Current Contest Rules - Popular Woodworking Magazine

*Eligibility: Due to the variety of rules regulating contests worldwide, we can only select winners from entrants that are U.S. residents (excluding Puerto Rico), 18 years old or older at the time of entry; and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec).

Official Contest Rules:


2. Eligibility
Contest is open to U.S. residents (excluding Puerto Rico), 18 years old or older at the time of entry; and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec), that have reached the age of majority in the province in which they reside by the start date of this Contest, except employees, agents, or representatives of Sponsor or any other party associated with the development or administration of the Contest, or any member of their immediate family.
The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation 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.

3. Sponsors
Interweave, a division of F+W Media, 201 East Fourth Street, Loveland, CO 80537 is the primary sponsor.

4. Timing
The Contest begins on April 4, 2014, and ends April 7. Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Contest.

5. How to Enter
During the Contest period, to enter complete all Contest requirements: commenting with your related tip within the comments section of the blog post.

Entries or votes that are lost, late, misdirected, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at the Web site or elsewhere, is not the responsibility of the Sponsor, and will not be eligible. In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address at time of entry. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry, the operation of the Web site, or otherwise in violation of the rules. Use of bots or other automated processes to enter is not allowed and may result in disqualification at Sponsor’s discretion. Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate, or modify any Contest not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure, or technical failures of any sort. Sponsor is not responsible for errors in the administration or fulfillment of this Contest, including without limitation, mechanical, human, printing, distribution or production errors, and may modify this Contest based upon such error at its sole discretion without liability and where circumstances make this unavoidable.

6. Winner Selection
One winner will be selected by members of the Interweave/F+W Media panel of judges. Information from any entries, including project/pattern instructions, may be used by the Sponsor for promotional, marketing and publicity purposes. All decisions of the Judge(s) in all matters relating to the Contest are final and binding.
Chance plays no part in the determination of the winner.
Each Contest winner will receive a prize package from the Sponsor contingent upon requirements and limitations set forth herein. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not respond within ten (10) days, an alternate winner may be selected. Income and other taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner.

7. Prize
The Prize is not transferable. No substitutions for the Prize except by Sponsor, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be substituted.
Except where prohibited: (i) acceptance of the Prize constitutes consent to use winner’s name, likeness, and winning entry for editorial, advertising, and publicity purposes, without further compensation; (ii) winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and copyright transfer/liability/publicity/permission release. Affidavits and releases must be returned within ten (10) days of attempted notification or an alternate winner may be chosen. Receiving prize is conditional on providing this information. The Sponsor may also use the information for promotional, marketing and publicity purposes. Entrants should direct any request to access, update or correct information to the Sponsor.

8. Entry Conditions and Release
Entrants represent and warrant that their Submission is their original work, it has not been copied from others, and it does not violate the rights of any other person or entity.
The copyright in any Submission shall remain the property of the entrant, but entry in this Contest constitutes entrant’s irrevocable, perpetual permission and consent to Sponsor and others authorized by Sponsor, without further compensation or attribution, to use, reproduce, print, publish, transmit, communicate to the public, distribute, sell, perform, adapt, enhance or display the Submission and the entrant’s name and city and state for editorial, advertising, commercial and publicity purposes, in any and all media now in existence or hereinafter created, throughout the world, for the duration of the copyright in the Submission. The entrant also consents to the Sponsor doing (or omitting to do) any acts in respect of the Submission which may otherwise constitute an infringement of the entrant’s moral rights. Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor shall have the right to edit, adapt, and modify the Submission. Nothing in these official rules limits, excludes or modifies or purports to limit, exclude or modify any statutory consumer guarantees or any implied condition or warranty the exclusion of which from these official rules would contravene any statute or cause any part of these official rules to be void (“Non-Excludable Guarantees”). Subject to the limitations in the preceding sentence, the Sponsor excludes from these official rules all conditions, warranties and terms implied by statute, general law or custom. Except for liability in relation to a Non-Excludable Guarantee or except in the case of death or personal injury arising from the Sponsor’s negligence, or in respect of fraud, each entrant releases and discharges the Sponsor, the judges, any party associated with the development or administration of the Contest, their employees, agents or representatives or any of their parents, subsidiaries, or affiliates from any and all liability in connection with the Contest, including without limitation, legal claims, costs, losses or damages, demand or actions of any kind.

9. Disputes
Subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void outside the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and where prohibited. All disputes arising or connected with the Contest shall be governed by Ohio law and will be resolved individually, without resort to class action exclusively in a state or federal court located in Harrison County, Ohio. As permitted by law, any judgments or awards shall limited to out of pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees), and shall not include any indirect, punitive or consequential damages.

10. Entrant’s Personal Information

Information collected from entrants is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy which is available at


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