Thank you for your interest in this contest organized by NYX Professional Make Up (the “Sponsor”), a brand belonging to L’OREAL MIDDLE EAST FZE, whose registered office is located Down Town Jebel Ali, POBox 16924 Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Participation in this Contest constitutes participant’s full, irrevocable and unconditional approval of these Terms and Conditions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Contest.


The 2017 Arabia Face Awards Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents in the GGC and Levant countries who are at least 15 years of age at the date of entry. Anyone under 18 years old must have consent of a parent/legal guardian. The parent/ legal guardian must agree to the enforceability of these Terms and Conditions.

Potential winners are subject to verification of eligibility and identity per these Terms and Conditions, which may include a background check and completion of any documentation required by the Sponsor to complete such background check, the results of which must be completely satisfactory as determined by the Sponsor at its sole discretion. Finalists must have a valid passport and a visa to enter Dubai, UAE and the United States. Additional eligibility requirements apply for Finalists, as described below.

In the event of a dispute as to any uploaded video the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the participant and must comply with these Terms and Conditions. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned with an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each participant may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.


a) Video Challenge #1

Watch the Challenge #1 Announcement video and follow the directions to create and upload a video in response to Challenge #1, which best exemplifies your talent as a Makeup Blogger. Then visit and follow instructions to complete and submit the registration form (the “Registration Form”) , including your name, phone number, valid email address, valid home address and the link to both your YouTube video and Instagram picture upload with the tag ‘#arabiafaceawards’ in the caption.

By participating in this contest and agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, each participant represents and warrants that he or she is the person listed in the Registration Form.

Your video may not exceed ten (10) minutes. You may make up your own face or use a model; if you use a model, your model must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and agrees these Terms and Conditions. You may use any cosmetic products you would like; however brand names and logos of products other than the Sponsor’s must not be displayed in your video. Your use of or reference to Sponsor’s products will not positively impact the Winner Determination process described below in Section 6.

Per the dates/times listed in the Section 4 below, all potential participants must submit a video containing thematic content to be determined by the Sponsor and satisfying the video requirements specified below. The top twenty (20) videos selected by the Sponsor will proceed to Video Challenge #2

b) Video Challenge #2

The twenty (20) participants selected after the first challenge must be prepared to participate in two (2) additional video challenges, as described below, for a chance to be one of six (6) finalists participating in the award ceremony in Dubai, UAE.

Each video challenge requires participant to submit a video consistent with the surprise theme to be determined and announced by Sponsor online at at the opening of each challenge period.

Per the dates/times listed in the Section 4 below, the twenty (20) participants must submit a video containing thematic content to be determined by the Sponsor and satisfying the video requirements specified below. Public voting per the dates/times noted in Section 5 will be conducted at The top six (6) videos with the most votes proceed to Video Challenge #3 and will be deemed the potential Finalists.

c) Video Challenge #3

The final video will be produced by the Sponsor. Therefore, per the dates/times listed in the Section 4, the six (6) finalists must travel to Dubai, UAE (or any other date specified by the Sponsor) to shoot the Meet and Greet video with the influencers and their final video. They will be provided the following:

  • A paid two-three night stay;
  • Economy-class round-trip airfare or other transportation (as selected by the Sponsor) from a major airport near the Finalist’s home (airport and airline or other transportation selected by the Sponsor at its sole discretion); and
  • All other expenses not specified above including, but not limited to, all other meals, beverages, gratuities, incidentals, taxes, other ground transportation.

d) Final judging event

The six (6) finalists partaking in Challenge #3 are required to travel to Dubai, UAE to shoot the Award Ceremony. They will be provided the following:

  • A paid one-two night stay;
  • Economy-class round-trip airfare or other transportation (as selected by Sponsor) from a major airport near the Finalist’s home (airport and airline or other transportation selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion; and
  • All other expenses not specified above including, but not limited to, all other meals, beverages, gratuities, incidentals, taxes, other ground transportation.


