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Philip Leon

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These official rules (hereinafter, “Official Rules”) apply for this Contest promotion (hereinafter, “Contest”) conducted by Robot Factory Incorporated – P.O. Box 642053, Los Angeles CA 90064 (hereinafter, “Contest Administrator”) and Scion, a division of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A, Inc. (hereinafter, “Scion”), 19001 South Western Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501 (hereinafter “Sponsor”) which will be promoted via GIANT ROBOT MAGAZINE, at The Contest will start 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on January 26, 2009 and will end at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on March 6, 2009. By entering this Contest, you agree to the Terms in these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Contest Administrator.
1. ELIGIBILITY. CONTEST ENTRANTS (“ENTRANTS”) MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AGED 18 YEARS OR OLDER, AND NOT A MINOR IN THEIR STATE OF RESIDENCE AT THE TIME OF ENTRY TO BE ELIGIBLE. CONTEST SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. In addition, an entrant must not be under any contract with any entity that prohibits or purports to prohibit the entrant from entering the Contest and/or otherwise restricts the entrant from granting the rights to Sponsor and/or Contest Administrator more fully described in these Official Rules. Some employers may not let their employees or contractors participate in promotions of this type. If the entrant is selected as a potential winner and is a professional artist or designer employee or under contract with a design firm, or the entrant is otherwise prevented or restricted from assigning all right, title and interest in and to the entry, Sponsor may require entrant to obtain a waiver in a form acceptable to Sponsor from the entrant’s employer or the party that has contracted for the entrant’s services, so that Sponsor may have all rights in and to the Submission as contemplated by these Official Rules. If the entrant is participating against the entrants employer’s or contractor’s policies, the entrant may be disqualified. It is the entrant’s responsibility to understand the entrant’s employer’s policies regarding whether he/she is eligible to participate in the Contest. Employees of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Robot Factory Incorporated, Zenith Media, their advertising or promotion agencies, those involved in production, development, implementation or handling of the Contest, and any agents acting for the above entities, and their respective parent companies, officers, directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, service providers, prize suppliers, and/or any other person or entity associated with the Contest and members of their immediate families (spouses, children, siblings, parents) and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, whether related or not are ineligible to enter the Contest. The Contest is void outside the continental United States and where prohibited by law and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
2. CONTEST DESCRIPTION. The Contest is a design competition where individuals are asked to submit a design for the paper art template (the “Design”). The Contest runs from 12:00:01 a.m. ET on January 26, 2009 through 11:59:59 p.m. ET on March 6, 2009 as more fully set forth below (the “Contest Period”). The Contest Period consists of a submission phase that begins at 12:00:01 a.m. ET on January 26, 2009 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on March 6, 2009 (the “Submission Phase”) and a judging and winner selection phase that begins at 12:00:01 a.m. ET on March 6, 2009 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on March10, 2009 (the “Judging Phase”). Two winning designs will be selected; which will consist of one (1) Grand Prize Winner selected by paper artist, Shin Tanaka and one (1) “Fan Favorite” winner who will be selected by an online voting process as more fully set forth herein below.
3. HOW TO ENTER AN ELIGIBLE ENTRY: To enter, you must be registered on (“the Website”).To register or to update a current profile, go to the Website. In addition, Entrants must complete and submit the registration available on the Website and must supply a valid home and email address. P.O. Boxes are not permitted. To enter the Contest, download the blank template using the link provided on the website. Customize the template with your own designs. Scan or color copy your customized template. Construct your figure and take a photo of the completed piece. Upload your scanned template and image of the completed figure using the link on the website by 11:59:59 ET on March 6, 2009. All Eligible Entries uploaded to the Website must be uploaded and received by the end of the Submission Phase deadline set forth above. Each Design that is entered into the Contest must meet the following “Design Submission Requirements” (any design that, in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor and/or Contest Administrator, violates the following criteria will be disqualified): (a) the Design must be your original work, and may not be based in whole or in part on the work of any other person or entity (including without limitation, any other material, published or unpublished, produced or not produced); (b) the Design cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate; (c) the Design cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about other people or companies; (d) the Design cannot contain trademarks, logos or trade dress owned by others, or advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind; (e) the Design cannot contain any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses without permission; (f) the Design cannot contain copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media); (g) contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other indicia identifying any person, living or dead, without permission; or (h) violate any law. In the event of non-compliance with any of the foregoing entry requirements, entry will be disqualified. Sponsor, the Contest Administrator, and all other Released Entities are not responsible for lost, incomplete, stolen, damaged, illegible, late, undelivered, postage due or misdirected entries or mail.
