LOVESURF 2014 MODEL SEARCH

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

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

THESE OFFICIAL RULES (“RULES”) ARE A LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN PARTICIPANT AND SPONSOR (DEFINED BELOW) AND GOVERN ENTRY IN THE CONTEST.  BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, PARTICIPANT AGREES TO ABIDE BY THESE RULES AND THE RULES, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES LOCATED ON FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE.  FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE RULES AND THE FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE RULES, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES WILL VOID A PARTICIPANT’S ENTRY.

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook or YouTube. 

ENTRY PERIOD:  The LoveSurf 2014 Model Search (“Contest”) starts at 12:00 am (EDT) on March 28, 2014 and ends at 11:59 pm (PST) on April 18, 2014 (the “Entry Period”).  The sponsor of the Contest is LoveSurf Inc., 107 Avenida de la Estrella #102, CA 92672 (“LoveSurf”).  The Contest is subject to these Official Rules, and by entering, all participants agree to be bound by the terms and conditions herein.  Certain restrictions may apply.

A PARTICIPANT’S ENTRY INTO THE CONTEST WILL BE DEEMED TO BE A REPRESENTATION THAT THE PARTICIPANT IS 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER OR BETWEEN THE AGES OF 13 AND 18 AND ENTERING THIS CONTEST WITH THE PERMISSION OF A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN WHO AGREES TO BE BOUND BY THESE RULES.  IF YOU ARE A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN AGREEING TO THESE RULES FOR THE BENEFIT OF A CHILD BETWEEN THE AGES OF 13 AND 18, YOU ARE FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS OR HER ENTRY IN THE CONTEST, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY LEGAL LIABILITY THAT HE OR SHE MAY INCUR.

ELIGIBILITY:  Contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States. Void in Puerto Rico, other United States territories, outside the 50 United States, and where prohibited or restricted by law.  To be eligible, entrant must be at least thirteen (13) years of age or older as of the date of entry.  Employees of Sponsor, their immediate family members and those living in the same household, and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent and related companies, officers, directors, contractors and agents are not eligible.  All federal, state and local rules and regulations apply. 

HOW TO ENTER: During the Entry Period, enter the Contest by visiting www.lovesurf.com/modelsearch to fill out an Official Entry Form. All entries must be submitted online by August 31, 2014 at 11:59 pm (PST) to be considered for this year’s contest. Visit www.lovesurf.com for complete details. One (1) entry per participant. 

The photographs must be a participant’s sole creative work and must not incorporate ideas or work of any other person or material that would require the consent of a third party in any jurisdiction or under any applicable law, other than LoveSurf product images.  Without limitation, the photographs must not infringe or violate any trademark, copyright, publicity right, privacy or any other right of any other person or entity, under any applicable law.    

2014 MODEL SEARCH RESTRICTIONS:  Participant photographs may not contain, as determined by 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;
  • Is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group;
  • Defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about Sponsor, or its products or other people, products or companies;
  • Contains trademarks, logos or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or phraseology) owned by any entity other than Sponsor excluding only LoveSurf product images;
  • Contains copyrighted materials owned by any entity (including photographs and other works of art or images) excluding only LoveSurf product images;
  • Advertises or promotes any brand or product of any kind other than Sponsor and LoveSurf product images;
  • Contains any personal identification, such as personal names, street or email addresses, or phone numbers other than Sponsor and LoveSurf product images;
  • Violates or encourages the violation of any law, rule or regulation;
  • Contains materials embodying the names, likenesses or other indicia identifying any person other than Sponsor and LoveSurf product images, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead;
  • Promotes any particular political party, agenda or message; and/or
  • Communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive image and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate. 

Photographs must be taken within three (3) months prior to entry date. 

Sponsor, Facebook, and YouTube and their affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations and advertising and promotional agencies, and all of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents (collectively “Releasees”) are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information provided by a participant; human error; alteration of entries; entries that are processed late or incorrectly or are incomplete or lost.  Illegible and incomplete entries are disqualified.  All participants agree to release and hold harmless the Releasees from and against any claim or cause of action resulting from or arising out of participation in the Contest or use of any prize as a condition of entry into the Contest.  All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.  False and/or deceptive entries or acts, including misrepresentation of age, shall render such entries ineligible.  The laws of the State of California apply to and govern this Contest and any claims must be raised and resolved in the state or federal courts of Orange County, California.  Any information collected by registering to enter the Contest shall be used only in a manner consistent with these Rules and with LoveSurf Privacy Policy, which can be viewed at http://www.lovesurf.com.

