OFFICIAL RULES FOR
Project Runway Remake Challenge Presented by Rowenta

Promotion Description: Project Runway Remake Challenge Presented by Rowenta (the “Contest”) begins on date stated in description at 12:01:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on specified date at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Period”) unless otherwise stated. At the end of the Promotion Period, winner(s) will be selected from all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. By participating in the Contest, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of BurdaStyle (the “Sponsor”) which shall be final and binding in all respects.
1. Eligibility: Only persons over the age of sixteen (16) years as of the date of entry or under with the written consent of a legal guardian, who are located in and legal residents of the United States (excluding Arizona) are eligible to enter. Employees of Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies, and their immediate family members or persons living in the same household are not eligible. The Contest is void where prohibited.
2. How to Enter: All entries, must be received by and be in the hand of Sponsor during the Promotion Period to be eligible for consideration for acceptance. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the holder of the email account provided in the entry, and proof of being the authorized account holder may be required and the decision of the Sponsor will be final. All information (name, username and email) must be included to enter and to be eligible to win, and entries not containing a valid email address will be disqualified. Proof of sending an email or postal mail is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt by the Sponsor of such entry. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, or misdirected entries that are not received in a timely manner, or are lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or other error, or due to inaccessibility of the Internet or portions thereof. All entries become property of Sponsor and will not be returned to Participant.
1. Privacy: Information provided to enter the Contest will not be sold to third parties. The Sponsor, its affiliates, and companies supplying prizes (or parts thereof) in connection with this Contest may from time to time contact entrants via email concerning the promotion of their products or services and, by participating in the Contest, each entrant consents to receiving such advertisements or other solicitations via email (entrants will have the opportunity to opt-out from receiving such email marketing communications upon the receipt of the first one).
2. Automated Entries Prohibited: No mechanically reproduced, incomplete, forged, software generated or automated multiple entries will be accepted.
3. Submission Selection: Winner will be declared by the Sponsor through either internal jury, voting via members, or randomization depending on specified rules at beginning of the promotion period. All decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding. The winners will be notified by mail, telephone or email within five days of their selection. The winner will have seven days from the time email notification was sent to them to accept the prize, which acceptance shall be given by email to answers@burdastyle.com. Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received or read by a potential winner for any reason. The Sponsor is not responsible and shall not be liable for any late, lost or misdirected notification, or for a winner’s efforts to claim a prize. If for any reason a potential winner cannot be reached despite reasonable efforts by Sponsor, or a prize is not accepted within seven days of the first notification attempt made by Sponsor, or the potential winner is found to be ineligible or not to have complied with these Official Rules, that potential winner will forfeit his or her prize and Sponsor will select a winner from among the remaining eligible entries.
4. Chosen Submissions: Chosen submissions will be awarded the prize as specified in contest description.
5. General Submission Acceptance Conditions:. Prizes are not transferable and not assignable. The winner shall be solely responsible for all taxes and fees or costs associated with the prize, including but not limited to any federal or state or other income tax.
6. Release: Acceptance of a prize constitutes the prizewinner’s permission for Sponsor to use prizewinner’s name for advertising and/or promotional purposes worldwide and in all forms of media in perpetuity without further compensation or authorization. In addition, acceptance of a prize constitutes the prize winner’s permission and consent for BurdaStyle to reproduce, publish, distribute, prepare derivative works of, sell, or otherwise use or make commercial use of any designs or patterns submitted by the prize winner in connection with his or her entry into the Contest, which permission and consent shall be irrevocable and subsist in perpetuity, without further compensation or authorization. Entrants agree that Sponsor and its affiliates, and their officers, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the Sponsoring Entities”), shall not be responsible for any losses, damages or injuries of any kind resulting from participation in the Contest or from entrants’ acceptance or receipt of any prize. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or who otherwise takes actions that do or are intended to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest.
7. Governing Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of New York without regard to the choice of law provisions thereof.
8. Name of Winner: For the name of winner, send a self addressed, stamped envelope to: BurdaStyle 1270 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 2908. New York, NY. 10020

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    Sep 13, 2010, 06.12 PMby loyl8

    Um I’m for arizona does that mean I can’t enter? If so why?

