NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
MANY WILL ENTER, FEW WILL WIN.

Contest Dates: 7/24/14 – 7/27/14
Contest may only be entered in or from the 50 United States and the District of Columbia and entries originating from any other jurisdiction are not eligible for entry. This Contest is governed exclusively by the laws of the United States. You are not authorized to participate in the Contest if you are not a legal resident of the United States.  Entrants must be 13 years of age and older.

1.)  How to Enter:  Take a photo of yourself using Wimpy Kid Backpack Notes or clipped to you in some fashion using the product’s attachment clip.  Post the photo on Instagram and hashtag the photo #wimpykidnotes.  Photos must be posted with qualifying hashtag between 7/24/14 (9:00am PST) and 7/27/14 (11:59pm PST).  Non-users of Instagram may email their photo to wimpyphoto@mudpuppy.com.  Photos must be received by 7/28/14 (11:59pm PST).

(a)        Visit http://www.galison.com/Wimpy-Kid-C1063.aspx;

(b)       Read Official Rules;

(c)      Take a photo of yourself using Wimpy Kid Backpack Notes or clipped to you in some fashion using the product’s attachment clip at the Comic-Con Show in San Diego, CA;

(d)      Post the photo on Instagram and hashtag the photo #wimpykidnotes. Photos must be posted with qualifying hashtag between 7/24/14 (9:00am PST) and 7/27/14 (11:59pm PST).  Non-users of Instagram may email their photo to wimpyphoto@mudpuppy.com.  Photos must be received by 7/28/14 (9:00am PST).

 

If you are selected as the Winner and posted your photo via Instagram, then you shall be notified via direct message on Instagram.  If you are selected as the Winner and emailed your photo, Galison/Mudpuppy will reply to the email address that was used to submit the photo. Sponsor will retain your email address solely for the purpose of notifying the Winner. Following notification, Sponsor will delete all entrants’ email addresses.  All entry information shall be referred to herein collectively as the "Submission" or individually as a "Submission." Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify this Contest in the event an insufficient number of entries are received that meet the minimum entry criteria. 

All entrants must have an Instagram account or a valid email address. Limit one (1) entry per person. No automated entry devices and/or programs permitted. All entries become the sole and exclusive property of the Sponsor and receipt of entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.

2. Start/End Date. Contest begins on 7/24/2014 at 9:00AM PST and ends on 7/27/14 at 11:59PM PST.  All Submissions must be received by this date. 

3. Eligibility. Participation open only to legal residents of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia, who are 13 years old and older as of date of entry. Void outside of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law. Employees, officers and directors of Galison/Mudpuppy and Harry N. Abrams, Inc. ("Sponsor") and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, dealers, advertising and promotion agencies, manufacturers or distributors of Contest materials and their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, spouse) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of such employees/officers/directors are not eligible to enter. You are not authorized to participate in the Contest if you are not a legal resident of the United States or the District of Columbia. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

4. Judging/Odds. One (1) Winner will be selected by Galison/Mudpuppy. All Submissions will be judged based on the following equally weighted judging criteria: (a) creativity, (b) visibility of placement and (c) adherence to the criteria delineated in Paragraph 1 (c) herein. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. By entering the Contest, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest.

5. Prizes. One (1) Winner will receive a check for $1,000.00 made payable to the individual who owns the Instagram account of the winning photo or the owner of the email address that sent the photo to Galison/Mudpuppy.

6. Notification. If the winning Submission is received via Instagram, Winner will be notified via direct message on Instagram and comment from Galison/Mudpuppy on his/her Instagram photo post.  If submission is received by email, Galison/Mudpuppy will reply to the email address that was used to submit the winning Submission. Entries from children younger than the age of 13 will not be considered. If any winner cannot be contacted within five (5) calendar days of first notification attempt, if any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, if Winner rejects his/her prize or in the event of noncompliance with these Contest rules and requirements, such prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to the first runner-up. Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given.

7. Conditions. Any and all federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Participation in Contest and acceptance of prize constitutes winner's permission for Sponsor to use his/her name, photo image, and biographical information, submission and/or any statements made by winner regarding the Contest or Sponsor for advertising and promotional purposes without notice or additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. By participating, entrants and winner and the parents/legal guardians’ of such entrants or winner agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors, from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in Contest, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Contest-related activity and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement or any other intellectual property-related cause of action. Entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules, or attempt to interfere with this Contest in any way shall be disqualified.

8. Additional Terms. Any attempted form of entry other than as set forth in Section 1 above is prohibited; no other means of entry is permitted. Sponsor, its affiliates, partners and promotion and advertising agencies are not responsible for U.S. Postal Service delivery, technical, hardware, software, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, web site, Internet, or ISP availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, or failed delivery of postcard to Mudpuppy address which may limit one's ability to enter the Contest.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend this Contest should (in its sole discretion) non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Contest. In such case, Sponsor may select the winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor representatives.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

9. Use of Data. Sponsor may be collecting personal data about entrants online, in accordance with its privacy policy. Please review the Sponsor's privacy policy at galison.com. By participating in the Contest, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor's collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor's privacy policy.

10. Name of Winner. To receive the name of winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by September 2, 2014 to: Mudpuppy Marketing, Wimpy Kid Backpack Notes Comic-Con Photo Contest, 28 West 44th Street 14th Floor, NY NY 10036.

11. Sponsor. Galison/Mudpuppy and ABRAMS Books
www.galison.com 

Mudpuppy Wimpy Kid Comic-Con Photo Sweepstakes
28 West 44th Street
NY NY 10036

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