For Video Challenge #3 and final judging event travels, Final actual value at time of booking and travel may be substantially more or less depending on point of origin and ticket availability. Any additional fees or penalties incurred as a consequence of any changes made to any travel arrangements after they are booked that are made at the request of a Finalist are at the sole responsibility and cost of such Finalists.

All Finalists are solely responsible for obtaining any necessary travel documents, including photo identification, visas and/or passports. Sponsor does not provide travel or other insurance.

The travels will take into account L’Oréal Middle East FZE Travel Policy.


a) YouTube account

To participate in the Contest you must have a non-private YouTube account. If you do not have a YouTube account, go to and create an account according to the instructions on the website. Creating an account is free and you may be asked to agree to the terms of service and privacy policy of the relevant platform.

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with YouTube. If you choose to enter using your mobile phone, standard data fees may apply. See your wireless provider for pricing plan details.

b) Video Guidelines and Content Restrictions

By uploading your video (herein referred to as your ”Video”), you agree that it conforms to the Video Guidelines and Content Restrictions defined below and that the Sponsor, at its sole discretion, may remove your Video and disqualify you from the Contest if it believes that your Video fails to conform to the Video Guidelines and Content Restrictions.

i) Video guidelines

  • The Video formats must complies with YouTube guidelines: avi, flv, mov, mp4, mpeg4, mpegps, 3gpp, webM, or wmv format;
  • The Video must meet YouTube’s Terms of Service at and its Community Guidelines at;

ii) Content Restrictions

  • Participant may not make any claims or beliefs (positive or negative) about any product or its performance;
  • Participant may not make any statement about a brand other than Sponsor’s (including mere reference of its use);
  • Product logos and brand names other than Sponsor’s may not be displayed;
  • Participant must have permission from model used (if any) to agree to use his/her likeness and/or name in the Video and to grant the rights set forth herein. If requested, participant must be able to provide such permissions in a form acceptable to the Sponsor;
  • The Video must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;
  • The Video must not disparage the Sponsor or any other person or party;
  • The Video must not contain brand names or trademarks other than those owned by the Sponsor, which participant has a limited license to use to incorporate in his/her Video in this Contest;
  • The Video must not contain any content not created by the participant;
  • The Video must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
  • The Video must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age; and The Video must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any territory or Country where the Video is created.
  • The Video must use copyrights-free music from online music libraries.

c) Original video free of copyright

The Videos must be the original work of the participant, may not have been previously published (with the exception of the Submission Video), may not have won previous awards, and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. If the Video contains any material or elements that are not owned by the participant, and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the participant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the Video, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Video by the Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Terms and Conditions, including, without limitation, name and likeness permissions from any person who appears in or is identifiable in the Video. The Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to the Sponsor from any participant at any time. Failure to provide such proof may, if requested, render the Video null and void. By submitting a Video, participant warrants and represents that he/she and any persons appearing or who are identifiable in the Video consent to the Video and use of the Video in the Contest and to its use as otherwise set forth herein.

By submitting a Video, participant acknowledges and agrees that the Sponsor may obtain many Videos in connection with this Contest and/or other contests staged and/or promoted by the Sponsor, and that such Videos may be similar or identical in theme, idea, format or other respects to other Videos submitted in connection with this Contest and/or other contests sponsored by the Sponsor or submitted for other reasons or other materials developed by the Sponsor. Participant waives any and all claims participant may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future, that any Video and/or other works accepted, reviewed and/or used by the participant may be similar to his/her Video, or that any compensation is due to participant in connection with such Video or other works used by the Sponsor.

d) Limited number of submitted videos

Each participant may upload one (1) Video for each Phase:

  • Submission/Video Challenge #1
  • Video Challenge #2
  • Video Challenge #3

Videos received from any person, email address or YouTube account in excess of the stated limit will be void. Videos generated by script, macro or other automated means are void.

e) Limited number of vote per e-mail

Three (3) votes per e-mail address and per person, each day (midnight to midnight UTC+4:00) as noted in the dates below.

