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Project Sex Toy

Babeland� Sex Toy Design Contest

Rules and Eligibility

Welcome to Project Sex Toy, the first Babeland� sex toy designcontest. If you've ever dreamed of the perfect sex toy, now's the timeto dust off your drawing board and show us what you've got! The missionof this contest is to encourage our customers to share their creativeexcellence in the design of sex toys, and to recognize suchcreativity.  Babeland� is recognized around the world as afriendly place for women and men to shop for sex toys, books, andvideos, and is the premier bi-coastal, women-friendly sex toy storewith a brand new store in Los Angeles, two locations in New York City,a flagship store in Seattle, and a website: www.babeland.com.

Project Sex Toy is a multi-tiered contest. All entries received willinitially be judged by a core group of Babeland� employees, who willnarrow the field of entries to a group of ?finalists.? Finalists willadvance to the next tier. Finalists will be judged online byBabeland� customers and in person by a panel of judges includingtoy manufacturers, celebrities, and sexperts.  Selection of thewinning entries is effected by a scoring process in which judgingevaluates all creative elements of every entry.  All entries willbe judged on the following criteria but ultimately, all judging will bebased on the subjective evaluation by the judges in their solediscretion: 

  1. Viability
  2. Originality of design
  3. Functionality and safety
  4. Aesthetics
  5. Ability to advance the cause of human sexuality

First, Second, and Third Place winners will be chosen. All decisions are final and not subject to appeal by entrants.

HOW TO ENTER

Print the entry application form out and fill in all necessary information. You may also pick up an entry application at one of our four retail stores. You may also request an application be mailed to you by calling 1-800-658-9119.

DEADLINE Extended to June 14, 2006!

All entries must be mailed or provided by overnight mail, or emailed, and mustbe received by June 14, 2006. We are sorry but postmarking an entry onor after June 14 will result in an untimely entry and will not beaccepted; again, all entries must be RECEIVED on or before June 14, 2006.Faxed entries are also not accepted.

ELIGIBILITY

All entrants must be 18 years of age or older.

By participating in this contest, you are agreeing to the terms andconditions of the contest. The rules of the contest are established inthe sole discretion of Babeland�.  Employees of Babeland�, theirrelatives or persons residing in their respective households are noteligible for entry, directly or indirectly.  Babeland� reservesthe right, in its sole discretion to cancel, modify, or suspend thiscontest, and randomly award the prizes from among all eligible entriesreceived prior to action taken by Babeland�. 

By entering the contest, you are representing that you are theperson who created the design, and have all rights in that design.Copyright infringement or other intellectual property infringementand/or plagiarism (be it intentional or unintentional) will result indisqualification and, if applicable, removal of awards from any entrydeemed in violation.

The contest is open to residents both within and outside of the United States. 

ALL ENTRIES MUST:

  • Meet all eligibility and deadline requirements.
  • Include a complete and signed entry application form;Entrants must have a valid email and mailing address, and if theydesire to be contacted by phone, a valid phone number must be included.
  • Conform to all laws in their jurisdiction.
  • Conform to defined submission requirements.
  • Conform to all copyright and other intellectual property laws.

ENTRY SUBMISSION

Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional entries will be accepted.Two-dimensional entries should be no larger than 20?x30?.Three-dimensional entries should be no larger than 24?x24?x12?. Entriesshould not weigh more than 10 pounds. Please make sure that your fullname and phone number are affixed to the underside or backside of yourentry. No information identifying the entrant should appear on the face of the entry.

Entries may also be submitted via email using the following criteria:Emailed entries must be submitted as attachments using only PDF, GIF,or JPEG format. Entries must be print-ready, not to exceed 8-1/2" x11". No information identifying the entrant should appear on the face of the entry.Emailed entries must be accompanied by a copy of the signed entryapplication attached to the email in PDF, GIF, or JPEG format only(no Word documents). Please remember that all entries must be receivedby June 14, 2006.  Babeland� is not responsible for computersystem, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, orother errors, failures, or delays in computer transmissions or networkconnections that are human or technical in nature, so ensure to allowtime of your entry to allow for any such problems.  Confirmationof receipt of emails will not be provided. You may submit more than oneentry however each entry must be sent separately.

While the creator of the design may own the ?copyright? to suchdesign, by submission of an entry, you expressly grant to Babeland� theirrevocable and perpetual license and full rights and permission to usesuch entries and/or their digital or other image or medium forpublication, exhibition, and marketing of the Project Sex Toy contestin our retail stores and on our present or future web site(s), inadvertising and for other purposes in any medium connected with thecontest or display the entry in any and all manner and media throughoutthe world, including, but not limited to, print, photograph, film,video, television, CD-ROM, DVD, and online computer media, such as theInternet or digital imaging.  By submitting an entry, you foreverwaive any right to inspect or approve of any use made by Babeland� ofthe entry for the purposes stated herein or advertising copy or printedmatter that may be used in conjunction therewith or to the eventual usethat it might be applied.  However, this grant of license andrights does not grant Babeland� the right to develop or market theproduct represented by the entry.  Babeland� does not guarantee orcommit that it will publish or use the image of any entry, includingthe winning entries.

We?re sorry, but entries will not bereturned.                       

SHIPMENT OF ENTRIES

After preparing your entry in the manner outlined in this guide, send your entry along with two copies of the entry application form, postage paid, to:

BabelandProject Sex Toy Contest184 10th StreetOakland CA 94607

As stated above, entries may also be emailed using the specifiedcriteria. Emailed entries may be sent to contest@babeland.com, providedthat they conform with the guidelines and rules, including timely entry.

PRIZES

  1. First prize: $250 cash; $250 Babeland� gift certificate; package of assorted toys
  2. Second prize: $150 cash; $150 Babeland� gift certificate; package of assorted toys
  3. Third prize: $75 cash; $75 Babeland� gift certificate; package of assorted toys

Winner will be responsible for all income taxes on prize.

Any winner who resides in a country or region that does not acceptshipments of sex devices must forfeit that portion of theirprize.

DISCLAIMERS

This contest is for fun and to draw on the creativity and knowledgeof our customers, and to further the Babeland� mission.  The factof having a ?winning entry? or meetings with vendors that may beawarded as part of any prize are for prize and informational purposes,and are not a commitment on the part of Babeland� or any vendor todevelop, manufacture, market, or otherwise commercially or otherwiseproduce or exploit any product represented by an entry. 

The winners will be required to sign and return an affidavit ofeligibility, a publicity/liability release and any other requireddocumentation within 28 days following attempted notification. Failureto comply within this time period will result in disqualification andselection of an alternate winner.

By participating, entrants and winner releases Babeland�, itsrespective parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries, and their respectivedirectors, officers, agents, and employees, from any and all liabilitywith respect to all aspects of the contest and/or use of any prize.Winner further agrees to the use of his/her name, and city and state ofresidence for purposes of providing a list of winners to the public onrequest and for advertising and promotional purposes without furthercompensation, unless prohibited by law.  All entrants furtheragree by submitting an entry that he or she agrees to defend, indemnifyand hold harmless Babeland�, its representatives, assigns, employees orany person or persons, corporation or corporations, acting under itspermission or authority, or any person or persons, corporation orcorporations, for whom it might be acting and any firm publishingand/or distributing the finished product, in whole or in part, from andagainst any liability as a result of any claim of copyright or otherintellectual property infringement.

Babeland� reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualifyany individual (and all of his or her entries) who tampers with theentry process. 

Void where prohibited.

QUESTIONS

For more information, please send an email to contest@babeland.com or call 800-658-9119.

Ready to submit? Send us your brilliant toy design, along with the entry application form.