Princess and the Scoundrel Contest - Official Rules

IMPORTANT: Please read these Official Rules before entering The Princess and the Scoundrel Contest (the “Contest”), presented by Penguin Random House LLC (“Sponsor”). By entering the Contest, you agree to the terms of these Official Rules.  These Official Rules shall govern in the event of any inconsistency with other Contest-related materials.


ELIGIBILITY:  The Contest is open to residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED. Employees of Sponsor,  the Disney Entities (defined as Disney Destinations, LLC, Disney Consumer Products, Inc., Lucasfilm Ltd., The Walt Disney Company and their parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies), their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, and agencies, and their immediate family members and persons living in their household are not eligible to enter the Contest.

ENTRY PERIOD: The Contest begins at 12:01 AM (Eastern Time) on May 27, 2022, and ends at 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on August 19, 2022.

HOW TO ENTER:  Online entry only. Enter by completing and submitting the entry form as instructed at LINK. Responses to the prompt must be 1-2 sentences and answer how Star Wars was essential to your real-life love story.

In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address used for entry. Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of automated devices will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of information by entrants; lost or late entries or transmissions; interrupted or unavailable network, server, or other connections; scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, or electronic, technical malfunctions of any computer hardware, software, or any combinations thereof; or problems associated with any virus or any other damage caused to entrants’ systems. Incomplete or illegible entries will be voided. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

Comments and/or posts including photographs or videos may not include obscene, offensive or inappropriate (in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion) material or defame any person, or otherwise infringe on any person’s proprietary rights.  If you are posting a photograph or video, you must have permission from the photographer/videographer (or be the photographer/videographer yourself) and have permission from any persons who appear in the photo or video before submitting it.

PRIVACY POLICY: All information submitted in connection with entry to this Contest shall be governed by Sponsor’s privacy policy (at By entering this Contest, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to this privacy policy.


One (1) Prize Winner will receive a Honeymoon vacation for two (2) persons to the Walt Disney World® Resort (“Prize”) consisting of the following:

(i) two (2) roundtrip coach airfares for winner and one (1) guest from the major United States gateway airport closest to the winner’s residence to the Orlando International Airport, as selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion; provided, however, if the winner resides inside a 250-mile radius of the Walt Disney World® Resort, airfare will not be provided;

(ii) round trip ground transportation for winner and one (1) guest from the Orlando International Airport and the Walt Disney World® Resort; provided, however, if winner resides within 250 miles of the Walt Disney World® Resort, ground transportation will not be provided;

(iii) room accommodation consisting of one (1) standard room (with a maximum of two (2) persons) for three (3) nights at a hotel at the Walt Disney World® Resort selected by Disney in its sole discretion (based on availability), which will precede the 2-night adventure aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser mentioned below;

(iv) two (2) 3-day Theme Park Tickets with Park Hopper® option for winner and a guest;

(v) one (1) Memory Maker product which includes digital downloads of Disney PhotoPass® photos captured during the vacation and linked to the winner’s Disney account (online registration required; terms and conditions apply:;

(vi) one (1) standard cabin for winner and one (1) guest for a 2-night adventure aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser;

(vii) one (1) CSL Portrait Experience for winner and one (1) guest consisting of a 30-minute session, which includes consultation, walk time, image capture and review by Cast Members, using advanced digital photography equipment and lighting, subject to availability (images must be downloaded through or via the My Disney Experience mobile app; online registration is required; images will expire pursuant to the Expiration Policy:,  and are subject to the Disney PhotoPass Service terms and conditions.

(viii) one (1) reservation at Oga’s Cantina for winner and one (1) guest at a date and time selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion; subject to availability (reservation does not include any meals, beverages or other expenses);

(ix) one (1) $500 Disney Gift Card (visit for terms and conditions); and

(x) two (2) copies of the Star Wars: The Princess and the Scoundrel book (one (1) audio book and one (1) hardcover book copy signed by Author).

No more than one (1) Prize will be available. Grand Prize Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $11,044.00. The actual value of the prize may vary depending on point of departure and fluctuations of rates and airfares. If the actual value of the prize is less than stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded.


