1. ELIGIBILITY: Festival is open to all comedians who are at least 18 years of age, human, and reside on planet Earth at the time
2. DESCRIPTION: Comedian ("Participant") must complete a submission form and a processing fee ("Fee") of twenty-five (25)
dollars to The "SLO Comedy Festival“ ("Festival") All Fees are only payable through PayPal. Submission period ("Submission")
begins at 12:01 AM Pacific Standard Time ("PST") on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 and ends at 11:59 PM PST on Tuesday,
January 5th, 2016. Thursday, October 1st, 2015 the Fee increases to thirty-five (35) dollars. Sunday, November 1st, 2015 the Fee
increases to forty (40) dollars. Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 the Fee increases to forty-five (45) dollars. Friday, January 1st, 2016 the
Fee increases to fifty (50) dollars. Following the Submission, Participants will be reviewed according to the Panel criteria as detailed
in Section 5 of the Official Festival Rules. All fees are nonrefundable.
3. ENTRY: To enter, complete a submission form and include one (1) YouTUBE or Vimeo video that depicts you performing a
stand-up comedy routine, five (5) minutes in play length. Video can be a "best of" highlight reel, or of one continuous set. The
video submitted as part of Participant's Entry ("Entry") must not be longer than five (5) minutes in play length. If a submitted video
exceeds five (5) minutes in play length, no more than the first five (5) minutes of the video will be reviewed. Entry is not complete
until all of the following tasks are performed. All submission forms must be complete and received by 11:59 PM PST Tuesday,
January 5th, 2016. Participants must provide all information requested to be eligible. Incomplete, unreadable, or unintelligible Entry
will be disqualified. It is the sole responsibility of the Participant to notify the Festival in writing if Participant changes his/her e-
mail, postal address, or phone number during the Submission.
4. MATERIAL: All items submitted will become the property of the Festival for promotional use, and will not be returned to
Participant. ("Material") includes to the extent applicable (a) any information (e.g., comedy routine, video, headshot) submitted by
you or in connection with the Festival; (b) your name, likeness, voice, and image; and (c) all photographs, recordings, audiovisual,
writings, biographical, statements, and quotations of you and furnished to the Festival by you in connection with your
participation in the Festival. Do not submit any Material of anyone other than yourself. By submitting Material, you represent and
warrant to the Festival that (i) the Material is wholly original and does not infringe upon or otherwise violate any copyright,
trademark, privacy, publicity, or other proprietary right of any person or entity, (ii) you have all rights necessary to submit the
Material to the Festival in accordance with these Official Festival Rules, and (iii) no party other than you has any right, title, or
interest in and to the Material or any part of the Material which would impair the rights granted to Festival hereunder. Material
must not contain nudity, any unlawful acts, or people eating sandwiches.
5. QUALIFYING NOTIFICATION: All Materials submitted during the Submission period will be reviewed by a committee
("Panel") selected by the Festival. Humor (33%), Stage Presence (33%), Originality (33%) and Luck (1%). Participant reviewing will
take place until January 17th, 2016. Each of the accepted Participants will be notified via email on or about January 18th , 2016 and
will be required to respond (as directed) to the notification attempt. The failure to respond timely to the notification may result in
forfeiture of participation in the Festival and, in such case, Festival will select an alternate Participant from among all remaining
Entries submitted. Non accepted Participants will not be notified via email.
6. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION/RELEASES: By submitting, Participants agree to be bound by these Official
Festival Rules, which shall be final and binding in all respects. The Released Parties shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed,
stolen, misdirected, incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, garbled, unintelligible entries, communications or affidavits, regardless of
the method of transmission; (ii) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical or computer
malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized
access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iv) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind resulting from acceptance, or
from participation in the Festival; or (v) any printing, typographical, human, administrative or technological errors in any materials
associated with the Festival. Festival disclaim any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in, or
accessing or downloading information in connection with this Festival. If accepted, you grant the Festival the right to record your
performance, plus the right to use said recordings in any media; in whole or in part; for any purpose. SLO Comedy Festival reserve
the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Festival.
7. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE FESTIVAL OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE
OPERATION OF THE FESTIVAL MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND WILL RESULT IN
DISQUALIFICATION FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE FESTIVAL. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE FESTIVAL
RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF
THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
policy. SLO Comedy Festival will not sell, rent, transfer or otherwise disclose your personal data to any third party. The SLO
Comedy Festival fully respects your right to privacy, and will not collect any personal information about you on this website
without your clear and explicit permission. Any personal information which you volunteer will be treated with the highest
standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts. We are not responsible for the
content or privacy practices of other websites. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such.
9. FESTIVAL LINE-UP: The line-up for the Festival will be announced on our website Monday, January 18, 2016. Only
accepted Participants will be notified via email.