Frequently Asked Questions
- What happened to the Design Arcade??
- What is the Tweakfest?
- Can I submit my awesome screenshot to J!NX?
- Photo Tweakfest Submission Guidelines
- Jinx Photo Tweakfest Contest - Official Rules
What happened to the Design Arcade??
The Design Arcade has closed its doors. We will continue to do specific themed contests from time to time however, the ongoing design contest has been suspended so we can focus our efforts on creative new things to do at J!NX.
What is the Tweakfest?
The Photo Tweakfest is an on-going set of contests that gives sick and twisted artists a chance to show off their photo-editing skills. You simply alter one of the photos we supply in a creative way. Everyone else gets to just laugh and vote.
Can I submit my awesome screenshot to J!NX?
No. At this time we do not accept screenshots on our website. Screenshots should never be used in any t-shirt design contest. Ever. Seriously.
Photo Tweakfest Submission Guidelines
- All submissions must be in .jpg format at 500x500 pixels.
- All contest times and dates are based on Pacific Time.
- You may submit as many unique entries as you like, however if one entry is deemed the winner that is the only prize you will receive. If you have multiple entries that place as runner ups you will receive multiple prizes. Duplicate submissions will be removed.
- The top finalists will be chosen by the J!NX staff based on creativity and image-editing skill.
- Once open voting commences, all J!NX registered members may rank submissions on a scale from 1 to 5, 5 being the highest, 1 being the lowest.
- Each J!NX registered member may only rank each submission once.
- At the end of the voting period, the entry with the highest average score will be selected as the winner. In the case of a tie, the winning entry will be decided by the highest total score.
- Effective October 1, 2008: The winner of any contest will not be eligible to enter a submission into subsequent contests that start within 60 days following the announcement of the previous winning entry. After that period, submission will again be accepted for subsequent contests.
- Be creative.
Jinx Photo Tweakfest Contest - Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Only having a registered account with Jinx.com and having access to the World Wide Web as of the Starting Date of the Contest (as stated on the Entry Form at Jinx.com), are eligible to enter the J!NX Photo Tweakfest Contest (the "Contest"). Contestants ages 13-18 may be required to have their parent or guardian's permission to enter as described below. By entering the Contest, entrants are representing that they are eligible to participate in the Contest, under the laws of California and their jurisdiction. Employees, agents or officers of Jinx, Inc. or of any entity involved in the development, production, implementation and distribution of the Contest, including any advertising or promotion agency, supplier of prizes for the Contest, parent company, service provider, subsidiary or affiliate of any such entity or any other entity directly associated with the Contest (hereinafter the "Contest Entities") or any member of the immediate family of and/or person living in the same household as such persons, are ineligible to enter the Contest.
- To enter the Contest you must complete an Entry Form on the Jinx.com website, and submit it electronically to J!NX. Submission of an Entry Form and Photo constitutes acceptance of and agreement to these Official Rules. No mail, fax, or other submissions will be accepted. Entries are void if they contain typographical or other errors. Entries that are mutilated, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, forged, irregular in any way, or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules are also void.
- Each Entry Form must be accompanied by One (1) electronic image file that is 500x500 pixels in JPG/JPEG format that contains an electronically-edited modification of one of the approved Source Images downloadable at Jinx.com. Such validly and properly submitted Photo accompanied by a completed Entry Form is hereinafter referred to as an “Entry.”
- Each Photo submission must be wholly original and created entirely by you, and must not incorporate or include anything that is owned by any third party or would require the consent of any third party. Your submission must not violate any law or the copyright, trademark, publicity right, privacy right or any other right of any third party.
- A Photo submission shall be void if it includes any endorsements or identifiable trademarks or copyrights other than those contained in the Source Image, if it infringes on the intellectual property or privacy rights of any third party. A Photo submission shall be void if it includes any material that is inappropriate for display on J!NX’s website, including but not limited to profanity, violence or nudity, patently offensive content (in J!NX’s sole determination), or which, in the judgment of J!NX or its attorneys, might subject J!NX or J!NX’s licensees to unfavorable regulatory action, violate any law, infringe the rights of any Person, or subject J!NX or J!NX's Licensees to liability for any reason.
- All Entries and Photos must be received by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on the Submission Deadline (as stated on the Entry Form at Jinx.com). Members may enter as often as they like. J!NX reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entries that it determines, in its sole discretion, to have been generated or entered by non-human means, such as by a software script, robot, or other means.
- By entering, entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges and these Official Rules and to comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. J!NX and those working for J!NX or on the behalf of J!NX, will not be responsible for lost, late, misdirected or damaged submissions or e-mail, or for Internet, computer hardware and software, phone, and other technical errors, malfunctions, and delays.
- NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
3. Our Right to Use Your Work and Information About You.
- Entries, Photos, and other submitted material become the property of J!NX and will not be acknowledged or returned. By submitting an Entry: (a) you represent and warrant that your Entry is wholly original and does not incorporate or include anything that is owned by any third party or would require the consent of any third party and your Entry does not violate any copyright, trademark, publicity right, privacy right or any other right of any third party; (b) you agree that your Entry shall be a “work made for hire,” with all rights therein, including, without limitation, the exclusive copyright, being the property of J!NX; and (c) in the event your Entry is considered not to be a “work made for hire,” you irrevocably assign to J!NX all right, title, and interest in your Entry (including, without limitation, the copyright) in any and all media whether now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, anywhere in the world, with the right to make any and all uses thereof, including, without limitation, for purposes of advertising or trade.
- By submitting an Entry, you grant to J!NX and its affiliated companies the right, except where prohibited by law, to use your name, likeness, picture, address (city and state), voice, submission/Entry and written or oral statements, for advertising and promotional purposes in promoting or publicizing J!NX and its products or services, without compensation unless required by law. You shall have no right of approval, no claim to compensation, and no claim (including, without limitation, claims based on invasion of privacy, defamation, or right of publicity) arising out of any use, blurring, alteration, or use in composite form of your name, picture, likeness, address (city and state), or entry. The rights granted under this paragraph shall extend to J!NX and its affiliated companies with respect to all entrants in the Contest, including those entrants who are selected as Winners and those entrants who are not selected as Winners. J!NX is under no obligation to use the winning Entries for any purpose.
- The information that you provide in connection with the Contest may be used for J!NX’s internal purposes, to monitor and ensure the fairness and validity of the Contest, and to send you any prize won, but will not be provided to third parties without your consent, except as necessary for the administration of the Contest or as required by law or legal process.
4. Selection of Winner(s)/Prize(s).
- Winners will be determined in a two-part process:
- In the first part of the selection process, all valid Entries will be judged by J!NX on the basis and percentages of the following criteria: creativity (50%), image editing skill (50%). A “Qualified Entry” is an Entry that receives a minimum score of at least 70 out of a possible 100. The decision of the judge shall be final and binding in all regards.
- Subject to receipt of a sufficient number of Qualified Entries, J!NX will post the forty (40) highest-scoring Qualified Entries in the “Community” section of Jinx.com, on the Voting Start Date (as stated on the Entry Form at Jinx.com). (The number of entrants could vary significantly based upon the contest, but J!NX anticipates the number will usually be between 40-100.) These 40 Qualified Entries will be called “Finalists.” In the second part of the selection process, registered members at Jinx.com may vote on the Finalists. Voters may assign each Finalist a whole number score of 1 to 5 points. Voters may vote for some or all of the Finalists. Each registered member may vote for each Finalist only once, though registered members may change their votes at any time until the end of the Voting Period. The Finalist receiving the highest AVERAGE point total will be the Winner of the Contest. In the case of a tie, the winning entry, of the tying entries, will be decided by the highest total points received for that entry.
- J!NX will take efforts to assure the fairness and integrity of the voting process for all entrants. J!NX reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any votes that it determines, in its sole discretion, to have been cast by fraudulent means or in an attempt to unfairly influence the outcome of the voting, including but not limited to the registration of multiple member accounts by the same person, or that are generated or entered by non-human means, such as by a software script, robot, or other means. J!NX will maintain certain identifying information regarding voters, including the member account name and IP address of the computer from which the votes were cast. J!NX will maintain this information solely for the purposes of maintaining the integrity of the voting process, and will not be provided to third parties without your consent, except as necessary for the administration of the Contest or as required by law or legal process. J!NX will also use “cookies” to help eliminate multiple votes from the same individual.
- The Winner will be notified by telephone, mail, and/or email, and will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility within sixty (60) days of notification. The information in each Winner’s Affidavit of Eligibility must be correct and must be identical to the information provided in Winner's Entry or the Winner will be disqualified. If a Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize, fails to return the completed and executed documents required above, if a prize is returned as undeliverable or if a Winner fails to comply with any of the provisions of these rules, such Winner's prize will be forfeited.
- The Winner will receive 10,000 in J!NX gold for use at Jinx.com and 500 EXP points. The estimated retail value of said prize is $100.00. Second place (first runner-up) shall receive 500 in J!NX gold and 500 EXP points (approximate retail value of this prize: $5.00). Third place (second runner-up) shall receive 250 in J!NX gold and 250 EXP points (approximate retail value of total prize: $2.50). Fourth place (third runner-up) shall receive 100 in J!NX gold and 100 EXP points (approximate retail value: $1.00). In its discretion, J!NX may also award 100 J!NX gold and 100 EXP points (approximate retail value: $1.00) to an entry of their choice as a “J!NX Crew Award” and 5 EXP (no retail value) to an entry of their choice for the “WTF Award.” For both the “J!NX Crew Award” and the “WTF Award,” if provided, the selection process for the winner will be in the sole discretion of J!NX, and the winner will be decided by one or more J!NX employees.