The vacation must start on one of the following dates: 12/3/22, 12/5/22, 12/7/22, 12/9/22, or 12/11/22, or such other date as Sponsor may select in its sole discretion. All components of the vacation must occur on consecutive days starting with the room accommodation at a select Walt Disney World® Resort. Prize winner must provide Sponsor with three (3) possible travel dates taking into account the abovementioned start dates for the vacation with at least six (6) weeks advance notice prior to the earliest potential date of departure; however, Sponsor’s decision as to actual travel dates is final and binding. If the potential winner is unavailable to travel during designated timeframe for any reason, the Prize will be forfeited without compensation of any kind and an alternate winner may be selected (time permitting) from among all remaining contestants following the contest criteria. Travel must be reserved through Sponsor or its designee, and Sponsor or its designee shall determine airline, hotel, flight, and ground transportation itinerary in its sole discretion. Flight details are subject to availability and airline carrier’s regulations and conditions apply. Prize accommodations and airline tickets will be determined at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Hotel accommodation is subject to capacity, availability, block-out dates and certain other restrictions, all of which are subject to change. Once travel arrangements have been confirmed, no changes will be allowed except by Sponsor or its designee. An unclaimed and/or unused Prize travel package will remain the property of Sponsor or its designee. 

Winner is responsible for any expenses not expressly included in the Prize description, such as personal expenses, meals, beverages, travel and health insurance, room/cabin service, laundry service, merchandise, parking fees, gratuities, incidental expenses, and any additional hotel/cabin expenses such as telephone calls, incidentals and upgrades or other charges that may arise. The winner is required to have and present at least one major credit card in good standing at check-in for expenses and incidentals (e.g., meals, room service, use of telephone/IT services, laundry and all other optional extra services not provided in the Prize). 

No transfer or other substitution of all or part of a Prize is permitted. If any portion or the Prize is not available for any reason, then Sponsor reserves the right to substitute that portion of the prize or the Prize with another prize of comparable or greater value.. Any and all taxes on the Prize will be the responsibility of the winners. Neither Sponsor nor any of the Disney Entities shall be responsible for any cancellations, delays, postponements, substitutions, changes in services, damage in the delivery of the Prize, and/or loss of any Prize in connection with delivery of the Prize via mail (if applicable), and winner will not be reimbursed, and no substitution will be provided except in Sponsor’s sole discretion..  In the event that there is an insufficient number of eligible entries, Sponsor reserves the right not to award the Prize.  Prize elements may not be separated and tickets, vouchers and gift cards will not be replaced if lost or stolen, and Sponsor, Administrator, and Disney Entities disclaim any and all liability in conjunction therewith. The Prize, or any of its components, may not be sold, traded, transferred, rescheduled to dates not within the fulfillment period set forth above, refunded, or used for commercial purposes. Prize is not redeemable for cash. Prize is awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, expressed or implied, being provided by Sponsor or Disney Entities.

Theme parks, attractions and other offerings are subject to availability, closures, change or cancellation without notice or liability. Park admission, offerings and ticket options are not guaranteed. Sponsor and Disney Entities reserve the right to cancel, delay, or postpone any offering.

To visit the theme parks, theme park reservations via the Disney Park Pass system ( AND valid admission are required for the same theme park on the same date for each person in the group ages 3 and up. Reservations are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until a reservation is finalized. A park reservation must be made for each day of entry.

Park Hopper: The Park Hopper® option allows guests to visit more than one park per day, with some restrictions. Winner and guest must make a theme park reservation via the Disney Park Pass reservation system for the first park they plan to visit. After entering that first park, winner and guest will be able to visit the next park starting at 2 PM until each park's regularly scheduled closure. The ability to visit a park is subject to the park's capacity limitations. At this time a park reservation is not required after the first park, however, reservation requirements are subject to change. Learn more at 

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By accepting and using the Prize and visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort, the Prize winner and guest voluntarily assume all risks related in any way to exposure to COVID-19, and any other communicable or infectious disease.  The Prize winner and guest must comply with all theme park rules and regulations, including any public health restrictions. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of such portion(s) of the Prize. The Disney Entities reserve the right to remove or deny entry to the Prize winner and/or any of the guests who do not comply with any health restrictions imposed by any government, or any of the Disney Entities. The Prize winner and guests are also responsible for understanding and complying with any COVID-19 travel restrictions. Before visiting, each guest should visit to view important information about park reservations, limitations on benefits, features, experiences and offerings, safety measures and other information.

