Official Rules
Pick Up Stix $10,000 60 Second Video Contest (“Contest”)

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.  CONTEST VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, RULE OR REGULATION AND OFFERED ONLY IN THE UNITED STATES; AND IS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS, AGE 13 OR OLDER, OF THE FIFTY UNITED STATES.  IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE, YOUR PARENT/GUARDIAN MUST ENTER THE CONTEST ON YOUR BEHALF. 

THE SPONSOR: The Contest sponsor is Stix Restaurant Holdings, LLC, DBA Stix Holdings, 15233 Ventura Boulevard, #306, Sherman Oaks, California 91403 (“Sponsor”).
THE ADMINISTRATOR: The Contest administrator is GN Media, LLC DBA GeekNation, 14749 Calvert Street, Van Nuys, California 91411 (“Administrator”).

HOW TO ENTER:

During the Entry Period (defined below), enter the Contest by filling out the entry form on www.geeknation.com/videocontest, and send us your video via one of the following methods:

  1. Upload your video on YouTube and send us the link;
  2. Use We Transfer to send us a link to your video file; or
  3. Mail via US Postal Service in a copy of your video to Administrator’s address set forth above.

Your video must be either shot in a Pick Up Stix restaurant, or must feature Pick Up Stix product integration, references, and likenesses, or both.  By submitting your video via one of the methods set forth above, you agree that your entry conforms to the Video Guidelines and Content Restrictions as set forth below (collectively, the “Guidelines and Restrictions”) and that Sponsor or Administrator may remove your entry and disqualify you from the Contest if they, in their sole discretion, believe that your entry fails to conform to the Guidelines and Restrictions.

By entering into the Contest via one of the methods described above and submitting your information, your video will be entered into a public online gallery for review by fans. All entries, regardless of which method you choose, must be submitted prior to the expiration of the Entry Period, according to all applicable instructions, or the entry will be void.  There is no limit to the number of videos you may upload during the Entry Period.  However, please do not submit the same video more than once.

VIDEO GUIDELINES AND CONTENT RESTRICTIONS:

  • Your video must not exceed 60 seconds in length;
  • Your video must not contain any individual other than yourself unless such other individuals appearing in your video have granted you permission to use their name and likeness in your video;
  • Your video must be original and cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion or contest of any kind or exhibited or displayed publicly through any means prior to the Contest;
  • Your video must not make reference to brand names or trademarks other than those owned by Sponsor and/or Administrator, which entrant has a limited license to use to incorporate in his/her submission in this Contest;
  • Your video must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;
  • Your video must not disparage Sponsor, Administrator or any other person or party affiliated with the Contest;
  • Your video must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, vulgar, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
  • Your video must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and
  • Your video must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where your video is created.

 

TIMING: Contest begins at 12:00:01 AM Pacific Time (“PT”) on November 15, 2013, and ends on December 31, 2013 at 11:59:59 PM PT (the “Entry Period”).

Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest.To be eligible, your entry must be received by Administrator during the Entry Period. During the Entry Period, fans may vote for the videos they like best.  At the end of the Entry Period, the top 5 videos with the greatest number of fan votes will be the finalists.  A panel of qualified judges from Sponsor and/or Administrator will then choose the winning video from amongst the 5 finalists, based on creativity, originality, presentation, humor, entertainment value, use of the Pick Up Stix theme, and video quality. Voters may vote once every twenty- four hour period during the Entry Period.  All decisions of the judges, Sponsor and Administrator will be final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.  Winner will be notified by email and/or telephone during the first week of January 2014, after which time winner may be publicly announced on both Sponsor’s and Administrator’s websites and social media pages.  The winner’s name and his/her winning video may also be posted in Sponsor’s and Administrator’s sole discretion online, on social media of Sponsor’s and Administrator’s choosing, and incorporated into an ad campaign of Sponsor (though Sponsor shall be under no obligation to use the winning video in any of the foregoing).

ODDS OF WINNING:Odds of winning the prize will be determined by the total number of eligible Contest entries received.

PRIZE:The winning entrant will be awarded the following prize: A check for Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) and a party for the winner and up to fifteen (15) of winner’s friends at a corporate-owned (non-franchise) Pick Up Stix restaurant of Sponsor’s choosing within the state of California.

Prize money must be collected in person by the winner at the party.  The party date may be scheduled on a date that is mutually acceptable to Sponsor and winner; however, the party must take place within thirty (30) days of winner notification.  The prize winner (or parent/legal guardian if the potential winner is under 18) will, to the extent permitted by law, be required to complete, electronically sign, and submit an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release, which must be received by Sponsor/Administrator within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim the prize.

