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1-Year Digital Subscription to Modern Drummer magazine ($52 value)

Modern Drummer is a monthly publication targeting the interests of drummers and percussionists. The magazine features interviews, equipment reviews, and columns offering advice on technique, as well as information for the general public.

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  1. Register at gruvgear.com/gruvchallenge to download the backing track.
  2. Post your 1-minute video playthru on your Instagram with hashtag #gruvchallenge - Entry deadline is Sunday, August 23rd at 11:59pm PT.
  3. Valid entries will be reposted on the official @gruvchallenge IG page on Monday, August 24th - Invite friends to vote for you by liking your video there!
  4. Voting period ends Friday, August 28th at 11:59pm PT. Top 3 entries with most votes at closing time will be considered the finalists. Winner will be decided by Modern Drummer on the week of August 31st.

Winner will be notified by Instagram direct message and/or by e-mail, and has 5 days to respond and claim the prize. Please read official rules below.  




No Purchase Required to Enter or Win the Gruv Challenge (the "Contest"). One Entry Per Person. Entry Period is indicated within the description above.

Sponsors: This Contest is sponsored by Gruv Gear, 511 S Harbor Blvd Ste S, La Habra CA 90631 USA, plus 3rd party companies that sponsor the Contest ("Sponsors").

Eligibility: The Contest is open worldwide. Employees of Sponsors and/or the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members (whether related or not) of each such employee, are not eligible. Official Artist Endorsers of Sponsors are not eligible. By their submission of entry, participants warrant they are legally entitled and authorized to make such submission, either on their own behalf, or as to information submitted upon the express authorization of another on whose behalf the information is submitted. In the event of a dispute as to the winner's identity, entries will be deemed made by the holder of the email account associated with the entry. Void in Quebec, Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law.

Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in the Contest constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsors, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

Entry Period: The start and end dates/times of each Contest (the "Entry Period") Entry between August 6, 2020, 9:00am Pacific Time, and August 23, 2020, 11:59pm Pacific Time.

Entry: Follow the instructions on the Contest site to submit an entry. One entry per person; Use of automated devices or methods of submission are not valid forms of entry. Entries become the property of the Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned. Prizes are nontransferable and must be accepted as awarded. Winner will be responsible for all taxes (federal, state, and local), freight costs for the prizes, and all expenses not listed herein related to acceptance and use of any prize. Prize will be awarded if properly claimed. Limit one prize per household. All prizes shall be at the sole discretion of Sponsors and may be subject to change.

Drawing: 3 finalists will be selected from all valid eligible entries received, based on highest number of votes (Instagram likes) on the respective entries on the official Contest Instagram page. Final winner selection will be conducted by Sponsors, whose decisions on all matters related to the Contest shall be final and binding and within their sole discretion. Winner selection will be made on or about one week after Entry Period ends. Winning is contingent upon compliance with all terms and conditions set forth in these official rules; any entry drawn or any potential winner identified thereby found at any time to fail to comply with these official rules will be held invalid and ineligible for award. If a potential winner does not respond within the timeframe stated in the notification email, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place from the other 2 finalists. Limit one (1) prize package per household per Contest.

Requirements of the Potential Winner: Except where prohibited, the potential winner may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (the "Affidavit/Release") within seven (7) days of being notified. If a potential winner fails to sign and return the Affidavit/Release within the required time period, an alternate entrant will be selected in his/her place from the other two finalists. Per Canadian sweepstakes law, in the event the potential winner of any prize is a Canadian resident, he/she will be required to correctly answer a time-limited mathematical question to be administered by email to receive the prize.

Prize(s): The prize(s) (including each prize's approximate retail value) available to be won in a specific Contest will be posted on the Contest site. No cash or other substitution may be made, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion.

Taxes & Shipping: Winner is responsible for any taxes, shipping, import duties, VAT, and other fees associated with receipt or use of a prize. Prize(s) will be shipped to the winner using the shipping method of Sponsor's choice. Winner may also be required to complete a tax form as required by law.

General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In case of a dispute as to the owner of an entry, entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the screen name from which the entry is made. The authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

Privacy Policy: Your privacy is of primary importance to us, and it is our policy to adhere to the highest-quality privacy standards to ensure all your information is protected and secure. Your individual information is not shared with any outside parties aside from the official Sponsors of the Contest. Please review our complete policy at https://gruvgear.com/pages/privacy-policy.

Release and Limitations of Liability: By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Contest Entities from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Contest or receipt of any prize. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Contest Entities' liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the Contest Entities be liable for attorney's fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

Publicity: Participation in the Contest constitutes Winner's consent to Sponsors' use of Winner's name, opinions, biographical information and state of residence for promotional, publicity or advertising purposes worldwide in any media and on the World Wide Web, in perpetuity, without further payment, consideration, review or consent (where allowable).

Contest Results: Winner's name will be published on Sponsors' social media accounts as well as on the Contest page.

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