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12 Ambassadors. 6 Finalists. 3 Winners
When it comes to describing how Obagi® products can help transform a person’s appearance, nobody says it better than our fans. The Obagi Ambassador Program gives real users the opportunity to tell their Obagi success story for a chance to represent the brand they love while inspiring others to put their best face forward.
After receiving countless entries of inspiring transformation stories over the past year, we’ve selected 12 monthly winners who best exemplified the brand.
Thanks to the Obagi community’s votes, we’re narrowing down the finalists for the grand prize. We’re tallying up the votes, so stay tuned to see who were named our Obagi Ambassadors of the Year. In the meantime, see all Ambassadors.
Ambassador Prizes & Responsibilities
- Monthly winners will receive an Obagi gift basket valued at $600*
- If you’re chosen as an Ambassador of the Year, you’ll also receive a 3-day spa getaway for 2 valued at approximately $3,000
See the Official Rules and Regulations for details.
Obagi Ambassadors are unique individuals who represent what the Obagi brand is all about and have great influence on the Obagi community. If you are selected to be an official Obagi Ambassador, your responsibilities may include:
- Attending an Obagi-sponsored event or party
- Writing a blog post to be published on obagi.com
- Participating in social media conversations and contributing content
- Participating in online chats
- Attending local live patient events
- Charity/volunteer work
* Prescription products are excluded.
Official Rules & Regulations
The Obagi “Ambassador 2014” Contest/Sweepstakes (“Contest”) is intended for legal residents of the United States of America and D.C. only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to the laws of the State of California.
SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR: The Contest is sponsored by OMP, Inc., 3760 Kilroy Airport Way, Suite 500, Long Beach, CA 90806 (the “Sponsor”) and administered by American Sweepstakes & Promotion Co., Inc., 300 State St. Suite 402, Rochester, NY 14614 (the “Administrator”).
ELIGIBILITY: To enter, you must be a permanent, legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who is physically located and residing therein, and you must have the age of majority in your state of residence at the time of entry. Employees, officers, directors, and representatives of the Sponsor, GA Communication, the Administrator, and any other person or entity associated with the Contest, and any of their respective parent companies, affiliates, franchisees, licensees, distributors, agents, suppliers, subsidiaries, retailers, advertising/promotion agencies, successors and assigns (collectively, “Released Parties”) and members of the Released Parties’ immediate families (parents, siblings, children and spouse, regardless of where they reside) and household members of each Released Party (whether or not related) are not eligible to participate in this Contest. Your eligibility to win a Prize (as defined below) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein and abiding by these Official Rules. All U.S. federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. This Contest is void outside of the United States and the District of Columbia, and where otherwise prohibited or restricted by law.
AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: By participating, those who enter the Contest (“Entrants”) agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. Winning a Prize (as defined below) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
HOW TO ENTER: The Submission Period of the Contest will begin at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on October 2, 2013 and end at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on September 30, 2014 (“Submission Period”). The Sponsor’s database clock is the official time-keeping device for the Contest. If you are eligible to enter the Contest, you may do so by visiting obagi.com/patients/community/ambassador-program (the “Website”). At the Website, follow the links and directions to complete the Contest registration form. The Contest registration form will require you to provide the following information: your full name, birthdate, gender, and personal email address (collectively, “Entry Information”). The Entry Information must be that of the individual who completed the act of physically entering the Contest. All Entry Information must be complete, valid, and accurate to enter and to be eligible to win. Incomplete Entries (as defined below) will automatically be disqualified.
After registration, submit/upload a story (not to exceed 500 words in length), along with a photo of yourself and/or video (not to exceed 3 minutes in length), which explain why you would make a good Obagi Ambassador (the “Theme”). Submitting a Theme-applicable story, a photo of yourself and/or video is a mandatory part of entry. Upon completing the registration form and submission of a Theme-applicable story and/or video, you will be deemed to have submitted one (1) Contest Entry (the “Entry”). All Entries must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. ET on September 30, 2014. Limit two (2) Entries per person per email address (one Entry per person per six months during the Submission Period). Each Contest Entry will be eligible to win a Contest Prize (if selected by the Judges listed below) for six (6) months after submission of the Entry.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS: Once submitted, an Entry cannot be deleted, canceled or modified. If an Entrant submits an essay/video that is not Theme-related, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, the Entry will be disqualified. The Entrant is responsible for all costs associated with editing and uploading the Entry. In the event that more than one of exactly the same essay, photo and/or video are submitted, only the first submission received shall be accepted.
