Share Your Story Contest Rules

The following promotion is intended for viewing only in the United States and the District of Columbia, and will be construed and evaluated according to the laws of the United States.  Do not proceed if you are not a legal U.S. resident or are accessing the promotion from outside the United States or the District of Columbia.

SHARE YOUR STORY

OFFICIAL RULES & VIDEO RELEASE

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

How To Enter:

Beginning at 12:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on June 17, 2019, until 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on November 8, 2019 (the “Contest Period”), you may enter the “Share Your Story” contest by submitting a video testimonial of how [$StationName$] has impacted your life in a positive way (“Promotion”).  The Promotion is sponsored by Salem Media Group, Inc. and {{Station_licensee}}, licensee of [$StationName$] (collectively, “Main Sponsor”). Promotion is being promoted on, and entries are being collected from, radio stations in multiple cities and through other websites.    Entries from all sources will be combined and Promotion winner will then be selected from among such entries.    Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received through this station and such other media.  Video submissions received prior to or after the Contest Period are considered invalid.   Multiple video submissions are allowed, however, only one (1) video submission per person will be eligible for the Grand Prize (as defined below) consideration.  If an entrant submits multiple video testimonials, Main Sponsor will advance the video submission with the highest score for Grand Prize consideration.

During the Contest Period, you may enter the Promotion by visiting the following Website: https://933fmthefish.com and completing and submitting the online entry form and video testimonial.  Online entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address, LinkedIn account, Twitter account, Google account, or iHeart Radio account submitted at the time of entry.  The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the (i) email address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning the email address or the domain associated with the submitted email address or (ii) LinkedIn, Twitter, Google, or iHeart Radio account by LinkedIn, Twitter, Google, or iHeart Radio, as applicable.  Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address or LinkedIn, Twitter, Google or iHeart Radio account.

Video entries submitted will not be acknowledged or returned.  Use of any device or method to automate entry is prohibited.  Incorrect, illegible, corrupt, and incomplete entries are void.  Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt.

Eligibility:

The Promotion is open to all legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry (except that residents of Alabama and Nebraska must be at least 19 years of age at the time of entry and residents of Mississippi must be at least 21 years of age at the time of entry).  Employees of Main Sponsor or Aptivada LLC, their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, advertising agencies, participating sponsors/promotional partners, and the members of their immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings or children) or households (whether related or not) are ineligible to participate or win.  This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.   Void outside the United States and where prohibited by law.  

Entrants are required to provide truthful eligibility information and the Main Sponsor will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent.  Main Sponsor will disqualify any entry from any individual who does not meet the eligibility requirements and will also delete any entry as required by law.

Release:

By uploading content to [INSERT URL HERE] as an entry to the [INSERT CONTEST NAME HERE], and without further action or consent required by Entrant other than the uploading of such content, Entrant hereby irrevocably grants to SALEM MEDIA GROUP, INC. and its subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities (collectively “Owner”) the absolute and irrevocable worldwide right and permission to use, re-use, display, distribute, transmit, publish, re-publish, or copy, either in whole or in part, either digitally, in print, or in any other medium now or hereafter known, for marketing and/or sales purposes, the video, audio or other content uploaded by me (collectively “Provided Content”), or in which Entrant may be included.  Entrant understands and agrees that Owner may or may not use Entrant’s name in conjunction with the provided Content as determined in their respective sole and absolute discretion.

Entrant hereby releases, discharges, indemnifies and holds Owner and their respective agents, representatives, and assignees from and against any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of the Uploaded Content, including without limitation any and all claims for invasion of privacy, right of publicity, and defamation.  

Entrant represents that Entrant is over the age of eighteen (18) years, that no image of a person under the age of eighteen (18) years is represented or included in the Uploaded Content, and that Entrant has read the foregoing and fully understand its contents.  This Release shall be binding upon Entrant, Entrant’s heirs, Entrant’s legal representatives, and Entrant’s assigns.

This Release is made and entered into under the laws of the State of California and it shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of said state.  This Release represents the entire agreement regarding the subject matter hereof.  No modification of this Release shall be of any effect unless it is made in writing and signed by Entrant and Owner.

Submission Process and Scoring:

Once an entrant submits a video testimonial, staff members of the Main Sponsor will review the video to make sure that it complies with the Video Submission Requirements and Specifications as specified below.  If the video adheres to such requirements, it will then be eligible for Grand Prize consideration.  

A panel of judges as selected by Main Sponsor will judge the video submissions and determine the three (3) Grand Prize winners. The judges will use the following criteria to evaluate the video submissions: Content & Reproduction-80%, Video Quality-15%, and Video Length-5%.

Prizes and Odds of Winning:

There are three (3) Grand Prize winners. Each Grand Prize winner will receive one (1) $1,000 VISA gift card (“Grand Prize”).  No transfer, substitution, or cash equivalent will be given for the Grand Prize, provided however, Main Sponsor may, at its sole discretion, substitute a Grand Prize of equal or greater value.

