Contest Terms

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Andis Nation UK Barber Scholarship

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Andis Nation Barber Scholarship Contest (the “Contest”) will award a scholarship to Mike Taylor Education to two (2) winning entrants as determined by the judges appointed by Andis Company (the “Sponsor” of the Contest and sometimes referred to in these Official Rules as “Andis”).  An individual participating in any aspect of the Contest is sometimes referred to in these Official Rules as an entrant (“Entrant”).

Submitting an entry constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and judges, which shall be final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest.

Eligibility: The Contest is open only to legal residents of the United Kingdom who are at least 18 years old and of the legal age of majority or older in the jurisdiction in which they reside. Employees of Andis, its subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, suppliers, distributors and advertising, promotional and judging agencies, including Ideas That Evoke (collectively the “Contest Indemnities”) and their immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) and household members of each (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate or win. Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.  Limit one entry per person.

Timing: The Contest begins at 12 a.m. United States Central Time on June 1, 2019 and ends 11:59 p.m. United States Central Time on July 1, 2019 (the “Contest Period”).

How to Apply: To apply for the Andis Nation UK Barber Scholarship to Mike Taylor Education, visit the Andis Nation UK Barber Scholarship landing page which can be found at during the Contest Period and fill out the form accurately and completely. You must have a Facebook or Instagram account to be considered. The information submitted in the form is referred to as an entry (“Entry”).  Your Instagram account must be set to “public” to be entered in the Contest so that your styling work and/or community involvement/volunteer work can be seen by the general public.  Limit one Entry per person.

Judging of Entries; Notification of Potential Winner:  At the conclusion of the Contest Period, on or about July 26, 2019, judges selected by Sponsor will review the Entries and determine the two top scoring Entries (which will be deemed the winners subject to verification and compliance with the Official Rules), based on the following criteria, with the corresponding weights: (1) Entrant’s reason for wanting to be a barber (50%); (2) Entrant’s involvement with organizations in the community (25%); and (3) Entrant’s previous work experience or specific skills that may be transferrable to barbering (25%) (these three criteria are referred to as the “Judging Criteria”).   In the event that there is a tie amongst the highest judged Entries after such judging that would impact the determination of the potential winners, such tied Entries will be re-judged based solely on Judging Criterion “2,” namely, Entrant’s involvement in the community.

Sponsor will attempt to notify the Entrants who have been selected by email and/or correspondence to the address provided at the time of registration within one week of the conclusion of the judging. To be confirmed a winner, the selected Entrant will be required to sign and return, within seven (7) days of notification attempt, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (where permitted by law) and Affirmation of Assignment of Rights (the “Affidavits”), or the applicable prize will be forfeited, and an alternate winner may be determined.  Following timely receipt of the Affidavits and confirmation by Sponsor of compliance with the Official Rules, a selected Entrant will be confirmed a winner and will receive the prize as designated in these Official Rules. 

Each prize winner further agrees that Sponsor may release his or her name to persons requesting the names of the winners of the Contest.  Non-compliance or the return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.   A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the site or page associated with the selected Entry.  If a dispute as to identification of an Entrant for a particular Entry cannot be resolved, Sponsor may deem the Entry ineligible.  

