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Equestria Girls Comp Terms and Conditions

Promotion Summary

The Upstart Media Ltd “Equestria Girls” promotion allows the entrant to enter the draw to be in to win prizes, as selected by Upstart Media Ltd.

How to Enter

The Promotion Period runs from 3pm on the 22nd October 2015, and entries close at 4pm 27th October 2015.


The Prize

The Winners will be selected by a random draw and confirmed by an Upstart Media appointed Judge.

At the conclusion of the competition, up to 15 winners will be selected from the entire pool of entries.

The Winners will be notified by email or phone by 5pm on the 28th October 2015.

Note: All dolls will be randomly selected and are non-transferrable.


Generic Promotion and competition Rules


  1. These Promotion or Competition Rules (‘the Rules') apply to all Upstart Media Ltd Promotions or Competitions (collectively ‘the Promotion') conducted on or off air and by means of any medium – radio, television, print, telephone or computer. The Rules may change from time to time.
  2. If a particular Promotion has specific rules or terms those specific rules or terms will apply if there is any inconsistency with the Rules.
  3. Unless otherwise stated in the abovementioned specific rules or terms, registration, entry or vote is limited to 1 per person. Where multiple registrations, entries or votes are acceptable, each must be made separately.
  4. Entry into the Promotion is deemed to be acceptance of the Rules and confirmation that the entrant has the necessary authority (for example from the bill payer or owner of a telephone or computer) to enter the Promotion.
  5. The Promotion is open to New Zealand Residents only. Disqualified Participants may not enter in the Promotion. Prizes will only be shipped to a valid New Zealand physical address.
  6. Upstart Media Ltd reserves the right to exclude any person from participating in the Promotion on reasonable grounds.
  7. Upstart Media Ltd reserves the right to refuse to award any prize to an entrant who Upstart Media Ltd decides (in its sole discretion) has violated the Rules, gained unfair advantage in participating in the promotion or won using fraudulent means.
  8. By participating, entrants grant Upstart Media Ltd exclusive permission to use their names, characters, photographs, voices and likeness in connection with the Promotion and for future promotion and marketing purposes and waive any claims to royalty, right or remuneration for such use.
  9. All entrant personal details must be valid and up to date and will be held by Upstart Media Ltd and may be used for the purpose of the Promotion and for future promotion and marketing purposes in accordance with Upstart Media Ltd Privacy Policy, unless otherwise directed by entrants at the time of entry.
  10. If relevant when submitting entry via text, the telephone number from which the entry was made will be stored in a database. The participant has a two-business-day period from the time of entry to request removal from the database. If no request is made it is deemed acceptance that the information can be used at the discretion of Upstart Media Ltd and/or any other company associated with the Promotion.
  11. Personal information provided at the time of entry is presumed to be true and, in the case of text or email notification – active, through to and beyond the date of the Promotion's completion.
  12. Where the Promotion involves texting, the following apply: a) Any form of automated text message is invalid b) Upstart Media Ltd takes no responsibility for text costs incurred after the Promotion has closed as stipulated in the Promotion Terms and Conditions.

Winning the Prize

  1. Only the person who originally entered the Promotion can be awarded the prize (‘the Winner').
  2. The Winner will be determined in the manner set out in clause 8 above of the Promotion Terms and Conditions – if not specified then as determined by the Promoter who shall for this purpose be deemed the Judge.
  3. The Judge's determination of the Winner will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  4. The Winner will be notified by email or phone (voice or text) and must be available for the preparation of all publicity that may be required by Upstart Media Ltd. Where attempts to contact the Winner fail (e.g. when the Winner cannot be contacted by phone after three attempts or email sent is returned) the Judge will select another winner.
    If, after successful notification, the prize is not collected within two months of being announced it will be regarded as forfeit. (Note: 3 attempts to contact will include individual calls to any numbers provided at the time of entry. However, should the prize's total worth equal less than NZD$250 and be a live-to-air draw, only one failed attempt at contact will be acceptable before the Judge selects another winner.)
  5. The prize is not redeemable for cash or transferable. No other family members, friends, office associates or any other person will be able to participate on the Winner's behalf.
  6. In the event that the prize specified in the Promotion becomes unavailable for any reason the Promoter may substitute a prize of like or equal value.
  7.  Where the prize incorporates air travel, unless otherwise specified the air travel is economy class.
  8. Where the Winner is required to claim the prize in person and they must provide proper identification (e.g. driver's licence, passport, birth certificate). If the Winner is under the age of 18 years their parent or guardian must give their prior written consent to the award of the prize.
  9. The Winner takes the prize entirely at his/her own risk and indemnifies Upstart Media Ltd in respect of any claim for any accident, injury, property damage or loss of life that may occur in connection with the prize. The Winner is responsible for all insurance, tax or other costs that may be associated with the prize. Upstart Media Ltd Responsibility
  10.  Upstart Media Ltd reserves the right to amend, vary, extend or discontinue a Promotion at any stage, for any reason.
  11. Proof of posting, emailing or texting cannot be accepted as proof of delivery.
  12. Upstart Media Ltd takes no responsibility for any inability to enter, complete, continue or conclude the Promotion due to equipment or technical malfunction, error, omission, interruption, deletion, delay in operation or transmission, theft, destruction, virus, bugs, busy lines, inadvertent disconnection, Participant error, texts with a misspelt keyword, texts to an incorrect shortcode, Acts of God or otherwise.
  13. To the fullest extent permitted by law Upstart Media Ltd will not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever (including but not limited to direct or consequential loss) or for personal injury as a result of Promotion entry or winning the Promotion prize.
  14. Where the prize is to be supplied by an entity outside Upstart Media Ltd control and that entity fails, for whatever reason, to supply the prize, Upstart Media Ltd has no responsibility for the provision of the prize and is not obliged to provide an alternative prize or to take legal action to require the prize supplier to provide the prize.
  15. Participants should note that unless stated otherwise, Upstart Media Ltd does not accept responsibility for the return of any Promotion entries, including those consisting of artistic or other material.


  1. Participation in the Promotion is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
  2. These Promotion Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New Zealand and shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of New Zealand courts.

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