APMEX ALL AMERICAN DESIGN CHALLENGE

       

Last year’s Design Challenge was a huge success. And this year, we’re making it even better. We’re letting our friends and customers vote for the winner. And voters can win, too.

We are in the process of selecting the 5 finalists and will post the designs submitted by the 5 finalists by September 5th, 2013.

ABOUT THE APMEX ALL AMERICAN DESIGN CHALLENGE

Create the winning design and win $1,000.
Vote for your favorite and you could win a 2014 Silver round with the winning design.

Last year’s Design Challenge winner produced one of our most popular Silver rounds for 2013. And you could help us create and choose this year’s winner.

If you’re a designer, submit your design by Aug. 23, 2013. (One entry per person, please.) We’ll pick out five finalists and post them on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+ and our Website by August 30.

The voting on Facebook begins on Sept. 4, 2013 and runs through Sept. 13, 2013. Everyone who votes is entered to win a 1 oz Silver round with the winning design.

The winner of the 2013 All America Design Challenge will be announced on Sept. 19, 2013. The winner will also receive an all-expenses paid trip to APMEX in Oklahoma City to collect your prize.

We have selected a winner.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a design and to those who voted.

SUBMISSION TO THE APMEX ALL AMERICAN DESIGN CHALLENGE

  • Read the rules and pay attention to the fine print: Contest Rules
  • First, design a silver round that is in line with our “All American Theme”. Any round that you would want to own if someone would make it. No need to include country of origin or denomination, but do include 2014 on the round. We’re looking for a basic APMEX round. Consider this example.
  • Design your round to be 38.5 mm in diameter.
  • Acceptable design submissions are pdf, jpeg, gif, bmp, ai, psd, eps. Submissions will need to have both the obverse and reverse designs.
  • Email your design to coindesigncontest@apmex.com before 5PM (ET) Aug. 23, 2013. Be sure to include your full name and phone number in the body of the email.
  • Only one entry per person is allowed. Make sure the design you submit is the one you want; once you submit your entry, no revisions can be made.
  • Winner will be announced Sept. 20, 2013. Come back to this page to see the winning design.

So have fun. Create something beautiful, unique or personal. Create a design of your dream. This is your 2014 commemorative Silver round. Have some fun with it. Design submissions will be judged based on originality, creativity and adherence to the “All American” theme. Decision of the judges is final. Make sure you email your entry by 5PM (ET) Aug. 23, 2013. And good luck.

APMEX ALL AMERICAN DESIGN CHALLENGE OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. 

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited. 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 to APMEX Inc. (“Sponsor”), and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to enter or win. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and/or Sponsor, which are binding and final on matters relating to this contest. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

CONTEST PERIOD: 2013 APMEX GRAND DESIGN CHALLENGE (“Contest”) begins at 9AM (ET) on Aug. 5, 2013, and ends at 5PM (ET) on Aug. 23, 2013 (the “Contest Period”).

TO ENTER: During the Contest Period, visit www.APMEX.com/coindesigncontest and follow the directions provided. Send an email to coindesigncontest@apmex.com including your full name, mailing address, phone number and age with the design attached to the email. All Entries must be received by Sponsor before 5PM (ET) Aug. 23, 2013 to be eligible. Once you have submitted your Entry, NO revisions will be permitted. Limit one (1) Entry per person, per email address and per household throughout the Contest Period, regardless of method of entry. Multiple Entries received from any person, email address or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means and Entries by any means which subvert the entry process are void. All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. By submitting your Entry and if selected as the winner, you automatically authorize Sponsor to own all of the rights and the exclusive use of the Entry and/or design (including the copyright thereto and all rights embodied therein) without further compensation. Sponsor and its designees hold the right to make any changes on the submitted artwork which may include but are not limited to text font, text size, image size, image placement, and image adjustments, and may exploit, edit, modify, and distribute the Entry and all elements of such Entry, including, without limitation, the names and likenesses of any persons or locations embodied therein, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity without compensation, permission or notification to entrant or any third party.

Your Contest Entry may NOT CONTAIN, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:

    1. is sexually explicit or suggestive; is unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; is profane or pornographic; contains nudity;
    2. promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco (or the use of any of the previous); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous;
    3. is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group;
    4. appears to duplicate any other submitted Contest Entries;
    5. defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies;
    6. contains copyrighted materials owned by others including existing coin and/or bullion designs;
    7. contains look alikes of celebrities or other public or private figures, living or dead;
    8. communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will with which we wish to associate;
    9. violates any state or federal laws.

DESIGN DETAILS: To be eligible, submitted Entries must be smaller than 1 MB in size and must be in one of the following formats: pdf, jpeg, gif, bmp, ai, psd, eps. Designs submitted must be for a Silver round of diameter 38.5mm.

