THE HOUSE OF ANGOSTURA® SWIZZLE COCKTAIL RECIPE CONTEST

 OFFICIAL RULES

CONTEST IS VOIDOUTSIDE of THE 50 UNITED STATEs AND WHEREVER ELSE PROHIBITED. DO NOT ENTER THIS CONTEST IF YOU ARE NOT 21 OR OLDER, A LEGAL RESIDENT OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA). THIS CONTEST WILL BE CONSTRUED AND EVALUATED ACCORDING TO UNITED STATES LAW. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER, PLAY, OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS CONTEST IS SPONSORED BY MIZKAN AMERICAS, INC., NOT ANGOSTURA® BITTERS.  

C3 PRESENTS, LLC, AUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION, CAPITAL OF TEXAS PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL, INC., AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, PARTNERS, DIVISIONS, SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, MANAGERS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, AND EMPLOYEES (COLLECTIVELY, THE “ACL PARTIES”) ARE NOT SPONSORS OF THE CONTEST AND ARE IN NO WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION AND EXECUTION OF THE CONTEST. ALL INQUIRIES REGARDING THE CONTEST SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE SPONSOR AND NOT TO THE ACL PARTIES.

ELIGIBILITY: The House of Angostura® Swizzle Cocktail Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia) who are 21 years of age or older.Employees of Mizkan Americas, Inc. (“Sponsor”), GMR Marketing LLC (“GMR”), and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates agencies and promotional and other vendor agencies involved in the Contest, and the immediate family members and households of all such employees, are not eligible to enter or win. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, stateand local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

TIMING: This Contest begins at 12:01 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) on July 9, 2018 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT on August 31, 2018 (the “Contest Period”).

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Contest, eligible entrants must create a new account or use an existing account on www.instagram.com (“Instagram”) and follow the @AngosturaHouse Instagram handle at https://www.instagram.com/AngosturaHouse/. Eligible entrants must (1) create an original Angostura® swizzle cocktail recipe that contains either Angostura® Aromatic Bitters or Angostura® Orange Bitters, or both (the “Cocktail”); (2) take one (1) photograph, one (1) boomerang video, or one (1) video of their Cocktail; and (3) share their Cocktail, its name, recipe ingredients, and mixing instructions via Instagram using the promotional hashtag “#SwizzleContest” and either “#Angostura” or “#Angosturabitters” during the Contest Period (an “Instagram Post” or "Entry").  No purchase is necessary to enter, play, or win. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning.

Entries will be screened for compliance with Contest requirements and criteria as stated in the section below under “Additional Submission Criteria for Entry”; incomplete or non-complying Entries will be disqualified. Limit one (1) Entry per person/authorized Instagram account holder. 

Instagram Posts must be made by the authorized Instagram account holder at the time of Entry. “Authorized Instagram account holder” is deemed as the natural person who is assigned to the Instagram account from which the Entry was received. If your Instagram account is private, your Instagram Post will NOT be eligible; you must change the setting on your account from private to public in order to submit an eligible Entry. You must have a valid Instagram account and agree to the Instagram Terms of Use and the Instagram Privacy Policy in order to be eligible to enter. Registration on Instagram must be completed before an Entry may be submitted. Instagram membership is free. All terms and conditions of Instagram.com apply.

Sponsor, GMR, Instagram, and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, sales representatives, agencies, retailers, wholesalers, distributors and promotional and other vendor agencies involved in this Contest are not responsible for lost, late or misdirected Entries. As a condition of entry, entrant agrees to assign all rights and interest in submissions to Sponsor.

ADDITIONAL SUBMISSION CRITERIA FOR ENTRY:  Entrant must adhere to the following submission criteria to be eligible: 1) cocktail recipe submitted as part of Contest Entry must include Angostura® Aromatic Bitters and/or Angostura® Orange Bitters and not contain another bitter brand; 2) all ingredients are to be expressed in ounces, drops and dashes; and 3) you must specify a name for your cocktail recipe. The name may not include any copyrighted or trademarked material or any retailer’s name. You may include the Angostura® brand in the name.

Entry must be entrant’s original recipe that has not been entered in any other drink recipe competition, and should not include all or a substantial portion of any copyrighted, trademarked, patented or previously published recipes.  Entry requiring license or usage rights from any third party is not eligible. Entry cannot infringe upon any third party’s personal, proprietary or intellectual rights.  Entries, which, in the judges’ or Sponsor’s sole discretion, contain any type of objectionable ingredients or other objectionable content will be disqualified.  Entries that do not meet these stated criteria, or Entries that (in the judges’ or Sponsor’s sole discretion) may technically meet the stated criteria but do not reflect the intent and the spirit of the provisions related to participation, are not eligible.

