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Eligibility: The 25 Words or Less Contest (“Contest”) is only open to permanent legal residents of the fifty (50) states of the U.S. and D.C. (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam, and all other U.S. foreign territories and possessions); who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of entry; currently physically located and residing within one (1) of the following geographic viewing areas in the U.S. (collectively “Geographic/Viewing Areas”): Austin, TX (KTBC-TV); Charlotte, NC (WJZY-TV); Chicago, IL (WFLD-TV, WPWR-TV); Cincinnati, OH (WXIX-TV); Indianapolis, IN (WISH-TV); Jacksonville, FL (WJXX-TV); Los Angeles, CA (KTTV-TV); Minneapolis, MN (KMSP-TV, WFTC-TV); New Orleans, LA (WVUE-TV); New York, NY (WNYW-TV); Orlando, FL (WOFL-TV); Philadelphia, PA (WTXF-TV); Phoenix, AZ (KSAZ-TV); Sacramento, CA (KMAX-TV); and Washington, D.C. (WTTG-TV, WDCA-TV). Residents outside of the Geographic/Viewing Areas are not eligible to enter. Entrants must also have a valid Social Security number and/or a valid U.S. Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. Employees of Dino Bones Productions, Inc., (“Sponsor”), Fox First Run, LLC (“Distributor”), 25 Words or Less (“Show”), participating stations, stations airing Show, cable operators, streaming services, Enteractive Solutions Group, Inc. (“Contest Administrator”), Sullivan Compliance Company, advertising or promotion agencies, those involved in the production, development, implementation or handling of the Contest, and any agents acting for the above entities, and their respective parent companies, officers, directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, service providers, prize suppliers, or any other person or entity associated with the Contest(collectively “Contest Entities”) are not eligible to enter the Contest. Immediate family members (i.e., a spouse, domestic partner, child, sibling, or parent) and/or any person, whether related or not, living in the same household of an individual affiliated with a Contest Entity are also ineligible to enter the Contest. Entrants are only eligible to participate if they have not previously won a 25 Words or Less Super Fan Sweepstakes prize from the Sponsor within the last three hundred sixty-five (365) days.
Contest Period: For all purposes of this Contest, the Sponsor’s computer is the official clock and all times refer to Eastern Time (“ET”). The Contest begins on April 1, 2022 at 12:00 am ET and ends on April 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm ET (“Contest Period”). This Contest is a skill-based competition whereby an entrant must submit Clue Words for the 5 Answer Words provided.
How to Enter: To enter, access the website at https://25words.com/contest/ (“Website”) during the Contest Period. Then entrants must submit the following information: first name, last name, complete home address (no P.O. Boxes), city, state, zip code, email address, phone number including area code, Geographic/Viewing Area (selected from a drop-down menu), and up to fifteen (15) Clue Words for five (5) Answer Words (“Entry Information”). Entrants must enter a minimum of one (1) and a maximum of three (3) Clue Words for each Answer Word. Clue Words are words that help someone guess the correct Answer Words. Answer Words may include, without limitation, real names, fictional names, brand names, nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, expressions, phrases, and slang. Entrants must submit at least one (1) Clue Word for each Answer Word to enter the contest with a maximum cumulative total of fifteen (15) Clue Words.
The Clue Words must adhere to the following requirements:
If an entrant is from a jurisdiction that deems him/her to be a minor, he/she must obtain parental/legal guardian consent prior to entering or submitting any personally identifiable information. A minor is defined as a resident of Alabama or Nebraska who is under nineteen (19) years of age, a resident of Mississippi who is under twenty-one (21) years of age, or anyone who is under the age of eighteen (18) in the remaining forty-seven (47) states. All required Entry Information must be completed in full and be accurate and valid. The Entry Information must match the information of the entrant that completed the act of physically entering the Contest. Entries must be received by 11:59 pm PT on April 30, 2022. Limit one (1) Entry per person/email address for the entire Contest Period. Proof of submitting an Entry will not be deemed by the Sponsor as proof of receipt or Entry into the Contest. Any attempt by an entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods other than as described herein, including, but not limited to, commercial contest subscription notification and/or entering services, will void that entrant’s Entries and only the first valid Entry received will be eligible while all other Entries will be disqualified. The Website may not be accessible from all mobile phones, handheld devices, and/or tablets. If entrants use a web-enabled mobile device to participate, data rates may apply (entrants should contact their service provider for data rates/plans). If an entrant experiences any issues entering the Contest from a mobile phone, handheld device, and/or tablet, then he/she should access the Website from a desktop or laptop computer. Entrants should use care and not drive or operate machinery while entering the Contest.
