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The Soup's Lil' Miss or Mister Clip Show Host Pageant

Official Rules

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION:  No purchase necessary. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. The Soup's Lil Miss or Mister Clip Show Host Pageant ("Contest") will begin on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 6:00pm PT and end on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 11:59:59pm PT ("Contest Period").  All times in the Contest refer to Pacific Time ("PT"). Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

ELIGIBILITY:  To enter the Contest, you must:
1.    Be at least 21 years of age as of April 11, 2012;
2.    Be a permanent, legal United States resident physically residing in one of the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States or the District of Columbia (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and other United States territories);
3.    Be the parent or legal guardian of the child featured in the Video (as defined below);
4.    Have nothing in your background that would be an embarrassment to Sponsor should you be selected as winner of this Contest; and
5.    Not be excluded from eligibility by these Official Rules and/or the other terms and conditions of the Contest.

In addition, the child featured in the Video must be no older than twelve (12) years of age.

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 ("Sponsor" or "E!"), and its 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 the Contest, do the following during the Contest Period:
1.    If you are not an existing YouTube member, log onto http://www.youtube.com and create a YouTube account.  If you already have a YouTube account, go to step 2.
2.    Go to http://www.youtube.com/user/LilMsMrClipShowHost and select one of the clips provided by E!.
3.    Create a video ("Video") of your child introducing the clip and then telling a joke after the clip is played in the style of "The Soup."
4.    Upload your Video to your Youtube account and include the phrase Lil' Miss or Mister Clip Show Host Pageant in the title of your Video.  If you do not include this phrase in the title of your Video, Sponsor may not be able to locate and judge your Video.

Each Wednesday during the Contest Period (4/11/12, 4/18/12, 4/25/12, 5/2/12), E! will add another clip to http://www.youtube.com/user/LilMsMrClipShowHost (total of 4 clips).  You may enter one time using each clip (maximum of 4 entries).  E! may increase or decrease the number of available clips in E!'s discretion.

Video must not be longer than three (3) minutes in length.  If your Video exceeds three (3) minutes in length, only the first three (3) minutes will be judged.

By uploading your Video to YouTube with the phrase Lil' Miss or Mister Clip Show Host Pageant (your "Entry"), you acknowledge agreement to these Official Rules.  Video is subject to and must comply with YouTube terms of service and specifications for user video uploads, located at www.youtube.com/t/terms. Video must also comply with www.youtube.com/t/community_guidelines and any other policies as may otherwise be posted on the YouTube website. Failure to comply with Youtube's policies will result in disqualification at the sole discretion of Sponsor.

Video must be original (that is, written and created by you), true and verifiable. If the Video has not been created by you, the person who created the Video must submit it. By submitting the Video, you represent and warrant that the Video is your original creation, has not been copied in whole or in part from any other work, does not violate or infringe any copyright, trademark or other work, does not violate or infringe any copyright, trademark or other proprietary right of any person or entity (including any rights of privacy or publicity), and is your sole and exclusive property. You must have the permission of any person who appears in the Video. By entering the Contest, entrants grant to each Contest Entity the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable rights to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, and otherwise exploit the Video, in whole or in part, and to incorporate the Video in other works in any and all markets and media worldwide in perpetuity, without limitation or compensation to you and without notice, review, or approval of any such use of the Video.

Entrants warrant that they have the sole and exclusive right to grant such rights to Sponsor and that the Sponsor's reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of the Video 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 Video contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) or if any Video does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsor's standards for any reason (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), such Video may be rejected as ineligible for consideration.  Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Sponsor shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Video.

Sponsor's computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Contest.  You may enter up to four (4) times during the Contest Period (one Video entry per clip). Once Video is uploaded, the Entry is final and may not be modified or edited.  Multiple entries received from any person or email address beyond this limit will void all such additional 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 create the YouTube account where the Video was uploaded will be deemed the Contest 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.  

JUDGING: A panel of qualified judges selected by Sponsor ("Judges") will review the eligible entries received during the Contest Period and select one potential winner ("Winner") based on the following judging criteria ("Judging Criteria"): Humor (60%) and On-screen Appeal (40%). In the event of a tie, the tied entries will be judged by a new Judge or judging panel using the Judging Criteria above.  Decisions of Sponsor and Judges are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Contest. Winning is subject to verification of eligibility. Sponsor reserves the right to extend the Contest Period if, in its sole discretion, Sponsor does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries. Potential Winner will be notified by email or YouTube account. Potential Winner will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, "Contest Documents") before the deadline stated in 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 Sponsor's discretion, and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from among all eligible remaining entries based on the Judging Criteria.     

