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Duck Race Design Contest Guidelines 

HMC Screen Printing Duck Race Contest Official Rules! No purchase necessary to enter or to win. A purchase does not increase your chances of winning. Open to Legal Residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 15 years of age or older. 

  1. How to Enter:

Beginning 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on June 1st, 2020 until 11:59 p.m. ET on July 3rd, 2020 (the “Promotional Period”), you may enter the HMC Screen Printing Duck Race contest by visiting the HMC website ( the (“website”) and completing and submitting the entry form and emailing an accepted format to the HMC Art Department. Incorrect and/or unapproved designs are void. These official rules are also available on the Website. 

All entries must be received by the end of the Promotional Period and approved to be valid. There is a limit of one (1) entry, per valid email address, per eligible person. If multiple entries from one (1) eligible person are received, only the first entry will be accepted, and additional entries will be disqualified. Any entry design not approved, will be notified and offered help in order to send in an approved format to be considered in the finalist (“Voting Period”). 

2. Eligibility Art Requirements:  

An accepted piece of artwork must be one of the following to be considered. 

  • Vector art or raster art at 300 dpi.  

  • Vector art with all fonts outlined.  

  • Adobe Illustrator - PREFERRED (.ai, .eps), CC or lower. 

  • PDF (.pdf), with editing capabilities turned on. 

  • Adobe Photoshop (.psd), at least 300 dpi at actual size. 

  • TIF (.tif), Bitmap (.bmp), JPEG (.jpg) at least 300 dpi at actual size. 

If the HMC Art Department decides the artwork cannot be approved, they have the right to contact the email given in the entry form to help correct it. However, once the (“Promotional Period”) ends, any unapproved artwork automatically becomes disqualified and they are no longer eligible for consideration. 

Note there is a limited number of colors to be used in the design. Due to the cost (“amount”) that takes part in screen printing, HMC Screen Printing has limited designs to two (2) colors. Any designs that do not comply with the color design restrictions by the end of the (“Promotional Period”) will be disqualified. 

3. Winner Selection: 

After all approved entries have been submitted and accepted, the contest will now move on to the (“Voting Period”) that will run starting 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) July 6th, 2020 until 11:59 p.m. ET July 9th, 2020. The finalists will be decided by members of the HMC Screen Printing staff. HMC will run a voting session on their website.  

The five (5) finalist designs will be posted on the HMC Screen Printing website where the public can place votes to their top choice. The winner is selected by the public vote. There is no limit to the amount of votes a single person can make during the Voting Period. Contestants can promote their designs on social media or in other ways during the Voting Period to increase their chances of winning. 

Once the Voting Period ends, the winner will be announced on or about July 13th, 2020 via Social Media (“Facebook” and “Instagram”) and on the website ( 

4. Winner Notification: 

After the Voting Period ends, HMC will have their winner of the Annual Noblesville Duck Race of 2020 Design Contest Winner on Friday, July 10th, 2020. The winner will be notified via email and will be given 72 hours (until 9:00 a.m. ET Monday, July 13, 2020) to respond and accept the decision. HMC has the right to ask for a recent (“appropriate”) picture of the winner within seventy-two (72) hours to be publicly distributed on their social media and HMC website.  

If the winner does not comply with accepting within the seventy-two (72) hours' time given, the second-place winner will be deemed the winner as the previous waived their right. The duties will then fall upon the second-place winner to accept the award and so on. 

5.Prize Disclosure: 

The winner of the Annual Noblesville Duck Race of 2020 design contest releases any right to their design as it will be used for the 2020 Duck Race T-shirt to be distributed and sold by “HMC Screen Printing”. On each shirt, under the design, the winner’s name will be presented to showcase that they are in fact the designer. The winner is not to receive any financial benefit for winning the design contest before, during, or after. 

The winner will receive a free ($0) T-Shirt when HMC has them in stock. To receive the T-shirt, the winner must pick up in store (954 Conner Street, Noblesville Indiana, 46060) or at the Noblesville Duck Race in Noblesville Indiana from the HMC Screen Printing booth. The winner is responsible for prize pick-up. 

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