Belvedere Vodka – Win a stay at Jamaica’s beautiful GoldenEye Resort valued at $2,310!
The Entry Period for the Competition begins at 2:01 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time
(“GMT”) on March 10, 2015 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. GMT on April 12, 2015 The
sole determinant of time for this purpose of the Competition will be the internet server used by Belvedere
The Competition is open only to legal residents of the following countries, 25 years of age or
older as of date of entry:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada (excluding the province of Quebec, Yukon, Nunavut and Nova Scotia), Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America (excluding Utah).
3.HOW TO ENTER
During the Entry Period, you can enter the Competition through the
section of the Belvedere Vodka website dedicated to the Competition available at
www.belvederevodka.com/thechallenge (the “Site”). You may then register by filling an entry form
(mandatory information is first name, last name, state, country, e-mail address and optional information is Twitter and Instagram accounts name) and submit an original video file complying with the requirements set out in section 5 of the Official Rules (the “Entry” or “Entry Materials”) which showcases “how to make a legendary martini cocktail”.
Belvedere Vodka will send a confirmation e-mail once submission is completed.
Limit of one entry per person (same first and last name) for the entire Entry Period. You must be the only
person depicted in the video. The person uploading the Entry will be deemed the entrant (the “Entrant”). By
entering, you understand that your Entry in its entirety or portion thereof may (in Belvedere Vodka’s sole
discretion and subject to section 5 below) be posted on the Site, television, press and/or other Sponsor-
selected media (including social media). All Entries must be completed and submitted by 11:59:59 p.m. GMT
on April 12, 2015, to be eligible. Subject to local regulations, entry will be free and no purchase is required or
By participating, Entrants agree to the Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects.
4. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
In order to be entered into the Competition, Entrants must comply with registration
instructions when submitting their Entry.
– talk about martini cocktail,
– introduce themselves, with their professional or non-professional cocktail experience and explain what makes a cocktail legendary.
– prepare a martini cocktail complying with the following:
• contain Belvedere vodka,
• integrate no more than 4 ingredients in total (including Belvedere vodka),
• contain no more than 60 ml (2 oz) of alcoholic ingredients in total
• homemade ingredients are welcomed, but must be easily replicable
– give their cocktail a name which must be original to Entrants and must not consist in or include any term
or expression infringing rights of third parties (including but not limited to movie titles, actor names or
The video must be:
– in English,
– maximum 5 minutes,
– in one of the following formats: MOV, .MPEG4, MP4, .AVI, .WMV, .MPEGPS, .FLV, 3GPP WebM,
– under 1GB.
The Entry may not contain obscene, profane, harassing, defamatory, lewd or inappropriate images,
language, behavior or text including without limitation, no nudity, acts of violence or acts that appear to
cause harm or are illegal/dangerous, as determined in Belvedere Vodka’s sole discretion. Any Entry
Material or portion thereof that is, in Belvedere Vodka’s sole discretion, obscene, profane, lewd,
harassing, defamatory, contains any third party materials (other than Belvedere Vodka logos/product), or
otherwise violates or infringes (or may infringe) any copyright (including music), trademark, logo, mark
that identifies a brand or other proprietary right of any person living or deceased (including but not
limited to rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light) or entity, or is otherwise
objectionable, will not be considered and may disqualify the Entrant. Therefore, clothing worn or
props/items used in the video and recipe should not contain any visible logos (other than Belvedere
Vodka logos), drawings, cartoons, phrases, trademarks or other third-party materials. Entrants may not
copy or otherwise plagiarize the Entry Material from any source. Belvedere Vodka has the sole discretion
to determine whether a video qualifies as an Entry. All Entries must be the sole, original work of the
Entrants. By submitting an Entry, Entrant hereby grants Belvedere Vodka, its affiliates, subsidiaries,
assigns, licensees, designees and legal representatives the free (as permitted under the law), irrevocable,
perpetual, worldwide digital and other rights to use, reproduce, edit, market, store, distribute, have
