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ELIGIBILITY: The Dreaming of Design Challenge ("Contest") begins on January 1, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") and ends March 7, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. ET ("Contest Period"). The Contest is open to individuals who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry and are legal residents of the following counties in Virginia: Accomack, Gloucester, , Isle of Wight, James City, Matthews, Northampton, Southampton, Surry, and York; the following cities in Virginia: Chesapeake, Franklin , Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, and Yorktown; and the following counties in North Carolina: Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank, and Perquimans. Void where prohibited. Employees of Tidewater Builders Association, Chesapeake, VA 23320-2515 ("Sponsor"), Value City Furniture, Inc., and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, public relations agencies, and prize suppliers, including any vendors providing services in connection with this Contest (collectively, the "Sponsor Affiliates"), and employees, agents, directors, officers (including members of their immediate family - i.e., spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren - or same household) of Sponsor or any Sponsor Affiliates are not eligible to participate. By participating, entrants, whether eligible or not, agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor.
Additionally, individuals who have received any professional training or instruction in residential interior design or have worked in the design industry, as determined in Sponsor's sole discretion, are not eligible to participate.
CONTEST SCHEDULE: This Contest will proceed in distinct phases according to the schedule below:
Entry Phase. Beginning on Janaury 1, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. ET and continuing through January 23, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. ET, you may enter the Contest by going to midatlantichomeshow.com or www.hrdreamingofdesign.com and submitting your "Look Board" highlighting your vision for the room of your dreams based on the theme of "The Vibrant 1980's." Click here for an example of a Look Board. All furniture items and accents used in the Look Board and the design of the room must come from Value City Furniture. Contestants must build their Look Board using photos from VCF.com (or visit any Hampton Roads location of Value City Furniture to take their own photos)("Approved Third-Party Content"). The budget for the room's furniture must not exceed $3000, and the dimensions of the room must be 10 feet by 14 feet. All paint/wall coverings must be PPG Paint products from PPG. Include your color selections from this page of PPG Paint colors in your Look Board. You must submit all information required by Sponsor during the Entry Phase, and all of the information you submit must be complete and accurate. Sponsor may remove, delay, or refuse to post any entry for any reason in its sole discretion. Limit one (1) entry per person and per household and per email address.
Public Voting Phase. Beginning on January 24, 2015 and continuing through February 6, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET, the valid entries received will be posted on the Contest website and submitted to a public vote. Visitors to the Contest website can vote on their favorite entries. The ten (10) entries with the highest number of valid votes during the Public Voting Phase, as determined in Sponsor's sole discretion, will be deemed "Semi-Finalists" and will be entered for consideration in the next phase of the Contest. All results are unofficial until verified by Sponsor. Any votes determined to be generated by a script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified.
Finalist Selection Phase. After the close of the Public Voting Phase and before the start of the Furniture and Paint Selection Phase, a qualified panel of design mentors selected by Sponsor will review and judge the ten Semi-Finalists on the following, equally-weighted criteria related to the overall theme of "The Vibrant 1980's": (i) originality and creativity, (ii) overall design appeal, and (iii) concept. The judging panel will select four (4) "Finalists" to be advance into the final phases of the Contest. Each Finalist will be randomly paired with one of the four mentors selected by Sponsor. All finalists must have reliable transportation for room design selection visits to Value City Furniture and PPG Paint store locations as well as to the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
Furniture and Paint Selection Phase. From 2/10/15 through 3/5/15, the four Finalists will work with their mentors and Value City Furniture to make their final furniture selections. They will also work together to select paint colors from PPG Paints. Click here for PPG Paints color samples.
Room Preparation Phase. On 3/6/15 (opening day of the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Home & Garden Show), each of the four Finalists will have seven hours, from approximately 10:00 a.m. ET through 5:00 p.m. ET (actual times to be determined in Sponsor's sole discretion) to decorate and prepare their designed 'room' in the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Home & Garden Show. Only the finalist and their mentor may work on or in the room. No outside assistance is permitted. The budget for the room's furniture must not exceed $3000. Finalists will have a maximum budget of an additional $250 for paint supplies (brushes, paint, etc.).
Room Judging Phase. On or about 3/7/15, a qualified panel of judges selected by Sponsor will review and judge the rooms decorated and prepared by the four Finalists on the following, equally-weighted criteria: (i) originality and creativity, (ii) overall design appeal, (iii) best use of color, and (iv) best concept . The judging panel will choose one (1) Grand Prize winner and three (3) Runner-up Prize winners.
Illegible and incomplete entries are void and will not be reviewed. Sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, or misdirected entries, for corrupted files, or for files that are otherwise unable to be opened, or for entries that do not meet the size or formatting requirements specified above, and all such entries may, at Sponsor's discretion, be disqualified. Sponsor will not be responsible for failure to receive entries due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware, or software, whether originating with entrant, or Sponsor. Entries will not be returned to you. In the event of a dispute over who submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account identified on the online entry form. The authorized account holder is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, service provider, or online organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: A "Look Board" is visual representation over a white background of individual items used in the design idea and/or concept of a room's interior design. Each item should be listed by name and have the current Value City Furniture retail price. Click here for an example of a Look Board. The Look Board must be uploaded for entry in the *.jpg format and be no more than 5 MB in size. All decisions regarding these definitions or an entry's ability to meet these definitions lies within the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Failure to comply with the Official Rules (as determined within the sole discretion of the Sponsor) may result in disqualification.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: By submitting any entry (including, without limitation, the Look Book) to us, whether complete or not and whether eligible or not, you represent and warrant to Sponsor and Sponsor Affiliates that your entry (including, without limitation, the Look Book): (a) is your original creation; (b) has not copied, in whole or in part, any other work except for your use of Approved Third-Party Content in your Look Book, (c) does not violate or infringe any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, privacy or publicity right, or other proprietary or intellectual property right of any person or entity; (d) is not defamatory, libelous, obscene, or otherwise illegal, and (e) is your sole and exclusive property, subject to no other third-party rights except for the rights of third parties in the Approved Third-Party Content from VCF.com.
