March 12, 2010

Design and Win Your Own Flash Ring Contest!

Category: Fun, Site News, Timely — By @ 11:53 am

About a week ago I did a feature on ArrobaSilver and the fantastic superhero-themed jewelry they produce. They mentioned to me that they wanted more input from real comic book fans about designs for their pieces (which include DC Comics themed rings, pendants, earrings, and cufflinks) . To that end I proposed to them this:

Speedforce.org’s very first contest sponsored by ArrobaSilver!

I know there are a tons of fans out there who would love to have their own custom Flash memorabilia and now is the perfect chance to get a custom-designed, high-quality, ultra-detailed officially licensed Flash ring for free!

The Ring Design can be hand-drawn, digitally produced or even a model. Be creative but stay within reason. Using the many ring designs available on ArrobaSilver.com as a base to build off of is a surefire way to guarantee entry.

The contest begins this Monday, March 15, 2010 at 12:00:01 p.m. Eastern Time, and ends Monday, April 26, 2010 at 11:59:59 a.m. Eastern Time. So you guys have a little over a month to get your designs together and email them to: DesignYourOwnFlashRing@yahoo.com

Official Contest Rules after the break:

CREATE ARROBASILVER’S NEXT FLASH RING CONTEST

FULL OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY ONLINE CONTEST. TO PARTICIPATE, ALL ENTRANTS MUST BE 13 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT TIME OF ENTRY. ENTRANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST GET PERMISSION FROM THEIR PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS PRIOR TO ENTERING THE CONTEST. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

TIMING: Contest begins on Monday, March 15, 2010 at 12:00:01 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”), and ends Monday, April 26, 2010 at 11:59:59 a.m. ET (the “Contest Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official clock of this Contest.

HOW TO ENTER: Send entries to DesignYourOwnFlashRing@yahoo.com during the Contest Period and follow the instructions for creating your entry. Entries can be hand-drawn, digitally produced or even a model. Be creative but stay within reason. Using the various ring designs available on ArrobaSilver.com as a base to build off is a surefire way to be accepted for entry. A complete entry is comprised of your name, geographical location and digital pictures of the Ring Design in .jpeg format. A digital image of your Ring Design may be displayed along with your first name, last initial and your city and state of residence in an online gallery. Once your Entry has been submitted, it is final and may not be changed, altered, revised or modified. Entries will only be accepted during the Contest Period.

1. Limit: One (1) Entry per person/e-mail address during the Contest Period. Only one (1) person may be named on the Entry submission (“Entrant” or “you”). No group entries or collaborations permitted. Neither Sponsor nor any of its Affiliates are liable for any disputes between collaborators related to a submission. Any attempt by an Entrant to submit more than one (1) Entry by using multiple/different e-mail addresses, identities, registrations and log-ins, or any other methods will void any Entry submission from that Entrant and that Entrant will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of the Entrant, the Entry will be declared made by the Authorized Account Holder of the e-mail address provided at time of entry. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person thirteen (13) years of age or older who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. All Entries become the property of Sponsor with all rights, including the right to edit, publish and use the Entry materials including the Ring Design without further permission, consideration or payment to the Entrant, except where prohibited by law. Sponsor and its designees have the right to use any and all Entries, and any and all elements appearing in the Entry, including likenesses, symbols and phrases of any kind for future advertising, marketing, manufacture and/or sale, commercial, promotion and publicity in any manner and in any medium now known or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity without compensation or notice to Entrant.

2. Original Work: Eligible Entries received will be reviewed by Sponsor for compliance with the full Official Rules and entry parameters set forth herein. By submitting an Entry, Entrant represents and warrants that the Entry is original and is Entrant’s own work and does not infringe or violate any third party’s copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, defamation, privacy, publicity, false light, idea misappropriation or any contractual rights or any other rights. Further, Entrant represents that Entrant has not copied or used other works of others in the Entry without permission or right to do so, and that no other person other than Entrant has any right, title or interest in any part of the Entry submission. Entries containing “profanity” or that are lewd, obscene, pornographic, disparaging, indecent, or that are otherwise deemed to be inappropriate by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may be disqualified, and will not be eligible for judging and/or for posting in the gallery. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to decide if an Entry is inappropriate and may refuse to process or post any materials deemed objectionable or inappropriate by Sponsor. By submitting an Entry, Entrant grants and assigns to Sponsor all title to the Entry, including all its copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights, and grants and assigns to Sponsor and its designees a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, unrestricted, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right and license to consider, disclose, use, re-use, reproduce, modify, digitize or enhance, adapt, change, edit, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, redistribute, and/or display Entry (in whole or in part) including any and all images or likenesses that appear in the Entry and/or incorporate all or part of his/her Entry in other works, all in any manner and in any form, format, or media anywhere in the world at any time, as well as in connection with any distribution or syndication arrangement with third parties or third-party sites, in any media format or medium and through any media channels and for any purpose, without further notice or compensation to Entrant. Entrant waives any and all “moral rights” Entrant may have in the Entry. Sponsor is in no way obligated to use any Entry and entrant may or may not be given any credit or attribution if the Entry is subsequently used. Entrant agrees to waive all claims to receive any royalties of any kind now or in the future from Sponsor or its designees for any use of any Entry, including copyright or trademark royalties, and Entrant represents, warrants and agrees that no other party is entitled to claim any royalties from the use of the Entry as set forth in these full Official Rules. Entrant also acknowledges that other individuals may have submitted similar or identical Entries that Sponsor may have the right to use and that Sponsor’s employees are continually developing product ideas and names that may predate the Entry.

