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Beauty Amplified Photo Sweepstakes
Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. By entering the sweepstakes, you (the “Participant”) agree to these Official Rules, which form a contract. Without limitation, this contract includes indemnity obligations on the part of the Participant and a limitation of Participant’s rights and remedies. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received for each prize package. Sweepstakes entries are limited to one entry per person/email address/household per prize package. The Beauty Amplified Photo Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:01:00 AM Eastern Standard Time on July 9, 2013, and ends at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on July 31, 2013. Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the sweepstakes.

ELIGIBILITY:
The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents living in the 50 United States or District of Columbia who are at least 18 years of age. Employees, officers and directors of the North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development (the “Sponsor”), or Luquire George Andrews (the “Administrator”) or any of the participating sweepstakes partners, or any of those companies respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising & promotional, fulfillment and marketing agencies, their immediate families (and those living in their same households) are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. By entering the Sweepstakes, participants agree to these Official Rules and agree to release, discharge and hold harmless, the North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development and all of their participating sweepstakes partners, and each of such companies respective officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”), from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, any damages, personal injury or death, which may arise out of participation in the Sweepstakes or out of the acceptance, use, misuse or possession of any prize. By participating, you agree to the decisions of the Sponsor and/or Administrator, which are final and binding in all aspects. Void where prohibited by law, rule or regulation. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply.

HOW TO ENTER:
Entries are limited to one per person/email address/household per prize package over the course of the Sweepstakes. To enter, go to VisitNC.com/beauty-amplified (or go to Sweepstakes.VisitNC.com), then click on “enter here.” An entry will be accepted as a valid entry once the following four steps have been completed:
• A photo taken in North Carolina (for which he or she owns all rights) has been uploaded
• All required personal information has been provided (description of picture, first and last name, complete address, city, state, ZIP code, email address, phone number, birthdate)
• Desired prize package choices have been chosen (entrants may enter for one, two or all three prize packages, but must at least enter for one prize package)
• Entrant must obtain at least 20 votes for their photo

After a valid photo and all required information have been completed via the online entry form provided, entrants will click submit. Entrants should then solicit votes for their picture. Once an entrant has collected 20 or more votes for their picture, the entry will be accepted as a valid entry.

Entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

FACEBOOK DISCLAIMER:
This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook. By entering, you understand that you are providing your information to the Administrator on behalf of Sponsor and not to Facebook. By participating in this Sweepstakes, you hereby release Facebook from any claim, allegation, loss or liability of any kind.

All Entries must conform to the Entry Guidelines below, be in good taste and in keeping with Sponsor’s image as determined by Sponsor and/or Administrator in their sole discretion. By submitting, uploading, posting, disclosing or otherwise making an Entry available in this sweepstakes, each Entrant warrants and represents he/she has the legal right and necessary permission(s) to do so; he/she is the sole and exclusive owner and rights holder of his/her Entry; and his/her Entry conforms to the following Guidelines:

• Must be the property of the Entrant and an original photo that does not contain any content that is owned by a third party.
• Must not have been previously submitted in any competition and/or won an award or prize.
• Must not contain any material or any element that is unlawful or otherwise in violation of any law, rule or regulation.
• Must have been taken in or represent imagery related to North Carolina.
• Must not contain any element or material that (except as expressly permitted in these rules), violates a third party’s intellectual property rights, including but not limited to copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, logos, licensing rights, rights of publicity or privacy or any other intellectual property rights.
• Must be submitted in JPG, GIF or PNG format.

If the likeness of a person appears in the Photo, the Entrant must have permission from all recognizable persons (and must be the parent or legal guardian of any minor child) featured in the Photo and have permission to use such person’s likeness and to grant the rights granted in these Official Rules. If requested, Entrant must be able to demonstrate proof of such permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor.

All entries will be previewed by the Sweepstakes Administrator. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant accepts and agrees to the Sponsor’s and/or Administrator’s sole discretion in refusing an Entry or Comment, removing an Entry or Comment from the public viewing/voting gallery on the Site and/or disqualifying an Entrant from the sweepstakes if they believe an Entry fails to conform to the Entry Guidelines or if an Entry or Comment is deemed to be lewd, profane or inappropriate in any way, or Entry is not in compliance with these Official Rules.

SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS:
Winners will be selected by randomized drawings from all eligible entries received for each prize package. Entries become eligible for Grand Prize drawings once they receive at least 20 votes through the Sweepstakes photo-viewing page on Sweepstakes.VisitNC.com. Those who enter for multiple prizes are only eligible to win one prize package. Randomized drawing for all three prize packages will occur simultaneously, and if the same entrant is drawn to win more than one prize, he or she will be notified and allowed to choose between the prizes. The Sweepstakes Grand Prize drawing will be held on or about August 5, 2013. Potential winners will be notified by phone and/or by email. Winner must reply BY TELEPHONE within 10 days of the initial contact from the Administrator in order for documentation to proceed. Winners of the grand prizes must sign, notarize and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability document within 10 days of receipt, prior to issuance of prize vouchers. Non-compliance or if a selected potential winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim prize, or fails to return the completed and executed Affidavits and Releases, as required, or if the Prize Notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, an alternate winner will be selected. Except where prohibited by law, the Winner’s acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor to use Winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, entry, biographical information, voice, and city and state address without further compensation.