Judging: Judging will be conducted by Sponsor (“Judges”), whose decisions are final and binding in all respects. Beginning on or about May 6, 2022 and continuing until on or about May 27. 2022. All Contest Entries will be judged and one (1) winner for each Geographic/Viewing Area will be determined by the Judges from all eligible Contest Entries received (“Judging Date”). Eligible Entries will be judged on the following criteria: Precision based on a point system of 1-10, Originality based on a point system of 1-10, Efficiency of Clues based on a point system of 1–10 (“Judging Criteria”). Precision is defined as the best Clue Word(s) that would cause someone to respond with the Answer Word. Efficiency of Clues is defined as the fewest amount of Clue Words for someone to respond with the Answer Word. In the event of a tie, the entrant whose Entry received the higher score for "Precision" will be declared the winner. In the event of a further tie, the entrant whose Entry received the higher score for "Efficiency of Clues" will be declared the winner. In the event of a further tie, the entrant whose Entry received the higher score for "Originality" will be declared the winner. In the event of a further tie, the Judges in their sole and absolute discretion shall choose a winner based on an evaluation of which Entry is superior overall taking all Judging Criteria into consideration. Judges have the right, in their sole discretion, to select fewer than fifteen (15) winners (or no winners at all) based on an insufficient number of potential eligible Entries received.
Grant of Rights: Entrants grant Sponsor the non-exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable rights to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, and otherwise exploit the Entries and to incorporate the Entries in other works in any and all markets and media, whether now known or hereafter developed, throughout the universe in perpetuity. Entrants warrant that they have the exclusive right to grant such rights to Sponsor and that the Sponsor's reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of the Entry will not infringe on any rights of third parties, including, but not limited to, copyright, trademark, privacy, personal, proprietary, moral, or publicity rights, anywhere in the world. Entrants agree that Sponsor shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Entry
Prizes/Odds of Winning: Up to fifteen (15) prizes will be awarded (one (1) prize per Geographic/Viewing Area). Each prize will be $1,000 (approximate retail value (ARV): $1000.00). The total approximate retail value (“ARV”) of all prizes is up to $15,000. Odds of winning a prize depend on the total number of eligible Entries received. Limit one (1) prize per person per three hundred and sixty-five days. All expenses associated with the receipt or use of the prize not specifically mentioned as being included are excluded and are the sole responsibility of the winner. The prize is not transferable. However, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, choose to substitute the prize (or prize component) with one of comparable or greater value due to unavailability or for any other reason. As applicable, the prize(s) will only be mailed/shipped to street addresses in the U.S. (including D.C.). Any depictions of the prize(s) in the promotional materials or otherwise are for illustrative purposes only. All federal, state or other tax liabilities (including but not limited to income taxes) arising from entrant’s participation in the Contest or the award of the prize will be the sole responsibility of the winner. If prize value is $600 or more, winner(s) will be issued an IRS Form 1099-MISC from the Sponsor(s) or Sponsor’s designee for the total ARV of the prize won (as stated herein) in the calendar year won. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to verification, as set forth in these Official Rules. The Contest Administrator is not the supplier or guarantor of the prize(s).
