#AerieREAL Change Contest Official Rules
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
THIS CONTEST IS SPONSORED BY AEO Management Co. IT IS NOT SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH YOUTUBE. You understand that when you are entering the #AerieREAL Change Contest you are providing your information to AEO Management Co. and not to YouTube.
#AerieREAL Change Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (and the District of Columbia), Puerto Rico and Canada (excluding Quebec) (the “Eligibility Area”) who are at least fifteen (15) years old at the time of entry. Void where prohibited. Proof of residency and age may be required. Employees and directors of AEO Management Co., Sync Marketing LLC and their subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, and advertising or promotional agencies or individuals involved with the design, production, execution or distribution of the Contest and the immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or win. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, stepparents, children, stepchildren, siblings, stepsiblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year, whether related or not. In order to enter the Contest or receive a prize, you must fully comply with the Official Rules and, by entering, you represent and warrant that you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, whose decisions shall be binding and final in all respects relating to this Contest. A minor who is between 15-18 years of age and otherwise eligible to participate in the Contest must get his or her parent’s or legal guardian’s permission before entering the Contest. The Contest is void outside the Eligibility Area and wherever prohibited or restricted by law.
2. Sponsor and Administrator
Sponsor: AEO Management Co., 77 Hot Metal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203.
Administrator: Sync Marketing LLC, 10960 Wellworth Avenue, Unit 301, Los Angeles, CA 90024.
Contest begins March 4, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time and ends April 11, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (“Contest Entry Period”). Administrator is the official time keeper for this Contest. The Contest is governed by these Official Rules and is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws.
4. How to Enter
During the Contest Entry Period go to https://www.ae.com/aerie-real-life/aeriereal-changemakers-2021-application-information (the “Website”) and complete the online entry form by providing your first name, last name, email address, Zip code or postal code, phone number, choice of either Instagram handle, Twitter handle or YouTube handle, and create a YouTube video that tells us which area your change will impact and provide a link to your YouTube video (the “Video”) that explains who you are, how you’re making (or will make) change, and how $20,000 will help make your idea real (the “Submission”). Video must not exceed two (2) minutes in length. When you upload the Submission, you will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Contest.
Nominate Someone Else:
During the Contest Entry Period go to https://www.ae.com/aerie-real-life/aeriereal-changemakers-2021-application-information (the “Website”) and complete the online entry form by providing your first name, last name, name of nominee (“Nominee”), email address, Zip code or postal code, phone number, choice of either your Nominee’s Instagram handle, Twitter handle or YouTube handle, and create a YouTube video that tells us which area your Nominee’s change will impact and provide a link to a YouTube video (the “Video”) that explains who they are, how they’re making (or will make) change, and how $20,000 will help make their idea real (also a “Submission”). Video must not exceed two (2) minutes in length. When you upload the Submission, the Nominee receives one (1) entry into the Contest.
You must have permission from the Nominee to make the Submission on the Nominee’s behalf. A Nominee must meet all Contest eligibility.
5. Submission Requirements
The Submission must comply with the following requirements: (i) the Submission may not feature any person other than entrant unless entrant has obtained all necessary written permissions and releases from such persons prior to submission and such persons are over the age of majority in his/her state of legal residence; (ii) other than the Sponsor, its products, brands and/or logos, the Submission may not show, contain, mention, depict, refer or otherwise allude to the name, logo or product of any other retailer, manufacturer, brand, product, store, place of business, person, company or character in such a way or manner as to imply an affiliation with, or endorsement of, the Sponsor, its products, brands and/or this Contest; (iii) the Submission must be entrant’s own original work (or the entrant must have the rights from the videographer to make the submission), created solely by entrant and not created professionally; must not have been previously published, released or distributed in any form; must not have won any award; and must not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights of any person or entity; (iv) the Submission may not contain, mention, refer or otherwise allude to any material that is violent, lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, racially or morally offensive or otherwise contain inappropriate content or objectionable material; (v) the Submission cannot promote alcohol, illegal drugs or tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing), any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any political agenda or message; (vi) the Submission cannot in any manner defame, misrepresent, contain disparaging remarks or reflect negatively about Sponsor, its products, or other people, products or companies or their products, or in any way reflect negatively upon such parties or explicitly or implicitly communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill with which Sponsor wishes to be associated, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion; (vii) the Submission cannot itself be in violation of any law; and (viii) the Submission must otherwise be in compliance with these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Submission that Sponsor believes, in its sole discretion, does not comply with or is in violation of these Official Rules or that otherwise contains prohibited or inappropriate content.
6. Grant of Rights
By submitting a Submission (either a self-nomination or nominating someone else) the entrant grants to Sponsor a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, royalty free, sub-licensable and unrestricted right and license to adapt, publish, use, edit, and/or modify such Submission (and/or any element contained therein) in any way (including but not limited to any and all advertising and marketing efforts, inclusion on digital and social media channels, in-store and other point-of-sale marketing, digital billboards and other out-of-home marketing and post the Submission on the internet or use the Submission in any other way in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
By submitting a Submission (either a self-nomination or nominating someone else), the entrant represents and warrants that he/she has all rights, title and interest necessary to grant the Sponsor the worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, royalty free, sub-licensable and unrestricted right and license to adapt, publish, use, edit, and/or modify such Submission (and/or any element contained therein) in any way (including but not limited to any and all advertising and marketing efforts, inclusion on digital and social media channels, in-store and other point-of-sale marketing, digital billboards and other out-of-home marketing and post the Submission on the internet or use the Submission in any other way in Sponsor’s sole discretion and agrees to indemnify and hold Sponsor harmless, to the fullest extent permitted by law, from any claims to the contrary.
