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Heartland Star-Official Rules

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

  1. BY ENTERING, EACH ENTRANT ACCEPTS AND AGREES TO BE BOUND BY THESE CONTEST RULES.
  2. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO ENTER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
  3. EMPLOYEES AND FAMILIES OF RAYCOM MEDIA, INC., KFVS-TV, UPN THE BEAT, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENT COMPANIES, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, SUPPLIERS, AND THEIR ADVERTISING AND PRODUCTION AGENCIES (COLLECTIVELY, THE “SPONSORS”) ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE.
  4. TO ENTER, BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2003 AT 1PM UNTIL SEPTEMBER 6 TH , 2003 AT 5PM, GO TO THE UPN THE BEAT BOOTH AT THE SEMO DISTRICT FAIRGROUNDS (ARENA PARK IN CAPE GIRARDEAU) AND COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION / APPLICATION. ENTRIES MUST BE FILLED OUT COMPLETELY AND LEGIBLY IN ORDER TO QUALIFY. SPONSORS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST, LATE, ILLEGIBLE, MISDIRECTED OR MUTILATED ENTRIES. DUE TO TIME CONTRAINTS, THE CONTEST IS ONLY OPEN TO THE FIRST 200 APPLICANTS.
  5. EACH CONTESTANT WILL HAVE 30 SECONDS TO PERFORM FOR OUR VIDEO CAMERAS AND OUR PANEL OF 3 JUDGES. EACH OF THE THREE JUDGES WILL AWARD A POINT TOTAL FROM 0 TO 100 FOR EACH CONTESTANT, BASED SOLELY ON EACH JUDGE’S OWN PERSONAL CRITERIA. THE POINTS FROM ALL 3 JUDGES WILL BE ADDED TOGETHER TO DETERMINE A TOTAL SCORE FOR EACH CONTESTANT AT THE CONCLUSSION OF HIS OR HER PERFORMANCE. AT THE END OF THE COMPETITION, THE 5 CONTESTANTS WITH THE HIGHEST TOTAL SCORES WILL BE NAMED AS FINALISTS. IN THE EVENT OF A TIE, THE JUDGES WILL BE ASKED TO BREAK THE TIE (BASED SOLELY ON PERSONAL CRITERIA). EACH OF THE 5 FINALISTS WILL BE CONTACTED BY UPN THE BEAT. FAILURE OF UPN THE BEAT TO MAKE CONTACT WITH A FINALIST BY 12PM ON SEPTEMBER 7 TH WILL RESULT IN THAT FINALIST FORFIETING FROM THE COMPETITION. IN SUCH AN EVENT, THE CONTESTANT WITH THE NEXT HIGHEST POINT TOTAL WILL BECOME A FINALIST. A LIST OF FINALISTS WILL BE ON DISPLAY AT THE UPN THE BEAT BOOTH AT THE SEMO DISTRICT FAIL, AS WELL AS AT WWW.UPNTHEBEAT.COM ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH.
  6. EACH FINALIST WILL BE ASSIGNED A PRODUCER, AND GIVEN A TOPIC TO REPORT ON FROM THE SEMO DISTRICT FAIR. THE FINALIST WILL CONDUCT INTERVIEWS AND “STAND-UPS” FROM THE FAIRGROUNDS AT A MUTUALLY AGREED UPON TIME, NO LATER THAN 9PM ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH. THE PRODUCER WILL THEN ASSEMBLE A COMPLETED STORY FROM THE TAPED FOOTAGE THAT WAS SHOT. THE PRODUCER HAS FINAL SAY ON THE CONTENT OF THE COMPLETED STORY. COMPLETED STORIES FROM EACH OF THE FIVE CONTESTANTS WILL AIR ON HEARTLAND NEWS AT NINE, DURING THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 8TH .
  7. PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS (PROMOS) WILL BE CREATED FOR EACH OF THE 5 FINALISTS TO AIR ON UPN THE BEAT. THE PROMOS WILL INSTRUCT VIEWERS TO GO TO WWW.UPNTHEBEAT.COM AND VOTE FOR THEIR FAVORITE FINALIST. VIEWERS WILL ALSO BE INVITED TO VOTE AT THE UPN BOOTH AT THE SEMO DISTRICT FAIR. VOTING ENDS AT 9AM ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 TH . VOTE TOTALS WILL BE ANNOUNCED DURING THE “HEARTLAND STAR” SPECIAL AT 9:30PM ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 TH ON UPN THE BEAT.
  8. THE WINNER AGREES TO THE USE OF HIS/HER/ NAME AND LIKENESS. THE WINNER WILL BE PAID NO LESS THAN $300 TO APPEAR IN NO FEWER THAN 3, 30 SECOND PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR AIR ON UPN THE BEAT. THE WINNER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT KFVS-TV AND UPN THE BEAT, AND ALL OTHER SPONSORS AND VENUES HAVE THE RIGHT TO PUBLICIZE HIS/HER/ NAME, VOICE AND LIKENESS, THE FACT THAT HE/SHE WON, AND ALL MATTERS INCIDENTAL THERETO
  9. WINNER(S) WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL TAXES INCURRED BY HIS/HER/THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST.
  10. UPON ACCEPTANCE OF THE PRIZE(S), WINNER(S) RELEASE SPONSORS FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR INJURY OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY REGARDING THE PRIZE(S).
  11. DRIVERS LICENSE OR OTHER APPROPRIATE PICTURE INDENTIFICATION IS REQUIRED TO CLAIM THE PRIZE(S). THE WINNER(S) AND ANY OTHER PERSONS NECESSARY WILL BE REQUIRED TO EXECUTE AND RETURN AN AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY AND RELEASE WITHIN FIVE (5) DAYS OF DATE OF NOTIFICATION OR SUCH PRIZE WILL BE FORFEITED.
  12. IN THE EVENT OF A DISPUTE, ALL DECISIONS MADE BY KFVS-TV AND UPN THE BEAT ARE FINAL AND BINDING.
  13. CONTEST RULES ARE SUBJECT TO MODIFICATION BY KFVS-TV AND UPN THE BEAT PRIOR TO START OF CONTEST.
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