Submit your best makeup tutorial video for a chance to win $50,000 and become NYX Professional Makeup's 2019 Artist of the Year.
1. Upload a new or existing makeup tutorial showing us your favorite look to YouTube.
You will have to create a You Tube account, if you don’t have one already. Videos will be judged on how well it shows off your artistry, talent, presentation and quality of the video. Check out our guidelines below.
2. Fill out and submit the entry form (will be available June 26th).
Open submissions will be accepted until July 5th, 2019 at 12:00 PM PT.
3. Hang tight. Finalists will be notified by email on July 11, 2019.
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The 2019 FACE Freedom and Artistry for Creative Expression Contest (the "Contest") is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (excluding Puerto Rico), the District of Columbia and Canada who are at least 14 years of age at date of entry. Anyone under the age of majority in their state (eighteen (18) in most of the United States, nineteen (19) in Alabama, Nebraska, and the following provinces/territories: British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, and the Yukon, and twenty-one (21) in Mississippi ) at the time of entry must also have the consent of one of his or her parents or legal guardian, and a parent or other legal guardian must agree that these Official Rules apply on behalf of his/her minor child. Employees (and their immediate families (parent, child, spouse or sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households, whether or not related, of NYX Professional Makeup ("Sponsor"), HelloWorld, Inc. and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to enter or win. Contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void prohibited.
Potential winners are subject to verification of eligibility and identity per these Official Rules, which will include a background check and completion of documentation required by Sponsor to complete such background check, the results of which must be completely satisfactory as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Additional eligibility requirements apply for winners, as described below.
NYX Professional Makeup, Consumer Products Division of L’Oreal USA, 2201 E. El Segundo Blvd. El Segundo, CA 90245, U.S.A.
Participation in this Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein, including Sponsor’s approval of the results of a background check.
The Contest begins on June 26, 2019 12:00 PM United States Pacific Time ("PT"), ends on September 27, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT (the "Contest Period"), and consists of seven (7) Phases as set forth in the chart below.
|Phase||Eligible Participants||Start Date||End Date & Time|
|Entry Submission||All eligible entrants||June 26, 2019||July 5, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. PT|
|Challenge # 1 Submission||Top 30 Finalists invited by Sponsor||July 15, 2019||July 26, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. PT|
|Voting Phase Challenge #1||July 29, 2019||August 1, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. PT|
|Challenge #2 Submission||Top 15 Finalists invited by Sponsor||August 5, 2019||August 16, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. PT|
|Voting Phase Challenge #2||August 19, 2019||August 22, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. PT|
|Final Challenge Submission||Top 5 Finalists invited by Sponsor||September 1, 2019||September 20, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. PT|
|Voting Phase - Final Challenge||September 23, 2019||September 27, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. PT|
Sponsor's computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest.
During the Initial Submission Phase, visit www.nyxcosmetics.com/faceawards.html and follow the links and instructions to complete and submit the registration form, including your name, phone number, valid email address, a valid home address, a short statement that describes yourself and no more than 140 characters, a link to a high resolution headshot of yourself (photo should not include others), and a link to a YouTube video that best exemplifies your talent and expertise as a cosmetic artist and provides a tutorial (your "Submission"). Watch the guideline video to make sure that your Submission matches the requirements and restrictions. The video can be a pre-existing video or one created specifically for this contest. Here are some but not all of the important guidelines and restrictions:
By entering this contest and agreeing to these Official Rules, each entrant represents and warrants that he or she is the person listed on the entry form. If entrant is under the age of majority in his/her state or province a parent or legal guardian must agree to the Official Rules.
By uploading your initial Submission or any other Submission during the Contest, you agree that it conforms to the guidelines, requirements, permissions, and content restrictions listed below and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify you if it believes that it fails to conform.
Entrant must have permission from any other individuals who appear in the Submission consent to the use of the Submission in the Contest to use their names and likenesses in the Submission and to grant the rights set forth herein. Other than the entrant, all other individuals must be at least 18 years of age. If requested, entrant must be able to provide such permissions or proof in a form acceptable to Sponsor.
Limit: Each entrant may upload one (1) Submission in the Initial Submission phase. Where invited to participate in additional Challenges, entrant ("Finalists") may submit one (1) Submission by email. Submissions received from any person, email address or YouTube account in excess of the stated limit will be void. Submissions generated by script, macro or other automated means are void. Released Parties (as defined in Section 14, below) are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed or misdirected Submissions; all of which will be void. In the event of a dispute as to any Submission, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each entrant may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.
