Nas & Mass Appeal Present: The Represent Illmatic Video Contest

Mass Appeal premieres Nas' It Ain't Hard To Tell Remix from Illmatic XX

Mass Appeal’s Represent Illmatic Video Contest Terms & Conditions

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THE REPRESENT ILLMATIC VIDEO CONTEST (“CONTEST”) Entry into this Contest constitutes your acceptance of these Official Rules.

CONTEST ENTRY DATES: Contest start date & time and end date & time as outlined in website blog posting (“Contest Entry Period.”)

WHO MAY ENTER: Contest is only open to U.S. or Canadian legal residents (excluding the province of Quebec), 18 years or older, with valid email address. When entering the Contest, an opportunity to sign up to receive follow-up information from Mass Appeal and its advertisers may be available. Entrants subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Employees and their immediate families (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) or those living in the same household (whether or not related) of Mass Appeal (“Sponsor”), and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, prize suppliers, distributors and advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, “Contest Parties”) are not eligible to enter or win. Contestants may need to provide proof of residency upon request.

CONTEST OBJECTIVE: The objective of the Contest as outlined in website blog posting.

CONTEST ENTRY: To enter, follow directions as outlined in the website blog posting. Instructions for emailing and/or registering and posting questions are included on MassAppeal.com. All entries must be received by date and time outlined in website blog posting. For purposes of these Official Rules, “receipt” of Entry occurs when Sponsors record the Entry information resulting from contestants’ entry being received via YouTube upload and appropriate tagging. Any email entries or communication does not constitute proof of actual receipt by Sponsor for purposes of these Official Rules.

Entry must be the original work of the contestant, may not have been previously published, may not have won previous awards, must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person and must not violate any law.

Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry for any reason, in its sole and absolute discretion.

Odds of winning depend upon number of entries received. Entrants are solely responsible for all expenses, costs or fees associated with the creation of the contest submission.

JUDGING: All Entries will be judged based on judges’ determination of originality, quality, and high-standard. The Contest winner (“Winner”) will be based on Mass Appeal’s and its partners sole discretion.

Judges’ decisions are final and binding.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winner(s) will be determined after the Contest’s end date and will be notified by email. Once notified, it is the responsibility of the winner to confirm their participation within 48 hours. If they do not respond within that timeframe, the Sponsor may determine to choose another winner. At the discretion of the Sponsor, Winner may be disqualified for any of the following reasons: if charged with or convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, is not eligible based on the eligibility requirements set forth above, or if delinquent on a government ordered payment, such as, but not limited to: child support, spousal support, alimony, tax payments, etc. In the event it is determined that the Winner has not complied with these Official Rules, has failed to execute and return any required documents within the specified time period, has made false statements or a prize notification is returned as undeliverable, then the Winner will be disqualified and at Sponsor’s sole discretion, the Entry in the position of 2nd place may then be declared the alternate Winner. Winner is not a recipient of a prize until s/he has been verified as the Winner by the Sponsor or judges. Upon fulfilling prize, Sponsor will be deemed to have awarded the prize to the Winner and such Winner assumes full responsibility for the prize. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

PRIZE: Number of winners and prize are as outlined in website blog posting.

One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive:

–        Two (2) round trip airline tickets (economy coach class) from the major airport nearest winner’s hometown to an airport located in or around the pre-determined city in the continental United States, as determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor (“Prize Location”). If the winner lives within One Hundred (100) miles of the Prize Location, as determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, Sponsor may substitute ground transportation in lieu of air transportation;

–        Two (2) night’s hotel accommodation (standard, one room, double occupancy) in or around the Prize Location;

–        The opportunity to meet Nas.

–        The opportunity to collaborate with Mass Appeal staff as well as Jason Goldwatch to create their video concept idea. Is it as the Sponsor’s sole discretion to set budgetary and logistical parameters on the concept in collaboration with the Prize Winner.

–        The opportunity to appear in a making-of video, to be shot during the duration of the Program.

–        The opportunity to be featured as the Prize Winner, throughout the duration of the Program.

Entrants acknowledge that if applicable, that the events are beyond the control of the Sponsor and are subject to being rescheduled, modified or cancelled. In that event, the Sponsor reserves the right to, at its discretion, reschedule the Contest, entry and/or end dates, modify the entry procedures, cancel the Contest, or cancel the awarding of the prize.

