The Smitten Kitchen Photo Contest Rules & Regulations


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Upload an image of your submission to the Smitten Kitchen Contest tab. The contest begins October 30, 2012, and final submissions are due by 11:59 pm (Eastern Daylight Time) on January 7, 2013. A finalist group consisting of the five submissions with the highest number of votes will be judged by the marketing department at Alfred A. Knopf Books. A winner will be selected on January 7, 2013.

Contest is open to legal residents of the United States who are at least 18 years of age on October 30, 2012. 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 win this contest.

One (1) grand prize winner will receive one (1) Williams-Sonoma Goldtouch® Nonstick 3-Piece Cookie Bakeware Set. Approximate retail value of grand prize is $75. Two (2) runners-up will receive one (1) 8×10″ print of a photo from Deb Perelman’s food photo gallery on SmugMug. Approximate retail value of runners-up prize is $9. THE WINNERS will be randomly selected.

Winner will be chosen on or around January 7, 2013. The finalist submissions 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 January 7, 2013 by email 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 submissions for publicity and promotional purposes on behalf of Random House with no additional compensation or further permission (except where prohibited by law).

For the name of the winner, available after January 7, 2013, please send a stamped, self addressed envelope to: The Smitten Kitchen Photo Contest, 1745 Broadway, Mail Drop 13-1, 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.