Mythbusters Zombie Costume Contest Rules

posted: 10/09/13




The MythBusters Zombie Costume Contest (the "Contest") starts at 12 p.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on October 10, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on October 17, 2013 (the "Contest Period").

ELIGIBILITY: This Contest is offered and open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington D.C, who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Discovery Communications, Inc., ("Discovery") its subsidiary companies, affiliates, service providers, advertising and promotional agencies, and the independent judging organization, and the immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses or "step" of each) and household members of such employees are not eligible. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply to participation in the Contest. Void outside of the U.S.A. and where prohibited by law. Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these Official Contest Rules and Sponsor's decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

HOW TO ENTER: Enter by submitting an original photo of yourself dressed or disguised as a Zombie. To submit your entry, visit ("Website") during the Contest Period, complete the online entry form and then upload your photo. You must complete all required fields on the entry form and then click "Submit." The photo and completed entry form are referred to as an "Entry". Photos MUST be in a compatible file format (.jpg, .png, .gif) and conform to file size restrictions. Files that do not meet these terms will not be posted for voting. One entry per person per day during the Contest.

All Entries must comply with the ENTRY REQUIREMENTS specified below. Any Entry that does not comply with the ENTRY REQUIREMENTS will not be eligible for entry into the Contest.

All entries must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. ET on October 17, 2013 to be eligible for consideration. No correspondence about entries will be entered into, nor will entries be acknowledged or returned. If all required information is not included, entry will be disqualified. Sponsor will not acknowledge why an entry has been disqualified. Sponsor is not responsible for late or incomplete entries.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Do not include any branded products, trademarks or logos in the photo, other than trademarks or logos owned by Discovery or participating partners. Entries which contain a trademark or logo or promote any brand or product other than Discovery may be disqualified at the Sponsor's sole discretion; however, Sponsor may choose not to disqualify an Entry which includes a trademark or logo if Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that the inclusion of such trademark or logo is incidental. Entrant may be asked to sign an affidavit stating that Entrant was not paid a fee, either monetary or in-kind, to promote an included trademark, logo or branded product. Photos must be the original work of the entrant; may not have won previous awards and may not have been published previously. Any identifiable individuals in a photo must have given their consent to have the photo entered in the Contest.

Photos may not contain copyrighted materials owned by others (including music, photographs, sculptures, paintings and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media) without permission.

Photos may not promote alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing) or any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous. Entry may not be sexually explicit or suggestive, unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, profane or pornographic, or contain nudity.

Photos may not contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other indicia identifying any person, living or dead, without permission.

Photos may not communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate.

Entry may not depict and may not itself be in violation of any law or otherwise

Entrant represents that he/she owns all rights to each element of his/her photo. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry for any reason, in their sole and absolute discretion, including its determination in their sole discretion that an entry fails to satisfy any of the above requirements. Sponsor's determination as to whether the photo potentially violates the rights of any third party is final.

Each Entrant irrevocably grants Sponsor and its affiliates, legal representatives, assigns, agents and licensees, the unconditional and perpetual right and permission to reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, display, adapt, exhibit and/or otherwise use or reuse (without limitation as to when or to the number of times used), Entrant's photo and each element thereof, in each case, as submitted or as edited/modified in any way by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion), as well as to use Entrant's name, likeness, photograph (collectively, "Likeness"), and/or statements regarding his/her participation in this Contest (with or without using the Entrant's name) in any and all media without limitation as to time or territory, and without additional compensation or approval from the Entrant or any other party. Entrant waives intellectual property rights, privacy/publicity rights or other legal or moral rights that might preclude the Sponsor's use of any element of the Entry, and agrees not to sue or assert any claim against the Sponsor for the use of any element of the photo or Entrant's Likeness.

Entrant agrees to indemnify and hold Sponsor, its agencies and their respective affiliates, officers, directors, agents, co-branders or other partners, and any of their employees (collectively, the "Indemnitees"), harmless from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees) and liabilities (including settlements), brought or asserted by any third party against any of the Indemnitees due to or arising out of the use of any element of Entrant's participation in connection with this Contest, including but not limited to claims for trademark infringement, copyright infringement, violation of an individual's right of publicity or right of privacy, or defamation. Entrant further agrees to release Sponsor and Indemnitees from any and all claims that any advertising subsequently produced, presented, and/or prepared by or on behalf of Sponsor infringes Entrant's rights with regard to any elements or ideas contained in any element of the entry.

WINNER SELECTION: From October 18, 2013 to October 19, 2013, the three (3) grand prize winners will be determined by an independent judging panel based on facial disguise or makeup (25%), costume or body (25%), undead zombie "realness" (25%), and originality (25%). All decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. In the case of a tie, the entry with the highest "originality" score will be deemed the winner.


Grand Prize: On or about October 20, 2013, Sponsor will award one (1) MythBusters Zombie T-shirt, approximate retail value $25, to the three (3) Grand Prize Winners.

Winner will be notified by email, phone, postal mail and/or express mail at Sponsor's sole discretion. Inability to contact a potential winner or the return of any prize notification as undeliverable will result in the prize being forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected at random from the remaining eligible entries. Potential Grand Prize winner will be required to complete, sign, have notarized and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and (where legal) a publicity release, which must be returned within time period specified in notification letter or an alternate winner may be selected.

RELEASES AND GENERAL CONDITIONS: By entering the Contest, Entrants agree: (a) to be bound by these Official Contest Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which shall be final and binding, and (b) that the Sponsor, its parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, their respective officers, directors, agents, and employees are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information associated with the Contest, whether caused by Website users, tampering, hacking, or any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) any errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation, or unauthorized access to the Websites or in any materials associated with the Contest; (3) any injury, damage, or loss to participants' or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from, or otherwise using, the Websites; (4) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, internet or computer malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (5) any design, typographical or other errors in any materials associated with the Contest; (6) garbled, incomplete, damaged, misdirected, late, lost, undelivered, or unprocessed entries; (7) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor which may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted; or (8) any loss, injury or damage of any kind caused by participation in this Contest, or by the acceptance and/or use of any prize. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate, or suspend all or any portion of this Contest should fraud, virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, systems malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor and its agencies corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper play or conduct of the Contest. All applicable federal, state and local taxes, are solely the responsibility of the winners.

Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any third party's failure to act in accordance with Sponsor's instructions pertaining to the implementation of this Contest.

By entering this Contest the entrant gives its consent for Sponsor to deliver entry material and personal information to the Contest administrator as required for the purpose of administering the Contest. Information will be used in accordance with Sponsor's online privacy policy. For information regarding Sponsor's online privacy policy go to http://corporate.discovery.com/privacy-policy.

WINNER LIST: For a list of winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by December 1st, 2013, to: MythBusters Zombie Costume Contest Winners, One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

SPONSOR: Discovery Communications, LLC, One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Any third party trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective trademark owners. The use or mention of such third party trademarks in these Official Rules or in the Contest is solely for descriptive purposes and shall in no way imply an endorsement or sponsorship of the Contest.

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