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Contest Rules



AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

SEASON XXVII – 2016-2017
(Revised 8/24/16)

  1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION
  2. Cara Communications Corporation (d/b/a Vin Di Bona Productions) is the sponsor of the Season XXVII contest (“Contest”) and the producer (“Producer”) of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (the “Program” or “AFV”), a television series featuring home videos and seeking submissions by members of the public of their home videos showing funny and/or unique events for possible telecast on the ABC Television Network owned by American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. (“Network” or “ABC”). At Producer and/or Network’s sole discretion, videos submitted may also be posted on, but in no way limited to, the AFV.com website, the AFVOfficial fan page on Facebook, and/or Youtube.com/afv.official and may be further used as stated herein and/or in the submission materials. Only videos conforming to Network’s Broadcast Standards and Practices, based on Producer’s and Network’s judgment, as they determine in their sole discretion, will be eligible for consideration in the Contest.

    The Contest is currently scheduled to consist of: (i) approximately nineteen (19) and twenty (20) contestant shows, each with a first, second and third prize awarded for the best videos in each show (each a “Contestant Show”) and; (ii) two (2) One Hundred Thousand Dollar (USD $100,000) prize shows and; (iii) one (1) grand prize show awarding (“Grand Prize Award Show”). See sections IV, V and VI for information on criteria, voting, and prize. All monetary prizes shall be paid in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise determined by Producer in its sole discretion. The Contestant Shows will be divided into 2 blocks. Each block will consist of between 9 and 10 Contestant Shows, and will be followed by a One Hundred Thousand Dollar ($100,000) prize show, which will feature the first place winners from each of the Contestant Shows in the corresponding block of Contestant Shows. The number of videos per show and/or total number of shows in the Contest or per block are subject to change in Producer’s sole discretion. If the 2016 – 2017 season series is unable to be completed due to any forces beyond Producer’s control, such as cancellation or a guild strike, Producer reserves the right not to award any or all of the prizes set forth above. Please see section VII of these rules regarding additional rules for awarding of prizes.

