Contest

NEW FACES IN FASHION 2021
OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

  1. Eligibility. The New Faces in Fashion 2021 (the “Contest”) is open to (i) graduating students or students who are from the most recent graduating class at select United States fashion schools (as selected in Sponsor’s sole discretion; (ii) who are nominated by such schools’ administration; (iii) are at least 18 years old at the time of entry; and (iv) have proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Employees of RunwayMuse, LLC (“Sponsor”) and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, public relations agencies, prize suppliers, including any vendors providing services in connection with this Contest (collectively, the “Sponsor Affiliates”), and employees, agents, directors, officers (including members of their immediate family – i.e., spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren – or those living in the same household) of Sponsor or any Sponsor Affiliates are not eligible to participate in the Contest. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. Persons belonging to or affiliated with a professional acting, theater, or film-making organization, such as SAG or AFTRA, are not allowed to compete in the Contest or participate in any entry. Professional actors and filmmakers, whether full-time or part-time, are allowed to compete so long as they do not belong to any professional organizations connected with the entertainment industry that would cause Sponsor to pay the entrant or any other person a fee or any other benefit for taking part in any Contest event. Amended 1/2022
  2. How to Enter. During December 2021, select fashion schools (determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion) will be contacted to nominate an eligible graduating fashion design student to compete in Sponsor’s “New Faces in Fashion” show during the February 2022 New York Fashion Week (the “Show”) in New York City.

Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, Sponsor will confirm the nominated student’s participation in the Show before December 17, 2021.

The Show will be held at Sony Hall in Times Square on February 10, 2022 at or about 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”).

To compete in the Show, nominated participants must prepare two (2) original looks (the “Entry”):

  1. Day Athleisure-Streetwear
  2. Nightlife – Living on the Edge

Nominated participants may bring their own models for the Show, or Sponsor will provide models.

NOTE: EACH NOMINATED PARTICIPANT FOR THE SHOW IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL TRAVEL, ACCOMMODATIONS, COSTS AND EXPENSES TO COMPETE IN THE SHOW. In connection with any visit to an event venue, please be advised that event venue’s policies, government guidelines, and the recommendations of health officials must be followed (including, without limitation, proof of vaccination or negative COVID test(s)). In addition, you should be aware of and comply with government guidelines regarding travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines before visiting any destination. Please note that any public location where people are present provides an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19, and Sponsor cannot guarantee that any person will not be exposed during a visit.

REQUIRED REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES: By entering, you represent and warrant with regard to your Entry that (1) it is suitable for a general audience; (2) does not contain any sexually explicit, disparaging, libelous or other inappropriate content (all as determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor); (3) does not contain any commercial content that promotes any product(s) or service(s) other than Sponsor; (4) complies with all of Sponsor’s, as applicable, requirements and terms regarding the use of their services; and (5) is your own original work and does not contain any trademarks, copyrighted works, Persona (as defined below), or other intellectual property (other than works and intellectual property that you own, or for which you have obtained royalty-free rights and permissions for Sponsor to use in connection with this Contest) (collectively, “Authorized Assets”).  Any elements appearing in your Entry must be entirely original, created by you, be in the public domain, or be an Authorized Asset. Use of any materials that are not original to you, not in the public domain, or that are not an Authorized Asset may result in disqualification. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry that violates the foregoing restrictions, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to not consider any Entry for the Contest if it believes the Entry violates or potentially violates any of the foregoing requirements or otherwise fails to comply with any provision of these Official Rules. You agree to reimburse Sponsor in full in respect of any losses, damages, and expenses, including reasonable legal fees (including, where permitted, reasonable attorney fees) that it may sustain from the breach of a representation or warranty made by you or the use of any rights granted by you to Sponsor hereunder.

  1. License to your Entry. By entering, you will and hereby do grant to Sponsor a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sub-licensable, freely assignable license to reproduce your Entry and to otherwise use, exploit, copy, modify, adapt, edit, publish and display the Entry in any form, manner, venue, media or technology now known or later developed for any and all purposes, including, without limitation, for purposes of commercial or trade purposes, advertising, and promotion as Sponsor and its licensees or assignees determine, without further compensation, notification, or permission. Further, by entering, you hereby waive any moral rights you may have in any Entry in favor of the Sponsor. For the avoidance of doubt, Sponsor acknowledges that you own all right, title, and interest in your Entry.
  2. Publicity Rights License. By submitting your Entry you also grant to Sponsor the worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully sub-licensable, and freely transferable right, but not the obligation, to use any and all names, identities, titles, likenesses, distinctive appearances, physical likenesses, images, portraits, pictures, photographs (whether still or moving), screen personas, voices, vocal styles, statements, gestures, mannerisms, personalities, performance characteristics, biographical data, signatures, and any other indicia or imitations of identity or likeness listed, provided, referenced, or otherwise contained in the Entry and/or captured as part of your participation in the Contest or during any Fashion Week event(s) (all attributes, collectively, per person, a “Persona”) for purposes of advertising and trade, in any format, medium, or technology now known or later developed without further notice, approval, or compensation, unless prohibited by law.
  3. Winner Selection: On or about February 10, 2022, during the Show, a panel of qualified judges selected in Sponsor’s sole discretion (the “Judging Panel”) will select the top three (3) competitors from among all the eligible competitors.

