A $100 Apple App Store gift card, a framed print of your winning cover, and prominent exposure on the VinylizeMe website and Facebook page.
A $50 Apple App Store gift card, a framed print of your winning cover, and prominent exposure on the VinylizeMe website and Facebook page.
A $25 Apple App Store gift card, a framed print of your winning cover, and prominent exposure on the VinylizeMe website and Facebook page.
About the Contest
VinylizeMe is now accepting submissions for our first ever cover competition! Upload your best VinylizeMe cover and show off your creativity and photographic talent, and you could win one of three prize packages. Our panel of judges will be looking for the most striking covers and inventive and original uses of the templates, as well as use of color, copy writing and composition. Winners will be chosen at the sole discretion of the judges, but they may take public commentary into account.
How to Enter
To enter the contest, either click on the ENTER NOW button above, or access the contest through the main navigation screen banner within the VinylizeMe app on your iPhone or iPad. You will be directed to the contest submission page where you will provide some basic contact info and upload your cover. Enter as many covers as you want, but they all must use VinylizeMe templates, headers and wear & tear layers. Deadline for entries is August 31st, 2013. For more information, please read the Rules.
Owner and Creative Director of BlueSpark Studios, and creator of the VinylizeMe app.
Owner of Brown Barn Application Studios and co-creator of the VinylizeMe app.
Professional music geek, and co-host of the tremendously awesome Geeks & Beats podcast.
Ray Woods ii
Seasoned designer and media expert, Ray has worked with the big dogs in entertainment, including NBC Universal, Disney and AOL.
VinylizeMe is a cool new app that puts you and your favorite people, pets and places on the cover of your very own vintage record cover. This user-friendly app puts you in complete control to deeply customize every part of your cover.
BlueSpark Studios, Inc. ("BlueSpark") operates several websites including vinylize.me, vinylizeme.com, bluesparkstudios.com, 40sguys.com and the40sguys.com. It is BlueSpark's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, BlueSpark collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. BlueSpark's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how BlueSpark's visitors use its website. From time to time, BlueSpark may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
BlueSpark also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on BlueSpark posts. BlueSpark only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to BlueSpark's websites choose to interact with BlueSpark in ways that require BlueSpark to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that BlueSpark gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for our newsletter on http://www.bluesparkstudios.com, http://www.vinylize.me, and http://www.the40sguys.com to provide a an email address. In each case, BlueSpark collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with BlueSpark. BlueSpark does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
BlueSpark may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. BlueSpark may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, BlueSpark does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
BlueSpark discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on BlueSpark's behalf or to provide services available at BlueSpark's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using BlueSpark's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. BlueSpark will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, BlueSpark discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when BlueSpark believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of BlueSpark, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a BlueSpark website and have supplied your email address, BlueSpark may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with BlueSpark and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. BlueSpark takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN, NOR WILL A PURCHASE IMPROVE ONE'S CHANCES OF WINNING
This contest is Sponsored and Administered solely by BlueSpark Studios, Inc. 1316 3rd Street, Suite 109, Santa Monica, CA, 90401.
This Contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with FACEBOOK. You understand that you are providing your information to the Sponsor and not to FACEBOOK. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to the Sponsor/Administrator, and not to FACEBOOK.
This contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with APPLE. Prizes are not provided by APPLE. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest or the prizes must be directed to the Sponsor/Administrator, and not to APPLE.
RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
BlueSpark Studios invites VinylizeMe users to enter its 2013 Summer Cover Classic Competition. You must read the following rules, terms and legal conditions and agree to them before submitting any covers!
2013 Summer Cover Classic Competition (the "Contest") is open to ALL VinylizeMe users 18 years of age and older, except employees of BlueSpark Studios, those individuals acting as judges and the immediate families of such employees and judges. The contest is open to all participants regardless of residence or citizenship, so long as the laws of their jurisdiction allow participation.
All covers must be the original work of the entrants and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity, or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. If the cover contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the cover, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit use of the cover by BlueSpark Studios.
BlueSpark reserves the right to remove covers from the contest page and contest consideration if the content of the cover is found to be offensive, including content which is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate.
By entering this contest, you agree to certain terms and conditions relating to this contest and you are responsible for understanding Your Rights (see below).
By entering, participants agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless BlueSpark Studios, its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents and representatives, from any and all third party liability for any injuries, loss, claim, action, demand or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the competition (collectively, "Losses"), including without limitation any third party claim for copyright infringement or a violation of an individual’s right to privacy and/or publicity right. The Contest is void where prohibited by law.
Each entrant in the Contest ("Entrant") is responsible for ensuring that he or she has the right to submit the images(s) utilized within the VinylizeMe templates that he or she submits to the Contest per these rules.
