We created this Contest to promote self-expression through art and to provide an opportunity for our Inkkas community to unite and relish in that art together! We will select 3 winners based on the originality, creativity, and inspiration of the shoe art!
We look forward to seeing what you create!
1. Read the Official Contest Rules
PLEASE READ THESE RULES CAREFULLY PRIOR TO PARTICIPATION OR ENTRY. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE, ENTER, OR WIN. OPEN ONLY TO INDIVIDUALS AGED 18 OR AGED 13-18 WITH PARENT PERMISSION WHO ARE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
The Inkkas Express Yourself Shoe Art Contest (the “Contest”) is created and sponsored by Global Footwear, LLC, trading as Inkkas or Inkkas.com (“Sponsor” or “Inkkas”). By participating in the Contest, you agree to the terms and conditions of the Inkkas website, which are available at https://inkkas.com/pages /terms-conditions, incorporated herein by reference, and that your participation will be governed by, and you shall abide by, all of the following rules (the “Contest Rules”) outlined herein.
The Contest is open only to individuals who (a) are legal residents of the United States or the District of Columbia, and (b) as of the date of the individual’s first Entry, are at least thirteen (13) years old with permission from a parent or legal guardian, or are at least eighteen (18) years old. Sponsor in its discretion may require a person who submits an Entry ("Participant") to provide verification of eligibility. The following individuals are not eligible to enter or win the Contest: current or former (within the immediately preceding 12 months) employees, officers, directors, and contractors of Inkkas, and anyone involved in the administration of the Contest, and any member of the immediate family (i.e., a parent, sibling, child or grandchild) or household of any of the foregoing individuals.
Entries will be accepted starting at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time, February 25, 2021 and ending 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, March 31, 2021 (the “Entry Period”). The timestamp generated by Instagram shall be the official time-keeping device for The Contest.
Each Entry must depict only the Participant’s own, original art on a blank shoe (just the left or the right shoe, or the pair). In other words, the completed shoe art must represent only the work of the Participant. The Entry cannot include any content that violates or infringes upon the intellectual property or other rights of any third party (including but not limited to rights of publicity, privacy, patent, trademark, copyright, or libel, defamation or slander). By way of example only, do not use in your shoe art the names or logos of any shoe companies other than Inkkas, favorite bands, celebrities or athletes, etc. Other than the shoes themselves, the Entry should not include any content that is not owned by the Participant. If Inkkas, in its sole discretion, suspects such violation/infringement of third party rights, the entry will be disqualified. While Participants may use any materials to create the shoe art, no photography or media work attached to the shoes will be accepted.
All Entries shall be submitted through Instagram. Individuals must have or open an Instagram account in order to participate in the Contest. Each Participant may submit only one Entry (meaning only one Entry will be permitted per Instagram Account). Instagram accounts are subject to the Instagram terms and conditions. A Participant’s Instagram account must not be set to “private” (Inkkas can only see your “public” photographs).
By using the hashtags #InkkasWorldwear and #shoecontest to submit an Entry, you warrant and represent that your Entry photograph is original and does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party, you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to publish and exploit the Entry photograph, the Entry does not feature trademarks, logos, or brand names other than Inkkas, and the Entry is not made for any improper purpose such as to intimidate or harass any individual or to ridicule, disparage, or embarrass Inkkas.
By using the hashtag #InkkasWorldwear to submit an Entry, you also grant Inkkas a non-exclusive perpetual license throughout the universe to use and exploit (including without limitation by reproduction, distribution, public display, adaptation, communication to the public, and/or public performance, and including for commercial purposes) the Entry photograph in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including any of Inkkas social media accounts, mobile application, the Inkkas websites, emails to Inkkas’ customer list, advertisements, and the Inkkas blog. You further waive to the full extent permitted by law any and all claims against Inkkas related to moral rights in the Entry photograph.
No Entry shall contain any language or imagery which Inkkas deems, in its sole and absolute discretion, to be inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, or that promotes discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age. Inkkas reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entry that contains any such language or imagery, or which otherwise may be in violation of any law.
5. Judging Criteria: All Entries will be judged by Inkkas personnel, to be selected by Inkkas at its sole discretion (the “Judges”). The Judges shall select each Winner using the following equally weighted criteria: (1) Originality; (2) Creativity; and (3) Inspiration supporting the shoe art, as described by the Participant in the Entry (in the photograph caption). Decisions of the Judges are final and binding.