  3. PROCEDURES
    1. Persons wishing to enter may upload as many different home videos as they wish on the AFV website at AFV.com/upload by following the instructions on the website or via the AFV mobile applications for Android and iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) available for free download on Google Play or the iTunes App Store, respectively by following the instructions in the application, or via the AFV Official Facebook fan page by following instructions on the fan page. Submitting your videos(s) on the aforementioned platforms and agreeing to the terms of service thereof transfers exclusive ownership in the submitted video to Producer. If submitting by mail, entrants (each an “Entrant”) should send their video(s) to “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” P.O. Box 4333, Hollywood, CA 90078. Videos will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. See section VIII for information on deadlines.
    2. If submitting by mail, Entrants should include their return address, email address, if available, telephone number and a brief written description of the video(s) being submitted.
    3. All submissions become the sole property of Producer and may be used in any manner, commercial or otherwise, in any and all media and/or technologies now known or hereafter devised throughout the universe in perpetuity. Entrants submitting by mail should include a written request and a $3.00 handling fee per video, in U.S. money order, if they wish Producer to return their video(s), which will be done on a rolling basis during the 2016 – 2017 season. Producer reserves the right to destroy all videos for which a written request for return and the handling fee were not sent at the time of submission(s). Producer is not responsible for lost, damaged or misdirected videos under any circumstances. Please keep a copy of your submission.
    4. If you are mailing your submission, all home video formats are acceptable (VHS, 8MM, Hi-8, digital video). Videos shot for commercial distribution and/or commercial broadcast purposes are not eligible for any prizes. Home videos transferred to DVD or CD-ROM will be accepted provided they meet eligibility and broadcast requirements. 8MM film transferred to videotape is also accepted.
    5. AFV is broadcast in High Definition (HD) so, if submitting videos via the AFV.com website, or the AFV Official fan page on Facebook, or via the AFV mobile applications for Android OR iOs, please submit your highest quality video file up to 2 GB. The recommended and preferred specifications are 30 or 60 Frames Per Second with 1920×1080 or 1280×720 Resolution. Other resolutions and Frames Per Second are acceptable. Acceptable file formats are: MPEG (.mpg/.mpeg/.m4v), QuickTime Movie (.mov), AVI (.avi), and Windows Media Video (.WMV). Producer particularly recommends MPEG4 (MPG) compression types (CODECS) such as H.264, DivX, Xvid, and AVC. The recommended length is up to 10 minutes. Message and data rates may apply for videos submitted via the AFV mobile applications; Entrants are responsible for all fees incurred through their wireless device associated with participation in this Contest. Please consult your wireless service provider for details regarding your message and data plan(s). Instructions for uploading the videos can be found on the “America’s Funniest Home Videos” website at: AFV.com/upload, and on the AFV Official fan page on Facebook, and in the AFV mobile applications for Android and iOs. Entrant understands and agrees his/her video submission may receive exposure on AFV.com and/or Youtube.com/afvofficial and/or other websites, platforms and media as Producer determines in its sole discretion and may be subjected to comments and popularity ratings from the public at large. Producer is not responsible in any manner for any remarks posted by the public pertaining to an Entrant or an Entrant’s video. Additional information regarding online submissions may be available at AFV.com.
    6. Videos that purport to be spontaneous must be so, or Entrant must explicitly disclose the circumstances of the taping at time of entry.
    7. Producer reserves the right to edit and/or alter any submission in Producer’s sole discretion.
    8. Producer’s decisions regarding all Contest matters are final and non-appealable. All submissions are subject to the terms of these rules and all Entrants agree to be bound by these rules and Producer’s decisions. Producer reserves the right in its sole discretion to amend these rules at any time and Producer will post the revised rules on AFV.com. Due to the ongoing nature of the Contest, the rules are updated several times throughout the season; please review them on AFV.com frequently. The rules in effect at whatever time the submission is judged will apply regardless of submission date.
    9. Producer reserves the right to alter the number of contestants in each show and the number of Contestant Shows in each block at any time.
    10. Producer is not responsible for Internet system and hardware failures; delayed, incomplete or unsuccessful transmission of video or other entry information; technical malfunctions of any kind; human error; information loss and downtime; or any costs, losses, liability or damages resulting from any such failures. In the event of any such technical difficulty, malfunction or error, Producer reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to take such actions as it deems appropriate in keeping with the fairness and integrity of the Contest, including without limitation a determination to take no action.
  4. ELIGIBILITY
    1. Employees of Cara Communications Corporation, d/b/a Vin Di Bona Productions, ABC, Disney Destinations, LLC, each of their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies and anyone involved in the production or administration of the Contest and/or the Program, as well as the immediate family/same household members of any of the foregoing individuals are not eligible to enter or to win any prizes. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, grandchildren, step-grandchildren, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three (3) non-consecutive months a year, whether related or not.
    2. The Contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Canada, excluding Quebec, and to active members of the United States Armed Forces who are deployed abroad (excluding such persons who are otherwise legal residents of and/or deployed in the geographical areas listed below) and their immediate family members residing with them. Void in Quebec, Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and other U.S. territories and possessions, and where prohibited or restricted by law.
