Groups are responsible for the information they provide on the Entry Form and Submission, and Sponsor reserves the right to reject or cancel any entries (notwithstanding prior acceptance or confirmation by Sponsor) for any incomplete or inaccurate information provided by Groups, or otherwise at Sponsor's discretion.
Round One. On or around June 1st, 2017, all Submissions will be reviewed and scored by a panel of Sponsor’s employee judges, taking into consideration the following criteria on a 100-point scale:
The ten (10) top-scoring Groups will move on to round two of judging (“Semifinalists”). In case of a tie, the tying Submissions will be re-scored with double weight given to Musical Proficiency.
Sponsor will notify those Groups who are selected by Sponsor as Semifinalists via the email address provided by Group in their Entry Form. Group Semifinalists must supply the original video file that was entered in order to be considered for the second round of judging and also sign a waiver allowing Sponsor to share the video file with celebrity judges and on Sponsor’s social media channels. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Submission that it believes, in its sole discretion, does not meet any of the terms and conditions of these Official Rules.
Round Two. On or around June 5th, 2017, all Semifinalist Submissions will be reviewed and scored by a panel of four (4) judges comprised of music industry professionals selected by Sponsor at its sole discretion, taking into consideration the following criteria on a 100-point scale:
The five (5) top-scoring Semifinalists will move on to round three of judging (“Finalists”). In case of a tie, the tying Submissions will be re-scored with double weight given to Originality/Creativity. Sponsor will notify those Semifinalists who are selected by Sponsor as Finalists via the email address provided by Group in their Entry Form.
Round Three. On or around June 12, 2017, Sponsor will upload the Finalists’ Submissions to Sponsor's "JBL Professional" official YouTube channel(s) and Facebook page, where the public can “like” their favorite Finalist Submission. The Finalist with the most “likes” by 9:00 a.m. PDT on June, 30, 2017, will be deemed the potential grand prize winner. In the event that there are two (2) or more Submissions with the same highest total number of YouTube and Facebook "likes", then the grand prize winner will be the Submission that has the least number of YouTube “dislikes”, and in the event that there are still two (2) or more such Video Entries that are tied, then the grand prize winner will be the Submission that has the highest average score given by the judges selecting the Contest Finalists.
For purposes of these Official Rules, Online Entries, and Video Entries are collectively referred to as "Entries". All of the judges' decisions (at each stage of the Contest) are final and binding upon the Groups.
Grand Prize. The grand prize winners will be awarded a performing slot (Date, Time, and Specific Location TBD) at JBL FEST being held in Las Vegas July 27th-29th, 2017, a gift card in the amount of $1,000.00, four thousand dollars ($4,000) cash, roundtrip airfare (coach/economy on commercial airline selected by Sponsor at its discretion) to Las Vegas, NV, ground transportation to and from the airport/hotel, and three (3) nights' hotel stay (shared rooms/double occupancy) at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (up to 6 individuals if a Group). In addition the Grand Prize winning band will receive a JBL EON ONE PRO and up to six (6) tickets for JBL FEST.
Runners-up Prize. The runners-up winners will be awarded one (1) JBL EON ONE PRO with an ARV of $1,874.00 each.
All elements of the grand prize or the runners-up prize will be awarded to the individual who is the owner of the email address listed on the Entry Form (“Contact”).
Prize Restrictions. Contest Winners are not entitled to any surplus between actual retail value of prize and stated ARV and any difference between stated ARV and actual value of the prize will not be awarded. No substitution, transfer, or cash redemption of any prizes permitted, provided however that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value should the advertised prize become unavailable for any reason. Contest Winners cannot assign or transfer their prize to another person or business.
The Contest winning Group must travel together on the same itinerary and must have all necessary identification and travel documents. Choice of airline and hotel shall be at the discretion of Sponsor. Once flight arrangements and hotel reservations have been issued, they shall not be changed, re-sold, endorsed, exchanged, transferred or in any other manner modified by Contest Winner. Travel arrangements are subject to availability and to the terms of conditions of the airline and hotel. Contest Winner is solely responsible for any other unspecified expenses related to the travel prize, including without limitation: meals, ground transportation, gratuities, incidental hotel expenses, baggage charges, upgrades and any and all federal, state, and local taxes on prize, including special airport taxes and fees. The Contest Winner must sign a liability release and the signed release must be received before travel will be booked. Sponsor reserves the right to alter the request to accommodate availability.
Liabilities. Contest Winners are solely responsible for any and all federal, state, and local taxes on prizes (including income taxes). All activities related to the prize are at the Contest Winners' own risk and subject to whatever restrictions are imposed by the entities that govern such activities. Contest Winners may be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the ARV of any awarded prize.
Unclaimed Prizes. If the prize notification or any prize is returned as undeliverable, or if a Contest Winner may not accept or receive a prize for any reason, the prize may be forfeited. Sponsor shall have no obligation to make multiple attempts to contact potential winners. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded.
