Terms and Conditions

1. Prize information and instructions on how to enter form part of these Terms and Conditions.

2. The PROMOTER is MWC Productions US Inc., henceforth referred to as the ‘PROMOTER’. The PROMOTER is producing the television series Hotels By Design Series 2 or also called by the name Hotels By Design. The PROMOTER’s website is directly related and linked to the television series. Within the television series and on the website, the PROMOTER is running a promotion, the People’s Choice Award. (This promotion will also be featured and promoted on the PROMOTER’s social media platforms including but not limited to any and all present or future promotional or media platforms used by the PROMOTER.) This promotion is sponsored by Viking Cruises, henceforth referred to as the “SPONSOR.”. As part of sponsorship the SPONSOR is offering a prize or prizes for a game of skill within this overall promotion, details of which will be described in these Terms and Conditions. The overall promotion described above in this paragraph is referred to as the American Standard Peoples’ Choice Award.

3. As previously stated within, the above-described promotion is a game of skill henceforth referred to as the “Competition.” Chance or arbitrary selection plays no part in determining the winner of the Competition. The act of entering or opting into the Competition alone, does not increase in any way an entrant's chance of winning. Each valid entry will be individually judged by the PROMOTER, or an entity designated by the PROMOTER, based upon individual literary and creative merit. This is a game of skill with the sole, discretionary entity in determining the winner being the PROMOTER or an entity designated by the PROMOTER. The PROMOTER hereby and categorically states that to the absolute best of its abilities that in no way whatsoever will it or an entity that it has designated, select the winner of the Competition based on any inference of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or related discriminatory or prejudicial biases. All entries must be an independent creation by the entrant and free of any claims that they infringe on any third-party rights. Entries must not have been published previously and/or have been used to win prizes in any other competitions.

4. The PRIZE. There will be 1 winner selected. SPONSOR awards the winner of the Competition the following: 2024 Viking Longitudinal World Cruise (voyage for 2), Buenos Aires to Milwaukee, February 28 – May 2 2024. This PRIZE includes:

  • Standard airfare (from gateway cities; call for details.)
  • Ground transfers to and from the ship
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • All onboard meals
  • Culture Curriculum®: lectures on or performances of music, art, cooking, dance, and history
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Access to top-rated spa & state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Self-service launderette available to all guests.

Optional shore excursions and land extensions are not included and are available for purchase at current brochure fare. Not transferable and may not be exchanged for cash. Cabin upgrade is available at prevailing rates subject to stateroom availability. Space per sailing is limited and inventory controlled. Must redeem and make reservation at least 90 days prior to departure and before December 1, 2023. Valid for the 2024 Viking Longitudinal World Cruise I or any other River, Ocean, or Expedition itinerary sailing of equal or lesser value in 2023/2024; Room category: Standard Stateroom (River), Veranda Stateroom (Ocean) or Nordic Balcony (Expedition).  Subject to availability. Other Restrictions may apply. To book, please contact Bookings made through the Reservations Department are invalid. Sweepstakes winner is required to pay taxes on the value of the prize they have won.

5. PRIZE CONDITIONS. All taxes and other expenses, costs or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of the prize are the responsibility of the winner. The Prize Winner will be solely responsible for all federal, state, and/or local taxes, and for any other fees or costs associated with the Prize they receive, regardless of whether it, in whole or in part, is used. Any portion of any Prize not accepted by the Prize Winner will be forfeited. Prize cannot be transferred, assigned, substituted, or redeemed for cash by winner, but Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize for one of equal or greater value if the advertised Prize becomes unavailable. Prize will be awarded “as is” with standard warranties and guarantees.  Instagram and LinkedIn are not a Sponsor of, or in any way associated with, the Sweepstakes. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

6. TAXES. Any valuation of the prize(s) stated above is based on available information provided to the Sponsor, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported to the IRS as required by law. Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes, related to prize acceptance and use not specified herein. Each winner must provide the Sponsor with valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded. Any person winning over $600 in prizes from the Sponsor in a calendar year will be issued an IRS Form 1099 reporting the value of those prizes to the IRS.

7. ELIGIBILITY: The Competition is only open to legal U.S. residents, who are physically residing in one (1) of the forty-eight (48) continental United States or the District of Columbia (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands and other United States territories). Persons residing in other jurisdictions are not eligible to enter the Competition. You must be eighteen (18) years of age at the time to entry. Officers, directors, and employees of SPONSOR, and members of immediate families (biological, step or in-law) including parent, grandparent, child, sibling, or spouse of any of the foregoing (regardless of where they live) or households of any of the above, whether related or not, IRS dependents, and household members of SPONSOR and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, parents, affiliated entities, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents, and representatives

promotion, and web design agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”), and all other entities involved in the creation, administration, or fulfillment of the Competition are not eligible to enter or win. The Competition is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law. By entering this Competition, entrants agree that they have read these Official Rules, the Instagram, LinkedIn terms and policies and agree to abide by and to be bound by the terms and conditions of the Official Rules. False and/or deceptive entries or acts shall render entrant ineligible. Promotors, Sponsors’ and Administrator’s decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the Competition. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

8. Competition entries open on first date of broadcast May 13 2023 and close at 8pm Monday 19 June (“Period”). The prize winner will be announced in early 2023 via PROMOTER’s social media platforms and website.

