RULES & REGULATIONS

NORDIC FACE AWARDS is a competition to find the Nordic Beauty Vlogger of the Year (the “Competition”).

Please read these terms and conditions (“T&Cs”) carefully. They govern your participation in the Competition. By participating in the Competition, you unconditionally accept and agree with these T&Cs.

  • Organizer

    The Competition is organised by NYX Professional Makeup (the “Promoter”) the trading divison of L’Oréal Danmark A/S, a company registered in Denmark with company number CVR no. 70710218 and whose registered address is Havneholmen 25,1561 Copenhagen Denmark.

  • Section 1: Term

    The Competition will commence on Tuesday February 28, 2017 and end Thursday June 16, 2017.

  • Section 2: Entry Requirements

    Entry into the Competition is free of charge. No purchase is necessary.

    The Competition is open to all Nordic residents (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland) residents aged 18 and over. We reserve the rights to ask for proof of age.

    This Competition is open to both amateur and professional makeup artists so long as their participation in this Competition does not result in a conflict of interest.

    In order to participate, you must have internet access, a public Instagram account (and follow @NYXCosmeticsNORDICS) and additionally a public YouTube account.

    Entrants must comply with the Instagram Terms, Instagram Privacy Policy and Instagram API Terms.

    Entrants must comply with the YouTube Terms, available here and YouTube Community Guidelines available here.

    Only one valid entry per person will be counted.

    The Promoter’s employees, their immediate families, or anyone professionally connected with the competition are excluded from entry.

    Any entries that do not comply with these T&Cs will be disqualified.

  • Section 3: Competition Mechanics

    The Competition shall consist of 8 phases:

    Phase one: Video entry on Instagram

    The First phase will commence on Tuesday February 28, 2017 and will close on Monday March 27 at midnight local time in Denmark, Sweden, Norway (-1 hour in Finland and +1 hour in Iceland).

    To enter, participants need to tag a colour Instagram video (lasting a minimum of 15 seconds and maximum 60 seconds) that best exemplifies their talent as an elite makeup artist with hashtag #NORDICFACEAWARDS and @NYXCosmeticsNORDICS on Instagram. The video can be a pre-existing video or one created specifically for this Competition. It must show the entrant performing a make-up tutorial on either themselves or on a model of their choice in close-up. Models do not need to be professionals and can be a friend or family member. Where a model is used, entrants need to ensure that they have obtained consent from the model to appear in the video. Also, if there are any other people featured in the Instavideo, they need to have consented to appear in the video. Submissions may only contain music with appropriate rights. Submissions must not contain material that is unlawful, or in violation of the laws or regulations in the country where the submission is entered. All videos must comply with the video content guidelines in section 5 below and Instagram’s Terms.

    Once the Instavideo has been uploaded and tagged, entrants who comply with the entry criteria in these T&Cs will validate their entry by filling out an online form with their personal details and contact details, where they will be asked to agree to these T&Cs. Entries will only be accepted if they are compliant with these T&Cs and entrants have agreed to the T&Cs via the online form.

    Phase two: First selection process

    The first selection process will take place between Tuesday 28 March and Monday 3rd April 2017.

    An internal panel of judges selected by the Promoter shall select thirty (30) entrants based upon the following criteria:

    25% Creativity of the look

    25% Presentation/Educational value of the tutorial

    30% Artistry in makeup application

    20% Quality of the video production

    The 30 selected entrants will be notified by email or phone, using information provided on the entry form. Once the 30 entrants have been notified, their preferred name (being the preferred name provided on the entry form) will be published on www.nordicfaceawards.com and NYX Cosmetics Nordics Social Media Channels on Tuesday 4th April 2017.

    The decision of the jury will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

    The top 30 entrants will each be sent a selection of NYX Professional Makeup products so that they can participate in Phase 3 of the Competition as described below. Additionally, they are encouraged to create an original, creative unboxing video.

    The video must be uploaded by 16 April 2017 in one of the following formats on YouTube:

    MOV
    .MPEG4
    MP4
    .AVI
    .WMV
    .MPEGPS
    .FLV
    3GPP
    WebM

    All videos must comply with the video content guidelines in section 5 below, YouTube’s Terms and Facebooks Terms.

    These videos will be showcased on www.nordicfaceawards.com and potentially also on NYX Cosmetics Nordics Social Channels.