    3. Producer reserves the right to at any time implement new eligibility criteria and/or modify existing eligibility criteria, including, without limitation, geographical and age restrictions.
    4. Entrant must be 13 years of age or older as of the date of entry. Written parental consent will be required for persons under 18 (or who are not of the age of majority in their state of domicile) for their entries to be considered.
    5. Entrant (and, any person appearing in the entry) must not be a candidate for public office and must agree not to become such a candidate for eighteen (18) months from the date Entrant submits a home video exclusive release and personal release to Producer.
    6. Videos must not have been telecast on national television prior to video’s first appearance on the Program to be eligible for the Contest, regardless of Entrant’s knowledge of, or participation in such telecast. After submission of your video, it must be exclusive to Cara Communications Corporation, d/b/a Vin Di Bona Productions and ABC, and you must be able to grant to Producer all rights set forth in the consent forms and/or other releases as required by Producer (collectively, the “Releases”). If your submitted video was posted on an internet website(s) pre or post submission to Producer, Producer reserves the right to have you remove the video from any website which, in Producer’s determination, would bring Producer, the Network, the Contest or the Program into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule, or which reflects unfavorably upon Producer, the Network, the Contest, the Program or any sponsor of the Program or the Contest. Producer reserves the right to disqualify your entry at any time if you fail to remove your video from a website as so directed by Producer.
    7. Each Entrant acknowledges and agrees that his/her submission may or may not receive exposure in any or all types of media, including without limitation social media sites, news, and entertainment sites (collectively, the “Media”), that competing submissions may receive more or less exposure in the Media prior or subsequent to submission to AFV, and that Producer, ABC and/or third parties may initiate, assist or cooperate with Media requests or exposure in connection with any submission(s). Entrant understands, agrees and assumes the risk that Media exposure of his/her submission, if any, may not be the same or commensurate with that of other competing submissions. Entrant explicitly acknowledges and agrees that the Releases given by Entrant shall cover any claim, expense or liability arising from or relating to such Media contact or exposure, or the lack thereof. Entrant agrees that he/she will report all requests for interviews or any other direct or indirect Media contact to Vin Di Bona Productions for approval, in Producer’s sole discretion, prior to participating in any interview or other Media contact.
    8. The order in which videos are presented in a Contestant Show, and the order in which Contestant Shows are broadcast will be determined in Producer’s sole discretion.
    9. All Entrants agree that neither Producer nor ABC is responsible for any error, omission, interruption, delay, deletion or defect with respect to the transmission and/or broadcast of any program including, without limitation, any local, regional or national preemption (whether partial or total). All Entrants expressly assume the risk of program preemptions, which may occur nationally or in certain local markets including without limitation in the market in which a prize finalist may reside. Any such preemption(s) may occur at any time and may affect, in whole or in part, the airing of any episode. The preempted episode(s) may or may not be broadcast at an alternate time and the date and time of such rescheduled broadcast, should it occur, may or may not be announced in advance and may or may not draw the same number of viewers as the originally scheduled date and time. Producer may at its sole option elect to disregard any such preemption in administering the Contest or take any other measures it deems suitable to address any such preemption.
    10. Producer reserves the right to at any time change voting eligibility and procedures.
    11. In addition to the rights granted when uploading submissions to AFV.com, or any other electronic form of submission, Entrants whose videos are chosen for possible inclusion in an episode of the Program must sign a Release and Indemnity in the form presented by Producer attesting, among other things, to the fact that they are the rightful owners of the submitted videos and that the video may be submitted and broadcast, and ownership transferred to Producer, without obtaining permission from or making any payment to any third party. Any submission containing third party content may be subject to disqualification. All persons submitting a video or appearing in or heard in a video must sign the applicable Release(s) (which shall, among other things, grant to Producer the ownership rights in the video(s) and the right to use such person’s name, voice and likeness in any manner, commercial or otherwise, and in any and all media and/or technologies whether now known or hereafter devised throughout the universe and in perpetuity, including, without limitation, for programming, promotional and advertising purposes) before the submission can be eligible for prize awards. A legal guardian must sign the Release forms for minors. Failure to provide requested Releases and/or consents may result in disqualification of Entrant. These Release forms will be provided by the Producer following video submission. Notwithstanding the foregoing, and without limitation of the rights granted to Producer, the submission of a video constitutes the Entrant’s permission to use the video and the name, voice and likeness of the Entrant, as well as the Entrant’s representation that he/she has obtained all necessary permissions and approvals to use the video and the name, voice and likeness of all persons appearing in the video, in and in connection with the Program and any and all other exploitations thereof or otherwise, including, without limitation, for programming, advertising and promotional purposes, in all media and/or technologies, now known or hereinafter created.
