Miss COED 2015-16 Official Rules, COED.com’s Miss COED 2015-2016 Competition


OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE REQUIRED, OPEN TO FEMALE RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES WHO ARE 18-25 YEARS AND ENROLLED IN A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY AT THE TIME OF SUBMISSION. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR OTHERWISE RESTRICTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

COMPETITION ENTITIES: COED Media Group Inc. (the “CMG”) is the sponsor of the 2015-2016 competition (the “Competition”).

HOW TO ENTER: To enter, follow the links at COED.com or click here (the “Web Site”) to the official entry form. You must provide all information requested including at least five (5) recent and different photographs of yourself in JPEG format, (the “Submitted Photographs”) using the upload tool and instructions provided. Only the Entrant (defined below) should appear in the Submitted Photographs. All photos must be at least 500 KB in file size and must not infringe or violate any right of any third party or entity, including but not limited to copyright, right of publicity, and right of privacy. Please check with the photographer to make sure that you have the necessary rights to submit the photographs. Please be sure to retain the original photographs, as Semi-Finalists may be required to submit the Submitted Photographs in greater resolution. Once the upload is finished and the entry form completed in its entirety, you can finalize your entry into the Competition by clicking submit. Upon successful entry, a confirming email will be sent to the email address you provided.

CMG reserves the right to contact a person who has entered the Competition (an “Entrant”) to request resubmission of one or more of the Submitted Photographs and/or to request that the Entrant submit additional photos, videos, or other info such as personal information or questionnaire responses, with anything Entrant submits directly or indirectly (for example, by directing or permitting CMG to use materials from Entrant’s social media sites), collectively referred to as “Submitted Assets”. While Entrants may have assistance in entering data and uploading the photos, each Entrant must otherwise complete the entry forms herself. Any entries submitted by anyone other than the person appearing in the Submitted Photographs will be rejected. As set forth in greater detail below, submission of photographs and entry in the Competition constitutes consent to use the Submitted Photographs on COED.com, promotional media of any type (including with CMG’s licensees), the Web Site (foreign and domestic affiliated web sites, including the WAP version thereof), and/or associated or otherwise affiliated Web/WAP sites, social media sites and tablet aps; as well as Entrant’s representation that she owns or controls all necessary rights in the Submitted Photographs to grant CMG the rights described herein.

Except as otherwise permitted herein, only one entry per person will be accepted; all subsequent entries will be disregarded. No photographs taken prior to January 1st, 2014, or photographs containing more than one person, will be eligible. Any Submitted Photographs exhibiting Entrant’s nipples or genitals will be rejected. The determination of whether any image exhibits Entrant’s nipples or genitals are in the sole discretion of CMG. False, deceptive or incomplete entries or other information provided by Entrants throughout the Competition (including but not limited to responses to questionnaires) shall render the entry ineligible at any point in the Competition irrespective of when the problem is actually discovered. The Entrant may submit her entry form and photographs using the above procedures anytime during the period April 14, 2015 until September 15, 2015, 5:00 PM Eastern time (the “Entry Period”); late entries shall be ineligible. Date of entry during the Entry Period will not affect chances of being chosen.

ELIGIBILITY: All Entrants must be legal residents of any state of the United States or the District of Columbia, must be female, and must have been 18 years of age or older on the date that the earliest of the Submitted Photographs was taken. Any person: (i) who has won any sweepstakes, contest or competition sponsored by CMG which requires the submission of my photograph, including any person who was voted one of the twelve (12) finalists in any prior Miss COED Competition; or (ii) is currently competing in or, during the course of this Competition, enters any other sweepstakes, contest or competition sponsored by CMG which requires the submission of a photograph of Entrant is not eligible to participate in this Competition. CMG reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant whose image has been published, or during the course of this Competition is published, in any media (publications, World Wide Web, television, etc.), in a manner that is considered by CMG, in its sole discretion, to be pornographic, vulgar or obscene. All Entrants who are selected as Monthly Finalists further agree that for the one (1) year period following the announcement of the Winner, their images shall not be published or displayed in any media (publications, World Wide Web, television, etc.), in a manner that is considered to be pornographic, vulgar or obscene by CMG, in its sole discretion. CMG reserves the right to disqualify the Winner of this competition, remove the title of Miss COED of the Month and/or Miss COED 2014 Winner and name a replacement Winner if, for a period of one (1) year following their announcement as Miss COED of the Month and/or Miss COED 2014 Winner, their image is published or displayed in any media (publications, World Wide Web, television, etc.), in a manner that is considered to be pornographic, vulgar or obscene by CMG, in its sole discretion, and CMG also reserve the right to disqualify any Entrant whose image has been published on or after January 1, 2012 or during the course of this Competition is published, or in the case of Winner within one year after being designated Winner, in any media (publications, World Wide Web, television, etc.), which in CMG’s sole discretion is competitive with COED.com, any and all COED brand extensions, or the Competition.

