Scion Music(less) Music Conference Contest
Official Rules




1.  Eligibility.  The Scion Music(less) Music Conference Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to individuals who are legal residents and physically located in one (1) of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry.  Employees, officers and directors of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (“Sponsor”), Beyond Marketing Group, LLC (“Producer”) and each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, distributors and other prize suppliers (collectively, the “Contest Entities”), and each of such employees’, officers’ and directors’ immediate family members and/or those living in the same household (whether legally related or not) of each are not eligible to enter the Contest or win a prize.  For purposes of this Contest, immediate family members are defined as spouse, partner, parents, legal guardians, in-laws, grandparents, siblings, children and grandchildren and household members shall mean people who share the same residence at least three (3) months a year, whether legally related or not. Void where prohibited by law.  By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these “Official Rules” and the decisions of the Judges (defined below) and/or Sponsor/Producer, which are binding and final on matters relating to this Contest, including, without limitation, interpretation of the Official Rules.


2.  Entry Period.  The Contest begins on or about Friday, September 21st, 2012 at 8 p.m. Pacific Time and all entries must be received by the Sponsor on or before Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, subject to extension by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion (the “Entry Period”).


3.  How To Enter.  To enter the Contest, during the Entry Period, you may visit the Contest website at (the “Contest Website”) or otherwise follow the call to action provided in any advertising for the Contest.  The Contest Website will contain a description of the Contest and the official entry form.  Each entrant will be asked to submit an official entry form, which may include, among other things, his/her full name, home address (no P.O. Boxes), e-mail address, date of birth and related registration information, as prompted.  Additionally, entrants must submit on their entry form an essay that explains why they are interested in attending the Scion Music(less) Music Conference in Los Angeles, California on October 4th and 5th, 2012 (“submission”).  For purposes of this Contest, a submission is an essay that follows the technical, creative, and legal requirements disclosed on the Contest Website and elsewhere in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, the Content Guidelines (defined below).


Limit of [one (1)] entry per person for the Contest.  A submission may, in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, be rejected if it fails to follow the technical, creative, and legal requirements disclosed on the Contest Website and elsewhere in these Official Rules.  All eligible submissions to the Contest will be an entry in the Contest.  For purposes of this Contest, an online entry is “received” when the Contest Website’s servers record the entry information.  Proof of sending (such as an automated computer receipt confirming entry or “thanks for entering” message) does not constitute proof of actual receipt of an entry for purposes of this Contest.  The database clock of Sponsor’s Contest Website will be the official timekeeper for the Contest.  Those who do not follow all of the instructions, provide the required information in their entry form, or abide by these Official Rules or other instructions of Sponsor may be disqualified at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.  All entries that are late, illegible, incomplete, damaged, destroyed, forged or otherwise not in compliance with the Official Rules may be disqualified from the Contest at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.  Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means and entries by any means which subvert the entry process are void.  All entries become the physical property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.


In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any entrant who submits an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the holder of the e-mail or other account (e.g., Facebook) from which it was sent but only if such person is otherwise eligible.  The “account holder” is the person assigned an e-mail address or username by the entity responsible for assigning it (e.g., Yahoo).  Winners (defined below) may be required to show proof of being the registered account holder.  If a dispute cannot be resolved to the Sponsor’s satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible.  Sponsor and affiliated entities are not responsible for lost, misdirected, misplaced, stolen, tampered with, deleted, or invalid entries.  Assurance of delivery of entries is the sole responsibility of the entrant.


4.  Submission Content Guidelines.  Submissions that do not meet the following “Content Guidelines” are subject to disqualification, at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion:


