|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 of submission.
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
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.
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.
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