REAL BEAUTY AT EVERY AGE SEARCH
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
HOW TO ENTER:
This contest begins 12:01 A.M. EST on March 11, 2013 and ends 11:59 P.M. EST on March 24, 2013. To enter online, go to www.PEOPLE.com/beautysearch and follow instructions to submit your original essay and original photograph of a Real Beauty at Every Age. Images uploaded must not exceed 5MB and be in jpg or gif formats. Images must be current representations of the entrant and have been taken within the previous 364 days. By entering, entrant warrants that his or her entry (1) is original and does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party, (2) has not been published in any medium or (3) has not won an award.
All entries will be judged by PEOPLE and PEOPLE.com editors, based on the following criteria: overall charm and appeal of photo (60%), essay appropriateness to contest theme (30%) and reader votes (10%). In the event of a tie, an additional "tie-breaker" judge will determine the Winner from among all such tied entries using the judging criteria above. Sponsor reserves the right to choose fewer than 40 winners if, in Sponsor's sole discretion an insufficient number of eligible and/or qualified entries are received. Incomplete and/or inaccurate entries and entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification for any reason and at any time during the contest period. Decisions of judges are final and binding. Winner will be notified by telephone and/or email, starting March 25, 2013.
Open to women who are legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia who are between the ages of 20 and 59 years at time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. Employees of Sponsor and its promotional partners and their respective parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies (and members of their immediate family and/or those living in the same of household of each such employee) are not eligible.
PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE:
The 40 finalists will appear in PEOPLE magazine's Most Beautiful issue. Four grand prize winners selected from the 40 finalists will be featured on PEOPLE.com and in PEOPLE magazine's Most Beautiful issue. The grand prize winners will each receive round-trip economy-class airfare for herself from the major airport nearest the winner's residence to New York, NY, and a minimum one-night to a maximum two-night stay at a local-area hotel (one room per person). Travel arrangements, hotel accommodations, and any other prize component subject to availability and chosen at Sponsor's sole discretion. Certain blackout periods and other restrictions may apply. All travelers must possess valid travel documents. Winner must travel on dates specified by Sponsor between April 8, 2013 to April 14, 2013
. Arrangements must be made at least 2 days prior to departure. Once scheduled, the itinerary cannot be altered except that sponsor reserves the right to make any necessary changes to travel itinerary based upon circumstances beyond the sponsor's control. Actual value of prize may vary based on timing and point of departure. Each of the grand prize winners will be given the opportunity to participate in a photo shoot (to be scheduled at the sponsor's discretion) during her stay in New York, New York. Approximate Retail Value: $1500.00. All other expenses not specified herein are the responsibility of the Winner. ALL TAXES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. The prize is awarded without warranty, express or implied, of any kind. Limit one prize per person or household.
CONDITION OF PARTICIPATION:
No transfer, assignment, or substitution of a prize permitted, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize (or prize component) for an item of equal or greater value at Sponsor's sole discretion. Nothing in these official contest rules shall obligate Sponsor to publish or otherwise use any entry submitted in connection with this Contest. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Contest. By entering, Entrant represents that any photos and essays and other materials submitted as part of Entrant's Contest entry are original and will not constitute defamation or an invasion of privacy or otherwise infringe upon the rights of any third party, and that the Entrant owns or has the rights to convey any and all right and title in such photos and essays and other materials. In addition, by entering, Entrant grants to Sponsor a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to edit, publish, promote, republish at any time in the future and otherwise use Entrant's submitted photos and essays, along with Entrant's name, likeness, biographical information, and any other information provided by Entrant, in any and all media for possible editorial, promotional or advertising purposes, without further permission, notice or compensation (except where prohibited by law). Uploaded images may appear in a co-branded experience with a participating sponsor. Potential Winner, as a condition of receiving any prize, also may be required to undergo a legal background check, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and where legally permissible a Publicity Release and confirmation of a license as set forth above WITHIN 2 BUSINESS DAYS
following the date of first attempted notification, certifying, among other things, the following: (a) entry does not defame or invade the privacy of any party; (b) entry does not infringe upon the rights of any third party; and (c) the photo and essay and other materials submitted are original and have never been published and entry has never won an award. Failure to comply with this deadline may result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate winner. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its agencies to use Winner's name and/or likeness, biographical information, and/or essay and photograph and other materials submitted for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. By entering and/or accepting prize, Entrants and Winners agree to hold Sponsor and its promotional partners, its directors, officers, employees and assigns harmless for liability, damages or claims for injury or loss to any person or property including death relating to, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, participation in this Contest, the acceptance and/or subsequent use or misuse, or condition of any of the prizes awarded, or claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion or privacy. False or deceptive entries or acts will render the Entrant ineligible. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the immediate and unrestricted right to disqualify any entrant or prize winner, if either commits or has committed any act, or has been involved or becomes involved in any situation or occurrence which the Sponsor deems likely to subject the Sponsor, entrant or winner to ridicule, scandal or contempt or which reflects unfavorably upon the Sponsor in any way. If such information is discovered by Sponsor after a winner has received notice of his prize and before the prize is awarded, Sponsor may rescind the prize in its entirety. If a portion of his/her prize has already been awarded, Sponsor may withdraw the remainder of the prize that has been fulfilled. Decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all matters related to this paragraph. 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.
Sponsor is not responsible for lost or late entries nor 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 entry information by Sponsor or presenter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or any combination thereof. If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received as of the termination date. CAUTION: Any attempt by a contestant to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the game is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such contestant to the fullest extent of the law. If there is a dispute as to the identity of the Entrant, the prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the email address. The "authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person to whom the email address is assigned.
This Contest is governed by the internal laws of the state of New York without regard to principles of conflict of laws. All cases and claims pertaining to this Contest must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in the City of New York, without recourse to class action suits.
If any provision of these Rules is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction or appointed arbitrator, such determination shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision herein.
For name of Winners, available after April 24, 2013 send a separate self-addressed, stamped envelope to PEOPLE Magazine, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020, OR, log onto www.PEOPLE.com/beautysearch after April 24, 2013, available for a period of 7 days.
The Sponsor of this Contest is PEOPLE Magazine, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.