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#HomeRunsAtHome Contest (the "Contest")

Official Rules


The object of the Contest is to create and post an original (a) video or (b) captioned photo that most persuasively and creatively describes why a Child (defined below) baseball or softball player has potential to be a star player (the “Entry”). You must post your Entry via your public Instagram account and include the hashtag #HomeRunsAtHome (the “Hashtag”), in accordance with these Official Rules to be eligible. Staff members of Washington Nationals Baseball Club, LLC and Inova Health System (“Inova”) (the "Judges") will select the four (4) most compelling Entries in accordance with these Official Rules and based upon criteria set forth in the Judging section below to determine the Winners (defined below). Entries must comply with the following entry requirements (“Entry Requirements”): (i) Entries must be in the English language; (ii) video Entries must not exceed three (3) minutes in length; and (iii) Entries must only describe a Child as defined herein. “Child” must be an individual (1) five (5) to seventeen (17) years of age; (2) that entrant knows personally; and (3) for whom entrant has received the permission of such Child’s Parent (defined below) to be nominated for this Contest and to be featured in entrant’s Entry. To enter, entrants must also have permission of the Child’s Parent to submit such Child’s Parent’s contact information to Sponsor and/or MLB for prize notification purposes (as described below). To be eligible to grant the foregoing permissions on behalf of a Child and for his/her contact information to be provided to Sponsor, MLB, and/or Inova, the individual must (A) be such Child’s parent or legal guardian, (B) be a legal resident of the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, North Carolina or West Virginia, (C) be eighteen (18) years of age or older, and (D) not be an Ineligible Individual (defined below). Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may require entrant to verify the permissions described herein before awarding a Prize to the applicable Parent. Entrants are entering on behalf of the Child described in entrant’s’ Entry and such Child’s Parent, and are not eligible to receive a prize.

ENTRY PERIOD: The Contest entry period begins at 12:00 am Eastern Time (“ET”) on May 1, 2020, and ends at 11:59 pm ET on June 1, 2020 (the "Entry Period").

JUDGING: The Judges will judge all eligible Entries to determine the four (4) most compelling Entries based on the following criteria: Creativity/Originality (34%), Quality of photo/video (33%), and Persuasiveness (33%). On or about June 5, 2020 (“Judging Date”), the four (4) most compelling Entries, as determined by the Judges, will be deemed the winning Entries (each, a "Winning Entry" and collectively, the “Winning Entries”). Subject to verification of entrant’s, Child’s and Parent’s eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, the eligible Parents of the Children described in the Winning Entries, as determined by the Judges, will be declared the official winners of the Contest (each, a “Winner” and collectively, the “Winners”). In the event of a tie for any potential Winning Entry, the score for Creativity/Originality will be used as a tiebreaker. For the avoidance of doubt, the eligible participants that submitted the Winning Entries will not receive a prize.

PRIZES: Four (4) Prizes To Be Awarded. Each Winner will receive the opportunity for Winner and his/her Child to join on a group virtual meet-and-greet call with Trea Turner (the “Player”) for approximately thirty (30) minutes on a date to be determined; provided, however, that such date shall be between June 8, 2020 and June 19, 2020 and shall be determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor and Player (each, a “Prize” and collectively, the “Prizes”). (Approximate Retail Value of each Prize: $150.) Winners will receive an access link to participate in the virtual meet-and-greet prior to its commencement. TECHNOLOGICAL EQUIPMENT FOR VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION NOT INCLUDED.

PRIZE NOTIFICATION RESPONSE TIME: Forty-eight (48) hours from the time of issuance of Prize Notification (defined below) (the “Required Response Time”).

WINNERS’ LIST: For a list naming the Winners, mail a request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received no later than ninety (90) days after the Judging Date to: #HomeRunsAtHome Contest, Presented by Inova Health Winners List c/o Washington Nationals, 1500 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003.

