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Cover Girl Show Us Your Best Red Carpet Look Contest Rules

Wed, August 4, 2010 4:27pm EDT by Add first Comment

Hollywood Life “CoverGirl $250 Prize Pack” Contest – Official Rules


  1. Eligibility “CoverGirl $250 Prize Pack” Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Florida, New York, and Rhode Island) who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of LLC, Media Corporation, and their parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. Subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Due to additional regularity requirements in the following states, this Contest is void in Florida, New York, Rhode Island and where prohibited. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

  1. Sponsor and Administrator LLC, 9800 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90301

  1. Timing

The Contest begins runs for one week (dates TBD) during the July-October 2010 campaign. On day of, contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (”ET”) and ends on at 11:59 p.m. ET on the last day of the applicable entry period (the “Entry Period”).

Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest.

  1. How to Enter

To enter the Contest, visit and follow the directions provided to complete the entry form; then, upload your photo, and submit (the “Entry”). Photo must be submitted in JPG or GIF format and cannot exceed 20MB in size. All Entries must be received by 11:59 PM ET on the last day of the applicable Entry Period to be considered for that Entry Period. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means and Entries by any means which subvert the entry process are void. All Entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

Limit: Each participant may enter only once during the Entry Period. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate and submit an Entry is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the registrant or player. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.


Entry may NOT contain, as determined by the 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; promotes any particular political agenda or message;

  • is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group;

  • appears to duplicate any other submitted Entries;

  • defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies;

  • contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as costumes, distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others, without permission; contains any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses;

  • contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media), without permission;

  • contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead, without permission;

  • contains look-alikes of celebrities or other public or private figures, living or dead;

  • communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which we wish to associate; and/or

  • violates any law.

Entry must be the original work of the entrant, may not have been previously published, may not have won previous awards, and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. If the Entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant, and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the Entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Entry by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, name and likeness permissions from any person who appears in or is identifiable in the Entry. If any minor appearing in the photo is not the child or legal ward of the entrant, entrant is responsible for obtaining written consent from such minor’s parent or legal guardian prior to submitting his/her Entry into this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor from any entrant at any time. Failure to provide such proof may, if requested, render Entry null and void. By submitting an Entry, entrant warrants and represents that he/she and any persons appearing or who are identifiable in the Entry consent to the submission and use of the Entry in the Contest and to its use as otherwise set forth herein.

By submitting an Entry, entrant hereby irrevocably and in perpetuity grants all right, title, and ownership in the Entry to Sponsor, and Sponsor shall be free to use, distribute, disseminate, display or otherwise exploit the Entry in anyway whatsoever, including the posting of the Entry on the websites,, or upon any other websites, properties, and/or within any printed material in Sponsors sole and absolute discretion. Entrant agrees that Released Parties (as defined in section 10) are not responsible for any unauthorized use of Entries by third parties. Released Parties do not guarantee the posting of any Entry.

By submitting an Entry, entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor may obtain other Entries under this Contest or have developed on its own through other third parties ideas and material that may be similar or identical to the Entry submitted by entrant, and entrant waives any and all claims he/she may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future, that any other Entry reviewed and/or used by Sponsor may be similar to his/her Entry.

  1. Judging

All eligible Entries received by Sponsor for each Entry Period for all categories combined will be judged by Hollywood Life equally in its sole and absolute discretion, on any and/or all of the following criteria: Originality, creativity and depiction of a Cover Girl product look and/or overall makeup look. The Entry with the highest score in each Entry Period, as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion, will be deemed the potential Grand Prize winner for that Entry Period. In the event of a tie for any Entry Period, an additional, “tie-breaking” judge will determine the winner for that Entry Period based on the criteria listed herein. Sponsor reserves the right not to award the prize for any Entry Period if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries for that Entry Period. Prize awards are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. Judges’ and Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest.

