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The ever-popular Tablescape Contest returns once again to bring creative ideas to life! You’ll be inspired by the themes, unique use of materials and concepts set up by caterers and planners in this camera-worthy contest. Enter the contest based on the budget you want to spend on your design.

First Place, under $500 budget: $1,250
First Place, $501 – $2,500 budget: $1,250
First Place, over $2,500 budget: $1,250

Plus you can also win in these two additional judging categories:

Social Choice: Images of each Tablescape entry will be posted on Facebook and voted on by the public. The winner of this award will be announced after the Conference.

There is a $50 entry fee for this competition that can be added at the time of registration.
Once you have registered and the fee has been paid, you will be contacted by Catersource with further entry details. Contact Erika Ferrigno with questions.

Official Rules:

The Tablescape Contest will take place on the Tradeshow floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109. CONTEST IS VALID ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES (EXCLUDING PUERTO RICO) AND CANADA (EXCLUDING QUEBEC). The Tablescape Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by UBM Catersource LLC with offices at 600 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030 (“UBM” or “Sponsor”). The Contest is governed by these Official Rules, as well as the laws of the State of New York and applicable United States federal law, without regard to any conflicts of laws principles. Void where prohibited.

1. Each display must consist of a table with seating for eight and fit within a 10’x15’ space with a 12’ height restriction. You may choose to design the entire space or just your tabletop.
2. A 72” Round or 8’ Long table and 8 chairs will be provided for your display, as noted on page 1, from the Las Vegas Convention Center stock. All other equipment and design elements including specialty chairs or tables, linens and other design elements are the contestant’s responsibility.
3. Standard 5amp/120v electricity will be provided if requested. Any other electrical requirements are available from Freeman Exhibitor Services. Call 702.263.1404 and be sure to mention you are with the Tablescape Contest.
4. The space has cement floors and no carpeting will be provided. You are allowed to provide your own floor covering or you can order carpeting from Freeman (702.263.1404).
5. You may use any materials you want but vendors may NOT be visually or verbally promoted at this contest. You will be disqualified should this rule be broken.
6. Contestants that have products for sale are not permitted to promote or name their products. If you would like to sponsor the contest and promote your product, please contact Dave Pruka at 612.253.2026 for opportunities and/or exhibiting information.
7. Actual food menu items may not be used on the Tablescape displays. Faux food items may be used as props only.
8. Voting boxes with your Tablescape name will be at your designated area for attendees to put their voting ballots into. Please be aware that these boxes need to be displayed in your display area Wednesday morning in their original condition. Please do not affix any materials to the box.
9. All contestants must complete and return the Advanced Shipping Information Form by Monday, February 23, 2015 and materials must arrive in Las Vegas no later than Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Catersource and Event Solutions will cover all LVCC on-site drayage or material handling costs, but will not cover shipping costs or late fees.
10. POV (Privately Owned Vehicle) If you plan to transport your equipment in your own vehicle, you will be provided with loading instructions.
11. Attendees will be able to watch while you set-up on Tuesday between 11:00am-5:00pm during the Tradeshow. You may choose to set-up during Load-in, however, this may take away from the attendee experience on Tuesday.
12. Conference attendees will vote for their favorite entry during the Tradeshow on Wednesday from 9:30am – 3:00pm. Attendees will each be issued a ballot to place in the voting box of their choice, which will be counted by an independent panel.
Best in Show: Your budget category reflects the total cost of the entry to your company. You will choose your preferred category in the Production Cost Outline form on page 2. Should your entry cost differ from the selected category by $1, you will be placed in the next highest or lowest category. If there are not 2 (two) or more participants in your category, you will be contacted in advance to alter your designs. A first place winner (the “Winners”) will be awarded in each of three budget categories:
Under $500, $501-$2500 and Over $2500.
Social Choice: Images of each Tablescape entry will be posted on Facebook and voted on by the public. The winner of this award will be announced after the Conference.
13. All Winners, excluding Social Choice, will be announced at the Closing Session on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. The Social Choice Winner will be announced after the show.
14. Contestants must have at least one person in full paid attendance at the 2015 Catersource or Event Solutions Conference & Tradeshow and only one contest entry per organization is allowed. All other helpers must register for a Tradeshow Only pass to assist during setup.
15. Contestants agree to allow attendees to photograph and/or video their displays. Catersource and Event Solutions are given permission to use photos and/or video in Catersource and Event Solutions products and marketing.
17. The only way to enter the Contest is through online registration. Entry fee is $50.
18. Exhibitors are not eligible to enter the Tablescape Contest.
19. Prizes (the “Prizes”): All Winners will be featured in both Catersource and Event Solutions post-show content. Prizes are as follows:
Best in Show in each budget category: $1250 cash, 1 (one) 2016 Catersource and Event Solutions registration certificates.
Social Choice: 1 (one) 2016 Catersource or Event Solutions registration certificates.
*In the event of a tie, prizes will be split between Winners.
16. Space for this contest is limited to 20 contestants, so enter early!

