LIONEL RICHIE CONTEST PHL17 WPHL-TV OFFICIAL RULES
1. TO ENTER:
(a) You must be 21 years of age or older and a legal resident of Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Delaware. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest begins Monday, April 16, 2012 and ends at 8:59AM EST on Friday, May 14, 2012 (the "Contest Period").
(b) To enter log onto www.PHL17.com, and click on the contest link and follow the contest instructions. Entrants must complete the on-line entry form in its entirety. Entry must include Entrant's full address (including city, state and zip code); (D) daytime phone number; and (E) mobile number (F) Age (G) e-mail address and (H) photo.
(c) Limit one entry per person and per e-mail address; subsequent entries from a single person e-mail address will be discarded or deleted. Entrants must use their own name. Except as required under the rules, copies or other mechanical reproductions, facsimiles, entries containing technical or electronic reproductions, entries containing attached files are not eligible and will be rejected. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, incomplete, damaged, illegible, late, or misdirected entries, or for errors in mechanical transmission, technical difficulties or inability to transmit Internet entries.
2. SELECTION OF WINNERS:
(a) Entry Period (i) Monday, April 16, 2012 at 6:00AM EST to Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST. Limit one entry per person and per e-mail address; subsequent entries from a single person e-mail address will be discarded or deleted. Additional entries by the same e-mail address or household shall be dismissed. Entries must be received by April 29, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST. Entries received after the entry deadline will be disqualified.
(b) At the conclusion of the "entry period" a panel of three judges comprised of WPHL staff will evaluate each entry and award points based on (i) originality, (ii) creativity, and (iii) composition. Additional points awarded on caption comments based on (i) creativity (ii) cleverness. Thirty (30) photo submissions that score the highest will be selected and tentatively declared a finalist, subject to eligibility verification and compliance with these rules.
(c) Voting Period. Beginning on or about Monday, April 30, 2012 and ending Friday, Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST, (the "Voting Period"), all members of the public 18 years of age or older as of the date the "Entry Period" commences will be invited to go online and cast votes for any and all of the valid photo submissions of the chosen semi-finalists, posted on PHL17.com. Voting is unlimited during the "Voting Period" and voters will have to provide certain information in connection with the vote, including name, age, and email.
(d) Winner Selection. (i) The top vote-getter after the end of the "Voting Period" (Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST) will be tentatively declared the Grand Prize Winner, subject to eligibility verification and compliance with the rules. (ii) Winner will be notified by telephone on or about Monday, May 14, 2012 and must acknowledge notification on or before 5:00PM EST Monday, May 21, 2012, by calling (215)883-3350. If the Grand Prize Winner cannot be reached by telephone or fails to respond to the notification, by 5:00 PM EST Monday, May 21, 2012, is found to be ineligible, or otherwise fails to comply with these Official Rules, that entrant shall be disqualified and the entrant whose photo submission received the next-highest number of votes shall be declared the Grand Prize Winner, subject to successful notification, eligibility verification and compliance with these rules.
Subject to eligibility verification, one (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive one (1) Lionel Richie CD, titled "Tuskegee"; one (1) Photo book; and one (1) trip-for-two to Nashville courtesy of Southwest Vacations Airlines. Approximate Retail Value of the Grand Prize is: $3,500. The actual ARV may vary depending on dates and times of travel, airfare fluctuations and hotel charges at the time of travel. Any difference between the actual value and the stated ARV will not be awarded.
*Independent Contractor. The parties are acting as independent contractors with respect to each other. Neither party undertakes by this Agreement, or otherwise, to perform any obligation of the other party. Neither party shall be construed as an employee, agent, legal representative, partner or joint venture of the other, or acting as the agent of the other in any respect, all other provisions of this Agreement, notwithstanding. Neither party shall have the authority to contract for or bind the other in any manner and shall not represent itself as an agent of the other party or as otherwise authorized to act for or on behalf of the other party. For the latest information on U.S. Passports: Please visit www.travel.state.gov
Prize Disclaimer: Not included are the mandatory U.S. and foreign departure taxes, airport fees, and trip insurance which are paid by the winner prior to travel.
First Prize Winners:
Subject to eligibility verification, four (4) First Prize Winners will each receive a copy of the Lionel Richie's CD titled "Tuskegee" and a Photo book. Approximate Retail Value: $50.00.
Second Prize Winners:
Subject to eligibility verification, twenty five (25) Second Prize Winners will each reach receive a copy of the Lionel Richie's CD titled "Tuskegee." Approximate Retail Value: $20.00.
4. CLEARANCE & PERMISSIONS:
By entering, each entrant confirms that he/she is the owner of the copyright in the submitted photo and the photos are their own original creations, have not been previously published, do not violate the rights of any other person or company (including but not limited to any privacy or copyright rights), do not defame, libel, slander anyone or any entity, do not contain offensive, indecent, vulgar, obscene or profane content. If the photograph depicts a readily identifiable person, the entrant must submit the name, address, and phone number of each person who is readily identifiable in the picture. This information may be used to contact the subject of the submitted photo if Sponsor deems necessary prior to publication. Persons depicted in a photo submission may be required to execute a Photo Release and Waiver of Liability prior to publication; and if an executed release is required by Sponsor, failure to provide same will result in disqualification. Photos that do not comply with these rules shall be disqualified. Contest is limited to amateur photographers only, and an amateur is defined as an individual earning 10 percent or less of their income from photography.