7. Representations and Warranties/Indemnification
Each person who enters this Contest represents and warrants as follows: (i) entrant has obtained any and all necessary permissions required to submit the Submission and for Sponsor’s right to use the Submission for any purpose, including the consent of any identifiable third person(s) appearing in the Submission, and entrant can and will make written copies of such permissions available to Sponsor upon request; (ii) the Submission is owned by entrant and has not been previously published, distributed or otherwise exploited; (iii) the Submission is wholly original with entrant and, as of the date of submission, the Submission is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim; (iv) the Submission does not and will not violate or infringe upon the intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or entity, including, but not limited to, rights of privacy and publicity; and (v) the Submission does not and will not violate any applicable laws, and is not and will not be considered defamatory or libelous. Each entrant hereby agrees to indemnify and hold the Sponsor, Administrator and their subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors harmless from and against any and all third party claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses relating to or arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties, representations or agreements of entrant hereunder.
8. Winner Determination
After the end of the Contest Entry Period, a panel of qualified judges determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion (collectively, “Contest Judges”) will select the thirty-five (35) best Submissions (the “Finalists”) from among all eligible Submissions that were submitted, based on an application of the following criteria:
- Concept 50%;
- Feasibility of action 25%; and
- Passion & dedication 25%.
On or about the week of May 10, 2021, Administrator will contact the Finalists to schedule video interviews. If a Finalist is a Nominee, it will be the individual that is the Nominee that will be contacted for the video interview (and not the individual that submitted on the Nominee’s behalf). Exact date and time of each video interview will be determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Then, the Contest Judges will conduct video interviews the weeks of May 10th and May 17th with the thirty-five (35) Finalists using the same criteria listed above to determine the twenty (20) grand prize winners. In the event of any tie at any phase of the judging, the entrant who receives the higher score in the “Concept” category, as determined by the qualified judges in their sole discretion, will be selected from among the tied entrants as the potential prize winner or potential Finalist. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Entry Period and the quality of the Submissions.
ON OR ABOUT JUNE 10, 2021, GRAND PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED USING THE EMAIL ADDRESS OR PHONE NUMBER PROVIDED WITH THE ENTRY AND WILL BE REQUIRED TO RESPOND WITHIN 48 HOURS OF NOTIFICATION VIA EMAIL AND MAY BE AWARDED THE PRIZE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION AND ELIGIBLTY AND COMPLIANCE WITH THESE TERMS OF THE OFFICIAL RULES. Grand prize winners must follow the initial prize claim instructions and any subsequent claim instructions, or the prize will be forfeited in its entirety. Sponsor’s decisions as to the administration and operation of the Contest and the selection of the grand prize winners are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. If the grand prize winner is between 15-18 years of age but a minor in his/her state/province of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of such Finalist’s parent or legal guardian. Failure by grand prize winners to respond to the initial verification within 48 hours of notification will result in disqualification and Administrator will select an alternate Finalist in the same manner. Odds of winning a Contest prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Entry Period. Limit of one prize per person for the Contest.
9. POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR AND/OR ADMINISTRATOR. SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR’S DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE ADMINISTRATION, OPERATION, SELECTION OF THE POTENTIAL WINNERS AND OTHER MATTERS RELATED TO THE CONTEST.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
10. Verification of Potential Winners
Potential winners may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability and Publicity Release (where permitted by law) (collectively, the “Affidavit”) by the date specified by Sponsor, or an alternate potential winner may be selected. In the event: (a) potential winner cannot be reached for whatever reason after a reasonable effort has been exerted or the potential winner notification or Affidavit is returned as undeliverable; (b) potential winner declines or cannot accept, receive or use the prize for any reason; (c) of noncompliance with the above or within any of the aforesaid time periods, (d) potential winner is found to be ineligible to enter the Contest or receive the prize, (e) potential winner cannot or does not comply with the Official Rules, or (f) potential winner fails to fulfill any Affidavit-related obligations, the potential winner shall be disqualified from the Contest and an alternate potential winner may be selected, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, from among the other eligible entries received. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to modify the notification and Affidavit procedures in connection with the selection of alternate potential winner, if any.
11. Grand Prizes
Twenty (20) grand prizes will be awarded. Each grand prize winner (the “Winner”) will receive US $20,000 in the form of a check. If a grand prize winner is a Nominee, it will be the individual that is the Nominee that will win the prize (and not the individual that submitted on the Nominee’s behalf).