The Judging Panel will judge the Entries based on the following criteria (“Judging Criteria”), weighted as follows: (a) creativity (25%); (b) attention to detail (25%); (c) overall presentation (25%); and (d) readiness for retail (25%).

The selected winners are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these rules. Limit one (1) prize per person and per household. The selected winners are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules

  1. Prize Description. Upon verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the winners will receive the following prizes:

First Place

Production of a 20-piece line

Chance to participate in Runway 7 Fashion’s runway show for September 2022 New York Fashion Week

E-commerce store on the SohoMuse Marketplace to feature their line

Approximate fair market value (“FMV”): $32,500

First Runner-Up

Production of a 15-piece line

Chance to participate in Runway 7 Fashion’s runway show for September 2022 New York Fashion Week

E-commerce store on the SohoMuse Marketplace to feature their line

FMV: $25,000

Second Runner-Up

Production of a 10-piece line

Chance to participate in Runway 7 Fashion’s runway show for September 2022 New York Fashion Week

E-commerce store on the SohoMuse Marketplace to feature their line

FMV: $17,000

NO TRAVEL OR ACCOMMODATIONS WILL BE PROVIDED AS PART OF ANY PRIZE.

NOTE: Sponsor reserves the right to decline to produce products made from certain textiles (including, but not limited to, genuine leather, silk, sequins, true denim, embellishments, crystals, or patches). While there are limitations, Sponsor’s product development team endeavors to work with the potential winners to achieve the desired looks for the produced lines.

All prizes are awarded “AS IS.” Sponsor does not make or offer any warranty or guarantee, either express or implied (including, without limitation, quality, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose) in connection with this Contest or any prize. Prize details and availability are subject to change, in which case a prize of equal value may be substituted at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Prizes consist only of the items listed, are non-transferable, with no cash redemption or substitution except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor will determine all prize details in its sole discretion.

A winner may waive the right to receive a prize. Prizes are non-assignable and nontransferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. No substitutions are allowed by the winner. Prizes and individual components of prize packages are subject to availability. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes or components of prize packages with a prize or component of equal or greater value. Winner is solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on a prize. Winner may be required to provide his/her valid Social Security Number to Sponsor for tax purposes and/or complete an IRS W-9 form in order to claim a prize. Winners are solely responsible for all federal, state and local taxes on prize value and, as applicable, will be issued an IRS Form 1099 or other applicable IRS Form based on the prize value determined by Sponsor. Prizing may be subject to additional IRS withholding. Prizes not won and claimed by eligible winners in accordance with these Official Rules and any other applicable rules will not be awarded and will remain the property of Sponsor.

No refund or compensation will be paid in the event of the cancellation or delay of any Fashion Week event(s). Sponsor will not be liable if the Fashion Week event(s), or any portion of them, are cancelled or delayed, or if Sponsor is unable to produce such events. Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, attempt to reschedule for a future event. Winners are prohibited from selling or re-selling any prize. Any such sale is deemed a breach of this contract and may subject winner to legal action and disqualification from participating in future promotions. Event tickets are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. The terms and conditions of the Event tickets may govern if the Event is cancelled due to weather, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason. Sponsor is not responsible for, and will not replace, lost, mutilated, or stolen Event tickets, vouchers, or certificates. Exact details, including seat locations, shall be determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor. In connection with any visit to an event venue, please be advised that event venue’s policies, government guidelines, and the recommendations of health officials must be followed (including, without limitation, proof of vaccination or negative COVID test(s)). In addition, you should be aware of and comply with government guidelines regarding travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines before visiting any destination. Please note that any public location where people are present provides an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19, and Sponsor cannot guarantee that any person will not be exposed during a visit.

  1. Winner Notification and Acceptance. Sponsor will determine and notify the winning participants at the end of the February 2022 Show.

A PARTICIPANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE UNLESS AND UNTIL SPONSOR HAS VERIFIED ELIGIBILITY AND THE WINNER’S COMPLIANCE WITH THESE AND ANY OTHER APPLICABLE RULES.

In order to claim a prize, and unless otherwise stated by Sponsor, the potential winner must respond to Sponsor’s notification within twenty-four (24) hours of first attempted notification. Potential winners may be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility and a liability and publicity release (except where prohibited by law), which may require a social security number and/or may require notarization, and returned within ten (10) business days of notification. At Sponsor’s discretion, winners may be required to produce picture or some other form of proper identification to claim any prize.