  • Submissions must comply with the Official Rules and any Terms of Use posted on the Contest Website and meet all specifications or requirements called for on the advertising and promotion of the Contest, and other advertising for the Contest.
  • Except for materials that are in the public domain, each submission, in its entirety, must be a single work of up to 500 words of original material created in English by the entrant and suitable for presentation in a public forum.
  • Submissions must not have been submitted previously in any contest of any kind or exhibited or displayed publicly (i.e., disclosed beyond your immediate circle of friends and family) through any means previously.
  • Except for materials in the public domain, submissions must include only materials created by the entrant and must not infringe on the intellectual property rights of any other person or entity.  Sponsor does not permit the infringement of others’ rights and any use of materials not original to the entrant is grounds for disqualification from the Contest.
  • Submissions must not include material that: (a) is sexually explicit, indecent, obscene, violent, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous or libelous, (b) is derogatory or promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age, (c) invades the privacy or publicity rights of any person, living or deceased, (d) is unlawful, (e) is harmful to other users of the Contest Website such as viruses, trojan horses or other technologies that could adversely impact the Contest, and/or (f) is disparaging to Sponsor or Producer or is inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor and Producer wish to associate (at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion).
  • Each submission should not reveal any personal information about another individual, including another person’s address, phone number, e-mail address, credit card number or any information that may be used to track, contact or impersonate that individual.
  • Entrants must not submit a submission that if selected cannot be assigned to Sponsor as contemplated below.

5.  Intellectual Property.  Entrants, upon submission of their entry to the Contest, hereby irrevocably grant to Sponsor, Producer, and each of their licensees, successors and assigns, the non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, no-cost license and right to use and otherwise exploit the submissions submitted as part of the Contest, and all images, text and materials depicted therein, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium now or hereafter known or devised (including, without limitation, CDs, streaming media, film, television, videocassettes, print, interactive devices, mobile media, Internet and on-line systems), throughout the universe and in any and all languages, including, without limitation, the right to display, reproduce, record, perform, exhibit, distribute, copy, edit, change, modify, add to, subtract from, re-title and adapt the same, to combine it with other material and otherwise use and exploit it without having to give any compensation or attribution to entrants except for the awarding of the prizes in this Contest.  Sponsor, Producer and each of their successors, assigns and licensees, will have the right to make unlimited derivative works therefrom, to assign or transfer any or all such rights and to grant unlimited, multiple-level sublicenses.  Without limiting the forgoing, Sponsor and Producer will have the right to use the submissions submitted as part of the Contest, and all images depicted therein (if any), in any merchandising, advertising, marketing, promotion or for any other commercial or non-commercial purpose.  Entrants hereby forever waive and relinquish all so-called “moral rights (droit moral)” now or hereafter recognized in connection with submissions submitted as part of the Contest.  Entrants acknowledge that as a condition of participating in the Contest and/or being selected as a Winner, Sponsor may request that the entrant’s submission, and any rights therein, be assigned to Sponsor and entrants may be required to confirm such assignment by completing and submitting the Prize Acceptance Documents (and any other documents reasonably required by Sponsor) or such entrant will otherwise be disqualified from receiving their prize.  Entrants must maintain the ability to assign all such rights to Sponsor free of any limitations, restrictions or third party obligations.  Entrants agree that Sponsor shall have the sole discretion in determining the extent and manner of use of submissions and are not obligated to use any submission.  Entrants agree not to issue any publicity concerning Sponsor or Producer.  Entrants agree that the Contest Entities shall not be responsible for return or preservation of the submissions submitted.  All submissions that are posted on the Contest Website or elsewhere are available to be viewed by anyone with access to the Internet.

Each entrant acknowledges that other entrants may have created ideas and concepts contained in their submission that may have familiarities or similarities to his/her own submission, and that he/she will not be entitled to any compensation or right to negotiate with the Contest Entities because of these familiarities or similarities.  Notwithstanding any custom and practice to pay an individual for an idea (if any), nothing herein shall create an implied or express contract to compensate entrants for their submissions and there is no obligation for any Contest Entity to pay or otherwise compensate entrants for any of their ideas or materials in any communications with Sponsor or Producer, whatsoever.  The decisions of the Sponsor and Producer are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest, including interpretation and application of these Official Rules.  Each entrant, by participating in the Contest, except where legally prohibited, grants permission for the Contest Entities and their designees to use his/her name, address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide in perpetuity, without notice or review or approval.  Producer reserves the right to request from entrant at any time proof that entrant maintains all necessary rights in their submission in order to grant Sponsor and Producer the rights required herein in a form acceptable to Producer.  Failure to provide such proof may lead to, among other things, the entrant being disqualified from the Contest.