distributed, publicly and privately display, communicate, publicly and privately perform, transmit, have
transmitted, create derivative works based upon, and promote the Entries or excerpts of Entries (as such
may be edited and modified by Belvedere Vodka in its discretion) for editorial, commercial, promotional
and all other purposes (including posting on Belvedere Vodka-affiliated websites, the Site, television,
press and/or other Belvedere Vodka-selected media). However, Entrants’ submitted video is solely for
Semi-Finalists determination and shall not be publicly displayed or broadcasted. In addition, Entrant
hereby assigns to Belvedere Vodka all rights, titles, and interests that he/she may be deemed to have in
any reproduction, product, or derivative work using or incorporating the Entry (including but not limited
to any cocktail recipes and associated names depicted on the video or after performed at any stage of the
Competition). Entrant further agrees to waive any moral rights in the Entry (including in any performance
in relation with the regional final and grand final rounds) to the fullest extent permitted by applicable
Semi-Finalists and Grand Winner hereby authorize Belvedere Vodka and Sponsor Entities to capture, record and use worldwide until December 31, 2015, by any means and on any medium (including but not limited to Internet), their likeness, image, name (first and last), voice, statements, cocktail recipes & names created and/or performed at any stage of the Competition and any prize-related event, and assign to Belvedere Vodka on an exclusive basis, worldwide all rights, titles and interest that they may have in such cocktail recipes and names until December 31, 2015.
Therefore, such cocktails recipes and names may be commercially used by Belvedere Vodka until December 31, 2015.
Automated, script, macro or robotic Entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified.
If, in Belvedere Vodka’s sole discretion, the Entry appears to have resulted in any injury or bodily harm,
it will be rejected. Entries must be in keeping with Belvedere Vodka’s image and may not be offensive, as
determined by Belvedere Vodka in its sole discretion, nor can it defame or invade publicity rights or
privacy rights of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or
proprietary rights. In such an event, the Entry will be disqualified from the Competition. Any Entry
deemed inappropriate or unsuitable or in bad taste, in Belvedere Vodka’s sole discretion will be
disqualified and may either be removed from the Site or not posted on the Site at any time. Any Entry not
in compliance with the above and which does not meet the requirements of these Official Rules and those
of the Site will be disqualified. All Entries submitted become the property of Belvedere Vodka and will
not be returned. No information regarding Entries or judging, other than as otherwise set forth in the
Official Rules will be disclosed.
5.JUDGING TO DETERMINE THE SEMI-FINALITS
A Belvedere Vodka-selected panel of judges composed of mixology experts (including the Belvedere Vodka head of mixology) (the “ Pre-selection Jury”) will review all eligible Entries and replicate and taste the cocktails between April 13, 2015 and April 17, 2015.
The eligible Entries will be judged and given a note out of a maximum of 100 points by the Pre-selection Jury based on the following criteria:
Belvedere Vodka brand awareness (20 points)
Relevance to the martini cocktail (25 points)
Presentation and apparent skills of the Entrant (20 points) Taste of the martini cocktail (25 points)
Name of cocktail (10 points)
The Pre-selection Jury will then determine up to top 45 semi-finalist Entries (the “Semi-Finalists”) split per region as described below.
1.Europe/Africa (comprising Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom): up to 15 Semi-Finalists
2.Asia Pacific (comprising Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand): up to 15 Semi-Finalists
3.Americas (comprising Argentina, Canada, Mexico and United States of America ): up to 15 Semi-Finalists
However, the Pre-selection Jury reserves the absolute right to determine less than 15 Semi-Finalists per
All Entrants will be notified by e-mail by April 24, 2015 whether they are a Semi-Finalist or not. SemiFinalists will win the right to participate to the corresponding regional final (based on Semi-Finalist country of residence as declared in the Entry form) (the “Pre-selection Prize”) as further described in section 9 of these Official Rules.
Details about the composition of the Pre-selection Jury will be provided upon demand where required.
Sponsor and Pre-selection Jury’s decisions are final with respect to all matters relating to the Competition.
