GROW YOUR LIFE – WITH OPRAH & BOB GREENE CONTEST (the “Contest”): How to Enter: Beginning May 14, 2013 at 12:01 AM (ET) through June 17, 2013 at 11:59 PM (ET) go to www.oprah.com/growyourlife (the “Website”) and complete and submit the entry form pursuant to the onscreen instructions or mail your entry with your name, age, complete address, telephone number, and email address, with first-class postage affixed to: Grow Your Life, 300 West 57th St. (36th Floor), New York, NY 10019. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by June 17th, 2013 and received by June 24th, 2013. To enter, tell us in 150 words or less what you want to grow in your life and why. All entries must include a photo of entrant. By entering the Contest, entrants agree to allow usage of their submitted photos in any and all Oprah-branded media for editorial, advertising, and promotional purposes. If the Sponsor (as defined below) does not receive an adequate number of acceptable entries, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Contest. Winner Selection: All entries will be judged by the editors at O, The Oprah Magazine based on the following criteria: creativity (50%); originality (30%); and expression (20%). In the event of a tie, the entry with the highest score in creativity will be the Winner. All entries must be written in English and entries on any other topic shall be disqualified. By participating in the Contest, each entrant certifies that his/her entry (including the photo) is original, has not been previously published or won any award, and does not contain any material that would violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyrights, trademarks or rights of privacy or publicity. Any untruthfulness, plagiarism and/or failure to properly identify non-original material by an entrant will result in such entrant’s disqualification. Entries containing quotations or copyrighted materials which are not properly identified will be disqualified. All words in the entry shall be counted towards the 150 word limit. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and unfettered discretion to disqualify any entry that contains obscene, offensive or inappropriate content, that does not comply with these official rules or that is not consistent with the spirit or theme of the Contest. This is a Contest of skill, so the odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the entry period and how high a person’s entry scores in comparison to such other entries. The decisions of the Sponsor and judges are final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest. Prizes and Approximate Retail Values: The prize (the “Prize”) shall be as follows: One (1) Winner and a travel companion will receive accommodations at two (2) ocean-view hotel rooms for five (5) days, four (4) nights at Grand Wailea Hotel (for Winner and his/her travel companion) in Maui, Hawaii, which includes a One Thousand Dollar ($1,000.00) food voucher credit (shared by Winner and his/her travel companion), a Four Hundred Dollar ($400.00) spa voucher credit (shared by Winner and his/her travel companion), and first class airfare for two (2) from Hawaiian Airlines from the closest Hawaiian Airlines Hub, including two checked bags for each traveler. Winner and his/her travel companion must leave from the same airport and travel restrictions may apply. If Winner does not live within 100 miles of a Hawaiian Airlines gateway city, O, Oprah Magazine will fly Winner and his/her travel companion via coach from the nearest major airport to the closest Hawaiian Airline hub city. In the event the Winner resides less than 100 miles from Maui, Hawaii, Sponsor reserves the right to provide an alternate mode of travel, including, but not limited to ground transportation, and no additional compensation will be provided. The Prize also includes an afternoon with Oprah and Bob Greene for Winner and his/her travel companion, which includes a hike and lunch at Oprah’s farm. Approximate retail value of Prize package is Sixteen Thousand Dollars ($16,000.00), as well as an additional Four Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars ($4,800.00) in a check which Winner may use, if he/she so elects, to help defray any tax liability Winner may incur in connection with his/her acceptance of the Prize package. Total approximate retail value of Prize package is Twenty Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars ($20,800.00). Hotel accommodations are provided at Sponsor’s discretion and subject to availability. Winner and his/her travel companion must each possess valid travel documents. In the event the Winner is unable to coordinate his/her schedule with Oprah and Bob Greene’s schedule, the Winner will have to forfeit the entire Prize and the Sponsor will have the right to select another Winner. Additionally, Winner and his/her travel companion must travel on dates specified by Sponsor; if they are unable to travel on dates specified, then the Prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be chosen. Trip must be taken by July 31, 2014. Arrangements must be made at least thirty days prior to departure. Once scheduled, the itinerary cannot be altered and failure of Winner to follow such a schedule shall not obligate Sponsor in any way to provide the Winner with alternate arrangements. In the event Oprah or Bob Greene are not available for any reason and the afternoon with either or both of them is cancelled or postponed for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to award the remainder of the Prize with no further obligation to the Winner. Spa treatments are subject to any restrictions (age or otherwise) imposed by the spa. Winner is solely responsible for the reporting and payment of all federal, state and local taxes incurred by acceptance and use of the Prizes (or any portion thereof). Winner will be solely responsible for all additional meals, incidental expenses, tips and gratuities, income and other taxes, ground transportation, and all other costs and expenses not otherwise specified herein.
