2017 Cover Kid Rules and Regulations

ENTRY: Visit tampabayparenting.com/2017-cover-kid-search-contest/ and complete the Cover Kid Search entry form.  Required information includes the child’s first and last name, your name, email and phone number. Photos must be .jpg or .png image formats and cannot exceed 1 MB. If submission is received before July 15, 2016 it will appear when voting starts on July 15, 2016. All entries must be received by August 15, 2016.

Tampa Bay Parenting (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 or Sponsor, Sponsor’s advertisers, clients, or customers to controversy, negative publicity, scorn, or ridicule.

LIMIT:  One entry per child. No group entries.

COST:  Free.

ELIGIBILITY: Legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, 0 – 18 years of age or older, entered by their parent or legal guardian, 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 Search and their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and members of their immediate families or persons residing at the same address.

VOTING: Voting for the 2017 Cover Kid Search will begin on July 15, 2016 and end on October 15, 2016. Entrants can be voted for once per day per IP address. Sponsor reserves the right to void, cancel or disqualify any vote(s) at any point in the voting process for any reason without notification.

FINALISTS:  On October 16, 2016, the twenty-five entries with the most votes will be deemed “Finalists”. On November 1, 2016, Finalists will be posted to tampabayparenting.com/2017-cover-kid-search-finalists/ for a final round of voting to conclude on or about December 15, 2016.

WINNERS:  On or about December 16, 2016 , the Finalists with the most votes will be deemed “2017 Cover Kid Winners”. Cover Kid Winners will be chosen by the Sponsor based on votes. Sponsor, in it’s sole discretion, may override the votes in any part of the contest without notice.

PRIZE: The 2017 Cover Kid Winners and will each appear on a 2017 cover of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine. Winners will appear on a cover of Sponsor’s choosing and will be notified 1 – 6 weeks before photo shoot needs to be scheduled. Every attempt will be made to schedule a photo shoot at a date and time that is convenient for each winner, but Sponsor’s editorial and printing deadlines override any factor of convenience for the winner. Each Cover Kid Winner must attend their photo shoot with no more than one (1) parent/guardian.

It is expected that each Cover Kid Winner will behave and take direction from both the photographer and creative director at the photo shoot. If for any reason the photographer and/or creative director decide that the Cover Kid Winner is too difficult to work with or does not take direction, it is up to the sole discretion of the creative director to terminate the photo shoot and cancel the Cover Kid Winner’s appearance on the cover of Tampa Bay Parenting. Photo shoots will not be rescheduled.

Appearance in Tampa Bay Parenting magazine is subject to availability. Sponsor reserves the right to include any model of it’s choosing alongside any winner without notification.  Sponsor is not responsible for any circumstances that make it impractical or impossible to fulfill of the prize.  The prize has no retail value, and if it becomes impractical or impossible to fulfill this element, Sponsor’s only obligation will be to provide the remainder of the prize.

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 prizes 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. 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.

CONDITIONS/WARRANTIES:  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 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 prizes. All decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects.

By participating in this contest and accepting any prize that they may win, entrants agree to release Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine, 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 Sponsor to use their name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials in programming or promotional material, 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.

By submitting entry materials, entrants certify that such materials are original and created by entrant, that entrants have the necessary rights, permission and authority to submit such materials, and, if applicable, that entrants maintain a valid copyright in the materials.

PRIVACY:   Registration for Sponsor’s TampaBayParenting.com website is required to enter the Search.  When you register, we collect personally identifying information about you, your child including but not limited to your name, mailing address, and email address.  The information that you provide will be added to a centralized Sponsor database so that you will simultaneously be registered for Sponsor’s other websites as well.  By entering and providing the required registration information, you acknowledge that Sponsor may send you information, samples, or special offers it believes may be of interest to you about its publications or other goods offered by it’s advertisers.  IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO SHARE YOUR INFORMATION, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS PROMOTION.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION:  Except where prohibited, by participating Search 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 Florida without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction.  Except where prohibited, by participating in this Search, entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Search, 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 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 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 or force majeure.  In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select winner(s) 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.

GENERAL:  Except where prohibited by law: (i) entry constitutes permission to use winner’s entry, name, hometown, voice, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this contest for editorial, public relations, promotional and advertising purposes on behalf of Sponsor without compensation; (ii) potential winners will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Ownership/Liability Release, Publicity Release, and Assignment of All Rights in 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, winners release 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.  Prize has no monetary value.