NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPACT YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO WIN. 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. TRAVEL NOT INCLUDED.
The object of the Contest is to create, and submit via Twitter, an original video (“Submission”) that depicts playing catch with a baseball (the “Contest Theme”). Staff members of the Baltimore Orioles (the "Judges") will select the three (3) highest scoring Submissions in accordance with these Official Rules and based upon criteria set forth in the Judging section below to determine the winners.
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to legal residents of the United States including its commonwealths, territories and possessions (collectively referred to herein as "states")
who are eighteen (18) years of age (except in the case of residents of jurisdictions where the legal age of majority is greater than eighteen (18) years, such legal age of majority) or older at the time of entry. Employees, officers and directors and their 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 Baltimore Orioles Limited Partnership (“Sponsor” or “Baltimore Orioles”), the other MLB Entities, Pennington Seed, Inc. (“Pennington”), and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any other entity associated with the Contest are not eligible to participate or win a prize. "MLB Entities" means 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, territory, and local laws, rules and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.
ENTRY PERIOD:The Contest entry period begins at 10:00:00 A.M. Eastern Time ("ET") on Friday, June 19, 2020, and ends at 11:59:59 P.M. ET on Sunday, June 21, 2020 (the "Entry Period"). Enter via Twitter, as described below. No other method of entry will be accepted. Limit one (1) entry per person/Twitter account. Additional entries beyond the specified limit will be void.
Submission Requirements: You must submit your Submission as directed during the Contest entry process. By submitting a Submission, each entrant represents and warrants that his/her Submission is an original work of authorship and that, as of the date of submission, he/she owns all right, title, and interest in the Submission or has all necessary rights in the Submission in order to submit it in accordance with these Official Rules.
JUDGING: On or about Monday, June 22, 2020 (the "Judging Date"), the Judges will score all eligible Submissions based on the following criteria: Creativity/Originality (34%), Quality of video (33%), and Relevance to Contest Theme (33%). The highest scoring Submission, as determined by the Judges, will be deemed the Grand Prize winning Submission, the second highest scoring Submission, as determined by the Judges, will be deemed the First Prize winning Submission, and the third highest scoring Submission, as determined by the Judges, will be deemed the Second Prize winning Submission, and subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the eligible entrants who submitted the winning Submissions will be declared the official Grand Prize, First Prize and Second Prize winners, respectively, of the Contest. In the event of a tie for any potential winning Submission, the score for Creativity/Originality will be used as the tiebreaker.
PRIZES: Three (3) prizes to be awarded as follows:
One (1) Grand Prize: The Grand Prize winner will receive: i) four (4) tickets for winner and three (3) guests for one (1) 2021 regular season Value, Classic or Select Baltimore Orioles home game determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion and subject to availability; and ii) the opportunity for winner only to throw a ceremonial first pitch prior to the selected game (the “Grand Prize”). Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize: $200.00. TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM THE GAME, EVENT OR EXHIBITION AND LODGING NOT INCLUDED.
One (1) First Prize: The First Prize winner will receive i) four (4) tickets for winner and three (3) guests for one (1) 2021 regular season Value, Classic or Select Baltimore Orioles home game determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion and subject to availability; and ii) the opportunity for winner and his/her three (3) guests to watch Baltimore Orioles pregame batting practice from the field prior to the selected game (the “First Prize”). ARV of the First Prize: $200.00. TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM THE GAME, EVENT OR EXHIBITION AND LODGING NOT INCLUDED.
One (1) Second Prize: The Second Prize winner will receive one (1) autographed baseball, signed by one (1) Baltimore Orioles player determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion (the “Second Prize”). ARV of the Second Prize: $25.00.
PRIZE CONDITIONS: All prize details shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor. Winners are fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, territory, and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes). All costs and expenses associated with any 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 a prize are the sole responsibility of each winner. 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 any prize (or any portion thereof) with a prize of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion.
