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"You Can Call Me Al" Contest

Updated 1:53 PM CDT, Fri, Jan 13, 2012

Has anyone ever said you look like Today Show weatherman Al Roker?

Here's your chance to score big on your good looks. 

NBC 5 News Today is holding a "You Can Call Me Al" contest. 

You can win a chance to do a weather report with our very own Andy Avalos.

Al Roker Talks About Contest

Al Roker Talks About Contest

Al Roker Talks About Contest

E-mail your video to soundoff@nbcchicago.com. Please include your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and date of birth.  Limit one entry per person or e-mail address. You must be 13 years or older.

The contest ends Friday, March 18, 2011 at 5 p.m. A winner will be chosen on or about Wednesday, March 23, 2011.

We will announce the lucky viewer live on NBC 5 News Today.


Here's more information:

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION:  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void where prohibited. The You can Call Me Al Contest (“Contest”) will begin on March 3, 2011 at 5:00 a.m. CT and end on March 18, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. CT (“Contest Period”).  All times in the Contest refer to Central Time (“CT”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries received.  Contest is subject all applicable federal, state and local laws.


ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents physically residing in the WMAQ terrestrial geographic viewing area in the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois, and who are thirteen (13) years of age or older as of the start of the Contest Period.  Officers, directors, and employees of Contest Entities (as defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Contest.  Contest Entities, as referenced herein, shall include WMAQ, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, “Sponsors”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Contest.


TO ENTER: During the Contest Period, log on to www.nbcchicago.com/morningshow, (the “Website”) click on the Contest link, and follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes your name, address, telephone number, email address, and date of birth (“Entry Information”). As part of your Entry (defined below), you will also be required to e-mail an original video of yourself demonstrating how you look and sound like Al Roker of the Today Show to soundoff@nbcchicago.com (“Video”). Video must be in the English language and must not contain any music. Only the entrant should appear in the Video. Video must be no larger than forty (40) mb in size, no longer that two (2) minutes in length, and must be in one of the following electronic formats:  QuickTime (.mov), Windows Media Video (.wmv), Audio Interleave Video (.avi), Moving Pictures Expert Group (.mpeg), MPEG format (.mpg), Advanced Systems Format (.asf), or Third Generation Partnership Group (.3pg). Entry Information and Video together constitute an entry (“Entry”). All Entries become the property of Sponsors, and will not be acknowledged or returned.


By entering, you agree that you created the Video and you have any required permissions to submit your Entry to the Contest subject to the terms of these Official Rules. There must not be any proprietary background containing artwork or recognizable commercial logos, or any inappropriate or offensive materials in the Entry. Entries that are incomplete, illegible, garbled, late, damaged, corrupted, or postage due are void and will not be accepted. By entering, you agree that the Video and any other portion of the Entry, may be broadcast by Sponsors and used in promotions and advertisements for Sponsors.


Entries must be received before March 18, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. CT to be eligible for the Contest. Sponsors’ computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Contest.  Limit one (1) Entry per person during the Contest Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or email address beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified.  Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. Your Entry must be original, truthful, unpublished, and created solely by the submitting entrant. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.  Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval. 


By entering the Contest, entrant grants Sponsors the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable right to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, edit (including for length) and otherwise exploit the Video (and any portion thereof) and any other portion of the Entry and to incorporate it in other works in any and all markets and media now or hereafter known worldwide in perpetuity without additional compensation, notification, permission or approval. Entrants warrants that they have the sole and exclusive right to grant such rights to Sponsors and that Sponsors’ reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of their Entries, or any portions thereof will not infringe on any rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, defamation, privacy, or publicity, or create claims for false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract. Any Entry containing material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or that does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors’ standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, will be rejected as ineligible for consideration. Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Entrant also warrants that he/she has obtained written permission when filming on private property not owned or controlled by entrant, where such permission is required. Upon request, entrant must provide Sponsors with signed releases from the owners of any private property where he/she filmed. Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Entry.



JUDGING: A panel of qualified judges selected by Sponsors (“Judges”) will review the eligible Entries received during the Contest Period and select a potential winner (“Winner”) on or about March 23, 2011 based on the following judging criteria (“Judging Criteria”): Originality (50%) and Creativity (50%). In the event of a tie, the Judges will break the tie by selecting the tied entrant who received the highest points from the Judges for Originality as the potential Winner. In the event a tie remains, the tied Entries will be judged by an additional tie-breaking judge, using the Judging Criteria, to determine which of the tied entrants will be the potential Winner.  Decisions of Sponsors and Judges are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Contest. Winning is subject to verification of eligibility. Sponsors reserve the right to extend the Contest Period if in their sole discretion; Sponsors do not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner at the email address submitted at the time of entry. Potential Winner, or potential Winner’s parent/legal guardian if potential Winner is a minor, may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Contest Documents”) within ten (10) days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period, with these Official Rules or the return of or inability to deliver any prize/prize notification may result in disqualification and, at Sponsors' discretion, and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from among all eligible remaining Entries based on the Judging Criteria.        


PRIZE:  There will be one (1) prize awarded (“Prize”) to the Winner consisting of the following: an opportunity to perform one (1) weathercast with Andy Avalos during the WMAQ program, NBC 5 News Today (“Weathercast”) inside Studio 5 at 401 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago 60611 after March 27, 2011 (date and time of Weathercast to be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion).


Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Prize is zero dollars ($0). 


Sponsors will determine all details of Prize in their sole discretion.  Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. Sponsors will furnish an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 to Winner for the Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize for the tax year in which Prize was won (for prizes worth more than five hundred and ninety-nine dollars ($599)). If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsors’ sole discretion. Date and time of Weathercast are subject to change or cancellation, subject to the Sponsors sole discretion. If Winner is a minor, parent/legal guardian must accompany such minor during Weathercast.


CONDITIONS: By entering the Contest, each entrant, or entrant’s parent/legal guardian if entrant is a minor, agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Contest Entities and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the or Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Contest and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name on Website and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Contest itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Contest at Sponsors’ sole discretion.


ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules.  Any attempt to deliberately damage the Contest or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.  Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for Entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Contest or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules).  In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension.  Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted at Website.  Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Contest, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors’ agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). 


DISPUTESThe Contest is governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, and the forum and venue for any dispute shall be in New York, New York. If THE controversy or claim is not otherwise resolved through direct discussions or mediation, it shall THEN be resolved by FINAL AND binding arbitration administered by JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., in accordance with its Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures or subsequent versions thereof (“JAMS Rules”).  The JAMS Rules for selection of an arbitrator shall be followed, except that the arbitrator shall be experienced and licensed to practice law in new york.  All proceedings brought pursuant to this paragraph will be conducted in the County of new york.  THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.


WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the name of the Winner, available after March 30, 2011, visit www.nbcchicago.com, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: You Can Call Me Al, 454 N Columbus Dr., Chicago IL 60611.


ã2011 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Official Rules may be copied for personal use only and not for any commercial purposes whatsoever.

First Published: Feb 28, 2011 1:56 AM CDT

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