Jack Daniel’s presents: The Independence Project
Much like Mr. Jack Daniel himself, you’ve mastered your craft. And your dream is to expand your passion project or maybe even make a living by making the things you love. The right way, the best way you can. Well, Jack Daniel’s would like to help.
Submit a video no longer than 60 seconds, describing your business or project plan, and you could win $25,000 to put towards it. Be sure to include your date of birth in the Instructable's text. Your video will be posted to a gallery where people can marvel at your brilliance. An expert panel of judges will then select one Grand Prizewinner.
This could be the start of something big.
*No Purchase Necessary. Must be at least 21 years. Void in CA and where prohibited. Entries must be submitted through Instructables, who is the administrator. See OFFICIAL RULES for details.
The Jack Daniel's Independence Project Contest is closed.
Grand Prize (1 winner)
First Prize (1 winner)
Second Prize (1 winner)
Write an Instructable
Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Jul 23, 2012 and Sep 3, 2012 (11:59pm PT).
Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Jack Daniel's Independence Project Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.
Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.
Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.
A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.
When the winners are decided they will be announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.
PLEASE REVIEW THESE OFFICIAL RULES BEFORE ENTERING THE CONTEST. YOU MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO ENTER THE CONTEST.
NO PAYMENT OR PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PAYMENT OR PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
SECTION A ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ SPECIFIC TERMS FOR THIS CONTEST
Sponsor. The Instructables Independence Contest (the ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂContestÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ) is a skill-based contest sponsored by Autodesk, Inc., a Delaware corporation (ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂSponsorÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ), in connection with the Instructables.com website (the ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂSponsor SiteÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ). The Contest is co-sponsored by the company or companies listed here, if any (each, a ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂCo-SponsorÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ): Brown-Forman Corporation, a Delaware corporation, on behalf of its brand, Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey. The Contest is governed by these Official Rules (these ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂRulesÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ).
Overview. The object of the Contest is to create an Instructables project that shows your unique and independent idea for a business venture, passion project or hobby, that meets the Criteria (as described in Section A.8 ["Judging"] below) and that is submitted in accordance with the format, content and other requirements identified in Section A.5 ("How to Enter") below.
Eligibility. The Contest is open only to natural persons who, at the time of entry, are registered members of the Sponsor Site, are at least twenty-one (21) years old, and are legal residents of the United States (excluding residents of California). Certain individuals are excluded from eligibility to enter or win, as described in Section B below.
Deadline. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on July 23rd, 2012 (the ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂStart DateÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ). Entries for the Contest must be received by Sponsor by 11:59 p.m. PT on September 3rd, 2012 (the ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂDeadlineÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ).
How to Enter. There are two ways to enter the Contest, as described below. Either way, all entries must comply with the entry requirements identified in these Rules (including in this Section and in Section B below), as well as with any specific formatting or content requirements identified on the ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂHow to EnterÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ page [https://www.instructables.com/contest/independence/?show=ENTER] for the Contest on the Sponsor Site. It is each entrantÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢s responsibility to ensure compliance with those requirements.
Entry with New Instructable. To enter a new project in the Contest, follow these steps:
First document your project in the Video Instructables format. When you get to the submit Instructables, click on the video instructables.
In the body of your entry please include a statement explaining how the grand prize of $25,000.00 will be used to pursue your form of independence (eg. placing your idea/product on an online marketplace, publishing your eBook, creating a name for your product or business).
In the body of your entry you must also include your date of birth in the Month, Day, Year format. If this information is not included in your submission then your entry will be disqualified.
When your project is ready to be published to the Sponsor Site, visit the Sponsor Site and follow the instructions for publishing your project to the Sponsor Site. You must be a registered user of the Sponsor Site in order to publish a project to the Sponsor Site. If you are not already a registered user of the Sponsor Site, you will be prompted to create an account on the Sponsor Site during the publication process.
When you publish your project to the Sponsor Site, you will be given the option to enter any open Contests. If you have reviewed the entry requirements for the Contest, believe your project qualifies for entry, and want to enter it in the Contest, check the box for the Contest and click ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂENTERÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ.
Entry with Previously Published Instructable. If you published a project to the Sponsor Site prior to, or after, the Start Date, but you have not entered that project in the Contest, you can enter it in the Contest by following these steps:
Go to the ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂHow to EnterÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ [https://www.instructables.com/contest/independence/?show=ENTER] page for the Contest, and review the requirements for entering a project in the Contest.
Click on the ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂEnter NowÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ or similar link to review a list of your published projects.
