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Name The Mascot - Rules and Regulations



YOUTH MASCOT NAME  /  
CONTEST RULES 

August 1, 2013 – October 18, 2013


CONTEST:
This is a contest to name the official Texas Trophy Hunters Association™ mascot (‘contest’).  The Texas Trophy Hunters Association™ (‘TTHA’ ) is offering their Junior Trophy Hunters (ages 10-17) the opportunity to name the mascot in order to win a Youth Hunt provided by R. Diamond Ranch near Fredericksburg, Texas (‘prize’).

ELIGIBILITY AND ODDS OF WINNING:
No purchases necessary to enter. Purchase will not improve chances of winning. Odds of winning will vary depending on number of participants. All participants must be between the ages of 10 – 17 years of age at the time of entry and a legal U.S. resident. Employees of The Texas Trophy Hunters Association™, affiliates, subsidiaries, and successor companies, contest sponsors, advertising and promotion agencies, contest prize suppliers, participating advertisers and immediate family members of anyone so situated are not eligible.  “Immediate family members” shall include spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws”, or by current or past marriage, remarriage, adoption, co-habitation or other familial extension, and any other persons residing at the same household location, whether or not related. If minors are permitted to participate in the contest, a parent or guardian of any participant who is a minor at the time of entry must sign a release on behalf of the minor to be eligible to be entered and eligible to win a prize.  The Texas Trophy Hunters Association™ reserves the right to refuse to award a prize to or on behalf of a minor.  

HOW TO ENTER:
Participants may enter their suggestion at TTHA.com by completing the entry form and submitting it to The Texas Trophy Hunters Association™.  Entrants may have their parent post their suggestion under their name via facebook at facebook.com/TexasTrophyHunters if they do not have an account.  Entrants may have their parent post their suggestion under their name via twitter at twitter.com/TTHA1 if they do not have an account.  If the 10-17 year old has an official account, they may enter.  All who have their own account will be entered with the understanding they have already received parental approval.  If later parental approval was not given, entry will be considered null and void.  Entrants may also enter at the Texas Trophy Hunters --  Hunters Extravaganza shows in Houston (Aug. 2-4, 2012) / Ft. Worth (Aug. 16-18, 2013) & San Antonio (Aug. 23-25, 2013), during the official hours of operation only.  Entrants must fully complete the official entry form and drop them off at the TTHA booth located at the front of the show.  Entry forms that are not completed will be considered null & void.  Entry forms that are not dropped off at the TTHA tent will not be accepted at a later date.  No other form of entry will be accepted.  Entrants may only enter once.  Only one entry will be accepted all other duplicated entries by the same individual will be considered null & void.    The deadline to enter is 5:00 pm CST, Oct. 18, 2013 and all entries must be received by that date.  The final winner will be notified by announcement on TTHA.com, Facebook, and by phone or mail. If no contact to TTHA is made from winner within ten (10) days of announcement prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner chosen.

RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
One entry per person. Void where prohibited by law. TTHA reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the contest if it is not capable of completion as planned for any reason, including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any kind. The decision of TTHA is final. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. TTHA their subsidiaries and affiliates, their officers, directors, agents, insurers, and employees, and their advertising and promotional agencies and sponsors assume no responsibility or liability whatsoever for damages, loss or injury resulting from participating in any contest or acceptance or use of any prize. In consideration of participation in a contest, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Entrant, on Entrant’s behalf, and on behalf of Entrant’s heirs, successors or assigns, administrators and personal representatives, does hereby COVENANT NOT TO SUE, FULLY RELEASE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE (i) TTHA and each of their respective direct and indirect subsidiaries, affiliates, partners and related entities, (iv) each of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, insurers, attorneys and representatives, and (v) each predecessor, successor, and assign thereof, from and against any and all actions, charges, claims, losses, costs, damages, expenses (including attorneys’ fees and expenses) and liabilities of any kind or character, whether known or unknown, in connection with, arising out of or in any way related to Entrant’s participation in any contest.  If total cash prize value for the winner exceeds $599.99 a 1099 form will be sent to the parent/legal guardian at the beginning of 2014 for U.S. Government tax purposes.  

c. Web Site Entries. Participants must accurately complete all required fields or entry will be deemed invalid. TTHA and its sponsors shall have no liability for any malfunction of the Internet, TTHA website or any other computer-related processor system. TTHA is not responsible for any prize offered or any aspect of any contest appearing on an advertiser’s web banner or hyperlink located on TTHA website (www.TTHA.com).

