Contest Rules and Regulations

OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

The Colorado Biz Brand and Marketing Makeover shall be referred to in these Official Rules as the "Contest." For all purposes hereunder, a “Participant” constitutes a single business entity, which includes all agents, officers, and assigns of such entity. All references to times in these Official Rules are U.S. Mountain Daylight Time and all references to currency are U.S. Dollars.  

SUMMARY OF COMPETITION DATES: Entry Open Date Friday, September 15th, 2017 MDT Phase 1 Close Date Sunday October 15th, 2017 @ 23:59 MDT* Phase 2 Open Date Monday, October 16th, 2017 @ 8:00 AM MDT Phase 2 Close Date Sunday, October 31, 2017 @ 23:59 MDT Winner Selection Date Wednesday, November 8, 2017 ELIGIBILITY: Open only to the owners or legal representatives of any Participant business entity. Owners or representatives must be eighteen (18) years of age or older, and the Participant business must be based in the State of Colorado. All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  

CONTEST PERIOD: The entire contest period shall run from 8:00 am MDT on September 15, 2017 until 23:59 pm MDT on October 31, 2017 (the "Contest Period"). The Contest Period will comprise two phases as follows: Phase 1 of the Contest begins at 8:00 am MDT on September 15, 2017 and concludes at 23:59 MDT on October 15, 2017 (*or when 10,000 entries have been received, whichever is the earlier). Entrants will only be eligible to be selected to move forward to Phase 2 of the Contest if the entry was properly submitted and received during the Phase 1 Contest Period. Phase 2 of the Contest begins at 8:00 am MDT on October 16, 2017 and ends at 23:59 MDT on October 31, 2017. The winner will be selected from entries properly submitted and received during the Phase 2 Contest Period.  

PHASE 1 ENTRY: Participants shall enter the Contest by submitting their story, in no more than 50 words, about one of the greatest hardships they faced as a business and how they rose again, by replying to the Official Contest LinkedIn Post in the comments section (http://cobizbrandmakeover.social/apply) during the Phase 1 Contest Period. All applications must be submitted in the comment section to qualify. Limit one (1) entry per Participant, during the Phase 1 Contest Period via online entry, regardless of whether a Participant has more than one address or more than one owner or legal representative. The order and visibility of the entries does not impact a Participant's likelihood of winning. Entries from multiple LinkedIn profiles owned or operated by the same Participant will be disqualified. If duplicate entries are received from the same Participant during the Phase 1 Contest Period, only the first entry will be considered valid. Any entries submitted during the Phase 1 Contest Period that are copied from another Participant, or are substantially similar to an earlier entry, will also be will be disqualified at the sole and absolute discretion of Unthink Solutions and JAZ Print and Promo. If a Participant edits their entry after submission, the time of the edited entry will be considered as the time of submission by the Participant. Any entries that are edited by Participants after the Phase 1 Contest Period has ended will result in disqualification.  

PHASE 2 SELECTION: A selection panel chosen at the sole discretion of Unthink Solutions and JAZ Print and Promo will select one hundred (100) entries submitted during the Phase 1 Contest Period to move forward to Phase 2. Selections will be based on what the selection panel, in its sole discretion, considers to be the most transformative or compelling story. To be considered for winning selection during the Phase 2 Contest Period, each Participant must: (i) Complete an identity verification questionnaire, and (ii) submit a two (2) minute video further describing how they overcame a major obstacle as a business owner and provide the url to view video online in the verification questionnaire. In completing the identify verification questionnaire, Participant shall be required to submit identifying information regarding the business, including tax identification numbers, personal identification cards, and any documentation verifying the ownership or legal authorizations conferred by the Participant. The selection panel shall not independently investigate the information provided and shall accept all data as true. Any submission found to be false, misleading, or otherwise inaccurate shall result in immediate disqualification.  

WINNER SELECTION: The selection panel shall choose one (1) winner (the "Winner") from the completed submissions received prior to the deadlines. On November 8, 2017 the Winner will be determined by the selection panel, at their sole discretion, based upon the compelling nature of the story and the extent to which the Participant would most benefit from the makeover. The Winner will be notified within two (2) weeks following selection via email, at the same email address submitted by the participant during the Phase 2 Contest Period. The Winner's name will also be published on the Contest's web page located at https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/16156547/. All decisions made by the selection panel shall be at their sole and absolute discretion, and all decisions are final. In the event a selected Winner is disqualified for any reason, the selectin panel may, in their sole discretion, award the applicable prize to an alternate winner selected by the panel of judges.  

