Holiday Gift Contest: Official Rules

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Holiday gift projects like this small box made by Matt Kenney could win you one of three prize packages from Stanley Tools. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Holiday gift projects like this small box made by Matt Kenney could win you one of three prize packages from Stanley Tools.

Photo: Matt Kenney

ENTER THE CONTEST

Fine Woodworking's "Holiday Gift Guide" Contest Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER.  Entries for this "Holiday Gift Guide" Contest (the "Contest") will be accepted during the period beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET on November 16, 2009 and ending at 3:59 p.m. ET on December 28, 2009 (the “Contest Entry Period”).  All entries must be received during the Contest Entry Period.  The Contest is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada (except Quebec), who are at least 18 years old.   Contest void in Quebec, Puerto Rico and anywhere else where prohibited.

TO ENTER:  There is one way to enter the contest. 1.) Visit http://finewoodworking.com/contest/holiday-gift-photo-gallery-contest. Create an account if you do not already have one by entering your first name, last name, email address, password, security question and screen name.  Once you have created your account you can then upload your photo by entering a title, attaching the photo and adding a brief description of your project.  Submit your completed online entry form. All entries become the property of the Sponsor.  You grant Sponsor a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, unrestricted, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, copy, license, distribute, display, reproduce, transmit, modify, edit, and otherwise exploit photos in all media now known or later developed.

Sponsor not responsible for unavailable network, failed server or other connections, miscommunications, interrupted, misrouted or scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, electronic or otherwise.  The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the contest period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received by Sponsor due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, of any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing  or downloading any material related to the contest.  The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend this contest should a virus, bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor corrupt the security or proper administration of the contest.  Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.  Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way.  Entrants to abide by the Contest Rules and decisions of the judging panel which are final.

PRIZE/VALUE:

First prize
• Stanley® Sweetheart No. 4 Smoothing Bench Plane (model (12-136) - $179.00
• Stanley®  Sweetheart No. 62 Low Angle Jack Plane (model 12-137) - $179.00
• Stanley® Sweetheart No. 60-1/2 Low Angle Block Plane (model 12-139)- $99.99
• Stanley® Sweetheart No. 9 -1/2 Block Plane(model 12-138) - $99.99
• Stanley® Sweetheart No. 92 Shoulder/Chisel Plane (model 12-140) - $149.00
• FatMax®  Xtreme™ Instant-Change™ Handsaw system (model 20-235) comes complete with     the handle; a 15’’ lacquered, fine finish blade; and a 15’’ lacquered aggressive blade - $19.99

Total prize package value $726.97.  All prizes will be awarded.

Second Prize
• Stanley® Sweetheart No. 4 Smoothing Bench Plane (model (12-136) - $179.00
• Stanley®  Sweetheart No. 62 Low Angle Jack Plane (model 12-137) - $179.00
• Stanley® Sweetheart No. 9 -1/2 Block Plane(model 12-138) - $99.99
• FatMax® Xtreme™ Instant-Change™ Handsaw System (model 20-235) comes complete with the handle; a 15’’ lacquered, fine finish blade; and a 15’’ lacquered aggressive blade - $19.99

Total prize package value $ 477.98.  All prizes will be awarded.


Third Prize
• Stanley® Sweetheart No. 4 Smoothing Bench Plane (model (12-136) - $179.00
• Stanley®  Sweetheart No. 62 Low Angle Jack Plane (model 12-137) - $179.00
• FatMax®  Xtreme™ Instant-Change™ Handsaw system (model 20-235) comes complete with the handle; a 15’’ lacquered, fine finish blade; and a 15’’ lacquered aggressive blade - $19.99

Total prize package value $377.99.  All prizes will be awarded.


Names of prize manufacturers are used solely for the purposes of identifications of the prize.  No endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or approval of Taunton Press, Fine Woodworking or of this contest is intended or implied.

TERMS/CONDITIONS:  No transfer or substitution of prizes.  Employees, officers, and contractors (including immediate family members and members of the same household) of  Sponsors, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, dealers, retailers, vendors of Sponsors, and all other entities associated with this promotion, are not eligible.  All Federal, State/Provincial and local laws apply.  The winner will be responsible for all Federal, State/Provincial, and local taxes related to prize.

WINNING:  The winner will be chosen through consumer voting. The judges shall select the top 15 entries on or about January 15, 2010 on the basis of quality, craftsmanship, and number of users that comment on the entry.

