USO NORTH CAROLINA CHALK YOUR WALK CONTEST
CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD: 06/20/2021-06/27/2021
NO PURCHASE OR DONATION NECESSARY. Enter for a chance to win one (1) of five (5) Summer Fun Prize Packs. The contest is open to military children of active-duty United States military personnel (rank of E-6 or below) who are stationed in North Carolina and between 3 and 13 years of age at the time of entry. Limit one (1) entry per person.
NO PURCHASE OR DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE OR DONATION WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD: The USO North Carolina Chalk Your Walk Contest (“Contest”) begins on June 20, 2021 at 00:00 Eastern Standard Time and ends on June 27, 2021 at 23:00 Eastern Standard Time (the “Contest Entry Period”).
ELIGIBILITY: Military children of active-duty United States military personnel (rank of E-6 or below) who are stationed in North Carolina and between 3 and 13 years of age at the time of entry can enter this Contest. A valid Military ID must be presented by the parent or legal guardian of each Contest winner in order to claim a prize. Employees, directors, and officers of the United Service Organizations, Inc. (“USO,” the “Sponsor,” and the “Administrator”), USO’s affiliates, and each of their respective advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, “Contest Entities”), and their immediate family members and/or those living within the same household of each are not eligible to enter or win. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law.
HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Contest, decorate your sidewalk or driveway with a chalk art theme of your choice, take a photograph of your chalk art, and send the photo via a message to USO North Carolina’s Facebook Inbox (https://www.facebook.com/USOofNC). If a child under the age of 13 wishes to enter the Contest, then a parent or legal guardian must use his/her own Facebook account to do so on the child’s behalf. All photo submissions must be respectful and appropriate for all audiences, as determined by USO, in its sole discretion. USO North Carolina will publish all of the submitted photos in an album on the USO North Carolina Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/USOofNC). Facebook users will cast their vote for their favorite art by “liking” the photo of the relevant art. Limit one (1) entry per person. Any additional entries received from any person in excess of this limitation will be voided. To qualify for the Contest, entries must be submitted within the Contest Entry Period.
HOW TO VOTE: To vote in the Contest, log into your Facebook account and visit the USO North Carolina Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/USOofNC). Locate the “Chalk Your Walk Contest” photo album, review the photos, click on the photo of the art that you wish to vote for, and then click the “like” button underneath the relevant photo to cast your vote prior to June 27, 2021 at 23:59 Eastern Standard Time on June 27, 2021.
CONSUMER DISCLOSURES: No purchase or donation necessary. Contest Entry Period ends on June 27, 2021 at 23:00 Eastern Standard Time. Prizes: A total of five (5) prizes will be awarded, each consisting of a Summer Fun Prize Pack, valued at $____ each. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Entry Period. Administrator: USO North Carolina, 600 Airport Blvd #200, Morrisville, NC 27560.
SELECTION OF WINNER: Five (5) winners will be selected from all of the eligible entries received during the Contest Entry Period. The winners will be determined based on the five (5) photos that have received the most votes (i.e., Facebook “likes”) at 23:59 Eastern Standard Time on June 27, 2021. USO employees, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest, will review the number of votes (i.e., Facebook “likes”) that each Contest photo receives, in order to determine the winners.
The winners will be announced on the USO North Carolina Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/USOofNC) on or about June 28, 2021. Winners will also be notified via a Facebook message from USO North Carolina with instructions on how to claim the prize. If the potential winner does not respond to the winner notification message (message will be sent two (2) times over a two (2) day period), or if said message is returned as undeliverable, or if an entrant is otherwise found to be ineligible, or if the potential winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, the potential winner will forfeit the prize, and an alternate winner will be selected based on the contestant whose Contest photo received the next highest number of votes (i.e., Facebook “likes”). Sponsor reserves the right to modify the notification procedures in connection with the selection of an alternate winner, if any.
Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution by any winner or cash equivalent is allowed. Sponsor will not replace any lost, misplaced or stolen prizes. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of equal or greater value at its sole discretion. Prize winners are solely responsible for all local, state, and federal taxes and all expenses incurred in claiming their prize. Each prize winner understands, acknowledges, and agrees that the winner is receiving a prize and will hereby release and discharge Facebook, USO, USO’s affiliates, and each of their respective employees, agents, officers, directors and legal representatives and assigns from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses arising from or caused by the award of such prize, including, but not limited to, the payment of any and all taxes that are due.
Entry in the Contest and/or acceptance of a prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) for USO to use each entrant’s or winner’s name, image, likeness, biographical information, hometown, submitted photo, and (if applicable), prize won, for marketing and promotional purposes, including, without limitation, on websites and social media posts, without further compensation.
GENERAL: Entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Administrator and Sponsor, and on behalf of their respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, “Releasing Parties”), release, defend and hold harmless Facebook and the Contest Entities, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each (collectively, “Released Parties”), from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, debts, dues, sums of money, accounts, reckonings, bonds, bills, specialties, covenants, contracts, controversies, agreements, promises, variances, trespasses, lost profits, indirect or direct damages, consequential damages, incidental damages, punitive or exemplary damages, judgments, executions, claims and demands whatsoever, in law, admiralty or equity, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, against Released Parties which any one or more of the Releasing Parties ever had, now have or hereafter can, shall or may have, which in any way arise out of or result from entrant’s participation in the Contest, acceptance and/or use or misuse of any prize. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Contest as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including, but not limited to, pandemic, fire, flood, hurricane, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation, or order of any court or other cause not within Sponsor’s control or concerns regarding the safety of any entrant, Sponsor shall have the right to suspend or terminate the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Entrants acknowledge that the Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.
Entrants assume all liability for any injury, including death or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Contest or use or redemption of any prize. This Contest shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the District of Columbia, U.S.A., without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions. Entrants hereby agree that any and all disputes, claims, causes of action, or controversies (collectively, “Claims”) arising out of or in connection with this Contest shall be resolved, upon the election by entrant or Sponsor, by arbitration pursuant to this provision and the code of procedures of either the National Arbitration Forum (“NAF”) or the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as selected by the entrant. IF ARBITRATION IS CHOSEN BY ANY PARTY WITH RESPECT TO A CLAIM, NEITHER PARTY WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO LITIGATE THAT CLAIM IN COURT OR HAVE A JURY TRIAL ON THAT CLAIM. FURTHER, NEITHER SPONSOR NOR ENTRANT WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY ON BEHALF OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC OR OTHER PERSONS SIMILARLY SITUATED, OR AS A MEMBER OF ANY CLASS OF CLAIMANTS PERTAINING TO ANY CLAIM SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION. EXCEPT AS SET FORTH BELOW, THE ARBITRATOR’S DECISION WILL BE FINAL AND BINDING. NOTE THAT OTHER RIGHTS THAT ENTRANT WOULD HAVE IF ENTRANT WENT TO COURT ALSO MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ARBITRATION. The arbitrator’s authority to resolve Claims is limited to Claims between Sponsor and entrant alone, and the arbitrator’s authority to make awards is limited to awards to Sponsor and entrant alone. Furthermore, claims brought by either party against the other may not be joined or consolidated in arbitration with Claims brought by or against any third party, unless agreed to in writing by all parties. No arbitration award or decision will have any preclusive effect as to issues or claims in any dispute with anyone who is not a named party to the arbitration. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Agreement, and without waiving either party’s right to appeal such decision, should any portion of this provision be deemed invalid or unenforceable, then the entire provision (other than this sentence) shall not apply. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of prizes. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, or illegible entries; (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof; (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest, or (iv) the failure of any third party to comply with the instructions and proper administration of this Contest. By participating in the Contest, entrants (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to: permanently disqualify from any contests it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and terminate the Contest if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Contest), or to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to termination. LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST, MAY CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
WINNERS LIST: The Contest winners will be announced via a post on USO North Carolina’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/USOofNC) on or about June 28, 2021.
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