Multiple votes received from any person or email address in excess of the stated number will be void. Any attempt by any Semi-Finalist or voter to obtain more than the stated number of votes by any fraudulent or inappropriate means, including without limitation, offering prizes or other inducements to members of the public as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, by using any automated program, by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods, will void those votes for the participant’s Videos and participant may be disqualified as determined by the Sponsor at its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to revise the vote counts should the voting as a whole appear to have been tampered with or manipulated in significant way.


Uploading a Video constitutes participant’s consent to give the Sponsor and its affiliates a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such Video or any other content (the “Content”)performed or created by the participant in the framework of this Contest, including among other, videos, pictures, draws, portraits, participant’s information as name, city, likeness and any other information, personal attributes in connection with the Contest.

The Sponsor and its affiliates may use this Content in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes. If requested, the participant will sign any documentation that may be required for the Sponsor or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights participant is granting to use the Content.
The participant acknowledges and irrevocably agrees that by participating, the use or publication of his/her Content won’t give him/her any entitlement whatsoever for financial compensation from the Sponsor.

By submitting Content, participant agrees that the Sponsor is not responsible for any unauthorized use of the Content by third parties. The Sponsor does not guarantee the posting of any Content. Participants agree that they will not use the Content for any other purpose, including, without limitation, posting the Content to any online social networks, without the express consent of the Sponsor in each instance.


If the participant passes the first Challenge, he/she hereby agrees to attend and be photographed/ filmed at:

  • The shooting of Challenge 3 (Dubai, UAE);
  • The judging event for winner reveal (Dubai, UAE); and
  • ِA trip to Los Angeles, California.

For the sake of clarity, the participant hereby acknowledges that his/her future attendance at the events as defined above, is a prerequisite condition to participate in this Contest.


The Contest begins on June 11 2017 at 12:00PM (UTC+4:00), ends on Septemner 10 2017 (the “Contest Period”), and consists of three (3) phases as set forth in the chart below. All dates are tentative and subject to change at any given time by the Sponsor.

PHASE Start Date***
(UCT +04:00)
(UCT +04:00)
Teaser & Promo June 4 2017 @ 02:00pm June 10 2017 @ 11:59 PM
Promo Video June 11 2017 @ 02:00pm June 22 2017 @ 11:59 PM
Challenge #1 June 23 2017 @ 02:00pm July 31 2017 @ 11:59 PM All eligible entrants
Challenge #2 July 31 2017 @ 02:00pm August 14 2017 @ 11:59 PM TOP 20 invited by Sponsors
– PUBLIC VOTING – August 15 2017 @ 11:59 PM August 17 2017 @ 11:59 PM TOP 20 participants
Challenge #3 August 17 2017 TBC TBC TOP 6 invited by Sponsors
2017 Arabia Face Awards Finale Event September 10 2017 TBC September 10 2017 TBC TOP 6 invited by Sponsors

* TOP 6 must be prepared to fly on August 17 2017 (TBC)
** TOP 6 must be prepared to fly on September 10 2017 (TBC)
***The above timeline is subject to change. Kindly check the website regularly.


Winners will be determined by the following process: First, the Sponsor will select the top twenty (20) Videos based on objective judging criteria listed below. Then, the top twenty (20) must participate in Challenge #2 as described above for a chance to be one of six (6) finalists in the Final Judging Phase to select the potential Grand Prize winner based on the judging criteria. The full process is described below.

a) From Challenge #1 to Challenge #2

Initial Judging Phase: During the Initial Judging Phase, a panel of qualified judges determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion will score all eligible Videos based on the following Judging Criteria:

  • 25% Creativity of the look;
  • 25% Presentation/Educational value of the tutorial;
  • 25% Artistry in makeup application;
  • 25% Quality of the video production;

The twenty (20) participants with the highest scores will be deemed the TOP 20. In the event of a tie, the participant whose Video received the highest score for “creativity of the look” as determined by the qualified judges, at their sole discretion, will be deemed the applicable participant to move onto the next challenge. Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than twenty (20) entrants, if, at its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Videos.

