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OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. The How I Fell in Love with Jazz Video Contest ("Promotion") begins at 8:00:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on October 1, 2020 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on November 21, 2020 (“Promotion Period”). The promotion contains a contest of skill (“Contest”). The computer clock of Sponsor is the official time-keeping device in the Promotion. 

 

1. ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (excluding Puerto Rico) and the District of Columbia, Canada (excluding Quebec), and the United Kingdom who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of Promotion registration. Employees, officers and directors of Savage Ticket, Blue Loop LLC (the “Sponsor”), and any of its subsidiaries and affiliates, Votigo, Realtime Media LLC, their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, and fulfillment and marketing agencies, (collectively, “Promotion Parties”) their immediate families (parent, child, sibling & spouse and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same households as such individuals (whether related or not) are not eligible to participate in the Promotion. Individuals who have previously submitted sample videos and the appointed Judges of this contest are not eligible. By participating in the Promotion, you release, discharge and hold harmless Promotion Parties, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies and the respective officers, directors, employees and agents of each of the foregoing, from any and all damages whether direct or indirect, which may be due to or arise out of participation in the Promotion or any portion thereof, or the acceptance, use/misuse or possession of any prize. By participating, you agree to these Official Rules and to the decisions of the judges and Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Void where prohibited by law, rule or regulation. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

2. TIMING: The Promotion will consist of five (5) phases, as detailed below:

 

  • Contest Entry Period: Begins at or about 08:00:00 AM ET on October 1, 2020 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on November 21, 2020

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  • Public Voting Period: Begins at or about 08:00:00 AM ET on October 1, 2020 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on November 28, 2020

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  • Announcement of Top Voted Entries: The top one hundred and two (102) entries determined by public vote will be announced on or about December 1, 2020

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  • Judging Period: Begins at or about 12:00:00 AM ET on December 2, 2020 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on December 16, 2020

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  • Winner Announcement: The First, Second, and Third Place Prize Winners will be announced on or about December 30, 2020 (depending on winner verification)

 

3. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: To participate, go to https://www.savageticket.com/how-i-fell-in-love-with-jazz (the "Website") during the Contest Entry Period to gain access to the Contest entry form. Enter your true and correct information on the official contest entry form (required fields include: Full Name, Email address, Phone Number, Country, Ability to Text Phone Number provided, and Profession). Upon completion of contest entry form, you will then be asked to upload a video, as well as a title and description for the video, via PC or mobile device. The completed contest entry form along with your video constitutes your Entry (the “Entry”). Your video should showcase the components listed below:

  1. How you fell in love with jazz

  2. How your love for jazz has evolved over the years, if applicable

  3. Your favorite jazz genre/musician/band/song/album, etc. and what makes that choice special for you

 

Video submission qualifications include the following:

  • Your video must be in English

  • Acceptable video file formats include: AVI, MOV, WMV, MP4, MPEG, FLV, 3GP, and 3G2

  • Acceptable video file size is no larger than 300MB

  • Maximum video length is 60 seconds with a resolution of at least 1080p

  • Your video must be recorded with limited background noise and optimal lighting so it can be heard and seen clearly.

  • Your video can be as simple as you telling your story on camera with a background that you feel is appropriate or it can be a more elaborate production with multiple camera angles, edits, special effects, and props

  • The most important thing is that your story is told enthusiastically and passionately in a way that will help viewers to understand your love for jazz music.

 

Limit of one (1) Entry per person, per email address, per day throughout the Promotion Period. Limit of three (3) unique Entries per person, per email address, throughout the Promotion Period.

 

By submitting an Entry, you hereby grant permission for your Entry to be posted on https://www.savageticket.com/how-i-fell-in-love-with-jazz or other websites. You agree that Promotion Parties are not responsible for any unauthorized use of Entries by third parties. Promotion Parties do not guarantee the posting of any Entry. You agree that you will not use the Entry for any other purpose, including, without limitation, posting the Entry to any online social networks (other than for entry into this Promotion), without the express consent of Sponsor in each instance.

 

By submitting an Entry, you represent and warrant that the work submitted is original to you and that neither it nor its contents infringes upon or violates the rights of any third party. If your Entry includes likenesses of third parties (such as, but not limited to, makeup artist or subject) or contains elements not owned by you, (such as, but not limited to, company logos) you must be able to provide legal releases for such use in a form satisfactory to Sponsor or your Entry will be disqualified. Entries may not defame or invade the publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or proprietary rights.

