We’re looking for real couples to be featured on the cover of our Summer/Fall 2018 issue of Love Wins Texas Weddings! Simply share 4-6 of your favorite wedding photos with us, tell us something special about your relationship or your wedding, and complete the short questionnaire below. Our editors will select the winning entry, and a few of the runner-up submissions will be featured on lovewinsusa.com after the issue is released.

To be considered for the contest: 

  • Couples must submit their application and a selection of 4-6 images or a link to their wedding photos by March 1st, 2018.
  • The wedding must have taken place on or after January 1, 2017.
  • The couple may reside anywhere, but the wedding must have taken place in the state of Texas.

Regarding the selection of the winner:

  • The Love Wins Texas Weddings editorial and creative team will select the winning photo to appear on the cover.
  • Decisions about which couple will appear on the cover of Love Wins Texas Weddings are at the sole discretion of the Love Wins Texas Weddings editorial and creative team.
  • If your submission is chosen, both spouses and the photographer must complete and sign model and photography release forms.
  •  The Love Wins Texas Weddings  editorial and creative team will select runner-up submissions to be featured on lovewinsusa.com while the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of Love Wins Texas is in circulation. Non-winning submissions will not be shared publicly.

 

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“LOVE WINS TEXAS WEDDINGS” MAGAZINE COVER COMPETITION PRESENTED BY SMIRNOFF

OFFICIAL RULES

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.   A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.   MUST BE A LEGAL RESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND 25 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO PARTICIPATE (REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOU ACTUALLY SUBMIT ENTRY ON BEHALF OF COUPLE). VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

 

  1. CONTEST PERIOD: The “Love Wins Texas Weddings” Magazine Cover Competition Presented by Smirnoff (“Contest”) begins at 12:01 a.m. Central Time (CT) on December 5, 2017, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CT on March 1, 2017.

 

  1. TO ENTER: During the Contest Period, go to lovewinsusa.com/real-wedding-couple-cover-search (“Contest Website”). Following the instructions on the Contest Website, complete the application form with all required information, including your name, your spouse’s name, your e-mail address, wedding date, and the date of birth of both you and your spouse. As part of the application form, provide a statement of 100 words or less communicating something special about your relationship or wedding (e.g., a memorable detail about your relationship/wedding, such as how and when you met). Then, submit between 4 to 6 different wedding photographs of you and your spouse (or a link to the wedding photographs from a photo sharing website). Photos or link to photos must be submitted at time of submission of application form. Do NOT submit the same photo more than once. No alterations or forged entries are permitted. There is a limit of one (1) entry per couple; accordingly, only one (1) member of couple may enter that couple in the Contest. On the application form, you will be asked whether you wish to receive e-mails from Love Wins Texas magazine and/or a complimentary copy of Love Wins Texas magazine; but, agreeing to receive such e-mails or a complimentary copy of the magazine is not required nor will doing so affect a couple’s opportunity to participate in the Contest or win a prize. Only couples who were married in Texas on/after January 1, 2017 are eligible for the Contest.

 

Additional Restrictions on Entry: Wedding photographs or link to such photographs (as applicable) must (a) comply with the technical requirements on the Contest Website and (b) either have been taken by the member of the couple submitting the entry or he/she must have secured the written permission of the photographer(s) to submit the photos as an entry in the Contest. IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE MEMBER OF THE COUPLE SUBMITTING THE ENTRY TO SHARE THE PHOTOS COMPRISING THE ENTRY WITH HIS/HER SPOUSE AND TO SECURE THE WRITTEN CONSENT OF HIS/HER SPOUSE PRIOR TO SUBMISSION OF THE ENTRY; AND, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CONDITION AWARD OF PRIZE TO A WINNING COUPLE UPON MEMBER OF COUPLE SUBMITTING THE ENTRY FURNISHING MATERIALS ESTABLISHING TO SPONSOR’S SATISFACTION IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION THAT HIS/HER SPOUSE HAS GRANTED ALL SUCH RIGHTS TO THE MEMBER OF THE COUPLE SUBMITTING THE ENTRY.

