Palestine Remix – The Remixer of The Year Award

15 September 2015 to 15 October 2015


Official Rules of Palestine Remix – The Remixer of The Year Award (“Official Rules”)


1. Eligibility:

The Palestine Remix –The Remixer of The Year Award (hereafter, “Contest”) is open to any person of 16 years of age or older as of the date of Entry (as defined in Section 3.2), provided minors in their jurisdiction of residence have the consent of their parent or legal guardian to enter. Employees, officers, directors, agents and representatives of the Sponsor and each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, wholesalers, retailers, distributors, suppliers, advertising and promotion agencies (hereafter collectively, “Released Parties”), and each such individual’s immediate family members (mother, father, sister, brother, child, husband, wife and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate.


2. Promotion Period:  15th September 2015 –15th October 2015

Contest begins at 12:00:00 pm (noon) Arabian Standard Time (AST) on 15th September 2015 and ends at 11:59:59 am (AST) on 15th October 2015  (hereafter, “Entry Period”).


3. Entry Conditions:


3.1 A contestant who submits an original remix (being a remix created using the resources available via the "start remixing" button at the top of this webpage or via!/1 and by following the instructions provided as steps 1 and 2 on the page or in the video tutorial) ("Remix") pursuant to these Official Rules is deemed to have entered the Contest (“Entrant”).


3.2 During the Entry Period, contestants must submit an original Remix. For the avoidance of doubt, participation in the Contest requires all Entrants to have submitted their Remix link with a valid email and made a Remix title and wrote why they think their Remix deserves to win (together a Remix, Remix Title and written statement of why a Remix deserves to win shall be an "Entry").


3.3 Remixes must be at least 30 seconds long and a maximum of 10 minutes long


3.4 All Entries must be received by the deadline for the applicable Entry Period to be considered.


3.5 Every Entrant shall have the right to submit from one to three Entries maximum. If one email submitted more than three Entries, only three will be eligible to be part of the contest.


3.6 The Entrant’s submission of an Entry constitutes the Entrant’s consent to participate in this Contest and the Entrant’s consent for Sponsor to obtain, use and transfer the Entrant’s name, address and other information for the purpose of administering this Contest.


3.7 Any material included in any Entry must not:


(a) be unlawful or promote any unlawful activity;


(b) be considered inappropriate, defamatory, abusive, discriminatory, offensive, obscene, threatening, misleading or hateful (as determined by the Sponsor, in its absolute discretion);


(c) be intended to harass another person or group of people;


(d) include personal information of another person or persons, unless the Entrant has such person(s) consent;


(e) contain viruses or corrupted files;


(f) be a copy of or otherwise contain an image, video or any other content from a source other than the Contest  web page [insert link ("Contest Webpage") including content previously uploaded or published on any platform (and whether in hard-copy or soft-copy) (and further the Entrant represents and warrants that they have the right to grant rights in the Entry to Sponsor as specified in these Official Rules, and that the Entry does not violate any intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights of any third party);


(g) contain advertising or promotional materials


3.8 Incomplete, corrupted or indecipherable Entries (deemed as such in Sponsor’s sole discretion) will be deemed invalid.


3.9 The use of script, macro or automated devices (or any other devices intended to automate or subvert any aspect of creating an Entry) to enter the Contest is prohibited and any Entry created through such means and any Entry that is deemed to be ineligible (at Sponsor’s sole discretion and in accordance with these Official Rules) shall be void.


3.10 Any non-compliance with the Official Rules shall render any Entry null and void.


4. General conditions:


4.1 All Entries become the exclusive property of the Sponsor and shall not be acknowledged or returned. By submitting an Entry, and any accompanying material, you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally:

(a) assign (including by present assignment of existing and future copyright) to the Sponsor all intellectual property rights with full title guarantee; and

(b) waive all moral rights,

in and to your Entry for the full period of copyright therein (together with all extension, reversions and renewals thereof) and to take such steps, complete such documentation and provide such support as is necessary to assign such rights to the Sponsor. [Note to AJMN: we assume that you would want this assignment (or at least a licence) in the Remix etc]


4.2 Released Parties shall have no responsibility of any nature for late, lost, stolen, incomplete, misdirected, delayed, garbled, damaged, inaccurate, or undelivered Entries; or for telephonic, human or computer failures, problems or errors, defects or delays in any transmission, interruptions in service due to system upgrades, repairs, modifications, maintenance or other causes, failures or malfunctions of connections, satellite, network, cable, Internet Service Provider (ISP), phones, phone lines or telephone systems, traffic congestion on the internet, technical or mechanical malfunctions, or other malfunctions or errors, whether caused by equipment, programming, human error or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of Entries or emails, the announcement of the prizes, for any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer or other device relating to or resulting from participation in this Contest, or for printing, typographical, human or other errors appearing in these Official Rules or other Contest-related materials.


