WWE SummerSlam #WWEAnnouncerContest rules
WWE’S SUMMERSLAM® ANNOUNCER CONTEST
CONTEST OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND D.C. (EXCLUDING PUERTO RICO, GUAM, THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS AND OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES), WHO ARE AT THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR JURISDICTION OF RESIDENCE (18 YEARS OF AGE IN MOST STATES, 19 IN ALABAMA AND NEBRASKA, 21 IN MISSISSIPPI). NO ENTRY FEE NECESSARY TO ENTER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
- CONTEST DESCRIPTION.
No entry fee necessary to enter. WWE’s SummerSlam® Announcer Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (“Sponsor”).
The Contest entry period begins upon Sponsor’s posting of the contest on July 19, 2021 and ends on July 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM (the “Contest Entry Period”). Eligible contestants (“Contestants”) are invited to create and submit a video response on TikTok giving their best ring announcement paired with one of the WWE-provided videos using the “Duet” feature in TikTok (a “Submission”). THIS IS NOT A SWEEPSTAKES. By entering the Contest, each Contestant agrees to abide by these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify from the Contest any Contestant it believes has violated these Official Rules. The costs incurred in creating and submitting a Submission are to be borne by the Contestant and Contestants are not to be reimbursed by Sponsor or anyone else.
EXCEPT FOR WHAT MAY BE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED FOR IN THE TERMS OF THE CONTEST, NO MONETARY COMPENSATION, REIMBURSEMENT, PAYMENTS, RESIDUALS, REUSE FEES OR OTHER REMUNERATION WILL BE MADE TO CONTESTANTS FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION OR FOR SPONSOR’S USE OF ANY ASPECT OF THEIR PARTICIPATION.
To enter and participate in the Contest, Contestants must satisfy each of the following eligibility requirements:
- Contestants must be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia.
- Contestants must be at least the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence (18 years of age in most states, 19 in Alabama and Nebraska, 21 in Mississippi).
- Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of age and residency in the form of valid, government issued identification/documentation at any time from Contestants, and a Contestant will be disqualified if Sponsor, in its sole and exclusive discretion, finds that the proof is unsatisfactory.
- Contestants must not be (i) employees, officers or directors of Sponsor, Blue Triton Brands, Inc. or any person or entity involved in the Contest’s development or execution; (ii) employees, officers or directors of the aforementioned entities’ respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotion and advertising agencies; (iii) members of the immediate families of any such employees, officers or directors (meaning spouse, spousal equivalent, parents, siblings, children and their spouses, regardless of whether any of the above are step-relatives); or (iv) members of the households of any such employees, officers or directors (whether related to such employees or not).
- Contestants may not be bound by any contracts or agreements that conflict with participating in the Contest and any other Sponsor events, projects or assignments, including, but not limited to, appearing on Sponsor broadcasts and other programs, making appearances on behalf of Sponsor, and/or appearing in Sponsor advertising, publications and other materials.
- Contestants must affirm upon selection that they will be able to participate in SummerSlam.
- HOW TO ENTER.
During the Contest Entry Period, Contestants may enter the Contest by sending his/her Submission via TikTok® by:
- Having a public TikTok account. If you are not a TikTok member, you may find links to download the app for free here: www.tiktok.com/.
- Creating a split-screen “Duet” on one of the following five videos, tag #WWEAnnouncerContest, and post your video on TikTok:
https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMd7ey6rd/ (John Cena)
https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMd7ejH32/ (Bianca Belair)
https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMd7efm3F/ (Sasha Banks)
Your account settings must remain public during the Contest Entry Period and until the prizes are awarded.
You must not change your TikTok handle during the Contest Entry Period and until the prizes are awarded.
All entries for the Contest must be received by the end date of the Contest Entry Period. Only One (1) Submission per person will be judged.
- SUBMISSION SPECIFICATIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES AND LICENSE.
Each Submission must be the original work of the Contestant and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. If the Submission contains any material or elements that are not owned by the Contestant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the Contestant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the Submission to Sponsor, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Submission by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules. Other than the WWE official videos provided for the Duet (listed above), Contestants may not use video, images or music from outside sources. Sponsor reserves the right to require proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor from any Contestant at any time.
