CRASH THE PARTIES CONTEST 2016
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AMENDMENT TO CRASH THE PARTIES CONTEST 2016 OFFICIAL RULES
This Amendment is dated April 22, 2016, and amends the Crash the Parties Contest 2016 Official Rules (the “Contest Rules”).
The first sentence of Section 2 of the Contest Rules is hereby deleted in its entirety and replaced by the following:
This Promotion is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients (as determined by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) who are over the age of 18 and under the age of 34 at the time of entry into the Promotion.
Except as amended by this Amendment, all the other provisions in the Contest Rules apply. This Amendment is deemed incorporated into and made a part of the Contest Rules.
DESCRIPTION: The Crash the Parties Contest (the “Promotion”) is designed to give entrants the opportunity to submit a proposed video to Sponsor showing why the entrant should be a media personality representing Latino Millennials at the 2016 Democratic National Convention (“DNC”) or the 2016 Republican National Convention (“RNC”). The Prizes will be awarded to the entrants who submit the best entries as determined in accordance with these Official Rules. Sponsor’s decisions will be final in all matters relating to the Promotion and winner eligibility. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected entries, all of which are void. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized individual account holder of the account associated with the winning entry in order to be awarded a prize.
HOW TO ENTER: To enter, visit www.crashtheparties16.com (the “Contest Webpage”) and follow the onscreen instructions to submit your information, your preference regarding attendance at the DNC or RNC and a short video to Sponsor (collectively, a “Submission”). Submissions may be made beginning at 12:01 AM Pacific Time (“PT”) on March 31, 2016 and ending at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (“PT”) on May 15, 2016 (“Submission Period”). Sponsor’s clock is the official timekeeper for the Promotion.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Each Submission must also comply with the following:
A. Each Submission must meet the Contest Webpage’s technical requirements for uploading. Any Submission that fails to meet the Contest Webpage’s technical requirements or Sponsor’s specifications may be disqualified at any time in Sponsor’s sole and unfettered discretion.
B. The Submission must be your own original work, created solely by you, and must not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights of any person or entity.
C. Submissions that are lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, obscene, non-family-friendly or Submissions that otherwise contain irrelevant or inappropriate content or objectionable material may not be submitted and may be removed at any time in Sponsor’s sole and unfettered discretion.
D. You may not be, nor may you work with parties in conjunction with your Submissions who are: 1) represented under contract (e.g., by a talent agent or manager) that would limit or impair Sponsor’s ability to display your Submission in any media form; or 2) under any other contractual relationship, including but not limited to guild and/or union memberships, that may prevent Sponsor from being able to use the Submissions worldwide in all media in perpetuity on a royalty-free basis, without any payment or fee obligations.
Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and unfettered discretion to disqualify any Submission that it believes violates or potentially violates any of the foregoing requirements or otherwise fails to comply with any provision of these Official Rules or the Contest Webpage’s terms of service (as applicable). The decision of the Sponsor on this and all matters pertaining to the Promotion shall be final and binding.
A. PHASE TWO: From 12:00AM PT on May 16, 2016 through 11:59PM PT on May 31, 2016, registered users of the Contest Webpage will be able to visit the Contest Webpage and vote no more than once per day per category (DNC and RNC) for the displayed Submission of their choice. The ten (10) Submissions [five (5) from the DNC preference pool and five (5) from the RNC preference pool] with the highest number of unique legitimate votes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, will be deemed potential Finalists, subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. In the event of a tie, the Submission among tied Submissions that was received earlier by Sponsor shall be deemed the winner. Decisions of Sponsor will be final and binding in all respects.
B. PHASE THREE: Each Finalist Submission will be individually judged by a panel of independent judges based upon the following weighted criteria: Personality (20%), Verbal Communication (20%), Political Interview Preparedness (20%), Appearance & Presence (20%), and Confidence & Tenacity (20%). Up to one (1) Finalist Submission from the DNC preference pool will be selected as a potential DNC Grand Prize winner, subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. Up to one (1) Finalist Submission from the RNC preference pool will be selected as a potential RNC Grand Prize winner, subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. In the event of a tie, the Finalist Submission among the tied Finalist Submissions with the highest score in Verbal Communication will be deemed the Grand Prize winner. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding. Sponsor or its representative will first attempt to contact potential Grand Prize winner by email or telephone no later than 6:00PM ET on June 11, 2016.
A. DNC Grand Prize: There will be up to one (1) DNC Grand Prize consisting of one (1) DNC Trip Package. The DNC Trip Package consists of round-trip airfare for one (1) traveler from the major metropolitan airport nearest the winner’s home to the Philadelphia, PA metropolitan area; (b) four (4) nights’ accommodations at a hotel in the Philadelphia metropolitan area selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion; (c) round-trip airport transfers in Philadelphia; (d) access to video news crew to record winner reporting from the DNC; (e) media training with an expert; (f) round-trip airfare for one (1) traveler to media training from major metropolitan airport nearest the winner’s home to Las Vegas, NV metropolitan area; (g) two (2) nights’ accommodations at a hotel in the Las Vegas metropolitan area selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion; (h) round-trip airport transfers in Las Vegas; (i) up to $90 per day for up to six (6) days for reimbursement for meal expenses (upon submission of receipts deemed acceptable by Sponsor in its sole discretion) during Philadelphia and Las Vegas trips; and (f) Reporter Contract with Fuse, LLC (“Fuse”) (must be executed before potential winner will be deemed a winner). Las Vegas trip is currently scheduled to take place from Jun 17, 2016 to June 18, 2016. Philadelphia trip is currently scheduled to take place from July 24, 2016 to July 28, 2016. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of DNC Grand Prize: $5,000.