If you believe a project in the list meets the entry requirements for the Contest and want to enter it in the Contest, select it for entry in the Contest and click ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂENTER.ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ
You may not register the same project in more than three (3) contests in total, over the life of the project.
Further information about entry can be found in Section B below.
Winner Selection. There will be three (3) total winner(s). The winner(s) will be selected on or around September 13, 2012, and Sponsor will announce the winner(s) on or around September 13, 2012. Each winner will be awarded only the prize(s) for which that winner was selected, as described below.
Prize(s). The prize(s) to be awarded in the Contest is/are as follows:
ONE  GRAND PRIZE -$25,000.00 and an empty Jack Daniels barrel (ARV $150.00).
ONE  FIRST PRIZE - 13" MacBook Air with 256 GB of SSD memory (1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz , 4GB memory, 256GB flash storage1, Intel HD Graphics 4000) (ARV $1199.00) and an empty Jack Daniels barrel (ARV $150.00).
ONE  SECOND PRIZE - iPad 3 black with 16 GB and WiFi (ARV $499.00) and an empty Jack Daniels barrel (ARV $150.00).
The total estimated retail value of all prizes to be awarded in the Contest is: $27,148.00
NOTE: Beverage alcohol is not part of any Prize. Any barrel awarded is empty.
Judging. Entries will be judged on the basis of the following criteria (the ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂCriteriaÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ): best expression of the object of the Contest, creativity, originality, passion for project and how the project can lead to independence, each of which will be given equal weight. Sponsor will choose twenty (20) finalists from the pool of all eligible entries. Further information on the steps and process of judging can be found in Section B below. In choosing the finalists, Sponsor will base its decision on the Criteria. Finalists and winners will be judged by a panel of at least two (2) individuals (each, a ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂJudgeÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ), including at least the following: for the finalists, two editors from Sponsor, and for the winners, a marketing representative from Co-Sponsor, a media representative from Universal McCann and a media representative from Arnold Worldwide. Further information on the steps and process of judging can be found in Section B below.
Size of Entry Pool. Winning entries will be selected by the Judges in accordance with the Criteria as described in these Rules. The chances of any entry winning a prize depends on the number of eligible entries received between the Start Date and the Deadline and the quality of that entry as compared to the other eligible entries, as evaluated by the Judges in the manner described above. Sponsor does not know in advance the number of eligible entries that will be received. The number of entries received, and the number of winners chosen, in prior contests of Sponsor, including the three (3) most recently completed contests, can be found through the ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂContestsÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ page of the Sponsor Site, which can be found here [https://www.instructables.com/contest/jackdaniels/]. The number of eligible entries for SponsorÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢s recently completed contests generally has ranged from approximately forty (40) to approximately six-hundred fifty (650), and generally has averaged approximately one-hundred fifty (150), but Sponsor cannot predict or guarantee any specific number of eligible entries for the Contest.
SECTION B ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ ADDITIONAL TERMS FOR THIS CONTEST
Exclusions from Eligibility. Employees of Sponsor, any Co-Sponsor, or their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, suppliers, or advertising or promotional agencies (including without limitation any Judges who are employees of Sponsor or Co-Sponsor or any of its parents, subsidiaries, or affiliates), as well as members of their households or their immediate families, may submit entries in the Contest, but any such entries are for information and entertainment purposes only and are not eligible to be selected as finalists or to win. Judges who are not employees of Sponsor or any of its parents, subsidiaries, or affiliates, are not eligible to enter or win, nor are members of their households or their immediate families. Beverage alcohol retailers and wholesalers are not eligible to enter or win, nor are their employees, members of their households, or their immediate families.
Each entry must be entirely the original work of the persons identified in the entry;
If persons other than the entrant have contributed to an entry, the entrant must have the permission from each contributor prior to submitting the entry;
Entries must not have been published prior to the Start Date;
Entries must not have been entered in more than three other previous contests of Sponsor;
Entries must not contain anything that is or may be: (i) threatening, harassing, degrading or hateful; (ii) defamatory; (iii) fraudulent or tortious; (iv) obscene, indecent or otherwise objectionable; or (v) protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express prior consent of the owner of such right;
Entries must not contain any material that would give rise to criminal or civil liability or that encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offense; and
Sponsor and Co-Sponsor support responsible drinking and adhere to all digital marketing codes applicable to alcoholic beverages. Any entry which the Sponsor or Co-Sponsor deems to encourage or be suggestive of irresponsible drinking or irresponsible behavior, or which might in the Sponsor or Co-SponsorÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢s judgment constitute a contravention of any applicable marketing law or code will be ineligible.
All persons contributing to the entry or featured in the entry must be at least 21 years of age and must agree to the terms of these Official Rules.
