Viacom – 2021 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Sweepstakes

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“2021 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Sweepstakes”
(the “Sweepstakes”)
OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A purchase will not increase your
chances of winning. Void outside the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, and void in
Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law. Many will enter, few will win.
Sponsor: Viacom International Inc., 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036.
Administrator: Hothouse, Inc. 621 North Ave. NE, Suite A-100, Atlanta, GA 30308.
1. TIMING. The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 a.m. (Eastern Time [“ET”]) on February 22, 2021 and ends at
11:59:59 p.m. ET on March 14, 2021 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Sponsor’s computer will be the official time
keeping device for the Sweepstakes.
2. ELIGIBILITY. To enter the Sweepstakes you must be: (i) a legal resident of one of the fifty (50) United
States or the District of Columbia (the “Eligibility Area”); (ii) at least eighteen (18) years old or the age of majority in
the jurisdiction in which you reside (nineteen [19] years old in Alabama and Nebraska, twenty-one [21] years old in
Mississippi) and the parent or legal guardian of a child between the ages of six (6) and seventeen (17) years old at
the time of entry; and (iii) a valid video subscriber of one (1) of the National Cable Television Cooperative, Inc.
(“NCTC”) member cable system operators participating in the Sweepstakes at the time of entry (each a “Participant”).
Employees of Sponsor, Administrator, NCTC, participating NCTC member cable system operators, all prize providers
associated with the Sweepstakes, and all of their respective affiliates, parent, and subsidiary companies, licensors,
distributors, divisions and their advertising, production and promotion agencies (collectively, the “Sweepstakes
Entities”), and each of their respective officers, directors, licensors, employees, representatives and agents, and
members of their immediate families (parents, step parents, children, step children, siblings, step siblings, spouses,
regardless of where they reside) and members of their households (whether related or not) and those winners who
have won a prize in any Sponsor-related sweepstakes and/or contest in the twelve (12) months prior to the start of
the Sweepstakes Period are ineligible to participate in this Sweepstakes. Eligibility will be determined by Sponsor
and/or Administrator in its/their sole discretion.
3. HOW TO ENTER.
a. Online Entry: During the Sweepstakes Period visit www.nickkidschoiceawardssweeps.com (the
“Sweepstakes Site”), enter in the name of the NCTC member cable system operator to which you
subscribe and follow the instructions to complete and submit the online Sweepstakes entry form.
Information must be complete and must be submitted in accordance with the online directions. Use
of a profane username or the submission of false or misleading personal information by a
Participant will be grounds for disqualification. Determination of information to be profane, false, or
misleading is at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Participants who submit an entry must provide
all required information. Incomplete or inaccurate entries are void. As stated below, collection and
use of personally identifiable information will be in accordance with the Sponsor’s Online Privacy
Policy as posted on www.nick.com. All entries must be received at the Sweepstakes Site during
the Sweepstakes Period (beginning 12:00:01 a.m. ET on February 22, 2021 and ending at
11:59:59 p.m. ET on March 14, 2021). Limit one (1) entry per calendar day per
person/household/email address. A “calendar day” is defined as the 24 hours between 12:00:00
a.m. ET and the following 11:59:59 p.m. ET.
b. Postcard Entry: Send a postcard or piece of paper no larger than 8½” x 11″ enclosed in an
envelope via the U.S. Postal Service with proper postage affixed to it which contains the following
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handwritten information: your name, the name of the NCTC member cable system operator to
which you subscribe, your mailing address, e-mail and telephone number. Mail to Administrator at:
Promotion Headquarters 2021 Kids’ Choice Awards Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 55133, Atlanta, GA
30308. You must provide all required information to be eligible to enter and win. Incomplete,
illegible, corrupted or untimely entries are void and will be disqualified. All entries must be original
handwritten submissions; no copies, facsimiles or mechanical reproductions of an entry will be
accepted. P.O. Boxes are not permitted. Limit one (1) entry per stamped outer envelope with a
maximum of one (1) entry per calendar day as denoted by the postmark. Mail-in entries must be
postmarked no later than March 14, 2021, and they must be received by March 19, 2021.
