2014 Back to School Art Contest

The Bank of Southside Virginia is once again sponsoring a Back to School Art Contest. Students in any elementary school (K-5th), public or private, are invited to illustrate one of their favorite books and enter their drawing into our contest. Submissions will be accepted at any BSV location, or through the mail, between now and October 3rd, 2014, at 4:30 pm.

Finalists will be selected by a panel of Bank officials, and the finalist’s artwork will be displayed on the Bank’s Facebook page beginning October 10th, 2014. Family and friends can vote for their favorite illustration between October 10 and October 20, 2014.

The illustration with the most votes will be announced as the winner on or before October 21, 2014. The winning student will receive a $100 BSV savings account, and their school will receive a $500 donation.

Official Rules

Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules.

Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the state of Virginia who are enrolled at any public or private elementary school within the Commonwealth of Virginia (the “Entrant”). Children or grandchildren of employees of The Bank of Southside Virginia (the “Bank”) are not eligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law. BSV will not verify receipt of entries for Entrants. Drawings submitted become the sole property of BSV and will not be returned. BSV is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, or damaged Entries. Offer available to individuals only.

Contest Period: Entries will be accepted until 4:30pm ET on October 3, 2014. There will be ten (10) finalist drawings selected by The Bank of Southside Virginia and displayed on Facebook on October 10, 2014. Facebook followers will be able vote on the entries between October 10 – 20, 2014 and the winning entry will be announced no later than October 21, 2014.

How to Enter: Entrants are asked to illustrate a scene from one of their favorite books. The picture should be done on 8 ½ by 11 inch standard white paper. Entrants should send their illustration, along with the entry form, to: The Bank of Southside Virginia, attn: Pat Warf, PO Box 40, Carson, VA 23830, drop it off at any of our fifteen branch locations.

No other method or form of entry accepted. Entries not received by the Bank by the dates above shall be ineligible and disqualified. Multiple entries by the same individual are not permitted. Entrants will be providing their information to the Bank and not to Facebook. All entries, including photos, once submitted, become the property of the Bank and shall not be returned. Contest entrants represent that they are the exclusive owners of the illustrations they submit. Entrants represent they have the authority to grant and, by participating in this Contest, do grant the Bank permission to use, alter, reproduce, publish, relicense, prepare derivative works from, or otherwise exploit his/her entry(s), including entrant’s name, image and likeness, without restriction in any lawful manner at any time, without further consideration, notification, permission, or attribution. Entrant further agrees that any materials the Bank creates in which entrant’s name, image or likeness may appear shall be the Bank’s sole and absolute property, and entrant waives any right to inspect or approve the materials, matter that may be used in connection with them (e.g., advertising copy), or the use to which they may be applied.

Winner Selection: Between October 10 -20, 2014, BSV Facebook fans will vote on the ten finalist entries posted on BSV’s Facebook page. Any one may vote, and an entrant may vote for his/her own entry.

Contest Prizes: The owners of the entry receiving the most votes at end of the voting period shall be the winner. Winner will receive one (1) Bank of Southside Virginia Savings Account with a deposit balance of $100. The school that the winner is enrolled in will receive one (1) cash prize of $500.00.

Any expenses, taxes and/or fees associated with acceptance and use of any Contest prize shall be borne by the individual winner. Federal, state and/or local taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winners. No transfer, assignment, cash redemption, or substitution of prizes except by BSV who may substitute prizes as necessary. All prize details are at the sole discretion of BSV.

Winner Notification: Winners will be notified after the voting period ends via the contact information they provided at time of entry and will not be notified via Facebook. Return of any prize, or prize notification, as undeliverable, the inability of BSV to contact a winner based on contact information provided, the failure of a potential winner to claim a prize within seven (7) business days after BSV notification, or potential winner ineligibility, will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected at the Bank’s discretion. In order for a winner to claim a prize, the Bank may require additional information or documentation.

General Rules of Participation: By participating in this Sweepstakes, Entries agree: (a) to abide by and be bound by these rules and decisions of The Bank of Southside Virginia, which shall be final in all respects relating to the Sweepstakes, including and without limitation to the interpretation of these rules; (b) to release, discharge, and hold harmless BSV, its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, promotional agencies and supplies and any other individual or company involved in the development or execution of the Sweepstakes from any and all injuries, liability, losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind including liability for personal injury or death by their participation in the Sweepstakes or their acceptance of a prize; (c) if chosen as a winner, to the use of their name, voice, image, and/or likeness for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes by BSV and their subsidiaries and affiliates without further compensation and to execute specific consent to such is asked to do so.

The Bank of Southside Virginia, its subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, shareholders and employees are not responsible and shall not be liable for (a) electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect delay in operation, theft or destruction; (b) unauthorized access to or alterations of entry material; (c) technical, network, telephone, equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions; (d) limitations of any kind or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive information by BSV on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website or any combination thereof. BSV is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, incorrect, damaged, misdirected, or illegible entries or any condition caused by events beyond their control that may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted. BSV may prohibit an Entrant from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said Entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest through cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrants or BSV.

Use of Information: By entering Contest, information about entrants will be captured by BSV. The information captured includes entrants’ names, mailing addresses, email addresses and other information provided by entrants at time of entry. All information obtained by BSV through the Contest entry will be used for the contest only. Information obtained will be safeguarded and not distributed for other purposes.

Change to Official Rules: Organizer reserves the right to make changes to these Official Rules at any time and for any reason without notice.