AMERICA’S HOTTEST HONEY PHOTO CONTEST

OFFICIAL RULES

 

Void outside the 50 United States and where prohibited. Do not proceed to enter this contest if you are not at least 18 years of age (and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States (excluding Puerto Rico) at the time of entry, with Internet access prior to January 25, 2010.

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. 

 

The America’s Hottest Honey Photo Contest entry period begins January 25, 2010, and ends March 31, 2010.  Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m., E.T., on March 31, 2010.  Entries will not be acknowledged or returned.  Sponsor: Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa.
ENTRY: Visit www.lhj.com and complete the registration form, then upload up to six (6) cutest photos (one (1) album) of your spouse or significant other.  To upload your photos go to the “LHJ Photo Contests” channel, under the “America’s Hottest Honey” category, click on the “Add Photo” button, and fill out the requested information.  Photos must be .jpeg or .bmp image formats and cannot exceed 3 MB. Photos must be taken by entrant, non-professional, unpublished and may not have won any prize or award.  Photos must not contain material that violates or infringes the rights of another, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement.  Photos must not contain brand names or trademarks. 

 

LIMIT:  One entry per person.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject and/or disqualify any entries, subjects, photos, or related materials that are nude, obscene, defamatory, profane, offensive, lewd, pornographic, false, misleading, deceptive, or otherwise inconsistent with its editorial standards, audience expectations, or reputational interests or that Sponsor believes may violate any applicable law or regulation or the rights of any third party.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to verify any element of any entry or related materials and to disqualify any entrant whose participation may subject the contest, Sponsor, or Sponsor's advertisers, clients, or customers to controversy, negative publicity, scorn, or ridicule.  
 


ELIGIBILITY: Legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter, except employees of Sponsor and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and members of their immediate families or persons residing at the same address.

 

WINNER SELECTION:  There will be two (2) rounds of judging:
Round 1:   On or about April 1, 2010, twenty (20) Finalist entries will be selected from among all eligible entries by qualified judges appointed by Sponsor based on overall appearance of the person(s) as shown in the photo(s) (34%), adherence to the theme (33%) and quality of photo(s) (33%).  In the event of a tie among entries, the Finalist will be the entry among the tied entries with the highest score in the adherence to theme criterion.  Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than twenty (20) Finalists if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries. Decisions of judges are final and binding.


Round 2:– One (1) photo, selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion, from each of the Finalist galleries will be posted on www.lhj.com between April 12, 2010, and April 30, 2010, and the public will be invited to vote for their favorite finalist photo. Votes must be received by 11:59 p.m., C.T, on April 30, 2010.  One vote per person (with a valid e-mail address) per day.   The Finalist receiving the highest number of votes will be the winner.  In the event of a tie among Finalists receiving the highest number of votes, a qualified panel of judges will determine the winner based on overall adherence to the theme. Results are unofficial until verified by Sponsor.  Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects. 
PRIZING:  One (1) winner will receive a $500 check. Potential winner will be notified by phone, mail and/or email and the prize delivered approximately thirty (30) days from date of winner verification.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if prize cannot be awarded as described. Sponsor will determine all elements of prize in its sole discretion. Prize may not be assigned, transferred, or changed, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor.  Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee express or implied. Sponsor disclaims all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any third party product or service accepted by the winner. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules.  Entrants agree to be bound by Official Rules and agree that if winner fails to provide proof of identity, refuses to provide required affidavit, is found to have violated the Official Rules or otherwise does not meet eligibility criteria, prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Entrants understand that Sponsor is not liable for injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in this promotion and acceptance, possession and use of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prize. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for votes it is unable to process due to network, hardware or other technical failures; or any other reason. VOTE COUNTS DISPLAYED ONLINE MAY NOT BE ACCURATE. RESULTS ARE UNOFFICIAL UNTIL ALL ONLINE VOTES HAVE BEEN COUNTED. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects. 

 

PRIVACY:  By entering and providing the required entry information, you acknowledge that Sponsor may also send you information, samples or special offers it believes may be of interest to you about its publications or other complementary goods offered by Sponsor. Information collected from online entrants is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy at www.lhj.com. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO SHARE YOUR INFORMATION, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS PROMOTION.

 

DISPUTE RESOLUTION:  Except where prohibited, by participating Contest entrants agree that:  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant(s) and Sponsor and its agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction. Entrant agrees that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Contest, or awarding of the prize, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of New York and entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. Except where prohibited, by participating in this Contest, entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or awarding of the prize, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Contest but in no event attorneys' fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any participant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim 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. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.

 

OTHER:  Sponsor assumes no responsibility for entries or votes it is unable to process due to network, hardware or other technical failures; or any other reason.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry or voting process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this promotion if not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, force majeure or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or integrity of the contest.  In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select winner from among all eligible entries or votes received prior to date of cancellation.  The use of automated entry systems or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the contest is prohibited.  In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the holder of an established e-mail account associated with the entry.
 


GENERAL:   By entering, entrants authorize the Sponsor to use their name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials in promotional material and for advertising, public relations and editorial purposes worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner’s list, if applicable, without further compensation unless prohibited by law.  Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation.

 

Except where prohibited by law, potential winner will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Ownership/Liability Release, Publicity Release, and License of Pre-Existing Work within ten (10) days of notification or the entry with the next highest score may become an alternate winner. If winner notification is returned as undeliverable, the entry with the next highest score may become an alternate winner.  By participating and winning a prize, winner releases Sponsor, and its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and agencies and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability with respect to the prize won and participation in the contest.  Subject to all U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations.  Void where prohibited.  Taxes on prize are sole responsibility of the winner. For winner’s name, available after May 30, 2010, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Winner’s List/America’s Hottest Honey 375 Lexington Ave., 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017.