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      Sep 13, 2010, 08.30 PMby rachelnyc

      Unfortunately, the state of Arizona has laws excluding residents from participating in certain competitions.

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    Sep 13, 2010, 07.12 PMby Anda Purina

    Pretty much disappointing, I’m from EU, so I can’t enter ?!?!! So why to send e-mails which doesn’t apply to them to persons who have put in their info they are from different country than U.S.?

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    Sep 13, 2010, 07.42 PMby fabricgriffin

    ok – so here’s my question – what it the deadline, do I need to send a finished project or just pictures – am I just not seeing the information? Thanks

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    Sep 13, 2010, 08.07 PMby cmdesorm

    Hey! Only USA? What about Chile and other countries?

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    Sep 13, 2010, 08.59 PMby laugh434

    Thanks for another inspiring competition! I hope I have time to come up with something.

    I know the “US only” restriction is frustrating to a lot of members, but it’s not completely BurdaStyle’s fault. They’re restricted by a lot of rules from countries, the companies contributing prizes, and even state laws. (that said, I think it has been quite a while since we’ve seen a competition for other countries)

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    Sep 13, 2010, 10.04 PMby rhella

    I live in Canada and I have to say I’m rather disappointed that I can’t enter either. It’s uncommon to find contests that can’t run in Canada too, perhaps they’ll start a tradition and include other countries next time :)

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      Sep 15, 2010, 02.31 PMby rachelnyc

      We hear you Rhella :)
      Stay tuned for more contests and competitions!

      -Rachel @ BurdaStyle

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    Sep 13, 2010, 10.52 PMby greengal7

    I was so excited when I read about this contest. I even had the ideal outfit ( bought yesterday from 2nd hand store) that just begs to have something done to it..

    Then I read the entry details. US only. Sob!. What about Australia?. Project Runway is shown world wide so its a great pity that the contests aren’t world wide too.

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    Sep 13, 2010, 10.52 PMby greengal7

    I was so excited when I read about this contest. I even had the ideal outfit ( bought yesterday from 2nd hand store) that just begs to have something done to it..

    Then I read the entry details. US only. Sob!. What about Australia?. Project Runway is shown world wide so its a great pity that the contests aren’t world wide too.

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    Sep 13, 2010, 10.58 PMby alexniania

    It’s so frustrating that only US residents can enter!!!! It should be the first thing we see when reading the email! or don’t send it at all to non us resident…

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    Sep 13, 2010, 11.30 PMby kristin lacuesta

    i’m from the Philippines and i wish to join the contest..maybe you can consider to join us next time:)

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    Sep 14, 2010, 01.03 AMby dinahm

    May I use an existing pattern to make something or do I need to make my own? Also, how much extra fabric can be used? Is a yard too much if it is a jacket/pant outfit?

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      Sep 15, 2010, 02.39 PMby rachelnyc

      You can definitely use an existing pattern to refashion your existing piece. No rules on extra fabric either. I can’t wait to see your submission!

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    Sep 14, 2010, 04.15 AMby halokitty087

    I’m really excited for this contest! I have no idea what I’m going to do, but I’m going to try and find something!

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    Sep 14, 2010, 09.59 AMby japconst

    I live in Guam, a territory of the US. Does that make me eligible? I’m an avid sewer…

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      Sep 15, 2010, 02.38 PMby rachelnyc

      Hey japconst,

      This particular competition is only accepting submissions from residents of the U.S.A. Sorry for any confusion.

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    Sep 14, 2010, 05.17 PMby margilynn

    Say what?? "who are located in and legal residents of the United States (excluding Arizona) " What are they trying to say…we’re not legal U.S. citizens here in AZ or that we’re not considered part of the United States. Oh…this has to do with SB1070 doesn’t it? Ok…that’s cool. Punish the citizens here. By the way, we didn’t vote for that law. I’m sorry but I just find it interesting that AZ is the only state singled out as not eligible under the “legal residents” clause in the rules.

