ABC7 Cherry Blossom Photo Contest rules
THE ABC 7 CHERRY BLOSSOM PHOTO CONTEST
MARCH 20, 2012– APRIL 27, 2012
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
Do I need to purchase anything to participate in this Contest?
No purchase is necessary to enter or win this Contest. Purchase will not improve an entrant’s chances of winning.
Who is conducting this Contest? Allbritton Communications Company (“Sponsor”) is conducting this Contest on TV station WJLA-TV (hereinafter referred to as “Station”).
Who can participate in this Contest?
Individuals who are:
• 21 years of age or older at time entry into the Contest; and
• legal residents of and physically located in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Who cannot participate in this Contest?
Individuals or their Family/Household members who:
• live or receive Station’s signal (e.g. satellite retransmission) outside the viewing area;
• are employed by Sponsor, promotional companies and advertising agencies involved with this Contest (or their affiliates or subsidiaries); or
• are employed by other radio, television, print media operations in the Station’s market (or their affiliates or subsidiaries).
• “Family Members” include: spouses, parents, children and siblings. “Household Members” include persons living at the same street address, either full or part time, whether or not they are legally related.
When will this Contest begin and end?
This Contest will be conducted March 20, 2012 through April 27, 2012.
How can I participate in this Contest?
Log on to wjla.com. Click onto the photo gallery and choose your favorite photo. The actual voting will take place on April 2, 2012 by e-mailing your favorite at ABC7Cherryblossomphotocontest@gmail.com.
What do the winners (“Winners”) receive?
One (1) winner will receive a Peter Max poster valued at about $100 and a gift pack estimated at about $50.
What are the odds of winning this Contest?
The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the designated entry period.
How and when will winners be notified?
One (1) winner will be notified by email address or other available contact information listed on entry after April 3.
Will winners be responsible for paying taxes on the prize?
Other than expressly stated in prize descriptions in these Rules, the reporting and payment of all federal, state, local, and/or other taxes, without limitation, including income taxes, incurred by acceptance and/or use of the prize(s) are sole responsibility of the winners. Winners will each receive a 1099 form from the Sponsor for the total approximate retail value, as stated herein, of the prize he/she won in the calendar year it was won.
What are the responsibilities of a Prize Winner?
The Prize Winners (and their respective travel guest(s)) will each be required to provide:
• Signed Acknowledgement, Waiver, Indemnification and Releases.
• Current government issued photo Identification (eg: passport, driver’s license, etc)
• Other documentation Sponsor may require
• The winners will each have one (1) business day after he/she is announced as a potential winner to claim his/her Prize. Only the individual who is declared the winner may claim the Prize.
Under what conditions will a potential Prize winner be disqualified and an alternate winner selected?
• if he/she cannot be reached after a reasonable effort has been made during five (5) business days from the day of notification;
• if he/she is found to be ineligible;
• if his/her prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable; or
• if he/she does not comply with these Rules
What else do I need to know about this Contest?
This Contest is subject to the following additional rules:
1. Prize Limits. A person may win this Contest only once and only one (1) winner per household is permitted. Persons are eligible to win a prize from Sponsor valued in excess of Six Hundred Dollars ($600) only once per every twelve (12) months.
2. Prize Substitutions. Prizes may not be redeemed, exchanged or otherwise substituted. No partial acceptance, transfer of prizes or cash redemptions permitted by Winners.
3. Sponsor Decisions. Decisions of Sponsor with respect to this Contest shall be final in all regards. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change, alter and/or modify these rules at any time, including the substitution of a prize of equal or greater value. Such change, alteration and/or modification shall become effective upon the broadcast of the same by Sponsor.
4. Privacy. Any personal information supplied by entrants will be subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policies and terms of service posted at its website. Sponsor has the right to modify, use in perpetuity on any media, assign to any third parties and or dispose of entries. Once submitted, entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.
5. Promotional Use of Winner’s Identity. By participating in this Contest, Winners grant Sponsor and its designees permission to use winners’ names, pictures, likenesses, biographical information, statements, addresses (city and state) and/or voices in any manner for any marketing, advertising or promotions, whether telecast, published, or used in other medium (including but not limited to posting on the web), and to maintain such names, pictures, likenesses and/or voices in a database for future use, all without additional remuneration, all to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor will not provide any personally identifying information of minors, regardless of its source, to any third party without the express written consent of minor’s parent/legal guardian.
6. Technical Problems. Neither Sponsor nor its agents and representatives shall be responsible for:
• any technical difficulties including, but not limited to lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, garbled phone calls, limited calling, dropped lines, busy phone lines, computer error or any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, illegible or mutilated correspondence, inability to access Contest via the Internet due to hardware, software compatibility, server and/or any other condition beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor;
• cancellation, pre-emption, non-broadcast or out-of-normal-timeslot telecast, in whole or in part, of any program containing a Contest element and Sponsor may choose, at its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend Contest, or any portion thereof, due to such occurrences; or
• inability of the online portion of the Contest to run as originally planned, including tampering or infection by computer virus. Sponsor at its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Internet portion of the Contest and conduct any or all drawings from all salvageable eligible entries received.