6.  Representations, Warranties and Indemnity.  Each entrant represents and warrants that he or she has read, understands and will follow the Official Rules.  Entrants further represent and warrant that their submission and all materials and matter therein: (1) (except for elements that are within the public domain) are wholly original with such entrant and are not a copy or imitation of any other material; (2) will not infringe or violate any right whatsoever, including, without limitation, any personal rights (e.g., defamation, privacy, false light, moral right, etc.) or any property rights (e.g., copyright, trademark, right to ideas, etc.) of any person or entity and the use thereof will result in no third party liability or obligations; and (3) is not the subject of any threatened or pending litigation, claim or dispute that might give rise to litigation, which adversely affects or in any way prejudices, impairs or diminishes the rights granted hereunder or the value thereof.  Each entrant further represents and warrants that he or she has the right to agree to and fully perform consistent with these Official Rules and the consent of no third parties are required to grant the rights hereunder.  Entrant further acknowledges and agrees that he/she has not previously granted, assigned or otherwise hypothecated his/her submission to any other third party.   Further, each entrant represents and warrants that Sponsor’s use of any submission shall not violate an agreement to which such entrant has signed.  Entrants agree to indemnify and hold the Released Parties (defined below) harmless from and against any third party claim, to the extent relating to any breach of any representation, warranty or covenant made by such entrant in connection with his or her acceptance of these Official Rules or Contest activities.

7.  Determining the Winners.  After the conclusion of the Entry Period, each submission will be reviewed by a team of judges (“Judges”) assembled by Sponsor and Producer, who will review and judge all eligible submissions based on the following judging criteria (collectively, the “Judging Criteria”):

50%:  Appropriateness and relevance to the question presented (i.e., Did you respond to the question presented?); and

50%:  Effort of entrant as embodied in the submission (i.e., Can we tell whether you spent time in developing a meaningful response to the question?).

Based on the total score the Judges assign to each submission using the Judging Criteria, up to ten (10) submissions will be ultimately selected by the Judges and will be potential “Winners”, subject to confirmation that the potential Winners have met the eligibility requirements and complied with these Official Rules.  If there is a tie after the Judges apply the Judging Criteria, Producer will bring in a tie breaking Judge to apply the same Judging Criteria to break the tie and determine the Winners.

8.  Winner Notification.  The potential Winners will be notified by mail, e-mail and/or other method (as selected by Sponsor) on or about September 26th, 2012, unless extended by Sponsor.  The Sponsor is not responsible for false, incorrect, changed, incomplete or illegible contact information.  Notification is deemed to have occurred immediately upon sending of an e-mail or other electronic message, one (1) day after sending via a delivery service or two (2) days after mailing.  The potential Winners will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release, a publicity release and services and performances agreements (collectively, “Prize Acceptance Documents”) within one (1) day of date of issuance.  If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact a potential Winner or a potential Winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner selected.  Parents or legal guardians of a winner under the age of majority in their state of residence (which is eighteen (18) in most states but is nineteen (19) in Alabama and Nebraska and twenty-one (21) in Mississippi) may be required to also sign the Prize Acceptance Documents in order for the winner to be qualified to receive their prize.


Non-compliance shall result in disqualification and award of the prize to an alternate winner.  If any potential Winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules, or declines the prize for any reason prior to award, such potential Winner may be disqualified and an alternate potential winner may be selected.  The Contest Entities are not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, damaged, intercepted, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify the potential Winners.


9.  Prizes.  Sponsor will be awarding up to ten (10) “Trip Prizes”, with each Trip Prize consisting of: (i) one (1) roundtrip economy/coach airline tickets for the Winner via Sponsor-selected air carrier(s) from a major commercial airport near Winner’s residence, selected by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion; (ii) a three (3)-night hotel stay (one (1) standard room) for the Winner at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, in Los Angeles, California; and (iii) a two (2) day full-access pass to attend the Scion Music(less) Music Conference in Hollywood, California taking place between October 4-5, 2012.  The total approximate retail value (“ARV”) for each Trip Prize is One-Thousand Six-Hundred Dollars ($1,600) (USD).  Actual retail value of Trip Prize may vary depending on point of departure, travel dates and fare/rate fluctuations.  All travel arrangements must be made through the Sponsor or Sponsor’s designee.  Certain restrictions and black out dates may apply.  The Winners of the Trip Prize must travel as and when designated by Sponsor or the Trip Prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected based on the process set forth above.


