May 29, 2014 at 6:51 PM ET
Are you in New York City and want to attend the movie premiere of "The Fault in Our Stars"?
Come to Rockefeller Plaza between 6 p.m. ET and 7:30 a.m. ET on Monday June 2 with your best poster describing why you like the book and you could win tickets to the premiere that night at 6 p.m. ET in New York City. And if you’re under 18, make sure to bring a parent or guardian with you to the plaza.
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Today Show / The Fault in Our Stars Movie Premiere Contest
June 2, 2014
PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: No purchase necessary. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. The Today Show / The Fault in Our Stars Movie Premiere Contest (“Contest”) will begin on June 2, 2014 at 6:00 A.M. ET and end on June 2, 2014 at 7:30 A.M. ET (“Contest Period”). All times in the Contest refer to Eastern Time (“ET”). 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 (“U.S.”) residents who 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), and who are thirteen (13) years of age or older as of the start of the Contest Period. 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 the TODAY Show, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112, and NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, “Sponsors”), 20th Century Fox (“Prize Provider”), and each of 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. Entrant must be of good moral character. Sponsors reserve the right to exclude anyone convicted of a crime (other than moving violations of a misdemeanor type that did not involve personal injury, drugs, or alcohol). Entrants must be physically present at the TODAY Show Plaza (defined below) by 7:30 AM ET on June 2, 2014 in order to enter the Contest.Entrants must remain at the Plaza until the Winner announcement, currently scheduled to take place at or about 8:30 AM ET on June 2, 2014 to be eligible to win. Winner must be present to win.
HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Contest, during the Contest Period, visit the plaza outside The TODAY Show, located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (“Plaza”) and bring a poster that demonstrates why you like the book The Fault in our Stars (“Poster”). In addition to submitting the Poster, entrants will be required to fill out an entry form, including their name, e-mail address, phone number, address, and date of birth (“Entry”). If you are under eighteen (18), you must have the permission of your parent or guardian to enter. Poster must be original, that is created by you, and must be appropriate for appearance on television. You must arrive to the Plaza during the Contest Period in order to be eligible to enter. You and your Poster might be featured on-air during a live broadcast of The TODAY Show (“Appearance”), as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion.Entrants must remain at the Plaza until judging concludes and Winners are announced to be eligible to win. Winners must be present to win.
All Entries become the property of Sponsors, and will not be acknowledged or returned. You must submit the Poster as part of your Entry to enter and be eligible for the Contest. Your Poster must be original (that is, created by you), true and verifiable. 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 Poster and to incorporate the Poster 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 Poster 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 Poster contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Poster does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors’ standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Poster (and the related Entries) 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 Poster.
Entries must be received in person by 7:30 A.M. ET on June 2, 2014 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. Multiple entries received from any person beyond this limit will void all such additional entries.Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to illegible handwriting 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.
RECORDING: Sponsors, in their sole discretion, may choose to record and/or broadcast the Appearance of entrants and/or Winners on TODAY. If Sponsors, in their sole discretion, elect to incorporate any audio and/or video recording of entrants and/or Winners (the “Recording”) into TODAY or other television shows, the taping and/or the Recording will not be considered an employment opportunity, and Winners and/or entrants will not be entitled to compensation or credit thereof. Sponsors will determine the nature of the Recording in their sole discretion. If the Recording is broadcast, such broadcast will be at a time, for a length of time, and on a date determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Winners and/or entrants may be required to return completed and signed appearance releases, confidentiality agreements and such other documents as may be required by Sponsors prior to their appearance on TODAY and participation in the Contest, if any. Failure of entrants to complete and execute these documents in a timely manner, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, may cause the entrant to be disqualified and any potential Prize to be forfeited. The content of the Recording as, and if, finally exhibited and the number of exhibits and re-airs thereof, if any, will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Winners will not have a right of review, notice, or approval of the content of the Recording or any exhibition or exploitation thereof. Sponsors have the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify entrants, cause the Prizes to be forfeited, and remove entrants from TODAY at any time, if any entrant’s behavior is deemed by Sponsors to be disruptive or if it may or does cause damage to person, property, or reputation of Sponsors or if it otherwise violates the policies of Sponsors, or if entrants do not follow the directions of Sponsors at all times. These Official Rules and the Contest itself are neither a contract nor an application for employment.
SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF FINALISTS AND GRAND PRIZE WINNERS: There will be two (2) rounds of judging: Round 1: Initial Judging to Determine the Finalists; and Round 2: Final Judging to Determine the Grand Prize Winners.
