NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND ENTRANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT.
The object of the Contest is to create and post an original photo, or a link to an original photo, that creatively places a virtual beard over a person, place or thing in a unique and/or humorous way(the "Entry"). Each Contest participant ("Participant") must post his/her Entry via a public tweet as directed by @Mariners (the "Club Account"), and include the hashtag #PutABeardOnIt (the "Hashtag"), in accordance with these Official Rules to be eligible. Staff members of The Baseball Club of Seattle, LP ("Sponsor"), MLB Advanced Media, L.P. ("MLBAM") and Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. ("MLBP") (Sponsor, MLBAM and MLBP collectively, the "Judges") will select the most compelling Entry in accordance with these Official Rules and based upon criteria set forth in the Judging section below to determine the Winner (defined below).
ENTRY PERIOD: The Contest entry period begins at 11:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on April 4, 2013 and ends at 7:59:59 p.m. ET on April 25, 2013 (the "Entry Period").
JUDGING: The Judges will judge all eligible Entries to determine the most compelling Entry based on the following criteria: Creativity/Originality (34%), Quality of photo (33%), and Relevance to Contest theme (33%). On or about April 26, 2013, the most compelling Entry, as determined by the Judges, will be deemed the potential winning Entry. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, the eligible Participant that submitted the winning Entry, as determined by the Judges (the "Winning Entry"), will be declared the official winner of the Contest (the "Winner"). In the event of a tie for any potential Winning Entry, the score for Creativity/Originality will be used as a tiebreaker.
PRIZE: One (1) Prize To Be Awarded. The Winner will receive (a) a VIP experience at the MLB Fan Cave to be determined in MLBPs sole discretion, (b) two (2) tickets for the Winner and one (1) guest (the "Guest") to attend the Seattle Mariners v. New York Yankees game scheduled to be played at 7:05 p.m. ET on May 15, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York(the "Game"); (c) round trip coach class air transportation for the Winner and his/her Guest from a major commercial airport nearest Winner's home in the U.S. or Canada ("Winners Home City") to a major commercial airport nearest New York, NY (the "Host City") or ground transportation from Winners Home City to the Host City if the Winner resides within one hundred (100) miles of the Host City; and (d) one (1) standard hotel room (double occupancy) for two (2) nights in a hotel selected by Sponsor in or near the Host City ((a) through (d), collectively, the "Prize"). (Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of the Prize: $2,000.) Actual value of the Prize will vary depending on Winner's Home City. Except as may be provided as detailed in (c) above, GROUND TRANSPORTATION NOT INCLUDED.
PRIZE NOTIFICATION RESPONSE TIME: Forty-eight (48) hours from the time of issuance of Prize Notification (defined below) (the "Required Response Time").
WINNERS LIST: For the Winners name, mail a request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by December 31, 2013 to: #PutABeardOnIt Winners List c/o Seattle Mariners, PO Box 4100, Seattle, WA 98194.
SPONSOR: The Baseball Club of Seattle, LP, PO Box 4100, Seattle, WA 98194.
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States Washington, D.C. and Canada (excluding residents of the Province of Quebec) who are twenty-one (21) years of age or older with a valid Twitter account and a valid email address at the time of entry. Employees, officers and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of Sponsor, the other MLB Entities (as defined below) and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Contest are not eligible to participate or win the Prize. The "MLB Entities" shall mean MLBAM, MLBP, the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball ("BOC") its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, the Major League Baseball Clubs ("Clubs"), Major League Baseball Enterprises, Inc., 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. Void in the Province of Quebec and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.
PRIZE CONDITIONS: All Prize details, including seat locations at the Game, shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of MLBP. The Prize is non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions except at MLBPs sole and absolute discretion. MLBP reserves the right to substitute the Prize (or any portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion. The Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, provincial and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes). All costs and expenses associated with the Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided including, but not limited to, lodging, transportation costs, meals, gratuities and other expenses incurred by accepting the Prize are the sole responsibility of the Winner. The flight selection will be at the discretion of MLBP. MLBP, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to provide ground transportation in lieu of air transportation if the Winner resides within one hundred (100) miles of the Host City (and no additional compensation or substitution will be awarded for difference in prize value). Trip must be taken on dates specified by MLBP or the Prize will be forfeited and, at MLBPs sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from among all remaining eligible Entries. If the Game or any other Prize-related activity is canceled or postponed for any reason, travel prize will be awarded less applicable Prize-related activity(s) and MLBP will substitute that activity(s) with an item(s)/activity(s) of comparable or greater value as determined solely by MLBP. Travel and hotel accommodation restrictions apply. Travel arrangements must be made through MLBPs agent and on a carrier of MLBP's choice. Winner is responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents (e.g., valid photo I.D and/or passport or visa if applicable) prior to travel. Tickets are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuers. Winners Guest must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age. Major League Baseball game, event and exhibition dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of the BOC and/or the New York Yankees, as applicable, and may be subject to change. The terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as part of the Prize may govern in the event a legal game, event or exhibition, as defined by Major League Baseball, is not played due to weather conditions, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason. Winner and his/her Guest agree to comply with all applicable Yankee Stadium regulations in connection with the Prize. The applicable MLB Entities reserve the right to remove or to deny entry to the Winner and/or his/her Guest 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. Released Parties (defined below) 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 part of the Prize may not be resold or offered for resale. Any such resale may result in disqualification and forfeiture of the Prize, and may invalidate the license granted by the game ticket(s).