Failure to comply with these Official Rules at all times will result in ineligibility of Entrant. Entrant appoints CMG as her attorneys in fact, and grants CMG permission to demand the removal of any photographs that violate these Official Rules. Employees, representatives and agents of CMG, its subsidiaries, affiliates, and their advertising and production companies and any family member or person domiciled with any of the foregoing, are not eligible to participate. All federal, state and local laws and regulations of the United States apply. Void where prohibited or restricted. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules.

PRELIMINARY PERIOD: After entering the Competition, the Submitted Photographs may be placed on the Web Site, where they may be viewed and commented upon by visitors to the Web Site. Entrants may be requested to submit additional images (the “Additional Photographs”) for publication on the Web Site, or in the magazine, so long as such Additional Photographs comply with the same rules as the Submitted Photographs.

SELECTION:
Selection of Selected Entrants: CMG will, in its sole discretion, select from among the Entrants based upon their evaluation of the Entrants’ attractiveness and photogenic qualities (40%), quality of the Submitted Assets (20%) and the responses to the questionnaire provided during entry via the Web Site (40%) (herein “Selected Entrants”). Miss COEDs may be required to provide additional information or proof of copyright ownership, in CMG’s sole discretion. CMG reserves the right to contact an Entrant for any reason relating to the Competition.

Selection of Miss COED 2016:
There will be three rounds of competition. From approximately September 7, 2015 through October 26, 2015 (the “Miss COED 2016 Round One Voting Period”), members of the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Miss COED contestant. There are 125 girls in the first round. From approximately November 9, 2015 through December 21, 2015 (the “Miss COED 2016 Round Two Voting Period”), members of the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite semi-finalists via the Internet. There are 30 girls in the second round. From approximately January 25, 2015 through February 29, 2015 (the “Miss COED 2016 Round Three Voting Period”), members of the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Miss COED finalists via the Internet. There are 10 girls in the third round. Voters may vote for multiple girls once a day. After the Miss COED 2016 Round Three Voting Period ends, CMG will use the results to determine a Winner. CMG will, in its sole discretion, select from among the Entrants based upon their evaluation of the Entrants’ attractiveness and photogenic qualities (40%), quality of the Submitted Assets (20%) and the responses to the questionnaire provided during entry via the Web Site (40%). In the event that a Finalist is determined to be ineligible or withdraws from the Competition, CMG reserves the right to substitute another Selected Entrant to replace such person. The selection of Miss COED 2016 shall be within the sole discretion CMG, whose decisions shall be final, and shall be based on the criteria listed herein. Results of public voting are a main component in selecting Miss COED 2016, but are not necessarily determinative. Potential Finalists will be contacted via e-mail or telephone. Potential Finalists must respond to such contact within forty-eight (48) hours (or such longer period as shall be determined within the sole discretion of CMG), confirming that they will be able to provide necessary assets (additional photos, videos, etc). Any Potential Finalist who does not respond, or who is unable to meet these requirements, will be disqualified, and another Potential Finalist may be chosen. The 10 Potential Finalists who respond in a timely manner and who indicate that they will be able to provide necessary assets will be eligible to become Finalists. Commencement of the Miss COED 2016 Round Three Voting Period (defined below), CMG reserves the right to substitute another Semi-Finalist to replace such person.

PRIZE/VALUE:
Miss COED Top Ten Finalists – Designation: All Miss COED 2016 Top Ten Finalists will receive a prize pack valued at $500, Miss COED T-Shirts / prizes TBD, and may refer to themselves as a “2016 Miss COED Top Ten Finalist” in written and descriptive materials such as a resume, but only if such uses and displays are purely non-commercial, do not use CMG’s logos or fonts, and in no event suggest or create any confusion whatsoever that CMG or COED.com is endorsing or participating in any manner with the Entrant’s self promotion.

