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13 Connects: 13 Days and Knights of Giving
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The 13 Connects: 13 Days and Knights of Giving (“Contest”) begins on October 21, 2019 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on November 8, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. PT (“Promotion Period”). All times mentioned in these Official Rules are Pacific Time unless expressly noted otherwise. To participate, a nominator (“Nominator”) will submit a nomination (“Nomination”) nominating a community member (“Community Member”) or community organization (“Organization”) in the Contest.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, a Community Member must be a legal U.S. resident, who is at least 18 years of age as of date of Nomination, resides in Southern Nevada in Clark, Lincoln or Nye county (the “Promotion Area”). To be eligible, an Organization must be a registered 501(c)(3) organization, and it must provide services within the Promotion Area. The Organization is eligible if it provides services directly to the residents of the Promotion Area or if the Organization provides services to directly benefit the residents of the Promotion Area. Sponsor will determine the eligibility of an Organization in its sole discretion. To be eligible, a Nominator must be a legal U.S. resident at least 18 years of age as of date of Nomination and resides in the Promotion Area. All Community Members and Nominators must be willing and able to participate in a background check if selected as potential Finalists (defined below). Void wherever prohibited by law and outside the Promotion Area. Employees of Scripps Media, Inc. d/b/a KTNV; The Golden Knights Foundation; Subaru of Las Vegas, and America First Credit Union (collectively, “Sponsor”), their respective parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries, and of the advertising agencies, promotion agencies, prize suppliers, and any other vendors providing services in connection with this Contest (collectively, the “Sponsor Affiliates”) and the immediate family members (spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren) and/or those living in the same household of any of the foregoing individuals are not eligible. By participating, Nominators agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor.
TO ENTER: During the Promotion Period, a Nominator can nominate a Community Member or Organization for the Contest by going to www.ktnv.com/13days and following the on-screen instructions to complete the online Nomination form. Nominators will also be required to submit an essay describing why the Community Member or Organization should be chosen as a “13 Connects: 13 Days and Knights of Giving” award winner, including how the Community Member or Organization demonstrates a need in one or more of the following categories: 1) homelessness; 2) healthcare; 3) hunger; 4) education; 5) military; 6) first responder; or 7) youth sports (“Category(ies) of Need”) and how the Community Member or Organization will benefit if it is chosen as a winner of the Contest (“Essay”). The Essay must be in English and no more than 200 words. All information provided must be truthful, accurate and complete. A Nominator is not allowed to nominate himself/herself as a Community Member, but a Nominator can nominate an Organization for which he/she works.
Limit one Nomination per Nominator, but a Community Member or Nominator can be nominated by more than one Nominator. Illegible and incomplete Nominations are void. Sponsor is not responsible for interrupted, distorted, or incorrect broadcast information; lost, late, misdirected Nominations; or Nominations not received for any reason. If there is a dispute over who submitted a Nomination, the Nomination will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the email account identified on the Nomination form. The authorized account holder of an email account is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, service provider, or online organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Received Nominations (but not the Essays) become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.
Submitted Materials: Each Essay must satisfy all of the following submission requirements (the “Submission Requirements”:
• The Essay must be the original creation of Nominator.
• Nominator must either own all rights to the Essay or otherwise have the right to submit the Essay in the Contest and to provide the rights to Sponsor as set forth herein.
• The Essay must not portray any dangerous activity.
• The Essay must not infringe any third party’s intellectual property right.
• The Essay must not contain illegal, indecent, obscene, pornographic, or sexually explicit content, or otherwise offensive material or inappropriate content such as aberrational behavior, graphic violence, drug abuse, or nudity.
• The Essay must not promote bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
• The Essay must be non-defamatory and must not invade any third party’s right of privacy or publicity.
• The Essay must otherwise be appropriate for publication or broadcast or display on a general interest website.
By submitting an Essay, each Nominator represents and warrants that the Essay meets all of the Submission Requirements and that the distribution, reproduction, display and any other uses of any part of the Essay by Sponsor as permitted herein will not infringe any third-party rights. Each Nominator further agrees to indemnify and hold Released Parties (defined below) harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, damages, costs, liabilities and causes of action of whatsoever nature that are based upon or arise out of any breach by such Nominator of such warranties or representations made by Nominator or of these Official Rules.
If Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion and at any time during the Promotion Period, that any Nomination violates the Submission Requirements, is otherwise unsuitable, offensive, or in poor taste, or violates these Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right to remove and disqualify the Nomination. Sponsor retains sole discretion as to whether any Nomination satisfies the Submission Requirements and the Official Rules. Decisions of Sponsor are final on all matters.
