NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The Otto Awards Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Otto Awards LLC, having an address of 525 S Black Ave, Bozeman MT 59715 (“Sponsor”).
Subject to these Official Rules, the Contest is open only to permanent legal U.S. residents physically residing in the fifty (50) United States of America and the District of Columbia, residents of Canada, and entrepreneurs who reside elsewhere but are applying on behalf of a company that does business in North America, who are at least 18 years old as of the date of entry, and have not previously won an Otto Awards Contest. THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO JURISDICTIONS WITH LAWS THAT WOULD REQUIRE REGISTRATION, DISCLOSURE, FILING, TRUST ACCOUNT, OR POSTING OF A BOND, OR ANY OTHER REQUIREMENTS, THAT ARE NOT SATISFIED BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS APPLY.
The Contest begins at 6am PST on September 29, 2022 and ends at 11:59:59pm PST pm November 13, 2022 (“Entry Period”).
HOW TO ENTER:
No purchase or payment is necessary to participate in the Contest. During the Entry Period, enter the Contest by visiting www.ottoawards.com and following the Apply link.
Additional entries that submit the same content will be ignored. Any late, lost, misdirected, incorrect or incomplete entries will be disqualified and Sponsor and its agents will not be responsible for such entries.
You hereby confirm that: the entry is your original creation; the entry was not copied (in whole or in part) from any other work; you have obtained a binding written release from (and signed by) every other person or copyright holder who (or whose work is) shown in the entry, as necessary to grant Sponsor the rights provided herein; the entry does not infringe or violate any copyright right, trademark right, publicity right, privacy right or other proprietary right of any person or entity (including without limitation, any property owner); and Sponsor will not be obligated to pay any compensation to, or permit any participation by, any third party in connection with the use, publication, distribution or exploitation of any entry.
Sponsor expressly reserves the right to disqualify any entries that it believes in good faith are generated by an automated means or scripts. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means are void.
Prizes are subject to change at any time, and there is no guarantee that any specific Prize will be (or continue to be available).
The recognized global leader in entrepreneurial legal services. Prize: $10k legal services fee credit. www.gunder.com
Viral Hollywood storytelling for the digital world. Break through the noise. Prize: $25k strategy and consultancy package to build your brand (only for later-stage B2B, B2C, and healthcare companies). www.shareability.com
Blue Egg builds some of the most compelling brands in the world. Prize: $15k evaluation and upgrade your brand position and graphics. www.blueegg.design
Grow into a household name with this cutting-edge startup PR agency. Prize: $20k customized PR plan and execution strategy. Optional media training, crisis protocols, and more. www.headstandgroup.com
Your full-service outsourced accounting & finance solution. Prize: $10k finance, accounting, and operational support services. www.sprchrgr.com
Figure Equity Services
End-to-end equity management solution for private companies. Prize: $15k cap table management solution, and offering documents for your next round. www.figure.com/equity-solutions
Better marketing, sales, and customer success efforts. Prize: $5k marketing audit, review & recommendations of marketing tech platforms. www.inboundav.com
Boutique messaging & PR consultancy. We help you tell your startup story better. Prize: $10k Company website or pitch deck overhaul. www.corecommunicationsconsulting.com
Perhaps the best DTC analytics and growth agency. Prize: $5k consumer journey and funnel audit (only for DTC companies). www.endrock.software
Powerful, easy-to-ue CRM platform for delightful customer experiences. Prize: $20k estimated value with up to 90% off your HubSpot subscription. www.hubspot.com
Decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Contest. In no event shall the Sponsor be obligated to award any prizes other than the Prizes specified in these Official Rules. The Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions (including, without limitation, for cash) are permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value for any Prize if such Prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of the Prizes, and any related shipping and handling charges. To receive a complete list of winners or a copy of the Official Rules, within six (6) months after the end of the Entry Period, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Otto Awards LLC Contest Winner’s List,], 525 S Black Ave, Bozeman MT 59715.
Winners are responsible for contacting prize sponsors to redeem their prizes, and those sponsors shall be solely responsible for Prize fulfillment.
