Contest Official Rules 2021

Contest Official Rules

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. VALID IN THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ONLY. ENTRY IN THIS CONTEST CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

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The Fit Girls’ Progress Contest (the "Contest") is intended to give participants ("Entrant(s)" or "You") in Fit Girls’ Challenges extra motivation to meet their fitness goals and an opportunity to share their stories with the Fit Girls’ community. Judges will choose the winning entries, and prizes will be awarded in accordance with these Official Rules (these "Rules").

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1. BINDING AGREEMENT: In order to enter the Contest, you must agree to the Rules. Therefore, please read these Rules prior to entry to ensure you understand and agree. These Rules form a binding legal agreement between you and FGW Media, Ltd. (“Fit Girls” or “Sponsor”) with respect to the Contest.

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2. ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to enter the Contest, an Entrant must: (a) be a U.S. citizen or a legal U.S. resident (i.e. must be able to show proof of legal residence); (b) be 18 years old or over; (c) participate in a Fit Girls’ Challenge; and (d) have internet access. Employees of Fit Girls, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotions agencies, suppliers, and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate in the Contest. The Content is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Contest is void in Arizona and where prohibited by law.

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3. SPONSOR: The Contest is sponsored by FGW Media, Ltd., 60 B W. Terra Cotta Ave #299 Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014.

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4. PRIZES: 15 prizes will be awarded. Each prize is a Fit Girl Bundle + $100 Amazon electronic gift card (the “Prize”).

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5. CONTEST PERIOD: The Contest begins at the time of announcement on Fit Girls’ page on Instagram (@fitgirlsguide) and ends five (5) weeks (35 days) later at 11:59 p.m. Central Time (“Contest Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Contest.

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6. ODDS: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Submissions received during the Contest Period.

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7. HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. To enter the Contest, visit the Contest website located at www.fitgirls.com ("Contest Site") during the Contest Period and follow the instructions that appear under “Progress Picture Eligibility". LIMIT ONE (1) SUBMISSION PER ENTRANT. Subsequent Submissions will be disqualified. To be considered for the Contest, Submissions must be: (i) complete (as determined by Fit Girls); (ii) received by the end of the Contest Period; and (iii) in English (unless otherwise specified). Machine or computer-generated mass Submissions will be disqualified. Any Submissions not meeting the aforementioned criteria will be disqualified. Fit Girls accepts no responsibility for Submissions lost, delayed, corrupted, or unopenable, howsoever caused.

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8. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS. The before and after photographs, your story, and any other material you submit to participate in the Contest (the “Submission”) must meet the following criteria ("Submission Requirements"), the Submission must:

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1. Not be derogatory, offensive, threatening, defamatory, disparaging, libelous or contain any content that is inappropriate, indecent, sexual, profane, tortious, slanderous, discriminatory in any way, or promote hatred or harm against any group or person, or otherwise not comply with the theme and spirit of the Contest.

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2. Not contain content, material or any element that is unlawful, or otherwise in violation of or contrary to all applicable federal, state, or local laws and regulation including the laws or regulations in any state where your Submission is created.

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3. Not contain any content, material or element that displays any third party advertising, slogan, logo, trademark, or otherwise indicates a sponsorship or endorsement by a third party, commercial entity or that is not within the spirit of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.

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4. Be made up of original, unpublished works that do not contain, incorporate or otherwise use any content, material or element that is owned by a third party or entity.

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5. Not include photographs that show any evidence of digital alteration of the subject matter and scene as it appeared beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.).

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6. Not contain any content, element, or material that violates a third party's publicity, privacy or intellectual property rights.

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7. Not be the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim.

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8. Include before and after photographs that are photographs of you.

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9. Not include any disparaging remarks relating to the Sponsor or a third party.

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The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant who submits a Submission that does not, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, meet the Submission Requirements. Incomplete Submissions or Submissions not complying with these Rules are subject to disqualification.

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9. JUDGES: Judging will be conducted by a panel of Sponsor employees (the “Panel”).

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10. JUDGING: Each Submission will be evaluated and scored based on the following "Criteria":

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1. Image quality: How clearly the Panel may view the fitness progress of the Entrant in the submitted photographs based on positioning, image sharpness, lighting, setting, and other qualities related to photograph arrangement and clarity.

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2. Ease of comparison: The extent to which the Panel can determine the Entrant’s fitness progress from the before and after photographs in the Submission, for example, due to similar conditions when the before and after photographs are taken (same lighting, clothes, room, hair arrangement, etc.).

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3. Extent of progress: The extent to which the before and after photographs in the Submission show the Entrant’s progress toward greater physical fitness.