The top 15 entries selected by the judges shall be the "Finalists" and will have their projects displayed on the Website where consumers may cast their votes (see Consumer Voting paragraph below). All decisions by the Judges shall be final and binding. It is the sole decision of the Judges to determine which entries will be included in the Finalist Gallery.

CONSUMER VOTING: The 15 Finalist projects chosen by the Judges will be posted as a poll on FineWoodworking.com. Based on the judging criteria, consumers will be allowed to vote on their favorite entries to choose the winner of the challenge. The voting will begin at 12:01 a.m. ET on December 29, 2009 and end at 11:59 p.m. ET on January 4, 2010. The number of votes each Finalist receives will be tallied and the Finalist who receives the most votes will be awarded the prize. Any ties shall be decided by the Judges. Winner will be announced on the Website on or about January 15, 2010.

The winner will be notified by email initially, then by mail within 10 days of the selection.  Judges decisions are final. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. One prize per person, household, or family.

CLAIMING PRIZES:  The winner must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release within 10 days of notification, or prize may be forfeited.  Winner will also be required to provide proof of age.  (Tennessee residents will not be required to sign Publicity Release as a condition of winning a prize.)  All prizes will be awarded.

WINNER’S LIST: Send self-addressed, stamped envelope by January 5, 2010 to:  Fine Woodworking "Holiday Gift Guide" Challenge Winner List Request, PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT 06470.

SPONSOR:  The Taunton Press Inc., Fine Woodworking magazine 63 S. Main Street, PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT  06470-5506.



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Comments (5)

mwiley mwiley writes: Are we ever going to see who won. I'd love to know and congradulate the winners
Posted: 3:38 pm on February 20th

TechOtter TechOtter writes: @juliette from Quebec and all other woodworkers who reside in Quebec: The reason you are not able to participate in this, and most other contests that are open to Americans and people in other parts of Canada, is because contests in Quebec are regulated by Loto Quebec who place certain restrictions on how contests, lotteries, etc can be run. Any contest that a Quebec citizen participates in, must meet these Quebec-specific rules, and it frequently isn't in the interests of organizations to have to conform to the additional regulations. That's what I know in general, because I used to live in the Montreal area before moving to the United States. You could get further information from Loto Quebec. Joyeux Fetes et Bonne Heureuse Annee!


Posted: 2:55 am on January 4th

DerickM DerickM writes: There seems to be a slight discrepancy in the dates for the voting process.
The "Winning" para says that the judges will select 15 finalists on Jan 15 followed by Consumer voting.

The "Consumer Voting" para says that consumer voting will begin on Dec 29. and that the winner will be announced on Jan 15.
Or perhaps I am not reading it correctly.

Thanks
DerickM
Posted: 2:30 pm on December 28th

monte12 monte12 writes: I would like to enter your contest but, unfortunately I don't know anything about how to edit my photos from their current pixel size of 1704 X 2272 taken with my Canon Powershot SX110IS to the size you specify - 400 X 1200. Any suggestions?
thanx
monte dickey
Posted: 9:57 am on December 12th

juliette juliette writes: I'm from Québec and I don't understand why I cannot participate to this contest. Can you explain me your motivations?
Best regards.

Julie Angers
Posted: 12:57 pm on November 25th

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Contest Description

Congratulations to our three winners! Trialsman for Jewelry "Books", golfgloeckner for Curly Cherry toolchests, and Kvakker for Guitar Stand.

Three prize packages were awarded.

First Prize
• Stanley Sweetheart No. 4 Smoothing Bench Plane
• Stanley Seetheart No. 62 Low Angle Jack Plane
• Stanley Sweetheart No. 60-1/2 Low Angle Block Plane
• Stanley Sweetheart No.9-1/2 Block Plane
• Stanley Sweetheart No. 92 Shoulder/Chisel Plane
• FatMax Xtreme Instant-Change Handsaw System

Second Prize
• Stanley Sweetheart No. 4 Smoothing Bench Plane
• Stanley Seetheart No. 62 Low Angle Jack Plane
• Stanley Sweetheart No.9-1/2 Block Plane
• FatMax Xtreme Instant-Change Handsaw System

Third Prize
• Stanley Sweetheart No. 4 Smoothing Bench Plane
• Stanley Seetheart No. 62 Low Angle Jack Plane
• FatMax Xtreme Instant-Change Handsaw System

Contest ended December 28

Winner was selected by the community and announced on January 12.

Read the Official Rules