WINNER SELECTION:  Entries will be submitted to LoveSurf Corporate offices where a committee of judges selected by Sponsor will choose ten (10) semi-finalists on or about October 1, 2014.  All decisions of the judges are final in all matters relating to this Contest.  The semi-finalists will be notified by email, telephone or overnight mail service.  Each semi-finalist will need to create a video not to exceed one (1) minute in length and posted on LoveSurf’s YouTube page at www.YouTube.com explaining why she should be the winner of the 2014 LoveSurf Model Search.  Failure to submit a video by September 30, 2014 will result in disqualification from further consideration.  On or about October 1, 2014 the semi-finalists’ photos will be posted on LoveSurf Facebook page at www.facebook.com/lovesurf for public voting beginning September 1, 2014 through 11:59:59 pm (PST) September 30, 2014.  Public and entrant voting shall be limited to one vote per entrant per day.   The top twenty-five entries with the most votes will move on to the final round of the Contest.  In the final round of the Contest, entries will be judged by a panel including a representative of Wilhelmina Models and executives of LoveSurf, Inc.  From the top twenty-five entries, up to five (5) Grand Prize winners (“Winner”) may be selected.  Winners will be announced on October 10, 2014.  Winners will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Publicity Release within three (3) business days of issuance or an alternate winner will be chosen.  By entering and/or accepting the prize, Winner consents (except where prohibited) to the reasonable use by Sponsor of the Winner’s photograph, voice, likeness and/or image, hometown address, contents of the entry form and the name and age of the Winner without any further compensation for any future promotional activity related to this Contest.  Winners will be required to complete and return IRS Form W-9 (Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification) within this same time period.  Failure to sign and return all required documents in this time period will result in forfeiture and disqualification of Winner and an alternate Winner will be selected.  If Winner is less than 18 years of age, Winner’s parent or legal guardian must complete the affidavit and releases.

PRIZES: The one-hundred (10) Semi-finalists will be awarded a $50 LoveSurf gift card.   One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded.  The Grand Prize shall include one (1) Five-Hundred Dollar ($500.00) LoveSurf gift card, one (1)* coach class airline tickets for Winner (*If under age 18, one (1) additional coach class airline ticket will be provided for winner’s parent or legal guardian) to Orange County, California, one (1) hotel room for two (2) nights at a hotel in Orange County, California and ground transportation.  If Winner is under the age 18, Winner must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Winner will participate in a LoveSurf fashion shoot and will be provided five (5) photographs from the shoot.  Winner will also have the opportunity to meet a representative of Wilhelmina Models.  Winner’s photo will be featured at www.lovesurf.com.  Approximate retail value of Grand Prize is Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00).  NOTE:  Any concession item(s) and all other expenses not specified herein, including, but not limited to transportation to and from the airport, gratuities, insurance and all incidentals are the sole responsibility of the Winner and, if applicable, Winner’s parent or legal guardian.  All federal, state, local and any other taxes are the responsibility of the Winner.  Grand Prize Winner must be able to attend travel between October 1 – December 1, 2014 or prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.  Air travel shall be from a major airport reasonably close to the Grand Prize Winner’s home address as stated on the Winner’s entry form, selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Airline and hotel will be selected by Sponsor at its sole discretion.  Travel companions must travel on the same itinerary and at the same time as Grand Prize Winner. No transfer, substitution, or cash equivalent for the prize permitted, except by Sponsor at its sole discretion.  If necessary due to unavailability of the Grand Prize, a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded at the discretion of the Promotion Parties.    Prizes are provided by LoveSurf Inc.  All federal, state, local and any other taxes are the responsibility of the Winner. 

ODDS OF WINNING:  Odds of winning a prize depends upon the total number of eligible entries received for the Contest.

LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY:  Sponsor will not be liable to Winner or any other person for failure to supply any prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s), or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond Sponsor’ control.

GENERAL:  By entering this Contest, entrants agree that neither Sponsor, Facebook nor YouTube shall not be liable for personal injuries, death, damages, expenses or costs or losses of any kind resulting from participation or inability to participate in this Contest or acceptance of or use of or inability to use the prize or parts thereof, including, without limitation, claims, suits, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light (whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.  Winner releases Sponsor from any and all liability and responsibility with respect to the prize (including any property loss, damage, personal injury or death).  Winner acknowledges that the Sponsor has neither made nor is in any manner responsible for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, related to the prize.

If for any reason, this Contest may not be conducted as planned by reason of any entry that, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, false and/or deceptive entries or acts, including the use of automated launching, voting or entry software shall render such entries ineligible and entrant will be disqualified.  Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Contest or any portion thereof.  In the event this Contest is canceled, terminated, modified or suspended, Sponsor, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to select a Winner from remaining eligible entries or conduct a random drawing to award the prize from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received before the time of the action or event warranting such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension.  If such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension occurs, notification will be posted at www.lovesurf.com.

CAUTION:  ANY ATTEMPT BY A CONTESTANT TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

WINNER LIST:  For an Official Winner List or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to LoveSurf 2014 Model Search WINNER – or – OFFICIAL RULES (please specify), 107 Avenida de la Estrella #102, CA 92672.  VT residents may omit return postage.  During the Entry Period, you may ask a LoveSurf sales associate or visit www.lovesurf.com for a copy of these Official Rules.

SPONSORS:  LoveSurf Inc., 107 Avenida de la Estrella #102, CA 92672

PRIZE PROVIDERS:  Prizes are provided by LoveSurf Inc., and ERA Models.

THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.