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    Sep 16, 2010, 06.26 AMby Teri Finneren

    I am in Arizona..and have entered many contests..I have lived here for over 30 years and have never heard of the “law” you refer too, or been told we are excluded because of such a law…can you give me more specific info about this law? I can’t believe our state is excluded from competing! That is really unfair. I would really like to check into this more. Thanks!

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      Sep 16, 2010, 11.59 AMby vicsguy2009

      Best as I can figure:

      13-3311. Amusement gambling intellectual contests or events; registration; filing of rules; sworn statement; exceptions

      A. Before any person conducts an amusement gambling intellectual contest or event pursuant to section 13-3301, paragraph 1, subdivision (d), item (iii), the person shall register with the attorney general’s office. The registration shall include:

      1. The name and address of the person conducting the contest or event.

      2. The minimum dollar amount of all prizes to be awarded.

      3. The duration of the event.

      4. The statutory agent or person authorized to accept service of process in Arizona for the person conducting the contest or event.

      5. All rules governing the contest or event, including the rules applicable in case of a tie.

      6. The name and description of the product and the established purchase price for the product.

      B. Within ten days following the award of all prizes in connection with an amusement gambling intellectual contest or event, the person conducting the contest or event shall file with the attorney general’s office the names and addresses of all persons who have won prizes in connection with the contest or event.

      C. For each amusement gambling intellectual contest or event held, the person conducting the event shall file with the attorney general’s office a sworn statement under oath that no increment has been added to the established purchase price for the product in connection with the gambling event.

      D. This section does not apply to organizations that have qualified for an exemption from taxation of income under section 43-1201, paragraph 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 or 11.

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    Sep 17, 2010, 12.09 AMby Teri Finneren

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    Today, 07.20 PMby Teri Finneren

    I just had a very interesting conversation with Arizona’s Attorney Generals office, and the state law library regarding this contest, and the specific “exclusion” of Arizona residents. There is NO law that forbids us to participate in your contest. Would your attorneys like to disclose their reasons for excluding our residents? This is not a lottery, gambling, raffle, nor are you required to purchase anything to participate in the contest, correct? Those would be the only reasons to exclude us, and the only laws on the books. Do I need to prove I am a LEGAL resident?..not a problem..I am a proud citizen of the US and of the state of AZ.

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      Sep 18, 2010, 12.11 AMby Teri Finneren

      Hello? Burda?? Care to respond???

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    Sep 19, 2010, 02.04 AMby bubbley74

    Teri Finneren good for you ,yet another contest we are forbidden to enter. ( UK ) The best thing is, there are other web sites out there who ARE willing to include us.

    Watch out Burder you may be loosing more of you loyal members because they are not being treated fairly.

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      Sep 19, 2010, 04.03 AMby Teri Finneren

      I’d even be fine with it if there was such a law here in AZ, but they have no legit reason to exclude Arizona. Other states, like Florida, have much stricter rules than we do, yet they are allowed to participate. It is also very suspicious they have refused to respond to my investigation into why they were excluding us. If we submitted anyways as a legal citizen of the US, with no legal standing to be excluded would that not be discrimination? hmmm class action lawsuit anyone?

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    Sep 20, 2010, 07.59 AMby zumurruda

    Unfortunate that i can’t participate; I would have so enjoyed it as remaking old clothes into new is something I have been doing on and off for many years!!

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    Sep 21, 2010, 07.10 PMby mysticah

    Like a couple of others asked, I am also wondering if the remake had to be done in a specific time frame, like in the past 2 weeks? Or can we submit something that was done earlier? I did a project in February, took before and afters, and even used my Rowenta iron! Can I submit it? TIA

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      Sep 21, 2010, 07.24 PMby rachelnyc

      Yep, lucky you for planning in advance ;)

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    Sep 21, 2010, 07.27 PMby mysticah

    WooHoo! Great, and thanks for the quick answer :-)

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      Sep 21, 2010, 10.17 PMby Teri Finneren

      at least you got an answer, she won’t reply to me

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    Sep 21, 2010, 11.44 PMby seasoncolor

    Quick question…I realize it says US residents, but I live on a Navy base overseas. So technically it’s the US even though it’s…not. Can I enter?

