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The Emmet Awards Monthly Competition (the “Competition”) is an interactive monthly contest wherein the LEGO Group will challenge the fans of THE LEGO® MOVIE™, using video, audio and photos, to participate in one or more of six monthly online creative competitions (the “Monthly Contests”).
From February to July you can join by either editing a video and/or audio track, or building a model, depending on that particular month’s contest.
Who May Participate:
Open to all persons aged 18 years old or younger as of the date of entry, except for residents of the Canadian province of Quebec, and where prohibited by law. Employees of companies in the LEGO Group, agencies and companies associated with the LEGO Group (e.g. suppliers related to the product line), and the immediate families of such employees are not eligible to participate.
Contest Entry Period:
The Monthly Contests begin in February 2014 and end in July 2014.
The general contest schedule for each Monthly Contest is as follows, but note that these dates and times are subject to change. Check the Emmet Awards Monthly Competition Contest Home Page (the “Emmet Awards Home Page”) (lego.com/emmetawards) for updates:
Contest #1: Begins on February 11, 2014 at 8:00AM Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends on February 28, 2014 at 11:59AM EST.
Contest #2: Begins on March 3, 2014 at 8:00AM EST and ends on March 31, 2014 at 11:59AM Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”).
Contest #3: Begins on April 1, 2014 at 8:00AM EDT and ends on April 30, 2014 at 11:59AM EDT.
Contest #4: Begins on May 1, 2014 at 8:00AM EDT and ends on May 31, 2014 at 11:59AM EDT.
Contest #5: Begins on June 2, 2014 at 8:00AM EDT and ends on June 30, 2014 at 11:59AM EDT.
Contest #6: Begins on July 1, 2014 at 8:00AM EDT and ends on July 31, 2014 at 06:00AM EDT.
NOTE: The Competition entry and closing dates and times are given as US Eastern Time Zone times, as adjusted for Daylight Savings Time when relevant. Be sure to convert to your local time zone to ensure that you do not miss an entry deadline.
How to Enter:
Note: LEGO ID required for entry. If you do not have a LEGO ID, you may sign up for one at no cost at LEGO.com. Just look for the “LEGO ID” button at the top right of the LEGO.com home page. You will need to be signed into your LEGO ID account to submit your Competition entries.
Be sure to enter under your own LEGO ID account, as any prizes will be awarded to the registered owner of the LEGO ID used to submit your entry.
For each of the Monthly Contests, go to the Emmet Awards Home Page (lego.com/emmetawards) and follow the instructions to learn how to create and submit your entry.
For the Monthly Contests involving video or music editing submissions, the Emmet Awards Home Page will provide information on how to use the LEGO Movie Builder application to create and submit your entries.
For Monthly Contests involving photo submissions, the Emmet Awards Home Page will provide information on how to submit and any specific requirements for entries.
To enter, you will be asked to submit video or music entries created through the LEGO® Movie Builder application (lego.com/movie/mvb/create) or to create a model for the challenge by using LEGO bricks from your collection. For photo-based contests you will then be required to take a picture of your creation and go online to the Emmet Awards Home Page (lego.com/emmetawards). You then can find the appropriate contest page, and upload the picture of your model. Acceptable file formats for the upload of photo submissions are .jpg or .png.
Monthly Contest Details:
Here are the general themes and dates for the Monthly Contests. This information is subject to change up to the start date of each Monthly Contest, so check the Emmet Awards Home Page (lego.com/emmetawards) for the latest information.
Contest #1 (February): The Direct Your Own Trailer Award. – Now it is time to get in the director’s chair and direct your very own trailer using clips from the actual movie!
Contest #2 (March): The Double Decker Award. – Can you take something around you, stack it up and make it double awesome using LEGO bricks and your creativity?
Contest #3 (April): The Ordinary to Extraordinary Award. – Take everyday vehicles and buildings and rebuild them into something totally crazy-awesome to help save the day! Be sure to upload a before AND after photo so everyone can see the transformation!
Contest #4 (May): The Dedicated to Ma & Pa Cop Award. – This family oriented contest asks you to create something special for your parents out of LEGO bricks that they can use and enjoy. Do not forget to include a heart somewhere in your photo!
Contest #5 (June): The Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP!!! Award. – Using your LEGO brick collection build the biggest, wildest most awesome spaceship model you can imagine. But remember…you need a cool pilot and co-pilot in your entry!
