Dress as a WWE Superstar - Official Contest Rules

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March 29, 2014

CONTEST OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES RESIDING WITHIN NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY AND CONNECTICUT WHO ARE AT LEAST EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OLD AT THE TIME OF ENTRY.  NO ENTRY FEE NECESSARY TO ENTER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

1. CONTEST DESCRIPTION.  No entry fee necessary to enter.  The Dress as a WWE Superstar Contest (the “Contest”) sponsored World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (“WWE” or “Sponsor”) begins at 9:00 a.m. ET on April 1, 2014 and ends at 11:00 a.m. ET on April 1, 2014 (the “Contest Entry Period”).  Eligible contestants are invited to come to Times Square in New York, New York (the “Event Location”) dressed as their favorite WWE Superstar.THIS IS NOT A SWEEPSTAKES. By entering the Contest, each contestant agrees to abide by these Official Rules which constitute an agreement between each contestant and WWE.  WWE reserves the right permanently to disqualify from this Contest any person it believes has violated these Official Rules. The costs incurred in creating a costume are to be borne by the contestant and contestants will not be reimbursed by WWE or anyone else.  No monetary compensation, payments, residuals, reuse fees or other remuneration will be made to contestants with respect to a contestant’s appearance at the Event Location or the WWE press conference to which winner will be invited (the “Event”).

2. ELIGIBILITY. Open to legal residents of the United States residing in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut and who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older at the commencement of the Contest Period. Employees, officers, directors and performing talent of WWE, its subsidiaries, promotion and advertising agencies, anyone involved in the development or execution of the Contest, and entities controlling, controlled by or under common control with, any of the above, the immediate family members (meaning spouses, parents, siblings, children and their respective spouses) of such employees, officers, directors and performing talent and members of the households of such employees, officers, directors and performing talent are not eligible. NO ENTRY FEE REQUIRED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

3. HOW TO ENTER. During the Contest Entry Period, come arrive at the Event Location and follow the instructions of Event personnel with respect to registration.

4. CONTEST REGULATIONS.  Contestants may dress as their favorite WWE Superstar in any manner desired. However, costumes may not contain material or depict events that:

  • are sexually explicit or suggestive, or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, profane or pornographic, or depict nudity;
  • promote alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing), any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any particular political agenda or message;
  • are obscene or offensive, or endorse any form of hate or hate group;
  • defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor or other people or companies;
  • contain trademarks, logos or trade owned by others, or advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind, without permission;
  • contain copyrighted materials owned by others without permission;
  • contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other indicia identifying any person, living or dead, without permission;
  • communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate; and
  • depicts a violation of any law.

Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any contestant for any reason, in its sole and absolute discretion.

5. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION. Entries will be judged by a panel of qualified judges selected by Sponsor (the “Judging Panel”).  Each entry will receive a score based on following three (3) criteria:  (1) creativity of costume; (2) authenticity of the representation of a WWE Superstar; and (3) overall representation of the WWE brand.  Each of the criteria will be given equal weight.  The top thirty (30) scoring contestants, as determined by the judges, will each receive a Grand Prize, subject to confirmation.  In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken by the Judges who shall select the contestant whose costume best meets criteria #3.  Sponsor reserves the right to not award some or all Grand Prizes, in its sole discretion, if it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified contestants. The Judging Panel’s and Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding on all matters.

Winners will be notified in person at the Event and must be present to be awarded a Grand Prize. Winners (or their parent or legal guardian if Winners are under 18) may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release, and, where lawful, a publicity release, at the time of selection or prize will be forfeited.  If a selected Grand Prize winner is not present at the time of selection, is found to be not in compliance with these Official Rules, or fails to timely return the requisite documents, the Grand Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, awarded to the next highest scoring contestant, subject to confirmation in accordance with these Official Rules. 

6. THIRTY (30) GRAND PRIZES. Thirty (30) Grand-Prize Winners will be invited to attend a WWE press conference at the Hard Rock Café, 1501 Broadway, New York, New York 10036, to be held on April 1, 2014 following conclusion of the Contest Period. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize: $ 0.00. 