You further represent and warrant to Sponsor and Sponsor Affiliate's use of your entry (including, without limitation, the Look Book) will not result in the infringement of any legal rights of any third party.
GRANT OF RIGHTS: Upon submitting an entry (including, without limitation, the Look Book), whether complete or incomplete, you grant to Sponsor and Sponsor Affiliates the worldwide, non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, perpetual license to copy, publish, distribute, promote, perform, edit, create derivative works of, or otherwise use portions of your entry (including, without limitation, the Look Book) or any of the designs created in connection with this Contest, without charge, for any purpose in connection with this Contest or Sponsor's or Sponsor Affiliates' business(es) in any format, media or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist in your entry or any of the designs created in connection with this Contest (including, without limitation, the Look Book).
PRIZES: The following prizes will be awarded:
1. Grand Prize (1): One (1) $1,500 Value City gift card (ARV: $1,500).
2. Runner-Up Prizes (3): Three (3) $250 Value City gift cards (ARV: $250).
The approximate retail value ("ARV") of all prizes to be awarded in this Contest is $2,250. Restrictions may apply. Prizes consist of only those items specifically listed as part of the prize. In the event that there is an insufficient number of entries received that meet the minimum standards determined by the Sponsor, all prizes will not be awarded. Prizes are awarded "AS IS." All taxes associated with any prize acceptance and use are your sole responsibility. If taxes are applicable to the prize(s), it is your responsibility to pay to the appropriate authorities. Payments to you are subject to the express requirement that you submit to us all documentation requested by us to permit compliance with all applicable state, federal, local and foreign (including provincial) tax reporting and withholding requirements. Gift cards are subject to the terms of the gift card issuer.
Neither Sponsor nor Sponsor Affiliates make or offer any warranty or guarantee, either express or implied (including, without limitation, quality, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose) in connection with this Contest or any prize. Prize details and availability are subject to change, in which case a prize of equal value may be substituted at Sponsor's sole discretion. Prizes consist only of the items listed, are non-transferable, with no cash redemption or substitution except at Sponsor's sole discretion. Federal, state, or local taxes on prizes, if any, and any other costs, fees or expenses not listed above are the sole responsibility of each winner.
NOTIFICATION: Finalists and potential winner(s) will be notified by available phone number, mail/email address, or public announcement as determined solely by Sponsor. To participate as a Finalist Sponsor may require you to complete, sign, and return Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release/Publicity Release forms, a written commitment to participate in the remaining phases of the Contest, and other applicable documents, which may require a social security number, to be returned to Sponsor before being named a finalist. To claim a Grand Prize or Runner-Up Prize, Sponsor may require you to complete, sign, and return Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release/Publicity Release forms, and other applicable documents, which may require a social security number, postmarked within ten (10) days of the date on the notification and before claiming any prize. At Sponsor's discretion, potential winners may be required to produce a picture or some other form of proper identification to claim any prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize with a prize of equal or greater value. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to timely claim the prize, is disqualified, fails to timely execute and return any required forms, including the publishing contract, or if the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, an alternate potential winner will be selected from other potential winners as determined by the Panel. Under no circumstances will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded.
NO LIABILITY & INDEMNIFICATION: Sponsor, Sponsor Affiliates, and Cox Media LLC. are not responsible for and entrants release each from any failures of any kind (whether caused by computer, technical, or human error) which may either limit the entrant's ability to submit an entry, claim a prize, or otherwise participate in this Contest, or Sponsor's ability to include all eligible entries, notify potential winners, or otherwise execute this Contest in the manner intended. Entrants further release and agree to indemnify Sponsor, Sponsor Affiliates, and Cox Media, LLC from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever arising from injuries, damages, or losses to persons or property (including, without limitation, real property and personal property) which may be sustained in connection with this Contest including, but not limited to: (a) the receipt, ownership or use of any prize awarded; (b) any travel or prize-related activity; (c) any typographical or other error in these Official Rules or any other materials disseminated by Sponsor; and (d) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers, or providers used by an entrant or Sponsor.
OTHER TERMS: Decisions of Sponsor and/or the Panel on all matters related to the Contest are final. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest for any reason, including but not limited to, if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Contest, or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the Contest as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify or prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation or with any provision in these Official Rules. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL & CIVIL LAWS. SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND/OR SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY INDIVIDUAL MAKING ANY SUCH ATTEMPTS TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
WINNER LIST: Names of the winner may be obtained by mailing a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Winner's List, "Dreaming of Design Challenge," c/o Tidewater Builders Association, 2117 Smith Avenue, Chesapeake, VA 23320-2515 after March 16, 2015.
SPONSOR: Tidewater Builders Association, Chesapeake, VA 23320-2515