B. RNC Grand Prize: There will be up to one (1) RNC Grand Prize consisting of one (1) RNC Trip Package. The RNC Trip Package consists of round-trip airfare for one (1) traveler from the major metropolitan airport nearest the winner’s home to the Cleveland, OH metropolitan area; (b) four (4) nights’ accommodations at a hotel in the Cleveland metropolitan area selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion; (c) round-trip airport transfers in Cleveland; d) access to video news crew to record winner reporting from the RNC; (e) media training with an expert; (f) round-trip airfare for one (1) traveler to media training from major metropolitan airport nearest the winner’s home to Las Vegas, NV metropolitan area; (g) two (2) nights’ accommodations at a hotel in the Las Vegas metropolitan area selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion; (h) round-trip airport transfers in Las Vegas; (i) up to $90 per day for up to six (6) days for reimbursement for meal expenses (upon submission of receipts deemed acceptable by Sponsor in its sole discretion) during Cleveland and Las Vegas trips; and (f) Reporter Contract with Fuse(must be executed before potential winner will be deemed a winner). Las Vegas trip is currently scheduled to take place from Jun 17, 2016 to June 18, 2016. Cleveland trip is currently scheduled to take place from July 17, 2016 to July 21 2016. ARV of RNC Grand Prize: $5,000.
D. All travel expenses not specifically mentioned herein are not included and are solely the winner’s responsibility, including but not limited to, alcoholic beverages, fax, gratuities and tips, insurance, laundry service, merchandise, parking, room service, service charges, souvenirs and telephone calls and transfers from and to the airports.
Travel, lodging, and any events are subject to availability, certain restrictions, blackout dates and Sponsor’s approval. Airline carrier and hotel regulations and conditions apply. Prize winners must travel on dates specified by Sponsor or Prize will be forfeited in its entirety and, at Sponsor’s discretion, awarded to an alternate winner. Travel must be made through Sponsor’s agent and Sponsor shall determine airline and flight itinerary in its sole discretion. If DNC Grand Prize winner’s residence is within 250 miles of Philadelphia, PA and/or RNC Grand Prize winner’s residence is within 250 miles of Cleveland, OH, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute ground transportation for round–trip airfare. If either Grand Prize winner’s residence is within 250 miles of Las Vegas, Nevada, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute ground transportation for round-trip airfare. Sponsor is not responsible for cancellation or postponement of any events and if such occurs, the Prize will be awarded without that element, without further compensation or reimbursement. Sponsor is not responsible for airline cancellations and delays. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates. ARV will vary depending upon points of departure and destination and seasonal fluctuation of hotel rates and airfares. If the actual value of a prize is less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded. Airline tickets issued in conjunction with the Prizes are not eligible for frequent flyer miles, and no code share flights may be used. Prizes cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer. Each winner is solely responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents (e.g., valid photo I.D., passport, etc.) before departure. Each potential winner will be required to execute a Release of Liability prior to ticketing.
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION. A participant may be prohibited from participating in this Promotion at any time if, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, it reasonably believes that the participant has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of this Promotion by cheating, deception, manipulating public voting (including without limitation the use of crowdsourcing votes via getonlinevotes.com or similar services), or other unfair playing practices or by attempting to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other participant, the Sponsor, or its associated agencies or service providers. A participant may also be prohibited from participating in this Promotion if, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, it reasonably believes that the participant has behaved in any unprofessional or non-family friendly manner on social media or via any other channels.
GENERAL CONDITIONS. Prize is not transferable. Taxes on Prizes are sole responsibility of winner. No Prize substitutions or cash redemptions allowed except by Sponsor, who may substitute a Prize of equal or greater value if advertised Prize becomes unavailable. Entry into this Promotion constitutes entrant’s agreement to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Promotion. Return of any prize/prize notification may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Any potential winner who cannot be contacted within a reasonable period of time after first attempted notification will forfeit his/her prize. Potential prize winner (or parent/legal guardian if winner is a minor in his/her state of residence) may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability & Publicity Release and Reporter Contract with Fuse within a reasonable period of time following the date of first attempted notification. Failure to comply within this time period may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.
As a condition of participation, participants agree that Sponsor shall have the right to use, copy, modify and make available the Submission in connection with the operation, conduct, administration, and advertising and promotion of the Promotion via communication to the public, including, but not limited to, the right to make screenshots, animations and video clips available to the public for promotional and publicity purposes. Acceptance of the Prize constitutes permission for, and winner’s consent to, Sponsor and its agencies to use the winner’s name, likeness and/or entry for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.
By participating in the Promotion, winner agrees to release Sponsor and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies and advertising, promotion and public relations agencies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from any and all liability, loss or damage of any kind arising out of or in connection with their participation in this Promotion or with respect to awarding, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any Prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of the Prize.
NO RECOURSE TO JUDICIAL OR OTHER PROCEDURES: To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this Promotion are hereby excluded, and any entrant expressly waives any and all such rights. Entrants agree that these Official Rules are governed by the laws of Washington, DC.
INTERNET: Sponsor is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion via mobile phone or otherwise. If for any reason the Promotion is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or otherwise affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion or any portion thereof without further obligation or advance notice. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion or any portion thereof at any time, and for any reason without further obligation or advance notice. Sponsor reserves the right, but does not have any obligation, to select winners from eligible entries received as of the termination date. Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process.
CAUTION: Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such entrant to the fullest extent of the law.
SEVERABILITY: If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.
WINNERS' LIST: The names of the winners may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope postmarked by August 16, 2016 to Voto Latino, 1710 Rhode Island Ave NW Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036 Attention: 2016 Crash the Parties Contest Winner’s List.
SPONSOR: Voto Latino, 1710 Rhode Island Ave NW Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036.