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ASK Annual Stim Konn 2015 Violet Wand Contest

ASK Annual Stim Konn 2015 Violet Wand Contest!

Violetwanda.com is sponsoring the 2015 ASK Annual Stim Konn Conference Violet Wand Contest (Kontest) and providing some exceptional one-of-a-kind prizes!

 

 

 

 

 

The contest begins on June 15, 2015, and deadline for submissions is August 31, 2015.  No purchase is necessary. There is a creative portion of the contest in which creative entries will be eligible and judged for the grand prize, and a random drawing portion of mailed or emailed entries for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes.

Judging for the creative entries will be done by Lady Robin, of ‘The Farm’, Kentucky, Dulca Scenes, Inc., a 501-C3, who will choose the Grand Prize winner.  Judging criteria will be on creativity, safety, erotic value, and realistic violet wand parameters in use and operation.  So get to writing your hottest scene using a violet wand!  Use of a violet wand MUST be part of the story.

The winners of the contest, both creative and random components, will be announced by scene name/alias only, by Lady Robin during the ASK, Annual Stim Konn conference, held in Kentucky on the weekend of November, 8-9, 2015.

GRAND PRIZE: 

One of a kind Steampunk Travel Writing Case with a Shocking Secret

A full gallery of images of this prize are available here on imgur.

 

Contest entry guidelines and rules are below, and are also available for download at http://www.violetwanda.com/ASK-violet-wand-contest-rules.pdf

Grand Prize: One-of-a-Kind Steampunk Traveling Writing Case with portable writing desk containing a hidden Violet Wandkit with Mjolnir Hammer violet wand in Bronze, with several one-of-a kind electrodes

First Prize: Pedigree model Violet Wand in Midnight Blue, in case, with one (1) Tazglass electrode and one uranium glass electrode.

2nd Prize: One-of-a-kind Insulated Uranium Glass Violet Wand Oxygenator Electrode of updated design based on an antique diathermy electrode.

3rd Prize: $100 Store Gift Certificate

 

How to enter the Creative Component for Grand Prize eligibility:

 

Write a fictional story or erotica scene featuring violet wands

  1. The creative component of the contest is open to all original, unpublished work by English-language writers.
    1. Entry must be a fictional representation of a scene featuring use of a violet wand.
    2. Entries must be written in English and a minimum of 1,000 words.
  2. FormatThe submitted work must be unpublished, and not be available for sale or download or distribution to the public, either in print or in electronic version. 
    1. All creative component submissions must follow standard manuscript format: 12-point Times Roman or Times New Roman font, double-spaced with paragraph indent and one-inch margins. Submissions not in this format will be disqualified. Only file formats <.doc>, <.docx>, and <.rtf> and <.pdf> can be accepted.
    2. All pages must be paginated in the footer.
    3. Each entry must have a title for the story.
    4. The title of the story, and your scene name/alias, email address and phone number must appear in all page headers at the top right of each page.
  3. Creative contest entries must be accompanied by a completed release form, available to download during the contest period from the url https://www.violetwanda.net/contest-release.pdf
  4. 5.Your email that accompanies your entry must contain the title of the story and your Scene Name (alias) as the subject line, as follows in this sample: Subject: My Violet Wand Story by Sirx.
  5. Your email that accompanies your entry must contain your full name and mailing address in the body of the email.
  6. Each email should have two files attached; the creative entry and the release form.
  7. Entries should be emailed to contest@violetwanda.com. Deadline for submission is August 31, 2015.
  8. Judging: Privacy: All materials for the contest will refer to SCENE NAME/alias only, and only scene names/alias and story titles will be used for identification of the entries. Creative entries will be separated from their accompanying emails containing privacy information before judging begins.
    1. Submitted entries will be judged on creativity, safety, erotic value, and realistic violet wand parameters in use and operation.
    2. Creative component contest entries will be judged by Lady Robin, of ‘The Farm’, Kentucky, Dulca Scenes, Inc., a 501-C3, who will choose the Grand Prize winner.
    3. Winners will be announced by scene name/alias only, by Lady Robin during the ASK, Annual Stim Konn conference, held on the weekend of November, 8-9, 2015.
  9. Winners will be notified by telephone and email on November 16, 2015.
  10. In the event that winners can not be contacted successfully within 5 days, runner ups and second chance winners will be notified as described herein.
  11. All other contest rules apply to the Creative Component of the contest.