 

REQUIREMENTS OF CONTEST ENTRIES:  Entries may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:

  • Is sexually explicit; unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; contains nudity;

  • Promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message;

  • Is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group;

  • Appears to duplicate any other submitted contest entries;  

  • Defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies;

  • Contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others, without permission;

  • Contains any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses;

  • Contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media), without permission;

  • Contains any individual other than you and/or any materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead, without providing legal releases for such use in a form satisfactory to Sponsor;

  • If the Entry contains any individual other than the entrant such as a friend or a family member, the Sponsor assumes the entrant has obtained proper consent from those individuals and holds no legal responsibility if any harm or damage is caused.

  • Contains look-alikes of celebrities or other public or private figures, living or dead;

  • Communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which Sponsor wishes to associate; and/or

  • Violates any law.

 

By submitting an Entry, you represent and warrant that the Entry has not been previously published and has not won previous awards. By submitting an Entry, you warrant and represent that you consent to the submission and use of the Entry in the Contest and to its use as otherwise set forth herein.

 

By submitting an Entry, you acknowledge and agree that Sponsor may receive other Entries under this Promotion that may be similar or identical to the Entry submitted by you, and you waive any and all claims you may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future, that any other Entry reviewed and/or used by Sponsor may be similar to your Entry and you understand that you will not be entitled to any compensation because of Sponsor’s use of such other similar or identical material.

 

4. PUBLIC VOTE:  To vote, you must be at least the age of majority of your country of residence at the time of voting. Voting begins at 08:00:00 AM ET on October 1, 2020 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on November 28, 2020.  To place a vote, visit the Website during the Public Vote Period.  You must follow the on-screen instructions to submit your email address.  Upon submitting your email address, you will be able to place five (5) votes for each of your favorite Entries per day. You are prohibited from obtaining votes by any fraudulent or inappropriate means, including, without limitation, offering prizes or other inducements to members of the public, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Votes generated by script, macro or other automated means or which subvert or impair the integrity of the voting process will be void.  Any attempt to exceed the limited number of votes, shall give the Sponsor the right to void the votes in question and disqualify the Entry, at its sole discretion.  Limit of five (5) votes per voter, per email address, per entry, per day, throughout the Promotion Period. A “day” is understood to mean 12:00 a.m. ET through 11:59 p.m. ET.

 

5. JUDGING:  Begins at 12:00:00 AM ET on December 2, 2020 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on December 16, 2020. The judging panel, selected by the Sponsor, will score the top one hundred and two (102) Entries based on the number of public votes up to the maximum amount of points allowed.  Judging will be based on the following criteria:

 

  • Story Quality (60%): The judges will look at how meaningful, how intriguing, how unique, how passionate, and how powerful your story is.

  • Creativity and Imagination of Video Treatment (20%): The judges will look at how creatively your video is presented, how well your story flows, and the effectiveness of any visual aids that may be used, etc. Note: Simple, well-told stories are acceptable. Graphics and visual aids are not a requirement. If you choose to use elevated video production to tell your story, make sure that the enhancements add to the telling of the story and do no distract from it.

  • Video Production Quality (20%): The judges will look at the overall quality of your video in terms of clarity, sound, lighting, transitioning, and other editing techniques, etc.

 

Entries that do not contain all required entry information or are considered inappropriate for any reason are not eligible.  The Entry with the highest score from the Judges will be deemed the potential First Place Prize winner. The one (1) Entry with the next highest score will be deemed the potential Second Place Prize winner. The one hundred (100) Entries [or “Entry”] with the next highest scores will be deemed the potential Third Place Prize winners.  [Note: This may change depending on the number of winners.] If a tie exists, the panel of 5 judges will do a direct vote to determine the winner. Sponsor reserves the right not to award all prizes or to choose fewer than 102 if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries. Prize awards are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.

 

 

6. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Prizes will be awarded only upon winner redemption, confirmation, verification, and final approval by Sponsor. No substitution, transfer of any prize or cash alternative permitted, except by Sponsor who reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value, if prize, or portion of prize, becomes unavailable. The potential First Prize and Second Prize winners will be sent an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release via email. All forms must be completed, signed, notarized, and returned to Administrator within ten (10) business days of date of issuance. Potential winners become the “Winner” only after verification of eligibility by Sponsor. All prizes will be fulfilled in approximately two (2) to three (3) weeks after the winners have been announced. Sponsor cannot predict the number of Entries. Winners will be announced on or about December 30, 2020, depending on winner verification.

 

7. PRIZES/PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: A total of one hundred and two (102) prizes will be awarded during the Promotion.

 

CONTEST FIRST PLACE PRIZE (1):  One (1) Contest First Place Prize will be awarded. The Contest First Place Prize winner will receive one (1) $2,500 check.

  • The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Contest First Place Prize is $2,500

 

CONTEST SECOND PLACE PRIZE (1):  One (1) Contest Second Place Prize will be awarded. The Contest Second Place Prize winner will receive one (1) $1,000 check.

