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Share Space DIY Contest

Posted by Christine Soner on October 02, 2012

Now is your chance to shine creatively and win a $100 IKEA Gift Card to boot!

We are looking for your IKEA D.I.Y. projects. It can be a furniture or accessory makeover, or fabric creation. You can revitalize an IKEA piece that you have had for years, or a recent purchase. *NO furniture or product structural modifications will be accepted.* This is strictly all about paint, glue, decoupage, sewing, magic markers....whatever mediums you favor.

Four finalists will be chosen, two in the furniture/accessory category and two in the fabric category. The final vote is by YOU, the fans!  We will select the 4 projects which are the best of the best based on creativity and functionality and will let fans vote on who the two winners should be! Each winner will receive a $100.00 gift card to IKEA. Winners will also be featured in a special blog post, highlighting their finished results.
How to enter:

  • DIY projects must include an IKEA product and photos need to be submitted of your step-by-step process, so please photograph it all.
  • A limit of three photos (before, middle point and finish) must be uploaded to www.theshare-space.com , which will house all the entries and please include a description of your DIY project.
  • Email your Share Space link or username to sharespace.us@ikea.com to officially enter.
             - Include your contact info, project, and your link to Share Space which should look similar to this:  
               http://www.theshare-space.com/spaces/ikeausa
  • You can enter a max of 3 DIY projects. 
  • Must be a U.S. resident and 18 years of age or older to enter.

Winners will be notified via email or phone on Tuesday, November 27th.  In order to claim your prize, you must submit an additional three photos to confirm ownership of the project.

Deadline for submissions is 12 PM EST on Friday, November 9th, 2012. 
*Voting will begin at 10 AM EST on Wednesday, November 14th and end on 12 PM EST on Wednesday, November 21st.

Have questions about the contest?  Contact us at sharespace.us@ikea.com!


OFFICIAL RULES

To Enter:  No Purchase Necessary.  Between Tuesday, October 2, 2012 and Friday, November 9, 2012, log on to http://www.theshare-space.com  and upload photos (max of 3) of your DIY project and include a description of the project, email your Share Space link or username to sharespace.us@ikea.com to officially enter, include your contact information, project name, and your link on Share Space. Only max of three DIY project entries per person/e-mail address is permitted.  You must have internet access in order to enter the contest.  Entries must be submitted and received by IKEA by 12PM EST on Friday, November 2, 2012.  All entries submitted become the sole property of IKEA and will not be returned.  By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules.

Prize: Two winners will receive a $100 IKEA Gift Card, valued at approximately $100.  All prizes will be awarded and are not transferable or redeemable for cash. The winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes on the prize and for delivery and assembly of IKEA merchandise, where required.

Selection of Winners:   IKEA will select four finalists from all eligible entries received, based on creativity and functionality of their DIY projects.  The fan community will then vote from the four finalists who the two winners should be on the Design By IKEA Blog.  In the event a winning suggestion is submitted by more than one entrant, one winner will be selected at random from all identical entries.  In such case, the odds of winning will depend on the number of identical entries.  The winners’ names will be posted on http://www.theshare-space.com/Blog/ and announced on IKEA social media on Friday, November 27, 2012 and the winners will be notified by email.  IKEA and its agents will not be liable for inability to notify the winner, whether due to inaccurate entry information, change of email address or otherwise.  Winners will have fifteen (15) business days from notification to claim their prize and a winner who does not respond in this time period will be deemed to have forfeited the prize and an alternate winner may be selected.  IKEA will require the winner to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability release form and a W-9 form as a condition to receipt of the prize.  If such documents are not returned within the time period requested, or if an entrant is found to be ineligible or if he/she does not comply with the Official Rules, then the potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected.

Eligibility: Contest open to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years or older.  The contest if void in Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Territories and outside of the United States, and where restricted or prohibited by law.  Employees of IKEA and its affiliates and their advertising, promotion and production agencies and their immediate families and household members are not eligible.

Entry:  The use of any automated devices in connection with this promotion is prohibited.  Entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder, at the time of entry, of the e‑mail address submitted.  In the event of a dispute, the winner may be required to provide proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the e‑mail address associated with the winning entry.

Release, Limitations on Liability: By entering this contest, each entrant (a) releases IKEA and its agents from all liability with respect to this contest, including entry and participation and use of the prizes awarded herein, and (b) except where legally prohibited, consents to the use of his/her name and likeness in print, broadcast, Internet and other media for advertising, promotional and/or marketing purposes without additional compensation.  Entrants agree that their names and email addresses submitted in the entry form may be used by IKEA to forward promotional materials to entrants (where legal).  IKEA and its agents are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of information, technical malfunctions, human error, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof, entry materials that have been tampered with, or entries that are illegible, incomplete, late, lost or damaged or for any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any material in this promotion.  IKEA may prohibit an entrant from participating in the contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or IKEA’s representatives.  IKEA reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this promotion if it becomes technically corrupted or if is not capable of running as planned, including due to infections by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of IKEA which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this promotion.  This contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

Copy of Rules:  For a copy of the Official Rules and winners list, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope by Friday, November 9, 2012 to:

IKEA Share Space DIY Contest   

IKEA USA
420 Alan Wood Rd
Conshohocken, PA 19428
Attn: Marketing Dept

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