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Official Rules & Regulations for Youth Poster Contest




Official Rules and Conditions of Participation


Please read these rules and conditions carefully to ensure your eligibility for the Youth Art

Contest (“Contest”) offered by the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (“Mining

Museum”). Failure to follow or accept any rules or conditions may result in disqualification. All

Rules and Conditions apply to Entrant and his/her guardian or legal representative (“Entrant”).



  • Persons ages 4 through 18.
  • Entrants must reside within the United States of America.
  1. Art and Submission Requirements:
  2. Art must be two-dimensional, created on a single, flat sheet no larger than 9” x 12”.
  3. Art must be original work, hand-created by a single entrant. Any medium may be used (e.g., colored pencils, crayons, or paint), although computer generated art is prohibited.
  4. Art must be entirely of the entrant’s original designs.
  5. Art must reflect the contest theme, “Me as a miner.”
  6. One entry per individual is allowed.
  7.  Entries must include:

a. Consent form signed by parent/guardian.

b. Entrant’s name, age, and phone number must be included on the back of the Art.

8. Entries must be packaged so as not to bend, postmarked by September 1st 2018, and

mailed to:

Emma Reynolds

National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum Youth Poster Contest

PO Box 981

Leadville, CO 80461


Prizes, Judging, and Notification of Winners

  1. There will be two age divisions, 4-12 and 13-18. Participants must place age on consent form.
  2. A committee of representatives of the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum will

select up to 20 finalists.

  1. Finalists will be selected on September 7th and notified via the telephone number included in the entry form no later than September 21st.
  2. The finalists’ art work will be shown at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

Annual Induction Banquet. Winners will be determined by popular vote of the attendees

at the Induction Banquet on September 29th, taking into account creativity, originality,

appeal, and how well the entry conveys the contest theme, “Me as a miner.”

  1. Winners will be informed via the telephone number included in the submission no later than October 4th.
  2. Prizes not claimed by December 29, 2018 will be forfeited to the Mining Museum.
  3. The following prizes will be awarded to the winning entrants of each division:
  • 1st place winners will receive: one-half of revenues generated through tickets sold for the purpose of voting on the 1st place art (at least $50)
  • 2nd place winners will receive: one-half of revenues generated through tickets sold for the purpose of voting on the 2nd place art (at least $25)
  • 3rd place winners will receive: one-half of revenues generated through tickets sold for the purpose of voting on the 3rd place art (at least $15)


Property and Usage Rights

By entering the Youth Art Contest, Entrants and their representatives agree to and represent the following:

  • Entrant possesses the complete copyright to the submitted Art.
  • Entrant grants the Mining Museum a non-exclusive, sub-licensable, commission-free,

worldwide, time-unlimited right to use the submitted Art in conjunction with Mining

Museum activities in any form whatsoever. In particular, the Mining Museum may

publish, replicate, print, sell, manipulate and utilize the Entry without restriction on the

Internet, Social Media Channels, in marketing or for other commercial purposes.

  • Entrant grants the Mining Museum full permission to publish names, photos, and other

likenesses of the entrant in any medium, including the Internet, Social Media,

newspapers, magazines, and other print forms.

  • The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum has the right to cancel the competitions/ Prizes without notice to entrants, and without liability.


Liability, Waiver, & Release

  • In consideration for being permitted to participate in the Youth Art Contest, and the

possibility of winning the above-described prizes, the Entrant, his/her guardian, personal representatives, heirs, and next of kin hereby release the Mining Museum, its staff, personal representatives, heirs, agents, affiliates, vendors and assigns (together “the Organizers”) from any and all liability for damages resulting from participation by the undersigned in the Youth Art Contest, including but not limited to claims of defamation, invasion of privacy, or of infringement of rights of publicity or copyright whether caused by negligent act or omission of any other person.

  • If any claim arises in relation to the Youth Art Contest, the claim will first be submitted

to non-binding mediation prior to either party filing a judicial proceeding. Such claim

shall be governed by the laws of Colorado without consideration of any conflict of laws

provision. Any dispute not resolved by mediation between the parties shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts with jurisdiction in Leadville, Colorado.


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