Pal's 15 Seconds of Joy Contest

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News 5 and Pal’s want to see your 15 Seconds of Joy! Send us your own joyous videos for a chance to be featured during the Thursday and Friday morning news! Featured videos will also win a great prize from Pal’s!

Just go to our Chime In page at wcyb.com/chimein and upload your moments of joy!

See official rules below:

AS OF APRIL 22, 2019 THESE CONTEST RULES HAVE BEEN CHANGED AS FOLLOWS:

FROM: How to Enter To enter, log onto the Station’s Website, and click on the Contest section to access the Contest entry page. Complete the online entry form with your name, address, phone number, birth date, upload your video of the Video Topic, and click submit. No mechanically reproduced or completed entries will be accepted.

TO: How to Enter To enter, log onto the Station’s Chime In page at http://wcyb.com/chimein, and click on the Contest section to access the Contest entry page. Complete the online entry form with your name, address, phone number, birth date, upload your video of the Video Topic, and click submit. No mechanically reproduced or completed entries will be accepted.

FROM: Prize(s) and Value(s): One (1) Pal's Sudden Service Travel Tumbler. Prize Value is $20.

TO: Prize(s) and Value(s): One (1) Pal's Sudden Service Travel Tumbler. Prize Value is $20. Winner’s video may also be featured during the morning news on the Winner Selection Dates. Due to its nature, a monetary value of such feature cannot be determined. Total Prize Value is $20.

WCYB / PAL'S 15 SECONDS OF HAPPINESS

ONLINE VIDEO JUDGING

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

Contest: WCYB / Pal's 15 Seconds of Joy

Station: Sinclair Television of Bristol, LLC dba WCYB

Station Address: WCYB, 101 Lee Street, Bristol, VA 24201

Contest Area: Tennessee Counties: Carter, Unicoi, Johnson, Washington, Hawkins, Greene, and Sullivan; and Virginia Counties: Smyth, Scott, Washington, Russell, Lee, Dickenson, Buchanan, and Wise

Sponsor(s): Pal's Sudden Service

Prize Provider(s): Pal's Sudden Service

Age of Eligibility: Eighteen (18)

Contest Period: March 27, 2019 to December 31, 2019

Entries Due: 12:00 PM ET on March 27, 2019; April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2019; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019; June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019; July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019; August 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019; September 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019; November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019; December 4, 11,18, 25, 2019

Entry is limited to one (1) entry per IP address.

Video Topic: Happy Moments - Videos cannot be longer than fifteen (15) seconds. Entrant must be the parent or legal guardian of any minor child depicted in the video. No group entries will be accepted.

Judging Criteria: Theme (Happy Moments) (50%); Creativity (25%); and Content (25%)

Number of Winners Based on Judging Results: One (1) on each Winner Selection Date

Total Number of Winners: Eighty (80)

Winner Selection Dates: March 28, 29, 2019; April 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 2019; May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31, 2019; June 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2019; July 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 2019; August 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, 2019; September 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 2019; October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, 2019; November 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 2019; December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 2019

Prize(s) and Value(s): One (1) Pal's Sudden Service Travel Tumbler. Prize Value is $20. Winner’s video may also be featured during the morning news on the Winner Selection Dates. Due to its nature, a monetary value of such feature cannot be determined. Total Prize Value is $20.

Station’s Website: https://wcyb.com

Station’s Privacy Policy: https://wcyb.com/station/privacy

Station’s Website Terms and Conditions: https://wcyb.com/station/terms

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. This contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

All capitalized terms shall have the meanings set forth above.

How to Enter

To enter, log onto the Station’s Chime In page at http://wcyb.com/chimein, and click on the Contest section to access the Contest entry page. Complete the online entry form with your name, address, phone number, birth date, upload your video of the Video Topic, and click submit. No mechanically reproduced or completed entries will be accepted.

Judging of Entries

Station reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel this contest, extend the Contest Period and/or reduce the Number of Winners in the event sufficient entries are not received for judging.

Each entry will be judged and scored by a panel of judges comprised of Station personnel based on the Judging Criteria.

On the Winner Selection Date, the judges will determine the Total Number of Winners with the highest score(s) based on the criteria set forth above. Remaining valid entries will carry over to the next Winner Selection Date.

Eligibility

1. To be eligible to participate in the Contest, entrants must be U.S. residents who are at least the Age of Eligibility, and reside in the Contest Area. Residents and Citizens of the European Union are not eligible to enter or win this Contest.

