2023 Trick Hit Contest (the “Contest”)
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPACT YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND ENTRANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT. TRAVEL NOT INCLUDED.
The object of the Contest is to submit, via Instagram, an original baseball trick shot video (the “Submission”) in response to the Contest invitation posted by the Dallas Sports Commission (“Sponsor”) via its official Instagram account. Staff members of the Dallas Sports Commission, Big 12 Conference, Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau, and REV Entertainment (the “Judges”) will select the highest scoring Submission in accordance with these Official Rules and based upon criteria set forth in the Judging section below to determine the winner.
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to legal residents of the United States (including its commonwealths, territories, and possessions)) (the “Eligible Territory”) who are eighteen (18) years of age (except in the case of residents of jurisdictions where the legal age of majority is greater than eighteen (18) years, such legal age of majority) or older at the time of entry. Employees, officers, and directors and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household (whether or not related) of the Sponsor, The Big 12 Conference, Inc., REV Entertainment LLC and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any other entity associated with the Contest are not eligible to participate or win a prize. The Contest prize does not include travel or hotel accommodations of any form, including but not limited to airline tickets, gas compensation, train tickets, rideshare services, hotel stays, or motel stays. The Contest is subject to all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Void outside the Eligible Territory and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule, or regulation.
ENTRY PERIOD: The Contest entry period begins on April 1st, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. Central Time (“CT”) and ends on May 15th, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. CT (the “Entry Period”). Enter via Instagram, as described below. No other method of entry will be accepted. Limit one (1) entry per person/Instagram account. Additional entries beyond the specified limit will be void.
Submission Requirements: You must submit your Submission as directed during the Contest Entry Period. By submitting a Submission, each entrant represents and warrants that his/her Submission is an original work of authorship and that, as of the date of submission, he/she owns all right, title, and interest in the Submission or has all necessary rights in the Submission in order to submit it in accordance with these Official Rules. Submissions must be in the English language.
JUDGING: On or about May 17th, 2023 (the “Judging Date”), the Judges will score all eligible Submissions on a scale from one (1) to ten (10) based on the following criteria: Appropriateness of the Theme (20%), Creativity/Originality (60%), and Difficulty of Trick Hit/Shock Value (20%). The top three (3) highest scoring Submissions as determined by the total scores of the Judges for each Submission will be deemed the winning Submissions and, subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the eligible entrants who submitted the winning Submissions will be declared the official winners of the Contest and receive the applicable prize described below. In the event of a tie, the number of likes will be used as the tiebreaker.
PRIZE: Three (3) Prizes Will Be Awarded, based on the total scores of the Judges for each Submission, as follows:
FIRST PRIZE: One (1) first prize will be awarded. The first prize winner will receive (i) four (4) tickets to the 2023 Big 12 Conference Championship Baseball Game (“Game”); (ii) one (1) Big 12 Conference Baseball swag bag; (iii) one (1) Dallas Sports Commission swag bag; and (iv) one (1) REV Entertainment swag bag. (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the first prize: $300.) TRANSPORTATION AND LODGING NOT INCLUDED.
SECOND PRIZE: One (1) second prize will be awarded. The second prize winner will receive (i) four (4) tickets to the 2023 Big 12 Conference Championship Baseball Game (“Game”); (ii) one (1) Big 12 Conference Baseball swag bag; (iii) one (1) Dallas Sports Commission swag bag; and (iv) one (1) REV Entertainment swag bag. (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the second prize: $300.) TRANSPORTATION AND LODGING NOT INCLUDED.
THIRD PRIZE: One (1) third prize will be awarded. The third prize winner will receive (i) four (4) tickets to the 2023 Big 12 Conference Championship Baseball Game (“Game”); (ii) one (1) Big 12 Conference Baseball swag bag; (iii) one (1) Dallas Sports Commission swag bag; and (iv) one (1) REV Entertainment swag bag. (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the third prize: $300.) TRANSPORTATION AND LODGING NOT INCLUDED.
