The Red Bull Paper Wings Rules

RED BULL PAPER WINGS INTERNATIONAL QUALIFLYER RULES

Challenging the existing world records needs to be done according to the international rules developed by the Paper Aircraft Association (PAA) and the Guinness World Record regulations. Assuring worldwide comparability of the results requires following these official Red Bull Paper Wings rules.

Longest Distance

• All contests need to be held indoor without any wind.
• Paper planes must only be constructed out of one piece of paper: standard A4 format (297×210mm), not more than 100gms. The sheet must be modified by folding only! No ripping, gluing, cutting, stapling or ballasting is allowed!
• Paper planes have to be built at site with the provided official paper.
• The aircraft must be launched by one person throwing the aircraft unaided from behind a straight launch line marked on the floor. Passing over the launch line leads to an invalid attempt. Touching the launch line or any point beyond during the launch, leads to an invalid attempt. The thrower may move beyond the launch line, after the paper plane hits the ground or any object.
• Two trials per participant are allowed. Different planes can be used, the better attempt counts.
• The longest distance has to be measured with a standardized tape measure or laser / video facility. Decisive for measurement are the base point on the starting line and the first point where the paper plane hits the ground or any object. Results need to be counted in m/mm or feet.
• The person with the Longest Distance mark at an official Qualifying event within the region they are competing (region map found below) will be invited to compete in the Global Finals. Winner must have valid US passport for travel to Europe. In the event the winner cannot compete, the person with the second Longest Distance mark at an official Qualifying event within the region they are competing will be invited (region map found below). All entries and attempts must be completed at an official Red Bull Paper Wings Qualifying event.

Longest Airtime

• All contests need to be held indoor without any wind.
• Paper planes must only be constructed out of one piece of paper: standard A4 format (297×210mm), not more than 100gms. The sheet must be modified by folding only! No ripping, gluing, cutting, stapling or ballasting is allowed!
• Paper planes have to be built at site with the provided official paper.
• The aircraft must be launched by one person throwing the aircraft unaided from a reasonably static position. The participant needs to have both feet firm on the ground during the attempt.
• A run-up or fast walk as part of the launch is not permitted, nor the use of ramps or like devices.
• Two trials per participant are allowed. Different planes can be used, the better attempt counts.
• Decisive for measurement are the moments when the paper plane leaves the hand and first time hits the ground or any object. Results are counted in tenth of seconds.
• The person with the Longest Air Time mark at an official Qualifying event within the region they are competing (region map found below) will be invited to compete in the Global Finals. Winner must have valid US passport for travel to Europe. In the event the winner cannot compete, the person with the second Air Time mark at an official Qualifying event within the region they are competing will be invited. All entries and attempts must be completed at an official Red Bull Paper Wings Qualifying event.

Aerobatics

• All contests need to be held indoor without any wind.
• The body of the plane needs to be out of paper but there are no restrictions with regards to paper quality, size, construction technique and support material of the used planes.
• Planes are not allowed to be remote controlled nor to use stored energy (battery, etc.)
• Ready-made planes can be brought along to the competition.
• There are no limitations with regards to the body style while throwing.
• Each participant has a time slot of 1 minute to perform in front of the jury.
• The following criteria have to be judged:
• Construction (technical) of the paper plane
• Creativity (art & design)
• Flight performance
• With regards to flight performance, the jury should base their points on the execution of the flight, e.g. diameter (of the loop / wave / circle), steadiness & duration of the flight.
• Each jury member can award 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10 points. The jury consists of three members, where each member has to judge a different criterion. The summary of the awarded points will show the result.
• The Aerobatics pilot representing the country at the World Final will be defined via video online voting. Public voting will account for 10 out of the total of 30 points can be achieved from votes. The remaining 20 points are coming from two National judges being able to give a maximum of 10 Points each. Both judges evaluate construction, creativity and flight performance. A winner from each competing region will be selected (region map can be found here)
• The top Aerobatics score at each local Qualifier will be invited to compete in the online voting contest, commencing between 12:00pm EST 4/11 and 4/17 3:00pm EST. The top performing online video in each respective region (region map found below) will be invited to the Global Finals as the Aerobatics winner.
• Winner must have valid US passport for travel to Europe. In the event the winner cannot compete, the person with the second Aerobatics score through the online voting portion in the region they are competing will be invited. Only Aerobatics winners from official Qualifier events will be invited to participate in the online voting portion of the contest.