2. Employees of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc., Station (collectively, the “Company”), Sponsor(s), Prize Provider(s), contest software providers, social media platforms, each of their affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, any and all local television broadcast and cable stations, local radio and other media companies, and the immediate family members of each are ineligible. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, domestic partners, grandparents, parents, siblings, children, grandchildren, and any other relatives who reside in the same household with employee. Only one winner per household.

Contest Terms and Conditions

1. Station is not responsible for lost, late, garbled, or misdirected entries, printing errors, server unavailability, computer or any other electronic malfunction. All entries (including videos) received that are duplicate, mutilated, tampered with, incorrect, illegible, or from ineligible entrants will be void. All entries (including videos) become the property of the Company and will not be acknowledged or returned.

2. Station cannot be held liable for any lost or stolen entries, prizes or contest information. Station is not responsible for any technological malfunction, or human error relating to the Contest.

3. By entering, entrants represent and warrant (i) that he/she owns the video submitted, (ii) the video does not violate the rights of any third parties, (iii) the video complies with all of requirements of the Video Topic, (iv) the video has not been altered or enhanced with any software (excluding redeye), and (v) he/she agrees to the terms and conditions located at the Station’s Website Terms and Conditions. No lewd, nude, crude, or offensive videos (as determined by the Station in its sole and absolute discretion) will be accepted.

4. Prizes are provided “as is” without any express or implied warranty of any kind including warranties of merchantability, non-infringement or intellectual property, or fitness for any particular purpose. Prizes are subject to the Sponsor(s) and/or Prize Provider(s) standard terms and conditions, and expiration dates. For any ticket related prize, Station, Sponsor(s) and Prize Provider(s) are not responsible if any event or performance is cancelled or postponed.

5. Each winner will be notified by email or phone. Before claiming any prize, each winner must provide his/her correct name, address and telephone number to Station at the time of notification. Each winner must sign and return a release and affidavit of eligibility, which must be received within three (3) days of notification (or less due to prize use time constraints), at the time winner claims his/her prize in person at the Station. Each winner must show picture identification to claim his/her prize. Station reserves the right to examine additional identification and may choose to accept or deny awarding any prize based on the identification presented.

6. If a winner cannot be notified within two (2) days, or does not timely sign and return the release and affidavit of eligibility, then the prize will be forfeited, and time permitting, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner with the next highest score, as determined by the judges in their sole and absolute discretion. If time does not permit for an alternate winner to be determined, then the prize will be forfeited, and the prize will remain the property of the Station.

7. There will be no substitutions or cash alternatives for any prize except at the sole discretion of Station. The Station has the right to substitute a prize of similar value. No sale, transfer or assignment of any prize is allowed.

8. Each winner is responsible for paying all local, county, state and federal taxes on prizes based on the estimated retail value of the prizes as set forth in these rules. Each winner must sign a W-9 form.

9. Entrants are eligible to win only one prize within any 90-day period, regardless of the number of contests entered.

10. The Company is not liable if the provider of any part of a prize fails to satisfy its obligations to furnish its portion of the prize.

11. The Company, Sponsor(s), and Prize Provider(s) accept no responsibility or liability in connection with any injuries, losses or damages of any kind directly or indirectly caused by or resulting from the acceptance, possession or use of any prize awarded in the Contest. By entering, entrants agree to release the Company, Sponsor(s), Prize Provider(s), contest software providers, and each of their respective parent, affiliates, officers, directors, employees and agents, from any and all claims, loss, damage or injury as a result of or incident to his/her participation in the Contest or his/her use of the prize. Entrants further acknowledge and agree that if a winner, the Company has the right to publicize entrant’s name, character, likeness, photograph, voice and the fact that entrant is a winner of the Contest for promotional purposes, without financial remuneration.

12. Complete Official Rules for the Contest are available Monday through Friday during normal business hours at the Station and on the Station’s Website. For a list of prize winners, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Station at the Station Address within thirty (30) days of the last day of the Contest Period.

13. The Station has the right to disqualify any entrant it determines has not complied with the Contest Rules. All decisions by the Station shall be final and binding relating to this contest, including the interpretation of the Contest Rules. Station reserves the right to make rules and contest changes and change the contest dates. Station reserves the right to cancel/terminate, modify or suspend the Contest if in Station’s sole determination it believes that the integrity of the Contest has been, or could be, compromised or that the Contest is not capable of running as planned or fairly, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or force majeure or any other causes beyond the Station’s control.

14. The Contest is subject to the Station’s Privacy Policy and the Station’s Website Terms and Conditions located on the Station’s Website.

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