CMT – Win a trip for 2 and your dog to attend the 2015 CMT Music Awards in Nashville, TN by May 31, 2015!
SMILE at the CMT Music Awards Contest
ENDS AT 11:59:59 PM (CT) on May 31, 2015.
The “SMILE at the CMT Music Awards Contest” is sponsored by Country Music Television, Inc. (“CMT”), a unit of Viacom Media Networks, a division of Viacom International, Inc. (collectively, “VMN” or the “Sponsors”) and is a fan promotion (the “Promotion”) wherein entrants (“Entrants”) share their best smiling photo of themselves with their dog(s) by submitting an online entry form and uploading the photo to smile.cmt.com, from which an Entrant will be chosen as the “SMILE at the CMT Music Awards Contest” winner (the “Winner”). In addition to attending the CMT Music Awards on or around June 10, 2015 in Nashville, TN (the “Event”), the Winner, a Guest, and their dog (as defined herein) may also be filmed, photographed and interviewed (the “Experience”), in Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Experience may be used in without limitation CMT promotional spots, on CMT Hot 20 Countdown, posted to CMT.com, as well as various social networking websites, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and those of Mars Petcare, Inc.
The Promotion entry period commences at 12:00:01 PM Central Time on May 18, 2015 and ends at 11:59:59 PM (CT) on May 31, 2015.
You must be a legal resident of one of the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States or the District of Columbia (EXCLUDING for the avoidance of doubt ALASKA and HAWAII), be at least eighteen (18) years of age and be an enthusiastic fan of country music. Entrants who have not yet reached the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which they reside will need to obtain permission from their parent/legal guardian in order to enter the Promotion. Entrants must also not be during the Promotion Period or at time of participation in the Event, a party to any agreement with any record label, production company, modeling agency, publishing company or any third party that might interfere with Entrants’ participation in the Promotion or the Event.
4. HOW TO ENTER
There are two (2) methods of entry:
If an Eligible Entrant uses multiple e-mail addresses to submit more than one entry per method of entry, only the first entry will count. Entrants submitting a Twitter hashtag entry or an online entry via www.smile.cmt.com in accordance with these Terms and Conditions shall be collectively hereinafter referred to as (the “Eligible Entrants”).
In the event of a dispute over who submitted a winning entry, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account used to participate in this Promotion at the actual time of entry, will be deemed to be the Eligible Entrant. The authorized account subscriber is defined as the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g. business, education, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
All entry materials, regardless of method of entry, will hereinafter be referred to as (the “Submission Materials”). Incomplete or inaccurate entries are void. All Submission Materials become the property of VMN and will not be acknowledged or returned.
Entrants must be available on or around June 8, 2015 through June 11, 2015 to travel to Nashville, TN to participate in the Experience and attend the Event, if selected as the Winner of the Promotion.
Entrants agree: (i) that they have all rights to the contents of Submission Materials and all components thereof (including but not limited to master recording rights and publishing rights with respect to any musical recordings) and that Entrants have obtained all rights, consents and permissions, including but not limited to those of persons participating in the Submission Materials necessary to grant the rights granted herein; (ii) that the Submission Materials have not been released commercially; (iii) that the Submission Materials do not and will not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation; (iv) that the Submission Materials are free and clear of any liens or claims with respect to the use of the Submission Materials in the manner authorized herein and will not give rise to any claims of infringement, invasion of privacy or publicity or infringe on any rights or interests of any third party, or give rise to any claims for any payment whatsoever, including but not limited to claims for re-use fees or residuals; (v) that the Submission Materials are not and will not be defamatory, trade libelous, pornographic or obscene; and (vi) that they are in compliance with the Terms and Conditions of this Promotion. Permissions and consents must be in a form satisfactory to VMN and may be required by VMN upon its request. Entries which contain materials that are not the original work of the Entrants or are illegible or incomplete will not be accepted.
If any Submission Materials were created by the result of any collaborative effort, each individual who has any right, title or interest in such Submission Materials must be listed as the Entrant. Entries which contain materials that are not the original work of the Entrants or are illegible or incomplete will not be accepted.
Entrants agree that by entering into this Promotion they are granting VMN and Mars Petcare (and any and all of their respective subsidiaries and affiliates and affiliated broadcast stations and networks, successors, assignees and licensees) the non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable right and license, but not the obligation, to exhibit, broadcast, copy, reproduce, encode, compress, encrypt, incorporate data into, edit, rebroadcast, transmit, record, publicly perform, create derivative works of, and distribute and synchronize in timed relation to visual elements, the Submission Materials and/or any portions or excerpts thereof, in any manner, an unlimited number of times, in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity. VMN and/or Mars Petcare may use the Submission Materials (or any portion thereof, including, without limitation to, an Entrant’s Twitter screen name) to advertise, promote and publicize the Promotion, VMN, any of the VMN Networks’ worldwide programming services, Mars Petcare and/or the web sites of either VMN or Mars Petcare in all media throughout the universe and may authorize others to do so, such advertising, promotion and publicity may include portions and excerpts, in addition to cut-in, synchronized, dubbed and superimposed versions of the Submission Materials. Entrants acknowledge that VMN and/or Mars Petcare may use the Submission Materials in accordance with the permission granted herein without notice and without compensation, royalty, accounting, liability or obligation of any kind to any Entrant or any third party.
