Official Rules – Starmont Sparkle

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ELIGIBILITY: The Starmont Sparkle contest is open to natural persons 21 years of age or older at the time of entry and who are residing in the United States, excluding Puerto Rico and it’s territories, and any state where the Contest is prohibited by law. This Contest is sponsored by Starmont Winery & Vineyards, (“Sponsor”). Amateur and professional photographers are welcome. Images taken with smart phone cameras are encouraged (either edited with apps or without), but photos taken with point-and-shoot or DSLR cameras will also be accepted. Alcohol beverage industry members, including retailers, and their families, employees, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, representatives of Sponsor, or the promotion and advertising agencies of any aforementioned entity, and their immediate family members and those living in their household, and each person or entity connected with the production or administration of the Contest, and each parent company, affiliate, subsidiary, agent and representative of any aforementioned entity are not eligible. Sponsor’s address is: 1000 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574. The Starmont Sparkle contest begins at 12:00 AM PST on October 1, 2019 and ends at 11:59 PM PST on January 31, 2020 (the “Contest Period”). Contest subject to official rules.

SUBJECT MATTER: In honor of seasonal entertaining with wine and food, we’re asking friends to create a photo that includes holiday entertaining and celebrations with Starmont Wines. Please note specified contest period. Be creative. The only rule is that the photo must have at least one Starmont wine or Starmont branded item with the logo or brand visible. For the Starmont Sparkle
contest, any photos that speak to the theme “Add Sparkle to your Holidays with Starmont Wines from Napa Valley” will be considered to win.

HOW TO ENTER: Take an artistic and creative photo that pertains to the theme of the seasonal campaign, Starmont Sparkle as described above in subject matter. The photo can include corks, wine bottles, glassware, signage or any other materials that carry a Starmont Winery & Vineyards logo. Use of smartphone photography tips are encouraged to ensure a
better photo and can be found online. All photos submitted MUST include the hashtags for the contest to be considered. There is no limit to the number of Starmont branded items that can be included in the imagery. Photos may not include identifiable people/faces for privacy and permissions reasons. No purchase of Starmont wine is required to enter. To enter the photo contest, follow these steps:
• Take a creative Starmont Winery & Vineyards photo with your camera that relates to the program theme of “Add Sparkle to Your Holidays with Starmont Wines from Napa Valley” and includes at least one Starmont branded item.
• Upload your photo to the Starmont Instagram page using the hashtag #StarmontSparkle.

JUDGING: Judging will be conducted by the Sponsor and will take place during the week following the end of the qualifying month. For example, judging will take place during the week of November 1st for all October submissions. A total of four winners over the program period will be announced, one for each month. Winners will be announced during the first week of the
following month. Submissions will be prepared and will be judged on a 100-point scale as follows:
• Creativity (50 points)
• Composition (25 points)
• Artistic Quality (25 points)
In the event that no entries receive a minimum score of 85 points, no prize will be awarded. In the event of a tie, the tying entries will be rescored to determine a winner. The Selected Contestants will be required to respond (as directed) to a Direct Message in the winners Instagram account inbox within five days of attempted notification. The failure to respond
timely to the notification may result in forfeiture of the prize; and, in such case, Sponsor may choose the next highest scoring entry from among the remaining eligible entries. Each Selected Contestant will also be sent an affidavit of eligibility / liability / publicity release (“Release”). Unless restricted by law, each Selected Contestant will be required to complete and return the Release within the time period specified therein.

PRIZE: The highest-scoring photo during each month (“Selected Contestant”) will be selected immediately upon conclusion of judging and will receive a gift bag of selected Starmont branded items and/or wine related gift items that may include, but will not be limited to:
• Starmont branded Riedel wine glasses
• Starmont branded water bottle
• Starmont branded unisex baseball cap
• Starmont branded wine openers
• Starmont branded thermal travel cups
• Seasonal gift items
Final prizes will be determined by Sponsor each month.

CONDITIONS: Contest is subject to these Official Rules. By submitting an entry to this Contest, Contestants hereby acknowledge that any submission is an original work of authorship by the Contestant, was not copied out of or derived from a third-party materials, was not previously published, and do not violate the copyright rights of any third party.
Contestant acknowledges Sponsor has rights to promote entry on social media. By submitting entry, Contestant warrants that photo:
• is not sexually explicit, unnecessarily violent or derogatory
• does not promote drugs, tobacco or firearms
• does not contain images of children or items especially appealing to children
• does not contain visibly recognizable trademarks, logos or trade dress owned by anyone
other than Contestant or Sponsor
• does not contain copyrighted material owned by anyone other than Contestant
• does not use the name or likeness of persons living or dead without permission
• does not communicate a message inconsistent with the positive goodwill of Sponsor
• does not depict any violation of law
By participating, entrants agree: (i) to be bound by these complete Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor which shall be final and binding; and (ii) to waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Contest or these Official Rules, except where prohibited by law. By accepting a prize, Selected Contestant agrees to release Sponsor, including its parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities together with the respective directors, employees, officers, licensees, licencors and agents, and respective advertising and promotion entities and any person or entity associated with the production, judging, or administration of the Contest, (collectively, the Releases) from any and all liability, loss or damage arising from or in connection with awarding, receipt and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any prize-related activities. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend the Contest, in its sole discretion, should it receive fewer than 10 entries, or receive no entries that have a judged score above 85 points, or due to circumstances beyond its control, including natural disasters or cancellation of events. Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, cancel, modify or suspend the Contest should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control, corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest. Winners of the Contest will be enrolled in the Starmont Winery & Vineyards opt-in mailing.
Contestant acknowledges Sponsor has unlimited perpetual rights to the entries that win the contest. Contestant agrees that sponsor may use any materials submitted on a non-confidential basis. Sponsor has no obligation to post or publicize any entry. Contestant warrants that photograph is original, has not won previous awards, and does not infringe on the right of
privacy of any individual. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines such entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, plagiarizing, engaging in an deception, or any other unfair playing practices of intending to annoy, abuse, threaten, undermine or harass any other players or Sponsor representatives. Disputes regarding these Official Rules and/or this Contest will be governed by the internal laws of the State of California.

PUBLICITY: Sponsor reserves the right to use all the Submissions to the Contest for publicity purposes prior to or after the Contest end date, in any media, and to use the name, likeness, hometown name, of any Contest Entrants, including all or part of their submission, in whole or in part, for publicity purposes throughout the world, without any compensation or prior review unless specifically prohibited by law. Selected Contestants will be required, as a condition of accepting a prize, to sign a declaration of eligibility, liability, and publicity release, allowing Sponsor to use the name, likeness, hometown name, submission, and winning testimonial and/or prize information of Selected Contestants as part of that publicity throughout the world, without any compensation or prior review unless specifically prohibited by law.
This Contest is void outside the U.S. and where prohibited or restricted by law, and subject to applicable federal, state provincial and local laws. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or violating these Official Rules.

PRIVACY: All personal information collected by Sponsor will be used for administration of the Contest and in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy. Sponsor may also use the information to provide information about upcoming products and events related to Sponsor. Sponsor uses commercially reasonable efforts to comply with CAN-SPAM and Contestants may opt-out of receiving such communications pursuant to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. Any questions regarding privacy matters should be directed to Starmont Winery & Vineyards, 1000 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574.

OFFICIAL RULES: For a copy of these Official Rules or winners list, send your request to Request must be received by February 10, 2020. Copyright © 2020, Starmont Winery & Vineyards. All rights reserved.