The PEOPLE and Major League Baseball Tribute for Heroes Contest ("Contest") entry period begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on April 4, 2013, and ends at 11:59 PM (ET) on May 17, 2013 ("Contest Entry Period").
Eligibility: Contest is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding residents of the Province of Quebec) who are eighteen (18) years of age as of May 17, 2013. The person who fully completes and submits all required information will be automatically entered in the Contest and be a "Contestant." A person nominated by a Contestant as one who has gone "above and beyond" to serve his/her community is a "Nominee". Nominee must be an active or former member of the armed forces of the United States or Canada, excluding former members of the United States armed forces who were dishonorably discharged and former members of the armed forces of Canada released/discharged for misconduct or unsatisfactory service. Nominees who have had prior professional modeling experience (e.g., someone who has received any type of compensation for appearing in a national print or television advertisement and/or a publication with a circulation of 100,000 or higher and/or is a member of SAG, AFTRA or Equity) are not eligible to participate or win. All entries and photographs submitted become property of PEOPLE Magazine (the "Sponsor") and the MLB Entities (defined below), as applicable. Employees, officers and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, parent, child and sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of the Sponsor, the MLB Entities and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, advertising and promotional partners and/or agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Contest 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, Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. (doing business in its own name and as Major League Baseball Productions), MLB Advanced Media, L.P. ("MLBAM"), Major League Baseball Enterprises, Inc., the Major League Baseball 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. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws, rules and regulations. Contest is governed by U.S. law. Void in the Province of Quebec and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.
By submitting an entry and photograph (collectively, the "Entry") each Contestant (defined below) grants MLBAM, the the other MLB Entities, Sponsor and each of their respective agents and designees, as applicable, the unlimited right and license to record, copy, publish, use, edit, exhibit, distribute, duplicate, promote, disseminate, perform, merchandise, license, sublicense, adapt, modify and/or create derivative works from such Entry in any way, in any and all media, in perpetuity, without limitation and without any compensation to any contestant. By entering, each Contestant (a) agrees to abide by these Official Rules and the Sponsor's decisions which are final; and (b) gives his/her express permission to be contacted by Sponsor for Contest administration purposes. Contestant must obtain the consent of Nominee(s) prior to entering contest. Any nomination for which Contestant has not obtained such consent(s) will be void, eliminated and not eligible for consideration and subject to disqualification. Nominee Consent is subject to verification by Sponsor. No Entries will be published for which all rights, releases, consents, approvals, clearances, licenses, permits and/or other authorizations have not been obtained. MLBAM, the other MLB Entities and Sponsor reserve the right not to accept, use and/or post any Entry (or portion thereof). Only Contestants and/or Nominees who complete the required material will be eligible to win.
Visit www.tributeforheroes.com and follow all contest entry instructions. Criteria include specification of favorite Major League Baseball Club ("MLB Club"), Nominee photograph upload, three short essay submissions written in English describing in 500 words or less each why you or someone you know has gone above and beyond in the areas of: 1) personal and professional accomplishments; 2) military service and acts of heroism; 3) community service and completion of the online official entry form in its entirety. To qualify for the Contest, Entries must be received between 12:01 AM ET on April 4, 2013 and 11:59 PM (ET) on May 17, 2013. All Entries must contain a photograph of the Nominee and Contestant's contact information ("Qualified Entry"). Photographs must be in color and uploaded in compliance with the following specification: in JPEG or GIF format with picture dimensions no larger than 2000 x 2000 pixels and a file size not greater than 5mb (150 kilobytes uncompressed). Entries that contain photographs that do not comply with the photograph specifications or any other requirements stated in these Official Rules will be automatically disqualified and will not be posted. Incomplete Entries or Entries that contain inappropriate images, language, nudity or, at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, defamatory, obscene or otherwise inappropriate content will be automatically disqualified. No responsibility is assumed for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, altered, or illegible entries. Materials will not be returned or acknowledged. Contestants can submit multiple unique Nominees. In case of multiple Entries for any Nominee, only the first entry received will be accepted.
Contestants will be given the option to receive (a) commercial e-mails from Sponsor and/or MLB.com, however, eligibility to participate in the Contest is not dependent upon Contestant's consent to receive such e-mails and update and consenting to receive such e-mails and updates will not impact Contestant's chance of winning.
Entries must not contain trademarks, logos or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors), provided that it is acceptable to include actual trademarks of Major League baseball and the Major League Baseball clubs, owned by others, or advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind, without permission, or contain any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses; or copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media).
One winner will be selected for each MLB Club, based on favorite MLB Club designated by each Contestant.
