SewStylish Fall Fashion Challenge Official Rules

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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 August 11th, 2009 and 11:59 p.m. ET on September 23rd, 2009  (the "Submission Period"), and follow the directions to upload and submit a photo of your garment, a picture of your inspiration, and a description of your techniques into the contest gallery. There is no limit to the number of garments you can enter.

Submission Requirements: Each garment 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The Submission must be the submitting entrant's original unmodified, previously unpublished work;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this Contest, each entrant represents and warrants that (i) his or her Submission is entrant's own original, previously unpublished work; (ii) that entrant owns the copyright in and to the Submission; (iii) that such Submission does not violate the rights of any third party or infringe or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 five (5) semi finalists. The semi finalists will be selected from all eligible Submissions and will be judged inspiration, technique, skill, and design. Members will then choose the winner.

The winner will be announced on or about October 7th, 2009 by Sponsor, whose decisions will be final and binding in all matters related to this Contest.

Prize and Approximate Retail Value (ARV):  

Grand Prize - APV $1,208.89

Baby Lock Sophia Embroidery and Sewing Machine - $999
Ottlite Craft Plus Floor Lamp - $149.99
Threads Industry Insider Techniques DVD, Vol.1 & 2 - $59.90

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 November 1, 2009 to: Taunton Press “Fall Fashion Challenge” 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., 63 South P.O. Box 5506 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470-5506.

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Comments (15)

TatusWelle1 writes: Uploaded by dress...Yayy!!! : )
Posted: 10:57 am on September 22nd
CanadianWriter writes: Sorry -- cancel my last comment! I discovered that I could not upload a photo with accented characters in the title. My swing coat (Cote Desir) project is now uploaded. Many thanks.
Posted: 4:49 pm on September 20th
CanadianWriter writes: Hi Vicky, I'm having a lot of trouble uploading photos for the contest.

I have my 5 photos ready to go on my computer desktop. I have reduced the size of each to well below 4 mb, and reduced the pixels to maximum 1200 in one direction, but when the upload finishes on each photo, it says the link is broken, and no photo appears.

I'm very eager to enter my project. Is there some way you can help?

Many thanks.
Posted: 2:39 pm on September 20th
_nikki_ writes: You can upload several photos of your creation to your post along with your inspiration post. And you can enter as many times as you want!
Posted: 6:11 pm on September 17th
TatusWelle writes: Yayy!! Am definitely doing this.
Are we allowed to submit one photo of our creation only?
Posted: 3:41 pm on September 17th
hautecouturiere writes: Can we really enter as many outfits as we want?
Posted: 3:34 pm on September 16th
VictoriaNorth writes: You can definitely include a link to your inspiration if you can't upload a photo. We just want to see your creation and the designer or designer garment which inspired you. You must upload the photo of YOUR garment, but you can link to your inspiration if necessary.
Posted: 4:11 pm on September 15th
JoWilliams writes: can links or website addresses be included as the inspiration or just pictures?
Posted: 2:17 am on September 12th
VictoriaNorth writes: sewinl0ve,

Your garment can definitely be an original design without a pattern. We would love to see any of your original creations along with the designer garments which inspired you.
Posted: 10:07 am on September 1st
VictoriaNorth writes: Sorry we were having a little technical glitch with the contest. Everything is up and running again and you shouldn't have a problem entering now.
Posted: 10:04 am on September 1st
LodenDesigns writes: I would love to enter this contest but i keep getting logged off.
Posted: 2:03 am on August 29th
sewinl0ve writes: Does it have to be made from a pattern? Can it be an original design altogether which was inspired by a designer?
Posted: 11:11 pm on August 26th
_nikki_ writes: You can use any pattern you like. Just be sure to include a photo of your designer inspiration and describe how you made it your own.
Posted: 11:46 am on August 14th
BkPatSewThis writes: I can use "any pattern" and any size? But it has to be something for fall?
Posted: 8:04 am on August 13th
GertieT writes: Fun! So no particular pattern is to be used?
Posted: 9:13 pm on August 12th
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