FINALIST SELECTION: A panel of judges designated by Sponsor will judge Nominations based on the extent to which the Essay demonstrates how the Community Member or Organization fits within one or more of the Categories of Need (50%); the degree of need demonstrated within the Categories of Need (25%); and the feasibility of solving or assisting the Community Member or Organization with reducing or eliminating the demonstrated needs (25%). Judges will select 20 finalists (the “Finalists”). If there is a tie for the 20th Finalist, the tie-breaker is determined by Judges in their sole discretion by re-judging the tied Nominations based on the above criteria. Limit one Finalist position per Community Member or Organization.
FINALIST NOTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION: On or around November 15, 2019 Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential Finalist Community Member or Organization, and the Nominator who submitted the potential Finalist Nomination via telephone or email to notify the potential Finalist Member or Organization of their status and confirm acceptance of their desire to participate. The 20 Finalists will be subject to screening for Essay accuracy, eligibility, credibility and criminal background. If either of the potential Finalist or the Nominator who nominated that Finalist: (a) does not respond within 48 hours of initial notification attempt; (b) is not in compliance with these Official Rules, (c) does not meet the eligibility requirements, (d) declines the prize, or (e) does not sign and return required documents or provide required identification by deadlines established by Sponsor, that Finalist and corresponding Nominator will be disqualified and an alternate Winner will be selected by applying the criteria set forth above. Each potential Finalist (and authorized representative of any Organization that is a potential Finalist) may be required, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility & Liability/Publicity Release and a scan or photo of legal ID before claiming the Finalist position. All forms must be postmarked within two days of the date on notification materials if return is requested via mail.
WINNER SELECTION: The 20 Finalists’ Nominations will be reviewed by a separate panel of judges designated by Sponsor, and Nominations will be judged based on the same criteria used to determine the 20 Finalists. Judges will select 13 winners (“Winners”). If there is a tie for the 13th Winner, the tie-breaker is determined by judges in their sole discretion by re-judging the tied Nominations based on the above criteria. Potential Winner must pass the any required background check.
WINNER NOTIFICATION AND RELEASES: On or before December 2, 2019, Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winning Member or Organization, and the Nominator who submitted the potential winning Nomination via telephone or email to notify the winning Member or Organization of their status and confirm acceptance of the Prize. If either of the potential Winner or the Nominator who nominated that Winner: (a) does not respond within 48 hours of initial notification attempt; (b) is not in compliance with these Official Rules, (c) does not meet the eligibility requirements, (d) declines the prize, or (e) does not sign and return required documents or provide required identification by deadlines established by Sponsor, he or she will be disqualified and an alternate Winner will be selected by applying the criteria set forth above. Each potential Winner (and authorized representative of any Organization that is a potential Winner) may be required, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility & Liability/Publicity Release and a scan or photo of legal ID and also to have any companion(s) who will participate in the prize activities, if applicable, return the same documentation before claiming the prize or being allowed to participate in any prize activities. If any of the potential companion(s), if applicable, is under the age of majority in his or her state of residence, then the parent or legal guardian of the minor potential companion(s) must sign and return all required forms. All forms must be postmarked within two days of the date on notification materials if return is requested via mail or forms must be completed before receipt of any prize if prizes are picked up in person.
PRIZES: The Organizations and Community Members who are among the 13 Winners will receive a gift with a minimum value of $500 (the “Gift”). The Gift will be awarded in the form of goods, services, monetary funds as determined by Sponsor to be suitable to meet the needs of the Community Member or Organization as outlined in the Nomination. The Winner and Nominator may be highlighted in a KTNV news story, at a date and time to be determined by Sponsor (“Appearance”). Winner and Nominator will also receive an invitation to attend a celebratory event taking place Sunday, December 22, 2019 at a time to be determined by Sponsor, at City National Arena located at 1550 South Pavilion Center Drive Las Vegas, NV 89135. If the Winner is an Organization, it may designate one individual in its sole discretion to attend the celebratory event. Sponsor will determine in its sole discretion whether companions are allowed at the celebratory event. The total prize ARV of each prize will vary depending on the Gift chosen by the Sponsor but will be no less than $500. The value of the Gift each Winner receives will vary based on the Winner’s demonstrated need and other factors. Sponsor will determine the size and nature of each Gift in its sole discretion.
Winner and Nominator must comply with generally accepted broadcast standards with regard to dress, conduct, and language during the Appearance, and such compliance will be determined by Sponsor’s staff in their sole discretion. If the Appearance does not occur for any reason or a Winner or Nominator is unable to participate in the Appearance for any reason, no alternate prize will be awarded. Sponsor will attempt to give winning Nominator approximately five days advance notice of the Appearance. If Sponsor cancels the Appearance, Sponsor will attempt to reschedule but cannot guarantee that there will be an open date on the calendar.
Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize with prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. No substitution or transfer/assignment of prize by Winners permitted. Subject to all terms, conditions and restrictions on face of tickets, gift cards or imposed by issuer. All properly claimed prizes will be awarded provided a sufficient number of eligible Nominations are received, but under no circumstances will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded. Prizes are awarded “AS IS.” Federal, state, and local taxes on prize, if any, and any other costs, fees, and expenses not listed above as specifically included as part of the prize are the sole responsibility of the Winner. An IRS form 1099 and other tax-related forms and documents may be issued by Sponsor if required by law.
PUBLICITY AND MARKETING: Submission of a Nomination in the Contest constitutes permission to contact the Nominator and Community Member/Organization via the name and email provided and permission to use the Nominator’s name, identity, title, likeness, distinctive appearance, physical likeness, image, portrait, picture, photograph (whether still or moving), screen persona, voice, vocal style, statements, gesture, mannerism, personality, performance characteristic, biographical data, signature, social media handles and identities, and any other indicia or imitation of identity or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade in connection with the Contest, in any medium, without further notice, approval, or compensation, unless prohibited by law.
LIABILITY RELEASE & INDEMNIFICATION: By entering this Contest, Nominators agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Sponsor Affiliates and their respective parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries and all of their directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns (the “Released Parties”) from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of, or relating to, Nominator’s participation in this Contest or any Contest-related activities (including, without limitation, any event attended as part of a prize) and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder (including, without limitation, any misrepresentation made by the Nominator in connection with the Contest; any non-compliance by the Nominator with these Official Rules; claims brought by persons or entities other than the parties to these Official Rules arising from or related to the Nominator’s involvement with the Contest; acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Contest-related activity or participation in this Contest; any malfunction, error or other problem arising in connection with the collection, processing, or retention of Nomination information; or any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize or Winner). The foregoing includes, without limitation, any claim for personal injury, property loss or damage, or death arising in any way in connection with the Contest.
OTHER TERMS: Sponsor not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing, the offering or the announcement of any prize or in the administration of the Contest, whether caused by computer, technical or human error. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, incomplete, illegible, faulty, or incorrect transmissions, incorrect announcements of any kind, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, any damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the online portion of the promotion, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission that may limit a user’s ability to participate in the Contest whether caused by computer, technical or human error. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate or modify the Contest or any portion of it for any reason, including but not limited to, if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Contest; or if a computer virus, bug, wireless failure, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the Contest as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. If Sponsor terminates the Contest, Sponsor will determine the Winners by applying the criteria set forth above to all eligible, non-suspect Nominations received as of the termination date and will post notice of its action on the Contest website. Sponsor also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual from further participation in the Contest if Sponsor concludes, in its sole discretion, that such person: (a) has attempted to tamper with the Nomination process or other operation of the Contest; (b) has disregarded or has attempted to circumvent these Official Rules; (c) has committed fraud or attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest; or (d) has acted toward Sponsor, any Sponsor Affiliates, or any other Nominator, Community Member, or Organization in an unfair, inequitable, annoying, threatening, disrupting or harassing manner. If a dispute arises regarding compliance with these Official Rules, Sponsor may consider, in its sole discretion, data reasonably available to Sponsor through information technology systems in Sponsor’s control, but Sponsor will not be obligated to consider any data or other information collected from any other source. Any failure by Sponsor to enforce any of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of such Official Rules. If there is a conflict between any term of the Official Rules and any marketing or other materials used in connection with the Contest, the terms of these Official Rules will govern.
GOVERNING LAW & JURISDICTION: EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED, NOMINATORS AGREE THAT ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS CONTEST, OR PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION, AND ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED BY NOMINATOR WITH REGARD TO THIS CONTEST, BUT IN NO EVENT ATTORNEYS’ FEES, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Nominators and Sponsor in connection with the Contest will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of Ohio or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Ohio. The state and federal courts located in Hamilton County, Ohio will be the exclusive forum for any dispute relating to these Official Rules and/or this Contest. All participants and Winners agree, by their participation in the Contest, to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in Hamilton County, Ohio and waive the right to contest jurisdiction.
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: For the Winners’ names, available after December 31, 2019, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: 13 Connects: 13 Days and Knights of Giving Winners List, KTNV, 3355 South Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89102 no later than March 1, 2020.
SPONSORS: Scripps Media, Inc. d/b/a KTNV, 3355 South Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89102; The Golden Knights Foundation, City National Arena, 1550 South Pavilion Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89135; Subaru of Las Vegas, 6455 Roy Horn Way, Las Vegas, NV 89118; and America First Credit Union 1344, 4675 S., Riverdale, UT 84405.
The National Hockey League, its member professional hockey teams and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees (collectively, the “NHL Entities”) will have no liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with participation in this Contest or any prize awarded. Except as otherwise provided herein, the NHL Entities have not offered or sponsored this Contest in any way.