Girls Scouts Coloring Contest

“Girl Scouts Coloring Contest” (the “Promotion”)



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By entering this Promotion, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules.  Any violation of these rules may, at Sponsor’s discretion, result in disqualification.  All decisions of the judges regarding this Promotion are final and binding in all respects.

PROMOTION PERIOD.  Promotion begins January 7, 2018 ends 11:00 AM ET January 17, 2018, when all entries must be received (“Promotion Period”)

  1. ELIGIBILITY. This Promotion is only open to legal residents of New York, except officers, directors, members, and employees of the Sponsor, the judging organization (if applicable), or any other party associated with the development or administration of this Promotion, and the immediate family (i.e., parents, children, siblings, spouse), and persons residing in the same household, as such individuals. Winners of past Coloring Contests are not eligible. This Promotion is void outside ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­New York and where prohibited.
  1. HOW TO ENTER. During the Promotion Period, retrieve the full page coloring template from the Sunday, January 7, 2018 Syracuse Post-Standard, color in the template using the materials allowed for your class as outlined below, complete the entry form including the child’s name, entry class, mailing address and daytime phone number (“Submission).  Submit the completed template by mailing to Advance Media NY- ATTN: Coloring Contest, 220 S. Warren St. Syracuse, NY 13202 or by dropping off to the Advance Media NY office located at 220 S. Warren St. Syracuse, NY 13202 by the end of the Promotion Period.  Coloring templates will also be available for download at  Entry classes are as follows:
  • Class 1 is for children ages 2 to 6 or younger, with no help from others. Entries in this division are limited to crayons, watercolors, markers of colored pencils.
  • Class 2 is for children ages 7 to 10, with no help from others. Entries in this division are limited to crayons, watercolors, markers or colored pencils.
  • Class 3 is for children ages 2 to 10, where parents or legal guardians, or older brothers and sisters may help. Entries in this division may make use of cotton, special paints or other art techniques.
    • Entrants represent and warrant that their Submission is the original work of such entrant, it has not been copied from others, and it does not violate the rights of any other person or entity.  Entrant further represents and warrants that their Submission adheres to the fundamental spirit of the Promotion and does not contain any defamatory, obscene or otherwise unlawful matter or depict anyone engaged in any illegal, immoral or lewd act, any violent or pornographic material or contain any other inappropriate content  (as determined by Sponsor).  Limit: One entry per person during the Promotion Period.
  1. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION. All entries will be judged on or about 12:00 NOON ET January 17, 2018 (the “Judging Date”) at The Advance Media NY offices by a panel of judges comprised of representatives of Advance Media NY. The judges will score entries based on the following criteria:  Creativity (50%), use of color (50%).  The one (1) entry from each class with the highest overall score will be declared a potential winner. The next two (2) entries from each class with the highest overall scores will be declared Runners-up. In the event of a tie, the entry with the higher score in the Creativity criteria will prevail. Potential winners and runners-up will be announced at the event.  Winners do not need to be present to win.  If potential winner is not present, any potential winner will be notified by mail or telephoneIf a potential winner (or their parent or legal guardian): (i) cannot be contacted; (ii) does not respond within five (5) days from the date the Sponsor first tries to notify him/her; (iii) fails to return the Affidavit and Release as specified in Rule 9; (iv) refuses the prize; and/or (v) the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits all rights to win the Promotion or receive the prize, and an alternate potential winner may be selected.  Upon contacting a potential winner and determining that he/she has met all eligibility requirements of the Promotion, including without limitation the execution of required waivers, publicity and liability releases and disclaimers, and, at Sponsor’s discretion, successful completion of a background check, such individual will be declared the “winner” of the Promotion.
  1. PRIZE DESCRIPTION. There will be one (3) winner from each class for a total of three (9) winners.  The prize for 1st place in each category is one (1) $100 Visa Card (may be subject to certain restrictions including expiration date).  The prize for 2nd place in each category is (1) $75 Visa Card and the prize for 3rd place in each category is (1) $50 Visa Card. Plus each of the (9) winners will get an 8 pack of Girl Scout famous cookies (1 of each kind) as a prize in addition to the gift cards. Winners and runners-up will be invited for a photo shoot and milk and cookies reception at Advance Media NY on January 19th, 2018.


  1. TAXES. All federal, state and/or local income and other taxes, if any, are the winner’s sole responsibility.
  1. OWNERSHIP AND LICENSE. All entry materials become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.  The copyright in any Submission shall remain the property of the entrant, but entry into this Promotion constitutes entrant’s irrevocable and perpetual permission and consent, without further compensation, with or without attribution, to use, reproduce, print, publish, transmit, distribute, sell, perform, adapt, enhance, or display such Submission, and the entrant’s name and/or likeness, for any purpose, including but not limited to editorial, advertising, trade, commercial, and publicity purposes by the Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor, in any and all media now in existence or hereinafter created, throughout the world, for the duration or the copyright in the Submission.  Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor shall have the right to edit, adapt, and modify the Submission.


