Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. States, D.C., 18 years or older.

The following are the official rules for the Project Kitchen Upgrade Contest (the “Competition”):

1. Sponsors: The Competition is sponsored by Moen Incorporated (the “Sponsor”) through Inhabitat.com (the “Administrator”), a publication of Internet Brands, 909 N Sepulveda Blvd, El Segundo, CA 90245.

2. Eligibility: Any individual who enters the Competition must be at least the age of legal majority in the jurisdiction where they reside. The Competition is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Sponsor and of the Administrator, and their respective officers and directors, its parent, affiliated and subsidiary companies, advertising and promotional agencies, and their immediate families (spouse, parent, sibling, child, and spouse of any of the foregoing) and those living in their immediate households, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter the Competition or to win a prize.

3. Competition Timing:

  • The entry period for the Competition begins at 9 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, October 21th and ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, November 18th (“Entry Period”). Entries received before or after the Entry Period will not be considered unless an early entry is resubmitted during the Entry Period.
  • On or before Tuesday, November 19th all eligible entries will be judged by Administrator’s designated judges in accordance with the Judging Criteria set forth below, to determine 10 Finalists.
  • “Public voting period” beginning on or about Wednesday, November 20th and ends on Saturday, November 30th. During this time, the general public will be able to visit Inhabitat.com/project-kitchen-upgrade and vote for the entry that they feel most deserves a Moen faucet.
  • The Grand Prize winner will be announced on or about Tuesday, December 3rd 2013.

4. How to Enter: During the entry period, Entrants can go to Inhabitat.com/project-kitchen-upgrade (“Administrator”) and follow the on-screen directions to complete an Entry Post.  Each entry must: 1) be accompanied by an entry (which will include name, address, email address and phone number) form to be eligible; and include 2) up to 5 files in .jpg format at 800X600 pixels wide. Photo must demonstrate why Entrant needs a new Moen faucet for their kitchen. Incomplete entries and entries including images in non-JPEG format will be void. Entrant may be, but need not be, the only person depicted in the photo, provided Entrant has all necessary consents or approvals of each person depicted in the entry (or all necessary consents or approvals of each person’s parent or legal guardian, if person depicted is a minor in his/her jurisdiction of primary residence). If requested by Sponsor, Entrant must be able to provide such written consent from any person (or any person’s parent or legal guardian, if applicable). Each entry must be Entrant’s sole property (and owned exclusively by Entrant), may not have been previously published or won previous awards or professionally taken for compensation. Entries must be uploaded in accordance with the specifications set forth in these Official Rules. Any entry or portion thereof that, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, is obscene, profane, lewd or defamatory; or violates or infringes (or may infringe) any copyright or proprietary right of any person living or deceased (including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light) or of any entity; or includes anti-social content, a commercial solicitation or promotional materials, or address, phone number, or URL address; or is otherwise objectionable; or does not meet the requirements outlined in these Official Rules, will not be considered and entry may be disqualified.

Entries will not be returned. Each Entrant grants to Sponsor a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive right and license to copy, distribute, and display each submitted entry, in any media, and with right to use, copy, modify, edit, and create derivative works therefrom, and agrees to execute documents confirming such right and license  at Sponsor’s reasonable request. Any entry deemed inappropriate or unsuitable, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, will be disqualified. By entering, you understand that your entry may be posted online, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to be viewed by members of the general public. Sponsor has the sole discretion to determine whether a photo qualifies as an entry. Any entry not in compliance with these Official Rules or which does not meet the contest website’s requirements will be disqualified. Entries must be in keeping with Sponsor’s image and may not be offensive, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and in such an event, the entry will not be posted online and will be disqualified from the Contest. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by Entrants’ online service and otherwise in connection with access thereto will apply. No information regarding entries, other than as otherwise set forth in these Official Rules, will be disclosed.

5. Public Voting Period: In the Public Voting Period, members of the (the “Voters”) are invited to go to the Website to vote on the Finalists’ Entry Posts posted at the Website. Voters will be asked to select the Entry Post that in their opinion demonstrates the greatest need for a Moen faucet. The Finalist whose Entry Post receives the highest number of votes will be declared the (potential) Grand Prize Winner; the Finalists with the three highest scores after the Grand Prize Winner will be the (potential) Runner Ups. In the event of a tie in the Public Voting Period, Sponsor will break the tie using the Judging Criteria, in its sole discretion. Any attempt by any Entrant and/or his/her family/friends to vote more than the number of times authorized herein, using any third party proxy voting services, using multiple names or e-mail addresses and/or any other fraudulent mechanism(s), including robotic, automatic, programmed or similar methods, or soliciting votes on behalf of Entrants, by any fraudulent or inappropriate means, including, without limitation, offering prizes, payments or other inducements to members of the public (including, without limitation, offering to trade votes), shall give the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, the right to disqualify the entry and Entrant.