Additional Conditions Applicable to Grand Prize and First Prize: The exact nature and duration of the ceremonial first pitch and pregame batting practice viewing opportunities shall be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion and subject to availability. Exact game date(s) and seat locations at the game/event/exhibition shall be determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Seat locations at the game/event/exhibition and, unless otherwise stated in the prize description(s), exact game/event/exhibition date shall be determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Winner’s guest(s) must be of legal age of majority in his/her(their) jurisdiction(s) of residence unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Major League Baseball game/event/exhibition dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of the BOC and/or the applicable Club and may be subject to change. The terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as part of any prize will govern in the event a legal game/event/ exhibition, as defined by Major League Baseball, is not played or held due to weather conditions, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance, or any other reason. Winner and his/her guest(s) agree to comply with all applicable ballpark and venue regulations in connection with any prize. Sponsor and the other MLB Entities reserve the right to remove or to deny entry to any winner and/or his/her guest(s) who engage in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person at the game/event/exhibition. Released Parties (as defined below) will not be responsible for weather conditions, acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage, epidemics or pandemics or any other natural disaster outside their control that may cause the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Baseball game/event/exhibition. Major League Baseball game/event/exhibition tickets awarded as prizes may not be resold, 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/exhibition ticket.
CONSENT, LICENSE, AND RELEASE: In exchange for the opportunity to participate in this Contest, and the possible use of entrant’s Submission and/or possible appearance of entrant in an audio, visual, and/or multimedia production, the receipt of which opportunities shall be sufficient consideration for this Consent, License, and Release, each entrant does hereby:
(1) consent to the collection by Sponsor and MLB (or their designees) of his/her personal information, including without limitation name, date of birth, address, telephone number(s), and email address(es) (the “Personal Information”) in connection with the Submission;
(2) grant to Sponsor, MLB, and each of their respective designees the perpetual and unlimited right and license to use, edit, modify, duplicate, and/or create derivative works from his/her Submission throughout the world via any media now known or hereafter developed, without limitation and without notice or payment of any compensation to the entrant or his/her heirs and successors, except where prohibited by law, including, but not limited to, the right for Sponsor and MLB to publish, display, broadcast, distribute, reproduce, perform, and otherwise use and exploit the Submission via the Internet or any other interactive media, in stadium, on television, and in print (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, publicity, and promotional purposes; and (iii) for any other purpose whatsoever;
(3) agree that the foregoing license includes without limitation the right (i) to use his/her name (and any other Personal Information that may be incorporated into the Submission), likeness, image, voice, statements, appearance, and performance as embodied in the Submission in whole or in part, for advertising, promotional, and trade purposes in any and all media now known or hereafter developed, worldwide, in perpetuity, without notice and without further consideration or compensation, except where prohibited by law; (ii) to edit, alter, distort, add to, rearrange, and otherwise modify the Submission and use the Submission in whole or in part or in combination with other materials; and (iii) to assign and/or license others to use the Submission for all of the purposes hereunder;
(4) acknowledge and agree, with respect to the Personal Information, that the MLB Entities shall have the right, subject to applicable law, to (i) incorporate certain of the Personal Information into the Submission and use such Personal Information as incorporated therein; (ii) analyze and use the Personal Information for any and all purposes, including without limitation sending the entrant advertising and promotional materials and for any other advertising, marketing, and promotional purposes; and (iii) to share the Personal Information with third parties for their advertising, marketing, and promotional purposes or for any other purposes;
(5) acknowledge that entrant shall have no right of approval of any use of the Submission and the Personal Information as permitted hereunder;
(6) agree that entrant shall use any copy of the Submission that he/she obtains solely for his/her personal, non-public, non-commercial use; and
(7) indemnify, hold harmless and fully release the Released Parties (as defined below) 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, entrant’s Submission, or resulting from the acceptance, possession, quality, or use or misuse of a prize (or any portion thereof, including any travel or activity related thereto), 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. In the event that any individual appears with the entrant in the Submission but does not submit a separate Consent, License, and Release, the entrant hereby represents and warrants (a) that such individual has authorized entrant to agree to this Consent, License, and Release on his/her behalf (or, with respect to any individual under the legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence, that entrant is the parent and/or legal guardian of such individual, with legal authority to act on behalf of such individual) and (b) that entrant agrees to this Consent, License, and Release on behalf of such individual.
