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Foliage Fan of the Day Contest Rules


Fall Foliage Fan of the Day Photo Contest



2.         Eligibility.  Subject to the additional restrictions below, the Fall Foliage Fan of the Day Sweepstakes (the “Contest”) is open to legal U.S. residents (excluding Puerto Rico) who are 18 years or older at the time of entry and who are legal residents of the following counties in New York State: Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattauraugus, Orleans, Genesee, Livingston, Wyoming and Allegany.  Employees and contractors of WGRZ-TV (“Sponsor”), Gannett Co., Inc., Tim Hortons, promotional partners and each of their respective affiliated companies, and advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees or contractors, are not eligible to enter or to win. If you or anyone in your household has won a prize with an ARV that exceeds $200 in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to enter or win.

3.         How To Enter.  The Contest will begin at 8:00 a.m. (E.T.) on Monday, October 3, 2011 and end at 4:00 p.m. (E.T.) on Friday, October 21, 2011.

Enter online by visiting wgrz.com, post a photo of fall foliage by clicking on the wgrz.com Photo Contest link, completing all required information, and following all posted instructions.  Online entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph and then submit your entry by clicking on the “SEND” button. Each photo submission must be an authentic, original photograph taken by contestant identified on the accompanying entry form, and the contestant must own the copyright in the photograph submitted.  All digital entries should be at the highest resolution possible.  Sponsor will accept the jpeg format.  The photograph must have been taken within the previous 12-month period.  Images must not have been digitally altered in any way other than necessary cropping. Sponsor reserves the right to refuse, disqualify or withdraw any photograph it determines to be obscene, indecent, offensive, unacceptable or otherwise inappropriate for a general audience, or that is alleged to infringe on any third-party’s intellectual property rights.  Photographs depicting frontal nudity will not be accepted.  Contestants certify that any individuals of any age shown in the submitted photos have been informed that their image appears in a photograph has been entered in a Contest and have no objection to Contestant’s submission of such photograph in this Contest. Your computer must accept cookies, or any successor or similar technology, which may be used for the purpose of entry tracking.  Ad blocking software on your computer needs to be disabled so that it doesn’t interfere with processing your entry.

Maximum one (1) entry per household. All entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. (E.T.) Thursday, October 20, 2011.

Sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible entries, or for failure to receive entries due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or Sponsor.  All entries become property of Sponsor and none will be returned.  Contestants acknowledge and agree that Sponsor shall have the right to edit, adapt, modify, reproduce, publish, promote, create a sound recording of, broadcast, or otherwise display or use entries in any way it sees fit without limitation or compensation to entrants. By entering you agree to the terms of these Official Rules and to receive e-mails from Sponsor or those directed by Sponsor. You can opt-out of the receipt of such e-mails by following the directions on the Sweepstakes website or in any email received from Sponsor.  

4.         Winner Selection. All eligible entries received during the Contest Entry Period will be posted on Sponsor’s website, www.wgrz.com, on an ongoing basis during the Contest Period.  One winner will be selected each weekday, Monday through Friday, during the Contest Period. A panel of qualified judges selected by Sponsor will judge all eligible entries on each community site according to the following criteria:  clarity of photo, composition of photo, unique portrayal of the theme, and emotional impact of the image (equal weight will be given to each criterion).  In the event of a tie, the winner will be randomly selected from among the tied entries. Decisions of Sponsor shall be final and binding in all respects. There will be a total of ten (10) winners during the Contest Period. 

5.         Prizes and Odds.  Each of the ten (10) winners will receive a $15.00 gift card redeemable at any Tim Horton’s Restaurant location (ARV: $15.00 each prize).

6.         Winner Notification and Acceptance.  Winners will be notified on or about October 28, 2011 at the email address in the Winner’s registration. Winners must respond to Sponsor’s email notification within 48 hours.  Failure to respond within such time period or return of email prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. To claim prizes, each winner must pick up the prize at 259 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. (E.T.) and 5:00 p.m. (E.T.), by the end of the business day on Friday, November 4, 2011. A valid photo identification may be required. Winners may waive their right to receive prizes. Prizes not redeemable for cash. Prizes are non-assignable, nontransferable and not redeemable for cash.  No substitutions allowed by winner.  Prizes and individual components of prize packages are subject to availability and Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. Prizes are not redeemable for cash.  Winners are solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on prizes. Winners will be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility/liability certifying that entrant has complied with the Official Rules of the Contest, and a liability and publicity release which must be returned as instructed by Sponsor.  Failure to sign and return the affidavit or release, or to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules, may result in a winner’s disqualification, the forfeiture of his or her interest in the prize, and the award of the prize to a substitute winner.  Except where prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes winner’s consent to the publication of his or her name, biographical information and likeness in any media for any commercial or promotional purpose, without limitation the Internet, or further compensation.  Prizes not won and claimed by eligible winners in accordance with these Official Rules will not be awarded and will remain the property of Sponsor. 

7.         Participation.  By participating, contestants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Contest as solely determined by Sponsor.  In the event the Contest is compromised by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest.  Should the Contest be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date.  Sponsors will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late,  misdirected or illegible entries poor quality photos, or for failure to receive entries or votes or other electronic communications due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or Sponsor.  In the event of a dispute, all online entries or votes will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the ISP account from which they were sent.  For these purposes, an ISP account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such ISP account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning ISP addresses for the domain associated with such ISP account.  Any questions regarding the number of entries, or votes submitted or the owner of an ISP account shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries or votes by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Contest. 

8.         Copyright.  By entering the Contest, each contestant grants to Sponsor an exclusive, royalty-free and irrevocable right and license to publish, print, edit or otherwise use the contestant’s submitted entry, in whole or in part, for any purpose and in any manner or media (including, without limitation, the Internet) throughout the world in perpetuity, and to license others to do so, all without limitation or further compensation.  Each contestant further agrees that if his/her entry is selected by Sponsor as the winning entry, he/she will sign any additional license or release that Sponsors may require.

9.         Construction. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.  In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.

10.        Sponsor.  The Fall Foliage Fan of the Day Sweepstakes is sponsored by WGRZ-TV.  The decisions of Sponsor regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding in all respects.  Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Sweepstakes. For a list of winners (available after November 4, 2011) or a copy of these Official Rules, send an email to neighborhoods@wgrz.com or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to “Winners List/Official Rules” (as applicable), Fall Foliage Fan of the Day, 259 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202If you have any questions regarding this Sweepstakes, please contact Patrick Klink at (716) 849-2222 or pklink@wgrz.gannett.com.

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