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Feb. 24, 2018


COMPETITION RULES & REGULATIONS

  1. Prize winners may be asked to prove that the composition was created with legal, purchased software. Songwriters using illegal software are not eligible to win the IMSTA FESTA Song Competition.
  2. Submitted finalists are not required to be present for judging at IMSTA FESTA.
  3. Entrants must be at least 16 years of age to enter this Competition.
  4. Entrants must provide true, accurate, current and complete contact and other information.
  5. You may be disqualified for false registration, making false claims, misrepresentation or any other conduct, action or activity that IMSTA, in its sole discretion, deems to be "cheating."
  6. Each song submitted must consist entirely of the Entrant’s original work. You may be disqualified for submitting any material for which you either do not solely own all worldwide copyright rights or have not obtained all necessary licenses, in proper form.
  7. Collaborative work among co-Entrants will be accepted, but all prizes will be awarded to the Entrants whose name is on the submission form. Division of prizes among co-Entrants is the sole responsibility of winners and IMSTA shall have no liability for co-Entrants failure to divide prizes.
  8. If an entry created by multiple songwriters wins the Grand Prize, only one songwriter may claim the complete Grand Prize. IMSTA are not responsible for selecting the single recipient of this prize.
  9. Closing and announcement dates for this Competition may change without notice to you. Such changes will, however, be posted on imsta.org
  10. IMSTA may change these rules at any time, at IMSTA’s sole discretion, without prior notice to you.
  11. Entering this Competition does not grant you any right or license to use any IMSTA material (i.e. logos, images, text, etc.), trademarks or other intellectual property of IMSTA for any purpose, without first obtaining IMSTA’s express written consent.
  12. Employees of IMSTA, their sponsors, advertising agencies, affiliates, agents, representatives, and the families or households of the above are ineligible to enter or win any IMSTA Competitions.
  13. The selection of winners by IMSTA and the judges, is final and cannot be appealed.
  14. All prizes are non-transferable and void where prohibited by law. No cash substitution of prizes is possible.
  15. The odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. Winners will receive the prizes as set forth in the Competition announcement.
  16. Winners understand and agree that they are solely responsible for any and all taxes, including but not limited to sales, income, or value added, incurred on prizes received, and for any and all duties, tariffs, or import fees that may be assessed upon receiving prizes.
  17. All Entrants acknowledge, as a condition of entry, that IMSTA has the right to publicize and broadcast any winner's name, character, likeness, voice and all other matters incidental thereto.
  18. This Competition is void where prohibited.
  19. Companies sponsoring the IMSTA FESTA Songwriting contest may choose to collect and use email address used by you in this Competition. IMSTA cannot control the privacy policies of these outside sponsors, and if you do not want your email collected by these sponsors, you should not participate in the IMSTA Festa Songwriting Competition.
  20. By entering this contest you hereby give consent to the recording, broadcast and promotion(s) of the reproduction(s) of the voice and music as part of the IMSTA FESTA Song Contest. You also understand and agree to receive no compensation for appearances and participation in the IMSTA FESTA Song Contest or promotion(s) of your works.
  21. By entering the IMSTA FESTA Song Contest - you hereby give consent to have your song and/or song link posted to the IMSTA FESTA website, social media platforms, SoundCloud or used in playlists from Spotify, Apple Music, or any equivalent streaming/distribution service where your works are available, YouTube or any other online service for promotional purposes only.
  22. If you are a Finalist or Wildcard selection, IMSTA FESTA reserves the right to use your name and likeness for promotional purposes. In all instances, we prefer to link to SoundCloud, Apple Music and/or Spotify services.
  23. Artist's name and likeness may be used in advertising and promotional material for the IMSTA FESTA Song Contest, but not as an endorsement of any product or service.
  24. All rights in and to Artist's performance submitted to the IMNSTA FESTA Song Contest herein shall remain the sole property of the Artist and the rights granted herein are for broadcast and promotion only.