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Tribute to Teachers: Contest Rules

Tribute to Teachers: Nominate your favorite South Florida teacher.
Tribute to Teachers: Nominate your favorite South Florida teacher. (WPLG)

OFFICIAL RULES FOR NOMINATION

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE ONE’S CHANCES OF WINNING: Open only to residents within the Monroe, Miami-Dade and Broward County viewing area. A person submitting a nomination on behalf of a teacher must currently be of age 13 in their state of residence and satisfy all eligibility requirements. Entrants who are under the age of 13 must have an adult, 18 years of age or older, submit the nomination. Employees of WPLG, Inc. and its affiliates which are owned by BH Media Group, Inc. ("Sponsor"), and members of their immediate families (spouse, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) are not eligible. Void where prohibited.

HOW TO ENTER: WPLG-Local 10 viewers are encouraged to nominate a Monroe, Miami-Dade or Broward County school teacher, teaching at a private, charter, nonprofit or public school, in grades K-12. To nominate a teacher, go to www.local10.com, click on www.local10.com/contests and click on the contest link to enter and submit information on the teacher being nominated. Upload a picture of the teacher and fill out the entry form giving school name, teacher name and class, address, email address and phone number. A WPLG, Inc. assembled panel will determine the five winners. Photos and entry forms may be submitted online from April 16, 2020, until 11:59 p.m. April 26, 2020. Only timely submitted entries will be eligible to win.

ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF ENTRY: As an alternative to entering pursuant to the paragraph above, the person nominating a teacher may enter by mailing the photo of the teacher, along with the school name, teacher and class information, complete address and phone number, all legibly handwritten on a 3" x 5" piece of paper, to WPLG, Inc. Local 10 News, Tribute to Teachers Promotion, 3401 West Hallandale Beach Boulevard, Pembroke Park, FL 33023. Entries submitted by this alternative method must be received by WPLG, Inc. by April 26, 2020.

ENTRY CONSTITUTES PERMISSION TO PUBLISH: Any photo submitted during the nomination period (and any information submitted by the entrant on the entry or order form) may be broadcast on WPLG, Inc. television programs, local10.com or in any other form of media, at any time and for any length of time, including but not limited to publication for any marketing, advertising or other form of promotion for this contest or similar future contest by WPLG, Inc., and such broadcast or publication does not entitle the entrant or any other person to any form of compensation. Additionally, for the five winning teachers, entry into this contest constitutes permission to interview the teacher at the school where they’re employed and feature the teacher in a broadcast news story on WPLG-Local 10 News. Entrant represents and warrants (i) the teacher is a full-time employee of a legally recognized school in Monroe, Miami-Dade or Broward County, (ii) the teacher educates school children at any K-12 grade level, and (iii) the photo submitted will be limited to the teaching environment where the teacher teaches and will not contain any offensive or defamatory material, or invade or intrude upon the privacy or publicity rights of any person. By submitting a photo, the entrant must have obtained the permission of all persons identifiable in the photo. Submission of any photo in this contest constitutes the entrant’s representation that the conditions in this paragraph have been satisfied. Each entrant shall hold the Sponsor harmless from claims of any third party relating to the broadcast or publication by WPLG, Inc. of the photo or any information provided by the entrant in any form of media, including but not limited to publication on WPLG, Inc. Local 10 News or on its website local10.com. By submitting any photo, the entrant grants WPLG, Inc. the rights and privileges set forth in these rules.

SELECTION OF WINNERS /ELIGIBILITY AND PRIZE: Entry Period:

Only one (1) nomination per participant. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. April 26, 2020, to be eligible for the contest. No mass-produced or photocopied entries will be accepted. Entries that are incomplete, illegible or damaged are void and will not be accepted or eligible. Only legible and complete entry forms will be accepted and eligible. Sponsor is not responsible for misdirected, lost, late or damaged entries. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

The five teachers selected by a WPLG, Inc. assembled panel will be the winners. The winning teachers will receive a prize (as determined by the Sponsor), and will be featured on WPLG, Inc. Local 10 News. All prizes are non-transferable. No cash or other substitutions are allowed.

DISCLAIMER: By entering this contest, the winner assumes all liability for any injury or damages caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the contest and/or the acceptance and/or use of any prize and releases the Sponsor and each of its respective owners, affiliates, officers, directors and employees, from any such liability. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use winner’s name and address for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity without compensation. Winner is responsible for payment of all taxes associated with receipt of any prize.

MISCELLANEOUS: Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries. Sponsor reserves the right to withdraw the transmission of this promotion and award the prizes from among the eligible entries received prior to the date of the withdrawal. Entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the judges, whose decisions are final. Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification from this promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify from this promotion any person it believes has violated these rules.

If for any reason the contest is not capable of being conducted as planned due to any cause beyond the control of Sponsor, including but not limited to any event or cause which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the promotion, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest and disqualify any individual who may have caused any such problem. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any theft or destruction, unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction, unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problem or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or provider, computer equipment, software, failure of any entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems or delays, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST 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 PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

If a dispute arises regarding who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the person in whose name the entry was made.

By entering this contest, each entrant agrees that (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this contest, the drawing or the prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs, directly or indirectly associated with entering this contest, but in no event will attorneys' fees be awarded or recoverable; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby knowingly and expressly waives all rights to, any damages other than actual out-of-pocket expenses.

The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. IN NO EVENT SHALL SPONSOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, EVEN IF IT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THE DAMAGES. IN ANY EVENT THE MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF SPONSOR TO ANY PERSON DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATING TO THIS CONTEST, PROMOTION OR THE AWARD, USE OR ENJOYMENT OF ANY PRIZE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE SUM OF $10.00.

WPLG, Inc., local10.com, and the WPLG, Inc. and WPLG, Local 10 News logo, are respective trademarks of BH Media Group and are registered in the U.S.

WINNER’S LIST: The winner will be announced on WPLG, Inc. Local 10 News in May 2020.