The Zoe Report’s #BeautyHero Instagram Contest

Official Giveaway Rules

(No Purchase Necessary)




SPONSOR: “The Zoe Report’s #BeautyHero Instagram Contest”(each, a “Giveaway”) is sponsored by Zoe Media Group LLC d/b/a ZoeMG (owner and operator of, having an address of 8380 Melrose Avenue 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, California 90069 (the “Sponsor”).

ELIGIBILITY: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A purchase from The Zoe Report will not improve your chances of winning.  This Giveaway is open only to individuals who are permanent legal residents of the United States of America (defined for purposes of these Official Giveaway Rules as the 50 states (excluding Rhode Island) and the District of Columbia) who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.  The following individuals are not eligible:  employees, contractors, directors and officers of Sponsor and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, web designers, judges, representatives, agents and advertising and promotion agencies and any other entity involved in the development or administration of this Giveaway, and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling or “step” of each) or household members (those persons whether related or not who live in the same residence for at least three months during the twelve-month period preceding the start date of the Giveaway). Void where prohibited by law. All applicable federal, state and local laws apply.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter, you must complete all of the following steps between 12:01 a.m. P.D.T. on Wednesday 7/16/14 and 11:59 p.m. P.D.T. on Wednesday 7/30/14: (1) post a picture of a person who inspires your beauty routine (“beauty icon”) or a beauty product you can’t live without on your account for Twitter® and/or Instagram® (the “Post”); and (2) list the hashtag “#BeautyHero” with your Post; and (3) list the handle @thezoereport in your entry. Additional terms apply to a winner claiming a prize, as set forth below.

There is a limit of one (1) entry per person.  Incomplete entries are ineligible.  Normal time, toll, connection and usage rates, if any, charged by your Internet service provider will apply. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.  No correspondence will be entered into except with the selected winner.  No photocopied, computer-generated, facsimiles, mechanically reproduced, or mass entries permitted.  By entering the Giveaway in accordance with the entry process described above, you will be agreeing that your Post and any other information collected in connection with the Giveaway may be used by Zoe Media Group in accordance with ZoeMG’s Privacy Policy, a current copy of which can be found here:  All information provided by you in connection with this Giveaway is being transmitted to Sponsor.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing, information collected from you will only be used for direct marketing purposes if you consent to use of your information in such manner. Sponsor expressly reserve the right to disqualify any entries that they believe in good faith are generated by an automated program or via scripts. Additional personal information may be collected by Twitter® and Instagram® and will be subject to their respective privacy policies, current copies of which can be found at and  Sponsor reserves the right to suspend “The Zoe Report’s #BeautyHero Instagram Contest” Giveaway at the end of any particular Entry Period.

PRIZES: At the end of the Entry Period, five (5) winners will be selected from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period by judges selected by the Sponsor (who may be employees or representatives of Sponsor) to each receive a prize of one (1) $100 gift card to Sephora. Total Retail Value of all of the prizes per Entry Period is $500. Decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Giveaway. All prizes will be awarded. In no event shall the Sponsor be obligated to award more prizes than the number of prizes stated in these Official Giveaway Rules. No prize substitution, cash substitution, or assignment or transfer of prizes is permitted, except by the Sponsor because of unavailability, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. Winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of the prize.  If required by law, Sponsor will issue to winner an I.R.S. Form 1099 for the retail prize value for tax reporting purposes.  Entrants are encouraged to print out a copy of these Official Giveaway Rules for future reference.  Alternatively, a copy of these Official Giveaway Rules can be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope (residents of VT and WA may omit return postage) to: “The Zoe Report’s #BeautyHero Instagram Contest” Official Giveaway Rules, ZoeMG, 8380 Melrose Avenue 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, California 90069.

JUDGING AND SELECTION OF WINNER: Entries will be judged by judges selected and appointed by Sponsor based on the following judging criteria:

  1. artistic merit;
  2. creativity;
  3. communication of the Contest theme; and
  4. whether the submission adheres to these Rules.