Miss COED 2016 Prizes: Miss COED 2016 a prize pack valued at $500, Miss COED T-shirts / prizes TBD and a party at her university. Winner acknowledges and agrees that should CMG determine in its sole and exclusive discretion, video, audio and still photographs shot during the party may be displayed, broadcast everywhere and anywhere, via mediums now known or future developed, including by way of example and not limitation, via an edited reality TV show format or mobile applications or other non-digital products such as posters, all with no compensation to the Winner. The Winner may be required to attend events throughout the year representing CMG.

Winner may refer to herself as a “Miss COED 2016″ in written and descriptive materials such as a résumé, but only if such uses and displays are purely non-commercial and do not use CMG’s logos or fonts, and in no event suggest or create any confusion whatsoever that CMG or COED.com is endorsing or participating in any manner with the Entrant’s self promotion. The Winner may use the Miss COED 2016 logo (copy to be provided upon request of the Winner) in connection with the Winner’s portfolio and personal promotional site online only, provided that the logo may only be used in connection with the Licensed Photographs and Licensed Videotape, and further provided that such online site does not include any photos that are considered pornographic, vulgar or obscene (which is to be determined in the sole discretion of CMG).

Each Finalist prize is worth approximately $500. Actual value of Finalist prize may vary. The winner’s prize is worth approximately TBD.

All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Taxes, if any, are the Winner’s sole responsibility. No substitution, transfer, assignment or cash equivalent permitted. CMG reserves the right to substitute prizes with one of equal or greater value, at CMG’s sole discretion.

NOTIFICATION/TERMS: Selected Entrants, Potential Finalists and Miss COED 2016 will be notified by e-mail, telephone or other means reasonably calculated to provide notice but CMG assumes no responsibility for the failure of its attempted notice. Entry constitutes permission to use Entrant’s name on COED.com and/or an affiliated or associated Web site as well as on other media platforms, including but not limited to WAP, mobile and wireless media platforms, that permit the user content to be uploaded or downloaded, and their consent to use her name, photograph (including Submitted Photograph and Additional Photographs), videotape (including Submitted Video), comments and/or voice recordings and likenesses for advertising or publicity purposes, in any and all media – including but not limited to magazines, posters, online display, television, cable, video, DVD and/or film productions, wireless applications and other media channels and applications, and for advertising, promotions, other competitions sponsored by CMG, subsidiaries and affiliates and other commercial purposes (whether by CMG or any third party, including but not limited to beer or liquor companies) – without additional compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law. Entry also constitutes a representation that Entrant owns all necessary legal rights in all images to grant CMG the right to use such images as contemplated by these Rules and, in particular, that Entrant either personally owns the copyright to the Submitted Photographs and Additional Photographs, or that the respective copyright holders have granted Entrant the right to allow CMG to reproduce the Submitted Photographs and Additional Photographs, and to publish the Submitted Photographs and Additional Photographs as set forth in these Official Rules and/or herein. Entrant is responsible for any financial reimbursement to the original Copyright Holder for the rights to publish the Submitted Photographs and Additional Photographs; CMG will not be responsible for any such payment. Entrants shall hold CMG, subsidiaries and affiliates harmless and defend and indemnify CMG, its parent corporation, subsidiaries and affiliates from any and all liabilities, loss, claims, or causes of actions, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses that may be incurred by CMG, subsidiaries and affiliates, arising out of or relating to any breach of any of the foregoing representations and warranties.

Entrants do not have the right to license CMG’s name or trademarks, including but not limited to “COED” and “MISS COED”, MISS COED 2016”, “MISS COED 2016 TOP 10 FINALISTS”, and “COED MEDIA GROUP” to any other entity, even if Entrant is making an appearance on behalf of that entity. Any such license must be secured from CMG. Any use of “COED” and/or “MISS COED”, “MISS COED 2016”, “MISS COED 2016 TOP TEN FINALISTS,” and/or “COED MEDIA GROUP” or any reference thereto, in connection with any promotional event or advertising must first be approved by CMG in writing.

