Yow Surf #YOWRAWCONTEST

Official Rules, Terms and Conditions:

  1. Contest Timing: The #YOWRAWCONTEST (“Contest”) begins at 00:01 A.M. GMT+1 on August 10, 2020 and ends at 11:59 P.M. on August 24, 2020 (the “Contest Period”). The time shall be determined by Sponsor’s timekeeping systems, and Sponsor may also rely on the time processing functions of third parties. Sponsor shall have the sole discretion in determining the timeliness of any action or inaction relating to the Contest. This is a Contest where the winner( s) will be determined on the basis of skill, not chance.
  1. Eligibility: Participation in the Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional acceptance of these Official Rules. The Contest is open to individuals who are twelve (12) years of age or older as of the beginning of the Contest Period. Employees, agents, directors, managers or officers of HLC SB Distribution S.L (“Sponsor”) or any of its direct or indirect parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, public relations agencies, or prize suppliers, including, without limitation, vendors providing services in connection with the Contest (all of the foregoing, collectively with Sponsor, the “Contest Entities”), members of the immediate family (including, without lirnitation, any spouse, partner, parent, grandparent, sibling, child or grandchildren, in each case, whether related by blood, adoption, marriage, civil partnership or cohabitation) of, and those living in the same household as any employee, agent, director, manager or officer are not eligible to participate in the Contest. Residents of any jurisdiction where the Contest is prohibited or restricted, are also not eligible to participate in the Contest. The Contest is subject to all applicable laws, rules and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted. Any entrant under the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which entrant resides must have his or her parent’s or legal guardian’s permission to participate in the Contest in order to be eligible to participate in the Contest.
  2. How to Enter/Entry Requirements:Individuals who are eligible to participate in the Contest in accordance with these Official Rules may enter the Contest as follows:Video Entry: In order to enter the Contest, each entrant must create and upload to entrant’s Instagram account (requires agreement to Instagram’s terms of use and privacy policy and for entrant’s profile to be public in order for the videos to be accessible by Sponsor) an Instagram raw clip between five seconds and one minute in length with original video that has not been previously published in another competition, (the “Video”) with the hashtag “#YOWRAWCONTEST AND tagging @yowsurf. The Video must be uploaded between 00:01 A.M. GMT+1 on August 10, 2020 (“Open Time”) and 23:59 P.M. GMT+1 on August 24, 2020 (“Close Time”) and must comply with the Required Representations and Warranties set forth below. Entrants may enter the Contest more than once with a maximum of five participations, but each Video must be unique, submitted separately and include the required hashtag “#YOWRAWCONTEST” AND tag @yowsurf.Participants must ride a SURFSKATE system. Entrants using standard skateboarding trucks, reversed kingpin trucks, waveboards, streetboards, freeboards, mountainboards or any other kind of board not considered as a surfskate won’t be eligible to participate.Anyone found using multiple Instagram accounts to enter the Contest will not be eligible to win. Entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the Instagram account submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an Instagram account by Instagram. Entrants must have the prior consent of their parent or legal guardian to enter the Contest and provide personal information.

REQUIRED REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES:

By participating in the Contest, you represent and warrant that your entry (including, without limitation, any Video or other content associated with your entry – hereafter, collectively “Entry”) complies with the following criteria as applicable (collectively, the “Required Representations and Warranties”):

  1. Your Entry must be your own original work or you must have all the rights necessary to post or re-post the content. Any person who helped produce the Video must grant ownership rights to you by a signed/dated written statement acknowledging the transfer of any ownership rights they may have in the Video to you. Each Entry must not contain any material that would violate or infringe upon the rights of any person or entity, including without limitation copyrights, trademarks or rights of privacy or publicity, or that is defamatory, threatening, indecent, obscene or offensive, or that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to any applicable laws or regulations, or which requires a license from any third party.
  2. Except for the marks of Sponsor (addressed below), the Entry must not contain or reference any names, products or services of any company or entity or any third-party trademarks, logos, trade dress or promotion of any brand, product, or service. Sponsor grants you the limited permission to display each of their “Yow Surf” brand marks and products in your Entry solely for purposes of entering the Contest and subject to these Official Rules.
  3. Each Entry must be appropriate for public viewing. Without limiting the foregoing, each Entry must not be lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, violate any laws or otherwise contain content which Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion decides is inappropriate or objectionable. Your Entry must also not disparage or cast a negative light on any person, entity, or brand, product, or service.

Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to not consider any Entry for the Contest if it believes the Entry violates or potentially violates any of the foregoing requirements or otherwise fails to comply with any provision of these Official Rules. Y ou agree to reimburse Sponsor and the other Contest Entities in full in respect of any losses, damages, and expenses, including reasonable legal fees (including, where permitted, reasonable attomeys’ fees) that they may sustain from the breach of a representation or warranty made by you or the use of any rights granted by you to Sponsor hereunder.

