The Art Of ReUSE Contest

What are you ReUsing? Submit your project for a chance to win!

Green is Universal has partnered with Etsy.com, the world’s handmade marketplace and destination for eco-friendly, upcycled and recycled products.

Prizes include gift cards, green merchandise packs, and an all-expenses paid family trip to Universal Studios Orlando!

To enter your project:

Create an account by clicking on “Login.” Once you create an account and login, go to “My Account” and then click on “NEW PROJECT” under My Projects.

Already a member? Login, go to “My Account” and then click on “NEW PROJECT” under My Projects.

If you’re not the DIY type, check back on April 9th to vote for your favorite projects and enter our sweepstakes to win a $500 Etsy shopping spree!

GREEN IS UNIVERSAL CONTEST
OFFICIAL RULES
March 28, 2011 – April 8, 2011
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
1. ELIGIBILITY:

The Green is Universal Contest (“Contest”) is open only to persons who are permanent, legal residents of, and physically located within, one (1) of the fifty (50) United States (“U.S.”) or D.C., who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and the age of majority as of the start of the Contest Period (as defined below). Employees of Green Is Universal, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (“Sponsor”), and respective parent and subsidiary companies, the Administrator (as defined below), as well as advertising, promotional and fulfillment agencies of each of them (individually and collectively, the “Contest Entities”) and members of their households and immediate families (defined as parent, child, spouse, siblings and the spouses of each) are all ineligible to participate in the Contest. Neither the Contest Entities, nor any of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents or representatives are responsible for Entries (as defined below) from persons residing, or physically located, outside the fifty (50) U.S. or D.C.; entries that are altered, delayed, deleted, destroyed, forged, fraudulent, illegible, improperly accessed, inaccurate, incomplete, interrupted, irregular in any way, late, lost, misrouted, multiple, mutilated, non-delivered, stolen, tampered with, unauthorized, unintelligible, or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider, Website or other connections; miscommunications; failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines or technical failure; failed phone, computer hardware or software, failures, technical errors or difficulties; telephone transmissions; technical failures; unauthorized human intervention; traffic congestion; garbled or jumbled transmissions; undeliverable emails resulting from any form of active or passive email filtering; insufficient space in Entrant’s (as defined below) email account to receive email; or other errors of any kind, whether due to electronic, human, mechanical, printing, production or technical errors or other causes; even if caused by the negligence of any of the Contest Entities. Each of such potential Entries will be disqualified. Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law and is subject to all applicable federal, state, local and municipal laws and regulations.

2. HOW TO ENTER:

You may enter this Contest by logging onto http://www.greenisuni.com/reuse and follow the provided instructions. You must provide all information requested. Contest will be conducted during the period commencing at 12:00:01 A.M. ET, March 28, 2011 and ending at 11:59:59 P.M. ET, April 8, 2011 (“Contest Period”). For purposes of these Official Rules, all times and dates are Eastern Time (“ET”). Limit: one (1) Entry per person/household/address per day during the Contest Period.

3. HOW IT WORKS:

The purpose of this Contest is for the entrant (“Entrant”) to submit either a video that is two (2) minutes or less (“Video”) OR before, during, and after photographs that show how you recycle/reuse/upcycle an item to keep it out of the landfill (“Entry”). Item should be from one (1) of the following categories: Home Décor, Fashion, Jewelry, Toys, Games, Gadgets or Pets. Items must be “found objects” that are traditionally thrown away at the end of the lifecycle (i.e., plastic bottles, plastic bags, cardboard boxes, cartons, old clothing, etc.). New materials should not be purchased to serve as the primary building material for the Entry. Video must be no longer than two (2) minutes in length and must be an embedded link from an existing video site (YouTube or similar). Only the first two (2) minutes will be judged.

4. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS/CLEARANCES:

(a) Content and Originality: Each Entry must be the original work of the Entrant, may not have been previously published and may not have won previous awards.

(b) No Names and Likeness Without Permission: Entries must not: use individuals’ names, in whole or in part (except for the Entrant’s first name); refer to public figures; or contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, or other identifying elements of any person, living, or dead without permission.

(c) No Illegal, Offensive or Inappropriate Content: Entries must not, in the sole and unfettered judgment of the Sponsor, contain words, images or statements considered offensive to individuals of any race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic group nor contain material that is unlawful, sexually explicit, libelous or content that potentially infringes on third party rights. Content must be in keeping with Sponsor’s reputation and image, at Sponsor’s sole discretion. (All of the above requirements and criteria collectively named the “Requirements & Clearances”). Any failure to meet the Requirements & Clearances may result in disqualification subject to Sponsor’s sole discretion.