PRIZES: (3) Three Grand Prizes will be awarded.
Grand Prize #1
Wreck Dive the Queen Anne’s Revenge
Prize package includes:
• A wreck dive adventure on the Queen Anne’s Revenge. Note that only Open Water Certified divers can participate in the wreck dive experience. Certification must be obtained by the time of entry. (Dive must be scheduled from August 5, 2013 to October 31, 2013.)
• A three-night stay for two (2) in an oceanfront condo provided by Atlantic Beach Realty (valid August 2013 through June 2014 subject to availability; no blackout dates).
• Two (2) tickets to the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.
• Two (2) passes to the Beaufort Historic Site.
• A tour of Blackbeard’s artifacts at the North Carolina Maritime Museum.
• One (1) 45-minute Beaches and Banks Tour from Southern Air at Michael J. Smith Field Airport.
• Lunch certificate from Circa 81.
• Dinner certificate from Bistro by the Sea.
• Dinner certificate from Amos Mosquitos Restaurant.
• A ferryboat ride to historic Cape Lookout, followed by a picnic and an option to climb the lighthouse for a spectacular view.
• A goody bag for your enjoyment.
• A $1,000 VISA gift card (to help cover travel-related expenses).
The Wreck Dive prize package is valued at $4,500.

Grand Prize #2
Ultimate Biltmore Experience:
Prize package includes:
• A $600 gift card for a three-night stay for two (2) at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Asheville. (Gift card valid through July 31, 2014. Blackout dates include October 2013, December 31, 2013, and any other potential sell-out nights.)
• Biltmore Experience sweepstakes winner gets to select three (3) experiences from the following list of options:
• Closed-door tour of Biltmore House.
• VIP dinner for two (2) in a unique setting not allowed by daily visitors to Biltmore.
• VIP on official Christmas Tree raising day in early November.
• A private orchid evening dinner for two (2) in the Winter Garden of Biltmore House (available January - March).
• Hands on elements at Biltmore (pick one of the following):
o Plant tulip bulbs with chief horticulturist
o Decorate a Christmas Tree in Biltmore House
o Horseback ride with a family member
o Doc’s apprentice for the day
o Spend the day with Biltmore museum service staff
o Make your own wine with Biltmore’s wine maker
• Private 4-hour Biltmore Professional Development Course taught by Biltmore Leadership.
• Guided land tour with Chief of Agritourism.
• Exclusive dinner for two (2) on the rooftop of Biltmore House, accompanied by a string quartet.
• A $1,000 VISA gift card (to help cover travel-related expenses).
The Biltmore Experience prize package is valued at $3,500.

Grand Prize #3
Dinner Party of a Lifetime
Prize package includes:
• Attendance to a dinner party hosted by Ashley Christensen and Sean Lilly Wilson.
• A three-night stay for two (2) at The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, North Carolina.
• Two (2) passes for the downtown Raleigh Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tour.
• A three-course dinner for two (2) with wine pairings at Heron’s at The Umstead Hotel and Spa.
• Two (2) $50 restaurant gift cards (for The Oxford and Zinda restaurants located in Raleigh, North Carolina).
• A $1,000 VISA gift card (to help cover travel-related expenses).
The Dinner of a Lifetime prize package is valued at $4,250. (Prize components valid August 2013 – July 2014, subject to availability.)

Sponsor may be asked by to-be-determined media outlets to allow for a publisher/reporter to accompany the winners during their prize package redemptions and experiences for possible use as editorial content. Sponsor will provide notice to winner(s) prior to trip redemptions taking place.

Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as determined at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Prize packages are subject to availability at the time of reservation. Some blackout dates may apply.

DISQUALIFICATION:
Sweepstakes Sponsor nor any of their participating sweepstakes partners, and each of such companies respective officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Participants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. The Released Parties are not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network server or other connections, miscommunications, failed telephone or computer, telephone transmissions, technical failure, jumbled, scrambled or misdirected transmissions, hardware or software malfunctions, or other error of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes, as solely determined by the judges, will be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Any attempt by any Participant to obtain more than the stated allowable number of entries by using multiple/different profiles or identities will void that Participant’s entries and that Participant may be disqualified. If disqualified for any of the above abuses, sweepstakes sponsor reserves the right to terminate entrant’s eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes. In the event any portion of this Sweepstakes is compromised by virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of sweepstakes sponsor, which in the sole opinion of the contest sponsor, corrupts, or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes, sweepstakes sponsor reserves the right at their sole discretion to suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes.

TAX INFORMATION:
All taxes and fees on prizes won are the sole responsibility of the winner. Each winner will receive a 1099 tax form.

WINNERS LIST:
To obtain a listing of winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Beauty Amplified Photo Sweepstakes, Attn: Taryn Dietrich, 4201 Congress Street, Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28209. All requests must be received by July 31, 2013.

SPONSOR:
North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

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