Sponsor reserves the right to select and appoint alternate judges at any time, at its sole discretion.  Decisions of the judges are final and binding.  Upon the selection of the winners, the winners will be notified by Sponsor with a comment on their respective Post on Instagram® or Twitter®, notifying such winner that they won and to claim their prize, they must e-mail [email protected] within three (3) business days of Sponsor’s notice. Upon receipt of a winner’s e-mail, Sponsor shall send a response e-mail stating that winner must comment on a specific post of Sponsor’s to confirm winner’s username on Instagram® or Twitter®.  Subject to the foregoing, in the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting the entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the e-mail account is registered. The Giveaway will be conducted under the supervision of the Sponsor. The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all matters relating to this Giveaway. Sponsor reserves the right to determine the method of notification. Winner must claim the prize within three (3) business days after the date of notification of the award of such prize. A Giveaway winner’s failure to respond to the prize notification within such three (3) business days will be considered such Giveaway winner’s forfeiture of the prize and an alternate winner may be selected from the pool of eligible entries. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries. Sponsor ships prizes directly to the e-mail and/or mailing address provided by winner following notification that winner submitted the winning entry. Each entry submitted in response to the Giveaway and in accordance with the Official Giveaway Rules will constitute an official entry. Duplicate entries will be void. All entries become the property of the Sponsor.  To receive a complete list of winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (residents of VT and WA may omit return postage) to: Prize Fulfillment, ZoeMG, 8380 Melrose Avenue 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, California 90069. Requests received more than thirty (30) days after the end of the Giveaway will not be honored.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: By registering for the Giveaway and/or submitting an entry, you agree explicitly that all components of your Post are original creations. Any intellectual property infringement, misuse or plagiarism of another’s work in any form or state will result in immediate disqualification and forfeiture of eligibility to receive all awards, recognition and prizes. You also agree to allow Sponsor to make public statements regarding any disqualifications and any grounds for disqualification. All intellectual property and intellectual property rights in any entries that belonged to you will remain with you; provided, however, by registering for the Giveaway and/or submitting an entry, you grant to Sponsor a worldwide, non-exclusive right and license to use, print, copy, modify, distribute, promote and publicly display your Post and any other submission materials for any purpose in connection with the Giveaway, including without limitation (a) press and media communications; and (b) display on the Sponsor’s Web sites and/or social media pages, without any compensation to you. You also agree to participate in any media or promotional activity regarding the Giveaway.  If you are a winner of this Giveaway, you agree that Sponsor may use your name and likeness to administer and promote the Giveaway and to conduct media interviews and promotional events.  You further agree that Sponsor shall not have any liability whatsoever for any unauthorized copying or reproduction of any Post or material submitted thereon by you in connection with the Giveaway.

GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES: By entering or accepting a prize in the Giveaway, you agree to be bound by these Official Giveaway Rules, which shall be final and binding in all respects, and to conform to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.  This Giveaway is subject to all federal, state and local laws.  Void where prohibited.  An entrant or winner may be disqualified from the Giveaway if he or she fails to comply with each provision of these Official Giveaway Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Unless prohibited by applicable law, your entry constitutes your permission to use your name, photograph, likeness, voice, address (city and state) and testimonials in all media, in perpetuity, in any manner Sponsor deems appropriate for publicity purposes without any further compensation to you. Participation in the Giveaway is at your own risk. Sponsor shall not be liable for: (1) failed, returned or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner on the Giveaway entry form; (2) entries and responses to winner notifications which are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient in whole or in part or for computer or technical error of any kind; (3) any electronic miscommunications or failures, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit an entrant’s ability to participate in the Giveaway; (4) any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions or other failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical or technical in nature, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from downloading any part of this Giveaway; (5) any warranty of fitness or merchantability of any prize or the function or operation thereof, which shall be the sole responsibility of the manufacturer of the prize; or (6) any act or omission at any event included as part of any prize. Sponsor does not make any, and hereby disclaim any and all, representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding any prize, which is awarded “as is.” When applicable, the winner may be required to execute and return to Sponsor within five (5) business days an I.R.S. Form W-9, an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release to be eligible for the prize or an alternate winner will be selected.  Winner may be asked to provide Sponsor with proof that the selected winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry.  Winner may be required to furnish proof of identity, address and birth date in order to receive a prize. By entering, an entrant agrees to release and hold harmless (x) Sponsor and its parent, subsidiaries and affiliated entities, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents, and representatives from any damage, injury, death, loss, claim, action, demand, or other liability (collectively, “Claims”) that may arise from their acceptance, possession and/or use of any prize or their participation in this promotion, or from any misuse or malfunction of any prize awarded, regardless of whether such Claims, or knowledge of the facts constituting such Claims, exist at the time of entry or arise at any time thereafter and (y) Twitter® and Instagram® and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated entities and their respective directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents and representatives from any Claims that may arise out of this Giveaway in any way.  To the maximum extent permitted by law, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and its parent, subsidiaries and affiliated entities, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents and representative from any Claims resulting from any act, default or omission by you and/or a breach of any of these Official Giveaway Rules.  Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Giveaway will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Giveaway Rules in any way or at any time. If for any reason the computerized and Internet portion of this Giveaway is incapable of running as planned because of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, strike, act of God, or any other cause beyond the control of Sponsor, Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion and without obligation or prior notice, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Giveaway.  In such event, Sponsor may conduct a drawing to award the prize using all eligible entries received as of the time of cancellation, termination, modification or suspension.  In the event of cancellation or suspension, Sponsor shall promptly post a notice on the Giveaway entry page to such effect. This Giveaway shall be governed by California law. By participating in this Giveaway, entrants agree that California courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Giveaway and that venue shall be only in Los Angeles, California.

This Giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter® or Instagram®.