NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS COMPETITION. OPEN ONLY TO WOMEN WHO ARE 18 YEARS OR OLDER WITH PROOF OF BIRTH OR LEGAL RESIDENCY IN AUSTRALIA. SEE FURTHER ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS BELOW. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR OTHERWISE RESTRICTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
By entering this “Maxim’s Finest Australia 2018 Model Competition” (the “Competition”), individuals submitting entries (each an “Entrant” and collectively, the “Entrants”) accept and unconditionally agree to be bound by these Official Rules (the “Rules”). Judges will choose the winning entries and a Grand Prize will be awarded in accordance with these Rules. Any violation of the Rules may, at Sponsor’s discretion, result in disqualification. All decisions of Sponsor regarding this Competition regarding this Competition are final and binding in all respects.
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Except as otherwise permitted herein, only one entry per person will be accepted; all subsequent entries will be disregarded. Entrants may submit their entry forms and photographs using the above procedures anytime during the period between December 25, 2017 and March 12th, 2018 (the “Entry Period”). Late Entrants shall be eligible to submit late entry forms and photographs using the above procedures anytime during the period between March 12th and March 21st, 2018. Date of entry during the Entry Period and Late Entry Period will not affect chances of being chosen.
Only the Entrant should appear in the Submitted Photographs. All Submitted Photographs must have been taken on or after Entrant reached eighteen (18) years of age, AND within the past six (6) months. Submitted Photographs shall not have been altered by software or other means to enhance the photo and must be suitable for publication. Submitted Photographs must not infringe or violate any right of any third party or entity, including but not limited to copyright, right of publicity, and right of privacy. Please check with the photographer to make sure that you have the rights to submit the photographs. Any Submitted Photographs exhibiting Entrant’s nipples or genitals will be rejected. The determination of whether any image exhibits Entrant’s nipples or genitals is in the sole discretion of Sponsor. False, deceptive or incomplete entries or other information provided by Entrants though the Competition shall render the entry ineligible at any point in the Competition regardless of when the problem is actually discovered.
Sponsor reserves the right to contact an Entrant to request resubmission of one or more of the Submitted Photographs and/or to request that the Entrant submit additional photos. While Entrants may have assistance in entering data and uploading the photographs, each Entrant must otherwise complete the entry forms herself. Any entries submitted by anyone other than the person appearing in the Submitted Photographs (including but not limited to entries submitted by modeling agencies) will be rejected. As set forth in greater detail below, submission of photographs and entry in the Competition constitutes consent to the use of the Submitted Photographs in Maxim magazine, Maxim branded digital apps and websites, and otherwise in connection with the Maxim brand, and in any and all media now known or hereafter discovered for the full duration of the copyright in the applicable Submitted Photographs. By entering into the Competition, Entrant represents and warrants that she owns or controls all necessary rights in the Submitted Photographs to grant Sponsor the rights described herein.
Submission of a qualifying entry grants Sponsor and its representatives and agents the right to publish, use, adapt, edit, and/or modify such entry in any way, in any and all media, without limitation and without consideration to Entrant. Submission of an entry further constitutes Entrant’s consent to irrevocably assign and transfer to Sponsor any and all rights, title, and interest in the entry, including, without limitation, all copyrights reserved.
Except as otherwise permitted herein, only one entry per person will be accepted; all subsequent entries will be disregarded. Entrants may submit their entry forms and photographs using the above procedures anytime during the period between December 25, 2017 and March 12th, 2018 (the “Entry Period&rdqo;). Late Entrants shall be eligible to submit late entry forms and photographs using the above procedures anytime during the period between March 12th and March 21st, 2018. Date of entry during the Entry Period and Late Entry Period will not affect chances of being chosen.
Throughout multiple rounds, as set forth below in more detail, visitors to the Website will have an opportunity to vote for their favorites among the posted Selected Entrants from each group. In the event that any Selected Entrant is determined to be ineligible, or if a claim is made that she does not own or control sufficient rights in the Submitted Photographs to grant the requisite rights to Sponsor, after her photographs have been posted, she may be disqualified in Sponsor’s sole discretion and her photo(s) will be removed, but Sponsor is not obligated to replace her with another Selected Entrant. The selection of the Entrants throughout each round shall be within the sole discretion of Sponsor, whose decisions shall be final, and shall be based on the criteria listed herein. Results of the public voting are one factor in selecting from each group of Entrants, but are not determinative.
Winning the Competition is not subject to random chance. The chances of being selected to proceed to each of the different rounds/phases of the Competition depend on the number of Entrants, on the judging criteria for each round/phase, and how well the Entrant rates on each such criterion compared to other Entrants. In the event of a tie, the Judging Panel shall judge the tied entries based upon the overall quality of each tied entry.