In order to be eligible, Entries must actually be received by Sponsor during the Submission Period. Entries received by Sponsor before the start of the Submission Period or after the end of the Submission Period will be deemed VOID. Proof of submitting a Contest Entry form online will not be deemed by Sponsor to constitute proof of actual receipt by Sponsor of an Entry for purposes of this Contest. Those who do not follow all of the instructions, do not provide the required information in their Entry form, or do not abide by these Official Rules or other instructions of Sponsor may be disqualified. All Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or using any e-mail address other than the Entrant’s or any other website, including, without limitation, commercial promotion, subscription, notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified. Your submission of an Entry constitutes your representation of eligibility, consent to participate in Contest and consent for Sponsor to obtain, use, and transfer your name, address, photograph and other information for the purpose of Contest administration.
Each Entrant represents and warrants that his or her submitted entry is the original work of the Entrant, has not been previously published, has not won previous awards, and does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity and that such Entry has been created in a legal and safe manner. If the Entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the Entrant or provided by the Sponsor, and/or are subject to the rights of third parties, the Entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the Entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Entry by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, name and likeness releases for any person who appears in or is identifiable in the Entry (collectively, the “Clearances”). By submitting an Entry, Entrant warrants and represents that he or she consents to the submission and use of the Entry in the Contest.
Entries may not contain any image or depiction of the following: (i) materials which include or constitute trademarks, trade names or copyrighted works created or owned by any person or entity other than Entrant or for which the Entrant has obtained owner’s written permission to use (Sponsor’s discretion); (ii) materials bearing profanities, or bearing the name or likeness of any celebrity, living or dead; (iii) materials which contain visible identifiable or potentially identifiable information, including but not limited to, phone numbers, website links, street addresses, e-mail addresses or license plate numbers; (iv) inappropriate behavior for a general audience; (v) any depiction of real or simulated sexual acts; (vi) violence in any form; (vii) materials which violate anyone’s reasonable privacy expectations, violate any known agreement, or which are defamatory in nature; (viii) materials which are derogatory to Sponsor, or any affiliated entity or person; (ix) materials which are discriminatory based on race, religion, national origin, physical disability, age, sex, or sexual orientation or preference; (x) materials in which any person identifiably appears unless Entrant has obtained the Clearances or other appropriate written releases from such person granting all rights required herein; and, (xi) materials which do not comply with all other requirements in these Official Rules. Entries that do not conform to these guidelines will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to reject or disqualify any Entry which Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, determines to be inconsistent with the letter or spirit of the Official Rules or potentially damaging to its, the Contest’s, or another’s image or reputation.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: If for any reason the operation or administration of this Contest is impaired or incapable of running as planned, including but not limited to: (a) infection by computer virus, bugs, (b) tampering, unauthorized intervention, (c) fraud, (d) technical failures, or (e) any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award the applicable Contest Prizes using all non-suspect eligible Entries received as of, or after (if applicable) this cancellation, termination, modification or suspension date, or in any manner that is fair and equitable and best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any individual deemed to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or Sponsor’s Website; or (b) acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an e-mail address, the winning Entry will be declared to be the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of Entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Contest, Entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any claim, loss, damage or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any Prize, including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors that may prevent an Entrant from submitting an Entry; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (c) printing errors; (d) errors in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (e) injury, death, or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt of any Prize. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries. Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or Entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to the Entrant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Contest or downloading any materials in this Contest. Entrant further agrees that in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
CONTEST WINNER DETERMINATION/NOTIFICATION: Following the conclusion of each month during the Submission Period, the Sponsor will commence the Judging Period of the Contest. During this time, each Entry will be reviewed by a qualified judge or panel of judges appointed by the Sponsor. Each Entry will be judged based on the clear relationship between the submission and the following criteria:
- Uniqueness (25%)
- Quality and creativity of the essay/video (50%)
- Title and story (25%)
Twelve (12) Monthly Contest Winners will be selected based on the judges’ scoring/ranking according to the aforementioned criteria (one Winner per calendar month of the Submission Period). The potential Monthly Contest Winners will each be contacted and qualified (via email) by the Sponsor on or about the 20th day of the month.