    Phase 3: First challenge

    Phase 3 will start on Tuesday 4th April 2017 and finish on Sunday 23 April 2017. The 30 successful entrants will be asked to undertake their first challenge, which will be to post a colour video on their YouTube channel and be tagged with #NORDICFACEAWARDS. The video must show the participant performing a makeover or make-up tutorial, or explaining a make-up look that they have created themselves that exemplifies the requested look. Minimum length of video is 90 seconds and only music that is free of copyrights is allowed to use in the challenge videos. The 30 entrants need to create their look using the NYX Professional Makeup products supplied to them on reaching the top 30 in accordance with Phase 2 above. The video must show the entrant performing a make-up tutorial on either themselves or on a model of their choice in close-up. Models do not need to be professionals and can be a friend or family member. Where a model is used, entrants need to ensure that they have obtained consent from the model to appear in the video. Also, if there are any other people featured in the Instavideo, they need to have consented to appear in the video. Submissions must not contain material that is unlawful, or in violation of the laws or regulations in the country where the submission is entered. Submissions may only contain music with appropriate rights. If music is used in the video, the entrant must ensure ownership of usage rights to comply with Youtube regulations. Entrants should demonstrate which NYX Professional Makeup products they used to create the makeup look in this video and how.

    The video must be uploaded in one of the following formats on YouTube:

    MOV
    .MPEG4
    MP4
    .AVI
    .WMV
    .MPEGPS
    .FLV
    3GPP
    WebM

    All videos must comply with the video content guidelines in section 5 below, YouTube’s Terms and Facebooks Terms.

    On Monday 24 April 2017, a video gallery featuring the top 30 entrants’ videos and their names will go online at www.nordicfaceawards.com and NYX Cosmetics Nordics Social Channels to showcase the entries received.

    Phase 4: Second selection process

    The second selection process will take place between Monday 24 April and Tuesday 25 April 2017.

    A panel of judges composed of industry experts selected by the Promoter shall select fifteen (15) entrants based upon the following criteria:

    25% Creativity of the look

    25% Presentation/Educational value of the tutorial

    30% Artistry in makeup application

    20% Quality of the video production

    The 15 selected entrants will be notified by email or phone, using information provided on the entry form by Tuesday 25 April 2017. Once the 15 entrants have been notified, their preferred names will be published on www.nordicfaceawards.com and NYX Cosmetics Nordics Social Channels.

    The decision of the jury will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

     

    Phase 5: Second challenge

    Phase 5 will start on Tuesday 25 April and finish on Sunday 7 May 2017. The 15 successful entrants will be asked to undertake their second challenge, which will be to post a colour video on their YouTube channel and be tagged with #NORDICFACEAWARDS. Minimum length of video is 90 seconds and only music that is free of copyrights is allowed to use in the challenge videos. The video must show the participants performing a makeover or make-up tutorial, or explaining a make-up look that they have created themselves that exemplifies the given task. The 15 entrants need to create their look using the NYX Professional Makeup products supplied to them on reaching the top 15 in accordance with Phase 4 above. The video must show the entrant performing a make-up tutorial on either themselves or on a model of their choice in close-up. Models do not need to be professionals and can be a friend or family member. Where a model is used, entrants need to ensure that they have obtained consent from the model to appear in the video. Also, if there are any other people featured in the Instavideo, they need to have consented to appear in the video. Submissions must not contain material that is unlawful, or in violation of the laws or regulations in the country where the submission is entered. Submissions may only contain music with appropriate rights. If music is used in the video, the entrant must ensure ownership of usage rights to comply with Youtube regulations. Entrants should demonstrate which NYX Professional Makeup products they used to create the makeup look in this video and how.

    The video must be uploaded in one of the following formats on YouTube:

    MOV
    .MPEG4
    MP4
    .AVI
    .WMV
    .MPEGPS
    .FLV
    3GPP
    WebM

    All videos must comply with the video content guidelines in section 5 below and YouTube terms.

    Phase 6: Public Vote

    On Wednesday 10 May 2017, a video gallery featuring the 15 successful entrants’ videos will go online at www.nordicfaceawards.com and NYX Cosmetics Nordics Social Media channels to showcase the entries received. The public vote will commence on Wednesday 10 May 2017 and close on Monday 29 May 2017.

