QC Makeup Academy Holiday Makeup Contest Rules

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

  1. Promotion Description: The ‘QC Makeup Academy Holiday Contest’ (“Contest”) begins on December 1, 2015 at 12:00 AM (Eastern Time (US & Canada)) and ends on December 15, 2015 at 12:00 AM (Eastern Time (US & Canada)) (the “Entry 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 QC Makeup Academy (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the contest. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Contest.

  2. Eligibility: Open to legal residents of any country who are the legal age of majority in his or her country of residence. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Sponsor and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), and members of their immediate families and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, are ineligible to enter the Contest or win a prize.

  3. Winner Selection:

    Contest semi-finalists will be selected by the QC team and posted to the QC Makeup Academy Facebook Page no later than 12:00PM (Eastern Time, US & Canada) on December 16th 2015. The five photos in each category with the most Facebook “likes” at 12:00PM (Eastern Time, US & Canada) on December 19th 2015 will be the contest finalists.

    The winner of the Contest will be selected by the QC “Judges” via a video critique of the finalists posted to the QC Makeup Academy Holiday Contest Page no later than 5:00PM (Eastern Time, US & Canada) on December 21st 2015.

    Additionally, all contestants who provide a valid QC Makeup Academy Student Number at the time of entry will be entered into a random draw for the “QC Student Prize”. The winner of this random draw will be announced no later than 5:00PM (Eastern Time, US & Canada) on December 21st 2015.

    All decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible Entries received. Winner will be notified by email at the email address provided in the Entry Information on or about 48 hours after the judge’s ruling. Potential winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Sponsor within 48 hours of notification. Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. The potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively “the Prize Claim Documents”). No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.

  4. Prizes:

    • 1 (#) winner(s) in the “Nice” category will receive one (1) Sephora Give Me More Lip collection along with a combination of eyeliners, foundations and primer creams. (approximate retail value or “ARV” between between $100 and $120 US). Prize will be sent to the winner’s mailing address, shipping fees will be paid for by QC Makeup Academy.

    • 1 (#) winner(s) in the “Naughty” category will receive one (1) Sephora Lashstash collection along with a lipstick, powder and NARS stippling brush. (approximate retail value or “ARV” between $100 and $120 US). Prize will be sent to the winner’s mailing address, shipping fees will be paid for by QC Makeup Academy.

    • 1 (#) winner(s) of the QC Makeup Academy Student Draw will receive one (1) Sephora Favorites Superstars collection. (approximate retail value or “ARV” between $90 and $100 US). Prize will be sent to the winner’s mailing address, shipping fees will be paid for by QC Makeup Academy.

    • Only one prize will be awarded per contest category. Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the prize represents Sponsor’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items.

    • All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.

  5. Online Entry: Enter the contest during the Promotion Period online by emailing your makeup photos to contests@qccareerschool.com, providing the information required as described on the contest landing page at http://www.qcmakeupacademy.com/2015-holiday-makeup-contest/.

    Automated or robotic Entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified. Internet entry must be made by the entrant. Any attempt by an entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void that entrant’s Entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. All Entries must be posted by the end of the Promotion Period in order to participate. Sponsor’s database clock will be the official time keeper for this Sweepstakes.

  6. Privacy: All entrants acknowledge that if they are chosen as a winner, certain of their personally identifying information may be disclosed to third parties at least as required by law, including, without limitation, on a winner’s list. All personal information submitted as part of the Contest may be shared by and between the Promotion Entities, and each of the Promotion Entities will use such information in accordance with their respective independent online privacy policies. The privacy policy of QC Makeup Academy can be found at https://www.qcmakeupacademy.com/enroll/.

  7. Limitation of Liability: Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Contest. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any misdirected or lost mail, or any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay of operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating downloading materials in the Contest. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus bugs, tampering, 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, then Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. In such event, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, perform a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received prior to or after such cancellation, suspension, or modification.

    In the event of a dispute concerning who registered online to participate in the Contest, the registration will be declared to have been made by the authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, education institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible.

  8. Winner’s List: To obtain a copy of any legally required winners list or a copy of the Official Rules, send the applicable request and a self-addresses, stamped, #10 envelope to QC Makeup Academy cc: Holiday Makeup Contest at 38 McArthur Ave, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Request must be received no later than 48 hours + 6 MONTHS for the name of the winner and, by the end of the promotion, for a copy of the rules.

  9. Sponsor: The Contest is sponsored by QC Makeup Academy, 38 McArthur Ave, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, info@qcmakeupacademy.com.