Sweet 16 Contest Rules


ESPN Radio 850/900 Sweet 16 Contest 
Official Contest Rules
March 25, 2013 through March 28, 2013
B.    ELIGIBILITY:  Entrants must be legal residents of the State(s) of Florida. Entrants must be 16 years of age or older on date of entry.  Employees (including, without limitation, part-time or temporary employees) of The University of Florida, The Board of Trustees, WRUF-FM, Upickem (defined below) and their respective parent entities, subsidiaries, affiliated companies and advertising and promotion agencies or service providers at any time during the contesting period and the immediate family and other household members (i.e., spouses, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, roommates, housemates, significant others, partners, siblings (half and full) and the “step”s of each of the foregoing) of each of the above are NOT eligible to enter and/or to win this contest.
C.    ENTRY:  Entrants must be caller #8 after the official cue to call on WRUF-AM
 D.    HOW TO GET ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:  one entry per person
E.    WINNING:  There will be one (1) primary  winner in this contest and (15) fifteen secondary winners.  On or about March 28, 2013, one (1) entry will be deemed the winner(subject to eligibility verification and compliance with these contest rules).  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these rules or otherwise, in no event is WRUF-AM required to confirm eligibility or eliminate ineligible entrants prior to selecting the potential winner.  In the event that any selected winner is determined to be ineligible at any time, he/she will be disqualified and not entitled to any prize in this Contest, an alternative winner may be selected from among all other entries received, time permitting. In the event that a winner is disqualified or the prize is forfeited at any time for any other reason, we reserve the right (but not the obligation) to select another winner in this contest (in our sole discretion).
F.    PRIZES: One (1) verified winner will receive $100 to The University of Florida Bookstore- Valid picture ID will be required at the time of redemption. ARV: $100.00. (15) fifteen secondary winners will receive ESPN Prize packs.  Prize Packs will consist of ESPN The Magazine merchandise.  Prize will be made available to verified winner within two (2) business days of verification of eligibility and receipt of required documentation (see below) from the winner.  Potential winner will be notified at the telephone number and/or email address he or she provided with his or her entry within one week of being selected as a potential winner.  We will only be required to leave one message at the telephone number or email to the email address provided by the potential winner in his or her entry into this contest and if no answer or answering machine is reached or the email is returned, we will not be obligated to attempt any further contact.  Prize will be released to winner only.  The winning entrant may be required to produce documentation evidencing eligibility in this Contest in order to receive the prize, including, without limitation, a copy of a valid United States state or federal photo ID and valid social security number.  Winner may be required to sign one or more liability release agreements relieving WRUF-AM and others, and their respective  parents, subsidiaries, officers, directors, members, managers, employees, agents and from any and all liability with respect to the entrant’s participation in this contest and the receipt and/or use of the prize.  Any person who refuses to sign or provide any required documentation or agreements  by the deadline communicated to the winner will forfeit any and all prizes in this contest.   Prizes may be substituted by WRUF-AM with prizes of equal or greater value.  No transfer or assignment of prize is allowed, except as may be determined by WRUF-AM in its sole and absolute discretion on a case by case basis.  Winner is responsible for paying all applicable local, county, state and federal taxes on prize based on the estimated retail value of the prize, and may be issued an IRS 1099 form for all prizes won from WRUF-FM where the aggregate value of all prizes is $600 or more in any calendar year.