 

By submitting an entry (or consenting to allow their spouse enter them in the Contest as part of a couple), member of couple agrees that the entry conforms to these Official Rules and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may declare the entry void and disqualify the entry if it believes that the entry fails to conform, for any reason it deems appropriate in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to these Official Rules.

 

Sponsor and Sagacity Media, Inc. are not responsible for technical difficulties, telephone or cell phone service disruptions or other equipment or service issues which might affect the ability of a website (or mobile website) visitor to enter on-line; or the ability of the Sponsor to notify the member of a winning couple who submitted the entry on behalf of that couple.  Sponsor and Sagacity Media, Inc. assume no responsibility for lost, late, damaged, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, incorrect entries (including specifically, inactive links to photos) or other Contest materials, all of which are void.  Facsimiles or mechanical reproductions will not be accepted.  All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

 

  1. ONE (1) Grand Prize will be awarded. The Grand Prize-winning couple will be featured on the cover of the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of “Love Wins Texas Weddings”. Runner-up submissions will be featured on lovewinsusa.com while the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of Love Wins Texas Weddings is in circulation. Prizes have no retail value. The award of any prize does NOT constitute an offer of employment by Sponsor or Sagacity Media, Inc. to members of any winning couple.

 

As between Sponsor and Sagacity Media, Inc. (i.e., magazine publisher), on the one hand, and Grand Prize-winning couple, on the other hand, Sponsor and Sagacity Media, Inc.  shall own any and all rights to the final produced cover of the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of “Love Wins Texas Weddings” (and earlier draft versions or out-takes of same).  Without limiting the foregoing, Sponsor and Sagacity Media, Inc. shall control any and all aspects of the production, distribution, marketing, advertising and sale of the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of “Love Wins Texas Weddings”, including but not limited to the media in which the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of “Love Wins Texas Weddings” is published.  Sponsor and Sagacity Media, Inc. make no representation or warranty that the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of “Love Wins Texas Weddings” will be published in any quantity or distributed in a manner other than the Grand Prize-winning couple receiving 2 copies of the final printed version of the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of “Love Wins Texas Weddings” as a keepsake.  Both members of the Grand Prize-winning couple each further (a) waive any “Moral Right of Authors” (Droit Moral) that they may have in the cover of the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of “Love Wins Texas Weddings”; (b) agree, upon Sponsor’s and/or Sagacity Media, Inc.’s request and without compensation, to sign any and all necessary and appropriate documents so as to effect, perfect or record the preceding grant of ownership rights in the cover of the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of “Love Wins Texas Weddings” and to cooperate fully upon Sponsor’s/Sagacity Media, Inc.’s request in the production of the cover of the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of  “Love Wins Texas Weddings” and (c) that neither member of the winning couple shall have any right of review or approval of the cover of the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of “Love Wins Texas Weddings”.

 

With regard to the Runner-Up Prizes, Runner-Up Prize-winning couples’ photos will be posted on the Contest Website after the Summer/Fall 2018 of “Love Wins Texas Weddings” is released and available for sale, which is projected to be January 4, 2018. Sponsor and Sagacity Media, Inc. shall control any and all aspects of the posting of each Runner-Up Prize -winning couple’s photo(s) on the Contest Website, including but not limited to which photo(s) are posted as well as the location, prominence and duration of such posted photo(s). Sponsor and Sagacity Media, Inc. make no representation or warranty of any kind relative to such posting. Both members of each Runner-Up Prize-winning couple each further (a) waive any “Moral Right of Authors” (Droit Moral) that they may have as to the posting of their photo(s) on the Contest Website; (b) agree, upon Sponsor’s and/or Sagacity Media, Inc.’s request and without compensation, to sign any and all necessary and appropriate documents so as to effect, perfect or record the preceding grant of ownership rights as to such photo(s) posted on the Contest Website and to cooperate fully upon Sponsor’s/Sagacity Media, Inc.’s request in conjunction with the posting of their photo(s) on the Contest Website and (c) that neither member of either Runner-Up Prize-winning couple shall have any right of review or approval  as to such posting of their photo(s) on the Contest Website.

