Terms and Conditions for Tinkle IdeaStar Contest

  1. The contest is open for participation to children who are below 18 (Eighteen) years of age (“Participant”), entering through their parent/guardian and who are residents of India.
  2. By entering the Contest “Tinkle IdeaStar” (“Contest”) the Participant agrees to be bound by its terms & conditions.
  3. The Contest is for inviting ideas from the Participants which is morefully described in clause 5 below. The shortlisted ideas shall be announced on www.tinkleonline.com and the Company shall ask the readers to choose the best entry. The winning entries shall be transformed into a comic story.
  4. The Contest will start from June 1st, 2017 and entries received before July 31st, 2017 shall only be considered.
  5. To enter the Contest, the Participant shall submit suggestions / idea (“Idea”) based on any one of these Tinkle toons–WingStar, Dental Diaries and SuperWeirdos. An Idea shall mean for example- a villain for WingStar, a new superweirdo for SuperWeirdos, and a monster for Dental Diaries.
  6. The Participant can send his/her entries through post at Amar Chitra Katha Private Limited, 2nd Floor, Sumer Plaza, Marol Maroshi Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai - 400 059 or email it at tinklemail@ack-media.com. The Participant may send more than one entry. If the Participant sends an incomplete entry or doesn’t fill all details then his/ her entry wouldn’t considered be valid.
  7. Amar Chitra Katha Private Limited (“Company”) shall in its sole discretion shortlist ideas submitted by the Participants for each Tinkle toon on merit basis and shall announce the shortlisted ideas on the website www.tinkleonline.com in the month of July, 2017 for readers to Vote for the Best Idea in each Toon category. The voting shall be open from Aug 1 to September 30, 2017. The selection process of Ideas shall be sole prerogative of the Company.
  8. The winners of the Contest shall be informed by the Company by a medium of communication of its choice. The winners shall receive a Tinkle Idea Star Certificate from the Company which shall be sent to the winners either through post or email.
  9. The best Voted Idea for each character shall be transformed into a comic story and shall be featured in the Anniversary issue of Tinkle (subject to editorial changes) in the month of November, 2017 or in any other issue at the sole discretion of the Company.
  10. The Company will interview the winners and feature their interview at the end of the story. There will be no prizes for the winners. The Company shall contact the winners to take details of their email/address to send them the consent form.
  11. The Company shall then send the consent form to the winners/ their parents/ guardian and the winners should send back the consent form along with their picture.
  12. In the event, the winner fails to respond within one (1) week from the date of being notified and/or the Company is unable to contact the winner despite reasonable effort, the Company reserves the right to change the winner.
  13. The decision of the Editor shall be final and binding.
  14. By submitting the Ideas you agree that the Idea submitted by the Participant is original and is not imitated, copied or infringe the right of any third party.
  15. The Participant agrees that all rights associated with the story based on the Idea sent shall vest with the Company at all times. The Company shall retain all right, title and interest in its patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade name, trade dress, service marks and trade secrets and/or creations, model, data, flow chart, drawing, design, diagram, table, artwork, innovation or any other information or material ("Intellectual Property Rights") in perpetuity.
  16. By submitting the Idea, the Participant undertakes that he/she is the owner of the Idea. In the event it is claimed that the idea submitted by the Participant infringes any person’s copyright, the Participant agree to indemnify against all costs, expenses, losses, fines etc. incurred, borne or suffered by the Company.
  17. The Company reserves the right to change any of the rules of this Contest while it is running if it appears appropriate to do so, including extending the closing date.
  18. The Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the applicable laws in India. All matters with respect to the Contest are subject to the jurisdiction of the Courts at Mumbai only.

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