Ion Television – Fan Appreciation Contest – Win a trip for such winner and one (1) guest to the Tampa



ELIGIBILITY: The ION Television Fan Appreciation Contest (the “Contest”) is open to legal residents of the continental United States, including the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Void in Alaska, Hawaii and where prohibited. Employees of ION Media Networks Commercial, Inc. (“Sponsor”), and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, retailers and advertising and promotion agencies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, children and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and household members of each such employee, whether related or not, are not eligible to enter or win. The Contest is governed by U.S. law and is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. By participating, you understand that you are providing your information to the Sponsor and not Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. The information you provide will only be used for Contest administration.

TIMING: The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on June 1, 2020, and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on June 30, 2020 (the “Contest Period”).


During the Contest Period, create an original video of no longer than forty (40) seconds that explains what you love about ION Television. Then, visit, follow the directions provided to complete the entry form, upload your video, and submit (each, an “Entry”). Video must be submitted in .mp4 or .mov format and cannot exceed 100 mb in size.

Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET of the final day of the Contest Period to be eligible.

Note: Limit of one (1) Contest entry per person using only one (1) email address/account during the Contest Period. Entries received in excess of the above stated limitation will be void. Contest entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the Contest play process will be void.

Note: You must have a data service plan for your mobile phone with your service provider to enter the Contest via a mobile device. Standard data rates may apply. See your mobile phone provider for pricing plan details and capabilities. Other charges may apply (such as normal airtime and carrier charges as well as charges for wireless Internet access) and may appear on your mobile phone bill or be deducted from your prepaid account balance. Mobile device service may not be available in all areas.

REQUIREMENTS OF ENTRIES: Entry may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:

is sexually explicit or suggestive; unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; contains nudity;
promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message;
is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group; appears to duplicate any other submitted Entries;
defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies;
contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others, without permission; contains any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses;
contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media), without permission;
contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead, without permission;
contains look-alikes of celebrities or other public or private figures, living or dead;
communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which we wish to associate;
and/or violates any law.

Entry must be the original work of the entrant, may not have been previously published, may not have won previous awards, and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. If the Entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant, and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the Entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Entry by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, name and likeness permissions from any person who appears in or is identifiable in the Entry. Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor from any entrant at any time. Failure to provide such proof may, if requested, render Entry null and void. By submitting an Entry, entrant warrants and represents that he/she and any persons appearing or who are identifiable in the Entry consent to the submission and use of the Entry in the Contest and to its use as otherwise set forth herein.

By submitting an Entry, entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor may obtain many Entries in connection with this Contest and/or other contests staged and/or promoted by the Sponsor, and that such Entries may be similar or identical in theme, idea, format or other respects to other Entries submitted in connection with this Contest and/or other contests sponsored by the Sponsor or submitted for other reasons or other materials developed by the Sponsor. Entrant waives any and all claims entrant may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future, that any Entry and/or other works accepted, reviewed and/or used by the entrant may be similar to his/her Entry, or that any compensation is due to entrant in connection with such Entry or other works used by Sponsor.

By submitting an Entry, entrant hereby grants permission for the Entry to be posted on, Sponsor’s social media accounts and/or other websites in perpetuity. Entrant agrees that Releasees (as defined below) are not responsible for any unauthorized use of Entries by third parties. Releasees do not guarantee the posting of any Entry and may remove a posted Entry at any time. Entrants agree that they will not use the Entry for any other purpose, including, without limitation, posting the Entry to any online social networks, without the express consent of Sponsor in each instance.

JUDGING: All eligible Entries received by Sponsor will be judged by a panel of qualified judges following the conclusion of the Contest Period based on the following criteria: (i) originality (25%); (ii) creativity (25%); and (iii) adherence to Contest theme (50%) (the “Judging Criteria”). The six (6) Entries with the highest scores will be deemed the potential Grand Prize winners. In the event of a tie, an additional, “tie-breaking” judge will determine the winner(s) based on the criteria listed herein. Sponsor reserves the right not to award all prizes if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries. Prize awards are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Promotion. Potential winners will be notified by e-mail, mail, phone or social media channel notification and will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, where lawful, a publicity release within five (5) days of date of issuance. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner or a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner may be selected for the applicable prize.

PRIZES: (Six (6) Prizes):