5. Entrant’s Warranty and Authorization to Sponsor:

By submitting an Entry, Entrant warrants and represents that the Entry has been created by the Entrant as an original work, and all required third party releases (if any) have been obtained in writing and that the Entrant consents to the Entry and to its posting on the Internet in connection with the Contest.

6. Judging:

Between April 9, 2011 and April 15, 2011 (the “Voting Period”), all eligible Entries will be randomly posted on http://www.greenisuni.com/reuse for the public to vote on their favorite Entry. After the Voting Period is over, the ten (10) Entries with the highest number of public votes will be judged by an independent judging panel selected by the Sponsor (“Judges”) based on the following criteria: relevance to item category (50%) and originality and creativity (50%). The Judges will select one (1) potential grand prize winner (“Grand Prize Winner”), one (1) potential second prize winner (“Second Prize Winner”) and one (1) potential third prize winner (“Third Prize Winner”) and together with Grand Prize Winner and Second Prize Winner will be referred to herein as “Winners”). In the event of a tie, the tied-Entry with the highest originality and creativity score will be deemed the winner. Judges decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest.

7. Prizes and approximate retail values (“ARV”):
ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE:

There will be one (1) grand prize (“Grand Prize”) awarded to the Grand Prize Winner. Grand Prize consists of an opportunity to have winning Entry mentioned on the TODAY show (subject to availability) and a four (4) day / three (3) night trip for Grand Prize Winner and up to three (3) guests (each a “Guest” or “Guests” collectively) to Orlando, Florida (“City”) on Sponsor-selected dates (“Trip”). Trip consists of: [1] hotel accommodations (two standard rooms/double occupancy, including room tax) for three (3) nights (“Hotel”); [2] three (3) day Universal Park (“Park”) passes for Grand Prize Winner and Guests (“Park Passes”); [3] transportation to and from Hotel and Park; [4] if Grand Prize Winner’s residence is located more than two hundred fifty (250) miles from City, round-trip coach air transportation for Grand Prize Winner and Guests on a Sponsor-selected carrier between a Sponsor-selected major metropolitan airport near Grand Prize Winner’s residence to a Sponsor-selected major airport in or near City; but if Grand Prize Winner’s residence is located two hundred fifty (250) miles or less from City, then round-trip ground transportation for Grand Prize Winner and Guests via a Sponsor-selected method between Grand Prize Winner’s residence and City. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize is five thousand, three hundred and thirty-three dollars ($5,333), which will vary depending upon points of departure and destination and seasonal fluctuation of hotel rates and airfares. All taxes and expenses not specifically mentioned herein are not included and are solely the Grand Prize Winner’s responsibility, including but not limited to: round trip transportation between the winner’s residence and any airport of origin, alcoholic beverages, faxes, food, gratuities and tips, insurance, laundry service, merchandise, parking, room service, service charges, souvenirs and telephone calls. Sponsor will furnish an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 to the Grand Prize Winner for the actual retail value of the Grand Prize for the tax year in which the Grand Prize Trip was taken. Travel and lodging are subject to availability, certain restrictions, blackout dates and Sponsor’s approval. Airline carrier and hotel regulations and conditions apply. Grand Prize Winner must take Trip on Sponsor-selected dates, or Grand Prize will be forfeited in its entirety and, at Sponsor’s discretion, awarded to an alternate winner. Travel must be made through Sponsor’s agent and Sponsor shall determine airline and flight itinerary in its sole discretion. Sponsor is not responsible for airline cancellations or delays. If the actual value of a prize is less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded.

Travel arrangements must be made through SponsorsSponsor’s agent, on a carrier of SponsorsSponsor’s choice. SponsorsSponsor have has the right in their its sole discretion to substitute ground transportation for air transportation depending on Grand Prize Winner’s place of residence. Grand Prize Winner and Guests must travel together on the same itinerary, including the same departure date, destination and return date, and must have valid travel documents (e.g., valid government issued photo ID and/or passport) prior to departure, and failure to do so will result in forfeiture of Prize. SponsorsSponsor will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates. Once travel commences, no unscheduled stopovers are permitted; if an unscheduled stopover occurs, full fare will be charged from stopover point for the remaining segments, including return, of the trip. SponsorsSponsor are is not liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay. Trip may not be combined with any other offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flyer miles. Park Passes are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified thereon and by applicable issuer. All travel and lodging will be at the risk of Grand Prize Winner and Guests. Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for all expenses and costs associated with acceptance and/or use of Prize not specifically stated herein as being awarded, including, without limitation any and all taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Grand Prize, travel insurance, ground transportation (other than as described above), security and airport fees, taxes, insurance, gasoline, meals, gratuities, and souvenirs. SponsorsSponsor shall have the right, but not the obligation, to make any deductions and withholdings that SponsorsSponsor deems necessary or desirable under applicable federal, state and local tax laws, rules, regulations, codes or ordinances. Sponsor shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Grand Prize, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. If Grand Prize Winner chooses to take the Trip with fewer than three (3) Guests, or no Guests, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of SponsorsSponsor’s Prize obligation to Grand Prize Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded.

