Dermatology Times Expert Insight Contest Rules


Dermatology Times Expert Insight Contest Rules

Dermatology Times Expert Insight Contest
Official Rules


The Dermatology Times Expert Insight Contest (the “Contest") begins at 12:00:00 PM (Noon) Eastern Time ("ET") on February 18, 2008 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on Friday, October 31, 2008.

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to current U.S. licensed and practicing dermatologists who are also legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico and all other territories) who are 18 years of age or older at the time of Contest registration. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Failure to comply, by providing incorrect information, will invalidate your Contest entry, which could result in the loss of potential prize winning entry. Employees, officers and directors of Advanstar Communications Inc. (“Sponsor”), and affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotional, fulfillment and marketing agencies and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively the “Released Parties”), and their immediate families (parent, child, sibling & spouse) and persons living in the same households as such individuals (whether related or not) are not eligible to participate in the Contest. By participating, participant agrees to these Official Rules and to the decisions of the judges whose decisions are final and binding in all respects. Void where prohibited by law, rule or regulation.

HOW TO ENTER: Eligible entrants should log on to for submission instructions. Participants must provide true and correct information in their entry form as well as their contest submission to receive one (1) Contest entry. Entries generated by any automated or mechanical means are void. Submit original “Expert Insight” story, for example a “valuable insight”, “unusual case report”, “innovative treatment” or “practical solution” in 200 words or less along with a photo (up to 5 photos per entry) by sending via email to or mail your entry, along with your story and photograph(s) on cd you are submitting for entry into the Contest in an envelope with proper postage affixed to: Dermatology Times Expert Insight, c/o Advanstar Communications, 123 Tice Boulevard, Suite 300, Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677. Photos must be in jpeg format. All entries must be received by October 31, 2008. Incomplete entries will not be accepted. Limit one (1) entry per person. All entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Submissions must be entrant’s own original work, be in keeping with the Sponsor’s image and may not have been submitted in any other contest or won any type of award. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry it deems to be offensive, inappropriate or is not in keeping with Sponsor’s image or that is otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, in its sole discretion. Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for any damage, theft or loss to any entrant’s property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Contest.

Other: By entering this contest, the entrant agrees all submissions become the property of Advanstar Communications Inc., which has the right to publish any and all submissions at any time. Submissions will not be returned. Each entrant represents and warrants to Sponsor that each submission: (a) is or will be the entrant's own original work, and that each such submission is created solely by such individual; (b) does not infringe upon the intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or entity; (c) does not and will not violate any applicable laws, and is not and will not be defamatory, libelous, pornographic, or obscene; (d) complies with these Official Rules. Entrants grants Sponsor 1) the right to use and publish his/her name, photograph, and biographical information and 2) first publication rights and a non-exclusive worldwide perpetual license to edit, use, reuse, republish, reproduce, translate, create derivative or compilation works, or combine with other material, or otherwise distribute or disseminate the submission and associated photos in any form or media (including digital electronic form and via the Internet), whether now known or hereafter devised without further compensation. Sponsor shall have the right to transfer or sublicense any of the foregoing license rights to any entity.
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) if fraud or any other factor impairs the integrity of the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

JUDGING: Winners will be selected by the Dermatology Times Editorial Advisory Board and will be announced on or about 12:00 p.m. local time on November 30, 2008. Entries will be judged in the categories of most innovative treatment, most unusual case, and most practical application.

Three outstanding submissions, as determined by the Dermatology Times Editorial Advisory Board, will be published in a print edition of Dermatology Times during the last quarter of 2008.

Potential winners will be notified by telephone and/or email and may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (where permitted) within 10 days. Failure to comply within the time period specified, the return of any notification as undeliverable or noncompliance with these Official Rules by a potential winner will result in disqualification and, at Sponsor’s discretion, a runner-up may be notified.

PRIZES: Grand Prize (1): One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive one (1) $1,000.00 gift certificate. ARV/Approximate Retail Value: $1,000.00. One (1) Second Prize of one (1) $500.00 gift certificate. One (1) Third Prize of one (1) $250.00 gift certificate. Ten (10) Honorable Mentions of one (1) $100 gift certificates. Gift certificates are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by Total ARV of all prizes is $2,750.

Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Winners are responsible for all federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of a prize not specified herein as being awarded. All prize details are at Sponsor’s discretion.
Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor

GENERAL: By participating, each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these rules and decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be final in all respects relating to this Contest; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and all of the officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the forgoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or any Contest-related activity (including any shipping, travel or activity related thereto), the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the awarded prize or the use by Released Parties’ of any rights granted herein; and (c) to the use by Sponsor and its designees of his/her name, company name, trademarks, logos, entry, biographical information, voice, performance, photograph, image and/or likeness for trade, advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity, without compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so.

Released Parties are not responsible for late, lost, damaged, delayed, inaccurate, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, undeliverable, destroyed , mutilated, stolen or postage-due entries or mail or for errors or problems of any kind whether electronic, network, technical, typographical, printing, human or otherwise relating to or in connection with this Contest, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Contest-related materials. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the web site. Sponsor may disqualify anyone from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that such person is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor’s representatives or who are otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend any portion of the Contest should causes corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest and judge all eligible, non-suspect entries received up to time of such impairment to choose the winner and/or to award the prize for the category at issue (as applicable) using the judging procedure described above.

Request for Winners List: For the names of the Winners (available after November 30, 2008) send a self-addressed, stamped, envelope by December 15, 2008 to: Dermatology Times Expert Insight Winner’s List, c/o Advanstar Communications, 123 Tice Boulevard, Suite 300, Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677.

Sponsor: Advanstar Communications Inc., 123 Tice Boulevard, Suite 300, Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677.

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