    The voting is open to anyone from the general public, excluding competition entrants. Voters should vote for their favourite video.

    Voting is open via www.nordicfaceawards.com to anyone using their Facebook account.

    Votes will be taken from Facebook's official graph API like count for the entrant's nordicfaceawards.com official page, with each like equaling one vote.

    All voting activity must be legitimate and fair. Fraudulent or deceptive voting practices are not permitted and will lead to disqualification. For the avoidance of doubt this includes, but is not limited to, soliciting votes using unconventional methods and/or offering payment for votes and/or any other irregular voting practice such as a sudden and unexplained spike in votes. The Promoter is allowed to disqualify any entry that it deems in its reasonable opinion subverts legitimate voting practices and no correspondence will be entered into.

    The voting will close at noon local time in Denmark, Sweden, Norway (-1 hour in Finland and +1 hour in Iceland) on Monday 29 May 2017 and the top 5 based on the highest number of legitimate votes received will be notified by email or phone on Tuesday 30 May 2017.

    In the event of a tie, a panel of judges selected by the Promoter will choose the entrant(s) to continue to the next challenge based on the following criteria: (1) creativity of the look (25 percent); (2) presentation, educational value of the tutorial (25 percent); (3) artistry in the makeup application (25 percent); and (4) quality of the video production (25 percent).

    Once the Top 5 finalists have been notified, their names will be revealed on www.nordicfaceawards.com and NYX Cosmetics Nordics Social Media channels on Tuesday 30 May 2017.

    Phase 7:Third/final challenge

    The final challenge will be announced on Tuesday 30 May 2017 and finish on Sunday 11 June 2017.

    The 5 successful entrants will be asked to undertake their final challenge, which will be to post a colour video on their YouTube channel and be tagged with #NORDICFACEAWARDS. Minimum length of video is 90 seconds and only music that is free of copyrights is allowed to use in the challenge videos. The video must show the participants performing a makeover or make-up tutorial, or explaining a make-up look that they have created themselves that exemplifies the given challenge. The 5 entrants need to create their look using the NYX Professional Makeup products supplied to them on reaching the top 5 in accordance with Phase 6 above. The video must show the entrant performing a make-up tutorial on either themselves or on a model of their choice in close-up. Models do not need to be professionals and can be a friend or family member. Where a model is used, entrants need to ensure that they have obtained consent from the model to appear in the video. Also, if there are any other people featured in the Instavideo, they need to have consented to appear in the video. Submissions must not contain material that is unlawful, or in violation of the laws or regulations in the country where the submission is entered. Submissions may only contain music with appropriate rights. If music is used in the video, the entrant must ensure ownership of usage rights to comply with Youtube regulations. Entrants should demonstrate which NYX Professional Makeup products they used to create the makeup look in this video and how.

    The video must be uploaded in one of the following formats on YouTube:

    MOV
    .MPEG4
    MP4
    .AVI
    .WMV
    .MPEGPS
    .FLV
    3GPP
    WebM

    All videos must comply with the video content guidelines in section 5 below and YouTube’s terms.

    Phase 8: Selection of winner

    Friday 16 June 2017. A panel of judges composed of industry experts (to be announced) will announce the sole winner, during a live final event, based on the following criteria:

    Composition – abstract thinking, unified presentation, balance and flow Technique – creative use of products and tools, exhibits finesse and style Innovation – thinks outside of the box, creates avant-garde looks, unique Kinetic – dynamic, spirited, fresh impact, strong personality Illuminative – articulate, well spoken, educative, good tutorials

    The decision of the judging panel will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

    The short films created by the 5 finalists may be showcased on www.nordicfaceawards.com from Monday 12 June 2017, in the live final on June 16th, and be made available to view on NYX Cosmetics Nordics Social Media channels indefinitely.

  • Section 4: Prizes

    The winner of the Competition will receive the following prizes:

    10 000 € in cash.

    Attendance at the US FACE Awards in August 2017 in Los Angeles (USA). The Promoter will arrange and pay for the return flights and accommodation (economy flights, standard double room on B&B basis at a hotel with a ranking of 3* or more, for 4 nights), as well as attendance at the US FACE Awards final event. All other expenses must be paid by the winner.

    One year’s supply of NYX Professional Makeup products, worth approximately 500 €.
    The winner of the FACE Awards 2017 will receive a professional hair consultation incl. hair diagnosis, cut and colouring service by a professional Redken hairstylist + 1 year’s use of Redken products. Total value estimated at 1275 €.