  • The ARV of the Contest Second Place Prize is $1,000

 

CONTEST THIRD PLACE PRIZE (100):  One Hundred (100) Contest Third Place Prizes will be awarded. Each Contest Third Place Prize winner will receive one (1) of the following, depending on winner’s residence:

  • One (1) $100 Amazon e-Gift Card (US winners only)

  • One (1) $100 Check (Canada and UK winners only)

    • The ARV of the Contest Third Place Prizes is $10,000

The ARV of all Promotion prizes is $13,500

 

8. PRIZE LIMITATIONS: Limit of one (1) prize per person. If it is discovered during prize verification you have entered, attempted to enter, or used multiple accounts to enter more than the stated limit, you will be disqualified at the discretion of the administrator, or will be void. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means, which subvert the entry process, are void. All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Promotion Parties are not responsible for late, lost, stolen, damaged, delayed, or undelivered prizes.

9. OWNERSHIP OF ENTRIES:  By submitting an Entry, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and grant Sponsor an exclusive, fully paid-up and royalty-free, worldwide license to use, modify, delete from, add to, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce and translate your Entry, including without limitation the right to distribute all or part of your Entry in any media formats through any media channels. By submitting an Entry, you consent to the use, by Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, parents, and licensees, of your name, likeness, and image, in connection with the Event and Sponsor’s related marketing activities, in any media or format now known or hereafter invented, in any and all locations, without any payment to or further approval from you. You agree that this consent is perpetual and cannot be revoked.  For uses beyond the consent that you grant above, you agree that Sponsor’s use of your personal data will be governed by the Privacy Policy posted on the Sponsor website. 

 

10. GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS: Prize will only be awarded by Sponsor upon potential winners’ verification of eligibility and final approval by Sponsor. No prize substitution, cash equivalent of prizes, transfer or assignment of prizes is permitted, except by Sponsor which reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value, in its sole discretion. If any winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, prize will be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for fulfilling all requirements imposed on winners set forth herein.

 

11. MISCELLANEOUS: Promotion Parties are not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, corrupted, stolen, garbled, damaged, delayed, undelivered or misdirected Entries, all of which are void. Online Entries will be considered to be entered by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry and he/she must comply with these Official Rules. The authorized account holder is deemed 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. By entering the Promotion, you recognize and agree that the registration information provided by you will be made available to Sponsor; use of such information will be governed by Sponsor’s privacy policy found at https://www.savageticket.com/privacy-policy. Upon entering the Promotion, winners grant Sponsor the right to print, publish, broadcast, and use world-wide in any media now known or later developed, the winner's name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, city and state of residence, and biographical information for any purpose, including but not limited to, in advertisements, publicity, and other communications, worldwide, in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission, except where prohibited by law. You agree to comply with these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and judges shall be binding and final.

 

12. RELEASE: As a condition of entering the Promotion, you agree that (1) under no circumstances will you be permitted to obtain awards for, and you hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, and any claims, judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket expenses; (2) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form class action; and (3) in no event will you be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees. BY ENTERING THE PROMOTION, YOU AGREE TO RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS PROMOTION PARTIES AND THE RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AND AGENTS OF EACH, FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING DEATH, AND PROPERTY, WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT, WHICH MAY BE DUE TO OR ARISE OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, OR THE ACCEPTANCE, USE/MISUSE OR POSSESSION OF PRIZES, OR ANY PRIZE-RELATED TRAVEL OR ACTIVITY. YOU WAIVE ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

 

13. DISCLAIMER: Promotion Parties are not responsible for printing or typographical errors in these Official Rules or in any Promotion-related materials. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual that tampers with the entry process. Sponsor also reserves the right to terminate, suspend, cancel or modify the Promotion and award the prizes for the Promotion from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received (i) as of the date of termination using the judging procedure outlined above or in a random drawing for the Sweepstakes if for any reason this Promotion is not capable of running as planned due to any reason, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, fraud, unauthorized intervention, technical failures or other causes that may corrupt or impair the integrity, fairness or proper play of the Promotion. Promotion Parties are not responsible or liable for any events which may cause errors and/or the Promotion to be stopped, including but not limited to 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, nor are they responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone, network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or cable, satellite, or Internet Service Providers, computer equipment, software or any other failure of any email or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to yours or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Promotion or downloading any materials in this Promotion. Promotion Parties are not responsible for computer, mechanical, technical, electronic, network or other errors or problems, including any errors or problems that may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing of Entries, or in any other Promotion-related materials. Promotion Parties may stop you from participating in this Promotion if you violate Official Rules or act, in Sponsor’s sole discretion: (a) in a manner Sponsor determines to be not fair; (b) with an intent to annoy, threaten or harass any other entrant or the Sponsor; or (c) in any other disruptive manner. Should more prizes be awarded through a computer, hardware, or software malfunction, error or failure, or for any other reason, in any prize category, than are stated for that category in the Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the number of prizes stated in the Official Rules for that category. In no event will more prizes be awarded than that listed in Section #7.

