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Creative Expression Legal Guidelines




Legal Guidelines


The decisions of the judges with respect to the selection of the winners and in regard to all matters relating to this contest shall be final. Anyone not complying with all of the contest rules will automatically be disqualified. No telephone calls or correspondence will be accepted inquiring on judges’ selections. By entering, the individual student entrant and his/her parent or legal guardian, or the school/district entrant and all those involved in compiling entry materials grant the Sponsor (GLSEN) the right to copy, edit, publish, promote, broadcast or otherwise use, in whole or in part, their entries in any manner without further permission, notice or compensation.                                                                                                                                                       

In the event that there are an insufficient number of entries received that meet the minimum standards for any of the three entry categories (as determined by the judges), all prizes may not be awarded. By accepting a prize, each individual student winner and his/her parent or legal guardian, and each school/district entrant and all those involved in compilation of entry materials grant the Sponsor the right to use his/her individual or school/district name and likeness for any advertising, promotion, trade or any other purpose without further compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law. Void in Puerto Rico and wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

By entering, individual students and school/district entrants release the Sponsor and its project partners and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, advertising, production and promotion agencies from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, costs or expenses, including without limitation property damages, personal injury and/or death arising out of participation in this contest, the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy, merchandise delivery or the violation of any intellectual property rights.


Participants using the Internet must provide a valid e-mail address.


The Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone or other transmission failures of any kind; lost or unavailable network connections; or incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions whether, by any equipment or programming utilized in promotions, games or contests, or by human error which may occur in the processing of submissions, which may limit a participant's ability to participate.


The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Contest should a virus, bug, computer or other problem beyond the control of the Sponsor corrupt the administration, security or proper execution of the Contest.  The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or website; violates the Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner at any time during the judging process, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. All Internet participants agree to be bound by these rules, and the Official General Rules appearing above.


The Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, incomplete, undelivered, mutilated, illegible or misdirected entries or for typographical errors in the Primary, Secondary or High School Entry Form or rules. Entries are void if they are in whole or in part illegible, incomplete, or damaged.


No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest. A purchase does not improve your chance of winning. Void where prohibited by law.