Street Music Festival - VIP Contest

Rules and Guidlines

1. Introduction

NO PURCHASE OR OBLIGATION IS NECESSARY. The promoter of this Contest is: Alliance Française of Port Elizabeth (registration number: 045-955-NPO) whose registered office is at 17 Mackay Street, Richmond Hill, PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa. By entering the Contest, entrants agree to abide by all the terms of these Official Sweepstakes Rules and the decisions of Alliance Française (“Contest Administrator”), whose decrees shall be final and binding. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

2. Eligibility

This Contest is open to any individuals who are 21 years of age or older (unless otherwise stated). Employees of Alliance Française and their respective subsidiaries and affiliates and each of their officers, directors, advisors, accountants, attorneys, assignees, agents, licensees, representatives and any other person or entity associated with this Contest, including their advertising and promotional agencies, (collectively, “Contest Entities”) are NOT eligible to win. By entering this Contest, entrants agree to waive any and all claims against contest Entities for personal injury, damage or loss of any kind which may result from participation in the Contest or from the receipt, enjoyment, ownership or use of any prize.

3. How to participate

You will have various ways to enter the Contest depending on the social media you upload your image on:

  • Each participant will have to take a single picture of themselves on the theme of “Music Yourself” (playing air guitar or pretending to sing with a hairbrush, for example).
  • Candidates must upload their picture on at least one of the following social networks: Facebook (afstreetmusicfest) & Instagram (afpesmf) to enter the contest.
  • The tag “#afpemusicfestival” must be associated with each picture. Failure to do so will void the participant application.
  • Once both the picture and the tag, “#afpemusicfestival”, are posted onto one of the social media platforms mentioned above, the application is valid.

The Alliance Française reserves the right to cancel the competition if there is less than 10 participants. According to the number of participants, 1 to 5 winner(s) will be designed. The competitor(s) with the most likes and shares will be the winner(s) of the below prize.

No responsibility is assumed by Contest Entities for any connection problem or other technical malfunctions that may occur.

4. Winner Selection

Odds of winning depend on the total number of entrants. There are up to five (5) winners for the entire Contest. Winners will be chosen: as a result of a popular vote conducted via social media sites as measured and recorded by a third party software and verified by the Promoter and or its agents.

5. Prize

Alliance Française offers to the winner(s) a VIP pass for the Alliance Française Street Music Festival which will be held on June 10, 2017.
The VIP pass includes:
- 2 free entries for the 2017 Alliance Française Street Music Festival
- 2 day-access passes to the VIP bar located in Alliance Française with free drinks
- 2 backstage access-passes and meeting their favourite band
- 2 individual memberships or 1 family membership to the Alliance Française
- 2 free entries for the next movie event of the Alliance Française
Prizes are non-transferable and limited in time. No cash redemption or substitutions. However, Contest Entities, in its sole discretion, reserve the right to change or replace the prize at any time with a prize of greater or comparable value. The value of the prize may be taxable as income. Prize winners are solely responsible for all applicable, state and local taxes that become due. The Promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.

6. Winner Notification

The Sweepstakes Administrator will attempt to notify the prospective winners by telephone and/or by mail/e-mail. If a prospective prize winner cannot be contacted within 7 days of the first attempted contact, or if eligibility requirements are not met, prospective prize winners will be deemed ineligible, and an alternative prospective prize winner will be selected at random from the remaining runner-up prize winners. This winner selection process will continue through 3 rounds of selecting alternates until a prize winner is determined. Failure to comply with these Official Contest Rules will result in disqualification of a prospective winner and the selection of an alternate winner. The promoter will notify the winners when and where the prizes can be collected.

7. General Conditions

Contest is subject to all applicable state and local laws, rules and regulations. Entrants grant to Sweepstakes Entities the right to use and publish their proper name, city and state online and in print or any other media, in connection with the Contest. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Contest Entities to use the winners’ names and likeness for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation unless prohibited by law. Contest Entities reserve the right to disqualify any individual they find to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the game; to be acting in violation of these Official Contest Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass Contest Entities or any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF ANY CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, CONTEST ENTITIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the Contest and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. By entering this Contest, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions. The Contest and these terms and conditions will be governed by South African law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other Social Network.

8. Limitations of Liability

If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including, but not limited to, due to tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of Contest Entities which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, Contest Entities reserve the right to disqualify any individual who causes any such problem, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Contest Entities assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, or any problem or technical malfunctions of any internet connection, or any combination thereof, which may limit an entrant’s ability to participate in this Contest.
By entering this Contest, each entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Contest or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs, associated with entering the Contest, but in no event will attorneys' fees be awarded or recoverable; and (3) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby knowingly and expressly waives all rights to, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and/or any other damages other than actual out-of-pocket expenses.
The winner, by accepting a prize, agrees to release and hold harmless Contest Entities from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever, which may result from the receipt, enjoyment, ownership or use or misuse of such prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, or any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages related to or based on the entrant's rights of publicity or privacy, or the entrant's claim that he/she has somehow been defamed or portrayed in a false light).

Contest Entities do not assume any responsibility for any schedule changes in the Contest timeline, including without limitation, scheduling conflicts, labour strikes or other unforeseen events that disrupt the Contest schedule. Contest Entities reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend this Contest.
ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS OR CONTEST ENTITIES IN CONNECTION WITH THIS CONTEST SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF SOUTH AFRICA WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CONFLICT OF LAW RULES OR PROVISIONS THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF ANY OTHER STATE'S LAWS. THE INVALIDITY OR UNENFORCEABILITY OF ANY PROVISION OF THESE RULES SHALL NOT AFFECT THE VALIDITY OR ENFORCEABILITY OF ANY OTHER PROVISION. IN THE EVENT THAT ANY PROVISION IS DETERMINED TO BE INVALID OR OTHERWISE UNENFORCEABLE OR ILLEGAL, THESE RULES SHALL OTHERWISE REMAIN IN EFFECT AND SHALL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR TERMS AS IF THE INVALID OR ILLEGAL PROVISION WERE NOT CONTAINED HEREIN. EACH PERSON WHO PARTICIPATES IN THIS CONTEST AGREES THAT THE STATE COURT LOCATED IN JOHANNESBURG SHALL HAVE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OVER ANY SUIT OR OTHER PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR BASED UPON THESE OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS OR CONTEST ENTITIES IN CONNECTION WITH THIS CONTEST AND EACH HEREBY WAIVES ANY CLAIM THAT IS NOT SUBJECT PERSONALLY TO THE JURISDICTION OF SAID COURTS OR THAT ANY SUCH SUIT OR OTHER PROCEEDING IS BROUGHT IN AN INCONVENIENT FORUM OR IMPROPER VENUE.

9. Sweepstakes Administrator

Alliance Française of Port Elizabeth, 17 Mackay Street, Port Elizabeth, 6001, South Africa