fifey157 wrote:chocolatey. I always heard that rejected entries have no hold. But that was never official...
From the submission page T&C:
Thank you in advance for submitting your sample artwork (the “Artwork”) to Woot, Inc. (“Woot”). This Agreement details the terms and conditions between Woot and you (the “Artist”) concerning your submission of Artwork to Woot.
1. Consideration of Artwork. Artist grants Woot a 60-day exclusive right to review and consider the Artwork. During this 60-day period, Artist shall not use the Artwork in any manner or submit the Artwork to anyone else to be used in any manner. All materials sent to Woot will be treated as non-proprietary and non-confidential. Because Woot receives many submissions, Woot cannot be held liable if it reproduces or commissions artwork similar to yours but which has come from another source.
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4. Withdrawal of Artwork by Artist. Artist may, at Artist’s discretion, withdraw from further voting in Woot’s Derby an Artwork previously submitted for voting in Woot’s Derby within 24 hours from the time of submission of Artwork by Artist or no later than the published close of the submission period, whichever occurs first. Withdrawal of an Artwork by Artist within the provisions stated herein shall not diminish, void or otherwise affect Artist’s grant of rights to Woot in Sections 1, 5, or 6 of this Agreement nor any of Artist’s obligations and assurances to Woot under this Agreement.
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6. Term of Agreement. (a) This Agreement terminates 60 days from the submission of the Artwork if during that 60-day period Woot disclaims any interest in using the Artwork or does not inform Artist of its intent to use the Artwork. If this Agreement is terminated during the initial 60-day period, neither Artist nor Woot shall retain any obligations under Sections 6, 7, or 8 of this Agreement. (b) Notwithstanding subsection (a), this Agreement terminates 180 days from the submission of the Artwork if: (i) Woot nominates the Artwork as a Best of Derby entry; and (ii) Artist consents to such participation; and (iii) the Artwork is not produced as a result of participation in the Best of Derby for which the Artwork was nominated. (c) This Agreement becomes perpetual unless subsequently terminated by Woot if (i) during the 60-day period Woot informs Artist of Woot’s intent to use the Artwork, or (ii) the Artwork is produced as a result of participation in a Best of Derby event.
7. Copyright Ownership. Artist retains copyright ownership of the Artwork submitted to Woot. Woot may, at Woot’s discretion and expense, register the Artwork with the U.S. Copyright Office in the Artist’s name. Woot may record the license granted to it in this Agreement, and Artist agrees to assist Woot as necessary with such recordation, including by executing any documents related to the recordation that Woot may reasonably request.
8. Grant Of Rights. Artist grants Woot the exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide, right and license to use, reproduce, print, publish, publicly display, transmit, market, sell, distribute, and sublicense the Artwork in all forms and media now known or hereafter developed. Woot may make or authorize non-substantive changes to the Artwork to prepare it for production use.
9. Non-competition. Artist shall not use the Artwork in any manner with the sole exception that Artist may display or incorporate the Artwork in a personal portfolio or collection for promotional purposes related to Artist’s work.
14. Termination. Woot may terminate this Agreement for any reason immediately upon written notice to Artist. If Woot terminates this Agreement for any reason other than Artist’s breach of the Agreement, Artist shall be entitled to retain the amounts paid to Artist up to the date of such termination and shall not be entitled to any further compensation. If Woot terminates this Agreement as a result of Artist’s breach of the Agreement, Artist shall return all amounts paid to Artist hereunder. Upon such repayment, all rights granted to Woot under this Agreement shall terminate, and Woot shall have no further obligation of any kind to Artist.
15. General Provisions. This Agreement is binding upon and inures to the benefit of the executors, administrators, heirs, and assigns of the Artist and Woot. Any notices permitted or required under this Agreement shall be deemed sufficient if sent via email to email@example.com and email receipt is acknowledged by Woot. Woot shall communicate with Artist via email address provided by Artist. This Agreement represents the entire agreement between parties, and may not be modified or terminated other than by a writing executed by both parties. If one or more of the provisions contained in this Agreement is held invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any respect, the validity, legality, and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired. The waiver of any breach of any provision of this Agreement, regardless of the number or extent of such waivers, shall not be construed as a modification of this Agreement or as a waiver of any other breach of that provision or of any other provision of this Agreement. If, in the opinion of either party, the other has breached this Agreement, the such party shall notify the other in writing of that breach, which shall not be a ground for any action, claim, or proceeding unless the alleged breach has not been substantially cured within thirty (30) days after receipt of notice. In the event of Woot’s breach, Artist may seek damages only; in no event shall the Artist be entitled to interfere with, enjoin, or otherwise restrain Woot’s exclusive right to use and incorporate the Artwork on or in apparel, garments, and other items. This Agreement shall be interpreted according to the laws and in the state and federal courts of the State of Texas, and both parties consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction, and waive any objections to the venue, of such courts.
Nothing about termination if rejected from the derby, so it doesn't matter whether it was rejected. The 60 days holds, according to the agreement.
And all entrants must check the box saying they've read those terms in order to enter, so every person agreed to those rules.