Contest #6 (July): The Everything Is Awesome Award. - Take new movie clips and make a totally awesome music video.
We want you to make your entry as amazing as possible. All entries, however, need to comply with the following limitations:
- Entries must not depict realistic military weapons, vehicles, or situations;
- Entries must not contain elements that are defamatory or degrading to any individual or group;
- All entries must consist exclusively of original designs; entries incorporating third party trademarks, copyrights or other intellectual property rights will be disqualified;
IMPORTANT: The rule above means that you must not use LEGO parts in your creation that show trademarks, logos or distinctive designs of any third party, such as parts that are exclusive to such product lines as LEGO brand Pirates of the Caribbean, LEGO brand Toy Story, LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes, LEGO Harry Potter, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, LEGO Minecraft, LEGO SpongeBob SquarePants, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO The Hobbit, LEGO The Lord of the Rings, or any other licensed product line.
- Use of any building toy parts not produced by the LEGO Group will result in your entry being disqualified; and
- Entry photos should show your model design only, and should not show recognizable features of any person or any commercial product
How to Win:
Prizes will be awarded to five (5) Nominees for each Monthly Contest, one (1) Winner for each Monthly Contest, and one (1) overall Grand Prize Winner, as follows:
Monthly Nominees: Each month five (5) nominees will be selected.
Monthly Contest Winners: At the conclusion of all of the contests, one (1) Monthly Contest Winner will be named for each of the six Monthly Contests, from among the five nominees for each Monthly Contest, for a total of six (6) Monthly Contest Prize Winners.
Grand Prize Winner: Also at the conclusion of all of the Monthly Contest, one (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected from a pool consisting of all of the Monthly Nominees, including the Monthly Contest Winners, as well all contestants who have submitted entries to all six of the Monthly Contests.
NOTE: Participants who submit an entry to all six of the Monthly Contests will be eligible to win in the Grand Prize selection, even if none of the participant’s entries were selected as Nominees or Monthly Contest Winners.
Nominees and Winners will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of members of THE LEGO MOVIE design and marketing teams (the “Judges”).
All entries will be posted on a public gallery where viewers will be able to “Like” or comment on the submissions. Please note, however, that the number of LIKES or comments an entry receives will not influence the Judges’ decisions.
Entries will be evaluated by the Judges based on the following criteria:
- 25%: Creativity
- 25%: Originality
- 20%: Awesomeness
- 20%: Overall fit and faithfulness to the Monthly Contest theme
- For Video and Music Editing Contests: Entertainment value and interesting use of the video and audio clips;
- For Building Contests, the stability and structural integrity of the model
Tie-breaking criteria: If after evaluation by the Judges, two or more entries are tied, the Judges will break the tie based on the entry which was awarded the highest score for Creativity. If a tie still exists, the Judges will break the tie among the remaining tied entries based on the entry with the highest score for Originality. If necessary, the Judges will resolve any remaining ties by vote among the Judges in their sole discretion.
All entries will be judged for the Monthly Contest in progress for the period in which the entries were submitted.
The odds of winning will depend on the creativity, skill level, and talent of the entrant, and on the number of eligible contest entries received during each contest period.
Selected potential Nominees will be contacted directly by the Emmet Awards Team within seven (7) days of the close of each Monthly Contest period. The Monthly Contest Winners and the Grand Prize Winner will be contacted within fourteen (14) days of the end of the final Monthly Contest Entry Period.
In order to be certified as an official Nominee, Monthly Prize Winner, or Grand Prize Winner, potential Nominees and Winners must complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Prize Acceptance, Release of Liability, and Publicity Release form (to be co-signed by the parent or legal guardian of any potential Nominee or Winner who is deemed a minor in his or her jurisdiction of residence). The Nominees’ and Winners’ certification documents should be printed and signed, then scanned and returned as an email attachment, as directed in the accompanying instructions. Potential Nominees and Winners who do not have access to a printer and scanner should contact the Emmet Awards Team immediately upon receipt of the notifying email for further instructions.
Any potential Nominee or Winner who does not return the properly completed documentation within seven (7) days of transmittal will be declared ineligible, and an alternate potential Nominee or Winner will be selected.
Monthly Nominees: Each properly certified Monthly Nominee will receive a limited edition Emmet Statuette, with an approximate retail value of $350 USD. These statuettes are NOT sold in retail stores and can only be won in official LEGO competitions.