In addition, submitted photograph or video must 1) be taken solely by the entrant; 2) not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights; 3) not contain brand names or trademarks, other than those of Angostura®; 4) not contain images, artwork, literary or other copyrighted material not created by the entrant, other than material that you have necessary rights, consents and permissions to use and sub-license to Sponsor royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive basis in connection with the Entry; and 5) not contain images or likenesses of any person including entrant. 

JUDGING CRITERA/WINNER SELECTION: This is not a game of chance. Odds of winning depend on the number and quality of Entries received. Entries will be screeded and judged as they are recieved. No purchase is necessary to entry, play or win. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. All eligible Entries recieved during the Contest Period will eb judged by a panel consisting of Angostura brand Representatives, Distributors and marketing representatives. Up to one (1) potential Grand Prize winner will be designated, by receiving the highest score. 

Judging critera to determine up to one (1) Grand Prize winner (weighted equally)

DETERMINATION AND NOTIFICATION OF GRAND PRIZE WINNER:Up to one (1) Entry with the highest judge scores, as outlined under Judging Criteria/Winner Section, will be designated as the potential Grand Prize winner, subject to verification of identity and eligibility. In the event of a tie, the tied Entries involved in such tie will be re-judged by an additional judge designated by the Sponsor, who will select a potential Grand Prize winner that best reflects all criteria as a whole. The potential Grand Prize winner will be notified on or about September 5, 2018 via direct message to the potential Grand Prize winner’s Instagram account used to enter. The potential Grand Prize winner will have forty-eight (48) hours from the time of notification to respond to the direct message with their first and last names, country, and daytime phone number or the Grand Prize winner will automatically forfeit the prize and an alternate potential Grand Prize winner may be designated as the Grand Prize winner based on the next highest judging score total. The potential Grand Prize winner will then be contacted via phone and will be required to respond within twenty-four (24) hours of notification to verify eligibility and provide a shipping address (no P.O, Boxes accepted).

In order for the potential Grand Prize winner to be declared the winner, they must complete, sign, and return the presented affidavit of eligibility, mutually acceptable liability release, and publicity release, and appropriate tax documents (the “Documents”) within seven (7) calendar days of delivery of the Documents, or the prize will be forfeited in its entirety. The potential Grand Prize winner must designate one (1) guest within seven (7) calendar days of delivery of the Documents. The guest must be 21 years of age or older and a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia). In addition, at the same time as the potential Grand Prize winner completed their Documents, the guest must sign and return a publicity release (where permitted by law) and a mutually acceptable liability release. Failure for a guest to complete and return the documents in time specified by the Sponsor may result in that guest’s disqualification and forfeiture of the guest’s portion of the prize.

PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES: 

One (1) Grand Prize: A trip for the Grand Prize Winner and one (1) guest to Austin, Texas to attend the Austin City Limits Music Festival in October 2018. Grand Prize includes: Round-trip, coach-class airfare for the Grand Prize winner and one (1) guest to Austin, Texas from an airport determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor; four (4) nights’ hotel accommodations for winner and guest (hotel to be determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, in one (1) double-occupancy room, excluding room service, meals, and other incidentals); and two (2) 3-Day VIP tickets to the Austin City Limits Music Festival (tickets details to be determined and the sole discretion of the Sponsor). The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $6,290.

Grand Prize Additional Terms: Travel route, air carriers, hotel accommodations, and all elements of the Grand Prize will be determined solely by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Airline carrier’s regulations and conditions apply. Grand Prize trip may not be combined with any other offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flyer miles. The Grand Prize winner and his/her guest must travel together on the same itinerary. The Grand Prize winner and his/her guest must possess any necessary valid travel documents (i.e., valid government-issued photo ID) in order to travel. No refunds or credits for changes are allowed. All other expenses and costs, not expressly listed above, including, but not limited to, airline optional service and baggage fees, federal, state, and local taxes, tips, entertainment, transfers, meals, and transportation to and from winner’s/guest’s home residences and to and from the airport/hotel/music festival are the winner’s/guest’s sole responsibilities. Sponsor is not responsible for changes in schedule of any element of the Grand Prize and Sponsor is not liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay. Any change made by the Grand Prize winner or guest to the travel itinerary, including any cost implications, is the Grand Prize winner’s sole responsibility. The Austin City Limits Music Festival is subject to change and/or cancellation. 

Winner and guest, if any, must comply with all venue rules and regulations; failure to do so may result in forfeiture of such portion of the Grand Prize.  The Sponsor shall have the right, but not the obligation, to conduct a publicity and background check of any and all records (including, without limitation civil and criminal court records and police reports) of the Grand Prize winner and winner’s guest, if any, and, based on such results, may disqualify the winner and/or guest, in its sole discretion.  Winner and guest, if any, agree to authorize and cooperate with such publicity and background check.