The winner and guest will be required to execute a liability/publicity/COVID-19 release and waiver form prior to booking of any travel. The winner and guest may be required to execute and return, where legal, publicity releases, which must be returned with the verification documents requested of winner.  

All taxes (including, without limitation, U.S. federal, provincial, state and local taxes (including, but not limited to income and withholding taxes), sales taxes, VAT, GST, PST, HST) and, where legal, import Customs and excise duties and fees, as applicable on or connected with the Prize, the shipment of any Prize element, as applicable, and the reporting consequences thereof, and any other expenses not specifically included in a Prize description are the sole responsibility of the Prize winner. The Sponsor will provide winner with an IRS Form 1099-MISC reflecting the total fair market value of the Prize. Non-residents of California are subject to the California withholding tax of 7% of the Prize value, when applicable. Prize winner may be required to provide to Sponsor an amount to cover the balance of all applicable withholding taxes at the normal rates required by law (notwithstanding any tax treaties that may provide for lower rates of tax withholding, including exemption from withholding with the satisfaction of qualification requirements) prior to being awarded the Prize, and failure to do so will result in disqualification.

JUDGING/WINNER SELECTION: One (1) Prize Winner will be selected by a qualified panel of judges on or about September 01, 2022 from all eligible entries received by the entry deadline. Entries will be judged on originality, entertainment value, ability to demonstrate that Star Wars was essential to the entrant’s love story, and ability to demonstrate a concise story within the sentence limit with equal weight being given to each criterion. The decisions of the Sponsor with respect to the selection of the winners, and in regard to all matter relating to this Contest, shall be final and binding. Winner will be notified via email and must respond to email notification within ten (10) days of receipt. Winners may also be required to complete, execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release. Noncompliance with these conditions may result in forfeiture of the Prize, and Sponsor reserves the right to select alternate winners in such circumstance. If winner notification of the Prize is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor may, at its discretion, select an alternate winner.

DISCLAIMERS/LICENSE:  By competing in this Contest and/or accepting the Prize, entrants agree that Sponsor,  the Disney Entities, and their respective parent companies, assigns, subsidiaries and affiliates, and advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies and all of their respective employees, officers and directors will have no liability whatsoever, and will be held harmless by entrants for any liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind to person and property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of the Prize, or participation in this Contest.

To the extent allowed by law, participation in the Contest in any way, or acceptance of, or participation in, any Prize constitutes each entrant’s consent for, and grant of a non-exclusive, sub-licensable and assignable license to Sponsor to use, publish, post or display entrant’s name, social media handles, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, statements, as submitted in connection with the Contest, and Prize information, regardless of whether altered, or used alone or with other material, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, for promotional, advertising, and publicity purposes in any medium now known or later discovered, worldwide and in perpetuity, without review or approval, and without further notice, payment, or consideration of any kind. All rights, consents and licenses granted to Sponsor under these Official Rules and/or any Affidavit of Eligibility and Release will survive the termination of this Contest.

RIGHT TO MODIFY OR CANCEL:  Sponsor may cancel, suspend or modify the Contest or any part of it, in any way, if Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that the Contest is not capable of executing as Sponsor intended, or that any error, omission, fraud, technical failure, tampering, computer virus, or other factor, technical or otherwise, beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control, impairs or may impair Sponsor’s ability to properly conduct the Contest, subject to any applicable law or regulation. 

In the event of any inconsistency between these Official Rules and any disclosure or other statement contained in any Contest-related materials, these Official Rules will govern.

DISPUTES: Any dispute arising from this Contest will be determined according to the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its conflict of law principles, and by entering the entrants consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in New York County and agree that such courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, you agree that any dispute or claim against Disney Destinations, LLC arising out of or connected

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