SPONSOR: Washington Nationals Baseball Club, LLC, 1500 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003 (“Sponsor”).

*HOW TO ENTER: *To enter, you must (1) have a valid, public Instagram account and (2) publicly post your Entry and the Hashtag to remain publicly posted through the Judging Date pursuant to the (a) Content Restrictions (as set forth in the Content Restrictions section below), (b) Entry Requirements, and (c) the Instagram Terms of Use available at No other method of entry will be accepted. Only publicly viewable captioned photos and videos on Instagram containing the Hashtag will be considered valid Entries. If you do not have an Instagram account, visit or download the free Instagram application and register in accordance with the enrollment instructions for a free Instagram account. All information submitted online via Instagram is subject to, and will be treated in a manner consistent with, the Instagram Terms of Use and Privacy Policy available at By fully completing and submitting all required information as directed you will be entered in the Contest. Participants are solely responsible for Internet connectivity, software and/or hardware that may be required in order to create and/or submit any Entry. All information submitted by participants in connection with this Contest and shared with, or otherwise made available to, the applicable MLB Entities per participant’s Instagram account settings is subject to, and will be treated in a manner consistent with, MLB’s Privacy Policy accessible at: Incomplete and/or inaccurate entries are void. Limit one (1) Entry per person and per Instagram account. In case of multiple Entries received from any person or Instagram account, only the first Entry received from such person or Instagram account will be considered. Any Entry that does not comply with the Content Restrictions or otherwise with these Official Rules, or that is removed or hidden prior to the Judging Date will be void, eliminated and not eligible for consideration.

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to legal residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and West Virginia (collectively referred to herein as “states”) who are eighteen (18) years of age or older with a valid Instagram account and a valid email address at the time of entry. Employees, officers and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of Inova, Sponsor, the other MLB Entities (as defined below) and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Contest (collectively, “Ineligible Individuals”) are not eligible to participate or win a Prize. The "MLB Entities" shall mean the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball (“BOC”), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, the Major League Baseball Clubs (“Clubs”), MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (“MLB”), Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., The MLB Network, LLC, 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. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Void outside the territory and states listed above, and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.

PRIZE CONDITIONS: All Prize details, including, without limitation, the virtual player meet-and-greet opportunity, shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor and Inova, as applicable, and subject to availability and rules and regulations of Sponsor. The Prizes are non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions except at Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize (or any portion thereof) with a prize of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion. Each Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes). All costs and expenses associated with the Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided including, but not limited to, lodging, transportation costs, meals, gratuities and other expenses incurred by accepting the Prize are the sole responsibility of each individual Winner. Limit one (1) Prize per person, family or household. TECHNOLOGICAL EQUIPMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN VIRTUAL MEET-AND-GREET NOT INCLUDED. Each Winner’s guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (and at least eighteen (18) years of age), unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Virtual event dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of the Sponsor and Player, as applicable, and may be subject to change. Each Winner and his/her Child agree to comply with all applicable Sponsor regulations in connection with the Prize. Winner and his/her Child agree that they shall not record the virtual meet-and-greet under any circumstances by any means, including, without limitation, by audio recording or video recording through the hosting virtual platform, a personal device, or social media platform. Sponsor and the applicable MLB Entities reserve the right to remove or to deny entry to any Winner and/or his/her Child who engage(s) in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person participating in the virtual meet-and-greet. Released Parties (defined below) will not be responsible for weather conditions, Acts of God, pandemic, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other natural disaster outside their control that may cause the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Baseball game, event or exhibition, or meet-and-greet event. Major League Baseball game, event and exhibition tickets, and meet-and-greet passes, awarded as prizes 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 Prize forfeiture, and may invalidate the license granted by the game, event or exhibition ticket(s), or meet-and-greet passes.

CONTEST ADMINISTRATION: Sponsor will be responsible for resolving any disputes and rules violations that arise in connection with the Contest. Sponsor's computer will be the official clock of the Contest. All decisions by Sponsor regarding the Contest shall be final and binding in all respects.