 

How to enter the random drawing component to be eligible for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes:

 

  1. Email: You may enter the random drawing portion of the contest by emailing an attached .doc, .docx, .rtf, txt, or printable image file containing the following information. Your scene name/alias, full name, complete address, email address and phone number including area code, and date of birth. Contest entry information must be in an attached file, not in the body of the email, so that it may be printed for the physical drawing. Emailed entries must be emailed to contest@violetwanda.com with RANDOM ENTRY in the subject line. All email-in entries must be received on or before August 31, 2015.
  2. Mail: On 3 x 5 index card, handprint your scene name/alias, full name, complete address, email address and phone number including area code, and date of birth, and mail in an envelope with proper postage affixed to : VW ASK Contest, PO Box 292, Willow Street PA, 17584. Mail-in entries must be hand-printed and mailed in separately. All mail-in entries must be postmarked by August 31, 2015 and received on or before August 31, 2015.
  3. Email and Mail-in entries do not require a creative component for entry. Email and mail in entries will be used for the random drawing, place prizes, and runner-up, and respective non-creative components of the contest.
  4. Limit one (I) entry per person, per email address, and per household for the duration of the Contest Period, regardless of method of entry. Entries received from any person, e-mail address, or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
  5. All other contest rules apply to the Random Drawing Component.


ASK Violet Wand Contest

Contest Rules

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

  1. I.How To Enter the Creative Component for the Grand Prize:

Write a fictional story or erotica scene featuring violet wands

  1. The creative component of the contest is open to all original, unpublished work by English-language writers.
    1. Entry must be a fictional representation of a scene featuring use of a violet wand.
    2. Entries must be written in English and a minimum of 1,000 words.
  2. FormatThe submitted work must be unpublished, and not be available for sale or download or distribution to the public, either in print or in electronic version. 
    1. All creative component submissions must follow standard manuscript format: 12-point Times Roman or Times New Roman font, double-spaced with paragraph indent and one-inch margins. Submissions not in this format will be disqualified. Only file formats <.doc>, <.docx>, and <.rtf> and <.pdf> can be accepted.
    2. All pages must be paginated in the footer.
    3. Each entry must have a title for the story.
    4. The title of the story, and your scene name/alias, email address and phone number must appear in all page headers at the top right of each page.
  3. Creative contest entries must be accompanied by a completed release form, available to download during the contest period from the url http://www.violetwanda.com/contest-release.pdf
  4. 5.Your email that accompanies your entry must contain the title of the story and your Scene Name (alias) as the subject line, as follows in this sample: Subject: My Violet Wand Story by Sirx.
  5. Your email that accompanies your entry must contain your full name and mailing address in the body of the email.
  6. Each entry should have two files or documents attached or enclosed; the creative entry and the signed and scanned release form.
  7. Entries may be emailed to contest@violetwanda.com.
  8. Entries may be mailed to VW ASK Contest, PO Box 292, Willow Street PA, 17584.
  9. Deadline for all entry submissions, mailed or emailed, is August 31, 2015.
  10. Judging: Privacy: All materials for the contest will refer to SCENE NAME/alias only, and only scene names/alias and story titles will be used for identification of the entries. Creative entries will be separated from their accompanying materials containing privacy information before judging.
    1. Submitted entries will be judged on creativity, safety, erotic value, and realistic violet wand parameters in use and operation.
    2. Creative component contest entries will be judged by Lady Robin, of ‘The Farm’, Kentucky, Dulca Scenes, Inc., a 501-C3, who will choose the Grand Prize winner.
    3. Winners will be announced by scene name/alias only, by Lady Robin during the ASK, Annual Stim Konn conference, held on the weekend of November, 8-9, 2015.
  11. Winners will be notified by telephone and email on November 16, 2015.
  12. In the event that winners cannot be contacted successfully within 5 days, runner ups and second chance winners will be notified as described herein.
  1. II.No purchase necessary:
  2. No purchase is necessary to enter. For the random drawings, runner up, and non-creative component of the contest, see instructions for mailing of entries below.
  1. III.How to Enter The Random Drawing Component
  2. Email: You may enter the random drawing portion of the contest by emailing an attached .doc, .docx, .rtf, txt, or printable image file containing the following information. Your scene name/alias, full name, complete address, email address and phone number including area code, and date of birth. Contest entry information must be in an attached file, not in the body of the email, so that it may be printed for the physical drawing. Emailed entries must be emailed to contest@violetwanda.com with RANDOM ENTRY in the subject line. All email-in entries must be received on or before August 31, 2015.
  3. Mail: On 3 x 5 index card, handprint your scene name/alias, full name, complete address, email address and phone number including area code, and date of birth, and mail in an envelope with proper postage affixed to : VW ASK Contest, PO Box 292, Willow Street PA, 17584. Mail-in entries must be hand-printed and mailed in separately. All mail-in entries must be postmarked by August 31, 2015 and received on or before August 31, 2015.
  4. Email and Mail-in entries do not require a creative component for entry. Mail in entries will be used for the random drawing, place prizes, and runner-up, and respective non-creative components of the contest.
  5. Limit one (I) entry per person, per email address, and per household for the duration of the Contest Period, regardless of method of entry. Entries received from any person, e-mail address, or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
  6. All other contest rules for the Creative Component also apply to the Random Drawing Component.