Entry must be the original work of the entrant, may not have been previously published, may not have won previous awards, and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. If the Entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant, and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the Entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Entry by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, name and likeness permissions from any person who appears in or is identifiable in the Entry. Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor from any entrant at any time. Failure to provide such proof may, if requested, render Entry null and void. y submitting an Entry, entrant warrants and represents that he/she and any persons appearing or who are identifiable in the Entry consent to the submission and use of the Entry in the Contest and to its use as otherwise set forth herein.

By submitting your Entry, you agree that your Entry conforms to these Official Rules and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify your Entry for any reason, including if it determines, in its sole discretion, that your Entry fails to conform to these Official Rules in any way or otherwise contains unacceptable content as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.

By submitting an Entry, you acknowledge and agree that Sponsor may obtain Entries under this Contest or have developed on its own or through other third parties’ ideas and material and submissions that may be similar or identical in theme, idea, format or other respects to others submitted under this Contest and/or other promotions sponsored by the Sponsor or submitted for other reasons, and you waive any and all claims you may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future, that any other Entry accepted by Sponsor, or other material created, reviewed and/or used by Sponsor may be similar to your Entry.  

WINNER SELECTION: On or about Aug. 27, 2013, a panel of qualified judges will judgell eligible Entries received and combined throughout the Contest Period based on the following criteria: 30% originality of Silver round design, 30% creativity, 40% adherence to Contest theme “All American”. The five (5) designs with the highest total scores will be shared on Facebook. Customers will be invited for vote for their favorite design and APMEX Management team will take customer votes into consideration while selecting a final winner. In the event of a tie, an additional, “tie breaking” judge will determine the potential winner based on the criteria listed herein. Sponsor reserves the right not to award the prize if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries. Non winning Entries will not carry over into subsequent contests, nor will Sponsor have any rights to the non winning Entries and/or designs.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winner will be notified by mail, phone and/or email. Potential winner will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, where lawful, a publicity release within ten (10) business days of date of issuance of notification. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules or Sponsor is unable to contact potential winner within a reasonable time period, prize will be forfeited and an alternate potential winner may be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

PRIZE (1): Prize includes:$1,000 awarded in the form of a check, a trip for winner and one (1) guest to Oklahoma City, OK, and a guided tour of the APMEX facility for winner and guest. Trip includes round trip, coach class air transportation for winner and guest from a major U.S. gateway airport nearest winner’s residence to Oklahoma City, OK, two (2) days and one (1) night standard hotel accommodations (one room, double occupancy) and ground transportation to/from hotel and APMEX facility. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $3,500.

PRIZE CONDITIONS: Actual value of prize may vary based on point of departure and existing rates at the time of travel and booking. 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. Winner and guest must travel together on the same itinerary and are responsible for obtaining any necessary documentation (e.g. valid photo ID) prior to travel. Guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (and at least 18), unless the child or legal ward of winner, and must sign a liability/publicity release prior to issuance of travel documents. If guest is child or legal ward of winner, winner must sign and return release on behalf of such child or legal ward. Travel must be made through Sponsor’s agent and/or on a carrier of Sponsor’s choice. Certain blackout dates and travel restrictions may apply. Winner and guest must comply with all APMEX facility rules and regulations. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of such portion of prize. In the event a prize component is not available for any reason, no compensation or substitution will be provided in lieu thereof; however, remainder of prize package will be awarded and Sponsor will have no further obligation to winner. All federal, state and local taxes and any other costs and expenses related to prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being awarded, including without limitation additional ground transportation, meals, souvenirs, gratuities and incidentals, are the responsibility of the winner. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either expressed or implied. Winner will be issued an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the actual value of the prize. Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize with one of comparable or greater value. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: eleased Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, stolen, inaccurate, misdirected, damaged, delayed, or undelivered Entries or emails; 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 of any kind whether human, printing, typographical, mechanical, telephonic, electronic or network relating to or in connection with this Contest, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of Entries or emails, the announcement of the prize, the incorrect uploading of the design, or in any Contest related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site 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 entrants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Contest or website or who are otherwise in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated Entries will be void. Should any portion of the Contest be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes that, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of Entries, or in the event that the Contest is unable to run as planned for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest and, if terminated, select the potential winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received and combined throughout the Contest Period. Entrants, by participating, agree that Sponsor, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, dealerships, prize suppliers, advertising and promotion agencies, and website providers/Web masters, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, “Released Parties”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death, to persons, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize or participation in this Contest (including any travel/activity related thereto). By acceptance of the prize, except where legally prohibited, winner grants permission for Sponsor and its 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, and on the Internet and World Wide Web, in perpetuity, without notice or review or approval. In the event of a dispute regarding Entries received from multiple users having the same email account, the authorized subscriber of the email account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the email address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Contest, entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or the prize 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 entrant; (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 entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than entrant's actual out of pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Contest), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of Oklahoma, USA.

WINNER’S NAME: For the name of the winner (available after Sept. 20, 2013), visit www.APMEX.com/coindesigncontest

SPONSOR: APMEX Inc., 226 Dean A. McGee Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73102