T-shirt Competition Rules


THE CONTEST: Entrants in the “NerdNab T-Shirt Design Contest” (“Contest”) should submit original artwork to be considered for a NerdNab T-shirt, based on approved and trademarked artwork and language provided here within the Official Rules.

SPONSOR: NerdNab Pty Ltd is the sponsor and administrator of the Contest and is responsible for the fulfilment of the prizes. The chosen winner for the NerdNab T-shirt edition will win R1000.00.

ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open only to legal residents of South Africa, who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. Officers, directors, employees and direct family members of NerdNab Pty Ltd (“Sponsor”) are not eligible to participate. All local laws and regulations apply.

CONTEST PERIOD: The Contest runs from one edition of the box to deadline for order of the next box edition. The winner will be chosen on a few days after that deadline and will be notified by phone or email. Once agreed, their design will be printed on the T-Shirt into that edition of the NerdNab box.

All submissions will be kept by NerdNab and may be used for future editions. NerdNab retain the right to edit or modify the design, or its position, if required, to fit the T-Shirt. NerdNab reserves the right to not use any of the submitted T-Shirt designs or to award the prize if in the opinion of the judges none of the proposed designs adequately reflects the theme or is of a sufficiently high level and quality of design.

THEME: The theme can be found in the short version of the rules. These are just a guide line as we are looking for the events happening around the edition of the box. Remember the edition comes out every 2 months. Feb/Mar, Apr/May, Jun/Jul, etc...

GUIDELINES: Each entry must be smaller than 15MB in size. Designs can include up to 3-colours, not including the base colour of the shirt and must tie into the theme(s) selected for the edition.  All submissions must be in vector PDF, Adobe Illustrator or .EPS format. Any other file format will not be accepted.  Use of the following corporate slogans are permitted: Goodies for Geeks; NerdNab; NerdNab Ninja.  Entrants may craft their own language and slogan. The Use of corporate logos provided is limited to the terms outlined herein; use of others individual branded artwork, logos or other trademarked content is prohibited.


HOW TO ENTER: During the Contest Period, Entrants may submit up to three (3) separate and total entries, using the web URL: www.NerdNab.Ninja/TshirtComp.  Entries sent via email will not be accepted, or considered. By entering, contestants warrant that each submission is their own original creation and that no entry infringes on another contestant or person’s rights.  Use of any photos, drawings, images or elements created by any other person, except for use of the NerdNab designated logos and slogans outlined within these Official Rules, is are strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification. The right to the use of NerdNab designated logos or trademarks owned by NerdNab is limited to this Contest, and NerdNab logos or trademarks may not be used for any other purpose.

Designs that are considered offensive, or defamatory, or in violation of any person’s right to privacy, or other personal rights are not welcome. Entries that are incomplete, illegible or corrupted are void and will not be accepted. Entries may not include: (a) profanity, nudity or material deemed inappropriate or offensive to the judges; (b) false or defamatory statements about any person or any third party; (c) third party trademarks which suggest affiliation with any trademark owner without permission of such owner or that dilute the value of any trademark; (d) obscene, indecent, violent, sexually explicit, abusive, discriminatory, racially inflammatory or other morally or legally objectionable depictions of material. In the opinion of the judges or the Sponsor, if an entry includes any of the prohibited elements listed above, the entry will be disqualified, along with the contestant who submitted it. Entries should be appropriate to the NerdNab brand image. Entries may not have earned a prize in a previous contest or competition held by the Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to modify or reject any entry, in their sole and absolute discretion, that does not meet the above criteria. Once submitted, an entry cannot be modified. BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, THE CONTESTANT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HIS/HER ENTRY MAY BE POSTED ON THE SPONSOR’S WEBSITE AND EDITED AT THE SPONSOR’S DISCRETION.

