Tricks of the Trade Contest Official Rules

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The Tricks of the Trade Contest is designed to encourage eligible percussionists and their parents/guardians on their behalf (“Entrant(s)”) to use their creativity to create their own interpretation of and perform alongside BYOS.  Judges will choose the winning entries, and prizes will be awarded in accordance with these Official Rules.

Important: Please read these Official Rules before entering the Tricks of the Trade Contest (the “Contest”). By entering this online Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.

OFFERED ONLY IN THE UNITED STATES AND OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF, AND LIVING WITHIN, THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO ARE 13 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF TIME OF ENTRY VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

SUBJECT TO ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

Sponsor and Administrator

The sole sponsor of the Contest is KHS America (“Sponsor”), whose address is 12020 Volunteer Blvd., Mount Juliet, TN 37122. KHS America is also the sole administrator (“Administrator”) of the Contest. Administrator is responsible for collecting and processing entries and the overall administration of the Contest. Entrants should look solely to Administrator with any questions, comments, or problems related to the Sweepstakes. The contact for Administrator with respect to questions related to the Contest is John Harvill, who can be reached by email at john.harvill@khsmusic.com during Administrator’s normal business hours. Contacting John Harvill does not constitute entry into the Contest and will not improve any entrant’s chances of winning a prize. No correspondence or contact other than that specified in these Official Rules will be accepted as an entry in the Contest.

Eligibility

The Contest is only offered in the United States and is open only to legal residents of, and living within, the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 years of age or older as of the time of entry and have submitted the appropriate waiver, unless otherwise prohibited by federal, state or local law. Residents of Puerto Rico and / or other U.S. territories and possessions are not eligible to enter or win the Contest. Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor and Administrator, Sponsor’s and Administrator’s affiliates, and Sponsor’s and Administrator’s advertising and promotion agencies and the immediate families of such employees, officers, and directors (including their parents, siblings, children and spouses) and members of the same household of such employees, officers, and directors (whether or not related) are not eligible to enter the Contest.

Contest Period

The Contest begins on July 10, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT on August 10, 2020 (the “Contest Period”). Administrator’s computer is the official timekeeping device for the Sweepstakes.

How to Enter

An individual can enter the Contest during the Contest Period using the following method(s): Completing the online form titled: “Tricks of the Trade Contest Entry Form” located at https://form.jotform.com/201526627868161 and uploading the individual’s submission video to Dropbox that contains the individual’s name in the file name. LIMIT 1 ENTRY PER ENTRANT.  In the event that an individual uploads more than one video, only the first video, based on date uploaded, will be reviewed.  Videos that do not include the individual’s name in the file name will be deemed invalid. All entries become the property of Administrator and will not be acknowledged or returned. No correspondence or contact other than that specified in these Official Rules will be accepted as an entry in the Contest. Entries that are misdirected, lost, late, incorrect, incomplete, illegible, stolen, mutilated, invalid, postage-due or un-deliverable for any reason (including, without limitation, by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, or incompatibility with Sponsor’s, Administrator’s or other third-party servers involved in the entry or prize claim processes) will not be eligible. Entries generated by automated means will be void and will not be eligible. Proof of submission of a completed survey by an entrant does not constitute proof of delivery to Administrator of the contest entry form. Administrator’s decisions with respect to completion and delivery of valid contest entry forms will be final.

Prizes

A total of 1 grand prize winner will be awarded a QCMX1412S Quantum Mk II marching snare drum of their choice of a custom Blendz finish or a standard finish (DK, SW, CK) with gloss chrome hardware. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (“MSRP”) is $1,350. 1 second place winner will be awarded a QAX1410 Quantum Agility marching snare drum of their choice from the standard finishes (DK, SW, CK) with gloss chrome hardware.  MSRP is $1,170.  1 third place winner will receive a Mapex leather backpack valued at $150 Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”).  Actual retail value may vary.  The odds of winning a prize depend on the number of valid entries received by Administrator.

Contest Requirements

Contest submissions must meet the following criteria (“Contest Requirements”)

  • Videos submissions must be in the form of .mp4 or .mov and include the individual’s name in the file name. Audio files will be considered an invalid entry.
  • The individual must perform on a snare drum, snare pad, or multi tenor drum in the video.
  • Videos must not contain any content, material or element that displays any brand advertising, slogan, logo, or trademark.
  • The performance in the video must include original, unpublished work that does not contain, incorporate or otherwise use any content, material or element that is owned by a third party or entity.
  • All individuals must submit an Official Tricks of the Trade Waiver which can be downloaded here: WAIVER FOR MINORS | WAIVER FOR ADULTS. All individuals under the age of 18 must have the waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian or their entry will be disqualified.

How the Contest Works

Before August 31, 2020, each video submission will be evaluated based on the following criteria: (i) technique (ii) creativity and originality. (“Criteria”) Using the Criteria, there will be two levels of judging that will result in the three winners.  The first round of judging will consist of employees of the Sponsor who will choose ten (10) finalists.  The finalists will then be evaluated, based on the Criteria, by BYOS.  BYOS will select first, second, and third place winners, subject to verification of the entrant’s eligibility and compliance with the Official Rules

Administrator will mail or email, in Administrator’s discretion, notice (the “Notice”) to the selected entrants at the email or mailing address provided in the entrants’ Official Contest entry form on or before August 31, 2020. If a Notice is returned, deemed undeliverable, or the selected entrant has not responded within 14 days after Administrator sends the Notice, or if the selected entrant is found to be ineligible or fails to comply with these Official Rules, Administrator may decide, in its sole discretion, that the selected entrant has forfeited the prize, and Administrator may select, on a random basis, an alternate winner from eligible entrants.

