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Info and Rules for giveaways and sweepstakes
From time to time we want to give away coloring books and patterns and samples. These are the RULES!
All giveaways and contests and sweepstakes by Robin Pickens are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. Instagram and Robin Pickens Inc. is released from any liability related to a sweepstakes or competition and by entering you agree to release instagram and Robin Pickens from such responsibility.
Entrants must be a legal resident of the U.S., 18 years of age or older.
Entrants must be within the contiguous United States of America.
Contests will be open for one week from initial posting.
Winners will be notified by Instagram comment.
Prize Drawing: All promotion/contest name entries meeting the requirements of these Official Rules will be entered into the prize drawing, to be held on or around 7 days after online deadline at the Robin Pickens Inc. offices in Los Angeles, CA. The winners will be selected at random from among all eligible entries received.
In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner, the winner will be deemed to be the person in whose name the e-mail account governing the e-mail address/instagram account was opened. Entrants must provide all information requested to be eligible to win. Incomplete, unreadable, or unintelligible entries will be disqualified.
Any prizes will be shipped within 2 weeks at standard UPS shipping and Robin Pickens and Instagram are not responsible for condition of prize at time of delivery. No cash or other substitution of prizes is permitted.
One prize is awarded for each competition/sweepstakes/giveaway.
No mechanically reproduced mail-in entries are allowed and any use of robotic, automatic, programmed or the like entry methods will void all such entries by such methods.
By entering, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules. The promotion/contest is offered by Sponsor, Robin Pickens Inc, which is not responsible for late, lost, delayed, damaged, postage-due, incomplete, illegible, or misdirected entries, responses, or other correspondence, whether by e-mail or postal mail or otherwise, or for theft or destruction or unauthorized access or alterations of entry materials, phone, electrical, network, computer, hardware, software program or transmission malfunctions, failures or difficulties. By participating and winning a prize, Winner releases Sponsor, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees, sponsors, and agents, including advertising and promotion agencies, from any and all liability with respect to the promotion/contest or the acceptance, possession or use of any prize, including without limitation (i) any condition caused by events beyond Sponsor’s control that may cause the promotion/contest to be disrupted or corrupted; (ii) any injuries, losses, or damages (compensatory, direct, incidental, consequential or otherwise) of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the prize, or from participation in the [Promotion/Contest Name]; and (iii) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the promotion/contest. Sponsor’s decisions in all respects relative to the promotion/contest are final. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the promotion/contest in whole or in part, in the event of fraud, technical or other difficulties or if the integrity of the promotion/contest is compromised, without liability to the entrant. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any winner, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The winner is responsible for paying any income taxes on the value of the prize received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state, provincial and local regulations apply.
FAQS AND COMMON QUESTIONS
I like your art on the website and photographs on your posts. Can I use those on my site or for my company image/logo?
My art and designs are all copyright Robin Pickens and can not be used without my permission. If you want to share a post, you need to give attribution to my site and maintain copyright marks that may be on images. I make a living by selling and licensing my art and ask that you respect the copyright laws. My designs can not be used as your company image or logo. If you want me to design something for your company identity, please contact me about purchasing some rights or having a freelance design done.
What is your angel policy?
When you buy my designs on products and supplies, for example on rubber stamps, it is fine to use the designs for your personal use and for limited handmade items you might sell. So you could make handmade greeting cards to sell at a craft fair. You can not mass produce products with my art on them or resell items with the design as your own. You can not use my designs on print-on-demand sites like zazzle, spoonflower, cafepress, etc, (unless you are purchasing them on an item from my storefront) because that would be in violation of copyright laws. Please give attribution to Robin Pickens for my designs if you post images online of your handmade items utilizing my designs or other Robin Pickens products or on links to my blog or website photos.
I'm interested in licensing my art. Where can I learn more about how to get started?
Following work you love with your art can be a very personally rewarding experience. I have met some wonderful people on this road and I believe in following your passion. However it's important to know that pursuing art licensing takes a significant amount of time to build up a portfolio of licensable work, make contacts and connections, develop products and get actual designs out into the marketplace. Many people underestimate the amount of years it takes. There is a lot to learn and it is helpful to take classes, if that is available to you, in surface design. A good place to check out resources about licensing your art is http://artlicensinginfo.com and http://artlicensingblog.com
I want to buy some of the products I see on your website and blog. Where do I find your products?
Thank you for your interest and support! Print on demand sites with Robin's work and her etsy shop are linked on the home page and side panel of the blog page (spoonflower, redbubble, society6, art.com) as well as a link for amazon.com. Often books and calendars are available in Barnes and Noble, Michaels, JoAnn's, Walmart, along with other retailers. We do not always have the information as to retailer placement from the manufacturers we work with. Sometimes the manufacturer websites can give you the directions to their online retail partners. For dishware that is no longer produced a good website to check is www.replacements.com and search under "Robin Pickens".
How long did it take you to get established in this industry?
Getting established in an ongoing process. You may get work in one industry and then years later add a different product group so there is always new learning happening. I was fortunate to get some greeting card licenses with Papyrus at my start and then add licenses and categories since then. In the past I exhibited at Surtex and CHA and also attended the Atlanta Gift Show for numerous years. But it is tough to make a full time income by licensing artwork. Even today, licensing is not my only income. I still do other freelance as well. I also manufacture my own patterns for quilts and run my online shops. Currently I exhibit in the designer's section at Moda Fabrics at Quilt Market. Its important to create new work and refine your style. Being successful at licensing your artwork depends on many factors, including how organized you are, how much you like selling and fostering new relationships, how good you are with follow-up, and what your financial resources are to market yourself, whether through online or exhibiting. Whatever way you go about it, good luck following your dream!
I'm interested in licensing some of your designs. Who do I talk to?
Thank you for your interest! Please email me at RMPickens3@gmail.com and I look forward to talking with you!