Entry Requirements:  Entries must comply with these Official Rules.  All Entries must be suitable for family audiences.  Without limitation, this means that the Entry must comply with these requirements:
  • Entry must not contain content where there is a result in any injury or bodily harm, or engagement in activity where there is a likelihood of injury or bodily harm;
  • Entry must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent (including but not limited to nudity or pornography), profane, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous (including words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic group);
  • Entry must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
  • Entry must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to applicable laws;
  • Entry must not reference alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, fireworks, firearms and ammunitions, prescription drugs, illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, nutritional supplements, lotteries or gambling;
  • Entry must not contain content that is false, inaccurate or misleading;
  • Entry must not violate or infringe any third-party copyright, trademark, logo, or other proprietary right of any entity or person (living or deceased), including, but not limited to rights of privacy, publicity or portrayal in a false light;
  • Entry must not make reference to or show any non-Andis trademarks or branding, advertising or contests (including but not limited to corporate logos, brand names, charities, slogans, political, or religious statements); 
  • Entry must not contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, bots, spyware or any other computer code that is intended to damage, interfere with, or surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information;  
  • Entrants and all submitted Entries must be in keeping with Sponsor’s image and the Andis brand image as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, or Entry will be disqualified from the Contest. The Entry must not disparage persons or organizations associated with Sponsor;
  • Entrants and all submitted Entries may not depict or reference any other company or entity, including Andis’ competitors or their products. Entries may not be disparaging or defamatory; 
  • Any Entry deemed inappropriate or unsuitable, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, will be disqualified.

Any Entry not in compliance with the above or that does not meet the Contest requirements will be disqualified.

Rights in Entries:  By entering the Contest, you agree that (a) you have read or had read to you these Official Rules and are in agreement with them, (b) you have received permission for the use of the likeness and image of all identifiable people appearing in your submitted Entry and to grant to Andis the rights contemplated in the Official Rules.  By submitting an Entry in connection with the Contest you represent and warrant to Andis that (i) your Entry is your own original work and that you have the sole right to submit it to the Contest; (ii) your Entry does not violate in any way the rights of third parties, including but not limited to copyright and other intellectual property rights, privacy or publicity rights; (iii) your Entry does not violate any applicable laws; (iv) you have obtained all necessary licenses or permissions from all applicable third parties required for the production and submission of the Entry in the Contest and use by Andis as contemplated in these Official Rules; (v) the posting and/or display of your Entry or other use by Andis or those deriving rights through Andis will not violate the rights of any parties or otherwise breach any provision of any applicable law or regulation; (vi) Andis has your irrevocable permission for the posting of any and all information included in your Entry in connection with any permitted use of your Entry; and (vii) use and posting of the Entry or any part of the Entry provided by you in any manner in connection with the Contest or as otherwise permitted by these Official Rules may be made without any notice, review, approval, consideration or compensation (except for any awarded prize as contemplated in these Official Rules), regardless of whether your Entry is a winning Entry.  By submitting your Entry to Andis in connection with the Contest you agree to and thereby waive any and all moral rights that exist in your Entry and any derivative works made therefrom.  All Entrants hereby grant to Andis an everlasting, royalty-free, assignable, irrevocable, unrestricted license to use, utilize, replicate, alter, adapt, modify, publish, perform, broadcast, translate, produce derivative works from, distribute, present, display, sublicense and exercise all copyright and other intellectual property and other rights with respect to each Entry worldwide and/or to include, in part or in whole, each Entry in other works in any media now known or later created, anywhere and forever, including in connection with promoting and advertising of and by Andis, without further review, notice, approval, consideration or compensation.  Except where legally prohibited, by submitting your Entry you irrevocably agree that your name and residence may be used in connection with the permitted use of the rights contemplated by this paragraph.  In Andis’ sole discretion, anyone referenced in the Entry (or the parent/legal guardian of any minors) may be required to execute and return consent forms/releases confirming the representations, warranties and grants of rights contemplated in the Official Rules.  

Prize:  After applicable verification and subject to compliance with these Official Rules, two (2) prizes determined by the judges pursuant to the process described in these Official Rules will be awarded. The prize is a Mike Taylor Education Training for NVQ Level 3 issued to two separate individuals who are unqualified barbers. The Program (See Mike Taylor Training Overview below) must be completed within 6 months of the award of the prize. No transfer or substitution of prize permitted except where required by law. Prize is nontransferable and no substitution of prize by winner is allowed. Sponsor may substitute prize and Sponsor reserves the right to award prize (or portion of prize) of equal or greater value, in its sole discretion. Sponsor and the Contest Parties assume no responsibility or liability for damages, losses, or injury resulting from acceptance or use of prize or participation in the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to request from any Entrant additional documentation it reasonably believes is necessary to validate any Entry or to award any prize.  All federal, state, local, municipal and provincial taxes and any expenses, costs, duties or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of any prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. 

