Summer Cook-Off Contest

Enter the Summer Cook-Off Contest Today!

 

It’s time to Cook Up a Mystery with Nancy Drew Games! Get out your baking gear and kitchen gadgets and make some Nancy Drew-themed dishes! We love seeing your creative cooking around our Nancy Drew Games, so we decided this summer is a perfect time for a Nancy Drew themed cooking contest. Please read the following instructions and rules carefully. If you’re still not sure about something, please email us at: contest@herinteractive.com.

Foods must be your creation and they must be homemade. Having your friends or parents help you is acceptable. Also, you may use boxed ingredients, but you must cook or bake the ingredients (or mix the drinks) on your own. The examples given above are just that—you should create your own!

  • All food and drink items in your entry must have a Nancy Drew Game theme. Be creative! You may re-create food found within Nancy Drew Games, or create food that is inspired by the Nancy Drew Games. For example, you might make a pizza for The Phantom of Venice, even though there is no pizza found in the game because it is Italian-themed.
  • Your entry must show the end result, but if you enter a video, you are welcome to show the process of how you got there if you’d like.
  • Foods and drinks must be real and your creation(s) need to be edible. However, you may use supporting elements in the structure and presentation, like sticks, cake rods, plates, twine, and pictures from the Nancy Drew Games.
  • Pictures from past contests or sweepstakes that we have sponsored are not eligible for entry into the Contest.

Categories to Enter

 

Categories (and Examples)

1. Main Course: such as roast chicken or sandwiches. (Picture or Video submission. One winner chosen.)

2. Desserts/Baked Goods: such as bread, ice cream, pie, etc. (Picture or Video submission. One winner chosen.)

3. Healthy Game Food Fun: typical foods made with healthier ingredients, vegetarian options, gluten-free options, etc. (Picture or Video submission. One winner chosen.)

4. Video Submission: create a video of any food or drink, but present it in a video form. (One winner chosen.)

 

What and Where to Submit. Please submit your photo or video entry via one of the following methods:

(a) post to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/nancydrewpcgames),

(b) post to our Twitter account @HeRInteractive;

(c) tag us on Instagram @nancydrewpcgames, or

(d) email it to us at contest@herinteractive.com.

Each entry must include:

  • One picture or video of your food
  • The hashtag #NancyDrewCooking21
  • The name or a quick description of your food
  • The game your food is themed after (we will accept game numbers/abbreviations/acronyms)
  • The category(ies) you are entering; feel free to refer to them by their numbers indicated above

Please note if you email us your entry, you understand and agree that we may post it to either or both of our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts. Entries that do not contain all the required information will not be considered.

 

Unlimited Entries. You may submit as many entries as you like and you may submit the same entry for judgment in multiple categories. Go nuts! However, please do not submit the same entry more than once.

 

Judging

 

Judging; Criteria for Winning. We will judge entries by category and select a winner in each category. All entries will be judged in accordance with the following criteria, with equal weight given to each:

  • Creativity
  • Nancy Drew Game theme/relation
  • Technical Execution (Easy and accessible is good; difficult and well-executed is also good!)

If there is a tie, we will select the entry with the highest “Creativity” score, and, if there is still a tie, we will select the entry with the highest “Nancy Drew Game theme/relation” score.

Prizes

 

Each of the four categories will have one winner who will receive: one $100 gift card to Cozymeal for Online Cooking Courses, one $200 gift card from Williams Sonoma, one Nancy Drew-themed apron, and one Nancy Drew-themed mug.

See our top 5 cooking games

 

  • Check out our Top 5 Cooking Games here! Do these foods look tasty? Learn more about the mystery at hand, then download and play a game where you get to indulge in some food fun!

Nancy Drew Games Summer Cook-Off Celebration Cooking Games

Complete Rules

 

Nancy Drew Games Summer Cook-Off Contest Official Rules

HeR Interactive, Inc. (“we,” “us,” “Sponsor,”) is sponsoring the Nancy Drew Summer Games Summer Cook-Off (the “Contest”). These Official Rules set forth the terms and conditions under which an individual can enter the Contest. Each person who enters the Contest (“Entrant” or “you”) acknowledges and agrees that these Official Rules and our Privacy Policy (together, the “Rules”) constitute a legally binding agreement between you and us.

You also agree that your entrance and/or participation in the Contest indicates your agreement to the Rules without modification. If you do not agree to the Rules or any portion of them, please do not enter the Contest.

Finally, by entering and participating in the Contest, you represent, warrant and agree that you are at least 18 years old and have the legal authority to provide the information and waive and release those Claims described in these Rules.

 

SPONSOR INFORMATION

Sponsor: HeR Interactive, Inc., P.O. Box 1092, Renton, WA, 98057; contest@herinteractive.com.

 

ELIGIBILITY

(1) The Contest is open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old.

(2) Employees of Sponsor, Sponsor’s affiliates, our prize suppliers or their affiliates, and any of their related companies, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and agents and any agencies or other companies (including third-party advertising sponsors) involved in the development or execution of the Contest or production or distribution of Contest materials, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible.

