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Miss COED 2017 Official Rules, COED.com’s Miss COED 2017 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, LLC. (the “CMG”) is the sponsor of the 2016-2017 competition (the “Competition”).

HOW TO ENTER: To enter, follow the links at COED.com or click here (the “Website”) to the official entry form. The person entering the competition (“Entrant”) must provide all information requested including at least five (5) recent and different photographs of Entrant in JPEG format, (the “Submitted Photographs”) using the upload tool and instructions provided. All photographs must be submitted must be at least 800 pixels wide and no larger than 500 KB. Only the Entrant (defined below) should appear in the Submitted Photographs.  By submitting photographs, Entrant acknowledges that she is owner or has license from the copyright holder of the submitted photos and the photographs do 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. The Entrant grants CMG and it’s authorized agents, a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any CMG purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion of the brand and its websites, exhibition, and commercial products, including but not limited to CMG publications. CMG will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.

No photographs taken prior to January 1st, 2015, or photographs containing any person other than Entrant, 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.

Once the upload is finished and the entry form is completed in its entirety, Entrant can finalize entry into the Competition by clicking submit. Upon successful entry, a confirmation email will be sent to the Entrant’s provided email address.

CMG reserves the right to contact the 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 by herself.  Any entries submitted by anyone other than the person appearing in the Submitted Photographs will be rejected.

Except as otherwise permitted herein, only one entry per person will be accepted; all subsequent entries will be disregarded. 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 20, 2016 until October 12th, 2016, 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 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 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 2017 Winner and name a replacement Winner if, for a period of one (1) year following their announcement as Miss COED 2017 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 reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant whose image has been published on or after January 1, 2014 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 Website, where they may be viewed and commented upon by visitors to the Website. Entrants may be requested to submit additional images (the “Additional Photographs”) for publication on the Website, 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’ quality of Submitted Assets and the responses to the questionnaire provided during entry via the website (herein “Selected Entrants”). Selected Entrants may be required to provide additional information or proof of copyright ownership, in CMG’s sole discretion. CMG reserves the right to contact a Selected Entrant for any reason relating to the Competition.

SELECTION OF MISS COED 2017:  The Miss COED 2017 Competition will consist of four voting periods:

Preliminary Voting Period: From approximately October 19th through November 2nd, 2016 (the “Miss COED 2017 Preliminary Voting Period”) will take place for universities with multiple Selected Entrants. Members of the public (herein “Visitors”) will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Selected Entrants to represent each university in the Preliminary Voting Round. One Winner from each university (herein “Miss COED Contestants”) will be selected to advance to the next round.

Conference Round One Voting Period: From approximately November 9th, 2016 through November 30th, 2016 (the “Miss COED 2017 Conference Round One Voting Period”), Visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Miss COED Contestants in each of the 14 conferences. Three Winners from each conference (48 total) will be selected to advance to the next round (herein “Miss COED Conference Semi-Finalists”).

Conference Finals Voting Period: From approximately January 18th, 2017 through February 1st, 2017 (the “Miss COED 2017 Conference Finals Voting Period”), Visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Miss COED Conference Semi-Finalists in each of the 14 conferences. One Winner from each conference (14 total) will be selected to advance to the Final Voting Period (herein “Miss COED Conference Winners”).

Final Voting Period: From approximately February 8th, 2017 through February 22nd, 2017 (the “Miss COED 2017 Final Voting Period”), Visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Miss COED Conference Winners.

Miss COED 2017 Winner: Upon the conclusion of the Miss COED 2017 Final Voting Period, 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 Miss COED Conference Winners’ quality of Submitted Assets, responses to the questionnaire provided during entry via the Website, overall social media engagement, and total vote count. 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 2017 shall be within the sole discretion of 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 2017, but are not necessarily determinative. Potential Finalists will be contacted via e-mail, social media 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 14 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.  The Miss COED 2017 Winner will be announced the week of February 27th, 2017.

VOTING:
Visitors can vote for each Miss COED Contestant one time per 24 hour period, per IP address. Automated and non-human voting or “Vote Gaming” is prohibited and will result in a participation ban of the Visitor and may result in the disqualification of the Miss COED Contestant receiving the automated votes. The determination of whether a Miss COED Contestant is receiving gamed votes is in the sole discretion of CMG.

DESIGNATION:
Miss COED 2017 Miss COED Conference Winners – Designation:  Miss COED Conference Winners may refer to themselves as a “Miss COED Conference Winner 2017” 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 Miss COED Conference Winner’s self promotion.

Miss COED 2017 Winner – Designation: Winner may refer to herself as a “Miss COED 2017″ 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 Miss COED 2017’s self promotion. The Winner may use the Miss COED 2017 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).

PRIZE/VALUE:
Miss COED Conference Winners 2017 Prizes: Miss COED Conference Winners 2017 will receive a personalized Miss COED 2017 tank top and a prize package TBD.

Miss COED 2017 Winner Prizes:  The Miss COED Winner 2017 will receive assorted COED gear and a prize package TBD. Past prize packages have included airline tickets, spring break travel, a laptop, a mobile tablet, swimwear, clothing, and backpacks, among other prizes, for a total prize pack value of over $5,000. These prizes are NOT necessarily guaranteed for Miss COED 2017.

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 2017 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 2017”, “MISS COED CONFERENCE WINNER 2017”, “MISS COED FINALIST 2017”, 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 2017”, “MISS COED CONFERENCE WINNER 2017”, “MISS COED FINALIST 2017” 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 2017, 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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