Acne Expert of the Year 2021 Official Rules

ACNE EXPERT OF THE YEAR 2021
OFFICIAL RULES

  1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  Skincare client participants also acknowledge and agree that no monetary compensation will be given for entry or participation in the “Acne Expert of the Year 2021” competition.
  2. ELIGIBILITY: Open to residents of the United States and the District of Columbia (except Rhode Island), eighteen (18) years of age and older as of November 3, 2021, except for employees of Face Reality, Inc. ("Sponsor"), and members of their immediate family or persons living in the same household. Each esthetician participant must be a licensed esthetician, lawfully practicing under the laws governing the state in which he/she is licensed, and said participant's license must be valid and not expired at all times.  An expired license will automatically disqualify entrant.  Esthetician participants must also be current and active Face Reality Acne Experts.  Participants' clients may have sought the advice of “other skincare professionals” with a valid license from the state of residence, however, that advice must have been utilized only in an advisory capacity only.  Such other skincare professionals are not eligible for participation in this competition or otherwise eligible for consideration for any prize award(s).  By entering the Acne Expert of the Year 2021 competition, participants accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Any violation of these rules may, at Sponsor’s discretion, result in disqualification. All decisions of the judges regarding this competition are final and binding in all respects.  This contest is void where prohibited by law.
  3. HOW TO ENTER:
    • Estheticians: Beginning on November 3, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time through December 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time, go to https://pros.facerealityskincare.com/pages/acne-expert-of-the-year to enter the Acne Expert of the Year 2021 competition and follow the on-screen entry instructions. Fill in all required information. You may submit up to three (3) client success stories, but all clients must be eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of your submission.  A photo ID and Esthetician license are required to complete registration and final entry.  Only one client may be listed per entry form, and all information and photos submitted must be particular to said client.  Use of any robotic, automatic, programmed, or similar entry method or entering more than the number of times permitted will void all entries and result in disqualification. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. Entrants represent and warrant that any and all submissions are truthful, are the original treatment protocols of such entrant for his/her client(s), have not been copied from others, and do not violate the rights of any other person or entity.  A signed Publicity Waiver must accompany registration entry forms.  Acceptance of a prize also constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use winner's name, likeness, and biographical information for marketing purposes without further compensation or right of approval, unless prohibited by law.  Entry forms missing required information will be deemed invalid and shall not be judged or otherwise evaluated further.  By entering this competition, you accept and agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final in all matters. 
    • Skincare Clients: Beginning on November 3, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time through December 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time, go to https://facerealityskincare.com/pages/acne-expert-of-the-year-2021 to enter your esthetician for the Acne Expert of the Year 2021 competition and follow the on-screen entry instructions. You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of your submission.  Fill in all required information (13 questions about yourself).  You will receive an email from Sponsor regarding your esthetician's nomination; forward this email to your esthetician so that he/she can complete the entry form.  The entry form must be completed by your esthetician to be accepted by Sponsor for consideration.  Entry forms missing required information will be deemed invalid and shall not be judged or otherwise evaluated further.  Use of any robotic, automatic, programmed, or similar entry method or entering more than the number of times permitted will void all entries and result in disqualification. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. You represent and warrant that any and all submissions are truthful, have not been copied from others, and do not violate the rights of any other person or entity.  A signed Publicity Waiver must accompany your entry form.  Acceptance of a prize also constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use winner's name, likeness, and biographical information for marketing purposes without further compensation or right of approval, unless prohibited by law.  By entering this competition, you accept and agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final in all matters.
  4. JUDGING CRITERIA:
    • Each entry will consist of a total of up to twenty-nine (29) questions regarding participant, participant's business, and participant's featured client. Participants will be scored based upon the information provided, however, scoring shall be based on the following criteria:
      • Esthetician's knowledge of products used.
      • Documentation quality of treatment results.
      • Adequacy of photos and/or videos. (Videos are not required, but may be submitted at the election of the participant in addition to or in lieu of photographic submissions.  See "Photo Submission Requirements," below, for further details regarding photographic submissions.)
      • Quality of client progression during treatment term occurring in 2021.
      • Esthetician's understanding of the client's Fitz/skin/acne type and severity.
      • Esthetician's ability to explain treatment protocols.
      • Relatable client and Acne Expert story.
      • Esthetician's alignment with Face Reality’s “Better Together” messaging.
      • Esthetician's preparedness to step into the role as ambassador for Sponsor in publications and various media promotions.
      • Adherence to these Official Rules.
    • Photo Submission Requirements: Photos must be in JPG or PNG format.  Photos must be original and unedited.  Photos must be titled with the Esthetician's Name, Client Name and Date photo was taken (or estimated date if needed).  Example: JaneDoe_WandaDoe10.13.2021.  Each participant must provide, at a minimum, one (1) “before” and “after” photo set of his/her client. Each before and after photo set must contain at least two (2) photos, one front view and one of each side (profile) view. Any additional before/after photo sets and videos submitted are supplementary to your mandatory submission photo set and are not required for your competition entry to be considered complete. Notwithstanding the foregoing, participants must have full ownership and/or usage rights to any photos and videos submitted. 
