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Shell Ultimate Enthusiast Contest Official Rules
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1. How To Participate
No purchase necessary. Before entering the Shell Ultimate Enthusiast Contest (the “Contest”), entrants (each an “Entrant”, collectively, “Entrants”) must read and agree to the following Contest rules (“Rules”). Participation in the Contest constitutes an Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement and acceptance of the Rules, which are final on all matters relating to the Contest.
1.2. Sponsor and Administrator:
The sponsor of this Contest is Shell Oil Products US (the “Contest Sponsor”). The Contest will be administered by Edelman (also referred to as the Contest Sponsor for the purposes of these Rules) on behalf of Shell Oil Products US. Entries will be reviewed and Prize winners selected by a panel of judges and the Sponsor (as outlined in these Rules).
The Contest is open only to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are the age of majority in their primary state of residence and 18 years of age or older as of August 6, 8:00:00 am (EST). Void in New Jersey, Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law.
Employees, directors, officers and retirees of the Contest Sponsor, and their immediate family members (spouse, parents, children, siblings, and their respective spouses) and respective household members are not eligible to enter. Respective affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, wholesalers, retailers, advertising and promotional agencies of the Contest Sponsor are not eligible to enter. If the “Grand Prize Winner” participates as a judge in a subsequent contest, that person is not eligible to win the contest which he/she judges.
1.4. Contest Overview:
The Contest invites Entrants to submit answers to three (3) questions as well as submit a photograph illustrating their Formula for Excitement.
The Contest will consist of three phases as described in sections 1.4.1 – 1.4.3. The Contest commences on August 6, 2013, 8:00:00 am (ET) and ends on September 17, 2013, 11:59:59 pm (ET) (the “Contest Period”).
1.4.1. Phase 1 – Entry Period:
August 6, 2013, 8:00:00 AM (ET) – September 17, 2013 11:59:59 PM (ET). To enter, Entrants should access the Contest through www.facebook.com/shell, visit the contest tab, and complete the entry form as indicated. All Entries must be submitted and received by 11:59:59 pm (ET) on September 17, 2013 in order to be eligible to win a Prize for that Entry Period. The Contest’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for the Contest.
Once an Entry is submitted successfully via the entry form, Entrants will see notification on the entry form that their entry has been submitted successfully.
There is a limit of one Entry per Entrant during the Contest Period. Subsequent entries submitted by an Entrant are void. The Prizes will be awarded as outlined in Sections 1.4.3, 2, 3 and 4. The Contest Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, illegible, damaged or misdirected Entries and incorrect or outdated contact information submitted in Entries.
If a dispute results as to the identity of an Entrant, it will be determined that the eligible Entrant is the authorized account holder assigned to the email address listed in the entry process. The Contest Sponsor’s decisions are final on all matters relating to this contest.
Entrants hereby acknowledge that they own or have secured the rights to use, publish and copyright the photograph submission. Entrants and the Contest Sponsor hereby acknowledge there is no relationship between the Contest and the owner of any trademarks displayed in photographs submitted by the Entrants.
Photographs may not be produced by professional photographers and must be of good quality, unpublished, may not have won any prize or award and be owned by the Entrant. Modifying, enhancing, retouching or altering in any way photographs submitted in this Contest may disqualify the Entry, at the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsor.
All Entries must be keeping with the Sponsor’s image, and may not be offensive, or can’t defame or invade upon the publicity or privacy rights of any person, or otherwise infringe on any person or entity’s intellectual property, personal or proprietary rights, as determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.
Entries which depict elements not owned by the Entrant (such as, but not limited to, depictions of buildings, songs, individual names, trademarks or logos) must be able to provide written legal consent (in a form that is satisfactory to the Sponsor) that permit the Entrant to use and exploit such elements, and thereby give the Sponsor the right to use and exploit the content and materials in accordance with these Rules. The manufacturers of the vehicles depicted in the Entrants photographs have no responsibility for the conduct or administration of the Contest.
Entries that do not adhere to these Rules may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Modifying, enhancing, retouching or altering in any way photographs submitted in this Contest may disqualify the Entry, at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.