6. JUDGING TO DETERMINE THE FINALISTS
All Semi-Finalists must be available to travel on dates and to the location specified by Belvedere Vodka to participate in the regional final. If any Semi-Finalist cannot travel on dates specified, such Semi-Finalist may be disqualified and an alternate Semi-Finalist may be notified at Belvedere Vodka’s sole discretion. Each of the 45 (forty-five) Semi-Finalists will have the opportunity to go to a Belvedere Vodka-specified location corresponding to the relevant region.
During each regional final, the 15 Semi-Finalists will realize a live performance consisting in preparing 2 cocktails as per instructions to be provided during each regional final. Semi-finalists will be judged by a Belvedere Vodka-selected panel of judges composed of experts (including mixology experts) (the “Regional Jury”). Each Regional Jury will attend and judge the performance of the Semi-Finalists and will give a note out of a maximum of 100 points per cocktail based on the following criteria:
Belvedere Vodka brand awareness (20 points)
Relevance to the martini cocktail (20 points)
Presentation and apparent skills of the Semi-Finalists (20 points) Taste of the martini cocktail (30 points)
Name of cocktail (10 points)
For each of the 3 regions, each Regional Jury will then determine the top 3 finalist Entrants (the “Finalists”).
All Semi-Finalists will be notified orally on the day of the regional final and confirmed by e-mail within a week following the regional event whether they are a Finalist or not. Finalists will win the right to participate to the grand final (the “Regional Prize”) as further described in section 9 of these Official Rules.
Details about the composition of the Regional Jury will be provided upon demand where required. Regional Jury’s decisions are final with respect to all matters relating to the Competition.
7.FINAL ROUND JUDGING TO DETERMINE THE GRAND FINAL WINNER
All Finalists must be available to travel to London (United Kingdom) on dates specified by Belvedere Vodka to participate in the final round in June 2015. If any Finalist cannot travel on dates specified, such Finalist may be disqualified and an alternate Finalist may be notified at Belvedere Vodka’s sole discretion.
Each of the nine (9) Finalists will have the opportunity to go to a Belvedere Vodka-specified location.
During the final round, the 9 Finalists will have to perform 3 cocktail as per instructions to be provided during
final round. Finalists will be judged by a Belvedere Vodka-selected panel of judges composed of experts
(including mixology experts) (the “Final Jury”). The Final Jury will attend and judge the performance of the
Finalists and will give a note out of a maximum of 100 points per cocktail based on the following criteria:
Belvedere Vodka brand awareness (20 points)
Relevance to the martini cocktail (20 points)
Presentation and apparent skills of the Finalists (20 points) Taste of the martini cocktail (30 points)
Name of cocktail (10 points)
The Final Jury will then determine the grand final winner (the “Grand Winner”).
The Grand Winner will be publicly announced on June 19, 2015 and each Finalist will be notified by e-mail that same day whether they are the Grand Winner or not. The Grand Winner will be offered the prize described in section 9 of these Official Rules (the “Grand Prize”).
Details about the composition of the Final Jury will be provided upon demand where required. Final Jury’s decisions are final with respect to all matters relating to the Competition.
All ARVs are stated in US Dollars.
Pre-selection Prizes: (45 in total, being 15 per region)
For each of the 45 Semi-Finalists, a 2-day/1-night trip for one to a location and at dates indicated below
(depending on the region) for purposes of participating in the corresponding regional final. Trip includes
round-trip coach air transportation from the major airport nearest the Semi-Finalist’s home to select
destination, hotel accommodations (based on single occupancy room) and some meals. ARV: up to USD
$1,050.00 each. Prizes will be awarded, provided a sufficient number of eligible Entries are received per
region. Prizes are not transferable. Prizes and prize components may be substituted for any reason at the
discretion of Belvedere Vodka. Taxes, as applicable, related to all prizes including income taxes related to
the prizes are the responsibility of the individual winner. All other expenses and costs not expressly listed
above are the winners’ sole responsibility (including but not limited to personal expenses, insurances, visa
Location and indicative dates per region:
Europe/Africa: Berlin (Germany) on April 28, 2015
Americas: New York (USA) on May 15, 2015
Asia-Pacific: Sydney (Australia) on May 18, 2015
Belvedere Vodka reserves the right to change the dates above in its absolute discretion. Regional Prizes: (9 in total, being 3 per region)
For each of the 9 Finalists:
– a 3-day/2-night trip for one to London (United Kingdom) from June 17, 2015 to June 19, 2015 to
participate in the grand final. Trip includes round-trip coach air transportation from the major airport
nearest the Finalist’s home to London, hotel accommodations (based on single occupancy room) and
– a ticket to attend, as a guest, the Spectre movie premiere in the Finalist’s country of residence (if held).
