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NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THE CONTEST. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
Eligibility: The Welch's Recipe Contest (the "Contest") is open to registered dietitians who maintain a blog and are legal residents of the 50 United States plus the District of Columbia, at least 18 years of age, except employees officers or directors (and the immediate families or household members of such persons) of Welch Foods Inc. ("Sponsor"), its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies, and any advertising, promotion or other agency or supplier involved in any way with this Contest. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
How to Enter: To enter, create a family-friendly recipe using at least one (1) Welch's 100% Grape Juice Product and post the recipe on your blog along with the following caption: "My Recipe for the Welch's Recipe Contest" ("Caption"). Then, send us a link to your recipe blog post so the judges can see and evaluate your recipe. Links must be sent via email to email@example.com between 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on May 11, 2015 and 11:59:59 p.m. ET on June 8, 2015 (“Entry Period”).
Entry Requirements: Any recipe blog post without the required Caption is void.
Each recipe entry must: (i) be the entrant's own creation that does not infringe or violate the rights of anyone else; (ii) use ingredients that are readily available in most well-stocked kitchens or food stores; (iii) include specific instructions including exact measurements for each ingredient and step-by-step directions for recipe preparation; (iv) be capable of successful preparation by a Sponsor representative; and (v) be in English.
Recipes must not: (i) feature or refer to any branded products other than Welch's or require a specific brand of any third-party product or ingredient; (ii) contain any copyrighted works or trademarks (other than those owned by the entrant or Sponsor); or (iii) defame or libel Sponsor or any third party.
Entries that do not comply with these Official Rules or that otherwise contain prohibited or inappropriate content as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified and will not be considered for prizes. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to edit any references to third-party trademarks. Sponsor makes the final determination as to which entries are eligible to take part in this Contest and Sponsor’s decisions shall be binding.
You may enter a maximum of one (1) recipe in the Contest. Excess entries will be disqualified. If two or more entrants post substantially similar recipes, the earliest posting will count and the later posting(s) will be disqualified. Entries will not be acknowledged.
In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address used to submit the entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
Selection of Prize Winners: Recipes will be reviewed by a panel of expert judges, who will review all recipes based on the following criteria: family friendliness (appeal to adults and children alike) 30%, ease of preparation 30%, creativity (most original, unique, or unusual use of a Welch's 100% grape juice product) 30%, and public appeal 10%. As part of the assessment of public appeal, the judges may, in their discretion, take into account online comments about the recipes; however, the judges are not required to consider such comments and may give them as much or as little weight as they see fit. The judges will select one (1) grand prize winner, one (1) runner-up, and one (1) third place winner.
Potential Winners will be notified by email on or about June 11, 2015, and may be required to sign and return to Sponsor an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within 72 hours. Failure to sign any documents when required may result in disqualification and selection of alternate winner. If any winner is a minor under the laws of his/her state of residence, prize may be awarded in name of parent or legal guardian who must also sign all required documents.
One (1) Grand Prize is available: A $500 Visa gift card and a signed copy of No Whine with Dinner.
One (1) Runner-Up Prize is available: A $250 Visa gift card and a signed copy of No Whine with Dinner.
One (1) Third Place Prize is available: A signed copy of No Whine with Dinner.
Visa is not a sponsor of, and is in no way affiliated with, this Contest. Gift cards are subject to issuer's standard terms. Winners will be responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution by winners is allowed. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value in the Sponsor’s sole discretion in the event any advertised prize becomes unavailable. Limit one (1) prize per person.
Release of Liability: By participating, you release Sponsor, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, directors, and agents, including advertising agencies ("Released Entities"), from any and against any and all injury, loss or damage caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in the Contest and/or the acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of the prize, and you agree that Released Entities are not responsible for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to the Contest and/or the awarding of any prize, except as expressly set forth in these Official Rules. By entering, you further agree that (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Contest, but in no event attorney's fees; (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses; and (iv) any dispute will be governed by Massachusetts law without regard to principles of conflicts of laws, will be heard in the state or federal courts located in Massachusetts, and the entrant hereby consents and waives any objection to the jurisdiction of such courts.
License to Use Entries/Recipes: By entering this Contest and uploading your recipe, you irrevocably grant to Sponsor and its agents the unconditional and perpetual non-exclusive right to post, display, publish, use, adapt, edit and/or modify such recipe in any way, in any and all media, for any purpose, without limitation, and without consideration to you. Winners agree, if requested, to irrevocably assign and transfer to the Sponsor any and all rights, title and interest in their winning recipe, including, without limitation, all copyrights and waive all moral rights in the recipe.
Entry constitutes consent to the use of entrant’s name, voice, picture and/or likeness, and recipe submitted as part of the entry process, in any and all media without restriction of any kind whatsoever, without compensation for promotion purposes, including but not limited to posting online and/or any publicity associated with the Contest.
Additional Rules: Entrant represents and warrants that his/her entry: (i) is the original work of the entrant; (ii) has not won previous contests or awards, or been entered in contest; (iii) has not been published previously in any medium; (iv) does not infringe any third party's intellectual property rights; (v) does not contain obscene or pornographic material; (vi) does not contain defamatory statements (including but not limited to words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic group); (vii) does not include threats to any person, place, business, or group, (viii) does not invade privacy or other rights of any person, firm or entity, and (ix) does not in any other way violate applicable laws and regulations.
Entrant hereby agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Released Entities against any and all third-party claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses, arising out of or related to any breach by the entrant of any provision of these Official Rules, including, without limitation, entrant's representations and warranties made herein.
Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered are void. Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, garbled, or illegible entries; (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, mobile device, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest. By participating in the Contest, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of judges and/or Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any contest it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules or acted in any unsportsmanlike or inappropriate manner; and (ii) suspend, modify or terminate the Contest if Sponsor believes, in its sole discretion, that malfunction, error, disruption or damage is impairing or will impair the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest. LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THE CONTEST WEBSITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Winner List: For a list of the winners, available after June 15, 2015, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: FoodMinds LLC. Attn: Yvonne Morales 328 South Jefferson Street, Suite 750 Chicago, IL 60661.
Sponsor: Welch Foods Inc., 300 Baker Avenue, Suite 101, Concord, MA 01742.