PRIZE: Sponsor will award one (1) grand prize award ("Prize"), which is a trip for you and your child to Los Angeles, California (the "Trip"). The Trip consists of roundtrip coach air transportation for you and your child on a carrier of Sponsor's choice from the major airport closest to winner's residence in the continental U.S. to Los Angeles; transportation between airport and hotel and between hotel and taping of "The Soup"; 4 days / 3 nights standard hotel accommodations (double occupancy; room rate and tax only); $500.00 spending cash (for winner only); and your child's appearance (live or pre-taped) on Sponsor's program, "The Soup" or on TheSoupTV.com (the "Program").   GRAND PRIZE TRIP MUST BE TAKEN BETWEEN MAY 14 AND JUNE 8, 2012, PROVIDED THAT REQUIRED TRAVEL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN SPONSOR'S SOLE DISCRETION.   

Estimated Retail Value ("ERV") of the Prize is Two Thousand Three Hundred Dollars ($2,300).  

Sponsor will determine all details of Prize in its sole discretion.  Sponsor reserves 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 Winner for the actual retail value ("ARV") of Prize for the tax year in which 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 Sponsor, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible entries at Sponsor's sole discretion. Gift card prizes, if any, are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer.

Sponsor shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof.  Date and/or time of shoot for Program appearance are subject to change.  Winner will be required to execute and return releases of liability and, except where prohibited, publicity releases on behalf of Winner's child.

All details of Prize will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Winner must schedule travel between May 14 and June 8, 2012, provided that required travel dates may change in Sponsor's sole discretion.  The Trip awarded to the Winner must be taken within dates required by the Sponsor or the Prize may be forfeited.  Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor's agent, on a carrier of Sponsor's choice. Certain travel restrictions and black out dates may apply. Sponsor has the right in its sole discretion to substitute ground transportation for air transportation depending on Winner's place of residence.  Winner and Winner's child must travel together on the same itinerary, including the same departure date, destination and return date, and must have valid travel documents (e.g., valid government issued photo ID and/or passport) prior to departure, and failure to do so will result in forfeiture of Prize. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates.  Once travel commences, no unscheduled stopovers are permitted; if an unscheduled stopover occurs, full fare will be charged from stopover point for the remaining segments, including return, of the trip.  Sponsor is not liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay.  Trip may not be combined with any other offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flyer miles.  All travel and lodging will be at the risk of Winner and Winner's child. Winner is solely responsible for all expenses and costs associated with acceptance and/or use of Prize not specifically stated herein as being awarded, including, without limitation any and all taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize, travel insurance, ground transportation (other than as described above), security and airport fees, taxes, insurance, gasoline, meals, gratuities, and souvenirs. Sponsor shall have the right, but not the obligation, to make any deductions and withholdings that Sponsor deems necessary or desirable under applicable federal, state and local tax laws, rules, regulations, codes or ordinances. Prize cannot be transferred or substituted by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value.    

Privacy Any personal information collected by Sponsor will be used for administration of the Contest and in accordance with Sponsor's privacy policy, located at http://www.eonline.com/about/privacy/index.jsp.  Any questions regarding privacy matters should be directed to the address within Sponsor's privacy policy.

CONDITIONS: Entrants may be required to complete and return paperwork authorizing Sponsor to obtain a background investigation.  A potential winner may not be eligible to receive the Prize, unless Sponsor has obtained satisfactory results (as determined by Sponsor in Sponsor's sole discretion) from a background investigation of potential winner.

Sponsor has provided certain audiovisual materials (collectively, "Sponsor Content") for you to incorporate into your Video.  All Sponsor Content is the sole property of Sponsor or its licensors.  You acknowledge and agree that you do not and shall not have or obtain any right, title or interest in or to any Sponsor Content, whether in connection with your participation in the Contest or otherwise, and you agree not to use any Sponsor Content for any other purpose except in connection with this Contest.

By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant's heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless the Contest Entities, YouTube 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 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 the Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with the Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant's name on Sponsor's websites 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 Sponsor, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Contest at Sponsor's sole discretion.

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsor reserves 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 Sponsor, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsor 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 Sponsor (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. Sponsor reserves 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, Sponsor reserves 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 http://thesouptv.com.  Sponsor 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, Sponsor, or Sponsor's agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsor in its 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, CALIFORNIA.  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 Winner, available after Winner selection, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:  E! Entertainment Television, LLC, 5750 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036, Attn:  Legal Affairs.

YouTube is not a sponsor of the Contest and is not associated with the administration of the Contest in any way.