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    Sep 22, 2010, 01.16 AMby Kristen Johnston

    Wow! That is really disappointing…I’m from Arizona. I’m really interested in your reply to Teri Finneren’s question.

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    Sep 22, 2010, 01.57 PMby max

    I’m not sure if this question was answered or not but… will the finished garment have to be sent in or will it be based on the photos? Thanks!

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      Sep 23, 2010, 09.34 PMby rachelnyc

      Hi max,

      The finished garment does not need to be sent in, just the photos. Check out the blog post for all of the details for where to send your photos, etc.

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    Sep 23, 2010, 01.14 AMby sew4my3

    Sweepstakes and contests are two promotional tools that can increase brand awareness, however, there are many federal, state and local laws and regulations governing sweepstakes and contests. For some, it is difficult to understand the difference between the two. As a general rule, a sweepstakes or contest becomes a “lottery” and, thus, illegal under federal and state laws, if all of the following three elements are present:

    Prize – A prize is always present in such promotions.

    Consideration – Consideration generally means that the entrant has to make a purchase or payment (e.g., buy the product) or in some states do something substantial (e.g., go to the store to get or deposit the entry form).

    Chance – A chance means that the winner is selected at random (e.g., a drawing, a pre-selected number, a rub-off card randomly distributed, etc.). The distinction between a sweepstakes and a contest is that in a sweepstakes the element of consideration must be eliminated because the winner is selected by chance; the entrant does not have to pay or do anything substantial to enter. In a contest, the element of chance is eliminated; the winner is selected on the basis of skill. In a contest, it is permissible to require a purchase in order to enter except in certain states. With respect to sweepstakes, the laws and interpretations among the different states as to what constitutes consideration are highly uncertain and frequently changed. With respect to contests, similar controversy exists as to what constitutes “skill.” All sweepstakes and contests should be accompanied by official rules, which are clear and unambiguous. Disclosures required in advertising a sweepstakes or contest will vary depending on the nature of the promotion and the state in which it is running. Special care should be taken that advertising of the promotion is consistent with the rules. It should also be noted that the States of Florida and New York require that most sweepstakes be registered with the state and that a deposit be made or bond posted to cover the value of the prizes. Rhode Island requires registration of sweepstakes in which local retail stores are involved. Arizona requires registration of skill contests.

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      Sep 23, 2010, 08.37 PMby Teri Finneren

      If you are replying to me, then why does the state of ARIZONAS ATTORNEY GENERAL and THE STATE LAW DEPARTMENT both,say there is not such a law rule, or regulation in AZ keeping us from competing in the contest, based on what is printed above as the rules, etc, yet we are excluded? I finally got an email response from Burda, that once again gives NO specific reason for exclusion to Arizona residents, and once again, blames it on their law department, and once again the actual question is vague and not answered!!!! Very fishey.

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    Sep 23, 2010, 07.27 PMby mausflee

    I have a proposition; why not make a European burdastyle website. There is a lot of people from Europe who would be interested in a contests like this or similar, or maybe have contests only for European,cause I’m feeling like this side of the world is a little bit deprived.

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    Sep 27, 2010, 08.13 PMby max

    I posted my project but how do I add a linkt? I followed the instructions given but it didn’t work…… Thanks max

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    Oct 2, 2010, 05.08 AMby kelseykay

    when do the judges select a winner??

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      Oct 5, 2010, 04.55 PMby rachelnyc

      The community selects a winner by voting via the slide show up now! See the Photos department for the slide show. Voting ends October 11th at 5pm EST and a winner will be chosen by total number of votes.

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