“WINDY CITY LIVE’S CHICAGO MEAL MAKERS CONTEST”
I. NAME OF SPONSOR(S)
WLS Television, Inc., 190 N State Street, Chicago, IL 60601 and “Windy City LIVE” (Hereinafter collectively referred to as "Sponsor").
Entrants (“Entrant”) or Nominees (“Nominee”) must be 18 years of age or older by September 3, 2018 to enter “Windy City Live’s Chicago Meal Makers Contest” (the "Contest") and legal U.S. residents of the state of Illinois, Indiana, or Wisconsin, except where prohibited, and must reside within the Chicago Designated Market Area (“DMA”) for WLS-TV station, as determined by Nielsen Media Research Services. The DMA of WLS-TV covers the following counties in each market as follows: in Illinois - Lake, McHenry, DeKalb, Kane DuPage, Cook, Kendall, Will Grundy, Kankakee, La Salle; in Indiana - Lake, Porter, La Porte, Newton, Jasper; and in Wisconsin - Kenosha, Walworth, Racine.
By participating, Entrants and his or her Nominee agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsors which shall be final in all respects. By entering, Entrants agree to participate in a videotaped or live broadcast, in connection with the Contest, which may be used by Sponsor in any and all media, now or hereafter, worldwide in perpetuity, without further obligation or compensation to the Entrants or any third party. Entrants must be able to travel to Windy City Live’s studio and be a part of taping of “Windy City Live” on or around Wednesday September 26, 2018).
Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns) who have, within the past six months, performed services for WLS Television, Inc. and/or any organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the contest or supplying the prize, and/or their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter, nominate or be nominated.. "Immediate family members" shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.
III. HOW AND WHEN TO ENTER
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
Contest Entry Period: “Windy City Live’s Chicago Meal Makers Contest” entry period begins at 12:01 a.m. Central Time ("CT") on Monday, September 3, 2018 and ends at 3:00pm CT on Friday, September 7, 2018 for First Prize; and at 6:00 a.m. CT on Monday, September 17, 2018 (the "Contest Period") for the Grand Prize. Sponsors’ computer is the official clock for this Contest.
How to Enter: To enter, navigate the Internet to Windy City LIVE’s website, www.WindyCityLIVE.com and click on the Promotions tab. Then scroll down for the link to “Windy City Live’s Chicago Meal Makers Contest” which will take you to the Contest home page. There you will find instructions for submitting your entry electronically.
Entry: Submit an essay of up to one hundred (100) words in length explaining why you (“Entrant”) wish to thank meal maker (“Nominee”) in your life who has made meals for you over the years and why they deserve to be honored.
You warrant and represent that all of the material submitted by you in your Entry is truthful, original to you (and not based on or derived from any other materials), that you own all necessary rights in and to the material in the Entry which is fully transferable without the need for permission from or payment to any other party and that the exercise of the rights set forth in the Contest Rules by the Sponsors will not violate or otherwise infringe upon any third party rights and will not violate any contractual obligations or confidential relationships which you may have to or with any third party. Any entries submitted with inappropriate, illegal or offensive content will be immediately disqualified. Your Entry must be submitted in English. You should not include any third-party logos, brands, products or trademarks in your Entry. No Entry may be submitted in any other contest or promotion. Any entries submitted with inappropriate, illegal or offensive content will be immediately disqualified.
Description and/or Submission Essay may be featured on air and/or on-line. Use of Biographies and/or Submission Essay will be at the sole discretion of Sponsor and may be edited or otherwise modified, and/or removed, at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Entrants must also agree to the terms and conditions of the Contest. Entrant further represents and warrants that their submission adheres to the fundamental spirit of the “Windy City Live’s Chicago Meal Maker Contest”. Contest Sponsors are not responsible for any injury, loss or damage, opinion expressed or information provided in the Essay transmitted on the contest websites or on television.
Upon submission, you will see a thank you message on your screen indicating that you have successfully entered. You will not receive a further acknowledgement. Free internet access is available at most public libraries.
IV. HOW AND WHEN WINNERS WILL BE SELECTED AND NOTIFIED
Five (5) First Prize winning entrants (“First Prize Winners”) will be selected from all valid entries on/about Friday, September 7, 2018 at 3:00pm. First Prize Winners will be notified by phone and/or email on/about Monday, September 10, 2018 at 10:00am. Entries of First Prize Winners will be aired in whole or part during the week of September 10, 2018 during the “Windy City LIVE” broadcast.
