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2023 Buy Nearby Coloring Contest Rules

  1. Michigan Retailers Association, the contest Sponsor, has partnered with your downtown to hold a Buy Nearby coloring contest. Buy Nearby is a campaign that promotes Michigan retail businesses and educates consumers on why it’s important to keep their shopping dollars in Michigan.
  • You may enter you coloring page from August 1, 2023 through Oct. 8, 2023. There is no age limit.
  • By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and allows use of their coloring page on social media and/or publication in Michigan Retailers Association’s bi-monthly magazine, Michigan Retailer.

2. How to enter.

  • Entrants may participate in the contest by taking a photograph of their finished coloring page. Download a copy of the coloring page here.
  • Entrants must submit a photo of their coloring page by email to Entrants must include their Name, Age, and Email/Phone Number Contact Information to be entered.
  • No purchase is necessary. Entrants need only to submit a photograph of their coloring page and include the necessary contact information. Entrants do not need to purchase any items to participate.
  • One entry per contestant.
  • Public voting will take place from Oct. 9, 2023 – Oct. 20, 2023. Michigan Retailers Association will post a voting link on social media and in Member eNews updates.
    • Age brackets for voting include:
      • Ages 0-3
      • Ages 4-6
      • Ages 7-9
      • Ages 10-12
      • Ages 13 and Up
  • One winner from each bracket will be chosen determined by total vote count. Their coloring page photo will be published in the December 2023/January 2024 issue of the Michigan Retailer magazine.
  • By submitting a photograph, entrants agree to grant Michigan Retailers Association, the absolute and irrevocable right and permission to use, re-use, publish, and republish, the coloring page photographs in displays related to the contest, in Buy Nearby printed and electronic material, and in any and all media now or hereafter know for illustration, promotion, art, advertising and trade, news, informational and educational purposes. Entrant thereby releases and discharges Michigan Retailers Association from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of the photo, including without limitation any and all claims for invasion of privacy.
  • All entrants hold Michigan Retailers Association and Retailer, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents (the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from and against all claims of any nature, arising or in connection with entrant’s participation in the contest and acceptance or use of a prize. The Indemnified Parties are not liable for any costs, damages, injuries, or other claims incurred as a result of entrants’ participation in the contest or the winner’s acceptance and usage of a prize. The Indemnified Parties are not responsible for incomplete or misdirected entries, technical or network malfunctions or failures, or causes beyond their control. Entrants are solely responsible for their entries. Entrants may not submit materials that are off-topic, contain, partisan-political, contain nudity, personal attacks or expletives, or is otherwise abusive, threatening, unlawful, harassing, discriminatory, libelous, obscene, false, sexually explicit, or that infringes on the rights of any third party.
  • The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Michigan Retailers Association reserves the right to cancel the contest or modify these rules at its discretion. In the event of a dispute regarding the winners, Michigan Retailers Association reserves the right to award or not award the prize in its sole discretion. Michigan Retailers Association reserves the rights to disqualify any entrant whose entry or conduct appears in any way to: inhibit the enjoyment of others; tamper with the competition, violate these rules or other applicable law or regulation; infringe upon the rights of third parties. Decisions of Michigan Retailers Association are final and binding.
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