For all Prizes: No cash equivalent for the prize, prize is non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Winner is responsible for all taxes, duties, and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. All federal, state, and local tax liabilities, as well as any other costs and expenses not specified herein as being awarded are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Winner may be required to complete and return an IRS W-9 form (i.e. Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification). Prize will be awarded only if the Winner fully complies with these Official Rules. Total ARV of all prizes is US $400,000.
12. Entry Conditions and Release
By submitting an entry or otherwise participating in this Contest you understand and hereby agree to: (i) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and Administrator which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Contest; (ii) defend, indemnify, release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Administrator and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, celebrities, and any other person and organization responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Contest, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to: (a) the Contest or any information provided by you in connection with the Contest, including but not limited to any Contest-related activity or element thereof, the receipt of marketing messages, participation or inability to participate in the Contest or in any parts thereof, (b) the violation of any third party privacy, personal, publicity or proprietary rights, (c) typographical errors in these Official Rules or any Contest-related promotional materials, (d) acceptance, possession, defects in, use, misuse or inability to use a prize (or any component thereof), (e) any change in the prizing (or any components thereof) due to unavailability, or due to reasons beyond the Sponsor’s control, including but not limited to by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not such action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened or actual terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause, or as otherwise permitted in these Official Rules, (f) any interruptions in or postponement, cancellation, or modification of the Contest, (g) human error, (h) incorrect or inaccurate transcription, receipt or transmission of any part of the entry (including, without limitation, the entry information or any parts thereof), (i) any technical malfunctions or unavailability of the Website, or any telephone network, computer online system, computer timing and/or dating mechanism, computer equipment, software, or Internet service provider, or mail service utilized by any of the Released Parties or by an entrant, (j) interruption or inability to access the Contest, the Website, or any other promotion-related web pages (in either direction), or any Internet online service or cellular service (as applicable) due to hardware or software compatibility problems, (k) any damage to entrant’s (or any third person’s) computer or wireless device (as applicable) and/or its contents related to or resulting from any part of the Contest, (l) any lost/delayed data transmissions (in either direction), omissions, interruptions, defects, and/or any other errors or malfunctions, (m) any late, lost, stolen, mutilated, misdirected, illegible, delayed, garbled, corrupted, destroyed, incomplete, undeliverable or damaged entries (n) any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of the Released Parties, or any of their agents or employees, and/or (o) cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carrier(s), or other transportation companies, hotel(s), or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same, (p) lost, stolen, damaged, delayed, or misdirected baggage or (q) lost, late, stolen, misdirected, damaged or destroyed prizing (or any element thereof); and (iii) to waive all of your rights to bring any claim, action, or proceeding against any of the Released Parties in connection with this Contest. Winner acknowledges that all prizes are awarded as-is without warranty of any kind.
Except where prohibited or restricted by law, by entering a Submission constitutes the Entrant’s agreement and consent for Sponsor and any of its designees to use and/or publish Entrant’s full name, city and state of residence, photographs or other likenesses, pictures, portraits, video, voice, testimonials, biographical information (in whole or in part), and/or statements made by Entrant regarding the Contest or Sponsor, worldwide and in perpetuity for any and all purposes, including, but not limited to, advertising, trade and/or promotion on behalf of Sponsor, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised, including, but not limited to, print, TV, radio, electronic, cable, or World Wide Web, without further limitation, restriction, compensation, notice, review, or approval.
14. General Conditions
Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors shall not have any obligation or responsibility, including any responsibility to award any prize to entrants, with regard to: (a) entries that contain inaccurate information or do not comply with or violate the Official Rules; (b) entries, prize claims or notifications that are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient, in whole or in part, due to computer, human or technical error of any kind; (c) entrants who have committed fraud or deception in entering or participating in the Contest or claiming the prize; (d) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (e) any inability of the Winner to accept the prize for any reason; (f) if a prize cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions due to Acts of God, natural disasters, terrorism, weather or any other similar event beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control; or (g) any damages, injuries or losses of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from awarding, acceptance, possession, use, misuse, loss or misdirection of any prize or resulting from participating in this Contest or any promotion or prize related activities. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be (a) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest, or with any Website promoting the Contest; (b) acting in violation of the Official Rules; or (c) entering or attempting to enter the Contest multiple times through the use of multiple email addresses or the use of any robotic or automated devices to submit entries. No groups, clubs or organizations may participate in this Contest or reproduce or distribute any portion of these Official Rules or marketing to its members. If Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that technical difficulties or unforeseen events compromise the integrity or viability of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right to void the entries at issue, and/or terminate the relevant portion of the Contest, including the entire Contest, and/or modify the Contest and/or award the prize from all eligible entries received as of the termination date.
15. Limitations of Liability
The Released Parties are not responsible for: (a) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (b) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (c) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (d) technical or human error in the administration of the Contest or the processing of registrations; or (e) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s registration is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Contest. No more than the stated number of each prize will be awarded.
Entrants agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (b) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court or the appropriate Pennsylvania State Court located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; (c) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (d) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Pennsylvania, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Pennsylvania or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Pennsylvania.
17. Entrant’s Personal Information
18. Contest Results
For Contest results (available after October 1, 2021), send an email with the subject line of “Winners List – #AerieREAL Change Contest” to firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests for the Winners List must be received by December 1, 2021.
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