Featured Artist Sweepstakes

Looking for a Few Good Featured Artists:

Do you do a happy dance when you come across a gemstone you don't already own?

Do you find that every conversation you have comes back to your latest jewelry project?

Do you love to help other people on their projects by giving tips or showing them step-by-step how to do things?

If you answered to yes to any of these questions, we may have the perfect opportunity for you. If you answered yes to all three, then consider this destiny.

House of Gems is looking for Featured Artists to spotlight and promote on our website. In addition to the opportunity to present yourself as an artist, you will also generate traffic to your personal blog, Etsy store or social media profile. Artists may also be given opportunities to test new products, receive additional discounts and be the first to be informed of new releases.

Grand Prize (1):
$1000 Shopping Spree on HouseofGems.com
Runners Up (1):
$500 Shopping Spree on HouseofGems.com
Consolation Prize (5)
$100 Shopping Spree on HouseofGems.com

Timeline:
Contest runs July 18th, 2009 thru August 15th, 2009

Submissions:
Contestants to upload a maximum of 5 original jewelry designs to the House of Gems Flickr "Featured Artists" group http://www.flickr.com/groups/featuredartists/. Any and all design types and styles are welcome.

NOTE:
In addition to completing this entry form, you must also upload digital images of your entry pieces to this Flickr Group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/featuredartists/ and share the contest on your personal blog or website.

HouseofGems.com "Featured Artist Sweepstakes"

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.

ENTRY: The HouseofGems.com "Featured Artist Sweepstakes" Sweepstakes (the "Promotion") begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time (ET) on 07/18/09 and ends at 11:59 AM ET on 07/31/09 (the "Promotion Period"). To enter, fill out the form below. You will be automatically registered to recieve HouseofGems.com email newsletters. Limit: one (1) entry per person, regardless of means of entry.

ELIGIBILITY: To enter this sweepstakes you must be a legal resident of the 50 United States of America or the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older. Employees of HouseofGems.com, their agents, their agents' employees, their advertising and promotion agencies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and any individual or company directly associated with this sweepstakes, and the immediate families of these employees (parents, children, siblings, spouse) as well as members of the respective households of these employees (whether related or not) are ineligible to participate.

PRIZE: There will be (1) Grand Prizes awarded throughout the Promotion Period and (5) Runner Up Prizes. Grand prizes include retail product prize pack valued at $500. Runner Up Prizes include $100 product prize package. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of each Grand Prize is $500. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of each Runner Up Prize is $100. Total ARV of all prizes to be awarded is $1000.
Odds of winning a prize will depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION: Winners will be selected from among all eligible entries received, in a random drawing to be held on or around the fifteenth of August 2009. Winners will be selected by the senior management of HouseofGems.com whose decisions will be considered final in regard to all matters related to this sweepstakes, for a total of one (6) drawings. Winners will be notified by telephone and/or the email address provided, or other form of home delivery. Winners will be required to provide shipping information as requested by Sponsor within seven (7) days of initial notification. Failure to comply within the specified period may result in a forfeit of the prize claim and a new winner may be selected.

PRIZE CONDITIONS: No transfer, substitution or cash value equivalent for Prizes are available, except at sole discretion of Sponsor. All federal, state and other taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winner's entry and acceptance of the prize offered constitutes permission (where allowable) for the Sponsor to use said winner's name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice and address (city and state) on a worldwide basis and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without notice or further compensation.

SWEEPSTAKES CONDITIONS: Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Sponsor is not responsible for online entries that are not received due to Internet traffic, virus or other technical/transmission problems. Should the Internet portion of the sweepstakes need to be terminated, due to technical difficulties, winners will be selected from all other eligible entries received prior to the termination. By participating, winners and entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Sweepstakes Administrator and waive any right to claim ambiguity in regard to the sweepstakes mechanics and implementation, or interpretation of these Official Rules. Participants also agree to be notified of future House of Gems and other contests. Winners and entrants also agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, its agencies, and their respective officers and employees, from and against any claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize offered, or participation in this sweepstakes. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with the sweepstakes will be declared ineligible and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

WINNER CONFIRMATION/OFFICIAL RULES: For the name of the Grand Prize winners, or to receive a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: HouseofGems.com "Featured Artist" Sweepstakes, 6970 Aragon Circle, Suite #6, Buena Park, CA 90620. Indicate Winner Confirmation (request must be received by 02/15/10) or Rules Request (must be received by 12/1/09) on the front of the envelope.

SPONSOR: HouseofGems.com, 6970 Aragon Circle, Suite #6, Buena Park, CA 90620

SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTRATOR: HouseofGems.com DBA House Of Gems, 6970 Aragon Circle, Suite #6, Buena Park, CA 90620

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