2015 ROCK CARNIVAL CONTEST ENTRY

GAMELOUD NATIONAL ROCK SPOTLIGHT:

To enter, all contestants must fill out a complete registration form online. An entry fee of $20.00 is required at time of registration for each contestant. Contestants must fill out their profile page, consisting of name, bio, social media links, photos, music uploads, and videos. Incomplete registrations or profiles may disqualify a contestant from the contest. By participating, each participant (and if eligible minors, their parents/legal guardians) agrees as follows:

THE CRUSADE LOCAL COMPETITION:

NJ/NY/PA BANDS – Each band will complete the FREE submission form to be entered into The Crusade. Each band will be sent to either GameChanger World in Howell, NJ or Crossroads in Garwood, NJ (chosen upon the artist’s location) for the first round of the contest. Each band must sell a minimum of 25 tickets to be able to compete in this competition. The winners from each venue will move on to the final round at the Union County Performing Arts Center, where the winners will perform at The Rock Carnival. By participating, each participant (and if eligible minors, their parents/legal guardians) agrees as follows:

NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT VOTING:

The voting process begins June 16, 2015 and continues until 11:59pm of August 31, 2015. Voting is limited to one vote per person per artist.

Votes appearing to be suspicious, and/or generated by a robotic, program, script, macro, other automated means or other source will not be considered valid. If an entrant receives irregular and/or fraudulent votes or nonstandard multiple votes from the same user or users, including but not limited to, votes generated by a robotic, programmed, script, macro, other automated means or other source, the contest reserves the right to disqualify the contestant in its sole discretion. In the event of two or more contestants have the same number of votes, a panel of judges will select the finalist(s) based on the judging criteria, listed above. Contestants agree that all decisions made by the judges relating to any and all issues related to this contest are final and binding.

At the conclusion of the voting period, on or about August 15, 2015, a panel of judges will select the 25 contestant submissions which received the most votes. The panel will then determine the grand prize winner. A total of one (1) grand prize winner shall be selected based on the judging criteria set forth below. If a contestant submission has an incomplete registration, the contestant submission will not be eligible as a finalist. The contest reserves at its sole discretion the right to choose an alternative qualifier in the event that that a qualifier has been disqualified or is deemed ineligible. ALL DECISIONS BY THE JUDGES WILL BE FINAL.

THE CRUSADE SCORING:

Contestants who make it into The Crusade Contest will be judged by a panel of industry professionals to determine the grand prizewinner. The 3rd song of your set MUST be a cover; the more it rocks, the better. Contestants will be scored based on the following categories:

  1. Musical Creativity (25%)
  2. Stage Presence (25%)
  3. Cover Song (15%)
  4. Overall Presentation (35%)

If any prizewinner is not available to participate, deemed ineligible or disqualified for any reason whatsoever as specified by the Contest rules, the prizewinner privileges will be forfeited entirely and an alternative qualifier and or prizewinner may be selected from among the eligible contestants.

PRIZES

One NATIONAL Grand Prize Winner will receive the following:

  1. The right to perform on the main stage at the 2015 Food Truck and Rock Carnival.
  2. $1,000.00 (One-Thousand Dollars)
  3. All-Access artist passes for The Rock Carnival.
  4. The Rock Carnival merchandise package.
  5. Weekend Festival Guest Pass for each band member.
  6. Special month long feature on “Gameloud”

One LOCAL Grand Prize Winner will receive the following:

  1. The right to perform on the main stage at the 2015 Food Truck and Rock Carnival.
  2. $500.00 (five hundred dollars)
  3. All-Access artist passes for The Rock Carnival.
  4. Rock Carnival merchandise package.
  5. Weekend Festival Guest Pass for each band member.

IF THE WINNER IS NOT AVAILABLE ON THE SPECIFIED DATES, WINNER WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND THE CONTEST RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE AN ALTERNATIVE GRAND PRIZE WINNER. WINNERS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY TAXES ON THEIR RESPECTIVE PRIZES.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

For all entries, the following rules apply:

  1. Contest should not include the use of indecent or obscene material or language.
  2. Content should not infringe or violate any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity, or other intellectual property, proprietary, or contractual right of a third party.
  3. No defamatory or libelous material or material which discloses private or personal matters concerning any person, without such person’s consent.
  4. No content or material that is illegal, contains nudity or is sexually explicit, or by law, obscene, profane or pornographic.
  5. No misrepresentation or disparaging remarks about the Contest or any of its sponsors, or other people, products or companies.
  6. No content which implies or portrays graphic violence excessive use of alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing), any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous.
  7. No content which is abusive or harassing towards any individual or group of individuals regarding race, sex, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or any legally protected classification. Specifically this includes, but is not limited to, epithets or slurs (such as the “N” word), threats, intimidations, or hostile acts.
  8. No content communicating messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which the Contest wishes to associate.
  9. Cannot depict, and cannot itself, be in violation of any law.
  10. Cannot contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other indicia identifying any person, living or dead, without permission.

The Company and sponsor reserve the right to reject any entry, in their sole discretion, based on the terms set forth herein as well as. The Company reserves the right to waive the Contest entry requirements set forth herein in its reasonable discretion.

PROMOTION

The NATIONAL/LOCAL competitions are the official battles for The Rock Carnival. This is the only way bands will be considered for The Rock Carnival. To help bands encourage voters, we strongly suggest and recommend the use of the official Crusade Contest Logo on all social media sites of each contestant.

BEHAVIOR NOTICE

The NATIONAL/LOCAL competitions reserve the right to disqualify any contestant for behavior that is deemed unacceptable of a contestant of these contests. Contestants may not offer or provide any type of incentives, either implied or otherwise in an attempt to gain or encourage votes. Any votes determined to be not legitimate will be forfeited and contestant, at the discretion of the contest, may be disqualified.

AUDIO / VIDEO RECORDING

The Crusade reserves the right to record artist performances, audio and video, for live streaming, archival, and future promotional use. No commercial sale of artist's recordings are permitted or intended to any third parties. In the event The Crusade would use such recordings for commercial release, then all parties must negotiate with the Artist in advance for such use.

BAND SPONSORSHIP

All artists agree to not post any sponsors or sponsorship materials on the contest pages.

IMAGING

The Crusade reserves the right to use any artists' imaging or music in all event merchandise and promotion. Artist images will all be equal in size. All Crusade sponsors will be able to use Artist's name and likeness in all Crusade promotions and on their websites.

DISCLAIMER

All contest applications are subject to review. The Crusade reserves the right to deny entry to any artist without notification. All entrants give The Crusade the permission to use their music, logo, and likeness for promotional purposes only.

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