 

  1. Winner Determination:

 

Winning couples will be selected from among all eligible entries received. Winning couples will be selected by a judging panel comprised of representatives of Sagacity Media, Inc. and Sponsor, whose decisions will be final in all matters relating to this contest. Each winning couple will also be asked to submit a copy of the couple’s marriage license (to be used solely for purposes of eligibility verification). The winning entries will be selected based on the overall appeal of the couple in the photos; degree of chemistry between members of the couple evinced by the photos of couple and the accompanying statement communicating something special about their relationship or wedding; the extent to which the couple is aligned with the brand positioning and underlying values of SMIRNOFF vodka.  In evaluating entries, the judging panel reserve the right (but are in no way required to) supplement their review of entries with a live interview with one or both members of couple(s), to be conducted via phone or otherwise at a mutually convenient time.

 

The member of each winning couple who submitted the entry will be notified by phone and/or e-mail on or about June 1, 2018.  Each member of each winning couple will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release, a photography release, a model release, and a publicity release (where lawful); and, if third party photographer(s) took the photo(s) of a winning couple, such photographer(s) must sign a liability release, an artist release and a publicity release (where lawful). All such documents must be returned within five (5) days of notification or prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to another winner at sponsor’s sole discretion.  If winner cannot be located or does not respond to attempt to be notified within three (3) days, prize will automatically be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected at sponsor’s sole discretion.

 

Except where prohibited, acceptance of prize constitutes consent of each member of winning couple to use of their name, likeness and biographical data for advertising and promotional purposes without compensation.

 

Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the promotion without notice or further obligation.

 

  1. Entries: All materials, documents, information and data submitted to the Sponsor in connection with this Contest, including the Contest entry and submission (“Contest entry”) are the property of Sponsor and Sagacity Media, Inc., will not be returned and cannot be acknowledged. By entering the Contest (or consenting to allow their spouse enter them in the Contest as part of a couple), member of couple represents and warrants (and agrees to confirm in writing upon Sponsor’s and/or Sagacity Media, Inc.’s request and without compensation) that their Contest entry is their sole, original work (or, alternatively, that they have secured all necessary and appropriate rights from any third parties to exploit the photos for purposes of entering this Contest, including but not limited to third party photographers) and that it does not infringe upon the rights of any other party, including but not limited to any intellectual property, trade secret or other proprietary rights of any other party (again, including but not limited to third party photographers). By submitting a Contest entry, member of couple doing so further represents and warrants (and agrees to confirm in writing upon Sponsor’s and/or Sagacity Media, Inc.’s request and without compensation) that any person(s) depicted therein (including but not limited to “other” member of couple depicted in photos; the spouse of the person submitting the entry) has given his or her express written consent to the use as contemplated by these Official Rules and that he/she has obtained written permission for such use from any such person. As stated above, Sponsor reserves the right to condition award of the prize upon member of couple submitting the Contest entry furnishing satisfactory proof of securing the written consent of the other member of couple (his/her spouse) as to Contest entry. Submission of an entry (or consenting to allow their spouse enter them in the Contest as part of a couple), member of couple grants Sponsor and Sagacity Media, Inc. the right to use, publish, adapt, edit and/or modify Contest entry in any way, in whole or in part, and to use such Contest entry, and any ideas or concepts contained therein, in commerce and in any and all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, including but not limited to the SMIRNOFF website and/or the Contest Website, without limitation or compensation to them and without right of notice, review or approval of any such use of the Contest entry. Submission of an entry (or consenting to allow their spouse enter them in the Contest as part of a couple) also constitutes one’s agreement to use their best efforts to assist Sponsor and/or Sagacity Media, Inc. in securing a similar grant of rights from third party photographer(s) relative to use of wedding photo(s) comprising their Contest Entry, as applicable. Submission of a Contest entry (or consenting to allow their spouse enter them in the Contest as part of a couple) further constitutes the consent of each member of the couple to irrevocably assign and transfer to the Sponsor and Sagacity Media, Inc. any and all rights, title and interest in and to the Contest entry, including but not limited to all intellectual property rights and proprietary rights worldwide and to sign any and all documents that Sponsor may require so as to perfect, record or effect such assignment/transfer, all without compensation of any kind. (The preceding is subject to any rights retained by third party photographer[s] in photos[s]. With regard to photos submitted via links on photo sharing websites, the preceding is also subject to any rights retained by such website owners as to content accessible via link on their websites.) Any content, material or information included in Contest entry shall not be confidential, proprietary or trade secret.  By submitting a Contest entry (or consenting to allow their spouse enter them in the Contest as part of a couple) member of couple consents to Sponsor’s and Sagacity Media, Inc.’s use, reproduction and disclosure of the Contest entry, and ideas, concepts or other materials contained therein, for any purpose, including any commercial purpose.  Any Contest entry that contains third party artistic works, copyrights, trademarks, trade names, logos or similar brand identifying marks, trade secrets or other proprietary rights will not constitute a valid Contest entry (except to the extent that member of couple submitting entry has secured necessary and appropriate rights from any third parties to exploit the photos for purposes of entering this Contest, including from third party photographer[s].)