G.    OTHER RULES: Odds of winning depends upon the number of entries received. All times are local Gainesville, FL time (ET). WRUF-AM is not responsible for any error or technical malfunctions associated with calls or entry verification (and its associated online pages) that may affect any entrant’s ability to enter, regardless of the cause.  All entries become the property of WRUF-AM and will not be acknowledged or returned. Entries received that are mutilated, tampered with, illegible, or from ineligible entrants will be void.  Entries that are determined to be fraudulent will be void. Incomplete or illegible entries may be disqualified.  Inquiries by entrants or potential entrants to WRUF-AM (whether in person, by email, or by telephone) regarding the status of their entry or questions about this contest may or may not be responded to and we are not obligated to respond or treat to all inquiries identically (even if the question is identical). Time considerations and/or volume, among other things, may impact our desire or ability to respond to such inquiries from time to time.  Notwithstanding anything communicated by any WRUF-AM or other  contest service provider employee in connection with any such inquiry, such information shall not be binding (the sole determining information related to this Contest is as set forth in these contest rules) and shall not be deemed to be providing any type of improper assistance or advantage to any particular entrant over another.  Any attempt to respond to an inquiry will be in the context of providing good customer service only and, in some instances, to address technical issues/problems.  WRUF-AM or its representative shall be the sole arbiter in all matters relating to the contest and in the interpretation of contest rules. Contest decisions shall be final and no appealable.  Entry into the contest constitutes agreement by contestants to abide by these rules.  By participating in this contest, entrants hereby agree and each entrant hereby remises, releases and forever discharges and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless WRUF-AM and its contest service providers and representatives and their respective affiliates, parents, assigns, successors, employees, contest sponsors, agents and all others connected with them and this contest (“Released Parties”) from any and all liability, claims, actions, and damages sustained or incurred by participation in this contest and the receipt and use of any prize(s) awarded (if any) through this contest arising in any manner whatsoever, including but not limited to an act or omission, whether negligent, intentional or otherwise caused by any of the Released Parties and all others connected with them and this contest.   By participating in this contest, entrants hereby consent to WRUF-AM’s usage of any one or more of the following for any advertising or promotional purpose in any medium whatsoever without payment of any additional consideration: contestant’s name; voice; likeness; biographical information; his/her participation in the contest; and the substance of the entrant’s entry form submissions.  By entering or participating in this contest, entrants understand and agree that WRUF-AM may take photographs and/or videotape and/or audiotape any entrant or winner in connection with this contest (before, during or after the contest) and that WRUF-AM will own any such photos, audio and/or video and shall be free to utilize such materials in any way it sees fit during or after the contest with no compensation to the entrants, including without limitation posting any such photographs, audio and/or videos on its website.  Released Parties are not responsible for any technical difficulties, technical malfunctions or errors (whether technical or typographical) experienced due to overload, busy signals, loss of phone service, internet availability, electronic problems, interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, telephone or other connections, availability or accessibility, or miscommunications, or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, or lines, or technical failure or jumbled, garbled, corrupted, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, or computer hardware or software or telephone malfunctions, failures, or technical errors or difficulties, any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or tampering with or hacking of any of the websites,  computer virus, bug, or other errors or corruptions of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information or the failure to capture, or loss of, any such information or any other factor that may prevent an individual from completing or from WRUF-AM receiving (accurately or otherwise) a phone call, an email, accessing any website (including any third party website), or for any problem associated with the website or software, internet, telephone connections, servers, routers, or any other technical problem that may impact entry, participation, or prize claim in any way, regardless of the cause, including, without limitation,  any injury or damage to any person’s computer, equipment, property, software or network related to or resulting from participating in this contest.   We are not responsible for any printing errors or typographical errors.   If, for any reason, in the sole opinion of WRUF-AM, any contest is not capable of running as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, hacking, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes (including, without limitation, problems with the Facebook page or Facebook itself), whether discovered or suspected by WRUF-AM, which, in sole opinion of WRUF-AM does or could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of a Contest, WRUF-AM reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this contest with or without selecting winner, and/or provide alternative means of entry or any other changes to these contest rules that WRUF-AM deems appropriate under the circumstances. In the event of termination, suspension or modification of a contest, a notice will be posted on the WRUF-AM website or Facebook page.   This contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.   WRUF-AM reserves the right to: (i) terminate or declare any Contest null and void and rescind any prize, if in its sole judgment, the rules or the integrity of the Contest have been violated or compromised in any way, intentionally or unintentionally by any person whether or not a participant in the Contest; (ii) alter or amend these Contest rules at any time; and (iii) stop or conclude the Contest at any time without prior notice.