Finalists must agree to sending a video of herself performing the social challenges asked of her, to participate in promotional events on behalf of advertisers selected at the sole discretion of CMG, and to host one or more parties on behalf of CMG and/or advertisers, all without additional compensation (except that transportation and hotel accommodations may be provided at the sole discretion of CMG). Winner must agree to appear on a poster or media of any other type(s) and is aware that such poster or other media may be sponsored by one or more of CMG’s advertisers.

Entrants consent to a background check that may be performed, at the sole discretion of CMG, to verify information provided by Entrants and compliance with these Official Rules, or for other reasons related to the Competition. This Competition shall be governed and construed by New York law, and the exclusive venue for all controversies will be in state or federal court in New York, New York. All federal, state and local taxes are the exclusive responsibility of the Winner. CMG reserves the right to crop or otherwise alter photographs. Entrant waives (or shall ensure that copyright holder waives if Entrant is not copyright holder) in favor of CMG and anyone authorized by CMG, any and all moral rights that Entrant (or copyright holder) may have in any photograph or video submitted. If any Entrant does not return any document within the timeframe indicated on the document, or cannot be contacted, Entrant will be disqualified.

DISCLAIMER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY: CMG AND ALL PRIZE PROVIDERS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INCORRECT OR INACCURATE ENTRY INFORMATION, HUMAN ERROR, TECHNICAL MALFUNCTION, FAILURES, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, OR DEFECT OF ANY TELEPHONE NETWORK, COMPUTER ONLINE SYSTEMS, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, SERVERS, ACCESS PROVIDERS, OR SOFTWARE, INCLUDING ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE TO PARTICIPANTS’ OR ANY OTHER PERSONS’, COMPUTER RELATING TO OR RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATION IN THIS COMPETITION; INABILITY TO ACCESS THE ENTRY WEB SITE OR ANY PAGES THEREOF; THEFT, TAMPERING, DESTRUCTION, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, OR ALTERATION OF ENTRIES; ENTRY SUBMISSIONS THAT ARE PROCESSED LATE OR INCORRECTLY OR ARE INCOMPLETE, GARBLED, OR LOST DUE TO COMPUTER OR ELECTRONIC MALFUNCTION OR TRAFFIC CONGESTION ON THE INTERNET OR ANY WEB SITE. PROOF OF ENTERING INFORMATION AT WEB SITE IS NOT CONSIDERED PROOF OF DELIVERY OR RECEIPT. ALL DATES SET FORTH IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES ARE APPROXIMATE. CMG RESERVES THE RIGHT TO EXTEND ANY DEADLINES. ALL ENTRIES ANY OTHER MATERIALS SUBMITTED (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEOTAPES) BECOME THE SOLE PROPERTY OF CMG AND WILL NOT BE RETURNED OR ACKNOWLEDGED. FALSE AND OR DECEPTIVE ENTRIES OR ACCOUNTS SHALL RENDER ENTRY INELIGIBLE.

ALL DECISIONS OF CMG SHALL BE FINAL AND CONCLUSIVE ON ALL MATTERS RELATING TO THE COMPETITION.

ALL ENTRANTS, SELECTED ENTRANTS, SEMI-FINALISTS, POTENTIAL FINALISTS, FINALISTS AND WINNER RELEASE CMG AND ITS PARENT COMPANIES, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, WHOLESALERS, RETAILERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES AND ALL OTHERS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT AND EXECUTION OF THIS COMPETITION FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO, OR IN ANY WAY ARISING FROM, THIS COMPETITION, PUBLICATION OR USE OF THEIR PHOTOGRAPHS/VIDEOTAPES, AND/OR ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF THE PRIZES, INCLUDING LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, DAMAGES, OR MONETARY LOSS.

The chances of being selected to proceed to each of the different stages of the Competition depend on the number of Entrants, on the judging criteria for each stage, and how well the Entrant rates on each such criterion compared to other entrants.

CMG reserves the right to terminate, withdraw or amend the Competition for any reason.

Entrants consent to CMG’s collection, use and disclosure to third parties of Entrants’ personal information for the purpose of administering this Competition and as otherwise set out in these Official Rules.

WINNERS’ LIST: For a copy of the Official Rules or the name of the Winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to MISS COED 2015-2016, COED Media Group LLC., 237 W. 35th Street, Suite 704, New York, New York 10001. (US residents in Vermont and Washington (and other US states where proscribed by law), may omit a stamp); we will provide you with the list once the winner’s names have been made public.


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