SportsKid of the Year 2016: Official Rules

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED KIDS
2016 SPORTSKIDS CONTEST
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OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY

1. HOW TO ENTER: This contest begins at 12:00 P.M. EST on August 1, 2016 and ends 12:00 P.M. EST on October 11, 2016. To enter, go to www.sikids.com/SKOTY and follow instructions to submit your nomination. Limit one nomination per person or e-mail account. Sponsor is not responsible for entries not received for any reason. Entries become sole property of Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned. By entering, entrant, all nominees and parents/legal guardians of nominees (Contestants) warrant that any materials submitted (1) are original and does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party, (2) have not been published in any medium.

2. JUDGING:  All entries will be judged equally by SI Kids editorial staff based on the following criteria: athletics (33.33%), academic record  (33.33%) and community service (33.33%). Nominations for the SportsKid of the Year will be accepted from 12:00 P.M. EST on August 4, 2016 to 12:00 P.M. EST on September 12, 2016. The SI Kids editorial staff reserves the right to find qualified nominees. Incomplete and/or inaccurate entries and entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification.

3. VOTING:  On September 26, 2016, the SI Kids editorial staff will select up to five SportsKids of the Year finalists from the nominations and publish the results on SIKids.com/SKOTY. Finalists’ entries, along with a digital photo and/or video, will be posted on SIKids.com/SKOTY. Visitors to SIKIDS.com will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite finalists from 12:00 P.M. ET September 26, 2016 to 12:00 P.M. ET on October 11, 2016.  The nominee who is the top vote getter, pending approval of the SI Kids editorial staff, will be named the SportsKid of the Year (Grand Prize Winner), subject to verification and compliance with these Official Rules.

4. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 7-15 of age years at time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. Employees of Sponsor, its promotional partners and their respective parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies (and members of their immediate family and/or those living in the same of household of each such employee), and previous SportsKids of the Year and SportsKid of the Year finalists are not eligible.

5. NOTIFICATION OF WINNER:  Potential Grand Prize Winner will be notified on or about October 13, 2016 and winner’s parent or legal guardian, as a condition of receiving any prize, also may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and where legally permissible a Publicity Release within 7 days following the date of first attempted notification, certifying, among other things, the following: (a) submission does not defame or invade the privacy of any party; (b) submission does not infringe upon the rights of any third party; and (c) the submission is original and has not been previously published and submission has never won an award. Failure to comply with this deadline may result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate Grand Prize Winner. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate Grand Prize Winner.

6. PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE:  The 2016 SportsKid of the Year Grand Prize Winner will be featured on the cover of an issue of Sports Illustrated Kids magazine; will receive a trip for the winner and his or her family (up to four people total) to New York City for the 2016 SI Sportsman of the Year ceremony (to be held in December); four roundtrip coach airline tickets from the airport nearest the primary residence of the Grand Prize Winner; one night hotel lodging (double occupancy); ground transportation to/from the airport in NYC and to/from the ceremony; and a food stipend of $500 per day. The trip to New York must be taken before December 31, 2016. Approximate Retail Value: $5,000.00. All arrangements regarding travel and lodging for the Grand Prize Winner and his/her legal guardian will be made at the sole discretion of SI Kids. In the event a team or multiple winners are chosen, SI Kids reserves the right to determine how many members will travel to the ceremony. All other expenses not specified herein are the responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner.  ALL TAXES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER.  The prize is awarded without warranty, express or implied, of any kind. Limit one prize per person or household.

7. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION:  No transfer, assignment, or substitution of a prize permitted, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize (or prize component) for an item of equal or greater value at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Nothing in these official contest rules shall obligate Sponsor to publish or otherwise use any entry submitted in connection with this Contest. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.  Contestants agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Contest. By entering, Contestant represents that any designs and other materials submitted as part of Contestant’s Contest entry are original and will not constitute defamation or an invasion of privacy or otherwise infringe upon the rights of any third party, and that the Contestant owns or has the rights to convey any and all right and title in such designs and other materials. In addition, by entering, Contestant grants to Sponsor a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to edit, publish, promote, republish at any time in the future and otherwise use Contestant’s submitted design, along with Contestant’s name, likeness, biographical information, and any other information provided by Contestant, in any and all media for possible editorial, promotional or advertising purposes, without further permission, notice or compensation (except where prohibited by law).  Potential Grand Prize Winner, and parent or legal guardian where the Potential Grand Prize Winner has not reached the age of majority in their state of residence at time of entry, as a condition of receiving any prize, also may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and where legally permissible a Publicity Release and confirmation of a license as set forth above within 7 days following the date of first attempted notification, certifying, among other things, the following: (a) entry does not defame or invade the privacy of any party; (b) entry does not infringe upon the rights of any third party; and (c) the design and other materials submitted are original and have never been published and entry has never won an award. Failure to comply with this deadline may result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate Grand Prize Winner.  Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate Grand Prize Winner. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its agencies to use Grand Prize Winner’s name and/or likeness, biographical information, and design for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. By entering and/or accepting prize, Contestants and Grand Prize Winner agree to hold Sponsor and its promotional partners, its directors, officers, employees and assigns harmless for liability, damages or claims for injury, loss or death to any person or property relating to, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, participation in this Contest, the acceptance and/or subsequent use or misuse, or condition of any of the prizes awarded, or claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion or privacy.  False or deceptive entries or acts will render the Contestant ineligible.  Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the immediate and unrestricted right to disqualify any Contestant or Grand Prize Winner, if either commits or has committed any act, or has been involved or becomes involved in any situation or occurrence which the Sponsor deems likely to subject the Sponsor, Contestant or Grand Prize Winner to ridicule, scandal or contempt or which reflects unfavorably upon the Sponsor in any way.  If such information is discovered by Sponsor after the Grand Prize Winner has received notice of his prize and before the prize is awarded, Sponsor may rescind the prize in its entirety.  If a portion of his/her prize has already been awarded, Sponsor may withdraw the remainder of the prize that has been fulfilled.  Decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all matters related to this paragraph.  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 the prize.

8. INTERNET:  Sponsor is not responsible for lost or late entries nor for electronic transmission errors resulting in 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 or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor or presenter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or any combination thereof.  If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.  Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received as of the termination date. CAUTION: Any attempt by a Contestant to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the game is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such contestant to the fullest extent of the law.  If there is a dispute as to the identity of the Contestant, the prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the email address. The “authorized account holder” is held to be the parent or legal guardian of the prize winner selected by the judges.

9. GOVERNING LAW:  This Contest is governed by the internal laws of the state of New York without regard to any principles of conflict of laws that would result in the application of the law of any other jurisdiction.  All cases and claims pertaining to this Contest must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in the City of New York, without recourse to class action suits.

10. SEVERABILITY:  If any provision of the Rules is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction or appointed arbitrator, such determination shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision herein.

11.  WINNERS LIST: For the name of the SportsKid of the Year Grand Prize Winner, available from December 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017, send a separate self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Sports Illustrated Kids, 225 Liberty Street, 7th floor, New York, NY 10281, OR log onto www.sikids.com/SKOTY

12. SPONSOR:  The Sponsor of this Contest is TI Media Solutions, 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281.

Official Rules Copy for Advertising Units

  1. The SportsKid of the Year will begin at 12:00 P.M. EST on August 4, 2016 and ends 12:00 P.M. EST on October 11, 2016.
  2. Void where prohibited by law.
  3. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 7-15 years of age at time of entry.
  4. For official rules and instructions on how to enter, go to www.sikids.com/SKOTY.

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