Submission Materials shall not contain, include or involve any of the following:
• Private property, or other property, unless Entrant has obtained a signed property release specific for the uses specified herein
• Crude, vulgar or offensive pictures, depictions, images, language and/or symbols
• Gang signs or symbols
• Explicit sexual activity
• Illegal drug or alcohol use
• Commercial products (e.g., clothing, toys, food) and/or their trademarks, brands, logos or endorsements
• Unauthorized trademark and copyrighted materials
• License plates, phone numbers, personal addresses – physical or email or otherwise
• Website or web page links
• Derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, sexual or religious groups, humiliate other people (publicly or otherwise), any assault or threatening of others
• Trespass or the violation of other people’s rights or property
• Illegal (e.g., discriminatory, harassing) or inappropriate activity, behavior or conduct (e.g., inflicting emotional distress)
• Conduct or activities in violation of these Terms and Conditions
• Any other content, display, materials and/or images that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, as determined by VMN, in its sole discretion
Language contained in Submission Materials will be evaluated by VMN in its sole and unfettered discretion based on content and societal acceptability.
VMN reserves the right to reject any entries that it deems, in its sole discretion, to violate any of the policies of VMN’s “Standards and Practices Guidelines.”
By submitting your entry, you acknowledge that this Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Twitter. Entrants are providing their information to VMN and not to Twitter. The information Entrants provide will only be used in connection with the “SMILE at the CMT Music Awards Contest” unless Entrants agree to receive additional information from VMN. Any questions, comments, or complaints regarding this Promotion should be addressed to VMN only and not to Twitter or Mars Petcare.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY AND ALL SUBMISSION MATERIALS AND METADATA SUBMITTED FOR THE PROMOTION MAY BE PUBLICLY VIEWABLE. IN ADDITION, ENTRANTS ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THEIR ENTRIES MAY BE RETWEETED OR REPOSTED BY THE PUBLIC OR OPEN TO PUBLIC COMMENTARY, FOR WHICH RELEASED PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE
Written Inquiries: Country Music Television, Inc., 330 Commerce Street, 4th Floor (453/04), Nashville, TN 37201, Attn: Social Media Department, The “SMILE at the CMT Music Awards Contest”.
5. PROMOTION CRITERIA
The official judging panel will be comprised of representatives from VMN (the “Judges”) who retain complete discretion in selecting the Winner. The Judges’ decision will be based on a variety of elements, including, but not limited to, originality, creativity, and how well the Entrant articulates him/herself in a personal phone interview. Phone interviews will only be given to top contenders, as determined by the Judges’ at their complete and unfettered discretion. The application of the judging criteria shall be in the sole and absolute discretion of the Judges. To the extent permitted by law, VMN and Judges disclaim any liability from, and all Entrants, whether or not the Winner, agrees to waive any claims against VMN and the other Released Parties and the Judges relating to the judging or awarding process. The Judges reserve the right to conduct interviews with any Entrant. The Judges also reserve the right to extend the Promotion Period or not to declare the Winner if they determine, in their sole discretion, that entries received did not meet the minimum qualification standards. VMN reserves the right to select an alternative Winner in the event that the potential Winner fails to comply with these Terms and Conditions.
6. WINNER SELECTION/ NOTIFICATION
Starting on or about June 1, 2015, the Winner will be selected by the Judges. VMN will make up to two (2) attempts over the twenty-four (24) hour period following selection to contact the potential Winner. If the potential Winner cannot be reached during the twenty-four (24) hour period in which he/she is called (no messages will be left on answering machines or voicemail systems) the potential Winner may be disqualified and an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining Eligible Entrants, in VMN’s sole discretion. In addition, VMN reserves the right to select an alternate Winner in the event that the potential Winner fails to comply with these Terms and Conditions.
7. WINNER VERIFICATION
The potential Winner must prove eligibility, including, without limitation, proof of age and residence within one (1) day of being notified as the potential Winner. In the event of non-compliance by the potential Winner, such potential Winner may be disqualified and an alternate Winner may be selected from among the remaining Eligible Entrants, in VMN’s sole discretion. In addition, the potential Winner must sign (their parent/legal guardian if Winner is a resident of a jurisdiction that deems him/her to be a minor) within one (1) day of receipt of such documents as VMN may require, to include without limitation to, an affidavit of eligibility and release and an appearance release. Winner must also sign a participant agreement (“Participant Agreement”) that will require, among other things, Winner’s agreement to be available during the entire Event production period and activities related thereto. Winner will have one (1) day to execute the Participant Agreement and return to VMN. In addition, Winner must also consent to (their parent/legal guardian if Winner is a resident of a jurisdiction that deems him/her to be a minor), if requested by VMN, and satisfactorily complete a background check, including but not limited to, a check of criminal and driving records.
