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The Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Inc. (SMSWF) is sponsoring a T- Shirt Design Contest.  Entry into the SMSWF T-Shirt Design Contest is free!

Entry is open to all individuals or companies, including amateurs or professional designers.  Upon submission, all Contest entries become property of the SMSWF.

All designs must be ‘new work’ and must not have been used in any promotional or commercial activity in any capacity prior to submission.   All designs submitted must be the work of the Entrant. If Entrant submits third party logos or copyrighted material with no knowledge to the SMSWF, the SMSWF is to be held blameless and not at fault; and the Entrant will be held liable for any and all damages done including attorney fees for the harmed party and the SMSWF.

Winning Entrants will assign all rights, title and interest in and to their winning design to the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Inc. Once the design is ready to go to print and there is a signed printing proof approval; Entrant will receive one hundred dollars $150 as full and complete compensation for the design along with other gifts and recognition.

Each entry must be entered in accordance with the Official SMSWF T-Shirt Contest Rules and Regulations. By entering the competition, each Entrant agrees to and is bound by the terms outlined in the Rules and Regulations and the Guidelines. SMSWF may in its sole discretion refuse to award any prize to any Entrant who fails to comply.

If Entrant is under the age of 18, the Entrant’s parents or guardian must complete, sign and submit the entry form and design on the minor’s behalf; thereby granting their permission for said minor to participate in the SMSWF T-Shirt Design Contest.

Deadline for design entries to be in the hands of the SMSWF is March 30, 2018. Any entry received after this date will be deemed invalid. The SMSWF is not responsible for late, lost, delayed, misrouted, incomplete or fraudulent entries.

Winner(s) will be notified by telephone and email no later than May 1, 2018. Winner(s) must comply with all terms set forth in the SMSWF T-Shirt Design Rules and Regulations and the Contest Guidelines.

The number of designs to be awarded is not able to be determined at the onset and will be based on the number of qualified contest entries received. The SMSWF reserves the right to choose several designs as winners to be on hold for future years. When it is determined that your design is going to print and the printing proof has been approved, the SMSWF will execute you a check in the amount of one hundred fifty dollars ($150) for full and complete payment to you for your design during the SMSWF the year your design is used.

The SMSWF’s merchandise team will pick the winning design(s) and their decision will be deemed final.  The SMSWF reserves the right to make adjustments to the winning design as necessary to bring it into compliance with its established standards and printing needs.

The SMSWF reserves the right to declare this competition null and void if the entries received are not of a suitable standard.

SMSWF holds exclusive rights to all entries for the duration of the contest.

This Contest and these Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the State of Tennessee. Entrant agrees to be bound by these Rules and by the decisions of the SMSWF, which are final and binding in all respects.

The SMSWF reserves the right to change these Rules at any time, in its sole discretion, and to suspend or cancel this Contest or any entrant’s continuing participation in the Contest should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond SMSWF’s control affect the administration, security or proper operation of this.

Entrants who violate these Rules, tamper with the operation of this Contest or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to the SMSWF, this promotion or any other participant (in each case as determined in the SMSWF’s sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from participation in this promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to lock out persons whose eligibility for participation is in question or who have been disqualified or are otherwise ineligible to enter this promotion.

By entering the T-shirt Design Contest, you are consenting to have your illustration used for promotional purposes including but not limited to the 2017 SMSWF T-shirt for the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival. If your design is chosen as the winner, it will become the sole property of the SMSWF.

If you have any questions about these rules or this contest, please either email them to or contact us at 865-604-9066.

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