ELIGIBILITY
This contest is open to residents ofthe 50 United States (excluding Puerto Rico), the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited by law. All winners will be required to execute an affidavit swearing to compliance with these eligibility requirements. If you reside outside the U.S. or Canada, you may submit entries, but you are not eligible to win any awards; however, UBM reserves the right to post your entry in a showcase if in its sole discretion it deems worthy of showcasing. Employees of UBM, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, agencies and assigns, and their immediate family members (spouse and parents, children and siblings, and their spouses) as well as individuals living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and provincial laws and regulations. Winner will be required to: (1) provide his or her full mailing address for the purpose of receiving the prize(s), which address must be within the 50 United States (excluding Puerto Rico) or Canada (excluding Quebec); (2) sign and return a release of liability, declaration of eligibility, and, where lawful, a publicity release, upon Sponsor’s request; (3) verify his or her social security number or other taxpayer identification number; and (4) take possession of the prize(s) in the manner specified by Sponsor. In addition, selected Canadian entrants must first correctly answer a time-limited mathematical skill testing question administered by telephone in order to claim a prize. If the above requirements are not met, the prize(s) may be awarded to a replacement winner. The replacement winner will need to satisfy all of the requirements of these Official Rules. This process will be repeated until the prize(s) are awarded in full.

DISQUALIFICATION:
Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant that Sponsor determine: (1) has tampered with the entry process or the operation of the contest; (2) has acted in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with the intent to annoy or harass Sponsor or any other person or entity; (3) has not satisfied all of the requirements for entry in the contest; or (4) to be otherwise ineligible under, or otherwise in violation of, these Official Rules. Any attempt by an entrant to commit any of the above acts of misconduct may be a violation of civil or criminal law and Sponsor reserve the right to seek damages from such entrant to the fullest extent permitted by law.

LIABILITY/TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
By entering the contest you agree to participate at your own risk. By entering, each entrant releases and holds harmless Sponsor, any
manufacturer or supplier of any prize, any other persons or entities involved in the contest, each of its and their respective parents,
subsidiaries, and affiliates, and each of its and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents, from any responsibility or liability whatsoever arising out of or resulting from: (1) entry or participation in the contest; (2) the acceptance, possession, or use of any prize; (3) any violation by such entrant of these Official Rules or applicable laws; (4) any incorrect or inaccurate entry of information including, but not limited to as a result of 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; (5) entry materials that have been tampered with, or entries that are illegible, late, lost, damaged, postage due or misdirected; (6) any injury or damage to participants or any other person or property to or resulting from participation or downloading any material in connection with the contest; and (7) any conditions arising from events beyond Sponsor’ reasonable control. By entering the Contest you acknowledge that you have
the right to enter your photograph in the Contest (including, but not limited to, ownership of the photograph and the express permission of any individuals included in your photograph) and you assume all liability arising from your actions.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, NEITHER SPONSOR NOR ANY OF THE AFOREMENTIONED PARTIES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE CONTEST, HOWSOEVER CAUSED, WHETHER ARISING IN STATUTE, TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH PARTY WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND ALL SUCH DAMAGES ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED AND EXCLUDED.

PUBLICITY:
By entering, each entrant grants to Sponsor the right to use and publish such entrant’s name, state of residence, and any other information in any winning entry both online and in print, in connection with the contest, without additional compensation, except to the extent prohibited by law. In addition, by entering, each entrant consents to the use of their names and likeness for advertising and/or promotional and/or marketing purposes without additional compensation. (A Tennessee resident consents to the use of his name and likeness only if such Tennessee resident expressly consents to such use.) Sponsor reserve the right to use any information provided by
entrants in connection with the Contest in any manner permitted by these Official Rules.

TERMINATION:
Sponsor reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest at any time for any reason, including but not limited to any reason that affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the contest. Such reasons included but are not limited to fraud, tampering, unauthorized access, infections by computer virus, bugs, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor. In the event that Sponsor terminates the Contest before all Prizes are awarded, Sponsor shall award all Prizes earned up to the effective date and time of termination and no other Prizes will be awarded.

NO ENDORSEMENT:
Nothing contained in these Official Rules or in any of the Contest materials should be construed as an endorsement by Sponsor of any prize manufacturers or suppliers or other third party, product, or service.