Build Outside The Box: Official Contest Rules

comments (12) February 23rd, 2009 in Reader's Gallery

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 - CLICK TO ENLARGE Photo: Michael Pekovich

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER.  Entries for this “Out of the Box” Contest (the “Contest”) will be accepted during the period beginning at 12:01 a.m. ET on February 23, 2009 and ending at 11:59 p.m. ET on March 25, 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 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.

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.

1 Granite Top Table Saw Product (#35900G) for a total prize total approximate retail value (ARV) of: $1,300.00. 

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 winners will be responsible for all Federal, State/Provincial, and local taxes related to prize.

WINNING:  On or about March 25, 2009 judges will choose one winner from among all eligible entries received. Entries will be reviewed and judged by a panel of qualified judges.  Entries will be reviewed and judged on the basis of quality and craftsmanship.  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 March 31, 2009 to:  Fine Woodworking “Build Outside the Box” 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 (12)

gkemper gkemper writes: So, which was the winning box?
Posted: 1:55 pm on March 26th

popol popol writes: Why not for Quebec?
Posted: 3:32 pm on March 25th

Ruben Ruben writes: Hi FW

Why does your competitions always exclude international participants?


Posted: 9:41 am on March 17th

GEide GEide writes: jlroch: These are the rules: "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."
Posted: 9:01 pm on March 1st

GEide GEide writes: Hi QC Wood, that's fine to enter more than one box. Yes, that's fine to submit more than one photo of each box.

I think the max file size is 4 MB. It should say on the photo upload form.

Posted: 8:58 pm on March 1st

GEide GEide writes: boxguy, I'd try again, I don't see anything in our system. Sorry for the inconvenience. Gina,
Posted: 8:56 pm on March 1st

lumberjacques lumberjacques writes: i have a quebec address and an american address. can i enter the contest?
Posted: 8:07 pm on March 1st

qcwood qcwood writes: three questions: 1. Can you enter ore that one box?
2. can you submit more that one view of each box, or just one photo per box.
3. What is file size of each image? How big a file in MB?
Posted: 7:04 pm on March 1st

empirical empirical writes: I entered but i am outside the states, never mind enjoy anyway cheers.
Posted: 1:49 am on March 1st

boxguy boxguy writes: Hi,
How long does it take from my submission until the photos are posted? I uploaded on Tuesday evening.
Posted: 7:58 pm on February 26th

GEide GEide writes: It's my understanding that more than one is fine.

Also, if you've already posted a box in our gallery, it's okay to post it again for this challenge. We don't want to penalize people who already uploaded their work to our gallery.

Posted: 1:40 pm on February 26th

woodworker52 woodworker52 writes: Can you enter more than one box? I don't see anything in the rules or I just missed it if it is in the rules.
Posted: 10:02 am on February 26th

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