The Royal Mystic Order of Chaos Fan-Fiction Contest Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
The Royal Mystic Order of Chaos Fan Fiction Contest (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of earth who are at least old enough to write and attend the show. Void in Quebec and where prohibited by law. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
- Entry Period
The Promotion begins February 17th and ends on March 7th (the “Promotion Entry Period”).
- How to Enter
To enter the Promotion you must submit one (1) original story inspired by The Rocky Horror Picture Show and/or The Royal Mystic Order of Chaos (the “Submission”). Limit of one thousand (1,000) submissions per person during the Promotion Entry Period.
You retain all right, title, and interest in and to your Submission, including the copyright, provided, however, that by participating in the Promotion, you hereby grant The Royal Mystic Order of Chaos the non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license to publish your Submission, in whole or in part, and your name, image, likeness, and biographical information for publicity, advertising, and promotional purposes, without limitation, and without consideration whether or not such Submission is selected as a winning Submission. You additionally grant sponsors the right, but not the obligation to, edit, amend, or cut your submission for publication, the time and format determined solely by the sponsors as well as all access and rights to your eternal soul.
- Submission Requirements
- Submission must be no less than 400 and no more than 1,200 words.
- Submission must be an original, spicy work created solely by you, which contains characters primarily based on the cast and crew of The Royal Mystic Order of Chaos and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The work cannot have been previously published or masturbated to.
- Submission must not be suitable for publication (i.e., must be sexually explicit, obscene or indecent).
- Submission may contain defamatory statements.
- Submission must not promote racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm or harassment of any kind against any group or individual, for real though.
- Submission must not contain any telephone numbers, street addresses or email addresses of any individual.
All Submissions will be reviewed for content eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules before being judged. Submissions containing prohibited material or inappropriate content, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may be disqualified. The Royal Mystic Order of Chaos makes the final determination as to what Entries are eligible to take part in this Promotion.
- Review of Submissions to Determine Grand Prize Winner
The Submissions will be ranked in the following three (3) criteria: (a) quality (33.33%), (b) creativity (33.33%), and (c) smutiness (33.33%). One (1) individual whose entry earns the highest overall score will win the Grand Prize and potentially have their story performed on stage during the show. One (1) individual whose entry earns the second highest overall score will be mocked mercilessly. Judges will appear to be fair and impartial. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible Entries received.
One (1) Grand prize will be awarded. Grand prize winner will receive a very cool ROCKY HORROR PURSE. Approximate Retail Value of the Grand Prize is more than a toaster, but not a real expensive toaster. Prize is non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Or to keep the prize entirely, because we want…. Its nice. Grand Prize winner must be present at the March 14th show to collect their prize in person.
One (1) second prize will be awarded. Second prize winner will receive nothing, because second place is a loser. Prize is non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason.
- Entry Conditions and Release
By entering, each participant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, and/or the Promotion judges which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Promotion; (b) release and hold harmless the Sponsor and its respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, and anyone who is or is not a large overgrown mammal lacking in fur. My god, how have you read this far? Shit, I don’t even know what to type down here. I mean don’t get me wrong I have entered in plenty of contests in the past and I have this weird neuroticism which makes me compulsively read the rules and agreements before I check off or sign anything, but those contests manage to have like ten to thirty pages of legal stuff, and here I am only managing to barely hit three. … Damn… I guess I can just fill all of this in with legal word I know: from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant’s entry, creation of an entry or submission of an entry, participation in the Promotion, acceptance or use or misuse of prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of entry; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Sponsor from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of or relating to an entrant’s participation in the Promotion, the Submission and/or entrant’s acceptance, use or misuse of prize. (d) No former members or performers from The Royal Mystic Order of Chaos or any other cast that has performed at the River Oaks Theatre may enter or win.
Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, other than those concerning the administration of the Promotion or the determination of winners, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved in a Thunderdome style fight to the death in the parking lot of the River Oaks theatre under the next blood moon.