NOTE: the use of J!NX Gold and EXP points are subject to the terms and conditions of use posted on the Jinx.com website.
Taxes, fees and all other charges, if any, are the sole responsibility of Winner. Please allow at least 6-8 weeks for prize delivery. J!NX may, but is under no obligation to use the Finalists’ or Winner’s Entries for any purpose.
- By accepting the prize, the Winner releases and discharges J!NX, affiliated companies and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and all their respective employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents from any liability or damage due in whole or in part to the award, acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize or from participation in this Contest. Prizes awarded in J!NX Gold are not redeemable for cash or substitutable for any other item by winners. J!NX reserves the right to substitute a comparable prize of like or greater value for any prize, or to pay winners a cash equivalent (the value of which shall be determined by J!NX in its sole discretion), for any reason.
- If, for reasons beyond J!NX’s control (including, but not limited to, tampering or computer virus infection), the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, J!NX, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest, without liability.
- All taxes (including, but not limited to, income taxes) are the sole responsibility of winners. Prize winners (and parent(s) or guardian(s) of prize winners under 18) may be required to execute (and have notarized) an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and Copyright Ownership Agreement, and/or a Publicity Release (the "Affidavit/Release") which must be returned to and received by Sponsor within sixty (60) days from winner’s receipt of the Affidavit/Release. Winners may also be required to send a copy of their passport, driver’s license or birth certificate as proof of age and residency. Non-compliance with any of these requirements may result in disqualification, in which case an alternate winner may be chosen. Return of prize, prize notification, Affidavit/Release as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. All entrants agree to comply fully with each provision in these Official Rules. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest and any person who does not comply with these Official Rules, will be ineligible for any prize(s) and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
5. Issues of Law.
All Federal, state and local laws and regulations are applicable. THE CALIFORNIA COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE CONTEST AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA SHALL GOVERN THE CONTEST. EACH ENTRANT WAIVES ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THOSE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMIT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS. The Contest is void where restricted or prohibited by law.
6. Your Release of J!NX From Any and All Liability.
Entrants agree that Contest Entities shall not be liable for losses or injuries of any kind resulting from: (i) acceptance/possession and/or use/misuse of prize(s), (ii) participation in the Contest, (iii) individual, joint or collective technical malfunctions of the telephone network and/or transmission line, computer on-line system, computer dating mechanism, computer equipment, hardware and/or software, or (iv) any delay or distortion of an Entry resulting from data transmissions that are garbled, incomplete, misdirected, lost, mutilated, delayed, corrupted, mechanically duplicated, illegible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. Each Entrants releases J!NX from any liability in connection with Entrant’s preparation or use of the Photo. Entrants also agree that the Contest Entities are not responsible or liable for any injury or damage to an entrant's or third person's computer related to or resulting from the Contest, the Entries and/or its prizes. The Contest Entities are not liable for damage to a user's computer system (including, without limitation, any server failure or lost, delayed or corrupted data or other malfunction) due, either directly or indirectly, to an entrant's participation in the Contest or downloading of information in connection with the Contest. The Sponsor reserves the right to modify or cancel the Contest in the event that any portion of any website used to administer any aspect of the Contest becomes technically corrupted.
7. How to Get More Information
- The screen name/alias of the Winner will be posted on the “Community” section at Jinx.com. To obtain the name of the Winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: J!NX Photo Tweakfest Contest, c/o Jinx, Inc. 12556 Kirkham Court, Suite 6, Poway, CA 92064 and in the corner of the envelope, label it “WINNER” and include the date on which the Voting Period ended. All winners’ list requests must be received by six months after the conclusion of the Voting Period. Questions regarding the Contest can be directed to support@Jinx.com.
- Copies of these Official Rules may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to J!NX Photo Tweakfest Contest, c/o Jinx, Inc. 12556 Kirkham Court, Suite 6, Poway, CA 92064 (WA and VT residents may omit return postage.) Requests for Official Rules must be received by the Submission Deadline. All times and dates in these Official Rules are Pacific Time.
I represent and warrant that all of the information set forth on this Entry is true and accurate in all respects, that the enclosed photo is original and is my sole work of authorship and does not infringe on the rights of others. I represent and warrant that I have read all of the Contest Rules, and I agree to comply with same. I represent and warrant that I am at least the age of majority in the jurisdiction where I reside. I will indemnify Jinx, Inc. from and against any claim inconsistent with any of the foregoing representations and warranties.