BE TOBACCO FREE Cartoon Contest

Official Contest Rules

1. Guidelines: To participate, complete the Official entry form and create/design/draw an anti-smoking/tobacco cartoon. Cartoons can consist of 1, 2, or 3 frames. Cartoons can use text with a 50 word maximum. Entrants must submit their cartoon(s) on 8 ½" X 11" white paper and can use colored markers, colored pencils, crayons, paints, or other single-dimensional medium/products (Do not apply any additional medium to the cartoon(s) such as glitter, stickers, or tobacco products). No computer-aided or mechanically produced cartoons will be accepted. Enter as many cartoons as you like, each on separate 8 ½" X 11" white paper. Entry forms can be printed from or picked up at the CACY offices at 1495 West Longview Ave. Suite 104, Mansfield, Ohio 44906.

2. Deadline for Entry: All entries must be received by April 30, 2004 at CACY, 1495 West Longview Ave. Suite 104, Mansfield, Ohio 44906. Group mailings/deliveries will be accepted as long as each entry form is attached to the entrants cartoon(s). CACY reserves the right to refuse any entry that requires postage due or that does not meet with the standards of the U.S. Post Office.

3. Eligibility: Contest is open to Richland County residents in the following categories: 2nd/3rd grade, 4th/5th grade, middle school, high school, and adults. By entering, all entrants accept and agree to abide by and be bound by these official rules and the judges' decision relating to this contest. Entries must be entrant's own original work, may not have been published previously, submitted in other contests, or have won previous awards.

4. Judging: Judging is based primarily on originality, creativity, and the ability for the cartoon to express the anti-smoking/tobacco theme. Secondary is the cartoon's overall technical quality based on the entrant's age. Use of any unoriginal or licensed characters (example: Mickey Mouse), other than tobacco industry developed characters (example: Joe Camel), is strictly prohibited.

5. Prize: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place in each category will receive an award/prize along with a copy of the published winners cartoon book. The Grand Prize winner will be chosen from the first place finishers. The contest winner will be contacted by phone and/or through their school. The prize will be awarded to the winner if he/she is 18 years old or older, or it will be awarded in the winner's name to the parent or legal guardian. No prize substitutions except as provided herein. All taxes are the sole responsibility of the prize winner.

6. Legal stuff: By entering, participants in this contest agree that the sponsors, their employees, their affiliates, retail accounts, agencies, and fulfillment companies shall not be held liable for injury, loss, or damage of any kind resulting from participation in this contest or from the acceptance or use of the prize awarded or from any prize-related activity. Submission of an entry constitutes the entrant's and the entrant's parent/legal guardian's (if applicable) consent to irrevocably assign and transfer to the sponsors any and all rights, title, and interest in and to the entry including, without limitation, all copyrights. By submitting entry, entrant's and the entrant's parent/legal guardian's (if applicable) consent to the use of the winner's name, likeness, and city information and to waive all moral rights and grant to sponsors and their agents the right to modify, adapt, edit, sell, publish and/or use the entry in any way, in whole or in part, in any and all media and/or commerce without limitation and without payment or further consideration to the entrant. Entries and other correspondence become the property of sponsor and will not be returned.

Sponsored by: CACY, Mansfield, Ohio: Drug Free! Racing, Palm Bay, Florida

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