Official Rules Tip Top Table Contest

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER.  Entries for this "Tip Top Table Contest” (the "Contest") will be accepted during the period beginning at 12:01 a.m. ET on June 1, 2010 and ending at 11:59 p.m. ET on June 31, 2010 (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. Sweepstakes void in Quebec, Puerto Rico and anywhere else where prohibited.

TO ENTER:  There is one way to enter the contest. Visit  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.  By submitting a photo you grant a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, unrestricted, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to the Sponsor to use, copy, license, distribute, display, reproduce, transmit, modify, edit, and otherwise exploit your entry 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: One prize winner will be chosen.
Apollo Power Series Model 835 Turbine system with an Apollo Model 7500 AtomiZer gun
Approximate Retail Value: $1147.00 (US$)
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.

Total value of prize being awarded: The entire prize offering has a total approximate retail value (ARV) of: $1147.00 (US$). All prizes will be awarded.

No Prize Transfer or Substitution: No prize or any portion thereof is transferable or redeemable for cash. Any portion of the prize that is not used is forfeited. No substitutions for prize except by Sponsor, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be substituted.

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.  By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Sponsor(s) and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from and against any claims made by winners, entrants, or any other third parties, related in any way to the operation of this Sweepstakes as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in this Sweepstakes.

Apollo Sprayers International, Inc. and reserve the right to retain and use images submitted to the contest for future use in product education newsletters, flyers, manuals,  and promotional materials (including advertising, catalogs and website) without restriction. All entries submitted to will become property of Apollo Sprayers International, Inc.

TAXES:  Except where prohibited, all federal, state, provincial, local or other tax liabilities, including but not limited to luxury, sales, use, income, VAT, GST, and PST tax, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner.  In the event of a Canadian winner, sponsor will deduct any applicable withholding taxes imposed by the U.S. and applicable state governments from value of prize award and the prize award value will be adjusted accordingly. 

WINNING:  Community voting will end on July 8, 2010. On or about July 9, 2010, entries will be reviewed and judged by a panel of qualified judges.  Judges' decisions are final. We reserve the right to terminate the contest without choosing any winners if we do not receive entries that we determine to be adequate in number or quality. The grand prize winner will be notified by email within 14 days of selection.  Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.

CLAIMING PRIZES:  The winners must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (or in Canada a Declaration of Compliance) within 10 days of notification, or prize may be forfeited. Winners 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.  Residents of Canada, in order to win, must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question administered by mail or e-mail at Sponsor's sole discretion.
WINNER'S LIST: Send self-addressed, stamped envelope by June 31, 2010 to:  Fine Woodworking “Tip Top Table” Contest Winners 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)

Ed_Pirnik Ed_Pirnik writes: Voting is done by the community. on the "Vote for Our Next Contest Winner" blog post, where the poll appears. See this page:

The poll was originally located in the area where it now reads "Voting is now closed." Once voting ends, the poll disappears.

"Thumbs-ups" have nothing to do with voting, rather, they're simply an internet widget used on most sites these days to indicate popular content.

The voting poll was prominently placed on our homepage for a rotator (the large images you see at the top of the homepage when you go to and was heavily promoted via the FW eLetter which goes to 300K subscribers, facebook, twitter, and the blog rollup.

As I said earlier - voting is done by the community, not Fine Woodworking, not Taunton. The numbers are gathered and tallied by a third party in the interest of fairness.

Hope this answers your questions. If you have any more - don't be shy! I'm usually lurking around here somewhere.


Posted: 1:57 pm on July 9th

colorintuitive colorintuitive writes: IT says on your website that the winner will be decided by the community. I would assume that would mean the winner would have the most votes. If it was being judged by others why should we have bothered to vote. I don't like these kind of things. It sounds like just a way to get data from voters but not truly count their votes. This sucks.
Posted: 1:42 pm on July 9th

PJM1 PJM1 writes: Why is this competition restricted to residents of USA and Canada.You are happy to take my money to subscribe to this site so I see no reason why I should be excluded from entering
Posted: 3:40 am on June 12th

kolwdwrkr kolwdwrkr writes: The title of the contest is "Tip Top Table Contest" but I don't see any where that describes what that means. In my mind it means a table with a top that can tilt or tip, but looking at the entries there are few that fit that description. Is this a mere "Table Contest" whereas anyone can post a table, or is there a certain criteria that has to be met? I'd like to think that the winner actually have a "Tip Top Table", and not some random entry. Please Clarify.
Posted: 12:34 pm on June 6th

teenagewoodworker teenagewoodworker writes: I'm 16 but I'm signed up under my mother... Is that a problem.
Posted: 9:55 pm on June 4th

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