Biltmore Wine Label Design Contest

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Announcing the Winner!

The votes are in and have been carefully counted and validated. We are excited to announce that Terry Owensby is the winner of our 2016 Christmas at Biltmore wine label design contest! Congratulations to Terry for his beautiful artwork.

Terry had this to say about his inspiration:
"I always try to imagine what that very first Christmas at Biltmore must have been like. Sheer fascination with the grandeur of the house. The entire feeling of awe."


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Contest Dates:  Submission begins November 1, 2016, 12:01 AM EST and ends December 25, 2016, 11:59 PM EST. Voting will begin January 4, 2017 and end January 31, 2017.

Biltmore, and its affiliated companies ("Company"), will conduct the Contest substantially as described in these rules, and by participating, each participant agrees as follows:

1. Description of Contest/Participation.

No purchase necessary to enter. The "Christmas at Biltmore Wine Label Design Contest" will be held November 1, 2016 - December 25, 2016. Up to 5 (five) or more semi-finalists will be selected from all valid entries by a Biltmore appointed panel.  A grand prize winner will be selected by a collection of online votes from January 4, 2017–January 31, 2017.  Only one vote per person per day is permitted.  Voting will be validated by IP address and tallied upon completion of voting phase. Grand Prize winner will be notified no later than February 29, 2017. Prizes are non-transferable. The grand prize must be used in its entirety during one visit by the winner and three guests and be redeemed by January 1, 2018. Some restrictions apply.


Social Media Conduct: Entrants are encouraged to share the contest link and solicit votes from their personal social media fans and followers, but any negative comments by the entrant in regards to other entrants, entries, or The Biltmore Company will result in immediate disqualification. Furthermore, we ask that entrants understand and adhere to our company values and practice only positive interactions on social media in regards to the contest. The Biltmore Company reserves the right to disqualify any entries that are connected to inappropriate conduct in regards to the contest on social media. The Biltmore Company reserves the right to ignore any unreasonable contact with The Biltmore Company by entrants in regards to the contest, voting processes, or other entries.

2. Prize(s).

Grand Prize—Christmas at Biltmore Experience (valued at $1,200.00)
• Winning artwork featured as the design on the 2017 Christmas at Biltmore wine label(s)
• One case (12 bottles) of Christmas at Biltmore wine signed by winemakers Bernard Delille & Sharon Fenchak
• Four Candlelight Christmas Evenings tickets
• A private carriage ride
• Dinner at the Bistro on Biltmore Estate for four
• Opportunity to promote label artwork through in-store and local market events

Semifinalists—A Year of Biltmore (valued at $159.00)
• A Twelve-Month Pass (or pass renewal) to Biltmore

3. Eligibility and Limitations.

The Contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia (US) who are 21 years of age or older as of the date of entry and possess a valid US driver's license. Employees, directors and officers and their immediate families and household members of Biltmore and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates and companies involved in the implementation of the Sweepstakes are not eligible to participate.

4. Delivery Disclaimer.

The Company disclaims all liability for any loss or failure in the delivery of any entry forms for this contest.

5. Publicity.

By participating, where allowed by law, all participants and winner(s) grant the Company exclusive permission to use their names, characters, photographs, voices, and likenesses in connection with promotion of this and other contests and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use. By participating, where allowed by law, participants agree that the Company may disclose personal information obtained from participants in the Contest to third parties and use such information for marketing and other purposes.

6. General Conditions / Release.

By participating, entrants release the Sponsor and its affiliated companies, their respective directors, officers, agents and employees from any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by their participation in the Contest or in connection with any  visit they make to Biltmore in connection with the Contest. Any taxes will be the sole responsibility of the prize winners.

All artwork submitted to Biltmore in connection with this Contest is considered to be in the nature of a "work for hire" and ownership of the design submitted and all rights to the copyright, trademark, reproduction, copying, alterations or other rights of ownership with respect to each design submitted in connection with this Contest shall vest in and be the sole exclusive property and right of Biltmore Estate Wine Company.  Submission of the artwork shall evidence the contestant's transfer and assignment of such rights to Biltmore Estate Wine Company, however, winning contestants agree to execute any other documentation reasonably requested by Biltmore to evidence such assignment. Contestant acknowledges that upon submission of an artwork entry in this Contest, contestant waives all rights of contestant to display, reproduce, sell, copy, or disseminate such artwork in any media of any nature.   Biltmore Estate Wine Company reserves the right to alter any fonts used, without altering the original design, in order to maintain legibility, consistency, and other factors as determined necessary. Biltmore Estate Wine Company reserves the right to cancel the contest at any time.

Contestant acknowledges by submission of an entry in this Contest that the name "Biltmore" and any marks, labels, logos, images, thereof or of the Biltmore House, gardens, or other features of Biltmore's property are proprietary to Biltmore and that no display, reproduction or dissemination of any of such items in any media of any nature is permitted without the express prior written consent of Biltmore, provided that contestant may make limited use of such items solely in connection with the submission of artwork to Biltmore pursuant to this Contest.

7. Disputes.

Entrants agree that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Buncombe County, North Carolina; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Contest, but in no event shall attorneys fees be covered; and (c) under no circumstances will entrants be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant waives all rights to, claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these rules shall be governed by, construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of North Carolina, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules.

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