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Country Inns & Suites Military 1st contest

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Country Inns & Suites launched the Military 1st program to recognize the tremendous sacrifices made by our services members and their families.

Along with Country Inn & Suites, CBS Austin invites you to enter our essay contest to tell us about your Military Hero.

We all know men and women who have served in the military. They are people we admire, look up to and respect for the sacrifices they have made in serving our country, as well as for the sacrifices they make and courage they demonstrate on and off the battlefield.

Submit an essay about the person you believe is an American Military Hero that is active in the United States military or retired from the United States military; stating in 50 words or less, why they’ve inspired you and why you believe they deserve to be honored.

Click here to enter, or use the form below.

Official rules:

KEYE / COUNTRY INNS & SUITES: MILITARY 1ST PROMOTION

FACEBOOK AND WEBSITE NOMINATION JUDGED

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

Contest: KEYE / Country Inns & Suites: Military 1st Promotion

Station: San Antonio Television LLC dba KEYE

Station Address: KEYE, 10700 Metric Boulevard, Austin, TX 78758

Contest Area: Texas Counties: Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell, Burnet, Gillespie, Fayette, Llano, Lee, Blanco, Bell, and Mason.

Sponsor(s): Country Inns & Suites

Prize Provider(s): Country Inns & Suites

Age of Eligibility for Nominees: Twenty-One (21); Must be active in the United States military or retired from the United States military.

Contest Period: October 20, 2017 to November 3, 2017

Entries Due: 11:59 PM CDT on November 2, 2017

Entry is limited to one entry per IP address, however, more than one nomination may be received for more than one nominee from different entrants.

Nomination Topic: We all know men and women who have served in the military. They are people we admire, look up to and respect for the sacrifices they have made in serving our Country, as well as for the sacrifices they make and courage they demonstrate on and off the battlefield. CBS Austin invites you to enter our essay contest to tell us about your Military Hero.

Submit an essay about the person you believe is an American Military Hero that is active in the United States military or retired from the United States military; stating in 50 words or less, why they’ve inspired you and why you believe they deserve to be honored.

Judging Criteria: Winner will be selected by a panel of qualified judges determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion from the pool of eligible entries from the contest period. Eligible essays must consist of fifty (50) words or less. The winning essay will be selected based on the following criteria in equal measure: Composition (20%); Originality (20%); Creativity (20%); Sincerity (20%); and Appropriateness to Contest theme (20%). All submitted essays must be nonfiction.

Total Number of Winners: One (1)

Winner Determination Date(s): November 3, 2017

Prize(s) and Value(s): One (1) Two Thousand Dollars ($2000.) Visa Gift Card; and Two (2) Hotel Vouchers valued at Eighty Dollars ($80.) each. Voucher details: Valid with advance reservations only. Valid only at Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotels in North America. Each voucher is valid for one complimentary standard room, single or double occupancy. Stays must be complete on or before Expiration Date which is two (2) years from the issue date stated on the back of the vouchers. The original vouchers must be presented and signed at the time of check-in.

Vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any package, promotion, or other special offer. Vouchers have a non-refundable cash value. It will not be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. Gold Points, airline miles, and travel agent commissions will not be awarded or paid in conjunction with the voucher. Vouchers cannot be brokered, bartered, sold, auctioned, photocopied, duplicated, reproduced, or altered in any way, any such voucher will be voided, confiscated and/or cancelled. Country Inns & Suites reserves the right to add, modify or delete any of these terms and conditions without notice. Total Prize Value is $2,160.

Station’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CBSAustin/

Station’s Website: http://cbsaustin.com

Station’s Privacy Policy: http://cbsaustin.com/station/privacy

Station’s Website Terms and Conditions: http://cbsaustin.com/station/terms

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. This contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

All capitalized terms shall have the meanings set forth above.

How to Enter

To enter, log onto the Station’s Website, or Facebook users can log onto the Station’s Facebook Page, and click on the Contest section to access the Contest entry page. Complete the online entry form with your name, address, phone number, birth date, name of nominee, address of nominee, and describe why the nominee submitted for the Nomination Topic is an American Military Hero and click submit. By entering, entrants agree that the nominee, not the entrant, is eligible to win the prize. No mechanically reproduced or completed entries will be accepted.

Judging of Entries/How to Win

Each entry will be judged and scored by a panel of judges comprised of Station personnel based on the Judging Criteria for the Nomination Topic.

On the Winner Determination Date(s), the judges will determine the Total Number of Winners with the highest score(s) based on the criteria set forth above.

Eligibility

1. To be eligible to participate in the Contest, entrants must be U.S. residents who are at least the Age of Eligibility, and reside in the Contest Area.

