Leaders Under 40: Official Rules


Updated January 7, 2013.

Void where prohibited.

1. Sponsor: The sponsor of the Control Engineering 40 Under 40 program is CFE Media LLC, 1111 W. 22nd Street, Suite 250, Oak Brook, IL 60523.

2. How to enter: Entries must be submitted via web form provided; No email submissions will be accepted; There is no fee to enter this program.

3. Criteria:

4. Judging: The decision of Sponsor as to the selection of winners, and in regard to all matters relating to this contest, shall be final. Winners will be notified by email on or before Aug. 30, 2013;

5. Winners

6. Publishing Rights: The entrant grants CFE (a) a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free right and license to use the Work submitted, including all copyrights and other intellectual property rights therein and all renewals and extensions thereof, in all formats and media, whether now known or hereafter developed, including without limitation to publish, display, perform, distribute, reproduce, digitize, transmit, translate, modify and create derivative works of the Work for all or any purposes including but not limited to advertising and promotion; and (b) the right to assign or sublicense all or any of the foregoing rights. You agree that the foregoing license shall be exclusive until six (6) months following the publication of the Work by CFE and non-exclusive thereafter. You also hereby grant CFE (a) a non-exclusive worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free right and license in each work of authorship (including accompanying graphics, photographs and text) submitted by you to CFE for publication prior to the Term , including all copyrights and other intellectual property rights therein and all renewals and extensions thereof, in all formats and media, whether now known or hereafter developed, including without limitation to publish, display, perform, distribute, reproduce, digitize, transmit, translate, modify and create derivative works of each such work for all or any purposes including but not limited to advertising and promotion; and (b) the right to assign or sublicense all or any of such rights.

You further grant CFE the right to use your name, likeness and/or biographical information in connection with the above-licensed Works.

In return for the rights granted herein, CFE agrees to consider your Works for publication and, if published, to attribute authorship of the Works to you. You acknowledge and agree that you are not entitled to receive, and hereby waive in any event, any employee benefits offered to employees of CFE based on your engagement as an independent contractor.

You represent and warrant that (a) each Work (i) is your original work, (ii) has not been, and will not be, published prior to publication by CFE, (iii) has not been assigned, licensed or otherwise encumbered, (iv) is not libelous or defamatory and (v) does not violate any rights, including copyrights and rights of privacy or publicity, of any third party, and (b) you have obtained, or prior to delivery of each Work will obtain, all necessary releases, waivers and assignments, including those relating to models, likenesses and privacy, so that CFE may freely exploit the Works without further obligation or payment to any person or entity.

7. Name of Winners, Inquiries: For inquiries about the Contest or the names of the winners, contact Amanda McLeman at 630-571-4070 ext. 2209 or amcleman(at)cfemedia.com.


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