DETERMINATION OF AWARDS:
The Otto Awards Judge panel appointed by Sponsor shall review the eligible submissions and select a winning submission. The Judges shall base their decision on the following criteria: quality of work; communications, marketing, or PR impact; creativity; originality; business success based on the work submitted; and the business impact relative to the resources invested in producing the work. Sponsor may remove or replace Judges at any time, and Sponsor does not guarantee that any particular Judge will be involved in the Contest. The decision of the Judges is final and binding.
The Contest will be conducted under the supervision of the Sponsor. The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest. Winners will be notified by email; provided, however, that Sponsor reserves the right to determine an alternate method of notification. Winners must claim their Prize within the limits set by the prize sponsors or within 6 months, whichever is shorter, after the date of notification of such Prize. A Contest winner’s failure to respond to the Prize notification within the specified time limit just described will be considered such Contest winner’s forfeiture of the prize. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries.
GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES:
By entering the Contest or accepting a Prize, you agree to conform to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. When applicable, the winner may be required to execute and return (and winning may be conditioned upon the winner executing and returning) to Sponsor, within ten (10) business days, an Affidavit of Eligibility and/or a Liability and Publicity Release drafted by Sponsor to be eligible for the Prize or an alternate winner will be selected. Winners may be required in Sponsor’s sole discretion to complete relevant tax forms as a condition to the delivery of the applicable prize. Winner may also be required to furnish proof of identity, address and birth date in order to receive a Prize.
Unless prohibited by applicable law, your acceptance of a Prize constitutes your permission to use your name, photograph, likeness, voice, address (city and state) and testimonials in all media, in perpetuity, in any manner Sponsor deems appropriate for publicity purposes without any compensation to such entrant or any review or approval rights, notifications, or permissions; and constitutes your consent to disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties (including, without limitation, placing the winner’s name on a winner’s list). If there is information in a submission that the entrant deems to be private, Sponsor will make efforts to work with the entrant to remove, obscure, or otherwise satisfy entrant’s business needs.
An entrant or winner may be disqualified from the Contest if he or she fails to comply with each provision of these Official Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Participation in the Contest is at entrant’s own risk. Sponsor shall not be liable for: (1) failed, returned or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner in connection with an entry; (2) entries and responses to winner notifications which are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient in whole or in part or for computer or technical error of any kind; (3) any electronic miscommunications or failures, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit an entrant’s ability to participate in the Contest; (4) any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions or other failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical or technical in nature, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile device related to or resulting from downloading any application or otherwise in connection with this Contest; or (5) any warranty with respect to any Prize or any component thereof. THE PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS” AND SPONSOR DOES NOT MAKE ANY, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL, REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND REGARDING THE PRIZES.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING ELSE HEREIN OR OTHERWISE, SPONSOR AND/OR ITS VENDORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE OR OBLIGATED WITH RESPECT TO ANY SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT OR UNDER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR (A) ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE, GOODWILL, OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS), (B) DATA LOSS OR COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, AND/OR (C) ANY MATTER BEYOND SUCH PARTIES’ REASONABLE CONTROL.
By entering the Contest, you agree to and hereby do release and hold harmless Sponsor, prize sponsors, and their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated entities, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents, and representatives from any damage, injury, death, loss, claim, action, demand, or other liability (collectively, “Claims”) that may arise from your acceptance, possession and/or use of any Prize or your participation in this Contest, or from any misuse or malfunction of any Prize awarded, regardless of whether such Claims, or knowledge of the facts constituting such Claims, exist at the time of entry or arise at any time thereafter. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules in any way or at any time. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Contest should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the Contest. In the event of cancellation or suspension, Sponsor shall promptly post a notice on Sponsor’s website to such effect. This Contest shall be governed by Montana law, without regard to conflicts of laws provisions. By participating in this Contest, you agree that any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Contest shall be determined by binding arbitration only in Bozeman, Montana, by and under the Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sponsor may seek equitable relief in any court of competent jurisdiction. If any provision of these rules is held to be illegal or unenforceable, such provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these rules otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.