PUBLICATION, LICENSE AND RELEASE: By entering the Contest and submitting an Entry, each entrant (a) agrees that his/her Entry is an original work of authorship and that he/she owns all right, title and interest in the Entry as of the date of submission or has all necessary rights and authorizations to submit it and the express permission of all individuals, content and materials embodied in the Entry to submit it for possible use as provided herein; (b) agrees that his/her Entry does not violate the MLB Terms of Use accessible at or infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity; (c) grants, on his/her own behalf and on behalf of the Parent, to Sponsor, MLB, and Inova, and each of their respective designees, the perpetual and unlimited right and license to use, license, edit, modify, duplicate and/or create derivative works from his/her Entry throughout the world and in perpetuity, including, but not limited to, the right for Sponsor, MLB, and/or Inova as applicable, to publish, display, broadcast, distribute, reproduce, perform, create derivative works from and otherwise use and exploit the Entry via the Internet or any other interactive media, in stadium, on television, in print and/or any other media currently existing and hereafter developed and without limitation and without payment of any compensation to the participant or his/her heirs and successors, (i) on its own or as part of any audiovisual or other production; (ii) to advertise any products, programming or services of the MLB Entities or for any other advertising, marketing, publicizing and promotional purposes and in any materials related thereto; and/or (iii) for any other purpose whatsoever; and (d) release in perpetuity the Released Parties from any claims, demands, losses and liabilities of any nature arising out of or in any way connected with the Entry, and the use thereof as 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. Nothing herein will obligate the MLB Entities to make any use of any of the rights set forth herein.

CONTENT RESTRICTIONS: Participants must not include any of the following content (the "Content Restrictions") in any Entry: (a) pornography, adult-oriented content or any other sexually-explicit material; (b) materials relating to lotteries or gambling; (c) explicit language or content, images of violence, or promotion of illegal activities; (d) content in violation of intellectual property rights or laws; (e) libelous, defamatory, disparaging, tortious or slanderous materials; (f) content that denigrates, disparages or reflects negatively on the MLB Entities, their owners and employees, or the game of baseball; (g) tobacco, e-cigarettes, alcohol or drugs; (h) dangerous stunts; (i) real weapons of any kind including, but not limited to, guns, knives or projectiles; (j) 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, or local law, ordinance, or regulation; (k) individuals under legal age of majority without providing a signed release from parent or legal guardian; (l) audio and/or visual content owned by any third party (e.g., recorded music; pre-produced video, etc.); and (m) material that is unlawful, or otherwise in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where the Entry is created. Any Entry that does not comply with the foregoing, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, will be disqualified and eliminated from consideration.

NOTIFICATION: For each potential winner, the Sponsor and/or MLB will notify the nominating party via Instagram and/or email, and such nominating party will be required to privately (through email, or other secure, private means) provide the contact information for the Child’s Parent. The Sponsor and/or MLB will notify such Child’s Parent via the contact information provided by the nominating party (the "Prize Notification"). Such Child’s Parent will be required to provide his/her name, address, age and other personal information necessary to receive the Prize. In the event that any potential winner and/or nominating party does not respond to such Prize Notification (and/or request for Child’s Parent’s contact information) within the Required Response Time or fails to provide Sponsor all information necessary to receive the Prize or declines the Prize for any reason, a disqualification will result, the Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be chosen from among all remaining eligible Entries. In addition, each potential winner may be required to submit his/her valid social security number and/or other identification to Sponsor and may be required to execute, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability, and, unless prohibited by law, Publicity, within the Required Response Time. A disqualification and Prize forfeiture will result and, at Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner will be selected from among all remaining eligible Entries if all required documents are not properly executed and returned within the specified period of time. Refusal or return of such documents as non-deliverable or any potential winner's noncompliance with these Official Rules may result in disqualification, Prize forfeiture and, at Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, may cause an alternate potential winner to be chosen from among all remaining eligible Entries.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating in the Contest (whether as an entrant or as a Parent), each participant (a) accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, the MLB Privacy Policy and Terms of Use; and (b) gives his/her express permission to be contacted by Sponsor and/or its representatives for Contest administration purposes.