All winners from each Region will be announced on 4/18/2015 via local Flight Directors. Twelve total winners (the top in each category per region: Longest Distance, Longest Airtime, and Aerobatics Scoring) will be selected as finalists (to be notified on, or around, 4/18/2015) to attend the World Finals in Salzburg, Austria on May 8th and 9th.

These Rules are approved and officially stated by the Flight Director who will be responsible for their observation in order to ensure a fair competition. Questions and disputes will be cleared after stated by the concerned participant to the Flight Director who can order recurrence.

ELIGIBILITY:

The Red Bull Paper Wings Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) call for entry period begins on February 24th, 2015 at noon Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on April 17, 2015 at 3:00 a.m. ET (“Promotion Period”). The time will be determined by Sponsor's timekeeping systems. Sponsor has the sole discretion in determining the timeliness of any action or inaction related to this Sweepstakes. All times mentioned in these Official Rules are Eastern Time unless expressly noted otherwise.
The Sweepstakes is open to residents of the 50 United States and D.C. who meet the following criteria:
• Are at least 18 years old and the age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence
• Are current university students at the time of entry
• Have a valid passport with at least six months validity

Void where prohibited. Employees of Red Bull North America, Inc. (“Sponsor”), subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, public relations agencies, prize suppliers, including any vendors providing services in connection with this Sweepstakes (collectively, the “Sponsor Affiliates”), and employees, agents, directors, officers (including members of their immediate family – i.e., spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren – or those living in the same household) of Sponsor or any Sponsor Affiliates are not eligible to participate. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. To participate in Aerobatics portion of competition, entrants must have either a Vimeo or a YouTube account.
If you are not a registered user of Vimeo or YouTube, you can register for an account either at vimeo.com or youtube.com, respectively.

TO ENTER:

During the Promotion Period, complete the following steps:
1. Visit http://www.redbullpaperwings.com (the ‘Site) and find the nearest Qualifying event in your area.
2. Register on the event page on the Site, or show up to the event at the scheduled time listed on the site.
3. Follow all event rules to participate in event categories: Longest Distance, Longest Airtime, and Aerobatics.
4. After the call for entry period, the top distance in the Longest Distance category and the longest airtime in the Longest Airtime category in each region (region maps can be found here) will be invited to participate in the Global Finals in Salzburg, Austria.
5. To be considered for the Aerobatics category, you must have the top Aerobatics score at the local Qualifying event.
6. After you have been officially announced your events Aerobatic winner, you will need to upload a video to redbullpaperwings.com demonstrating why you should be chosen to compete (the “Video”) and upload the video to either your Vimeo or your YouTube account.
7. One winner from each region will be selected. A map of the regions can be seen here. You must also affirm that you have a valid passport, that they each may legally travel throughout Europe, and that all team members authorize Red Bull to contact them and assent to the Red Bull terms of use and Privacy Policy.

After your entry and Video have been submitted, it will be posted at the Site where it can be viewed by and voted on by the public.

Your entry, including the Video, must meet all of the Required Representations and Warranties set forth below. Failure to complete any step outlined in, or to follow any of, the Official Rules may result in disqualification of the attempted entry. You must be invited to submit a video based on your local Qualifying score. Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address. By entering, you consent to be bound by Sponsor's Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and these Official Rules. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected entries or entries not received regardless of cause. In the event of a dispute over who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed to have been directly submitted by the authorized account holder of the primary e-mail address that submitted the disputed entry.

In the planning, creation, and distribution of your entry (including, without limitation, the submitted Video),you warrant and represent that you will abide by all laws, regulations, and ordinances and that you will not harm, attempt to harm, or threaten to harm any person (including yourself) or property. You further warrant and represent that you will take the highest level of care in planning, creating, and distributing your entry (including, without limitation, the submitted Video).

REQUIRED REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES:

