LOS ANGELES COUNTY "LA SEX SYMBOL" DESIGN CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS
The LA Sex Symbol Design Contest (the "Contest") is open to legal residents of Los Angeles County who are 18 years of age (as of May 1, 2012) or older only. Employees of the County of Los Angeles, including immediate family members and members of the same household ("families"), members of the Artwork selection panels and their families, and ONE Condom or any of its parent or affiliate companies' board members, directors, and employees and their families, and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Division of HIV & STD Program ("DHSP") consultants and their families are not eligible to participate in the Contest.
How to Enter
To enter the Contest, visit www.lasexsymbol.com and submit your first name and last name, complete address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, date of birth and a valid email address in the online entry form. You will also need to upload one (1) original piece of artwork to be used for a condom wrapper.
Entries must be submitted after 12:01am Pacific Time ("PT") on May 21, 2012 and before 11:59pm PT on June 17, 2012. All submissions will be deemed submitted at the time received. The inclusion of any false, deceptive, and/or obscene images or words in the Artwork will render the entry ineligible and will not be posted for review.
Maximum of three entries per e-mail will be eligible for consideration and ineligible entries submitted subsequent to the third eligible entry will be disqualified. Entry submissions will not be acknowledged and no submitted Artwork will be returned to the person submitting the Artwork.
All entrants must agree to the online submission release in order to submit his or her entry.
If, for any reason, the online entry is not capable of operating as planned, including, without limitation, malfunction of any telephone networks, lines, and/or computer online systems, DHSP will not be held liable for any damages resulting from such events. DHSP is not responsible for failures in the receipt of any entry, whether due to human error or internet or network traffic congestion or for any injury or damage to any computer related to the traffic congestion or for any injury or damage to any computer related to the participation or downloading of any materials in connection with the Contest, and is not responsible for the security of any computer through which submission of an entry is attempted or completed, including any infections by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or technical failures of any kind, or any other causes. DHSP reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any entry by an individual who tampers directly or indirectly with the Contest process, and to cancel, modify, or suspend the Contest. DHSP assumes no responsibility for any error, deletion, defect or delay in operation or transmission, communication failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, the entries that is beyond the reasonable control of DHSP and which may correct or affect the fairness, integrity, security or administration of this Contest. If there is any dispute as to the identity of an internet entrant, the decision of DHSP may disqualify the entry unless the dispute is resolved by the purported entrant(s) to the satisfaction of DHSP. Among the entrees, twenty will be selected, going through a series of Fan and Community Advisory picks and panel judging. Within the twenty selected, the Judging Panel will determine the top 50 that will be available for the community voting to determine the Grand Prize winner nine Runners-up and 10 Finalists. The Artwork of the Grand Prize Winner and Runners-up will be used, in its submitted form or in modified form, on the LA condom wrapper for a limited edition of LA Condoms to be distributed through the LA County Condom Distribution Program. The LA Condom Distribution Program promotes condom use to help prevent the spread of HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections and to help prevent unplanned pregnancies.
The condom wrapper on which the use of the design entry (the "Artwork") to be considered is round in shape and 2.375 inches by 2.375 inches. Image upload for submission is required to have a 300 dpi and at least 250 x 250 pixels. Required file format for upload is png, tif or jpg.
Submission may be a drawing, photo, or design.
All Artwork must be original; no stock photography or copyrighted images may be used or duplicated without appropriate rights and free of any claims for use of secondary artwork. Entrant agrees and acknowledges that there will be no compensation of calculable monetary value for Artwork usage.
No images will be accepted with the Hollywood sign, LA sports teams or trademarked logos, structures or buildings.
Artwork must be appropriate for all audiences. We appreciate all forms of art, but remember these products will be included in the LA County Condom Distribution Program. All entries that are incomplete, illegible, damaged, irregular, have been submitted through illicit means, or do not conform to or satisfy any condition of these rules and regulations shall be disqualified.
The entrant must secure and provide upon request all appropriate clearances, permissions and releases for the Submission granting DHSP the right to use the Artwork as set forth in these Official Rules without any payment being owed (in the event an entrant cannot provide all required releases, DHSP reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify the applicable Artwork, or seek to secure the releases and clearances for DHSP's benefit, or allow the applicable Artwork to remain in the Contest).
