Most Valuable Trekker Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. By entering, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules. Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification.
SPONSOR. This Contest is sponsored by ‘H&I National Limited Partnership,’ 26 N. Halsted, Chicago, Illinois 60661 (the "Sponsor"), which is solely responsible for the conduct of this Contest. By participating in this Contest, all participants (including the prize winner) agree that Sponsor, its prize providers, subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of such entities’ respective officers, directors, agents and employees are not responsible or liable for any injury, loss, illness, litigation or damage that may occur from participation in the Contest or acceptance, possession, use or misuse of prizes. In the event that any dispute arises in connection with the conduct of this Contest, participants agree that the dispute shall be resolved by applying the laws of Illinois and that it shall be resolved by and within the state or federal courts of that state.
ENTRY. A purchase is not required to enter or win the prize described below. Entries must be submitted between June 15, 2017 at 12:00 PM CST and July 14, 2017 at 12:00 PM CST (the “Entry Period”) unless extended by Sponsor in Sponsor’s sole discretion. To enter the Contest, entrants must submit (a) a written entry of 500 words or less and (b) a picture or a video that answers the MVT question: “Why Are You the Biggest Star Trek Fan?” The video, which shall be no longer than one minute, must be posted to a video sharing website (i.e., YouTube, Vimeo). Once the video is posted online, entrants must log on to heroesandiconstv.com, complete an online registration form, including a link to their video or submit a picture. All videos must be set to “public” for viewing. No password-protected videos will be allowed. All videos must comply with the “Fan Film” guidelines set forth by CBS and Paramount Pictures at http://www.startrek.com/fan-films. Only one (1) entry per person will be accepted. Each entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the single individual who completes the registration form, and only that individual will be eligible to win any prize for such entry, regardless of whether other individuals appear in such entry.
By entering, entrant represents and warrants that: (i) the entry is entrant’s own original work; (ii) the entry does not infringe or violate or conflict with the intellectual property rights (copyright, patent, trademark, etc.) or any other rights of any third party (including any publicity or privacy rights); and (iii) entrant has the full rights to grant any and all rights and licenses provided for in these Official Rules.
By entering, entrant hereby grants Sponsor, along with its affiliates, successors, and assigns, a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, unrestricted right and license, with the right to sublicense through multiple tiers, to use entrant’s submission (including any portion(s) thereof) in any medium, including without limitation on any and all Sponsor broadcast, cable, and/or digital platforms, without any obligation of payment, acknowledgement or other consideration of any kind, and without the need to obtain permission from or provide notification to the entrant or any third party. Sponsor will have no obligation to republish or use any submission, and any submission republished or posted may be removed by Sponsor at any time, for any reason.
Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, misdirected or mutilated entries, due to technical/network failures, human error, or any other error or malfunction. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void.
Entrants agree not to upload, post or transmit any materials which contain any computer viruses, Easter eggs, worms, Trojan Horses or other harmful component or programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or undermine the operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and the Sponsor reserves the rights to seek damages from any person(s) who makes such attempt(s).
Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted by an individual or authorized account holder of an e-mail address shall be determined by ‘Heroes & Icons TV’ in its sole discretion, and ‘Heroes & Icons TV’ reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Contest.
ELIGIBILITY. The Contest is open to all legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older. Employees of Weigel Broadcasting Co., Sponsor, their advertising agencies, consultants, franchisees, or suppliers (collectively, “Contest Parties”) are not eligible to enter or win, nor are such employees’ family members. In addition, individuals who share a common household with an employee of a Contest Party or who are in any kind of domestic relationship or partnership with an employee of a Contest Party (e.g., boyfriends, girlfriends, fiancé, roommates) are not eligible to enter or win this Contest. Sponsor shall be the sole judge of what constitutes a domestic relationship or partnership in the event of a dispute.