You agree that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved with BlueSpark Studios, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, before a court of competent jurisdiction located in Santa Monica, California, which court shall apply the laws of the State of California, USA, without regard for rules or conflicts of law. IN ANY SUCH DISPUTE, PARTICIPANT SHALL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS' FEES, OR ANY DAMAGES OTHER THAN PARTICIPANT'S ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES (IF ANY) ASSOCIATED WITH PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR INCREASED. The Contest and BlueSpark Studios web site(s) provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied.
BlueSpark Studios is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by web site users or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the cover competition, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions to the cover competition, including but not limited to any misprints or typographical errors. BlueSpark Studios assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. BlueSpark Studios is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer equipment, servers, providers, computer on-line systems, software, or failure of email on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, including injury or damage to participant's or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or uploading images or information in the cover contest.
If, for any reason, the photo competition is not capable of completion as planned, including but not limited to, any reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of BlueSpark Studios that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the photo competition, BlueSpark Studios reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the VinylizeMe cover competition.
WHAT TO ENTER:
We are looking for creative and compelling covers composed using the VinylizeMe app for iPhone. The images you use may be photos, illustrations, digital collages or anything your imagination can dream up. Submissions do need to utilize VinylizeMe templates, headers and wear & tear layers. Submissions that do not incorporate these elements will be disqualified.
We would love to see innovative uses of the app that combine images, type, color and composition in a unique and original way. Be funny, deep, ironic, sarcastic, poetic, serious, it doesn't matter, were looking for covers that generate a reaction.
Please do not submit images of existing or commercial records or that utilize images of established musicians or celebrities.
Combinations of VinylizeMe with other apps is acceptable and encouraged, so long as the image clearly utilizes VinylizeMe templates and elements. Images that do not meet these requirements may or may not be judged at the judging panel's sole discretion.
HOW TO ENTER:
Each cover must be submitted electronically, by the following method:
Via the in-app contest link – Within the VinylizeMe app for iPhone, there is a contest banner on the lower part of the main navigation screen, which can be accessed at any time by tapping the VinylizeMe logo at the top (an internet connection is required). Tapping the contest banner will direct you to the contest submission form where you will be able to enter your cover(s) after providing some basic contact information.
Via the VinylizeMe Facebook page – A link on the VinylizeMe Facebook page will direct you to the contest submission form where you will be able to enter your cover(s) after providing some basic contact information. You may also connect to the contest submission form through vinylize.me, where there is a banner advertising the contest, as well as the Summer Cover Classic landing page, which can be accessed through vinylize.me as well.
ELIGIBILITY AND JUDGING:
Anyone 18 years or older is eligible to enter, except where prohibited by law. Participants are urged to use good, full resolution images. All entries should be in square format, preferably 2448 X 2448 pixels. Combinations with other apps is acceptable, but not necessary, but VinylizeMe elements such as templates, headers and wear & tear layers must be apparent.
Submissions will be judged on overall artistic merit, with consideration to innovative use of the app, originality in concept, use of color and copy. Public voting may be taken into consideration, but will not be the determining factor in the outcome of the contest.
BlueSpark Studios shall determine winner eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion. All decisions made by the judges are final.
Online entries can be uploaded starting 12:01 pm Pacific Standard Time on July 1, 2013. Deadline for submitting entries is 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time on August 31, 2013.
Finalists will be announced on or before September 15, 2013, and will be posted to the VinylizeMe Facebook page for public commenting. Winners will be announced the week of September 22, 2013 via email, vinylize.me and VinylizeMe social media. BlueSpark Studios reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control.
The judging panel will select around 25 photos as Finalists, and post them for general public comments. Comments and "likes" will not, however, determine the winners. Winners will be determined solely by the panel of judges.
Prizes offered are as follows, with one winner for each place:
1st Place: $100 USD Apple App Store gift card, a framed print of their winning cover, and prominent exposure on the VinylizeMe website and Facebook page. (Approximate value: $175 USD)
2nd Place: $50 USD Apple App Store gift card, a framed print of their winning cover, and prominent exposure on the VinylizeMe website and Facebook page. (Approximate value: $125 USD)
3rd Place: $25 USD Apple App Store gift card, a framed print of their winning cover, and prominent exposure on the VinylizeMe website and Facebook page. (Approximate value: $100 USD)
Please allow 4-6 weeks for prize delivery.
You will retain all rights to any photograph/image/illustration you submit -- including ownership if applicable. When you submit your photograph/image/illustration(cover) to the contest, you grant BlueSpark Studios a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:
Use the cover on the Internet in promotion of the VinylizeMe app.
Use the photograph in BlueSpark Studios’ non-commercial communications.
Provide your cover image to other individuals and organizations for non-commercial use, VinylizeMe-related use in news stories, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, web pages, and the like.
Use, in connection with the Cover Contest, your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications.
Keep the files provided, and to archive the images on CD or in other electronic forms, so that your cover can be used to support our marketing efforts.
BlueSpark Studios shall make every effort to credit all covers whenever possible.
Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.