    12. Each submission must be solely the original work of Entrant(s)/submitter(s) and/or each Entrant represents that his/her submission does not infringe on any third party’s copyrighted material trademark or other intellectual property rights, or privacy or publicity rights.
    13. By submitting an entry, each Entrant agrees to release, discharge, defend and hold harmless Cara Communications Corporation d/b/a Vin Di Bona Productions, ABC, Disney Destinations, LLC, the broadcasters/distributors of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies and each of their respective licensees, assigns, officers, directors, employees, members, partners, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”), from and against any claim, expense or liability arising from or related to submission, exhibition or exploitation of the entry, participation in this Contest, appearance on the Program, or otherwise and/or acceptance or use or misuse of any prize (including any travel or activity related thereto).
    14. Each Entrant agrees that his/her participation and submission shall be governed by and construed under and in accordance with the laws of the United States and of the State of California applicable to contracts entered into and wholly performed therein. Each Entrant consents and agrees to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts of the State of California, located in the County of Los Angeles. Any claims shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and all such claims shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event to include attorneys’ fees.
  5. JUDGING CRITERIA
    1. Videos will be judged by Producer on the basis of humor and/or uniqueness. Examples of videos that have been considered include those showing silly blunders at social occasions; unexpected foul-ups involving children; animal antics; slip-ups during sports or vacation activities; bloopers during plays, recitals, parades or speeches; practical jokes; natural phenomena; and life’s annoyances. From time to time, the Producer may request home videos on specific topics, such as for the show’s “Assignment America” requests. Such submissions will be included with the general submission pool for Contest purposes and will compete with the general submission pool for any prizes unless otherwise stated. All videos must conform to Network’s Broadcast Standards and Practices policies, based on Producer’s and Network’s judgment, as they determine in their sole discretion.
    2. Producer will select videos for inclusion in each Contestant Show as follows:
      1. Each video will be assigned a number, and logged in.
      2. Producer’s representatives will conduct an initial review (the “Initial Review”) of all submissions and will (as determined by Producer in its sole discretion) advance those videos reflecting a sufficient level of humor and/or uniqueness to warrant further consideration. Any video which does not advance past Initial Review will be rejected for use as a contestant video at that time. Producer reserves the right to reevaluate any submission at any time, but has no obligation to do so.
      3. Producer will view videos that are advanced beyond Initial Review for possible consideration in a particular show.
  6. CONTESTANT SHOWS ($10,000)
    1. The voting procedure for the Contestant Shows will be as follows, unless otherwise specified:
      1. Of the videos included in each Contestant Show, the Producer will select 3 finalists based on humor and/or uniqueness as determined by Producer in its sole discretion. During the taping of the show, members of the studio audience will vote for their favorite video from among the 3 finalists and use an electronic voting system (or an alternate voting system, including but not limited to voting by the general public in person, by telephone or over the internet, as determined by Producer). The first, second and third prizes will be awarded based on the number of valid votes cast for each of the 3 finalists.
      2. In the event of a tie for the $10,000 prize, the vote will be taken again, between the tying entries, until the tie is broken. In the event of a tie for second place, both videos will receive the second place prize money (and there will be no third prize awarded).
      3. Producer will pre-screen audience members and obtain signed affidavits in which audience members attest (i) that they are not related to or acquainted with, in fact or by reputation, any of the individuals who submitted, shot or appear in any of the finalist videos and (ii) that they have no relationship to the Producer, the AFV contestants, ABC, Disney Destinations, LLC, or any parent, subsidiary and/or affiliated company of any of the foregoing entities or any employee of any of the foregoing entities. Audience members with any relationship to AFV contestants and audience members who are employees, representatives or agents of Cara Communications Corporation, d/b/a Vin Di Bona Productions, ABC, Disney Destinations, LLC, or the parent, subsidiary, and/or any affiliated companies of any of the foregoing and anyone involved in the production, administration or judging of the Contest, as well as immediate family/same household members of anyone so employed or engaged are ineligible to vote.
    2. Producer reserves the right to use alternate judging and/or voting procedures, as determined by Producer, for any show or segment including, without limitation, for any Contestant Show, special shows or segments, in Producer’s sole discretion.
    3. For the Contestant Shows, the first prize for each Contestant Show is $10,000. Second prize is $3,000. Third prize is $2,000.
    4. Videos included in a Contestant Show and telecast are not eligible for first, second or third place prize in future Contestant Shows. At Producer’s sole option, any video may be retained and considered for use and reuse, and used and reused, in any subsequent edition of the Program, any other program or production, and/or for ancillary or other use in any and all media and/or technologies now known or hereafter devised throughout the universe in perpetuity.
  7. $100,000 SHOWS AND GRAND PRIZE AWARD SHOW:
    1. The season’s Contestant Shows will be divided into 2 blocks as set forth above, at Producer’s sole discretion. The first place winners from each block will compete for a prize of $100,000.