PRIZES. One (1) Prize will be awarded, consisting of (a) One Star Trek Animated Series Blu Ray Set (Approximate Retail Value = $35.95), (b) Two Mega Blocks Star Trek Sets (Approximate Retail Value = $35.98), (c) One Star Trek the Next Generation – The Complete Series DVD Set (Approximate Retail Value = $82.41) (d) One Star Trek Enterprise – The Complete Series DVD Set (Approximate Retail Value = $169.99) and (e) Ten T Shirts from the Heroes & Icons Online Store (Approximate Retail Value = $199.50). Sponsor will ship the Prize to winner, at Sponsor’s expense, in one or more shipments via USPS, or an equivalent method to the residential address identified on winner’s Affidavit of Eligibility. In no event will Sponsor be liable for any loss or delay of, or damage to, the Prize that arises from the shipping of any properly addressed package.
Submissions may also be showcased on the air on Heroes & Icons and on the Heroes and Icons websites, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on the total number of entries and the quality of the entrant’s submission as judged in accordance with the Contest Judging Criteria set forth below. All judgments by Sponsor are final.
CONTEST JUDGING CRITERIA. Five (5) finalists will be selected by a five (5) person panel made up of Sponsor employees (the “Selection Panel”). Entries will be judged based on the creativity, originality, and persuasiveness of the submission, the submission’s conformance to these Official Rules (including without limitation the one-minute time limit and the eligibility requirements), and the submission’s suitability for broadcast. Without limiting the foregoing, submissions may not contain any material that is obscene, indecent, profane, defamatory, or that infringes any party’s privacy, intellectual property, or other rights.
Finalists will be notified on or about July 17, 2017. Finalists will be first notified via the email address on their entry, followed up by a phone call to the phone number listed on their entry. The finalists’ submissions will be posted on heroesandiconstv.com, where site visitors will vote for the MVT between July 17, 2017 and July 24, 2017. The entry receiving the greatest number of votes will be selected as the winner on or about July 25, 2017, subject to confirmation of the winner’s eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. In the event of a first-place tie, the Selection Panel will select the winner from among the tying entries, applying these Contest Judging Criteria. The winner will be first notified via the email address on their entry, followed up by a phone call to the phone number listed on their entry. If any attempted notification is not successful within seven (7) days, the prize will be forfeited and Sponsor reserves the right to select the finalist receiving the next-highest number of votes as the alternate winner.
PRIZE RESTRICTIONS & CONDITIONS. Prize winner must abide by the terms and conditions of the Prize providers and Contest Parties. No prize transfer, assignment, or substitution by Prize winner is permitted. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize (or any element thereof), in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. All income and other taxes are the responsibility of the winner. By entering, the entrants, finalists and winner are consenting to the use of their video submission, name, likeness, and/or biographical information for advertising and promotional purposes without additional consideration, including any in studio appearances or on the air of any other television stations or on any Sponsor-owned or -affiliated website.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY. Winner is responsible for income and other taxes on the Prize. Winner will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability, Publicity Release and Letter of Indemnification within seven (7) business days of notification of being a winner. Failure to comply with the rules and conditions of the Contest may result in a forfeiture of the Prize.
SPONSOR’S RESERVATION OF RIGHTS. These Official Rules are subject to modification by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute, all decisions made by Sponsor are final and binding. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any person who tampers with or abuses the entry process, or who otherwise acts in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, or modify this Contest if, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of completion as planned, including due to force majeure or non-authorized human intervention that compromises or affects the administration, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest.
MISCELLANEOUS. This Contest is void where prohibited, penalized or otherwise restricted by law. A copy of these Official Rules are available at the ‘Heroes & Icons TV’ offices located at 26 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL or by writing to ‘Heroes & Icons TV,’ ‘MVT Contest,’ 26 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60661. Viewers can also find the Official Rules at www.heroesandiconstv.com. If you wish to receive the names of Contest Prize Winner, you must send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to ‘Heroes & Icons TV’ ‘MVT Contest, Winners’ 26 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60661. ‘Heroes & Icons TV’ must receive any request for the Winner’s name no later than October 24, 2017.