OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES TO DESIGN, BAKE, AND DECORATE A CAKE FOR CAT CORA AND NICOLE EHRLICH’S DREAM WEDDING
CONTEST OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AT LEAST 21 YEARS OR OLDER ON DATE OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
Design, bake, and decorate a cake for Cat Cora and Nicole Ehrlich’s dream wedding. Celebrity chef, Cat Cora, and Grammy and Emmy award winning producer, Nicole Ehrlich, have teamed up with good friend, celebrity baker, entrepreneur and owner of Sprinkles Cupcakes, Candace Nelson, to bring you this opportunity of a lifetime.
I.WHO CAN ENTER?
You are eligible to enter the Contest to Design, Bake, and Decorate a Cake for Cat Cora and Nicole Ehrlich’s Dream Wedding (the “Contest”) if you are 21 years of age or older as of January 17, 2018, and are a legal United States resident residing in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia at the time of entry. No purchase is necessary to enter.
Contestants may be fans, home cooks, industry professionals, or overall wedding cake enthusiasts. Contestants must be able to provide their own travel and boarding accommodations for the preliminary competition in Beverly Hills, California.
You are not eligible to enter and will be disqualified if:
• You or a member of your immediate family (parent, children, siblings, spouse, regardless of where they live) are an employee or consultant of Cat Cora, Nicole Ehrlich, Candace Nelson, Sprinkles Cupcakes, or any of their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, or any promotion, advertising, judging, or public relations company doing business with any of the above, or any of their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, or you live in the same household of such employees (whether related or not).
One Winner will be awarded the Prize which will allow the Winner to make the cake that will be used in Cat Cora and Nicole Ehrlich’s dream wedding on April 21, 2018, in Santa Barbara, California. The winner will receive $1000, travel, and boarding accommodations for 1 night. The Winner will also gain public exposure for his/her services via various media and social media platforms. The Winner will be chosen by Cat Cora, Nicole Ehrlich, and Candace Nelson. There is no retail value for the Prize.
III. HOW DO I ENTER?
To enter, contestants should submit videos of their ideal cake designs via direct message to @catcora on Instagram. Videos sent as stories or tags will not be considered. All contestants must be Instagram followers of @catcora, @nicoleehrlich1, @sprinklescupcakes, and @candacenelson. Videos should not exceed 2 minutes in length.
Entry videos should include a short bio telling the judges about yourself and your entry cake details. Be as creative as you want! Entries should be as detailed as possible and may include photos, sketches, displays, and whatever helps describe your entry cake.
All entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PST on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 2018. Entries that do not meet the criteria as set forth in these Contest Rules will be disqualified. Entries must be the original content of the entrant. You cannot submit an Entry on someone’s behalf. Acceptance of Entry is not proof that Entry meets the Entry requirements.
IV. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Entry cakes should be catered specifically to Chef Cat Cora and fiancé Nicole, so do your research!
Contestant entries are subject to be edited for promotional purposes and be posted on various media and social media platforms upon entry. Contestants give permission to contest hosts to use their name and likeness, as well as the contest entries, in promoting the Contest or for any other legal purpose.
V. HOW WILL ENTRIES BE JUDGED?
Judges will review all Entries and select three (3) eligible Entries to become potential finalists (each, a “Finalist”). Contestants should check Cat’s social media pages for hints and tips throughout the submission period of the competition.
The Finalists will be announced by Cat Cora, Nicole Ehrlich, and Candace Nelson on Cat Cora’s social media handles (and possibly other media outlets to be determined) on or about February 22-23, 2018, and go on to the preliminary competition, which will be an in-person tasting with Chef Cat Cora and her bride-to-be, Nicole Ehrlich, and Candace Nelson at a Sprinkles location in Beverly Hills, California. This event is set to take place on March 15-16, 2018. The preliminary competition will be made public via media and social media platforms. The winner of this tasting must be available to return to Santa Barbara, California to bake the cake for Cat and Nicole’s wedding on April 21, 2018.
The judges reserve the right to not award any prize if, in their sole discretion, they do not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries.
VI.WHAT HAPPENS IF I BECOME A FINALIST?
Finalists will be notified on or around February 14, 2018. Final cake format and design is subject to be altered by Chef Cat Cora, Nicole Ehrlich, and Candace Nelson. Contestants will be provided materials needed for complete production. Contestants will be required to provide their own travel, lodging and cooking facilities. Cat and Nicole will cover the cost of materials for the winner for the final cake at the wedding. Final taste test date is March 22, 2018.
Contestants should also provide a back-up plan in the event that the Winner is unable to provide a cake on the day of the wedding.
All dates are subject to change.
Once Finalists are confirmed by the judges, they may be provided with further Contest procedures and policies, and all Finalists agree to comply with such procedures.
VII. GENERAL CONDITIONS
By entering, you agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Cat Cora, Nicole Ehrlich, Candace Nelson, Sprinkles Cupcakes, other participating sponsors and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, their respective representatives and agents, advertising and promotion agencies, partners and suppliers, and all of their respective affiliated companies, employees, officers, directors and shareholders, from and against all claims and damages or liability arising in connection with your participation and/or entry in the Contest and/or your receipt or use of the Prize awarded in this Contest or due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Contest-related activity or participation in this Contest.
By submitting your Entry, you accept all Contest rules and agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges, which will be final. You also agree that your Entry or Entries become the sole property of Cat Cora and Nicole Ehrlich, and Cat Cora and Nicole Ehrlich reserve the right to edit, adapt, copyright, publish, transfer and use any or all of them, and allow others to do so, without compensation. Except where prohibited, accepting the Prize in the Contest constitutes your consent for Cat Cora, Nicole Ehrlich, Candace Nelson, Sprinkles Cupcakes, and their nominees to use your Entry, name, likeness, hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration. This consent includes, but is not limited to, the Entry and any content gathered by Cat Cora, Nicole Ehrlich, Candace Nelson, and/or Sprinkles Cupcakes.
Only entries submitted via Instagram as directed above will be accepted. Entries submitted via any other method, including but not limited to U.S. Postal Service, facsimile or other express delivery services, will NOT be accepted. Cat Cora, Nicole Ehrlich, Candace Nelson, Sprinkles Cupcakes, and their promotion agencies are not responsible for phone, network, electronic or computer hardware or software failure, or technical failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, fraud, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, whether caused by Cat Cora, Nicole Ehrlich, Candace Nelson, Sprinkles Cupcakes, entrants or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the promotion or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions which may damage a user’s system or limit a participant’s ability to participate in the promotion.
The judges may prohibit any individual from participating in the contest or winning a prize if, in their sole discretion, they determine that said individual is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair practices; violates the Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner at any time during the Contest, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
All issues and disputes regarding any aspect of the Contest, including, but not limited to the construction, interpretation and enforceability of these official rules, shall be governed by the laws of the state of California, without regard to principles of conflicts of laws. All suits and claims shall be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction situated in Los Angeles, California. The judges reserve the right to cancel this promotion at their sole discretion. The Winner will be posted on Instagram at @catcora.
Cat Cora, Nicole Ehrlich, Candace Nelson, and Sprinkles Cupcakes are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, by printing 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 aspect of the Contest; (4) printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the announcement of the prizes or in any Contest-related matter or materials; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participation in the Contest and/or downloading of any materials related to this Contest. If for any reason an Entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another Entry in the Contest.
WARNING: Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Cat Cora and Nicole Ehrlich reserve the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The judges’ failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
The Winner will be posted on Instagram at @catcora after the judges’ decision has been made in April 2018.