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Tam Fam Thanksgiving Contest – Official Rules


Tam Fam Thanksgiving Contest – Official Rules

I. NAME OF SPONSOR(S): Summerdale Productions, Inc. and American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. 77 West 66th Street, New York, NY 10023 (hereinafter, collectively referred to as “Sponsor”).

II. ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must be eighteen (18) years of age or older, legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia or Canada (except Providence of Quebec) with the exception of Guam, Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. Any individuals (including, but not limited to, employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns) who have, within the past six (6) months, performed services for Tamron Hall, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., Summerdale Productions, Inc., any organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the contest or supplying the prize, and their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or play. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, stepparents, children, stepchildren, siblings, stepsiblings, or spouses. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three (3) months a year. Subject to all applicable federal, state, local and municipal laws and regulations

The entry submission period for The Tam Fam Thanksgiving Contest (the “Contest”) begins on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 9AM Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 5PM ET (the “Entry Period”).

To enter, you must post one (1) video of no more than sixty (:60) seconds in length of you describing what you are grateful for this Thanksgiving season (“Video”) on your own personal Instagram account, and include the hashtag “#TamFamThanksgiving” (the “Hashtag”). Each properly-submitted Instagram post containing a Video and the Hashtag during the Entry Period shall be considered an “Entry” into the Contest.

NOTE: Entries must be posted on your primary public Instagram feed (i.e., your profile cannot be private/restricted, and it cannot be posted as a Story).

Video and/or Entry caption must not contain or depict any unlawful, defamatory, obscene, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable content, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. NOTE: Videos with a political/2020 election theme shall not be permitted for this Contest. In the event Sponsor determines that an entrant’s Entry is not eligible to enter the Contest or cannot be featured on-air, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify such entrant. Entrant shall not receive any explicit notice from Sponsor if his/her Entry has been disqualified.
Each entrant represents and warrants the following:
•You confirm that you have all of the necessary rights and permissions to grant us license for use of your Entry, including the Video.
•You give Sponsor non-exclusive permission to reproduce, use and edit the Entry on all platforms, in all media (now known or hereafter developed), including, without limitation, broadcast, online, streaming and social media, for any purpose, including, but not limited to, promotional uses, worldwide in perpetuity.
•You give Sponsor permission to distribute the Entry to its licensees, including, but not limited to, owned stations, affiliates, partners, licensees and assigns, for their use on all platforms, in all media (now known or hereafter developed), including, without limitation, broadcast, online, streaming and social media, for any purpose, including, but not limited to, promotional uses, worldwide in perpetuity.
•You understand that you will receive no payment or royalty for any use under this agreement; that Sponsor is under no obligation to use, edit or distribute the Entry; and that you have no right to inspect or approve any use of the Entry.
Limit one (1) Entry per person during the Entry Period regardless of how many Instagram accounts a person may have. Multiple entries in excess of this limitation may result in disqualification of all entries by such person.
You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Instagram, as this Contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram, nor is Instagram associated with this Contest in any way. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Contest must be directed to Sponsor, and not to Instagram. Each Entry via Instagram posting must be created for the sole purpose of this Contest and must be posted by the entrant. Shares will not be accepted. Entries must be submitted in compliance with the format set forth by Sponsor and any other requirements set forth by Instagram.

Sponsor cannot provide any technical support, and accepts no responsibility for ensuring the receipt or successful submission of any Entry or Entry materials, including, but not limited to, Videos. Mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated methods will be disqualified. Sponsor is not responsible for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to, electronic malfunction or damage of any network, hardware or software. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or other causes that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. No responsibility is assumed for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or electronic entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials from this Contest. Except as otherwise contemplated by these Official Rules, and to the extent entrants may otherwise elect at the time of entry, information provided by you for this Contest is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy located at

Finalists: Up to three (3) finalists” (each, a “Finalist”) will be chosen by a panel of judges, as selected by Sponsor, from among all eligible entries received. The judging criteria for all Videos will be: 50% Originality, and 50% Overall Appeal (collectively, the “Judging Criteria”). The three (3) highest-scoring Videos shall be deemed the Finalists.
The Finalist who received the most votes during the Finals Voting Period shall be the “Winner” of the Contest. The names of the Finalists and the Winner will be announced on-air during the Tamron Hall broadcast on November 20th, 2020 (check local listings for exact times in your location).
Decisions of the judges and/or Sponsor are final as to all Contest-related matters, including, without limitation, in the case of a tie. Final determination of the Winner is always conditional on verification of eligibility and compliance with all rules and procedures.
In the sole discretion of Sponsor, Entries may be featured in videotaped and/or broadcast segments of Tamron Hall and/or online on and/or the official Tamron Hall social media accounts, or by Sponsor by any means or method whether now known or hereafter devised in all media, worldwide in perpetuity.
Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than three (3) Finalists if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified submissions. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received.

V. PRIZES: Each Finalist shall receive a prize package including the following (each, a “Prize”):
Prize: The Winner shall receive a prize package including:
•One (1) Harry & David gift basked (approximate retail value (“ARV”= $99.99); and
•One $250 Visa gift card.
Total ARV of Prize = $349.99.
Prize components may not be sold, traded, transferred, or refunded. Prize is not redeemable for cash. No substitution of Prize or any elements thereof is allowed, except at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. All Prizes will be awarded provided a sufficient number of eligible Entries are received.
All expenses not specifically provided for herein are each prize winner’s sole responsibility. Some restrictions may apply. Federal, state and local taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner, who will receive an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the final actual value of any prize valued at $600 or more. Prize recipients are not entitled to exchange or transfer prizes or to obtain other substitutes, but Sponsor in its sole discretion may substitute prizes of equal or greater value.

By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor/judges, which shall be final in all respects. By participating in this Contest and accepting any Prize that they may receive, entrants agree to release Summerdale Productions, Inc., American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., Instagram, their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, advertising and promotion agencies and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Contest and/or acceptance or use of the Prize.
Entrants authorize the Released Parties to use their name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence in programming or promotional material, worldwide in perpetuity, without further compensation unless prohibited by law. Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned materials, but may do so and may edit such materials, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation.
Winner agrees that the Released Parties have not made or are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any element of the Prize, including, but not limited to, its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose. Any and all warranties and/or guarantees on the Prize, if any, are subject to the prize provider (i.e., manufacturer, gift card issuer)’s terms and therefore Winner agrees to look solely to such prize provider for any such warranty and/or guarantee.
Entrants acknowledge that entry materials (including Videos) may be included and/or discussed in a broadcast, that such discussion may include statements or opinions by the broadcast talent or others about the entrants, the entrants’ appearances, and that those statements and opinions may be considered surprising, humiliating, embarrassing, derogatory, defamatory, or otherwise offensive or injurious to them. Entrants release the Released Parties from any actions, claims, injury, loss or damage allegedly caused, directly or indirectly, by any use of the materials and/or such statements or opinions made in connection with them during a broadcast.
To claim a Prize, the recipient must: (a) provide proof of age, identity and residency; and (b) sign and return affidavit of eligibility/compliance with these Official Rules and publicity/liability release and indemnification.

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