2012 Tyson Best Wing on the Planet
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ("D.C.") WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY AND WHO ARE REGISTERED FOR AN ELIGIBLE SAM'S CLUB NATIONAL BBQ TOUR ("SCNBT") COMPETITION. USE OF TYSON CHICKEN IS SUGGESTED FOR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST. TYSON CHICKEN SHOULD BE PURCHASED AT SAM'S CLUB WHERE CONTEST IS BEING HELD. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
Eligibility. The Tyson Best Wing on the Planet contest (the "Contest") is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC, eighteen years and older at the time of entry who are qualified participants ("Participant") in at least one (1) of the Kansas City Barbeque Society ("KCBS") sanctioned SCNBT Local, Regional and National event(s) (as outlined below in these official rules). In the 2012 Tyson Best Wing on the Planet "Contest", each Participant, together with members of their respective competition team, shall collectively hereafter be an "Entrant"). Employees, officers and directors (and their immediate families and members of the same household) of Tyson ("Sponsor:) and their affiliates, agents, judges and advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to enter. Participation in the Contest is subject to the 2012 Tyson Best Wing on the Planet Official Rules and the Kansas City Barbeque Society ("KCBS") winner judging processes (the "KCBS Competition Rules") as defined by the KCBS. For purposes of this Contest, these Official Rules and the KCBS Competition Rules will govern each of the twenty-five (25) local SCNBT events (each a "Local Event"), the five (5) regional SCNBT events (each a "Regional Event") and the one (1) National SCNBT event (a "National Event"). Specific start and end times for each Local, Regional and National Events in the SCNBT Tour will be as published by KCBS and Sam's Club.
Sponsor and its Agents: This Contest is sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc. ("Sponsor") with onsite administration by MMA Creative, Inc. and Sponsor, (collectively, "Sponsor and/or its Agents"). Contest is void where prohibited, restricted or taxed by law. Contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations.
Agreement to these Official Rules: Entrants accept and agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules, the KCBS Competition Rules, which are incorporated herein by reference and the decisions of Sponsor and/or its Agents (the "Judge" of the Contest), which shall be final and binding in all matters. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
Timing: The Contest starts on February 18th, 2012, at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time ("ET") with the first Local Event listed on the Event Schedule below and ends at the conclusion of the Voting Period, November 13, 2012, at 11:59pm ET (the "Contest Period"). Any points accumulated by Competitors in other KCBS sponsored events not listed below in the "Event Schedule" shall not be considered for the purposes of awarding a prize in this Contest.
Entry: To enter this Contest, each Entrant will need to be a registered contestant for a Local Event and specify one (1) Team Contact on the entry form. In the event an Entrant wins a prize, the prize check will be made payable to the Team Contact only that will be responsible for distributing prize money to Entrant Participants. As a condition of entry, Team Contact agrees he or she will equitably divide any prize awarded in this Contest amount all Entrant members and agrees to indemnify Sponsor against any claims arising out of the distribution of any prize. As a further condition of entry, all Entrant team members agree to release Sponsor from any claims they may have arising from the distribution of any prize awarded hereunder. The overall winner from each Local Event will advance to a Regional Event. The overall winner from each Regional Event will advance to the National Event. Entry confirmation: To be Eligible for this Contest, the Entrant must arrive onsite on the day of each Local, qualifying Regional and qualifying National Event in which the Entrant is participating.
Limit: Entrants may participate in one (1) Local Event and have the possibility of qualifying for one Regional Event with further possible qualification for one National event. Sponsor and its Agents, in their sole discretion, reserve the right to disqualify any person who violates these Official Rules.
Contest Format; Scoring System: At the conclusion of each Local, and Regional Event on the Event Schedule, KCBS officials will determine 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place winners ("Competition Winners") in an additional fifth category for chicken wings ("Tyson Category"), based upon the KCBS Competition Rules available at http://kcbs.us/tyson-best-wing.php?id=2 to ultimately name finalists for Tyson's Best Wing on the Planet. All Competition Winners will be selected under the auspices of the KCBS rules, with 1st place receiving the highest score, 2nd place receiving the second highest score, etc., whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to the SCNBT.
