Converse SA “Get out of the garage” Competition Terms and Conditions

This competition is organised by Skye Distribution (Pty) Ltd (‘Skye’).

Entry into the Get Out Of The Garage (“Competition”) is open to all residents of South Africa, Botswana and Swaziland who have a valid passport and hold or are eligible for a US, UK and Schengen visa.

You must be able to travel to the UK or Europe and the USA between September and December 2014. The winner of the fan competition must be able to travel at the same time as the band winners.

The competition is not open to anyone associated with or affiliated to Skye or the sponsors or organisers or a supplier of goods or services to the competition.

By submitting an entry, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.


A band may not exceed 5 members.

A band may only submit one entry.

You need to submit an mp3 link of your band’s original song. This needs to be uploaded onto via SoundCloud. You also need to submit a short biography of the band.

The competition starts on 19 May 2014 and ends at midnight on 15 June 2014.

A panel of 3 celebrity judges will choose the top 10 bands and the public will vote for the winning entry.

By submitting an entry, you warrant that the work submitted is your original creation and does not infringe the rights (including copyright) of any other person or band.

By submitting an entry, you agree that your submission will be posted online for the public to view and vote on. You will not receive any compensation or credit for use of your entry, other than that disclosed in these terms.

By entering this competition, you grant Skye and its affiliates, licensees, partners, marketing agencies and their successors-in-title (“Licensed Parties”) the non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, sublicensable, transferable, royalty-free, irrevocable rights to reproduce, adapt, edit, rearrange, reproduce, translate, dub, broadcast, publish, perform and generally exploit and use your entry into the competition, the recording of your song, the content of your entry and all copyright and other intellectual property vesting in or relating to your entry, in any and all media, in any manner and for any purpose (the “Rights”). You hereby waive all moral rights in your entry in favour of the Licensed Parties. You agree that the Licensed Parties will not have to pay you or any third party in relation to the exercising of the Rights and you shall indemnify the Licensed Parties against any claims from any collection society or other third party relating to the Licensed Parties’ exercise of the Rights. To the extent that any third person has any rights in or relating to your entry, you shall take all steps to ensure that you are entitled to grant the Licensed Parties the Rights. If requested by any of the Licensed Parties, you shall sign all such documentation as may be required by them and you shall procure that any third party that has any rights in your entry signs such documentation as may be required by the Licensed Parties in order to give effect to the abovementioned grant of Rights.

BAND WINNERS will win the following prizes: Music equipment to the value of R30 000.00 (thirty thousand rand) from The Music Connection. A music video of the winning single. A trip to either Paris or London and an opportunity to play on-stage at the 100 Club on Oxford Street or Café Charbon in Paris. The trip will include economy class flights and accommodation at a hotel selected by Skye for three nights on a bed and breakfast basis for the winning band members. The date of the winning band’s performance at the 100 Club or Café Charbon is subject to change. A trip to New York on economy class flights for three nights on a bed and breakfast basis at a hotel selected by Skye. In New York the band will record their winning Get out of the Garage track at Rubber Tracks Studios. Converse goodie bags with Converse footwear, apparel and accessories to the value of R1000.00.


To enter the fan competition and stand a chance to win a prize, you must vote for your favourite band from the ten finalists. Voting will only take place on You may only vote once for each finalist.

Voting is open to the public from 10:00 on 23 June 2014 and closes at midnight on 3 August 2014. Voting will only take place on

The FAN WINNER will win a trip to London or Paris to attend the winning band’s performance at the 100 Club in London or Café Charbon in Paris. The trip will include return economy class flights and accommodation at a hotel of Skye’s choice for three nights on a bed and breakfast basis for the fan winner and their partner/travel companion of choice. If the fan winner cannot travel at the same time as the band winners they are not eligible to receive the prize.

The band and fan winners will be announced on 5 August 2014 on Facebook, Twitter, and on the Converse website. The winners will also be contacted directly by Skye Distribution telephonically or by email.

The prize includes the cost of travel to Joburg, and a South African visa if necessary, the cost of te international visas if required, travel insurance and an allowance of GBP80.00 or Euro110.00 in London or Paris and USD125.00 in New York (for the winners) per person per day for meals. Obtaining a South African and/or international visa is the sole responsibility of the winners and Skye gives no guarantees in this regard.

Prizes are not transferable or negotiable.

The prize cannot be deferred nor exchanged for cash nor for any other prize.

If the advertised prize is not available, you may be offered an alternative prize of similar value.

Winners may be invited to appear on and be identified in national or regional media, including in print media, radio and television, at no fee. Skye reserves the right to use, broadcast or publish the names, photos and details of winners, unless the winner objects.

Skye reserves the right to use and broadcast the winning track and the video of the BAND Winner to promote Converse and the Get out of the Garage competition until December 2015.

The organiser’s decision is final. In the event of a dispute regarding any aspect of the competition and/or these terms and conditions, Skye’s decision will be binding and final and no correspondence will be entered into. Only winning entries will be contacted by the organisers.

Skye may, at its discretion, disqualify incomplete or fraudulent entries or entries that do not comply with these rules. Skye may also disqualify an entrant if Skye finds that the entrant has attempted to manipulate the outcome of the competition.

No responsibility is accepted for entries that are late, delayed, misdirected or incomplete or failures due to malfunctions in communication services or for any other reason caused by events beyond the control of the organiser which may cause the competition or entries to be disrupted or corrupted. Proof of sending does not constitute proof of actual receipt by the organiser.

Skye reserves the right to withdraw or suspend the competition at any time if events or circumstances occur outside its control which makes this necessary. You will have no recourse whatsoever against Skye and its associated agencies in this event.

Skye, its associated agencies and prize sponsors shall not be liable for and you hereby indemnify and hold Skye harmless against any claim, liability, damages (whether direct or indirect), cost, expense or penalty suffered or incurred by any person as a result of participating in the competition or the acceptance or use of a prize.

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