IV.       Eligibility

ASK Violet Wand Contest (the Contest) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Non-US residents over the age of 18 may enter if these contest rules and provisions are applicable to their country of residence.

Employees of Violetwanda, LLC, Dulca-Scenes Inc, the Farm, and other companies associated with the promotion of the Contest, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and advertising and promotion agencies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

V.        Sponsor

The Contest is sponsored by Violetwanda LLC, 2000 Willow Street Pike #107, Willow Street PA, 17584

VI.       Agreement to Official Rules

Participation in the Contest constitutes entrants full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.

VII.     Contest Period

The Contest begins on June 15, 201 5 at 1200 GMT and ends on August 31, 2015 at 9/30/2015 GMT (the Contest Period). Entries that are submitted before or after the Contest Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Contest by email for the creative component entries, and by mail for the random drawing components.

The Judging period for the creative component entries begins on September 1, 2015 and ends on November 1, 2015.

VIII.    Prize Drawing

On or about November 0 I, 2015, the Sponsor will select potential winners from the non-creative component mail-in entries, in a random drawing from among all eligible drawing entries received. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. The potential winner(s) will be announced by Scene Name/alias and city and state of residence at the ASK Annual Stim Konn Conference during the weekend of November 8-9,2015. Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner(s) via telephone or email on or about November 15, 2015. If the potential winner(s) cannot be contacted within five (5) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries.

IX.       Winner Notification

The potential winner(s) will be notified by email, mail and/or phone. Each potential Grand and Place Prize winner will be required to complete, electronically sign and submit a Declaration of Compliance within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or fails to submit the Declaration of Compliance within the required time period (if applicable), or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. If the potential winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence or can not fulfill any other requirements imposed on winner set forth herein, the prize will be forfeited. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8-12 weeks after the conclusion of the Contest or upon aforesaid requirements being met. Prizes will be mailed only to the mailing address included at time of entry.

X. Contest Prize Awards

1. Prizes

Grand Prize: One-of-a-Kind Steampunk Traveling Writing Case with portable writing desk containing a hidden Violet Wandkit with Mjolnir Hammer violet wand in Bronze, with several one-of-a kind electrodes

First Prize: Pedigree model Violet Wand in Midnight Blue, in case, with one (1) Tazglass electrode and one uranium glass electrode.

2nd Prize: One-of-a-kind Insulated Uranium Glass Violet Wand Oxygenator Electrode of updated design based on an antique diathermy electrode.

3rd Prize: $100 Store Gift Certificate

2 . Prizes are not transferable, may not be traded for and are not redeemable for cash, and may not be substituted.

XI. Tax Liability

Potential winners who fulfill the requirements and provisions of the contest, and who are awarded a prize, will receive a statement of the prize’s value for tax purposes. Tax liability, including awareness of and compliance with same, is the sole responsibility of the prize winner. An IRS form 1099 will be supplied to the winners of all prizes valued over $600.

