Full Contest Details
CONTEST IS VALID ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES (EXCLUDING PUERTO RICO) AND CANADA (EXCLUDING QUEBEC).
Catersource and The Special Event Future Star Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Informa with offices at 605 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10158 (“Informa” or “Sponsor”). The Contest is governed by these Official Rules, as well as the laws of the State of New York and applicable United States federal law, without regard to any conflicts of laws principles. Void where prohibited.
Contest is open to eligible companies in the catering and event space. Entrants must create and post on Facebook with the hashtag #futurestar a video clip no longer than seventy-five (75) seconds in total length that answers the following questions: 1) When did your business launch? 2) What is your business? 3) Why do you need Catersource & The Special Event's help. Additionally, entrants must submit the written application, available by emailing [email protected]. Entrants acknowledge and agree that Catersource and The Special Event and its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates may use the application and/or video (the “Entry(ies)”) as it sees fit and in its sole discretion. Entries must be received by January 13, 2020 at 11:59 PM. Late entries will not be accepted. Entries will be judged by Catersource and The Special Event on the following criteria: 1) Submission meeting the written and video requirements (weighted x1), 2) Business journey impact (when and why you launched your business) (weighted x2), 3) Business challenge (company clearly states rational, measurable business challenges, etc) (weighted x3), and 4) Detailing what expert help is needed ot achieve your goal (weighted x3). On or about January 27, 2020, Catersource and The Special Event will select between four (4) and six (6) entries as finalists. Finalist Entries will be made available to the Catersource and Special Event audience for them to vote on a winner from among the finalist Entries placed on the Catersource and Special Event website. The winner will be announced on or about February 7, 2020.
One (1) winning Entry will win the following prize (the “Prize”): An all-inclusive trip to Catersource and The Special Event 2020 (currently scheduled for March 9, 2020 through March 12, 2020) including Catersource and The Special Event all access passes, transportation to and from the airport and convention center, red carpet treatment at the awards, 1:1 mentoring onsite. (approximate retail value of $8,000):
The Prize may not be redeemed for cash. The Prize must be collected by February 7, 2020.
This contest is open to residents of the 50 United States (excluding Puerto Rico), the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited by law. All winners will be required to execute an affidavit swearing to compliance with these eligibility requirements. If you reside outside the U.S. or Canada, you may submit entries, but you are not eligible to win any awards; however, Informa reserves the right to post your entry in a showcase if in its sole discretion it deems worthy of showcasing. Employees of Informa, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, agencies and assigns, and their immediate family members (spouse and parents, children and siblings, and their spouses) as well as individuals living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and provincial laws and regulations.
Winner will be required to: (1) provide his or her full mailing address for the purpose of receiving the prize(s), which address must be within the 50 United States (excluding Puerto Rico) or Canada (excluding Quebec); (2) sign and return a release of liability, declaration of eligibility, and, where lawful, a publicity release, upon Sponsor’s request; (3) verify his or her social security number or other taxpayer identification number; and (4) take possession of the prize(s) in the manner specified by Sponsor. In addition, selected Canadian entrants must first correctly answer a time-limited mathematical skill testing question administered by telephone in order to claim a prize. If the above requirements are not met, the prize(s) may be awarded to a replacement winner. The replacement winner will need to satisfy all of the requirements of these Official Rules. This process will be repeated until the prize(s) are awarded in full.
Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant that Sponsor determine: (1) has tampered with the entry process or the operation of the contest; (2) has acted in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with the intent to annoy or harass Sponsor or any other person or entity; (3) has not satisfied all of the requirements for entry in the contest; or (4) to be otherwise ineligible under, or otherwise in violation of, these Official Rules. Any attempt by an entrant to commit any of the above acts of misconduct may be a violation of civil or criminal law and Sponsor reserve the right to seek damages from such entrant to the fullest extent permitted by law.
LIABILITY/TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
By entering the contest you agree to participate at your own risk. By entering, each entrant releases and holds harmless Sponsor, any manufacturer or supplier of any prize, any other persons or entities involved in the contest, each of its and their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and each of its and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents, from any responsibility or liability whatsoever arising out of or resulting from: (1) entry or participation in the contest; (2) the acceptance, possession, or use of any prize; (3) any violation by such entrant of these Official Rules or applicable laws; (4) any incorrect or inaccurate entry of information including, but not limited to as a result of technical malfunctions, human error, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof; (5) entry materials that have been tampered with, or entries that are illegible, late, lost, damaged, postage due or misdirected; (6) any injury or damage to participants or any other person or property to or resulting from participation or downloading any material in connection with the contest; and (7) any conditions arising from events beyond Sponsor’ reasonable control. By entering the Contest you acknowledge that you have the right to enter your photograph in the Contest (including, but not limited to, ownership of the photograph and the express permission of any individuals included in your photograph) and you assume all liability arising from your actions.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, NEITHER SPONSOR NOR ANY OF THE AFOREMENTIONED PARTIES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE CONTEST, HOWSOEVER CAUSED, WHETHER ARISING IN STATUTE, TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH PARTY WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND ALL SUCH DAMAGES ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED AND EXCLUDED.
By entering, each entrant grants to Sponsor the right to use and publish such entrant’s name, state of residence, and any other information in any winning entry both online and in print, in connection with the contest, without additional compensation, except to the extent prohibited by law. In addition, by entering, each entrant consents to the use of their names and likeness for advertising and/or promotional and/or marketing purposes without additional compensation. (A Tennessee resident consents to the use of his name and likeness only if such Tennessee resident expressly consents to such use.) Sponsor reserve the right to use any information provided by entrants in connection with the Contest in any manner permitted by these Official Rules.
Sponsor reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest at any time for any reason, including but not limited to any reason that affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or