OFFICIAL RULES NATIONAL COCONUT DAY RECIPE CONTEST – 2020
The National Coconut Day Recipe Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by the Coconut Coalition of the Americas, 18 Augusta Pines Dr., Suite 151 W-2, Spring, TX 77389 (“Sponsor”).
- One (1) FIRST PLACE PRIZE IN THE FOOD CATEGORY
- One (1) FIRST PLACE PRIZE IN THE BEVERAGE CATEGORY
- One (1) FIRST PLACE PRIZE IN THE TOPICAL CATEGORY
The Contest starts at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time on May 15, 2020 and eligible contestants may submit entries until 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time on June 26, 2020 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted after the Entry Period will be deemed ineligible to win. The Contest ends on June 26, 2020. The period between May 15, 2020, and June 26, 2020, is referred to in the Rules as the “Contest Period.”
The Contest is open only to individuals, eighteen (18) years or older at time of entry, who are legal residents of the United States, or otherwise where prohibited by law (the “Ineligible States”). Residents of Ineligible States and employees and members of the Coconut Coalition of the Americas, subsidiaries or agents, their immediate families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse and grandparents), and those domiciled with any of the foregoing are not eligible.
Visit the Contest web page on the CCA Website: coconutcoalition.org/national-coconut-day/contests/. Each entrant will be required to fill out the Entry Form and submit an original recipe (“Recipe”). The Recipe must:
- Include detailed, step-by-step preparation instructions
- List each ingredient in exact common U.S. household measurements and order of use in making the Recipe
- Indicate cooking times and number of servings
- Use at least one form of coconut in the recipe (i.e., coconut oil, coconut milk, coconut manna, coconut flakes, coconut milk, coconut water, coconut flour, coconut sugar)
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
An entrant must include an original photograph depicting the finished recipe (“Photo”). If a Recipe contains a brand name product or a trademark, Sponsor may remove the brand name or trademark from the Recipe prior to judging without notice to entrant. The Recipe must be an original recipe that was created by the person entering the Contest and cannot have previously won a contest or other promotion. Recipe must not have been previously published, must not be awaiting publication, nor may be submitted for publication consideration during the Contest Period.
HOW TO ENTER:
You may only enter electronically. All information provided by entrant must be complete, true and correct. Submissions to the Contest must be received by 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time on June 26, 2020, in order to be eligible; Recipes received after that date will be deemed ineligible to win. All submitted Recipes (including Photos) become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned; Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, inaccurate, incomplete, damaged, illegible, or misdirected entries. Each Recipe must be submitted on an individual basis (i.e., no team, joint, or corporate entries) and all components of the Recipe (including Photos) must be the original creation of the submitting participant. Only non-commercial work may be submitted. Recipes may not contain profanity, nudity, pornographic images, violent images, anti-competition messages, illegal material, or material that violates the rights of third parties. Recipes may not include confidential information, trade secrets, trademarks, or copyrighted material belonging to any person or entity other than the entrant absent a suitable license or permission agreement, proof of which is required. Recipes containing any forbidden matter or material otherwise deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Online entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry.
NATIONAL COCONUT DAY RECIPE CONTEST WINNER SELECTION: Consumer Voting on CoconutCoalition.org to Determine Winners in Each Category (Food, Beverage, Topical).
Recipe submissions will be posted on CoconutCoalition.org for voting in each category. Votes are cast by liking the photo. You may only vote once per category per IP address. A consumer should only vote for one Recipe in each Recipe Group during each Voting Period; however, the recipe with the most votes, regardless of duplicative voting (voting for both recipes), will be deemed the winner. Entrants are prohibited from obtaining votes by any fraudulent or inappropriate means, including, without limitation, paying for votes; offering sweepstakes/contest entries, prizes or inducements; agreeing to exchange votes with another person; offering any consideration or incentive of any kind whatsoever to persons in exchange for votes; or other means, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Any attempt by a semifinalist, his/her family or friends, or any other individual to obtain votes using any mechanism that violates these Official Rules, or any other kind of fraudulent or inappropriate mechanism, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, shall give Sponsor the right to void the votes in question and/or disqualify the semifinalist in its sole discretion. Votes must be entered manually through the entry form on CoconutCoalition.org. Votes generated by script, macro, bot, or other automated means or which subvert or impair the integrity of the voting process will be void, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Voting must be completed by the actual person casting the vote. A person may not vote on behalf of another person. In the event of a tie, judges from the Coconut Coalition of the Americas will select the winner.
All winners will be notified of final prize(s) on or about July 1, 2020. By entering, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and that the decisions of the judges are final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right not to select any winning submissions based upon the quality or content of submissions. Potential winners may be required to sign and return a sworn Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release. If required documentation is not returned within seven (7) business days of notification, or if notification is returned as undeliverable, any prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected.
Prizes will be awarded within thirty (30) days after winner verification. No prize substitution or transfer is permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value, for any reason. Sponsor is required by law to report prize values to taxing authorities; all taxes and any other incidental expenses on prizes are the sole responsibility of each winner.
GENERAL RULES & LIMITATIONS:
By entering a Recipe with a Photo, you represent that: (i) your Recipe and Photo are your own original works; and (ii) you own or have the rights to convey any and all right and title in any material submitted as part of your entry into the Contest. By entering, you grant to Sponsor a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to edit, publish, promote, republish at any time in the future and otherwise use your Recipe and Photo along with your name and likeness, in any and all media for any purpose, without further permission, notice or compensation (except where prohibited by law). By participating in the Contest, you agree to release Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, directors, officers, and agents from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, possession, use, or misuse of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures, or other errors or problems which may occur in connection with the Contest, whether computer, network, technical, mechanical, typographical, printing, human or otherwise, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of entries, the announcement of the prizes, in any Contest-related materials, or that may limit prize fulfillment or a participant’s ability to enter the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules and to disqualify permanently from the Contest any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules.
For the names of prize winners, send a self-addressed, stamped No. 10 envelope to Coconut Coalition of the Americas, 18 Augusta Pines Dr. Suite 151 W-2, Spring, TX 77389. All requests for the winners’ list must be received by August 1, 2020.