All-Star Mom Contest Official Rules
NO PURCHASE OR MOBILE DEVICE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR MOBILE DEVICE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND NOMINATORS/NOMINEES WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT.
Eligibility: The All-Star Mom Contest ("Contest") is open to: (1) "Nominees" (subject matter of the submitted entry) who are mothers/legal guardians or people who are acting as mothers/legal guardians (collectively referred to as "Mom" or "Nominee"). Nominees must be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, eighteen (18) years of age or older as of date of entry. (2) "Nominators" (person who submits an entry) who must be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or older (or of the legal age of majority in their state of residence, whichever is older) at the date of entry. The Nominee must be someone with whom the Nominator is personally acquainted, and Nominator must have Nominee's permission to nominate him/her, to submit any of his/her personal information required on the form and to grant permission to be contacted by Sponsor and/or Administrator for Contest administration purposes. You may nominate yourself.
Employees, officers and directors of MLB Advanced Media, L.P. ("MLBAM," "MLB.com" or "Sponsor"), the other MLB Entities (as defined below), Fanatics, Inc., Church & Dwight Co., Inc. ("Church & Dwight"), teamDigital Promotions, Inc. ("Administrator"), and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, governors, related entities, partners, partnerships, principals, licensees, sponsors, and advertising/promotion agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, "Released Parties"), and the immediate family members (parent, spouse, sibling, or child, and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in the same household of each (whether or not related) are not eligible to participate or win. The "MLB Entities" shall mean MLBAM, the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball ("BOC"), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., The MLB Network, LLC, the Major League Baseball Clubs ("Clubs"), each of their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and related entities, any entity which, now or in the future, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Clubs or the BOC and the owners, general and limited partners, shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agents of the foregoing entities. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.
Promotion Period: Contest begins at 12:00:01PM Eastern Time ("ET") on 4/30/18, and ends at 11:59:59PM ET on 5/28/18 ("Promotion Period").
How To Enter: During the Promotion Period, visit allstarmom.com on your computer or mobile device, click on the applicable Contest banners, buttons and/or links to access the online Contest registration page. Once on the page follow the instructions provided to fully complete and submit the online entry form, including an essay consisting of eight hundred (800) characters or less ("Essay"), in English, addressing the question "What Makes Your Mom an All-Star Mom?" The premise of the Essay should address what makes your Mom special; how your Mom is there for you or your family on a daily basis; how your Mom is an important part of your life; and what things your Mom does that makes her worthy of this special recognition (hereafter, "Theme"). Entries must be received during the Promotion Period by 11:59:59PM ET on 5/28/18, to be eligible. If you choose to enter using your mobile device, standard data rates apply. Each wireless carrier's data rate plan may vary, and you should contact your wireless carrier for information on data rate plans and charges relating to your participation in this Contest. The entry form and Essay combined will hereafter be referred to as the "Entry." All Entries must: 1) Be the original creation of the Nominator; 2) Not have won any type of previous recognition awards (regardless of compensation); 3) Not have been previously published or produced in any fashion (regardless of compensation); 4) Not infringe on any third-party rights; 5) Be suitable for publication as determined at the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor; 6) Not contain other brands' names, labels or logos; and 7) not include any of the following content: (i) pornography, adult-oriented content or any other sexually-explicit material; (ii) materials relating to lotteries or gambling; (iii) explicit language or content, reference to violence, or promotion of illegal activities; (iv) content in violation of intellectual property rights or laws; (v) libellous, defamatory, disparaging, tortious or slanderous materials; (vi) content that denigrates, disparages or reflects negatively on the MLB Entities, their owners and employees, or the game of baseball; (vii) tobacco, alcohol or drugs; (viii) material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, age or any other basis protected by federal, state, territory, provincial or local law, ordinance, or regulation; (ix) mention of individuals under legal age of majority without providing a signed release from parent or legal guardian; and (x) material that is unlawful, or otherwise in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state/territory/province where the Entry is created. Any Entry deemed inappropriate, pornographic, lewd, offensive, inappropriate for any reason or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules, as determined at the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, will not be considered. Modification of an existing work does not qualify as original. In order to be entered into the Contest, the Nominator must comply with the Entry instructions and each Nominator and Nominee must meet the eligibility criteria outlined above. Once submitted, an Entry cannot be deleted, canceled, or modified.
All Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Limit one (1) Entry per person/valid email address for the duration of the Promotion Period. Additional Entries received from any person or email address or telephone number during the Promotion Period after the first Entry received from that person or email address would be void. The name of the "authorized account holder" associated with any given email address will be deemed to be the submitter of any Entry and must comply with these Official Rules. The authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, an online service provider, or another organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address.