XII.     General Conditions

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Contest and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non­ suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an un-sportsman like or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorneys fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

XIII.   Release and Limitations of Liability

By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, the Event organizer, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Contest, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Contest, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d)lost, late, incomplete, garbled, illegible, undelivered, stolen, damaged, delayed, postage-due or misdirected mail, entries, (e) accidental release, loss or misplacement of information, entries, or information whether private or otherwise, (f) any other errors or problems in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Contest, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the redrawing(s), if applicable, or in any Contest-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Contest or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorneys fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, regardless of cause, or whether caused by typography, accident, site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

XIV.    Disputes

Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Pennsylvania. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Pennsylvania, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Pennsylvania.

XV.      Privacy

Information collected from entrants is subject to sponsor’s privacy policy.   Full names of winners will not be used or utilized, or shared, and are collected only for accurate mailing of prizes and for form 1099 tax reporting purposes if applicable.  Scene name(s) or alias only, will be utilized for judging the creative contest component, distribution, public availability, winner list, media, promotion and/or publication.

XVI.   Requirements of Contest Entries:

By submitting an entry, each entrant represents and warrants that the work submitted is original to the entrant and that neither it nor its contents infringes upon or violates the rights of any third party. Any entrant whose work contains elements not owned by entrant (such as, but not limited to, company brands or paraphrased text) must be able to provide legal releases for such use in a form satisfactory to Sponsor or their entry will be disqualified. Sponsor shall have the right to disqualify any Contest Entries that they deem represent a violation of the law, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Contest Entries may not defame or invade the publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or proprietary rights.

Contest Entry may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:

  • Is derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group;
  • Promotes illegal activity;
  • Promotes any particular political agenda or message;
  • Is offensive or endorses any form of hate or hate group;
  • Appears to duplicate any other submitted contest entries;
  • Defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies;
  • Contains trademarks or brand names owned by others, without permission;
  • Contains any personal identification;
  • Contains copyrighted materials owned by others, without permission;
  • Contains any indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead, without providing legal releases for such use in a form satisfactory to sponsor;
  • Communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which sponsor wishes to associate; and/or
  • Violates any law.

By submitting a Contest Entry, each entrant represents and warrants that his/her creative work is original to the entrant, that the Contest Entry has not been previously published, has not won previous awards and that neither it nor its contents infringes upon or violates the rights of any third party, including any copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property. By submitting a Contest Entry, entrant warrants and represents that he/she consents to the submission and use of the Entry in the Contest and to its use as otherwise set forth herein.

By submitting a Contest Entry, entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor may receive other Contest Entries under this Promotion that may be similar or identical to the Contest Entry submitted by entrant, and entrant waives any and all claims he/she may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future, that any other Contest Entry reviewed and/or used by Sponsor may be similar to his/her Contest Entry.

XVII. Ownership of Entries

By submitting an entry, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and grant Sponsor an exclusive, fully paid-up and royalty-free, worldwide license to use, modify, delete from, add to, publicly display, reproduce and translate your Entry, including without limitation the right to distribute all or part of your Entry exclusive of any privacy information, in any media formats through any media channels. By submitting an Entry, you consent to the use, by Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, parents, and licensees, of your scene name/alias and image (if you make one available) in connection with the Event and Sponsor’s related marketing activities, in any media or format now known or hereafter invented, in any and all locations, without any payment to or further approval from you. You agree that this consent is perpetual and cannot be revoked. For uses beyond the consent that you grant above, you agree that Sponsor’s use of your data will be governed by the Privacy Policy posted on the Sponsor website.

XVIII.             Winner List

A list of winners by name will not be released, and no private identification information will be released according to the privacy policy of Sponsor. A winners list consisting of the scene names/alias of winners, the respective prize won, and their municipal region and state of residence, will be made available after the promotion end date and/or after all prizes have been successfully awarded. Winning information will be posted and/or made available in the media formats wherever this promotion was officially announced by the Event or by the Sponsor, and made available in post-Event and after-Promotion materials.

XIL. Copy of contest rules

These rules are available for download from http://www.violetwanda.com/ASK-violet-wand-contest-rules.pdf

 

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