Phase 1: Maxim's Judging Panel will do a preliminary screen of all entries for compliance with the Rules and adherence to the judging criteria, as well as hand selecting models to advance to the initial public voting round.Preliminary Judging Rounds
Public voting begins (March 12) – Selected entrants will be divided equally into fifty (50) different groups.
Phase 2: TOP 15 (Starts March 12 and Ends March 21, 2018) - Public voting will help reduce each group to the top fifteen (15) models.
Phase 3: TOP 10 (Starts March 21 and Ends March 28, 2018) - Public voting will help reduce the top fifteen (15) to the top ten (10) models in each group.
Phase 4: TOP 5 (Starts March 28 and Ends April 4th, 2018) - Public voting will help reduce the top ten (10) to the top five (5) models in each group.
Phase 5: Group Winners (Starts April 4th and Ends April 11, 2018) - Public voting will help reduce the top five (5) models to one (1) preliminary winner in each group (50 total group winners). Second place group finishers will advance to the Wildcard Round.Wildcard Round (Voting Resets)
Phase 6: Wildcard Round (Starts April 12 and Ends April 15, 2018) – Fifty (50) second place group finishers will be divided evenly into ten (10) groups of five (5). On April 15, public voting will help reduce five (5) models to the one (1) wildcard winner from each group who will advance to the semi-finals.Semi-Finals (Voting Resets)
Phase 7: Semi-finals (Starts April 17 and Ends April 25, 2018) – Fifty (50) preliminary round winners and ten (10) wildcard group winners will be divided evenly into five groups of twelve (12 = ten group winners + two wildcard winners). On April 25, public voting will help reduce twelve (12) models to one (1) winner from each semi-finals group who will advance to the finals.Finals (Voting Resets)
Phase 8: Winner (Starts April 26 and Ends May 2, 2018) - Public voting will help reduce the top five (5) finalists to the one (1) winner (the “Grand Prize Winner”), subject to such individuals compliance with the Rules and any other applicable terms and conditions in connection with the Competition.
The Grand Prize Winner will be photographed by a professional photographer situated near the Grand Prize Winner’s residence. The Grand Prize Winner must be available for the photo shoot within 30 days after the competition ends, with specific dates to be determined. If the Grand Prize Winner is not available, an alternate winner may be selected, time permitting, 10 days after the competition ends. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a cash honorarium of $10,000 AUD. Cash winnings will be provided after receiving all necessary documentation in compliance with Competition eligibility and successful completion of feature photography at the Sponsor’s designated location. By agreeing to appear as the winner of the Competition, the Grand Prize Winner consents to the use of her name, photos, and/or likenesses for advertising and trade purposes in connection with the Maxim brand, including without limitation, the Maxim’s Finest Australia Competition, in any and all media known or hereinafter discovered without territorial or time limitations and without additional compensation, except where prohibited. No Grand Prize substitutions or cash redemptions allowed. By accepting prize money, the Grand Prize Winner acknowledges compliance with these Rules. To the extent that any federal and/or state income or other taxes apply to the value of the prize(s) and/or award(s) provided to the Grand Prize Winner, the Grand Prize Winner shall be solely responsible for the reporting and payment of such taxes. The Grand Prize Winner must have all necessary identification and/or travel documents.
ALL DECISIONS OF SPONSOR SHALL BE FINAL AND CONCLUSIVE ON ALL MATTERS RELATING TO THE COMPETITION.
ALL ENTRANTS, SELECTED ENTRANTS, AND THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER RELEASE, DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, PROMOTION ENTITIES, AND ALL PRIZE PROVIDERS, AND THE OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AND AGENTS OF EACH, FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO, OR IN ANY WAY ARISING FROM, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, THIS COMPETITION, PUBLICATION OR USE OF THE SUBMITTED PHOTOGRAPHS OR ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS, ENTRANTS’ NAMES AND LIKENESSES, AND/OR ACCEPTANCE, USE, MISUSE, LOSS, OR MISDIRECTION OF THE PRIZE, INCLUDING LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, DAMAGES, OR MONETARY LOSS.
IN NO EVENT SHALL SPONSOR, PROMOTION ENTITIES, OR ANY PRIZE PROVIDER BE LIABLE OR OBLIGATED TO AN ENTRANT, SELECTED ENTRANT, GRAND PRIZE WINNER, OR ANY THIRD PARTY IN ANY MANNER FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES OF ANY KIND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT PRODUCT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGES IN ADVANCE. THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY.
All causes of action arising out of or connected with this promotion, or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and court costs.