Round 1: Initial Judging for the Finalists: On June 2, 2014 at or about 7:30 AM ET, one (1) or more qualified judges selected by Sponsors (“Initial Judges”) will review all eligible Entries received during the Contest Period and select five (5) finalists (each a “Finalist”) based on the following initial judging criteria (“Initial Judging Criteria”): Creativity (50%) and Originality (50%). Each Finalist will advance to Round 2: Final Judging to Determine the Grand Prize Winners, subject to verification of eligibility. The selection and review process may occur on a rolling basis as Entries are received. In the event of a tie, the Initial Judges will break the tie by selecting the tied entrant who received the highest points from the Initial Judges for Originality to advance to Round 2: Final Judging to Determine the Grand Prize Winners. In the event a tie remains, an additional tie-breaking judge will judge the tied Entries, using the Initial Judging Criteria, to determine which of the tied Entries will advance to Round 2: Final Judging to Determine the Grand Prize Winners. Sponsors reserve the right to pick fewer than five (5) Finalists (or none at all) or to extend the Contest Entry Period if the Contest does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion.
Round 2: Final Judging to Determine Grand Prize Winners: On June 2, 2014, immediately following the Round 1: Initial Judging for the Finalists, one (1) or more qualified judges selected by Sponsors (“Final Judges”) will review the Entries of Finalists and select two (2) grand prize winners (“Grand Prize Winner” or “Grand Prize Winners”) based on the following final judging criteria (“Final Judging Criteria”): Originality (50%) and Creativity (50%). In the event of a tie, the Final Judges will break the tie by selecting the tied entrant who received the highest points from the Final Judges for Originality as the potential Grand Prize Winner. In the event a tie remains, an additional tie-breaking judge will judge the tied Entries, using the Final Judging Criteria, to determine which of the tied Entries will be the Grand Prize Winner, subject to verification of eligibility. The three (3) Finalists not selected as Grand Prize Winners will each be named a first prize winner (“First Prize Winner” or “First Prize Winners”). Grand Prize Winners and First Prize Winners, or if Grand Prize Winner or First Prize Winner is a minor in his or her state of residence, his/her parent or legal guardian, will be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Waiver of Liability, and, except where prohibited, Publicity Release (collectively, “Contest Documents”) on the same day of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification. If the potential Grand Prize Winner or First Prize Winner cannot be reached or if he/she is found ineligible, if he/she cannot or does not comply with the foregoing requirements and these Official Rules, if his/her Prize or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or if it does not satisfactorily execute all of the Contest Documents, potential Winner will be disqualified and Sponsors will award the Prize (defined below) to another Finalist.
PRIZE: Prizes will be awarded as follows:
First Prize: There will be three (3) first prizes (each a “First Prize” and collectively “First Prizes”) awarded, with one First Prize to each First Prize Winner. Each First Prize will consist of the following: one (1) copy of the book The Fault in Our Stars, signed by John Green. First Prize will be awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsors. Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of each First Prize is twelve dollars and ninety-nine cents ($12.99). ERV of all First Prizes is thirty-eight dollars and ninety-seven cents ($38.97).
Grand Prize: There will be two (2) grand prizes (each a “Grand Prize” and collectively “Grand Prizes”) awarded with one (1) Grand Prize to each Grand Prize Winner. Each Grand Prize will consist of the following: four (4) tickets for Grand Prize Winner and up to three (3) guests (“Guest” or “Guests”) to the New York City premiere of The Fault in Our Stars, scheduled to take place on June 2, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. ET at the Ziegfeld Theatre, located at 141 W. 54th St., New York, NY 10019 (“Event”). Prize is subject to certain terms and conditions, as specified by issuer. Grand Prize does not include travel or accommodations.Grand Prize Winner must be in New York City and able to attend the Event on June 2, 2014. Grand Prize Winner must be present to win. ERV of each Grand Prize is zero dollars ($0). ERV of all Grand Prizes is zero dollars ($0). If Grand Prize Winner is a minor, the parent or legal guardian of the Grand Prize Winner must be a Guest of the Grand Prize Winner and must accompany Grand Prize Winner to Event.Grand Prize Winner must be present to win. Grand Prize Winner must pick up Prize at will call prior to Event.
First Prize and Grand Prize will collectively be referred to as “Prize” or “Prizes.” First Prize Winner and Grand Prize Winner will collectively be referred to as “Winner” or “Winners.” Actual retail value (“ARV”) of each Prize might vary. Any difference between ERV and ARV will not be awarded.
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. 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. If Prize is won by minor, Prize will be awarded in the name of such minor’s parent or legal guardian.
Sponsors 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 Event is subject to change. Event is subject to cancellation. If Grand Prize Winner chooses to attend the Event with fewer than (three), or no Guests, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guests, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability and, except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of the Prize will be forfeited. If any guest is a minor, Winner must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf. If Grand Prize Winner is a minor, parent or legal guardian must be Grand Prize Winner’s Guest and must accompany Grand Prize Winner at Event.
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 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 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). Sponsors reserve the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest.
DISPUTES: The Contest is governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, and the forum and venue for any dispute shall be in New York, New York. 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 new york. All proceedings brought pursuant to this paragraph will be conducted in the County of new york. 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 9, 2014, visit www.today.com, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by August 9, 2014 to: The Today Show/The Fault in Our Stars Movie Premiere Contest, Attn: A.Prince, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Room 477S, New York, NY 10112.