TERMS OF CONTEST

The Signature Sauces Recipe Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by SSS Of Parma, Ltd., an Ohio limited liability company d/b/a Signature Sauces, having an address of 7169 E Pleasant Valley Rd, Independence, OH 44131 (“Signature Sauces” or “Sponsor”), and Poiema Brands LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, having an address of 2910 Nature Nate Farms, McKinney, TX 75071 (“Poiema” or “Co-Sponsor”).

PRIZE STRUCTURE:

• Four (4) Pasta Sauce Winners: $1000 per winner

• Two (2) Soup Winners: $1000 per winner

• Two (2) Barbecue Sauce Winners: $1000 per winner

• Two (2) Salsa Winner: $1000 per winner


ENTRY PERIOD:
The Contest starts at 12:00:01 AM Central Time on June 21, 2019 and eligible contestants may submit entries until 11:59:59 PM Central Time on August 15, 2019 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted after the Entry Period will be deemed ineligible to win. The Contest ends on August 15, 2019. The period between June 21, 2019 and August 15, 2019 is referred to in the Rules as the “Contest Period.”

ELIGIBILITY:
The Contest is open only to individuals, eighteen (18) years or older at time of entry, who are legal residents of the United States residing in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia at the time of contest entry. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void in Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions, and where prohibited by law.

Employees of Sponsor or Co-Sponsor and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries or agents, their immediate families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse and grandparents), and those domiciled with any of the foregoing are not eligible.

ENTRY:
isit the Contest web page, www.ssrecipecontest.com. Each entrant will be required to fill out the Entry Form and submit an original recipe (“Recipe”).


THE RECIPE MUST:

 • Include detailed, step-by-step preparation instructions

 • List each ingredient in exact common U.S. household measurements and order of use in making the Recipe

 • Indicate cooking times and number of servings

 • Ingredients list must be 15 ingredients or less

 • Ingredients must be easy to find in grocery stores or online and not cost prohibitive (so no edible gold guys)

 • Recipe must not use brand names in recipe

 • Submit a photo of their recipe and a photo of you

 • Fit within one of the four categories and sub categories, listed below. Those who do not mention what category/sub-category they are submitting to will be disqualified.

 • Include a short snippet or detail of the recipe, and mention if it came from a family recipe or why it fits within a certain region of the United States


PASTA SAUCE:
The pasta sauce group will have four categories available for submission:

 • Garlic

 • Marinara

 • Meat

 • Unique – a unique spin on pasta sauce such as a special ingredient or twist from a specific region


BARBECUE SAUCE:
The barbecue sauce group will have two categories available for submission:

 • Tomato-based

 • Other (such as vinegar, mustard, etc.)


SOUP:
The soup group will have two categories available for submission:

 • Broth-Based

 • Cream-Based


SALSA:
The salsa group will have two categories available for submission:

 • Spicy

 • Mild


Recipes will be based off the following criteria:

 • Fifty percent (50%) - Taste

 • Twenty-five percent (25%) – Tribute to their recipe creation or the story and tradition of the recipe

 • Twenty-five percent (25%) – Ease of recipe/adherence to guidelines



NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.

If a Recipe contains a brand name product or a trademark not owned by entrant, Sponsor may disqualify the Recipe or, at its sole discretion, remove the brand name or trademark from the Recipe prior to judging without notice to entrant. The Recipe must be an original recipe that was created by the person entering the Contest (or who can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, was created by a close family member or friend and submitted with their approval, if available) and cannot have previously won a contest or other promotion relating to the Recipe. Recipe must not have been previously published, must not be awaiting publication, nor may be submitted for publication consideration during the Contest Period.

HOW TO ENTER:
You may only enter electronically. All information provided by entrant must be complete, true and correct. Submissions to the Contest must be received by August 15, 2019 at 11:59:59 p.m. Central Time in order to be eligible; Recipes received after that date will be deemed ineligible to win. All submitted Recipes (including Photos) become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned; Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, inaccurate, incomplete, damaged, illegible, or misdirected entries. Each Recipe must be submitted on an individual basis (i.e., no team, joint, or corporate entries) and all components of the Recipe (including Photos) must be the original creation of the submitting entrant. Only non-commercial work may be submitted. Recipes may not contain profanity, nudity, pornographic images, violent images, anti-competition messages, illegal material, or material that violates the rights of third parties. Recipes may not include confidential information, trade secrets, trademarks or copyrighted material belonging to any person or entity other than the entrant absent a suitable license or permission agreement, with rights to grant sublicenses or otherwise permit others to commercialize such Recipes, proof of which is required. Recipes containing any forbidden matter or material otherwise deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Entries that are not complete or do not adhere to the Official Rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Online entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address used at time of entry to submit the Recipe.

Only entries submitted via the electronic entry form provided on the website listed above during the Entry Period will be accepted. Entries submitted via any other method, including but not limited to U.S. Postal Service, facsimile or other express delivery services, will NOT be accepted. Use of automated processes and devices to submit electronic entries is not permitted. Signature Sauces is not responsible for any changes or effects caused to the entrant's computer system as a result of submitting electronic entries. Sponsor and its promotion agencies are not responsible for phone, network, electronic or computer hardware or software failure, or technical failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, fraud, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, whether caused by Signature Sauces, entrants or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions which may damage a user’s system or limit a participant’s ability to participate in the Contest.