Winners NEED NOT be present to win.  Odds of winning depend upon the total number of video submissions approved for Grand Prize consideration.

Winner Selection and Notification:

All decisions of Main Sponsor with respect to the Promotion are final.

Potential winner(s) will be selected on or about December 13, 2019 at approximately 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) by the panel of judges as selected by the Main Sponsor.  Winners will not be publicly announced on the website(s) of the Main Sponsor or Aptivada LLC, their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, advertising agencies, participating sponsors/promotional partners.

Main Sponsor anticipates that the potential winners will be contacted either by phone, e-mail using the e-mail address provided at entry, in writing, or via the social media account provided at entry within ten (10) days of selection as winners.  Winners must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility, liability release, publicity release, guest/traveling companion release, or similar document within ten (10) days of notification attempt or winner may be disqualified at Main Sponsor’s sole discretion and the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be chosen.  Main Sponsor reserves the right to select an alternate winner(s) in a random drawing format that shall be determined by Main Sponsor.  If a potential winner(s) cannot be contacted, fails to complete, sign and return any required affidavit or release within the required time period, or fails to comply with these rules, the potential winner(s) may be disqualified at Main Sponsor’s sole discretion.  An entrant who provides a mobile wireless number to Main Sponsor in connection with a promotion, including by providing a mobile number for winner notification purposes, is responsible for informing Main Sponsor if his or her number is reassigned to another person at any time before the end of the Promotion and for providing an alternative number where he or she may be reached.

Video Submission Requirements and Specifications:

To enter the Promotion, you must record a video testimonial on a video camera or a smart mobile device to share your story on how the Main Sponsor station(s) has impacted your life in a positive way. A video submission should not exceed 2:00 minutes in length.

Video Camera Requirements:

  • 1080P, (1920x1080)
  • 30 fps (camera may say "30p," "30 fps" or "29.97 fps”) .mov or .mp4
  • Record in a quiet place and be sure person being filmed speaks loud and clear.
  • Use a tripod if you have access to one or know somebody with access to one or use “Steady Shot” feature.
  • Frame the shot chest-up and allow enough headroom, so the top of the head is visible.
  • Use an off-center light source, if possible, or at least film in a well-lit area where the light source is in front of the person being filmed.
  • Have the person being filmed count down "3, 2, 1..." before starting and be sure video camera is recording before the count of "3".

Smart Mobile Device Requirements:

  • Landscape orientation (horizontal).
  • 30 fps (camera may say "30p," "30 fps" or "29.97 fps”).
  • Please record in a quiet and well-lit place where the light source is in front of the person being filmed.
  • Frame the shot chest-up, and allow enough headroom, so the top of the head is visible.
  • Keep the smart mobile device camera as steady as possible. Use a tripod or use something solid as a support of the smart mobile device camera.
  • Film in a well-lit area, where the lighting is in front of the person being filmed, not behind the person being filmed.
  • Have the person being filmed count down "3, 2, 1..." before starting and be sure smart mobile device camera is recording before the count of "3"

Video Submission Content Restrictions:

  • The video submission cannot contain material that violates or infringes the rights of others, including, but not limited to, privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights (including copyright, trademark, and patent rights). In this regard, the video submission cannot contain copyrighted music, images, footage, artwork, or videos, unless such content is owned or properly licensed by entrant;
  • The video submission cannot contain any trademarks, logos, or brand names;
  • The video submission cannot defame or invade the privacy rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased;
  • The video submission cannot contain degrading, derogatory, insulting, slanderous, or libelous materials;
  • The video submission cannot contain inappropriate, indecent, filthy, obscene, hateful, or discriminatory materials, as determined in Main Sponsor’s sole discretion; and
  • The video submission cannot contain unlawful or illegal materials or materials contrary to the laws or regulations in the jurisdiction in which the video submission was created.

Conditions:

Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner(s).  Winner(s) will be required to complete (including by filling in the winner’s full Social Security Number) and submit an IRS Form W-9 or the equivalent for receipt of any prize valued at $600 or more or for any prizes awarded by Main Sponsor in a calendar year with an aggregate value of $600 or more.  Failure to submit a complete W-9 or equivalent will result in disqualification and forfeiture of the prize.

Participating in the Promotion and acceptance of a prize constitutes a winner’s and guest’s (where applicable) permission for Main Sponsor or its agents to photograph, film and record each winner, and to use his/her name, address (city and state), likeness, photograph, voice, biographical information and/or any statements made by him/her regarding the Promotion or its sponsors for  purposes of trade, publicity or promotion without additional financial or other compensation, and, Main Sponsor may, where legal, require a winner (and guest or travel companion, where applicable) to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize.  It is the responsibility of the winner(s) to ensure that their guest(s) or travel companion(s) sign and return to Main Sponsor any required release.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, by participating in the Promotion, you:

agree to grant Main Sponsor a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to edit, telecast, exhibit, rerun, reproduce, use, syndicate, license, print, distribute and otherwise exploit any items (including any photos, videos, audio, or written material) submitted as part of your Promotion entry (the “Materials”), or any portion thereof, in any manner and in any and all formats and media now known or hereafter devised, without payment to you or any third party;

