ESCAPEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN & ALL ENTRIES HAVE EQUAL CHANCE OF WINNING
How to Enter: All entrants must be eighteen years of age or older, own the residential property about which they’re submitting and submit their dream escape project in writing along with their full legal name, contact number, email address and address of residence to firstname.lastname@example.org. Employees, officers, directors of Sponsor, parents, spouse and immediate family of Perfect Escape or Extol Magazine are not eligible to participate.
Escapeaway Sweepstakes submissions can be front or backyard landscape, poolside, backyard grill area, water garden or anything that you dream could enhance your outdoor living space and make your home more valuable and enjoyable. Only one entry per email address will be considered. All entries become the exclusive property of Perfect Escape and will not be returned.
The Prize: Grand Prize is $5,000 toward a Perfect Escape outdoor design and/or landscaping project. (Winner will have to complete a prize validation and will be responsible for any taxes that may result from winning.)
Effective Date of Entries: Deadlines for all entries is 11:59 p.m. May 15, 2015; no exceptions. Final selection of finalists will be made on or before May 24, 2015.
Selection of Finalists: Members of Perfect Escape and Extol will select three (3) finalists who will receive a free 3-D design of their dream project submission. These three designs will be displayed in one (1) issue of Extol and appear on various social media outlets and websites with voting of the best design selected by the public via the Extol website, ExtolMag.com. The Grand Prize winner will receive $5,000 toward construction and development costs of their dream project and upon completion will be featured in either the August/September or October/November issue of Extol Magazine. Grand Prize winner must be available for an interview with Extol Magazine and allow photographs and videotaping by Perfect Escape and Extol Magazine throughout the project, including before and after completion. Project must be completed by year end, 2015.
Notification of Finalists and Grand Prize Winner: The three (3) finalists will be contacted by Extol Magazine with a follow-up contact by representatives of Perfect Escape to gather details and answer any questions regarding their dream project and to receive their 3-D design. Finalists will be asked if their dream design would incorporate a budget exceeding the prize of $5,000 and, therefore, additional costs would be paid for by finalist if selected as the Grand Prize Winner via public voting. Exceeding the $5,000 prize does not increase your chances of winning, but designs will vary depending upon anticipated additional monetary contributions provided for by finalists. On or around June 23,, 2015, a Grand Prize Winner will be selected through public voting* and a panel of professional judges. Voting begins at 12:01 a.m. June 15, 2015, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on June 22, 2015. The Grand Prize Winner will be contacted by a representative of Perfect Escape on or before June 26, 2015.
Other conditions: All entrants, by submitting their entry, agree to participate, at no additional or out of pocket costs to Perfect Escape or Extol Magazine, in any and all public relations, social media, marketing or advertising of the Escapeaway Sweepstakes. This may include the use of your name, your likeness or current photographs and descriptions of your Escapeaway Sweepstakes entry and 3-D design. These conditions also apply to the Finalists and Grand Prize Winner selected.
Names, addresses and email addresses that are gathered through this sweepstakes will not be used for solicitation or sold to a third party for solicitation or released to a third party for any purpose other than that of the sweepstakes itself.
Indemnification: Entrants, by submitting their entry, agree to release and hold Perfect Escape and Extol Magazine, its employees, directors, shareholders, representatives, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies harmless for any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the Sweepstakes, including without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage and claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy.
* Public Voting limits votes to one vote per person (tracked by IP address). The highest public vote count counts only a percentage of the overall criteria by which a winner is ultimately selected, with professional judges having the final say. (Percentage of vote: Public Vote 49%, Extol Magazine 25.5%, & Perfect Escape 25.5% = 100% of final vote)