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Free Comic Book Day Photo Sharing Contest Rules



Free Comic Book Day is the perfect chance to take awesome pictures of the biggest event in the comic book industry!

Share your Free Comic Book Day experience with us on the Free Comic Book Day Facebook page and Twitter page to be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to your local comic shop.

Examples of photos taken include:

FCBD Selfies!
Preparation photos the night before FCBD
Standing in line to get the comics
Photos of the comic shop you went to
Photos of the free comics you got
Photos of inside the comic shop
Photos with family, friends, other comic fans during the day
Photos with costumed characters and cosplayers
Photos with comic creators and artists
Photos of FCBD crowds
+any additional photos that relate to FCBD!

The contest starts Friday May 2, 2014 and ends Sunday May 4, 2014 at 11:59PM.

How To Enter:
1. Upload a photo(s) of your FCBD experience to the FCBD Facebook page by posting it to the FCBD FB wall. The post must include a photo or photos that are related to FCBD and contain a caption with hashtag #fcbd in order to be counted as an official contest entry post.

2. Upload a photo(s) of your FCBD experience to Twitter by tweeting to @freecomicbook and using #fcbd in the post to be entered in the sweepstakes. 

*We encourage you to also say and/or tag the comic book shop you attended showing them how you participated in their events!

The winners will be randomly selected and announced Wednesday May 7th.
For official contest rules, see below.

We Look Forward to Seeing How Your Free Comic Book Day Goes! Happy Posting!





FCBD PHOTO SHARING CONTEST RULES: Contest Rules Are Subject to Change
By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

SPONSOR: The sponsor of the Sweepstakes is Diamond Comic Distributors, which coordinates and maintains the Free Comic Book Day Facebook page. Diamond offices are located at 10150 York Road, Suite 300, Hunt Valley, Maryland 21030 and each of its respective parents, affiliates and subsidiaries are not sponsors of the Sweepstakes and are not responsible for the promotion, administration or execution of this Sweepstakes. 

ENTRY PERIOD:  The FCBD 2014 Photo Sharing contest begins Friday May 2nd, 2014 and ends Sunday May 4th at 11:59PM. Any photos posted after May 4th will not be counted as entry to the sweepstakes. 

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the sweepstakes during the Entry Period: (1.) Upload a photo(s) of your FCBD experience to the FCBD Facebook page by posting it to the FCBD FB wall and include a caption containing #fcbd. The post must include a photo and a caption that includes #fcbd and relates to FCBD.

(2.) Upload a photo(s) of your FCBD experience to Twitter tagging @freecomicbook and using #fcbd in the post to be entered in the sweepstakes. A retweet of a picture from the @freecomicbook account or someone else's photo will not be counted towards entry. Tweeting to @freecomicbook including a photo of your FCBD using the hashtag #fcbd is an official form of entry. 

Photo posted or sent to other Free Comic Book Day outlets including Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, Email or videos to the Free Comic Book Day Youtube account will not be counted as an entry to the FCBD 2014 Picture Sharing Contest. The contest only applies to the Free Comic Book Day Facebook and Twitter accounts. Please keep all photos appropriate. 

With regard to online entries, in the event of a dispute about the identity of an entrant, each entry will be declared made by the registered account holder of the Facebook profile or Twitter profile, as long as that person meets all other eligibility requirements in these "Official Rules".  The registered account holder is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned the submitted photo. 

With respect to any winning entry, the winner may be required to provide Free Comic Book Day with proof that the person is the registered account holder of the Facebook profile and or Twitter profile of the winning entry.  No third party entry or entry through a Sweepstakes service is permitted.  Only eligible entries actually received in compliance with the Entry Period, will be included in the drawing for prizes. Any automated computer receipt (such as a "thank you" message, comment on entry's comment, or "like" of participants comment, does not constitute proof of actual receipt by Sponsor of an entry for purposes of these Official Rules. 

No automatic, programmed, robotic or similar means of entry are permitted and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual using such a method. All entries become the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.  Sponsor is not responsible for late, illegible, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind, whether mechanical, human or electronic. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.

Prizes are subject to availability. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right (a) to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value and (b) in exceptional circumstances to amend or foreclose the promotion without notice. No correspondence will be entered into.