Mike Taylor Education – Overview:
Andis and Mike Taylor have designed the Andis Nation Scholarship training program to fast-track individuals to NVQ Level 3. The program and all communications will be conducted by Mike Taylor Education. Each unit has theory and practical elements that both need to be completed to achieve the qualification. Theory assignments will be sent via email and are required to be completed remotely prior to the in-person training and assessments. Each winner also receives a Mike Taylor Education Barbering Resource Book to assist with assignments.  Completion of this training is not a guarantee that the individual will attain certification – a government exam must be taken and passed, which is not included in this program.
The training curriculum the two winners will receive is five days of in-person training and assessment on:
Day-to-Day Plan
Monday: Shaving and cutting training
Tuesday: Shaving, cutting, beard trimming and patterns training
Wednesday: Practical assessments
Thursday: Practical assessments and exams
Friday: Photo shoot
Note – individuals are responsible for transportation and related travel expenses to/from Mike Taylor Education located at MIKE TAYLOR EDUCATION, 26 Wimborne Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2BU.

General Conditions:  By participating, Entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor with respect to the Contest and the awarding of any prize, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor and its agents are not responsible for late or lost entries, technical, hardware, software or device malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the Entries in this Contest, or for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, or accessing or downloading information or applications in connection with this Contest. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest process, then Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel or modify the Contest.  If a court of competent jurisdiction deems any provision of these Official Rules invalid or unenforceable, such provisions shall be enforced to the maximum extent permitted and the remaining provisions of the Official Rules shall remain in full force and effect.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the operation of the Contest; violates the Official Rules, or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any use or attempt to use multiple e-mail accounts or other tactics to enter more than the stated limit of this Contest may result in disqualification and all associated Entries will be void.  Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed or similar entry or voting methods will void all such entries or votes by such methods and persons using any similar methods will be disqualified. Each online Entry submission must be entered by the individual Entrant. 

Limitations of Liability and Release: By participating in any aspect of the contest, you agree to the full extent permitted by law to release and hold harmless Sponsor, the Contest Parties, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliated entities, agents, and all of their respective shareholders, officers, directors, employees and assigns, members, representatives and agents (collectively, the “released parties”), from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in any part of the Contest (including, without limitation, preparing for or participating in or submitting any entry and/or from any Contest related activity) or receipt or use of any prize, including property damage, personal injury or death.  Each entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the released parties’ liability will be limited to the out-of-pocket cost of participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the Contest parties be liable for attorneys’ fees, punitive, consequential, direct or indirect damages and each entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever.  You hereby waive all rights and release each of the released parties from any claim or cause of action, whether now known or unknown, of any kind, including but not limited to defamation, invasion of right to privacy, publicity or personality or any similar matter, relating to the Contest, the operation thereof, or any Entry, or based upon or relating to the use and exploitation of the entry as contemplated herein, either intentionally or otherwise.  You hereby represent and warrant that you have read these official rules and are fully familiar with them. 

Applicable Laws and Jurisdiction: Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of Wisconsin.  All disputes arising out of or connected with this Contest will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts encompassing Sturtevant, Wisconsin.  Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of Wisconsin and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of Wisconsin.  All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this Contest and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.   

Winners List: For the name of the prize winners, available approximately three weeks after the determination and within six months of the end of the Contest Period, send a self-addressed stamped envelope (except where not required by applicable law) to Andis Nation UK Barber Scholarship Contest Winners List at the Contest Address. 

Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Contest is Andis Company, 1800 Renaissance Blvd, Sturtevant WI 53177, USA. Administrator: The Administrator of the Contest is Ideas That Evoke, Harvester Plaza, 301 South Blount Street, Madison, WI 53703, USA (the “Contest Address”).
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