To be eligible, all entries (including, without limitation, the submitted Video) must comply with the following criteria (collectively, the “Required Representations and Warranties”):
(i) Your entry and Video must be your own original work, created and shot by and/or featuring you; must not have been previously published, released or distributed in any form; must not have been entered into any other drawing or competition nor won any award. Modification of an existing video does not count as original for purposes of this Sweepstakes. The entry and Video must not contain any material that would violate or infringe upon the rights of any person or entity, including without limitation copyrights, trademarks or rights of privacy or publicity, or that is defamatory, threatening, indecent, obscene or offensive, or that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to any applicable laws or regulations, or which requires a license from any third party.
(ii) You represent that you have the express consent of any identifiable persons appearing in the entry or Video to their likeness being used in the ways set out in these Official Rules, including Sponsor's right to use the entry and Video for any future commercial purpose without restrictions. Upon request, you will obtain written consent of any such persons for Sponsor. If any person appearing in the entry or Video is under the age of majority in their state of residence, the written consent and signature of a parent or legal guardian is required. The entry and Video must not contain any personally identifiable information of any person.
(iii) Except for the marks of the Sponsor (addressed below), the entry and Video must not contain or reference any names, products or services of any company or entity or any third party trademarks, logos, trade dress or promotion of any brand, product, or service. Sponsor grants you the limited permission to display its marks and products in your entry and Video solely for purposes of entering this Sweepstakes and subject to these Official Rules.
(iv) The entry and Video must be appropriate for public viewing. Without limiting the foregoing, the entry and Video must not be lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, violate any laws or otherwise contain content which Sponsor in its sole discretion decides is inappropriate or objectionable. Your entry must also not disparage or cast a negative light on any person, entity, or brand, product, or service.

Entries (including, without limitation, the submitted Videos and their captions) that do not comply with the above requirements may not be eligible and, if submitted, may be removed at any time in Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry that it believes violates or potentially violates any of the foregoing requirements or otherwise fails to comply with any provision of these Official Rules. Entrants agree to reimburse Sponsor and Sponsor Affiliates in full in respect of any losses, damages, and expenses, including reasonable attorney fees that they may sustain from the breach of are presentation or warranty made by the entrant or the use of any rights granted by the entrant to Sponsor hereunder. By entering, entrant warrants that the submitted entry and Video comply with the entry requirements set out above including those at (i)-(v) above. By entering, entrant grants to Sponsor a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sub-licensable, freely assignable license to reproduce that entry and Video and to otherwise use, exploit, copy, modify, adapt, edit, publish and display the entry and/or Video in any form, manner, venue, media or technology now known or later developed for any and all purposes, including, without limitation, for purposes of trade, advertising, and promotion as Sponsor and its licensees or assignees determine, without further compensation, notification, or permission. Further, by entering, the entrant hereby waives any moral rights the entrant may have in the entry and/or Video in favor of the Sponsor.

By submitting an entry and/or Video also grants to Sponsor the worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully sub-licensable, and freely transferable right, but not the obligation, to use any and all names, identities, titles, likenesses, distinctive appearances, physical likenesses, images, portraits, pictures, photographs (whether still or moving), screen personas, voices, vocal styles, statements, gestures, mannerisms, personalities, performance characteristics, biographical data, signatures, and any other indicia or imitations of identity or likeness listed, provided, referenced, or otherwise contained in the entry and/or Video (all attributes, collectively, per person, a “Persona”) for purposes of advertising and trade, in any format, medium, or technology now known or later developed without further notice, approval, or compensation, unless prohibited by law.

Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant in its sole discretion. If any process fails to operate properly or appears to be tampered with or tainted with errors, fraud or unfair practices, Sponsor reserves the right to use another means to determine the winner(s). All entries are subject to verification.

WINNER SELECTION:

The participant with the furthest distance mark in each region, and the participant with longest airtime in each region (region map found here) will be invited to participate in the Global Finals. Aerobatics winners from each Qualifier will be invited to participate in National online voting contest between 4/11 and 4/17. Throughout this period, the public will be able to vote on the videos posted on the Site. The public votes will account for ten (10) points (out of a total of 30). The remaining twenty (20) points will be decided by two National judges. The highest score in each respective region (region map found here) will be invited to participate in the World Finals. The next highest marks will be selected to participate in the event the first place entrant cannot attend the World Finals in the entrants respective region. In the case of a tie in all categories, the winner will be determined by random drawing from among the tied entries. The selected winners are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.

GRAND PRIZE:

No part of the Grand Prize is transferrable. There is no retail value for the Grand Prize, and the Grand Prize does not guarantee that the winner will be chosen to participate in the Competition Phase of Red Bull Paper Wings
Each National winner must sign a Release of Liability/Publicity and any other documents provided to the team prior to receipt of the Grand Prize.
All prizes are awarded “AS IS.” Neither Sponsor nor Sponsor Affiliates make offer any warranty or guarantee, either express or implied (including, without limitation, quality, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose) in connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize. Prize details and availability are subject to change, in which case a prize of equal value may be substituted at Sponsor's sole discretion.

