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Official Contest Rules for the

Cocky’s Junior Sportscaster Contest

Dates: April 7, 2013 – May 3, 2013


WOLO-TV (South Carolina Broadcasting Partners) (from here on, “the station”) is holding a video promotional contest in association with the University of South Carolina.  The contest will be open from Midnight Eastern Time (from here on, “ET”) April 7, 2013 until 6 p.m. Eastern Time on May 3, 2013.


Basic Entry Rules.  The contest is open to all residents 7 years to 12 years old (with parental consent and registration) living within the Columbia DMA (designated market area) where the station is available.  Parent(s) desiring to feature their children under the age of 18 are allowed to do so only if the parent(s) are the ones registering the child for the contest.  Contestants will have the opportunity to participate live and meet Cocky at the USC Softball Stadium on April 7, 2013 at the University of South Carolina Women’s softball game and at the USC Baseball Stadium on April 21, 2013 at the University of South Carolina Men’s baseball game.  Contest entries will be accepted starting one hour prior to game time until the third inning.  Contest entries will also be accepted through the YouNews section at www.abccolumbia.com (from here on, “the station’s website”) between 9 a.m. ET April 8, 2013 until 6 p.m. ET April 19, 2013.  Contest scripts will be available on web site.  No purchase is necessary.


To enter, contestants must attend either the University of South Carolina softball game on April 7, 2013 or the University of South Carolina baseball game on April 21, 2013 to participate live and meet Cocky (as listed in the previous paragraph), or enter online on the station’s YouNews page. All YouNews entries must be submitted by 6 p.m. ET April 19, 2013.  YouNews submissions that are entered after 6 p.m. on April 19, 2013 will be disqualified.  Any submissions provided to the station’s website for this contest will be subject to all rules provided in the Privacy Policy, available at abccolumbia.com.  All instructions on submitting for the contest is provided on the station’s website.  The ABC Columbia News team will select the sixteen semi-finalists from all of the submissions.


Prize. There will be two prizes awarded, to one boy and one girl.  The prize for this contest will be a chance to appear on the 6 p.m. News with Sports Anchor Tim Hill (value to be determined by the station).  


Determination of Winner.  The sixteen semi-finalists will be voted on by the general public on the station’s YouNews page from 9 a.m. ET on April 29, 2013 to 6 p.m. ET on May 3, 2013.  The female and male contestants with the most votes, respectively, will be declared the winners.  If there is any indication of a voting irregularity, ABC Columbia has the right to nullify those results and determine the winner by its own selection process.


Other Rules.  The station and its sponsors are not responsible for any entries which are lost, late, damaged, misdirected, failure of transmission, power failure, technical problems, or otherwise made unusable through electronic or Internet communication.


Employees of the station, its advertising agencies, their affiliates, representatives, and their families are ineligible to enter/win any contest stated on or provided by the station.


No prizes awarded by the station will be mailed to the recipients.  Rather, recipients must claim the prize (prove their likeness) in person at the station’s business office at 5807 Shakespeare Road, Columbia, SC 29223 during regular office hours.  The prize may only be claimed upon proper documentation of identification through photo I.D.


Winners must provide the station with his or her social security number, complete a W-9, and must sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Release and Waiver from all liability against the station, its sponsors, employees, and affiliated companies for any injury or loss which may occur from the contestant’s participation in the contest or from use of any prize which is awarded.


Winners of the station’s contest must be 7 - 12 years of age.


Additions or deletions to these rules are subject to the discretion of the station and may be enacted without notice at any time.


By participating in a contest, winners consent to the use of his or her name, and/or likeness, and/or voice for promotion, and/or advertising purposes in connection with the contest, the station, and its sponsors, without additional compensation.


Winners are responsible for all taxes incurred on all prizes awarded.  Prizes are non-transferable, and no substitutions may be made by the winner.  Prizes not claimed in accordance with these rules will be forfeited and not awarded.


Copies of the official rules for any contest are available for public review during regular office hours at the station’s business office or may be requested by mail by forwarding a self-addressed stamped envelope to 5807 Shakespeare Road, Columbia, SC 29223.


The decision of the station with regard to all matters relating to this contest, including those matters not specifically addressed in these rules, shall be final.  This contest is void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law and is subject to all federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations.


Odds of winning are dependent on the number of entries.


Winners will be notified by phone or e-mail no later than May 6, 2013.

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