#InovaFutureStar Contest (the "Contest") Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND ENTRANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT.
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 #InovaFutureStar (the "Hashtag"), in accordance with these Official Rules to be eligible. Staff members of Inova Health System (the "Judges") will select the six (6) 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, Washington Nationals Baseball Club, LLC ("Washington Nationals") and/or MLBAM 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, Washington Nationals and/or MLBAM, 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 April 1, 2018, and ends at 11:59 pm ET on July 31, 2018 (the "Entry Period").
JUDGING: The Judges will judge all eligible Entries to determine the six (6) most compelling Entries based on the following criteria: Creativity/Originality (34%), Quality of photo/video (33%), and Persuasiveness (33%). On or about August 1, 2018, the six (6) 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: Six (6) Prizes To Be Awarded. Each Winner will receive two (2) dugout box tickets for Winner and his/her Child for the Washington Nationals 2018 regular season home game played on September 7, 2018, the opportunity for Winner and his/her Child to view batting practice from the field prior to the game, and the opportunity for Winner and his/her Child to participate in a player meet-and-greet on the date of the game with one (1) Washington Nationals player determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion (each, a "Prize" and collectively, the "Prizes"). (Approximate Retail Value of each Prize: $200.) TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM THE GAME AND LODGING 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 by December 31, 2018, to: #InovaFutureStar Contest Winners List c/o Washington Nationals, 1500 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003.
SPONSOR: Inova Health System, 8110 Gatehouse Road, Suite 500 W Falls Church, VA 22042 ("Sponsor").
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 Sponsor, the 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. ("MLBAM" or "MLB.com"), 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 on-field batting practice viewing experience and player meet-and-greet opportunity shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor and Washington Nationals, as applicable, and subject to availability and the rules and regulations of Washington Nationals. 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. TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM THE GAME AND LODGING NOT INCLUDED. Game date and seat locations at the game shall be determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Major League Baseball game, event and exhibition dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and/or the applicable Major League Baseball Club, as applicable, and may be subject to change. The terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as part of the 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. Each Winner and his/her Child agree to comply with all applicable ballpark and venue, as applicable, regulations in connection with the Prize. 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 at the game, event or exhibition. Released Parties (defined below) will not be responsible for weather conditions, Acts of God, 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. Major League Baseball game, event and exhibition tickets 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).
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.
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, 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, Washington Nationals and/or MLBAM 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, Washington Nationals and/or MLBAM 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.
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 MLB Entities, Facebook, Apple, Inc., Instagram 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. 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.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTEST 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, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY PARTICIPANT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT, AND SPONSOR, WASHINGTON NATIONALS, MLBAM AND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
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, Inc. is not a sponsor of, or responsible for conducting, the Contest. All entry data provided online is provided to Sponsor, Washington Nationals and/or MLBAM and not to Facebook or Instagram. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram or Facebook.
The Contest is a skill contest designed to increase consumer awareness of and interest in Major League Baseball and MLB.com, the Official Site of Major League Baseball. This Contest may not be used for, or in connection with, any form of gambling.
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