SewStylish Prom Dress to Impress Contest - Official Rules

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Professional Misses Dressform from VMR Forms.
Tulip from iLovetoCreate prize package.
Professional Misses Dressform from VMR Forms.

Professional Misses Dressform from VMR Forms.

Photo: VMR Forms

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. This contest is open to legal residents of the United States, who are at least 18 years old, and to legal residents of Canada (except Quebec), who are over the age of majority in their province of residence. Sweepstake void in Quebec, Puerto Rico and anywhere else where prohibited.

How To Enter: To participate in the Contest, visit (the "Website") between 12:01 am ET on May 9th, 2011 and 11:59 p.m. ET on June 15th, 2011  (the "Submission Period"), and follow the directions to upload and submit a photo of your handmade prom dress into the contest gallery with a description of the materials and techniques used. Garment does not have to be newly created for contest. There is no limit to the number of garments you can enter.

Submission Requirements: Each project submission that is entered into the Contest must meet ALL of the "Submission Requirements" set forth below (any Submission that, in Sponsor's good faith judgment, violates the following criteria will be disqualified):

The Submission must be the submitting entrant's original unmodified, previously unpublished work;
The Submission must not include images or text that is obscene, pornographic, libelous, illegal, discriminative or otherwise objectionable; and

The Submission must not include any corporate logos or any other material that may infringe on any third parties copyrights or trademarks.

The photograph portion of the Submission should be .jpg or .gif, up to 4 mb, 400 - 1,200 pixels. The Photograph portion of the Submission may not be digitally enhanced or altered.

By entering into this Contest, each entrant represents and warrants that (i) his or her Submission is entrant's own original, previously unpublished work; (ii) that entrant owns the copyright in and to the Submission; (iii) that such Submission does not violate the rights of any third party or infringe or violate any law, and as of the date of the Submission, is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim; and (iv) the Submission does not and will not violate any applicable laws, and is not and will not be defamatory, libelous, pornographic or obscene. Note: Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Submission in the Contest if Sponsor views the Submission as potentially infringing or otherwise a violation or potential violation of a third party's rights or seek to secure permission for Sponsor's benefit and allow the applicable Submission to remain in Contest.

Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Submission in the Contest if it deems the Submission to be lacking in taste, quality, or to be otherwise objectionable.

Posting of Submissions Online: Subject to Sponsor's sole discretion, all Submissions that meet the Submission Requirements above may be posted by Sponsor in a virtual gallery on the Website along with entrant's name.

Publicity Release/License to Use: By participating in the Contest, unless prohibited by law each entrant irrevocably grants the Sponsor the rights to use such entrant's name, likeness, biographical information and Submission(s) in any and all media for any purpose, including without limitation advertising and promotional purposes, as well as, the Contest and/or other promotions conducted by the Sponsor, and each entrant hereby releases the Sponsor from any liability with respect thereto.

Winner Selection: At the end of the Submission Period, the Sponsor will review the Submissions and select (5) finalists. Finalists will be selected from all eligible Submissions and will be judged originality, technique and quality. One (1) winner will be chosen by a vote of members ending June 26th.

The winner will be announced on or about June 27th, 2011 by Sponsor, whose decisions will be final and binding in all matters related to this Contest.

Prize and Approximate Retail Value (ARV):   $577.35

VMR Forms - Professional Misses Dress Form ($475.00)
At VMR Forms, are forms are made the old-fashioned way: hand-crafted using papier-mâché. Each form is individually molded, shaped and sewn by hand. This labor-intensive process guarantees the quality and accuracy that is demanded by the fashion industry. All adult female forms feature collapsible shoulders, automatic stand, and will hold pins securely.

Tulip from iLovetoCreate Prize Package (ARV $102.35)
This prize pack includes an array of some of the best and beloved products from Tulip! From tie dye and iron-on-transfers to glitter and crystals - you'll have plenty of sparkling options when it comes to embellishing your prom dress!

Ultimate Tie Dye Kit
Beads in a Bottle, 2 sets
Beads in a Bottle Iron-On Transfer, large necklace
Beads in a Bottle Iron-On Transfer, small floral
Iron-On Crystals clear 300 ct
Iron-On Crystals multi 300 ct
Fashion Glitter 5 pack
Heat-Setting Tool  
Fabric Spray Paint 4 pack

Claiming Prize:  Winners will be notified by email then by mail within 10 days of the selection.  Winners must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release within 10 days of notification, or prize may be forfeited. Winners will also be required to provide proof of age. (Tennessee residents will not be required to sign Publicity Release as a condition of winning a prize.) All prizes will be awarded. One prize per person, household, or family.

Winners’ List: Send self-addressed, stamped envelope by August 1st, 2011 to: Taunton Press “SewStylish Prom Dress to Impress Contest” Winners List Request, PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT 06470.

Terms & Conditions: No transfer or substitution of prizes. Employees, officers, and contractors (including immediate family members and members of the same household) of Sponsors, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, dealers, retailers, vendors of Sponsors, and all other entities associated with this promotion, are not eligible. All Federal, State/Provincial and local laws apply. The winners will be responsible for all Federal, State/Provincial, and local taxes.

Sponsor not responsible for unavailable network, failed server or other connections, miscommunications, interrupted, misrouted or scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, electronic or otherwise. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the Sweepstake period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received by Sponsor due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, of any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material related to the Sweepstake. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend this Sweepstake should a virus, bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor corrupt the security or proper administration of the Sweepstake. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstake is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. Entrants to abide by the Contest Rules.

Each participant agrees to release and hold the Sponsors, their employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives, and their subsidiaries, parent companies, or other affiliated companies harmless from any and all damages, losses, claims and/or liabilities arising out of his or her participation in the Contest or resulting from accepting or claiming any prize awarded hereunder.

SPONSOR: The Taunton Press Inc., P.O. Box 5506 63 South Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470-5506.

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Comments (6)

VictoriaNorth writes: Unfortunately this contest ended last year. If the contest was still open for entries, there would be a button at the top of the page to easily enter your photos.
Posted: 8:10 am on May 15th
NeaBleker writes: This may be a silly question, but how do you actually post a photo to enter? I can't find it.
Posted: 10:25 pm on May 14th
NeaBleker writes: This may be a silly question, but how do you actually post a photo to enter? I can't find it.
Posted: 10:25 pm on May 14th
Dodrio writes: I was curious when the finalists would be announced.
Also, I agree with Brandibris; several of my daughter's friends wanted to enter this contest with their own self-made dresses, but couldn't because they were not 18. Most prom-attendees are between 16-18. I think the age should be lowered to 16 for entry.
Posted: 7:07 pm on June 20th
Brandibris writes: This is a nice idea, but many high school girls that go to prom aren't 18 and can't enter. My daughter (17) and I both designed her prom dress, and I sewed it, but as I read the rules, I can't enter since it wasn't "my" dress. Too bad :(

Posted: 12:29 pm on May 28th
marpolanco writes: I am really disappointed. I made a wonderful prom dress that would love to post here for the sweepstakes, but because I live in a US territory, Puerto Rico, I am not allowed to do so. I have been subscribed to your magazine for many, many years, and we are US citizens too!
Posted: 8:20 am on May 26th
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