There is no guarantee that such a movie premiere will take place.
ARV: up to USD $2,315.00 each.
Prizes are not transferable. Prizes and prize components may be substituted for any reason at the
discretion of Belvedere Vodka. Taxes, as applicable, related to all prizes including income taxes related
to the prizes are the responsibility of the individual winner. All other expenses and costs not expressly
listed above are the winners’ sole responsibility (including but not limited to personal expenses,
insurances, visa expenses).
For the Grand Prize winner
NON U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY:
– a 7-day/6-night trip for two to Jamaica at the Goldeneye Resort in Aracabessa. Trip includes round-trip
coach air transportation from the major airport nearest the Grand Winner’s home to Aracabessa (Jamaica)
between October 2015 and December 2015 on dates selected by Belvedere Vodka at least 3 weeks in
advance, hotel accommodations (based on double occupancy room) and all meals (3 meals per day
excluding beverages). The Grand Winner may invite one (1) guest who must be 25 years of age or older
as of date of travel.
U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY:
– the opportunity to be a Belvedere cocktail ambassador and work as a bartender for the Spectre movie
United States screening in New York, if any, and five local screenings in the United States, if any (the
“US Screenings”). The Grand Winner will serve the winning cocktail at the US Screenings, if any, and be
available for other Belvedere educational mixology trainings in the United States, to be determined.
Included: round-trip coach air transportation from major airport nearest Grand Winner’s home to each
event location and two nights’ hotel accommodations (based on double occupancy) in each city.
ARV: up to USD $12,000.00.
Prizes are not transferable. Prizes and prize components may be substituted with other prize elements of equal or greater value for any reason at the discretion of Belvedere Vodka. Taxes, as applicable, related to all prizes including income taxes related to the prizes are the responsibility of the individual winner. All other expenses and costs not expressly listed above are the Grand Winner’s sole responsibility (including but not limited to personal expenses, insurances, visa expenses).
Potential Semi-Finalists, Finalists and Grand Winner will be required to print out, sign and
return via mail/email an Affidavit of Eligibility, liability/publicity release (except where prohibited by law)
within three (3) days of notification attempt or the prize will be forfeited and alternate Entrant may be
determined. Return of prize or prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and alternate
determination. Airline carrier’s regulations and conditions apply. Trips may not be combined with any other
offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flyer miles. Semi-Finalists, Finalists and Grand Winner (and
his/her guest) must possess valid travel documents (i.e., valid government-issued photo ID, passport,
necessary visa, if applicable, etc.) in order to travel. All travel must be completed on dates specified by
Belvedere Vodka; dates of departure and return are subject to change. Seat selection and timing of trip subject
to availability and confirmation of reservations. No refunds or credit for changes are allowed. All other
expenses and costs, not expressly listed in the Official Rules, including, but not limited to, taxes, tips,
entertainment and transfers, are Semi-Finalists, Finalists and Grand Winner’s sole responsibility. No
substitution or transfer of prize permitted except at the sole discretion of Belvedere Vodka who reserves the
right to substitute a prize (or portion of prize) of equal or greater value in the event the prize is unavailable.
The actual value of the prizes may vary depending on date and times of travel, airfare fluctuations and hotel
charges at the time of travel. Therefore, the actual value of the prize awarded may be lower or higher at the
time it is fulfilled. Any difference between actual value and stated ARV will not be awarded. If the Grand
Prize Winner elects to travel or partake in Grand Prize trip with no travel companion, no additional
compensation will be awarded to the Grand Prize Winner. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set
forth in these Official Rules and those set forth by Sponsor’s air travel prize supplier, as detailed in the
passenger ticket contract issued by such supplier.
