THE MIGHTY LEAF DRINK IN THE SEASON RECIPE CONTEST (“CONTEST”)
OFFICIAL RULES

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. CONTEST IS OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER, AND SHALL BE CONSTRUED AND EVALUATED ACCORDING TO U.S. LAW. DO NOT ENTER THIS CONTEST IF YOU ARE NOT LOCATED IN THE 50 UNITED STATES OR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA OR NOT 18 OR OLDER.
1.	ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age and older (“Entrant”) throughout the Contest Period (Defined below). Employees, officers and directors of Mighty Leaf Tea (“Sponsor”), subsidiaries, affiliates or related companies, advertising agencies, promotional suppliers (collectively, "Contest Entities") and the immediate family members (spouses and parents, children and siblings and their spouses, regardless of where they live) or members of the same households (whether related or not) of such individuals are not eligible. All applicable federal, state, and local rules apply. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law. This Contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

2.	CONTEST ENTRY DATES: The Contest begins at 9:00 Pacific Time (“ET”) on November 1, 2012 and ends at 11:59PM PT on November 27, 2012 (the “Contest Period”).

3.	TO ENTER THE CONTEST: Log onto www.facebook.com/mightyleaftea between 9:00 a.m. PT on 11/01/12 and 11:59 p.m. PT on 11/27/12 (the “Entry Period”), click on the contest tab and follow on-screen instructions to register and submit your original tea drink recipe which must include at least one Mighty Leaf Tea product, including step by step instructions, ingredients, recipe title and a photo of your drink recipe (Creation, recipe title and optional photo submitted together shall be deemed an “Entry”). All entrants must have a valid email address. In case of dispute as to identity of the winner who enters, Entry will be declared made by the registered user (meeting eligibility criteria) of the e-mail account, and if a prize is won, it will be awarded to that registered user. Contest ends and entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. PT, 11/27/12. 

Entries and other submitted material become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. By submitting an Entry, you grant the Sponsor and its affiliated companies the unconditional, exclusive and perpetual right and permission to reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, modify, create derivative works of, exhibit, and otherwise use the Entry or part thereof (with or without using your name) in any manner throughout the world for any purpose, without limitation, and without additional review, compensation, or approval from you or any other party. You agree that, upon request by the Sponsor, you will sign a copyright assignment and provide a digital copy of your Entry in native resolution. By submitting an Entry, you further agree not to instigate, support, maintain, or authorize any action, claim, or lawsuit against the Contest Entities or any other person or entity, on the grounds that any use of the Entry, or any derivative works, infringes any of your rights, including, without limitation, copyrights and moral rights. Nothing herein shall constitute an employment, joint venture, or partnership relationship between you and the Contest Entities. In no way are you to be construed as the agent or to be acting as the agent of the Sponsor. In connection with Entrant’s drink recipe, Sponsor hereby grants to Entrant revocable permission to share Entrant’s drink recipe on the Entrant's Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest page solely in connection with this Contest and in compliance with Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest’s policies and for no other purpose. Sponsor may withdraw the foregoing permission at any time and for any reason. Entrant agrees to promptly delete or remove drink recipe upon request by Sponsor. For clarity, Entrant is not granted any additional rights to any content owned by Sponsor and/or Promotional Partner other than what is explicitly granted above and Entrant may not use the drink recipe for any other purpose. 

Sponsor may withdraw the foregoing permission at any time and for any reason. Entrant agrees to promptly delete or remove the drink recipe upon request by Sponsor. For clarity, Entrant is not granted any additional rights to any content owned by Sponsor and/or Promotional Partner other than what is explicitly granted above and Entrant may not use the drink recipe for any other purpose. 

Entries must not include materials (language, phrases, quotations, etc.) owned or copyrighted by third parties and such Entries will be disqualified. Entries must not have been previously published, performed, or otherwise exhibited. Entries must not contain the name of any fictitious character(s) or any person other than that of the Entrant, unless such person has consented in writing to such use. Entries must not contain or depict any defamatory, obscene, sexually-explicit, abusive, harassing, hateful, discriminatory, threatening, or vulgar material and must be otherwise fit for publication/posting/uploading, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entries must not contain any material that infringes upon any personal, proprietary, or any other right of any third party. Entries must not contain the last name, phone number(s), address, or email address of any person, except that of the Entrant. Entries must not contain any references to alcoholic beverages, tobacco, drug paraphernalia, or any description or representation thereof. Entries must not contain any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, or any other form of solicitation. Limit one (1) entry per entrant per day during the Contest Period; however, no entrant shall have multiple entries selected as Finalist entries, as defined below. You agree that the selection of any of your submitted entries as a Finalist entry shall immediately disqualify all other entries you may have submitted during the Contest Period. Contest Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion (including, without limitation, at Sponsor’s, Promotional Partner’s and/or any other entity’s servers), are void and will not be accepted. Entries that are not reasonably pertinent to the judging criteria (described below), as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, or are otherwise in violation of these Official Rules will be disqualified. 

From November 28, 2012 to December 1, 2012, a panel of judges selected by Sponsor  ("Judging Panel") will review each entry.
Sponsor and its judges will then select ten (10) finalists (“Finalist” or “Finalists”) based on the Final Judging Criteria (defined below).
1.	Taste appeal (75%)
2.	Creativity of recipe (20%); and
3.	Ability to easily recreate the drink recipe at home (5%).
In the event of a tie, the winning entry will be determined by the highest score from amongst the tied entries in “Taste Appeal” (100%). In the event of a further tie, Sponsor in its sole discretion shall choose a Finalist based on the “Creativity of the Recipe” (100%). The decisions of Sponsor are final and binding. 

