Budsies Social Sweepstakes

Art Contest: Official Rules & Regulations

I. Eligibility 

(a) The Budsies September Social Sweepstakes (henceforth referred to as “Contest”) is solely operated by Budsies LLC and is open to both domestic and international participants with a public Facebook or Instagram account. 

(b) Entries into this Contest must be of an original drawing made by the account submitting the artwork, OR an account posting on behalf of whoever drew the artwork.

(c) Duplicate entries on the same social platform will not count. Entrants can enter once on Instagram and once on Facebook for a total of (2) chances to win.

(d) Any and all artwork submitted must be suitable for plush creation and is subject to the discretion of Budsies LLC. We cannot accept pictures of landscapes, suggestive drawings, or anything else that would violate the mission statement of Budsies LLC. 

(e) Drawings must adhere to the theme of the Sweepstakes, “FairyTales in Fall”

    1. This category includes, but is not limited to, princes, princesses, made-up characters, fantastical animals, dragons, mermaids, unicorns, etc. The more creative, the better! 

II. Agreement To Rules

By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Budsies LLC as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.

III. Campaign Period

(a) Entries will be accepted on Facebook and Instagram starting on Friday, September 20th, 2019  and ending on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 at 11:59pm EST. 

(b) No entries will be accepted after Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 at 11:59pm EST. 

IV. How To Enter

(a) The Campaign must be entered by submitting an entry via Facebook or Instagram. The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Budsies LLC.

(b) You may enter twice, once on Instagram and once on Facebook. You must provide the original artwork image created in this post, preferably held by the creator, however this is not a requirement. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple social media accounts, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Budsies LLC.

(c) After posting the image, You must follow Budsies on either Instagram or Facebook and tag @Budsies on Instagram, or post on the Budsies Facebook Wall if entering via Facebook. Attached to your photo, please provide the exact caption stated below:

“Entering @Budsies sweepstakes to bring our art to life as a real stuffed animal #BudsiesArtContest2019”

(d) You must use the associated hashtag, or your entry will not count. 

(e) Your social media profile MUST be set to public in order for Budsies LLC to view your entry and deem it acceptable. 

To do this on Instagram, click on your profile tab in the bottom right corner. 

      1. Click “Edit Profile” beneath your Instagram Bio

      2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and tap “Settings” in the bottom right hand corner.

      3. Click on “Privacy”

      4. Make sure you’re switched to “Public” 

To do this on Facebook, make sure when you post to the Budsies Facebook Wall, you click the dropdown button below your name and set the post to “Public”

V. Prizes

(a) The Winner(s) of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive a custom stuffed animal made from their drawing, approximately valued at $139 USD. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Budsies LLC. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted

(b) Additionally, the Grand Prize Winner (selected randomly) will get $100 to donate to the charity of their choosing. This prize is not redeemable for cash value. 

(c) An additional Superlative Winner will be added at 1,000, 2,000, 3,000, and 4,000 entries Budsies LLC. These Winners will also get a Budsies custom stuffed animal of the drawing they submitted. These Superlative Winners will be determined and announced after the contest entry period has closed and are at the sole discretion of Budsies LLC. 

(d) A maximum of 4 additional Superlative Winners will be chosen for a total of 5 potential winners. Only the Grand Prize Winner (selected randomly) will receive the $100 charity donation.

    1. The superlatives are as follows: 

      • After 1,000 entries, “Best Use Of Color” 

      • After 2,000 entries, “Cutest Drawing”

      • After 3,000 entries, “Most Creative Creature”

      • After 4,000 entries, “Funniest Drawing”

(e) The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Budsies LLC to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

VI. Odds

Chance of winning is based solely on the number of entrants. There is no voting component associated with the Grand Prize winning. Budsies LLC has final say when determining the winner.

VII. Winner Selection and Notification

(a) Winner will be selected through Random Number Generation under the supervision of Budsies LLC. Winner will be announced via Facebook and Instagram live on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019. Budsies shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 7 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. 

(b) Further “Superlative” winners will be hand-selected by Budsies LLC and will also be announced on social media based on the number of total Entrants.


VIII. Rights Granted By You

By entering this contest and submitting your photo, You understand and agree that Budsies LLC, anyone acting on behalf of Budsies LLC, and Budsies LLC licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent.

IX. Privacy Policy

Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Budsies LLC website: Budsies.com.

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