One (1) Grand Prize winning entrant (“Grand Prize Winner”) will be notified by phone and/or email or on about Tuesday, September 18, 2018 that he or she’s Nominee has been selected for the Grand Prize (“Grand Prize”). Grand Prize is awarded to the Nominee only. The Entrant and Nominee have forty-eight (48) hours to acknowledge and respond to the notification of Sponsors’ selection of his or her entry as the Winner. Upon satisfaction of all rules and conditions, Nominee may accept the Grand Prize.
Judging Procedure, Notification and Finalists Judging:
For First Prize: Entries will be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the Contest Period. Eligible entries will be judged by staff of Sponsor and/or a panel of judges selected by designated staff of Sponsor to determine the top ranking entries based on his/her ability to demonstrate the following Judging Criteria: Authenticity (50%), Audience Appeal (40%), and Inspirational Appeal (10%). Judges will review the top-ranking entries privately, ranking each finalist in the order of the judges score. The five top scores will be selected for the First Prize. In the event of a tie for any potential winning entry, the score for Authenticity will be used as a tiebreaker. Decisions of the judges are final as to all Contest-related matters.
For Grand Prize: All remaining valid Entries will be will be judged by staff of Sponsor and/or a panel of judges selected by designated staff of Sponsor to determine the top ranking entries based on his/her ability to demonstrate the following Judging Criteria: Authenticity (50%), Audience Appeal (40%), and Inspirational Appeal (10%). Judges will review the top-ranking entries privately, ranking each finalist in the order of the judges score. The highest score will be selected for the Grand Prize. In the event of a tie for any potential winning entry, the score for Authenticity will be used as a tiebreaker. Decisions of the judges are final as to all Contest-related matters.
Failure to respond to the initial verification phone call and/or e-mail within forty-eight (48) hours after initial notification to the potential Winner or return of the e-mail notification as undeliverable after two (2) attempts will result in disqualification and award of the prize to an alternate winner. In the event the Entrant or Nominee is deemed ineligible, or fails to comply with Contest procedures, then the first runner-up Entrant or Nominee will be selected to win the Grand Prize, time permitting, or Sponsors reserve the right to terminate the Contest at their discretion, if it becomes impractical or impossible to fulfil the Prize as originally planned.
First Prize Winners may be announced on-air on Windy City LIVE and/or online on www.WindyCityLIVE.com and/or Windy City LIVE social media accounts, and/or Sponsors may make recordings of the Grand Prize Winner receiving the prize, which recordings may appear on-air on Windy City LIVE and/or online on www.WindyCityLIVE.com and/or Windy City LIVE social media accounts. Any announcement or appearance on-air or online is subject to availability. Sponsors are not responsible for cancellation or preemption of the contest or the Sponsor’s program or for other circumstances that make it impractical or impossible to fulfill this element of the prize. This element of the prize has no approximate retail value, and if it becomes impractical or impossible to fulfill this element, Sponsors’ only obligation will be to provide the remainder of the prize, if any. Prize elements may not be separated.
In the sole discretion of Sponsors, Entrants’ may be featured in videotaped and/or live broadcast segments on Windy City LIVE and/or online on www.WindyCityLIVE.com and/or Windy City LIVEVE social media accounts, or may be used in connection with the marketing and advertising of the Promotion or Sponsor by any means or method whether now known or hereafter devised and in all media, including, but not limited to online or social media, worldwide in perpetuity. If featured or used, Sponsors reserve the right to edit any submission materials in their sole discretion.
Five (5) First Prize winners will receive a $50 VISA gift card.
One (1) Grand Prize Winner, upon proper verification, will receive a cash prize of One Thousand $1,000 dollars to be awarded by check. In addition, the Grand Prize Winner and Nominee will be featured on “Windy City LIVE” and included in content found at WindyCityLIVE.com and across WLS-TV’s social channels.
Grand Prize Winner and Nominee will be required to be available on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 for an appearance on “Windy City LIVE,” 190 N State Street, Chicago, IL, at WLS-TV’s discretion.
Winners are not entitled to exchange or transfer the prize or to obtain cash or other substitutes, but Sponsors and Prize Provider, in their sole discretion, may substitute prizes of equal or greater value as outlined above.