PRIZES:
Potential winner will be awarded a weekend guided whitetail hunt at R Diamond Ranch in Willow City, Texas. The prize includes the hunt for 1 (one) mature whitetail buck with meals and lodging included. The hunt will take place at an agreed time arranged with the outfitter during open dates in the fall season of 2013 and is non-transferable. Taxidermy, meat processing, transportation of game and transportation to and from Willow City, Texas are not included. The winner must be available to hunt during the 2013-2014 hunting season. This hunt is co-sponsored by TTHA and R Diamond Ranch (www.Rabkes.com; 830.685.3266).  Prizes are specified within the contest. Prizes are non-transferable and non-exchangeable. No substitution or cash equivalent will be made. TTHA reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the awarded prize in unavailable for any reason. TTHA if for some reason the hunt is not available to take place for reasons not controlled by either TTHA or Sponsor.

HOW TO CLAIM PRIZE:
Winners will be selected as described in the specific rules of contest. Winners agree to appear at the TTHA home office located at 326 Sterling Browning Road, San Antonio, TX 78232 unless alternate arrangements are made or outlined in each contests specific rule. Prizes may only be claimed between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday through Friday. In the event that a prize is mailed to the winner, pursuant to winner’s prior consent, winner assumes the risk of the prize’s safe arrival. Winners must provide proof of age, photo identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded. The only accepted types of photo identification are government issued photo identifications, including a valid driver’s license or United States passport. TTHA reserves the right to deny awarding the prize if the winner fails to provide satisfactory identification, as determined by TTHA and their sole discretion. In addition, winners may be asked to execute an affidavit of eligibility, indemnification and release of liability before any prize is awarded. If the prize is travel tickets, travel partners, if any, must meet age eligibility requirements and may also be asked to execute an affidavit of eligibility, indemnification and release of liability prior to awarding the prize. Failure to execute any of these documents or comply with any of the terms will result in forfeiture of the prize. Winners have thirty (30) days from the date their name is first announced on the air, or by other disclosed mode of public dissemination, or the day of contact that prize(s) have arrived and are now available to claim and pick up their prize. Failure to claim and pick up prize within this time for any reason will result in forfeiture of the prize TTHA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to award unclaimed prizes to alternate contestants or not to award the unclaimed prizes. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. All federal, state and local taxes (including any sales taxes) are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prior to the delivery of any prize, TTHA reserves the right to collect from the winner any taxes it deems appropriate. Any person winning over $600 in total cash and/or prizes during any one calendar year period will receive an IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year, and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS. Any additional costs relating to the prizes and incurred as a result of accepting the prizes, is the sole responsibility of the winner.

DISQUALIFICATION AND PENALTIES:
All participants agree to be bound by these rules. TTHA, in its sole discretion, further reserves the right to disqualify any person for (i) violating any of these rules, (ii) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the TTHA website, (iii) gaining an unfair advantage in participating in the contest, (iv) obtaining winner status using fraudulent means, or (v) engaging in otherwise unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing, or threatening behavior. Furthermore, any resale or auction or attempt to resell or auction of prize may result in the prize being awarded to another participant. ANY ATTEMPT BY A CONTESTANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY CIRCUMVENT, DISRUPT OR DAMAGE ORDINARY AND NORMAL OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST, TELEPHONE SYSTEMS OR WEBSITE, OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, TTHA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

PUBLICITY RELEASE:
Unless prohibited by law, participation constitutes permission for TTHA and contest sponsors, without any further obligation to the contest participant, to use participant’s name, voice, biographical data and likeness for promotional purposes.

WINNER INFORMATION:
Winner information may be released upon 10 days of awarding the prize to the potential winner once it is determined all eligibility requirements have been met.  Please submit in writing your request for the winner’s name ONLY and purpose for the request to Name The Mascot Winner, 326 Sterling Browning, Suite 101, San Antonio, TX 78232

Disclaimer:
By participating in this contest, entrants agree to the specific rules, terms and conditions provided.
VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, No purchase necessary to win.

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