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The Official Carrie Underwood Fan Club Moderator Contest!!

09/09/09

We are choosing a few of you lucky fans to be the NEXT group of
moderators on the CarrieUnderwood.fm message boards!

We know you love Carrie and want to make sure she has the best message
board ever, so if you are a member of the Official Carrie Underwood Fan
Club AND are 18 years or older, tell us why you would be best fit to be a
moderator on the Official Carrie Underwood Fan Club.

The contest starts Friday, September 11th at 12:00 AM PST and ends on
Wednesday, September 16th at 12:00 AM PST, so be sure to get your entries
in ASAP!

Winners will receive moderator privileges that will help Carrie
watch over her message boards for an approximate six month period,
subject to the winner signing a standard Moderator Agreement.

Please submit your entries to moderatorcontest@carrieunderwood.fm.


OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.  OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE U.S.(EXCEPT PUERTO RICO) AND CANADA (EXCEPT QUEBEC) 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.

1) CONTEST: Moderator Contest (the “Contest”).

2) CONTEST SPONSOR: Sparkart Group, Inc., Fur Ball Inc., and their
respective affiliates and subsidiaries, advertising and promotional
agencies, suppliers of prizes, material and services related to this
Contest (collectively, “Sponsor and its Agents”).

3) INTRODUCTION: For good and valuable consideration (including,
without limitation, the possibility of publicity), the receipt and
sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, you are submitting
certain design(s), illustrations, logos, artwork, photographs, videos,
animation, writings, proposed product and/or brand names, idea(s),
concept(s), communication(s), programming code, and/or other
material(s) (the “Submission”) as part of your entry to the Contest
upon the following express understandings and conditions.

4) ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the U.S. (except Puerto
Rico) and Canada (excluding Quebec) 18 years of age or older.  Sponsor
and its Agents and members of their immediate families and people
living in the same household of each are not eligible.  Participation
constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these
Official Contest Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and
binding in all matters related to the Contest.

5) TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR
CHANCE OF WINNING.  NO ENTRY FEE, PAYMENT, OR PROOF-OF-PURCHASE IS
REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CONTEST.

(a) Online Entries: Go to the “Contests” section of the fan club
website, follow the “How to Enter” instructions, and click on the
“Enter Contest” button.  If online entry is not available, please
enter via email or regular mail, as described below.

(b) Email Entries: Send an email with all required information (and
with the Submission attached, if applicable) to
moderatorcontest@carrieunderwood.fm. If email entry is not available,
please enter via online entry, as described above, or via regular
mail, as described below.

(c) Mail Entries: Mail a business envelope containing your Submission
(if applicable) and entry hand printed or typed with your full name,
shipping address, telephone number with area code, email address, and
username to: The Official Carrie Underwood Fan Club, c/o Moderator
Contest P.O. Box 8639, Emeryville, CA 94662.

All entries (whether submitted online, by email or mailed) must be
received by September 16th, 2009, 12:00 AM PST, regardless of method of
entry. No facsimiles or mechanically reproduced entries (other than
the electronic transmission of the online entry or entry via email)
will be allowed. Limit one entry per person regardless of method of
entry. In the event that there is more than one entry for the same
person, Sponsor and its Agents may disqualify that person.  Each entry
must be mailed in a separate outer mailing envelope. Sponsor and its
Agents are not responsible for incomplete, lost, late, stolen,
damaged, illegible, misdirected or postage due entries. Sponsor and
its Agents reserve the right to cancel, terminate, or modify any entry
not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer
virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure, or
technical failures of any sort. Upon submission, all entries and
Submissions (if applicable) become the property of Sponsor and its
Agents and will not be returned.

6) CONTEST PERIOD: The Contest commences on or about Friday, September 11th at 12:00 AM PST and ends on Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 at 12:00 AM PST. (the “Contest Period”).