    2. The criteria for selecting the prize winner of each block will be humor and/or uniqueness.
    3. The two (2) winners of the $100,000 shows will compete as set forth below for the opportunity to win a vacation prize (“Grand Prize”) in the Grand Prize Award Show.
    4. If the Program and/or any episodes are cancelled or cannot be completed prior to the completion of all Contestant Shows in a block, Producer reserves the right to not award a $100,000 prize and/or the Grand Prize, to reduce or substitute for the announced prize, and/or to modify the means by which a winner will be selected. Further, any reference in this paragraph or otherwise to a contestant (“Contestant”) competing in a prize show or other episode or contest shall be subject to Contestant not being in breach of any provision of this Agreement or any related agreement, or rules of Contest, AFV or Network.
    5. The voting procedure for the $100,000 shows and the Grand Prize Award Show will be as follows, unless otherwise specified:
      1. The videos will be screened for members of the public at a venue, date(s) and time(s) to be determined by Producer. The videos will be shown in random order without added voice-over or effects. The video receiving the greatest number of valid votes will be deemed the winner.
      2. Producer will pre-screen audience members and obtain signed affidavits in which audience members attest (i) that they are not related to or acquainted with, in fact or by reputation, any of the individuals who submitted, shot or appear in any of the finalist videos and (ii) that they have no relationship to the Producer, the AFV contestants, ABC, Disney Destinations, LLC, or any parent, subsidiary and/or affiliated company of any of the foregoing or to any employee of any of the foregoing. Audience members with any relationship to AFV contestants and audience members who are employees, representatives or agents of Cara Communications Corporation, d/b/a Vin Di Bona Productions, ABC, Disney Destinations, LLC, or the parent, subsidiary, and/or any affiliated companies of any of the foregoing and anyone involved in the production, administration or judging of the Contest, as well as immediate family/same household members of anyone so employed or engaged are ineligible to vote.
    6. Producer reserves the right to use alternate judging or voting procedures for the $100,000 shows and/or the Grand Prize Award Show as determined by the Producer in its sole discretion.
  8. PRIZES
    1. Subject to the terms herein, cash prizes will be awarded to the Entrant(s) up to ninety (90) days after the initial broadcast in which their video appeared, provided that the Entrant(s) certify and establish to Producer’s satisfaction that they are the owner(s) of the video and further provided that they have complied with these Official Rules and have signed all necessary Releases and any other forms as determined by Producer.
    2. The Grand Prize consists of three vacation packages as specified in Attachment A for the winner and up to three (3) guests of the winner’s choosing. The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize, including the cash award (as further described on Attachment “A”), is $48,782.65 USD. See Attachment A to these rules for trip details, conditions and restrictions. Producer reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the Grand Prize, or any portion thereof, is unavailable for any reason.
    3. In the event that a winning video has more than one owner, Producer will divide and distribute any cash prize won by such video in the applicable Contestant Show and, if applicable, the $100,000 show, among the owners of such video (regardless of who submitted the video) so that each owner will receive an equal dollar amount. In the event the video that wins the Grand Prize has more than one owner, Producer will divide and distribute the elements of the Grand Prize described herein among the owners of the video in a manner that Producer deems equitable in Producers sole and absolute discretion. Only one (1) Grand Prize (as described in Attachment A to these Official Rules) will be awarded for best video in the Grand Prize Award show, regardless of the number of owners of such video. All divisions and distributions of any prize will be determined by Producer in its sole discretion. In all instances, potential prize winner(s) will be required to sign any forms required by Producer in order to receive a prize. Winners of any prize are solely responsible for all applicable foreign, federal, state and local taxes.
    4. If the anticipated complement of episodes for the 2016 – 2017 season series is not completed for any reason, including without limitation as a result of program cancellation or labor dispute, Producer reserves the right to terminate, suspend and/or modify the competition, award the prizes by any other means Producer deems appropriate, and/or limit, reduce or not award the announced prizes. Thus, for example, if for any reason the anticipated complement of episodes of qualifying Contestant Shows has not been completed in any block of shows, Producer reserves the right in its sole discretion to not produce the $100,000 Show and not award the $100,000 prize for that block of Contestant Shows. If there are fewer than two (2) qualifying $100,000 award show winners, then Producer in its sole discretion may decide not to produce a Grand Prize Award Show and not award the Grand Prize, or to award the Grand Prize via alternate means. In all instances, in order for the applicable prize to be awarded for a Contestant show, or a $100,000 show, or a Grand Prize Award Show, such episode must be produced and telecast.
    5. A prize of one (1) AFV tee-shirt shall be awarded to an Entrant if their video is broadcast for the first time on an AFV episode during the 2016 – 2017 season. Only one (1) tee-shirt per video is allotted. If mailing address and/or contact information for the Entrant is no longer valid, Producer is not responsible for delivery of the shirt.
  9. CONTEST DEADLINES
    1. The deadline date for the first Contest block of the 2016 – 2017 season is November 4, 2016. The deadline date for the second Contest block of the 2016 – 2017 season is yet to be determined, but will be announced in these rules in advance of the deadline for submissions. Check these rules on AFV.com frequently for updates. All videos must be received by Producer on or before the applicable deadline date to be eligible for inclusion in that block.