Winner Determination: On/about 6/1/18, all eligible Essays received will be judged on the following criteria by Sponsor: 1) Originality, including creativity and uniqueness of Essay and depiction: 0-30 points; 2) Presentation, including compelling delivery, expression, appeal, and overall engagement: 0-30 points; and 3) Relevance to Contest Theme: 0-40 points. The Essay that receives the over-all highest total score, as determined by Sponsor, based on above criteria will be declared the potential Grand Prize winning Entry and the Nominator will be named the potential Grand Prize winner (subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, such potential Grand Prize winner will be declared the official Grand Prize winner of the Contest). The five (5) Essays that receive the 2nd-6th highest total scores, as determined by Sponsor, based on the above criteria will be declared the potential First Prize winning Entries. Both the Nominators and Nominees of the five (5) potential First Prize winning entries (subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules) will be declared the official First Prize winners of the Contest for a total of ten (10) First Prize winners. In the event of a tie, the tied Entries will be re-judged based on the following criteria: Originality: 100%. Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than six (6) Entries if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries. The Nominator of the potential Grand Prize winning Entry and both the Nominators and Nominee of the potential First Prize winning Entries will be notified by email and will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and (where legal) Publicity Release within two (2) days of date of issuance of notification. The Grand Prize winner will be required to complete an IRS Form W9 and provide his or her Social Security number for tax reporting purposes. The Grand Prize winner's Nominee and guests must be of legal age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence unless child or legal ward of Grand Prize winner and such guests (if child or legal ward of Grand Prize winner, Grand Prize winner) will be required to execute and return a Liability Release and (where legal) Publicity Release prior to prize award. One (1) of the Grand Prize winner's three (3) guests must be his/her Nominee. Non-compliance with the foregoing or with these Official Rules in any way, the inability to contact a potential winner (as specified above), a potential winner's rejection of his or her prize or return of prize or prize notification as non-deliverable may result in disqualification and, at Sponsor's discretion, the awarding of the prize at hand to the next runner-up, this process will continue until a winner is confirmed, time permitting. Limit one (1) prize per person and per household.
One (1) Grand Prize: The Grand Prize winner will receive a 4-day/ 3-night trip for the Grand Prize winner, his/her Nominee, and two (2) additional guests to Washington, D.C. for the 2018 MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard played on July 17, 2018 (the "2018 MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard") consisting of round-trip coach class air transportation between a major airport nearest to Grand Prize winner's residence in the U.S. and a major U.S. gateway airport near/in Washington, D.C.; three (3)-night standard quad-occupancy hotel accommodations (one (1) room) at a hotel in Washington. D.C. determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion, ground transportation in Washington. D.C. to/from the airport and the hotel; and four (4) tickets for Grand Prize winner, and his/her Nominee and two (2) guests for each of the following games, exhibitions and events: (a) one (1) day admission for the MLB All-Star Fanfest determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion, (b) All-Star Sunday featuring: SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game, (c) Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Nationals Park featuring: T-Mobile Home Run Derby, and (d) the 2018 MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard (the "Grand Prize"). (Total Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of Grand Prize = $5,000 US). Actual value of Grand Prize will vary depending on the Grand Prize winner's city of departure and any difference in value will not be awarded. Tickets are subject to certain terms and conditions specified thereon. Seat locations at game/events/exhibitions, if applicable, shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Administrator and/or MLBAM, as applicable. Administrator, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to provide ground transportation in lieu of air transportation if the Grand Prize winner resides within one-hundred (100) miles of Washington, D.C. (and no additional compensation or substitution will be awarded for difference in prize value). Trip must be taken on dates specified by Administrator or Grand Prize will be forfeited and, at Administrator's discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be selected according to the judging criteria set forth above from among all remaining eligible Entries received. If a game, event or exhibition is canceled or postponed for any reason, travel prize will be awarded less attendance to the applicable game and Administrator will substitute that activity(s) with an item(s)/activity(s) of approximately comparable or greater value as determined solely by Administrator. Travel and hotel accommodation restrictions apply. Travel arrangements must be made through Administrator's agent and on a carrier of Administrator's choice. The Grand Prize winner and his/her Nominee and guests are responsible for obtaining all required travel documents, including passports and visas (if applicable) prior to travel and must have no impediment to entering the United States. Grand Prize winner, Nominee and guests must travel together on the same itinerary. Grand Prize winner's Nominee and guest must be of legal age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence (and at least eighteen (18) years of age) unless child or legal ward of Grand Prize winner. All prize details are at Administrator's sole discretion. Major League Baseball game and event dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and/or the applicable Club, as applicable, and may be subject to change. The Grand Prize does not include tickets to or for any other game, event or exhibition during the 2018 MLB All-Star Week® other than as specifically set forth herein and/or in prize-related documents. The terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as part of any Prize will govern in the event a legal game, event or exhibition, as defined by Major League Baseball, is not played or held, as applicable, due to weather conditions, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason. Grand Prize winner and his/her Nominee and guests agree to comply with all Major League Baseball and Major League Baseball Club stadium rules and regulations relating to the use of Major League Baseball game, event and/or exhibition tickets and, in accordance therewith, agree not to act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with any intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at such game. Administrator and the applicable MLB Entities reserve the right to remove or to deny entry to the Grand Prize winner and/or his/her Nominee and guests who engage(s) in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at the game, event or exhibition. The Released Parties will not be responsible for weather conditions, Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage, natural disaster or any other event or situation outside their control that may cause the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Baseball game, event or exhibition. Major League Baseball game, event or exhibition tickets awarded as part of the Grand Prize may not be resold or offered for resale or used for any commercial or promotional purpose whatsoever. Any such resale or commercial or promotional use may result in disqualification and Grand Prize forfeiture, and may invalidate the license granted by the game, event or exhibition ticket(s).
