ANTIRACISM SYMBOL DESIGN CHALLENGE
IMPORTANT: Please read these Official Rules before entering the Antiracism Symbol Design Challenge (the “Contest”), presented by Penguin Random House LLC and The Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University (“Sponsors”). By entering the Contest, you agree to the terms of these Official Rules. These Official Rules shall govern in the event of any inconsistency with other Contest-related materials.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED. Employees of Sponsors, their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, and agencies, and their immediate family members and persons living in their household are not eligible to enter the Contest.
ENTRY PERIOD: The Contest begins at 12:00 PM (EDT) on July 16, 2019, and ends at 5:00 PM (EDT) on July 29, 2019.
HOW TO ENTER: Email your two-dimensional artistic rendering (drawing, photograph, etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Antiracism Symbol” as outlined on the contest website: http://www.randomhousebooks.com/campaign/antiracism-symbol-design-challenge.
In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address used for entry. Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of automated devices will result in disqualification. Sponsors are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of information by entrants; lost or late entries or transmissions; interrupted or unavailable network, server, or other connections; scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, or electronic, technical malfunctions of any computer hardware, software, or any combinations thereof; or problems associated with any virus or any other damage caused to entrants’ systems. Incomplete or illegible entries will be voided. All entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be returned. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of being conducted as described in these rules, Sponsors shall have the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.
Submissions may not include obscene, offensive or inappropriate (in Sponsors’ sole and absolute discretion) material or defame any person, or otherwise infringe on any person’s proprietary rights. If you are submitting a photograph, you must have permission from the photographer (or be the photographer yourself) and have permission from any persons who appear in the photo before submitting it.
One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive:
- Five-Thousand (5,000) Dollars.
- Permanent all-access to all annual National Antiracist Book Festivals.
- Their design featured as The Antiracist Research & Policy Center’s official logo.
(Grand Prize Approximate Retail Value: $12,500)
No transfer or cash or other substitution of all or part of a prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute the prize or prize component with another of comparable or greater value. Any and all taxes on the prize will be the responsibility of the winners. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any delays, damage in the delivery of the prize, and/or loss of any prize in connection with delivery of the prize via mail. In the event that there is an insufficient number of eligible entries, Sponsor reserves the right not to award the prizes.
Three (3) Finalists will be selected by a panel of judges, including Ibram X. Kendi (Author), Brandan “BMike” Odums, Alicia Garza, Favianna Rodriguez, Sojin Kim, Dylan Miner, Sarah Lewis, and Greg Mollica of Penguin Random House, on or about August 07, 2019 from all eligible entries received by the entry deadline. Entries will be judged on (i) originality, (ii) creativity, and (iii) ability to exemplify the message of antiracism, with equal weight being given to each criterion.
One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected by members of the public via online voting. From 9:00 AM (EDT) on August 08, 2019 to 5:00 PM (EDT) August 13, 2019 (“Contest Voting Period”) members of the public can visit the contest website and vote for their favorite design. Votes are limited to one per person. The winner of the public vote will be the Grand Prize Winner. In case of a tie between entries voted on by members of the public, a judge chosen by the Sponsors will evaluate the tied entries and select the Grand Prize Winner. Sponsors will announce the Grand Prize Winner on or about August 14, 2019.
The decisions of the Sponsors with respect to the selection of the winners, and in regard to all matters relating to this Contest, shall be final and binding. Winner will be notified via email and must respond to email notification within ten (10) days of receipt. Winner may also be required to complete, execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release and Assignment. Noncompliance with these conditions may result in forfeiture of the Prize, and Sponsors reserve the right to select an alternate winner in such circumstance. If winner notification of the Prize is returned as undeliverable, Sponsors may, at their discretion, select an alternate winner.
DISCLAIMERS: By competing in this Contest and/or accepting the prize, entrants agree that Sponsor, and its respective parent companies, assigns, subsidiaries and affiliates, and advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies and all of their respective employees, officers and directors will have no liability whatsoever, and will be held harmless by entrants for any liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind to person and property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of the prizes, or participation in this Contest. By competing in this Contest, the top three (3) finalists consent and grant Sponsors a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free license to use their name, city, comments, photographs and/or other likenesses and their entries for publicity, advertising or informational purposes, including without limitation, posting on Sponsor’s Contest website, Facebook pages, Twitter or Instagram accounts, with no additional compensation or further permission (except where prohibited by law).
Any dispute arising from this Contest will be determined according to the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its conflict of law principles, and by entering the entrants consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in New York County and agree that such courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes.
WINNERS LIST: For a list of the Winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by February 14, 2020 to Christopher Petrella, The Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University, Attn: Antiracism Symbol Design Challenge, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 20016.
Penguin Random House LLC, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.
The Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 20016.