Rules - Inked Magazine’s 2018 Cover Model Search
Free to enter this worldwide contest

This contest free to enter and is open to female contestants worldwide, unless prohibited by your local laws. To enter you must be 18 years of age as of May 1, 2018. You may be required to submit government issued identification, from your country of origin, as proof of age. By entering this competition you represent that you are of legal age to do so.

Conditions

Upon entering (submitting a completed entry form) the Inked Magazine Cover Model Search 2018, (hereby referred to as “CMS”), each “contestant” agrees to all governing contest rules as outlined below. The selection of winning contestants and awarding of cash and prizes is final and may not be contested. Should the grand prizewinner be unwilling or unable to accept or fulfill her role as Inked Cover Girl, the next runner up will be awarded the title and prize portfolio. Subsequently, this vacancy will advance the list of winners up the winner’s podium respectively. Adding an additional contestant to fill the lowest position as determined by the judges will fill the lowest vacancy. You must enter, follow all guidelines and participate till the judges have made their final determination to win this contest. You have not won until officially notified by the promoter.

Promoter

(CE) Contest Elephant LLC. on behalf of Inked Magazine, is managing and promoting this contest. Contest Elephant LLC. info@contestelephant.com

Who may enter

Open to any women over the age of 18, entrants may be required to provide valid identification from country of residency. Entrants must abide the laws of their country of residency. Promoter reserves the right to review content prior to publishing on contestants’ profile, content deemed to be unethical, vulgar or illegal will be removed as per the promoter’s discretion. Those employed by Inked Magazine or Contest Elephant, and their immediate family members, are restricted from participating. Entries will be approved in order in which they are received you are encouraged to enter early and build an attractive profile to enhance your chances of gaining popular votes.

Entries

Profile application, and content must be created with the express permission of the represented contestant. While it is encouraged each contestant create her own profile, it is permissible to have assistance in doing so. It is not permissible to have more than one profile per contestant; each profile must represent a single living person. Mass enrollment or automated processes will be detected and nullified. Promoter may exercise the right to communicate with the contestant to validate any information, photograph, video or any other content presented or included in the contestant’s profile page.

Entry Procedures

Step 1. To enroll in the contest you must first apply on the registration page located by pressing one of the many registration links on the contest home page. This will open a registration form. Start your application by entering your chosen profile name (this will be displayed on your public profile and can be nickname or alias), then add your email address (this will not be displayed on your profile page), now fill in your primary phone number (this will not be displayed on your profile page). Lastly, you will enter your location. All groups will be of near equal size. Once you complete step 1, an email will be sent to your provided email address. The email will contain your account information with details and a link to complete the registration. Click the link in the email to move to step 2.

Step 2. Clicking the link in your confirmation email will open an upload window. You will use this window to upload photos and an optional video of yourself. For photos, you can simply drag and drop into the upload window. Files should be 10mb or less, at least 500x500 pixels, and in one of the following formats jpeg, png, tiff, gif, or pdf. For video: First upload your video to Vimeo, or YouTube then copy and paste the link (example: https://vimeo.com/767747II5) or (https://youtu.be/Vej4-w0v288) into the video upload window. The video you upload on Vimeo or YouTube will be the one that plays on your profile. Once you have entered up to 5 photos and video, click the submit button. Watch to confirm your photos and videos have been uploaded successfully, you will see a confirmation when the process has completed. Our contest staff will then review your application and will notify you when your profile becomes active.

Step 3. After your activation notice arrives, 1-4 days, follow the instructions in the email to activate your profile. Congratulations you have been accepted to participate in one of the most exciting opportunities available to tattoo models worldwide.

Photography and video requirements:

Photographs that are creatively taken will be advantageous to the contestant. Photographs need not display your entire body or face; photos of your body art are welcome and encouraged. Submitted files should be 10mb or less, at least 500x500 pixels, and in one of the following formats jpeg, png, tiff, gif, or pdf. For video: First upload your video to Vimeo, or YouTube, then copy and paste the link (example: https://vimeo.com/767747II5) or (https://youtu.be/Vej4-w0v288) into the video upload window. Submitted photographs 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 and any other person in the photo to make sure that you have the rights to submit the photographs. Any submissions will be assumed rights and royalty free and may be used by the promoter or magazine to promote, advertise or distribute. The contestant assumes all responsibility in securing copyright and assigning such to CE and partners. Profiles containing questionable content, or designed to misuse the intent of, or interrupt the function of the contest, as designed by the promoter, and up to the promoter’s interpretation, shall be removed or voided. At any point you may be required to provide proof of identity and subjected to background query.

Entry limitations

One profile page per living contestant is allowed. Contestant may submit their entry forms and photographs using the above procedures anytime during the period between May 1, 2018, and June 27, 2018, (the “Entry Period”). You are encouraged to enter early to allow more time for you to perfect your public profile.