Posting on YouTube or emailing any Submission constitutes entrant’s consent to give Sponsor, and its affiliates, a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such Submission in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes. If requested, entrant will sign any documentation that may be required for Sponsor or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights entrant is granting to use the Submission.
By participating in this Contest, entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor may obtain many Submissions in connection with this Contest and/or other contests staged and/or promoted by the Sponsor, and that such Submissions may be similar or identical in theme, idea, format or other respects to Entrant's Submission. Moreover, entrant acknowledges that his/her Submissions may be similar to materials developed by the Sponsor. Entrant waives any and all claims entrant may have now or in the future that any compensation is due to entrant in connection with any Submission or other material provided.
Finalists and Winner will be determined by the following process: First, the Sponsor will select thirty Finalists based on the objective judging process described below. Finalists will be invited to participate in up to three (3) additional video challenges, based on the selection process described below in subsection (d). The potential Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the last of the three Finalist Challenges. Failure to timely provide Finalist Submissions or compete other requirements listed below may result in forfeiture from continued participation in this Contest. The full process is described below.
a. Initial Judging Phase: After the conclusion of the Initial Submission phase, a panel of qualified judges determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion will select the thirty (30) entrants with the highest-scoring Submissions (the " Finalists") from among all eligible Submissions based on the following criteria ("Judging Criteria"):
In the event of a tie, the entrant whose Submission received the highest score for "creativity of the look" as determined by the qualified judges, in their sole discretion, will be deemed the applicable Finalist. In the event of a tied high score in "creativity of the look" the tied high scores will be re-judged and the one with the highest score will be deemed the Finalist. Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than thirty (30) Finalists, if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Submissions. The thirty (30) selected entrants will be notified by email and phone, using information provided on the entry form. Finalists will be required to confirm by email their interest in moving forward. Failure to confirm within the time frame required will result in disqualification from this Contest. Time permitting, Sponsor will identify an alternate Finalist for Video Challenge #1 with the next highest scoring Submission.
Notification/Requirements of Finalists: The thirty (30) selected entrants will be notified by email and phone, using information provided on the entry form. Finalists will be required to confirm by email their interest in moving forward. Failure to confirm within the time frame required will result in disqualification from this Contest. Time permitting, Sponsor will identify an alternate Finalist for Video Challenge #1 with the next highest scoring Submission. Each Canadian Finalist will be required to complete a W8-Ben before participating in any of the Video Challenges for Finalists. Before any U. S. Finalist can receive a Product Boxs (defined below) that are cumulatively valued at $600 or more they will be required to complete and return an IRS Form W-9. Canadian Finalists will receive an IRS Ford 1042 reporting the total value of Product Boxes received. US Finalists who are required to complete the W-9, will receive an IRS Form 1099 reporting the total value of Product Boxes received.
b. Video challenges for Invited Finalists: The thirty (30) Finalists selected after the first challenge must be prepared to participate in up to three (3) additional video challenges, as described below to continue in the Contest.
Prior to the beginning of each Video Challenge (dates set forth in the chart above in Section 5), the applicable Finalists will be invited to participate. Sponsor will announce the theme for each Video Challenge online at www.nyxcosmetics.com/faceawards.html at the beginning of each Video Challenge and will send each Finalist a box of NYX Professional Makeup product ("Product Box") that they may use to create the Submission. The approximate retail value of each Product Box will be $300. Before a Finalist can receive the Product Boxes that are cumulatively valued at $600 or more, Finalist will be required to complete and return an IRS Form W-9 and will receive a Form 1099 reporting income. Finalists must create a Submission consistent with the theme provided and all of the guidelines, requirements, permissions, and content restrictions listed in Section 6. Finalists must post the applicable Submission on their YouTube channel (keeping it private) and provide a link to the Submission by email to Sponsor. Submissions provided after the end date and time for the applicable Video Challenge will not be considered for the next Challenge and therefore may not be included in the gallery for public voting.
c. Public Voting: After each Video Challenge Submission phase, there will be a public voting period. During each of the three (3) Public Voting Phases, (dates/times set forth in the Chart in Section 5), the applicable Finalists’ Submissions will be posted for public voting at www.nyxcosmetics.com/faceawards.html. Individuals may vote for the Submission they believe is the best. Limit: three (3) votes per e-mail address/person, during each Voting Phase. On the days in which the Voting Phrase opens at 12:00 PM PT, voting for that day ends at 11:59 PM PT. Multiple votes received from any person or email address in excess of the stated number will be void. Any attempt by any Finalist or voter to obtain votes by any fraudulent or inappropriate means, including without limitation, offering prizes or other inducements to members of the public as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, by using any automated program, by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods, will void those votes for the Submission and Finalist may be disqualified as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to revise the vote counts should the voting as a whole appear to have been tampered with or manipulated in significant way. Vote counts will be used to create a "Public Appeal" score.
d. Determination of Finalists that Continue in the Contest: After each public Voting Phase, the valid vote tallies will be used to determine a "Public Appeal" score. The total score for each Finalist challenge will be determined as follows:
The Finalists whose Submissions have the highest scores will proceed as follows:
Sponsor will notify the Finalists who are selected to move forward with the Video Challenge by email and/or phone prior to the beginning of the next Challenge Submission Phase.
