T-Shirt Design Contest Official Rules
THE CONTEST: Entrants in the “Art”Start Builds Community” (“Contest”) should submit artwork to be considered for an ArtStart-branded tee shirt, based on approved and trademarked artwork and language provided here within the Official Rules.
CONTEST PERIOD: The Contest runs from January 14, 2019 at 12:01 am Central and ends April 8, 2019 at 11:59 pm Central. The contest will have two (2) phases including the submission phase and the voting phase. The submission phase will run through March 29, 2019. The voting phase will begin on March 30, 2019 and run through April 8, 2019. Winners will be notified and the winner will be announced on or before April 9, 2019.
GUIDELINES: Each entry must be smaller than 15MB in size. Designs can include up to 3-colors, not including the base color of the shirt and must have the name “ArtStart” on it somewhere. All submissions must be in PDF, or Jpg. Any other file format will not be accepted. Use of the following slogan is permitted: Art Builds Community. Entrants may craft their own language and slogan. Use of logos provided is limited to the terms outlined herein; use of individual brand artwork or other trademarked content not provided is prohibited.
HOW TO ENTER: During the Contest Period, Entrants may submit an unlimited amount of entries, using the jotform below. A $10 submission fee must be paid online with each submission via Paypal. Entries sent via email will not be accepted or considered. By entering, contestants warrant that each submission is their own original creation and that no entry infringes on another contestant or person’s rights. Any use of any photo, drawing, images or elements created by any other person, except for use of the ArtStart provided and designated logos and slogans outlined within these Official Rules, is strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification. Right to use of ArtStart-designated logos, is limited to this Contest and ArtStart logos may not be used for any other purpose.
Designs that are considered offensive or defamatory or in violation of any person’s right to privacy or other personal rights are not welcome. Entries that are incomplete, illegible or corrupted are void and will not be accepted. Entries may not include: (a) profanity, nudity or material deemed inappropriate or offensive to the judges; (b) false or defamatory statements about any person or any third party; (c) third party trademarks which suggest affiliation with any trademark owner without permission of such owner or that dilute the value of any trademark; (d) obscene, indecent, violent, sexually explicit, abusive, discriminatory, racially inflammatory or other morally or legally objectionable depictions of material, in the opinion of the judges or ArtStart. If an entry includes any of the prohibited elements listed above, the entry will be disqualified, along with the contestant who submitted it. Entry should be appropriate to the ArtStart brand image. ArtStart reserves the right to modify or reject any entry, in their sole and absolute discretion, that does not meet the above criteria. Once submitted, an entry cannot be modified. BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, CONTESTANT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HIS/HER ENTRY MAY BE POSTED ON ARTSTARTS’S WEBSITE, FACEBOOK, EMAIL LETTERS, AND INSTAGRAM AND EDITED, IN ARTSTART’S DISCRETION.
PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected and awarded a $50.00 cash prize, in addition to 2 free tee shirts of mixed sizes, displaying the winning design, and be named as the winner on www.artstartrhinelander.org . Three (3) Finalists will receive a tee shirt and have their design submission displayed on www.artstartrhinelander.org . No prize substitution is permitted. Prizes do not include alcoholic beverages. Prizes will be awarded provided a sufficient number of eligible entries are received. No substitution for prize, unless at ArtStart’s sole discretion. Prize is not transferable. All taxes are the winner’s responsibility.
WINNER SELECTION: All entries will be judged by a panel of judges comprised of creative professionals based on the following criteria: a.) originality b.) appropriateness to Contest Theme of “Art”Start Builds Community”, and c.) public appeal as determined by public comments received. In the event of a tie, an additional judge will be added to the panel. Decisions of the judges shall be final in all matters related to this Contest. ArtStart will choose Five (5) Finalists from all designs submitted, and post the designs online for public voting.
SPONSOR: ArtStart is the sponsor and administrator of the Contest and is responsible for the fulfillment of the prizes. Entrants should look solely to ArtStart 68 S. Stevens Street, PO Box 896, Rhinelander, WI 54501 with any questions, comments or problems related to the Contest.
ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (except California and Tennessee), who are 14 years of age or older as of the date of entry. Void in California, Tennessee and where prohibited by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.
