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Hometown Hotties 2013: Official Rules

MAXIM'S 2013 HOMETOWN HOTTIES COMPETITION

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE REQUIRED, OPEN TO FEMALE RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES WHO ARE 21 YEARS OR OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR OTHERWISE RESTRICTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

COMPETITION ENTITIES: Alpha Media Group Inc. (the "AMG") is the sponsor of the 2013 Hometown Hotties competition (the "Competition").

HOW TO ENTER: To enter, follow the links at www.maxim.com (the "Web Site") to the official entry form.  You must provide all information requested including three (3) recent and different photographs of yourself in JPEG format, (the "Submitted Photographs") using the upload tool and instructions provided.  Only the Entrant (defined below) should appear in the Submitted Photographs.  All photos must be at least 500 K in size and must not infringe or violate any right of any third party or entity, including but not limited to copyright, right of publicity, and right of privacy.  Please check with the photographer to make sure that you have the rights to submit the photographs.  Please be sure to retain the original photographs, as Semi-Finalists may be required to submit the Submitted Photographs in greater resolution.  Once the upload is finished and the entry form completed in its entirety, you can finalize your entry into the Competition by clicking submit.  Upon successful entry, a confirming email will be sent to the email address you provided.  This email will include your login information, which you can use to verify your entry and modify only if you are selected as a finalist.

AMG reserve the right to contact a person who has entered the Competition (an "Entrant") to request resubmission of one or more of the Submitted Photographs and/or to request that the Entrant submit additional photos, in AMG’s sole discretion.  While Entrants may have assistance in entering data and uploading the photos, each Entrant must otherwise complete the entry forms herself.  Any entries submitted by anyone other than the person appearing in the Submitted Photographs (including but not limited to entries submitted by modeling agencies) will be rejected.  As set forth in greater detail below, submission of photographs and entry in the Competition constitutes consent to use the Submitted Photographs in Maxim Magazine, promotional media of any type (including with AMG’s licensees), the Web Site (foreign and domestic affiliated web sites, including the WAP version thereof), and/or associated or otherwise affiliated Web/WAP sites, social media sites and tablet aps; as well as Entrant’s representation that she owns or controls all necessary rights in the Submitted Photographs to grant AMG the rights described herein.

Except as otherwise permitted herein, only one entry per person will be accepted; all subsequent entries will be disregarded.  No photographs taken prior to July 1, 2011, or photographs containing more than one person, will be eligible. Any Submitted Photographs exhibiting Entrant's nipples or genitals will be rejected.  The determination of whether any image exhibits Entrant's nipples or genitals is in the sole discretion of AMG.  False, deceptive or incomplete entries or other information provided by Entrants throughout the Competition (including but not limited to responses to questionnaires) shall render the entry ineligible at any point in the Competition irrespective of when the problem is actually discovered.  The Entrant may submit her entry form and photographs using the above procedures anytime during the period February 15, 2012 until June 4, 2012, 5:00 PM Eastern time (the "Entry Period"); late entries shall be ineligible.  Date of entry during the Entry Period will not affect chances of being chosen.

ELIGIBILITY: All Entrants must be legal residents of any state of the United States or the District of Columbia, must be female, and must have been 21 years of age or older on the date that the earliest of the Submitted Photographs was taken.  Any person: (i) who has won any sweepstakes, contest or competition sponsored by AMG which requires the submission of my photograph, including any person who was voted one of the ten (10) finalists in any prior Hometown Hotties Competition; or (ii) is currently competing in or, during the course of this Competition, enters any other sweepstakes, contest or competition sponsored by AMG which requires the submission of a photograph of Entrant is not eligible to participate in this Competition.  AMG reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant whose image has been published, or during the course of this Competition is published, in any media (publications, World Wide Web, television, etc.), in a manner that is considered by AMG, in its sole discretion, to be pornographic, vulgar or obscene.  All Entrants who are selected as Semi-Finalists further agree that for the one (1) year period following the announcement of the Winner, their images shall not be published or displayed in any media (publications, World Wide Web, television, etc.), in a manner that is considered to be pornographic, vulgar or obscene by AMG, in its sole discretion.  AMG reserves the right to disqualify the Winner of this competition, remove the title of Hometown Hotties Winner and name a replacement Winner if, for a period of one (1) year following their announcement as the Hometown Hotties Winner, their image is published or displayed in any media (publications, World Wide Web, television, etc.), in a manner that is considered to be pornographic, vulgar or obscene by AMG, in its sole discretion, and AMG also reserve the right to disqualify any Entrant whose image has been published on or after January 1, 2011, or during the course of this Competition is published, in any media (publications, World Wide Web, television, etc.), that in AMG's sole discretion shall be deemed to compete with Maxim Magazine, any and all Maxim brand extensions, or the Competition.