For purposes of this Contest and once KCBS officials have determined Competition Winners, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Entrants in the Tyson Category at the Local, Regional and National Events will receive prize money. MMA Creative will post photos of the 1st place Competition Winners from each Local, Regional and National event on the KCBS website.
If an Entrant is disqualified at any level, any time and for any reason by KCBS officials from participation in a Tyson Best Wing on the Planet Event, the Entrant will be automatically disqualified from further participation in this Contest.
By entering, each Entrant acknowledges that Sponsor's administration of this Contest, and awarding of all prizes, is wholly dependent upon KCBS officials' independent and timely administration of all SCNBT activities, including determination of 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the Tyson Category for each Local, Regional and National Event.
By entering, each Entrant further acknowledges that, apart from its reliance on KCBS officials to identify winners at each of the Events for purposes of prize money apportioning to Entrants, Sponsor has no responsibility for cancellations of Tyson Best Wing on the Planet Tour events. In the event of a cancellation by KCBS of a Local, Regional or National Event in the SCNBT, that particular Local, Regional and/or National Event, and all corresponding Entries and potential prizes, are voided for purposes of this Contest.
Additional Contest criteria may be provided to Entrants at Local, Regional or National Events. All decisions and rulings of Sponsor and/or its Agents are final. Sponsor and or its Agents reserve the right to disqualify any Entrant from participation in this Contest at any level, any time and for any reason.
- Recipe Submission Terms: All Entrants must submit an original chicken wing recipe. All Entrants will be required to sign a waiver verifying that their chicken wing recipe is original. Any recipes found that are not original will be disqualified from the Contest and ineligible for prize money. If you think that any Entry infringes your intellectual property rights, click here if you wish to report it, you may contact Tyson at http://www.tysonfoods.com/Business-to-Business/Forms-and-References/Intellectual-Property-Infringement-Notification.aspx to request takedown of the material. Sponsor reserves the right to waive the Contest entry requirements set forth herein in its reasonable discretion.
Recipe must comply with the following and by entering you represent and warrant and agree that:
- the Recipe was created by Entrant and not copied from any other material and does not infringe upon the rights of any third party and was not previously published in any major cookbook, magazine, food company or recipes website or by or on behalf of the winner of a cooking contest;
- the Recipe does not contain any brand name products, except those owned by Sponsor;
- the Recipe has not been previously published;
- the Recipe does not defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor or their products, or other people, products or companies;
- the Recipe does not contain copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media) without permission;
- Entrant will hold harmless Sponsor and its officers, directors, employees, divisions, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, from any claim by any third party relating to any rights in the Recipe.
By submitting a Recipe, Entrant agrees that its submission is gratuitous and made without restriction, and will not place Sponsor under any obligation, that Sponsor is free to disclose or otherwise disclose the Recipe on a non-confidential basis to anyone or otherwise use the ideas without any additional compensation to you. Entrants acknowledge that, by acceptance of Entrant's submission, Sponsor does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to Sponsor, or developed by its employees, or obtained from sources other than Entrant.
By submitting a Recipe you warrant and represent that it: (a) is your original work, (b) has not been previously published, (c) does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity; (d) that you have obtained permission from a person who's name or likeness is used in the Recipe and (e) and that publication of the Recipe via various media including Web posting, will not infringe on the rights of any third party rights. Any such entrant will indemnify and hold harmless, Sponsor, and MMA Creative from any claims to the contrary. Any Entrant whose work includes likenesses of third parties or contains elements not owned by the Entrant must be able to provide legal releases for such use including Sponsor's use of such Recipe, in a form satisfactory to administrator, upon request, prior to award of prize and/or naming of Entrant as a winner.
Recipe Ownership. 1st Place Winning teams will be required to submit their recipe and assign ownership of the recipe to Tyson to determine Overall Best Wing on the Planet Winners. By entering, each Entrant assigns and transfers to Sponsor all of its right, title, and interest in and to their recipe. Sponsor shall have the right, whether in whole or in part, to use the recipe, in any and all media now known or hereinafter invented without territorial, time, or use restrictions, without obligation to Entrant.