The Event is currently scheduled to take place on June 10, 2015 in Nashville, TN but such date and location is subject to change at VMN’s sole discretion. VMN will pay the expenses associated with the Winner’s trip to Nashville, TN where the Winner may be filmed, photographed and interviewed by VMN. These filmings, photographs and interview may be shown on-air on CMT and posted to CMT.com, dentastix.com and various social networking websites including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The trip for three for the Winner, his or her guest (“Guest”), and dog will include:
i. Round trip coach class air transportation for the Winner, Guest, and dog, which shall originate from an airport of VMN’s choice nearest the Winner’s residence. VMN reserves the right to substitute ground transportation for air transportation if the Winner resides within 150 miles of Nashville, TN;
ii. Round trip ground transportation between Nashville airport, and a Nashville hotel;
iii. Three (3) nights hotel accommodation for the Winner, Guest, and dog in Nashville, TN which shall be one (1) room, based on double occupancy (meals, telephone calls and other incidentals and costs are not included);
iv. Two (2) tickets to attend the 2015 CMT Music Awards in Nashville, TN on June 10, 2015;
v. Red carpet experience with dog at the 2015 CMT Music Awards;
vi. One TBD length doggy playdate/extended meet & greet with TBD celebrity talent (pending artist approval)
vii. An opportunity to receive a dog-friendly spa/beauty treatment to assist in getting winner and dog ready for the red carpet experience (TBD services)
viii. CMTMA welcome basket
The dog-friendly spa treatment opportunity and the fan experience/meet & greet opportunity with TBD celebrity talent are both subject to restrictions and limitations. In the event either of these opportunities do not take place, there will be no replacement for these portions of the Prize. VMN will determine the airline and hotel in its sole discretion. Travel restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply. Winner and Guest must possess valid travel documents in order to travel. Travel arrangements are subject to availability and must be roundtrip, and Winner and Guest must travel on the same itinerary. Guest traveling with Winner must be at time of prize fulfillment eighteen (18) years of age or older. If Winner is a resident of a jurisdiction that deems him/her to be a minor, he/she must be accompanied by his/her parent/legal guardian and such person must be the allotted Guest. All travelers must execute a release of liability prior to ticketing. VMN shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations necessitated by same. VMN shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage. The dates of travel for the Event will be on or around June 8, 2015 through June 11, 2015, and such dates are subject to change in VMN’s sole discretion. In addition, VMN may delay, cancel or postpone the Event in its sole discretion. All costs and expenses not specifically listed above are Winner’s sole responsibility.
All travel dates are subject to change in VMN’s sole discretion. If the Winner is not available to travel on the dates specified by VMN, such Winner’s privileges will be terminated and an alternative Winner may be selected from among the remaining Eligible Entrants.
9. VMN AND PRODUCED PROGRAMMING
VMN may produce a film/video of Winner’s Experience as well as other material of the Experience and ancillary material captured during or relating to the Experience. Winner will be working with the VMN correspondent and production crew, during, and after the Event and possibly throughout the Experience. All film/video/written material and programming created by VMN and/or Winner will be referred to as “Programming”. VMN shall be the exclusive owner of the copyright and other rights in and to the Programming and by entering this Promotion, Winner (their parent/legal guardian if Winner is a resident of a jurisdiction that deems him/her to be a minor) hereby assigns any rights he/she may have in the Programming to VMN immediately within creation. VMN, its subsidiaries, affiliates, affiliated broadcast stations and networks, successors and assignees, and licensees will be able to use the Programming forever and throughout the world, and to license others to use it, in any manner VMN wishes and in any and all media now known or hereafter discovered or developed without notice, including for advertising, promoting and publicizing any of its products or services, such use may include portions and excerpts, in addition to cut in synchronized, dubbed and superimposed versions of the Programming. By participating in the Experience and Event, Winner acknowledges that VMN may use the Programming in accordance with the permission granted herein without any compensation, royalty, payment, liability or obligation to the Winner or any third party. VMN is under no obligation to broadcast or otherwise exploit the Programming.
10. GENERAL TERMS
Noncompliance with any of these Terms and Conditions may result in disqualification. Released Parties assume no responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in the Promotion. Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to Entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Promotion. All interpretations of these Terms and Conditions and decisions by VMN are final and binding. VMN reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it suspects or finds: (i) to have tampered with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion; (ii) to be acting in violation of these Terms and Conditions; (iii) to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person; or (iv) to have provided inaccurate information on any legal documents submitted in connection with the Promotion. Entrants agree to indemnify and hold harmless Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the selection and notification of the Winner, including any claim for personal injury and/or damage, theft, loss or any other harm suffered in connection with the Promotion, Event and Programming, and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement or any other intellectual property related cause of action and to release all rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding against Released Parties.