Sponsor’s inability to reach a potential winner after a reasonable (as solely determined by Sponsor) effort has been made, the failure of a potential winner to timely respond to a prize notification, the return of any prize notification as undeliverable, the inability of winner and his/her guest to travel within the time period specified by Sponsor (as applicable), and/or the failure of a potential winner to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules or any other applicable rules may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, result in the potential winner’s disqualification and the selection of a substitute winner by based upon random selection, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. If Sponsor declines to select a substitute winner, or if the selected substitute winner is not eligible, fails to respond to Sponsor’s notification, or is otherwise disqualified, the prize(s) will remain unawarded.

Submission of contact information in connection with this Contest (whether or not required), including, without limitation, mailing address, phone number, email address, etc. during entry constitutes permission for Sponsor to use entrant’s personal information for purposes of administration of the Contest. You also may opt-in to be added to Sponsor’s customer database and to permit Sponsor to contact you in the future for promotional and other reasons. You may opt-out of receiving such communications as set forth in Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (provided by Sponsor) or as provided within any such marketing materials (e.g., using the “Unsubscribe” feature provided in the footer of Sponsor’s e-mails). You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor. The information you provide to Sponsor will only be used in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

  1. Participation. By participating, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, additional rules communicated by Sponsor, and the decisions of Sponsor and any Contest judges or administrators selected by Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Contest as solely determined by Sponsor. In the event the Contest is compromised by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest. Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date. Proof of sending or submission of an entry will not be deemed proof of receipt by Sponsor.
  2. Indemnification. If Sponsor’s use of your Entry causes Sponsor to be subject to a claim by any third party, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties (as defined below), and all persons acting by, through, under or in concert with them, against any and all damages, costs, judgments and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) which the Released Parties (or any one of them) may incur as a result of the use of your entry.
  3. Release. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, EACH PARTICIPANT AGREES TO FULLY RELEASE, FOREVER DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, SPONSOR AFFILIATES, PRIZE PROVIDERS, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, DISTRIBUTORS, ADVERTISING/ PROMOTION AGENCIES, AND PRIZE SUPPLIERS AND EACH SUCH COMPANY’S OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIMS, COSTS, LIABILITIES, LOSSES, INJURIES, AND DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE CONTEST, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY CLAIMS FOR PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, OR DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF PROPERTY, LOSS OF ENJOYMENT, OR ANY OTHER HARM WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF: (1) PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST; (2) THE QUALITY, RECEIPT, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE; OR (3) ANY TRAVEL OR ACTIVITY THAT IS RELATED TO THE CONTEST OR ANY PRIZE.
  4. Limitations of Liability. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, PARTICIPANTS ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT EVERYTHING REGARDING THIS CONTEST, INCLUDING THE PRIZE(S), ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND THAT SPONSOR MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ABOUT THE PRIZE(S) AND SPONSOR HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. (BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN IMPLIED WARRANTIES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, THE LIABILITY OF THE RELEASED PARTIES IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH STATE LAW.)

THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR: (1) ANY INCORRECT OR INACCURATE INFORMATION, WHETHER CAUSED BY PARTICIPANTS, PRINTING OR PRODUCTION ERRORS, OR BY ANY OF THE EQUIPMENT OR PROGRAMMING ASSOCIATED WITH OR EMPLOYED IN THE CONTEST; (2) TECHNICAL FAILURES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO MALFUNCTIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, OR DISCONNECTIONS IN PHONE LINES OR NETWORK HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE; (3) UNAUTHORIZED HUMAN INTERVENTION IN ANY PART OF THE ENTRY PROCESS OR THE CONTEST; (4) TECHNICAL OR HUMAN ERROR WHICH MAY OCCUR IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE CONTEST, THE PROCESSING OF ENTRIES, OR THE NOTIFICATION OF ANY WINNER; OR (5) ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY WHICH MAY BE CAUSED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FROM A PARTICIPANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST OR RECEIPT OR USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE.

Only the stated number of prizes will be awarded in the Contest. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming, or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the number of prizes specified by a random drawing among all legitimate eligible prize claims.

  1. CONSTRUCTION and GOVERNING LAW: The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that 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. Any disputes arising under this Contest and/or these Official Rules will be governed by relevant U.S. federal statutes and regulations and the internal laws of the State of New York. Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of or relating to the Contest or these Official Rules shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States of America or the courts of the State of New York, in each case located in the New York City, New York, and each party irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts in any such legal suit, action, or proceeding.
  2. Sponsor. The Contest is sponsored by RunwayMuse. The decisions of Sponsor regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of a Contest shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials or announcements relating to the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to amend, suspend or cancel a Contest at any time. For a list of winners or a copy of these Official Rules, send an email to amy@runway7fashion.com.