THUG Slam Contest Rules




CONSUMER DISCLOSURE: You have not yet won.

OPEN ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND U.S. TERRITORIES WHO ARE 25 YEARS OLD AND UNDER AS OF THE LAST DATE OF THIS ENTRY By entering this Promotion, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Any violation of these rules may result in disqualification. All decisions of the judges regarding this Promotion are final and binding in all respects.

PROMOTION PERIOD: Promotion begins 12:01 A.M. EST on October 11, 2018 and ends at 11:59 P.M. EST on November 9, 2018 when all entries must be received ("Promotion Period"). Promotion Period subject to change.

ELIGIBILITY: The contest (the "Promotion") is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who are younger than 26 years old as of the final date of entry, except officers, directors, members, and employees of the Sponsor, the judging organization (if applicable), or any other party associated with the development or administration of this Promotion, and the immediate family (i.e., parents, children, siblings, spouse), and persons residing in the same household, as such individuals. This Promotion is void outside the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and where prohibited.

HOW TO ENTER: Each participant entering this Promotion must sign up as a user on Power Poetry, then submit art at Slam. Questions email: All entries become the property of the Power Poetry organization and will be acknowledged if used. Limit: One entry per person and per e-mail address or user account during the Promotion Period. All entrant information, including e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and participant names is subject to the respective Privacy Policy of the applicable Sponsor.

WINNER SELECTION: Winner(s) will be selected from all eligible Submissions received on or prior to November 9, 2018. This is a merit-based slam. There will be one (1) GRAND PRIZE winner in each of the four (4) categories and up to (10) RUNNER-UP PRIZES in each of the four (4) categories.

CATEGORIES: There will be four (4) categories: Poetry, Film Shorts, Music, and Visual Art (including photography, illustration, painting, sculpture, etc.). Each entry will be judged within its designated category.

JUDGING CRITERIA: Recipient(s) will be selected based on the following judging criteria:

  1. How closely content of the submission answers the given prompt (25%): the applicant demonstrates thoughtful attention to the prompt and answers the question, “How have you found your voice and used it to advocate for what you believe in?"

  2. Effort (25%): the applicant meets the eligibility guidelines and completes all necessary steps in the application process.

  3. Quality of Submission (25%): the applicant has produced exceptional material, as shown by keen attention to detail and outstanding content

  4. Creativity (25%): the applicant thinks outside the box, has a unique voice, and allows their creativity to shine through their writing.

By entering the Promotion, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Promotion. Entrants are eligible to win one (1) GRAND PRIZE of a $500 Scholarship or a RUNNER-UP Prize (book or soundtrack) from Fox Searchlight Pictures/Power Poetry during the Promotion Period. By entering the Promotion, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these Official Rules an the decisions of the Sponsor, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Promotion.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Any potential winner will be notified by email and/or telephone. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, does not respond within five (5) days from the date Fox Searchlight Pictures/Power Poetry first tries to notify him/her, and/or the Prize or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits all rights to win the Promotion or receive the Prize, and an alternate potential winner may be selected. Upon contacting a potential winner and determining that he/she has met all eligibility requirements of the Promotion, including without limitation the execution of required waivers, publicity and liability releases and disclaimers, such individual will be declared the "winner" of the Promotion.

PRIZE DESCRIPTIONS: There will be multiple winners. Each winner is allowed (1) Prize. There will be one (1) GRAND PRIZE of a $500 scholarship in each category for a total of four (4) GRAND PRIZES.  The Scholarship can be used at the school of the winner’s choice. The Scholarship will be held in escrow by Power Poetry/ Fox Searchlight Pictures until the “winner” notifies the Power Poetry organization in writing of what school he/she will be attending and where to send the prize money. The Scholarship may only be used to defray education costs at a college or graduate school of the winner’s choice, both 2 and 4-year institutions are acceptable. If, at the age of 25, the winner does not notify the Power Poetry organization of an academic institution that he or she will be attending, the prize is forfeited and will be returned to the Power Poetry organization.

There will be up to five (5) RUNNER-UP PRIZES of a book and up to five (5) RUNNER-UP PRIZES of a soundtrack in each category for a total of up to ten (10) RUNNER-UP PRIZES in each category. and up to forty (40) RUNNER-UP PRIZES in total.

TAXES: All federal, state and/or local income and other taxes, if any, are the winner's sole responsibility.

OWNERSHIP AND LICENSE: All entry materials become the property of Power Poetry and will not be acknowledged or returned.

NO PRIZE TRANSFER OR SUBSTITUTION: No Prize or any portion thereof is transferable or redeemable for cash. Any portion of the Prize that is not used is forfeited. No substitutions for prize except by Sponsor, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be substituted.

CONSENT AND RELEASE: By entering the Promotion, each entrant releases and discharges the Sponsor, judging organization (if applicable), and any other party associated with the development or administration of this Promotion, their parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, "Sponsor Entities"), from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with this Promotion.

DISCLAIMERS: (i) Entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at Sponsor's servers or elsewhere, will not be eligible. In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. (ii) Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the web site. Use of bots or other automated process to enter is prohibited and may result in disqualification at the sole discretion of Sponsor.

APPLICABLE LAWS AND JURISDICTION: This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York.

WINNER LIST: For the name of the winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, within six (6) months of the Drawing Date, to: Winner List: Slam, 81 Prospect Street Room 4017 Brooklyn, NY 11201

SPONSORSHIP: This Promotion is sponsored by Fox Searchlight Pictures and Power Poetry (81 Prospect Street Room 4017 Brooklyn, NY 11201)