ESPN 980 GENERAL CONTEST RULES
By participating in a contest on ESPN 980 and/or its website, entrants agree to the specific rules, terms and conditions provided for that particular contest as stated, either in addition to or in place of the Official General Contest Rules given here.
ELIGIBILITY AND ODDS OF WINNING:
No purchases necessary to enter. Purchase will not improve chances of winning. Contests are open to legal residents of the United States residing in the Washington DC and Richmond Metro Areas who are 21 years of age or older (unless otherwise specified), except employees of ESPN 980, Red Zebra Broadcasting, affiliates, subsidiaries, and parent companies, contest sponsors, advertising and promotion agencies, contest prize suppliers, participating advertisers and immediate family members of anyone so situated. “Immediate family members” shall include spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws”, or by current or past marriage, remarriage, adoption, co-habitation or other familial extension, and any other persons residing at the same household location, whether or not related. If minors are permitted to participate in the contest, a parent or guardian of any participant who is a minor at the time of entry must sign a release on behalf of the minor to be eligible to receive a prize, and ESPN 980 reserves the right to refuse to award a prize to or on behalf of a minor.
HOW TO ENTER:
Except as otherwise provided in specific contest rules, entries may be submitted by telephone, fax, postal mail, email, drop box or via ESPN 980 website. Contest entries must include entrant’s name, address, daytime telephone numbers and age. All contest entries become the property of ESPN 980 radio, and ESPN 980 radio may use any of the entries for any purpose whatsoever, without further compensation to the entrant.
RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
One entry per person. One winner per household. Void where prohibited by law. ESPN 980 reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the contest if it is not capable of completion as planned for any reason, including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any kind. The decisions of ESPN 980 are final. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. ESPN 980, Red Zebra Broadcasting, The Washington Redskins their subsidiaries and affiliates, their officers, directors, agents, stockholders, insurers, and employees, and their advertising and promotional agencies and sponsors assume no responsibility or liability whatsoever for damages, loss or injury resulting from participating in any contest or acceptance or use of any prize. In consideration of participation in a contest, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Entrant, on Entrant’s behalf, and on behalf of Entrant’s heirs, successors or assigns, administrators and personal representatives, does hereby COVENANT NOT TO SUE, FULLY RELEASE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE (i) ESPN 980 (ii) Red Zebra Broadcasting, (iii) The Washington Redskins, and each of their respective direct and indirect subsidiaries, affiliates, partners and related entities, (iv) each of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, insurers, attorneys, shareholders and representatives, and (v) each predecessor, successor, and assign thereof, from and against any and all actions, charges, claims, losses, costs, damages, expenses (including attorneys’ fees and expenses) and liabilities of any kind or character, whether known or unknown, in connection with, arising out of or in any way related to Entrant’s participation in any contest.
• Telephone Entries. If a contest accepts telephone entries, ESPN 980 and sponsors are not responsible for the inability of caller to complete the call during the call-in portion of the contest whether due to telephone equipment malfunctions; disconnections; busy lines; faulty, mistranscribed, misdirected, or misdialed telephone communications; or other circumstances. Only calls to the designated telephone number will be eligible to win.
• Fax and Mail Entries. If a contest accepts fax or mail entries (postal or electronic), ESPN 980 radio and its sponsors are not responsible for the late, misdirected, lost, misplaced, illegible, mutilated or postage-due entries for any reason, including electronic or computer malfunctions that may affect the delivery or content of the entry, nor are they liable for any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer or hardware related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in the contest.
• Web Site Entries. In the event a contest accepts website entries, participants must accurately complete all required fields or entry will be deemed invalid. ESPN 980 and its sponsors shall have no liability for any malfunction of the Internet, Redskins Radio website or any other computer-related processor system. ESPN 980 is not responsible for any prize offered or any aspect of any contest appearing on an advertiser’s web banner or hyperlink located on ESPN 980 website.
• Drop Box Entries. In the event a contest accepts entry forms by deposit in an entry box, ESPN 980 and its sponsors are not responsible for lost, misplaced, illegible, mutilated, or incomplete entry forms, and such entries will be deemed invalid.