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4. Feasibility of progress: The extent to which the Entrant’s fitness progress seems feasible as a result of the Entrant’s participation in a Fit Girls’ Challenge. The Panel will disqualify Submissions that appear to show that the Entrant took unhealthy measures, such as a crash diet, to achieve his or her results.

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5. Diversity: The extent to which an Entrant, as apparent from his or her submitted photographs, represents physical diversity.

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6. Story: The submitted story will be judged on the quality of the writing, the extent to which the story demonstrates a healthy, positive attitude toward fitness and toward the Entrant’s body, and the extent to which the story includes details about how the Entrant achieved fitness progress, especially in the face of obstacles.

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Tie-breaker: In the event of a tie, the Panel will re-evaluate the tied Submissions according to the Criteria and put up the tied Submissions for a re-vote of the Panel until the tie is broken.

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Decisions of the Panel are final and binding. In the event there are not enough eligible Submissions, not all prizes will be awarded. If a potential winner is unable for whatever reason to accept his or her prize, then Fit Girls reserves the right to award the prize to another Entrant.

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Notification of Winners: Becoming a winner is subject to validation and verification of eligibility and compliance with all the terms and conditions set forth in these Rules. If a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the Submission that received the next highest total score will be chosen as the potential winner. The potential winner(s) will be notified within 30 days, that is no later than 45 days of the end of the Contest period by email at the email address submitted with the potential winner(s)’ Submission. If a potential winner does not respond to the notification attempt within three (3) days from the first notification attempt, then such potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected from among all eligible Submissions received based on the judging Criteria described herein. Alternate potential winner(s) may be notified more than within 30 days of the end of the Contest period due to delays in contacting the original potential winner(s).

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Except where prohibited by law, acceptance of the Prize constitutes permission for Sponsor to use winner’s name, hometown, likeness, statements, social media handle, and other personally identifiable information for promotional, advertising and marketing purposes in any media throughout the world without additional prizes, incentives, considerations, consents, or reviews.

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11. PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Prize winners may be required to fill out any applicable forms/paperwork (e.g. tax forms) electronically or by stamped, self-addressed envelope, and upon receipt by Sponsor of said paperwork, will have the Prize mailed to their residence and may be required to provide a signature. The Prize may not be transferred or assigned. No cash or other substitutions of any kind may be made, except by the Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute a Prize in whole or in part with another prize of comparable or greater value if the intended Prize is not available for any reason as determined solely by the Sponsor. The Prize winner is responsible for all taxes (including but not limited to, federal, state, local and/or income) on the Prize. Sponsor has not made and is not responsible in any manner for any warranties, representations, or guarantees, express or implied, in fact or law, relating to the Prize.

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12. PRIVACY: Submissions are subject to Sponsor's Privacy Policy: www.fitgirls.com/pages/privacy-policy.

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13. GENERAL CONDITIONS/RELEASE: By participating, Entrant agrees to release Contest Entities, including the Sponsor, and its affiliates, as well as each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by the Entrant’s participation in the Contest.

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The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (5) 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.

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Any attempts by an Entrant (at Sponsor’s sole discretion) to deliberately damage the website, tamper with entry process, or otherwise undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to cooperate in the prosecution of any such individual(s) and to pursue all legal remedies to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant and/or to cancel, terminate, suspend or modify the Contest if the Contest is not capable of being executed as planned, or due to infection by computer, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, actions of the Entrants, technical failures, or any other cause that, in the opinion of the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, corrupt or affect the security, integrity, fairness, and proper conduct of the Contest..

Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

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14. DISPUTES: By participating, all Entrants agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of actions arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively before a court located in the State of Illinois, having jurisdiction. Furthermore, in any dispute under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including but not limited to, attorneys’ fees, other than out-of-pocket expenses (costs associated with entering the Contest), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

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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 Illinois, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Illinois or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Illinois.

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15. WARRANTY AND INDEMNITY: Entrants warrant that their Submissions are their own original work and, as such, they are the sole and exclusive owner and rights holder of the submitted Submission and that they have the right to submit the Submission in the Contest and grant all required licenses. Each Entrant agrees not to submit any Submission that: (a) infringes any third party proprietary rights, intellectual property rights, industrial property rights, personal or moral rights or any other rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, trade names, industrial designs, patent, trade secret, privacy, publicity or confidentiality obligations; or (b) otherwise violates applicable state, federal, or local law.

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16. WINNER'S LIST: To obtain a copy of the winner’s name(s) or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:

FGW Media, LTD.

60 B W. TERRA COTTA AVE.

SUITE #299

Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014

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(Residents of Vermont need not supply postage).