Usage agreement

As “Miss Inked Magazine 2018”, you agree to have your image and likeness used by Inked Magazine and the Promoter in any way, by any means known, now or to be discovered, from the time you are awarded the title, irrevocably in perpetuity. Your prize package is considered compensation for your agreement to usage as outlined above. Usage remains the right of Inked Magazine and the Promoter as governed by law and may be transferable to any third party. Submission of a qualifying entry grants Promoter, its representatives, partners, affiliates and agents the right to publish, use, alter, distribute, each entry in any way, in any and all media known or unknown, without limitation, in perpetuity, and without prior notification.

Selection

Promoter reserves the right to reject applications that do not conform to the competency, quality, and completion of applicant’s details and imagery. While professional photography is not required, the quality of photography, as well as content comprises a considerable influence over public votes received. Likewise, your personal details and personality profile is important to advancing your chances of winning. Promoter may require entrant to add or subtract content on an application prior to approving applicant to enter the contest.

Contest rounds

The contest has multiple rounds of competition over the period of the model search. Contestants should be promoting their profile enthusiastically encouraging fans, family, and friends to visit the site and vote on their profile. Vigorous initial voting will help to ensure you participate in the next round and are not eliminated early. Your vote count is the sole determining factor in your advancement to the next round of competition. Grand prizes will be awarded in the final round of competition. Should you become eliminated during one of the rounds your profile will still appear but will be inactive. Promoter reserves the right to revive a contestant and allow her to re-enter the competition in a Resurrection Round, or any other fashion. It is advised not to delete your profile if you are eliminated in any round. In the event of a tie, both contestants will be allowed to advance into the next round.

Self-promotion and voting

At the end of the official registration period, the competition will start, and voting will commence. At this time every contestant should encourage the public to vote for her, to acquire votes early and often, a good early lead will protect your placement in your group. Anyone over the age of 18, with a valid Facebook profile, owned by an actual person can place one vote per 24-hour period per contestant. If you have placed your vote and wish to vote again for that particular contestant you will have the opportunity to purchase credits, which can be exchanged for votes. Credit purchase details will be displayed on the voting form. We will occasionally offer credits at promotional rates where credits will have higher than the standard voting power. Credits must be used at time of purchase and cannot be saved or accumulated. Votes must be placed according to contest rules located in the terms and conditions section of this site. There is no requirement to purchase credits, vote, or submit payment of any form to participate in this competition as either entrant or voter. Contestants are permitted to vote for contestants other than themselves. Automatic, program voting is considered unfair and will be investigated upon discovery. Should it be determined an electronic device, bot, or program was used to place automatic votes, those votes will be disqualified and the offender banned from participating in the competition. Should it be determined a contestant participated in unfair voting practices such contestant will be restricted from participating and their profile will be removed. Promoters, at their sole discretion, reserve the right to remove any contestant to be found using unfair and questionable tactics. Such action may be appealed but the decision of the promoter on appeal is final.

Announcement of winners

Winners of each group in each round of competition will be notified by all means available as provided by contestant at registration. Winners will also be announced on the contest site and social media. Should a contestant be unable to be notified within a 36-hour timeframe, the runner-up will be given the opportunity to move up and assume the winners spot.

Cover Girl and Inked magazine shoot

The Winners will be photographed and featured on InkedMag.com. The Grand Prize winner will be featured on the cover of the printed edition of the magazine with a photo story inside. The Grand Prize winner “Inked Magazine 2018 Cover Model” may refer to herself as such for self-promotion only. Any use of the title for commercial purposes requires prior written approval from Inked Magazine’s legal department. This includes paid appearances, merchandising etc. The Grand Prize Winner, second place Winner, and third place Winner will be photographed by a professional photographer, at a place and time determined by Promoter. If any Winner is not available at the place and time selected, an alternate winner may be selected, in which case the alternate winner supersedes and becomes the recipient of that award and title.

Top Cash Awards

The Grand Prize Winner will receive a cash award of $25,000. The runner up will receive a cash award of $10,000. The 3rd place winner will receive a cash award of $7,500.

Cash awards will be issued at the awards ceremony, time and place to be announced. (Prizes and awards are subject to change. Not responsible for any typographical errors) it is the responsibility of the winner to complete all obligations with regards to local, state and federal taxes.

Authentication of the winner

Potential winners will be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility, a liability/publicity release, and other documents as requested by any of the Promotion Entities (“Prize Claim Documents”). If any potential winner fails or refuses to sign and return all Prize Claim Documents within fourteen (14) days of prize notifications sent, the winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be determined/selected. By accepting a prize, the Winner agrees to comply with applicable laws, generally accepted social standards, and to generally refrain from engaging in any conduct that would cause damage to the reputation of the Promotion Entities. The Winner understands and further agrees that Promoter has the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and remove the Winner from any activity at any time if Promoter determines that the Winner’s behavior at any point is disruptive or inappropriate or may or does cause damage to person, property, or the reputation of Promoter, or otherwise violates the policies of the prize providers.

