DISCLAIMER for VIDEO CONTEST DISCOVER EDGECOMBE VIDEO CONTEST
1. Disclosure; Contest Period
No donation, purchase, or obligation of any kind is necessary to win. The Edgecombe County Tourism Development Authority (“Sponsor”) sponsors the DISCOVER EDGECOMBE video contest (the “Contest”). Entries will be accepted between May 17 2019, and June 21, 2019. The guidelines and rules of the Contest described herein are referred to as the “Rules.”
Void where prohibited by law. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations in Edgecombe County, the State of North Carolina, and the United States.
3. To Enter
Entrants may enter by creating and submitting a video of candid action videos of anyone enjoying their time on location throughout Edgecombe County. Pick a creative title for your video (or use the contest title "DISCOVER EDGECOMBE”) and enter the video into the contest by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission of a video constitutes your representation and warranty that all sounds, words, text, images, music, or other material included is original or in the public domain, has not been published, broadcast, or otherwise publicly distributed previously, and does not infringe and is not subject to any claim that it violates the intellectual property or other rights of any third party. Entry of a video constitutes your certification that you are (i) the owner of the video, (ii) able and authorized to submit it, and (iii) have received the consent of anyone pictured.
Create a short video (one minute or less) that shows us why you love to live and work in Edgecombe County (“Entry Material”). Your task is to show us why Edgecombe County is a great place to live. Winning entries will include video of scenic beauty, landmarks, neighborhoods and recreational opportunities. Once you have created your video, follow these steps:
- Upload it to YouTube, Instagram, Vine or other source (make sure it is publicly viewable).
- Choose a creative title & description for your Video
- Email your video to email@example.com.
Each entry must adhere to the Rules of the Contest. All material submitted becomes property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor does not guarantee that any entrant will have any recourse through Sponsor to edit or delete any Entry Material that is submitted. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your online service may apply. All Entries received will be reviewed and approved by Sponsor for compliance with the Rules of the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to not consider any Entry Material that is in violation of the Rules of the Contest.
4. Winning Contestants; Prizes
First prize: $300.00 cash; Second Prize: $200.00 cash; Third Prize: $100.00 cash (the “Prize”). The Prize is not transferable. No substitution of the Prize is permitted except at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Any federal, state, or local taxes on Prize and any expenses related to the acceptance and/or use of the Prize not specified herein as being awarded are the responsibility of the respective winner
5. Judging to Determine the Winners
The first, second, and third place winners (the “Winners”) will be determined by a Sponsor-selected panel of judges ("Judges") based on the following criteria: Content; Persuasive effect; Creativity; and Technical production and a winner will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entrants agree to the Rules and to the decisions of the Judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects. The Winners will be notified by email/mail on or about June 20, 2019. For a list of the Winners, available after June 20, 2019, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Authorization and Release
By submitting your video, you consent to Sponsor’s use or non-use of the video, and of your name, likeness, voice, and/or biographical information for promotional and other purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. You also give Sponsor an exclusive, irrevocable license to use, publish, edit, adapt, and/or modify your video in any way and in any and all media now known of hereafter invented worldwide, without limitation or compensation to you. Sponsor may use or not use your video submission in its sole discretion and judgment. Winning the Contest does not in any way guarantee Sponsor’s use of the video submission. By submitting your video, you agree to release, and to indemnify, save and hold harmless, Sponsor and its members, officers, directors, employees, independent contractors, representatives, affiliates, and agents from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest, or the receipt, redemption, or use of any prize, including any injuries or damages of any kind sustained in connection with the use, acceptance, possession or awarding of any prize.
Without limitation of the foregoing, in no event will any entrant be entitled to, and hereby waives any right to, enjoin, restrain or interfere with (i) use of such Entry Material as permitted here under or (ii) the exploitation of any of Sponsor’s rights here under. Entrant understands that Sponsor is relying upon the foregoing representations and warranties, grants of rights and licenses, and releases in permitting it to submit Entry Material. Entrant acknowledges that it may not terminate or rescind the grants of rights and licenses and/or the releases contained herein. The Contest and the Rules shall be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of North Carolina, without regard to conflicts of law provisions. Entrants submit to exclusive personal jurisdiction in North Carolina and agree that any dispute shall be brought in the state and federal courts in North Carolina.
7. Limitation of Liability
Sponsor is not responsible for printing, typographical, human, or other errors of any kind in any contest-related materials or for stolen, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, or illegible entries. Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel, or terminate the Contest without further obligation. In such an event, Sponsor may, but shall have no obligation, to award a Prize from among all valid and eligible entries received prior to such action.
8. General Rules
All federal, state, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the Winners. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use the Winners’ names, likenesses, and Entry Material for promotional and advertising purposes, in any and all media, without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to be bound by the Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. All entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the user, by any of the equipment or programming associated with, or utilized in the Contest or by any human error, which may occur. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Contest if any aspect of the Contest becomes technically corrupted, and select the Winner based on votes received prior to cancellation. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; violates the Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor and its agencies and respective affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees will have no liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with participation in the Contest or the awarding of the Prize. The Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in the Contest or use or redemption of the Prize. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any promotional materials and the terms and conditions of the Rules, the Rules shall prevail, govern and control. None of the material that you submit shall be subject to any obligation of confidentiality on the part of Sponsor and its third-party service providers and agents or their respective directors, officers and employees.
Videos may include animals or inanimate objects. If a video contains an animal, animal must be depicted in a safe manner where the animal appears unharmed. Entry Material must not include any representation of celebrities, athletes, musicians, or any other public or private figure, include any anti-social, political or religious groups or charitable organizations, any commercial solicitation or promotional materials or name, address, phone number, or URL address. Entry Material must not contain advertisements, personal solicitations or commercial solicitations. Entry Material must not contain 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 or age. Any Entry Material or portion thereof that is, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, indecent, inappropriate, hateful, tortuous, slanderous, libelous, obscene, profane, lewd, defamatory, contains any third-party materials, or otherwise violates or infringes (or may infringe) any copyright, trademark, logo, or mark that identifies a brand or other proprietary right of any person living or deceased (including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light) or entity or make reference to any commercial/corporate advertising (including but not limited to corporate logos, brand names, slogans, political, or religious statements), or is otherwise objectionable, will not be considered and will disqualify entrant. Entries must be in keeping with Sponsor’s image as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, or entries will be disqualified from the Contest. Entries must not disparage persons or organizations associated with, or competitors of, Sponsor.