Terms and Conditions
The decision of the judge committee is final and is not subject to further review or challenge.
Judge’s discretion to decide how long to listen to each piece and which sections. Comments will appear without names of judges.
Judges have the right to declare no winner in any age category.
FEDERAL AND STATE TAXES
Each winner must provide the Bay Area Piano Competition (“Competition”) with valid ID, valid taxpayer ID number and current street address before any prize will be awarded. Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prize money.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY, INDEMNIFICATION
The competitor and representatives (“Competitor”) waives, releases, discharges, and covenants not to sue the Competition, its owners, employees, judges, agents or representatives (“Releasees”) from any and all liability, claims, demands, losses, or damages arising out of, or related to, the Competitor’s participation in any competition organized by the Competition.
The Competitor agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Releasees from any and all claims, demands, losses, attorney’s fees, costs, liabilities, or damages against the Releasees arising out of Competitor’s participation in any competition organized by the Competition.
Competitor consents to and authorizes the Competition to use their submitted video-audio recordings or any other materials of the Competitor’s performances without any compensation to the Competitor, including publication on local media, social media, digital streaming online, and for marketing purposes. The Competitor agree to waive and release any and all claims the Competitor may have against the Competition relating to the use of these recordings or any other materials. This consent is binding upon all heirs and future legal representatives. The Competitor agrees to identify a minor child by full name with a video recording if the child is selected as a winner of this Competition.
In the event of any dispute, claim, or disagreement (“Dispute”) arising from this Terms and Conditions, the parties shall use their best efforts to settle the Dispute. To this effect, the parties shall consult and negotiate with each other in good faith, and recognizing their mutual interests, attempt to reach a just and equitable solution satisfactory to both parties. If the parties do not reach such solution within a period of sixty (60) days, then upon notice by either party to the other, all Disputes shall be finally settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with the provisions of its Commercial Arbitration Rules, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered into any court having jurisdiction thereof.