    Additional prizes may also be awarded by the Promoter and Sponsors.

    It is the responsibility of the winner to ensure that s/he is available to travel on the dates set out above and that s/he has a valid passport and/or visa (if necessary), as well as any travel insurance, to which to travel to the US.

    The winner shall reasonably cooperate with the Promoter to arrange for the prompt booking of his/her travel arrangements. All airline or other travel tickets once booked cannot be changed unless the Promoter in its sole discretion consents. Any additional fees or penalties incurred as a consequence of any changes made to any travel arrangements after they are booked that are made at the request of the winner are the sole responsibility of the winner and shall be deducted from the €10,000 cash prize.

    If the prize is declined or if the winner forfeits any of the prizes under these T&Cs, then the Promoter shall award the prizes described above to the finalist who ranked second by the panel of judges in Phase 7 above. The prizes are as stated, they are not transferable and there are no alternative prizes or cash substitutes. The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prizes for other prizes of like value in the event that any element of the prizes or the entirety of the prizes is unavailable for any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter.

    The winner is responsible for any additional costs associated with the prize realization, including any potential personal taxes.

    The winner must be prepared to take part in publicity accompanying or resulting from the Competition. No additional compensation will be awarded for such promotional activities.

  • Section 5: other

    Compliance with these T&Cs

    Entries will only be accepted through the entry processes and platforms described in Section 3 of these T&Cs. Incomplete, illegal, misdirected or late entries will not be accepted. Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of receipt. Responsibility cannot be accepted for lost, damaged or delayed entries whether due to technical or connectivity problems or otherwise. All personal details and/or information given in the entry form or otherwise must be truthful, accurate and in no way misleading, and the Promoter shall have the right to request background checks or ask for additional information from any entrant to ensure the eligibility or identity of an entrant or their compliance with these T&Cs. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify entrants if it has reason to believe that they have supplied untruthful, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information.

    Forfeiture by participant

    Where a winner of one of the phases of this Competition fails to acknowledge receipt of a communication from the Promoter that s/he has qualified for the next phase of the Competition within three (3) days of notification, the Promoter may select an alternative entrant or finalist in accordance with the relevant criteria used to judge that specific phase of the Competition.

    Conduct of participants

    Participants of this Competition must behave in a way that is decent, moral and professional. If a participant engages in any conduct or activity that the Promoter reasonably believes could bring the Competition or Promoter into disrepute, whether on social media or in person, it shall be entitled to disqualify such entrant. Such conduct shall include (but are not limited to): (a) swearing; (b) comments or actions which appear to be discriminatory of any person, company or group of individuals, for example comments of a racist, sexist or homophobic nature; (c) sexual innuendo, sexual language or sexual acts, actions or gestures; (d) promoting any illegal unlawful activity such as drug use; (e) any message that appears to be an advertisement or solicitation to buy; and (f) any materials (whether written or visual) that directly or indirectly relate to NYX Professional Makeup competitor brands or that show any intention of promoting any brand other than NYX Professional Makeup. Where a participant is disqualified, the Promoter may select an alternative entrants or finalist in accordance with the relevant criteria used to judge that specific phase of the Competition.

    No association with YouTube, Instagram or Facebook.

    Please note that the Competition is neither associated with, governed by, nor sponsored by neither YouTube nor Instagram nor Facebook and participants shall disclose any information only to the Promoter and not to YouTube nor Instagram nor Facebook.

    Insufficient entries

    If at any stage during the Competition insufficient entries are received, the Promoter may nevertheless proceed to the next applicable phase of the Competition with the reduced number of participants who qualify to go round to the next phase.

    Video content guidelines

    Videos must be original to the entrant and must not infringe any third party proprietary rights, intellectual property rights, industrial property rights, personal or moral rights or any other rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or confidentiality obligations, or otherwise violate applicable laws. Each entrant represents and warrants that all permissions, if any are required, have been granted prior to submission of the entry. No licensed music, prominent trademarks, logos, company names or advertising of third parties are allowed.