Failure to comply with these Official Rules at all times will result in ineligibility of Entrant. Entrant appoints AMG as her attorneys in fact, and grants AMG permission to demand the removal of any photographs that violate these Official Rules. Employees, representatives and agents of AMG, its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their advertising and production companies and any family member or person domiciled with any of the foregoing, are not eligible to participate.  All federal, state and local laws and regulations of the United States apply.  Void where prohibited or restricted. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules.

PRELIMINARY PERIOD:  After entering the Competition, the Submitted Photographs may be placed on the Web Site, where they may be viewed and commented upon by visitors to the Web Site.  Entrants may be requested to submit additional images (the “Additional Photographs”) for publication on the Web Site, so long as such images do not display nipples or genitalia, are not obscene (as determined in the sole discretion of AMG), and do not infringe upon the rights of any person or entity, including but not limited to copyright, right of publicity, and right of privacy.

SELECTION: Selection of Selected Entrants:  AMG will, in its sole discretion, select among the Entrants (herein “Selected Entrants”) based upon their evaluation of the Entrants’ attractiveness and photogenic qualities (60%), quality of the Submitted Photographs and/or performance in any video material (20%) and the responses to the questionnaire (20%).  Approximately one thousand (1,000) Entrants will be chosen to be Selected Entrants during the 2013 Competition.  Selected Entrants may be required to provide additional information or proof of copyright ownership, in AMG’s sole discretion.  AMG reserves the right to contact an Entrant for any reason relating to the Competition.

Selection of Semi-Finalists:  Each Monday during the period May 21, 2012 through June 25, 2012, one or more of the photographs and selected other information relating to approximately two hundred (200) Selected Entrants will be posted at the Web Site, or an associated or otherwise affiliated web site.  Visitors to the Web Site will have an opportunity to vote for their favorites among the posted Selected Entrants from each Monday at noon Eastern time until the following Sunday at 12 pm noon Eastern time (the "Weekly Voting Period").  In the event that any Selected Entrant is determined to be ineligible, or if a claim is made that she does not own or control sufficient rights in the Submitted Photographs to grant the requisite rights to AMG, after her photograph(s) have been posted, she may be disqualified in AMG’s sole discretion and her photo(s) will be removed, but she will not be replaced by another Selected Entrant.  Voters may vote for up to ten (10) of the posted Selected Entrants, but may vote only one time each day during each Weekly Voting Period. Each week of the Competition, AMG will select ten (10) of the Selected Entrants to become Semi-Finalists based upon the results of the voting (20%), AMG's evaluation of the Selected Entrants' attractiveness and photogenic qualities (60%), the quality of the Submitted Photographs, Additional Photographs and other materials submitted at any time by Entrant (collectively, “Submitted Assets”), including photos and questionnaire responses (10%), and Selected Entrants’ self promotion, including Additional Photographs and/or other materials submitted in support of Entrant (10%);  A total of 100 Semi-Finalists will be chosen during this Competition.  Any Selected Entrant who has not submitted Additional Photographs or otherwise engaged in self promotion shall receive a weighting of "zero" for that element.  In the event that a Semi-Finalist is determined to be ineligible or withdraws from the Competition, AMG reserves the right to substitute another Selected Entrant to replace such person.  The selection of the Semi-Finalists shall be within the sole discretion AMG, whose decisions shall be final, and shall be based on the criteria listed herein.  Results of public voting are one factor in selecting Semi-Finalists, but are not determinative.

