Summer 2016 Plein Air Contest

 

AC Contest Final ArtWhat a great contest! What talent and dedication it took to produce these beautiful paintings! Personally, I wish I had the money to make them all mine.  What we do have are some sturdy, useful carriers that will lighten the load and protect that beautiful work in the field.

Thank you to all who entered! Congratulations to the winners! (Check the top 10 link below to see them.) Check your email for the information we need to send out your prizes.

Top ten winners as chosen by our voters will recieve their choice of a Traveler One Gift Pack or a Traveler Two Gift Pack!
Sponsored by Art Cocoon Wet Panel Carriers for Artists

How to Enter:

1. Post a photo of a plein air painting that you painted.  (Plein air work is done onsite outside with your subject in view) Your photo can be submitted with or without your watermark.
2. Vote for your favorite paintings. (Voters can vote once per entry.)
3. Share so your fans can vote.
4. The top ten (10) paintings with the most votes at the end of the contest win!

Rules and Prizes

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. Eligibility: This Contest is open only to those who sign up at http://myartcocoon.com/shopcart/summer-2016-plein-air-painting-contest and who are [18 years of age or older] as of the date of entry.The Contest is only open to legal residents of the United States of America, and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Art Cocoon, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Contest. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Art Cocoon as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Contest.

3. Contest Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on 8/1/2016 12am EST and ending 8/31/2016 12am EST. All online entries must be received by 8/31/2016 12am EST.

4. How to Enter: The Contest must be entered by submitting an entry using the online form provided at http://myartcocoon.com/shopcart/summer-2016-plein-air-painting-contest. The entry must fulfill all Contest requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Art Cocoon.  You may enter only once. You must provide the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Art Cocoon.

5. Prizes: The Winners of the Contest (the “Winners”) will receive one Traveler Wet Panel Gift Pack currently valued between $20 and $22. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Art Cocoon. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at Art Cocoon’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winners. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winners is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Art Cocoon to use Winners’ names, likenesses, and entries for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

7. Winners Selection and Notification: Winners will be selected by community vote under the supervision of Art Cocoon. Winners will be notified by email and blog post on the Art Cocoon Blog shared via facebook within five (5) days following selection of Winners. Art Cocoon shall have no liability for Winners’ failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winnerss’ provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winners cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 14 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winners selected. Receipt by Winners of the prizes offered in this Contest is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT Art Cocoon‘S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this photo of a painting that you painted (with or without your watermark), You understand and agree that Art Cocoon, anyone acting on behalf of Art Cocoon, and Art Cocoon’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Contest, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. Also by entering this photo of a painting that you painted (with or without your watermark), You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Art Cocoon. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Art Cocoon from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Art Cocoon may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

9. Terms & Conditions: Art Cocoon reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Art Cocoon’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Contest. In such case, Art Cocoon may select the Winners from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Art Cocoon. Art Cocoon reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Art Cocoon has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Contest, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Contest rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Art Cocoon reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Art Cocoon and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

11. Disputes: THIS Contest IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND OHIO, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Contest, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Ohio having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Contest). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

12. By entering here, You, the Contestant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Official Rules.