Notification/Verification: The potential Winners will be notified via phone or email at the mobile telephone phone number/email address provided in their Entry Information within approximately 2 weeks of the Judging Date. Contest Administrator will make three (3) phone call attempts within a period of two (2) business days. During notification, each potential Winner will be required to answer a series of eligibility questions, complete a participant agreement, and/or any other documentation the Sponsor requires within three (3) days. If a potential Winner is from a state that deems him/her to be a minor, his/her parent or legal/guardian will be notified on his/her behalf. If a potential Winner does not respond within the required timeframe; if he/she is found to be ineligible; if he/she does not comply with these Official Rules; or if his/her notification is returned as undeliverable, then that person may be disqualified and an alternate potential Winner may be selected in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.
Potential winner(s) of a prize valued at $600 or more will be required to sign and return via email an unmodified Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, (where legal) a Publicity Release (collectively “Affidavit/Release”), an IRS W-9 Form, a copy of his/her legible government-issued photo identification, and any other documentation that Sponsor requires by email within five (5) days after receipt by potential winner(s) or said person(s) may be disqualified and the entrant whose Entry received the next highest judging score may, in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, be declared the winner. Emailed documents have the same force and effect as originals. Affidavit/Release will include, among other things, a representation of the Entry’s originality, a grant to Sponsor of all rights to the Entry and associated with posting winner’s Entry on Sponsor’s Website. By completing an Affidavit/Release, such winner attests to the provisions stated therein including the accuracy of the information contained therein and compliance with these Official Rules. If a potential winner is found to be ineligible; does not complete the Affidavit/Release/IRS W-9 Form; and/or if he/she does not comply with these Official Rules said potential winner will be disqualified. If potential winner(s) is a resident of a jurisdiction that deems him/her to be a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian will be required to sign the Affidavit/Release/IRS W-9 Form on his/her behalf and the prize will be awarded in the name of said parent/legal guardian.
General Conditions: This Contest is governed by these Official Rules and all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. By entering the Contest, entrants agree and acknowledge to be bound by these Official Rules, as well as the decisions of the Sponsor and the Contest Administrator, which are final and binding in all respects; to waive any rights to claim ambiguity with the Official Rules; and to indemnify and hold harmless the Contest Entities from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Contest or the use of any submitted Entry; and to release all rights to bring any claim, action, or proceeding against the Contest Entities. Once submitted, Entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned to the entrant. Sponsor has a nonexclusive license, in perpetuity, to Entries and any ideas, concepts, copyrighted material and trademarks contained in the Entry and any and all rights to the Entry’s content become the sole property of Sponsor and may be used by Sponsor without further notice or compensation to entrant. Entrant unconditionally assigns and transfers to Sponsor all rights, title, interest, and claim, which he or she now has, or may in the future have to his/her Entry. Sponsor has the right to modify, edit, adapt, electronically alter, use, assign and/or dispose of such Entry however it sees fit and for any purpose without any notice or compensation to entrant or any third parties. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any individual found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest, to be acting in violation of the Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any person attempting to defraud or tamper with the Contest will be prosecuted and is not eligible for a prize. If for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, the Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and/or modify the Contest or any portion thereof and award the prize(s) from all salvageable eligible Entries received prior to and/or after (as appropriate) the action taken by the Sponsor, or award the prize in a manner that is fair and equitable. Notice of such action by the Sponsor will be posted on the Website as well as any applicable social media platforms. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant who submitted a winning Entry, the authorized account holder of the email account affiliated with that Entry will be deemed the entrant. Said person must comply with these Official Rules, be the person who completed the act of entering, and, in the Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, may be required to provide proof of ownership of the email account.