Total ARV of all prizes: $900.
PRIZE CONDITIONS: All prize details shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor. Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable taxes (including income and withholding taxes). All costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use, which are not specifically included in the prize descriptions above, including but not limited to transportation, lodging, meals, gratuities, insurance, and other expenses, are the sole responsibility of the winner. The prize is non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions except at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize (or any portion thereof) with a prize of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion. Use of any Big 12 Conference Championship Baseball Game ticket is subject to the standard terms, conditions, and health and safety policies applicable to the ticket; see ticket for details. Unless otherwise stated in the prize description, exact Game date shall be determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Winner’s guest(s) must be of legal age of majority in his/her(their) jurisdiction(s) of residence unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Game dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of the Big 12 Conference and may be subject to change. The terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as part of the prize will govern in the event a legal Game, as defined by the Big 12 Conference, is not played or held due to weather conditions, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance, or any other reason. Winner and his/her guest(s) agree to comply with all applicable ballpark and venue regulations in connection with the prize; ballpark or venue website for details. Sponsor and the other venue operators reserve the right to remove or to deny entry to the winner and/or his/her guest(s) who engage in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person at the Game. Released Parties (as defined below) will not be responsible for weather conditions; acts of God; acts of terrorism; civil disturbances; local, state, or federal regulation, order, or policy; work stoppage; epidemic, pandemic, or any other issue concerning public health or safety; or any other event outside of their control that may cause the cancellation or postponement of any Big 12 Conference Baseball Game. Big 12 Conference Championship Game tickets awarded as prizes may not be resold, offered for resale, or used for any commercial or promotional purpose whatsoever. Any such resale or commercial or promotional use may result in disqualification and prize forfeiture, and may invalidate the license granted by the Game ticket.
CONSENT, LICENSE, AND RELEASE: In exchange for the opportunity to participate in this Contest, and the possible use of entrant’s Submission and/or possible appearance of entrant in an audio, visual, and/or multimedia production, the receipt of which opportunities shall be sufficient consideration for this Consent, License, and Release, each entrant does hereby:
Nothing herein will obligate Sponsor (or its Designees) to make any use of any of the rights set forth herein. In the event that any individual appears with the entrant in the Submission but does not submit a separate Consent, License, and Release, the entrant hereby represents and warrants (a) that such individual has authorized entrant to agree to this Consent, License, and Release on his/her behalf (or, with respect to any individual under the legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence, that entrant is the parent and/or legal guardian of such individual, with legal authority to act on behalf of such individual) and (b) that entrant agrees to this Consent, License, and Release on behalf of such individual.
CONTENT RESTRICTIONS: Entrants must not include any of the following in any Submission: (a) vulgarity, profanity, nudity, or material which is adult-oriented, sexually-explicit, indecent, or inappropriate; (b) materials relating to lotteries or gambling; (c) explicit language or content, images of violence, or promotion of illegal activities; (d) content in violation of intellectual property rights or laws; (e) false, libelous, defamatory, disparaging, tortious, or slanderous materials; (f) content that denigrates, disparages, or reflects negatively on Sponsor or the Big 12 Conference, their owners and employees, or the game of baseball; (g) tobacco, e-cigarettes, alcohol, or drugs; (h) dangerous stunts or real weapons of any kind, including but not limited to guns, knives, or projectiles; (i) material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred, or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation; (j) any individual under legal age of majority without providing a signed release from his/her parent or legal guardian; (k) audio, visual, and/or multimedia content owned by any third party (e.g., recorded music, pre-produced video, etc.); and (l) material that is unlawful or otherwise in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where the Submission is created, including but not limited to laws relating to rights of privacy or publicity. Any Submission that does not comply with the foregoing, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, will be disqualified and eliminated from consideration.
