Hallmark Channel – #1 Fan Contest – Win $10000.00 (issued via check (ARV

Hallmark Channel’s #1 Fan Contest (“PROMOTION”)OFFICIAL RULESNO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.SPONSOR: Hallmark Media United States, LLC. 12700 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604 (“Sponsor”).ELIGIBILITY: Promotion is open only to persons, who are, as of date of entry, 18 years of age or older, legal residents of, and physically located within, the 50 United States or D.C., Guam, American Samoa, Northern Marianna Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands, except that employees, officers and directors (and the members of their households and their immediate family members (defined as parents, children and their spouses)) of Sponsor, each of their parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, and the advertising, promotional and fulfillment agencies of each of them are not eligible to enter or win. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, step-parents, grandparents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three (3) months a year, whether related or not. If you are a minor (“Minor”) as defined by your state or country of residence, please get your parent’s or legal guardian’s (“Parent”) permission to enter. Void where prohibited and subject to all applicable federal, state, local, municipal and country laws and regulations.BRIEF OVERVIEW OF PROMOTION: This Promotion is being conducted in two (2) phases as follows:Phase 1 / Entry Phase (“Entry Phase”): You may enter via the internet during the period beginning at 10:00:00 A.M. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 03/13/23 through 11:59:59 P.M. ET on 04/13/23 (“Entry Period”). You (as the “Entrant”) may compete for a chance to become the Grand Prize Winner (see below for definitions and more details). The Promotion will consist of one (1) grand prize (“Grand Prize”). Sponsor invites you to show us your HC fandom! Tell us why you or your family/friend group is the ultimate Hallmark Channel fan by visiting: https://numberonefancontest.hallmarkchannel.com/(“Website”) to enter by submitting the following (collectively, “Entry”): (a) letter up to 500 words why you love Hallmark Channel (“Letter”), (b) short video up to 120 seconds (two minutes) (“Video”), and a minimum of 3 photos and a maximum of 5 photos. The Video or Photos can include members of your family and/or friends, however, it is not required. Once you have created the Entry Materials, follow these steps on (“Website”): (a) enter your first and last name along with your own email address, phone number, social media handle (if you have one) and zip code; (b) upload Entry and (c) click the “Enter Now” button or other similar button. Upon completion, Entrant will receive one (1) entry into the Promotion. Entry must be appropriate for all ages as determined by Sponsor. By submitting an entry, Users agree and accept these Official Rules and Terms of Use.Phase 2 / Winner Selection (“Judging Phase”): Judging will take place between 4/14/23, and 5/15/23. The Judges (as defined below) will score the eligible Entries based on the Criteria below in order to select one (1) potential Grand Prize Winner (“Grand Prize Winner”), subject to verification and compliance with these Rules (“Rules”). Finalists may receive a phone call from judges for a follow up interview via phone and/or zoom at any time.Limit one (1) Entry per person per email address (“Address”), regardless of whether a person has more than one (1) Address or more than one person uses the same Address. If you attempt or are suspected of attempting (in the sole discretion of Sponsor or Administrator) to circumvent this limitation by any means, including but not limited to establishing multiple email accounts, you may be disqualified from the Promotion. Any duplicate or materially similar entries will be disqualified. In the event that the same Entry is received from more than one (1) Entrant, the Entry will be deemed to be submitted by the first Entrant whom the Entry was received from. Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor reserves the right to contact Entrants for possible use in future promotional material and may ask Entrant to sign a release. Proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the email address is assigned by an Internet service provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. If a dispute regarding eligibility of Entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected Entry will be deemed ineligible.Entrants (as defined) may not have been convicted of a felony. By entering, each Entrant understands and agrees that, if selected as the potential Grand Prize Winner, the Entrant will be required to consent to a background check; and, failure to sign such consents and authorizations and/or to furnish all required information will result in disqualification. In addition, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entry and/or disqualify the potential Winner if he/she is not eligible to participate in the Promotion or, if the results of such background check reveal that the Entrant and/or potential Winner has been convicted of, or is currently charged with, a felony or a crime of moral turpitude, each instance as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Void where prohibited and subject to all applicable federal, state, local, and municipal laws and regulations.WHAT THE JUDGES ARE LOOKING FOR: Sponsor’s appointed panel of judges consisting of employees of Sponsor (“Judges”) will score the eligible Entries based on the following criteria (“Criteria”): Authenticity –50% (We are looking for true Hallmark Fans who love, watch and know all about our programming. Feel free to demonstrate this in a creative way!) and Story –50%. Tell us the story of your journey to become our #1 Fan. The Judges will choose the top one (1) highest-scoring Entry meeting the Criteria.TIED ENTRIES: In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken by the Judges based on the first Criterion – Authenticity. The decision of the Judges shall be final and binding.ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, LIMITATIONS & GUIDELINES: Entries should adhere to all specifications included in these Rules. Any Entry that fails to meet the specifications in these Rules may be disqualified, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. All Entries must be received during the Entry Period. Proof of submitting an Entry does not constitute proof of receipt or entry into the Promotion.DO’s & DON’Ts:Do’s…Do protect your privacy. First names only on your video and photos.(No last names or other personal information in your Video or Photos).Do show your personality! Be yourself. We are not looking for you to be an actor or character, create sketches or skits. We are truly interested in getting to know you and hear how and why you consider yourself our #1 Fan.Do share any personal stories that relate to you being our #1 fan. If Hallmark Channel has had a big impact on your life, we’d love to hear how!Do feel free to include any information about where you live (your hometown) and what your life is like there.Do feel free to include family members and friends in your video or photos if it pertains to your story of being our #1 Fan; however, this is not required.Do have fun! Don’ts…Don’t show any brands.Avoid visible/recognizable use of brands (other than Hallmark Channel branded items) on clothes, shoes, in the background, or anywhere. Avoid wearing clothes with visible logos.Don’t use copyrighted music in your entry.Don’t be rude or profane.Avoid rude gestures and other inappropriate stuff, and for your safety, don’t try any risky moves or perform any dangerous stunts.Don’t go too long or too big.120 seconds max, 500 words maximum – Up to 200MB per file submitted.PROMOTION ENTRY REQUIREMENTS/LIMITATIONS: a. The Entry must be authorized. This means that you must have the legal right and any permissions necessary to submit the Letter, Video or Photo into the Promotion. By submitting the Letter, Video or Photo, you hereby represent that you have all rights necessary to submit the Entry, distribute the Photo, Letter or Video through the Website or any other website as well as possibly in a TV spot and to grant to Sponsor the rights set forth herein. By submitting Entry, all necessary permissions, including, without limitation, permission to use name, prize won (if any), hometown, voice, images and any other similar likeness of all individuals appearing in Entry (“Name & Likeness”) shall have been deemed granted to Sponsor with no compensation whatsoever (if a Minor appears in Entry, permission from his/her Parent to exploit Name & Likeness of minor child(ren) shall be deemed granted to Sponsor).b. The Entry must be your original work and must not infringe on the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or any other intellectual property right of any person or entity.c. The Entry must meet all specifications set forth by Sponsor in these Rules and/or Instructions, including, without limitation, Format, duration, file Size, length, standards and practices requirements and any other specifications.d. The Entry must not, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, contain any inappropriate content including but not limited to, material which is (or promotes activities which are) abusive, harassing, threatening, an invasion of a right of privacy of another person, bigoted, hateful, racially offensive, discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or age), violent (e.g., relating to murder, the sales of weapons, cruelty, abuse, etc.), vulgar, obscene, pornographic or otherwise sexually explicit, harmful or can reasonably be expected to harm any person or entity, profane, offensive or otherwise objectionable as determined by Sponsor and/or Administrator in their sole discretion; must not contain material which is (or promotes activities which are) illegal or encourage or advocate illegal activity or the discussion of illegal activities with the intent to commit them (including but not limited to Letter, Video or Photo that are, or represent an attempt to engage in, child pornography, stalking, sexual assault, fraud, trafficking in obscene or stolen material, underage drinking, drug dealing and/or drug abuse, harassment, computer hacking, theft, or conspiracy to commit any criminal activity) or otherwise unlawful. The Entry must not violate these Rules or the TOU.e. The Entry must not disparage the Promotion Entities.f. Any Entry that fails to meet Sponsor’s specifications may be disqualified.g. You represent and warrant that: (i) you are the sole and exclusive owner of the Entry and all rights in and to the Letter, Video or Photo; (ii) you have the full and exclusive right, power and authority to submit the Entry to Sponsor upon the terms and conditions set forth herein; (iii) no rights in the Entry have previously been granted to any person, firm, corporation or other entity or otherwise exercised or exploited; (iv) the Entry has not been submitted for any other contest(s) or promotions and it has not won any previous awards or Grand Prize; and (v) the full use of the Entry or any part thereof will not in any way violate or infringe upon any copyright (statutory or otherwise), constitute a libel or