No prize substitution or cash redemption. The Grand Prize is transferable.  All expenses not specified in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, taxes and insurance are solely each prize winner’s responsibility.  Prize winner shall be responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes including but not limited to any sales and income taxes. 

7. ENTRY CONDITIONS.  By entering the Contest, contestant agrees: (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; and (b) to accept as final and binding the decisions of the Sponsor, the Judging Panel and their respective agents in all matters relating to this Contest.

8. PUBLICITY RIGHTS.  Each contestant agrees that WWE has the unrestricted, irrevocable right, but not the obligation, to use contestant’s name, address, photograph, picture, likeness, moving image, voice, biographical material, and personal information, whether in their original form or as altered, edited, lifted or reproduced by WWE or its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, contractors and representatives (collectively, a contestant’s “Likeness”), in perpetuity throughout the world, whether in connection with the Contest or not, in any and all media for any and all purposes without additional consideration to, or further authorization by, the contestant.  By entering the Contest, each contestant represents and warrants that he/she has the right to grant to WWE all the rights granted in this Paragraph.  By entering this Contest, each contestant further signifies his/her agreement that contestant will execute such further documents and instruments and take any further acts as WWE may reasonably request in order to effectuate these terms.

9. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS.  Contest subject to all applicable Federal, state and local laws and regulations.  WWE reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to withdraw, suspend or amend this Contest in any way, at any time, and without notice if for any reason this Contest is not capable of running as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest. WWE reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to select winners for prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the action requiring such termination.  By entering the Contest, each contestant agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless WWE and all others involved in the development, execution and administration of this Contest and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, representatives and agents and each of their respective owners, shareholders, agents, officers, directors, employees and representatives (collectively, the “Releasees”), from any and all liability arising in any way from the Contest, the receipt, use or misuse of a prize or parts thereof, contestant’s production of his or her costume and the Releasees’ review and use his/her Likeness, or any parts thereof, including, without limitation, liability (i) for death, personal injury and  property damage; (ii) to any other persons, including, without limitation, liability arising from any claim relating to the breach or alleged breach of the representations and warranties contestant is making in connection with contestant’s participation in this Contest; (iii) by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration or optical illusion that may occur, whether intentional or otherwise, in connection with the exercise of WWE’s rights hereunder; and (iv) for any similarities between contestant’s constume and future WWE products, programs, marketing materials or advertisements.  By entering the Contest, each contestant irrevocably agrees in all cases to waive any right that he/she may have to inspect and/or approve WWE’s use of his/her Likeness or any related finished product or copy that may be used in connection with the same.  Releasees assume no responsibility for (i) malfunctioning computers or cameras; (ii) lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, miscommunications, failed telephone or computer hardware or software transmissions or technical failures, or incomplete, delayed or garbled transmissions; or (iii) other errors or problems of any kind, whether mechanical, electronic, human or otherwise.  If WWE determines that there is any suspected or actual tampering with the Contest, or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Contest, WWE reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any entries that appear to have been submitted fraudulently or to cancel or modify the Contest, in whole or in part. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.  In all cases, WWE reserves the right to confirm a contestant’s eligibility to win a prize and WWE may require proof of age and residency and the contestant will be disqualified if WWE, in its sole discretion, finds the proof unsatisfactory.  WWE further reserves the right to disqualify any contestant whose behavior, past or present, WWE, in its sole discretion, deems to be inappropriate, a threat or danger to others and/or an embarrassment to WWE.  CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

10. DISPUTES/GOVERNING LAW.  Any claims arising out of the Contest shall be governed solely by United States law and may be brought only in a federal or state court located in Connecticut. If any provisions of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.

11. DATA COLLECTION.  WWE collects personal information from you when you enter the Contest.  See WWE’s privacy policy at http://www.wwe.com/help/generalfaq/privacypolicy for information about how personal information may be used. 

12. OFFICIAL RULES/WINNERS LIST.  For names of the Grand Prize winners or for a copy of these Official Rules, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope for receipt by June 1, 2014 to: Dress as a WWE Superstar Contest, 1241 East Main Street, Stamford, CT 06902.

13. SPONSOR.  This Contest is sponsored by World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., 1241 East Main Street, Stamford, CT 06902.

© World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved.

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