(3) The Contest is subject to all applicable international, federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Without limiting the specific legal exclusions, above, this Contest is void where prohibited by law. If the laws where you reside or from which you are entering the Contest prohibit the Contest or your participation in it, please do not enter.

 

WHEN TO PARTICIPATE

The Contest begins on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 9:00 am Pacific Daylight Time (“PDT”) and ends on Monday, August 2, 2021, at 11:59 pm PDT (the “Contest Period.”). The Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest.

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

What to Make. We want to see creative photos or videos of your best original Nancy Drew Game-themed meals and snacks! Create the recipe and prepare your food in one of the following categories. Then, submit a photo or video clearly showing the finished product as indicated below. Entries may include drinks, if you like, but we will only be judging the food items. If you aren’t familiar with our Nancy Drew Games, please feel free to search for “Nancy Drew Games walkthroughs” on the Internet. This content has been created by our users and we are not associated with or responsible for any of these walkthroughs; however, they will give you an idea of the games which will help with your entries.

Categories (and Examples)

  1. Main Course (roast chicken, sandwiches)
  2. Desserts/Baked Goods (bread, ice cream, pie)
  3. Healthy Game Food Fun (typical foods made with healthier ingredients, vegetarian options, gluten-free options)
  4. Video Submission: create a video of any food or drink, but present it in a video form.

Please note if you email us your entry, you understand and agree that we may post it to either or both of our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts. Entries that do not contain all the required information will not be considered.

License to Use Your Entries. By submitting an entry, you give us a free, worldwide license (permission) to (a) post that entry on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts and our website in connection with the Contest beginning on the date we receive your entry through December 31, 2021; and (b) post that entry in those channels as part of our promotion for any related contests we sponsor through December 31, 2022 with no compensation to you. We will not post your Personal Information (as defined below) unless otherwise permitted in these Rules or our Privacy Policy.

Unlimited Entries. You may submit as many entries as you like and you may submit the same entry for judgment in multiple categories. Go nuts! However, please do not submit the same entry more than once.

Content of Entries. You may only submit your original photos or videos as entries. You may not include any elements in the photo or video whose rights you do not own or cannot license to us, including any trademarks, drawings or photos in the background. You may not depict any identifiable person in the photo other than yourself, whether celebrity or not, unless you have all rights and permissions necessary to publicly display that person’s likeness and for us to display the likeness as required by these Rules. Please keep it clean—we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to disqualify entries that contain illegal, obscene, offensive or inappropriate content.

Personal Information. We will collect certain information about you as part of the entry process and as part of the prize awarding and redemption process, as discussed below (“Contest Information”), including information that can be used to identify you, such as your first and last name, email address and, for potential winners, your physical address (“Personal Information”). As indicated above, and by participating in this Contest, you grant us the right to: (a) use all Contest Information for the purpose of operating and administering the

Contest; and (b) as permitted by these Rules, including our Privacy Policy linked to above. Also, if you are selected as a winner, we may disclose (a) your first name and first initial of your last name or your social media platform handle on our social media accounts or website, as part of our winner announcements and Contest promotions; or (b) your first initial, last name and city, state or province of residence to any third-party who requests that we provide them with a winner list to the extent required by applicable laws. We will otherwise treat all Personal Information as required by applicable laws.

Please note that this Contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any of the companies associated with the prizes involved.

 

HOW TO WIN

Judging; Criteria for Winning. We will judge entries by category and select a winner in each category. All entries will be judged in accordance with the following criteria, with equal weight given to each:

  • Creativity
  • Nancy Drew Game theme/relation
  • Technical Execution (Easy and accessible is good; difficult and well-executed is also good!)

If there is a tie, we will select the entry with the highest “Creativity” score, and, if there is still a tie, we will select the entry with the highest “Nancy Drew Game them/relation” score.

 

Winner Notification; Disqualification. We will complete our judging and select potential winners on or around August 20, 2021. We will notify potential winners via direct message to their accounts on the platform they used to enter and, if potential winners emailed us their entries, to the email address used to send the entry. Potential winners may also be required to provide us with email or physical addresses to receive prizes and execute affidavits attesting to their eligibility to be confirmed as winners and an additional legally binding release (all such documents, the “Additional Documents”). Additional information must be provided by the date we indicate and Additional Documents must be signed and returned by the date we indicate in the communication with which they are provided or the potential winners will be disqualified. If potential winners cannot be contacted by the applicable social media account information or email address(es), fail to provide required information to receive prizes or fail to sign and return the Additional Documents within the required time period (as applicable) or are otherwise disqualified as permitted in these Rules, the potential winners will forfeit the prizes. Receiving a prize is contingent upon compliance with these Rules. If a potential winner is disqualified or forfeits a prize for any reason an alternate winner will be selected by the criteria set forth above. The prize may remain unawarded if Sponsor is required to select more than three alternate winners.

 

PRIZES

Prizes. Each winner will receive one $100 gift card to Cozymeal, one $200 gift card from Williams Sonoma, one Nancy Drew-themed apron (ERV $19.99), and one Nancy Drew-themed mug (ERV $14.99).