acknowledge that Main Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, not to use the Materials at all; and

represent and warrant that: you meet the minimum age requirements specified in the eligibility criteria; you have the full legal right, power and authority to grant to Main Sponsor the license provided for herein; you own or control the complete exhibition and other rights to the Materials you submitted for the purposes contemplated in this license; you are either the parent (or legal guardian) of any minor featured in the Materials or have received the express consent of the parent (or legal guardian) for any such minor to appear in the Materials and to enter the minor’s likeness in the Materials in the contest; and neither the Materials nor the exercise of the rights granted herein shall infringe upon or violate the right of privacy or right of publicity of, or constitute a libel or slander against, or violate any common law or any other right of, any person or entity.

Prior to awarding any prize or prize certificate and depending on the nature of the prize and eligibility requirements of the Promotion, Main Sponsor in its sole discretion may require verification of Promotion winner’s or winners’ identification by a showing of valid government-issued photo identification.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, by participating and/or accepting a prize, entrants, winner(s) and guests (if applicable) agree to release and hold harmless Main Sponsor, Aptivada LLC, their respective sponsor(s) and promotional partner(s), their advertising and promotion agencies, any social media platform utilized in the conduct of the Promotion (including but not limited to Facebook, Inc.) and each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents, representatives, successors, and assigns of each of them (collectively, the “Released Parties”) against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize or participation in the Promotion.  Main Sponsor may also require eligible Promotion winner(s) and their guests or travel companions, if any, to sign a liability release confirming such consent.  It is the responsibility of the winner(s) to ensure that their guest(s) or travel companion(s) sign and return to Main Sponsor any required release.

Main Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person (and all of their entries) from the Promotion if he or she tampers or is suspected of having tampered with the entry process, the operation of the Promotion, or the operation of any Website, Facebook Page, and/or any other social networking site used in the Promotion, or is otherwise in violation of the rules.  Main Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Promotion, or any part of it, if it is not capable of completion as planned or if any fraud, technical failures or any factor beyond Main Sponsor’s control, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Promotion as determined by Main Sponsor in is sole discretion.  Any attempt by an entrant or any person to deliberately damage any Website, Facebook Page, and/or any other social networking site used in the Promotion or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil laws.  Should such an attempt be made, Main Sponsor reserves the right to seek full prosecution and/or damages from any such individual to the fullest extent permitted by law.  Main Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of this provision.  If due to circumstances beyond the control of the Main Sponsor, any competition or prize-related event or travel is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, Main Sponsor reserves the right, but not the obligation, to modify, terminate, suspend or cancel the Promotion and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.

The Released Parties are not responsible for (i) typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the Promotion, or in the announcement of a prize; (ii) entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties, malfunctions, disconnections, other technological failures, telephone service outages, delays, dropped calls, or busy signals, or any other difficulties that may prevent an individual from sending or receiving a text message; or (iii) lost, stolen, mangled, misdirected, postage due, illegible, incomplete, incorrect, or late entries.  Further, the Released Parties are not responsible if any part of a Promotion prize that cannot be awarded due to acts of god, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, acts of terrorism or other factors beyond Main Sponsor’s control.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, by participating in the Promotion, you understand and agree that:

the Federal Arbitration Act applies to this agreement, and if the parties are unable to resolve their dispute amicably, it shall be resolved by means of binding arbitration (not in a court of law);

any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action (even if the rules and procedures of the arbitration tribunal allow class arbitrations);

any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion, but in no event and under no circumstances will entrants or winners be permitted to obtain awards for attorneys’ fees, and you hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, or any other form of damages, other than actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased;

any claim or dispute regarding the Promotion or these Official Rules will be resolved pursuant to the laws of the State or Commonwealth in which the Main Sponsor is located, without regard to the conflicts of laws and rules of that State or Commonwealth;

any claim or dispute regarding the Promotion or these Official Rules will be resolved in a tribunal within the State or Commonwealth in which the Main Sponsor is located, and you submit to the jurisdiction of, and waive all objections to the jurisdiction or venue of, such tribunal; and

if for any reason a claim or dispute regarding the Promotion or these Official Rules proceeds in court rather than through arbitration, there will not be a jury trial.

The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules, including but not limited to the agreement to arbitrate, shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.   If any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained herein.

To obtain a copy of the Official Rules or a list of winner(s) following completion of the Promotion (please specify which), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (VT residents may omit return postage) specifying “Official Rules” or “Winner List” to “Share Your Story” Winner List or Official Rules Request, [Salem Events & Marketing. 4880 Santa Rosa Rd. Camarillo, CA 93012].  All such requests must be received within thirty (30) days following completion of the Promotion.

Official Rules, Terms of Use Agreement & Privacy Policy:

By entering this Promotion, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and Main Sponsor’s Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

Main Sponsor: 

Salem Media Group, Inc.
4880 Santa Rosa Rd.
Camarillo, CA 93012

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