4. LIMITATION ON ENTRIES. Any attempt by any Participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries
by using same or multiple/different email accounts or any other method of entry will void all of that Participant’s
entries and that Participant will be disqualified. Entries that have been tampered with or altered shall be rendered
void. Neither Sponsor nor Administrator are responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions, human error,
lost/delayed mailed entries due to postal error, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion,
defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment,
software, failure of Participants on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any web
site or any combination thereof, including injury or damage to Participants or to any other person’s computer related
to or resulting from participating or downloading materials contained in this Sweepstakes. If for any reason the
Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering,
unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the control of the Sponsor which
corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor
reserves the right at their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the online portion of the
Sweepstakes. Should the Sweepstakes be terminated or cancelled prior to the stated expiration date, notice will be
posted on the Sweepstakes Site, and any entries received prior to the termination or cancellation will be included in
the drawing. In the event that there becomes a dispute over who submitted a winning entry, entries will be declared
made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used at the time of entry, and potential winner may be
required to provide identification sufficient to show that he/she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address.
The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider,
online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated
with the submitted address. It is solely the responsibility of the Participant to notify Sponsor in writing if the Participant
changes his or her e-mail address during the Sweepstakes Period. Entries specifying an invalid, non-working, or
inactive email address will be disqualified and ineligible to win. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the
same email address. Bulk, automated and/or third-party entries are prohibited and will be disqualified. Any attempt by
any Participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple and/or different identities, forms,
registrations, email addresses, logins, or any other methods will void that Participant’s entries, and that Participant
may be disqualified at Sponsor’s and/or Administrator’s discretion. Entries generated by a script, computer programs,
macro, programmed, robotic or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, illegible,
corrupted, false, lost, late or misdirected, deceptive or otherwise not in compliance with the Official Rules will be
disqualified from the Sweepstakes at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Once submitted, all entries become the
exclusive property of Sponsor, and will not be acknowledged or returned.
5. DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION. Administrator will conduct a random drawing of all entries received during
the Sweepstakes Period on or about March 22, 2021 to select eight (8) potential winners (each a “Potential Winner”,
collectively the “Potential Winners”). Potential Winners will be notified by email on or about March 23, 2021 and must
respond to the notification within twenty-four (24) hours or be subject to disqualification and another Potential Winner
will be selected from the remaining eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period, if time permits. Odds of
winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
6. QUALIFICATION OF WINNER. Before a Potential Winner will be deemed an official winner (each a
“Winner”, collectively the “Winners”), he/she will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability
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Release/Publicity Release (except where prohibited) (collectively referenced herein as the “Affidavit/Release”) and
any other legal documents that Sponsor and/or Administrator may require, including, but not limited to, a W-9 tax
form, within two (2) days from the date Sponsor or Administrator sends such documents to the Potential Winners or
be subject to disqualification. Each Potential Winner must be able to provide proof that such Potential Winner is
eligible to be deemed a Winner to Sponsor’s and/or Administrator’s satisfaction. If the documents are not returned
within that time, or a Potential Winner or a Winner is found to be ineligible, or does not comply with the Official Rules,
then he/she will be disqualified and an alternate Potential Winner may be selected. A prize notification being returned
as undeliverable will result in disqualification of such entry.
7. PRIZING (8). Eight (8) prizes (each a “Prize”, collectively the “Prizes”) are available to be awarded in this
Sweepstakes. Each Prize consists of a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards prize pack composed of the following
items: (i) one (1) Boom Box Sing-station; (ii) one (1) edible Blimp Chocolate Smash; (iii) two (2) adult and two (2)
child headphones; (iv) four (4) Hydroflasks with two (2) sets of Hydroflask Caps and two (2) sets of Hydroflask
handles and bottoms; (v) ten (10) Kids’ Choice Awards stickers; (vi) four (4) color changing cups; (vii) four (4) Crazy
Straws; (viii) one (1) Nickelodeon Bucket of Slime; and (ix) various glow in the dark accessories.
Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Prize is $598.80; total ARV for all Prizes is $4,790.40.
8. PRIZE RESTRICTIONS. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for any mechanical difficulties or failure
connected with the Prize, or any act or omission whatsoever. No transfer, substitution, or cash equivalent for the
Prize is allowed except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion, to
substitute the Prize or any Prize component with a prize of equal or greater value if a Prize component cannot be
awarded as described for any reason. The Prize is non-transferable and may not be given, bartered, substituted,
sold, or exchanged for cash or another prize. Unused components of the Prize have no redeemable cash value. Any
difference between the ARV and the actual value, if any, of any Prize component will not be awarded. In the event
that a Potential Winner chooses not to accept his/her Prize, or is unable to be notified, an alternate Potential Winner
will be randomly selected from all of the remaining eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period, if time
permits. Any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes (including but not limited to income taxes) and all fees
and expenses related to delivery, acceptance, and use of a Prize not specifically identified in these Official Rules, are
solely the responsibility of the Winner.
