America’s Next Top Grommet Rules and Regulations

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About The Contest
Do you have what it takes to be America’s Next Top Grommet?
Ergophobia and Transworld Surf have partnered to bring you the next big thing in online contests. Are you sick of sending your sponsor me video to companies and never hearing back? Well this is your chance to be seen. America’s Next Top Grommet is an online video submission contest that will chose 6 finalists judged on performance, difficulty of maneuvers, style, creativity, and flare. The 6 finalists will receive a 1 year subscription to Transworld Surf Magazine and a huge box of Ergophobia product. The grand prize winner will receive a 1 year Ergophobia surf team contract with travel fund, contest entry fees, and photo incentive. Get off your computer and start gathering footage to become America’s Next Top Grommet.

HOW TO ENTER!
1. Go to the transworldsurf.com home page.
2. Scroll down to the “Your Currents” section.
3. Click the “upload video” button just under the header.

4. Enter the required information. Don’t forget to tag it with “ANTG” or “America’s Next Top Grommet”!

5. Go back and give yourself props for a job well done. Don’t forget to let all your friends know to prop you as well.
6. These were the quick and dirty instructions. Don’t forget to keep reading down the page for other important rules.

Rules and Regulations
The contest will run for a 6 month period commencing August 1st 2008. At the end of every month, the Transworld staff and Ergophobia staff will chose one winner to make the finals. The chosen winner each month will get a choke box of Ergophobia gear and have a 1 in 6 chance of winning the grand prize, which is a 1 year Ergophobia contract with travel fund, contest entry fees, and photo incentive. Here is what you need to know to get started:

1. Must be 17 years old or younger at time of video submission. (We will check)

2. All entries must be uploaded by midnight PST on the last day of every month to be in the running for that months winner. Any entrees after Midnight PST will carry over to the next month.

3. Contestants cannot have any signed contracts or commitments with other apparel or clothing companies.

4. Entries must be at least 60 seconds in length and MUST include both surf and lifestyle footage. (Get creative)

5. When uploading your video you MUST tag it “AMERICAS NEXT TOP GROMMET” or your video will not be entered into the contest.

6. There is no cost or purchase required to enter.

Contest Prizes
Monthly prizes:
- 1 year subscription to Transworld Surf Magazine.
- Box of Ergophobia product.
- Entered into the finals to have a 1 in 6 chance of winning the grand prize.

Grand Prize:
- 1 year surf team contract with Ergophobia which includes:
- $2500 travel fund
- $1500 worth of contest entry fees
- Photo incentive
Winner must obtain the permission of his/her parent or legal guardian to receive contract.

Legal Mumbo Jumbo
CHILDREN AND MINORS: Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy
Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

Additional information can be found on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission website. Any entrant who is a minor in his/her jurisdiction of legal residence will be required to obtain the permission of his/her parent or legal guardian to participate in this Contest.

Entrant must also have obtained all necessary permissions from anyone else featured in his/her Submission, including permission from parents or legal guardians of minors included in such Submission (written proof of such permission must be made available to Sponsor upon request).
Your participation in the Contest, including your submission of a video to transworldsurf.com shall be deemed to be your complete acceptance of the terms and conditions set out below by transworldsurf.com (hereinafter referred to as Organizer) and Ergophobia, LLC (hereinafter referred to as Sponsor).

1. Entries must be at least 60 seconds in length and MUST include both surf and lifestyle footage.

2. All entries must be uploaded by midnight PST on the last day of every month to be in the running for that months winner. Any entrees after Midnight PST will carry over to the next month.

3. When uploading your video you MUST tag it “AMERICAS NEXT TOP GROMMET” or your video will not be entered into the contest.

4. There is no cost or purchase required to enter this Contest.

5. Entry to the Contest is only open to persons 17 years or younger.

6. Employees and relatives of employees of Sponsor and Organizer and any entities affiliated or related to Sponsor and Organizer are not eligible to enter the Contest. For this purpose, the term “relative” shall mean spouse, partner, parent, child or sibling.