      Deadline dates are subject to change at Producer’s sole discretion.
  10. RELEASES
    1. All Entrants must sign all general Releases and other documents in the form provided by Producer. Releases will include, among other things, a statement that the videos were the exclusive property of the Entrant(s) at the time they were submitted and that the events purported to be spontaneous were in fact spontaneous and not staged.

      Releases must be obtained from all identifiable persons depicted, seen or heard in the videos, as well as the person(s) who recorded the video. A parent or guardian must sign the Release forms for minors.
    2. For more information go to AFV.com, call (310) 442-5600, or write to “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” P.O. Box 4333, Hollywood, CA 90078.



ATTACHMENT “A”
2016-2017 GRAND PRIZE DESCRIPTION



ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE – Adventures by Disney®, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai’i and Disney Cruise Line Vacation Packages

One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded to the winner of the 2016-2017 America’s Funniest Home Videos Season XXVII video contest (the “Winner”) which shall consist of a total of three (3) vacation packages to be used over a period from August 1, 2017 to August 1, 2020. Vacations are for the Winner and up to three (3) guests of the Winner’s choosing. The Winner may choose the order in which the three vacation packages are fulfilled. The Grand Prize shall consist of the following:

  1. One (1) Adventures by Disney® travel package for the Winner and up to three (3) guests (together with the Winner, the “Group”), to commence on or after August 1, 2017 and completed by August 1, 2020 consisting of seven (7) days/six (6) nights to Costa Rica (“Trip”). Trip consists of the following elements for the Group:
    • Up to four (4) roundtrip coach air transportation (may include one or more stops) from a major international commercial airport nearest to the Winner’s residence (as determined by Disney in its sole discretion) (“Airport of Origin”) to a Costa Rica area international airport (as determined by Disney Destinations, LLC (“Disney”) in its sole discretion);
    • Hotel accommodations during the trip (one (1) standard room/quad occupancy per location);
    • Participation in a guided group travel experience (the “Group Travel Experience”) (as determined by Disney in its sole discretion);
    • Services of two (2) Adventure Guides for the Group Travel Experience;
    • Transportation within the land package, including travel between hotels, and to and from group excursions;
    • On-tour luggage handling;
    • Gratuities for bellmen, housekeepers, drivers, activity providers and dining room staff;
    • All meals served as part of the Group Travel Experience itinerary (excludes alcoholic beverages) which includes most meals;
    • Travel taxes imposed on transportation, lodging and services;
    • Entertainment and activities (as determined by Disney in its sole discretion); and
    • A check made out to the Winner in the amount of $3,000 USD which may be used towards meals and travel document fees

    Please note:

    – All travelers must be at least four (4) years old at time of travel. The suggested age for the Trip is eight (8) and older.

    – Group must travel together on the same Trip and must travel from the same Airport of Origin.

    – Travel must be booked sixty (60) days in advance of trip. Travel must be completed between August 1, 2017 and August 1, 2020. Travel dates are subject to availability. Flight details are subject to availability and airline carrier’s regulations and conditions apply. If travel is not booked by June 1, 2020 or completed by August 1, 2020, the prize package will be forfeited without compensation of any kind. No changes will be made to travel details once any element(s) of the travel arrangements have been booked except in Disney’s sole discretion.

    – The Group Travel Experience is not a private tour and may be attended by up to forty-two (42) other travelers.

    – Trip components are subject to change without notice. Additional restrictions and/or inclusions regarding the Trip may apply.

    – Any depiction of the Trip is for illustrative purposes only and may not reflect actual prize won.

    – All expenses not specifically mentioned above are not included and are solely the Winner’s responsibility, including but not limited to: round trip transportation between the Winner’s residence and any Airport of Origin, activities and ground transportation not expressly included in the Trip, meals not served as part of the Group Travel Experience, alcoholic beverages, baggage fees, customs and immigration fees; passport costs; travel insurance, laundry service, merchandise, parking, room service, service charges, souvenirs, spa services and other optional activities, telephone calls and income and other taxes which are not expressly included in the Trip.

    The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Adventures By Disney® travel package is $22,476. Actual prize value depends on a number of factors, including the location of the Winner’s residence, booking and travel dates, and the number of Group members. The actual value of the prize awarded may be lower or higher at the time it is fulfilled. If the actual value of the Prize is less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded.

