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American Idol Productions (“AIP”), and its distribution, production, administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies (“AIP”) invite you to join in on the fun with Season XIII of AMERICAN IDOL® (the “Show”) by posting an Instagram still photography “selfie” (the “Content”) and including the hashtag “#idolselfie”. By using any hashtag provided by AIP in connection with your post, you are acknowledging and agreeing that AIP has the right to stream your post through the Instagram API or otherwise use your post as set forth in the Website Terms (as defined below). Your Content should be original, only include you, and not infringe on any third party rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, or patent, or create claims for idea misappropriation or breach of contract. In order to participate, you must be at least eighteen (18) years old.

NOTE TO PRIVATE INSTAGRAM USERS: If your Instagram is set to PRIVATE, you will need to post your Content as a “direct” message to @americanidol so that AIP is able to review it. To send photos/videos with Instagram Direct:

1. Take a new photo/video or upload one from your camera roll. Make sure to include the hash tag #idolselfie
in your post.
2. Tap Direct. You'll see some features appear in green when you're using Instagram Direct.
3. Tap the names of people you want to send the post to (up to 15 people). You must include @americanidol
in that list.
4. Tap Send.

You understand that although you may believe your Content to be unique and novel, there may be pre-existing ideas, concepts, or proposals that are similar to your Content. By submitting your Content, you recognize that other persons, including AIP's own employees, may have submitted to AIP or others, or made public, or may in the future originate and submit or make public, similar or identical ideas, concepts, or proposals that AIP may have the right to use, and you understand that you will not be entitled to any compensation because of AIP's use of such similar or identical ideas, concepts, or proposals in any manner. You understand and agree that AIP's use of material containing features or elements similar or identical to those contained in your Content will not obligate AIP to negotiate with you or entitle you to any compensation if AIP determines that it has an independent legal right to use that other material for any reason (for example, because the features or elements are not new or novel, were not originated by you, or were or may hereafter be independently created and submitted by other persons, including AIP employees).

By submitting your Content, you agree that your Content may be exhibited in the Show (distributed in all media, worldwide), on the Show's website located at http://americanidol.com, Show applications and all related services (the “Website”) and in advertising for the Show on-air and off-air and on the Website (together, the “Materials”) and that AIP may exploit your Content and the Materials howsoever it chooses in any and all markets and media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional notification, permission, approval, or compensation.

You grant AIP, FremantleMedia North America, Inc., Fox Broadcasting Company, 19 Television Limited, 19 Recordings, Inc., 19 Entertainment, Inc., CORE Media Group Inc., Fox Networks Group, Inc., and Twenty-First Century Fox, and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and their licensees, successors and assigns (the “Program Entities”) the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable rights to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, and otherwise exploit your Content and to incorporate your Content in other works in any and all markets and media, now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional notification, permission, approval, or compensation.

You warrant that you have the sole and exclusive right to grant such rights to the Program Entities and the Program Entities' reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of your Content will not infringe on any rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, privacy, or publicity, or create claims for defamation, false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract.

By submitting your Content, you hereby indemnify, defend, release, discharge, and hold harmless the Program Entities, Instagram, all television broadcasting stations, sponsors, advertising agencies, and any and all others connected with the Show, and each of their related parent companies, subsidiaries and/or affiliated companies, and the officers, directors, employees, agents, partners and representatives of each of the foregoing (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from submitting your Content.

By submitting your Content, you consent to the recording, use, and reuse by the Program Entities of your Instagram user name, voice, actions, likeness, name, appearance, biographical material, and any other identifying information, including without limitation, any information contained in your Content, Instagram profile, as used, edited, altered, fictionalized, or modified by the Program Entities, in their sole discretion, in any and all markets and media, now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world in perpetuity, including, without limitation, in and in connection with AIP, the Website, or related sites or services, in and in connection with any television programs and other productions, and in and in connection with advertising, promotion, and publicity.

You acknowledge and agree that AIP, its licensees, successors, and assigns will be entitled to retain any and all revenue generated from any sales, licenses, assignments, and other transfers of the rights granted by you hereunder, as well as any and all revenue generated by the display of any advertising, publicity, promotional materials, or distribution rights in connection with your Content or the Materials. Nothing in these Terms of Participation obligates or may be deemed to obligate AIP or any other person or entity to exercise any of the rights granted by you under these Terms of Participation. 

AIP and its successors, licensees, and assigns, will have the unlimited right to assign these Terms of Participation and the rights granted by you under these Terms of Participation at any time, in whole or in part, to any party. Your Content may not be identifiable. AIP will have the right to make any changes to your Content as it determines in its sole discretion. Your Content should not contain material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive. Your Content must be your own original work. You agree that AIP and its licensees, successors, and assigns shall have no obligation to give you credit for your Content but in their sole discretion may elect to do so.

You understand that there will be no payment for your Content or the use of your Content. You understand that no industry custom or practice applies to your agreement that you will not be paid for your Content. You understand that if your Content is selected for use, such use will not be considered an employment opportunity. If you do not want your Content to be used and broadcast by the Program Entities, then please do not participate.

To the extent that the Website's Terms and Conditions of Use, located at http://www.americanidol.com/terms (the “Website Terms”), are not in conflict with these Terms of Participation, the Website Terms apply. Any and all data and information collected hereunder shall be subject to the Website Privacy Policy, located at http://www.americanidol.com/privacypolicy.

THIS EVENT IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, INSTAGRAM.
THESE TERMS OF PARTICIPATION ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
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