MOTHER’S DAY POSTCARD DESIGN CONTEST

MOTHERS DAY POSTCARD DESIGN CONTEST Design a Mother’s Day Postcard and Win!

Are you a graphic design or illustration student currently enrolled in college or university?

Do you want a chance of having your artwork featured on bluemountain.com?

Do you want to win a new Pen Tablet to design to your heart’s content?!

Then this contest is for you!

Design and submit a Mother’s Day postcard to bluemountain.com by May 6th for a chance to have your design featured on the website and to win a Wacom Intuos5 Touch Medium Pen Tablet.

How To Enter:

  1. Review the contest ‘Official Rules’ below.
  2. Create an original design for the Mother’s Day postcard following our creative specifications below.
  3. Send us an email with your postcard image file as an attachment to contests@ag.com by May 6, 2013with the subject line: Mother’s Day Postcard Design Contest – [Your Full Name] and include the following information in the body of the email:
  • First and last name
  • Mailing address
  • City, state, zip code
  • Phone number
  • School-affiliated email address (i.e. Joesmith@school.edu)
  • School Name
  • Year in School
  • Major (if applicable)

Creative Specifications:

By entering the Contest, you agree to the Official Rules:

BLUEMOUNTAIN.COM MOTHER’S DAY POSTCARD DESIGN CONTEST
OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase or payment will not improve your chances of winning. The BlueMountain.com Mother’s Day postcard design contest (the “Contest”) entry period begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on April 16, 2013 and ends at 11:59 PM EST on May 6, 2013 (the “Entry Period”), when all entries must be received. Eastern Standard Time shall control for all purposes of this Contest. The Contest is governed by these Official Rules, and is subject to all applicable U.S. federal, state and local laws. Void were prohibited by law.• ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States, who are 18 years of age or older and enrolled in an accredited college or University at the time of entry. Employees of AG Interactive, Inc., and its subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates and advertising or promotional agencies, and the immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or win. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year, whether related or not. In order to enter the Contest or receive the prize, you must fully comply with the Official Rules and, by entering, you represent and warrant that you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor-designated judges, whose decisions shall be binding and final in all respects relating to
this Contest.• HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Contest, during the Entry Period, visit the BlueMountain.com contest blog post at http://www.bluemountain.com/blog/2013/04/mothers-day-design-contest (the “Website”), follow the on-screen instructions and submit the required information to the email address provided (contests@ag.com). Participants are allowed one (1) contest entry by submitting a finished postcard design that follows the specified criteria (the “Entry”):
a. Send your postcard image file as an attachment to contests@ag.com with the subject line: Mother’s Day Postcard Design Contest – Your Full Name
b. Include the following information in the Entry:
i. First and last name
ii. Mailing address
iii. City, state, zip code
iv. Phone number
v. School-affiliated email address (i.e. Joesmith@school.edu)
vi. School Name
vii. Year in School
viii. Major (if applicable)
c. Submitted files with Entry must be created to 1024×768 pixels at 300 DPI
d. Submitted files with Entry must be submitted as finished JPG, GIF and PNG formats are accepted in RGB
e. Image files should include your full name and phone number (example: joe-smith-440-555-1234.jpg
f. Winners will be requested to provide layered PSD, AI, and TIFF files after the Entry Period.
g. Your Entry must: (i) consist only of your design or photo submitted in accordance with the above specifications requirements; (ii) be an original work created solely by you as the Entrant; and (iii) not have been previously submitted or used for any other commercial use or promotion. Entries cannot contain any trademarks or copyright material owned by a third party, including music, and you must, both at the time of entry into the Contest and at the time prizes are awarded, be the sole owner of all right, title and interest in the Entry (including copyright and moral rights).
h. Entry may not be offensive or defamatory, as determined by the judges. Sponsor may not verify receipt of Entry..Entry must use and only use the copy provided, “ Happy Mother’s Day” or “Happy Mother’s Day with love and thanks.”
i. Entry must adhere to the styling and color palette examples referenced in the included BlueMountain.com postcard guidelines.• ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 PM EST ON May 6, 2013. Limit one (1) Entry per person per e-mail address throughout the Entry Period. Entries by the same person in excess of the limits stated herein will be disqualified. Entries submitted to the Website will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of the entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.• CONTEST JUDGING: One (1) potential winner will be selected by the Sponsor-designated judges from all eligible entries received on May 6th, 2013. Judging criteria will be based on strength of concept or idea [ 33%], success of formal execution/aesthetics [33%], cohesiveness to the provided BlueMountain.com design guidelines [34%].• ODDS OF WINNING: Your chances of winning depend on the quality of your entry relative to the other qualifying entries, as well as the total number of entries in the Contest.• WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winner will be notified on or about May 6th, 2013 by mail, email and/or telephone, at Sponsor’s discretion, using the information provided on the potential winner’s entry form and will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability and Publicity Release (where permitted by law) (collectively, the “Affidavit”) within 7 days of date specified in notification or an alternate winner may be selected. If potential winner is under the age of majority in its state of legal residence, the Affidavit must be executed on its behalf by its parent or legal guardian. In the event: (a) potential winner cannot be reached for whatever reason after a reasonable effort has been exerted based on the information stated in the entry form, (b) of noncompliance with the above or within any of the aforesaid time periods, (c) potential winner is found to be ineligible to enter the Contest or receive the prize, (d) potential winner cannot or does not comply with the Official Rules, (e) potential winner’s prize notification or Affidavit is returned as undeliverable for whatever reason, or (f) potential winner fails to fulfill the Affidavit-related obligations, the potential winner shall be disqualified from the Contest and an alternate potential winner may be selected, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, from among the other eligible entries received.