Prizes are specified within individual contest rules. Prizes are non-transferable and non-exchangeable. No substitution or cash equivalent will be made. ESPN 980 reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the awarded prize is unavailable for any reason. If tickets to a performance are awarded as a prize, ESPN 980 is not responsible for any cancellation or rescheduling of the performance for any reason and has no obligation to reimburse, refund or otherwise substitute the tickets for another prize should the performance not be rescheduled or vouchers not issued. Furthermore, ESPN 980 is not responsible for cancellations or delays in travel accommodations and has no obligation to reimburse, refund or otherwise substitute any tickets awarded as a part of a travel prize due to such cancellations or delays.
HOW TO CLAIM PRIZE:
Winners will be selected as described in the specific rules of each contest. Winners agree to appear at the ESPN 980 studios to claim the prize, unless alternate arrangements are acceptable to the ESPN 980 promotions department. ESPN 980’s address is 8121 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910and prizes may only be claimed between the hours of 9a-5pm Monday-Friday on non- holidays. In the event that a prize is mailed to the winner, pursuant to winner’s prior written consent, winner assumes the risk of the prize’s safe arrival. Winners must provide proof of age, photo identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded. The only accepted types of photo identification are government issued photo identifications, including a valid driver’s license or passport. ESPN 980 reserves the right to deny awarding the prize if the winner fails to provide satisfactory identification, as determined in ESPN 980 Radio’s sole discretion. In addition, winners agree to execute an affidavit of eligibility, indemnification and release of liability before any prize is awarded. If the prize is travel tickets, travel partners, if any, must meet age eligibility requirements and must also execute an affidavit of eligibility, indemnification and release of liability prior to awarding the prize. Failure to execute any of these documents or comply with any of the terms will result in forfeiture of the prize. Winners have thirty (30) days from the date their name is first announced on the air, or by other disclosed mode of public dissemination, to claim and pick up their prize. Failure to claim and pick up prize within this time for any reason will result in forfeiture of the prize. ESPN 980 reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to award unclaimed prizes to alternate contestants or not to award the unclaimed prizes. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. All federal, state and local taxes (including any sales taxes) are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prior to the delivery of any prize, ESPN 980 reserves the right to collect from the winner any taxes it deems appropriate. Any person winning over $600 in prizes during any one year period will receive an IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year, and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS. Any additional costs relating to the prizes, and incurred as a result of accepting the prizes, is the sole responsibility of the winner.
DISQUALIFICATION AND PENALTIES:
All participants agree to be bound by these rules. ESPN 980, in its sole discretion, further reserves the right to disqualify any person for (i) violating any of these rules, (ii) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the ESPN 980 website, (iii) gaining an unfair advantage in participating in the contest, (iv) obtaining winner status using fraudulent means, or (v) engaging in otherwise unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing, or threatening behavior. Furthermore, any resale or auction or attempt to resell or auction of ESPN 980 complimentary prizes, if any, will result in disqualification for all future ESPN 980 contests. ANY ATTEMPT BY A CONTESTANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY CIRCUMVENT, DISRUPT OR DAMAGE ORDINARY AND NORMAL OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST, TELEPHONE SYSTEMS OR WEBSITE, OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, ESPN 980 RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Unless prohibited by law, participation constitutes permission for ESPN 980, Red Zebra Broadcasting and contest sponsors, without any further obligation to the contest participant, to use participant’s name, voice, biographical data and likeness for promotional purposes.
ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS :
These rules apply to all ESPN 980 sponsored contests unless modified or super ceded by rules written for a specific contest, or if inapplicable for such a promotion or contest. In the event any specific contest rule conflicts with any of the general rules provided above, the specific contest rules prevail. ESPN 980 reserves the right in its sole discretion to supplement or make changes to the rules of any contest at any time without notice. ESPN 980 reserves the right in its sole discretion to interpret the rules of any contest, and such interpretation shall be binding upon all participants. ESPN 980 shall not be responsible for any administrative errors involved in the execution of any contest. Copies of the Official Rules for any contest may also be attained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope with the identity of the contest inquiry to: ESPN 980. For a list of contest winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Red Zebra Broadcasting, 1801 Rockville Pike, Suite 401, Rockville MD, 20852, Winners List, ESPN 980 Radio, and include the name of the contest.