1.4.2 Phase 2 – Judging Period: Judging and Determination of Potential Finalists:
Judging of the Essays and photographs will be performed by a panel of judges selected by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entries will be given a score out of 25 points. Judging will be based on the following criteria: (i) Originality – 60%; (ii) Appropriateness to Contest Theme – 30% (iii) Photograph – 10%. Entrants with the overall top three scores will be declared finalists. The Entrant with the overall top-scoring Entry will be declared the “Grand Prize Winner”. The maximum score an Entry can receive is 25 points.
In the event of a tie, the Entrant with the highest score in originality will be declared the winner. Judges will apply the criteria and allocate scores in their sole and absolute discretion. The decisions of the judges are final and binding on all matters relating to judging of the Essays and photographs. Three (3) Potential Finalists (Potential Finalists) will be selected by 11:59:00:00 PM (ET) on October 7, 2013.
1.4.3 Phase 3 –Potential Finalist Validation and Notification Period:
The Potential Finalists will be notified by email and telephone within five (5) business days after they have been selected as a finalist by the judges under 1.4.2. The Potential Finalists disqualified and forfeit his/her right to the Grand Prize if they do not, within five (5) business days of having been notified of their prize by the Contest Sponsor, respond to Contest Sponsor and provide a signed copy of Contest Sponsor’s form of Declaration and Release of Liability and Rights granting license to and releasing liability of the Contest Sponsor as outlined in these Rules and a Release of Liability for the Potential Finalist’s guest in order to be verified as a Finalist (Finalist).
In this case, the Contest Sponsor shall be fully and completely released and discharged from any liability or responsibility in this regard, and the Potential Finalist will have no recourse against the Contest Sponsor, company or anyone else involved with the Contest.
Subsequent Potential Finalists will be selected using this same process until a Potential Finalist is verified as a Finalist.
The Contest Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect and/or outdated contact information provided in the Entry. The Contest Sponsor’s decisions are final on all matters relating to this Contest.
2. Award Presentation
The Finalists, along with one guest per Finalist, will be invited by Shell to the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona the week of January 13, 2014, where the Grand Prize Winner will be announced. Attendance is not required to win the Grand Prize. Trip will include roundtrip airfare, three (3) day and two (2) night hotel stay, transportation from airport to the hotel, nine (9) meals during the three day trip including an all-access entry to Barrett-Jackson’s world famous car auction, and an invitation to Barrett-Jackson’s opening night gala where the Grand Prize Winner will be announced.
Approximate retail value (ARV) for the trip per finalist is $3,500.
The three Finalists will each receive “Shell V-Power Gasoline” for one (1) year. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Prize is $2,428.88. For the purposes of this Prize, “a year’s worth of Shell V-Power Premium Gasoline®” is calculated as the average consumer’s yearly gasoline consumption of 636 gallons (4.5 fuel purchases per month x 11.77 gallons of gasoline per purchase x 12 months) at an average July 3, 2013 cost of $3.819 / gallon consistent with the Oil Price Information Services national average released on July 3, 2013 (636 x $3.819 = $2,428.88).
Fluctuations in gasoline prices will not affect calculation of the prize amount.
Each contest Prize will be rounded up to the next fifty dollars and be awarded in the form of twenty four (24) $100.00 (US) Shell Gift Cards and one (1) $50 Shell Gift Card. All terms and conditions as outlined on the back of the Shell V-Power Gift Cards apply.
The free fuel for a year Prizes will be sent to each finalist by the Contest Sponsor.
Prize winners will receive no further compensation or credit for use of their Entries other than that disclosed in these Rules. The Contest Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the Prize winners and their Entries other than that outlined in these Rules. Allow six (6) to eight (8) weeks for delivery of all Prizes. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash, except where required by law.
4. Grand Prize Winner
The Grand Prize Winner will receive a trip for two to Maranello, Italy for seven days and six nights. The Grand Prize will consist of a flight into Bologna, Italy, transportation from the airport as well as to the cities of Maranello and Milan, three meals per day per person, hotel accommodations for six nights, a tour of the Ferrari factory in Maranello, a Pilota Day with Ferrari and $1,000.00 in additional spending money.
