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    Official Rules: Pop Culture Video Contest

    Pop Culture Video Contest
    Official Rules

    PRELIMINARY INFORMATION:  No purchase necessary. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. The Pop Culture Video Contest ("Contest") will begin when announced on www.eonline.com (the "Website") and will end on February 15, 2013 at 6:00pm PT ("Contest Period").  All times in the Contest refer to Pacific Time ("PT"). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.  Contest is subject all applicable federal, state and local laws.

    ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States residents who (a) are physically residing in one (1) of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and other United States territories), (b) are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the start of the Contest Period and (c) are currently enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution (e.g., college, university, community college, trade/vocational school, etc.).  Officers, directors, and employees of Contest Entities (as defined below), members of these persons' immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Contest. Contest Entities, as referenced herein, shall include E! Entertainment Television, LLC ("E!"), 5750 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, and NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, "Sponsors"), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Contest.

    HOW TO ENTER:  To enter, create a mini-documentary ("Video") that gives your take on pop culture… how you define it, experience it, how it impacts your life every day—basically how pop culture speaks to you. Video must be in one of the following electronic formats: MPEG (.mpg), QuickTime (.mov), AVI (.avi), Windows Media (.wmv), Flash Video (.flv), or Real Media (.rm). Video must be no larger than 100 MB in size and no longer than five (5) minutes in length.  If Video exceeds five (5) minutes in length, only the first five (5) minutes will be judged.

    Email your Video, a brief synopsis of your Video (no more than one page) and your contact information (full name, home address, phone number and email for contact purposes) to popculturecontest@nbcuni.com no later than February 15, 2013, 6:00pm PST.  For files larger than 14 MB, do not email the Video file.  Instead, please use a file sharing service such as YouSendIt.com, DropBox.com, etc. that will allow Sponsor to download Video file for free.  All materials shall be collectively referred to herein as the "Submission."

    All Submissions become the property of Sponsors, and will not be acknowledged or returned. Submission must be original (that is, written and created by you), true and verifiable. You must have the permission of any person that you identify, feature or otherwise refer to in your Video. By entering the Contest, entrants grant Sponsors the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable rights to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, and otherwise exploit the Video and to incorporate the Video in other works in any and all markets and media worldwide in perpetuity.  Entrants warrant that they have the sole and exclusive right to grant such rights to Sponsors and that the Sponsors' reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of the Submissions will not infringe on any rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, privacy, or publicity, or create claims for defamation, false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract.  If any Submissions contain material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Submissions do not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors' standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Submissions may be rejected as ineligible for consideration.  Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.  Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Submissions.

    Entries must be received before 6:00pm PT on February 15, 2013 to be eligible for the Contest. Sponsors' computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Contest.  You may enter once during the Contest Period. Entries received from any person or email address beyond this limit will void all previous entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified.  Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted.  In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.  Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant's name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval. 

     

    PRIVACY:  Sponsors' use of any personal information included in your entry shall be in accordance with E!'s privacy policy located at http://www.eonline.com/about/privacy/index.jsp

    JUDGING: A panel of qualified judges selected by Sponsors ("Judges") will review the eligible entries received during the Contest Period and select ten potential winners ("Winner(s)") on or about March 15, 2013 based on the following judging criteria ("Judging Criteria"): Originality (50%) and Creativity (50%). In the event of a tie, the Judges will break the tie by selecting the tied entrant who received the highest points from the Judges for Originality. In the event a tie remains, the tied entries will be judged by an additional tie-breaking judge, using the Judging Criteria, to determine which of the tied entrants will be the potential Winner.  Decisions of Sponsors and Judges are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Contest. Winning is subject to verification of eligibility. Sponsors reserve the right to pick fewer than ten (10) Winners or to extend the Contest Period if Sponsors do not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Potential Winner(s) will be notified by email. Potential Winner(s) will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, "Contest Documents") within two (2) days of such notification.  Noncompliance within this time period, with these Official Rules or the return of or inability to deliver any prize/prize notification may result in disqualification and, at Sponsors' discretion, and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from among all eligible remaining entries based on the Judging Criteria.     

    PRIZES:  The following prizes will be awarded:

    One (1) Grand Prize of $5,000 (USD) for the highest scoring Video; and

    Nine (9) First Prizes of $1,000 (USD) for the next nine (9) highest scoring Videos.

    Estimated Retail Value ("ERV") of all Prizes is $14,000. 

    Sponsors will determine all details of Prize in their sole discretion.  Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Sponsor will furnish an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 to Grand Prize Winner for the actual retail value ("ARV") of Grand Prize for the tax year in which Grand Prize was won. The difference between the ERV and the ARV will not be awarded. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible entries at Sponsors' sole discretion. Gift cards are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer.

    Sponsors shall have the right, but not the obligation, to make any deductions and withholdings that Sponsors deem necessary or desirable under applicable federal, state and local tax laws, rules, regulations, codes or ordinances. Prize cannot be transferred or substituted by Winner. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value.  If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible entries at Sponsors' sole discretion. 

    CONDITIONS: By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant's heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Contest Entities and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, "Released Parties") from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant's participation in the or Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Contest and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to a Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant's name on Website and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Contest itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Contest at Sponsors' sole discretion.

     

    ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules.  Any attempt to deliberately damage the Contest or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other "force majeure" event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.  Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Contest or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules).  In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winners from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension based on the Judging Criteria above.  Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted at Website.  Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Contest, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors' agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). 

    DISPUTES:  The Contest is governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of CALIFORNIA, and the forum and venue for any dispute shall be in LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. If THE controversy or claim is not otherwise resolved through direct discussions or mediation, it shall THEN be resolved by FINAL AND binding arbitration administered by JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., in accordance with its Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures or subsequent versions thereof ("JAMS Rules").  The JAMS Rules for selection of an arbitrator shall be followed, except that the arbitrator shall be experienced and licensed to practice law in cALIFORNIA.  All proceedings brought pursuant to this paragraph will be conducted in the County of LOS ANGELES.  THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

     

    WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the names of the Winners, available after June 1, 2013, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by December 27, 2013 to E! Entertainment Television, LLC, 5750 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036, Attn:  Legal Affairs.

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