The twenty (20) Videos will be published on the Contest Web page at along with each participant’s name and city. The twenty (20) selected participants will be notified by email or phone, using information provided on the Registration Form.

b) From Challenge #2 to Challenge #3

After the second Video Challenge, there will be a public voting period. The Videos with the most votes as follows will proceed to the third challenge. The number of participants will be reduced to six (6) participants.
During the Public Voting Phase, as noted in the dates/times in the Section 5 above, the TOP 20’s Videos will be posted for public voting at Public to vote for the Videos they believe is the best.
As described above, the videos with the most online votes will continue to the third challenge. In the event of a tie, the participant who received his/her final vote first will be the applicable Finalist.

c) From Challenge #3 to final judging event

A panel of qualified judges determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion will review and score the submissions. The Finalist with the highest-scoring Video will be deemed the potential Grand Prize winner. The Sponsor reserves the right to not select a Grand Prize winner, at its sole discretion if it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Videos.


Potential Finalists will be notified by email or phone using contact information provided on the Registration Form.
The potential Finalists will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release and where not prohibited Publicity Release, which must be received by the Sponsor within seven (7) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize. The potential Finalists will be confirmed upon Sponsor’s satisfaction of the requirements. If a potential Finalist cannot be contacted, fails to execute and return the Affidavit of Eligibility and Release and Publicity Release or provide any other requested information within the required time period (as applicable), does not comply with these Terms and Conditions, or notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Finalists forfeits the prize. If a potential Finalist is disqualified for any reason, the applicable prize may be awarded to a runner-up, if any, at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

7. GRAND PRIZE FOR WINNER OF 2017 Arabia Face Awards
  • 50,000 SAR;
  • 300+ 2017 Arabia Face Awards, as determined by the Sponsor; and
  • A trip to Los Angeles, California.


Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by the Sponsor. The actual value of may vary based on point of departure. Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded. Trip must be taken on dates specified by the Sponsor or prize will be forfeited and the Sponsor will have no further obligation to such winner. The Sponsor reserves right to change dates. Travel must be made through the Sponsor’s agent, on a carrier of the Sponsor’s choice. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but the Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Winners are responsible for all applicable federal, state, province or territory and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All prize details are at the Sponsor’s sole discretion.


The participant agrees to hold harmless and indemnify the Sponsor and its affiliates, officers, agents, employees, advertisers, licensors, suppliers or partners from and against any claim arising from or in any way related to:

  • the participant’s breach of this Terms and Conditions; and/or
  • his/her model’s breach of this Terms and Conditions.

By receipt of any prize, winners agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, YouTube LLC, Ykone and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.


9.1. The participant expressly acknowledges that any logo, material or related intellectual property right published, used or created by the Sponsor or an affiliated entity shall belong exclusively to the Sponsor or to the affiliated entity and may not use in any way whatsoever such logo, material or intellectual property right without the Sponsor written consent.

9.2. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled Videos or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of Videos, the announcement of the prize, the incorrect uploading of the photo or in any Contest-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the website.

Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Contest or website, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Terms and Conditions, as solely determined by the Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated Videos will be void. Should any portion of the Contest be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or Video, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winner[s] from all eligible, non-suspect Video received prior to action taken using the judging procedure outlined above. Submissions or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Released Parties are not responsible for any unauthorized third party use of any Submission. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

9.3 The Sponsor will be collecting personal data about participants online, in accordance with its privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”). Please review the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy at By participating in the Contest, participants hereby agree to the Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.


The Participant irrevocably agrees by participating that this Contest and these Terms and Conditions will be governed by the laws of the Emirate of Dubai, and any dispute will be subjects to the exclusive jurisdiction of the court of Dubai.