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Truffle Zest® Recipe Contest - Official Rules

OFFICIAL RULES

TRUFFLE ZEST® RECIPE CONTEST

The Truffle Zest® Recipe Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Sabatino North America, 135 Front Avenue, West Haven, CT, 06516 (“Sponsor”).
 
PRIZE STRUCTURE
One (1) FIRST PLACE PRIZE: $1,000
One (1) SECOND PLACE PRIZE: $500
One (1) THIRD PLACE PRIZE: $250
Seven (7) FOURTH PLACE PRIZES: $50 Sabatino Tartufi Gift Card
 
ENTRY PERIOD: The Contest starts at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time on July 23, 2021 and eligible contestants may submit entries until 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time on August 31, 2021 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted after the Entry Period will be deemed ineligible to win. The Contest ends on August 31, 2021. The period between July 23, 2021 and August 31, 2021 is referred to in the Rules as the “Contest Period.”
 
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to individuals, eighteen (18) years or older at time of entry, who are legal residents of the United States, except residents of Arizona, Florida, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Tennessee or otherwise where prohibited by law (the “Ineligible States”). Residents of Ineligible States and employees of Sabatino North America, subsidiaries or agents, their immediate families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse and grandparents), and those domiciled with any of the foregoing are not eligible.
 
ENTRY: Visit the Contest web page, [http://www.sabatinotruffles.com/pages/​​truffle-zest-recipe-contest]. Each entrant will be required to fill out the Entry Form and submit an original recipe (“Recipe”). The Recipe must:
  • Include detailed, step-by-step preparation instructions
  • List each ingredient in exact common U.S. household measurements (by weight or volume) and order of use in making the Recipe
  • Indicate cooking times and number of servings
  • Use at least one of the following Sponsor products: Sabatino Tartufi Truffle Zest® seasoning, Sabatino Tartufi Truffle Zest® & Cheese seasoning, Sabatino Tartufi Truffle Zest® Hot seasoning (“Products”). Actual purchase of Sponsor Products is not required to enter.
 
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. NO FEE REQUIRED TO ENTER.
An entrant must include an original photograph depicting the finished recipe (“Photo”).
 
If a Recipe contains a brand name product or a trademark other than Sabatino Tartufi, Sponsor may disqualify the Recipe or, at its sole discretion, remove the brand name or trademark from the Recipe prior to judging without notice to entrant. The Recipe must be an original recipe that was created by the person entering the Contest and cannot have previously won a contest or other promotion. Recipe must not have been previously published, must not be awaiting publication, nor may be submitted for publication consideration during the Contest Period.
 
HOW TO ENTER: You may only enter electronically. All information provided by entrant must be complete, true and correct. Submissions to the Contest must be received by August 31, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time in order to be eligible; Recipes received after that date will be deemed ineligible to win. All submitted Recipes (including Photos) become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned; Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, inaccurate, incomplete, damaged, illegible, or misdirected entries. Each Recipe must be submitted on an individual basis (i.e., no team, joint, or corporate entries) and all components of the Recipe (including Photos) must be the original creation of the submitting participant. Only non-commercial work may be submitted. Recipes may not contain profanity, nudity, pornographic images, violent images, anti-competition messages, illegal material, or material that violates the rights of third parties. Recipes may not include confidential information, trade secrets, trademarks or copyrighted material belonging to any person or entity other than the entrant absent a suitable license or permission agreement, proof of which is required. Recipes containing any forbidden matter or material otherwise deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Online entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry.
 
 
TRUFFLE ZEST® RECIPE CONTEST WINNER SELECTION:
Round 1: Selection by Panel of Judges.
A panel of judges consisting of Sponsor personnel will select fifteen (15) Recipes for additional testing based equally upon the criteria of creative use of the Sponsor Product, originality, and adherence to these Official Rules. Ten finalists will be notified on or about September 15, 2021.
 
Round 2: Additional Testing to determine Top 10 Recipes.
Top 10 Recipes. The ten Recipes selected by Sponsor will be judged by Sponsor judges based on creativity, originality, and adherence to these Official Rules. The judges will vote for the best recipes and the Recipes will be awarded First Place, Second Place, Third Place, and Fourth Place Prizes based on the votes that each recipe received from the Sponsor judges panel. Judges will take the following recipe criteria into consideration, which shall be weighted as follows: 
  • Fifty percent (50%) - Originality of recipe
  • Twenty-five percent (25%) – Creative use of Truffle Zest® Product
  • Twenty-five percent (25%) - Taste
 
All winners will be notified of final prize(s) on or about October 1, 2021. By entering, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and that the decisions of the judges are final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right not to select any winning submissions based upon the quality or content of submissions. Potential winners may be required to sign and return a sworn Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release. If required documentation is not returned within seven (7) business days of notification, or if notification is returned as undeliverable, any prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected.
PRIZE AWARDS: Prizes will be awarded within sixty (60) days after winner verification. No prize substitution or transfer is permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value, for any reason. Sponsor is required by law to report prize values to taxing authorities; all taxes and any other incidental expenses on prizes are the sole responsibility of each winner.
GENERAL RULES & LIMITATIONS: By entering a Recipe with a Photo, you represent that: (i) your Recipe and Photo are your own original works; and (ii) you own or have the rights to convey any and all right and title in any material submitted as part of your entry into the Contest. By entering, you grant to Sponsor a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to edit, publish, promote, republish at any time in the future and otherwise use your Recipe and Photo along with your name and likeness, in any and all media for any purpose, without further permission, notice or compensation (except where prohibited by law). By participating in the Contest, you agree to release Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, directors, officers, and agents from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, possession, use, or misuse of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures, or other errors or problems which may occur in connection with the Contest, whether computer, network, technical, mechanical, typographical, printing, human or otherwise, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of entries, the announcement of the prizes, in any Contest-related materials, or that may limit prize fulfillment or a participant’s ability to enter the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules and to disqualify permanently from the Contest any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules.
WINNER’S LIST: For the names of prize winners, send a self-addressed, stamped No. 10 envelope to: Sabatino North America, “Truffle Zest Recipe Contest” Prize Winners, 135 Front Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516. All requests for the winners list must be received by December 31, 2021.
RELEASE: By entering the Contest you agree to release FACEBOOK, Inc., its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, directors, officers and agents from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the Contest.
The Truffle Zest® Recipe Contest is not sponsored by, endorsed by or affiliated with INSTAGRAM or FACEBOOK, Inc. or any of their respective affiliated companies or subsidiaries. “INSTAGRAM” and “FACEBOOK” are registered trademarks of FACEBOOK, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this Contest are the property of their respective owners.
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