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Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Official Rules for GIRL Contest


For the first time in GIRL history, a pro athlete is gracing the cover. For us, choosing Serena Williams as the cover subject was easy. But we know she's not the only one who represents what female athletes stand for. So let us know who your favorite female athlete is and you can win the Dusk Til Dawn prize pack full of gear to keep you looking good all day long. All you have to do is blog about your favorite female athlete on your ESPNRISE.COM profile and e-mail the link to livin@risemag.com. Each blog entry will be judged on clarity and thoughtfulness, and one winner will be selected. Please include your name, jacket size, school, grade and address in the e-mail. The winner will receive cool gear from the likes of Nike, Burton and more.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PLAY OR WIN. THE FOLLOWING CONTESTIS INTENDED ONLY FOR LEGAL RESIDENTS IN THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (EXCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, PUERTO RICO AND OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES OR FOREIGN TERRITORIES) ONLY AND SHALL ONLY BE CONSTRUED AND EVALUATED ACCORDING TO UNITED STATES LAW. DO NOT PROCEED WITH THIS CONTEST IF YOU ARE NOT A RESIDENT IN THE 50 UNITED STATES, LOCATED IN PUERTO RICO, OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES OR FOREIGN TERRITORIES. These are the official rules (the "Official Rules") for the Flavor of the Month (the "Contest"). The Contest is sponsored by ESPN RISE ("Sponsor"), 971 COMMONWEALTH AVENUE, SUITE 33, BOSTON, MA, 02215. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

OFFICIAL RULES

Eligibility. The Contest is open to high school students in grades ninth (9th) through twelfth (12th) who are legal residents of the United States and currently attending a high school located within the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia. The following are not eligible for the Contest: (i) employees and agents of Sponsor and its respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, franchisees and licensees, and its respective advertising/promotion agencies (collectively the "Contest Entities"); and (ii) the "immediate family members" and/or "household members" of any of the persons set forth in (i) above. "Immediate family members" shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings or spouses. "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three (3) months a year. The Contest is void where prohibited by law. Participation in the Contest constitutes Entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and to Sponsor's decisions. The decisions of the Sponsor regarding all matters relating to the Contest are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Offer void where prohibited by law.

To Enter. Post a blog entry on your ESPN RISE page about your favorite female athlete and send an email with the link to your page to living@risemag.com. To be eligible, the essays cannot have been previously published or submitted in any other competition. There is a limit of one (1) essay submission per person per email account. In the event that an essay does not comply with any of the terms of these Official Rules as applicable, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, such essay entry will be void.

To submit your essay. Between 12:00:00 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on October 10, 2008 and 11:59:59 PM ET on November 30, 2008, post your essay on your ESPN RISE page and email the link to livin@risemag.com. Please include your full name, jacket size, school name, and grade in your e-mail. Other than for prize notification or to verify the Entrants information, neither Sponsor, nor anyone acting on its behalf, will enter into any communications with any entrant regarding this Contest or acknowledge receipt of essays. Essays not meeting all entry requirements stated herein will be disqualified. Essays that are deemed by the judges in their sole discretion to be immoral, obscene, and profane or not in keeping with Sponsor's image or in violation of these rules will be void. The use of any device to automate the entry process is prohibited and all such essays will be void. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, lost, late, inaccurate, incomplete, damaged, delayed, undelivered, garbled, stolen or misdirected essays (or any component thereof) or Contest related information provided by Sponsor or for interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, miscommunications, computer or software malfunctions or telephone line or transmission problems or technical failures, garbled transmissions, damage to a user's computer equipment (software or hardware) or other errors or malfunctions of any kind relating to or in connection with the Contest whether caused by equipment, programming used in this Contest or that computer, network, typographical, printing, mechanical, electronic, human or otherwise, including, without limitation, errors or malfunctions that may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of the essays, the announcement of the prizes or in any Contest-related materials.

Judging. Based on the criteria outlined below, one essay will be selected no later than Dec. 15, 2008. Sponsor, whose decisions will be final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest, will judge each essay on clarity and thoughtfulness.

Prizes. (1) Grand Prize: Potential Grand Prize winner will receive Dusk to Dawn pack containing cool gear from Harajuku Lovers, Burton and Anon. Approximate Retail Value of all Prizes: $250.00.

Release/Publicity. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official rules and to sign, notarize and return to Sponsor an AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY & LIABILITY/PUBLICITY RELEASE FORM (except where prohibited by law) as a condition to receiving any prize. Entrants also agree to release Sponsor and its respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising/promotional agencies, and the employees, officers, directors and agents of any of the above organizations from any and all liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by participation in the Contest or the acceptance, possession or use/misuse of a prize or participation in any prize-related activities. Except as otherwise prohibited by law, by accepting prize, winner grants permission to use his/her name, address, likeness, photograph, and statements to Sponsor and its respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising/promotional agencies for advertising/publicity purposes in any and all media, worldwide, without further compensation.

Miscellaneous. All costs, including federal, state and local taxes and other expenses not specifically identified as included in the prize, are the sole responsibility of the winner. No transfer, assignment, cash redemption or substitution of prizes (or portion of prize) except by Sponsor due to prize unavailability and then for a prize (or applicable portion of prize) of equal or greater value as determined by Sponsor. If any prize notification letter or prize is returned as undeliverable, winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Contest (or any portion thereof) should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor, including but not limited to war or armed conflict (whether or not officially declared), labor controversy or threat thereof, and/or acts of God, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the contest and, in the event of such cancellation, suspension or termination, at its discretion, as applicable, Sponsor will declare a winner from all eligible essays received at that time.

Privacy. Personally identifiable information that is submitted by entrants as part of this Contest will be used to administer the Contest, select prize winners and fulfill prizes, and will be treated in accordance with Sponsor's privacy policy accessible on its website at www.espnrise.com.

Disputes/Choice of Law. Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in New York county, New York state, i.e., Manhattan; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation lost profits may be awarded (collectively, "Special Damages"), and (4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. New York law, without reference to New York's choice of law rules, governs the Contest and all aspects related thereto.

Official Rules/Winners List. For a copy of the Official Rules and/or the winners' name (available after Dec. 15), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for receipt by mail to:

RISE Magazine
GIRL Contest
971 Commonwealth Avenue, Ste. 33 Boston MA, 02215

The Contest and all accompanying materials are copyright 2008 ESPN RISE.

Sponsor: ESPN RISE, 971 Commonwealth Avenue, Ste. 33, Boston MA, 02215.