PipesMagazine.com Cartoon Caption Contest Rules

Rules

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest.

PipesMagazine.com will be having a monthly "Cartoon Caption Contest". These rules apply to each contest.

Each new contest begins immediately upon posting of the new cartoon in the Pipe Cartoons Archive Page, and ends at 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time, USA, on the last day of the month. For the exact date of entry for the current contest please refer to the entry-form page.

To enter, fill in the information on the page titled Enter Contest. One entry per person or e-mail address. Any legal resident of United States or Canada (except residents of the province of Quebec) age eighteen or over can enter, except employees, agents, or representatives of Right Click Media, LLC (the "Sponsor") or any of its parents, subsidiaries, sister companies, or affiliates, or any member of their immediate family. Entries that are lost, late, misdirected, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at the Web site or elsewhere, will not be eligible. PipesMagazine.com, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the Web site, or otherwise in violation of the rules. It further reserves the right to cancel, terminate, or modify any Cartoon Caption Contest not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure, or technical failures of any sort.

Entrants represent and warrant that their Submission is their original work, it has not been copied from others, and it does not violate the rights of any other person or entry.

All entry materials become the property of PipesMagazine.com and will not be acknowledged or returned. The copyright in any submission shall remain the property of the entrant, but entry in this Contest constitutes entrant’s irrevocable, perpetual permission and consent, without further compensation or attribution, to use the Submission and the entrant’s name and city and state for editorial, advertising, commercial and publicity purposes by the Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor, in any and all media now in existence or hereinafter created, throughout the world, for the duration of the copyright in the Submission. Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor shall have the right to edit, adapt, and modify the Submission. Each entrant releases and discharges the Sponsor, the judges, any party associated with the development or administration of the Contest, their employees, agents or representatives or any of their parents, subsidiaries, sister companies, or affiliates from any and all liability in connection with the Contest, including without limitation, legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demand or actions of any kind.

Three finalists will be selected from each Cartoon Caption Contest by a member or members of the editorial staff of PipesMagazine.com (the "Judge(s)"). All three finalists’ captions will be published along with each finalist’s name and city and state, two issues after submissions are received. In the event two or more valid entries contain the identical caption (including punctuation) and are selected as a finalist, the Judge(s) will draw the finalist by random selection. All decisions of the Judge(s) are final and binding.

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will each receive a Sebastien Beo Pipe with a retail value of $85, $80, and $75, respectively, from our exclusive Contest Sponsor - SmokingPipes.com. Income and other taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner.

Subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void outside the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and where prohibited.

The Prize is not transferable. No substitutions for the Prize except by PipesMagazine.com, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be substituted.

All entries become the property of PipesMagazine.com and will not be acknowledged or returned.

Except where prohibited: (i) acceptance of the Prize constitutes consent to use winner’s name, likeness, and winning entry for editorial, advertising, and publicity purposes, without further compensation; (ii) winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and copyright transfer/liability/publicity/permission release. If the winner is deemed to be a minor under the jurisdiction of his/her residence, the parent or legal guardian must execute the necessary affidavit and release. Affidavits and releases must be returned within ten (10) days of attempted notification or an alternate winner may be chosen.

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