CONTENT RESTRICTIONS: Entrants must not include any of the following in any Submission: (a) vulgarity, profanity, nudity, or material which is adult-oriented, sexually-explicit, indecent, or inappropriate; (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) false, libelous, defamatory, disparaging, tortious, or slanderous materials; (f) content that denigrates, disparages, or reflects negatively on Pennington, the MLB Entities, their owners and employees, or the game of baseball; (g) tobacco, e-cigarettes, alcohol, or drugs; (h) dangerous stunts or real weapons of any kind, including but not limited to guns, knives, or projectiles; (i) 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, or local law, ordinance, or regulation; (j) any individual under legal age of majority without providing a signed release from his/her parent or legal guardian; (k) audio, visual, and/or multimedia content owned by any third party (e.g., recorded music, pre-produced video, etc.); and (l) material that is unlawful or otherwise in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state/territory where the Submission is created, including but not limited to laws relating to rights of privacy or publicity. Any Submission that does not comply with the foregoing, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, will be disqualified and eliminated from consideration.
NOTIFICATION: The potential winners will be notified at the email address, postal address, telephone number, and/or via direct message to the Twitter account (as determined by Sponsor) provided at the time of entry (the "Prize Notification"). In the event that any potential winner does not respond to Prize Notification within forty-eight (48) hours of the time of issuance or declines a 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 based on the judging criteria from among all remaining eligible Submissions. Each potential winner may be required to submit his/her valid social security number and/or other identification to Sponsor and may receive an IRS Form 1099 for any prize valued at $600 or greater. Each potential winner may be required to execute, have notarized, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability and, unless prohibited by law, a Release of Publicity, within five (5) days of the date of issuance. Failure to submit any identification required by Sponsor or to return any required documents within the specified time period, noncompliance with these Official Rules, or the return of Prize Notification or of a prize (or any portion thereof) as non-deliverable may result in the potential winner’s disqualification and prize forfeiture and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, may cause an alternate potential winner to be chosen based on the judging criteria from among all remaining eligible Submissions.
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.
Sponsor and MLB reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to modify, suspend, extend, or cancel the Contest (or any portion thereof) in the event Sponsor is prevented from executing the Contest as contemplated herein by any event beyond Sponsor’s control, including but not limited to: fire; flood; earthquake; explosion; public health epidemic or crisis; labor dispute or strike; act of God or public enemy; network or equipment failure; riot or civil disturbance; terrorist threat or activity; war (declared or undeclared); court order; or federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation. Sponsor and MLB also reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to modify, suspend, extend, or cancel the Contest (or any portion thereof) should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes or events corrupt administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper operation of the Contest. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor may elect to identify the winners and award the prizes by judging all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of cancellation. Sponsor also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the 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, MLB AND 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.
Entries generated by a script, macro, or other mechanical or automated means will be disqualified. In the event of dispute as to the identity or eligibility of any potential winner based on a Twitter account, the winning entry will be declared made by the Authorized TW Account Holder of the Twitter account used to enter the Contest, provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules. The "Authorized TW Account Holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to a Twitter account by Twitter, Inc.
ARBITRATION; CLASS ACTION WAIVER: As a condition of entering this Contest, each entrant agrees that (a) 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 (i) 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 (ii) settled by binding arbitration in Baltimore, Maryland before a single arbitrator appointed by JAMS 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 (b) 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. For New Jersey residents, the limitations set forth above may be inapplicable where attorneys' fees, court costs, or other damages are mandated by statute. These Official Rules shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland, U.S.A, applicable to contracts entered into and performed exclusively in that State.
WINNERS LIST: For the winners’ names, mail a request and a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received no later than ninety (90) days after the Judging Date to: ‘Have A Catch’ Winners List, c/o Baltimore Orioles, 333 West Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Contest is Baltimore Orioles Limited Partnership, 333 West Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
The Contest is a skill contest designed to increase consumer awareness of and interest in Major League Baseball. This Contest may not be used for, or in connection with, any form of gambling. All entry data provided via the online entry form is provided to Sponsor and/or MLB. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Twitter, Inc. or Facebook, Inc. TWITTER, TWEET, RETWEET and the Twitter logo are trademarks of Twitter, Inc. or its affiliates. Apple is not a participant in or sponsor of this promotion. Major League Baseball trademarks, service marks and copyrights are proprietary to the MLB Entities. All rights reserved.