Sponsor may prohibit any individual from participating in the contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said individual is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair practices; violates the Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner at any time during the Contest, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. By submitting your Recipe, you accept all Official Rules and agree to be bound by the decisions of the Judges, which will be final. You also agree that your entry or entries becomes the sole property of Co-Sponsor, and as further set forth herein, Co-Sponsor reserves the right to edit, adapt, modify, copyright, publish, transfer and use any or all of the entries or Recipes, without compensation.

CAUTION -- ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.


SIGNATURE SAUCES RECIPE CONTEST WINNER SELECTION:
PANEL OF JUDGES SELECTION: A panel of judges (“Judges”) will select Recipes based on: Taste (50 %); Tribute to their recipe creation or the story and tradition of the recipe (25%); Ease of recipe/adherence to guidelines and to these Official Rules (25%).

All winners will be notified of final prize(s) via the contact information provided on the entry and/or via email to the email address with which they entered the Contest on or about August 31. 2019 and announced September 4, 2019. Sponsor and Co-Sponsor shall have no liability for a winner’s failure to receive notices due to winners’ spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for winners’ provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. By entering, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and that the decisions of the judges are final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right not to select any winning submissions based upon the quality or content of submissions. Potential winners will be required to sign and return a sworn Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release. If required documentation is not returned within seven (7) business days of notification, or if notification is returned as undeliverable, any prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected.

PRIZE AWARDS: Prizes will be awarded within sixty (60) days after winner verification. No prize substitution or transfer is permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value, for any reason. The prizes are nontransferable. Sponsor is required by law to report prize values to taxing authorities; all taxes and any other incidental expenses on prizes are the sole responsibility of each winner.

The receipt by a winner of a prize offered in this Contest is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS BY ANY WINNER (DETERMINED IN SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CONTEST AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.


ODDS:
The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Recipes received in the Contest prior to end of the Contest Period.

GENERAL RULES & LIMITATIONS:
By entering a Recipe with or without a Photo, you represent that: (i) your Recipe and/or Photo are your own original works; and (ii) you own or have the rights to convey any and all right and title in any material submitted as part of your entry into the Contest. By entering, you grant to Sponsor a perpetual, irrevocable, fully paid, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, copy, transmit, distribute, publicly perform, modify, adapt, display, edit, publish, promote, commercialize, republish, create derivative works from, incorporate your Recipe and/or Photo into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed at any time in the future, for any purpose whatsoever, including for promotional or marketing purposes, and otherwise use your Recipe and Photo along with your name and likeness, in any and all media for any purpose, without further permission, notice or compensation (except where prohibited by law). By participating in the Contest, you agree to release, discharge and covenant not to sue Sponsor, Co-Sponsor, Administrator, and their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, directors, officers, shareholders, managers, members, owners, insurers, attorneys, predecessors, successors, assigns, and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability, claims, damages, charges, injuries, losses, proceedings, suits, actions (including but not limited to tort actions, product liability actions, wrongful death actions, warranty actions, breach of contract actions, privacy and defamation actions, misappropriation of likeness actions, identity theft, loss of consortium claims), expenses and attorney fees of any kind, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, whatsoever for (i) such entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical, hardware or software failures or malfunctions, or other errors or problems which may occur in connection with the Contest, whether computer, hardware, software, cable, network, technical, mechanical, typographical, printing, human or otherwise, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of entries, the announcement of the prizes, in any Contest-related materials, or that may limit prize fulfillment or a participant’s ability to enter the Contest; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; and (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries. Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules and to disqualify permanently from the Contest any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules.

Additionally, as consideration for entering the Contest, all entrants agree to INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND DEFEND the Released Parties in any action or proceeding from and against all claims, damages, charges, injuries, losses, proceedings, suits, actions (including but not limited to tort actions, product liability actions, wrongful death actions, warranty actions, breach of contract actions, privacy and defamation actions, misappropriation of likeness actions, identity theft, loss of consortium claims), expenses and attorney fees that they or anyone on their behalf (including but not limited to their heirs, representatives or next of kin) have or might have for any death, injury, damage or claimed injury or damage arising out of, involving or relating to their participation in the Contest or for their failure to comply with the terms of the above release provision. This agreement to indemnify, hold harmless and defend applies even if the act or omission complained of was allegedly caused in whole or in part by the strict liability or negligence in any form of the Released Parties.

WINNER’S LIST:
For the names of prize winners, send a self-addressed, stamped No. 10 envelope to: Conversation Piece Marketing & PR, 7321 Scenic Oaks Circle, Austin, TX 78745

DISPUTES:
THIS CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND TEXAS, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Contest, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a federal or state court located in Austin, Texas, having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives, all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, other than entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering this Contest), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. In no event, will any entrant be entitled to injunctive relief or equitable relief of any kind, or restrain the continuation of the Contest.

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