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The Mommy Blog Awards: Official Contest Rules

The Bump Mommy Blog Awards Contest - 2010

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


TERM:
Phase 1: The “The Bump Mommy Blog Awards Contest” (the "Contest") nomination entry period commences at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time November 2, 2010, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on November 9, 2010 (the "Contest Entry Period"). The Contest is sponsored by The Knot, Inc., 462 Broadway, 6th floor, New York, NY 10013 (sometimes hereinafter singularly referred to as the "Sponsor").

Phase 2: The “The Bump Mommy Blog Awards Contest” (the "Contest") voting entry period to determine category winners commences at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time November 10, 2010, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on November 15, 2010 (the "Contest Entry Period"). The Contest is sponsored by The Knot, Inc., 462 Broadway, 6th floor, New York, NY 10013 (sometimes hereinafter singularly referred to as the "Sponsor").

Phase 3: The “The Bump Mommy Blog Awards Contest” (the "Contest") voting entry period to determine a "Best Overall Blog" winner commences at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time November 17, 2010, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on November 23, 2010 (the "Contest Entry Period"). The Contest is sponsored by The Knot, Inc., 462 Broadway, 6th floor, New York, NY 10013 (sometimes hereinafter singularly referred to as the "Sponsor").

ELIGIBILITY:
This Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, 21 years or older as of date of entry. Employees of the Sponsor; any promotional companies or advertising agencies participating in the Contest and employees of their respective subsidiaries and affiliates; any persons involved in the creation, development, or implementation of this Contest; and any other persons or entities directly associated with this Contest and any members of their immediate families or households ("Contest Parties") are ineligible to participate. Entries for the Contest drawing must be received prior to the expiration of the Contest Entry Period. This Contest is void in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and wherever prohibited or restricted by law, and is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. By submitting an entry form, entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules and all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations that govern contests.

PRIZES:

One (1) grand prize (the “Grand Prize”) for the owner of the blog entered by an eligible entrant voted “Best overall blog” will consist of one (1) Apple 16GB iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G and one (1) Apple iPad Keyboard Dock.

Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize: $700. Actual retail value may vary.

Seventeen (17) category winner prize (each a “Category Prize”), consisting of one (1) $50 Pottery Barn Kids gift certificate and one (1) copy of The Baby Bump book for each blog owner of the blog entered by an eligible entrant voted “best” for each of the seventeen (17) blog categories.

Approximate total retail value (“ARV”) of each Category Prize: $68.75

The blogs entered by finalists (including without limitation, the winning blog) will be featured on Sponsor’s website.

The blog feature has no cash value. The prizes are not transferable or assignable, cannot be redeemed for cash, and no substitutions will be allowed except by Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value or nature if advertised prize is not available. Each prize winner is responsible for compliance with all applicable federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations, including, without limitation, the payment of all applicable taxes.

HOW TO ENTER:
During the Contest Entry Period, you may enter the Contest by accessing the entry screen at www.thebump.com/blogawards and fully completing the on-screen entry form and transmitting the information to the Sponsor at www.thebump.com/blogawards before 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on November 5, 2010. Your full name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number, date of birth, email address, the name of the blog and its owner being entered (including the name and contact information for the potential winner), one (1) hyperlink to the blog, a short paragraph describing the blog, and a short paragraph about why the blog deserves to win the Contest are required for eligibility. Incomplete or late entries will be disqualified. Entries must comply with file specifications on entry page and must be in English. Entries must not infringe on, misappropriate or otherwise violate any third-party rights (including but not limited to copyright, trademark, rights of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary right), and must be deemed suitable by Sponsor. Entrant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Sponsor and each of its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from any losses, damages, or expenses arising from or in connection with infringement, misappropriation or violation of any third party rights. Entries deemed lewd or offensive may be disqualified, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Entries that comply with format specifications may be acknowledged by e-mail, but remain subject to full eligibility determinations at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your online carrier apply. An entry that does not comply with entry guidelines will be deemed void and of no effect. An entry made will be deemed to have been made by the "authorized account holder" of the email address utilized at the time the entry is made. For purposes herein, the "authorized account holder" refers to the person assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. All entries will become the property of The Bump and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for transmission and/or computer error. For the avoidance of doubt, acceptance of entries or submissions will not be deemed to waive any provisions of these contest rules, and the entrant may subsequently be disqualified.

Each entrant and winner (which term, as used herein, includes finalists) acknowledges and agrees that his/her entry submission and all related materials created in or arising out of such submission, and all right, title and interests in and to them shall be and hereby are, effective upon creation, assigned to and become the property of Sponsor. Without limiting the foregoing, The Bump will have the irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up worldwide, perpetual right (and if necessary, license) to edit, re-edit, adapt, modify, reproduce, promote, distribute create derivative works and otherwise use the entry and related materials in any way it sees fit and in any form or media whether now or hereafter known or developed. Entrant hereby gives The Bump and its agents and assignees, full permission and authority to use, publish and display the submission, as well as entrant’s (and any other person included in the submission) name, voice and photograph or other likeness for advertising or other related purposes in any media whether now or hereafter known or developed without additional compensation.

HOW TO VIEW:
You must visit www.thebump.com/blogawards to view the entries. Any comments made are subject to approval by Sponsor. Views are unlimited.

ONLINE VOTING/JUDGING:
All eligible entries will be judged/voted on to determine the Category Prize winners and the Grand Prize winner as follows:

The owner of the blog entry entered by an eligible finalist with the most user votes in each blog category will be determined as a Category Prize winner. These Category Prize winners will then be judged/voted on to determine the Grand Prize winner.