Total Estimated Retail Value (ERV) of all prizes: $1,339.92

 

Receiving Prizes. Once the winner is confirmed and, if requested, has returned the Additional Documentation, we mail the prize elements to the winner within 4-6 weeks after the end of the Contest Period to the physical address the winner provides to us when we notify him or her as discussed above. We may provide the gift card electronically. We will pay all postage/delivery costs, except for any tax liability as discussed below. We are not responsible and will not attempt to redeliver the prize if our mailing, whether electronic or physical, is returned as undeliverable nor for any damage to or loss of the prize occurring after they are delivered to the Winner. If a prize is returned as undeliverable or we are otherwise not able to deliver it to the address the winner provides, the winner will forfeit the prize and we will select an alternate winner by the method set forth above.

Warranty Disclaimer. The prizes are provided “as-is” and without any warranties of any kind by us. We specifically disclaim all warranties, whether express or implied, in connection with the prizes, including as to their quality or nature, their fitness for a particular purpose or their merchantability. You understand and agree that we have no control over the acts or omissions of our prize suppliers who may cease providing certain products or services in their discretion.

Additional Restrictions, Terms and Conditions for Prize Redemption. Certain prizes may have additional terms, conditions and restrictions on or for use and redemption from the applicable manufacturer. Redemption and use of each prize is subject to all such terms, conditions and registrations. Each prize must be accepted as awarded and cannot be transferred, assigned, substituted or redeemed for cash or merchandise of any kind except as provided herein or as required by applicable law. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a prize or component thereof of equal or greater value if a prize or component thereof cannot be awarded for any reason. Cozymeal gift card must be used within one year of receiving the gift card.

Taxes. Any federal, provincial, state and local taxes and any other costs not specifically stated within these Rules, including for winning a prize, are your sole responsibility and we may issue an IRS Form 1099 for the total approximate retail value of any prize that you win in the calendar year that you win it.

 

Please read this section particularly carefully as it affects your legal rights, including your right to sue.

 

Assumption of Risk; Waiver and Release of Liability.

(a) You acknowledge and agree that your participation in the Contest and, if applicable, your use of the prize, is undertaken voluntarily and entirely at your own risk and you agree to assume all such risk, including risk of property damage, bodily injury or death, and all other damage or potential damage, whether known or unknown to you.

(b) Without limiting your obligations in the next paragraph, you agree to release us, our prize suppliers, our and their affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, employees, officers, directors, advertising and promotion and agencies, Facebook, Inc., Twitter, Inc., Instagram, Inc. and related entities (together, the “Released Parties”) from, and forever give up and waive your right to sue or claim against any of them for, any and all claims, causes, suits or other liability, loss, harm, damages, costs or expenses (“Claims”), whether known or unknown to you, arising out of, caused by, resulting from or relating to this Contest, these Rules, your participation in the Contest and/or your use or misuse of prizes, including without limitation property damages, personal injury and/or death, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery. Please note that this waiver and release specifically extends to Claims or portions of Claims alleging or arising as the result of Released Parties’ negligence.

(c) You acknowledge and agree that the foregoing waiver and release will be binding on your heirs, estate, successors and assigns.

 

FOR RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA: You specifically waive the protections of the following law and acknowledge and agree that the Claims described in the following are included in your waiver and release above:

California Civil Code Section 1542: A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor

Indemnity. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all Claims brought by third-parties against one or more of the Released Parties and/or suffered or incurred by one or more Released Parties as a result of such third-party Claims to the extent arising out of or relating to your violation of these Rules including, without limitation, your breach of the warranties set forth above.

 

LIMITING OUR LIABILITY TO YOU

Without limiting your waiver and release of Claims above, you acknowledge and agree that we assume no responsibility or liability for any of the following: the acts or omissions of the prize suppliers, including any defective merchandise provided thereby or therefrom, lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, illegible, corrupted or altered entries, any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission of entries, any communications line failure, theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to entries, alteration of entries, technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any entries to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Entrants’ or any other persons’ computers or smartphone devices related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Contest.

 

ADDITIONAL TERMS

General Conditions. We reserve the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond our reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by us in our sole discretion. We, in our sole discretion, reserve the right to disqualify any Entrant we determine to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of the Rules or in a fraudulent, unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. 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, we reserve the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Our failure to enforce any term of these Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision or any other provision of them.

Disputes: By entering this Contest, you agree to these Rules and our decisions about and interpretation of and in connection with them, all of which are final and binding in all respects. This Contest and these Rules are governed by the laws of the State of Washington, without regard to its conflicts of laws principles. You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Washington, or the United States courts sitting in Washington, for the adjudication for any Claims or disputes arising out of or relating to the Contest and these Rules. Venue for such disputes will be in the courts of competent jurisdiction located in King County, WA.

Winner List. For a list of the first initial and last name of the winners, please send your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to HeR Interactive, Attn: Nancy Drew Games Summer Cook- Off, P.O. Box 1092, Renton, WA, 98057, or email us at contest@herinteractive.com with the subject line: Nancy Drew Games Summer Cook- Off Contest Winner List. All requests must be made within 30 days after the end of the Contest Period. Requests received after that time will not be fulfilled.

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