Round 1: Each eligible Entry received during the Contest Entry Period will be judged by Sponsor based on the following equally weighted judging criteria: First essay: 1) personal and professional accomplishments, 2) passion, 3) presentation, and 4) overall appeal; Second essay: 1) military service and acts of heroism, 2) passion, 3) presentation, and 4) overall appeal; Third essay: 1)contribution to the community, 2) passion, 3) presentation, and 4) overall appeal. The three essays will be judged equally to each other. Up to ninety (90) top scoring Entries, three (3) per MLB Club, will advance to Round 2 of the Contest as potential "Finalists." In the event of a tie, the potential Finalist, from among the tied Entries, with the highest score for overall appeal will advance to Round 2. In the event of a further tie, the potential Finalist, from among the tied Entries, with the highest score for presentation will advance to Round 2. In the event of a further tie, Sponsor will re-judge the tied entries based on overall appeal and, at the Sponsor's sole discretion, select a winning Entry. Sponsor reserves the right to advance fewer than ninety (90) Entries to Round 2 if, in its sole discretion, an insufficient number of eligible and/or qualified Entries are received.
Round 2: After potential Finalists are determined, each potential Finalist will be contacted by the Sponsor and/or its designated agent on or about May 24, 2013. Each Potential Finalist (i.e. Nominee) will be required to execute, notarize and return an Affidavit of Eligibility (or, if a resident of Canada, a Declaration of Eligibility), Grant of Rights & Release of Liability and, unless prohibited by law, a Publicity Release ("Affidavit/Grant/Release") within five (5) days from the date of notification. In addition, at the Sponsor's discretion, potential Finalist will be subject to a background check, including but not limited to, criminal history. To the extent required by law, each potential Finalist shall authorize such background check. and Sponsor reserves the right, in Sponsor's sole discretion, to disqualify any potential Finalist based on the background check. In the event that any potential Finalist is a minor in his/her state/province of residence, the Affidavit/Grant/Release, and any other document required to be executed by the Winner under these rules, must be executed by both the potential Finalist and the potential Finalist's parent or legal guardian. If the Affidavit/Grant/Release is not returned within the time allowed, the potential Finalist will be disqualified and the potential Finalist with the next highest score may be declared the alternate Finalist. Any potential Finalist from Canada will be required to pass a skill testing procedure in the form of an additional essay, explaining in fifty (50) words or less why they enjoy being a fan of the major league baseball team of their choice. Essay will be judged against other such essays based equally on: 1) enthusiasm; 2) presentation; 3) overall appeal. All Finalist Entries as determined by Sponsor will be posted at www.tributeforheroes.com so that the general public can view each Finalist Entry and vote on their favorite Finalist between the period beginning on or about 12:01 AM ET on June 9, 2013 and ending at 11:59 PM ET on June 30, 2013 (the "Voting Period"). The 30 top Finalists (one for each MLB Club), with the most number of votes during the Voting Period will be declared Contest winners (each a "Winner" and collectively, the "Winners"). In the event of a tie, the Finalist (from among the tied Entries) with the highest score for overall appeal will be declared the Winner. In the event of a further tie, Sponsor will re-judge the tied entries based on overall appeal and, at the Sponsor's sole discretion, select a winning Entry. The Winners will be announced on or about July 11, 2013.
Prize and its Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): Thirty (30) Prizes (one for each MLB Club): A 4-day/3-night trip for Winner and one (1) guest to the Major League Baseball® All-Star® Game on July 16, 2013 in New York, New York as well as a VIP experience including the All-Star Brunch and Gala (collectively, the "Prize"). Prize includes round-trip coach air transportation from major airport nearest Winner's home for Winner and one (1) guest, round-trip airport transfers for Winner and one (1) guest, hotel accommodations (one room/standard/double occupancy) and admission for Winner and one (1) guest to the 2013 MLB® All-Star® Game. Winner and his/her guest are solely responsible for all other expenses not specifically set forth herein, including but not limited to additional meals, additional transportation, luggage fees, souvenirs and other incidentals and items of a personal nature. Winner and his/her guest must travel together on the same itinerary. Guest must execute and return to Sponsor a Release of Liability and, unless prohibited by law, Publicity within five (5) days of Winner notification. Any Winner who is a minor in his/her state/province of residence must be accompanied by his/her parent or legal guardian as his/her guest. Other restrictions may apply. ARV: $4000. The actual retail value of the prize will depend on Winner's point of departure/return and dates of travel. If actual value of prize turns out to be less than stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Prize consists of only those items specifically listed as part of the prize. In addition, the Winner may, at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, be featured on People.com and/or in PEOPLE Magazine. Prize is nontransferable.
Seat locations shall be selected by Sponsor at its sole and absolute discretion. 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 may be subject to change. Each Winner and his/her guest(s) agree to comply with all applicable stadium 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 guest(s) 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 MLB Entities 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. Any such resale may result in disqualification and Prize forfeiture, and may invalidate the license granted by the game ticket(s).
