Official Rules: Scary Building Blunders Contestcomments (0) October 15th, 2010 in Blogs, Project Gallery
It's time to dust off those photos of home-building horror stories and construction catatrophes, and post them in our latest photo gallery challenge. If you post pictures of the scariest job-site scenario, you just might win a collection of our For Pros, By Pros Graphic Guides to Construction — some great books that could prevent your projects from being featured in our next Building Blunders contest.
Fine Homebuilding’s "Scary Building Blunders" Contest Official Rules
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Entries for this "Scary Building Blunders" Contest (the "Contest") will be accepted during the period beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET on October 15, 2010 and ending at 11:59 a.m. ET on November 3, 2010 (the “Contest Entry Period”). All entries must be received during the Contest Entry Period. The Contest is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada (except Quebec), who are at least 18 years old. Contest void in Quebec, Puerto Rico and anywhere else where prohibited.
There is one way to enter the contest. 1.) Visit https://www.finehomebuilding.com/contest/scary-building-blunders. Create an account if you do not already have one by entering your first name, last name, email address, password, security question and screen name. Once you have created your account you can then upload your photo by entering a title, attaching the photo and adding a brief description of your project. Submit your completed online entry form. All entries become the property of the Sponsor. You grant Sponsor a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, unrestricted, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, copy, license, distribute, display, reproduce, transmit, modify, edit, and otherwise exploit photos in all media now known or later developed.
Sponsor not responsible for unavailable network, failed server or other connections, miscommunications, interrupted, misrouted or scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, electronic or otherwise. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the contest period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received by Sponsor due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, of any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material related to the contest. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend this contest should a virus, bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor corrupt the security or proper administration of the contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, 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 illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. Entrants to abide by the Contest Rules and decisions of the judging panel which are final.
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All prizes will be awarded.
Names of prize manufacturers are used solely for the purposes of identifications of the prize. No endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or approval of Taunton Press, Fine Woodworking or of this contest is intended or implied.
No transfer or substitution of prizes. Employees, officers, and contractors (including immediate family members and members of the same household) of Sponsors, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, dealers, retailers, vendors of Sponsors, and all other entities associated with this promotion, are not eligible. All Federal, State/Provincial and local laws apply. The winner will be responsible for all Federal, State/Provincial, and local taxes related to prize.
The winner will be chosen through consumer voting. The judges shall select the top 4 entries on or about November 4, 2010 on the basis of quality, craftsmanship, and number of users that comment on the entry.
The top 4 entries selected by the judges shall be the "Finalists" and will have their projects displayed on the Website where consumers may cast their votes (see Consumer Voting paragraph below). All decisions by the Judges shall be final and binding. It is the sole decision of the Judges to determine which entries will be included in the Finalist Gallery.
CONSUMER VOTING: The 4 Finalist projects chosen by the Judges will be posted as a poll on FineHomebuilding.com. Based on the judging criteria, consumers will be allowed to vote on their favorite entries to choose the winner of the challenge. The voting will begin at 12:01 a.m. ET on November 6, 2010 and end at 11:59 p.m. ET on November 11, 2010. The number of votes each Finalist receives will be tallied and the Finalist who receives the most votes will be awarded the prize. Any ties shall be decided by the Judges. Winner will be announced on the Website on or about November 15, 2010.
The winner will be notified by email initially, then by mail within 10 days of the selection. Judges decisions are final. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. One prize per person, household, or family.
The winner must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release within 10 days of notification, or prize may be forfeited. Winner will also be required to provide proof of age. (Tennessee residents will not be required to sign Publicity Release as a condition of winning a prize.) All prizes will be awarded.
Send self-addressed, stamped envelope by November 15, 2010 to: Fine Homebuilding "Exterior Trim Details" Contest Winner List Request, PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT 06470.
The Taunton Press Inc., Fine Homebuilding magazine 63 S. Main Street, PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT 06470-5506.
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