PNC Bank Presents: #BHAMProudContest
The #BhamProudContest ("Contest") will take place over a six (6) month period and six (6) prize packs (each prize pack is valued at $250 and also includes an $82 Park Proud Membership) will be awarded to the winner of each month's challenge during the duration of the Contest. Supporters of The Railroad Park Foundation will determine each month's winner by casting their vote through a user-friendly contest page on Railroad Park's website.
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
The Contest is sponsored by PNC Bank ("PNC"), located at 1927 1st Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35203, and the Railroad Park Foundation ("Railroad Park"), located at 1600 1st Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35233 (collectively, the "Sponsor").
2. CONTEST PERIOD
The Contest begins on April 1, 2018 at 12:01 am CST and ends on September 30, 2018 at 11:59 pm CST (the "Contest Period"). Entries that are submitted before or after the Contest Period will be disqualified and deemed ineligible for the purposes of the Contest.
The Contest is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least nineteen (19) years old at the time of entry. The employees, officers, and directors, including their respective immediate family members (spouse, child, sibling, and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), and members of the same household (whether or not related) of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., Railroad Park, or their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, and promotion agencies are not eligible to participate in the Contest. Void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
4. AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES
Participation in the Contest constitutes each entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent on compliance with the Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements as set forth herein.
One of six (6) prize packs, with each pack valued at $250 along with a separate $82 Park Proud Membership, will be awarded by Railroad Park to each monthly winner of the Contest. In addition, the winning entries may be featured in Railroad Park's future social media campaigns.
Prizes are non-transferable. No substitution of prizes permitted except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Federal, state, and local taxes and any expenses relating to the acceptance and use of a prize are the responsibility of the winner. The actual and/or appraised value of the prize may differ at the time the prize is awarded. Any difference between the actual value and the stated approximate retail value will not be awarded. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize with a prize of comparable or greater value if the advertised prize should become unavailable. Any unused prize elements will be forfeited. The Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes, vouchers, certificates, or similar items once they are in the winner's possession. Prizes are awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied, by the Sponsor. The winner's acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor to use the winner's name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
The odds of winning depend on the number of entries and the number of votes received for each entry in the Contest.
7. HOW TO ENTER AND WIN
We want to know why you are "Birmingham proud." In the spirit of Birmingham's recent renaissance, show us WHY people should join and become a member of the Railroad Park Foundation through your submitted videos each month.
During the Contest Period, you may enter the Contest and become eligible to win a prize package by visiting railroadpark.org, and then following the instructions to complete the upload process to share your video ("Media") telling your #BhamProud story. Please note that only Media submissions submitted through the railroadpark.org site by individuals who have agreed to these Official Rules will be eligible to participate in the Contest. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.
For a Media entry to be eligible to win a prize pack, each participant must provide all the information requested and any entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications set forth in the Official Rules may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. If the participant uses fraudulent methods or otherwise attempts to circumvent the Official Rules, then his or her submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. If the Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that any Media or related comment is inappropriate, it will be deleted and may not be eligible to win. The Sponsor has full discretion to remove any video deemed inappropriate. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entry at any time, which in their opinion, does not comply with these Official Rules. The Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, void, corrupted, misdirected, misaddressed, or otherwise erroneous entries or for any problems, malfunctions, or technical difficulties that arise during the entry process. Any incomplete or incorrect entries will be deemed void and disqualified from consideration in the Contest. Copies or other mechanical reproductions, facsimiles, or entries containing technical or electronic reproductions are not eligible and will be deemed void and disqualified from consideration. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by the Sponsor. Once submitted, all entries shall be the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. All entries submitted in compliance with the Official Rules and not disqualified are considered "Eligible Entries" for the purposes of the Contest.
Eligible Entries will be judged based on the popularity of each Media submitted via railroadpark.org, as measured by the Sponsor's contesting system, Shortstack, that will monitor and calculate the Media's popularity based on the number of votes received. After you have uploaded or posted your Media, encourage your friends to share and help promote your submitted Media by the voting end-date of each month, as described in further detail below. The odds of being selected for a monthly prize pack depend on the number of votes received.
There are six (6) monthly Challenge Periods in which Media may be submitted via railroadpark.org to be eligible to receive votes for and win the monthly prize packs during the duration of the Contest Period, which are as follows:
- First Challenge Period: April 1, 2018 at 12:01 am CST - April 23, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CST
- Second Challenge Period: May 1, 2018 at 12:01 am CST - May 28, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CST
- Third Challenge Period: June 1, 2018 at 12:01 am CST - June 25, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CST
- Fourth Challenge Period: July 1, 2018 at 12:01 am CST - July 23, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CST
- Fifth Challenge Period: August 1, 2018 at 12:01 am CST - August 27, 2018 at 11:59 pm CST
- Sixth Challenge Period: September 1, 2018 at 12:01 am CST - September 24, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CST
One (1) prize pack will be awarded for the most popular Media (as measured above) that was submitted during each of the aforesaid Challenge Periods among all Eligible Entries. You may upload as many Media submissions as you like during each month's Challenge Period and are encouraged to promote the Contest and your submissions through various electronic and social streams, including email, blogging, social networking sites, etc. However, while individuals are encouraged to submit multiple entries, once a participant is deemed a winner and awarded a monthly prize pack, then that participant is no longer eligible to win any further prizes for the duration of the Contest Period.
