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Manny the Frenchie’s Festive Holiday Sweater Photo Contest

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Celebrate your LUV for the Holidays with your furry friend!

Manny the Frenchie and Southwest Airlines know a little something about celebrating the holidays and traveling in style, so that is why we are excited to present Manny the Frenchie’s Festive Holiday Sweater Photo Contest. Show us how you and your furry companion celebrate the holiday season with a little extra flair! Enter Manny the Frenchie’s Holiday Sweater Photo Contest on December 19 and 20, 2015, by posting an original photo of your pet in a festive holiday sweater via your Facebook account during the contest period using the hashtags #SouthwestPet and #Contest. Entries must also be posted to the Official Southwest Airlines Facebook page in the comments section of the original Contest posts, using the hashtags #SouthwestPet and #Contest. One lucky winner will receive a $1,000 Southwest® gift card.  Ready to join the fun? Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win:
  1. “Like” Southwest Airlines on Facebook.
  2. On December 19 and 20, 2015, post an original photo of your pet in a festive holiday sweater via your Facebook account during the contest period using the hashtags #SouthwestPet and #Contest. Entries must also be posted to the Official Southwest Airlines Facebook page in the comments section of the original Contest posts, using the hashtags #SouthwestPet and #Contest.
A panel of judges will evaluate each photo and select a winner based on creativity, originality, entertainment-value, Southwest appeal, and compliance with the Official Rules. Don’t have a Facebook account? No worries! You can sign up today and “like” us at Facebook.com/Southwest and make sure to visit Facebook.com/MannytheFrenchie in order to see what other silly antics Manny is up to. You acknowledge that this Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with Facebook. Photos on other social networks are welcomed and appreciated, but will not be eligible for Contest participation. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.  Void in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and where prohibited or restricted by law.  Must be a legal resident of the 48 contiguous U.S. or District of Columbia and 21 years or older to enter.  Enter by 12/20/15.  Sponsor: Southwest Airlines Co., 2702 Love Field Dr., Dallas, TX 75235.   MANNY THE FRENCHIE’S FESTIVE HOLIDAY SWEATER PHOTO CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.  VOID IN ALASKA, HAWAII, PUERTO RICO AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
  1. Eligibility Restrictions
  2. This Contest is open to all legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older and have a valid e-mail address and Facebook account as of December 19, 2015. The Contest is offered in the United States only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law. Employees of Southwest Airlines Co. (“Sponsor”) and the members of their immediate families (spouse and parents, children and siblings and their spouses) and individuals living in the same households of such employees are ineligible to enter or win.  The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  3. Only one winner per household is permitted during the Contest Period. Any attempt by any person found to use multiple Facebook accounts to enter, or in any other way attempt to obtain more than the authorized number of entries will be found to be ineligible, and their entries will be disqualified. Any eligible individual participating in this Contest shall be a “Participant.”  Participation must be by the Participant.  In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a Participant, the authorized account holder of the Facebook account used to enter the Contest will be deemed to be the Participant.  Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized Facebook account holder.  If the identity of the individual who actually participated in the Contest cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected individual’s entry will be deemed ineligible.
  4. Participants are required to provide truthful information and Sponsor will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent. Sponsor will disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements, and Sponsor may also delete any entry received from persons under the age of 13 in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
  5. How to Enter the Contest
  6. Manny the Frenchie’s Festive Holiday Sweater Photo Contest (“Contest”) will begin at 8:00 a.m. CT on December 19, 2015 and end at 11:59 PM. CT on December 20, 2015 (“Contest Period”). During the Contest Period, potential participants must have a Facebook account and use appropriate tags in their submitted photos as described below.
  7. To enter the Contest, potential entrants must first “like” Southwest Airlines on Facebook via the Official Southwest Airlines page.
  8. To participate in the Contest, post an original photo of your pet in a festive holiday sweater via your Facebook account during the Contest Period using the hashtags #SouthwestPet and #Contest. Entries must also be posted to the Official Southwest Airlines Facebook page in the comments section of the original Contest posts, using the hashtags #SouthwestPet and #Contest.
