August 20, 2017

2INSPIRE 2013 Talent Contest!

 

2iNSPIRE Talent Contest Rules

(Postponed to a later date)

Sponsored by Leon S.I.N.G. Children’s Foundation, Findlay Toyota

and Richard A. Susie & Associates

CONTEST OBJECTIVE – The main goal of S.I.N.G. is to inspire people and bring hope and encouragement to others. This is the main reason why we have the 2inspire Talent Contest. The judges will look not just for talent but for the content of your presentation and audience participation. They will base their decision on your Vocal Ability, Stage Presence and Overall Performance. Profanities, sexual innuendos, or distasteful presentation will be grounds for automatic disqualification. However, if you chose a popular song which has offensive lyrics but were able to change them to reflect a more constructive theme, it would be considered a PLUS to the judges.

By entering this Contest, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Any violation of these rules may result in disqualification. ALL DECISIONS OF THE JUDGES REGARDING THIS CONTEST ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL RESPECTS.

1. ELIGIBILITY – Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who are 8-18 years of age. Contest void outside the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and where prohibited.

2. PRIZE DESCRIPTIONS:

    • $1000 will be divided among the winners ($500 -1ST prize, $300 -2nd,  $200 – 3rd)
    • Winners will have a chance to perform with Mr. Leon at local or national venues
    •  The 1st prize winner will have a chance to sing a song on a CD that Mr. Leon will produce.  (CD and variety show selection is at the sole discretion of the Sponsor)

3. HOW TO ENTER. Visit www.mrleon.org and follow the instructions to complete and submit the entry form. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. All entrant information, including e-mail address, is subject to the respective Privacy Policy of the applicable Sponsor.

4. REGISTRATION FEE – There will an entry fee of $25 per act. Registration Form Click Here

    • All entries must be accompanied by a completed registration form and all necessary location, material and talent release forms. Each entrant agrees not to submit any entry that infringes any third party proprietary rights, intellectual property rights, industrial property rights, personal or moral rights or any other rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or confidentiality obligations, or otherwise violates applicable U.S. law.
    • The contest sponsors are not responsible for lost, late or misdirected mail, printing errors, server unavailability, or computer or any other electronic or telecommunications malfunction.
    • All entries received that are mutilated, tampered with, illegible, or from ineligible entrants will be void.
    • All entries become the property of the contest sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned.

5. DATES OF AUDITION – Audition dates are February 9, 2013, March 2, 2013, April 6, 2013 with the Contest Finale on May 4th, 2013.  If for any reason, we have more contestants than anticipated, we will extend the audition period and change the date of the finals to June 1, 2013. Auditions will be held at 1 pm at Findlay Toyota, 7733 Eastgate Road, Henderson, NV 89011.

6. SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION.  Three (3) semi-finalists will be selected at the end of each audition. The remaining contestants who did not win will have a chance to compete again the next month for half the fee ($12.50). At the end of the audition period, the semi-finalists will compete and three (3) finalists will be chosen to vie for the first prize.

7. CRITERIA – Winners will be judged according to three different criteria: Stage Presence, Vocal Ability and Overall Performance.

8. MAIN EVENT – The main event will be held in Las Vegas Nevada on May 4 or June 1, 2013 depending on the number of contestants. Each finalist will be given up to 3 minutes to perform. The winners will be announced after all the participants have performed.

9. FFCA – Friends and Family Choice Awards – as part of our goal to teach kids how to market themselves, to create EXTRA EXCITEMENT to our contest and to help SING with all our children’s projects, we have added a category called Family and Friends Choice Awards where each contestant could ask their friends and relatives to vote for them.

Each vote is worth a dollar, so if a relative wants to cast 50 votes, it’ll be $50, 100 votes – $100. Votes can be made by going to www.mrleon.org/ffca and clicking on the picture of the contestant of their choice and following instructions. Votes can be paid by credit card, PayPal, checks or cash.

Each contestant will get 10% of their total votes.

Ex: If Mary has 100 votes, she will make $10, if she has 200 votes, she will make $20. This will teach the kids to market themselves.

The rest of the money will go into a pool—-60% will go to SING and 40% will be divided between 3 winners (the ones who have the most votes) who will get 20%, 12% and 8%, respectively. So, if the total pool was $5000, the first prize winner will get an extra $1000, 2nd – $600 and 3rd – $400. (Proceeds that go to SING will be used for other projects and to sponsor qualified but financially challenged kids.)