    Any entries containing abusive, inappropriate, offensive or obscene language or imagery will be disqualified. Examples of language/images considered to be inappropriate, offensive or obscene, include (but are not limited to): any message/image which contains (a) swearing; (b) comments or actions which appear to be discriminatory of any person, company or group of individuals, for example comments of a racist, sexist or homophobic nature; (c) sexual innuendo, sexual language or sexual acts, actions or gestures; (d) promoting any illegal unlawful activity such as drug use; (e) any message that appears to be an advertisement or solicitation to buy; and (f) any materials (whether written or visual) that directly or indirectly relate to NYX Professional Makeup competitor brands or that show any intention of promoting any brand other than NYX Professional Makeup.

    Entrants' submissions, future submissions and quotes generated during any stage of the competition may be modified by the Promoter to fit in context with the content of the relevant usage, whilst maintaining the original sentiment.

  • Section 6: Testimony, Original Creations and personality rights

    For purposes of the Competition, you hereby expressly and free of charge authorise the Promoter and any of its group companies to: reproduce, represent, modify, adapt (including translate), transfer and distribute your name, likeness, voice, place of residence, testimony, your video and/or your photography as well as any stills or footage featuring you that is created during the course of the Competition for any promotional and advertising purposes in relation to the products and/or the brands of the Promoter or companies of its group, including but not limited to the following media supports: (i) in the print press and magazines (ii) on the Internet (including the Promoter and its group company websites as well as social media sites including, but not limited to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram etc). You are hereby informed that these social networks are Websites belonging to third parties and consequently the broadcast and use of your testimony, your video or your photographs on these social networks shall be governed by the terms of use established by such third parties, (iii) on any advertising media support (including point of sale material and on the products of the Promoter or companies of its group) hereinafter the “Media Supports”).

    This authorisation is granted free of charge commencing from the initial broadcast of your testimony, your video and/or your photography pursuant to this Competition on a worldwide basis without limitation as to number or excerpt and for all types of Media Supports (audio visual, print press, internet, etc.) for a five (5) year term commencing on the date of initial broadcast to the public.

    You hereby expressly declare that you hold any and all rights to the videos, testimonies and/or photographs forwarded to our attention.

    This use is authorised for any and all purposes of internal or external corporate or financial communication (including but not limited to the annual report of the L’Oréal group business reports), advertising, and for any and all public relations purposes, historical or archival purposes of the L’Oréal group, its products and/or brands and, in particular, with respect to the following Media Supports:

    Displays, postings and billings in any and all formats,

    Print press,

    Edition and publication,

    Internet (any and all sites and/or supports including social media such as for example Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Dailymotion.) You acknowledge and agree that the social networks are Websites belonging to third parties and that, consequently, the broadcast and use of your photographs and testimony on such social media shall be governed by the terms of use established by such third parties).

    On any other advertising (including, but not limited to, advertising on sales outlets and products of L’Oréal group brands

    Please be aware that the annual reports of the L’Oréal group are accessible on the Internet for an unlimited duration.

  • Section 7: Liability

    Neither the Promoter nor agencies involved in the Competition may be liable to the participants whether arising from tort including negligence, breach of contract or otherwise or for any loss or damage whatsoever caused by matters relating to the participation in this competition, or in relation to the prizes to the extent permissible by law.

  • Section 8: Privacy and Data protection

    Information entrants provide to the Promoter will be used to communicate with entrants regarding this Competition and otherwise as set forth in these T&Cs. By submitting an entry and selecting the “I Agree” box online all entrants acknowledge and agree that the personal information that they have provided will be used in accordance with these T&Cs and the Promoter’s privacy policy available at lorealparis.se/anvaendarvillkor Where entries include images or videos of individuals other than the entrants, the entrant confirms that he/she has obtained the consent of that individual for their image or video to be used in accordance with these T&Cs

  • Section 9: amendement of the rules

    The Promoter reserves the right in its absolute discretion to add to or waive any of these T&Cs, or to cancel the competition at any stage, in the event of circumstances arising beyond its reasonable control.

    If the conduct or outcome of the Competition is affected by human error, any mechanical, technical, electronic, communications, telephone, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the Promoter’s control, the Promoter reserves the right to terminate this Competition, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as the Promoter deems appropriate. All decisions will be made by the Promoter and are final.

  • Section 10: Governing law & jurisdiction

    Danish law applies and the Danish courts, with the courts at L’Oréal Danmark A/S venue as the court of first instance, shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes and proceedings in connection with this competition.