Notification. The Contest Winners will be notified by email on or before July 5th, 2017. The Contest Winners will be required to respond as directed within three (3) days of attempted notification. The Contest Winners may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility and release ("Release") within 3 days from the date of notification before Sponsor awards any prize.
Alternate Contest Winners. An alternate Contest Winner may be selected by Sponsor from among the remaining eligible Submissions based on the next highest total number of YouTube and Facebook "likes" if the Contest Winner fails to respond to notification of winning as required by these Official Rules, fails to sign and return the Release as required by these Official Rules, or cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason.
Prize Delivery. The Grand Prize winner will receive the prizes consisting of travel accommodations via email within 14 days of notification, gift card and cash prize (payment method to be determined by Sponsor) via U.S. mail (or other delivery method designated by Sponsor), and the JBL EON ONE PRO by U.S. mail (or other delivery method designated by Sponsor) within approximately ninety (90) days of the date on which the Sponsor receives the completed, signed Release from the Grand Prize winner, dependent upon availability and nature of prize. The Runners-up winners will receive the JBL EON ONE PRO by U.S. mail (or other delivery method designated by Sponsor) within approximately ninety (90) days of the date on which the Sponsor receives the completed, signed Release from the Runners-up winner.
Acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify each Group’s agreement and consent that Sponsor and may use the Group’s name, city, state, likeness, Submission and/or prize information in connection with the Contest for promotional, advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law.
License to Submissions. By entering a musical performance, musical composition, lyrics, photo, video recording, audio recording, or text as a Submission into the Contest, Group warrants and represents that he/she personally and solely composed the musical performance and/or lyrics, took the photo, recorded the video or audio, or composed the written text and has any and all rights to such composition, lyrics, photo, video or audio recording, or text. By entering a Submission, Group grants Sponsor an irrevocable, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable, worldwide right (without need of any notice to or approval from Group) to use, reproduce, edit, market, store, distribute, have distributed, publicly and privately display, publicly and privately perform, transmit, have transmitted, create derivative works based upon, and promote any Submission, as such may be edited and modified by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, for editorial, commercial, promotional and all other purposes, including posting on any websites.
Submission Covenants. If the Submission contains any materials or elements that are not owned by the Group, and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the Group is responsible for obtaining, prior to entry of the Submission, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Submission by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, name and likeness permissions from any person who appears in or is identifiable in the Submission. Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor from any Group at any time. Failure to provide such proof may, if requested, render a Submission null and void. By entering a Submission, Group warrants and represents that he/she and any persons appearing or who are identifiable in the Submission consent to the entry and use of the Submission in the Contest and to its use as stated in these Official Rules.
Impairment. Any portion of the Contest may be canceled, suspended and/or modified, in whole or in part, if in Sponsor's opinion any fraud, technical failure or other factor beyond Sponsor's control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in a disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
Sponsor's Remedies. Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Entrant may not enter with multiple identities or use any automated system, bot or other device or artifice to enter or obtain more than the maximum number of qualified Entries. Any attempt to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and will result in disqualification from participation in the Contest. Should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution.
Group's Sole Remedy. If for any reason a Submission is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, the Groups's sole remedy is another Submission in the same Contest during the Contest Period (subject to availability of reserved time slots).
Indemnification. Contest is subject to these Official Rules. By participating, Groups agree: (i) to be bound by these complete Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor which shall be final and binding; and (ii) to waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Contest or these Official Rules, except where prohibited by law. By accepting a prize, Group also agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and the Released Parties from and against any claims, actions, liability, loss, injury or damages, disability, attorneys' fees, and costs of litigation and settlement, as well as any liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person, including, without limitation death to GroupGroups or any third party, or damages or losses to property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by any reason, from use, redemption, acceptance, possession, ownership, or misuse of any prize; participation in any activity, event, or excursion offered in connection with the prize; use of any facility, service and/or accommodation related to the prize; or participation in any Contest-related activity or participation in this Contest.
No Liability. The Released Parties will not be liable for late, lost, delayed, misdirected, incomplete unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible Submissions, communications or declarations, regardless of the method of transmission; telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of Submissions or other materials; any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of a prize, or from participation in the Contest; or any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Contest.
Technical Malfunctions. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Released Parties are not responsible for computer malfunctions, network connections, email delivery problems, Sponsor or third party systems failure or incompatibility, typographical, technical or key-stroke errors, or interruptions in internet services, and for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged or stolen notifications.
Force Majeure. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Contest by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, or any federal, state or local government law, order, or regulation, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor's control (each a "Force Majeure" event or occurrence), then subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsor will have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Contest. If the Contest is terminated before the designated end date, Sponsor may, if possible, select the Contest Winners from all eligible, non-suspect Submissions received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination.
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