MPC Cardistry Contest Official Rules

  1. ELIGIBILITY: The MPC Cardistry Contest (the "contest") is open to anyone who are 18 years of age or older as of July 01, 2016.
  2. HOW TO ENTER: Create a video entry. Visit our Submit page and fill out the online entry form, then upload your video per the directions on the site. Videos must be submitted in one of the following formats: Windows Media (.wmv), 3GP (cell phones), AVI (windows), MOV (Mac), MP4 (ipod/psp), MPEG, or MKV (h.264) and cannot exceed 60 seconds in length. All entries submitted become the sole property of MakePlayingCards.com. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. PST, 9th November, 2016. Enter as often as you like, but each entry must be a unique video.
  3. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: All entries must meet the following guidelines:
    • The entry and all elements of the entry must be the entrant's original work and previously unpublished.
    • The entry must not exceed 60 seconds total running time.
    • The entry must not violate the intellectual property rights of any third party. That means that the video should not contain a trademark or logo of another company, nor any copyrighted materials such as music, photographs, or posters.
    • The entry must be suitable for publication and publicity purposes as determined by MPC in its sole discretion.
    • Entrant acknowledges that MPC may use entry without any compensation to entrant or persons appearing in the video, in any and all media, throughout the world, in perpetuity, including derivative works.
    • MPC reserves the right to make determinations of suitability in its sole and absolute discretion, and to disqualify any entries it determines to be inappropriate for any of the reasons listed above, or for any other reason.
  4. POSTING OF ENTRIES: All eligible Contest entries (as determined by the MPC, in its sole discretion) may be posted on our publicly accessible web site at www.makeplayingcards.com and may also be posted by MPC on YouTube.com and our other promotional and marketing channels.
  5. JUDGING CRITERIA: Eligible entries will be judged by a panel of MPC executives (the "Judges"). The judges will select the winners on the basis of skill levels, originality, creativity, video quality and entertainment appeal. The judges will select one entry to win the First Prize, one entry to win a Second Prize and ten entries to win a Third Prize. The decisions of the judges are final and may not be appealed. Entries must be entrant's original work.
  6. WINNER SELECTION/PRIZE AWARDING: By the end of December 2016 (posponed to 10 February 2017), all the prize winners shall be selected. The potential winners will be notified around the same time via the email address provided in the entry form. The winners name and video entry may also appear on our publicly accessible website and other marketing channels. Winners agree that receiving a prize grants MPC the right to print, publish, broadcast, and use universe-wide in any media now known or later developed at any time or times, the winner's name and submitted video for any purpose, including but not limited to, in advertisements, publicity, and other communications without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. To claim prizes, winners must acknowledge receipt via email reply back to us before any rewards can be processed. Any prize unclaimed by 31 December 2016 will be forfeited in its entirety.
  7. PRIZES: One (1) First Prize: one hundred (100) custom decks (with your card back design) on a special limited run of our 310gsm linen air card stock plus $200 prize money awarded through Paypal transfer. One (1) Second Prize: twenty (20) custom decks (with your card back design) on 310gsm linen card stock. Ten (10) Third Prizes: One (1) x Impressions Stealth Ed. deck + One (1) x Impressions Foil Blue back deck. The submitted design for the custom decks must be the winner's own work or have full copyrights of in order to print. One design printed in one production run. Custom decks comprises of 54 poker/bridge size playing cards with the standard MPC card face design on card fronts plus your card back design, custom tuck box and a box seal all with CMYK printing. The bottom of the tuck box will include MPC's standard logo and details as found on MPC branded playing card boxes. All prizes will be sent to one address as provided by the winners and will be shipped by standard delivery services. Limit one prize per person/family/household.
  8. RIGHTS IN SUBMISSIONS: In consideration of entrant's submission being reviewed and evaluated for this Contest, each entrant hereby grants to the MPC a non-exclusive, irrevocable, fully paid, universal license to use, copy, modify or make derivative works, sublicense, transmit, distribute, publicly perform, publish, delete or display such submission, or any portion thereof, in any media now known or hereafter devised including, but not limited to, all forms of television and all forms of internet and wireless protocol without any further right of approval or additional compensation. Each entrant grants MPC the right, to use their submitted videos in this Contest in a commercial or other advertising and publicity for MPC.
    In connection with your video entry, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize MPC to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary right in all video entries to enable inclusion and use of the entry in the manner contemplated by this Contest and these Official Rules. You further agree that you will not submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret, or is otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to submit the material and enter the Contest and to grant MPC of all the license rights granted herein.
  9. GENERAL RULES: Void where prohibited. MPC may alter entries submitted prior to publication, if any. All income taxes resulting from acceptance of prize are the responsibility of winner. By entering contest, entrant accepts and agrees to these Official Rules and the decisions of Judges, which shall be final in all matters. By participating in this contest and/or accepting prizes, entrants agree to hold MPC and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees and assigns harmless against any and all claims and liability in connection with the contest, the videos, or the use or redemption of prizes, including, without limitation, bodily injury or death or the violation of the rights of any third parties. Submission of contest entry (1) constitutes permission to use winners' names and video entry, for advertising and publicity purposes without further compensation, unless prohibited by law, (2) grants MPC and its agents the right to modify, adapt, and/or edit entry, and (3) constitutes a representation and warranty that entrant has received permission for MPC to use the audio and likeness of all persons appearing in the video without additional compensation to such persons. MPC and its affiliated companies will not be responsible for lost, late, or misdirected entries or prize notices or for any typographical, or other error in the administration of the contest, or announcement of the prize. In the event of any such error, MPC reserves the right to request that the Judges modify this contest in a manner deemed reasonable by the Judges, at the Judges' sole discretion. MPC is not responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, stolen, garbled or misdirected entries, all of which are void. Electronic entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. MPC also reserves all rights to modify the prizes awarded. The authorized account holder is deemed as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Entries that are incomplete, illegible or corrupted are void and will not be accepted. By entering the Contest, entrant recognizes and agrees that the registration information provided by entrant will be made available to MPC; use of such information will be governed by MPC's privacy policy found at www.makeplayingcards.com. MPC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and terminate, suspend, cancel or modify the contest and award the prizes from among all eligible entries received as of the date of termination if for any reason this Contest is not capable of running as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, fraud, unauthorized intervention, technical failures or other causes beyond the control of MPC. If any entry is found to have breached any of our conditions and rules as set out for our contest, disqualification will take immediate effect and any prize rewarded will be forfeited.
  10. WINNERS' LIST: Winners name and video will be listed on our web site www.makeplayingcards.com and may appear on any of our associated web sites and on our social media pages.
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