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Contest Rules

Find out what you can and can't do for the "Show Your Pride" contest.

Patch shall have the right to disqualify any entries that they deem to be obscene, vulgar, sexually explicit, lewd, derogatory, inappropriate, or otherwise not in good taste, as determined by Patch in its discretion. Submissions must be 100 percent your original work, that is, portraits or other photographs of your child(ren) taken by a professional photographer unrelated to you, where the photographer retains ownership of the photographs, are specifically prohibited from entry unless you have written permission from the photographer.  Submissions must not contain any third party material or content (including but not limited to likenesses, photographs, film or video clips, music, or any other copyrighted content) for which you have not been granted specific written permission for this use by rights holder. You grant to Patch and its designees the irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, edit, market, store, distribute, have distributed, publicly and privately display, communicate, publicly and privately perform, transmit, have transmitted, create derivative works based upon, and promote your image, biographic information, and comments, or, as applicable, your child’s or childrens’ image(s), biographic information, and comments (collectively, the "Submission") in connection with the Contest and such other products or services as Patch may designate in any medium now known or hereafter devised for editorial, commercial, promotional and/or any other purpose. In addition, Patch shall have the right to reproduce and distribute your/your child’s name, images, likenesses, photographs, voices, biographical materials, and Submission for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in broadcast, print and or other media as Patch may determine in their sole discretion. You retain ownership of all right, title, and interest in and to your Submission. You agree that  Patch owns all right, title, and interest in any compilation, collective work, or other derivative work created by Patch using or incorporating your Submission. You hereby grant to Patch the right to edit any of your Submission, in whole or in part. In addition, you hereby grant to Patch and their designees the right to use any edited Submission, or parts of a Submission, without your approval and waive any right to inspect or approve uses of the Submission prior to or following publication and any right to compensation for the Submission.  All elements of your Submission must be your original work and must be owned by you, and you must have the right to grant any and all necessary rights and licenses, including without limitation, all necessary copyright and other related rights to all of the materials, free and clear of all claims and encumbrances without violating the rights of any person or entity, including any right to privacy or publicity.  By submitting your Submission, you agree to release and hold harmless Patch and its officers, directors, employees, and agents from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of your Submission or your participation in any phase of this Contest.  By submitting your Submission, you further warrant and represent that: (i) you have permission to show all individuals seen in the Submission; and (ii) if applicable, are the parent or guardian of any minor child(ren) seen in the Submission; or (ii) if applicable, have obtained written consent from the parent or guardian of such minor child(ren) to include the minor children in the Submission and to grant to Patch all rights granted herein, and will be able to provide these permissions to Patch upon Patch's written request. 

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