The potential winner will be notified by email or phone on or around September 30, 2019 using contact information provided on the entry form. The potential winner (or parent or legal guardian where entrant is a minor in his/her place of residence) must accept all elements of the prize by signing and returning an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release and where not prohibited Publicity Release, including agreement for Sponsor to perform a background check, which must be received by Sponsor within one (1) day of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize. Due to the nature of the prize offered, if a background check reveals that a potential winner has engaged in conduct that could damage the reputation of or reflect unfavorably on Sponsor, as determined by Sponsor in its discretion, the potential winner may be disqualified. If the potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to execute and return the Affidavit of Eligibility and Release and Publicity Release or provide any other requested information within the required time period, fails to pass the background check, does not comply with these Official Rules, potential winner forfeits the prize. If a potential Winner is disqualified for any reason, the applicable prize may be awarded to a runner-up, if any, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Winner Must Travel to Los Angeles, California tentatively scheduled for October 14 – 20, 2019: Winner may bring a guest (at least 18 years of age). If winner is a minor in his/her place of residence, winner’s guest must be a parent or legal guardian. Guest must travel on the same itinerary as winner and must execute liability/publicity releases prior to issuance of travel documents.
Trip prize package includes coach, standard or economy-class round-trip airfare or other transportation (as selected by Sponsor) for two (2) from a major airport near the winner’s home (airport and airline or other transportation selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion) to Los Angeles, CA, six (6) nights’ accommodations in one (1) standard room double occupancy hotel room at a hotel selected by Sponsor with a ranking of three or more stars (to be shared with guest), a $50 USD stipend per day per person for meals and beverages, reimbursement for ground transportation to and from the hotel and Los Angeles International airport for a maximum of $65 USD per one-way transport (to be shared by winner and guest), and transportation to the event location(s), provided by Sponsor. All other expenses not specified above including, but not limited to, all other meals, beverages, gratuities, incidentals, taxes, other ground transportation, and baggage handling fees for bags in excess of one bag per winner and guest, are the sole responsibility of the winner. (Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $5,000 USD per person). Final actual value at time of booking and travel may be substantially more or less depending on point of origin and ticket availability. Winner and guest shall reasonably cooperate with Sponsor to arrange for the prompt booking of their travel arrangements. All airline or other travel tickets once booked cannot be changed unless Sponsor 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 winner or guest is the sole responsibility of wInner and shall be deducted from the aforementioned $50 stipend. Winner and guest are solely responsible for obtaining any necessary travel documents, including photo identification, visas and/or passports. Sponsor does not provide travel or other insurance. Actual value of may vary based on point of departure. Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded. Trip must be taken on dates specified by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation to such winner. Sponsor reserves right to change dates. Travel must be made through Sponsor’s agent, on a carrier of Sponsor’s choice.
Additional Requirements: Winner will be required to execute additional prize acceptance documents to formally accept the Grand Prize. In addition, Sponsor will require that Grand Prize winner (1) create additional content that demonstrates winner’s make up artistry and participate in a photo shoot (all photos or videos taken ("Prize Footage") in Lost Angeles will be owned by Sponsor and may be used consistent with Section 13, and (2) make an appearance in a future show. Sponsor will provide reasonable notice to winner of the dates and times of these events. Where travel is required, Sponsor will provide travel and lodging for winner. Sponsor may request that winner collaborate with Sponsor to create new products.
ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: $50,000 USD (fulfilled as a check) and the trip to Los Angeles described above valued at approximately $5,000. Total approximate retail value ("ARV") of the Grand Prize, $55,000.
Total ARV of all prizes: $55,00 USD.
UP TO THIRTY (30) FINALIST PRIZES: Finalists will receive between 1 – 3 Product Boxes, each valued at approximately $300 depending on how many Video Challenges they are selected to participate in. ARV ranges from $300 - $900.
