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Official Promotion Rules of the Golden Apple Award

  1. Promotion Description.  This promotion is sponsored by WMBF-TV, 918 Frontage Road East, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 and BI-LO ("Sponsor(s)"), represented by Infinity Marketing, Inc. 870 Cleveland St. Suite 1D, Greenville, SC 29601. The promotion begins at 9 a.m. Eastern Standard Time ("EST") on September 1, 2013 and ends at 12 a.m. EST on December 19, 2013.  Entries must be received by 12 a.m. EST on December 13, 2013.  Promotion is void where prohibitedBy entering, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these promotion rules.
  2. Eligibility.  No purchase necessary to enter or win.  This promotion is open only to legal U.S. residents of the following counties in the station's viewing area: Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Horry, Marion & Marlboro Counties, SC & Robeson & Scotland Counties, NC, who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.  The age requirement applies only to the nominees of the competition – "nominators" can be any age, but must be legal U.S. residents of the counties listed above. Employees and immediate family members of employees of Raycom Media, Inc., WMBF-TV, the other Sponsor(s), and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, and their advertising and production agencies are not eligible to participate in this promotion. 
  3. How to Enter.  There are two ways to enter this promotion.  Beginning at 9 a.m. on September 1, 2013, individuals (the "nominator(s)") can log on to to fill out a digital nomination form, or go to a local BI-LO store to fill out a physical form. On the form, nominators must write a one-page, 250-word letter or essay nominating a teacher. Nominators must include their reasons for nominating the teacher and their experiences with the teacher in order to be considered. Nominations must be based on outstanding teaching methods and/or academic instruction, and cannot be based on extracurricular activities. Entries must contain the teacher's name, school name, and school phone number, along with the nominator's name, address, and phone number in order to be considered. Entries must be received by 12 a.m. EST on December 13, 2013 in order to qualify. All entries become the property of Sponsor(s), and Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to use any information submitted by entrants. Physical forms must be mailed to: WMBF News Studios, 918 Frontage Road East, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.

    Entries must be filled out completely and legibly in order to qualify, and will be void if they are, in whole or in part, incomplete, illegible, damaged, irregular, counterfeit, altered, or obtained through theft or fraud.  No mechanically reproduced, software-generated or other automated multiple entries are permitted.  Sponsor(s) is/are not responsible for lost, late, illegible, misdirected or mutilated entries, including due to transmission, technical, and/or network failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any hardware or software (whether originating with sender or Sponsor(s)), telephonic failures, human error, or any other error or malfunction.  For online entries, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry will be considered the entrant.  An "authorized account holder" shall mean the natural person assigned to such e-mail account by the Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with such e-mail account.  A potential winner may be requested to provide proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with a winning entry.

    Nominators agree not to upload, post or transmit any materials which contain any computer viruses, Easter eggs, worms, Trojan Horses or other harmful component or programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information.  Any attempt to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the operation of the promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to seek damages from any person who makes such attempt(s).

    Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void.  Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted by an individual or the authorized account holder of an e-mail address shall be determined by Sponsor(s) in its/their sole discretion, and Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the promotion.

    By entering this promotion, nominator agrees that WMBF-TV and the other Sponsor(s) of this promotion may provide nominator with promotional materials and that WMBF-TV may release nominator's personally identifiable registration information to the other Sponsor(s) for that purpose.  WMBF-TV is not responsible for the use of nominator's personally identifiable information by the other Sponsor(s).
  4. Prize(s). Monthly Prizes of $25 gift cards and a basket of apples (the "Golden Apple Award") will be provided by BI-LO each month throughout this campaign to four separate recipients who will be selected by WMBF-TV at its sole discretion. The Golden Apple Award will be open to any educator, K – 12, who works in the WMBF viewing area. Recipients cannot receive The Golden Apple Award more than once. . No prize may be exchanged for cash, transferred, or assigned by the winner(s).  Sponsor(s) reserve the right to substitute a prize, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded.
  5. How the Prizes are Awarded. WMBF-TV will pick the monthly Winner of The Golden Apple Award. The decisions of the sponsor(s) and judges are final. WMBF-TV will deliver monthly prizes to the chosen teacher on location at their school. WMBF-TV will then air a segment featuring the winner in the 5:30 PM News on the 3rd Thursday of the month (September 19, October 17, November 21, and December 19.). BI-LO and WMBF-TV, in their sole discretion, may modify or discontinue the program at any time.
  6. Odds of Winning.  The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries and the quality of nominations received.
  7. Conditions of Acceptance of Prize.  Driver's license or other appropriate picture identification is required to claim a prize.  The winner(s), and if applicable any travel companion(s), will be required to execute and return a release and affidavit of eligibility within 30 days of prize notification, or the prize will be forfeited.  A winner must take possession of his or her prize upon delivery by WMBF-TV or the prize will be forfeited.

    Winner(s) will be solely responsible for any and all local, state, and federal taxes, as well as license and registration fees, transportation costs, gratuities and other items of an incidental nature.  WMBF-TV will report any individual winnings over $600 (in cash or fair market value of goods or services) in a one year period to the Internal Revenue Service.  Winner(s) will receive a Form 1099 from WMBF-TV if WMBF-TV reports any winnings to the Internal Revenue Service.

    Each nominator agrees to the use of his or her name and likeness in publicity without any additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.  By entering this promotion, each nominator acknowledges that WMBF-TV, and all other sponsors and venues, have the right to publicize and broadcast the nominator's name, voice, and likeness, the fact that he or she won, and all matters incidental thereto. Winners of The Golden Apple Award(s) and the Teacher of the Year Award will be required to sign a release allowing WMBF-TV to use their name, likeness, image, recorded voice, or portrait in a segment for WMBF News before receiving the award. Teachers who do not sign a release form will be automatically disqualified and nominators are encouraged to get their teacher's consent before nominating them. Before WMBF-TV delivers any award to a teacher, it must secure the school's permission and consent to deliver the award. If the winner's school does not consent to delivery, the nominator's teacher will be automatically disqualified.
  8. Limitation on Liability.  By entering this promotion, each nominator forever discharges and releases Sponsor(s), its/their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability, claims, causes of action, suits, and demands of any kind arising from or in connection with the promotion, including, without limitation, responsibility for property damage, loss of life, or personal injury or death resulting from or in connection with participating in the promotion or from or in connection with use or receipt of the prize(s), however caused.
  9. Sponsor's Reservation of Rights.  These official rules are subject to modification by WMBF-TV.  In the event of a dispute, all decisions made by WMBF-TV are final and binding.  Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right, in its/their sole discretion, to disqualify any person who tampers with the entry process or the operation of Sponsor's/Sponsors' web site(s), or who otherwise acts in violation of these official rules.  Sponsor(s) further reserve(s) the right, in its/their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, or modify this promotion if, for any reason, the promotion is not capable of completion as planned (including, but not limited to, for the following reasons:  infection by computer virus, technical corruption, force majeure, or non-authorized human intervention that compromises or affects the administration, fairness, integrity, security, or proper conduct of the promotion).
  10. List of Winners.  For a list of winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to WMBF News, 918 Frontage Road East, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 or visit the website at between September 1 and December 19, 2013.  
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