7) SUBMISSION TERMS AND CONDITIONS; SPONSOR’S OWNERSHIP AND USE OF
SUBMISSIONS; YOUR AGREEMENT TO UNRESTRICTED USE:  By entering your
Submission into this Contest, you hereby grant, transfer and convey to
the Sponsor and its Agents all rights, title and interests in and to
the Submission, including but not limited to the irrevocable,
royalty-free right to trademark, copyright, reproduce, encode, store,
copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform,
adapt, exhibit and/or otherwise use or reuse (without limitation as to
when or to the number of times used) your Submission (as submitted or
as edited/modified in any way by the Sponsor and its Agents, in the
sole discretion of the Sponsor and its Agents) on the The Official
Carrie Underwood Fan Club website, in concerts, for television,
motion pictures, in home video copies, and in other media, whether now
known or hereafter invented, throughout the world for any purpose
whatsoever, without limitation, and without additional review,
compensation, or approval from you or any other party.

a. You acknowledge and agree that you have no right of approval or
consultation with respect to Sponsor and its Agent’s use of the
Submission.

b. You agree to provide the Submission at no cost to Sponsor and its
Agents or any other party.

c. You represent and warrant, and agree to further do so in writing,
that you possess all necessary rights and authority to grant, transfer
and convey to Sponsor and its Agents all the rights herein granted.

d. You represent and warrant, and agree to further do so in writing,
that the Submission is wholly original with you and does not and will
not violate the right of privacy or publicity of, or constitute a
defamation against any person or entity and that it does not and will
not infringe upon or violate the copyright, contract rights,
proprietary rights, or common law rights or any other rights of any
other person or entity.

e. You represent and warrant, and agree to further do so in writing,
that the Submission has not been entered into a previous contest or
has received any awards and has also not been published previously in
any medium.

f.  You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor and its
Agents and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents,
parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates from and against any and
all claims, liabilities, demands and expenses (including, but not
limited to, reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of or resulting
from possession or use in any manner of the Submission.

8) WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: Up to six (6) winners will be
chosen, at the sole discretion of Sponsor and its Agents, who will
review and judge the Submissions privately. Winners will be notified
by email and/or telephone on or about September 21st and potential
winners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility
and Publicity/Liability Release (where lawful) and/or Moderator
Agreement within 7 days of the date of notification, in which the
winner will acknowledge that the Submission is a “work for hire” and
will irrevocably transfer to the Sponsor and its Agents any and all
rights, title, goodwill and interest in and to the Submission,
including without limitation, all copyrights, trademarks and waive all
moral rights in such Submission.  If the Affidavit of Eligibility and
Publicity/Liability Release (where lawful) and/ or Moderator Agreement
is not received within 7 days of the date of notification, the prize
may be forfeited (at the sole discretion of Sponsor and its Agents)
and an alternate winner selected. Sponsor and its Agents reserve the
right to require a potential winner to submit to a confidential
background check to confirm eligibility and help ensure that the use
of any such person in advertising or publicity will not bring the
Sponsor and its Agents into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or
ridicule or reflect unfavorably as determined by the Sponsor and its
Agents in their sole discretion.

9) GROUNDS FOR DISQUALIFICATION: Sponsor and its Agents reserve the
right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual deemed
to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or
the operation of the contest or any website of the Sponsor and its
Agents; (b) violating the Official Contest Rules; (c) violating the
terms of use, conditions of use and/or general rules or guidelines of
any web site, fan club, or other service, or (d) acting in an
unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse,
threaten or harass another entrant, Sponsor and its Agents, or any
other person. Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any web
site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a
violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be
made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person
to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10) PRIZES: Up to six (6) winners will be chosen to moderate the
CarrieUnderwood.fm message boards, subject to the terms of the
Moderator Agreement. There is no retail value associated with this
prize. Sponsor and its Agents make no representations or warranties of
any kind concerning the appearance, performance or safety of any prize
awarded.  Limit of one prize per person, household and address.
Prizes will be delivered only to addresses in the United States or
Canada.  The timing and method of delivery of the prize will be
determined at the sole discretion of Sponsor and its Agents.  Return
of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable may result in the
prize being forfeited and an alternate winner selected.  The winner
shall bear all risks of loss or damage to prize after it has been
delivered. No prize substitutions or cash equivalents are allowed,
except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor and its Agents.  Prizes
may not be transferred. All federal, state, and local taxes associated
with the receipt of any prizes are the sole responsibility of the
winner.  If the prize includes the online posting of materials,
including but not limited to photos, text, audio, video, animation,
graphic art, illustration, etc., then the location and duration of
such posting will be determined solely by Sponsor and its Agents.