PRIZES/ODDS OF WINNING PRIZE: The Winner will receive (i) a Digital Rebranding Package worth $12,000; (ii) a Print Rebranding Package worth $5,000; (iii) Social Media Rebranding worth $500; (iv) a Branded Promotional Product worth $1000; (v) a personalized Marketing Strategy worth $12,000; and (vi) a Lead Generation Campaign worth $5000. Approximate Retail Value of the total prize: $35,500. Overall odds of winning depend on number of entries received during the Contest Period. No prize substitution or cash equivalent of prize. No prize may be transferred or assigned. CONDITIONS: Unthink Solutions and JAZ Print and Promo reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest (or portion thereof). Unthink Solutions and JAZ Print and Promo also reserve the right at their sole discretion to disqualify the entry of any individual. All federal, state, local, and income taxes (as applicable) on prize and any expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of the selected Winner. Participant / Winner’s fail to comply with any applicable laws, including payment of taxes on any awarded prize, shall be Participant / Winner’s sole responsibility. Participant / Winner shall indemnify and hold Unthink Solutions and JAZ Print and Promo harmless from any losses, expenses, costs, actions, and/or claims incurred as a result of such non-compliance.  

BY ENTERING, PARTICIPANT WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO BRING (AND COVENANTS NOT TO BRING) ANY CLAIM AGAINST UNTHINK SOLUTIONS AND JAZ PRINT AND PROMO OR ANY OTHERS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTEST. PARTICIPANTS FURTHER AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS UNTHINK SOLUTIONS AND JAZ PRINT AND PROMO FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY ARISING FROM THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST, INCLUDING THE USE OR PUBLICATION OF ANY CONTENT SUPPLIED BY PARTICIPANTS. All entries, posts, and video submissions shall be original and must not infringe upon the legal rights, including copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any other person or entity. For any entries, posts, and video submissions that are not original or are in breach of any third party rights, Participant shall indemnify and hold Unthink Solutions and JAZ Print and Promo harmless for any resulting losses, damages, expenses, or associated costs, including attorney and court fees. All posts, entries and video submissions shall comply with the laws of the State of Colorado. Any posts, entries, and video submissions determined by Unthink Solutions and JAZ Print and Promo, at their sole and absolute discretion, to be in violation of these Contest rules shall be removed from public viewing and disqualified from the competition.  

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: These Contests rules shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado. Any controversy between Participant and Sponsors arising under or relating to this Agreement shall be determined by binding and non-appealable arbitration to be conducted by a group mutually acceptable to the Parties such as the American Arbitration Association or Judicial Arbiter Group, under and in accordance with the commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association. Hearings on such arbitration shall be held in Denver, Colorado, unless otherwise agreed. By signing this Agreement, the Parties agree to have any dispute arising out of the matters included or related to this Agreement decided by neutral arbitration as provided by applicable law and understand that they are giving up any rights they might possess to have the dispute litigated in a court or by jury trial, as well as giving up the right to appeal. 

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES: Unthink Solutions and JAZ Print and Promo are in no way affiliated with LinkedIn, its agents, or its affiliates. LinkedIn has in no way participated in, sponsored, or otherwise created an enforceable legal relationship to the Contest, Unthink Solutions, or JAZ Print and Promo. By participating in any manner, you hereby fully and irrevocably release LinkedIn of all liability related to this Contest.  

PUBLICITY AND RELEASE: As a condition of entry into the Contest, except where prohibited by law, each Participant hereby releases to Unthink Solutions and JAZ Print and Promo any and all rights to publicize, broadcast, display and/or otherwise use the Contest Participant's name, biographical material, image, and any other content (including written statements and video submissions) submitted as it directly relates to the Contest. Participant authorizes such reuse without requirement of additional approvals or consents, and without any expectation or future claim to compensation. If the selected Winner does not respond to notification thereof within thirty (30) days of selection, any prize will be forfeited. Participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the selection panel, which are final and binding in all respects.  

SPONSORS: Unthink Solutions and JAZ Printing and Promo, Inc.  

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Participants shall enter the Contest by submitting their story, in no more than 50 words, about one of the greatest hardships they faced as a business and how they rose again, by replying to the Official Contest LinkedIn Post in the comments section during the Phase 1 Contest Period. Click here to read complete contest rules.