Share Your Funniest Baby Video for a Chance to Win $500 to Babies ‘R Us!

the bump funniest video contest

Ok, moms and dads, it’s time to break out the video camera and start capturing those adorable — and totally unscripted! — baby moments! (And if you’ve already captured these off-the-cuff moments, submit those, too!)

Think your little tot says and does the funniest things? Well you’re in luck, ’cause we do, too! We’re rolling out the red carpet to start our first video contest series and we need your help. One grand prize winner with the funniest baby in town will take home a $500 gift card to Babies ‘R Us – with unparalleled selections, affordable prices, stores all over the grid (not to mention free in-store pick-up), what’s not to love about a grand prize like that?

Here’s what you need to do to enter your baby in the Bumpies’ Funniest Videos:

1. Take a video of your baby doing/saying the funniest things (spoiler alert: we’re looking for some laugh-out-loud hilariousness here, folks!) and make sure it’s NO MORE than .60 seconds long.

2. Upload your video to YouTube, Vimeo or Vine (more on that below!).

3. Send an email to contests@thebump.com with the subject line: TB Funniest Video in order to enter you and your baby for a chance to win.

4. If you’re entering the contest via Twitter, make sure to tweet your funny Vine using the hashtag #TBFunnies and mention @TheBump.

5. The submission period begins today, Monday, 6/3, and lasts until Sunday, 6/9. Entries made after 6/9 will not be considered for the grand prize.

No purchase necessary. See official rules below.

Start recording (or tracking down those hilarious caught-on-camera moments) and good luck! For further information and more details on Babies ‘R Us registry, visit their website

The Bump Funniest Videos Contest

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

TERM:

The Bump Funniest Videos Contest (the “Contest”) entry period commences at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on June 3, 2013, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on June 9, 2013 (the “Contest Entry Period”).  The Contest is sponsored by XO Group Inc., 195 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, NY 10007 (“Sponsor”).

ELIGIBILITY:

This Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, 18 years or older as of date of entry. Each entrant must be a registered member of www.youtube.com; www.vimeo.com; or http://vine.co  and www.twitter.com as of date of entry to be eligible. Employees of the Sponsor; Prize provider(s); any promotional companies or advertising agencies participating in the Contest and employees of their respective affiliates and subsidiaries; any persons involved in the creation, development, or implementation of this Contest; and any other persons or entities directly associated with this Contest and any members of their immediate families or households are ineligible to participate. Entries for the Contest must be received prior to the expiration of the Contest Entry Period. This Contest is void in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and wherever prohibited or restricted by law, and is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. By submitting an entry form, entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules and all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations that govern contests.

GRAND PRIZE/VALUE:

One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive one (1) $500 Babies “R” Us gift card.  The Grand Prize is not transferable or assignable, or redeemable for cash or any other consideration (other than merchandise from Babies “R” Us in accordance with the terms of the gift card), and no substitutions will be allowed except by Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value or nature if advertised prize is not available. The Grand Prize winner is responsible for compliance with all applicable federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations, including, without limitation, the payment of all applicable taxes.

HOW TO ENTER:

During the Contest Entry Period, you may enter the Contest by shooting an original video showing your child(ren) aged up to five (5) years old doing something funny, and submitting the video via one of the following methods: you may (i) (A) upload the video described above to YouTube or Vimeo (not to exceed sixty (60) seconds in length) and (B) email a link to the video described above to contests@thebump.com, or (ii) (A) upload the video to Vine, (B) follow “@TheBump” on Twitter and (C) share the Vine video on Twitter, with the hashtag “#TBFunnies”.  Limit one entry per person (i.e., only one video per person, irrespective of submission method or upload platform). If you opt to receive Sponsor’s tweets via your wireless mobile device (which may only be available via participating wireless carriers), standard text messaging rates, airtime and carrier charges will apply for each text message sent or received from your handset according to the terms and conditions of your service agreement with your wireless carrier.  Sponsor is not responsible for any charges related to tweets made by or messages received via mobile phone.  Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your online carrier apply.  Incomplete or late entries will be disqualified. An entry made will be deemed to have been made by the “authorized account holder” of the email address or Twitter account, as applicable, utilized at the time the entry is made. For purposes herein, the “authorized account holder” refers to the person assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses, or to an account by Twitter, as applicable. If an entrant is determined to have submitted more than one entry submission, that entrant will be disqualified. Any attempt by a person to use multiple Twitter accounts in order to enter more than once will result in disqualification.  All entries will become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for transmission and/or computer error. For the avoidance of doubt, acceptance of entries or submissions will not be deemed to waive any provisions of these Official Rules, and the entrant may subsequently be disqualified.

Entries must be entrant’s own original work and owned solely and exclusively by entrant, have not won a previous prize or award and have not been previously published, must not infringe on, misappropriate or otherwise violate any third-party rights (including but not limited to copyright, trademark, rights of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary right), and must be deemed suitable by Sponsor.  Entrant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Sponsor, and its affiliates and subsidiaries, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents from any losses, damages, or expenses arising from or in connection with infringement, misappropriation or violation of any third party rights. Entries deemed lewd or offensive by Sponsor in its sole discretion will be disqualified.  Entries that comply with format and suitability specifications may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, be acknowledged by e-mail, but nevertheless remain subject to full eligibility determinations at the sole discretion of Sponsor.  An entry that does not comply with entry guidelines will be deemed void and of no effect.

Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that his/her entry submission and all related materials created in or arising out of such submission, and all rights, title and interest in and to them shall be and hereby are, effective upon creation, assigned to and become the property of Sponsor.  Without limiting the foregoing, Sponsor will have the irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up worldwide, perpetual right (and if necessary, license) to edit, re-edit, adapt, modify, reproduce, promote, distribute create derivative works and otherwise use the entry and related materials in any way it sees fit and in any form or media whether now or hereafter known or developed.  Entrant hereby gives Sponsor and its agents and assignees, full permission and authority to use, publish and display the submission, as well as entrant’s (and any other person included in the submission) name, voice and photograph or other likeness for advertising or other related purposes in any media whether now or hereafter known or developed without additional compensation.

ONLINE VOTING/JUDGING:

All eligible entries will be judged by a panel of judges selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion, who will select five (5) finalists by June 14, 2013, based on the following judging criteria (each weighed equally): (i) quality of the video submission and (ii) creativity of the submission. In the event of a tie during the judges’ phase of judging, the tied entries will be re-judged based solely on how creative the video submitted is.

The five (5) finalists’ entries will be displayed on http://blog.thebump.com/tag/bumpies-funniest-home-videos/, beginning on or about 12:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on June 17, 2013 and ending on or about 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on June 23, 2013.  During such time, visitors to the site will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite entry from among the five (5) finalists.  The finalist with the most user votes will automatically be determined as the Grand Prize winner.  In the event of a tie at the end of the online voting portion of the Contest, the Contest judges will make the final determination from among all tied finalists based on the judging criteria listed above.

Finalists will be contacted on or about June 16, 2013, as follows: (1) via the email address from which the finalist’s entry was submitted or (2) via Twitter direct message, as applicable.  Potential finalists will be required to sign and return a Liability Release, Copyright Release, Assignment of Rights and where legal, a Publicity Release prior to being posted online as Finalists. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification and an alternate finalist will be determined. The Grand Prize winner will be announced and he/she will be notified via email or Twitter direct message, as applicable, on or about June 25, 2013.  Sponsor is not responsible for changes to the Twitter direct message function that may interfere with finalist or winner notification.  If prize notification is returned as non-deliverable, potential winner will be disqualified and Grand Prize forfeited, and an alternate winner may be selected, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, based on the procedures set forth above. The names of the winner of the Contest will be available after July 20, 2013. To obtain this information, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: The Bump Funniest Videos Contest – Winner, c/o XO Group Inc., 195 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, NY 10007.

CAUTION:

Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any web site or undermine legitimate operation of a contest may constitute a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from and/or to prosecute any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Any such tampering will also result in ineligibility to win a prize in the Contest.

CONDITIONS:

By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final in all matters relating to this Contest, and acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules. Each entrant acknowledges that the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use found on the www.thebump.com website are hereby incorporated by reference and apply to the submission of entries pursuant to these Official Rules.  By participating in this Contest, each entrant hereby agrees to Sponsor’s collection and usage of the entrant’s personal information and acknowledges that entrant has read and accepted the above-referenced Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Sponsor is in no way liable for any damage, loss, or injury resulting from computer malfunctions, misdirected or incomplete entries, or acceptance and use of a prize. Sponsor and its agents shall have no liability or responsibility for injuries, damages or liabilities caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Contest or the use or misuse of a prize. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest should virus, bugs, or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest and award the prizes from all eligible entries received prior to cancellation or suspension.

By entering this Contest, each entrant hereby voluntarily and irrevocably releases, holds harmless and agrees not to institute any claim against Sponsor and its affiliates and subsidiaries, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from any losses, damages, or expenses from any and all injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from  or in connection with, either directly or indirectly, (1) the awarding, acceptance, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize awarded herein; and/or (2) participation in the Contest or any prize-related activities.

Under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and each entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

By accepting the Grand Prize, the winner grants Sponsor permission to use his or her name and likeness for advertising and promotional purposes without any additional compensation (except where prohibited by law).  By entering the Contest, entrants shall be deemed to have agreed to have their entry information made available to the Sponsor. The Contest is subject to these Official Rules. By entering the Contest, entrants and the winner agree to waive any right to claim any ambiguity, inequity or error in the Official Rules of the Contest, and/or of the Contest itself, and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by all decisions of, and interpretations of these Official Rules by, the Contest judges, which in all respects shall be final and binding.

THE NEW YORK COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE CONTEST AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, WITHOUT REGARD TO CONFLICTS OF LAWS PRINCIPLES, SHALL GOVERN THE CONTEST. ENTRANTS WAIVE ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THESE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMIT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS.

All rights reserved. Official Rules may be copied for personal use only and not for any commercial purpose whatsoever.

SPONSOR:

XO Group Inc., 195 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, NY 10007

ADMINISTRATOR:

XO Group Inc., 195 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, NY 10007