2019 Art for the Airwaves Contest Rules

Any individual (each such individual is hereinafter referred to as a “Participant”) who enters, attempts to enter, or in any way participates or attempts to participate in the WPSU 9th Annual Art for the Airwaves Competition contest (“Contest”) conducted by The Pennsylvania State University (“Penn State”) agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions provided in these Official Contest Rules (“Rules”), as well as by Penn State’s interpretations of these Rules, which are final and binding in all matters relating to any Contest

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  1. No Purchase Necessary. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
  2. Applicable Law/Void Where Prohibited. The Contest is subject to and governed by applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation in this Contest is void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.
  3. Eligibility. The Contest is open to legal residents of the United States of America, who are at least 18 years of age or older at time of entry, except that the following individuals are not eligible for the Contest: (a) employees within Penn State’s WPSU; (b) any individual involved in the sponsorship of any Prize of the Contest, and immediate family members (and those living in the same household, whether or not related) of any of the foregoing. Immediate family members shall include spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws”, or by current or past marriage, remarriage, adoption, co-habitation or other familial extension. Entry. To enter the Contest, an individual must submit an original piece of artwork (“Artwork”) through the http://wpsu.org/fmposter website that meets the following requirements: 1) it must be “2D” work, including drawings, paintings, photography, mixed media, and collage; 2) it must be submitted electronically as a jpeg; 3) the jpeg must be named to include the artist’s name, the medium of the Artwork, and the size (For example: “Bob Smith, painting, 18x24.jpeg”); 4) the Artwork should be no smaller than 18 inches by 24 inches; 5) content of the Artwork submitted should reflect people, places, activities, and life in Pennsylvania. Entries must be made and received by 5:00 on February 28, 2019 (the “Entry Period“). Limit three entries per person. Penn State is not responsible for problems with Contest entries, including but not limited to, entries which are lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible, or cannot be completed, even if the problem is the result of the sole or partial negligence of Penn State.
  4. Original creation. You represent and warrant that the Artwork you submit for the purposes of this contest is original and of your own creation.
  5. Selection of Winner. Each entry will be reviewed by a panel volunteer judges. Judges will score entries individually and make final evaluations among the highest scoring entries, and select the winner. Participants’ names will not be attached to any entry during the review process. The winner will be notified by March 5.
  6. Prizes. Penn State will provide the following recognition and promotional support for the winning Participant:
  7. Participant will receive 50 printed posters of the Artwork for their own use.
  8. Participant will receive thank-you mentions on WPSU-FM.
  9. Penn State will establish a link from its public website to the Participant’s public site, if such site is available at the time the winner is announced. The link will be maintained for one year or until start of the following year’s poster print competition, whichever comes first, unless Participant’s site is or becomes non-operational.
  10. No transfer, assignment or substitution of a prize is permitted, except Penn State reserves the right to substitute a prize for an item of equal or greater value in the event an advertised prize is unavailable. Any difference between the actual value and the approximate retail value of any prize will not be awarded. No substitution or cash equivalent will be made.
  11. Odds of Winning. The odds of winning a prize are dependent on the number of Participants and entries in the Contest and the quality thereof.
  12. Taxes. Each prize winner shall be solely responsible for any federal, state, or local taxes associated with his/her receipt of the prize.
  13. Claiming the Prize. Prior to being awarded a prize, winners are required to provide their full name. Penn State reserves the right to deny awarding the prize if the winner fails to provide satisfactory identification, as determined in Penn State’s sole discretion. Penn State reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to award unclaimed prizes to alternate contestants or not to award the unclaimed prizes. Any costs relating to the prizes, including travel, are the sole responsibility of the winner. As a condition precedent to the awarding of the prize, the winning Participant agrees to assist Penn State as needed with any alteration for image size (e.g., cropping) for printing, and agrees to sign and number all printed copies of the Artwork that Penn State produces (up to 300 copies). The signing may take place at a public event in the WPSU studios.
  14. Release and Limitation of Liability. By participating in the Contest, you hereby agree to release and hold harmless The Pennsylvania State University and its trustees, directors, officers, employees, agents, and representatives (“Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims or causes of action, including but not limited to claims or causes of action arising from third party claims of infringement, or Penn State’s own negligence and claims or causes of action for personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Contest or the receipt, use, or misuse of any prize. By participating in the Contest, you also agree that you shall not be entitled in any circumstance to punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees.
  15. Publicity Release. Participant hereby grants an irrevocable, world-wide, royalty-free right and license to Penn State and the Released Parties to use, print, exploit, adapt, modify, reproduce, distribute, publicly perform and display the Artwork, and any photographs, video, and/or audio (collectively “Media”) taken of me or the Artwork for use in promotional, educational, informational, advertising or commercial materials and communications in any from now known or later developed, including but not limited to publications, websites, articles, brochures, books, magazines, newsletters, exhibits, videos, films, social media, advertisements, and training programs (collectively “Materials”). Furthermore, Participant hereby authorize and consent to the use of my name, image, likeness, biographical information, and voice (collectively, “Likeness”) in the Media for all Materials or any other purposes deemed appropriate by Penn State.
  16. Disqualification. All participants agree to be bound by these Rules. Non-compliance with any of these Rules will result in disqualification and all privileges as a Participant will be immediately terminated. Penn State, in its sole discretion, further reserves the right to disqualify any person for: (i) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; (ii) gaining an unfair advantage in participating in the Contest; (iii) obtaining winner status using false, fraudulent or deceptive means; or (iv) engaging in otherwise unsportsmanlike or disruptive behavior.
  17. Reservation of Rights. Penn State reserves the right in its sole discretion to supplement or make changes to these Rules as well as the rules of any contest at any time without notice. Penn State reserves the right in its sole discretion to interpret the rules of any contest, and such interpretation shall be binding upon all Participants. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including without limitation lack of significant participation, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or other causes which adversely affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, Penn State reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest.

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