PRE-PUBLICATION AFFIDAVIT AND VIDEO:  All Semi-Finalists will be required to submit a Pre-Publication Affidavit and a videotape (the “Submitted Video”), as well as avail themselves after the semi-finalists have been selected for a Maxim-produced video shoot (Maxim Video), following instructions to be provided by AMG.  

In the Pre-Publication Affidavit, Semi-Finalists may be required to: (i) provide additional biographical or other information; (ii) confirm and certify that they meet all eligibility requirements as set forth in these Official Rules; (iii) confirm and certify that the Submitted Photographs and Submitted Video depict the Semi-Finalist; (iv) confirm that they have granted AMG the right to publish in all media now known, or hereafter devised - including but not limited to magazines, posters, internet online display, television, cable, video, DVD and/or film productions, wireless applications and other media channels and applications, and for advertising, promotions, other competitions sponsored by AMG, its parent corporation, subsidiaries and affiliates and other commercial purposes (whether by AMG or any third party, including but not limited to beer or liquor companies) - the Submitted Photographs, Submitted Video, Additional Photographs, biographical information and questionnaire responses that Semi-Finalist provide (except Social Security number, street address, telephone number, e-mail address, or other information specifically noted in writing by AMG to be confidential or anonymous); and (v) grant AMG the right to photograph and/or video Semi-Finalist, and to use such photographs and/or video for all purposes and in all media now known or hereafter devised, including but not limited to magazines, posters, online display, television, cable, video, DVD and/or film productions, wireless applications and other media channels and applications, and for advertising, promotions, other competitions sponsored by AMG, its parent corporation, subsidiaries and affiliates and other commercial purposes (whether by AMG or any third party, including but not limited to beer or liquor companies), without any compensation for the foregoing obligations.

Semi-Finalists may also be required to covenant, warrant and represent that they will not identify themselves as participants in the Hometown Hotties Competition, and will not use any of AMG's trademarks, tradenames or other intellectual property except as expressly permitted under these Official Rules.  Semi-Finalists understand that AMG will be irreparably harmed by the use of any of AMG's trademarks, tradenames or other intellectual property except as expressly permitted under these Official Rules.   The Competition may be promoted by or in connection with other sponsors, and Semi-Finalists will be required to specifically grant such sponsors the right to use any or all of the Submitted Photographs, Submitted Videotape, and other materials referred to herein in connection with such promotions without additional compensation.  Semi-Finalists will also be required to represent and warrant that they have sufficient rights in the Submitted Photographs, Submitted Videotape, Additional Photographs, and all other materials submitted in connection with this Competition to grant AMG the rights granted hereunder.  If the Submitted Photographs or Submitted Videotape are modeling shots, photographs/video taken by a professional photographer/videographer, or anything other than personal snapshots/video in which the Semi-Finalist holds or rights, or if they include any copyright notice, Semi-Finalist will be required to demonstrate that the copyright holder(s) has granted her the right to allow AMG to reproduce and publish the photographs and/or video, by providing a signed Copyright Release (to be provided), or they will be ineligible to participate in the Competition.  Semi-Finalists are responsible for any financial reimbursement to the original copyright holder for the rights to publish the Submitted Photographs and/or Submitted Videotape as provided herein; the AMG will not be responsible for any such payment, and will not be held under any obligation to publish a photo and/or video credit to the original copyright holder for the publication of an image.  Semi-Finalists shall agree to hold AMG harmless and to indemnify and defend AMG from any and all liabilities, loss, claims, or causes of actions, including reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses that may be incurred by AMG, arising out of or relating to breach of any covenant, representation or warranty, or any other violation of these Official Rules.  Semi-Finalist will be required to attach to the Pre-Publication Affidavit copies of two (2) forms of identification, and to show the original thereof to the Notary Public at the time that Semi-Finalist executes her Pre-Publication Affidavit.  At least one of the forms of identification must be a valid government-issued ID that includes a photograph of the Semi-Finalist and her date of birth (such as a driver's license, passport, or state identification card).  The other form of identification must verify the Semi-Finalist’s identity (such as a school or employer identification card, Social Security card, or birth certificate).