6. Winner Notification, Requirements, and Grant of Rights: Inkkas, using the @InkkasWorldwear Instagram account, will notify Winner by making an Instagram comment on the winning Entry (the "Notification"), by April 12, 2021. To claim the Prize, Winner must respond to the Notification within forty-eight (48) hours of its posting by emailing email@example.com with the Winner’s full legal name, home (U.S. city and state), phone number, and email addresses. The Winner must also, within forty-eight (48) hours of Notification, return a declaration of eligibility and grant Inkkas in writing a royalty-free, irrevocable, transferrable, sublicensable, and non-exclusive perpetual license throughout the universe for use in any and all media whether now known or hereafter devised to use and exploit (including without limitation by reproduction, distribution, public display, adaptation, communication to the public, and/or public performance, and including for commercial purposes) the Entry photograph(s), waive to the full extent permitted by law any and all claims against Inkkas related to moral rights in the Entry, and except where prohibited, grant written permission to have the Winner’s name, likeness and identity used for promotional purposes by Inkkas without additional compensation.
If there is a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, the Prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the Instagram account associated with the winning Entry, as registered with Instagram. Inkkas shall have no liability for a Winner’s failure to receive notices due to Winner’s failure to check Instagram; due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings; or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. Inkkas may in its discretion announce the name of the potential winner on www.inkkas.com, social media websites, or in other forms of communication. The receipt by any Winner of the prize offered in this Contest is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations.
The failure of a potential winner to promptly prove eligibility, sign the required declaration and grant of rights in the Entry, or Inkkas’ inability to contact the potential winner, will result in immediate disqualification and selection of an alternative winner.
There shall be three (3) prizes awarded to three eligible Winners during the Entry Period (the “Prize”). Each Prize will consist of one online gift card to Inkkas.com in the amount of $300.00 (Prize ARV: $300.00). No cash or other prize substitutions are permitted except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including, without limitation, any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the Winner. Gift card shall be subject to the terms and conditions delivered with the online gift card.
By entering, each Participant agrees to hold harmless Inkkas and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors (all of the foregoing, the “Sponsor Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such Participant’s participation in the Contest and/or Participant’s acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited any loss or damage to any Entry, (iii) the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iv) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (v) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (vi) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of Entries; to the maximum extent allowed by law. Some jurisdictions may not permit certain liability limitations or waivers. If any court determines the law of such a jurisdiction applies, our liability shall be limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.
All decisions of Sponsor and Sponsor Parties are final and binding in all respects.
THE CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE STATE OF MARYLAND, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in the Contest, to the fullest extent allowed by law, Participant agrees that any and all disputes, claims, causes of action or controversies arising out of or in connection with The Contest, shall be resolved in arbitration individually and without resort to collective, class, or aggregate action, as set forth in the Terms and Conditions of the Inkkas.com website. By registering and/or submitting an Entry, each Participant irrevocably waives, to the greatest extent allowed by law, any right to seek and/or obtain rescission and/or equitable and/or injunctive relief. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will Participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, other than Participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering the Contest), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY, IN NO EVENT WILL THE SPONSOR OR THE SPONSOR PARTIES BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTICIPANT OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF REVENUES, LOST PROFITS, LOST CAPITAL OR OVERHEAD, WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, WHETHER OR NOT SPONSOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply, and the Contest is void where prohibited. Inkkas reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest should (in its sole discretion) a virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Contest. In such case, Inkkas may select the recipients from all eligible Entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Inkkas. Inkkas reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or who violates these Contest Rules. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, incomplete, damaged, mutilated, misdirected, misdelivered, or delayed Entries, or for technical or human errors or failures of any kind in connection with the submission, transmission, processing or selection of Entries or the winning Entry, including without limitation any malfunctions or failures of computer hardware, computer software, networks or telephone equipment or any technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or late, lost, damaged, or postage due mail, or any combination thereof. Caution: Any attempt by a person to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent of the law. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest, or in the announcement of the Prize. Sponsor shall not be responsible for retaining copies of any Entry. These Contest Rules set forth the entire agreement and understanding between Sponsor and Participant concerning the subject matter hereof and merges and supersedes all prior discussions, agreements, and understandings of any kind between them. Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, at any future time to terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest for any reason, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Participant shall be deemed an independent contractor and nothing contained herein s hall constitute this arrangement to be employment, a joint venture, or a partnership. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any provision of these Contest Rules shall not constitute a waiver of any provision contained herein. If any provision of these Rules is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction or appointed arbitrator, such determination shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision herein. The titles of Sections of these Contest Rules are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal effect. The word “including” is used in these Contest Rules to mean “including but not limited to.”
Winner(s) will be announced, and name of Winner(s) made available on the Inkkas.com website, social media account, and/or Inkkas blog, by April 12, 2021.
The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram, and in no instance shall Instagram and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors (all of the foregoing, the "Instagram Parties") be liable for any disputes, claims, causes of action or controversies arising out of or in connection with the Contest.