By submitting your Entry you grant to Sponsor and the other Contest Entities a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sub-licensable, freely assignable license to reproduce your Entry and to otherwise (in whole or in part) use, exploit, copy, modify, adapt, edit, publish and display the Entry (including any photo, video or other content associated with your Entry) in any form, manner, venue, media or technology now known or later developed for any and all purposes, including, without limitation, for purposes of trade, advertising, and promotion as Sponsor and the other Contest Entities and their respective licensees or assignees determine, without further compensation, notification, or permission. Further, by entering, you hereby waive any moral rights you may have in your Entry in favor of Sponsor and other Contest Entities.

By submitting your Entry you also grant to Sponsor and the other Contest Entities the worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully sub-licensable, and freely transferable right, but not the obligation, to use any and all names, identities, titles, likenesses, distinctive appearances, physical likenesses, images, portraits, pictures, photographs (whether still or moving), screen personas, voices, vocal styles, statements, gestures, mannerisms, personalities, performance characteristics, biographical data, signatures, and any other indicia or imitations of identity or likeness listed, provided, referenced, or otherwise contained in the Entry ( all attributes, collectively, per person, a “Persona”) for purposes of advertising and trade, in any format, medium, or technology now known or later developed without further notice, approval, or compensation, unless prohibited by law.

  1. Judging/Winner Selection:

    Following the Close Time, Videos that qualify for entry into the Contest will be judged by one or more judges selected by Sponsor that are experienced in surfing (“Judging Panel”). Sponsor may remove, replace or add additional judges to the Judging Panel in its sole discretion at any time. The Videos will be judged based on creativity, technical aspects of the entrant’s performance, and flow (the “Criteria”) and will be organised in eight categories: Men Overall, Women Overall, Best Style, Best Trick, Best Wipe Out, Best Shared Wave, Best Filmer and Best Spot. The Judging Panel will select three entrants for the Men Overall category and other three entrants for Women Overall category based on the skills and creativity seen in the 5 entries of each participant, as determined by the Judging Panel in its sole and absolute discretion.

    The Judging Panel will also select one (1) entrant as the winner of the Best Style based on the style of the entrant’s performance; one (1) entrant as the winner of the Best Trick based on the creativity and difficulty of the trick performed by the rider; one (1) entrant as the winner of the Best Wipe Out based on the commitment or fun factor; two or more winners of the Best Shared Wave based on the creativity, synchronicity and technicality of the round; one (1) entrant as the winner of the Best Filmer based on the technicality of the work; and one (1) entrant as the winner of the Best Spot based on the creativity and uniqueness of the spot and riding.

