#ForwardFaces Los Angeles Trip Video Submission Giveaway Rules Presented by the Forward Party

Please read these rules (the “Official Rules”) before entering the #ForwardFaces Los Angeles Trip Video Submission Giveaway (the “Promotion”).  By participating in the Promotion you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements described below.  Failure to comply with the Official Rules may result in disqualification.

Eligibility: The Forward Party invites all legal residents of the United States who are at least 18 years of age during entry to participate in the Promotion. However, employees under the Forward Party umbrella—including its affiliates, subsidiaries, and those from including its affiliates, subsidiaries, and those from advertising agencies, marketing firms, contest sponsors, and any other entities directly involved in the conceptualization, promotion, or execution of this giveaway—along with their immediate families and individuals residing in the same household, are not eligible. By entering the Promotion, you hereby represent and warrant that all equipment, materials, and facilities used to enter the Promotion are not owned by any foreign national, national bank, or federal government contractor.

Adherence to the Guidelines: As a contestant, your participation signals your acceptance of these guidelines. You must also confirm that you satisfy all eligibility prerequisites. The Forward Party’s decisions regarding this giveaway are both definitive and binding.

Promotion Period: The window for entry commences at 10:00 AM EST on Friday, August 25, 2023. and concludes on Friday, September 1, 2023 @ 11:59 PM ET (the “Promotion Period”). Any submission received before or after this will not be eligible to win the Prize.

How to Enter: Participants may enter by posting a direct-to-camera selfie video speaking to the prompt “Why I am Forward” on X, Facebook, or Instagram with the hashtag #ForwardFaces during the Promotion Period. The video must be 30–60 seconds long. All entrants and entries are subject to verification by the Forward Party. Forward Party may request information from entrants, including but not limited to, personal contact information and information needed to verify eligibility. Failure to submit information requested by the Forward Party may result in disqualification, and the Forward Party reserves the right to use any personal information submitted by entrants. Only one entry per person is permitted.  Entrants agree not to upload, post or transmit any materials that contain any computer viruses, Easter eggs, worms, Trojan Horses, or other harmful component or programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept, or expropriate any system, data, or personal information. Entrants also agree to not upload or provide any content which is defamatory, threatening, obscene, racist, or unlawful. Entrants who violate these Official Rules, violate any law, rule, or regulation in connection with participation in the Promotion, tamper with the operation of the Promotion, or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to the Forward Party, the Promotion, or any other entrant (in each case as determined in the Forward Party’s sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from entry into the Promotion and receipt of the Prize.  

Winner Determination and Communication: The Forward Party will, in its sole discretion, choose two winners from all eligible submissions on September 1, 2023. The winner will receive a direct message from the Forward Party through the service through which they submitted on September 4, 2023. The winners have until Friday, September 8, 2023 @ 11:59 PM ET to respond to the direct message and provide any additional information requested by the Forward Party in order to maintain eligibility for the Prize. Missing notifications due to filters, such as spam or other settings, will not be the Forward Party’s responsibility. In the event that a potential winner does not respond to the direct message from the Forward Party or the potential winner is otherwise disqualified, the Forward Party may select an additional potential winner from the remaining entries. The Forward Party may, in its sole discretion, use publicly available sources to review the background of each potential winner, and the Forward Party reserves the right to disqualify any potential winner from receiving the Prize based on such background review.

Prize: Two winners will receive travel within the United States, a hotel stay, and attendance to the American Democracy Summit held in Los Angeles, California from September 27 to 29, 2023 (the “Prize”). The Forward Party will exclusively determine the Prize's details and make travel and hotel arrangements at its sole discretion. Cash replacements or other alternatives are not available.  The approximate retail value of the Prize is $2,000.

All prizes will be awarded. The Prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternative winner if the winner does not provide information requested by the Forward Party or if the winner is not able to travel to the American Democracy Summit. The Prize is not transferable. No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of the Prize or any portion thereof will be permitted, except that the Forward Party reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for the Prize. 

Granted Rights: Except where prohibited by law, by entering the Promotion, you  agree that you have all rights in the content contained in your submission, and you grant the Forward Party and its affiliates any and all rights in the submitted content, including the right to edit or transform it. You also grant the Forward Party and its affiliates a perpetual license to use your submission, name, voice, and other attributes for promotional activities across all media formats without any additional approvals or payments. All submissions become the property of the Forward Party. The Forward Party may use any personal information that entrants provide to enter the Promotion to conduct the Promotion and to contact the potential winner(s).

Release: By entering the Promotion, you release and agree to hold harmless the Forward Party and its affiliates and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents from and against any claim or cause of action, including but not limited to, personal injury, death, damage to or loss of property, or damages of any other kind arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt or use of the Prize. The Prize is awarded “AS IS” and without any warranty of any kind, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). 

No Endorsement: This event is a Forward Party initiative and is not associated, endorsed, or managed by X or any other social media organization. 

Winner List; Rules Request: For a copy of the list of individuals awarded the Prize or a copy of these Official Rules, send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope to the Forward Party at the following address, Attn: Forward Party Promotions: 1701 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, United States.

Taxes.  All federal, state, and local taxes associated with the receipt or use of the Prize are the sole responsibility of the winner and not the Forward Party. 

Miscellaneous.  The Promotion and these Official Rules are governed by the laws of the state of Delaware without regard to its choice of law provisions. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Forward Party, which are final and binding in all respects. Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced only to the extent permitted, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect. 

The Forward Party reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, in its sole discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Promotion or any entrant or winner’s participation in the Promotion should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes beyond the Forward Party’s control affect the Promotion.

Contact Information.  If you have any questions about these Official Rules or the Promotion, please email [email protected] or send written questions, Attn: Forward Party Promotions, to: 1701 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, United States.