All of the above-referenced materials, and all other materials/forms requested in accordance with these Official Rules, must be returned to AMG at the following address (2013 Hometown Hotties Competition, Alpha Media Group Inc., 415 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10017) so as to be received by the deadline requested by AMG, or Entrant may be disqualified.

The Semi-Finalist must personally execute the Pre-Publication Affidavit. Any Pre-Publication Affidavit that is executed by a person other than the Semi-Finalist will be considered invalid, and will render the entry ineligible. The return of the above referenced material within the allotted time shall be the sole responsibility of the Semi-Finalist; AMG is not responsible for delays in delivery.  AMG must receive all required documentation (as described above) in accordance with the instructions received from AMG; and any Semi-Finalist whose documentation is not received by such date or whose documentation is deemed to be, in AMG's sole determination, incomplete, erroneous or misleading will be ineligible to participate in the remainder of the Competition.  THE RETURN OF ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION IN A TIMELY MANNER IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SEMI-FINALISTS; SEMI-FINALISTS WHO DO NOT RETURN ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION IN A TIMELY MANNER WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

Selection of Finalists:  One or more photographs, videos and any other media capturing Semi-Finalists’ voice and/or likeness may be published in a Summer or Fall 2012 issue of Maxim Magazine (including foreign editions and foreign web sites) and/or a supplement thereto, and/or one or more photographs and/or video of the Semi-Finalists may be published on the Web Site and/or associated or otherwise affiliated Web sites.  Semi-Finalists may be required to submit the Submitted Photographs in a different format, including but not limited to a high-resolution JPEG file or photographic print, or, at the sole discretion of AMG, may be required to submit additional photographs.  Any Semi-Finalist who is unable to submit photographs that, in the sole discretion of AMG, are suitable for publication in Maxim Magazine shall be disqualified.  Semi-Finalists shall be required to submit a videotape (the "Submitted Video") of themselves answering questions or otherwise performing tasks in accordance with the request of AMG.  Only the Entrant should appear in the Submitted Video. Semi-Finalists may also be required to: (i) respond to additional questionnaires; (ii) submit to an interview via telephone or otherwise; and/or (iii) submit other additional materials or information, at the discretion of AMG.

From approximately July 30, 2012 through August 27, 2012 (the "Semi-Finalist Voting Period"), participating voters will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Semi-Finalists.  After the Semi-Finalist Voting Period ends, AMG, in its sole discretion, will select twelve Semi-Finalists as Potential Finalists, based upon the results of the voting (20%), AMG's evaluation of the Selected Entrants' attractiveness and photogenic qualities (60%), quality of the Submitted Photographs and/or performance in any video material and the responses to the questionnaire (10%), and Selected Entrants’ self promotion (10%). Potential Finalists will be contacted via e-mail or telephone.  Potential Finalists must respond to such contact within forty-eight (48) hours (or such longer period as shall be determined within the sole discretion of AMG), confirming that they will be able to attend a photo and video shoot at a date (anticipated to be approximately September 8-15, 2012) and place to be determined within the sole discretion of AMG.  Any Potential Finalist who does not respond, or who is unable to attend the photo and video shoot, will be disqualified, and another Potential Finalist may be chosen.  The twelve (12) Potential Finalists who respond in a timely manner and who indicate that they will be able to attend the photo and video shoot will be eligible to become Finalists.  AMG will then conduct one or more photo and video shoots of the Potential Finalists using professional photographers and videographers.

Ten (10) Potential Finalists will be selected as Finalists by AMG, in its sole discretion, based upon the results of the voting (20%) AMG's evaluation of the Potential Finalists' attractiveness and photogenic qualities (60%) and quality of the photographs and videotapes from the Potential Finalists' photo/video shoot(s) (20%).  Potential Finalists and Finalists may also be required to return additional documentation, affidavits or releases as may be required by AMG, and if such documentation is not received by the designated date or if the documentation submitted is deemed to be, in AMG's sole determination, incomplete, erroneous or misleading, such Potential Finalist or Finalist will be ineligible to participate in the remainder of the Competition.  In the event that a Potential Finalist or Finalist is determined to be ineligible or withdraws from the Competition prior to the commencement of the Finalists Voting Period (defined below), AMG reserve the right to substitute another Semi-Finalist to replace such person.