Judging Process. The winner(s) will be determined through two (2) rounds of judging, as described below:
Selection of Finalists: In the first round, Sponsor Judges will rank each eligible entry based on the Criteria, using a range voting method, assigning each entry a value between 0-9. The entries with the highest scores will qualify as finalists, and the number of finalists selected will be as identified in Section A above.
Selection of Winner(s): In the second round, Co-Sponsor Judges will apply the Criteria to evaluate the finalists, using a range voting method, assigning a value between 0-9 to each finalist. The finalist(s) with the highest score(s) will be selected as the winner(s), and the number and type of winners will be as identified in Section A above. Any ties will be broken using the median ballot rating approach (the entry with the highest median score wins).
The Judges have the right to disqualify any entry that is not in compliance with these Rules, in the JudgesÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ discretion. In the event that a winning entry is disqualified, the next-highest scoring entry will be selected as the alternate winner. In the event that one or more of the identified Judges is unavailable, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute Judges of comparable qualification, to be determined by Sponsor in its discretion.
Prize Terms. All values are stated in United States dollars. If a stated prize is unavailable, Sponsor has the right to substitute one or more items of equal or greater value, in its discretion. No prize is exchangeable, transferable, or redeemable for cash. The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable federal, state, provincial, local, or other statutes, regulations, and other laws and for bearing any personal income tax or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to any prize. The Grand Prize and barrel prizes will be delivered to Winners by Co-Sponsor and the First and Second Prizes will be delivered to Winners by Sponsor. THE PRIZE(S) WILL BE GIVEN AWAY BY SPONSOR AND ANY CO-SPONSOR(S) ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂAS IS.ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ SPONSOR AND ANY CO-SPONSORS DO NOT MAKE, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM, ANY WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, REGARDING ANY PRIZE OR PORTION THEREOF, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, IN WHICH CASE SUCH EXCLUSION SHALL APPLY ONLY TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW IN THE RELEVANT JURISDICTION.
Announcement; Award of Prize(s). The winner(s) will be notified by e-mail within seven (7) days of selection. The winner(s) may be required to sign a declaration of eligibility and/or publicity and/or liability release form, to the extent not prohibited by law, prior to receipt of a prize. The winner(s) must take possession of the prize(s) as directed by Sponsor, and the Grand Prize winner agrees that he/she will take affirmative steps to further their winning idea, for example, without limitation, putting their idea on an online marketplace or other website, creating a name for their product, service or business, publishing an eBook, etc. The winner(s) shall be required to provide age verification. The winner(s) may be required to provide Sponsor with a social security or taxpayer identification number for tax purposes. A 1099 may be issued to winner(s). The winner(s) also may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that he or she is the Authorized Account Holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry. An ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂAuthorized Account HolderÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ is the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses to the domain associated with an e-mail address. In the event of a dispute, an entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. Failure to respond to a winner announcement, or return any required declarations or releases within seven (7) days (or any longer time specified by Sponsor) or to comply with any of the foregoing may result in disqualification and the selection of an alternate winner. It is SponsorÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢s policy to assist government employees in meeting their obligations under their Standards of Ethical Conduct; any prize(s) won in violation of those Standards should not be accepted and should be returned at SponsorÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢s expense or destroyed.
Representations. By entering the Contest, each entrant represents and warrants that: (a) the entrant meets all eligibility requirements of the Contest; (b) in entering and participating in the Contest, the entrant has complied and will comply in all respects with these Rules and all applicable statutes, regulations, and other laws; and (c) the information provided in the entrantÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢s entry, including without limitation all contact information, is true, accurate, and complete in all respects.
Assumption of Risk. By taking any action to create an entry for the Contest, each entrant, on his or her own behalf and on behalf of his or her personal representatives, heirs, executors, and assigns, acknowledges and agrees that: (a) there may be danger and risk of bodily injury, death, or property damage involved in creating an entry; (b) these risks and dangers may arise from foreseeable or unforeseeable causes; (c) such entrant and his or her personal representatives, heirs, executors, and assigns assume all risks and responsibility for any personal injury, death, property damage, or other loss arising out of the creation of any entry, whether caused by negligence or any other cause; and (d) such entrant and his or her personal representatives, heirs, executors, and assigns are relinquishing any and all rights he, she, or they now have or may have in the future to sue or take any other action against Sponsor, any Co-Sponsor, the prize manufacturers, any other entities involved in the administration of the Contest, each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives (the ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂSponsor PartiesÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ) on the basis of any injury, death, damage, or other loss that may be suffered arising from any action taken in the creation of any entry, including but not limited to claims based on allegations of negligence by any of the Sponsor Parties.
