Terms and Conditions of the 2021 FLAT SOCKS DESIGN CHALLENGE CONTEST


  1. By submitting a design to this competition, you are accepting these Terms and Conditions.


  1. This contest is for the creation of a new design for FLAT SOCKS® shoe inserts. The contest is open to USA residents only, excluding residents of the state of Rhode Island.


  1. This competition is administered by Remington Products Company (COMPANY). Employees of COMPANY and their immediate family are not eligible to enter the contest.


  1. Contestants must be 18 years old or older by December 15th, 2021 (see section 11 below) to enter this competition.


  1. To enter the competition, you must create a design to be used on FLAT SOCKS products. Design an image which you think incorporates the design brief set out in section 8 below. Submit your design through the provided form made available at flatsocks.com/pages/designchallenge.


  1. Your design submission (Entry) must be submitted by the above provided method only, following the guidelines and instructions therein. No entries will be accepted via other methods.


  1. If your Entry is voted as a winning entry, COMPANY will own all rights to your Entry. To the extent that your Entry constitutes a “work made for hire” as defined under U.S. copyright law, the copyright shall belong solely to COMPANY. Otherwise, by submitting a design to this competition you thereby irrevocably assign all copyrights and other proprietary rights to your Entry to COMPANY. You agree that you will assist in preparing and executing documents, and will take any other steps requested by COMPANY, to vest, confirm, or demonstrate its ownership rights, and that you will not at any time contest the validity of such rights. If you are not selected as a winner, ownership of your design and all intellectual property rights in such design will revert to you.


  1. Your Entry must be entirely your own original work and must not breach or be in violation of any copyright or other rights of third parties. COMPANY will not be in any way liable for any non-original work submitted by you and you agree to indemnify and hold Company harmless from any such claim. Your Entry must be suitable for publication on the COMPANY website and public viewing. The design must not include any defamatory, offensive or unlawful content. Designs may be created using the downloadable template, or in a separate file, but must be large enough to print at 300dpi resolution at actual size of the FLAT SOCK products. Templates and guides are provided at www.flatsocks.com/pages/designchallenge.


  1. If you wish to enter this competition, you must provide COMPANY with your full name, birth date, current residential address, telephone number and email address along with your design entry. COMPANY will only use your personal details for the purposes of administering this competition and, except your full name, will not publish such information or provide such information to anyone without your permission.


  1. At the end of the month of November, 2021, entries will no longer be accepted (see section 11). Submissions that will have been gathered by COMPANY will be checked by COMPANY for authenticity, brand-appropriateness, and compatibility with our printing service. Voting will commence no later than 3 days after entries cease. Verified designs will be placed into a FLAT SOCKS template and published on our Facebook page as one grouped photo album as “finalists” to be voted on by the social media public. Eligible contestants may submit any number of designs, but COMPANY will choose no more than one design per entrant as designs are filtered into this finalists album. Please be sure to keep a high resolution version of your Entry at hand. If selected as the winner, we will ask you to provide this copy.


  1. The deadline for receiving entries for the competition is 11:59PM (EST) on the 30th of November, 2021. Winners will be announced on the FLAT SOCKS website and social media on the 15th of December, 2021. COMPANY reserves the right to extend the competition deadline at its discretion. If there is a revision, the revised date will be published on the FLAT SOCKS website and the date for announcing the results will be postponed accordingly.


  1. The group of finalists will be selected by COMPANY first taking into consideration completed criteria set out in section 8, and COMPANY reserves the right to use any subjective criteria it chooses in selecting these finalists, including brand appropriateness, legality of use, compatibility with our printing process, and other factors.


  1. COMPANY’s decisions are final and binding.


  1. Likes count as one (1) vote, and shares count as two (2) votes. These likes and shares MUST be performed on the image in the album published by COMPANY —NOT on images in shared or otherwise independent posts throughout others’ walls or newsfeeds.


  1. Three (3) winners will be selected via the voting of friends and followers. The images that get the top 3 amounts of votes from likes and shares will each be declared winners of the FLAT SOCKS DESIGN CHALLENGE. The winners will be announced on the FLAT SOCKS contest page (www. FLAT SOCKS.com/pages/designchallenge) and on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FlatSocksUS).


  1. In consideration for assigning the rights to the designs to COMPANY, each winner will receive a prize of the following: 1) an Amazon.com gift card valued at $1,000. 2) a 2-year supply of FLAT SOCKS products, consisting of 24 free pairs of FLAT SOCKS products, and 3) the winning design will be promptly added to our production lineup, to be featured in our live catalog.


  1. The prize must be accepted as delivered and cannot be deferred or transferred.


  1. A 1099 tax form will be submitted for the entire value of winnings, per US law.


  1. COMPANY does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries regardless of the reason. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.


  1. Entrants must supply full details as required above, and comply with all rules to be eligible for the prize. No responsibility is accepted for ineligible entries or entries made fraudulently. Proof of age or eligibility will be required to accept prizes.


  1. The contest may be cancelled at the sole discretion of COMPANY for any reason and at any time. Furthermore, COMPANY reserves the right to change or modify any of the rules or procedures for any reason and at any time.


  1. Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and to agree to be bound by them when entering this competition.


  1. These rules are governed by the laws of the State of Ohio, United States of America.