Potential winner and his/her travel companion must successfully pass two background screenings, one administered by Sponsor and the other administered by Harpo Productions, Inc. (“Harpo”), and be willing to provide all information needed to complete both required background screenings. If a potential winner or his/her travel companion are unwilling to allow the background screenings, or Sponsor and/or Harpo determine, in their sole discretion, that a potential winner or his/her travel companion has not satisfactorily passed the background screenings, the potential winner will have to forfeit the Prize, and Sponsor and Harpo will have no liability to said potential winner, and an alternate winner will be selected. The potential winner will be notified via e-mail and/or at Sponsor’s discretion, via phone or postal mail, on or about August 1, 2013. In the event a potential winner doesn’t respond to Sponsor’s notification or does not accept the Prize within five (5) business days of notification, the Prize will be deemed forfeited and an alternate potential winner will be selected. In the event Sponsor attempts to award the Prize to ten (10) entrants and all ten entrants either fail to respond as stated above, decline the Prize, refuse or fail the background screenings, and/or fail to provide a signed Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and where legally permissible, a Publicity Release, as specified in these Official Rules, then Sponsor, in its sole discretion, shall have the right to terminate the Contest. Winner’s List: For Winner’s name, send a separate self-addressed, stamped envelope to O, The Oprah Magazine: 300 W 57th St., (36th Floor) New York, NY 10019 by October 1, 2013. Illegible, incomplete, mutilated, postage due, or mechanically reproduced entry forms, or entry forms that have been tampered with will be disqualified.
3. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: Online entrants must each have a valid e-mail address and it is each entrant’s responsibility to update Sponsor of any change in e-mail address. Expenses not specifically included in Prize description and all taxes are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Each Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied outside of manufacturer's limited warranty. No transfer, assignment or substitution of a Prize permitted, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute Prize for an item of equal or greater value in the event an advertised Prize is unavailable. All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply and Winner is required to comply with such. All federal, state and local taxes, and any other costs not specifically provided for in these Official Rules are solely the Winner’s responsibility. Winner must complete a W9 form and supply Sponsor with his/her social security number for tax purposes. An IRS Form 1099 will be issued in the name of the Winner for the actual value of the Prize received. Sponsor shall have no responsibility or obligation to the Winner or potential Winner who is unable or unavailable to accept or utilize Prizes as described herein. Entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor and the judges, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Contest. Winner may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and where legally permissible a Publicity Release within 7 days following the date of first attempted notification. Travel companion of Winner, who must be a legal US resident, age 21 years or older, must also execute a Publicity/Liability Release prior to ticketing and must possess required travel documents (e.g., a valid photo I.D.) prior to departure. Failure to comply with this deadline may result in forfeiture of the Prize and selection of an alternate winner. By entering, Entrants grant permission for Sponsor, and any of its affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, and Prize suppliers to use the entrant’s submission (including an altered form of the entry), including the entrant’s photo submitted with his/her essay, for editorial, advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. If images are being submitted to Sponsor as a requirement for entry, Entrants agree that they have all rights to use the images submitted and to allow Sponsor, any of its affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, and Prize suppliers to reuse any of the images, without any liability, for editorial, advertising and promotional purposes. Additionally, acceptance of the Prize by Winner constitutes permission for Sponsor and any affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, and Prize suppliers to use any photographs taken of Winner during the Winner’s trip to Hawaii, Winner’s name, voice, photograph, city/state of residence, and/or likeness and biographical material for editorial, advertising and promotional purposes, which may include, but not be limited to, use in an upcoming issue of O, the Oprah Magazine, without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. Winner’s travel companion will also agree to allow photographs taken of him/her during the Winner’s trip to Hawaii, to be used for editorial, advertising, and promotional purposes, which may include, but not be limited to, use in an upcoming issue of O, the Oprah Magazine, without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in the trip. Return of any Prize/Prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Winner hereby further agrees that he/she will sign any documents necessary to transfer copyright of the entry to Sponsor within 7 days following the date of first attempted notification. Sponsor, Harpo and their respective officers, directors, agents, parents, subsidiaries, partners, employees, representatives, successors, franchisees, advertising or promotion agencies, prize providers and affiliated entities (collectively, the “Released Parties”) expressly disclaim any responsibility and participants/entrants agree to hold the Released Parties harmless from liability for any injury, disability or loss to any person or property (including allergic reactions and/or death) relating to participation in this Contest (including the manner in which the Winner is selected and confirmed), the delivery and/or subsequent acceptance, use or misuse of the Prize awarded, and claims based on copyright, trademark, publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (i) any loss (financial or otherwise), liability, injury (including death) or damage to persons or property which may be caused directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by any prize awarded, or (ii) any loss (financial or otherwise), injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from downloading any material from the Website, regardless of whether the material was prepared by Sponsor or a third party, and regardless of whether the material is connected to the Website by a hypertext link. The Released Parties further assume no liability either for the cancellation, modification or premature conclusion of the Contest for any reason or through the acts or defaults of any company or person providing any prize. All such losses or expenses must be borne by the affected participants and/or Winner. Sponsor is not responsible for any printing, typographical, mechanical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the Prize.