Release. To the maximum extent permitted by law, by entering the Contest, each entrant releases and holds harmless the Sponsor Parties from any and all responsibility, liability, damages (including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive, statutory, and other damages), losses, costs, or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating to: (a) entry or participation in the Contest, including but not limited to disputes among individuals claiming to have contributed to any winning entry; (b) any violation by the entrant of these Rules, the Policies, or applicable laws; (c) misappropriation, infringement, or other violation of any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, right of publicity, privacy, or other legal or contractual right of any person attributable to entrant or any entry submitted by entrant; (d) the acceptance, possession, receipt, or use of any prize or any item purchased with any prize (e.g., if the prize includes a gift card); (e) any entries or votes that have been tampered with or that are misdirected, incomplete, non-conforming, corrupt, lost, late, or ineligible; (f) any problems or technical malfunctions (including but not limited to errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, or delays in operation or transmission) of any computer, telephone, modem, cable, satellite, network, hardware, online system, server, software, or other equipment or provider, including any incorrect, incomplete, garbled or jumbled information resulting therefrom; (g) any Internet traffic congestion or website accessibility or delays; (h) printing or typographical errors in any Contest-related materials; or (i) any other technical or human error that may occur in connection with the Contest (the ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂCausesÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ). If anyone makes any claim against any of the Sponsor Parties arising out of or relating to any of the Causes attributable to the entrant, the entrant will pay for any damages, losses, liabilities, costs, penalties, and expenses, including without limitation attorneysÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ and expertsÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ fees and costs, incurred in connection with such claim. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, THE SPONSOR PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE CONTEST, HOWSOEVER CAUSED, WHETHER ARISING IN STATUTE, TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND ALL SUCH DAMAGES ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED AND EXCLUDED. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, IN WHICH CASE SUCH LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION SHALL APPLY ONLY TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW IN THE RELEVANT JURISDICTION.
Misconduct. Sponsor reserves the right, in its discretion, to disqualify any entrant who: (a) tampers with the entry or voting process, the operation of the Contest, the Sponsor Site, or affiliated websites; (b) acts in an unsporting or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy or harass another person; (c) is otherwise in violation of these Rules, the Policies, or any applicable laws; or (d) attempts to subvert the letter and/or spirit of these Rules. SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Termination. Sponsor reserves the right to suspend, modify, or terminate the Contest at any time for any reason, in its discretion, including without limitation in the event of fraud, abuse, tampering, technical, administrative, financial, or other difficulties. In such cases, Sponsor will post a notice on the Contest page of the Sponsor Site. Should the Contest terminate prior to selection of the winner, Sponsor will announce an alternate means of awarding the prize on the Contest page of the Sponsor Site.
Miscellaneous. Sponsor, any Co-Sponsor, and each entrant agree to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of an appropriate state court in Marin County, California, or an appropriate federal court located in San Francisco, California, for any action or proceeding arising out of or related to these Rules, the Contest, or any prize. By entering the Contest, each entrant submits to the jurisdiction of those courts and waives any objection to those courts, whether on the basis of jurisdiction, venue, inconvenience of the forum, or otherwise. If any part of these Rules is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or otherwise unenforceable, such part will be modified by such court to the minimum extent necessary to make it enforceable while preserving to the maximum extent possible the original intent of Sponsor, and the remaining parts of these Rules will remain in full force and effect. Nothing contained herein or in any of the Contest related materials should be construed as an endorsement by Sponsor of any Co-Sponsor, or of Sponsor or any Co-Sponsor of any third party, product, or service.
WinnerÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢s List; Mailing List. The user name(s) and entries of the Contest winner(s) will be posted on the Contest page of the Sponsor Site, within thirty (30) days of awarding of all prizes. In addition, the names of the winner(s) may be obtained by sending a written request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the below address (requests must include the words ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂWINNERÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢S LISTÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ and the full name of the Contest prominently in the first line of the address):
82 2nd St.
San Francisco, California 94105
All such requests must be received within six (6) months of the Deadline. SponsorÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢s telephone number for Contest purposes is (510) 473-7626. Entrants who opt to join SponsorÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢s electronic mailing list agree to be contacted by email by Sponsor. Requests for removal from SponsorÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢s mailing list may be made as instructed in any such email, or by sending a written request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂInstructables Mailing ListÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ at the above address, by calling the above telephone number, or as otherwise indicated on the Sponsor Site. Residents of Vermont may omit return postage on winnerÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¬ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢s list and mailing list requests.
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