2. Employees of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc., Station (collectively, the “Company”), Sponsor(s), Prize Provider(s), contest software providers, social media platforms, each of their affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, any and all local television broadcast and cable stations, local radio and other media companies, and the immediate family members of each are ineligible. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, domestic partners, grandparents, parents, siblings, children, grandchildren, and any other relatives who reside in the same household with employee.

Contest Terms and Conditions

1. Station is not responsible for lost, late, garbled, or misdirected entries, printing errors, server unavailability, computer or any other electronic malfunction. All entries received that are duplicate, mutilated, tampered with, incorrect, illegible, or from ineligible entrants will be void. All entries become the property of the Company and will not be acknowledged or returned.

2. Station cannot be held liable for any lost or stolen entries, prizes or contest information. Station is not responsible for any technological malfunction, or human error relating to the Contest.

3. Prizes are provided “as is” without any express or implied warranty of any kind including warranties of merchantability, non-infringement or intellectual property, or fitness for any particular purpose. Prizes are subject to the Sponsor(s) and/or Prize Provider(s) standard terms and conditions, and expiration dates. For any ticket related prizes, Station, Sponsor(s) and Prize Provider(s) are not responsible if any event or performance is cancelled or postponed. Any trip related prizes are subject to advance reservation, availability and black-out dates, and do not include any meals, other transportation, gratuities, travel insurance, baggage fees, miscellaneous airline fees, excursions, spa treatments, or any other expenses. The Station, Sponsor(s) and Prize Provider(s) are not responsible for winner’s failure to take the trip by the Prize Provider’s expiration date, or cancellation of the trip by the winner.

4. Each winner will be notified by email or phone. Before claiming any prize, each winner must provide his/her correct name, address and telephone number to Station at the time of notification. Each winner must sign and return a release and affidavit of eligibility, which must be received within three (3) days of notification (or less due to prize use time constraints), at the time winner claims his/her prize in person at the Station. Each winner must show picture identification to claim his/her prize. Station reserves the right to examine additional identification and may choose to accept or deny awarding any prize based on the identification presented. If the prize is a trip, all persons traveling on the trip must be 18 years of age or over, unless travelers under 18 are accompanied by at least one adult who is the parent or legal guardian of all of the minors. All persons traveling on the trip must also sign and return a release which must be returned with the winner’s release and affidavit of eligibility within three (3) days of winner’s notification.

5. If a winner cannot be notified within two (2) days, or does not timely sign and return the release and affidavit of eligibility, then the prize will be forfeited, and time permitting, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner with the next highest score, as determined by the judges in their sole and absolute discretion. If time does not permit for an alternate winner to be determined, then the prize will be forfeited, and the prize will remain the property of the Station.

6. There will be no substitutions or cash alternatives for any prize except at the sole discretion of Station. The Station has the right to substitute a prize of similar value. No sale, transfer or assignment of any prize is allowed.

7. Each winner is responsible for paying all local, county, state and federal taxes on prizes based on the estimated retail value of the prizes as set forth in these rules. Each winner must sign a W-9 form.

8. Only one prize will be awarded per household if more than one prize is awarded. Entrants are eligible to win only one prize within any 90-day period, regardless of the number of contests entered.

9. The Company is not liable if the provider of any part of a prize fails to satisfy its obligations to furnish its portion of the prize.

10. The Company, Sponsor(s), Prize Provider(s), and Facebook accept no responsibility or liability in connection with any injuries, losses or damages of any kind directly or indirectly caused by or resulting from the acceptance, possession or use of any prize awarded in the Contest. By entering, entrants agree to release the Company, Sponsor(s), Prize Provider(s), contest software providers, social media platforms, and each of their respective parent, affiliates, officers, directors, employees and agents, from any and all claims, loss, damage or injury as a result of or incident to his/her participation in the Contest or his/her use of the prize. Entrants further acknowledge and agree that entrant is a winner, the Company has the right to publicize entrant’s name, character, likeness, photograph, voice and the fact that you are a winner of the Contest for promotional purposes, without financial remuneration.

11. Complete Official Rules for the Contest are available Monday through Friday during normal business hours at the Station and on the Station’s Website. For a list of prize winners, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Station at the Station Address within thirty (30) days of the last day of the Contest Period.

12. The Station has the right to disqualify any entrant it determines has not complied with the Contest Rules. All decisions by the Station shall be final and binding relating to this contest, including the interpretation of the Contest Rules. Station reserves the right to make rules and contest changes and change the contest dates. Station reserves the right to cancel/terminate, modify or suspend the Contest if in Station’s sole determination it believes that the integrity of the Contest has been, or could be, compromised or that the Contest is not capable of running as planned or fairly, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or force majeure or any other causes beyond the Station’s control.

13. The Contest is subject to the Station’s Privacy Policy and the Station’s Website Terms and Conditions located on the Station’s Website.

14. Facebook is not affiliated with the Station or the Contest. The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

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