Submissions must comply with the following guidelines to be eligible:
- Submissions must be in English;
- Submissions must only include the Contestant’s voice and likeness and may not contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other indicia identifying any person, living or dead, without permission;
- Submissions should not contain physicality; show your character and personality, NOT your moves;
- Submissions must be in the form of an uploaded “video response” to the Sponsor instructions;
- Submissions 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;
- Submissions may not include actions of a violent nature or overly aggressive physical nature;
- Submissions may not 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;
- Submissions may not defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor or other people or companies;
- Submissions may not contain non-Sponsor trademarks, logos or trade names owned by others, or advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind;
- Submissions may not contain copyrighted materials owned by others without permission;
- Submissions may not communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate; and
- Submissions may not depict and may not itself be in violation of any law or otherwise.
Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Submission for any reason, in its sole and absolute discretion.
In the event of a dispute about the identity of a Contestant, TikTok entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the TikTok account the entry is submitted from at the time of entry. The “authorized account holder” is the person who is assigned to the TikTok account by the online service provider. The potential Grand Prize Winners may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning entry.
As a condition of entry, each Contestant agrees to indemnify and hold the Released Parties (as defined below) harmless from and against any and all claims or liability to a third party that arise out of the content of any text, photo or video submitted in this Contest, or Contestant’s failure to comply with these Submission Requirements or the Official Rules.
Each Contestant hereby grants to Sponsor a perpetual, royalty-free, assignable, irrevocable, unrestricted, license to use, utilize, replicate, alter, adapt, modify, publish, broadcast, translate, produce derivative works from, distribute, present, display, sublicense and exercise all copyright and other intellectual property and other rights with respect to each Submission worldwide and/or to include, in part or in whole, any Submission in other works in any media now known or later created, anywhere and forever, without further review, notice, approval, consideration or compensation, including, without limitation, on WWE’s broadcasts and on Sponsor’s social media channels. Except where legally prohibited, submission of a Submission into this Contest constitutes entrant’s irrevocable permission for Sponsor to use the entrant’s name and social media handle, in whole or in part, in print, electronic media, broadcast media, or any other media or manner, whether now known or later created, in perpetuity, in any way Sponsor deems appropriate in connection with promoting the Contest and Sponsor’s mission or any other purposes without further review, notice, approval, consideration or compensation.
- Winner Selection and Notification.
Submissions will be judged by a panel of qualified judges selected by Sponsor (the “Judging Panel”). Each Submission will receive a score based on the following criteria: (1) presentation (50%); (2) voice (30%); and (3) originality (20%). The two Contestants submitting the top scoring Submissions, as determined by the Judging Panel, will receive the Prizes, subject to confirmation. In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken by the Judging Panel who shall select the Submission that best meets criteria #3. Sponsor reserves the right to not award any Prizes, in its sole discretion, if it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Submissions. The Judging Panel’s and Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding on all matters.
Potential Winners will be notified through TikTok approximately twenty-four (24) hours after being selected, and instructed to contact Sponsor by telephone within twenty-four (24) hours. Before a Potential Winner will be deemed a Grand Prize Winner, he/she may be required to participate in a Zoom interview with Sponsor staff and sign and return a background check consent form, prize verification form, participation agreement, a publicity release (except where prohibited) and any other legal documents that Sponsor may require, including IRS Form W-9 (collectively, “Prize Verification Forms”), within two (2) days from the date Sponsor sends the Prize Verification Forms to the Potential Winner, or the Potential Winner will be subject to disqualification. If a Zoom interview and background check is required of any Potential Winner, the Zoom interview and background check must be reviewed and approved by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, before the Potential Winner is deemed a Grand Prize Winner. If a selected Grand Prize Winner does not respond within twenty-four (24) hours following the initial notification attempt, is found to be not in compliance with these Official Rules, fails to timely return the requisite documents in a timely manner, or if the prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, the Grand Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion and if time allows before the Event, awarded to the Contestant submitting the Submission with the next highest score, subject to confirmation in accordance with these Official Rules.
GRAND PRIZES. Two (1) Grand Prize Winners (the “Grand Prize Winners”) will each receive two (2) tickets for Grand Prize Winner and one (1) guest to WWE SummerSlam® (the “Event”) currently scheduled for August 21, 2021, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada (the “Event City”); round-trip economy class air transportation for the Grand Prize Winner and one (1) guest between the major commercial airport near Grand Prize Winner’s permanent residence and the Event City (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion); two (2) nights hotel accommodations (one (1) standard room, double occupancy/hotel designated by Sponsor in its sole discretion); ground transportation between airport and hotel; and at Sponsor’s sole discretion the opportunity to become a guest ring announcer before one of the matches at SummerSlam.
Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each Grand Prize package: $2,450.00 USD and the ARV of all Grand Prizes is $4,900.00. The ARV is determined as of the date of the printing of these Official Rules. The difference in the value of the prize as stated herein and value at time of prize notification, if any, will not be awarded.
Grand Prize Winner and his/her guest must be available to travel to the Event City on the dates designated by Sponsor. If Grand Prize Winner is unable to travel during this time period, Grand Prize will be forfeited, and no further or alternative compensation will be provided. In the event the Grand Prize Winner lives within one hundred fifty (150) miles of the Event City, Sponsor will provide the Grand Prize Winner and guest (traveling together) with round-trip ground transportation between the Grand Prize Winner’s residence and the Event City in lieu of the round trip coach air transportation from major commercial airport nearest the Grand Prize Winner’s residence. The dollar value difference between the round-trip economy class air transportation and ground transportation will not be provided to the Grand Prize Winner. If Grand Prize Winner elects to partake in any or all portions of the Grand Prize with no guest, any remainder of the Grand Prize attributable to such non-participating guest will be forfeited and shall not be subject to further or alternative compensation. Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for any and all expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the prize description herein, including, but not limited to, ground transfers between Grand Prize Winner’s residence and airport of departure, ground transportation (not stated herein), in-room charges (e.g., mini-bar, room service, telephone, movies), meals and beverages, gratuities, travel upgrades, baggage fees, concessions at Event, and personal incidentals. Grand Prize Winner will be required to provide a valid major credit card or some other acceptable form of payment, as determined in the hotel’s sole discretion upon hotel check and all in-room charges, telephone calls, meals, beverages, hotel upgrades, amenities, personal incidentals, and any other expenses charged to the Grand Prize Winner’s and guest’s hotel rooms will be charged to that major valid credit card or deducted from the deposit provided by Grand Prize Winner. The ARV of the Grand Prize may vary based on the commercial airport nearest Grand Prize Winner’s permanent residence, as well as hotel fluctuations at the time of travel. Grand Prize Winner and guest must travel on dates designated by Sponsor and on the same itinerary. In the event the Grand Prize Winner and guest cannot travel on dates designated by Sponsor, the Grand Prize Winner will be disqualified, and the Grand Prize may be awarded to an alternate winner in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries provided sufficient time remains prior to the Event. Sponsor is not responsible for any fees or additional charges resulting from the Grand Prize Winner’s or guest’s changes to itinerary or accommodations. Travel is subject to terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules and those set forth by selected travel providers, availability and other material restrictions may apply. In the event, for whatever reason, the Event is cancelled prior to the trip or during Grand Prize Winner’s trip, that portion of the prize will not be awarded, and Sponsor will not provide any compensation or substitution for that portion of the prize. Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor.
Grand Prize Winner may attend the Event with a guest who is under the age of majority if: (a) the parent or legal guardian of the guest has executed an Authorization Form, giving consent, a Liability Release and, where legal, a Publicity Release, on such guest’s behalf and will accompany the minor guest to the Event; and (b) Sponsor, in its sole discretion, has granted its approval. In all cases, the Grand Prize Winner’s guest, 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). Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers, including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same. Sponsor shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage. Once issued, tickets are nontransferable and may not be reissued. Open tickets may not be issued, and stopovers are not permitted. Grand Prize Winner and guest are responsible for obtaining their own medical and life insurance and the associated costs. Grand Prize Winner and guest agree to comply with all applicable venue regulations in connection with the Event.
All expenses not specified in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, taxes and insurance are solely Grand Prize Winner’s responsibility. Grand Prize Winner shall be responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, including, but not limited to, any sales and income taxes. Prizes may not be substituted, transferred or redeemed for cash, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute similar prize of comparable or greater value in its sole discretion.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather. Grand Prize Winner fully understands that COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death regardless of age or health condition, and that no precautions, including the Safety Requirements and other protocols implemented by WWE, its affiliated entities and/or third parties (including, but not limited to, federal and state governmental agencies and local health authorities) can eliminate the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Grand Prize Winner and each of Grand Prize Winner’s guest assume all risks, hazards, and dangers arising from or relating in any way to the risk of contracting COVID-19 or any other communicable disease or illness, or a bacteria, virus or other pathogen capable of causing a communicable disease or illness, whether occurring before, during, or after any aspect of the Grand Prize trip, however caused or contracted. Grand Prize Winner and Grand Prize Winner’s guest voluntarily waive all potential or actual claims, liabilities, or demands against WWE and its affiliates that relate in any way to exposure to or contraction of a communicable or infectious disease, including but not limited to, COVID-19, by any other individual, including but not limited to Grand Prize Winner’s minor children, family members, and/or other guest.