Prizes are non-transferable. No substitutions or cash redemptions. Prizes may not be sold, bartered or transferred. Prizes do not include any additional expenses, including, but not limited to transportation, meals, souvenirs, additional expenses associated with the prize event, and federal, state and local sales or other taxes and surcharges which are the responsibility of winner.

The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is Four Thousand Five Hundred US Dollars ($4,500.00USD). The approximate retail value of the prize represents Sponsor’s good faith determination and may vary depending on point of departure. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prizes turns out to be less than the stated approximate retail value, the difference will not be awarded in cash.

(c)  By accepting the prize, Winner releases and discharges Sponsor, its affiliated companies and the respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies of each, and all their respective employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents from any liability or damage due in whole or in part to the award, acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize or from participation in this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a comparable prize of like or greater value for any prize, or to pay Winner a cash equivalent (the value of which shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), for any reason.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Winning constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use Winner’s name, images, hometown, likeness, prize won, and photograph (all at Sponsor’s discretion) for future advertising, publicity in any and all media now or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission. Contest Parties and their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, stolen, altered, garbled, incorrect, incomplete or delayed Entries; all of which will be void. Released Parties are also not responsible for problems related to technical malfunctions of electronic equipment, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer hardware or software failures, phone lines, failure of any Entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, traffic, congestion on the internet or the website, or for any other technical problems including telecommunication, miscommunication or failure, and failed, lost, delayed, incomplete, garbled, or misdirected communications which may limit a contestant’s ability to participate in this Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for any other errors or malfunctions of any kind, whether network, printing, typographical, human or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or malfunctions with may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of Entries, the announcement of the prize or in any Contest-related materials. Mass entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Contest in the event it becomes infected by a computer virus or is otherwise technically impaired, and to cancel or suspend the Contest in its entirety should tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest and, if terminated, at Sponsor’s discretion, determine the Winner using all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to time of cancellation using the judging procedure outlined above. In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same email account, the authorized subscriber of the email account at the time of Entry will be deemed to be the contestant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the email address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual (and void his/her Entries)) it finds to be tampering with the Entry process or the operation of this Contest or website, intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other contestant, Sponsor, or any of its representatives or to otherwise be acting in violation of these Official Rules. CAUTION: Any attempt by a contestant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operations of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such contestant to the fullest extent permitted by the law and to disqualify such contestant from the Contest.

ASSIGNMENT OF RIGHTS: Entrant hereby acknowledges that Entry and all other materials of every kind whatsoever created by contestant relating to the Contest (collectively, the “Work”) are a “work made for hire” (as that term is used in the United States Copyright Act) for Sponsor, and assigns to Sponsor (or, if any applicable law prohibits or restricts such assignment, contestant hereby grants to Sponsor an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, transferable license of) limited right, title and interest in and to such Work, including, without limitation, all rights of every kind and nature (whether now known or hereafter devised, including all copyrights therein and thereto and all renewals and extensions thereof), throughout the universe, in perpetuity, for all purposes, in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised. By submitting an Entry, Contestant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor may obtain many submissions under this Contest and that such entries may be similar or identical in theme, idea, format or other respects to others submitted under this Contest and/or other contests staged and/or sponsored by the Sponsor, and waive any and all claims contestant may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future, that any composition, design, video and/or other works accepted, reviewed and/or used by the Sponsor (or its respective designees) may be similar to his/her Entry. Contestant acknowledges and agrees that the Sponsor does not have now, nor shall any of them have in the future, any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of any copyright in and to contestant’s Entry.

MISCELLANEOUS CONDITIONS: Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Contest subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law.

RELEASES: By entering in this Contest, contestants agree to Sponsor’s use of their personal information for both online and offline direct marketing purposes. For details and to opt-out, visit Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

ARBITRATION & CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Contest, Contestant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action lawsuit, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the contestant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will contestant be permitted to obtain awards for, and contestant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than contestant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering this Contest), and contestant (or, if an eligible minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of contestants and Sponsor in connection with this Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of New York, USA without regard to New York choice of law rules.

WINNERS LIST: Winner(s) will be announced in a website blog posting.

SPONSOR: Mass Appeal Media, LLC, 84 Wooster Street, Ste 504, New York, NY 10012

DISCLAIMER: Sony Music Entertainment, Maker Studios, and YouTube Creator Community are not the Sponsors, and their involvement in the administration of this Project is generally limited to providing content and supporting the creation and promotion of the contest winner.