3. CONTEST TERMS OF SUBMISSION: All entries, upon submission, become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned and Sponsor has the right to dispose of the entries at Sponsor’s discretion. By entering the Contest, Entrants agree that the Sponsor, Contest Administrator and all other Released Entities shall have the right to edit, modify, publish, use, reuse, not use, or otherwise exploit the Eligible Entry, and any materials based thereon or derived there from, in any manner, for any lawful purposes whatsoever, including, without limitation, for advertising and promotional purposes in any medium (whether now or hereafter known) throughout the world in perpetuity without further permission, consideration, or payment to the Entrant, except where prohibited by law. All submissions become the property of Sponsor, and its successors, assigns and licensees. Sponsor shall have the exclusive right to make unlimited derivative works there from, to assign or transfer any or all such rights and to grant unlimited sublicenses. Without limiting the forgoing, Sponsor will have the right to use the submission in any packaging, merchandising, advertising, marketing, and promotion or for any other commercial or non-commercial purpose. Participant forever waives and relinquishes on behalf of themselves, their heirs, executor, and administrator and assigns any and all rights, including but not limited to goodwill, in and to the Submission. Entrant also irrevocably grants Sponsor the right to use their name, voice, likeness and biographical material in or related to the Submission. Entrant agrees not to issue any publicity on behalf of or in connection with Sponsor, their Submission and their participation in this Contest. By submitting your Eligible Entry, you warrant and represent that your Eligible Entry is 100% original and was created solely by you, that the Eligible Entry does not incorporate any material owned by any third party, and that use of the Eligible Entry as described herein will not violate any law or infringe upon the rights of any third party. By submitting your Eligible Entry, you warrant and represent that you have the permission from any and all individuals other than yourself who are shown in the Video. If, in the opinion of the Judge, Sponsor, Contest Administrator and/or all other Released Entities, the Eligible Entry violates any law or infringes upon the rights of any third party, is inaccurate, illegible, incomplete or irregular in any way, or otherwise does not comply with the Official Rules, the Sponsor may disqualify the entry. By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (available at and which are final and binding in all respects.) Your entry constitutes your consent to participate in this Contest and your consent for Sponsor to obtain and deliver your name, address and other information to the Contest Administrator”) for the purpose of administering this Contest and for other uses by Sponsor as permitted by applicable law and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. Sponsor is not responsible for any printing or typographical errors appearing within these Official Rules or in any Contest -related advertisements or other materials. All Submissions will be reviewed for content before being published or judged; however, such review does not relieve Entrant from responsibility for compliance with these Submission Guidelines. The Sponsor will post acceptable Submissions on the Website within seventy-two (72) hours of receipt. Submissions that do not comply with these Submission Guidelines or that otherwise contain prohibited, or inappropriate content as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified and will not be published or considered. Sponsor makes the final determination as to which Submissions are eligible to take part in this Contest and be considered for inclusion. From time to time during the Contest Entry Period, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, choose to feature some recent Submissions on the Website. Being featured on the Website is unrelated to the Judging Criteria and in no way reflects the possibility of the Submission being considered as a Finalist in the Contest.
4. CONTEST SUBMISSION, GRAND PRIZE WINNER AND “FAN FAVORITE” WINNER SELECTION: Once the Submission is uploaded to the Website and approved by Sponsor and/or Contest Administrator, the Submission will appear on the Website within 72 hours.
The “Fan Favorite” voting will commence between 12:00:01 a.m. ET on January 26, 2009 and 11:59:59 a.m. ET on March 6, 2009 (the “Consumer Voting Period”) consumers will be allowed to vote on their favorite Design. The Consumer Voting portion of this Contest is open to consumers who are 13 years of age or older at the time of voting, who are registered on the Website and have a valid e-mail address. There is a limit of one (1) vote per Design per e-mail address. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of votes by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant's entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the registrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. At the end of the Consumer Voting Period, the Contest Administrator (805 Collective) will tally up the average number of votes for each of the Designs. The one (1) Design with the greatest average number of votes will be deemed the “Fan Favorite” . If there is a tie among the Submissions after the Consumer Voting Period has ended, Shin Tanaka will review the tied Submissions and will break the tie based on Judging Criteria as stated below. Once the Consumer Voting has determined the top one (1) Submission, they shall be referred to as the “Fan Favorite” Design. Submission of the Week Designs will have no affect on the “Fan Favorite” Design.