Prizes: Winner Selection: There are seventy-five (75) Local Competition Cash Prizes, fifteen (15) Regional Competition Cash Prizes, three (3) National Competition Cash Prizes and five (5) Overall Winner Cash Prizes. All prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of Events as follows:
Tyson Local Champion Cash Prizes: At the conclusion of each Local Event, one (1) 1st Place Entrant in the Tyson Category will be determined based upon the KCBS Competition Rules and will receive a check made payable to the Entrant's Team Contact in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200 USD). One (1) 2nd Place Entrant in the Tyson Category will be determined based upon the KCBS Competition Rules and will receive a check in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100 USD) made payable to the Entrant's Team Contact. One (1) 3rd Place Entrant in the Tyson Category will be determined based upon the KCBS Competition Rules and will receive a check in the amount of fifty dollars ($50 USD) made payable to the Entrant's Team Contact. Each Local Event shall be responsible for issuing the Prize checks. MMA Creative will reimburse each Local Event for the total amount of prize money paid out by the Local Event for the Tyson Category.
Tyson Regional Champion Cash Prizes:At the conclusion of each Regional Event, one (1) 1st Place Entrant in the Tyson Category will be determined based upon the KCBS Competition Rules and will receive a check in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500 USD) made payable to the Entrant's Team Contact. One (1) 2nd Place Entrant in the Tyson Category will be determined based upon the KCBS Competition Rules and will receive a check in the amount of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250 USD) made payable to the Entrant's Team Contact. One (1) 3rd Place Entrant in the additional chicken wing category will be determined based upon the KCBS Competition Rules and will receive a check in the amount of one hundred and fifty dollars ($150 USD) made payable to the Entrant's Team Contact. Each Regional Event shall be responsible for issuing the Prize checks. MMA Creative will reimburse each Regional Event for the total amount of prize money paid out by the Regional Event for the Tyson Category.
Tyson National Champion Prizes: At the conclusion of the National Event, one (1) 1st Place Entrant in the Tyson Category will be determined based upon the KCBS Competition Rules and will receive a check in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000 USD) made payable to the Entrant's Team Contact. One (1) 2nd Place Competition Entrant in the Tyson Category will be determined based upon the KCBS Competition Rules and will receive a check in the amount of seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750 USD) made payable to the Entrant's Team Contact. One (1) 3rd Place Entrant in the Tyson Category will be determined based upon the KCBS Competition Rules and will receive a check in the amount of five hundred ($500 USD) made payable to the Entrant's Team Contact. National Event shall be responsible for issuing the Prize checks. MMA Creative will reimburse the National Event for the total amount of prize money paid out by the National Event for the additional chicken wing category.
Best Wing on the Planet Overall Winner: At the conclusion of the SCNBT, a panel of qualified judges will prepare and taste-test each of the Local, Regional and National 1st place winners' recipes (31 recipes total) ("Recipe") and evaluate each Recipe based upon the following criteria: 1) Appearance (25%), 2) Taste (25%), 3) Tenderness (20%), 4) Originality of Recipe (25%) and 5) Clarity of recipe instructions (5%). In the event of a tie, a tie breaker will be based upon the highest score in the first judging criteria, continuing thereafter to each judging criteria in order, as needed, to break the tie. Judges will select the top 8 Recipes ("Finalist Recipe") to be posted on the Club Tyson Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ClubTyson for public voting to determine the winners ("Overall Winners").