  1. Prize Drawings

Winner will be announced on or around September 1, 2010. Administrator is the judging organization whose decisions as to the administration and operation of the Contest and the selection of the potential winners are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Administrator will randomly select the one (1) potential Contest winner from all eligible entries received during the applicable Entry Period, on or around the dates specified in Section 3 above. Winners will be notified by email, mail or phone. If a potential winner cannot be contacted within 5 days, after a reasonable effort has been exerted, if s/he is found to be ineligible, if s/he cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if his/her Prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately eight (8) to ten (10) weeks after the conclusion of the Contest.

  1. Winner Notification

Potential winners will be notified by email and may be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (unless prohibited by law) and any other documents required by Sponsor, which must be returned within 3 days of date appearing on prize notification. Return of prize or prize notification as undeliverable, failure to sign and return requested documentation within the specified time period, the inability of Sponsor to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period or noncompliance with these Official Rules by any potential winner will result in disqualification and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, the prize may be awarded to a runner-up for the Entry Period at issue. If any potential winner is an eligible minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for fulfilling all requirements imposed on winners set forth herein.

  1. Prizes and Odds of Winning

One (1) Grand Prize: COVERGIRL Blast Boutique Collection, including CoverGirl eye shadow, mascara, lip gloss and other CoverGirl products. Total ARV is US $250.00. ODDS of winning a Prize depends on the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period. Additional Prize conditions, limitations and restrictions may apply. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners are solely responsible for all costs, incidentals, and any other expenses not specifically mentioned as being included, including but not limited to any required installation or requested product upgrades/options/extended warranties. Prize Winners will be responsible for any additional costs and incidentals associated with the prize. Prize winners will be mailed the respective prize at the address entered on the entry form or to the address given when notified of prize (if an address field was not available during entry). If delivery is returned, Prizes will be forfeited and no additional compensation will be awarded in Sponsor’s sole discretion, and prizes may be awarded to an alternate winner in accordance with this Contest Official Rules. Contest Entities are not responsible for delays in delivery of a Prize (or Prize components). All other expenses and items not specifically mentioned in these Official Rules are not included and are each winner’s sole responsibility. Prizes (or Prize components) may not be exchanged. No transfer, substitution or cash equivalent of a Prize (or Prize component) is permitted. Prizes (and Prize components) are subject to availability and substitution with a Prize of equal or greater retail value if a Prize (or Prize component) is unavailable or cannot be awarded for any reason; at Sponsor’s and Contest administrator’s sole discretion. The value of the Prizes set forth above represents Sponsor’s and Contest administrator’s good faith determination of the ARV thereof and cannot be challenged or appealed. In the event the ARV of a Prize (or Prize component) is more than the actual retail value of the Prize (or Prize component); the difference will not be awarded in cash or otherwise. Any depictions of Prizes are for illustrative purposes only. All federal, state, local or other taxes including, without limitation, income taxes are sole responsibility of the winners. Contest administrator is the not guarantor of the Prizes.

10.  Release

By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

11.  Publicity and Use of Entries

Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes winner’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

By submitting an Entry, each entrant agrees Sponsor shall own the Entry submitted (including all rights embodied therein) and that it and its designees may exploit, edit, modify, and distribute the Entry and all elements of such Entry, including, without limitation, the names and likenesses of any persons or locations embodied therein, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity without compensation, permission or notification to entrant or any third party.

12.  General Conditions

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

13.  Limitations of Liability

The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Contest, provided that, if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Contest, or any part of it, for any reason, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.

14.  Disputes

Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate California State Court located in Los Angeles County, California; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall 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 (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.

15.  Entrant’s Personal Information

Information collected from entrants is subject to, LLC’s Privacy Policy

16.  Winner List

Winner List requests will only be accepted after the promotion end date (listed above) and no later than November 1, 2010. For the Winner List, visit the promotion website, complete the form at the bottom of the FAQ, and select “Win List Request” in the drop down.

This promotion is presented, and sponsored by, LLC located at 9800 South La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90301.