Winner will forfeit the prize and Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, select an alternate winner from amongst the 5 finalists, in the event of any of the following: a) winner is unable to commit to a date within the 30-day time frame set forth above, b) Sponsor or Administrator is unable to contact winner within two (2) days of the end of the Entry Period; c) winner fails to return required paperwork within the 5-day time frame set forth above; d) winner fails to personally appear on the agreed-upon party date,  or e) prize cannot be awarded to a potential winner for any other reason, including without limitation ineligibility. Sponsor/Administrator reserves the right to request proof of age and identity of winner.

Prize is not transferable or substitutable and must be accepted as awarded. Prize consists of only those items specifically listed as part of the prize.  Prize does not include any travel, lodging or other expenses incurred by winner to attend the party and claim the prize money.  In the event any element of any prize becomes unavailable for any reason beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor or Administrator, Sponsor shall provide a substitute prize in its sole discretion.  Winner is solely responsible for all applicable Federal, State and local taxes on the prize.

ELIGIBILITY:To be eligible, you must be at least 13 years old as of the date of entry and a legal resident of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (but specifically excluding U.S. territories including, without limitation, Puerto Rico).  If you are under 13 years of age, your parent/guardian may enter the Contest on your behalf.  If you are under 13 years of age, please do not attempt to upload a video or send us any personal information about yourself, including your full name or email address.  If we become aware that a person under 13 years of age has sent us personal information, we will promptly delete such information and you will be disqualified from the Contest.  Employees of Sponsor, Administrator, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, partners, retail dealers, advertising and promotional agencies, and any other individual or entity directly involved with this Contest, including immediate family members or those living in the same household, are not eligible. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS:  All entries become the property of the Sponsor and Administrator and will not be returned.  To be eligible, all entry forms must be fully completed.  Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for any entries that are lost, illegible, garbled, misplaced, damaged, incomplete, late or not received.  Sponsor or Administrator may in their sole discretion suspend, modify or discontinue this Contest at any time.  Should the Contest be terminated prior to the stated expiration, notice will be posted.  In no event shall more prizes be awarded than the number of each type stated in the “Prizes” section above.If legitimately claimed, all stated prizes will be awarded.

Uploading a video constitutes your consent, and, if applicable, your parent’s/legal guardian’s consent, to grant each of Sponsor and Administrator a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display the video in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes. If requested, entrant or, if applicable, entrant’s parent or legal guardian, will sign any documentation that may be required for Sponsor or Administrator or their respective designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights entrant is granting to use the video.  If any other individuals appear in your video, you must have permission from them to use their name and likeness in the video and to grant the rights set forth herein. If requested, entrant or, if applicable, entrant’s parent or legal guardian, must be able to provide such permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor.  Entry into the Contest constitutes your agreement and consent that Sponsor and Administrator, and their respective designees, may use your name, city, state, photo, likeness, video, voice, biographical and/or prize information in connection with the Contest for promotional, advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including television, radio, mobile media and the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law.

 

All entry information collected may be used for the Sponsor’s and Administrator’s internal purposes and to send you information about Sponsor’s and/or Administrator’s products/ promotions but will not be provided or sold to third parties, except as necessary for the administration of the Contest or legal procedure.  By entering, entrants agree to these Official Rules and the Privacy Policy of each of Sponsor and Administrator.  All decisions of Sponsor and Administrator will be final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.  This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.  Sponsor, Administrator, and their respective agents, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies (a) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind outside those written in these Official Rules, (b) disclaim any implied warranty; and (c) are not in any way responsible or liable for damage, loss or injury resulting from acceptance and use of a prize. Winner assumes liability for injuries or damages of any kind caused or claimed to be caused by participating in the Contest, or by the acceptance, possession or use of any prize.  By entering, all entrants agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and Administrator, and their respective agents, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies, from any claim, injury, damage, liability or loss that may arise, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the participation in this Contest, including without limitation, third-party intellectual party claims arising out of or relating to any entry and/or from the acceptance, receipt and/or use of any prize.

 

GENERAL: Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions, failures in servers, hardware or software transmission, errors, omissions, interruptions, communication failures or human error that may occur in the receipt or processing of entries, or for destruction of or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries and/or any entries submitted in a manner that is not expressly allowed under these rules.  All incomplete or non-conforming entries and their entrants will be disqualified.  Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information caused by human error which may occur in the receipt or processing of the entries; or for any errors, misprints or typographical mistakes in any advertising of the Contest or prize notification.  This Contest and these Official Rules will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction) which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR AND/OR ADMINISTRATOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH ENTRANT AND RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

WINNERS LIST: For the name of the winner, available after January 10, 2014, send your request along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to Administrator at the address listed above, within thirty (30) days following the end of the Contest.