Welcome to the Chef Michael Smith’s Kitchen Recipe Photo Contest!

To enter, simply prepare one of the three recipes below, take a photo of your finished product, and post it to Tumblr using the hashtag #winChefMichaelSmith or tweet your photo to @PintailBooks and use the hashtag #winChefMichaelSmith

The most creative photo for each recipe will win a FREE copy of Chef Michael Smith’s Kitchen, on sale October 30, 2012!

Enter for the opportunity to win one of three (3) copies of Chef Michael Smith’s Kitchen: 100 of My Favorite Easy Recipes by Chef Michael Smith (Approximate Retail Value = $15.00).

No purchase necessary. 

 Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 or older.

Contest begins July 18, 2012 and ends August18, 2012, 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time.

 On or about August 24, 2012, three (3) winners, one for each recipe,will be selected by a qualified panel of judges chosen by Sponsor.  Entries will be judged on photographic quality and the creativity of the composition/arrangement of the photograph, with equal weight being given to each criterion.

Void where prohibited by law.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for full details and rules 

Perfect for a cookout on the grill! #winChefMichaelSmith
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Perfect for a cookout on the grill! #winChefMichaelSmith

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A new spin on a fan favorite! #winChefMichaelSmith
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A new spin on a fan favorite! #winChefMichaelSmith

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Try this cool treat, perfect for summer! #winChefMichaelSmith
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Try this cool treat, perfect for summer! #winChefMichaelSmith

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Official Rules for Chef Michael Smith’s Kitchen Recipe Photo Contest


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT ENHANCE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. 

 Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 or older.

How to Enter:

 1.         Review these Official Rules for the Chef Michael Smith’s Kitchen Recipe Photo Contest (“Contest”).  You must have a Tumblr account in order to enter via Tumblr; however, you may also enter via Twitter.  To enter, prepare one of the three recipes shown, take a photo of your finished dish and then post it to your Tumblr page using the hashtag #winChefMichaelSmith.  To enter via Twitter, tweet your photo to @PintailBooks and include the #ChefMichaelSmith hashtag.  You may only prepare one recipe, but you may enter as many photos as you wish.  Photos may not include obscene or offensive material or defame any person, or otherwise infringe on any person’s proprietary rights.   Contest begins on July 18, 2012 and ends at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time (ET) on August 18, 2012.  The sole determinant of time for the purposes of receipt of a valid entry will be the computer servers of Pintail Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. (“Sponsor”).  Proof of transmission (screenshots or captures, etc.) does not constitute proof of receipt.  By entering this Contest, you are agreeing to give your personal information only to Sponsor and not to Tumblr.

 2.         Your entry may be judged void if it is in whole or in part late, lost, misdirected or incomplete, or contains false information, or does not conform with or satisfy any or all of the conditions of the Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion.

JUDGING & WINNER CONFIRMATION

 1.         On or about August 24, 2012, three (3) winners, one for each recipe, will be selected by a qualified panel of judges chosen by Sponsor.

 2.         Entries will be judged on photographic quality and the creativity of the composition/arrangement of the photograph, with equal weight being given to each criterion. The decisions of the Sponsor with respect to the selection of the winners, and in regard to all matter relating to this Contest, shall be final and binding.

 3.         If a selected winner entered via Tumblr, Sponsor will contact that selected winner via their Tumblr account by clicking on the “Ask me anything” link on their Tumblr page and asking for the winner’s name and mailing address.  If any selected entrant cannot be contacted and confirmed a winner as above, his/her entitlement to receive a prize may be forfeited, and prize may be awarded to an alternate eligible entrant. 

 4.         If a selected winner entered via Twitter, that selected winner  will be notified via a general Tweet announcement by @PintailBooks.  Winner must then allow @PintailBooks to “follow” him or her on Twitter so that @PintailBooks can contact him or her via a Direct Message (“DM”).  If winner does not allow @PintailBooks to follow him or her or enable the functionality to receive a DM, then @PintailBooks will select another winner. 

 5.         After one week with no response from winner, Sponsor is also at liberty to select another winner.  Winner must provide Sponsor with full contact details in order to be awarded the prize.

 Prizes:

 1.         Each winner will receive a copy of Chef Michael Smith’s Kitchen: 100 of My Favorite Easy Recipes (Approximate Retail Value = $15.00).  Prizes will be mailed to confirmed winners.

 2.         In the event that there are an insufficient number of eligible entries, Sponsor reserves the right not to award the prizes.  Prizes must be accepted as awarded, without substitution, transfer or assignment.  Prizes are non-refundable, not convertible to cash, and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.  Sponsor may substitute a prize of equal or greater value (based on the approximate retail value of the prize as stated in these Official Rules).

Eligibility:

 1.         To be eligible, you must be a resident of the fifty United States or theDistrict of Columbia, age18 or older.

 2.         You are not eligible if you are an employee of Sponsor, Tumblr, the author, their respective affiliates, or other party in any way involved in the development or administration of this Contest, or a member of the immediate family or household member of any such employee.

Release of liability/Consent to publicity:

             By entering the Contest, you: (i) confirm compliance with the Official Rules; (ii) consent to and grant Sponsor a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free license to use your name, city, comments, photographs and/or other likenesses for publicity, advertising or informational purposes, including posting on the Contest page without further notice or compensation, and agree that you may be required to sign an agreement to that effect, except where prohibited by law; and (iii) release Sponsor, Tumblr, the author, their respective affiliates, and other parties in any way involved in the development or administration of this Contest, (collectively the “Releasees”) from and against any and all liability from any claims, actions, damages, loss, injury, costs, demands and liabilities arising in connection with the Contest and/or the prize. 

 General:

 1.         This Contest will be run in accordance with these Official Rules, subject to amendment by Sponsor.  These Official Rules shall govern in the event of any inconsistency with other Contest-related materials.

 2.         In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized holder of the email account.

 3.         By participating in the Contest, you acknowledge that you have read and understood these Official Rules, including our Privacy Policy, which is available to you at the point of entry, and agree to abide and be bound by them and all decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding, without right of appeal, in all matters relating to this Contest and the awarding of prizes.

 4.         Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, reserves the right to modify or terminate the Contest and amend the Official Rules at any time, without individual notice, and for any reason.  In no event will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded.

 5.         All entries become the property of Sponsor and none will be returned.  No correspondence will be entered into except with selected entrants.

 6.         This Contest is void where prohibited by law and is subject to all applicable laws and regulations.  To the extent permitted by law, any dispute arising from this Contest will be determined according to the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its conflicts of law principles, and the entrants consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in New York County and agree that such courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes.

 Winners List:

             To receive a copy of the winners list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope within six (6) months of the end of the Contest to Pintail Books Marketing,375 Hudson Street,New York,NY10014, Attention: Chef Michael Smith Contest Winners List.

Sponsor:

            Pintail Books

            An imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

            375 Hudson Street

            New York, New York 10014

             This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with, Tumblr.  Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion should be directed to Sponsor and not to Tumblr.

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