Disclaimers: The Contest Entities are not responsible or liable for Entries that are entered by other than human means (such as by an automated computer program or any non-human mechanism, entity, or device), in excess of the stated limit, or for Entries that are illegible, late, tampered with, forged, incomplete, misdirected, deleted, damaged, corrupted, lost, misplaced, stolen, destroyed, dropped, inaccessible, corrupted, jumbled, or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. Any such Entries will be disqualified. By entering the Contest, the entrants agree and acknowledge that the Contest Entities shall have no responsibility or liability (including, but not limited to, liability for any property loss, damage, personal injury, or death) in connection with: participation in this Contest; human error; incorrect or inaccurate transcription of Entry Information; acceptance/possession, use/misuse, and/or defects of a prize (or prize element) awarded herein; typographical errors in the Contest promotional material; pre-emption/interruption/cancellation of Show, promos, or elements of Contest; any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer online system, computer dating mechanism, computer equipment, software, internet service provider utilized by the Contest; any interruption or inability to access the Website (or Sponsor’s/Contest Administrator’s inability to access the Website), or any online service via the internet due to hardware or software compatibility problems; wireless network dead zones or obstructions; any damage to an entrant’s (or any third person’s) computer/mobile device and/or its contents related to or resulting from any part of this Contest or from entering or downloading materials/software in connection with the Contest; and/or any lost/delayed data transmissions, omissions, interruptions, defects or any other errors or malfunctions even if caused by the negligence of one of the Contest Entities. Entrants hereby acknowledge that the Contest Entities 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 any prize not covered under warranty by the Sponsor including express warranties provided exclusively by a brand advertiser that may be included with a prize. The Contest Entities shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience, or irregularity that may be caused by or have contributed to (1) any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of the prize supplier or any of its agents, servants, employees, or independent contractors, (2) any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of the Sponsor, or (3) any other cause, condition, or event whatsoever beyond the control of the Sponsor or its parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies. The failure of the Sponsor to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, demonstrations, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, strikes, epidemics, pandemics, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of the Sponsor (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other force majeure event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.
GOVERNING LAW, JURISDICTION, ARBITRATION: Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to (i) the Contest, (ii) the awarding or redemption of any prize, and/or (iii) the determination of the scope or applicability of these Official Rules or their enforcement or interpretation shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the state of California without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state’s laws. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Official Rules, its enforcement, arbitrability or interpretation shall be submitted to final and binding arbitration, to be held in Los Angeles County, California, before a single arbitrator, in accordance with California Code of Civil Procedure §§ 1280 et seq. The arbitrator shall be selected by mutual agreement of Sponsor and the entrant or entrants bringing forth the controversy or claim, which to the extent permissible must be brought individually and not as part of a class/group (collectively, the “Parties”) or, if the Parties cannot agree, then by striking from a list of arbitrators supplied by the American Arbitration Association or JAMS/Endispute. The arbitration shall be a confidential proceeding, closed to the general public. The arbitrator shall issue a written opinion stating the essential findings and conclusions upon which the arbitrator’s award is based. The Parties will share equally in payment of the arbitrator’s fees and arbitration expenses and any other costs unique to the arbitration hearing (recognizing that each side bears its own deposition, witness, expert, and attorneys’ fees and other expenses to the same extent as if the matter were being heard in court). Entrant(s) agrees that his/her claim will be resolved individually, exclusively by arbitration, without resort to any form of class action. Each entrant further agrees that any claim/judgment/award in such arbitration shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in the Contest and in no event will entrant(s) be permitted to obtain attorneys' fees, other legal costs and/or be entitled to awards. Entrant(s) hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. Should any term of this section be deemed by a tribunal of competent jurisdiction void, unenforceable or contrary to law, such term shall, but only to the extent necessary to bring this section within the requirements of the law, be deemed to be severed from the other terms of these Official Rules, and the remainder of these Official Rules shall be given effect as if it had not included the severed term herein. THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL WITH RESPECT TO ALL CLAIMS AND ISSUES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT OR TORT AND INCLUDING ANY CLAIM FOR FRAUDULENT INDUCEMENT THEREOF.
Rules/Name of Winners: For the names of the winners or for a copy of these Official Rules, send an email to WinnerList-Rules@EnterActiveSolutions.com with the name of the Contest and “Winners List” or “Rules” (specify which) in the subject line. All email requests must be received no later than two (2) months after the end date. The Official Rules will be available on the Website during the entire Contest Period.
Sponsor: Dino Bones Productions, Inc., 1999 South Bundy Drive, Suite 3-125, Los Angeles, CA 90025.
Contest Administrator: Enteractive Solutions Group, Inc., 1612 W. Olive Ave, Suite 300, Burbank, CA 91506.
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