The Grand Prize Winner will be judged by Shin Tanaka who will review all valid submissions and shall select the winning Design based on originality and creativity. In order for a Finalist Design to be considered by the Judge the Participant who submitted the design will need to complete, sign and return a Release Form within five (5) days of its receipt in which the individual will acknowledge that the Submission is a “work for hire” and will irrevocably assign and transfer to the Sponsor any and all rights, title, goodwill and interest in and to the Submission, including, without limitation, all copyrights, and waive all moral rights in such Submission. Any Release Form not returned in the specified time shall be ineligible for inclusion for Judging. All decisions by the Judge shall be final and binding. It is the sole decision of the Judge to determine which Submissions, if any, will be considered for inclusion. If, for whatever reason, the Judge deem that none of the Finalist Submissions are capable of being mass produced for the Scion Gallery Event or find that none of the Finalist Submissions are up to the high standards for Scion, the Judge and Sponsor may either reject all Finalist Submissions or may in their sole discretion, modify, alter or in some other way change the Submission so that it is acceptable to the Judge and Sponsor.
ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: ONE GRAND PRIZE: A trip for a verified winner to Culver City California to attend the Interactive Paper Art Show at the Scion Gallery on April 11, 2009. Grand Prize includes: round-trip coach air transportation from a major commercial gateway airport near winner’s residence within the United States to Los Angeles, CA; three (3) days/two (2) nights of hotel accommodations which includes one (1) hotel room with double occupancy in a hotel of Sponsors’ choosing; roundtrip ground transportation to/from airport and hotel accommodations and to/from the Interactive Paper Art Show venue and hotel accomodations; dinner at a restaurant of the winners choosing (transportaion not included); $300 voucher will be paid to the winner in the form of a check to cover the costs of ground transportaion and meal(s); two (2) tickets to the Interactive Paper Art Show; $500 US in spending money payable to the winner in the form of a check; inclusion of the winning entry in the art show, as well as mass distribution of the winner’s template to all attendees; Giant Robot prize package including a magazine subscription, t-shirt, sticker packet, and $50 gift certificate to the Giant Robot stores. ARV of Grand Prize is $2,500 - $3,000. In the case of the winner living within one hundred (100) miles of Los Angeles, travel by air will not be awarded and alternate travel arrangements will be made at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Actual value of Grand Prize may vary depending on winner’s point of travel origin, airfare and hotel fluctuations. Any difference between the stated ARV and the actual value of the Grand Prize will not be awarded. Airport, airline, hotel accommodations, ground transportation and/or tickets for the Grand Prize are to be selected by Sponsor. All meals, gratuities, luggage fees and other expenses associated with Grand Prize not specifically mentioned in these Official Rules are the winner’s responsibility. Sponsor reserves the right to require a confidential background check upon winner selection to confirm eligibility as outlined herein. Further to help ensure that the use of any such person in advertising or publicity for the Contest will not bring Sponsor or Contest Parties into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorably on the Contest or Sponsor as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. All travel must be taken on dates to be specified by Sponsor at the time of winner notification (currently expected to be between April 10, 2009 and April 12, 2009) or prize will be forfeited. No changes can be made to the itinerary once trip is scheduled. Winner is responsible for obtaining all documents required for travel (e.g., valid government issued ID). Winner’s participation in any or all activities in connection with the Grand Prize is voluntary. In the event that winner elects not to participate in any or all designated activities for the Grand Prize, winner will be afforded no additional compensation in exchange.
ONE (1) FAN FAVORITE PRIZE: A Giant Robot and Scion merchandise package, including a year’s subscription to Giant Robot magazine;, Scion and Giant Robot t-shirts; Giant Robot sticker packet; a Scion backpack and featuring of the Fan Favorite design on the Website. ARV of Fan Favorite Prize is $150.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE: No liability or responsibility is assumed by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Robot Factory Incorporated, Zenith Media, their advertising or promotion agencies, those involved in production, development, implementation or handling of the Contest, and any agents acting for the above entities, and their respective parent companies, officers, directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, service providers, prize suppliers, and/or any other person or entity associated with the Contest (the “Contest Parties” or the “Released Parties” resulting from user's participation in, attempt to participate in the Contest, download of any information in connection with participating in the Contest. No responsibility or liability is assumed by the Contest Parties for technical problems or technical malfunction arising in connection with any of the following occurrences, without limitation, that may affect the operation of the Contest: hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless or Internet connectivity or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts or providers; garbled, jumbled or faulty data transmissions; failure of any e-mail transmissions to be sent to or received; lost, late, delayed or intercepted e-mail transmissions; inaccessibility of the Web Site in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion on the Internet or Web Site; unauthorized human or non-human intervention of the operation of the Contest, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bug, worm; or destruction of any aspect of the Contest. The Contest Parties are not responsible for any typographical errors in the announcement of prize or these Official Rules, or any inaccurate or incorrect data contained on the Web Site. Use of Web Site is at user’s own risk. The Contest Parties are not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or losses of any kind that may be sustained to user's or any other person's computer equipment resulting from participation in the Contest, use of the Web Site or the download of any information from the Web Site.