RELEASED PARTIES (AS DEFINED BELOW) SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURIES,
DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR OTHER DAMAGES OR EXPENSES RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT
OF ANY ASPECT OF A WINNER’S ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF A PRIZE.
9. SWEEPSTAKES CONDITIONS. By submitting an entry in the Sweepstakes, each Participant (whether
they are declared an Official Winner or not) agrees (and agrees to affirm such in writing) to: (i) abide by and be bound
by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes which decisions
are final and binding in all respects; (ii) waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules;
(iii) grant Sponsor (where permitted by law) the right to use your name, address (city and state only), and
biographical information on a worldwide basis, in all forms of media, in perpetuity and for advertising or promotional
purposes without review or further compensation; (iv) grant the NCTC member from which the Winner accesses
cable television (where permitted by law) the right to use his/her name, address (city and state only), and
biographical information on a worldwide basis, in all forms of media, in perpetuity and for advertising or promotional
purposes without review or further compensation; and, (v) warrant and represent that the use of the materials
submitted in this Sweepstakes will not violate the rights of any third parties. Entries must be in keeping with
Sponsor’s positive image, as determined by Sponsor and Administrator in their sole discretion. Any materials
containing obscenity, crude language, or descriptions of a violent or sexual nature (as defined solely by Sponsor or
Administrator) will not be accepted and the associated entry will be disqualified. All federal, state or other tax
liabilities (including income taxes) arising from the Prize contained in this Sweepstakes will be solely the
responsibility of the Winner. Receipt of any of the prize components of this Sweepstakes is conditioned upon
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compliance with any and all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules, and regulations. Noncompliance with any
of the above will result in disqualification.
If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including by reason of infection by computer
virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the control of
the Sweepstake Entities which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of
this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the
Sweepstakes. In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way
for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, the Sponsor may, in its sole
discretion, either: (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a
manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) cancel the Sweepstakes and conduct a random
drawing and select the Winners from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. In the
event a Potential Winner or Official Winner is disqualified for any reason under the provisions of these Official Rules,
such Potential Winner or Official Winner and all rights to any Prize will be forfeited in its entirety and a random
drawing will be conducted in order to select an alternate Potential Winner, if time permits.
10. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY/RELEASES. By submitting an entry in the Sweepstakes, each Participant
(whether declared an Official Winner or not) agrees (and agrees to affirm such in writing) to forever and irrevocably
release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities, and each of their respective officers,
directors, licensors, employees, representatives, contractors, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from any liability,
claims, demands, and causes of action from personal injury, loss or damage of any kind, including death, or property
damage, theft, or loss suffered or resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this
Sweepstakes or the use, misuse or acceptance or possession of the Prize or any portion thereof, or participation in
any Sweepstakes-related activity, access to and use of each website associated with this sweepstakes and/or
downloading from such site, or any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy, or
merchandise delivery. By participating in this Sweepstakes, Participants agree that the Released Parties are not
responsible for any claims, damages, lawsuits, causes of action, proceedings, or liability due to any injuries, theft,
damages, expenses, costs, or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting from, arising
from, or in connection with, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from: (i) any typographical or other error in the
publication or printing of the Official Rules, and/or the offering or announcement of any prize; (ii) lost, late, stolen,
misdirected, damaged, incomplete or garbled entries; (iii) any error in the collection or retention of entry information,
including, but not limited to, incorrect or inaccurate transcription, receipt or transmission of any part of the entry due
to human error; (iv) any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of the Sweepstakes
Entities, or any of their agents or employees; (v) the Sweepstakes and any elements thereof, and the participation or
inability to participate in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in this Sweepstakes, including, but not
limited to, any damage to Participant’s (or any third person’s) telephone system and/or its contents related to or
resulting from any part of the Sweepstakes; (vi) any malfunction of the telephone system, whether technical or due to
human error in nature, lost/delayed data transmission, omissions, interruptions, deletion, defect, line failures,
postponement, cancellation, or modification of the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, interruption or inability
to access the Sweepstakes due to hardware or software compatibility problems of any telephone network (TSP),
computer online systems (ISP), servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure on account of technical
problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website or any combination thereof, including injury or
damage to participants or to any other person’s telephone system related to or resulting from participating; (vii)
acceptance, receipt, possession, attendance at, travel related to, defects in, misuse, inability to use, or use of any
component of the Prize including, but not limited to, lost, stolen, damaged, delayed, or misdirected or destroyed prize
(or any element thereof); (viii) any change in the prizing (or any components thereof) due to unavailability, any of
which is due to reasons beyond Sweepstakes Entities’ control, including, but not limited to, by reason of any acts of
God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether
or not such action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure including but not
limited to overloading of the Sweepstakes Site due to excessive use, threatened or actual terrorist acts, air raid(s),
blackout(s), act(s) of public enemy, earthquake, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic(s), pandemic(s),
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quarantine restrictions, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether
legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance,
insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond any of the Sweepstakes Entities’ sole and reasonable control, or as
otherwise permitted in these Official Rules; (ix) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or
the Sweepstakes; or (x) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the
processing of entries. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In event that production, technical,
seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official
Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes at random
from all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE SWEEPSTAKES, ALL PRIZES, AND ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED
ON OR THROUGH THE SWEEPSTAKES SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME
JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE
LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY
RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.
Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that Sponsor or Administrator find to be
acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to
undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such
an attempt be made, Sponsor reserve the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted
by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
11. PUBLICITY. EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, EACH WINNER GRANTS TO SPONSOR AND
THE NCTC-MEMBER CABLE OPERATOR (WHICH GRANT WILL BE CONFIRMED IN WRITING ON REQUEST
OF SPONSOR, NCTC MEMBER CABLE OPERATOR), OR THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES,
AFFILIATES, AGENTS (INCLUDING ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES), CONTRACTORS,
SUPPLIERS, AND THOSE ACTING PURSUANT TO ITS AUTHORITY, THE RIGHT AND PERMISSION TO PRINT,
PUBLISH, BROADCAST, AND USE, WORLDWIDE IN ANY MEDIA NOW KNOWN OR HEREAFTER DEVELOPED,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WORLD WIDE WEB, AT ANY TIME OR TIMES, EACH WINNER’S NAME,
PORTRAIT, PICTURE, VOICE, LIKENESS, ADDRESS (CITY AND STATE ONLY) AND BIOGRAPHICAL
INFORMATION FOR ADVERTISING, TRADE, AND PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES (INCLUDING THE
ANNOUNCEMENT OF HIS OR HER NAME ON ANY FORM OF MEDIA) WITHOUT ADDITIONAL
CONSIDERATION, COMPENSATION, PERMISSION, OR NOTIFICATION. PARTICIPANTS AGREE THAT
SPONSOR SHALL OWN THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES, WHICH WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED OR
RETURNED, AND THAT SPONSOR AND ITS DESIGNEES SHALL HAVE THE PERPETUAL, WORLDWIDE
RIGHT TO EDIT, PUBLISH, AND USE THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES IN ANY WAY AND IN ANY MEDIA FOR
TRADE, ADVERTISING, PROMOTIONAL, AND/OR OTHER PURPOSES AS SPONSOR AND/OR ITS DESIGNEES
MAY DETERMINE WITHOUT FURTHER CONSIDERATION TO PARTICIPANTS OR ANY THIRD PARTY.
12. GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION. The Sweepstakes and these Official Rules are governed by and shall
be construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the State of New York (as distinguished from the choice of
law rules) and the United States of America applicable to contracts made and performed entirely in New York and
where the relevant contacts are with such state. Except where prohibited, as a condition of participating in this
Sweepstakes, each Participant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or
connected with this Sweepstakes, the Prize awarded, or the determination of the Official Winner shall be resolved
individually, without resort to any form of class action. Participant further agrees that in any cause of action, the
Sweepstakes Entities’ entire liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in
no event shall the Sweepstakes Entities be liable for attorneys’ fees and/or experts’ fees and costs. Participant
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waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or
indirect damages and Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
13. USE OF INFORMATION. By entering the Sweepstakes, each Participant agrees that Participant’s entry and
any other personally identifiable information collected or used in connection with the Sweepstakes may be used by
Sponsor in accordance with its Privacy Policy, as posted on www.nick.com.
14. RULES/WINNERS LIST. To receive the name of the Winners or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-
addressed, stamped envelope to: “2021 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Sweepstakes” c/o Promotion
Headquarters, P.O. Box 55133, Atlanta, GA 30308, for receipt by May 22, 2021. Please specify “Rules” or “Winner
Info”. You may also view the Official Rules by visiting the Sweepstakes Site during the Sweepstakes Period.