NEWS 4 TODAY MUG IN THE MORNING CONTEST
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
The News 4 Today Mug in the Morning contest begins at 4:00 a.m. Central Time (“C.T.”) on Monday, August 30, 2018 and ends Thursday, May 24, 2018 (“Contest Period”). Entries must be received by 3:00 p.m. C.T. each Thursday during the Contest Period to be eligible for that week’s selection. Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
SPONSOR: WSMV, 5700 Knob Road, Nashville, TN 37209.
ENTRY: To enter, take a photo of a Nashville MTA bus featuring the News 4 Weather Team decal. Go to https://facebook.com/WSMVTV, click the Sweepstakes tab on the left side of the page, and click the link for the News 4 Today Mug in the Morning Contest. Complete the entry form and upload your photo to register and receive one (1) entry. There is no cost to register or enter.
Entries must be original and created by you. Entries (photos) must be taken by you or at your direction (non-professional), unpublished, and may not have won any prize or award. Photos may be in black and white or color. Photos must not contain material that violates or infringes the rights of another, including, but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement. Photos must not contain brand names or trademarks, except for those owned by WSMV and/or Nashville MTA. Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Entrants are expected to follow all traffic laws and exercise caution when obtaining their photographs.
Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to request additional information from entrants, reject, disqualify, modify, edit, and revise any entries, photos/videos or related materials that are nude, obscene, defamatory, profane, offensive, lewd, pornographic, false, misleading, deceptive, or otherwise inconsistent with its editorial standards, audience expectations, or reputational interests or that Sponsor believes may violate any applicable law or regulation or the rights of any third party. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to verify any element of any entry or related materials and to disqualify any entrant whose participation may subject the contest, Sponsor, or Sponsor's advertisers, clients, or customers to controversy, negative publicity, scorn, or ridicule.
LIMIT: Multiple entries from one person will be accepted, but each entry must be separate and unique. No group entries.
ELIGIBILITY: Legal residents of Tennessee in the Nashville Nielsen DMA who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry are eligible to enter, except employees of Sponsor, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the contest and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries
and members of their immediate families or household members. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year. Winners of a prize from Sponsor within the past thirty (30) days from the beginning date of this contest are not eligible.
JUDGING: On or about each Thursday during the Contest Period at approximately 3:30 pm C.T, two News 4 Promotions employees will judge and score all eligible entries received prior to that week’s deadline. Entries will be judged based on 1) uniqueness of shot (one a scale of 1-5) and 2) composition, color and clarity (on a scale of 1-5). Adding the scores from these two criteria, entries will be assessed a total score on a scale of 1-10. The winner will be the one (1) photo each week with the highest score. In the case of a tie, the winning photo will be randomly selected from the tied entries.
Potential winner(s) will be notified by phone, email, and/or social media direct message at approximately 4:00 pm C.T. each Thursday during the Contest Period, starting Thursday, May 3, 2018 (four  winners total). Each winning photo will also be shown on-air between 4:00 and 7:00 a.m. the following weekday.
Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than one (1) winner each week if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries. Decisions of judges are final and binding in all respects.
PRIZES: Per the above method, one (1) winner each week (approximately four  winners total) will be determined. Each winner will receive one (1) News 4 Today Coffee Mug (approximate retail value $4.80). Winner will be responsible for picking up prize at the WSMV studios (5700 Knob Road, Nashville, TN 37209) within ten (10) days of notification, or, after winner has completed required prize paperwork electronically, prize may be mailed with winner’s signed consent. One (1) prize per household.
Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portions thereof) of equal or greater value if prize (or portions thereof) cannot be awarded as described. Sponsor will determine all elements of prize in its sole discretion. Prize may not be assigned, transferred, changed or redeemed for cash, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee express or implied by Sponsor. Sponsor disclaims all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any third-party product or service accepted by the winner. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules. Entrants agree to be bound by Official Rules and agree that if any winner fails to provide proof of identity, refuses to provide required documentation, is found to have violated the Official Rules or otherwise does not meet eligibility criteria, prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner with the next highest score. Entrants understand that Sponsor is not liable for injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in this promotion and acceptance, possession and use of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the contest, or in the announcement of the prize. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects.
OTHER: Sponsor assumes no responsibility for entries it is unable to process due to network, hardware or other technical failures; or any other reason, or incomplete, damaged, misdirected, illegible or lost e-mail or mail entries. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this promotion if not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or integrity of the contest. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select winner(s) from among all eligible entries received prior to date of cancellation. The use of automated entry systems or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the contest is prohibited. In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the holder of an established e-mail account associated with the entry.
GENERAL: Except where prohibited by law: (i) entry constitutes permission for Sponsor to use winner’s entry, name, hometown, likeness, photograph, voice and statements regarding this contest in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the contest, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner’s list, if applicable; (ii) potential winner may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Ownership/Liability Release and Publicity unless prohibited by law, within ten (10) days of notification. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to respond to the winner notification, or fails to claim prize, the potential winner is disqualified and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner with the next highest score. By participating and winning a prize, winner releases Sponsor, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and agents, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from any and all liability with respect to the prize won and participation in the contest. Subject to all U.S. federal, Tennessee state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. Applicable taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. For the winner’s list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope after Friday, June 8, 2018 to Winner’s List/ News 4 Today Mug in the Morning Contest at the Sponsor’s address above.
WSMV’s website Terms of Service applies to all entries.
You may submit any text, images, data, or other materials (“Content”) to the Web site and/or via social media. In so doing, you acknowledge and agree that you grant to Sponsor a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide right and license to:
Link to, use, reproduce, transmit, modify, adapt, publish, display, perform, distribute, and translate such Content without notice, attribution or payment to you; sublicense such Content (in whole or in part), and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such material without notice, attribution or payment to you. Further, by submitting content to the Web site and/or via social media, you acknowledge that you have the authority to grant such rights to Sponsor and use of the Content by the Sponsor will not violate the rights of any third party. You further acknowledge that the burden of determining whether any Content posted or transmitted to the Web site and/or social media by you is protected by copyright or will otherwise violate the rights of any third party rests solely with you. Sponsor and its subsidiaries, licensees and third party content providers and licensors have the right to assert and enforce these provisions relating to the submission of Content directly or on its own behalf.