We're celebrating our animal friends who are differently abled, and differently beautiful. Those who stand out from the crowd - because that just makes them OUTSTANDING! Whether it's a cat with hydrocephalus, a blind donkey, a rabbit walking with wheels, or a dog with a cleft lip - we want to put the Special into 'Special Needs' and celebrate animals who are wonderful just the way they are! It’s all about acceptance, having fun, celebrating our uniqueness - and SAVING LIVES!

Your entries and donate-to votes will help Road Dogs & Rescue rescue more 'special' dogs, and keep powering towards our goal of a sanctuary and healing centre.

Rules

Terms and Conditions

The Road Dogs & Rescue ‘Something Special Games’ (the “Games”) is open to people worldwide who are 18 years of age or older as of October 1st 2019. Use of this site, submitting an entry, registering or voting confirms that you agree to these terms and conditions.

All entries must meet the following guidelines:

The entry and all elements of the entry must be the entrant’s original work and owned by them.

The entry must not exceed 1 (one) minute total running time.

The entry must not violate the intellectual property rights of any third party. That means that the video should not contain a trademark or logo of another company, nor any copyrighted materials such as music, photographs, or posters.

The entry must be suitable for publication and publicity purposes as determined by Road Dogs & Rescue (‘Sponsor’) in its sole discretion. Entries must be in good taste and must not contain obscene or defamatory statements nor portray Sponsor or any third party in any way that might tend to subject them to public contempt, scandal, disrepute or ridicule.

Entrant acknowledges that Sponsor may use entry without any compensation to entrant or persons appearing in the video, in any and all media, throughout the world, including derivative works.
The entry may not contain the following: Nudity, profanity, any situations which expose any animals or persons appearing in the entries to physical injury.

Sponsor reserves the right to make determinations of suitability in its sole and absolute discretion, and to disqualify any entries it determines to be inappropriate for any of the reasons listed above, or for any other reason.

POSTING OF ENTRIES: All eligible Contest entries (as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion) shall be posted on the publicly accessible Contest website and may also be posted by sponsor on Instagram, and similar sites.

Your phone number is optional but helps us contact you in case we can’t reach you via email.

Beginning October 1st, 2019 and continuing through November 15th, 2019. at 11:59 pm PDT, viewers will be asked to Vote for entries.

In connection with your video entry, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize Sponsor to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary right in all video entries to enable inclusion and use of the entry in the manner contemplated by this Contest and these Official Rules. You further agree that you will not submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret, or is otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to submit the material and enter the Contest and to grant Sponsor of all the license rights granted herein.

GENERAL RULES: Void where prohibited. All federal, state and local laws apply. Sponsor may alter entries submitted prior to publication, if any.
All income taxes resulting from acceptance of prize are the responsibility of winner. By entering contest, entrant accepts and agrees to these Official Rules and the decisions of Judges, which shall be final in all matters. By participating in this contest and/or accepting prizes, entrants agree to hold Sponsor and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees and assigns harmless against any and all claims and liability in connection with the contest, the videos, or the use or redemption of prizes, including, without limitation, bodily injury or death or the violation of the rights of any third parties. Submission of contest entry (1) constitutes permission to use winners’ names and likenesses, address (city/state), and video entry, for advertising and publicity purposes without further compensation, unless prohibited by law, (2) grants Sponsor and its agents the right to modify, adapt, and/or edit entry, and (3) constitutes a representation and warranty that entrant has received permission for Sponsor to use the audio and likeness of all persons appearing in the video without additional compensation to such persons. Sponsor and its affiliated companies will not be responsible for lost, late, or misdirected entries or prize notices or for any typographical, or other error in the administration of the contest, or announcement of the prize. In the event of any such error, Sponsor reserves the right to request that the Judges modify this contest in a manner deemed reasonable by the Judges, at the Judges’ sole discretion. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, stolen, garbled or misdirected entries, all of which are void. Electronic entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. The authorized account holder is deemed as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Entries that are incomplete, illegible or corrupted are void and will not be accepted.

By entering the Contest, entrant recognizes and agrees that the registration information provided by entrant will be made available to Sponsor; use of such information will be governed by Sponsor’s privacy policy. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and terminate, suspend, cancel or modify the Contest and award the prizes from among all eligible entries received as of the date of termination if for any reason this Contest is not capable of running as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, fraud, unauthorized intervention, technical failures or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor. On or about November 15 2019, a Grand Prize winner and Five Winners shall be selected.

Winners will be chosen by popular donate-to-vote. $1 per vote.
There will be five category winners and one Grand Winner – who has received the most votes overall. This is not cumulative (i.e.: if you enter the same video in different categories, the votes are tallied for each separate video).

The potential winners will be notified within one month (December 15th) via the email address and/or phone number provided during registration. Potential winners must sign and return an Affidavit of eligibility and Publicity and rights Release, and the personal releases of each person appearing in the entry, within seven (7) days of attempted delivery or prize will be forfeited. If any prize/prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or in the event of non-compliance with any other requirements, the prize will be forfeited in its entirety and may be awarded to an alternate. Winners agree that receiving a prize grants Sponsor the right to print, publish, broadcast, and use universe-wide in any media now known or later developed at any time or times, the winner’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, and biographical information for any purpose, including but not limited to, in advertisements, publicity, and other communications without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.

Each vote is meant to cost $1 each. We will honor the vote count as tallied by our software.

These terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.

HOW TO ENTER

  • Select the category for your video.
  • Click "Submit Video" and create an account, or log in, to upload your video.
  • Please ensure your video is 60 seconds or less.
  • Video entries must be the original, copyright-owned work of the entrant.
  • All rights to videos will be subject to our terms and conditions.
  • Ensure your email is correct so that you can claim your prize.
  • Entry period is October 1st, 2019 - November 15th, 2019.

HOW TO WIN!

  • Winners will be chosen by popular donate-to-vote. $1 per vote. There will be five category winners and one Grand Winner - for the video that receives the highest number of votes overall.
  • Have fun. Be creative! Inspire people to vote!
  • Email your link to your friends and family and ask them to vote for your pup.
  • Share your voting link on your social media and ask followers to vote. If you are on Instagram - just copy and paste the video link into your bio.
  • Let people know that their votes help save lives. Just $1 to help save lives!
  • You have 6 weeks to vote so let's get this party started!
  • Voting ends with the contest on November 15 at 9PM PST.

*Volunteers, staff & foster parents of Road Dogs and Rescue are welcome to participate in the contest, but are not elligible to win any prizes.

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