St Kitts Tourism – Retie The Knot Contest Sweepstakes
St. Kitts “Retie the Knot” Sweepstakes Official Rules
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. St. Kitts “ReTie the Knot Contest (the “Contest”) begins at 12:00 a.m., Eastern Time (“ET”) February 14, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on March 31, 2021, (“Contest Period”). Contest is sponsored by St. Kitts Tourism Authority (the “Sponsor”), PO Box 132, Pelican Mall, Basseterre, St. Kitts.
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who have attained the age of majority in his or her state or territory of residence and are currently married as of the Contest start date. Employees, officers, and directors of the Sponsor, American Sweepstakes Company, Inc. (the “Administrator”), their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, sales representatives, advertising, and promotional agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”) and members of the immediate family (mother, father, sons, and daughters, and spouse, regardless of where they reside) and household members of each, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate in the Contest. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these official rules. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law.
TIMING: The Contest Period consists of a Submission Period (the “Submission Period”), a Voting (Period) (the “Voting Period”) and a Judging Period (the “Judging Period”) as set forth in the chart below. All times are in Eastern Time.
February 14, 2021, 12:00 am
March 31, 2021, 11:59 pm
February 14, 2021 12:am
March 14, 2021, 10:59 pm
March 15, 2021 12:00 am
March 16, 2021, 11:59 pm
March 17, 2021
March 17,2021 12:00 pm
March 31, 2021, 11:59 pm
Winner Announced by:
April 30, 2021
HOW TO ENTER:
During the Submission Period, eligible participants are invited to enter the Contest by visiting a dedicated entry page on the Sponsor’s website located at https://www.stkittstourism.kn/retie-the-knot (the “Website) and fill out and submit the Contest entry form with their first and last name, email address and zip code. In addition, he/she would also upload a personal wedding photo with a 75 word or less caption explaining why they selected this photo. They will then receive one (1) entry (“Entry”) into the Contest.
All Submissions must also adhere to the Contest Submission Guidelines outlined in these Official Rules. LIMIT one (1) entry per person during the Submission Period. Once submitted, a Submission cannot be deleted, canceled, or modified. All Submissions must be received by 10:59 pm ET on March 14, 2021. By participating, each entrant consents to the Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of their personal information for the administration of this Contest. By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Each Submission should include a photo of a married couple along with a photo caption no more than 75 words which describes the story behind the submitted photo. Acceptable image types are jpg, gif and png. Submissions must be the original work of the participant and must be the sole owner of the copyright of any submission he or she submits. Each Participant represents and warrants that the Submission does not infringe any other person’s or entity’s rights. If any individuals other than the Entrant and their spouse appear in the photo, the Entrant must have the permission of the individuals (or their parent’s or legal guardian’s permission if individuals are minors) to use their name and/or image in the Submission. Sponsor will not assist any entrant with the development or production of a Submission.
Submission must not contain any unauthorized third-party owned material, including, but not limited to, trademarks, logos, expect for those of the Sponsor. Additionally, Participant represents and warrants that he or she will not have and will not acquire any trademark rights, copyrights, or any other rights in or to Sponsor’s trademarks, trade names, logos, or other intellectual property. A Submission will be considered ineligible if, at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, it does not clearly represent and follow the applicable Contest theme as outlined in these Official Rules, or if it contain language or images that are in any way threatening, abusive, offensive, defamatory, invasive of another’s privacy, in breach of confidence, embarrassing to any person or likely to deceive any person, hateful, blasphemous, pornographic, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence or otherwise contrary to any law or appear contrary to the spirit of the Contest. Sponsor specifically reserves all its rights to protect its intellectual property against any infringement or other illegal or improper use.
JUDGING PERIOD: Once the Submission Period is over, a panel of qualified judges, as determined by the Sponsor (the “Judges”), will review all eligible submissions, and choose five (5) Finalists based on the following judging criteria: Unique Storytelling 30%, Inspiration to others 30% and Commercial and Visual Appeal 40%. In event of a tie, the Submission with the highest score for Commercial and Visual Appeal will be chosen. The Sponsor would then notify the five (5) Finalists of inclusion and confirm their eligibility. Once Finalists are announced the Voting Period would begin. The Finalists would be provided a link to share to ask their friends and family to vote.
VOTING PERIOD: Once the Sponsor announces the Finalists their eligible Submissions will be displayed in an online photo gallery located at the Website and the public will be invited to visit the gallery and vote on the Submission that they believe best fits the Contest’s judging criteria. Limit (1) Vote per day per person. Voting participant must submit their email address on the Website and they may opt-in to receive email messages from the Sponsor. Each Voting participant will be entered into a separate random drawing sweepstakes in which they will earn one (1) entry for each time they voted. The random drawing will take place after the Voting Period has ended. The odds of winning a Voter Prize depends on the total number of eligible votes received during the Contest’s Voting Period.
The Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any Vote(s)/Voter(s) deemed to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the Voting process; (b) submitting more than the maximum number of Votes allowed per day; or (c) violating these Official Rules in any way. In addition, Entrants (or Voters) are not allowed to use or promote the use of any Voting board or Voting forum to increase Vote total. Any Entrant/Voter suspected of using or promoting use of a Voting board or Voting forum may be subject to disqualification, at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Entrants/Voters may not incentivize Voting by using personal giveaways, sweepstakes, or contests. Any Entrant/Voter found attempting to violate or encourage violation of the Voting limits and restrictions will be disqualified.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER DETERMINATION: Once the Voting Period has ended the Finalist with the greatest number of votes will be determined as the Grand Prize Winner. The potential Grand Prize Winner will be contacted by the Sponsor and/or Administrator by the email that they provided on their entry form.
CONTEST GRAND PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a trip to St. Kitts for winner and their spouse that includes the following: two (2) roundtrip airline tickets in premium economy on American Airlines from the American Airlines gateway closest to the winner’s home residence to St. Kitts. Also included are four (4) nights/five (5) days hotel accommodations, (one room, double occupancy) in St. Kitts from a hotel chosen by the Sponsor. Grand Prize Winner and spouse will be invited to participate in a Group Vow Renewal event (the “Event”) on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at 4pm local time which will take place at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort. Transfers to hotel and event if needed may be included. Meals, beverages and tours and excursions are not included. Trip must be taken to attend the Event on November 6, 2021. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the prize package is $4,500.
The Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for any additional expenses not expressly stated in the prize description above including any additional transportation, meals, beverages, tours, excursions, service charges, tips and gratuity, taxes, and any other personal charges, including but not limited to incidental travel costs due to reserving any higher priced package or any fee applied because of a change in the reservation, etc. The trip must be taken to attend the Event on November 6, 2021. The Grand Prize winner’s spouse will be required to sign a Travel Companion and Publicity Release form and Grand Prize winner, and their spouse, must travel together on the same itinerary and all tickets must be reserved together. Grand Prize winner and spouse are each responsible for securing valid passports and/or any additional required travel documents and/or Covid-19 tests, if applicable, at their sole expense during the trip. Actual value of the prize may vary depending on exact itinerary and based on fluctuations in price for any portion(s) of the prize at time of booking. Any difference between the stated ARV and actual value of the prize will not be awarded.
VOTER PRIZE: Ten (10) Voter winners will each receive a St. Kitts ReTie the Knot prize pack consisting of a selection of St. Kitts products which is valued at $50 each. Each Voter winner will be contacted by the Sponsor and asked to provide their mailing address to receive the prize pack. Total Voter prize pool AVR $500.
PRIZE CONDITIONS: By accepting a Prize, the Grand Prize Winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Released Parties, each of their related companies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, and agents from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the Prize. The potential Grand Winner must sign and return to the Administrator, within seven (7) days of the date of notice or attempted notice is sent, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability & Publicity Release to claim his/her prize. Note: The Affidavit sent will require that the Winner provide their Social Security Number to the Administrator, which will be used solely for tax reporting purposes. The Grand Prize winner will be responsible for all local, state, and federal taxes associated with the receipt of the Prize. The Grand Prize Winner must note that the value of their accepted Prize is taxable as income and an IRS Form 1099 will be filed in the name of the Winner for the value of the Prize and the Winner is solely responsible for all matters relating to the Prize after it is awarded. If a Prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to a potential Winner, if a potential Winner cannot be reached within three (3) business days from the first notification attempt, or if a potential Winner fails to return requisite document(s) within the specified time period, or if a potential Winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then such person shall be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate Winner may be selected.
RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Contest, Entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, the Administrator, their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, sales representatives, advertising and promotional agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors that may prevent an Entrant from submitting an entry; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (c) printing errors; (d) errors in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (e) injury, death, or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt of any prize. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Entrant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Contest or downloading any materials in this Contest. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, you agree that all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the Commonwealth of St. Kitts. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of St. Kitts, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Commonwealth of St. Kitts or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Commonwealth of St. Kitts.
WINNER LIST REQUEST: To request confirmation of the name, city and state of residence of the Grand Prize Winner, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, by April 30, 2021, to ASC/St. Kitts ReTie the Knot Contest Winners List Request, 300 State St., Suite 402, Rochester, NY 14614.
SPONSOR: St. Kitts Tourism Authority, PO Box 132, Pelican Mall, Basseterre, St. Kitts.