  1. NO PRIZE TRANSFER OR SUBSTITUTION. No prize or any portion thereof is transferable or redeemable for cash. No substitutions for prize except by Sponsor, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be substituted.
  1. CONSENT AND RELEASE. By entering the Promotion, each entrant releases and discharges the Sponsor, judging organization (if applicable), and any other party associated with the development or administration of this Promotion, their parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, “Sponsor Entities”), from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with this Promotion, including without limitation legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demands or actions of any kind (including without limitation personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction or property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light) (collectively, “Claims”).  Except where prohibited: (i) entry into the Promotion constitutes the consent of each entrant, without further compensation, to use his/her name, likeness, biographical data, contact information and his/her Submission for editorial, advertising, marketing, publicity, and administrative purposes by the Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor; (ii) acceptance of a prize constitutes a release by any winner of the Sponsor Entities of any and all Claims in connection with the administration of this Promotion and the use, misuse, or possession of his/her Submission or any prize; (iii) any potential winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility (including social security number) and a liability/publicity/copyright release; and (iv) if prize involves travel or activities, any potential winner and travel companion (if applicable) may be required to execute releases of the Sponsor from any and all liability with respect to participation in such travel/activities and/or use of the prize.  Fully-executed affidavits and releases must be received by Sponsor within five (5) days from the date that Sponsor first tries to notify the potential winner. Sponsor may conduct a background check to confirm any potential winner’s eligibility and compliance with these rules.  By entering, you agree to cooperate reasonably with any such background check. If the prize includes participation in any public event(s) or publicity, or if Sponsor Entities intend to publicize the winner in any way, and if a background check reveals that a potential winner has engaged in conduct that could damage the reputation or business of any Sponsor Entity, as determined by Sponsor in its discretion, the potential winner may be disqualified and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner.    If winner is deemed to be a minor under the jurisdiction of his/her residence, the prize will be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who must execute the necessary affidavit and release.


  1. DISCLAIMERS. (i) Sponsor not responsible for entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason.  (ii) Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or otherwise attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion.  (iii) Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Promotion if it is not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure, or technical failures of any sort.  (iv) Sponsor Entities are not responsible for errors in the administration or fulfillment of this Promotion, including without limitation mechanical, human, printing, distribution or production errors, and may cancel, terminate or modify this Promotion based upon such error at its sole discretion without liability. In no event will Sponsor be responsible for awarding more than the number of prizes specified in these rules. (v) In the event this Promotion is cancelled or terminated, pursuant to subparagraph (iii) or (iv), Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein.   (vi) SPONSOR ENTITIES MAKE NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR GUARANTEES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, AS REGARDS THIS PROMOTION OR THE MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING ANY PRIZE OR ANY COMPONENT OF ANY PRIZE.  (vii) CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.  (viii) The value(s) of the prize(s) set forth above represent Sponsor’s good faith determination of the approximate retail value(s) thereof; the actual fair market value(s) as ultimately determined by Sponsor, are final and binding and cannot be challenged or appealed.  In the event the stated approximate retail value(s) of a prize is more than the actual fair market value of that prize, the difference will not be awarded in cash or otherwise.  No substitution or compensation will be given for any portion of the prize that is not used.
  1. APPLICABLE LAWS AND JURISDICTION. This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. If any court of law, having the jurisdiction to decide on this matter, rules that any provision of these Official Rules is invalid or unenforceable, then that provision will be removed from the Official Rules, and the remaining provisions of these Official Rules will remain in full force and effect.  Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to any principles of conflict of laws.  All disputes arising out of or connected with this Promotion will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by a state or federal court located in Syracuse, New York.  Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of New York and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of New York To the extent permitted by applicable law, all judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this Promotion and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.
  1. WINNER LIST. For a list containing the names of the winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, within six (6) months of the Judging Date, to:  Winner List, “2018 Girl Scouts Coloring Contest,” 220 S. Warren St. Syracuse, NY 13202, Attn: Katie Wegerski
  1. SPONSORSHIP. This Promotion is sponsored by Advance Media NY, 220 S. Warren St. Syracuse, NY 13202 and The Girl Scouts of NY Penn Pathways, 8170 Thompson Road, Cicero, NY 13039, United States (individually and collectively, the “Sponsor”).