The Trip Prize Winners must possess all required travel documents, including visas and valid passports, if and as applicable.  It is the responsibility of each Trip Prize Winner to provide proper documentation (including government issued picture identification).  All aspects of the travel portions of the Trip Prize must be conducted on such dates as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion.  The dates of departure and return are subject to change at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.  Airline tickets are non-refundable/non-transferable and may not be valid for upgrades and/or frequent flyer miles.  All airline tickets are subject to flight variation, work stoppages, and schedule or route changes.  Sponsor reserves the right to structure travel route and select hotels in its sole and absolute discretion.  The Trip Prize Winner will not receive cash or any other form of compensation if actual travel costs are less than the estimate made in these Official Rules.  The round trip air transportation element for the Trip Prize begins and ends at the point of departure.  The Trip Prize is subject to seat and hotel availability, as well as Sponsor’s and prize providers’ terms and conditions generally applicable thereto.   If in the judgment of Sponsor air travel is not required due to Winner’s proximity to Trip Prize location, ground transportation may be substituted for roundtrip air travel at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.  The difference in value will not be awarded to the Trip Prize Winner.


Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels, venue operators, transportation companies, prize providers or any other persons providing any Trip Prize-related services or accommodations.  Sponsor is not liable for any missed prize events, opportunities or expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay or ground transportation delay.  No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any transportation or other prize element except at the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor.  Additional prize award details and travel information to be provided to each Trip Prize Winner at the time of Trip Prize notification.   Trip Prize Winner is also responsible for obtaining travel insurance (and all other forms of insurance) at his/her option and hereby acknowledge that Sponsor has not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance.  The Trip Prize Winner may be required to provide a credit card at the time of hotel check-in.  Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Contest, and those set forth by Sponsor’s transportation carrier(s) of choice.  Lost, stolen or damaged airline tickets, travel vouchers or certificates will not be replaced or exchanged.  All expenses not specifically mentioned herein, are not included as part of any Trip Prize package, and are solely the Trip Prize Winner’s responsibility, including, but not limited to: hotel taxes, additional ground transportation at the Trip Prize Winner’s destination(s), travel insurance, room service, bag check fees, parking fees, laundry service, food, alcoholic beverages, merchandise, souvenirs, telephone calls, tips, gratuities and service charges.  Transportation carrier and hotel regulations and conditions apply.  Travel and lodging are subject to availability, and any changes made to either of these will be at the expense of the Trip Prize Winner.


Prizes are non-transferable, with no cash redemptions, equivalents or substitutions except at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.  All prize details not specified in these Official Rules will be determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.  Prize details and availability are subject to change and prize provider’s rules and restrictions, and in the event that Sponsor is unable to provide a Winner with their prize, the Sponsor may elect, to provide Winners with the approximate value of such item in cash or award an alternate prize of comparable or greater value.  In the event a Winner engages in behavior that (as determined by Sponsor or any prize provider in its or their sole and absolute discretion) is obnoxious, inappropriate, or threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the right to receive a prize, including ending a trip (if applicable) or other applicable experience early.  All prizes are awarded “AS IS” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose).  Prize Winners will be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and for any other fees or costs associated with the prizes they receive, regardless of whether they, in whole or in part, are used.  The ARV of the prizes is based on available information provided to Sponsor and the value of any prize awarded to a Winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law.  The Winners may be required to provide Sponsor with a valid social security number or tax identification number before the prizes will be awarded for tax reporting purposes.  An IRS Form 1099 may be issued in the name of Winners, or if a minor in the jurisdiction in which s/he resides, in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, for the actual value of the prizes received.  Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited.  The total ARV of all of the prizes awarded in this Contest is Sixteen-Thousand Dollars ($16,000) (USD).


10.  General Conditions.  Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, undelivered, delayed, garbled or damaged entries; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing/reviewing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Contest-related materials.  Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Contest Website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest.  Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computer or mobile device related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the Contest Website.  Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Contest or the Contest Website or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor and/or Producer, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void.  Should any portion of the Contest be, in Sponsor’s or Producer’ sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor or Producer, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, or should the Contest be unable to run as planned for any other reason, Sponsor and Producer reserve the right, in their sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential Winner from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor.  The Released Parties are not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or insufficient space in entrant’s e-mail account to receive e-mail messages.  CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE THE CONTEST WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR AND/OR PRODUCER WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.


11.  Release.  By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Producer and each of their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, distributors, lic