NOTIFICATION: The potential winner will be notified at the email address, postal address, telephone number, and/or via direct message to the Instagram account (as determined by Sponsor) provided at the time of entry (the “Prize Notification“). In the event that any potential winner does not respond to Prize Notification within three (3) days of the date of issuance or declines the prize for any reason, a disqualification will result, the prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be chosen based on the judging criteria from among all remaining eligible Submissions. The potential winner may be required to submit his/her valid social security number and/or other identification to Sponsor and may receive an IRS Form 1099 for any prize valued at $600 or greater. The potential winner may be required to execute, have notarized, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability and, unless prohibited by law, a Release of Publicity, within five (5) days of the date of issuance. Failure to submit any identification required by Sponsor or to return any required documents within the specified time period, noncompliance with these Official Rules, or the return of Prize Notification or of the prize (or any portion thereof) as non-deliverable may result in the potential winner’s disqualification and prize forfeiture and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, may cause an alternate potential winner to be chosen based on the judging criteria from among all remaining eligible Submissions.
CONTEST ADMINISTRATION: Sponsor will be responsible for resolving any disputes and rules violations that arise in connection with the Contest. Sponsor’s computer will be the official clock of the Contest. All decisions by Sponsor regarding the Contest shall be final and binding in all respects.
Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, suspend, extend, or cancel the Contest (or any portion thereof) in the event Sponsor is prevented from executing the Contest as contemplated herein by any event beyond Sponsor’s control, including but not limited to: fire; flood; earthquake; explosion; public health epidemic or crisis; labor dispute or strike; act of God or public enemy; network or equipment failure; riot or civil disturbance; terrorist threat or activity; war (declared or undeclared); court order; or federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation. Sponsor also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, suspend, extend, or cancel the Contest (or any portion thereof) should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes or events corrupt administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper operation of the Contest. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor may elect to identify the winner and award the prize by judging all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of cancellation. Sponsor also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrant or to any other person nor for damage to any property occurring during the preparation for or recording of the Submission.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTEST OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY ENTRANT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT AND SPONSOR, MLB, THE BIG 12 CONFERENCE, INC. AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Entries generated by a script, macro, or other mechanical or automated means will be disqualified. In the event of dispute as to the identity or eligibility of any potential winner based on an Instagram account, the winning entry will be declared made by the Authorized IG Account Holder of the Instagram account used to enter the Contest, provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules. The “Authorized IG Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an Instagram account by Facebook, Inc.
ARBITRATION; CLASS ACTION WAIVER: As a condition of entering this Contest, each entrant agrees that (a) any and all disputes, claims, controversies, or causes of action arising out of or relating to this Contest or any prizes awarded (each, a “Claim“) shall be (i) arbitrated on an individual basis only and shall not be consolidated or joined with or in any arbitration or other proceeding involving a Claim of any other party and (ii) settled by binding arbitration in Arlington, Texas before a single arbitrator appointed by JAMS in accordance with its then governing rules and procedures, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof; and (b) under no circumstance will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. For New Jersey residents, the limitations set forth above may be inapplicable where attorneys’ fees, court costs, or other damages are mandated by statute. These Official Rules shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, U.S.A, applicable to contracts entered into and performed exclusively in that State.
WINNER LIST: For the winner’s name, mail a request and a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received no later than ninety (90) days after the Judging Date to: 2023 Trick Hit Contest Winner List, c/o Dallas Sports Commission, Nature Building, 3535 Grand Ave, Dallas, TX 75210.
SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Contest is the Dallas Sports Commission, Nature Building, 3535 Grand Ave, Dallas, TX 75210. This Contest is in no way sponsored, administered, or produced by REV Entertainment LLC or by The Big 12 Conference, Inc.
The Contest is a skill contest designed to increase consumer awareness of and interest in the 2023 Big 12 Conference Baseball Tournament. This Contest may not be used for, or in connection with, any form of gambling. All entry data provided via the online entry form is provided to Sponsor. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Inc. or Instagram, Inc. Apple is not a participant in or sponsor of this promotion.