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BumberDiaries Contest

Congratulations to our BumberDiaries Grand Prize winner Julie Collison. As the winner, Julie will receive Platinum Passes for her and a guest to this year's Bumbershoot and we'll share her Bumbershoot story right here. We'll also be posting some Honorable Mentions on our blog throughout these final days leading up to the Festival. Thank you to everyone who shared their stories, we received some great ones and it was clear that Bumbershoot is more than just a Music & Arts Festival, it's a tradition. It thrills us, it inspires us and it brings us all together. It's a place for exploration, innovation and discovery but most of all, Bumbershoot is Seattle's biggest party! It's that one time each year for us to get together, invite all of our friends and celebrate our City's amazing Music & Arts culture. We thank each and everyone of your for being a part of it.

Read Julie's entry, as well as those from the runners-up and and more on our BumberDiaries page.

BumberDiaries Contest Official Rules

Bumbershoot invites Bumbershoot friends and fans to compose a short essay (no more than 500 words) focused on a memorable experience associated with Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival The grand prize winning author and a guest will be treated to the Ultimate VIP Weekend at Bumbershoot. Four (4) runner-up authors will have their BumberDiaries featured during a performance of the People’s Republic of Komedy’s sketch show, Laff Hole at Chop Suey, in July or August. They will also win two (2) single day tickets to the festival.

CONTEST DESCRIPTION: To enter, complete the entry form above and submit your BumberDiary (500 words or less) about a Bumbershoot experience that is meaningful to you. Submissions longer than 500 words will not be considered. The electronic entry form will be available until 11:59 PM Pacific Time on Friday, August 12, 2011. YOU MUST ENTER THE COMPETITION BY ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION; NO US MAIL ENTRIES PERMITTED. All entries must be received by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on Friday, August 12, 2011 to be eligible. One Reel is not responsible for entries that are lost, late, stolen, damaged, destroyed, forged, tampered with, mutilated, incomprehensible, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: To be eligible, all contestants must meet the following requirements: 1) be at least thirteen (13) years of age on or before the date s/he enters the competition (no later than August 2, 2011) or have a parent or legal guardian submit Materials on behalf of the contestant; 2) agree to comply with additional terms and conditions of the TERMS FOR MATERIALS SUBMISSION, all Festival admission rules, and complete an affidavit upon notice of prize, and 3) not be an employee of One Reel, or entities including advertising agencies, affiliates or subsidiaries, or the immediate family members or persons domiciled with any such employee.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Event subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law.

Fraudulent entries will not be accepted and are subject to prosecution.

PRIZES: Winners are solely responsible for all federal, state, or local taxes, fees, insurance and other costs, expenses and service charges associated with the prize unless expressly included. This prize DOES NOT INCLUDE any associated award of costs for travel, accommodations, or related expenses.

One Grand Prize winner will be selected by means of jury selection held after the submission period, between Monday, August 15, and Thursday, August 18, 2011. Entrants need not be present at selection. Odds of winning vary by participation and number of eligible entries received. The Grand Prize Winner will be notified by electronic mail on or about Friday, August 19, 2011. Runners-up will be notified by electronic mail one week prior to each Laff Hole performance and be invited to attend.

Grand Prize is as follows:
One (1) winner shall receive two (2) Platinum Passes good for admission to each day of Bumbershoot 2011 (September 3–5 at Seattle Center) plus additional Platinum Pass Holder benefits. Minimum value of prize package is Nine Hundred Fifty Dollars ($950.00). Artists, times and event details are all subject to change based on the production needs and artist schedules. Winning entry and excerpts may also be published on bumbershoot.org and social media channels including Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter.

Winners must complete, sign and return the required Affidavit of Eligibility and Release ("Affidavit and Release"), a copy of which will be included in the material provided with notification of being selected a winner, within five (5) days of receiving notification. If the winner does not complete, sign and return such Affidavit of Eligibility and Release within five (5) days of notification or otherwise does not comply with these OFFICIAL RULES, that person will be disqualified and will forfeit any prize. Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash and are not transferable or exchangeable.

If a potential Prize Winner is unavailable to attend the event on the dates specified in the notification materials, prize will be forfeited. In the case of a declined or forfeited prize, One Reel shall have the right but not the obligation to select an alternate potential winner provided sufficient time exists to confirm and verify alternate potential winner by Friday, August 26, 2011.

Runner-Up Prize is as follows:
Four (4) runners-up shall receive two (2) single day admission tickets to the festival and have their entry featured during a performance of the People’s Republic of Komedy’s sketch show, Laff Hole at Chop Suey, in July or August, 2011.

The event is operated by One Reel, which is solely responsible for its conduct, completion and awarding of prizes. All decisions of One Reel on all matters relating to this event are final. The winner, by acceptance of a Prize, agrees to release One Reel and all prize providers from and against any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, death, disability, attorneys' fees, costs of litigation and settlement as well as damages or losses to persons and property that may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, redemption or use of the Prize or while traveling to and/or from a location to obtain or use a Prize.

One Reel has not made any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the use of the prize including, without limitation, quality, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any additional expenses, omissions, delays, re-routing, or acts of any government or authority.

One Reel shall not be liable to any winner or any other person for failure to supply the Prizes or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulations(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond One Reel's sole control.

To the extent permitted by law, participation in this competition or acceptance of a prize constitutes permission to use the winner's name, biographical data, photograph, testimonial or other likeness and/or prize information or personal exposition for promotional, advertising and/or publicity purposes by One Reel or its designee(s), whether or not in connection with the event, without further compensation to or approval by the winner.

By entering, each participant confirms having read these Official Rules and agrees that s/he understands and will comply with them.