The Public Voting Period of the Contest will begin at 12:00:01 a.m. ET on November 12, 2014 and end at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on December 2, 2014 (the “Public Voting Period”). Entries from the twelve (12) Monthly Contest Winners will be posted on the Website during the Public Voting Period and made available for voting. During the Public Voting Period, the general public will be invited to visit the Website, complete a voter registration form, and vote for their favorite/most deserving Monthly Contest Winner. By doing so, they will automatically be entered into the Obagi Ambassador SWEEPSTAKES. Upon completing the voter registration form and voting for a Monthly Contest Winner, the voter will be deemed to have submitted one (1) vote and one (1) corresponding SWEEPSTAKES entry. Limit one (1) vote/SWEEPSTAKES entry per person per day. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any vote(s)/voter(s) deemed to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the voting process; (b) submitting more than the maximum number of votes allowed per day; or (c) violating these Official Rules in any way. The six (6) Monthly Contest Winners with the highest number of total votes at the end of the Public Voting Period will be considered the Contest Finalists (“Contest Finalists”).
2014 Ambassadors will be determined in December 2014. Following the conclusion of the Public Voting Period, the Sponsor will review the entries of each of the Contest Finalists. Based on the aforementioned judging criteria, the Sponsor (and appointed judge(s)) will select three (3) Contest Grand Prize Winners. All decisions of the Sponsor (and appointed judge(s)) are final and binding. The Contest Grand Prize Winners will each be contacted by the Administrator via phone on or about December 5, 2014.
CONTEST PRIZES & PRIZE CONDITIONS: There will be twelve (12) Monthly Contest Prizes and three (3) Contest Grand Prizes (each, a “Contest Prize”) awarded throughout the Contest. Each Monthly Contest Winner, upon the Administrator’s verification of eligibility, will receive a gift basket of Obagi® products. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the each Monthly Contest Prize is $599.00.
Each Contest Grand Prize Winner, upon the Administrator’s verification of eligibility, will receive a 3-day/2-night spa getaway in Southern California (the “Location”) including (a) two (2) roundtrip standard economy airfare tickets from a major commercial airport in the United States, near the Contest Grand Prize Winner’s primary residence and the Location, as determined by Sponsor (Sponsor reserves the right to substitute ground transportation for air transportation if a Contest Grand Prize Winner resides within 150 miles of the Location), (b) hotel accommodations for two (2) nights (one double occupancy room and room tax only), and (c) meals throughout the hotel stay. The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the total prize package is $3,000 which will vary depending upon points of departure and destination and seasonal fluctuation of hotel rates and airfares. All other expenses not specifically mentioned herein, including but not limited to, airport taxes and fees, baggage fees, ground transportation not specifically delineated, food, beverages, additional hotel amenities or fees and gratuities, are the responsibility of Contest Grand Prize Winner and traveling companion. Sponsor is not responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air transportation carriers, hotels or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations necessitated by same. Sponsor shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage and/or personal property. If actual value of prize is lower than the stated ARV when prize is procured and fulfilled, then the difference will not be awarded. Travel, hotel and other accommodations subject to availability. Contest Grand Prize Winner and traveling companion must travel on same itinerary. Certain blackout dates and material restrictions may apply.
The total Contest Prize Pool equals $16,188.00. All other expenses not specifically mentioned herein are the responsibility of Contest Prize Winners. No substitution or transfer of any Contest Prize will be permitted. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to substitute a Contest Prize with another prize of equal or greater value in the event that any of the aforementioned Contest Prizes are not available.
