Rules of New Talents Contest

1. Company ORGANIZING THE CONTEST:

The organizer of the NEW TALENTS CONTEST launched on this Website www.meandmylife.com ( hereinafter referred to as the Website), is the trading company MEANDMYLIFE S.L.U., which registered office is at Centro de Negocios Puerta de Banús, 29660 Marbella, Malaga (Spain), holder of European VAT Number ESB93440691, duly registered with the Malaga Companies House in volume 5.468, sheet 145, page MA-131.609. Hereinafter referred to as ‘We’ or ‘ME&MYLIFE’.

You can get in touch with us for any query or clarification regarding the following Rules by writing to: new.talents@meandmylife.com.  

 

2. THE CONTEST:

The “NEW TALENTS” CONTEST will take place in accordance with these Rules and will be split into different categories; the contestant will be entitled to choose that he/she will enter this Contest in any of the following categories, with a maximum of 4 artworks per category.

2.1. Story: Between 500 and 1.000 words long in the Spanish, English or French languages and about any of the Feelings or Attitudes specifically proposed in this section.

2.2. Illustration: Color drawing of a Character that identifies with the Feelings or Attitudes specifically proposed in this Section.

2.3. Comic: Between 3 and 6 sheets in DINA4 size, without any texts inside, either in black and white or in color, and concerning any of the Feelings or Attitudes specifically proposed in this section.

Optional: The Comic may consist of several vignettes i.e. comic drawings with descriptive-reflective texts underneath them that help us understand the Comic as well as make us Think and Feel.

2.4. Fashion: Design of a garment (from a Sock to a Haute Couture clothing), using contents from our website: Logos, Characters, enlarged/modified vignettes or parts of those vignettes or concerning any of the Feelings or Attitudes specifically proposed by ME&MYLIFE in this section.

2.5. Jewels: 3D design, concerning any of the Feelings or Attitudes specifically proposed in this section.

2.6. Music: Instrumental, vocal and/or mixed musical composition, in any language, concerning any Feeling or Attitude specifically proposed in this section.

The participant must upload his/her artwork to the Website of ME&MYLIFE by using the form provided for such a purpose, mentioning the title and providing a brief description of his/her artwork.

The types of files accepted by our system for uploading each artwork will appear in the New Talents section of the registration form.

 

3. Who will be entitled to participate?:

In order to take part in the “NEW TALENTS” CONTEST, you must fulfill each of the following requirements:

  • You must be registered on this Website by creating a Client Account. You must provide truthful, complete and updated data that are marked as compulsory in the form provided for such a purpose.
  • It is essential that the data provided by you in the registration fulfill these requirements. If this is not the case, you will be immediately excluded from participating in the Contest and/or you will be deprived of any prize that you may have won.
  • You must submit original and unpublished artwork. Your artwork may neither have been previously published in any type of physical or virtual support nor have taken part in any competition, exhibition, audition, contest, etc., You will assume full liability for failing to fulfill such requirements and/or for infringing on the intellectual property rights of any third parties. You are the only person responsible for the originality and authenticity of your artwork and, in the event that any third party claims against ME&MYLIFE for any infringement of intellectual property rights, we reserve the right to turn against the participant in breach of the Rules. 
  • If you are under age, you must ask your parents for permission in order to take part in the contest. For such a purpose, your parents/tutors may use the Authorization template available on our Website and send it to us duly filled in and signed.
  • You must be a resident in any ot the 27 countries of the European Union ( including the Canarian Islands, Ceuta and Melilla for Spain) or Albania, Andorra, Argelia, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bahrein, Belorussia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China (including Hong Kong), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, India, Israel, Japan, Jodan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macedonian, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, the U.S.A., Oman, Panama, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunnisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela and Vietnam.

 

4. How is the preselection done and how can I vote?:

4.1. Preselection:

A jury, consisting of ME&MYLIFE staff, will make a preselection of the artworks sent by the participants, and only those artworks that are preselected will be uploaded for display on this Website so that the registered users of the Website may vote for the artwork that they like the most.

The jury will discard any artwork that infringes on the rights of third parties or which subject matter is morally questionable or involves any religious, political or ideological topics.

ME&MYLIFE will have absolutely no obligation to publish any artwork that has not been preselected, although if we did not do so in the course of eight months from the end of the votes, all rights for exploiting the artworks will go back to their authors.

4.2. Voting:

Only the users who have registered with us on the Website of ME&MYLIFE through a Client Account will be entitled to vote.

The users, who are registered through a Client Account, will be entitled to vote every day for 3 artworks in every category, by assigning 5 points to the first best rated artwork, 2 points to the second best rated artwork and 1 point to the third best rated artwork.

You are not allowed to vote for the same artwork twice in the same week.

The participants in the contest are not entitled to vote for their own artwork.

 

5. Calendar of the Contest:

The idea of ME&MYLIFE is to periodically organize a contest. The first period begins on October 1, 2019 and ends on September 30, 2020. The winners will be announced on October 20, 2020. 

We reserve the right to extend the length of the Contest if at least 50 participants were not selected by ME&MLIFE in every category.  

