Recipe must include at least one type of candy sold by Candy Crateģ. You must indicate the recipe category you are entering and include a name for the Recipe (uploading of a photo is optional). To submit your entry, you must agree to these Official Rules and then click "Submit Entry." Entries must be received by December 24, 2010. Limit one entry per person/e-mail address per recipe category. Multiple entries will invalidate all entries from the entrant. All entries, including the Recipe submitted, become the property of Candy Crate, Inc. ("Sponsor") and none will be returned.
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 years of age or older. Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, sales representatives, website developers and administrators, advertising, sales promotion and judges and members of the immediate families (parent, child, sibling and spouse of each) or households of any of the above are not eligible. The Contest is open only to amateur home cooks. No Professional Chefs or students applying to or enrolled in a degree program at a cooking school may enter. "Professional Chef" is defined as any person who has received compensation as a source of income for his/her cooking. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: The Recipe entry must be an original work created by the person entering the Contest and cannot have previously won a contest or other promotion. Recipe must not have been previously published, must not be awaiting publication, nor may be submitted for publication consideration during the period of the Contest, and must not violate or infringe the rights of any third party, including but not limited to rights of copyright, trademark, publicity or privacy. The Recipe name may not include any person's or brands name, including Candy Crate. Entrant may choose only one recipe category for each Recipe entered. Entrants may enter a different Recipe in each of the recipe categories. It is the entrant's responsibility to choose the appropriate category for each Recipe entered. Recipes must be in English and list all ingredients in exact common U.S. household measurements in order of use, step-by-step preparation instructions, cooking times and number of servings. The flavor or variety of the candy product used in the Recipe must be specified.
JUDGING: Initial Judging: Initial judging will be done by a panel of judges based on the following criteria: creativity, originality, likely taste, presentation and ease of preparation. Semi-Final Judging: The top five Recipes in each Recipe category will then be prepared and judged by a panel of judges and assigned points based on the following criteria and point system: taste (1 to 35 points); originality (1 to 25 points); creativity; (1 to 20 points); appearance (1 to 10 points); and ease of preparation (1 to 10 points). The top entrant in each Recipe category (entrant with the highest total points) will be the Finalist in that Recipe category (subject to eligibility verification). In the event of a tie, the tied entry with the highest score first in the taste category and then in the originality category will advance. If a tie continues, the tied entries will be re-judged by a new judge using the original criteria. Final Judging: The five Finalist entries will then be prepared and judged by a panel of judges, and assigned points based on the above criteria and point system. The highest scoring Finalist will be declared the Grand Prize winner. In the event of a tie, the entry with the higher score first in the taste category and then in the originality category will be declared the Grand Prize winner. If a tie continues, the tied entries will be re-judged by a new judge using the Final Judging criteria. Winners will be announced on or about January 31, 2011.
CONTEST PRIZES: ONE GRAND PRIZE: a Candy Crate Mega Gift Basket valued at 250.00. ARV: $250.00.
FOUR FINALIST PRIZES: each finalist will receive a Candy Crate Gift Basket valued at 100.00. (ARV: $100.00 each) Limit one prize per person/email address regardless of recipes in the top 5 of each Recipe category. No substitutions, cash reimbursement or transfer of any prizes permitted, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the featured prize or any portion thereof becomes unavailable. All prizes will be awarded provided they are properly claimed in accordance with these Official Rules and a sufficient number of eligible entries are received. No prize substitutions permitted, except by Sponsor, who may substitute a prize or equal or greater value. Limit one prize per person, household, or family.
GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS: Winners will be notified by telephone and/or certified mail. Potential Grand Prize and Finalist Prize winners must execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (where permissible) within 14 days of receipt of notification or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected on the basis of the criteria stated herein, time permitting. All entries submitted become the exclusive property of the Sponsor and none will be returned. Entrants represent that recipes submitted are his/her original work. By entering, entrants agree to assign all rights including copyrights, to entry to the Sponsor. Entry into this Contest constitutes permission to use recipes, photographs, and the name, photograph and/or likenesses of entrants in any manner and in any media by the Sponsors, their advertising, promotion and/or public relations agencies without additional compensation. By participating in the Contest, winners agree to release, hold harmless and indemnify the Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors and each of their respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agencies from and against any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, harm, damage (including but not limited to property damage, personal injury and/or death), claims, actions, costs and expenses (including without limitation, all attorneyís fees and court costs) arising directly or indirectly from or in connection with their participation in the Contest, acceptance, possession or use/misuse of the prize or participation in any prize-related activity. Winners further acknowledge that the above parties are in no manner responsible or liable for, and specifically disclaim, any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize or portion thereof, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose. Submission of a Contest entry grants Sponsor and its agents the right to publish, use, adapt, edit and/or modify the Recipe included with the entry in any way, in commerce and in any and all media worldwide, without limitation and without consideration to the entrant. Submission of an entry further constitutes the entrantís (and his/her parentís or guardianís) consent to irrevocably assign and transfer to the Sponsor any and all rights, title and interest in and to the Recipe, including, without limitation, all intellectual property rights. Acceptance of a Contest prize will further constitute and signify the winnerís agreement and consent (and that of parent or legal guardian if winner is a minor) that the Sponsor and/or Sponsorís assignee may use the winnerís name, photograph, images, likeness, voice, signature, biographical information, Recipe and/or any other intellectual property materials created or submitted as part of the Contest, in addition to any and all materials created during public relations activities related to the Contest (collectively "Publicity Materials") for purposes of advertising, publicity and trade related to Sponsorís products and/or services, in all media worldwide (including Sponsorís websites), without further compensation, except where prohibited. Each winnerís statements may be used in whole or in part and may be paraphrased, amplified, shortened, and/or put into conversational form to meet the requirements of copy, layout and/or script, provided their general sense is not changed. All Publicity materials developed or used will be Sponsorís property and will be works "made for hire" and each winner will retain no ownership rights whatsoever in or to said works. If said Publicity materials are not considered works "made for hire," each winner hereby assigns all said works to Sponsor. Winners are solely responsible for any federal, state or local taxes on prizes. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void outside the 50 United States and D.C. and where prohibited. Sponsor reserves the right to take such action as it deems necessary to enforce these Official Rules and ensure the fair operation of the Contest, including without limitation, barring and disqualifying entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned by any cause which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and determine winners from entries received prior to action taken, or as otherwise deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor. In case of cancellation, winning recipes will be chosen from all eligible entries received prior to the date of cancellation and if circumstances permit. If due to any technical, production or other error, more prizes are claimed or awarded than are described in the Official Rules at any prize level, the number of prizes identified in the Official Rules will be awarded in a random drawing from all such prize claims received. By entering, entrants agree and consent: (a) that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Official Rules, entrantís rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, and (b) to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in San Bernardino, California with respect to any such claim or issue.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant, such entry will be deemed to be made by the authorized account holder of the e mail address submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is deemed as the natural person who is assigned to an e mail address by an Internet access provider, service provider or other online organization that is responsible for assigning e mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e mail address. Neither Sponsor nor its agencies are responsible for lost, late, stolen, illegible, misdirected, or non-delivered entries or e-mail; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website or other connections availability, accessibility or traffic congestion, or miscommunications, or failed computer, network, telephone, satellite, or cable hardware, software or lines, or technical failure, or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information or the failure to capture, or loss of, any such information. Neither Sponsor nor its agencies are responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest and assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or tampering with or hacking of Sponsorís website. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds may be tampering with the entry process or operation of the Contest or Sponsorís website, may be acting in violation of the terms of the Sponsorís website or the Official Rules or may be acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to threaten, abuse or harass any other person. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsor or its agents.
IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR, ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES OR RELATED COMPANIES OR AGENCIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ENTRANTS ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM SAID WEBSITE OR PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURSIDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.
WINNERS LIST: Winners will be posted on www.candycrate.com on or around February 28, 2011. If you would like a list of the names of the prize winners, available after all winners have been verified, send a self-addressed stamped business-size envelope with proper postage affixed by March 30, 2011 to: Candy Crate Recipes Winners List, 17229 Lemon St.., Unit A1, Hesperia, CA 92345.
SPONSOR: Candy Crate Recipes Winners List, 17229 Lemon St.., Unit A1, Hesperia, CA 92345.