defamation of or an invasion of the rights of privacy or publicity of, or otherwise violate or infringe upon any other personal, property or other rights of any person, firm, corporation or other entity or subject Sponsor to any costs or liability of any kind or nature whatsoever.h. You are responsible for, and must have obtained, prior, written approval from any identifiable person (or such person’s Parent if such person is a Minor) that appears in, is mentioned in, or otherwise contributed to the Entry (each a “Third-Party Participant”) for you to include such person in the Entry. By entering, you represent and warrant that you have obtained such permission and all other necessary authorizations from any Third-Party Participant (or such Third-Party Participant’s Parent if Third-Party Participant is a Minor) allowing use of such person’s name, likeness or contribution in the Entry, and you and each Third-Party Participant (or such Third-Party Participant’s Parent if Third-Party Participant is a Minor) agree to and do hereby assign all rights for usage to Sponsor. You may be required, at any time, to provide Sponsor with evidence of all such written permission(s) and authorizations immediately upon request, or you may be disqualified and rendered ineligible to receive a prize in this Promotion.If Sponsor believes that the Entry does not comply with these Rules or that the Entry potentially or actually infringes upon the copyright, or other rights of any third party, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify and remove any Entry at any time. Sponsor’s decisions’ regarding the Entries is final and binding and not subject to challenge or appeal.VERIFICATION OF PROMOTION WINNER: Potential Grand Prize Winner will be notified by e-mail, phone number or through his/her social media account, on or about May 15, 2023 (“Notification”). Potential Grand Prize Winner will be required to complete, sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability release, and/or IRS Form W-9, where permitted, and a publicity release (“Promotion Documents”). If (a) potential Grand Prize Winner fails to respond within five (5) business days of the Notification, (b) potential Grand Prize Winner fails to return the executed Promotion Documents within five (5) business days after it has been sent to him/her, (c) if Notification is returned as undeliverable or unclaimed, (d) potential Grand Prize Winner cannot accept or is unwilling to accept any portion of the Grand Prize for any reason(e) potential Grand Prize Winner cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules or (f) is otherwise found to be ineligible, the Sponsor has the right to change the Grand Prize at its discretion or such potential Grand Prize Winner may be subject to disqualification, and an alternate winner may be selected according to the next highest score after the original potential Grand Prize Winner . Sponsor will have no liability of any kind (either to a potential Grand Prize Winner or any third party) as a result of its decision made hereunder.Sponsor reserves the right to modify the notification procedures in connection with the selection of an alternate winner, if any. Entry and acceptance of prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to exploit Name & Likeness of winner or any individual appearing in Entry for online posting and promotional purposes without prior notice or further compensation.PRIZE CONDITIONS /APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARV”):GRAND PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000.00 (issued via check (ARV – $10,000), plus $2,400.00 (issued via check) to cover up to $2,400.00 in taxes). Total Retail Value of Prize – $12,400.00.The following applies to the Grand Prize granted in conjunction with the Promotion: Grand Prize Winner will be solely responsible for all fees, federal, state and local taxes and any other expenses relating to the use, acceptance and possession of a Grand Prize. Grand Prize Winner must accept the prize as stated or prize may be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate prize winner. Any difference between the stated ARV of a prize and the actual value of a prize will not be awarded to the prize winner. Grand Prize is non-transferable in whole or in part except at the discretion of Sponsor. No substitution or cash redemption except at the discretion of Sponsor, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. Sponsor reserves the right, to substitute a prize (or component thereof) of equal or greater value in the event the grand prize is unavailable for any reason whatsoever. Grand Prize Winner shall bear all risk of loss or damage to prize upon being awarded to Grand Prize Winner and Sponsor does not have any obligation or responsibility to replace prize if lost, damaged or stolen. Grand Prize will be awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee. Sponsor has not made nor in any manner is responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize thereof, including but not limited to its quality, condition, appearance, safety, performance. Sponsor is not responsible for any fees, costs, or additional charges resulting from an entrant or prize winner entering and participating in the Promotion and/or being awarded and/or receiving and/or using a prize.Any depiction of prizes (or any part thereof) is for illustrative purposes only. Sponsor is responsible only for prize delivery and are not responsible for prize utility, quality or otherwise.PRIVACY: Information provided by you for this Promotion will be used to contact the winners and send the prizes to them and is subject to the privacy policy located at