ONE (1) SECOND PRIZE:

There will be one (1) second prize (“Second Prize”) awarded to the Second Prize Winner. Second Prize consists of a gift basket from the NBC Experience store, including store merchandise and a variety of environmentally friendly gifts (merchandise/gifts selected by Sponsor). ARV of Second Prize is two hundred and fifty dollars ($250). Second Prize will be awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor.

ONE (1) THIRD PRIZE:

There will be one (1) third prize (“Third Prize”) awarded to the Third Prize Winner. Third Prize consists of a fifty dollar ($50) gift card to nbc.com/shop. Gift card is subject to all restrictions, limitations, terms and conditions as specified by applicable issuer. ARV of Third Prize is fifty dollars ($50).

Grand Prize, Second Prize, and Third Prize herein referred to as “Prize” or “Prizes”. Total ARV of all Prizes: five thousand, six hundred and thirty three dollars ($5,633). Limit one (1) Prize per person/household/address. All details of Prize will be determined by SponsorsSponsor in their its sole discretion. Any depiction of Prizes is for illustrative purposes only. Prizes are not redeemable for cash or transferable, except Grand Prize is transferable to a surviving spouse residing in the same household. No substitution allowed except, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, a Prize of equal or greater value may be substituted. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated or stolen tickets, travel vouchers, certificates or Prizes. Prize elements may not be separated. Airline tickets issued in conjunction with the Grand Prize are not eligible for frequent flyer miles, and no code share flights may be used. Grand Prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer. Prizes will be awarded provided a sufficient number of eligible Entries are received and Prizes are validly claimed by June 30, 2011, after which no alternate winners will be selected, nor unclaimed Prizes awarded.

8. Verification of Winners:

Winners will be notified by phone or email as the primary means, and overnight mail as the secondary means on or about April 21, 2011. At the sole discretion of the Sponsor, disqualification, forfeiture and the selection of an alternate winner may result from any of the following: [1] the return of any notice or Prize as undeliverable; [2] a potential Winner’s failure to provide Sponsor with satisfactory proof of age, identity and residency; [3] potential Grand Prize Winner’s failure to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability/Publicity Release within five (5) business days after it is mailed; [4] potential Grand Prize Winner’s failure to be available to make the Trip on Sponsor-selected dates; [5] a potential Winner’s failure to validly claim any Prize by June 30, 2011; and [6] any other non-compliance with these Official Rules. In the event of any Prize forfeiture, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, award or not award the forfeited Prize to an alternate winner. Grand Prize Winner and Guests will be required to execute a Release of Liability prior to ticketing. Guests must be the age of majority in their state of residency on the date that Grand Prize is awarded or Grand Prize Winner must be the parent or legal guardian of Guest(s).

9. Limitations:

All Entries must be received by 11:59:59 P.M. ET on April 8, 2011. Entries are limited to one (1) Entry per person/household/address per day regardless of whether one (1) person has more than one (1) address or more than one (1) person uses the same address. In event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an Entry, the Entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the address is registered. Any use of automated or programmed methods of effecting Entry is prohibited.

10. Conditions:

By entering the Contest, each Entrant agrees for Entrant and for Entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Contest Entities and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such Entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Contest and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such Entrant’s name on Website and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Contest itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Contest at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

11. Additional terms:

Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Contest or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsor, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsor to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsor (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to Entrants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Contest or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsor reserves the right to select Winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted at Website. Sponsor may prohibit any Entrant or potential Entrant from participating in the Contest, if such Entrant or potential Entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other Entrant, Sponsor, or Sponsor’s agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion).

 

DISPUTES: THE CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF (“JAMS RULES”). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

12. Official rules & winners list:

For a Winners list (available after April 21, 2011) and/or a copy of these Official Rules (available after March 28, 2011), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Green is Universal Contest, PMB 683, 10736 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230 or just for Official Rules visit: http://www.greenisuni.com/reuse/officialrules.

13. Administrator:

Ventura Associates Intl LLC, 1040 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY 10018, an independent judging organization whose decisions are final and binding with respect to this Contest.

14. PRIVACY:

Entrants will have the opportunity to receive information from Sponsor and selected partners by checking the appropriate box(es). If, at any time, you no longer wish to receive materials from Sponsor or our partners, please go to our privacy policy, located at http://www.greenisuniversal.com/privacy-policy/, or the applicable partner’s privacy policy and follow the procedures indicated.

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