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10. Disputes: This Contest and the rights and obligations of Sponsor and entrants will be governed by and controlled by the laws of the State of New York, applicable to contracts made and performed therein without reference to the applicable choice of law provisions. All actions, proceedings or litigation relating hereto will be instituted and prosecuted solely within the City of New York, New York. Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, and in no event will entrant be permitted to obtain attorneys' fees or other legal costs; and (iii) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.
12. WINNER'S LIST: You may request the names of the winners (available after 1 September, 2017), by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Sponsor at the address below for receipt by no later than 1 January, 2018.
13. SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Wattpad Corp., 31 Adelaide St. East, PO Box 565, Toronto, Ontario, M5C 2J6.
Hulu, LLC is not a sponsor of the Contest and is not associated with the administration of the Contest in any way other than its capacity as Prize Provider.
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#MyHandmaidsTale ContestScience Fiction
Create a 500-word short story inspired by Margaret Atwood's classic "The Handmaid's Tale" for your chance to be part of an anthology curated by Margaret Atwood! #MyHandmaidsTale