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Pay it Forward Rules
Who Can Enter
1. To be eligible to participate in this contest, entrants must be a U.S. resident who is 18 years of age or older and reside in the WICS-TV viewing. Nominees must be individuals or families 18 years or older residing in the WICS-TV viewing area. Entrants cannot nominate themselves, immediate family members, any person living with entrant, or any organization. Families are defined as one or more parent or legal guardian with one or more child residing in the same household. Nominees must not have received a prize from the Station within the past thirty (30) days.
2. Employees of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc., Sinclair Television of Illinois, LLC, and any other company which owns, programs or provides other services to television broadcast station WICS-TV (the "Stations"), WICD, WBUI, WCCU, WRSP, Friendly Chevrolet, Honda of Illinois, Susan’s Auto Mall, Meijer, their affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, any and all local television broadcast and cable stations, local radio and other media companies, and the immediate family members of each are ineligible. The term "immediate families" includes spouses, grandparents, parents, siblings, children and grandchildren.
How to Enter
1. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entry per IP address. More than one nomination may be received per nominee.
2. Log on to www.wics.com to complete the online entry form with your name, address, phone, age, along with the nominee’s name, address, phone, age, and briefly describe the nominee’s story of need and why he/she should be recognized No mechanically produced or completed entries will be accepted. By entering, entrants acknowledge that the nominee, and not the entrant, is eligible to win a prize.
3. The contest starts on November 3, 2014 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on November 21, 2014 (the "Contest Period"). Entries/nominations must be received by Station during the Contest Period. The Station is not responsible for late, lost or misdirected entries, server unavailability, computer, or any other electronic malfunction.
4. All entries/nominations will be judged by a panel of three (3) judges comprised of Station and sponsor personnel based on need (34%), impact (33%), and newsworthiness (33%). On November 24, 2014, up to eleven (11) winners will be determined by the judge(s) in their sole and absolute discretion based on the criteria set forth above. The decisions of the judge(s) shall be final. The Station reserves the right to reduce the total number of winners if it determines that sufficient entries have not been received.
5. The entrant must appear on a segment which may air on the Station to explain his/her nomination and reasons. As a condition of winning, the winning nominee must be willing to be featured in the segment which will air on the Station and be archived on www.wics.com for up to January 31, 2015.
6. All entries become the property of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc., and the Stations and will not be acknowledged or returned.
1. Each of the eleven (11) winners will receive a Meijer’s gift card in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00) and will be featured during a segment which may air on the Station. The value of such on-air appearance cannot be determined. The Stations reserve the right to not air any "Pay It Forward" segment.
2. The winners will be notified by phone. Before claiming prize, winner must provide their correct name, address and telephone number to the Station at the time of notification. Winners must sign and return a release and affidavit of eligibility, which must be received by Stations on the same day of notification. Winners must show picture identification to claim prizes. Stations reserve the right to examine additional identification and may choose to accept or deny awarding the prize based on the identification presented.
3. If a winner cannot be notified within one (1) day, or does not timely sign and return the release and affidavit of eligibility, then the prize will be forfeited, and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner with the next highest score, as determined by the judges in their sole and absolute discretion.
4. There will be no substitutions or cash alternatives for prizes except at the sole discretion of Stations. The Stations have the right to substitute a prize of similar value. No transfer or assignment of prizes is allowed.
5. The winner is responsible for paying all local, county, state and federal taxes on prizes based on the value of the prizes as set forth in these rules. Each winner must sign a W-9 form.
6. Contestants are eligible to win only one prize within any thirty (30) day period, regardless of the number of contests entered.
7. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc., and Sinclair Television of Illinois, LLC are not liable if the provider of any part of the prize fails to satisfy its obligations to furnish its portion of the prize.
8. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc., and Sinclair Television of Illinois, LLC are not responsible for any liabilities arising directly or indirectly from the award or use of the prize.
9. In claiming your prize, you acknowledge that Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc. and Sinclair Television of Illinois, LLC have the right to publicize your name, character, likeness, photograph, voice and the fact that you are the winner for promotional purposes without financial remuneration.
1. Complete contest rules are available Monday through Friday during normal business hours at WICS-TV, 2680 East Cook Street, Springfield, IL 62704 and on the Station’s website at www.wics.com
2. This contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc., Sinclair Television of Illinois, LLC, Friendly Chevrolet, Honda of Illinois, Susan’s Auto Mall, and Meijer accept no responsibility or liability in connection with any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by or resulting from the acceptance, possession or use of any prize awarded hereunder.
3. Stations cannot be held liable for any lost or stolen entries, prizes or contest information.
4. Stations reserve the right to make rules and contest changes and change the aforementioned contest dates.
5. By entering this contest, each entrant waives any and all claims of liability against the Stations, any sponsors, and their respective parent, affiliates, officers, directors, employees and agents, for any and all claims, loss, damage or injury which may occur as a result of entrant’s participation in this contest.
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