H.    SPONSOR: The University of Florida, The Board of Trustees d/b/a WRUF-AM, 1885 Stadium Road, Gainesville, FL 32611.
I.      ODDS OF WINNING:  Once entered in contest, Odds of winning depends are one out of sixteen
 J.     WINNER LIST: n/a
K.    Facebook is in no way a sponsor, endorser or administrator of this contest and is not affiliated with WRUF-AM or this contest in any manner.  Entry information provided in this contest is being provided to WRUF-AM, not Facebook.


In consideration of the receipt of the Prize, the winner agrees to be solely responsible for any and all taxes and/or other fees, including, but not limited to, any federal, state, or local income taxes, that are or may become payable as a result of my participation in the contest and/or receipt of the Prize


How to Enter for a Chance to Win
Online listeners to the Station web stream may experience a reception delay of up to one minute. Listening to the station’s over-the-air broadcast is the best way to participate in this contest. Winner qualification is subject to FULL phone call completion, and the verification of the caller’s name, address, home phone number, and work/cell phone number, all of which must be provided prior to completion of the call. Contest calls will not be accepted at any other number. All entries will become the property of WRUF and will not be acknowledged or returned.
Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Non-cash prizes are not redeemable for cash. WRUF reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute any prize with one of equal or greater value. Winners may not request prize substitution. Prizes are non-transferable and may not be claimed or used by any person other than the winner. Winners must claim their prizes in person at the WRUF offices within 30 days after the end of the contest. Prizes not claimed within the 30-day period will be forfeited.
all entrants must be at least 16 years old and legal residents of the United States, living or working in Station’s terrestrial listening area. A winner will be disqualified if he/she or a member of his/her household has won a WRUF contest with a value over $50.00 within the previous 60 days. Employees (including their immediate families and members of the same household) of the University of Florida College of Journalism Division of Multimedia of Properties and, promotional sponsors, advertising and promotional agencies who do business with WRUF, and other radio stations in WRUF’s ADI are not eligible to participate in any contest presented by WRUF. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, parents and legal guardians, children and legal wards, grandparents, and grandchildren, including “in-laws.” One entry per person; multiple entries will disqualify the entrant. Void where prohibited.
Winners agree to release and hold harmless the promotion sponsors, WRUF, UF Division of Multimedia Properties, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability and any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this contest and any prize won. Winners will be required to sign a form releasing UF Division of Multimedia Properties and its affiliated companies from all liability in connection with the contest and the award and use of the prize before claiming the prize.
WRUF undertakes no liability or responsibility, and makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the performance of the prize(s) awarded, for any failure to perform or negligent performance of any service provider, or for any other risk, incident or damage, direct or indirect, relating to or arising out of the contest, including (but not limited to) cancellations, postponements, delays or other scheduling changes; missed events or connections or inability of winner to attend; and accident, injury, damage or expense arising from or occurring during the use of the prize, or travel to/from or attendance at any event relating to the contest, by the winner and/or winner’s guest(s). WRUF is not responsible for damage to a prize or loss of a prize after the prize has been claimed. Winners must inspect their prizes before leaving the station. WRUF is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failure or malfunctions, lost or unavailable network or other telecommunications connections, or lost, late, damaged, illegible, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled, disconnected, or delayed contest entries or communications, whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or used in this contest, or by any human error which may occur in the execution of this contest.
Entry into any contest constitutes full permission for WRUF and promotion sponsors and their respective affiliates to broadcast and/or to photograph or publish the participant’s name, voice, recorded comments, biographical information, face and likeness without compensation.
Failure to conform to all contest rules, or any fraud or other illegal or inappropriate conduct on the part of a contestant, will result in the contestant’s disqualification and forfeiture of any prize won. WRUF reserves the right to rule ineligible listeners who, in WRUF’s sole judgment, engage in abusive conduct with respect to any contest or promotion conducted by WRUF or its affiliates. WRUF reserves the right to make changes in the contest rules at any time, which changes will become effective upon announcement. By taking part in this contest, participants agree to be bound by these rules and all decisions of the judges, who are employees of UF Division of Multimedia Properties and whose decisions with respect to all aspects of the contest are final and binding. Copies of written contest rules and the list of winners are available during regular business hours at the WRUF business office, 2200, Weimer Hall, University of Florida. Gainesville, Florida 32611. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.