Entries submitted will become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. By entering, Participant grants Sponsor an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, freely transferable license to use the photo for all purposes, in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised, including as may be modified or edited by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Photos must be originals and not be copied.  Entries must be entirely original, and may not violate any third party rights nor use any third-party intellectual property such as copyrights, trademarks, logos or background signs.  Participants acknowledge and agree that their entry does not violate any rights of privacy or publicity and that they have all releases and written consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the likeness(es) of all persons and pets appearing in a photo for all purposes as set forth in these Official Rules, without additional compensation.  Winner will be required to sign an official assignment of rights in their winning photo (“Assignment”) to Sponsor prior to being eligible to receive any prize.  Entries must not disparage; contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, offensive, illegal, or vulgar; or promote bigotry, racism, hatred or discrimination based on race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.  Any entry that is not compliant with these Official Rules will be deemed void at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.  Entries must be sent and received during the Contest Period in order to be eligible.  Unintelligible entries; entries with complete, invalid, incorrect, or noncurrent information; entries that are counterfeit, damaged, or tampered with in any way; and entries with printing, production, or typographical errors will be disqualified.  Disqualified entries and entries that are late, lost, damaged, misdirected, stolen, or not delivered are not the responsibility of the Sponsor.  Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited.  Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by Sponsor.  Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Contest.  Sponsor is not responsible for entries not received due to difficulty accessing the Internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties or other technological glitches.  By entering this Contest, you give your full and unconditional agreement to abide by these Official Rules and acknowledge that this Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with Facebook.
  1. Selection of Winner
This is a contest of skill. Your chances of winning depend on how well your entry reflects the judging criteria, as compared to the other entries in the Contest. Judging will be based on the following qualities: *Creativity and Originality: 20% *Entertaining: 25% *Southwest Appeal (photo should reflect fun Culture and Fun-LUVing Attitude): 35% *Rules (must have read and complied with the Official Rules): 20%.
  1. Based on the above criteria, the top Contest submissions will be selected by a panel of judges provided by Sponsor on or about January 6, 2016. Participants need not be present to win. All potential winners are subject to eligibility verification by Sponsor, whose decisions are binding and final. A PARTICIPANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF BEING A PRIZE WINNER, UNLESS AND UNTIL THE PARTICIPANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED. In the event of a tie, the submission with the highest score in the “Southwest Appeal” category will win.
  2. Sponsor will notify potential winner via Facebook. The potential winner will be asked to contact Sponsor with a given e-mail address provided via Facebook. Once potential winner and Sponsor make e-mail contact, Sponsor will provide a photo for the potential winner to upload to the Facebook account the user uploaded the photo with in order to validate their account. Upon validation, potential winner must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release (collectively, the “Required Documentation”) in which he or she agrees to hold Sponsor, Facebook, and each of their parent, subsidiary and affiliated corporations, and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from use or misuse of a prize or participation in the Contest. On or about January 11, 2016, the Required Documentation will be mailed or e-mailed, based on the potential winner’s preference upon account validation, and must be executed and returned within seven (7) days or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be chosen. If a potential winner cannot be contacted using the information provided or fails to respond to Sponsor’s attempt to notify them of selection within five (5) business days; if any notification is returned as undeliverable or yields an error of undeliverable type “bounce back” email (regardless if the message is ultimately delivered to the recipient); if the potential winner is unable to validate his or her account, fails to sign and return the Required Documentation within the required time period or fails to comply with these Official Rules; if any prize is returned as undeliverable; if a potential winner is unable or unwilling to accept the prize as stated; or if the winner cannot be verified as eligible for any other reason, the potential winner is disqualified and an alternate winner may be chosen.  In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the next received and eligible photo entry received by Sponsor that is fully compliant with these Official Rules shall be deemed the winner, until the prize is awarded or until four (4) attempts have been made to award the prize and each attempt has failed.  Sponsor will identify each potential winner and verify the potential winner’s eligibility after the end of the Contest Period.  If unable to verify eligibility, Sponsor will select any alternate potential winner within a reasonable time thereafter.