Each month's winner will be selected and notified in the days following each Challenge Period. Once winners have been notified via email, the winning entries will be featured on Railroad Park's social media channels.
If you use your mobile device to enter the Contest, you will be charged according to your wireless service provider's standard data rates. Check with your wireless service provider for details on data rates and other applicable charges.
8. WINNER NOTIFICATIONS
The Sponsor will attempt to notify each of the six (6) winners via email following the conclusion of each month's Challenge Period. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, then the Sponsor may select an alternate winner in his/her place from the remaining Eligible Entries. Each potential winner will be required to complete, electronically sign, and submit a Declaration of Compliance within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize. In addition, each potential winner, regardless of prize amount, will be required to complete a tax affidavit prior to receiving his/her prize. The affidavit will request the name, address, and Social Security number of the winner so that the Sponsor can issue an IRS Form 1099 to the winner, if necessary. The winner may also be required to present valid identification and to sign additional documentation in order to receive the prize, including a Declaration of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release. If the winner does not fulfill these requirements, the prize will be forfeited and a substitute winner may be selected.
If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to submit the aforesaid documentation within the required time period (if applicable), or the prize pack is returned as undeliverable, then potential winner forfeits the prize pack. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by picking the second most-voted entry within the Challenge Period. All prize packs will be fulfilled and distributed to the respective winners approximately two (2) weeks after the conclusion of the Contest Period. Each of the six (6) winners will not be allowed to enter additional Challenge Periods.
9. CONSUMER CREATED CONTENT
By submitting your entry to the Contest: (1) you agree that your disclosure is gratuitous, unsolicited, and without restriction and will not place the Sponsor under any fiduciary duty or other obligation, that the Sponsor is free to disclose the ideas on a non- confidential basis to anyone or otherwise use the ideas without any additional compensation to you; (2) you acknowledge that, by acceptance of your submission, the Sponsor does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to the Sponsor, or developed by their employees, officers, or directors , or obtained from sources other than you; (3) you are verifying that you are the owner and producer of the submitted material and that no third-party ownership rights exist to any material submitted; and (4) you are hereby granting the Sponsor a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license to use, publish, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, distribute, have distributed, and promote such content in any form, in all media now known or hereinafter created, anywhere in the world, for any purpose.
10. GENERAL CONDITIONS
The Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. The Sponsor is not responsible for illegible, damaged, or lost entries. All entries and prize claim material are subject to verification and are automatically void and will be rejected if forged, altered, defaced, illegible, tampered with, mechanically reproduced, scanned or irregular in any way. If, in the Sponsor's opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of tampering with any portion of the Contest, or if technical difficulties otherwise compromise the integrity of the Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Contest and conduct a random drawing to award prizes using all Eligible Entries received as of the termination date. The Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility of the winners. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be as violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorney fees) and any other remedies from any such person the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. The Sponsor is not responsible for any prizes lost in the U.S. Mail. The Sponsor shall not be liable for injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from your participation in the Contest or from the acceptance or use of any prize awarded. By submitting a ballot slip, each participant in the Contest expressly agrees to (a) be bound by these Official Rules, including all entry requirements; and (b) release, hold harmless, and waive any and all claims against The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., PNC Bank, the Railroad Park Foundation, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, volunteers, officers, and directors (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any and all liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such participant's participation in the Contest and/or his or her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, or while preparing for, participating in, attending and/or traveling to and/or from any prize-related event or activity; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; and (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries. Each participant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the participant be entitled to receive attorney's fees. The Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Each participant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. By entering the Contest, each participant gives his/her express permission to be contacted by the Sponsor by telephone, by email, or by mail for Contest purposes. By accepting a prize, the winner agrees that the Sponsor shall be permitted to use the winner's name, city and state of residence and likeness/photograph and voice for future promotional purposes (including Internet announcements) in perpetuity and throughout the world, without limitation and without additional compensation, where permitted by law. The Contest is governed by applicable U.S. and state laws. The Sponsor is not responsible for printing or typographical errors in any Contest-related materials, for stolen, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, or illegible Contest-related materials, for Contest materials that are processed late or incorrectly, or that are lost due to any reason whatsoever.
By entering the Contest, each participant agrees to participate in any media or promotional activity resulting from the Contest as reasonably requested by the Sponsor. Participants must also agree and consent to use of their name and/or likeness by the Sponsor. The Sponsor will contact participants in advance of any media request for interviews. The Eligible Entries may also be used for press and media purposes and each participant agrees to waive any rights and not assert any intellectual property rights that the participant has or may have in the entry. The Sponsor reserves the right to publish the name and likeness of the Contest winners for publicity purposes.
Except where prohibited, each participant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Alabama. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Alabama, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Alabama.
Information collected from each participant is subject to the Sponsor's respective privacy policies.
14. LIST OF WINNERS
The list of winners will be posted on railroadpark.org.