    • All entries will be scored by judges selected by Sponsor from its internal departments. The winner will be the participant who receives highest score across all judging criteria.  Five additional finalists will be selected based upon their ranking by score.  Each client of the winner and finalists will be automatically selected as a winner or finalist, as applicable.  Scoring information is confidential and proprietary and will not be released. Decisions of the judges are final.  In the event of a tie, Additional information may be requested to help determine a winner. The contact information provided in a participant's entry form may be used to contact said participant for such additional information.
    • Winners shall include one (1) Acne Expert of the Year and one (1) client of the Acne Expert of the Year, as well as five (5) esthetician finalists and five (5) clients. Winners will be announced in mid-February 2022.  Potential winners will be notified by email and/or telephone call and must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility to claim any prize awarded within five (5) business days of the date notice is sent or such other date set by Sponsor. Failure to respond within the applicable time period will result in forfeiture of prize and Sponsor shall have the option to award the prize to an alternate winner. The return of any prize notification or prize as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected.  
  5. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By entering Acne Expert of the Year 2021 competition, entrants waive all right to, and hold Sponsor and its vendors and/or contractors harmless from, any claim, liability, loss, damage (including punitive, incidental, and consequential damages), or expense (including attorneys' fees) arising out of or in connection with participation in this competition or the acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. Sponsor will not be responsible for: late, incomplete, or incorrect entries; an entrant's failure to receive prize notices due to entrant's spam, junk e-mail, or other security settings or for entrants' provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information; technical, hardware, or software malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled, or delayed electronic communications whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or used in this competition; by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this competition; or any typographical, technological, or other error in the publishing of the offer, administration of the competition, or announcement of the prize[s]. If, in the Sponsor's opinion, there is such an error, or there is any suspected evidence of tampering with any portion of the competition, or if technical difficulties (including viruses and bugs) compromise the integrity of the competition, Sponsor reserves the right to, in its sole discretion, cancel or modify this competition in a manner deemed appropriate by Sponsor. In the event of termination, winners will be selected from among all eligible entries received as of date of termination. In the event a dispute arises as to the identity of a potentially winning entrant, entries will be declared made by the name on the online entry form.
  6. PRIZES: Prizes consist of only those items specifically listed as part of the prize category. Prizes are non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All prizes will be awarded. If a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by selecting the next highest scoring entrant from among all remaining eligible entries.  All income taxes resulting from acceptance of a prize are the responsibility of winner/finalists/clients.
    • Prize for Acne Expert of the Year 2021: $500.00 in product credit on pros.facerealityskincare.com; one (1) Celluma Pro Panel ($1,795 retail value); one (1) box set of Clean Skin Club towels ($20 retail value); one (1) pair of Saian Ice Globes ($95 retail value); inclusion in the Face Reality Skincare 2022 Ambassador program; one (1) swag box full of Face Reality Items (contents to be determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor, $200 retail value); and, Acne Expert will be pitched for local and national press features, and inclusion in relevant trade publications. Total prize value: $2,610.00.
    • Prize for Acne Expert of the Year 2021 client: one (1) complete home care product supply throughout 2022 (products provided as advised by Acne Expert, $1,500 retail value); one (1) LightStim® handheld LED ($269 retail value); one (1) box of Clean Skin Club towels ($20 retail value); and, limited-edition Face Reality Skincare Merchandise ($70 merchandise).  Total prize value:  $1,859.00.
    • Prize for Acne Expert of the Year 2021 finalists: $250.00 in product credit on pros.facerealityskincare.com; one (1) Celluma Pro Panel ($1,795 retail value), one (1) box set of Clean Skin Club towels ($20 retail value); one (1) pair of Saian Ice Globes ($95 retail value); limited-edition Face Reality Skincare merchandise ($100 retail value); and, finalists will be pitched for local and national press features. Total prize value:  $2,260.00.
    • Prize for Acne Expert of the Year 2021 finalists clients: one (1) complete home care routine (products provided as advised by Acne Expert, $200 retail value); one (1) LightStim® handheld LED ($269 retail value); one (1) box of Clean Skin Club towel ($20 retail value); and limited-edition Face Reality Skincare Merchandise ($100 retail value).  Total prize value: $589.00.
  7. CHOICE OF LAW AND FORUM: Entrant agrees that all matters arising out of or relating to this competition and these Official Rules are governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of California, without giving effect to any of its conflict of laws provisions thereof. Entrant further agrees that any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of or relating to this competition and these Official Rules shall be brought exclusively in the applicable federal or state courts located in San Francisco, California.
  8. PUBLICITY: By entering this competition or nominating an esthetician to participate in this competition, participants agree that Sponsor may use any information submitted (including likeness and image) for its marketing purposes.  Esthetician participants agree that all submitted treatment protocols and photos shall be deemed the final property of Face Reality, Inc., and esthetician participants further agree to extend publishing rights to Face Reality, Inc., whereby their treatment protocols and photos may be published at a later date as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
  9. PRIVACY: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on https://pros.facerealityskincare.com/pages/privacy-policy (esthetician) and https://facerealityskincare.com/pages/privacy-policy (skincare clients).  
  10. SPONSOR: Face Reality, Inc., 730 Camino Ramon, Suite 200, Danville, CA 94526.
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