2015 Official Contest Rules and Regulations

No purchase necessary.

This contest is open to all residents of the Ottawa Valley and Gatineau area.     

Please read these official rules in their entirety before entering the contest.  You are not eligible to enter the contest unless you agree to these official rules.  Participation in the contest constitutes full and unconditional agreement and acceptance of these official rules, which are final on all matters relating to the contest.

Howard Fine Jewellers, their employees, contest partners, agents and assigns shall not be held responsible for any costs, losses, damages or expenses arising by reason of accident, negligence, printing, administrative, or other errors that may arise or occur in connection with the contest.  Howard Fine Jewellers reserves the right to modify, amend, suspend or terminate this contest, without prior notice, with no obligation or liability. 


Contest Duration:
The contest starts on Friday March 6th at 8am ET and ends on Thursday April 2nd at 12:00pm ET  (the contest Period)


No purchase is necessary to enter
Contest is open to all residents of the Ottawa Valley and Gatineau area, contestants who are under 18 years of age must have parental consent.

To be eligible to participate in this contest, each entrant must:

*submit at least (2) photographs taken in the last 3 months.  See provided sample shots for clarification.  
*give permission to Howard Fine Jewellers and Models International Management to use their images
*agree to provide supplementary photos if required to Howard Fine Jewellers and Models International Management
*agree that if they progress to the semi finalist and finalist stages of the contest that they agree to be available for all dates pertaining to the search including:
- a top 20 polaroid shoot on Thursday March 19 at Models International Management (359 Bank St. Ottawa)
- a workshop on Tuesday March 24th from 5:00-7:00pm at Models International Management.
-the two (2) shoot dates Sunday September 20th/ rain date Monday September 21st 

Entries meeting these criteria will be included in the Howard Jewellers Model Search 2015.  Applicants not meeting these criteria will be disqualified. 


How to Enter:
During the contest period, valid contest entries will be accepted via the website www.howard.ca
A person entering the contest must fill out the application form in its entirety on www.howard.ca, must submit at least 2 photos and agree to the official contest rules and regulations on www.howard.ca
Entries generated by any means which subvert these official contest rules are void.  All entries, including photos, become the sole property of Howard Fine Jewellers in its sole and absolute discretion (except as prohibited by applicable law and per the terms of these official contest rules) and will not be returned. 

Photos will be screened for appropriateness before being considered for voting.  Photos that are inappropriate in nature will be void.  Appropriateness of the photos is at the sole and exclusive discretion of Howard Fine Jewellers.  Only one entry per applicant will be accepted. 

Howard Fine Jewellers is not responsible for technical problems with digital photos or uploading photos.  If photos submitted cannot be viewed or any submitted photos do not satisfy the contest requirements, such entries will be disqualified.

No responsibility is assumed by Howard Fine Jewellers, their respective employees, agents and assigns, for any disruption to computer on line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software or failure of any entry to be received because of technical problems on the internet or at any website, or any combination of thereof, as well as lost, misdirected, or late entries which for any reason are not received or which are illegible, incomplete or irregular in any way. 


All entries become the property of Howard Fine Jewellers. By entering this contest entrants indicate their consent to their personal information being stored, used and processed.  The declared TOP 20, TOP 4 and Winner's information including their name, will be shared as required for the contest. 

How semi finalists, finalists and winner will be selected:


Semi Finalists:
The top 20 semi finalists will be selected by a designated panel of judges. They will consist of 10 male semi finalists and 10 female semi finalists. The top 20 semi finalists will be announced on www.howard.ca on Friday March 20th at 10:00am ET.  The top 20 semi finalists will be entered into the portion of the contest where the public will then vote for their favourite models on www.howard.ca.  The public will be able to vote for their favourite model within the time frame of Friday March 20th at 10:00am and Wednesday April 1st at 11:59pm.  The top 4 models with the most votes (top 2 male finalists and top 2 female finalists) will be announced on www.howard.ca Friday April 3rd at 9:00am ET.


Top 4 Finalists:
The top 4 finalists will participate in an all day photo shoot on Sunday September 20th and possibly in a second all day shoot on Monday September 21th.  In the event that any of the top 4 finalists are not available for the 
shoot(s) they will be disqualified and the model with the next amount of votes will take their place as one of the top 4 finalists.


The winners of Howard Jewellers Model Search 2015 will be the model with the best shots from the top 4 finalist shoot in their category. One female and one male finalist will be chosen as the winners. The best shots from the shoot will be determined by the owner of Howard Fine Jewellers and the director of Models  International Management and will be the shots used in the 2015 Campaign.  The winners from the top 4 finalists will be announced on October 15th, the official first day of the Howard Jewellers F/W 2015 campaign.


Grand Prize Description:
* Female prize - Hollywood style 18k yellow gold and diamond drop earrings.
*Male prize- Sterling silver Tacori tie clip and cufflink set
*Modelling contract with Models International Management
*Featured as the model in the Howard Fine Jewellers  Fall/Winter 2015 campaign 


General Rules
By participating in this contest, contestants agree to comply with these official contest rules and regulations and with the decisions of the judges and the public voting format which are irrevocable and shall be legally binding in all instances.

By entering this contest and submitting your information, you agree that you have read and understand the contest rules.

By participating in this contest, the potential top 20, top 4 and winner agree to sign a declaration and release form in the manner prescribed herein, releasing Howard Fine Jewellers, their affiliates, respective advertising and promotional agencies from any liability in connection with the contest or the prizes awarded.

By participating in this contest, all eligible entrants and qualified winners also agree to the use of their submitted entry information including name, address, and photos for publicity purposes relating exclusively to this contest without additional compensation.

By participating in this contest, all entrants grant Howard Fine Jewellers, non-exclusive, unrestricted, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable,assignable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, translate, license and display the submitted entry information, images (in whole or in part)and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, without the entrant's prior approval and all entrants further waive copyright that they may have in the submitted entry information.  In addition, by submitting an entry in this contest, each entrant represents and warrants that they own and control all rights in and to the submitted entry information and that each entrant has the right to grant the foregoing rights to Howard Fine Jewellers.

This contest and the terms and conditions contained in these official contest rules and regulations, shall be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein.


Rights Reserved:
Howard Fine Jewellers reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend this contest should fraud, virus, bugs, or other causes beyond the control of Howard Fine Jewellers corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the contest.  With respect to computer entries, Howard Fine Jewellers is not responsible for computer system, phone line,  hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors, failures or delays in computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature.  Howard Fine Jewellers reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process.
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