Selection of Winner:  One or more photos and/or videos of each Finalist from the photo/video shoot may appear in a future issue of Maxim Magazine and/or a supplement thereto, and/or on the Web Site, or an affiliated or associated Web site, or in or on any publication, product or item owned or otherwise affiliated or under contract with AMG.  From approximately October 29, 2012 through November 26, 2012 (the "Finalists Voting Period"), participating voters will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Finalist.  AMG, in its sole discretion, will choose a Winner and Runners-Up, based upon the result of the voting (20%), and AMG's evaluation of the Finalists' attractiveness and photogenic qualities (40%) and quality of the photographs and videotapes from the Potential Finalists' photo/video shoot (40%).  Finalists may also be required to return additional documentation, affidavits or releases as may be required by AMG, and if such documentation is not received by the designated date or if the documentation submitted is deemed to be, in AMG's sole determination, incomplete, erroneous or misleading, or if such Finalist fails to appear at the photo shoot, such Finalist will be ineligible to participate in the remainder of the Competition.  In the event that a Winner is determined to be ineligible or withdraws from the Competition, AMG reserve the right to select another Winner.

PRIZE/VALUE: Semi-Finalist Prize:  All Semi-Finalists may refer to themselves as a "2013 Maxim Hometown Hotties Semi-Finalist" in written and descriptive materials such as a resume, but only if such uses and displays are purely non-commercial and in no event suggest or create any confusion whatsoever that AMG or Maxim Magazine is endorsing or participating in any manner related to the use of its name, makes, fonts or logos.

Finalists' Prizes:  All Potential Finalists who respond in a timely manner to AMG's inquiries and attend the photo/video shoot will be photographed/videotaped by a professional photographer/videographer, selected by AMG, at AMG's cost and expense (including airfare from the gateway airport nearest Potential Finalist's home to the city in which the photo/video shoot will take place, and at least one (1) night's hotel accommodations (double occupancy, room to be shared with another Potential Finalist) at a hotel selected by AMG.  If the gateway airport serving Potential Finalists' home serves the city in which the photo shoot takes place, Potential Finalist shall not receive airfare or hotel accommodations, and no other prize will be substituted.  Any expense not specifically referred to herein shall be the sole responsibility of the Potential Finalist.  One or more photographs of each Finalist selected after such professional photographic session will appear in a future issue of Maxim Magazine or a supplement thereto, and/or on the Web Site, or an affiliated or associated Web site.

Potential Finalists will be entitled to use, on a non-exclusive basis, one (1) of the photos taken of Potential Finalist at the Potential Finalist Photo Shoot (the "Licensed Photograph") and one (1) portion of a videotape taken of Potential Finalist at the Potential Finalist Photo Shoot (the "Licensed Videotape"), such Licensed Photograph and Licensed Videotape to be selected in the sole discretion of AMG, on Potential Finalist's portfolio and personal promotional site online, provided that such online site does not include any photos that are considered pornographic, vulgar or obscene (which is to be determined in the sole discretion of AMG).  The Licensed Photograph and Licensed Videotape will have a watermark with the Maxim or Alpha Media Digital logo, and will include a credit for the photographer/videographer, and can only be used in association with the logo and credit displayed in a manner that clearly attributes such logo and credit with the media.  The Licensed Photograph and Licensed Videotape may not be used for any purpose other than those described herein without the prior express written permission of AMG.

All Finalists may refer to themselves as a "2013 Maxim Hometown Hotties Finalist" in written and descriptive materials such as a résumé, but only if such uses and displays are purely non-commercial and in no event suggest or create any confusion whatsoever that AMG or Maxim Magazine is endorsing or participating in any manner related to the use of its name, makes, fonts or logos.  Finalists may use the Hometown Hotties logo (copy to be provided upon request of Finalist) in connection with Finalist's portfolio and personal promotional site online only, provided that the logo may only be used in connection with the Licensed Photograph and Licensed Videotape, and further provided that such online site does not include any photos that are considered pornographic, vulgar or obscene (which is to be determined in the sole discretion of AMG).

