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Favorite Pet Look Alike Contest Official Rules


a.The WHSV’s Favorite Pet Look-A-Like Contest (“Promotion”) will begin at 12:00 am EST on December 21st, 2009 and end at 11:59 pm on February 1st, 2010. Submissions of photos must be in, no later than 11:59 pm EST on January 10th, 2010. First round of voting will being at 12:00 am EST on January 11th, 2010 and will end at 11:59pm EST on January 24th, 2010. Second round of voting will begin at 12:00am EST on January 25th, 2010 and will end at 11:59 am EST on January 31st, 2010.


a.Submissions are open to all legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia (except NY and FL) who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and who live in the WHSV TV3 viewing area. Employees of WHSV TV3 (the “Station”), its corporate parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, its advertising agencies, participating sponsors/promotional partners, other broadcasting stations in the viewing metropolitan area, and the members of their immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings or children) or households are ineligible to participate or win. This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void outside the United States, in NY and FL, as applicable, and where prohibited.

b.Only One (1) submission is allowed per person per household. Voting via Text-to-Vote is unlimited.

d.Entrants are required to provide truthful information and the Station will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent. The Station will disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements, and the Station will also delete any entry knowingly received from persons under the age of 13 in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.


a.To participate in the Promotion, you may enter via the following method(s):

VIA INTERNET –To submit your photos, go to WHSV.com/contests and click on “Favorite Pet Look-a-Like”. Follow the links and instructions to enter and submit your first name and last name, complete address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, date of birth, and a valid email address in the online entry form. Internet entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible by assigning the email address or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. All entries submitted become the sole property of the Station and will not be acknowledged or returned. Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by Station. The contest/sweepstakes administrator’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Promotion. The promotion will begin at 12:00:00 am EST on December 21st, 2009 and end at 11:59:59 pm on February 1st, 2010. Submissions of photos must be in, no later than 11:59:59 pm EST on January 10th, 2010. First round of voting will being at 12:00:00 am EST on January 11th, 2010 and will end at 11:59:59 pm EST on January 24th, 2010. Second round of voting will begin at 12:00:00 am EST on January 25th, 2010 and will end at 11:59:59 pm EST on January 31st, 2010.

b.For internet entry, only one entry per person and one entry per email address are permitted.


a.After the first round of voting, 5 finalist will be chosen and announced. After finalists are announced, a second round of voting will start and placement will be determined amongst the finalist. The prizes are listed below. 1st Place: Prizes Valued at amount of $375 2nd Place: Prizes Valued at amount of $225 3rd Place: Prizes Valued at amount of $150

b.There is no substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent for prizes, except that the Station may, at its sole discretion, substitute prizes of comparable value or cash. The prizes are expressly limited to the item(s) listed above and do not include taxes, gratuities or any other expenses. Other restrictions may apply.


a.Decisions of Station management with respect to the Promotion are final.

b.3 Finalists will be chosen, based on Round 1 voting, at 11:59:59 PM EST on January 24th, 2010. After the second round of voting, the placement of the finalists will be announced at 11:59:59 pm EST on January 31st, 2010.

c.Odds of winning depend upon the number of submissions of photos and entries into the contest.

d.Winners will be notified by email or a phone call from WHSV TV3. Winners (or their parents or legal guardians if under the age of majority) must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release within ten (10) days of notification attempt or winner will be disqualified and the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be chosen by being the 4th placement in the overall contest. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to complete, sign and return the required affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within the required time period, or if a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner will be disqualified and will forfeit the prize.

e.Unless otherwise specified in the prize notification, all prizes or prize certificates may be picked up at the office of the Station at the address below. The winner will forfeit any prize or prize certificate not claimed within thirty (30) days of winning. Prize or prize certificates will not be mailed to the winner without the winner’s prior written consent in which the winner shall agree to assume its risk of loss. The Station, its sponsor, or promotional partners are not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize or prize certificate.


a.Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winners. Winners will be required to complete and submit an IRS Form W-9 or the equivalent including the winner’s full Social Security Number for receipt of any prize valued at $600 or more or for any prizes awarded by the Station in a calendar year with an aggregate value of $600 or more. Failure to submit a complete W-9 or equivalent will result in disqualification and forfeiture of the prize.

b.By participating in the Promotion, each winner agrees to have his or her name, city, state, voice, or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this Promotion without additional financial or other compensation, and, where legal, to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize.

c.Prior to awarding any prize or prize certificate, and depending on the nature of the prize and eligibility requirements of the contest, the Station in its sole discretion will require verification of Promotion winner’s identification by a showing of valid government-issued photo identification. By participating in the Promotion, each winner agrees to release hold the Station, its sponsor(s) and promotional partner(s), and each of their parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives of each of them (collectively, the “Released Parties”) harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize or participation in the Promotion. The Station will also require eligible Promotion winners and their guests or travel companions, if any (as well as each of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s), if winners, guests or travel companions are under the age of majority in their state of residence), to sign a liability release confirming such consent.

d.The Station, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person (and all of their entries) from this Promotion if he or she tampers with the entry process, the operation of the Promotion, or the operation of the Station’s web channel or is otherwise in violation of the rules. The Station further reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Promotion, or any part of it, if it is not capable of completion as planned or if any fraud, technical failures or any factor beyond the Station’s control, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Promotion as determined by the Station in is sole discretion. Any attempt by an entrant or any person to deliberately damage any station web channel or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the Station reserves the right to seek full prosecution and/or damages from any such individual to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Station’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of this provision. If due to circumstances beyond the control of the Station, any competition or prize-related event or travel is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, the Station reserves the right, but not the obligation, to modify, suspend or cancel the Promotion and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.

e.The Released Parties are not responsible for (i) typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the Promotion, or in the announcement of a prize; (ii) entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties, malfunctions, disconnections, other technological failures, telephone service outages, delays, dropped calls, or busy signals; or (iii) lost, stolen, mangled, mis-delivered, postage due, illegible, incomplete, incorrect, or late entries.

f.To obtain a copy of the Official Rules or a list of winners following completion of the Promotion (please specify which), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (VT residents may omit return postage) specifying “Official Rules” or “Winner List” to WHSV’s Favorite Pet Look-a-Like Contest Winner List or Official Rules Request, WHSV TV3 at 50 N. Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802. A copy of the Official Rules and a list of winners (when complete) are also available during regular business hours at the main studio of WHSV TV3 at 50 N. Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802. All such requests must be received within thirty (30) days following completion of the Promotion.


a.By use of this web channel and by entering this Promotion, you agree to the Station’s Terms of Use Agreement and to the use of your personal information as described in the Privacy Policy located at: “www.whsv.com/contest”.

Sponsor: Drs. Biery and Paulette, 4100 Quarles Ct, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Sylvia’s Pets, 226 University Blvd, Harrisonburg, Va 22801 Robert Good Photography, 12517 Spotswood Trail, Elkton, Va 22827
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