 

6. Cession of rights:

The publication of the preselected and/or prized artworks will not imply any additional remuneration for its authors, who, from the moment they send their artwork to us for the contest, cede for free their rights over the exploitation of intellectual property (including as examples but not limited to the rights of reproduction, distribution, communication to the public and transformation) to ME&MYLIFE, as much the author’s rights as, where appropriate, any related rights, exclusively and with explicit power to grant as much exclusive as non-exclusive cessions to any third parties, worldwide and for the entire duration of the rights; and for all known and existing forms of exploitations at the time of the cession, particularly, including as examples but not limited to: the either direct or indirect display of all or part of the artworks in any support, either provisional or permanent; securing copies; the putting at the disposal of the general public either original copies or copies of the artworks through sale, rent, loan or donation; to put at disposal for exhibition purposes; to put at disposal without any prior distribution of copies, particularly, projection or public exhibition, broadcasting or by any other method that serves for the wireless diffusion of images, broadcasting or satellite communication, broadcasting to the general public by wire, cable, optical fiber or any other similar process, retransmission, public exhibition of either the originals or reproductions thereof, to put at disposal  through either wired or wireless processes so that anyone may gain access to the artworks from the place and at the time of his/her choosing; public access to the artworks incorporated in a database; as well as either the adaptation or modification of the artworks so that different artworks may arise from it.

 

7. PRIZES:

3 prizes will be awarded in each of the categories:

  • First prize: 3.000€
  • Second prize: 2.000€
  • Third prize: 1.000€

The first artwork selected by the jury of ME&MYLIFE among the 100 most voted artworks in every category will get the first prize.

The second artwork selected by the jury of ME&MYLIFE among the 100 most voted artworks in every category will get the second prize.

The third artwork selected by the jury of ME&MYLIFE among the 100 most voted artworks in every category will get the third prize.

 

8. OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTICIPANTS:

8.1. You must make a proper use of this Website and the resources that we put at your disposal, by respecting laws, customs, morality and public order standards.

8.2. It is strictly forbidden to use the personal data of other users without proper permission from them. 

8.3. It is strictly forbidden to circumvent the measures that have been established to protect the services, to either damage the system or gain access without permission to these, to do inverse engineering for the purpose of trying to gain access to the source code or to the algorithms of the system and to take any another action for the purpose of trying to either damage or interfere with the systems and/or applications of ME&MYLIFE.

8.4. You are the only person liable for the data that you provide to us; you must therefore make sure to that your personal data are truthful, accurate, complete and updated. ME&MYLIFE will not be liable for any consequences arising from data that are false, inaccurate, incomplete or that you have no permission for providing them to us, including the inability for us to communicate with you, if ever you win any prize.

8.5. You are the only person responsible for the originality and authenticity of your artwork and, in the event that any third party claims against ME&MYLIFE for any infringement of intellectual property rights, we reserve the right to turn against the participant in breach of the Rules. 

You must submit original and unpublished artwork. Your artwork may neither have been previously published in any type of physical or virtual support nor have taken part in any competition, exhibition, audition, contest, etc.

 

9. Right of Exclusion:

Any failure to comply with the Rules of the Games and/or Contests, as well as any action taken in bad faith or that could be considered as being abusive, will give rise to the access to the Games and/or Contests being denied or withdrawn, and even to the registered user being blocked by us.

 

10. CLAIMS:

In the event of any incident that may arise regarding the Contest, kindly write to the following e-mail address: new.talents@meandmylife.com. Once we receive your claim, we will start analysing it and will answer you as soon as possible.

 

11. Privacy policy:

We will use the personal data that you provide to us for the purposes expressed in these Bases and in accordance with the provisions of our Privacy Policy.

 

12. Modification of conditions of the Contest or suspension of the Contest:

We reserve the right to suspend, cancel, modify or extend any of our Games or Contests if there is a fair cause, including non-compliance with the number of participation foreseen for the promotion campaign, without this entailing a duty of compensation of any kind.

ME&MYLIFE reserves the right to exchange the articles and/or services included in the physical prizes for others that have an equivalent quality and/or value, in the event that unpredictable events occur or circumstances that were predictable become unavoidable or in the event of any circumstances beyond the control of our company.

 

13. Taxation:

For prizes which value is higher than THREE HUNDRED EUROS (300 €), articles 75.2 and 3. of Royal Decree 439/2007 that approved the Regulations concerning the Income Tax of Natural Persons in force in Spain, establish the obligation to withhold an amount in order to pay income tax as you earn on the prizes that are awarded to you as a result of the participation in games, contests, raffles or random combinations, whether or not these are linked to the offer, promotion or sale of certain goods, articles or services.

In accordance with the provisions of article 101.7 of Law 35/2006 dated November 28 regulating the Income Tax of Natural Persons in Spain: The percentage that must be withheld in order to pay your income tax as you earn on the prizes that are awarded as a result of the participation in games, contests, raffles or random combinations, whether or not these are linked to the offer, promotion or sale of certain goods, articles or services, is currently 19 %.

For the purpose of delivering a prize, the beneficiary of the prize will have to pay ME&MYLIFE the amount (currently 19 %) that must be legally withheld from the value of the prize in order to pay your income tax as you earn to the Spanish Tax office, as prizes are considered as capital gains. 

In the same way, for the purpose of delivering the prizes it is compulsory to provide us with a tax identification number and/or a passport number.

 

14. Applicable legislation:

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the provisions set forth by Spanish legislation.

If you are under legal age, Your parent or guardian must fill this authorization and send it by email to new.talents@meandmylife.com

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