 

CAUTION: ANY ACT OR ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, PROMOTION PARTIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL(S) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

 

14. CHOICE OF LAW AND JURISDICTION: Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants or winners, Sponsor, and administrator in connection with this Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Ohio, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of Ohio or any other jurisdiction), which might otherwise cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Ohio. Any action seeking legal or equitable relief arising out of or relating to the Promotion or these Official Rules shall be brought only in the courts of the State of Ohio. You hereby irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction of said courts and waive any claim of forum non-convenience or lack of personal jurisdiction they may have.

 

15. TAX INFORMATION: All federal, state, local, and other taxes on prizes and any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, are the sole responsibility of the applicable winner. A 1099 tax form will be issued to the First and Second Place Prize winners.

 

16. WINNERS LIST: To receive the list of winners of prizes, send a #10 self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt by January 8, 2021 to: How I Fell in Love with Jazz Video Contest Winners List Request, c/o Realtime Media, 200 Four Falls Corporate Center, Suite 100, Conshohocken, PA 19428. 

 

SPONSOR: Savage Ticket, Blue Loop LLC, 4393 Digital Way, Mason, OH 45040

 

ADMINISTRATOR: Realtime Media LLC, 200 Four Falls Corporate Center, Suite 100, Conshohocken, PA 19428

MEET THE JUDGES

AL DI MEOLA

Al Di Meola—Jazz guitar hero and perennial poll-winner. Al Di Meola has been recognized internationally over the past four decades as a virtuoso of the highest order. A prolific composer and prodigious six-string talent, Al Di Meola has amassed over 20 albums as a leader while collaborating on a dozen or so others with the likes of the fusion supergroup Return to Forever (with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White), the celebrated acoustic guitar trio featuring fellow virtuosos John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia, and the Rite of Strings trio with bassist Clarke and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. To learn more about Al and his music, visit https://www.aldimeola.com/

DORTHAAN KIRK

Dorthaan Kirk—honored as a 2020 Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)—our country’s highest honor for Jazz. Dorthaan, widow of Rashaan Roland Kirk, has been a lifelong ambassador of Jazz and has often been referred to a New Jersey’s first lady of Jazz. She has been active as a curator and producer of Jazz events, is an avid supporter of musicians and jazz education for youth, and has been the recipient of numerous awards for her community-based initiatives in the arts, such as the Humanitarian Award from the American Conference on Diversity. To learn more Dorthaan’s recognition as an NEA Jazz Master, visit https://www.sfjazz.org/onthecorner/nea-jazz-masters-qa-dorthaan-kirk/

KARRIN ALLYSON

Karrin Allyson—is a five-time Grammy Nominee in the category of Best Jazz Vocal. A highly acclaimed Jazz vocalist, pianist and songwriter Ms. Allyson is widely recognized as one of the most gifted voices of her generation. The most recent releases by Karrin are her all-original "Some of that Sunshine” and  “Shoulder to Shoulder: Centennial Tribute to Women’s Suffrage featuring Karrin Allyson Sextet.” The New York Times, called her a "singer with a feline touch and impeccable intonation." To learn more about Karrin and her Music, visit karrin.com

HOUSTON PERSON

Houston Person—a legendary “Boss Tenor,” Jazz saxophonist, and record producer. Although he has performed in the hard bop and swing genres, he is best known for his work in soul jazz. He received the Eubie Blake Jazz Award in 1982. Houston has recorded over 75 albums in his career as a soloist and bandleader including recordings with Charles Brown, Ron Carter, Bill Charlap, Charles Earland, Lena Horne, Etta Jones, Lou Rawls, Janis Siegel, Horace Silver, Dakota Staton, Cedar Walton, plus Billy Butler, Don Patterson, Grant Green, Sonny Phillips, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, Richard "Groove" Holmes, and others. To learn more about Houston and his music, click: https://inter-jazz.com/web/artists/houston-person/

NORIKO UEDA

Noriko Ueda—a pre-eminent Jazz Bassist, composer, and bandleader. Noriko was the B.E.S.T. scholarship recipient for the Berklee College of Music in Boston and a winner of the BMI Charlie Parker Award for Jazz composition. Noriko tours with The Diva Jazz Orchestra, Artemis Jazz-supergroup, and with her own trio and orchestra. She has performed at many historical Jazz venues including Carnegie Hall, Blue Note New York, Jazz at Lincoln Center/Dizzy’s Club, John F Kennedy Center, Hollywood Bowl, Blue Note Tokyo, and Birdland. To learn more about Noriko and her music, visit norikoueda.com

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