For All Prizes: Prizes are awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Tax Liability: Winner and Finalists are responsible for all applicable federal, state, province or territory and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. If the Grand Prize winner is a resident of Canada, Sponsor will deduct 30% of the total prize value provided to the winner and will remit this amount to the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS"), the U. S. tax agency, in order to comply with U.S. tax laws. Sponsor will gross up the value of prizes offered to Canadian Finalists to comply with the 30% tax requirement and remit this amount to the IRS. Sponsor will issue a Form 1042 to winners of any prize reflecting both the value of the prize as well as the tax gross up amount remitted for any winner from Canada. Sponsor will issue an IRS form 1099 reporting the total value of the prizes awarded to a winner and/or Finalist from the U.S. who receive at least $600 in prizes.
Acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify each winner’s agreement and consent that Sponsor and its designees may use the winner’s name, city, state or province, territory, likeness, Submissions, Prize Footage, and/or prize information in connection with the Contest for promotional, advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration to winner or any third party, except where prohibited by law. Sponsor shall not incur any liability whatsoever to the extent Sponsor chooses to refrain from any exploitation of its rights hereunder.
By receipt of any prize, winners agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, YouTube LLC and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion and subject to the approval of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux. If terminated, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, determine the winners from among all non-suspect, eligible Submissions received up to time of such action using the judging procedure outlined above. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the Submission process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and void all associated Submissions. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, printing, typographical or other errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Submission process or the Contest; (4) printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest, the uploading, the processing or judging of Submissions or votes or the tabulating of votes, the announcement of the prizes or in any Contest-related materials; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize (including any travel/activity related thereto). Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable Submissions or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Released Parties are not responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of any Submission.
Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Promotion, participant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the participant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Promotion), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. For Residents of Quebec Only: Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.
To learn who is selected as the winner (available after October 1, 2019), send a self-addressed, stamped, envelope by December 31, 2019 to: The FACE Awards (Freedom and Artistry for Creative Expression, 2201 E. El Segundo Blvd, El Segundo, CA 90245.
NYX Professional Makeup wants your help in finding 2019’s Artist of the Year. Anyone and everyone with a love of makeup and artistry is invited to enter. The competition begins on June 26th and ends on September 30th. One talented artist will win an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles and a grand prize of $50,000! #FACEAwards.
Calling all Beauty Vloggers! The 8th annual FACE Awards have officially begun! Submissions are open to anyone and everyone with a passion for make-up artistry. To enter, all you need to do is fill out our quick online application and submit your fave make-up tutorial video! See official rules for more details. #FACEAwards
After all submissions are reviewed, 30 talented contestants will be chosen to move on to the next round! #FACEAwards
The first (of three) challenge will be revealed and each contestant will have to create an original look and tutorial video showing off how they completed it! #FACEAwards
It's time to vote! The top 30 contestants have each created a video for the first challenge and you now have the power to decide who moves on to the next round. Don't forget, you can vote up to 3 times during the voting period. Each one of your votes can be used for the same contestant or for different ones. Voting for the first challenge is open from July 29th until August 1st. #FACEAwards
Once voting for the first challenge has closed, we'll tally up the votes and announce who the NYX Community has chosen as their top 15 contestants! #FACEAwards
The top 15 Beauty Vlogger's will receive their second (of three) challenge. They will have two weeks to create a brand new look and tutorial video! #FACEAwards
The top 15 contestants have released their second challenge looks. Now it's time for you to watch and vote! Challenge #2 is the final qualifying round, where only 5 talented artists will make it to the final competition, so vote wisely! Remember, you can cast up to 3 votes during the voting period and each one can be used for the same contestant or for different ones. Voting for the second challenge is open from August 19th until August 22nd. #FACEAwards
Once the second challenge's voting period has closed, we will announce who the NYX Community chose as their top 5 finalists. These talented Beauty Vloggers will have a chance to win $50,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles for the ultimate FACE Awards experience! #FACEAwards
The top 5 Beauty Vlogger's will receive their final challenge, where they will have two weeks to create a brand new look and tutorial video! #FACEAwards
This is it, the final voting period! The top 5 finalists have released their final challenge looks. You have the power to decide on the next Beauty Vlogger of the Year, so cast your votes wisely. The lucky winner will win a grand prize of $50,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles! You can cast up to 3 votes during the voting period and each one can be used for the same contestant or different ones. Voting for the final challenge is open from September 23rd until September 27th. #FACEAwards
Once final votes are submitted and accounted for, we will announce 2019's Beauty Vlogger of the Year! The lucky winner will receive $50,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles! YAY! #FACEAwards