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2019 Ocean Vodka Talk Story Bartender Competition
Sponsor
Hawaii Sea Spirits , 4051 Omaopio Road Kula, HI 96790

Rules & Regulations:

1.) Eligibility: The Competition is open only to individuals who have reached the legal drinking age of 21 years or older, and legal resident of the United States of America at the time of entry. The Competition is open to trade professionals within the restaurant, bar and hospitality industry. Employees of Hawaii Sea Spirits, distributor partners, agencies, (collectively the “Employees”), and their immediate family members, and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Competition, whether or not related are not eligible. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Alcoholic beverages are not included as a part of any prize.
2.) Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Hawaii Sea Spirits as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Competition.
3.) Competition Period: The 2019 Ocean Organic Vodka “Talk Story” Competition (the “competition”) begins OCTOBER 10th, 2019. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED NOVEMBER 15th, 2019. Nine (9) Finalists will be announced on SEPTEMBER 10th, 2019, 12:00pm US EST. The Final three (3) winners of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be announced on OCTOBER 15th, 2019 US EST. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these official rules (“Official Rules”). By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules. This is a participation-based Competition and chance plays no part in the determination of winners.
4.) How to Enter: The Competition must be entered by submitting an entry using the online form provided at www.oceanvodka.com/talkstory. The entry must fulfill all Competition requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Hawaii Sea Spirits.
5.) Criteria for Submission & Evaluation:
The Story: Deliver a compelling personal story that is engaging, authentic and memorable. Share your tale (up to 200 words) along with any photo(s) or video that captures something interesting, entertaining or intriguing- an unforgettable story that is part of your life experiences. Include any accompanying captions and hashtags that support your story or describe your photos/video.


The Cocktail: Create a cocktail, inspired by your story, that demonstrates use of fresh ingredients, creativity and appealing presentation. Cocktails must be a single serving size for recipe submission, and limited to 2oz of alcohol (all alcohol combined) and must include Ocean Organic Vodka as the main alcohol ingredient. Include written ingredients, measurements and instructions for preparation, along with accompanying photo(s) or video of your creation which supports your tale.

Each submission must include the information indicated within each field in the online submission form at www.oceanvodka.com/talkstory in their entirety, must be original material taken by the Competition entrant. By entering the Competition, entrant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that information, story, photographs and cocktail recipe are original works created solely by the entrant, that the submission does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the photograph.

The submission must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Watermarks are unacceptable.

If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Hawaii Sea Spirits.
6.) Judging Process: Story and Cocktail entries submitted will be evaluated by a panel of Hawaii Sea Spirits Management. Nine (9) finalists will be selected based on ability to communicate story with clarity and appropriate flair as well as the connection to and taste of inspired cocktail creation. Finalists will be announced on www.oceanvodka.com/talkstory and on Instagram on NOVEMBER 17TH, 2019. Voting will commence on OCTOBER 10th, and take place until the contest closes NOVEMBER 15th, 2019 (the “Contest Period”). Grand Prize Winners will be announced NOVEMBER 17TH, 2019.
Finalists’ submissions will be featured on www.oceanvodka.com/talkstory and on Instagram, where the public will be directed to submit votes for their favorites. On Instagram social posts featuring the finalists’ submissions, the public will be directed to the contest landing page via a link on the official Ocean Vodka Instagram business account page (www.instagram.com/oceanvodka/) to cast a vote. Votes will solely be collected on the contest landing page. Votes will be collected and tallied, with the top three winners being awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards.
7.) Prizes: Nine (9) Finalists selected will each receive a prize of $250.
Three (3) Grand Prize Winners by cast votes, in order of descending totals:
  • One (1) 1st Place Winner $5,000
  • One (1) 2nd Place $1,000
  • One (1) 3rd Place $500
Prize money shall be distributed by Hawaii Sea Spirits via check made out directly to winner. No other prize substitution shall be permitted except at Hawaii Sea Spirits discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Hawaii Sea Spirits to use Winners’ names, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
8.) Winner Selection and Notification: The nine (9) finalists will be notified via email and online announcement on August 31st. The Grand Prize (1st, 2nd, 3rd Place) winners will be notified by email and online announcement on October 15th, 2019. Hawaii Sea Spirits shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be reached, is ineligible, fails to respond claim the prize within 30 days from the time award notification was sent, the prize may be forfeited. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Competition is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT HAWAII SEA SPIRITS’ SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE COMPETITION, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

9.) Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that Hawaii Sea Spirits, anyone acting on behalf of Hawaii Sea Spirits, and Hawaii Sea Spirits licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Competition, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent.
By entering this Competition, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Hawaii Sea Spirits If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Hawaii Sea Spirits from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Hawaii Sea Spirits may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.


Terms & Conditions:
1.) Hawaii Sea Spirits reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Hawaii Sea Spirits’ control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Competition. In such case, Hawaii Sea Spirits may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Hawaii Sea Spirits. Hawaii Sea Spirits reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Competition or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Hawaii Sea Spirits has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Competition, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Competition rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Competition may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Hawaii Sea Spirits reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
2.) Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Hawaii Sea Spirits and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Competition and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
3.) Disputes: THIS Competition IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF United States of America AND Hawaii WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Competition, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Competition, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Hawaii having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Competition). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
4.) Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the www.oceanvodka.com website. To read the Privacy Policy, https://oceanvodka.com/terms-and-conditions/ click here. Note: a privacy policy is optional but may be required when running a promotion on the web when using third party platforms or when using features from social channels. Including this information makes it clear to your users how you are going to use their information.
5.) Winners List: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s names mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:  Hawaii Sea Spirits, 4051 Omaopio Road, Kula, HI 96790. Requests must be received no later than December 31, 2019.
6.) Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Competition is Hawaii Sea Spirits, 4051 Omaopio Road, Kula, HI 96790.
7.) The Competition hosted by Hawaii Sea Spirits is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram or Facebook.
8.) By checking submitting your entry You, the Contestant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Official Rules.

Cast your vote

For the best story with inspired cocktail creation

Help us decide who wins

Vote for the best Bartender talk Story and cocktail until November 15th! Contestants have a chance to win:

1st place grand prize of $5,000
2nd
Place Prize of $1,000
3rd
Place Price of $500
*Voters must be 21 years of age or older to participate. Only one vote per story per day.
Makahiki Punch
Adam Kurth
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Message in a Bottle
Amanda Colom
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Fighting Spirit
Clyde Perkins
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Evolution
Jennifer White
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Ka La Hiki Ola
Jessie Yoskin
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Tour de France
Lance Bowman
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Haole Girl’s Lunchbox
Meghann Allred
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Doctors Orders
Mina Markovic
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Opalescent
Sarah Neville
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