*** CONTEST EXTENDED!!! SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY!!! ***
- Draw what you think the Helping Verb should look like.
- Scan and submit your Helping Verb to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your submission will be judged on the following:
- How well does it represent the grammatical role of the Helping Verb?
- How well does it fit with the style of the existing Grammaropolis characters?
- Especially, how well does it fit with the two other verbs - Action Verb and Linking Verb.
The Competition Process:
- Submissions will be accepted via e-mail
- Five finalists will be posted on the Grammaropolis Blog
- Readers will vote on the five finalists
- Winner will be announced after a 2-week voting period!
The Winner will:
- Receive an awesome gift pack, the contents of which are still being determined.
- Have his or her character drawn by Powerhouse Animation Studios.
- Receive a 20” x 30” poster of the winning character, signed by the Powerhouse animators.
The winning character make its debut in the Action Verb’s book in the Grammaropolis book series.
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
Coert Voorhees is the Author of Welcome to Grammaropolis (the “Book”), the first of eleven projected books in the Grammaropolis series (the “Series”). Grammaropolis LLC (the “Publisher”) is the publisher of the Book and Series.
“Help Us Find Our Helping Verb Contest” (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Grammaropolis LLC (the “Sponsor”). The details and official rules of the Contest are set out below (the “Contest Rules”).
HOW TO ENTER:
To enter the Contest, an entrant must draw his or her own representation of what a Grammaropolis Helping Verb should look like (the “Character”) and submit said Character (the “Entry”) to the e-mail address “email@example.com”. Only one entry per entrant, household, and email address. No other method of entry will be accepted. No purchase required to enter the Contest or to win. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Contest entries will be accepted from 12:01am Central Standard Time on February 18, 2010 (the “Contest Opening Date” until a to-be-determined date and time (the “Contest Closing Date”). Incomplete, late, or duplicate entries will be disqualified.
All personal information collected on the Entry will be used by the Sponsor for the purposes of administering this Contest and as described herein. Normal Internet access charges imposed by the Entrant’s service will apply. It is the Entrant’s sole responsibility to notify Sponsor in writing in the event of a change in e-mail address changes.
The Contest is open to all individuals, 18 years of age or younger, who have internet access except for immediate family members of the Sponsor, employees of the Publisher or its parent, affiliates or subsidiaries, employees of the advertising, promotional and fulfillment agencies of the Publisher engaged to advertise and promote the Contest, or employees of other parties engaged in the development, production and distribution of the Contest materials, and any other persons who are immediate family members or living in the same household as any of the above. “Immediate family” means parents, siblings, children and spouse.
The winning entrant (as selected by the Sponsor in his sole discretion) shall be eligible to (1) have the Character he/she submitted in his/her Entry drawn by Powerhouse Animation Studios; (2) have the Character he/she submitted in his/her Entry appear in some form in the Action Verb Book of the Series, such form to be determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor; and (3) receive a 20” x 30” poster of the winning character, signed by the Powerhouse animators Have his or her character drawn by Powerhouse Animation Studios; and (4) receive an additional gift pack, the contents of which will not exceed $200USD.
The Sponsor shall select five (5) Finalists to be posted on the website “http”//grammaropolis.blogspot.com” (the “Website”). Readers of the Website will vote on the five Finalists for a two week period (the “Voting Period”). Sponsor shall notify the winner of the Grand Prize (the “Grand Prize Winner”) of the voting results by email no later than two weeks from the beginning of the Voting Period.
The Grand Prize will be awarded once the Grand Prize Winner has confirmed that he/she meets the eligibility requirements outlined in the Contest Rules, has signed the appropriate Declaration and Release and has returned it to the Sponsor by email or fax.