Winners will be notified on or about July 3, 2013. If Winner cannot be reached by telephone and/or email within five (5) days of date of issuance, Winner will be disqualified and the Finalist with the next highest number of votes will be declared the alternate Winner. At discretion of the Sponsor, Winner may be asked to travel or promote future contests, advertising, media parties, in-store promotions and/or other promotional events without additional compensation (except where prohibited by law) as set forth in the Affidavit/Grant/Release for a period of one year. However, if needed, the Sponsor will pay travel and hotel/lodging accommodations for these promotional appearances and events. In the event Winner cannot accept prize for any reason whatsoever, he/she will automatically be disqualified and an alternate Winner may be determined from among all remaining eligible Entries. Each Winner, by acceptance of prize grants to Sponsor, the MLB Entities and each of their respective designees the right to publicize such Winner's name, address (city and state/province of residence), voice, biography, photographic and artistic likeness, voice, statements, and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, promotional, trade publicity and/or any other purpose in any media or format now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without limitation and without additional compensation, consideration, permission or notification, unless prohibited by law.
By entering this Contest and submitting an Entry, including the photograph, each Contestant and Nominee grants to Sponsor, MLBAM, the other MLB Entities and/or each of their respective agents and designees, as applicable, the right to print, copy, publish, use, edit, exhibit, distribute, perform, merchandize, license, sublicense, adapt and/or modify any Entry in any way in any and all media whether now known or hereafter developed, without limitation and without compensation or consideration, notification or permission, to the Contestant or any third parties. Submission of an Entry further constitutes the Contestant's consent to irrevocably assign and transfer to Sponsor, MLBAM and/or the other MLB Entities, as applicable, any and all rights, title and interest in and to all elements of the Entry, including, without limitation, all copyrights, without additional compensation or consideration, notification or permission, to the Contestant or any third parties. Furthermore, by entering the Contest and submitting an Entry, Contestant represents that he/she has or can obtain all necessary rights, and hereby grants the Sponsor, MLBAM, the other MLB Entities and each of their affiliated companies and divisions, as applicable, publication and use rights as described herein. In addition, if an Entry is selected for web posting/voting by the Sponsor, MLBAM, the other MLB Entities or any their respective agents, as applicable, the Contestant hereby certifies that no other person or entity holds rights to the Entry, including photograph. Entries will not be acknowledged and will not be received or held "in confidence" and an Entry does not create a confidential relationship or obligation of secrecy between Contestant and the Sponsor, the MLB Entities and/or any of their respective affiliates, as applicable.
At the Sponsor's discretion, Winner may need to provide a written statement to Sponsor that he/she has not had prior professional modeling experience (e.g., someone who has never received any compensation for appearing in a national print or television advertisement and/or a publication with a circulation of 100,000 (or higher) and is not a member of SAG, AFTRA or Equity). Furthermore, the Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Contestant for (i) failing to execute any required paperwork, refusing to participate in any promotional event or advertising for this contest, or (ii) engaging in any activity which offends the public morals or denigrates, disparages, reflects negatively or embarrasses the Sponsor, any of the MLB Entities as determined in their sole discretion, (iii) violating the laws, rules or regulations of any jurisdiction, and/or (iv) altering his/her appearance in any way whatsoever without the prior consent of the Sponsor.
By entering this Contest, each Contestant releases and holds harmless Sponsor, the MLB Entities and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, licensees, sponsors, agents and advertising and promotional agencies from any and all liabilities or any claims, injuries, demands, losses or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with (a) this Contest, (b) the use or misuse of any prize (including any travel or prize activity related thereto); and/or (c) the Entry (including any photograph submitted therewith) and the use thereof as permitted hereunder, including, but not limited to, claims of false endorsement or infringement of rights of publicity or privacy.
For names of Contest Winners visit www.tributeforheroes.com available on or about July 12, 2013.
Sponsor and the MLB Entities are not responsible for problems uploading or downloading any Contest related information from the website or for any other technical malfunctions of electronic equipment, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer hardware or software failures, phone lines, failure of any electronic mail entry to be received by Sponsor or MLBAM on account of technical problems, traffic, congestion on the Internet or the website, or any other technical problems related to web site entries including telecommunication miscommunication or failure, and failed, lost, delayed, incomplete, garbled or misdirected communications which may limit the Contestant's ability to participate in this Contest. Entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices will be disqualified. In the event the Contest (or any portion thereof) is, in the opinion of the Sponsor or MLBAM, compromised by or infected by a computer virus or bug or is otherwise technically impaired, Sponsor and MLBAM reserve the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Contest (or any portion thereof), in which case the Winner will be determined from all Entries received prior to said suspension or termination. In addition, Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Contest in its entirety should tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest. In such case, the Winner will be determined from among all Entries received up to the time of such cancellation. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of this Contest or website or to be acting in violation of the Contest Official Rules.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY CONTESTANT 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. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH CONTESTANT, 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.
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