Only after Administrator has determined to its sole satisfaction that an entrant has met all eligibility requirements of the Contest (including, without limitation, the execution and timely return of the Notice) will such individual be declared a “winner” of the Contest. Where a verified winner, Administrator may, at its option, deliver the winner’s prize by shipping, at Administrator’s expense, at the mailing address provided by the winner within 180 days after Administrator determines that the entrant has met all eligibility requirements and won a prize.

In case of dispute as to the identity of any entrant, an entry will be declared made by the registered name and mailing address shown in the Contest entry form. Any potential prize winner may be requested to provide Administrator with proof of identity satisfactory to Administrator proving that such person is the prize winner.

Except where prohibited by law, acceptance of a prize shall constitute and signify the winner’s consent that Sponsor, Administrator, and their affiliates may use the winner’s name, likeness, image, voice, photographs, biographical information, address (city and state) and written statements made by the winner about the Contest, Sponsor’s or Administrator’s products and Sponsor or Administrator for promotional purposes, in all forms of media, in perpetuity and without monetary payment or additional consideration. Administrator reserves the right to announce the identity of each Contest prize winner and the prize awarded to each such winner on any of Sponsor’s or Administrator’s marketing platforms such as websites, social sites, or email, or on those of their affiliates.

Any difference between the stated value and the actual value of any prize will not be awarded. If a winner cannot accept prize as stated, the prize may be forfeited. The value associated with a prize may be taxable to the winner as income, and, if so, the winner is solely responsible for any taxes, including, but not limited to, all applicable federal, state and local taxes, that become due with respect to the value of the prize. If the combined, gross proceeds from this and all other prizes over the course of the calendar year, equal or exceed $600, the Sponsor or Administrator is required to report the value of a prize to the Internal Revenue Service in the year that the winner receives the prize, Sponsor or Administrator will report to the prize winner and the Internal Revenue Service in the form of a Form 1099-MISC. If Sponsor or Administrator is required to report the value of a prize to the Internal Revenue Service on Form 1099-MISC, the winner must provide applicable information, such as a social security number, in order to receive the prize. Any and all fees, expenses, service charges, gratuities, and other costs related to acceptance and use of a prize not specifically stated herein are solely the responsibility of the individual prize winner. No prize may be substituted, assigned, transferred, or redeemed for cash, except that Administrator reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to offer a prize winner the option of receiving a cash prize substitute. A winner is responsible for any loss of the prize or damage to the prize after it has been delivered. Administrator will not replace any lost or stolen prizes. Unclaimed and unawarded prizes will not be awarded.

Use of Registration Information

All entrant information (including, without limitation, entrants’ e-mail addresses) is subject to the privacy policies of Sponsor and Administrator. Administrator’s privacy policy is located at https://quantummarching.com/privacy-policy/. By entering the Contest, an entrant grants Sponsor, Administrator, and their affiliates the right to use the information provided by the entrant in the Contest entry form to contact the entrant by email, telephone, or mail about the contest. If the entrant has granted consent to receive additional information from the Contest Sponsors, Administrator, or affiliates, the entrant may receive emails in the future.  The entrant may opt out of any future correspondence at any time.

Conditions

Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operations or transmissions, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of, or failure of Sponsor or Administrator to receive any entry or prize claim information on account of human or technical problems in any combination thereof. Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest if, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned (including, without limitation, due to infection by computer virus bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor and Administrator which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest). The Contest is subject to these Official Rules. By entering: (a) participants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Administrator, which shall be final and binding in all respects, and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Contest or these Official Rules; (b) participants release Sponsor and Administrator, their directors, officers, shareholders, employees, affiliates, agents, representatives, vendors and such persons’ directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability for any claims, injuries, losses, costs or damages of any kind caused by participation in the Contest or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prizes; and (c) PARTICIPANTS ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SPONSOR, ADMINISTRATOR, AND OTHER RELEASED ENTITIES AND INDIVIDUALS HAVE NEITHER MADE, NOR ARE IN ANY MANNER RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR, ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATIVE TO THE PRIZES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THEIR QUALITY, MECHANICAL CONDITION, OR FITNESS, EXCEPT FOR ANY STANDARD LIMITED WARRANTY OFFERED BY ANY MANUFACTURER OF THE NON-CASH PRIZES.

Administrator may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Contest or winning any prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that the entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, multiple entries, deception, or other unfair practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other participants or Sponsor’s or Administrator’s agents or representatives.

WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE SPONSOR, ADMINISTRATOR, OR THEIR WEBSITES OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforce-ability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the Tennessee. All disputes arising out of or connected with this Contest will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by a state or federal court located in Davidson County, Tennessee and all entrants agree to the personal jurisdiction of and venue in such courts. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of Tennessee and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of Tennessee. All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this Contest and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages. The Official Rules have not been authorized, issued or approved by any court, official or agency of the United States, any state or other governmental authority or by any lawyer, law firm or insurance or brokerage company.

Winners List / Official Rules

Additional copies of these Official Rules and a list of prize winners, available after September 16, 2020 may be obtained by mailing a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:

Tricks of the Trade Contest
Attn: John Harvill
KHS America, Inc.
12020 Volunteer Blvd.
Mount Juliet, TN 37122

Vermont residents may omit postage. One request per envelope. All mail requests for a winners’ list must be received by Administrator by October 16, 2020.