Send Us Pictures of Your Dorm Room For a Chance to Win $50

Official Rules NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID...



Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. THIS CONTEST IS INTENDED FOR READERS IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY AND SHALL ONLY BE CONSTRUED AND EVALUATED ACCORDING TO UNITED STATES LAW.

The BetterDorms.com (“Best Dorm Contest”) will begin at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Thursday September 1st and end at 11:00 p.m. on Saturday November 12th, 2011.
Following the entry period will be a Two weeks voting by the general public beginning Monday November 14th, 2011 and ending at 11:00p.m. on Wednesday November 30th, 2011.
Upon the conclusion of the voting period, the final decision will be made by Better Dorms administrators who will announce the winner on December 1st, 2011. The winner of the Best Dorm Contest will be awarded a $50 Starbucks Gift Card.
Participation in the Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules, and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. The Best Dorm Contest is solely sponsored by BetterDorms.com who is solely responsible for all aspects of this Contest and is not affiliated with Starbucks Corporation.
Eligibility:
The Best Dorm Contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, who are at least eighteen (18) years old, attending a 4 year college or university in the United States, and currently living in a university dormitory or university owned or sponsored student housing. College students living off-campus (non university owned housing or commuting from home) are not eligible to participate. Winning the Contest is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
This Contest is Void in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. Military installations in foreign countries, and where prohibited, or restricted by law.

How to Enter:
To enter, send us 5min to 15max high resolution pictures of your Dorm Room and a video tour of your dorm if you have a video recorder (video tour is not required to enter, but could increase your chances of winning).
The email subject line should be (Your Name_ Best Dorm Contest).  Attach your Dorm Room photos to the email and the body of your email should include:
·         Your Name (First and Last)
·         Email Address (Will not be published will only be used to communicate with you about the contest and other future BestDorms.com updates).
·         Current Mailing Address (Will not be published and will only be used to send your Prize if you win)
·         Age (will not be published and is to be used to verify you are at least 18)
·         School Name
·         Year in School (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior)
·         College Major
·         Short Essay Paragraph (describing your design choice and what inspired your design decisions)

Send all entries in one email if possible to bestdorm@betterdorms.com
Voting:
After the initial entry period, all entry will be posted under the Best Dorm Contest tab for a general public voting. Entrants are encouraged to invite their friends to vote for their entry.
Vote is limited to one-person-per vote.

