#MyPoptropicaCostume Contest Rules


Edited 12/28/16 to increase number and types of winners.
Edited 12/30/16 to extend contest deadline to 1/2/17.

1. HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter this contest (“Contest”), post your original Poptropica costume design along with the hashtag #MyPoptropicaCostume on Twitter or Instagram, or upload your design to the official Poptropica Creators Facebook page between November 15 and January 2, 2017 at midnight ET (“Contest Period”). For contest guidelines (not required but recommended) see http://blog.poptropica.com/2016/11/new-contest-will-your-costume-design-win.html. Maximum three entries per person. A costume MUST be an original creation of the entrant and not an assembly of Poptropica costume parts.

2. ELIGIBILITY: To enter the Contest you must be either 18 years of age or older, or under 18 years of age and have your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission to enter the Contest. The posted costume design must be your original work. Violators of these rules will be eliminated from the Contest. Employees of SAM, its subsidiaries, affiliates, prize suppliers, and advertising and promotional agencies of SAM, and their immediate families (spouse, parents, children, siblings’ and their spouses), and individuals living in the same household as such employees are ineligible. 

3. JUDGING: Grand prize winners and 20 runners-up candidates will be selected based on merit as determined by SAM editors from all eligible entries. All judging will be conducted at SAM’s offices, located at 50 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02109. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these rules and the judges and decisions of the SAM judges are final and binding in all respects. Winners will be notified via the applicable username/handle that entered the costume design.

4. PRIZES: Two grand prizes will be awarded. Winners will be selected by the SAM judges promptly after the Contest Period. Each grand prize winner will receive a 6-month prepaid subscription to Poptropica.com. Each winner's costume design will be recreated as a Poptropica costume and sold in the Poptropica Store for a limited time period, and will also be worn by a Poptropican on the Home Island for a limited time period. This will happen in the first half of 2017.

Ten runners-up prizes will also be awarded. 20 runners-up candidates will be selected by the SAM judges promptly after the Contest Period. The 20 runners-up candidates will be featured on the Poptropica Creators' Blog in a limited-time public voting contest. The ten runners-up candidates with the most votes will be the runners-up winners. If there is/are a tie/ties that result(s) in more than ten winners the SAM judges will pick the winners. Each runner-up winner will receive a 3-month prepaid subscription to Poptropica.com. Each winner's costume design will be recreated as a Poptropica costume and sold in the Poptropica Store for a limited time period, and will also be worn by a Poptropican on the Home Island for a limited time period. This will happen at a later time in 2017.

5. GENERAL CONDITIONS: All taxes, fees and surcharges on prize packages are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. Prize winners may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Prize Acceptance Form within seven (7) days following notification. Return of any prize and/or prize notification as undeliverable or failure of any entrant to comply with these rules will result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Entrants grant SAM the right to use and publish their original costume design and first name with last name initial and/or username/handle online and in print for promotional purposes. By entering, participants release SAM, its their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents, and representatives from any and all liability for any injuries, loss, claim, action, demand, or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the Contest except for liability arising due to SAM’s negligence or willful misconduct.

6. GOVERNING LAW: This Contest is to be governed by the laws of the United States and is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited. 

Notice to non-United States Residents: This Contest may not be legal for some or all residents of, or persons present in, certain Jurisdictions. It is your responsibility to determine the law that applies in the applicable jurisdiction, and SAM does do not make any representation as to the lawfulness of the Contest in the applicable jurisdiction. You agree that the Contest does not constitute an offer, solicitation or invitation by SAM for you to participate in the Contest in any jurisdiction in which such activities are prohibited or restricted. You agree and SAM asserts that SAM will not have any responsibility under any laws in any jurisdiction other than the United States.

7. LIST OF WINNERS: This Contest is sponsored by StoryArc Media, Inc. (“SAM”). For a list of winners, after the Contest Period, send an email request to poptropica@fen.com. 

8. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: SAM is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by 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 during the Contest. SAM 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. SAM is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any computer online 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 Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If the Contest is not capable of completion as planned for causes beyond SAM’s reasonable control, SAM reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest.


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