 

By submitting an entry (or consenting to allow their spouse enter them in the Contest as part of a couple), member of couple represents and warrants that (and agrees to confirm in writing upon Sponsor’s and/or Sagacity Media, Inc.’s request and without compensation): (i) his/her photos are his/her sole and original creation (except to the extent that member of couple submitting entry has necessary and appropriate rights from any third parties to exploit the photos for purposes of entering this Contest including from third party photographer[s]) and has not been copied in whole or in part from any other work; (ii) the entry does not violate or infringe any copyright, trademark, trade name, trade secret or other proprietary right of any person or entity, including from third party photographer(s); and (iii) the person(s) depicted in the photos (including but not limited to the members of couple) has given his or her express written consent to its submission into the contest and use as contemplated by these Official Rules and by submitting any photos that contain the name, image, signature, statements, likeness of (or other reference to)  any person, member of couple submitting entry hereby represents and warrants that he/she has obtained such written permission.  Submission of a Contest entry grants Sponsor and Sagacity Media, Inc. the right to use, publish, adapt, edit and/or modify entry in any way, in whole or in part, and to use such entry in commerce and in any and all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, including but not limited to Sponsor’s SMIRNOFF website and/or the Contest Website, without limitation or compensation to either member of couple and without right of notice, review or approval of any such use of the entry.

 

No Entry (photo or accompanying statement) shall (a) depict or reference persons consuming alcoholic beverages (b) depict or reference persons conducting themselves in an inappropriate manner (c) contain material that would imply that the consumption of alcoholic beverages is acceptable before or while operating machinery, driving a vehicle or undertaking any other activity that requires a high degree of alertness or physical coordination, (d) contain any material that would degrade or demean the human form, image or status of women, men or the members of any group based on race, religion, ethnic background, sexual orientation or any other minority status, or (e) depict any person who is under 21 years of age (but, both members of couple must be 25 years of age or older).  Obscene, provocative, lewd or otherwise objectionable content or content which reflects poorly on the SMIRNOFF brand will not be considered and the determination of the appropriateness of any photos/statement/entry submitted is at the sole discretion of the Sponsor and/or Judges.

 

  1. Eligibility: This Contest is open only to legal residents of the United States who are 25 years of age or older at the time of entry and who were married in the State of Texas on or after January 1, 2017. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Employees of the following entities and members of their families or households are not eligible for participation under any circumstances: Diageo Americas, Inc., Sagacity Media, Inc. and (as applicable) their respective affiliates, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, alcohol beverage suppliers, importers, wholesalers, distributors or retailers. All federal, state and local laws apply.