Monthly Contest Winners: Each properly certified Monthly Contest Winner will each receive the full retail THE LEGO MOVIE product assortment for the first half of 2014, consisting of the following building toy sets with an approximate total retail value of $582 USD:
70800 – Getaway Glider
70801 – Melting Room
70802 – Bad Cop’s Pursuit
70803 – Cloud Cuckoo Palace
70804 – Ice Cream Machine
70805 – Trash Chomper
70806 – Castle Calvary
70807 – MetalBeard’s Duel
70808 – Super Cycle Chase
70809 – Lord Business’ Evil Lair
Grand Prize Winner: The Grand Prize winner will receive a 19.6-inch tall LEGO brick Emmet Statue AND the following building THE LEGO MOVIE toy set assortment:
70811 – The Flying Flusher
70812 – Creative Ambush
70813 – Rescue Reinforcements
70814 – “CONFIDENTIAL“
70815 – “CONFIDENTIAL“
70816 – “CONFIDENTIAL“
The LEGO Exclusive THE LEGO MOVIE Sea Cow building toy set (# 70810)
The approximate total value of the Grand Prize is $1,800 USD.
Intellectual Property Rights:
By entering this Competition you accept that the ownership and all intellectual property rights to your entries will be automatically awarded and transferred to LEGO Juris A/S, Koldingvej 2, 7190 Billund, Denmark, without any limitations. The LEGO Group can use the entry and any intellectual rights deriving from the design without any limitations.
You will not receive any payment or compensation for the transfer of your entry or any intellectual property rights, nor will you receive any payment or compensation for any products that may be produced and sold in connection hereto, other than your chance to win a prize in the Competition.
Personal data relating to entrants will be used only for the purpose of this Competition unless otherwise clearly stated and accepted by you.
The personal information you have to enter is your LEGO ID, including the personal information on file in connection with your LEGO ID.
The LEGO Group is defined as LEGO System A/S and its subsidiaries as described in the “About Us” section of the LEGO.com website.
By participating, winning entrants agree to have their LEGO ID username, and town and country of residence published in a Winners’ List, to be made available to the public in accordance with these Official Rules without compensation, as well as to have this information displayed in the final award show to be broadcast online.
General Terms and Conditions:
Prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives. Any applicable taxes, governmental fees, and other expenses resulting from the prize are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner unless otherwise stated. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the unlikely event that it becomes impractical to award the stated prize, or in the interest of awarding a prize appropriate for the age of the Winner. The prize will be shipped no later than 3 weeks after the certification of the winner. The Prize Winner is deemed to have received the prize on the day it was shipped.
All entry materials become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. False, harmful and/or deceptive entries or acts shall render entrants ineligible.
By entering, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Judges, which are final.
Entrants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, its directors, officers, employees and assigns, harmless from and against any and all liability and damages associated with or arising out of an entrant’s participation in this Competition.
Any Potential Prize Winner who declines to accept a prize, has violated any of these Official Rules, does not respond to the award notification within the specified time, or is found to be ineligible will be disqualified and an alternate Potential Prize Winner shall be chosen. For a list of Prize Winners, please visit (lego.com/emmetawards). In no case will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded.
Sponsor reserves the right to alter, amend or close any part or all of this Competition due to situations beyond the control of Sponsor affecting Sponsor’s ability to execute the Competition as planned. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Competition or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. The use of any device or computer software program to automate the entry process is prohibited.
Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human error; typographical or transcription error; technical malfunctions; failures, omission, interruption, deletion, or defect of any telephone network, computer online system, computer equipment, servers, providers, or software, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Competition; inability to access any web site, theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; or transactions that are processed late or incorrectly or are incomplete or lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on the Internet or on any web site, or printing or other errors.
In case of dispute, contest entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of record for the LEGO ID account under which the entry was submitted.
Identity of the Sponsor
This Competition is sponsored by LEGO System A/S, Aastvej 1, 7190 Billund, Denmark
The Sponsor can be contacted in relation to the Competition by writing a letter to LEGO Company Ltd., 33 Bath Road, Slough SL13UF, Great Britain, or by phone +441753495000 or by writing an e-mail to (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For a list of the Contest Winners, please visit (lego.com/emmetawards).
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