The Contest Parties maintain no control over the personnel, equipment, or operation of any air, water or surface carrier, ship line, bus or limousine company, transportation company, hotel, restaurant, or other person or entity furnishing service, products, or accommodations as a part of the prize provided under this Contest. The Contest Parties shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience, or other irregularity that may be caused or contributed to (a) by wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of those suppliers or any of their agents, servants, employees, or independent contractors, (b) by any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment, instrumentality, service, product, or accommodation that is owned, operated, furnished, or otherwise used by any of those suppliers, (c) by the wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of the Contest Parties, or (d) by any cause, condition, or event whatsoever beyond the control of the Contest Parties.
By entering this Contest, entrants and Prize Winner: (1) agree to be bound by these Official Rules; (2) agree to release the Released Parties from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, costs or expenses, including without limitation property damages, personal injury and/or death arising out of participating in this Contest, or the acceptance of a prize and claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy; and, (3) agree that Sponsor, Contest Administrator and all other Released Entities may use (unless prohibited by law) their name, voice, city/state of residence, photograph and/or likeness for advertising and/or trade and/or for any other purpose in any media or format now or hereafter known without further compensation, permission or notification. This Contest is offered only in the United States and is governed by the laws of the state of California. Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in Los Angeles, California; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys' fees; (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation lost profits may be awarded (collectively, "Special Damages"), and (4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. Entrant releases and indemnifies and holds harmless the Released Parties and the Judge from any and all claims that any commercial, advertising, presentation, web content or any other material subsequently produced, presented, and/or prepared by or on behalf of Sponsor infringes on the rights of Entrant’s work as contained in any Submission.
GENERAL: Sponsor may discontinue this Contest at any time. Sponsor may terminate this Contest or decide to modify it in any manner that it deems fair and equitable to participants if it becomes aware of any occurrence that would materially affect the Contest’s security and fairness. Sponsor may prohibit individuals from participating in the Contest and disqualify entries if they: (1) attempt to enter the Contest through any means other than as described in these Official Rules; (2) attempt to disrupt the Contest or circumvent the terms and conditions of these Official Rules in any way; or (3) repeatedly show a disregard for these Official Rules or act (a) in an unsportsmanlike manner, or (b) with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor. Sponsor’s decisions with respect to the Contest are final. Sponsor reserves the right (but is not obligated) to disqualify any individual who has been charged or convicted of a crime, or, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, has engaged in the past conduct that may reflect unfavorably on the Contest, the Sponsor or the Contest Administrator. All Entrants authorized Sponsor or its designee to conduct a background check of such Entrant so as to allow the Sponsor to evaluate the foregoing factors, provided that no Entrant may challenge another Entrant’s eligibility based on such factors. To the extend Sponsor determines that it requires a signed authorization from the Entrant to allow such background check, Entrant shall provide such a signed authorization as a condition to his or her continued eligibility to participate in the Contest.
PUBLICITY: Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes winner’s consent to Sponsors’ and Contest Administrator’s and their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, and their advertising and promotion agencies and other designees’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional, publicity, public relations and advertising purposes in any manner in any and all media now or hereafter known worldwide in perpetuity, without further payment, consideration, permission or notification.
USE OF INFORMATION: The information that Entrants provide in connection with the Contest may be used for Sponsor's and Contest Administrator’s internal purposes and to send Entrants information about Sponsor’s and/or Contest Administrator’s products and special promotions subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy, but will not be provided to third parties, except as necessary for the administration of the Contest as required by law or legal process.
NAME OF WINNER: To obtain the name of the Grand Prize Winner (available after March 11, 2009), or for a copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope to “Paper Robot Contest” c/o Robot Factory Incorporated – P.O. Box 642053, Los Angeles CA 90064 to be received by April 30, 2009 to: Please specify "Official Rules" or "Winners List".