Community Champion for MDA contest official rules

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June 24, 2011

COMMUNITY CHAMPION FOR MDA CONTEST

 

OFFICIAL RULES

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  MANY WILL ENTER, FEW WILL WIN.

 

CONTEST OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES, INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, BETWEEN THE AGES OF SIX (6) AND SEVENTEEN (17).  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

 

Do you actively support the Muscular Dystrophy Association or champion those suffering from muscular dystrophy or related diseases?  Do you know a young person who does?  If so, enter the Community Champion for MDA Contest (the “Contest”) by telling us why you or your nominee should be named a “WWE Community Champion” and you or your nominee could be selected to win tickets to a WWE event, including a meet and greet with a WWE Superstar or WWE Diva.

 

ELIGIBILITY:  You (or your nominee, if applicable) must be a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States, including the District of Columbia, between the ages of six (6) and seventeen (17).  Employees, officers and directors of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (“WWE”) (including WWE performing talent) and its subsidiaries, affiliates (i.e., entities controlling, controlled by or under common control with, WWE), promotion and advertising agencies and anyone involved in the Contest’s development or execution, and the immediate family members (meaning spouses, parents, siblings, children and their respective spouses) and members of the households of such employees, officers and directors are not eligible to enter or win.  By taking part in this Contest, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules.  Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify from this Contest any person it believes has intentionally violated these Rules.  Void where prohibited.

 

HOW TO ENTER:  No entry fee necessary to enter.  Limit one entry per contestant/nominee.  All entries require verifiable parental consent.  Entries without verifiable parental consent will be disqualified.  Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

 

To enter yourself, send an email to CommunityChampions@wwe.com describing your volunteer work in the fight against muscular dystrophy or related diseases in the past two (2) years and tell us why you should be named a “WWE Community Champion.”  Be sure to include your name, address, birth date, telephone number(s), and parent/legal guardian name and telephone number(s).  To nominate a young person, send an email to CommunityChampions@wwe.com describing your nominee’s volunteer work in the fight against muscular dystrophy or related diseases in the past two (2) years and tell us why your nominee should be named a “WWE Community Champion.”  Be sure to include (i) the nominee’s name, address, birth date, telephone number(s); (ii) the nominee’s parent/legal guardian name and telephone number(s); and (iii) your name, address, birth date and telephone number(s).  All entries must be received between 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on June 20, 2011 and 11:59 p.m. ET on August 31, 2011.  Incomplete entries may be disqualified.

 

JUDGING:  All valid entries will be evaluated by a qualified team of judges convened by WWE and the Muscular Dystrophy Association based on the following criteria: (a) demonstrated commitment to, and evidence of supporting, the Muscular Dystrophy Association; and (b) demonstrated contribution to an individual(s) suffering from muscle disease.  Each criterion will count for one-half of the total score.  In the event of a tie for the top score, the entry receiving the highest score for criterion (a) among the tied entries will be named a winner.  Entries will not be judged on use of formal grammar, spelling and writing conventions.  On or about September 15, 2011, the two (2) entrants who submitted the top-scoring entries from among all valid entries received will be named prize winners, subject to confirmation.  

 

The decisions of WWE are final and not subject to appeal.

 

TWO (2) PRIZESEach prize winner will receive four (4) tickets (for the prize winner and three (3) guests) to a WWE live event in the prize winner’s local area (within 100 miles of winner’s residence), including a meet and greet with a WWE Superstar or WWE Diva (the “Event”) (the exact WWE Event, Event location, seat locations, identity of WWE Superstar or WWE Diva, and date selected by WWE in its sole discretion), a WWE t-shirt, and a WWE Community Champions certificate.  In addition, WWE may, at its option, choose to spotlight the prize winners in WWE Kids Magazine and/or on wwe.com.  Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the prize: $225, each.

 

If an Event is not scheduled to take place in the prize winner’s local area within one (1) year of winner’s confirmation as a prize winner, WWE will substitute the stated prize with another prize of comparable or greater value in its sole discretion.  Note that WWE may not know the schedule of events for the full year at the time a prize winner is confirmed.  In such case, WWE will contact the prize winner once an Event is scheduled in the winner’s local area.  All prize winners must be accompanied to the Event by a parent or legal guardian, who must attend the Event at his or her own expense, unless such parent or legal guardian is among the prize winner’s chosen guests. In all cases, the prize winner’s guests, or the parent/legal guardian of any guest who is a minor in his or her state of residence, will be required to sign a Liability and Publicity Release (except where prohibited by law).

 

All expenses not specified in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, taxes, insurance, transportation, food and beverages, souvenirs and other expenses are solely each prize winner’s responsibility.

 

OTHER CONSIDERATIONSThe parent/legal guardian of each prize winner will be required to complete and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and, where legal, a Publicity Release, and any other documentation that Sponsor may require and to see to it that the Sponsor is in receipt of these documents within seven (7) days of having received the same.  In all cases, Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of residency, age and parenthood or guardianship, and a winner will be deemed to have forfeited the prize if Sponsor, in its discretion, finds that the proof is unsatisfactory.  If a prize winner does not timely return requisite documents, or in the event of non-compliance with any of the requirements of these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and the next highest scoring entry will be named a winner and confirmed in accordance with these Official Rules.  Prizes may not be substituted, transferred or redeemed for cash, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute prize with prize of comparable or greater value in its discretion. 

 

GENERAL CONDITIONS:  Participants agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor which are final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest.  All federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the prize winners.  By entering, participants release and hold harmless Sponsor and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, representatives, promotion, advertising agencies, prize suppliers and all others associated the development or execution of this Contest, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and affiliates (the “Releasees”) from any and all liability or any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with participation in this Contest or acceptance, misuse, nonuse or use of any prize or parts thereof, including, without limitation, liability for death, personal injury, damage or loss of any kind, and from liability to any other persons relating to or resulting from entering or participating in this Contest or in any prize.  Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any additional expenses, omissions, delays, re-routing, or acts of any government or authority.  Sponsor reserves the right to modify this Contest in any way it deems necessary or appropriate. 

 

Entry constitutes permission for Sponsor and its designees to use entrant’s/nominee’s name, likeness, performance, hometown and state for advertising and promotional purposes in any and all media at the discretion of Sponsor without additional authorization, notice or compensation unless prohibited by law.

 

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.  Releasees assume no responsibility for (i) lost, late, stolen, illegible, incomplete, damaged, postage due, misdirected, misplaced or mutilated entries; (ii) malfunctioning computers; (iii) 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 (iv) 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.  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.

 

MISCELLANEOUS:  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 Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.

 

OFFICIAL RULES/WINNERS LIST: For a copy of these Official Rules, visit www.wwe.com/inside/overtheropes/wweinyourcorner.  For the identity of the prize winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:  WWE Community Champion for MDA Contest Winner List Request, 1241 East Main Street, Stamford, CT 06902.  All requests must be received by October 15, 2011.

 

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

 

© World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.  All rights reserved.

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