  3. Prize
  4. One (1) Grand Prize: The winner of the Contest will receive one (1) $1,000 Southwest® Gift Card. Total approximate prize value of all prizes is $1,000.00.
Terms and conditions of the Southwest® gift card apply.   A Southwest® gift card is only redeemable at southwest.com, 1-800-I-FLY-SWA, or any Southwest Airlines ticket counter for passenger air travel. Domestic oversized and excess baggage, sales tax, security fees, passenger facilities charges, pet fare, and unaccompanied minor service charge may be paid for with a Southwest® gift card.  A Southwest® gift card is not valid for the purchase of Vacation Packages, Cargo, Hotel, Rental Car, Group Tickets, additional Southwest® gift cards, EarlyBird Check-In, Southwest Airlines Merchandise, international baggage fees, or inflight purchases. Only four (4) total forms of payment including Southwest® gift card, may be combined per purchase. A Southwest® gift card is nonrefundable and not redeemable for cash or credit except where required by federal or applicable state law. A Southwest® gift card is not replaceable if lost, stolen, or destroyed.  A Southwest® gift card never expires and has no fees. Activation or use of a Southwest® gift card constitutes acceptance of all terms and conditions listed at southwest.com. For full terms and conditionals visit http://www.southwest.com/html/air/products/gift-card-terms-and-conditions.html.  
  1. No prize substitutions, cash equivalent, or transfer of prizes permitted except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Prize subject to availability and the Sponsor, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to award a prize of greater or equal value if the advertised prize is unavailable.
  2. In the event that a prize or prize certificate is mailed to the winner, it will be with the prior written consent of the winner and therefore, winner assumes the risk of its loss. Sponsor is not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize.  Sponsor is not responsible if a potential winner does not receive his or her prize because erroneous, expired, canceled, fraudulent, or fake information was provided during the Contest.  Only the prize(s) set forth in these Official Rules will be awarded.  If, through printing or production error, or for any other reason whatsoever, more prizes are claimed than intended and/or set forth in these Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes from all legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims.
  3. Conditions
  4. Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner. Winner will be required to sign an IRS Form W-9 with the winner’s full social security number or the equivalent. Failure to submit a Form W-9 upon request will result in forfeiture of the prize.  Winnings over $600 will be reported to the IRS.
  5. By participating in the Contest, the winner agrees to have his or her name, voice, likeness, photograph, statements, opinions, biographical information, and or Contest entry used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to the Contest or otherwise, in any media, worldwide, now known or hereinafter developed, in perpetuity, without additional notice, payment, or other compensation unless prohibited by law, and, where legal, to sign an Assignment and publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize.
  6. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, stolen, mangled, misdelivered, postage due, illegible, incomplete or late entries, telephone service outages, delays, busy signals, equipment malfunctions and any other technological difficulties that may prevent an individual from entering or claiming a prize.
  7. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of Sponsor’s website, or otherwise in violation of the Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Contest if it is not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort. In any such event, Sponsor reserves the right, but not the obligation, to award any applicable prize(s) from the entries submitted before the cancellation, suspension, or modification of the Contest.  Any attempt to undermine the operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and should such attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  8. Sponsor reserves the right to make changes in the Official Rules, including the substitution of a prize of greater or equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcement.
  9. Failure to comply with the Official Rules may result in an entrant’s disqualification solely at the discretion of the Sponsor.
  10. Sponsor is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the Contest, or in the announcement of a prize.
  11. Copies of the Official Rules and a winners list (when complete) may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Southwest Airlines Co., Emerging Media, P.O. Box 36611, Dallas, TX 75235-1611. All requests must be received by January 31, 2016.