CONTEST ADMINISTRATION: Sponsor will be responsible for resolving any disputes and rules violations that arise in connection with the Contest. Sponsor's computer will be the official clock of the Contest. All decisions by Sponsor regarding the Contest shall be final and binding in all respects.
CONTENT RESTRICTIONS: Participants must not include any of the following content (the "Content Restrictions") in any Entry: (i) pornography, adult-oriented content or any other sexually-explicit material; (ii) materials relating to lotteries or gambling; (iii) explicit language or content, images of violence, or promotion of illegal activities; (iv) content in violation of intellectual property rights or laws; (v) libelous, defamatory, disparaging, tortious or slanderous materials; (vi) content that denigrates, disparages or reflects negatively on the MLB Entities, their owners and employees, or the game of baseball; (vii) tobacco, alcohol or drugs; (viii) dangerous stunts; (ix) real weapons of any kind including, but not limited to, guns, knives or projectiles; (x) 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, age or any other basis protected by federal, state, provincial or local law, ordinance, or regulation; (xi) individuals under legal age of majority without providing a signed release from parent or legal guardian; (xii) audio and/or visual content owned by any third party (e.g., recorded music; pre-produced video, etc.); and (xiii) material that is unlawful, or otherwise in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state/province where the Entry is created. Any Entry that does not comply with the foregoing, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, will be disqualified and eliminated from consideration.
NOTIFICATION: The potential Winner will be notified via Twitter and/or email by Sponsor and/or MLBAM (the "Prize Notification") and will be required to privately (through Twitter direct message, email, or other secure, private means) provide his/her name, address, age and other personal information necessary to receive the Prize. In the event that any potential Winner does not respond to such Prize Notification within the Required Response Time or fails to provide Sponsor all information necessary to receive the Prize or declines the Prize for any reason, a disqualification will result, the Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner shall be chosen from among all remaining eligible Entries. The potential Winner may be required to submit his/her valid social security number and/or other identification to Sponsor and MLBP and may be required to execute, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability, and, unless prohibited by law, Publicity, within the Required Response Time. In addition, the Guest may be required to execute, have notarized and return a Release of Liability, and, unless prohibited by law, Publicity, within the Required Response Time. A disqualification and Prize forfeiture will result and, at Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner will be selected from among all remaining eligible Entries if any required documents are not properly executed and returned within the specified period of time. Refusal or return of such documents as non-deliverable or any potential Winner's noncompliance with these Official Rules will also result in disqualification, Prize forfeiture and, at Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, may cause an alternate potential Winner to be chosen from among all remaining eligible entries.
All applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
The MLB Entities and each of their respective parent companies, trustees, subsidiaries, franchisees, assignees, affiliates, licensees, sponsors, agents, independent contractors, telecasters, sponsors, licensees and advertising and promotional agencies, and each of their respective general and limited partners, members, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, employees, representatives and contractors (collectively, the "Released Parties") shall not be responsible for lost, late, stolen, garbled, delayed, undelivered, or misdirected entries, for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete entry information whether caused by a participant, equipment, or technical malfunction or for any human error, technical error or malfunctions.
Released Parties are not responsible for any technical, computer, network, typographical, printing, human or other errors relating to or in connection with this Contest, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the offer or administration of this Contest, the processing of entries, the tabulation of scores, the cancellation of games or any errors appearing in any Contest related-materials including, but not limited, to errors in advertising, the Official Rules, the selection and announcement of the Winner or the distribution of the Prize. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest.
Released Parties make no warranties, express or implied, relative to the use or enjoyment of the Prize (or any portion thereof) including, without limitation, its quality, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. By entering the Contest, each Participant agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and fully release the Released Parties from any and all claims, demands, losses, promises, causes of action and/or liabilities for any injuries, losses, death, or damages of any kind caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by participation in, or preparation for, the Contest, Contest-related activity, Participants Entry, or resulting from the acceptance, possession, quality, use or misuse of the Prize (or any portion thereof) including any travel or activity related thereto.
If the Contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason including, without limitation, as a result of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, cancellation of games, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and, if terminated, to determine the Winner, if any, from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries submitted up to the point of termination.
Released Parties assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network, cable, satellite, wireless, Internet Service Provider (ISP) or lines, computer systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, malfunctions of wireless devices, wireless service problems, cellular tower equipment, failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or wireless service congestion, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Contest.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT 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 AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT, 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.
In the event of dispute as to the identity or eligibility of any potential Winner based on a Twitter account, the Winning Entry will be declared made by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the Twitter account that submitted the Entry at the time of entry provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules. The "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person assigned to a Twitter account by Twitter.
In the event that the Contest is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, Sponsor reserves the right to discontinue or modify the Contest, or to disqualify Participants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, the Released Parties shall have no liability to any Participant who is disqualified due to such an action.
As a condition of entering this Contest, each Participant agrees that (A) any and all disputes, claims, controversies or causes of action arising out of or relating to this Contest, or any prizes awarded (each, a "Claim"), shall be (1) arbitrated on an individual basis only, and shall not be consolidated or joined with or in any arbitration or other proceeding involving a Claim of any other party, and (2) settled by binding arbitration in New York County, New York before a single arbitrator appointed by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its then governing rules and procedures, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof; and (B) under no circumstance will Participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. These Official Rules shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A, applicable to contracts entered into and performed exclusively in that State.
The Contest is a skill contest designed to increase consumer awareness of and interest in Major League Baseball and MLB.com, the Official Site of Major League Baseball. This Contest may not be used for, or in connection with, any form of gambling.
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