The dates for this trip are to be determined by the Sponsor. Total approximate retail value (ARV) for this prize is $25,000.00. Alternately, the Grand Prize Winner can choose to decline the trip for two to Italy and will receive an additional $10,000 in Shell V-Power Gift Cards, to be awarded in the form of sixty (40) $250 (US) Gift Cards. All terms and conditions as outlined on the back of the Shell V-Power Gift Cards apply. The Grand Prize Winner must be of the age of majority in his or her primary state of residence and 18 years of age or older.
The Grand Prize Winner and his or her guest must provide Contest Sponsor with a Release of Liability for the Italy trip. The Grand Prize Winner’s guest must be 18 years of age or older.
Entrants will be asked to submit their car club affiliation, if applicable. If the Grand Prize Winner is a member of a car club, that person’s car club will receive $5,000 in Shell V-Power Gift Cards. A car club is defined as an incorporated entity, classified as a 501(c) organization; the clubs will be required to show proof of this structure.
5. Joey Logano Foundation Contest
All photograph submissions will be submitted to the Joey Logano Foundation for review and consideration for inclusion in the Joey Logano Foundation’s official 2014 calendar.
The winner of the Joey Logano Foundation contest may have his or her photograph featured in the Joey Logano Foundation’s official 2014 calendar and will receive one (1) $100 Shell V-Power Gift Card. The prize will be awarded in the form of one (1) $100 Shell Gift Card. The judging and results of the Ultimate Enthusiast Contest and the Joey Logano Foundation Contest are independent of each other.
Photo entries will be judged based on the following criteria and given a score out of 25 points: (i) Originality – 50%; (ii) Photo – 30% (iii) Appropriateness to contest theme - 20%. The Entrant with the overall top-scoring Entry will be declared the “Photo Contest Grand Prize winner”. The maximum score an Entry can receive is 25 points. All photos must be original, not computer generated or illegally taken from another source(s).
In the event of a tie, the Entrant with the highest score in originality will be declared the winner. Judges will apply the criteria and allocate scores in their sole and absolute discretion. The decisions of the judges are final and binding on all matters relating to judging of the Essays. Winner will be selected by 11:59:00:00 PM (ET) on September 30, 2013.
The finalist will be notified by email and telephone within one (1) business day after they have been selected as a finalist by the Joey Logano Foundation. The selected Entrant will be disqualified and forfeit his/her right to the “Photo Contest Grand Prize” by October 1, 2013 if the Entrant does not, within one (1) business day of having been notified of their prize by the Contest Sponsor, respond to the Contest Sponsor and provide a signed copy of Contest Sponsor’s form of Declaration and Release granting license to and releasing liability of the Contest Sponsor as outlined in these Rules.
The selected Entrant must provide a high resolution jpg of image to Contest Sponsor by 11:59:00:00 PM (ET) on October 2, 2013 to be featured in the 2014 Racer’s Dream Garage Calendar.
By participating, all Entrants, including the Grand Prize Winner and Finalists agree
a) to be bound by these Rules and the decisions of the Contest Sponsor and the judges; and
b) to release, indemnify and hold harmless the Contest Sponsor and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries and independent contractors, and their respective directors, officers, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives, including advertising and promotion agencies, from any and all liability for claims/damages, including but not limited to claims/damages for personal injury (including death) property damage, with respect to or arising from acceptance, possession or use or misuse of the Prize or participation in the Contest, or for claims/damages based on publicity rights, defamation, intrusion of privacy or intellectual property infringement.
6.1 Intellectual Property:
By entering the Contest, Entrants represent and warrant to the Contest Sponsor that they own or have secured all rights necessary to publish their Essays and photographs, and waive all moral rights therein in favor of the Licensees (as defined below).