• PRIZE: One (1) grand prize winner will receive one (1) Wacom Intuos5 Medium Pen Tablet: retail value approximately $349.00 USD. Grand prize winner will also receive a chance to have the winning artwork featured on Sponsor’s BlueMountain.com website at the sole discretion of Sponsor brand team and judging panel. All prizes claimed will be awarded. All federal, state and local taxes on the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. Any portion of the prize not accepted or unclaimed and/or unused by the winner will be forfeited and will not be substituted. No transfer, refund, cash redemption, substitution or replacement of prize or any prize component permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value (or cash equivalent). ARV of all prizes is in U.S. dollars.• PUBLICITY RELEASE; USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION: Except where prohibited or restricted by law, winner’s acceptance of prize constitutes the winner’s agreement and consent for Sponsor to use and/or publish winner’s full name, city and state of residence, photographs or other likenesses, entry, pictures, portraits, voice, testimonials, biographical information (in whole or in part), and/or statements made by winner regarding the Contest or Sponsor, worldwide and in perpetuity for any and all purposes, including, but not limited to, advertising, trade and/or promotion on behalf of Sponsor, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised, including, but not limited to, print, TV, radio, electronic, cable, or World Wide Web, without further limitation, restriction, compensation, notice, review, or approval. By entering the Contest, entrants will be sharing their personal information with Sponsor.PRIVACY POLICY: Handling of all participant information, including e-mail addresses, will be consistent with the Blue Mountain Privacy Policy (http://www.bluemountain.com/new_warrants.pd). All entries become the property of Sponsor upon receipt and will not be acknowledged or returned.• PERMISSION TO REPRODUCE ENTRY: By submitting an Entry into the Contest, (i) entrants grant to Sponsor an irrevocable, exclusive, paid-up, worldwide license to use, reproduce, translate, communicate, distribute, edit, adapt, copy and otherwise use all or any part of the Entry for any purpose relating to the Contest, for any other advertising or promotion or commercial use for Sponsor, or on BlueMountain.com or its affiliate websites; and (ii) entrants waive their moral rights, if any, in and to their Entry in favor of Sponsor, or its assignees and licensees.• NO TAMPERING; RIGHT TO CANCEL, MODIFY: Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors shall not have any obligation or responsibility, including any responsibility to award any prize to entrants, with regard to: (a) entries that contain inaccurate information or do not comply with or violate the Official Rules; (b) entries, prize claims or notifications that are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient, in whole or in part, due to computer, human or technical error of any kind; (c) entrants who have committed fraud or deception in entering or participating in the Contest or claiming the prize; (d) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (e) any inability of the winner to accept the prize for any reason; (f) if a prize cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions due to Acts of God, natural disasters, terrorism, weather or any other similar event beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control; or (g) any damages, injuries or losses of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from participating in this promotion or any promotion or prize related activities. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be (a) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest, or with any Website promoting the Contest; (b) acting in violation of the Official Rules; or (c) entering or attempting to enter the Contest multiple times through the use of multiple e-mail addresses or the use of any robotic or automated devices to submit entries. If Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that technical difficulties or unforeseen events compromise the integrity or viability of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right to void the entries at issue, and/or terminate the relevant portion of the Contest promotion, including the entire Contest promotion, and/or modify the Contest and/or conduct a random drawing to award the prize using all eligible entries received as of the termination date.• RELEASE OF LIABILITY; DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY; FORUM SELECTION CLAUSE: By participating in the Contest, entrants and winner agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Facebook, Inc. and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors (the “Released Parties”), from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever, including without limitation, property damage, personal injury (including emotional distress), and/or death, which may occur in connection with preparation for, or participation in, the Contest, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of the prize or participation in any Contest-related or prize-related activity and for any claims or causes of action based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery. The Released parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants or to any other person’s computer, regardless of how caused, relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with this Contest. Entrants and winner acknowledge that Sponsor has neither made nor is in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representations or guarantees, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize or any component thereof, including, but not limited to, express warranties provided by the supplier of the prize (or any component thereof) or their affiliates. Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant or Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Ohio, with giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Ohio, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Ohio. In addition, any dispute relating to the Contest (including these Official Rules) shall be brought in the appropriate state or federal court having jurisdiction over the subject matter located in Cuyahoga County, State of Ohio. Entrants hereby irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction of said courts and waive any claim of forum non conveniens or lack of personal
jurisdiction that they may have.• LIST OF WINNERS: To obtain a copy of the winner’s list, after May 6, 2013, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by mail to: Winner’s List, BlueMountain.Com Mother’s Day Postcard Design Contest c/o AG Interactive, Inc., One American Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44144, Attn: SEO Product Manager for Sponsor’s receipt by Sponsor no later than December 31, 2013.• SPONSOR: AG Interactive, Inc. Any and all questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to Sponsor.

Update 5/21/2013:
The contest has officially ended.
Congratulations to all participants.
See the winning Mother’s Day postcard design from Contest winner, Rory Duncan!

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