You’ve Got Talent! Rules

Official Rules

Participants and the winner must be U.S. residents as determined by the WPSD-TV, have a valid email address and live within in the Station's Designated Market Area (as defined by Nielsen). Employees of the Paxton Media Group, the Contest's participating sponsors and their advertising agencies, employees of other radio or television stations, and members of the immediate family of any such persons are not eligible to participate and win. The term "immediate family" includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as "in-laws," or by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension, and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related.

In the event of a dispute about the identity of any entrant, entries made online will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. A potential winner may be required to provide the sponsors with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry.

Each entrant may only enter once, entries must be received between July 23, 2009 to August 12, 2009.

No entries will be accepted after 11:59 p. m on August 12, 2009. Three finalists will be chosen from all qualified entries by a panel of judges at WPSD-TV on August 13 – 14. The three finalists videos will air one per day on WPSD Local 6 Today August 18, 19 and 20. Viewers will then go on line and vote for one of the three finalists between August 20 – 27. The Grand Prize winner will be the video that receives the most votes during the voting period. The winner’s name will be posted on by 12 noon August 31, 2009.

The Grand Prize includes:
A two night stay at Summer’s Riverview Bed and Breakfast in Metropolis Il., a $250 gift certificate from Fleming Furniture, a LG Vu cell phone from Supercell, a $250 photography package from Unique Images Photography and a $250 gift certificate from Chapman’s Music.

Total package valued at $1,450.00

WPSD-TV reserves the right to disqualify any contestant who does not abide by the contest rules as listed.

The Grand Prize winner must claim the prize in person at WPSD-TV, 100 Television Lane, Paducah, Kentucky, between 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday. Winner must present positive identification at that time. Prizes must be claimed by September 30, 2009, or they will be forfeited.

Any valuation of the prize stated above is based on available information provided to WPSD-TV, and the value of any prize awarded to the winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. The winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prize and paying any expenses associated with any prize which is not specifically provided for in the official rules. The winner must provide WPSD-TV with valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded. The winner must complete and sign a WPSD-TV contest release form in order to claim their prize.
Prizes are not transferable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other prize. Any person winning over $600 in prizes from a station will receive an IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.
Winners acknowledge that WPSD-TV and prize sponsors have the right to publicize and broadcast winners’ name, likeness and voice to promote their participation in the You’ve Got Talent contest.

Prize substitutions, rule changes or additions, and contest modifications or withdrawal may occur at the discretion of the management of WPSD-TV.

By entering, participants release and hold harmless Paxton Media Group, Fleming Furniture, Summer’s Riverview Bed & Breakfast, Supercell, Unique Images Photography, Chapman’s Music, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss, damage or cost of any kind, including reasonable attorneys’ fees arising from or in connection with the promotion or any prize won. Restrictions, conditions and limitations apply.

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