Finalists will be posted online for public voting from [1:00 pm] ET on [October 19th, 2012] until [11:59 pm] ET on November 13, 2012 (the "Voting Period"). Voters will be asked to vote for the Finalist Recipe they find most appealing. Voting will be available through the "Best Wing on the Planet" Contest application on the Club Tyson Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ClubTyson. Anyone with a Facebook account may vote (including those affiliated a Finalist Recipe) for the Finalist Recipe he or she believes is most appealing (a "Vote"). Limit: Each voter/Facebook account holder may vote only once during the Voting Period. In the case of multiple votes received from a Facebook account, only the first Vote received will be counted. Any attempt to vote more than once per person/per Facebook account during the Voting Phase or create multiple Facebook accounts will void all votes by the voter, and the Finalist Recipe may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to vote is prohibited and may result in disqualification. Hiring or attempting to hire individuals to vote is prohibited and may result in disqualification. Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect or fraudulent votes, as determined in Sponsor's sole discretion. The top Finalist Recipe which receives the highest number of valid Votes during the Voting Period will be deemed the potential Grand Champion, subject to verification. The Finalist Recipe which receives the second highest number of votes during the Voting Period will be deemed the potential Reserve Grand Champion, subject to verification. The Finalist Recipe which receives the third highest number of votes during the Voting Period will be deemed the potential 3rd Place Champion, subject to verification. The Finalist Recipe which receives the fourth highest number of votes during the Voting Period will be deemed the potential 4th Place Champion, subject to verification. The Finalist Recipe which receives the fifth highest number of votes during the Voting Period will be deemed the potential 5th Place Champion, subject to verification. In the event of a tie, all tied Finalist Recipes will participate in a tie breaker voting period to determine the potential Overall Winners. The Sponsor's clock is the official timekeeping device for this Contest. ENTRIES POSTED TO THE WEBSITE WERE NOT EDITED BY SPONSOR AND ARE THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF THE INDIVIDUAL ENTRANT AND DO NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS OF SPONSOR IN ANY MANNER.
The Tyson Best Wing on the Planet Grand Champion will receive one (1) check in the amount of six thousand and five hundred dollars ($6,500 USD) made payable to the Team Contact, the Reserve Grand Champion will receive one (1) check in the amount of five thousand ($5000 USD) made payable to the Team Contact, the 3rd Place Champion will receive one (1) check in the amount of three thousand and five hundred dollars ($3500 USD) made payable to the Team Contact, the 4th Place Champion will receive one (1) check in the amount of two thousand ($2,000 USD) made payable to the Team Contact, and the 5th Place Champion will receive one (1) check in the amount of one thousand ($1,000 USD) made payable to the Team Contact.
Total ARV for all Contest prizes: $18,000
Regardless of the number of persons comprising a winning team or Entrant, only one (1) prize will be delivered to the Team Contact on behalf of his/her team members and it will be the sole responsibility of the Team Contact to distribute prizes equally among his/her team members. Sponsor shall not be in any way responsible for equal distribution of prize money among team members.
Prizes are non-transferable. No substitution of prize is permitted, except Sponsor at Sponsor's sole discretion. Only the advertised number of prizes will be awarded. All expenses not specified above, including, without limitation, gratuities, unspecified expenses and all applicable federal, state and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of the individual winners/teams. Entrants assume all liability for use of the prize. Entrants may be required to provide Sponsor with a valid social security number or tax identification number before the prize will be awarded for tax reporting purposes. Winner may be issued an IRS 1099 form for prizes over $600.
Winner Notification: Potential winners will be notified onsite following the conclusion of the day's Local, Regional and National Event activities. Sponsor is not responsible for any change of email address, mailing address and/or telephone number of Entrants.
Potential winners are subject to verification, including verification of age. If a Potential Winner is found not to be eligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, or if prize notification or any prize is returned as undeliverable, the Potential Winner will be disqualified. In the event that a Potential Winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize to an alternate Entrant with the next highest score or number of votes, even if the disqualified Potential Winner's name may have been publicly announced. Winners may be required to complete, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release, and, where lawful, a Publicity Release, within 14 days of attempted notification or prize may be forfeited. Prizes awarded to a Team Contact who is a minor in his/her state of residence will be awarded to minor's parent or legal guardian who must sign and return all required documents.
Right to Use Participant Name and Likeness: By entering this Contest, each Participant agrees to the posting and use of his or her name, hometown and/or photograph on Sponsor's and/or its Agents' websites, in any and all media, publicity and advertising for Tyson and on future Tyson Chicken Wing packaging without any territorial or time restrictions and without any further attribution, notification or compensation, except where prohibited by law.