6. Judging: All Entry Posts will first be screened to ensure they meet the entry criteria. A panel of judges from  Administrator will then score qualifying Entry Videos. Entries will be scored using the following Judging Criteria: Demonstrated need for refurbishment (40%), Humor/Creativity (40%), and Written Description (20%)

The judges will rank all eligible entries received. The ten (10) highest scoring entrants will be deemed Finalists and will have the opportunity to proceed to the Public Voting Round, pending verification of eligibility and continued compliance with these Official Rules and Sponsor’s instructions. In the event of any ties, the Content score will be used as a tiebreaker. The decisions of Sponsor and Judges are final and binding in all matters

7. Ownership Rights in Submissions; Originality; License to Sponsor and Administrator: You must have all ownership rights in and to your photo and any text. By submitting an entry you represent and warrant that any design elements, photos and images contained therein are your original work and that no other person or entity, including any third party designer, has any ownership interest in the design or is entitled to any payment for the use of the photo, image or text. Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right to void and/or disqualify any submission if found in Sponsor’s and Administrator’s sole discretion to be inconsistent with these representations and warranties, plagiarized, copied, or fraudulent; to infringe upon existing rights of others; or to be incomplete, damaged, obscene, vulgar, offensive or otherwise unsuitable. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor and Administrator from and against all claims or damages arising out of the use of any design or other materials you submit. By submitting an entry, you grant to Sponsor, and it’s respective successors and assigns an unlimited, worldwide, perpetual license to publish, display, use, exploit, edit text, adapt, modify, copy, disseminate, post, or dispose of the design, text and other submitted materials online, in print, film, television, or in any other media for editorial, advertising, promotional, product and product design, and other purposes without compensation or notification of any kind to you, except as prohibited by law.

8. Winner Selection: One (1) potential Grand Prize Winner and three (3) potential Runner Up Winners will be selected by online voting.  The decisions in selecting the winners and in all matters relating to the Competition are final and binding. The Grand Prize-winning entry and the Runner-Up winning entries will be announced on Inhabitat.com and Inhabitat.com/project-kitchen-upgrade, and the potential winners will be notified by email and phone, by Thursday, December 12th 2013. Potential Winners will sent affidavit /liability release and (where legal) a publicity release. Potential Winners will be required to return these documents within seven (7) days. Failure to return the properly signed affidavit and releases, or failure to comply with any other aspect of these Rules may result in a prize being forfeited.

9. Prizes: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a product suit worth up to $1250 MSRP from one of the Moen product lines and a $500 gift card toward the cost of installation. Three (3) Runner-up Award Winners will receive a Moen faucet of worth up to $700 MSRP. If the Grand Prize winner chooses not to accept the prize, an alternate Grand Prize winner will be chosen. ARV of all prizes: up to $3850.

ALL EXPENSES, TAXES & COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH RECEIPT OR USE OF ALL PRIZES ARE SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. NO PRIZE SUBSTITUTION PERMITTED BY WINNER UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

In compliance with Internal Revenue Service regulations, Sponsor will send a Form 1099-MISC to any winner receiving a prize valued in excess of $600 (USD), which requires disclosure to Sponsor of winner’s social security number. Winner remains solely responsible for paying all federal and other taxes in accordance with the laws that apply in winner’s state of residence.

10. Right to Use Name, Likeness, and Other Identifying Information: By submitting an entry, each entrant grants to Sponsor, Administrator, and their respective successors and assigns the right, except where prohibited by law, to use the entrant’s name, likeness, city and state, biographical information, entry materials, and written or oral statements, for editorial, advertising and promotional purposes, without compensation, unless required by law. Entrants shall have no right of approval, no claim to compensation, and no claim (including, without limitation, claims based on invasion of privacy, defamation, or right of publicity) arising out of any use, blurring, alteration, or use in composite form of their name, likeness, city and state, biographical information, or entry. The rights granted under this paragraph are without compensation or notification to the entrant of any kind, except as required by law, and shall extend to all entries and all other submitted materials related to the Competition, including those submitted by non-winners and winners.

11. General Conditions: By participating in the Competition, entrants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsor, Administrator, and the judges, which will be final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Competition. Sponsor, Administrator, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) shall have no responsibility for any injury, losses, or damages of any kind resulting from participation in this Competition or acceptance and use of the prize. If for any reason the Competition 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 Sponsor and Administrator, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Competition, Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Competition, and/or to judge entries from among all eligible, nonsuspect entries received prior to such action. Released Parties assume no responsibility for 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. Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Internet Brands on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Competition. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE COMPETITION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

12. Privacy: By entering this Competition, entrants agree and consent that any information provided upon entering may be used by Sponsor and Administrator in accordance with their respective Privacy Policies located at http://www.moen.com/privacy-policy and www.inhabitat.com/privacy. If you do not want your information used in this manner, do not enter this Competition.

13. Termination: Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, suspend or terminate the Competition for any reason whatsoever including but not limited to viruses, bugs or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor and Administrator which may corrupt the administration or security of the Competition. In such event, the prize will be awarded by random drawing from among eligible entries received up to the date/time of corruption of modification, to the extent feasible. Sponsor or Administrator is not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, or misdirected entries; computer system, equipment or program malfunctions, or other errors; failures or delays in computer transmissions or network connections; damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation; or for any other technical problems related to web site entries. Sponsor or Administrator is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Competition, or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in the Competition. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE COMPETITION IS IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR AND WEBSITE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH OFFENDER TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Winners List: To receive a list of winners, mail a stamped, self-addressed envelope by Thursday, December 26th 2013

Sponsor: Moen Incorporated 25300 Al Moen Drive, North Olmsted, Ohio, USA 44070