5. CONDITIONS & RESTRICTIONS:
(a) Entrants agree Sponsors have the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from this Contest and that its decision is final and binding. Except where prohibited by law, entrants agree to allow use of their name, voice, photograph, likeness, biographical information and any information provided on entry form or photo, in any medium of communication now known or hereafter discovered, including without limitation, print, Internet, radio and/or television and for any purpose, including advertising, promotional or other purposes, by Sponsor and/or its affiliates, without additional compensation, notice, review or approval. The parents or legal guardians of the subject(s) of any photo submission who is under 18 years of age may be asked for permission to use such individual's name, voice, photograph, likeness, biographical information and any information provided on entry form, in any medium of communication now known or hereafter discovered, including without limitation, print, Internet, radio and/or television and for any purpose, including advertising, promotional or other purposes, by Sponsor and/or its affiliates, without additional compensation, notice, review or approval.
(b) By participating in this Contest, you agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of Sponsors, and you hereby forever and irrevocably release, indemnify and holds harmless each of the Sponsors and their officers, directors, employees, representatives, agents, shareholders, successors and assigns, from any liability, claims, demands, judgments, proceedings, causes of action, lawsuits, injuries, death, costs, expenses or damages, due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including but not limited to death) or property of any kind, arising from, resulting from, or in connection with, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the Contest and any element or activity thereof, the entrant's participation in, entry in, or in ability to enter the Contest, or any Contest-related activity, or the entrant's acceptance, use, misuse, inability to use, possession, travel related to, or defect of any prize, or any violation of entrants privacy, publicity, personal and proprietary rights, or the collection, use and/or sharing of entrant's personally identifiable information by Sponsor or its designees; any change in the prizing (or any components thereof) due to unavailability, business or creative considerations, or due to reasons beyond Sponsor's control, any late, lost, stolen, mutilated, misdirected, illegible, delayed, garbled, corrupted, destroyed, incomplete, undeliverable or damaged entries, any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of the Contest Entities, or any of their agents or employees, lost, stolen, damaged, delayed, or misdirected baggage, lost, late, stolen, misdirected, damaged or destroyed prizing (or any element thereof), and any typographical errors in these Official Rules or any Contest promotional materials.
Winners agree to appear on-air if requested by PHL17 WPHL-TV. The Winners may be required to complete a W9 form an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release form (to be provided by the Sponsor); and all other additional release forms or paperwork required by the Sponsor and/or Sponsor Affiliates. Each Winner will receive a 1099 tax form reflecting the actual value of any prize valued at $600 or more.
(c ) Sponsors shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotel, or any other persons or entities
providing any of the Prize elements or services.
6. PRIZE RESTRICTIONS:
(a) Prizes are non-transferable, non-negotiable and (except as provided by their terms) not redeemable for cash, credit or merchandise. If any prize becomes unavailable for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable value. Returned or unclaimed prizes will be forfeited and no alternate winners will be selected. Winners are solely responsible for all axes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use, as well as for any costs that are not expressly stated herein . Prize Winners will be contacted via telephone by a representative from PHL17 and will be given specific information regarding prize redemption. Winner must present valid government issued proof of identification, and shall have a valid passport if so required for purposes of the travel. Only one Prize will be awarded per person and per household.
(b) Trips are valid and must be taken within one year of the contest end date. All prize-related travel arrangements shall be administered by Sponsors' authorized designee. Peak travel dates are not available. Blackout dates apply. Trips cannot be extended beyond validity dates. No portion of the trip is refundable or transferable. Once booked, trip cannot be changed. Trip is not redeemable for cash. Prize Winners and his or her travel companion(s) will be required to travel on identical itineraries including the same departure date and return date. If the prize winner elects to travel or partake in a prize trip with no travel companion(s), no additional compensation shall be awarded to the prize winner. All airline tickets issued in conjunction with the prize are not eligible for upgrades, frequent flyer miles or any other promotional benefit. Sponsors will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates or similar items once they are in the prize winner's possession, or in the possession of the prize winner's travel companion. Prize travel is subject to capacity controls, availability, blackout dates and certain other restrictions. Travel must be roundtrip. Sponsors will determine airline and flight itinerary in their sole discretion. Any unclaimed and/or unused prize travel package or element thereof will be forfeited by prize winner and will remain the property of Sponsors. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in these official rules and those set forth by Sponsors' air travel prize supplier, as detailed in the passenger ticket contract issued by such supplier.
(d) Other than the elements of the Prizes specifically described in these Official Rules, Winners shall be responsible for all other expenses and arrangements connected with their Prizes, including, but not limited to, local/ground transportation to/from Philadelphia International airport, sightseeing or entertainment other than defined in the Prizes and all other incidental expenses connected with the Prizes. Prizes include only those features specified herein.
Prizes are awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied, by Sponsors.
7. ELIGIBILITY: Contest is not open to employees of Sponsors or any other media companies in the WPHL viewing area, or their immediate family members, or to employees or immediate family of any of Sponsors' affiliated companies, licensees, advertising or promotional agencies. Any member of a household that has been awarded a prize in any other contest or Contest offered by PHL17 in the thirty days prior to the commencement of this Contest is ineligible.
8. WINNERS LIST: For a list of winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope after October 20, 2010 to: List of Winners, "Lionel Richie Contest", PHL17 WPHL-TV, 5001 Wynnefield Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131. Requests for winners' names must be
received by October 7, 2011.
9. INTERNET: If for any reason the Internet portion of this Contest is not capable of running as planned, or if the Internet portion of this Contest or any website associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper playing of the Internet portion of this Contest and processing of entries in accordance with these rules, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in the Sponsors' sole opinion, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Internet portion of this Contest, the Sponsors reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Internet portion of this Contest. If such cancellation, termination, modification, or suspension occurs, notification will be posted at the Contest website. ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE FAIR AND LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE CONTEST. Contest rules shall be governed and enforced pursuant to Pennsylvania law, excluding choice of law provisions.
10. SPONSORS: Contest is sponsored by WPHL (TV) 5001 Wynnefield Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19131.