  12. Limitations on Liability
NEITHER SPONSOR NOR ITS AFFILIATED ENTITIES IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PRINTING OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS IN ANY CONTEST-RELATED MATERIALS OR TRANSACTIONS THAT ARE PROCESSED LATE OR INCORRECTLY OR ARE LOST DUE TO COMPUTER OR ELECTRONIC MALFUNCTION. WINNER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT OF ALL FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL TAXES ON PRIZE AND FOR ANY TRAVEL OR OTHER EXPENSES NOT SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED IN PRIZE DESCRIPTION.  SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL OR MODIFY CONTEST IF FRAUD OR TECHNICAL FAILURE COMPROMISES THE INTEGRITY OF THE CONTEST AS DETERMINED BY SPONSOR IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION. THIS CONTEST IS BEING MADE EXCLUSIVELY BY THE SPONSOR.  SPONSOR AND PRIZE PROVIDER ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TECHNICAL, HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, OR TELEPHONE FAILURE OF ANY KIND, LOST OR UNAVAILABLE NETWORK CONNECTIONS OR FRAUD, INCOMPLETE, GARBLED, OR DELAYED COMPUTER TRANSMISSION WHETHER CAUSED BY SPONSOR, USER, OR BY ANY OF THE EQUIPMENT OR PROGRAMMING ASSOCIATED WITH OR UTILIZED IN THE PROMOTION, OR BY ANY TECHNICAL OR HUMAN ERROR WHICH MAY OCCUR IN THE PROCESS OF SUBMISSIONS WHICH MAY LIMIT A PARTICIPANT'S ABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CONTEST. PARTICIPANTS ASSUME ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE CAUSED, OR CLAIMED TO BE CAUSED, BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, REDEMPTION OF ANY PRIZE, AND USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE. NEITHER SPONSOR NOR ITS AFFILIATED ENTITIES IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY INCURRED BY WINNER AND GUESTS AS A RESULT OF WINNING. BY ENTERING, PARTICIPANTS AGREE TO RELEASE HOLD HARMLESS, DEFEND AND INDEMNIFY EACH OF SPONSOR, ITS RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS, AND ANY AND ALL OTHER COMPANIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTEST (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, DAMAGES, OR CAUSES OR ACTION (HOWEVER NAMED OR DESCRIBED), RELATED TO OR ARISING OUT OF (I) THE CONTEST, (II) PARTICIPANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST, AND (III) THE RECEIPT OR USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE(S) AWARDED HEREIN.  POSSIBLE CLAIMS OR CAUSES OF ACTION INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, INFRINGEMENT OF ANY RIGHT OF PUBLICITY OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY; THREATENED OR ACTUAL INJURY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE TO ANY PERSON, INCLUDING DEATH AND DISABILITY; DEFAMATION OR PORTRAYAL IN A FALSE LIGHT (INTENTIONAL AND UNINTENTIONAL); AND DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF PROPERTY, ARISING OUT OF SUCH PARTICIPANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST OR RECEIPT OR USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE.  IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE FOR OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THIS CONTEST.  If for any reason an Participant’s entry is confirmed to have been voided or corrupted by any grossly negligent act of the Sponsor, Participant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Contest, subject to availability and provided that sweepstakes has not then expired.
  1. Construction and Disputes
Participants waive any right to claim ambiguity in these Official Rules.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of any participant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of Texas, or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Texas.  The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.  In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein. the EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION for any dispute shall be in THE FEDERAL OR STATE COURTS LOCATED IN DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS.
  1. Privacy
By entering this Contest, each Participant agrees to Sponsor’s manner of collection, use, retention, and disclosure of Participant’s personal information submitted in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, all names, addresses, emails, phone numbers, and birth dates obtained from or provided by Participants. Information collected is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy and any state or federal law. Sponsor's privacy policy can be found at http://www.southwestvacations.com/generalinformation/privacy-and-security-policy.
  1. Sponsor
Southwest Airlines Co., 2702 Love Field Drive, Dallas, TX 75235-1611.