Prizes consist only of what is listed above, are non-transferable, with no cash redemption or substitution except at Sponsor's sole discretion. Prizes are subject to terms, conditions, expiration dates, and restrictions imposed by the manufacturer of the prize or issuer in the case of a gift card or similar instrument. Federal, state, and local taxes on prizes, if any, and any other costs, fees and expenses not listed above as specifically included as part of the prize are the sole responsibility of winner. ALL TAXES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. An IRS form 1099 and other tax-related forms and documents may be issued by Sponsor if required by law.

WINNER NOTIFICATION/RELEASES:

On or about April 18th, 2015, Sponsor may notify the potential winners. If a potential winner does not respond within twelve (12) hours after any attempted contact from Sponsor, he or she will be disqualified and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner as determined by the Sponsor. The potential prize winners may be asked to provide confirmation that he or she is the owner of the relevant Red Bull Paper Wings entrant. Each potential winner may be required, in Sponsor's sole discretion, to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a scan or photo of a valid passport, Release of Liability and/or, if legally permissible, a Publicity Release within twelve (12) hours of attempted delivery of same. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to timely claim the prize, is disqualified, fails to timely execute and return any required forms, or if the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, an alternate winner will be selected by Sponsor from remaining eligible entries. If by reason of printing or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules, a random drawing will be held to award the advertised number of prizes in the relevant category. Under no circumstances will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded.

PUBLICITY & MARKETING:

Submission of an entry and/or Video in the Sweepstakes constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use entrants' name, identity, title, likeness, distinctive appearance, physical likeness, image, portrait, picture, photograph (whether still or moving), screen persona, voice, vocal style, statements, gesture, mannerism, personality, performance characteristic, biographical data, signature, and any other indicia or imitation of identity or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade, in any medium, without further notice, approval, or compensation, unless prohibited by law. Submission of contact information in connection with this Sweepstakes (whether or not required), including, without limitation, mailing address, phone number, and email address, during entry constitutes permission for Sponsor to use entrant's personal information for purposes of administration of the Sweepstakes. Entrants also may opt-in to be added to Sponsor's customer database and to permit Sponsor to contact entrant in the future for promotional and other reasons. You may opt-out of receiving such communications as set forth in Sponsor's Privacy Policy (located at redbull.com) or as provided within any such marketing materials (e.g., using the “Unsubscribe” feature provided in the footer of Sponsor's e-mails).

NO LIABILITY & INDEMNIFICATION:

By entering this Sweepstakes, you agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Sponsor Affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns (the “Released Parties”) from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of, or relating to, your participation in this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activities (including, without limitation, the Event) and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder (including, without limitation, any misrepresentation made by the entrant in connection with the Sweepstakes; any non-compliance by the entrant with these Official Rules; claims brought by persons or entities other than the parties to these Official Rules arising from or related to the entrant's involvement with the Sweepstakes; acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in this Sweepstakes; any malfunction, error or other problem arising in connection with the collection, processing, or retention of entry information; or any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize or winner). The foregoing includes, without limitation, any claim for personal injury, property loss or damage, or death arising in any way in connection with the Sweepstakes.

OTHER TERMS:

Decisions of Sponsor on all matters related to the Sweepstakes are final and binding. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes for any reason, including but not limited to, if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Sweepstakes, or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify or prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation or with any provision in these Official Rules.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL &CIVIL LAWS. SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND/OR SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY INDIVIDUAL MAKING ANY SUCH ATTEMPTS TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

GOVERNING LAW & MANDATORY ARBITRATION:

Any disputes arising under this Sweepstakes and/or these Official Rules will be governed by relevant U.S. federal statutes and regulations and the internal laws of the State of California. Red Bull and each entrant agrees that any such claim or dispute between the parties, or between a party and any agent, employee, successor, or assign of the other, related to this Sweepstakes and/or these Official Rules (including the applicability of this arbitration clause) shall be resolved by binding arbitration administered by the JAMS under its rules and procedures in effect when the claim is filed. The rules and procedures and other information, including information on fees, may be obtained from JAMS' website ( www.jamsadr.com) or by calling JAMS at 949-224-1810. Any award by the arbitrator(s) may be entered as a judgment in any court having jurisdiction.

RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY:

Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify or prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected; if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation or with any provision in these Official Rules; if the individual's behavior or communication at any point is disruptive, may or does cause damage or to any person, property, or reputation of Sponsor, or is otherwise not in accordance with all applicable laws and generally accepted social practices as determined in Sponsor's sole discretion.

SEVERABILITY:

If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.

WINNER LIST:

The list of winners will be available at www.redbullapaperwings.com on or about April 18th, 2015.

SPONSOR:

Red Bull North America, Inc., 1740 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.