By accepting a Contest Prize, the Prize Winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the Contest Prize in question. Each Contest Prize Winner will each be required to sign and return to the Administrator, within seven (7) calendar days of the date of notice or attempted notice is sent, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability & Publicity Release in order to claim his/her Contest Prize. Note: The Affidavit sent to each potential Contest Grand Prize Winner will require that the Winner provide his or her Social Security Number to the Administrator, which will be used solely for tax reporting purposes. All Contest Prize Winners will be responsible for all local, state, and federal taxes associated with the receipt of their Contest Prize. Contest Grand Prize Winners must note that the value of the accepted Contest Prize is taxable as income and an IRS Form 1099 will be filed in the name of each Contest Grand Prize Winner for the value of the Contest Prize, and Winners will be solely responsible for all matters relating to the Contest Prize after it is awarded. If a Contest Prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to the potential Contest Winner, or if a potential Contest Winner cannot be reached via email within three (3) business days from the first notification attempt, or if potential Contest Winner fails to return requisite document(s) within the specified time period, or if the potential Contest Winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then such person shall be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate Winner may be selected.
SWEEPSTAKES WINNER DETERMINATION/NOTIFICATION: The SWEEPSTAKES Prize Winners will be randomly selected in twenty-one (21) separate daily prize drawings following each day of the Public Voting Period. Each daily SWEEPSTAKES Prize drawing will be conducted from among all eligible SWEEPSTAKES entries received the day prior. Each SWEEPSTAKES Prize drawing will be performed by the Administrator, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this SWEEPSTAKES. Ten (10) Sweepstakes Prize Winners will be selected in each of the twenty-one (21) daily prize drawings, for a total of 210 total SWEESPTAKES Winners. Odds of winning a SWEEPSTAKES Prize will depend on the total number of eligible SWEEPSTAKES entries received on the day in question. SWEEPSTAKES entries are only eligible for the drawing of the date of entry and will not roll over into subsequent daily prize drawings. All SWEEPSTAKES Prize Winners will be notified by the Sponsor via email, USPS mail, or other home delivery service of the Sponsor’s choice.
SWEEPSTAKES PRIZES & PRIZE CONDITIONS: There will be two hundred ten (210) SWEEPSTAKES Prizes (each a “SWEEPSTAKES Prize,” and together with the Contest Prizes, the “Prizes”) awarded throughout the Public Voting Period. Each SWEEPSTAKES Prize Winner will receive an Obagi product with a value up to $100. Thus, the total SWEEPSTAKES Prize Pool will be $21,000. All other expenses not specifically mentioned herein are the responsibility of the SWEEPSTAKES Prize Winners. If the actual value of a SWEEPSTAKES Prize is lower than the stated ARV when the prize is procured and fulfilled, then the difference will not be awarded. No substitution or transfer of SWEEPSTAKES Prizes will be permitted. The Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a SWEEPSTAKES Prize with another prize of equal or greater value in the event that the aforementioned SWEEPSTAKES Prize is not available. If a SWEEPSTAKES Prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to a potential Winner, or if a potential Winner cannot be reached within three (3) calendar days from the first notification attempt, or if a potential Winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then such person shall be disqualified and an alternate Winner will be selected for the prize at issue.
MISCELLANEOUS: By accepting a Contest Prize, where permitted by law, the Contest Prize Winners grant to the Released Parties and those acting pursuant to the authority of Sponsor and the Released Parties (which grant will be confirmed in writing upon Sponsor’s request), the right to print, publish, broadcast and use worldwide IN ALL MEDIA without limitation at any time the Contest Prize Winner’s full name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, essay, video entry or portions thereof and/or biographical information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further payment or additional consideration, and without review, approval or notification.
IN NO EVENT WILL RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF, ANY PRIZE (CONTEST PRIZE OR SWEEPSTAKES PRIZE).
By participating, Entrants release and agree to hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all liability for any injuries, death or losses or damages to persons or property AS WELL AS CLAIMS/ACTIONS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, AND/OR INVASION OF PRIVACY that may arise from participating in this Contest or its related activities or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of, or any harm resulting from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of, the Prizes. The Prize Winners also acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prizes.
DISPUTES: Except where prohibited by law, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of California. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.
WINNERS LIST REQUEST: To request confirmation of the name, city, and state of each Prize Winner, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, by December 31, 2014, to: ASC/OBAGI “Ambassador 2014” Contest Winners List Request, 300 State St., Suite 402, Rochester, NY 14614.
This Contest may not be published elsewhere without written permission from Sponsor, which may be withheld or granted in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Genuine Obagi products are available only through physicians, medical spas, and other skin care professionals.