Participation Requirements:
By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest.
All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
Participation is limited to one person per entry.
Sponsor or Administrator reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to void any and all entries of an entrant who submits more than the stated maximum limit of entries by using multiple/different e-mail addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods, or who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with, influence or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of this Contest. Sponsor may reject any submitted entry that it determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, fails to meet any of the eligibility requirements.
Neither Sponsor nor Administrator is responsible for lost, late, incorrect, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected registrations, which will be disqualified. Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Use of any automated system to submit entries is prohibited and will result in disqualification of all such entries as well as the entrant. By participating in this Best Dorm Contest, entrants agree that each entry becomes the property of Sponsor and that the Sponsor may use such entry for any proper purpose.
Participant Privacy:
Any personally identifiable information collected during an entrant’s participation in this Contest will be collected by Sponsor and used by Sponsor, Administrator, their respective affiliates, agents and marketers for purposes of the proper administration and fulfillment of the Giveaway as described in these Official Rules.
Limitations of Liability:
Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, suspend and/or modify the Giveaway, or any part of it, at any time, without notice, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Giveaway in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award prizes using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of the termination/suspension date, if any infection, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond Sponsor’s control, affects the integrity or proper conduct of the Giveaway. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process (if applicable) or the operation of the Giveaway or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in a disruptive manner. Sponsor and Administrator assumes 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. Sponsor is not responsible for: lost, late, incomplete, illegible, incorrect, delayed, garbled, undelivered, or misdirected entries; theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines or telephone or data transmission systems; interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in any transmission or communication; traffic congestion on the Internet or any technical problem, including but not limited to any injury or damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in the Giveaway; typographical, printing or other errors or omissions in these Official Rules, in any Giveaway -related advertisements or other materials, or other problems or errors of any kind whether computer, network, mechanical, human, electronic, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Giveaway, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Giveaway, in the processing of entries, in the selection or announcement of winners or in the awarding of prizes. Sponsor and Administrator’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
Neither Sponsor nor Administrator (“Released Parties”) is responsible for any damage to an entrant’s system which is occasioned by participating in this Giveaway or by downloading any information necessary to participate in the promotion. Neither Sponsor nor Administrator is 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 Giveaway or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of the entries in the Giveaway. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE GIVEAWAY IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an individual who actually submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email account. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email account by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.
Prizes:
There will be one prize of $50 (U.S. Dollar) of Starbucks Gift Card.
Prizes non-refundable and must be accepted as awarded. No substitutions may be made, except by Sponsor who reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute the prize (or portions thereof) with prizes of comparable or greater value. Prizes will only be awarded to the verified winners.
Winning and Notification:
The winner of the contest will be notified via official email from Better Dorms and will be immediately featured on the BetterDorms.com home page following a 2 weeks voting by the general public and judging by BetterDorms.com sponsors.
Odds of winning will depend on the number of votes received, quality of photographs, variety of photographs, design choice, and essay.
Judging:
An entry with the most votes does not necessarily constitute or determine the winning entry. Each entry irrespective of the number of votes  received will still be evaluated (however, entries with the most votes will receive special attention during the judging process).
Prize Conditions:
All Prize winners are solely responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local taxes (if applicable) associated with the receipt of any prize. Upon initial notification and verification, confirmation will be sent to winner via U.S. mail, or other home delivery service of Sponsor’s choice. If a prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to a potential winner, if potential winner cannot be reached within five (5) calendar days from the first notification attempt, if potential winner fails to return requisite document within the specified time period, or if a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then such person shall be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate winner may be selected for the prize at issue. Each potential winner is subject to verification before any prize will be awarded.
Publicity:
Acceptance of a prize constitutes consent to Sponsor’s use of Entrant’s, name, photographs, videos, school’s names, likeness, opinions, hometown and/or state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, (including but not limited to internet and television broadcast) without further consent or compensation except where prohibited. School Administrator or other authorized school representative at winning school hereby grants the Released Parties, the irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide rights to use, reproduce, publish, edit, market, distribute, have distributed, publicly and privately display, communicate, publicly and privately perform, transmit, have transmitted, create derivative works based upon, and promote the footage, photographs and video of the makeover (as such may be edited and modified by the Sponsor in their sole discretion) in perpetuity, for editorial, commercial, promotional and all other purposes.
Other Terms & Conditions:
By participating in the Giveaway, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and agree that: Released Parties and their designees and assigns and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents shall have no liability and entrant will indemnify, defend and hold Released Parties harmless from any liability, loss, injury, or damage to entrant themselves or any other person or entity, including personal injury, death or damage to personal or real property, to entrant or any other person or entity due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize (including any prize activity or travel related thereto) or participation in this Giveway. Entrants further acknowledge that said parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize, including, but not limited to, its quality or fitness for a particular purpose. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entry and to modify, terminate or suspend this Giveaway should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, action of entrants, or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Giveaway and, if the Giveaway is modified, terminated or suspended, at Sponsor’s discretion, select winners from those eligible, non-suspect entries. Entrants further acknowledge that said parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize, including, but not limited to, its quality or fitness for a particular purpose.
Disputes:
By entering the Giveaway, entrants agree that 1.) Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Giveaway, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; 2.) Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Giveaway but in no event attorneys’ fees; and 3.) Under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrants and Sponsor or the Released Parties in connection with the Giveaway, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with United States law. Any legal proceedings arising out of this Giveaway or relating to these Official Rules shall be instituted only in the federal or state courts of California, and the parties consent to jurisdiction therein with respect to any legal proceedings or disputes of whatever nature arising under or relating to these Official Rules. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. The value of the prizes set forth above represents Sponsor’s good faith determinations thereof and such determinations are final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated, the difference will not be awarded in cash.
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