Non-cash portion of the Grand Prize is subject to availability. Certain travel restrictions and blackout dates may apply.  These are estimated values only. The actual value of the Grand Prize is expected to vary, based on the point of origination, airfare fluctuations, and hotel pricing. If the actual value of the travel portion of prize is less than stated, difference will not be awarded in cash, and no such claim will be honored. If the Grand Prize winner resides within 300 miles of the travel destination, alternate travel arrangements may be made by the Sponsor and the Grand Prize and value of prize adjusted accordingly.

The Grand Prize trip must be completed on the dates specified by the Sponsor/GMR during October 2018 or the Grand Prize winner shall forfeit the Grand Prize in its entirety. Dates of departure and return, travel route, seat selection, hotel accommodations, activities, and all elements of the Grand Prize will be arranged by the Sponsor/GMR, in their sole discretion.

The total approximate retail value of all prizes to be awarded in the Contest is $6,290.

Prizes are not redeemable for cash. No substitution, transfer, or assignment of prize permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Any and all federal, state, and local taxes related to a prize are solely the responsibility of the winner and Sponsor will comply with all tax reporting requirements. All other expenses not specified as part of prize description are solely the winner’s responsibility.

ASSIGNMENT OF RIGHTS:  By participating, entrant explicitly acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor reserves the right to publish in any media, including on-line, any or all content of responses to the Contest with or without first and last name credit to the entrant; and Entries that attempt to restrict this right will not be considered.  All Entries become the property of Sponsor and Sponsor shall hold all copyright, ownership, title and right thereto, in which case the entrant hereby grants to Sponsor a worldwide, perpetual, fully paid-up non-exclusive license to use the Entry. Entry constitutes permission for Sponsor to use the entrant’s name, recipes, photographs/videos of recipes, and other material provided in the Entry for any purpose, including for promotional purposes in any media without compensation.  Grand Prize winner shall execute at Sponsor’s request such assignments and other documents as may be necessary to confirm or enact this assignment.

ONLINE REGISTRATION:  This Contest is intended for viewing in the United States and shall be construed and evaluated only according to United States law.  The identity or eligibility of the selected potential winner will be based on an Instagram handle and in the event of a dispute, the winning Entry will be declared made by the Authorized Account Holder of the Instagram handle at the time of entry. Documentation may be required to prove the identity and/or eligibility. The use of any automated devices in connection with this Contest is prohibited. If for any reason, the computerized entry portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other cause beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.  Sponsor 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, including any error that may result in an erroneous appearance of qualification for a prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any problem or technical malfunction of any computer equipment or software that results in loss of Entry. WARNING:  ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY COMPUTERIZED SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGE FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Participant agrees to accept and abide by the rules of this Contest and agrees that any dispute with regard to the conduct of this Contest, rule interpretation or award of prize, shall be submitted to GMR, whose decision shall be binding and final. By entering, entrant agrees to be notified using the contact information provided in the entrant’s Instagram Entry or using the contact information provided by the entrant during prize claim process by the Sponsor and/or GMR for purposes of Contest administration. By participating, entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, GMR, Instagram, C3 Presents, LLC, Austin Parks Foundation, Capital of Texas Public Telecommunications Council, Inc., and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, service and vendor agencies, promotion agencies, independent contractors, and the officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives of any of the above organizations from any injury, loss or damage to person, including death or property due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to the acceptance or use/misuse of a prize, participation in any Contest-related activity, or participation in the Contest. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of this offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of prizes, including an erroneous announcement that may incorrectly imply that a prize is to be awarded. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with this Contest, or the integrity and/or feasibility of the Contest is severely undermined by an event, including but not limited to fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or activity, or any federal, state, provincial or local government law, order or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence), Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the Contest without further obligation. If Sponsor in its discretion, elects to abbreviate the Contest as a result of a Force Majeure event, Sponsor reserves the right, but not the obligation, to award the prize from among all eligible Entries up to date of Force Majeure event. All Entries are the property of Sponsor and are not returnable.

Sponsored 2018 by Mizkan Americas, Inc., 1661 Feehanville Drive, Suite 300, Mount Prospect, IL 60056.

Administered by GMR Marketing LLC, 500 South Towne Drive, New Berlin, WI 53151.

C3 PRESENTS, LLC, AUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION, CAPITAL OF TEXAS PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL, INC., AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, PARTNERS, DIVISIONS, SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, MANAGERS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, AND EMPLOYEES (COLLECTIVELY, THE “ACL PARTIES”) ARE NOT SPONSORS OF THE CONTEST AND ARE IN NO WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION AND EXECUTION OF THE CONTEST. ALL INQUIRIES REGARDING THE CONTEST SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO SPONSOR AND NOT TO THE ACL PARTIES.

THIS CONTEST IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH INSTAGRAM. YOU ARE PROVIDING YOUR INFORMATION TO SPONSOR AND NOT TO INSTAGRAM.