WGNtv.com’s “SEXIEST GIRLFRIENDS” PHOTO CONTEST
OFFICIAL WGN-TV RULES
1. TO ENTER: No purchase necessary. To enter, log onto wgntv.com/contest during the entry period between April 29, 2010 and May 5, 2010 until 11:59am and click on the “Sexiest Girlfriends” contest logo to complete and submit the registration form along with entrant’s sexiest girlfriends picture (must be 21+). Limit one entry per person, one photo per person. Photos submitted must have at least two people pictured. If the entrant in the photo requests that the photo be taken down, photo will be taken down. All entries must be submitted online, and received within the entry period. Incomplete entries and entries not submitted in accordance with these rules will be disqualified. WGN-TV reserves the right to disqualify any entry that includes photographs that violate the rights of any other person or entity (including but not limited to copyrights), and/or contain offensive, defamatory, vulgar or profane content, as determined by WGN-TV.
Entries become the property of WGN and will not be returned. WGN is not responsible for lost, incomplete, damaged, illegible, late, or misdirected entries, or for errors in mechanical transmission, technical or wireless difficulties or inability to transmit Internet entries. WGN reserves the right to cancel or extend the contest if insufficient amount of entries are submitted.
2. ENTRY DEADLINE: The entry for the contest runs from Thursday, April 29, 2010 through Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 11:59 a.m.
3. SELECTION OF WINNERS: Once all submissions are received, entrant photos will be posted on WGNtv.com, viewers will be invited to vote for their favorite sexiest girlfriends photo in multiple rounds as described below. All decisions regarding the administration of this contest made by WGN-TV are final and binding.
A) First Round: May 5, 2010 – May 12, 2010: All entrant photos will be posted for the First Round no later than 3pm on May 5, 2010. On-line voting will be conducted from 5/5/10 through 11:59AM on 5/12/10. On 5/12/2010 (after 11:59am), the fifty (50) entrant photos’ that receive the highest number of votes during the First Round will be deemed First Round Qualifiers and will advance to the Second Round.
B) Second Round May 12, 2010- May 19, 2010: All fifty (50) First Round Qualifiers photos’ will be posted for the Second Round no later than 3pm on May 12, 2010. Viewers and website users may vote on-line from 3pm on 5/12/10 through 11:59AM on 5/19/10. On 5/19/10, the ten (10) entrant photos that receive the highest number of votes during the Second Round will be deemed Second Round Qualifiers and will advance to the Third Round.
C) Third Round: May 19, 2010 – May 25, 2010: Ten (10) Second Round Qualifiers photos’ will be posted for the Third Round no later than 3pm on May 19, 2010.Viewers and website users may vote on-line from 5/19/2010 at 3pm through 3pm on 5/25/2010. On May 25, 2010 the photo that receives the highest number of votes during the Final Round will be deemed the Winner, subject to eligibility confirmation and compliance with these rules. The winner will be notified by phone on May 25, 2010.
If the winner is determined to be ineligible, cannot be reached by reasonable means within a reasonable amount of time on the afternoon of May 25, 2010 or who otherwise fails to comply with these Official Rules she shall be disqualified, and the first runner up (i.e., the Finalist with the next highest number of votes earned during the Final Round) shall be deemed the winner.
4. ONLINE VOTING: Viewers may vote by visiting wgntv.com, and clicking on the “Sexiest Girlfriends” Photo Contest link at any time during any of the winner selection rounds. Viewers may vote up to 100 times per day from any computer IP address, but automated means of voting are prohibited.WGN is not responsible for lost, incomplete, damaged, illegible, late, or misdirected votes, or for errors in mechanical transmission, technical difficulties or inability to transmit votes.
5. THE PRIZES: There will be one Grand Prize winner. Grand Prize consists of ten (10) tickets along with dinner and drinks see Sex and the City 2 at Gold Class Cinemas on Friday, May 28, 2010 ($970), a $100 gift certificate for Lori’s Shoes. (ARV: $1,070)
The prize will be forfeited if the winner fails to claim prize by deadline, fails to execute the prepared forms of release and waiver, or if the selected winner is not eligible in accordance with these rules. Prizes are not assignable or transferable. Federal, state and local taxes, if any, are solely the responsibility of the winner, who will receive a 1099 tax form reflecting the actual value of the prize if the prize value exceeds $600.
6. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS:
a.This contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Employees of WGN-TV, the Tribune Company, Gold Class Cinemas, Lori’s Shoes (“Contest Sponsors”), and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and advertising/promotion agencies are not eligible to participate.
b.Entrants must be legal residents of Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, LaSalle, Lake, McHenry and Will counties in Illinois, and Jasper, LaPorte, Lake, Newton and Porter Counties in Indiana who are 21 years and older at the time of entry.
c.Winners who have won a prize from WGN-TV since November 25, 2010 are ineligible and will be disqualified.
7. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:
a.Use of winner's name: By entering, each entrant grants permission, without further compensation, to the Contest Sponsors, their agents and licensees, to use the entrant’s name, voice, photograph, likeness and biographical material for promotional purposes in connection with the contest.
b.Execution of Affidavit and Release: By entering, each entrant agrees that if selected as the winner, he/she will sign a release and waiver of liability. The prize will be forfeited and awarded to another entrant if the winner does not execute the prepared form of release and waiver within thirty days of the contest, or if the selected winner is not eligible in accordance with these rules.
c.Release of Liability: By entering, entrants agree to release Contest Sponsors from any claim, loss, liability, damage or injury of any kind arising from their participation in the contest, or their receipt or use of the contest prize, and any contest-related travel or activity.
d.Prize Substitutions: No substitute prizes are available; however, Contest Sponsors may, at their discretion, substitute prizes of equal or greater value. Prizes are non-transferable and may not be redeemed for cash. If the prize becomes unavailable for any reason, WGN-TV reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable value.
e. Warranties: By entering, each entrant warrants and represents that his/her entry (photo) is the entrant’s own original creations, do not violate the rights of any other person or entity (including but not limited to copyrights and trademarks), do not contain offensive, defamatory, vulgar or profane content, and do not contain fraudulent or false information about the entrants.
8. INTERNET/FORCE MAJEURE: If for any reason, this contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, tampering, fraud, technical failure, or any other cause which corrupts or threatens the administration, security or integrity of the contest, WGN-TV reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate or suspend the Contest or any portion of the Contest. ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE FAIR AND LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE CONTEST. Information submitted in Internet entries, including entrant's name, address, e-mail address, etc, shall become the property of WGN-TV, and may be used by WGN-TV for marketing or promotional purposes. Contest shall be governed and enforced pursuant to Illinois law, excluding choice of law provisions.
10. COPY OF RULES: A copy of the rules is available at WGNtv.com or by sending an envelope to: WGNtv.com’s “SEXIEST GIRLFRIENDS” Rules, 2501 W. Bradley Place, Chicago, IL 60618.
11. WINNERS LIST: Can be obtained by sending an envelope to WGNtv.com’s “SEXIEST GIRLFRIENDS” Winner List, 2501 W. Bradley Place, Chicago, IL 60618 after May 25, 2010 and before June 25, 2010.