7. By submitting your contribution to the Organizer in relation to the Contest you agree to and thereby waive any and all moral rights that exist in your contribution to the Contest and any derivate works made there from.

8. By submitting your contribution to the Organizer in relation to the Contest you represent, warrant and undertake to Sponsor and Organizer that your contribution (i) is your own original work and that you have the sole right to submit it to the Contest (ii) does not violate in any way rights of third parties including copyright and other intellectual property rights and (iii) does not violate any applicable laws.

9. In the event that you breach any of your representations, warranties or undertakings contained herein Sponsor and Organizer shall be entitled to and may seek indemnification from you for recovery of all legal fees, damages, claims and other expenses that may be incurred by Sponsor or its affiliated entities as a result of your aforementioned breach.

10. Your contribution to the Contest should not include any content whatsoever which would reasonably be understood to be defamatory, threatening, distasteful, racist, unlawful or otherwise objectionable.

11. Sponsor and Organizer reserve the right to alter or modify your contribution to the Contest without notification or consent from you.

12. Sponsor and Organizer reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time and at its sole discretion.

13. Entrants agree to grant to Sponsor and Organizer an everlasting, royalty-free,
assignable, exclusive license to use, utilize, replicate, alter, adapt, modify, publish, broadcast, translate, produce derivative works from, distribute, present, play, sublicense and exercise all copyright and other intellectual property rights with respect to your contribution worldwide and/or to include your contribution in other works in any media now known or later created forever. Each entrant agrees and grants Sponsor and Organizer permission to make available and display/perform and otherwise distribute entrant’s name and video submission in all media in perpetuity without compensation. Except where legally prohibited, submission of an entry into this Contest constitutes permission for Sponsor and Organizer to use the entrant’s name, photograph, likeness, voice, address (city and province/state) and testimonials, in printed, broadcast media or new media, in perpetuity, in any manner they deem appropriate in connection with promoting the video submission itself or this Contest, without further compensation in connection with this Contest or the prize awarded.

14. Each entrant agrees to indemnify Sponsor from any third party claims arising from or related to that entrant’s participation in the Contest. By participating, entrants agree that Sponsor, Organizer involved in the development, production, implementation and distribution of this promotion and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, service providers, and agencies, and their directors, officers, agents, employees, attorneys, and any other person or entity associated with such entities and/ or promotion shall not be liable for any and all claims, damages, losses or injuries, including any third party claims, arising from or relating to, in whole or in part, this Contest, including entry and participation in this Contest and acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prizes. All entrants further agree that in the event of any third party claims, damages, losses or injuries, arising from or relating to this Contest, they will indemnify Organizer and Sponsor from any and all such claims, including the attorneys’ fees related thereto. Organizer and Sponsor shall not be responsible for any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions or other failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical or technical in nature, or any combination thereof, including any injury.

15. Entrants participating in this Contest are liable for any copyright infringements caused by their videos.

16. Entrant is responsible to secure permission from all talent included in the video. Sponsor and Organizer assume no responsibility for royalties or fees associated with talent performances in the entered videos.

17. Sponsor and Organizer assume no responsibility for lost or late entries or for incomplete computer transmissions or technical failures.

18. Sponsor and Organizer reserve the right not to accept entries that are considered inappropriate for the Contest.

Notification
- The winner will be contacted by phone and/or e-mail provided during registration.
- The winner and title of their entry will be announced on the web site.
- The winning video will be featured on the contest website.
- Prize will be delivered shortly after the winning videos are announced.

Video Creation Requirements
- Acceptable source video includes sources that are not copyrighted. Contestant takes responsibility that all images and soundtracks are not copyrighted material. This means, do NOT use commercial copyrighted music or images.
- Videos may not contain obscene language or content, including but not limited to: nudity, profanity, or graphic violence.
- Video must be at least 60 seconds in length.
- Videos must be submitted via the web as instructed after registration. If you have problems uploading, please contact us at topgrom@transworldsurf.com. If you are having problems uploading, you must contact us before the contest has expired.