Each participant will be asked to send a picture a short bio and a link (YouTube or others) to a previous performance if any. Then, we will have a Vote Now! Button and the process from there is self explanatory. They can vote once or 5 times or 100 times all at once. We suggest a minimum of 5 votes to avoid extra transaction fees from PayPal J

For more info, go to www.mrleon.org/ffca. The contestants can even invite their Facebook friends or other social media friends to vote!

SING’s Directors and Staff will also promote the contest to our social media friends.

This will be an added treat to the finals and will keep the kids engaged with the ShowBiz Industry.

10. CONSENT AND RELEASE. By entering the Contest, each entrant releases and discharges the Sponsor, Leon S.I.N.G. Children’s Foundation, Findlay Toyota, and any other party associated with the development or administration of this Contest, their parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, “Sponsor Entities”), from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with this Contest, including without limitation legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demands or actions of any kind (including without limitation personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction or property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light) (collectively, “Claims”). Except where prohibited: (i) acceptance of a prize constitutes the consent of any winner, without further compensation, to use the name and likeness of such winner for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes by the Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor; (ii) acceptance of a prize constitutes a release by any winner of the Sponsor Entities of any and all Claims in connection with the administration of this Contest and the use, misuse, or possession of any prize; (iii) any potential winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility (including social security number) and a liability/publicity release; (iv) if prize involves travel or activities, any potential winner and travel companion (if applicable) may be required to execute releases of the Sponsor from any and all liability with respect to participation in such travel/activities and/or use of the prize; and (v) each entrant consents to Sponsor’s providing entrant’s name and email address to third parties partnering with Sponsor in the Contest so that entrant may be contacted by such third party. Affidavits and releases must be returned within ten (10) days from the date that Sponsor first tries to notify the potential winner.

11. DISCLAIMERS. (i) Entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at Sponsor’s servers or elsewhere, will not be eligible. In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access Provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institute) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. (ii) Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the web site. Use of bots or other automated process to enter is prohibited and may result in disqualification at the sole discretion of Sponsor. (iii) Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Promotion if it is not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical failures of any sort. (iv)Sponsor Entities are not responsible for errors in the administration or fulfillment of this contest, including without limitation mechanical, human, printing, distribution or production errors, and may modify or cancel this Contest based upon such error at its sole discretion without liability. (v) SPONSOR ENTITIES MAKE NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR GUARANTEES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, AS REGARDS THIS CONTEST OR THE MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING ANY PRIZE OR ANY COMPONENT OF ANY PRIZE. (vi) CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

12. APPLICABLE LAWS AND JURISDICTION. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of Nevada. All disputes arising out of or connected with this Contest will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by a state or federal court located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of Nevada and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of Nevada. All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this Contest and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.

13. WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND AGREEMENT TO INDEMNIFY  – By submitting any audio or video entry, each entrant, its, his, her or their heirs, successors and assigns (“entrant”) thereby releases, forever discharges and covenants not to make a claim against or sue 2INSPIRE Talent Contest, its sponsors and their parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, licensees, employees, officers, directors, representatives, successors and assigns, of and from all manner of action or actions, cause or causes of action, at law or in equity, suits, claims, demands, liability, loss, cost or expense, of any nature whatsoever, known or unknown, fixed or contingent, which entrant may have or hereafter have against the Contest by reason of any injuries or damages entrant may sustain, whether to entrant’s person, property, reputation, or otherwise, as a result of, incident to, or related in any way to the entry, the contest, or the use, incorporation or exploitation of the entry for any purpose described herein. Entrant waives and foregoes the right to seek injunctive relief against anyone relating in any way to the entry, the contest, or the use, incorporation, or exploitation of the materials for any purpose described herein. Entrant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Talent Contest from and against any liabilities, losses, claims, demands, costs (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees) and expenses arising in connection with any breach or alleged breach by me of any representation made in the entry or by virtue of submitting the entry.

14. AGREEMENT TO MAINTIAN CONFIDENTIALITY/NON-DISCLOSURE:  All family members will maintain the confidentiality of all our contestants, judges, volunteers etc… and agree not to disclose, imitate or duplicate the concept of the Leon S.I.N.G. Children’s Foundation of their mentoring program, the contest, and other programs designed by the staff of Leon S.I.N.G. Children’s Foundation.  Failure to maintain said agreement may give cause to Leon S.I.N.G. Children’s Foundation to take legal action.

15. WINNER LIST. The winners of 2INSPIRE Talent contest will be posted on our website, www.mrleon.org after the finals.

16. SPONSORSHIP. This Contest is sponsored by Leon S.I.N.G. Children’s Foundation, Findlay Toyota and Richard A. Susie & Associates

GO BACK TO www.mrleon.org TO ENTER THE CONTEST

 

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