A panel of judges, determined by Sponsor, will choose the finalists based on the nature, subject matter, content and quality of the blog and blog posts and the reason the entrant believes that the blog he or she deserves to win the Contest. The number of finalists will be determined in judges’ sole discretion based on the number of eligible entries and categories of blogs. In the event of a tie during the judges’ phase of judging, tied entries will be rejudged based solely on the quality of the content of the blogs. The finalists’ entries for each blog category will be displayed on www.thebump.com/blogawards beginning on or about 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on November 9, 2010 and ending on or about 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on November 12, 2010, and visitors to the site will have the opportunity to vote for his/her favorite entry for each blog category. The blogs with the most votes in each of the seventeen (17) blog categories will be deemed the Category Prize winner. The Category Prize winner for each blog category will automatically be entered to compete for the “Best Overall Blog”, to be displayed on www.thebump.com/blogawards beginning on or about 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on November 16, 2010 and ending on or about 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on November 19, 2010. Visitors to the site will have the opportunity to vote for his/her favorite entry for the “Best Overall Blog” from such blogs. The blog with the most votes in the “Best Overall Blog” category will be deemed “Best Overall Blog” and its owner (as named in the applicable entry) will receive the Grand Prize. Decisions of judges are final on all matters relating to Contest. In the event of a tie during any online voting portion of the Contest, the Contest judges will make the final determination from among all tied entries/finalists.

Finalists will be contacted via email and/or phone on or about November 9, 2010, using the contact information provided on the winner's entry form. Potential prize winners will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release, Copyright Release, Assignment of Rights and where legal, a Publicity Release within five (5) days of notification attempt. Noncompliance within this time period, or if notification is returned as non-deliverable, regardless of whether or not the applicable entry has been posted as a Finalist, will result in disqualification and forfeiture of any prize by the applicable entrant/blog owner, and an alternate finalist may be selected by the Contest judges based on the judging criteria set forth above. The Category Prize winners will be announced on or about November 16, 2010, and he/she will be notified via email and/or phone on or after such date, using the contact information provided on the winner's entry form or Affidavit of Eligibility. Each entrant is responsible for the accuracy of the information included in his/her entry. The Grand Prize winner will be announced on or about November 23, 2010 and he/she will be notified via email and/or phone on or after such date, using the contact information provided on the winner's entry form or Affidavit of Eligibility. Each entrant is responsible for the accuracy of the information included in his/her entry.

Award of the Grand Prize and Category Prizes will be contingent on Sponsor’s ability to obtain permission to feature the blog entered by entrant without any payment or other consideration to any person or entity (as evidenced such documentation as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion). In the event that the Sponsor is unable to obtain such permission in a timely manner, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, choose an alternative winner. The names of the winners of the Contest will be available after November 23, 2010. To obtain this information, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Mommy Blog Awards Contest - Winner, c/o The Knot, Inc., 462 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10013.

CAUTION:
Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any web site or undermine legitimate operation of a contest may constitute a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from and/or to prosecute any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Any such tampering also will result in ineligibility to win a prize in the Contest.

CONDITIONS:
By participating in this Contest, entrants and winners agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final in all matters relating to this Contest and acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules. Each entrant and winner acknowledges that the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use found on the www.thebump.com website are hereby incorporated by reference and apply to the submission of entries pursuant to these Official Rules. By participating in this Contest, each entrant and winner hereby agrees to Sponsor’s collection and usage of the entrant’s and winner’s personal information and acknowledges that entrant has read and accepted the above-referenced Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Sponsor and its affiliates are in no way liable for any damage, loss, or injury resulting from computer malfunctions, misdirected or incomplete entries, or acceptance and use of a prize. Sponsor and its agents shall have no liability or responsibility for injuries, damages or liabilities caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Contest or the use or misuse of a prize. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest should virus, bugs, or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest and award the prizes from all eligible entries received prior to cancellation or suspension.

By entering this Contest or accepting a prize, each entrant and winner hereby voluntarily and irrevocably releases, holds harmless and agrees not to institute any claim against Sponsor, Pottery Barn Kids, or any of their respective parents or affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from any losses, damages, or expenses from any and all injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with, either directly or indirectly, (1) the awarding, acceptance, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize awarded herein; and/or (2) participation in the Contest or any prize related activities.

Under no circumstances will any entrant or winner be permitted to obtain awards for, and each entrant and winner hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

By entering the Contest, accepting a prize or otherwise submitting information in connection with this Contest, entrants and winners shall be deemed to have agreed to have their entry information made available to the Sponsor. The Contest is subject to these Official Rules. By entering the Contest, entrants and the winners agree to waive any right to claim any ambiguity, inequity or error in the Official Rules of the Contest, and/or of the Contest itself, and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by all decisions of, and interpretations of these Official Rules by, the Contest judges, which in all respects shall be final and binding.

All rights reserved. Official Rules may be copied for personal use only and not for any commercial purpose whatsoever.

THE NEW YORK COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE CONTEST AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, WITHOUT REGARD TO CONFLICTS OF LAWS PRINCIPLES, SHALL GOVERN THE CONTEST. ENTRANTS WAIVE ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THESE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMIT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS.

SPONSOR:
The Knot, Inc., 462 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10013.

ADMINISTRATOR:
The Knot, Inc., 462 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10013.

-- The Bump Editors