Texas Lottery and Texas Rangers Honor Those Who Serve Contest (the "Contest")
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 or submit, as applicable, an original photo depicting a US Military Veteran (defined below) most creatively displaying Texas Rangers merchandise and/or Ballpark giveaway items ("Entry"). You must post your Entry via your public Instagram account, your public Facebook account or a public Tweet on Twitter using your public Twitter account and include the hashtag #RangersVeterans (the "Hashtag"), in accordance with these Official Rules to be eligible. Staff members of Rangers Baseball LLC (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). "US Military Veteran" shall mean a veteran of the United State Military who (a) is of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (and at least eighteen  years of age), (b) is currently living, (c) participant/entrant personally knows, (d) granted participant/entrant permission for participant/entrant to post the Entry for participant's/entrant's entry in the Contest and understands that he/she is not him/herself being entered in the Contest, and (e) is not an Ineligible Individual. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may require participant/entrant to verify such permission before awarding a Prize or deeming a participant/entrant as eligible to win.
ENTRY PERIOD: The Contest entry period begins at 9:00 a.m. Central Time ("CT") on March 26, 2018, and ends at 8:59 a.m. CT on June, 25, 2018 (the "Entry Period"). Note: Applicable to Twitter, the time of receipt of any valid Twitter entry shall be the time such valid entry becomes available to Sponsor on Twitter.com. Applicable to Facebook, the pool of eligible entries includes valid, eligible entries received by Sponsor via the Facebook application programming interface ("API").
JUDGING: For each Judging Date (defined below), the Judges will judge all eligible Entries received as of 8:59 a.m. CT on the applicable Judging Date (each, a "Judging Date Deadline") to determine the two (2) to four (4) most compelling Entries based on the following criteria: Creativity/Originality (50%), Quality of photo (25%), and Relevance to Contest theme (25%). On or about May 29, 2018 and June 25, 2018 (each, a "Judging Date"), the two (2) to four (4) (exact number shall be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion with the total number for the Contest being six ) 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 eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, the eligible participants that submitted 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. All non-winning eligible Entries from the first Judging Date will automatically carry-over to and remain eligible for the second Judging Date. Limit one (1) Prize per person, family or household.
PRIZES: Six (6) Prizes To Be Awarded (i.e., two  to four  per Judging Date, with the exact number per Judging Date determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion and the total number for the Contest equaling six ). Each Winner will receive five (5) tickets for Winner, the US Military Veteran in Winner's Winning Entry and three (3) for one (1) Texas Rangers 2018 regular season home game at Globe Life Park in Arlington (the "Ballpark") determined by the Sponsor at its sole discretion; one (1) in-game welcome with public-address announcement on the date of the game; one (1) video feature on the videoboard during the Military Veteran Welcome inning on the date of the game; and one (1) goodie bag consisting of Texas Lottery-branded merchandise determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion (each, a "Prize" and collectively, the "Prizes"). (Approximate Retail Value of each Prize: $400.00.) TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM THE GAME AND LODGING NOT INCLUDED. The exact nature and duration of the public-address announcement and in-game welcome video feature shall be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion and subject to availability.
PRIZE NOTIFICATION RESPONSE TIME: Twenty-four (24) hours from the time of issuance of Prize Notification (defined below) (the "Required Response Time").
WINNERS LIST: For a list of the Winners' names, mail a request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by December 31, 2018, to: Texas Lottery and Texas Rangers Honor Those Who Serve Contest Winner's List c/o Rangers Sponsorship Department, 1000 Ballpark Way, Ste. 400, Arlington, TX 76011.
SPONSOR: Rangers Baseball LLC, 1000 Ballpark Way, Ste. 400, Arlington, TX 76011 ("Sponsor").
HOW TO ENTER: You may enter the Contest in one (1) of the following three (3) ways: Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. No other method of entry will be accepted. Limit one (1) Entry per person per Instagram account, per Twitter account and per Facebook account, regardless of method of entry. In case of multiple Entries received from any person, Instagram account, Twitter account or Facebook account, only the first Entry received from such person, Instagram account, Twitter account or Facebook account will be considered.
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to legal residents of Texas who are eighteen (18) years of age or older with a valid Instagram account, Twitter account or Facebook account, as applicable, 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 Texas Lottery Commission, LatinWorks Marketing LLC, 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 (each, an "Ineligible Individual") are not eligible to participate or win the 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 Texas, and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.
PRIZE CONDITIONS: All Prize details shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion 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 any 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 a Prize are the sole responsibility of each individual Winner. 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. Each Winner's guests must be of legal age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence (and at least eighteen (18) years of age), unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 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 Prizes 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, US Military Veteran and Winner's guests 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, US Military Veteran and/or Winner's 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. 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 part of the Prizes may not be resold or offered for resale or used for any commercial or promotional purposes 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 tickets.
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: Each potential winner will be notified via Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, as applicable, and/or email by Sponsor and/or MLBAM (the "Prize Notification") and will be required to privately (through email, or other secure, private means) provide his/her name, address, age and other personal information necessary to receive a Prize. In the event that any potential winner does not respond to such Prize Notification within the Required Response Time or fails to provide Sponsor all information necessary to receive the applicable Prize or declines the applicable Prize for any reason, a disqualification will result, such Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be chosen based on Judging Criteria scoring from among all remaining eligible Entries received as of the applicable Judging Date Deadline. 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 based on Judging Criteria scoring from among all remaining eligible Entries received as of the applicable Judging Date Deadline if all required documents are not properly executed and returned within the specified period of time. Refusal or return of such documents, the applicable Prize (or any portion thereof) or Prize Notification as undeliverable, or 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 based on Judging Criteria scoring from among all remaining eligible Entries received as of the applicable Judging Date Deadline.
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.
The MLB Entities, Texas Lottery Commission, LatinWorks Marketing LLC, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Inc. ("Twitter"), Apple, Inc. 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 any 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 a 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, 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, Twitter or Facebook account, the winning entry will be declared made by the Authorized Instagram Account Holder, the Authorized Twitter Account Holder, or Authorized Facebook Account Holder, as applicable, of the Instagram, Twitter or Facebook account that submitted the Entry at the time of entry provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules. The "Authorized Instagram Account Holder," "Authorized Twitter Account Holder" and "Authorized Facebook Account Holder" are defined as the natural person assigned to the applicable Instagram, Twitter or Facebook account by Instagram, Twitter.com or Facebook, respectively. 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 (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 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 (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. 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 and/or MLBAM and not to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. 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 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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