Between December 2, 2012 through December 17, 2012, Sponsor will post photographs of the ten (10) drink recipes on www.facebook.com/mightyleaftea in order for Facebook users to vote ("Voters").  Voters must be eighteen (18) years or older and current legal residents of one of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia and will vote for their favorite drink recipe based on Taste Appeal (100%) and otherwise in accordance with these Official Rules, for, in the case of each Voter, the entry that the Voter has selected (“Public Judging Period”). Facebook users may vote once per entry, per day, per Facebook account. The entry with the highest number of votes during this round will be declared the Grand Prize Winner. 

VOTERS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED FROM VOTING BASED ON THE FOLLOWING: RACE, GENDER, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, MARITAL STATUS, DISABILITY, MEDICAL CONDITION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, CITIZENSHIP OR ANY OTHER BASIS PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAW, ORDINANCE OR REGULATION. If it is brought to the attention of Sponsor that a Voter has voted using any criteria other than the Finalist Judging Criteria, or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules, his/her vote will be disqualified. Each Finalist may vote for his/her own Entry. All votes must be received by December 17, 2012 to be counted. Any attempted form of voting other than as described herein shall be null and void. 

In the event of a tie, the winning entry will be determined by the highest score from amongst the tied entries in “Taste Appeal” (100%). In the event of a further tie, Sponsor in its sole discretion shall choose a Finalist based on the “Creativity of the Recipe” (100%). The decisions of Sponsor are final and binding.

4. CONTEST PRIZES: On December 18, 2012, Sponsor will announce the Grand Prize Winner. One Grand Prize with a total approximate retail value of $1,000 will be awarded as follows: The Grand Prize Winner will receive a one year supply of Mighty Leaf Tea product awarded in the form of free Mighty Leaf tea pouches or loose tea ($1,000 retail value) and a Mighty Leaf Tea Cocktail Shaker ($10 retail value) (Total Grand Prize ARV: $1,010 USD). Odds of winning will be determined by the number of eligible entries received and the quality of each entry. By entering the Contest, Grand Prize Winner acknowledges that he/she will not receive any compensation or proceeds from any potential sales of drinks made with their winning drink recipe. 

In addition to the Grand Prize, Sponsor will award 4 runner-up prizes to the other Finalists based on the number of votes each entry received during the Public Judging Period; such prizes to be awarded as follows:
1.	$250.00 USD in free Mighty Leaf tea pouches or loose tea and one (1) Mighty Leaf Cocktail Shaker ($10 retail value) to each of the four (4) Finalists whose Entries received the second-most, third-most, fourth-most, and fifth-most overall votes, respectively (Total ARV: $1,040 USD).
2.	$50 USD in free Mighty Leaf tea pouches or loose tea and one (1) Mighty Leaf Cocktail Shaker ($10 retail value) to each of the five (5) remaining Finalists (Total ARV: $300.00 USD).
Total ARV of all prizes, including Grand Prize: $2,350.00 USD. 

The winners will be contacted by Sponsor on how to secure their prizes. No prize substitutions, in whole or in part, are permitted except by Sponsor at its discretion due to prize unavailability, safety or security considerations, or any other reason as solely determined by Sponsor in which case a prize of comparable value will be awarded. 

5. GENERAL: All taxes on prizes and all expenses related to acceptance and use of prizes and not specified are the sole responsibility of winners. The Sponsor will notify Winners by email, phone, postal mail and/or express mail at Sponsor’s sole discretion. If a winner is 18 or older, as is required for entry, but not of the age of majority in state of residence (or the District of Columbia, if applicable), the prize will either be awarded in the name of parent or legal guardian, or parent or legal guardian must ratify and sign any and all documents required of winner. Inability to contact a winner or the return of any prize notification as undeliverable will result in the prize being forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. By participating, entrants agree [a] to these rules and decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final in all respects relating to this Contest; [b] to release, discharge and hold harmless Contest Entities, their subsidiaries and affiliates or related companies from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind resulting from their participation in the Contest or their acceptance, use or misuse of prize including, without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage; and if a winner, [c] to the use of his or her name and/or photograph for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in all media, including but not limited to presentation on www.mightyleaf.com, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) and agree to execute specific consent to such use upon request. Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for: [a] electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind, including without limitation, server malfunction or for any human, typographical, printing or other error relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in the administration of the Contest, processing of entries; the announcement of the prize or in any Contest–related materials, [b] failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions; [c] late, lost, misdirected or incomplete entries or postage-due mail; [d] damage to entrants' or any person's computer or the contents thereof; [e] any condition caused by events that may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted; or [f] any damage to prizes during shipping or delivery. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor's reasonable control impairs the integrity of the Contest (or portion thereof), as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and limit entries to those submitted prior to the action taken, or to proceed in such a manner as may be deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. In the event of a dispute as to any registration or play, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the registrant or player. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, Internet service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder and/or proof of employment. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or the Web Site; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules; to be acting in violation of the terms of the Web Site, or to be acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Entries may not be made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other Internet Web site or e-mail address, including but not limited to commercial contest subscription notification and/or entering service sites. Any winner who enters by any of the methods described above will be disqualified and an alternate winner selected. Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry at any time in the event it is determined that the entrant has not complied with these Official Rules. This Contest is governed by the laws of the State of California, with jurisdiction and venue in Marin County, California, and all claims must be resolved in the courts of Marin County, California.

6. USE OF ENTRY INFORMATION: Information collected in connection with this Contest will be used for the purposes of administering the Contest, and will be treated in accordance with Mighty Leaf’s on-line privacy policy.

7. WINNER LIST: For a list of winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by December 31, 2012, to: Mighty Leaf Tea, 136 Mitchel Boulevard, San Rafael, CA, 94903.
SPONSOR: Mighty Leaf Tea, 136 Mitchel Boulevard, San Rafael, CA, 94903