www.hallmarkchannel.com/Privacy-Policy. By entering this Promotion, each entrant agrees that, unless entrant otherwise opts out on the Website, Sponsor and its designees may use entrant’s, physical and/or e-mail address to contact entrant regarding offers and/or promotions that Sponsor believes may interest entrant. E-mail subscribers may unsubscribe from Prize Provider’s mailing list at any time.LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Sponsor, and their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, those working on their behalf, and each of their respective officers, directors, representatives, employees, agents, successors and assigns (“Promotion Entities”) are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with, this Promotion. The Promotion Entities are not responsible for any misdirected, lost, late, inaccurate or incomplete Entries (or e-mails or other communications), and such Entries will be void. The Promotion Entities are not responsible for: (a) any computer, telephone, cable, network, satellite, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, errors, delays, disconnections, or unavailability, (b) garbled or jumbled transmissions, (c) service provider/Internet/web site/use net accessibility, availability, or traffic congestion, (d) unauthorized human intervention or (e) the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information or the failure to capture any such information. All Entries and other materials submitted by entrants in connection with this Promotion become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. By entering this Promotion, each entrant hereby agrees on his/her behalf (and on behalf of his/her heirs, executors and administrators) to release, discharge defend, indemnify and hold harmless each of the Promotion Entities, from any damage, injury, death, loss or other liability, either at law or equity, whether known or unknown, asserted or non-asserted, that may arise from or in any way relate to any entrant’s participation in this Promotion or the awarding, acceptance, use or misuse of any prize. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Promotion shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. This Promotion shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, regardless of principles of conflicts of laws that may require the application of the laws of another jurisdiction. Any action or litigation concerning this Promotion shall take place exclusively in the federal or state courts sitting in New York, New York, and each entrant expressly consents to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waives all defenses of lack of jurisdiction and inconvenient forum with respect to such courts. Each entrant agrees to service of process by mail or other method acceptable under the laws of the State of New York. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS PROMOTION. ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY’S FEES AND TO INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE.GENERAL: This Promotion is void outside the 50 United States and D.C, Guam, American Samoa, Northern Marianna Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands, where prohibited by law and is subject to all applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations. By entering this Promotion, each Entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. In addition, each Entrant represents and warrants that all information contained in his/her entry is true and accurate. Sponsor is not responsible for any printing errors in these Official Rules and Sponsor reserves the right to correct clerical or typographical errors in all promotional materials. In the event this Promotion is compromised for any reason (including due to computer virus, tampering, bugs, computer malfunction, fraud, unauthorized intervention or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor) which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right in their sole discretion to suspend, cancel, modify or terminate this Promotion, and to hold a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to such action. In the event of any such suspension, cancellation, modification or termination a notice of such action will be posted on the Website, if functioning. Sponsor is not responsible if the Promotion cannot be implemented or any prize cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions beyond Sponsor’s control, including those due to acts of God, acts of war, strikes, governmental action, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism. The use of automated software or computer programs to register for or enter this Promotion is prohibited and any individual who uses or attempts to use such methods to register, to play or to enter will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant (and all of her/his entries) from this Promotion who does not comply with these Official Rules, and/or from any other promotion conducted now or in the future by Sponsor or any of their affiliated companies if such entrant tampers with the entry process or if her/his fraud or misconduct affects the integrity of this Promotion or otherwise interferes with the proper conduct of this Promotion.CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANYONE MAKING SUCH AN ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.WINNERS’ LIST: For a winners’ list (available after May 31, 2023) send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (postage not required for VT residents) to Hallmark Channel’s #1 Fan Contest Winners’ List, ATTN: KM, 494 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1700, New York, NY 10001.