Demeanor

As Inked Magazine 2018 Cover Model, you agree to compose yourself in a respectable manner as interpreted by a fair minded individual. Infractions of these conditions may result in the removal of your title, at the discretion of the promoter and Inked Magazine. This decision is final.

Infractions

You may be disqualified if found to be participating in, but not limited to, any of the following: Unsportsmanlike conduct, disruptive behavior, unfair voting practices, trolling other opponents, threats, harassment, tampering with the profile of another contestant, hacking the contest, voting by bot or automation, system manipulation. Should you be found to be responsible for any deliberate attempt successful, or otherwise to tamper with or compromise the valid operations of the contest, you will be disqualified and responsible for damages provided up to the maximum allowed by law.

Disclaimer

Promoter, Inked Magazine or any of their affiliates are not responsible for hacked profiles, lost internet connections, broken website, lost profiles, lost passwords, false entries, deceptive entries, theft of profiles, theft of artwork, computer malfunction, internet traffic congestion, blackouts, bottlenecks, entries by a party other than those represented in the profile, misuse of photographs or art, incorrect profiles, missing images, missing details, acts of god, and any other issue that may otherwise arise beyond the ability of the Promoter and Inked Magazine acting in good faith. The awards, prizes, dates, contest format, and locations are approximate and subject to alteration. It is against the rules for a contestant to vote for herself. By submitting photographs and video you confirming that you have all rights to use these photos and videos. If copyright by a credible third party is challenged under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), an image or images, artwork, video, or other digital works, may be removed while undergoing investigation. These official rules are subject to revision at any time.

Liability release

By participating in this contest you agree to release liability of the Promoter and Inked Magazine any and all of its affiliates or third parties, including relatives, co-worker or any other individual, regarding personal damages physical, psychological and reputational. You agree to understand any submitted content can be lost, misplaced, or misused due to the nature of this open platform. Your personal information will be protected using modern methods of firewall and hacking detection, there is however, no guarantee of such protections. You submit to the chances of information dissemination by unlawful actors, and agree to release liability of the Promoter, Inked Magazine or its affiliates.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments about the competition, please contact the Promoter using the “contact us” link on the home page.

All causes of action arising out of or connected with Competition or any prize awarded shall be finally resolved by arbitration at the election of Promoter, and shall be conducted solely on an individual basis. Entrant may not bring any claims against Promoter or Inked Mag as a plaintiff or class member in any class action, mass action, or other representative proceeding. It is the responsibility of the winner to complete all obligations with regards to local, state and federal taxes. By entering the Competition, Entrants: (i) agree that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Rules, Entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Promoter in connection with the Competition, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Arizona without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, and (ii) irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state, and local courts located in Maricopa County, Arizona.

PROMOTER, PROMOTION ENTITIES, 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 PARICIPANTS OR ANY OTHER PERSONS’ COMPUTER RELATING TO OR RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATION IN THIS COMPETITION; INABILITY TO ACCESS THE ENTRY WEBSITE 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 WEBSITE. PROOF OF ENTERING INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE IS NOT CONSIDERED PROOF OF DELIVERY OR RECEIPT. ALL DATES SET FORTH IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES ARE APPROXIMATE. PROMOTER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO EXTEND ANY DEADLINES. ALL ENTRIES AND ANY SUBMITTED INFORMATION (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SUBMITTED PHOTOGRAPHS) AND ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS BECOME THE SOLE PROPERTY OF PROMOTER AND WILL NOT BE RETURNED. FALSE AND/OR DECEPTIVE ENTRIES OR ACCOUNTS SHALL RENDER ENTRY INELIGIBLE. ALL DECISIONS OF PROMOTER SHALL BE FINAL AND CONCLUSIVE ON ALL MATTERS RELATING TO THE COMPETITION. ANY ATTEMPT BY A USER OR ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE COMPETITION IS IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, PROMOTER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND COSTS (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. ALL ENTRANTS HEREBY DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS PROMOTER, PROMOTION ENTITIES, AND ALL PRIZE PROVIDERS, AND THE PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AND AGENTS OF EACH, FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO, OR IN ANY WAY ARISING FROM, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, THIS COMPETITION, PUBLICATION OR USE OF THE SUBMITTED PHOTOGRAPHS OR ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS, ENTRANTS’ NAMES AND LIKENESSES, AND/OR ACCEPTANCE, USE, MISUSE, LOSS, OR MISDIRECTION OF THE PRIZE, INCLUDING LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, DAMAGES, OR MONETARY LOSS. IN NO EVENT SHALL PROMOTER, PROMOTION ENTITIES, OR ANY PRIZE PROVIDER BE LIABLE OR OBLIGATED TO AN ENTRANT IN ANY MANNER FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES OF ANY KIND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT PRODUCT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGES IN ADVANCE. THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY.

DISCLOSURE: You have not yet won. This Competition is not in any manner associated with Facebook or Instagram. It is the responsibility of the winner to complete all obligations with regards to local, state and federal taxes.