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Official contest rules for Love Conquers All Wedding giveaway

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES LOVE CONQUERS ALL WEDDING GIVEAWAY

*​By submitting an entry all contestants automatically agree and will abide by the rules outlined below *

I. ELIGIBILITY & ENTRY: ​NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER: the contest is open to Black LGBTQ+ legal residents of any one (1) of the forty-eight (48) contiguous continental the United States or the District of Columbia (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions and overseas U.S. military installations) who are twenty-one (21) years old and over. Employees and families of Palladino Publishing, FusionMedia Properties, its affiliates, and participating sponsors and their affiliates are not eligible to win.

HOW TO ENTER
All contestants must complete all required steps to be included: (1) Review and agree to official contest rules (2) Submit official entry form with a photograph of the couple (3) Follow SIGNATURE BRIDE and Equally Wed on at least 1 social media platform (4) Post a photo of the couple on social media and tag SIGNATURE BRIDE and Equally Wed and include the following phrase and hashtag: We Believe Love Conquers All#SBWeddingGiveaway

II. GENERAL PRIZE INFORMATION:​ One winning couple will be chosen. Prize winners must present valid identification, proof of age and 2020 wedding date to claim the prize. The winner is subject to state, local and federal taxes where applicable. If, for any reason, the winner is unable to utilize the prize on the dates given, subsequent draws will be made until a qualified winner is drawn. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitute prizes will be awarded under any circumstances. Prizes may not be substituted or redeemed for cash. Prizes must be claimed within three (3) days of winner notification. In the event of any disagreement regarding contestants, winners or qualification of winners, or adequacy or value of the prize, the decision of FusionMedia Properties shall remain final. All prizes will be awarded. Prize winners must sign a Hold Harmless and Indemnity Agreement, agreeing to hold FusionMedia Properties and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize or contest. ​Void where prohibited.

III. RELEASE:​ By entering a contest on the SIGNATURE BRIDE and Equally Wed website, each participant in the contest, including all winners, acknowledges, authorizes and gives permission to Palladino Publishing and FusionMedia Properties, its agents, employees and corporate owners, their sponsors and corporate sponsors, their successors, licensees, and assigns, the irrevocable right to use, for any purpose whatsoever and without compensation, their names, any photographs, videotapes, audiotapes, or other recordings that arise out of, either directly or incidentally, the wedding giveaway contest.

IV. CONTEST-SPECIFIC RULES: ​The decision of FusionMedia Properties with regard to rules, specifications, qualifiers, winners and prizes is final.​ a​ ) Contestants log on to ​http://www.signaturebride.net​ or http://equallywed.com, beginning June 26/20 through 7/7/20; b) Contestants must complete the entire entry form. Incomplete entries will be automatically disqualified;​ ​c) A panel will narrow down the entries to 10 semi-finalists, from which 3 couples will be selected as finalists through a random drawing. Winners will be notified by email and telephone by July 20, 2020. Once the winner is announced, online posts and a news release will follow. ​d.​ Grand Prize winner will receive a virtual wedding package and honeymoon package valued at $10,000 in services, including:
● A feature on​ SIGNATURE BRIDE’s​ and Equally Wed’s digital and social media platforms
● Virtual Wedding Ceremony provided by ​WebWed Mobile​, including marriage license and officiant
● 5-Day Honeymoon​ ​(1/1/2021 – 12/31/2021) – Blackout dates may
NOTE: ​Gratuity, taxes, state marriage certificate fees, and air and ground travel to honeymoon destination are not included with any prize element and are the sole responsibility of the prize winners.

V. VERIFICATION OF POTENTIAL WINNER​: Potential winners must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The potential winners may be required to provide FusionMedia Properties with documentation that shows he/she/they was/were an eligible participant. The potential winner will be required to sign and return to FusionMedia Properties within four (4) days of the date notice is sent, an affidavit of eligibility, and liability/publicity release and Hold-Harmless Agreement (except where prohibited) in order to claim his/her/their prize if applicable. If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release and Hold Harmless and Indemnity Agreement within the required time period (if applicable), or the prize or prize notification is returned undeliverable, the potential winner forfeits the prize and an alternate winner will be selected.

NOTE: Should the winning couple’s story or submission be determined to be untrue or false in any way, the couple must be responsible for any and all real costs associated with the grand prize or another winner may be picked at the discretion of the FusionMedia Properties’ staff.

VI. ENTRY CONDITIONS AND RELEASE:​ By entering, each participant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsors, FusionMedia Properties and/or the Wedding Giveaway judges, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes; (b) release and hold harmless the Sponsors and each of their respective parents, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, the prize suppliers and any other organizations’ responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Wedding Giveaway and promotion, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses and liability, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant’s entry, creation of an entry or submission of an entry, participation in the Wedding Giveaway and Promotion, acceptance or use or misuse of the prize(s) (including any travel or activity related thereto and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of entry; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Sponsors from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of or relating to an entrant’s participation in the Wedding Giveaway Sweepstakes and Promotion and/or entrant’s acceptance, use or misuse of prize(s).

VII. GENERAL CONDITIONS​. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. FusionMedia Properties is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected registrations, which will be disqualified.

VIII. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY.​ The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized by the Promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to, malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize(s). If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Wedding Giveaway Sweepstakes.

IX. DISPUTE RESOLUTION​. Each participant expressly agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Wedding Giveaway, or any prize(s) that may be awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal or state court within the state of Florida; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Wedding Giveaway Sweepstakes, but in no event attorney’s fees; and (3) under no circumstances will a participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and each participant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages other than actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues concerning or arising out of this Wedding Giveaway Sweepstakes shall be governed by the laws of the state of Florida without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law provisions that would cause the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction other than the State of Florida.

X. These are the official contest rules of the Love Conquers All Giveaway presented by SIGNATURE BRIDE and Equally Wed. These rules may be subject to change without notice.

For a free copy of these rules or a list of finalists and winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Love Conquers All Wedding Giveaway
c/o SIGNATURE BRIDE MAGAZINE 200 Leslie Dr.
Suite 1015
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009