All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Sponsor, the other MLB Entities, Inova, Instagram, Inc. (“Instagram”), Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”), Twitter, Inc. (“Twitter”), Apple, Inc. (“Apple”), Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (“Zoom”), and each of their respective parent companies, trustees, subsidiaries, franchisees, assignees, affiliates, licensees, agents, independent contractors, telecasters, sponsors, licensees and advertising and promotional agencies, and each of their respective general and limited partners, members, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, employees, representatives and contractors (collectively, the "Released Parties") shall not be responsible for lost, late, stolen, garbled, delayed, undelivered, or misdirected entries, for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete entry information whether caused by a participant, equipment, or technical malfunction or for any human error, technical error or malfunctions.

Released Parties are not responsible for any technical, computer, network, typographical, printing, human or other errors relating to or in connection with this Contest, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the offer or administration of this Contest, the processing of entries, the tabulation of scores, the cancellation of games or any errors appearing in any Contest related-materials including, but not limited, to errors in advertising, the Official Rules, the selection and announcement of the Winners or the distribution of the Prizes. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest.

Released Parties make no warranties, express or implied, relative to the use or enjoyment of the Prize (or any portion thereof) including, without limitation, its quality, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. By entering the Contest, each participant agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and fully release the Released Parties from any and all claims, demands, losses, promises, causes of action and/or liabilities for any injuries, losses, death, or damages of any kind caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by participation in, or preparation for, the Contest, Contest-related activity, participant’s Entry, or resulting from the acceptance, possession, quality, use or misuse of the Prize (or any portion thereof) including any travel or activity related thereto.

If the Contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason including, without limitation, as a result of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, cancellation of games, 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 and absolute discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and, if terminated, to determine the Winners, if any, from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries submitted up to the point of 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 or the Prize. The Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network, cable, satellite, wireless, Internet Service Provider (ISP) or lines, computer systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, malfunctions of wireless devices, wireless service problems, cellular tower equipment, failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or wireless service congestion, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Contest.


In the event of dispute as to the identity or eligibility of any potential winner based on an Instagram account, the winning entry will be declared made by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the Instagram account that submitted the Entry at the time of entry provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules. The "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person assigned to an Instagram account by Instagram.

In the event that the Contest is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, Sponsor reserves the right to discontinue or modify the Contest, or to disqualify participants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, the Released Parties shall have no liability to any participant who is disqualified due to such an action.

As a condition of entering this Contest, each entrant agrees that (i) any and all disputes, claims, controversies or causes of action arising out of or relating to this Contest, or any prizes awarded (each, a "Claim"), shall be (1) arbitrated on an individual basis only, and shall not be consolidated or joined with or in any arbitration or other proceeding involving a Claim of any other party, and (2) settled by binding arbitration in New York County, New York before a single arbitrator appointed by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its then governing rules and procedures, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof; and (ii) under no circumstance will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. These Official Rules shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A, applicable to contracts entered into and performed exclusively in that State.

Apple and Zoom are not sponsors of, or responsible for conducting, the Contest. All entry data provided online is provided to Sponsor, MLB, and/or Inova and not to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. TWITTER, TWEET, RETWEET and the Twitter logo are trademarks of Twitter, Inc. or its affiliates.

The Contest is a skill contest designed to increase consumer awareness of and interest in Major League Baseball and, the Official Site of Major League Baseball. This Contest may not be used for, or in connection with, any form of gambling.

Major League Baseball trademarks, service marks and copyrights are proprietary to the MLB Entities. All rights reserved.