4.3 Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any Entries and disqualify such Entrants whom Sponsor believes (in its sole discretion) have attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Contest and/or who are in violation of these Official Rules.


5. Selection process and prizes:


Winner Selection:


5.1 There shall be a total of two winners for the Contest who will be announced [insert media type e.g. via the Contest Webpage] on [insert date] (and the winners names will be displayed for at least 30 days). Winners will be selected among all valid Entries received during the Entry Period.


5.2 By entering, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and to the decisions of the Sponsor and judges as designated by the Sponsor in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, which decision shall be final and binding in all respects.


5.3 Potential winners will be notified via email address provided by the Entrant, for the purposes of obtaining the winner’s full personal details, including the winner’s full name, address, telephone number, date of birth, nationality and a photograph/image for the purposes of providing the prize , announcing the Winners and publicising the Contest in accordance with clause 6.5(b), together with except where prohibited by law, a request to themselves (or their parent or legal guardian, if they are a minor in their jurisdiction of residence) to execute a declaration or affidavit of eligibility, liability and publicity release, and any required tax documentation  (collectively, together with the confirmation required at Clause 6.2 below, such information/material being the “Prize Documentation”).


5.4 Every winner shall be entitled to one (1) prize which is a 4k digital SLR Camera. The winners must provide a valid shipping address for delivery to be made.  The Sponsor will pay for shipping of the prize to the winner(s) home address that is provided by the Entrant.  Sponsor will not be responsible for unforeseen duties, taxes or customs for shipping prizes to the winners, nor will it be held responsible for any personal tax implications for the prizes.  The Sponsor does not accept responsibility or liability for any damage to the prize caused during shipping.


5.5 The winning entries will be those which are judged, in the absolute discretion of the judges, [to be the most interesting and original Entries] [AJMN to confirm whether this is correct or there is any other specific criteria?]. Decisions of the two winning Entries are final and binding and cannot give rise to any dispute or claim by the winner or any third party, including any other Entrant in the Contest.


5.6 In the event a winner fails to respond within three (3) days of the notification by the Sponsor to the winner’s email account or fails to return any of the Prize Documentation within three (3) days of receipt of a request therefor, such winner shall be deemed by the Sponsor as having relinquished his prize and subject to the Sponsor’s sole discretion another winner will be chosen.


5.7 Each winner will receive:


A 4k digital SLR video camera


6. General:


6.1 Under no circumstances is the transfer, assignment, cash redemption, or substitution of the prize (or any portion thereof) permitted, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute, at any time, for any reason, the prize (or applicable portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion and except as otherwise provided herein.


6.2 A designated winner shall execute and return an email reply stating his Remix is original and no one else than him is the maker of this Remix within 3 days of date of notification, which reply shall together with the information/material required at Clause 5.3 above, be the “Prize Documentation") .


6.3 Non-compliance by an Entrant with any provision of these Official Rules may result in disqualification, at Sponsor’s sole discretion.


6.4 If a prize notification email, Prize Documentation or prize is returned as undeliverable, the designated winner shall be disqualified.


6.5 By participating, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and agree that:


(a) Sponsor and any of its Released Parties may use (to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law) Entrant’s (i) name, city and state of residence, photograph and/or likeness to announce and publicise the Winners, and for any other reasonable and related promotional purposes; and (ii)  oral or written statements (including an Entrant's reason as to why their Remix deserved to win), their Remix, (and may attribute such materials to the Entrant by name) for advertising, trade and/or any other purposes, in any media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without further compensation, permission or notification;


(b) any Entrant in the Contest authorizes all verifications required by the Sponsor concerning the Entrant’s identity;


(c) any indication of falsified, fraudulent, false, untruthful, incorrect or inexact identity or address of any Entrant, may, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, lead to that Entrant being disqualified from the Contest;


(d) the Released Parties shall have no liability and shall be held harmless by the Entrant for any claims, demands, obligations, liability, suits, actions, proceedings, judgments, fines, losses, damages, penalties, charges, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, attorney’s fees) in relation to the  Entrant or any other person or entity, including, without limitation, personal injury or death to Entrant or any other person or damage to personal or real property, arising from or related to this Contest, or due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to (i) the acceptance, possession or use of the prize, (ii) any physical activity, travel or travel-related activity in relation to the Contest or participation in this Contest;


(e) Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, suspend, and/or terminate this Contest (or portion thereof) for any reason, including should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Contest or for any other reason.


7. Deliberate damage etc:


7.1 Any attempt to deliberately damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest may constitute (where applicable) a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorneys’ fees) and/or other remedies from any such person(s) responsible for the attempt to the fullest extent permitted by law and shall be reported to the relevant courts in the State of Qatar according to Qatari laws.


7.2 Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any of its rights under these Official Rules, at any stage, does not constitute a waiver of those rights.


7.3 The laws of Qatar apply and the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Qatar shall prevail.



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