We want to see you dressed up as your favorite character from a movie, television show, or video game, or as your favorite actor or actress. In fact, we may even give you a prize if you have an especially awesome costume. To get in on all the fun/prize-winning, just join our Halloween Costume Contest group on Flickr and submit a picture of you in costume.
We’ll pick our four favorite submissions and dole out some sweet prizes. You could win:
Grand Prize: TiVo Series2 DT DVR
Second Place Prize: $100 BLOCKBUSTER GiftCard
Third Place Prize: $50 BLOCKBUSTER GiftCard
Runner-Up Prize: $25 BLOCKBUSTER GiftCard
Pictures must be submitted by October 28 to be eligible to win. We’ll announce the contest winners right here on the blog on Friday, October 30. Winners will also be notified via Flickr Mail.
If you’re a detail-oriented type, you may enjoy reading the OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES below.
Official Contest Rules:
OFFICIAL RULES BLOCKBUSTER COSTUME PHOTO CONTEST (the “Contest”) NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest runs from 10/1/2009, 10:01A.M. CT through 10/28/2009, 11:59 p.m. CT (“Entry Period”). All entries received after the Entry Period will not be considered. This Contest is sponsored by Blockbuster Inc. (“Sponsor”).
Entering: To enter, submit a photo of you dressed up as a movie, television show or video game character or actor/actress to the BLOCKBUSTER Costume Contest Site on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/groups/blockbustercostumecontest/ (the “Site”). Submission on the Site requires registration at flickr.com, which is free with a free Yahoo account. Sponsor is not responsible for your use of the Flickr site and/or your ability to register on flickr.com and/or yahoo.com. Duplicate entries of the same submission will not be considered.
By entering, you warrant that your materials are original and your own work, do not infringe on any third party’s rights, and that you have obtained any necessary permissions from any third party if a third party or third party’s property appears in the photograph. You must be the sole owner of the copyright of any image submitted. Further, you warrant your materials (i) are not sexually explicit, unnecessarily violent or derogatory, (ii) do not promote drugs, alcohol, or firearms, (iii) do not contain trademarks, logos or copyrighted materials owned by others, and (iv) do not depict the likeness of anyone or any personal property without their permission. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry if it finds in its sole discretion that any of the foregoing warranties are not true or finds an entry to be inappropriate, in its sole discretion. Sponsor is under no obligation to post any entry. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding.
Entrants retain ownership and all other rights to future use of the photographs they enter except for the following and as set forth otherwise herein: Your entry to the Contest constitutes your agreement to allow your entered photographs and your name, city, and state, without any fee or other form of compensation, to be published as a winner of the Contest on blockbuster.com and other websites, as determined in Blockbuster’s sole discretion, and Blockbuster may make and retain copies of each winner’s photograph for archival purposes.
Consent by Winners: Notwithstanding the preceding paragraph, all winning entries submitted to the Sponsor become the property of the Sponsor, and no correspondence will be entered into. Sponsor has the right and permission to use, publish, broadcast, reproduce, and distribute all winning photographs in any manner or media throughout the world in perpetuity, for any purposes whatsoever, including but not limited to, advertising and promotion.
Judging: Entries will be judged by Sponsor’s employees (“Contest Judges”) on the basis of costume creativity. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization will be disqualified.
Final Decision: On October 29, 2009 at approximately 10:00 AM Central Time, the Contest Judges will judge all eligible photos received during the Entry Period. Decisions of the Contest Judges are final and binding.
Eligibility: The contest is open to all legal US residents, 18 and older as of the start of the Contest. Void in Puerto Rico where prohibited or restricted by law. Contest subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. By participating, entrants agree to these official rules and accept decisions of the Sponsor as final. Persons who are employees (and those with whom such employees are domiciled) or agents of the Sponsor, its franchisees or their advertising and promotional agencies and the Contest Judges, are not eligible. The promotion is offered in the United States only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to Texas law.
Prizes: There will be one (1) Grand Prize consisting of one (1) TiVo Series2 DT DVR (approximate retail value of $149.99), one (1) Second Place Prize of consisting of a $100 BLOCKBUSTER GiftCard® (each a “GiftCard” and collectively, the “GiftCards”), one (1) Third Place Prize consisting of a $50 GiftCard, and one (1) Runner Up Prize consisting of a $25 GiftCard. GiftCards may be applied to the cost of any eligible merchandise sold or rented at participating BLOCKBUSTER stores and online at blockbuster.com and cannot be used to purchase GiftCards or any third party gift card. Membership rules and certain restrictions apply for renting at BLOCKBUSTER. For complete terms and conditions, or to locate the store nearest you, visit blockbuster.com.
Prizes must be accepted as awarded, and are not transferable, assignable, or redeemable for cash. No prize may be substituted, except by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right at any time to substitute a prize or any portion thereof for a prize of equal or greater value.
Winners will be announced via blog.blockbuster.com on October 30, 2009, and winners will be emailed through their Flickr accounts. Prizes will be shipped to winners. If a winner is disqualified or determined to be ineligible, or if a prize is unclaimed or undeliverable, an alternate winner will be selected using the same judging process/criteria described above. Alternate winners are subject to all requirements set forth in these Official Rules.
Entries must be made on the Site by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, internet domain owner, or other person or organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. The Sponsor reserves the right to verify the validity and originality of any entry and/or entrant (including an entrant’s identity and address) and to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Official Rules or who tampers with the entry process. Failure by Sponsor to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
Limitation of Liability: Sponsor is NOT responsible for: printing or typographical errors in any related materials; stolen or fraudulent entries or mail; or transactions that are processed or lost due to computer or electronic malfunction. Each winner is solely responsible for payment of all federal, state, and local taxes on prize. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify Contest if fraud or technical failure compromises the integrity of the Contest as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
Sponsor not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections or fraud, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission whether caused by Sponsor, entrant, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the promotion or by any technical or human error which may occur in the process of submissions which may limit a participants ability to participate in this Contest. Sponsor is entitled to interpret these Official Rules as needed and its decisions are final and binding.
By participating in this Contest, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and its employees, officers, affiliates, agents and franchisees from any and all damages, injuries, claims, causes of action, or losses of any kind resulting from your participation in this Contest, including without limitation, infringement of intellectual property rights, any prize won, any use of the entry materials by Sponsor, the warranties you make under these Official Rules, and any misuse or malfunction of any prize awarded. IN NO EVENT WILL THE SPONSOR BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST AND/OR USE OF THE SITE.
Winners List: A Winners Name list will be posted online at blog.blockbuster.com.
Sponsor: Blockbuster Inc., 1201 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas 75270.