    1. All members of the Group will be required to execute and return a Release of Liability and Publicity Release (where allowed by law) prior to participation.
    2. Travel arrangements must be made through Disney’s agent and on a carrier of Disney’s choice. The hotel accommodations will be determined at the sole discretion of Disney.
    3. Members of the Group are solely responsible for obtaining any and all necessary travel documents (valid photo I.D., credit card, Passport, etc.) before departure. Any picture identification requirements associated with air travel are the Group member’s responsibility.
    4. Winner is required to have and present at least one major credit card in good standing for hotel check-in.
    5. If any member of the Group is under the age of majority in his or her state or province of residence (a “minor”), the minor must travel with his/her parent or legal guardian as part of the Group in the same room.
    6. Certain restrictions, as determined by Disney, may apply. If the Group cannot comply with these restrictions, the Adventures By Disney® travel package will be forfeited in its entirety.
    7. The Adventures By Disney® travel package (and all elements thereof) are not redeemable for cash and are non-transferable except in Disney’s sole and absolute discretion. The package may not be sold or transferred to any other person or third party. The Trip may not be combined with any other offer, and travel may not qualify for frequent flier miles, award points or other perquisites. Lost or mutilated tickets will not be replaced. Airline tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable, and are not valid for upgrades.
    8. If any portion of the prize is not available for any reason then Disney reserves the right to substitute that portion of the prize with another prize of comparable or greater value.
  2. One (1) Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai’i vacation package for the Winner and up to three (3) guests for four (4) nights, five (5) days to consist of the following:
    • If Winner’s residence is located other than on the island of Oahu, up to four (4) roundtrip coach airfares (may include one or more stops) between a major metropolitan airport near Winner’s residence (as determined by Disney in its sole discretion) and the Honolulu International Airport for the Winner and up to three (3) guests (together with the Winner, the “Group”) (Winner is responsible for transportation to/from the major metropolitan airport.)
    • Room accommodations consisting of one (1) standard room (with a maximum of four (4) persons per room) for the Group for four (4) nights at Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai’i (the “Resort”).
    • Airport transfer for the Group to/from Honolulu International Airport and the Resort.
    • Travel taxes imposed on transportation, and services.
    • A check made out to the Winner in the amount of $2,000 which may be used towards meals.

    Please note:

    – Group must travel together on the same itinerary and the same class of travel.

    – Trip must be booked at least forty-five (45) days in advance of travel departure date, and in any event, be booked on or before June 15, 2020. Travel must be taken between August 1, 2017 and August 1, 2020. Travel dates are subject to availability. Flight details are subject to availability and airline carrier’s regulations and conditions apply. If travel is not booked by June 15, 2020 or completed by August 1, 2020, the prize package will be forfeited without compensation of any kind. No changes will be made to travel details once any element(s) of the travel arrangements have been booked except in Disney’s sole discretion.

    – Winner is required to have and present at least one major credit card in good standing in order to check-in.

    – All expenses not specifically mentioned above are not included and are solely the Winner’s responsibility, including but not limited to: meals, alcoholic beverages, travel insurance, laundry service, excursions, spa treatments, telephone calls, merchandise and souvenirs, incidental expenses, tips and gratuities, income and other taxes not expressly included, transportation between Winner’s home and the major metropolitan airport, and airline baggage fees.

    The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Aulani vacation package is $7,196. Actual prize value depends on a number of factors, including the location of the Winner’s residence, booking and travel dates, and the number of Group members. The actual value of the prize awarded may be lower or higher at the time it is fulfilled. If the actual value of the Prize is less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded.

    1. All members of the Group will be required to execute and return a Release of Liability and Publicity Release (where allowed by law) prior to participation.
    2. Travel arrangements must be made through Disney’s agent and on a carrier of Disney’s choice.
    3. Members of the Group are solely responsible for obtaining any and all necessary travel documents (valid photo I.D., credit card, Passport, etc.) before departure. Any picture identification requirements associated with air travel are the Group members’ responsibility.
    4. If any member of the Group is under the age of majority in his or her state or province of residence (a “minor”), the minor must travel with his/her parent or legal guardian as part of the Group or travel with the written permission of such parent or legal guardian in form and substance acceptable to Disney in its sole discretion..
    5. The Aulani vacation package (and all elements thereof) are not redeemable for cash and are non-transferable except in Disney’s sole and absolute discretion. The package may not be sold or transferred to any other person or third party.
    6. The Aulani vacation package may not be combined with any other offer, and travel may not qualify for frequent flier miles, award points or other perquisites. Lost or mutilated tickets will not be replaced. Airline tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable, and are not valid for upgrades.
    7. If any portion of the prize is not available for any reason then Disney reserves the right to substitute that portion of the prize with another prize of comparable or greater value.
  3. One (1) Disney Cruise Line 4-Night Bahamian vacation package for the Winner and up to three (3) guests sailing from Port Canaveral, Florida. Package shall consist of the following:
    • Up to four (4) round trip coach airfares (may include one or more stops) between the major U.S. gateway airport closest to the Winner’s residence and the Orlando International Airport if the Winner resides outside a 200 mile radius of Port Canaveral, Florida
    • Round trip ground transportation from the Orlando International Airport to Port Canaveral, Florida.
    • A four (4) night Cruise on the Disney Dream, Disney Wonder, or Disney Magic (at Disney Cruise Line’s discretion) from Port Canaveral, FL for four (4) persons and includes:
      • One (1) stateroom aboard the Disney Dream, Disney Wonder, or Disney Magic (location/category at the discretion of Disney Cruise Line). Maximum occupancy four (4) people.
      • All meals onboard the Disney Dream, Disney Wonder, or Disney Magic (except Palo and Remy Fine Dining).
      • Pre-paid gratuities, and Taxes, Fees, and Port Expenses (as defined on the Disney Cruise Line website).