Ten (10) First Prizes: Each First Prize winner will receive one (1) $100 MLBshop.com online gift certificate; and one (1) Arm & Hammer/OxiClean prize package consisting of laundry and dish cleaning products to be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion (the "First Prize(s)" and together with the Grand Prize, the "Prizes" or "prizes"). ARV of each First Prize: not to exceed $200.00. Online gift certificates are subject to the terms and conditions associated with their use, for details visit https://help-mlb.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/723. Total ARV of all Prizes: $12,000.
Miscellaneous: No transfer, assignment, cash redemption, or substitution of any prize permitted except by Administrator who may substitute any prize (or any portion thereof) with a prize of comparable or greater value. Each winner is responsible for all income, federal, state and local taxes as well as any other costs or expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including, but not limited to, additional ground transportation, passport or visa fees (if applicable), baggage fees, meals, gratuities, travel insurance, and souvenirs. By participating, each Nominator/Nominee agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and agrees that (1) Sponsor, Administrator, Church & Dwight and each of their respective designees shall have the right and permission to use (unless prohibited by law) Nominator's/Nominee's name, address (city and state of residence), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, promotional and/or trade and/or any other purpose in any and all media or format now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without limitation and without further compensation or consideration, permission or notification to Nominators/Nominees or any third parties; and (2) Released Parties, Facebook and each of their respective designees and assigns shall have no liability and will be held harmless for any liability, loss, injury or damage, including, without limitation, personal injury, death or damages of any kind to personal or real property, to Nominator/Nominee or any other person or entity due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of participation in this Contest, the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any Prize (or any portion thereof) and/or any travel or activity related thereto (including attendance at the game) and/or Sponsor's use (or nonuse) of the Entry permitted hereunder, including, but not limited to, claims of copyright or trademark infringement, false endorsement, libel, slander, defamation or infringement of rights of publicity or privacy. Administrator and MLBAM reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to modify, terminate or suspend this Contest (or any portion thereof) for any reason including in the event viruses, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Contest (or any portion thereof) or for any other reason and, in the event of termination at its discretion, select winner for the drawing at issue from those eligible, non-suspect entries received for the drawing at issue prior to event requiring such termination. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By entering, you understand that you are providing your information to the Sponsor and not Facebook.
Arbitration: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Contest, Nominator/Nominee agrees that: 1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the Nominator and/or Nominee; 2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and 3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will Nominator/Nominee be permitted to obtain awards for, and Nominator/Nominee hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than Nominator's/Nominee's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Contest), and Nominator/Nominee further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
Choice of Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Nominator/Nominee and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of New York, USA.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTEST IN ANY WAY, OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST, MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, ADMINISTRATOR, MLBAM AND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS WILL DISQUALIFY ANY NOMINATOR/NOMINEE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT AND RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK ANY AND ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE FROM ANY PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW.
Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a background check of any and all records of any winner, including without limitation, civil and criminal court records and police reports. To the extent necessary under law, winners shall authorize this background check. Sponsor may also take all steps necessary to corroborate any information provided to Sponsor by winner(s) in their Entries or in any follow up communications. In that regard, winners will be obligated to provide necessary contacts and information so that Sponsor may conduct such investigation. Sponsor reserves the right (at its sole discretion) to disqualify any winner from any prize element, based on the background check.
Winners List: For the names of the winners (available after 7/1/18), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by 7/30/18, to: All-Star Mom Contest Winners, MLB Advanced Media, L.P., 75 Ninth Avenue - 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10011.
Sponsor: MLB Advanced Media, L.P., 75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.
Administrator: teamDigital Promotions, Inc., 6 Berkshire Blvd, Bethel, CT 06801/www.teamdigital.com.
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