7. Contest Cancellation/Suspension. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Contest in the event Sponsor cannot preserve the security or proper administration of this Contest, or for any other reason in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. In case of a dispute over the identity of the entrant who submitted a selected Internet entry (if applicable), Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to deem the owner of the email account (as indicated on Internet service provider records) to be the entrant. ABC 7 will not be liable if there is a delay in the release (or non-event) from Apple.
8. Trademarks. Any trademarks, tradenames, and/or tradestyles used in this Contest are the sole property of the respective owners of such trademarks, tradenames, and/or tradestyles and are used herein solely for identification purposes.
9. Legal Preemption. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and to these Rules. This Contest is void where prohibited by law.
10. Acknowledgements. By participating, entrants agree:
• to be bound by these Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor (or their designated representative), which are final and binding in all respects and to waive any right to claim ambiguity with the Rules;
• to waive any right to claim ambiguity with these Rules;
• to indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Contest;
• to release all right to bring a claim, action, or proceeding against the Sponsor;
• to acknowledge that Sponsor has neither made nor is in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relating to any prize and does not warrant, guarantee or in any way assure, vouch for or underwrite the work or any product associated with a prize including, but not limited to, merchantability, material, manufacture, workmanship, design, fitness for any particular purpose, value, condition, operation or performance;
• that Sponsor shall have no responsibility or liability in connection with disputes over procedures or with respect to use of any prizes (including property loss, damage, personal injury, or death);
• that any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law;
• that Sponsor is not responsible for multiple entries, entries that are entered by other than human means or by other mechanical means or for entries that are late (including delayed data transmissions), tampered with, illegible, mutilated, forged, mechanically duplicated, mass machine printed, postage due, misdirected, incomplete, destroyed, lost, photocopied entries or entries otherwise not in compliance with these Rules and such entries will be disqualified;
• that if, for any reason, the online portion of the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, such as tampering or infection by computer virus, Sponsor at its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Internet portion of the Contest and conduct any or all drawings from all salvageable eligible entries received;
• that the Sponsor is not responsible or liable for any injury or damage to an entrant’s or third person’s computer and/or its contents, related to or resulting from any part of this Contest; and
• that in no event shall Sponsor be liable for any special, incidental or consequential damages associated with the Contest.
11. Acknowledgement/Waiver/Indemnification/Release. Winners (and their respective travel guest(s) shall each be required to execute an Acknowledgement, Waiver, Indemnification and Release prior to his or her receipt of such Prize.
12. Rules/Winners List. Official Rules will be posted on the Sponsor’s website during the Contest period. To receive a copy of the Official Rules or the Name of the winners, send a self-addressed envelope to the ABC7 Cherry Blossom photo contest; WJLA-TV, 1100 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, Virginia 22209.
WINNER’S ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, WAIVER, INDEMNIFICATION AND RELEASE
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. I have read and understand or have had explained to me the official rules and regulations concerning the attached contest promotion, and declare that I have complied fully with all of its associated rules.
I further declare that, at the time of my entry, I was _____ years of age, a resident of _________________________, and that neither I, nor any member of my Family/Household, was/is an employee of the Sponsor, promotional companies, advertiser or their agencies, subsidiaries, affiliates involved with this contest or other media in the Station’s market.
I understand that I am responsible for all taxes of any type associated with my prize.
WAIVER. I hereby for myself and/or my heirs, personal representatives and assigns, completely and forever release, waive and discharge Sponsor, its promotional partners and advertisers and their agencies involved with this contest promotion, and each such party’s respective affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, shareholders, directors, officers, agents, employees, successors, assigns, consultants and representatives (collectively, the “Sponsor Affiliates”), from any and all claims, actions, suits, costs, losses, expenses, demands, damages and/or other liabilities, known or unknown, absolute or contingent, and whether or not fixed, which I ever had, now have or might in the future have against any of the Sponsor Affiliates (including, but not limited to, the costs and expenses of experts, consultants and attorneys), resulting in any manner from and/or by reason of my participation in this contest promotion and/or my receipt and use of such Prize, including any future use (collectively, “Claims”);
INDEMNIFICATION. I also agree to protect, indemnify, hold harmless, and defend the Sponsor Affiliates, from and against any and all Claims arising out of or relating to: (1) my participation in this contest promotion; and/or (2) my possession/acceptance and/or use/misuse of such Prize, including any future use including, but not limited to, the, cancellations and/or delays or any change by any transportation carrier(s), lodging facilities, or other company or any other persons providing any of components of the prize for the winner; and
RELEASE. I hereby agree to allow Sponsor and its designees to use my name, picture, likeness, biographical information, voice, any statement made during interviews, and address (city and state) in any manner for any marketing, advertising or promotions, whether telecast, published, or used in other medium (including but not limited to posting on the web), and to maintain such name, picture, likeness and/or voice in a database for future use, all without additional remuneration, all to the fullest extent permitted by law in conjunction with my acceptance and use of said prize.
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