Fall is in full swing, and pumpkins are all around us. We want to see who can carve the best one!
Send a photo of your carved pumpkin to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Oct. 22 to be entered into our contest.
Five finalists will be chosen based on originality and creativity before voting begins on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The final winner will receive a 2-night getaway package at Purity Spring Resort in Madison, New Hampshire, for themselves and one guest.
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Please limit your photo submission to one per person. All participants must be 18 or older.
Read full submission rules below.
PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: No purchase necessary. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. The Pumpkin Carving Contest (“Contest”) will begin on October 16, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. ET and end on October 22, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. ET (“Contest Period”). All times in the Contest refer to Eastern Time (“ET”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Contest is subject all applicable federal, state and local laws. PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE PARKING OR TRANSPORTATION.
ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal U.S. residents who are physically residing in one (1) of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and other United States territories), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the start of the Contest Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Contest Entities (as defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Contest. Contest Entities, as referenced herein, shall include WBTS, 160 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459 and NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112, (“Sponsors”), Purity Spring Resort, 251 Eaton Road, Route 153
Madison, NH 03849 (“Prize Provider”), and each of their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Contest.
HOW TO ENTER: As part of your Entry (as defined below), you will be required to submit a photo (“Photo”) of a pumpkin you have carved. Photo must have been taken by you, and you must have permission of any person who appears or is identified in Photo or Video. If any minors appear in Photo, the entrant must be that minor’s parent and/or legal guardian. Professional Photos with watermarks are not eligible.
To enter the Contest, during the Contest Period email your Photo, to email@example.com and include your name, phone number, and zip code. (“Entry”).
Sponsors may choose to broadcast on-air and/or display on https://www.nbcboston.com/ (the “Website”), a selection of Videos as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees to the posting of such entrant’s name and Photo on the Website and/or on Sponsors’ social media pages, including but not limited to Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned. You must submit the Photo (referred to herein as the “Submissions”) as part of your Entry to enter and be eligible for the Contest. By entering the Contest, entrants grant Sponsors the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable rights to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, and otherwise exploit the Submissions and to incorporate the Submissions in other works in any and all markets and media worldwide in perpetuity. Entrants warrant that they have the sole and exclusive right to grant such rights to Sponsors and that the Sponsors' reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of the Submissions will not infringe on any rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, privacy, or publicity, or create claims for defamation, false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract. If any Submissions contain material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Submissions do not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors’ standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Submissions (and the related Entries) may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted from the Website. Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Submissions.
Entries must be received before October 22, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. ET to be eligible for the Contest. Sponsors’ computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Contest. You may enter one (1) time during the Contest Period. Multiple entries received from any person or email address beyond this limit will void all such additional entries. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including but not limited to illegible handwriting, are void and will not be accepted. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.
SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF FINALISTS AND WINNER: There will be two (2) rounds of judging: Round 1: Initial Judging to Determine the First Round Finalists; Round 2: Public Voting to Determine Winner.
Round 1: Initial Judging to Determine the Finalists: On or about October 22, 2018, one (1) or more qualified judges selected by Sponsors (“Judges”) will review all eligible Entries received during the Contest Period and select up to 5 finalists (each a “Finalist”) based on the following judging criteria (“Judging Criteria”): Creativity (50%) and Originality (50%). Each Finalist will advance to Round 2: Public Voting for Winner, subject to verification of eligibility. The selection and review process may occur on a rolling basis as Entries are received. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify Finalists at the email address submitted at the time of entry. Sponsors may share Finalist’s name and contact information with Contest Entities and/or any prize provider, as applicable, if necessary. In the event of a tie, the Initial Judges will break the tie by selecting the tied entrant who received the highest points from the Initial Judges for Originality to advance to Round 2: Public Voting. In the event a tie remains, an additional tie-breaking judge will judge the tied Entries, using the Judging Criteria, to determine which of the tied Entries will advance to Round 2: Public Voting. Sponsors reserve the right to pick fewer than 5 Finalists (or none at all) or to extend the Contest Entry Period if the Contest does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion.
Round 2: Public Voting to Determine Winner: Beginning on or about October 24, 2018, the Finalists’ Entries will be posted on the Website in a randomized manner for public viewing and voting. On or about October 24, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. ET until October 30, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. ET, or on such other dates and at such other times as determined by the Sponsors in their sole discretion (the “Voting Period”), visitors to the Website may vote for his or her favorite Finalist according to the Judging Criteria, voting rules, and procedures established by the Sponsors, which will be posted on the Website. The Finalist who receives the most votes during the Voting Period, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, will be the Winner (“Winner”), subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. In the event of a tie, ties will be broken as described in Round 1. The Voting Period, voting rules and procedures and voting methods are subject to change, at the Sponsors’ sole discretion, and any changes will be posted on the Website. Voting is currently limited to one vote per person per day during the Voting Period, but Sponsors reserve the right to change the limit on the number of votes, in its sole discretion. Notification regarding any such change will be announced on the Website. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner at the email address submitted at the time of entry. Sponsors may share potential Winner’s name and contact information with Contest Entities and/or any prize provider, as applicable, if necessary. Winner will be required as a condition of continued eligibility to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Waiver of Liability, and, except where prohibited, Publicity Release (collectively, “Contest Documents”) within three (3) days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification. If the potential Winner cannot be reached or if he/she is found ineligible, if he/she cannot or does not comply with the foregoing requirements and these Official Rules, if his/her Prize (as defined below) or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or if he/she does not satisfactorily execute all of the Contest Documents, potential Winner will be disqualified and Sponsors will award the Prize (defined below) to the runner-up Finalist.
PRIZE: There will be one (1) prize awarded (“Prize”), consisting of the following: A two-night get-away package at Purity Spring Resort, 251 Eaton Road, Route 153, Madison, NH 03849 (“Hotel”), for Winner and one (1) guest (“Guest”). Prize valid through December 31, 2018. Further restrictions apply. Guest must be 18 years of age or older at the start of the Contest Period. PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORATION OR PARKING.
Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Prize is two hundred and sixty eight dollars ($268). Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary. Any difference between ERV and ARV will not be awarded. If Prize includes a Trip, ARV may vary based on, among other things, availability, existing rates at time of booking, dates of travel, and point of departure.
Sponsors will determine all details of Prize in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute Prize (or portion thereof) with a similar prize (or prize element) of comparable or greater value. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible entries at Sponsors’ sole discretion. If Winner chooses to redeem the Prize with no Guest, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guest, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability and, where legal, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Contest Documents, or Guest portion of the Prize will be forfeited. If any Guest is a minor, Winner must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.
CONDITIONS: By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Contest Entities and each of their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Contest and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties 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 Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name on Website and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Contest itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Contest at Sponsors’ sole discretion.
ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Contest or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Contest or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted at Website. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Contest, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors’ agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). Sponsors reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest.
DISPUTES: The Contest is governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, and the forum and venue for any dispute shall be in New York, New York. If THE controversy or claim is not otherwise resolved through direct discussions or mediation, it shall THEN be resolved by FINAL AND binding arbitration administered by JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., in accordance with its Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures or subsequent versions thereof (“JAMS Rules”). The JAMS Rules for selection of an arbitrator shall be followed, except that the arbitrator shall be experienced and licensed to practice law in new york. All proceedings brought pursuant to this paragraph will be conducted in the County of new york. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.
WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the name of the winner , available after November 12, 2018, visit www.nbc10boston.com, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by December 10, 2018 to: NBC10 Boston Pumpkin Carving Contest WBTS, 160 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459.