10.By participating in the Competition, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the
Sponsor and judges. Sponsor Parties and their respective agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware,
software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect,
incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the
equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Competition or by any human error which may
occur in the processing of the Entries in the Competition or for any liability for damage to any computer
system resulting from participation in, accessing or downloading information in connection with the
Competition. Belvedere Vodka reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that
tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Competition or the Site; violates
the Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten
or harass any other person. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of
the Competition may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Belvedere
Vodka reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Belvedere Vodka’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that
provision. If, for any reason, the Competition is not capable of running as planned, including infection by
computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes
beyond the control of Belvedere Vodka which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Competition, then Belvedere Vodka reserves the right at its sole discretion to postpone, modify, reschedule or cancel the Competition (in whole or in part) and determine the SemiFinalists, Finalists and Grand Winner from among all eligible Entries received prior to cancellation, based on the same criteria listed in section 6 to 8 above.
You represent and warrant that: (i) all rights to the video and recipe belong to and are original to
you, or you have written consent to use, and the video and/or the recipe do not and shall not infringe on any
copyright or any other third party right nor violate any applicable law or regulation, (ii) you have the right to
grant any and all necessary rights and licenses provided herein, including without limitation, all necessary
copyright and other related rights to the video and recipe, free and clear of all claims and encumbrances
without violating the rights of any person or entity, including any right to privacy or publicity, (iii) you hereby
hold Sponsor Parties harmless from and against any third party claim arising from use of the video and/or
recipe and you waive any right to inspect or approve uses of the video and recipe or to be compensated for
any such uses. Participating in the Competition constitutes permission to Sponsor Parties and their respective
agencies to use Entrants’ names, biographical information, pictures/portraits, likenesses and/or voices,
statements, video, recipe for purposes of promotion, publicity, advertising and trade without further
compensation, unless prohibited by law. By participating in the Competition, you agree to irrevocably and
forever defend, indemnify, hold harmless, release and waive Sponsor Parties, their respective parent,
subsidiaries, affiliated companies, agents, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their
respective shareholders, officers, directors, employees and assigns, members, representatives and agents, from
and against any and all liability, claims, damages, lawsuits, causes of action, legal proceedings, demands,
judgments, penalties, fines, costs, losses and expenses, bodily injury, loss or damages of any kind to persons,
including death, and property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in connection with (i) the
Competition and any Competition-related activity or material, (ii) from Entry creation, (iii) the acceptance,
possession, travel-related to, attendance at, defect of, inability to use, use or misuse of any prize, if applicable
or participation in the Competition or participation in any contest or related activity, (iv) any errors in these
Official Rules and Competition-related materials, (v) human error, (vi) cancellations, delays, diversions or
substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carrier(s), or other transportation companies,
hotel(s), or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers including
any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same, or (vii) lost, stolen,
damaged, delayed, or misdirected baggage. Each prize winner hereby acknowledges that the Sponsor Parties
have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any express or implied warranty,
representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize or any component
12.You hereby represent and warrant that you have read these Official Rules and are fully familiar with its
contents. All Semi-Finalists, Finalists and Grand Winner must authorize Belvedere Vodka to conduct a
background check including, in Belvedere Vodka’ sole discretion and without limitation, checks of
employment history, driving record, criminal background, civil litigation and/or a credit check. Semi-
Finalists, Finalists and Grand Winner may be required to provide references.
Information collected by Belvedere Vodka in connection with
this Competition may be used by Belvedere Vodka and shared with third parties involved in administration of
applicable data protection laws. Entrants agree to the collection, processing and storage of their personal data
by Belvedere Vodka for purposes of the Competition. To access your personal information for purposes of
The data controller and the data recipient is Polmos Zyrardow, ul. Mickiewicza 1-3, 96-300 Żyrardów,
14. WINNERS LIST
For the names of the Semi-Finalists, Finalists and Grand Winner, available, respectively after
April 17, 2015, May 4th, 2015 (Europe/Africa), May 18th, 2015 (Americas), May 25th, 2015 (Asia-Pacific) and
June 19, 2015, visit http://www.belvederevodka.com.