 

  1. General Conditions:

 

Participation in the Contest (by either member of a couple; regardless of whether a member of a couple actually submitted the entry him/herself) constitutes an individual’s full and unconditional agreement to abide by and accept the terms and conditions of these Official Rules.  No prize substitution. Prize is non-transferable. By accepting the prize, each member of winning couple waives the right to assert as a cost of winning said prize, any and all costs of redemption or travel to redeem said prize and any and all liability that might arise from redeeming or seeking to redeem said prize. Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a background check of any criminal records of one or both members of any winning couple.   To the extent necessary and permitted by law, each member of any winning couple shall authorize this background check.  Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify a winning couple based on the background check of either member of couple. Each member of any winning couple also accepts sole responsibility for any miscellaneous costs relating to acceptance of prize.

 

Persons participating in the Contest (either member of a couple; regardless of whether a member of a couple actually submitted the entry him/herself) hereby agree to indemnify and hold Sponsor, Sagacity Media, Inc., Facebook and Instagram harmless from and against any third party claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including attorney fees and court costs, arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties and representations set forth above.

 

Members of winning couple are solely responsible for any and all fees associated with the prize. Upon receipt of the prize, the winning couple shall be required to comply with any and all applicable federal, state and local law, rules and regulations.

 

In consideration of his/her receipt of any prize, each member of winning couple for himself or herself and his or her guests, heirs, personal representatives and assigns shall voluntarily and knowingly completely and forever release, waive and discharge Sponsor and all related parties, as well as Sagacity Media, Inc., Facebook and Instagram, from and against any and every kind of claim, demand, injury, costs, attorney fees, right, liability or cause of action or other liabilities of whatever kind or nature, known or unknown, absolute or contingent, and whether or not fixed, which the prize winner ever had, now has or might in the future have arising in any way or related to this Contest, including, but not limited to, prize winning couple’s participation in the Contest; the Contest entry; use of the name, likeness, biographical information, signature, image or likeness of members of prize winning couple; prize winning couple’s receipt, use or inability to use any prize or part thereof, including but not limited to injury or loss sustained in any travel related to the prize; financial claims; physical and/or emotional injury; and/or any other legal claim that may arise, whether under contract, tort, warranty or any other theory or claim.

 

Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the promotion at any time without notice or further obligation.

 

  1. ELECTRONIC ENTRIES: In the event of a dispute, on-line entries (including entries made on mobile website*) will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address by an internet access provider, on-line service, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses. Sponsor, Sagacity Media, Inc. and their respective agencies are not responsible for lost, late, damaged, illegible, misdirected, incomplete entries, or for on-line entries (including entries made on mobile website) not received due to lost, failed, delayed or interrupted connections or miscommunications, or to other electronic malfunctions, delays, or errors of any kind in the transmission or receipt of on-line entries. Sponsor and Sagacity Media, Inc. are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by website visitors or by any human or technological error that may occur in the processing of on-line entries (including entries made on mobile website) in this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend all or a portion of the Contest, should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond control of the Sponsor corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the Contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE (INCLUDING MOBILE WEBSITE) OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

 

*If participating via mobile website, wireless Internet access and/or other fees may apply. Please consult your wireless service provider regarding your pricing plan.  Not all cellular phone providers carry necessary service to enter via mobile website.  Wireless Internet access is not available in all areas.

 

  1. Winners’ List: For winners’ list, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Sagacity Media, 921 SW Washington, Suite 750, Portland, OR 97205.  All requests for the winners’ list must be postmarked by July 1, 2018 and received by July 15, 2018.

 

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram.

 

Sponsor:  Diageo Americas, Inc., Norwalk, CT

 

SMIRNOFF No. 21 Vodka Distilled From Grain.

40% Alc/Vol.

The Smirnoff Co., Norwalk, CT

 

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