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May 28, 2013

The Model Citizen Contest Official Rules

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1. MODEL CITIZEN CONTEST: How to Enter: Beginning June 18, 2013 at 12:01a.m (ET) through July 23, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. (ET), go to marieclaire.com/promotions and complete and submit the entry form pursuant to the on-screen instructions, including a recent photo of yourself or the nominee (taken within the previous year) as well as a written submission (150 words or less) explaining how the nominee has given back to the world through charitable efforts. Entrants may enter themselves or another person. If entering another person, nominations must include nominee’s name, age, the state in which they currently reside, and all pertinent contact information (telephone number, email address, and street address). Nomination must also include contact information for the individual submitting the nomination and the relationship to the nominee. Winner Selection: All entries will be judged by a panel of Marie Claire representatives based on the following criteria: Creativity and Passion for charity (50%) and Personal Expression (50%). In the event of a tie, the person among the tied entrants with the highest score in Personal Expression will be the winner. By participating in the Contest, entrant certifies that his/her entry is original, has not been previously published or won any award, and does not contain any material that would violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyrights, trademarks or rights of privacy or publicity. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and unfettered discretion to disqualify any entry that it believes contains obscene, offensive or inappropriate content, that does not comply with these official rules or that is not consistent with the spirit or theme of the contest. The decision of the Sponsor and judges is final and binding on all matters relating to the contest. In the event insufficient eligible entries are received, Sponsor reserves to cancel the contest. Winner must be available and travel to New York City in September 2013 and November 2013 and receipt of the prize is contingent upon winner being available, as determined by Marie Claire. In the event the winner is unable to travel during these dates, or return a signed affidavit of eligibility within five (5) business days of winner’s notification by the Sponsor, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected.

Prizes & Approximate Retail Value: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive the following two (2) prize packages:

(i) A trip to New York City to participate in a photo shoot with Marie Claire Magazine in September 2013 (exact dates TBD). The winner’s image may appear in the December 2013 issue. Prize includes round-trip coach airfare to New York City from a major airport nearest winner’s residence, a two (2) day/ one (1) night hotel stay (one room, single occupancy; approximate retail value:$1,500), and Josie Maran products (Approximate Retail Value: $500).

(ii) A trip to New York City in November, 2013 (exact dates TBD) to attend the Marie Claire and Josie Maran “Model Citizen” event at Sephora. Prize includes round-trip coach airfare for the winner and guest from a major airport nearest winner’s residence, a three (3) day, two (2) night hotel stay ( one room, double occupancy). Approximate retail value for airfare and hotel $2,000. In the event the Marie Claire and Jose Maran “Model Citizen” event at Sephora is cancelled or postponed for any reason, this portion of the prize package to the will not be awarded to the winner. In addition, Sephora will donate 20% of proceeds from sales at the Model Citizen event to winners’ designated charity, such donation not to exceed $500.

Total approximate retail value of all prizes awarded to the Winner: $4,000.The total approximate retail value may vary depending on actual cost of airfare(s). Hotel accommodations are provided at Sponsor's discretion and accommodations are subject to availability. Blackout dates may apply. All travelers must possess valid travel documents. Once scheduled, the itinerary cannot be altered. If in the judgment of the Sponsor, air travel is not required due to Winner’s proximity to prize location, ground transportation will be substituted for roundtrip air travel at Sponsor’s sole discretion and no additional compensation will be provided. Winner will be solely responsible for meals, incidental expenses, tips and gratuities, income and other taxes, ground transportation and all other costs and expenses not otherwise specified herein.

Winner will be notified via phone, e-mail, or postal mail, at Sponsor's discretion, on or about August 5, 2013. Winner’s List: For winner’s name, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to "Model Citizen Contest” 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019 by October 30, 2013. Incomplete entry forms or entry forms that have been tampered with will be disqualified.

2. ENTRIES: Limit one (1) entry per person for Model Citizen Contest (hereafter referred to as the "Promotion"). Multiple entries from the same household will be disqualified. Entries using macro, robotic, script, or other forms of automatic entry will be disqualified. Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt. If there is a dispute as to the identity of entrant, the prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the e-mail address. The "authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person to whom the e-mail address is assigned by an Internet service provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

3. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States or District of Columbia, who are 18 years or older at the time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico, Alaska, Hawaii, and where prohibited by law. Employees of Sponsor, its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers (and members of their immediate family and/or those living in the same household of each such employee) are not eligible.

4. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: Entrants must have a valid e-mail address, and it is entrant's responsibility to update Sponsor of any change in e-mail address. Expenses not specifically included in prize description and all taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Each prize is awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied, outside of manufacturer's limited warranty. No transfer, assignment, or substitution of a prize permitted, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute for prize an item of equal or greater value in the event an advertised prize is unavailable. All federal, state, provincial, and local laws and regulations apply. Entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Promotion. Winner may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and, where legally permissible, a Publicity Release within 5 days following the date of first attempted notification. Failure to comply with this deadline may result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate winner. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Winner hereby further agrees that he/she will sign any documents necessary to transfer copyright of the entry to Sponsor within 7 days following the date of first attempted notification. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its agencies to use winner's name and/or likeness, biographical material, and/or entry (including an altered form of the entry) for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. By accepting prize, winner agrees to hold Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representative agents, successors, assigns, officers, directors, and employees harmless for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Promotion or acceptance or use of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any printing, typographical, mechanical, or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Promotion, or in the announcement of the prize.

5. INTERNET: Sponsor is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware, or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor or presenter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website or any combination thereof. If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received as of the termination date. Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in a Promotion if it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices or intending to abuse, threaten, or harass other entrants. Caution: Any attempt by a participant to deliberately damage any Website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such participant to the fullest extent of the law.

6. DISPUTES/CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in New York, NY; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys' fees; (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential, or other damages, including without limitation lost profits, may be awarded (collectively, "Special Damages"); and (4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. New York State law, without reference to New York's choice of law rules, governs the Promotion and all aspects related thereto.

7. SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Promotion is Hearst Communications, Inc., 300 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019.

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