JUDGING
Contest winners are determined by the application of the Judging Criteria described below to each eligible Entry. All Entries will be judged under the supervision of Sponsor and/or its designated agencies, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest.

Prize Details:
GRAND PRIZE WINNER (1): One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a copy of the ring they designed free of cost and the opportunity to have the ring design produced as part of the ArrobaSilver DC Comics product line as a Limited Edition Ring. Sponsor reserves the right to determine whether or not the winning Entry will be produced and marketed to the general public. No cash substitutions will be permitted and prizes are nontransferable. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value. No transfer or assignment of prizes permitted except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. (Total ARV of prize: $59.99 USD).

ELIGIBILITY: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. TO PARTICIPATE, ALL ENTRANTS MUST BE 13 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT TIME OF ENTRY. ENTRANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST GET PERMISSION FROM THEIR PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS PRIOR TO ENTERING THE CONTEST. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD BEGINS 12:00:01 p.m. on Monday, 3/15/10 AND ENDS 11:59:59 a.m. on Monday, 4/26/10.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY & PUBLICITY: All Entrants (and parent/legal guardian if Entrant is a minor) release Sponsor and each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, agents, employees and all others associated with the development and execution of this Contest, from any and all liability with respect to, or in any way arising from, this Contest and/or acceptance or use or misuse of the prizes, including, but not limited to, liability for personal injury, bodily injury, death, damages or loss, or claims that any advertising subsequently produced, presented, and/or prepared by or on behalf of Sponsor infringes Entrant’s rights with regard to any elements, characters, or ideas contained in any Entry which arise from, relate to, or are connected with your use of the Web site, entry into the contest or Entry submission. Sponsor is not responsible for prize quality or utility. All entries become the property of ArrobaSilver©. Upon entering the contest, Entrants waive any and all rights, title and interest in the Entry including, without limitation, all copyrights, and agree to forever waive all moral rights in the Entry, and any rights of privacy, intellectual property rights, publicity (where lawful) and any other legal rights that might preclude the Sponsor’s use, alteration or modification of the Entry or require the Entrant’s permission to use it for any purpose. Entrant and/or parent or legal guardian if Entrant is a minor agrees to never sue or assert any claim against the Sponsor or any entity acting pursuant to Sponsor’s direction for any use, or alteration of such Entry.

INDEMNIFICATION: ENTRANT AND/OR THEIR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN IF ENTRANT IS A MINOR WILL INDEMNIFY SPONSOR, AND HOLD HARMLESS FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DAMAGES, EXPENSES, COSTS (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND LIABILITIES (INCLUDING SETTLEMENTS), BROUGHT OR ASSERTED BY ANY THIRD PARTY AGAINST ANY OF THE INDEMNITEES DUE TO OR ARISING OUT OF THE ENTRANT’S ENTRY OR THE ENTRANT’S CONDUCT IN CREATING AN ENTRY OR OTHERWISE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS CONTEST, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLAIMS FOR TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT, COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT; VIOLATION OF AN INDIVIDUAL’S RIGHT OF PUBLICITY OR RIGHT OF PRIVACY; OR DEFAMATION.

OTHER CONDITIONS: Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any printing errors, computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors, failures of any kinds, delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend the online portion of this Contest, in its entirety or in part, should a virus, bug, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or other causes beyond Sponsors’ control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest and to determine the Winner from all eligible online entries received prior to the date of the withdrawal. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate Entry information whether caused by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the contest by a technical or human error that may occur in the processing of the Entries in the contest. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds: a) to be tampering with the Entry process or the operation of the Contest or Web site; b) acting in violation of the Rules; or c) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person; or d) doing anything that is or will be an offense involving moral turpitude under federal, state or local laws or that may bring Sponsor or ArrobaSilver into public disrepute, contempt, scandal, or ridicule, or that insults or offends the community or any substantial organized group thereof, or that might tend to injure the success of Sponsor or ArrobaSilver and its products or services. Any attempts by an individual to access the site via a robotic, automatic, script or other brute-force attack may result in that individual’s e-mail address, Entries or votes, becoming ineligible and void. Any personally identifiable information collected during an Entrant’s participation in this Contest will be collected by Sponsor and used by Sponsor, its affiliates, agents and marketers, for purposes of the proper administration and fulfillment of the Contest as described in these full Official Rules.

SPONSORS: ArrobaSilver and Speedforce.org

© DC Comics 2010 The Flash is a registered trademark of DC Comics and Warner Brothers. All Rights Reserved.
© ArrobaSilver is a registered trademark of Font Silver S.A de C.V. All Rights Reserved.

Good luck everyone I look forward to seeing all the great submissions.

Remember ArrobaSilver is also offering readers of Speedforce.org a 10% discount on any order for a limited time. Go to ArrobaSilver.com, pick your items, enter code: GA001 during checkout, and save 10%.

-Devin “The Flash” Johnson