Sponsor and/or its Agents may film, record and/or take photographs during any Local, Regional and National SCNBT Event or the WFC, and may use the resulting footage, recordings or photographs for a range of purposes, including, without limitation, for marketing and promoting Sponsor and/or its Agents' products and services. By attending the Local, Regional, National and/or WFC, each Participant authorizes Sponsor and its Agents to film, record and/or photograph his or her voice and likeness ("Image"), and also grants Sponsor and its Agents the irrevocable right to use any footage, recordings or photographs of him or her recorded or taken during any Local, Regional, National and/or WFC Event, or any reproduction or modification thereof (collectively, the "Recordings") in any manner and medium throughout the world an unlimited number of times in perpetuity for advertising, trade, promotion, exhibition or any other lawful purpose except where prohibited by law. By attending the Local, Regional, National and/or WFC Event, except where prohibited by law, each Participant further waives any right of inspection or approval of the uses to which Sponsor may put the Recordings, and releases Sponsor and its Agents from any and all claims arising out of or in connection with the Recordings, the Participant's Image or Sponsor's and/or its Agents' use thereof. The laws of the United States govern the Contest, and all claims must be resolved in the United States.
General Conditions; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: SPONSOR AND ITS AGENTS ARE NOT IN ANY WAY RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR DAMAGES, LOSS OR INJURY RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST BY ANY PARTICIPANT OR FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, SHIPPING AND HANDLING, LOSS, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE AWARDED IN THIS CONTEST, OR FOR THE TRAVEL TO OR FROM ANY REGIONAL EVENT, OR OTHERWISE IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CONTEST-RELATED ACTIVITY. BY ENTERING, PARTICIPANT ASSUMES SOLE LIABILITY FOR INJURIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PERSONAL INJURIES AND/OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, CAUSED OR CLAIMED TO BE CAUSED BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, SHIPPING AND HANDLING, LOSS, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE AWARDED IN THIS CONTEST, OR FOR THE TRAVEL TO OR FROM ANY REGIONAL EVENT, OR OTHERWISE IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CONTEST-RELATED ACTIVITY. SPONSOR HAS THE RIGHT TO CANCEL, TERMINATE OR MODIFY THIS CONTEST IF IT CANNOT BE COMPLETED AS PLANNED DUE TO COMPUTER VIRUS, BUGS, TAMPERING, UNAUTHORIZED INTERVENTION, TECHNICAL FAILURES, OR OTHER CONDITIONS BEYOND SPONSOR'S CONTROL. SPONSOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FAILURE TO CONTACT ENTRANTS, WHETHER DUE TO TECHNICAL OR HUMAN ERROR. SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION TO DISQUALIFY ANY INDIVIDUAL IT FINDS TO BE TAMPERING WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS OR THE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST OR TO BE ACTING IN VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES OR IN AN UNSPORTSMANLIKE OR DISRUPTIVE MANNER. ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. SPONSOR'S FAILURE TO ENFORCE ANY TERM OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE A WAIVER OF THAT PROVISION OR ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES.
RELEASE. By entering, each Participant forever and irrevocably releases and holds harmless Sponsor and its Agents, Facebook, Inc. and their parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, and their respective agents, advertising and promotion agencies, affiliates, Contest partners and prize suppliers, and all of their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders, members, managers, representatives and agents from and against all claims, damages or liabilities arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from Participant's participation and/or entry in the Contest and/or Participants' award, receipt or use of any prize awarded in the Contest.
Rules and List of Winners. For a copy of the rules, or a list of winners within thirty (30) days of the conclusion of the Contest, please send your request by mail with a stamped, self-addressed return envelope to: Attn: Tyson Best Wing on the Planet, MMA Creative, 700 Craighead Street, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37204.
Sponsor. This Contest is sponsored Tyson Foods, Inc., 2200 Don Tyson Parkway, Springdale, AR 72762 and managed by MMA Creative, Inc., 705 North Dixie Avenue, Cookeville TN 38501.
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