The Grand Prize Winner shall be required to sign a form of Declaration and Release (“Declaration and Release”) confirming compliance with the Contest Rules, acceptance of the Grand Prize as awarded, and discharging and releasing the Sponsor, the Publisher and its parent, affiliates and subsidiaries, and their respective assigns, representatives and agents, including advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, from and against any and all liability or damages, manner of action, causes of action, suits, debts, covenants, contracts, claims and demands, including legal fees and expenses, whatsoever including but not limited to claims based on negligence, breach of contract and fundamental breach and liability for injury or property damage which the winning entrant or his/her administrators, heirs, successors or assigns might have or could have, by reason of or rising out of participation in the Contest and/or in connection with the acceptance or use of the Grand Prize. The winner of the Grand Prize must also irrevocably grant, assign, convey, waive or otherwise transfer to the Sponsor all right, title and interest worldwide in the Character and all proprietary rights and material therein, including but not by way of limitation, all copyrights, including the right to claim copyright, trademarks, moral rights, and all contract and licensing rights, and all claims and causes of action with respect to any of the foregoing, whether now known or hereafter to become known.
The Grand Prize Winner further agrees that the Sponsor may assign or license all rights to the Character, including the right to claim copyright thereto, to any person without notice, accreditation or compensation to the Grand Prize Winner.
The signed Declaration and Release must be returned by fax or email to the Sponsor no later than 14 days after the winning entrant is sent email notification that he/she is the winner of the Grand Prize. Failure to complete and return the Declaration and Release by such date will result in the Grand Prize being forfeited by that entrant. Sponsor is not responsible for unsuccessful efforts to deliver the notification to Winner. Sponsor not responsible for undeliverable prizes due to change of address or change of email address.
In the event of a dispute over the identity of the selected entrant, the entrant will be deemed to be the Authorized
Account Holder of the email address used at login or registration. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet service 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.
All Contest Entries become the property of the Sponsor and no correspondence will be entered into, except with selected entrant(s). By entering the Contest, all entrants consent to the Official Rules, including without limitation, all
of the General Conditions. Each winner consents to the use of his/her name, city of residence and image on videotape and/or photograph in any publicity carried out by the Sponsor or the Publisher with respect to the Contest, without further notice or compensation.
By entering the Contest and voluntarily providing personal information, all entrants consent and agree to the Sponsor’s collection and use of the entrant’s information for the administration of this Contest and agree to Sponsor’s use of entrant information for the purpose of contacting entrant in relation to this Contest. Entrant’s information may be revoked at any time (without revoking entrant’s participation in the Contest or impairing entrant’s chances of winning) by writing to the Sponsor at Grammaropolis LLC, 1714 Banks St., Houston, TX 77098.
Entrants acknowledge compliance with, agree to be bound by these Contest Rules, including eligibility requirements, and release and hold harmless the Sponsor, the Publisher, advertising, promotional and fulfillment agencies and their respective parent, related and affiliated companies, subsidiaries, members, dealers, advertising, franchisees, promotional agencies and each of their respective directors, successors, sponsors, partners, licensees, officers, subsidiaries, agents, employees, artists, advisors, assignees, heirs, executors, legal personal representatives, and all others associated with the development and execution of the Contest, from and against any and all manner of action, causes of action, suits, debts, covenants, contracts, claims and demands, including legal and other professional fees and expenses, whatsoever, including but not limited to, claims based on negligence, breach of contract and fundamental breach and liability for physical injury, death, or property damage which the entrants or his/her administrators, heirs, legal personal representatives, successors or assigns might have or could have, by reason of or arising out of the entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or in connection with the acceptance and/or exercise by the entrant of the Grand Prize awarded.
The Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information which may affect a person’s ability to participate in the Contest or be awarded a prize, including but not limited to human error, technical malfunctions, lost or delayed entries for any reason, mail failures, computer failures, loss of internet access, omission, or any combination thereof, and entries which fail to fully comply with the Contest Rules. No responsibility will be taken by the Sponsor for lost, delayed, mutilated or misdirected entries or Declaration and Release Forms.
The Sponsor reserves the right, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Contest at any time, or to amend or modify the Contest Rules before the Contest Closing Date, without notice for any reason, including, should any cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor corrupt the security or proper administration of the Contest. Any attempt to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way or not in compliance with the Contest Rules.
By participating, entrants agree that all disputes will be resolved in the appropriate courts in the State of Texas, USA, exclusively, and subject to the laws of the State of Texas. The Contest is subject to all applicable Federal, State and Municipal laws. Void where prohibited by law.
Entries become the exclusive property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.
All decisions of the Sponsor are final in all matters relating to the Contest.