Any appearance on WLS-TV and/or “Windy City LIVE” is subject to availability. Sponsors are not responsible for cancellation or preemption of show/contest/segment or for other circumstances that make it impractical or impossible to fulfill this element of the prize. The appearance portion of the prize has no approximate retail value and if it becomes impractical or impossible to fulfill this or any element, Sponsors’ only obligation will be to provide the remainder of prize, if any.
Approximate Retail Value of total prizes: $1250.00 US.
All expenses not specifically provided for herein are the winner’s sole responsibility. Some restrictions may apply.
Federal, state, and local taxes associated with the receipt or use of the prize, if any, are the sole responsibility of the Winners. An IRS Form 1099 reflecting the final actual value of any prize valued at $600 or more, if required by law, will be issued to the Winners by the Sponsors. The final value of the prize will be determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsors based upon elements used to fulfill the prize.
By participating, the Entrants and Nominees agree to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of the Sponsors/Judges, which shall be final in all respects. By entering the Contest, Entrants and Nominees agree to execute in a timely manner and by any deadline set by Sponsors any and all paperwork requested by the Sponsors which may include, but is not limited to, background checks and any release forms, prior to any online or on air appearance of Entrants and Nominees participating in a videotaped or live broadcast, or use of Entrants’ submissions or related materials.
Limit One (1) entry per person/email address during Contest period. Entries remain the property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
By participating in this Contest and accepting any prize that they may win, Entrants and Nominees agree to release, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Sponsors, Prize Provider, their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, licensees, advertising and promotion agencies and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from, but not limited to, any and all actions, complaints, claims, injuries, liabilities, fees (including reasonable attorney’s fees), royalties, costs, losses or damages arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, by whomever or wherever asserted, from a.) Entrants’ participation in the Contest, b.) Sponsors’ exercise of the rights granted herein and/or c.) the acceptance, use or misuse of any prize or portion of any prize. Sponsors are not obligated to use any of the above mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsors’ sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation to the Entrants or Nominees, or any other affiliated party. By submitting materials hereunder, you hereby grant to the Sponsors, their parents, subsidiaries, licensees and affiliated companies, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, servants, representatives, shareholders and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assignees the exclusive right to use and distribute your submission, as well as your or your nominee’s likeness, picture, voice, name and biographical material (all such materials are sometimes collectively referred to as the “Materials”) in any and all manner, methods, formats and media now known or hereafter created, including without limitation, all forms of television, radio, internet, cable, satellite, wireless applications, home video products and devices, etc., in connection with the Contest, WLS-TV’s programming, and in all advertising and promotion for the foregoing, throughout the universe, in perpetuity.
Entrants acknowledge that any entry materials may be included and/or discussed in a broadcast, that such discussion may include statements or opinions by the broadcast talent or others about the Entrants, the Entrants’ appearances and/or the materials, and that those statements and opinions may be considered surprising, humiliating, embarrassing, derogatory, defamatory or otherwise offensive or injurious to them, Sponsors’ employees, their studio or at-home audience and/or other third parties. Entrants, including their nominees, release the Released Parties from any actions, claims, injury, loss or damage allegedly caused, directly or indirectly, by any such statements or opinions made during a broadcast.
Sponsors are not responsible for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to electronic malfunction or damage of any network, hardware or software. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or other causes that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. No responsibility is assumed for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or electronic entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web-site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials from this Contest. In the event of a dispute over an electronic entry, prize will be awarded to the owner of the e-mail account, not the name on the entry form.
To claim prize, Winners: (a) may be required to provide proof of age, identity and residency; (b) may be required to sign and return required affidavits of eligibility/compliance with rules, publicity/liability release and indemnification, and (c) may be required to complete and submit any additional releases, indemnifications and other requisite paperwork as specified at the discretion of the Sponsors, all within the time period specified by Sponsors.
VII. MISCELLANEOUS; WINNERS’ LIST
Void where prohibited. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify and/or suspend the Contest in the event of tampering or other circumstances, including but not limited to acts of God or civil disturbance that render it impractical or impossible to complete or fulfill the Contest as originally planned.
The Official rules will be posted on Windy City LIVE’s website under the Promotions tab or access to Sponsor’s Contest page directly via this link: XXXXXXXX for at least 30 days after the winners are finally determined. For a winner's list, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: “Windy City Live’s Chicago Meal Makers Contest” 190 N State Street, Chicago, IL 60601 within 30 days of Contest end date.