Admission to all events associated with SummerSlam and participation in all aspects of the Grand Prize trip is subject to compliance with all safety and health requirements and policies put in place by WWE, Allegiant Stadium, the Las Vegas area hotel, and airline, as applicable, including requirements relating to face masks, social distancing, and enhanced health screenings (which may include a requirement that Grand Prize Winner, and each guest in Grand Prize Winner’s party, be temperature screened and/or tested for COVID-19 prior to or during the event) and those policies and requirements of local health authorities (including, but not limited to, the City of Las Vegas and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Each person (including children) may also be required to complete additional documentation or paperwork prior to participation in any aspect of the Grand Prize trip. Such policies and requirements as they may be updated from time to time (in the sole determination of WWE) and as they may be communicated prior to or during the event (whether orally or in writing) by, for example, instruction provided by WWE or Allegiant Stadium personnel or signage in or around Allegiant Stadium, are collectively referred to as the “Safety Requirements”. Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, these Safety Requirements may continue to be updated from time to time between the announcement of this Contest and the Grand Prize trip. Grand Prize Winner acknowledges and agrees that all members of Grand Prize Winner’s party will comply with the Safety Requirements (including all requirements that must be satisfied prior to or during an event), and attendance at each event is conditioned on such compliance.
GENERAL CONDITIONS. Contestants 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. By entering, participants (and parent/legal guardian if participant is a minor) release and hold harmless Sponsor and each of its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, representatives, promotion, advertising and online technology agencies, Blue Triton Brands, Inc., TikTok, prize suppliers and all others associated with the development or execution of this Contest and each of their respective owners, shareholders, directors, officers, employees, contractors and agents (the “Released Parties”) 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, use, misuse or nonuse of any prize or parts thereof (including activity or travel related thereto), 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 downloading materials or software in connection with this Contest The Released Parties do not make any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the use of any prize, including, without limitation, quality, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any additional expenses, omissions, delays, re-routing, or acts of any government or authority, of if the Contest cannot take place or if the Prizes cannot be awarded due to acts of war, natural disasters, weather, acts of terrorism, or if the Event is cancelled for any reason. Sponsor reserves the right to modify this Contest in any way it deems necessary or appropriate and to cancel this Contest if it deems necessary or appropriate.
INTERNET. The use of any automated launching or entry software or any other mechanical or electronic means that permits the participant to automatically register and/or enter repeatedly is prohibited. 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 which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest for any reason. Should this Contest be terminated, Sponsor reserves the right to select the Grand Prize Winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the action requiring such termination. Released Parties assume no responsibility 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. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, garbled or misdirected entries or for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Contest or downloading any materials in this Contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE 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.
LIST OF WINNERS. For the names of the Grand Prize Winners, available after August 22, 2021, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: WWE SummerSlam Announcer Contest, WWE Sweepstakes Fulfillment, 1241 East Main Street, Stamford, CT 06902. Requests must be received by October 31, 2021.
DISPUTES. Participants agree that this Contest is governed solely by the laws of the State of Connecticut. Any claims arising out of the Contest shall be governed solely by Connecticut law and may be brought only in a federal or state court 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.
EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED, CONTESTANT AGREES THAT: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS CONTEST OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED, INCLUDING COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS CONTEST, BUT IN NO EVENT ATTORNEYS’ FEES; AND (3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL CONTESTANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND CONTESTANT HEREBY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN FOR ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES, AND ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED.
SPONSOR. This Contest is sponsored by World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. 1241 East Main Street, Stamford, CT 06902. All inquiries regarding the Contest should be directed to World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
© World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved. WWE is a registered trademark of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
Any third-party trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective trademark owners. The use or mention of such third-party trademarks in these Official Rules or in the Contest is solely for descriptive purposes and shall in no way imply an endorsement or sponsorship of the Contest. This Contest may be advertised on social media sites/platforms, but this Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, such social media sites/platforms (such as TikTok, YouTube, Instagram or Facebook).