ELIGIBILITY:  The Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia, residents of Canada, those outside the US who participated in Free Comic Book Day who are 14 years and older. Persons in any of the following categories are not eligible to participate or win a prize:  (a) persons who from and after June 1st, 2013 were or are employees or agents of Sponsor, or each of its respective affiliates, parent, subsidiaries, or the service agencies or independent contractors of the above organization(s); (b) persons who are engaged in the development, production, distribution of materials, provision of prizes, or drawing of winners for this Sweepstakes; and (c) persons who are immediate family of or who reside in the same household as any person in either of the preceding categories.

To enter one of the Promoter's Facebook promotions, you must "like" the https://www.facebook.com/freecomicbook page and post your photo to the FCBD wall. OT enter one of Promoters Twitter promotions, you mush follow the Free Comic Book Day Twitter account at https://twitter.com/Freecomicbook and then tweet to @freecomicbook your photo including #fcbd. You may "unlike" the Promoter's Facebook account and unfollow the Twitter account at any time.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Sweepstakes if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity of the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  At its sole discretion, Sponsor may disqualify any person whom it considers to have intentionally violated the Official Rules or any element of the Sweepstakes.  By participating, entrants agree: (a) to be bound by the Sweepstakes Official Rules and the decisions of the person or persons who select the winners, and (b) to release, indemnify, and hold harmless Sponsor, and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, and independent contractors, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents, including advertising and promotion agencies, (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all liability with respect to acceptance, possession or use (or misuse) of the prizes or participation in the Sweepstakes.

These general terms and conditions are with respect to the relevant promotion and by entering the promotion you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and any specific promotion rules. The Promoter reserves the right to amend these general terms and conditions from time to time, such changes to be effective 24 hours after they have been made. No association or business relationship is claimed with Facebook, Inc.

CONTEST PRIZE: The winners of the 2014 FCBD Photo Sharing contest will each receive a $50 gift certificate to the comic book specialty shop of their choosing. The gift certificate is designated to one comic book shop. The use of the gift certificate at any other comic shop besides the assigned comic shop will be denied.

WINNER NOTIFICATION; REQUIRED RELEASES:  A representative of Sponsor will randomly select six winners. Three winners will be randomly selected from the FCBD Facebook posts and three winners will be randomly selected from the FCBD Twitter posts. The winners will be selected and notified on Wednesday May 7th, 2014. The winners of the Facebook posts will be notified with a reply on their photo post, a friend request from FCBD representative Deborah Moreland will be sent, and an individual message will be sent to the winner's "other" inbox. 

The winners of the Twitter photo sharing contest will be notified with a reply from @freecomicbook and a direct message sent to the winners inbox.

In the event that Sponsor cannot reach the winner within (3) days after it attempts to notify the winner, Sponsor will select a new winner according to these Official Rules.  Additionally, if the winner is ineligible, it will be deemed as if the winner has rejected the prize, and Sponsor will select a new winner.

To claim the Prize, the winner must notify FCBD of their name, mailing address, email, phone number and name and location of the comic shop they will use their gift certificate towards. Each gift certificate is designated to one comic book specialty shop. No exceptions. 

USE OF NAME, LIKENESS, ETC.: By entering the Sweepstakes, you hereby acknowledge and agree that Sponsor shall have the unlimited right in perpetuity and throughout the world to use and publish your name, voice, city, state, likeness, photograph, video, biographical and prize information, and other elements of your persona and identity, in all media now known or hereafter developed, for all purposes of this Sweepstakes, as well as for all general marketing, advertising, promotional, commercial tie-in, merchandising, and other business purposes of each of the Sweepstakes Entities, all without notice or compensation to you. 

ENTRANT RELEASE: By entering this Sweepstakes, you forever release, indemnify, discharge, and agree to hold harmless, all Released Parties from any and all claims, causes of action, liabilities and damages: (a) for personal injuries, death, loss of or damage to personal property, and/or other harm or loss of any nature whatsoever sustained by anyone or anything in connection with your participation in the Sweepstakes;(b) for libel, defamation, invasion of privacy, violation of the right of publicity, infringement of copyright, or violation of any other personal or property right; and/or (c) from any typographical, human or other error in the printing, offering, selection, operation or announcement of any Sweepstakes activity and/or prize.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, entrants agree that Released Parties have neither made nor will be in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, in connection with the Sweepstakes and/or with respect to prizes, including, without limitation, to any prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose.

These terms and conditions are governed in accordance with the laws of United States and Canada.