  1. Winner Notification: all winners will be notified by email, phone or Instagram direct message from Sponsor on or about Sept 1, 2020. The winner(s) must respond to Sponsor’s notification and provide all requested information within forty-eight (48) hours of the first contact or attempted contact from Sponsor or the potential prize may be forfeited. To claim any prize, Sponsor may require winner(s) to complete, sign, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release/Publicity Release forms and other applicable documents, which may require a social security number and/or other personally identifiable information, and may need to be notarized (collectively, the “Documentation”), before claiming any prize. All required documents must be completed and retumed to Sponsor by the date and time communicated by Sponsor. At Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, winner(s) may be required to produce a picture or some other form of proper identification to claim any prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize with a prize of equal or greater value. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to timely claim the prize, is disqualified, fails to timely execute and return any required forms or other documents, or if the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor may select an alternate winner from among the remaining eligible entries based on the Criteria or such altemate method as solely determined by Sponsor. Under no circumstances will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded.
  2. Prize(s):Men and Women Overall:The participants elected as best overall riders in Men and Women categories will receive a total amount of Two Hundred and Fifty Euros (250€), which can be doubled to Five Hundred Euros (500€) if the participant is riding a Yow Surfskate. Payed via bank transfer. Sponsor may select an alternate payment method if required.The participants elected as runner up riders in Men and Women categories will receive a total amount of One Hundred Euros (100€) which can be doubled to Two Hundred Euros (200€) if the participant is riding a Yow Surfskate. Payed via bank transfer. Sponsor may select an alternate payment method if required.The participants finalizing in third position in Men and Women categories will receive a total amount of Fifty Euros (50€) which can be doubled to One Hundred Euros (100€) if the participant is riding a Yow Surfskate. Payed via bank transfer. Sponsor may select an alternate payment method if required.One (1) winner will receive the Best Style Prize, consisting of One Hundred and Fifty Euros (150€). Payed via bank transfer. Sponsor may select an alternate payment method if required.One (1) winner will receive the Best Trick Prize, consisting of One Hundred and Fifty Euros (150€). Payed via bank transfer. Sponsor may select an alternate payment method if required.One (1) winner will receive the Best Wipe Out Prize, consisting of Fifty Euros (50€). Payed via bank transfer. Sponsor may select an alternate payment method if required.Two (2) or more winner will receive the Best Shared Wave Prize, consisting of Two Hundred Euros (50€). Payed via bank transfer. Sponsor may select an alternate payment method if required.One (1) winner will receive the Best Filmer Prize, consisting of One Hundred Euros (100€). Payed via bank transfer. Sponsor may select an alternate payment method if required.One (1) winner will receive the Best Best Spot Prize, consisting of Fifty Euros (50€). Payed via bank transfer. Sponsor may select an alternate payment method if required.The total ARV of all prizes awarded under the Contest can be up to One Thousand Eight Hundred Euros (1800€). All prizes are awarded “AS IS” without any warranty of any kind, express or implied. No substitution, exchange or transfer of prizes will be made or is permitted except in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.
  1. Publicity & Marketing: Submission of an Entry in the Contest constitutes permission, but not the obligation, to Sponsor and other Contest Entities and their respective licensees and assigns to use entrant’s name, identity, title, likeness, distinctive appearance, physical likeness, image, portrait, picture, photograph (whether still or moving), screen persona, voice, vocal style, statements, gesture, mannerism, personality, performance characteristic, biographical data, signature, and any other indicia or imitation of identity or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade, in any medium, without further notice, approval, or compensation, unless prohibited by law. Submission of contact information in connection with the Contest (whether or not required), including, without limitation, mailing address, phone number, and email address, constitutes permission for Sponsor and the other Contest Entities to use entrant’s personal information for purposes of administration of the Contest and for other purposes permitted by Sponsor’s Privacy Policy located at www.yowsurf.com. You may opt-out ofreceiving such communications as set forth in Sponsor’s Privacy Policy or as provided within any such marketing materials (e.g., using the “Unsubscribe” feature provided in the footer of Sponsor’s emails ). You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor. The information you provide to Sponsor will only be used in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. By participating in the Contest, you agree to the terms of Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.
  1. General Terms: Decisions of Sponsor on all matters relating to the Contest are final and binding. All federal, state, provincial, local and other taxes, related to the prizes, are the sole responsibility of the winners. Contest Entities do not warrant that access to the Contest will be uninterrupted. The Contest Entities are not responsible for, including but not limited to, technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the Entries in the Contest or for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, accessing or downloading information in connection with the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; violates the Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest and to disqualify any entrant for any reason, in its sole and absolute discretion, including (but not limited to) if, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest. If such cancelation occurs, Sponsor reserves the right to select the winners from among all eligible entries. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
  1. Releases: Entrant acknowledges that entrant may be participating in dangerous activities in connection with the Contest, including the inherently dangerous surfskating activities contemplated by the Contest. Entrant understands that the risk of injury from the activities involved in the Contest is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death, and while particular equipment and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious injury does exist. Entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor and the other Contest Entities are not advocating or suggesting the performance of dangerous tricks, tricks above entrant’s skill level or tricks that should only be performed by a professional. Entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor and the other Contest Entities have no responsibility whatsoever for injuries, losses, or damages of any kind that result from entrance into the Contest or receipt, acceptance, possession, or use of any prize. By entering the Contest, entrant agrees to indemnify, release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, each other Contest Entity, and Instagram, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns (the “Released Parties”) from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of, or relating to, entrant’s participation in the Contest or any Contest-related activities (including, without limitation, events and travel) and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder (including, without limitation, any non-compliance by entrant with these Official Rules; acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize; any malfunction, error or other problem arising in connection with the collection, processing, or retention of entry information; or any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any winner). The foregoing includes, without limitation, any claim for personal injury, property loss or damage, or death arising in any way in connection with the Contest.
  1. Disputes: Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Spain. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor or other Contest Entities in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Country of Spain, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Spanish ones.
  2. Winner List: To obtain the winners’ names visit www.yowsurf.com or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: HLC SB DISTRIBUTION S.L, Polígono Lintzirin Gaina, Parcela E S/N, 20180, Oiartzun, Guipúzcoa, Spain, with a written request by January 1, 2021.
  3. Third Party Platforms: The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook or Instagram (collectively, the “Social Network”). By participating, you release the Social Network and its respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, directors, agents, and advertising agencies, from and against any and all injury, loss or damage caused or claimed to be caused by your Entry or your participation in the Contest and/or the acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of any prize.