OWNERSHIP: NerdNab has EXCLUSIVE rights to reproduce and use the entries. Entries become the property of NerdNab and none will be returned or acknowledged except as provided herein. Submission of an entry grants the Sponsor and its agents an unlimited, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free license and right to publish, use, edit, adapt, modify and/or publicly perform the entry in any way, in commerce and in any and all media worldwide now known, or herein after developed, without limitation and without notice or consideration of the contestant. By submitting an entry, each contestant in the Contest further agrees that his/her entry constitutes an assignment of all rights, including but not limited to intellectual property rights, and title in and to such entry and the photograph therein to the Sponsor. Sponsor may require contestants to execute documents to confirm this transfer of rights. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. Upon submission you agree to forfeit any ownership and are prohibited from the independent reproduction or sale of any images.  By virtue of a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual license for the designs granted by all finalists chosen prior to the voting process, NerdNab shall have the right to edit, adapt, print (as on apparel) and publish any or all of the designs deemed finalist, and may use them in any media and/or the promotion of NerdNab without compensation to the contestant, his or her successors or assigns, or any other entity. NerdNab maintains the rights to receive all proceeds from the sale of any merchandise using the submitted artwork, without fee or other form of compensation due at any time to the contestant.  Designs will be credited to the artist on the NerdNab retail store website and in all promotions relevant to that product. In the event that ownership of any design submitted is challenged in any manner by any person, NerdNab may disqualify that design and will discontinue its use.

PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected and awarded an R1300.00 cash prize, and three free T-shirts (sizes of their choice) displaying the winning design. They will be named as the winner on www.NerdNab.Ninja. No prize substitution is permitted. Prizes will be awarded provided a sufficient number of eligible entries are received. The Prize is not transferable. All taxes are the winner’s responsibility.

WINNER SELECTION: All entries will be judged by a panel of judges. In the event of a tie, an additional judge will be added to the panel. Decisions of the judges shall be final in all matters related to this Contest. If there are no entries that qualify for the competition, the judges reserve the right to get another artist to design the T-shirt and pay them the prize money.

WINNER VALIDATION: The Grand Prize Winner will be notified by e-mail and blog, and required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (“Affidavit”) that must be returned via email within four (4) days of the date and time of notification, or the prize will be forfeited and a runner-up will be determined. You are not a certified winner until your eligibility is verified and you receive official notification from the judging organization. If two or more persons work together and submit the one winning entry, the prize will be split equally among the contestants named on the winning entry.

GENERAL TERMS: By participating in the Contest, contestants warrant and represent that none of the material submitted or posted infringes upon or otherwise violates the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other intellectual or proprietary rights of any person or entity and that they have fully complied with the Official Rules. Prize acceptance constitutes permission, (except where prohibited), to use winner’s name, likeness and entry, (in whole or in part), for publicity purposes in all forms of media including the worldwide Internet without additional compensation, notification or permission. CONTESTANTS AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE DECISIONS OF THE JUDGES AND TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, ITS RELATED COMPANIES, DISTRIBUTORS AND RETAILERS, OF NERDNAB PRODUCTS, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, JUDGING AGENCIES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, PRIZE SUPPLIERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM AND AGAINST ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY CLAIMS, COSTS, INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST, OR THE DOWNLOADING, ACCESSING OR SUBMISSION OF ENTRY MATERIALS. By participating in the Contest, contestants agree that Sponsor shall have the right to use all personal information provided to Sponsor. Participants, by participating in this Contest, hereby waive and release, and agree to hold harmless the Sponsor, distributors and retailers of NerdNab products, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, from and against, any and all rights, claims and causes of action whatsoever that they may have, or which may arise, against any of them for any liability for any matter, cause of thing whatsoever, including but not limited to any injury, loss, damage, whether direct, compensatory, incidental or consequential, to person, including death and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from their acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize in the Contest, or their participation in the Contest, or their participation in any Contest or prize related activity, or any travel related to the Contest, or any travel for any prize related activity. Sponsor and its agents are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete or illegible entries or Internet technical, hardware, software, telephone, or transmission failures of any kind, which may limit a person’s ability to enter the Contest. Sponsor and its agents are not responsible for any injury or damage to contestants’ or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from entering or downloading any materials in the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend the Contest on the Internet should a computer virus, unauthorized intervention or other cause corrupt the integrity or proper conduct of the promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any contestant found to be disrupting the operation of the Contest or its web site. If the integrity of the Internet portion of the Contest is compromised in any manner, Sponsor reserves the right to modify Contest and judge winners from valid entries received that are unaffected by the problem. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any online contestant, contestant will be deemed the individual named on the online entry form.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: NerdNab is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Contest. NerdNab assumes no responsibility for any misdirected or lost submissions, or any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. NerdNab is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web-site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in the Contest. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of NerdNab which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, then NerdNab reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.

WINNERS’ LIST & OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain a printed copy of the name of the winner or a copy of the Official Rules by mail, send your request and a self-addressed, stamped, #10 envelope to: 20 Terrace Gardens; 39 Terrace Road; Edenvale; 1609, Attn: T Shirt Design Contest.  Requests must be received no later than 1st December 2015.