11) GENERAL: Sponsor and its Agents reserve the right to cancel or
modify the Contest if fraud, technical failures, or any other factor
impairs the integrity of the Contest, or for any other reason or for
no reason, as determined by the Sponsor and its Agents in their sole
discretion.  In such event, Sponsor and its Agents reserve the right
to (but are not required to) award the prizes at random from among all
non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of the
impairment or cancellation. By entering, you:  (a) agree to release
the Sponsor and its Agents from all liability, injuries, loss and/or
damage of any kind arising from your participation in the Contest and
the acceptance, possession and use/misuse of any prize; (b) agree to
be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and
its Agents; and (c) give your express permission to be contacted by
Sponsor and its Agents by email, mail or phone. By submitting an
entry, you further consent to the use of your name, address, image,
voice, likeness, statements, biographical material, as well as any
additional photographic images, video images, portraits, interviews or
other materials relating to you and arising out of your participation
in this Contest (with or without using your name) in any media,
whether now known or hereafter invented, throughout the world for any
purpose whatsoever, without limitation, and without additional review,
compensation, or approval from you or any other party (except if
winner is a resident of Tennessee or where otherwise prohibited by
law). If you are selected as a winner, prior to receiving the prize,
you must agree to sign an affidavit to such effect, unless the winner
is a resident of Tennessee or otherwise where prohibited by law. Each
winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes
applicable to the acceptance and use of his/her prize. All applicable
federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. The Contest is
governed by laws of the United States and all claims must be resolved
in the United States. You further agree that any and all disputes,
claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this
Contest or any prizes awarded shall be resolved individually without
resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United
States District Court for the Northern District of California or the
appropriate California State Court located in San Francisco County,
California. Should any of the provisions of the Official Contest Rules
be found to be invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent
jurisdiction, that portion shall be deemed severed or restricted and
the remainder of the Contest Rules shall remain in full force and
effect.  The failure of Sponsor and its Agents to enforce any term of
these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

12) RELEASE: You release, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless,
Sponsor and its Agents, and their respective officers, directors,
employees and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against all
claims (know and unknown), liabilities, injuries, death, loss and/or
damages of any kind arising from your participation in the Contest or
the acceptance, possession or use or misuse of the prize.  You assume
all risks associated with the Contest or use or misuse of the prize,
and you agree that the Released Parties will not be responsible or
liable for any injury, harm, death, damages, costs or expenses.

13) WINNERS LIST & OFFICIAL RULES: The user names of the winners will
be posted on the News section of The Official Carrie Underwood Fan
Club website after eligibility is confirmed. To obtain the name of a
winner, send a request via email to
moderatorcontest@carrieunderwood.fm or mail a letter request and
self-addressed stamped envelope to: The Official Carrie Underwood Fan
Club, c/o Moderator Contest P.O. Box 8639, Emeryville, CA 94662.
Requests must be received by September 16th, 2009. To obtain a copy of
these Official Contest Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope
to the above address, Attn: Rules Request, Moderator Contest.

© 2009 Sparkart Group, Inc. All rights reserved. Contest entrants are
hereby authorized to copy these Official Rules on the condition that
it will be for the entrant’s personal use and not for any commercial
purpose whatsoever.

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