Six (6) winners will each receive a trip for such winner and one (1) guest to the Tampa, Florida metro area to shoot a Fan Appreciation video at the ION studios, which consists of the following: (i) round-trip economy class air transportation for the winner and one (1) guest from the major commercial airport nearest winner’s residence (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) within the forty-eight (48) United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) to Tampa, Florida on dates to be specified by Sponsor; (ii) round trip ground transportation to/from airport and hotel; (iii) round trip ground transportation to/from the ION studios in Clearwater, FL to shoot a Fan Appreciation video that may appear in a commercial on ION television; (iv) hotel accommodations for three (3) nights in one (1) double occupancy, standard hotel room; and (v) one (1) five hundred dollar ($500) gift card for the winner only, which winner will receive upon arrival at ION studios and may be used towards spending money on the trip (i, ii, iii, iv, and v, collectively “Grand Prize”). All prize details not specified in the Official Rules will be determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Selection of the airline, departure airport and arrival airport are solely within Sponsor’s sole discretion. If winner lives within one hundred (100) miles of Tampa, Florida, ground transportation may be provided in lieu thereof. Any difference in value will not be awarded.  Winner is solely responsible for any and all expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the prize description herein, including but not limited to, federal, state and local taxes, transportation to/from winner’s residence and departure airport, any additional ground transportation, in-room charges (e.g., mini-bar, room service, telephone, movies, etc.), meals, beverages, alcoholic beverages, gratuities, rental car, gasoline, parking, tolls, souvenirs, insurance, travel upgrades, baggage fees, and personal incidentals. Winner will be required to provide a valid credit card at the time of hotel check-in/registration and will be solely responsible for any and all charges to the Winner’s hotel room during his/her Trip. In the event Sponsor is unable to record the video shoot at the ION studios for any reason, that portion of the Grand Prize will not be provided and no compensation or substitution will be provided in lieu of the cancelled portion of the Grand Prize. Winner is responsible for any air travel taxes and/or expenses, including applicable departure taxes or fees, inspection charges, and security charges. Once issued, tickets are nontransferable and may not be reissued once travel has commenced. Open tickets may not be issued and stopovers are not permitted. Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor and specific travel dates and arrangements are subject to air travel, holiday, blackout dates, availability and other prize and travel restrictions. All Prize elements must be redeemed at the same time. Guest must execute liability/publicity release prior to issuance of travel documents. Winner and Guest must travel on the same itinerary. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets. Winner and guest must have all necessary identification prior to travel and any associated costs for these requirements. Sponsor and Travel Providers 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 to passengers, such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same. Sponsor and Travel Providers shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage or other items. If the winner is unable to or cannot otherwise fully enjoy the prize due to any reason, Sponsor shall have the option at its sole discretion of being relieved of liability for fulfillment of the prize award, and no other compensation in lieu of the prize will be awarded. Winner and guest are responsible for obtaining their own medical and life insurance and the associated costs. All travel is subject to any and all restrictions instituted by the Department of Defense and/or Department of Homeland Security, as required. Prize is non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Prize is taxable income to the winner and winner will be responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use, if any.

The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each Grand Prize: $4,999.99. The ARV is determined as of the date of printing of these Official Rules. ARV of Prize may vary depending upon the point of departure and/or airline fare fluctuations. Any difference between stated ARV and actual ARV of Prize will not be awarded.

PRIZE CONDITIONS: Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer a prize, or redeem a prize for cash; however, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value in its sole discretion. As a condition of receiving a Grand Prize, each Grand Prize Winner will be required to attend an ION video shoot while in the Tampa, FL area on a date and time specified by Sponsor. In the event a Grand Prize winner fails to attend and participate in the video shoot at ION’s studios on the date(s) specified, (i) he/she may be required to repay any and all travel expenses paid for by Sponsor and redeemed by Grand Prize winner and his/her guest up to such point and (ii) ION will have no obligation to use any recording created during such video shoot, on air or otherwise. Further portions of the prize can be cancelable, including but not limited to the five hundred dollar ($500) gift card which may be delivered to each Grand Prize winner upon their arrival at ION studios. All prize details will be determined solely by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Gift cards are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer.

TAXES AND EXPENSES: All federal, state and local taxes, and any other charges and incidental costs associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of each winner.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: By participating, each entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with or subverting the participation process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and void all associated prize claims.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating, Entrants consent to the use of their names, cities and states of residence, voices, likeness, and/or photographs and/or similar related information for promotional, advertising and other purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity by Sponsor and its designees, without additional compensation, notification or permission, except where prohibited by law. Entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, dealerships, divisions, suppliers, distributors, retailers, and advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, and agents (collectively, “Releasees”) from any claims, actions, injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from participating in this Contest or from the acceptance, use of any prize awarded.

OWNERSHIP/USE OF ENTRIES: By submitting an Entry, each Entrant agrees Sponsor shall own the Entry submitted (including the copyright thereto and all rights embodied therein) and that it and its designees may exploit, edit, modify, and distribute the Entry and all elements of such Entry, including, without limitation, the names and likenesses of any persons or locations embodied therein, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity without compensation, permission or notification to entrant or any third party.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Releasees are not responsible for: (i) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any mobile device, computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (ii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or mobile device, cable, satellite or Internet service; (iii) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Contest; (iv) late, lost, stolen, undelivered, misdirected, delayed, inaccurate, garbled, incomplete registrations, damaged or delayed emails or Contest plays, any electronic, computer, or for any printing, typographical, human, mechanical, electronic, seeding, network, data or other error relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of Entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Contest-related materials (including these Official Rules); or (v) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to entrant’s computer, hardware, or software, which injury or damage may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or acceptance, use or misuse of a prize. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest (or any portion thereof) for any reason, including (a) due to any event that makes the Content impossible or impracticable for Sponsor to administer any portion of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, including, but not limited to, acts of God, epidemic or pandemic, strike, war, terrorism or any other similar event, or (b) if bugs, virus, fraud, technical failures or any other factor impairs the integrity, administration or proper play of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

ARBITRATION: Unless the laws relevant for the domicile of the entrant provide otherwise, as a condition of participating in this Contest, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at a AAA regional office in New York, NY; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages including attorney’s fees or any other damages, other than for entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Contest), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of New York, USA. Unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, if any provision of these Official Rules or any other terms provided by Sponsor in connection with the Contest is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, then the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions will not in any way be affected or impaired thereby, and the invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision shall be replaced by a valid, legal and enforceable provision that comes closest to the intention of the parties underlying the invalid, legal or unenforceable provision.

RULES/WINNERS’ NAMES: For the names of the winners, available after June 30, 2020, visit no later than September 15, 2020.

SPONSOR: ION Media Networks Commercial, Inc., 601 Clearwater Park Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.