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    Blog Contest Presented by Wilsonart International, Inc.

    Hosted by Alt Summit

    Official Contest Rules

    No Purchase Necessary

    Eligibility: The Alt Summit Blog Contest (“Contest”) is open only to Alt Summit community members of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry and of majority age in state of residence. Employees of Wilsonart International, Alt Summit and any agencies or other companies involved in the development or execution of the Contest or production or distribution of Contest materials, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. 

    Sponsor: Wilsonart International, Inc., 2400 Wilson Place, Temple, TX 76504, U.S.A.

    Timing: The Contest begins on November 12, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on November 23, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Contest.

    Topic: Kitchen countertops are for creating, making, baking and eating. Write an original blog post about the most interesting thing you created on your kitchen countertop. It can be the most outrageous project you made, the most delicious food you baked, or the most decadent food you ate at your kitchen countertop (the "Topic").

    How to Enter:To enter, publish a post on your blog based on the topic during the promotion period. Send a link to your post to and let us know if you want the Alt Summit SLC ticket and a Wilsonart kitchen countertop makeover or just the Alt Summit SLC ticket. 

    Submission Requirements:  Submissions (1) The post must include the following statement at the bottom of the blog post: “This post is my entry into the Alt Summit Blog Contest sponsored by Wilsonart International, Inc.” (2) the entry cannot include the word “Formica”; (3) it cannot be derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; (4) must be original in all respects and must not infringe upon the rights of any third parties; (5) must be received during the Promotion Period. By entering the Contest, entrants attest to the fact that their submissions are true, accurate, original, and complete.  Submissions that do not comply with these requirements may be disqualified or Sponsor may contact you to fix the problem at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

    Winner Selection: All entries will be assigned a number, based on the order in which they are recieved by Alt Summit. Winners will be selected randomly using

    Winner Notification: Receiving a prize in the Contest is contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules. All potential winners are subject to verification before any prize will be awarded.  No substitution, cash redemption or transfer of prize by winners is permitted. All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of winners. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Where lawful, each potential winner must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability and/or a Publicity Release within seven (7) days of attempted notification by Sponsor. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to execute and return the Affidavit within the required time period or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner forfeits the prize and an alternate Winner will be selected according to the Judging Criteria.

    Prizes: Two (2) prizes will be awarded at the end of the Promotion Period. One (1) winner will receive an HD kitchen countertop makeover to include laminate material, design and edge of choice, sink from Wilsonart, and an Alt Summit SLC 2013 registration pass. One (1) winner will receive an Alt Summit SLC 2013 registration pass only. 

    Submission Ownership: Without limiting the generality of these Official Rules, and as a condition to and in consideration of participation in the Contest and whether or not an entrant wins a prize, by submitting a Submission, all entrants hereby grant Sponsor and those acting with its authority, the exclusive unrestricted, absolute, perpetual, worldwide right and license to use their name, address, photograph, likeness, voice, biographical and personal background information, statements, and Submission, and, without limitation, any notes, photograph, film, or video or audio tape that may be taken of such materials (the foregoing, collectively, the “Content”), without further compensation, consideration, or notice or permission, and to reproduce, copy, modify, create derivative works of, display, perform, exhibit, distribute, transmit or broadcast, publicly or otherwise, or otherwise use and permit to be used the Content or any part thereof, whether alone or in combination with other materials (including but not limited to text, data, images, photographs, illustrations, and graphics, video or audio segments of any nature), in any media or embodiment now known or hereafter developed (including but not limited to any format of any computer-based, Internet-based, electronic, magnetic, digital, laser or optical-based media), in connection with any advertising, promotion, publicity, trade, or other materials.

    Rights to Edit and Publish: By submitting a Submission, all entrants agree that Sponsor may revise, edit, or otherwise modify their Submissions in Sponsor’s sole discretion, and may illustrate Submissions with photographs or illustrations or both, at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor has sole discretion to decide whether, when, and how to publish any Submission.

    Release: By accepting prize, Winner agrees to release and hold Sponsor their respective directors, officers, employees, related companies, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and agents harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of acceptance, use, or misuse of prize. Entrants assume all liability for any injury, damage caused or claimed to be caused, or death by participation in this contest or acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize.

    General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. If terminated Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, determine the winners from among all non-suspect, eligible Submissions received up to time of such action using the judging procedure outlined above. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the Submission process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and void all associated Submissions. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. 

    Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate Texas State Court; (2) 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 (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, 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 Texas, U.S.A. without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Texas, U.S.A. or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Texas, U.S.A.

    Winner List: Winners will be listed on the Alt blog on November 26, 2012. 

    Entrant’s Personal Information: Information collected from entrant is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.