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#Leargram Contest Rules


This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. You are providing your information to BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music, Inc.) and Theatre for a New Audience, not to Instagram. The information you provide will only be used in accordance with the BAM and Theatre For a New Audience privacy policies, which may be viewed at and

1. CONTEST DESCRIPTION: The #Leargram Instagram Contest (the “Contest”) entry period begins on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on Wednesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (the “Entry Period”). Each eligible entry will be judged by a panel comprised of employees of BAM and Theatre for a New Audience (the "Judges"), based on predetermined judging criteria set forth herein, to select eight (8) Finalists. Two Finalists, one selected by BAM and one by Theatre For a New Audience, will be announced every Wednesday in February on or about 11:00 a.m. ET. The Grand Prize winner will be selected from the eight (8) Finalists by the Judges and announced on or about Monday, March 3, 2014.

Entry into the Contest does not constitute entry into any other promotion, contest or sweepstakes. By participating in the Contest, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of BAM, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217 and/or Theatre For a New Audience, 154 Christopher Street Ste. 3D, New York, NY 10014 (the “Sponsors”), whose decisions shall be final and legally binding in all respects.

2. ELIGIBILITY: This Contest is open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsors, promotion prize suppliers, and each of their affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, franchisees, distributors, dealers, sales representatives, their advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Contest (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), and each of their immediate family members and/or people living in the same household are not eligible to participate. All eligibility is subject to all federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations. All entries submitted are the property of the Sponsor.

3. HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST: To be eligible to win, you must “Follow” BAM (@BAM_Brooklyn) and Theatre for a New Audience (@TheatreforaNewA) on Instagram.

Upload or tag a photo or video to Instagram during the Entry Period with the hashtag “#Leargram” in response to one of the daily King Lear quotes provided by BAM and/or Theatre For a New Audience. Tag @BAM_Brooklyn and @TheatreforaNewA

BAM and Theatre for a New Audience will post a King Lear quote every day at 8am on Twitter, Instagram, and the BAM Blog to inspire your entries.

LIMIT: There is no limit on the number of entries per person. Limit one prize per person or household/dwelling.
All entries are subject to verification and approval by the Sponsors. Entries that do not meet the requirements for photography specified below or otherwise do not comply with the Official Rules herein may be disqualified. Any attempted form of entry other than as described herein is void. Sponsors will determine, in their discretion, what constitutes a valid entry. All materials submitted become the property of the Sponsors and will not be returned or acknowledged.

Sponsors reserve the right to cancel or modify the Contest if fraud or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Contest as determined by the Sponsors, in their discretion, and to award the prizes based on eligible entries received prior to the cancellation.

Requirements for Photos or Videos: Photos and videos may not contain any copyrighted or trademarked elements other than elements owned by Sponsors (e.g., BAM or Theatre For a New Audience), the entrant, or that are in the public domain. Use of any copyright or trademark elements owned by a third party (other than Sponsors) may result in disqualification of an entry, in the Sponsors’ discretion. If a photo or video depicts any third party, you must have permission from that third party.

Entrant’s Representations: By entering, you represent and warrant that the Photo or Video do not infringe the rights of any third party and have not previously been published, submitted in any other contest or sweepstakes, or awarded any prize or selected as a winning entry in any other contest or sweepstakes.

Entry Notes: The Photo or Video may not be obscene, pornographic, violent, cruel, mean-spirited, offensive in any manner, or in any other way not suitable to be published. If an entry falls into this category (at the Sponsors’ or Judges’ discretion), entry will become void. Entries made on another’s behalf by any other individuals or any other entity, including but not limited to commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Contest. Tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest is prohibited and any entries deemed by Sponsors, in their discretion, to have been submitted in this manner will be void. In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Sponsors’ satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible.

Judging: The Judges will judge each eligible entry based on the following equally weighted judging criteria to determine the eight (8) Finalists. The Sponsors reserves the right to select less than eight Finalists if there are not enough eligible entries.

• Originality
• Creativity
• Relevance to quote

The Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the eight (8) Finalists by the Judges. The winner will be announced on or about March 3, 2014.

5. PRIZES: Only the prizes listed below will be awarded in this Contest.

One (1) Grand Prize Package:
Ultimate Shakespeare Prize Package, including tickets to BAM and TFANA productions, plus other Shakespeare-related performances throughout New York City, including but not limited to Sleep No More, Shakespeare Anywhere, Shakespeare Society, and more.

Approximate retail value of this prize package: $1000.

Eight (8) Finalist Prizes: Each finalist will receive a pair of tickets to a performance at BAM, Theatre For a New Audience, or partner organization.

Sponsors reserve the right to make equivalent substitutions as necessary.

6. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential Prize winners will be notified via Instagram and subsequently phone and/or by email or mail or express mail using the contact information provided at the time of entry.

Sponsors shall have no liability for any potential prize-winning notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by any potential winner for any reason. If, despite reasonable efforts, the potential Prize Winner does not respond within five (5) days of the first notification attempt, or if the prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential Prize Winner, the potential Prize Winner will forfeit his or her opportunity to receive a prize. If the potential Prize Winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential Prize Winner will be disqualified.

7. PUBLICITY RELEASE/ASSIGNMENT OF RIGHTS: Acceptance of any Prize constitutes prize winner’s permission for the Promotion Entities to use prize winner’s entry materials, name, Video, likeness, voice, biographical information, statements and complete address (collectively, the "Attributes"), for advertising and/or publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, without further compensation or authorization, (except where prohibited by law), and releases the Promotion Entities from all claims arising out of the use of such Attributes.

Each Entrant, Finalist, and Prize winner: (i) grants to the Sponsors, in perpetuity, a non-exclusive license to publish, display, reproduce, modify, edit or otherwise use his/her Photo(s) and Video(s), in whole or in part, for advertising or promoting the Contest or for any other reason; (ii) waives all moral rights in and to his/her Photo or Video in favor of the Sponsor; and (iii) agrees to release and hold harmless the Releasees from and against any and all claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement or any other intellectual property-related cause of action that relate in any way to the Entry. The Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion and at any time during the Contest, to modify, edit or remove any Photo and/or Video, if a complaint is received with respect to the Photo or Video, or for any other reason. If such an action is necessary, then the Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to remove the Photo or Video from the Contest.

8. DISQUALIFICATION: Sponsors reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest, or to disparage, annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. No incomplete, forged, software-generated or other automated multiple entries will be accepted.

The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.

In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Sponsors, Instagram, and the Promotion Entities (the "Released Parties") are not responsible for, and entrant hereby releases the Released Parties from any claims arising from: (i) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any device, computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (ii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iii) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (iv) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; (v) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to entrant's computer, hardware or software, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Contest and (vi) use of any prize.

10. DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate federal or state court of the state of New York; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) unless otherwise prohibited, under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest 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 (whether of the state of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of New York.

11. WINNERS LIST: To obtain the names of the winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: #Leargram Instagram Contest, BAM Marketing Department, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217. All such requests must be received by 6/1/2014.

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