For those Essays and photographs that contain materials not owned by an Entrant (such as, but not limited to, music, individual names or likenesses, other copyright material, trademarks or logos) the Entrant must be able to provide written legal consent (in a form that is satisfactory to the Contest Sponsor) that permit the Entrant to use such materials in their Essays and photographs, and thereby gives the Contest Sponsor the right to use such materials in accordance with these Rules, and in particular within the scope of the rights granted to Licensees below.
Any form of plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification. Submitting modified copyrighted material to this Contest may disqualify the Entry, at the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsor. Essays and photographs must be unpublished and may not have won any prize or award.
All Entrants acknowledge and agree that by entering the Contest, Essays and photographs are submitted on a non-confidential basis.
Entrants further grant the Contest Sponsor, its affiliates and agents (including Edelman, Penske Corporation, Joey Logano Foundation) (collectively “Licensees”) a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable right to use, modify, edit, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from and, distribute the Essays and photographs, and incorporate the Essay and photographs into any form, medium or technology.
The foregoing shall include the right, to use the Essays and photographs or parts thereof for any advertising, promotional and/or recruiting purposes.
Licensees shall not be required to designate Entrants as the creators or authors of Essays and photographs or include any references to entrants on, or in connection with, any Essays and photographs in respect of which the foregoing rights are exercised.
All Essays and photographs must be in keeping with the Contest Sponsor’s image, and may not be offensive, or cannot defame or invade upon the publicity or privacy rights of any person, or otherwise infringe on any person or entity’s intellectual property, personal or proprietary rights, as determined at the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsor.
Essays and photographs that do not adhere to these Rules may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsor.
6.2 Personal Information:
Personal Information collected from Entrants by the Contest Sponsor will be used by the Contest Sponsor or its affiliates to administer the Contest and for internal analysis of participant demographics. Neither the Contest Sponsor nor its affiliates will share this information with any third parties, except as necessary for the administration of the Contest.
The Contest Sponsor will not attempt to contact the Entrant for any other purpose than to administer the Contest unless they have opted-in to receive relevant product-related email communications from the Contest Sponsor. These communications may include, but are not limited to, publicity, advertising, marketing or promotional material through any contact method you have shared with us, including, but not limited to, email, mail, home phone, cell phone, Facebook, and Twitter.
7. Legal jurisdiction:
The Contest shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas without regard to its conflict of laws doctrine, and applicable federal laws of the United States of America.
By entering the Contest, the Entrant agrees that the courts of their legal residence shall have jurisdiction to entertain any action or other legal proceedings based on any provisions of these Rules or the running of the Contest.
7.1 The Contest Sponsor shall not be held responsible for any problems, errors or negligence that may arise or occur in connection with the Contest.
The Contest Sponsor accepts no responsibility for loss, damage or claims caused by or resulting from the Contest or acceptance of a prize.
The Sponsor will not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, falsified, tampered with, altered or destroyed entries and all such entries are void.
In the event it is determined that an Entrant has entered in a fashion not sanctioned by these rules and/or has submitted more than the number of entries permitted by these rules, the Entrant will be disqualified and all of the entries submitted by the Entrant will be disqualified. The Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical, human or other error in the printing of Contest and/or collateral advertising materials, administration of the Contest, processing of the entries or in the announcement of the prizes or in any other materials or information associated with the Contest.
The Sponsor will not be liable, and does not assume any responsibility, for incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information, technical malfunctions, human or technical error, printing errors, lost, delayed or garbled data or transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or failures of any telephone or computer lines or networks, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof.
Sponsor is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in 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, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive information by Sponsor on account of technical problems, or on account of traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof.
7.2. The Sponsor reserves the right to terminate or suspend this Contest or to amend the Rules at any time and in any way, without prior notice.
7.3. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Shell Oil Products US and not to Facebook. By participating in this promotion you agree to a complete release of Facebook from any claims.
7.4. SPONSOR & ADMINISTRATOR: The Contest Sponsor is Shell Oil Products U.S., 910 Louisiana, Houston, Texas 77002. The Administrator is Edelman (also referred to as the Sponsor for the purposes of these Rules) on behalf of Shell U.S.
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