A limited number of Artwork entries, no more than fifty (50), will be selected by a non-partisan selection panel. The selection panel will be composed of persons within the County of Los Angeles whom have advertising, art, design, and/or condom manufacture and Condom Distribution Program expertise and selection will be made by the panel based on the programmatic, promotional and artistic value of the Artwork. The selection panel will vote during the period between June 18, 2012 and June 20, 2012 and the top 50 will be selected and reposted for public voting. The Top 50 designs will be selected by the voting public online from June 21th – June 26th, 2012. The top 50 designs will be posted on www.LASexSymbol.com and or Facebook.com/LACondom. The contest dates to submit will start on May 21, 2012 and end at 11:59 p.m. PT on June 17, 2012. Visitors may rate designs once per IP address per day. The one (1) entrant who receives the most number of votes will win the Grand Prize. The nine (9) entrants who receive the next most number of votes will each win one (1) runner-up prize. The ten (10) entrants who receives the next most votes will each win one (1) finalist prize. In the event of a tie, the judging panel will select the Grand Prize winner and the secondary pick will be a Runner-Up contest winner. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received, the artistic and promotional value of each individual Artwork entered, and the number of fan and community favorite votes and the decision by the judging panel. Upon completion of the selection process by the panel, DHSP will notify the entrants whose Artwork have been selected. The notification will be sent to the email address provided by the entrant. In the alternative or in addition, telephone notification may be used for all finalists. From among the finalists, the finalists' Artwork will be displayed on www.erasedoubt.org , www.borraladuda.org , www.lasexsymbol.com and on accompanied Facebook pages. Week of June 25th, 2012, the Grand Prize Winner, nine (9) Runners-up, and ten (10) Finalists will be announced. The Artwork of the Grand Prize Winner and Runners-up will be used on the condom wrapper for a 2012 limited edition of the LA Condoms to be distributed through DHSP and LA County distribution points. The Artworks, in submitted or modified form, of the other finalists may be used in various campaigns and initiatives of DHSP and the LA County Department of Public Health.
If any entrant does not respond to notification of preliminary Artwork selection within five calendar days after the first attempt by DHSP to contact the winner takes place, then the panel may select another entry to replace such preliminary entrant's Artwork selection.
In order to be eligible to be declared a finalist, within seven days after entrant's notification that the entrant's Artwork has been selected as a finalist, the entrants selected by the panel must complete and must sign a Contest eligibility and liability/advertising release and indemnification in the form required by DHSP, confirming his or her compliance with these rules and regulations and releasing County of Los Angeles Public Health Department and its employees, all persons involved in the Condom Distribution Program, advertisers and consultants and their respective employees, directors, officers and agents from all liability.
If, after preliminary selection as a finalist, an entrant is not eligible or cannot be contacted by DHSP within the five business days following preliminary selection, the DHSP selection panel may select a replacement entrant's Artwork, and DHSP and the members of the selection panel shall be released and discharged from any liability or responsibility for such substitute selection.
No notice of the selections made will be given to any other entrants other than posting on the Erase Doubt or Borra La Duda websites, www.erasedoubt.org and www.borraladuda.org and on www.lasexsymbol.com. By entering this Contest, the entrants agree to abide by these rules and regulations and agree that the decisions of DHSP and its selection panel are final.
Winners shall receive:
Grand Prize: (1) One winner will receive a Toshiba 19' LED TV with Built in DVD (valued at $249.99), $750 in misc Gift Cards (Combination of AMC, Footlocker, Albertsons, Ralphs and or Target gift cards), the Winner's design produced on the wrapper of the first distribution of the LA Condom, the Winner's design produced on the LA County RV, the Winner's design posted on LA County websites, and a plaque featuring the design.
Runners-ups (9): All nine winners will each receive $200 in misc. Gift Cards (Combination of AMC, Footlocker, Albertsons, Ralphs and or Target gift cards), their winning design produced on the wrapper of the first distribution of the LA Condom, winning artwork on LA County websites, and Award Certificate.
Finalists (50): Each winner will receive their artwork on LA County websites and an Award Certificate.
Submission of artwork by an entrant grants DHSP permission to display the artwork with or without the name and age of the entrant online at its websites for the purpose of evaluation and promotion of the Contest and the goals of its LA Condom Distribution Program. Entrant agrees and acknowledges that upon submission of the Artwork, and thereafter, DHSP is free to utilize the Artwork in any format, medium and media for any purpose. Entrant will be required to transfer all rights in and of the Artwork and to license its use, modification, and use in secondary works for all purposes, including advertisements or program publicity, to the DHSP before being selected as one of the finalists by the selection panel eligible for consideration as the final Design Contest Winners.
The submission of an entry constitutes each entrant's permission to print and/or post the entrant's name, age and/or Artwork in all mediums, media and formats, and permission by each of the finalists to the use of his/her name, photograph, and/or voice recordings and likenesses for advertising and program publicity purposes, in all media without compensation or additional permission, except where prohibited by law.
Reservation of Rights
DHSP reserves the right to withdraw, amend or terminate this Contest at any time without prior notice. DHSP is not responsible for any damages, loss, inconvenience, or injury suffered by anyone due to any termination, discontinuance, or modification of this Contest. DHSP is not liable for any errors or negligence that may arise out of, or in connection with, the Contest. DHSP is not liable for injuries, death, damages, or losses of any kind resulting from acceptance of winner status and publicity arising out of or in connection with this Contest.
This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and municipal laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. This Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, and the venue for all controversies shall be located exclusively in Los Angeles and the State of California.
Release of Liability
All persons submitting, or attempting to submit, Artwork for consideration in the Contest, and entrants, including Winners, hereby release DHSP and its employees, partner, affiliates, Condom Distribution Program participants, distributors of condoms and program materials, agents, representatives, advertising contractors and consultants, and distributors of condoms provided by or through the County of Los Angeles from any and all liability, including personal injury, death, damages, monetary losses, risks of travel, and/or attendance at, public events, arising as a result of, or otherwise related to, their participation in the Contest and/or use of the Artwork for LA Condom media campaigns, condom packaging, and Condom Distribution Program purposes and any disqualification or omission from participation in the Contest, however arising.