    Please note:

    Items not included as part of the vacation package which are the responsibility of the Winner include: shore excursions; travel insurance; nursery charges; laundry service; spa treatments; alcoholic beverages; local and long distance telephone calls; ship to shore communications including internet; merchandise and souvenirs; incidental expenses; additional tips and gratuities; income and other taxes; transportation between Winner’s home and gateway airport; airline baggage fees; and all other costs and expenses not otherwise mentioned herein.

    The estimated retail value of the Disney Cruise Line vacation package is
    $7,853.12 which includes Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses, (as defined on the Disney Cruise Line website).

    1. Vacation must be booked at least forty-five (45) days prior to the intended travel dates and must be taken prior to June 30, 2020 aboard the Disney Dream, Disney Wonder, or Disney Magic (at the discretion of Disney Cruise Line). Please go to disneycruise.com to view available sail dates.

      – Travel dates: June 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020

      – Block Out Dates: 06/07/17; 06/21/17; 07/05/17; 07/17/17; 07/24/17; 11/20/17; 12/22/17; OR 12/29/17
    2. Minors under the age of 18 not traveling with a parent or legal guardian must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21 in the same stateroom. The parent or guardian of any minor not traveling with a parent or guardian must appoint an adult to have custody and control over their minor and to contract on their behalf in connection with the Disney Cruise Line An appointment form will be included in the document package and must be signed by parent or legal guardian prior to embarkation at the Disney Cruise Line terminal.
    3. Vacation fulfillment is subject to availability and restrictions at Disney Cruise Line and airline seat availability. Travel may not occur during cruise ship or airline block-out periods.
    4. Winner is required to have and present at least one major credit card in good standing for check-in.
    5. Vacations may not be sold, traded, transferred, refunded, commissioned or redeemed for cash value.
    6. All members of the Group will be required to execute and return a Release of Liability and Publicity Release (where allowed by law) prior to participation.
    7. Vacation elements may not be substituted and vacations are non-commissionable.
    8. Winner and Winner’s guests are responsible for providing proper citizenship documentation to travel which may include passports, valid alien registration card and/or necessary visas. Those without proper citizenship documentation will be denied boarding. It is the Guests’ responsibility to check with their travel agent, government agencies, embassies or consulates prior to their vacation to ensure that they have proper citizenship documentation. U.S. Citizens can also visit the State Department’s travel website at travel.state.gov, or call the U.S. National Passport Information Center at (877) 4USA-PPT for more information. Guests of all ages are strongly encouraged to obtain passports.

Actual final retail value of trip may be higher or lower based on departure. Prize elements may be subject to additional restrictions. Winner and all guests must travel together on specified itinerary. All travel dates and arrangements are subject to change based on availability and providers approval. Any portion of a prize not accepted by Winner will be forfeited. If the prize, or any portion of the prize, is not available for any reason then Disney reserves the right to substitute the prize, or that portion of the prize, with another prize of comparable or greater value.

The Grand Prize also includes a total of $11,257.53 USD to be used toward the payment of taxes for all three vacation packages, and to be paid in the year the prize is first awarded. The Released Parties (as that term is defined in the Official Contest Rules) do not make any representation or warranty that the foregoing amount will be sufficient to pay Winner’s tax liability. Winner is solely responsible for determining and paying all taxes (domestic or foreign as applicable). The award of the Grand Prize is subject to applicable withholding requirements; and the Winner will receive an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the estimated retail value of each of the packages in the year the Grand Prize is first awarded. Winner may receive and be required to sign other tax documents.


THE ESTIMATED RETAIL VALUE OF THE ENTIRE GRAND PRIZE INCLUDING THE ADVENTURES BY DISNEY® VACATION PACKAGE, AULANI VACATION PACKAGE, DISNEY CRUISE LINE VACATION PACKAGE AND CASH AWARD IS $48,782.65 USD.