OWNERSHIP: ArtStart has EXCLUSIVE rights to reproduce and use. Entries become the property of ArtStart and none will be returned or acknowledged except as provided herein. Submission of an entry grants ArtStart and its agents an unlimited, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free license and right to publish, use, edit, adapt, modify and/or publicly perform the entry in any way, in commerce and in any and all media worldwide now known or hereinafter developed, without limitation and without notice or consideration of the contestant. By submitting an entry, each contestant in the Contest further agrees that his/her entry constitutes an assignment of all rights, including but not limited to intellectual property rights, and title in and to such entry and the photograph therein to ArtStart. ArtStart may require contestants to execute documents to confirm this transfer of rights. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. Upon submission you agree to forfeit any ownership and are prohibited from the independent reproduction or sale of any images. By virtue of a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual license for the designs granted by all finalists chosen prior to the voting process, ArtStart shall have the right to edit, adapt, print (as on apparel) and publish any or all of the designs deemed finalist, and may use them in any media and/or the promotion of ArtStart without compensation to the contestant, his or her successors or assigns, or any other entity. ArtStart maintains the rights to receive all proceeds from the sale of any merchandise using the submitted artwork, without fee or other form of compensation due at any time to the contestant. Designs will be credited to the artist on ArtStart’s website and in all promotions relevant to that product. In the event that ownership of any design submitted is challenged in any manner by any person, ArtStart may disqualify that design and will discontinue use.
WINNER VALIDATION: The Grand Prize Winner and Finalists will be will be notified by e-mail, and required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (“Affidavit”) that must be returned via email, fax or mail within four (4) days of the date and time of notification or prize will be forfeited and a runner-up will be determined. You are not a certified winner until your eligibility is verified and you receive official notification from the judging organization. If two or more persons work together and submit the one winning entry, the prize will be split equally among the contestants named on the winning entry.
GENERAL TERMS: By participating in the Contest, contestants warrant and represent that none of the material submitted or posted infringes upon or otherwise violates the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other intellectual or proprietary rights of any person or entity and that they have fully complied with the Official Rules. Prize acceptance constitutes permission (except where prohibited) to use winner’s name, likeness and entry (in whole or in part) for publicity purposes in all forms of media including the worldwide Internet without additional compensation, notification or permission. CONTESTANTS AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE DECISIONS OF THE JUDGES AND TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS ARTSTART, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, JUDGING AGENCIES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, PRIZE SUPPLIERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM AND AGAINST ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY CLAIMS, COSTS, INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST, OR THE DOWNLOADING, ACCESSING OR SUBMISSION OF ENTRY MATERIALS. By participating in the Contest, contestants agree that ArtStart shall have the right to use all personal information provided to ArtStart. Participants, by participating in this Contest, hereby waive and release, and agree to hold harmless ArtStart, distributors and retailers of ArtStart affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, from and against, any and all rights, claims and causes of action whatsoever that they may have, or which may arise, against any of them for any liability for any matter, cause of thing whatsoever, including but not limited to any injury, loss, damage, whether direct, compensatory, incidental or consequential, to person, including death and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from their acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize in the Contest, or their participation in the Contest, or their participation in any Contest or prize related activity, or any travel related to the Contest, or any travel for any prize related activity. Sponsor and its agents are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete or illegible entries or Internet technical, hardware, software, telephone, or transmission failures of any kind, which may limit a person’s ability to enter the Contest. ArtStart and its agents are not responsible for any injury or damage to contestants’ or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from entering or downloading any materials in the Contest. ArtStart reserves the right to cancel or suspend the Contest on the Internet should a computer virus, unauthorized intervention or other cause corrupt the integrity or proper conduct of the promotion. ArtStart reserves the right to disqualify any contestant found to be disrupting the operation of the Contest or its web site. If the integrity of the Internet portion of the Contest is compromised in any manner, ArtStart reserves the right to modify Contest and judge winners from valid entries received that are unaffected by the problem. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any online contestant, contestant will be deemed the individual named on the online entry form.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: ArtStart is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Contest. ArtStart assumes no responsibility for any misdirected or lost submissions, or any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. ArtStart is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web-site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in the Contest. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of ArtStart which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, then ArtStart reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.
WINNERS’ LIST & OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain a printed copy of the name of the winner or a copy of the Official Rules by mail, send your request and a self-addressed, stamped, #10 envelope to: ArtStart, PO Box 896, Rhinelander, WI 54501 Attn: Ashley McLaughlin-Tee Shirt Design Contest. Requests must be received no later than March 20, 2019.
TAX INFORMATION: All federal, state, local, and other taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the winner.
- January 14, 2019 - March 29, 2019