9. Entry into the Competition occurs only on the PROMOTER’s website. There is no other way to enter the Competition and be eligible for the Prize. To enter the Competition and to be eligible to win the Prize, entrants must, during the voting Period, vote for their favorite design project from the Hotels ByDesign Series 2 television program in the Hotels ByDesign People’s Choice Award promotion and include 15 words or less reason for their vote. (This process of entering the Competition as just described, is what “opting” in, earlier used in these Terms and Conditions, was referring to.)

10. All entries must be received by the end of the Promotion Period to be valid. There is a limit of one (1) entry, per valid email address, per eligible person. Use of script, software, code or any other automated or electronic system to enter the Competition or attempt to manipulate its outcome will be viewed as a direct violation of these Terms and Conditions. By entering into and participating in the Competition individuals agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and any and all decisions by the PROMOTER.

11. Otherwise stated, all decisions made by the PROMOTER regarding any aspect of the Competition and the Prize are final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.

12. The PROMOTER reserves the right to withdraw or amend the Competition as necessary due to circumstances outside its control.

13. At the time of collecting the Prize the winner will be required to confirm their identity by producing such photo or other forms of identification as may be directed by the PROMOTER.

14. To the extent not prohibited by law, the PROMOTER, its associates, affiliates, employees, professional partners as well as SPONSOR, its associates, affiliates, employees, partners are not liable for any injury, loss or damage (direct or consequential) however caused (including by negligence), suffered or incurred in connection with the Competition or the Prize (including the use of the Prize). Any condition or warranty which would be implied by law into these Terms and Conditions is excluded.

15. Once the Prize has been confirmed by SPONSOR, the Prize is deemed non-transferrable.

16. On acceptance of the Competition Prize, the winner acknowledges that they have read and agreed to any SPONSOR conditions that may apply to the redemption of the prizes.

17. All entries become the property of the PROMOTER. By entering into the promotion you accept all conditions of entry including these terms and conditions.

18. The personal information you have provided to the PROMOTER by completing the Competition entry form may be used for the purpose of administering the Promotion and to contact you if you are the winner of the Competition. This may be by any means of communication including telephone and electronic messages (e.g. email). If the information requested is not provided, you may not be considered an entrant in the Competition.

19. The winner of the Competition will be announced publicly via PROMOTER online and media channels, including but not limited to, America By Design, and By Design Channel websites, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn pages.

20. By submitting an Entry, you consent to the use, by PROMOTER, its affiliates, subsidiaries, parents, partners and licensees, of your name, entry text, hometown and state, in connection with the Competition and PROMOTER’s related marketing activities, in any media or format now known or hereafter invented, in any and all locations, without any payment to or further approval from you. You agree that this consent is perpetual and cannot be revoked.

21. By participating in the Competition the winner agrees to participate and cooperate as required in all editorial activities relating to the Competition, including but not limited to being interviewed, photographed, videotaped or filmed. The winner agrees to granting the PROMOTER a perpetual and non-exclusive license to use such footage and photographs in all media worldwide, including online social networking sites in perpetuity and the winner (and their companions) will not be entitled to any fee for such use.

22. The PROMOTER reserves the right to disqualify persons, or representatives of businesses or organizations found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of the Competition as solely determined by the PROMOTER. In the event that the PROMOTER’s website or social media platforms are compromised by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of the PROMOTER that corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Competition, the PROMOTER reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Competition.

23. The PROMOTER will not be responsible for failure to receive submissions to the Competition or other electronic communications due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with the sender or the PROMOTER.

24. A copy of our Privacy Policy can be found through our Website, By submitting an entry into the Competition, entrants are acknowledging acceptance and agreement of our Privacy Policy.

25. By submitting an entry into the Competition entrants consent to receive promotional and other marketing and business development messages from the PROMOTER (including messages sent electronically for an unlimited period of time). Entrants will be able to opt-out at any time by following the instructions included in each message sent by the PROMOTER.

26. By entering this Competition, entrants agree to be subscribed to SPONSOR’s database for online marketing and promotional communications. Entrants consent to their name and email address being used for this purpose. Refer to SPONSOR’S Privacy Policy for information on how SPONSOR will store and use any information collected.

27. All potential winners are subject to verification by PROMOTER whose decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the Competition. Failure to respond to the Email Notification of winning within 48 hours, or failure to fully comply with these Terms and Conditions may result in disqualification, at the sole discretion of the PROMOTER. In the event of disqualification of any potential winner, the Prize will be forfeited by that potential winner and the PROMOTER will select a new potential winner. PROMOTER is not responsible for notifications that are misdirected, addresses that are no longer correct, or for any other reason beyond the control of PROMOTER. If such potential winner cannot be contacted within a reasonable time period, if the potential winner is ineligible, if any notification is returned undeliverable, or if the potential winner otherwise fails to fully comply with these Terms and Conditions, the PROMOTER may award the applicable Prize to an alternate winner.

28. The PROMOTER reserves the right to request the Competition winner signs a winner’s deed of release or any other relevant forms or agreements that the PROMOTER deems necessary, to provide proof of identity, proof of age, proof of residency. Proof of identification, residency, age and entry considered suitable for verification is at the discretion of the PROMOTER.