Koala Share Your Studio Contest Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

The Koala Studios Share Your Studio contest entry period begins August 1, 2010, and ends December 15, 2010 (the “Entry Period”).  Entries must be received by 10:59 p.m, CDT., on December 15, 2010 (“Entry Deadline”).  Share Your Studio voting period ends December 15, 2010.  Entries will not be acknowledged or returned.  Sponsor: Tacony Corporation, 1760 Gilsinn Lane, Fenton, MO 63026.

ENTRY – SHARE YOUR STUDIO: Visit www.mykoalastudio.com and click on “Share Your Studio”.  Then complete the Submit Your Studio form and follow the  instructions to upload up to three (3) photos of your sewing room. Photos must show your Koala furniture, be taken by entrant, non-professional, unpublished and may not have won any prize or award.  Photos must be .jpeg image format and cannot exceed 5 MB.

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.  By entering, you represent and warrant that your entry does not violate or infringe the rights of another, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, and that no part of your entry materials constitutes copyright infringement.

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, disqualify, modify, edit and revise any entries, subjects, photos, or related materials that Sponsor deems, in its sole discretion, to be 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.

LIMIT: One entry per household.

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 of the Contest and their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and members of their immediate families or persons residing at the same address.

WINNER SELECTION- SHARE MY STUDIO: Each entrant will receive an email to notify them that their entry has been posted in the Koala Share My Studio gallery and will be given a link to refer voters to the entry by way of a specified URL.

Each month all entries for the monthly time period specified below will be displayed and viewers will be invited to rate each entry. One vote per person per month. For each one-month entry period, one (1) monthly winner will be determined by viewer rating.  In the event of a tie, winner will be determined by Sponsor. Voting results are unofficial until verified by Sponsor.

There will be four (4) monthly Share My Studio entry groups whose entries will be displayed for voting at www.mykoalastudio.com/terms/studio-rules/ . Voting for the Share Your Studio winner will begin on August 1, 2010, and end at 11:59 p.m. CDT on November 30, 2010. One vote per person  per month. The one (1) Share Your Studio winner will be the entrant that receives the highest user rating. In the event of a tie, winner to be determined by Sponsor.  Voting results are unofficial until verified by Sponsor.

Month 1: For contest entries submitted between 8/1/2010 and 8/31/2010 at 11:00 p.m. CDT, the Share Your Studio voting period ends 8/31/2010 at 11:59 p.m. CDT .

Month 2: For contest entries submitted between 9/1/2010 and 9/30/2010 at 11:00 p.m. CDT, the Share Your Studio voting period ends 9/30/2010 at 11:59 p.m. CDT .

Month 3: For contest entries submitted between 10/1/2010 and 10/31/2010 at 11:00 p.m. CDT, the Share Your Studio voting period ends 10/31/2010 at 11:59 p.m. CDT .

Month 4: For contest entries submitted between 11/1/2010 and 11/30/2010 at 11:00 p.m. CDT, the Share Your Studio voting period ends 7/31/2010 at 11:59 p.m. CDT .

PRIZES  –  SHARE YOUR STUDIO:

The four (4) monthly Share Your Studio winners will each receive one (1) Sewing and Craft Club Gift Certificate, retail value $200.00.  Some restrictions may apply.

The monthly Share Your Studio winner may also be featured on the Sewing and Craft Club web site, and in its email and social networking promotions. Appearance on the web site and other web promotions is subject to Sponsor’s sole discretion.

Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if prize (or a portion thereof) cannot be awarded as described. Sponsor will determine all elements of prizing in its sole discretion. Prizes may not be assigned, transferred, changed or redeemed for cash, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor.  Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee express or implied. 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 any winner fails to provide proof of identity, refuses to provide required affidavit, is found to have violated 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. 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.

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 Missouri 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 prizes, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of Missouri 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 prizes, 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, or incomplete, damaged, misdirected, or lost entries or votes.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the 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 winners from among all eligible entries 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.

RELEASES:
By participating in this contest and accepting any prize that they may win, entrants agree to release Sponsor, its parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, advertising and promotion agencies and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this contest and/or acceptance or use of the prize.  Entrants authorize the Released Parties 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 in any media, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winners’ 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, winners will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Ownership/Liability Release, Publicity Release, and License of entry photograph(s) within three (3) 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.  Subject to all U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations.  Void where prohibited.  Any applicable taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners. The winner’s names will be posted on www.mykoalastudio.com during the first week of September, October, November and December 2010.