Lisbeth Salander Look-alike Contest

She’s fierce. She’s ruthless. She’s cold-blooded. And we all want to be her. In celebration of the U.S. release of The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest on May 25th, we are hosting a Lisbeth Salander Look-alike Contest. Channel your inner Goth and dress up like Lisbeth.

It’s simple: Fill out the information below and then submit your photo[s] to our Lisbeth Salander Flickr pool and be entered for a chance to win a $250 (Two Hundred-Fifty US Dollars) gift card to IKEA.

First and Second Runner-ups will each win 1 (one) THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST t-shirt and 1 (one) THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST Swedish film DVD.

Beware her sting …or shall we say beware your sting?

See Lisbeth on the big screen in the film adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, in theaters now. The Girl Who Played With Fire comes to movie theaters July 2nd from Music Box Films, followed by The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest in October.

(Rules and Regulations below)



Lisbeth Salander Look-A-Like Contest
Sponsored by Alfred A. Knopf
A division of Random House, Inc. (“Random House”)

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Upload pictures of your photo dressed as Lisbeth Salander to our Flickr pool for a chance to win a gift card from Ikea for $250 (Two Hundred-Fifty US dollars). Two Runners-up will each win 1 (one) THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST t-shirt and 1 (one) THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST Swedish film DVD. The contest begins May 18, 2010, and final submissions are due by 11:59 pm (Eastern Daylight Time) on June 25, 2010. One Entry Per Person.

Contest is open to legal residents of the United States who are at least 18 years of age on May 18, 2010. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law. Employees of Random House Inc., and its parent companies, subsidiaries or affiliates, and their immediate families and persons living in their household are not eligible to enter this contest.

One (1) winner will receive one (1) IKEA gift card worth $250 (Two Hundred-Fifty Dollars US Dollars). Two (2) Runners-up will each receive 1 (one) THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST t-shirt and 1 (one) THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST Swedish film DVD worth $30 (Thirty dollars).

Winner will be chosen on or around June 28, 2010, from all eligible entries received by the Knopf Department within the Entry Deadline. Entries will be judged by the Knopf Marketing Department staff, whose decisions are final, and the prize will be awarded on the basis of originality, style, and creativity. The winner will be notified on or around June 28, 2010 by email, mail or telephone and may be required to sign and return affidavit(s) of eligibility and release of liability within 10 days of notification. A noncompliance within that time period or the return of any notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and the selection of an alternate winner. In the event of any other noncompliance with rules and conditions, prizes may be awarded to an alternate winner. Taxes, if any, are the winner’s sole responsibility. RANDOM HOUSE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SUBSTITUTE PRIZES OF EQUAL OR GREATER VALUE IF PRIZES, AS STATED ABOVE, BECOME UNAVAILABLE.

By participating, Winner agrees that Random House, Inc. and its parent company, assigns, subsidiaries or affiliates will have no liability whatsoever, and will be held harmless by Winner for any liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind to person, including death, and property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of the prize, or participation in this contest. Random House assumes no responsibility for any error; omission; interruption; deletion; defect; delay in operation or transmission; communications-line failure; or the theft destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entries. Random House is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines; computer online systems, servers, or providers; computer equipment or software; or failure of e-mail or entry on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to the participant’s or to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials from this Web site or contest. By entering the contest, participants are consenting to the use of their name and submitted photo for publicity and promotional purposes on behalf of Random House with no additional compensation or further permission (except where prohibited by law) and participants represent that they are the sole owner of the rights to the submitted photo and permit Random House to publish their photo in any and all formats or platforms with no additional compensation or further permission (except where prohibited by law) .

For the name of the winner (s), available after June 28, 2010, please send a stamped, self addressed envelope to: Lisbeth Salander Look-A-Like Contest, 1745 Broadway, Mail Drop 21-3, New York, NY 10019.
All disputes and questions regarding the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of any participant or the Sponsor, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than New York. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.