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#AbelCineGear Twitter Contest: Official Rules


Participation in the AbelCine Cine Gear 2014 Twitter Contest (CONTEST) is open to legal residents of the United States who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry. Employees, independent contractors, officers, and directors of AbelCine (SPONSOR), their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, vendors, legal advisors, and the immediate family members and persons living in the same household of such persons are not eligible to participate. Former employees who have performed services for SPONSOR in the past six (6) months are not eligible. Submissions may be disqualified at any time for non-compliance with these Rules. SPONSOR makes the final determination as to which submissions are eligible. 

Agreement to Official Rules

Participation in the CONTEST constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and SPONSOR’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the CONTEST. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.


The CONTEST will run from 2pm, Friday, June 6 to 5pm, Saturday, June 7 (Los Angeles local time).

How to Enter

During the CONTEST period, entrants must use a Twitter application or the Twitter website to post at least one (1) original photo of themselves wearing an AbelCine hat and include the tag #AbelCineGear. Users must also be following the official AbelCine Twitter account. Any submission that does not fulfill these requirements  will not be considered for entry into the CONTEST. (Posting a photo on Twitter may require using a mobile device and therefore message and data rates may apply.) Please note: AbelCine hats are free but subject to availability. 

Guidelines and Restrictions

By uploading a photo, entrants agree that it conforms to the Photo Guideline and Limits, as defined below, and that SPONSOR may disqualify any entrant if their submission fails to conform to these guidelines. 

Photo Guidelines:

• Submission must be in a format acceptable for Twitter
• Submission must be posted on Twitter with the hashtag #AbelCineGear
• Submission cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind
• Submission must comply with Twitter’s Terms of Service  


Each entrant may upload multiple submissions per day during the CONTEST period, but will not receive multiple entries. Submissions generated by script, macro, or other automated means are void. 

Usage Rights

SPONSOR will have the right to copy, distribute, and otherwise utilize all submitted materials and product for marketing use. Proper credit will be given to creators in all copies. By accepting any prizes, winners agree to the use of their name, voice, or likeness for the purpose of trade, advertising, or promotion, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration except where prohibited by law. 

Judging & Prizes 

After the CONTEST’s submission period, three winners will be randomly chosen from all the Twitter users that correctly posted a photo of themselves wearing an AbelCine hat  along with the #AbelCineGear hashtag and who are following the official AbelCine Twitter account. 

Each winner will receive a prize consisting of a credit good towards a one-day rental of a selected digital cinema camera and free attendance to the appropriate intensive training class. 

Winners can use their credit towards the following one-day rental / training class combinations: 

Camera           Training  
Arri ALEXA         Arri ALEXA Intensive Workshop
Canon C300         Canon C300 & C500 Workshop  
Canon C500         
Sony F5         Sony F5 & F55 Intensive
Sony F55        
In this case, a one-day rental includes weekend rentals where the gear is checked out on a Friday and returned Monday morning. Please note, all rentals are subject to availability and winners must contact a rental department manager in NY or LA when ready to use their credit. If winners wish to rent any other accessories along with the cameras, they can do so at a 25% discount. 
Brandon Zachary         Mike Nichols 
LA Rental Manager         NY Rental Manager
bzachary@abelcine.com         mnichols@abelcine.com
818-303-8111         212-462-0163

Likewise, winners must contact our Training Department in NY or LA when ready to use their credit.

Andy Shipsides         Jeff Lee
Director of Education         Training Manager
andy@abelcine.com         jlee@abelcine.com
818-303-8150         212-462-0143


By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless the SPONSOR, Twitter, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the CONTEST or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.  

General Terms & Conditions

SPONSOR reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the CONTEST, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the CONTEST. SPONSOR reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the Submission process or the operation of the contest, or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and void all associated submissions. 

SPONSOR is not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, printing, typographical or other errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the CONTEST; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Submission process or the CONTEST; (4) printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the CONTEST, the uploading, the processing or judging of Submissions, the announcement of the prizes or in any CONTEST-related materials; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury 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 or use or misuse of any prize (including any travel/activity related thereto). SPONSOR is not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable submissions or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. 

This CONTEST is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. 


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