Each Potential Finalist prize is worth approximately $1,000; total approximate retail value of all Finalists' prizes is $10,000.  Actual value of Potential Finalist prize may vary, depending upon city of departure.

Winner's Prize:  Winner will appear in a future issue of Maxim Magazine and may refer to herself as the "2013 Maxim Hometown Hotties Winner" in written and descriptive materials such as a résumé but only if such uses and displays are purely non-commercial and in no event suggest or create any confusion whatsoever that AMG or Maxim Magazine is endorsing or participating in any manner related to the use of its name, makes, fonts or logos.  The Winner may use the Hometown Hotties logo (copy to be provided upon written request of the Winner) in connection with Winner's portfolio and personal promotional non-commercial online site only, provided that the logo may only be used in connection with the Licensed Photograph and Licensed Videotape, and further provided that such online site does not include any photos that are considered pornographic, vulgar or obscene (which is to be determined in the sole discretion of AMG).

The approximate retail value of the winner’s prize is $25,000.  Actual value may vary on a number of factors.

All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.  Taxes, if any, are the Winner's sole responsibility.  No substitution, transfer, assignment or cash equivalent permitted.  AMG reserves the right to substitute prizes with one of equal or greater value, at AMG's sole discretion.

NOTIFICATION/TERMS:  Selected Entrants, Semi-Finalists, Potential Finalists, Finalists and Winner will be notified by e-mail, telephone or other means reasonably calculated to provide notice.  Entry constitutes permission to use Entrant's name in Maxim Magazine and/or on the Web Site, or an affiliated or associated Web site as well as on other media platforms, including but not limited to WAP, mobile and wireless media platforms, that permit the user content to be uploaded or downloaded, and their consent to use her name, photograph (including Submitted Photograph and Additional Photographs), videotape (including Submitted Video), comments and/or voice recordings and likenesses for advertising or publicity purposes, in any and all media - including but not limited to magazines,, posters, online display, television, cable, video, DVD and/or film productions, wireless applications and other media channels and applications, and for advertising, promotions, other competitions sponsored by AMG, its parent corporation, subsidiaries and affiliates and other commercial purposes (whether by AMG or any third party, including but not limited to beer or liquor companies) - without additional compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law.  Entry also constitutes a representation that Entrant owns all necessary legal rights in all images to grant AMG the right to use such images as contemplated by these Rules and, in particular, that Entrant either personally owns the copyright to the Submitted Photographs and Additional Photographs, or that the respective copyright holders have granted Entrant the right to allow AMG to reproduce the Submitted Photographs and Additional Photographs, and to publish the Submitted Photographs and Additional Photographs as set forth in these Official Rules and/or herein.  Entrant is responsible for any financial reimbursement to the original Copyright Holder for the rights to publish the Submitted Photographs and Additional Photographs; AMG will not be responsible for any such payment.  Entrants shall hold AMG, its parent corporation, subsidiaries and affiliates harmless and defend and indemnify AMG, its parent corporation, subsidiaries and affiliates from any and all liabilities, loss, claims, or causes of actions, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses that may be incurred by AMG, its parent corporation, subsidiaries and affiliates, arising out of or relating to any breach of any of the foregoing representations and warranties.

Entrants do not have the right to license AMG's name or trademarks, including but not limited to "MAXIM" and "HOMETOWN HOTTIES" “ALPHA MEDIA DIGITAL” to any other entity, even if Entrant is making an appearance on behalf of that entity.  Any such license must be secured from AMG.  Any use of "MAXIM" and/or "HOMETOWN HOTTIES," or “ALPHA MEDIA DIGITAL” or any reference thereto, in connection with any promotional event or advertising must first be approved by AMG in writing.

Finalists must agree to participate in a video shoot on behalf of AMG or a third-party advertiser to be selected in the sole discretion of AMG, to participate in promotional events on behalf of advertisers selected at the sole discretion of AMG, and to host one or more parties on behalf of AMG and/or advertisers, all without additional compensation (except that transportation and hotel accommodations may be provided at the sole discretion of AMG).  Winner must agree to appear on a poster or media of any other type(s) to be included inside future issues of Maxim Magazine, and is aware that such poster or other media may be sponsored by one or more of AMG's advertisers.

Entrants consent to a background check that may be performed, at the sole discretion of AMG, to verify information provided by Entrants and compliance with these Official Rules, or for other reasons related to the Competition.  This Competition shall be governed and construed by New York law, and the exclusive venue for all controversies will be in state or federal court in New York, New York.  All federal, state and local taxes are the exclusive responsibility of the Winner.  AMG reserve the right to crop or otherwise alter photographs.  Entrant waives (or shall ensure that copyright holder waives if Entrant is not copyright holder) in favor of AMG and anyone authorized by AMG, any and all moral rights that Entrant (or copyright holder) may have in any photograph or video submitted.  If any Entrant does not return any document within the timeframe indicated on the document, or cannot be contacted, Entrant will be disqualified.

DISCLAIMER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY: AMG AND ALL PRIZE PROVIDERS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INCORRECT OR INACCURATE ENTRY INFORMATION, HUMAN ERROR, TECHNICAL MALFUNCTION, FAILURES, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, OR DEFECT OF ANY TELEPHONE NETWORK, COMPUTER ONLINE SYSTEMS, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, SERVERS, ACCESS PROVIDERS, OR SOFTWARE, INCLUDING ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE TO PARTICIPANTS' OR ANY OTHER PERSONS', COMPUTER RELATING TO OR RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATION IN THIS COMPETITION; INABILITY TO ACCESS THE ENTRY WEB SITE OR ANY PAGES THEREOF; THEFT, TAMPERING, DESTRUCTION, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, OR ALTERATION OF ENTRIES; ENTRY SUBMISSIONS THAT ARE PROCESSED LATE OR INCORRECTLY OR ARE INCOMPLETE, GARBLED, OR LOST DUE TO COMPUTER OR ELECTRONIC MALFUNCTION OR TRAFFIC CONGESTION ON THE INTERNET OR ANY WEB SITE.  PROOF OF ENTERING INFORMATION AT WEB SITE IS NOT CONSIDERED PROOF OF DELIVERY OR RECEIPT.  ALL DATES SET FORTH IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES ARE APPROXIMATE.  AMG RESERVES THE RIGHT TO EXTEND ANY DEADLINES.  ALL ENTRIES ANY OTHER MATERIALS SUBMITTED (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEOTAPES) BECOME THE SOLE PROPERTY OF AMG AND WILL NOT BE RETURNED OR ACKNOWLEDGED.  FALSE AND OR DECEPTIVE ENTRIES OR ACCOUNTS SHALL RENDER ENTRY INELIGIBLE.

ALL DECISIONS OF AMG SHALL BE FINAL AND CONCLUSIVE ON ALL MATTERS RELATING TO THE COMPETITION.

ALL ENTRANTS, SELECTED ENTRANTS, SEMI-FINALISTS, POTENTIAL FINALISTS, FINALISTS AND WINNER RELEASE AMG AND ITS PARENT COMPANIES, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, WHOLESALERS, RETAILERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES AND ALL OTHERS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT AND EXECUTION OF THIS COMPETITION FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO, OR IN ANY WAY ARISING FROM, THIS COMPETITION, PUBLICATION OR USE OF THEIR PHOTOGRAPHS/VIDEOTAPES, AND/OR ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF THE PRIZES, INCLUDING LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, DAMAGES, OR MONETARY LOSS.

The chances of being selected to proceed to each of the different stages of the Competition depend on the number of Entrants, on the judging criteria for each stage, and how well the Entrant rates on each such criterion compared to other entrants.

AMG reserve the right to terminate, withdraw or amend the Competition for any reason.

Entrants consent to AMG's collection, use and disclosure to third parties of Entrants' personal information for the purpose of administering this Competition and as otherwise set out in these Official Rules.

WINNERS' LIST:  For a copy of the Official Rules or the name of the Winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to 2013 HOMETOWN HOTTIES, Alpha Media Group Inc., 415 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10017 by November 26, 2012. (US residents in Vermont and Washington (and other US states where proscribed by law), may omit a stamp).



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